Recent sightings

Jim Egbert

Along State Hwy 180 West in Bon Secour NWR
Baldwin County, AL

Summery spring morning, SE breeze, and upper 70s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods and Trails.
Worcester County, MA

Today me and my Golden Cassie saw five Mourning Cloak Butterflies and six Blue Spring Azures whilst hiking on the Public Trails in back of my house in Fiskdale, Massachusetts.

  • Spring Azure 6
  • Mourning Cloak 5

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Brian Ahern

Cypress Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, preliminary scouting with land manager

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • White Peacock 12
  • Viceroy 5
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Monk Skipper 1

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Massachusetts Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 3

Melanie Link Taylor

Residential Butterfly Garden, Apple Valley CAL
San Bernardino County, CA

This Cabbage White really appreciates the lobelia in our Butterfly Garden.

  • Cabbage White 1

Cabbage White

John Lampkin

Triple Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Robert Epstein
74-84, Sunny & hot
9:30-12

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 10
  • Oak Hairstreak 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 1

Glenn Koppel

Moraine State Park
Butler County, PA

Seen on the Muddy Creek wetland trail

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • West Virginia White 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6

Rich Kelly

Muttontown Preserve
Nassau County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 17
  • American Lady 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Raven Anthony Squire

Central Park, New York City (Plaza Hotel in view)
New York County, NY

2 separate Painted Ladies nectaring on dandelion with 1 chased by a Pearl Crescent, probably a male. Both are FOS. At one point a Painted Lady was nectaring for over 30 seconds and on a leaf below it the Pearl Crescent settled rather than give chase.

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 3

Allen Belden

James River Park
Richmond city, VA

Clouds giving way to sun, high near 70. All Zabulon Skippers were males.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 9
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 19
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5

Common Sootywing

Zabulon Skipper

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Mourning Cloak

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Cool & breezy, light overcast, low 60’s. Best surprise of the day was a California Tortoiseshell. Also surprising was to see a Chalcedon Checkerspot nectaring on Mariposa Lily.

  • Pale Swallowtail 5
  • Mustard White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Northern Checkerspot 6
  • Variable Checkerspot 98
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Lorquin's Admiral 8
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet 32
  • Mournful Duskywing 4
  • Umber Skipper 1

Variable Checkerspot

California Tortoiseshell

Kathy Barylski

Near the Appalachian Trail from Reno Monument to Lamb's Knoll; on the Frederick County/Washington County line
Frederick County, MD

very warm (80 at least), variable sun and wind. 1:45-4 pm

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Brown Elfin 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing abundant

Brown Elfin

Eastern Tailed-Blue

John Lampkin

Sun City Center Nature Trail
Hillsborough County, FL

With Robert Epstein
Sunny, 80’s

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Monk Skipper 2

Great Southern White

Joanne Langabee

Tregaron Golf Course
Sarpy County, NE

Sunny day around 70 degrees

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

JoAnna N Clayton

Personal Residence
Pinellas County, FL

Fulvous Hairstreak a Lifer!! And in my own yard

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Giant Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Monarch

Fulvous Hairstreak

Curtis A. Lehman

Cedar Creek Park
Westmoreland County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

An early egg laying female.

  • Sleepy Orange 1

Sleepy Orange

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Cabbage White 1

Jenni Espinosa

Home, front yard, Penngrove
Sonoma County, CA

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Jim Egbert

Plash Island Bridge Gulf Shores,Roscoe Rd. Orange Beach,and Bee Tree Creek off Co Rd 87.
Baldwin County, AL

Blue skies, SE wind, and lower 80s.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 11
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Palatka Skipper 1

Tom Fiore

Harriman State Park, north-eastern sections
Rockland County, NY

very extensive hike along stream courses to higher ridges with much blueberry in bloom; almost all sightings in Rockland but a few in adjacent Orange Co. of NY as well. Many species & individuals seen in fresh-good condition. Azures nearly abundant in a few areas with blueberry, and some females seen laying eggs on the blueberry plants. Most sightings in warmer afternoon sun, only a few before 11 a.m.; some species also hill-topping late in the day. The variety of species out was a slight surprise. Spicebush Sw.-tail seems early yet an experienced observer found one a week or more earlier in the same ‘lower Hudson’ region of N.Y. [PS, Azure numbers noted are very conservative, there were a lot!]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 6+
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Brown Elfin 30+
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 50++
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 6+
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 25+

Falcate Orangetip

Spring Azure

Brown Elfin

Gray Hairstreak

Bo Zaremba

Canton
Norfolk County, MA

Personal high for Henry’s Elfin.

