Recent sightings

Aug 19

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in backyard 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
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 19

Carlo-Angelo Moore

Jersey City Home Garden
Hudson County, NJ

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Cabbage White

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Red Admiral

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Aug 19

Jim Egbert

Gulf State Park,Gulf Shores Al, and Russian Rd,Orange Beach,Al
Baldwin County, AL

This has been a very active day; with a lot of variety. The 1st sighting of the day was a Funereal Duskywing , Erynnis fureralis, at sunrise.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail common
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange superabundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Queen 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Whirlabout common
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper superabundant
  • Ocola Skipper 3
Aug 19

Jim Wilkinson

Welty Road east of Route 15
Frederick County, MD

edge of woods

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Giant Swallowtail

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Giant Swallowtail

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
Aug 19

Dr. Howard B. Eskin

Backyard in Harleysville, PA
Montgomery County, PA

Photographed on a buddlea in my wife’s garden.

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Giant Swallowtail

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Giant Swallowtail

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Giant Swallowtail

  • Giant Swallowtail
Aug 19

Andrew Block

192 Macy Rd., Briarcliff Manor
Westchester County, NY

reported by my friend Ernie DeMarie at his home on his Lantana shrub. His yard is filled with butterflies, bees, and other insects.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
Aug 18

Ryan Chrouser

Otter Creek - south of EC Gander Mountain
Eau Claire County, WI

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Great Spangled Fritillary

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Monarch

  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 1
Aug 18

Michael Diederich

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

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
Aug 18

Carlo-Angelo Moore

Jersey City Home Garden
Hudson County, NJ

  • Common Sootywing 1
Aug 18

Daniel Getman

108 Marco Drive, Kirksville, MO - Backyard
Adair County, MO

4 Giant Swallowtail Caterpillars: Last year we planted multiple host plants, including 3 small prickly ash trees and a hoptree, host plants for the giant swallowtail. I’ve occasionally seen a giant swallowtail fly through our yard. Today I found 4 giant swallowtail caterpillars on 1 of the prickly ash trees. A good day!

Aug 18

Russ Wilkerson

North Chili
Monroe County, NY

A Red Admiral finally stopped by, but took off before I could get the camera. I did manage to get a good pic of a Clouded Sulphur that came by later.

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Clouded Sulphur

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
Aug 18

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in backyard butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Swarthy Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 18

John Lampkin

Rockland County Country Club Golf Course
Rockland County, NY

Periodic Survey with Groundskeeper Matt Ceplo and Jane Lampkin
68-75

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 19
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 38
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 13
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Broad-winged Skipper 23
  • Dun Skipper 2
Aug 18

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

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Southern Broken-Dash

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Ocola Skipper

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Common Wood-Nymph

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Red-banded Hairstreak

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 7
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
Aug 18

Jim Egbert

N.Juniper,between Co.Rd 24 and Beach Express
Baldwin County, AL

The street is dirt,on this section of the Juniper.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10+
  • Sleepy Orange 24+
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
Aug 18

Michael Spingola

Kintnersville, PA Backyard butterfly garden
Bucks County, PA

Giant Swallowtail very fresh/intact. Two tigers were dark phase.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Monarch 1
Aug 18

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg, Mary Normandia, Seth Ausubel

Muttontown Preserve
Nassau County, NY

Extensive mowing of trails and fields has negatively impacted butterfly numbers.
Also; 1 Black Swallowtail larva on Queen-Anne’s-Lace and 1 Silver-spotted Skipper larva on Black Locust.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 12
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 45
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5
Aug 18

Lisa Michelle Reid

Timberwood Park Subdivision
Bexar County, TX

Yet another Desert Checkered-Skipper in our yard, nectaring on Frogfruit.

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Desert Checkered-Skipper

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Desert Checkered-Skipper

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Desert Checkered-Skipper

  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 1
Aug 18

Bryan Hoffman

My Way Station
Wayne County, MI

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Monarch chrysalis

Aug 17

Ahmet Baytas

Downtown Montclair
Essex County, NJ

My second ever observation of this species where I live, both this year.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
Aug 17

Steven Glynn

Mills Road/Rt. 215 Field- West of Damariscotta
Lincoln County, ME

Overcast, 60’s and rain threatening all day

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Viceroy

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Viceroy

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Common Wood-Nymph

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Common Wood-Nymph

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Great Spangled Fritillary

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Silver-bordered Fritillary

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Silver-bordered Fritillary

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Common Ringlet 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 17
  • Least Skipper 1
Aug 17

Jim Wilkinson

Hoyles Mill Conservation Park
Montgomery County, MD

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Northern Pearly-eye

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Hackberry Emperor

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 1
Aug 17

Jim Egbert

Oyster Bay Rd,Gulf Shores Al
Baldwin County, AL

It was a skipper morning,in the drainage ditchs of Gulf Shores Al..

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 3
Aug 16

David L. Amadio

Chesapeake Farms Agricultural and Wildlife Management Demonstration Area, Chestertown
Kent County, MD

Observations made late in the afternoon from vehicle. No hiking permitted at this location.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 16
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 35
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
Aug 16

David L. Amadio

Eastern Neck NWR
Kent County, MD

Superb weather for chasing butterflies today! Only a few of the Zebra Swallowtails were fresh. Primary nectar sources in the butterfly garden were NY Ironweed & Joe pye weed.

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Fiery Skipper

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Swarthy Skipper

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Zebra Swallowtail

  • Zebra Swallowtail 33
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 21
  • Cabbage White 27
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • American Snout 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Question Mark 4
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 18
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Appalachian Brown 5
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 40
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 8
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 15
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 6
Aug 16

Michael Diederich

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

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
Aug 16

Kenneth Bosso

Baton Rouge backyard butterfly garden - WayStation 7700
East Baton Rouge Parish, LA

Raised from an egg found in the butterfly garden and released 8/16/14.

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Monarch

  • Monarch 1
Aug 16

Allan R. Loudell

Back yard garden, Bear
New Castle County, DE

My first Painted Ladies of the year!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5, inc. 1 black form female
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
Aug 16

Allan R. Loudell

Along Dutch Neck Road & path extending along C & D Canal, near red barn, south of Delaware City
New Castle County, DE

One-and-a-quarter hour walk, 11 a.m.—12:15 p.m.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 30+
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 30+
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8
  • Dun Skipper 2
Aug 16

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in backyard 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
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 16

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 55
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 54
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 25
  • Dun Skipper 2
Aug 15

Chris Cook

Villanova University
Montgomery County, PA

What an unbelievable sighting! First Giant Swallowtail I’ve ever seen. Flying disoriented and landed 10 feet in front of me around 4:30pm. Exciting find!

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Giant Swallowtail

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
Aug 15

Gertrude Battaly

Back yard: 112 Chelsea Road, Greenburgh
Westchester County, NY

Giant Swallowtail seen in back yard on August 12, 2014. This is the first that I have seen in Westchester.

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Giant Swallowtail

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Aug 15

Carlo-Angelo Moore

Jersey City Home Garden
Hudson County, NJ

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Black Swallowtail

  • Black Swallowtail 2
Aug 15

Glenn Koppel

Oil Creek State Park
Venango County, PA

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
Aug 15

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in backyard butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • American Snout
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 15

Frederick Ertl

Tatum Park, Middletown Township, NJ
Monmouth County, NJ

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Harvester

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Harvester

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Harvester 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 12
Aug 15

Maura McLaughlin

backyard garden a mile from Hedgesville
Berkeley County, WV

The Variegated Fritillary loved my marigolds!

