June 2016 Sightings

Will Kerling

Avalon Boulevard to Avalon, NJ off Rte. 9
Cape May County, NJ

While we were walking past Acme Market, I suddenly noticed a large butterfly/moth flying along and it dropped into the grass near the Honda car sales building. It was a live Luna Moth which eventually lifted off and flew out of sight!! Some butterflies were recorded in this area, also.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sachem 2

Luna Moth

Will Kerling

Route 9 from Avalon Boulevard to Route 550
Cape May County, NJ

There were two Eastern Tiger Swallowtails during this car trip. The second one was flying by the gas pumps at WaWa!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Release of overwintered chrysalis.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

The same American Lady was feeding on salvia then moved to yarrow.

  • American Lady 1

American Lady

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Peck's Skipper 5

Chip Krilowicz

Heislerville WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Female Glassywing and Sachem ID provided by Will and David Wright.

Moderator's Note: This is our first report of little glassywing for 2016. Nice find, Chip!

  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Little Glassywing, female

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

One zab a female.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, female

Chip Krilowicz

Bevin WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Nice day

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Red-spotted Purple

Cynthia Allen

My yard and adjacent lot in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Finally, my FOY Red-spotted Purple. Pretty late! Female Black ST laying eggs on Fennel.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 32

Will Kerling

Woodbine, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A Cabbage White was flying in someone's yard.

  • Cabbage White 1

Steven Glynn

Salem City- area 1
Salem County, NJ

Area seems to have changed, as butterfly numbers are significantly/drastically down from comparable timeframe searches last year (10+ species, 40+ individuals). An extensive search this afternoon revealed no Bronze Coppers in this active site the past two years and exceptionally low activities for butterflies, dragonflies or even biting bugs. Unknown, but perhaps the area was sprayed earlier this spring. Will continue to visit and monitor.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Steven Glynn

Pennsville Cinema (closed) field and area
Salem County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Will Kerling

Belleplain, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

See Eastern Tiger Swallowtails crossing the highway everyday now.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Chip Krilowicz

Heislerville WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Nice day

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Sachem 1

Tawny-edged Skipper

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links - Swainton, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A Cabbage White was flying near Hole # 18.

  • Cabbage White 1

Will Kerling

Dennisville Road West just before Rte. 550
Cape May County, NJ

Saw an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail drift across the road and soon observed a Cabbage White working the road side.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Observed 2 males & 1 female Zabulon Skipper.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Claire Campbell

Pennington Park (BurlCo Parks, Delanco)
Burlington County, NJ

Thanks, Jack Miller, for the IDs!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White c
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 2

Orange Sulphur

Northern Cloudywing

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Several nests of Am lady cats on Antennaria in front yard where females were laying eggs on April 26 (and probably also on more recent dates).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • American Lady 0

Am lady cat, later instar

American Lady cat, early instar

Cynthia Allen

My yard and adjacent lot in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Male Zab was nectaring on Catmint

  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 34
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Muddy Run powerline- East
Salem County, NJ

Only found one Dusted in the area today, but new skippers flying in the same places.

Moderator's Note: This is our first report of swarthy skipper for 2016. Congratulations to Steve on the FOY.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Dusted Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Crossline Skipper

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

9:30-12:00, Red Trail Loop. I was expecting to see a lot more than this for such a warm sunny day.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Red Admiral

David L. Amadio

Grove Ave., National Park
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path near West Hand Avenue - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found a female and a male Zabulon Skipper, a Silver-spotted Skipper, 2 worn female Eastern Tailed-Blues and 12 Cabbage Whites.

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Zabulon Skipper, female

Will Kerling

In and around Cape May Courthouse
Cape May County, NJ

Cabbage whites were flying in several areas today – including High Beach Rd and Rt 47.

  • Cabbage White 7

Cynthia Allen

My yard and adjacent lot in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

3 FOY Aaron's Skippers came out during a sunny break. Also FOY for me: Least Skipper and female Zab.

Moderator's Note: As Cynthia notes, this is our first report of Aaron's skippers in 2016. Nice find, Cynthia!

  • Little Wood-Satyr 26
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1

Will Kerling

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

Started the day with a Silver-spotted Skipper gathering nectar from Japanese Honeysuckle. Later witnessed 2 Eastern Tiger Swallowtails fly through the yard and a female Cabbage White getting nectar from backyard flowers.

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

Silver-spotted Skipper

Tom Bailey

Franklin Parker Preserve, Woodland Township
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Cynthia Allen

CMCH area
Cape May County, NJ

Brief drive in area revealed 16 Cabbage Whites

  • Cabbage White 16

Harvey Tomlinson

Higbee Beach
Cape May County, NJ

First butterfly trip in a while. 2 hrs searching Higbee Beach. Hayhurst's Scallopwing was in its normal spot but I only found 1.

The white butterfly below caught my eye because of the heart shaped spot on its topside FW, but then I counted the spots on the HW and there are 3. I assume this is just an odd cabbage white (?)

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 2

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Least Skipper

Cabbage White