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David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Good Red-spotted Purple action tonight. Three enjoying watermelon rind when not being tormented by Bald-faced hornets & one Giant hornet. One of the RSP's was a runt, half the size of the largest individual.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Fresh Peck's Skippers were on potted buddleia.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 4

Will Kerling

Highways from Head of River to Cape May, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were Cabbage Whites, Cloudless Sulphurs, a Pearl Crescent and a Red-Spotted Purple on this trip - Rte. 605 ( a Pearl Crescent and a Cloudless Sulphur), Rte. 47 (2 Cabbage Whites), Court House-Dennisville Road ( a Cloudless Sulphur), Springer Mill Road (a Red-spotted Purple) and Seashore Road (a Cabbage White and a Cloudless Sulphur).

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Will Kerling

402 West Hand Avenue - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found a season high of eight butterfly species in the back yard. The Tawny Emperor was a new butterfly species here.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 10

Tawny Emperor

Jack Miller

my yard, Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 60

Jack Miller

MacNamara WMA
Cape May County, NJ

11:00- 2:00. Thin cirrus, 80's. Lots of thistle which is where most of the swallowtails were. Two mint fresh male spicebush sw.s. All but two of the redbanded hs's were found in two spots: a patch of remnant spicebush bloom and a patch of goldenrod by wood's edge. Had not had a bfly land on me in a long time, but today both of the photoed nymphs landed on me (the old one could barely fly and took a long rest on my hand).

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 50
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Swallowtail sp. 10
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 51
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 16
  • Dun Skipper 2

Common Wood-Nymph

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Monarch laying eggs.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4
  • Sachem 15
  • Dun Skipper 1

Tawny Emperor

Red-spotted Purple

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

My FOY Viceroy anywhere this year.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Sachem C

Viceroy

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Photographed a Red-spotted Purple with a faint trace of White Admiral genes.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

ETB's were only outnumbered by chiggers today. Found 16 Monarch cats in addition to the 6 adults. Two females were actively laying eggs on Common Milkweed.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 30
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 12
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Butterfly garden
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

The best finds of the day were a White M Hairstreak and an American Snout.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Michael Stanton

Bob's Garden Center, EHT
Atlantic County, NJ

Lots of skippers that I do not know.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8

Will Kerling

Green Creek, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There was a Cabbage White along the highway near Danny's Custard stand.

  • Cabbage White 1

Will Kerling

402 West Hand Avenue - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

It was a slow day in this yard.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Sachem 4

Will Kerling

Garden at Coral and Cambridge Avenues - CMP, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There was lots of flower nectar and few butterflies, yet.

  • Monarch 4
  • Sachem 4

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

In the center of town behind Avalon Coffee, I got a surprise sighting of a 'Summer Form' Eastern Comma (a fairly, fresh one). This is a sign of fall in Cape May County since they really do not breed here and after the initial overwintering spring ones we seldom see them until fall. The camera was in the car.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Sachem 5

Will Kerling

Triangle Garden - Cape May Point, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were, at least, 5 Least Skippers in this garden.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Sachem 6

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The usual great variety of butterflies on the MTBP - see from 18 to 25 species each trip.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Southern Cloudywing 4
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 112
  • Dun Skipper 6

Aaron's Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Southern Cloudywing

Will Kerling

Cape May Point State Park - CMP, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Had great butterfly variety in the park. My first double digit Cloudless Sulphur experience for the year to date.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 11
  • American Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 43
  • Monarch 8
  • Sachem 15

American Copper

Will Kerling

Railroad Tracks along Magnolia Drive - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

I found two American Coppers in this location and this is one of my best spots to reliably find them through their broods for the year.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 7

American Copper

Variegated Fritillary

Will Kerling

Joe's Testa's Garden - Clermont, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

This location was, also, lite up with Sachems. Found a Fiery Skipper here.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 127
  • Dun Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Will Kerling

Woodland Village - Clermont, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The place was lite up with Sachems. A fresh female Black Swallowtail was co-operative for a photo and a Cloudless Sulphur hesitated at a flower for a few seconds.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Sachem 142

Cloudless Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

V. frit appeared to have just emerged and was drying its wings-stayed perched for several hours. High count of sachems for our garden. 1 Spicebush cat on Spicebush.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 33

sache

Gray Hairstreak

Variegated Fritillary

Claire Campbell

Farragut Sportsmens Association, Camden
Camden County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem 10

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

A season high number of R.B. Hairstreaks for this garden, nectaring on mistflower, agastache,buddleia,mountain mint, and goldenrod.
Zabulon Skippers looking very old now.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Dun Skipper 1

Meredith Koenig

East Vineland, NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Peck's Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper

Jean Gutsmuth

Haddon Heights garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 1

Sandra Keller

Riverwinds - Scenic Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Early to mid morning. I was a bit surprised at what I did have. Sunny, 75 degrees or so, light winds. The Coppers were all fresh looking.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 16
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Sachem 4

Meredith Koenig

East Vineland, NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

Am working hard to update my abilities, therefore I hesitate to identify skippers. Monarch at 10:40am with skippers. At this time of year spicebush common daily here.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 4

David L. Amadio

Chestnut Branch Park, Mantua
Gloucester County, NJ

Exciting afternoon here! Ocola Skipper in the butterfly garden. Harvesters yes, but still no aphid activity. Found what I believe is the first Appalachian Brown for this location. I am not aware of any sedge habitat here, but there is more real estate to be explored. Obs. from 1:10 to 2:50 p.m. Sun and low 90's.

[This is our FOY for Ocola skipper in 2016. Nice find, Dave! North Jersey has had four reports in August – in Somerset, Morris, Monmouth, and Sussex Counties – but the butterfly seems to have sneaked past us until now. Be on the lookout, everyone. jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Harvester 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 67

Ocola Skipper

Harvester

Appalachian Brown

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

American Coppers flying again here. Red Admiral was imbibing willow sap. Watched a Red-spotted Purple lay an egg on cherry sp.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Copper 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 8

Red-spotted Purple egg

Steven Glynn

Bevan WMA- Shaw's Mill Pond area/fields
Cumberland County, NJ

Nice patch of bull thistle was alive with swallowtails and monarchs.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 13
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Sachem 3

Red-banded Hairstreak

Crossline Skipper

Monarch

Steven Glynn

Nantuxent WMA near Cedarville
Cumberland County, NJ

Numbers also show counts from nearby private growing field edges.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur Common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye Abundant
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 11
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Sachem 3

Common Buckeye

Jennifer Bulava

Boundary Creek Natural Resource Area, Moorestown
Burlington County, NJ

9:20-11:00 am. Camphorweed blooming throughout the meadow. Wetlands have cardinal flower, joe pye weed, jewelweed and ironweed in bloom providing nectar.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Viceroy

Swarthy Skippers

Claire Campbell

Farragut Sportsmen's Association, Camden
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem 11

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Smith's Woods Butterfly Garden 1:30pm

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Sachem 1

Jennifer Bulava

Long Bridge Park, Hainesport
Burlington County, NJ

11:50-1:00pm

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2

Red-banded Hairstreak

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

2 Monarchs were mating (flying around and landing in tandem) at 4:20 pm

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 9
  • Tawny Emperor 3
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 18

David L. Amadio

Supawna Meadows NWR
Salem County, NJ

A very brief stop to check for Meadow Frits after 5:30 p.m.

  • Monarch 3

David L. Amadio

Mannington Mills, Salem
Salem County, NJ

This spot has not been very productive this year.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 8

David L. Amadio

Salem City area
Salem County, NJ

Windy and very hot after 4:30 p.m. Have to admit it was getting the best of me this day!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Viceroy 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Sachem 4

Common Buckeyes

David L. Amadio

Alloway Municipal Garden
Salem County, NJ

Amazing number of Sachems in such a small garden. Fairly windy here in the afternoon.

  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 122

Sachem

David L. Amadio

Thundergut WMA RT 540 access
Salem County, NJ

Nice stands of NY Ironweed. Finally a White M Hairstreak. This bug has eluded me up till now in 2016. Only a quick shot and it was gone. Very surprised not to find a single Peck's Skipper here. They are quite common here and are extremely fond of NY Ironweed.

[This is only our 6th individual white-m of the second brood (since July 9). jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 60

White M Hairstreak

David L. Amadio

Dix WMA (south of Greenwich, NJ)
Cumberland County, NJ

Would have stayed longer had I remembered to bring lunch. Good diversity.

  • Black Swallowtail 19
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 16
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 40
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 21
  • Monarch 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 8
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 13

David L. Amadio

Green Swamp Nature area.
Cumberland County, NJ

Stopped briefly at this spot along the Cohansey River.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

One E.Tiger was a dark female.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Meredith Koenig

East Vineland, NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

Spicebush on phlox 2 at once around noon, Then one at 1:30pm. Another in the wooded area behind my house around 4pm. Monarchs, one around noon, the other ay 1:30pm. Monarchs lingered 10-14 seconds repeatedly on common milkweed. Buckeyes on tall sedum near NJ Tea bush at 1:30 and 2:30 pm.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 2

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

10 black swallowtail cats, 4 monarch cats and 27 monarch chrysalis. Duskywing only stays briefly. Cloudless sulphur a quick fly through. (One seen earlier in the day on a nearby street)

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 0
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 10

Will Kerling

Rte. 605 north of Belleplain, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were two places where Spicebush Swallowtails drifted across the highway.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

The Monarchs are visiting the giant Sunflowers every day now.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 3

Monarch

Gray Hairstreak

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Had a close encounter with a 'Summer Form' Question Mark near WaWa.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Sachem 3

Will Kerling

402 West Hand Avenue - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Being in the right place at the right time, I witnessed a female Sachem laying an egg on the back side of a Crab Grass leaf!

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Sachem 9

Sachem egg

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Discovered an early Instar of a Spicebush Swallowtail Cat on a young Sassafras tree. Surprised to see a fresh appearing Salt Marsh Skipper.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Sachem 33

Salt Marsh Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillar

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Ho-hum, late-afternoon butterfly survey, but lots of other insects nectaring on mountain mint. Coolest-looking fly there lately: Trichopoda pennipes, feather-legged fly (attacks squash bugs – and so helps protect squashes).

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 8
  • American Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 10

Feather-legged fly

Chris Herz

Hopkins Ave, Haddon Twp
Camden County, NJ

Seen while walking

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8

Jack Miller

my yard, Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Returned from a great and successful trip looking for Leonard's skipper, and found my yard alive with bflys in the mid afternoon. The sachem numbers have steadily climbed for almost 10 days, and they are now making very difficult to look for other skippers.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 100

Jack Miller

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Still plenty of little yellows present (with only one white form; many more white forms the last time I was here). The admirals were all in the woods. Went to Triangle garden and only saw a couple of common things (which I did am not recording because I forgot to make note of them). Why is that place such slim pickings right now? It is hard to drive more than a few miles in the Cape without seeing cloudless sulfurs.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Little Yellow 16
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Common Buckeye 22
  • Monarch 6
  • Sachem 2

Will Kerling

Cape May CH, NJ to Avalon and then Woodbine, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were Swallowtail species, 5 Cabbage Whites and a Cloudless Sulphurs on this journey - Cape May CH (2 Cabbage Whites), Rte. 9 (a Cabbage White and a Cloudless Sulphur), Rte. 9 to Avalon (2 Cabbage Whites) and Woodbine (a Swallowtail species - black in color). Earlier in the day, I saw a black-colored Swallowtail species on the Court House-Dennisville Road.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Swallowtail sp. 2

Will Kerling

Butterfly Weed patch in Belleplain, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The rag Variegated Fritillary stayed overnight here.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8

Common Buckeye

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Cape May County, NJ

A Gray Hairstreak appeared after the sun went down.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2

Red-spotted Purple

Gray Hairstreak

Will Kerling

402 West Hand Avenue - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There was a female Common Buckeye laying eggs on Narrow-leafed Plantains. This has become a regular activity in this yard. Unfortunately, frequent mowing happens, also.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

Common Buckeye

Will Kerling

Railroad Tracks along Magnolia Drive - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found another rag Variegated Fritillary after seeing the one from yesterday again this day at Belleplain before arriving at this site.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Sachem 24

Zabulon Skipper female

Variegated Fritillary

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There was great variety here again, as has been the recent trend on the bike path. It was nice to see a fresh Fiery Skipper; instead of the recent very worn ones.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 3
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Crossline Skipper 5
  • Sachem 118
  • Dun Skipper 4

Sachem

Gray Hairstreak

Fiery Skipper

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

First time this year for more than one Monarch here.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Sachem 4

Meredith Koenig

East Vineland, NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

One light phase eastern swallowtail female 10:18 am. 2 Spicebush swallowtails together for a half hour of watching. The wild, lyric ballet of the Spicebush Swallowtails between 2:40-2:50 pm 8/25/2016 was exciting to see. In bright sunlight the blue of the female flashes clearly. They spent much time among the phlox. At 5:20 pm one spicebush swallowtail as I sat among tulip poplar and sassafras. At the late day shade sighting I could not be sure of spicebush swallowtail sex.
My south facing porch is a good spotting spot. Too late I thought of my camera I ran to get a camera and took poor blurry photo of the Spicebush swallowtails through glass.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White c

Spicebush Swallowtail, female

Claire Campbell

Taylor Wildlife Preserve, Cinnaminson
Burlington County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Hackberry Emperor

Steven Glynn

First powerline along Route 555
Cumberland County, NJ

Finally a strong showing of Wild Indigo Duskywings in this area that has been a stronghold the past few years. Strong mix of males and females.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 16
  • Variegated Fritillary 15
  • Pearl Crescent Common
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 18
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Sachem 14

Appalachian Brown

Swarthy Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA- Middle Marsh Lane access and nearby roadside nectar patches
Cumberland County, NJ

Noticeable drop in diversity and numbers of certain species (Buckeyes, hairstreaks) and the Sleepy Oranges did not show in the area for the hour-plus I spent looking.

[This is our high count for cloudless in 2016 and only our second double-digit count – first also at Dix WMA by Steve on 8/18. Check out the three on one thistle. Cool to see! jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 21
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 12

Aaron's Skipper and Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphurs

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Finally a female Zabulon Skipper.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 13
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 4
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Jennifer Bulava

Rancocas State Park, Westampton
Burlington County, NJ

A walk down the white and brown trails to survey the spots I didn't reach the day before. 10:30-11:40am.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3

Will Kerling

Routes 47 and 9
Cape May County, NJ

There was a Cloudless Sulphur flying at the intersection of Rte. 47 and Court House-Dennisville Road and a Sachem on Marigolds at the Avalon Golf Links along Rte. 9.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sachem 1

Will Kerling

402 West Hand Avenue - Cape May Ch, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There was an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail that was nectaring on Trumpet Vine flowers and I did not have a camera with me.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 2

Will Kerling

Railroad Tracks along Magnolia Drive - CMCH. NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Got lucky and captured a female Black Swallowtail in flight.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Sachem 9

Black Swallowtail

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

There were, at least, 8 butterfly species active here this day.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 6

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Will Kerling

Butterfly Weed patch in Belleplain, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Discovered a beat up Variegated Fritillary getting nectar from a Eupatorium species.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Sachem 3

Variegated Fritillary

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found 18 butterfly species on the path and 10 species were in the skipper family.

[This is our first triple-digit count of sachems this year and may signal other high counts to come. The "fall" brood, usually the most numerous, seems to be emerging. Get your clicker-counters out, everyone! jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Southern Cloudywing 5
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 5
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 110
  • Dun Skipper 3

Spicebush Swallowtail

Southern Cloudywing

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Same Sachem show as yesterday, all on Buddleia.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sachem 12

Jon Sutton and Clay Sutton

Jakes Landing
Cape May County, NJ

The Monarchs were migrating south.

  • Monarch 4

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

At least 6 Black Swallowtail caterpillars on Parsley and Fennel.

[Moderator's note: this is our first white-m in more than two weeks and only our 5th of the second brood (since July 9). jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 19
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4
  • Aaron's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 4

White M Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (dark form)

Red-spotted Purples

Chip Krilowicz

Waretown
Ocean County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Gray Hairstreak

Jennifer Bulava

Rancocas State Park, Westampton
Burlington County, NJ

1:00-3:30pm
An extensive loop around the park, crossing through field and forest. Most species were seen on the wing. Only the skippers were nectaring (buttonweed). The fritillary and hairstreak were perched on the ground.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2

Variegated Fritillary

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

8:40-10:00 am. About 2 miles, did not include butterfly garden

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

All 12 Sachems on a potted Buddleia.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 12

Chris Herz

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Cabbage white in the parking area, Common wood nymph flying high in white pines just outside of garden. Viceroy perched along trail near green building. Walked partway on trail to river.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Sachem 1

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

A new butterfly species for this property was a mint Tawny Emperor. There were five different kinds of butterflies visiting the giant Sunflowers.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 9

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sulphur sp. (white form)

Sachem

Chris Herz

Wheelabrator garden, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

6 black swallowtail cats on fennel. Red-banded hairstreak on mt. Mint.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Sachem 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Donna Van Horn

Cape May County Bird Observatory, Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Also numerous skippers

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 1

Pearl Crescent

Donna Van Horn

Heislerville Wildlife Management Area (Matts Landing Road)
Cumberland County, NJ

Sighted a single Eastern Tailed-Blue puddling along the unpaved road.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Meredith Koenig

East Vineland, NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

One, possibly two individuals on 8/20, 8/21: female monarch butterflies. Linger for long periods on common milkweed. As typical each year in August, garden has daily yellow and dark swallowtails because of large wild cherry and tulip poplar trees, sassafras, much phlox, etc. Possibly some flyers are spicebush. My eyes can't be sure.

[Moderator's Note: Welcome to our newest observer, Meredith Koenig! jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Monarch 2

Beth Polvino

Higbee Beach WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Temp's mid 70's, sunny with slight breeze. Mostly male zabs.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 11
  • Least Skipper 1

Hackberry Emperor

Clay Sutton

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

  • American Copper 1

American Copper

Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

[The record high for this species noted below has now been broken! In the same garden. jc]

  • Red-spotted Purple 21

Will Kerling

BSF to Cape May, CH and back using many routes
Cape May County, NJ

This road trip produced swallowtails, Cabbage Whites and a Cloudless Sulphur - BSF (2 Spicebush Swallowtails), Woodbine (a spice), Rte. 47 (a Cabbage White), downtown CMCH ( a Cabbage White and a tiger), Rte. 9 (a tiger) and Rte. 83 (a Cloudless Sulphur).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Pat & David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Monarch observed at noon by my wife Pat.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Surprising diversity today in a very short lunch break.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4

Will Kerling

402 West Hand Avenue - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The day started here with a male Cloudless Sulphur climbing up and over the house.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Sachem 4

Sachem

Will Kerling

Butterfly Weed patch in Belleplain, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were, at least, 5 butterfly species in this vacant lot. A territorial male Zabulon Skipper was basking at the edge of a woods.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 10

Zabulon Skipper

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

Found a Sachem in a blue-colored Morning Glory this morning.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 4

Pearl Crescent

Sachem

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Discovered 21 butterfly species at a Zinnia patch. There were 12 species of skippers here!!
An Ambush Bug captured a female Zabulon Skipper.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Southern Cloudywing 7
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 11
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 10
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 57
  • Dun Skipper 11

Zabulon Skipper (captured)

Southern Cloudywing

Cloudless Sulphur

Jennifer Bulava

Laurel Run, Delran
Burlington County, NJ

3:45-4:30pm
1 mile loop trail around field
1 monarch seen flying near the edge of the creek, did not land.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1

Jennifer Bulava

Amico Island, Delran
Burlington County, NJ

1:30-3:15pm
Monarch was flying over small patch of milkweed, but did not see it land on any.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1

Hackberry Emperor

Jennifer Bulava

Boundary Creek Natural Resource Area, Moorestown
Burlington County, NJ

11:45-1:15
Monarch was flying over wetlands near observation platform.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Jennifer Bulava

Long Bridge Park, Hainesport
Burlington County, NJ

9:30-11:00am
Monarch was flying over milkweeds but didn't appear to land on any of them.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1

Red-spotted Purple

Steven Glynn

Dewberry Road WMA fields
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Sulphur sp. x
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 13
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Cumberland County 4-H gardens near Rosenhayn
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Steven Glynn

Nabb Road fields near Millville
Cumberland County, NJ

After being absent for past few weeks, a fresh female Checkered White heralds a new (final?) brood coming now. Goldenrod was great attractant for American Coppers and ETBs (both dial counted) and almost all flying butterflies.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 46
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 183
  • Variegated Fritillary 14
  • Pearl Crescent Common
  • Common Buckeye Common
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8

Eastern Tailed-Blues

Checkered White

Steven Glynn

Maurice River Bluffs Preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

After heavy rain and a cold front, the butterflying had a definite "end of season" feel to it.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 11

Least Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Teresa Knipper

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Good days for anglewings! The comma was egg laying on nettle, very fresh, looked like a fall form. Question mark more cooperative for a photo

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye C
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Question Mark

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Monarch caterpillars in the garden: 3 large, 4 tiny.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Azure was ovipositing on Clematis virgianna flower buds. Elusive dark skipper a female zabulon. V. frit flew through yard.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Sachem 7

Sandra Keller

Wheelabrator Refuge - just the garden
Gloucester County, NJ

An early afternoon visit to water some plants. Still lots of nectar. South winds, 90 degrees or so, partly sunny.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Sachem 10
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

The highlights were a worn and pale Common Wood-Nymph. A female Cloudless Sulphur laying eggs on Partridge Pea plants.

Also, there were four butterfly species getting nectar from Sunflowers for hours - Sachems, a Monarch, a Silver-spotted Skipper and a Zabulon Skipper.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 21
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 7

Cloudless Sulphur egg

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

30-minute walk around as sky grayed up, 3:45-4:15 pm.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 10
  • American Copper 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem 4

Spicebush Swallowtail

C Wyluda/ M Lee

Smith Woods, Historic Smithville Park, BurlCo Parks
Burlington County, NJ

hot, walked around the trails, but most butterflies were at the garden or close by in sand by the pavilion, azures were very light - assuming they are "summer"… (?), zabs were mail and female. No harvesters… :(

[Moderator's Note: Welcome to C. Wyluda and M. Lee, our newest reporter/observers! jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Sachem 3

Steven Glynn

Home garden in Millville
Cumberland County, NJ

Red-spotted Purple is my 15th species in the yard this year. Both came into my gooey bananas w/beer dish.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Michael Stanton

Somers Point
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Teresa Knipper

Cape May Point State Park, yellow trail
Cape May County, NJ

Little yellows were mostly by the roped off impoundment. Included A picture of my ride for the morning!

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye C
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3

Teresa Knipper

Triangle Garden, cape may point
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1

Teresa Knipper

Pavilion Circle, Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Pat & Clay Sutton, Ward Dasey, Chris & Arnold Clemenson

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

Visited the amazing nectar gardens Ward Dasey planted and has maintained since 2007. This garden is a miracle in an area where watering is not possible and where deer are abundant and have eaten many of the native plants Ward planted. We found at least 50 Monarch caterpillars without hardly looking. Butterfly numbers are rough estimates.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Monarch 20
  • Swarthy Skipper 5
  • Sachem 10
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 5

Monarch caterpillars

Chip Krilowicz

Newton Lake Park, Collingswood
Camden County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 25
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 11

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Clay Sutton

Ward Dasey's garden in Medford, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

  • Fiery Skipper 1

Ward Dasey's garden

Steven Glynn and Shoshana Osofsky

Private garden near Gouldtown
Cumberland County, NJ

Beautiful native plant garden with a great diversity of butterflies enjoying the many different native plants. Very high counts of Silver-spotted Skippers and Sachems enjoying the property.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 85
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 45
  • Dun Skipper 1

Crossline Skipper

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard
Cape May County, NJ

Glad to see that I am getting more Red-spotted Purples in the yard and the Tawny Emperor continues. Monarchs are picking up.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 18

Tawny Emperor

Red-spotted Purple

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were 19 butterfly species at a Zinnia patch along the bike trail.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 16
  • Southern Cloudywing 12
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 45
  • Dun Skipper 7

Fiery Skipper

Common Sootywing

Southern Cloudywing

Will Kerling

402 West Hand Avenue - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A female Common Buckeye was egg laying again on Narrow-leafed Plantain in the back yard. Photo of worn Silver-spotted Skipper which lays eggs in this yard on young Locust trees.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Will Kerling

Butterfly Weed patch in Belleplain, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

It was a four butterfly species stop.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Sachem 4

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

There was a Cloudless Sulphur which passed through the property.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Rte. 605 just north of Belleplain to Court House-Dennisville Road, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were Spicebush Swallowtails (no ETS), a Monarch and a couple of Cabbage Whites on this road trip - Rte. 605 (a Monarch and a spice), Woodbine (a spice) and Rte. 47 (2 Cabbage Whites).

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were 2 Variegated Fritillaries and a male Cloudless Sulphur on Mechanic Street.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 1

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Got a photo of a rag Dion Skipper and I think it is our latest flight date for this species. Saw 2 female Cloudless Sulphurs.

[As Will notes, this is a new latest-ever date for dion skipper (previous record 8/18/09). It's been a good year for the species, it seems, at least in CMY Co. Also a good year for App brown, with several double-digit counts, including WK's 27 here, and one triple-digit count (by B. Johnson in SAL on 8/11/16). jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Appalachian Brown 27
  • Monarch 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Gray Hairstreak

Dion Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Jean Gutsmuth

Haddon Heights garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1

Claire Campbell

Farragut Sportsmen's Association, Camden
Camden County, NJ

Admirals and Skippers - how appropriate for a yacht club!

(FSA is located in Camden across from Petty Island.)

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Haddon Heights garden
Camden County, NJ

Found a few Sachems late in the afternoon in my mom's garden.

  • Sachem 5

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Went looking again for yesterday's Giant Swallowtail. No luck today. Did find some good news for Monarchs: 6 adults including one fresh out of the chrysalis. I believe I saw its first flight! Also found were 21 cats, all on Common Milkweed mostly in shaded areas of the refuge. Large amounts of older frass observed as well, indicating a good deal of activity.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Sachem 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Monarch

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Butterfly garden
Gloucester County, NJ

Flushed a small flock of Goldfinches from the garden feeding on flower seeds.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Found 5 Black Swallowtail cats on Parsley today as well as another Monarch cat on common milkweed.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Sachem 6
  • Dun Skipper 1

Black Swallowtail

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Crossline Skipper

Steven Glynn and Teresa Knipper

Mad Horse Creek WMA
Salem County, NJ

Return visit to search for yesterday's possible Palamedes Swallowtail came up empty after about 2 hours of searching. Fields strong with butterflies.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sulphur sp. x
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue Common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Variegated Fritillary Abundant
  • Pearl Crescent Common
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye Abundant
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper Common
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 7
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 1

Cloudless Sulphurs

Steven Glynn and Teresa Knipper

Dix WMA- Middle Marsh Lane access and nearby roadside nectar patches
Cumberland County, NJ

Return visit confirmed three different Sleepy Oranges at the area. Two photos of different individuals with this report, 3rd with obvious brown line through outer wing also seen (see photo from earlier report). Also, about a dozen Hayhurst's Scallopwing caterpillars found on the host plant.

[Three sleepy oranges at one site is a new high count for our South Jersey Butterfly Project, 2008-2016. We have had a handful of doubles over the year (although most sightings are singles), but never three at one spot. Congratulations to both observers and thanks to Steve for the careful photo documentation showing individual differences. jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sulphur sp. x
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue Common
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 0
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Hayhurst's Scallopwing caterpillar

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Teresa Knipper

Glades field office, School House Lane
Cumberland County, NJ

Fields mowed, just a quick stop on the way south

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue C
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Sachem 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Heartening to find large and small Monarch caterpillars on our milkweed.

[This is our high count for red-spotted purples for 2016. Other butterfly-gardeners are envious! jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 16
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Tawny Emperor 5
  • Appalachian Brown 10
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Monarch caterpillars

Pat & Clay Sutton, Katharine & John Patterson

South Cape May Meadows
Cape May County, NJ

Some of the Monarchs were clearly migrating. Others were chasing each other around and frequenting the lush patches of Swamp Milkweed. American Lady caterpillar was hiding inside webbed together bits of the flowers of Sweet Everlasting.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 6
  • American Lady 0
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 12
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Viceroy

Teresa Knipper

Flora for Fauna Garden and Nursery.
Cape May County, NJ

Karen had an open house at her wonderful native plant nursery. Lots of hackberry trees for snouts.

  • Black Swallowtail C
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Snout 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4

Will Kerling

Rte. 605 north of Belleplain to CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

This trip yielded Spicebush Swallowtails, Red-spotted Purples, Cabbage Whites and a Cloudless Sulphur - Rte. 605 (2 spice), BSF (a spice and a Red-spotted Purple), Woodbine (a spice), Rte. 47 (a Cabbage White) and CMCH (a spice, a Cabbage White, a Red-spotted Purple and a Cloudless Sulphur).

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

A fresh Crossline Skipper was my best find.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1

Crossline Skipper

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

An interesting afternoon here. A big day for Hackberry Emperors with at least 8 observed. Viceroys also well represented today. Found a female Dun Skipper in the grasp of a crab spider. The big find was our second Giant Swallowtail of the season. It flew right past me along the trail near the river. I gave chase but was unable to obtain an image. Had a satisfactory look. This is in the same area that I have observed this species here in previous years. Spent nearly half an hour trying to relocate the bug, but no luck today. Noticeably absent were Cabbage Whites and Broad-winged Skippers. In addition to the 4 adult Monarchs, I found five 4th instar cats on Common Milkweed.

[This is our second report of giant swallowtail – following Jean Gutsmuth's find in Haddon Heights, CAM, on 8-14-16. Both seen on our western edge. Could they be crossing the Delaware from west or south? Anyone know current status of giant s'tail on PA side of river? jc]

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Viceroy 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 8
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 5

Viceroy

Monarch cat

Dun Skipper (as prey)

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Discovered 5 butterfly species on a Butterfly Bush along the bike trail.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Sachem 8

Will Kerling

402 West Hand Avenue CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found 6 Butterfly species in the yard. Two female Common Buckeyes were egg laying on top and bottom of Narrow-leafed Plantain leaves.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Sachem 5

Common Buckeye egg

Common Buckeye

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Butterfly Garden
Gloucester County, NJ

An unusual behavior for an ETB. It first appeared that this ETB must be in the grasp of a predator. It remained open-winged while nectaring on blue vervain. No predator but apparently it was damaged where the wings were attached to the thorax forcing the wings to remain open. Also found a Garter Snake in the garden today near the pond.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Will Kerling

Wetlands Institute - Stone Harbor Point, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The first butterfly was a fresh Gray Hairstreak. The other butterflies were Cabbage Whites, a male Black Swallowtail, Monarchs, a Common Buckeye and Red Admirals. It was surprising to see no skippers.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4

Monarch

Gray Hairstreak

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Observed a dragonfly with its prey: Pearl Crescent. A big day for Hackberry Emperors began here with at least 3.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 11
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Hackberry Emperor

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Sachem 3

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

My FOY red-spotted purple for the backyard!

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Red-spotted Purple

Steven Glynn

Mad Horse Creek WMA
Salem County, NJ

Plenty of butterflies in the fields. I chased what "may well" have been a Palamedes Swallowtail for over an hour. It was very large, floppy in flight, dark/brownish in appearance, with broad yellow band in upper wingspread. Kept to woods edge, but occasionally sallied out over the patch of ironweed & joe pye weed. I could only watch from the access road, across the deep field and hope for it to fly over and nearby again. Attempts to capture a photo of it in flight were unsuccessful. If anyone is in this area again, be on the lookout.

[Exciting possibility! We have had just two reports of Palamedes in our nine years: 9/11/08 and 7/28/13, both in Cape May County, neither photographed. The species is not listed on North Jersey NABA's Butterflies of New Jersey website. Documenting this species with a photograph would be a first-class accomplishment. jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Sulphur sp. x
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue Common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Variegated Fritillary Common
  • Pearl Crescent Common
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye Common
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 11
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Common Wood-Nymph

'Summer' Spring Azures

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Monarchs mating and egg-laying.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Sachem 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Jennifer Bulava

Long Bridge Park, Hainesport
Burlington County, NJ

3:00pm
Meadow restoration project

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Smith's Woods butterfly garden
2:00pm
1 monarch caterpillar on common milkweed
2 milkweed tussock moth cats on milkweed
1 hickory horned devil caterpillar (ate buttonbush leaves)

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Jennifer Bulava

Crystal Lake Park, Mansfield Twp
Burlington County, NJ

guided nature walk from 9-11:30.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Black swallowtail ovipositing on Zizzia; snout ovipositing on hackberry. Adult snout probed (for salt?) on tripod for 10 minutes+.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

American Snout egg

American Snout cat

American Snout

Teresa Knipper

East Creek Pond
Cape May County, NJ

More paddle board butterflying!!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Pat & Clay Sutton, Katharine & John Patterson

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Overcast weather in AM, spitting rain, but still some butterflies during our couple of hours walk. Some of the Monarchs were clearly migrating!

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 15

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

One of the Monarchs was a female laying eggs (happiness!).

