May 2009 Sightings

Ro Wilson

garden near entrance to Hidden Valley Horse Ranch
Cape May County, NJ

  • Monarch 1

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tailed-Blue: nectaring on Wood Sorrel and Pearly Everlasting; Holly Azure: puddling; Cobweb Skipper: digital image

  • Falcate Orangetip 1 female
  • Frosted Elfin 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Holly Azure 1 male
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9 males
  • American Lady 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Rte. 9 Avalon Golf Links to Rio Grande
Cape May County, NJ

Clouded Sulphur: good look

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2

Cynthia Allen

Yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

nectaring on a pot of Verbena and on Mertensia, VA Bluebells

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Will Kerling

field along Rte. 9 near Indian Trail Road
Cape May County, NJ

a fresh male in the sorrel

  • American Copper 1

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail
Cape May County, NJ

Blueberry Azure: unusual record / not often recorded in May

  • Frosted Elfin 3
  • Blueberry Azure 1
  • Holly Azure 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10 males, 2 females
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tailed-Blue: nectaring on a weedy yellow-flowering mustard; Blueberry Azure: puddling; Holly Azure: puddling; 'Summer' Spring Azure: puddling; Cobweb Skipper: on territory

  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Frosted Elfin 10
  • Blueberry Azure 1
  • Holly Azure 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4 males
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 2 males

Clay and Pat Sutton

Goshen backyard habitat
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Cynthia Allen

Pat and Clay's house in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tailed-Blue: tapped a Red Cedar and flushed a male ET-B; instead of, a Juniper Hairstreak

  • Holly Azure 1 female
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4 males
  • American Lady 2
  • Cobweb Skipper 1

Clay Sutton

Cape May Coast Guard Base
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Stephen Mason

"the pit," Marlton (only part)
Burlington County, NJ

Cabbage White: still waiting on those orangetips; Juniper Hairstreak: all nectaring on spurge; American Lady: sunning

  • Cabbage White 15+
  • Juniper Hairstreak 7
  • American Lady 1

Stephen Mason

yard turned into weedy field, Voorhees
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2

Cynthia Allen

yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

nectaring on dandelion

  • American Lady 1

Stephen Mason

Katie's yard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

fresh!! feeding on horse poop

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Stephen Mason

MossMill Rd, near Hammonton WMA
Atlantic County, NJ

flyby

  • Duskywing sp. 1

Will Kerling

Rte. 9 CMCH PO to Avalon Golf LInks
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4

Clay Sutton and Jim Dowdell

near Pomona
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 25

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail
Cape May County, NJ

Falcate Orangetip: nectaring on Linaria canadensis; American Lady: flying during a thunderstorm; Juvenal's Duskywing: males on territory; Cobweb Skipper: males on territory

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1 female
  • Frosted Elfin 11
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Azure, sp. 6
  • Holly Azure 15 males, 3 females
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12 males, 1 female
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Cobweb Skipper 4

Will Kerling

Rte. CMCH to Avalon Golf Links
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Lady 2

Pat Sutton and Jane Ruffin

Old Robbins Trail
Cape May County, NJ

Hessel's Hairstreak: 10:30 a.m. – nectaring on Red Chokeberry and Highbush blueberry

  • Hessel's Hairstreak 2
  • Brown Elfin 4

Cynthia Allen

Yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Pearl Crescent 1

Chris Tonkinson

CRE Garden
Cape May County, NJ

  • Pearl Crescent 1

Mike Logan and Will Kerling

Old Robbins Trail
Cape May County, NJ

Hessel's Hairstreak: nectaring on Highbush Blueberry and cherry blossoms

  • Hessel's Hairstreak 5
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Azure, sp. 3
  • Holly Azure 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Stephen Mason

trail to "the pit," Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

fresh

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links # 17
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Stephen Mason

across my yard, CherryHill
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Stephen Mason

"the pit," Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

Cabbage White: still waiting on those orangetips…; Orange Sulphur: quickly nectaring on spurge; Eastern Pine Elfin: fresh, nectaring on spurge; Juniper Hairstreak: all nectaring on spruge, all looked in great condition despite weather; White M Hairstreak: the white "m" and the white line on the submarginal band was not as white as i'm used to seeing, but the blue upperside was extremely fresh.; Eastern Tailed-Blue: all were one side of the pit and all the Junipers were on the other side. Curious. nectaring on spurge; Azure, sp.: worn, nectaring on spurge; American Lady: 5 nectaring on spurge; Red Admiral: flyby; Monarch: fluttering around

  • Cabbage White 20+
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 8
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Azure, sp. 2 or 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • American Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Mike Logan and Will Kerling

Lizard Tail
Cape May County, NJ

Juniper Hairstreak: hilltopping in Red Cedars plus two down in low ground vegetation; Eastern Tailed-Blue: all males; Pearl Crescent: nectaring on cinquefoil sp.; Red-spotted Purple: fresh and fast; Northern Cloudywing: very fresh / great images

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 2 male
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Frosted Elfin 25
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 9
  • Holly Azure 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 16
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Cobweb Skipper 6

Stephen Mason

Mohegan Lake, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 1