Recent sightings

Mike Troyan

Edgwood Oak Brush Plains Preserve
Suffolk County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Coral Hairstreak 2
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr abundant
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Southern Cloudywing 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Southern Cloudywing

Banded Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Edwards' Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Coral Hairstreak

John and Nancy Crosby

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

94 degrees, partially cloudy. Pipevine Swallowtail was a new butterfly at this location. We also saw one at Harris Neck NWR this Spring and it was a first there for us!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Sachem 1

Sachem

Long-tailed Skipper

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract
Anne Arundel County, MD

I am identifying the grass skipper in photo as Dion because when I viewed it in binoculars I got a good look below and saw two pale rays against a reddish brown hindwing color.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dion Skipper 1

Dion Skipper

Red Admiral

Little Wood-Satyr

Common Wood-Nymph

Glenn Koppel

State Game Lands 95, West Sunbury
Butler County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 1
  • Gray Comma 2
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Little Wood-Satyr

Gray Comma

Appalachian Brown

Renee Davis

Callicoon and Fremont Township
Sullivan County, NY

Today I took a ride around some roads that I haven’t traveled since the Breeding Bird Atlas of 2000. I was delighted to find a wet ditch with many Bronze Coppers. I counted 10 within a hundred feet. I can only imagine how many there would have been if I counted the whole road. I also found another one on another road that was unexpected.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 18
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Bronze Copper 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • White Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 9
  • European Skipper common
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 5

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Wood-Nymph

Meadow Fritillary

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Tom Palmer

Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge-Arbuckle Tract
Polk County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 14
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 52
  • Zebra Heliconian 24
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Queen 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Mostly sunny all day with high dew point. The same female Monarch flew around checking put the garden and areas of milkweed while I worked outdoors. It’s the same Monarch as it is obvious by the color and conditions of its wings are run down.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Ahmet Baytas

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

My first time at this park exploring trails and fields. Walked 11 miles…Lots of habitat, not many butterflies. But I got some great exercise.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr common
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Hoary Edge 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 7
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(18-638) w/R.Harrod.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 40
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 195
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 62
  • Cassius Blue 22
  • Ceraunus Blue 55
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 21
  • Phaon Crescent 35
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 47
  • White Checkered-Skipper 33
  • Southern Skipperling 6
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Obscure Skipper 114

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

White Checkered-Skipper

Little Metalmark

Steve Carbol

Avalon Trails at Village of Oriole PUD, Delray Beach
Palm Beach County, FL

90 - 95 degrees, winds SSE 10 MPH, 64% humidity, mostly sunny skies, ridiculously hot

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 23
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 13
  • White Peacock 12
  • Monarch 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Certified garden #2490, partly sunny and 88 degrees-heat index of 94, some breeze.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Monarch

Monarch

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Little Glassywing 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Monarch

Jay Watson

Backyard Rosecrans
Manitowoc County, WI

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Bill Lupardus

Skyline Terrace
Midland County, TX

  • Julia Heliconian 1

Julia Heliconian

Julia Heliconian

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

9 am to 4:15 pm. Hot and humid sunny morning followed by partly cloudy skies through an equally hot afternoon. Met by heavy thunderstorms as leaving the park. Regenerating areas that burned in the last year are holding the rare skippers. Many nectar sources: Pickerelweed, Barbara’s buttons, Florida False Sunflower, Carphephorus sp., Redroot, Blue Mistflower, Bidens alba, Pulchea spp., Milkwort, Spermacoce, Goldenrod, and Turkey Tangle. It’s looking to be a fantastic showing of Arogos Skipper again this season. EPerry & RWarner

  • Zebra Swallowtail 10
  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 19
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 74
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 47
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 25
  • White Peacock 4
  • Viceroy 6
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Georgia Satyr 7
  • Queen 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 76
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 21
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 56
  • Sachem 1
  • Arogos Skipper 34
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 4

Arogos Skipper

Confused Cloudywing

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Little Metalmark

Arogos Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Palmetto Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Queen

Dainty Sulphur

Southern Skipperling

Fiery Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

Started out 100% cloudy but ended up with a good day of butterflys. Saw a Banded Hairstreak and Zebra Swallowtail for the first time in the Gardens. Also saw a Common Sootywing that we don’t see very often.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 23
  • Orange Sulphur 30
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 188
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 17
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 25
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 47
  • Common Sootywing 1

Zebra Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Zebra Swallowtail

Monarch

Common Sootywing

Pearl Crescent

Banded Hairstreak

Red Admiral

Banded Hairstreak

Hackberry Emperor

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

Painted Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Andy Birkey

Carlos Avery Wildlife Refuge
Anoka County, MN

Spent the afternoon searching for Two-Spotted Skipper in area where a photo record exists from 2009 (the most recent sighting I know of for MN). No luck. But, saw a huge diversity of species so a good day nonetheless

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Bronze Copper 3
  • Acadian Hairstreak common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure common
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 50+
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Northern Crescent common
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 50+
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 2
  • White Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Eyed Brown 15
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Long Dash 25+
  • Northern Broken-Dash 5
  • Delaware Skipper common
  • Mulberry Wing common
  • Broad-winged Skipper common
  • Dion Skipper common
  • Black Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper common

Northern Broken-Dash

Dion Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

89 degrees Sunny and light breeze.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2

John Lampkin

Alderman's Ford Nature Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
9 - 11:30; 86-95
Abundant Maypop means super abundant Gulf Fritillaries. A dozen were feasting on dead armadillo beside at least two beetle and three fly species.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 15
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary superabundant
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 16
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Queen 4
  • Southern Skipperling 1

Gulf Fritillary

Scott Anderson

Sleeping Turtles Preserve North
Sarasota County, FL

1010am-1pm, 88-91 degrees, sunny, calm

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 11
  • Little Yellow 18
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 32
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 14
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • White Peacock 2
  • Queen 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 13
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 23
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Sachem 1