October 2016 Sightings

Will Kerling

Frost Aster field along Court House-Dennisville Road - South Dennis, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

This field is loaded again with Common Buckeyes!

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 22
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Beth Polvino

Cox Hall Creek WMA, Villas, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Late afternoon walk 3:30PM to 4:30PM, 72, sunny and little wind.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye c
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Sachem 15

Red-spotted Purple

Orange Sulphurs

Jack Miller

N. Railroad ave, Rio Grande
Cape May County, NJ

Cloudless sulphurs are still laying eggs on pea plants.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Monarch 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Cloudless Sulphur egg

Will Kerling

402 West Hand Avenue - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Cloudless Sulphurs were flying through the back yard.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Common Buckeye 2

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

I think the Snout was my first ever here.

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Sachem 1

American Snout

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

First Ocola for the garden this year. 5th consecutive year for Ocola here.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Drive
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Sachem 2

Sachem

David L. Amadio

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Gardens
Cape May County, NJ

Sprinkler system was on during my time here. Already over 70 degrees at 10:15

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Monarch 7
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Chip Krilowicz

Palmyra Cove
Burlington County, NJ

Most of the sightings were at the garden.

[Congratulations to Chip. This is a new latest-ever record on our log (2008-2016) for dun skipper; earlier record: 10-12-13. jc]

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Fiery Skipper

Dun Skipper

Monarch caterpillar

Chris Herz

Riverwinds, River Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

5-5:45pm.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Sachem 5

Will Kerling

Delsea Drive in Vineland, NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

A Cabbage White was getting nectar from a Dandelion in the parking lot of Team Nissan.

  • Cabbage White 1

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

Today's survey was very brief. It resulted in 2 buckeyes, 2 Eastern Tailed-Blues and a Pearl Crescent. All of these butterflies were getting nectar from frost Asters.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2

Pearl Crescent

Sandra Keller

Dix WMA - The Middle Lane Rd. area.
Cumberland County, NJ

I was walking the Senna area at a field. Sunny, 78 degrees or so, light south winds. Steve Glynn told me where to go to see the Sleepy Oranges. Two were just where he said they would be! Thanks! I was spending a lot of time in the Senna area.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 2

Cynthia Allen

Cape May Point State Park, Hawkwatch Platform area
Cape May County, NJ

I did not see any Little Yellows when I was there around 2 PM.

  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 28
  • Monarch 6

Meredith Koenig

Matt's Landing, Maurice River twp
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sulphur sp. 3+
  • Common Buckeye 5+
  • Monarch 2

Sulphur sp.

Common Buckeye

Cynthia Allen

Triangle Garden, Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

Ocola numbers way down on CM Point from previous reports. Perhaps they have dispersed north?
5 Fiery Skippers were in pursuit of one haggard-looking female.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Sachem 2

Will Kerling

Woodbine, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A Cloudless Sulphur and a Common Buckeye were observed crossing the road towards the west going out of Woodbine.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Good movement of Cloudless Sulphurs today. They were flying through the yard without stopping to nectar, mostly in a southerly direction.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Ocola Skipper 3

David L. Amadio

South Cape May Meadows, Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

Observations made from 4:15 to 5:20 p.m. Low 70's and windy.

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Monarch 7

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ My yard
Cape May County, NJ

Long-tailed Skipper returned today

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Monarch 9
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem c

Beth Polvino

Villas, NJ ~ Cox Hall Creek WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Walked the sidewalk and fields of Cox Hall off Bayshore Rd didn't even get to the pond area. Some Rosa form Common Buckeyes seen.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 37+
  • Common Buckeye a
  • Ocola Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2

Common Buckeye ("rosa")

Pearl Crescent

Red-banded Hairstreak

David L. Amadio

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Little Yellows still making a strong showing. Many of the Buckeyes in poor shape now. Likely many more Buckeyes than reported as they were hunkering down in the dune system out of the 15+ mph SSW winds.

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 62
  • Monarch 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

David L. Amadio

The Rea Farm, Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

Mainly Frost Asters with limited amounts of Red Clover.

  • Sulphur sp. 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Common Buckeye 24
  • Viceroy 2
  • Sachem 7

Viceroy

Will Kerling

Cumberland Mall in Vineland, NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

In a Frost Aster patch alongside the parking lot at the Cumberland Mall, I found 8 butterfly species. Two Monarchs and a Common Buckeye passed through the parking lot and the flower patch on their journey southward.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 6

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cynthia Allen

Garden at Coral and Cambridge, Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 10

Will Kerling

Belleplain, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Saw a white form Sulphur species here,

  • Sulphur sp. 1

Jennifer Bulava

Amico Island
Burlington County, NJ

Witnessed a phoebe catching and eating a cabbage white!

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1