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Will Kerling

Goshen and Swainton Road between Court House - S. Dennis Road and Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

It is a great spring for Eastern Tiger Swallowtails! They can be seen crossing the highways everywhere in southern CM County.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Will Kerling

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

A mint fresh Common Sootywing was zipping around at high speed and it stayed low to the ground.

[This is our FOY common sootywing for 2017. Nice find, Will! jc]

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Sootywing 1

Will Kerling

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

Saw my FOY Silver-spotted Skipper puddling on the power line.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Frosted Elfin 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Cynthia Allen

Woodcock Trail at Cape May NWR
Cape May County, NJ

Many of these species were nectaring on Autumn Olive, including almost all the Hairstreaks, E. Tiger Swallowtails, Juvenal's Duskywings, and the Pine Elfin.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Orange Sulphur 69
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Holly Azure 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 18
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 15
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Two Eastern Tiger Swallowtails were still flying near 5:30 pm.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Cynthia Allen

CMCH area
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Holly Azure 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3

Will Kerling

Cape May NWR - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were 5 butterfly species besides sulphurs in this field.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 90
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1

Will Kerling

High's Beach Area - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There was a Monarch along the Delaware Bay shore and it was headed to the north.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1

Jim Springer & Ahmet Baytas

Woodland Twp.
Burlington County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 2
  • Hoary Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Hessel's Hairstreak

Will Kerling

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

Watched a female Monarch nectar and search for egg laying sites in the vegetation alongside the bike trail. There was an egg laid on a young plant which does not look like a Milkweed species. Perhaps, it is in the milkweed family.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Frosted Elfin 1
  • Holly Azure 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 46
  • Lady sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1

Monarch egg

Monarch

Jim Springer & Ahmet Baytas

Warren Grove
Ocean County, NJ

Very dry with little nectar.

  • Hoary Elfin 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Jim Springer & Ahmet Baytas

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

We had a trip down south to look for some of the southern NJ elfins. Ran into Jack Miller who showed us some of the butterfly microsites at the preserve–thanks, Jack.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Frosted Elfin 5
  • Juniper Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Azure, sp. 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8

Frosted Elfin

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Several Coppers were nectaring on the invasive Garlic Mustard. Also found one heartily imbibing the nectar of what looks like Common yellow flax. Nectar is sparse here right now.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 1

American Copper

Robert Somes

Beaver Swamp WMA powerline
Cape May County, NJ

There is a lot of Baptisia in several places along the powerline. I saw at least 50 of the moth photographed in several places, but I have not identified it yet. They were easily flushed and actively flew around.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Frosted Elfin 14
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 11

Frosted Elfin

Unidentified moth

Chip Krilowicz

Wheelabrator
Gloucester County, NJ

82 and sunny

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 6
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 26
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Pearl Crescent

American Lady

Will Kerling

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

Tallied 12 butterfly species on this walk. The Frosted Elfins might be emerging in numbers, very soon.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Frosted Elfin 6
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Holly Azure 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 22
  • Lady sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Frosted Elfin

Common Buckeye

Will Kerling

Goshen - Swainton Road toward Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found 4 butterfly species in a wooded area on an old trail.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Holly Azure 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • American Lady 2

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Observed a Cabbage White and an Orange Sulphur moving through yards.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Will Kerling

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

Discovered great butterfly diversity on the bicycle trail. The sulphurs were definitely making a movement to the north.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 28
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 34
  • Holly Azure 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Will Kerling

Cape May NWR - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The sulphur field had two other butterfly species in it.

  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 56
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Painted Lady 1

Will Kerling

High's Beach Area - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found my second Monarch for the year. The butterflies were moving around, finally, due to warmth and some sun.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Cynthia Allen

Songbird Trail at Cape May NWR
Cape May County, NJ

My FOY Red-banded Hairstreaks, nectaring on Autumn Olive. FOY Silver-Spot doing the same; my earliest by two weeks. While I was studying one of the Juvenal's Duskywings, a Palm Warbler very nearly caught it.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • American Lady 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Cynthia Allen

Hand Ave., CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

FOY Pearl Crescent in my yard. Male Spicebush was nectaring on Azalea.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Holly Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1

David L. Amadio

CMNWR Woodcock Trail
Cape May County, NJ

A final stop here at 5:30 p.m. Found a female Black Swallowtail taking cover in a field of vetch.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Azure, sp. 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Duskywing sp. 1

Black Swallowtail

David L. Amadio

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Spent just over three hours here. Warmth of the sun came into play by 2 p.m. Autumn Olive attracted several species today. A very faded Monarch flew down the powerline as I was leaving.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Elfin sp. 2
  • Frosted Elfin 5
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Holly Azure 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 20
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 9
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Eastern Tailed-Blues

Frosted Elfin

Gray Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

David L. Amadio

Rt 657 Between Beaver Dam & Lizard Tail Swamp
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

David L. Amadio

Beaver Dam Rd.
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

David L. Amadio

Old Robbin's Trail
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

David L. Amadio

Belleplain State Forest
Cape May County, NJ

Despite minimal sun in the morning there was a nice variety here. Observed 5 Azures puddling on some charred wood from a fire.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Azure, sp. 11
  • Blueberry Azure 2
  • Holly Azure 24
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 33
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail flew by around 11 am.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Sulphur sp. 1

Jack Miller

Estell Manor Rd powerlines s. of Rt 49
Cumberland County, NJ

Juvenal's in the grasp of a jumping spider. In this "Spring of the runt," note the ET blue on the far right of this puddle party photo. I saw my second smallest tiger sw ever at this site today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Holly Azure 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 5
  • Sleepy Duskywing 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8

Eastern Tailed-Blues

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jack Miller

Undesignated
Cumberland County, NJ

9:30- 12:00. Mostly sunny and 60's. Waited for 90 minutes before a brief sighting of a Hessel's. 30 minutes later, I saw two flirting.

[This is our FOY Hessel's for 2017. Nice find, JM! jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 3
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Holly Azure 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 12

Hessel's Hairstreak

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1

Chip Krilowicz

Colliers Mills WMA
Ocean County, NJ

77 and partly sunny

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

American Lady

Claire Campbell

Bear Swamp at Red Lion (Hawkin Road)
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue C
  • American Lady 1

Will Kerling

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

Discovered 5 Eastern Tailed-Blues and an American Copper along the tracks.

  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5

American Copper

Will Kerling

Powerline Line behind Acme Market - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found 2 Eastern Tailed Blues in roosts at 4:45 pm. One was fresh and the other quite worn.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Saw 2 Cabbage Whites and an Orange Sulphur in yards of the downtown area.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Will Kerling

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

The butterflies started to move with lighter skies for a change. Saw my FOY Red-banded Hairstreak.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Holly Azure 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Looking forward to seeing the sun!

  • Holly Azure 1

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Spotted while I was gardening around noon under overcast skies. Didn't stick around.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Claire Campbell

Pennington Park/BurlCo County Parks
Burlington County, NJ

Overcast day.

  • American Copper 1

Will Kerling

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

Flushed a Lady species and it turned out to be an American Lady.

  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Sandra Keller

Rt. 555 Railroad Track area
Cumberland County, NJ

I wasn't expecting any bugs today with the cold, damp weather. Very overcast, 55 to 60 degrees, NE winds. This was the only butterfly I had.

[But what a fine lone butterfly: our first red-banded hs of the year! Congratulations on this fine damp-day find. jmiller]

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Mostly cloudy, breezy, and chilly with a few peeks of sun.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1

Sandra Keller

Winslow WMA - Camden side
Camden County, NJ

Marilyn Henry and I exploring. 63 degrees, light winds, mostly sunny.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 14

Eastern Pine Elfin

Sandra Keller

Berlin Park
Camden County, NJ

Mostly sunny, 61 degrees, light NE winds. I walked the area around the open section at the north end of the park.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Chip Krilowicz

Salem River WMA
Salem County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Chip Krilowicz

Pedricktown
Gloucester County, NJ

While birding the Tiger was a fly by

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Chip Krilowicz

Gloucester County Dream Park, Oldmans Twp
Gloucester County, NJ

66 Sunny

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 7

Spicebush Swallowtail

Will Kerling

High's Beach Area - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The butterflies came out some, but not much. An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was egg laying on a young Black Cherry again this day.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Holly Azure 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 6

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Harvey Tomlinson

Maple ave Dividing Creek
Cumberland County, NJ

Cool 50's
Painted Lady was flying with 2 American Lady's

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Will Kerling

High's Beach Area - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

An American Snout buzzed my hair and face near the bay and young Hackberry trees. Discovered 8 butterfly species on this field trip.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • American Snout 1
  • Lady sp. 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

These butterflies showed up during a brief period of sun this afternoon.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 3

Will Kerling

Cape May NWR - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Four Orange Sulphurs were flying over Vetch in a field near 11 am.

  • Orange Sulphur 4

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

On a damp and cloudy morning, I saw a male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail flying near a Lilac Bush.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Will Kerling

Field near the Insection of Rte. 9 and Avalon Boulevard
Cape May County, NJ

There were 200 plus Orange Sulphurs in this field and 2 Clouded Sulphurs.
Photo of flying Orange Sulphur.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 200
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1

Jack Miller and Jack Connor

Estell Manor Rd powerlines s. of Rt 49
Cumberland County, NJ

We saw a weary but normal sized buckeye.

  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 4
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 1

Brown Elfin

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Mourning Cloak was the FOY in my yard; it nectared on Beach Plum for quite a while. Female E. Tiger ST was laying eggs on Black Cherry leaves. Gray Hairstreak was mint fresh.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Holly Azure 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Painted Lady 2

Will Kerling

High's Beach Road - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A Painted Lady was busy egg laying along the shoulder of the road and two Eastern Tiger Swallowtails were, within Black Cherry trees of the forest, putting eggs on the new tender leaves. Female butterflies of many species were taking advantage of a very warm day to lay down the next generation.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Holly Azure 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Will Kerling

Gus's Beach Road - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There was great butterfly variety on this road. In the forest, the male Juvenal's Duskywings were on territory and chasing everything that moved near them.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • Holly Azure 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Will Kerling

High's Beach along the Delaware Bay - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were, at least, 6 Question Marks here. Especially, with two 'Summer Forms', my opinion is that they came in on the southerly air flow.
Photo of egg laid by 'white form' female Sulphur sp. on clover. ETS egg laying on a young Black Cherry and a "Summer Form' QM depositing eggs on new Hackberry leaves.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

sulphur egg

Painted Lady

Claire Campbell

Evert Trail Preserve
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Snowberry Clearwing was nectaring on Beach Plum. Often I don't see these in my yard until July!

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 3

Will Kerling

Cape May CH Area, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A secret new location for a large population of Frosted Elfins produced two fresh ones on a marginal day. The Wild Indigo plant is thriving.

  • Frosted Elfin 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 4

Frosted Elfin

Will Kerling

High's Beach Area - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Around 8:30 am, an Orange Sulphur and an American Lady were already active.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 1

Will Kerling

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

An American Lady was flying along the Common Milkweed field. This species can be seen everywhere!

  • American Lady 1

Will Kerling

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

Flushed Pearl Crescents and got some good looks at them basking in the sun.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 4

Pearl Crescent

Will Kerling

Cape May NWR - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Despite chill and clouds, I flushed 3 Lady species off the loop trail. Since both lady species are around, I needed a better look for exact species identification.

  • Lady sp. 3

Claire Campbell

Pennington Park
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sulphur sp. 7
  • Orange Sulphur 5

James and Debra Dowdell

Cape May Co. Airport
Cape May County, NJ

[This is our first report of silver-spotted skipper this year. Congratulations on this new find! jmiller]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Henry's Elfin 10
  • Holly Azure 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 25
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 12

Chris Herz

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

71 degrees, 4:30-5:45, windy–Horace's Duskywings new for here.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Harvey Tomlinson

Lizard Tail Swamp powerline
Cape May County, NJ

No Frosted Elfins. The only elfins I had were Pine.
Photographed a sulphur which was a small as a crescent and very dark. Clouded? All the Buckeyes were runts

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 5
  • Sulphur sp. 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue x
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 12
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Falcate Orangetip

Juniper Hairstreak

Sulphur sp.

