Recent sightings

Oct 23

Steven Glynn

Keener Park and nearby areas in West Chester
Butler County, OH

Sunny and 58 degrees

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
Oct 22

Jim Egbert

Mexico Beach, and Gulf Co.;Port St Joe, St Joe Bay Buffer Preserve, and Indian Pass;into Franklin Co.;Apalachicola River Cassway, East Point, and Carrabella.
Bay County, FL

No A.jatrophae; again. Monarchs are coming now the river, and they are lots of them,(they are noticeable as road kill). The causeway between the City of Apalachicola, and East Point was awash with butterflies.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Gulf Fritillary superabundant
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch common
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper superabundant
Oct 22

John Heyse

Point Richmond, Chevron Research
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Umber Skipper 1
Oct 22

Daniel Jones

Our yard in Weslaco
Hidalgo County, TX

Seen during checks of yard from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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Ocola Skipper

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Southern Broken-Dash

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Southern Broken-Dash

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 170
  • Soldier 1
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1
Oct 21

Jim Egbert

public access points to Santa Rosa Sound in Santa Rosa, Okaloosa Co, and in Walton Co. Pt.Washington State Forest, and east side Old Pamama City bridge ramp.
Santa Rosa County, FL

Road trip; to locate links to the east of the White Peacock, Anartia jatrophae,.The trip failed to produce any sighting, it did find that the elements for a link, larval food plants, and open spaces with lots of the flowers that the adults nectar on are all present. This days trip produced sighting of Monarchs at all but 2 of 9 stops; and 6 were seen at the Navarra Butterfly House(closed for the season) gardens.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 14
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Ocola Skipper abundant
Oct 21

John Heyse

Pt. Richmond, Chevron Research
Contra Costa County, CA

  • American Lady 1
  • Umber Skipper 1
Oct 21

Jim Wilkinson

Doctor Patel Drive, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

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Common Checkered-Skipper

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
Oct 21

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

Black Swallowtail was a male and very fresh

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Fiery Skipper

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Common Checkered-Skipper

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Painted Lady

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Black Swallowtail

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Black Swallowtail

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
Oct 20

Maura McLaughlin

near Winchester Medical Center
Frederick County, VA

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Monarch

  • Monarch 1
Oct 20

Jim Egbert

Linholm Rd & on Co Rd 87;then Atmore Al
Baldwin County, AL

Went inland from the coast looking for Monarchs; in hopes of finding more than scattered singles. No luck. The sulphurs were more common than nearer the water. Another nice day for a drive; we are in our fall weather pattern, dry, cool morning, and warming to low 80s in the afternoon.

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Yehl Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4
Oct 20

Mary Arneson

Minneapolis, home garden in southwest corner
Hennepin County, MN

Monarch butterfly visiting marigolds today, after seeing none for a week or so.

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Monarch

  • Monarch 1
Oct 19

Jim Egbert

E Canal Dr Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Another sunny; but cooler day upper 70s pm. No traveling today, no variety, but no lack of abundance. Gulf Fritillary were streaming by all day, it was like a bicycle race; one right after another, then a small cluster, a short pause, and here they come again. This was from about 2 hours after sun up to a slowing, and ending about a 1.5 hours before sunset.

  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
Oct 19

Bart Jones

Country Lane
Decatur County, TN

A red maple tree was oozing sap down the trunk and attracting butterflies. 7 Question Marks, 2 Eastern Commas, 1 Mourning Cloak, 1 Red Admiral, and 1 Red-spotted Purple

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Red Admiral

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Question Mark

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Eastern Comma

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 7
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
Oct 19

Daniel Jones

Our yard in Weslaco
Hidalgo County, TX

Checking our yard periodically during NASCAR and football.

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Long-tailed Skipper

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Long-tailed Skipper

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Guava Skipper

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Monarch

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Bordered Patch 8
  • Vesta Crescent 3
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 75
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
Oct 19

Dr. Howard B. Eskin

Our Harleysville, PA Backyard
Montgomery County, PA

We have been without butterflies for three weeks now but today my grandkids spotted a beautiful male Monarch hanging out on a Split Maple Tree.

