Butterfly sightings for July 2012

Jul 1 2012

Rob Santry

Hat Creek and Lost Creek
Shasta County, CA

I did a butterfly photography tour on the north side of Lassen Volcanic National Park.

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Dotted Blue

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Behr's Hairstreak

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Behr's Hairstreak 2
  • California Hairstreak 1
  • Dotted Blue 9
  • Greenish Blue A
  • Boisduval's Blue 6
  • Coronis Fritillary 1
  • Zerene Fritillary 1
  • Great Basin Fritillary 4
  • Pacific Fritillary 6
  • Hoffmann's Checkerspot 5
  • Field Crescent 8
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Hoary Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • Great Arctic 4
  • Mexican Cloudywing 5
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Northern White-Skipper 6
  • Sonoran Skipper 3
Jul 1 2012

Warren A. Jacobs

SGL 141
Carbon County, PA

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Banded Hairstreak

  • Banded Hairstreak
Jul 1 2012

Allan R. Loudell

White Clay Creek Preserve
Chester County, PA

Aftter heat wave, noticeable absence of Swallowtails and Fritillaries

  • Cabbage White 30+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 25+
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
Jul 1 2012

Steven Rosenthal

Pound Ridge Reservation
Westchester County, NY

observers- Rich Porricelli, Harry Zirlin, Steve Rosenthal
8:30-1:30

harvesters were together on a gravel trail near the meadow picnic area baltimore was near the wet corner of the meadow picnic field.

black dash were newly emerged, at least one mating pair seen and photographed

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White c
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Harvester 2
  • American Copper common
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure common
  • Great Spangled Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 1
  • Question Mark common
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral common
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Appalachian Brown common
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph abundant
  • Monarch common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Southern Cloudywing
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Least Skipper common
  • European Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Crossline Skipper
  • Northern Broken-Dash
  • Little Glassywing
  • Delaware Skipper common
  • Black Dash common
  • Dun Skipper
Jul 1 2012

Bob Grosek

Fort Indiantown Gap
Lebanon County, PA

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Coral Hairstreak

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • American Copper 5
  • Coral Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary common
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 3
  • Regal Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph abundant
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 10
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
Jul 1 2012

Warren A. Jacobs

SGL 141
Carbon County, PA

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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
Jul 1 2012

Warren A. Jacobs

SGL 141
Carbon County, PA

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Edwards' Hairstreak

  • Edwards' Hairstreak
Jul 2 2012

Matthew O'Donnell

Sandia Crest Road, 8000' sign
Bernalillo County, NM

Also a Persius/Afranius duskywing

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Colorado Hairstreak

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Fulvia Checkerspot

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Tailed Copper 5
  • Colorado Hairstreak 1
  • Behr's Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 15
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Atlantis Fritillary 25
  • Fulvia Checkerspot 1
  • Field Crescent 2
  • Hoary Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 1
  • Small Wood-Nymph 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
Jul 2 2012

Andrew Block

Buck Horn Lake, Unadilla
Otsego County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Admiral 1
Jul 2 2012

Matthew O'Donnell

Sandia Crest house area
Bernalillo County, NM

  • Checkered White 5
  • Tailed Copper 3
  • Atlantis Fritillary 3
  • Hoary Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Russet Skipperling 1
  • Taxiles Skipper 25
Jul 2 2012

Matthew O'Donnell

Cienega Picnic Area, Sandia Mts., Cibola NF
Bernalillo County, NM

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Atlantis Fritillary

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Dun Skipper

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Pine White 3
  • Checkered White 7
  • Tailed Copper 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Marine Blue 3
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Atlantis Fritillary 8
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Dun Skipper 3
Jul 2 2012

Matthew O'Donnell

Ojito de San Antonio Open Space, north of Tijeras, NM
Bernalillo County, NM

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Fulvia Checkerspot

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 15
  • Juniper Hairstreak 20
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Marine Blue 5
  • Atlantis Fritillary 4
  • Fulvia Checkerspot 2
  • Field Crescent 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Dun Skipper 1
Jul 2 2012

Matthew O'Donnell

Sandia Crest Road, 6.5 miles from start
Bernalillo County, NM

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Tailed Copper 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Atlantis Fritillary 5
  • Hoary Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
Jul 2 2012

Bob Grosek

Binghamton University Nature Preserve
Broome County, NY

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Eyed Brown

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Eyed Brown 2
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Dun Skipper 2
Jul 3 2012

Brett Budach

Twin Lakes, Whites Woods County Park
Freeborn County, MN

Seen in what was likely once a wetland, but has only a few small remaining marshes. This is the only individual of the species I saw.

