Recent sightings

Glenn Koppel

State Game Lands 95
Butler County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 54
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Scott Anderson

Sleeping Turtles Preserve North
Sarasota County, FL

1040am-225pm, 77-82 degrees, partly cloudy, windy. Southern Oak Hairstreaks are uncommon here but may be found at this location in April. Found 12 of them today, more than all last year!

  • Great Southern White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 11
  • Dainty Sulphur 130
  • Oak Hairstreak 12
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 19
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Queen 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Monk Skipper 2

Oak Hairstreak

Monk Skipper

Monk Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Whirlabout

Common Buckeye

Monk Skipper

Great Southern White

Oak Hairstreak

Tom Fiore

Hudson Highlands State Park, north of Cold Spring
Putnam County, NY

cloudy start, then partly sunny, brighter at times in p.m. hours, high in mid-60’s F. - the butterflies seen were almost all during the sunny intervals. No photos of these, although attempted along the trail; not many nectar sources easily seen, yet. Also observed and photographed was a tiger beetle, Cicindela limbalis. Most of the Cabbage Whites were seen in the town. The 1 Falcate Orangetip was male and would not stop patrolling on a steep rocky slope! Trail climbed to summit of Mt. Taurus, where at least ‘commas & cloaks” were hilltopping and cavorting; 1 azure also near there.

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 7+

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Started my weekly survey of Fontenelle Forest this week. Today was cloudy for the first part of the hike, with gradual clearing. It was windy.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 16
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Cabbage White

Eastern Comma

Spring Azure

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

Anise Swallowtail was black and white. It was fresh, not worn, and seen from 3 feet away. I’ve seen a couple of these over 20 years of watching.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Anise Swallowtail 1

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

72 degrees and sunny.

  • Cabbage White common
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 2

White M Hairstreak

James L. Monroe

Hillcrest WMA
Hancock County, WV

partly sunny, 81 degrees, above average temperatures for last 3 or 4 days.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 43
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Andrew Block

167 Old Army Rd., Scarsdale,
Westchester County, NY

  • Mourning Cloak 1

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1

Andrew Block

Bronx River Pathway, Eastchester,
Westchester County, NY

Seen at various places along the path from Garth Woods south to Crestwood.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Alan Wells

Buttermilk Falls County Park
Rockland County, NY

With Della Wells; 11 AM to 12 PM; air temperature 55-60 F; sustained winds 3-4 mph with gusts to 10 mph.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Wildcat Canyon, High Meadow, and Rogue Valley Trails. Swallowtails and duskywings were all hilltopping. California Sister was quite small, and FOS.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Mustard White 7
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 15
  • Bramble Hairstreak 5
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 14
  • Silvery Blue 5
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Variable Checkerspot 4
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Propertius Duskywing 3
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • Persius Duskywing 1

Acmon Blue

Anise Swallowtail

Bramble Hairstreak

California Sister

Brown Elfin

Silvery Blue

Mustard White

Mustard White

Common Ringlet

Variable Checkerspot

Jim Wilkinson

Elkridge area
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2

Orange Sulphur

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park and PA Route 33 Corridor
Northampton County, PA

Hiked over 5 miles through variable terrain (woodland, prairie, meadow, creekside)…still lacking diversity…probably a little early yet. FOY Spring Azure. Rest assured, Cabbage Whites are alive and thriving…

  • Cabbage White 49
  • Spring Azure 1

Renee Davis

Hook Mountain
Rockland County, NY

First of the season butterflies for me.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Falcate Orangetip

Black Swallowtail

James L. Monroe

Off Ohio River along Rte. 68
Beaver County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Spring Azure 1

Spring Azure

Bo Zaremba

Martin Burns WMA, Newbury, MA
Essex County, MA

I saw my FOY Eastern Pine Elfin here on 4/4/21, which is rather early for MA, but did not manage to get a photo until today.

  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Eastern Pine Elfin

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny a little humid and temp of 81 degrees! Saw the first butterflies of 2021. All four of them - Cabbage Whites.

  • Cabbage White 4

Roy Cohutta

Big Ben WMA, Spring Creek Unit
Taylor County, FL

10:45-4:30PM, 68-78F, 01-12MPH variable, Mostly sunny
The Little Wood-Satyr(s) and Carolina Satyrs were plentiful along Henderson Road which runs along a shady swamp.
The Pearl Crescents and Salt Marsh Skippers were together on nectar source(s) along Mule Wallow Spur.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 11
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Viceroy 5
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Little Wood-Satyr common
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper common

Salt Marsh Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Salt Marsh Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Allen Belden

North Anna Battlefield Park
Hanover County, VA

Sunny, high in the low 80s. One Falcate Orangetip observed ovipositing on Cardamine hirsuta.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 8
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2