April 2012 Sightings

Craig Marks

R. Evans/Grandview Prairie WMA
Hempstead County, AR

This was a two day total for March 31 and April 1.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Orange Sulphur abundant
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Sleepy Orange 9
  • Frosted Elfin 20+
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 17
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Question Mark 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Goatweed Leafwing 11
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr abundant
  • Monarch 20+
  • Northern Cloudywing common
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Bell's Roadside-Skipper 15

Mike Reese

Brockway Rd.
Jackson County, WI

American Lady was nectaring on trailing arbutus.

  • Olympia Marble 20+
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Hoary Elfin 3
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1

Hoary Elfin

American Lady

Brown Elfin

Dave Hanson

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

Found by Mike Rickard

  • Dark Kite-Swallowtail 1

Dark Kite-Swallowtail

Aaron Brees

Red Haw SP/WA
Lucas County, IA

  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Henry's Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 10
  • Meadow Fritillary 3

Aaron Brees

Stephen's State Forest -- Lucas Unit
Lucas County, IA

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White ++
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Harvester 2
  • Eastern Comma 14
  • Gray Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red Admiral 18
  • Sleepy Duskywing 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 22
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Horace's Duskywing

Harvester

Sleepy Duskywing

Thomas Jantscher

Brinton Timber
Washington County, IA

Weather: 83°F, mostly sunny, calm
Habitat: Mature oak-hickory woods on steep Skunk River slopes

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 15
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 15

Michael Diederich

Gumbo Limbo Preserve, Delray
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Monarch 1

Larry Gridley

Chickasawhatchee WMA
Dougherty County, GA

Here is my first ever Southern Dogface butterfly. I photographed it today 4-2-12.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 14
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • American Snout 8
  • Red Admiral 10
  • Red-spotted Admiral 8
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Southern Dogface

Troy Shively

Shawnee State Forest
Scioto County, OH

Very Early Silvery Blue and Roadside Skipper!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 10+
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Brown Elfin 6
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10+
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Dusky Azure 4
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 10+
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10+
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Common Roadside-Skipper

Dusky Azure

Brown Elfin

Silvery Blue

Jim Springer

Allaire State Park
Monmouth County, NJ

Most of the Brown Elfins were found in openings sunning themselves on the sand and gravel.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • American Copper 1
  • Brown Elfin 35
  • Henry's Elfin 4
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 2

Henry's Elfin

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

Kakiat Co. Pk. / Harriman St. Pk.
Rockland County, NY

Falcate Orangetips included 2 females. Juvenal’s Duskywings all in freshly-emerged condition, a rather early date for this species in our area.

  • Cabbage White 4+
  • Falcate Orangetip 10+
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Spring Azure 8+
  • Mourning Cloak 3+
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

James Fleullan

Bonds View Rd., Macon
Bibb County, GA

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 3
  • Creole Pearly-eye 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 1

Vinny Corsello

Appalachian Trail Lands From Canal Road To The Base Of Wawayanda Mountain, Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 22
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Vinny Corsello

Mountainside Park, Pequannock
Morris County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 16
  • Falcate Orangetip 21
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 18

Bob Grosek

Vestal Gravel Pitts
Broome County, NY

First Orange Sulphur of the year.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1

James Fleullan

Brasstown Bald
Union County, GA

Potential first county record of the Brown Elfin.

  • Brown Elfin 2

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Andrew Block

parking lot, 10 Commerce Dr., New Rochelle
Westchester County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Sherry Cartwright

Allen Creeks Trail
Monroe County, IN

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 12
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 15
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 22
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Gemmed Satyr 12
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1

Pipevine Swallowtails, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Rick Borchelt, Fran Pope, Tom Stock

Green Ridge State Forest
Allegany County, MD

Also 2 unidentified Polygonias in flight

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 10
  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White superabundant
  • Falcate Orangetip 7
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary common
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 9
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing common
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Cobweb Skipper common

Vincent Corsello

Black Creek Site, Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Vincent Corsello

Carlton Village Apartment Complex, Hardyston
Sussex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4

Ryan Brady

Vicinity of Shirley Lake and Tyler Forks
Iron County, WI

  • Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Green Comma 5
  • Gray Comma 1
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 3
  • Mourning Cloak 3

Green Comma

Satyr Comma

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

Nyack; Hook Mt.
Rockland County, NY

Falcate Orangetips included numbers of females; some mating activity observed. Eastern Tailed-Blues all in extremely newly-emerged condition. Cool temperatures, but strong bright sun.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6+
  • Falcate Orangetip 30+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4+
  • Mourning Cloak 3+
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Glenn Koppel and Mary Alice Koeneke

Bristoe Station Battlefield Park
Prince William County, VA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 30
  • Orange Sulphur 13
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Adam Endress

Julington-Durbin Preserve - Jacksonville
Duval County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 14
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • White M Hairstreak 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 15
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Dun Skipper 2

Glenn Koppel and Mary Alice Koeneke

Occoquan Bay NWR
Prince William County, VA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Glenn Koppel and Mary Alice Koeneke

Leesylvania State Park
Prince William County, VA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Bart Jones

Carroll Cabin Barrens State Natural Area
Decatur County, TN

All sightings occured during the Clifton Bend Spring Count. Golden Banded-Skipper was seen first and photographed by Mary Baker. This species is quite uncommon in Tennessee and this record is the most western report in the state.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Zebra Swallowtail 12
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 53
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 20
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Harvester 1
  • Henry's Elfin 4
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 25
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 65
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 105
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 119
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • American Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 11
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Goatweed Leafwing 3
  • Gemmed Satyr 4
  • Carolina Satyr 17
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 25
  • Golden Banded-Skipper 1
  • Hoary Edge 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 20
  • Horace's Duskywing 37
  • Sachem 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 7
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 3

Golden Banded-Skipper

Vincent Corsello

Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area,Hardyston
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Ahmet Baytas

Rackensack Canyon
Maricopa County, AZ

My first time in the field in AZ. 11:30-2:30. Very hot. Most butterflies were very active, making observation, and at times, identification difficult. Also had several duskywings in flight, none were identified.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Mexican Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Marine Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Zela Metalmark 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 2
  • Tiny Checkerspot 2
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Variable Checkerspot 15
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Empress Leilia 2
  • Queen 1
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Northern White-Skipper 3
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 6
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper 1

Glenn Koppel and Mary Alice Koeneke

Bles Park, Ashburn
Loudoun County, VA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Rick Borchelt

Governor Bridge Natural Area
Prince George's County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail common
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip common
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Rick Borchelt

Patuxent Park-Merkle Critical Area Driving Tour
Prince George's County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail common
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip common
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common

Harry Zirlin, Larry & Shari Zirlin

Whiting WMA
Ocean County, NJ

Spring Azures were already worn.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Hoary Elfin 12+
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 15+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Allan R. Loudell

Nottingham County Park, Nottingham
Chester County, PA

Falcate Orangetips were almost all males

1st time this year for the Falcate Orangetips, Spring Azures, Eastern Tailed-Blues, Pearl Crescents, & Juvenal Duskywings!

  • Cabbage White 20+
  • Falcate Orangetip 30+
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 16

Steven Rosenthal

Edgewood Preserve (Oak-Brush Plains Preserve), Deer Park
Suffolk County, NY

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7+

Ahmet Baytas

Oak Creek Canyon, from Sedona to Flagstaff
Coconino County, AZ

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 9
  • Variable Checkerspot 12
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Persius Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Andrew Block

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Ahmet Baytas

Arizona Snow Bowl (San Francisco Peaks)
Coconino County, AZ

At 9,000-9,500 ft.

  • Hoary Comma 5
  • Mourning Cloak 6

Ahmet Baytas

Zion National Park
Kane County, UT

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Spring White 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sara Orangetip 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 8
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • Persius Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4

Dale E. Wallace

Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, 6968 Reiserstown Rd, North Port, FL, 34291
Sarasota County, FL

  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Ahmet Baytas

Lake Mead NRA
Clark County, NV

  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Queen 1

Vincent Corsello

Wawayanda Lake,Wawayanda State Park,Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7

Carole Mebus

Mariton Wildlife Preserve, near Delaware River, in woods on trail
Northampton County, PA

Saw the flash of blue! Followed it and got a photo for ID.

  • White M Hairstreak 1

White M Hairstreak

Rick Borchelt, Lance Biechele

Mount Olive Church Road
Worcester County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Henry's Elfin 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Rick Borchelt, Tom Stock, Lance Biechele, Jim Brighton

Tom Tyler Nature Trail, Mardela Springs
Wicomico County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Brown Elfin 12
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Rick Borchelt, Lance Biechele, Tom Stock

Furnace Town Historic Site
Worcester County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Frosted Elfin 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3

Mike Reese

Wildcat & Brockway Rds. various stops
Jackson County, WI

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Olympia Marble 8
  • Harvester 2
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Hoary Elfin 2
  • Frosted Elfin 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 10+
  • Sleepy Duskywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 50+
  • Persius Duskywing 2

Harvester

Frosted Elfin

Michael Diederich

Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Tarrytown, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 17
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5

Michael Diederich

Rockwood Hall Park, Tarrytown New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 32
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6

Allan R. Loudell

White Clay Creek Preserve
Chester County, PA

First of the year, and early sightings here for the Swallowtails, Meadow Fritillary, Red-spotted Purple, and Red Admiral.

Black Swallowtails were both females.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 35+
  • Clouded Sulphur 50+
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Tom Fiore

Cold Spring; Mt. Taurus
Putnam County, NY

A few of the Falcate Orangetips were females. American Coppers very newly-emerged. Brown Elfins seen still in good condition. Many species hill-topping, including Compton Tortoiseshell, seen after 4 pm. Dreamy Duskywing appeared very newly-emerged.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 30+
  • Falcate Orangetip 12+
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 3
  • Brown Elfin 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10+
  • Spring Azure 20+
  • Eastern Comma 3+
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 5+
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 15+

Callen Fairchild Zind

Powell Gardens
Johnson County, MO

New population colonized the area in 2011 and has carried into 2012 — usually just in Arkansas border counties of Missouri. 2 observed on the Byron Shutz Nature trail during a nature hike —

  • Gemmed Satyr 2

Andrew Block

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 8+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7+

Bob Grosek

Port Dickinson Park
Broome County, NY

  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Michael Diederich

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

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 2

Vincent Corsello

Wawayanda Lake,Wawayanda State Park,Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6

Trudi Beckerich Moag

North Tonawanda, about one mile from the Niagara River near the Klydell Wetlands
Niagara County, NY

Thousands of Red Admirals have appeared in the last few days. I first noticed them on Sunday, April 15, 2012. I have lived here 10 years and NEVER seen this phenomenon

  • Red Admiral abundant

Warren A. Jacobs

Marlboro Township
Montgomery County, PA

female nectaring on garlic mustard

  • Falcate Orangetip 1

Falcate Orangetip

Kevin Keating

Fort Hancock, Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 17
  • American Copper 38
  • Henry's Elfin 7
  • Juniper Hairstreak 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 43
  • American Lady 47
  • Red Admiral 35

Michael Diederich

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

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Michael Diederich

Old Chappaqua Road Power Cut, Off Old Chappaqua Road, Chappaqua New York
Westchester County, NY

American Copper very early for this location.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 18
  • American Copper 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5

Rich Kelly and Al Lindberg

Stillwell Woods
Nassau County, NY

Silver-spotted Skipper early and Variegated Fritillary very early. Question Marks dark “summer” form in mid April.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 40
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 5
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • American Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 30
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 13
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Question Mark

Vincent Corsello

Appalachian Trail Lands Around Canal Road To The Base Of Wawayanda Mountain,Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

Question Marks were all the dark/summer form and the Common Checkered-Skippers were both very fresh.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 45
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 40
  • Orange Sulphur 37
  • Juniper Hairstreak 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Question Mark 9
  • Eastern Comma 8
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • American Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 44
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 11
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

Dover Plains & Wassaic
Dutchess County, NY

Giant Swallowtail photographed by TF; in a preserve where it had occurred in 2011.
Many butterflies continue to be seen well ahead of expected earliest dates in the northeast.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 8+
  • Orange Sulphur 4+
  • Juniper Hairstreak 15+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 20+
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 5+
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 15+
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8+

Rob Santry

BLM - Clear Creek Greenway, Cloverdale Rd trailhead. Hike 1 mile south to some rocky benches
Shasta County, CA

This spot contains lots of Jewelflower, which is the hostplant for California Marble.

Note: California Marble is counted in the ‘Pearly’ Marble listing.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail C
  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearly Marble 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Ringlet C
  • Propertius Duskywing C
  • Mournful Duskywing 3

Pearly Marble

Pearly Marble

Pearly Marble

Pearly Marble

Vincent Corsello

Appalachian Trail Lands From State Route 94 To The Base Of Wawayanda Mountain,Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

Giant Swallowtail was a male and very early compared to last year.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 16
  • Orange Sulphur 22
  • Juniper Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 5
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 12
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Andrew Block

Somnia, Inc., 10 Commerce Dr., New Rochelle
Westchester County, NY

4 Vanessa sp. migrating

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Craig Marks

Avery Island
Iberia Parish, LA

  • Oak Hairstreak 12
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Oak Hairstreak

Hank Poor

Coral Reef Park, Miami
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Pink-spot Sulphur 2

Pink-spot Sulphur

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1

Casey's Park

Casey's Park
Oxford County, ON

Numerous Red Admirals Our park was once a tree teaching site so we have many different species of trees which may account for the many different butterflies and moths we see. First time spotting this variety in such large numbers.

  • Red Admiral 15 +
  • Monarch 2

Karen Irving Petersen

46 Ocean Avenue, Bayport, NY 11705 sunny front step
Suffolk County, NY

  • Question Mark 1

Question Mark

Question Mark

Tom Fiore

Mount Ivy trail
Rockland County, NY

Red-banded Hairstreak photographed by Maha Katnani.
Zabulon Skipper photographed and confirmed as this species; a very early date for it in this region. Many butterflies continue to be seen well ahead of more-expected earliest dates in the northeast.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4+
  • Cabbage White 15+
  • Falcate Orangetip 20+
  • Juniper Hairstreak 10+
  • Gray Hairstreak 12+
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 5+
  • Question Mark 8+
  • Eastern Comma 6+
  • Mourning Cloak 8+
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 10+
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8+
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Bob Grosek

North of Chenango Forks, NY
Broome County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Question Mark
  • American Lady

American Lady

Michael Diederich

Chappaqua Power Cut, Off Old Chappaqua Road, Chappaqua New York
Westchester County, NY

Earliest Sighting of a Common Buckeye at this location.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Ryan Brady

Department of Natural Resources Service Center in Ashland, on Hwy 137 just west of Hwy 112
Ashland County, WI

If confirmed as a Western White this would be only the 3rd state record, at an exceptionally early date for the Lake Superior shoreline no less. Comments on the identification to ryanbrady10@hotmail.com would be appreciated!

  • Western White

Western White

Western White

Western White

Western White

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 2

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman St. Park
Rockland County, NY

Have ID photo for the White M if needed.
Previous listing for early date for Cobwebs in SE NY is May 7. These were way early. One pair courting. One female ovipositing.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • American Copper 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 36
  • Cobweb Skipper 4

Andrew Block

37 Tanglewylde Ave., Bronxville
Westchester County, NY

  • Question Mark 1

Mike Reese

Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County, WI

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Mourning Cloak 5
  • American Lady 20+
  • Red Admiral 40+
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10+

Michael Diederich

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

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Allan R. Loudell

Elk Neck State Park
Cecil County, MD

At least 8 white-form Clouded/Orange Sulphurs, number divided between the two listings

  • Zebra Swallowtail 60+
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 20
  • Orange Sulphur 25+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Thomas Jantscher

Lacey-Keosaqua State Park, Keosaqua Unit of Shimek State Forest
Van Buren County, IA

Sightings recorded over approximately six-hour period.
Weather: 50°-54°F, mostly sunny to cloudy with light rain, winds very calm.
Habitat: Large tract of mature oak-hickory woods on steep slopes along Des Moines River, wooded trails with some open areas.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 28
  • Question Mark 9
  • American Lady 18
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 155
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Zabulon Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Mike Reese

Brockway Rd.
Jackson County, WI

First Dreamy Duskywing of the year. It’s one of the few species that was not an early record in our system; see http://wisconsinbutterflies.org/butterfly/sightings/early

  • Olympia Marble 30+
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 6
  • Hoary Elfin 13
  • Frosted Elfin 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 5
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 7
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 100+
  • Persius Duskywing 10+

Henry's Elfin

Craig Marks

Thistlethwaite WMA
St. Landry Parish, LA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 7
  • Orange Sulphur 20+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout abundant
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Pearl Crescent 20+
  • Question Mark abundant
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • American Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye 20+
  • Hackberry Emperor 5
  • Monarch 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dukes' Skipper 40
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Harry Zirlin

Lakehurst, Greenwood WMA, and Warren Grove,
Ocean County, NJ

One of the Azures was very fresh and flying around Prunus serotina — American Ladies were not around at all on April 8. They looked like a mix of fairly worn males and some fresher females. One of the Question Marks appeared to be a freshly emerged summer form. Horace’s DW is only my second spring record for Jersey pine barrens.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 4
  • Brown Elfin 5+
  • Hoary Elfin 15+
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 5+
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 4
  • American Lady 40+
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 15
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 2

Kevin Keating

Fort Hancock,Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 28
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 39
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Question Mark

Henry's Elfin

Hank Poor

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Pink-spot Sulphur 1

Pink-spot Sulphur

John E. DiOrio

Maurice River Botanical Gardens, Heislerville
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1

James Fleullan

Ocmulgee National Monument
Bibb County, GA

Lifer Harvester landed on my foot!!

  • Harvester 1

Harvester

Vincent Corsello

Backyard,Brooklyn
Kings County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 2

Craig Marks

Indian Creek Rec Area
Rapides Parish, LA

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Banded Hairstreak 6
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 2

Craig Marks

Kisatchie NF unit in Grant Parish, in and around the Catahoula Butterfly Garden
Grant Parish, LA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 20+
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Hoary Edge 4
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 15+
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Glenn Koppel and Mary Alice Koeneke

Jericho Ditch, Great Dismal Swamp NWR
Suffolk city, VA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 18
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 21
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 6
  • Carolina Satyr 22
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Bart Jones

Eagle Lake Wildlife Management Area
Shelby County, TN

Dainty Sulphur is an extremely early appearance for this species, normally not seen until late summer or fall.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Checkered White 21
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 75+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Little Yellow 11
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 15
  • Gray Hairstreak 16
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Snout 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 100+
  • Silvery Checkerspot 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 25
  • Common Buckeye 100+
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Goatweed Leafwing 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 9
  • Monarch 17
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 30
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2

Andrew Block

Great Swamp N.W.R., Basking Ridge
Morris County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Preserve, Pound Ridge, Westchester County, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • American Copper 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 9

Michael Diederich

Spring Road Butterfly Garden, Spring Road, Chappaqua, New York 10514
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2

Allan R. Loudell

Lums Pond State Park
New Castle County, DE

Spicebush Swallowtail was a fresh female.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Allan R. Loudell

East of Nottingham
Chester County, PA

Observed dozens of Sulphurs while driving; temperature, 55—60 degrees.

  • Clouded Sulphur Dozens
  • Orange Sulphur Dozens

Steven Rosenthal

stillwell woods, syosset, new york
Nassau County, NY

very windy- swallowtails and hairstreak looked very fresh

  • Black Swallowtail 4-5+
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 20+
  • Clouded Sulphur 10+
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Tom Fiore

Harriman SP, West Mt. trails
Orange County, NY

One of the female E. Tiger Swallowtails was laying eggs on a Crataegus (Hawthorn) species. Brown Elfins doing well on a ridge with much Vaccinium (wild blueberry). Many of the Juvenal’s Duskywings were females; a mated pair of that species was seen also. A Dreamy Duskywing was male, in good-looking condition.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 12+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 4
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 8+
  • Red Admiral 6+
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 40+

Tom Fiore

Canada Hill, Appalachian trail portion
Putnam County, NY

Juvenal’s Duskywings were mostly females. A Wild Indigo Duskywing was male, looking fresh, and the final butterfly sighting of the day.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Brown Elfin 6+
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 5+
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 20+
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

John Lampkin

Skylands Botanical Gardens, Ringwood
Bergen County, NJ

With wife Jane. Interesting was what we didn’t see: no Pearl Crescents, no blues, only one duskywing.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Question Mark 7
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Barb Sendelbach

Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook (Dune Trail)
Monmouth County, NJ

Most species found nectaring on beach plum flowers. We watched 3 Juniper Hairstreaks flying around a cedar next to a very active plum. Two joined together about 15 feet up to mate.
The same species in other areas covered such as the bike path, scout camp and K lot. Only additional species was one Eastern Tailed-Blue in the area of the Rusty barn. Totals shown are only from the Dune Trail.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 13
  • Henry's Elfin 5
  • Juniper Hairstreak 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 4
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 11

Red-banded Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Henry's Elfin

Juniper Hairstreak

James Fleullan

Ocmulgee NM, Macon
Bibb County, GA

Lifer: Banded Hairstreak

  • Banded Hairstreak 2

James Fleullan

Ocmulgee National Monument
Bibb County, GA

  • Banded Hairstreak 3

Banded Hairstreak

Jeff Pavlik

Dansville State Game Area
Ingham County, MI

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 75
  • American Copper 3
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Question Mark 12
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 35
  • Dreamy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 25

John Lampkin, George Nixon

Lily Pond, Harriman Park, Sloatsburg
Rockland County, NY

3 hrs
Very early Peck’s Skipper FOS
Many fresh Juvenal’s continue

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 36+
  • Cobweb Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper