Sighting for May 16, 2012

Henry Kindervatter

Lakehurst Railroad Tracks & Bog area
Ocean County, NJ

The day was sunny with a slight breeze (<5 mph) and 75° F. I was checking out the bog area along the RR tracks for the first time and looking to see what was there. I ended up getting lost and going in a big circle back to where I started when I spotted a large, yellow butterfly I had never seen before. I discussed it with Jim Springer, sending one poor-quality photo and we determined it was a Cloudless Sulfur. This was my first sighting of this species.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2