Recent sightings

Stephen E. Moore

Holly Shelter Game Land
Pender County, NC

with Jim Brock, Barbara Volkle, Wendy Miller & Elise Barry - partly cloudy 78 degrees

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 100+
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Frosted Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Pearl Crescent 38
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 8
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Reversed Roadside-Skipper 3

Brett Badeaux

Bedford Peak Trail and nearby, Silverado
Orange County, CA

Partly cloudy morning, mostly cloudy noon followed by mostly sunny afternoon, mid 60s. Some of the Anise looked like they had Black Swallowtail characteristics. One very fat Checkerspot!

  • Anise Swallowtail 16
  • Pale Swallowtail 20+
  • Checkered White 6
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sara Orangetip common
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Bramble Hairstreak 4
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Marine Blue 12+
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Square-spotted Blue 1
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 30+
  • Mormon Metalmark common
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 150+
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady 30+
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Funereal Duskywing common
  • Umber Skipper 2

Anise Swallowtail

Variable Checkerspot chryalis

Variable Checkerspot

Painted Lady

Pale Swallowtail

William D. Beck

Key West, Fort Zachary Taylor State Park & Fran Ford White-crowned Pigeon Preserve
Monroe County, FL

Not many butterflies, but new ones!

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Barred Yellow
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Cassius Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Mangrove Skipper
  • Florida Duskywing
  • Monk Skipper

Monk Skipper

Lyside Sulphur

Florida Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Mangrove Skipper

Mangrove Skipper

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE
Douglas County, NE

Gorgeous day, high around 67 and sunny.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 31
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2

William D. Flack

Fiskdale.
Worcester County, MA

So much variety!!!!!!

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • American Lady 1

Mourning Cloak

Edward Perry IV

By North Ranger Station entering into Sebastian Inlet State Park, Brevard County side.
Brevard County, FL

  • Atala 3
  • Monk Skipper 1

Atala

Glenn Koppel

State Game Lands 95
Butler County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Eastern Comma 1

Meadow Fritillary

Ronald Hedden

Salt Creek Wilderness Area
Chaves County, NM

Very windy and dry. Species count was low, but Saltbrush Sootywings and Checkered Whites were each present in substantial numbers.

  • Checkered White common
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Saltbush Sootywing common

Saltbush Sootywing

Andrew Block

200 Charleston Rd., Willingboro,
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White common
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 1

Harry Zirlin

Lakehurst and Warren Grove
Ocean County, NJ

Two forms of Spring Azure, one worn, one fresh.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 12
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 3
  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Hoary Elfin 12+
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 20+
  • American Lady 20+
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Hoary Elfin

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile West of US route 1 on MD/PA border 19362
Chester County, PA

Temp 65° mostly sunny breezy and seeing a few new ones today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Meadow Fritillary

Mike Reese

Necedah NWR
Juneau County, WI

Dirt roads and both the Lupine Loop Trail and the Boghaunters Trail.

  • Olympia Marble 25
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Mike Reese

various locations on Brockway Rd.
Jackson County, WI

  • Olympia Marble 6
  • Hoary Elfin 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2

Curtis Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Sleepy Orange and Question Mark are both first of year for me.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing

Chris Blazo

Mennohaven Nature Trail
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 19
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Chris Blazo

Michaux State Forest on Piney Ridge Mountain
Franklin County, PA

The Spring Azures were mostly “Northern”.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 40
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 3
  • Sleepy Duskywing 12
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 150+
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Spring Azure

Brown Elfin

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

first Red Admiral and Painted Lady butterfly seen today at 2pm, 64 degrees and mostly sunny skies. Having chilly mornings and eves,

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

William D. Flack

Fiskdale
Worcester County, MA

  • Cabbage White 6

William D. Beck

Dagny Johnson Key Largo State Park and Bahia Honda State Park
Monroe County, FL

Often with threatening rain, did not see many butterflies, but some nice ones none the less.

  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Florida Purplewing

Florida Purplewing

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Florida Purplewing

Sue Baxter

Vista CA in backyard
San Diego County, CA

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

10-2. Still, no rain in many, many weeks.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 14
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 6
  • Mangrove Skipper 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 14
  • White Checkered-Skipper 13
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Obscure Skipper 3

Horace's Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Michael Diederich

Edith Macy Girl Scouts Center, Old Chappaqua Road, Chappaqua, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 4
  • American Lady 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Tom Palmer

FDOT Wildflower Areas SR 37
Polk County, FL

The dominant planted species are Coreopsis and Gailliardia, which don’t attract much, but there was lots of Bidens, Frogruit, Richardia and some Thistle and other species.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg, Barbara Garriel

Jones Beach State Park
Nassau County, NY

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 15
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 13

Ken Wilson

Catalina Highway, various locations from 3000 ft to 7000 ft elevation
Pima County, AZ

Sunny, 90+ degrees at lower elevation. Extremely dry, only small amount of water at Molino Basin. Not much nectar source seen besides purple thistle. Two unidentified skippers.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Acacia Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 1

Common Streaky-Skipper

Reakirt's Blue

Edward Perry IV

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

EPerry and RWarner. Clear, Sunny, mild. Surveyed from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. A great day with 42 species! Lots of activity on pickerel weed blooms in the dried out ditch along Power Line Road, Fish Hole Road, and entrance road also surveyed. Nectar sources are pickerel week, daisy fleabane, purple thistle, Nuttall’s thistle, Coreopsis spp., sweet clover, and some black-eyed Susan.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 82
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 11
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 29
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 23
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Georgia Satyr 9
  • Queen 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 29
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 32
  • Whirlabout 74
  • Southern Broken-Dash 67
  • Sachem 4
  • Delaware Skipper 8
  • Byssus Skipper 16
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 5
  • Twin-spot Skipper 84
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ceraunus Blue

Ocola Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Oak Hairstreak

Berry's Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Delaware Skipper

Little Metalmark

Variegated Fritillary

White Peacock

Southern Broken-Dash

Whirlabout

Fiery Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Monk Skipper

Byssus Skipper, Whirlabout

Sachem

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Aaron's Skipper

William D. Beck

Castellow Hammock Park Nature Center, also County Park South of Zoo Miami.
Miami-Dade County, FL

The huge Passion Flower Vine seems irresistible to Polydamas Swallowtails (Gold Rim swallowtails); the butterflies would not stop for a picture so I just fired away!

  • Polydamas Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Barred Yellow
  • Atala
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Fulvous Hairstreak
  • Cassius Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Monarch
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Meske's Skipper
  • Baracoa Skipper
  • Eufala Skipper

Polydamas Swallowtail

Polydamas Swallowtail

Polydamas Swallowtail

Polydamas Swallowtail

Polydamas Swallowtail

Jeanette Klodzen

Little Dell Reservoir to Afflect Park (East Canyon)
Morgan County, UT

Sunny, mid-50s.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Painted Lady 1

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Gorgeous day, 66 degrees wing 13.8 mph, sunny. Can’t believe how many red admirals I saw. I don’t think I could go more than 20 yards without seeing a couple more of them

  • Cabbage White 32
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 242+
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 1

Stephen E. Moore

Asheville Arboretum
Buncombe County, NC

Cloudy 75 degrees

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8
  • Sachem 2

Stephen E. Moore

Sandy Mush Game Land
Madison County, NC

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • West Virginia White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 61
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Silvery Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 31
  • American Lady 3
  • Gemmed Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 42
  • Sleepy Duskywing 9
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 18
  • Mottled Duskywing 5
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Ken Wilson

Garden Canyon, Fort Huachuca
Cochise County, AZ

The temp topped 92 degrees and it was windy. Despite running water in the stream, it was quite dry. Nectar source was scarce. Some butterflies marked Acmon Blue were seen above 6000 ft might be Lupine Blue.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Sara Orangetip 10+
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Thicket Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Marine Blue 10+
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Zela Metalmark 4
  • Theona Checkerspot 7
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Tiny Checkerspot 4
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Tropical Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 4
  • California Sister 3
  • Nabokov's Satyr 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 6
  • Orange Skipperling 4

Nabokov's Satyr

Juniper Hairstreak

Red-spotted Admiral

Mark and Holly Salvato

Sandy Mush Game Land
Buncombe County, NC

With Rick and Teri Cheicante

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • West Virginia White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 25
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Mottled Duskywing 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Mottled Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Red-banded Hairstreak

Mottled Duskywing

Silvery Blue

Spring Azure

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Brett Badeaux

Palomar Mountain State Park
San Diego County, CA

Full sun, mid 60s to 70s, windy at first then calm. This area appeared extremely delayed… the Bramble Hairstreak was fresh and buckwheat is barely regrowing. Very little nectar sources; small patches of yellow cress near water was main nectar

  • Anise Swallowtail 3
  • Pale Swallowtail 9
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip common
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Western Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Boisduval's Blue 20+
  • Acmon Blue 9
  • California Patch 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • California Tortoiseshell 6
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 10
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Propertius Duskywing 3
  • Mournful Duskywing 4
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Northern White-Skipper 1
  • Juba Skipper 4

