Recent sightings

Michael Diederich

19 Chappaqua Mountain Road Butterfly Garden, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Jim Wilkinson

Glendening Nature Preserve
Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5

Red-spotted Purple

Southern Cloudywing

Swarthy Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Scott Dueweke

Emeral Isle - Dunes
Carteret County, NC

I used to raise Zebra Heliconians. I did not have my camera but this is a definite sighting.

  • Zebra Heliconian 1

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Triple N WMA entrance and some of Bull Creek WMA in the afteroon, Cemetery Road and East Loop. EPerry & RWarner.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 10
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 26
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 19
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • White Peacock 10
  • Viceroy 8
  • Queen 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Confused Cloudywing 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 11
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Sachem 4
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Delaware Skipper caterpillar

Eufala Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Confused Cloudywing

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Zebra Swallowtail

Gray Hairstreak

Whirlabout

Common Buckeye

Palmetto Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Tawny-edged Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Little Yellow

Zebra Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Denis C. Quinn

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

I was surprised to see this southerner today with my general lack of butterflies this season.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

A great day for butterfying after being rainy and cloudy for a couple of days. This was part of my research walk. Out from 9:15 - 2:15

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 187
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 33
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 27
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 15
  • American Snout 4
  • Pearl Crescent 67
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Monarch 18
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 368
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Black Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Little Yellow

Common Checkered-Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Cabbage White

American Snout

Orange Sulphur

Sachem

Northern Pearly-eye

American Snout

Common Buckeye

Eastern Comma

Delaware Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Mostly cloudy, scattered showers, very humid.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

With Alan DeMartini, looking for Unsilvered Fritillaries we found just one slightly worn individual but it was unusually cooperative for photos.

  • Golden Hairstreak 9
  • Acmon Blue 6
  • Coronis Fritillary 5
  • Unsilvered Fritillary 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 25
  • Common Ringlet 15
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Woodland Skipper 12

Unsilvered Fritillary

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

From 8:30 AM to 12:15 PM; air temperatures 72-81 F, very humid, calm winds; With Della Wells.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

From 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Monarch 21
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 12
  • Dun Skipper 3

Randy Harrod

Beaman Park, Ashland City
Davidson County, TN

Partly Cloudy, Hot

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5

Pipevine Swallowtail

Zabulon Skipper

Hoary Edge

Horace's Duskywing

Tom Palmer

Van Fleet Trail
Lake County, FL

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Mike Reese

Green Bay Botanical Garden
Brown County, WI

The Giant Swallowtail is rare this far north in eastern Wisconsin. This is only the second Brown County record, both this year.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 79
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Northern Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 6

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Randy Harrod

Radnor Lake, Nashville
Davidson County, TN

With Ron Smith
Sunny, temps low 90’s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 10
  • Question Mark 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Hackberry Emperor 14
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Silvery Checkerspot

Sleepy Orange

Lynn Dubnicka

Charlotte - my front yard
Mecklenburg County, NC

Saw a Monarch Butterfly this morning enjoying the milkweed and zinnias.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Beverly Ireland

Northfield, my back yard
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch 2

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

John J. Collins

Wallkill River NWR - Liberty Look Trail
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks - 9 participants
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 35
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

John J. Collins

Wallkill River NWR - Liberty Loop Trail
Orange County, NY

Leaderless Walks - 9 participants.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 11
  • Least Skipper 10
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Michael Diederich

19 Chappaqua Mountain Road Butterfly Garden, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 1