July 2011 Sightings

Will Kerling

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

Clouded Sulphur: fresh / a female -got digital images; Variegated Fritillary: very fresh

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Sachem 5

Tom Reed

Forsythe NWR (autoloop)
Atlantic County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: 5 males, 1 female; Red-spotted Purple: near Jen's Trail

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 77
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2

Tom Reed

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

Juniper Hairstreak: five on mountain mint

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 9
  • Broad-winged Skipper 105

Will Kerling

Rte. 608 N and S
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton garden in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: female; Question Mark: on dish of gooey fruit; Eastern Comma: on dish of gooey fruit; Red-spotted Purple: on dish of gooey fruit; Viceroy: on dish of gooey fruit

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 50

Will Kerling

Rte. 9 To Rte. 83 (and back later)
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 3

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links Hole # 17
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Above Power Line heading NE on right side of Road along Rte. 550 N
Cape May County, NJ

Gray Hairstreak: resting on the underside of a Turk's Cap Flower; Red-banded Hairstreak: nectaring on Sweet Pepperbush; Eastern Tailed-Blue: nectaring on Orange Milkwort; Variegated Fritillary: nectaring on Orange Milkwort; Pearl Crescent: nectaring on Orange Milkwort; Question Mark: a 'Summer Form'; Horace's Duskywing: a female egg laying on an Oak Tree sp.; Duskywing sp.: 29 species for the day; Dion Skipper: a different wetland stretch on the power line / 6th location this month in CM Co for Dion skipper for me

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Duskywing sp. 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 12
  • Dion Skipper 6

Will Kerling

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

  • Cabbage White 1

Will Kerling

Power Line just past Big Boat Sales Place going N on Rte. 550
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: a rag nectaring on Turk's Cap; Dion Skipper: a fresh female / digital images

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Dion Skipper 3

Will Kerling

Second Crossing of Power Line on Rte. 608 N (a short stretch both directions)
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tailed-Blue: one nectaring on a plant that looked like Mtn Mint; Pearl Crescent: near on a very tall Goldenrod sp.; American Lady: very fresh

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Will Kerling

downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: nectaring on Petunias

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

'Summer' Spring Azure: on clethra; Question Mark: on ripe bananas; Red Admiral: spent all day nectaring on a variety of flowers, ignoring the fruit dish; Common Buckeye: nectaring on Agastache

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Will Kerling

First Crossing of Power Line on Rte. 608 N - a section to NE
Cape May County, NJ

Juniper Hairstreak: nectaring on a Boneset sp.; Horace's Duskywing: all females

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 3

Will Kerling

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2

Tom Reed and Will Kerling

Power Line off Rte. 83 - S
Cape May County, NJ

Least Skipper: Dion Skipper must have been shading itself deep in the vegetation during this visit.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Tom Reed and Will Kerling

Rte. 550 N Power Line - right side of road access
Cape May County, NJ

Variegated Fritillary: nectaring on Orange Milkwort; Horace's Duskywing: nectaring on Sweet Pepperbush; Dion Skipper: a new species for Tom / We watched a courting flight near ground level.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 17
  • Dion Skipper 7

J&J Connor w/Phil Botanical Club

Hirst Ponds, Galloway
Atlantic County, NJ

Red-spotted Purple: roadside ditch; Horace's Duskywing: one escaped clutches of mantid; Dion Skipper: fun to find in Atlantic Co.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 25
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Dion Skipper 7

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links Hole # 17
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: nectaring on Sweet Pepperbush; Cabbage White: one nectaring on Queen Anne's Lace; Juniper Hairstreak: nectaring on Yarrow; Eastern Comma: near Nettles; American Lady: nectaring on Sweet Pepperbush; Red Admiral: near Nettles; Northern Broken-Dash: nectaring on Sweet Pepperbush; Sachem: nectaring on Sweet Pepperbush; Rare Skipper: nectaring on Sweet Pepperbush / 55th butterfly species for the Links!; Broad-winged Skipper: nectaring on Sweet Pepperbush, Water Willow and Black-eyed Susans; Salt Marsh Skipper: nectaring on Sweet Pepperbush

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 33

Patti Reed

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

male

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1

Will Kerling

South Seaville along Rte. 608 S
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Dave Amadio

Riverwinds Community Ctr, & River Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Cabbage White: all over the purple loosestrife & knapweed; Broad-winged Skipper: surprisingly low number for time & place

  • Cabbage White 60
  • Orange Sulphur 16
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Cynthia Allen

My garden in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: female; Red-banded Hairstreak: mint fresh; 'Summer' Spring Azure: mostly around Silky Dogwood; Question Mark: summer form, around Hops; Hayhurst's Scallopwing: fresh male; Broad-winged Skipper: nectaring Butterfly Bush and A. hyssop

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 50

Jim Dowdell

North Villas Garden
Cape May County, NJ

a patrolling male

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1

Chris Tonkinson and Will Kerling

Triangle Park
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a female laid eggs on Fennel / digital image of one egg; Juniper Hairstreak: The 34th Butterfly Species for this Garden!!; Fiery Skipper: a female and a male / digital images of both sexes; Northern Broken-Dash: a female / digital image

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Chris Tonkinson and Will Kerling

West Cape May, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak: fresh; Hayhurst's Scallopwing: fresh; Horace's Duskywing: worn female; Zabulon Skipper: fresh 2nd brood male

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Will Kerling

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: all males; American Lady: very fresh; Northern Broken-Dash: first for the park for me

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Chris Tonkinson and Will Kerling

Cape May Point, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Red Admiral: near Nettles; Sachem: a female

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Sachem 1

Chris Tonkinson and Will Kerling

Cape May, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2