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper

Boisduval's Blue

White Checkered-Skipper

California Tortoiseshell

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Couldn’t stand to stay at home with such a beautiful day, low 70’s, slight breeze. The yarrow and ninebark are just beginning to flower, should be at max in another week or so, I think.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 14
  • Mustard White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 16
  • Bramble Hairstreak 2
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Acmon Blue 0
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • Variable Checkerspot 52
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 8
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 114
  • Propertius Duskywing 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 3

Common Ringlet

Satyr Comma

Bramble Hairstreak

Northern Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot

John Heyse

Mt. Diablo peak and Mitchell Canyon
Contra Costa County, CA

57F, 74F with D. Rawlinson, J. Hibbard, and N. Asquith

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 6
  • Pale Swallowtail 7
  • Mustard White 13
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Sara Orangetip 15
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 6
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Edith's Checkerspot 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 4
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 5
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet 17
  • Propertius Duskywing 2

California Sister

Bramble Hairstreak

Acmon Blue

Painted Lady

Common Ringlet

Stephen E. Moore

Stecoah Gap
Graham County, NC

Mostly cloudy. We arrived just after a strong rainstorm. Nice male Dusky Azures.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • West Virginia White 14
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Dusky Azure 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

William D. Beck

County Park South Side of Zoo Miami; also Navy Wells Pineland Preserve
Miami-Dade County, FL

Now this is what I’m talking about!
:)

  • Palamedes Swallowtail
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Atala
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Fulvous Hairstreak
  • Cassius Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Meske's Skipper
  • Baracoa Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Baracoa Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Fulvous Hairstreak

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Atala

Curtis Lehman

Armstrong Trail
Armstrong County, PA

This is the earliest that I have ever observed a Monarch.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 28
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 100+
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 12
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 10

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Very dry. Nectar sources that were around last week are quickly disappearing. Purple thistle is almost spent, though some plants are managing a few new buds, which are oases in a parched land! Other nectar sources were a very few Nuttall’s thistle, daisy fleabane, southern guara, and sweet clover. There is some Coreopsis but very few butterflies are using it. Clear, sunny, then breezy. Surveyed from 9:40 am to 1:40. EPerry and RWarner.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 31
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 5
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 12
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 14
  • Whirlabout 65
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Arogos Skipper 21
  • Delaware Skipper 20
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 8
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 14
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 33

Dusted Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Monk Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Great Southern White

Whirlabout

Great Southern White

Skipper nectar party

Palmetto Skipper

Allen Belden

James River Park (south bank from Boulevard Bridge to 22nd St.)
Richmond city, VA

Sunny turning mostly cloudy, high in the mid 70s. I also saw two Silvery Checkerspot caterpillars on wingstem (Verbesina).

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Pearl Crescent 28
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Zabulon Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Sootywing

Silvery Checkerspot caterpillar

Common Checkered-Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

Stecoah Gap, near Robbinsville
Graham County, NC

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • West Virginia White 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Dusky Azure 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dusky Azure

Dusky Azure

West Virginia White

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE
Douglas County, NE

It was 57 degrees and windy. Partly cloudy. We were surprised at how many butterflies we did see

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 15
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 1

Brett Badeaux

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, breezy in afternoon.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Becker's White 8
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sara Orangetip common
  • Sleepy Orange 10
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Leda Ministreak 6
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Marine Blue 15+
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Acmon Blue 7
  • Mormon Metalmark 1
  • California Patch 20+
  • Tiny Checkerspot 6
  • Variable Checkerspot 7
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • Queen 4
  • Funereal Duskywing 12
  • White Checkered-Skipper 20+
  • Northern White-Skipper 20+
  • Mojave Sootywing 1
  • Orange Skipperling 2
  • Juba Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Becker's White

Orange Skipperling

Juba Skipper

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

65F
I counted 20 Pipevine Swallowtails in one hour. There might have been 100 over the day. I call them blue swallowtails, an alternate name. I have no pipevine in my yard, but there must be some nearby.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 20+
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 1

John Heyse

carquinez shoreline, crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

62 F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 14
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Ringlet 12

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Stephen E. Moore

Holly Shelter Game Land
Pender County, NC

With Jeff Pippen, Jim Brock, Wendy Miller, Elise Barry, Garry Kessler, Annie Reid and Barbara Volkle

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 60+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Frosted Elfin 3
  • Little Metalmark 11
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 35+
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Dusted Skipper 6
  • Reversed Roadside-Skipper 2

Edward Perry IV

Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area
Brevard County, FL

Warm and sunny. Surveyed butterflies from 9:40 to 2:40 along road shoulders after park entrance, Powerline Road, and Fish Hole Road. Nectar sources included purple and Nuttall’s thistle, sweet clover, Coreopsis, pickerel weed, lyre leaf sage, southern guara, and plenty of daisy fleabane.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 77
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 45
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 13
  • Northern Cloudywing 21
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 7
  • Swarthy Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 103
  • Southern Broken-Dash 19
  • Sachem 2
  • Delaware Skipper 10
  • Byssus Skipper 10
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 8
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 98

Delaware Skipper

Little Metalmark

Little Yellow

Byssus Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Whirlabout nectar party

Palamedes Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Eufala Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Monk Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Byssus Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Stephen E. Moore

Fort Macon
Carteret County, NC

Crystal Skipper form

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Dusted Skipper 28

Denis C. Quinn

Havre de Grace- 21078
Harford County, MD

An early first for me, even here in northern Maryland.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 1

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Clear skies, very warm

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1

American Snout

Palamedes Swallowtail

Question Mark

William D. Flack

Fiskdale
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 3

Curtis Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Spring Azure
  • Red Admiral
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Andrew Block

72 Pondfield Rd. West, Bronxville,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2

Marcus Gray

Clinton Wildlife Management Area.
Hunterdon County, NJ

Dog Training Area.

  • Cabbage White 47
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 19
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Gray Hairstreak

Matthew Dilley

Near Manheim Township High School
Lancaster County, PA

Was not able to take a photo.

  • Monarch 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

Croatan National Forest, near Havelock
Craven County, NC

Butterflies observed along eastern Catfish Lake Road

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 25
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Southern Pearly-eye

Palamedes Swallowtail

Clouded Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Mark and Holly Salvato

Fort Macon State Park
Carteret County, NC

  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 12

Dusted Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Brett Badeaux

San Mateo Canyon Wilderness
Riverside County, CA

Mostly sunny, low 60s, breezy in afternoon. A few common species seen here last year were noticeably absent or few in number. Gabb’s Checkerspot seems to be having a great year.

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 9
  • Sara Orangetip common
  • California Dogface 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 40
  • Silvery Blue 4
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Mormon Metalmark common
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 32
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • California Sister 9
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 3
  • Mournful Duskywing common
  • Funereal Duskywing common

Common Buckeye

Sara Orangetip

Gabb's Checkerspot

Gabb's Checkerspot

John Heyse

Franklin Canyon Rd.
Contra Costa County, CA

66F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1

Jim Wilkinson

Trinity Cemetery, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2

Gray Hairstreak

Stephen E. Moore

Wilmington airport grounds
Pender County, NC

  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Melanie Link Taylor

Melanie Link Taylor Teaching Garden
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Partly sunny around noon with temp in upper 60s. Three Cabbage Whites constantly flew around, not landing anywhere to have a picture taken.

  • Cabbage White 3

Melanie Link Taylor

Melanie Link Taylor Teaching Garden
San Bernardino County, CA

It is unusual for our zone (7b) to have a daffodil for a Western Tiger Swallowtail to enjoy.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1

Western Tiger Swallowtail

William D. Flack

Fiskdale
Worcester County, MA

A little cooler today. Two Spring Azures!

  • Spring Azure 2

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

65F
Sara Orangetip is rare in my yard; this is my third.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 17
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sara Orangetip 1

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1

Jim Springer

Green Ridge State Forest
Allegany County, MD

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Olympia Marble 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 25
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 8
  • Sleepy Duskywing 7
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 60
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 13

Olympia Marble

Zebra Swallowtail

Juniper Hairstreak

Cobweb Skipper

Pipevine Swallowtail

Chris Edwards

Fox River Wildlife Area
Van Buren County, IA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 10

Curtis Lehman

Friendship Hill National Historic Site
Fayette County, PA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7

Eastern Pine Elfin

Zebra Swallowtail

Curtis Lehman

near Dunbar, PA
Fayette County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • West Virginia White 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5

William D. Beck

Interstate 10 and 3307 Road Exit
Sutton County, TX

Wildflowers near this location have to be at peak!

  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Oak Hairstreak
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Red Admiral
  • Red Satyr
  • Monarch

Juniper Hairstreak

Red Satyr

Oak Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

John Lampkin

Fort DeSoto Park
Pinellas County, FL

With Robert Epstein, Sandy Shaull and David Miller;
5 hours, 72-84, sun and clouds.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 9
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 5
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 8
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 16

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

White M Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile West of US route 1 on MD/PA border 19362
Chester County, PA

Surprise! Two Swallowtails seen on newly blooming Lilac Bush and 4 more on totally opened Appalachian Plum tree, after skies cleared late afternoon.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

William D. Flack

Fiskdale
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Mourning Cloak

Marcus Gray

Hudson Farm
Sussex County, NJ

Butterflies seen passively during the NJ Chapter of The Wildlife Society field tour.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Melanie Link Taylor

Residential Butterfly Garden
San Bernardino County, CA

So glad to have a pot of pansies for our new Western Tiger Swallowtail butterflies. We have all the necessary trees for a Swallowtail maternity ward!

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Jim Wilkinson

Welty Road
Frederick County, MD

large grove of Red Cedar along roadside

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Red Admiral

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Survey with Della Wells. Clear skies, light breeze, temperatures 55-74 F.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Spring Azure 40
  • American Lady 3

Chris Edwards

Shimek State Forest-Farmington Unit
Van Buren County, IA

Goatweed Leafwing is very rare in the state. Eighteen species for the day is unusual for this early in the season.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Gray Comma 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 10
  • Goatweed Leafwing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6

Chris Edwards

Shimek State Forest-Croton Unit
Lee County, IA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Gray Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 15
  • Monarch 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5

Mike Reese

Mariner's Trail, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County, WI

I didn’t expect to see a butterfly at 7:15pm with a temperature of 39 degrees but…

  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Curtis Lehman

Indian Creek Valley Trail
Fayette County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 26
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • West Virginia White 100+
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6

West Virginia White

William D. Flack

Fiskdale.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 8

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Warren A. Jacobs

Marlborough Twp
Montgomery County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing

Spring Azure

Chris Blazo

Bricker Rd. Field SGL #76
Franklin County, PA

Four of the nine Eastern Tiger’s were Appalachian ssp. Rainy to start then beautiful. Sunny, blue skies near 70 degrees and a light breeze.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 42
  • Clouded Sulphur 15
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 12

Spicebush Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Stephen E. Moore

Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1

Stephen E. Moore

Delaney Wetlands in Stow
Middlesex County, MA

1 Azure was form marginata

  • Spring Azure 4

Matt Orsie

Catawba Creek
Botetourt County, VA

Partly to Mostly Cloudy. 80 degrees

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 40
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Dreamy Duskywing 4
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 14
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 3

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Gemmed Satyr

Juniper Hairstreak

Andy Birkey

Fort Snelling State Park
Hennepin County, MN

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 30+
  • Red Admiral 15

American Lady

Eastern Comma

Ken Wilson

Roberts Ranch, Descanso
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 70 degrees, light breeze. This site is still weeks away. Buckwheat is not in bloom yet.

  • Melissa Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 1

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Melissa Blue

Ken Wilson

Mount Laguna
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 70 degrees, the wind went from mild to windy as it got later in the day. Had several no ID duskywings.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Indra Swallowtail 3
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Pearly Marble 3
  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • Bramble Hairstreak 2
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Boisduval's Blue 7
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Juba Skipper 1

Spring Azure

Boisduval's Blue

Sleepy Duskywing

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Cabbage White 2

Venice Kelly

CR 103- dirt road 4 miles north of nederland
Boulder County, CO

it was mostly sunny, about 58F and breezy. most of this road is southern exposure. spring beauties and candy tufts are blooming. i was surprised to see a Two-banded Checkered-Skipper this early. they usually begin to fly mid to late May. also the Olympia marble is a first time sighting at this location. we have been monitoring this location for 8 years.
lots of Painted Ladies right now.

  • Spring White 1
  • Olympia Marble 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 13
  • Hoary Comma 5
  • Painted Lady 43
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 1

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve
Suffolk County, NY

  • Cabbage White common
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 6
  • American Lady 1

Gray Hairstreak

Jim Springer

Near Covington
Alleghany County, VA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Silvery Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • American Lady 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 10
  • Sleepy Duskywing 40
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 250
  • Grizzled Skipper 3

Grizzled Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Andrew Block

Dennings Ave., Beacon,
Dutchess County, NY

Seen in the open field at end of the road south of the parking lot for the walking trail.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Lady 2

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

3-6 PM. Still very dry. Bidens, lantana, fogfruit and sleepy morning were nectar sources.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 12
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 12
  • White Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 14

American Lady

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Ceraunus Blue

Cassius Blue

Chris Blazo

Woodcove Rd. near the village of Lemasters
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Monarch 1

Chris Blazo

Red Rock Rd. along Licking Creek
Franklin County, PA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 11
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Falcate Orangetip 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 16
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Grandeur Peak - Millcreek Canyon
Salt Lake County, UT

Only made it to first saddle (7500ft)

Saw Commas too but could not ID.

  • Anise Swallowtail 5
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • Painted Lady

William D. Flack

Fiskdale.
Worcester County, MA

Two more Mourning Cloaks, Happy Easter

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Allan R. Loudell

White Clay Creek Preserve
Chester County, PA

Easter Sunday afternoon: 1-hour walk, 3:30—4:30 p.m.
Partial sunshine alternating with cloud cover, 85 degrees.
My first Swallowtails & Fritillaries of the year.

