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Ben Barkley

Lord Stirling Park
Somerset County, NJ

A quick early afternoon visit to Woodpecker Swamp to check on water levels and grass skippers. Mulberry Wings are out and about and a couple of Black Dashes. I previously have only seen individual Striped Hairstreaks, so having three at once was quite exciting (cell phone photo)! A few other sightings from the front gardens of the building. One unided duskywing that was too fast.

  • Striped Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 15
  • Little Wood-Satyr 10
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Mulberry Wing 8
  • Black Dash 2

Striped Hairstreak

C Wyluda

Hopewell Twp, home
Mercer County, NJ

milkweed finally reached acceptable ripeness

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Tracy Valerio

Rockaway Borough
Morris County, NJ

Silver spotted skipper

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Marianne Ofenloch

Stokes SF, Sandyston & Montague Twps
Sussex County, NJ

From Grau Rd to Crigger Rd north to border with Deckertown Tpke, checked twice between 1400 & 1830 hrs

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Little Glassywing 2

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Banded Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Hoffman Park, Hampton, NJ
Hunterdon County, NJ

530-630pm
quick late visit. Did not cover many trails or ponds. Surprised to get hairstreaks and did not see much blooming milkweed

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Appalachian Brown 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Least Skipper 2

Appalachian Brown

Gray Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Musconetcong Gorge Nature Preserve, Dennis Rd Bloomsbury
Hunterdon County, NJ

330-500pm
Scout Trail to the Gorge and view of falls…only bflies were arriving and leaving

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Red Admiral

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Teetertown Ravine Nature Preserve, Lebanon
Hunterdon County, NJ

115-245pm
lots of black cohosh on blue trail with Azure not feeding but scoping out mid leaves and top nodules. Very cooperative pics.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1?
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 10
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 10
  • Dun Skipper 1

Painted Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Point Mountain Reservation
Hunterdon County, NJ

9-11am
3 mile loop trail with the first .5 miles strenous. wood frogs

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

Wood Frog

Marianne Ofenloch

CR 565 near Winding Brook Farm, Frankford Twp
Sussex County, NJ

Several sulfur sp. also present

  • Cabbage White
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Michael Newlon

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

Sunny, about 86F. Narrow-leafed Mountain-mint in bloom, attracting most of the skippers.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Little Glassywing 4
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Mulberry Wing 2
  • Black Dash 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Delaware Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Little Glassywing

Mulberry Wing

Black Dash

Sharon & Wade Wander

Fields flanking Righter Road in Randolph Township. We discovered a small population of the Endangered Arogos Skipper here some years ago. These fields are owned by the MCMUA and are posted no trespassing.These fields
Morris County, NJ

American Coppers everywhere. Most were nectaring at Yarrow of all plants, but some were on Spotted Knapweed and Daisy Fleabane. The few Orange Milkweeds in bloom were covered with coppers (see photo). No Arogos Skippers and no Coral Hairstreaks. 11:00-12:45, hot and sunny.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 575
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 175
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Northern Broken-Dash 67
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Delaware Skipper 7
  • Dun Skipper 4

American Copper

Barb Sendelbach

Backyard - Lafayette
Sussex County, NJ

Overcast with some on and off sun. There still hasn't been any activity with fruit, bait, nectar, puddles/mud (and now I have added scat)

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Keith Richmond & Ann Watts

Greenway Meadows, Princeton
Mercer County, NJ

9:30-12:00, Cloudy, low 80’s, very humid.
Extensive nectar sources but apparently nobody told the butterflies. Bergmot and orange milkweed in full bloom. Common milkweed well past peak. Dogbane (with evidence of much deer browse) just past peak. A bit of mountain mint and knapweed here and there.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Fred Pfeifer

Great Piece Meadows
Essex County, NJ

Cloudy. Mostly ended up being a find the carex day. Only Cabbage whites flying. Everything else was kicked up in the grass. I've been looking for 3 years here for Dion, Mulberry Wing and Black Dash skippers. Finally some success. I need a carex primer. Great Piece Meadows is over 7,000 acres with a lot of interesting habitat.
[mdoerator]: Dion Skipper is new county record for our database.

  • Cabbage White 16
  • Viceroy 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Dion Skipper 2

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Sharon & Wade Wander

We are not specifying the location of this site due to the extreme rarity of the Northern Metalmark in NJ
Warren County, NJ

This is a different site from the one we reported from yesterday. We rescued the Walnut Sphinx (moths rule) from the grasp of a wasp. To show its gratitude it crawled up my pants. I watched the Delaware Skipper lay an egg on a leaf of an unidentified grass.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Northern Metalmark 7
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Metalmark

Walnut Sphinx Moth

Northern Metalmark

Delaware Skipper Egg

Barb Sendelbach

Road side and private property Fenwick/Armstrong/CR 565 Augusta
Sussex County, NJ

We have been checking this area for the past few seasons. Unfortunately, the town recently mowed. The fields have a variety of clover, composites and some milkweed which was past its prime now.

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Common Wood-Nymph
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Little Glassywing

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

field along Old Mine Road .4 miles from Jager and historic house
Sussex County, NJ

no balt checkerspots yet at Jager. sat in car for 20 min thunderstorm. all Am Coppers fresh. Tawny emp and North Pearly eyed at Historic house site

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 30
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Sunrise Mountain Pavilion
Sussex County, NJ

blooming highbush blueberries….many Edwards fighting.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Hoary Edge 2
  • Least Skipper 3

Edwards' Hairstreak

Hoary Edge

Edwards' Hairstreak

Mourning Cloak

Black Swallowtail

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Paulinskill Trail and field across from Double S Smokehouse
Sussex County, NJ

hot and humid. Very worn Balt Checkerspot but fresh hairstreak. sootywing seen by c wyluda

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 25
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Little Glassywing 2

Baltimore Checkerspot

Least Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Sharon & Wade Wander

We are not specifying the location of this site due to the extreme rarity of the Northern Metalmark in NJ
Warren County, NJ

We recorded 51 metalmarks at this site but others conducting a more rigorous survey at the same time recorded more than 100! Many of the metalmarks were seen in the shade and not nectaring.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Northern Metalmark 51
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Hoary Edge 2

Northern Metalmark

Northern Metalmark

Northern Metalmark

Northern Pearly-eye

Himmelmnn's Plume Moth

Barb Sendelbach

Backyard - Lafayette
Sussex County, NJ

I took a 45 minute stroll around the garden leading up to 12 noon. I had a fresh pair of Pearl Crescents in the composite area. Early this morning I spotted 2 mature Silver-spotted Caterpillars on the porch Wisteria and at least dozen or so tiny little folds between the Black Locust and the Hog Peanut. They have been very busy.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 2

Silver-spitted Skipper caterpillar

Clouded Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Adrian Smith

Teetertown/Crystal Springs Preserves, Lebanon Township
Hunterdon County, NJ

2-4PM 85° Walk of fields at Teetertown and a short stop at Crystal Springs around the car park. A surprising amount of Milkweed at both locations. A few skippers unidentified but generally not many about. Broad Winged at Crystal Springs

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Ben Barkley--NABA Great Swamp Count at Lord Stirling Park

Lord Stirling Park
Somerset County, NJ

9:30 am to 3:45 pm. About 5-6 miles of trails covered. Hot and sunny throughout the day. A very interesting day with noticeable absences, but some high counts and a new species for the park for me (Hackberry Emperor). Appalachian Browns were throughout the wetter areas park, but most dense around Woodpecker Swamp. No Mulberry Wing yet. 26 species total and 348 individuals. One flyby dark swallowtail. Poor cell phone photo of the Hackberry Emperor that highlighted the day .

  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 23
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Appalachian Brown 62
  • Little Wood-Satyr 69
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20
  • Horace's Duskywing 11
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 32
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 13
  • Little Glassywing 46
  • Black Dash 4
  • Dun Skipper 8

Hackberry Emperor

Stephen Buckingham

Mountainside Park, Pequannock
Morris County, NJ

Orange milkweed in bloom.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White x
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5

Clouded Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Monarch

Marianne Ofenloch

Montague
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1

Hackberry Emperor

Dave DeSarno

Big Brook Park
Monmouth County, NJ

5:30-7:20 pm sun and clouds. Lots of Dogbane and Common Milkweed in bloom. Tons of pollinators including bees, flies, and wasps filled the field.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Pearl Crescent

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Broken-Dash

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

C Wyluda & M. Lee

Stonybrook Millstone Watershed, Hopewell Twp.
Mercer County, NJ

2:30-3:30 very warm, plantings around the Nature Center (closed) and an adjacent field. Orange milkweed in full bloom; dog bane starting, fields dry except for gray water drainage areas.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 11
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 12

Ken Witkowski

Wallkill River NWR- Dagmar Dale Trail
Sussex County, NJ

Mostly sunny and warm
82 degrees with a light breeze

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Delaware Skipper 8

Sharon & Wade Wander

home property in Fredon Twp. and small roadside patch of Common Milkweed and Canada Thistle
Sussex County, NJ

The small patches of flowers are next to a fen just down the road from our house. Most years the road crew has mowed the thistle patch by now.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Mulberry Wing 4
  • Black Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 3

Sharon & Wade Wander

The Natural Lands Trust Bear Creek Preserve
Warren County, NJ

Large preserve but with very limited access.

11:00-12:30 sunny, warm, and humid

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Black Dash 2

Northern Pearly-eye

Ben Barkley

Sunrise Mountain
Sussex County, NJ

My first time here and it was awesome! Edward's Hairstreaks were found on the path leading up the the pavilion and the southwestern corner of the pavilion in the oaks. 5 is an exact count.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 5
  • Hoary Edge 1

Edwards' Hairstreak

Hoary Edge

Ben Barkley

Rte 206 Field across from Double S Smokehouse
Sussex County, NJ

late morning to early afternoon visit. Hot and sunny. The Milkweed patch along the dirt road had the most Banded Hairstreaks I have personally seen. 15 is an exact count. Seems like another good flight of Baltimore Checkerspot. It was difficult to get an accurate count, because they were so active (dogfighting each other). 8 is conservative as I think it could have been as high as 10. Several unided sulphurs and a dark swallowtail.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 15
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 8
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 4
  • Mulberry Wing 1

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Mulberry Wing

Banded Hairstreak

Michael Newlon

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

2-3:30 PM, about 90 F. Sun at first, clouds by 3:30.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 14
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Black Dash 4

Jack McKee & Jim Springer

Allaire State Park
Monmouth County, NJ

11:15am-1:30pm, mostly sunny, 84°F

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 5

Barb Sendelbach

Backyard - Lafayette
Sussex County, NJ

I walked the entire property from west to east even crossing over the property line for a bit to look around the neighbors open driveway going up ridge. Still only a single Great Spangled Fritillary visiting the milkweed. The variety and numbers are still much lower than usual for late June/early July. Two Cabbage Whites were observed ovipositing of what is left of the various Mustard/Cress which is being devoured by various moth caterpillars. There has been a Little Wood Satyr eruption over the past few days. It seems too early for a second brood here. Delayed hatch perhaps? The number includes one that I found deceased down at the road.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 17
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Great Spangled Fritillary

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Deerpath Park, Flemington
Hunterdon County, NJ

dry and needs water here…lupines gone, mostly dogbane but not peaking

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 20

Peck's Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Hunterdon Arboreteum and Echo Hill Camp, Lebanon, NJ
Hunterdon County, NJ

88-90f and humid. Dry in most parts.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 28

Silver-spotted Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Chris & Paula Williams

Block Road, Walpack Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Walked 1/2 of Block Road towards Buttermilk Falls, Drove about 1/2 mile North of Tilman Rd.
Had two female Baltimore Checkerspot laying eggs on Turtle Head.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 14
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Appalachian Brown 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 6
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Black Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 4

Banded Hairstreak

Tawny Emperor

Black Dash

Baltimore Checkerspot

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sharon & Wade Wander

White Lake County Park, Hardwick Twp.
Warren County, NJ

2:05-3:30, sunny, humid, 84-87º.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 17
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Tawny Emperor

Sharon & Wade Wander

Frankford Township
Sussex County, NJ

10:15-11:30, cloudy, muggy, 83º. We have not indicated the precise location of these sightings because 2 of the species are rare and are susceptible to collectors.

The Banded Hairstreaks were nectaring at small clumps of C. Milkweed very near Black Walnuts with no oaks in sight, so they may be using the walnut as a host plant.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 3
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 15
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Monarch caterpillar

Bronze Copper

Banded Hairstreak

Jim Springer

Appalachian Trail Lands, Vernon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

12:00pm-3:30pm, sunny then clouding up and some sprinkles, 82°F

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Eyed Brown 8
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 18
  • Common Wood-Nymph 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 15
  • Northern Broken-Dash 5
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Black Dash 2

Northern Pearly-eye

Eyed Brown

Michael Newlon

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

Sunny, humid, 80-90 F. Butterflies (except satyrs) mostly on milkweed, but milkweed very sparse. Some Appalachian Browns and Little Glassywings getting worn. Ticks abundant.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Appalachian Brown 24
  • Little Wood-Satyr 13
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Black Dash 6

Delaware Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Little Glassywing

Pearl Crescent

Black Dash

Black Dash

Appalachian Brown

Black Dash

Appalachian Brown

Black Dash

Sharon & Wade Wander

Stokes SF and High Point SP
Sussex County, NJ

Late morning and early afternoon excursion mostly stopping at roadside patches of Indian Hemp and Common Milkweed. Nothing in the clearing around the Sunrise Mtn. shelter—meaning no Edwards' and no Coral hairstreaks!

25 species on the day including other incidental observations.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 16
  • Hoary Edge 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 4
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Black Dash 1

Hoary Edge

Tom Halliwell

Kittatinny Valley SP
Sussex County, NJ

11:00 to 11:45 and 12:30 to 3:00. Mostly sunny; upper 80s to ca. 90°. Most Metalmarks looked very fresh; I found none on my last visit.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Northern Metalmark 10
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Joe Burgiel & Marge Barrett

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

10:30AM-Noon; Sunny; High 70s; Light breeze.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 13
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Keith Richmond

Fox Chase Pond, Hillsborough Twp.
Somerset County, NJ

9:30-10:30, Upper 70’s, sunny
This is a mostly stagnant, man made pond in a development about a mile from my house. Not a great butterfly area but usually good for a dozen or so species. Milkweed has entered Phase 2, fully open for outdoor dining, however butterflies still sheltering in place. No grass skippers observed - not sure if that is because of low butterfly numbers this year or because all the vegetation where I mostly see them has been recently cut to the ground by the township.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

C Wyluda

Mountain Lakes Park, Princeton
Mercer County, NJ

very late- 5:30-7:30 stroll… menacing thunder over the ridge, but sunny , warm and dry throughout. Milkweed blooming but mostly being used by bees. Monarda in the parking lot.
Not sure if the App Brown is the same on from about 2 weeks ago- it now has a chunk taken out of one wing.

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

Steve Glynn & Jim Springer

Ramapo Mountain State Forest
Passaic County, NJ

9:00am-1:40pm, mostly sunny, 79°F
photos from Steve Glynn

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Coral Hairstreak 5
  • Banded Hairstreak 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 24
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 36
  • Hoary Edge 42
  • Southern Cloudywing 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 37
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 25
  • Little Glassywing 45
  • Delaware Skipper 8
  • Dun Skipper 1

Tawny-edged Skipper

Southern Cloudywing

Delaware Skipper

Crossline Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Sharon & Wade Wander

home property in Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

FOY yard monarch.

Most years going back to early 90s we could find 20 species in our yard in early July.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 2

Sharon & Wade Wander

Private property about 1/4 mile from our house in Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

2:40-4:00 mostly sunny and around 80
Both Coral Hairstreaks were avidly taking nectaring at Indian Hemp (Apocynum cannabinum).
Lots of Indian Hemp and Common Milkweed in good bloom but overall few butterflies. Great Spangled Fritillaries, Monarchs, sulphurs, and hairstreaks especially poor.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Coral Hairstreak 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 19
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 13
  • Little Glassywing 28

Coral Hairstreak

Garry Annibal

Denville, NJ
Morris County, NJ

One observer, 2:30 to 3:30 PM, partly cloudy, warm.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • European Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 2

C Wyluda

Hopewell Twp, yard close to home
Mercer County, NJ

swamp milk weed blooming but no butterflies in my yard, BTW

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Steven Glynn

122 Rt. 206 Field in Augusta
Sussex County, NJ

Late afternoon check of this field across from Double S Smoke House. A few years ago it was jumping with Baltimore Checkerspots and today gave me a singleton, but mint fresh.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 6

Baltimore Checkerspot

Steven Glynn

Old Mine and Jager Road Field
Sussex County, NJ

Walked the field and the Bronze Copper was a happy surprise.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • American Copper 4
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 10
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Bronze Copper

American Copper

Steven Glynn

White Lake Rec Area
Warren County, NJ

Overcast and spitting for most of my 12:15-12:50 visit

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 8
  • Delaware Skipper 3

Banded Hairstreak

Steven Glynn

The Great Swamp NWR
Morris County, NJ

Brief mid-morning visit and worked some of the wetter areas along Long Hill Road.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Appalachian Brown 14
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Little Glassywing 14
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Black Dash 8

Steven Glynn

Sourland Mountain Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

Early morning stop. Walked the pipeline area, but was dismayed that the gas company is working in the area and has placed heavy matting over a major portion of the lower area for vehicle driving upon. This matting covers the wet seep area that so many things come into for water and minerals.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 22
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 29