May 2016 Sightings

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home Garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Jane Hurwitz

Near Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville
Somerset County, NJ

Puddling after rain during the night

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 25
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Ken Witkowski

Wallkill River NWR - Dagmar Dale Trail
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny - getting hot and humid early temperature in the 80s

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Falcate Orangetip 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Little Wood-Satyr 28
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Anita & Keith Richmond

Baldpate Mtn. - Ted Stiles Preserve
Mercer County, NJ

8:30 - 12:00, Sunny and hot

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 17
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Nerses Kazanjian

Tatum Park, Middletown
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Harvester 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Veterans Park, Stillwater Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2

Michael Newlon

Mountainside Park
Morris County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Cobweb Skipper 1
  • Indian Skipper 5
  • Dusted Skipper 2

Dusted Skipper

Indian Skipper

Cobweb Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Christopher Kratzer

Kingwood
Hunterdon County, NJ

One of the Tiger Swallowtails had just emerged. I included a photograph of a hairstreak caterpillar I found under the bark of a Pin Oak, though I was unable to definitively identify it.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Hobomok Skipper 4

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Little Wood-Satyr

Hobomok Skipper

???

Zabulon Skipper

Marjorie Barrett

High Point State Park
Sussex County, NJ

with Joe Burgiel and Alice Koster.
AT Parking area.
Tower Mustard in fields along path.
Females laying eggs.

  • Falcate Orangetip 6

Falcate Orangetip

Joan Rottkamp

Franklin Lakes
Bergen County, NJ

This Monarch floated around our flower garden all afternoon! It was great to see one so early…hopefully they're numbers will increase this year!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Monarch

Monarch

C Wyluda

Ploe Farm, Mercer Meadows, Blackwell Rd Entrance
Mercer County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 12
  • Monarch 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

Joan Rottkamp

Franklin Lakes
Bergen County, NJ

Probably the same Monarch we saw yesterday!

  • Cabbage White
  • Monarch

C Wyluda

Pole Farm, Mercer Meadows, Maidenhead Trail Entrance
Mercer County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2

Joan Rottkamp

Franklin Lakes
Bergen County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2

Jim Springer

Warren Twp.
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 12

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home Garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Alice Koster

Dismal Harmony Natural Area Mendham Twp
Morris County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Harvester 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

Anita & Keith Richmond

Duke Farms
Somerset County, NJ

10:15 - 1:00, mostly sunny and hot
2 unidentified Anglewings

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 38
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Nerses Kazanjian

Tatum Park, Middletown
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Northern Cloudywing 1