Recent sightings

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Alder Park, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

12:15-1:30PM, partly sunny, high 70’s.

Rabbitbrush, bindweed and asters continue to be the primary nectar sources.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Purplish Copper 2
  • Lilac-bordered Copper 3
  • Field Crescent 4
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 13

Monarch

Purplish Copper

Lilac-bordered Copper

Cabbage White

Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Mylitta Crescent

Field Crescent

Ryan Johnson

Varden Conservation Area
Wayne County, PA

Species encountered while walking some of the hiking trails. The total tally for Monarchs was a conservative count; this was the most abundant species and was glad of such a reality considering this species recent classification as endangered!
Weather: Sunny and 71 degrees Fahrenheit. Walking Distance= 1.5 miles. Joined by girlfriend Meghan Leuthe.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 15

Lucy Merrill-Hills

The Talbott Trail, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

I finally managed to get a few photos of the teeny tiny blue butterfly I’ve been seeing in New Castle all Summer; a Western Pygmy-blue, another new species for me.

Sunny, high 70’s, 12:20-1:30PM.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 2

Western Pygmy-Blue

Painted Lady

Monarch

Western Pygmy-Blue

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Saw first Melissa Blue for Fontenelle Forest. Also had 2 stray Marine Blue, which have been sighted a number of times recently. Perfect weather, little wind, sunny and temperature around 70.

  • Cabbage White 86
  • Orange Sulphur 181
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Melissa Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Painted Lady 22
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Common Checkered-Skipper

Marine Blue

Eastern Comma

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

Variegated Fritillary

Painted Lady

Marine Blue

Viceroy

Melissa Blue

Northern Pearly-eye

Andrew Block

192 Macy Rd., Briarcliff Manor,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Sachem common

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 24

Cloudless Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Sharon Solloway

121 Pinion Drive
Woodward County, OK

Two American Snouts have been in my gardens for two days—one with intact wings, one with tattered wings. I rarely see American Snouts.

  • American Snout 2

American Snout

American Snout

Lucy Merrill-Hills

The East Colorow Trail, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

Sunny, low to mid 70’s, 12:30-1:30PM

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 7
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5

Mylitta Crescent

Bart Jones

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park and Eagle Lake WMA
Shelby County, TN

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Viceroy
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Common Sootywing
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Least Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Little Glassywing
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper
  • Dun Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

The day was very slow to warm up, from a low of 42, and very windy with a high of 68 and a mostly sunny sky

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Sachem 11
  • Zabulon Skipper 8

American Lady

Orange Sulphur

Painted Lady

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Common Checkered-Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Walter Wallenstein

Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area
Osceola County, FL

In the field from 8:00am to 4:00pm. 100% sunshine & tons of butterflies! With S.Wallenstein, D.Vollmar, B.DeWitt, S.McCleod, & E. McCleod

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 74
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 21
  • Cloudless Sulphur 44
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 45
  • Gray Hairstreak 9
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 7
  • Ceraunus Blue 14
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Common Buckeye 23
  • White Peacock 17
  • Viceroy 7
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Georgia Satyr 18
  • Queen 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Confused Cloudywing 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Zarucco Duskywing 53
  • Swarthy Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Arogos Skipper 166
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Eufala Skipper 5
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Cloudless Sulphur

Carolina Satyr

Red-banded Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Little Yellow

Delaware Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Swarthy Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Confused Cloudywing

Long-tailed Skipper

Little Metalmark

Arogos Skipper

Common Buckeye

Viceroy

Lucy Merrill-Hills

The lower portion of the West Colorow Trail, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

Sunny, low 80’s, 2:30-3PM

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Juba Skipper

Mormon Metalmark

Mylitta Crescent

Mike Troyan

Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park
Monroe County, FL

very hot, many mosquitoes

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Florida White 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 10
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • Florida Purplewing 4
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Hammock Skipper 5

Florida Purplewing

Mangrove Skipper

Mangrove Buckeye

Hammock Skipper

Large Orange Sulphur

Hammock Skipper

Florida Purplewing

Cassius Blue

Lucy Merrill-Hills

My yard and a small portion of Alder Park
Garfield County, CO

The main nectar sources today were asters and rabbitbrush, a shrub which lines almost every path in my neighborhood. 11:50-12:50, partly sunny, high 70’s.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Field Crescent 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Juba Skipper 2

Field Crescent

Cabbage White

Juba Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Peck's Skipper

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Denis C. Quinn

Dix WMA at the end of NJ 601 and the end of Farm Lane off of Seabreeze Road
Cumberland County, NJ

I had two pickups, one each in Carneys Point and Pennsville before stopping here, well out of my way and not on my assignment so I rushed a quick observation here.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 18
  • Sleepy Orange 17
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 5

Jim Wilkinson

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
Queen Anne's County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2

Monarch

Cloudless Sulphur

Sharon Adams

Sedum garden in my yard, North Branch
Chisago County, MN

  • Purplish Copper 1

Purplish Copper

Linda Cooper

Triple N Ranch WMA
Osceola County, FL

9 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Weather: 79°-82°, winds light, partly cloudy. Surveyed about 1/2 mile looking for Arogos Skippers only. Not a lot of wildflowers yet. LCooper, SClendenin, SFarnsworth, CGibson, GHill, JLampkin, EPerry, NPrine.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 13
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 2
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Confused Cloudywing 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Arogos Skipper 24
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Clouded Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

White Peacock

Zebra Swallowtail