Sighting for July 29, 2020

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

We had two guests yesterday so I spent more time than usual wandering through the yard. It turned out to be my best sk day here so far this year and my first tawny-edged sk's. Second day in a row that a cloudless spent hours scattering eggs on my peas plants. I saw the fiery as soon as I stepped out to take out the compost during dinner making. Ran in, got camera, bug gone. A lucky search rediscovered it quite far from where I first saw it and gave me another lesson in persistence. Yes, dinner was late.

[This is our first fiery sk for 2020, although as usual, NNJ has had a few reports already. - jm]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Sachem 25
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper