Recent sightings

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Steven Glynn

Dix WMA Sleepy Orange Colony
Cumberland County, NJ

Wanted to keep checking on the colony, but today's 49 degree temp and strong, blowing winds kept activity down, but not completely. I intend to keep checking into November, as I have had Sleepy's flying last year into November.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

I was bringing potted plants inside for the winter and was amazed to see a Monarch chrysalis on one of the pots. The butterfly looked ready to emerge, so I kept a close watch on it. I was able to capture the moment when the butterfly appeared with a video and photos.

  • Monarch 1

Sandra Keller

Pinelands Preservation Alliance Headquarters
Burlington County, NJ

Partly sunny, west winds, 65 degrees. I was walking the field area in the afternoon.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 16
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6

Common Checkered-Skipper

David L. Amadio

National Park Dredge spoil site
Gloucester County, NJ

64 degreees, part sun & 12-14 mph WNW wind. Sparse amount of Frost Aster. Monarch flying South over the dredge spoil hills.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

David L. Amadio

Riverwind River Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Part sun and 63 degrees. Obs. between 2:35 & 3:18 Still some White Snakeroot in bloom here but not much nectaring observed today. A nice showing for Red Admirals here, mostly fresh.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Common Buckeye 1

Red Admiral

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 5

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

Monarch finally emerged from chrysalis around 1:10 PM today. Temp 63, breezy, cloudy with a few breaks of sun.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 1

Jack Miller

Thompson's Beach rd
Cumberland County, NJ

Having seen salt marsh sk's here last week, was hoping for the same this week.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 1

Jack Miller

Heislerville: Bay Ave
Cumberland County, NJ

Early afternoon, sunny, windy and low 60's. After the night of our first frost, it seemed as if the butterflies were trying to soak up as much warmth as possible by presenting dorsally more often than ventrally. Some bushes were decorated by handfuls of dorsal presenting monarchs that made look ready for Christmas. The dark flecking on the cabbage suggests that winter is near.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Common Buckeye 54
  • Monarch 43
  • Sachem 1

Monarchs

Cabbage White

Gray Hairstreak

Beth Polvino

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

Sunny, 60 with light winds. Butterfly activity up again. Black Swallowtail and Brazilian Skipper cats still feeding. I keep finding more Brazilian Skipper chrysalis on the cannas. I believe the Brazilian Skipper I saw today had just eclosed. It sat on the front wall of the house for over an hr. I believe it was drying its wings. 4 other species chrysalis also here.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 0
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 14
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 11

Orange Sulphur

Red Admiral

Brazilian Skipper

David L. Amadio

Platt's Farm market & nursery, Clarksboro
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made here between 11 and 11:30 a.m. Sun and mid 50's. This was my 3rd Ocola this year in Gloucester County. Was nectaring on buddleia. Red Admiral & American Lady were enjoying the nice supply of Montauk Daisies.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Sunny till nearly 2 p.m. today. Temp. topped out around 61

  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 4

Jennifer Bulava

Kinkora Trail, Mansfield Twp
Burlington County, NJ

during guided walk, 10-12:30.
monarchs nectaring on asters

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Monarch 2

American Copper

Beth Polvino

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

temp's about 60 with winds 15 MPH and sun.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Question Mark 0
  • Monarch 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 0
  • Sachem 6

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

Still anxiously awaiting the emergence. One Monarch flew by.

  • Monarch 1

Sandra Keller

Thompson's Beach
Cumberland County, NJ

Walking the beach area at the end of the road. And then had some butterflies as I started back. Strong NW winds, mostly sunny, 45 degrees or so.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 50

Monarchs

Chris Herz

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

4:30-5:50 pm. 62 degrees and spots of sun, but windy. Very little nectar.

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Pat Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Just a quick stroll through the garden at the end of the day. Red Admiral was at fruit dish.

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Pat Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

The 70th day this year in which monarch was recorded in this garden. 3rd best showing here in at least 20 years.

  • Monarch 1

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

Anxiously awaiting the emergence of our Monarch butterfly from its chrysalis. One Monarch flew by today. [From the look of the chrysalis, today (10-18) may be the day. - jm]

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 1

monarch chrysalis

Harvey Tomlinson

My Garden - Del Haven
Cape May County, NJ

Very few species but Brazilian continues

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Brazilian Skipper

Beth Polvino

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

Spent about 45 minutes in the garden. Sunny, but quite windy about 15-18 MPH, temp's mid 60's. 13+ Black Swallowtail cats. Did not look for other cats but on my Orange Sulphur picture is a cat on the aster center. Wonder if it could be a Pearl Crescent cat. I haven't ever checked out my asters. Have 5 species of chrysalises -BS, Spicebush Swallowtail, QM, Monarch & 6 Brazilian Skippers. Over 20 Sachems counted in the yard which I find amazing. Images of all butterflies seen. (And I wish the winds would quit not ready for the season to be over)

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Question Mark 0
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 6
  • Brazilian Skipper 0
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 20

sachem

Orange Sulphur and cat

Chip Krilowicz

Cooper River Park
Camden County, NJ

60 sunny windy. Seen of all things a Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle (Apalone spinifera spinifera) Introduced Species.

  • Cabbage White c
  • Orange Sulphur c
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye c
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch c
  • Sachem c

Variegated Fritillary

White M Hairstreak

Red-spotted Purple

Jackie Parker

712 Foster Ave. Cold Spring
Cape May County, NJ

  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Beth Polvino

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

Very quick walk through the garden on my way out for the day mid morning. Sunny mid 60's

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Sachem 11

Matt Webster

My House, Cedarbrook
Camden County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 2

Jennifer Bulava

Long Bridge Park, Hainesport
Burlington County, NJ

after 1pm, sunny, high 50's

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1

Jennifer Bulava

Kinkora Trail, Mansfield Twp
Burlington County, NJ

Sunny, windy, in the 50's

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 2

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

2-3 pm, sunny, low 60s. Lovely day but butterfly season winding down here. Two male pipevines continuing their dogfights. (One or more of the species here every day we've looked since 9/30/18.) Also, two shots of possible orange x clouded sulphur hybrid (female).

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 2

Sulphur hybrid?

Sulphur hybrid?

Pipevine Swallowtail

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Mid 60's & Drizzle

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 3

Beth Polvino

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

Rain again this morning but clear by 10AM with sun and clouds, 72 but again quite windy with most butterflies flying low. Cloudless Sulphur blown all over when first here as was the Pipevine Swallowtail. Winds died down mid-afternoon. Still have 10 Monarchs feeding in the back gardens at 6:15PM. Still have Question Mark chrysalises. Images of all butterflies except Ocola.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 0
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 25
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 14

Pipevine Swallowtail

Brazilian Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Observations made between 3:30- 4:30 at 70 degrees with a few flashes of sun after the rains. Happy to have found a Pieris Rapae Tomlinsonia. Sad, however, to have had my last Brazilian sk eclose today. I have thoroughly enjoyed their presence as eggs, cats, chrysalises, and adults throughout the Cape these past months. The leaf-folding cats were a hoot to watch.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 3
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 14

Cabbage White

Brazilian Skipper

Beth Polvino

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

Sunny in AM then by 11AM mostly cloudy. Little wind. Still good numbers of Monarchs. Checked Brazilian Skipper cats with many large sized and still doing well. Chrysalis pictured has been on the worst side of the winds we have been having but looks fine. When cutting back canna flower stalks scared a Brazilian Skipper out of it's hiding place in the cannas.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Question Mark 0
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 14
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 11

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

Time: 3:45. Temperature: 57 degrees. The sun barely peeks out of the heavy clouds and a monarch butterfly lands, to feed, on the tithonia. The only butterfly sighting of the weekend.

  • Monarch 1

Beth Polvino

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

Mist & drizzle in the early AM then sunny by 11AM with intermittent clouds with windy conditions. Temps low 60's. Black Swallowtail, Monarch and Brazilian Skipper cats continue. Chrysalis of those plus 4 Spicebush Swallowtail and 2 Question Mark chrysalis also continue. There are at least 6 Brazilian Skipper chrysalis on the canna leaves front yard though close to the house. Wondering how the winds and temps might have affected them. Fallout in lower Cape May County of Yellow-billed Cuckoo's including in my yard.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 0
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 9
  • Brazilian Skipper 0
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 9

yellow billed cuckoo

Orange Sulphur

Jesse and Jack Connor

Our yard, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Brief check, 4:00-4:20. Temp low 60s.
Pipevine s'tail showing some wear after days of dogfights.
Three monarch chrysalids remain unopened..

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 0
  • Sachem 4

Pipevine Swallowtail

Jennifer Bulava

Crystal Lake Park, Mansfield Twp
Burlington County, NJ

1:00-1:30pm
Saw 3 Eastern commas in one spot. Saw another two nearby, possibly the same individuals. They blended with the fallen leaves perfectly.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Monarch 1

Eastern Comma

Beth Polvino

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

Terribly windy during the night and early morning from Tropical Storm Michael . Mid-AM sunshine and decreased winds with butterflies flying. Temps in mid 60's. Monarch cat on walkabout looking to make the chrysalis.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 11
  • Brazilian Skipper 0
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sachem 11

Matt Webster

My House, Cedarbrook
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 2

David L. Amadio

Pope's Garden & Nursery
Camden County, NJ

RBH & Sachems primarily nectaring on "encore" Azaleas.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 6

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

No sign of Monarchs here today after last night's storms. Windy and 60-62 degrees today.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sachem 4

Beth Polvino

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

Nice day in the yard, sun and clouds mixed temps in the 70's. Black Swallowtail, Monarch & Brazilian Skipper cats continue with chrysalis of each species plus Spicebush Swallowtail and Question Mark Chrysalis. Today, was the first day I have not seen a Brazilian Skipper flying in the yard for 8 weeks. Red-spotted Purple nectaring daily on rotting fruit.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 14
  • Brazilian Skipper 0
  • Ocola Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sachem 14

David L. Amadio

Dave & Pat Amadio
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Sachem 4

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 2

Sharon and Wade Wanderer, Jack Miller

Moore's Beach rd
Cumberland County, NJ

Sunny and 80's mid-afternoon

  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

On and off observations throughout the day. Quick glance and shot in late afternoon of either a female pipevine or a very worn male(?)
Surprisingly dark female sachem.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 6

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pipevine Swallowtail

Sachem

Matt Webster

Cape May Point SP
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 12
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 24
  • Monarch 22

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Also have 3 monarch cats and 2 chrysalises left.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 2

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 4

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Monarch 5
  • Sachem 4

Harvey Tomlinson

My Garden-Del Haven
Cape May County, NJ

My Brazilian Skipper chrysalis eclosed today with a release at 2PM. It briefly came back inside the house but quickly left never to be seen again! I prowled the garden for quite some time.

[Harvey's Aaron's sk is a new LOY date. Our previous LOY was 10-6-16. Congrats to Harvey for his find. - jm]

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 11
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sachem 18