Possible Falcate Orangetip flying low, but it never landed. Unlike at nearby Lums Pond State Park, DE and Nottingham County Park, PA, I’ve never seen a Falcate Orangetip here in 20+ years

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

Julie Appleget

Chassahowitzka WMA
Hernando County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 19
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Appalachian Brown 6
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 17
  • Little Wood-Satyr 11
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

American Lady

William D. Beck

General Hitchcock Campground, St Catalina Mtns
Pima County, AZ

Still water along the canyon bottoms…..beautiful

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Southern Dogface
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Spring Azure
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Pacuvius Duskywing

Red-spotted Purple

Pacuvius Duskywing

Pacuvius Duskywing

Mournful Duskywing

Mike Reese

Trillium Trail, Woodland Dunes, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County, WI

My first butterflies of the year in Manitowoc County. I saw all four species nectaring on a single willow.

  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 6
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2

Red Admiral

Painted Lady, Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Eastern Comma

American Lady

American Lady

Ronald Hedden

White River Lake
Crosby County, TX

Overcast and windy; not so great for counting butterflies.

  • Checkered White common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Lyside Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 6
  • American Snout common
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Gorgone Checkerspot common
  • Vesta Crescent 5
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Goatweed Leafwing 2
  • Red Satyr 5
  • Outis Skipper 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Orange Skipperling 3
  • Sachem 4
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 8
  • Dotted Roadside-Skipper 2

Question Mark

Bordered Patch

Common Buckeye

Red Satyr

Common Sootywing

Marcus Gray

Gray residence.
Chesterfield County, VA

Butterflies seen in the yard during the egg hunt.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge, New York
Westchester County, NY

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 15
  • American Lady 2

Milton Collins

Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Christina Hargis

Austin
Travis County, TX

  • Question Mark 3

Question Mark

Ken Wilson

Bob's Gap
Los Angeles County, CA

Sunny, 76 degrees, light breeze. Temps didn’t reach mid 60s until noon. Several no ID Duskywings. One no ID sulphur.

  • Pearly Marble 1
  • Sara Orangetip common
  • Bramble Hairstreak 2
  • Dotted Blue 7
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Mormon Metalmark 5
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 3
  • Painted Lady 3

Dotted Blue

Acmon Blue

Sagebrush Checkerspot

Ken Wilson

Wrightwood
San Bernardino County, CA

Sunny, 72 degrees, windy. I stopped to search lupine found along roadside.

  • Arrowhead Blue 2

Arrowhead Blue

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

9:45 - 4:15; weather- 74 - 84 degrees, winds 10 - 17, partly cloudy all day. SFarnsworth, LRhodes, DRhodes, NPrine, LCooper. Thistles main nectar source but fading fast. Many roadside Daisy Fleabanes also blooming. Small patch pickerelweed in dry swale.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 9
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 40
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Little Metalmark 15
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 10
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 5
  • Northern Cloudywing 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 9
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 13
  • Whirlabout 160
  • Southern Broken-Dash 14
  • Arogos Skipper 21
  • Delaware Skipper 22
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 24
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 14
  • Twin-spot Skipper 85

Dusted Skipper, Twin-spot Skipper

skipper nectar party

Dotted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Monk Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper, Delaware Skipper

Arogos Skipper, Swarthy Skipper

Marcus Gray

North Bank Trail (Texas Beach), James River Park System
Richmond city, VA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

60F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 12
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Monarch 2

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Juniper Hairstreak

Curtis Lehman

Cedar Creek County Park
Westmoreland County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1

William D. Flack

Fiskdale
Worcester County, MA

lot’s of sun, Sugar Moisture and sap from Maple Trees. Butterfly heaven!

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 9

Andy Birkey

Coldwater Spring, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Hennepin County, MN

A bit of sunshine between storms. 67 degrees today. The admirals and ladies were visiting ground ivy which has just started to bloom.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 10+

Cabbage White

American Lady

Red Admiral

Jim Egbert

Plantation Is. Gulf Shores,and Bay Rd. Magnolia Springs
Baldwin County, AL

Mostly Sunny
Wind. Southerly
Winds. 10 - 15
Temps low 60s - mid 70s

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3

Cabbage White

Whirlabout

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Pioneer Trail
Morgan County, UT

Elevation: ~6400ft
Sunny almost 50 degrees (around 1pm)

Only made it about 1/4 - 1/2 mile due to a higher than usual Spring run-off. (All the rocks and logs I usually hop across were under water.)

  • Painted Lady 4

Allen Belden

James River Park (Pony Pasture area)
Richmond city, VA

Orange clearly seen on sulphurs in flight.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 9
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • American Snout 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Eastern Comma 16
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Orange Sulphur

Juvenal's Duskywing

Michael Diederich

Pine Cliff Preserve, Pine Cliff Road, Chappaqua, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Rick Cheicante

Green Ridge State Forest
Allegany County, MD

Spring Azures included candidates for the form marginata of C. lucia.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Olympia Marble 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure common
  • Silvery Blue 18
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 7
  • Dreamy Duskywing 12
  • Sleepy Duskywing 30
  • Juvenal's Duskywing abundant
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3

Juvenal's Duskywing, Dreamy Duskywing

Eastern Pine Elfin

Sleepy Duskywing

Meadow Fritillary

Robert Bell

Shawnee State Forest
Adams County, OH

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Zebra Swallowtail 40
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 100+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 15
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Falcate Orangetip 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Henry's Elfin 14
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing abundant
  • Juvenal's Duskywing superabundant

Robert Bell

Lynx Prairie preserve
Adams County, OH

from parking lot only.
Monarch was very faded.

  • Juniper Hairstreak 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1

Juniper Hairstreak

Robert Bell

Chaparal Prairie preserve
Adams County, OH

9:30 to 10:30AM

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 10
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Brett Badeaux

Near Kwaaymii Point and Garnet Peak
San Diego County, CA

Full sun but only 55 to 59F, cool but light wind. Despite the low temps, multiple hilltops had a lot of good butterfly activity! Didn’t ID many of the duskywings as I was rather pressed for time.

  • Anise Swallowtail 6
  • Indra Swallowtail 8
  • Pale Swallowtail 6
  • Spring White 3+
  • Checkered White 1+
  • Pearly Marble 3+
  • Sara Orangetip 20+
  • Gray Marble 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 8
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 15+
  • Mormon Metalmark 1
  • Leanira Checkerspot 12+
  • California Tortoiseshell 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • West Coast Lady 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3+
  • Propertius Duskywing 5+
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 4+
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Northern White-Skipper 1

Indra Swallowtail

Pearly Marble

Pacuvius Duskywing

California Tortoiseshell

Leanira Checkerspot

Northern Cloudywing

Curtis Lehman

Youghiogheny River Trail
Fayette County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • West Virginia White 100+
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

West Virginia White

Venice Kelly

sherwood creek drainage at caribou open space
Boulder County, CO

elevation 8,632’ full sun breezy 65F. we were there from
11AM to 12:45

  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Green Comma 1
  • Hoary Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 7
  • Painted Lady 2

Variegated Fritillary

Sheridan's Hairstreak

Mark and Holly Salvato

South Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, Vero Beach
Indian River County, FL

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Oak Hairstreak 2
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Oak Hairstreak

Cassius Blue

Fulvous Hairstreak

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

61F
The Painted Ladies were apparently hatches rather than migrants.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 10
  • Painted Lady 2

John Heyse

Fernandez Ranch, Muir Land Trust
Contra Costa County, CA

56F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Large Marble 2
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Ringlet 4

Large Marble

Marcus Gray

Killens Pond State Park
Kent County, DE

Pondside Trail.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 17

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Andrew Block

Stratford Point Audubon Center, Stratford,
Fairfield County, CT

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1

Chris Blazo

Williamson Redbud & Cedar Forest
Franklin County, PA

A large forested area amongst farmlands mainly consisting of Redbud and Cedar trees. Also contains oak and very little maple. Mostly sunny @ 67 degrees.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 29
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Henry's Elfin 8
  • Juniper Hairstreak 15
  • White M Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

White M Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Henry's Elfin

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jeanette Klodzen

Dog Lake Trail (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Was sunny earlier in the day, but cloudy and only 43 degrees when I saw these flying.

Around 7300 ft on the south facing slope - clear of snow. When the trail turned north, it was still snow covered.

  • Painted Lady 2

William D. Flack

Fiskdale
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 5

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jerry McCormick

Dripping Springs Recreation Area, Deming
Luna County, NM

  • Juniper Hairstreak common
  • California Sister f

Juniper Hairstreak

California Sister

California Sister

Robert Bell

Shawnee State Forest
Scioto County, OH

Duskywings very abundant. Probably over 1000 in 3 hours. Guessing 1/4 of them could be Sleepies. The rest Juvenal’s.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 21
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 29
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Falcate Orangetip 23
  • Henry's Elfin 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 6
  • Sleepy Duskywing abundant
  • Juvenal's Duskywing superabundant

Henry's Elfin

Gemmed Satyr

American Snout

Steven Glynn

Manumuskin Preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

Mostly sunny, 66 degrees.

Pine Elfins and Orangetips were plentiful. Orangetips consisted of 29 males and 5 females.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 34
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 17
  • Juniper Hairstreak 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • American Lady 5
  • Sleepy Duskywing 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6

Sleepy Duskywing

Falcate Orangetip

Juniper Hairstreak

Eastern Pine Elfin

Falcate Orangetip

Brett Badeaux

Aguanga near the Dripping Springs Campground
Riverside County, CA

Partly cloudy with intervals of cloud cover, occasionally gusty, mid 60s.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Becker's White 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Sara Orangetip abundant
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Mormon Metalmark abundant
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 9
  • Variable Checkerspot 20+
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • California Sister 7
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 3

California Sister

Becker's White

Gabb's Checkerspot

Mormon Metalmark

Common Buckeye

Spring Azure

John Lampkin

Triple Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jean Evoy; 9:30-11:30
70’s
Prolonged drought conditions are taking a toll.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

William D. Flack

Fiskdale
Worcester County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Mourning Cloak

Jim Wilkinson

Trinity Cemetery
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Gray Hairstreak

Spring Azure

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE
Douglas County, NE

It was a wonderful day, sunny, no wind, around 70 degrees, humidity of 56$. Saw my first Henry’s Elfin in the parking lot garden on a Redbud tree.

  • Checkered White 21
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Monarch 3

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Bill Benner

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Ditto to everything Edward Perry IV says below. The thistles along the entrance road past the check-in station, and then along the roadside after turning left at the loop road T, had the most skippers and almost all of the Arogos.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 23
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 22
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 3
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Queen 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 8
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 9
  • Fiery Skipper 24
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 17
  • Whirlabout 128
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Arogos Skipper 10
  • Delaware Skipper 9
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 17
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 82
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Aaron's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Chris Blazo

Weber Rd. Power Line Cut
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 3

Gray Hairstreak

Question Mark

Eastern Comma

Gray Hairstreak

American Lady

John J. Collins

Branch Brook Park
Essex County, NJ

  • Eastern Comma 1

Stephen E. Moore

Westborough Wildlife Management Area
Worcester County, MA

Spring Azure form Lucia
55 degrees sunny

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Marcie Daniels

Backyard, Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

hot and sunny 80 degrees

  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Gulf Fritillary

Jeffrey Glassberg

Convent Station
Morris County, NJ

This is the first Eastern Pine Elfin I’ve ever seen in this suburban neighborhood. It flew by me, going north and never stopping.

  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1

Renee Davis

Liberty
Sullivan County, NY

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Dennis Holmes

Victorville
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 3
  • San Emigdio Blue abundant
  • Alkali Skipper 20
  • Sandhill Skipper 3

San Emigdio Blue

San Emigdio Blue

San Emigdio Blue

Alkali Skipper

Marcie Daniels

Ravenel
Charleston County, SC

Nature walk at county park….sunny, warm and 78 degrees

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1

Question Mark

American Lady

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Area was very dry. Nectar sources were purple thistle, Nuttall’s thistle, daisy fleabane, and sweet clover. Like an oasis in a desert, some purple thistles had as many as six species of butterflies on a single bloom! Weather was warm, sunny and dry. Only surveyed the road shoulders as turkey hunting was still in season until 1 pm this day. Most nectar sources were in ditch along road shoulders.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 90
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 8
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Little Metalmark 21
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 9
  • Pearl Crescent 25
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • White Peacock 5
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Queen 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 15
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 25
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 48
  • Whirlabout 173
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Arogos Skipper 16
  • Delaware Skipper 37
  • Aaron's Skipper 4
  • Palmetto Skipper 44
  • Dun Skipper 6
  • Monk Skipper 6
  • Dusted Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 106

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Skipper nectar party

Palamedes Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Whirlabout, Aaron's Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Northern Cloudywing

Monk Skipper, Twin-spot Skipper

Whirlabout

Monk Skipper, Dotted Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Little Metalmark

Skipper nectar party

Bill Benner

Ocala National Forest
Marion County, FL

Hopkins Prairie (very dry) and unpaved roads and edges south of Salt Springs.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 66
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Southern Cloudywing 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 46
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Delaware Skipper 7

Bill Benner

Lake Delancy Rec. Area, Ocala NF
Marion County, FL

Many cloudywings to sort through! some not identified. More butterflies than expected for dry habitat.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 21
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 18
  • Northern Cloudywing 17
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Matthew Ceplo

Rockland Country Club
Rockland County, NY

The start of another great year.

  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Robert Bell

Embury Road
Washtenaw County, MI

Along road and on trails.
Sunny with temperatures in mid 50’s.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Gray Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 7

William D. Flack

Fiskdale
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Spring Azure