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Monarch

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Monarch

  • Monarch 1
Oct 19

Steven Glynn

Cleveland Metroparks, Lakefront Reservation
Cuyahoga County, OH

Sunny and 52 degrees

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
Oct 18

Mark Salvato

Big Pine Key
Monroe County, FL

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Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

  • Great Southern White 6
  • Large Orange Sulphur 12
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 75
  • Cassius Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 15
  • Hammock Skipper 52
  • Florida Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 14
Oct 18

Jim Egbert

28th Ave & Oyster Bay Rd Gulf Shores to Bay Rd W.Magnolia Spring and the Weeks Bay Reserve
Baldwin County, AL

In all miles traveled to day there was only one Monarch sighted, but I also sighted another Funereal Skipper, It was a nice warm day clear temps in the low 80s.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Gray Hairstreak common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Viceroy 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash common
  • Ocola Skipper common
Oct 18

James Shelton

Cumberland Marsh Preserve
New Kent County, VA

  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3
Oct 18

Jeanette Klodzen

White Rock Trail - Antelope Island
Davis County, UT

Many Cow Path Tiger Beetles out today

  • Checkered White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 4+
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 10+
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 20+
Oct 18

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

From 10:15 AM to 1:00 PM, I didn’t worry about numbers today hoping to see yesterday’s Gilbert’s Flasher.

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Zebra Heliconian

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Glazed Pellicia

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Glazed Pellicia

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Purple-washed Skipper

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Julia's Skipper

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Dorantes Longtail

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Southern Dogface 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 6
  • Lyside Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 20
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 3
  • Red-bordered Pixie 1
  • American Snout 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Tawny Emperor 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 500
  • Soldier 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Glazed Pellicia 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Julia's Skipper 5
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 20
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 4
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 6
  • Purple-washed Skipper 1
Oct 18

John E. DiOrio

in the center of Chatsworth, NJ, at the cranberry festival.
Ocean County, NJ

The monarch flew right in front of me while I was in the middle of a large crowd.

  • Monarch 1
Oct 18

Taffy Herridge

Sam Rayburn Lake
San Augustine County, TX

We have had many Gulf Fritillary in the yard this year but this one is the first one with this coloring. Is this a winter form? aberrant?

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Gulf Fritillary

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
Oct 17

Mark Salvato

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

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • White Peacock 1
  • Florida Leafwing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Baracoa Skipper 4
Oct 17

Andrew Block

Bauer Park, Madison,
New Haven County, CT

All seen in the Community Garden.

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 6+
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 4+
  • Monarch common
  • Fiery Skipper 7+
Oct 17

ALAN SCHMIERER

California Gulch
Santa Cruz County, AZ

Started morning at rain and 59 degrees, then warmed up a little with on and off sun. This report is just to document the continuing influx of this species. We covered only about 0.2 miles of the canyon.

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Elf

  • Elf 13
Oct 17

Ronda G Spink

Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo County, MI

The Monarch was seen flying across Drake Road

  • Monarch 1
Oct 17

Jim Egbert

Gulf Bay Rd Orange Beach ,and Gulf State Park as well as E 29th Ave at E 1st St Gulf Shores Al
Baldwin County, AL

Didn’t get very far today; cool again upper 50s am to about 80 this afternoon. Nice mix today; another Funeral Duskywing, and a new location for the White Peacock. Today there has been a big come back of the Ocola Skippers.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 9
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 12+
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash common
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper abundant
Oct 17

Michael Diederich

Piermont Pier, Piermont
Rockland County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 7
Oct 17

Michael Diederich

Power Cut off Old Chappaqua Road, Old Chappaqua Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
Oct 17

Jeffrey Glassberg

Convent Station
Morris County, NJ

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Sachem

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Sachem 3
Oct 17

Jim Wilkinson

Doctor Patel Drive, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

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Wild Indigo Duskywing

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Variegated Fritillary

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 2
Oct 16

Jim Egbert

Ft Morgan, to Mobile St. Gulf Shores, to Hwy 161 Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Cool start to the day; but warmed to mid 70s by 9. Light winds didn’t hold down anything today. Gulf Fritillary are every where you looked.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye common
  • White Peacock 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Southern Broken-Dash common
  • Palatka Skipper 4
  • Dion Skipper 6
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper common
Oct 16

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

From 9-45 AM till 3:45 PM. Queens were counted and estimated.

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Glazed Pellicia

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Glazed Pellicia

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Nysa Roadside-Skipper

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Orange Sulphur

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Red-bordered Pixie

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Sickle-winged Skipper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Lyside Sulphur 8
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 5
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 40
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • Fatal Metalmark 5
  • Red-bordered Pixie 1
  • American Snout 20
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 3
  • Phaon Crescent 15
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 6
  • Tropical Leafwing 3
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Tawny Emperor 100
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 1000
  • Soldier 3
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Glazed Pellicia 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 20
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Laviana White-Skipper 10
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Julia's Skipper 4
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 10
  • Clouded Skipper 30
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 50
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Sachem 4
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 8
  • Eufala Skipper 8
Oct 16

Jeffrey Glassberg

Convent Station
Morris County, NJ

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Monarch

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Sachem 2
Oct 15

ALAN SCHMIERER

Harshaw Road at Red Mt Road, Patagonia Mts
Santa Cruz County, AZ

2 at this location and 2 more at nearby location.

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Barred Yellow

  • Barred Yellow 4
Oct 15

Ronda G Spink

Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo County, MI

The Monarchs were seen:
KL Nature Preserve on KL Ave.
corner of Vassar Dr. and Pasadena St.
The weather was mostly cloudy and 62 degrees

  • Monarch 2
Oct 15

James Shelton

6900 Atmore Dr
Richmond city, VA

Was flying in a light rain.

  • Monarch 1
Oct 15

Jim Egbert

Hwy 180 W. Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Nice cool day upper 50s AM to Upper 70s PM, winds being calmer today helped the species that are not as strong fliers as those from the past couple of days. Vacation starts tomorrow; Yea! I will see if the Monarchs are inland, and have not made it to the coast yet. The Gulf Fritillary where holding about 30 miles inland for several weeks before moving to the coast I’ll explore the same area where the Gulf Fritillary holding before their moved. It may still be to early, because of the numbers still coming from up north; in the central south, and along the central Atlantic coast .

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
Oct 15

Allyson O'Connor

Basking Ridge
Somerset County, NJ

I have a total of 6 Monarchs here today. I managed to get three of them in one shot!

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Oct 15

Andrew Block

coner of Central Park Ave. and Yonkers Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Monarch 1
Oct 15

Andrew Block

corner of Mile Square Rd. and Central Park Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Monarch 1
Oct 14

Jeanette Klodzen

approx. 1800E and 2100S
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Monarch 1
Oct 14

Jim Egbert

Hwy 180 W Gulf Shores Al
Baldwin County, AL

Cleared over night, winds were diminishing during the day and were westerly. The heavy rain and wind did only minor damage to the Spanish Nettle patches, but there was very little activity on them, late in the afternoon. The lawn remains quite active, but still limited in the variety of its visitors

  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
Oct 14

Sarah Hille

Douglassville, in a development
Berks County, PA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Monarch 1
Oct 14

John Heyse

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

82F, 80F

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Western Pygmy-Blue

  • Cabbage White 19
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 10
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 16
  • Sandhill Skipper 4
  • Umber Skipper 4
Oct 14

Daniel Jones

Our yard in Weslaco
Hidalgo County, TX

10:00 AM to 4:30 PM Lately it been hard to see ten species of butterflies in our yard but they arrived in mass today.

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Gray Hairstreak

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Fiery Skipper

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Vesta Crescent

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Sickle-winged Skipper

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Monarch

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Cassius Blue, Ceraunus Blue

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Lyside Sulphur 12
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • American Snout 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Elada Crescent 2
  • Vesta Crescent 5
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 120
  • Soldier 1
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 3
Oct 14

James Shelton

Dutch Gap Conservation Area
Chesterfield County, VA

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
Oct 14

Michael Diederich

Friends Nursery School, Route 120, Chappaqua, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Monarch 1
Oct 14

Michael Diederich

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

  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Monarch 1
Oct 14

Carole Mebus

Mariton Wildlife Preserve
Northampton County, PA

Eastern Commas were at the rotted fruit under the paw paw tree.

