July 2017 Sightings

Jim Springer

Warren backyard
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Carol Newlon

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

Today was cool (low 70s) and mostly cloudy. I walked trails between 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM. There was lots of menarda and some knapweed and black-eyed susans in bloom. I saw both the Wanders and Alice Koster, so our counts may overlap.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 16
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7
  • Monarch 20
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Jack McKee

McKee Gardens, Howell Twp.
Monmouth County, NJ

Partly sunny, low 70's. 1300 to 1315.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 7

Alice Koster

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

11:45-2:15. Some overlap with the Wanders and Carol Newlon

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 9

Sharon & Wade Wander

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

10:15-12:00 Mostly cloudy, 66-70°.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 23
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Monarch 18
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3

C Wyluda

D&R Greenway HQ, Princeton
Mercer County, NJ

3p.m., warm 80F, sunny, incidental butterflies, monarda in bloom

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1

Jim Springer

Cranbury Brook Preserve, Cranbury Twp.
Middlesex County, NJ

1:30pm-2:30pm, cloudy, 82F

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Tawny-edged Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Deborah Bifulco

Yard - Andover Township
Sussex County, NJ

Two Giant swallowtails, either courting or sparring, and one female Tiger S/T and one male Monarch

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Giant Swallowtails

Giant Swallowtails

Barb Sendelbach

Woodbridge Park
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

White Lake Natural Area, Hardwick Twp.
Warren County, NJ

Overcast and unseasonably cool. Found Canadian Burnett (uncommon) growing in north meadow near lake edge.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 19
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 27
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Barb Sendelbach

Woodbridge backyard
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Garry Annibal

Sandy Hook (Gateway National Recreation Area). Monmouth County, NJ
Monmouth County, NJ

Two observers, 8:30 AM until 2:00 PM. Overcast and breezy most of the day.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 34
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 12

Jim Springer

Utility ROW between Scotts Corner Road and Broadway Road, Cranbury Twp.
Middlesex County, NJ

11:30am-12:30pm, cloudy, 80F

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Jack McKee

Derrick Farm, Howell
Monmouth County, NJ

Mostly cloudy, humid. 1115 to 1320

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White a
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Monarch 13
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 12
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Jim Springer

Plainsboro Preserve, Cranbury Twp
Middlesex County, NJ

10:30-11:30am, cloudy, 78F

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Michael Newlon

206 Emerson Lane, Berkeley Heights
Union County, NJ

First Peck's in a while.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Fred Weber

My yard near Culver Lake, Frankford Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

2 Pipevine Swallowtails laying eggs on Pipevine as high as 30' up in the trees. 15-20 Pipevine caterpillars. 2 Monarchs laying eggs on Orange & Common Milkweed. The Black Dash was worn & faded.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Black Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 7

Tom Halliwell

Blue Mountain Lake area
Sussex County, NJ

A group of ca. 10 folks on a leaderless walk. 9:30 to 12:30. Partly cloudy, upper 70s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 8
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 12
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 7
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 10

Alice Koster

River Rd Park, Bedminster Twp Stahl Natural Area
Somerset County, NJ

10:10-12:15. 82 deg, sunny. Most of the action between the parking lot and silo. Found 4 Monarch eggs.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 8
  • Monarch 9
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Alice Koster

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

12:30-1:00. Only looked at gardens while eating lunch

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 2

Jack McKee

McKee Garden, Howell
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Cabbage White c
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 6
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Whittingham WMA, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Water dog training area—9:50-10:50. Parly to mostly cloudy, 75 degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 60
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 14
  • Monarch 17
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander garden, Fredon. Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 3

Sharon & Wade Wander

Whittingham WMA, driveway to hunter education building
Sussex County, NJ

11:00-11:40. Partly sunny, 75 degrees.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Michael Newlon

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

2 - 3:15 PM. Fields near the boat-launch area, fields and woods near the white barn. 79 degrees, humid, sun and clouds. Swallowtails on Monarda. All grass-skippers on the same small patch of Knapweed just uphill from the barn. Silver-spotted skipper very worn and faded.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2

Spicebush Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Red Admiral

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair
Essex County, NJ

1:30-3:30. Mostly cloudy. mid-70s. Mills Reservation and the adjacent Iris Gardens.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 18
  • Sachem 3

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Partly sunny, cool, and breezy AM; mostly sunny, breezy PM, mid-70s. A high count of Juniper Hairstreaks for our yard: 2 heavily worn, 2 medium, 1 very fresh.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Juniper Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 3

Sharon & Wade Wander

White Lake Natural Resource Area
Sussex County, NJ

10:00-11:45. Cool, breezy, mostly cloudy to mostly sunny, 66-70F.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1

Jim Springer

Assunpink WMA
Monmouth County, NJ

10:00am-3:30pm, 72-82F, clear

  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 20
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 15
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 34
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 16
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 24
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 27
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 31
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 17

Common Sootywing

Horace's Duskywing

Zabulon Skipper

C Wyluda

Hopewell Twp., home
Mercer County, NJ

5:20 pm on milkweed

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2