Recent sightings

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 12

Common Checkered-Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

Rain in morning, cloudy afternoon, 72 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 20

Red-spotted Purple

Red-banded Hairstreak

James L. Monroe

Croatan National Forest
Craven County, NC

Sunny near 80
From 11 to 1 and then 2 to 3

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 4
  • Yehl Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper common

Beth Polvino

my yard NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

Great day in the gardens in spite of wind which kept most butterflies lower to the ground.. Started the day with some small Monarch roosts in the cherry Tree. (Est Count 30) Some of the Monarchs left through the day. Brazilian Skipper popped up again today nectaring on sage as did the Long-tailed Skipper. Ocola Skipper’s have now also exploded with a count of 11 in the backyard at the same time and 4 of them on one lantana at the same time. I don’t know that I have ever had double digit Ocola skippers here. The Pipevine Swallowtail also returned and a Northern Broken-dash stopped by for the first time in weeks which was another surprise. Low estimate of Sachems.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 30
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 50
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 11

Ocola Skipper

Monarch

Brazilian Skipper

Roy Cohutta

Big Ben WMA, Spring Creek Unit
Taylor County, FL

Spent most of the time looking for marsh skippers. Surprised to see no Salt Marsh or Ocola Skippers.

0930-1515, 77-86F, Variable 2-6MPH, Cloud Cover 13-30%, Large WMA at the Florida Gulf Coast, 29.975465887940913, -83.71136637355877

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 11
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Byssus Skipper 4
  • Yehl Skipper 1
  • Palatka Skipper 3

Byssus Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

Yehl Skipper

Yehl Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Great Southern White

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Delaware Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sachem common

White M Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Variegated Fritillary

Red-banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 12
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Black Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

It was sunny and 73-91 degrees today

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area
Osceola County, FL

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Weather: 72°-87°, clear to partly cloudy, winds light in morning & 8-12 mph in afternoon. Nectar: Rayless sunflower, FL Elephants Foot, liatris, Carphephorus, Pine Lily, morning glory. JBelth, LCooper, SFarnsworth, NPrine, EPerry, DVollmar, WWallenstein.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 13
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 15
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 30
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 23
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • White Peacock 3
  • Viceroy 4
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Georgia Satyr 10
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 110
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Confused Cloudywing 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 9
  • Swarthy Skipper 8
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Meske's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Sachem 4
  • Arogos Skipper 112
  • Delaware Skipper 8
  • Palmetto Skipper 8
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 16
  • Eufala Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 16
  • Ocola Skipper 84

Dusted Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Dorantes Longtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Arogos Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper, Sachem

Swarthy Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Confused Cloudywing

Zebra Swallowtail

Delaware Skipper

Sachem

Cloudless Sulphur

Jeanette Klodzen

Sentry Trail (Antelope Island)
Davis County, UT

Sunny day, high 77.
Definitely the most butterflies I’ve seen on this trail since the fire in 2016.

  • Checkered White 15+
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 7+
  • Mylitta Crescent 5+

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Sunny and somewhat windy 85 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Gray Hairstreak

Sleepy Orange

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Karen Canon

Albuquerque foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Partly cloudy, 60’s to 70’s. Globemallow, chamisa, and maxmillian sunflowers blooming.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Checkered White

Dainty Sulphur

Painted Lady

Orange Sulphur

Karen Canon

Suburban Albuquerque foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Mid afternoon, sunny, low 80’s

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 5
  • Marine Blue 2

Sleepy Orange

Western Pygmy-Blue

Russ Lipkin

Camas, WA (Backyard)
Clark County, WA

  • California Tortoiseshell 1

California Tortoiseshell

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem common
  • Dun Skipper 1

Sleepy Orange

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red Admiral

Pearl Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Very sunny and 76 degrees. Also have had 1 luna moth! Lastly, I had 1 snowberry clearwing, I don’t ever recall seeing one. Have a great evening!

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 12
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

John and Nancy Crosby

Jennings State Forest
Clay County, FL

10 am-5 pm. 75-85 degrees, sunny. Pineland Forest with palmetto & wildflowers as well as hardwood forest and wet powerline cut.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • White Peacock 3
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper abundant
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Dotted Skipper 5
  • Meske's Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash common
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Yehl Skipper 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 3
  • Berry's Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 7
  • Ocola Skipper common

Confused Cloudywing

Delaware Skipper

Dion Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Little Glassywing

Horace's Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Zebra Heliconian

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary

Pipevine Swallowtail

Southern Broken-Dash

Zarucco Duskywing

Common Buckeye

Cloudless Sulphur

Palamedes Swallowtail

Whirlabout

Yehl Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Andrew Block

Muscoot Farm Park, Katonah,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 3