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Eastern Comma

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Eastern Comma

  • Eastern Comma 6
Oct 13

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

The Gray Hairstreak was very fresh for this time of year.

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Painted Lady

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Eastern Comma

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Gray Hairstreak

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Sachem 1
Oct 13

Jim Egbert

Hwy 180 W.Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

The wind really picked up today ahead of a frontal boundary, but it was only partly cloudy, and it was warm, with the rain showers missed this area all day. There were only two butterflies that where seen in todays winds. One was riding the wind, and the other hugged the ground.

  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Fiery Skipper common
Oct 13

Daniel Jones

Big Bend National Park, Pine Canyon Trail
Brewster County, TX

Two mile hike up Pine Canyon Trail from parking area to pour off.

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Lyside Sulphur

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Question Mark

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Mexican Yellow

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California Sister

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Theona Checkerspot

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Rawson's Metalmark

  • Checkered White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 40
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Mexican Yellow 25
  • Sleepy Orange 30
  • Dainty Sulphur 25
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Reakirt's Blue 20
  • Rawson's Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 15
  • Variegated Fritillary 30
  • Theona Checkerspot 1
  • Bordered Patch 10
  • Elada Crescent 30
  • Texan Crescent 5
  • Vesta Crescent 10
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • California Sister 8
  • Common Mestra 15
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 4
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 20
  • Orange Skipperling 20
Oct 13

Jan Dauphin

Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

Rare stray to south Texas

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Manuel's Skipper

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Manuel's Skipper

  • Manuel's Skipper 1
Oct 12

Renee Davis

Bashakill, Wurtsboro
Sullivan County, NY

While doing our sixth Big Sit for Bird Watchers Digest, Sullivan County Audubon members counted 17 Monarchs passing by on their southward migration. Our circle is in the main parking lot by the stop sign trail on Haven Rd.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 17
Oct 12

Jim Egbert

Hwy 180 W. Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

The lawn at my work has several small low lying flowering plants; that are growing in it, which are drawing, and holding a small number of butterflies for most of the day; Skippers mostly.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Fiery Skipper common
Oct 12

Stephen Buckingham

Mountainside Park, Pequannock
Morris County, NJ

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Common Checkered-Skipper

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Common Checkered-Skipper

  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
Oct 12

Andrew Block

DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst,
Bergen County, NJ

Also had a Polygonia sp. of some kind.

  • Cabbage White 7+
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Monarch 2
Oct 12

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
Oct 12

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

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Fiery Skipper

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
Oct 12

Carole Mebus

Delaware Canal State Park, the towpath 2 miles south of Easton
Northampton County, PA

First Common Buckeye I have spotted since 2012.

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Common Buckeye

  • Common Buckeye 1
Oct 11

Barbara Peck

Santee Lakes
San Diego County, CA

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
Oct 11

Jim Egbert

Oyster Bay Rd and Hwy 180 at Veterans Rd #2 Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

I found another Funereal Duskywing today; the back drop was the white Spanish Nettles that it was visiting, made it difficult to spot the white of is white fringe.
The sighting window is getting short. The butterflies are acting like teenagers, by laying around all morning. I’ll see butterflies setting, and sunning for at least 2 hours after sunrise before they start move about, and with daylight getting short; locating and observe is becoming problematic. The shadows becoming longer; looks to discourage feeding on the shaded food sources, adding to the challenge.

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Palatka Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 4
Oct 10

Jim Egbert

Hwy 161 Orange Beach,and Hwy 180 west Gulf Shores AL
Baldwin County, AL

Mostly sunny, and summer like temps upper 60s night to mid 80s day, same as day before. Wind was a little stronger still less than 15mph.But the numbers where down.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Viceroy 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Ocola Skipper 8