April 2017 Sightings

Will Kerling

Field near the intersection of Rte. 9 and Avalon Boulevard
Cape May County, NJ

Despite the weather, I flushed seven Orange Sulphurs.

  • Orange Sulphur 7

Orange Sulphur

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

One butterfly seen at 10:47 while birding in the park.

  • Cabbage White 1

Jack Miller

MacNamara
Cape May County, NJ

1- 2:30. Sun and 60. Something I find strange is that I have not seen an azure or anglewing here in two weeks despite seeing them regularly since late February.

[This is our first report of Juvenal's in 2017. Nice find, Jack! jc]

  • Henry's Elfin 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Juvenal's Duskywing

Henry's Elfin

Mourning Cloak

David L. Amadio

Hessian Ave., National Park
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Jennifer Bulava

Backyard, Mullica Twp
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Flushed a small but fresh Gray Hairstreak from the grass.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Gray Hairstreak

Harvey Tomlinson

Jakes Landing
Cape May County, NJ

Stopped at Jakes Landing after spending the day in the field w/ Steve Glynn and the only butterfly was a Spring Azure-violacea form. A very "clean" looking bug

  • Spring Azure 1

Spring Azure

Cynthia Allen

Belleplain SF, Tom Field Rd.
Cape May County, NJ

Only my second Mourning Cloak this season.

  • Blueberry Azure 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Meredith Koenig

my garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Azure, sp. 6

Jack Connor

Mannheim Avenue (dirt extension) Galloway
Atlantic County, NJ

3-4 pm. ~60 degrees. Light winds. One azure "marginata." Other uncertain form.

  • Blueberry Azure 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Cynthia Allen

Woodbine
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Visiting fruit dish

  • Eastern Comma 1

Steven Glynn and Harvey Tomlinson

Bevan WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Includes sightings from Whitehead Road, areas near/along Railroad Ave and nearby fields

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Henry's Elfin 6
  • Blueberry Azure 4
  • Anglewing sp. 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Mourning Cloak

Henry's Elfin

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Comma was nectaring on small ornamental shrub, cherry sp.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Chris Herz

McNaughton's Garden Center, Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

on pansies

  • Cabbage White 1

Steven Glynn

Heislerville WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Henry's Elfin 1

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sulphur sp. 1

David L. Amadio

Rt 295 Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Nectaring on vinca periwinkle

  • Cabbage White 1

Chip Krilowicz

New Brooklawn County Park
Camden County, NJ

Three Blue Corporals fresh.

  • Eastern Comma 1

Blue Corporal

Eastern Comma

David L. Amadio

Rt 295 Mt.Ephraim
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Chip Krilowicz

Winslow WMA Winslow
Camden County, NJ

60 degrees plenty of sun and 10 mph wind.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Anglewing sp. 3

Tom Bailey

Taylor's Wildlife Refuge, Cinnaminson
Burlington County, NJ

One butterfly seen at 12:05 during an hour walk.

  • Cabbage White 1

Will Kerling

Gus's Beach Road and the Delaware Bay dune - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found three fresh Cabbage Whites, an Eastern Comma and an Azure species during a forest walk and then a fourth Cabbage White along a dune path to the Delaware Bay.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Cabbage White

Pat & Clay Sutton

East Creek Trail, Belleplain State Forest
Cape May County, NJ

  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Henry's Elfin

Will Kerling

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

Flushed an Anglewing species in the forest near the trailhead, most likely, an Eastern Comma. Needed a better look.

  • Anglewing sp. 1

Will Kerling

USCG Station in Cape May, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found active butterflies in the lawns. They were a fresh Gray Hairstreak, a Cabbage White and two Orange Sulphurs. Had a total of nine butterfly species this day.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Cynthia Allen

Woodcock Trail at Cape May NWR
Cape May County, NJ

The Question Mark was a total rag and was in exact spot I saw one back in late Feb. I was surprised not to see any other anglewings or any azures.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 40
  • Question Mark 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Tom Field Road, Belleplain State Forest
Cape May County, NJ

Fun to see Six-spotted Tiger Beetle too.

  • Henry's Elfin 6
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Eastern Comma 3

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle