August 2014 Sightings

Will Kerling

Domestic flower patch near CRE
Cape May County, NJ

Tawny-edged Skipper: includes two females; Zabulon Skipper: males nectaring on Zinnias

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 6
  • Sachem 30
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 20

Steven Glynn

Lehigh Road- Pennsville
Salem County, NJ

Eastern Comma: taking minerals from dirt road at Army Corp gate; Silver-spotted Skipper: conservative count; Zabulon Skipper: conservative count; Broad-winged Skipper: conservative count

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Eastern Comma 9
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 20
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 150

Chip Krilowicz

Haddonfield Yard
Camden County, NJ

  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Chip Krilowicz

Haddonfield Yard
Camden County, NJ

  • American Lady 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links S
Cape May County, NJ

Gray Hairstreak: nectaring on purple-flowering Salvia; Broad-winged Skipper: nectaring on purple-flowering Salvia

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 14

Jack Miller

My yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Sachem: quite a few are complete rags; Zabulon Skipper: 4 male, 1 female

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 10
  • Broad-winged Skipper 10
  • Dun Skipper 2

Will Kerling

Power line-Rt. 83
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: one puddling; Gray Hairstreak: nectaring on Goldenrod sp.; Common Wood-Nymph: includes mated pair and 2 individuals nectaring on Sweet Pepperbush; Horace's Duskywing: 2 males, 1 female; Wild Indigo Duskywing: rag nectaring on Chinese Bush Clover; Northern Broken-Dash: new single day high count; Dion Skipper: nectaring on Sweet Pepperbush

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 32
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 17
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 17
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 7
  • Dion Skipper 4

Will Kerling

Joe Testa's Garden
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 19
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 17
  • Broad-winged Skipper 112

Will Kerling

Jake's Landing Rd. to Rt. 83 via 47
Cape May County, NJ

Zabulon Skipper: mint fresh

  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Will Kerling

Domestic flower patch S of CRE
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: nectaring on Zinnias; Cabbage White: 29 species today

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1

Dave Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Will Kerling

MiddleTownship Bike Path
Cape May County, NJ

Broad-winged Skipper: nectaring on Wisteria flowers

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Home garden in Millville
Cumberland County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: Fresh and perhaps emerged from host plant in my yard planted last year; Red-banded Hairstreak: Fresh pair

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: female; Wild Indigo Duskywing: on false indigo; Zabulon Skipper: males. European Peacock not seen today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Chris Tonkinson

CRE CMBO garden CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Rt. 83
Cape May County, NJ

Gray Hairstreak: a rag female egg laying on tips of Chinese Bush Clover. Digital images of pale green egg,; Horace's Duskywing: a female; Northern Broken-Dash: 1 female

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3

Matt Webster

CMBO Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Pipevine Swallowtail: larvae - all were pretty large. Will attach pics later

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 12

Will Kerling

Rt. 9 from Rt. 83 to CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Silver-spotted Skipper: nectaring on Lavendar; Salt Marsh Skipper: nectaring on Lavendar

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a male; Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: a female nectaring on Buddleia; Delaware Skipper: nectaring on Buddleia and later inside Hibiscus flower

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 12
  • Dun Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Holly Lake
Cape May County, NJ

White M Hairstreak: digital images; Silver-spotted Skipper: all species at Holly Lake nectaring on Sweet Pepperbush; Sachem: a male

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 13
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 64
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Rare Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 36
  • Dun Skipper 3

Will Kerling

Milkweed field S of CRE
Cape May County, NJ

Least Skipper: 15 species of skippers today; Broad-winged Skipper: nectaring on alfalfa flowers

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Shawn Wainwright

In my butterfly garden in Toms River
Ocean County, NJ

Eastern Tailed-Blue: Photo —–>; Little Glassywing: Photo —–>

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • American Lady 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Little Glassywing 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Pipevine Swallowtail: caterpillars still on Dutchman's Pipe vine; Black Swallowtail: female; Appalachian Brown: 6:45 p.m.; Zabulon Skipper: male

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Pipevine Swallowtail 27
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 7
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8

Brian Johnson

Yard in Eldora
Cape May County, NJ

Hayhurst's Scallopwing: unusual in this yard

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1

Will Kerling

Rt. 47 between W. Hand Ave, and Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Mourning Cloak: flying over marsh system; Silver-spotted Skipper: 128+ Silver-Sp. Skippers today

  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Will Kerling

Woodland Village
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a female

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 22
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Sachem 16
  • Broad-winged Skipper 42

Will Kerling

400 Block West Hand
Cape May County, NJ

1 female

  • Cabbage White 3

Snadra Keller

Whites Bog
Burlington County, NJ

Not too much else!

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Will Kerling

MiddleTownship Bike Path
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a female; American Copper: nectaring on Queen Anne's Lace; Juniper Hairstreak: nectaring on Queen Anne's Lace; Gray Hairstreak: nectaring on White Clover; Eastern Tailed-Blue: nectaring on White Clover; Pearl Crescent: nectaring on White Clover; Monarch: flying south; Horace's Duskywing: 1 male, 1 female; Common Sootywing: nectaring on White Clover; Least Skipper: nectaring on White Clover; Zabulon Skipper: 1 fresh male nectaring on Thistle sp.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 11
  • American Copper 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Sootywing 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 7
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: a female nectaring on Buddleia; Gray Hairstreak: nectaring on Mountain Mint; Red-banded Hairstreak: conservative number; Eastern Tailed-Blue: fresh; Red-spotted Purple: female ovipositing on Black Cherry leaf tip; Silver-spotted Skipper: conservative number; Sachem: both females, one very worn; Delaware Skipper: 1 nectaring on White Phlox, 1 in Hibicus blossom

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 26
  • Dun Skipper 1
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