September 2015 Sightings

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Gray Hairstreak looked like it was ovipositing on lady in red salvia. 1 Monarch female released.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (dark female)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (dark female)

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Clay Sutton, Jim Dowdell

SW of Pomona, NJ
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 20

Matt Webster

My Backyard, Cedarbrook, NJ
Camden County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 10

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Also found at least 7 Black Swallowtail cats on parsley. Observed egg laying on 9/5. Red Admiral was fresh and the first observed here in three weeks.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Sandra Keller

Mad Horse Creek WMA
Salem County, NJ

Cold, 55 to 60 degrees, windy, sunny. And yet I had butterflies. Along the road I was birding early, and then when I found a cleared field out of the wind.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Pat Sutton

Sutton's GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Jean Gutsmuth

Haddon Heights garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Jean Gutsmuth

Haddon Heights garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Viceroy 1

Jack Miller

MacNamara
Cape May County, NJ

75% of the Gray Hairstreaks were on Chinese Bush-Clover (see my 9/11 entry). One white form Sulfur.

Moderator Note: Jack's Ocola brings our SJBF Project total to 89 species for 2015.

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 37
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 20
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 16
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 20

Long-tailed Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Ocola Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Chris Herz

Audubon
Camden County, NJ

15 Black swallowtail cats on fennel and dill. 7 monarch cats on c. milkweed–1 released–and 2 spicebush cats on spicebush (1 late instar, 1 early)

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Jack Miller

my yard, Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sachem 14

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Fiery, a male, our yard FOY for 2015.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 20
  • American Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Lady sp. 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Sachem 45

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Peck's Skipper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 1

Steven Glynn

Nabb Road Field- Millville
Cumberland County, NJ

One Checkered White male flying. Bright and fresh looking. Too active to get a photo.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 19
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 3

Steven Glynn

Higbee WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Sightings while doing some birding

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Sachem common

Jesse and Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Listing only the species we did not see here yesterday. Cloudless sulphur our FOY in yard in 2015. (Could not refind fiery from yesterday.) Red admiral coming to fallen crab apples.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Pat Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 4

Chip Krilowicz

Glassboro WMA
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 22
  • Variegated Fritillary 31
  • Pearl Crescent 22
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 16

Amy Gaberlein

Triangle Park, Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

Multiple observers, incl. W. Kerling… Finally came out to feed and was chased by a Silver-spotted Skipper.

  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Teresa Knipper

Knipper Garden Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

A butterfly blizzard today!!! White thoroughwort is the chocolate cake!!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • White M Hairstreak 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 15
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 25

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

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

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Steven Glynn

4-H Center Garden- Rosenhayn
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 9

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 1

Amy Gaberlein

East Point Lighthouse parking lot.
Cumberland County, NJ

Flew in, landed, flew away… Severely cropped photo.

  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Variegated Fritillary

Pat Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Jack Connor

Old Port Road, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

All four gray hairstreaks nectaring on Chinese bush-clover, Lespedeza cuneata, as Jack Miller is finding in McNamara WMA. It is a very prominent roadside and trailside plant here in Port (and elsewhere nearby) this time of year.

  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Pearl Crescent

Gray Hairstreak

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

The Gray Hairstreak was fresh and nectaring on goldenrod.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Sachem 1