Sighting for September 8, 2020

Lucy Hooper

My backyard in Mickleton.
Gloucester County, NJ

It seems like there have been fewer butterflies the last few days. Only out in the yard for short periods but did see lots of caterpillars- Monarch, Black Swallowtail and Sleepy Orange (also lots of eggs on Senna- Sleepy Orange most likely but some could be from Cloudless Sulphur). Pictured is Sleepy Orange cat-they usually hang out on the stem of the Senna or the midrib of the leaf where they are especially camouflaged.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

Sleepy Orange caterpillar