March 2016 Sightings

Will Kerling

Gus's Beach Road
Cape May County, NJ

Can you find the Question Mark in the bundle of dead deciduous leaves hanging in a Holly Tree?

  • Question Mark 1

Question Mark

Will Kerling

Field at intersection of Rt. 47 and Woodcock Lane
Cape May County, NJ

A brief stop at this field yielded two active Orange Sulphurs then bicycled on to Beaver Dam Road. Had no luck finding a Blueberry Azure even though the weather was ideal.

  • Orange Sulphur 2

Jack Miller & others

MacNamara WMA
Cape May County, NJ

A walk with Pat & Clay Sutton and Jesse & Jack Connor. Photos here by Pat & Clay. Commas differentiated by wing pattern differences – found by Pat in photos. Azure a fly-by, probably a blueberry (by season).

  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Eastern Comma (1st individual)

Marbled Salamander larvae

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma (2nd individual)

Sandra Keller

Tuckahoe WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny, windy, 60 degrees at least. We were out of the wind on a section of dirt road through the woods. With Marilyn Henry. Photo by Marilyn.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Will Kerling

Field at intersection of Rte. 47 and Woodcock Lane
Cape May County, NJ

Bicycled up to the field where Orange Sulphurs recently have been recorded and I saw one flying immediately (1:54 pm). It was sunny and 36 degrees! One minute later another Orange Sulphur was seen flying.

  • Orange Sulphur 2

Will Kerling

Beaver Dam Road
Cape May County, NJ

Found a Mourning Cloak on this road, as I found a parking spot. Did not discover Blueberry Azures.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Will Kerling

Field at the intersection of Rt. 47 and Woodcock Lane
Cape May County, NJ

Stopped for two minutes at 2:08 pm at this field and I recorded two Orange Sulphurs.

  • Orange Sulphur 2

Sandra Keller

Glassboro Woods WMA
Gloucester County, NJ

Sunny, strong SW winds, 60+ degrees. The anglewings would not settle down close again after they flew from the dirt roads as I drove slowly along.

  • Anglewing sp. 4

Harvey Tomlinson

Rt 47 and Woodcock Lane
Cape May County, NJ

Stopped to see the bugs reported from here recently. I had a Orange and a Clouded Sulphur…I think.
The butterflies seem like runts. Very small. Blurry in-flight pic shows the border and "floating" spot.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Sulphur sp.

Clouded Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Jesse Amesbury

My Yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

first yard butterfly of the year.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Will Kerling

Gus's Beach Road
Cape May County, NJ

Found 3 Mourning Cloaks and an Eastern Comma on and along this road.

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3

Mourning Cloak

brian johnson

Hunters Mill Road
Cumberland County, NJ

Janet Crawford told me that she saw a spring Azure and a Mourning cloak today.

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in Cape May Court House
Cape May County, NJ

Flying through yard

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Cynthia Allen

Cape May NWR, Woodcock Trail
Cape May County, NJ

The first QM was flying high in the pines, but later flew down on a trunk and basked. The second was also basking on a trunk.

  • Question Mark 2

Will Kerling

Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

While bicycling through town on Rte. 47, I had a Mourning Cloak and an Eastern Comma fly by from the east to the west. Also, there was a sulphur in someone's yard that appeared to have the lemon yellow of a Clouded Sulphur.

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in Cape May Court House
Cape May County, NJ

Flying over the house

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Harvey Tomlinson

Woodcock lane and Rt 47
Cape May County, NJ

I had 6 sulphurs in the air at one time this afternoon.
I did not go onto the property so they are all sp.

  • Sulphur sp. 6

Will Kerling

Beaver Dam Road
Cape May County, NJ

Found 3 Blueberry Azures and got photos of two of them. There was an Eastern Comma, a Mourning Cloak and possibly, a Question Mark basking on the sandy road.

The find of the day were the 3 American Snouts at this location. One flew by me waist high within three feet!

  • Blueberry Azure 3
  • American Snout 3
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Blueberry Azure

Blueberry Azure

brian johnson

NLT Glades refuge
Cumberland County, NJ

The sulphurs were at Reineman and the others were at the RR tracks in Bear Swamp.

  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Blueberry Azure 2
  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Jane Galetto (fide Pat Sutton)

Jane's backyard on Maurice River (NE of Laurel Lake)
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Old Robbins Trail
Cape May County, NJ

Walked the 1.83 mile stretch of this dirt road from 1:50 to 3:50 p.m. All 4 of the Azures DID NOT cooperate. Each one was glimpsed as it spiraled up, up, up, and away.

  • Azure, sp. 4
  • Eastern Comma 6
  • Mourning Cloak 3

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Chip Krilowicz

Pennypacker
Camden County, NJ

72 degrees

  • Anglewing sp. 1

Will Kerling

Gus's Beach Road
Cape May County, NJ

Found active overwintering butterflies - Mourning Cloaks and Eastern Commas.

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Mourning Cloak

Cynthia Allen

Field at intersection of Rt. 47 and Woodcock Lane, CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 4

Chip Krilowicz

Haddon Heights
Camden County, NJ

Attracted to Snow Drops. I do not know of any blueberry plants nearby.

  • Blueberry Azure 1

Blueberry Azure

Harvey Tomlinson

Belleplain SF Sunset bridge area
Cape May County, NJ

Mourning Cloaks were everywhere. I counted 11 on the roads alone.
I had 1 Question Mark. lousy pic attached as my camera is on the fritz and one anglewing sp. moving at light speed. No azures

  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 15

Mourning Cloak

Question Mark

Will Kerling

Field at the intersection of Rte. 47 and Woodcock Lane
Cape May County, NJ

There were, at least, 5 Orange Sulphurs in this field.

  • Orange Sulphur 5

Jesse Connor

Our yard, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Our yard's first two butterflies of the year.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

David L. Amadio

Salem WMA Rt45
Salem County, NJ

A quick fly-by while scanning for waterfowl

  • Anglewing sp. 1

Cynthia Allen

Beaver Dam Rd.
Cape May County, NJ

One pair of Blueberry Azures was attempting to mate.

  • Blueberry Azure 5
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2