Recent sightings

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Sharon & Wade Wander

Hampton Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

In the morning just before the rain we went to check if the second brood of Bronze Coppers are out. Spoiler alert: we did not see any but the third brood should be out soon.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Eastern Comma

Red-spotted Purple

Jack McKee

Dorbrook Park Natural Area on N. side of Rt. 537.
Monmouth County, NJ

1400 to 1520. Sunny, low humidity, slight breeze.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Monarch 18

Sharon & Wade Wander

home garden and pollinator meadow, Fredon Township
Sussex County, NJ

These random observations are from July 30 and 31. The very fresh Red-banded Hairstreak was species number 41 in our yard this year (below average for the end of July) and was photographed nectaring at a Common Arrowhead in one of our ponds. We cannot remember ever seeing a butterfly taking nectar from this wetland plant.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

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Marge Barrett & Joe Burgiel

Whitingham WMA--The two North-West Parking Lots
Sussex County, NJ

Mid-Morning

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Joyce Cloughly

Flemington Hyundai dealership. Grassy verge between lots of cars and a conservation easement.
Hunterdon County, NJ

9:00-3:00, while waiting for car service to be completed. Mostly sunny and breezy, pleasant temperatures. Nearby conservation easement undoubtedly helped with numbers. Least Skippers nectaring on clover in mowed lawn.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 5

Marge Barrett & Joe Burgiel

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

11:30 to 12:45

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

NABA-NJ field trip - 19 participants

Horseshoe Bend Park,, Kingwood Twp.
Hunterdon County, NJ

73 degrees to start, but warmed up to 82. Damp gravel road attracted Gray comma, Hackberry emperor, and duskywings. Gray comma landed on a couple in the group, and liked a backpack especially. Undercounted duskywings as many too quick to id.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 80+
  • Clouded Sulphur 19
  • Orange Sulphur 32
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 30
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Gray Comma 7
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Monarch 52
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 39
  • Horace's Duskywing 10
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 13
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 35
  • Peck's Skipper 32
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 8
  • Sachem 5

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Hackberry Emperor

Gray Comma

Stephen Buckingham

Horseshoe Bend Park, Kingwood Twp.
Hunterdon County, NJ

Photos taken at July 30 NABA-NJ field trip. See NABA-NJ report for details of butterfly sightings and counts.

Gray Comma

Red-banded Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Comred-mon Checkered-Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Little Glassywing

Least Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Swarthy Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Gray Comma

Stephen Buckingham

Norvin Green State Forest
Passaic County, NJ

11am to 3 pm. Hiked from Otter Hole parking lot to Wyanokie High Point and back. Mostly sunny, low 80s.

  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Michael Newlon

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

1:15-2:30 PM. Sunny, breezy, 85 F. Monarda in full bloom. Two white-form Sulphur sp. Watched a Pearl Crescent repeated chase a Monarch off an Echinacea flower. The Thick-headed flies are likely in the genus Physocephala; they are parasitoids of wasps and bees.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 21
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5

Sulphur sp.

Giant Swallowtail,

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

monarch

Spicebush Swallowtail

Thick[headed Flies

Clouded Sulphur

Chris Herz & Jim Springer

Horseshoe Bend Park, Kingwood Twp.
Hunterdon County, NJ

Scouting trip for 7/30 field trip.
Tawny-edged Skipper with purple sheen was mint.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 80+
  • Clouded Sulphur 17
  • Orange Sulphur 21
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 26
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Gray Comma 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 50
  • Duskywing sp. 19
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 30
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 19
  • Peck's Skipper 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Sachem 2

Tawny-edged Skipper

Chris Williams

Yard
Somerset County, NJ

An amazing day in Paula's Yard.
Had Pipevine Swallowtail Laying eggs on our Pipevine
Red-spotted Purple laying eggs also.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Sachem 3

Gray Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Pipevine Swallowtail

American Snout

Tom Halliwell

Kittatinny Valley SP
Sussex County, NJ

12:15 to 1:30. Sunny; temp. c. 80°. Just part of the area along the Andover Trail near the airport.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Frank Sencher

Holland Twp. Yard
Hunterdon County, NJ

  • Tawny Emperor 1

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Sharon & Wade Wander

two stone parking lots along perimeter of Whittingham Wildlfe Management Area, Fredon Township.
Sussex County, NJ

About 45 minutes of observation in 2 parking lots and adjacent fields. These parking lots are most active immediately after rains.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 35
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Dark Moon Preserve, CR 519 in Green Twp. on border with Frelinghuysen Twp., Warren Co.nghuysen
Sussex County, NJ

Lots of Wild Bergamot, and some teasel, thistle, and Wild Basil in bloom but not much action and no grass skippers in more than 1 hr. of observation.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 32
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Black Swallowtail

Fred Pfeifer

Garret Mountain
Passaic County, NJ

Wednesday walk
Snoutswere north of the stone tower on Hackberries

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1

John J. Collins

Blue Mountain Lakes area, Delaware Water Gap NRA
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks - 8 participants. Temps in 70's, sunny.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 4

Mary Jo Sichak

Allendale, NJ
Bergen County, NJ

Dark form, female

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Maria Loukeris

Canal Rd. (between Prices Switch Rd. and Bucky Lane) and area by parking lot
Sussex County, NJ

quick drive through around 4:00, sunny, high 89 degrees

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Mary Jo Sichak

Wanaque NJ
Passaic County, NJ

This is the first time I had a viceroy in my garden.

