June 2016 Sightings

Cynthia Allen

CMCH area
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 5

Claire Campbell

Smith's Woods Butterfly Garden (Historic Smithville)
Burlington County, NJ

Thanks, Jack C, for the IDs.

  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Dun Skipper, female

Little Glassywing

Jesse & Dolores Amesbury

My Yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Sightings and Saltmarsh Skipper photos by Dolores Amesbury.

Moderator's Note: These are our first reports of both salt marsh skipper and Delaware skipper in 2016. Congratulations to Dolores Amesbury on two FOYs on the same date and the same garden! The rest of us are envious!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 6
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Delaware Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Jack Connor

Old Port Road
Atlantic County, NJ

Not many butterflies on this dirt road 2-3 pm, but I'll take it: beautiful day – 70s, low humidity, few biting bugs, lots of odes, and many newly-opened wildflowers.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Snout ovipositing on fresh hackberry leaves.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

American Snout, egg

Chip Krilowicz

Colliers Mills WMA
Ocean County, NJ

Low number of species with 6 hrs in the field.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

American Lady

Steven Glynn

Newfield/Vineland powerline along NW Blvd.
Cumberland County, NJ

Another key area for hairstreaks that has been completely cleared and left devoid of plant life that formerly supported butterflies. This is repeating at almost every area I've searched this season.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

First fruit dish customer this year: Red Admiral enjoyed some ripe bananas.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 1

Will Kerling

Just north of Belleplain along Rte. 605
Cape May County, NJ

There was a Red-spotted Purple on the road catching warmth from the asphalt.

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Will Kerling

Belleplain, NJ to Whitesboro, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Cabbage Whites - Belleplain (1), Rte. 47 (3), Downtown CMCH (5) and Whitesboro (3)

  • Cabbage White 12

Will Kerling

Woodbine, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A Spicebush Swallowtail and an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail were seen in the town of Woodbine.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Will Kerling

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

There was a mint fresh, female Eastern Tailed-Blue, 3 Summer Azures, an American Lady and 2 Cabbage Whites in the back yard.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 1

Steven Glynn

Buckshutem & Cedar Road field
Cumberland County, NJ

Extensive milkweed yet to mature and bloom. Coral Hairstreaks yet to emerge. Dial counter used for European Skipper count. American Copper is my FOS.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sulphur sp. 4
  • American Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Lady 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • European Skipper 34
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

European Skipper

American Lady

American Copper

Claire Campbell

Pennington Park (BurlCo Parks)
Burlington County, NJ

Warm sunny day, slight breeze and my FOY Monarch.

  • Cabbage White a
  • Orange Sulphur c
  • American Copper 1
  • Monarch 1

American Copper

Monarch

Will Kerling

Gus's Beach Road - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were 6 different skippers around the clover flowers on the road. Amongst the young Hackberry Trees, the 'Summer Form' Question Marks and an American Snout were actively inspecting some of these trees.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Delaware Skipper 2

Salt Marsh Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Will Kerling

Cape May CH, NJ to Rio Grande, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Orange Sulphurs - Cape May CH (1) and Rio Grande (3)

  • Orange Sulphur 4

David L. Amadio

Mannington Area
Salem County, NJ

Very windy, and not very good butterfly activity.

  • Cabbage White 25
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Jennifer Bulava

Laurel Run Park, Delran
Burlington County, NJ

leading a bird walk, 9-11am

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White a
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

RBH seen at 9:30 am, flew before a photo.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreaks were very worn. One was a total rag.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 3

Cynthia Allen

Belleplain State Forest, Tom Field Rd.
Cape May County, NJ

Mountain Laurel in full bloom here is very pretty!

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

Steven Glynn

West Side Park-Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Deer flies are showing no mercy here on the trail. Saw my first "summer form" E.Comma. Observations made at mid-day.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 39
  • American Copper 14
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1

Banded Hairstreak

Eastern Comma, summer form

David L. Amadio

Salem WMA Rt540
Salem County, NJ

Area recently mowed – even at the entrance where Rudbeckia and other attractive wild flowers usually are growing.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3

Steven Glynn

Nabb Road field
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 14
  • Sulphur sp. 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 1

Variegated Fritillaries

Cynthia Allen

Woodbine
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Steven Glynn

Jesse Bridge Powerline
Salem County, NJ

Extensive milkweed yet to mature and bloom.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

European Skipper

David L. Amadio

Auburn Road
Salem County, NJ

Late day check along this once productive Checkered White spot. Still too windy and too much traffic!

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Steven Glynn

Buckshutem WMA-Hogbin Road field
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Azure, sp. 1

Azure, sp.

David L. Amadio

Straughns Mill Road
Salem County, NJ

Was checking this area for Checkered Whites. They were reported in this area before we first recorded them on our spreadsheet.

  • Cabbage White c
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3