June 2022 Sightings

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Most species were attracted to Silky Dogwood which has just come into bloom. FOY Aaron's.

[Congratulations to Cynthia on our log's third single-garden "Swallowtail Sweep" of 2022 – all three of our regular s'tails in one yard in one day. jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1

Therese Hurter

My yard, CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Midday, sunny and warm American Lady nectaring on clover.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

monarch caterpillar on c. milkweed. Black ST laying eggs on golden alexander, zizia aurea, blooms.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 0

Black Swallowtail egg

Black Swallowtail

Monarch caterpillar

Jeanine Apgar

Home garden, Galloway Township
Atlantic County, NJ

Late morning, Pipevine Swallowtail was a nice surprise as I didn't realize I had them here! It was attracted to the penstemon digitalis but moving so fast I just barely got a photo. Very worn Azure.

[Our log's first PVST of 2022 – an excellent find! jc]

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2

Azure, sp.

Pipevine Swallowtail

Wijbren Huisman

Open fields north of SouthJersey Tech Park, Glassboro
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs: 11.00-12.00
Sunny and Muggy.
Didn’t see a single grass skipper

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Clouded Sulphur

Brian Johnson

Tarkiln bogs
Cape May County, NJ

I walked the powerline cut and downstream in the bogs to the third old dike road. Not many species but it was nice to see numbers of Appalachian Browns. I added a picture of a Straight-lined Argyria. Pretty little Moth.

[Good to see double-digits for our log's newest FOY, Appalachian brown. How often has that happened previously? jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Appalachian Brown 34
  • Least Skipper 1

Straight-lined Argyria

Appalachian Browns

Teresa Knipper

New bike trail south of Route 83. 1130 to 1 o’clock
Cape May County, NJ

Even though butterflying was not the primary directive-geocaching was-I came up with a pretty good list owing to my compatriot’s patience! He was mollified by a flight at nearby Slack Tide brewery!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Viceroy 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 13
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Jennifer Bulava

Arney's Mount Park, Springfield Twp
Burlington County, NJ

2:30-3:30pm
Monarch was a female and sitting on common milkweed leaf, but didn't appear to be ovipositing.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Jeanine Apgar and Greg Prelich

Heislerville WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

An overcast calm day in the low 70s. Trying to find other skippers in a sea of Aaron's while constantly swatting the flies away.

[Our log's FOY Delaware skipper for 2022. Today's two FOY skipper finds by Jeanine and Greg up our log's total species count to 59. Our next FOY will be #60 for the year. jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 25
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Delaware Skipper

Dun Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Jennifer Bulava

Laurel Run Park, Delran
Burlington County, NJ

During guided walk 9-11am. Torrential rain came down at the beginning, and then it was cloudy for most of the time. Didn't expect any butterflies but by the end around 11am the sun peeked out. Saw these cool golden-backed snipe flies mating too.

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Monarch 1

Golden backed snipe flies

Jeanine Apgar and Greg Prelich

Lizard Tail Swamp
Cape May County, NJ

1-3 pm, warm, cloudy and almost overcast we didn't expect so many butterflies.

[Good to see Lizard Tail has come through with diversity and good numbers for several of our log observers recently – and here gave JA & GP our log's FOY swarthy skipper for 2022. jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Frosted Elfin 1
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 13
  • Southern Cloudywing 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 2

Frosted Elfin

Crossline Skipper

Southern Cloudywing

Swarthy Skipper

Therese Hurter

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

First yard skipper of the year.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1

Aaron's Skipper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sighting in mid afternoon while in the yard.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made from 4:15 -4:30. A short visit to check out the first field.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made from 1:45-3:30.

[One of two snout reports today – the first since April 18. Second brood now flying, it seems. jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 17
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • American Snout 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park & adjoining private property
Burlington County, NJ

Mainly birding in the park this morning until noon. Sunny and pleasant. Surprised to not see a swallowtail.

[We had a number of snout reports from late Feb until April 18, but none since until today with this report and Dave Amadio's from Riverwinds. Second brood now flying apparently. jc]

  • Cabbage White 135
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 14
  • Dun Skipper 2

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail & Community center
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made from 3:35-4

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1

Wijbren Huisman

Tall Pines State Preserve, Sewell
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs: 2.30-3.45
Zabulons were all couples (4x2)

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 8

Viceroy

Greg Prelich

Lakehurst NAES
Ocean County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Eileen Bennett

Waretown backyard - Monarch Waystation# 10016
Ocean County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1

Wijbren Huisman

Alcyon Lake, Pitman
Gloucester County, NJ

A walk around the lake, 10.00-12.00 am

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2

'Summer' Spring Azure

Tate Perazzelli

My yard in Collingswood
Camden County, NJ

Late morning while gardening

  • Cabbage White 3

Jennifer Bulava

Crystal Lake Park, Mansfield Twp
Burlington County, NJ

Between 1-2pm, along Delaware River Heritage Trail section towards lake.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Spicebush laid an egg on spicebush

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Tom Bailey

Wharton SF
Burlington County, NJ

8:15 am to 12:45. Sunny. Beautiful day.

[Our first bog coppers and Georgia satyr in 2022 – nice to have them on the list! jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Bog Copper 14
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 1

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Tate Perazzelli

My yard in Collingswood
Camden County, NJ

The female swallowtail was ovipositing on some fennel. Sightings are mostly late morning.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 1

Harvey Tomlinson

Langley Rd
Cumberland County, NJ

About to explode with nectar. Aaron's Skippers were numerous and in various states of wear. The Butterfly that stole the show was Sleepy Orange ! No pic but a erratic, rapidly flying, tangerine colored butterfly can only be a Sleepy. Decided to see if my GISS meter was calibrated and see if it wasn't too early…so I headed nex to the Glynn Colony at Dix WMA… .

[Will Harvey prove his GISS meter is accurate?? Stay tuned for his next report! jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 35
  • Sulphur sp. 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 75
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Aaron's Skipper

Cabbage White

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