Recent sightings

Linda Cooper

Bentsen Palm RV Resort
Hidalgo County, TX

Brief stop late in the day for White-angled Sulphur found by PKelly. LCooper and many others.

  • White Angled-Sulphur 1

White Angled-Sulphur

Linda Cooper

Falcon State Park and brief stop at Roma World Birding Center Gardens
Starr County, TX

11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Weather: 61-69 degrees, cloudy to sunny, light breeze. Light freeze overnight. LCooper, KMalone, BMarsh, DMarsh, MOrsie.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur +
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Theona Checkerspot
  • Bordered Patch
  • Vesta Crescent
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Mestra
  • Tropical Leafwing
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Coyote Cloudywing
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Eufala Skipper

Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak

Coyote Cloudywing

Coyote Cloudywing

Theona Checkerspot

Tropical Leafwing

Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak

Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak

Hans Johnson

Naples Botanical Garden
Collier County, FL

70’s. Partly cloudy. 11-11:45 AM.

  • Atala 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • White Peacock 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 2

Ayala

Queen

Monarch

Gulf Fritillary

Linda Cooper

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

Weather: 50-61 degrees, sunny, breezy. 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Frost overnight after 4 days rain, cold, heavy winds. LCooper, many others.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Mimosa Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Marius Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 4
  • Clytie Ministreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Mexican Fritillary
  • Theona Checkerspot
  • Bordered Patch
  • Vesta Crescent
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock
  • Four-spotted Sailor 1
  • Common Mestra
  • Red Rim 1
  • Tropical Leafwing
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Brown Longtail
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Eufala Skipper

Soldier

Mexican Fritillary

Little Yellow

Four-spotted Sailor

Mimosa Yellow

Red Rim

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Southern Dogface

Tropical Leafwing and friends

Variegated Fritillary

Mexican Bluewing

Sachem

Dusky-blue Groundstreak

Checkered White

Four-spotted Sailor

Clytie Ministreak

Red Rim

Four-spotted Sailor

White Checkered-Skipper

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(15-132) Another great day at the park.

  • Barred Yellow 12
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 17
  • Ceraunus Blue 21
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 27
  • Monarch 4
  • Mangrove Skipper 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Three-spotted Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 7

Monk Skipper

Mangrove Skipper

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Barbara Peck

Garden on Silo Ct, Anderson, CA
Shasta County, CA

Gulf Fritillaries continue to visit my yard. At least 11 were here today, some very worn, others fresh looking. The temperature last night went down to 30 F. It has been clear and dry for many days.

  • Gulf Fritillary 11

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Kenneth G. Kingwell

ARM Loxahatchee NWR
Palm Beach County, FL

Not a great picture. It wasn’t being very cooperative, and there was a breeze.

  • Antillean Daggerwing 1r

Antillean Daggerwing

Marcus, Robert & Archer Gray

Mongaup WMA
Sullivan County, NY

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Linda Cooper

Falcon State Park, Falcon Heights, Salineno
Starr County, TX

Weather: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., cloudy in a.m., sunny in p.m. 82-91 degrees - day before a big front is scheduled to arrive. LCooper, DBratlie, BCallahan, TGagnon, DHansen, DMarsh, BMarsh, SMoore, BVolkle, HSalvato, MSalvato, BYukich, KYukich, SAbbey, LValdes, and others.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Ornythion Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Tailed Orange
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Theona Checkerspot
  • Bordered Patch
  • Banded Patch
  • Crimson Patch
  • Elada Crescent
  • Vesta Crescent
  • Phaon Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • White Peacock
  • Malachite
  • Common Mestra
  • Tropical Leafwing
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Two-barred Flasher
  • Coyote Cloudywing
  • Hermit Skipper
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper
  • Julia's Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Eufala Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper
  • Purple-washed Skipper

Hermit Skipper

Malachite

Banded Patch

Mexican Yellow

White-striped Longtail

Ornythion Swallowtail

Ornythion Swallowtail

Banded Patch

Southern Dogface

Crimson Patch

Ornythion Swallowtail

Two-barred Flasher

Banded Patch

Two-barred Flasher

Rich Kelly, Sandy Wolkenberg, Dori Gerber

New York Botanical Garden
Bronx County, NY

  • Red Admiral 1

Linda Cooper

National Butterfly Center Gardens and McAllen Nature Center
Hidalgo County, TX

This list is combined species list and each photo is labeled with place seen. Weather: 82-92 degrees, mostly sunny. This is my list only. I did not see Red Rim, Polydamas, Giant White, Crimson Patch, Hermit Skipper reported today at these locations. LCooper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Tailed Orange
  • Little Yellow
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Marius Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Cassius Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Red-bordered Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Mexican Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Chestnut Crescent
  • Vesta Crescent
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock
  • Malachite
  • Mexican Bluewing
  • Gray Cracker
  • Tropical Leafwing
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Brown Longtail
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Common Sootywing
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Eufala Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper
  • Purple-washed Skipper

Chestnut Crescent

Mexican Bluewing

Chestnut Crescent

Marius Hairstreak

American Snout

Variegated Fritillary

Mexican Fritillary

Marius Hairstreak

Chestnut Crescent

Chestnut Crescent

Malachite

Malachite

David L. Amadio

Merritt Island NWR
Brevard County, FL

Sunny high 70’s to low 80’s Obs. made from 7:50 till 12:15 Only had enough time to explore the Sendler Education outpost area & Bio Lab Rd.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 8
  • White Peacock common
  • Monarch 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper abundant
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Mangrove Buckeye

Ceraunus Blue

Salt Marsh Skipper

Fulvous Hairstreak

Denis C. Quinn

Bombay Hook NWR
Kent County, DE

Mid afternoon in clouded conditions saw this fresh Red Admiral.

  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg, Lois Lindberg

Jones Beach State Park
Nassau County, NY

  • Red Admiral 3
  • Monarch 8

Denis C. Quinn

Port Mahon Road, Little Creek, Delaware
Kent County, DE

Sunny, light breeze, lower sixties along the Delaware Bay. Seeing Monarchs lazily flowing south along the coast plus one in Downtown Dover as well.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 5

Robert Gilson and Chris Talkington

Falcon State Park
Starr County, TX

Most of the time was spent in the butterfly garden with a brief stop near the lake.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Orange-barred Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Tailed Orange
  • Little Yellow
  • Mimosa Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Rounded Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Mexican Fritillary
  • Theona Checkerspot
  • Bordered Patch
  • Banded Patch
  • Crimson Patch
  • Elada Crescent
  • Vesta Crescent
  • Phaon Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock
  • Common Mestra
  • Tropical Leafwing
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Two-barred Flasher
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Eufala Skipper

Banded Patch

Banded Patch

Two-barred Flasher

Two-barred Flasher

Crimson pat

Tropical Leafwing

David L. Amadio

Bull Creek WMA - Cemetary Rd & Loop Rd.
Osceola County, FL

Temps climbed into the upper 80’s with ample sun. Didn’t find the field of Pineland Purple & Liatris till late in the afternoon, but still saw one Palmetto Skipper here. The field of Saw Palmetto and purple flowers was breathtaking for this NJ native!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Phaon Crescent 17
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • White Peacock 21
  • Viceroy 4
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Phaon Crescent

Little Metalmark

Georgia Satyr

Ceraunus Blue

Zebra Swallowtail

Dorantes Longtail

Whirlabout

Palmetto Skipper

Queen

White Peacock

Sandy-Crystal Vaughn

El Franco Lee Park
Harris County, TX

84-89 degrees; mostly cloudy. Thrilled to spot four Viceroy and a Dorantes Longtail Skipper!

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 37
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 20
  • Queen 12
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Dorantes Longtail

Viceroy

David L. Amadio

Bull Creek WMA - Crabtree Rd roadside
Osceola County, FL

Partly Sunny 81-83 degrees from 9:15 till 12:30. Abundant Spanish Needles the main attraction here.

  • Barred Yellow common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 9
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 18

Berry's Skipper

Little Yellow

Southern Broken-Dash

Sleepy Orange

Southern Skipperling

Barred Yellow

Georgia Satyr

Whirlabout

Dainty Sulphur

Viceroy

Linda Romine

William H. Harsha Lake spillway (East Fork Lake)
Clermont County, OH

Partly cloudy to mostly sunny, low 60’s, breezy with gusts to 25 mph, 1:30 to 3:00 pm.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1