April 2020 Sightings

Kathy Horn

Heislerville WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Azure, sp. 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sandra Keller

Bivalve - Strawberry Ave.
Cumberland County, NJ

56 degrees, partly cloudy, 6 mph west winds.

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Pearl Crescent

Jack Miller

Woodbine rr
Cape May County, NJ

Juniper hairstreaks stayed high in the cedars. One landed on the ground but was quickly put to flight by a couple of falcates.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 20
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 35
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Duskywing sp. 8
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 9

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sleepy Duskywing

Jack Miller

Areas near Maple Lake WMA
Atlantic County, NJ

Too many different looks to the azures for me to identify them.

  • Spring Azure 25
  • Duskywing sp. 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6

Azure, sp.

Kathy Horn

Woodbine, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Azure, sp. 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Duskywing sp. 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7

Juvenal's Duskywing

American Lady

Steven Glynn

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Morning visit, from 9am to 10:30am. Cool and sunny.

[A nice list which includes our FOY red-banded hairstreak. -jm]

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Frosted Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 15

Frosted Elfin

Variegated Fritillary

Red-banded Hairstreak

Jennifer Bulava

Pennington Park, Delanco
Burlington County, NJ

Access permitted to Park Staff only.
Butterflies seen from 10:30am-12.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sulphur sp. 5
  • American Copper 1

Jackie Parker

Sumner Ave. Woodbine
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush could barely fly so may have just emerged.

[Sounds likely as we just had our FOY on 4/28. jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6

Jackie Parker

Hidden Valley WMA
Cape May County, NJ

[That's our FOY common sootywing. Good find, JP! jc]

  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Sootywing 1

Tom Reed

Coral Avenue dune crossover, Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

Mostly sunny, ~55ºF, winds E 10-20mph. Butterflies noted during bird migration count. Admiral potentially arriving from the bay; Lady quickly moving east through dunes.

  • Lady sp. 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

Photo of mating Polyphemus moths (holding position over night) on my neighbors' hyacinth. Male on the left.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Polyphemus moths

Tom Reed

Songbird Trail/Kimble's Beach Rd, Cape May NWR
Cape May County, NJ

1050-1140; variable clouds, 61ºF, winds E 15-20mph.

  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Elfin sp. 1
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Karen Thompson

Cox Hall Creek WMA
Cape May County, NJ

There was a cluster of this species fluttering together near the ground.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Spring Azure 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

I didn't expect to see any butterflies with today's weather, let alone my FOY Painted Lady which was on Beach Plum.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Painted Lady 1