Recent sightings

Sep 2

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

Nice variety in 45 mins on a rather hot (91) humid afternoon.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 10
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Sachem 45
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1
Sep 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
Sep 2

Dr. Howard B. Eskin

Our Harleysville PA backyard.
Montgomery County, PA

A sunny day brought lots of butterflies, Clearwing Moths and bees to the flowers in our garden.

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Black Swallowtail

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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Monarch

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Horace's Duskywing

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Clouded Sulphur

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Cabbage White

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Silver-spotted Skipper

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Zabulon Skipper

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 27
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 20
Sep 2

Stephen Buckingham

Upper Montclair
Essex County, NJ

This is the first Giant Swallowtail I’ve encountered in Essex County (12 miles from Manhattan) and/or in a populated area (an urban/suburban neighborhood). It came to my window flower boxes a few times about 5 feet away from me as I was drinking my morning coffee. Moved on too quickly to get a photo.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
Sep 1

Bryan Hoffman

Way Station 38774
Wayne County, MI

Had 5 Monarchs all weekend.

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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Black Swallowtail

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Monarch

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Monarch 5
Sep 1

Jim Egbert

County Rd 87, North of I10
Baldwin County, AL

This area is managed by a timber co.; and it is swarming with hundreds of Papilio Swallowtails with large numbers of Cloudless Sulphur, and Gulf Fritillary. It was an amazing day.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail superabundant
  • Spicebush Swallowtail abundant
  • Palamedes Swallowtail superabundant
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4
Sep 1

Sandy Carter

The Woodlands
Montgomery County, TX

Female laying eggs on milkweed plant.

  • Monarch 1
Sep 1

Kelly Gregory Kunkel

at home, rural, wooded, near Shenandoah River
Clarke County, VA

Have lots of monarch caterpillars munching on my milkweed plants I started in two flats and on Butterfly Weed in the garden Seen Monarchs the last three days fluttering around.

  • Monarch 3
Sep 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Butler-Freeport Community Trail
Butler County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
Sep 1

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge Tswp (backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Monarch 1
Sep 1

Dr. Howard B. Eskin

Our Harleysville, PA backyard.
Montgomery County, PA

Sunshine and rain, on and off, today but we still had lots of butterflies, Clearwing Moths and bees coming in to the flowers.

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Silver-spotted Skipper

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Silver-spotted Skipper

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Monarch

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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Black Swallowtail

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Spicebush Swallowtail

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Pearl Crescent

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'Summer' Spring Azure

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Eastern Tailed-Blue

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Cabbage White

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Zabulon Skipper

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 14
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 26
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 29
Sep 1

Dorothy Meurs

Yorba Linda
Orange County, CA

  • Monarch 1
Sep 1

Lucas Yule

Schuylkill Hacen
Schuylkill County, PA

Male Monarch on Late Boneset

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Monarch

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Monarch

  • Monarch 1
Aug 31

Karlo Mirth

Livingston Manor (Arnold House property, 839 Shandelee Road)
Sullivan County, NY

Thanks to the owners of The Arnold House for leaving a large amount of their property uncut, allowing us to see some nice butterflies. Among the 10 or so Meadow Fritillaries was at least one Silver-bordered! We also saw a female Bronze Copper on Curled Dock.

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Silver-bordered Fritillary

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Bronze Copper

  • Clouded Sulphur 2-3
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 10
  • Common Ringlet common
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Least Skipper 2
Aug 31

Allan R. Loudell

Along Dutch Neck Road & path extending along C & D Canal, near red barn, and south of Delaware City
New Castle County, DE

One-hour walk, 9:30–10:30 a.m.; mostly sunny.

Nice emergence of the second brood of Bronze Coppers; the majority, males…

This time, no Monarchs nor Viceroys…

Also, no Common Buckeyes (common here in other late summers) nor Vanessa species…

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Bronze Copper 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
Aug 31

Jim Egbert

S Juniper St.,Foley Al and E Bay Rd.,Magnolia Springs Al.
Baldwin County, AL

The Dun Skipper was wearing a golden crown..

  • Spicebush Swallowtail common
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Crossline Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1
Aug 31

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

9:15 AM - 1:35 PM

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Silver-banded Hairstreak

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Turk's-cap White-Skipper

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Mimosa Yellow

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Celia's Roadside-Skipper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 10
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Lyside Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Tawny Emperor 4
  • Queen 30
  • Soldier 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 6
  • Eufala Skipper 4
Aug 31

Dr. Howard B. Eskin

Our Harleysville, PA backyard.
Montgomery County, PA

Bright sunshine brought in lots of butterflies, bees and Clearwing moths into our yard today.

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Zabulon Skipper

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Silver-spotted Skipper

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Pearl Crescent

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Monarch

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Horace's Duskywing

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Eastern Tailed-Blue

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Cabbage White

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Red-spotted Purple

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Spicebush Swallowtail

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 22
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 23
Aug 31

Meredith Mays

Backyard garden - South Fulton
Fulton County, GA

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American Lady

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American Lady

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American Lady

  • American Lady 1
Aug 30

James L. Monroe

Off Ohio River in Industry PA
Beaver County, PA

2;30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Wild Indigo Duskywing

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 14
  • Least Skipper 1
Aug 30

Jim Egbert

Russian Rd,Orange Beach Al and S.Juniper Foley Al
Baldwin County, AL

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 2
Aug 30

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • American Lady
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Common Wood-Nymph
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 30

John Heyse

at home Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 1
  • Woodland Skipper 1
Aug 30

Dr. Howard B. Eskin

Our Harleysville, PA backyard.
Montgomery County, PA

We had one hour of sunshine all day but it still was enough to bring in butterflies, Clearwings, and other day-flying moths.

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Silver-spotted Skipper

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'Summer' Spring Azure

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Zabulon Skipper

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Monarch

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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Red-spotted Purple

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Zabulon Skipper 14
Aug 30

Tom Palmer

Hatchineha Road
Polk County, FL

Exploring results from 2 miles of unmowed roadside along a rural section of highway near natural areas and farm land.

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Delaware Skipper

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Gulf Fritillary

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Southern Skipperling

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 10
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Barred Yellow 14
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 14
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 32
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 7
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 14
  • Zarucco Duskywing 10
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Southern Skipperling 15
  • Fiery Skipper 109
  • Whirlabout 46
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Sachem 3
  • Delaware Skipper 13
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 47
Aug 30

Daniel Getman

Backyard, Kirksville, MO
Adair County, MO

Male Monarch on Zinnias

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Monarch

  • Monarch 1
Aug 30

Michael Diederich

Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 21
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
Aug 29

Steven Glynn

Francis Marion NF
Charleston County, SC

Scouting run for upcoming NABA count

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Yehl Skipper

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Yehl Skipper

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Black Swallowtail

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Pipevine Swallowtail

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Georgia Satyr

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Byssus Skipper

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Ocola Skipper

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Long-tailed Skipper

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Little Metalmark

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Palamedes Swallowtail abundant
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Little Yellow 25
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 20
  • Red-banded Hairstreak abundant
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Carolina Satyr abundant
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Swarthy Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 10
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 10
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Byssus Skipper 6
  • Yehl Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 3
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 6
  • Twin-spot Skipper abundant
  • Ocola Skipper 4
Aug 29

Todd Eiben

Bedford Reservation - Button Rd Field
Cuyahoga County, OH

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Common Buckeye

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Common Buckeye
  • Common Wood-Nymph
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Least Skipper abundant
  • Peck's Skipper common
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 29

Andrew Block

Hudson River Walking Trail, Bayonne,
Hudson County, NJ

Was seen flying over cove to golf course and out of site.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
Aug 29

Carlo-Angelo Moore

Jersey City Home Garden
Hudson County, NJ

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
Aug 29

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Common Wood-Nymph
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 29

Jim Egbert

S Juniper,Foley Al ;and Oyster Bay Rd,Gulf Shores Al.
Baldwin County, AL

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2
Aug 29

Glenn Koppel

State Gamelands 95
Butler County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 3
Aug 29

Michael Drake

Mt Cuba Center
New Castle County, DE

6 Monarch caterpillars on Swamp Milkweed

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 18
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 13
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Dun Skipper 3
Aug 29

Michael Drake

Mount Cuba Center, Hockessin
New Castle County, DE

Most of the Swallowtail activity was focused on plantings of Lantana, Joe Pye Weed

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 18
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 13
  • Cabbage White 1*+
Aug 29

Dr. Howard B. Eskin

Our Harleysville, PA backyard.
Montgomery County, PA

Lots of sunshine brought in many butterflies, clearwing moths and bees into our backyard garden today.

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Silver-spotted Skipper

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Zabulon Skipper

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Monarch

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Cabbage White

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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Black Swallowtail

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Red-spotted Purple

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Zabulon Skipper 19
Aug 29

Carole Mebus

Giving Pond, Delaware Canal State Park
Bucks County, PA

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Monarch

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Monarch

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Red-spotted Purple

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Red-spotted Purple

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Viceroy

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Giant Swallowtail

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Black Swallowtail

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
Aug 28

Lisa Michelle Reid

Guadalupe River State Park
Comal County, TX

My kids and I participated in a butterfly survey at the park. While there, we found at least 4 Desert Checkered-Skippers. Photos are 1 of each individual, not duplicates of the same.

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Desert Checkered-Skipper

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Desert Checkered-Skipper

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Desert Checkered-Skipper

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Desert Checkered-Skipper

  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 4
Aug 28

Allen Belden

Croatan National Forest
Carteret County, NC

Forest Routes 154, 123, 128, 201, and 617 and Patsy Pond area.

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Byssus Skipper

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Byssus Skipper

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Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 27
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Sleepy Orange 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 21
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye 34
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Georgia Satyr 5
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 7
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Byssus Skipper 8
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 2
Aug 28

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 28

Steven Rosenthal

CitiField
Queens County, NY

NY Mets vs Atlanta Braves. Monarch seen soaring over the infield at 7:35 pm. Along with one unidentified moth, Lepidoptera exceeded Mets’ run total for the evening.

  • Monarch 1
Aug 28

Steven Glynn

Thunder Road end, plus nearby Derby Road and Ledbetter Road areas
Richmond County, NC

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
Aug 28

Steven Glynn

Thunder Road area very close to Richmond County line, near Pinebluff
Moore County, NC

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Cloudless Sulphur

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Southern Pearly-eye

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Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1
Aug 28

Jim Egbert

County Road 12,and Bay Rd East,Magnolia Springs,Al
Baldwin County, AL

The sighting of an Indiigo Snake, was a nice change to all of the Cotton Mouth Moccasins I have been coming across in the past week.The Monarch sighted, today was heading south at warp speed,as if it was being chased.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail common
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy common
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3
Aug 28

Michael Drake

High School Park, Cheltenham
Montgomery County, PA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 17
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
Aug 28

Laurel Rhodes

Scherer-Thaxton Reserve east of Oscar Scherer State Park
Sarasota County, FL

With Karen Finch (photos). Scherer-Thaxton Reserve is one of the county’s newest parks. Nectar plants included Loosestrife, Frogfruit, Bidens, Thistle, Mistflower, Redroot, Musky Mint, Partridge Pea.

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Little Metalmark

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Eufala Skipper

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 30
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 15
  • Little Metalmark 7
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 50
  • Viceroy 7
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
Aug 27

Allen Belden

Croatan National Forest
Carteret County, NC

Millis Road Savanna area.

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Little Metalmark

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Little Metalmark

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 8
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
Aug 27

Allen Belden

Croatan National Forest
Craven County, NC

Forest Route 121-2 and adjacent power line.

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Georgia Satyr

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 38
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 13
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Carolina Satyr 29
  • Georgia Satyr 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 26
Aug 27

John Heyse

my backyard in Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
Aug 27

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Woodland Skipper 2
Aug 27

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 27

Christopher Torpey

Toms River in the Mule Road area -at Holiday City Adult Community.
Ocean County, NJ

  • Monarch 1
Aug 27

Dan Getman

Backyard, Kirksville, MO
Adair County, MO

Saw 2 monarchs. One was tagged, presumably one we had recently released. The other was a female laying eggs on tropical milkweed (see photo).

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Monarch

  • Monarch 2
Aug 27

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge Tswp (backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Monarch 1
Aug 27

Dr. Howard B. Eskin

Our Harleysville, PA backyard.
Montgomery County, PA

Lots of butterflies coming through in very sunny weather.

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White M Hairstreak

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Zabulon Skipper

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Silver-spotted Skipper

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red admiral

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Cabbage White

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Monarch

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 26
  • Zabulon Skipper 14
Aug 27

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

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American Lady

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 20
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 6
  • Sachem 18
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
Aug 26

Jim Egbert

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

Today’s Black Swallowtails were from two chrysalises that I had collected from the field a couple of weeks ago; and one male and female were returned back to the field.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Gray Hairstreak common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Dusted Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper common
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3
Aug 26

Andrew Block

192 Macy Rd., Briarcliff Manor,
Westchester County, NY

The Giant Swallowtail was fresh, compared to the one seen the other day at the same spot which wasn’t.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper common
Aug 26

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Admiral
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 26

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

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Fiery Skipper

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Painted Lady

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Viceroy

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing common
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
Aug 26

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey, with Alan Wells and Jane Lampkin
73-78 Sunny
Appalachian Browns often win the “most-abundant award” here because of extensive stands of Tussock Sedge in beaver ponds.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 18
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Appalachian Brown 23
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 9
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
Aug 26

Bryan Hoffman

Way Station #8774
Wayne County, MI

Multiple Monarchs and Swallowtails

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Monarch

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Giant Swallowtail

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Black Swallowtail

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White A
  • Monarch 3
Aug 25

Dave Hanson

My house, Fall Creek
Eau Claire County, WI

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White Admiral

  • White Admiral 1
Aug 25

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 25

Kim Porter

My garden in Sparks, MD
Baltimore County, MD

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Giant Swallowtail

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Giant Swallowtail

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Giant Swallowtail

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
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Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Watched a monarch emerge from its chrysalis today! It came to my shoulder, flew onto my cheek before flying away.

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Monarch

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Monarch

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Monarch chysalis

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Monarch

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Aug 25

Jim Egbert

N Juniper St.Foley Al,and E 24th Gulf Shores,Al.
Baldwin County, AL

I found a White Peacock for the 1st time this year. Last summer was the 1st time that I had found them in southwest Alabama; before I had only seen them in central Florida. It has been a good day to see that at least 1 survived our winter.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • White Peacock 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper common
Aug 25

Frederick Ertl

Kittatinny State Park, Andover
Sussex County, NJ

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Common Wood-Nymph

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Viceroy

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Giant Swallowtail

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Common Checkered-Skipper

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 16
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 25
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 50
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 8
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 12
  • Peck's Skipper 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 6
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 12
Aug 25

john heyse

Perkins Canyon, Mt. Diablo
Contra Costa County, CA

71-75 F

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Cabbage White

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Checkered White

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Acmon Blue 6
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Umber Skipper 1
Aug 25

Jim Wilkinson

Welty Road east of Route 15
Frederick County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
Aug 25

Dr. Howard B. Eskin

Our Harleysville, PA backyard.
Montgomery County, PA

Another sunny day brought in lots of butterflies to the Buddleia and Asclepsis flowers.

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Giant Swallowtail

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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Spicebush Swallowtail

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Cabbage White

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Silver-spotted Skipper

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Monarch

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Zabulon Skipper

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Zabulon Skipper 26
Aug 25

John Lampkin

Rockland Country Club Golf Course
Rockland County, NY

Periodic survey, with Groundskeeper Matt Ceplo, Jane Lampkin, Alan Wells
74-78 Sunny

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 23
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 11
  • Dun Skipper 1
Aug 24

Dennis Holmes

11 miles NE of Weed along Hwy 97.
Siskiyou County, CA

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Mormon Metalmark

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Mormon Metalmark

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Mormon Metalmark 11
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Branded Skipper 2
  • Sandhill Skipper 1
  • Woodland Skipper 4
Aug 24

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge Tswp (backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Aug 24

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge, Westville
Gloucester County, NJ

Giant Swallowtails reported in three of the last four years at this location.
Zabulon Skippers found were 18 males & only 1 female. Almost 3 hrs of observation here this afternoon.

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Giant Swallowtail

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 19
  • Broad-winged Skipper 17
  • Dun Skipper 6
Aug 24

John Heyse

Fernandez Ranch, Muir Land Trust
Contra Costa County, CA

77-80F

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Monarch

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Woodland Skipper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • California Sister 4
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Woodland Skipper 8
Aug 24

Allan R. Loudell

White Clay Creek Preserve
Chester County, PA

1-and-a-half hour walk — 2–3:30 p.m.

