Recent sightings

John Gorey

Sycamore Canyon and California Gulch
Santa Cruz County, AZ

I walked Sycamore on Monday and saw one Blackened Bluewing. On Tuesday I walked California Gulch and saw 2 far down canyon and then another by one of the livestock pools on the road back. I spoke with another man on the way out who was looking for butterflies and he had seen one too! He was right by Pena Lake where the road turns to gravel. Something is going on there seems to be an influx this week.

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  • Pipevine Swallowtail abundant
  • Giant Swallowtail common
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail common
  • Checkered White common
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Mexican Yellow abundant
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Dainty Sulphur abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Leda Ministreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 4
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue common
  • Spring Azure common
  • Fatal Metalmark superabundant
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Tiny Checkerspot abundant
  • Elada Crescent 5
  • Texan Crescent superabundant
  • Common Buckeye superabundant
  • Tropical Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy common
  • Blackened Bluewing 3
  • Tropical Leafwing 2
  • Empress Leilia common
  • Queen 5
  • Arizona Skipper 2
  • Acacia Skipper 3
  • Gold-costa Skipper 1
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing common
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Meridian Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing common
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing common
  • Tropical Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • White-barred Skipper common
  • Cestus Skipper 2
  • Sheep Skipper common
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 5
  • Texas Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Dotted Roadside-Skipper 3

Blackened Bluewing

Steven Glynn

Bayshore areas- Hansey Creek to Bevan WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Undetermined anglewing sp seen flying as well.

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 7

Mourning Cloak

Spring Azure

Curtis A. Lehman

Murrysville
Westmoreland County, PA

First butterflies of the year.

  • Eastern Comma 2

Jim Wilkinson

Scaggsville
Howard County, MD

Mourning Cloak flying north up wooded stream valley

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Michael Diederich

A1A Highway - between Boca Raton and Boynton Beach
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Monarch 4

Michael Diederich

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 7
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Mangrove Skipper 1

Jean Evoy

Arcadia
DeSoto County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail common
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Whirlabout common
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Oak Hairstreak

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd. Orange Beach;Dry Creek Rd,and Co Rd.9 north Marlow;Bohemian Park Fairhope,5 Rivers Delta Resource Center Spanish Fort
Baldwin County, AL

Morning showers with southerly breeze,temps started in the mid 60s.Stopped at several points along the way on the way to Mobile Bay Causeway,and found a pretty green hairstreak along the way, Hessel’s Hairsteak

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak common
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Carolina Satyr +15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Mike Murphy

Mark West Springs Road at Petrified Forest Road
Sonoma County, CA

Many spring butterflies seen today. Weather warm and sunny. 75 degrees F. Not many California Dogface flying yet. No images to post from today. I think I am about three weeks early to see spring brood adults?

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Western White 2
  • Spring Azure 6
  • California Tortoiseshell 5
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet 10
  • Monarch 2

Mike Murphy

Franz Valley Road
Sonoma County, CA

Oak Woodland and chaparral habitat along Franz Valley Road just past the Napa County line at aprox 1500 ft elevation. Weather mild 75 degrees F. Sunny. No males seen today. Probably a tad early for this far North.

  • California Dogface 3F

Warren A. Jacobs

Fulmer Rd Spring Mount
Montgomery County, PA

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Michael Diederich

Gulf Stream Beach, Boynton Beach
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Monarch 1

Jim Egbert

East Canal Rd.Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Partly to mostly cloudy,temp in the mid 60s after low 40s this AM.winds have returned to southerly.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2

Ron Smith

San Felasco Hammock
Alachua County, FL

45 at dawn, warmed to upper 60s by 3 PM. No luck with Yucca Giant-Skipper.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • Carolina Satyr 38
  • Little Wood-Satyr 23
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Southern Cloudywing

Little Wood-Satyr

Jim Egbert

Mobile St.,& Gulf Shores Plantation Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Cold for this time of year low to mid 40s this AM, it warmed to the mid 60s by the afternoon and the wind switched to southerly. Bright and sunny which made places on of the wind feel even warmer.Todays sighting were out of the wind.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Ken Wilson

San Pablo Reservoir, El Sorbrante
Contra Costa County, CA

71F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 20
  • Anise Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sara Orangetip 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Western Pine Elfin 3
  • Silvery Blue common
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 17
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Western Pine Elfin

Daniel Jones

Sabal Palm Sancturary, Brownsville
Cameron County, TX

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 8
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Walker's Metalmark 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Mazans Scallopwing 10
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 20
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 20
  • Clouded Skipper 20
  • Double-dotted Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 10

Walker's Metalmark

Dotted Skipper

Double-dotted Skipper

Double-dotted Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Sentry Trail - Antelope Island
Davis County, UT

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Becker's White
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mylitta Crescent

john heyse

Mt. Diablo - Devils Elbow to Regency Gate
Contra Costa County, CA

70F with David Rawlinson
6 Edith’s at Devils Pulpit, 6 at Bald Ridge

  • Anise Swallowtail 3
  • Pale Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Large Marble 1
  • Sara Orangetip 7
  • Thicket Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Edith's Checkerspot 12
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 8

Edith's Checkerspot

Edith's Checkerspot

Edith's Checkerspot

Karl and Dorothy Legler

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

A little over an hour.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 3
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Queen 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 4
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Giant Swallowtail

Tropical Leafwing

Sickle-winged Skipper

Common Mellana

Jeanette Klodzen

Grandeur Peak - Millcreek Canyon
Salt Lake County, UT

Elevation from 5900-8200ft.

Saw Whites hill-topping at the peak. They didn’t land to be identified.

The Sheridan Hairstreaks (and Brown Elfin) were around 7000+ ft.

  • Anise Swallowtail 4+
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 5
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 5+
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 5+
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Sheridan's Hairstreak

Kathy Barylski

Gambril SP; High Knob
Frederick County, MD

First warm day after a long cold winter. Temp reached 70. 1 hr 3:30-4:30 pm

  • Question Mark 1-2
  • Mourning Cloak 2-3

Jim Egbert

Meaher State Park/5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, Spanish Fort
Baldwin County, AL

Cloudy with showers most of the afternoon, temps in mid 60s. Sightings were as the showers started and during a break in the showers.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley, California
San Bernardino County, CA

In my butterfly garden.

  • Cabbage White 1

Cabbage White

Scott Anderson

Home butterfly garden
Cobb County, GA

First Spring Azure (form Violacea) of the year.

  • Spring Azure 1

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach and Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve,Fish River Point
Baldwin County, AL

Mostly sunny, southerly breeze, temps in mid 70s. The numbers of Cloudless Sulphurs have gone down over the past week, as the season gos on they will almost become completely absent as the winter residents die out and the this early brood moves on.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 11
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak common
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • American Lady common
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 11
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

John Heyse

at home Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 17
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 13
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

Two-hour afternoon walk. First E.Tiger Swallowtail of the year. FL (64).

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 24
  • Cloudless Sulphur 34
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 11
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 26
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 13
  • Monarch 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 24
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Orange-barred Sulphur

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley, CAL
San Bernardino County, CA

Annual visitation in my butterfly garden of Swallowtail.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1

Scott Anderson

Home butterfly garden, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2

Dave Hanson, Karl and Dorothy Legler

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

87 degrees, sunny.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 2
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Texas Powdered-Skipper

Jim Egbert

Bay Rd West, Magnolia Springs
Baldwin County, AL

Partly cloudy and temps in the low 70s southerly breeze by afternoon.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Daniel Jones

Santa Ana NWR
Hidalgo County, TX

Most of these were seen along the tour road and particularly on the blooming verbena near the cemetery. The Carolina Satyr is the local South Texas Satyr.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 12
  • Checkered White 2
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 4
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • Bordered Patch 4
  • Vesta Crescent 3
  • Phaon Crescent 50
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 20
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Empress Leilia 5
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Guava Skipper 2
  • Two-barred Flasher 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 8
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 30
  • Laviana White-Skipper 10
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 8

Two-barred Flasher

Giant Swallowtail

Guava Skipper

Common Mellana

Scott Anderson

Home butterfly garden, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

First sighting of a Sleepy Orange this year. This shows the butterfly in its dry season (winter) form.

  • Sleepy Orange 1

Sleepy Orange

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Hidalgo County, TX

Sunny and 90 degrees! Abundant Phaon Crescents probably masked a few other scarce species.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 3
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 3
  • Julia's Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Red-bordered Metalmark

Mimosa Skipper

Reakirt's Blue

Fatal Metalmark

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Jim Egbert

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

Cloudy, and cool; off shore wind flow all day with temps in mid 60s.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • American Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

Leps seen in an hour and a half during the late afternoon

  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 16
  • White Peacock 8
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Obscure Skipper 7

Common Checkered-Skipper

Bart Jones

Eagle Lake WMA
Shelby County, TN

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1

Spring Azure

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Frontera Audubon in Weslaco
Hidalgo County, TX

These were found in the Old Orchard portion of the property. 2-3 additional species got away. Great place!

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Bordered Patch 6
  • Crimson Patch 6
  • Elada Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Queen 4
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Two-barred Flasher 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1

Bordered Patch

Crimson Patch

Clouded Skipper

Elada Crescent

Elada Crescent

Jim Egbert

Gulf State Park Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Rain early, stopped by mid morning and mostly sunny late morning; temp in upper 70s.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing common
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Tom Palmer

Ocala National Forest
Putnam County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 51
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Carolina Satyr 20
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 6
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Little Metalmark

Red Admiral

Mark Adams

Sugar Hollow, 12 miles w. of Charlottesville, VA
Albemarle County, VA

A fine afternoon at the border of winter & spring: sunny (0% clouds), 65-67 deg F, wind 5-10 mph, 03:15 - 04:50 pm EDT. Only Mourning Cloaks seen, though.

  • Mourning Cloak 4

Mourning Cloak

Laurel Rhodes

Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest
Hendry County, FL

With Dusty Rhodes (photos) and Jean McCollom. Saw 7 species in the interior on a native plant walk. Pineland Heliotrope was used by Crescents. Most butterflies were seen roadside nectaring on Horridulum thistle flowers. Laurel Wilt has arrived at the slough, a concern for butterflies using Persea as a host.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 23
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 35
  • Pearl Crescent 16
  • White Peacock 21
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Whirlabout 5

Whirlabout

Cloudless Sulphur

Jim Egbert

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

Mostly sunny and warm.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Dennis Holmes

McCloud Bridge area at the end of Gilman Rd.
Shasta County, CA

A glorious day! No wind and about 75 degrees. A six swallowtail day too!!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail common
  • Anise Swallowtail 10
  • Indra Swallowtail 4
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 15
  • Sara Orangetip 4
  • Spring Azure 30
  • Silvery Blue 25
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Mourning Cloak 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 12
  • Propertius Duskywing 20

Pipevine Swallowtail, Anise Swallowtail

Indra Swallowtail

Jeanette Klodzen

Sentry Trail - Antelope Island
Davis County, UT

Walked about 0.5-1 mile to Mushroom Springs. Hoping for Crescents.

UnID’d Sulphers flying

  • Becker's White
  • Checkered White
  • Mylitta Crescent 5

Jeanette Klodzen

White Rock Trail - Antelope Island
Davis County, UT

  • Cabbage White 1

Scott Anderson

Marietta
Cobb County, GA

Home butterfly garden, low 70s, first tiger swallowtail this year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Rob Santry

Eight Dollar Mountain / Illinois River Valley
Josephine County, OR

I got in a field trip to the Illinois River Valley and Eight Dollar Mountain in Josephine County Oregon to photograph butterflies before the rain set in. It is supposed to rain later today and it looks like it. Temperatures started out chilly in the high 40’s and warmed up to 62 degrees and partly sunny. I didn’t see a single butterfly ‘till noon.While eating lunch at the Eight Dollar Mountain Botanic Wayside I saw a Pearly Marble so I hit the trail up towards the peak. The biggest surprise was seeing an Indra Swallowtail!

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Indra Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 3
  • Pearly Marble 20
  • Sara Orangetip 15
  • Edith's Checkerspot 2

Pearly Marble

Brant Reif

Sears-Kay Ruins, Tonto National Forest
Maricopa County, AZ

My boys and I stopped for lunch at this pull-out in the Tonto National Forest and found quite a lot of hilltopping going on. Sunny, 12-2 PM.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail common
  • Checkered White common
  • Desert Orangetip
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 3
  • Spring Azure common
  • Fulvia Checkerspot
  • California Patch common
  • Variable Checkerspot

Brant Reif

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, Cave Creek Wash
Maricopa County, AZ

Last day of spring break. It had rained heavily the day before and it seemed like the butterflies were taking awhile to warm up and start flying about. My boys and I were out hiking the wash from about 10-11 AM.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail common
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Southern Dogface
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Spring Azure common
  • American Snout 2
  • California Patch 1
  • Texan Crescent
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Empress Leilia common
  • Queen 1

Mike A Rickard

Santa Ana NWR
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Chestnut Crescent 1

Chestnut Crescent

Jim Egbert

Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve;Pitcher Plant Bog
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny and warm again today.The pitcher plants are starting to rebound and are putting up flower heads.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 9

Jeanette Klodzen

Little Cottonwood Creek Trail
Salt Lake County, UT

Still snow on trail in the shady spots.

9 Commas — a mix of Hoary and Satyr

  • Satyr Comma
  • Hoary Comma
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Mike A Rickard

Santa Ana NWR
Hidalgo County, TX

Laying eggs on Noseburn (Tragia species)

  • Blue-eyed Sailor 1

Blue-eyed Sailor

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco
Hidalgo County, TX

Forecast was for partly sunny but it was mostly overcast. Apparently if it is warm (77 degrees) that’s good enough.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Queen 3
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Mazans Scallopwing 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Julia's Skipper 6
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 5

Brown Longtail

White Checkered-Skipper

Celia's Roadside-Skipper

Mazans Scallopwing

Julia's Skipper

Bordered Patch

Laviana White-Skipper

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd, Russian Rd Orange Beach,&Graham Creek Nature Preserve Foley
Baldwin County, AL

Another nice day rain showers stayed to the north,temp. in the low 80s with southerly breezes. It was a swallowtail butterfly day; 4 different kinds were sighted today. The target of the day was Carolina Satyr; looking for the newly identified, look alike.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Ken Wilson

Edgewood County Park & Preserve, Redwood City
San Mateo County, CA

77F. One unidentified lady.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 3
  • Brown Elfin 6
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Ringlet common

Spring Azure

Bramble Hairstreak

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

11 AM till 2 PM, cloudy, 70s

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 5
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 3
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 4
  • Brown-banded Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 6
  • Clouded Skipper 10
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2

Sachem

Common Mellana

Brown-banded Skipper

Brown-banded Skipper

Jim Egbert

Bon Secour NWR Gulf Shores,Ft Morgan,and Russian Rd Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Mostly sunny and upper 70s, Ft Morgan held good numbers of winter resident Monarchs in later Feb. The winter crowd is now gone.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Dun Skipper 1

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park / Mulberry Trees Area
Pinellas County, FL

This afternoon I found two Mallow Scrub-Hairstreaks. Both were nectaring on bidens and dodging attacking wasps.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • White Peacock 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

John Heyse

at home Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 16
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Scott Anderson

Marietta
Cobb County, GA

Butterfly garden

  • Question Mark 1

John Heyse

at home Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Painted Lady 13
  • Monarch 1

Jim Egbert

Oyster Bay Rd.Gulf Shores and Russian Rd.Orange Beach e
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny and warm,temps in the lower 80s,offshore breeze AM with a switch to onshore by noon; there was a lot of movement with the warmer temps.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Ken Wilson

Sunol Regional Wilderness, Sunol
Alameda County, CA

71F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Large Marble 2
  • Sara Orangetip 6
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Silvery Blue common
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 5
  • Variable Checkerspot 5
  • Common Buckeye common
  • California Sister 6
  • Common Ringlet 10
  • Propertius Duskywing 3

Chris Edwards

Gray Eagle Wildlife Reserve
Wapello County, IA

First butterfly of season.

  • Gray Comma 1

Jan Chu

Heil Valley OPen Space, Geer Watershed
Boulder County, CO

Broke a high record temperature in Denver at 89 degrees F. Full sun outdoors. No blossoms visible.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Hoary Comma 7
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Mourning Cloak 9

Jim Egbert

Roscoe & Russian Rd Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny summer day; offshore breeze AM,onshore by noon temps in low 80s. Everything in season is in bloom.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3

Ron Smith

Ocala Natl. Forest / Lake Delancy area
Marion County, FL

Very dry. Nothing was blooming. Duskywings were up and down the dirt road 1/2 mile west of campground entrance. FL (63).

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 9
  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Sleepy Duskywing 12

Sleepy Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Bart Jones

Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
Haywood County, TN

9 days after a 4-inch snow…74 F. First butterflies of the year.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Orange Sulphur

Mark Adams

Sugar Hollow, 12 miles west of Charlottesville
Albemarle County, VA

First-of-season Virginia butterflies on a sunny (0% cloud cover), warm (65-68 deg F), windy (10-20 mph) afternoon.

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Meredith Mays

DeKalb community garden area/Boulevard/Monroe
DeKalb County, GA

Two cabbage whites fluttering

  • Cabbage White 2

Tom Palmer

Stokes/Marion Creek
Polk County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1

Little Wood-Satyr

Silver-spotted Skipper

Ron & Lori Smith

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park
Collier County, FL

No mosquitoes. Thistle was blooming, but the water level was very low. The Three-spotteds and many of the Julias were along the West Main Tram Trail. FL (60).

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Metalmark 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 16
  • Zebra Heliconian 30
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 4
  • Delaware Skipper 15
  • Twin-spot Skipper 18

Three-spotted Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper