August 2011 Sightings

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links Hole # 17
Cape May County, NJ

near Mimosa

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Will Kerling

downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a male nectaring on Mimosa Blossoms; Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: a male nectaring on Mimosa Blossoms; Red-banded Hairstreak: one nectaring on Butterfly Weed; American Snout: near Hackberry Trees; Sachem: a female

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton's garden in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: female; Question Mark: on dish of gooey fruit; Eastern Comma: on dish of gooey fruit

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 5
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 2

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton's 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; Hackberry Emperor: on dish of gooey fruit; Appalachian Brown: on dish of gooey fruit; Common Wood-Nymph: on dish of gooey fruit

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 13
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Jack Connor

Our yard & garden, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Pipevine Swallowtail: or more…early instars; Cabbage White: far fewer than two weeks ago; Red-banded Hairstreak: very fresh

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Dave Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak: both on mountain mint; Zabulon Skipper: all males

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links Hole # 17
Cape May County, NJ

Pearl Crescent: nectaring on Water Willow; Red Admiral: nectaring on Water Willow; Common Buckeye: nectaring on Water Willow; Monarch: nectaring on Water Willow; Silver-spotted Skipper: nectaring on Water Willow; Sachem: a male; Zabulon Skipper: nectaring on Water Willow; Aaron's Skipper: nectaring on Water Willow; Broad-winged Skipper: nectaring on Water Willow

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 12

Dave Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak: on Dogbane

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Cynthia Allen

My garden in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tailed-Blue: 1 large, very fresh; Monarch: About a dozen 1st instar cats on Swamp Mw; Zabulon Skipper: male; Aaron's Skipper: first of 2nd brood

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links Hole # 17
Cape May County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak: one nectaring on Water Willow; Eastern Tailed-Blue: rags - both females; 'Summer' Spring Azure: one nectaring on a domestic pink-flowering Spirea sp.; American Lady: nectaring on Water Willow; Red Admiral: fresh; Silver-spotted Skipper: nectaeing on Water Willow and Sweet Pepperbush; Horace's Duskywing: a female nectaring on Black-eyed Susans; Little Glassywing: mint fresh; Sachem: 2 males nectaring on Black-eyed Susans and a female nectaring on Water Willow; Delaware Skipper: near a Butterfly Bush; Zabulon Skipper: 2 fresh females; Broad-winged Skipper: nectaring on Black-eyed Susans, Water Willow and Sweet Pepperbush; Salt Marsh Skipper: nectaring on Sweet Pepperbush

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 11
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 7
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 22

Glen Davis, Tony Leukering, Mike Crewe

Fulling Mill Rd.
Cape May County, NJ

North side of road at beginning of trail that starts by the west guardrail (of the two on the road) and heads north into the Fishing Creek woods

  • Hoary Edge 1

Jack Connor

Our yard & garden, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

first we've had in yard in weeks

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Cape May 4th of July Butterfly Count Participants

Cape May Count Circle
Cape May County, NJ

Salt Marsh Skipper: A Total of 45 Butterfly Species / One is already entered (entry # 282) under Glen Davis and Tony Leukering - Hoary Edge.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 17
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 13
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 100
  • Cabbage White 70
  • Orange Sulphur 29
  • American Copper 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 238
  • Juniper Hairstreak 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 15
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 104
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 90
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 63
  • Question Mark 50
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 9
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 14
  • Common Buckeye 100
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Viceroy 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Appalachian Brown 8
  • Common Wood-Nymph 20
  • Monarch 157
  • Duskywing sp. 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 46
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 22
  • Horace's Duskywing 24
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Common Sootywing 14
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 96
  • Zabulon Skipper 45
  • Aaron's Skipper 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 9
  • Least Skipper 13
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 7
  • Delaware Skipper 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper 124
  • Dun Skipper 4

Jim Dowdell

Villas Garden
Cape May County, NJ

Pipevine Swallowtail: quite tattered; Question Mark: extra large!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Question Mark 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton's garden in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Question Mark: on dish of gooey fruit; Appalachian Brown: on dish of gooey fruit

  • Question Mark 10
  • Appalachian Brown 2

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links Hole # 17
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: nectaring on Mimosa Blossoms / one sipping rain drops from wet leaves; Eastern Tailed-Blue: fresh one; 'Summer' Spring Azure: nectaring on Sweet Pepperbush Blossoms; Pearl Crescent: one nectaring on Water Willow; Question Mark: a fresh 'Summer Form'; Common Buckeye: nectaring on Water Willow; Little Wood-Satyr: in the woods; Monarch: three nectaring on Water Willow; Fiery Skipper: a female nectaring on Water Willow Blossoms; Little Glassywing: one nectaring on Water Willow; Sachem: a female; Zabulon Skipper: all fresh males!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Zabulon Skipper 17
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 31

Chris Herz

Backyard garden, Audubon
Camden County, NJ

  • Monarch 4

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Zabulon Skipper: 1 male & 1 female

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton's garden in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Question Mark: on dish of gooey fruit; Red-spotted Purple: on dish of gooey fruit; Hackberry Emperor: on dish of gooey fruit

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Dave Amadio

National Park Municipal bldg. garden
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Sandra Keller

Floodgates
Gloucester County, NJ

Pipevine Swallowtail: Possibly 2, but didn't get a good look at the second.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1

Rhea Doherty

N Boyd Street Garden
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Will Kerling

CMCH to Indian Trail Road via Rte. 9
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links Hole # 17
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: one had three wing segments and it was nectaring on Purple Petunia / another nectaring on Red Clover; Gray Hairstreak: nectaring on Sedum; Red Admiral: nectaring on Water Willow; Monarch: nectaring on Swamp Milkweed; Fiery Skipper: a female nectaring on Water Willow; Sachem: 2 males and a female / males nectaring on Black-eyed Susans and female sipping nectar from Water Willow; Delaware Skipper: nectaring on Water Willow; Zabulon Skipper: 6 males and 2 females / a female was nectaring on Self Heal; Broad-winged Skipper: one nectaring on Sedum

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 23
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 33

J&J Connor

UU church garden, Galloway
Atlantic County, NJ

fresh summer form

  • Question Mark 1

Cynthia Allen

My garden in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

mint fresh male, plus about 15 good-sized cats

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Rhea Doherty

N Boyd Street Garden
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2

Will Kerling

downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Swallowtail sp. 1
  • Monarch 1

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links Hole # 17
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: one nectaring on Swamp Milkweed; Pearl Crescent: nectaring on Water Willow; Question Mark: rag 'Summer Form'; Monarch: nectaring on Swamp Milkweed; Least Skipper: all fresh; Northern Broken-Dash: nectaring on Water Willow; Little Glassywing: fresh and nectaring on Water Willow; Sachem: one female; Zabulon Skipper: four females / one nectaring on Sweet Pepperbush and another on Water Willow

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Zabulon Skipper 14
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8