June 2016 Sightings

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

2 tiny Black Swallowtail caterpillars on Fennel. American Snout laying eggs on Dwarf Hackberry (Celtis tenuifolia), the common hackberry here in Cape May Co. Red Admiral was laying eggs on Stinging Nettle patch.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Will Kerling

Belleplain, NJ to Cape May CH, NJ then Rte. 9 and Avalon Boulevard
Cape May County, NJ

Saw Orange Sulphurs in Belleplain, NJ (1), Court House - Dennisville Road (3) and field at Rte. 9 and Avalon Boulevard (1). The Orange Sulphurs, recently, have been so orange on the dorsal side!

  • Orange Sulphur 5

Orange Sulphur

Chris Tonkinson and Will Kerling

Beach Avenue and the Washington Mall - Cape May, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

We witnessed 10 fresh Red Admirals coming off the ocean in one block of Beach Avenue and a lone Eastern Tailed-Blue in a yard full on White Clover flowers! There were 2 fresh Red Admirals in the mall, also. The photo was taken by Chris Tonkinson.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Lady sp. 1
  • Red Admiral 12

Red Admiral

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

A smaller than average Spicebush individual nectared briefly on Lantana.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

Will Kerling

Triangle Garden - West Cape May, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found a fresh Red Admiral in the garden and that was it for butterflies.

  • Red Admiral 1

Chris Tonkinson

West Cape May, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A Cabbage White was rapidly, flying through yards near Lily Lake.

  • Cabbage White 1

Jennifer Bulava

Amico Island, Delran
Burlington County, NJ

9am-noon. Leading nature walk for 14 people. Abundant cabbage whites - I cannot possibly guess at the number, but they were throughout the park, continuously.
At least 4 Eastern tailed-blues nectaring on white clover.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White a
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

The QM, which flew in and inspected the Hops, was my only butterfly of the day. It appeared not long before a severe thunderstorm hit.

  • Question Mark 1

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Very little activity at noon today. Also had a fast moving dark swallowtail, likely Spicebush.

  • Cabbage White 7

Steven Glynn

Jesse Bridge powerline area near Brotmanville
Salem County, NJ

Nice area with ample milkweed. Still waiting for Juniper Hairstreaks to emerge. Coral Hairstreak is new for the area and 2nd time I've had it in Salem County.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 5
  • Little Glassywing 1

Coral Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Gray Hairstreak

Monarch

Little Glassywing

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Only the 2nd Banded here so far. The Zab was a well worn male. The typically more abundant second flight for Zabs ahould begin soon.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

QM was laying eggs on Hops. Orange Sulphur was a white-form female.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Chip Krilowicz

Tall Pines
Gloucester County, NJ

Little glassywing on Common Milkweed

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Little Glassywing 4

Little Glassywing

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Chip Krilowicz

Riverwinds
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4

Little Wood-Satyr

American Copper

Summer Azure

Steven Glynn

Buckshutem Road field near Millville
Cumberland County, NJ

Late afternoon visit to check on activity. Coral Hairstreak colony (apparently) fully emerged and nice activity for next year's hopes. All grass skipper activity ceased for the day.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sulphur sp. 5
  • American Copper 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 1

Coral Hairstreaks

Monarch

Pat & Clay Sutton

Hunter's Mill Bog on Tuckahoe River
Atlantic County, NJ

Many highlights on this outing: 1 Tuberous Grasspink, Calopogon tuberosus; 100s Rose Pogonia; Cranberry in bloom; Swamp Azalea in bloom; and in the dry oak forest on the way in we found a pair of mating Pink-striped Oakworm Moths, Anisota virginiensis (they are sexually dimorphic – the male is much smaller and has a translucent patch in forewing)

  • Bog Copper 30
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Bog Copper, female

Bog Copper, female

Grasspink

Pink-Striped Oakworm Moths

Rose Pogonia

Pink-striped Oakworm Moths

Steven Glynn

Maurice River Bluffs Preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

Skipper activity almost non-existant, beyond the numerous Silver-spotted's. Milkweed in bloom, attracting the one Banded Hairstreak found.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sulphur sp. 8
  • American Copper 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 17
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Banded Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blues

Pat & Clay Sutton

Chris & Arnold Clemenson's gardens, Estell Manor
Atlantic County, NJ

Banded Hairstreak was nectaring on New Jersey Tea along with 100s of Soldier Beetles.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Dolores Amesbury

my yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Red Admirals were on fruit dish.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Nabb Road field
Cumberland County, NJ

Checkered Whites (hopefully) just emerging. Large, primary area, was cleared and tilled under last week. Happy to find a female Checkered White, but diversity and numbers are down from past years, due to clearing activity.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Sulphur sp. 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Checkered White, female

Variegated Fritillary

Steven Glynn

Hesstown powerline area
Cumberland County, NJ

No hairstreaks to be found. Grassy areas with some activity and fresh Red Admirals on roads.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Crossline Skipper 4

Red Admiral

Crossline Skipper

Steven Glynn

Head of River area
Atlantic County, NJ

[This is our first report for mulberry wing in 2016. Nice find, Steve! jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Mulberry Wing 5

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Appalachian Brown

Mulberry Wing

Steven Glynn

Powerline running between Weatherby Rd & Hunter's Mill Rd.
Cape May County, NJ

Fresh Red Admirals and a caterpillar too.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Red Admiral, caterpillar

Cynthia Allen

Downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 13
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Sandra Keller

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

45 minutes along the entry road median strip garden - which looks great BTW! Loaded with nectar! Mostly cloudy - alas - 85 degrees. Not much diversity. Lack of sun I presume.

  • Cabbage White 53
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3

Jesse Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • American Copper 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Lady 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Duos and sometimes a trio of Banded Hairstreaks in dogfights up in the oak leaves.

  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Matt Webster

Dambly's Garden Center
Camden County, NJ

Predominantly on Buddleia.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10