May 2016 Sightings

Jim Springer

Warren Twp
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Wade Wander

Oxford Twp.
Warren County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 2

Sharon Wander

Sparta Mountain WMA
Morris County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

White Lake Preserve
Warren County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1

Jeffrey Shreiner

High Point SP - Kuser Bog Loop Trail
Sussex County, NJ

  • Spring Azure 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5

Sharon Wander

Whittingham WMA
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1

Jane Hurwitz

Bernardsville along Hardscrabble Road
Somerset County, NJ

Puddling along side road

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2

Marie Longo

Hackensack
Bergen County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 1

Jim Springer

Campgaw Mountain County Reservation
Bergen County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Michael Newlon

Stahl Natural Area
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 16
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Ahmet Baytas

Blue Mountain Lake
Sussex County, NJ

  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Jim Springer

Ramapo Mountain State Forest
Passaic County, NJ

1:30pm - 4:30pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 32
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 5
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10
  • Cobweb Skipper 9

Northern Cloudywing

Cobweb Skipper

Brown Elfin

Sharon & Wade Wander

Swartswood State Park
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Mount Olive Twp.—International Trade Zone
Morris County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red Admiral 1

Joseph Burgiel

White Lake Preserve
Warren County, NJ

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Pearl Crescent 22
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Ringlet 3

Ahmet Baytas

Sunrise Mountain
Sussex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Brown Elfin 1

Alice Koster

Dismal Harmony Natural Area Mendham Twp
Morris County, NJ

  • Harvester 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

10 AM - 12 Noon

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Northern Cloudywing

Jim Springer

Bethlehem Twp. powerline
Hunterdon County, NJ

11:00am-12:30pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8

Spicebush Swallowtail

Juvenal's Duskywing

Ahmet Baytas

Powerline Cut west of Cedar Grove Reservoir
Essex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 25
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Alice Koster

Cross Estate Gardens
Somerset County, NJ

Had 3 male Eastern Tiger Swallowtails and 1 dark form female

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Whittingham WMA
Sussex County, NJ

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Jane Hurwitz

Bernardsville home garden
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Whittingham WMA
Sussex County, NJ

Parking lot only

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Jim Springer

Tower Hill Reserve
Hunterdon County, NJ

12:45pm-2:00pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

  • Common Buckeye 1

Joan Rottkamp

Franklin Lakes
Bergen County, NJ

Saw at least two American Lady butterflies on our driveway gravel.

  • American Lady 2

American Lady

Nerses Kazanjian

Tatum Park, Middletown
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Harvester 4

Jim Springer

Sourland Mountain Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

1:30pm-4:30pm, mostly overcast

Moderator's Note: New county record and new early date for Pepper and Salt Skipper.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Appalachian Azure 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 1

Appalachian Azure

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing