Recent sightings

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Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Low 50's and mostly overcast. Both bugs were seen around midday as I was working in the yard.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Harvey Tomlinson

Lizard -Tail Swamp ROW
Cape May County, NJ

1 lonely Mourning Cloak, a handful of Green Darners, and 2 Meadowhawks.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Beth Polvino

my yard NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

This morning I cut down the red Canna stalks along the two sides of my berm in the back. I found well over 1 1/2 dozen spent chrysalises plus 6 chrysalises that look viable and 2 of them were moving on the leaf. I have brought them into the garage to see if them eclose. What a year for the Brazilian Skippers in my yard. Those chrysalises mean there were a whole lot more around than I originally thought. Just amazing. Also had a Red Admiral come say hello while I was working.

[Yes, an unprecedented phenomenon – thank your for your good work monitoring and documenting all the steps so we could share in the thrills. jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Question Mark 0
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 0

Pat & Clay Sutton

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Not sure if my anglewing (see photo) is a Question Mark or an E. Comma. What do folks think? Has only a hint of the bar beyond the 3 spots that I look for to confirm Question Mark ID.

  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

Which anglewing?

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas wildlife trails
Burlington County, NJ

While walking along one of the wooded trails an Eastern Comma flew by me and landed in a bright and sunny spot in the leaf litter.

[Welcome to Robert Koch, our newest observer/participant. jc]

  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Brian Johnson

Glades preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

Mostly cloud, windy and 47 degrees. Flushed while birding today.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Tom Bailey

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

Incidental sightings while birding.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail & community center areas
Gloucester County, NJ

46 degrees, calm and sunny. Obs. made between 1:25 & 2:20. Also spent less than a half hour at the Nat'l Park dredge spoils but found no butterflies.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 2

Cabbage White

Eastern Comma

Jack Miller and Alice Miller

Cape May Point area
Cape May County, NJ

A lovely day with lots of sun, light breeze and a temperature approaching 60. CMP St Pk and nearby areas were loaded with butterflies (and passerines and predators) today. A few dozen butterflies flew by us that I could not positively identify and cannot list.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Anglewing sp. 5
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 12
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 7