Recent sightings

Roy Cohutta

Darton College
Dougherty County, GA

Plenty of flowers to look through for small butterflies, but few found.

73-83F, SE-SW 10-23MPH, Mostly Sunny, Cloud Cover 8>25%, 11:00-1300.

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1

American Lady

Gray Hairstreak

Ken Wilson

Tijauana River Valley, Imperial Beach
San Diego County, CA

Mostly cloudy, mid 60s. This activity is below expectations for this location at this time. The season is well behind in many locations.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Red Admiral

Bo Zaremba

Key Largo
Monroe County, FL

3 different locations in Key Largo.

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Schaus' Swallowtail 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Julia Heliconian common
  • Zebra Heliconian common
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • Florida Purplewing 2
  • Hammock Skipper 1

Hammock Skipper

Florida Purplewing

Florida Purplewing

Karen Canon

Albuquerque foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Midday, sunny, high 70’s

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Marine Blue 3
  • Painted Lady 1

Ken Wilson

Escondido backyard
San Diego County, CA

Sightings for the past week.Yard activity has been slow.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Monarch
  • Umber Skipper

Renee Davis

Wurtsboro Cemetary
Sullivan County, NY

  • American Copper 1

American Copper

Jeff Gesell

Martin Wildlife Sanctuary
Northampton County, PA

Suboptimal day…cloudy, cool, mid-60s. Rain predicted for the next 3 days, so I figured I’d sneak out for a bit and was rewarded with the FOY Silver Spotted Skippers and Zabulon Skipper!

  • Cabbage White common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Andrew Block

S.R. 72, MM9, Woodland Twp.,
Burlington County, NJ

  • Hessel's Hairstreak 2
  • Spring Azure 4+
  • American Lady 1

Tom Palmer

Crooked Lake WEA
Polk County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 8
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 2
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Twin-spot Skipper

Carolina Satyr

Little Metalmark

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Andrew Block

Tuckahoe WMA, Tuckahoe,
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 6+
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1

John J. Collins

Fiddler's Creek Preserve
Mercer County, NJ

Sunny, temps in the 60’s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2

Bo Zaremba

Key Largo
Monroe County, FL

Hoping to see a Shaus’ Swallowtail on my FL vacation, I was amazed to see 18 in 5 hours of walking. I was even more amazed when processing the pictures to find I had photographed a pair of mating Bahamian Swallowtails!

  • Schaus' Swallowtail 18
  • Bahamian Swallowtail 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Julia Heliconian common
  • Zebra Heliconian common

Schaus' Swallowtail

Schaus' Swallowtail

Bahamian Swallowtail

Roy Cohutta

Albany Nursery WMA
Dougherty County, GA

Photos: Female Whirlabout Flower-hopping 3-shot Sequence (and a dorsal view).

Last time here (01 May: https://sightings.naba.org/sightings/19206) I found and photographed only one (1) very worn Eastern Tailed-Blue. Today there were at least 10 very fresh ones.

74-76F, NW 14-22MPH (Constantly quite windy), Clear, Cloud Cover 5>2%, Fields next to swamps, 2:00 - 4:30PM

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Ronald Hedden

Tibbits State Forest
Rensselaer County, NY

Slow start to butterfly season here, with nothing besides Cabbage Whites seen until today.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 1

Spring Azure

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 19
  • Acmon Blue 7
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet 25
  • Propertius Duskywing 5
  • Mournful Duskywing 2

Common Ringlet

Propertius Duskywing

Mustard White

Mylitta Crescent

Pale Swallowtail

Andrew Block

Sandy Hook GRA, Middleton Twp.,
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Copper common
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA
Dougherty County, GA

74-80F, NW 7-14MPH, Mostly Sunny, Cloud Cover 11>1%, 12:00 noon-3:00PM, Fields and dirt roads near/next to swamps

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 3
  • American Lady 10
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1

Horace's Duskywing

Pipevine Swallowtail

American Lady

Cabbage White

Queen

Spicebush Swallowtail

Monarch

Common Buckeye

American Snout

Harry Zirlin

Jackson Township, Warren Grove, vicinity of Chatsworth
Ocean County, NJ

Still a very late or very poor year at locations I’ve been visiting for 30+ years. Only species seen in good numbers was the Azure species.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Hoary Elfin 14
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 40+
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Sleepy Duskywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 9

Hessel's Hairstreak

Spring Azure

Jim Wilkinson

Western Regional Park
Howard County, MD

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Juvenal's Duskywing

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 2

Pipevine Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail