September 2018 Sightings

David L. Amadio

Coral & Cambridge, Bill Schule's garden
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 0
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4

David L. Amadio

Pavilion Circle gardens, CM Point
Cape May County, NJ

Highlight here was a mated pair of Fiery Skippers. Also found 6 Black Swallowtail cats on Fennel.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 13
  • Ocola Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 1

Fiery Skippers

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Steven Glynn

Moore's Beach Road
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Monarch 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4

Ocola Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

David L. Amadio

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

More people than butterflies here at the park today. Surprised to see so few sulphurs. Continues to be no sign of Little Yellows this year along the plover ponds.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 79
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 35
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Viceroy

Common Buckeye (rosa form)

Steven Glynn

Heislerville WMA- Dike Road access
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye Common
  • Monarch 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 7
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 9

David L. Amadio

Nature Consrvancy's South Cape May Meadows
Cape May County, NJ

Obs. made here from 5:05 till 5:50 p.m.

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 17

Monarch

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

7-1 pm. Primarily birding. Garden along entrance roadway had lots of activity.

  • Cabbage White 14
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Sachem 11

Beth Polvino

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

Sunny, winds 10 MPH. Good butterfly activity today. Excited to see these 2 Question Marks eclose today just minutes apart.

[Side by side eclosing q'marks looks like a prize winner in a photo contest! jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Question Mark 3
  • Common Buckeye 32
  • Monarch 31
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem 19

Monarchs

Fiery Skippers

Common Buckeyes

Question Marks!

Sandra Keller

Dix WMA - Back Neck Rd. area
Cumberland County, NJ

Partly cloudy to sunny, light NW winds, 70 to 75 degrees or so. I parked at the intersection of Laning Wharf and Back Neck. And walked both roads a bit.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 30
  • Pearl Crescent 40
  • Common Buckeye 25
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Sleepy Orange

David L. Amadio

The Rea Farm
Cape May County, NJ

Obs. made here from 3:20 till 4:10 p.m. My only Cloudless Sulphurs came here today. Always drawn to the abundant jewelweed. An outstanding day for "the other orange and black butterfly". Observed a total of 13 Viceroys south of the Cape May Canal today.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Viceroy 7
  • Monarch 14
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

David L. Amadio

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
Cape May County, NJ

Made an early stop here on the way to Cape May Point. Obs. made from 8:55 to 9:30 with part sun and 64 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Monarch 10
  • Sachem 1

David L. Amadio

Beth Polvino's garden
Cape May County, NJ

Couldn't pass up a chance to see the Brazilian action again at this incredible garden. Was here from about 10 till shortly after 11. In addition to the numerous Q-Mark cats, found one adult.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 8
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 10

Question Mark

David L. Amadio

Coral Ave., CM Point
Cape May County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 2

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

I only had a couple of opportunities to go through the yard this weekend. This is the combination of both Saturday and Sunday giving the highest one day total for species of which I saw more than one.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • American Copper 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 15

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Beth Polvino

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

I believe there were 2 different Long-tailed Skippers in the yard based on their tails(see pictures) One was in the front yard and one in the back yard just minutes apart. I've never seen a LTS nectaring on a Canna in the past. Brazilian Skipper laying eggs again and eggs can be seen in the image with skipper. Ocola Skippers back in the yard.

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye c
  • Monarch 27
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 16

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Brazilian Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Beautiful day, mid-70s, mostly sunny. 2:30-3:00, 3:45-4:45. FOY pipevines for our yard: both fresh males, chasing each other from time to time, nectaring on Verbena, smooth blue aster, and golderods.
Fiery skipper also FOY for our yard. Six Ocolas in our yard in one day the most we can remember.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Ocola Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 25

Pipevine Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

David L. Amadio

National Park dredge spoil sight
Gloucester County, NJ

Very wet here. Not much in the way of frost aster this year, crowded out by invasives Obs. made from 3:30 till 4:10. Sun and mid 70's

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 22
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Abundant stands of White Snakeroot. Found my first Glouco Fiery Skippers for the year, a male and two females. Some of the butterflies look outstanding in the field while nectaring on this extremely bright white flower.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 13

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Eastern Comma

Beth Polvino

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Disappointing how few butterflies I saw while there. Warm and sunny with little breeze. Monarchs were slightly more than 25. Common Buckeyes and their cats were the most common of butterflies.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye c
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch c
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Horace's Duskywing

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Sachem 1

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Jennifer Bulava

Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Absecon
Atlantic County, NJ

observations along wildlife drive while birding

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Sulphur sp. 27
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 1

Chris Herz & Mike Russell

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Birding and butterflying. 74 degrees and sunny, but felt warmer.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 23
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 14
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4