April 2019 Sightings

Chip Krilowicz

Rancocas Woods
Burlington County, NJ

Sunny almost 50

  • Anglewing sp. 5
  • Question Mark 1

Eastern Comma

Jack Miller

Narrows rd Belleplain SF
Cape May County, NJ

  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Question Mark 1

Brian Johnson

Glades Preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

At work today.

  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Jack Miller

Old Robbins
Cape May County, NJ

Pretty quiet considering that it was full sun and 60.

  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Jack Miller

MacNamara WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Ended the day here at about 3:00. Most places I visited today were quiet, but this place was spooky quiet. However, it is good to note we are having a better start to April than last year.

  • Azure, sp. 1

Jack Connor

Old Port Road, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Both non-stop flutter-bys.

  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Azure, sp. 1

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Bright blue flight caught my eye 10:30am. At 1:30pm got a blurry shot with iphone. I see blues every year near damp sheltered spots at edge of woods. Much Holly here.

  • Azure, sp. 1

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

Steven Glynn

Home in Millville
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Claire Campbell

Rancocas Nature Center
Burlington County, NJ

[Nice find, CC! Our log's first Juvenal's of 2019. jc]

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Steven Glynn

Whitehead Road in Bevan WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

Harvey Tomlinson

Higbee Beach
Cape May County, NJ

60 degrees, light winds. 7 species walk.
Big photo mis was an American Snout. My camera's focus hunted and pecked like a barnyard Chicken.
Azures make my head hurt. 5 of the reported were along a trail flanked by Holly Trees…are they Holly Azures? All 11 were of violacea form.

[Congratulations on our log's first Am lady of 2019, HT. Azures make lots of heads hurt among us. If I had to vote, I'd say your superb photo suggests blueberry azure because of duskiness, but I wouldn't bet much on that. jc]

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 11
  • American Snout 1
  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1

Spring Azure

Cabbage White

American Lady

Beth Polvino

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

First 3 butterflies of the season seen while working in the gardens. One not able to ID- dark and flying fast. Still have 4 Spicebush Swallowtail chrysalis, 3 Question Mark chrysalis and 2 Black Swallowtail chrysalis in the yard.

[Cool! Keep us updated on those chrysalids, Beth. jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Question Mark 1

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Finally a few butterflies at this location. Most likely had an ETB. Got away from me. It would be quite unlikely, but not impossible to observe a spring azure here. No photo, so just a mention. Obs. approx. 3:30 till 4 p.m. sun & high 60's

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Anglewing sp. 1

Karen & Brian Johnson

Bellplain state forest
Cape May County, NJ

We saw most of the bugs on the sand roads at Tarkiln bogs and West Creek. We also saw our FOY Six-spotted Tiger Beetles today.

  • Henry's Elfin 4
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Anglewing sp. 5
  • Eastern Comma 2

Chris Herz

Home garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Steven Glynn

Peaslee WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Maryann Farrell

Front yard Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

I can’t believe it, but a cabbage white just flew by me. The only flowers here are dandelions and peach tree blossoms. I also saw an bumble bee on the dandelions.

  • Cabbage White 1

Sandra Keller & Chris Herz

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

65 degrees

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Jesse and Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

A couple of fly-bys on a beautiful day.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Azure, sp. 1

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

My first foot chase of the season. Early male Orangetips are most often a challenge to photograph. Caught up to a fresh male today. Still fairly quiet despite such a gorgeous spring day. Also enjoyed a small flock of Field Sparrows, a common breeder here. Obs. made between 2 & 3:30 p.m.

[Good find, Dave. Our FOY orangetip for 2019 jc]

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Eastern Comma 2

Eastern Comma

Falcate Orangetip

Harvey Tomlinson

Woodcock Lane
Cape May County, NJ

The vacant lot on the corner of Woodcock and 47 is now posted and the beginnings of construction is evident.
The 2 sulphurs I watched there are marked as sp because I did not go onto the lot.
The male Sulphur picture below I believe is a Clouded Sulphur.
1. In flight it was much more lemon yellow than the other 5 very obvious Orange Sulphurs
2. The dark overshadowing on the HY per Swift
3. Although the FY cell brightens it looks yellow to my eye.

[Helpful ID notes, Harvey, for our FOY clouded for 2019. jc]

  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Question Mark

Clouded Sulphur

Jennifer Bulava

Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Absecon
Atlantic County, NJ

Saw a mourning cloak near picnic area around 1:00pm.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

First butterflies in this garden. Thought at first that the Comma was a moth. So compromised were its wings that it flew mothlike. Must have had a tough winter.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Jennifer Bulava

Backyard, Mullica Twp
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Question Mark 1

Jack Miller

Narrows rd Belleplain SF
Cape May County, NJ

Observations made between 2:00 and 3:00. Nice to see a burst of elfins.

  • Henry's Elfin 12
  • Azure, sp. 2

Jack Connor

Mannheim Ave (dirt extension), Galloway NJ
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

First positive id bfly in the yard this year.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

First day this year to see two Azure sp. flying together. Spotted them off and on all day.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Azure, sp. 2