August 2016 Sightings

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Butterfly garden
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

C Wyluda

Lizard Tail Swamp, Middle Twp.
Cape May County, NJ

1:19 to 3:35 pm, yellow and part of the blue trails. never here before; dry for a swamp! super hot (90F) and sunny, though more shade than we expected. Also saw a northern waterthrush and had an olive sided flycatcher calling.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 14
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3

Red-spotted Purple

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Monarch laying eggs.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4
  • Aaron's Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Sachem 15
  • Dun Skipper 1

Tawny Emperor

Red-spotted Purple

C Wyluda

Audubon Center, Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

12:20 pm to 1:02 butterflies liking the sedums on the right side of the building; fennel in the garden

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Sachem

C Wyluda

Cox Hall Creek WMA, Villas
Cape May County, NJ

9:45 am to 12:02 pm Walked perimeter on paved trails.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 46
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 2

Cloudless Sulphur

Viceroy

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

My FOY Viceroy anywhere this year.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Sachem C

Viceroy

Jack Miller

my yard, Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 60

Will Kerling

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

Found a season high of eight butterfly species in the back yard. The Tawny Emperor was a new butterfly species here.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 10

Tawny Emperor

Will Kerling

TNC Meadows - West Cape May, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Went to find Little Yellows and found two - a male and a female.
Photos of Little Yellow, a Black Swallowtail egg on Queen Anne's Lace and a male Black Swallowtail.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 29
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 48
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 46

Little Yellow

Black Swallowtail egg

Will Kerling

TNC Meadows - West Cape May, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found a male and a female Little Yellow and 13 other butterfly species. A Black Swallowtail was egg laying on Queen Anne's Lace in the parking lot.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 29
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 48
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 46

Black Swallowtail egg

Little Yellow

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

6 Black Swallowtail caterpillars on Parsley.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 26
  • Tawny Emperor 6
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Fresh Peck's Skippers were on potted buddleia.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 4

Jack Miller

MacNamara WMA
Cape May County, NJ

11:00- 2:00. Thin cirrus, 80's. Lots of thistle which is where most of the swallowtails were. Two mint fresh male spicebush sw.s. All but two of the redbanded hs's were found in two spots: a patch of remnant spicebush bloom and a patch of goldenrod by wood's edge. Had not had a bfly land on me in a long time, but today both of the photoed nymphs landed on me (the old one could barely fly and took a long rest on my hand).

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 50
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 51
  • Swallowtail sp. 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 16
  • Dun Skipper 2

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township
Burlington County, NJ

Backyard garden. Red-banded Hairstreak nectaring on Mountain Mint.

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Will Kerling

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

Found 3 butterfly species on a Butterfly Bush.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Good Red-spotted Purple action tonight. Three enjoying watermelon rind when not being tormented by Bald-faced hornets & one Giant hornet. One of the RSP's was a runt, half the size of the largest individual.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Will Kerling

Highways from Head of River to Cape May, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were Cabbage Whites, Cloudless Sulphurs, a Pearl Crescent and a Red-Spotted Purple on this trip - Rte. 605 ( a Pearl Crescent and a Cloudless Sulphur), Rte. 47 (2 Cabbage Whites), Court House-Dennisville Road ( a Cloudless Sulphur), Springer Mill Road (a Red-spotted Purple) and Seashore Road (a Cabbage White and a Cloudless Sulphur).

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

Discovered a fresh out of Chrysalis butterfly. It was a Question Mark.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Sachem 2

Gray Hairstreak

Question Mark

Sachem

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There was good butterfly variety in the downtown area.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem 4

Sachem

Harvey Tomlinson

My Garden Del Haven
Cape May County, NJ

I have more Hummers than Butterflies. Monarchs peaked at 6 and Sachems are up to 20+.
A dark E Tiger was a treat and also one of the largest butterflies I've seen. Disappointing summer here.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Sachem 20

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, dark female

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Just a quick look tonight. One RSP fell victim to hornets.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 3

Jesse Amesbury

My Yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

The American Snout was only 2nd sighting for the yard. A Dark Morph Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was seen as well.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Sachem 12

American Snout

Tawny Emperor

Red-spotted Purple

Jennifer Bulava

Rancocas State Park, Westampton
Burlington County, NJ

Leading guided nature walk, 2.3 miles from 9:00-11:45.
Checkered skipper feeding on buttonweed, Delaware Skipper feeding on tick trefoils. The rest of the species were either flying or perched on leaves.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper, female

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

A Gray Hairstreak was the highlight for this day here.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Sachem 5

Gray Hairstreak

Jean Gutsmuth

Newton Creek Park, Collingswood
Camden County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Will Kerling

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

There were, at least, 8 butterfly species again in this back yard. The favorite sighting was a female Zabulon Skipper getting nectar from Common Cat's-ear flowers.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 9

Zabulon Skipper

Chip Krilowicz

Hamilton TWP, Makepeace WMA
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Will Kerling

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

A Common Buckeye was showing some sign of the coming fall season. It had a touch of 'Rosa' under its hindwings.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Sachem 40

Common Buckeye

Jean Gutsmuth

Haddon Heights garden
Camden County, NJ

During the past week, I released 4 Black Swallowtails that I had raised from caterpillars.

  • Black Swallowtail 4