June 2016 Sightings

Steven Glynn

Nabb Road Field
Cumberland County, NJ

Happy to find a male and female Checkered White, and the female was ovipositing on available peppergrass. Horace's was a surprise.

[This is our first Horace's report this month, the first since May 25, and only the second since May 14. Seems like the summer brood is due to emerge; this one seems the first reported. jc]

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Sulphur sp. common
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Checkered White female

Checkered White male

Horace's Duskywing

Jesse & Jack Connor

Two powerlines off Delilah Road, near AC Airport
Atlantic County, NJ

3:15-4:30 pm. Sunny, little breeze. Coral hairstreaks nectaring on orange milkweed and toothed white-topped aster (Seriocarpus asteroides). Thanks to Dave Amadio for help with the crossline ID.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Coral Hairstreak 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Crossline Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township
Burlington County, NJ

My yard. It also visited the rotten fruit dish.

  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

Little Wood-Satyr

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Working at Earth Fair at parks info table, not looking for (or expecting to see) butterflies, but one landed on a potted plant next to the tent and it was my FOY for gray hairstreak.

  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

[Palmyra Cove seems a hot spot for red admirals with several reports recently of multiple individuals there. But this is our first double-digit count anywhere in our area this month (last = S. Keller at Wheelabrator on May 26). Could our hoped-for migratory movement be starting? jc]

  • Cabbage White 70
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3

Orange Sulphur

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Almost not worth mentioning. Despite abundant nectar, very little activity in this garden so far in 2016.

  • Cabbage White 2

Matt Webster

Dambly's Garden Center
Camden County, NJ

Most butterflies observed on Buddleia, a few on Vitex and Echinacea.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15

Steven Glynn

Green Swamp & Eagle Manor areas near Fairton
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Sulphur sp. common
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Least Skipper

American Lady

Steven Glynn

Western Cumberland County Bronze Copper area
Cumberland County, NJ

Area has been left alone, so future Bronze Coppers expected. None today, between broods.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sulphur sp. common
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper common

Brian Johnson

Tuckahoe River West of the first crossing of Rt. 49
Cape May County, NJ

I went wading the river at a few different spots today. The Mulberry Wings were on almost every good patch of Pickerelweed!

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Bog Copper 13
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Mulberry Wing 51

Mulberry Wings

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Not much of an effort today

  • Cabbage White 3

Sandra Keller

Palmyra Nature Cove
Burlington County, NJ

With Barb Wiley. Mid to late afternoon. Sunny, 85 degrees. The entry road garden and areas around there.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 75
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Sandra Keller

Black Run Preserve
Burlington County, NJ

With Barb Wiley. Sunny, 85 degrees, early afternoon. We were surprised at the lack of species.

  • Appalachian Brown 2

Appalachian Brown

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

First Monarch for this garden this year. Nectared on several Lantanas.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Will Kerling

Downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

A couple of Cabbage Whites moving in downtown yards.

  • Cabbage White 2

Cynthia Allen

CMCH Area
Cape May County, NJ

Coral Hairstreak was nectaring on Butterfly Weed. Pearl Crescent, Orange Sulphur, and female Black ST were also observed nectaring on it.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

3 Black Swallowtail caterpillars on fennel.
My FOY Monarch arrived around 5 pm and spent an hour in the garden.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Monarch male

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

QM was attending Hops for a couple of hours. Red Admiral inspected it briefly. 3 Banded H. in dogfights.

  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3

Will Kerling

Wetlands Institute - Stone Harbor, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Counted 17 Salt Marsh Skippers and one was getting nectar from a native shrub which was very popular with bees and flies. It is called Silver-leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea radiata).

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 17

Hydrangea radiata

Salt Marsh Skipper

Will Kerling

Belleplain, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Discovered a Coral Hairstreak getting nectar from Butterfly Weed which is what they do. Last evening from somewhere else, after seeing corals for over thirty years in Montana and New Jersey, I was totally shocked to see this species partially open its fresh wings! In another thirty years, perhaps, one will fully open the wings before me.

[Moderator's Note: Neat find! We are looking forward to that future report, Will! Be sure to keep that good camera in operation! jc]

  • Coral Hairstreak 1

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail egg on Fennel. Striped Hairstreak was very worn.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Mostly cloudy day but a little afternoon sun brought about 3-way dog-fights of Banded Hairstreaks.

  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Steven Glynn

Home garden in Millville
Cumberland County, NJ

Pair of Cabbage Whites dancing and landing on catnip plant. Spicebush Swallowtail flying through.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2

Will Kerling

Acme Market along Avalon Boulevard
Cape May County, NJ

A Red Admiral was circling high over the parking lot.

  • Red Admiral 1

Will Kerling

Belleplain, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Discovered an Orange Sulphur, a Red Admiral and 2 Cabbage Whiles while passing through Belleplain, NJ.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Will Kerling

Belleplain State Forest - Woodbine, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A Spicebush Swallowtail was puddling along Route 550.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Will Kerling

44th Street Beach Access - Avalon, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Watched 2 fresh, Broad-winged Skippers flying in and out of the Phragmites and got a digital image of a Swarthy Skipper gathering nectar from a bright, yellow flower.

  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Swarthy Skipper

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Despite a pretty good patch of dogbane & milkweed, only the ubiquitous European could be found today.

  • Cabbage White 18