August 2016 Sightings

Jim Springer

South Branch Preserve
Morris County, NJ

2:00pm-3:30pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 39
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Marjorie Barrett, Joe Burgiel, Alice Koster

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

Hot, humid, 80's.
9:30am to 11:30am.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Giant Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Deedee Burnside

18 John Dow Avenue, Waldwick, NJ 07463
Bergen County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Monarch

Anita & Keith Richmond

Hillsborough, Backyard Garden
Somerset County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jim Springer

Schooley's Mountain Park
Morris County, NJ

10:45am-1:45pm, 84 F and mostly sunny

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 65
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 45
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 85
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20
  • Zabulon Skipper 7
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 15
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Swarthy Skipper

C Wyluda

Master Garden, Pole Farm, Mercer Meadows, Hopewell
Mercer County, NJ

Monarchs mating

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1

Monarch

Barb Sendelbach

Woodbridge (Backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

Observed in the garden around noon on Buddleia, Brown-eyed Susans and Zinnia. The Hairstreak was seen basking in the late afternoon.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4

Michael Newlon

Fairview Farm
Somerset County, NJ

9:30 AM - 12:50 PM. Most butterflies were in the fields uphill from the buildings, but two Swarthies were in the large dry field on the left as you enter. Little in the garden - sedum not yet blooming. Swallowtails and Wood-Nymphs worn and faded, Ladies fresh.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 18
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 66
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

American Lady

Barb Sendelbach

Sandbar Park
Warren County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White a
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Monarch
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Least Skipper a
  • Peck's Skipper

Sharon & Wade Wander

Lodestar Park, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Alice Koster

River Rd. Park, Stahl Natural Area, Bedminister Twp.
Somerset County, NJ

11:15-1:00. Mild, breezy. As Newlons reported earlier almost all the activity on thistle between silo and large field. Had mated pair of Monarchs. As many as 12 Pearl Crescents on wet sand and another 8 on dung.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 25
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Carol and Michael Newlon

Sandyston
Sussex County, NJ

With Ann Watts, John Collins, Joyce Cloughly, and others. 9:40 AM - 1:30 PM. Cool, windy, more sun than clouds in the morning, warm and windy later. The Leonard's was a real bonus, sitting still in the cool morning. Spicebush had an orange spot in the blue 'comet' on the hindwing - thanks to Joyce C for this one.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Leonard's Skipper 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

John J. Collins

Thunder Mountain Road
Sussex County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Leonard's Skipper 1

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raritan, NJ
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

White Lake Preserve
Warren County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 9
  • Dun Skipper 2

Jim Springer

Warren Twp.
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

C Wyluda

sidewalk , Pennington
Mercer County, NJ

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Anita & Keith Richmond

Thompson Park
Monmouth County, NJ

9:30 - 12:30
80 degrees, sunny, low humidity

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 23
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 23
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raritan, NJ
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1

Anita & Keith Richmond

Big Brook Park
Monmouth County, NJ

1:20 - 3:00
80 degrees, low humidity, sunny

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 37
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • American Copper 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 25
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 4

Joan Rottkamp

Franklin Lakes yard
Bergen County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

C Wyluda

Trenton, West State St
Mercer County, NJ

late for this hairstreak and I do not have a photo
on zinnias

  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Sachem 10

Ken Witkowski

Wallkill River NWR - Dagmar Dale Trail
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny warm day - 10:15 - 11:30 am - one mile walk on south loop of trail

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 13

C Wyluda

home- Pennington, pool
Mercer County, NJ

7 pm

  • Monarch 1

Wade Wander and Jack Miller

Walpack Bend Farm and Blue Mtn. Lakes within the Delaware River National Recreation Area, Walpack Twp., Sussex County
Sussex County, NJ

Observations made on a warm, sunny, calm morning between 9:30 and 11:00. Counts of ETB and Am. Copper are low.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • American Copper 40
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 30
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 13
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Common Ringlet 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 10
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1

Jim Springer

Delaware Water Gap NRA, Montague Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

1:00pm-1:45pm, 83F

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Leonard's Skipper 1

Leonard's Skipper

Common Ringlet

Sharon & Wade Wander

Blairstown Twp.
Warren County, NJ

Sunny, about 80. 12:30-1:30. Preview of the NABA field trip coming up on Saturday! Four Leonard's Sk. is encouraging.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • American Lady 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Leonard's Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 20
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Finally got our Ocola.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Jim Springer

High Point SP
Sussex County, NJ

11:00am-12:15pm, 80F

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Leonard's Skipper 2

Leonard's Skipper

Tom Halliwell & George Nixon

River Bend Farm, Flatbrookville, Delaware Water Gap NRA
Sussex County, NJ

Aphrodite very fresh. Nectaring on White Snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum) and Thistle (Cirsium sp.).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 20+
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 75+
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 15+
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 1

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary