Recent sightings

Darrell Davis

yard at Walkersville, MD
Frederick County, MD

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Giant Swallowtail

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Curtis A. Lehman

Keystone State Park
Westmoreland County, PA

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Question Mark 4
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

White M Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

Crossline Skipper

Crossline Skipper

Eastern Comma

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Question Mark

Viceroy

David H. Bartholomew

Mount Hamilton
Santa Clara County, CA

With David Rawlinson, John Hibbard, and Nancy Asquith. We were looking for fritillaries, woodnymphs, and Columbia Skippers which this time of year visit the Rabbitbrush at the summit of Mt. Hamilton. It appears that we were a bit early, the rabbitbrush was not yet in full bloom. There were no fritillaries or woodnymphs, but there were Columbia Skippers to be found among the predominant Woodland Skippers.

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Columbian Skipper 2
  • Woodland Skipper common

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

At long last the park finally opened after the passing of Hurricane Irma 7 days ago, though only the east end and middle key were actually open, the north end was still closed. Several of the leps were pretty battered-looking. Nice surprises were a Painted Lady, my first-for-fall Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak in the park and my 2nd-ever-for-the-park Spicebush Swallowtail.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Statira Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 24
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 22
  • Cassius Blue 12
  • Ceraunus Blue 32
  • Gulf Fritillary 24
  • Phaon Crescent 26
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 31
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 14
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Monk Skipper 4
  • Obscure Skipper 21
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Painted Lady

Monarch

Queen

Cassius Blue

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Obscure Skipper

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Monk Skipper

Statira Sulphur

Spicebush Swallowtail

John Christensen

Draper-Houston Meadow Preserve
Washtenaw County, MI

Temperature in the mid 80s. Sachem and Snouts were nice surprises.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 20+
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 20+
  • American Snout 2
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1

Sachem

Painted Lady

Jennifer Cole

backyard
Gwinnett County, GA

great butterfly watching evening. 6pm, 85 degrees.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Gulf Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Light breeze, 4-9 mph; air temperatures ranged from 72-75 F; with Della Wells.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Roaring Run Recreation Area
Armstrong County, PA

  • Cabbage White 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 9

Northern Pearly-eye

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

slow day compared to the beginning of last week
Hot, not quite as humid…84

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Gulf Fritillary

Palamedes Swallowtail

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1, on Mason/Dixon--MD/PA-19362
Chester County, PA

Strange day with mostly cloudy conditions, yielding a Broad-winged Skipper-1st here, Pipevine- 2nd for this year and not seen each year and single Silver-spotted Skipper that are my mainstay. Sachems way down today and Peck’s numbers spiked.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 21
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 14
  • Peck's Skipper 26
  • Sachem 29
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Pipevine Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Sunnyvale, back yard
Santa Clara County, CA

Friday I drove 128 miles in the hopes of finding a few Coronis Fritillaries, and saw none. Today I had one in my backyard!

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Coronis Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 1

Coronis Fritillary

Anise Swallowtail caterpillar

Painted Lady

Cabbage White

Mournful Duskywing

Coronis Fritillary

Mary Lynn Delfino

Quail Hollow State Park
Stark County, OH

Mostly walked the woodland trails. Temps in the mid-to-high 70s. Light winds.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1

Eastern Comma

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Least Skipper

Red Admiral

Northern Pearly-eye

Painted Lady

Mary Lynn Delfino

Springfield Bog Metro Park
Summit County, OH

Beautiful late summer day. Highs in the mid-70s. Very light winds.

  • Cabbage White 24
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Bronze Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 22
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Bronze Copper

Monarch

Michael Drake

Pennypack Ecological Trust, Bryn Athyn
Montgomery County, PA

Sunny 80, both Swallowtails very fresh

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White X
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Sachem abundant

John Bergstrom

Green Valley
Pima County, AZ

9:00 a.m. 85 degrees F. clear light breeze nectar sources: Mexican Bird-of-Paradise and Bebbia

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Leda Ministreak 3
  • Marine Blue 1
  • American Snout common
  • Elada Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Jeanette Klodzen

Lake Solitude - Twin Lakes Loop (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Temperatures 45-52 degrees at 8700-9500ft

First snowfall (a dusting) fell on Friday 9/15.

One UnId’d Fritillary

  • Ruddy Copper 1

Tom Palmer

Lake Walkinwater area
Polk County, FL

First outing since Hurricane Irma. Warm, breezy, lots of roadside wildflowers in places. Very wet.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Barred Yellow 14
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 11
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 20
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 51
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 12
  • Viceroy 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 28

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

White M Hairstreak

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Observed in backyard for several hrs both morning and afternoon

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2

Sleepy Orange

Palamedes Swallowtail

Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Cloudless Sulphur

Warren A. Jacobs

SGL 217, off Rt 309 at the bottom of the mountain
Lehigh County, PA

Former logging road with nice little meadows all along at the old log landing sites

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • American Copper
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Meadow Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Gray Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Zabulon Skipper

Monarch

Meadow Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Horace's Duskywing

American Copper

Question Mark

David L. Amadio

Great Dismal Swamp NWR Railroad,West,& Interior Ditch to Lake Drummond
Suffolk city, VA

Observations made after 4:30 p.m. Mostly Cloudy and around 78-80 degrees.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1

Jeanette Klodzen

White Rock Trail (Antelope Island)
Davis County, UT

Hiked the larger loop.

20 degree temperature drop on Friday. Temperatures now in the upper 50s.

  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5+
  • Common Branded Skipper 3

Ron Smith

Weedon Island Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

Post Hurricane Irma

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 3
  • Statira Sulphur 6
  • Barred Yellow 11
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 18
  • Mangrove Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 7
  • White Checkered-Skipper 13
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 26

Southern Skipperling

Mangrove Buckeye

Curtis A. Lehman

Round Hill Park
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 26
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Meadow Fritillary 8
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 34
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 12
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Pearl Crescent

Silvery Checkerspot

Zabulon Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Joanne Langabee

Jack Sinn Wildlife Management Area
Saunders County, NE

It was windy and hot, around 84 degrees. There were hundreds of Painted Ladies. Too many to count flying around.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 23
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 200+
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Sachem

Sachem

David H. Bartholomew

Del Puerto Canyon
Stanislaus County, CA

With David Rawlinson, John Hibbard, and Nancy Asquith.

Spring flooding scoured the creek bed; most of the buckwheat and milkweed is gone, clover is predominant now. Goldenrod was attractive to blues and hairstreaks.

Acmon Blue females were much smaller than the males, seems like it is usually the other way around.

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Acmon Blue 10
  • Mormon Metalmark 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Lorquin's Admiral 3
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Northern White-Skipper 2

Orange Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Acmon Blue

Acmon Blue

David L. Amadio

Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Norfolk city, VA

Numbers for most species less than what I have found here in the past. Still plenty of action and such an outstanding garden. Much effort has been made to attract butterflies as well as other polinators. Observations made between 11 a.m. & 5 p.m.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 27
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 13
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 28
  • Sachem 12
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 11

Black Swallowtail

Long-tailed Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Painted Lady

Sachem

Cloudless Sulphur

Pipevine Swallowtail

David L. Amadio

Great Dismal Swamp NWR, Washington Ditch
Suffolk city, VA

Observations made from 8:30 a.m. till about 10 a.m.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1

Damien Johnson

(39°17'49.2"N 120°21'01.1"W) About 20 west of the rock outcroping that forms the "nest" of the Crow's Nest peak (which is within the Sugar Bowl ski resort)
Placer County, CA

Avid hiker but never seen a butterfly like this in the flesh so thought I should share.

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

observed in backyard for 4 hrs 9-1
sunny and hot

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 15-20
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Clouded Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny, light winds and 78 degrees during the observation. Monarch seen flying at a metro school parking lot.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Monarch 1

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Montgomery County, PA

80 and sunny

  • Cabbage White 28
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 28
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 22
  • Sachem 227

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason/Dixon, 19362
Chester County, PA

Today in a patch of Verbena, 68 Sachens were nectaring, the most I have ever seen here at one time. Butterfly Bush, Verbena b.,Asters and White Clover are the main nectar sources here now.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 19
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 11
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Sachem 68

American Lady

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sachem

Variegated Fritillary

Andrew Block

167 Old Army Rd., Scarsdale,
Westchester County, NY

All seen since 9/4 to 9/15, most in the last few days. The Giant Swallowtail is probably the one seen earlier but worn.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 5+
  • Monarch 7+
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4+
  • Sachem 4+
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Michael Drake

Springfield Township MS Butterfly Garden
Montgomery County, PA

80 and sunny

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Peck's Skipper 10
  • Sachem 39

David L. Amadio

Clay Hill Rd. & Desert Rd.
Suffolk city, VA

Some white flowering Eupatorium here along the roadside.

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 12
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Great Dismal Swamp NWR, Jericho ditch
Suffolk city, VA

Again much of the roadside along the ditch has recently been mowed.Past the parking area and trailhead the edges have been mowed as well leaving little nectar.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Southern Pearly-eye 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 7

Southern Pearly-eye

David L. Amadio

White Marsh Rd. between Washington & Jericho ditch trails
Suffolk city, VA

Best nectar in the area today. Nice amounts of mistflower,and Joe-Pye weed. This small bridge roadside is just north of the Washington ditch entrance.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

David L. Amadio

Great Dismal Swamp NWR, Washington Ditch
Suffolk city, VA

Partly Cloudy and 78 degrees. Sadly most of the nectar along the ditch was recently mowed.I believe the Chrysalis image is that of a Question Mark.Observations made between 10:15 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. with a 15 min. heavy rain shower at 12:30

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 11

Jeffrey Rabkin

Tompkins Square Park
New York County, NY

A Long-tailed Skipper briefly stopped on a Butterfly Bush. I could not re-locate it.

  • Cabbage White common
  • Monarch 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

The Anise Swallowtail was so small, that I could not identify it until it landed. It was very fresh and about the size of a Cabbage White.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Umber Skipper 2

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Morning showers then mostly cloudy. 60’s

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Brett Badeaux

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Partly cloudy and very windy. This area needs more rain.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Leda Ministreak 6
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 12+
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Palmer's Metalmark 5
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 8
  • Mojave Sootywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Mojave Sootywing

Palmer's Metalmark

Leda Ministreak

Queen

Painted Lady

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Observed in backyard for approx 3 hrs in late afternoon….3pm-6pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary

Zebra Heliconian

Daniel Jones

Our Progreso Lakes yard
Hidalgo County, TX

11:00 to 14:00

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Florida White 2
  • Yellow Angled-Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Hermit Skipper 1
  • White-patched Skipper 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Hermit Skipper

Yellow Angled-Sulphur

Yellow Angled-Sulphur

Florida White

Mimosa Skipper

White-patched Skipper

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE
Sarpy County, NE

Got above 90 degrees while out and windy. We were out from 10:00 - 1:30. Not near as many Painted Ladies as last week but still lots of Cabbage Whites.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 325
  • Orange Sulphur 64
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 127
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 21
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 20

White M Hairstreak

Cloudless Sulphur

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Low 70’s to start the day….observed in backyard 3 hrs 9am-12pm

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 15-20
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Zebra Heliconian

John J. Collins

Wallkill River NWR - Winding Waters Trail
Orange County, NY

Leaderless Walks - 6 participants

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 48
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Least Skipper 18

Judy Molnar

Virginia Living Museum AKA Monarch Waystation #299
Newport News city, VA

One Female White was in Children’s Learning Garden, other flew by while I was volunteering outdoors at VLM. RSP was basking on boardwalk, skipper seen on Rudbeckia near staff gate to Fire Road. A dark faded swallowtail, possibly a Spicebush Swallowtail, was seen flying over the water near the lake shore moving south as I walked near the raccoon exhibit.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

One day after Trop storm Irma came through our area…I was anxious to get outside to check caterpillars…etc. Everything was in good shape!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 20
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Zebra Heliconian

Red-spotted Purple

'Summer' Spring Azure

Gulf Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Robert Bell

Tuttle Marsh
Iosco County, MI

Sunny, 75 degrees

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Bronze Copper 2
  • Northern Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Mourning Cloak 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Least Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Ahmet Baytas

Avis Campbell Gardens, Montclair
Essex County, NJ

2-3 pm. Upper 70s.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 35

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Thin cloud layer; light breeze, 4-6 mph; air temperatures ranged from 69-75 F; with Della Wells.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Lots more butterflies this week but fewer species. Best was a Mourning Cloak enjoying the nutrients in a hog wallow.

  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Common Ringlet 9
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Woodland Skipper 60

Common Ringlet

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15

Common Wood-Nymph

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Red-spotted Purple

Variegated Fritillary

Horace's Duskywing

Kathy Barylski

Lilypons Water Gardens
Frederick County, MD

1:10-4:45 pm; temps rising from low 70s to abt 78; mostly sunny dropping to hazy conditions.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 28
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 18
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 14
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 31
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 21
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 450+

Common Checkered-Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Sachem

Red Admiral

Question Mark

Robert Bell

Rockport State Park
Presque Isle County, MI

Sunny, 68 degrees
Most butterflies found in powerline swath. A few Clouded Sulphurs were found near parking area in Alpena county.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 24
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 8
  • Meadow Fritillary 8
  • Northern Crescent 7
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 1

Jeffrey Rabkin

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Queens County, NY

Checkered White had lost at least 35% of its wings.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye

Checkered White

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 20

Gray Hairstreak

Jim Wilkinson

Queenstown Park
Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 4

Common Wood-Nymph

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

James Shelton

Kittyhawk Woods - NC Estuarine Research Reserve - Barlow Ln
Dare County, NC

Warm. Overcast. Irma in South.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 5
  • Creole Pearly-eye 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Mary Lynn Delfino

Mentor Headlands State Park
Lake County, OH

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Monarch

Mary Lynn Delfino

Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve
Lake County, OH

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Painted Lady

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Painted Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

Clouded Sulphur

Mary Lynn Delfino

Springfield Bog Metro Park
Summit County, OH

73 degrees with filtered sunshine.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 25
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Michael Drake

Dixon Meadow Preserve
Montgomery County, PA

Sunny, low 70’s. Best clouded Sulphur flight I’ve seen this year.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Ken Wilson

Aerie Trail, Sedona
Yavapai County, AZ

Sunny, mid 80s.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Fulvia Checkerspot
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye

Fulvia Checkerspot

Fulvia Checkerspot

Black Swallowtail

Glenn Koppel

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Accomack County, VA

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Painted Lady

Spicebush Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

Gray Hairstreak

Common Buckeye

Common Wood-Nymph

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

James Shelton

Currituck Banks Esturarine Research Reserve
Currituck County, NC

Just incidental.

  • Gemmed Satyr 1

James Shelton

Pine Island Wildlife Rufuge
Currituck County, NC

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-banded Hairstreak

Giant Swallowtail

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Cloudy, windy and cool…expecting Trop Storm Irma tomorrow.
Observed outside for 3 hrs in the am…only had 1 species

  • Gulf Fritillary 3

Gulf Fritillary

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Queens County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

American Snout

Daniel Jones

Our Progreso Lakes Yard
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Queen 1
  • Guava Skipper 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Laviana White-Skipper 3
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Double-dotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Eufala Skipper 3

Guava Skipper

Double-dotted Skipper

Mimosa Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Judy Molnar

Home garden AKA Monarch Waystation #271
Newport News city, VA

As walked in or out of front door, saw sulphur nectar on Lady-in-Red Salvia.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Kathy Barylski

Little Bennett Regional Park
Montgomery County, MD

Only the areas near the golf course and Prescott Rd horse area and trail. About 1-3:40 pm. Conditions - abt 70, p. cloudy (50%), variable light breeze.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3-4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1-2
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • American Copper 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2-3
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 17-18
  • Pearl Crescent 25
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 16
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Sachem 300
  • Zabulon Skipper 1-2
  • Dun Skipper 2-3

Great Spangled Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Red-banded Hairstreak

Pearl Crescent

Common Buckeye

American Copper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Ronald Hedden

Back yard
Lubbock County, TX

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 5

Cabbage White

Sachem

Horace's Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Gorgone Checkerspot

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Low 60’s again this morning….observed in backyard from 9 until 2 pm

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 15-20
  • Question Mark 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Question Mark

Gulf Fritillary

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair
Essex County, NJ

1-2 pm.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 20
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Sentry Trail (Antelope Island)
Davis County, UT

Only walked down to Mushroom Springs; a bison herd blocked the trail.

Happy to see the one Melissa Blue as this area was burned by a wildfire last summer.

  • Clouded Sulphur 10+
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Melissa Blue 1

Ken Wilson

West Fork Oak Creek Trail
Coconino County, AZ

Partly cloudy, low 80s.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Painted Crescent
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Admiral
  • California Sister
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Orange Skipperling

Red-spotted Purple

Painted Crescent

Jeanette Klodzen

Catherine's Pass Trail (Little Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Hike from TH 9,400 ft above Catherine’s Pass and over to the Supreme Lift at 10,550ft.

All of the Clouded Sulphurs, Painted Ladies, Western White, and Acmon Blue were seen at 10,500+ ft.

UnID’d Frits and other bflys were seen at lower elevations.

  • Western White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Ruddy Copper
  • Blue Copper
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 4+

Western White

Western White

Allen Belden

Palmetto-Peartree Preserve
Tyrrell County, NC

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 49
  • Cloudless Sulphur 13
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 24
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Dion Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Dion Skipper

Southern Pearly-eye

Common Wood-Nymph

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

The umber skippers were chasing each other on my enormous plumbago plant. The pipevine swallowtails ranged from large to very small.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Small Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 3

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Clear and cool…59 at 7:30 am!!
Warmed up nicely….several butterflies in the gardens

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Viceroy 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Black Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary

Palamedes Swallowtail

Viceroy

Steven Glynn

Enterprise South Nature Park
Hamilton County, TN

  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Sachem 3

Tawny Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Gemmed Satyr

Steven Glynn

Prentice Cooper WMA
Marion County, TN

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Diana Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Diana Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

The property was closed today due to impending Hurricane Irma (Governor ordered all state agencies to close on Friday), so we surveyed the perimeter of the property and saw much of what we saw inside the day before, with the addition of Clouded Skipper. EPerry & RWarner from 8:30 a to Noon, partly sunny, hot, humid. Bidens alba and purple thistle were the most common nectar sources.

  • Zebra Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Palamedes Swallowtail
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Barred Yellow
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Viceroy
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 12
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing abundant
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Zarucco Duskywing

Cloudless Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

White Peacock

Queen

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Tal Pipkin

Abercrombie park
Pinellas County, FL

…initially was there for birding, however there was a good variety of butterflies as well ;)

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Spicebush Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Ken Wilson

Courthouse Butte, near Village of Oak Creek
Coconino County, AZ

Sunny & warm. Seen about 4 PM.

  • Old World Swallowtail
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye

Old World Swallowtail

Allen Belden

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Washington County, NC

Shore and Allen Drives. Berry’s Skipper a male.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 45
  • Cloudless Sulphur 19
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Viceroy 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE
Sarpy County, NE

A gorgeous day at the gardens. Butterflies everywhere, especially on the goldenrod and boneset. There has been an explosion of Painted Ladies in the area. Yes we saw over 800 and that is conservative.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 228
  • Orange Sulphur 63
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Painted Lady 812
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 13
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 13
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Raven Anthony Squire

Washington Park (Palisade & 2nd Street)
Hudson County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Monarch 6
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Brett Badeaux

near Descanso
San Diego County, CA

Hot even early, up to 90f. Painted Ladies were a pest

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Marine Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Melissa Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • California Sister
  • Monarch
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Woodland Skipper
  • Umber Skipper 1

Melissa Blue

Monarch

Woodland Skipper

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Sachem

Checkered White

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

With David Rawlinson and John Hibbard. Not until 3:00 PM did the sun finally overcome the heavy cloud layer, dry out the flowers, and bring out the butterflies.

  • Acmon Blue 10
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Woodland Skipper common
  • Umber Skipper 1

Acmon Blue

Woodland Skipper

Umber Skipper

Acmon Blue

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Much cooler today….65 to start out the day….butterflies were noticeably later to come out this morning
Observed 4 hrs in am

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sleepy Orange

Zebra Heliconian

Gulf Fritillary

Gray Hairstreak

Brazilian Skipper

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Noon to 3:30 pm. RWarner & EPerry. Partly sunny, hot, and humid. The calm before the storm. Hurricane Irma is projected to go right through this area in two days. Searched but could not find a single Arogos Skipper, but the blooms of the rayless sunflower, their favorite here, have about another week or two before they reach bloom, buds are reaching for the skies.

  • Zebra Swallowtail abundant
  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 17
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 19
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 15
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Viceroy 15
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 6
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 7
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Delaware Skipper

Common Buckeye

Zebra Swallowtail

Sachem

Queen

Palamedes Swallowtail

Long-tailed Skipper

White Peacock

Eufala Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Steven Rosenthal

Pt Lookout , Firemen's Memorail Park
Nassau County, NY

FOY for me up here. Seen as I was walking into the park ca. 2pm, same individual presumably in same area leaving the park 1.5 hours later. Buckeyes still around, also one albinistic orange Sulphur.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Tom Palmer

Lake Blue Scrub
Polk County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 10
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 23
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

Sunny, low 70’s. Sachems everywhere

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 34
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 8
  • Least Skipper 26
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 212
  • Dun Skipper 3

Andrew Block

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

Also saw many Monarch caterpillars on the Asclepias currisavica.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Lorraine S. Williford

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, on Lighthouse Drive
Wakulla County, FL

While birding at St. Marks NWR, my husband, daughter & I observed this leucistic Gulf Fritillary.

  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

I was out for 2 hours. The Painted Ladies were thick.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 82
  • Orange Sulphur 25
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Painted Lady 406
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 3

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Periods of light rain, a bit cooler-80’s

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Gulf Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Mostly cloudy, 60’s

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Ronald Hedden

Back yard
Lubbock County, TX

Quick survey of the back yard after work.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Little Yellow