Sighting for September 12, 2020

Pat Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Easily saw 16 large Monarch caterpillars today (hopefully this bodes well for this fall's migration)! And who knows how many others if I was really looking, inspecting under leaves. Lots of folded leaves on Canna (with Brazilian Skipper caterpillars in hiding), plus 5 Brazilian Skipper chrysalids, mostly on low-down leaves!

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 0
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 6
  • Brazilian Skipper 0
  • Sachem 10

Monarch cats

Red-spotted Purple

Brazilian Skipper chrysalis