September 2013 Sightings

Will Kerling

Congress Hall
Cape May County, NJ

Cloudless Sulphur: one nectaring on Hibiscus Flowers - digital images; Salt Marsh Skipper: an amazing surprise!! / only second individual SM Skipper in 7 years of butterflying south of the canal / mint fresh - great digital images

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Jack Miller

My backyard, Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4

Chip Krilowicz

Wheelabrator WR
Gloucester County, NJ

Giant Swallowtail: Two quick flyby looks as close as 6 ft.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Viceroy 15
  • Hackberry Emperor 12
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Sachem 3

Will Kerling

North Cape May Garden
Cape May County, NJ

American Lady: really fresh

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Sunset Beach
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: 1 black female; American Lady: 1 rag, 1 fresh; Sachem: 1 female captured by Argiope spider; Zabulon Skipper: 2 females; Dun Skipper: a female

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 6
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Sachem 8
  • Dun Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Sunset Boulevard
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2

Will Kerling

Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sachem 1

Chris Tonkinson

Triangle Garden
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: egg laying on Sassafras

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1

Chris Tonkinson

North Cape May Garden
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: both males

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sachem 37

Jack Miller

my backyard, Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Variegated Fritillary: fresh; Fiery Skipper: male; Zabulon Skipper: female

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 30

Tonkinson&Kerling

Sunset Beach
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2

Chris Tonkinson

Sunset Boulevard
Cape May County, NJ

  • Common Buckeye 1

J&J Connor

our yard, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: all worn; Sachem: mostly males, many very fresh

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 30

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, W.Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Sachem 3

Will Kerling

Beach Drive - NCM
Cape May County, NJ

came from the Delaware Bay - flying W to E

  • Monarch 1

Chris Herz

Audubon backyard garden
Camden County, NJ

White M Hairstreak: fresh, on sedum–photo'd; Monarch: male, patrolling; mated pair seen later in day & another male

  • Cabbage White 3
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Sachem 2

Tonkinson&Kerling

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a male; Question Mark: a 'Summer Form'; Viceroy: mint fresh; Sachem: a female; Zabulon Skipper: both males

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Viceroy 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Sachem 1

Brian Johnson

Manumuskin Preserve - TNC
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 3

Tonkinson&Kerling

Triangle Garden
Cape May County, NJ

Cloudless Sulphur: one a female; Sachem: both females; Broad-winged Skipper: being chased by a Silver-spotted Skipper

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Brian Johnson

Large Field of White Clover & Thistle - near Eldora
Cape May County, NJ

Sachem: coming on strong everywhere

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 22

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden,W.Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Chris Tonkinson

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

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2

Will Kerling

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

  • Cabbage White 1

Chris Herz

Newton Lake Park
Camden County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1

Mike Hannisian

South Cape May Meadows
Cape May County, NJ

fresh male photo'd

  • Little Yellow 1

Will Kerling

North Cape May Garden
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: 3 females egg laying on Curly Parsley / 3 males; Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: a yellow female egg laying in a Black Cherry Tree; Cabbage White: includes a mated pair; Question Mark: a 'Summer Form'; Monarch: 4 females egg layng on Common & Tropical Milkweed; Monarch: eating a Tropical Milkweed Leaf - last Instar; Sachem: around half were females; Zabulon Skipper: 3 females

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Sachem 40

Chris Herz

Audubon backyard garden
Camden County, NJ

Monarch: drying out after first downpour in am; 2nd female worn–later in afternoon

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: a fresh, black form female; Red-banded Hairstreak: 1 rag, 1 mint fresh; American Lady: a rag; Zabulon Skipper: 1 female

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5
  • Aaron's Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 9

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path
Cape May County, NJ

Least Skipper: one nectaring on White Clover; Sachem: one nectaring on White Clover

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 20