Recent sightings

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

EPerry & RWarner from 9:15a to 3:45p. Hot with 75% sun. Cemetery Road proved the best spot and a return afternoon look at it before leaving produced the two dotted skippers and three more Meske’s Skippers. Major nectar sources are Coastal Plain Honeycomb Head, Carphephorus spp, Liatris spp., Summer Farewell, Pickerelweed, and Bidens alba. No Arogos Skippers to be found.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 13
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 14
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow 62
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 45
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 42
  • White Peacock 31
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 15
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Meske's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 22
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 31
  • Delaware Skipper 7
  • Palmetto Skipper 17
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 19
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 25

Dusted Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Southern Broken-Dash

Southern Broken-Dash

Dusted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Morning low temerature of 31 degrees with a heavy frost. Afternoon high of 58 degrees under partly sunny skies.

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper

Linda Cooper

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

First sun today since Monday’s cold front. 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. 70-74 degrees, northerly breeze. LCooper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Pixie 1
  • American Snout 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Tawny Emperor 15
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 70
  • Soldier 10
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 6
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Common Mellana 6
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 4
  • Eufala Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Evans' Skipper 1

Evans' Skipper

Southern Dogface

Soldier

Clouded Skipper, Tropical Leafwing

Mexican Bluewing

Tawny Emperor

Evans' Skipper

Funereal Duskywing

Michael Diederich

Battery Park, Lower Manhattan, New York City
New York County, NY

1:30 - 1:40 PM

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

Finally a perfect day for butterflying. Little wind, no clouds and between 55-60 degrees. We had snow and freezing temps on Sunday so great to see anything. This was our weekly walk through Lauritzen Gardens. Today saw a Gorgone Checkerspot for the first time in the gardens. That makes 4 new butterflies for the garden this year.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 33
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 9
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Sachem 12

American Lady

Fiery Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Monarch

Red Admiral, Monarch

Cloudless Sulphur

Gorgone Checkerspot

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Gorgone Checkerspot

American Snout

Orange Sulphur

Cabbage White

Pearl Crescent

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Brett Badeaux

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

  • Orange Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Leda Ministreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Wright's Metalmark
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Northern White-Skipper
  • Mojave Sootywing
  • California Giant-Skipper

White Checkered-Skipper

Mormon Metalmark

California Giant-Skipper

Mojave Sootywing

Wright's Metalmark

Mike Reese

Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville
Rock County, WI

Few nectar sources available.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Cabbage White

Eastern Comma

Denis C. Quinn

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

Full sun, windy with temperature in the 50 s

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 2

Jim Wilkinson

Howard Conservancy Mount Pleasant Farm
Howard County, MD

I was surprised to find a fresh looking Long-tailed Skipper out with temperatures in the mid-50s.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Monarch 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Eastern Comma

Common Checkered-Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper

Clare Dattilo

Ijams Nature Center Meads Quarry
Knox County, TN

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near town of Beaver
Beaver County, PA

previous night temps. in low to mid 30’s
temp. at time of observations 50
observed from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 1

Rich Kelly

Jones Beach State Park
Nassau County, NY

  • Red Admiral 6
  • Monarch 30

Denis C. Quinn

2 miles south of Kirkwood, PA 17536
Lancaster County, PA

Sunny, windy, cool. Variegated Fritillary usually abundant here late summer, however mostly absent this year.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Orange Sulphur
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper

Kathy Beza Richardson

Louisa County High School
Louisa County, VA

only saw these three in a small patch of clover

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

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Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

On Oct. 14 we had over 3 inches of snow and then a low of 27 degrees so didn’t expect to see many butterflies if any today. We went out at noon and were our for 3 1/4 hours. High temperature of 60 degrees and no clouds.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 11
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 1

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Orange Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Eastern Comma

Rich Kelly

Planting Fields Arboretum
Nassau County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 6

Dale Balls

5435 figure five point
Crawford County, AR

  • Monarch several

Michele Zerebnick

7303 Ringertown Road, Export/Murrysville
Westmoreland County, PA

I was unloading an apple tree that I had just bought and saw the butterfly fall (?) off the tree leaves and land ‘lifelessly’ in the cargo area of my Jeep. The weather had just turned from hot/summer-like (70s and 80s) to more seasonally cool (40s to low 50s), rainy, and windy. It was past dusk, raining harder, and turning windier and colder - far from suitable for a butterfly - so I figured I should try to save/revive the butterfly by keeping it inside. I placed the butterfly near a sunlamp and watched it fan out and warm (dry?) its wings and eventually ‘come to life’. I’ve now had it for more than three days. It is eating nectar (soaked in a cotton ball) and old watermelon.

  • Red-spotted Purple 1