Recent sightings

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

One of the Long-tailed Skippers had no tail, looked like it was pulled off.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Scott Anderson

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Mike Reese

Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County, WI

Half of the Monarchs were nectaring on the abundant boneset on the western side of the property

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Monarch 112

Denis C. Quinn

TNC Eldora & Rt 47 to Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

1 Cloudless Sulphur @ TNC Eldora, with Broad-winged, Salt Marsh and Aaron’s Skippers on Budelia.
4 separate sightings of Cloudless Sulphurs

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 14
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Salt Marsh Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Cloudy day with temps near 70 degrees. Seemed like an autumn day, with cool mornings and evenings while it was espec. warm with the sun out in the afternoon. Not as many butterflies today. The Monarch caterpillar has finished eating the milkweed and is now in its J shape, ready for the next phase.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Jim Egbert

Co Rd 6 and Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Monarchs have made it to the beach;after 4 days of northly winds;along with a Snout butterfly.These early arrivals will soon be joined by others,in the next few weeks.There will a few that will try to spend the winter and the rest will move on.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Phaon Crescent 10+
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem common

Viceroy

Southern Broken-Dash

Gray Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

James Shelton

Dutch Gap Conservation Area
Chesterfield County, VA

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Denis C. Quinn

Eastern Neck NWR
Kent County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 14
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 16
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 9
  • Viceroy 5
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Jim Egbert

Oyster Bay Rd,Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Glenn Koppel

Moraine State Park
Butler County, PA

Minimum of 15 Monarch Caterpillars seen on Milkweed.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair
Essex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 11
  • Dun Skipper 3

Red-banded Hairstreak

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Sootywing

Cabbage White

Black Swallowtail

Rich Kelly, Lindy Nielsen, Andy Greller

Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Suffolk County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 50
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 8

Least Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

James Shelton

Powhite Park
Richmond city, VA

  • Hackberry Emperor 1

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1

John Heyse

Chgvron Researh, Pt. Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden. Mostly cloudy and breezy, cool conditions kept numbers down today.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Sleepy Orange

Cloudless Sulphur

Bart Jones

Mt. Baldy Area
Apache County, AZ

Summary of sightings from Aug. 22 to 24.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Ruddy Copper
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Melissa Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Nokomis Fritillary
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • Arachne Checkerspot
  • Fulvia Checkerspot
  • Field Crescent
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • California Sister
  • Small Wood-Nymph
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Afranius Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Garita Skipperling
  • Common Branded Skipper
  • Pahaska Skipper
  • Snow's Skipper

Arachne Checkerspot

Ruddy Copper

Nokomis Fritillary

James Shelton

Wetlands, James River Park
Richmond city, VA

  • Northern Pearly-eye 1

Northern Pearly-eye

Jim Egbert

Splinter Hill Bog and Meaher State Pk. 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center section.
Baldwin County, AL

My wife and I had off together,and because she did not believe that Passion Fruit grows here;we went looking for some that were bearing fruit.I had seen some at Splinter Hill Bog,so we went off on a road trip to the north end of the county;there is also winery near by;and we visited both the Passion Fruit site,and the winery.The other location was located on at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center in maintenance area,both locations were bearing fruit;this location also put us very near an excellent seafood restaurant.The trip bore fruit,with a little wine,seafood,and I also saw a few butterflies.Migrations have begun;at least two large flocks of Canadian Geese arrived in the last couple of days,as well some Monarchs,Gulf Fritillaries,and Little Yellows.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12+
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 12+
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Michael Drake

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
District of Columbia, DC

Hot, sunny am, perfect for skippers.
The Dions were very obliging.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Least Skipper 41
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 31
  • Sachem 80
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dion Skipper 9
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

John Heyse

Martinez Marsh, Carquinez Shoreline Martinez
Contra Costa County, CA

76F, 76F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sandhill Skipper 3
  • Woodland Skipper 7
  • Umber Skipper 2

Steven Glynn

Prentice-Cooper State Forest
Marion County, TN

Male and Female Diana Frits seen.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Diana Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple common
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Creole Pearly-eye 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 3
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Sachem 1

Creole Pearly-eye

Gemmed Satyr

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

'Summer' Spring Azure

Tawny Emperor

Red-spotted Purple

Diana Fritillary

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

First sighting ever at this location of a Tawny Emperor, species number 43 this year and number 67 since we started the garden in 2010. This was our second Monarch visit this year. It visited 3 different types of milkweed and was present most of the afternoon.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Pipevine Swallowtail

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Zabulon Skipper

Tawny Emperor

Fiery Skipper

Pipevine Swallowtail

Tawny Emperor

Clouded Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Viceroy
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Troy Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Sachem 3

Viceroy

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem common
  • Zabulon Skipper 7
  • Dun Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Michael Diederich

Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights
Westchester County, NY

From: 1:55 - 3:30 PM.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 43
  • Clouded Sulphur 27
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 33
  • Pearl Crescent 29
  • Monarch 38
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 15

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg, Andy Greller

Massapequa Preserve
Nassau County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 55
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Common Sootywing 6
  • Least Skipper 45
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Carole Mebus

Delaware Canal SP: Giving Pond and Gallows Run areas
Bucks County, PA

The Appalachian Brown was found along the canal at the edge of a woods near the Gallows Run. The viceroy was at the Giving Pond section of the state park. It was the first viceroy I have seen this summer.

I studied long and hard identifying the Brown. If it is an Eyed-brown rather than Appalachian, please set me straight.

  • Viceroy 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1

Viceroy

Appalachian Brown

Matthew Ceplo

Rockland Country Club
Rockland County, NY

Pt. Cloudy and warm afternoon. First Giant I have seen this year.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 16
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Horace's Duskywing

Giant Swallowtail

James Shelton

Pocahontas State Park
Chesterfield County, VA

45 minute walk. Sunny. Calm.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Northern Cloudywing

Sachem

Red-banded Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

Sachem

Dun Skipper

Common Buckeye

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach,Graham Creek Preserve Foley,Co Rd 34 Summerdale,US Hwy 31 between Bay Minette and Perdido,Dyas Rd,and Splinter Hill Bog
Baldwin County, AL

US HWY 31 cuts across the head waters of the of the Perdido River and is proving to and excellent roadside area to see both Georgia and Helicta Satyr. I also sighted Little Yellow, and Dainty Sulphur in this wet land area, with Barred Yellow sighted at Splinter Hill Bog;smallest of sulphurs found in this part of the gulf coast. Joe Pye and Blazing Star and both in bloom and are holding large numbers of mostly swallowtail butterflies.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 24+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 9
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 12+
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 24+
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 12+
  • Georgia Satyr 12+
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 7

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge, NJ (my NABA certified backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Michael Diederich

Spring Road Butterfly Garden, Spring Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

Second sighting of a Giant Swallowtail for this location for 2015 - flying over in a western direction.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Bert Harris

38°30'15.7"N, 77°45'20.3"W mud puddle near Savannah Branch rd
Fauquier County, VA

Amazing aggregation at a drying mud puddle.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 20
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 30
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 40
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Common Sootywing 15
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Rick Cheicante

Fort Macon SP/Croatan NF
Carteret County, NC

Observers: Rick Cheicante, Matt Orsie, Barry Marts, Mike Smith and Tom Pendleton.

Composite list from variable group sightings.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 24
  • Sleepy Orange 14
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Little Metalmark 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 7
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Byssus Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 8

Curtis A. Lehman

Clarksburg
Indiana County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden between 9:00 a.m. and noon.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

75F

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

Heavy rain, then clouds, then afternoon sun.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Found this growing caterpillar while watering plants today. Also two pairs of mating peck skippers

  • Cabbage White common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch caterpillar

Steven Glynn

Old River Road, near Lacey's Spring/Huntsville
Morgan County, AL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 65
  • Cassius Blue 115
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 18
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 26
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6 (could also have been White Ch-Sk)
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 2
  • Monk Skipper 9 (high total)

Cassius Blue

Monk Skipper

Bart Jones

Glenwood
Catron County, NM

Summary of sightings from Aug. 22.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Palmer's Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • American Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Canyonland Satyr
  • Queen
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Least Skipper
  • Orange Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Dun Skipper

James Shelton

Cumberland Marsh Natural Area Preserve
New Kent County, VA

  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Monarch 1

Sleepy Orange

Harry Zirlin

Read Sanctuary
Westchester County, NY

Broad-winged Skippers common because Phragmites dominant in many areas of this site on the Long Island Sound. Duns were fresh, some clearly not more than a day or so since emerging. Cech and Tudor say double-brooded to south, an extended brood to the north. I think these individuals were part of a partial second brood, although that is just my gut reaction as to what is going on.

  • Cabbage White 20+
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 20+
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 20+
  • Dun Skipper 7

Denis C. Quinn

Swan Harbor Farm Pond- going in on left
Harford County, MD

Sunny, Breezy, 70s from 10:30-13:00. Both Fiery and Long Tailed were in the first hundred yards going counterclockwise from blind on Purple Loostrife

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 5
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 14

Fiery Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Ken Wilson

Batiquitos Lagoon
San Diego County, CA

80F, 10 mph breeze. Saw one Sulphur that was too far away to positively ID.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • Wandering Skipper 2

Wandering Skipper

Rick Cheicante

Croatan NF
Craven County, NC

NE corner including Flanners Beach, Fishers Landing and Catfish Lake Rd
Observers:
Rick Cheicante, Matt Orsie, Barry Marts, Mike Smith and Tom Pendleton

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 16
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 34
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 25
  • Sleepy Orange 20
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Carolina Satyr 20
  • Georgia Satyr 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Byssus Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 6
  • Carolina Roadside-Skipper 15
  • Reversed Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 16

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Crossline Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Chris Blazo

Bricker Rd. game lands in Sandy Hook
Franklin County, PA

Sunny and clear. Beautiful.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Clouded Sulphur 18
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 9
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 40
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Gray Comma 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 12
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 8
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Gray Comma

Steven Glynn

Talladega NF & Oakmulgee WMA areas
Hale County, AL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 5
  • Creole Pearly-eye 2
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Mitchell's Satyr 10
  • Horace's Duskywing common
  • Zarucco Duskywing common
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Byssus Skipper 2
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 2

Mitchell's Satyr

Mitchell's Satyr

Creole Pearly-eye

Byssus Skipper

Steven Glynn

Talladega National Forest areas
Bibb County, AL

Honored to have Vitaly Charny join forces with me.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow abundant
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 3
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Mitchell's Satyr 12
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing common
  • Zarucco Duskywing common
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Byssus Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Ocola Skipper

Mitchell's Satyr

Mitchell's Satyr

Mitchell's Satyr

Mitchell's Satyr

Ron Smith

Brooker Creek Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • White Peacock 15
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Melanie Link Taylor

Buterfly Garden, residence
San Bernardino County, CA

The Cabbage White butterflies come out to enjoy the lobelia when it is less than 103 F I have noticed.

  • Cabbage White 1

Cabbage White

Bart Jones

Patagonia
Santa Cruz County, AZ

Summary of sightings from Aug. 18 and 21

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Boisduval's Yellow
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Tailed Orange
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Leda Ministreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Arizona Metalmark
  • Zela Metalmark
  • Ares Metalmark
  • Palmer's Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Elf
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Elada Crescent
  • Texan Crescent
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Tropical Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Viceroy
  • California Sister
  • Nabokov's Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Dull Firetip
  • Hammock Skipper
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Golden Banded-Skipper
  • Desert Cloudywing
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Acacia Skipper
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper
  • Common Sootywing
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Orange Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Pahaska Skipper
  • Carus Skipper
  • Sheep Skipper
  • Simius Roadside-Skipper
  • Toltec Roadside-Skipper
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper
  • Dotted Roadside-Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Carus Skipper

Boisduval's Yellow

Many-spotted Skipperling

Ruddy Daggerwing

Rick Cheicante

Great Dismal Swamp
Suffolk city, VA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 45
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Creole Pearly-eye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 17
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 4
  • Carolina Roadside-Skipper 2

Jim Wilkinson

Mount Pleasant Conservancy
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Swarthy Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Clouded Skipper

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2

Chris Blazo

State Game Lands #235 including Bear Valley Rd. in Buchanan State Forest and Upper Horse Valley Rd.
Franklin County, PA

This is a very large and rural area. There are many habitats from steep mountain slopes and laurel-lined streams to wide open, fir-lined meadows. It rained the previous day, so there are tons of puddles and mud.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 25
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 65+
  • Clouded Sulphur 135+
  • Orange Sulphur 44
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 140+
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 43
  • American Snout 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 13
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 28
  • Silvery Checkerspot 4
  • Pearl Crescent 200+
  • Question Mark 17
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Gray Comma 10
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 12
  • Red-spotted Purple 30+
  • Viceroy 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 11
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20+
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 25+
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 18
  • Leonard's Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Dun Skipper 6

American Lady

Painted Lady

Leonard's Skipper

Least Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair
Essex County, NJ

2 Giant Swallowtails together at Mills Reservation, where there was a Zebra Swallowtail yesterday. That is five swallowtail species in two days. Only missing one is Pipevine (never had one in Montclair).

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 25
  • Dun Skipper 5

Michael Drake

Palmyra Cove
Burlington County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 12
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 28
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 17

Bart Jones

Ramsey, Brown, and Hunter Canyons
Cochise County, AZ

Summary of sightings on Aug. 20.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Tailed Orange
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Leda Ministreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Zela Metalmark
  • Ares Metalmark
  • Palmer's Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Texan Crescent
  • Mourning Cloak
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Tropical Buckeye
  • California Sister
  • Nabokov's Satyr
  • Canyonland Satyr
  • Queen
  • Golden Banded-Skipper
  • Desert Cloudywing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Orange Skipperling

California Sister

Chris Blazo

Bricker Rd. State Game Lands in Sandy Hook
Franklin County, PA

It had just rained and the sun was coming in and out. Very humid.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 37
  • Clouded Sulphur 50+
  • Orange Sulphur 20
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 80+
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 15
  • American Snout 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 30+
  • Silvery Checkerspot 5
  • Pearl Crescent 100+
  • Question Mark 11
  • Eastern Comma 15
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Viceroy 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 14
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 10+
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 15+
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 3

Spicebush Swallowtail

Sleepy Orange

Question Mark

Northern Pearly-eye

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 14
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

Roscoe & Russian Rd Orange Beach,N Juniper Foley,and Co Rd 73 Summerdale
Baldwin County, AL

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 24+
  • Sleepy Orange 24+
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Leonard's Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Steven Glynn

West of Blacksburg, VA, off US-460
Montgomery County, VA

Late afternoon. Overcast and rain threatening.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Diana Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Sachem

Great Spangled Fritillary

Diana Fritillary

Diana Fritillary

Jim Wilkinson

Robinson Nature Center
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Sleepy Orange

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Della Wells and Nancy Slowik. Air temperature 78 to 85 F, cloud cover approximately 50 to 75%, wind gusts 12-16 mph from ESE.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Appalachian Brown 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Red-banded Hairstreak

American Copper

Bart Jones

Chiricahua Mountains
Cochise County, AZ

Summary of sightings from Aug. 19.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Tailed Orange
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Texan Crescent
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Satyr Comma
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Tropical Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • California Sister
  • Nabokov's Satyr
  • Canyonland Satyr
  • Queen
  • Dull Firetip
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Golden Banded-Skipper
  • Desert Cloudywing
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Drusius Cloudywing
  • Acacia Skipper
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Pacuvius Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Four-spotted Skipperling
  • Orange Skipperling
  • Snow's Skipper
  • Sheep Skipper

Four-spotted Skipperling

Desert Cloudywing

Nabokov's Satyr

Canyonland Satyr

Jim Egbert

Hwy 161 Orange Beach,and east 10th St Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden. The Leonard’s Skipper was the first sighting of the year.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Leonard's Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Renee Davis

Watkins Glen
Schuyler County, NY

While working on our county birding list, Valerie Freer and I counted 68 Hackberry Emperors on the seasonal road, off Rock Cabin Road in the Catherine Creek Wildlife Management area.

  • Hackberry Emperor 68

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 14
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair Township
Essex County, NJ

Stopped at a few gardens and Mills Reservation on my way to work. My second Zebra Swallowtail at Mills Reservation and in NJ; the first one was about a decade ago. Also the second county record, and one of the few state sightings.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Rich Kelly

Roslyn Harbor/William Cullen Bryant Preserve
Nassau County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 35
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 5

Red Admiral

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Sachem 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Fiery Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Southern Broken-Dash

Jim Egbert

Gulf Shores Wetland Park and Co Rd 6 at Callaway Acres Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 13
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden. We had morning rain, mostly cloudy skies, and temperatures in the 70’s all day.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Pipevine Swallowtail

Jim Wilkinson

Northwest Carroll County
Carroll County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 2

Sleepy Orange

Red-spotted Purple

Common Buckeye

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley, Lowe's Store, Garden Shop
San Bernardino County, CA

This butterfly was enjoying Lowe’s Garden Shop on a hot summer day.

  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Gulf Fritillary

Bart Jones

Florida, Box, and Madera Canyons
Pima County, AZ

Summary of sightings from Aug. 15-17

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Boisduval's Yellow
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Tailed Orange
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Leda Ministreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Arizona Metalmark
  • Zela Metalmark
  • Palmer's Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Elf
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Elada Crescent
  • Texan Crescent
  • Painted Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Tropical Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • California Sister
  • Tropical Leafwing
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Nabokov's Satyr
  • Red Satyr
  • Queen
  • Dull Firetip
  • Arizona Skipper
  • Golden Banded-Skipper
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Drusius Cloudywing
  • Acacia Skipper
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper
  • Pacuvius Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper
  • Erichson's White-Skipper
  • Common Sootywing
  • Many-spotted Skipperling
  • Orange Skipperling
  • Moon-marked Skipper
  • Sheep Skipper
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper
  • Ursine Giant-Skipper

Moon-marked Skipper

Arizona Powdered-Skipper

Arizona Metalmark

Elf

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 21
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary caterpillar

Dun Skipper

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd,& Russian Rd Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

rained all morning;sunny was out by 1pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5

James L. Monroe

Penn State - Beaver Campus
Beaver County, PA

between 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
very sunny, high 80’s
all butterflies on Buddleia

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 15

Orange Sulphur

Chris Blazo

State Game Lands off Bricker Rd. in Sandy Hook
Franklin County, PA

Large stands of Bull Thistle. Very hot and humid. 97 degrees.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 18
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • American Snout 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 11
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Silvery Checkerspot 6
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • White Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Viceroy 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Crossline Skipper 1

White Admiral

Crossline Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Black Swallowtail

Aphrodite Fritillary

Chris Blazo

Falling Spring Creek outside of Chambersburg
Franklin County, PA

A native trout stream buffered by tall grasses, willows and wildflowers. Extremely hot and humid with relentless sun. 97 degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 22
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 30+
  • Pearl Crescent 27
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 23
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 40+
  • Peck's Skipper 30+
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 16
  • Crossline Skipper 10
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfiy garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail +
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge, NJ (my NABA certified backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

The monarch was laying eggs on the common milkweed in my yard.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

John Heyse

martinez marsh, carquinez shoreline, martinez
Contra Costa County, CA

81F, 80F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 2
  • Woodland Skipper 3
  • Umber Skipper 1

Michael Diederich

Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights
Westchester County, NY

1:40 - 3:15 PM

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 43
  • Clouded Sulphur 34
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 14
  • Pearl Crescent 90
  • Monarch 33
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2

Cheryl Hession

N. Meridian Rd.
Jackson County, MI

  • Cabbage White 1

Cabbage White

Michael Drake

Palmyra Cove Nature park
Burlington County, NJ

Very hot! Most of the activity was in the butterfly garden.

  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 11
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 27
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 8

Chris Tenney and Ken Wilson

Sycamore Canyon and Pena Blanca Lake
Santa Cruz County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 15
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Southern Dogface 18
  • Cloudless Sulphur 50
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Boisduval's Yellow 5
  • Mexican Yellow 12
  • Tailed Orange 100
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Creamy Stripe-streak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Leda Ministreak 100+
  • Marine Blue 100+
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Reakirt's Blue 25
  • Fatal Metalmark 8
  • Arizona Metalmark 35
  • Palmer's Metalmark 15
  • American Snout 70
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Mexican Fritillary 2
  • Bordered Patch 20
  • Elf 22
  • Tiny Checkerspot 45
  • Elada Crescent 65
  • Texan Crescent 50
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Tropical Buckeye 4
  • Malachite 1
  • Empress Leilia 2
  • Red Satyr 16
  • Queen 8
  • Dull Firetip 24
  • Northern Cloudywing 6
  • Acacia Skipper 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Orange Skipperling 6
  • Sheep Skipper 6
  • Large Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Toltec Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 1

Malachite

Jim Egbert

Lake Nicol ,Northport
Tuscaloosa County, AL

Sunny morning and showers after lunch.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 24+
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

First Sachem sighted here this year, species number 42 this year. Of the 21 Tigers, 7 were dark form females.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 21
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Pipevine Swallowtail

Zabulon Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Butterfly watching around 8:30 ET this morning. Then around 3pm ET the temperature was around 90 with heat index to 94. A monarch visited as so did a couple kinds of skippers.

  • Cabbage White common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Cabbage White

Chris Blazo

Sandbag Rd. Marsh on Letterkenny Army Depot lands near Chambersburg
Franklin County, PA

A 2-3 acre marsh impoundment. At least 30 species of wildflowers and many species of sedges and marsh grasses.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15+
  • Clouded Sulphur 70+
  • Orange Sulphur 30+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 8+
  • Pearl Crescent 150+
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 25+
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 11
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 10
  • Peck's Skipper 20+
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Hackberry Emperor

Northern Broken-Dash

Gray Hairstreak

Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Northern Broken-Dash

James L. Monroe

Wolf Run Rd.
Beaver County, PA

4 to 5 p.m.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 15
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2

Swarthy Skipper

Allan R. Loudell

Back yard garden, Bear
New Castle County, DE

Late summer—early fall skippers starting to appear.

  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Allan R. Loudell

Dutch Neck Road south of the C & D Canal & South of Delaware City
New Castle County, DE

One-and-a-quarter-hour walk, 3:15–4:30 p.m. Sunny, about 94 degrees, very little wind.

Second brood of Bronze Copper.

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Bronze Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1

Allan R. Loudell

Convenience store/bank wall south of Northeast
Cecil County, MD

Red-banded Hairstreak found on wall about 6:30 a.m. near Ailanthus Webworm Moth and One-spotted Variant Moth.

Wings vertically positioned gave it away.

I’m starting to conclude Hairstreaks are more likely drawn to lights overnight than most other butterflies.

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Roaring Run Recreation Area
Armstrong County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Harvester 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • American Snout 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 9
  • Northern Pearly-eye 10
  • Monarch 10
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Chris Blazo

Mennohaven Retirement Community vegetable gardens in Chambersburg
Franklin County, PA

Very hot, humid and sunny. 94 degrees. This area has gardens, large open lawns and riparian habitats.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Harvester 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Pearl Crescent 200+
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 30+
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 10+
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Appalachian Brown

Silvery Checkerspot

Coral Hairstreak

Harvester

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Michael Diederich

Spring Road Butterfly Garden, Spring Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

First Giant Swallowtail seen at this location for 2015.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Bill Berthet

Branan Field Wildlife and Envirnmental Area
Duval County, FL

Diodia and Lachnanthes were the flowers with the nectar power to attract 34 species yesterday and today,totaling 4 1/2 hours field time between 10-12 and 10-12:30.
Mid to high 80’s, Partly Cloudy, with about 60% sun,winds 0-10.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Southern Cloudywing 8
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Confused Cloudywing 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Zarucco Duskywing 10
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 4
  • Berry's Skipper 6
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Long-tailed Skipper

Southern Cloudywing

Horace's Duskywing

Zarucco Duskywing

Dotted Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Dion Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Sleepy Orange

Barred Yellow

Black Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Jim Egbert

University of Alabama campus, Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa County, AL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 10+
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5

John Heyse

Martinez Marsh, Carquinez Shoreline, Martinez
Contra Costa County, CA

77F, 79F

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sandhill Skipper 2
  • Woodland Skipper 11
  • Umber Skipper 1

Anne Dickinson

Queensbury near Feeder Dam
Warren County, NY

08-15-15 Swallowtail on petunias and small pink flowers. I had never seen one before

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Least Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Andrew Block

Kent Pizza Garden, 17 Railroad St., Kent,
Litchfield County, CT

All seen in the outside patio garden on the Buddleias. A Snowberry Clearwing moth was joining in on the fun too.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1

Mike Reese

Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Norfolk city, VA

10:00-12:30. Sunny and a beautiful day to be out butterflying.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 41
  • Horace's Duskywing 12
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem 177
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Ahmet Baytas

Avis Campbell Garden, Montclair
Essex County, NJ

My first ever Horace’s Duskywing in Montclair.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 31
  • Clouded Sulphur 18
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 36
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 6
  • Sachem 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 2

Sachem

Sachem

Meadow Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Michael Drake

Dixon Meadow Preserve
Montgomery County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 35
  • Clouded Sulphur 24
  • Orange Sulphur 13
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 203
  • Monarch 2

Rich Kelly

Alley Pond Environmental Center/Douglaston Marsh
Queens County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 30

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

The Gulf Fritillary pictured was hanging from its chrysalis from the eave of our house about 15 feet from our passion vine. 15 minutes after the photo was taken, it beat its wings 3 times, took off, and flew laps around the garden in bright sunshine. The Red Spotted Purple looked new and fell from a shrub while I was watering. It sat on my finger for 20 minutes before feeding on a hydrangea the rest of the afternoon. Last and definitely least, the Least Skipper was among the herbs on oregano. First Least found at this location this year (species #41 this season).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Gulf Fritillary

Least Skipper

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

At the Visitor’s Center I found both a Mangrove Skipper (my first for the park) and a Monk Skipper diving deep into yellow allamanda flowers.

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 17
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 15
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 16
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 12

Mangrove Skipper

Brazilian Skipper

Monk Skipper

Jennifer Cole

my zinnia batch
Morris County, NJ

Second Monarch of the summer I’ve seen. So awesome to watch it glide along.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Jim Egbert

St Hwy 69 ,Northport
Tuscaloosa County, AL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 10+

Jean Gutsmuth & Chris Herz

Chesapeake Farms, Chestertown
Kent County, MD

3:20-4:15 pm. Driving tour—observations made from car as no hiking permitted. Joe Pye Weed, NY Ironweed, Swamp Loosestrife, & Swamp Milkweed in bloom.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 14

Mike Reese, Jean Gutsmuth & Chris Herz

Eastern Neck NWR, Rock Hall
Kent County, MD

Ran into Mike Reese in the butterfly garden; Mike joined us in the garden and wooded path — devil’s walking stick in bloom attracting a lot of red-spotted purples, summer azures, snouts, and red-banded hairstreaks.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 14
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 13
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 31
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • American Snout 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 17
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 13
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 15
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Catherine's Pass Trail
Salt Lake County, UT

Went up past Catherine’s Pass to Sunset Pass and then southeast on the Great Western for about a mile before heading back.

  • Western White
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Great Basin Fritillary
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • Painted Lady

Dennis Holmes

Along Hwy 97, 10.5 mi NE of Weed
Siskiyou County, CA

  • Western White 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • California Hairstreak 1
  • Acmon Blue 4
  • Mormon Metalmark 2
  • Common Ringlet 3

Mormon Metalmark

Great Purple Hairstreak

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

Silver Spotted Skippers have gone from 30-40 per day (at the same time) down to nil.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 13
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Cloudless Sulphur

Zabulon Skipper

Little Glassywing

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park, Rockland County, NY
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Nancy Slowik. Clear, light breeze, 69-82 F.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Appalachian Brown 13
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

'Summer' Spring Azure

Gray Hairstreak

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Least Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Cheryl Hession

N. Meridian Rd.
Jackson County, MI

Butterfly bush

  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Chris Blazo

Plank Trail on Tuscarora Mountain at elevations from 2126' - 1675'
Franklin County, PA

High ridge trail with sandy substrate and limestone outcrops. Tons of scrub-oak and Edwards’ Hairstreaks in June-July.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 10+
  • Clouded Sulphur 12+
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 9
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 5
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 10+
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20+
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Robinson Nature Center
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 7

Swarthy Skipper