Sighting for September 12, 2021

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Four white m's clustered within three feet of each other on Sedum and a fifth with ragged wing on another Sedum clump 50 yards away gave us what may be our yard's record high count.

Milkweed tussock cats so tightly clustered and thick it looked like one of our milkweeds had grown a cattail top.

PVST coming to Phlox paniculata, their much preferred nectar source in our yard.

[Wow! I would think that 5 white m's at once would be a record for any small property. White m's are having a great September in SJ -jm]

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • White M Hairstreak 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 30

Pipevine Swallowtail

White M Hairstreak

milkweed tussock cats