Sighting for September 3, 2021

Lucy Hooper

My backyard in Mickleton
Gloucester County, NJ

I saw the red-spotted purple before I even went outside- it landed on the window and right behind it from my viewpoint was a hummingbird. Pictured are the Pearl crescent on Rudbeckia triloba and the Peck’s skipper on Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana”. The skippers are an undercount. They were everywhere-besides the phlox, on mountain mint, New England asters, blue mist flower, zinnias and sedums.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Sachem 16

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent