August 2016 Sightings

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

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

Will Kerling

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

There were swallowtails, a Red-spotted Purple and a Cabbage White plus a Cloudless Sulphur on this trip - Belleplain (4 spices, 1 tiger and a Red-spotted Purple), Woodbine (3 spices and a Cabbage White), Rte. 47 (2 spices and 3 tigers) and CMCH (a Cloudless Sulphur).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Found a Red-spotted Purple laying eggs on Black Cherry (the tippy tip of the leaf). Our dishes of gooey fruit are still hopping!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 10
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Appalachian Brown 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Red-spotted Purple egg

Appalachian Brown

Tawny Emperor

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

FOY Cloudless Sulphur for my yard.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 10
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Jennifer Bulava

Boundary Creek Natural Resource Area, Moorestown
Burlington County, NJ

General observations from one central location while conducting a nature program. Hackberry emperor perched on a girl in my group and stayed on her for 45 minutes!

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Hackberry Emperor (on hat)

Hackberry Emperor (on arm)

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 15
  • American Copper 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Will Kerling

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

An American Snout was egg laying on young Hackberry Trees. A female Red-spotted Purple was searching for egg laying sites on a cherry tree.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Will Kerling

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

Pleased to find 3 Dion Skippers at this late date. Photo of Appalachian Brown and a female Black Swallowtail getting nectar from Sweet Pepperbush blossoms.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Appalachian Brown 18
  • Monarch 2
  • Dion Skipper 3

Black Swallowtail

Appalachian Brown

Will Kerling

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

Found 3 southern butterflies on the path - Cloudless Sulphur, Fiery Skippers and a Variegated Fritillary.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 13
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 5

Zabulon Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Jean Gutsmuth

Haddon Heights garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

A dark skipper got away before getting a good look.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

FOY cloudless for us.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1

Matt Webster

Dambly's Garden Center, Berlin
Camden County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 14
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Tawny Emperor 8
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Will Kerling

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

Watched a Spicebush Swallowtail lay single eggs under leaves of two young Sassafras trees.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 7

Little Glassywing

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

It was a busy butterfly morning downtown with 10 butterfly species before the oppressive heat settled in.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 9

Spicebush Swallowtail

Will Kerling

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

It was a 4 butterfly species day with the first one being the best. A bright yellow, male Cloudless sulphur flew through the yard - South to North. The Common Buckeye was egg laying on Narrow-leafed Plantain.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

There were 8 Pearl Crescents getting nectar on a small isolated patch of Mountain Mint.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Monarch 1
  • Little Glassywing 2

Jennifer Bulava

Crystal Lake Park, Mansfield Twp
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Will Kerling

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

There were 12 skipper species amongst the 24 butterfly species discovered on the bike path this day. It was wonderful to watch eight Southern Cloudywings within a Zinnia patch.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Southern Cloudywing 8
  • Common Sootywing 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Crossline Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Sachem 34
  • Dun Skipper 4

Common Sootywing

Southern Cloudywing

Steven Glynn

Bronze Copper area #2- Near Salem City
Salem County, NJ

All Bronze Coppers fresh and beautiful. 3rd brood fully emerged.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sulphur sp. x
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Bronze Copper 14
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Bronze Coppers

Will Kerling

Rte. 605 to Belleplain, NJ and south to CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There was an egg laying Red-spotted Purple, Spicebush Swallowtails, a Cabbage White and an American Snout on this journey - Rte. 605 (Red-spotted Purple and a Spicebush Swallowtail), BSF (a spice), Court House-Dennisville Road (a spice) and CMCH (a Cabbage White and an American Snout flying across Acme Market parking lot!!). Photo of Red-spotted Purple egg on tip of old Black Cherry leaf.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2

Red-spotted Purple egg

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

One of the Tiger Swallowtails was a DARK female.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Steven Glynn

Home garden in Millville
Cumberland County, NJ

Dun Skipper is new butterfly to my garden.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Bronze Copper area #1- Near Salem City
Salem County, NJ

No coppers flying in this area, unlike in early July when record numbers were found. 3rd brood may be travelling to nearby areas.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Sulphur sp. x
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 19
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 6
  • Delaware Skipper 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Common Checkered-Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5
  • Sachem 5
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Zabulon Skipper, female

Delaware Skipper, worn female