Recent sightings

Jeanette Klodzen

near 18th E and Hollywood Ave, Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 28
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 7
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Cloudless Sulphur

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Pearl Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Ocola Skipper

Bart Jones

Eagle Lake WMA
Shelby County, TN

High temps in upper 80s. Common Checkered-Skippers were by far the most abundant species.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • American Snout
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Common Buckeye
  • Viceroy
  • Goatweed Leafwing
  • Monarch
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper abundant
  • Common Sootywing
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

John Lampkin

Triple Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Marc Minno, Rob Epstein, and 3 participants in the Florida Birding and Nature Festival: S Kuroda, K Karoda and B Watson. 1:45-4:10; 90’s with clouds and light rain at times. Pics show a Long-tailed Skipper laying eggs, Giant Swallowtail caterpillar with exuvia and courting Tropical Checkered-Skippers.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 11
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Queen 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Dorantes Longtail 7
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Whirlabout 15
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Long-tailed Skipper laying eggs

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Sunshine 78 degrees. Beautiful day with many Painted Ladies migrating through along with a couple American Ladies, Cloudless Sulphur, and a Buckeye.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Common Buckeye

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Observed in backyard from 10-2
Much cooler- mid 70’s Low humidity

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Gulf Fritillary

Long-tailed Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Clouded Skipper

Daniel Jones

Progreso Lakes yard
Hidalgo County, TX

45 species is a new one day high for our yard.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Giant White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Mimosa Yellow 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Rounded Metalmark 2
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 4
  • Red-bordered Pixie 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • White Peacock 7
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 25
  • Soldier 2
  • Brown Longtail 5
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 6
  • White-patched Skipper 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Laviana White-Skipper 6
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 2
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 15
  • Southern Skipperling 6
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 5
  • Olive-clouded Skipper 1

Giant White

Giant Swallowtail

Red-bordered Metalmark

Double-dotted Skipper

Carolina Satyr

White-patched Skipper

Mary Lynn Delfino

Springfield Bog Metro Park
Summit County, OH

Abundant sunshine. 73 degrees with a slight southerly breeze.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Painted Lady

Eastern Comma

Common Buckeye

Common Checkered-Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Bronze Copper

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Nice day, about 70 degrees, but 8 miles of hiking yielded only 4 butterflies total.

  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • California Sister 2

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

very smoky

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Mostly cloudy all day…mid 70’s

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Little Yellow

Cassius Blue

Jennifer Cole

in my yard, around 4pm
Gwinnett County, GA

Tithonia has butterflies abound! Planted the flower late in the season but what an spectacular display and attraction to this flower, covered in butterflies!
A lovely evening, sunny, high 70’s.

  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2

Long-tailed Skipper

Painted Lady

Gulf Fritillary

Monarch

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Sachem

Mary Lynn Delfino

Silver Creek Metro Park - Chippewa Trail
Summit County, OH

70 degrees. Partly sunny with winds SSW at 7mph.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Curtis A. Lehman

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Pocahontas County, WV

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Sachem 4

Daniel Winterhalter

103rd Place & Pecos, Northglenn
Adams County, CO

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Brett Badeaux

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
San Bernardino County, CA

Full sun, 80F, Scalebroom top nectar.

  • Becker's White 12+
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 8
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Wright's Metalmark 4
  • Mormon Metalmark 20+
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Lorquin's Admiral 6
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Northern White-Skipper 20+
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 2

Mormon Metalmark

Great Purple Hairstreak

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Wright's Metalmark

Becker's White

Sandhill Skipper

Mark Salvato

Navy Wells Pineland Preserve, Homestead
Miami-Dade County, FL

With Shawn Christopherson and Dave Bender.

  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Queen 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 3

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE
Sarpy County, NE

Start out cloudy and 53 degrees. by the end it was 66 degrees and sunny. The exciting observation was a new butterfly, a Bordered Patch. Probable blew up from Kansas

  • Cabbage White 33
  • Orange Sulphur 25
  • Reakirt's Blue 6
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 616
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Bordered Patch

Bordered Patch

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

Brett Badeaux

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Mostly sunny, very dry but still some goodies

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 4
  • Acmon Blue 4
  • Wright's Metalmark 7
  • Palmer's Metalmark 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 4
  • Painted Lady 25+
  • West Coast Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Queen 4
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Northern White-Skipper 6
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Juba Skipper 2
  • California Giant-Skipper common

California Giant-Skipper

Wright's Metalmark

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Andrew Block

167 Old Army Rd., Scarsdale,
Westchester County, NY

Fresh one.

  • Painted Lady 1

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

This morning it got down to 36 degrees so didn’t know how many butterflies I would see when I went out at 12:30. It had warmed up to 56 degrees. Very few wildflowers blooming.

  • Cabbage White 28
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Painted Lady 10
  • Common Buckeye 2

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Cabbage White

Common Buckeye

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

There were Monarch’s coming through all day today. Almost to late to get photos (due to darkness) I found 5-6 small roosts of Monarchs in my Cherry tree in the yard just now. One roost had over 50 butterflies in it.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • American Lady common
  • Painted Lady common
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Monarch abundant
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Monarch

Mary Lynn Delfino

Munroe Falls Metro Park - Tallmadge Meadow
Summit County, OH

Mid-to-late afternoon stroll around the Meadow Trail. 76 degrees, NE 4. Increasing clouds.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 1

Mary Lynn Delfino

Springfield Bog Metro Park
Summit County, OH

Mid 70s, sunny skies, light winds out of the NE. Park loop plus a loop around the pond.

  • Cabbage White 13
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

Very worn, could barely fly.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Ahmet Baytas

Avis Campbell Gardens, Montclair
Essex County, NJ

3-4 pm.
Very large numbers of Monarchs migrating through the town all day long.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Painted Lady 17
  • Monarch 5
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 8

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

10:15 AM to 01:15 PM; partially sunny skies; light breeze from NNW with 4-9 mph gusts; air temperatures ranged from 68-74 F; with Della Wells.

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Monarch 1

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair
Essex County, NJ

From the roof of a building in downtown Montclair. Dozens of Monarchs migrating (over 100 counted during 11 am -1 pm), many quite high. Monarch numbers have been great (the best in at least 4-5 years) during the past several weeks in Montclair gardens and over town. Also good flights of cormorants and hawks, and a few Painted Ladies.

  • Monarch 100+

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Heavy rain all morning
Very surprised to find a Cassius Blue on my stroll outside after the rain

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Cassius Blue

Cassius Blue

Tom Palmer

SR 471 corridor
Polk County, FL

Area was in eye of Hurricane Irma. About half number of species and individuals as noted in survey in late September last year.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Barred Yellow 9
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 9
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 25
  • Viceroy 8
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 3

David Levy

Berkeley
Alameda County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 1

Anise Swallowtail

Robert Bell

Alabaster bike trail
Iosco County, MI

Sunny. Warm.
Wild Indigo Duskywings have reached northern lower Michigan.

  • Clouded Sulphur 25
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

Numbers of Monarchs and Fiery Skippers went up after passage of the remnants of tropical storm Nate overnight.

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Monarch 24
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Sachem 8

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Cloudless Sulphur

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1, on Mason/Dixon--MD/PA-19362
Chester County, PA

A mostly, on and off again, very light rain day with a few bright periods in between that brought out some butterflies. Temperature was 71°/77°

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15

Fiery Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Rick Cheicante

Croatan NF (Flanners Beach)
Craven County, NC

Sunny, mid-80’s.
9:30 am - 10:30 am.
with Teri.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Great Purple Hairstreak

Andrew Block

167 Old Army Rd., Scarsdale,
Westchester County, NY

  • Monarch 8+

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Annual ‘Bullied by Skippers’ field trip. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Weather: 79-91 degrees, mostly clear to partly cloudy, winds 6-10 mph. Nectar sources: liatris, carphephorus, Bidens alba, spermacoce, duck potato, thistle, mistflower, rayless sunflower, FL elephant’s foot. Participants: LCooper, REpstein, SFarnsworth, DRhodes, LRhodes.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 35
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 40
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20
  • Little Yellow 36
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • White Peacock 12
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 37
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 11
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Meske's Skipper 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 12
  • Whirlabout 16
  • Southern Broken-Dash 47
  • Arogos Skipper 3
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Palmetto Skipper 10
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 3
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 13
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 7
  • Ocola Skipper 10

Dusted Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Dusted Skipper

Monk Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Monarch

Dusted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Sachem

Marcie Daniels

Roxbury Park
Charleston County, SC

Observed in park for 2 hrs Very hot humid conditions

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gulf Fritillary +s
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Carolina Satyr +a
  • Long-tailed Skipper +s
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper +a
  • Ocola Skipper +a

