Recent sightings

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline Park, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

64F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 2

Monarch

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Pipevine Swallowtail

Jim Egbert

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

It has been more than a week since I’ve seen a Monarch, it looks like they have moved away from the coast.Today was a nice surprise the rain held off, and a strong southerly wind blew the sea fog out making for mostly sunny, warm day; temps were in the mid 70s

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1

Daniel Jones

Yturria Brush tract of Lower Rio Grande NWR
Hidalgo County, TX

from 10:20 AM to 2:00 PM, 1.5 miles.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 20
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Vesta Crescent 30
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 5
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 4
  • Common Sootywing 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 4
  • Eufala Skipper 5

Nysa Roadside-Skipper

Sickle-winged Skipper

Common Streaky-Skipper

Common Streaky-Skipper

Texas Powdered-Skipper

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Santa Ana NWR
Hidalgo County, TX

Great fun!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 6
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Mexican Yellow

Celia's Roadside-Skipper

John Heyse

Miller Shoreline Park, Pt. Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

63F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Western Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Western Pine Elfin

Common Checkered-Skipper

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

62F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • West Coast Lady 1

Pipevine Swallowtail

West Coast Lady

John Heyse

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

62, 60F

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Large Marble 2
  • Silvery Blue 6
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 2

Mylitta Crescent

Silvery Blue

Large Marble

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

After several days of overcast skies and rain on Saturday, the weather was perfect on Sunday. 80-degress, light breeze. FL (45).

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 19
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 14
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 23

American Lady

Brian Kirshner

Burleigh Murray State Park
San Mateo County, CA

Upper 60s. Light breeze

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 4
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Field Crescent 3
  • Mylitta Crescent 8
  • Satyr Comma 3
  • Oreas Comma 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

54F felt warmer

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Painted Lady 1

John Heyse

Donner Canyon, Mt. Diablo
Contra Costa County, CA

62F

  • Propertius Duskywing 1

Propertius Duskywing

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Estero Llano Grande State Park, Weslaco
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Queen 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Clouded Skipper

Checkered White

Fatal Metalmark

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

66F

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 3

Ken Wilson

Alum Rock Park, San Jose
Santa Clara County, CA

69F and breezy.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sara Orangetip common
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Sonoran Blue 4
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Common Ringlet common

Sonoran Blue

Acmon Blue

Common Ringlet

Ken Wilson

Sunol Regional Wilderness, Sunol
Alameda County, CA

67F and sunny before giving way to cloudy skies.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sara Orangetip common
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet common
  • Propertius Duskywing 4

John Heyse

at home Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

66F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Anise Swallowtail 1

John Heyse

George Miller Shoreline Park, Pt. Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

62F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Silvery Blue 5
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 1

Silvery Blue

Ken Wilson

Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont
Alameda County, CA

A high of 63, partly cloudy with gusty winds. All except Monarch were seen hilltopping.

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

John Heyse

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

62,59F

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 1

Cabbage White

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Mourning Cloak

Monarch

Jim Egbert

East Canal, Gulf Shores,and Roscoe Rd Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Today was the 2nd consecutive day in the 70s,with lows that stayed in the low 60s. This triggered some early emergence of our local species.These are dwarfs when compared to later broods. They are less 1/2 the size of their warmer weather parents and offspring; two of the best examples are the Black Swallowtail and Variegated Fritillary,both observed on this day.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Karl and Dorothy Legler

National Butterfly Center, at Mission.
Hidalgo County, TX

Low 80’s and virtually no wind. Great area! Most exciting was one Monarch, the first we have encountered in Texas this year!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • American Snout 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • Vesta Crescent 4
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • Red Admiral 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 6
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper MANY
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper MANY
  • Laviana White-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Black Swallowtail

Southern Skipperling

White Peacock

Monarch

Ron Smith

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve
Okeechobee County, FL

w/B.Ahern. Campers told us on the morning of the 20th temps reached 27 at daybreak. Things were fairly slow today with only a few thistles in partial bloom.

  • Black Swallowtail 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 13
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 1

Palmetto Skipper

Dennis Holmes

Along Trinity Mtn Road, 2 miles North of French Gulch.
Shasta County, CA

Very windy with gusts up to 25 mph so not many on the wing.

  • Mustard White 5
  • Sara Orangetip 6
  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Spring Azure 5
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 5

Spring Azure

Brown Elfin

Brian Kirshner

Burleigh Murray State Park
San Mateo County, CA

Low 60s light breeze. First skippers of the year.

  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 6
  • Field Crescent 3
  • Mylitta Crescent 6
  • Satyr Comma 3
  • Oreas Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 3

Chris Tenney

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

sunny and warm, 85 F
windy AM 15-25, light winds PM

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 3
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 9
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 16
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Vesta Crescent 3
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 6
  • White Peacock 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 14
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Two-barred Flasher 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 8
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 5

Two-barred Flasher

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline Park, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

60F
The Painted Lady was fresh but smaller than a Cabbage White.

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Laurel Rhodes

T. Mabry Carlton Reserve, Venice FL
Sarasota County, FL

With Dusty Rhodes (photo). Walked 2 hrs mid-day when temp jumped to mid 70s. Hairstreaks were nectaring on native Blueberry.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Queen 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

John Heyse

Perkins Canyon, Mt. Diablo
Contra Costa County, CA

62-65F
Mustard White male on blue dick.
Silvery Blue male

  • Mustard White 5
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Dennis Holmes

All along Cline Gulch Road which is just out of the town of French Gulch west of Redding
Shasta County, CA

  • Mustard White 3
  • Sara Orangetip 10
  • Brown Elfin 8
  • Spring Azure common
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma 2
  • California Tortoiseshell 12
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Propertius Duskywing 6

Spring Azure

California Tortoiseshell

Spring Azure

Ken Wilson

Alum Rock Park, San Jose
Santa Clara County, CA

Surveyed with Bill and Ginger Shepard. Started at 1145, 60F with sun just breaking through clouds. Warmed up to 66F.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 3
  • Sara Orangetip common
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Sonoran Blue 3
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Ringlet common