Sighting for September 21, 2022

Lucy Hooper

My backyard in Mickleton
Gloucester County, NJ

Butterflies have been very scarce recently.The Orange sulphur is on New England aster. The Spicebush swallowtail cat is on a Sassafras sapling and is the later instar of the one posted about 9 days ago. (Found using a UV flashlight and taken at night with a flash.) Black swallowtail cats were found on Golden Alexander (pictured) and fennel.

[Lucy's delightful nighttime shot of her spicebush cat is a good reminder that caterpillars can be as beautiful as adults. jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2

Black Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Spicebush Swallowtail