September 2016 Sightings

Will Kerling

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

Even though it was cloudy, I recorded 18 different butterfly species. A Southern Cloudywing made it into September.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 26
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 4
  • Sachem 95
  • Dun Skipper 2

Swarthy Skipper

Southern Cloudywing

David L. Amadio

Home Depot (Mantua)
Gloucester County, NJ

All on Buddleia.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Sachem 5

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Cape May County, NJ

Found a lone Eastern Tailed-Blue at White Clover late in the day.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Will Kerling

Butterfly Weed patch in Belleplain, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

I found five butterfly species active in a warm and light rain!

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Will Kerling

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

A 'Summer Form' Question Mark landed on the back porch screen door.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Sachem 4

Question Mark

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem c

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Monarchs recorded for 8th day in a row here.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Chip Krilowicz

Medford, Medford Leas
Burlington County, NJ

30 Monarch cats ran out of food, relocated to fresh milkweed.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 12
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 8
  • Viceroy 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 25

Chris Herz

Wheelabrator garden & fields just outside of garden
Gloucester County, NJ

Narrow-leaved Eupatorium in bloom in fields attracting variegated frit., common wood nymph, sachems, orange sulphur, and monarch. White M on the same plant in the garden but only a brief look. Did not walk into tall grasses–fearing chiggers–so underestimated sachems and eastern tailed-blues. Also one monarch cat on c. milkweed.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 42
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 35

David L. Amadio

Salem City area
Salem County, NJ

Broad-winged Skippers still flying here. Just about done back in Glouco. Found one nectaring on a very small patch of Salt Marsh fleabane. Never noticed this plant before in Salem.

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 19
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 14
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper `
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 16
  • Broad-winged Skipper 20

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

Silver spotted skipper 11:38 am. 2 Monarchs sighted together 2:40-45pm, skippers plentiful in garden daily.

  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Supawna Meadows NWR
Salem County, NJ

Meadow Fritillaries fought off my efforts for a decent photo today. Observed a Black Swallowtail laying eggs on previously mowed Queen Anne's Lace. Observations made from 4-5:25 p.m.

[This is the first meadow frit report since July 16 –apparently, the first of the third ("late summer") brood. Nice! jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 6
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Black Swallowtail

David L. Amadio

Salem WMA Rt 45
Salem County, NJ

Area recently mowed, not much nectar

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2

Brian Johnson

Undesignated
Burlington County, NJ

The diversity was real good for this location. The second brood of Georgia satyr is winding down.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Georgia Satyr 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4

Will Kerling

Woodbine, NJ to CMCH, NJ then to Wetlands Institute
Cape May County, NJ

There were Cloudless Sulphurs, Cabbage Whites and Sachems on this trip - Rte. 47 (a Cloudless Sulphur), downtown CMCH (2 Cabbage Whites, 2 Cloudless Sulphurs and 6 Sachems) and Rte. 9 (4 Sachems and a Cloudless Sulphur).

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sachem 10

Sachem

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Observations made only till 10:30 a.m.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Sachem 2

David L. Amadio

Mannington Marsh and various roadsides
Salem County, NJ

One worn male Bronze Copper here today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Bronze Copper

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Sachem c
  • Delaware Skipper 2

David L. Amadio

Rt 295 just north of Exit 4 (Carney's Point)
Salem County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Will Kerling

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

There was a fresh Common Sootywing searching for nectar from White Clover in the back yard.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Sachem 10

David L. Amadio

Salem WMA Rt540
Salem County, NJ

Most of the Buckeyes here were nectaring on climbing hempweed.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 21
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 21
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Sachem 7

Sachems

David L. Amadio

Alloway Municipal Garden.
Salem County, NJ

Always a special little garden. A salute to the Salem County Nature Club!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 11
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 125

Variegated Fritillary

Monarch chrysalis

Jennifer Bulava

Rancocas State Park, Westampton
Burlington County, NJ

Guided nature hike, 2.3 miles

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Will Kerling

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

Do not clearly remember butterflies getting nectar from Primrose species and have seen moths on them near dark in the past. In this context, it was a surprising for me to see a Cloudless Sulphur stop for nourishment at a Primrose flower.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 36

Cloudless Sulphur

Michael Drake

Palmyra Cove, Palmyra
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 48
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 60
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 3

David L. Amadio

Thundergut WMA (Rt 540 Alloway access)
Salem County, NJ

Nectar sources here are: NY Ironweed,Goldenrod,& a White Eupatorium sp.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 16
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 60

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Cape May County, NJ

The Monarchs keep drifting through this property.

  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 4

Sachem

Will Kerling

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

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 6
  • Sachem 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Salt Marsh Skipper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Wind was keeping most butterflies grounded here today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 3

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5