Sighting for September 6, 2021

Beth Polvino

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

Today, I had Cloudless Sulphur's, Sleepy Orange and my first Orange Sulphur since either late April or mid-may. All were laying eggs on the cassia. Brazilian Skipper caterpillars, Question Mark caterpillars and Spicebush caterpillars on their host plants. Large numbers of Sachems continue making it hard to see if there are any other skippers in their midst.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 125
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3