Sighting for September 2, 2021

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

Praying Mantis with Silver-spotted Skipper, Yellow Jacket devouring a Sachem and a newly emergent and pristine Monarch. The Sachems increase in abundance by the day. I counted 252 and then encountered many more in a flower garden. 300 is probably a low estimate.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Peck's Skipper 14
  • Sachem 300

Monarch

Mantid and silver-spotted skipper

yellow jacket and sachem