Recent sightings

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David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made around 3:45 in the fields surrounding the former butterfly garden. It seems that the property owners hired "landscapers to trim in the garden". The garden was "trimmed" to the ground. The recent summer heat and dry conditions have eliminated most of the nectar in the surrounding field.

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made from 11:55 to 2, 78-81 sunny NW8-14. Four of five azures were on Devil's walkingstick.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 14
  • Cabbage White 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 8
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

FOY for this garden Hackberry Emperor & Dun Skipper.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Teresa Knipper

Garrett preserve
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5

Zabulon Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Jack McDonough and Savanna Berg

Woodstown RR
Salem County, NJ

Sunny, 80 degrees. [FOY Meadow Fritillary and the first White M Hairstreak in Salem County this year - TB].

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 11
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 23
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Red-spotted Purple 8
  • Monarch 34
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Robert C. Koch

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

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 29
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3

Viceroy

Swarthy Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Wijbren Huisman

SJ Tech Park, Glassboro
Gloucester County, NJ

Observation: 9.45 - 11.15. Sunny, temps in the upper 70’s. Common Checkered Skipper was my FOY sighting.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1

Common Buckeye

Common Checkered-Skipper

Teresa Knipper

Eastern Beach front cape may nj
Cape May County, NJ

Looks like migration has started!!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 38
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Monarch

Monarch

Greg Prelich

Whitesbog Village
Burlington County, NJ

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Question Mark

Northern Broken-Dash

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Today was the first time in over a week that there were more than 15 bflys and more than 9 species present. I am at a loss as to why bfly numbers have dramatically crashed around here this year.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Jack McDonough

Garrett FP/RR
Cape May County, NJ

Partly sunny, 77 degrees. ESE winds coming off a night of NW. 60% humidity.

It was a good day for butterflies, saw 33 species in the span of 6 hours leading tours for Revrail Co. Located several dogfighting groups of Red-banded Hairstreaks stop various trees throughout the length of the tracks. Also saw my first White M of the autumn season nectaring on late boneset.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 27
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 65
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Viceroy 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 24
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 18
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Cloudless sulphur male went to senna then rested under a milkweed leaf—new for season. Fresh gray hairstreak on clethra. Zabulon a female. 3 early instar Spicebush cats. One black ST cat on rue. A couple monarch cats and more eggs.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Gray Hairstreak

Cloudless Sulphur

Lucy Hooper

New pollinator garden in Mickleton Park
Gloucester County, NJ

Sightings from 2:15-3:45. The Verbena stricta attracted the most butterflies though many were rotating between the Anise hyssop, butterfly weed, Phlox paniculata and purple cone flower. The Monarch may have been laying eggs on the Swamp milkweed and Whorled milkweed. The Pollinator Garden sign is up!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 2

pollinator garden sign

Variegated Fritillary

Horace's Duskywing

Orange Sulphur

Tim Deppa

Cherry Hill Residence
Camden County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Horace's Duskywing

Monarch

Red-banded Hairstreak

Spicebush Swallowtail

Robert C. Koch

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

Another high count on SBS. Grass skipper numbers considerably down from last year at this time.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Sachem 3

Jack McDonough and Tom Baxter

Manumuskin RR
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Least Skipper 3

Jennifer Bulava

Willingboro Lakes Park, Willingboro Twp
Burlington County, NJ

9:00-10:30 am. Purple loosestrife was the main flower that all the butterflies were nectaring on. A very cooperative clearwing sphinx moth let me photograph it.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Least Skipper 1

Clearwing Sphinx Moth

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

11:30am quick stop at the butterfly garden. Amazingly, a black swallowtail had just emerged from its chrysalis. A monarch was laying eggs on the common milkweed. The only caterpillars seen were tons of milkweed tussock moths.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4

Lucy Hooper

My backyard in Mickleton
Gloucester County, NJ

Most butterflies found in the later afternoon. There were also a few Snowberry Clearwing moths coming to the New York Ironweed.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Variegated Fritillary

Monarch

Common Sootywing

Robert C. Koch

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

Spicebush Swallowtails have been abundant here over the past couple of weeks (3-5 per outing).

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 13
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Northern Broken-Dash

American Lady

Wijbren Huisman

Tall Pines State Preserve, Sewell
Gloucester County, NJ

Observation: 10.30 - 11.30. No access to the bridges. The pond area was totally flooded, after a huge downpour in the early morning.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 25
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Sachem 1

Sachem

Jackie Parker

South Cape May Meadows (Nature Conservancy)
Cape May County, NJ

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

E. Tiger Swallowtail ovipositing on Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Lucy Hooper

My backyard garden in Mickleton
Gloucester County, NJ

Saw my FOY Sleepy Orange near the meadow garden in the first 5 minutes of being outside this morning. The only time it stopped flying erratically was to light for a second on a Senna marilandica seedling and I thought that was surely was too fast to lay an egg but when I looked there it was! (Photo - looks like a grain of rice on the surface of a leaf.) All the sightings are from a few short trips outside. Saw the Sleepy orange twice. [The first sleepy orange reported from GLO this year. tb]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Sleepy Orange egg

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Zabulon Skipper

Jeanine Apgar and Greg Prelich

Riverwinds Scenic Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Lots of butterflies here!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 11
  • Cabbage White 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 12
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Red-spotted Purple

Common Wood-Nymph

Hackberry Emperor

Jeanine Apgar and Greg Prelich

Woodbury Green Acres bike trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Driving by this small park, we saw lots of Purple Loosestrife on the edge of the lake, so why not take a look? It was very active.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 34
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Horace's Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Greg Prelich and Jeanine Apgar

Chestnut Branch Park, Mantua
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 21
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Tawny-edged Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Therese Hurter

my yard, CMCH.
Cape May County, NJ

A couple of quick walks around the yard. Sunny, hot and humid. Orange Sulphur FOY in the yard.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Orange Sulphur

Robert C. Koch

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Monarch

Wijbren Huisman

Alcyon Park, Pitman
Gloucester County, NJ

Observation: 11.30 - 1.15. Blue Sky, temps in the upper 80’s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 6
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

American Snout

American Snout

Teresa Knipper

Avalon pollinator garden at Armacost Park
Cape May County, NJ

Beautiful, breezy but hot morning in the garden with Pat Sutton doing her pollinator talk. Lots of Monarda, New York ironweed and obedient plant in bloom. A female black swallowtail was laying eggs on Golden Alexander!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Observations made off and on throughout the day.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 8
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 2

Swarthy Skipper

Jack McDonough

Garret Family Preserve/RR
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny 90 degrees, SW at 11 mph. It was a nice surprise to see my first actively migrating Cloudless Sulphurs for the year. They moved out towards the canal with a few moving warblers.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 7
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 16
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Late afternoon sightings.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Female Black Swallowtail was laying eggs. Question Mark was laying eggs on Dwarf Hackberry. Hackberry Emperor turned up early in AM and again in afternoon on dish of gooey fruit. We were able to spend very little time in the garden.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Question Mark 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3

Robert C. Koch

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

Sachem numbers have been dropping of late but very unusual to see only one on my walk today. High count this year for Silver-spotted Skippers.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 21
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Lady

Spicebush Swallowtail

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Through the day 6-8 Red-banded Hairstreaks were spotted, but a late-in-the-day stroll (5:30 pm) through the garden produced the highest count of 20 Red-banded Hairstreaks on three different Mt. Mint patches, a sprawling stand of Apple Mint, and the tippy top of Cut-leafed Coneflower, plus a few others in shady spots on leaves. Found 1 honk'n big Monarch caterpillar at the base of a huge Swamp Milkweed (while watering). YEA!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 20
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Hot and humid–90 degrees. Not much activity but did find a couple early instar cats (1 on each plant)–black ST on Rue, Monarch on c. milkweed, and Spicebush ST on spicebush. Adult Monarch showed up at the end of the day.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Only a couple of hours observation today but set a new early date for Ocola skipper in this garden. This southern bug came in on 15-17 mph SW winds and apparently departed for points north. Only saw it for a couple of min. nectaring on Agastache Went to retrieve my camera and of course it was gone. Think we have all been there! Previous early date here was 8-26-2003. My earliest sighting for this species came 8-6-2018 in Maryland.

[Nice! Our log's first Ocola of 2022. Congratulations, Dave! jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Late afternoon sightings.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Tom Bailey

Manchester WMA
Ocean County, NJ

9:10 to 10:25 am. Sunny, hot & humid.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Least Skipper 1

Tom Bailey

Franklin Parker Preserve
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings while birding very early in the morning.

  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3

Robert C. Koch

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Zabulon Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Wijbren Huisman

Ceres Park, Sewell
Gloucester County, NJ

Observation 10.00-10.30.
A brief walk into the park.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 12
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Wijbren Huisman

Chestnut Branch Park, Mantua Township
Gloucester County, NJ

Observation 9.00-9.45, walking the 9/11 Memorial trail and a brief stop at the butterfly garden.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 8

Scott McConnell

Richardson Sound
Cape May County, NJ

Conservatively counted along a strip ~135m long

  • Salt Marsh Skipper 67

Salt Marsh Skipper

Tom Bailey

Whitesbogs
Ocean County, NJ

Sightings made during the morning. Mostly sunny, hot & humid.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 5

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings in the late afternoon.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Brief time in garden.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 1

David L. Amadio

Featherbed Lane eastern end
Salem County, NJ

Obs. made from 2:15 to 2:45. Did not scan the entire fields but activity was much lighter than normal.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 14
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Lucy Hooper

New pollinator garden in Mickleton Park on Democrat Rd
Gloucester County, NJ

Was only in the park from 5:30-6:15 weeding. I witnessed the 2 Monarchs doing a mating spiral and then they landed on the Echinacea pictured. A sulphur was also flying around but would not stop to enable me to identify it.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 1

Monarch

David L. Amadio

Rt. 620 roadside from Featherbed to Rt. 40.
Salem County, NJ

Spent about 25 min. checking the roadside for Meadow Fritillary this afternoon. Unfortunately, the roadsides here have recently been mowed leaving little to no nectar. 88 degrees, cloudy with 12-15 SW wind.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Least Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford.
Gloucester County, NJ

The first Delaware Skipper here since 2018. Thought at first it was an unmarked male Sachem since Delaware is so uncommon in my garden. When I saw it enter deeply the corolla of pink petunia I knew it was Delaware. Typical behavior for this species. Often seen nectaring deeply in Common Morning glory and Hedge-Bindweed. I did of course also observe the dorsal side which clearly distinguishes this species from Sachem. Image is on Purple wave petunia.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Lucy Hooper

Home garden in Mickleton
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Jeanine Apgar and Greg Prelich

Edwin B Forsythe NWR, Oceanville
Atlantic County, NJ

Southern Ocean Birding Group trip with 8 participants

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 16
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 20
  • Sachem 1

Salt Marsh Skipper

Common Buckeye

Sachem

Harvey Tomlinson

My Garden
Cape May County, NJ

Finally a Cloudless Sulphur…And a female ovipositing on my Senna no less. The green/blue tones are from wear not post pic processing. Beautiful summer form Anglewing sp. blew thru the yard.

[Only our log's 2nd photo'd cloudless of 2022. jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 11
  • Broad-winged Skipper 35

Cloudless Sulphur

Robert C. Koch

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

Variegated Fritillary

Wijbren Huisman

South Jersey Tech Park, Glassboro
Gloucester County, NJ

Observation: 11.15-12.15. Temps in the high 80’s with a nice breeze.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 16
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Enjoyed while watering, trying to keep the garden alive. FIRST of the year Hackberry Emperors appeared and showed up late in the day. Monarch has a hole in its wing.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Monarch 1

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Observations while working out in the yard. Variegated frit laid an egg on passion vine.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Variegated Fritillary

Tom Bailey

Franklin Parker Preserve, Woodland Township
Burlington County, NJ

Early evening walk from 5 to 7 pm. Mostly cloudy with a thunderstorm & brief shower. Temps in the upper 80s.

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 2

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Late afternoon incidental sightings.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jack McDonough

Cape May RR/Garret Family Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny, 86 degrees. Winds SSE, 78% humidity

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 10
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 9

Robert C. Koch

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

High count at LL for Spicebush Swallowtail.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4

Spicebush Swallowtail

Zabulon Skippers

Common Checkered-Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jack McDonough

Peaslee WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Very brief strolls through garden. Sightings while watering.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 10
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1

Clifford Hence

Maurice River Diner
Cumberland County, NJ

Numerous butterflies on the Purple Loose Strife planting outside of the diner. Most seemed to be Broadwing Skipprs.

[Welcome to the South Jersey Butterfly Project, Clifford. jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 35

Variegated Fritillary

Broad-winged Skipper

Wijbren Huisman

Tall Pines State Preserve
Gloucester County, NJ

Observation: 9.00-12.00
Hot and humid.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 65
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 100
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 15
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 12
  • Sachem 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Dun Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Elisa Procida

Haddonfield NJ, my yard.
Camden County, NJ

Monarch stopped by at noon.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Tim Deppa

Cherry Hill residence
Camden County, NJ

American Lady seen at Lion’s Lake in Voorhees. Dark morph tiger and others at my residence.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Monarch

zabulon

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail dark morph female

American Lady

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Found my first RB Hairstreak of the year for this garden tonight. Eastern Tiger was a stunningly fresh female.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Late afternoon, also a monarch egg found.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 2

Chris Herz

Collingswood parking area under PATCO
Camden County, NJ

Around 7:30 pm–have seen so few hairstreaks.

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Tom Bailey

Whitesbogs
Burlington County, NJ

6:15 to 6:45 pm. Incidental sightings while birding.

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Tom Bailey

Whitesbogs
Ocean County, NJ

4:15 to 6:15 pm. Sunny & hot.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Dion Skipper 1

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings while in the yard.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Jeanine Apgar

Home yard, Galloway Township
Atlantic County, NJ

First Zabulon I've seen in weeks. I've been scouring the sweet pepperbushes, as they are usually near them now. I expect they will switch to Swamp Loosestrife soon as it starts to bloom.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Big showing of Red-banded Hairstreaks at 5:30 pm (18).

[That's our highest count of red-banded since 5/18/22 when Barbara Sendelbach found 28 in Woodland Township. jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 18
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Variegated frit new for this season—interested in small passion vine starts and violets but mostly sunning itself.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Kathy Horn

Seabreeze Rd, Bridgeton
Cumberland County, NJ

Very hot & humid. Conservative count since I butterflied a lot from the car. Was happy to see all the Sleepy Oranges and the early Cloudless Sulphur. Less happy to see the narrow-winged mantis devouring the still-struggling swallowtail.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

"Nature red in tooth and claw"

Sleepy Orange

Kathy Horn

Back Neck Rd, Fairton
Cumberland County, NJ

Large patch of milkweed on grassy section of field along road

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Spicebush Swallowtail

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

10am - 5pm. Although it seems that butterflies have been hard to come by this year, with the addition of Delaware Skipper today, we are only one species behind last year’s cumulative total for this date in the yard.

[Excellent news. Dolores. Thank you! jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 8
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 14

Delaware Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Late afternoon sightings while working in the yard.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Jersey fresh right from the garden.

  • Monarch 0

Monarch

Robert C. Koch

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 11

Northern Broken-Dash

Spicebush Swallowtail

Variegated Fritillary

Harvey Tomlinson

Davies Sports Center
Cape May County, NJ

45 mins. Both sides of the bike path. Horribly dry with very little activity. 17 Common Buckeye and not a single Mangrove.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 17

Wijbren Huisman

Atkinson Memorial Park, Sewell
Gloucester County, NJ

Brief observation: 1:00-1:30. Ironweed is in full bloom.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3

Spicebush Swallowtail

Jennifer Bulava

Delaware River Heritage Trail, Roebling section
Burlington County, NJ

9:30-11:45 am. Sunny, mid 80s, light breeze.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Brief time in garden.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Kathy Horn

Kimble's Beach Road
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 7
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Zabulon Skipper