August 2017 Sightings

Will Kerling

Woodland Road - Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtails continue to impress by their every day presence.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 14
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Will Kerling

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

Found 18 butterfly species on and around the Driving Range. There was an American Snout puddling on a sandy road.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 9
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

5 pm walk through garden produced the following

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8

Jack Miller

my yard, Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Returned from 5 days in the lower Hudson valley to an active yard! I walked thorough rounds five times and did partial checks a couple of times throughout the day beginning before 8:00. 9 species were only seen once during the day. Dion has now been seen two years in row on my property. 10 grass skippers is likely a yard record. Oddly, in "the year of the snout," I have not had one here this year.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 18
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 9
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Will Kerling and Cynthia Allen

Turtle Thorofare Court - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A fresh Black Swallowtail eclosed this day and it dried its wings for a long time.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 12
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Delaware Skipper

Least Skipper

Black Swallowtail

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Sachem 1

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Painted Ladies were darting around all over the gardens - amazing! The lone American Lady was very ragged. Cloudless Sulphur ovipositing on Partridge Pea.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 14
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 15
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8

Cloudless Sulphur

Teresa Knipper

Knipper yard in Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

West winds bringing in hordes of painted ladies!! Also have three American lady caterpillars on pussy toes and helichrisum

  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Painted Lady 12
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Great butterfly variety in the downtown area.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Will Kerling

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

Sweet Pepperbush flowers are attracting lots of butterflies! Painted Lady numbers are building.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 20
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 15
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 39
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 65
  • Horace's Duskywing 10
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 14
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 1

Painted Lady

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Female Pipevine Swallowtail laying eggs on Dutchman's Pipe.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8

Chip Krilowicz

Bear Swamp
Burlington County, NJ

88 sunny, cloudy and thunder.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Viceroy

Jennifer Bulava

Boundary Creek Park, Moorestown
Burlington County, NJ

10:00-11:30am, during children's insect program

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Will Kerling

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

The best find was 2 Common Sootywings which were getting nectar from a yellow-flowering Wood Sorrel.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 9
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

American Lady

Black Swallowtail

Will Kerling

Woodland Drive - Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtails are still flying and most are worn now.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Female Pipevine Swallowtail laying eggs on Dutchman's Pipe. Put fruit out for the first time in a few weeks. 2 of the Monarchs were in tandem (mating).

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • American Snout 4
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 2
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Beth Polvino

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

First sighting of a Cloudless Sulphur and she was laying eggs on Partridge Pea. FOS Red-banded Hairstreak in the yard. And a very runty American Lady on fruit. [Nice work Beth! Some excellent photos to go along with an impressive yard list. -jm]

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 14
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

American Lady

Red-banded Hairstreak

Cloudless Sulphur egg

Cloudless Sulphur

Will Kerling

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

Some of the Spicebush Swallowtails are barely hanging on.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 31
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 35
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 42
  • Horace's Duskywing 10
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 10
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Sachem 3
  • Dun Skipper 2

Spicebush Swallowtail

Will Kerling

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

Painted Ladies have thinned out on West Hand Avenue.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Woodland Drive - Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

One of my favorite bugs is the Least Skipper.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Least Skipper

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Zabulon Skipper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Chip Krilowicz

Cooper River Park, Collingswood
Camden County, NJ

84 sunny, felt like 95.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Red-spotted Purple

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Smith's Woods butterfly garden, during children's butterfly program, 10-11am
5 black swallowtail caterpillars on fennel, more milkweed tussock moth caterpillars than I have ever seen at once, and 1 monarch cat

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

milkweed tussock moth cats

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch

Chip Krilowicz

Haddonfield Yard
Camden County, NJ

85 Sunny

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Painted Lady

Will Kerling

Goshen, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found an Orange Sulphur which has been hard to find of recent.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Will Kerling

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

Dion Skippers are disappearing for the season and I found 10 Appalachian Browns amongst them.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 16
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 17
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 10
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Dion Skipper 2

Appalachian Brown egg

Appalachian Brown egg

Appalachian Brown

Dion Skipper

Will Kerling and Cynthia Allen

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

Found 17 butterfly species today in this area. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was egg laying on Black Cherry and Black Swallowtail was egg laying on Fennel. The Delaware Skippers are crawling inside the Hibiscus flower.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Black Swallowtail

Delaware Skipper

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There was a bright, male Cloudless Sulphur zipping around downtown.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 1