Recent sightings

Rich Kelly

Jones Beach State Park
Nassau County, NY

  • American Copper 2
  • American Lady 22

American Copper

American Lady

Andrew Block

Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch,
Monmouth County, NJ

The ladies were coming in off the ocean continuously.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Painted Lady common

Denis C. Quinn

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

Very breezy, full sun and temperature in the upper sixties.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 1

Tony Brigagliano Squire (Raven)

Washington Park, (block 3), Union City
Hudson County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3

Mark Salvato

US Fish and Wildlife Service Field Office, Vero Beach
Indian River County, FL

With Shawn Christopherson and Roxanna Hinzman.

  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1

Great Purple Hairstreak

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Michael Diederich

Chappaqua Friends Nursery School, Route 120, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2

John J. Collins

Duke Island Park, Bridgewater
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Comma 2

Michael Diederich

Battery Park Gardens, Lower Manhattan
New York County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Tiffany Stahl

Morris Arboretum
Montgomery County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4

Henry Kindervatter

Mercer County Park
Mercer County, NJ

Another check of the power line area of the park for Falcate orangetips, which have been fairly abundant over the last week and a half. The trip lasted from 3:30 - 5:00, with alternating sun and clouds and a temperature around 80ºF. Eight Falcate orangetips (7 male and 1 female) were seen, along with several other species.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Falcate Orangetip

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(23-146) Limited time, but nice variety. First American Lady of the year for me at this site.

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 35
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 5
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 13
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 14
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 14
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • White Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Monk Skipper 5
  • Obscure Skipper 3

American Lady

American Lady

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mangrove Skipper

Cassius Blue

Monk Skipper

Orange-barred Sulphur

Southern Skipperling

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4

Juniper Hairstreak

Steve Carbol

Boynton Beach, Bellaggio community
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Great Southern White 3
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 10
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • White Peacock 14
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Denis C. Quinn

2 miles south of Kirkwood, PA 17536
Lancaster County, PA

newly emerged pastures area

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 22
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 7

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

A fantastic day butterflying.10 species of butterflies which is good for this time of year. Right at 400 butterflies, mostly Red Admirals. Temperature mid 60 and wind less 10 mph. Out for 4 hours.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 33
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 332

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Gray Hairstreak

Spring Azure

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Painted Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Steven Glynn

Florida Canyon area
Pima County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 8
  • Spring White 4
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Marine Blue 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Bordered Patch 9
  • Tiny Checkerspot common
  • Elada Crescent common
  • Texan Crescent common
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Tropical Buckeye 1
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing abundant
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 3
  • White-barred Skipper 1

Bordered Patch

Elada Crescent

Golden-headed Scallopwing

Orange Skipperling

Spring White

Tiny Checkerspot

White-barred Skipper

Laurel Rhodes

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

With Jane Wallace and Jean Evoy (photo). Low 80s, full sun. Wind minimal. Observed roadside for about 1 hour. The plentiful Dusted Skippers were attracted to thistles only for nectar rather than other alternative nectar sources.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Dusted Skipper abundant

Dusted Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Mustard White 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 18
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 30
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • Painted Lady 42
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Ringlet 82
  • Mournful Duskywing 1

Jim Wilkinson

Trinity Church, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Eastern Pine Elfin

Wild Indigo Duskywing