June 2017 Sightings

Anita & Keith Richmond

Assunpink WMA
Monmouth County, NJ

10:15 - 1:30, Sunny, high 70's
2 fly-by Lady sp.

  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 26
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Michael Newlon

Lord Stirling Park
Somerset County, NJ

8-10:45 AM. Much Rubus blooming but little nectaring.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Zabulon Skipper

Viceroy

Zabulon Skipper

Jim Springer & Jack Miller

White Lake Natural Resource Area
Warren County, NJ

Brief look after long AT hike.

  • Common Ringlet 24
  • Peck's Skipper 10
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3

Michael Newlon

Schooley's Mountain Park
Morris County, NJ

11:30-1:30. Often more clouds than sun. Abundant Rubus and Wild Geranium but few butterflies nectaring; except for the Swallowtails in the parking lot and the Little Wood Satyrs most had to be kicked up out of the vegetation.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 21
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Marcus Gray

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Morris County, NJ

11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 17
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 17
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Hobomok Skipper 10

Least Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Jim Springer & Jack Miller

Appalachian Trail from AMC Mohican Center to Raccoon Ridge (2.5 miles)
Warren County, NJ

8:00am -1:30pm, 74 F, light wind
The number of Common Roadside-Skippers was a real surprise.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • American Copper 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Northern Cloudywing 11
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Indian Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 4
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 7

Common Roadside-Skipper

Indian Skipper

Sleepy Duskywing

Sharon & Wade Wander

Stokes State Forest/High Point State Park
Sussex County, NJ

10:00-1:30, 63-71°, sun and clouds, a bit breezy. Rt. 206 to Rt. 23, including Sunrise Mtn.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 10
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 3

Pepper and Salt Skipper

John J. Collins

Raritan Greenway, Raritan
Somerset County, NJ

The Zabulon was a male.

  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Barb Sendelbach

Lafayette (backyard)
Sussex County, NJ

Most of the activity was on blooming viburnum, fading rhodo's and flag iris. The Little Wood Satyrs appeared to have emerged today.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Tom Bailey

Appalachian Trail from Kaiser Trail int. to Raccoon Ridge
Warren County, NJ

3 hours from 12:30 to 3:30. Very windy.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 6
  • Hobomok Skipper 2
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Mourning Cloak

Common Roadside-Skipper

Wade Wander

Fire tower road from Millbrook Road to Millbrook Fire Tower
Warren County, NJ

9:45 to 12:30. Partly cloudy and breezy. Focus of excursion was Common Roadside Skipper (proposed Threatened in NJ) which was last reported from the grassy bald around the tower in 2015. Several groups of early instar Buck Moth larvae. Tom Halliwell, Jim Springer, and Wade Wander

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Indian Skipper 5
  • Hobomok Skipper 4

Barb Sendelbach

Millbrook Area/Flatbrookville
Warren County, NJ

Cool, overcast with periods of rain.
Despite the awful late spring weather, we did manage to see a few butterflies flying and nectaring.

Several American Lady caterpillars were seen feeding on Pussytoes.

We also flushed numerous day and night flying moths walking along the fields as well as encountering an uncommon in NJ, Powder Moth hiding out in the forest during the rain showers.

  • American Copper 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Powder Moth

American Lady caterpillar

American Copper

Tom Halliwell

Kittatinny Valley SP
Sussex County, NJ

10:30 to 1:00. Mostly overcast with about 45 minutes of sun.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 20
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 14
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 8

Jim Springer

Warren backyard
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Marcus Gray

White Lake Natural Resource Area
Warren County, NJ

Overcast. 2-4 pm.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 17
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper

Common Ringlet

Little Wood-Satyr

Least Skipper

Steven Glynn

Mountainside Park
Morris County, NJ

Late afternoon (4:30-5:15pm) visit

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Hoary Edge 3

Hoary Edge

Steven Glynn

Schooley's Mountain Park
Morris County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 13
  • Least Skipper 9
  • European Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 11
  • Long Dash 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 6

Common Ringlet

Peck's Skipper

Long Dash

Joe Burgiel & Marge Barrett

High Point SP (Sawmill Road)
Sussex County, NJ

Cloudy and cold. Only two butterflies present.

  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 2

Jim Springer

White Lake Natural Resource Area
Warren County, NJ

12:45pm-2:00pm, overcast, 70F
One of the female Hobomok Skippers was a pocahontas form

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 15
  • Common Ringlet 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 4
  • European Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Hobomok Skipper 4

European Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Common Ringlet

Jim Springer

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

1:00pm -2:15pm, 78 F, partly cloudy

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 19
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Marcus Gray & Family

Columbia Trail in Middle Valley
Morris County, NJ

Evening hike after work. 6 - 7:30 pm.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 7
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Marcus Gray

Hepburn Woods, Drew University
Morris County, NJ

Butterflies passively seen while working from an outdoor location.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Long Dash 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Jim Springer

River Road Park, Bedminster Township
Somerset County, NJ

2:30pm - 3:45pm, 84 F, partly cloudy
Hairstreaks were nectaring on Privet. Juniper Hairstreak had brownish ground color.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Southern Cloudywing

Juniper Hairstreak

Marcus Gray

Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

Lunch break hike.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 1

Joe Burgiel

Kittitanny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny & warm. 10:00 AM to noon.
The Hobomok Skipper was of the Pocahontas form.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

C Wyluda

Mountain Lakes Park Princeton perimeter walk white, yellow. red trails)
Mercer County, NJ

sunny, 80s
(zabs- 1 f; 4m)

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 5

NABA - North Jersey Butterfly Club

High Point State Park
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 9
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 2

Pepper and Salt Skipper

John J. Collins

Barlow Field #1, Old Mine Road, Delaware Water GAP NRA
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 16
  • American Copper 4
  • American Lady 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Alice Koster

River Road Park, Bedminster Township
Somerset County, NJ

Sunny, very warm. 9:30-11:00. I only did Stahl Natural Area and 1 adjoining field. One Monarch laying eggs next to parking lot. Mike N. arrived as I was ready to leave.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7
  • Monarch 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 5

John J. Collins

Barlow Field #2, Old Mine Road, Delaware Water Gap NRA
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • European Skipper 3