Sighting for July 18, 2021

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

R-S Purple was ovipositing on Black Cherry tree.
Lots of dragonflies hunting in the gardens but the Eastern Pondhawks were the most voracious as evidenced by the unlucky skipper (sachem?) in the photo.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Sachem 10
  • Broad-winged Skipper 40
  • Dion Skipper 1

Dion Skipper

pond skimmer with skipper

Black Swallowtail 1st instar

Red-spotted Purple