June 2018 Sightings

Maryann Farrell

Front yard gardens Waldorf and Harwood Roads Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

One passing Monarch touched down on a few nectar plants. Briefly stopped by milkweed, but quickly left. I checked all the milkweed . I did not see any eggs. It was between 9-10 am.

  • Monarch 1

Jennifer Bulava

Amico Island, Delran
Burlington County, NJ

10:00-11:30am, during children's insect program. Overcast and cool, not good for butterflies, but the students found a lot of caterpillars (all moths). If anyone knows what the attached caterpillar is, please let me know. We found it on a staghorn sumac leaf.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

David L. Amadio

RT47 Dennis Creek
Cape May County, NJ

Brief check along roadside

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Brian Johnson

Natural lands preserve at north Burden Hill Road
Salem County, NJ

At work today. The Milkweed is in full bloom.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 18
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Appalachian Brown 9
  • Little Wood-Satyr 22
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 4
  • Dun Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

CMBO CRE Gardens, Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

A brief once around at 4 p.m.

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Brian Johnson

Hesstown powerline cut
Cumberland County, NJ

On my way home from work. The only shot that I could get had to be lighten up on the computer to see any of the markings at all. When I tried to get a better angle it flew.

[Our first report of this species in exactly a year – since Harvey Tomlinson's report from this same area on June 28, 2017. Good to have on our log's list for 2018. We had only three or four reports from last year and only one from 2016. jc]

  • Edwards' Hairstreak 1

Edwards' Hairstreak

Claire Campbell

Lauren Run, Burlington County Parks
Burlington County, NJ

[Our first checkered skipper for 2018. And our first sootywing in three weeks. Good finds! jc]

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1

Common Sootywing

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jennifer Bulava

Boundary Creek, Moorestown
Burlington County, NJ

10-12:00, very hot and sunny
(Incidental sightings, not able to look closely for butterflies during my children's program)

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Rt47 Citgo- adjacent dogbane field
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

The Nature Conservancy preserve, Eldora
Cape May County, NJ

On route to the CM Zoo, we stopped at TNC's garden at around 11 am. Nice numbers of Salt Marsh Skipper

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 22
  • Aaron's Skipper 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 25

Salt Marsh Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

David L. Amadio

Rt47 former fish market
Cape May County, NJ

Brief look at the dogbane.

  • Salt Marsh Skipper 14
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Jack Miller

Near AC airport
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Edwards' Hairstreak 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

My first fritillary of the year, spotted by Cynthia A.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Jack Miller

mile marker 14.6 rt 47 near Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

This field is once again loaded with milkweed and other flowering weeds. Surprising how few species were present.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 10
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 11
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Rare sk's now in full swing here. Swallowtail was laying eggs in my tulip popular.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Rare Skipper 12
  • Broad-winged Skipper 11
  • Dun Skipper 1

Jack Miller

Beaver Swamp WMA
Cape May County, NJ

One of my yearly checks to see how this small hard to reach colony of Mulberry Wings is doing. I believe I was on the early side. Sadly, no striped hs this visit.

  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Mulberry Wing 1

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Sandra Keller

Dividing Creek Rd.
Cumberland County, NJ

Buttonbush was the nectar of choice. 91 degrees, calm winds, mostly sunny. I just spent 35 minutes here.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 25

Rare Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Sandra Keller

Bivalve - High St.
Cumberland County, NJ

Partly sunny, light winds, 90 degrees. I was surveying a patch of dogbane near the boardwalk.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 30
  • Broad-winged Skipper 11

Salt Marsh Skipper

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator garden & adjacent field
Gloucester County, NJ

Stopped briefly from 2:20 till 2:50. Both Horace's & one Silver spotted were in the garden. Sunny and in the 90's.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Maryann Farrell

Corner Harwood + Waldorf roads Marlton my front yard garden.
Burlington County, NJ

1 female black swallow tail @11:30 am. Enjoying mostly pink coneflowers. She stayed over 20 minutes and she is still here @11:50 am.

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Black Swallowtail

Jennifer Bulava

Boundary Creek, Moorestown
Burlington County, NJ

During my public butterfly and dragonfly walk, 1-3pm. Excessive heat, 96 degrees+. Surprised we didn't see more. Tiger swallowtail was nectaring on buttonbush.
[This is only our 43rd Tiger ST this year. -jm]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Sulphur sp. 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

7:15 to 1 pm. Hot & humid. Very surprised when a pristine White Admiral landed next to me in a muddy area. Point blank looks for maybe 1/2 minute and then when I got my camera out it flew (of course). Re-landed twice but only briefly so wasn't able to get any photo to document.

[No matter how one looks at it, the White Admiral is a significant report to our log. I did not find one present in our log's history. Although the White Admiral is now recognized as a race of Limenitis Arthemis, with the Red-spotted Purple being known as L. A. Astyanax and the White Admiral being known as L. A. Arthemis, the difference between these two forms is striking. Congrats to Tom for this lovely find! - jm]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White c
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 12
  • Red Admiral 14
  • White Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 6