August 2022 Sightings

Kathy Horn

Kimble's Beach Road
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 7
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Zabulon Skipper

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Brief time in garden.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Wijbren Huisman

Atkinson Memorial Park, Sewell
Gloucester County, NJ

Brief observation: 1:00-1:30. Ironweed is in full bloom.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3

Spicebush Swallowtail

Jennifer Bulava

Delaware River Heritage Trail, Roebling section
Burlington County, NJ

9:30-11:45 am. Sunny, mid 80s, light breeze.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4

Kathy Horn

Back Neck Rd, Fairton
Cumberland County, NJ

Large patch of milkweed on grassy section of field along road

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Spicebush Swallowtail

Harvey Tomlinson

Davies Sports Center
Cape May County, NJ

45 mins. Both sides of the bike path. Horribly dry with very little activity. 17 Common Buckeye and not a single Mangrove.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 17

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

10am - 5pm. Although it seems that butterflies have been hard to come by this year, with the addition of Delaware Skipper today, we are only one species behind last year’s cumulative total for this date in the yard.

[Excellent news. Dolores. Thank you! jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 8
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 14

Delaware Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Variegated frit new for this season—interested in small passion vine starts and violets but mostly sunning itself.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Big showing of Red-banded Hairstreaks at 5:30 pm (18).

[That's our highest count of red-banded since 5/18/22 when Barbara Sendelbach found 28 in Woodland Township. jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 18
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Jersey fresh right from the garden.

  • Monarch 0

Monarch

Kathy Horn

Seabreeze Rd, Bridgeton
Cumberland County, NJ

Very hot & humid. Conservative count since I butterflied a lot from the car. Was happy to see all the Sleepy Oranges and the early Cloudless Sulphur. Less happy to see the narrow-winged mantis devouring the still-struggling swallowtail.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

"Nature red in tooth and claw"

Sleepy Orange

Robert C. Koch

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 11

Northern Broken-Dash

Spicebush Swallowtail

Variegated Fritillary

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Late afternoon sightings while working in the yard.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1

Jeanine Apgar

Home yard, Galloway Township
Atlantic County, NJ

First Zabulon I've seen in weeks. I've been scouring the sweet pepperbushes, as they are usually near them now. I expect they will switch to Swamp Loosestrife soon as it starts to bloom.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Tom Bailey

Whitesbogs
Burlington County, NJ

6:15 to 6:45 pm. Incidental sightings while birding.

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Found my first RB Hairstreak of the year for this garden tonight. Eastern Tiger was a stunningly fresh female.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings while in the yard.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Tom Bailey

Whitesbogs
Ocean County, NJ

4:15 to 6:15 pm. Sunny & hot.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Dion Skipper 1

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

Late afternoon, also a monarch egg found.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 2

Chris Herz

Collingswood parking area under PATCO
Camden County, NJ

Around 7:30 pm–have seen so few hairstreaks.

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Elisa Procida

Haddonfield NJ, my yard.
Camden County, NJ

Monarch stopped by at noon.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Very brief strolls through garden. Sightings while watering.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 10
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1

Clifford Hence

Maurice River Diner
Cumberland County, NJ

Numerous butterflies on the Purple Loose Strife planting outside of the diner. Most seemed to be Broadwing Skipprs.

[Welcome to the South Jersey Butterfly Project, Clifford. jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 35

Variegated Fritillary

Broad-winged Skipper

Wijbren Huisman

Tall Pines State Preserve
Gloucester County, NJ

Observation: 9.00-12.00
Hot and humid.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 65
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 100
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 15
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 12
  • Sachem 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Dun Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Tim Deppa

Cherry Hill residence
Camden County, NJ

American Lady seen at Lion’s Lake in Voorhees. Dark morph tiger and others at my residence.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Monarch

zabulon

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail dark morph female

American Lady

Robert C. Koch

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

High count at LL for Spicebush Swallowtail.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4

Spicebush Swallowtail

Zabulon Skippers

Common Checkered-Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jack McDonough

Peaslee WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Enjoyed while watering, trying to keep the garden alive. FIRST of the year Hackberry Emperors appeared and showed up late in the day. Monarch has a hole in its wing.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Monarch 1

Jack McDonough

Cape May RR/Garret Family Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny, 86 degrees. Winds SSE, 78% humidity

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 10
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 9

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Late afternoon incidental sightings.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
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