July 2011 Sightings

Will Kerling

Knapweed Field across from Schooner's Landing Road turnoff
Cumberland County, NJ

Horace's Duskywing: a female; Dotted Skipper: a fresh male and a rag male

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Will Kerling

downtown CMCH and Railroad Tracks
Cape May County, NJ

Common Checkered-Skipper: a fresh female

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 4
  • Sachem 8

Will Kerling

Railroad Tracks along Magnolia Drive - CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Sachem: numbers building!

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Sachem 16
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Will Kerling

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

  • Cabbage White 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton garden in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • Painted Lady 1

Dave Amadio

Rt49 access to Tuckahoe River, Cape May side
Cape May County, NJ

Silver-spotted Skipper: on Pickerel weed; Horace's Duskywing: on Pickerel weed

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Dave Amadio

TNC Butterfly garden, Eldora
Cape May County, NJ

Juniper Hairstreak: fresh on Buddleia

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Rare Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 43
  • Dun Skipper 1

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: 2 cats on fennel & 1 on parsley

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Dave Amadio

Dam Rd & Rt49, Tuckahoe River
Cape May County, NJ

Horace's Duskywing: on Pickerel weed; Northern Broken-Dash: on Pickerel weed

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4

Dave Amadio

Manumuskin River Preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

Viceroy: fresh one basking in a pine tree; Dotted Skipper: 1 male & 1 female on Knapweed

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 20
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1

Dave Amadio

Schooner Landing Rd. & Rt 47 near Menantico Creek
Cumberland County, NJ

Northern Broken-Dash: this one really fooled me into calling it Black Dash. Shared pics with W.Kerling & D.Wright for their thoughts. The concensus is NBD; Sachem: 2 males & 1 female

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Will Kerling

Road to Stone Harbor Golf Course
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Will Kerling

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

Swallowtail sp.: no color and high / lean toward ETS

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Swallowtail sp. 1

Will Kerling

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

  • Cabbage White 1

Dave Amadio

Head of river road
Atlantic County, NJ

Silver-spotted Skipper: on some remaining button bush flowers

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4

Dave Amadio

Rt 605 Powerline & Tarkiln Bog area
Cape May County, NJ

Striped Hairstreak: rag; 'Summer' Spring Azure: extremely small; Pearl Crescent: 5 on Butterfly weed 1 on toadflax; Dun Skipper: on Pickerel weed

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links Hole #17
Cape May County, NJ

Broad-winged Skipper: nectaring on Butterfly Bush; Salt Marsh Skipper: nectaring on Butterfly Bush

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Will Kerling

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

Cabbage White: nectaring on Butterfly Bush; Silver-spotted Skipper: nectaring on Butterfly Bush; Sachem: nectaring on Butterfly Bush; Broad-winged Skipper: nectaring on Butterfly Bush; Salt Marsh Skipper: nectaring on Butterfly Bush

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Dave Amadio

Rt49 access to Tuckahoe River, Atlantic side
Atlantic County, NJ

on Pickerel weed

  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Mike Crewe and Will Kerling

Stipsons Island Road
Cape May County, NJ

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Mike Crewe and Will Kerling

Bog off Joe Mason Road
Cape May County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak: mint fresh and very dark; Horace's Duskywing: a female; Dion Skipper: all very fresh

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Dion Skipper 7

Mike Crewe and Will Kerling

Stipsons Island Trail
Cape May County, NJ

  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1

Mike Crewe

off Steelmantown Road (dirt) near Belleplain, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

7th site for Dion Skippers this year in Cape May County, so far

  • Dion Skipper 2

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton garden in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Question Mark: on dish of gooey fruit; Red-spotted Purple: on dish of gooey fruit; Common Wood-Nymph: on dish of gooey fruit

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Sachem 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 75

Mike Crewe and Will Kerling

Joe Mason Road
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1

Tom Reed

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

Black Swallowtail: male; Juniper Hairstreak: very fresh; Gray Hairstreak: some very fresh, some very worn; Red-spotted Purple: very fresh; Hackberry Emperor: very worn; photo'd; Common Wood-Nymph: uncommon here; Hayhurst's Scallopwing: extremely fresh male; Broad-winged Skipper: likely a new high count for yard

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 9
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 12
  • Broad-winged Skipper 145

Dave Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge
Gloucester County, NJ

Pearl Crescent: on Knapweed; Horace's Duskywing: 1 male & 1 female; Broad-winged Skipper: on Buddleia; Dun Skipper: on Knapweed

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Tom Reed, Sam Galick

Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: six males; two females; Cloudless Sulphur: paused briefly along west path; early?

  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Mike Crewe and Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links Hole # 17
Cape May County, NJ

Sachem: one nectaring on Sweet Pepperbush / first nectar record for this species - 2011

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Mike Crewe and Will Kerling

Upper Champion Road on Power Line
Cape May County, NJ

Striped Hairstreak: very ragged; Horace's Duskywing: a female

  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1