July 2021 Sightings

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Minimal obs. here today, but had my first adult Monarch of the year, a female laying eggs on Common & tropical Milkweed.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Snout 2
  • Monarch 1

Wijbren Huisman

South Jersey Technology Park Glassboro (Wildflower meadow)
Gloucester County, NJ

A beautifull day to accomplish the one mile loop.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 20
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 8
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Variegated Fritillary

American Lady

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Lucy Hooper

Mickleton Park on Democrat Rd.
Gloucester County, NJ

There is a small slip of a new pollinator garden in Mickleton Park with much of the planting to be done Spring 2022 with the help of some grants. I was excited to see that the small number of native plants there are starting to attract butterflies.

  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Tom Bailey

Greenwood Forest WMA
Ocean County, NJ

7:30 to 12:15 pm. Mostly sunny. Less activity than previous visit.

  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 9
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Crossline Skipper 3

Wijbren Huisman

Alcyon Park, Pitman
Gloucester County, NJ

The Red-spotted Purple made my day.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Red-spotted Purple

Eileen Bennett

Waretown backyard - Monarch Waystation# 10016
Ocean County, NJ

Red-spotted purple was oviposting on Prairie Willow (Salix humilis)

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Karen Thompson

Home, Lower Township
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Harvey Tomlinson

My Del Haven Garden
Cape May County, NJ

Finally a Painted Lady and a nice up-tick in numbers.

[Whew, finally a painted lady. Our last report was on November 28 by a guy named Harvey Tomlinson. FOY Pl's usually show up mid April and sometimes in May. Our log's lastest FOY and our only other July FOY was reported by Dave Amadio on 7/17/15. -jm]

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 35
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 75

Sachem

Painted Lady

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Female Black Swallowtail laying eggs on Fennel, plus several caterpillars.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 16

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Reporting only butterflies not seen here yesterday. Horace's different individual, fresh with wings unnibbled.

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Tom Reed

Shunpike Rd yard, Cape May Court House
Cape May County, NJ

5:00pm. Sunny with sparse high clouds and some haze from wildfire smoke; 82ºF; winds S 10-15mph.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. from 10-12:30 First BW Skipper here this year.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Snout 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made from 2-4:50, part sun, 88 & 12-14 SW winds. Walked the complete circuit this afternoon. Nice diversity but low numbers, especially with skippers. Plenty of dogbane, and some decent Common milkweed in the field adjacent to the butterfly garden and also near the pumping station. A handful of additional dark grass skippers in poor condition, either LGW or Dun.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 22
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 6
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

sachem

Viceroy

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Although no red admiral showed up, I did see cabbage white and blue azure and some nice fireworks in the gardens. Today had the most species and individuals I have seen here this year. I am including the black st and the American copper seen on Saturday to today's report.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Rare Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 14
  • Broad-winged Skipper 10

Karen Thompson

South Cape May Meadows
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3

Wijbren Huisman

Tall Pine State Preserve, Sewell
Gloucester County, NJ

Early morning walk, 7-8.30 am.
My first sighting of a Viceroy this year.
Red-spotted Purple loves the dirt road.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 3

Viceroy

Red-spotted Purple

Kathy Horn

Garrett Family Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny, 82, light breeze. LOTS of blooming monarda, some coneflower, daisies and knapweed

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 6

Jennifer Bulava

Willingboro Lakes, Willingboro Twp
Burlington County, NJ

During guided walk, 9-11am

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Jennifer Bulava

Amico Island, Delran
Burlington County, NJ

11:20-12:10

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2

Eileen Bennett

Waretown backyard - Monarch Waystation# 10016
Ocean County, NJ

American Snout was fluttering around hackberry tree - possibly ovipositing.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Tom Reed

Cape May Harbor/Jarvis Sound
Cape May County, NJ

Incidental sightings during back-bay tour aboard The Osprey; 10:30-12:00.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

A few hours spent in the yard this morning. Always cool to see a dark morph E.Tiger swallowtail.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 10
  • Aaron's Skipper 8
  • Rare Skipper 5
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 50

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Chris Herz

Audubon home garden
Camden County, NJ

WI Duskywing first appearance this season attracted to anise hyssop. I have baptisia tinctoria and b. australis planted. Hoping activity picks up with zinnias blooming and phlox jeana almost in bloom.

  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Cloudless Sulphur did a tour of the garden, lingering around the robust stand of Partridge Pea, and moved on.

[Only our 2nd report of cloudless this year and the first in CMY. jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 20

Eileen Bennett

Waretown backyard - Monarch Waystation# 10016
Ocean County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Jack McDonough

Garette Family Preserve parking lot
Cape May County, NJ

Monarch egg on swamp milkweed.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch egg

Lucy Hooper

My backyard in Mickleton
Gloucester County, NJ

I was only out for a short time since it was so hot but saw the Monarch on Butterfly weed in the meadow garden. By the time I was able to get a picture it had moved to the anise hyssop.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Eileen Bennett

Waretown backyard - Monarch Waystation# 10016
Ocean County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH.
Cape May County, NJ

Monarch was ovipositing.
I half expected an exotic tropical butterfly to show up with today’s weather!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Rare Skipper 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5
  • Aaron's Skipper 5
  • Sachem 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 40

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Our garden has "popped" for bees, wasps, beetles, flies, et al, but not yet for butterflies so much. Hoping for a jump in diversity and numbers soon – and a rare skipper too!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 7
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Snowberry clearwing

Scolia wasp and unid beetles, flies on Spiraea

Dogbane beetles mating on host plant