Recent sightings

William D. Beck

Box Canyon nr Madera Canyon, Santa RIta Mtns
Pima County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Tailed Orange
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Leda Ministreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Palmer's Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Mourning Cloak
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Tropical Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • California Sister
  • Empress Leilia
  • Nabokov's Satyr
  • Queen
  • Arizona Skipper
  • Acacia Skipper
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Orange Skipperling
  • Arizona Giant-Skipper

California Sister

puddle party

Arizona Giant-Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Tailed Orange

Nabokov's Satyr

Arizona Giant-Skipper

Tropical Buckeye

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Very windy, temperature 82 degrees 430pm. Had some rain earlier, but was brief. Monarchs were flying in the strong winds of 35 sometimes 40mph

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 2

Common Checkered-Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

Cloudy, low seventies and some butterfly activity.The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was chased off of Sunflowers in adjacent field while mowing and never set down again to my knowledge. Poor cell phone pix.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Alan R Mennig

White Horse Village Retirement Community
Delaware County, PA

  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

Joanne Langabee

my back yard Bellevue, NE
Sarpy County, NE

Been seeing lots of butterflies in my back yard this week. This evening exciting to see a bordered patch. Have been putting watermelon rind out and have had Red Admirals, Eastern Comma, Question Mark, Hackberry Emperor and Viceroy on it

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 20
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2

Red-spotted Purple

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Cloudless Sulphur

Viceroy

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Bordered Patch

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 12

American Lady

White M Hairstreak

Denis C. Quinn

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

Surprised to see Ocola Skipper on Beefsteak Plant, where I usially get bees, Hairstreaks, Blues and White Sulphurs.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 15
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 12
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Sachem

Ocola Skipper

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Few and sparse nectar sources but a good bloom of Florida Paintbrush looks just a week or so away. I think I might have found the first two eclosed Arogos Skippers for the fall season for this area; both were males perched high atop their own Rayless Sunflower. One flicked his wings nicely when a sweat bee approached his flower and I was able to catch the wings partially open—revealing the dorsal pattern and the animal’s sex. Other nectar sources were Tall Elephant’s Foot and morning glory which had started to close by the time I arrived. Full sun and hot; the car thermometer said 94 degrees! Yikes!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 13
  • Cloudless Sulphur 22
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 9
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 5
  • Viceroy 2
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 4
  • Arogos Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Palmetto Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Southern Broken-Dash

Arogos Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Confused Cloudywing

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Bill Berthet

Jennings State Forest
Clay County, FL

Sunny Winds SE 5-10 High 80’s Elev.102 ft. 11:40-02:10

Surveyed: Live Oak Lane Forest Road into Jennings S.F. for 2/5th of a mile. Bidens alba (Beggar Ticks/Romerillo) was growing on both sides of the road and the only nectar source in this survey.

Notable Skippers observed include Meske’s Dion Berry’s
Silver-spotted and 5 Yehl skippers. The most I have ever seen in one day.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 11
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 51
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 37
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 61
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 87
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Zarucco Duskywing 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 31
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 6
  • Byssus Skipper 1
  • Yehl Skipper 5
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 101

Berry's Skipper

Dion Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Ocola Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Zebra Heliconian

Cloudless Sulphur

Gray Hairstreak

Sleepy Orange

Gulf Fritillary

Yehl Skipper

Amelia Grimm

Long Beach trail and beach area, National Key Deer Refuge, Big Pine Key
Monroe County, FL

91 degrees, light wind. Nectar plants include Goatweed, Blue Porterweed and Samphire. LWilliams and AGrimm, 9:50 - 11:35.

  • Great Southern White 6
  • Large Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 26
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 1

Mangrove Skipper

Large Orange Sulphur

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Finally a sunny day. Lots of monarchs in the forest. We were out 4.5 hours starting around 9:30

  • Cabbage White 71
  • Orange Sulphur 18
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 19
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 82
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 28
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 150
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 27
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 18
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Jim Wilkinson

Troy Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 20
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Painted Lady

Ocola Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Overcast with rainfall in SE MI. After the rain stopped, a monarch visited certified garden #2490. Temp of 78 degrees and humid

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

A different White-M Hairstreak than on 9-18–fresh

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 15

White M Hairstreak

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

From 2:25 - 3:40 PM.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 16
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 8

Michael Drake

Bartram Gardens
Philadelphia County, PA

80 degree and partly sunny

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem abundant

Brant Reif

Jordan Creek Greenbelt Trail
Polk County, IA

I’ve been impressed by the work the West Des Moines Parks and Rec Department has done on planting native species therefore ensuring both nectar sources and Milkweed for butterflies. The Monarchs have been extremely abundant here in our community on their migration path back to Mexico.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch abundant

Monarch

Monarch

Chloe Leech

Longwood Gardens, Longwood, Pennsylvania
Chester County, PA

Located in their meadow many butterflies. Numerous Monarchs.

  • Monarch numerous

Monarch