Common Buckeye

Gulf Fritillary

Cloudless Sulphur

Palamedes Swallowtail

Long-tailed Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Ocola Skipper

Carolina Satyr

Daniel Jones

Progreso Lakes yard
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Florida White 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Yellow Angled-Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 4
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • White Peacock 6
  • Queen 5
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 2
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 10
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Common Mellana 3
  • Olive-clouded Skipper 1

Florida White

Giant White

Yellow Angled-Sulphur

Yellow Angled-Sulphur

Yellow Angled-Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Tailed Orange

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny low humidity as well as low winds.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Craig Marks

Sabine NWR, Blue Goose and West Cove areas
Cameron Parish, LA

If anyone decides to go looking for Bay Skippers at this location, be prepared to wear protective clothing, including a head net. The deer flies are brutal right now.

  • Little Yellow 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 14
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 23
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper abundant
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Aaron's Skipper 9
  • Bay Skipper 13
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 12
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Bart Jones

Everett Jones Lane, Parsons
Decatur County, TN

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Ocola Skipper

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Major nectar sources: Bidens alba, Carphephorus spp., Liatris spp., Pine Lily, Tall Elephant’s Foot, Pickerel weed, Rayless Sunflower. Weather stayed clear, sunny and hot all of survey time, 9:30 a to 4:15 p. EPerry, RWarner, SWu (visiting from Taiwan).

  • Zebra Swallowtail 14
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail abundant
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Pearl Crescent 21
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Meske's Skipper 27
  • Tawny-edged Skipper abundant
  • Whirlabout 15
  • Southern Broken-Dash abundant
  • Sachem 1
  • Arogos Skipper 4
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 4
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 9

Horace's Duskywing

Meske's Skipper

Common Buckeye

Arogos Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Little Metalmark

Whirlabout

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Long-tailed Skipper

Little Yellow

Whirlabout

Fiery Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Meske's Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Tawny-edged Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Fiery Skipper

Alan R Mennig

White Horse Village Retirement Community - Harvesters Garden
Delaware County, PA

I placed Monarch Watch tags#XBL059 thru XBL064 on the monarchs ( 2 females, 4 males. I hope someone sees one of them.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Monarch 6

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1, on Mason/Dixon--MD/PA-19362
Chester County, PA

Low 61°/high of 81°, changeable skies, windy, with rain due tonight.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 21

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

‘Death by Skipper’ annual field trip. 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Weather: 82 - 95 degrees, partly cloudy, winds 6-10 mph. Prairie very wet & few wildflowers in bloom but beautiful fall grasses. Nectar sources: Carphephorus, Liatris, Pickerelweed, Pine Lily. Painted Lady is rarely seen here but this is a good year for them all over the U.S. LCooper, SFarnsworth, NPrine.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 16
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Georgia Satyr 4
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Meske's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 6
  • Palmetto Skipper 4
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 8

Dusted Skipper

Painted Lady

Palmetto Skipper

Sachem

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

The Northern Pearly-eye showed up at 12:57 a.m. under a Mercury Vapor Light used for mothing. It is the latest date for this butterfly in Pennsylvania so far.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Painted Lady
  • Northern Pearly-eye
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Ocola Skipper

Painted Lady

Ocola Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Northern Pearly-eye

Jeanette Klodzen

White Rock Trail (Antelope Island)
Davis County, UT

  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3

Andrew Block

Stormville Airport, Stormville,
Dutchess County, NY

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 4

Tom Palmer

Marion Creek
Polk County, FL

Post-Irma survey 12-4 p.m. Some expected species not found.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Barred Yellow 10
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 16
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Ocola Skipper 9

Jim Wilkinson

Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract
Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 8
  • Dun Skipper 1

Dun Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Sleepy Orange

Common Buckeye

American Lady

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

very hot and humid conditions today
observed 30 min in am and 15 min afternoon…backyard

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2

Red-spotted Purple

Cloudless Sulphur

Palamedes Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary

Long-tailed Skipper

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Monarch 13+

Rick Cheicante

Carolina Sandhills NWR
Chesterfield County, SC

Sunny, mid-80’s.
10:30 am - 3:00 pm.
with Teri.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 15
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 7

Steven Glynn

Private commercial nursery growing field near Millville
Cumberland County, NJ

Area has held a Checkered White colony for the past five years. A final check, after a major section of the area was cleared and graded, found Checkered Whites still flyng and a female ovipositing. Happy to think the colony will persist into 2018.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 19
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady common
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 7

Checkered White

Checkered White

Variegated Fritillary

Steven Glynn

Private property near Salem City
Salem County, NJ

Made a final search on this private property and found a good number of fresh looking Bronze Coppers. This final brood is the highest concentration on the site since spring.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Bronze Copper 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 3

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Viceroy

Denis C. Quinn

2 miles south of Kirkwood, PA 17536
Lancaster County, PA

Mostly grazed over pasture, cattle gone today, as well as nectar sources.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 14
  • Meadow Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1, on Mason/Dixon--MD/PA-19362
Chester County, PA

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Sachem 16

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

Highest number of species & #39th species for this butterfly garden for 2017 - Common Checkered-Skipper. Last seen here in 2015. Ocola Skippers continue. Numbers of butterflies decreasing. Monarch tagging being done in the yard by the Cape May Monarch Monitoring Project. More Painted Ladies than American Ladies with good numbers still.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady common
  • Painted Lady common
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 29
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Common Checkered-Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Bill Berthet

Julington-Durbin-Preserve
Duval County, FL

Partly cloudy to sunny Winds 5-10 mid 80’s. Nor Eastern passed through yesterday rain with winds up to 40 mph.
Discovered Monk Skipper, checked BAMONA, new record for Duval Co.Fl. 80% nectaring on Summer Farewell (Dalia pinnata) 20% nectaring on Florida Paintbrush (Carphephorus corymbosus) Numerous Common Buckeye caterpillars feeding on Agalinis fasciculata

Trail going to Durbin Creek is flooded.

  • Black Swallowtail `1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 12
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 25
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Painted Lady 152
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 97
  • Monarch 19
  • Long-tailed Skipper 120
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Monarch

Monk Skipper

Monk Skipper

Great Purple Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Andrew Block

corner of McLean & DeVoe Aves., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

167 Old Army Rd., Scarsdale,
Westchester County, NY

  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 2

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

80 partly sunny

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem common

Michael Drake

Springfield Township Middle School Butterfly Garden
Montgomery County, PA

80, partly sunny

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 17
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 4

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch

Rick Cheicante

Sandhills Game Lands
Richmond County, NC

Sunny, mid-80’s.
3:30 am - 5:30 pm.
with Teri.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 12
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 9
  • Monarch 5
  • Clouded Skipper 12
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Southern Pearly-eye

Rick Cheicante

Weymouth Woods
Moore County, NC

Sunny, mid-80’s.
11:30 am - 3:00 pm.
with Teri.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Meske's Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Eufala Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Whirlabout

Meske's Skipper

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

10:00 AM to 12:45 PM; mostly sunny skies initially but with increasing cloud cover throughout the day; slight breeze, 3-6 mph gusts; air temperatures ranged from 68-75 F; with Della Wells.

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 4

David H. Bartholomew

Suisun Marsh
Solano County, CA

With John Heyse, enjoyed a location new to me. A lush growth of Asters, Goldenrod and Gum Flower are the main butterfly attractants.

  • Anise Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 36
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Purplish Copper 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 32
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Sandhill Skipper 16

Western Pygmy-Blue

Common Checkered-Skipper

Purplish Copper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail

Jeanette Klodzen

Silver Lake (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny, high 40s
Elevation 8700 ft

  • Painted Lady 1

Jeanette Klodzen

around 18thE and Hollywood Ave (Salt Lake City)
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Painted Lady 1

Brett Badeaux

Laguna Mountains near Kwaaymii point and Garnet Peak
San Diego County, CA

Fine sunny weather

  • Pale Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 12+
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 5
  • Mormon Metalmark common
  • Mylitta Crescent 12+
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady common
  • California Sister 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Northern White-Skipper 15+
  • Juba Skipper common
  • Woodland Skipper 20+

Pale Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Juba Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Mylitta Crescent

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Painted Lady 15
  • Monarch 8
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 12

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

JoAnna N Clayton

Sawgrass Lake Park
Pinellas County, FL

high winds , more common skippers scant.

