July 2016 Sightings

Sharon & Wade Wander

Mount Rascal Preserve, Independence Twp.
Warren County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Appalachian Brown 7
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Black Dash 6

Sharon & Wade Wander

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Joseph Burgiel

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

Observers: Joe Burgiel & Marjorie Barrett

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 31
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 14
  • Pearl Crescent 16
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4

Barb Sendelbach

Lafayette
Sussex County, NJ

Seen while gardening on and off from early morning to late afternoon.
1 pair of Cabbage Whites Mating while another ovipositing on Brussels Sprout plants. Wild Indigo Duskywing seen flying around the Crown Vetch.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Ann Hoffenberg

D&R Canal Towpath near Blackwells Mill Road
Somerset County, NJ

Between 9 and 10 AM. One Red-Spotted Purple was fresh and the other tattered.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2

Jim Springer

Watchung Reservation
Union County, NJ

1:15pm-4:00pm

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 19
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 22
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 15

Great Spangled Fritillary

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Clouded Sulphur

Joan Rottkamp

Franklin Lakes back yard
Bergen County, NJ

It was a good butterfly day. Along with the listed butterflies we saw a skipper (who didn't stay long enough to be identified)..same thing with an orange butterfly that zoomed around,looking like it was on steroids!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3

Spicebush Swallowtail

Anita & Keith Richmond

Hillsborough, Backyard Garden
Somerset County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Marie Longo

Overpeck Equestrian Center Butterfly Garden-Leonia
Bergen County, NJ

Observations made while maintaining the garden.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 35
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Joseph Burgiel

High Point State Park -- Sawmill Road
Sussex County, NJ

Observers: Joe Burgiel & Marge Barrett

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Mulberry Wing 6
  • Black Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Joseph Burgiel

Stokes SF - Sunrise Mountain
Sussex County, NJ

Observers: Joe Burgiel, Marge Barrett

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Carol and Michael Newlon

White Lake WMA
Warren County, NJ

10 AM - 1 PM. One Tiger Swallowtail was a dark-form female.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Juniper Hairstreak the first of this year's second brood in our yard, after not seeing any of the first brood.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Mulberry Wing 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Jonathan Klizas

Central Park and adjoining fields, Hanover Twp.
Morris County, NJ

Mainly a birding exploration; many butterfly species were probably missed. Northeast of the park are a series of disturbed fields with an abandoned factory. Wild Indigo Duskywing is abundant with 100+ not an exaggeration (although I don't list that many). Two of the E. Tiger Swallowtails are black morph females.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 75
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 30

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Variegated Fritillary

C Wyluda

Trenton, behind State House
Mercer County, NJ

noon

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Joseph Burgiel

South Branch Preserve
Morris County, NJ

Obesrvers: Joe Burgiel, Marge Barrett, Alice Koster

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 68
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 15
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 3

Joseph Burgiel

White Lake Preserve
Warren County, NJ

Observers: Joe Burgiel & Marge Barrett Only 9:30 to 10:15 AM. Day too hot!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

C Wyluda

Hopwell Twp., community pool
Mercer County, NJ

7:30 pm

  • Monarch 1

Barb Sendelbach

Lafayette
Sussex County, NJ

Observed while gardening between 8 am and 11 am. Today's nectar of choice was Wild Basil. Both Wild Indigo Duskywings and Cabbage Whites where nectaring on that this morning.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

First Monarch of the year for our garden.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

White Lake Preserve
Warren County, NJ

Excellent number of Pearl Crescents for this very sparse year.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 22
  • Viceroy 2
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Hardwick Meadows Preserve, Hardwick Twp.
Warren County, NJ

10:45-1:00

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Appalachian Brown 8
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1

Jim Springer

Alexauken Creek WMA and Diamond Creek Farm
Hunterdon County, NJ

1:30pm-4:15pm

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 43
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Alice Koster

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 14
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4

Denise Farrell

NJ Botanical Gardens - fields by parking lot C and meadow by Swan Pond
Passaic County, NJ

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Denise Farrell

DeKorte Park - Butterfly Garden and Lyndhurst Nature Reserve
Bergen County, NJ

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

1 Snowberry Clearwing Moth

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Marie Longo

Overpeck Equestrian Butterfly Garden-Leonia
Bergen County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 22
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Sharon Wander

White Lake Preserve
Warren County, NJ

8:00-12 noon.
Nice to see some swallowtails–really beautiful on the abundant Wild Bergamot–but still waiting for Pipevine. Metalmarks getting worn; Peck's Sk. fresh out. New brood of Meadow Frit coming on strong–others there at the same time claimed to see twice as many as I did.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Northern Metalmark 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Common Ringlet 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Ken Witkowski

Wallkill River NWR - East side of Liberty Loop south to Owens Station along railbed trail
Sussex County, NJ

Mostly sunny and very warm

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 4

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Dun Skipper 1