Sighting for July 9, 2021

Lucy Hooper

My backyard in Mickleton
Gloucester County, NJ

The most sightings I have had so far in our yard! I was also outside for a significant amount of time because the heat was more bearable and we were showing friends the garden. The sachems were on the Gaillardia and the Monarda fistulosa. The Eastern Tiger was going back and forth between the mountain mint (Pycnanthemum Incana) and the Monarda. Saw several large black butterflies but they flew by so fast was not able to identify if they were a type of swallowtail or a red spotted purple.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Sachem 3

Sachems

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail