Sighting for July 31, 2018

Barb Sendelbach

Lafayette backyard
Sussex County, NJ

The 2 Monarchs continue the egg laying frenzy on Common Milkweed that is now completely covered in honeydew.

Of the small group of Monarchs I am rearing, 2 have pupated within the last week and the next one should be ready in the next day or two.

While watching the Titmouse family bouncing around the yard, I looked up at the tree they were in and had a pleasant surprise. The female Promethea Moth that visited a few weeks ago laid her eggs on my Tulip Poplar sapling.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Promethea Moth caterpillar