Recent sightings

Amelia Grimm

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

Northwest hammock and field only. The most Monk Skippers we have seen in one area. Some were worn, some very fresh and some mating. With Leigh Williams.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 10
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 10
  • Cassius Blue abundant
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Queen 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Monk Skipper 12

Linda Romine

Meldahl Lock and Dam, Chilo Lock #34 Park
Clermont County, OH

Only one comma seen at Chilo, rest seen at Meldahl. Sunny, 66 degrees, very windy. A week ago saw 10 Orange Sulphurs and a Cabbage White at Meldahl. Probably the last butterflies for the year.

  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Bentsen State Park
Hidalgo County, TX

We found 31 species. 82 degrees and partly cloudy.

  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • White Peacock common
  • Common Mestra 5
  • Empress Leilia 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen abundant
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 9
  • White-patched Skipper 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 7
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

White-patched Skipper

Carolina Satyr

Whirlabout

Common Mestra

Amelia Grimm

National Key Deer Refuge pollinator garden
Monroe County, FL

At Jack Watson Nature trail. With Leigh Williams

  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Hammock Skipper 1
  • Florida Duskywing 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Palatka Skipper 2

James L. Monroe

Castellow Hammock Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

Besides a single adult Polydamas there were 4 caterpillars on Dutchman’s Pipe. The one in the photograph I believe is the fifth instar. It was quite big. The others were smaller.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 6

Polydamas Swallowtail caterpillar

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Cameron County, TX

Cold weather at beginning of November reduced plants and butterflies here. Density of butterflies was low but persistence found 27 species.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Lyside Sulphur 4
  • Boisduval's Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Blue Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • White Peacock 5
  • Mexican Bluewing 2
  • Common Mestra 2
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Queen 15
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 6
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Common Mellana

Julia Heliconian

Guava Skipper

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands
Hidalgo County, TX

We saw 34 species. There were many individuals! The Salvatos pointed out the Orange-barred Sulphur and Olive-clouded Skipper. Lots of fun!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Southern Dogface common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 9
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Tailed Orange 7
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 4
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • White Peacock common
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen abundant
  • Brown Longtail 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Southern Skipperling 7
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Olive-clouded Skipper 1

Fawn-spotted Skipper

Tailed Orange

Orange-barred Sulphur

James L. Monroe

"Lucky" Hammock just outside Everglades NP
Miami-Dade County, FL

There were more than just 2 blues but couldn’t identify all between Cassius and Ceraunus while moving.
Same with Long-tailed Skippers. Only positively IDed on Long-tailed Skippers but others present may be some Dorantes but again they were always on the move.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Julia Heliconian 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • White Peacock 7
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 20
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 7

Three-spotted Skipper

Queen

Cassius Blue

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(17-172) Mostly cloudy. No Monarchs, Long-tailed Skippers or Ocola’s present.

  • Barred Yellow 24
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 32
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Phaon Crescent 24
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 47
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Monk Skipper 5
  • Obscure Skipper 1

Three-spotted Skipper

Mangrove Buckeye

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Kathy Beza Richardson

Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery
Charles City County, VA

Bright sun, cool with slight breeze

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Orange Sulphur

Variegated Fritillary

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Hidalgo County, TX

Photo of Guava Skipper by Dorothy. 35 species. Partly sunny.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 6
  • Lyside Sulphur 8
  • Tailed Orange 3
  • Little Yellow common
  • Mimosa Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 2
  • Falcate Metalmark 1
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Red Admiral 3
  • White Peacock common
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Common Mestra 3
  • Empress Leilia 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen abundant
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 6
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Eufala Skipper common

Guava Skipper

White Peacock

Kathy Beza Richardson

Cumberland Marsh NAP
New Kent County, VA

Bright sun, cool with slight breeze

  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Sleepy Orange

Michael Troyan

Loxahatchee
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Atala abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 7
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 10
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 3
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 3
  • Soldier 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5

Julia Heliconian

Soldier

Atala

Queen

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Cloudless Sulphur

Dorantes Longtail

Ruddy Daggerwing

Linda Cooper

Falcon State Park and Falcon Heighta
Starr County, TX

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Weather: 73-84 degrees, partly cloudy. LCooper, JKelly, PKelly, JHengeveld, SHengeveld, BMarsh, DMarsh, BNall, SMoore, BVolkle, BWebber, BYukich, KYukich.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Vicroy's Ministreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Mexican Fritillary
  • Theona Checkerspot 1
  • Bordered Patch
  • Banded Patch 1
  • Crimson Patch
  • Elada Crescent
  • Vesta Crescent
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock
  • Common Mestra
  • Tropical Leafwing
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • Coyote Cloudywing 2
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Eufala Skipper

Coyote Cloudywing

Mexican Fritillary

Common Mestra

Tropical Leafwing and others

Great Purple Hairstreak

Vicroy's Ministreak

Vicroy's Ministreak

Vesta Crescent

Funereal Duskywing

Monarch, Queen

Variegated Fritillary

Crimson Patch

Common Mestra

Mexican Fritillary

Funereal Duskywing

Linda Cooper

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Weather: clouds burned off in late morning for full sun. First sunny day since Nov 16. 63-78 degrees. LCooper and others.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Tailed Orange
  • Little Yellow
  • Mimosa Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak
  • Clytie Ministreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Mexican Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral
  • White Peacock
  • Mexican Bluewing 6
  • Red Rim 1
  • Tropical Leafwing
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Julia's Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Eufala Skipper

Dusky-blue Groundstreak

Reakirt's Blue

Mexican Fritillary

Reakirt's Blue

Question Mark

Mexican Fritillary

Mexican Bluewing

Mexican Bluewing

Mexican Fritillary

Mexican Bluewing

Queen

Carolina Satyr

Linda Cooper

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Hidalgo County, TX

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Weather: total cloud cover after 2 days of rain following 3 days of cold. 68 degrees. Regular park butterfly walk. LCooper and many more.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Mimosa Yellow
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • White Peacock
  • Mexican Bluewing
  • Common Mestra
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • Brown Longtail
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Julia's Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Olive-clouded Skipper

Common Mestra

Marcus Gray & Family

Powhatan WMA
Powhatan County, VA

  • Eastern Comma 5

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Tom Privett

Fairchild Garden
Miami-Dade County, FL

Attala hairstreak nectaring on joewood

  • Atala 4

Atala

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1, Mason Dixon line
Chester County, PA

Hazy sun, 57°, slight breeze and one active White Sulphur here at 13:40

  • Cabbage White 1

Jim Wilkinson

northwest Carroll County
Carroll County, MD

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 1