July 2017 Sightings

Jack Miller

My yard, Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Left 50+ broadwinged sk's last week to go on a trip and returned home to the broadwinged sk's plus over 100 sachems. Clouds of bflys rise when one walks along my coneflowers. I enjoy trying to track down where bflys spend the night. The two night flash photos gives part of the answer. The sachem is the first in memory to bed down on a flower.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Rare Skipper 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem 100
  • Broad-winged Skipper 60

Sachems

Sachem

Broad-winged Skippers

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Seeing a few fresh Eastern Tiger Swallowtails over the last few days.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 14
  • Broad-winged Skipper 6

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Female Black ST was laying eggs on Queen Anne's Lace. Fresh male Dun Skipper. At least 3 Banded Hairstreaks continue their late-day dogfights. Red-Spotted Purple came in to Virginia Creeper (next to Daddy Long-legs) around 7 PM. Photos courtesy of Will K.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 36
  • Dun Skipper 1

Red-spotted Purple

Black Swallowtail

Will Kerling

Green Creek, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

It is a better year for Painted Ladies than last year.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 12
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Will Kerling

Woodland Road - Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found fresh Viceroy, Red-spotted Purple and Gray Hairstreak in this location today.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 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

Will Kerling

Cape May, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Had single Monarchs in three places this day.

  • Monarch 1

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

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

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

1-3 Monarchs daily in the garden since July 4th.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 25

Monarch

Joseph Capizzi

Backyard Butterfly Garden, Cherry Hill NJ
Camden County, NJ

Not sure if Monarch or Viceroy. [Welcome to our Joe who is new to our log as of today. I don't doubt that Joe's questioning of "monarch or viceroy" will bring back memories to most of us. We look forward to more submissions from Joe.- jm]

  • Monarch 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Eastern Tiger flew in just before 7 p.m. A fresh male nectaring on several lantana plants.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4

Jack Miller

N. Railroad Ave
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Duskywing sp. 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Chip Krilowicz

Wharton SF at Mullica River
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Dun Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Juniper Hairstreak

Jennifer Bulava

Long Bridge Park, Hainesport
Burlington County, NJ

9:00-11:45am

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Sachem 2

Meredith Koenig

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

Plenty of Red Clover, Rabbit's Foot Clover and Asters. Very bright at 1pm, upper 80's with light cooling southern breeze. I think a female Orange Sulphur.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 2

Chris Herz

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

91 degrees, 4:50-6 pm. Garden had 15 species, including multiples of several.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Will Kerling

Sand Barrens golf course - Swainton, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Recorded 17 butterfly species at the Sand Barrens this day. Photographed a fresh Rare Skipper and this record is a new site for me.
Sachems were perched on the golf balls laying on the fairways of the driving range. Male Sachems were even courting females on some of these balls.
Photos of Rare Skipper, Clouded Sulphur and Salt Marsh Skipper.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Sachem 33
  • Dun Skipper 1

Salt Marsh Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Rare Skipper

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Dion Skipper previously observed by Will K. yesterday was seen by both of us today. First Dion in my yard since my astounding find of July 5-8, 2012. That was the beginning of a widespread dispersal throughout Cape May Co. that year.

1 month since the Banded Hairstreaks emerged in my yard and they are getting quite worn, but still feisty.
FOY N. Broken-Dash in my yard.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 32
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Woodland Road - Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Please to see a snout, once again, in this location.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 6

Will Kerling

Rio Grande, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Watched my FOY Cloudless Sulphur flying rapidly about.

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Sachems are the easiest grass skippers, currently, to find.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Will Kerling

Cape May, NJ near the Nature Center
Cape May County, NJ

Watched a Red Admiral fly across the water and 2 fresh Least Skippers were weaving through the grasses along the shore line.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 6

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Pipevine Swallowtail eggs and 14+ caterpillars.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 10
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15
  • Broad-winged Skipper 25
  • Dun Skipper 2

Will Kerling

Sand Barrens golf course - Swainton, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Sachem numbers are building!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 7
  • Sachem 48

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Steven Glynn

CMBO CRE in Goshen gardens
Cape May County, NJ

Early afternoon visit. Nice activity in the gardens.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Rare Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem Common
  • Broad-winged Skipper Common

Painted Lady

Juniper Hairstreak

American Lady

Steven Glynn

Head of River Road accessed areas
Cape May County, NJ

Early morning visit. Mulberry Wings still flying, but very worn.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Mulberry Wing 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8

Mulberry Wing

Northern Broken-Dash

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

2 Wild Indigo cats on blue false indigo.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 0
  • Sachem 3

Wild Indigo Duskywing cat

Steven Glynn

Paper Mill Road areas (near Eldora)
Cape May County, NJ

Great activity along the road edges with plentiful nectar sources.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent Common
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Rare Skipper 6
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem Common
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper Abundant

Juniper Hairstreak

Tawny-edged Skipper

trio of skippers

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found my first Northern Broken-Dash skipper of the year.
Photos of Least Skipper, ETS and a ventral and dorsal view of Northern Broken-Dash.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Least Skipper

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