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Variegated Fritillary

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Silver-spotted Skipper

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Meadow Fritillary

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Aug 14

Brant Reif

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Polk County, IA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Little Yellow common
  • Bronze Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Viceroy common
  • Monarch abundant
Aug 14

Carlo-Angelo Moore

Jersey City Home Garden
Hudson County, NJ

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Silver-spotted Skipper

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
Aug 14

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in backyard butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • American Snout
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 14

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

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Peck's Skipper

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Little Glassywing

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Common Checkered-Skipper

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
Aug 14

Inga Kemp

Hardwick NJ
Warren County, NJ

First Gray Hairstreak sighting in the backyard butterfly garden!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
Aug 14

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Alan Wells
60-68 Sun and clouds

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
Aug 14

Michael Diederich

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

First Giant Swallowtail seen at this location for 2014.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
Aug 14

Carole Mebus

Mariton Wildlife Preserve
Northampton County, PA

I consider any hairstreak a good find.

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Red-banded Hairstreak

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
Aug 14

Michael Drake

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

Most of the butterflies were seen in the butterfly garden.
There were 8 Zabulon females.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 21
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 9
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 29
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 26
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 73
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 5
Aug 13

Jim Egbert

county roads 12,26,and bay rd;south side of weeks bay
Baldwin County, AL

Today I came across two of the highly migratory butterflies that pass through this area. Both are also are native to this region; but
have not been seen since late winter; plus I sighted the 1st Monarch of the season yesterday.

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
Aug 13

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
Aug 13

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 13

Allen Belden

Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest
Buckingham County, VA

Buckingham County portion only: Route 640 and Walker, Slate River, and Glover Forest Roads. Mix of clouds and sun, threat of rain at times, high in the lower 80s.

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Harvester

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Appalachian Brown

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Hoary Edge

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Southern Cloudywing

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Horace's Duskywing

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Swarthy Skipper

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Harvester 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 24
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 52
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 17
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Carolina Satyr 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hoary Edge 5
  • Southern Cloudywing 11
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
Aug 13

Carlo-Angelo Moore

Jersey City Home Garden
Hudson County, NJ

Sighted between 2-2:30 PM.

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Silver-spotted Skipper

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Eastern Comma

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
Aug 13

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

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Fiery Skipper

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 8
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 4
Aug 13

sheri

Sarnia
Lambton County, ON

My first Hummingbird Clearwing sighting. They love my butterfly bush!

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Hummingbird Clearwing

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Red Admiral

  • Black Swallowtail abundan
  • Giant Swallowtail common
  • Red Admiral 1
Aug 13

Ellen Kellich

Backyard garden
Mercer County, NJ

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Black Swallowtail

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Monarch

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Monarch

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Monarch 5
Aug 12

Barbara DeWitt

Tree Tops Park/Pine Island Ridge Natural Area, Davie
Broward County, FL

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Malachite

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • White Peacock 25
  • Malachite 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
Aug 12

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge Tswp (backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
Aug 12

Barbara DeWitt

Tree Tops Park/Pine Island Ridge Natural Area, Davie
Broward County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • White Peacock 25
  • Malachite 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
Aug 11

Erica Wéry

Cedar Rapids SE side, near Erskine Elementary School
Linn County, IA

Medium Dark Eastern Tiger Swallowtail found on a large Canadian Thistle bush.

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
Aug 11

John Heyse

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

70F

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Woodland Skipper

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sandhill Skipper 4
  • Sachem 2
  • Woodland Skipper 5
Aug 11

Michael Coelln

Tomball, TX...Our backyard butterfly garden
Harris County, TX

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Gulf Fritillary

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
Aug 11

Carole Mebus

Traugers Farm Market, Kintnersville
Bucks County, PA

The rows of flowers, particularly the zinnias, in the farm fields are productive butterfly places. I was stunned to see a giant swallowtail among them.

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Giant Swallowtail

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
Aug 11

Meredith Mays

Backyard garden
Fulton County, GA

First Monarch sighting of 2014! Also a dark morph and 2 yellow E. TST.

