Recent sightings

Jim Egbert

Gulf State Park,and Plantation Rd.Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Barb Crawford

In my butterfly gardens
Delaware County, IN

The Giant Swallowtail visited the last couple of days, laying eggs on an orange tree that spends summers outside in the yard. Also, there is evidence of a spicebush swallowtail on six leaves of the spicebush. The leaves are folded over like the close up I got in the picture below. Caterpillars fold the leaf over in the process of pupating/eating/molting.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Scott Anderson

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

Monarchs two days in a row and this is not the same butterfly as yesterday.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Little Glassywing 1

Monarch

Spicebush Swallowtail

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly Survey with Alan Wells. With Della Wells and Nancy Slowik.
Sunny, hot and humid 75-85
Pics show female Crossline Skipper and a very fresh Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Most were worn second-brooders.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Mulberry Wing 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
  • Black Dash 4
  • Dun Skipper 4

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Crossline Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Sachem 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Gray Hairstreak

Jim Wilkinson

Robinson Nature Center
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Swarthy Skipper

Ronald Hedden

Back Yard
Lubbock County, TX

My back yard is swarming with Bordered Patches. To attract these butterflies, plant sunflowers (host plant) and Gregg’s Mistflower (nectar source) together.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Bordered Patch abundant
  • Vesta Crescent 1

Border Patch caterpillars

Border Patch

Border Patch

Border Patch

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

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

Scott Anderson

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

First Monarch of the year at this location!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd and w 5th St. Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Painted Lady 1

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
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Little Wood-Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley, California, Residence
San Bernardino County, CA

The Cabbage White spend the day and sleep at night in the Butterfly Garden, especially enjoying the lobelia and cornflower.

  • Cabbage White 3

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Allen Belden

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Chesapeake city, VA

Parts of Jericho, Lynn, Washington, Railroad, and West Ditches.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 11
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 116
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 110
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 9
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 57
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Viceroy 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Creole Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 2

Viceroy

Creole Pearly-eye

Zabulon Skipper

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Great Purple Hairstreak

Swallowtails

Scott Anderson

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

8 Eastern Tigers at one time today on our Joe Pye and Agastache. Numbers should now build from there.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Rich Kelly

Pulling Estate, Oyster Bay Cove
Nassau County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 20
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Harry Zirlin

Kankakee Sands
Newton County, IN

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 17
  • Bronze Copper 37
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Regal Fritillary 15
  • Pearl Crescent 29
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 32
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

John Heyse

Beaver Brook
Sullivan County, NY

70F
ringlet - very fresh and extremely late for this location.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1

Little Glassywing

Peck's Skipper

Common Ringlet

Jim Egbert

Lake Nicol and State Hwy 69,Northport
Tuscaloosa County, AL

The Summer Azure was acting like it wanted out of the sun;by going under a suspended trash can.
Blues are rare in south Baldwin Co.,with Eastern Tailed Blues the most seen.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Lynn Lauber

Rose Garden, along Manville Creek
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Monarch 1

Scott Anderson

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Steven Glynn

Hualapai Mountain Park and nearby areas
Mohave County, AZ

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 9
  • Reakirt's Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 3
  • California Sister 4
  • Queen 1
  • Afranius Duskywing 4

California Sister

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley, California, Residence
San Bernardino County, CA

The Cabbage Whites have taken up residence in the butterfly garden, especially enjoying the lobelia. The Gray Hairstreak prefer the mint in the back wooded garden.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Gray Hairstreak

Cabbage White

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine 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
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Michael Diederich

Kitchawan Preserve, Ossining
Westchester County, NY

1:50 - 2:30 PM.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 20
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

McFarland and Hunter Creek Rd. Northport
Tuscaloosa County, AL

They were in the flowering head of the Devils Walking Stick,growing behind a pizza restaurant.

  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Steven Glynn

Diaz Lake
Inyo County, CA

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue common
  • Monarch 2

Steven Glynn

Dehy Park, Independence, CA
Inyo County, CA

Field next to park was swirling with butterflies

  • Checkered White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Western Pygmy-Blue common
  • Melissa Blue superabundant
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 3

Melissa Blue

Melissa Blue

Steven Glynn

Mammoth Lakes areas near Lake Mary and along Tamarack St.
Mono County, CA

Plenty of nectar, few butterflies found in 3.5 hours of field time.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Boisduval's Blue 1
  • Arctic Blue 13
  • Field Crescent 6
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2

Field Crescent

Boisduval's Blue

Pale Swallowtail

Jim Wilkinson

Trinity church and cemetery
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Crossline Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Scott Anderson

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Harry Zirlin

Hoosier NF
Crawford County, IN

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail common
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Silvery Checkerspot 13
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 9
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 47
  • Hackberry Emperor 32
  • Northern Pearly-eye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Hoary Edge 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Dun Skipper 4

Allan R. Loudell

Along Dutch Neck Road south of the C & D Canal south of Delaware City, and path extending along canal
New Castle County, DE

One-hour walk, 4:30—5:30 p.m.; partly to mostly sunny & hot.

Surprisingly few butterflies, both in numbers of species & individuals.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge NJ (backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

First sighting of a monarch this season in my yard.

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

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

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

Scott Anderson

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

19 species in the garden this weekend, 15 today.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

American Lady

Sleepy Orange

Ocola Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Red-spotted Purple

Pipevine Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

Southern Broken-Dash

Common Buckeye

James Shelton

Pocahontas State Park
Chesterfield County, VA

Sunny Dry Hot. Forest with some meadow and roadside ditches and a stream crossing.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red-banded Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red-spotted Purple

Common Wood-Nymph

Black Swallowtail

Northern Cloudywing

Southern Cloudywing

Red-banded Hairstreak

Steven Rosenthal

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Queens County, NY

Third posting for this site in the last week, 2.5 hours walking both loops (in and back) on either side of the breach from Hurricane Sandy, did not search any areas outside the refuge.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 9
  • Cabbage White common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Mike Reese

Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County, WI

This is a former golf course close to Lake Michigan. The Common Milkweed patches here were still in flower and providing lots of available nectar. I had heard there were a good number of Monarchs here this year and I only spent just about 45 minutes here and probably surveyed less than half the area.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 30
  • Monarch 61

David L. Amadio

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
Bucks County, PA

Observations were made between 4:25 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wildflower meadow & pond area. No sign of Sleepy Orange.
Eastern tigers include 3 dark form females.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Peck's Skipper 34
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 24

David L. Amadio

Horseshoe Bend Park
Hunterdon County, NJ

Observations made between 11:10 a.m. & 12:45 p.m.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3

Mark and Holly Salvato

St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Fellsmere
Brevard County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 18
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 9
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Monk Skipper 1

Zebra Swallowtail

Gray Hairstreak

Mark and Holly Salvato

Turkey Creek Sanctuary, Palm Bay
Brevard County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Cassius Blue 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Julia Heliconian 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 18
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Three-spotted Skipper 7
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Three-spotted Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Mark and Holly Salvato

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian
Indian River County, FL

Areas visited included Bird’s Impoundment Loop and the Centennial Trail.

  • Great Southern White 21
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 13
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 190
  • White Peacock 4
  • Mangrove Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Delaware Skipper

Mangrove Buckeye

Ryan Chrouser

Otter Creek, 44.75679, -91.40348
Eau Claire County, WI

One Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was the black variety.

Many monarch eggs and caterpillars on the milkweed. So far looks to be a much improved year than the last couple.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 8

Kathy Barylski

Cunningham Swamp WMA
Garrett County, MD

About 80 and partly sunny; 1:45-3:30 pm covering a very small portion of the lands.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 20-30
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 15-20
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 50+
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 11
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 100+
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 15

Common Wood-Nymph

Dun Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Randy Harrod

Private residence north of Live Oak, FL
Suwannee County, FL

Life Butterfly

  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Red-spotted Purple

Randy Harrod

US 19 North of Inglis, FL
Levy County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 2
  • Tawny Emperor 12
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Tawny Emperor

Goatweed Leafwing

Goatweed Leafwing

Rick Cech, Emily Peyton, Lew Rosenberg & Sheila Rosenberg

John Brown Farm, North Elba, 44°15'20" N 73°58'24" W
Essex County, NY

Spent the day at sites in Essex and (briefly) Franklin Counties, NY.

Highlight: American Snout, possibly 1st known record for Adirondack Park, esp. in “high country.”

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Mustard White 6
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Clouded Sulphur 60
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Pink-edged Sulphur 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Striped Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Atlantis Fritillary 25
  • Green Comma 1
  • Gray Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Red-spotted Admiral 6
  • Northern Pearly-eye 5
  • Eyed Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 9
  • Monarch 1
  • European Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 6

American Snout

Common Wood-Nymph

Green Comma

American Snout

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
  • Banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Northern Broken-Dash
  • Little Glassywing
  • Zabulon Skipper

Scott Anderson

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

A couple firsts for the back yard. First time I have recorded 12 species in one day this season and with the first appearance of the Checkered White, now have 36 species this season. Even better, this is the first actual sighting of the Checkered White at this location in the 5 years I have kept records and species number 64 in that time period. Also, the Gulf Fritillary caterpillars are abundant and stripping the host.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary caterpillars

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Ocola Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Dun Skipper

Little Glassywing

Checkered White

Checkered White

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd. Orange Beach, Co Rd 12 Magnolia Springs and Weeks Bay Pitcher Plant Bog
Baldwin County, AL

A summer cold front passed by over night bringing the 1st wave of dragonflies to the beach.The smaller butterflies need to look for cover.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 12+
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Monarch visiting backyard. Flying around, enjoying milkweed between 2-3pm ET. Temperature around 88 degrees and some humidity.

  • Cabbage White common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Chris Herz & Sandra Keller

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
Bucks County, PA

Lower meadow only, sunny & humid, 10:30am-12pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 49
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 10
  • Sachem 1

Peck's Skipper

American Lady

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Ron Smith

Weedon Island Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Mangrove Buckeye

Ron Smith

North St. Petersburg
Pinellas County, FL

It rained all day up to 2:30.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 25
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2 (could also have been White Ch Sk)

White Peacock

Mangrove Buckeye

Mangrove Buckeye

Mangrove Buckeye

Gray Hairstreak

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

10:00 AM - 2:50 PM.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • American Copper 5
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 46
  • Pearl Crescent 75
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Viceroy 2
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 54
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 32
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Delaware Skipper 6
  • Mulberry Wing 14
  • Dun Skipper 14

Allan R. Loudell

Elk Neck State Park
Cecil County, MD

2-hour walk, 9:30—11:30 a.m.

Mostly sunny.

Anyone wanting to observe/photograph Zebra Swallowtails and/or Silvery Checkerspots, now is the time to come to Elk Neck.

Among the 15 Black-form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtails observed, at least two were intermediate forms with some yellow patches above!

My first Common Buckeyes of the year.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 175+
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 40
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 13
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 150+
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 150+
  • Least Skipper 13
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 10

Steven Glynn

Yosemite NP meadow areas
Mono County, CA

  • Clodius Parnassian 1
  • Northern Blue 3
  • Arctic Blue common
  • Mormon Fritillary 14
  • California Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Branded Skipper 2
  • Sandhill Skipper 4
  • Woodland Skipper 3

California Crescent

Northern Blue

Mormon Fritillary

Steven Glynn

Saddlebag Lake and areas near east entrance to Yosemite NP
Mono County, CA

  • Sierra Sulphur 8
  • Edith's Copper 1
  • Blue Copper 2
  • Northern Blue common
  • Arctic Blue common
  • Mormon Fritillary 5
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Chryxus Arctic 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 7

Chryxus Arctic

Sierra Sulphur

Mormon Fritillary

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd.,Russian Rd Orange Beach,James Rd & N.Juniper Foley,Co Rd 73 and E Broadway St Summerdale
Baldwin County, AL

Sighted 2ea Monarchs here in the south end of the county,1st since February,I’ve seen them in the northern part of county during the summer,but not this far south.In 2014 it was mid August for the 1st sighting.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Alan Wells. With Nancy Slowik.
Sunny, 70 - 80.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Mulberry Wing 7
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Black Dash 3
  • Dun Skipper 34

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • American Snout
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
  • Dun Skipper

Julia Scully

Conservatory Garden, Central Park, New York
New York County, NY

July 24th, 2015. Numerous Monarchs.

  • Monarch 12

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Michele Neuhaus

Residential Butterly Garden (Certified Waystation) Bayside, NY
Queens County, NY

Beautiful Sunny, dry day in New York City.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White abudent
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Allen Belden

Maymont
Richmond city, VA

Maymont is a 100-acre, foundation-operated estate with extensive butterfly, aquatic, and formal gardens.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 22
  • Dun Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

American Lady

Common Checkered-Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Steven Rosenthal

Norman Levy Park and Preserve, Merrick
Nassau County, NY

This is an old capped landful turned into a nature preserve. Cabbages everywhere, all others seen in wildflower patches on hilltop except for silver spotted skipper which was on the slope.

  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 12+
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Lassen Volcanic NP
Shasta County, CA

Afternoon start and spent most time in wet/moist seep areas west of Kings Creek and the Kings Creek area

  • Blue Copper 11
  • Northern Blue common
  • Greenish Blue common
  • Arctic Blue 4
  • Field Crescent 3
  • California Crescent 1
  • Hoary Comma 1
  • Common Branded Skipper common
  • Nevada Skipper 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 2
  • Woodland Skipper common

California Crescent

Arctic Blue

Arctic Blue

Greenish Blue

Northern Blue

Steven Glynn

Burney Falls and Burney, CA area
Shasta County, CA

  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Purplish Copper 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 6
  • Woodland Skipper 2

Common Buckeye

Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach and Graham CreekNature Preserve Foleyl
Baldwin County, AL

Two Funereal Duskywing were sighted today; these make 5 so far this year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 12+
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2

Barb Crawford

Yorktown, Indiana
Delaware County, IN

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in a butterfly garden. The Fiery Skipper was the first of the year.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Rich Kelly

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Queens County, NY

  • Cabbage White 25
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • American Snout 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Michael Diederich

Kitchawan Preserve, Ossining
Westchester County, NY

1:50 - 2:50 PM.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 19
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1

James Fleullan

Anna Ruby Falls
White County, GA

Found and photographed incidentally by Noah Fornby. Azure sits atop Black Cohosh, overall white chalky, and large for an azure.

  • Appalachian Azure 1

Appalachian Azure

John Lampkin

Sky Meadow Road, Suffern
Rockland County, NY

With Jane Lampkin
Sunny, low humidity, mid-80’s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 39
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 7
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 1

Viceroy

Steven Glynn

Mount Ashland
Jackson County, OR

Worked the meadows from Mt. Ashland campground to the Grouse Gap shelter area. Amazing area, but just not a lot flying unfortunately.

  • Large Marble 3
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Blue Copper common
  • Sooty Hairstreak 2
  • Northern Blue common
  • Greenish Blue 6
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Hoary Comma 5
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Woodland Skipper 3

Blue Copper

Blue Copper

Northern Blue

Large Marble

Sooty Hairstreak

Jim Egbert

Gulf State Park,Gulf Bay Rd,and Beaver Creek Ln at Hwy 180 E, Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

sighted the 1st Palmetto Skipper of the summer season.

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Michele Neuhaus

Bayside, NY (residential butterfly garden/ certified waystation)
Queens County, NY

Sunny dry day in New York City.
First time in about 5 years that I spotted a monarch and red admiral in the area!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Peck's Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Steven Rosenthal

big open field, Stillwell Woods Co. Park, Syosset
Nassau County, NY

might also have had a viceroy, flew by too fast but looked too small for a monarch

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2-3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Steve and Sally Wharton

Double Bluff Park, Whidbey Island
Island County, WA

  • Red Admiral 5

Red Admiral

Tom Fiore

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge & immediate environs
Queens County, NY

Checkered White was nearly common in a few areas. They are known to occur here regularly but can fluctuate greatly one year to another. Red Admirals continue their strong showing in this area lately.
Mostly overcast but very warm, humid day.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Checkered White 50+
  • Cabbage White 20+
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue few
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 12+
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 30+
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 20+

Broad-winged Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Checkered White

Checkered White

Steven Glynn

Crater Lake National Park
Klamath County, OR

Most of the sightings were in the Castle Crest wildflower area and near the visitor center grounds

  • Clodius Parnassian 4
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Greenish Blue 2
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Hoary Comma 3
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • Sandhill Skipper 1

Clodius Parnassian

Clodius Parnassian

Greenish Blue

Field Crescent

Hoary Comma

Lorquin's Admiral

Sandhill Skipper

Clodius Parnassian

Clodius Parnassian

Steven Glynn

Along US-20, east of Burns, OR
Harney County, OR

  • Checkered White 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Purplish Copper 1
  • Woodland Skipper 2

Woodland Skipper

Purplish Copper

Scott Anderson

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

First female Zabulon Skipper seen in the garden this season. Nice to have both male and female present, both shown here.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

In the butterfly garden.
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Common Wood-Nymph
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Little Glassywing
  • Zabulon Skipper

Mike Reese

Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County, WI

After not seeing any commas here in late June, I got a comma slam again, with every one looking very fresh.

  • Mustard White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Harvester 2
  • Striped Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Northern Crescent 8
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Green Comma 3
  • Gray Comma 2
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red Admiral 8
  • White Admiral 9
  • Northern Pearly-eye 25
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7
  • Monarch 6
  • European Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Long Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 14

Steven Rosenthal

SW corner of parking lot, Nickerson Beach (Lido Beach)
Nassau County, NY

A very nicely marked checkered white was my consolation prize for being 20 minutes too late in responding to a rare bird alert (black bellied whistling ducks).

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 6

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg

Massapequa Preserve
Nassau County, NY

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 110
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

James Fleullan

Waverly Station at the Highlands
Chatham County, GA

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Jim Egbert

Little River State Park
Monroe County, AL

  • Red Admiral 3
  • Carolina Satyr 10+
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

Ft Mims Historic Site and Holley Creek Landing, Tensaw
Baldwin County, AL

Road trip to north end of Baldwin Co.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Snout 6
  • Pearl Crescent 10+
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Cabbage White common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427
Cobb County, GA

Had 17 Silver Spotted Skippers just on our Agastache, many more elsewhere. Some Gulf Fritillary caterpillars are now just over an inch and starting to fatten. First Gray Hairstreak in the garden this year. Last year, Zabulons were plentiful, this year very few.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Gray Hairstreak

Zabulon Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Steven Glynn

Shoshone Falls area and nearby spots
Twin Falls County, ID

Very hot and late day visit.

  • Checkered White 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 1

Checkered White

Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Steven Glynn

Bountiful Peak access road
Davis County, UT

Overcast, with light rain at the start and two road graders working the access road, prevented me from reaching the peak and taking the time I wanted to spend here.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 6
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 1
  • Taxiles Skipper 2

Taxiles Skipper

Two-tailed Swallowtail

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley, Residence
San Bernardino County, CA

These butterflies daily enjoy the garden.

  • Cabbage White 1

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

Rained all morning and finally stopped at noon. Under mostly cloudy skies from noon to 2:30 I found the attached list.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 23
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 7
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • White Peacock 10
  • Viceroy 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 4

White M Hairstreak

Jim Egbert

Oyster Bay Rd.,and Plash Island Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

The Funereal Duskywings are still showing up;this is the 3rd one sighted.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 6

Steven Glynn

Near Jacab Lake
Coconino County, AZ

Heavy overcast kept things very quiet over the course of my 1 hour of looking in different spots.

  • Pine White 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Small Wood-Nymph 2

Small Wood-Nymph

Small Wood-Nymph

Steven Glynn

Schultz Pass Road areas
Coconino County, AZ

Heavy overcast and threatening rain kept things quiet for all this amazing spot promises to offer. A brief patch of sun revealed much of what I found.

  • Pine White 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure common
  • Arachne Checkerspot 1
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 1
  • Garita Skipperling 6
  • Taxiles Skipper 1

Pine White

Garita Skipperling

Arachne Checkerspot

Gray Hairstreak

Weidemeyer's Admiral

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

These are just the butterflies I saw today while helping Mike Rickard and Ginny Musgrave with the NABA count.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Mimosa Yellow 6
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 15
  • Crimson Patch 8
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • Pale-banded Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • White Peacock 1
  • Banded Peacock 2
  • Malachite 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 8
  • Tawny Emperor 150
  • Silver Emperor 2
  • Queen 35
  • Soldier 1
  • White-striped Longtail 2
  • Brown Longtail 8
  • Two-barred Flasher 1
  • Brown-banded Skipper 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Laviana White-Skipper 6
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Silver Emperor

Silver Emperor

Brown-banded Skipper

Two-barred Flasher

Malachite

Mexican Fritillary

Curtis A. Lehman

The Biltmore Estate, Asheville.
Buncombe County, NC

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Silvery Checkerspot 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 59
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge NJ (backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

One of the dark swallowtails was flying around 3pm ET as I was working. Was great to see another monarch around noon. Sunny with temperatures above 90.

  • Cabbage White common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Allan R. Loudell

West Virginia Welcome Station / Rest Stop just south of WV/PA line, north of Morgantown
Monongalia County, WV

Always worth checking the flower beds of these rest stops for butterflies; and the walls for moths!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtails flying over the highway.

  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

James L. Monroe

Penn State University, Beaver Campus
Beaver County, PA

Between 10 and 11 a.m.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 2

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Steven Rosenthal

Lido Preserve, Lido Beach, New York
Nassau County, NY

my first outing in a good while, so it felt a lot better than the results might otherwise suggest…
as noted previously, the quality of the habitat/plantings here has gone downhill of late.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 25+
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Curtis A. Lehman

Blue Ridge Parkway
Patrick County, VA

  • Diana Fritillary 1

Diana Fritillary

Mark and Holly Salvato

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville
Alachua County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Silver-spotted Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

Bolen Bluff, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
Alachua County, FL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 11
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 15
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 10
  • Southern Skipperling 7
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Dion Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Dennis Holmes

Peavine Peak Rd in North Reno
Washoe County, NV

  • Becker's White 2
  • Dotted Blue 2

Allan R. Loudell

Ohio Rest Stop
Licking County, OH

Monarch on the pavement in front of this rest stop.

  • Monarch 1

Ron Smith

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

w/Randy Harrod and Brian Ahern. 9 AM - 1 PM under sunny skies and a slight breeze. Delaware Skipper perched on R.Harrod’s fingertip. Photos by Harrod: Palamedes, Dun & S.Broken-Dash. Others by R.Smith. FL (123).

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 3
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 19
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • White Peacock 28
  • Viceroy 5
  • Tawny Emperor 4
  • Carolina Satyr 13
  • Queen 5
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 8
  • Neamathla Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 30
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Sachem 3
  • Delaware Skipper 14
  • Aaron's Skipper 61
  • Berry's Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 2

Delaware Skipper

Neamathla Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Palamedes Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

Jim Egbert

East 10th St.Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Tom Palmer

Walkinwater, east of Lake Wales
Polk County, FL

Scouting for upcoming NABA count

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 5
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Queen 9
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 11
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 12
  • Fiery Skipper 31
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Queen

Scott Anderson

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

Gulf Fritillary back again depositing eggs on passion vine. Its covered with eggs and caterpillars.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Dun Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Horace's Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Skipper