Recent sightings

  • Date Clear

  • Location Clear

  • Other Clear

Beth Polvino

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

Today, I found 3 Common Buckeye caterpillars on the snapdragons which tolerate the cold we've been having. This caterpillar, after watching it feed a while has left and is on walkabout. I also had a moth caterpillar on another plant. Continuing are Black (2) and Spicebush Swallowtail (5) chrysalis. Sunny, 64 with winds 6 MPH.

[The black and spicebush swallowtail caterpillars give us 11 species "in action" on 11-26-19. Nine adult species and two seen as larvae (common buckeye active in both adult and caterpillar stages). jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Common Buckeye 0

Common Buckeye

James Dowdell

My yard,Villas
Cape May County, NJ

  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 3

James Dowdell

Villas-Cox Hall Creek WMA
Cape May County, NJ

[The snout gives us a 9th adult species for 11-26-19. Nice! jc]

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Snout 2

Mike Hannisian

Lizard Tail Swamp
Cape May County, NJ

[Eight species reported today, in the last week of November, from five different counties: CMY, CUM, SAL, GLO, and BUR. Cool to have! (Plus a black-chinned hummingbird.) jc]

  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Variegated Fritillary

Harvey Tomlinson

My Garden Del Haven
Cape May County, NJ

2 Cloudless Sulphurs, 1 Question Mark, and a Black-chinnned Hummingbird

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Question Mark 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Black-chinned hummingbird

Jesse Amesbury

Cape May Hawkwatch Platform
Cape May County, NJ

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

Pat Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

60 degrees and sun brought out an anglewing briefly.

  • Anglewing sp. 1

Cynthia Allen

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Anglewings were all in flight. Red Admirals were all clustered along the section of the boardwalk with the tall pines where sunlight is dappled. A couple were sunning there on tree trunks.

  • Anglewing sp. 3
  • Red Admiral 4

Jennifer Bulava & Kate Forte

Rancocas Pointe Trail, Mt. Laurel
Burlington County, NJ

About 60 degrees at 1:30pm

  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Jack Miller

MacNamara WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Surprisingly, the area where I saw the comma is loaded with mosquitoes. I ended up with more bites than bflys for the day. I saw autumn meadowhawks in 4 locations today.

  • Eastern Comma 1

Jack Miller

Fildler Hill rd
Cape May County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 1

Jack Miller

Lizard Tail
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny, upper 50's. Dozens of Autumn Meadowhawks flying and mating.

  • Red Admiral 1

Brian Johnson

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

At work today.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 1

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA- Sleepy Orange Colony
Cumberland County, NJ

Sunny, beautiful and 58 degrees. Actually had an expectation of seeing more than this.

The total count of butterflies was outdone by the (4) Common Green Darner dragonflies seen.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

James Dowdell

field east of the Beanery parking lot, West Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove NP
Burlington County, NJ

Very chilly but partly sunny.

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Jesse & Jack Connor

Forsythe NWR South Dike
Atlantic County, NJ

43 degrees air temperature at time of sighting (according to car thermometer)

  • Orange Sulphur 1