July 2017 Sightings

Will Kerling

West Hand Avenue near Rte. 47 - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Saw my FOY Banded Hairstreaks. They were fighting for territory in an Oak Tree.

  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

Will Kerling

Gus's Beach Road - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A Butterfly Bush was loaded with Broad-winged Skippers.

  • Cabbage White 16
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 14

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park & adjoining private property
Burlington County, NJ

Cloudy, hot, humid, one brief rain shower, 9:15 to 12:30.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White x
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 11
  • Swarthy Skipper 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Silver spotted skipper seen daily for a week. Cabbage butterflies always present. Am desperate for help with camera.

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

After 7 pm, I found 6 mint butterflies only - no worn ones! They were 3 Common Buckeyes, a male Sachem, a Common Wood-Nymph and an Orange Sulphur.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Sachem 1

Harvey Tomlinson

Bike Path. Started at Indian Trail Rd
Cape May County, NJ

Walked the bike path for about a mile in each direction.
The Odes outnumbered the Leps 20 to 1. Very few butterflies seen. They may have fallen prey to the numerous dragonflies. Lots of butterfly weed but no Butterflies on any of it.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Sootywing 1

Common Sootywing

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Always nice to get a glimpse of C. Wood-Nymph bounding through the shady parts of the garden.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 13

Harvey Tomlinson

Indian Trail Powerline
Cape May County, NJ

Hot and Humid. Lots of nectar. Few Butterflies.
Found 2 more Three-spotted Cabbage Whites. Could the Team keep an eye out for Three-spotted Cabbage Whites? Be careful as sometimes if the wings aren't aligned and a spot from the other wing shines thru. Most Cabbage Whites will open giving a clear view.
Thanks.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Snowberry Clearwing

Horace's Duskywing

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Spent the day tending to the garden. FOY Horace's & BW Skipper for this garden. Been pretty light so far this year here.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Tom Bailey

Mad Horse Creek F&WMA (off Alloway Creek Neck Rd)
Salem County, NJ

Main unit off Alloway Creek Neck Rd just before sharp right bend in road. 12:30 - 2 pm. Hazy, hot, & humid. Three of the Azures were nectaring on Devil's Walking Stick (Aralia spinosa) flowers. Lots of Little Wood-Satyrs. If I would have walked more of the area, I could have easily doubled my count.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 41
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Tom Bailey

Mad Horse Creek F&WMA (off Alloway Creek Neck Rd)
Salem County, NJ

Section of the F&WMA about 1/2 way down Alloway Creek Neck Rd. 12 - 12:30. Very hot & humid, very little nectar.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 2

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Another warm day here. Substantial rain event last night. FW Skippers hard to come by. Hackberry Emperors likely under-counted as they were frequently engaged in dog fights. One female Hackberry as well a Snout laid eggs on Hackberry. The highlight, however, was a Great Spangled Fritillary. There have only been a small handful recorded in Glouco over the past decade.

[This reports gives us three counties this year for great spangled: SAL (2 reports), CMY, and GLO. Good find, Dave! jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 8
  • Little Wood-Satyr 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blues

Great Spangled Fritillary

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Tom Bailey

Featherbed Lane, Pilesgrove Township
Salem County, NJ

I stopped for 15 minutes in mid-afternoon (2:30) and walked along the roadside.

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2

Harvey Tomlinson

My Garden
Cape May County, NJ

My 8th Three-spotted Cabbage White. This individual was marginal. The lower two spots are barely separated

  • Cabbage White 1

Cabbage White

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

3 Banded Hairstreaks in a dogfight.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 12

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Discovered 9 butterfly species in the downtown area.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Harvey Tomlinson

Blue Heron Golf Course (abandoned)
Atlantic County, NJ

This old course is a wonderful Grassland but is Private. With permission, access is possible.
The number of Eastern-tailed Blues and Pearl Crescents were off the charts.
Super Abundant. The three of us estimated anywhere from 350-500 just from the cart paths. We did not venture into the grasses. No need. We did not see a single Skipper and only had 3 Hairstreaks. Wood- Nymphs were also abundant with numerous bugs out in the fields. A very large Frit flew across the grasslands but pics were impossible.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Sulphur sp. 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • American Copper 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue S
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent S
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Little Wood-Satyr 15
  • Common Wood-Nymph c
  • Horace's Duskywing 15
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Common Wood-Nymph

American Copper

Northern Broken-Dash

Sandra Keller

Tall Pines Preserve
Gloucester County, NJ

Marilyn Henry and I searching for butterflies. Mostly sunny, 88 degrees, SW winds. We walked all over the area. Lots of nectar - not as many butterflies as I would have thought.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 46
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4

Pearl Crescent

Will Kerling

Green Creek, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

All of these butterflies were observed at the Green Creek Fire Station during a fund raiser.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Spicebush laying eggs in 2 spice bush shrubs. One egg layed by monarch–very quick visit. More black swallowtail eggs and have 5 cats. Orange sulphur and A. Lady on lavender–both new to yard this season.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Monarch

American Lady

Tom Bailey

Hesstown Rd
Cumberland County, NJ

Two hours in the morning 9-11 am. Both Banded Hairstreaks very worn.

  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Horace's Duskywing

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Resident silver spotted skipper has a tattered wing.
Monarch also present daily since July first, a wild looping, wide ranging flyer.

  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Surprised and pleased to see a second brooded American Copper along the railroad tracks in the downtown area.
Photos of Cynthia's success with Black Swallowtails on her garden Fennel Plants and one failed eclosion of a potential live butterfly.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 13
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 3

Jack Miller

Beaver Swamp WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Pleased to see that the Mulberry wing colony is still in good shape.

  • Swallowtail sp. 1
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Mulberry Wing 7

Striped Hairstreak

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

My third ever sighting of Striped Hairstreak in my yard, with one each in 2015 and 2016. This one was fresh and perched on a Black Cherry leaf. Hopefully, it will return for a picture. A female Black ST was laying eggs on Fennel. Male E. Tiger ST was fresh and probably the beginning of a new brood.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 18

Steven Glynn

Nabb Road field
Cumberland County, NJ

Late afternoon visit to gauge the level of activity before I come back another day to do a full survey.

Checkered Whites not flying this year in any numbers yet and may be dying out. Whites flying during my visit were almost all Cabbage Whites.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White Common
  • Sulphur sp. X
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur Common
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Sandra Keller

Wharton State Forest - Bog area
Camden County, NJ

Mostly sunny, 88 degrees, light NW winds. Walking the bog road from the south.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 3

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

The Fresh Cabbage White image is for Harvey T. The ubiquitous European is always worth a closer look!

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Cabbage White

Cabbage White