Recent sightings

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Baccharis in full bloom, only butterflies visiting were Buckeyes.

California Tortoiseshells accompanied today by Mourning Cloaks, heading south.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Mylitta Crescent 4
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 23
  • Mourning Cloak 8
  • Common Buckeye 58
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 10
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Woodland Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

California Tortoiseshell

California Tortoiseshell

California Sister

Common Buckeye

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Ocola Skipper

Andrew Block

Sasco Hills Beach, Fairfield,
Fairfield County, CT

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Sachem 10
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Monarch

Clouded Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

47°-69°, mostly sunny light air movement. Mexican Sunflowers seem to be finished for butterflies although they still look good. Verbena and Lantana are the only plants being used at this point in time.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Sachem 7

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Steven Rosenthal

Cornell University Extension Farm Plots, East Meadow
Nassau County, NY

45 minute visit, bright sun, upper 60s. No frost here yet but more cold damp days than sunny ones recently.

  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 1-2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

John and Nancy Crosby

Sea Way NE, Shellman Bluff, GA
McIntosh County, GA

Cloudy, 82 degrees. So Happy to see the Little Metalmarks! They are our neighborhood speciality and we don’t see them often enough.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 16
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 18
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 7

Ocola Skipper

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

Seth Ausubel

Washington Crossing
Bucks County, PA

Quite late at this latitude.

  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Andrew Block

Allen's Meadow Park, Wilton,
Fairfield County, CT

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2

Marcus Gray

Drew University
Morris County, NJ

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 2

Denis C. Quinn

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

31° to 62° changeable skies light breeze. Our first light frost did not kill everything but it is hurting. Today’s sighting of the Red-banded Hairstreak is the first for this year! Extremely slow for any hirstreaks nearby in 2019.

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem 3

Red-banded Hairstreak

Common Checkered-Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Red-banded Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny With light breeze and 58 degrees.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper

Andrew Block

Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx,
Bronx County, NY

  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Schooley Mill Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

John and Nancy Crosby

Sea Way NE, Shellman Bluff, GA
McIntosh County, GA

Beautiful fall day high to be in the 70’s! Sunny around noon. Gulf Fritillary is on it’s host plant, Passion Vine.

  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5

Zebra Heliconian

Zebra Heliconian

Zebra Heliconian

Painted Lady

Gulf Fritillary

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Painted Lady

John Lampkin

Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With the FLorida Birding and Nature Festival.
John Lampkin, Rob Epstein and Brandt Hennigsen, co-leaders; Bert Alm, Nikki Bales and Vicki Parsons.
1 - 3:30; 100% cloudy giving way to sprinkles 82 degrees and comfortable.
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak and Mangrove Skipper are new site records.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 20
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 7
  • Mangrove Skipper 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper abundant
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 27
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 11

Mangrove Skipper

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak