Recent sightings

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Rain on 10-13-21 no sign of butterflies. Today some rain and cloudy 69 to 73 degrees

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Jeff Gesell

Plainfield and Bushkill Townships
Northampton County, PA

Partly cloudy, light breeze, low to mid-70s. First day with sun in almost a week! Nectar sources becoming more scarce…

  • Cabbage White 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 18
  • Cloudless Sulphur 11
  • Sleepy Orange 15
  • American Copper 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1

Variegated Fritillary

American Copper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur caterpillar

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

First Fiery Skipper of the year.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Variegated Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Monarch

Common Checkered-Skipper

Daniel Jones

Progreso Lakes Yard
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Ornythion Swallowtail 1
  • Florida White 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 20
  • Soldier 15
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 8
  • Osca Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Purple-washed Skipper 1

Osca Skipper

Florida White

Mimosa Skipper

Purple-washed Skipper

Ornythion Swallowtail

Soldier

Osca Skipper

Brett Badeaux

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Still lots of butterflies in portions of San Diego County

  • Checkered White common
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • Purplish Copper 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Leda Ministreak 4
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Dotted Blue
  • Wright's Metalmark 7
  • Mormon Metalmark 5
  • Palmer's Metalmark 3
  • American Snout 15+
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • California Patch 12+
  • Mylitta Crescent abundant
  • Painted Lady common
  • West Coast Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen common
  • Funereal Duskywing common
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Juba Skipper 12
  • California Giant-Skipper common

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Common Buckeye

Sleepy Orange

Karen Canon

Albuquerque, Tingley Ponds
Bernalillo County, NM

Manmade ponds near Rio Grande. Sunny, Temps in 60s to 70s.

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Kathy Beza Richardson

Louisa County Public Schools
Louisa County, VA

walking along the power lines

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Variegated Fritillary

Sachem

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

John and Nancy Crosby

Steelbridge Road and Townsend WMA South Tract
McIntosh County, GA

Mostly Sunny 80-84 degrees 1-5 pm. Discovered a new species of Carphephorus! Also had liatris, summer farewell, golden aster, elephant’s foot, coreoposis and false foxglove among other nectar plants.

  • Southern Dogface 18
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 16
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 13
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 7
  • Sachem 4
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 17

Red-banded Hairstreak

Little Metalmark

Common Buckeye

Georgia Satyr

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Whirlabout

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Ocola Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Southern Dogface

Ceraunus Blue

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Sunny 59 to 79 degrees. I have an unknown skipper that’s rust in color, then when it’s wings are open (from top view) they are outlined with dark brown or black. Also has the same dark color half-striped in the middle of each one of its wings (top view).

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Rain this morning then cloudy this afternoon 69 to 74 degrees

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Dennis Vollmar

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

80-85 degrees mostly sunny. light breeze. 10am - 3pm

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 30+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20+
  • Little Yellow 30+
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 4
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 60+
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Meske's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 8
  • Arogos Skipper 4
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 6
  • Dusted Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 60+

Gray Hairstreak

Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Palmetto Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Meske's Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

Little Yellow

Twin-spot Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Carolina Satyr

Arogos Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA, East Side
Dougherty County, GA

The highlight of this trip was photographing the Pearly-eye. We have both Southern and Creole here, but they are seldom seen. The thick vegetation makes is difficult to walk around in the swampy areas and there are plenty of Cottonmouths.

This worn Southern had linear eyespot pupils, a curved FW eyespot row, a FW pm line that came to a point and orange antennal clubs.

1100-1600, 75-84F, SE 4-8MPH, Cloud Cover 19-63%, Georgia Coastal Plain, swamps, fields, pines. 31.471208066927904, -84.38440171730676

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 15
  • Sleepy Orange 20
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Viceroy 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 9
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 30
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Gulf Fritillary

Zebra Heliconian

Zebra Heliconian

Queen

Southern Pearly-eye

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason-Dixon MD/PA line.
Chester County, PA

Mostly cloudy, high of 68, breezy from ENE

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Fiery Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Karen Canon

Albuquerque foothills (Tijeras arroyo)
Bernalillo County, NM

Light wind, 50’s to low 60’s. Chamisa and asters blooming but sunflowers have mostly stopped. Arroyo dry.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Western White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3

Checkered White

Sleepy Orange

Painted Lady

Western White

Lawrence Brown

Mackinac island
Mackinac County, MI

On and off showers

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Townsend WMA
McIntosh County, GA

80 degrees, mostly sunny. Southern Dogface and Common Buckeye were common in areas with small planted pines and lots of wildflowers. Last year during this time period we had more butterflies with lots of swallowtails on the liatris in the powerline cut.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 26
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 10
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Sachem 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 8

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Red-banded Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Swarthy Skipper

Least Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Little Yellow

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Southern Dogface

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area
Osceola County, FL

1:15-4:30 p.m. Weather: 85°-82°, winds 4-6 mph, mostly cloudy with intermittent sun & isolated showers. Checked areas on West Loop and Crossroad. Nectar: liatris, carphephorus, Spanish needles, Phoebanthus. LCooper, EPerry

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 30
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 14
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Dotted Skipper 3
  • Meske's Skipper 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Arogos Skipper 20
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 5
  • Dusted Skipper 18
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Dotted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Southern Broken-Dash

Dusted Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Linda Cooper

Triple N Ranch Wildlife Management Area
Osceola County, FL

8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Weather: 73°-85°, winds 5-7 mph, mostly sunny. Nectar: liatris, carphephorus, Spanish needles, lantana. LCooper, EPerry. Only surveyed Road 6 intersection with Road 7 in area burned last spring, brief stop in waste area near entrance.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 15
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 12
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Meske's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Arogos Skipper 26
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 8
  • Palatka Skipper 2
  • Berry's Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 12
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Dorantes Longtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Dusted Skipper, Arogos Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Sunny 74 to 87 degrees with some wind this morning.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 3