Recent sightings

Ahmet Baytas

Avis Campbell Garden, Montclair
Essex County, NJ

Went to this garden (maintained by the Montclair Garden Club) by the Public Library to rest and read a bit during the late afternoon. As soon as I sat on a bench, a White-M Hairstreak landed in front me. Took this poor shot with my Iphone. I had considered to take my camera along! I won’t leave home without it again!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5

White M Hairstreak

Allen Belden

James River Park
Richmond city, VA

South side of the James River between Boulevard Bridge and Lee Bridge. Mix of sun and clouds, high in the low 80s. 10:00am-1:00pm. Habitats include floodplain forest, rocky riverside, meadows, and a small butterfly garden.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 26
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 8
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Silvery Checkerspot

Question Mark

Viceroy

Todd Eiben

Euclid Creek Reservation
Cuyahoga County, OH

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Little Wood-Satyr 48
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 11
  • Peck's Skipper 31
  • Long Dash 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 57
  • Zabulon Skipper 26

Black Swallowtail

Long Dash

Bill & Nancy Callahan

Fannie Stebbins Wildlife Refuge Longmeadow
Hampden County, MA

Before getting soaked by a late aft. shower I saw my 1st Harvester this year. Also sheltered from the rain under some trees with a Red Admiral.

  • Harvester 1
  • Red Admiral 4

Red Admiral

Harvester

Ahmet Baytas

Mills Reservation
Essex County, NJ

2-4 pm. Mostly cloudy, warm. My first Giant Swallowtail at Mills Reservation; my 3rd ever in Montclair Township, all during the past two years. All Mourning Cloaks very worn (in “normal” years the new generation of the year emerges around mid-June at this site).

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 5
  • Red-spotted Admiral 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden. The American Snout was nectaring on the blossoms of Ptelea trifoliata.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • American Snout
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Steven Glynn

Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Albany County, NY

Sunny, but with steady breeze. Anything not sitting still would get blown away once it lifted off.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 11
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 8
  • Little Wood-Satyr common
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing common
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Mottled Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 4
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 2

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Dusted Skipper

Mottled Duskywing

Common Roadside-Skipper

Andrew Block

Samuel Untermyer Park, Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Surprised as a swallowtail briefly visited late afternoon today. However yet to determine the type, as it flew over some bushes.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Eric Finkelstein

Pinelands Nature Trail, Everglades National Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

8:30am, about 1/4 trail distance via right fork of loop, just before taller vegetation over trail.

  • Atala 1

Jim Wilkinson

Trinity Church Cemetery
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

Eastern Pine Elfin

Elizabeth Golden

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

Six-hour park survey. Partly to mostly cloudy, wind 5-10 mph, temps 80-86 degrees. Little rain in the last 3 weeks.

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 32
  • Dainty Sulphur 16
  • Cassius Blue 41
  • Gulf Fritillary 80
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 188
  • White Peacock 30
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Monk Skipper 3

Eric Finkelstein

Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park; approx. 4pm, near beginning of nature trail
Monroe County, FL

  • Schaus' Swallowtail 1

Jim Egbert

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

Small showers most of the morning, they were only a few miles wide with sun in between; the wind was light and variable around the showers

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Ornythion Swallowtail 1
  • Ruby-spotted Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 2
  • Great Southern White 10
  • Giant White 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Lyside Sulphur 12
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 5
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • American Snout 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Bordered Patch 20
  • Crimson Patch 1
  • Elada Crescent 10
  • Texan Crescent 6
  • Pale-banded Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 25
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • Banded Peacock 1
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Tawny Emperor 450
  • Silver Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 50
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Laviana White-Skipper 15
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Julia's Skipper 3
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 15
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Common Mellana 4
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Silver Emperor

Silver Emperor

Ornythion Swallowtail

Ruby-spotted Swallowtail

Mexican Bluewing

Giant White

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

3-6 PM. First park Question Mark of the year.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 11
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur 19
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 26
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 21
  • Viceroy 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Brazilian Skipper 3 cats

Dorantes Longtail

Orange-barred Sulphur

Jim Egbert

Co Rd 9 Marlow Community,Meaher State Park,and State Hwy 59 Summerdale
Baldwin County, AL

Mostly cloudy with a high cloud ceiling, SE light wind.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Bo Zaremba

Newburyport, MA
Essex County, MA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 7
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Pearl Crescent 37
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Ringlet 12
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Indian Skipper 6

Indian Skipper

Eastern Pine Elfin

Common Ringlet

John Heyse

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

with Dave Bartholomew

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Mustard White 10
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Tailed Copper 9
  • Gorgon Copper 1
  • Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak 1
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 50+
  • Dotted Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 9
  • Mylitta Crescent 9
  • Variable Checkerspot 3
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 24
  • Lorquin's Admiral 15
  • California Sister 17
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Persius Duskywing 1
  • Rural Skipper 25+
  • Umber Skipper 17

Persius Duskywing

Hedgerow Hairstreak

Brown Elfin

Tailed Copper

Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak

Spring Azure

Allen Belden

Prince Edward-Gallion State Forest
Prince Edward County, VA

Juniper Hairstreak very worn.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 27
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Carolina Satyr 9
  • Little Wood-Satyr 16
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Hoary Edge 5
  • Southern Cloudywing 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 8
  • Crossline Skipper 6
  • Sachem 3

Gray Hairstreak

Variegated Fritillary

Southern Cloudywing

Crossline Skipper

Crossline Skipper

Jeff Garoutte

Greenwood
Jackson County, MO

Found 4 Monarch Butterfly caterpillars on our butterfly milkweed this evening!

Monarch caterpillar

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge NJ
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg, Lois Lindberg

Bedford
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 200
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Indian Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 40
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 15
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Preserve, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Appalachian Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 34
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 100's
  • Common Ringlet 21
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 9
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Lisa Michelle Reid

Mount Olive, AL
Jefferson County, AL

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Appalachian Brown 2

Appalachian Brown

Pearl Crescent

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Jim Egbert

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

Mostly cloudy,with light and variable wind.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Common Buckeye 3

Jeff Garoutte

Greenwood
Jackson County, MO

Spotted 3 Monarchs today, however they were just passing through and didn’t stop for a visit.

  • Monarch 3

Jeff Garoutte

Greenwood
Jackson County, MO

Spring Azure on clover bloom in our backyard.

  • Spring Azure

Spring Azure

John Heyse

Miller Shoreline Park, Point Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

58F

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Buckeye 22
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 19
  • Umber Skipper 1

Common Wood-Nymph

Dennis Holmes

Near east entrance to Lave Beds NM
Modoc County, CA

This Desert Pearly Marble was laying eggs.

  • Becker's White 4
  • Western White 2
  • Pearly Marble 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Square-spotted Blue 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6

Pearly Marble

Dennis Holmes

Meadows around intersection of Pondosa Rd and Hwy 89
Shasta County, CA

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 13
  • Western White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lustrous Copper 2
  • Greenish Blue 6
  • Pacific Fritillary 6
  • Edith's Checkerspot 3
  • California Tortoiseshell common
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Propertius Duskywing 3
  • Arctic Skipper 1

Pale Swallowtail

Lustrous Copper

Arctic Skipper

Edith's Checkerspot

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Ron & Lori Smith

Goethe State Forest
Levy County, FL

30-minute stop. FL (110).

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Goatweed Leafwing 3
  • Tawny Emperor 1

Goatweed Leafwing

Ron & Lori Smith

Torreya State Park
Liberty County, FL

Overcast skies. 8-11 AM. FL (109).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8

Striped Hairstreak

John Lampkin

Skylands Botanical Gardens
Bergen County, NJ

With Jane Lampkin who spotted the Harvester!
The Harvester is laying eggs near the aphids which the larvae will consume once they hatch.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Harvester 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper common
  • Hobomok Skipper common
  • Zabulon Skipper common

Harvester

Steven Glynn

Areas around Salem City
Salem County, NJ

Personal record high count for Bronze Coppers

  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Bronze Copper 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 6
  • Least Skipper 10
  • Peck's Skipper common
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Jim Wilkinson

Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park
Montgomery County, MD

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 18
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hobomok Skipper

Harry Zirlin

Ward Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

Counted 40 caterpillars of Harris’s Checkerspot and many more caterpillars of Baltimore Checkerspot on English Plantain.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr common
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5
  • Indian Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 13
  • Dusted Skipper 8

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427 and 1 mile away in Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Cobb County, GA

Low 70s and windy. First Little Wood Satyr and first Eastern Tailed-Blues of the year. The Zabulon was missing part of its right hind wing.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Little Wood-Satyr

Zabulon Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Tom Palmer

Unicoi State Park near Helen
White County, GA

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Painted Lady 1

Jim Egbert

Jeff Friendly Trail,BSNWR, and Veterans Rd #2 Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Mostly sunny and windy.

  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5

Ron Smith

Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park
Leon County, FL

Stayed just an hour (5-6 PM). Remarkable place! FL (108).

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • King's Hairstreak 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hoary Edge 2

King's Hairstreak

Hoary Edge

Ron & Lori Smith

Various locations withinn Wakulla County
Wakulla County, FL

Field trip run by Hairstreak Chapter (Tallahassee region) of NABA. Listed leps are just those Lori and I counted. FL (106).

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Coral Hairstreak 6
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 12
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Byssus Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Little Glassywing

Mark and Holly Salvato

Suwannee River State Park
Suwannee County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 8
  • Zebra Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 50
  • Red-spotted Purple 8
  • Goatweed Leafwing 2
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 22
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Neamathla Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 4

Goatweed Leafwing

Southern Cloudywing

Tawny Emperor

Mark Adams

Sugar Hollow, Jones Mill Rd., Jarmans Gap Rd.
Albemarle County, VA

01:15 - 5:10 pm EDT. Sunny (0-20% clouds), warm (78-83 deg F), wind 0-10 mph. Personal first-of-season Hoary Edge, Silvery Checkerspot, Great Spangled Fritillary, Tawny-edged Skipper. Surprisingly no E. Comma, Question Mark or Eastern Tailed-Blue.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 17
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 16
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 15
  • Variegated Fritillary 12
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Silvery Checkerspot 6
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 28
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4

Hoary Edge

Red-spotted Purple

Bo Zaremba

West Newbury
Essex County, MA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 9
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Dreamy Duskywing 2

Dreamy Duskywing

Allan R. Loudell

White Clay Creek Preserve
Chester County, PA

One-and-a-half-hour walk, 3:15—4:45 p.m.
Mostly sunny, 78—80 degrees.

Pretty routine butterflies for this location in late May; was hoping for Meadow or Great Spangled Fritillary…

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 10
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 7

Kathy Barylski

Braddock Heights
Frederick County, MD

11:15-1:20; temp rising from about 72 to 82; sunny

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 17
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 7
  • Peck's Skipper 11
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Michael Drake

Soldier's Delight
Baltimore County, MD

Cool morning - 50 at 9am

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 5

Rich Kelly, Patricia Aitken

Sterling Forest
Orange County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 20
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 15
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 18
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 2

Ahmet Baytas

Sourland Mountain Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

2:30-4:15.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 20+
  • Appalachian Azure 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Dreamy Duskywing 8
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 12
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Ahmet Baytas

BRIGANTINE NWR
Atlantic County, NJ

10:30-12:30. Mostly birding.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Northern Pearly-eye

Little Wood-Satyr

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Preserve, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

  • Clouded Sulphur 17
  • American Copper 9
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 124
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 42
  • Common Ringlet 18
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 14
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 5

Jeffrey Glassberg

Sourland Mountain Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

10:30 am to 12 pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Appalachian Azure 15
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10
  • Hobomok Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Appalachian Azure

Appalachian Azure

Appalachian Azure

Mark and Holly Salvato

Gadsden County along roadside (County Road 270)
Gadsden County, FL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 35
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 21
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Byssus Skipper 3

Zarucco Duskywing

Byssus Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

Three Rivers State Park
Jackson County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 76
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

Torreya State Park
Liberty County, FL

Report include butterflies seen within the Park, as well as along roadsides immediately outside of the Park within Liberty County.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 17
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 8
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 46
  • Horace's Duskywing 61
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Northern Broken-Dash 10
  • Sachem 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Little Wood-Satyr

Southern Pearly-eye

Harry Zirlin

Warren Grove WMA
Ocean County, NJ

  • Brown Elfin 8
  • Hoary Elfin 13
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 7
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Dennis Holmes

Near Hwy 89 about 3 miles East of Bartle.
Siskiyou County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 10
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Western Pine Elfin 2
  • Greenish Blue 4
  • Boisduval's Blue 2
  • Pacific Fritillary 3
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 3
  • Propertius Duskywing 2
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Juba Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Pacific Fritillary

Pacific Fritillary

Dreamy Duskywing

Tawny-edged Skipper

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Great Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Rural Skipper 3
  • Umber Skipper 4

Mylitta Crescent

Red Admiral

Variable Checkerspot

Great Copper

Mike A Rickard

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

Ginny & I, Dan Jones, and other visitors sighted 70+ species at the NBC today. Highlights were a Silver Emperor and a Glazed Pellicia, both FOY, and a male Red-sided Swallowtail, 3rd US record, to go with Dan’s female of May 19.

  • Red-sided Swallowtail 1
  • Silver Emperor 1
  • Glazed Pellicia 1

Silver Emperor

Glazed Pellicia

Red-sided Swallowtail

Jim Egbert

Oyster Bay Rd. Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Cool again this morning; wind is shifting to the east late
morning, and sunny.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Jeffrey Glassberg

Mountainside Park
Morris County, NJ

9:45 to 11:45

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • American Lady 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Dreamy Duskywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 5
  • Indian Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 8

Indian Skipper

Ahmet Baytas

MILLS RESERVATION
Essex County, NJ

12:30-3:00 pm. 57-59 degrees, sunny. Surprised to see hibernated Mourning Cloaks still around (normally gone by early May).

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 8

Cabbage White

Juvenal's Duskywing

Mourning Cloak

Peck's Skipper

Red Admiral

Red-banded Hairstreak

Zabulon Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Michael Diederich

Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 56
  • Clouded Sulphur 93
  • Orange Sulphur 29
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Tom Fiore

Pelham Bay Park
Bronx County, NY

short visit on sunny, moderately warm afternoon; many species appeared to be quite freshly-out, many butterflies going to nectar, esp. at Rubus (bramble) blossoms.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White x
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8+
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 10+
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8+
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Mark Adams

National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Green Bank, WV
Pocahontas County, WV

Sunny (10% cumulus), cool (62 deg F), breezy (10-15 mph). 1:00-2:00 pm EDT.

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  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Common Ringlet

American Lady

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd and Russian Rd Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Much cooler morning; with a light northerly wind.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Allen Belden

Spruce Mountain
Pendleton County, WV

Forest Route 112 and Briery Gap Road. Sunny, in the 50s. Two of the West Virginia Whites were in an area with abundant garlic mustard that had no garlic mustard when I visited the area in 2012. These individuals repeatedly landed on and nectared on the garlic mustard. The remaining five West Virginia Whites were at higher elevations where there is no garlic mustard at present. The Cabbage White was seen in a highly disturbed area at the base of the mountain.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • West Virginia White 7
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Dreamy Duskywing 26
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 9
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

Dreamy Duskywing

Allen Belden

Canaan Valley State Park
Tucker County, WV

Butterflies flying — or trying to! — with temperatures in the upper 40s and strong winds.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 15
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Ringlet 6

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Common Ringlet

John Heyse

Del Puerto Canyon
Stanislaus County, CA

with Dave Bartholomew
note: Calippe Fritillaries from Mines Rd. in Alameda Co.

  • Checkered White 3
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Great Copper 13
  • Gorgon Copper 30+
  • California Hairstreak 2
  • Sylvan Hairstreak 13
  • Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak 1
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Dotted Blue 3
  • Acmon Blue 11
  • Callippe Fritillary 4
  • Mylitta Crescent 5
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Northern White-Skipper 1
  • Rural Skipper 1

Gorgon Copper

Great Copper

Common Buckeye

Dotted Blue

Sylvan Hairstreak

Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak

Northern White-Skipper

Steven Glynn

PA State Game Lands area (Benner Spring) along Shiloh Road, near State College
Centre County, PA

Also had two dark skippers, possibly either Common Road-Side or Pepper and Salt, but couldn’t get either to stay in the area to be seen well.

Brief visit, on my way home, so only had a brief time to visit (about 45 minutes). Large fields along an access road, not far from the parking area, should be an excellent field soon for frits and other butterflies.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Indian Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper common
  • Zabulon Skipper common

Giant Swallowtail

Hobomok Skipper

Indian Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Daniel Jones

Santa Ana NWR
Hidalgo County, TX

Hundreds of butterflies nectaring on soapberry, thistle, frog fruit and crucita.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 15
  • Checkered White 3
  • Great Southern White 20
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Lyside Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Mimosa Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 12
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 8
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 20
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 6
  • American Snout 100
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 7
  • Crimson Patch 2
  • Texan Crescent 8
  • Phaon Crescent 10
  • Pearl Crescent 25
  • Red Admiral 4
  • White Peacock 1
  • Banded Peacock 1
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Tawny Emperor 3
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Queen 3
  • White-striped Longtail 2
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Two-barred Flasher 2
  • Mimosa Skipper 3
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 25
  • Brown-banded Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 20
  • Laviana White-Skipper 100
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 15
  • Clouded Skipper 40
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Common Mellana 3
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 20
  • Eufala Skipper 5
  • Violet-banded Skipper 1

Violet-banded Skipper

Ruddy Daggerwing

Ruddy Daggerwing

Banded Peacock

Two-barred Flasher

Two-barred Flasher

Common Mellana

White-striped Longtail

Jim Wilkinson

Troy Park, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Zabulon Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jim Egbert

Gulf State Park,and Bon Secour NWR, Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Mint is coming into bloom, it adds to the nectaring sources for the summer; there are several species and they over lap as to when they come into bloom. It is also a fair mosquito and gnat repellent that does not repel our subject.

  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 7

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427 and nearby, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

First Painted Lady of the season here in the garden and first Monarch of the season nearby.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Bo Zaremba

Newburyport, MA
Essex County, MA

  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 1

American Copper

Eastern Pine Elfin

Spring Azure

Mike Reese

Ada and Glade Lake Rd.
Langlade County, WI

Quick stop on the way home. I stopped yesterday but it was 55 and cloudy and I saw no butterflies. 65 degrees and some sun today!

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • West Virginia White 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

Mike Reese

Dunbar Barrens SNA
Marinette County, WI

55 degrees and cloudy and calm at 9:00 am but warmed up to 65 degrees by 1:00. First time I have seen a Chryxus Arctic nectaring.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Chryxus Arctic 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1

Chryxus Arctic

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

A Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak was present yesterday, but it was not found this afternoon.

  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 11
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 19
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Obscure Skipper 1

Southern Skipperling

Randy Harrod

Ft DeSoto Park Pinellas County
Pinellas County, FL

East Beach Woods Area and Fountain Area

  • Checkered White 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • White Peacock common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Jim Egbert

HWY 180 GULF SHORES
Baldwin County, AL

Flying across the road.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Ahmet Baytas

Mills Reservation
Essex County, NJ

1:30 to 3:15. Windy, with temperature around 60 degrees. Hobomok (earlier than usual at this site) and Zabulon Skippers were quite fresh.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 7

Dreamy Duskywing

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Rick Borchelt

Gambrill State Park and environs
Frederick County, MD

A cool, sunny, breezy day on Catoctin Mountain, with stops in Gambrill State Park and the adjacent Frederick Municipal Watershed Forest. Nectar sources in bloom included daisy fleabane and blackberry.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Appalachian Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 5
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 3

Hobomok Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Indian Skipper

Mark Adams

National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Green Bank, WV
Pocahontas County, WV

12:30-12:45 pm & 5:10-6:00 pm EDT. Mostly sunny, 65-70 deg F. Most interesting sighting was 8 Common Ringlets (Coenonympha tullia inornata). Very distinctive & not listed in the NABA field checklist for this location.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Ringlet 8
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach and Graham CreekNature Preserve Foleyl
Baldwin County, AL

Mid day, sunny in the 80’s light SE wind. Coastal fronts are now happening daily. By late morning the on shore breeze and the moisture in it are being forced up by the warmer air over the land. Along that boundary where the two air masses meet a line of cumulus clouds forms parallel to the beach.These clouds are then pulled inland by convection of heated adjacent land and begin to grow into the afternoon thunderstorms.These will stop all the sighting activity as everything looks for cover.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

The Red-sided Swallowtail (Mimoides phaon) is the 2nd US record.

  • Red-sided Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Ruby-spotted Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 4
  • Great Southern White 12
  • Giant White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Lyside Sulphur 5
  • Boisduval's Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 6
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 6
  • Reakirt's Blue 4
  • American Snout 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 6
  • Crimson Patch 1
  • Texan Crescent 10
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 40
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Banded Peacock 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 2
  • Tawny Emperor 30
  • Queen 10
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Two-barred Flasher 1
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 25
  • Laviana White-Skipper 15
  • Julia's Skipper 3
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 15
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 4
  • Eufala Skipper 6

Red-sided Swallowtail

Ruby-spotted Swallowtail

Giant White

Boisduval's Yellow

Julia Heliconian

Banded Peacock

Two-barred Flasher

James L. Monroe

Off Ohio River in Industry PA
Beaver County, PA

From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., mid-70’s, sunny

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 11
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Hobomok Skipper

Daniel Jones

Window Trail, Big Bend National Park
Brewster County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 5
  • Checkered White 10
  • Southern Dogface 8
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Mexican Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 10
  • Dainty Sulphur 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Cyna Blue 2
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Palmer's Metalmark 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Elada Crescent 20
  • Texan Crescent 8
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Tropical Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • California Sister 1
  • Empress Leilia 8
  • Queen 6
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 15
  • Texas Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 5

Red-spotted Purple

Common Buckeye

Palmer's Metalmark

Texas Roadside-Skipper

Texas Roadside-Skipper

Cyna Blue

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

Heavy rain and thunderstorms most of the day.

  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Jeff Garoutte

Greenwood
Jackson County, MO

Spotted a few American Lady’s in our backyard.

  • American Lady 3

American Lady

Jeff Garoutte

Greenwood
Jackson County, MO

Red-spotted Purple on nine bark in our backyard.

  • Gulf Fritillary + 0
  • Gorgone Checkerspot +
  • Red Admiral +
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Red-spotted Purple

Tom Fiore

Sterling SF, also Harriman SP, incl. a bit of Rockland Co.
Orange County, NY

A few spp. noted seen w/B. Inskeep, such as a Falcate Orangetip male, Dreamy Duskywings, & some others at Sterling SF.
More than 1 form of Azure seemed to be out, all of ‘spring’ type. Hobomok Skipper was very fresh, & nectaring.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White x
  • Falcate Orangetip 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5+
  • Spring Azure 10+
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 30+
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10+
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Rich Kelly, John Collins

Bashakill Wildlife Management Area
Sullivan County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8

Common Ringlet

Eastern Pine Elfin

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd. Orange Beach,Weeks Bay NERR
Baldwin County, AL

Partly cloudy, SW breeze.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Mike A Rickard

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

50+ species in 2 hours on a cloudy afternoon. Dusted Spurwing 3rd US sighting(?)

  • Ruddy Hairstreak 1
  • Four-spotted Sailor 1
  • Dusted Spurwing 1

Dusted Spurwing

Four-spotted Sailor

Ruddy Hairstreak

Kathy Barylski

Soldier's Delight
Baltimore County, MD

10:30-1:40 on the Serpentine Trail, with Barry Marts and Matt Orsie. Conditions: variably cloudy (after rain), temp rising from mid-70’s, very humid.
Most Dusted Skippers were very fresh; Red Banded Hairstreak was so fresh the body had a light blue sheen.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Dusted Skipper 53

Dusted Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Eastern Pine Elfin

Ron Smith

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve
Okeechobee County, FL

w/Randy Harrod. Much of the preserve had been (controlled) burned recently and, also, water levels are still down awaiting summer showers. Even though, it was still a great day afield. FL (103).

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Great Southern White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 11
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 8
  • Viceroy 3
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 9
  • Queen 5
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 6
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Monk Skipper

Jim Springer

Ramapo Mountain State Forest
Passaic County, NJ

10:15am to 2:15pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 24
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 10
  • Dreamy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8
  • Cobweb Skipper 6
  • Indian Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 8

Cobweb Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Indian Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Ahmet Baytas

MOUNTAINSIDE PARK
Morris County, NJ

1-3 pm. Upper 70s, mostly cloudy.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 20+
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Dreamy Duskywing 7
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5
  • Cobweb Skipper 3
  • Indian Skipper 5
  • Dusted Skipper 11

Brendan Cramphorn

Plymouth
Plymouth County, MA

I saw them byacsedent (most)

  • Spring Azure 40
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Common Buckeye 1

Rich Kelly, John Collins

Sterling Forest
Orange County, NY

Falcate Orangetips - one male and one female. From the photo, the female appears to be laying eggs on Garlic Mustard.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Falcate Orangetip

Allan R. Loudell

Game Lands north of Ricketts Glen State Park
Sullivan County, PA

Overcast to partly sunny; still apparently too early for certain specialty butterflies, such as Bog Copper, Harris’s Checkerspot, and Arctic Skipper.

Many, many blue leps, as the tinier Bluish Spring Moths flew and rested amongst the Eastern Tailed Blues (including one mating pair) and Spring Azures (some very dark underneath). The “bluish” moths could be confusing for a first-time observer here, as the moths perch vertically like butterflies, and have tiny antennae.

Surprised not to find a single Hairstreak!

Dark tiny duskywings that I couldn’t identify to species. (I know what I was thinking, but dare not say!)

Among the “better” nightttime moths observed here this time: Black Zigzag, Panthea acronyctoides; Lemon Plagodis, Plagodis serinaria; & Northern Thorn or Northern Selenia, Selenia alciphearia.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10+
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 5+
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 20+
  • Spring Azure 40+
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 15
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 5

Ryan Chrouser

Otter Creek, 44.75679, -91.40348
Eau Claire County, WI

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2

Rob Santry

Illinois River Road near Selma, Oregon
Josephine County, OR

I photographed butterflies along the Illinois River Road which follows the designated Wild and Scenic Illinois River. There are two US designated wild and Scenic Rivers in Josephine County. The Rogue River and the Illinois River. The Illinois River is more remote and has a very diverse butterfly fauna. Eight Dollar Mountain is just west, across the river from the Illinois River Road and is another wonderful locale for butterfly photography. Today’s 23 species is a new high for me this year. Temps started cool, in the fifties and warmed to 69 degrees.

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Indra Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Pale Swallowtail 12
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gorgon Copper 5
  • California Hairstreak 2
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Moss' Elfin 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Dotted Blue 9
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 15
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Variable Checkerspot 8
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 3
  • Common Ringlet 10
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 12
  • Columbian Skipper 4

Juniper Hairstreak

Moss' Elfin

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach,Anne Lipscomb Ln, Magnolia Springs
Baldwin County, AL

Partly cloudy and strong SE breeze.A lot of activity on a roadside batch of white clover in Magnolia Springs.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 9
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1

Jeffrey Glassberg

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Westchester County, NY

1 pm to 2:30 pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 9
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Jeffrey Glassberg

Baxter Preserve, North Salem
Westchester County, NY

11:45 am to 12:15 pm

  • Clouded Sulphur 30
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4

Clouded Sulphur

Scott Anderson

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2

Question Mark

American Lady

Question Mark

Variegated Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Variegated Fritillary

Todd Eiben

North Chagrin Reservation - Chagrin River Road Fields
Cuyahoga County, OH

Cloudy with temps in low 70’s with occasional sprinkles

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Pearl Crescent 51
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3

American Copper

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Ron Smith

Goethe State Forest (South Gasline Rd only) and just north of Inglis
Levy County, FL

w/B.Ahern & R.Harrod. A nice highlight was a light-colored apparent Horace’s Duskywing (pictured). Also saw my first Hackberry of the year. FL (99).

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 12
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 9
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing x
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Byssus Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4

Hackberry Emperor

Tawny Emperor

American Snout

Horace's Duskywing

Mark Adams

Jarman's Gap & Jones Mill Roads.
Albemarle County, VA

I also saw 37 Azure spp.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Dreamy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 4

Dreamy Duskywing

Spicebush Swallowtail

Mike A Rickard

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

On Soapberry Tree blossoms.

  • Isabella's Heliconian 1

Isabella's Heliconian

Steven Glynn

Bevan WMA near Millville
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Dusted Skipper 5

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Jeff Garoutte

Greenwood
Jackson County, MO

Red Admiral on nine bark in our back yard. Our nine barks were in full bloom this weekend and over the course of the weekend we saw 30 - 50 … maybe even more, on the bushes.

  • Red Admiral 30+

Red Admiral

Mark and Holly Salvato

Bahia Honda State Park
Monroe County, FL

With Adam Emerick

  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 75
  • Gulf Fritillary 33
  • Zebra Heliconian 30
  • Obscure Skipper 1

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Obscure Skipper

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Mark and Holly Salvato

Big Pine Key
Monroe County, FL

With Adam Emerick

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 6
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue abundant
  • Cassius Blue 27
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • Hammock Skipper 2
  • Florida Duskywing 45
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Obscure Skipper 1

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Florida Duskywing

John Heyse

Perkins Canyon, Mt. Diablo
Contra Costa County, CA

65-68F

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Mustard White 5
  • Large Marble 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Sylvan Hairstreak 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Callippe Fritillary 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • California Sister 2
  • Common Ringlet 0
  • Rural Skipper 2

Sylvan Hairstreak

Large Marble

Callippe Fritillary

Mustard White

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd. Orange Beach,Dry Branch Rd,Co Rd 9 at Marlow Methodist Chruch and Mannich Rd ,Malow Commuity
Baldwin County, AL

partly to mostly cloudy SE breeze.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Whirlabout 3

Allen Belden

Cumberland State Forest
Cumberland County, VA

Sunny, high in the mid 70s, rain needed. Dusted Skippers are uncommon in Virginia. Monarch very fresh.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 33
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 8
  • Gemmed Satyr 8
  • Carolina Satyr 20
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 11
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Sachem

Pearl Crescent

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Jim Wilkinson

Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park
Montgomery County, MD

small, grayish skipper that may have been Cobweb Skipper, but could not confirm

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 8
  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Pipevine Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Sachem

Bo Zaremba

Shawme-Crowell State Forest, Sandwich
Barnstable County, MA

6.5 hours of path walking and photography

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Brown Elfin 40
  • Frosted Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 120
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 20

Spring Azure

Eastern Pine Elfin

Brown Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

Mourning Cloak

Steven Glynn

Dagny Johnson Botantical Preserve
Monroe County, FL

Invited to join a survey effort in search of butterflies and plants

  • Giant Swallowtail 7
  • Schaus' Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Cassius Blue common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Julia Heliconian common
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • Florida Purplewing 9
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 4
  • Hammock Skipper 1

Florida Purplewing

Florida Purplewing

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

For over a week I have seen this species but it did not settle until today. Mystery solved - it’s an Eastern Comma and not a Question Mark. First identification of a Comma here this year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spring Azure common
  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jeffrey Glassberg

Mountainside Park
Morris County, NJ

1 pm to 2:30 pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 10
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7
  • Cobweb Skipper 5

Allen Belden

Shenandoah National Park: Central District
Madison County, VA

Also Page Co.; Big Meadows, Limberlost, Millers Head; sunny, temperatures only in the 50s after a period of much warmer weather.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Meadow Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 22
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 43
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 3

Meadow Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Dreamy Duskywing

Common Roadside-Skipper

Jim Egbert

Bon Secour NWR,Jeff Friendly Trail,Ft. Morgan State Historic Site,and Plantation Rd. Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Partly to mostly cloudy;Frog Fruit was the flower of the day.

  • Little Yellow 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Andrew Block

Samuel Untermyer Park, Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

One of the swallowtails was a dark female.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red Admiral 2

Ryan Chrouser

Otter Creek, 44.75679, -91.40348
Eau Claire County, WI

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach,Bay Rd., Magnolia Springs
Baldwin County, AL

Most of the days sightings were on verbena; which is good for sightings, but not so good for photos.

  • Cabbage White 12+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Dagny Johnson Botanical Preserve SP
Monroe County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 6
  • Great Southern White 5
  • Orange-barred Sulphur common
  • Cassius Blue 7
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Julia Heliconian common
  • Zebra Heliconian common
  • Florida Purplewing 1
  • Hammock Skipper 3

Large Orange Sulphur

Zebra Heliconian

Florida Purplewing

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg, Rich Ryder, Andy Greller

Massapequa Preserve
Nassau County, NY

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Common Sootywing 2

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jeffrey Glassberg

Mountainside Park
Morris County, NJ

10 am to 12 pm

  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Cobweb Skipper 4

Cobweb Skipper

Steven Glynn

Along Rt. 17, behind Pizza Hut in Georgetown
Georgetown County, SC

Marsh grasses and blooming bushes near parking area were loaded with butterflies

  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper superabundant

Question Mark

Broad-winged Skipper

Tom Fiore

Mt. Taurus, Hudson Highlands park, Cold Spring
Putnam County, NY

Brown Elfin near the summit; Falcate Orangetips in 2 separate areas of trail; sun & clouds, 80+[F.] with gusty winds. Blackflies also out in force! Lengthy hike, some flowers out, esp. Ericaceae.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5+
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 8+
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Dreamy Duskywing 8+
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 25+

Brown Elfin

Dreamy Duskywing

Pearl Crescent

Juvenal's Duskywing

Steven Glynn

Wormsloe Historic Site
Chatham County, GA

Impromptu visit, but not able to spend nearly enough time here. Activity was strong from the back of the parking area, along the orange trail down to the junction with the blue trail. All sightings from this short stretch during my time there (2:00- 3:00)

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • King's Hairstreak 4
  • Oak Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1

Oak Hairstreak

King's Hairstreak

King's Hairstreak

John Heyse

Pt. Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1

Western Tiger Swallowtail

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Alan Wells
Temps in the mid 70’s
One image shows a Dreamy Duskywing with a missing field mark, a white apical dot. The other is better behaved. 10 additional duskywings and one white could not be identified on the wing

  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Dreamy Duskywing 7
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 34

American Copper

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Andrew Block

Samuel Untermyer Park, Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

The bi-monthly survey was cut short by the first strong afternoon rain of the season. The three Zebra Swallowtails were a highlight for this location.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 10
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 12
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 6
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 14

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

Ward Pound Ridge Co. Park, nr. town of Cross River
Westchester County, NY

Very freshly-emerged blues & E.Pine Elfin. Clouds & sun with a fresh breeze.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5+
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 20+

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach,Bee Tree Creek on Co Rd 87,and Perdido Rive WMA
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny start but mostly cloudy afternoon.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 9
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Scott Anderson

At and near home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

Also saw a Question Mark or Comma but couldn’t get close enough to it.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2

Andrew Block

Samuel Untermyer Park, Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4

Jim Egbert

Bon Secour NWR Gulf Shores,and Russian Rd Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny, southerly wind; calendar says spring, but for us it is summer here on the northern Gulf coast.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 12+
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Delaware Skipper 3

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

Mohawk State Forest & town of Cornwall
Litchfield County, CT

W.Va.Whites only near their larval host plants. Also noted were few Spring Azures, Mourning Cloaks & E. Comma.

  • West Virginia White 10+
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1

Eastern Pine Elfin

West Virginia White

Andrew Block

River Rd., Kent,
Litchfield County, CT

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common

Steven Glynn

Woodland Township
Burlington County, NJ

  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 2
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6

Hessel's Hairstreak

Hessel's Hairstreak

Spring Azure

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

First Red-banded Hairstreak of the year!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure common
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Meredith Mays

Sweetwater State Park
Douglas County, GA

All five species puddling.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

American Snout

Red-spotted Purple

Spring Azure