May 2010 Sightings

Dave Amadio

Rt72
Burlington County, NJ

Brown Elfin: nectaring on Sand Myrtle; Eastern Pine Elfin: 1 was nectaring on Sand Myrtle; Hessel's Hairstreak: nectaring on Sand Myrtle from 8:25 - 10:25 a.m.; White M Hairstreak: nectaring on Sand Myrtle; Red-banded Hairstreak: nectaring on Sand Myrtle; American Lady: fresh one

  • Hessel's Hairstreak 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1

Will Kerling

downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2

Chris Herz & others

Pennypacker Park, Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: all fresh, mud puddling

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Will Kerling

Avalon Dunes - 44 St. entrance
Cape May County, NJ

American Copper: fresh out of chrysalis

  • American Copper 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Dave Amadio

Rt 72 & 539
Ocean County, NJ

  • Sulphur sp. 1

Will Kerling

CMCH to Avalon Golf Links via Rte. 9
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Dave Amadio

Rt547 Lakehurst
Ocean County, NJ

American Copper: 1 was nectaring on Common wintercress

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Copper 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Chris Herz

Backyard garden, Audubon
Camden County, NJ

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Stephen Mason

my yard, Marlton
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2

Jim Dowdell

North Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

crossing the bay

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: nectaring on French Lilac

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

Katie Montagnaro

my yard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

sunning

  • Juniper Hairstreak 1

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a female nectaring on Autumn Olive; Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: nectaring on Autumn Olive; Red-banded Hairstreak: fresh one; American Lady: 4 egg laying on Pearly Everlasting in the forest

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Elfin sp. 1
  • Frosted Elfin 10
  • Henry's Elfin 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Holly Azure 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Dave Amadio

Rt547 & 571 Lakehurst
Ocean County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Dave Amadio

Warren Grove
Ocean County, NJ

Hoary Elfin: numbers down, past peek ?; Cobweb Skipper: very fresh individuals

  • Hoary Elfin 15
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Azure, sp. 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 3

Dale Schweitzer

Port Norris, NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: nectaring on French Lilac; Wild Indigo Duskywing: nectaring on Ground ivy & French Lilac; Zabulon Skipper: Fresh female basking on American Cranberry

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Katie Montagnaro

my yard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: feeding on horse feces

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Copper 1

Dale Schweitzer

Port Norris, NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3

Mike Crewe

38th Street, Avalon
Cape May County, NJ

Fresh specimen photographed

  • American Snout 1

Mike Crewe

Avalon/Stone Harbor
Cape May County, NJ

All heading due North

  • Red Admiral 15

Chris Tonkinson, Bert Hixon and Will Kerling

Belleplain State Forest
Cape May County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak: fresh one

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Azure, sp. 5
  • Holly Azure 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Chris Tonkinson and Will Kerling

Rte. 550
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Dave Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail ( late afternoon )
Gloucester County, NJ

male ( have digital images )

  • Sachem 1

Matt Webster

My House
Camden County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Dave Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak: resting on Wild Cherry leaf; Wild Indigo Duskywing: patrolling

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4

Chris Tonkinson and Will Kerling

Rte. 9 enroute to Rte. 550
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Stephen Mason

"the pit," Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2

Michael O'Brien

Meadows - West Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

first apparent movement of butterflies from the south in Cape May area / American Ladies, American Snouts, Variegated Fritillaries and Red Admirals

  • Variegated Fritillary 10

Stephen Mason

Cricket Field, Gibbsboro
Camden County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1