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NJ Butterfly Club

KVSP, Andover Township.
Sussex County, NJ

Field trip in morning from 9:30-11:45 followed by annual club picnic. As many as 23 participants on field trip with a few more attending the picnic. Good food and good company. Congrats to Betty and Henry for making the long trip west.

Very warm and humid under partly cloudy skies.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 48
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 9
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Least Skipper 11

Stephen Buckingham

Kittatinny Valley State Park, Andover
Sussex County, NJ

Here are a few photos from today's NABA NJ annual picnic/butterfly walk.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Stephen Buckingham

Rifle Camp Park, Woodland Park
Passaic County, NJ

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm. low 90s. Hot and breezy.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

Black Swallowtail

Michael Newlon

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

Clouds, intermittant sun, 80 F, strong breeze. Large butterflies mostly on Purple loosestrife and Joe Pye Weed; Liatris blooming, Grass-leafed goldenrod getting started.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Cabbage White

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Giant Resin Bee

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

C Wyluda

County Arboretum, Lebanon and a brief look at Echo Hill (across Rt 31)
Hunterdon County, NJ

no hairstreaks :(
incredible stonecrop blooming this tear and I did finally see a cabbage white and a zab on it.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 17
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 7

Monarch

Broad-winged Skipper

Grant Price

Pequest
Warren County, NJ

2 Dark Tigers

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 25+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Spicebush Swallowtail

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Buckeye

C Wyluda

Baldpate Mtn (Ted Stiles Preserve) Hopewell Twp., white and red trails
Mercer County, NJ

extremely hot humid afternoon. found what might be an Appalachian Azure caterpillar (?) on the underside of a cohosh leaf but it was as small as you would imagine. one female zab. Joe pye weed, monarda, hibiscus, sweet pepper bush, asters, thistle, golden rod, Queen Anne's lace blooming, esp in the garden adjacent to the "event" building.

  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 19
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 35
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 9

Hackberry Emperor

Cabbage White

Small caterpillar on Black Cohosh

Small caterpillar on Black Cohsoh

Dave DeSarno

Eastmont Orchards
Monmouth County, NJ

3:10-3:40 90's and sunny - Quick walk through the sunflower field. Lots of pollinators out. Likely large numbers of sachems in this field.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Sachem 4

Sharon & Wade Wander

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

Very warm and humid under partly cloudy skies.

Observations made through most of the day. Highest one day yard total this year. Second brood of Zabulons emerged on Aug. 5. Very fresh Red-banded Hairstreak was the first we have seen here since May. In addition to the 22 species identified we saw an anglewing or a lady zip by.

We could not resist including two photos of Royal Walnut Moth that appeared at our moth lights on Aug. 3. First sighting for yard.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Royal Walnut Moth

Royal Walnut Moth

Joyce Cloughly

Thompson Park, Monroe Township
Middlesex County, NJ

1:30 - 4:00. Mostly sunny, in the nineties. A total of fifteen Harvesters seen! Nine were observed at a single location, frolicking and pairing off around a Beech tree whose twigs were particularly loaded with Woolly Aphids, and one of those began laying eggs on the twigs near the aphids. All in all, an amazing sight!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 26
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Harvester 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 3

Woolly Aphids on Beech

Woolly Aphids on Beech

Harvester Laying Eggs Among Woolly Aphids

Harvester Laying Eggs Among Woolly Aphids

Chao Fang

Lawrenceville
Mercer County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Tim Vogel

Tourne County Park , Boonton Township
Morris County, NJ

Sparrow Fields/ Riverside
2 pm - 3:10pm
90 degrees, 40% cloud cover with storms threatening later
Minimal breeze
Very birdy
Butterfly diversity good but numbers low, dragonfly numbers low

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

John J. Collins

White Lake Natural Resource Area
Warren County, NJ

Leaderless Walks - 12 participants
Sunny, warm in 80's

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 16
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 13
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Ken Witkowski

Wallkill River NWR - Timberdoodle Trail
Sussex County, NJ

Surveying managed fields north of Kelly rd. Much Wild Bergamot in bloom. Mostly sunny, warm and humid.
10:30 - 11:30

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 2

Joyce Cloughly

Monroe Township
Middlesex County, NJ

Finally had a few butterflies around my house.

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Jeanine Apgar

Horseshoe Bend Park, Kingwood Township
Hunterdon County, NJ

Extremely hot day.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Gray Comma 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Jim Springer

Blairstown, Kaiser Trail to Raccoon Ridge and areas around the top of the
Warren County, NJ

Clear, 78°F-86*F, 10:00am-2:00pm
White Snakeroot a potential nectar source just coming intol bloom. A modest patch may be found just south of the Raccoon Ridge peak along the Appalachian Trail. Minimal interest by pollinators so far,

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Sharon & Wade Wander

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

Observations for the 2nd and 3rd.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Yards Creek Generating Station, Blairstown Twp.
Warren County, NJ

9:30-12:20, 73-83 and full sun

The purpose of this visit was to search for Common Roadside Skipper, which is anything but common. We have found this species here for many consecutive years until this year. We usually search for the first brood in mid-May. But we were late this year and may have missed it. There is a little known, and perhaps not annual, second brood in late July and early August ( I have a slide photo from this site taken in early August). Did not find it on this visit but we did find a very fresh Swarthy Skipper and 4 very worn and ragged Edwards' Hairstreaks (new late date by 1 day). Only 2 Orange Sulphurs in an area that in the recent past has supported large numbersas well as lesser numbers of Cabbage Whites and Clouded Sulphurs. Our 3 hr. total of 21 species and 138 individuals is well below recent totals. So many 1s and 2s!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 35
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 24
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 31
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Common Ringlet

Swarthy Skipper

Edwards' Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

T Jawidzik

Jamesburg Park Conservation Area and my back yard at Helmetta Rd. Monroe Twp.
Middlesex County, NJ

Partly cloudy, 90 degrees, 12pm to 5pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Harvester 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Peck's Skipper

Harvester

Zabulon Skipper

Stephen Buckingham

Sparta Mountain WMA
Sussex County, NJ

12:15 pm to 3:45 pm, mid-80s degrees and partly cloudy with light breeze. Walked the powerline ROW for a few miles and back, and through woods. Many acres of blooming wild Bergamot, Joe Pye, Goldenrod, but butterfly numbers pretty low. Highlight was a Clamp-tipped Emerald dragonfly that landed in front of me.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 18
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Broad-winged Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Monarch

Clamp-tipped Emerald

Northern Pearly-eye

Viceroy

Stephen Buckingham

Holland Mountain Rd, Hardyston powerline ROW south (downhill) to wet area
Sussex County, NJ

11:15 to 11:45, low 80s and sunny. Lots of wild Bergamot in bloom, as well as Goldenrod

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 17
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Maria Loukeris

Canal Rd. (Bucky Lane side)
Sussex County, NJ

partly cloudy, hot and humid, 10:15-10:45

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 1

Northern Pearly-eye

Hackberry Emperor

Michael Newlon

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

9:20-11 AM, sun and high cloud, 72-80 F. Most butterflies on Purple Loosestrife and Liatris; Grass-leafed goldenrod just starting to bloom. And one recently-deceased Monarch in the clutches of a mantis.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Zabulon Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Joyce Cloughly

Assunpink Wildlife Management Area, from the boat launch to the dam along The Big Dive road
Monmouth County, NJ

11AM - 4 PM. Went from partly sunny to overcast. In the eighties. I "discovered" a vast field of some 100 acres consisting entirely of Cosmos and Partridge Peas (plus some corn, sorghum and oats from plantings of years gone by). A truly amazing sight. To find this field, turn right upon exiting the boat launch parking area and make a quick right onto an unnamed gravel road identified as The Big Dive on Google Maps. In two-tenths of a mile park at a pullover on the left and walk past the metal gates. Continue walking to the bend to view the entire field of flowers.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 16
  • Orange Sulphur 20
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Partridge Pea

Field

Grant Price

Blue Mountain Lakes
Sussex County, NJ

Not a lot of butterflies, lots of Dragonflies.

A first visit, we likely did not know where to look.

Trout jumping at Dragonflies was fun to watch.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2

Grant Price

Pequest
Warren County, NJ

We got there fairly late, only had enough time for a quick spin through one field. Not a lot of time for photos.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 100+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 25+
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Chao Fang

Princeton
Mercer County, NJ

One black form Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2

Greg Prelich and Jeanine Apgar

Crosswicks Creek Access
Monmouth County, NJ

A great day and plenty of butterflies to keep us busy. A dark morph Tiger Swallowtail was new for us.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 14
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 21
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 40
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 17
  • Dun Skipper 1

American Copper

Zabulon Skipper

Little Glassywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Sharon & Wade Wander

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

Frequent observations throughout the day. Generally sunny and warm but overcast by 4:00.
The pristine Gray Hairstreak was the 50th species for our property this year. The pressure is now off of us and squarely on Jack Miller in Cape May. Good luck, Jack.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Tom Halliwell

Kay Environmental Center
Morris County, NJ

11:00 to 1:15. Sun & clouds; temps ca. 80°.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 100+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 11
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 11
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 17
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Marjorie Barrett

High Point State Park
Sussex County, NJ

Monument Area & Saw Mill Road

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Mulberry Wing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Grant Price

Kittatinny State Park
Sussex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 100+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Question Mark 4
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 1

Appalachian Brown

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Question Mark

Question Mark

Spicebush Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Question Mark

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Maria Loukeris

My Glenwood yard
Sussex County, NJ

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1

T Jawidzik

My backyard at Helmetta Rd. Monroe Twp.
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Harvester 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Zabulon Skipper

David L. Amadio

White Lake Preserve
Warren County, NJ

Obs. made between 4:15 & 5:20 p.m.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 25
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Junction Rd. turn arounds
Sussex County, NJ

Brief checks in and around parking turn around areas.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Giant Swallowtail

David L. Amadio

KVSP
Sussex County, NJ

Obs. made from 1:10-2:40, 89 partly sunny & NW wind 8-10. One dark female E.Tiger here. Only explored from the Goodale rd access.

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 53
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

David L. Amadio

Whittingham WMA
Sussex County, NJ

Explored from the parking area on Fredon-Springdale rd. Obs. from 11:15 to 12:30, 80-82 & sunny. Wide paths have been recently mowed around and thru the fields.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 19
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 7
  • American Snout 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

David L. Amadio

Pequest WMA
Warren County, NJ

Obs. made from 8-10:30 with 70-83 & mostly sunny. Explored several fields from the large parking area off of Pequest Rd. Three of the E.Tigers were dark females.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 43
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

C Wyluda

Pole farm, Hopewell Twp
Mercer County, NJ

butterflies mostly on New York iron weed; some senna (partridge pea?) blooming by the Cold Soil Rd. entrance but no sleepy oranges apparent. Streams dry but a few odd mud seeps hosting the etbs. A little overnight rain 2 days last week helped the foliage. 1 dark morph Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Monarch

Keith Richmond

Fellowship Village, Bernards Township
Somerset County, NJ

2:30-3:15. Short survey of the property to help a resident here with the International Monarch Monitoring Blitz which is occurring this week.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 11
  • Sachem 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Primarily Old Mine Road from just north of the Milford bridge south to the Flatbrook Wildlife Management Area
Sussex County, NJ

10:20-2:00
76-80 and mostly sunny

Most of the fields along Old mine Road on Federal and State land were planted in soybean and corn. Only a few fields had Wild Bergamot. Despite the recent rains which left some puddles and damp soil there was very little action on the roads. Our FOY Variegated Fritillary in Sussex County, and our second buckeye.

This might be our first lengthy butterfly expedition in July that did not turn up any grass skippers. Pathetic.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 20
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 21
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 4
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Ringlet 5
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 17
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

NABA Field Trip -- Chris Herz

Horseshoe Bend Park, Frenchtown
Hunterdon County, NJ

16 participants. 76 degrees at start at 9 am but cloudy and some rain even. Road closure forced us to delay accessing the Farm road. Explored the pollinator meadow, the large field with monarda fistulosa, and after lunch went on the Farm road as it was open. Also one early instar Monarch cat. Early afternoon–one participant explored the orange trail and had a brief sighting of a Gray comma by the stream. Zabulon skippers were fresh.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 22
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 14
  • Cabbage White 22
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 22
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Gray Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 7
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 6

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Pearl Crescent

American Lady

John J. Collins

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

Leaderless Walks - 9 participants.
Hot and humid in the high 80's

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 3
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 10
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Dun Skipper 4

Maria Loukeris

My Glenwood yard
Sussex County, NJ

Really zoomed in on Juniper Hairstreak to see wearing of green. Should I assume it's the same visitor? Quite a sight to see all 5 Eastern Tiger Swallowtails at once on butterfly bush. Duskywing ID uncertain.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Juniper Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

Horace's Duskywing

Sharon & Wade Wander

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

Observations for the 26th and 27th. Buckeye is the 49th species for the yard this year.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Copper 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Pequest WMA
Warren County, NJ

10:30-12:15, sunny, 80º. Fields along Pequest Road. Disappointingly, several excellent pollinator fields were converted to corn this year. Only 2 of the 105 Tigers were dark.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 105
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 65
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • American Snout 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Ringlet 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Greg Prelich

Crosswicks Creek Greenway
Monmouth County, NJ

A nice late afternoon hour or so of butterflying in this meadow.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 22
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper 6

Broad-winged Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper