Sighting for October 2, 2021

David L. Amadio

Pavilion Circle gardens, CM Point
Cape May County, NJ

Obs. made from 2:35 to 3, 76 deg. sunny. Ocolas were everywhere. Had to point out to several visitors that while the more showy Monarchs were winding their way south, these obscure little skippers were moving north. Monarchs are indeed stunning, but so many smaller gems are being overlooked. My first Long Tail from this location since 2016. Viceroy was found among the Monarchs.

  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 65
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 26
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 12

Viceroy

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper