June 2022 Sightings

Tom Halliwell & Mike Tracy

Kittatinny Valley SP
Sussex County, NJ

10:30 to 3:00. Sunny early, cloudy late; temps in 70s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 50+
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • European Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 4

Chris Williams

Home
Somerset County, NJ

[moderator]:: Fiery Skipper is very early–approximagely 1 month earlier than the earliest date in the state.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Fiery Skipper

Sharon & Wade Wander

Hillside Park, Andover Township
Sussex County, NJ

Late morning 45-minute walk with ZuZu along a dirt/ gravel woods road that borders a wetland. Our first Appalachian Browns and Summer Azure of the year. Most of the butterflies were on the road. Habitat looks good for Harvester.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Appalachian Brown 7
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden and pollinator meadow, Fredon Township
Sussex County, NJ

Partly sunny in afternoon, low 70s
Observations made while weeding in garden.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1

'Summer' Spring Azure

Zabulon Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Michael Newlon

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

1:20-3:40 PM, sun/clouds, 85F. Butterflies continue sparse here. Three Peck's were nectaring on Slender Blue Flag.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4

peck

Sharon & Wade Wander

Kittatinny Valley State Park, Andover Township
Sussex County, NJ

10:15-11:15 cloudy and upper 60s
A short walk with ZuZu from Goodale Road to the stone barn.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 8
  • Little Wood-Satyr 12
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 3

Little Wood-Satyr

Zabulon Skipper

John J. Collins

Delaware Water Gap NRA - Millbrook Village to Watergate
Warren County, NJ

Leaderless walks - 10 participants. Sunny in the 70's

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3

Horace's Duskywing

Joyce Cloughly

Overlook on road to Sunrise Mountain, Stokes State Forest
Sussex County, NJ

3:15 - 3:45. Sunny, in the 70s. Butterflies were around the extensive Wild Geranium patches here.

  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Joyce Cloughly

Sawmill Road, High Point State Park
Sussex County, NJ

4:15 - 6:00. Sunny, in the 70s. Also three Woodcocks which suddenly flew up from the roadside, where they had been concealed.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Hobomok Skipper 8
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 9

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Tom Halliwell

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

10:00 to 12:30. Mostly sunny with temps. in the 70s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 18
  • Monarch 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 12
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 3

Barb Sendelbach

Lafayette - Backyard
Sussex County, NJ

Mid to late afternoon. More ovipositing in the garden the past few days. Both Spicebush Swallowtail (Spicebush) and Tiger Swallowtail (Ash and Tulip Poplar) on Wednesday and Thursday prior to the storms/rain. This afternoon I was following around a female Wild Indigo Duskywing. She laid dozens of eggs on various groups of Crown Vetch. That has always been the preferred host in my garden.

Two Hummingbird Clearwing Moths were also observed.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Wild Indigo DW egg

Wild Indigo DW egg on Crown Vetch

Wild Indigo DW ovipositing on Crown Vetch

Wild Indigo DW ovipositing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Dave DeSarno

High Point State Park
Sussex County, NJ

12:40-3:50 Sunny and 80's. This was my first time at High Point and first time viewing the Pepper and Salt skippers. What an amazing and beautiful species! I walked a short stretch of Sawmill Rd. south of the lake - one Pepper and Salt and 2 Hobomoks were close to the parking lot and 1 of each was a bit further down. All the skippers were feeding on the Wild Geranium flowers which were blooming along the entire stretch of the road.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 3
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 2

Hobomok Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Sharon & Wade Wander

High Point State Park
Sussex County, NJ

12:15-2:00, sunny, upper 70s. Lake Occquitunk area and Camp Olympia.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Hobomok Skipper 4

Hobomok Skipper

Chris Williams

Negri Napoli
Somerset County, NJ

NJ Audubon Trip

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Appalachian Brown 2

Appalachian Brown

John J. Collins

Baldpate Mountain - Ted Stiles Preserve
Mercer County, NJ

Sunny in the 80's

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Michael Newlon

Great Swamp NWR, Pleasant Plains Rd
Morris County, NJ

9-11 AM, sun, high 70's. Later walked open part of White Oak Trail and did not find a single butterfly. Red Admiral small but not so much as previous sighting. Few nectar sources blooming.

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 3

Sharon & Wade Wander

Flatbrook WMA, Sandyston Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

11:00-12:00, sunny, mid-70s. Rt. 615 dead-end in Layton.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 16
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 11
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

European Skipper

Sharon & Wade Wander

Flatbrook WMA and Stokes State Forest, Sandyston Twp.,
Sussex County, NJ

Mixed sun and clouds, mid-60s 10:40-2:00
Some quick stops at Thunder Mountain Road at Peter's Valley, Fish & Game Road at Flatbrook WMA, and Lake Ashroe in Stokes SF. Not much action in general but Lake Ashroe merits more visits. The Timber Rattlesnake saved the day.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Little Wood-Satyr 24
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 13
  • Hobomok Skipper 10

Timber Rattlesnake

Timber Rattlesnakee

Luna Moth

Tom Halliwell

Kittatinny Valley SP
Sussex County, NJ

11:00 to 2:30. Mostly sunny; temps in low 70s. Good variety; not so good numbers.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 25+
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 11
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Tom Bailey

Weldon Brook WMA
Morris County, NJ

8:15 am to 1:10 pm. Partly sunny and cool to start then sunny and pleasant. Temps in mid-70s. Beautiful day. Also 4 duskywing sp.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 195
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Hoary Edge 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 6

Dusted Skipper

Common Ringlet

Joe Burgiel

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

Late Morning, Sunny, Warm

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • European Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Jeanine Apgar and Greg Prelich

Assunpink WMA
Monmouth County, NJ

10 am until 2 pm, sunny and 70's temps

Photos: Peck's Skipper, Silver-spotted Skipper, Least Skipper, Great Spangled Fritillary, Question Mark

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Question Mark

Great Spangled Fritillary

Least Skipper

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Hoffman Park
Hunterdon County, NJ

11-2pm
Azure was very pale not sure if Blk Cohosh was present.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 5
  • Appalachian Brown 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 11
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Viceroy

Juvenal's Duskywing

Little Glassywing

Southern Cloudywing

Little Glassywing

Tom Bailey

Sparta Mountain WMA
Sussex County, NJ

1:45 to 4 pm. Sunny with temps in the mid-70s.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 41
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Chao Fang

Kingston
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1

Keith Richmond

Sourland Mountain Preserve, Hillsborough Twp.
Somerset County, NJ

10:00-12:15, cloudless skies, upper 60’s, light breeze
No appreciable nectar sources, milkweed and dogbane just
coming into bud.
Looks like 3 years of maintenance in the gas line right of way is finally over.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Northern Cloudywing 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Hunterdon Arboretum
Hunterdon County, NJ

915-1030am
no bottle brush found, new boardwalk, trail modification.
Golden-backed Snipe Fly abundant. FOS hairstreak.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 2

Banded Hairstreak

Little Wood-Satyr

Golden-backed Snipe Fly

Appalachian Brown

Joe Burgiel

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

Late Morning, Sunny, Warm

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • European Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Maria Loukeris

Wallkill River NWR, Kelly Rd.
Sussex County, NJ

A 10 minute trip around 3:00, sunny, 80's

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2

Lee Gaitskill

Tourne Wildflower Trail
Morris County, NJ

11:00 AM. We have been looking for this species here for a number of years - good habitat, running water and lots of beech trees with wooly aphids on them. My first sighting.

  • Harvester 1

Harvester

Harvester