June 2021 Sightings

Barb Sendelbach

Various areas along Old Mine Road (north end) to Flatbrookville
Sussex County, NJ

We stopped and got out of the car briefly to check the stream at the bend in the road before Van Etten Road where we saw one large Azure on the damp soil on the side of the road on the bridge. It was a difficult butterfly to photograph in difficult location on a blind curve. I managed to get a few photos in the road and one hanging over the guardrail when it landed for a few seconds to bask in the sunlight. I did not see Black Cohosh on the side of the road from either side of the bridge. However, I didn't look with binoculars or walk the edge of the road in either direction to look. Moths and insects were plentiful feeding and nectaring after the heavy rains. We also made 3 rescue stops on our ride. A Garter Snake, Wood Turtle and a Box Turtle were safely transported to the other side of the road.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • American Copper
  • Appalachian Azure
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Little Wood-Satyr A
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Juvenal's Duskywing
  • Zabulon Skipper
  • Hobomok Skipper

Large Lace-border

Yellow-washed Metarranthis

Appalachian Azure

Azure sp.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sharon & Wade Wander

White Lake Natural Area, Hardwick Township
Warren County, NJ

10:45-11:50
Cool (low 60s) and overcast at the start with no action. Butterfly activity picked up late in our visit. The Wide-leaved Ladies Tresses orchid is very rare, and the pitcher plants (very local in north Jersey wetlands) appear to be spreading.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 27
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Peck's Skipper 12
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Wide-leaved Ladies' Tresses

Pitcher Plants

Peck's Skipper

Common Ringlet

Tom Bailey

Voorhees State Park
Hunterdon County, NJ

10:45 to 4 pm. Filtered sun, low 70's. I entered the 8 azures I saw as Summer Azures. The two that landed were fresh. All seemed fairly large. Not sure if there is Black Cohosh in the area. If so, possibly Appalachian Azures? Photo of one included. Also photos of a N. Cloudywing, two different S. Cloudywings, , a duskywing sp., Great Spangled Frit, Pepper and Salt Skipper & Hobomok Skipper.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 10
  • Appalachian Azure 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 27
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Hobomok Skipper 16
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 2

Hobomok Skipper

Appalachian Azure

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Southern Cloudywing

Horace's Duskywing

Southern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Joe Burgiel & Marjorie Barrett

Private Back Yard, Fredon
Sussex County, NJ

Outdoor picnic w/ friends, about 4:30 PM

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

home garden in Fredon Township
Sussex County, NJ

Scattered observations in the afternoon while gardening.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

C Wyluda

Stoneybrook Millstone Watershed Hopewell
Mercer County, NJ

late in the day and cloudy; not much in bloom yet except clover, multiflora rose and some honeysuckle; commas fighting and not cooperative for a picture

  • Eastern Comma 2

Jane Hurwitz

Cross Estate Garden, Bernardsville
Somerset County, NJ

From 11 - 12. Overcast and humid.
American Lady caterpillars on pussytoes.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Joyce Cloughly

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pompey Road and Old Mine Road (dirt road).
Sussex County, NJ

2:45-4:00. Overcast, low 70s. The Red-spotted Purple, diminutive and deceased, was the only butterfly I could get a picture of. Many millipedes on the march.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

millipede

Red-spotted Purple

Marjorie Barrett

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

11;00 to 11:30

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Mountainside Park
Morris County, NJ

Walked the pipeline cut for about 2 hours, mid-morning time.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 17
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr Common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Hoary Edge 5
  • Northern Cloudywing 8
  • Dreamy Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 11
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Indian Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Hobomok Skipper 22
  • Dusted Skipper 4

Dusted Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Hoary Edge

Indian Skipper

Steven Glynn

Sourland Mountain Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 5
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr Common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Appalachian Brown

Hackberry Emperor

Great Spangled Fritillary

Michael Newlon

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

1) AM - 1:30 PM. High cloud, some sun, 70-75 F. Snipe flies abundant, also ticks. And half a dozen unidentified grass-skippres.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Monarch

Golden-backed Snipe-Fly

Peck's Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

nicole catherine

High Mountain Reserve Park
Passaic County, NJ

Saw this guy just off the trail, it was raining quite hard that afternoon.

  • Oak Hairstreak 1

Oak Hairstreak

Sharon & Wade Wander

Teetertown Ravine Preserve, Lebanon Twp.
Hunterdon County, NJ

1:00-1:15. Quick drive-through on our way home. Most fields badly invaded by Mugwort.

  • Monarch 1

Jack McKee

Home grounds, Howell Twp.
Monmouth County, NJ

Black Swallowtail FOY. Noonish, bright, sunny, and HOT! Saw flying around yard.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

Joyce Cloughly

Assunpink Wildlife Management Area, Mitchell Road.
Monmouth County, NJ

2:30-4:45. Sunny, low 90s. Also two Anglewings.

  • Cabbage White 16
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Monarch

Joyce Cloughly

Assunpink Wildlife Management Area, Wildlife Conservation Center
Monmouth County, NJ

5:00-5:45. Sunny, breezy, upper 80s. All butterflies , except the Azures, were actively nectaring on clover.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3

Great Spangled Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Sharon & Wade Wander

Paulinskill WMA, Hampton Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

3:30-4:00, sunny, 90 degrees.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

C Wyluda

Assunpink- 3 miles from Lake Assunpink boat dock and return; 9-11 am
Monmouth County, NJ

hot and sunny; all butterflies fresh; zabs fighting and maybe uubdercounted

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 10

Sharon & Wade Wander and Jack Miller

Voorhees State Park
Hunterdon County, NJ

10:00-12:15, sunny, 70s. Walked the power line. Hoped for Pepper and Salt Skipper but no luck. Not many geraniums in flower.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 9
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 38
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Northern Cloudywing 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 11
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Jack Miller

Schooley's Mountain County Park
Morris County, NJ

8:30- 10:00 on a warm sunny morning.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 16
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Hobomok Skipper 4

Hobomok Skipper

Michael Newlon

Central Avenue Powerline, New Providence
Union County, NJ

10:45 AM - noon, sunny, 90 degrees. Abundant Rubus blooming but nothing seems to use it. Peck's on a small patch of Canada thistle.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Peck's Skipper

C Wyluda

Pole Farm
Mercer County, NJ

8:20-11 am . yarrow, vetch and clover in bloom… buds on dogbane; milkweed 1% in bloom. zabs all male; missed possible least skippers and something mid-sized due to joggers and cyclists.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 25
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5

Dave DeSarno

Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

Sunny and hot with slight breeze 2:05-3:55. Large variety of wildflowers in bloom. First monarchs of the year for me.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 29
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Question Mark

monarch

Swarthy Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Cabbage White

Sharon & Wade Wander

Sparta Mountain WMA, Sparta Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

6:00-9:30, sunny, 70s. Incidental observations while doing a bird survey. First butterfly (a flying Wood Satyr) seen at 6:28.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 23
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Jack Miller

Sourland Mountain Park
Somerset County, NJ

After spending some hours with Wade and Sharon and Voorhees, I made a last stop at Sourlands. Although milkweed and dogbane are waiting in the wings, currently there is almost no nectar present and way less bflys than there use to be here in years past. I spotted a hackberry emperor on the road and as I approached, it came at me. It would buzz and disappear and I soon realized it was landing on my back. After a minute, it invited two others to join it, all of which continually landed on me (too close for my lens). At one point I had one on my binoculars, one on my camera, and one on my knee.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Hackberry Emperor

David L. Amadio

White Lake Preserve
Warren County, NJ

Obs. made from 3:05 to 4:15. Light showers upon arrival giving way to cloudy skies with filtered sun. Also a brief encounter with a Duskywing.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Blue Mountain Lake
Sussex County, NJ

Obs. made from 12:55 to around 2:15. Still sunny & hot, but a line of storms rolled through close to 2:30. Spicebush ST observed between Blue Mtn & Crater lake.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Common Ringlet

David L. Amadio

Old Mine Road, RT80 to Millbrook village.
Warren County, NJ

Obs. made from 8 till 10:30 a.m. Most butterflies seen north of the Poxono boat launch area.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Hackberry Emperor

Michael Newlon

River Road Park and Stahl Natural Area
Somerset County, NJ

9:30 AM - noon; sunny; 85-90 F. Crown Vetch blooming, much dogbane and Birdfoot trefoil but these just getting started. Female ETB ovipositing on White Clover. Crescents very worn and faded. And half a dozen unidentified small orange grass-skippers, likely Peck's or Euro.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 6

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue