Sighting for October 9, 2020

Harvey Tomlinson

My Garden Del Haven
Cape May County, NJ

22 consecutive days with a Long-tailed Skipper. 2 fresh Brazilians. Sleepy Orange in Summer form. Fiery skipper HW suggests Whirlabout pattern.

[Yes, we should definitely be on the alert for whirlabouts – our next species to add to the NJ all-time list? David Wright's Butterflies of Pennsylvania – and other sources – note and illustrate that fieries are variable and can be confused with whirlabout (and sachem). jc]

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 18
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Sachem 5

Brazilian Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sleepy Orange