May 2012 Sightings

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Zabulon Skipper: male

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Cynthia Allen

Rt. 47/Southville Diner
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 3

Will Kerling

CMCH,NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Zabulon Skipper: a territorial male

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Court House-Dennisville Road
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 5

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Question Mark: moving through the yard, inspecting Hops

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Question Mark 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1

Sandra Keller

Peek Preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

American Lady: In the garden.; Sachem: A male nectaring in the garden.; Dun Skipper: The garden

  • American Lady 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Will Kerling

CRE Garden - Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Question Mark: both 'Summer Forms' and near the hops; American Lady: a pale rag; Red Admiral: found Cats on Stinging Nettles (digital image); Red Admiral: probably more / I peeled back young leaves silked togetherat the tip of Stinging Nettles in two places and each had a tiny RA Cat.; Swarthy Skipper: 7 skipper species in the garden out of 13 butterfly species recorded; Tawny-edged Skipper: fresh; Sachem: a male and a female; Zabulon Skipper: all territorial males / one was a rag; Aaron's Skipper: some were worn; Dun Skipper: a rag

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Aaron's Skipper 15
  • Swarthy Skipper
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Cynthia Allen

CRMC lot, CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Lady 1

Dave Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Horace's Duskywing: female; Zabulon Skipper: male

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Cynthia Allen

Rt. 47/CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4

Cynthia Allen

Kimble's Beach Rd. end
Cape May County, NJ

Juniper Hairstreak: nectaring on white flowering shrub with Aaron's; Aaron's Skipper: nectaring on white flowering shrub

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Aaron's Skipper 15

Will Kerling

CMCH to AGL-S via Rte. 9
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 7

Will Kerling

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

Cabbage White: a female nectaring on Red Clover; American Copper: fresh males / a second brood starting here; Zabulon Skipper: a male on territory

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Chris Tonkinson

Goshen - Swainton Road
Cape May County, NJ

Swallowtail sp.: most likely, a female Papilio polyxenes

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Swallowtail sp. 1

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

late day find after an out of state butterfly trip

  • Cabbage White 1

Chris Tonkinson

Rte. 47 and Court House-Dennisvile Roads at the Light
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak: 1 very fresh; Question Mark: around Hops; Zabulon Skipper: a male

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Question Mark 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links - South
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: worn; Cabbage White: nectaring on Japanese Honeysuckle and Red Clover; Zabulon Skipper: both males

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Will Kerling

downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Question Mark: a 'Summer Form'; Zabulon Skipper: a female and a male in two different places

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Question Mark 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Shawn Wainwright

Bass River State Forest
Burlington County, NJ

oviposting on Inkberry Holly

  • Holly Azure 1

Cynthia Allen

Kimble's Beach Songbird Trail
Cape May County, NJ

American Lady: 1 a total rag; Zabulon Skipper: males

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 35
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

J&J Connor

Our yard, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Silver-spotted Skipper: ovipositing on black locust; Zabulon Skipper: female

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Siegtown Road
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tailed-Blue: a male; American Lady: nectaring on White Clover and it was a pale rag; Sachem: nectaring on Red Clover and White Clover

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Sachem 1

Chris Tonkinson

Avalon Golf Links - South
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links - South
Cape May County, NJ

Cabbage White: first one at 9:04 am; Red Admiral: in forest; Red Admiral: silked in leaves atop a Nettles sp.; Silver-spotted Skipper: on territory and it was chasing anything that got near; Zabulon Skipper: 2 females / one being courted and the other fresh out of the chrysalis - wings still bent

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: several late instar cats cont.; Question Mark: many QM's coming in my yard lately are quite tattered; Little Wood-Satyr: 1 nectaring on Silky Dogwood bloom; Least Skipper: My FOY; Zabulon Skipper: a male; Aaron's Skipper: FOY in garden; on Catmint; Dun Skipper: My FOY; on Catmint

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Sylvia Armstrong

N. Boyd St., CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2

Will Kerling

The eastern most powerline off Siegtown Road toward Goshen-Swainton Road
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: one inspecting a small Sassafras Tree / two were in a courting flight; Cloudless Sulphur: 61st butterfly species for May 2012!! / It was flying from the N to S and the bug was in great shape.; American Lady: a pale and small rag; Red-spotted Purple: one immaculate and the other totally worn out / both inspecting Black Cherry; Sachem: a male

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Sachem 1

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Cabbage White: one was laying eggs on field mustard; American Lady: nectaring on Nepeta; Hayhurst's Scallopwing: including a mating pair; Common Sootywing: nectared briefly on lantana; Zabulon Skipper: 2 males & 1 female; Dun Skipper: nectaring on purple lantana

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 3
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Will Kerling

First powerline from Rte. 9 between Siegtown and Goshen-Swainton Roads
Cape May County, NJ

a territorial male

  • Zabulon Skipper 1