October 2010 Sightings

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links Hole # 17
Cape May County, NJ

Cabbage White: nectaring on Goldenrod sp.; Broad-winged Skipper: fresh one

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden,W.Dept
Gloucester County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: caterpillars on parsley; Sachem: worn male

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 1

Will Kerling

Meadow (vacant) along Rte. 9
Cape May County, NJ

Common Buckeye: flushing out of the grasses

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 55

Will Kerling

Leaming's Run
Cape May County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak: nectaring on large Black-eyed Susan; Eastern Tailed-Blue: hiding in the Holly Basil; Pearl Crescent: female

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 8

Will Kerling

Leaming's Run to Avalon Golf Links via Rte. 9
Cape May County, NJ

Monarch: one nectaring on Lantana

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 2

Dave Amadio

along Rt553 from Woodbury to Pitman
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3

Dale Schweitzer

Bridgeton, NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: a 'yellow form' female; Mourning Cloak: flying high to the southwest; Common Buckeye: flying s-sw

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 20

Will Kerling

Stites Avenue Garden
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a female egg laying

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Sachem 2

Dave Amadio and Will Kerling

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a male basically without tails; Pearl Crescent: good mix of males and females

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 27
  • Cloudless Sulphur 18
  • Little Yellow 27
  • American Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 56
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 31
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Sachem 7

Dave Amadio

Rea Farm
Cape May County, NJ

found late in the day on white aster

  • Least Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Rea Farm
Cape May County, NJ

Variegated Fritillary: nectaring on Goldenrod sp.; Common Buckeye: many more at the farm

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 37
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 38
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 334
  • Monarch 13
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 36

Cynthia Allen

My garden in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

'Summer' Spring Azure: form "marginata" confirmed by David Wright via WK

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1

Dale Schweitzer

Port Norris, NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 18

Will Kerling

Chrystal Avenue
Cape May County, NJ

American Lady: nectaring on Buddleia

  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Dave Amadio and Will Kerling

Triangle Garden
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a large Cat ready to pupate

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Sachem 18

Cynthia Allen

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Gardens
Cape May County, NJ

Little Yellow: resting on yellow flower up on ocean-side of walkway

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1

Dave Amadio and Will Kerling

Pavilion Circle
Cape May County, NJ

Pipevine Swallowtail: a bright male; Black Swallowtail: a worn female; Red Admiral: attending rotting persimmons

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 10
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sachem 35

Dave Amadio and Will Kerling

Coral and Cambridge Avenue Garden
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 14
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4

Dave Amadio

Higbee's WMA- 7-10:45 a.m.
Cape May County, NJ

  • Monarch 5

Will Kerling

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

  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 5

Dave Amadio

Higbee's WMA
Cape May County, NJ

White M Hairstreak: worn individual on goldenrod; Red-banded Hairstreak: all on goldenrod; Red-spotted Purple: warming it's wings for flight; Common Checkered-Skipper: nectaring on small white asters

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 10
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 56
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8

Stephen Mason

Kaite's yard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak: nectaing on goldenrod sp.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Katerina Montagnaro & Stephen Mason

intersection of Rt 73 & Rt 30 Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Little Yellow 1

Will Kerling

Alexander Avenue, Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 7

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, W.Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Question Mark: fresh winter form on fruit dish; Eastern Comma: fresh winter form resting on Purple Lantana; Wild Indigo Duskywing: well worn; Sachem: female on Buddleia

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Will Kerling

Coral and Cambridge Garden - Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

  • Monarch 2

Butterfly and Dragonfly Walk participants- NJ Audubon

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

American Lady: Laying horizontal below a flower seed head; Common Buckeye: one blending in with a flower seed head; Monarch: many resting in the light rain, but some flying and a few nectaring

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 60

Will Kerling

Cape May, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

  • Monarch 2

Sandra Keller and Doug Johnson

NP dredge spoils
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Common Buckeye 30

Michael O'Brien

Cape May Point, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

despite the rain

  • Monarch 2