Recent sightings

Jeff Gesell

Ballas Park
Northampton County, PA

First location…Partly cloudy, light breeze, 80 degrees

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 15
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Orange Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

Clouded Sulphur

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Second location of the day. Partly Cloudy, light breeze, low to mid-80s. Great variety! Waited around for about 45 minutes for the Sleepy Oranges and Cloudless Sulphur to land within a reasonable distance and for more than a split second for a photo…struck out yet again!

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 17
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Hoary Edge 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing common
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

American Snout

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hoary Edge

Northern Cloudywing

Eastern Comma

Zabulon Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Horace's Duskywing

Peck's Skipper

Glenn Koppel

State Game Lands 95
Butler County, PA

Includes Pry Road and areas around Tinker Road Boat Launch. Also 1 Red Admiral caterpillar and 4 Monarch caterpillars.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 29
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 7
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 27
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Admiral 8
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 13
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Monarch

Red Admiral

Northern Pearly-eye

Horace's Duskywing

Appalachian Brown

Cabbage White

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem 8
  • Dun Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Red-banded Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-spotted Purple

Juniper Hairstreak

Steven Glynn

Brown's Pass (FR-658) area
Park County, CO

  • Western White 1
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Melissa Blue 5
  • Greenish Blue common
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Field Crescent 6
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Edith's Checkerspot common
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Small Wood-Nymph 13
  • Common Alpine 2
  • Chryxus Arctic common
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Garita Skipperling 2
  • Draco Skipper 2

Melissa Blue

Small Wood-Nymph

Sleepy Orange

Rocky Mountain Duskywing

Queen Alexandra's Sulphur

Western White

Garita Skipperling

Chryxus Arctic

Chryxus Arctic

Variable Checkerspot

Edith's Checkerspot

Draco Skipper

Curtis Adkins

Palmer
Hampden County, MA

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Black Swallowtail

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Walked part of the trails for our weekly survey. Saw 19 species but not as many butterflies as last week on those 2 trails. 80 degrees and sunny. First Gray Hairstreak of the year.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 70
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Sootywing 5
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Least Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Cabbage White

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Tawny-edged Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sachem

Gray Hairstreak

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Common Sootywing

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Sachem 8
  • Dun Skipper 1

Red Admiral

White M Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

American Snout

Spicebush Swallowtail

Red-banded Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

American Snout

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Nellie Hill Preserve
Dutchess County, NY

Sightings made from 11:30 AM - 1 PM. Partly cloudy, high 70s and delightful.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 12
  • Common Wood-Nymph 8
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Crossline Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 5
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 8

Giant Swallowtail

American Lady

Giant Swallowtail

Crossline Skipper

Ron Smith

Raymond Neri Park
Pinellas County, FL

(11-37) Partly sunny. Field just mowed.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 5
  • Monarch 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 14
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 7

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jim Wilkinson

Indian Head Lilly Pond and Douglas Point
Charles County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Zebra Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Silvery Checkerspot

Carolina Satyr

Scott Anderson

Sleeping Turtles Preserve North
Sarasota County, FL

1010am-1245pm, 86-92 degrees, mostly sunny, light wind

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 14
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • White Peacock 3
  • Queen 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 11
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Bo Zaremba

October Mt State Park
Berkshire County, MA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Mulberry Wing 18
  • Dun Skipper 28

Dun Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Mulberry Wing

JoAnna N Clayton

Boyd Hill
Pinellas County, FL

10:30am - 1:30pm

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • White Peacock 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 3

Phaon Crescent

Southern Skipperling

Phaon Crescent

Gray Hairstreak

Brazilian Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Steven Glynn

Roxborough State Park
Douglas County, CO

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Tailed Copper 3
  • Colorado Hairstreak 4
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Greenish Blue 3
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 4
  • Coronis Fritillary 1
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7
  • Monarch 3

Striped Hairstreak

Tailed Copper

Coronis Fritillary

Colorado Hairstreak

Robert Bell

Limberlost Rd. powerline cut
Alcona County, MI

2:00PM to 5:30PM
Partly cloudy. 60% sunshine. 73 degrees.

  • Pink-edged Sulphur 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 2
  • Acadian Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 6
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Northern Crescent 6
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Eyed Brown 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 22
  • Monarch 5
  • Peck's Skipper 13
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Northern Broken-Dash 11
  • Delaware Skipper 7
  • Mulberry Wing 1
  • Black Dash 11
  • Dun Skipper 120

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 10
  • Dun Skipper 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Least Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Red-banded Hairstreak

Sachem

Red Admiral

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 2

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Westchester County, NY

Humid and high 80s. Sky hazy from smoke from wildfires out west. Getting a little late for Hoary Edges in this location. Red Admirals and Pearl Crescents were mint fresh. Good numbers of Eastern Tiger Swallowtails.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • American Copper 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure common
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Appalachian Brown 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 10
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph common
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Hoary Edge 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing common
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Mulberry Wing 7
  • Dun Skipper 25

Red Admiral

Mulberry Wing

Hoary Edge

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem 10
  • Dun Skipper 1

Red-spotted Purple

Orange Sulphur

Meadow Fritillary

Red-banded Hairstreak

Red Admiral

Juniper Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur