Recent sightings

Steven Glynn

Miller Canyon
Cochise County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Mexican Yellow 6
  • Marine Blue 4
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Nabokov's Satyr 4
  • Red Satyr 1
  • Huachuca Giant-Skipper 8

Huachuca Giant-Skipper

Tj Odom

Athens, GA
Clarke County, GA

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Scott Anderson

Red Bug Slough
Sarasota County, FL

950am-1245pm, 81-91 degrees, sunny, calm to windy. Extensive mowing and defoliating under the tree canopy cut back numbers significantly from recent visits.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • White Peacock 35
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 7

Brazilian Skipper

Viceroy

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge, MD
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8

Cloudless Sulphur

Clouded Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

First sighting of the Ocola Skipper this year, rather late. (first sighting was in late August the past two years)

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 5
  • Sachem abundant
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Orange Sulphur

Ocola Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Denis C. Quinn

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

Cloudy, misting to rain for the past days and sun late day today for an hour. Rain tomorrow. Over a dozen cats of Monarch and Black Swallowtails. In 2018 my Long-Tailed Skipper arrived on November 5th, 2019 October 10th.

  • Cabbage White 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 19
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Sachem

Painted Lady

Ocola Skipper

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Sachem

Sachem

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Long-tailed Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Checkered-Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Steven Glynn

Madera Canyon
Pima County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Mexican Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Marine Blue 5
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Arizona Metalmark 2
  • American Snout 8
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Tropical Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 3
  • California Sister 34
  • Nabokov's Satyr 3
  • Red Satyr 4
  • Red-bordered Satyr 17
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Arizona Giant-Skipper 7

Tropical Buckeye

Orange Skipperling

California Sister

Red-spotted Purple

Red-bordered Satyr

Arizona Giant-Skipper

Charlie Osterberg

Chandler
Maricopa County, AZ

  • Fiery Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

John J. Collins

Glenhurst Meadows, Warren
Somerset County, NJ

Very warm and humid with sun.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 18
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Ken Wilson

Escondido yard
San Diego County, CA

Sunny with low 80s.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Umber Skipper

Large Orange Sulphur

Gulf Fritillary

Cloudless Sulphur

Bart Jones

Areas around Sugar Tree
Decatur County, TN

Searching locations of known Leonard’s Skipper occurrences. Although lots of its favorite nectar plant, Liatris squarrulosa, was in bloom, no Leonard’s Skippers were seen. They have been missing at these locations for several years now. Much of the vicinity has been clearcut logged in that time, probably degrading the habitat to the point of exterminating the colony. A big surprise was a relatively fresh Zebra Swallowtail. This is the latest date I’ve observed one in Tennessee.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Zebra Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Northern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper

American Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Clouded Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Sachem

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Red-banded Hairstreak

Painted Lady

Zebra Swallowtail

Monarch

Cloudless Sulphur

Clifford Hence

Heinz NWR Rt 420 entrance
Delaware County, PA

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Fiery Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Ocola Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

On this beautiful day with sunshine, some winds and temperature around 78, a female Black Swallowtail visited the butterfly garden.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem abundant

Fiery Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Buckeye

Pipevine Swallowtail

American Snout

John and Nancy Crosby

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

80 degrees, overcast with rain on the way no time for photos!

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Long-tailed Skipper abundant
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Ronda G Spink

Sarett Nature Center
Berrien County, MI

Weather was partly to mostly cloudy, 78°, windy

R. Spink, J. Rutgers, C. Rutgers, F. Rutgers, K. Rutgers

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Kathy Beza Richardson

Cumberland Marsh NAP
New Kent County, VA

rainy, and cool, uppers 60s

  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 10

Sleepy Orange

Common Checkered-Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Long-tailed Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure