May 2012 Sightings

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

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

Dave Amadio

Belleplain S.F.
Cape May County, NJ

Brown Elfin: faded but intact on Tom Field Rd.; Red-banded Hairstreak: most along pine swamp powerline cut; Mourning Cloak: 2 of these on Tom Field Rd. were too fresh to have over-wintered; Northern Cloudywing: have images

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 112
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Holly Azure 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 5
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • American Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 10
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 3

Will Kerling

Cape May, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Question Mark: at Lucky Bones Restaurant parking lot

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Question Mark 1

Dave Amadio

CMBO CRE Garden
Cape May County, NJ

Too windy to cover properly

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Dave Amadio

Hidden Valley
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: female; Pearl Crescent: after 4:30 p.m.; Least Skipper: in the tall grass at the edge of parking area; Zabulon Skipper: male

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Cape May to Rio Grande via Rte. 109 and Rte. 9
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Will Kerling

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a male

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 6

Dave Amadio

Nummy's Island
Cape May County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 2

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: one puddling / both mint fresh; Frosted Elfin: a few rags; Red-spotted Purple: both mint fresh; Viceroy: mint fresh from today - FOY; Little Wood-Satyr: digital image of one; Wild Indigo Duskywing: all rags; Sachem: one female; Zabulon Skipper: both males

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 15
  • Frosted Elfin 12
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 4
  • American Lady 23
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Sachem 17

Dave Amadio

Jake's Landing Rd.
Cape May County, NJ

Pearl Crescent: wind was really picking up 12:15; Zabulon Skipper: 1 male & 1 female

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 13
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Dave Amadio

CMNWR Woodcock
Cape May County, NJ

Sulphur sp.: white form; Juniper Hairstreak: fresh one on Eastern Red Cedar; Common Buckeye: flying around the toadflax; Sachem: the wind prevented the identification of at least 3 more folded wing skippers

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 45
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 1

Cynthia Allen

Rt. 550, Woodbine
Cape May County, NJ

quick glance at dark, flying ST

  • Swallowtail sp. 1

Dave Amadio

Reed's Beach
Cape May County, NJ

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 2

Will Kerling

Rio Grande, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

rapidly flying E to W

  • Red Admiral 1

Will Kerling

Rea Farm
Cape May County, NJ

Pearl Crescent: nectaring on White Clover; Silver-spotted Skipper: nectaring on White Clover and Dewberry Blossoms; Zabulon Skipper: a male

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

'Summer' Spring Azure: ovipositing on Silky Dogwood flower head

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 5

Will Kerling

Jake's Landing Road
Cape May County, NJ

Lady sp.: likely a Painted Lady; Red Admiral: Red Admirals, Question Marks, American Ladies and Orange Sulphurs all migrating down Jake's Landing Road toward Rte. 47 / some kind of movement going on this day and I didn't go to a spot for recording this event / Even at the end of this road, my priority was looking for certain targetbirds.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Lady sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 8
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 22
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Will Kerling

CRE Garden - Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Question Mark: a 'Summer Form'; Sachem: one female; Zabulon Skipper: all males / one nectaring on Common Vetch

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Sachem 5

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, W.Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: nectaring on purple verbena; Cabbage White: 1 was nectaring on wave petunias; Red-banded Hairstreak: FOS for my garden; Question Mark: spent some time on the fruit dish; Sachem: 1 male & 1 female; Zabulon Skipper: 2 males & 1 female. female nectaring on pansies

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2

Mike Russell/Chris Herz

backyard garden, Audubon; photo'd
Camden County, NJ

FOY

  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Dave Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Zabulon Skipper: male

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

'Summer' Spring Azure: on Silky Dogwood; Question Mark: around Hops; Little Wood-Satyr: My FOY; Common Sootywing: About 5PM; my FOY

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 9
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Sootywing 1

Will Kerling

Old Robbins Trail
Cape May County, NJ

Brown Elfin: surprised at number / more surprised that one was fresh!!; Eastern Pine Elfin: very worn; Holly Azure: one neactaring on Mountain Laurel Flowers; Azure, sp.: perhaps, a Summer Azure; Pearl Crescent: nectaring on Indian Strawberry; Question Mark: all 'Summer Forms'; Red Admiral: one nectaring on Holly Flowers!; Juvenal's Duskywing: all rags; Horace's Duskywing: a female

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Brown Elfin 11
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Holly Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 23
  • Question Mark 11
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Will Kerling

Rte. 9 and Avalon Boulevard nearby Field
Cape May County, NJ

Pipevine Swallowtail: a real fresh male! / nectaring alot on Common Vetch - got an underside image; Orange Sulphur: a low number / am sure population will build back up

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 20
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak: nectaring on Dewberry; American Lady: nectaring on Dewberry; Viceroy: mint fresh

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 16
  • Frosted Elfin 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 25
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Viceroy 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 25

Dave Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Sachem: 3 males & 2 females; Zabulon Skipper: all males

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 15
  • Red Admiral 20
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 5

Bill Grant

near Bevan WMA Dividing Creek
Cumberland County, NJ

Wild Indigo Duskywing: laying eggs on Wild Indigo; Cobweb Skipper: very worn

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 19
  • Frosted Elfin 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 4
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Duskywing sp. 7
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Cobweb Skipper 4
  • Dusted Skipper 11

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links to Rte. 83 via Rte. 9
Cape May County, NJ

migrating E to W

  • Red Admiral 2

Mike Russell/Chris Herz

backyard garden, Audubon
Camden County, NJ

released

  • Black Swallowtail 1