May 2010 Sightings

Will Kerling

Rte. 47 to Jake's Landing Road
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: both females; Red Admiral: Red Admirals were moving East to West and South to North today.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 19

Will Kerling

Old Goshen/Swainton Road between Rte. 9 and Court House/Dennisville Road
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 3

Chris Tonkinson

Goshen CRE Garden
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: a female / black form; Question Mark: fresh summer form

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Question Mark: on ripened banana

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2

Will Kerling

Beaver Dam Road off Gravel Hole Road
Cape May County, NJ

Red Admiral: five fresh ones in one spot on sandy road!; Silver-spotted Skipper: puddling

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Dave Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Wild Indigo Duskywing: well worn; Dusted Skipper: photo –>

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 18
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Dusted Skipper 2

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

American Snout: hanging around Chokecherry trees, yet; Red Admiral: migrating through Cape May County / They were everywhere this day.; Viceroy: a fresh one / a patrolling male; Zabulon Skipper: a territorial male

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Frosted Elfin 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 2
  • American Lady 14
  • Red Admiral 28
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 18
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Sandra Keller

My garden in Barrington
Camden County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 1

Will Kerling

Court House/Dennisville Road to Rte. 47
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 4

Jean Gutsmuth

Forsythe NWR
Atlantic County, NJ

an estimate—many all morning

  • Red Admiral 40

Sandra Keller

NP Dredge Spoils
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Least Skipper 2

Will Kerling

Old Robbins Trail
Cape May County, NJ

Orange Sulphur: both yellow form females / nectared on Dewberry blossoms; Brown Elfin: very worn; Hessel's Hairstreak: in Atlantic White Cedar tree; Holly Azure: all rags / high in trees within the swamp; American Lady: some nectaring on Dewberry blossoms; Red Admiral: one nectaring on Mountain Laurel; Silver-spotted Skipper: nectaring on Mountain Laurel; Zabulon Skipper: territorial males

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Holly Azure 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 11
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 23
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Dave Amadio

Jake's Landing Road
Cape May County, NJ

Red Admiral: a cloud of 25 at Jake's & Old Robbins intersection

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 34
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Dave Amadio

Cape May area
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Stephen Mason

JG's yard
Camden County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 2

Dave Amadio

CMBO CRE-Gardens
Cape May County, NJ

  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 2

T and J Knipper

Higbee's
Cape May County, NJ

perhaps more-clouds of them nectaring on Am Holly Trees near pond.

  • Red Admiral 150

Dave Amadio

Hidden Valley WMA Late afternoon
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 12

Sandra Keller

The whole county.
Burlington County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 170

Dave Amadio

Hidden Valley WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Sulphur sp.: white form

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Dave Amadio

The Rea Farm "Beanery"
Cape May County, NJ

Common Buckeye: faded; Sachem: nectaring on Red Clover

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Stephen Mason & Susan Mason

Franklin Parker Preserve
Burlington County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: very fresh; Spicebush Swallowtail: very fresh; Hessel's Hairstreak: decent condition; Azure, sp.: worn; Red Admiral: great condition, all puddling and nectaring on fetterbush; Red-spotted Purple: very fresh; Juvenal's Duskywing: very worn; Cobweb Skipper: worn

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 1
  • Azure, sp. 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 21
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Cobweb Skipper 4

Dave Amadio

The Meadows SCMM
Cape May County, NJ

  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 6

Stephen Mason

my yard, Voorhees
Camden County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 2

T and J Knipper

My home
Camden County, NJ

Hard to give numbers they where present and very active all day

  • Red Admiral 10

Stephen Mason

Conte Farm
Burlington County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 1

Dave Amadio

Belleplain State Forest
Cape May County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak: Where did they all go?; Little Wood-Satyr: freshly emerged

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Lady sp. 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 72
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 9
  • Northern Cloudywing 1

Dave Amadio

Beaver Swamp WMA
Cape May County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 7

Chris Tonkinson

Avalon Golf Links Hole # 17
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links Hole # 17
Cape May County, NJ

fresh and basking out back

  • Red Admiral 1