October 2012 Sightings

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 35
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 10

Sleepy Orange

Black Swallowtail

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Sachem 3

Common Buckeye

John Lampkin

Rockland Country Club, Sparkill [Golf Course]
Rockland County, NY

Weekly count with groundskeeper Matt Ceplo
With Jane Lampkin
+ 1 Black Swallowtail caterpillar
+ 1 duskywing sp

  • Cabbage White 14
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 13
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

James Fleullan

Bond Swamp NWR, Reid Station Rd.
Twiggs County, GA

Lifer Yehl Skipper!!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • American Lady 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 2
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Monarch 1
  • Clouded Skipper 10
  • Yehl Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Yehl Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

James Fleullan

Ocmulgee NM, Macon, Ga
Bibb County, GA

Texan Crescent!!

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 6
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr abundant
  • Monarch 1
  • Clouded Skipper 5

Texan Crescent

Texan Crescent

David L. Amadio

Rehobeth Beach boardwalk
Sussex County, DE

Very little nectar here. Only limited amounts of seaside goldenrod. The Little Yellow was flying south on the boardwalk.

  • Little Yellow 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 27
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 9

David L. Amadio

Cape Henlopen S.P. Gordon's pond parking area
Sussex County, DE

Observations made after 4 p.m. under cloudy skies and temps in the mid 80’s

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 10

David L. Amadio

Rehobeth Beach, Cape Henlopen S.P. Junction & Breakwater trail head
Sussex County, DE

Observations were made in a weedy field between the Tanger Seaside Outlet facility (Rt1) & Junction/Breakwater trail head.This can also be accessed via Holland Glade Road.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Checkered White 4
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 30
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 16
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 87
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem 13

Thomas Jantscher

Noelridge Park flower gardens
Linn County, IA

Sightings recorded over 1 hour and 5 minutes.
Weather: 76°F - 76°F
Habitat: Large multi-bed flower garden in developed semi-wooded residential neighborhood.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 30
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 35

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

White M Hairstreak

Monarch

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 4

Clouded Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Linda and Buck Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

An excellent place to see Berry’s Skipper especially in early October.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 60
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 28
  • White Peacock 48
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Queen 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 9
  • Fiery Skipper 24
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Delaware Skipper 15
  • Aaron's Skipper 28
  • Palmetto Skipper 31
  • Palatka Skipper 4
  • Berry's Skipper 10
  • Dusted Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 7
  • Ocola Skipper 25

Berry's Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Brad Ensing

Louisville, GE Factory
Jefferson County, KY

Was down at a training for GE Appliances in Louisville, KY. Had a couple breaks which entailed me checking around with my i-Phone. Made for some tough photos, but I got some in! Enjoyed the treat of ending the day with a Variegated Fritillary (photo attached) as well :) A couple beautiful pairs of Eastern Tailed Blues (female photo attached) as well.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Variegated Fritillary

Common Checkered-Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Bob Yukich

High Park
City of Toronto, ON

Deja vu all over again. 1st record for Toronto Region and the Northernmost record in Ontario. Forwarded by Alfred Adamo.

  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Michael Diederich

Spring Road Butterfly Garden, Spring Road, Chappaqua, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Mourning Cloak 1

David L. Amadio

Cape May County from Hereford Inlet to Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

Locations included Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, Cape May S.P., Nature Conservancy’s South Cape May Meadows, The Rea Farm, Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal, & various gardens & roadsides in Cape May Point.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 35
  • Little Yellow 3
  • American Copper 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 10
  • American Lady 16
  • Painted Lady 30
  • Red Admiral 27
  • Common Buckeye 36
  • Viceroy 5
  • Monarch 131
  • Long-tailed Skipper 41
  • Fiery Skipper 45
  • Sachem 111
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Rich Kelly, Steve Rosenthal

Jones Beach State Park
Nassau County, NY

First cooperative Cloudless Sulphur that I have ever had here.
Swarthy Skipper extremely late.
Big number of Fiery Skippers for this location.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 16
  • Red Admiral 32
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 80
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Sachem 4

Red Admiral

Cloudless Sulphur

Swarthy Skipper

Rich Kelly, Steve Rosenthal

Lido Beach
Nassau County, NY

Second cooperative Cloudless Sulphur I have ever had here.
Long-tail only allowed one photo. Although diagnostic, not postable.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 10
  • Mourning Cloak 7
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 15
  • Red Admiral 200
  • Monarch 90
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 13
  • Sachem 4

Mourning Cloak

Cloudless Sulphur

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman St. Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly count with Alan Wells
Temps in the mid-70’s

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 6
  • Painted Lady 1

Linda and Buck Cooper and Central Florida Nature Fest participants

Disney Wilderness Preserve
Polk County, FL

This 11,000 preserve covers both Polk and Osceola Counties. This field trip was part of the Central Florida Nature Fest. We covered the area by swamp buggy, totally necessary because of all the rain central Florida has received this summer and fall. Soldier are not common this far north.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 10
  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 16
  • Cloudless Sulphur 50
  • Barred Yellow 25
  • Little Yellow 25
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • White Peacock 6
  • Viceroy 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 12
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 8
  • Soldier 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 15
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Soldier

Matthew O'Donnell

Meadowood Special Recreation Area
Fairfax County, VA

Most butterflies at the pollination garden at the Mustang trailhead. 4 Monarch caterpillars.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 40
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Monarch 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Sachem 60

Red-banded Hairstreak

Lew Rosenberg, Sheila Rosenberg, Steve Rosenthal

Floyd Bennett Field
Kings County, NY

Common Checkered Skippers were observed across road from nursery on lawn with their host plant, Common Mallow (Cheeses) and in grasses nearby the Cricket field. We saw 5 individuals but might have seen more if not for very windy conditions. Photo by Lew Rosenberg.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 12
  • Painted Lady 60+
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 50+
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Sachem 12

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

Tiger Swallowtail seems late

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 10

Eastern Comma

Long-tailed Skipper

John Lampkin

Kakiat Park, Suffern
Rockland County, NY

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

This is what is affectionately known as ‘The Death by Skipper’ trip undertaken annually in October. Linda Cooper, Dave and Marga Cutler, Sue Farnsworth, Dusty and Laurel Rhodes, Jean Evoy, Bob Vance. KPPSP is as wet as we have seen it in several years. October rainfall here is already above average.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 62
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 25
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 23
  • Barred Yellow 16
  • Little Yellow 33
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 17
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 16
  • Common Buckeye 26
  • White Peacock 77
  • Viceroy 6
  • Carolina Satyr 20
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Queen 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 22
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Delaware Skipper 9
  • Aaron's Skipper 15
  • Palmetto Skipper 14
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 7
  • Eufala Skipper 5
  • Twin-spot Skipper 12
  • Ocola Skipper 20

Palmetto Skipper

Matthew O'Donnell

Huntley Meadows Park
Fairfax County, VA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

John Eric DiOrio

28 Main St; Heislerville,NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Red Admiral 1

John Eric DiOrio

East Point Lighthouse, Heislerville, Cumberland County
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Monarch 43

Wil Schulte

McNeill
Pearl River County, MS

Found a goatweed leafwing (Anaea andria) … the first ever seen in the 6 years we’ve lived here.

  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper common

Matthew O'Donnell

Veteran's Park
Prince William County, VA

in the community garden plot near the park entrance.

3 Dainty Sulphurs, photograph of one submitted. Seen today by four observers and found last week by a butterfly/dragonfly survey group.

  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 20
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Dainty Sulphur

Ocola Skipper

Matthew O'Donnell

Meadowood Special Recreation Area
Fairfax County, VA

At the pollinator garden in the Mustang trailhead parking lot.

Two Monarach caterpillars found.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 40

Jim Wilkinson

Meadowbrook Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

West Friendship Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Sachem 5

James Fleullan

Ocmulgee NM
Bibb County, GA

31• low 61• current

  • White M Hairstreak 1

White M Hairstreak

Bart Jones

Eagle Lake WMA
Shelby County, TN

Southern Dogface showing the fall form with heavy pink veining.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 39
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 15
  • Sleepy Orange 22
  • Dainty Sulphur 100+
  • Gray Hairstreak 19
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 100+
  • Pearl Crescent 55
  • Question Mark 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 34
  • Viceroy 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 62
  • Clouded Skipper 9
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 75
  • Sachem 8
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Southern Dogface

Allan R. Loudell

Over Route 273 / 13 intersection
New Castle County, DE

Monarch seen flying south over busy intersection — 48 to 49 degrees, but sunny — 10 a.m.!

  • Monarch 1

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman St. Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly count with Alan Wells
With Della Wells
Proving that butterflying is possible even in 50 degree weather. However, we recommend it only for the desperate.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 2

Matthew O'Donnell

Pleasant Grove historic house area
Fluvanna County, VA

Just three butterflies flying by in the wind including one very orange grass skipper.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Allan R. Loudell

Dutch Neck Road (and adjoining dirt road / path) south of the C & D Canal south of Delaware City
New Castle County, DE

Windy afternoon, so most butterflies were found along the less windy dirt road / path.
But male Bronze Copper at rim of pond along Dutch Neck Road.
Eastern-Tailed Blues included one mating pair.

  • Cabbage White 25+
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Pearl Crescent 25+
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 25+
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Sandra Morrissey

My garden, Hartsdale
Westchester County, NY

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Fiery Skipper, Red Admiral

Glenn Koppel

Occoquan Bay NWR
Prince William County, VA

Good day for butterflies, especially being the coldest day so far this fall here.

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 31
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 21
  • Monarch 1

Sleepy Orange

Taffy Herridge

Harvey Creek, Sam Rayburn Lake, Broaddus
San Augustine County, TX

I didn’t think the queen was supposed to be in this county

  • Queen 1female

Queen

Alice Anderson

Organ Mts, trail to Achenbach Canyon
Dona Ana County, NM

Chenopodium watsonii and Heliomeris annua were abundant. Weather: sunny, no wind, comfortably cool. Elevation: 5000— 5500 ft.

  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue superabundant
  • Queen 1

Jane Scott

Manhattan
New York County, NY

Monarch flying in the underground train station at Penn Station. Took a ride in?

  • Monarch 1

Rich Kelly

Jones Beach State Park
Nassau County, NY

Many Red Admirals, and lesser numbers of Question Marks, actively migrating along the barrier beach.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 15
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 110
  • Monarch 10
  • Sachem 3

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

Most plants in the gardens killed by a recent frost

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 6

Sleepy Orange

Michael Diederich

Spring Road Butterfly Garden, Spring Road, Chappaqua, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Linda Cooper

National Butterfly Center gardens
Hidalgo County, TX

This covers butterflies seen by Buck and Linda Cooper October 18-21, 2012 in the gardens.
Black-banded Wasp Moth was unexpected.
Others have seen Red Rim and Four-spotted Sailor.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail common
  • Black Swallowtail common
  • Giant Swallowtail common
  • Giant White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface superabundant
  • Yellow Angled-Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur superabundant
  • Lyside Sulphur superabundant
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Tailed Orange common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Mimosa Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange few
  • Dainty Sulphur few
  • Gray Hairstreak few
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak few
  • Western Pygmy-Blue common
  • Cassius Blue few
  • Marine Blue few
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Fatal Metalmark few
  • Red-bordered Pixie 1
  • American Snout superabundant
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary common
  • Mexican Fritillary common
  • Bordered Patch few
  • Crimson Patch 1
  • Elada Crescent few
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • Vesta Crescent few
  • Phaon Crescent few
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady few
  • Painted Lady few
  • Red Admiral few
  • Common Buckeye few
  • White Peacock few
  • Malachite 3
  • Mexican Bluewing few
  • Common Mestra few
  • Guatemalan Cracker 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 2
  • Empress Leilia 2
  • Tawny Emperor superabundant
  • Monarch few
  • Queen superabundant
  • Soldier common
  • White-striped Longtail 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Brown-banded Skipper 1
  • White-patched Skipper few
  • Funereal Duskywing few
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper few
  • Laviana White-Skipper few
  • Julia's Skipper few
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Southern Skipperling common
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Southern Broken-Dash common
  • Sachem few
  • Common Mellana common
  • Eufala Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper common
  • Purple-washed Skipper 3

Black-banded Wasp Moth

Orange-barred Sulphur

White-striped Longtail

Guatemalan Cracker

Malachite

Red-bordered Pixie

Yellow Angled-Sulphur

Giant White

Matthew O'Donnell

Veteran's Park
Prince William County, VA

Finally found a Long-tailed Skipper after many attempts!

All butterflies near the park entrance, in asters just west of the gravel parking lot or around the community garden plots.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 15
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Long-tailed Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Craig Marks

western Cameron Parish
Cameron Parish, LA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 9
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Phaon Crescent abundant
  • Question Mark 2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 11
  • Queen 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 11
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Neamathla Skipper 6
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 13
  • Obscure Skipper 9
  • Ocola Skipper abundant

Michael Diederich

Old Chappaqua Road, Edith Macy Retreat, Chappaqua New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Matthew O'Donnell

Veteran's Park
Prince William County, VA

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 9
  • Sachem 14
  • Ocola Skipper 8

Dainty Sulphur

Andrew Block

Minute Man N.H.P., Concord,
Middlesex County, MA

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Steven Rosenthal

Jones Beach State Park, Central Mall
Nassau County, NY

brief visit ca 4:45 - 5pm

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 20
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 2

Steven Rosenthal

Lido Preserve, Lido Beach/Pt Lookout, New York
Nassau County, NY

3- 4:30 Buddelia blooms almost all gone, but lots of Baccharis in bloom; the year of the admiral lingers on.

  • Question Mark 12
  • Mourning Cloak 5-6
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 90
  • Monarch 2-3
  • Sachem 4

Warren A. Jacobs

Fulmer Rd Spring Mount
Montgomery County, PA

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Matthew O'Donnell

Julie Metz Wetland Mitigation area
Prince William County, VA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6

Gary Tetzlaff

Shoeless Joes Leamington, near Point Pelee
Essex County, incl. Windsor & Twp of Pelee, ON

Forwarded from Ontario Butterflies Google Group by Don Davis.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 18
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Painted Lady 17
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 56
  • Monarch 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 27
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Sachem 6

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman St. Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly Count with Alan Wells
Unusual sight of Monarch nectaring on Witch Hazel

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 2

Thomas Jantscher

Rand Park flower gardens, City of Keokuk
Lee County, IA

Sightings recorded from 1:50 pm - 3:50 pm.
Weather: 82°F- 80°F, partly cloudy, windy
Habitat: Multi-bed public flower garden in residential neighborhood on Mississippi River bluff

A great day for end-of-year butterflying!

Eufala Skipper is a very uncommon migrant.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 80
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 80
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Sachem

Sachem

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Carole Mebus

Riegelsville, weedy field at end of Fairmont St.
Bucks County, PA

Nice Indian Summer afternoon. Only American Copper I’ve seen this year. A “white form” sulphur. And Common Buckeyes all around.

  • American Copper
  • Common Buckeye

American Copper

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

DAINTY SULPHUR (1) new for site—smaller than Little Yellow with greenish yellow color in flight and orange at base of forewing; flight very close to ground, black bar on inner margin of forewing briefly visible in flight

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Sachem 4

Brett Budach

Kansas State University Gardens, Manhattan
Riley County, KS

The warm front got a lot of leps moving out in the gardens today. The most notable shift in species was a tremendous influx of Western Pygmy-blues and Eufala Skippers. This list is from spending 30 minutes on the KSU gardens.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow common
  • Dainty Sulphur abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Western Pygmy-Blue abundant
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Painted Lady common
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem superabundant
  • Eufala Skipper abundant

Western Pygmy-Blue

Eufala Skipper

Checkered White

Todd Eiben

Springfield Bog Metropark
Summit County, OH

80 degrees and Sunny. I looked for 2.5 hours. In addition to the butterflies, I saw 70+ American Bird Grasshoppers. I have never seen them before. They are large and fly very fast!

  • Cabbage White 58
  • Clouded Sulphur 82
  • Orange Sulphur 21
  • Cloudless Sulphur 14
  • Little Yellow 72
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • Pearl Crescent 21
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 22
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Long Dash 1

Andrew Block

NY Botanical Garden,
Bronx County, NY

  • Red Admiral 3+

Steven Rosenthal

Lido Preserve, Point Lookout/Lido Beach
Nassau County, NY

10:45-noon, the calm before the (tropical) storm

  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 12
  • Monarch 2

Linda Cooper

Frontera Audubon, Weslaco TX
Hidalgo County, TX

A good place for Silver-banded Hairstreaks and Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreaks. The Silver-banded in photo was a female laying eggs on balloonvine. Steve Moore, Barbara Volke, Buck Cooper, Linda Cooper. Photos by Linda F. Cooper

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak 4-5
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • American Snout abundant
  • Zebra Heliconian `
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • White Peacock `
  • Common Mestra 2
  • Tawny Emperor few
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen abundant
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Eufala Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak

Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Linda Cooper

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Cameron County, TX

Seen today from noon until 3 p.m. by Barbara Volke, Steve Moore, Buck Cooper, Linda Cooper. Photos by Linda F. Cooper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Boisduval's Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Clytie Ministreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue few
  • Rounded Metalmark 2
  • Blue Metalmark 5
  • Walker's Metalmark 2
  • American Snout few
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Band-celled Sister 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 12
  • Tawny Emperor few
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Queen common
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Mimosa Skipper 3
  • Mazans Scallopwing 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper common
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper few
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper few
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Julia's Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Southern Skipperling few
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Southern Broken-Dash common
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Band-celled Sister

Blue Metalmark

Blue Metalmark

Walker's Metalmark

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

The first butterflies here since Hurricane Sandy

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Sachem 1