August 2016 Sightings

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

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

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

Jesse and Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

An afternoon survey as town will be aerial spraying with malathion this evening. Wish we could do a count of caterpillars, more likely to be affected.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • American Copper 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • American Snout 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Will Kerling

Estell Manor. NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

Down to one Northern Broken-Dash and the Zabulon Skippers and Little Glassywings are increasing in numbers.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 8
  • Dun Skipper 3

Northern Broken-Dash, male

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Only butterfly observed while resting in my truck at lunch.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Jack Miller

Cape May Point St Pk
Cape May County, NJ

Began my day at 10:30 at the Triangle Garden where I did not see a single bfly. Moved to the St Pk by 11 and it was already blazing hot. Little Yellow and buckeye counts are conservative.

[Looks like we have two migratory species crossing paths in high numbers – little yellows wandering northward and buckeyes (apparently) heading south. Whew! jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 29
  • Swallowtail sp. 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 65
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2

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

Brian Johnson

NLT Burden hill preserve North Burden Hill road
Salem County, NJ

I was working there yesterday and noticed a lot of Appalachian Browns flying. I was off work today so I went back and did a serious count. I probably saw more Appalachian Browns there today then I usually see all year!

[This seems the highest single-day count we have ever had for App brown. And check out the 6 great spangled frits as well – our first report of that species since Brian had two on 7/19/16 at this same site. Good going, Brian! jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Appalachian Brown 113
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 11
  • Least Skipper 24
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 3

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 with Pat and Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Stopped to visit and indulge in refreshments here for bit. Pat and Clay could add to this list, but these were some of the bugs that I saw with them (I wasn't recording).

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun 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

Jack Miller

my yard, Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Home by about 6:00 and added a couple of skippers to the day's list. Today I saw 40 species in the Cape (and identified 39; won't call one that I believe was a n. broken dash) and had a thoroughly lovely time, despite the heat.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Sachem 6
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Will Kerling

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

Discovered 25 butterfly species and 15 of these species were skippers!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 17
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Southern Cloudywing 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 6
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 32
  • Broad-winged Skipper 6
  • Dun Skipper 3

Fiery Skipper

Southern Cloudywing

Jack Miller

near Sea Grove Garden Center
Cape May County, NJ

Seen while driving south.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Pat Sutton

TNC ELdora Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Meadows around building are full of nectar plants

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Jean Gutsmuth

Haddon Heights garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 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

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