September 2014 Sightings

Dave Amadio

Chestnut Branch Park
Gloucester County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: one of these with wings shredded and twisted. Possibly a victim of last night's T-storms.; Harvester: photographed two of them today; Harvester: all on same aphid covered limb; Painted Lady: nectaring on orange profusion zinnias; Least Skipper: along the stream bed in the woods; Fiery Skipper: female on mistflower; Tawny-edged Skipper: fresh on mistflower; Sachem: Observed 16 sp. in the butterfly garden here today. Added Harvester and Least Skipper in the woods.; Zabulon Skipper: 3 males, 1 female

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Harvester 4
  • Harvester 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 26

Chris Herz & Mike Russell

Audubon backyard garden
Camden County, NJ

Giant Swallowtail: on zinnia and mexican sunflower, photo'd

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Gray Hairstreak: 2 on same Blue Lobelia flower; Monarch: one captured by Praying Mantis; Zabulon Skipper: 3 females; Dun Skipper: very worn

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Aaron's Skipper 14
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Sachem 16
  • Dun Skipper 1

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Eastern Comma: 1 fresh, 1 very worn and faded; Red Admiral: 1 fresh, 1 very worn and faded; Red-spotted Purple: one was very large, had me thinking Pipevine for a second as it flashed it's brilliant hindwings.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 10
  • Dun Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path
Cape May County, NJ

Sachem: a male and a female

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2

Will Kerling

Milkweed Field just S. of CRE
Cape May County, NJ

  • Monarch 1

Will Kerling

400 Block W. Hand Ave.
Cape May County, NJ

Gray Hairstreak: very fresh; nectaring on White Clover; Common Sootywing: very worn and nectaring on White Clover; Sachem: 1 female; Zabulon Skipper: a female

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Will Kerling

Jake's Landing Rd.
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a male; Gray Hairstreak: nectaring on Chinese Bush Clover; Eastern Tailed-Blue: nectaring on Chinese Bush Clover;several females egg-laying on Chinese Bush Clover; Pearl Crescent: includes a mated pair; nectaring on Chinese Bush Clover; Tawny-edged Skipper: nectaring on Chinese Bush Clover; Sachem: nectaring on Chinese Bush Clover; Zabulon Skipper: a female; Aaron's Skipper: nectaring on Chinese Bush Clover and Water Willow; Salt Marsh Skipper: nectaring on Chinese Bush Clover

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 22
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 17
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Sachem 21

Chris Herz & Mike Russell

Wheelabrator, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Orange Sulphur: white form; Monarch: 2 early instars, 2 late; on c. milkweed

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 17
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 12
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Brian Johnson

Powerline off Wetherby Rd.
Cape May County, NJ

on Meadow Beauty flower

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Dave Amadio

Magnolia garden village, Magnolia
Camden County, NJ

Sachem: mostly on buddleias for sale

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sachem 12

Will Kerling

CRE CMBO garden, CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

American Lady: nectaring on Sedum, Goldenrod sp., Eupatorium sp., and Mountain Mint; Zabulon Skipper: 1 female; Aaron's Skipper: one nectaring on Chicory flower; Broad-winged Skipper: nectaring on Anise hyssop and Sedum

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 29
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 13
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 7
  • Aaron's Skipper 14
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 15
  • Crossline Skipper 3
  • Sachem 66
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Chris Herz

Audubon backyard garden
Camden County, NJ

Monarch: laying eggs on tropical milkweed; Wild Indigo Duskywing: fresh female, laying eggs on Wild Indigo; Peck's Skipper: on blue mistflower

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4

Dave Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Sachem: all nectaring on a potted "Black Knight" Buddleia

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Chris Tonkinson

S. Dennis Garden
Cape May County, NJ

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1

Brian Johnson

Rt. 555 Right-of-way
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Southern Cloudywing 1

Will Kerling

High's Beach
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: one was a rag nectaring on Pokeweed flowers; Hackberry Emperor: digital image; Hayhurst's Scallopwing: nectaring on purple-flowering Salvia; Zabulon Skipper: 1 female

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Sachem 6

Chris Tonkinson and Will Kerling

Downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Will Kerling

Jake's Landing Rd.
Cape May County, NJ

  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Zabulon Skipper: 2 females

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Aaron's Skipper 10
  • Sachem 14

Shawn Wainwright

My butterfly garden in Toms River
Ocean County, NJ

Gray Hairstreak: Photo ——->; Monarch: Photo ——->; Northern Broken-Dash: Photo ——->; Sachem: Photo ——->

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 9

Will Kerling

Natali Vineyard, Rt. 47
Cape May County, NJ

flying W to E

  • Monarch 1

Dave Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Sachem: 5 of these on a potted "Black Knight" Buddleia

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6

Brian Johnson

North Cape May Garden
Cape May County, NJ

  • White M Hairstreak 1

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tailed-Blue: 1 male, 3 females; nectaring on White Clover; Least Skipper: fresh ones nectaring on White Clover; Sachem: fairly even mix of males and females

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 26

Will Kerling

400 Block W. Hand Ave.
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tailed-Blue: females; Question Mark: worn 'summer form'; Sachem: 1 female; nectaring on White Clover

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Sachem 3

Will Kerling

Downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Monarch: flying E to W; Sachem: nectaring on Red and White Clover and Sedum

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Lady sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 37

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Zabulon Skipper: 2 females

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Aaron's Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Sachem 10

Chris Herz

Rowan Col @GC Comm. garden
Gloucester County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: late in the day observations

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 22
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Sachem 21