Sighting for September 10, 2022

Brian Johnson

Bellplain state forest
Cape May County, NJ

Midday walk on the powerline between Hunters Mill Road and Rt 605. The Cloudless Sulphurs were all flying east without stopping. Sleepy Oranges were doing the same but stopping at the Liatris and Gerardia for a quick meal on their way east.

[This is new site for sleepy orange, I believe. The species is definitely on the rise in South Jersey. jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Crossline Skipper 1

Sleepy Orange