Recent sightings

Barbara Peck

Home on Silo Ct
Shasta County, CA

We have had a week or so of weather in the high 60’s and low 70’s. Mid-day today a Pipevine Swallowtail showed up, the first butterfly I have seen in several weeks.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1

Brett Badeaux

Santa Margarita River Trail
San Diego County, CA

  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • California Dogface
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Wright's Metalmark
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Painted Lady
  • West Coast Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • Queen
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Umber Skipper

Ken Wilson

Escondido backyard
San Diego County, CA

Recent sightings for the past week.

  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Umber Skipper

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Bentsen State Park
Hidalgo County, TX

Partly sunny and 80 degrees.The Mazans Scallopwing and Cloudless Sulphur were females.

  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Mazans Scallopwing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Mazans Scallopwing

Southern Broken-Dash

Red Admiral

Cloudless Sulphur

Beth Polvino

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

Light winds, sunny and mid 60’s. Still have >12 Black Swallowtail caterpillars in various stages of development. I also have a Cloudless Sulphur chrysalis.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Kissena Corridor Park
Queens County, NY

Sunny and 66 degrees. A new late date for Zabulon Skippers for us. Two are still persisting.

  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Daniel Jones

Jones Yard at Progreso Lakes
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Four-spotted Sailor 1
  • Falcate Skipper 1

Falcate Skipper

Four-spotted Sailor

Four-spotted Sailor

Four-spotted Sailor

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA
Dougherty County, GA

Previous early date in this area for Dorantes Longtail was 22 November. Also located another Southern Dogface (maybe one of the two found on 15 Nov 2021 https://sightings.naba.org/sightings/20709) These are good records for me in inland southwest Georgia.

1230-1515, 73-78F, Wind SE 5-10MPH, Cloud Cover 0-2% very clear, Fields and wooded areas near swamps. Georgia Coastal Plain in SW Georgia.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20
  • Little Yellow 9
  • Sleepy Orange 15
  • Gulf Fritillary 25
  • Zebra Heliconian 11
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 9
  • Queen common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 20
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 8

Cloudless Sulphur

Gulf Fritillary

Queen

American Lady

Sleepy Orange

Viceroy

Zebra Heliconian

Variegated Fritillary

Southern Dogface

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Dorantes Longtail

Dorantes Longtail

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Partly sunny to sunny, with some light winds. High of 70 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

John and Nancy Crosby

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

70 degrees, sunny.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Gulf Fritillary

American Lady

Little Yellow

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA
Dougherty County, GA

Highlight: Two Southern Dogface which are fairly rare for inland southwest Georgia.

1500-1600, 70F, Sunny, Field next to swamp. Georgia Coastal Plain.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 9
  • Queen 25
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Southern Dogface

Zebra Heliconian

Jeanette Klodzen

Gravel Pit to Beacon Hill Trail (Antelope Island)
Davis County, UT

Hazy sunshine, temps in 50s

  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4

John and Nancy Crosby

Farm in SE Tattnall County near the Evans Co Line.
Tattnall County, GA

Sunny and 65 degrees. Nectaring on tropical plants at residence, Wild Mustard in the fields & Pecan Orchard. I am sure they were more skippers but we were busy gathering Pecans with only a cell phone.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Cloudless Sulphur

Zebra Heliconian

Sandy-Crystal Vaughn

Rockledge Gardens in Rockledge
Brevard County, FL

While on vacation in Florida, discovered a colony of Atala Butterflies at an old nursery in Rockledge. The nursery is called Rockledge Gardens and has been in existence since the 1960’s. It is located in Brevard County in Florida. The host plant, Coontie, is planted in a large bed in the parking lot. The entire lifecycle was there! In addition to over three dozen adults, there were also eggs—some with first instar caterpillars just emerging. I also found one chrysalis. This is the first year that the nursery has seen the butterflies. The Atala Butterfly is fairly rare, being thought extinct at one point. It is making a comeback! Thank You Rockledge Gardens.

  • Atala 43

Atala caterpillars

Atala eggs

Atala chrysalis

Atala

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Temperature high of 70 degrees. Today was sunny 45-62 degrees.

  • Little Yellow 1

Tom Palmer

Lake Kissimmee State Park
Polk County, FL

Buster Island Loop; unusual number of Ocola Skippers

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 13
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 28
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • White Peacock 5
  • Carolina Satyr 7
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 231

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Ocola Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

Beautiful 70 degree day, asters beckoning, but butterflies in short supply. Except for Mylitta Crescents which sometimes stopped to nectar. One little orange skipper was likely a Woodland Skipper, but unable to confirm.

  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 1

Mylitta Crescent

Mylitta Crescent

Acmon Blue

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Kissena Corridor Park
Queens County, NY

Sunny, breezy, 64 degrees. This is the latest date that we’ve seen Zabulon Skippers. Our previous late date was 10/20.

Strangely enough we saw no Monarchs, Pierids, or any other species during our 45 minute visit.

  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Ken Wilson

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

Sightings for multiple visits from Nov 5-10.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Yellow Angled-Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak
  • Clytie Ministreak
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock
  • Mexican Bluewing
  • Common Mestra
  • Tropical Leafwing
  • Goatweed Leafwing
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • White-striped Longtail
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Brown Longtail
  • Coyote Cloudywing
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • Brown-banded Skipper
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper
  • Julia's Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Eufala Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper
  • Purple-washed Skipper

Bordered Patch

Clytie Ministreak

Common Mellana

Dusky-blue Groundstreak

Fatal Metalmark

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Pipevine Swallowtail

Question Mark

Soldier

Tropical Leafwing

Steven Rosenthal

Jones Beach State Park, Central Mall and Wild Play Area
Nassau County, NY

sunny breezy 66 degrees. Still a fair amount of goldenrod in bloom. The American Copper is a new ‘late’ date for me, and was a fresh individual very close to where I saw a worn one on Oct. 25th.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1