Sighting for September 12, 2021

Harvey Tomlinson

Higbee beach WMA
Cape May County, NJ

The Skipper pictured below is yet to be positively ID'd.
It's GISS and a number of markings point to female Cloudless Skipper. Female Zabulon was considered but a number of field marks are absent. To my knowledge there are no skippers with 4 dashes in the dorsal FW apex. Any thoughts please send out to Jack C or Jack M. Cloudless Sulphur had just eclosed. Very few butterflies were observed.

[Ah, worn skippers…. Harvey's GISS comment carries weight as anyone who has been afield with Harvey knows. All comments are welcomed! -jm]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 0
  • Clouded Skipper 0


Question Mark

Cloudless Sulphur