Recent sightings

Ethan Brown

Manito
Mason County, IL

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5

Ethan Brown

Sand Ridge State Forest
Mason County, IL

“Butterfly Goldmine of the Midwest”

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 30+
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3+
  • Little Yellow 8+
  • Harvester 1
  • American Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • American Snout 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 4+
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Gray Comma 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 30+
  • Hackberry Emperor 50+
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 30+
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Ethan Brown

Varna
Marshall County, IL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Two male and two female Monarchs emerged this morning and visited cert garden #2490. A female Black Swallowtail and Peck Skippers enjoyed the zinnias, lantanas, arizona blanket, columbine, phlox, bee balm, pearl everlasting, yarrow, herbs, sunflowers, coneflowers,and milkweed plants along with many other flowers!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 6
  • Peck's Skipper 5

Jennifer Cote

Chicopee
Hampden County, MA

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Ryan MacLean

Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point
New Haven County, CT

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Snout 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 1

Ronda G Spink

Chipman Preserve
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was partly cloudy-cloudy, 82°-75°, 8mph wind gusts-A storm chased us out of the preserve.
Surveyed from 11:00am-1:00pm

R. Spink, S. Rutgers, T. Rutgers, K. Rutgers

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 43
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 3

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Hackberry Emperor

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Tailed-Blue

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

This has been a very big year for Cabbage Whites. It has also been a big year for Checkered Whites, which I had not recorded here before. It seems that the Checkered Whites like to perch, mostly on black mustard, whereas the cabbages perch briefly, if at all. When I see a white perching, almost always it’s a Checkered White.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Grant Stevenson

Bake Oven Knob
Lehigh County, PA

Also Snowberry Clearwing

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Grand River Park, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

12:55-2:05, partly sunny, high 80’s, breezy

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Viceroy 5
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 2

Viceroy

Mike Troyan

Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve
Suffolk County, NY

9am-noon, 85deg, calm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Peck's Skipper

Sachem

Crossline Skipper

Common Ringlet

Mike Troyan

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Westchester County, NY

8am-noon, 80 deg, calm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 8

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Very humid with downpouring rain,with temps in 80s. Had a female Monarch emerge from chrysalis. Another Monarch visited the certified butterfly garden #2490.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Ken Wilson

Roxborough State Park near Littleton
Douglas County, CO

Mostly sunny to increasing cloudy to light sprinkles. The high temp was 100 at 2:30 PM. This area has been ravaged by drought and heat for the past 4 or 5 years. I haven’t had a productive visit at this location since late July 2017. Very little nectar source was seen. No water was seen.

  • Common Wood-Nymph
  • Woodland Skipper

Woodland Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Mt. Umunhum, Sierra Azul Open Space Reserve
Santa Clara County, CA

  • Checkered White 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Dotted Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 24
  • Common Ringlet 12
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Woodland Skipper 1

Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Dotted Blue

Gray Hairstreak

Common Ringlet

Mormon Metalmark

Ryan MacLean

Greenwich
Fairfield County, CT

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract
Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 5

Sleepy Orange

Appalachian Brown