March 2016 Sightings

Will Kerling

Dune system along the Delaware just south of Pierce's Point.
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Comma zipped by me around 1 pm, traveling south.

  • Eastern Comma 1

Will Kerling

Beaver Dam Road
Cape May County, NJ

Counted at least 12 separate Blueberry Azures. Photographed a Mourning Cloak perched high in a deciduous tree.

  • Blueberry Azure 12
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Will Kerling

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

There were 8 Orange Sulphurs flying during one sweep of the binoculars through the field.

  • Orange Sulphur 8

Jack Connor

Mannheim Avenue, Galloway
Atlantic County, NJ

One each of the two dark forms of blueberry azure. Eastern comma was dying – hit by a car that passed me as it zig-zagged around potholes on the dirt road.

  • Blueberry Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

Blueberry Azure "marginata"

Blueberry Azure "lucia"

Jesse Amesbury

Jakes Landing
Cape May County, NJ

all sightings from parking lot at end of road.

  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Mourning Cloak 3

Will Kerling

High's and Gus's Beach Roads
Cape May County, NJ

Discovered 5 Mourning Cloaks for the entire loop walk and an Eastern Comma and Question Mark together on tree trunks and ground leaves in the woods.

  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 5

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Harvey Tomlinson

Woodcock Lane and Rt 47
Cape May County, NJ

6 Orange Sulphurs. I made these ID's by call.
Whatever Will K. calls them is good by me!

Moderator's Note: Can "Butterflying By Ear" be coming soon to our field guide shelves? ;-)

  • Orange Sulphur 6

Mike Hannisian

Lizard Tail Swamp, Middle Township
Cape May County, NJ

6-8 Azures. I assume Blueberry (Celastrina lucia) based on the date. Two were quite dark. Also, 2 very worn Mourning Cloaks
(Nymphalis antiopa).

  • Blueberry Azure 7
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Mourning Cloak

Blueberry Azure

Blueberry Azure

Michael Pasquarello

Higbee Beach WMA - Cape Island
Cape May County, NJ

Apparent survivor of the recent prescribed burns of the fields at Higbee's - found this one on field 1 on morning of March 9 with a mid-morning temp of 70 degrees

  • American Snout 1

American Snout

David L. Amadio

Salem WMA Rt45
Salem County, NJ

A quick fly-by while scanning for waterfowl

  • Anglewing sp. 1

David L. Amadio

Glassboro Wildlife Management Area
Gloucester County, NJ

Three of four Blueberry Azures were "marginata". An insufficient look at the fourth individual.

  • Blueberry Azure 4
  • Anglewing sp. 3
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 7

Blueberry Azure

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Jack Miller

Corbin City WMA
Atlantic County, NJ

10:30-12:00. Sunny, calm, 70's. "Lucia," "marginata," and some very light form azures all present ("violacea")? Could not get photo of the lightest one I saw).

  • Blueberry Azure 9
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 5

Eastern comma

Blueberry Azure

Blueberry Azure

Jack Miller

MacNamara
Cape May County, NJ

12:00- 1:30. Not as active as Corbin City. Closer to ocean and generally cooler?

  • Azure, sp. 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 7

Mourning Cloak

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

Jane Galetto (fide Pat Sutton)

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

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Cynthia Allen

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

Both in rapid flight.

  • Anglewing sp. 2

Will Kerling

Gus's Beach Road
Cape May County, NJ

Flushed a Question Mark on this road while bicycling.

  • Question Mark 1

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Flushed it up from the grass.

  • Cabbage White 1

Will Kerling

400 Block of West Hand Avenue
Cape May County, NJ

Saw 3 different butterfly species in a yard here today. They were a fresh Cabbage White, a Question Mark moving E to W, and an Eastern Comma traveling W to E.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Jean Gutsmuth

Haddon Heights garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Mike Hannisian

Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Flying through my yard.

  • Cabbage White 1

Jesse Connor

Our yard, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

A fly-by.

  • Red Admiral 1

Cynthia Allen

Songbird Trail, Kimble's Beach
Cape May County, NJ

Flying through trees.

  • Anglewing sp. 1

Will Kerling

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

Counted 14 different Orange Sulphurs - could have been more!

  • Orange Sulphur 14

Chip Krilowicz

Crows Woods
Camden County, NJ

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Will Kerling

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

At least, 15 Orange Sulphurs flying at one time.

  • Orange Sulphur 15

Will Kerling

Gus's and High's Beach Roads
Cape May County, NJ

Made a loop walk. Discovered 3 Mourning Cloaks, an Anglewing species and 3 fresh Cabbage Whites. The Cabbage Whites are the first of the year on these roads.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3

Cabbage White

Mourning Cloak

Sandra Keller

Riverwinds - Scenic Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Sunny, 65 degrees, strong NW winds. I finally managed to see an anglewing perched!

  • Anglewing sp. 4
  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path - CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

I bicycled from West Hand Avenue to Oyster Road and back for Cabbage Whites after 3 pm. Found two fresh and active Cabbage Whites.

  • Cabbage White 2

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1