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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Zabulon Skipper

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

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

David L. Amadio

Red Bank Battlefield, National Park
Gloucester County, NJ

Lilac tree sap attracting Anglewings, Hackberry Emperors, and Red Admiral. Late day obs. 4:45 to 5 p.m.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 6
  • Dun Skipper 2

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

2 of the Monarchs were in tandem (mating)

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

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

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