July 2021 Sightings

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

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

C Wyluda

Denow Rd., Hopewell Twp.
Mercer County, NJ

early a.m. before any rain

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joyce Cloughly

Kittatinny Valley State Park. Fields along Goodale Road and around headquarters building.
Sussex County, NJ

2:15-4:45. Mostly sunny, low 90s. Lots of fresh Great Spangled Fritillaries and Common Wood Nymphs. Fritillaries nectaring on Dogbane and Milkweed. Wood Nymphs moving low in fields near forest edges. Pictured Northern Pearly-eye and Silver-spotted Skipper respectively on unidentified mammal scat and bird dropping.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 40+
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 30+
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Pearly-eye