Recent sightings

john heyse

Crockett Hills Park
Contra Costa County, CA

56F

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Mourning Cloak

Ron Smith

Sawgrass Lake Park
Pinellas County, FL

The most reliable site that I know of for Silver-spotted Skipper in Pinellas.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Horace's Duskywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Amelia Grimm

Long Key Natural Area and Natura Center
Broward County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Atala 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 12
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1

Ron Smith

Boulware Springs Park
Alachua County, FL

w/ Lori. Terrible pix, but a Great Purple nevertheless.

  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

Turkey Creek Sanctuary, Palm Bay
Brevard County, FL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 10

Three-spotted Skipper

Tom Palmer

Crooked Lake WEA
Polk County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Carolina Satyr 18
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Jim Hengeveld

Crandon Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1

Mangrove Skipper

Monk Skipper

Tom Palmer

Ocala National Forest
Marion County, FL

Very little blooming except plum trees; Very little activity around trees.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 16
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Phaon Crescent 22
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2

William D. Beck

Huachuca Mtns, Carr Canyon nr Sierra Vista
Cochise County, AZ

  • Brown Elfin
  • Spring Azure
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady

Brown Elfin

Brett Badeaux

near San Clemente
San Diego County, CA

Full sun high 50’s

  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Silvery Blue
  • Mourning Cloak
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • West Coast Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch

Silvery Blue

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(10-83) Upper 70s, full sun. Saw the first metalmarks I’ve seen at the park since early August.

  • Barred Yellow 40
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Phaon Crescent 21
  • Mangrove Skipper 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5

Phaon Crescent

Mangrove Skipper

Little Metalmark

Brett Badeaux

Fallbrook
San Diego County, CA

  • Checkered White 1
  • Desert Orangetip 6
  • Sara Orangetip 15
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 8
  • Painted Lady 20+
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1

Dainty Sulphur

Sara Orangetip

Allen Belden

Forest Hill Neighborhood
Richmond city, VA

High in the mid 60s and the high for the previous four days in the 60s or 70s.

  • Cabbage White 1

Brett Badeaux

Fallbrook
San Diego County, CA

Full sun low 50’s

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Desert Orangetip 1
  • Sara Orangetip 15
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Wright's Metalmark 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 6
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 15
  • West Coast Lady 1

Sara Orangetip

Desert Orangetip

Linda Romine

Shawnee State Forest, FR#7 near FR#2
Scioto County, OH

Mostly sunny with thin patches of cirrus, 60 degrees. My earliest FOS butterfly sighting yet! Four days prior temps were in negative territory due to “Polar Vortex”.

  • Eastern Comma 1

Allen Belden

Rockwood Park
Chesterfield County, VA

Sunny, high in the mid 60s. In addition, either an Eastern Comma or Question Mark was seen.

  • American Snout 1

American Snout

Amelia Grimm

Ft. Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, Key West
Monroe County, FL

Sunny, 79 degrees. 11;40am - 3:30pm. With Leigh Williams.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 9
  • Lyside Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 5
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 10
  • Gray Ministreak 4
  • Cassius Blue 12
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Sachem 1

Julia Heliconian

Gray Ministreak

Barred Yellow

Sachem

Ceraunus Blue

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park
Contra Costa County, CA

61F very fresh Mourning Cloak
mostly cloudy, weak sun

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

59F

  • California Tortoiseshell 1

California Tortoiseshell

Brett Badeaux

James Dilley Preserve
Orange County, CA

  • Sara Orangetip 12
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 12
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 10
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Painted Lady 10
  • West Coast Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Mournful Duskywing 5

Gray Hairstreak