Sighting for July 22, 2020

Barb Sendelbach

Backyard - Lafayette
Sussex County, NJ

The first group of Monarch caterpillars are mature and should pupate soon. A female has been visiting daily laying eggs on every plant whether it's covered in aphids or not.

During the early morning hours, a Banded Hairstreak came to the moth lights on the porch to get out of the rain. As soon as the rain stopped, it flew back into the night.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch caterpillar