Will Kerling has very kindly compiled our list of all species reported to our log so far this year in South Jersey. Here’s his report. Thank you, Will!
As of September 19, I think that we have the 91 species for the year (the minimum). Over our log’s existence we have found between 90 and 95 species a year.
The 56 true butterflies are as follows:
Swallowtails = Pipevine, Black, Eastern, Spicebush and Giant Swallowtails
Whites = Checkered and Cabbage White plus Falcate Orangetip
Sulphurs = Clouded, Orange and Cloudless Sulphurs plus Sleepy Orange and Little Yellow
Harvester = Harvester
Coppers = American, Bronze, and Bog Coppers
Hairstreaks = Red-banded, Hessel’s, Coral, Edwards’, Banded, Striped, Juniper, White M, and Gray Hairstreaks
Elfins = Brown, Hoary, Henry’s, Eastern Pine, and Frosted Elfins
Blues = Blueberry, Holly and Summer Azures plus Eastern Tailed-Blue
Snouts = American Snout
Fritillaries = Variegated, Great Spangled, and Meadow Frits
Brush-footed Butterflies = Pearl Crescent, QM, Eastern Comma, Mourning Cloak, American and Painted Ladies, Red Admiral, and Common Buckeye
Admirals and Relatives = Red-spotted Purple and Viceroy
Emperors = Hackberry and Tawny Emperors
Satyrs = Appalachian Brown, Georgia Satyr, Little Wood-Satyr and Common Wood-Nymph
Danaus species = Monarch
The Skippers’ two groups include 11 species of Spread-winged Skippers and 24 species of Grass Skippers, as follows:
Spread-wing Skippers = Long-tailed Skipper, Silver-spotted Skipper, Southern and Northern Cloudywings, Hayhurst’s Scallopwing, Sleepy, Juvenal’s, Horace’s, and Wild Indigo Duskywings, Common Checkered-Skipper and Common Sootywing.
Grass Skippers = Zabulon, Salt Marsh, Aaron’s, Rare, Dotted, Swarthy, Least, European, Fiery, Cobweb, Peck’s, Tawny-edged, Crossline Skippers, Northern Broken-dash, Little Glassywing, Sachem, Delaware Skipper, Mulberry Wing, Broad-winged, Dion, Two-spotted, Dun, Dusted and Ocola Skippers.
56 True Butterflies
11 Spread-winged Skippers
24 Grass Skippers
91 species in total, as of 9-19-16 – Great!!!
Potential New Ones for 2016: Clouded Skipper, Brazilian Skipper, Gulf Fritillary, Palamedes Swallowtail, Eufala Skipper and other great ones
It is very difficult to find a new one now — as per usual.
Update: Soon after sending along his report, Will found an Ocola skipper in Atlantic County: Estell Manor, 9-18-16. So we now need to find Ocolas in just SAL and OCN to complete a sweep of all eight counties for the year.