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 8
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 4
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Eastern Comma

Chip Krilowicz

Whig Rd, Elmer
Salem County, NJ

Field with lots of red clover.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 45
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Chris Clemenson, Jesse & Jack Connor

Clemenson's Farm, Estell Manor
Atlantic County, NJ

Thanks to Chris and Arnold for the tour of their wonderful native plant nursery grounds. In addition to adults above: 3 spicebush swallowtail cats and 21 black swallowtail cats.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 16
  • American Lady 8
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Sachem 2

Spicebush Swallowtail early instar cat

Spicebush Swallowtail late instar cat

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Not much activity tonight. Found another Monarch cat, this time on Common Milkweed.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 0
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Fresh female Zab on a potted Buddleia. Least Skippers have been scarce here this year. Found two of them on a smartweed species.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Will Kerling

402 West Hand Avenue - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Few butterfly visitors were using the yard this day.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

Will Kerling

Railroad Tracks along Magnolia Drive - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were two male Sachems and a fresh Variegated Fritillary to be found in the wet grasses during a light morning rain.

  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Sachem 2

Will Kerling

Belleplain, NJ to Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were Spicebush Swallowtails, a Red-spotted Purple, Cabbage Whites and a Cloudless Sulphur on this road trip - Belleplain (a Cabbage White), BSF (3 Spicebush Swallowtails and a Red-spotted Purple) and Rte. 47 (2 Cabbage Whites and a Cloudless Sulphur). The ETS are not now common along the roads.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Red-spotted Purple

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

There were 2 Monarchs drifting through here today.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 2

Spicebush Swallowtail

Sandra Keller

Forsythe NWR - the wildlife drive
Atlantic County, NJ

Marilyn Henry and I - nice to see this many Monarchs and Cloudless Sulphurs! Afternoon. The Monarchs were moving around - the number is a low estimate.

  • Black Swallowtail 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Monarch 25

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA- Middle Marsh Lane access and nearby roadside nectar patches
Cumberland County, NJ

Hayhurst's Scallopwings not found today. Perhaps the overnight downpour did them in. Nice FOS was a pair of Sleepy Orange (photos) and a possible 3rd. Cloudless Sulphurs were common, as I stopped counting when seeing the Sleepy Oranges.

[Congratulations to Steve on this excellent find of our FOY sleepy oranges for 2016. This is a southern vagrant rare in NJ. We had only two reports in 2015 and none in 2014. The last report of two individuals at one site was almost four years ago – J. Dowdell in his Villas garden in October, 2012. Good find, Steve! jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail Common
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent Common
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye Common
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 7
  • Aaron's Skipper 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

One of the Tiger Swallowtails was a DARK female.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Smith's Woods Butterfly garden: Zabulon was a female, Fiery was a male.
Both clearwing sphinx moth species present. One massive hickory horned devil caterpillar in last instar (photo).

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Hickory Horned Devil caterpillar

Variegated Fritillary

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5
  • Aaron's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 5
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Zabulon Skipper, female

Delaware Skipper, worn female

Jean Gutsmuth

Haddon Heights garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 2

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Only the 2nd Horace's this year here, a female on Buddleia.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

At 7:20 am, a roosting Spicebush Swallowtail came out of a Linden tree to start the butterfly day.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 6

Pearl Crescent

Spicebush Swallowtail

Will Kerling

402 West Hand Avenue - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

As usual, swallowtails passed through this yard.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Will Kerling

Rte. 605 to Belleplain, NJ and south to CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There was an egg laying Red-spotted Purple, Spicebush Swallowtails, a Cabbage White and an American Snout on this journey - Rte. 605 (Red-spotted Purple and a Spicebush Swallowtail), BSF (a spice), Court House-Dennisville Road (a spice) and CMCH (a Cabbage White and an American Snout flying across Acme Market parking lot!!). Photo of Red-spotted Purple egg on tip of old Black Cherry leaf.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2

Red-spotted Purple egg

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were 12 skipper species amongst the 24 butterfly species discovered on the bike path this day. It was wonderful to watch eight Southern Cloudywings within a Zinnia patch.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Southern Cloudywing 8
  • Common Sootywing 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Crossline Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Sachem 34
  • Dun Skipper 4

Common Sootywing

Southern Cloudywing

Steven Glynn

Home garden in Millville
Cumberland County, NJ

Dun Skipper is new butterfly to my garden.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Bronze Copper area #2- Near Salem City
Salem County, NJ

All Bronze Coppers fresh and beautiful. 3rd brood fully emerged.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sulphur sp. x
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Bronze Copper 14
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Bronze Coppers

Steven Glynn

Bronze Copper area #1- Near Salem City
Salem County, NJ

No coppers flying in this area, unlike in early July when record numbers were found. 3rd brood may be travelling to nearby areas.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Sulphur sp. x
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 19
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 6
  • Delaware Skipper 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Common Checkered-Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper

Teresa Knipper

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Sweltering hot day but decided to get out and see what was flying. Looks like the monarchs are starting!

  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 31
  • Monarch 21
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1