Recent sightings

Jeanette Klodzen

Lamb's Canyon Road to Trailhead
Salt Lake County, UT

mid-60s - sunny for at the start but then mostly cloudy

I’ve looked for butterflies in Lamb’s Canyon for 6 years, this is my first Two-banded Skipper.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Sara Orangetip 5
  • Western Tailed-Blue common
  • Spring Azure
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing common
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Jordanelle Reservoir Wetlands
Wasatch County, UT

From the south lot - walked loop and maybe 1/4 mile towards the dam

sunny, 60s

  • Cabbage White
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing

Bob Danley

Maclay Flat Nature Trail (USFS, Missoula)
Missoula County, MT

Walked .75 mile of trail from 11am - 12:30pm. Conditions: ~66F, PC, 5 mph wind, trail flooded/moist in places (Bitterroot River back flooding). Lithophragma, Cranesbill, Mustard sp. main nectar sources. Five Blues unidentified. Arrowhead Blue and Common Alpine first of year.

  • Large Marble 3
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Arrowhead Blue 1
  • Silvery Blue 7
  • Common Alpine 1

Large Marble

Silvery Blue, Arrowhead Blue

Amelia Grimm

Dagney Johnson State Botanical SP, Port Bougainville
Monroe County, FL

With Leigj Williams. 12:30pm - 1:30pm.

  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Julia Heliconian 2

Edward Perry IV

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

Surveyed entrance road and Powerline Road north before rains set in for the day. Mostly cloudy and working up to rain. Survey time from 8:30a to 11:40a. Major nectar sources: Nuttall’s thistle, colic root, Bidens alba. EPerry & RWarner

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 28
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 13
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Queen 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 9
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 9
  • Twin-spot Skipper 9

Andrew Block

Dogtown Commons, Gloucester,
Essex County, MA

  • Spring Azure 2

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and 71 degrees, light breeze.First monarch in the area.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Survey started at 9 am and ended at 3:30 pm. It was mostly sunny, warm, and humid. We first did Cemetery Road, then entrance road to the loop. The shorter loop was then surveyed using crossroad which connects east and west loop. Major nectar sources were purple and Nuttall’s thistle, colic root, daisy fleabane, and Bidens alba. A new flower for me was Osceola’s plume or Zigadenus densus. We did see some butterflies utilizing it as a nectar source. Though we have probably seen as many dusted skippers in the month of May in the past, this was the first time we documented them.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 20
  • Black Swallowtail 14
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 11
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 13
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • White Peacock 2
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 8
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 13
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 14
  • Whirlabout 24
  • Southern Broken-Dash 10
  • Arogos Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 47
  • Palmetto Skipper 23
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 9
  • Dusted Skipper 173
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Palmetto Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Palmetto Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Phaon Crescent

Gray Hairstreak

Monarch

Dusted Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Zebra Swallowtail

Delaware Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline Park, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

62F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 14
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 5
  • Common Ringlet 7

Variable Checkerspot

Cabbage White

John J. Collins

Walpack Valley IPA - Blewett Tract and Flatbrookville-Roy WMA
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless walks. Photo of odd-colored Eastern Comma below.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park
Contra Costa County, CA

69F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Northern Checkerspot 5
  • Variable Checkerspot 3
  • Lorquin's Admiral 5
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Umber Skipper 3

Northern Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Umber Skipper 2

Kathy Beza Richardson

Louisa County High School, Mineral
Louisa County, VA

  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1

Red-spotted Purple

Carolina Satyr

John J. Collins

South Branch Wildlife Management Area
Hunterdon County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Robert Bell

Huron National Forest -- Forest Rd. 4511
Iosco County, MI

1:30 to 4:00PM
Sunny 79 degrees
Unidentified were 11 Elfin species and 13 Duskywing species. Moth species included 30+ Black banded Orange Moth and 4 Bluish Spring Moths.

  • Brown Elfin 83
  • Hoary Elfin 13
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 4
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Jeanette Klodzen

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

Elevation: 8760
Sunny, lower 60s 4:30-5:00pm

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Andrew Block

Henry St., Scarsdale,
Westchester County, NY

just past the school going towards Old Army Rd.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Jill Gorman

Capitol Reef National Park, Lower Pleasant Creek Trail
Wayne County, UT

This trail followed a small stream through a dry, sandy desert. We were surprised to see hundreds of butterflies, including 6 Variegated Fritillaries laying eggs on Broom Flax (Linum aristatum) and Field Crescents coupling. We saw no other butterflies during other hikes in the park, but this trail was full of them! We also saw thousands of milkweeds (Showy and Utah), so I would imagine that Monarchs will be there soon!

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Melissa Blue 100
  • Variegated Fritillary 12
  • Field Crescent 30
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8

Variegated Fritillary

Melissa Blue

Variegated Fritillary

Field Crescent

Field Crescent

Field Crescent

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Melissa Blue

Melissa Blue

Melissa Blue

Andy Birkey

Mound Prairie Scientific and Natural Area
Houston County, MN

Gorgone Checkerspot is a first for me.

  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 1

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot