Recent sightings

John Heyse

alum rock park
Santa Clara County, CA

64F; with David Rawlinson

  • Mustard White 20
  • Sara Orangetip 9
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Sonoran Blue 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Sonoran Blue

Mustard White

Sara Orangetip

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Mid-60’s, nice day for a hike. Not many butterflies yet, but it was nice to see a Satyr Comma and a rather worn California Tortoiseshell.

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Red Admiral 3

California Tortoiseshell

Red Admiral

Satyr Comma

Jim Egbert

15th St.E and Kicker Rd
Tuscaloosa County, AL

Warm and sunny temps in the low 70s

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2

Barbara Peck

Anderson River Park
Shasta County, CA

At least 2 Mourning Cloaks along the wooded trails. We have had a lot of rainy days. The past two however were sunny though very cool.

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Tom Palmer

Stokes Preserve
Polk County, FL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Whirlabout 2

John Heyse

perkins canyon, mt. diablo
Contra Costa County, CA

57-61F
my first butterflies of the season

  • Mourning Cloak 3

Mourning Cloak

Jim Egbert

east 24th Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

warm,and cloudy with scattered shower.mid 60s

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

John Lampkin

Fort Desoto Park
Pinellas County, FL

With Jane Lampkin, Alan and Della Wells, Don and Liz Grozis. 67-72, sun & clouds.

  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

A single Spring Azure, first Blue seen in 2016 (for me).

  • Spring Azure 1

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Santa Anna NWR
Hidalgo County, TX

16 species. Highlights: Red-bordered Metalmark, Silver-banded Hairstreak and a male Great Southern White flew through.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Phaon Crescent 9
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Queen 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Lyside Sulphur

Red-bordered Metalmark

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Ken Wilson

Tijuana River Valley Regional Park
San Diego County, CA

Temp peaked at 66 degrees and winds were calm.

  • Marine Blue 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Monarch 6

Marine Blue

Randy Harrod

Schultz Preserve, Hillsborough Count, FL
Hillsborough County, FL

Park located near Gibsonton, FL off US 41 and Kracker Ave. Temps low 50’s and sunny

  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • White Peacock 2

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Frontera Audubon and Valley Nature Center, in Weslaco
Hidalgo County, TX

22 species. Sunny.

  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 8
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 7
  • Cassius Blue 7
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Queen 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 10

Cassius Blue

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Resaca de la Palma State Parkers
Cameron County, TX

18 species. Forecast was mostly sunny but it stayed overcast except for short period of occasional sun. Highlights: Blue Metalmark, Mimosa Yellow,female Common Melana, and a very worn Silver-banded Hairstreak.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Blue Metalmark 7
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Little Yellow

Common Mellana

Mimosa Yellow

Blue Metalmark

Ron Smith / Randy Harrod

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

Daybreak temps were at 50. By noon it had reached 60-62. Photos by Smith.

  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 12
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 14
  • American Lady 2
  • White Peacock 9
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Obscure Skipper 7

White Checkered-Skipper

American Lady

Michael Sandell

7298 A1A
St. Johns County, FL

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

John Lampkin

Bird Rookery Swamp, Naples
Collier County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
Stiff wind, 70

  • White Peacock 15
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Least Skipper

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Sabal Palm Sanctuary
Cameron County, TX

Temp 75. We had low expectations with very windy condition (30+). We were pleasantly surprised that 19 species were hanging on by their toenails! Highlights were Blue Metalmark, Mazan’s Scallopwing, Clytie Ministreak, and Common Melana.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 4
  • Clytie Ministreak 2
  • Blue Metalmark 3
  • White Peacock 1
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Mazans Scallopwing 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Common Mellana 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Clytie Ministreak

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Modello Wayside Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Pink-spot Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • White Peacock 3

Steven Glynn

Navy Wells Pineland Preserve
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 5
  • Queen 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1