July 2011 Sightings

J&JConnor on G'way NABA count

Port Republic & nearby farm fields
Atlantic County, NJ

Pipevine Swallowtail: most of original 33 have dispersed from vines; Black Swallowtail: nectaring on mimosa tree; Common Checkered-Skipper: a colony here? found same spot in 2006 and 2008 on this count

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 57
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 51
  • Gray Hairstreak 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 121
  • Pearl Crescent 40
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 36
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 30
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 13

Tom Reed

yard, Reed's Beach Rd
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 25
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 55

Dave Amadio

Mannington Mills, Maneto Ave
Salem County, NJ

Delaware Skipper: nectaring on Monarda

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 11

Jack Connor

Leipzig Ave "checkered skipper" field
Atlantic County, NJ

couldn't find this species yesterday

  • Common Sootywing 1

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a fresh female; Orange Sulphur: nectaring on Yellow Hedge Hyssop; Juniper Hairstreak: mint fresh / probably, beginning of a new brood; Eastern Tailed-Blue: at least two were females egg laying on a Lespedeza sp; Red-spotted Purple: all mint fresh; Wild Indigo Duskywing: fresh males / one nectaring on Yellow Hedge Hyssop; Sachem: a male

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 8
  • Little Wood-Satyr 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 16
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Sachem 1

Dave Amadio

Riverwinds Community Center
Gloucester County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: male chasing female; Sulphur sp.: white form; Viceroy: nectaring on purple loosestrife; Broad-winged Skipper: on purple loosestrife

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Dave Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

American Snout: in the parking area; Pearl Crescent: nectaring on swamp milkweed; Eastern Comma: in the parking area; Hackberry Emperor: 3 chasing each other at once

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4

Will Kerling

Avalon turnoff off Rte. 9 to Avalon, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Eastern Comma: fresh on bananas; Broad-winged Skipper: FOS for garden

  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Will Kerling

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

  • Cabbage White 2

Rhea Doherty

Glade Road - BSF
Cape May County, NJ

  • Mourning Cloak 3

Dave Amadio

National Park Municipal Bldg. garden
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2

Rhea Doherty

Pine Swamp Road - BSF
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Dale Schweitzer

Port Norris, NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Tawny Emperor 1

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links Hole # 17
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Will Kerling

downtown CMCH including Railroad Tracks
Cape May County, NJ

Wild Indigo Duskywing: all of today's butterflies nectaring on knapweed / ET-B and Variegated Frit nectaring on White Clover, also

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Tom Reed

yard, Reed's Beach Rd
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 18
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 40

Rhea Doherty

N Boyd Street Garden - CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1

Dale Schweitzer

Port Norris, NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

Tawny Emperor: first male of the season

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Tawny Emperor 2

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton garden in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: female; Question Mark: on dish of gooey fruit; Red-spotted Purple: on dish of gooey fruit; Common Wood-Nymph: on dish of gooey fruit; Monarch: female laying eggs; Dun Skipper: male

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Rare Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 50
  • Dun Skipper 1

Will Kerling

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

  • Cabbage White 1

Will Kerling

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

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links Hole # 17
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: a male; Sachem: on a Butterfly Bush

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 1

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Red Admiral: nectaring on zinnia & purple lantana

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Chris Tonkinson

Rte. 47 to Diner at Dennisville-Court House Road
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail

Will Kerling

downtown CMCH including Railroad Tracks
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a fresh male; Horace's Duskywing: one female; Wild Indigo Duskywing: a female; Common Sootywing: weaving amongst the Lamb's Quarters; Sachem: one female

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

R. Simpson

Sunset Dr.
Salem County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: worn female; Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: female; Cabbage White: at least; Clouded Sulphur: both very worn; Orange Sulphur: at least; Bronze Copper: 2 males, 1 female, fresh; Gray Hairstreak: ragged; Eastern Tailed-Blue: at least; Variegated Fritillary: at least; Meadow Fritillary: fresh; Common Buckeye: at least; Common Sootywing: fresh; Least Skipper: at least. most on pickerelweed; Sachem: male; Delaware Skipper: 2 worn; Broad-winged Skipper: at least. many on pickerelweed, red clover

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 40
  • Bronze Copper 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Variegated Fritillary 15
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Least Skipper 20
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 30

Will Kerling

Butterfly Bush just N on County Zoo along Rte. 9
Cape May County, NJ

Horace's Duskywing: a female

  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Sandra Keller

The meadows.
Cape May County, NJ

Most I have seen in awhile in one place.

  • Red Admiral 5

Will Kerling

Rte. 47 between Highs Beach and Reed's Beach
Cape May County, NJ

Question Mark: a 'Summer Form' / quite worn and faded; Red-spotted Purple: checking out a Cherry Tree

  • Cabbage White 17
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1