Recent sightings

Mike Reese

National Forest Rds. 2161& 2158, and Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County, WI

My first comma slam since 2011 and the first Satyr Comma reported in WI since 2012.

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Satyr Comma 2
  • Green Comma 3
  • Gray Comma 1

Green Comma

Green Comma

Satyr Comma

Satyr Comma

Jeanette Klodzen

Little Cottonwood Trail
Salt Lake County, UT

Large snowstorm on Tues/Wed - left 10+ inches on trail. Much has melted. These are the survivors I saw.

  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Painted Lady 2

Daniel Jones

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Cameron County, TX

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Boisduval's Yellow 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Blue Metalmark 4
  • Phaon Crescent 10
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Julia's Skipper 3
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 10
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 4
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Mimosa Skipper

Boisduval's Yellow

Boisduval's Yellow

Blue Metalmark

Blue Metalmark

John Lampkin

Camp Bayou, Ruskin
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
80 cloudy with some sun
Most interesting find was the Gulf Fritillary color variant (see image).
Second place goes to the stunningly fresh Oak HS

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Oak Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Ron & Lori Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

Late afternoon walk. Mostly cloudy.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 11
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 14
  • Horace's Duskywing 23
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2

Black Swallowtail

Southern Broken-Dash

Ken Wilson

Pleasanton, CA.
Alameda County, CA

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

Falcate Orangetips were both males

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

Mike Reese

Willow Creek Fishery Area, east of Cty S
Waushara County, WI

My first newly emerged butterfly of the year!

  • Olympia Marble 2

Jim Wilkinson

Pickering Creek Audubon Center
Talbot County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

John Lampkin

E. G. Simmons State Park
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
80-86 Some clouds

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Brendan Cramphorn

Bradley Palmer in Hamilton MA
Essex County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Allen Belden

Powhatan State Park
Powhatan County, VA

Mix of sun, clouds, and showers; some wind; high around 70. A wide variety of habitats makes this new park an excellent place for butterflies. Pine Elfin flew from the ground into a scrub pine (Pinus virginiana).

  • Zebra Swallowtail 17
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Harvester 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 8
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 13
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Michael Diederich

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

First Cabbage White of the season seen at this location !

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Nils Helstrom

Patriots' Path through Morristown
Morris County, NJ

First Cabbage Whites of the season! Sunny, breezy, temps in the high 60’s.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Jim Egbert

S.Juniper St. Foley;Roscoe Rd.Orange Beach,and Plash Is.Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

This day was the 1st in several that there was a break in the rain.The break aloud me to get out do some sighting.It was made easy because with all the rain the ligustrum has popped into full bloom.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2

Mike A Rickard

Santa Ana NWR
Hidalgo County, TX

Wednesday butterfly walk found 33 species under cloudy skies, including an East-Mexican White-Skipper and a spectacular American Lady aberration.

  • American Lady 1
  • East Mexican White-Skipper 1

American Lady

East Mexican White-Skipper

John Lampkin

Red Bug Slough
Sarasota County, FL

With Jane Lampkin and Karen Finch
84-88 some clouds
Nice seeing abundant Monarchs!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • White Peacock 13
  • Monarch 20
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 7

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Preserve, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

  • Spring Azure 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Nils Helstrom

Great Swamp NWR
Morris County, NJ

Sunny and warm, mid- to high 60’s, with slight breeze. Seen during 90 minute walk along main road.

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Kevin G Hintsa

Briones Regional Park , Toyon Canyon Trail
Contra Costa County, CA

Among the first few county records . This was a worn female laying eggs on Winter Vetch ( Vicia villosa ) .

