October 2018 Sightings

Matt Webster

Cape May Point SP
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 12
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 24
  • Monarch 22

Sharon and Wade Wanderer, Jack Miller

Moore's Beach rd
Cumberland County, NJ

Sunny and 80's mid-afternoon

  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

On and off observations throughout the day. Quick glance and shot in late afternoon of either a female pipevine or a very worn male(?)
Surprisingly dark female sachem.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 6

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pipevine Swallowtail

Sachem

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 4

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 2

David L. Amadio

Dave & Pat Amadio
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Sachem 4

Beth Polvino

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

Nice day in the yard, sun and clouds mixed temps in the 70's. Black Swallowtail, Monarch & Brazilian Skipper cats continue with chrysalis of each species plus Spicebush Swallowtail and Question Mark Chrysalis. Today, was the first day I have not seen a Brazilian Skipper flying in the yard for 8 weeks. Red-spotted Purple nectaring daily on rotting fruit.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 14
  • Brazilian Skipper 0
  • Ocola Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sachem 14

Jennifer Bulava

Crystal Lake Park, Mansfield Twp
Burlington County, NJ

1:00-1:30pm
Saw 3 Eastern commas in one spot. Saw another two nearby, possibly the same individuals. They blended with the fallen leaves perfectly.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Monarch 1

Eastern Comma

Beth Polvino

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

Terribly windy during the night and early morning from Tropical Storm Michael . Mid-AM sunshine and decreased winds with butterflies flying. Temps in mid 60's. Monarch cat on walkabout looking to make the chrysalis.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 11
  • Brazilian Skipper 0
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sachem 11

Matt Webster

My House, Cedarbrook
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 2

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

No sign of Monarchs here today after last night's storms. Windy and 60-62 degrees today.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sachem 4

David L. Amadio

Pope's Garden & Nursery
Camden County, NJ

RBH & Sachems primarily nectaring on "encore" Azaleas.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 6

Jesse and Jack Connor

Our yard, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Brief check, 4:00-4:20. Temp low 60s.
Pipevine s'tail showing some wear after days of dogfights.
Three monarch chrysalids remain unopened..

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 0
  • Sachem 4

Pipevine Swallowtail

Beth Polvino

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

Mist & drizzle in the early AM then sunny by 11AM with intermittent clouds with windy conditions. Temps low 60's. Black Swallowtail, Monarch and Brazilian Skipper cats continue. Chrysalis of those plus 4 Spicebush Swallowtail and 2 Question Mark chrysalis also continue. There are at least 6 Brazilian Skipper chrysalis on the canna leaves front yard though close to the house. Wondering how the winds and temps might have affected them. Fallout in lower Cape May County of Yellow-billed Cuckoo's including in my yard.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 0
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 9
  • Brazilian Skipper 0
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 9

yellow billed cuckoo

Orange Sulphur

Beth Polvino

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

Sunny in AM then by 11AM mostly cloudy. Little wind. Still good numbers of Monarchs. Checked Brazilian Skipper cats with many large sized and still doing well. Chrysalis pictured has been on the worst side of the winds we have been having but looks fine. When cutting back canna flower stalks scared a Brazilian Skipper out of it's hiding place in the cannas.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Question Mark 0
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 14
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 11

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

Time: 3:45. Temperature: 57 degrees. The sun barely peeks out of the heavy clouds and a monarch butterfly lands, to feed, on the tithonia. The only butterfly sighting of the weekend.

  • Monarch 1

Beth Polvino

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

Rain again this morning but clear by 10AM with sun and clouds, 72 but again quite windy with most butterflies flying low. Cloudless Sulphur blown all over when first here as was the Pipevine Swallowtail. Winds died down mid-afternoon. Still have 10 Monarchs feeding in the back gardens at 6:15PM. Still have Question Mark chrysalises. Images of all butterflies except Ocola.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 0
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 25
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 14

Pipevine Swallowtail

Brazilian Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Observations made between 3:30- 4:30 at 70 degrees with a few flashes of sun after the rains. Happy to have found a Pieris Rapae Tomlinsonia. Sad, however, to have had my last Brazilian sk eclose today. I have thoroughly enjoyed their presence as eggs, cats, chrysalises, and adults throughout the Cape these past months. The leaf-folding cats were a hoot to watch.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 3
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 14

Cabbage White

Brazilian Skipper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Mid 60's & Drizzle

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 3

Jennifer Bulava

Kinkora Trail, Mansfield Twp
Burlington County, NJ

Sunny, windy, in the 50's

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 2

Beth Polvino

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

Very quick walk through the garden on my way out for the day mid morning. Sunny mid 60's

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Sachem 11

Matt Webster

My House, Cedarbrook
Camden County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 2

Jennifer Bulava

Long Bridge Park, Hainesport
Burlington County, NJ

after 1pm, sunny, high 50's

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

2-3 pm, sunny, low 60s. Lovely day but butterfly season winding down here. Two male pipevines continuing their dogfights. (One or more of the species here every day we've looked since 9/30/18.) Also, two shots of possible orange x clouded sulphur hybrid (female).

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 2

Sulphur hybrid?

Sulphur hybrid?

Pipevine Swallowtail

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

Anxiously awaiting the emergence of our Monarch butterfly from its chrysalis. One Monarch flew by today. [From the look of the chrysalis, today (10-18) may be the day. - jm]

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 1

monarch chrysalis

Pat Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

The 70th day this year in which monarch was recorded in this garden. 3rd best showing here in at least 20 years.

  • Monarch 1

Pat Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Just a quick stroll through the garden at the end of the day. Red Admiral was at fruit dish.

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Harvey Tomlinson

My Garden - Del Haven
Cape May County, NJ

Very few species but Brazilian continues

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Brazilian Skipper

Chip Krilowicz

Cooper River Park
Camden County, NJ

60 sunny windy. Seen of all things a Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle (Apalone spinifera spinifera) Introduced Species.

  • Cabbage White c
  • Orange Sulphur c
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye c
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch c
  • Sachem c

Variegated Fritillary

White M Hairstreak

Red-spotted Purple