  • Henry's Elfin 36
  • Spring Azure 45
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Spring Azure

Henry's Elfin

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 2

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

the red admiral was rather large.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Spring Azure 1

Jeffrey Glassberg

Mountainside Park
Morris County, NJ

10 am to 12 pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 23
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 21
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8

Gray Hairstreak

Juvenal's Duskywing

Falcate Orangetip

Randy Harrod

McKethan Lake Park
Hernando County, FL

All Hairstreaks on various Sparkelberry bushes in same general area
Both Hairstreaks are lifers

  • Little Yellow 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 4
  • Oak Hairstreak 8
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Oak Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1

Brian Ahern

Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

10:45 AM to 12:00 PM - first loop trail only. Found two Three-spotted Skippers, my first sighting of that species for Hillsborough County.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 15
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 30
  • Oak Hairstreak 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 40
  • Zebra Heliconian 25
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 16
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 7
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Sachem 1

Oak Hairstreak

Three-spotted Skipper

Jim Egbert

Oyster Bay Rd at Plash Island bridge;Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

I made a quick drive over to see how a patch of Spanish Needles(Bidens alba) was rebounding from winter.

  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Palatka Skipper 5

Christopher Leslie

San Nicolas Island
Ventura County, CA

Partly cloudy and windy on island. Butterflies were feeding at flowers or landing on vegetation in sheltered areas. Flowering plants included Coreopsis, Silver Lotus, Lupinus Albifrons, Sand Verbena, Dunedelions, Beach Primrose, and various flowering iceplants.

  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 3
  • Acmon Blue 6
  • West Coast Lady 3

Acmon Blue

Gray Hairstreak

Acmon Blue

Gray Hairstreak

Acmon Blue

West Coast Lady

Gray Hairstreak

Kathy Barylski

Catoctin Creek Park, nr Middletown
Frederick County, MD

2:15-5:15 pm; 4 miles covered. First Elfin ever sited at Catoctin Creek Park (generally found at higher elevations in county)

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Question Mark

Meadow Fritillary

Allan R. Loudell

Convenience store/bank wall south of Northeast
Cecil County, MD

Saw a Pearl Crescent perched vertically (as one would expect) at the base of a wall - near some moths.

Obviously a common butterfly, but always a little quirky when I find a butterfly among the moths in the early morning!

  • Pearl Crescent 1

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 2

Tom Fiore, Ken Chaya

Van Cortlandt Park
Bronx County, NY

chance sightings in a mainly-botanical walk. A very fresh-looking E.Tailed-Blue.

  • Cabbage White 5+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

John Lampkin

Tillis Hill Recreation Area
Citrus County, FL

With Brinda Curran & Virginia Hall
(Our portion of the Annutteliga Hammock NABA count) 9:15 - 3:30; Sunny and warm. Pawpaws are pollinated primarily by beetles, not by adult Zebra Swallowtails. Pawpaws were in flower. One contained a Zebra Swallowtail caterpillar. Pics by JL, except the two-fer by BC.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Southern Dogface 13
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 1

Oak Hairstreak

Palmetto Skipper

Common Buckeye

Zarucco Duskywing

Zebra Swallowtail

Chris Blazo

Williamson Redbud & Cedar forest
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Henry's Elfin 6
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 8
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 9
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Pearl Crescent

Joanne Langabee

my home
Sarpy County, NE

got up to 80 degrees today. Windy, gust to 23 mph. Saw first Eastern Tiger Swallowtail of the year

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

Joanne Langabee

Tregaron Golf Course
Sarpy County, NE

Finally getting some sunshine again after a couple days of rain and clouds

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Dennis O. Miranda

Walpack Bend, Delaware Water Gap NRA
Sussex County, NJ

Daylong series of stops and visits to habitat for early flyers. 10:30 am thru 4:00 PM. Few butterflies in flight owing to cool conditions, previous night temps were in the lower 30’s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 5

