Sighting for October 4, 2020

Jack Miller

MacNamara WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Mostly sunny, mid 60's. Observations from 10:45- 1:30. I walked the 5 mile loop and then spent time on side trails. All 237 buckeyes were seen on the dikes. Oddly, all but 16 were seen on the first 2/3's of the dikes. Were they staging and leaving as I walked? I saw 4 other hairstreaks, but without camera or nocs I could not tell if they were grays or white m's. Strange to have seen only one sk here.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 237
  • Monarch 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1