August 2016 Sightings

Harvey Tomlinson

Edwin B Forsythe Wildlife Drive (Brig)
Atlantic County, NJ

A mostly Birding trip but needless to say spent an hour at Jen's Trail parking area looking for the Broken Dash. No Luck. Salt-marsh Skippers were abundant ( 100's) along the drive

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper A
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

Discovered 18 butterfly species and over half of them were skippers (10 species). The Spicebush Swallowtails are growing in numbers (20) and they are quite varied on the dorsal side of their hind wings.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 20
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 10
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 9
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Sachem 12
  • Dun Skipper 3

Spicebush Swallowtail

Peck's Skippers

Common Buckeye

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

The Monarch was a female and she was laying eggs.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Jennifer Bulava

Boundary Creek Natural Resource Area, Moorestown
Burlington County, NJ

Leading a children's butterfly program, 10:00 am.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

American Copper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Peck's Skipper, female

Beth Polvino

Goshen CMBO
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny with light winds. Many species of butterflies, bees and flies were nectaring on Mountain Mint. Hayhurst's Scallopwing found ~ a lifer for me

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Lady sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper C

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Cynthia Allen

Triangle Garden
Cape May County, NJ

Loads of nectar in this garden on a sunny day, but almost no butterflies. They must be spraying in this area!

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

Will Kerling

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

The over mowed yard does not have much to offer. A Cabbage White got nectar from Common Cat's-ear. It is a single plant with its lone flower and the only other nectar is a few clovers that escaped the blade.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sachem 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Jesse Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 20
  • American Copper 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 2
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 8

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jack Miller

my yard, Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

The meadow and milkweed patch behind my property was mowed today. Oh well.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 6

Cynthia Allen

Cape May NWR, Kimble's Beach, Songbird Trail
Cape May County, NJ

Many of the butterflies were on Sweet Clethra in the parking lot, as was a large Argiope spider waiting in her web.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Head of River to Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were Eastern Tiger Swallowtails, Spicebush Swallowtails, a Red-spotted Purple and Cabbage Whites on this trip - Head of River (2 tigers and a Spicebush Swallowtail), BSF (2 spices and a Red-spotted Purple), Woodbine (1 tiger and 2 spices) and Downtown CMCH (4 tigers and 9 Cabbage Whites).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

I looked for Satyrium Hairstreaks (especially, Striped Hairstreak - no luck). Did find plenty of Appalachian Browns and Dion Skippers.

[This is our highest count of Appalachian browns this year. The next highest count by one observer in one site is 18 also by Will at this spot. Good work! jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 23
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 27

Dion Skippers

Appalachian Brown

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Both E. Tiger and Spicebush ST seem numerous everywhere.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Jennifer Bulava

Smithville Historic Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

1.8 mile loop from historic side to Smith's Woods and back around to start; mid afternoon.
Swallowtails on butterflybush.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Sunny but not too hot or humid. Couple of black swallowtail eggs and one cat on parsley. Variegated Frit. not seen in this garden for a couple of years. Monarch laying eggs mostly on my neighbor's common milkweed, but did cross the street to check out ours.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

One pre-pupal Black Swallowtail caterpillar.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 10

Red-banded Hairstreak

Red-spotted Purple

Black Swallowtail caterpillar about to pupate

Jennifer Bulava

Laurel Run Park, Delran
Burlington County, NJ

Conducting a children's program in the pavilion, monarch flew by us.

  • Monarch 1

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Little Glassywing

Jesse Amesbury

Noyes Museum Garden
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

It was another delightful day of observing the behavior of skippers!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 7
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Sachem 4
  • Dun Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtails

Northern Broken-Dash, female

Clay Sutton

Cape May National Wildlife Refuge: Kimbles Beach Road
Cape May County, NJ

  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1

Sandra Keller

Wheelabrator Refuge
Gloucester County, NJ

The garden, then the dirt road as I walked awhile. Partly sunny, afternoon, 83 degrees, light SE winds. Garden had lots of nectar!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 7
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Will Kerling

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

There was plenty of nectar and few butterflies.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Harvey Tomlinson

Eldora Nature Conservancy gardens
Cumberland County, NJ

Excellent gardens w/ a wonderful variety of species

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 12
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 25

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1