August 2012 Sightings

James Fleullan

Piedmont NWR, Barron Russell Rd, Hillsboro
Jones County, GA

Lifer Southern Broken-Dash

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Hoary Edge 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

NABA Miami Field Trip

Kendalwood Park andTropical Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

Hot, sunny afternoon with one quickly passing heavy downpour. Kendalwood Park is a small neighborhood park with a remnant of hardwood hammock and an overgrown butterfly garden. Tropical Park is a large recreational park with a small protected area that is pine rockland, adjacent to a constructed lake. The pineland interior is accessible and edges provide weedy nectar plants. Observers: Mickey Wheeler, Elane Nuehring

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Cassius Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Julia Heliconian 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 26
  • White Peacock 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 6
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 3

Henry Halama

My garden in Woodstock
Ulster County, NY

In my garden in Woodstock I observed 5 additional species from the ones at the former IBM recreational area.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Eastern Comma
  • Northern Pearly-eye
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing

Reuven Martin

Algonquin Provincial Park
Nipissing District, ON

Forwarded from Ontario Butterflies Google Group by Don Davis:

Yesterday afternoon I caught a male fiery skipper nectaring on
pickerelweed at Rock Lake Campground in Algonquin Park. This is the first park record (as far as I know).

  • Fiery Skipper 1

Henry Halama

former IBM recreational area
Ulster County, NY

Today, 8/2, temperature in the 80s I observed the following species in in former IBM recreational area mostly nectaring on the abundant loosestrife.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Meadow Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Common Buckeye
  • Little Wood-Satyr
  • Common Ringlet
  • Common Wood-Nymph
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Least Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Crossline Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
  • Broad-winged Skipper

Allan R. Loudell

I-75 rest area near Ellisville
Columbia County, FL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2

Allan R. Loudell

Outside Tropical Butterfly house, University of Florida campus, Gainesville
Alachua County, FL

These butterflies came to plants for sale outside the University of Florida’s tropical butterfly house.
Some other skippers I’m still trying to identify, seemingly in Nastra group.

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Vincent Corsello

Appalachian Trail Lands From County Route 517 To State Route 94,Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

The Bronze Copper was a fresh a male was seen about 200 yards off of County Route 517 (boardwalk).

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 33
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 20
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 24
  • Cabbage White 108
  • Clouded Sulphur 38
  • Orange Sulphur 26
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 8
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 56
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 53
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 23

Michael Diederich

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

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Allan R. Loudell

South Carolina Welcome Station along I-95 from Georgia
Jasper County, SC

Red-banded Hairstreak perched on wall of South Carolina welcome station, early afternoon

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Jean Gutsmuth, Chris Herz, Dave Amadio

Eastern Neck NWR
Kent County, MD

Observations made throughout the refuge between 9:30 a.m & 3:20 p.m. E.Tiger Swallowtails include 1 dark form female. Spicebush Swallowtails included 1 cat on Sassafrass. We also observed a female Zabulon Skipper laying eggs on crabgrass.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 34
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 26
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 30
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • American Snout 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 38
  • Question Mark 7
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 13
  • Viceroy 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 10
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 25
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Little Glassywing 7
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 17
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 3

Jean Gutsmuth, Chris Herz, Dave Amadio

Chesapeake Farms Agricultural & Wildlife Management Demonstration Area, Chestertown, MD
Kent County, MD

Observations made between 4 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. We observed a Viceroy/Red-spotted Purple Hybrid courting what appeared to be a normal Red-spotted Purple.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 60
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 28
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 11

Vincent Corsello

Appalachian Trail Lands From Canal Road To State Route 94,Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

  • Giant Swallowtail 26
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 28
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 20
  • Cabbage White 86
  • Clouded Sulphur 14
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 5
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Viceroy 12
  • Hackberry Emperor 4
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 27
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 15
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 13

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman St. Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly count with Alan Wells.
This very fresh Appalachian Brown is possibly evidence of an early “partial second brood” cited in Glassberg’s BTB “Boston-New York-Washington Region.” See the phenogram on page 133. We counted 7 individuals at the pre-decline peak of the first brood on July 6, all worn and torn. We observed none the following week.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Appalachian Brown

Edna Greig

My backyard in the NJ Highlands
Morris County, NJ

First time I’ve seen one.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Allan R. Loudell

South Carolina rest stop near Shiloh
Sumter County, SC

While checking for moths on walls of rest stop, Red-spotted Purple landed and spent several minutes on hood of our light blue car — mid-morning

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg, Rich Ryder

Stillwell Woods
Nassau County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 45
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 31

Andrew Block, Scott Perry

across from White Lake WMA, Stillwater Rd./Rte. 521, Hardwick
Warren County, NJ

The adult Giant photographed was missing its tails and some of the rear part of the wings but the other was in much better condition. The sighting was actually at the preserved farmstead across from the management area. The Tiger was a nice dark form female. Everyone was nectaring on Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare).

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch 3

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Carole Mebus

Traugers Farm Market, Kintnersville, near Delaware River
Bucks County, PA

I often hunt for butterflies at this farm market, walking the rows of flowers in the fields. This Cloudless Sulfur caught my eye because it was obviously larger than the multiple Clouded Sulfurs flitting about. I had seen them in Florida, but not in PA.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Cloudless Sulphur

John Lampkin

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

With Matt Ceplo, groundskeeper.
With 10% of the grounds devoted to butterfly-friendly native plants, this is not a typical golfcourse.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 13
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Broad-winged Skipper 7

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 5

Jim Wilkinson

Mission Viejo
Orange County, CA

Gulf Fritillaries in yard with passion flowers

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6

Warren A. Jacobs

Evansburg State Park, Skippack Twp.
Montgomery County, PA

  • Monarch

Monarch

Jim Wilkinson

Saddleback Church, Lake Forest
Orange County, CA

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Mormon Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Northern White-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Umber Skipper 1

Curt Lehman

Mingo Creek County Park
Washington County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 14
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 100+
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 23
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 25
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 10
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • Question Mark 5
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye 32
  • Red-spotted Purple 8
  • Viceroy 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 19
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 22
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Peck's Skipper 12
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Jeff Trahan

Kisatchie National Forest, on Forest Service Road 342
Natchitoches Parish, LA

It was seen by Jeff and Rosemary Seidler in Kisatchie National Forest, on Forest Service Road 342, in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. This is a very, very rare skipper in Louisiana. It’s closest normal range is in extreme south Texas.

  • White-striped Longtail 1

White-striped Longtail

Warren A. Jacobs

Fulmer Rd Spring Mount
Montgomery County, PA

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Curtis Lehman

Upper Tract
Pendleton County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 23
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 5
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 8
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 9
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Peter Nebel

Rt 632 (Shalom Rd) at trout fishing parking lot on Waynesboro Nursery land. Between Waynesboro and Lyndhurst, Va.
Augusta County, VA

Dainty Sulphurs (Nathalis iole) have been seen since July 28. Usually one or two, but 4 today.

  • Dainty Sulphur 4

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Michael Spingola

Kintnersville
Bucks County, PA

GST was feeding on my Butterfly bush in my back yard. Only could get one bad cell phone pic before it left my yard. It was a bit tattered on lower wings. This is the 4th Giant Swallowtail in my yard. It looks like I can expect them every summer.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Giant Swallowtail

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Allan R. Loudell

Unionville serpentine barrens
Chester County, PA

Getting ready for a night of photographing moths… observed Red Admirals flying wildly and a Pearl Crescent nectaring in nearly dark conditions, overcast at around 7:30 p.m.

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 3

David L. Amadio

Dutch Neck Rd. C&D Canal area
New Castle County, DE

  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Bronze Copper 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Thomas Jantscher

Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center
Linn County, IA

Sightings recorded over 1.5 hours.
Weather: 76°F, mostly clear, relatively still
Habitat: Restored prairie, dense and open woodlands
Most sightings recorded as part of Iowa Butterfly Survey Network.
*Also found White M Hairstreak (1)

  • Checkered White 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

White M Hairstreak

Warren A. Jacobs

Fulmer Rd Spring Mount
Montgomery County, PA

  • Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Tom Palmer

Saddle Creek Park
Polk County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 14
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 18
  • Zebra Heliconian 8
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 4
  • White Peacock 12
  • Viceroy 13
  • Hackberry Emperor 11
  • Tawny Emperor 5
  • Carolina Satyr 29
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Dorantes Longtail 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Sachem 1

Question Mark

David L. Amadio

Chestnut Branch Park, Mantua Township
Gloucester County, NJ

Very heavy infestation of Woolly aphids on American Beech. Observed 2 female Harvesters laying eggs and at least 3 more individuals behaving like males.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Harvester 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Rich Kelly

Old Westbury Gardens
Nassau County, NY

Giant Swallowtail still rare here on Long Island. Fiery Skipper count quite high.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 70
  • Orange Sulphur 25
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 18
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 20
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 30
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 8
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 33
  • Zabulon Skipper 42
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Giant Swallowtail

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Little Yellow 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Sachem 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

Potential second county record of Long-tailed Skipper

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Warren A. Jacobs

Fulmer Rd Spring Mount
Montgomery County, PA

  • Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Warren A. Jacobs

Fulmer Rd Spring Mount
Montgomery County, PA

  • Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

John Lampkin

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Queens County, NY

WIth Rockland Audubon field trip
Highlight: Saltmarsh Skipper near the visitor’s center
Anglewing Sp. 2

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Mary Alice Koeneke & Glenn Koppel

Malvern Hill Battlefield
Henrico County, VA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • American Snout
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Mary Alice Koeneke, Glenn Koppel

Gaines Mill Battlefield
Hanover County, VA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Cloudless Sulphur few
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • American Snout uncommon
  • Variegated Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Red-spotted Purple common
  • Hackberry Emperor uncommon
  • Common Checkered-Skipper few

John Lampkin

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

With Matt Ceplo, Groundskeeper Matt has created many eco-butterfly-friendly pockets on his first-class golf course.
This is perhaps the first photograph of a Sachem in Rockland.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 11
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 8
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 13
  • Dun Skipper 2

Sachem

Mike Reese, David Reese

Higbee Beach WA, Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 30+
  • Little Yellow 8
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Question Mark 11
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Dun Skipper 2

Rich Kelly, Mary Normandia

Planting Fields Arboretum
Nassau County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 50
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 25
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Painted Lady 15
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 45
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Common Sootywing 40
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 70

Zabulon Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

Sleepy Orange in photo taken later in the day on Aug 14

  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Sleepy Orange

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

third day in a row for sighting of Long-tailed Skipper—nectaring on ornamental pea flowers

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Dave Hanson and Dave Bratley

Aquaculture Center, Red Cliff, WI
Bayfield County, WI

The Aquaculture Center is located on the Red Cliff Indian Reservation about 3 miles North of Bayfield, WI. The center’s ponds are a haven for Dragonflies and Damselflies. Many Saffron-winged Meadowhawks as well as a Black Meadowhawk were seen there today. The female Sachem was an unexpected bonus.

  • Sachem 1

Sachem

Mike Reese, David Reese, Steven Reese

Elk Neck State Park
Cecil County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 23
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 30
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5

Ann Thering

Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County, WI

Horace’s Duskywing is a rare visitor to Wisconsin.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 30+
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 15+

Horace's Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Mike Reese

Eastern Neck NWR
Kent County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15+
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 9
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 20+
  • Dun Skipper 2

Sandra Keller, Bill Grant, & Dave Amadio

Chestnut Branch Park, Mantua Twp.
Gloucester County, NJ

An exceptional colony of Harvesters! The Checkered White was a female found and photographed by Bill Grant

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Harvester 29
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 12
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Vincent Corsello

Appalachian Trail Lands From Around Canal Road To State Route 94,Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

The Variegated Fritillary is the second sighting at this location.

  • Black Swallowtail 11
  • Giant Swallowtail 36
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 89
  • Clouded Sulphur 27
  • Orange Sulphur 38
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 91
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 5
  • Hackberry Emperor 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 43
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 56
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 22
  • Dun Skipper 1

Billy Weber

Mirabel Airport
Mirabel, QC

not on the list but well established in the area: European Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus), 2 photographed at 9 a.m.

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Common Ringlet 1

European Common Blue

European Common Blue

Mike Reese

Rest stop 5 miles north of Grandy
Currituck County, NC

Wonderful nectar sources In the flower gardens around the building.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10+
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Jean Gutsmuth, Chris Herz, & Dave Amadio

Various roadsides in Mannington, Woodstown, & Alloway
Salem County, NJ

We also visited Thundergut WMA, Alloway municipal garden, & a private residence in Alloway

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Checkered White 10
  • Cabbage White 35
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 31
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • American Copper 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 34
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 21
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 92
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 25
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 53
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Viceroy 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 31
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 29
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Sachem 225
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Broad-winged Skipper 11
  • Dun Skipper 1

Billy Weber

Mt. Washington
Coos County, NH

at 3 p.m., partly to mostly cloudy and cool: lots of activity on nectar (especially purple asters) just up the road from the Cragway Spring parking area; assuming this is toward the end of the flight for Purplish Fritillary.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Purplish Fritillary 1
  • Green Comma 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1-2
  • Painted Lady common
  • Monarch common

Purplish Fritillary

Michael Spingola

Kintnersville, My back yard.
Bucks County, PA

Very fresh perfectly intact Giant Swallowtail nectared on my butterfly bush. This one was not shy so I was able to get several pictures. The perfect condition suggests that this one has not traveled very far from where ever it emerged. This is the 5th ever in my yard and the 4th in two years.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Thomas Hodgson

Center West Tisbury
Dukes County, MA

The morning of the 17th, our garden was visited by a giant swallowtail. About the same day, a half mile away, our neighbor saw one, perhaps the same individual. ID confirmed by Dr. Paul Goldstein of the Smithsonian, and by our local butterfly expert, Matt Pelikan. Matt says he believes these are the first-ever Dukes County sightings.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Giant Swallowtail

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Allan R. Loudell

Dutch Neck Road south of the C & D Canal south of Delaware City
New Castle County, DE

  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Bronze Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem Dozens
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Rich Kelly, Tony Luscombe

Ft. Tilden
Queens County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 55
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • American Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Painted Lady 17
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 35
  • Swarthy Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

Black Swallowtail (male) was fresh

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 24
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 30
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Curtis Lehman

Youghiogheny River Trail
Allegheny County, PA

Also saw 13 Sleepy Orange caterpillars, 1 Sleepy Orange pupae, 3 Cloudless Sulphur caterpillars, and 3 Painted Lady caterpillars.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 12
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • American Snout 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 4
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Viceroy 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Mike Reese

Cedars of Lebanon State Park
Wilson County, TN

Lots of puddles from yesterday’s rain and plenty of puddling. The 34 American Snout that I saw at one puddle was more than I had seen in my entire life.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Southern Dogface 20+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 20+
  • Sleepy Orange 30+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • American Snout 100+
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 20+
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 20+
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 30+
  • Tawny Emperor 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 20+

Allan R. Loudell

Backyard garden, Bear
New Castle County, DE

Somewhat overcast, midday

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem Dozens
  • Zabulon Skipper 8

Allan R. Loudell

Cape May Bird Observatory Garden, South Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

8:45–10 a.m., sometimes overcast

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 20+
  • Monarch 25+
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem Dozens
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Aaron's Skipper 16
  • Dun Skipper 4

Rich Kelly, Seth Ausubel, Patricia Aitken, Eileen Mathers

Jones Beach State Park
Nassau County, NY

Painted Ladies everywhere now. Horace’s Duskywing unusual for this location.

