August 2013 Sightings

P & C Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Monarch: male

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5

Cynthia Allen

Woodbine area
Cape May County, NJ

  • Common Wood-Nymph 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Variegated Fritillary: FOY in garden; Horace's Duskywing: a male; Zabulon Skipper: a male; Dun Skipper: a female

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Jesse Amesbury

The Rea Farm (Beanery)
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Tonkinson&Kerling

Beach Drive - N CM
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

AWS & GCNC trip

Alloway, Marilyn Patterson's garden & adjoining field
Salem County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8

Gutsmuth & Herz

Alloway Municipal garden
Salem County, NJ

Cabbage White: 15 species here; added 3 add'l after Marilyn's garden–31 total for morning observations; Red-spotted Purple: a rag; Zabulon Skipper: incl a mated pair

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Dave Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge butterfly garden & field
Gloucester County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: male; Orange Sulphur: one on blue vervain; Pearl Crescent: 22 species in 28 min. here; Red-spotted Purple: puddling in parking lot; Viceroy: nectaring on buddleia; Swarthy Skipper: nectaring on purple salvia, purple buddleia, & blue vervain; Least Skipper: on blue vervain; Tawny-edged Skipper: on blue vervain; Zabulon Skipper: 8 males 1 female; Dun Skipper: on blue vervain

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Swarthy Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 17
  • Dun Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Congress Hall
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2

JJ Connor & guests

Jack& Jesse's garden, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Cabbage White: To those who were there: feel free to add to this list, both species & individual totals.; Red-banded Hairstreak: nectaring on cut leaf coneflower; American Snout: female laying eggs on Hackberry; Common Buckeye: on mountain mint

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Sachem 1

Cynthia Allen

CMCH-Woodbine via Rt. 47
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 6

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: 3 males 2 females; Spicebush Swallowtail: 2 males & 1 female. female laid egg on sassafras; Eastern Tailed-Blue: nectared on melampodium. This flower rarely visited by butterflies; Zabulon Skipper: 5 males 4 females

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 4

AWS & GCNC trip

Alloway, MP's garden & field
Salem County, NJ

Cloudless Sulphur: first bug flying w/overcast skies; 28 species – grass skippers came alive with short period of sun around 10:40 am; Common Wood-Nymph: fresh; Monarch: on common & tropical milkweeds

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 13
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 25
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 12
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Jesse Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Chris Tonkinson

North Cape May Garden
Cape May County, NJ

just after 8 am

  • Monarch 1

Will Kerling

Cape May, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1

B. Polvino, J McCann, W. Kerling

North Cape May Garden
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: preparing for the 'J' position on the side of house; Black Swallowtail: Jenny found the chrysalis deep inside a Fennel Plant - digital images.; Monarch: Jenny found the chrysalis deep inside a Fennel Plant - digital images.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch 1

McCann, Polvino & Tonkinson

North Cape May Garden
Cape May County, NJ

We all watched a fresh Monarch clinging from a chrysalis while its wings were drying.

  • Monarch 1

P & C Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Monarch: male

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5

Jenny McCann & Beth Polvino

North Cape May Garden
Cape May County, NJ

  • Monarch 5

Will Kerling

North Cape May Garden
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a female / egg laying on Curly parsley; Gray Hairstreak: 13 butterfly sp. in the garden today - 16 bfly sp. yesterday; Eastern Tailed-Blue: a female; Monarch: first one at 7:07 am; Common Sootywing: worn one, nectaring on Catmint / 32 butterfly species now documented in this new garden; Zabulon Skipper: 2 females

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 9

J. McCann & W. Kerling

North Cape May Garden
Cape May County, NJ

last instar on Curly Parsley

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Dave Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: 2 males, 1 female; Spicebush Swallowtail: 1 on mimosa; Anglewing sp.: these two fast ones got away

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 33
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 11
  • Least Skipper 1

Tonkinson&Kerling

Dune along Beach Drive - NCM
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Jesse Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Chris Tonkinson

S&man Boulevard
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Chris Herz

backyard garden, Audubon
Camden County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: female; 'Summer' Spring Azure: on sweet pepperbush; Red-spotted Purple: on fruit; Zabulon Skipper: male; Dun Skipper: fresh

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a male; Fiery Skipper: FOY; a bright male; Zabulon Skipper: a male & a female

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Will Kerling

S&man Boulevard
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1