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Will Kerling and Cynthia Allen

Turtle Thorofare Court - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Sharing our results of the Cape May 4th of July Butterfly Count. It was a great day for skipper variety and evidence of future potential for butterflies from three species.
Discovered a Spicebush Swallowtail cat, fourteen chrysalides, eggs and ten plus cats of Black Swallowtail and eight Red-spotted Purple cats. The host plants were Sassafras, Fennel and Black Cherry.
Photos of Black Swallowtail Cat on Sassafras, Black Swallowtail Cat closeup on Fennel, a Spicebush Swallowtail Cat on Sassafras leaf and a first Instar of a Red-spotted Purple Cat below a cherry leaf.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 16

Red-spotted Purple cat

Spicebush Swallowtail cat

Black Swallowtail cat

Spicebush Swallowtail chrysalis

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Butterfly garden only, from 4:30-5:00pm
Overcast
3 black swallowtail cats
2 monarchs flying near milkweed patch

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 2

Will Kerling

Sand Barrens golf course - Swainton, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There was a Common Wood-Nymph which flew high across the width of the Driving Range.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 11
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Woodland Road - Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There was a fresh Southern Cloudywing getting nectar from white Echinacea flowers.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Southern Cloudywing 1

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

A very quick check here today. Two Zab males in pursuit of a female.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 4

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Jesse and Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 10

Peck's Skipper

Will Kerling

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

Consistent high winds keep the snout count down. Found two male Fiery Skippers in a lawn.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Snout 4
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 52
  • Dion Skipper 1

Delaware Skipper

Orange Sulphur egg

Will Kerling

Turtle Thorofare Court - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Discovered two Hayhurst's Scallopwings that were hanging out and watched them for the longest time. There are now, at least, 13 Black Swallowtail Chrysalides and a female Black Swallowtail laying eggs on the Fennel plants.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 16

Red-banded Hairstreak

Variegated Fritillary

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 5
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Least Skipper

American Lady

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

A Common Buckeye seen off and on since July 18. Looks as if a nip was taken when wings closed. Spicebush Swallowtail male.

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

Common Buckeye

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Smith's Woods butterfly garden only, very brief stop at 1:30 pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2

Joseph Capizzi

Backyard Butterfly Garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 1

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Sachem 4
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Sachems

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Red-banded Hairstreak

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Fresh Tiger on coneflower. Also 4 spicebush cats, 4 black swallowtail chrysalids, 8 monarch cats.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Monarch 0

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Brian Johnson

Power line cut Rt 550
Cape May County, NJ

The first of the pepper bush is starting to bloom. It should be good for a few weeks.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 9
  • Least Skipper 25
  • Northern Broken-Dash 8
  • Dion Skipper 5

Will Kerling

Turtle Thorofare Court - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Documented 18 butterfly species in this court today. Photographed a perfect female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Found 7 Black Swallowtail Chrysalides and 5 Cats in a 'J' position (with silk girdle).

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 18
  • Dun Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Broken-Dash

Will Kerling

Rio Grande, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Saw two female Sachems in the grass near Starbucks.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sachem 2

Sachem

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Trying to use binos only for more secure ID. Was able to observe Gray Hairstreak and Black male Swallowtail carefully. Swallowtails very active for a week. Cabbage ever present.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Gray Hairstreak

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Big day for Red Admirals here. No apparent migratory component, just a very strong brood. 25 species today including the garden.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 17
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 19
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge Butterfly garden
Gloucester County, NJ

Only Duskywings found at this facility were in the garden.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Occasional sun here today brought out a fair number of butterflies. First 2nd brood female Zab already being chased by the males.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Sachem 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 3

Will Kerling

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

Discovered a fresh Red-banded Hairstreak and checking a Sassafras leaf yielded a Spicebush Cat.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Spicebush Swallowtail cat

Will Kerling

Green Creek, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

It was great to see a fresh Red Admiral. A bird tried to enjoy it since a fresh beak mark on a wing was evident.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 29
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Silver-spotted Skipper

Will Kerling

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

Many of the butterflies are getting nectar from Queen Anne's Lace.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Copper 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

American Copper

Common Buckeye

Jack Miller and Brian Johnson

610 powerlines
Cape May County, NJ

Found eclosing luna moth.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 14
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 8

luna moth

Jack Miller and Brian Johnson

Cape May NWR powerlines (Corson Tavern rd access)
Cape May County, NJ

Great Dion colony, but quaking bogs make this a dangerous territory.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Dion Skipper 60

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

8-12:30 pm. Cabbage White & BW Skipper numbers are conservative estimates.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 250
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 24
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 36
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 16
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper 125

Gray Hairstreak

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge Butterfly garden
Gloucester County, NJ

Buckeyes continue on the Mountain mint. Had 8 on it today. This seems to be a favorite of Buckeyes even in wild areas. Common Wood-Nymph was flying outside the garden. Only spent 10-15 min. here.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Slightly better for butterflies here. Mimosa trees the main nectar source right now. All but one Tiger on mimosa including a dark form female. Silver-spotted Skippers and Monarch also sipping Mimosa nectar.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds community center field
Gloucester County, NJ

Very dry. Mostly mowed to the soil. Walked along the field edges in the shade.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Only walked down to "Hackberry corner" and back. Very dry here, not much nectar.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Copper 4
  • American Snout 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Four fresh male Zabulon skippers here today. 14 species in the garden, a season high. Eastern Tiger male was imbibing moisture from a leaf underneath garden sprinkler.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Zabulon Skipper

Harvey Tomlinson

Davies Sports Center powerline and other areas
Cape May County, NJ

Hoping to find Little Yellow and Sourthern Broken-Dash. No on either. Did find 3 Northern Broken-Dash and added cloudless Sulphur to the list from tis location. Little Glassywing also, but I think it was reported.
The Odes along the powerline rule the road and may have impacted a good number of species.
Horace's numbers way down from a week ago.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue x
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 11
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 11
  • Broad-winged Skipper 9
  • Dun Skipper 1

crab spider dining on Horace's

Duskywing sp.

Dun Skipper

Little Glassywing

Northern Broken-Dash

Jack Miller

Dix WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Found this cat on Senna. Hesitated to report it until I had an idea of what it might be.

[JM's report of what looks like a full-grown or nearly full-grown cat indicates that we should all be keeping a lookout for cloudless sulphur caterpillars already. Although the species is listed by most sources only as a migrant (or a vagrant) in NJ, they are at least a rare breeder in southern NJ, especially in CMY. Could their status be changing here? jc]

  • Cloudless Sulphur 0

Cloudless Sulphur caterpillar

Jack Miller

my yard, Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

As so often happens, returned home at dinner time to find a bfly surprise in my yard; this time a fiery skipper.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 14
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8

Fiery Skipper

Jack Miller

Dix WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

1:30-4:00. Mid 90's. To quote Steve Glynn from June 26: "Biting flies still terrorizing the area." I laughed at his photo from the car that day, but now I understand as I was trapped inside my car for most of my time here. One photo of cloudless sulphur from car, but later braved the bugs for another photo. Strange to see so many cloudless sulphurs in mid July. Nice look at sleepy orange, but no chance for photo.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Monarch 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Another Dion in my yard!
Image of Black ST cat showing its osmeterium.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 10
  • Dion Skipper 1

Black Swallowtail cat

David L. Amadio

Milkweed field on Rt47 Mile 14.7 Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Observations made from the roadside. Milkweed must have been cut at some point so it is spectacular right now. This count would be much higher if one had access to the field.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 26
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 7

David L. Amadio

Davies sports complex powerline
Cape May County, NJ

Observations made from 1:40 & 2:40 p.m. Little Yellow flew along the powerline towards the sports complex before making a hard left into the woods. Never got an image, but followed it long enough to confirm it's identity. [This is our second report of little yellow this year. Our first was also at this location on June 21. - jm]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 16
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
  • Dion Skipper 1

Southern Cloudywing

Fiery Skipper

David L. Amadio

Downtown Cape May C.H. near Acme
Cape May County, NJ

Observations made between 12:10 & 1:20 p.m. Sweet Pepperbush starting to bloom here.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 6
  • Dion Skipper 2

David L. Amadio

Lizard Tail Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Dion Skippers very active.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dion Skipper 22

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

David L. Amadio

CMBO-CRE Garden
Cape May County, NJ

A short once around here at 10:35. Temp already at 90 degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Rare Skipper 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 43

Juniper Hairstreak

David L. Amadio

TNC Preserve-Eldora
Cape May County, NJ

Observations made here between 9:25 & 10:30 a.m. Most of the Rare Skippers were on Sweet Pepperbush. Fresh male & female Zabulon Skippers.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Rare Skipper 10
  • Northern Broken-Dash 5
  • Sachem 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 77
  • Dun Skipper 9

Zabulon Skipper

David L. Amadio

Nabb Road
Cumberland County, NJ

A brief 20 mi. here from 8:25 a.m. Heat had Checkered Whites up and flying early. Saw at least 3 males and 2 females. Likely more as every white that my binoculars fell on was Checkered not Cabbage at this early hour. Did not pay much attention to any other butterflies here.

  • Checkered White 5

Checkered White

Checkered White

Chris Herz

Triple Oaks Nursery, Franklinville
Gloucester County, NJ

Brief stop to buy some coneflowers which were attracting a lot of butterflies.

  • Painted Lady 1
  • Sachem 12

Painted Lady

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

95 degrees and humid. Buckeye first seen this season in yard–photo from my neighbor's –rather a large frog! One Tiger a dark form female laying eggs on wild cherry.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 3

American Snout

Common Buckeye

Horace's Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Will Kerling

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

In the early morning, I discovered a fresh American Lady catching the first sun rays,

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

American Lady

Will Kerling

Davies Sports Complex - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The best find for me was a fresh and hyper active Common Sootywing searching for a mate.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 16
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Viceroy 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 24
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 10
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Variegated Fritillary

Will Kerling

44th Street Dune Entrance - Avalon, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The Little Wood-Satyrs were common in the wooded section of the dune system.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 12
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 22
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Broad-winged Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Will Kerling and Dave Amadio

Power line behind Acme Market - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Dave Amadio and I met in late afternoon here and we found plenty of butterflies around Sweet Pepperbush.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 14
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 37
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 8
  • Sachem 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8
  • Dion Skipper 6

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gray Hairstreak

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Quick five minute check of the yard after arriving home from work at 6:30 pm revealed 3 species.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

Harvey Tomlinson

Davies Sports Center
Cape May County, NJ

90degrees 10:30 - 11:15
I did not see a single Broken-Dash. I didn't stay long so maybe the heat was the cause.
I found a Fiery Skipper adding to the ver growing list of species at this location
Did photograph 2 interesting Duskywing's, presumably Horace's. Note the fairly numerous spots on the female along with the gray banded body. The male was extremely dark and I only got a blurred in flight shot of the dorsal side. See below

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Viceroy

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Smith's Woods butterfly garden only, very brief stop at noon

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 4

Jennifer Bulava

Willingboro Lakes, Willingboro
Burlington County, NJ

9-11am
Duskywing appeared to be a wild indigo.
There is a signficant amount of wild indigo plants at this site.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Delaware Skipper 2

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Chris Herz

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

97 degrees, 4:45-6 pm. A pecks skipper caught by a spider, 1 monarch cat and a number of eggs on c. Milkweed. A number of red admirals and commas in the woods due to the heat?

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Anglewing sp. 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Red Admiral 15
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Common Buckeye

Orange Sulphur

Little Wood-Satyr

Will Kerling

Davies Sports Complex - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

May have seen a Southern Broken-Dash. When I release the shutter, it flew so; instead of, an underside image the result was a fascinating flight image.
Photos of Broken-Dash species in flight, a Viceroy, a Southern Cloudywing and a Variegated Fritillary.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 30
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Viceroy 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 28
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 47
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 3

Variegated Fritillary

Southern Cloudywing

Viceroy

broken dash

Will Kerling

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

Even with excessive shoulder mowing of the bike trail, it is a great place for butterfly variety!
Photos of Crossline Skipper, ETS and Spicebush Swallowtails.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 20
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 48
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 9
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8
  • Dion Skipper 5

Spicebush Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Crossline Skipper

Will Kerling

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

The swallowtails have been appearing almost every day since April. It has been a great year for them.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8

Will Kerling

Woodland Road - Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Discovered 9 butterfly species in a back yard.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8

American Snout

Will Kerling

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

Yet another, new high number was obtained for snouts. A very conservative count yielded 43 American Snouts!!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 43
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 70

Common Buckeye

American Snout

American Snout

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Female Black ST laying more eggs on Fennel. Many large cats are about to go in to chrysalis.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 16

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

No sign of the 7/17 Zabulon Skipper, but more should appear in South Jersey soon.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Peck's Skipper 11
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Mid-afternoon visit. Specifically went to check on the recent mowing and clearing work that has been done again. Thankfully, the field that has held the Sleepy Orange and Cloudless Sulphurs has not been cleared or intruded upon, however extensive clearing has been done on other nearby areas.

The elusive Sleepy Orange put in an appearance and was calmly nectaring along the preserve road on red clover. Very little other butterfly activity. Heat was less tolerable than the biting flies today.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red Admiral 2

Will Kerling

Sand Barrens golf course - Swainton, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Saw another single Rare Skipper at this site.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 18

Will Kerling

Woodland Road - Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtails continue to be noticeable and in smaller numbers than the spring and early summer.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Will Kerling

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

Snouts are everywhere this year in my travels.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper 7

Rare Skipper

Will Kerling

Rio Grande, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Broad-winged Skippers and Sachems can be found almost anywhere. Cement and Asphalt jungles are no barrier.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Davies Sports Complex - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

During the hot afternoon, I did not see any broken-dashes for sure.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Viceroy 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 22
  • Sachem 29
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found Dion Skippers even a mated pair close to Acme Market.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 5

Common Buckeye

Dion Skipper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 2

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 14
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 7
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

sachem

Broad-winged Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Jack Miller

Nabb rd
Cumberland County, NJ

I was so intent on chasing down a couple of checkered whites that I was not counting other species. I can confirm Steve Glynn's July 18 discouraging report that this colony seems to be struggling. One photo is of a dead checkered; I could not find anything wrong with it, nor did I notice any predators around it. All of the checkered whites I saw were males.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Checkered White

Dead Checkered White

Jack Miller

Davies Sports Complex powerline area
Cape May County, NJ

9:00-11:00. Because Steve and Harvey submitted excellent photos yesterday of possible S. broken-dash, and my little point and shoot has its limitations, I spent my time observing rather than shooting. Two bflys that I studied looked like S. broken-dash. They acted differently from the N. broken-dash I was observing, especially in that rather than moving from flower to flower, they tended to explode away and disappear. Nice to see Dions here.

[moderator's note: I have temporarily marked "S. broken-dash." The intent is to make it easier for others to see where these bflys under question are being reported from in hopes that additional searches will be made. The listing can be changed if necessary. - jm]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue c
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Duskywing sp. c
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 11
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8
  • Dion Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Jack Miller

Goshen; rt 47
Cape May County, NJ

This large milkweed patch had incredible activity. It is private property but I walked along the road and scanned from there.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 15
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 10
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Monarch 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper a
  • Dun Skipper 1

Jack Miller

North Railroad, Rio Grande
Cape May County, NJ

Although Dions have been reported in this general area, this is a previously unreported Dion location.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Viceroy 2
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Duskywing sp. 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 12

Viceroy

Common Sootywing

Dion Skipper

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Tiger Lilies and common garden Phlox are the major attraction to butterflies in my garden now. These sightings casual, from out of the window or on the way to mailbox. Buckeye on grassy path.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Common Buckeye 1

Chip Krilowicz

Hesstown Rd Power line
Cumberland County, NJ

89 sunny [This is our first report of S. cloudywing since June 23. - jm]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Sachem 4

Southern Cloudywing

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

First Hayhurst's Scallopwing of second brood. Each of the last three afternoons, Question Marks have visited the Hops. [This is our first report of Hayhurst scallopwing since Cynthia reported one in her yard on June 13. -jm]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 18

Will Kerling

Woodland Road - Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There is still plenty of Broad-winged Skippers at this location.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 11

Will Kerling

Sand Barrens golf course - Swainton, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found 18 butterfly species at this site today. Had a total of thirty American Snouts today - High's Beach Area (28) and Sand Barrens golf course (2).

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • American Snout 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 60
  • Dun Skipper 1

Will Kerling

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

A new record number for American Snout individuals - at least, twenty eight!!
A new site for Dion Skipper was Gus's Beach Road. It was amongst the Broad-winged Skippers.
Photos of American Snout, Dion Skipper, a female egg laying on a young Oak and two eggs it laid.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 28
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 53
  • Dion Skipper 1

egg

Horace's Duskywing

dion

American Snout

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

A fresh looking RS Purple had signs of an encounter with a bird.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Nice showing of Peck's Skippers at lunch today. Of the 21 individuals 10 were on one small Swamp Milkweed plant, and 6 were on a root bound potted Buddleia.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 21
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Nabb Road private field
Cumberland County, NJ

Checkered White colony may be dying out. Last year at this same week in July more than five dozen Checkered Whites were counted. The primary "center" of the colony was plowed, graded and replanted this year, as were other sections of this private growing farm. Today's count marks a high count for the year on this property, and first males found.

Overall, activity on this property is down, as evidenced by the changing land use.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur Common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue Abundant
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 6

Checkered White

Steven Glynn

Bogden Blvd. fields in Millville
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White Common
  • Orange Sulphur Abundant
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue Abundant
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye Common
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Sachem Common

Juniper Hairstreak

Steven Glynn

Shaw Mill's Pond area
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper 6

Steven Glynn

Along Newport Neck Road
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White Common
  • Orange Sulphur Common
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue Common
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye Common
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem Common
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper Common

Sandra Keller

Bivalve - High St. area
Cumberland County, NJ

Surveying the parking area and the nectar along the dike to the new boardwalk. With Marilyn Henry. Partly sunny, 85 degrees.

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 40

Steven Glynn and Harvey Tomlinson

Davies Sports Complex powerline area
Cape May County, NJ

Exceptional activity in the area. This report supplements the separate report by Harvey Tomlinson on the Broken-Dash sightings.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur Common
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue Common
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye Common
  • Viceroy 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Southern Cloudywing 4
  • Horace's Duskywing Abundant
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash x
  • Sachem Common
  • Broad-winged Skipper Common

Viceroy

Southern Cloudywing

Harvey Tomlinson and Steve Glynn

Davies Sports Complex Powerline
Cape May County, NJ

Yesterday Steve Glynn and I were butterflying the Powerline here and our eyes were drawn to a very small, bright bug. We believe it is a possible Southern Broken-Dash. There were 3 Dashes in total that were very different in color and brightness from the other Northern Broken-Dash we had found earlier.
I have attached some pics below. The pics include a shot from Steve on his camera and a shot from mine. I include them both to eliminate any questions about lighting ect . They were taken at the same time side by side. Note the color of the fringes. Gray FW-Buff -HW. There is also a shot from a Dash I found at Brigantine (Forsythe NWR) last Year that is essentially the same as the 2017 butterflies. A full report from the Powerline coming later
Thoughts are really appreciated.

[Moderators' Note: Exciting! Good going, HT and SG! If butterflyers most experienced with the subtle differences between the two dashes agree that the ID is correct, this is a very significant find. Harvey's discovery of an apparent SoBD at Forsythe last year might be considered a fluke – a result of a straying flight not to repeated – but a second find almost exactly a year later suggests something more meaningful may be underway. Southern broken dash, if accepted, would be a new butterfly species to New Jersey. All observers are urged to take careful looks at any broken-dashes they see and photo any suspiciously reddish ones. (Spotted knapweed the nectar source in both cases.) Thank you, Harvey and Steve, for the alert and for the good documentation. jc and jm.]

2017 Southern Broken Dash?

2017 Southern Broken Dash?

2016 app SoBD

Northern Broken-Dash

2016 apparent Southern Broken Dash

Chris Herz

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

4:45-6 pm just after thunderstorm and light rain, cloudy conditions but very humid. All red admirals fresh and on the dirt road to the river. Monarch around c. milkweed patch just outside of garden fence. 3 black swallowtail cats on fennel in garden.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Anglewing sp. 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 12
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Sachem 2

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

2 fresh Question Marks around the Hops. 2 female Black ST laying eggs on Fennel and Queen Anne's Lace. Male Dun Skipper.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 30
  • Dun Skipper 1

Will Kerling

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

Spicebush Swallowtails are in my mind so varied and such a treat. It is a great year to enjoy them.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Spicebush Swallowtail

Will Kerling

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

Counted 22 butterfly species at my favorite place this day. Have two locations for Dion Skipper here and four sites for Dion Skippers this year in CM County (all in CMCH locations), so far.
Photo of Red-spotted Purple egg on a cherry leaf. [This is our first report of White M since June 2. - jm]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 28
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 11
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 8
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 9
  • Dion Skipper 10
  • Dun Skipper 4

Red-spotted Purple egg

Gray Hairstreak

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Will Kerling

Woodland Road - Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Great butterfly diversity in a yard on Woodland Drive.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 7
  • Broad-winged Skipper 6

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Will Kerling

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

Have surveyed this area for ten years and I got two new butterflies for my list here this day! One was really startling, there were two Dion Skippers getting nectar from Mimosa blossoms. My macro lens reveals a small image of one of these Dion Skippers.
Photos of Dion Skipper and a male Fiery Skipper (other new addition to my life list for HBA).

[Moderator's note: In talking with Will yesterday, he said that he believes that this is shaping up to be an exceptional year for Dion skippers and wants to urge people to join in the search fun. Who will be next to find Dions in areas where they have previously not been seen? - jm]

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 7
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 6
  • Dion Skipper 2

Fiery Skipper

Dion Skipper

Steven Glynn

Heislerville dike road
Cumberland County, NJ

Mid-afternoon visit.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper Common

Fiery Skipper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Found a fresh male Zabulon Skipper tonight in the garden. The start of Zab's 2nd brood is 4 days earlier than in 2016.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Broad-winged Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Harvey Tomlinson

My Backyard Garden
Cape May County, NJ

I have a "postage stamp" backyard. ( 100x20) I plant for Hummingbirds but also Butterflies to some extent. Every year now since we moved in Broad-winged Skippers Dominate the Summer months. The estimate,with Steve Glynn's help, is 450 -500 Skippers. Just 3 of my Blue Fortune Agastache hold over 100 bugs per plant.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 450

Joseph Capizzi

Cherry Hill, NJ - Backyard Butterfly Garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Joseph Capizzi

Cherry Hill - Backyard Butterfly Garden
Camden County, NJ

Southern Purple Mint Moth, Silver-spotted Skipper

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Matt Webster

My Backyard Garden, Cedarbrook, NJ
Camden County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem c
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 6

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Sachem

Matt Webster

Edwin B Forsythe NWR - Brigantine Division
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 10
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White c
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 22
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 10
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper c

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Images: 1 Rare Skipper continues. Red-Spotted Purple egg on tip of Black Cherry leaf. Top of Gray Hairstreak.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 15

Gray Hairstreak

Red-spotted Purple

Rare Skipper

Will Kerling

44th Street Beach Entrance - Avalon, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Surprised to see that Little Wood-Satyrs were common here.
A Red Admiral came off the ocean onto the beach and a Monarch flew out into the ocean from Avalon.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Monarch 1

Will Kerling

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

Horace's Duskywings continue a strong showing.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8

Will Kerling

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

Discovered the most American Snouts in a butterfly field day ever - 14 individuals!
A Mimosa tree was covered with swallowtails and there were, at least, five other butterfly species.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 13
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 14
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 7
  • Broad-winged Skipper 9

Spicebush Swallowtail

Jesse and Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

For more than three hours, on and off from ~12:45 to past 4 pm, a female pipevine swallowtail inspected our pipevine plant, mostly above 10 ft. Nearly non-stop flitting all that time – apparently tasting leaves with her feet more than ovipositing. Rested briefly on Geranium for photo. We have not yet found eggs. Need to check with ladder.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 25
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 12
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 1

Pipevine Swallowtail

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

4 monarch cats, 4 black swallowtail cats. Monarch and black swallowtail released

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 3

American Snout

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Steven Glynn

Seabreeze Road areas
Cumberland County, NJ

Least Skipper threw me off, as the white ray on the wing and amazingly tiny size had me thinking Southern Skipperling.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White Common
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem Common
  • Broad-winged Skipper 6

Least Skipper

David L. Amadio

Chestnut Branch Park
Gloucester County, NJ

Action light here. Found a 2nd tree with small amounts of Woolly aphids. Observations made between 3:40 & 4:30 p.m.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge Butterfly garden
Gloucester County, NJ

Found 42 individuals of 14 species in the garden. The Wood Nymphs ,Eastern Comma,and Orange Sulphur were in the parking area and pathway. Also walked the short path to the green building. Spent about 1/2 hour here. At one point I counted 8 Buckeyes on the Mountain mint!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 12
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Broken-Dash

Common Buckeye

Steven Glynn

Private field in Canton
Salem County, NJ

Property has been sold and access may change. Spent time in the mid-afternoon doing a full survey. Great activity once again. Peck's Skippers were a fresh brood and dial counted.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White Common
  • Clouded Sulphur Common
  • Orange Sulphur Common
  • American Copper 3
  • Bronze Copper 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue Common
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent Common
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Rare Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 73
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Sachem Abundant
  • Broad-winged Skipper 11

Painted Lady

Viceroy

Bronze Copper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

A very active afternoon here. FOY adult Monarch.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Steven Glynn

Mad Horse Creek WMA
Salem County, NJ

Good activity in many spots. Sleepy Orange was fresh and a nice surprise. [Steve's long list includes our third report, all from Steve, for sleepy orange this year, and our first from Salem county (the other two reports were from Cumberland county). -jm]

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White Common
  • Clouded Sulphur Common
  • Orange Sulphur Common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue Common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Rare Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem Common
  • Broad-winged Skipper Common

Sleepy Orange

Jesse and Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 40
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Sachem 20
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 1

Jack Miller

My yard, Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

On Thursday July 13, my yard had 14 rare skippers. Today, multiple searches did not produce a single one. How does this happen? Sachems and broad-winged sk's are beginning to fade.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 70
  • Broad-winged Skipper 60
  • Dun Skipper 1

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

American Lady

Least Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Denise Farrell

Wildlife Drive - Edwin B. Forsythe NWR
Atlantic County, NJ

Observations made while birding with friends.
I went VERY conservative with my Monarch count. They were moving around a lot and I was often pre-occupied with the birding.

1 Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

  • Black Swallowtail c
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White c
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur c
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Monarch 19
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper c
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper c

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Red-Spotted Purple was laying eggs on Black Cherry (photo). Fresh Gray Hairstreak. Question Mark at Hops, first in some time.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 18

Red-spotted Purple egg

Will Kerling

Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The Spicebush Swallowtail seems to be easy to locate almost anywhere this season, so far.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Will Kerling

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

The snouts are reliable at this location.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

American Snout

American Snout

Will Kerling

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

The Praying Mantis are laying in a Knapweed patch devouring Broad-winged Skippers and other butterflies.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 10

Broad-winged Skipper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Observations made after 5:10 p.m. after returning from Hunterdon County. Still in the 80's but garden mostly shaded at this point in the day.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Will Kerling

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

The best find on this trip was two Northern Broken-Dashes. The butterflies are quite diverse within this territory which is not far from Mechanic Street in the heart of downtown CMCH, NJ.
Photos of American Coppers and a Northern broken Dash at rest.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 10
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 16
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Northern Broken-Dash

American Copper

American Copper

Will Kerling and Cynthia Allen

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

We went to a sedge habitat and found 42 Dion Skippers this day along with an Appalachian Brown. Four male Dion Skippers were chasing one female amongst ferns and I managed to get a flight image of two males chasing an upward spiraling female (088. JPG - click to enlarge) in this situation. Cynthia and I saw two Dion Skippers in another area getting nectar from Knapweed flowers.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 44

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

At Smith's Woods butterfly garden, during my public butterfly program, 1:00-3:30pm.
We saw 4 different instars of black swallowtail caterpillars on fennel. Tons of milkweed tussock moth caterpillars on the milkweed, and what looked like monarch eggs on another milkweed. One of the buckeyes was missing an entire hindwing. The painted lady stayed feeding on the purple coneflower the entire time.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 40
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1

Northern Broken-Dash

Monarch

tussock moth cat

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1

Matt Webster

Dambly's Garden Center
Camden County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 50
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Female Black ST laying eggs on Fennel. Many cats of all stages there as well. Dion Skipper came in to nectar on Echinacea flower when it became cloudy before the storms.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 26
  • Dion Skipper 1

Rare Skipper

Black Swallowtail cat

Dion Skipper

Will Kerling

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

Found a fresh, male Dion Skipper on West Hand Avenue in a Knapweed patch. Discovered a Spicebush Swallowtail using Sassafras leaves in the Knapweed patch, also.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 12
  • Dion Skipper 1

Will Kerling

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

American Coppers, Silver-spotted Skippers, a Common Buckeye and Gray Hairstreaks were getting nectar from Queen Anne's Lace blossoms.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 27

Gray Hairstreak

American Copper

Jack Miller

Mannington twnshp area
Salem County, NJ

  • Bronze Copper 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 25
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 14

Bronze Copper

Jack Miller

Kings hwy, near Featherbed
Salem County, NJ

There were plenty of meadow fritillaries flying, but as I have experienced in the past, they were imitating falcate orangetips and not landing. The fields were loaded with sulphurs and cabbage whites, which when seen in such numbers, is amazing sight.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White c
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur c
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 5
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1

Meadow Fritillary

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

A few butterflies here on this damp & cloudy day.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1