July 2017 Sightings

Cynthia Allen

Greenwich Township
Cumberland County, NJ

Black form female E. Tiger ST was embedded in orange Day Lily and covered with orange pollen.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Fresh male and female E. Tiger St. At least 1 Banded Hairstreak continues.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 32

Will Kerling

Rio Grande, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The White Clovers are attracting Sachems everywhere you go now.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sachem 3

Jennifer Bulava

Barker's Brook natural area, Springfield Twp
Burlington County, NJ

AKA "Mercer sod farm", south of the County fairgrounds
(not open to the public)
2:30-4:30pm
at least 10 monarchs in the vicinity of milkweed

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White c
  • Sulphur sp. c
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 10

Will Kerling

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

Watched three Least Skippers weaving through the grasses and an abundance of Cabbage Whites were visiting many types of flowers. A female Cabbage was busy egg laying on a large head of cabbage.

  • Cabbage White 21
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 5

Will Kerling

Woodland Road - Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A mix of Broad-winged Skippers and Sachems were attending Echinacea flowers.

  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 7

Sachem

Jennifer Bulava

Boundary Creek, Moorestown
Burlington County, NJ

9:30-11:30am

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Sulphur sp. 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 10

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Summer Azure appeared to be attempting to lay eggs on the flower of Agastache. Will watch for this in the future.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Sachem 1

Steven Glynn

Joe Testa's Clermont Gardens
Cape May County, NJ

This property is such a nicely manicured garden and delight to walk within.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 18
  • Sachem Common
  • Broad-winged Skipper 6

Salt Marsh Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Steven Glynn

Beaver Dam Road areas
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 7
  • Dion Skipper 1

Dion Skipper

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tailed-Blue caterpillar on one of my Green Beans in the vegetable garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 10
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 10
  • Broad-winged Skipper 50
  • Dun Skipper 3

Eastern Tailed-Blue caterpillar

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Joseph Capizzi

Cherry Hill, NJ
Camden County, NJ

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Red-spotted Purple

Will Kerling

Belleplain State Forest - Woodbine, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Checked the White Clover in the lawn at the BSF Headquarters building.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 2

Jack Miller

610 powerlines
Cape May County, NJ

8:15- 9:00. Already warm and humid. This habitat has been overly trampled by someone in places. I hope it will not affect the Dion colony.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 7

Variegated Fritillary

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Joseph Capizzi

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

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Black Swallowtail

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars. Black Swallowtail eggs and caterpillars.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 0
  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 18
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 13
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 11
  • Broad-winged Skipper 48
  • Dun Skipper 3

Red-spotted Purples

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

A lone Banded Hairstreak perched on a leaf, not patrolling. Is this it for the season?
Images of Banded, male Dun Skipper, Silver-spotted Skipper.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 34
  • Dun Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dun Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Will Kerling

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

In a sedge habitat, I counted 26 Dion Skippers and 2 Appalachian Browns. There were more Dion Skippers, but did not do a complete count.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Dion Skipper 26

Dion Skipper

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Monarch was smaller than average. At first glance thought I was seeing a Viceroy.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Jack Miller

My yard, Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

The early morning 14 rare skippers is a new high count for my property. The gray hs, although seemingly healthy, did not stray from a single mountain mint flower for almost 5 hours.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Rare Skipper 14
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 100
  • Broad-winged Skipper 70
  • Dun Skipper 2

Claire Campbell

Pemberton Rail Trail South Branch
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Will Kerling

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

The Horace's Duskywings continued to be common everywhere one goes. Watched a Horace's egg laying on a young Oak tree.
Photos of Horace's Duskywing eggs and a female Black Swallowtail.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Horace's Duskywing egg

Will Kerling

Woodland Road - Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Watched a fresh Painted Lady gather nectar from Echinacea flowers.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 10

Painted Lady

Beth Polvino

Goshen CMBO property
Cape May County, NJ

It was hopping there today. Temp 90 and very humid. Thrilled to see 4 different Juniper Hairstreaks - all in different spots. They are working on new garden area up near the side front of the building.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper c

Least Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

6 large Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars. Female Black Swallowtail laying eggs on fennel. Tawny Emperor very worn. Monarch laying eggs.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 0
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 14
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 10
  • Broad-winged Skipper 50
  • Dun Skipper 2

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Female Black ST laying eggs on Fennel. Many cats of all stages there as well. Dion Skipper came in to nectar on Echinacea flower when it became cloudy before the storms.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 26
  • Dion Skipper 1

Rare Skipper

Black Swallowtail cat

Dion Skipper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

A few butterflies here on this damp & cloudy day.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
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