Sighting for June 10, 2022

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

The first male monarch we have seen in the yard this year.

Is this a Gen 1 offspring of the Mexican overwintering population that has migrated from southern states, or a Gen 2 grandchild from an egg oviposited in NJ by a Gen 1 female?

Info about IDing males and the sequence of monarch migration (and how females and males might arrive in SJ on different schedules) on the blog here:
https://blogs.stockton.edu/sjbfs/2020/05/24/a-male-monarch-mystery/

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Monarch (male)

Silver-spotted Skipper