July 2017 Sightings

Steven Glynn

Nabb Road private field
Cumberland County, NJ

Checkered White colony may be dying out. Last year at this same week in July more than five dozen Checkered Whites were counted. The primary "center" of the colony was plowed, graded and replanted this year, as were other sections of this private growing farm. Today's count marks a high count for the year on this property, and first males found.

Overall, activity on this property is down, as evidenced by the changing land use.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur Common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue Abundant
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 6

Checkered White

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Nice showing of Peck's Skippers at lunch today. Of the 21 individuals 10 were on one small Swamp Milkweed plant, and 6 were on a root bound potted Buddleia.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 21
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Chip Krilowicz

Hesstown Rd Power line
Cumberland County, NJ

89 sunny [This is our first report of S. cloudywing since June 23. - jm]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Sachem 4

Southern Cloudywing

Will Kerling

High's Beach Area - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A new record number for American Snout individuals - at least, twenty eight!!
A new site for Dion Skipper was Gus's Beach Road. It was amongst the Broad-winged Skippers.
Photos of American Snout, Dion Skipper, a female egg laying on a young Oak and two eggs it laid.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 28
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 53
  • Dion Skipper 1

egg

Horace's Duskywing

dion

American Snout

Jack Miller

North Railroad, Rio Grande
Cape May County, NJ

Although Dions have been reported in this general area, this is a previously unreported Dion location.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Viceroy 2
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Duskywing sp. 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 12

Viceroy

Common Sootywing

Dion Skipper

Jack Miller

Goshen; rt 47
Cape May County, NJ

This large milkweed patch had incredible activity. It is private property but I walked along the road and scanned from there.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 15
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 10
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Monarch 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper a
  • Dun Skipper 1

Jack Miller

Davies Sports Complex powerline area
Cape May County, NJ

9:00-11:00. Because Steve and Harvey submitted excellent photos yesterday of possible S. broken-dash, and my little point and shoot has its limitations, I spent my time observing rather than shooting. Two bflys that I studied looked like S. broken-dash. They acted differently from the N. broken-dash I was observing, especially in that rather than moving from flower to flower, they tended to explode away and disappear. Nice to see Dions here.

[moderator's note: I have temporarily marked "S. broken-dash." The intent is to make it easier for others to see where these bflys under question are being reported from in hopes that additional searches will be made. The listing can be changed if necessary. - jm]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue c
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Duskywing sp. c
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 11
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8
  • Dion Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Jack Miller

Nabb rd
Cumberland County, NJ

I was so intent on chasing down a couple of checkered whites that I was not counting other species. I can confirm Steve Glynn's July 18 discouraging report that this colony seems to be struggling. One photo is of a dead checkered; I could not find anything wrong with it, nor did I notice any predators around it. All of the checkered whites I saw were males.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Checkered White

Dead Checkered White

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 7
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

sachem

Broad-winged Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 2

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 14
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Will Kerling

Woodland Road - Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtails continue to be noticeable and in smaller numbers than the spring and early summer.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Will Kerling

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

Saw another single Rare Skipper at this site.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 18

Will Kerling

Davies Sports Complex - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

During the hot afternoon, I did not see any broken-dashes for sure.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Viceroy 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 22
  • Sachem 29
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Will Kerling

West Hand Avenue - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Snouts are everywhere this year in my travels.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper 7

Rare Skipper

Will Kerling

Rio Grande, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Broad-winged Skippers and Sachems can be found almost anywhere. Cement and Asphalt jungles are no barrier.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found Dion Skippers even a mated pair close to Acme Market.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 5

Common Buckeye

Dion Skipper

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Female Pipevine Swallowtail laying eggs.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 62

Will Kerling

High's Beach Area - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Yet another, new high number was obtained for snouts. A very conservative count yielded 43 American Snouts!!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 43
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 70

Common Buckeye

American Snout

American Snout

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Mid-afternoon visit. Specifically went to check on the recent mowing and clearing work that has been done again. Thankfully, the field that has held the Sleepy Orange and Cloudless Sulphurs has not been cleared or intruded upon, however extensive clearing has been done on other nearby areas.

The elusive Sleepy Orange put in an appearance and was calmly nectaring along the preserve road on red clover. Very little other butterfly activity. Heat was less tolerable than the biting flies today.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red Admiral 2

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Sachem 10
  • Broad-winged Skipper 30
  • Dun Skipper 1

Will Kerling

West Hand Avenue - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The swallowtails have been appearing almost every day since April. It has been a great year for them.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8

Will Kerling

Woodland Road - Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Discovered 9 butterfly species in a back yard.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8

American Snout

Will Kerling

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

Even with excessive shoulder mowing of the bike trail, it is a great place for butterfly variety!
Photos of Crossline Skipper, ETS and Spicebush Swallowtails.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 20
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 48
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 9
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8
  • Dion Skipper 5

Spicebush Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Crossline Skipper

Will Kerling

Davies Sports Complex - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

May have seen a Southern Broken-Dash. When I release the shutter, it flew so; instead of, an underside image the result was a fascinating flight image.
Photos of Broken-Dash species in flight, a Viceroy, a Southern Cloudywing and a Variegated Fritillary.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 30
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Viceroy 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 28
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 47
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 3

Variegated Fritillary

Southern Cloudywing

Viceroy

broken dash

Chris Herz

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

97 degrees, 4:45-6 pm. A pecks skipper caught by a spider, 1 monarch cat and a number of eggs on c. Milkweed. A number of red admirals and commas in the woods due to the heat?

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Anglewing sp. 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Red Admiral 15
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Common Buckeye

Orange Sulphur

Little Wood-Satyr

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

No sign of the 7/17 Zabulon Skipper, but more should appear in South Jersey soon.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Peck's Skipper 11
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Female Black ST laying more eggs on Fennel. Many large cats are about to go in to chrysalis.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 16

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

95 degrees and humid. Buckeye first seen this season in yard–photo from my neighbor's –rather a large frog! One Tiger a dark form female laying eggs on wild cherry.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 3

American Snout

Common Buckeye

Horace's Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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