July 2020 Sightings

Tom Baxter

Fort Apache in Del Haven
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Karen Thompson

South Cape May Meadows
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2

Claire Campbell

Historic Smithville Field
Burlington County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White C
  • Sulphur sp. C
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Karen Thompson

Cox Hall Creek WMA
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

Female monarch ovipositing on white swamp milkweed.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Finally the yard looked a bit more normal for July in terms of broad-wing numbers. I found a spicebush st chrysalis on one of my wax bean plants which seemed an odd choice of locations for it. Cabbage was a three-spotted.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Rare Skipper 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 88

Spicebush Swallowtail

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Rare Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Jack Miller

Davies Sports Complex
Cape May County, NJ

Lots of nectar waiting for bflys. Almost half of the bflys were on a mimosa tree.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Rare Skipper

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Wild indigo duskywing eggs and one cat on Baptisia plants. One Black ST cat and a couple early instar Monarch cats. Sachem was a female.

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

Jack Miller

Hand Ave.
Cape May County, NJ

A disappointing showing to say the least.

  • Common Wood-Nymph 1

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Getting some observations in before arrival of tropical storm.
Both photos: Mourning cloak

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 6
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 6
  • Rare Skipper 8
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 35

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Smith's Woods Area: butterfly garden and adjacent woods. Late morning.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Jennifer Bulava

Laurel Run Park, Delran
Burlington County, NJ

2:38-3:20pm

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Orange Sulphur 34
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 6

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

While working on flood control on my property this morning during a 3+ inches of rain downpour, I flushed a broad-wing sk. It flew around and pretty quickly found a place under an elderberry leaf.

  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

FOY black form female E. Tiger ST.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 14

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Tom Bailey

Bear Swamp Preserve - Southampton Township
Burlington County, NJ

1:30 to 2:45 pm. Mostly sunny, humid, 86 degrees. I walked the power line cut on Hawkin's Road a short distance each way.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Hand Ave area
Cape May County, NJ

Did some pre-NABA count scouting of the Dion Skipper colony area to check on water level after the tropical storm and access issues.

[Our first dion of 2020 and our 83rd species for the year. Good find, Steve.]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Dion Skipper 7

Dion Skipper

David L. Amadio

Hesstown powerline
Cumberland County, NJ

In an attempt to avoid shore bound traffic, I went by way of Rt49 and decided to check out the powerline. Conditions deteriorated rapidly, with clouds taking over and a few sprinkles. Still low 80's brought out a few bugs including one very tired looking Banded Hairstreak, Oddly enough this is my one and only this season. Sachem was a fresh female. Obs. from 10:25 till 11:35.

  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Sachem 1

Banded Hairstreak

Brian Johnson

Beaver Swamp WMA
Cape May County, NJ

A early afternoon walk. The Mulberry wings and Browns were all under the canopy in the shade .The Dion was in full sun on the powerline cut where I usually see the Mulberry wings. I can't remember seeing the MW in deep shade before.

[Brian, you and Steve G have our FOY dions and 83rd species for the year. Good find! jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Appalachian Brown 12
  • Common Wood-Nymph 17
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Mulberry Wing 7
  • Dion Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

TNC garden, Eldora Rt47
Cape May County, NJ

Always a pleasure to visit this garden. Visited between 2:25 & 3:25, mostly sunny and 86. Cloudless Sulphur did a quick fly through.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Aaron's Skipper 16
  • Rare Skipper 6
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 35
  • Broad-winged Skipper 71

Rare Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

David L. Amadio

CMBO-CRE Gardens
Cape May County, NJ

Obs. from 1:35-2 p.m. 85 degrees and part sun. Southern Cloudywing was a nice surprise.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 15

Horace's Duskywing

Southern Cloudywing

David L. Amadio

Goshen Gardens, Rt47
Cape May County, NJ

Stopped here briefly to check out a nice stand of Liatris. Did not count individuals, only species.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Lizard Tail Swamp preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Checked out one Dion habitat, but saw no activity.

  • Appalachian Brown 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Quick stroll to the fruit dishes.

  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper c

Therese Hurter

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

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 7
  • Broad-winged Skipper 12

Monarch

Horace's Duskywing

Broad-winged Skipper

Teresa Knipper

Pickle Factory Pond
Cape May County, NJ

Nectar of abundance! We need a place, spotted knapweed, and buttonbush of the north end of the pond. A quick survey from about 930 to 10:30 while the sun was still out. Numbers for Rare, Broadwinged and Aaron‘s skippers are estimates. Too numerous to count.

[Good to see these numbers. jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Aaron's Skipper 25
  • Rare Skipper 40
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 7
  • Broad-winged Skipper 25

Rare Skippers

Horace's Duskywing

Kathy Horn

South Cape May Meadows
Cape May County, NJ

Pearl crescent nectaring on Lady's Tresses; others mostly on yarrow.

[Lovely shot! jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 27
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 18

Pearl Crescent

Karen Thompson

South Cape May Meadows
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 14

Pearl Crescent

Carolyn Gallagher

My yard, Voorhees
Camden County, NJ

  • Horace's Duskywing 6

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Karen Thompson

Home, Lower Township
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 1