June 2019 Sightings

Jennifer Bulava

Long Bridge Park, Hainesport
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings while surveying dragonflies at retention basin

  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

Little Wood-Satyr

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA- Sleepy Orange Colony
Cumberland County, NJ

Very hot, late afternoon visit. Green-head flies and deer flies are unbearable. Couldn't get out of the car. Sighting is based on confirmation of flying butterflies seen.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Brian Johnson

Natural Lands Burden Hill Preserve
Salem County, NJ

Did a quick walk of the fields at North Burden hill road. The Milkweed bloom is almost done there.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 17
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Lady sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Appalachian Brown 13
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Monarch 13
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Little Glassywing 1

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

My oldest butterfly book notations show frequent Red Admiral sightings here during early 1980's. I have not noticed them in recent years.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Jean G. & Chris Herz

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville -- garden only
Gloucester County, NJ

12:30-2 while working in the garden. Hot and humid. Also a hummingbird clearwing moth using the bee balm and a couple of hummingbirds coming to the native honeysuckle both the red and yellow. 1 black ST cat on fennel. Fresh buckeye on mt. mint. Monarch laying eggs on c. milkweed just outside the garden in field.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

James Dowdell

My yard,Villas
Cape May County, NJ

[This is our first report of white-M for 2019. Good find, JD! jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Monarch laying eggs on c. milkweed and tropical. 2 black ST cats on dill & more eggs. Also a leaf shelter of WI Duskywing on yellow wild indigo.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 0

Jean Gutsmuth & Chris Herz

Riverwinds Scenic Trail, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Sunny & humid. 10:30-12. Parts of trail still flooded. Not much on the common milkweed. Possible red banded hairstreak but wouldn't sit. Red Admiral laying eggs on stinging nettle.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • American Snout 1
  • Anglewing sp. 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 13
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Historic side of Smithville by Smithville Lake. 1:45-3:00pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1

Jennifer Bulava

Kinkora Trail, Mansfield Twp
Burlington County, NJ

From 9am-12. The most pearl crescents I have ever seen at once. Stopped counting after 60. Monarchs nectaring on swamp and common milkweeds. Pearl crescents liked the false sunflower mostly.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 60+
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

7:15 am to 1 pm. Incidental sightings while birding in the park.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White c
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • American Snout 4
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral c
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

David L. Amadio

Fields off of Old Kings Highway
Salem County, NJ

Light precip. as I headed out into this area & thunder.Obs, from 2:55 till 3:45, Cloudy, windy & high 80's. Not much of an effort here with the poor conditions.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Casual observation this morning while catching up on some garden work. Gray Hairstreak was the first so far in the garden for the year. Near 90 & sunny.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

David L. Amadio

Mannington Area
Salem County, NJ

Mostly Cloudy with thunder & winds picking up. 85-90 degrees. Was fortunate to have about 2 min. with 3 fresh 2nd brood Bronze Coppers. Too windy but managed a couple of images. Obs. from 1:40 to 2:45.

[These are our first bronze coppers reported since 5-25 and our FOY checkered skipper for 2019. Good finds, Dave! jc]

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Bronze Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 14
  • Broad-winged Skipper 6

Bronze Coppers

Common Checkered-Skipper

Brian Johnson

Tuckahoe river west of Head of the river
Cape May County, NJ

Went back to the same area that I walked on Tuesday. Still lots of Skippers but many were off the sunny Pickerelweed patches and in the shade. It was very hot.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 17
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Mulberry Wing 67
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1

David L. Amadio

Salem WMA Rt540
Salem County, NJ

My first visit to the area since winter time. Poor timing with the weather this afternoon. Was partly sunny while here, but the weather quickly deteriorated. Obs. from 1:20 till 1:35. 92 degrees and windy.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Sootywing 1

David L. Amadio

Supawna Meadows NWR
Salem County, NJ

With skies black & light precip. I stopped here briefly on my way home. It appears as though they are removing some invasive vegetation. Only about 15 min. obs. here.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Jennifer Bulava

Backyard, Mullica Twp
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Common Buckeye

Horace's Duskywing

Little Wood-Satyr

Robert C. Koch

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

Mating in a Cypress tree at edge of our meadow.

  • Monarch 6

Monarchs

Monarchs

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny and breezy. Observations made in the early afternoon when I did a loop around the property. New high count for Rare sk. here. I tried counting the Broadwings by fives but stopped at 100 as it was too hard to do. Someone with a good camera could have had a great time here as there were often 2 or 3 species on one flower and as many as 7 Rare sk on one Liatris bloom. The pickerel weed was the big attraction for the Broadwings and just about every species present visited the coneflowers.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 6
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Rare Skipper 28
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper 100

Rare Skipper

Rare, Broadwing and Sachem

Broad-winged Skippers

Tom Bailey

Franklin Parker Preserve, Woodland Township
Burlington County, NJ

Seen while doing volunteer work today between 9-10 am.

  • Lady sp. 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Painted lady new. One monarch released.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • American Snout 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 0

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 15

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Rare Skipper

Brian Johnson

Beaver Swamp WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Walked from Rt 83 to the end of the bog. Buttonbush is in full bloom. One of the Tiger Swallowtails was dark.

[Skipper above in photo looks like possible variant form. Illustrated in Kaufmann's field guide. jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 30
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Mulberry Wing 9
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Mulberry Wings

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings while doing chores.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Broad-winged skippers were seemingly everywhere!
Purples, Admirals and Question Mark on fruit.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 22

Variegated Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Fresh Wild Indigo, Horace's DW, & RS.Purple this afternoon.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Beth Polvino

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

Backyard count - Lots of fresh Red Admiral butterflies and Pearl Crescent butterflies this AM.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 10
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 2

Brian Johnson

My yard
Cape May County, NJ

Variegated Fritillary was laying eggs on Passionflower and the Cloudless Sulphur was checking out the Wild Senna.The Green Leuconycta Moth has been on the back porch all day.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Green Leuconycta Moth