August 2016 Sightings

Will Kerling

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

There were swallowtails and Cabbage Whites on this journey - Head of River (an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail), Belleplain (a tiger, a Spicebush Swallowtail and a Cabbage White), Rte. 47 (a tiger), Court House-Dennisville Road (a tiger) and CMCH (2 tigers and 8 Cabbage Whites).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Photos of Black Swallowtail pupa this morning and also a photo in afternoon, showing how cryptic it looks on plant.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 10

Black Swallowtail pupa

Black Swallowtail pupa

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Delaware Skipper spent time inside both White Phlox and Hibiscus moscheutos. First Aaron's Skipper of new brood.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Steven Glynn

Bronze Copper colony area #1 near Salem City
Salem County, NJ

Fresh, third brood just now emerging.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Bronze Copper 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Pearl Crescents

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

Found two different instars of the Red-spotted Purple - both on tips of Black Cherry leaves. The new find for the year at this location was an American Snout.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 17
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 16
  • Question Mark 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 16
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 9
  • Little Glassywing 6
  • Sachem 8
  • Dun Skipper 5

Common Wood-Nymph

Red-spotted Purple caterpillar

Red-spotted Purple caterpillar

Steven Glynn

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

Fresh Crossline Skippers flying, but too busy to get a picture.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 13
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Variegated Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Crossline Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 6
  • Sachem 2

Appalachian Brown

Little Glassywing

Common Wood-Nymph

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

One dark form female Tiger ST. 3rd day for the Monarch.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Will Kerling

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

The Dion Skippers and the Appalachian Browns were in hiding even in their shady sedge environment due to searing heat and humidity! Best find of the day was a fresh White M Hairstreak high on cluster of Sweet Pepperbush flowers.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 19
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Appalachian Brown 8
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 8

Dion Skippers

Steven Glynn and Harvey Tomlinson

Field near Maple Ave. impoundment - Turkey Point area
Cumberland County, NJ

Excellent mix of skippers. Largest group of Delawares I've found this year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Delaware Skipper 11
  • Broad-winged Skipper common

Salt Marsh Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Delaware Skippers

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

During brief viewing, I saw only skippers (7 species) and two Eastern Tiger Swallowtails. The Horace's Duskywing was driving away Eastern Tiger Swallowtails from sunflowers in a stand so that it was the only butterfly utilizing nectar there!!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 6
  • Dun Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Will Kerling

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

During this trip, I observed Cabbage Whites, a Spicebush Swallowtail and Eastern Tiger Swallowtails - Woodbine (spice and a Cabbage White), Rte. 47 (2 Cabbage Whites), Court House-Dennisville Road (2 tigers and a Cabbage White) and CMCH (2 Cabbage Whites). It is interesting that Orange Sulphurs have been absent along the road on my trips.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Butterfly Garden
Gloucester County, NJ

Spent about 25 min. here. Cloudy and low 80's at noon. Dark Tiger flew in briefly. Also observed 3 Snowberry clearwings and 2 Hummingbird clearwings all on buddleia. Zabs were 3 males 2 females.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Swarthy Skipper

Will Kerling

Belleplain, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

In a vacant lot with Butterfly Weed, I discovered 6 butterfly species during early morning. The best find was a fresh male, Tawny-edged Skipper (digital image).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Tawny-edged Skipper, male

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Monarchs (male & female)

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Will Kerling

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

There were, at least, 5 butterfly species using the back yard.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Good numbers of both E. Tiger ST and Spicebush ST. Most of the E. Tigers I've seen recently are females. Black ST was a fresh female.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Cloudy and 86 degrees at 12:30 p.m. A few brief sunny breaks. Observed a female Hackberry Emperor laying eggs on Hackberry tree in dense shade. Spicebush the most abundant species here currently. Zabs all males.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 17
  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Copper 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Community Center
Gloucester County, NJ

Not an extensive search here today. Did find my only Sachem for the day, a worn female.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 3

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Two female Zabs today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

American Lady

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

This tract of land is slated for redevelopment in the future. Town houses will replace the locust grove that is a good spot for butterflies late in the year. Also in spring is dripping with Yellow Warblers, Indigo Buntings, both Orioles, and Warbling Vireo. Observed a female Zab laying eggs on Crabgrass.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 8

Viceroy

Zabulon Skipper egg

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 130
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Swallowtail sp. 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 21
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 22
  • Swarthy Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 28
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 3

Dun Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

Gray Hairstreak

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Red banded and E. Tailed blue on mt. Mint.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Just the path from the garden to the green building looking for grass skippers.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Best diversity of the season in my yard. Both Delaware Skippers were deep inside Hibiscus blossoms. One of the E. Tiger ST was a black form female. Black ST was a fresh male.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Tom Bailey

Rancocas State Park, Westhampton Township
Burlington County, NJ

Former Indian Reservation area.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • American Copper 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1

American Copper

Red-spotted Purple

Steven Glynn

Nabb Road fields
Cumberland County, NJ

In-between broods of Checkered Whites (apparently). Area has been cleared and prepared for fall planting, but appears that some care was taken to leave good areas for butterfly activity.

  • Cabbage White Common
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent Common
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 2

Common Sootywing

Kathy Horn

CRE garden, Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Harvey Tomlinson

Higbee Beach WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak was the Bug of the Day. I would say they were abundant. It was also the only Hairstreak.
No Monarchs - 6:30 to 10:00 am!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 15
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak A
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 25
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Question Mark

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1