November 2020 Sightings

Karen Thompson

Home, Lower Township
Cape May County, NJ

[Good work Karen. Nice to log two species on the first day of November – despite recent wet and cold. jc]

  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 1

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Garret Family Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny but windy and cold….

  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Karen Thompson

Higbee Beach WMA
Cape May County, NJ

  • Common Buckeye 1

Karen Thompson

Home, Lower Township
Cape May County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Sachem 3

Jack McDonough

Davies Complex, along the power line cut that leads back to the railroad tracks from the parking lot
Cape May County, NJ

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 18

Beth Polvino

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

Sunny, cool, blustery, Temps says 56, feels cooler with the winds. No frost yet though over 24 hrs of gale force winds. Karen Thompson visit, able to see 6 species. Fair numbers of grass skippers. Total of 8 species flying. Surprised not to see a Common Buckeye. Taking down the Canna's stalks found another chrysalis. There are several over wintering Spicebush Swallowtail chrysalises. Have Black Swallowtail caterpillars on rue.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 8

Clay Sutton

South Cape May Meadows (and The Beanery)
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 5

Chris Herz

Rowan College SJ, Sewell
Gloucester County, NJ

lunch time walk, 55 degrees and winds

  • Orange Sulphur 2

Jackie Parker

Cape May National Golf Club
Cape May County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2

Therese Hurter

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny, mid 50s. Red Admiral was enjoying rotting pears in fruit dish.

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Red Admiral

Karen Thompson

Home, Lower Township
Cape May County, NJ

  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

This fairly fresh White-M was perched on a well-past-prime Butterfly Bush blossom. I went in to get the camera and it had disappeared by the time I returned.

[Good find! This gives us only our fifth year – of our log's thirteen – when we have found a white-M in November. jc]

  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Nice to see butterflies after a few days with none.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Mourning Cloak

Beth Polvino

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

Sunny, 67, with slight winds and a nice selection of butterflies. First Ocola Skipper in the yard since 10/22. 4 mint fresh Cloudless Sulphurs which I believe must have eclosed here. Est counts of both Fiery and Sachem Skippers. Numbers were higher but as working in the garden didn't take the time for a more accurate count. I always find it surprising that we can have several days of quite bad weather and they still bounce back.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • American Lady 8
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Brazilian Skipper 0
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Sachem 11

Cloudless Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Pat & Clay Sutton

Jakes Landing
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

2:00 - 3:00. Always nice to come home. The yard provided some lovely bugs that were not present at my other two stops. By the end of the day, 15 species and over 100 bflys; ironically, these numbers were better than a typical July day this year.

  • American Copper 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Ocola Skipper

American Copper

Jack Miller

N. Railroad Ave Rio Grande
Cape May County, NJ

Fine start to an interesting day. Sunny and 60's. 10:30 12:30.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 70
  • Monarch 4
  • Fiery Skipper 3

American Lady

Karen Thompson

Rea Farm
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 4

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

For some reason we find few painted ladies in our yard. This fresh individual is our first for 2020.

  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Can't help but wonder if Cloudless Sulphurs (and Monarchs) in our garden this late in the season (when so little else finds our garden) are new emergents from cats we saw earlier.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Jack Miller

Fidler rd
Cape May County, NJ

2nd stop. 12:50 - 1:40. A 10' x 10' patch of frost aster had 7 species. This location was the "fun with colias" spot. I am posting three photos of the same f. sulphur. To my eye, the bfly is "mostly" a clouded sulphur and I am recording it as such. However, I believe it may in fact be a hybrid. The bug has no orange except for the minute hw dot and presented lemon yellow. However, the fw pattern presents qualities of both clouded and orange (note the size of the yellow dots in the black zone at the apex, but also the narrowness of the black margin lower part of the fw). I hope you are laughing by this point as it is not healthy to take a Colias too seriously. The gray hs was a pleasant surprise.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Gray Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Chris Herz

Rowan College SJ, Sewell
Gloucester County, NJ

68 degrees, lunch time walk. Buckeye with most of one wing missing. Saw cabbage whites yesterday but none today.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Same painted lady as yesterday.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Harvey Tomlinson and Jack Miller

North Railroad Ave
Cape May County, NJ

The Cloudless Sulphur pictured below has not been altered in anyway but cropped. Thoughts about its coloring would be welcomed. Red-banded Hairstreak was a treat.

[That is certainly a weird-looking beast! Anyone out there who has seen a similar individual please let us hear from you. jc]

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Red-banded Hairstreak

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Eileen Bennett

Waretown backyard - Monarch Waystation# 10016
Ocean County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2

Robert C. Koch

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

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Sachem 2

Sulphur sp.

Painted Lady

Common Buckeye

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

On Conoclinium coestinum, a perennial Blue Mist plant, 12 noon 70 degrees, warmed by stone walk.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Karen Thompson

Home, Lower Township
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3

Harvey Tomlinson and Jack Miller

Beanery
Cape May County, NJ

Jack and I both believe the Sulphur below is Clouded. A rare find South of the Canal. The other a white form sp.

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Sulphur sp.

Clouded Sulphur