May 2012 Sightings

Will Kerling

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

Sachem: one female

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Sachem 4

Chris Herz

Glouc. Cty Coll. field
Gloucester County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: male; Common Checkered-Skipper: FOY, fresh on white clover

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 37
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Cynthia Allen

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

Juniper Hairstreak: 1 fresh; Red Admiral: in forest; Silver-spotted Skipper: nectaring on Multiflora Rose; Horace's Duskywing: male; Zabulon Skipper: all males

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 95
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 7
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Azure, sp. 2
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Will Kerling

downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Zabulon Skipper: a male on territory in a back yard

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Karen Johnson and Dave Lord

Peaslee WMA near First Avenue
Cumberland County, NJ

very early!!

  • Common Wood-Nymph 1

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, W.Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Zabulon Skipper: 2 males 1 fem.

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

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Sachem: female; Zabulon Skipper: male on Catmint

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

J&J Connor

UU meadow, Galloway
Atlantic County, NJ

American Lady: all in larval nests in sweet everlasting

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 12
  • American Lady 2
  • Duskywing sp. 1

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Zabulon Skipper: 1 female; Dun Skipper: fresh male on yellow lantana

  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

J&J Connor

Dark Path, Stockton
Atlantic County, NJ

ovipositing on inkberry holly

  • Holly Azure 1

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Pipevine Swallowtail: first at LT - passing through S to N on powerline corridor; Eastern Pine Elfin: very faded; Red Admiral: deep in the forest; Common Buckeye: onlya couple ofrunts now / Today was the first day this year that the buckeyes were almost all regular-sized ones! / must be migrating in from the south; Silver-spotted Skipper: nectaring on Dewberry; Sachem: 2 females; Zabulon Skipper: a male

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 12
  • Frosted Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Question Mark 5
  • American Lady 19
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • Viceroy 7
  • Little Wood-Satyr 24
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Sachem 28

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links - South
Cape May County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak: most nectaring on Multiflora Rose; Question Mark: a 'Summer Form'; Red-spotted Purple: fresh one; Zabulon Skipper: all males

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 14
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Bill Schuhl

Coral and Cambridge Avenue Garden
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Will Kerling

Siegtown Road
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

J&J Connor

Our garden, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a female, nectaring on Catmint; Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: flying high and rapidly; Spicebush Swallowtail: all flying through rapidly; Red-banded Hairstreak: 5 "treetopping" late afternoon; Silver-spotted Skipper: FOY for yard; Zabulon Skipper: 1 female

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • American Lady 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

J&J Connor

various roadsides
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 6

Will Kerling

downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Jean Gutsmuth

Glassboro Woods WMA
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1

Will Kerling

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

  • Cabbage White 1

Don Freiday

Head of River - Peaslee WMA
Cape May County, NJ

digital image

  • Appalachian Brown 1

C.Herz, S.Keller, & D.Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: 2 males, 1 female; American Copper: fresh, possible start to 2nd brood here; American Lady: mostly nectaring on sand blackberry; Wild Indigo Duskywing: one well worn, and one in a moth like posture on dead vegetation; Crossline Skipper: 3 males, 1 female; Zabulon Skipper: Very strong showing for 1st brood, 10 males & 5 females

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 40
  • American Copper 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 9
  • Red Admiral 10
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 15
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Sachem 8

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Cabbage White: at least, one female; Red-banded Hairstreak: some nectaring on Dewberry; American Lady: nectaring on Dewberry; Common Buckeye: 4 runts and 5 regular-sized ones; Little Wood-Satyr: the population is building; Crossline Skipper: one on same ground territory as yesterday; Little Glassywing: Mint Fresh / digital images of dorsal and ventral sides; Sachem: at least, one female / There were probably more since the wind would; especially, keep the females more low keyed than usual.; Zabulon Skipper: 8 territorial males / some nectaring on Dewberry; Dun Skipper: fresh ones / one a male with a really yellow head / They were nectaring on Dewberry.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 22
  • Frosted Elfin 6
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 11
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Viceroy 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 52
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 49
  • Dun Skipper 2

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Zabulon Skipper: male

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

Dave Amadio

Peden Ave. West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Chip Krilowicz

Double Trouble SP
Ocean County, NJ

Cobweb Skipper: Have photo

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 32
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 3
  • Azure, sp. 4
  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Cobweb Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a fresh male; Question Mark: all 'Summer Forms'; Common Buckeye: one faded runt / the others regular-sized ones; Red-spotted Purple: mint fresh one; Sachem: 2 female; Zabulon Skipper: all males

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 4
  • American Lady 19
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 13
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 11
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 16

Will Kerling

downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Mike Crewe

Nummytown, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

a total rag - digital image

  • Question Mark 1