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Eric Todd

Supawna Meadows
Salem County, NJ

Early walk through the meadow revealed three Monarch caterpillars, first and third instars. Heavy rains overnight might mean more leps in the coming days (a single Monarch adult seen at milkweed leaf this AM).

  • Monarch 1

Monarch 1st instar

Monarch 3rd instar

David L. Amadio

Mom's garden Laurel springs
Camden County, NJ

Mom told me her Zinnia patch has been buzzing with skippers this past week. I saw a few early this morning as clouds approached from the south. With temps still cool, several skippers. 2 Sachems & a Peck's took to the garage roof for heat absorption.

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden
Gloucester County, NJ

Only a few bugs with wet weather moving in

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Sandra Keller

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

I was surprised at the numbers and diversity considering the weather. Overcast, occasional sun trying to break through. 76 degrees, easterly winds. Major storm approaching.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 300
  • Anglewing sp. 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Red Admiral 15
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Maryann Farrell

My front yard gardens Waldorf and Harwood roads Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Red-spotted Purple

Jennifer Bulava

Laurel Run Park, Delran
Burlington County, NJ

1:30-2:30pm
I had my assistant just count variegated fritillaries while I counted the rest of the species. This was certainly the most fritillaries I have ever witnessed at one time. 134 is not a typo. They were covering the white clover all along the edge of the field.

[Whew! I can't remember anyone reporting such a showing of var frits! jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 134
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Common Sootywing 6

Variegated Fritillary

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Sootywing

Variegated Fritillaries

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

12:30-1:00pm
Butterfly garden, Smith's Woods

  • Cabbage White 15
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Lady

David L. Amadio

Rt 553 & RT45 Mantua
Gloucester County, NJ

A flyover

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

David L. Amadio

Chestnut Branch Park, Mantua
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made between 3:30 & 4:30. Part sun & mid 80's. Increased aphid activity on many trees but no Harvesters observed today. Not much activity in the butterfly garden so far. They had flooding issues earlier in the season.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made from 12:45 to 2:45. mostly sunny and mid 80's.
Numbers still down from past years at this time but this location is likely the most productive in Glouco. Found a couple of Common Milkweed plants still blooming. Surprised to see no Emperors today. Also photographed a well camouflaged Tulip Tree Beauty.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 21
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Viceroy 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Peck's Skipper

Viceroy

Least Skipper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made through most of the morning. E.tiger was a smaller than average male. Cabbage Whites are laying eggs on a potted Brussel Sprout plant.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Jesse and Jack Connor

Our yard, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

3:30-5 pm, lovely, low-humidity afternoon in low 80s. Dozens of wasps, bees, and flies, and one juniper hairstreak, on hoary mountain mint. Monarch and variegated frit ovipositing – on common milkweed and passionvine respectively.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White c
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 20
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Juniper Hairstreak

Eric Todd

my backyard
Salem County, NJ

Took note of about the second Buckeye I've seen this year in my backyard.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Eric Todd

Supawna Meadows
Salem County, NJ

Warm, breezy morning at the meadow. Most milkweed flowers are now completely wilted from drought, so only a couple of monarchs today. Thistle seems to be increasing, however.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Rare sk's becoming rare here. First Juniper here in three years.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Rare Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Sachem 15
  • Broad-winged Skipper c
  • Dun Skipper 2

Juniper Hairstreak

Jennifer Bulava

Batsto village, Wharton State Forest
Burlington County, NJ

During dragonfly program from 1-3:30pm; these were incidental sightings. The swallowtail and duskywing were nectaring on spotted knapweed. Also observed snowberry clearwing moths.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Maryann Farrell

My front yard garden Waldorf and Harwood roads Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

It's really picking my up in my yard! I have at least 8 monarch cats. One 2nd Instar and the rest 1st instars.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 0
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Monarch caterpillar

Painted Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

One Black ST was very worn and the second one was very fresh and laying eggs on fennel. Monarchs included one egg laying and one mated pair.
Broad-winged skippers seemed to be on every flower, sometimes 5 to 6 per blossom making it difficult to spot other skippers.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper a

Salt Marsh Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Least Skipper

Eric Todd

Supawna Meadows
Salem County, NJ

Several monarchs nectaring from abundant milkweed, although the drought has shriveled many of the flowers.

  • Monarch 4

Eric Todd

Salem, Grieves Parkway
Salem County, NJ

My first submission and my 4th tiger sighting for this season. This male was nectaring from a lone mimosa tree along the road accompanied by a black swallowtail.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Chris Herz

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

4:40-6 pm, sunny & warm. More butterflies in the garden even in late afternoon. Noticed monarch laying eggs on C. milkweed on the trail and found some eggs. (also one caterpillar). Garden had: V. Frit., 2 Monarchs, Pecks, BW Skipper, C. white, Azure, Red Admiral, Sachem, Silver Spotted, Little W. Satyr, and Pearl Crescents just outside the garden.

  • Cabbage White 13
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Anglewing sp. 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Good activity even after 5 p.m. today. Pat observed another Monarch today, this one a female laying numerous eggs on Common milkweed. I saw what has to be the smallest ETB that I have ever seen in the garden. So tiny perched on top of a large pink Zinnia. Both male & female Horace's today as well.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Broad-winged and Horace's skippers

Deb Robertson

My backyard, Westamptom
Burlington County, NJ

Where are all the butterflies this year? We overwintered 3 black swallowtails successfully. Their eggs were eaten and 5 caterpillars eaten. Always had black and yellow, spicebush and pipeline swallowtails, red admirals, painted ladies, red spotted purples, fritillaries, and buckeyes, viceroys and monarchs on our budleahs. Next to nothing this year..what is happening??

  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Around 1:15 pm, had my cell. Liatrus ligulistylis "Button Snake Root", cultivar "Monarch" is an all-butterfly magnet. The Pecks Skipper is on Liatrus spicata. Activity may pick up after our first rain here in 20 days.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

'Summer' Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Peck's Skipper

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

A beautiful afternoon in the garden!

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper c

Common Sootywing

Northern Broken-Dash

Sandra Keller

Dix WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Partly sunny, 78 degrees or so. NW winds. I was mainly birding. 6 of the Sleepy Oranges were in the known Senna field. The other two were singles I presume looking for new Senna fields. One was south along Middle Marsh Lane. The other was along a dirt road off of Back Neck Rd.

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 23

Teresa Knipper

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Nice to see butterflies starting to fly down here at the point!

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Gray Hairstreak

Broad-winged Skipper

Teresa Knipper

Triangle park Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

All the royalty (Monarch, viceroy, emperor) showed up this morning on this short visit to this wonderful garden. 11 to 1145 AM
Almost everything nectaring on Summersweet clethra

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Jennifer Bulava

Long Bridge Park, Hainesport
Burlington County, NJ

  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1

Pat Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Again Pat observes a Monarch. Dave has yet to see one in the garden this year. Only Cabbage whites and a Red Admiral seen after early evening rains.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Jack Connor

Roadside bog on Clark's Landing Road, Galloway
Atlantic County, NJ

10 -10:45 am, mid-80s, humid. All butterflies nectaring on Canada thistle.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Rare Skipper 9
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 1

Rare Skippers

Dun Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Judi Miller Bates

backyard
Gloucester County, NJ

not camera shy

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Smith's Woods
10am-12
All butterflies seen inside garden except for the common wood nymph, which was on the side of a tree at the forest edge. Monarch, spicebush swallowtail, and silver-spotted skipper feeding on butterfly bush. Variegated fritillary feeding on black-eyed susan.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Common Wood-Nymph

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

A fresh RSP on the fruit dish tonight. Pat observed a nice female E.Tiger earlier in the day.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 11
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2

Teresa Knipper

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Taking a break from pulling poison ivy in the garden for a late day 430 to 5:30 PM walk on the trails. Had to dash around a few raindrops. Was also treated to a turkey hen and her poult….

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Azure, sp. 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5

Common Wood-Nymph

Teresa Knipper

Home garden
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

Chip Krilowicz

Raccoon Creek WMA
Gloucester County, NJ

After the rain the sun came out and about 87°

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Ben Barkley and Brian Magnier

Chestnut Branch Park in Mantua
Gloucester County, NJ

Observations from 2:00-4:30pm. Sun was increasing as our visit went on. We walked the trail along the river through the beech forest starting from the butterfly garden area. We searched unsuccessfully until our return. The area we found the pair of Harvesters was about a quarter of a mile from the butterfly garden and a short distance downhill and to the right from the trail intersection with the large tree in the middle. There was a sizable clearing with downed trees across the path. There were two Beeches loaded with Aphids. The Harvesters went back and forth between the Beeches and the nearby Mountain Laurel. The Mountain Laurel was actually the favored perch.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Harvester 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1

Harvester

Harvey Tomlinson

TNC Eldora
Cape May County, NJ

I too had to call out sick from Butterflying the past few weeks but a Fun day out and about today.
As Dave A mentions TNC Eldora is a great garden.
Spent an hour just walking round and round.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 11
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Rare Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper C
  • Dun Skipper 1

Rare Skipper

Dun Skipper

Harvey Tomlinson

Langlet Rd and Glades
Cumberland County, NJ

Huge surprise to find a Juniper Hairstreak here as the nearest Cedars are 1/4 mile away.
Rare Skipper here also is odd.
Lots of Nectar…Lots of Fun!

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper c
  • Dun Skipper 2

Rare Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Sandra Keller

NP Dredge
Gloucester County, NJ

Walking around the north end of the place. Sunny, 88 degrees, SW winds. With Marilyn Henry. Early afternoon. Seemed slow numbers-wise.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Comma

Dave & Pat Amadio

Wheelabrator Butterfly garden
Gloucester County, NJ

Stopped here briefly after 2:15 p.m. Action picking up in the garden. The Pearl Crescents were just outside the enclosed garden.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2

Black Swallowtail

Dave & Pat Amadio

Red Bank Battlefield park, National Park
Gloucester County, NJ

Gloucester County Certified Gardeners held a butterfly festival at the park this afternoon. Lots of great plants on sale from Triple Oaks in Franklinville. Long line of families waiting to get into the small butterfly house. Pat spotted the Hackberry Emperor as we were leaving the parking area.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 31
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sachem 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Orange Sulphur

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Pretty much the same cast of fliers today but traded yesterday's spicebush for a couple of commas. Also had a mated pair of Cabbage Whites, and good action on my fruit dish: RSP, Red Admiral, & E.Comma.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Two flying together as I watched from porch.

  • Monarch 2

Monarch

Maryann Farrell

My front yard garden Waldorf and Harwood roads Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Horace's Duskywing

'Summer' Spring Azure

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Found a fresh dark Tiger female & a fresh male Spicebush on Mimosa. Hackberry Emperor was in a dog fight with an anglewing before it settled on a perch up in a cottonwood tree.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 24
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (dark form)

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. approx. 2:50 to 3:40 p.m. sun & mid 80's. Activity has dropped way off since my last visit on 6/24. Dry and nectar sources now scarce. One Comma was imbibing willow sap. Skippers were all on Pickerelweed

  • Cabbage White 17
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator garden & adjacent fields
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made between 2:15 & 2:45 p.m. Variegated Frit. was a female tasting passion vine just outside of the garden gate.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 2

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

The best day so far in the garden. Nectar sources drying up in the wild locally is driving more into cared for gardens now.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Nice coolness today in garden. This Pearl Crescent was nectaring among tall N.E. asters and Gaillardia pulchella (Firewheel) around noon.

  • Pearl Crescent 1

Jennifer Bulava

Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Absecon
Atlantic County, NJ

On Wildlife drive

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Monarch 10

Steven Glynn

Hand Ave. powerline area
Cape May County, NJ

Brief visit, as I was trying to get out of the area before the shore traffic build-up.

Dions were fresh and still seemingly still drying their wings. Didn't venture too far in, as they came up in numbers immediately.

Sweet Pepperbush on the edges is nearing flowering and will be a great attractant in the next week or so.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Dion Skipper 18

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Maryann Farrell

My front yard garden Waldorf and Harwood roads Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Chris Herz

Riverwinds Nature Trail, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

88 degrees and partly cloudy. 4:45-5:30 pm. Not much nectar here.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Sachem 1

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

During children's program, 10am, butterfly garden
Both clearwing sphinx moths were also present.

