June 2016 Sightings

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

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton's GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Pat Sutton

Clemenson Farms Native Nursery in Estell Manor
Atlantic County, NJ

During special Retail Sale Day garden tours I gave.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • American Lady 1

Will Kerling

High's Beach Area - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found 12 butterfly species and the Appalachian Browns where flying in an excellent sedge habitat, as I had hoped. The male Zabulon Skippers are turning into rags.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 32
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Appalachian Brown 8
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 7
  • Least Skipper 5

Zabulon Skipper

Appalachian Brown

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Few deer flies here, but much more wind than at Riverwinds. Red Admirals were ducking in and out of the reeds along the powerline cut.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Will Kerling

Belleplain, NJ and Court House - Dennisville Raod
Cape May County, NJ

Saw a Cabbage White at each of these locations.

  • Cabbage White 2

Steven Glynn

Maurice River Bluff Preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

Another depressing circumstance, as the near solid fields of common milkweed have been reduced 75% by purple vetch that is crowding out the milkweed and overrunning the preserve and its formerly excellent butterfly habitat. Only the Silver-spotted Skippers seem to enjoy this habitat change.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sulphur sp. 4
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper

American Copper

Will Kerling

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

The American Coppers emerging today for the second time this year in this location. Witnessed a male Silver-spotted Skipper pursuing a female.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Copper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

Feeding later in the day on salvia in the shade. But, temps were in the low 90's.

  • Cabbage White c
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Still had some flesh, so I gave the deer flies another chance today. Coppers less active today. Q-Mark was a "summer form". Also saw two Satyrium-sized hairstreaks in a dogfight but lost track of them.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 46
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

One Am. Lady was mint-fresh, nectaring on Mock Orange. Female Zab. was nectaring on Red Clover. Red-sp. Purple laying eggs on Black Cherry. Observed Nessus Sphinx Moth nectaring in yard.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Between Indian Trail Road and Oyster Road, I discovered 7 butterfly species. The best sighting for me was a fresh Variegated Fritillary gathering nectar on Red Clover.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

American Lady

Variegated Fritillary

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park & adjoining private property
Burlington County, NJ

Very high numbers of Cabbage Whites continue. Found a really tattered E. Comma that was still flying around (photo).

  • Cabbage White 535
  • Sulphur sp. 7
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Zabulon Skipper

Eastern Comma

Cabbage Whites

Will Kerling

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

Surprised to see a snout in the back yard!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

American Snout

Tom Bailey

Boundary Creek Park, Moorestown Township
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Steven Glynn

1st powerline area along Rt-555
Cumberland County, NJ

Continuing weak flight in area. Numbers and species way down. Skippers and Wild Indigo Duskywings usually in strong flights, with use of "conservative count" terminology normal for this territory, but flights aren't happening (yet) this year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • American Copper 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Appalachian Brown 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Tom Bailey

Laurel Run Park, Delran Township
Burlington County, NJ

  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail ovipositing on Fennel. Comma spending lots of time on fruit dish of bananas.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 8

egg of Black Swallowtail

Eastern Comma

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Sootywing 1

Sandra Keller

The Elephant Swamp RR track trail
Salem County, NJ

I walked north from the ballfields area. Sunny, 87 degrees, very windy. I was hoping for some wetlands butterflies like a Brown. No success.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3

Tom Bailey

Medford F&WMA, Medford Township
Burlington County, NJ

Spent several hours walking the F&WMA battling the winds.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 26
  • Sulphur sp. 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 5
  • Swallowtail sp. 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Least Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper, male

American Copper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Zabulon Skipper, female

Jennifer Bulava

Lummis Ponds Preserve, The Nature Conservancy, Cedarville
Cumberland County, NJ

Not many flowers yet, but the biggest field of milkweed I have ever seen. In another week it will be amazing.

No trails - roadside viewing only. Finally my first monarch of the year!!

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

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds river trail
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 15
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Very windy. Did not cover the area as extensively as yesterday.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 30
  • American Copper 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Beth Polvino

my yard North Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

FOY Question Mark, FOY Silver-spotted Skipper

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Sunny, 88 degrees. Also 2 early black Swallowtail cats on fennel.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

FOY Salt Marsh for my yard. Female Black ST laying eggs on Fennel.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Butterfly diversity vanished with the heat.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1