Cabbage White

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Chris Blazo

Bricker Rd. Game Lands
Franklin County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 9
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Chris Blazo

Bear Valley Natural Area
Franklin County, PA

2 of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtails were the larger “Appalachian” subspecies.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 9
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Gray Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 35

Andrew Block

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Massachusetts Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Mourning Cloak

Randy Harrod

Home Garden
Pinellas County, FL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Ryan Chrouser

Coon Forks County Park
Eau Claire County, WI

  • American Lady 1

Ryan Chrouser

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

  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Chris Blazo

Long Ln. Pond in St. Thomas Township
Franklin County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 3

Ken Wilson

Mount Laguna, Kwaaymii Point & Garnet Peak Trail
San Diego County, CA

Started at 11:00, temp 67. Mostly sunny with some clouds. Winds at Garnet Peak exceeded 20 mph with stronger gust. No ID Sulphurs.

  • Indra Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 10
  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Boisduval's Blue 6
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • California Patch 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Afranius Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8

Indra Swallowtail

Boisduval's Blue

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Following a foggy crispy chilly morning of 52 degrees, the sun came out - temps increased to the mid-60s.
Cabbage Whites were observed in three separate areas of Warren, MI

  • Cabbage White 5

Steven Glynn

Oakmulgee WMA
Bibb County, AL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail common
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 3
  • Goatweed Leafwing 4
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Hoary Edge 9
  • Southern Cloudywing 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Hoary Edge

Hoary Edge

Northern Cloudywing

Southern Cloudywing

Little Glassywing

Steven Glynn

Payne Lake area
Hale County, AL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 7
  • Creole Pearly-eye 2
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 2

Zebra Swallowtail

Creole Pearly-eye

Southern Pearly-eye

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Confused Cloudywing

Mike Reese

Brockway Rd. various stops
Jackson County, WI

Also saw one other elfin.

  • Olympia Marble 11
  • Hoary Elfin 1
  • American Lady 1

Hoary Elfin

Brett Badeaux

Bear Canyon Loop Trail, Cleveland National Forest
Riverside County, CA

High 70’s, mostly sunny, from 9:30-3:30

This place had so many blues I just could not ID all of them.

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Sara Orangetip 28
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 2
  • California Dogface 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 15
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 13
  • Spring Azure 35
  • Acmon Blue 16
  • Mormon Metalmark common
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 8
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 8
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • California Sister 35
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Mournful Duskywing 13
  • Funereal Duskywing 13
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 19

Gabb's Checkerspot

California Dogface

Beth Polvino

Cape May NWR - Woodcock Trail
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Orange Sulphur 18
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Spring Azure 6
  • American Lady 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Julie Appleget

McKethan Lake Park
Hernando County, FL

15 hairstreaks on the same Sparkleberry
Awesome!

  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 4
  • Oak Hairstreak 13

Banded Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Jeanette Klodzen

Mueller Park Trail to Elephant Rock
Davis County, UT

Sunny, 70s

First sighting for the year for all species but the Cabbage White (and I haven’t seen many on those either). Guess that’s what happens after a “normal” winter.

And 2 Orange/Clouded Sulphers

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Massachusetts Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 10

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods/Trails.
Suffolk County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Brett Badeaux

Santa Rosa Plateau
Riverside County, CA

Low 70’s, clear with occasional medium winds. From 10:15 to 4:15. The butterflies here are even more localized than last month, with large expanses of unfruitful dry grassland. 1 unid skipper and some duskywings.

  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 6
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sara Orangetip 41
  • Orange Sulphur 50+
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gold-hunter's Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 14
  • Marine Blue 6
  • Western Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Mormon Metalmark 21
  • Callippe Fritillary 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 38
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 10
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • California Sister 15
  • Common Ringlet 16
  • Queen 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 39
  • Northern White-Skipper 1
  • Woodland Skipper 1

Queen

Gold-hunter's Hairstreak

Callippe Fritillary

Callippe Fritillary

Ken Wilson

San Dieguito River Park, Rancho Bernardo
San Diego County, CA

Mostly sunny, 87 degrees, with mild winds. Several No ID Sulphurs spotted on on the move. Both pictured blues are first of season.

  • Checkered White 8
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 2

Western Pygmy-Blue

Ceraunus Blue

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Clear, sunny with wind gusts to 5-16 mph from NE to ESE, air temp 67-80F.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

American Lady

Venice Kelly

rollinsville
Gilpin County, CO

recently we had a 4ft. snow storm and it has melted down to 2 ft. we were quite surprised to see the butterflies. it was 50F and the sun was shinning

  • Green Comma 1
  • Hoary Comma 10
  • Mourning Cloak 9

Elizabeth Golden

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

Five-hour survey conducted during the dry season by E. Golden, M. Avello, B. Binkert.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Cassius Blue 28
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 44
  • Cuban Crescent 14
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 6
  • Monarch 8
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 3

Cuban Crescent

Mangrove Skipper

Monk Skipper

Monk Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Spring Azure

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 15

Mourning Cloak

Beth Polvino

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve, Cape May Courthouse
Cape May County, NJ

  • Henry's Elfin 2

Henry's Elfin

Dennis O. Miranda

Green Lane Park
Montgomery County, PA

Sunny morning. Temps in the lower 50’s. Hemlock Grove Parking Area

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 3

Dennis O. Miranda

Green Lane Park
Montgomery County, PA

Sunny day, temps in the 60’s. Time: 10:00 am -12:00 PM

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2

Beth Polvino

Siegtown Rd, Cape May Couthouse
Cape May County, NJ

Connective Powerline Cut

  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Pine Elfin

Ryan Chrouser

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

Watched an Eastern Phoebe try to catch the Cabbage White. He tried twice and was unsuccessful. The white must have retreated into the long grass to hide as I did not see it after the second miss.

  • Cabbage White 1

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park
Contra Costa County, CA

68F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 4
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Lorquin's Admiral 3
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Melanie Link Taylor

Residential Butterfly Garden, Apple Valley CAL
San Bernardino County, CA

The butterflies fly a circuit around the house and garden all day! This is a wildlife habitat also, and the butterflies grew up here.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Steven Glynn

Areas near Chattanooga
Hamilton County, TN

Yucca Giant-Skippers in same area. One in flight only, other was very cooperative. Sunny, 78 degrees in the afternoon.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Goatweed Leafwing 2
  • Carolina Satyr 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Sleepy Duskywing common
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 1
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper 2

Yucca Giant-Skipper

Yucca Giant-Skipper

White M Hairstreak

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Desolation Trail to Salt Lake Overlook (Millcreek Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Start around 4pm

  • Satyr Comma 1

Jim Springer

Round Valley Recreation Area
Hunterdon County, NJ

1:15pm-3:30pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Spring Azure 12
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7

Eastern Pine Elfin

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 4
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Spring Azure

Mourning Cloak

Ken Wilson

Mount Laguna
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 68 degrees, occasionally gusty.

  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Leanira Checkerspot 3
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Afranius Duskywing 1

Leanira Checkerspot

Christopher Leslie

El Capitan Canyon, Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara County, CA

Camouflaged yellow spider hiding in mustard flowers caught this unsuspecting Orangetip. Buckeye was chasing other butterflies and returning to perches on mallows on dirt road. Partly cloudy day in the 70’s F.

  • Sara Orangetip 4
  • Common Buckeye 2

Sara Orangetip

Sara Orangetip

Common Buckeye

Andrew Block

Great Swamp NWR, Basking Ridge,
Morris County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Andrew Block

Colfax Rd., Pompton Lakes,
Passaic County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

L Pena

Clairemont
San Diego County, CA

Going about the day, 2 beauties enjoying the unseasonably warm temps.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Warm day, thin overcast in the afternoon. Chalcedon Checkerspots & Common Ringlets were common.

  • Pale Swallowtail 9
  • Mustard White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 7
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 6
  • Variable Checkerspot 45
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Lorquin's Admiral 9
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 64
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 4
  • Persius Duskywing 1
  • Umber Skipper 2

Steven Glynn

Areas near Covington
Alleghany County, VA

Sunny, breezy in afternoon, 75 degrees.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Brown Elfin 9
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 6
  • Dreamy Duskywing common
  • Sleepy Duskywing common
  • Juvenal's Duskywing superabundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Grizzled Skipper 4
  • Cobweb Skipper 3

Eastern Pine Elfin

Cobweb Skipper

Sleepy Duskywing

Silvery Blue

Grizzled Skipper

Grizzled Skipper

Grizzled Skipper

Grizzled Skipper

Rich Kelly

Shu Swamp, Mill Neck
Nassau County, NY

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Rich Kelly

Bailey Arboretum, Locust Valley
Nassau County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

John Lampkin

Red Bug Slough, Sarasota
Sarasota County, FL

Sarasota Butterfly Club, 9 participants
72-80 Bright sun

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Zebra Heliconian 9
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 11
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 11
  • Queen 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Delaware Skipper 1

James L. Monroe

Off Ohio River in Industry PA
Beaver County, PA

8 to 10 Azures uncertain IDs

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Beth Polvino

Connective Powerline Cut Siegtown Rd, Cape May Courthouse
Cape May County, NJ

  • Frosted Elfin 1

Frosted Elfin

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

Kakiat Park - abutting Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Hike up from Ramapo river to high ridge in Harriman SP. Temp. to 80F., low humidity. About 3-4 hrs. of looking. A good find was Compton Tortoiseshell, in a traditional area for it; the individual seen was going for sap in a big wild black cherry tree. 2 Gray Hairstreaks were a modest surprise. Flora still in early spring stages.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 15+
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Falcate Orangetip

Gray Hairstreak

Compton Tortoiseshell

Juvenal's Duskywing

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

Gulf Fritillary - my first of the season.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Ringlet 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 5

Curtis A. Lehman

Youghiogheny River Trail
Fayette County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • West Virginia White 15
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • White M Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 15

David H. Bartholomew

San Bruno Mountain, Ridge Trail
San Mateo County, CA

10:45 - 3:30, pleasantly warm day, lots of flowers, a decent variety of butterflies. I was looking for Mission Blue (saw 16), San Bruno Silverspot (saw 1), and San Bruno Elfin (saw none). By far, the Chalcedon Checkerspot was most common.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Anise Swallowtail 30
  • Pale Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 3
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Boisduval's Blue 16
  • Callippe Fritillary 1
  • Field Crescent 5
  • Variable Checkerspot 57
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Mournful Duskywing 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Callippe Fritillary

Boisduval's Blue

Variable Checkerspot

Mike Reese

Brockway Rd. various sites
Jackson County, WI

  • Olympia Marble 8
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • American Lady 3

Olympia Marble

'Spring' Spring Azure

Ryan Chrouser

Truax Prairie, 44.85599, -91.56730
Eau Claire County, WI

  • Red Admiral 1

Steven Glynn

Green Ridge State Park
Allegany County, MD

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Zebra Swallowtail 11
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White common
  • Olympia Marble 1
  • Falcate Orangetip common
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing abundant
  • Cobweb Skipper 1

Falcate Orangetip

Zebra Swallowtail

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juniper Hairstreak

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Jim Wilkinson

Marriottsville Area, Patapsco State Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Dennis O. Miranda

Silver Lake Wildlife Management Area, NJ
Morris County, NJ

  • Spring Azure 30
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 10

Compton Tortoiseshell

Spring Azure

Harry Zirlin

Jackson Twsp
Ocean County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 36
  • American Copper 2
  • Brown Elfin 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 12
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7

Falcate Orangetip

Ahmet Baytas

Mills Reservation
Essex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Massachusetts
Worcester County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 4

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg, Rich Ryder

Planting Fields Arboretum
Nassau County, NY

E. Pine Elfin is rare in Nassau County.

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2

Eastern Pine Elfin

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 9
  • Mourning Cloak 16

Mourning Cloak

Brian Ahern

Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

11:30 AM to 1 PM.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 30
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 30
  • Zebra Heliconian 15
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 3
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 12
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Southern Skipperling 12
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Brian Ahern

Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

11:30 AM to 1 PM.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 30
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 30
  • Zebra Heliconian 15
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2

Ryan Chrouser

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

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Comma 2

Ken Wilson

Mission Trails Regional Park, San Diego
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 86 degrees, with continued strong gusty winds. No ID sulphur and a couple of no ID whites seen as well.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Sara Orangetip 7
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Northern White-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Mike Reese

Riley Lake Wildflife Area
Price County, WI

Sunny, 75 degrees. I was looking for my first Brown Elfin of the year and was surprised by the azure instead!

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Gray Comma 2
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 2
  • Mourning Cloak 5

John Lampkin

Triple Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
80, sun with clouds
Check out the Green Lynx spiders in both images!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Oak Hairstreak 2
  • White M Hairstreak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 21
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

White M Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Chris Blazo

Bricker Rd. Field in the game lands.
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Warren A. Jacobs

Fulmer Rd Spring Mount
Montgomery County, PA

First of season

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

This is the earliest date I have ever seen a Common Checkered-Skipper.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Renee Davis

James J Peters VA Hospital
Bronx County, NY

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Renee Davis

Huber Rd Shandelee
Sullivan County, NY

  • Spring Azure 1

Renee Davis

Stump Pond Rd, Youngsville
Sullivan County, NY

First of the season for my yard

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 1

Rick and Stacey Andersen

Port Charlotte, FL - Andersen residence
Charlotte County, FL

All spotted in our yard!

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Mangrove Skipper 1

White Peacock

Mangrove Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

10:00-12:30. Sunny skies.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 17
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 16
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 13
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 22
  • Monarch 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 11
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

It was 73 degrees, wind at 20 mph and partly cloudy. The forest was so green with all of the ground cover coming up. Lots of wildflowers, wood phlox, violets, Dutchman breeches, gooseberries, and spring beauty. Red admirals liked the stinging nettles

  • Cabbage White 14
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 16

Red Admiral

Steven Glynn

Local hotspots near Bevan WMA- Millville
Cumberland County, NJ

Sunny, 75 degrees in the afternoon.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Falcate Orangetip 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 5
  • Juniper Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Spring Azure common
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Gray Hairstreak

Falcate Orangetip

Brown Elfin

Pearl Crescent

Juniper Hairstreak

Eastern Pine Elfin

Meredith Mays

NABA certified home garden
Fulton County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

American Lady

Red-banded Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jeffrey Glassberg

Warren Grove
Ocean County, NJ

10:30 to 12:30; 1:30 to 2:30

  • Brown Elfin 14
  • Hoary Elfin 12
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6

Hoary Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Melanie Link Taylor

Residential Butterfly Garden, Apple Valley CAL
San Bernardino County, CA

Butterfly checking out the fruit trees. Monarch among fruitless mulberry.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1

Cabbage White

Michael Diederich

Route 35, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Preserve, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

From 11:40 AM to 1:50 PM.

  • Spring Azure 23
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Julie Appleget

Ross Prairie
Marion County, FL

  • Oak Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Oak Hairstreak

Julie Appleget

McKethan Lake
Hernando County, FL

  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 3
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Great Purple Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 3
  • Mourning Cloak 9

Spring Azure

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 14

Mourning Cloak

Warren A. Jacobs

Marlboro Township
Montgomery County, PA

I have been monitoring this small, isolated, not well documented colony of falcate orange tips for over 30 years. I didn’t post the exact location because I consider it very vulnerable, but would be glad to share information to anyone who’s interested if you contact me personally. I’d also love to hear from anyone else who knows about it or knows any historical information about the species in this area.

