March 2019 Sightings

Steven Glynn

Hansey Creek Road
Cumberland County, NJ

Large, bright orange anglewing. Probably a Question Mark. Mostly sunny, 55 degrees.

  • Anglewing sp. 1

Harvey Tomlinson

Narrows Rd Belleplain
Cape May County, NJ

53 degrees, breezy
Question Mark, Comma, and 2 unidentified Anglewing sp..
Question Mark is missing a ventral punctuation mark

  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Question Mark

Brian Johnson

Natural lands Mauricetown preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

Looked small, probably a comma. There was also four species of frogs calling on the preserve today.

  • Anglewing sp. 1

Clay Sutton

Old Robbins Trail (off Jakes Landing Road)
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Comma 1

Claire Campbell

Amico Island Park, Burlington County Parks
Burlington County, NJ

temp 60 and sunny; the sulphur flew constantly, low over the lawn area of the park; I saw no darkened edges on the upper wings

  • Sulphur sp. 1

Harvey Tomlinson

Narrows Rd Belleplain
Cape May County, NJ

61 degrees, breezy

  • Anglewing sp. 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Steven Glynn

Union Lake WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

From Sherman Ave access point to Carmel Road access point

  • Anglewing sp. 3
  • Eastern Comma 4

Brian Johnson

Natural Lands Peek preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

A quick walk on the trail at the end of the day.

  • Question Mark 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Steven Glynn

Bevan WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Ackley Road area

  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Flew up when I rounded sunny corner of house. Fluttered around about a minute. My cell didn't get a pic. Full very warm sun, 68F 2:30 pm

[FOY cabbage white! jc]

  • Cabbage White 1

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

They spent the afternoon on my fruit dish.

  • Question Mark 2

Steven Glynn

Muddy Run area
Salem County, NJ

  • Eastern Comma 1

Harvey Tomlinson

Woodcock Lane
Cape May County, NJ

Always good for a Mourning Cloak

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Steven Glynn

Port Elizabeth Road railroad tracks
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Steven Glynn

Peaslee WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Did a tour looking for anything flying.

Most interesting was the photo provided of a Comma. At first I thought this may have been a Gray Comma, given the very dark pattern and slight frosty edging, but the lack of long bars under the ventral forewing and lack of heavy striation had me confused. I then saw a photo on the North Jersey Butterflies group of a "plain form" Eastern Comma, and this fit my individual best. I can't recall seeing a "plain form" before and wonder if others have? I'm curious if this is an unusual form, or just to me?

[Intriguing find! Have any other observers seen this form in South Jersey? jc]

  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Eastern Comma 2

Eastern Comma (plain form)

Pat Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Pat & I took a mid afternoon walk and she spotted an anglewing that flew behind me. I missed it. Nice to hear spring peepers once more.

  • Anglewing sp. 1

Clay Sutton

WMA on Rt. 47 in Goshen (south of Goshen Ldn)
Cape May County, NJ

  • Question Mark 1

Chris Herz

Mays Landing
Atlantic County, NJ

Getting sun on an evergreen.

[Our first butterfly report from ATL. jc]

  • Cabbage White 1

Cabbage White

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

On fruit dish mid-morning.

  • Question Mark 1

Sandra Keller & Chris Herz

Fog/Frog Rd & Silver Lake Road
Salem County, NJ

Audubon Wildlife Soc. field trip for birds. 52 degrees but with 15 mi/hr winds, sunny

  • Cabbage White 1

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Visited the fruit dish off and on throughout the day.

  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

Sandra Keller

Glassboro Woods WMA - Nowhere Rd. area
Gloucester County, NJ

Marilyn Henry and myself exploring. Sunny, 60 degrees, 10 mph SW winds. We walked in from Rt. 47. Mainly walked Nowhere Rd.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Eastern Comma 3

Eastern Comma

Steven Glynn

Whitehead Road in Bevan WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Beautiful day, sunny and 59 degrees. Thought I'd have much more activity, but you take what you get.

[Our first azure of the year. jc]

  • Spring Azure 1

Spring Azure

Harvey Tomlinson

Jakes Landing "loop" path
Cape May County, NJ

I did not get a pic but ID'd the Elfin thru my bins. By the time I got my camera up it was gone.

[This is our FOY Henry's. Good find, HT. jc]

  • Henry's Elfin x
  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

Brian Johnson

Sand roads in Bellplain state forest
Cape May County, NJ

Walked the sand roads for a few hours at midday. The Snout was a nice surprise.

[Nice to add snout to our log's yearlist. An individual that over-wintered, most likely? jc]

  • American Snout 1
  • Anglewing sp. 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4

American Snout

Vince Elia

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Seems to me that this red admiral must be an over-wintering individual.

[I agree with VE's assessment. Although over-wintering reports of this species are far less numerous than mourning cloaks and anglewings, we have at least one or two records for all winter months. Some adults must survive the winter here occasionally to fly again in spring – as this individual almost certainly has. This is also our FOY red admiral. Good find, Vince! jc]

  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 1

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park & adjoining private property
Burlington County, NJ

All of the Anglewings were fly-bys.

[Tom's gray hairstreak is our FOY. Good to see. jc]

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Anglewing sp. 5

Therese Hurter

My yard in Cape May Court House
Cape May County, NJ

Spotted a mourning cloak flying overhead. My first butterfly sighting this year!

[Welcome to the South Jersey Butterfly Project, Therese! jc]

  • Mourning Cloak

Tedi Marville

Mt. Ephraim garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Jack Miller

Narrows rd and powerlines, Belleplain SF
Cape May County, NJ

Morning, mid 50's and mostly sunny.

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Anglewing sp. 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1