Pugnacious Zabs flying after Eastern Commas.
Eastern Commas, both black and orange forms.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12, incl. 5 Black form females
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 15
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Eastern Comma 16
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 30+
  • Dun Skipper 1
Aug 24

John Lampkin

Mt. Ivy Park
Rockland County, NY

With Jane Lampkin
76 and cloudy
Picture shows the exterior of the wings, and the blue interior of the left hind wing

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Red-banded Hairstreak

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 1
Aug 24

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 2
Aug 24

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 24

James Shelton

Pocahontas State Park
Chesterfield County, VA

37.393774,-77.554065
Overcast
2:45 P.M.
40 minutes
1 mile

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Brown Hooded Owlet caterpillar

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Carolina Satyr

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Red-banded Hairstreak

  • Red-banded Hairstreak common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Carolina Satyr common
Aug 24

Dr. Howard B. Eskin

Our Harleysville, PA backyard.
Montgomery County, PA

Lots of butterflies today on the Buddleia.

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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Spicebush Swallowtail

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Clouded Sulphur

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Red Admiral

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Monarch

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Silver-spotted Skipper

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Zabulon Skipper

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 21
  • Zabulon Skipper 19
Aug 24

Michael Diederich

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

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
Aug 24

Meredith Mays

South Fulton County - backyard NABA certified butterfly garden
Fulton County, GA

I think the little one is a blue and the yellow is a sulphur - please correct me, if I’m wrong! thanks.

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Cloudless Sulphur

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'Summer' Spring Azure

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
Aug 24

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

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Sachem

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Appalachian Brown

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Sachem

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Ocola Skipper

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 12
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 8
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2
Aug 24

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 28
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 37
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 28
  • Zabulon Skipper 17
  • Dun Skipper 3
Aug 24

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

Hot and very dry.

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Zebra Heliconian

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Julia Heliconian

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Julia Heliconian

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Clouded Skipper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Tawny Emperor 3
  • Queen 10
  • Soldier 2
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 8
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
Aug 24

Michael Spingola

Garden, Homestead General Store, Upper Black Eddy
Bucks County, PA

Tattered wings.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
Aug 24

Glenn Koppel

Jennings Environmental Education Center
Butler County, PA

1 Monarch Caterpillar

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 12
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Viceroy 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
Aug 24

Michael Diederich

Campfire Road Power Cut, Campfire Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
Aug 23

Kyle Gawryluk

Omaha
Douglas County, NE

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Monarch

  • Monarch 2
Aug 23

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 6
Aug 23

James L. Monroe

Industry, just off Ohio River
Beaver County, PA

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Question Mark

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Peck's Skipper 3
Aug 23

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 23

Jim Egbert

co rds 97 and 91 Lillian Al
Baldwin County, AL

From sunrise,until 8am I only had one sigthing;but at 8am everything came out of the wood work.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail common
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
Aug 23

Jeanette Klodzen

Sentry Trail
Davis County, UT

Walked only to a fresh water pool — about 1/4 mile

  • Cabbage White
  • Melissa Blue
  • Field Crescent
  • Mylitta Crescent
Aug 23

Jeanette Klodzen

White Rock Trail - Antelope Island
Davis County, UT

  • Monarch 1
Aug 23

John Heyse

Perkins Canyon, Mt. Diablo
Contra Costa County, CA

77-81F

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Checkered White

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Acmon Blue 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 5
  • Woodland Skipper 2
  • Umber Skipper 2
Aug 23

Tom Palmer

Cypress Parkway
Polk County, FL

Corridor through Marion and Reedy Creek preserves. Some of it recently mowed, which affected results.

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Sleepy Orange

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White Peacock

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Brazilian Skipper

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Barred Yellow 13
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 10
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 14
  • Viceroy 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1
Aug 23

Michael Diederich

Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 20
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Viceroy 2
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 19
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
Aug 23

Dr. Howard B. Eskin

Our Harleysville, PA backyard.
Montgomery County, PA

Lots of butterflies this afternoon on the Buddleia

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Zabulon Skipper

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Silver-spotted Skipper

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Red-spotted Purple

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Viceroy

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Monarch

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Black Swallowtail

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Viceroy
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 23

Meredith Mays

Backyard garden
Fulton County, GA

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Horace's Duskywing

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Hackberry Emperor

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  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
Aug 22

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 22

John Heyse

my backyard in Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
Aug 22

Jim Egbert

Juniper St,Foley Al and Russian Rd,Orange Beach Al.
Baldwin County, AL

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper common
Aug 22

Carlo-Angelo Moore

Jersey City Home Garden
Hudson County, NJ

This is the first year I grew milkweed and this is the very first monarch I’ve ever seen in our neighborhood. It stayed for over an hour, so I’m hoping for some eggs!

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Monarch

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Monarch

  • Monarch 1
Aug 22

Daniel Getman

Backyard, Kirksville, MO
Adair County, MO

Just saw 2 mating Monarchs

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Monarch

  • Monarch 2
Aug 22

Dr. Howard B. Eskin

Our Harleysville, PA backyard.
Montgomery County, PA

Lots of butterflies and a Hummingbird Clearwing this morning on the Buddleia

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Zabulon Skipper

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Silver-spotted Skipper

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Red Admiral

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Cabbage White

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Monarch

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 21

Maggie Strucker

Tupper Lake, Coreys Road
Franklin County, NY

Rare sighting in the Adirondacks for this species. Saw in my garden for 3 days straight!

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Giant Swallowtail

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
Aug 21

Curtis A. Lehman

Murrysville
Westmoreland County, PA

  • Giant Swallowtail
Aug 21

Carlo-Angelo Moore

Jersey City Home Garden
Hudson County, NJ

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Painted Lady

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Painted Lady 1
Aug 21

Jennifer Cole

Chester
Morris County, NJ

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Great Spangled Fritillary

  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
Aug 21

Jim Egbert

Rosemary Dunes Trail,Gulf State Park,Orange Beach Al
Baldwin County, AL

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
Aug 21

Michelle Brianna Ropp

North Naples Home
Collier County, FL

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Zebra Heliconian

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Gulf Fritillary

  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian abundant
Aug 21

Carole Mebus

Graver Arboretum in Bushkill Township
Northampton County, PA

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Gray Hairstreak

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Gray Hairstreak

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Appalachian Brown

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Appalachian Brown

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Appalachian Brown

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
Aug 21

Rich Kelly, Genie Gregor, Tony Luscombe

Breezy Point/Ft. Tilden
Queens County, NY

Incidental to regular botanical survey work.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
Aug 21

Allen Belden

James River Park
Richmond city, VA

South side of the James River between Boulevard Bridge and Lee Bridge. Broad-winged Skippers are unusual this far upriver.

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Viceroy

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Sachem

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Broad-winged Skipper

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Sachem 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 6
  • Dun Skipper 2
Aug 21

Dr. Howard B. Eskin

Our Harleysville, PA backyard Montgomery County, PA
Montgomery County, PA

Butterflies were on the buddlea or asclepsis in my wife’s garden.

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Zabulon Skipper

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Painted Lady

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Monarch

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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Giant Swallowtail

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Black Swallowtail

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Zabulon Skipper
Aug 21

Ellen Kellich

Home garden
Mercer County, NJ

Black Swallowtail newly emerged (home raised)

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Black Swallowtail

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch 3
Aug 20

Jim Egbert

Gulf State Park,Gulf Shores Al and S. Juniper at Riviera Blvd,Foley Al.
Baldwin County, AL

  • Spicebush Swallowtail common
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing common
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1
Aug 20

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers
Westchester County, NY

The tiger was a female black phase.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
Aug 20

Michael Drake

Raymond Pool, Bombay Hook NWR
Kent County, DE

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Bronze Copper

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Bronze Copper

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 11
  • Aaron's Skipper 12
Aug 20

Brian Lloyd

Sumatra, FL, side of SR 375
Liberty County, FL

Hot dry sunny day 85-90F

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Common Wood-Nymph

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Delaware Skipper

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Tawny-edged Skipper

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Delaware Skipper 1
Aug 20

Cynthia Kimmey

204 North Rd. Clarksville NY
Albany County, NY

nectaring on an orange zinnia on our back deck.

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Great Spangled Fritillary

  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
Aug 20

Lila Parker

Backyard off Alta Mesa & Granbury Rd Fort Worth
Tarrant County, TX

She’s laying eggs on my milkweed!

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Monarch

  • Monarch 1
Aug 20

Barb Sendelbach

My butterfly garden
Sussex County, NJ

17 Silver-spotted Skipper caterpillars in various stages counted today on Black Locust and Hog Peanut.
Butterflies mostly nectaring on Buddleia and Monarda.

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Silver-spotted Skipper, 5th instar

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Silver-spotted Skipper, 2nd instar

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 2
Aug 20

Dr. Howard B. Eskin

Backyard In Harleysville, Pennsylvania
Montgomery County, PA

Photographed on buddlea in my wife’s garden this morning.

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Monarch

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Great Spangled Fritillary

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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Painted Lady

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper