Sighting for July 2, 2011

Will Kerling

just S of Church St. to Shellbay Avenue along Railroad Tracks in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: 3 females egg laying and a male nectaring on Mimosa Blossoms; Spicebush Swallowtail: a female egg laying on a young Sassafrass Tree; Orange Sulphur: last several days, I've recorded 25 butterfly species in CMCH / This has included Common Checkered-Skipper, Appalachian Brown and American Snout!; American Copper: nectaring on Butterfly Weed; Gray Hairstreak: nectaring on White Sweet Clover and Butterfly Weed; Eastern Tailed-Blue: nectaring on White Sweet Clover and Butterfly Weed; American Snout: hanging around a Hackberry Tree; Appalachian Brown: the habitat exists downtown in the forest; Silver-spotted Skipper: one was perched on a Lizard's Tail plant; Silver-spotted Skipper: on Honey Locust; Wild Indigo Duskywing: a fresh female nectaring on Knapweed; Duskywing sp.: can't id them all; Broad-winged Skipper: one nectaring on pink-flowering Sweet Pea

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1