August 2016 Sightings

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Common Sootywing was zipping around the back yard. The Question Mark was my 29th butterfly species for the day - shucks, missed 30 species by one.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Sootywing 1

Will Kerling

Vineland, NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

There were three butterfly species spotted on the main business strip.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 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

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

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

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

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Only butterfly observed while resting in my truck at lunch.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 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

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

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

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

Jean Gutsmuth

Haddon Heights garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 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

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

Jack Miller

near Sea Grove Garden Center
Cape May County, NJ

Seen while driving south.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

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

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

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

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

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

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
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