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Broad-winged Skipper

  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
Jul 3 2012

Rich Kelly, Barbara Conolly

Piping Rock Club, Matinecock
Nassau County, NY

  • Cabbage White 45
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 10
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
Jul 3 2012

Donna Baginsky

Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, NJ
Monmouth County, NJ

Zebra Swallowtail missing its tails. Very distictive even without tails

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Zebra Swallowtail

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
Jul 3 2012

Vincent Corsello

Appalachian Trail From Barret Raod To Pinwheel's Vista,Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

The Edwards Hairstreak was on the vista on Wawayanda Mountain.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
Jul 4 2012

Bob Grosek

Salt Springs State Park, near Montrose, PA
Susquehanna County, PA

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Gray Comma

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
Jul 4 2012

Michael Diederich

Spring Road Butterfly Garden, Sprint Road, Chappaqua New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Jul 4 2012

Cris Guppy, Altaleps (forwarded by Don Davis)

Whitehorse
Yukon, YT

noted about 10 per hour at my home in Whitehorse, Yukon for most of the day

  • Red Admiral
Jul 4 2012

Dave Hanson

Bjourgo Rd, and Coal Dock Rd Washburn, WI
Bayfield County, WI

Dun Skippers and Common Wood Nymphs just coming out. New emergences of American Ladies, Common Buckeyes, and Red Admirals. Monarchs have been abundant all season as have been Canadian Tigers.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 2
  • Atlantis Fritillary 1
  • Northern Crescent 2
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Admiral 4
  • Viceroy 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Eyed Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 20+
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 2
Jul 4 2012

Henry Halama, Jane Halama

Amagansett
Suffolk County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • American Copper
  • Coral Hairstreak
  • Banded Hairstreak
  • Striped Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • American Snout
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Little Wood-Satyr
  • Common Wood-Nymph
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Least Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Crossline Skipper
  • Northern Broken-Dash
  • Little Glassywing
  • Delaware Skipper
  • Broad-winged Skipper
  • Dun Skipper
Jul 4 2012

Rick Borchelt

Chesapeake Forest
Wicomico County, MD

Searching for King’s hairstreak with Tom Stock. Oppressive heat in the upper 90s, sunny. In the field for 2 hours from 0900-1100 hours. On foot on overgrown wet forest trail along a creek. Abundant grape, spicebush and pawpaw understory. King’s food plant, common sweetleaf, scattered throughout. No nectar sources to speak of.

  • Zebra Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 16
  • Cabbage White 1
  • King's Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Least Skipper 3
Jul 4 2012

James Fleullan

Amerson Water Works Park, Macon, Bibb County Ga
Bibb County, GA

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Hoary Edge 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 8
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2
Jul 4 2012

Rick Borchelt

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Dorchester County, MD

Oppressively hot, breezy, temperature hovering around 100 F. Most butterflies observed on second flush dogbane along Key Wallace Drive and on buttonbush (Cephalanthus) on Decoursey Bridge Rd. Traveling with Tom Stock. In the field 1330-1600 hours.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Variegated Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper common
  • Sachem 19
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper abundant
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
Jul 4 2012

Steven Rosenthal

Lido Preserve, Point Lookout
Nassau County, NY

2pm-3:30pm

american snout in same trumpet vine plant for the third consecutive year in the first half of july at this site

ladies were very common, several dozen-
painted outnumbered american by about 3:1

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark common
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady common
  • Painted Lady common
  • Red Admiral common
  • Monarch common
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4
Jul 4 2012

Todd Eiben

North Chagrin Reservation - Maintenance Field
Lake County, OH

This is only the 2nd Dainty Sulphur ever found in this county of Ohio. The first record was from early May of this year. This butterfly is a very rare migrant to Ohio.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 29
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 137
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 10
Jul 5 2012

Bob Grosek

From the Seneca Wetlands Preserve eastwards to Marcellus, NY
Seneca County, NY

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Tawny Emperor

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • American Snout 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Least Skipper 1
Jul 5 2012

Rich Kelly

Lido Beach
Nassau County, NY

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American Snout

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Salt Marsh Skipper

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Broad-winged Skipper

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 8
  • Painted Lady 20
  • Red Admiral 60
  • Monarch 15
  • Broad-winged Skipper 12
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
Jul 5 2012

James Fleullan

Ocmulgee NM, Macon, Ga
Bibb County, GA

  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 8
  • Tawny Emperor 3
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
Jul 5 2012

Rich Kelly

Jones Beach State Park
Nassau County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 45
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 6
  • Painted Lady 10
  • Red Admiral 26
  • Monarch 13
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
Jul 6 2012

Rick Borchelt

Frederick Municipal Forest
Frederick County, MD

Met up with Tom Stock to survey for Edwards’ hairstreak. He found three before I arrived at 1000 hours; I observed 5 in small fields with emergent scrub oak. Hazy, mostly sunny, temperature around 90 F. In the field 1000-1130 hours. Nectar sources included red clover and yellow Baptisia.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
Jul 6 2012

Jim Wilkinson

Waterloo Park
Howard County, MD

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Red-spotted Admiral

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
Jul 6 2012

Chris Herz & Dave Amadio

Fort Indiantown Gap "Regal Tour"
Lebanon County, PA

With temperatures in the mid 90’s, the Regal Fritillaries spent much time in the shade at the base of small shrubs. Time spent nectaring was greatly reduced. Observations made between 10 a.m & 2 p.m.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • American Copper 13
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 25
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 5
  • Regal Fritillary 21
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 9
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 10
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 10
  • Northern Broken-Dash 6
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 1
Jul 6 2012

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman St. Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly count with Alan Wells
Mulberry Wing new for site
Dramatic decline of Little Wood Satyrs from last week’s 71

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • American Lady 1
  • Appalachian Brown 7
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • European Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Delaware Skipper 6
  • Mulberry Wing 3
  • Dun Skipper 9
Jul 7 2012

Judith Huf

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County, WI

First record of this species in Wisconsin!

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  • Brazilian Skipper 1
Jul 7 2012

Allan R. Loudell

Dutch Neck Road south of the C & D Canal south of Delaware City
New Castle County, DE

Finally Bronze Coppers, but only at 10 a.m.; finally two species of Swallowtails; but Delaware’s official state butterfly, the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, notably absent; butterfly activity diminishes during hot midday; one ‘white form’ Sulphur; Silver-spotted Skippers all very fresh

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 20+
  • Bronze Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Sachem 15
  • Broad-winged Skipper 15+
Jul 7 2012

Jim Wilkinson

Browning Run Trail parking area, Little Bennett Regional Park
Montgomery County, MD

One Sleepy Orange seen; 3 observed July 6 at same location

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Sleepy Orange

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
Jul 8 2012

Steven Rosenthal

Lido Preserve, Point Lookout
Nassau County, NY

photo of continuing snout , taken ca 6pm, facing west into the sun

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American Snout

  • American Snout 1
Jul 9 2012

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg, Rich Ryder

Stillwell Woods
Nassau County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 60
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 20
  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 12
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
Jul 9 2012

Vincent Corsello

Appalachian Trail Lands From County Route 517 To State Route 94,Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

And finally a Baltimore Checkerspot…a lone female who was worn. The second brood of the Giant Swallowtail is out and about.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 9
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 67
  • Clouded Sulphur 21
  • Orange Sulphur 18
  • Coral Hairstreak 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 68
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 1
  • Question Mark 9
  • Eastern Comma 6
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 16
  • Northern Pearly-eye 12
  • Eyed Brown 3
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 10
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 42
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 3
Jul 9 2012

Andrew Block

10 Commerce Dr., New Rochelle
Westchester County, NY

  • Question Mark 2
  • Monarch 1
Jul 9 2012

Rob Santry

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Shasta County, CA

Ray Bruun and I returned to this reliable spot for Great Copper. The locale is just past the turn into the N.E.E.D. Camp, along Paige Bar Road.
We also saw a group of first-of-season Woodland Skippers.

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Great Copper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White
  • Great Copper 3
  • Golden Hairstreak 1
  • Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Western Tailed-Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 4
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Woodland Skipper 5
Jul 10 2012

Bob Grosek

Dimmock Hill Road
Broome County, NY

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Delaware Skipper

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
Jul 10 2012

Bruce Troy

bodle road, Wyoming
Luzerne County, PA

Observed in my yard by three observers. Photographed multiple times

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Zebra Swallowtail

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
Jul 12 2012

Bob Grosek

Broome County Airport area
Broome County, NY

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Baltimore Checkerspot

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 5
Jul 13 2012

Chris Herz

Bombay Hook NWR, Smyrna
Kent County, DE

  • Black Swallowtail 37
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 50
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 13
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 10
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 14
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 26
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
Jul 13 2012

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
Jul 13 2012

Ronnie Macko

Quail Hollow State Park, Hartville, Ohio
Stark County, OH

This Ocola Skipper was found in the Herb Garden at Quail Hollow State Park, Hartville Ohio. It was the only one of it’s species that I saw. It was with Fiery and Pecks Skippers.

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Ocola Skipper

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Ocola Skipper

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Ocola Skipper

  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1
Jul 13 2012

Elizabeth Golden

The Barnacle Historic State Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

Seen along road through tropical hardwood hammock.

  • Dina Yellow 2
Jul 13 2012

Bart Jones

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Broward County, FL

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Amethyst Hairstreak

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Amethyst Hairstreak

  • Amethyst Hairstreak 1
Jul 13 2012

Ronnie Macko

Berlin Reservoir, off of Price St., walking south.
Stark County, OH

We saw 4 Dainty Sulfurs.

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Dainty Sulphur

  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
Jul 14 2012

Allan R. Loudell

White Clay Creek Preserve
Chester County, PA

Butterflies observed from 4–6:30 p.m. in mostly overcast conditions, 75–80 degrees. Swallowtails back; Fritillaries & Crescents absent

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 75+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 17
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 35+
Jul 14 2012

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

Red-banded Hairstreak viewed at better angle than picture so bands were clearly seen

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Red-banded Hairstreak

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 75
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 25
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 30
Jul 14 2012

Allan R. Loudell

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

1 Red-banded Hairstreak perched vertically alongside moths, including Great Leopard moth, at 7 a.m.

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
Jul 14 2012

Brett Budach

the pollinator-tailored gardens of Lenora Larson (near Highway 68 and Plum Creek Road)
Miami County, KS

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Nothern Cloudywing

  • Northern Cloudywing 1
Jul 15 2012

Allan R. Loudell

Back yard, Bear
New Castle County, DE

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem Dozens
Jul 15 2012

Allan R. Loudell

Dutch Neck Road south of the C & D Canal south of Delaware City
New Castle County, DE

No Bronze Coppers this time; my first Cloudless Sulphur of the year

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 30+
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 35+
Jul 15 2012

Bart Jones

Castellow Hammock
Miami-Dade County, FL

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Gray Ministreak

  • Gray Ministreak 1
Jul 15 2012

Ronnie Macko

Springfield Bog Metro Park, Springfield, Ohio
Summit County, OH

The Little Yellow butterflies where easily found as we entered the trail from the parking lot. There were about 10 of them close to the parking lot. We saw other Little Yellows scattered around the park.

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Little Yellow

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 15
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
Jul 17 2012

Warren A. Jacobs

Fulmer Rd Spring Mount
Montgomery County, PA

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American Snout

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American Snout

  • American Snout x
Jul 18 2012

Diana Graff

Back yard, Williamsport
Washington County, MD

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Question Mark

  • Question Mark 1
Jul 19 2012

Jim Wilkinson

Shoulder of Interstate 97 NW of Annapolis
Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
Jul 21 2012

Darlene Winslow

Manchester
Hillsborough County, NH

My back yard.

  • Question Mark 1
Jul 21 2012

Todd Eiben

Holden Arboretum and Penitentiary Glen
Lake County, OH

A Portion of the Holden Arboretum NABA 4th of July Butterfly Count.

The Early Hairstreak is a county record and only the 4th or 5th time it has ever been reported in Ohio. It also proves there is a 2nd brood here in Northern Ohio. Sam Eiben found it and took the photos.

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Early Hairstreak

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Early Hairstreak

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 69
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 67
  • Cabbage White 358
  • Clouded Sulphur 109
  • Orange Sulphur 82
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Early Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 100
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 9
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 591
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 139
  • Viceroy 95
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 21
  • Monarch 94
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 255
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 22
  • Least Skipper 24
  • Fiery Skipper 44
  • Peck's Skipper 98
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 10
  • Dun Skipper 5
Jul 21 2012

Allan R. Loudell

Back yard & adjacent School Bell Road, Bear
New Castle County, DE

Generally overcast, mid-afternoon in residential community

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
Jul 21 2012

Bart Jones

Jackson NABA count circle
Madison County, TN

Long-tailed Skipper is an uncommon stray that appears every few years in Tennessee. One individual seen nectaring on Gomphrena ‘Fireworks’.

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Long-tailed Skipper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 18
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Dainty Sulphur 30
  • Harvester 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 20
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 33
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 5
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 21
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 10
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 14
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 28
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 12
  • Sachem 4
Jul 21 2012

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
Jul 21 2012

Henry Kindervatter

Tinicum County Park
Bucks County, PA

As part of the NABA-Audubon Butterfly Count for the newly-created Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve count circle, I surveyed this area for 1½ hours. This was the fourth and final area of the day and a real treat! I entered the park adjacent to the old barn and parked at the back, near the Delaware-Lackawanna Canal. I followed the canal tow path south until I encountered a field full of Daisy fleabane, the dominant nectar source ( 40°30’13.02”N, 75° 4’18.13”W). Several other nectar sources were observed - Milkweed & Dogbane were not in bloom, but Queen Anne’s Lace, the tall White Clover, Bull Thistle were all blooming.

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Clouded Sulphur

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Common Buckeye

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Eastern Tailed-Blue

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Spicebush Swallowtail

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 200
  • Clouded Sulphur 15
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • American Copper 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
Jul 22 2012

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Preserve, Pound Ridge, Westchester County, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 36
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Common Ringlet 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Monarch 39
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Dun Skipper 16
Jul 22 2012

Robert Gorkin

Hourglass Road near Route 8 crossing
Kent County, DE

A late afternoon mob of Variegated Fritillaries (Euptoieta claudia) nectaring on MIlkweed (Asclepias syriaca). 18:45 EDT. I saw even more individuals at the same site about an hour earlier. Although some flew off, the fritillaries generally allowed a close approach. Several Pearl Crescents were also in the immediate neighborhood.

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Variegated Fritillary

  • Variegated Fritillary superabundant
  • Pearl Crescent several
Jul 22 2012

Allan R. Loudell

Various locations - Newark--Bear area
New Castle County, DE

Newark—Bear area portion of annual NABA / Delaware Nature Society’s New Castle County annual Butterfly count… With James White; Amy Wendt White; Sally O’Byrne… Overcast first half of day

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 8 larvae
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 28
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 68
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 38
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 76
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 9
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 14
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 16
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 86
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 90+
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 4
Jul 22 2012

Todd Eiben

Springfield Bog Metropark
Summit County, OH

A portion of the Quail Hollow NABA 4th of July butterfly count as seen by a group of 6. Park has lots of Partridge Pea and the Little Yellows were unbelievable!

  • Black Swallowtail 24
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 17
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 55
  • Clouded Sulphur 111
  • Orange Sulphur 120
  • Cloudless Sulphur 23
  • Little Yellow 654
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 24
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 17
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 13
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
Jul 23 2012

Rob Santry

Mt. Ashland
Jackson County, OR

The timing of this outing was nearly perfect. There were still a few good seeps creating mud-puddling opportunities along the road. The wildflowers are now at their peak. Nice warm day and lots of butterflies.
Mt. Ashland is located nine miles west of the Siskiyou Summit of Interstate 5, just north of the California\Oregon border.

My sighting record of Sierra Blue is listed under Arctic Blue. Also the commonly seen Anna’s Blue is listed as Northern Blue in the species list.

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Lilac-bordered Copper

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Edith's Copper 2
  • Lilac-bordered Copper common
  • Sooty Hairstreak 3
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 3
  • Dotted Blue 7
  • Arrowhead Blue 5
  • Northern Blue common
  • Boisduval's Blue 8
  • Acmon Blue 5
  • Arctic Blue 1
  • Great Basin Fritillary 1
  • Atlantis Fritillary 15
  • Pacific Fritillary 3
  • Hoffmann's Checkerspot 7
  • Field Crescent 2
  • Hoary Comma 3
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 3
  • Great Arctic 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 4
Jul 23 2012

James Fleullan

Piedmont NWR, Baron Russell Rd to Falling Creek, near Julliete, Ga
Jones County, GA

Lifer Bell’s Roadside-skipper seen for the briefest of moments flew off before I could get the camera up to take a shot.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Hoary Edge 11
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Byssus Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Bell's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
Jul 23 2012

Rick Borchelt

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Kent County, MD

Warm and partly cloudy; most butterflies were seen along the road to and in the Bayview butterfly garden. Spent about 2 hours in the field from 1400-1600 hours. Dense concentrations of butterflies, especially zebra swallowtails, on the white clover near the small pond just before you reach the garden.

  • Zebra Swallowtail superabundant
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail abundant
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 14
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Variegated Fritillary common
  • Silvery Checkerspot 7
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 6
  • Horace's Duskywing common
  • Least Skipper common
  • Crossline Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Broad-winged Skipper common
  • Dun Skipper common
Jul 23 2012

Allan R. Loudell

Near Route 40 / 7 intersection, Bear
New Castle County, DE

Butterfly perched on wall of PNC bank branch on an overcast morning, 10 A.M.

  • Question Mark 1
Jul 23 2012

James Fleullan

Intersection of Bass Rd and Bass Pro Blvd, Macon, Bibb County
Bibb County, GA

Seen well in flight.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
Jul 24 2012

Vincent Corsello

Appalachian Trail Lands From Around Canal Road To The Base Of Wawayanda Mountain,Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

The Giant Swallowtails have a great affection for Bee Balm as they were feeding in groups on this flower. A silver-spotted Skipper fell victim to an Ambush Bug on a Bee Balm.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Giant Swallowtail 42
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 17
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 30
  • Checkered White 88
  • Clouded Sulphur 34
  • Orange Sulphur 31
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Question Mark 12
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 13
  • Hackberry Emperor 4
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 47
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
Jul 24 2012

James Fleullan

Ocmulgee NM, Macon
Bibb County, GA

Found my third Appalachian Brown of the year in more or less the same location on the Opelofa trail just before the Loop trail.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Variegated Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
Jul 24 2012

John Lampkin

Wave Hill Botanical Garden
Bronx County, NY

with Jane Lampkin
Our target species, Pipevine Swallowtail, usually dependable, was nowhere to be seen as egg, larva or adult

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Sachem 2
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
Jul 24 2012

James Fleullan

Piedmont NWR, Baron Russel Rd. to Falling Creek, Julliete
Jones County, GA

  • Little Yellow 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Hoary Edge 15
  • Southern Cloudywing 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1
Jul 24 2012

Patricia Grossman

Bayonne, NJ on a windowsill
Hudson County, NJ

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Question Mark

  • Question Mark 1
Jul 25 2012

Jim Wilkinson

Waterloo Park
Howard County, MD

Spicebush Swallowtail looks like a male butterfly

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Spicebush Swallowtail

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
Jul 26 2012

Diana Graff

Back yard, Williamsport
Washington County, MD

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Variegated Fritillary

  • Variegated Fritillary 1
Jul 27 2012

Jean Gutsmuth, Chris Herz, Dave Amadio

University of Delaware Botanic Garden Lep trail
New Castle County, DE

8 mature Pipevine Swallowtails caterpillars on Pipevine

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
Jul 27 2012

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman St. Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Alan Wells
Little nectar + contracted weather system = low numbers

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Delaware Skipper 1
Jul 27 2012

Carley Perez

Albany
Albany County, NY

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
Jul 27 2012

Carole Mebus

Delaware Canal State Park at Lock 22/23 Groundhog Lock
Northampton County, PA

I have only ever seen the Long-tailed Skipper in FL. Somewhat surprised to see it in PA. This one seems to have lost its tail.

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Long-tailed Skipper

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Long-tailed Skipper

  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
Jul 27 2012

Henry Kindervatter

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
Bucks County, PA

I was looking for recently-reported Sleepy orange butterflies, but did not find them. I did see a Cloudless sulfur, however. It was flying back and forth across the parking area for about 2 hours. The butterfly field has perked up with recent rains after a couple of weeks of drought. Butterfly numbers were down for this time of year, but there was decent diversity of species in my 2 hours there.

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Spicebush Swallowtail

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
Jul 27 2012

Michael Diederich

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

First Giant Swallowtail at this location for 2012 - and the first Red-Spotted Purple ever observed at this location - found feeding on a Butterfly Bush.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
Jul 27 2012

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg, Douglas Futuyma

Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
Suffolk County, NY

Also one Black Swallowtail caterpillar.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
Jul 27 2012

Jean Gutsmuth, Chris Herz, Dave Amadio

Bombay Hook NWR
Kent County, DE

Nectar sources were limited to Red Clover along roadsides and some dogbane, goldenrod, and swamp milkweed.

  • Black Swallowtail 21
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 23
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 12
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Question Mark 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 18
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 21
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
Jul 28 2012

David L. Amadio

Various roadsides in a 4.5 mile radius just northwest of Woodstown
Salem County, NJ

I discovered a colony of Checkered Whites on 7-25-2012 along Pointers-Auburn Rd. In the days following they have been observed in at least 6 more spots in that area. They are using Virginia Peppergrass as their host.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Checkered White 36
  • Cabbage White 86
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 96
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 36
  • Variegated Fritillary 72
  • Pearl Crescent 22
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Common Sootywing 7
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Sachem 2
Jul 29 2012

John Lampkin

Piermont Pier
Rockland County, NY

WIth Jane Lampkin
Phragmites + Purple Loosestrife = Broad-winged Skippers
…and not much else.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 48
Jul 29 2012

Andrew Block

353 Stonetown Rd., Ringwood
Passaic County, NJ

Very fesh one sitting on picnic table.

  • Question Mark 1
Jul 29 2012

Andrew Block

Mary Haase/Roger Dougherty Environmental Center, 36 Maple Road, West Milford
Sussex County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 7+
Jul 29 2012

Rob Santry

Drakesbad Guest Ranch - Lassen Volcanic National Park
Plumas County, CA

This locale is part of the Lassen NABA count circle and contains one of the largest mountain fen habitats in California. There is a reliable and robust colony of Great Spangled Fritillary in the main meadow. I also documented and counted butterflies in the Warner Valley, leading up to Drakesbad.