  • Viceroy 1

Viceroy

Tom Halliwell

Schooley's Mountain County Park
Morris County, NJ

12:45 to 2:45. Sunny; temps in mid-upper 80s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 23
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 26
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Michael Newlon

Passaic River Park - River Rd, Chatham Twp
Morris County, NJ

Just the area around the parking lot. One Peck's Skipper in the clutches of a mantis.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1

Mantis and Peck;s Skipper

Michael Newlon

Central Avenue Powerline, New Providence
Union County, NJ

10:15-11:40 AM. Sunny, 85 F. Last year's construction caused a loss of nectar sources here, some Purple loosetrife and Mountain-mint, a few Swamp milkweed and Dogbane remain.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Horace's Duskywing

Michael Newlon

Wagner Farm, Community Garden and surroundings
Somerset County, NJ

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM. Hot and sunny.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Michael Newlon

Glenhurst Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

1):15 - 11:40 AM. Sunny, humid, 80-95 F. Trails unmowed, mosquitos abundant. Mountain-mint, a little Swamp millkweed, Purple loosestrife blooming. All photos on Swamp milkweed.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Monarch caterpillar

Oleander Aphids

Zabulon Skipper

Dave DeSarno

Home Garden, Tinton Falls
Monmouth County, NJ

2 question marks landed right on the front window screen. This is the first time I had the opportunity to get a definitive ID on this species in the yard.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Question Mark 2

Question Mark

Marge Barrett & Joe Burgiel

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

45 minutes - Mid-morning

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 19
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Fiddler's Creek Trails, Hopewell Twp.
Mercer County, NJ

teasel blooming in the lot- know that this is not native but the swallowtails like it
12:20- 2:20
4 legged female ETB

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Horace's Duskywing

Least Skipper

Red Admiral

Tawny-edged Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Peck's Skipper

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden and meadow, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Cloudy AM, sunny, hot and very humid PM. A Broad-winged Skipper appears every year at about this time, and almost always in the same spot on the same Buddleia. Can’t muster more than 2 of anything except Cabbage White.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Michael Newlon

Great Swamp NWR, White Bridge Rd
Morris County, NJ

Brief stop on a cloudy day.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Peggy Seme

My Greenhouse 15 Thomas Rd, Port Murray
Warren County, NJ

I was in the greenhouse picking veggies and in the rear near my Tomatoes, Peppers, and Cubes. Appeared to be sleeping.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

easter

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Chris Williams

Duke Farms
Somerset County, NJ

70's, Cloudy, Grasses were wet,

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 5

Red-banded Hairstreak

Sleepy Orange

Peck's Skipper

Sharon & Wade Wander and Edmond Brumfield

Horseshoe Bend Park, Kingwood Twp.
Hunterdon County, NJ

Our territory for the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve count. Lots of Wild Bergamot and Narrow-leaved Mountainmint. East side was disappointing as the dirt road was mainly dry and the power line corridor had been scalped.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 97
  • Clouded Sulphur 15
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • American Copper 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 17
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • Question Mark 2
  • Gray Comma 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 64
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 28
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 49
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 7
  • Sachem 1

Stephen Buckingham

Mountainside Park, Pequannock
Morris County, NJ

2:15-4:00 pm. Sunny low 80s. Walked the pipeline right-of-way and woods trails on both sides of ROW. Only significant nectar source at present is spotted knapweed. Almost stepped on Black Racer sunning on pipeline trail.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2

Common Wood-Nymph

Appalachian Brown

Crossline Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Red-spotted Purple

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Spicebush Swallowtail

Maria Loukeris

Glenwood yard
Sussex County, NJ

checked garden, butterfly bush throughout late morning Sunny, hot

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Sachem

Sachem

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Pole Farm, aka Mercer Meadows, Hopewell Tsp
Mercer County, NJ

12:47-2:15pm

  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Stoneybrook Millstone Watershed, Hopewell Twp
Mercer County, NJ

3-410 pm
butterfly house not included

  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 8
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Jonathan Klizas

White Lake Natural Resource Area
Warren County, NJ

11:30-1:00, sunny, low 80s F. Crowded with people. The first Giant Swallowtail had a notch taken out of the left forewing; the second didn't.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Least Skipper 1

Great Spangled Fritillary

Viceroy

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Marge Barrett & Joe Burgiel

Riverbend Farm
Sussex County, NJ

11:30 AM to 12:45 PM; Sunny; Hot; Humid
Both Pearly-eyes were on the entrance road.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 3

Marge Barrett & Joe Burgiel

Dark MoonPreserve
Sussex County, NJ

Mid Afternoon; Hot; Humid; Calm

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 25

Peggy Seme

15 Thomas Rd, Port Murray
Warren County, NJ

Looking at my pollinator garden

  • Monarch 11

Monarch

Monarch

Dave DeSarno

Horseshoe Bend Park
Hunterdon County, NJ

12:40-3:40 hot and sunny. I likely have to miss the upcoming field trip so I really wanted to check out this site! Mountain mint and wild bergamot seem to be at peak. I walked around most fields near the south entrance and mainly searched where mint was most prevalent. Juniper hairstreak was a first for me. This list is also my high species count. Some other small duskywings - likely wild indigo. I checked the paved and gravel lots and some dirt trails for the commas but no luck.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Monarch 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Juniper Hairstreak

Question Mark

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Sulpjur sp.

NJ Conservation Foundation

Bamboo Brook Park
Morris County, NJ

Led by North NJ Butterfly Club

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 36
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 12
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Monarch 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 32
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

C Wyluda

Master Gardens
Mercer County, NJ

not tended during COVID and now only tidied a bit. had pipe vine caterpillars here during the official count but none evident.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 5

Joyce Cloughly

Kittatinny Valley State Park. Fields around the headquarters building. Also parts of Raccoon and Glacial trails.
Sussex County, NJ

3:15-5:30. Mostly sunny, low 80s. Never before been to the excellent butterflying fields on the northeast loop of Glacial Trail near where a power line crosses Lake Aeroflex. Lots of activity there. Nectaring plants in bloom included Monarda, Mountain Mint, Knapweed and Liatris. Also three dark Swallowtail flybys.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Great Spangled Fritillary

Liatris

Ken Witkowski

Wallkill River NWR - Dagmar Dale trail north loop
Sussex County, NJ

Sun and clouds - comfortably warm and breezy. 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Observations while working in the fields.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Joyce Cloughly

Great swamp Wildlife Observation Center. Fields around parking lot.
Morris County, NJ

3:45-4:15. Hazy sun. Lots of nectaring plants in bloom including Swamp Milkweed, Dogbane, Clover, Purple Loosestrife, Mimulus and Sneezewee, among others. Also one Duskywing sp.

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 4

Joyce Cloughly

The Farm (garden center), Green Village
Morris County, NJ

2:00-2:45. Hazy sun. Butterflies seen while shopping for perennials. Skippers were favoring marigolds and zinnias for nectaring.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 1

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Sachem

Sachem

Little Glassywing

Northern Broken-Dash

Little Glassywing

John J. Collins

Pole Farm (Cold Soil Road area)
Mercer County, NJ

Temps in 80's, lower humidity. Sunny.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Michael Newlon

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

10:30 AM - 1 PM. Sun and clouds, 75-83 F. Monarda in full bloom, best in field on left just beyond gate. Knapweed, Joe-Pye Weed getting started. Several Clouded Sulphurs were real runts. White-form Sulphur sp. 1, Fritillary sp. 2, Duskywing sp. 1. Not a single Grass-skipper. Crushed half a dozen Spotted Lanternfly nymphs; all on mugwort so of two minds about it.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sharon & Wade Wander

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

10:30-12:00, sun and clouds. Goodale Road fields, not including campground side. Wild Bergamot in peak bloom. Three of the Tigers were dark.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 31
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 18
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Chris Williams

Pole Farm
Mercer County, NJ

Fred Pfeifer, Paula and Chris. 2hrs

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur I8
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Stephen Buckingham

Garret Mountain Reservation, Woodland Park
Passaic County, NJ

4:15-5:20 pm. Hazy, low 80s. First time I saw a Wood Nymph in this park.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Delaware Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Stephen Buckingham

Richard W. Dekorte Park, Lyndhurst
Bergen County, NJ

2:40-3:20 pm. Hazy with some sun. Low 80s. Despite the wonderful job the Meadowlands Commission has done planting native pollinator gardens throughout the main grounds, not many butterflies have been present this year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Red Admiral

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden and meadow, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Sun and clouds , low 80s. First Giant of the second brood, after a nearly undetectable first brood here. The swallowtails do love Bottlebrush Buckeye!

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Mulberry Wing 1
  • Dun Skipper 3

Juniper Hairstreak

Giant Swallowtail

T Jawidzik

Helmetta Bogs
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Harvester 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Appalachian Brown 8
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Harvester

Sharon & Wade Wander

home garden and pollinator meadow, Fredon Township
Sussex County, NJ

Random observations throughout the day. This is the first year we have seen both broods of ringlet in our garden. Checking in at about 1 inch, the Mydas Fly is one of our largest species of Diptera. It looks like a wasp so looks frightening at first glance but is harmless to humans but not to beetles as it parasitizes grubs.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 6
  • Mulberry Wing 2
  • Dun Skipper 3

Common Ringlet

Mydas Fly

John J. Collins

White Lake Natural Resource Area
Warren County, NJ

Leaderless Walks - 5 participants. Temps in low 80's, very humid and overcast.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 13
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 28
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

John J. Collins

Riverbend Farm, Flatbrookville
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks - 8 participants. Temps in the 80's and very humid and overcast due to smoke in atmosphere from fires in the west.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Question Mark 2
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Crossline Skipper 7
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4

American Copper

Little Wood-Satyr

Pearl Crescent

Clymene Moth

Celery Looper