August 2016 Sightings

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

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

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

Jean Gutsmuth

Haddon Heights garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 1

Chip Krilowicz

Haddonfield yard
Camden County, NJ

Attracted to back light and spent the night there.

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

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

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

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

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

Will Kerling

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

There were 5 Silver-spotted Skippers on one Butterfly Bush.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Sachem 3

Silver-spotted Skippers

David L. Amadio

CMBO CRE Gardens
Cape May County, NJ

Observations made between 10 & 10:30 a.m. All 5 Gray Hairstreaks were on mountain mint.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Gray Hairstreak

Will Kerling

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

The heat was keeping butterfly activity to a minimum.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

TNC Eldora
Cape May County, NJ

Observations made between 8:50 & 9:40 a.m. Sunny 83 degrees and calm. Also includes butterflies on Pepperbush opposite the preserve on Rt47

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 10
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5
  • Aaron's Skipper 9
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 12
  • Dun Skipper 3

David L. Amadio

Triangle Garden Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

Very dry in CMPT. Observations from 12 noon till 12:18 p.m. Added one Spicebush around 4:25 p.m.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Jennifer Bulava

Crystal Lake Park, Mansfield Twp
Burlington County, NJ

This park was under construction for about a year, so this was my first time there since last fall. A hot and extremely humid morning.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Will Kerling

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

Was surprised to find a Red-banded Hairstreak in this yard. It definitely was new for this location in 2016.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Will Kerling

Wetlands Institute - Stone Harbor, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Was surprised to find two Spicebush Swallowtails in this salt marsh environment.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Spicebush Swallowtail

Sandra Keller

My garden
Camden County, NJ

I was out weeding. Partly sunny, late afternoon, SW winds.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Will Kerling

Belleplain State Forest to Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were swallowtails and a Red-spotted Purple on this road trip - BSF (1 Spicebush Swallowtail), Woodbine (a spice and a Red-spotted Purple) and Court House-Dennisville Road (a tiger and a spice).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

David L. Amadio

The Rea Farm CM Point
Cape May County, NJ

Temp. at 90 degrees after 3:30 p.m. A visit to this property without seeing Viceroy is highly unusual in my experience.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Had 7 Appalachian Browns on our fruit dish at 6:45 p.m. Photo of 4 on the fruit dish. 2 were still there at 7:45 p.m. Fun to read of Brian Johnson's mega numbers up in Salem County. Cloudless Sulphur flew around the garden and then out.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Appalachian Brown 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Hackberry Emperor and Red-spotted Purple

Appalachian Browns

Sandra Keller

Wheelabrator Refuge - just the garden
Gloucester County, NJ

I was here to water. Lots of nectar. Very hot and muggy. SW winds, partly sunny, afternoon.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

The Nature Conservancy's SCM Meadows
Cape May County, NJ

Last stop of the day (not counting Little Danny's for ice cream). 4:35 to 5:35 p.m. Temp. still 90-92 degrees and sunny. Added one more Little Yellow here. Observed a total of 34 species in CM County this day.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Harvey Tomlinson

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Little Yellows are in! I counted 15 along the "road" that runs between the dunes and the small plover ponds. Probably more. Common Buckeyes were numerous but all of them very small as with the Variegated Frits.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 15
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 40
  • Monarch 3

Little Yellow

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

FOY Cloudless Sulphur in my yard was a female laying eggs on Partridge Pea.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

David L. Amadio

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Observations made between 12:30 and 2 p.m. Most of the Little Yellow action was around the first two plover ponds. Likely more, but I had to duck into the shaded wooded trail system for some heat relief.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 11
  • American Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 25
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Little Yellow

David L. Amadio

Higbees Beach WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Very hot and oppressive from 2:25 to 3:30 p.m. Deer flies relentless. Most butterfly activity was in shaded and more moist areas of the WMA.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Dave & Pat Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

All but one Cabbage White & one Zab observed by Pat, while I explored CM County today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Mike Hannisian

Cox Hall Creek WMA
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1

David L. Amadio

Cape May NWR Kimbles Beach Rd.
Cape May County, NJ

Brief obs. at 11:30 a.m. Part sun 88 degrees.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1