June 2017 Sightings

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found a Sachem on White Clover and a fresh, Wild Indigo Duskywing near a source of the Wild Indigo plants.

  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ
Atlantic County, NJ

A quick yard list revealed an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail cat, which dropped onto someone passing a cherry tree.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 0
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail catepillar

Steven Glynn

1st powerline area along Rt. 555
Cumberland County, NJ

Activity has dimmed, perhaps different species are in between broods now. Pearl Crescents are nowhere to be found now, or so it seems.

European Skippers are new to this area for me.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • European Skipper 3

Swarthy Skipper

Will Kerling

Head of River along Tuckahoe
Cape May County, NJ

Stopped for an Appalachian Brown and did not find one, but had a satyr.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

Will Kerling

Power Line behind Acme Market - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Discovered mint fresh, American Snout and Least Skipper.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Least Skipper

Cynthia Allen

Woodbine
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2

Harvey Tomlinson

Beaver Dam Rd and "causeway"
Cape May County, NJ

70, light wind, Sunny!
9-10:30
Aaron's Skippers were numerous

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 14
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2

Delaware Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Painted Lady

swallowtails

Claire Campbell

Historic Smithville Park, Burlington County Parks
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Sulphur sp. 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Will Kerling

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

This spot is so reliable for butterflies.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Cynthia Allen

Belleplain State Forest--various locations
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush ST reign supreme here! 17 were clustered together puddling in one spot on Tom Field Rd.
Ebony Jewelwings are out.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 58
  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2

Will Kerling

Woodbine, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A mix of swallowtails and Cabbage Whites were recorded here.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

My FOY Least Skipper in the yard.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Woodland Road - Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Recorded great butterfly diversity in a yard at this location!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 23
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 2

Will Kerling

BSF - Tom Fields Road
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtails were the show! Saw 18 of them puddling together along with one Red-spotted Purple.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 52
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak was very worn. Male Zabulon was nectaring in a Mock Orange blossom. Least Skipper was flying at 7 PM.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Cape May Avenue - Estell Manor, NJ
Atlantic County, NJ

Swallowtails were the only butterflies to be seen.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2

Jack Miller

Nature Conservancy fields at Lummis Pond Preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

Photo caption: "Honey, I know a great place to go puddling!" "You're sure it's safe?"

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • European Skipper 12

Will Kerling

Woodland Road - Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtails are still around and finally appear to be peaking out and dropping off.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4

Will Kerling

Power Line along Rte. 605 north of Belleplain, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Swallowtails and Red-spotted Purples are still fairly easy to find. Clearly, there are more Spicebush Swallowtails now than Eastern Tiger Swallowtails.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Will Kerling

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

The bike path had plenty of Cabbage Whites and butterfly diversity.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 56
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Lady sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Will Kerling

Power Line along Cape May Avenue - Estell Manor, NJ
Atlantic County, NJ

Flushed a mint fresh, Northern Cloudywing.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

1st Ave. (Hunter's Mill) accessed areas near Estell Manor
Atlantic County, NJ

[These are our first bog coppers of 2017. Good work, Steve! jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Bog Copper 9
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2

bog copper

Tawny-edged Skipper

bog copper

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found a fresh second brood, American Copper.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • American Copper 1
  • American Lady 1

American Copper

American Copper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Will Kerling

South Dennis, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There is a strong new brood of Cabbage Whites.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Eastern Comma

Juniper Hairstreak

Will Kerling

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

There was a mint 'Summer Form' Question Mark here today. The only skipper was a fresh Aaron's Skipper visiting roses.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lady sp. 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1

Aaron's Skipper

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marltom
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1

Chip Krilowicz

Hopkins Pond, Haddonfield
Camden County, NJ

75 Partly Sunny

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Eastern Comma

Red-banded Hairstreak