Recent sightings

Kathy Beza Richardson

The Wetlands
Richmond city, VA

partly cloudy to sunny, mid 60’s to low 70’s

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 2

Eastern Comma

Spring Azure

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Falcate Orangetip 1

Falcate Orangetip

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Finally a sunny day, around 60 but a little windy. It was great to get outdoors.

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 3

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Mimi Gardenerd

1185-Acre Wetland Mitigation Area Nature Preserve, Weston, Florida 33327
Broward County, FL

Social Distancing Practiced

  • Julia Heliconian
  • White Peacock
  • Monarch
  • Queen

White Peacock

Monarch

Julia Heliconian

Queen

Kathy Beza Richardson

Colonial Parkway
James City County, VA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Eastern Comma

Common Buckeye

Antonia S Krueger

St Petersburg, FL
Pinellas County, FL

11am to noon

  • Orange-barred Sulphur 3
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Mark Adams

1.2 miles of Clark Road, Albemarle County
Albemarle County, VA

2:15 - 3:15 pm EDT. Partly cloudy, 78 deg F, wind 0-5 mph. First-of-season: swallowtails (Zebra, Eastern Tiger), Dreamy Duskywing, Sleepy Orange. First Falcate Orangetip females (2 of 8). Abundant Juvenal’s Duskywings.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 8
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Dreamy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 30

Ronda G Spink

Chinsigut Wildlife & Environmental Area-Big Pine Tract, Brooksville
Hernando County, FL

Start weather: Clear, 88°, 5mph wind
End weather: Clear, 92°, 7mph wind
Start time: 12:45pm
End time: 3:30pm

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 12
  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Southern Dogface 17
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 16
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 14
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 23
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 4

Randy Harrod

Ellington Agricultural Center
Davidson County, TN

area around wildflower garden
overcast 79 and windy

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Brian Ahern

Yard sightings, Brandon
Hillsborough County, FL

My first sighting of Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak for Hillsborough County, which just so happened to be in my own backyard!

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 8
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Whirlabout 1

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Walter Wallenstein

Private residence
Broward County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Atala 6
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 3
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 18
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 4
  • Monk Skipper 2

Fulvous Hairstreak

Atala

Polydamas Swallowtail

Julia Heliconian

Cassius Blue

Fulvous Hairstreak

Great Southern White

Red Admiral

Monarch

Ken Wilson

Escondido yard
San Diego County, CA

Mostly sunny, 67 degrees, and occasionally breezy.

  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Umber Skipper

Ron Smith

Yard butterflies
Pinellas County, FL

The Fulvous’ have been present 4 days running. Temps reached 90 this afternoon.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 4
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 3
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Fulvous Hairstreak

Checkered White

Cassius Blue

Fiery Skipper

Scott Anderson

Sleeping Turtles Preserve North
Sarasota County, FL

1130-230pm, 80-82 degrees, sunny, calm

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 9
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 122
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 85
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 6
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Dun Skipper 1

Tom Palmer

Ocala National Forest
Marion County, FL

Dry conditions; little pollen sources except some thistles. HWy 19 recently mowed.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 10
  • Zebra Swallowtail 22
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Kathy Beza Richardson

Louisa County High School
Louisa County, VA

cloudy, mid 60’s

  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Tom Palmer

Ocala National Forest
Marion County, FL

Mostly in Lake Delancy area. Very dry; few nectar sources besides some scattered thistle. SR 19 roadside recently mowed.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 10
  • Zebra Swallowtail 22
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Southern Cloudywing

Zebra Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

David Benvent

Foote's Pond, Morristown
Morris County, NJ

First butterfly of the year. Seen while birding

  • Cabbage White 1

Michael Diederich

19 Chappaqua Mountain Road Butterfly Garden, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Comma 1

Renee Davis

Stump Pond Road, Youngsville
Sullivan County, NY

Woohoo first of the season here in the Catskills!

  • Mourning Cloak 1