Sighting for October 1, 2020

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Full sun and upper 70's brought this place back to life. Most of the monarchs were mint fresh and most likely eclosed from here (There are still many chrysalises present). Of interest today was a reinforcing blast of fresh buckeyes that were in great contrast to the fading rag veterans. Almost all of the new arrivals were rosa form of which I had none until this batch of migrants arrived. I chased this almost tail-less ETB thinking it was an azure. Ah, the rags of fall.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 30
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Sachem 30

Eastern Tailed-Blue