Sighting for September 2, 2021

Beth Polvino

my yard NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

Sachems continue to increase daily. Count is probably under estimated. In the back yard, there were 30 in one small area. 3 of them were chasing the hummingbirds away from the salvia. Several times I thought I saw an Ocola fly by in the crowd of skippers but could never find it again at that time.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Sachem 200

Sleepy Orange with sachem

Sachems

Cloudless Sulphurs mating