August 2016 Sightings

Harvey Tomlinson

Higbee Beach WMA
Cape May County, NJ

After having counted over 50 Red-banded Hairstreaks days ago I could only find 3 this morning. Predators? Still no Monarchs.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Hackberry Emperor

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

First Red-Banded Hairstreak in the garden this year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Cynthia Allen

Middle Township Bike Path
Cape May County, NJ

A black-form female E. Tiger ST. Southern Cloudywings and Fiery Skipper in same location that Will Kerling had them on 8/8.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 13
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 19
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Common Sootywing 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Question Mark laying eggs on Hops. Female Zabulon.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Will Kerling

Woodbine, NJ to Rio Grande, NJ and back to CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There continues to be Eastern Tiger Swallowtails and Spicebush Swallowtails crossing the highways everywhere I go with an occasional Red-spotted Purple - Woodbine (a Red-spotted Purple and 2 spices), Rte. 47 (1 tiger and 3 spices), Rio Grande to CMCH (a Cabbage White and a spice) and CMCH (4 Cabbage Whites and 3 tigers).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Male & female Black Swallowtail. One of the Spicebush Swallowtails was a female laying eggs on Spicebush. Cut-leafed Coneflower (which is tall and does not look likely as a hairstreak nectar plant) has begun to pull in the hairstreaks again.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Juniper Hairstreak on cut-leaf coneflower

Beth Polvino

Higbee Beach
Cape May County, NJ

mid afternoon, sunny with some breeze but eventually the deer flies chased me off

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Emperor sp. 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Common Sootywing

Will Kerling

Cumberland Avenue and Rte. 49 to Rte. 55
Cumberland County, NJ

There was a Cabbage White and swallowtails on this trip.

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

Chris Herz & Mike Russell

Wheelabrator garden, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Just a quick stop late in the day for Mike to water. A. Lady on Mt. Mint. Spicebush was a male.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Only butterfly observed while resting in my truck at lunch.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

A Summer Azure was the only butterfly species that has not been here for awhile. Finally, The Northern Broken-Dash was missing from a survey.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 16
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 7
  • Dun Skipper 3

Red-spotted Purple

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Male monarch hanging around waiting for a mate? A couple of black swallowtail cats and newly emerged monarch cats on C. Milkweed.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Harvey Tomlinson

Edwin B Forsythe wildlife drive
Atlantic County, NJ

A birding trip but butterflies were noted. Photographed a Cloudless Sulphur. I normally see my first at Higbee. Very dry here. Only 3 Monarchs

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 15
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Cloudless Sulphur

Cynthia Allen

Middle Township Bike Path
Cape May County, NJ

A quick survey in this area produced 19 sp. today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Finally put some fruit out and the magic has begun.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Fiery Skipper

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Observations made after 6:30 p.m. tonight. Only the 3rd Monarch in the garden so far this year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jack Miller

Beanery
Cape May County, NJ

The southern Cape is in need of rain. I only walked in the parking lot.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Jack Miller

Higbee Beach
Cape May County, NJ

Very hot; I mostly stayed in the woods and shade.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Swallowtail sp. 4
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 4

Will Kerling

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

I have seen a few butterfly species getting nectar on Pokeberry Bush flowers in the past and have not been successful in obtaining a digital image.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Lady sp. 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue on pokeberry

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

The 30th butterfly species of the day was a Question Mark egg laying on American Elm.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Zabulon Skipper

Will Kerling

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

This trip produced Spicebush Swallowtails, a Red-spotted Purple, Eastern Tiger Swallowtails and Cabbage Whites - Head of River (Red-spotted Purple), Belleplain State Forest (an Eastern Swallowtail and 3 Spicebush Swallowtails), Rte. 47 (a Cabbage White and a spice) and CMCH (a tiger and a Cabbage White).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Jean Gutsmuth

Haddon Heights garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 1

Clay and Pat Sutton, Jack Miller

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

3rd evening for Appalachian Brown on our fruit. Often don't show up until 4 or 5 p.m. or later. One of the Black Swallowtails was a female laying eggs on Parsley.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 2
  • Question Mark 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Appalachian Brown

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Fresh Gray Hairstreak. Black ST female laying eggs on Fennel. Also, several large Black ST cats about to go into chrysalis.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Pat Sutton

Janet Crawford's garden Leesburg
Cumberland County, NJ

Monarchs were mating. Then the female was laying eggs. Large Monarch caterpillar on Tropical Milkweed.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Pat Sutton

Tony Klock's garden in Port Norris
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 25

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

No tigers tonight.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Jack Miller

CMBO
Cape May County, NJ

Stopped here twice (once to and once from the Suttons) especially looking for the scallopwings (that continue to elude me).

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1