Sighting for August 20, 2020

Lucy Hooper

My backyard in Mickleton.
Gloucester County, NJ

New York Ironweed continues to be the biggest butterfly draw. Lots of caterpillars- Sleepy orange on Senna (it seems they prefer the small tender seedlings), Monarchs on milkweed and Black swallowtail on fennel and parsley. Sleepy orange cat on young Senna.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2

Sleepy Orange caterpillar