September 2015 Sightings

Sandra Keller

A private garden in Port Norris
Cumberland County, NJ

Sunny, 90 degrees or so, calm winds.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 15
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Jack Connor

Motts Creek Road, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Males, nectaring on climbing boneset.

  • Sachem 2

Sachem

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Including a dark female Eastern Tiger

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Sachem 5

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Jack Miller

My yard, Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Gray Hairstreak

Dave Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Sachem 1

Jack Miller

my yard, Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem a

Pat Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Chris Herz

Wheelabrator Garden, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Short stop in the garden at 5:45 pm

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

David Reese

My house in Mullica Township
Atlantic County, NJ

Luna moth was an unexpected afternoon visitor

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Sachem 2

Luna Moth

Sachem

Least Skipper

Common Buckeye

Dave Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Beth Polvino

My Yard ~~North Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

My FOY Painted Lady in my garden.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 8
  • Sachem 15

Painted Lady

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Chip Krilowicz

Cape Island Creek
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Questionmark eggs

Chip Krilowicz

Triangle Garden
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15

Chip Krilowicz

High Beach Rd & Rt 47
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Chip Krilowicz

Seashore Rd
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

With the lack of rain, numbers seem down. Monarchs were released. 4 black swallowtail cats on fennel & dill (getting fresh dill plants from farmer's market)

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 3

Chip Krilowicz

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 16
  • American Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 13
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 33
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 16
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 15
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 18

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Sachems more numerous every day. Zabulon a female, which for some reason we find here far less often than males. Red-spotted purple very fresh, on bananas (but camera in the house).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 20
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 50

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Beth Polvino

My yard ~~ North Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

Excited to have Cloudless Sulphur female laying eggs on the Partridge Pea plants in my yard

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 19

Cloudless Sulphur

Chris Herz

Rowan College at GC -- Community garden
Gloucester County, NJ

Hot, humid, 90's. butterflies on the zinnias planted in the garden plots

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 19
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 21
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 9
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 16

Jean Gutsmuth

Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Least Skipper 8

Sandra Keller

Mercer Sod IBA
Burlington County, NJ

I was watching for birds at dusk. Mostly cloudy, east winds, 76 degrees. I found it surprising to see butterflies in those conditions. The Monarchs were low in a field with wildflowers and milkweed.

  • Monarch 5

Dave Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Watched as a very fresh female Black Swallowtail went from nectaring on Mexican sunflowers to laying eggs on a potted parsley plant. I was able to find at least 11 eggs.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

Chris Herz & Tedi Marville

Mt. Ephraim garden
Camden County, NJ

Pear tree dropping fruit attracted red-spotted purple, red admiral, & a fresh mourning cloak

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Dave & Pat Amadio

Chestnut Branch Park, Mantua
Gloucester County, NJ

Spent about an hour at the park in the butterfly garden and a walk down to the Beech forest. Was able to show Pat her first Harvester. Limited aphid activity, found one female laying eggs near them.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Harvester 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 29
  • Sachem 47

Chip Krilowicz

Haddonfield yard
Camden County, NJ

Black form of Eastern tiger Swallowtail

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2

Jesse and Jack Connor

The Beanery, Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

45 minute late a.m walk. Goldenrod not quite open yet.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Sachem 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2