  • Cabbage White 25
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1

American Lady

Least Skipper

Jack Miller

610 powerlines
Cape May County, NJ

2:00- 2:30. Have barely been out the past weeks due to illness, but finally got to these powerlines. Once again, it is rich with variegated frits, many which were laying eggs on a plant that I do not know. When I came home, my granddaughter pointed out that cabbage white in the corner of a sundew photo I took.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 16
  • Pearl Crescent 20+
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 12

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary egg

Cabbage White

Jack Miller and Alice Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Spent much of day exploring the yard with granddaughter Alice with a strong concentration of studying emerging and new cats. My dill and parsley are loaded with dozens of Black ST eggs. My milkweed is loaded with Monarch eggs; I bring in many of the eggs as they rarely escape predation in my gardens. The emerging Monarch cat appeared to be nibbling on its egg casing. In one of Black ST photos you can see a cat wriggling out of the egg casing (all of ST cat photos have eggs present). And for good measure, a three-spotted cabbage white (Tomlinson form).

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Rare Skipper 9
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 10
  • Broad-winged Skipper 60
  • Dun Skipper 2

Monarch (hatching)

Black Swallowtail cats

Cabbage White ("three spotted")

Black Swallowtail cats

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 2

Steven Glynn

West Side Park area
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 41

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Broken-Dash

Least Skipper

Viceroy

Brian Johnson

Tarkiln bogs
Cape May County, NJ

The Beavers are gone and the water level is dropping. Interesting bogs but very hard walking.

[Nice to see our first report of Dion skippers for 2018! jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Appalachian Brown 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 21
  • Mulberry Wing 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dion Skipper 6

Dion Skipper

Chris Herz

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

90 degrees, 4:45-6:15 pm. Partly cloudy but humid. In addition had on monarch cat and an egg on c. milkweed on the trail.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 23
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Viceroy

Red-spotted Purple

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Monarchs observed every day this week!
Smith's Woods butterfly garden. In addition to seeing the monarchs back on the milkweed and one still finding nectar from common milkweed flowers, we saw a hummingbird clearwing moth and a milkweed tussock moth caterpillar.

  • Cabbage White 24
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

Best day for butterflies in my backyard for 2018 so far. One monarch, one variegated fritillary, and one wild indigo duskywing all ovipositing on appropriate plants (butterfly weed, violets, and yellow and false indigos. Duskywing took a nectaring break on some Liatris.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Sachem 1

Steven Glynn

Beaver Dam WMA
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Rare Skipper 16
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Broad-winged Skipper 31

Steven Glynn

Higbee WMA
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Sootywing 14
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Common Sootywing

Question Mark

Maryann Farrell

My front yard garden Waldorf and Harwood roads Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

I have appreciate skippers more than I ever have. I only saw 5 this year when I used to have hundreds. Although everyday another shows up and there's plenty of time left.

Skipper, sp.

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Smith's Woods butterfly garden vicinity, 9:20am
Monarchs landed on milkweed, no egg laying observed.

  • Cabbage White 24
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red Admiral 1

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

"Summer" Spring Azure rose up from grassy edge near perennial Lupine patch while hand watering, 8am. Spicebush Swallowtail by fish pool under Tulip Poplar. Monarch stayed about 20 minutes flying fast in loops as I chatted with neighbor, 7pm.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 1

Maryann Farrell

My front yard garden Waldorf and Harwood roads Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

It's been slow here, but it's starting to pick up. hundreds of bees this year.

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Steven Glynn

Bronze Copper colony #1 (Private property)
Salem County, NJ

Finally spoke with someone related to the new property ownership today. Let them know about the special nature of their property and the Bronze Coppers found upon it. I was given permission, temporarily, to keep monitoring the colony, but whether I can continue beyond today is still an open question.

Broad-winged Skippers dial counted.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Bronze Copper 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Rare Skipper 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 13
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 73

Rare Skipper

Bronze Copper

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Pat Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

First Monarch sighting in the garden this year.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

One monarch cat. into "J" plus 2 additional. First sachem spotted here–using bee balm and c. milkweed.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 1

Jennifer Bulava

Crystal Lake Park, Mansfield Twp
Burlington County, NJ

During nature program with teenagers. Great spangled fritillary was a big surprise. This was the first time this species was recorded at this park, and the latest date for GS frit I have ever observed.

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2

Red-spotted Purple

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Surprised to see a RSP cruising around at 8:23 pm.

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Brian Johnson

Maple Avenue the Glades Preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

At work today. All the skippers were on two small Buttonbushes.

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Rare Skipper 8
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 15

Rare Skipper

Jesse and Jack Connor

Our yard, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White C
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 10

Rare Skipper

Peck's Skipper