Recent sightings

Jan 28

Jim Egbert

Oyster Bay Rd,Gulf Shores,Roscoe Rd Orange Beach ,and US Hwy 98 ,Elberta
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny, low 40s AM, low 60s mid day. Wind light and northerly, and changed to southerly mid afternoon. Cloudless Sulphurs that were so prevalent last week, was reduced a single sighting today. The general movement of sighting is northerly, no matter the wind direction. I hope this is a good sign of the end of our winter.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
Jan 28

John Heyse

Geo. Miller Shoreline Park, Point Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

60 F

  • Cabbage White 1
Jan 27

Tom Poklen

Makahi Trail in the Makaula O'oma Tract of Honua'ula Forest Reserve
Hawaii County, HI

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Sleepy Orange

  • Sleepy Orange 1
Jan 27

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny but cool;AM temps low 40s,with afternoon temps in the low 60s. The wind was light and northerly.

  • Monarch 1
Jan 27

Thomas Nix

Brazos Bend State Park
Fort Bend County, TX

81 degrees and sunny, no wind

  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
Jan 25

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Very windy today, strong and westerly ; mid day temp low 60s.
The Question Mark was sighted while it was chasing the Monarch(f); the pursuit lasted at least 10mins; because of the amount of time it chased the Monarch. I think it was a pheromonal pursuit , rather a territorial defense. A case of looking for love in all the wrong places.

  • Question Mark 1
  • Monarch 1
Jan 25

Ken Wilson

Alum Rock Park, San Jose
Santa Clara County, CA

I attempted to scout the Sonoran Blue area but the trail to that area is currently closed due to a previous mud or rock slide.

  • Sara Orangetip 1 or 2
Jan 25

Tom Palmer

Coleman Landiing
Polk County, FL

County park on Lake Kissimmee

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Long-tailed Skipper

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Carolina Satyr 22
  • Long-tailed Skipper 8
  • Dorantes Longtail 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Ocola Skipper 6
Jan 25

Ron Smith

Sawgrass Lake Park
Pinellas County, FL

Late afternoon, mid 60s.
First swallowtail of the year!
FL (18)

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White Peacock

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
Jan 24

Brian Kirshner

Burleigh Murray State Park
San Mateo County, CA

Temperature in the low 70’s. Very windy.
One unidentified Comma

  • Oreas Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
Jan 23

Mark and Holly Salvato

Shark Valley, Everglades National Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

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Twin-spot Skipper

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Least Skipper

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Three-spotted Skipper

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Palatka Skipper

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • White Peacock 20
  • Viceroy 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Palatka Skipper 6
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4
Jan 23

Mark and Holly Salvato

Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

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Florida Leafwing

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Florida Duskywing

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Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Florida Leafwing 2
  • Florida Duskywing 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
Jan 22

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park (east end of East Beach Woods)
Pinellas County, FL

Sue Tavaglione, a Pinellas birder and photographer, was at the east end of the East Beach Woods area of Fort De Soto Park when she spotted a hammock skipper at the edge of a section of mangroves. As far as I can tell, from researching it and talking with two area experts, it is the first Pinellas County documented record (perhaps the northern most Florida record?). We’ll watch this site for other hammock skippers as the year progresses.

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Hammock Skipper

  • Hammock Skipper 1
Jan 21

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd,Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

The weather man got it right,and it was on my day off.Sunny and high temps in the low 70s midday.I found a good variety out and about.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
Jan 19

Laurel Rhodes

Legacy Trail, between Laurel Rd. and north trail terminus.
Sarasota County, FL

Butterflies spotted along trail while cycling. Full sun, 81F. Wind 5 mph.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • White Peacock 8
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
Jan 19

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Mid 60s,wind switched from NE to S and from about two hours mid day butterflies were on the move.

  • Monarch 5
Jan 18

Ron Smith

Colt Creek State Park
Polk County, FL

Cool, mostly cloudy. Clouded skipper was, perhaps, a little early.
w/Lori. FL (15).

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Clouded Skipper

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Clouded Skipper

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Carolina Satyr

  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Clouded Skipper 1
Jan 17

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sun came out and winds returned to the south, and temps into the mid 60s. The last freeze didn’t leave much for our winter visitors to feed on.The Spanish Needles are gone,this was the favored flower to feed on.Those that sheltered in close proximity to this food source will have difficult time replacing it.

  • Monarch 1
Jan 17

Brian Kirshner

Burleigh Murray State Park
San Mateo County, CA

Temp in low 70s, light breeze

3 unidentified commas

  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3