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Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

My first intermediate form of a female Eastern tiger swallowtail!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Chris Herz

Wheelabrator refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Walk to the river and work in the garden. Caterpillars seen in the garden: 4 black ST on fennel, 1 spicebush, 1 monarch, 1 varigated frit. 17 species in the garden.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 5
  • Sachem 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Black Swallowtail cat

Variegated Fritillary cat

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Nice variety of bugs this afternoon. A Cloudless Sulphur made a brief appearance nectaring on a couple of petunias and then up and away. Found five 1st instar Black Swallowtail cats on Parsley.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Chris Herz

Moorestown backyard
Burlington County, NJ

Mexican sunflowers and marigolds attracting most. Purple loosestrife in the water attracting most of the cabbage whites

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Jennifer Bulava

Rancocas State Park, Hainesport Twp
Burlington County, NJ

2:40-4:00pm

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 8

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Smith's Woods butterfly garden from 1:30-2:15. Looking for the Great spangled fritillary today, no luck. 1 monarch cat and 4 black swallowtail cats.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Jennifer Bulava

Backyard, Mullica Twp
Atlantic County, NJ

Went out to pick some tomatoes and found 8 spicebush swallowtails on the sunflowers! I have never seen that many at once in the yard. All but one were mint condition.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Monarch 1

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

Azures looked very pale so IDed as Summer.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sulphur sp. 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 32
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 13
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Sachem 4

'Summer' Spring Azure

Variegated Fritillary

Spicebush Swallowtail

Viceroy

Chris Herz

Community garden, Rowan College South Jersey (formerly Gloucester)
Gloucester County, NJ

After work, 4:15-4:45. Several plots have zinnias –main attractor, also white clover.

[This is only our 3rd report of checker-skipper this year. The other two reports, 6/29 and 7/13, were from SAL. Nicely find Chris! -jm]

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 31
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 29
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 35

Sandra Keller

My garden in Barrington
Camden County, NJ

Loads of nectar this year. The Joe-pye-weed and the Tall Verbena being the flowers of choice. This was early afternoon.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 8

Zabulon Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Brenda Bruton

Historic Smithville Park
Burlington County, NJ

2 pm, Smith Woods Butterfly Garden.

[A significant find! We have had no previous reports for this species in BUR in August or later. Almost all our Aug/Sept reports of this species come from SAL, including Eric T's just last week. We have had fewer than five reports from any other county after July 30 in our twelve years of logging. The closest I see in our records is Chris Herz's spangled frit in her garden in Audubon, CAM on 8-30-2009. jc]

  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Smith's Woods butterfly garden only.
3:30-4:00pm.
5 black swallowtail caterpillars & 3 chrysalises
Monarchs were mating.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Jennifer Bulava

Long Bridge Park, Hainesport
Burlington County, NJ

1:30-2:30pm

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1

Jennifer Bulava

Amico Island, Delran
Burlington County, NJ

10:00-11:00am
All of the red-spotted purples were on a single black cherry tree.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 10

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

Common Buckeyes too numerous to get an accurate count.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sulphur sp. 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 9
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye s
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 16
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

American Lady

Zabulon Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Buckeye

Brian Johnson

Wharton state forest
Atlantic County, NJ

It was a real relief to see the Satyrs flying. The first brood got wiped out by a storm on June 19th that dropped 5 inches of rain. I went up 3 times after the storm and only saw a few. Numbers were down by 60% compared to last year at this spot. Still better than I thought it was going to be. The single bug is about as strongly marked as I have ever seen. Lots of spots.

[Brian, thank you for the careful monitoring of this rare butterfly. Very good to hear this later brood has emerged. jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Georgia Satyr 15
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7
  • Monarch 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Georgia Satyr

Georgia Satyr

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

My yard has a "something there is that doesn't love a cat" attitude so I have brought in more cats this year than I normally do. My 40+ Tawny Emperor cats have been reduced to a mere dozen or so and I have not been able to find any Snout, Monarch, Variegated Frit or Cloudless Sulphor cats despite constant egg laying by those species. Other verified eggs and cats in my yard include Sachem, Zabulon, cabbage white, Tiger ST, and Red-spotted Purple. My first Tawny Emperor cat eclosed yesterday after having been in chrysalis for about 10 days. The photo of two Tawny chyrsalises shows one that is getting ready to eclose. The other Tawny photo shows how well they blend into Hackberry leaves. The two Black ST chrysalises both fed on dill but spent their last two days on parsley. The green one settled on parsley while the brown one settled on a stick.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • American Snout 0
  • Variegated Fritillary 0
  • Tawny Emperor 0

Variegated Fritillary first instar

Tawny Emperor chrysalis

Variegated Fritillary caterpillar

American Snout caterpillar

Tawny Emperor chrysalises

Black Swallowtail chrysalises

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Nice to return home from eight days away to find yard so active with butterflies. All three pipevines fresh and dog-fighting (one apparent female); monarchs our best count so far in 2019; and first little glassywing of year here. Mexican sunflower primary attraction for all species buckeye-size or larger.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • American Snout 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 6
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Pipevine Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Little Glassywing

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

late day observations 5:15-6. RB Hairstreak new this season on mt. mint.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Sachem 1

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

From one stationary location on the historic side of Smithville by the Parks office.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1

David L. Amadio

Chestnut Branch Park, Mantua
Gloucester County, NJ

Stopped here to see if there was any Harvester action. Obs. from 3:40 till 4:50, mostly sunny and low 80's. The garden here is not what it once was , but still drawing in some butterflies. Purple Loosestrife taking over, but still some nice mistflower & Joe-pye weed. One Tiger was a dark female. As for Harvesters: Only found aphids on one Smooth Alder tree. I found one worn individual partially obscured from my camera angle.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Harvester 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 26
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

woolly aphids

Harvester

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made between 2:50 & 3:20. Only covered the garden & adjacent field. Nice to see a Monarch enjoying the Tithonia plant. Swarthy is dwarfed by the huge passion vine flowers.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 8
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1

Monarch

Swarthy Skipper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Had a very brief visit from a Painted Lady this afternoon. First one here this season.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Hackberry Emperor

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Couldn’t ask for a nicer August day in the garden!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 5
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Question Mark

Common Buckeye

Crossline Skipper

Karen &Brian Johnson

Our garden
Cape May County, NJ

Seen while doing yard work this afternoon. The Sleep Orange is new for the yard list!

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Sleepy Orange

Cloudless Sulphur

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park & adjoining private property
Burlington County, NJ

Sightings during the morning. Fiery Skipper only species added from the gardens as I only had time for a quick check of them.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 15
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 11
  • Monarch 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 3

David L. Amadio

Featherbed Lane, Kings Hwy end.
Salem County, NJ

Obs. made from 4:25 till 5 p.m. I asked the cattle here to kick up a Meadow Fritillary. They did! Unfortunately in a rare instance for me I was on my cell phone. Hung up abruptly, raised my glasses and then got two very poorly focused shots off. Unable to relocate it, but was happy to find my first one this year. Did not count numbers here, only species observed. Sulphurs were the most numerous by far as usual here.

[Congrats to Dave on finding our first Meadow Fritillary of the year. This species was only reported once in 2018 (1 specimen on 6/16) and twice in 2017 (both reports from Featherbed Land in mid-July). -jm]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Queen 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

hard to see Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

David L. Amadio

Alloway municipal garden
Salem County, NJ

Obs. made from 3:35 till 4:10, sunny, mid 80's and quite windy. Surprised at the absence of Peck's here today.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15

Fiery Skipper

David L. Amadio

Dix WMA- Middle Marsh Rd.
Cumberland County, NJ

Obs. made from 11:50 till 2:20. Partly cloudy, low 80's & windy. Sightings include the main Sleepy Orange colony, mainly roadside obs. along Schoolhouse Rd to Garrison Ln. & one brief stop along Seabreeze to check out some Joe Pye weed. Ratio of Cloudless to Sleepy was much closer today than the extensive report from last weekend's field trip. With only one pair of eyes today this report is likely a less accurate assessment. I spent considerable time observing the nectaring habits of the Sleepy Oranges today. Found them to be using Indian Tobacco ( Lobelia inflata)
much more than anything else. I photographed them nectaring on the Lobelia, Self-Heal, & Fleabane. Also was pleased to find a couple of individuals puddling making for a much easier photograph. Also found with very little effort at least a dozen Sleepy Orange cats on senna.

[Thanks Dave for the super list, the interesting report on nectaring Sleepy Oranges and your excellent photos. -jm]

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 14
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 66
  • Sleepy Orange 52
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 11
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Aaron's Skipper 24
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 9
  • Dun Skipper 2

Sleepy Orange cat

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

David L. Amadio

Supawna Meadows NWR
Salem County, NJ

Obs. made from 10:30 till 10:55. 79 & sunny.Just walked the roadside & also checked the small flower garden at the NWR headquarters. Roadside mowed recently, but ample violets still growing. Mountain mint at the HQ garden attracted 17 of the Buckeyes.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 21
  • Monarch 8
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 2

Eric T

my backyard in Salem, NJ
Salem County, NJ

Still restricted mainly to the backyard. Not seeing as many butterflies since the cool front's passage a couple of days back. I did see a pair of Eastern Comma's and managed to photograph one.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 1

Eastern Comma

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Cloudless sulphur laying eggs on senna. Variegated frit new this season.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Jackie Parker

Higbee Beach WMA
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 30
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. most of afternoon while tending to garden/yard work.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Sachem 1

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

11:35-12:20
At least 12 black swallowtail cats, 4 monarch cats.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Watched a R-S Purple lay a few eggs on an Elderberry bush and then fly over to a Red Chokeberry to lay a few more.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Sandra Keller

My house in Barrington
Camden County, NJ

Sunny, 88 degrees, light winds. Lots of nectar in my garden. The Tall Verbena was the plant of choice this afternoon.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Matt Webster

My House, Cedarbrook
Camden County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Matt Webster

EB Forsythe NWR (Brigantine Unit)
Atlantic County, NJ

Conservative counts predominantly on driving loop

  • Black Swallowtail 14
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 35
  • Cloudless Sulphur 30
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 15
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Monarch 55
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Jennifer Bulava

Boundary Creek, Moorestown
Burlington County, NJ

10:30-10:57

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 5

Swarthy Skipper

Jennifer Bulava

Rancocas Pointe Trail, Mt Laurel
Burlington County, NJ

9:15-10:15am

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10

Chris Herz

Wheelabrator refuge
Gloucester County, NJ

Noon to 4–working in the garden and a walk to the river. 20 species seen in the garden and just outside. 10 buckeyes in the garden and variegated Frit cat, and one early instar spucebush cat.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 11
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 16
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 32
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Viceroy 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Jackie Parker

Higbee Beach WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Cloudless Sulphurs were laying eggs on Partridge Peas.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 50
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 24
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • American Snout 2
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Question Mark 38
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 8
  • Monarch 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 14
  • Least Skipper 1

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Observations between 11:00am and 1:50pm, on both sides of the park. At least 16 black swallowtail cats on the fennel in various instars. Also snowberry clearwing moth. One Polites skipper in photo, likely crossline, but uncertain.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper

Crossline Skipper

Peck's Skipper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made between 5 & 6 p.m. Gray Hairstreak & Buckeye obs. earlier by my wife Pat.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Chip Krilowicz

Haddonfield Yard
Camden County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Fiery Skipper

Brian Johnson & Jack Miller

N. Railroad Avenue
Cape May County, NJ

We walked the bike path, powerline cut and Organic farm. Pleasant day with lots of Butterflies.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 14
  • Cabbage White 100
  • Orange Sulphur 30
  • Cloudless Sulphur 25
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 16
  • Common Buckeye 80
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Monarch 13
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 37
  • Southern Cloudywing 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Sootywing 22
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

White M Hairstreak

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Sulphur sp. 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Azure, sp. 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Monarch 13
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Gray Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Chip Krilowicz

Westville River RD
Gloucester County, NJ

Sunny 9-10 am 75 degrees

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Matt Webster

Dambly’s Garden Center, Winslow Twp
Camden County, NJ

Little Glassywing is a first for me!

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

I never tire of seeing the vibrant lemon-lime colored Cloudless sulphurs fluttering through the gardens.
First day since June 15th with no Broad-winged skippers. One Tiger S-T was dark form. Gray hairstreak appeared to be ovipositing on partridge pea.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

This is Spicebush Swallowtail Instar I think. Have been seeing Spicebush Swallowtails. Monarchs seen daily. Uptick of Azures today. I see hairstreaks, not yet able to ID. Today's sightings under mixed trees: Tulip Poplar, Sassafrass, Persimmon, Holly. Sumac and Oakleaf hydrangea understory. Moist sunny late morning, filtered bright sun before afternoon cloudburst.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Azure, sp. 2
  • Monarch 2

Spicebush Swallowtail cat

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Sulphur sp. 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Azure, sp. 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tailed-Blue

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made after 5 p.m. One of the Tigers was a dark form female.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Jennifer Bulava

Jack Miller's yard, Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Nighttime observations from 9-10pm for UV-induced visible fluorescence photography.
Tawny emperor caterpillars (about 10 on hackberry) were photographed with and without UV flashlight. Tiger swallowtail cat photographed on tulip tree.

[Very interesting to watch Jen discover and photograph things that we are not used to seeing at night. I believe her UV-induced visible fluorescence photos are the first ever posted on this log and hopefully not the last. -jm]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 0
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Tawny Emperor 0

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Tawny Emperor cat

Tawny Emperor cat

Matt Webster

Dambly’s Garden Center, Winslow Twp
Camden County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

First black swallowtail and monarch cats of 2019!

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jennifer Bulava

Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail, Pemberton
Burlington County, NJ

During guided kayak trip; 3.5 miles from Burlington County College to Hanover St.
Most of the butterflies were on sweet pepperbush flowers.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6

David L. Amadio

Red Bank Battlefield, National Park
Gloucester County, NJ

A brief stop here from 4:25 till 4:45. Always enjoy watching the emperors swirling around the trunk of the old & large Hackberry tree here.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 22
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. from 2:30 till 4:15. Garden & fields quite dry having missed any recent T-storms. Most Swarthy Skippers that I have seen in several years.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 24
  • Red-spotted Purple 8
  • Viceroy 5
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Viceroy

Swarthy Skipper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

A very active afternoon here in my garden. Spotted a Tawny Emperor high up in the shade of a Sassafras tree. Later completed an emperor sweep when one came to rotting fruit.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Tawny Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Matt Webster

My House, Cedarbrook
Camden County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings while birding in the park during the morning.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Question Mark 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 11
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Dun Skipper 1

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Sulphur sp. 5
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2

Spicebush Swallowtail

Viceroy

Variegated Fritillary

Steven Glynn and Harvey Tomlinson

Dix WMA- Sleepy Orange Colony
Cumberland County, NJ

We lead a tour of the Dix WMA Sleepy Orange colony today and welcomed participants from our butterfly blog and from Citizens United to Protect The Maurice River organization. An amazing day was enjoyed by everyone. Special thanks to Harvey, as well as Armas and Risa Hill, Wendy Walker, Cheryl Howell, Diane Irgang, Dan Morley and Susan Houde. The Sleepy Orange colony was very active and a second colony, replete with senna was also found adjacent to the main Dix WMA area, along Schoolhouse Road. The numbers of Cloudless Sulphurs, another species breeding and expanding with the strong senna and partridge pea growth present, were exceptional as well. Our count also includes numbers and species seen at the Green Swamp Preserve parking area and patches of nectar along Seabreeze Road leading into the main access to Dix WMA.

[Thanks to Steve and all those who participated in this trip. It is exciting to know that the Sleepy Orange colony is not only thriving but expanding. It appears this species is here to stay in NJ (also see the Sleepy Orange colony citing from 7/27 on the NABA North Jersey Butterfly Club). The same appears to be true for Cloudless Sulphurs. - jm]

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 17
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Cloudless Sulphur 298
  • Sleepy Orange 152
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 47
  • Question Mark 5
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 31
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 16
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 43
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 7
  • Least Skipper 22
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 36
  • Dun Skipper 11

Aaron's Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Spicebush Swallowtail

Sleepy Oranges

Sleepy Orange