Recent sightings

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Little Glassywing 2

Little Glassywing

Meadow Fritillary

Little Glassywing

Banded Hairstreak

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

First time for tiger swallowtail to visit cert bitterfly garden #2490. It fluttered the wings and flew around, preventing a picture to be taken. First Red Admiral visited also. Temp 75 & low humidity late morn during observation. There is an increase of Peck Skippers. Around a dozen now.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 12

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red Admiral

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Walked the first half of our weekly survey this morning starting at 9 so we could beat the heat. We were done by 12:30. The Hackberry Emperors were thick along the road going to the one trail. Saw our first Delaware Skipper and Northern Pearly Eye of the season.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 85
  • Orange Sulphur 23
  • Dainty Sulphur 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 14
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 400+
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Delaware Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Hackberry Emperor

Red Admiral

Common Sootywing

Northern Pearly-eye

Pearl Crescent

Cabbage White

Eastern Comma

Dale Bonk

Pope Lick Park, Prairie Trail
Jefferson County, KY

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Dun Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Hackberry Emperor

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Comma

Jeff Gesell

Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary
Northampton County, PA

Partly cloudy, light breeze, upper 70s. Milkweed starting to bloom…finally a decent nectar source. Should be a great show from here on out! FOY Variegated Fritillary, Meadow Fritillary, Hoary Edge, and dark form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtails (see photos below)…

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 12
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr common
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Great Spangled Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Little Wood-Satyr

Hackberry Emperor

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Cloudywing

Hoary Edge

Little Glassywing

Peck's Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Roy Cohutta

Lanahassee Creek WMA
Webster County, GA

Located numerous Common Buckeye together taking nectar from Queen’s Delight, Stillingia sylvatica.

Observed several aerial dogfights between Goatweed Leafwing, one fight just a few inches from my head. A couple individuals perched in trees.

09:35-12:00 Noon, 80-92F, NW 5-10MPH, Cloud Cover 4-10%

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Goatweed Leafwing 7
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Goatweed Leafwing

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Goatweed Leafwing

Variegated Fritillary

Goatweed Leafwing

Gulf Fritillary

Goatweed Leafwing

Jeff Gesell

Grand Central Environmental Center and Ballas Park
Northampton County, PA

Partly Cloudy, breezy, 80 degrees. Two locations 5 miles apart in Plainfield and bushel Townships…mostly open meadow/prairie. Good variety of Skippers out today!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 12
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 5
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

European Skipper

Dun Skipper

Question Mark

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Lady

Black Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Common Ringlet

Clouded Sulphur

Peck's Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

Sunny and 87 today, following 3 days of cooler temps and rain.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Zebra Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Banded Hairstreak

Marcus Gray

Huguenot
Orange County, NY

First Monarch of the year!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Dusted Spurwing

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

John J. Collins

Negri Nepote Grasslands
Somerset County, NJ

Partly sunny for the 1 1/2 hours I was there. Unfortunately, there are few flowers in bloom right now.

  • Cabbage White 45
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1

Bart Jones

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park and Eagle Lake WMA
Shelby County, TN

FOY Phaon Crescent, Bronze Copper, and Common Checkered-Skipper, and Checkered White.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 20
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Bronze Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • American Snout 3
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Pearl Crescent 35
  • Question Mark 3
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 11
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Least Skipper 1

'Summer' Spring Azure

Phaon Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Horace's Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Checkered White

Common Checkered-Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Ron & Lori Smith

Lower Suwannee NWR
Levy County, FL

(9-39) Mostly overcast and very few butterflies roadside. The satyr pictured is an Intricate.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 5
  • Appalachian Brown 5
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Queen 12

Carolina Satyr

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Appalachian Brown

Jim Wilkinson

Marriottsville Area Patapsco State Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 15
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Red Admiral

Little Wood-Satyr

Least Skipper

Little Glassywing

Karen Canon

Tingley Beach bosque ponds
Bernalillo County, NM

Between 7 to 9 am. Sunny with recent temps ranging 95-100 F.

  • Marine Blue 1
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Jeanette Klodzen

Twin Lakes Loop (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny, with high in the low 80s.
Elevation 8700-9450

Saw several Western/Two-tailed Swallowtails but could not ID

  • Mustard White 4
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 2
  • Juba Skipper 1

Sheridan's Hairstreak

Curtis Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Little Wood-Satyr
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Brian McGurgan

Crow Creek Trail, Girdwood
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Warm breezy day with a nice hike a couple of miles up the Crow Creek Trail. While there were lots of small moths, bees, wasps, and other pollinators, not many butterflies were observed. I was hoping for some activity up above the treeline but didn’t see any butterflies higher up - although with limited time couldn’t search at length.

  • Mustard White 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 2

Mourning Cloak

Mustard White

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Chantal Caron

Rockingham
Windham County, VT

The first 2 butterflies I’ve seen this year.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • White Admiral 1

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

White Admiral

Curtis Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • American Snout
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Red Admiral
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Linda Cooper

Lake Louisa State Park
Lake County, FL

17th Annual NABA BUTTERFLY COUNT. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 80°-92°, sun all day, breezy. Two teams. Few nectar sources due to drought. Second lowest species count in 17 years. LBork, CConk, LCooper, DFraser, NPrine.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 22
  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Giant Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 27
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 23
  • Great Southern White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 16
  • Ceraunus Blue 14
  • Gulf Fritillary 793
  • Zebra Heliconian 28
  • Variegated Fritillary 55
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 5
  • Queen 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 8
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Dainty Sulphur

Viceroy

Gray Hairstreak

Dorantes Longtail

Confused Cloudywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Ceraunus Blue

Gulf Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Northern Cloudywing

Variegated Fritillary

Southern Skipperling

Zarucco Duskywing

Zebra Heliconian