July 2020 Sightings

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

These butterflies appeared during a break in the rain.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Appalachian Brown came in to fruit in sheltered spot out of rain at 5 pm. Haven't seen one since July 17th.

  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Karen & Brian Johnson

Our yard
Cape May County, NJ

Red Banded Hairstreaks have been showing up at the black light for moths every night for the last week or so. Tiger Swallowtail and Cabbage White were flying around in the rain.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Red-banded Hairstreak on moth sheet

Karen Thompson

Home, Lower Township
Cape May County, NJ

Two Brazilian Skipper caterpillars on a yellow Canna in our yard!

[Great find Karen. This is our 5th location for Brazilian cats this year. -jm]

  • Brazilian Skipper 0

Brazilian Skipper cat

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Checked the garden a couple of times this afternoon. Mostly cloudy and damp today. A fresh looking Red Admiral passed by.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Lucy Hooper

My backyard in Mickleton
Gloucester County, NJ

I saw the Sleepy Oranges on multiple trips out to the yard but at one point I saw 2 together in our meadow. There possibly could have been more than 2. I have a good size area of Senna marilandica in our meadow which is probably why I have them. I planted it at around 15 years ago when the Latin name was Cassia marilandica. I had these butterflies last year also, but didn’t know exactly what they were until a professional identified them for me from a picture.

[It appears that this might be a colony in the making.- jm]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Sleepy Orange