Will Kerling

Goshen , NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The snout sightings in CM County have been consistent since mid-March.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 2

Will Kerling

Jake's Landing Road - N. Dennis, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Tallied eight butterfly species within the forest before the marsh system.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Blueberry Azure 1
  • Holly Azure 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Will Kerling

Rte. 47 from High's Beach Road to Dias Creek Road - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Witnessed an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, a Cabbage White and an Orange Sulphur.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Will Kerling

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

Discovered eight butterfly species in ten minutes along the bike trail.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 3

Clouded Sulphur

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Some of the American Coppers are becoming rags.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 3
  • American Lady 4

American Copper

Will Kerling

Pierce's Point Road - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

While watching a Red-headed Woodpecker, I saw a Mourning Cloak, an American Lady, 2 Eastern Tiger Swallowtails and an Orange Sulphur.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1

Cynthia Allen

Woodcock Trail at Cape May NWR
Cape May County, NJ

My first and only Falcate OT at this location where they are usually common. My second Painted Lady today. Also, an early Snowberry Clearwing was nectaring on Autumn Olive.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Orange Sulphur 80
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Holly Azure 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • American Lady 12
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6

Will Kerling

High's Beach Area - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

At 8:07 am, I flushed a Painted Lady so not all ladies are American Ladies! The Painted Lady was seen very well on the dorsal and ventral sides. It was very fresh and also, very large.

[We had four reports of painted lady on 4-18-17 – from Will here and also Steve Glynn and two reports from Cynthia Allen. These are first of 2017. Nice to see. jc]

  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1

Cabbage White

American Lady

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

FOY Painted Lady was a surprise. It was fairly small and moderately worn. Also, FOY Spicebush, a female.

[This is one of four reports of painted lady on 4-18-17, our first of the year. Good find, C.A! jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Holly Azure 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 6
  • Painted Lady 1

Jennifer Bulava

Long Bridge Park, Hainesport
Burlington County, NJ

12:30-1:15pm

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

Jennifer Bulava

Rancocas State Park, Hainesport
Burlington County, NJ

9:00-12:00
Falcate orangetips were nectaring on chickweed and dandelion. The rest of the species were seen on the gravel or ground.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Horace's Duskywing

Eastern Pine Elfin

Variegated Fritillary

Falcate Orangetip

Juvenal's Duskywing

Steven Glynn

Peaslee WMA / Hesstown Powerline areas
Cumberland County, NJ

Early afternoon visit. Sunny, 66 degrees.

Dial counter used on Juvenal's count. Many groups of 10-15 swarming together on moist areas and scat piles on access roads traveled.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 237

Juvenal's Duskywings

Steven Glynn

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Late morning search. No Frosted Elfins or any elfins found.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Steven Glynn

Heislerville WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

A morning birding tour turned into a butterfly survey with the large numbers of American Ladies flying along East Point Road.

Dial counter used for Ladies. Most fresh and bright, but at least a few were runts and looking worn.

[This report is one of four from three different observers of painted ladies for 4-18-17, our first of 2017. Nice to see! jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 54
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

American Snout

Painted Lady

American Lady

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Flew by while I was planting at about 11:30 a.m. no wind.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Chip Krilowicz

Willow Grove Lake, Newfield
Cumberland County, NJ

Very few butterflies flying.

  • Henry's Elfin 2

Chip Krilowicz

Lake Malaga
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 4
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10

Eastern Pine Elfin

Chip Krilowicz

Glassboro WMA, Clayton
Gloucester County, NJ

70 and sunny

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Henry's Elfin 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 27
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Pearl Crescent

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Was very surprised to see the Monarch fly through my yard at 10:30 am before the showers moved in! Another treat was the first hummingbird to visit my feeders (a female).

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Chris Herz

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

72 degrees, 4:30-5:45; 2 males and 2 female orangetips.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Falcate Orangetip 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 17
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2

Falcate Orangetip

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The Lilacs were drawing Eastern Tiger Swallowtails (4) and an American Lady.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • American Lady 1

Will Kerling

Cape May NWR - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Flushed 4 Orange Sulphurs in a large field.

  • Orange Sulphur 4

Will Kerling

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

Found my first Monarch for 2017 and it was a faded female.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Will Kerling

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

With an approaching rainstorm and high winds, a hairstreak was swirling around by me and it landed long enough for a positive identification. It was a fresh Gray Hairstreak.

  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

One of the E. Tiger STs was a black female. She fluttered around a male, but he showed no interest.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Holly Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1

Will Kerling

High's Beach Area - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Around 8 am, I saw a flying Cabbage White and an American Lady due to the warmth.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1

Cabbage White

Chip Krilowicz

Forsythe, Brigantine
Atlantic County, NJ

70 cloudy and rainy

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 6

American Lady

Tom Reed

Cape May Point (Coral Avenue dune crossover)
Cape May County, NJ

Both Tiger Swallowtails (8:52, 8:59am) moving south/east over beachfront; Am. Lady (9:26am) arrived from the SW over bay and continued N/NE.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • American Lady 1

Harvey Tomlinson

Higbee Beach fields
Cape May County, NJ

8-9am 65 degrees. The Azures were all out along the field edges with no Holly or Blueberry around. Very clean individuals

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Sulphur sp. 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Elfin sp. 2
  • Henry's Elfin 15
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Azure, sp. 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 3
  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 9
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Azure, sp.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

American Snout

Mike Russell & Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Mike saw the anglewing–FOS–usually have question marks.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Anglewing sp. 1

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Except for the American Ladies who were looking for their food plants, almost all the butterflies stopped to nectar on the Beach Plum.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Holly Azure 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 8
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Will Kerling

High's Beach Area - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Less than serious butterflying on this Easter holiday and still documented eleven species. It was over 80 degrees along the Delaware Bay. Photo shows a runt Orange Sulphur (notice its size compared to a Dandelion blossom).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Falcate Orangetip 5
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Holly Azure 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Orange Sulphur

Sandra Keller

Wharton State Forest - Burnt Mill Rd.
Camden County, NJ

Sunny to partly cloudy, strong, gusty SW winds, 85 degrees. I was driving the sand road and stopping at various spots - mainly wet area. I was surprised at the lack of butterflies.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Juvenal's Duskywing

Tom Bailey

Warren Grove
Ocean County, NJ

  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Hoary Elfin 11
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • American Lady 1

Brown Elfin

Tom Bailey

Swan Bay WMA, Washington Township
Burlington County, NJ

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • American Lady 3

Tom Bailey

Franklin Parker Preserve, Woodland Township
Burlington County, NJ

Two hour walk in the Baptist Rd section from 1-3 pm.

  • Blueberry Azure 1
  • American Lady 4

Steven Glynn

Bevan WMA near Millville
Cumberland County, NJ

Mid-afternoon, sunny, 88 degrees. Checked road edges around the WMA, from Cedarville Road, down to Shaw's Mill Pond and from Railroad Ave, up along Rt. 555. Inside access is closed to car travel now.

[This list makes this spot look a place well worth exploring (as it proved last year)…and the spicebush s'tail is our first of 2017. Good work, Steve!]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Falcate Orangetip 5
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • American Copper 1
  • Henry's Elfin 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Spring Azure 6
  • American Lady 7
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 21

Spicebush Swallowtail

Henry's Elfin

Falcate Orangetip

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Less than an hour to explore today. All Orangetips were males. Not enough time to chase down the duskywing. Cabbage Whites common along most roadsides on this hot Easter afternoon. ETB on Cypress spurge just starting to bloom.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 4
  • American Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1