Recent sightings

Jim Wilkinson

Indian Springs WMA
Washington County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Harvester 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Question Mark

Dun Skipper

Tawny Emperor

Harvester

Harvester

Douglas Johnson

Big Bog St. Recreation Area, bog boardwalk
Beltrami County, MN

12:50 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.; 78 to 80 F.; not much except for the Jutta Arctic which was a good find as on the edge of its range; bog laurel and bog rosemary in bloom

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Northern Crescent 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • White Admiral 45
  • Viceroy 1
  • Jutta Arctic 1

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Jutta Arctic

Rich Kelly

Oakland Lake, Bayside
Queens County, NY

  • Cabbage White 22
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 13

Least Skipper

Rich Kelly

Alley Pond Environmental Center, Douglaston Marsh
Queens County, NY

  • Cabbage White 22
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Little Glassywing

Linda Cooper

Oakmulgee WMA
Bibb County, AL

9:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Weather 78°-88°, mostly cloudy all day. Drove forest roads. Nectar: phlox, fleabane, coreopsis, rudbeckia, Common selfheal, butterfly weed.
POgard, LCooper.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Zebra Swallowtail 14
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 32
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 26
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 30
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 20
  • Pearl Crescent 35
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Hoary Edge 4
  • Southern Cloudywing 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Pipevine Swallowtail, Zebra Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Zebra Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Cabbage White

Zebra Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Little Yellow, Barred Yellow

Hoary Edge

American Lady

Appalachian Brown

Hoary Edge

Common Buckeye

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

We actually had to split the weekly walk because a storm came up yesterday so I finished it today. For the 2 days the weather was low 80 and little wind. Butterflies seen for the first time this year: Common Checkered-Skipper, Common Buckeye, Great Spangled Fritillary, Little Wood-Satyr

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 28
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 120
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Eastern Comma 19
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 331
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 24
  • Northern Pearly-eye 18
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4

Pearl Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Red Admiral

Little Wood-Satyr

Banded Hairstreak

Eastern Comma

Hackberry Emperor

Red Admiral

Orange Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

'Summer' Spring Azure

Variegated Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Robert A. Behrstock

Garden Canyon, Fort Huachuca
Cochise County, AZ

ONLY looked at butterflies on Arizona milkweed (Asclepias angustifolia). Other species were nectaring on thistle, introduced white sweet clover, but are not included here. 9:30-11:30 (some breaks), riparian corridor in Madrean Woodland.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Marine Blue 5
  • Arizona Metalmark 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Texan Crescent 4
  • Mylitta Crescent 5
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Tropical Buckeye 4
  • Desert Cloudywing 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 6
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing 1
  • Orange Skipperling 6
  • Cassus Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 3

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 5

Banded Hairstreak

Viceroy

Banded Hairstreak

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Humid sunny afternoon. Temp around 83.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Question Mark

Randy Harrod

Long Hunter State Park - Deer Trail Loop
Davidson County, TN

Wildflower garden looks like it’s no longer maintained

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 7

Carolina Satyr

Gemmed Satyr

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(20-104) Hot and hotter. Record number of Tawny’s for the preserve.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 11
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 11
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 26
  • Viceroy 2
  • Tawny Emperor 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Brazilian Skipper 2

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Little Yellow

Randy Harrod

Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area
Davidson County, TN

Great Spangled is lifer

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1

Carolina Satyr

Southern Dogface

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Douglas Johnson

Bear Den Landing Rd SW, Mississiippi Headwaters St. Forest
Beltrami County, MN

1 to 3 p.m. with some showers and then sun, 70 to 72 F. First Pink-edged Sulphur in the county seen this year which seems unsurprisingly a mite late.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 25+
  • Pink-edged Sulphur 1
  • Harvester 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 40+
  • Northern Crescent 40+
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • White Admiral 30+
  • Eyed Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Monarch 6
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • European Skipper 3
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Pink-edged Sulphur

Indian Skipper

Robert Bell

Thompson Harbor State Park
Presque Isle County, MI

Sunny. 80 degrees.
10:30AM to 4:00PM
With Gard Otis for the first couple of hours.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 7
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Tawny Crescent 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Mottled Duskywing 3
  • Columbine Duskywing 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 5
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Denis C. Quinn

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

Poor showing here this year, even Cabbage Whites. Hard to believe best day here so far this year.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4

John J. Collins

Negri-Nepote Grasslands
Somerset County, NJ

Sunny and warm.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Rich Kelly

William Cullen Bryant Preserve
Nassau County, NY

First Snout for me at this location.

  • Cabbage White 70
  • Banded Hairstreak 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 15
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 16
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

photo - a black and white anise swallowtail.
Saw an orange yellow and black anise, a yellow and black anise, and a pale yellow and black anise.

  • Anise Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Umber Skipper 1

Anise Swallowtail

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Overcast skies

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red Admiral 1