July 2022 Sightings

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings late morning.

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

Teresa Knipper

Bike trail north of route 83
Cape May County, NJ

Very hot day so didn’t stay very long. The sootywing was a bonus!

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 1

Tate Perazzelli

My yard in Collingswood
Camden County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

Therese Hurter

my yard, CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny and hot, 88 degrees.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Hot and steamy.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 4
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 6
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 15

Rare Skipper

Orange Sulphur

David L. Amadio

Salem WMA
Salem County, NJ

Obs. made at 11:40, sunny and high 80's. Not much action here.

  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Mannington area
Salem County, NJ

Obs. made from 12:10 to 4:15, Sunny at first but south winds 8-18 and increasing clouds and wind gusts after 3. Checked out several areas finding very light activity. A nice exception was a small area with exceptional Bronze Copper activity. One area where I usually find them reliably was void of any activity for no apparent reason. Very localized species. Able to observe and photograph both male & females today from this season's 2nd brood. [FOY Bronze Copper]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Bronze Copper 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 33

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Tom Bailey

Medford WMA
Burlington County, NJ

2:20 to 4:00 pm. Mostly sunny, hot & humid.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Appalachian Brown 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Therese Hurter

EHT Nature Reserve
Atlantic County, NJ

Sunny, hot and humid. Mourning Cloak was nectaring on tree sap in wooded area of the Reserve.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Lucy Hooper

My backyard in Mickleton.
Gloucester County, NJ

Butterflies have been very scarce so far in our yard. I can always expect to find the Silver-spotted skipper on the Monarda fistulosa when in bloom.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

Vicky McErlean

Cloverdale Farm County Park
Ocean County, NJ

One mile walk from 1:00-1:45. 88°, sunny, and humid.

  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1

American Lady

Little Wood-Satyr

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

Another lovely day with a very few butterflies at Lumberton Leas. [FOY Cloudless Sulphur]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Sachem 2

Black Swallowtail

Sachem

Common Buckeye

Wijbren Huisman

Tall Pines State Preserve, Sewell
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs: 12.45-2.15
Tall Pines State Preserve, in partnership with the Rutgers Environmentel Stewards Program, has taken up the challenge of installing a native pollinator garden. 1200 native plant plugs will be put in , including milkweed and other hostplants for butterflies. I’ll volunteering this week.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 33
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 4

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

2 Banded Hairstreaks in dogfight up in the sunlit oak leaves in the early evening. Monarch laying eggs on C. MW. No caterpillars yet this year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Combined sightings from 7/2 -3 to avoid repetitions. Each species is shown as a 1 day high count. The total number of species is low and the total number of butterflies is terribly low. There are some shocking absences from the list like rare sk. Generally, numbers are way down following the pattern of the last few years.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 20

Lucy Hooper

My backyard in Mickleton
Gloucester County, NJ

Finally a grass-skipper! I did see one on May 21st but was unable to positively identify it.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sachem 1

Sachem

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

First Monarch this year here.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 1

Eileen Bennett

Waretown backyard - Monarch Waystation# 10016
Ocean County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Therese Hurter

my yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Anglewing is FOY in my yard.

  • Anglewing sp. 1

Teresa Knipper

Cape May point state park
Cape May County, NJ

Quick morning walk

  • Azure, sp. 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made from 3-5:45, mostly sunny near 90. Decent diversity but low numbers. A nice showing by Wild Indigos.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 22
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Late day observations. A couple of spicebush cats and a couple monarch eggs on c.milkweed.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 0

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

This diverse list was the result of a concerted effort made throughout the day by two sets of eyes.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 8
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 8
  • Sachem 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 30

Common Sootywing

Tawny Emperor

Wijbren Huisman

SJ Techpark, Glassboro
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs: 1.00-2.15 Temps in the mid 80’s with a little breeze. Most of the BF’s are nectaring on Creeeping Thistle or Spotted Knapweed.

  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 17
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

American Lady

Orange Sulphur

Karen Thompson

Home, Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Common Wood-Nymph

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Tom Bailey

Greenwood Forest WMA
Ocean County, NJ

9:30 am to 4 pm. Sunny, temps in the low 80s, nice day. Dogbane still blooming and the main nectar source. Also one grass skipper sp. Still low diversity.

  • Banded Hairstreak 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 26
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Crossline Skipper 4

Banded Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing (female)

Therese Hurter

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

FOY Variegated Fritillary in my yard.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 14

Karen Thompson

South Cape May Meadows
Cape May County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 1

Jennifer Bulava

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

10am-noon. Sunny mid-80's with wind 10mph.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 5
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