July 2017 Sightings

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

26 Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 20
  • Dun Skipper 1

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

I was primarily birding but recorded butterflies seen as well. 7 to 12 noon. Cabbage Whites were abundant, especially in the gardens.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 370
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 19

Joseph Capizzi

Cherry Hill, NJ - Backyard Butterfly Garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Joseph Capizzi

Cherry Hill, NJ - Back Yard Butterfly Garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Will Kerling

Rio Grande, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There was an Eastern Tailed-Blue attending White Clover near Starbucks.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Will Kerling

Highs Beach Area - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were at least 7 American Snouts amongst the Hackberries.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

Question Mark

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found my FOY Rare Skippers today.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Spicebush Swallowtail cat

Least Skipper

Rare Skipper

Steven Glynn

Stow Creek SP area
Cumberland County, NJ

Rare Skippers in very strong numbers.

One Monarch caterpillar also found.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White x
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue x
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Rare Skipper 20
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper Common

Northern Broken-Dash

Wild Indigo Duskywing

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Nice action here this afternoon. Garden is buzzing with activity now. Am Lady, BW Skipper & LGW seen only in the garden. Counted 14 species in the garden. Butterfly hiding above leaf is of course a Hackberry Emperor. Snout was in full camo attire today.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 58
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 2
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 10
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Viceroy 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 7
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 7
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Hackberry Emperor in shadow

American Snout

Common Wood-Nymph

Spicebush Swallowtail

Viceroy

Jesse and Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Rare skipper our yard FOY, a worn one.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 40
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Sachem 22
  • Broad-winged Skipper 15

Rare Skipper

Beth Polvino

South Cape Meadows, Cape May, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

[This is only our 2nd photo'd pipevine in 2017 – following Will Kerling's photo on the Middle Township bike path on June 26. jc]

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 14
  • Monarch 1

Common Wood-Nymph

Pipevine Swallowtail

Chip Krilowicz

Glassboro WMA
Gloucester County, NJ

Too nice to stay home.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 22
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 2

'Summer' Spring Azure

Painted Lady

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Question Mark

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Sachem

Virginia Rettig

My house North Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

I watched this American Snout lay eggs on my Celtis yesterday. Sorry for poor quality. I was zoomed in too much.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

American Snout

American Snout egg

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Another Snout here today.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Sandra Keller

Mannington Marsh - Sunset Rd.
Salem County, NJ

Barb Wiley, Marilyn Henry, and myself. Mostly sunny, westerly winds, 83 degrees or so. Nectar of choice was mainly the Pickerelweed. This was a mid day search.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Least Skipper 18
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 31

David L. Amadio

Chestnut Branch Park, Mantua
Gloucester County, NJ

Late afternoon observations. Searched for Harvester again. No luck, but did observe woolly aphids on a seven inch length of Beech limb.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sachem 1

woolly aphids

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Unusual to see Least Skipper nectaring on top of Butterfly Bush. One E. Tiger ST was a fresh female.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 26

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail and Monarch both ovipositing.
Broad-winged skipper number a conservative estimate - seemed to everywhere.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 10
  • Broad-winged Skipper 50

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Monarch laying eggs on C. Milkweed. Spicebush laying eggs on spicebush shrub. A couple new black swallowtail cats on fennel.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 2

Meredith Koenig

Abandoned field behind my property, E. Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Rabbit foot clover has revitalized after recent rain. Hairstreaks, I think, and Eastern tailed blues very evident and active. I think I show photos of male and summer female Eastern Tailed blues. These seen in different parts of field.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Steven Glynn and Harvey Tomlinson

Roadside areas near Canton
Salem County, NJ

Re-visited the area and did a pretty thorough search for Bronze Coppers. Rare Skippers in good numbers too.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White Common
  • Clouded Sulphur x
  • Orange Sulphur x
  • Bronze Copper 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Rare Skipper 7
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper Common

Rare Skipper and Bronze Copper

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

26 Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 0
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Sachem 20
  • Broad-winged Skipper 25
  • Dun Skipper 2

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Steven Glynn and Harvey Tomlinson

Dix WMA and along Seabreeze Road leading in
Cumberland County, NJ

Visited from early morning (8:30 to 10:00) and again in early afternoon (1:00-2:00).

After several attempts to locate the Sleepy Orange, without success, we were ready to leave and made one last drive through and had the Sleepy Orange pop up and fly about for a brief period, before it left the area. This is a very tough butterfly to predict and nail down.

It was an amazing and confusing day of searching the area. We had the Sleepy Orange and multiple Cloudless Sulphurs and exactly one Orange Sulphur. Head shaking.

Number of several species from last week have dropped significantly as the fields of nectar are past bloom and overgrown now.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White Common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 10

Will Kerling

US Coast Guard Station - Cape May, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Saw a fresh Gray Hairstreak using White Clover blossoms for nectar.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 2

Horace's Duskywing

Red-spotted Purple

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

I have not searched this property with any consistency this year. Took a lunchtime look around today. Grass skippers were all fresh. NJ Turnpike crews were busy scalping this area even after getting their tractor stuck in a nice wet area. This small wet area sometimes is loaded with Least Skippers, Various dragonflies and most years a pair of Eastern kingbirds.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
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