Recent sightings

Truett Cantrell

Portland, TX
San Patricio County, TX

  • Gulf Fritillary x

Michael Troyan

Avalon Park Nature Preserve
Suffolk County, NY

Butterflies are from three Parks from the same general area.
Avalon Park Nature Preserve
Sweetbrier Park
Edgewood Oak Brush Preserve

Observers:

Rich Porricelli
Michael Troyan

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch abundant
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Northern Broken-Dash

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Horace's Duskywing

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper

JoAnna N Clayton

Roosevelt Wetlands
Pinellas County, FL

30 min trip as ominous thunder storms were moving in fast. Only did the north side of wetlands to first gate on the left

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 15
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 20+
  • Viceroy 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Horace's Duskywing

Southern Skipperling

Eufala Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Barred Yellow

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason/Dixon-MD/PA line.
Chester County, PA

A very poor year here and neaby with only singles of many species being seen and quite late too.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3

Ron & Lori Smith

Brooker Creek Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(18-66) A 1.5 mile early morning walk.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 13
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • White Peacock 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Eufala Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Curtis A. Lehman

Gallitzin State Forest and surrounding areas.
Somerset County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 81
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 8
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Gray Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 17
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 38
  • Monarch 37
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • European Skipper 12
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Little Glassywing 4
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Black Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 47

Gray Comma

Delaware Skipper

Black Dash

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Coral Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Robert Bell

Tuttle Marsh
Iosco County, MI

Noon to 4:30PM
Sunny 83 degrees
Main nectar source was Swamp Milkweed.
A fabulous afternoon for butterfly aficionados.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pink-edged Sulphur 7
  • Bronze Copper 3
  • Acadian Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 17
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Northern Crescent 3
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 13
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 10
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Eyed Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 85
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 12
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Delaware Skipper 15
  • Mulberry Wing 12
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 12
  • Black Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 178

Black Dash, Dion Skipper

Andrew Block

5 Cardinal Lane, Monroe,
Fairfield County, CT

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

Ron Smith

Weedon Island Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

Stronghold for Statira Sulphurs in Pinellas the past few summers.

  • Great Southern White 3
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 3
  • Statira Sulphur 21
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 13
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Mangrove Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 16
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7

Great Southern White

White Peacock

Mangrove Buckeye

Statira Sulphur

Linda Cooper

Highlands and Hardee County roadsides
Highlands County, FL

Roadsides in two counties as part of the Highlands Hammock SP NABA count. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Weather: 78-95 degrees, light winds, mostly sunny all day. 2.5 miles on foot. SFarnsworth, Linda Cooper. 1 Viceroy caterpillar on Carolina Willow; 6 Long-tailed Skipper caterpillars on Desmodium. Nectar: Frogfruit, Spanish Needles, Pickerelweed, Buttonbush, Caesarweed.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Zebra Swallowtail 10
  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Giant Swallowtail 10
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 37
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Great Southern White 43
  • Cloudless Sulphur 30
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 41
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 26
  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 50
  • Viceroy 10
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 23
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 11
  • Fiery Skipper 26
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Sachem 7
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

White Peacock

Dainty Sulphur

Viceroy caterpillar

Pipevine Swallowtail

Randy Harrod

Home garden
Davidson County, TN

Sunny light breeze. Low 90s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Thomas Alexander

Miramar Park. Redondo Beach, CA & Dockweiler Beach, Playa del Rey, CA
Los Angeles County, CA

My first sighting to NABA.org in 15 years and I decided to make it a special one.

I am pleased to have witnessed a thriving population of the endangered El Segundo Blue Butterly in two locations along the Los Angeles Coast today:

1. Redondo Beach, along the west side of Paseo de la Playa at the south parking lot of Miramar Park in Redondo Beach, CA.

2. Dockweiler Beach Park, in the north end of the parking lot just off S. Marine Drive in Playa del Rey, CA.

Both colonies were thriving off of blooming Coastal Buckwheat plants. The Dockweiler Beach colony was in the public park across Vista Del Mar from the designated protected El Segundo Blue Butterfly Reserve.

Despite not being on protected land, I was extremely careful in my interaction as I didn’t want to damage/disturb any of the butterflies or touch the Coastal Buckwheat plants around. I got plenty of photos and video though. I would say I saw at least 12 El Segundo Blues, and for being so localized, they seemed very easy to spot once there was a Buckwheat plant. I would say that the species would be far more common if there simply was more Coastal Buckwheat and less invasive Ice Plant around.

I am grateful that I had the opportunity to witness such a highly localized and protected species.

  • Square-spotted Blue 12

'El Segundo' Square-spotted Blue

'El Segundo' Square-spotted Blue

'El Segundo' Square-spotted Blue

'El Segundo' Square-spotted Blue

'El Segundo' Square-spotted Blue

Mike Reese

Willow Rd. and Price County Rd.
Oneida County, WI

Only four reports of Little Yellows this year, all in the southern third of the state, so to find it in Oneida Co. in northern WI was quite surprising. The White Admiral photo is one for the over-the-hill collection.

  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • White Admiral 8
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 3
  • Dion Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 66

White Admiral

American Lady

Dion Skipper

Little Yellow

Edward Perry IV

Triple N Ranch WMA
Osceola County, FL

Area surveyed was a small patch of the entrance road harboring lots of blooming common loosestrife and blue mistflower. All species were recorded in this one, small area as it was acting as a nectar oasis to the surrounding area. EPerry & RWarner from 9 am to 2:30 pm.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 23
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 3
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Queen 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 8
  • Sachem 6
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Little Metalmark

Georgia Satyr

Sachem

Fiery Skipper, Berry's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Whirlabout

Tawny-edged Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Southern Broken-Dash

Viceroy

Whirlabout

Swarthy Skipper

Little Metalmark

Little Yellow

Berry's Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Walter Wallenstein

Navy Wells Pineland
Miami-Dade County, FL

7:15am-11:00am

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 15
  • Dainty Sulphur 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 13
  • Cassius Blue 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 19
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • White Peacock 11
  • Queen 3
  • Florida Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Baracoa Skipper 13
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Cassius Blue

Florida Duskywing

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Andrew Block

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

Had a very dark large duskywing with 3 or 4 small white spots on fw though not sure which species. Also had a Snowberry Clearwing and some species of Tussock Moth.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1

Marcus Gray

Middle Valley
Morris County, NJ

Likely last report from this location as we’re moving. Hope someone enjoys my plants!

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Red-spotted Purple

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Denise Bittle, Jean Gutsmuth, & Chris Herz

Eastern Neck NWR, Rock Hall
Kent County, MD

85 degrees by early afternoon. Gayfeather in the butterfly garden had the most activity. Red-spotted purple laying eggs on cherry. Pecks and sachem laying eggs on crab grass. Azure by Cheseapeake Farms gate (drive closed)

  • Zebra Swallowtail 43
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 22
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 27
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 14
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 15
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 10
  • Sachem 5

Zebra Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Peck's Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Monarch, Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot, Variegated Fritillary