Category Archives: Lycaenids

June Becomes July

Does butterflying in South Jersey reach its most dramatic in late June and early July? Thanks to these contributors for passing along their photos. If you are willing to share your photos here, send them as jpegs (preferably less than … Continue reading

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Franklin Parker Preserve June 13

On June 13 Stephen Mason led 13 members of our group on a field trip to Parker Preserve. Our luck was very good for one of our two target species: we found the first two-spotted skippers (four individuals in total) … Continue reading

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Early June Pix

As always, our observers out exploring and documenting their finds. ┬áSee the log for the latest discoveries, as we approach 70 species for 2015. ┬áHere’s a small sample of some of our team’s most recent photographs.   Thanks to each … Continue reading

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Dave Amadio photos from the Pine Barrens, plus one

Here are some recent pics from the Pine Barrens. After a failed attempt on 5/8 for Hessel’s, I returned on 5/14 and was rewarded with a total of five individuals: one at the RT 72 location and the other four … Continue reading

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More April Pix & an ID Challenge

Several observer/photographers on our team had some good luck in the last couple of days of April. And we also have a photo illustrating how Henry’s and frosted elfins can require careful looks. And what about this one? If you … Continue reading

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April pix…so far

April has a few days to run, but here are some interesting photos from the month through our last April weekend. Thanks to the photographers here for passing along these shots. Keep exploring, posting your data, and (if you are … Continue reading

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Mid-Summer Photo Gallery

Thanks to all our South Jersey Butterfly Project loggers carrying cameras and cell phones into the field with them, here’s a selection of some of the best photographs of butterflies in South Jersey so far this summer — chosen for … Continue reading

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Is Hickory Hairstreak Possible in South Jersey?

In Butterflies of New Jersey Michael Gochfeld and Joanna Burger end their discussion of hickory hairstreak with an intriguing sentence, “This species is certainly both misidentified and overlooked.” They note that various authors have differed about the keys to hickory’s … Continue reading

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How frequent are second-brood Hessel’s in NJ?

One of the finds of the early summer so far is the butterfly above: a 2nd-brood Hessel’s hairstreak discovered by Jim Springer and Ahmet Baytas at Double Trouble State Park (OCN) on June 27. Second-brood Hessel’s are rarely found in … Continue reading

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Satyrium Time, 2014

Common milkweed is popping open all over our area, and among other things, that means it’s time to search for Satyrium hairstreaks. South Jersey’s five species are especially fun to chase because they fly for such a limited time (from … Continue reading

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