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Great Spangled Fritillary

  • Clodius Parnassian 7
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Pine White 1
  • Edith's Copper 1
  • Lilac-bordered Copper 1
  • Greenish Blue abundant
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 15
  • Zerene Fritillary 4
  • Great Basin Fritillary 22
  • Hydaspe Fritillary 15
  • Pacific Fritillary 3
  • Field Crescent 3
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
Jul 29 2012

Allan R. Loudell

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale
Broward County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur Dozens
  • Large Orange Sulphur Dozens
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Julia Heliconian Dozens
  • Zebra Heliconian Dozens
  • White Peacock Dozens
  • Monarch 6s
  • Queen Dozens
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Monk Skipper 3
Jul 29 2012

Allan R. Loudell

Lincoln Road, Downtown South Beach (South Miami Beach) in outdoor cafe area
Miami-Dade County, FL

Female Julia Heliconian flying wildly above diners eating in outdoor cafe area; periodic nectaring in flowers in median of pedestrian mall — about 3 p.m.

  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
Jul 29 2012

Allan R. Loudell

I-95 Georgia rest stop
Glynn County, GA

Saw dozens of Cloudless Sulphurs while driving down I-95, southern Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
Jul 29 2012

Michael Diederich

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

All (8) Tiger Swallowtails feeding on Butterfly Bush - most seen ever at this location.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3
Jul 29 2012

Carol Kenlan

Wallingford
Rutland County, VT

Saw a giant swallowtail in my yard on the echinacea. It stayed around for about 20 minutes, then returned about an hour later.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
Jul 29 2012

Vincent Corsello

Butterfly Garden, Sparta
Sussex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
Jul 30 2012

Vincent Corsello

Apartment Complex,Hardyston
Sussex County, NJ

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 32
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
Jul 30 2012

Henry Halama

Extreme Northern part of the county
Ulster County, NY

Yesterday, 7/30, under mostly sunny sky and temperature around 80F Steve Chorvas and I covered several sites in extreme Northern Ulster county, all within NABA count circle and recorded the species listed bellow. Giant Swallowtails were observed at every stop.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Meadow Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Viceroy
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Common Wood-Nymph
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Least Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
  • Dun Skipper
Jul 30 2012

Allan R. Loudell

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale
Broward County, FL

Perhaps other large Sulphur species were flying in addition to the Cloudless and Large Orange Sulphurs, but these two were the ones that landed, allowing for positive I.D.’s

  • Cloudless Sulphur Dozens
  • Large Orange Sulphur Dozens
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 3
  • Zebra Heliconian Dozens
  • White Peacock Dozens
  • Queen 1
Jul 31 2012

Dave Hanson and Dave Bratley

City of Washburn
Bayfield County, WI

Unusual amount of Fiery Skippers on Trefoil, both male and female. Also 5 male Sachems and one female. Almost all Fiery Skippers and Sachems were in pristine condition.

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 30+
  • Pink-edged Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 25
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 29
  • Sachem 6
  • Dun Skipper 1
Jul 31 2012

Vincent Corsello

Paulinskill River Wildlife Management Area,Hyponex Section,Lafayette
Sussex County, NJ

The Baltimore Checkerspot was a fresh female.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 32
  • Cabbage White 346
  • American Snout 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 1
  • Question Mark 17
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 21
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Least Skipper 23
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 35
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5
Jul 31 2012

John Lampkin

Mountainside Park, Pequannock
Morris County, NJ

With Charles Mayhood
This is a dependable site for Little Yellows this time of year. Most were fresh like the one in the photo.

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Little Yellow

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 13
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 12
Jul 31 2012

Carole Mebus

Mariton Wildlife Preserve
Northampton County, PA

We are having nature camp this week. One of our sharp-eyed youngsters spotted this Red-banded Hairstreak in the Mariton fields.

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Red-banded Hairstreak

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
Jul 31 2012

Allan R. Loudell

In & around butterfly garden, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables
Miami-Dade County, FL

It was a new experience for me to see so many Monarchs and Queens interacting with Julia Heliconians & Gulf Fritillaries. What a display of orange & brown!
My first-ever Atalas and a Mangrove Skipper! Possibly other large Sulphurs I could not I.D. to species in flight.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 12+
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur Dozens
  • Large Orange Sulphur Dozens
  • Atala 12+
  • Cassius Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 15
  • Zebra Heliconian Dozens
  • White Peacock 12+
  • Monarch 15+
  • Queen 10
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 3