Recent sightings

Jack McDonough

Mt. Lemmon
Pima County, AZ

9-12pm
The Arizona Powdered-Skipper is on Hartweg’s Climbing Milkweed

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 12
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Mexican Yellow 5
  • Tailed Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Marine Blue 200
  • Reakirt's Blue 6
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Acmon Blue 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Theona Checkerspot 1
  • Tiny Checkerspot 5
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Texan Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 15
  • California Sister 2
  • Nabokov's Satyr 2
  • Queen 2
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 5

Arizona Powdered-Skipper

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

Checkered White was a summer brood female, which nectared on Italian thistle and yellow
yarrow. This is the first Checkered White ever
in my yard. Tiny, orangish eggs appeared on the underside of leaves on the smaller of two black mustard plants.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Common Buckeye 1Ch

John and Nancy Crosby

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

John found a White M Hairstreak with abnormal wings in our yard early this morning! It was 75 degrees & sunny.

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2

Great Southern White

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Oak Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Whirlabout

Monarch

Horace's Duskywing

American Lady

White M Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

Jack McDonough

Oracle
Pinal County, AZ

Around 5:30-6pm

  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Ilavia Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Leda Ministreak 12
  • Marine Blue 500
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 5

Leda Ministreak

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Lots of sun! 57-79 degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail X
  • Little Yellow X
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue X
  • Pearl Crescent X
  • Least Skipper X
  • Fiery Skipper X

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA
Dougherty County, GA

Primary purpose was to do another Monarch survey and to look for wild milkweed. Drove/walked about 12 miles on gravel roads without retracing my path. Most of the Monarchs were on the more eastern side of the WMA. The counts are pretty close.

I think this was the FOY Gulf Fritillary here and I saw only one. There will be many more of this attractive species.

1215-1600, 83-88F, Wind W 7-11MPH, Cloud Cover 19-28%

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 13
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 27
  • Queen 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Fiery Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Little Glassywing

Fiery Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Sunnyvale residence
Santa Clara County, CA

Northern White-Skipper is an occasional visitor in my backyard. Third time this year, finally got a photo.

  • Northern White-Skipper 1

Northern White-Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Beautiful day, 70 degrees. Gorgon Copper is first of year for me.

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 6
  • Checkered White 10
  • Mustard White 4
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Tailed Copper 1
  • Gorgon Copper 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 24
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 10
  • Northern Checkerspot 14
  • Mylitta Crescent 16
  • Variable Checkerspot 34
  • Common Buckeye 21
  • Lorquin's Admiral 24
  • California Sister 6
  • Common Ringlet 20
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Rural Skipper 17
  • Umber Skipper 9

Rural Skipper

Brown Elfin

Propertius Duskywing

Spring Azure

Lorquin's Admiral

Tailed Copper

Mylitta Crescent

California Sister

Gorgon Copper

Gorgon Copper

Brian Ahern

Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park
Polk County, FL

0830-1100, hiked about 3 miles along sugar sand trails through oak scrub and scattered small sand-bottomed lakes. mainly looking for dragonflies, hardly any nectar sources

  • Zebra Swallowtail 10
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Oak Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Lawrence Brown

Forest Beach Migratory Preserve & Surrounding Areas
Ozaukee County, WI

65 and partly sunny.

  • Cabbage White X
  • American Lady abundant
  • Painted Lady 1

Lawrence Brown

Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County, WI

66-73. Partly Sunny.

  • Black Swallowtail X
  • Cabbage White X
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady X
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch X
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Trail to Clearing (7550 ft)
Salt Lake County, UT

Trail is clear with some small patches of snow until the clearing (7550ft) where it’s still snow covered and my turn around spot for today.

  • Spring Azure
  • Satyr Comma
  • Green Comma
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 1

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Sun in am, afternoon rain changing to partly cloudy. Temps 59-86. It was AWESOME to discover 20 hatched white eggs, approx pinhead size. Should also see eggs from Eastern Tail-Blue soon!

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 16
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia area
Howard County, MD

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Clifford Hence

John Heinz NWR at Tinicum
Philadelphia County, PA

Getting off to a slow start to the butterfly season in Philly this year. The weather has not been the best for butterflies with cool temps, rain, and high winds on several days of the last three weekends. Forecast looks to be cool and rainy for the rest of the month. Hopefully we will see some improvement soon.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Ken Wilson

Escondido backyard
San Diego County, CA

Sighting for the 1st half of May. Activity remains slow and is running late for many species. Plenty of nectar source available. Of note, despite having host plant for Marine Blue, none seen in my yard so far this year.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Monarch
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Umber Skipper

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Partly cloudy, light breeze, 80 degrees. Hike in the park with the kiddos…unfortunately no time to grab any photos today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3

Lawrence Brown

Kettle Moraine Southern Unit
Jefferson County, WI

Sunny and 87.

  • Black Swallowtail X
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail X
  • Cabbage White X
  • Clouded Sulphur X
  • Spring Azure X
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady X
  • Painted Lady X
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch X
  • Juvenal's Duskywing X

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Portions of the East and West Colorow Trails, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

I walked these trails from 10:00AM-noon on this beautiful sunny day with temps in the low 70’s.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Field Crescent 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Juba Skipper 5

Juba Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Mylitta Crescent

Painted Lady

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Rd to Trailhead
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Anise Swallowtail 5+
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Sara Orangetip 10+
  • Spring Azure
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Dreamy Duskywing
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing
  • Juba Skipper 1