South Jersey Migrants of The Week

Bob Barber bob at
Tue Sep 1 18:10:37 EDT 1998

Junonia coenia (Common Buckeye) was extremely scarce in June, July and most
of August in southern NJ .  On 29 August, I found them abundant everywhere
in Cumberland and Cape May counties, undoubtedly due to migration from the
south.  The previous week I recorded 3-4 in the same fields.  We frequently
have large numbers in the fall, but numbers usually increase gradually.
Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady) has been completely absent in the area this
year, however, a few were found in the area this week, indicating a small
northward movement of this species as well.  Phoebis sennae (Cloudless
Sulphur), Eurema lisa (Little Yellow), continue in good numbers, and one
Eurema nicippe (Sleepy Orange) was seen this week as well.

Bob Barber <bob at>
Rutgers University - Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory -Histology/Pathology
New Jersey  USA
Lat. 39 19.574N   Long. 074 58.113W

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