August 2019 Sightings

Garry Annibal and Lee Gaitskill

Disposal Road, Lyndhurst
Bergen County, NJ

Two observers, warm, 72 to 76 deg. F; mostly sunny, occasional breeze; 9:20 am to 10:25 am.

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Question Mark 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 8

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Garry Annibal and Lee Gaitskill

DeKorte State Park, Lyndhurst
Bergen County, NJ

10:25 am to 11:20 am; warm - 76 to 82 deg. F.; two observers

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Pearl Crescent

Dave DeSarno

Duke Farms
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

'Summer' Spring Azure

Question Mark

Monarch

Cloudless Sulphur

Question Mark

Pearl Crescent

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Zabulon Skipper

David Benvent

Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
Somerset County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Garry Annibal and Lee Gaitskill

Mill Creek Marsh, Secaucus
Hudson County, NJ

Two observers; 12:50 to 2:15 pm; mostly sunny, warm 82 to 87 deg. F.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 29
  • American Snout 10
  • Question Mark 8
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

American Snout

NJ Butterfly Club

Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, Chester,
Morris County, NJ

In coordination with the NJ Conservation Foundation. 20 observers - 9:30 am until 12:30 pm. Partly sunny, warm.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 16
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 56
  • Zabulon Skipper 20
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 14
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

John J. Collins

Crater Lake, Delaware Water Gap NRA
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks - 9 participants. Cloudy with sun only a few times.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

David Benvent

Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

John Beetham

Great Swamp NWR Wildlife Observation Center
Morris County, NJ

9-11 am. Mix of sunny and overcast periods seemed to limit butterfly activity.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 4

Monarch

Appalachian Brown

David Benvent

Home, Morristown
Morris County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3

Michael Newlon

Passaic River Park - River Rd, Chatham Twp
Morris County, NJ

11 AM - 12: 45 PM. Sunny, 88 degrees, humid. One Eastern Tiger a dark-form female.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Michael Newlon

Central Avenue, New Providence
Union County, NJ

1-2:30 PM. Sunny, humid, about 90 degrees. Wheee powerlines cross Central Avenue, between the Passaic River and Springfield Avenue. As the photos show, nearly all butterflies were nectaring on a patch of ( I think) Catnip, right beside the road on the east side.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

American Lady

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Variegated Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

David Benvent

Home, Morristown
Morris County, NJ

  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

David Benvent

Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Michael Newlon

Central Avenue powerline crossing, New Providence
Union County, NJ

9:45-11:30 AM. Su, some breeze, 90 degrees. Unlike yesterday, most nectaring on Purple Loosestrife.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Sachem

Red-spotted Purple

Dun Skipper

Least Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

C Wyluda

West State St, Trenton
Mercer County, NJ

warm, sunny, humid, noon
butterflies on small zinnias
first day I have seen anything in this area

  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Variegated Fritillary

Dave DeSarno

Thompson Park
Monmouth County, NJ

There was a decent amount of fresh butterfly milkweed in the meadow - most activity was nearby.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 8

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

David Benvent

Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Michael Newlon

Glenhurst Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

9:45-11 AM. Sunny and warm at first, soon clouded over, drizzle by 11 curtailed butterfly activity.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Appalachian Brown 13
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 12
  • Least Skipper 9
  • Sachem 1

Appalachian Brown

C Wyluda

West State St.,Trenton
Mercer County, NJ

warm, humid
butterflies on zinnias, except the rsp
was on a building

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Sachem 2

John J. Collins

Sussex Branch Trail
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks, 8 participants. Partly cloudy and warm.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Ben Barkley

Lord Stirling Park
Somerset County, NJ

Incidental trail walk around 1:00 pm.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent c
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Carol & Mike Newlon

Central Avenue Powerline, New Providence
Union County, NJ

10 AM - noon, sun, breeze, ca. 90 degrees. Today much of the action was on the catnip patch. Constant movement made it hard to get accurate counts on Buckeyes, Fierys, and Sachems.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 6
  • Dun Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sleepy Orange

Ocola Skipper

Common Buckeye

Sachem

Tom Halliwell

Kittatinny Valley SP
Sussex County, NJ

10:45 to 3:15. Mostly sunny; 70s.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 13
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 22
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 31
  • Dun Skipper 1

Deborah Bifulco

personal pollinator garden, Andover Township
Sussex County, NJ

Temps in the mid-70's with abundant sunshine and a nice breeze

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Painted Lady

Common Buckeye

American Lady

Carol & Mike Newlon

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

10:30 AM - 2:30 PM. Sunny, breezy, high 70's. Plus 3 dark swallowtail sp, 3 white-form sulphurs.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 13
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 17
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 22
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 24
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Painted Lady

Viceroy

Sulphur sp.

Hackberry Emperor

David Benvent

Great Swamp NWR
Morris County, NJ

  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 3

Mike Newlon & Joyce Cloughly

Central Avenue Powerline, New Providence
Union County, NJ

1–10:30 AM, 1:20-3 PM. Sun and clouds, ca 80 degees, breezy. Too cool for much activity in the morning. Hard to get accurate count on Sachem/Fiery. One white-form sulphur.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4

Eastern Comma

Fiery Skipper

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Sayen Garden Hughes Ave
Mercer County, NJ

12-130pm
nice display of flowers on a pleasant day. Best spot near the water on Nottingham Rd.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Sachem 30
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Fred Weber

Yard. Upper N Shore Rd. Near Culvers Gap.
Sussex County, NJ

Mostly sunny, low 70's. Afternoon on and off looking. Red-handed Hairstreak second ever in yard.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 2