Recent sightings

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Jennifer Bulava

Amico Island, Delran
Burlington County, NJ

I was surprised to see this many butterflies on such a gray and overcast morning.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Harvey Tomlinson

Rte 83 ROW
Cape May County, NJ

15 mins spent waiting for Garden Store to open. One terrible shot of a very "tired" Azure. Actually they all look tired. Can't even venture a guess. No Cobweb or Frosted.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 37
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Black Dash

Little Wood-Satyr

Azure, sp.

Tate Perazzelli

My yard in Collingswood
Camden County, NJ

This butterfly was injured and unable to fly.

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Black Swallowtail

Jack Miller

UUCSJS
Atlantic County, NJ

I was surprised to find a dusted skipper while doing volunteer work on the UU grounds. I ran back to my truck, refound the bug, and managed to get a low quality phone photo. The Unitarian Universalist grounds were required to have a drainage basin dug when the building was constructed in 2008, and Jesse Connor choose native plants and grasses for the basin plantings. There was not an area of pinelands habitat like this for miles. This example of "build it and they will come" is exciting and brings up questions as to how species populate a new and isolated area. Up until this UU dusted sk, they had only been reported in two ATL areas. The first was an EHT powerline (Jack and Jesse Connor 5/18/14) and the second was the AC airport (Clay Sutton and Jimmy Dowdell on 5/27/14 and 5/18/16).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Dusted Skipper

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

I was glad to see the Little Wood-Satyrs since the colony that was thriving in the vacant lot next door was destroyed to make way for contruction.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2

Steven Glynn

Canton area
Salem County, NJ

Checked to see if Bronze Coppers are flying yet. The area's dogbane is growing nicely, but hasn't burst forth yet. Found only one pristine fresh copper today, but I suspect the larger colony will be flying come weekend. Same probably will hold for the larger emergence of Aaron's Skippers as well.

Concerning though is the overwhelming growth of crown vetch now, as it's really spreading everywhere and may spell trouble if it crowds out the host plant or the dogbane going forward.

The other small colony of Bronze Coppers found on private land appears to be lost. I spoke with the landowner and he's already cleared most of the land and where the colony is/was is being leveled this week.

[Congrats to Steve for this year's first bronze copper and first Aaron's skipper. The news about the possibility of losing a bronze copper colony is disturbing. - jm]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Aaron's Skipper

Bronze Copper

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Visited the scenic trail between 2:25 & 3:45 with more clouds than sun and low 70's. Female Zabs outnumbered males 5 to 4 this day here. Note: Parking area was severely restricted due to some drilling work. Also protesters were staged at the corner of Grove & Riverwinds. An adequate police presence kept things peaceful.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings in the yard.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Harvey Tomlinson

My Garden
Cape May County, NJ

I have a rule of the Garden that I didn't follow today…always take the camera!
I went out to level my bird bath and the Cannas "forest" next to it had a butterfly spin out and land on the Fence. It was a tattered Brazilian Skipper. I ran in to get the camera but by the time I got back it was gone. I wasn't going to post this but…Peer pressure prevailed.

[It is June 1st and already Harvey has recorded our second Brazilian sk of 2020. Well done! - jm]

  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Brian Johnson

Natural lands preserve at north Burden hill road
Salem County, NJ

Spent the last 1 1/2 hours walking the preserve. The Blackberry blooms had the most Butterflies. I didn't chase all of the little dark Skippers that I saw.

[One wonders what Brian might have reported had he chased down all those little dark sk's. Congrats to Brian for a great great day and a great list of skippers including three FOY's: dun, little glassywing and tawny-edged. Nice way to start June! - jm]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 42
  • Monarch 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 16
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Dun Skipper 2

Zabulon Skipper

Dun Skipper

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Spotted lantern fly nymphs found on our hops vine –about a half dozen. Spritzed with insecticidal soap which took care of them. Not sure if they dropped from a nearby tree or where they hatched from.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Tom Reed

Narrows/Tom Field Rd, Belleplain SF
Cape May County, NJ

9:45-11:30am; mostly clear skies, 59->62ºF, winds NW 10mph. Walked length of road from Sunset southwest to Route 347. Floored to find so many Red-banded Hairstreaks here today; many quite fresh. Groups of them were gathered on the ground, reminiscent of strong elfin days in April. Two worn elfins (Brown/Henry's) didn't offer good/long enough views but seemed notable given the date.

[Wow, that's a lot of RBHS's! Your elfins, whether brown or Henry's, would set new LOY' for either species in our log's history. Interestingly, the record for our log's history for Henry's was just broken on May 30 last weekend. Any volunteers to get some elfin photos? - jm]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 312
  • Elfin sp. 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Azure, sp. 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Tom Bailey

Wharton SF, Carranza Rd
Burlington County, NJ

8:45 to 10:45 am. Temp in the low 60s, sunny, breezy. After finishing a bird census, I biked 6.4 miles north on Carranza Rd to the state forest boundary.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 7

Beth Polvino

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

Out working in the yard and a Brazilian skipper came in and checked out my cannas in the back yard. I did not have my camera outside. Will we be invaded again?

[Congrats to Beth for our FOY Brazilian skipper. This is the third year in a row that we have recorded a Brazilian sk in May. Are we witnessing a change in this species for our area? As Beth asks, "will they invade again?" - jm]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

Sandra Keller & Chris Herz

Palmyra Cove
Burlington County, NJ

2:30-4 pm. Mostly sunny but cloudy at times with winds picking up towards the end of the afternoon. Various salvias in bloom as well as verbena bonariensis starting to bloom. Most activity though on the trails. Lots of stinging nettle on the trails.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Spent the whole day at home. Butterfly activity still light. Of other interest were Virginia Creeper Sphinx & Eight-spotted Forester moths. Both species cats feed on Virginia Creeper which is in abundance on this property.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Virginia creeper sphinx

Jennifer Bulava

Backyard, Mullica Township
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Tom Bailey

Pemberton Township Rancocas Creek Canoe Launch
Burlington County, NJ

8:45 to 9:15 am.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Tom Bailey

powerline cut off Coleman's Bridge Rd, Pemberton Township
Burlington County, NJ

8 to 8:30 am.

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Tom Bailey

Brightview Farm, Chesterfield Township
Burlington County, NJ

9:30 to 11:00. Sunny & windy. Flowering blackberry attracting many b'flies.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Least Skipper 3

Brian Johnson

Our yard
Cape May County, NJ

The Cloudless was checking out the Senna patch and the Swallowtail was laying eggs on the Black cherry.
Looks like something almost got the Cloudless. Probably our nesting Crested Flycatchers.

[This is our third report of cloudless sulphur this May. Might May reports of this species become the future norm? -jm]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Jennifer Bulava

Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Atlantic County, NJ

Sightings along wildlife drive.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1

Jack Miller

MacNamara WMA
Cape May County, NJ

11:45 - 1:00. Over the years at Mac, I have been able to observe N. cloudywings along with S. cloudywings and was mostly confident identifying them. This year has been tough for me. I am reporting these cloudywings as southern, but they do not have the larger white markings of southerns of the past. Comments on cloudywings are most welcome. The Henry's was a surprise (as was how good a shape it was in) as was the azure two feet from it. The azure looks like a worn marginata and has colored differently than the remaining few aging holly azures at Mac. The late Juvenal's was also surprising. The Zab was a female.

[Interesting that our latest-ever Henry's should be such a fresh-looking one. Previous latest = 5/26/16. Good find, Jack. jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Azure, sp. 5
  • Holly Azure 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Lady sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 58
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Southern Cloudywings

Southern Cloudywing

Azure, sp.

Henry's Elfin

Jennifer Bulava

Batsto Village, Wharton State Forest
Burlington County, NJ

10:30-12:00

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Jennifer Bulava

Backyard, Mullica Township
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2

David L. Amadio

Chestnut Branch Park, Mantua
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made between 3:05 & 4:50, Sun and low 80's. No sign of Harvesters here today.

[Good find of our FOY least sk, Dave. jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Least Skipper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings from 2 to 3 in the afternoon while working in the yard.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Beth Polvino

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

Still waiting on 4 Spicebush Swallowtail to eclose and 1 Black Swallowtail to eclose. Had a Spicebush Swallowtail laying eggs on the spicebush and a Question Mark laying eggs on the hackberry tree while working in the garden.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Sachem 1

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings in the yard today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Summer Azures were on Silky Dogwood (not yet blooming). Latish Pine Elfin on Pyracantha blooms.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 1

Chris Herz

Audubon yard
Camden County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Tom Baxter

Warren Grove--FAA Tower (39.7508276,-74.3896521)
Burlington County, NJ

First time seeing Hoary Elfin, a bit late in the flight season from what I understand.

[Yes, our previous latest-ever date is May 25 (2014). Cool find! jc]

  • Hoary Elfin 1

Hoary Elfin

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

I saw the sootywing mid-afternoon and decided to get the camera and chase this very active bug around the yard. It turned out to be worth it when I got the chance to see it ovipositing on lamb's quarters with its one leaf one egg style.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Sootywing 1

Common Sootywing egg

Common Sootywing

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

m & f zabby.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings while out in the yard today.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Brian Johnson

Glades Preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

A quick walk around the new property at the end of the day to see how the Meadows are responding to the work that I have been doing. They are going to need a lot more work. The property is at the end of Franklin Avenue. Beware of the biting insects if you check it out.Today was the first bad day of the year for Strawberry flies. I chased the Checkered Skipper around with my phone for a few minutes trying for a picture with no luck.

[Congrats on our FOY checkered skipper for 2020, Brian. Good find! jc]

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Jackie Parker

Cape May National Golf Club
Cape May County, NJ

[Cool! We have a tie for the FOY red-spotted purple for 2020. You and Jen B must now submit photo documentation of your wrist watches at the time of discovery to determine who truly merits First Place. ;-) jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Tom Bailey

Fries Mill Rd power line, Glassboro F&WMA
Gloucester County, NJ

12:50 to 3:25. Sunny with a light breeze. 82 degrees. Dusted Skippers very active.

[An excellent list – including our FOY crossline skipper and a tie for our FOY cloudless, plus a which-is-it cloudywing, photo'd close up for analysis by anyone who wants to make the call. Good going, Tom! jc]

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Duskywing sp. 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Dusted Skipper 12

Sachem

Crossline Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Cloudywing, sp.

Sandra Keller

Big Timber Cove - Gloucester
Gloucester County, NJ

This may be a first for me - a Cloudless in May. Nice looks at the bigger greenish tinged butterfly as it up the cove river area. Mostly sunny, 82 degrees, 3 to 8 mph south winds.

[Congrats, Sandra, on the good find of our FOY cloudless for 2020. The Lep Log (south of us) has been reporting good numbers of the species, so it might be a good year for them. We have few May reports over the years – in only four of our thirteen years logging. Oddly, in three of those four – 2012, 2019, and 2020 – the first report came on May 26. Our earliest ever report came on May 13, 2014. jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Kathy Horn

Lizard Tail Swamp
Cape May County, NJ

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Little Wood-Satyr

Jennifer Bulava

Long Bridge Park, Hainesport
Burlington County, NJ

11:30am-12:30pm
Question mark was completely ragged and worn. Red-spotted purple was circling black cherry but not landing.

[Nice find of our FOY red-spotted purple of 2020, JB! jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Smith's Woods butterfly garden only.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Brian Johnson

Powerline cut in Quinton township
Salem County, NJ

Counted one of the good Dusted Skipper locations after work. The colony is doing good. It was suprising to see so many Little Wood-satyrs in that habitat. Bluestem and BlackBerry thickets in full sun.

[Excellent to have both LWS and DUSK in such good numbers. jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 23
  • Sachem 3
  • Dusted Skipper 56

Brian Johnson

Natural lands preserve at north Burden hill road
Salem County, NJ

Midday walk around the preserve. The North-east meadow has lots of Milkweed and Dogbane this year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 25
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 17
  • Zabulon Skipper 14

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Brief late day observation.

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Claire Campbell

Bright View Farm
Burlington County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Sulphur sp. 1

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings while doing chores late in the afternoon.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

Birding in the park during the morning but noted butterflies as well.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Jesse and Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Azure, sp. 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

The sun finally appeared so I took a walk at Wheelabrator. No surprises here, but a strong showing for Peck's & ETB. Obs. made between 2:25 & 4:45.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 28
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 15
  • Sachem 3

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

In the garden most of the afternoon. My wife Pat spotted the Monarch. Zabulons were 2 males & 1 female. Also saw one early juvenile Spotted Lanternfly.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Chris Herz

Riverwinds scenic Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Late afternoon, sun to start but clouds moved in.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Sachem 1

Sachem

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

RSP cat on beach plum. Our yard's FOY sachem, a male.

  • Red-spotted Purple 0
  • Sachem 1

Red-spotted Purple

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Mostly cloudy with several showers and even a few short sunny periods. Obs. made while working in the garden.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

A summer form question mark came to the yard and quickly began ovipositing on a hackberry.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Question Mark 1

Brian Johnson

Rt 555 powerline cut.
Cumberland County, NJ

Spent most of my time walking to the east of Rt 555 instead of the usual west side. Some interesting bogs around Buckshutem creek.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Duskywing sp. 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Dusted Skipper 5

Dusted Skipper

Jennifer Bulava

Backyard, Mullica Township
Atlantic County, NJ

In between rain storms. My FOY skipper in the yard, and my first grass skipper of the year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jackie Parker

Higbee Beach WMA
Cape May County, NJ

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 5
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Light rain in am until 1:45. Overwintered black ST released—a male

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings today. First skippers in the yard this year. Also got a quick but distant look at a hairstreak which promptly took off. Probably a RB Hairstreak.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

65 degrees and sun. Also a dark ST flew through the yard.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Jack Miller and Alice Miller

Lizard Tail
Cape May County, NJ

A lovely sunny stroll.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Frosted Elfin 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 8

Jack Miller and Alice Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

While working outside we saw the yard's FOY monarch arrive. It immediately started laying eggs on the milkweed.

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

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush ST continues to be uncommon this windy and chilly month.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Jennifer Bulava

Backyard, Mullica Township
Atlantic County, NJ

Late morning, sunny.

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Red Admiral 1

Chip Krilowicz

New Brooklyn Park
Camden County, NJ

70 and sunny the best bug day of the year. Dusted photos are of two different bugs.

[Congrats Chip! This is only the second report of dusted sk from CAM in our log's history. The other report goes back to May 18 2017 and was logged by Sandra Keller from Winslow WMA. That report mentioned that BUR was the only county that had not reported dusted sk; that challenge still holds true and remains open to us all. - jm]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Dusted Skipper 2

Peck's Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Steven Glynn

Eppinger Road- Maurice River North access
Salem County, NJ

[Congrats to Steve for our log's first viceroy of the 2020. -jm]

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Viceroy

Steven Glynn

Manumuskin Preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2