May 2012 Sightings

Chris Herz

Rt. 168 & Kings Hwy, Mt. Ephraim
Camden County, NJ

flying at 7:18 am–57 degrees

  • Red Admiral 1

Will Kerling

CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak: back yard in downtown CMCH!; Eastern Tailed-Blue: a male; Question Mark: Summer Forms'; American Lady: nectaring on Chokecherry Blossoms; Painted Lady: nectaring on Chokecherry Blossoms on N Boyd Street; Red Admiral: nectaring on Snowball Blossoms / 2 Red Admirals actually rapidly migrating W to E

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3

Will Kerling

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

American Lady: nectaring on Dewberry Blossoms

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 9
  • Common Sootywing 1

Chris Herz

backyard garden, Audubon
Camden County, NJ

male, released

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links - South
Cape May County, NJ

Question Mark: both 'Summer Forms'; Zabulon Skipper: a male nectaring on White Clover / digital iamge of my FOY female Zab

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Chris Herz

Glouc. Cty College (GCC) field & wood edge
Gloucester County, NJ

windy conditions, intermittent sun

  • Black Swallowtail 2

Chris Herz

GCC field & wood edge
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Swallowtail sp. 1
  • Anglewing sp. 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: flying rapidly into the wind

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 3

Dave Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Zabulon Skipper: both males

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Frosted Elfin: both very worn; Red-banded Hairstreak: a few nectaring on Chokecherry Blossoms and Dewberry Blossoms; Question Mark: all 'Summer Forms' / not one Eastern Comma yet during this migration of QMs!!!; Little Wood-Satyr: my FOY; Sachem: 4 females; Zabulon Skipper: both males

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 63
  • Frosted Elfin 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 27
  • American Lady 25
  • Red Admiral 60
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Sachem 22

Mike Crewe and Tony Leukering

Fulling Mill Road
Cape May County, NJ

  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

Dave Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

very brief obs.

  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak: last one flying on its own at 6:02 pm; American Lady: a third one was devoured by a Carpenter Bee / digital image of a remaining wing; Red Admiral: the last three were seen on the forest trail at 6:12 pm, 6:17 pm and 6:23 pm

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 8

Dave Amadio

Rt 70 Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Will Kerling

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

Eastern Tailed-Blue: flushing in the light rain; American Lady: flushed in the light rain; Common Sootywing: hidden during the light rain

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Sootywing 1

Dave Amadio

Doctor's office, Medford
Burlington County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Pat Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

nectaring on pansies

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Cynthia Allen

Kimble's Beach-Songbird Trail
Cape May County, NJ

Question Mark: 1 very fresh; Red Admiral: sunning on road; Juvenal's Duskywing: 1 male, 1 female; Sachem: female; Zabulon Skipper: fresh male

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 37
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 17
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links - South
Cape May County, NJ

Horace's Duskywing: a fairly fresh female; Zabulon Skipper: a male

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: fresh male; American Lady: nectaring on Beach Plum and Dewberry

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: male; Zabulon Skipper: male

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Cape May, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

flying rapidly E to W

  • Red Admiral 1

Mike Crewe

Northwood Center
Cape May County, NJ

  • American Snout 1

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Question Mark: as many as American Ladies!; Red Admiral: 33 of them in the forest; Juvenal's Duskywing: was chasing Red Admirals and Question Marks; Horace's Duskywing: a fresh female; Zabulon Skipper: a male

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Frosted Elfin 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 23
  • American Lady 23
  • Red Admiral 49
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 48

Sylvia Armstrong

Rt. 9, Seaville
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Clay Sutton, Jim Dowdell

Pomona area
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 400
  • Frosted Elfin 2
  • Azure, sp. 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Question Mark 40
  • American Lady 150
  • Red Admiral 300
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 35
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Sandra Keller

My garden in Barrington
Camden County, NJ

Came over Mercer Dr. and up and over my fence heading north. Early afternoon. I was weeding for 10 minutes or so before heading to Salem County where I had more. No major concentrations or flights though.

  • Red Admiral 3

Will Kerling

Siegtown Road
Cape May County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 1

Will Kerling

Meadows - TNC
Cape May County, NJ

American Lady: flying at 7:33 am; Red Admiral: flying at 8:35 am

  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Will Kerling

West Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 1