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John J. Collins

Duke Island Park
Somerset County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Least Skipper 1

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raritan, NJ
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raritan, NJ
Somerset County, NJ

  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

John J. Collins

Spruce Run State Recreation Area, Mulhockaway area
Hunterdon County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Alice Koster

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Marie Longo

Hackensack
Bergen County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sharon & Wade Wander

Adiguzelli Tract , Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

An undeveloped parcel owned by Fredon Twp. that extends south along the west side of Rt. 94 from its intersection with Stillwater Rd. (CR 610). Includes some Little Bluestem so we were hoping for Leonard's Skipper, but no luck.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Sharon & Wade Wander

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

The Wild Bergamot in the Goodale Road fields has faded, but good numbers of native thistles are now in bloom, and the swallowtails, fritillaries, and ladies were all in attendance. This may be the first time we've ever had Black Swallowtail in double figures anywhere.

  • Black Swallowtail 14
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 16
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 25
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raritan, NJ
Somerset County, NJ

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

C Wyluda

Bamboo Brook/ Willowwood Arboretium
Morris County, NJ

about 12 noon until 3 pm
a lot of great spangled fritillaries- many on zinnias at WW
some of the pearl crescents here looked large; read about "northerns," and silvery checkerspots, but maybe just normal size variation observed.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 24
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 5

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Sharon & Wade Wander

Veterans Park, Stillwater Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Monarch was likely the one released yesterday.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Carol and Michael Newlon

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

1-2:20 PM. With Connie and Tom Halliwell & Anita and Keith Richmond.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 2

Silver-spotted Skipper

Question Mark

Meadow Fritillary

North Jersey Butterfly Club field trip led by Dennis Briede

Private Property, Blairstown Twp
Warren County, NJ

9:30 AM - noon. Butterfly highlights were two Leonard's Skippers and a White-M Hairstreak. Non-butterfly highlights included imm. Red-shouldered hawk, imm. Red-headed woodpecker, and a sphinx moth caterpillar.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 11
  • Leonard's Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

White M Hairstreak

Leonard's Skipper

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raritan, NJ
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander home garden, Fredo. Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

One additional Monarch was released.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Joan Rottkamp

Franklin Lakes yard
Bergen County, NJ

We were away most of the day but took a late afternoon walk around the garden.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Great Spangled Fritillary

Marie Longo

DeKorte Park-Lyndhurst
Bergen County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 12
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 4

Ken Witkowski

Wallkill River NWR - Kenely Farm on Rt. 284
Sussex County, NJ

Clouds and some sun - warm and humid 11:00am - 12:00pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 44
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Pearl Crescent 38
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 1

C Wyluda

Trenton, West State Street, downtown
Mercer County, NJ

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Sachem 9

Michael Newlon

Glenhurst Meadows, Warren Township
Somerset County, NJ

10 AM - 12 noon. Good Joe-Pye weed on the trail between waypoints C1 and C2, west of the creek - check the map on the kiosk by the parking lot. Trails recently mowed so access easier. Hairstreak behaved as if ovipositing on Bird'sfoot Trefoil but did not seem to be actually laying eggs. Few butterflies at Wagner Farm, possibly due to extensive mowing.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raritan, NJ
Somerset County, NJ

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

Ken Witkowski

Wallkill River NWR - Dagmar Dale Trail
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny warm day - 10:15 - 11:30 am - one mile walk on south loop of trail

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 13

C Wyluda

home- Pennington, pool
Mercer County, NJ

7 pm

  • Monarch 1

Wade Wander and Jack Miller

Walpack Bend Farm and Blue Mtn. Lakes within the Delaware River National Recreation Area, Walpack Twp., Sussex County
Sussex County, NJ

Observations made on a warm, sunny, calm morning between 9:30 and 11:00. Counts of ETB and Am. Copper are low.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • American Copper 40
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 30
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 13
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Common Ringlet 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 10
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1

Jim Springer

Delaware Water Gap NRA, Montague Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

1:00pm-1:45pm, 83F

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Leonard's Skipper 1

Leonard's Skipper

Common Ringlet

Jim Springer

High Point SP
Sussex County, NJ

11:00am-12:15pm, 80F

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Leonard's Skipper 2

Leonard's Skipper

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Finally got our Ocola.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Blairstown Twp.
Warren County, NJ

Sunny, about 80. 12:30-1:30. Preview of the NABA field trip coming up on Saturday! Four Leonard's Sk. is encouraging.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • American Lady 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Leonard's Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 20
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Tom Halliwell & George Nixon

River Bend Farm, Flatbrookville, Delaware Water Gap NRA
Sussex County, NJ

Aphrodite very fresh. Nectaring on White Snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum) and Thistle (Cirsium sp.).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 20+
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 75+
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 15+
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 1

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Michael Newlon

Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

9:30 AM - 2 PM. Largest concentration of butterflies along the west edge of E-lot.

  • Cabbage White 97
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1

C Wyluda

Trenton, West State St
Mercer County, NJ

late for this hairstreak and I do not have a photo
on zinnias

  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Sachem 10

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair
Essex County, NJ

11:30-12:30.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 5

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raritan, NJ
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1

Joan Rottkamp

Franklin Lakes yard
Bergen County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Anita & Keith Richmond

Big Brook Park
Monmouth County, NJ

1:20 - 3:00
80 degrees, low humidity, sunny

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 37
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • American Copper 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 25
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 4

Anita & Keith Richmond

Thompson Park
Monmouth County, NJ

9:30 - 12:30
80 degrees, sunny, low humidity

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 23
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 23
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raritan, NJ
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1

John J. Collins

Thunder Mountain Road
Sussex County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Leonard's Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

White Lake Preserve
Warren County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 9
  • Dun Skipper 2

C Wyluda

sidewalk , Pennington
Mercer County, NJ

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Jim Springer

Warren Twp.
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Carol and Michael Newlon

Sandyston
Sussex County, NJ

With Ann Watts, John Collins, Joyce Cloughly, and others. 9:40 AM - 1:30 PM. Cool, windy, more sun than clouds in the morning, warm and windy later. The Leonard's was a real bonus, sitting still in the cool morning. Spicebush had an orange spot in the blue 'comet' on the hindwing - thanks to Joyce C for this one.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Leonard's Skipper 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Alice Koster

River Rd. Park, Stahl Natural Area, Bedminister Twp.
Somerset County, NJ

11:15-1:00. Mild, breezy. As Newlons reported earlier almost all the activity on thistle between silo and large field. Had mated pair of Monarchs. As many as 12 Pearl Crescents on wet sand and another 8 on dung.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 25
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Lodestar Park, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Barb Sendelbach

Sandbar Park
Warren County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White a
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Monarch
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Least Skipper a
  • Peck's Skipper

Michael Newlon

Fairview Farm
Somerset County, NJ

9:30 AM - 12:50 PM. Most butterflies were in the fields uphill from the buildings, but two Swarthies were in the large dry field on the left as you enter. Little in the garden - sedum not yet blooming. Swallowtails and Wood-Nymphs worn and faded, Ladies fresh.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 18
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 66
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

American Lady

Barb Sendelbach

Woodbridge (Backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

Observed in the garden around noon on Buddleia, Brown-eyed Susans and Zinnia. The Hairstreak was seen basking in the late afternoon.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4

C Wyluda

Master Garden, Pole Farm, Mercer Meadows, Hopewell
Mercer County, NJ

Monarchs mating

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1

Monarch

Anita & Keith Richmond

Hillsborough, Backyard Garden
Somerset County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jim Springer

South Branch Preserve
Morris County, NJ

2:00pm-3:30pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 39
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Jim Springer

Schooley's Mountain Park
Morris County, NJ

10:45am-1:45pm, 84 F and mostly sunny

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 65
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 45
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 85
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20
  • Zabulon Skipper 7
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 15
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Swarthy Skipper

Deedee Burnside

18 John Dow Avenue, Waldwick, NJ 07463
Bergen County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Monarch

Marjorie Barrett, Joe Burgiel, Alice Koster

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

Hot, humid, 80's.
9:30am to 11:30am.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Giant Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

NABA -- Joe Burgiel

Bamboo Brook Environmental Education Area
Morris County, NJ

NABA assisted field trip for NJ Conservation Foundation
1 Dusky female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 22
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 19
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 10
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 42
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 6
  • Crossline Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 13

Jim Springer

Assunpink WMA
Monmouth County, NJ

10:45am-3:45pm, 90 F and humid

Moderator's Note: Mike Newlon first found an Ocola Skipper in Somerset County on August 15. He also found one in Morris County on August 19. These two in Monmouth County make four so far this year in northern NJ. As far as I know none have been reported yet this year in southern NJ.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 103
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • Pearl Crescent 125
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 55
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 85
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Sachem 4
  • Dun Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Appalachian Brown

Ocola Skipper

C Wyluda

Trenton downtown W. State St.
Mercer County, NJ

noon
85F warm sunny dry
Pecks rather dull
butterflies on small orange zinnias

  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Michael Newlon

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

9:45 M - ca. 1 PM. Minor overlap with Joe Burgiel and Marge Barrett. Swallowtails on sunflower, thistle, Orange milkweed; most skippers on the hyperabundant knapweed. Second Ocola this week. Fiery seen briefly but well, narrow dark borders with very jagged inner edges, but it left before I could photograph it and I could not relocate.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 29
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 19
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 21
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 6
  • Dun Skipper 3

Ocola Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Tawny-edged Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Ocola Skipper

Monarch

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Monarchs included a mated pair.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Lauri Meyers

Wayne - Packanack Butterfly Garden
Passaic County, NJ

  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Gray Hairstreak

Deedee Burnside

18 Goffle Hill Road, Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Passaic County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Monarch 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Deedee Burnside

18 John Dow Avenue, Waldwick, NJ 07463
Bergen County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Barb Sendelbach

Lafayette
Sussex County, NJ

Observed while doing some mid-afternoon gardening. The Swallowtails, Fritillary and Monarch nectaring mainly on Buddleia. But, also on Ironweed, Joe Pye, Goldenrod and the last of the Bull Thistle. The Sulphur and Cabbage Whites on Purple Loosestrife, Wild Basil and Red Clover. A Spicebush Swallowtail has spent a good amount of time ovipositing on the Spicebush that is above the Ironweed.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Ken Witkowski

Wallkill River NWR - Lower Unionville Road
Sussex County, NJ

Surveying a number of fields near the intersection of Rt 284.
Mostly sunny 85 degrees 1:25 - 2:25pm

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 22
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 13

Ken Witkowski

Wallkill River NWR - Dagmar Dale Trail
Sussex County, NJ

Mostly sunny 80 degrees 10:30 - 11:30am

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1