June 2019 Sightings

Sandra Keller

Penbryn Pond WMA - the western RR track end.
Camden County, NJ

Partly sunny, 80 degrees, strong SW winds. Some Common Milkweed along the RR tracks attracted a number of species.

[Sandra ties Jim Springer for our FOY striped hairstreak. We will need wrist-watch reports for official results.

Update: Dave Amadio has pointed out this is a first record for striped hairsteak in Camden County. Super find, SK! jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 3

Dun Skipper

Striped Hairstreak

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Broad-winged took off before I could snap a picture.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Swarthy Skipper

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Monarch laying eggs on c. milkweed flower buds

  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Snout 2
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Jim Springer

Colliiers Mills WMA
Ocean County, NJ

1:15pm-4:30pm, mostly sunny, brieezy, 80˚F
Pine Barrens Sandwort covers more area than I've seen in the past 15 years.
Unfortunately, I couldn't get a photo of the only Dotted Skipper I could find..

[Our first striped hairstreak and first dotted skipper of 2019. Thank you for checking out this spot, Jim!]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 2
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 23
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Striped Hairstreak

American Copper

Jack Miller

Collier's Mills WMA
Ocean County, NJ

I hung around for almost two hours without seeing a dotted sk., and finally they appeared close to noon. How do these skippers go from 0 to 6 in such a confined area?

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 16
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Dotted Skipper 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 1

Dotted Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Tom Bailey

Franklin Parker Preserve, Woodland Township
Burlington County, NJ

Old airplane landing strip area. 2:45 to 3:45 pm.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Therese Hurter

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

Handsome common buckeye basking in the morning sun.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sighting @ 11 am.

  • American Snout 2

Tom Bailey

Franklin Parker Preserve, Woodland Township
Burlington County, NJ

Area near Bald Eagle Reservoir. 1:30 to 2:30 pm.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 12

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA- Sleepy Orange Colony
Cumberland County, NJ

Tried to do a thorough check today, but the biting deer flies and green-heads are terrible now.

I did walk the senna patch and had three very fresh male Sleepy Oranges flying and patrolling. The next few weeks should see activity pick up I suspect.

Big numbers of Aaron's and Broad-winged Skippers, plus a fresh, large emergence of Pearl Crescents were obvious through the fly swatting.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent Common
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper Common
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper Common

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made between 2:35 & 4:45. Part sun at first quickly deteriorating to cloudy, 80 degrees with 14-17 SW winds. Several outstanding stands of Common Milkweed but few butterflies nectaring.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Anglewing sp. 3
  • Question Mark 4
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 7

Jack Miller

lines near Hesstown
Cumberland County, NJ

Hot and humid morning trip. I was curious to see if I would find Edwards in the morning, but did not. Mostly, they have been a later in the day bug for me. The surprise of the day was that the buckeyes have found what they want along the unnamed road coming in from rt 49. I believe this is the only place where cabbage whites do not fly.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 64
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Crossline Skippers

Banded Hairstreak

Jack Miller

Near AC airport
Atlantic County, NJ

Had a chance to swing by here in the late afternoon on my way elsewhere. In three locations today, I saw a total of 4 hairstreaks that represented 4 species.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jennifer Bulava

Boundary Creek
Burlington County, NJ

Despite the overcast conditions, we had a decent variety of insect pollinators today, including solitary bees, bumblebees, wasps, moths, & soldier beetles.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Sulphur sp. 5
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Steven Glynn and Michael Newlon

Hunters Mill Bog powerline
Cape May County, NJ

Caught up with Micheal, who was looking for Bog Coppers and we made our way to the powerline bog. Several Bog Coppers, but most were very worn and nearing the end of flight season.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Bog Copper 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2

Bog Copper

Steven Glynn

Head Of River
Cape May County, NJ

[Our first mulberry wing report in more than a year, last =6-12-18. jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Mulberry Wing 3

Mulberry Wing

Jack Miller

rt 629 near Boggy Branch
Cumberland County, NJ

Paused here on way to my next stop and found myself hypnotically wandering into a massive patch of dogbane. I was only carrying my binoculars as I did not intend to stop and thought it might be private. Once at home, I saw that Google maps suggests that it is part of Bevan Fish and Wildlife. All numbers are conservative and only covered a minor bit of the area.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 15
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 35
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5

Jack Miller

Buckshutem & Cedarville Road
Cumberland County, NJ

First stop: 80's, cloudy, 10:15-11:00. I rarely report from this area as Steve Glynn keeps tabs on it, but I liked the photo of the wood-nymph. Surprised to find only 1 coral hs.

[Our FOY common wood nymph for 2019. Nice to add! jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 2
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 12
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6

Coral Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Jack Miller

Near Old Beaver Dam rd.
Cumberland County, NJ

Third stop; midday. This is lovely but buggy spot that is also a favorite of Steve Glynn. I wish I had taken the Crescent more seriously as it has interesting similarities to the Northern Crescent in Cech and Tudor (p. 171). My take is that the old Delaware was trying to imitate a European sk.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Aaron's Skipper 11
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 40+

Delaware Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Striped Hairstreak

Sandra Keller

Heislerville WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Scanning the Bush-clover along the dike at the South Impoundment. Overcast, 81 degrees, SW winds. Some sun earlier in the day.

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 16

Aaron's Skipper

James Dowdell

My yard,Villas
Cape May County, NJ

Pipevine Swallowtail laying eggs on Dutchman's Pipe.

[Our first pipevine swallowtail of 2019. Good find, J.D. jc]

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

late afternoon mid 70's and sunny. Snouts attracted to c. milkweed. One black ST on dill and 2 monarch cats.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 6
  • Monarch 0
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

American Snout

Banded Hairstreak

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

A brief tour of the yard around midday. Winds in the 20's. Maybe it's my increased awareness, but I have noticed a significant increase of three-spotted cabbages at times. Today, they outnumbered two-spotted. Will the union in the photo produce a 2 1/2 spotted cabbage?

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • American Copper 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Cabbage White

Cabbage Whites

Jean Gutsmuth, Norma McAffee, & Chris Herz

Medford Leas fields, Medford
Burlington County, NJ

11 am - 2 pm. Dense cloud cover, wind, and cool temps made butterflying tough. Several areas of the fields undergoing restoration (brown and dead). Many of the paths flooded. Still extensive c. milkweed.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 12
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

Little Wood-Saytr on woodland trails and others in meadow.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4

Silver-spotted Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Ahmet Baytas & Jim Springer

Colliers Mills WMA
Ocean County, NJ

11:15am-11:45am, sunny.
We decided to leave after the dog club people, who were training their young dogs to retrieve, started shooting their guns and tossing around dead quail next to where we were looking for butterflies.

[Yikes! Butterflying can be a dangerous enterprise! jc]

  • American Copper 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

David L. Amadio

Collier's Mills WMA
Ocean County, NJ

Obs. made from 1:30 till 3:30. Part sun, 80 degrees and quite windy. Only one well worn folded wing skipper observed here this afternoon. One small Butterfly weed patch and a couple of Dogbane stands drew in the majority of bugs . Over a brief period of time, the butterfly weed provided nectar for at least 14 Am.Coppers, 2 Coral Hairstreaks, 5 ETB's, & a Gray Hairstreak. One of the stands of Dogbane entertained at least 40 American Ladies. One of the Coral Hairstreaks was having a "bad hair-streak day".

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 22
  • Coral Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 18
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 55
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Coral Hairstreak

American Lady

David L. Amadio

Medford Leas
Burlington County, NJ

Stopped here on the way home from Ocean County. Obs. made from 4:25 till 5:45. 81 degrees, part sun and 12-15 mph winds. Despite the previously mentioned meadow restoration project there are abundant stands of common milkweed & dogbane. Photographed an American Copper with bolder than normal FW spots.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • American Copper 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Lady 17
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Little Glassywing 4

American Copper

Jack Miller

MacNamara WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Mosquitoes and deer flies made for a rough visit. I only traveled 1/3 of the dike so it is safe assume there are a lot more salt marsh sk's there. Many flowers were quite crowded but everybody was appearing to have a good time. I am pretty sure the rag is a spicebush. Yes, it could still fly.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Swallowtail sp. 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 74
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Spicebush Swallowtail

Salt Marsh Skipper

Buckeye and crescent

American Ladies