June 2012 Sightings

Dave Amadio

National Park, Redbank battlefield
Gloucester County, NJ

American Snout: One on Hackberry, the other nectaring on Oak leaf hydrangea. My first obs. of this sp. at this location

  • Cabbage White 10
  • American Snout 2
  • Question Mark 1

Will Kerling

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

Cabbage White: one nectaring on a Sweet Pea sp.; Orange Sulphur: nectaring on Red Clover and Butterfly Weed; American Copper: nectaring on Rabbit-foot Clover and Butterfly Weed; Silver-spotted Skipper: nectaring on Sweet Pea sp.; Tawny-edged Skipper: nectaring on Sweet Pea sp.; Zabulon Skipper: one female / a male nectaring on Sweet Pea sp.; Aaron's Skipper: nectaring on Sweet Pea sp.; Dun Skipper: nectaring on Sweet Pea sp.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Dave Amadio

Mom's garden, Haddon Heights
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red Admiral 2

Jack Connor

Lake Pam path, Stockton
Atlantic County, NJ

Striped Hairstreak: a little worn already

  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Will Kerling

downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a fresh male; American Snout: hanging around young Hackberry Trees; American Lady: one nectaring on Privet; Lady sp.: hanging out in a Privet Hedgerow - not a good look; Common Buckeye: nectaring on Privet; Silver-spotted Skipper: one nectaring on Privet

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • American Snout 1
  • Lady sp. 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Sandra Keller, Chris Herz

Medford Leas, field trail--field across road
Burlington County, NJ

fresh

  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Sandra Keller, Chris Herz

Medford Leas, field trail
Burlington County, NJ

Cabbage White: Large stands of dogbane, most of butterflies found on it rather than the c. milkweed; in addition found a mourning cloak cat that fell into an excavated turtle nest hole!; American Copper: on trail, dogbane, and yarrow; Coral Hairstreak: could't find until 1:30 pm; near butterfly weed, but not nectaring on it.; Banded Hairstreak: faded, worn & tiny, different from 2 fresh individuals seen on 6/10/12; initially looked liked a small gray, photo'd; Red-banded Hairstreak: near small garden across road, butterfly bush area (not yet in bloom); Question Mark: on stones on sidewalk back to tennis courts; Eastern Comma: on c. milkweed near housing; American Lady: several fresh; Painted Lady: fresh; Red-spotted Purple: woods

  • Cabbage White 40
  • Orange Sulphur 21
  • American Copper 29
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 12
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Gray Hairstreak: mint fresh; Red-banded Hairstreak: in territorial combat in the wooded area; Little Wood-Satyr: fairly fresh

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Will Kerling

CMCH to Avalon Golf Links - South via Rte.9
Cape May County, NJ

fresh one like above one, but this snout was on the road shoulder as a road kill

  • American Snout 1

Dave Amadio

Klot's Bog & RR, Lakehurst
Ocean County, NJ

Bog Copper: some fresh, some worn; Banded Hairstreak: fresh

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Bog Copper 14
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 3

Cynthia Allen and Will Kerling

Dam Road and Rte. 49 along the Tuckahoe River
Atlantic County, NJ

avidly nectaring on Pickrelweed

  • Mulberry Wing 5

Dave Amadio

Rt 547, Lakehurst
Ocean County, NJ

Sulphur sp.: white form; Question Mark: caterpillar on unidentified grass, not feeding; Painted Lady: fresh, nectaring on blue cornflowers; Little Glassywing: mostly nectaring on blue cornflowers

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 10

Cynthia Allen and Will Kerling

Cranberry Bog on powerline that comes off Rte. 605
Cape May County, NJ

Swarthy Skipper: very faded and they were nectaring on Pickrelweed next to Cranberry Bog

  • Bog Copper 22
  • Swarthy Skipper 2

Sandra Keller

Floodgates
Gloucester County, NJ

American Snout: Feeding on the mud at the end of the road. In with 25 or so Admirals.; Lady sp.: In with the Admirals

  • American Snout 1
  • Lady sp. 4

Sandra Keller

Gloucester County, NJ

  • Question Mark 45

Cynthia Allen and Will Kerling

Tarkiln Pond
Cape May County, NJ

American Lady: nectaring on Yarrow / one very small!

  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Jack Connor

Whitesbog
Burlington County, NJ

last instar on path, app searching for pupation site

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Cynthia Allen and Will Kerling

Powerline off Hesstown Road N of Rte. 49
Cumberland County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: one puddling; Edwards' Hairstreak: all immaculate males; Eastern Tailed-Blue: a female nectaring on a species of Milkweed; American Lady: almost all fresh; Red-spotted Purple: inspecting small Cherry Trees out in the wide open powerline

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 3
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Lady 43
  • Common Buckeye 21
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Dave Amadio

Lacey Rd.,Manchester Twp.
Ocean County, NJ

Little Wood-Satyr: very brief obs. of this overgrown habitat

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 12

Cynthia Allen and Will Kerling

Tarkiln Bog
Cape May County, NJ

some nectaring on Cranberry Flowers

  • Bog Copper 8

Cynthia Allen and Will Kerling

Rte. 605 N of Belleplain at Powerline
Cape May County, NJ

  • American Lady 1

Cynthia Allen and Will Kerling

Dirt Road to Tarkiln Bog from Weatherby Road
Cape May County, NJ

Red-spotted Purple: great shape; Little Wood-Satyr: worn and faded

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Dave Amadio

Rt547 Former "milkweed fields",Lakehurst
Ocean County, NJ

  • American Copper 9

Chris Herz & Mike Russell

1/4 mi. approach to Comm. Barry Bridge & on Rt 322 prior
Gloucester County, NJ

while driving on approach to bridge, around 10:35 am. noticed red admirals in flight and also on the road, the shoulder and even in the toll booth lane! Called Sandra K. & Dave. A. Similar experience to the massive flight back in May. On the return trip, counted 25 around 5:30 pm.

  • Red Admiral 1000

Dave Amadio

Collier's Mills WMA
Ocean County, NJ

Coral Hairstreak: 3 nectaring on dogbane, 1 on sandwort; Gray Hairstreak: nectaring on sandwort; American Lady: nectaring on sandwort & dogbane; Common Buckeye: Windy conditions hindered activity here today

  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • American Copper 11
  • Coral Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • American Lady 10
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links - South
Cape May County, NJ

  • Pearl Crescent 1

Chip Krilowicz

Stafford Forge WMA
Ocean County, NJ

  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red Admiral 1

Sandra Keller

A mile or so radius centering on Rt. 130 and the exit for the Commodore Barry bridge.
Gloucester County, NJ

They were all over the roads, both asphalt and dirt. Road edges, rocks, etc. Some were even on flowers nectaring. For example - 30 or so in 3 square ft. on flowers at the Dream Park. Then nothing for a bit, until the next batch. I had about 70 to 80 in a small group at the propane facility along Floodgates. Etc. Etc. Chris first noticed a thousand or so on Rt. 130 and called me. She will have more details later after coming back from PA.

  • Red Admiral 1220

Dave Amadio

Medford Leas
Burlington County, NJ

Cabbage White: from 4:20 to 5:20 p.m.; Coral Hairstreak: nectaring on Com.milkweed; Painted Lady: fresh, nectaring on dogbane; Monarch: cat on Com. milkweed

  • Cabbage White 32
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • American Copper 7
  • Swallowtail sp. 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 9
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 1