October 2013 Sightings

Andrew Block

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

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Ann Thering

Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County, WI

The Ocola Skipper was a very nice surprise, a Wisconsin state record.

  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park, North Unit
Montgomery County, MD

Sleepy Oranges were noted in both summer and fall forms

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Sleepy Orange

Eastern Comma

Steven Rosenthal

Jones Beach State Park, West End and Central Mall
Nassau County, NY

butterfly season fizzling out locally. A few monarchs over 90 minutes, but low numbers and low diversity considering the 80+ degree temperatures. One breeding pair of cabbage whites.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 5

Tom Fiore

Riverside & Central Parks, Manhattan
New York County, NY

A bit of flight, with Monarchs in -just barely- double-digit numbers, most obviously attempting to migrate in a strong west wind, headed to the SW. Also on the move, all 3 Mourning Cloaks seen, and a couple of American Ladys may have been a part of the day’s movement as well, as they’ve otherwise been rather scarce. There were a few anglewing spp. that flew through and may have been Question Mark, also scarce this season, but the possibility of E. Comma could not be ruled out. A Silver-spotted Skipper is getting late in this area, and the same might be mentioned for the eastern tiger swallowtail. A period of summery warmth is in the region for a little while now.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12+
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Question Mark ?
  • Eastern Comma ?
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15+

James Fleullan

Savannah Botanical Gardens
Chatham County, GA

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Monarch 6
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Giant Swallowtail

Ocola Skipper

Painted Lady

Ceraunus Blue

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman St. Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Alan Wells
68-73 Bright sun
Sachem is abundant in Rockland near the Hudson River but uncommon here.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Sachem 1

Linda Cooper

Disney Wilderness Preserve
Osceola County, FL

in both Osceola and Polk Counties. Field trip for Polk Naturefest - Butterflies by Swamp Buggy. Buck and Linda Cooper, 16 participants plus driver Debbie and volunteer Keeli. 78°-90° mostly sunny

  • Zebra Swallowtail 11
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 47
  • Little Yellow 49
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 28
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Karen Talasco

Riverdale - our backyard, on Bi-color butterfly bush 11:30am mid 70s sunny
Morris County, NJ

2 males in perfect condition. One appearing recently emerged from its chrysalis, as it’s one wing was still not completely straightened out. FIRST MONARCHS SEEN IN OUR YARD THIS YEAR! Usually have them all summer and caterpillars on our milkweed. Not this year.

  • Monarch 2

Monarch

Monarch

Bart Jones

Eagle Lake WMA
Shelby County, TN

Spent a couple of hours at Eagle Lake after work. Most of the WMA had been bush hogged, but what flowers remained were magnets. Also, crossed paths with a coyote.

  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Eastern Comma
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Viceroy
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Common Checkered-Skipper abundant
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Least Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

Phaon Crescent

Steven Rosenthal

Point Lookout- Firemen's Memorial Park (Jones Inlet)
Nassau County, NY

one hour of observation,sunny, temps in high 70s.
one unidentfied fast flyer…might have been a question mark.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch 4

Don Sutherland

New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, New York)
Bronx County, NY

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

David L. Amadio

Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Norfolk city, VA

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 43
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 13
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 108
  • Sachem 88
  • Dion Skipper 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 77

Warren A. Jacobs

Fulmer Rd Lower Frederick Twp
Montgomery County, PA

  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

Commonly referred to as the Death by Skippers field trip in early October. 9:30 - 3:30; 78°-89°, mostly sunny, winds 5-10 mph. Participants: Sue Farnsworth, Nancy Prine, Dave & Marga Cutler, Jean & Bill Evoy, Laurel & Dusty Rhodes, Buck & Linda Cooper. Walked open areas along Peavine Rd and Military Hwy to Visitors Center and Kilpatrick Hammock. Nectar: Liatris spp, Carphephorus corymbosus, C. odoratissima, Pontederia cordata & Urena lobata. Florida Dusted Skipper photo by Sue Farnsworth

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 11
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 13
  • Barred Yellow 10
  • Little Yellow 53
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 11
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 13
  • Phaon Crescent 26
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 33
  • White Peacock 38
  • Carolina Satyr 44
  • Queen 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 17
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 6
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 28
  • Southern Broken-Dash 17
  • Sachem 8
  • Arogos Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 10
  • Palmetto Skipper 47
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 7
  • Monk Skipper 4
  • Dusted Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 26
  • Brazilian Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 33

Berry's Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dennis Holmes

Near the intersection of Spring Branch Road & Gover Rd. east of Anderson
Tehama County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Acmon Blue common
  • Mylitta Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Common Buckeye

Acmon Blue caterpillar?

Common Buckeye

Acmon Blue caterpillar?

Michael Drake

Pennypack Ecological Trust, Bryn Athyn
Montgomery County, PA

All 5 Frits, along with an Orange Sulphur and 2 Cabbage whites were on one white aster,

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Sachem 6

Karen Talasco

Bethlehem, Dutch Springs Scuba Diving Quarry.
Lehigh County, PA

Saw two flying by as we were eating lunch. The park is a flooded old quarry used for scuba diving now.

  • Monarch 2

James Fleullan

Vineyard Church of Savannah, Savannah
Chatham County, GA

lifer Cassius Blues ovipositing on host plant Plumbago.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Cassius Blue 5

Cassius Blue

Brad Ensing

Mars Hill off Ivy River
Madison County, NC

On vacation and my wife was a trouper and let me take my gear along :) Hoping to see some more species even though we are getting later in the year!

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 4

Dennis Holmes

Near the intersection of Balls Ferry & Spring Branch Roads east of Anderson.
Tehama County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Purplish Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Acmon Blue 15
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6

Sachem

Purplish Copper

John Lampkin

Rockland Country Club Golf Course
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Groundskeeper Matt Ceplo
60’s Cloudy to showers

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sachem 3

Dennis Holmes

Near the corner of Jellys Ferry & Spring Branch Rds., East of Anderson.
Tehama County, CA

This spot along the dry creek beds is proving to be a hot spot for us up here in Northern CA.

  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Acmon Blue 15
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Sachem 4
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Eufala Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Brad Ensing

Off the Ivy River in Mars Hill
Madison County, NC

I also ended the day by finding a final instar caterpillar for a Giant Leopard moth.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 2

Laurel Rhodes

Wingate Creek State Park, 25 mi. east of Bradenton, FL
Manatee County, FL

Participants: Jean and Bill Evoy, Karen Finch, Laurel Rhodes. Initial survey of this property. Survey duration: 2 1/2 hrs. Conditions: sunny, temp in high 80s.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 16
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 56
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 35
  • White Peacock 18
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Queen 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 7

Melanie Schuchart

Allen
Collin County, TX

The monarchs are migrating through the dallas area right now and I’ve had a lot in the backyard on my tropical milkweed, Greg’s mist flower and butterfly bush. I even have a caterpillar finally that I’m raising inside with some queens. The other picture is a black swallowtail on my zinnas. Some recent rains should be helping with the blooms.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Bart Jones

Eagle Lake WMA and Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Shelby County, TN

An increase in Monarchs moving through the area. Even saw several American Snouts that appeared to be moving directly south. Dainty Sulphurs finally showing up in decent numbers.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • American Snout
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Common Buckeye
  • Viceroy
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Least Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Jeanette Klodzen

Sentry Trail - Antelope Island State Park
Davis County, UT

  • Checkered White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 15+
  • Melissa Blue 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

Continuing to search suitable areas for Arogos Skipper. Many liatris and carphephorus in bloom. Covered only old Audubon section and Military Trail west to Visitors Center. Stayed until 5:30 to see Celestial Lilies Nemastylis floridana bloom. Paul Miller, Linda Cooper

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Little Metalmark 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • White Peacock 5
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 11
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 17
  • Whirlabout 11
  • Southern Broken-Dash 10
  • Arogos Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 4
  • Palmetto Skipper 16
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 4
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 36

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Dennis Holmes

Near the corner of Jelly's Ferry & Spring Branch Roads.
Tehama County, CA

  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Acmon Blue 10
  • Mylitta Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 18
  • Sachem 5

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Gray Hairstreak

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Montgomery County, PA

Beautiful afternoon 65 degrees and sunny, but a little windy.

  • Cabbage White 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 8

David Larson

Big Bend National Park, Panther Junction Housing Area, .5 miles south of visitor center.
Brewster County, TX

One male White-patched Skipper (Chiomara asychis georgina), observed in backyard of housing, Panther Junction, Big Bend NP. Observed butterfly for approximately 30 minutes taking water and sunning on vegetation. Photos are attached. Butterfly was observed from about 1700-1730. Other butterfly species observed in backyard during 1500-1730 are also reported in this sighting. The general location using Google Earth (Lat 29,19,10.88 deg N., Long 103, 12, 43.42 deg W.).

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Mexican Yellow 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • American Snout 5
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Elada Crescent 2
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Empress Leilia 3
  • White-patched Skipper 1

White-patched Skipper

White-patched Skipper

White-patched Skipper

White-patched Skipper

White-patched Skipper

Vincent Corsello

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

  • Cabbage White 22
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 16
  • Pearl Crescent 2

Jim Wilkinson

Blandair Park
Howard County, MD

Latest Sleepy Orange sighting for me in Howard County

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

Sleepy Orange

Painted Lady

Madeline Champagne

Allens Pond Massachusetts Audubon Society in Dartmouth
Bristol County, MA

This species has one flight a year, generally in July. and overwinters as a 3rd/4th stage larva - so this butterfly surely was a surprise.

  • Baltimore Checkerspot 1

Steven Rosenthal

Jones Beach State Park: West End, and Central Mall
Nassau County, NY

temps mid to upper 60s….large nicely colored checkered white female. Red Admiral on Montauk Daisy at the Central Mall, red admiral has been extremely infrequent in our local area this year. This one was very dark/fresh. Could not refind American Lady, which i had at the West End on Saturday 10/12.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 2

Vincent Corsello

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

The Gray Comma was on the ground on a damp spot with two Eastern Comma and one Question Mark.

  • Cabbage White 47
  • Clouded Sulphur 26
  • Orange Sulphur 28
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Gray Comma 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Jim Wilkinson

Meadowbrook Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Red Admiral

Giselle

Schertz, Texas
Guadalupe County, TX

More than a 100 butterflies seen in the area.

  • Monarch 100

John Heyse

crockett - duperu drive
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Umber Skipper 2

James Neves

J. Strom Thurmond Reservoir - South end of Hwy 47 Bridge
Columbia County, GA

I was very excited and surprised to find and see my lifer Dorantes Longtail (Urbanus dorantes), which was well out of its normal range.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Dorantes Longtail

Dorantes Longtail

Dorantes Longtail

Vincent Corsello

Apartment Complex,Hardyston
Sussex County, NJ

Very fresh female fluttering around my last zinnia.

  • Black Swallowtail 1

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Alan Wells
70-76. sunny
Pearl Crescent was remarkably fresh

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1

James Fleullan

Vineyard Church of Savannah
Chatham County, GA

Lots of Cassius Blues ovipositing on host plant Plumbago.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Cassius Blue

Cassius Blue

Cassius Blue

Cassius Blue

Cassius Blue

Cassius Blue

Cassius Blue

Jim Wilkinson

Blandair Park
Howard County, MD

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Michael Diederich

Route 117, Mt. Kisco, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

New York Botanical Garden
Bronx County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Rich Kelly, Seth Ausubel

Douglaston Marsh
Queens County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Barbara Peck

Anderson River Park
Shasta County, CA

Very warm Indian Summer Day (97 degrees). Late sightings due to weather.

  • Cabbage White common
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • California Sister 1

Michael Drake

Pennypack Park at Pine Road
Montgomery County, PA

Sunny, 62 degrees with a light breeze.

1 other small butterfly - probably Pearl Crescent but not 100% certain

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Craig Marks

along LA 3147 to Freshwater Bayou Lock
Vermilion Parish, LA

Bright sunny day with temperatures in mid to upper 70’s after 10:30. mIld breeze. Goldenrod, brazilian vervain and low-growing asters in bloom. New parish records for Aaron’s, Bay, Neamathla, Salt Marsh and Obscure Skippers

  • Great Southern White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 20+
  • Gray Hairstreak 13
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 20+
  • Phaon Crescent 9
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 30+
  • Viceroy 2
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Neamathla Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 30+
  • Sachem 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 20+
  • Broad-winged Skipper 9
  • Bay Skipper 6
  • Eufala Skipper 6
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 20+
  • Obscure Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 20+

Jim Wilkinson

Western Regional Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • American Copper 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2

American Copper

Jim Wilkinson

Blandair Park
Howard County, MD

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Sleepy Orange

James Fleullan

Savannah NWR (Solomon Tract)
Chatham County, GA

First visit to this location.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Sleepy Orange 9
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Creole Pearly-eye 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 10
  • Carolina Satyr abundant
  • Long-tailed Skipper 12
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Creole Pearly-eye

Little Yellow

Phaon Crescent

Jeanette Klodzen

Little Cottonwood Creek Trail
Salt Lake County, UT

Along the 1st mile of the trail

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Kevin Hintsa

Almond Plaza , Dublin
Alameda County, CA

The Painted Ladies were nectaring on Lantana camara . Probably migrating southward as they are rare at this urban location .

  • Painted Lady 7+

Linda Cooper

National Butterfly Center, Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park, Edinburg Wetlands, Estero Llano Grande State Park
Hidalgo County, TX

This list is from Oct. 19 thru Oct. 26 and a compilation of sightings at various locations, mostly at National Butterfly Center, Mission TX. Temp range has been mid-80s to low 90s. Buck and Linda Cooper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Great Southern White
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Southern Dogface common
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Tailed Orange
  • Little Yellow
  • Mimosa Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak common
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak
  • Clytie Ministreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue common
  • Cassius Blue
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Rounded Metalmark 2
  • Red-bordered Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Pixie
  • American Snout superabundant
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Mexican Fritillary common
  • Theona Checkerspot
  • Bordered Patch
  • Crimson Patch common
  • Elada Crescent
  • Texan Crescent
  • Pale-banded Crescent
  • Vesta Crescent
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Malachite 1
  • Mexican Bluewing
  • Common Mestra abundant
  • Gray Cracker 2
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 4
  • Tropical Leafwing
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor superabundant
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen superabundant
  • Soldier
  • White-striped Longtail
  • Zilpa Longtail
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Brown Longtail common
  • Coyote Cloudywing 1
  • Potrillo Skipper 1
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • Acacia Skipper 1
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper common
  • Brown-banded Skipper 1
  • White-patched Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper abundant
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper
  • Erichson's White-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper common
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Julia's Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Southern Skipperling common
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper
  • Hecebolus Skipper 1
  • Violet-banded Skipper 2

Falcate Skipper

Crimson Patch

Potrillo Skipper

Texas Powdered-Skipper

Acacia Skipper

Erichson's White-Skipper

Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak

Malachite

Coyote Cloudywing

Jeanette Klodzen

Mirror Lake in the Uintas (parking lot)
Duchesne County, UT

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Michael Diederich

Edith Macy Conference Center, Old Chappaqua Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Orange Sulphur 2

Andrew Block

192 Macy Rd., Briarcliff Manor,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Sachem 3

Dave Hanson

Hwy 4 "Smiley Ball" location toward Boca Chica, Brownsville
Cameron County, TX

Backtrack 75 yds from the smiley ball and park within. The flowers that support dozens of species are in full bloom. The Xami Hairstreak was seen at Loma Alta a few miles from the main location.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Great Southern White 12
  • Southern Dogface 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Xami Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Western Pygmy-Blue abundant
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • Blue Metalmark 1
  • American Snout common
  • Variegated Fritillary 9
  • Theona Checkerspot 1
  • Bordered Patch common
  • Vesta Crescent abundant
  • Common Mestra 2
  • Queen common
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 7
  • White-patched Skipper 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 14
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Saltbush Sootywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Eufala Skipper common
  • Obscure Skipper superabundant
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Saltbush Sootywing

Blue Metalmark

Jim Wilkinson

4900 Beaver Run Court, Ellicott City, MD
Howard County, MD

Painted Lady was in fresh condition

  • Painted Lady 1

Matthew O'Donnell

Occoquan National Wildlife Refuge
Prince William County, VA

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2

Vincent Corsello

Apartment Complex,Hardyston
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Comma 1

Jim Wilkinson

Western Regional Park
Howard County, MD

Male and female Fiery Skippers seen

Fiery female with Orange Sulphur in photo

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Painted Lady

Orange Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Allan R. Loudell

Behind WDEL/WSTW studios, 2727 Shipley Road, Brandywine Hundred
New Castle County, DE

Warming temperatures, and I saw my first Monarch this year around my workplace — fluttering in circles, no particular direction, somewhat frayed wings.

Maybe this ebbing butterfly season still has legs!

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 1

john heyse

Pt. Richmond - Chevron Research
Contra Costa County, CA

6 female Painted Ladies
1 male American Lady - all on Lantana

  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Umber Skipper 2