  • Cabbage White
  • Falcate Orangetip
  • Spring Azure
  • Eastern Comma
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Sleepy Duskywing
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing

Falcate Orangetip

Falcate Orangetip

Sleepy Duskywing

Raven Anthony Squire

Washington Park, Union City
Hudson County, NJ

flying above a dandelion growing out of a weedy lawn

  • Cabbage White 1

Brian Ahern

Hillsborough River State Park
Hillsborough County, FL

Florida Trail only. All Hairstreaks were nectaring on Sparkleberry

  • Oak Hairstreak 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Carolina Satyr 20

Ryan Chrouser

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

  • Eastern Comma 3

Ryan Chrouser

Coon Forks County Park
Eau Claire County, WI

  • Eastern Comma 2

Ryan Chrouser

Augusta Wildlife Area
Eau Claire County, WI

  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Pymatuning State Park
Crawford County, PA

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 3

Ken Wilson

Santa Margarita River Preserve, Fallbrook
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 81 degrees, with gusty winds. This location was mostly protected from the wind by lots of vegetation and trees.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Sara Orangetip 5
  • Satyr Comma 7
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 10+
  • Umber Skipper 1

Satyr Comma

Ken Wilson

Santa Rosa Plateau
Riverside County, CA

Sunny, 81 degrees, and gusty winds. The number of species and individuals at this location remain extremely low.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 8
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Western Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 10

Tom Fiore

Hudson Highlands State Park, Mt. Taurus trails
Putnam County, NY

energetic hike over summit of Mt. Taurus in afternoon, high temp. near-70, light wind, no clouds until 5 pm, after night time lows near freezing. A bit too early for Brown Elfin at this site; 1 Falcate seen was a female; a mix of Azure types: as in lucia & marginata. Tiger Swallowtails extremely fresh in condition. Most every species was doing some late-day hill-topping, except for Cabbage White, only seen lower in this location. Not a lot of wildflowers up just yet in this site.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5+
  • Falcate Orangetip 4
  • Spring Azure 6+
  • Mourning Cloak 7
  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Mourning Cloak

Falcate Orangetip

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Melanie Link Taylor

Residential Butterfly Garden, Apple Valley CAL
San Bernardino County, CA

Butterfly enjoyed blooming Purple Butterfly Bush.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • California Hairstreak 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1

John Heyse

Fernandez Ranch, Muir Land Trust
Contra Costa County, CA

74-79F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Boisduval's Blue 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Lorquin's Admiral 3
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 8

Northern Checkerspot

Boisduval's Blue

Red Admiral

Lorquin's Admiral

Dennis Holmes

Near Bridge Campground at the end of Gilman Rd. near Lake Shasta.
Shasta County, CA

Finally a beautiful day with little wind and nice sunshine. Also a 6 swallowtail day was nice.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail abundant
  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Indra Swallowtail 5
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 3
  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Gray Marble 2
  • Silvery Blue common
  • Mylitta Crescent 5
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • California Sister 1
  • Propertius Duskywing common
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Indra Swallowtail

Indra Swallowtail

Gray Marble

California Sister

Common Roadside-Skipper

Pale Swallowtail

Mike Reese

Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County, WI

Also saw 3 day-flying moths, Scarce Infant (Leucobrephos brephoides).

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Green Comma 2

Chris Blazo

Stillhouse Hollow Rd. above Methodist Hill in the Michaux SF
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Brown Elfin 8
  • Spring Azure 30+
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 30+
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Brown Elfin

Chris Blazo

Lindsay Lot Rd. in Michaux SF
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 50+
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 25
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 19

Chris Blazo

Heisey Rd. Orchard off of Stillhouse Hollow Rd. near Michaux SF
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 7
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

White M Hairstreak

Andrew Block

NY Botanical Garden, Bronx,
Bronx County, NY

  • Cabbage White 6

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

1-4:30 PM. Not bright sun, a bit overcast. Did not get to the far north end or the far east end of the park. Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak always a highlight.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 12
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 34
  • Gulf Fritillary 24
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 33
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 4
  • Mangrove Skipper 13
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Obscure Skipper 14

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Red Admiral

Obscure Skipper

Mangrove Skipper

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Ahmet Baytas

Mills Reservation
Essex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1

Michael Diederich

Douglas Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Michael Diederich

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

First Butterfly seen at this location for 2016.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods.
Worcester County, MA

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

Mourning Cloak

Spring Azure

Michael Diederich

Edith Macy Girl Scout Center, Old Chappaqua Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 3

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

The first butterfly here. Sunny, 72 degrees. The past couple of days have had temps in the 50s and 60s. Unable to take picture as it wouldn’t stay long on plants coming up from the garden.

  • Cabbage White 1

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 5

Mourning Cloak