Sighting for July 30, 2020

Beth Polvino

my yard NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

Butterfly numbers continue to be down in my yard. I counted 14 species with 27 butterflies which is low compared to past years. FOY Variegated Fritillary. On the plus side the butterflies here are mostly females and laying eggs on their host plants.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

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Variegated Fritillary