March 2016 Sightings

Chip Krilowicz

Wharton SF
Camden County, NJ

Warm and windy.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Blueberry Azure 43
  • Question Mark 1

Blueberry Azure

Jack Miller

Fidler Road, Woodbine
Cape May County, NJ

Third stop. Open field.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 12

Jack Miller

Belleplain SF
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny, light wind, temp climbing into the 70's. First stop. No "suspicious" azures all day so I am calling them all blueberry; of the ones I focused on 21 marginata and 1 lucia. 70 is a conservative estimate.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Henry's Elfin 8
  • Blueberry Azure 70
  • Mourning Cloak 3

Chris Herz

Big Swing Golf driving range, Sewell
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Sulphur sp. 1

Jean Gutsmuth

Haddon Heights garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2

Chip Krilowicz

Blueberry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Sunny and 65 little wind. The hairstreak was my last shot of the day. I don't know what the little white flower is but there was a lot of it. I glassed it and saw nothing on it. Was very surprised to find this one.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Blueberry Azure 11

Gray Hairstreak

Blueberry Azure

Will Kerling

MTBP between West Hand Avenue and Shellbay Avenue
Cape May County, NJ

There were four fresh Cabbage Whites and two Orange Sulphurs within this stretch of the bike path.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2

Will Kerling

Railroad Tracks along Magnolia Drive - CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Found a male Cabbage White and a small Orange Sulphur.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Cabbage White

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

American Lady was actively nectaring on Self-Heal

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Cynthia Allen

Beaver Dam Rd.
Cape May County, NJ

  • Henry's Elfin 4
  • Blueberry Azure 66
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Blueberry Azure 3

Jack Miller

Upper Champion Rd
Cape May County, NJ

Second stop. There is now a house where chats have nested. They have clear cut along the power lines.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Blueberry Azure 12
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 3

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

First yard butterfly of the year. Flushed it out of Euonymus bush. This bush is a favorite roost sight for Cabbage Whites all season long.

  • Cabbage White 1

Cabbage White

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

While bicycling on Goshen Road, there was a fresh Cabbage White flying in an abandoned lot. Later in the day, I discovered a Question Mark along West Hand Avenue weaving in and out of tangled undergrowth in a section of trees.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Question Mark 1

Gibson Reynolds

Saddlers Woods
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Blueberry Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

Jack Miller

Dennisville RR
Cape May County, NJ

Fourth stop. Azure count a conservative guess. 3 marginata, 1 lucia. I believe the anglewing was a question mark but it did not land.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Blueberry Azure 20
  • Anglewing sp. 1

Eastern Pine Elfin

Will Kerling

400 Block of West Hand Avenue just south of USFW Refuge
Cape May County, NJ

In an old pocket of forest with Hollies and Dogwoods, there were six high flying Azure species and finally, one came to the ground and a photo was taken. David Wright suspects it could be an Edward's Azure (new scientific, common name - Spring Azure) which for positive identification a specimen would be required. This bug is now flying in northern Virginia and the scientific name is Celastrina ladon.

  • Azure, sp. 6

Azure, sp.

David L. Amadio

Rt 295 "Al-Jo's curve" Mt.Ephraim
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Chris Herz

Riverwinds Scenic Trail, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Late in the day walk. 70 degrees

  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Sandra Keller

Pedricktown
Gloucester County, NJ

Overcast, strong SW winds, a little sun peeked out as I drove home from the cranes.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Jesse and Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Both flying shortly after last rain shower of day.

  • Cabbage White 2

Steven Glynn

West Ave. (Vineland) power line
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2

Will Kerling

402 West Hand Avenue - CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

A Cabbage White flew through the back yard and later around 2:30 pm, I saw an Azure species.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Azure, sp. 1

Steven Glynn

Willow Grove Lake WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Spring Azure 3

Chris Herz

Rowan Col. At GC, Sewell
Gloucester County, NJ

One flying on campus grounds, 2nd flying just outside

  • Cabbage White 2

Jennifer Bulava

front yard, Mullica Twp
Atlantic County, NJ

Moderator's note: Welcome to the Project, Jen Bulava!

  • Spring Azure 1

Spring Azure

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Found thirteen Azures, a fresh Cabbage White and an American Lady during a visit to the preserve. Sharing photos of a male Celastrina lucia form marginata - dorsal side, a female Celastrina lucia form marginata - dorsal side and its underside plus a fresh-appearing American Lady.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Azure, sp. 2
  • Blueberry Azure 11
  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Blueberry Azure

Blueberry Azure

Blueberry Azure

Will Kerling

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

At 41 degrees with full sun, I counted 14 Orange Sulphurs flying, at once, in this field.

  • Orange Sulphur 14

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Observations made from 12:55 to 2:05 p.m. Temp.56 degrees

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Sandra Keller

Glassboro Woods WMA - Nowhere Rd. and Lincoln Ave.
Gloucester County, NJ

With Marilyn Henry. Sunny, calm to light NE winds, 60 degrees or so. Most of the butterflies were along Nowhere Rd.

  • Henry's Elfin 6
  • Blueberry Azure 23
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Eastern Comma

Henry's Elfin