August 2016 Sightings

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

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

Will Kerling

Woodbine, NJ to Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There was an Orange Sulphur, a Monarch and a Cabbage White on this journey - Woodbine (Orange Sulphur), Rte. 47 at Johnson Lake (a Monarch) and Court House-Dennisville Road ( a Cabbage White).

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

white banding on upper wing, eyes prominent on lower wings front and back. On Pearly Everlasting and tall sedum. No photos while I get my equipment in shape.
Tall sedum is awash with skippers these days.

  • American Lady 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 25
  • Tawny Emperor 7
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 12

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem c
  • Delaware Skipper 2

Delaware Skipper

Variegated Fritillary cat

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

15 Black Swallowtail caterpillars on Parsley. One of the Cloudless Sulphurs was laying eggs on Partridge Pea. The Red-spotted Purples were "over the top" with 42 at days end. Many were chasing each other around (mating activity)!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 42
  • Tawny Emperor 9
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Sachem 15

Will Kerling

Butterfly Weed patch in Belleplain, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The most pleasant surprise was a couple of passing through Cloudless Sulphurs.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Sachem 4

Pearl Crescent

Will Kerling

Woodbine, NJ to Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

This trip had Cloudless Sulphurs, a Spicebush Swallowtail and a Cabbage White in it - Woodbine (Cloudless Sulphur), Rte. 47 ( a Spicebush Swallowtail and a Cloudless Sulphur) and CMCH (a Cabbage White).

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2

Meredith Koenig

my garden East Vineland NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

Huge yellow male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4:50 pm making leisurely rounds of the garden, alighted for 8 seconds at arm's length from me on phlox. Used time to look at detail, no camera.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Will Kerling

Power Line off Rte. 605 north of Belleplain
Cape May County, NJ

Very quick stop to check out the blooming wild Gayfeather. Saw two Cloudless Sulphurs and a Silver-spotted Skipper getting nectar from them.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

There was a deformed Monarch in the back lawn.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 4

Monarch

Sachem

Will Kerling

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

Sachems were enjoying the nectar of Common Cat's-ear until the sun closed the blossoms. Photo of a Cabbage White on a closing Common Cat's-ear blossom.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Sachem 12

Cabbage White

Will Kerling

Cape May Avenue - Estell Manor
Atlantic County, NJ

There were 2 Cloudless Sulphurs on this road.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

8 Monarchs released, another flying in the yard. 3 black swallowtail chrysalids and 14 cats on parsley.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Sachem 15

Teresa Knipper

Home garden
Cape May County, NJ

Was just thinking it was time for a fiery skipper to show up, went out to the garden, and there he was!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Black Swallowtail male

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

The highest species count this year here. Monarch was flying south along the edge of NJ Turnpike.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 4

Jesse and Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

American snouts continue the best year we have ever had for them in our garden (while many other species seem to be "under-performing" here so far).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 20

Cabbage White

Crossline Skipper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 1

Jack Miller

my yard, Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Some very fresh m. black swallowtails, a fresh tawny-edged sk, a return of the sootywing, cloudless sulfurs laying eggs on the partridge peas, and a new yard record for buckeyes today.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 65
  • Dun Skipper 1

Common Buckeyes and Sachem

Black Swallowtail

Will Kerling

Cedar Meadow Drive - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found four Fiery Skippers and they were all really beaten up!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 100+
  • Dun Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Harvey Tomlinson

Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Drive
Atlantic County, NJ

Sightings from impoundment drive only. Numbers may look "Big" but remember the drive is 5+ miles.
Little Yellows were a real treat! The only skippers I saw were Least. The Orange sulphur in photo was as large as a Cloudless Sulphur. Huge.

  • Black Swallowtail 35
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White C
  • Sulphur sp. 4
  • Orange Sulphur C
  • Cloudless Sulphur 47
  • Little Yellow 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Monarch 23
  • Least Skipper 9

Little Yellow

Orange Sulphur