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Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Banner day in the yard with a record 31 species!! My son and I made observations on and off throughout the day from 10-6. Cool to see a Red-spotted Purple egg hatch and caterpillar emerge on Black Cherry.

[Wow, what a day of observations! Congrats on your new yard record. -jm]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 25
  • Broad-winged Skipper 60
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Northern Broken-Dash

Banded Hairstreak

Fiery Skipper

Red-spotted Purple egg and cat

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. after 5:15 p.m. Found what I believe to be an Ultronia underwing moth. ( Catocala ultronia )

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Underwing moth

Matt Webster

My House, Cedarbrook
Camden County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 55
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Tawny-edged Skipper

Beth Polvino

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

New yard butterfly Northern Broken-Dash species #51 which gives me 29 species in the yard for 2019 that I have observed. American Snout laying eggs on the hackberry tree. These eggs, if they hatch will make the 10th species of caterpillar in the yard for 2019.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 28
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

American Snout

Painted Lady

Northern Broken-Dash

Will Pollard

St. Pete's Church Garden
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Red Admiral 2

Sandra Keller

Tuckahoe River access areas
Atlantic County, NJ

I just scanned from the trails and roads. River was kind of high! Although I am told from Brian that it was normal waist high! Partly sunny, 90 degrees, afternoon.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Mulberry Wing 1
  • Dion Skipper 11
  • Dun Skipper 2

Dion Skipper

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made between 2:15 & 4:25. Part sun and over 90. Covered the whole refuge this afternoon. 10 species recorded in the garden. Powerline cut has not been cleared this year so vegetation is very high. Also areas past the pumping station along the river are tough to navigate with high vegetation. No ticks today but plenty of chiggers. No Snouts! that is a surprise.

[Thank you Dave for what I believe is our first report of chiggers this year. Please take care! jm]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 15
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Viceroy 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 7
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made from 12:30 till 2 & 4:35 till 5:45. Another active day in the garden. First Dun Skipper here so far.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Topped yesterday's total of 10.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Brian Johnson

My yard
Cape May County, NJ

It's good to see a lot of Tiger Swallowtails on the Bottlebrush Buckeye. Last year I didn't see any on it. All 9 were on it at the same time. We have been seeing the Variegated Fritillary Caterpillars on the Passionflower for about a week.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 0
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 20
  • Dun Skipper 2

Variegated Fritillary cat

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Matt Webster

EB Forsythe NWR (Brigantine Unit)
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 7

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings in yard, most seen at Mountain Mint patch.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Jennifer Bulava

Batsto Village, Wharton State Forest
Burlington County, NJ

My first snout in Burlington County!

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Sachem 2

American Snout

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

A high species count for this garden. Tiger ST in and out of the garden in the am, but not sure if more than one. Snout, Buckeye on Mt. Mint; ETB on blue mist flower. ETB and Pecks new.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Beth Polvino

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

More fresh Red Admirals again. Best number ever of American Snouts in the yard. Egg-laying on Hackberry tree. I am seeing 1-2 AS daily whereas last year I saw many less and never every day. Dog fight between 2 Horace's Duskywings. Stopped counting Sachems at 30. Many Cloudless Sulphur caterpillars on the Partridge Pea.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Lady sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 11
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 30
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Cloudless Sulphur cat

Horace's Duskywing

American Snout

David L. Amadio

Supawna Meadows NWR
Salem County, NJ

Obs. made from 4:15 till 5:20 and include the NWR HQ garden. Found some nice Common Milkweed still blooming here at the refuge. A very nice showing for Monarchs for this time of the season. 33 species this afternoon in Salem County including 2 Common Wood-Nymphs that I may have failed to report from Thundergut WMA.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 29
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 24
  • Monarch 16
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 7
  • Broad-winged Skipper 6

David L. Amadio

Thundergut WMA
Salem County, NJ

A brief stop at this location that lies between the Alloway municipal garden & Marilyn Patterson's garden. I maybe incorrect in my reporting this as part of Thundergut. Brian Johnson would be able to correctly locate this site. Nice amounts of Swamp Milkweed in bloom.

  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Least Skipper 13
  • Peck's Skipper 7

David L. Amadio

Alloway municipal garden
Salem County, NJ

Obs. made from 2:45 till 3:35. Hard to walk away from this small but very active and beautiful garden. The large drift of Mountain mint drew in all of the Buckeyes as well as all three Hairstreak sp. Enjoyed a "cloud" of 6 Clouded Sulphurs swirling around the garden before settling down to resume nectaring. Peck's & Sachems no doubt under counted here as they were simply everywhere. Two mated pairs of Peck's observed.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 42
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 71

Painted Lady

White M Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Peck's Skippers

David L. Amadio

Salem City area
Salem County, NJ

Obs. 1:55 till 2:30 Still sunny and near 90.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

David L. Amadio

Mannington Area
Salem County, NJ

Obs. 12:40 to 1:45 Sunny & temps in the high 80's. Mainly walking the roadsides here. Extensive mowing since last week. Always a let down to see such great roadside nectar wiped out. Some white clover escaped the mower's blades and was the primary nectar source. There were several roads with abundant Red Clover that I passed up for the sake of time. Bronze Coppers showed considerable scale wear. Rare skipper found on Pickerelweed in a location that I have never found them before.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Bronze Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 20
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 28
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 53

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

David L. Amadio

Salem WMA Rt540
Salem County, NJ

Obs. 12:15 to 12:30 Sunny and 83 degrees.

[The common checkered is only the second reported so far this year – both by Dave in SAL County. jc]

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made from 9-11:30 a.m. & 6:15 -7:30 p.m. The real show here today came after 7 p.m.. Watched a Red Admiral air show in the last sunlit areas of our tulip Poplar. I am reporting a count of 6, but I watched between 8 & 10 individuals swirling in 3's & 4's dog fighting. Couldn't rule out possible anglewings joining in on the fun. Going on GISS they all appeared to be Admirals.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Matt Webster

My House, Cedarbrook
Camden County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Sachem 75
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

Lots of Monarchs in the meadow.

[This is another 25+ count for monarchs today, both in BUR. Good to see. jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 26
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2

Painted Lady

American Lady

Tom Bailey

Barkers Brook Conservation Area - Springfield Township
Burlington County, NJ

7 to 10:45 am. Special permission to enter this area for a birding census. I also tallied butterflies seen.

[This is our high count for monarchs so far in 2019. Nice to see! jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 31
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Steven Glynn

Nabb Road field
Cumberland County, NJ

This area has undergone some land use and ownership changes. The west field is no longer viable, as it was recently sprayed with a herbicide and nothing is flying there.

The east side field has been heavily posted as "no trespassing" and permission was needed to walk the field. The only portion not planted with corn now is the old nursery planting field and the deep holes are still present and still quite dangerous. I chased what I thought may have been a Whirlabout (photo attached), only to lose it when I fell into a hole and needed to leave soon after. This butterfly had the heavy dots and it would not sit still, leaping and jumping as I tried to move for a better look. It was much larger than Fiery and more straw colored, than orange. The whitish eye band was also a curious feature.

The Checkered White colony persists, but deep within the private land. Three females and two males seen and photographed.

I was able to put my dial counter work today with the number of Common Buckeyes. All of the Black Swallowtails were males. Excellent diversity and activity.

[We have never had a whirlabout in our 11+ years of logging. Thoughts on the field marks here, anyone? Meanwhile, Steve: be careful out there! We need you. jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 11
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 5
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 16
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 35
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 13
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • American Lady 9
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 211
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 7

Checkered White (male)

Checkered White (female)

Black Swallowtail

Possible whirlabout

Jennifer Bulava

Long Bridge Park, Hainesport
Burlington County, NJ

during children's nature program, 10-11am

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Matt Webster

My House, Cedarbrook
Camden County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 75

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

incidental sighting at 4:30pm
first painted lady I have seen this year in Burlington County, on Rose of Sharon by the parking lot

  • Painted Lady 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Was home most of the day. A break out day for this garden. Highest species count this year. In addition to at least one adult Monarch, a 1st instar cat found on Common Milkweed. Nice to finally see some folded wing skipper action here.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Black Swallowtail

Brian Johnson

Paterson private garden and Natural lands preserve next to it.
Salem County, NJ

Trail maintenance day. Most of the Butterflies were in the private garden. I didn't spend enough time in the garden to get a accurate numbers count. The Sleepy Orange came out of the garden and circled me on its way down the trail.

[This is only our 4th record of sleepy orange in SAL in our 11+ years of the log. Previously: one in 2009 and two in 2017. jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 10
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 3

Jennifer Bulava

Crystal Lake Park, Mansfield
Burlington County, NJ

10:48am-12:25pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Least Skipper 1

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

I will not repeat list I reported on 7/9 as that whole gang is still present. A late afternoon stroll revealed 24 species and about 300 butterflies including a female Fiery.

[This is our first female fiery skipper of 2019. jc]

  • Fiery Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

I thought I would demonstrate how I am involved in the proliferation of Cabbage Whites.

  • Cabbage White 8

Cabbage Whites

Kale eaten by cabbage white cats

Cabbage White cats

Brian Johnson

Tuckahoe river west of Head of the river
Atlantic County, NJ

Took a short walk up the river on my way home from work.

[Nice walk! Our first dions of 2019. jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Mulberry Wing 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 12
  • Dun Skipper 1

Dion Skipper

Sam Galick

NJ Audubon Center for Research and Education
Cape May County, NJ

Attracted to a mercury vapor lamp while attracting moths at night.

[Interesting! There have been other reports of hairstreaks being attracted to night-lights in our log's history. -jm]

  • Striped Hairstreak 1

Striped Hairstreak

Teresa Knipper

Pickle Factory Pond, Papermill Road
Cape May County, NJ

This area was packed with butterflies today -the rare skippers were a real treat and the buttonbush is at its peak. Saw many butterflies while paddle boarding on the lake and then walked down the road to catch a glimpse of more. Since I forgot my camera, my binoculars, and was just wearing a bathing suit most of the time I felt it was a pretty good list!

[Agreed! jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Rare Skipper 27
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 24
  • Broad-winged Skipper 32

Aaron's Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Rare Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Walking on street looking into the garden. Monarch yesterday and today. Cabbage whites always here.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Monarch 1

Maryann Farrell

Side garden Waldorf + Harwood rd. Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

I have monarch eggs! I counted about 11, possibly more. It’s hard looking when I have about 40-50 bumble bees hovering on the Echinacea tied in with the milkweed. I know they don’t sting, but they do get annoyed easily. According to my butterfly journal. The monarch eggs are approximately 2 weeks late. I did not plant tropical milkweed this year and I’m afraid I made a mistake with all native milkweed for the monarchs sake. I’m trying to stay with native only plants, but maybe I should get a few tropical milkweed since the benefit outweighs the problem. The monarchs seem to favor the tropical MW over the native. I had a female black swallowtail touch down for a few minutes, but she lost Interest fast.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 1

Monarch eggs

Steven Glynn

Along Greenwich Road @Wheaton Run
Cumberland County, NJ

This area is normally mowed, but when left alone the dogbane and other nectar sources abound. This is the third time I've found Bronze Copper here (when the area is left unmowed). Surprised though not to find Rare Skippers, as this has been an excellent location for them previously.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 14

Bronze Copper

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

The Peck's was in a flowerbed at the side of one of the residences at Lumberton Leas. All others from the meadow.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

Variegated Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Karen&Brian Johnson

My yard
Cape May County, NJ

Saw the Black Tiger Swallowtail through the window and went out for a picture. Took a quick walk around the rest of the yard after that. Karen saw the Rare Skipper in the morning. The Skipper lives up to its name in our yard.

[Both forms of tiger in one shot – very cool! jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 7

Painted Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtails

Jennifer Bulava

Long Bridge Park, Hainesport
Burlington County, NJ

10-11:30am

[Only our second Appalachian brown in BUR this year – following Tom Bailey's on 67/8/19. jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Pipevine swallowtail, perhaps the same individual as two days ago, now very worn. Today tapping leaves constantly, tasting them, but did not lay eggs (as we watched, at least) though she returned to the vines again and again for more than an hour. She rested only on other plants' leaves, briefly; mostly, just flapping, tapping, flapping on the Dutchman's pipe's leaves.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 40
  • Broad-winged Skipper 24

Pipevine Swallowtail

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

While home-bound with jobs, I took three 15 minute strolls through the yard at 12, 3 and 6. On one walk I tried to count sachems and broadwings, but had to stop at 100 for broadwings and 80 for sachems (there were more of each but their constant relocating made counting impossible). High counts are not day totals, but rather the numbers from a single stroll. I was surprised to find the fiery in the cloud of sk's and could not get a photo of it by itself. If you look closely you can see 6 sk's in the photo.

[This is our northernmost report of fiery this year – all from CMY so far. jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 6
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Rare Skipper 30
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 80
  • Broad-winged Skipper 100
  • Dun Skipper 3

Fiery Skipper plus

Beth Polvino

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

Have been looking for Cloudless Sulphur cats on Partridge Pea as CS laying eggs everyday. Found >10 extremely tiny ones today. Also found a cat in a nest on the partridge pea that doesn't resemble a cloudless sulphur cat and has a black head.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 13

Cloudless Sulphur cat

Matt Webster

Dambly’s Garden center, Winslow
Camden County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 8
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Matt Webster

My House, Cedarbrook
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

All from the meadow. They seem to like the Monarda (Wild Bergamot) which is prolific in our meadow and Whorled Milkweed.

[I believe this is our first two-digit count of tigers this year. It hasn't seemed like a good year for them so far. Are we about to see a new brood emerging in numbers? jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 13
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem 5

Painted Lady

Viceroy

Jennifer Bulava

Long Bridge Park, Hainesport
Burlington County, NJ

1:00-2:00pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2

Sachem

Question Mark

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithvile Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

9:30-10:30am
1 monarch caterpillar

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 2

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywings

Joyce Linda Sichel

Windowscreen at my house on Woodside Drive in Lumberton.
Burlington County, NJ

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Drive & Grove
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made while at the bank.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Female monarch visiting milkweeds all over the garden and laying eggs.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

Red Admirals and Spring Azures on woodland trails. All others in the meadow.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Sachem 6

Sachem

Will Pollard

South Cape May Meadows
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made from 4:30 till 5:15. Partly Cloudy. Only checked out the butterfly garden, and adjacent fields. 10 species in garden.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

First Sachem for this garden this year. A fresh female.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Sandra Keller & Chris Herz

Palmyra Cove
Burlington County, NJ

86 degrees, sunny & humid. 30 or more Black ST eggs on fennel. Stopped counting red admirals at 51.

[The apparent push north of migrating admirals continues! jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White Abundant
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • Anglewing sp. 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 51
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 7
  • Broad-winged Skipper 12

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Steven Glynn

Roadside along Seabreeze Road
Cumberland County, NJ

Buttonbush was attracting everything on the roadside leading into Dix WMA.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Rare Skipper 6
  • Aaron's Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 11
  • Broad-winged Skipper 13

Broad-winged Skipper

Rare Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA- Sleepy Orange Colony
Cumberland County, NJ

Tried to check the entire area and walk the colony patch, but the weather was threatening and the fields were flooded from the heavy rains last evening. None the less, the activity was very good and signs are excellent for a big emergence next month. At least three female Sleepy Orange were ovipositing in the primary senna patch. Some fresh and some tattered individuals seen. The biting flies were a fraction of prior visits that were unbearable.

Cloudless Sulphurs also gaining in numbers and ready for a big emergence too.

Plenty of dogbane pulling in other species to nectar now.

  • Cabbage White 14
  • Cloudless Sulphur 21
  • Sleepy Orange 13
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 9

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Steven Glynn

Pickle Factory Pond area
Cumberland County, NJ

Beautiful morning, with great activity and diversity along the road full of blooming buttonbush and other attractants.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Rare Skipper 23
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper 10

Cabbage White

Sachem

Juniper Hairstreak

Rare Skippers

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1

Jennifer Bulava

South Cape May meadows, Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Viceroy 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Chris Herz

Wheelabrator garden
Gloucester County, NJ

Brief visit to remove gypsy moths from the arbor. Garden and parking lot only. 6 red admirals puddling on dirt parking lot as well as 1 tiger ST.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Sandra Keller

Palmyra Nature Cove
Burlington County, NJ

I was mainly birding. SW winds, partly sunny, muggy, 85 degrees or so. The gardens looked great. But butterflies all over the area. This was late morning.

  • Cabbage White 100
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 30
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Delaware Skipper

Maryann Farrell

Side yard garden Waldorf road Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

First monarch spotted, but looked to be male. So no eggs on my milkweed sadly. This is a really slow year so far. Especially for monarchs in my area. Spotted my first skipper, but I can’t identify it since I’m an amateur and still learning.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Painted Lady

Monarch

Tom Bailey

Medford F&WMA
Burlington County, NJ

12:30 to 3:15 pm. Very hot & humid. Got chased out by a fierce thunderstorm.

[This is our 4th report of great spangled in 2019 – two from BUR and two from SAL; none elsewhere so far. jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 19
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Swallowtail sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 9
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Little Glassywing 4

Little Glassywing

Dave & Pat Amadio

Supawna Meadows NWR
Salem County, NJ

A brief stop here and at the HQ building after 4:40. Cloudy and little activity. Roadside has not been mowed recently. Found a fair amount of violets, but no sign of any Meadow Fritillaries yet. More sun would have given us a better picture as to whether they are flying.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Dave & Pat Amadio

Alloway municipal garden
Salem County, NJ

Obs. made from 3:25 till 3:50, Cloudy but still in upper 80's. As usual Zinnias & Mountain mint the main attraction.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 12
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Dave & Pat Amadio

Mannington Area
Salem County, NJ

Pat & I did some fairly casual butterflying this afternoon, some of it observed while driving slowly. Roadsides were very active today. Observations from car no doubt missed many of the smaller species such as ETB, etc. Wanted Pat to see Bronze Coppers again. The area did not disappoint as we had at least a dozen Bronze Coppers without exploring all of the known spots. Obs. made from 1:30 till 3:10 with part sun and 87 humid degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Bronze Copper 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 33
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 16
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 23

Viceroy

Bronze Copper

Painted Lady

Bronze Copper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

RSP laying eggs on Pin Cherry.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Jesse and Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

First pipevine s'tail in our yard this year. As seen in past years, she laid eggs on the vine itself (Dutchman's pipe) rather than the leaves..

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail eggs

Will Pollard

South Cape May Meadows
Cape May County, NJ

[Welcome to the South Jersey Butterfly Project, Will! jc]

  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 12

Jackie Parker

Pond Creek Marsh and pond
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 50
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Jackie Parker

TNC - Garrett Family Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Fields have tons of bergamot and common milkweed.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 16
  • American Snout 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch 5
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Chris Herz

Wheelabrator Refuge garden and path outside
Gloucester County, NJ

Threatening skies and thunder kept me in the garden and nearby field. 4-5 pm. 3 red admirals in the parking lot and one in the garden

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Red Admiral

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

David L. Amadio

Red Bank Battlefield, National Park
Gloucester County, NJ

Very nice improvements made to the "colonial garden" in front of the Ann Whithall house. Tithonia, Agastache, eupatorium, as well as various herbs. Red Admirals were topping the Purple Coneflowers, with several seeking out the shade of a nearby Red Cedar

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 21
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail & Community center
Gloucester County, NJ

Mostly cloudy and hot while here from 2:25 till 3:05. Great right now if you happen to like Cabbage Whites. E.Tigers were both imbibing mimosa nectar.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 50
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Sachem 1

Maryann Farrell

My side yard waldorf rd. marlton
Burlington County, NJ

It’s finally picking up here in Marlton! Although I haven’t witnessed one monarch sadly. By now I usually have several monarch caterpillars. I noticed that Claire Campbell in Marlton has few sightings as well. Maybe it’s our area and they’ll start showing up in higher numbers soon. I’m worried, because everyone has worked so hard to attract them with lots of milkweed and flower gardens across the country and now the numbers seem smaller at least in New Jersey. I’ll be positive and say there’s still lots of warm/hot days left for them to lay eggs.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Painted Lady 3

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

A brief half hour from 1:45. Very hot & oppressive. Only checked out the butterfly garden and adjacent fields. Pathway was being mowed leaving it pretty much void of clover. Fresh Viceroy was nice to see in the garden.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Viceroy

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Fresh male & female Horace's today. Monarch laying eggs on C.Milkweed.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

7:10 am to 1 pm. Hot & humid.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White c
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 44
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Viceroy 5
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 7
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 14
  • Dun Skipper 1

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Paint stripping a chair, so taking breaks and walking around the garden. 7 black ST cats, 5 monarch cats, one WI duskywing cat.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

wild indigo caterpillar

Brian Johnson

Tuckahoe WMA
Cape May County, NJ

The best spot was the South end of the middle impoundment. Lots of knapweed blooming. Thought I was going to miss Rare Skipper until I saw two clumps of Swamp Milkweed at the far north end.

[Our third fiery in three days. Be on the lookout, everyone! jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Rare Skipper 5
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 9

Fiery Skipper

Brian Johnson

Pickle factory pond Eldora
Cumberland County, NJ

Scouting for next weeks CMBO walk. The Rare Skippers were on Buttonbush and Pickerelweed.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Rare Skipper 19
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 11

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Red admiral, just emerged from chrysalis, expanded and dried wings for nearly an hour, hanging from stinging nettle leaf. Several cats mostly hidden in same plant.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 40
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 18
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Rare Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 10
  • Broad-winged Skipper 30

Red Admiral cat

Red Admiral

Peck's Skipper

David L. Amadio

Port Norris, Strawberry Ave.
Cumberland County, NJ

Obs. made around 5:20. Still mostly sunny and 88 degrees. Breeze kept biting insects tolerable.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor Blvd.
Cape May County, NJ

Stopped here just after 3:30. Salt Marsh Skippers & Snouts drawn in by Mountain Mint.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Salt Marsh Skipper

David L. Amadio

Goshen Gardens,RT47 Just South of CMBO
Cape May County, NJ

Finally stopped here after passing it by many times on previous trips. They were closed but the owner graciously gave me a tour of the gardens, nursery, & large property. Great selection of Perennials, Trees, & shrubs. Also just alive with Butterflies!!. Did not count or take pictures, but did take note that there were at least 7 Variegated Fritillaries. I am just reporting one for most species observed with a couple of exceptions.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak c
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady c
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper a

`David L. Amadio

CMBO-CRE Gardens
Cape May County, NJ

A nice variety of butterflies here this afternoon from 12:45 till 1:45. Waited a what seemed like a long time for one of two Pipevine Swallowtails to settle down and land. A female finally got down to business depositing eggs on Dutchman's Pipe.

[This is only our second report of pipevines in 2019 and our first photo. jc]

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Rare Skipper 9
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 56

Pipevine Swallowtail

David L. Amadio

TNC's Eldora Nature Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Always a pleasure to visit this active garden. Echinacea, Helianthus, & Wild Bergamot the main sources of nectar. Obs. made between 11:20 & 12:20. Sunny and hot. I stopped here again on my way home at around 4: 30 and while it was still hot and very active no Rare Skippers to be found. They must retire early?

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Rare Skipper 15
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 57

Horace's Duskywings

Rare Skipper

Rare Skipper

David L. Amadio

Hesstown Rd. Powerline
Cumberland County, NJ

Obs. made from 9:25 till almost 11. Sunny,hot,&humid. Most of the action here today was in the open fields with Thistles.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 6
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 13

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

James Dowdell

My yard,Villas
Cape May County, NJ

a few additional species added in the afternoon.

[Our second fiery for two days, both in CMY. jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

James Dowdell

My yard,Villas
Cape May County, NJ

[Sleepy orange in CMY again – at JD's garden anyway. Probably now breeding in the county. jc]

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 12
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Common Buckeye

Red Admiral

Sleepy Orange

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

The whole trail loop covering both Smith's Woods and historic Smithville side, from 9:20-11:30.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 18
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Viceroy