Sighting for September 11, 2020

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

73 and cloudy after 3 days of heavy rain. Brazilians have been haunting my yard for a couple weeks and although I did not see today's Brazilian, in my rounds I found a fresh egg where I am positive there wasn't one an hour before. Fiery sk's have been here almost daily for weeks but today they were absent. The LT, which was in perfect shape, had tail coloring that I have not seen before.

[The long-tailed is a beauty and only our third reported in 2020. Re: the BZSK. Our Records & Sightings Committee will be meeting sometime in the next year or two to consider the question: Can you count the presence of an adult by the sudden appearance of eggs? A nine-hour debate is expected. ;-) jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 35
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Sachem 60

Long-tailed Skipper

Ocola Skipper