July 2011 Sightings

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

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

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Gray Hairstreak: nectaring on Mountain mint & purple lantana; Horace's Duskywing: FOS here, 1 male & 1 female; Sachem: FOS here, finally made it to Gloucester County

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Mike Crewe and Will Kerling

Pickle Pond
Cumberland County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a fresh male; American Snout: landed on Will's hat; Silver-spotted Skipper: on Button Bush; Sachem: 2 females; Broad-winged Skipper: nectaring on Button Bush

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 6

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

Mike Crewe and Will Kerling

MacKay Crossing Road
Cape May County, NJ

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Mike Crewe and Will Kerling

Eldora, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

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

Dave Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Cabbage White: mostly on pickerel weed; American Copper: on yarrow; Pearl Crescent: on swamp milkweed; Eastern Comma: fresh; Red Admiral: in parking area; Red-spotted Purple: in parking area; Silver-spotted Skipper: on pickerel weed; Least Skipper: a slow year for this sp. so far in Camden & Gloucester Counties; Broad-winged Skipper: on pickerel weed

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 30
  • American Copper 1
  • Swallowtail sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Tom Reed

Kimble's Beach Rd (former refuge HQ)
Cape May County, NJ

Juniper Hairstreak: all of the following found nectaring on sweet pepperbush; Rare Skipper: fairly worn

  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 6

Mike Crewe and Will Kerling

Chestnut Street in Belleplain, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Mike Crewe and Will Kerling

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

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4

Jesse Connor

Our garden, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Pipevine Swallowtail: one fml apparently searching pipevine to oviposit; perhaps both doing so; both might come from eggs on this same vine in early June.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • American Snout 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton garden in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • Juniper Hairstreak 1

Cynthia Allen

My garden in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Juniper Hairstreak: fresh, FOY in my garden; Broad-winged Skipper: bumper crop of Praying Mantises preying on these

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 45

Dave Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Will Kerling

Cape May County, NJ

all nectaring on Black-eyed Susans

  • Sachem 6

Will Kerling

downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Silver-spotted Skipper: nectaring on Butterfly Bush; Broad-winged Skipper: one nectaring on Bee Balm (Purple)

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 11
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Tom Reed

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

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: fresh male; Juniper Hairstreak: all fresh; Common Checkered-Skipper: only 2nd yard record; nectaring on white sweet clover

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 6
  • Sachem 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper 125

Will Kerling

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

  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: Cats, 8 on fennel & 1 on parsley; 'Summer' Spring Azure: on agastache; Common Buckeye: FOS in garden; Red-spotted Purple: fresh on watermelon rind; Northern Broken-Dash: FOS in garden

  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Will Kerling

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

Horace's Duskywing: a female; Sachem: onbe nectaring on Echinacea

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 3

Will Kerling

downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a female; Cabbage White: one nectaring on Echinacea; Question Mark: a fresh 'Summer Form'; Horace's Duskywing: both nectaring on Echinacea

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 1

J&J Connor

Our garden, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Pipevine Swallowtail: diff adult than above; emerged this morning from chrysalis (formed 6/22); from same eggs as above; Pipevine Swallowtail: 5th instar wandering up sidewalk from pipevine; same eggs as above – interesting timing difference. siblings flying while this one not yet pupating.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1

Will Kerling

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

Black Swallowtail: a fresh male; Sachem: 2 females

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Sachem 7

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton garden in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • American Snout 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Rare Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Leaming's Run
Cape May County, NJ

Striped Hairstreak: very worn / got digital image; Little Wood-Satyr: The 59th butterfly species for Leaming's Run. / Couldn't understand why this one was showing for the inventory in the past.; Rare Skipper: The 58th butterfly species for Leaming's Run - a surprise! / got digital images

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Sachem 24
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links Hole # 17
Cape May County, NJ

Sachem: one nectaring on Black-eyed Susans

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sachem 5

Clay Sutton, Jim Dowdell

near Pomona
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Striped Hairstreak 1

Cynthia Allen

My garden in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: fresh male+several large cats and crysalises; Red-spotted Purple: fresh, FOY for garden

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1