Recent sightings

Marcus Gray

Desert Botanical Garden
Maricopa County, AZ

MJV Meeting

  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Marine Blue 8
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 12
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 1

Queen

Monarch

Ceraunus Blue

Marcus Gray

Desert Botanical Garden
Maricopa County, AZ

MJV Meeting

  • Marine Blue 10
  • Queen 6
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Queen

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye 3

Mylitta Crescent

Nancy Crosby

Sea Way NE, Shellman Bluff, GA
McIntosh County, GA

Warmed to about 76 degrees & the butterflies were at their peak about noon. Much more diversity today. Some were enjoying neighbor’s fall blooming azeleas.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Gulf Fritillary

Long-tailed Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Sachem

Zarucco Duskywing

White Checkered-Skipper

Painted Lady

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Long-tailed Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Ceraunus Blue

Little Yellow

Barred Yellow

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sachem 1

Sachem

Andrew Block

Pelham Bay Park, Bronx,
Westchester County, NY

Seen flying in the traffic circle to Orchard Beach. Surprised it was still alive after the frost a couple days ago.

  • Cabbage White 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Beth Polvino

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

Digging out more cannas on a beautiful fall day - low 60’s, sunny with winds 5 MPH. First butterfly of the day, Common Buckeye, but the second one was a Sleepy Orange. That was very unexpected. This is the first Sleepy Orange seen here since 11/2 but the 7th sighting this year. I am hoping to have the correct senna for them next year to mate and lay eggs here. Also male and female Cloudless Sulphurs here and the male kept trying to mate. Most of my nectar is either snapdragons or little tiny yellow flowers in the grass. The male Sachem was also in a mating mood. Total of 10 species flying. 5 Common Buckeye, 3 Black Swallowtail and 1 Monarch caterpillars continue along with overwintering 6 Spicebush Swallowtail chrysalis.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Sachem

American Lady

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Cloudless Sulphur

Sleepy Orange

John and Nancy Crosby

Sea Way NE, Shellman Bluff, GA
McIntosh County, GA

First cold morning with low of 38 degrees. But as soon as the sun was up good the butterflies were flying! They are enjoying our neighbors azeleas that bloom Spring and Fall and our Passion Vine blooms, Gallarida and Zinnias.

  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Long-tailed Skipper 7

Mike Troyan

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Becker's White 5
  • Checkered White 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Wright's Metalmark 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Great Purple Hairstreak

Wright's Metalmark

Wright's Metalmark

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(21-289). Full sun, warm, with a slight breeze. Lantana bushes in bloom. Sleepy morning coming into bloom - soon to be a large hatch of Mallow Scrub-Hairstreaks.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 75
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 7
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 40
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Phaon Crescent 30
  • White Peacock 55
  • Monarch 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 22
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Monk Skipper 12
  • Obscure Skipper 9
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Mangrove Skipper

Dorantes Longtail

Long-tailed Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Monk Skipper

Obscure Skipper

Monarch

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Ceraunus Blue

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Barred Yellow

Mark and Holly Salvato

Bensten-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Cassius Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Theona Checkerspot 2
  • Bordered Patch
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Common Buckeye
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier 1
  • Brown Longtail
  • Coyote Cloudywing 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper
  • Eufala Skipper

Theona Checkerspot

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Theona Checkerspot

Mimosa Skipper

Coyote Cloudywing

Mark and Holly Salvato

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Cassius Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Phaon Crescent
  • White Peacock
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • Brown Longtail
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • 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
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper

Mimosa Skipper

Celia's Roadside-Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

McAllen Nature Center
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Cassius Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Phaon Crescent
  • American Lady 1
  • White Peacock
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • Brown Longtail
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Julia's Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Eufala Skipper

Julia's Skipper

Red-bordered Metalmark

Julia's Skipper

Julia's Skipper

Ron & Lori Smith

Brooker Creek Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(11-130). Walked out the Pinellas Trail a mile and a half and back. Cloudy skies the entire time. Found a new, northern-most Pinellas location for Three-spotted Skipper.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 26
  • White Peacock 28
  • Queen 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 52
  • Three-spotted Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Dorantes Longtail

Barred Yellow

Queen

Three-spotted Skipper

Three-spotted Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

recent frost killed most nectar sources

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Variegated Fritillary

Mark and Holly Salvato

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Tailed Orange
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Mexican Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 2
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Eufala Skipper

Western Pygmy-Blue

Turk's-cap White-Skipper

Elada Crescent

Common Mellana

White-striped Longtail

Common Mellana

American Snout

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Falcon State Park
Starr County, TX

90 degrees and sunny. The butterfly garden had butterflies but the rest of the park had almost no butterflies because of drought. The butterfly garden is watered. This Gray Hairstreak has lost his false head at the rear of the hindwing. We found 29 species.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 20
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 9
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 13
  • American Snout 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Elada Crescent 4
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen common
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 1
  • White-patched Skipper 9
  • Funereal Duskywing 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Sachem common
  • Eufala Skipper 3

Gray Hairstreak

Jeff Gesell

Gage Gardens in Marathon
Brewster County, TX

Sunny, breezy, 85 degrees

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Mimosa Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Painted Lady
  • West Coast Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • California Sister
  • Queen
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

36°-63° under mostly cloudy skies and light air movement. Catmint plant, Dandelion and very few other nectar sources available today.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Painted Lady