August 2013 Sightings

Will Kerling

Railroad Tracks running through downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a fresh female; American Snout: saw a fresh one only a few feet away below eye level

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • American Snout 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5

Cynthia Allen

Quinton
Salem County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Swallowtail sp. 1

Cynthia Allen

Rt. 47, Delmont-Buckshutem
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4

Will Kerling

Power Line between Acme Market & MTBP
Cape May County, NJ

Juniper Hairstreak: saw four species of hairstreaks today - Juniper, Gray, Red-b&ed & White M Hairstreaks!!; White M Hairstreak: both fresh & nectaring on Sweet Pepperbush; Gray Hairstreak: nectaring on Sweet Pepperbush; Eastern Tailed-Blue: nectaring on Boneset sp.; American Lady: nectaring on Boneset sp.; Horace's Duskywing: both females; Zabulon Skipper: all mint fresh males

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 17
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 21
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 1

Cynthia Allen

Bridgeton area
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4

Cynthia Allen

Salem City
Salem County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 3

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Red Admiral: mostly on fruit dish; Zabulon Skipper: 5 males, 2 females

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: 5 males; Common Wood-Nymph: nectaring on Buddleia; Horace's Duskywing: a male; Delaware Skipper: 1 in bottom of Hibiscus blossom covered with pollen; Zabulon Skipper: a male; Broad-winged Skipper: some fairly worn

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 10

Chris Tonkinson

Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Dave Amadio

Riverwinds Community Center
Gloucester County, NJ

Common Buckeye: fresh; Wild Indigo Duskywing: all very fresh; Delaware Skipper: fresh, I think my first in Glouco this year.; Broad-winged Skipper: usually abundant here at this point.

  • Cabbage White 21
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Will Kerling

North Cape May Garden
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: male, female; Black Swallowtail: more, didn't count them all!; American Lady: mint fresh; Sachem: a worn male; Zabulon Skipper: mint fresh, female & male

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 41
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Sandra Keller

Everywhere
Cumberland County, NJ

They are just all over!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 30

Polvino & Kerling

North Cape May Garden
Cape May County, NJ

eating milkweed leaves

  • Monarch 3

Dave Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Red Admiral: Obs. from parking lot only

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Dave Amadio

Woodbury Community Garden
Gloucester County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: final instar cat on fennel; Spicebush Swallowtail: nectaring on phlox; Zabulon Skipper: all males

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Will Kerling

West Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Will Kerling

Rio Gr&e
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Dave Amadio

Hessian Ave.,& Crown Pt.Rd.
Gloucester County, NJ

on buddleia

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Sandra Keller

Strawberry Ave.
Cumberland County, NJ

Heading north up a field.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

P & C Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Chris Herz

Backyard garden, Audubon
Camden County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: both fresh, male & female; Spicebush Swallowtail: (Light drizzle, cloudy) released, male; & later a female laying eggs on spicebush; Gray Hairstreak: on mt. mint; fresh; 'Summer' Spring Azure: 2 on mt. mint; Zabulon Skipper: FOS here–male; very few skippers

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Cape May to Rio Gr&e-Rte. 9
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Will Kerling

Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Swallowtail sp. 1

Dave Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: male; Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: one on mimosa; Cabbage White: Good action here for an overcast day. Saw a striped skunk in the overgrown locust grove.; Red-banded Hairstreak: scarce around here so far this year; Hayhurst's Scallopwing: My first in NJ this year. Surprisingly absent from my garden so far. One was nectaring on yellow sweet clover; Zabulon Skipper: 17 males, 6 females

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 81
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 29
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Viceroy 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 16
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 23
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Dave Amadio

Wheelabrator Butterfly Garden
Gloucester County, NJ

Eastern Tailed-Blue: did not walk through the chigger filled field where there are many more ETB's; Common Buckeye: fresh; Red-spotted Purple: really poor condition; Swarthy Skipper: Obs. made from garden & surrounding field only; Zabulon Skipper: 3 males, 2 females

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8

Jim Dowdell

Cox Hall Creek - WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Appalachian Brown: basking with its wings open

  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Delaware Skipper 3

Brian Johnson

Port Norris, NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Question Mark 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak: all on Mountain Mint; Horace's Duskywing: a female; Northern Broken-Dash: a female; Delaware Skipper: 1 in Hibiscus blossom; Zabulon Skipper: a male; Salt Marsh Skipper: first of second brood

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 10

J&J Connor

our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak: fresh; have been scarce here; 'Summer' Spring Azure: most on Aralia spinosa; Zabulon Skipper: male

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Gibson Reynolds

Saddlers Woods
Camden County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 1