June 2016 Sightings

Harvey Tomlinson

Cox Hall Creek
Cape May County, NJ

Early morning walk. Little Wood-Satyrs were the only butterfly up in numbers. One of the Satyrs had 4 spots on the left side but not on the right. Pictured below.

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 11

Red Admiral

Little Wood-Satyr

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

Harvey Tomlinson

Stone Harbor Wetlands Institute
Cape May County, NJ

Quick afternoon walk.
Salt Marsh Skippers own the gardens.
Only 2 species seen.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 22

Black Swallowtail

Salt Marsh Skipper

Harvey Tomlinson

Harvey's Hummer Hut (My Garden) Del Haven
Cape May County, NJ

A weekly report of what's been in my garden:
I have my first Black Swallowtail Cat…ever!
In the past I have had big numbers of Broad-winged Skippers. Big meaning in the 100's. Not so much yet this yr
(https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/14746898541/in/photolist-vSrd5m-ot8Hap-ffiGSK-faa836-f5W7LF )

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Broad-winged Skipper

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Horace's Duskywing was a male.

[This is only our second Horace's this month. The summer brood should be with us in numbers soon…if it is going to be a good year for them. jc]

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Cynthia Allen

CMCH area
Cape May County, NJ

There was a mated pair of Coral Hairstreaks both of which continued to avidly nectar on Butterfly Weed while joined. I was so sorry I did not have my camera!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Coral Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Harvey Tomlinson

Great Bay Blvd The End
Ocean County, NJ

Salt Marsh Skippers were on any nectar source they could find. Sometimes as many as 4 on a clover flower.

In just 15 mins I counted over 100 using the flowers on the sandy mound at the end of the rd. Every stop had multiple Salt Marsh Skippers. I couldn't keep track.

  • Red Admiral 9
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 100

Salt Marsh Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Jennifer Bulava

Long Bridge Park, Hainesport
Burlington County, NJ

[This is our first common checkered-skipper report in ~8 weeks. Last reported on May 8 and May 9. Seems like the summer brood may now be emerging. jc]

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Brian Johnson

Undesignated
Burlington County, NJ

It was a nice surprise to see the skippers. The satyr flight seems to be winding down.

  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Georgia Satyr 13
  • Two-spotted Skipper 3

Two-spotted Skipper

Georgia Satyr