May 2012 Sightings

Sam Galick

Yard in Green Creek
Cape May County, NJ

One southbound individual in good shape @ 3:48PM

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Sandra Keller

Saddler's Woods
Camden County, NJ

Cabbage White: Too many!; 'Summer' Spring Azure: Very fresh looking - my FOS; Zabulon Skipper: All males

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 75
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Pearl Crescent: nectaring on Oxeye Daisy; American Lady: nectaring on Dewberry; American Lady: silked in; Common Buckeye: nectaring on Dewberry; Crossline Skipper: a male on the same ground territory of about a week now; Sachem: all males / nectaring on Dewberry; Dun Skipper: all fresh / nectaring on Dewberry

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Viceroy 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 12
  • Dun Skipper 5

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links - South
Cape May County, NJ

Swallowtail sp.: only quick glimpse / black in color; Cabbage White: one nectaring on Red Clover; Zabulon Skipper: one female; Dun Skipper: nectaring on White Clover

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Swallowtail sp. 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Dun Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a mint fresh male; Spicebush Swallowtail: common now; Cabbage White: This includes a mated pair.; Frosted Elfin: 5 rags with almost no markings! / one fairly fresh one; Juniper Hairstreak: one nectaring on Dewberry Blossoms / all 5 Juniper Hairstreaks had very little green left on them; Red-banded Hairstreak: some nectaring on Dewberry Blossoms; Eastern Tailed-Blue: all fresh males / one nectaring on Black Medic; Variegated Fritillary: fresh and very large; American Lady: some nectaring on Dewberry Blossoms; American Lady: silked in; Common Buckeye: one nectaring on Dewberry Blossoms / one rag runt was seen; Red-spotted Purple: a mint fresh one; Silver-spotted Skipper: nectaring on Dewberry; Northern Cloudywing: fresh ones - digital images of both; Least Skipper: one nectaring on Dewberry Blossoms; Crossline Skipper: one very worn and the other fairly fresh; Sachem: nectaring on Dewberry; Zabulon Skipper: males nectaring on Dewberry / found two fresh females

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 11
  • Cabbage White 27
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 9
  • Frosted Elfin 6
  • Juniper Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 10
  • Little Wood-Satyr 37
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Sachem 8

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: female laying eggs on fennel; Zabulon Skipper: males

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Common Buckeye: fresh; Zabulon Skipper: 1 male, 1 female; nectaring Catmint

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1

Will Kerling

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

Cloudless Sulphur: flying down the power corridor, fromN to S, like the one yesterday / different individual / It was a brighter yellow.; Frosted Elfin: fresh one! / inspecting Wild Indigo; Crossline Skipper: a fresh female - digital image; Little Glassywing: worn

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Frosted Elfin 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Will Kerling

Siegtown Road
Cape May County, NJ

Cabbage White: one nectaring on White Clover; Orange Sulphur: one nectaring on yellow-flowering Wood Sorrel; American Lady: nectaring on Red Clover; Sachem: nectaring on Red and White Clovers

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Sachem 3

Dave Amadio

At church in Barrington
Camden County, NJ

Peck's Skipper: nectaring on white clover

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Will Kerling

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

just after 9 am

  • Cabbage White 1

Chris Tonkinson

Avalon Golf Links - South
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2

Will Kerling

Siegtown Road
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Frosted Elfin: all total rags; Red-banded Hairstreak: nectaring on Dewberry Blossoms; Eastern Tailed-Blue: included a fresh female / it was nectaring on Linaria canadensis and Dewberry Blossoms; Common Buckeye: one was an incredible rag and a runt / left over from late winter and early spring!!; Wild Indigo Duskywing: a very active rag; Least Skipper: nectaring on Dewberry Blossoms; Crossline Skipper: one nectaring on large purple-flowering Vetch sp.; Sachem: nectaring on Dewberry Blossoms; Zabulon Skipper: one fresh female

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Frosted Elfin 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Viceroy 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Cloudywing sp. 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Crossline Skipper 5
  • Sachem 4

Rhea Doherty

downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2

Will Kerling

downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3

Chris Herz

backyard garden, Audubon
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Question Mark: 1 high fly-over plus some very small cats; Northern Cloudywing: My FOY; nectaring on Catmint; Least Skipper: nectaring on Catmint; Zabulon Skipper: a male; Aaron's Skipper: 1 rag

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 21
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Will Kerling

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

American Copper: new brood of fresh males / nectaring on Rabbit-foot Clover; Eastern Tailed-Blue: new brood of fresh males / nectaring on Rabbit-foot Clover

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: female; Cabbage White: again laying eggs on field mustard; Orange Sulphur: nectaring on "profusion orange" zinnias; 'Summer' Spring Azure: nectaring on elderberry flowers; American Lady: faded; Red Admiral: sipping at an orange half; Hayhurst's Scallopwing: nectaring on lantana & verbena; Least Skipper: nectaring on nepeta & "may night" salvia; Zabulon Skipper: 2 males & 1 female

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Court House-Dennisville Road
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Zabulon Skipper: males

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: mint fresh female nectaring on Silky Dogwood; Orange Sulphur: nectaring on Silky Dogwood; 'Summer' Spring Azure: fresh from second brood; around Silky Dogwood; Red-spotted Purple: on Silky Dogwood, appeared to be nectaring; Little Wood-Satyr: numbers down today; Northern Cloudywing: nectaring Catmint; Zabulon Skipper: a female

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Jean Gutsmuth

Forsythe NWR
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 6

Will Kerling

Court House-Dennisville Road
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2

Will Kerling

downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 16

Will Kerling

CRE to WaWa via Rte. 47
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links - South
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Will Kerling

Avalon Boulevard Exit to CMCH via Rte. 9
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2

Will Kerling

Rte 660 N to Rte. 550
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2