Recent sightings

Nov 21

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

upper 40s this morning, warmed into the upper 60s with full sun. winds were building from the south ahead of another front, this one is not a polar front. Like the past week the action is on the hedges.

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 14
  • Ocola Skipper 3
Nov 21

John Lampkin

Shell Mound, Cockroach Bay
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
70 degrees, cloudy, windy

  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 7
  • Queen 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
Nov 20

Jim Egbert

Bon Secour NWR Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

It warmed into low 60s from the mid 30s AM. The warmth brought out the hungry butterflies, after 3 freezing and near freezing nights. This area of the NWR has a thick ever green broadleaf canopy with pines mixed in and provides shelter for both the butterflies and for the remaining wild flowers .

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 18
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 6
Nov 16

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

60s start but warmed to the low 70s and mostly cloudy. The butterflies are finding a hedge plant; I think is called Silverthorns or Thorny Olive; Elaeagnus pungens: irresistible.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 20+
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 12+
  • Monarch common
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 17
Nov 16

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

After a couple of days in the 40’s the butterflies have rebounded nicely.

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Violet-patched Skipper

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Violet-patched Skipper

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Marius Hairstreak

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Hecebolus Skipper

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Hecebolus Skipper

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Hecebolus Skipper

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Great Purple Hairstreak

  • Checkered White 1
  • Southern Dogface 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Marius Hairstreak 1
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 12
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 10
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 5
  • Red-bordered Pixie 10
  • American Snout 50
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Bordered Patch 4
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 3
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 6
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Tawny Emperor 50
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 500
  • Soldier 10
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Zilpa Longtail 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 5
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 2
  • White-patched Skipper 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 20
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Laviana White-Skipper 6
  • Violet-patched Skipper 1
  • Julia's Skipper 5
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 40
  • Southern Skipperling 6
  • Fiery Skipper 15
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 10
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Eufala Skipper 8
  • Hecebolus Skipper 1
  • Purple-washed Skipper 2
Nov 15

Robert A. Behrstock

Desert Survivors, 1020 W Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson
Pima County, AZ

Apparently the second Arizona record since 2001 - the first being a few days ago in Jim Brock’s Tucson yard (fide R. Bailowitz). Jim’s was a female, mine a male. Found at 11:30 a.m. among Queens and a variety of pierids, ladies, and blues. Abundant nectar present (trees, vines, shrubs).

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Soldier

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Soldier

  • Checkered White x
  • Cabbage White x
  • Southern Dogface x
  • Cloudless Sulphur x
  • Large Orange Sulphur x
  • Mexican Yellow x
  • Tailed Orange x
  • Sleepy Orange x
  • Western Pygmy-Blue x
  • Marine Blue x
  • Fatal Metalmark x
  • Gulf Fritillary x
  • Painted Lady x
  • Monarch x
  • Queen x
  • Soldier x
Nov 15

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

This is the 1st day that the temps have gotten warm enough in the past couple of days, and the winds have calmed. These factors allowed the butterflies to shake off the cold and take to the air. They have moved from the lawn to the hedge.

  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • American Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch common
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 6
Nov 14

John Heyse

crockett hills park, crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

63 F

  • Common Buckeye 1
Nov 12

Tom Fiore

Central Park, Manhattan (N.Y. City)
New York County, NY

sparse butterflies on equally sparse lingering blooms in formal garden area within large urban park.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
Nov 12

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Started the day in lower 60s with a cloud cover that lasted all day. The temps stayed about the same, wind was light and from the NW. Most of the days butterflies were on the wing. They know a change is coming.

  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Monarch 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
Nov 12

Steven Rosenthal

ballfields at Fireman's Memorial Park, Point Lookout
Nassau County, NY

sunny, low 60s. First butterflies in several tries since Election Day, and likely Last of season, with the arctic “bomb cyclone” air due tomorrow.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1
Nov 11

Jim Egbert

W 5th St,and Bon Secour NWR
Baldwin County, AL

Upper 40s and mostly cloudy, warm quickly lower 70s. Cloud cover kept the numbers down.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow common
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 1
Nov 10

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

Mount Loretto Unique Area (in Staten Island, a borough of N.Y. City)
Richmond County, NY

Lone Monarch was struggling across the lower harbor / upper Raritan Bay to try and reach N.J. on contrary winds. Sulphurs seen all appeared in good condition, one of them an “albino” form. The weather was sunny, yet still a bit cool.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6 - 8
  • Monarch 1
Nov 10

Bart Jones

Eagle Lake Wildlife Management Area
Shelby County, TN

  • Checkered White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 25
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 25
  • Fiery Skipper 1
Nov 10

Jim Egbert

Sandy Bayou Tract;Bon Secour NWR
Baldwin County, AL

Todays start was clear and chilly, mid 40s.The clear skies allowed
it to warm into the low 70s.I went looking for butterflies today.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1
Nov 10

Allan R. Loudell

Driving along School Bell Road, Bear
New Castle County, DE

Despite sub-freezing nights, and not having seen a single butterfly in a number of days… saw three Sulphurs flying over Noon hour… temperature at 59 degrees.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
Nov 9

Linda Cooper

Boca Chica Rd, Resaca de la Palma SP
Cameron County, TX

Weather: 62°-76°; started at Boca Chica Rd/Rd 4 then on to Resaca in the mid afternoon. Xami is nectaring on Sea Lavender. Buck and Linda Cooper

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Pale-rayed Skipper

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Silver-banded Hairstreak

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Xami Hairstreak

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Great Southern White
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Boisduval's Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak
  • Xami Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak
  • Clytie Ministreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Rounded Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Metalmark
  • Blue Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Theona Checkerspot
  • Bordered Patch
  • Elada Crescent
  • Vesta Crescent
  • Phaon Crescent
  • White Peacock
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Queen
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Brown Longtail
  • Mimosa Skipper
  • Mazans Scallopwing
  • Sickle-winged Skipper common
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Saltbush Sootywing 4
  • Pale-rayed Skipper 4
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Eufala Skipper
  • Obscure Skipper
  • Violet-banded Skipper 1
Nov 9

Craig Marks

Acadiana Park
Lafayette Parish, LA

The E. Tiger Swallowtail is by far the latest sighting I have had in LA. The Texan Crescent was of the Seminole subspecies. The Southern Skipperling sightings may be a Parish record.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 30
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 17
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
Nov 9

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Bright and sunny temps AM upper 40s and warmed into the low 70s. Much better turn out today.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch common
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 1
Nov 9

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

11:40 to 14:40

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Ruddy Hairstreak

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Ruddy Hairstreak

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Silver-banded Hairstreak

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Malachite

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Red-bordered Pixie

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Mexican Fritillary

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Southern Dogface 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 8
  • Tailed Orange 2
  • Little Yellow lots
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 15
  • Ruddy Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 4
  • Western Pygmy-Blue lots
  • Ceraunus Blue lots
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Pixie 15
  • American Snout lots
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 5
  • Phaon Crescent lots
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 10
  • Malachite 1
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Empress Leilia 2
  • Tawny Emperor lots
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen lots
  • Soldier 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 6
  • Two-barred Flasher 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 3
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper lots
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Laviana White-Skipper 10
  • Julia's Skipper 5
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper lots
  • Clouded Skipper lots
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper lots
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Sachem 8
Nov 9

Jeanette Klodzen

Sentry Trail - Antelope Island
Davis County, UT

  • Checkered White 2+
  • Clouded Sulphur 10+
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 10+
Nov 9

Jim Wilkinson

Meadowbrook Park
Howard County, MD

Butterfly in photo looks like a white form Clouded Sulphur with red-bordered double hind wing spot

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  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2