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

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

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

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 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

Jack Miller

My yard, Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Gray Hairstreak

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

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 & 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

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

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

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Despite extreme dry conditions, a total of 22 species found this afternoon. Most of the action was along the Delaware River where there is more moisture.A season high count for me of Hackberry Emperors. In addition to the 5 Monarch adults, I found 5 cats on Com.Milkweed.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Viceroy 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 27
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1