May 2009 Sightings

Will Kerling

roadsides between Avalon Golf Links and Dennisville R/R Tracks
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 13

Jack Connor & Stephen Mason

FPP - BlueComet Railroad Tracks
Burlington County, NJ

  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Jack Connor & Stephen Mason

FPP - beginning of Airfield
Burlington County, NJ

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 7

Jack Connor & Stephen Mason

FPP - 10 trunks - road to lodge
Burlington County, NJ

  • Pearl Crescent 3

Jack Connor & Stephen Mason

FPP - "irus spot" along Middle Rd.
Burlington County, NJ

Brown Elfin: nectaring on Sand Myrtle; Azure, sp.: nectaring on Sand Myrtle; Pearl Crescent: nectaring on Sand Myrtle; Cobweb Skipper: nectaring on Sand Myrtle

  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Azure, sp. 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Rte. 9 CMCH to Rio Grande
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 2

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail
Cape May County, NJ

Falcate Orangetip: a male and a female; Orange Sulphur: a yellow form female; Red-banded Hairstreak: nectaring on Chokecherry blossoms, puddling and hilltopping on a Red Cedar; Eastern Tailed-Blue: 7 males, 2 females; Sachem: very fresh/ must have overwintered

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 19
  • Frosted Elfin 86
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Cobweb Skipper 7
  • Sachem 2

Sandra Keller

Bevan WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: in the forests; Orange Sulphur: a yellow form female; Frosted Elfin: a female egg laying on baptisiae; Juniper Hairstreak: a female laying eggs on the tips of Red Cedar branches; Red-banded Hairstreak: nectaring on chokecherry; Eastern Tailed-Blue: 9 males, 4 females / some fresh females!; Eastern Tailed-Blue: a male; Horace's Duskywing: a female basking on sandy road; Cobweb Skipper: a fresh female - first of year; Sachem: one female / It was nectaring on Dewberry.; Zabulon Skipper: a fresh male on territory

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Frosted Elfin 61
  • Juniper Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 2
  • Sachem 7

Shawn Wainwright

Silver Ridge in Toms River
Ocean County, NJ

Peck's Skipper: New return date for me by 2 months!

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Holly Azure 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • American Lady 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Stephen Mason

Stockton A&S circle
Atlantic County, NJ

6pm, fluttering north in a hurry

  • Red Admiral 1

Chris Tonkinson and Will Kerling

along highway (Rte. 47) toward Rio Grande
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 2

Chris Tonkinson and Will Kerling

NJ Audubon CRE Garden
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: female egg laying on fennel just out of ground; Eastern Tailed-Blue: one male; 'Summer' Spring Azure: flying among cherry trees a lot; Zabulon Skipper: male on territory

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links # 17
Cape May County, NJ

a male

  • Cabbage White 1

Mike Logan and Will Kerling

Dennisville Railroad Tracks - N
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: nectaring on Dewberry; Orange Sulphur: 2 yellow females; Red-banded Hairstreak: nectaring on Chokecherry; Holly Azure: on scat; Pearl Crescent: nectaring on Dewberry; American Lady: nectaring on Dewberry; Red-spotted Purple: on scat / on territory - perching; Juvenal's Duskywing: on scat; Wild Indigo Duskywing: nectaring on Dewberry; Cobweb Skipper: nectaring on Dewberry

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 34
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Frosted Elfin 22
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Holly Azure 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Pearl Crescent 32
  • American Lady 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 24
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 20
  • Cobweb Skipper 18

Sharon & Wade Wander

Millville WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

American Copper: worn

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 4
  • Holly Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • American Lady 10
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 8
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Stephen Mason

FPP - Prince St.
Burlington County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: nectaring on Dewberry; Orange Sulphur: a white and yellow form female; Frosted Elfin: nectaring on Dewberry, Linaria canadensis and Highbush Blueberry (supposedly seldom nectars, 6 individuals nectaring on 3 sp. - digital images on 2 sp.); Eastern Pine Elfin: puddling; Juniper Hairstreak: nectaring on cinquefoil sp. / female egg laying on small Red Cedar (4 feet high); Red-banded Hairstreak: nectaring on Chokecherry; Pearl Crescent: female pursuing a male / quite interesting!; American Lady: nectaring on Dewberry; Red Admiral: fresh / on a forest path; Common Buckeye: nectaring on Dewberry; Little Wood-Satyr: fresh; Sachem: nectaring on Dewberry

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 7
  • Frosted Elfin 117
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 6
  • Sachem 7

Stephen Mason

FPP - Parker Lane
Burlington County, NJ

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Duskywing sp. 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Stephen Mason

FPP - 10 trunks - lodge
Burlington County, NJ

probably C. idella

  • Azure, sp. 1

Jack Connor

Upland Trail, Forsythe NWR
Atlantic County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: males; Spicebush Swallowtail: male; Eastern Tailed-Blue: probably 100+, if I stopped to count; both sexes present; Monarch: both looked worn; first I've seen monarch this year; Zabulon Skipper: males

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 30+
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Stephen Mason

FPP - 10 trunks - road to lodge
Burlington County, NJ

Hessel's Hairstreak: seemed clumsy, fluttering into different bushes; Red-banded Hairstreak: fresh; American Lady: worn

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 1
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1

Stephen Mason

FPP - Middle Rd & Parker Ln intersection
Burlington County, NJ

Eastern Pine Elfin: getting worn; Cobweb Skipper: getting worn

  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 10

Will Kerling

downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Sachem 1

Stephen Mason

FPP - "irus spot" along Middle Rd.
Burlington County, NJ

Brown Elfin: all worn; Juvenal's Duskywing: worn, nectaring on Black Huckleberry

  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Stephen Mason

FPP - along Rt 532
Burlington County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Stephen Mason

FPP - beginning of Airfield
Burlington County, NJ

Horace's Duskywing: way too fresh to be a Juvenal's; Dusted Skipper: nectaring on BlackHuckleberry for a split second with wings open. Not familiar with Dusted with wings open but it was an extremely dark skipper with not many marks

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Stephen Mason

FPP - Parker Lane
Burlington County, NJ

  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 3

Will Kerling

meadow near Leaming's Run
Cape May County, NJ

Orange Sulphur: a yellow form female; Eastern Tailed-Blue: a male; Common Sootywing: 3 fresh ones, a worn one, also

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Sootywing 4
  • Sachem 1

Stephen Mason

FPP - beginning of AirField
Burlington County, NJ

White M Hairstreak: extremely worn, barely could fly. photos; Cobweb Skipper: all worn; Sachem: fresh, both males and females

  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2 or 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4
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