Recent sightings

Ken Wilson

Escondido yard
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, around 73 degrees.

  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3

Sara Orangetip

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(16-116) Clear skies, temps in the mid 60s. Great number of admirals.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 7
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 15
  • White Peacock 48
  • Monarch 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 9

White Peacock

Little Yellow

Horace's Duskywing

Red Admiral

Ken Wilson

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, low 70s.

  • Becker's White
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Painted Lady

Sara Orangetip

Becker's White

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

57F
first butterflies of the year!

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Mourning Cloak

Brett Badeaux

San Clemente
Orange County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Nice sunny day, pleasantly warm. The California Tortoiseshell was definitely a leftover from last year, tattered and worn.

  • Spring Azure 2
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 5

Spring Azure

Mourning Cloak

Brett Badeaux

Santa Margarita River Trail
San Diego County, CA

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 7
  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Satyr Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3

Common Buckeye

Edward Perry IV

Mason Terrace, Melbourne, FL, 32935
Brevard County, FL

My yard. It was starting to cool down today in Florida with temps getting into the 60s, but by 2pm butterflies started to fly and I was pleased to see 3 red admirals in my own yard and a few more while walking around the neighborhood. One of my favorite observations was this Polydamas Swallowtail which showed near-perfect hearts a good portion of the gold rim. Temps are expected to drop into the 30s and 40s the next couple nights.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 2
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Polydamas Swallowtail

Walter Wallenstein

Big Cypress National Preserve
Collier County, FL

Hiked 6 miles on a gloomy, cloud covered day
7:30-12:30

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Common Buckeye

Ceraunus Blue

Twin-spot Skipper

Barred Yellow

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Julia Heliconian

Gray Hairstreak

Southern Broken-Dash

Mike Troyan

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Checkered White 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • American Snout 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Texan Crescent 5
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 10
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Laviana White-Skipper 10
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Phaon Crescent

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Texan Crescent

Phaon Crescent

Carolina Satyr

Texan Crescent

Brown Longtail

Eufala Skipper

Mike Troyan

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Hidalgo County, TX

Many Thanks to all the wonderful people I met on the Butterfly Walk (the guy from New Yuuark)
Thanks for the Lifers-And I didn’t get the Chiggers chasing the Common Mestra !

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Queen 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Variegated Skipper 1
  • White-patched Skipper 6
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Laviana White-Skipper 8
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1

White-patched Skipper

Variegated Skipper

Red-bordered Metalmark

John and Nancy Crosby

Tabby Oaks, Shellman Bluff, GA 31331
McIntosh County, GA

Only 58 degree high today but we saw a Butterfly!

  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Mike Troyan

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

Overcast/sun breezy 70-80

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 10
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • American Snout 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 3
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 10
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Laviana White-Skipper 15
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Common Mellana 1

Brown Longtail

Common Mellana

Clouded Skipper

Cassius Blue

Great Southern White

Dainty Sulphur

Mexican Fritillary

Dorantes Longtail

Little Yellow

Phaon Crescent

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Common Sootywing

Large Orange Sulphur

Fatal Metalmark

Ronda G Spink

Lower Suwannee NWR-South Entrance-Cedar Key
Levy County, FL

Start weather: Sunny, 69 degrees, calm
End weather: Sunny, 74 degrees, calm

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 15
  • Queen 24
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Harris Neck NWR
McIntosh County, GA

Our first ‘hard freeze’ is forecast in a week. It was 80 degrees at Harris Neck & very dry so butterflies are having a hard time finding scarce blooms to survive. The Red Admiral did escape the lizard. Note difference in 2 Ceraunus Blues.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 15
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 3

Common Buckeye

Barred Yellow

Ceraunus Blue

Red Admiral

Ceraunus Blue

Barred Yellow

Dainty Sulphur

Little Yellow

Barred Yellow

Ceraunus Blue

JoAnna N Clayton

Mangrove Cay Gandy area
Pinellas County, FL

Little Yellow count exceptional for South Pinellas. Statira Sulphers a pleasant surprise.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Statira Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 30+
  • Ceraunus Blue 30+
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Mangrove Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 20+
  • Monarch 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 12

Mangrove Buckeye

Southern Skipperling

Monarch

Statira Sulphur

Little Yellow

Ronda G Spink

Dixie Mainline Road, Old Town
Dixie County, FL

Start weather: Cloudy, 68 degrees, 8mph
End weather: Partly cloudy, 77 degrees, 4mph

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Phaon Crescent 9
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Bart Jones

Long Beach Rd. Big Pine Key, Scout Key, and Bahia Honda State Park
Monroe County, FL

With Leigh Williams and Amy Grimm. Unable to get a photograph of the Miami Blue, but was clearly seen by all three of us.

  • Great Southern White
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue
  • Cassius Blue
  • Miami Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Mangrove Buckeye
  • Mangrove Skipper
  • Hammock Skipper
  • Three-spotted Skipper
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Obscure Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Three-spotted Skipper

Obscure Skipper

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Ceraunus Blue

Ronda G Spink

Crystal River Preserve State Park Eco Walk Trail
Citrus County, FL

Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy, 83 degrees, 8mph wind

  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • White Peacock 1
  • Carolina Satyr 17
  • Queen 1

Bart Jones

Key West Botanic Garden and Boca Chica Key
Monroe County, FL

With Leigh Williams and Amy Grimm.

  • Great Southern White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Orange-barred Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Barred Yellow
  • Little Yellow
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Cassius Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Common Buckeye
  • Mangrove Buckeye
  • White Peacock
  • Monarch
  • Mangrove Skipper
  • Hammock Skipper
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Florida Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Three-spotted Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Monk Skipper
  • Eufala Skipper

Florida Duskywing

Cassius Blue

Little Yellow

Monk Skipper

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Mangrove Skipper

Mangrove Skipper

Mangrove Buckeye