Sighting for September 3, 2021

Kathy Horn

Higbee Beach WMA
Cape May County, NJ

72, sunny, light breeze, low humidity. White M hairstreaks sunning themselves on scrub oak and winged sumac in separate field locations.

[Good to see white Ms might be staging a late summer surge, as they have done before. Three of them at one site is our high count for 2021. jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Sachem 1

White M Hairstreak