Recent sightings

William D. Beck

Peppersauce Canyon nr Oracle
Pinal County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Pearly Marble
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Brown Elfin
  • Spring Azure
  • Texan Crescent
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady
  • Tropical Buckeye
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing
  • Juvenal's Duskywing
  • Meridian Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Orange Skipperling
  • White-barred Skipper

Tropical Buckeye

Brown Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

White-barred Skipper

Sara Orangetip

Meridian Duskywing

Pearly Marble

John and Nancy Crosby

Dinner Island Ranch WMA
Hendry County, FL

Targeted Hayhurst Scallopwing reported here a couple days ago. Inside info on this location needed as no signage marked trails, distances or entry points for reaching hammocks in pastures enclosed with barbed wire. Without info on where to find the Bloodleaf host plant this target was not feasible.

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • White Peacock 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 50
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 60
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4

Common Buckeye

White Peacock

Fiery Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Sachem

Eufala Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Least Skipper

Whirlabout

Delaware Skipper

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Queen

Monarch

American Lady

Phaon Crescent

Zebra Heliconian

Gulf Fritillary

Ceraunus Blue

Red-banded Hairstreak

Sleepy Orange

Silvester Williams

Heber City
Wasatch County, UT

my first butterfly of spring, and my favorite too.

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

17 spp - 263 individuals. Nice variety. Most were found feeding on thistle, bidens, lantana and/or cactus flower.

  • Barred Yellow 49
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 14
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 28
  • Phaon Crescent 111
  • White Peacock 11
  • Monarch 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 21
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 6
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 5
  • Obscure Skipper 3

Little Metalmark

Barred Yellow

Monk Skipper

Mangrove Skipper

Dorantes Longtail

Gulf Fritillary

Obscure Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Phaon Crescent

Tom Palmer

Dinner Island Ranch WMA
Hendry County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 2
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 56
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Eufala Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Giant Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Southern Broken-Dash

Twin-spot Skipper

Three-spotted Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Carmen Moreno

M Street and University Ave. near Merced College
Merced County, CA

Hundreds of Painted Ladies are flying through our town! There’s a farm out back of Merced College and they seem to be coming from that direction (northeastish??). Beatiful!

  • Painted Lady 100s

Barbara Peck

Anderson River Park
Shasta County, CA

Many Painted Ladies flying in the park today. The odd thing is they ALL seemed to be flying in a downstream or southeasterly direction.

  • Painted Lady 25+

William D. Beck

Lime Kiln Canyon
Mohave County, AZ

  • Desert Elfin

Desert Elfin

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

lots of fresh Painted Ladies - migrants.

  • Painted Lady 10+

John and Nancy Crosby

Everglades National Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

Long Pine Key Trail Gates 4 & 8. Temp 78, sunny. Targeted FL Leafwing. We saw a ‘lifer’ Berry’s Skipper!

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 22
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • White Peacock 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 5
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Gulf Fritillary

White Peacock

Large Orange Sulphur

Red-banded Hairstreak

Phaon Crescent

Baracoa Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

William D. Beck

near GoodSprings, just south of Las Vegas
Clark County, NV

  • Sheridan's Hairstreak
  • Painted Lady

Sheridan's Hairstreak

Sheridan's Hairstreak

John Heyse

Adobe Dam Park
Maricopa County, AZ

68F

  • Spring White 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4

Spring White

White Checkered-Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

David H. Bartholomew

Sunol-Ohlone Regional Park
Alameda County, CA

Silvery Blues seen all along the Alameda Creek Trail. Painted Ladies were on their way to somewhere, from somewhere, and all showing nicks and tears from their travels.

  • Mustard White 2
  • Sara Orangetip 14
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 20
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 14
  • Propertius Duskywing 1

Propertius Duskywing

Sara Orangetip

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

64F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mylitta Crescent

Shawn Taylor

Piedmont Park and Atlanta Botanical Garden
Fulton County, GA

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Pearl Crescent

Bart Jones

Midtown Memphis
Shelby County, TN

The Cabbage Whites are FOY non-hibernating butterflies.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

Kathy Beza Richardson

John C. Radcliffe Conservation Area
Chesterfield County, VA

  • Henry's Elfin 1

Henry's Elfin

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raritan
Somerset County, NJ

My first butterfly of the season.

  • Cabbage White 1

William D. Beck

North End Catalina State Park, North Tucson
Pima County, AZ

  • Checkered White
  • Desert Orangetip
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral

Desert Orangetip

Gray Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Checkered White

John and Nancy Crosby

Townsend WMA
McIntosh County, GA

84 degrees, 12-15 mph S winds, Sunny. Long leaf pine habitat. Water in the ditches with little nectar source except briars.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Carolina Satyr 25
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Carolina Satyr

Carolina Satyr

Pearl Crescent

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Red-banded Hairstreak