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

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

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)

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

2 Black ST females, at least one was laying eggs on Fennel. One of the 2 Broad-wings was captured by a crab spider as was one of the Aaron's. The Summer Azure was quite small, about the size of an E. Tailed Blue.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

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

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

Jean Gutsmuth

Haddon Heights garden
Camden County, NJ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Will Kerling

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

As usual, swallowtails passed through this yard.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Silver-spotted 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

Teresa Knipper

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Sweltering hot day but decided to get out and see what was flying. Looks like the monarchs are starting!

  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 31
  • Monarch 21
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

At 7:20 am, a roosting Spicebush Swallowtail came out of a Linden tree to start the butterfly day.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 6

Pearl Crescent

Spicebush Swallowtail

Jean Gutsmuth

Haddon Heights garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 2

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Only the 2nd Horace's this year here, a female on Buddleia.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Smith's Woods Butterfly garden: Zabulon was a female, Fiery was a male.
Both clearwing sphinx moth species present. One massive hickory horned devil caterpillar in last instar (photo).

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Hickory Horned Devil caterpillar

Variegated Fritillary