  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20+
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 10
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • White Peacock 30+
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Monk Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Brazilian Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny, 73 degrees low humidity. This black swallowtail had been in its chrysalis more than 3 weeks! The lata bloomer was in the butterfly certified #2490 garden, allowing me to take this prior to flying away.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Black Swallowtail

Christopher Williams

Stahls Natural Area
Somerset County, NJ

  • Ocola Skipper 1

Paula Williams

Stahl's Nature Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 5

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Brett Badeaux

Thomas Mountain Road, San Jacinto Mountains
Riverside County, CA

1 unidentified Duskywing

  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 6
  • Mormon Metalmark common
  • California Tortoiseshell 4
  • Painted Lady 12+
  • Monarch 1
  • Northern White-Skipper 4
  • Juba Skipper 4
  • Woodland Skipper common

Juba Skipper

Northern White-Skipper

Orange Sulphur

California Tortoiseshell

Andrew Block

167 Old Army Rd., Scarsdale,
Westchester County, NY

  • Monarch 4

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE
Douglas County, NE

Did my weekly butterfly count at Lauritzen Gardens today. It was 63 degrees, cloudy most of the day with a wind of 8.1 mph. Still had a great day butterflying seeing 2175 butterflies. Painted Ladies are still in huge abundance.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 155
  • Orange Sulphur 116
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 20
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 27
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Painted Lady 1804
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 14
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 1

Painted Lady

Sachem

Sachem

Gray Hairstreak

Reakirt's Blue

Painted Lady

Reakirt's Blue

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

Both Lady species, Monarch’s, Common Buckeye’s, and Sachems are sill common to abundant in my yard. Sunny today mid 70’s with little wind. About 70 Black Swallowtail cats or chrysalis here. Several Monarch cats also seen.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady common
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch abundant
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem abundant
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Ocola Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Andrew Block

Allen Meadows Park, Wilton,
Fairfield County, CT

The Monarchs were steadily moving south.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5+
  • Painted Lady common
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Brian Lloyd

Snipe Island Unit, Big Bend WMA
Taylor County, FL

Very brief view of a single Cassius Blue, not in the freshest of conditions

  • Cassius Blue 1

Cassius Blue

Cassius Blue

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

11 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Weather: intermittent rain all day and cloudy when not raining; 78 to 82 degrees, winds 16 - 26. Nectar sources: Bidens alba, carphephorus, liatris, elephant’s foot, pickerelweed, spermacoce, Phasey bean. Fall wildflowers are just coming into bloom. Scouting for upcoming field trip. Area very wet but roads passable. Linda Cooper

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 13
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • White Peacock 6
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 12
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Meske's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Arogos Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 10

Palmetto Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Sunny and mid 60’s this morning…new sighting in my yard…White M. Hairstreak…9:05 am

  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2

White M Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

Painted Lady

Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1, on Mason/Dixon--MD/PA-19362
Chester County, PA

I only recently (3years ago) started growing Verbena bonariensis here at home and it has become one of the top draws for me, especially easy to grow and reseeds itself too.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 28
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 18
  • Sachem 16
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Daniel Jones

Progreso Lakes Yard
Hidalgo County, TX

09:30 to 15:30

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Large Orange Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • White Peacock 5
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Queen 2
  • Soldier 1
  • Gold-spotted Aguna 1
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 4
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Laviana White-Skipper 4
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 12
  • Double-dotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Olive-clouded Skipper 2

Gold-spotted Aguna

Gold-spotted Aguna

Olive-clouded Skipper

Double-dotted Skipper

Mimosa Yellow

Cassius Blue

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 7

Michael Drake

Springfield Township Middle School Butterfly Garden
Montgomery County, PA

72, sunny, light breeze. All butterflys nectaring on Buddleia

  • Painted Lady 15
  • Monarch 5

Andrew Block

Twin Lakes C.P., Eastchester,
Westchester County, NY

  • Common Buckeye 1

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1, on Mason/Dixon--MD/PA-19362
Chester County, PA

More Fiery Skippers than ever here nectaring on a wide variety; Aster, Goldenrod, Lantana and Verbena bonariensis.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 48
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 22
  • Sachem 18
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Julie Appleget

Tide Swamp Unit Big Bend WMA
Taylor County, FL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 18
  • Cloudless Sulphur 14
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 13
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • White Peacock 9
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen SA
  • Long-tailed Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Clouded Skipper abundant
  • Southern Broken-Dash abundant
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Byssus Skipper 3
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper common

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Sunnyvale, my backyard
Santa Clara County, CA

Monarch repeatedly visited my Buddlaeia bush for over an hour (I assume it was just one, returning time and again).

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1`
  • Fiery Skipper 6

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Andrew Block

167 Old Army Rd., Scarsdale,
Westchester County, NY

One was fresh the other very worn.

  • Painted Lady 2

Michael Drake

Dixon Meadow Preserve
Montgomery County, PA

72 sunny.
Masses of Frost Aster attracting many sulphurs

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Sachem 4