Recent sightings

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Jim Springer

Ramapo Mountain SF
Passaic County, NJ

2:00pm-4:30pm, Partly cloudy, 77°F
Cobweb Skippers were fresh (1 male and 1 female), one was nectaring on bush honeysuckle

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 35
  • American Lady 3
  • Dreamy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Cobweb Skipper 2

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Sharon & Wade Wander

Millbrook gap to Poxono boat launch, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area.
Warren County, NJ

The elfin was photographed at the gravel pulloff for the trail to the Millbrook Gap fire tower where Millbrook Road crosses The Appalachian Trail.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3

Brown Elfin

Sharon & Wade Wander

home garden in Fredon Township
Sussex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Michael Newlon

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

1-3 PM. 70-75 F, high cloud, breezy. Powerline cut from River Rd Park west to Bridge Ave. Blues and Crescents nectaring on Common cinquefoil, about all there was. One Monarch or Viceroy, too far and too fast for an ID.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 5

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Linda Milkes

Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center
Warren County, NJ

Saw 2 Pearl Crescents.

  • Pearl Crescent 2

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Michael Newlon

Wagner Farm, Mountain Avenue, Warren Twp
Somerset County, NJ

Brief stop

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 4

Michael Newlon

Morecraft Farm Preserve, Ferguson Rd, Warren Twp
Somerset County, NJ

11:45 AM - 12:25 PM. One Duskywing sp.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3

Michael Newlon

Chimney Rock Hawkwatch
Somerset County, NJ

9:20-11:30 AM, 65-70 F, sunny.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Chris Williams

Yard Somerset
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper

Joe Burgiel & Marjorie Barrett

Caddoo Road
Sussex County, NJ

Mid-Day

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Sharon & Wade Wander

River Bend Farm & Rosekrans site, DWGNRA
Sussex County, NJ

10:30-12:30, sunny, mid to upper 60s. Despite the fairly early date, the Peck's Skipper was in a sad state, missing half a wing. It was nectaring on Mouse-ear Hawkweed. Disappointing not to find Pine Elfin or Juniper Hairstreak at River Bend.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 33
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 48
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper

Joe Burgiel & Marjorie Barrett

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

Late aftermoon

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • American Lady 2

Joyce Cloughly

Flatbrook WMA. In fields along Ennis Road where it intersect with Bevans Road.
Sussex County, NJ

3:30-4:15. High 60s, mostly sunny.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Meadow Fritillary

Joyce Cloughly

Stokes State Forest, unnamed dirt road off Struble Road near 4-H camp
Sussex County, NJ

2:15-3:15. High 60s. Sunny, becoming increasingly cloudy.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Joyce Cloughly

Stokes State Forest, Shotwell Road
Sussex County, NJ

1:30 - 2:00. Sunny, upper 60s. Spot below middle of FW costal margin of Duskywing appeared much reduced, but it seemed larger than a Wild Indigo (though I might be wrong!) Was not able to view underwing.
[moderator: Duskywing looks to be a Wild Indigo. Note also the dark fingers at the distal end of the forewings.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Garret Mountain Reservation, Woodland Park
Passaic County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Tom Halliwell, Mike Newlon, & Keith Richmond

Sourland Mountain Park, Hillsborough Twp.
Somerset County, NJ

9:40-1:00, Sunny and calm, Upper 60's
1 Duskywing sp.
All photos by Mike Newlon

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Appalachian Azure 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 19
  • Pearl Crescent 27
  • American Lady 3
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Dreamy Duskywing

Appalachian Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Horace's Duskywing

Pearl Crescent

Fred Weber

Holland Mtn. Rd. Powerline cut. Stockholm.
Sussex County, NJ

Hundreds of Zizia plants (Golden Alexander) west side. Large dark butterfly flew up from it. Probably a Black Swallowtail.
ETBs nectaring on Wild Strawberry.
Low 60s, windy, bright sunlight 90% of the time.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Jack McKee

Allaire St. Park.
Monmouth County, NJ

1215 to 1430. Mostly sunny, 60's. Parked in the lot by the Driving Range on Atlantic Ave. Walked the paths and trails East of there through fields. wet, open woods, and a few Swampy areas.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Pearl Crescent 2

Michael Newlon

Glenhurst Preserve and Wagner Farm
Somerset County, NJ

8:45 AM-12:15 PM. 52-58 F, breeze from the NW. Too cool for butterflies until around 11. Genhurst trails very muddy, bring rubber boots. Not a lot of nectar; Crescents on buttercup and dandelion, Whites on Garlic mustard and Wintercress. Two Whites found each other, went into a dogfight, spiraled upward until lost to sight even in binoculars.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Pearl Crescent

North Jerseiy Butterfly Club

Julian Capik Nature Preserve, Sayreville
Middlesex County, NJ

Second part of NABA-NJ field trip, 1:15pm-2:45pm,filtered sun to start then thick clouds and sprinkle, 64˚F–>57˚F, Photos from Mike Newlon.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

American Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

North Jersey Butterfly Club

Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

Seven observers, 9:30 AM to around noon. Started cool but warmed up some later but not really enough for good butterfly activity. American Coppers were much in evidence but we searched for Henry's Elfin without success. But a message arrived about Humpback whales off the beach, so we went to E-lot and there they were! So we spent a hour or so appreciating these larger creatures. Photos from Mike Newlon.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • American Copper 24
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Humpback Whale

American Copper

Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale

Red-banded Hairstreak

Chris Williams

Yard
Somerset County, NJ

  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Mike Lee, Steve Buckingham, Fred Pfeifer

Garret Mountain Reservation, Woodland Park
Passaic County, NJ

At Crows Nest parking area

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Joe Burgiel & Marge Barrett

Fredon - Private Property
Sussex County, NJ

Large open field. Mid-afternoon.
The Black Swallowtail was gloriously fresh. It may well have been on it's first flight.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 14
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1

John J. Collins

Fiddler's Creek Preserve
Mercer County, NJ

Sunny, temps in the 60's

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2

David Moskowitz

Frost Woods Park, East Brunswick, NJ
Middlesex County, NJ

FOY for me - no photo, got close and off it flew

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Dave DeSarno

Sandy Hook - Fisherman's Beach Trails
Monmouth County, NJ

I've seen a Henry's Elfin only once before right near this spot. There may have been 2 but I never saw both together and it was in close proximity. Tons of coppers around! Beautiful view of a Red Admiral and the first time I've had a nice shot of the dorsal side. 2 other individuals that could have been Painted or American Ladies. Sunny and warm from about 3:25-5:00.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Copper 34
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Joyce Cloughly

Thompson Park, in field below dog run.
Middlesex County, NJ

2:30-3:30. Sunny, mid 60s. Many of the Pearl Crescents were nectaring on Common Cinquefoil. One of the Question Marks was feeding on sap oozing from a damaged willow tree branch. The sap was also attracting flies and what appeared to be a Yellowjacket. The Question Mark fended off interlopers by vigorously flicking its wings.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 2

Tim Vogel

Stephens Road to Bearfort firetower, West Milford
Passaic County, NJ

11am-1pm
Cool but cloudless
Permit required for watershed

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8

Sharon & Wade Wander

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve, Frelinghuysen Twp.
Warren County, NJ

3:30- 4:15, sunny, low 60s.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1

Juniper Hairstreak

Jack McKee

Fields adjacent to bike path by Water Authority in Wall Twp.
Monmouth County, NJ

1330 to 1445; Sunny, breezy, temperature in the 60's. Some plants starting to bloom. Saw a Duskywing Sp. fly into one of the dry fields. Could not get close enough to it to determine species. Finally, some butterflies are starting to appear in this area.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2

Michael Newlon

Central Avenue Powerline, New Providence
Union County, NJ

Brief stop.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Michael Newlon

Great Swamp NWR, Overlook area
Morris County, NJ

9 AM - 12:30 PM. Sun but cool and windy, too cool for butterflies until around noon. One anglewing sp, a rapid fly-by.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Joyce Cloughly

Fields around Wildlife Conservation Center, Assunpink WMA
Monmouth County, NJ

4:00-5:15. Sunny, low 80s.

  • Cabbage White 22
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 18
  • Pearl Crescent 15

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Tom Halliwell & Mike Tracy

Kittatinny Valley SP
Sussex County, NJ

1:30 to 2:30. Partly sunny; 70s. Pipevine was puddling in parking lot at Twin Lakes off Goodale Road. Photo by Mike Tracy.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 17
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Pipevine Swallowtail

Jane Hurwitz, Lee Gaitskill and Garry Annibal

Sandy Hook NRA
Monmouth County, NJ

9:30 AM until 1:30 PM. Cloudy breezy and cool to warm and sunny.
Fisherman's Beach Rd, Parking Lots D, E and K
Photos courtesy Jane Hurwitz

  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 54
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 23
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1

American Copper

Henry's Elfin