  • Funereal Duskywing 1

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing egg

Steven Glynn

Oceano Campground trail
San Luis Obispo County, CA

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 7

Umber Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Umber Skipper

Common Ringlet

Steven Glynn

Santa Cruz Island, Prisoner's Harbor refuge area
Santa Cruz County, CA

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Sara Orangetip 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Western Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 2
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Painted Lady common
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • California Sister 9
  • White Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Umber Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Gabb's Checkerspot

Satyr Comma

Gabb's Checkerspot

California Sister

Sara Orangetip

Spring Azure

John Lampkin

Little Manatee River State Park
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
Temp 78-82
Amusing image is of a Ceraunus Blue on a Hatpin Flower

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4

Ceraunus Blue

Scott Anderson

Home butterfly garden, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

One Tiger came to puddle, then a second, I could see a third in the distance and yes, it landed in the same place.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Ron Smith

North St. Petersburg
Pinellas County, FL

I checked the 200 yard long, 15 yard across field down at the end of the street. A ditch runs along one side and houses, the other. In 45 minutes…

  • Checkered White 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • White Peacock 25
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 32

Southern Skipperling

Rick Borchelt

Green Ridge State Forest
Allegany County, MD

Spent the day in the field in various parts of Green Ridge State Forest, concentrating primarily on exposed shale and shale barrens. Sunny, still and quite warm, high temp topped out at 80F. In bloom: Various field cresses, field pansy, Dutchman’s breeches, coltsfoot.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Olympia Marble 8
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Spring Azure common
  • Silvery Blue 5
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Silvery Blue

Olympia Marble

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Nils Helstrom

Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
Somerset County, NJ

Took an hour’s walk at lunch, during which it started to become overcast, but sunny, breezy and temps in the low 60’s at first.

  • Mourning Cloak 2

John Lampkin

Felt's Audubon Preserve
Manatee County, FL

With Jane Lampkin, Don and Liz Grozis, Anna Simandl
Temps mid 80’s

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Scott Anderson

Cheatham Hill, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Cobb County, GA

Quick 30 minute walk of the dogs. First Spicebush spotted this year.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2

Nils Helstrom

Weis Ecology Center
Passaic County, NJ

Clear and sunny, temps in the high 50’s to low 60’s. First Spring Azures of the year. Insect diversity was pleasantly high, including the first dragonfly of the season (a Common Green Darner).

  • Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Nils Helstrom

private property, Wayne
Passaic County, NJ

Clear, sunny, temps in the mid- to high 50’s. Single Mourning Cloak flew through my yard…

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Allan R. Loudell

White Clay Creek Preserve
Chester County, PA

One-and-a-half hour walk, 4:30—6:00 p.m.
Temperatures, 56—58 degrees, but mostly sunny.

  • Eastern Comma 4

Ahmet Baytas

Great Swamp NWR
Morris County, NJ

  • Spring Azure 13
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley, California
San Bernardino County, CA

Outside church, morning service.

  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Pioneer Trail
Morgan County, UT

Only walked 2.5-3 miles of the trail. The rest was covered by snow.

  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 5+
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady 2

Kathy Barylski

Catoctin Creek Park
Frederick County, MD

2 to 4:30 pm; 70 degrees and sunny
Tentative id on the Henry’s; first Elfins I’ve seen at this location

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 14
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Eastern Comma

Bill & Nancy Callahan

Laughing Brook WS Hamden MA
Hampden County, MA

4 Mourning Cloaks 1st of year in Western Mass

  • Mourning Cloak 4

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Preserve, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

  • Mourning Cloak 5

Renee Davis

Bashakill, Wurtsboro
Sullivan County, NY

Marge Gorton and I saw 4 Eastern Comma’s. First of the season! After this hard winter it was nice to see butterflies. Welcome spring!

  • Eastern Comma 4

Jim Egbert

Gulf State Park,Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trail,Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Last year I had no sighing of Zebra Swallowtail;the host plant,paw paw, were present,but nether adult nor cats were found.This was the 1st time this year I had gone back to examine the host for evidence of cats or adults.None were found.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1

Mark and Holly Salvato and Bob Ford

Navy Wells Pineland Preserve, Homestead
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 1

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Ruddy Daggerwing

Mark and Holly Salvato

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

With Bob Ford and Dennis Olle

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 9
  • Great Southern White 104
  • Large Orange Sulphur 16
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 14
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 43
  • Ceraunus Blue 14
  • Little Metalmark 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 64
  • Julia Heliconian 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 18
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 66
  • White Peacock 42
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Florida Leafwing 9
  • Georgia Satyr 4
  • Queen 3
  • Baracoa Skipper 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3

Florida Leafwing

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Fulvous Hairstreak

Georgia Satyr

Little Metalmark

Twin-spot Skipper

John Lampkin

Annutteliga Hammock count areas
Citrus County, FL

Totals from one of two groups from the NABA Annutteliga Hammock count. Ron Smith, leader; Julie Appleget, John and Jane Lampkin, Mike and Effie Smith, participants
Temps in the 80’s

The Banded Hairstreak (image) shows much more orange than usual as is sometimes seen in Florida individuals.

Also 2 unidentified Cloudywing/Duskywing

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 19
  • Barred Yellow 7
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 9
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 12
  • White M Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 27
  • Red-spotted Admiral 3
  • Carolina Satyr 20
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Sachem 1

Whirlabout

Banded Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Nils Helstrom

Ringwood State Park
Passaic County, NJ

Windy and cool, temps in the mid-50’s, some clouds.

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Allan R. Loudell

Along School Bell Road, Bear
New Castle County, DE

At this time most other years, Cabbage Whites would be numerous.

With all the cold nights, very delayed emergence.

  • Cabbage White 1

Bart Jones

Clifton Bend Count Circle
Decatur County, TN

This list reflects the Decatur and Hardin County portions of the Clifton Bend spring count, it is not the final tally. The Yucca Giant-Skipper was seen last year, but was photo-documented this year for a new county record for Decatur County.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 17
  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 19
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 35
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 26
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 28
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 31
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 11
  • Goatweed Leafwing 8
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Sleepy Duskywing 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 30
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 6
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper 3

Eastern Pine Elfin

Sleepy Duskywing

Yucca Giant-Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Scott Anderson

Home butterfly garden, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

First dark form female Eastern Tiger of the year spotted today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

John Heyse

at home Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1

Steven Glynn

Inyo National Forest area along CA-168
Inyo County, CA

activity around MM27 to MM32, at ~6,000 ft

  • Spring White 2
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 1
  • Silvery Blue 5
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot common
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Saltbush Sootywing 2
  • Juba Skipper 1

Painted Lady

Silvery Blue

Sagebrush Checkerspot

Sheridan's Hairstreak

James Fleullan

Savannah NWR (Solomon Tract)
Chatham County, GA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 10
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 20
  • Little Wood-Satyr 13
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

John Heyse and David Rawlinson

North Sonoma Mountain Park
Sonoma County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 11
  • Common Ringlet 20+
  • Northern Cloudywing 13

Jim Egbert

Gulf State Park;Hugh Branyon Trail,at Sports Complex,Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Few sightings, scent of insecticide in the air; the ball fields had been sprayed a short time before. Everything sighted was on the wing, the only things nectaring were a few bumble bees, wasps, and one lone skipper.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Allen Belden

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Suffolk city, VA

Partly sunny, high in the mid 80s, windy; auto route to Lake Drummond and parts of Jericho Ditch, Lynn Ditch and Washington Ditch. Sleepy Oranges with “winter form” coloration.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 24
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 25
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Henry's Elfin 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure common
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 1

Zebra Swallowtail

Falcate Orangetip

Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Dennis Holmes

Redwoods National Park near Lady Bird Johnson Grove and all along Bald Hills Rd. to School House Peak.
Humboldt County, CA

These pictures are of a male and female of the “sequoia” subspecies of Mustard White.

  • Anise Swallowtail 3
  • Mustard White 8
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 8
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 1

Mustard White

Mustard White

Steven Glynn

Zion National Park
Washington County, UT

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spring White 2
  • Mustard White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot common
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady common
  • Afranius Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Sagebrush Checkerspot

Anise Swallowtail

Jeanette Klodzen

Corner Canyon
Salt Lake County, UT

Loop of Canyon (Canyon Hollow Trail -> Ghost Falls Trail ->Brock’s Point Trail -> Clark’s Trail).

Very surprised to see a Dainty Sulpher in early April at ~5700 feet. First one I’ve seen UT.

  • Mustard White
  • Cabbage White
  • Sara Orangetip 5+
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Field Crescent
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Sleepy Duskywing
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing

Dainty Sulphur

Steven Rosenthal

Cumberland Island- Dungeness Ferry Slip
Camden County, GA

5pm….headed your way on a strong southern wind

  • Monarch 1

Jeffrey Glassberg

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

2 to 4 pm

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Clytie Ministreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Bordered Patch 4
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 20
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 10
  • Tawny Emperor 35
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 9
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Laviana White-Skipper 10
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 25
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Common Mellana 7
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Red-bordered Metalmark

Common Mellana

Jim Egbert

Bee Tree Creek ,and Weeks Bay Estuarine Research Reserve
Baldwin County, AL

The Bee Tree Creek has a large number of American Holly in bloom,with an old dirt road bed that has a good succession of environments from high and dry with sandy soil, to a ground water seep area with clay soil, to the mucky and boggy bottom of the creek bed.
The Weeks Bay NERR, Pitcher Plant Bog, has another colony of Pearl Crescents this year.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Ken Wilson

Sunol Regional Wilderness, Sunol
Alameda County, CA

76F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Large Marble 1
  • Sara Orangetip 8
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Silvery Blue 5
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 6
  • Variable Checkerspot 5
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet common
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1

Northern Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot

Jeanette Klodzen

Sugarhouse Park - Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Painted Lady 3

John Lampkin

Circle B Bar Preserve
Polk County, FL

With Jane Lampkin, Karen Finch and Bill & Jan Pierce
mid-80’s, 3.5 hours
Blues haven’t woken up yet. Most species were fresh but the Variegated Fritillaries were pretty worn. One was observed laying eggs on Passion Vine.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Carolina Satyr

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

3-5 PM. Low 80s, mostly sunny.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 11
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 9
  • Little Yellow 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 7
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 15
  • Fiery Skipper 8

White M Hairstreak

Scott Anderson

Home butterfly garden, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spring Azure 1

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley, California
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Jim Egbert

Linholm Rd.,Bee Tree Creek,Perdido River Wildlife Man. Area,Duck Place Rd bridge
Baldwin County, AL

The WMA is found on both side of the Perdido Rive which is lined with White Cedar; Florida’s on the east side and Alabama’s on the west side, parking is only allowed on the Alabama side of the bridge. As protected as the river is it did not produce as wide a variety as did the Bee Tree Creek location.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 7
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2

John Lampkin

Morgan's Farm Market, Ruskin
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
86 degrees

20 minutes in a very small field of flowers for market

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • American Lady 8
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Delaware Skipper

Mangrove Skipper

John Lampkin

Shell Mound, Cockroach Bay
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
80 degrees and rising

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 5
  • Queen 5
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Scott Anderson

Home butterfly garden, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

80s, azalea time, first Cloudless Sulphur of the year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Daniel Jones

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

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 5
  • Checkered White 20
  • Southern Dogface 5
  • Mexican Yellow 12
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Sandia Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Bromeliad Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Rawson's Metalmark 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Texan Crescent 3
  • Vesta Crescent 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • California Sister 1
  • Golden Banded-Skipper 6
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Common Sootywing 10
  • Chisos Skipperling 1
  • Orange Skipperling 15

Bromeliad Scrub-Hairstreak

Bromeliad Scrub-Hairstreak

Bromeliad Scrub-Hairstreak

Chisos Skipperling

Chisos Skipperling

Sandia Hairstreak

Golden Banded-Skipper

Rawson's Metalmark

Sleepy Duskywing

Rocky Mountain Duskywing

Jim Egbert

Linholm Rd,Bee Tree Creek on Co Rd 87
Baldwin County, AL

1st trip north of Interstate 10 on the east side of the county this year. I found a lot of activity in this area last fall. Heavy sea fog in the AM, burned off by 10am.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Marriottsville Area, Patapsco Valley State Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Daniel Jones

Pinto Canyon Road
Presidio County, TX

along a damp stretch of dirt road with leached salts

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • Acacia Skipper 1
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 2
  • Orange Skipperling 2

Acacia Skipper

Arizona Powdered-Skipper

Great Purple Hairstreak

Bordered Patch

Jim Egbert

Canal Rd and Beaver Creek Ln Orange Beach;& Oyster Bay Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny day temps AM 60s low 80s PM. Its that time of year were the weather is stable and the same from one day to the next.The plants that had been damaged by the winters freeze have recovered.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Glassboro Wildlife Management Area
Gloucester County, NJ

The majority of Celastrinas were marginata, but at least one was lucia

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 15
  • Eastern Comma 10
  • Mourning Cloak 6

Nils Helstrom

Wayne, private property
Passaic County, NJ

Sunny with temps in the low 60’s. A bright individual feeding at tree sap… the first Eastern Comma I’ve seen in my yard!

  • Eastern Comma 1

Allan R. Loudell

Lums Pond State Park
New Castle County, DE

After such a cold March, great to see these overwintering butterflies!

Before today, the only leps I could find were the winter moths and some Sallows!

  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Allan R. Loudell

Front yard off School Bell Road, Bear
New Castle County, DE

1st butterfly of the year!

About two to three weeks’ delayed emergence this year owing to persistent cold nights in March.

  • Cabbage White 1

Steven Glynn

Gypsum Ponds
Eagle County, CO

  • Mustard White 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Mustard White

Painted Lady

Steven Glynn

Rifle Falls SP
Garfield County, CO

  • Western White 1

Western White

Western White

Steven Glynn

Grizzly Creek/Glenwood Canyon Rest Area along I-70
Garfield County, CO

  • Western White 1
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Persius Duskywing 1

Persius Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

Western White

Western White

Spring Azure

Steven Glynn

Bair Ranch/Ike Creek Rest Area on I-70
Garfield County, CO

  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3

Michael Diederich

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

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Ahmet Baytas

Mills Reservation
Essex County, NJ

Always a great place for Mourning Cloak. Actual number probably over several dozen (I just walked for a couple of hours on the south one third of the reservation).

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 17

Mark Adams

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

1:10-5:00 pm EDT. Excellent spring weather: sunny to mostly sunny, 61 - 67 deg F, wind calm early increasing to 10-15 mph in late afternoon.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 20+
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7

Silvery Blue

Zebra Swallowtail

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Am sunny and cool,wind was easterly;temps started the day in the low 50s,and warmed to near 70 by noon.This area has three colors of clover;the white is fading,the red and yellow are still going strong.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Tom Palmer

Around Lake Walkinwater near Frostproof
Polk County, FL

Windy, little morning sun

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 13
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 19
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Least Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Steven Glynn

Roxborough State Park
Douglas County, CO

Most everything flying was moving through, patrolling and tough to get to sit.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Western Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 1
  • Afranius Duskywing 1

Rocky Mountain Duskywing

Rocky Mountain Duskywing

Hoary Comma

Linda Cooper, Buck Cooper

Bay Lake and Center Grade Rd in Richloam WMA
Lake County, FL

Few nectar sources other than Daisy Fleabane, Yellow/Purple Thistle and Bidens alba.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 18
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 33
  • Great Southern White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 5
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Twin-spot Skipper

Berry's Skipper

john heyse

Back Creek Canyon, Mt. Diablo
Contra Costa County, CA

66-72F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 4
  • Mustard White 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Large Marble 1
  • Sara Orangetip 12
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 5
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • California Sister 4
  • Common Ringlet 20+
  • Propertius Duskywing 5
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Large Marble

Acmon Blue

Nils Helstrom

Weis Ecology Center
Passaic County, NJ

At last, the first butterfly of the season here in north Jersey! Cool (temps in the low to mid-50’s), windy and overcast… I guess it got tired of waiting for optimal conditions. The only other Lepidoptera in evidence were a fresh Grote’s Sallow (Copivaleria grotei) and abundant day-flying micro-moths, mostly Bare-pateched Oak Leafrollers (Pseudexentera spoliana).

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Scott Anderson

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, South end
Cobb County, GA

Around noon, windy and 60.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spring Azure 4