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Monarch

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Monarch 1
Aug 11

Jim Wilkinson

Corner of Keymar & Good Intent Roads
Frederick County, MD

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Black Swallowtail

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
Aug 11

John Lampkin

Rockland County Country Club Golf Course
Rockland County, NY

Periodic survey with Matt Ceplo, Groundskeeper
Sunny 78-82

  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 17
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 44
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 15
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 16
Aug 11

Rich Kelly

Caumsett State Park
Suffolk County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 200
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 20
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Peck's Skipper 10
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 45
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
Aug 11

Maura McLaughlin

Poor House Farm Park
Berkeley County, WV

  • Clouded Sulphur C
  • Gray Hairstreak C
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 2
Aug 11

Sue Sutherland

Mumford Cove in Groton
New London County, CT

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Giant Swallowtail

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Giant Swallowtail

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
Aug 10

Kristina Miller

our backyard in Princeton, NJ
Mercer County, NJ

Only the 2nd giant swallowtail we’ve every seen in our backyard.

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Giant Swallowtail

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Giant Swallowtail

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
Aug 10

Henry Kindervatter

Horseshoe Bend Park
Hunterdon County, NJ

I had some time free at the end of my vacation week and decided to go up to Horseshoe bend to check out various areas. Several meadows had been freshly mowed and that decreased the area to be covered. There was a 10-15 mph breeze most of the time and it was in the low 80’s, but there were a fair number of butterflies out and about. I spent 2½ hours in various fields shooting pictures and counting butterflies.

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Peck's Skipper

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Peck's Skipper, Spicebush Swallowtail

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Great Spangled Fritillary

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 12
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 39
  • Peck's Skipper 17
Aug 10

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge Tswp (backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1
Aug 10

Harry Zirlin

Ward Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

White Admiral was a first for me here, although I have seen photos of it taken here by others. Giant Swallowtail I believe is first record for this locality, but it was just a matter of time, as they have been recorded in recent years to both the north and south of here. Individual was very fresh.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Admiral 1
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Common Ringlet 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper common
  • Tawny-edged Skipper common
  • Mulberry Wing 4
  • Dun Skipper 1
Aug 10

John Lampkin

Williamstown; various locations
Berkshire County, MA

Sheep Hill, Hopkins Memorial Forest, and yards
With Jane Lampkin, Marina Soucie and Pam Weatherby
78 -82
Other species were not counted but it was a four-fritillary day.

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Meadow Fritillary

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Atlantis Fritillary

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Aphrodite Fritillary

  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Atlantis Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary
Aug 10

Curtis A. Lehman

Youghiogheny River Trail
Allegheny County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 4
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
Aug 10

Bart Jones

Wapanocca WMA
Crittenden County, AR

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Fiery Skipper

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Phaon Crescent

  • Zebra Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange
  • American Snout
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Viceroy
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Least Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
Aug 10

Michael Diederich

Camp Fire Road Power Cut, Off Camp Fire Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 25
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 45
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
Aug 10

Meredith Mays

Atlanta - South Fulton - NABA certified garden
Fulton County, GA

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
Aug 10

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

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Viceroy

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Fiery Skipper

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
Aug 10

Glenn Koppel

Jennings Environmental Education Center
Butler County, PA

Includes 1 Hummingbird Clearwing

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Meadow Fritillary

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Red-spotted Purple

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Viceroy

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Bronze Copper

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Bronze Copper 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 10
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
Aug 10

Meredith Mays

Atlanta - South Fulton County
Fulton County, GA

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Orange Sulphur

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Red-spotted Purple

  • Orange Sulphur
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
Aug 9

Allan R. Loudell

State Game Lands 67 in southern Huntingdon County
Huntingdon County, PA

Arriving here before dusk for a night of mothing, several butterflies were still flying after 7:40 p.m.

(By the way, a good number of Silk moths, Sphinx moths, and Underwings, but the best moth for the night was the German Cousin!)

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
Aug 9

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 8
Aug 9

James L. Monroe

Industry, just off Ohio River
Beaver County, PA

2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
mostly sunny low 80’s

Eastern Tigers both females, one dark form

Note faint spot on dorsal forewing of E. Comma making it look almost like a Question Mark, dorsal and ventral views of same specimen.

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Eastern Comma

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Eastern Comma

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Hackberry Emperor

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Least Skipper

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 13
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 22
  • Least Skipper 15
  • Peck's Skipper 4
Aug 9

John Lampkin

Williamstown; Mountain Meadow Preserve
Berkshire County, MA

With Jane Lampkin and Marina Soucie
78 Sunny

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 21
  • Meadow Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 127
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Ringlet 12
  • Common Wood-Nymph 13
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Dun Skipper 3
Aug 9

Steven Rosenthal

various locations driving along Dune Road, Westhampton NY and vicinity
Suffolk County, NY

first I have seen in NY this year.

  • Monarch 6
Aug 9

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

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Silver-spotted Skipper

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Monarch egg

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Aug 9

Jeanette Klodzen

Sentry Trail - Antelope Island
Davis County, UT

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Melissa Blue 10+
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Yuma Skipper 1
Aug 9

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark +
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Viceroy
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 9

Inga Kemp

Hardwick Backyard Butterfly garden
Warren County, NJ

Unfortunately no camera handy for the Monarch’s visit which was the only sighting in the garden so far this year.

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Silver-spotted Skipper

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Meadow Fritillary

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Great Spangled Fritillary

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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Giant Swallowtail

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'Summer' Spring Azure

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eastern ti

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
Aug 9

Tom Palmer

saddle creek park
Polk County, FL

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Question Mark

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Zebra Heliconian

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Hackberry Emperor

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Tawny Emperor

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • White Peacock 17
  • Viceroy 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 5
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Carolina Satyr 9
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3
Aug 9

Meredith Mays

Atlanta backyard garden South Fulton
Fulton County, GA

Tiger Swallowtail on crape myrtle, Gray Hairstreak on blanket flower

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Gray Hairstreak

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
Aug 9

Russ Wilkerson

North Chili
Monroe County, NY

Several Peck’s Skippers mobbed my coneflowers, while Cabbage Whites and a White Admiral flew by.

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Peck's Skipper

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Peck's Skipper

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Peck's Skipper

  • Cabbage White common
  • White Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 6
Aug 9

Michael Diederich

Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 60
  • Pearl Crescent 24
  • Viceroy 3
  • Appalachian Brown 5
  • Common Ringlet 12
  • Common Wood-Nymph 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 56
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Mulberry Wing 3
Aug 9

Matt Irwin

My backyard garden
Dallas County, TX

Have 3 Monarchs flying around the garden for the last week plus. All three are males and they’re very lonely! They contantly chase each other around, thinking just maybe this time it’s a female. If one doesn’t show up soon, they may perish without being able to mate.

  • Monarch 3
Aug 9

Meredith Mays

South Fulton - Atlanta
Fulton County, GA

Had to share this

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Silver-spotted Skipper

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Aug 8

Henry Kindervatter

Henry Ford Estate, Dearborn, MI
Wayne County, MI

I took a couple of hours on my vacation to tour the Ford Estate grounds and look for butterflies. It was a beautiful day in the low 80’s with an intermittent breeze and lots of sun. The butterflies were mainly concentrated around a couple of butterfly-friendly gardens behind the house and near the side porch opposite the house. The diversity was low, due to few larval food plants, but the nectar sources were good.

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Peck's Skipper

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'Summer' Spring Azure

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 40
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 20
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 9
Aug 8

Adrienne Andrews

My Garden, Palm Harbor FL. Zip code 34684
Pinellas County, FL

Everybody is here! Lots of action, nectaring and egg laying! Paradise!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail x
  • Black Swallowtail x
  • Giant Swallowtail x
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail x
  • Palamedes Swallowtail x
  • Cabbage White x
  • Cloudless Sulphur x
  • Orange-barred Sulphur x
  • Cassius Blue x
  • Gulf Fritillary x
  • Zebra Heliconian x
  • Red Admiral x
  • White Peacock x
  • Viceroy x
  • Monarch x
  • Silver-spotted Skipper x
  • Florida Duskywing x
Aug 8

Michael Spingola

Backyard Kintnersvile, PA
Bucks County, PA

This is the sixth time I have seen a Giant Swallowtail in my yard since 2005.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Monarch 3
Aug 8

Denise Bittle, Jean Gutsmuth, Chris Herz

Bombay Hook NWR
Kent County, DE

  • Black Swallowtail 15
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 14
  • Cabbage White 36
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 16
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 40
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 27
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 19
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
Aug 8

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 8

Louise Lenthe Schaefer

at my home in the borough of Emmaus PA
Lehigh County, PA

on phlox paniculata. Have huge stands of common milkweed, never saw one on the milkweed

  • Monarch 1
Aug 8

Louise Lenthe Schaefer

Edge of the WOODS Native Plant Nursery Orefield PA
Lehigh County, PA

finally sighted one Monarch, mostly nectaring on Phlox paniculata

  • Monarch 1
Aug 8

Ellen Kellich

Lawrenceville
Mercer County, NJ

Backyard garden on Buddelia

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
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Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Discovered two monarch caterpillars this a.m.! They were on the same plant as well. What a joy!

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Pearl Crescent

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Monarch cateripillars

  • Cabbage White common
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 3
Aug 8

Jeanette Klodzen

Lamb's Canyon
Salt Lake County, UT

Started around 2pm

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White
  • Lilac-bordered Copper
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Atlantis Fritillary
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral
  • Woodland Skipper
Aug 8

Connie Briley Romaine

New Orleans
Orleans Parish, LA

  • Monarch 10
Aug 8

Rich Kelly, Mary Normandia

Sunken Meadow State Park
Suffolk County, NY

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  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 60
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
Aug 8

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Alan Wells
Sunny 68-76
Pearl Crescents showed overlapping broods

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Appalachian Brown 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 3
Aug 8

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

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Common Buckeye

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Dun Skipper 2
Aug 7

Amanda Gazzaway

Tomball, TX...Our backyard butterfly garden
Harris County, TX

We were lucky enough to notice the caterpillar a day before he pupated. I was so excited the chrysalis was in a place where I could watch and take pictures.

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  • Monarch 1
Aug 7

Nils Helstrom

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
Bucks County, PA

I am posting today to share a photo of an unusual hairstreak. There were many Juniper, Red-banded and Gray hairstreaks feeding on mountainmint… this particular individual seemed to have no color at all. It was not worn, in my opinion, but appeared to be naturally pale and colorless. I’d be interested in anyone’s thoughts on it. Incidentally, I saw no Sleepy Orange here.

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Gray Hairstreak

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak common
  • Gray Hairstreak common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak common
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Least Skipper 5+
  • Peck's Skipper common
  • Zabulon Skipper common
Aug 7

Brant Reif

Deerfield Trail near Silver City, Black Hills National Forest
Pennington County, SD

One tiger swallowtail flew past, but as both the Canadian and Western fly in the area I couldn’t identify it correctly.

Atlantis Fritillary was the unsilvered “Hesperis” form as I’ve also found the silvered “Atlantis” form flying in the same area in the past.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Melissa Blue abundant
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 2
  • Edwards' Fritillary 3
  • Atlantis Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
Aug 7

Carol Welsh

Manor Township rail trail
Lancaster County, PA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
Aug 7

Brendan Cramphorn

Cedar Pond, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Essex County, MA

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Giant Swallowtail

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 4
Aug 7

John Lampkin

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

With Jane Lampkin
(part of a larger informal outing)

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
Aug 7

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Monarch 1
Aug 7

Michael Drake

High School Park, Elkins Park
Montgomery County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
Aug 7

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 12
Aug 7

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Montgomery County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 20
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 42
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 58
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 22