July 2021 Sightings

C Wyluda

Denow Rd., Hopewell Twp.
Mercer County, NJ

early a.m. before any rain

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Barb Sendelbach

Backyard - Lafayette
Sussex County, NJ

Banded Hairstreak series. This is for Jeffrey Glassberg.
Late instar larva collected from Butternut on 6/13/21
Prepupal 6/17/21
Pupation completed 6/20/21
Day 11 - Eclosed morning of 7/1/21

  • Banded Hairstreak 1

Late Instar

Banded Hairstreak

Pupal Casing

Pupa

Late Instar

Final Instar

Dave DeSarno

Home Garden, Tinton Falls
Monmouth County, NJ

I just happened to look out at the hydrangeas and this Red Admiral flew right onto the windowsill at eye level inches away. Only had a few of this species ever in the yard.

  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Ken Witkowski

Wallkill River NWR - Lower Unionville Rd - Gronki Farm
Sussex County, NJ

12:45 to 1:30 pm some sun but mostly cloudy, warm and humid.
1 White-form sulphur
4 Brown sp.

  • Cabbage White 35
  • Clouded Sulphur 13
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 10
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3

John J. Collins

Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

Temps in the 70's - mostly cloudy

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7

Maria Loukeris

Canal Rd. parking lot (from Maple Grange Rd side)
Sussex County, NJ

11:45-12:15, mostly cloudy with breaks of sun

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Dun Skipper

Sharon & Wade Wander

Whittingham WMA, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

3:10-4:05, sun and clouds, low 70s. 3 parking lots at north end. Big emergence of Pearl Crescents, all of whom were puddling.

  • Cabbage White 60
  • Clouded Sulphur 18
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 55
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Dun Skipper 3

Ken Witkowski

Wallkill River NWR - Judge Beach road
Sussex County, NJ

1:35 - 2:00 pm Mostly cloudy with some sun, warm and humid.
Brown sp. - 1
Grass skipper sp. - 2

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 17
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Tom Halliwell

Kittatinny Valley SP
Sussex County, NJ

11:30 to 1:00. Overcast with a very few, brief breaks of sun. Temps in mid-60s.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Northern Metalmark 10
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Appalachian Brown 13
  • Little Wood-Satyr 16
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

C Wyluda

Bald Pate Mountain white trail
Mercer County, NJ

a cold day. a lot of monarda, mountain mint, clover, blooming. black cohosh blooming- one white blob that might have been an egg(?).

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3

Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh

Sharon & Wade Wander

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve, Frelinghuysen Twp.
Warren County, NJ

2:55-3:55, mostly sunny, 70. Also had 1 Lady sp.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 17
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 16
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 9
  • Little Glassywing 6

Maria Loukeris

Wallkill River NWR Kelly Rd.
Sussex County, NJ

roadside scan only, 3:00-3:30 overcast, cool

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Least Skipper 5

Stephen Buckingham

Mountainside Park, Pequannock
Morris County, NJ

3:30 to 5:30 pm. High 70s and sunny. Very pleasant weather. Most Coral Hairstreaks I've seen in a day. They were on almost every patch of Orange Milkweed along the pipeline right-of-way. No swallowtails or fritillaries. Most of the Glassywings were on one small patch of Common Milkweed.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Coral Hairstreak 17
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 25+
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hoary Edge 7
  • Southern Cloudywing 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 25+
  • Dun Skipper 4

Southern Cloudywing

Hoary Edge

Hoary Edge

Little Glassywing

Coral Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Monarch

Coral Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Southern Cloudywing

Common Wood-Nymph

Little Glassywing

Tom Halliwell

Flatbrook-Roy WMA, Sandyston: areas near Roy Tract bridge.
Sussex County, NJ

12:30-2:15. Mostly sunny; temps. upper 60s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 35
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 18
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 4
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Chris Williams

Troy Meadows Natural Area
Morris County, NJ

Count was cancelled so we wanted to see what was around.
Partly Cloudy, 70's spent 4 Hrs. looking.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 36
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Banded Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 26
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 23
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Northern Broken-Dash 8
  • Little Glassywing 12
  • Mulberry Wing 2
  • Dion Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 6

Dion Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Banded Hairstreak

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Least Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Sharon & Wade Wander

Hardwick Township
Warren County, NJ

9:45-12:15 mostly cloudy and cool to start but becoming sunnier.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 13
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Northern Metalmark 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 13
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 6
  • Dun Skipper 1

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Metalmark

Northern Metalmark

Little Glassywing

Delaware Skipper

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Kittatinny Valley SP
Sussex County, NJ

1050-230pm
harvester on the Andover trail west of boat dock and one wooly afid flying…Lots of blooming orange milkweed on hillside right of campground. Spider eating

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Harvester 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 15
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 13
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 5
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 2

Horace's Duskywing

Harvester

Common Wood-Nymph

American Lady

Spider eating damselfly

Baltimore Checkerspot

Northern Broken-Dash

Ken Witkowski

Wallkill River NWR- Dagmar Dale Trail
Sussex County, NJ

Sun and clouds, breezy. Temp 68 to 78

  • Cabbage White 30
  • Clouded Sulphur 18
  • Orange Sulphur 19
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 15
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 16
  • Common Wood-Nymph 22
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 3

Marge Barrett & Joe Burgiel

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

11:30 to 12:30; Temp mid 70's; Mostly sunny and calm.
Good milkweed and dogbane.
At least half of the Common Wood Nymphs had dark eye spots.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 11
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 28
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Jim Springer

Ramapo Mountain State Forest, Pequanock
Passaic County, NJ

11:45am-3:30pm, mostly cloudy exceptt for last 1/2 hour when it became mostly sunny, upper 70's

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 15
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Hoary Edge 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 5
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 6

Southern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Jonathan Klizas

Primrose Farm, Harding Twp.
Morris County, NJ

This property is part of the Harding Land Trust. This is the first time I have butterflied here.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 35
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Dave DeSarno

Canal Rd. and Appalachian Trail, Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

Finally made it up to Sussex - 12:50-4:30 hot and sunny. Amazing to see Northern Pearly-Eye for the first time! The harvesters were a huge surprise and a first for me as well - seen on Canal Rd. - thought it was a crescent for a second but then zoomed in and saw the copper/bronze color and details. One perched about 8 feet up on a leaf and chased a second several times. All browns looked like Appalachians to me. Never saw the mottled form of a Comma like this one! - very dark with almost purple coloration - so cool. One other dark skipper - likely dun.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Harvester 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 7
  • Appalachian Brown 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 14
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 7

Harvester

Harvester

Eastern Comma

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Harvester

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

pearly

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

One-eyed Sphinx

Appalachian Brown

C Wyluda & M Lee

home, Hopewell Twp
Mercer County, NJ

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Joyce Cloughly

The Quinns garden, Ridgefield Park
Bergen County, NJ

Observations made on and off between 10:30-2:30. Sunny.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

John J. Collins

Canal Road, Waywayanda SP
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks - 7 participants. Sunny, temps in high 70's.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • European Skipper 2

Chris Williams

Back Yard
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Variegated Fritillary

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

930-1230
had a flyby duskywing which never landed. Sootywing was around the bird blind.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 22
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 25
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Delaware Skipper

Least Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Tom Bailey

Assunpink WMA
Monmouth County, NJ

9 am to 3:15 pm. Sunny, 84 degrees when finished. Multiple areas visited within the WMA. Majority of Coral Hairstreaks nectaring on Orange Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa). Two were nectaring on sumac (I think Smooth Sumac - Rhus glabra).

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Coral Hairstreak 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 21
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4

Mourning Cloak

Coral Hairstreak

Michael Newlon

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

10 AM - 1:30 PM. 75-85 F, sunny with some clouds. Hard to get good counts on Silver-spotted and Fritillary because they moved around so much.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 5
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Question Mark

Baltimore Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Baltimore Checkerspot

American Lady

Baltimore Checkerspot

Garry Annibal

Appalachian Trails Land, Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

9:00 AM to 12:30, 1 observer, warm, breezy, sunny.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Question Mark 6
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 4

Mourning Cloak

Northern Pearly-eye

Tawny Emperor