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 80
  • Monarch 20
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 4
  • Sachem 16

Billy Weber

Leaser Lake
Lehigh County, PA

Ocola Skipper 5 - all on purple loosestrife; same location where I found county record on Aug. 18, 2011

  • Ocola Skipper 5

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Mike Reese

Memphis Botanical Garden
Shelby County, TN

Fiery Skippers everywhere

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Painted Lady 17
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 200+
  • Sachem 59
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Mike Reese

Natchez Trace State Park
Carroll County, TN

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 41
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 2

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman St. Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Alan Wells
Very strong emergence of second brood of Pearl Crescents.
This second hatching of Appalachian Browns has proven to be much stronger than the first in early June, with many fresh individuals recently emerged. The Little Glassywing is very late and possibly a second brood.
Anglewing sp. 2

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 48
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Appalachian Brown 17
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Least Skipper 10
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Brenda Bull

Wading River
Suffolk County, NY

Never saw one of those before!

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Giant Swallowtail

Bob Grosek

Donnelly School Nature Preserve
Broome County, NY

  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Michael Diederich

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

The Red-Banded Hairstreak - feeding on Butterfly Bush - was only the second sighting at this location. The Nine Painted Ladies - all feeding on Butterfly Bush - was the most ever seen at this location.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 9
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Andrew Block

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

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Monarch 2

Vincent Corsello

Backyard Butterfly Garden,Sparta
Sussex County, NJ

The Sachem is my first ever Sussex County record.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 32
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Bill Berthet

John Bethea State Forest
Baker County, FL

Swallowtails only 3 hour windshield survey very cloudy to sprinkles winds S.E. 5-10 high 70’s low 80s’
Nectaring on Carolina Redroot (Lachnanthes caroliana) or imbibing diluted minerals and salts along trail/road
2 Eastern Tiger Swallowtails were dark forms

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 45
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 14
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 294

Sandra Morrissey

Hartsdale - my yard
Westchester County, NY

Noticed unusual number of butterflies - especially abundant Painted Ladies, and then saw the Giant Swallowtail. It was first on Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) and then it was on Buddliea.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 80+
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Bob Grosek

Port Dickinson - Chenango Street across village park
Broome County, NY

  • Fiery Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Vincent Corsello

Backyard Butterfly Garden,Brooklyn
Kings County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 5
  • Painted Lady 500+
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 37
  • Sachem 16

Billy Weber

New Lenox Rd.
Berkshire County, MA

male active at 7:40 a.m.; no Mustard Whites (field cropped, plus had to leave early)

  • Fiery Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Billy Weber

Scott's Bog & East Inlet rds. (Connecticut Lakes region)
Coos County, NH

afternoon visit curtailed by rain (thus no anglewings or branded skippers), but fresh buckeye (not on site list in 2008 American Butterflies article) nice surprise

  • Mustard White 1
  • Cabbage White few
  • Clouded Sulphur few
  • Atlantis Fritillary 1 worn
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Ringlet common
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1

Mustard White

Common Buckeye

Betsy E. Jensen

4 Hillside Avenue, Saratoga Springs
Saratoga County, NY

I was surprised to see the giant swallowtail fluttering around my zinnias today, as they aren’t supposed to be in this area according to my field guide.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Painted Lady 10
  • Monarch 1

Michael Diederich

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

The most Painted Ladies ever observed at this location - all feeding on Butterfly Bush.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Painted Lady 14
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 10

Little Yellow

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman St. Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Alan Wells
WIth H.S. intern Emily Blumenthal

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 21
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 67
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Least Skipper 15
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Dave Hanson & David Bratley

City of washburn
Bayfield County, WI

In just one hour we found 36 male Sachems and 10 females, all in excellent condition as if they had emerged this morning. Most were nectaring either on Hawksbeard or Birdsfoot Trefoil. Several mating pairs were seen. The nectaring sources were the same for the 10 male Fiery Skippers. Every patch of Trefoil we visited had Sachems. Washburn has hundreds of these patches. The 2 Gray Hairstreaks were an unexpected bonus. Both eluded the camera. We will try again tomorrow. D & D

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 46

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

James Monroe

State Game Lands #130, Sandy Creek
Mercer County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 50
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 16
  • Cabbage White 36
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 50
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 100
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 24
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Bob Grosek

Cornell University fields off of Hanshaw Road, Ithaca
Tompkins County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 2

Great Spangled Fritillary

Andrew Block

Brigantine N.W.R., Oceanville,
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • American Lady common
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 5

Allan R. Loudell

Unionville serpentine barrens
Chester County, PA

2 Red-banded Hairstreaks fly to brightly-lit sheet intended for moths, 12:30–1 a.m.

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2

Steven Rosenthal

Lido Preserve, Point Lookout, New York
Nassau County, NY

Painted Ladies continued in large numbers.
Cloudless Sulphur showed up and nectared right in front of my car as I was leaving around 11:30- may have had another fly by asI was on the Loop Parkway headed south to the preserve.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Question Mark 1 worn
  • Painted Lady 70
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch common
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2

Todd Eiben

Springfield Bog Metropark
Summit County, OH

Springfield Bog contains a planted prairie of 165 acres. 80%+ contains Partridge Pea amongst other plantings. I searched from 11am-4pm. I tagged 50 monarchs. Approximately 50% of the Monarchs were fresh and the other 50% were worn and it is doubtful they will migrate. I only tagged the fresh ones I could catch.

  • Black Swallowtail 50+
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 300+
  • Clouded Sulphur 300+
  • Orange Sulphur 100+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 300+
  • Little Yellow 2500+
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Bronze Copper 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 150+
  • Variegated Fritillary 70+
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 50+
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 50+
  • Common Buckeye 300+
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 200+
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 50+
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 20+
  • Common Sootywing 6
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 250+
  • Peck's Skipper 100+
  • Long Dash 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Dave Hanson & David Bratley

City of Washburn
Bayfield County, WI

70 Sachems and 23 Fiery Skippers seen in an hour and a half.
Sachems first seen in Washburn June 10, 2003.
Fiery Skippers first seen on August 16, 2007.
Numbers increasing almost every year.
Global warming?

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Fiery Skipper 23
  • Sachem 70

Curtis Lehman

Ryerson Station State Park
Greene County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 38
  • Clouded Sulphur 17
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 8
  • Viceroy 6
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Least Skipper 16
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Sleepy Orange

Andrew Block

Spalding Dr., Yorktown Heights,
Westchester County, NY

The swallowtail flew low over my friends house and across the street about 7 feet off the ground.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch 1

Allan R. Loudell

Dutch Neck Road south of the C & D Canal south of Delaware City
New Castle County, DE

9:30—11:30 A.M. Alternating, between partly sunny to overcast/drizzly to sunny; one of the Black Swallowtails with floppy wings, newly-emerged from chrysalis

  • Black Swallowtail 12
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 21
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Bronze Copper 2
  • Painted Lady 17
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 70+
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 35+
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Warren A. Jacobs

along Old Mine Road near Poxono I. DWGNRA
Warren County, NJ

  • Giant Swallowtail 2

Giant Swallowtail

Todd Eiben

North Chagrin Reservation - Rugby Field
Cuyahoga County, OH

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 54
  • Common Buckeye 28
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Fiery Skipper 69
  • Peck's Skipper 11
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Todd Eiben

North Chagrin Reservation - Rogers Road Field
Lake County, OH

  • Checkered White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 21
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 41
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Todd Eiben

North Chagrin Reservation - Oxbow Lagoon
Lake County, OH

It has been 6 years since we have seen an Ocola Skipper in this park.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 36
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Least Skipper 13
  • Fiery Skipper 30
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Long Dash 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Curtis Lehman

State Game Land 232
Washington County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 8-9
  • American Copper 1
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Question Mark 4
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Viceroy 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Dainty Sulphur

Marianne Woods

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary/ Butterfly Mosiac
Barnstable County, MA

I took this photo at Long Pasture’s Butterfly Mosiac today and was told it is a White M Hairstreak which is quite an unusual find. Just one seen

  • White M Hairstreak 1

White M Hairstreak

Brett Budach

Konza Prairie "nature trail" - entire loop
Riley County, KS

I walked the entire “nature trail” open to the public on the Konza Prairie. This was just one day after the first beneficial rain in months, and the butterfly numbers and diversity were decent.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 15
  • Dainty Sulphur superabundant
  • Gray Hairstreak superabundant
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue superabundant
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary abundant
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Regal Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph superabundant
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Southern Cloudywing 7
  • Mottled Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper abundant
  • Sachem abundant
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 11
  • Eufala Skipper 12

Great Spangled Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Mottled Duskywing

Eufala Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Roadside-Skipper

Southern Cloudywing

Regal Fritillary

Nysa Roadside-Skipper

Vincent Corsello

Appalachian Trail Lands From Around Canal Road To State Route 94,Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 17
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 92
  • Clouded Sulphur 41
  • Orange Sulphur 43
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 106
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 112
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 4
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 23
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 10
  • Dun Skipper 1

Cara Cotellese

Topton
Berks County, PA

There must but between 5 and 10 all day long on my Lantana plants.

  • Painted Lady 10

Painted Lady

Debra Carman

rural north Dover Township
York County, PA

First sighting was 8/28/12. A second sighting and photos were on 9/16/12. This is the first sighting of this species on our property.

  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Rick Borchelt

Carville Price Road
Queen Anne's County, MD

Hot, sunny midday (1000 hours - 1230 hours) in the four-mile stretch of right-of-way between Hwy 301 and Carville Price Rd. Abundant nectar: Joe-pye weed, Mikania, ironweed, jewelweed, thistle. Much of the habitat is damp with sedges and turtlehead.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail superabundant
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail superabundant
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail superabundant
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Checkered White 23
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Variegated Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • American Lady common
  • Painted Lady superabundant
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper superabundant
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 3
  • Sachem superabundant

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg, Steve Rosenthal

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Westchester County, NY

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Little Yellow 10
  • American Copper 13
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 45
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 18
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Painted Lady 10
  • Viceroy 2
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 30
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Sachem 1

Carole Mebus

Graver Arboretum in Bushkill Township
Northampton County, PA

  • Appalachian Brown 1

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 15

Sleepy Orange

Otter & Conrad Vispo

upland near Shad Swamp, Hollowville
Columbia County, NY

So far as we know, the first sighting of a Red-banded Hairstreak in the County. Shrubby field, goldenrods, grey dogwood, multiflora rose, flowering dogwood. Search from 11:20 to 12:07; “+” were singlets recorded after end of formal survey.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent 19
  • Monarch 2

Matthew O'Donnell

VRE trail in Burke Centre
Fairfax County, VA

Lots of nectaring activity on ironweed. Courtship behavior by Silvery Checkerspots noted.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 20
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Peck's Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Spring Azure

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Matthew O'Donnell

VRE trail in Burke Centre
Fairfax County, VA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 20
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 11
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 15
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 30
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Jim Wilkinson

Porter's Crossing Road at Pocomoke River
Worcester County, MD

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2

Jim Wilkinson

Furnace Town historical site
Worcester County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 15
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4

James Fleullan

Bass Pro Shops, Macon, Ga
Bibb County, GA

Unusual for Ga. Two Painted Ladies on the butterly bush.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Conrad Vispo

Hillsdale, near the junction of Hickory Hill Rd. and Harlemville Road
Columbia County, NY

counted from 3:57 - 5:19pm; Little Bluestem Meadow with ample goldenrod, knapweed and other plants including New England Aster and Mountain Mint.

  • American Copper 13
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 40
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary