October 2014 Sightings

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1

Jim Egbert

Gulf Bay Rd., Orange Beach Al
Baldwin County, AL

Located the largest concentration of Anartia jatrophae this year along this road in Orange Beach.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye common
  • White Peacock 12+
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Dion Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper common

Linda Cooper

Three Lakes WMA - Williams Rd. Unit
Osceola County, FL

Williams Rd and Rd 1. 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; mostly sunny; lots of wildflowers. Buck and Linda Cooper

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 12
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 36
  • Barred Yellow 42
  • Little Yellow 82
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 280
  • Viceroy 1
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Arogos Skipper 43
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Palmetto Skipper 8
  • Berry's Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Little Metalmark

Dusted Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Doctor Patel Drive, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 8

White M Hairstreak

Orange Sulphur

Allen Belden

Maymont
Richmond city, VA

Maymont is a 100-acre foundation-operated estate with extensive butterfly gardens.

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 22
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Sachem 93
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Clouded Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

11:00 AM - 2:20 PM, hot and humid with strong SE wind. Butterfly numbers about half that of three days earlier.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Fatal Metalmark 4
  • American Snout 60
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Phaon Crescent 15
  • White Peacock 2
  • Tropical Leafwing 3
  • Tawny Emperor 110
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 100
  • Soldier 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Laviana White-Skipper 8
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Julia's Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 25
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 4

Sickle-winged Skipper

White Checkered-Skipper

Fatal Metalmark

Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak

Jim Egbert

State Hwy 161 and Gulf Bay Rd Orange Beach Al.
Baldwin County, AL

Mostly to partly cloudy, some rain and sun; in the mid 80s. Checked on the two White Peacock concentrations, and found those nearest the Gulf are losing members.

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • White Peacock 15+
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Palatka Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper common

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills and Boyce Park.
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Northern Pearly-eye
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Peter G. Weber, Nicholas Weber

Christ Mountain; GPS: 4016 Otter Road, Loveland
Larimer County, CO

Photos are of an apparent aberrant Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui). The individual was nectaring on Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus) with about a dozen American and Painted ladies at about 7,000ft. Photos by Nicholas Weber.

  • Field Crescent 3
  • Hoary Comma 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Common Branded Skipper 2

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey. Alan and Dell Wells
Without John Lampkin
Temps in the 60’s
Gray Hairstreak new for site

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Monarch 1

John Heyse

my backyard in Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Jim Egbert

Mobile St. Gulf Shores Al
Baldwin County, AL

Whether it was the change in the weather or that the Blazing Star this group has been feeding on is nearly spent; I found on Euphyes at this sight.

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Ocola Skipper common

David L. Amadio

New Bridge Road East of Vienna
Dorchester County, MD

Obs. made primarily on the NE side of New Bridge Rd. at the Ravenwood Rd. end. Red Clover , Asters, and Goldenrod.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 24
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • American Lady 6
  • Painted Lady 22
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Painted Lady

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Least Skipper

Michael Diederich

Power Cut off Old Chappaqua Road, Old Chappaqua Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Michael Diederich

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

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Monarch 1

Dr. Howard B. Eskin

Our Harleysville PA backyard garden and adjacent fields.
Montgomery County, PA

We have not seen many butterflies for the past few days because of the weather. However, today we saw two Monarchs and two of its mimic the Viceroy which provided for a great comparison of these two beautiful butterflies.

  • Cabbage White 20
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 2

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

David L. Amadio

Blackwater NWR
Dorchester County, MD

Far fewer than avg. Buckeyes for this time of year here. Had several “rosa” form buckeyes. The reported Fiery Skipper was found just outside ot the NWR on private land.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 23
  • Bronze Copper 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 46
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 9
  • Common Buckeye 47
  • Monarch 11
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Common Buckeye

Bronze Copper

Common Buckeye

Bronze Copper

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

This is the infamous ‘Death by Skipper’ trip done each fall at the prairie. High water limited access to only park roads. The first cold front of the season moved through the area that morning bringing rain until 10:30 and partly to mostly cloudy skies the rest of the day. Even with those obstacles the group managed to find 18 skipper species including Florida Dusted enamored with nectar INSIDE Pine Lilies Lilium catesbaei. Best nectar sources: Pickerelweed, Pine Lily, Spanish Needles, Frog Fruit. Four states were represented by participants from SC, OH, MI & FL - DForsythe, JKline, SSmith, JRiley, LRomine, JAnno, LBecker, SFarnsworth, LCooper. Though not everyone saw everything it was a successful day in a remote area of Florida.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • White Peacock 17
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 7
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 14
  • Aaron's Skipper 10
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Berry's Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 7
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 12
  • Ocola Skipper 7

Dusted Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dennis Holmes

Intersection of Jelly's Ferry Rd & Spring Branch Rd - east of Anderson, CA
Tehama County, CA

  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jim Egbert

Mobile St.Gulf Shores Al
Baldwin County, AL

on the back side of a cold front that pusher though it bright sunny
skies,small craft warnings,and 20 degree drop in our temps.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper common

Barbara Peck

Road along Salt Creek north of Gilman Road
Shasta County, CA

This was a lovely Canyon Live Oak mixed conifer area laced with streams. The temperature was in the high 80’s. The weather was clear and calm. The sisters were flying all along the dirt road for a stretch of roughly 3 - 4 miles.

  • California Sister 20

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge Tswp (backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

Bronx River Pathway, Scarsdale to Bronxville,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Tom Palmer

Old Grade Road, Polk City
Polk County, FL

Unmowed rural roadside in Green Swamp.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 7
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 40
  • Viceroy 3
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 7
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 12
  • Sachem 6
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 27

Carlo-Angelo Moore

Jersey City Roof Garden
Hudson County, NJ

These were a surprise. We had our first night below 50 degrees yesterday and I just went up the roof for fall cleanup and these were on the butterfly bush. I haven’t seen any other butterflies in a while.

  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Daniel Jones

Frontera Audubon Thicket
Hidalgo County, TX

8:20 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Crimson Patch 2
  • Queen 8
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Laviana White-Skipper 6
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 3

Guava Skipper

Guava Skipper

Dorantes Longtail

Crimson Patch

Steven Glynn

Featherbed Lane and Mannington Marsh areas
Salem County, NJ

Mostly sunny, 61 degrees and a light breeze, but still finding several species and good numbers

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Bronze Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 11
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Gray Hairstreak

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Michael Drake

Pennypack Park at Pine Road, Abington
Montgomery County, PA

1 unidentified polygonia sp. Sunny and 60 degrees. All species nectaring on asters

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1

Jim Egbert

Plash Rd Gulf Shores Al
Baldwin County, AL

Wind is down, and switched to the SE. The temp is up and so is the activity. Lots of UFBs (unidentified flying butterflies), the speed of their fly by and their size, was that of skippers, and brushfoots. Those that where nectaring where very jumpy.

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper common

Jeanette Klodzen

Catherine's Pass
Salt Lake County, UT

Snow here last week. Still on north facing slopes.

Milbert’s Tortoiseshell seen at the Pass 10,200+.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Meredith Mays

Backyard garden
Fulton County, GA

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1

Viceroy

Monarch

Gulf Fritillary

Cloudless Sulphur

Adam Endress

Julington Creek Preserve
Duval County, FL

A lot of the skippers were nectaring on Gerardia along with what seemed like hundreds of Buckeye caterpillars munching the leaves. This is the second year in a row seeing a Palmetto Skipper this time of year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Meske's Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout common
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Yehl Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 3

Andrew Block

Wilton H.S., Wilton,
Fairfield County, CT

corner of School St. and Rte.7.

  • Monarch 1

James Shelton

Cherry Orchard Bog Natural Area Preserve
Prince George County, VA

A 0.3 mile walk in a new Virginia natural heritage site through a Sphagnum Bog with Coreopsis, Meadow Beauties, Goldenrod and small white sprays of small flowers.

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye abundant

Variegated Fritillary

American Lady

Common Buckeye

'Summer' Spring Azure

American Lady

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

Beautiful bright 72 degree fall day.

Clouded sulphurs were all form alba

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 3

Daniel Jones

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands
Hidalgo County, TX

1:30 PM - 4:00PM

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 8
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 8
  • American Snout 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • White Peacock 2
  • Queen 25
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 15
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 40
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 8
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak

Turk's-cap White-Skipper

Red-bordered Metalmark

Jim Wilkinson

Doctor Patel Drive, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Michael Diederich

Power Cut off Old Chappaqua Road, Old Chappaqua Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Redwood Rd and South Temple - Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Monarch 1

Jim Egbert

NjJuniper St Foley ;to Bay Rd Magnolia Spring ;to Baldwin County Rd 1
Baldwin County, AL

The Checked Skippers I found today where Common and Tropical. The Common (communis),was inland on high ground, where as the Tropical (oileus) was in the marshs along the water fronts of Mobile and Weeks Bay. No mixing today.
Also in those wet areas I found a dark skipper with a pale reddish brown ray extending from the base of the ventral side of the hind
wing to its outer margin and it has a couple of light colored spots in the discal area of the dorsel side of the forewing. I think it is a female Duke’s Skipper.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 8

Jim Egbert

Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Fairhope Al
Baldwin County, AL

It is back to summer again. I was told by someone who lives just outside the reserve that Anartia jatrophae were present there. I checked with the office to see if it had ever been reported, and it had not. The White Peacock is in reserve I found 4 in public access area at the entrance to Weeks Bay.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • White Peacock 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout common
  • Palatka Skipper 6
  • Dun Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper common

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area
Osceola County, FL

10:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Most butterflies on entrance road to East Loop and around East Loop. We ran out of time to cover so many carphephorus and liatris fields. Weather: mostly cloudy all day with light breeze. This trip has been dubbed ‘Bullied by Skippers.’ Participants: Sue Farnsworth, Buck and Linda Cooper

  • Zebra Swallowtail 19
  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 32
  • Cloudless Sulphur 55
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 105
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 10
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 62
  • Viceroy 5
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Queen 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 27
  • Horace's Duskywing 12
  • Zarucco Duskywing 14
  • Swarthy Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Meske's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 13
  • Whirlabout 15
  • Southern Broken-Dash 25
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Arogos Skipper 21
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 18
  • Berry's Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 17
  • Eufala Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 27
  • Ocola Skipper 8

Zebra Swallowtail

Meske's Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Little Metalmark

Meske's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Andrew Block

Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

intersection of I-87 and Cross County Parkway.

  • Monarch 1

Jim Egbert

Plash Rd. Gulf Shores Al
Baldwin County, AL

Spanish Neddles and Frog fruit was what was holding the butterfies this morning.

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Long-tailed Skipper 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper common

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 18
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 12
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Steven Rosenthal

Green River Swamp (Nature Conservancy Property),
Brunswick County, NC

while looking at carnivorous plants: a pleasant introduction to the SE long brood of this species, now long gone for the year back North.

cloudless sulphurs and buckeyes were pleasantly abundant in the surrounding coastal areas.

  • Common Wood-Nymph 2

Sue Allie

Sunken Gardens
Pinellas County, FL

  • Zebra Heliconian 1

Jim Wilkinson

Doctor Patel Drive, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Sachem 1

Gray Hairstreak

Variegated Fritillary

Michael Diederich

Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 14
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Monarch 2

Michael Diederich

Friends Nursery School, Route 120, Chappaqua, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Monarch 1

Jim Egbert

Gulf Bay Rd, Orange Beach, and Mobile St,Gulf Shores Al
Baldwin County, AL

Partly cloudy, warm, and humid; fells like summer.The most common of the nectaring plant is now Spanish Nettles.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • White Peacock 15
  • Long-tailed Skipper 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • Clouded Skipper 8
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 6

James Shelton

James River Park - Wetlands
Richmond city, VA

  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Andrew Block

Dagmar Dale Trail North Loop, Wallkill River N.W.R., Sussex,
Sussex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur abundant
  • Orange Sulphur 7+
  • Pearl Crescent 8+
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Monarch 5

Sue Allie

The Villages
Sumter County, FL

In my garden nectaring on yellow lantana

  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Jim Egbert

Hwy 161 Orange Beach,and Hwy 180 west Gulf Shores AL
Baldwin County, AL

Mostly sunny, and summer like temps upper 60s night to mid 80s day, same as day before. Wind was a little stronger still less than 15mph.But the numbers where down.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Viceroy 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Ocola Skipper 8

Jim Egbert

Oyster Bay Rd and Hwy 180 at Veterans Rd #2 Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

I found another Funereal Duskywing today; the back drop was the white Spanish Nettles that it was visiting, made it difficult to spot the white of is white fringe.
The sighting window is getting short. The butterflies are acting like teenagers, by laying around all morning. I’ll see butterflies setting, and sunning for at least 2 hours after sunrise before they start move about, and with daylight getting short; locating and observe is becoming problematic. The shadows becoming longer; looks to discourage feeding on the shaded food sources, adding to the challenge.

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Palatka Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Barbara Peck

Santee Lakes
San Diego County, CA

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Carole Mebus

Delaware Canal State Park, the towpath 2 miles south of Easton
Northampton County, PA

First Common Buckeye I have spotted since 2012.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Fiery Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Andrew Block

DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst,
Bergen County, NJ

Also had a Polygonia sp. of some kind.

  • Cabbage White 7+
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Monarch 2

Jim Egbert

Hwy 180 W. Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

The lawn at my work has several small low lying flowering plants; that are growing in it, which are drawing, and holding a small number of butterflies for most of the day; Skippers mostly.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Fiery Skipper common

Renee Davis

Bashakill, Wurtsboro
Sullivan County, NY

While doing our sixth Big Sit for Bird Watchers Digest, Sullivan County Audubon members counted 17 Monarchs passing by on their southward migration. Our circle is in the main parking lot by the stop sign trail on Haven Rd.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 17

Stephen Buckingham

Mountainside Park, Pequannock
Morris County, NJ

  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Craig Marks

Kisatchie NF
Natchitoches Parish, LA

trip’s purpose was to hopefully document a second brood of Meske’s Skippers in LA

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow 25+
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 25+
  • Question Mark 2
  • Common Buckeye 25+
  • Goatweed Leafwing 5
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Meske's Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Jim Egbert

Hwy 180 W.Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

The wind really picked up today ahead of a frontal boundary, but it was only partly cloudy, and it was warm, with the rain showers missed this area all day. There were only two butterflies that where seen in todays winds. One was riding the wind, and the other hugged the ground.

  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Fiery Skipper common

Jan Dauphin

Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

Rare stray to south Texas

  • Manuel's Skipper 1

Manuel's Skipper

Manuel's Skipper

Daniel Jones

Big Bend National Park, Pine Canyon Trail
Brewster County, TX

Two mile hike up Pine Canyon Trail from parking area to pour off.

  • Checkered White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 40
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Mexican Yellow 25
  • Sleepy Orange 30
  • Dainty Sulphur 25
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Reakirt's Blue 20
  • Rawson's Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 15
  • Variegated Fritillary 30
  • Theona Checkerspot 1
  • Bordered Patch 10
  • Elada Crescent 30
  • Texan Crescent 5
  • Vesta Crescent 10
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • California Sister 8
  • Common Mestra 15
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 4
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 20
  • Orange Skipperling 20

Mexican Yellow

Rawson's Metalmark

California Sister

Lyside Sulphur

Question Mark

Theona Checkerspot

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

The Gray Hairstreak was very fresh for this time of year.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Sachem 1

Gray Hairstreak

Painted Lady

Eastern Comma

Michael Diederich

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

  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Monarch 1

Michael Diederich

Friends Nursery School, Route 120, Chappaqua, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Monarch 1

Sarah Hille

Douglassville, in a development
Berks County, PA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Monarch 1

Jim Egbert

Hwy 180 W Gulf Shores Al
Baldwin County, AL

Cleared over night, winds were diminishing during the day and were westerly. The heavy rain and wind did only minor damage to the Spanish Nettle patches, but there was very little activity on them, late in the afternoon. The lawn remains quite active, but still limited in the variety of its visitors

  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper common

Carole Mebus

Mariton Wildlife Preserve
Northampton County, PA

Eastern Commas were at the rotted fruit under the paw paw tree.

  • Eastern Comma 6

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

James Shelton

Dutch Gap Conservation Area
Chesterfield County, VA

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Daniel Jones

Our yard in Weslaco
Hidalgo County, TX

10:00 AM to 4:30 PM Lately it been hard to see ten species of butterflies in our yard but they arrived in mass today.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Lyside Sulphur 12
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • American Snout 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Elada Crescent 2
  • Vesta Crescent 5
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 120
  • Soldier 1
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 3

Gray Hairstreak

Fiery Skipper

Sickle-winged Skipper

Cassius Blue, Ceraunus Blue

Monarch

Vesta Crescent

John Heyse

Martinez Marsh, Carquinez Shoreline, Martinez
Contra Costa County, CA

82F, 80F

  • Cabbage White 19
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 10
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 16
  • Sandhill Skipper 4
  • Umber Skipper 4

Western Pygmy-Blue

Jeanette Klodzen

approx. 1800E and 2100S
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

corner of Mile Square Rd. and Central Park Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

coner of Central Park Ave. and Yonkers Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Monarch 1

Allyson O'Connor

Basking Ridge
Somerset County, NJ

I have a total of 6 Monarchs here today. I managed to get three of them in one shot!

  • Monarch 6

Monarch

James Shelton

6900 Atmore Dr
Richmond city, VA

Was flying in a light rain.

  • Monarch 1

Jim Egbert

Hwy 180 W. Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Nice cool day upper 50s AM to Upper 70s PM, winds being calmer today helped the species that are not as strong fliers as those from the past couple of days. Vacation starts tomorrow; Yea! I will see if the Monarchs are inland, and have not made it to the coast yet. The Gulf Fritillary where holding about 30 miles inland for several weeks before moving to the coast I’ll explore the same area where the Gulf Fritillary holding before their moved. It may still be to early, because of the numbers still coming from up north; in the central south, and along the central Atlantic coast .

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common

Ronda G Spink

Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo County, MI

The Monarchs were seen:
KL Nature Preserve on KL Ave.
corner of Vassar Dr. and Pasadena St.
The weather was mostly cloudy and 62 degrees

  • Monarch 2

ALAN SCHMIERER

Harshaw Road at Red Mt Road, Patagonia Mts
Santa Cruz County, AZ

2 at this location and 2 more at nearby location.

  • Barred Yellow 4

Barred Yellow

Jeffrey Glassberg

Convent Station
Morris County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Sachem 2

Monarch

Monarch

Jim Egbert

Ft Morgan, to Mobile St. Gulf Shores, to Hwy 161 Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Cool start to the day; but warmed to mid 70s by 9. Light winds didn’t hold down anything today. Gulf Fritillary are every where you looked.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye common
  • White Peacock 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Southern Broken-Dash common
  • Palatka Skipper 4
  • Dion Skipper 6
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper common

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

From 9-45 AM till 3:45 PM. Queens were counted and estimated.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Lyside Sulphur 8
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 5
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 40
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • Fatal Metalmark 5
  • Red-bordered Pixie 1
  • American Snout 20
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 3
  • Phaon Crescent 15
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 6
  • Tropical Leafwing 3
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Tawny Emperor 100
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 1000
  • Soldier 3
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Glazed Pellicia 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 20
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Laviana White-Skipper 10
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Julia's Skipper 4
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 10
  • Clouded Skipper 30
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 50
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Sachem 4
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 8
  • Eufala Skipper 8

Orange Sulphur

Sickle-winged Skipper

Nysa Roadside-Skipper

Glazed Pellicia

Glazed Pellicia

Red-bordered Pixie

Jim Egbert

Gulf Bay Rd Orange Beach ,and Gulf State Park as well as E 29th Ave at E 1st St Gulf Shores Al
Baldwin County, AL

Didn’t get very far today; cool again upper 50s am to about 80 this afternoon. Nice mix today; another Funeral Duskywing, and a new location for the White Peacock. Today there has been a big come back of the Ocola Skippers.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 9
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 12+
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash common
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper abundant

Michael Diederich

Power Cut off Old Chappaqua Road, Old Chappaqua Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2

Michael Diederich

Piermont Pier, Piermont
Rockland County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 7

Ronda G Spink

Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo County, MI

The Monarch was seen flying across Drake Road

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

Bauer Park, Madison,
New Haven County, CT

All seen in the Community Garden.

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 6+
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 4+
  • Monarch common
  • Fiery Skipper 7+

Jim Wilkinson

Doctor Patel Drive, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 2

Variegated Fritillary

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Jeffrey Glassberg

Convent Station
Morris County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Sachem 3

Sachem

ALAN SCHMIERER

California Gulch
Santa Cruz County, AZ

Started morning at rain and 59 degrees, then warmed up a little with on and off sun. This report is just to document the continuing influx of this species. We covered only about 0.2 miles of the canyon.

  • Elf 13

Elf

Mark Salvato

Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • White Peacock 1
  • Florida Leafwing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Baracoa Skipper 4

Ben Kolstad

Boca Raton
Palm Beach County, FL

In suburban yard, nectaring on Dwarf Bahama Strongbark (Bourreria succulenta).

  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 1

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

John E. DiOrio

in the center of Chatsworth, NJ, at the cranberry festival.
Ocean County, NJ

The monarch flew right in front of me while I was in the middle of a large crowd.

  • Monarch 1

Taffy Herridge

Sam Rayburn Lake
San Augustine County, TX

We have had many Gulf Fritillary in the yard this year but this one is the first one with this coloring. Is this a winter form? aberrant?

  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Gulf Fritillary

Jeanette Klodzen

White Rock Trail - Antelope Island
Davis County, UT

Many Cow Path Tiger Beetles out today

  • Checkered White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 4+
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 10+
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 20+

James Shelton

Cumberland Marsh Preserve
New Kent County, VA

  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3

Jim Egbert

28th Ave & Oyster Bay Rd Gulf Shores to Bay Rd W.Magnolia Spring and the Weeks Bay Reserve
Baldwin County, AL

In all miles traveled to day there was only one Monarch sighted, but I also sighted another Funereal Skipper, It was a nice warm day clear temps in the low 80s.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Gray Hairstreak common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Viceroy 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash common
  • Ocola Skipper common

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

From 10:15 AM to 1:00 PM, I didn’t worry about numbers today hoping to see yesterday’s Gilbert’s Flasher.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Southern Dogface 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 6
  • Lyside Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 20
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 3
  • Red-bordered Pixie 1
  • American Snout 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Tawny Emperor 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 500
  • Soldier 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Glazed Pellicia 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Julia's Skipper 5
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 20
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 4
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 6
  • Purple-washed Skipper 1

Zebra Heliconian

Glazed Pellicia

Purple-washed Skipper

Julia's Skipper

Dorantes Longtail

Glazed Pellicia

Mark Salvato

Big Pine Key
Monroe County, FL

  • Great Southern White 6
  • Large Orange Sulphur 12
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 75
  • Cassius Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 15
  • Hammock Skipper 52
  • Florida Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 14

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Linda Cooper

National Butterfly Center gardens and other areas of Hidalgo County
Hidalgo County, TX

Week of 10-18 thru 10-24. Weather: cloudy to sunny with some rain during the week. Temps mostly in the mid 80s. Linda and Buck Cooper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Ornythion Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Southern Dogface abundant
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Large Orange Sulphur abundant
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Clytie Ministreak 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue common
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Pixie 2
  • Curve-winged Metalmark 1
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch
  • Vesta Crescent
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • White Peacock common
  • Tropical Leafwing
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Tawny Emperor common
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch
  • Queen superabundant
  • Soldier
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • White-striped Longtail 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail
  • Mimosa Skipper 6
  • Glazed Pellicia 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Julia's Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Southern Skipperling common
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem common
  • Common Mellana common
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper
  • Eufala Skipper common
  • Olive-clouded Skipper 1
  • Purple-washed Skipper 3

White-striped Longtail

Curve-winged Metalmark

Ornythion Swallowtail

Glazed Pellicia

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Ornythion Swallowtail

Sue Allie

Cedar Key
Levy County, FL

Town park during Seafood Festival

  • Zebra Heliconian 1

Steven Glynn

Cleveland Metroparks, Lakefront Reservation
Cuyahoga County, OH

Sunny and 52 degrees

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2

Jim Egbert

E Canal Dr Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Another sunny; but cooler day upper 70s pm. No traveling today, no variety, but no lack of abundance. Gulf Fritillary were streaming by all day, it was like a bicycle race; one right after another, then a small cluster, a short pause, and here they come again. This was from about 2 hours after sun up to a slowing, and ending about a 1.5 hours before sunset.

  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Dr. Howard B. Eskin

Our Harleysville, PA Backyard
Montgomery County, PA

We have been without butterflies for three weeks now but today my grandkids spotted a beautiful male Monarch hanging out on a Split Maple Tree.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Monarch

Daniel Jones

Our yard in Weslaco
Hidalgo County, TX

Checking our yard periodically during NASCAR and football.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Bordered Patch 8
  • Vesta Crescent 3
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 75
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Monarch

Guava Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Bart Jones

Country Lane
Decatur County, TN

A red maple tree was oozing sap down the trunk and attracting butterflies. 7 Question Marks, 2 Eastern Commas, 1 Mourning Cloak, 1 Red Admiral, and 1 Red-spotted Purple

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 7
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

Craig Marks

Abita Creek and Lake Ramsey
St. Tammany Parish, LA

late for Georgia Satyrs

  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow 14
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 30+
  • Common Buckeye 50+
  • Carolina Satyr 20+
  • Georgia Satyr 20
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Neamathla Skipper 11
  • Clouded Skipper 15
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 7
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

Linholm Rd & on Co Rd 87;then Atmore Al
Baldwin County, AL

Went inland from the coast looking for Monarchs; in hopes of finding more than scattered singles. No luck. The sulphurs were more common than nearer the water. Another nice day for a drive; we are in our fall weather pattern, dry, cool morning, and warming to low 80s in the afternoon.

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Yehl Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Mary Arneson

Minneapolis, home garden in southwest corner
Hennepin County, MN

Monarch butterfly visiting marigolds today, after seeing none for a week or so.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Maura McLaughlin

near Winchester Medical Center
Frederick County, VA

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Andrew Block

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

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1

John Heyse

Pt. Richmond, Chevron Research
Contra Costa County, CA

  • American Lady 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

Black Swallowtail was a male and very fresh

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Common Checkered-Skipper

Painted Lady

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Doctor Patel Drive, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jim Egbert

public access points to Santa Rosa Sound in Santa Rosa, Okaloosa Co, and in Walton Co. Pt.Washington State Forest, and east side Old Pamama City bridge ramp.
Santa Rosa County, FL

Road trip; to locate links to the east of the White Peacock, Anartia jatrophae,.The trip failed to produce any sighting, it did find that the elements for a link, larval food plants, and open spaces with lots of the flowers that the adults nectar on are all present. This days trip produced sighting of Monarchs at all but 2 of 9 stops; and 6 were seen at the Navarra Butterfly House(closed for the season) gardens.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 14
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Ocola Skipper abundant

Linda Cooper

Palo Alto Battlefield and Resaca de la Palma SP
Cameron County, TX

Weather: cloudy and rain with intermittent sun; high temp was 80° for the day. Linda and Buck Cooper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Boisduval's Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Rounded Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Metalmark
  • Blue Metalmark 2
  • Walker's Metalmark 1
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Bordered Patch
  • Definite Patch 10
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady 1
  • White Peacock
  • Band-celled Sister 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • Guava Skipper 3
  • Brown Longtail
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Julia's Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper
  • Eufala Skipper

Walker's Metalmark

Mexican Bluewing

Definite Patch

Definite Patch

Rounded Metalmark

Blue Metalmark

Guava Skipper

John Heyse

Point Richmond, Chevron Research
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Umber Skipper 1

Daniel Jones

Our yard in Weslaco
Hidalgo County, TX

Seen during checks of yard from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 170
  • Soldier 1
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Southern Broken-Dash

Southern Broken-Dash

Ocola Skipper

Jim Egbert

Mexico Beach, and Gulf Co.;Port St Joe, St Joe Bay Buffer Preserve, and Indian Pass;into Franklin Co.;Apalachicola River Cassway, East Point, and Carrabella.
Bay County, FL

No A.jatrophae; again. Monarchs are coming now the river, and they are lots of them,(they are noticeable as road kill). The causeway between the City of Apalachicola, and East Point was awash with butterflies.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Gulf Fritillary superabundant
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch common
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper superabundant

John Gorey

Coronado National Forest near Portal, AZ
Cochise County, AZ

Looked for butterflies near the ranger station and along the river

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Mexican Yellow 10
  • Tailed Orange 50
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 20
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Reakirt's Blue 20
  • American Snout 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • California Sister 3
  • Nabokov's Satyr 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Queen 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Arizona Giant-Skipper 8
  • Poling's Giant-Skipper 1

Tailed Orange

Reakirt's Blue

Queen

Hoary Comma

American Lady

California Sister

Mournful Duskywing

Variegated Fritillary

Southern Dogface

Mylitta Crescent

Arizona Giant-Skipper

Nabokov's Satyr

American Snout

Steven Glynn

Keener Park and nearby areas in West Chester
Butler County, OH

Sunny and 58 degrees

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Little Yellow 1

Jim Egbert

north side of Intra Coastal Waterway;from N East 1st St ,west to Plash Island Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

A dry cold front moved past yesterday; making it down right cold this morning; warmed into mid 70s by noon. That front was the push; that brought a big wave of Monarchs to the Alabama coast.Today I went back to where I saw A. jatrophae last Friday; mower had trimmed the area back some since my last visit. The White Peacock was not sighted, but a Funereal Duskywing was.
I picked up several road kills in East Point Fla; Long Tailed Skippers, Gulf Fritillary, Buckeye, and Monarchs some of them had fire ants already working on them, I knocked off as many ants as possible an put the butterflies on the floor board of the car. Then today at my 1st stop today; I found that one of the road kill Monarchs had risen from the dead, and was flipping around inside the back wind shield. I released, it and it went to a Lantana bush just off the street, and a few mins. later it was gone.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak common
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch common
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 12+

Lisa Michelle Reid

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

My kids and I got 11 new species for our life lists. This place is amazing!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Pixie
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Julia Heliconian
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Bordered Patch +
  • Vesta Crescent
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • Brown Longtail
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Eufala Skipper

Common Buckeye

Southern Dogface

Texas Powdered-Skipper

Red-bordered Pixie

Empress Leilia

Brown Longtail

Clouded Skipper

Laviana White-Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

Soldier

Queen

Funereal Duskywing

White-patched Skipper

Little Yellow

Monarch

Fatal Metalmark

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Steven Glynn

"The Wilds" Preserve and nearby roads/fields
Muskingum County, OH

Sunny and 60 degrees

  • Cabbage White 23
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1

Jim Wilkinson

Doctor Patel Drive, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

James Shelton

James River Park - Wetlands
Richmond city, VA

Recently Rained. Light Wind. 60-69 degrees F. Meadow and Woods.

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1

Pearl Crescent

John Heyse

Martinez Marsh, Carquinez shoreline, Martinez
Contra Costa County, CA

67, 65F
Eufala skipper was a buffy form described as a mutant by Shapiro

  • Cabbage White 13
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 16
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sandhill Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Eufala Skipper

Jim Egbert

Woldenberg Park, Jackson Square, New Orlean
Orleans Parish, LA

Cool temps, and urban; all that was needed was a little green, and I was able to find a few French Quarters partiers . The I10 corridor also provide several additional Monarch sighting. There is miles upon miles of Spanish Needles whitening the shoulders through all of the Mississippi Gulf Coast,

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna
Fairfax County, VA

Everything except for the Buckeye was nectaring on Gomphrena “Globe Amaranth”. The Buckeye was on frost asters.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Lisa Michelle Reid

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

Day 2 of our visit to the National Butterfly Center … 48 species.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Tailed Orange
  • Little Yellow
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Pixie
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Julia Heliconian
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Bordered Patch
  • Vesta Crescent
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • White Peacock
  • Common Mestra
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • Brown Longtail
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Eufala Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Common Mestra

Large Orange Sulphur

Tailed Orange

Lyside Sulphur

Eufala Skipper

Bordered Patch

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Western Pygmy-Blue

Question Mark

Great Purple Hairstreak

Queens

Tawny Emperor

Michael Diederich

Rockland Lake, Congers
Rockland County, NY

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Michael Diederich

Piermont Pier, Piermont
Rockland County, NY

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Monarch 3

Jim Egbert

Veterans Rd. #2 to E 10th St Gulf Shores,and Beaver Creek Ln to Gulf Bay Rd Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Stayed on the island today; visited most of the usual spots. The Monarchs have just about become the dominant true butterfly; and it has taken only few days; the Gulf Fritillary is still in top spot, Common Buckeyes rounding out 3rd. Last year it was difficult to find the Painted Ladies; the Americans where every where; not so this year. The American Ladies are very sparse this year, Today’s sighting were diverse.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye common
  • White Peacock 2
  • Monarch common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 8
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper common

Daniel Jones

Resaca de la Palm State Park
Cameron County, TX

From 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20
  • Lyside Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 25
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Rounded Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • Blue Metalmark 6
  • Curve-winged Metalmark 1
  • Walker's Metalmark 2
  • American Snout 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Elada Crescent 8
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 5
  • Mexican Bluewing 5
  • Queen 30
  • Guava Skipper 2
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 4
  • Two-barred Flasher 1
  • Mimosa Skipper 3
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 20
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Erichson's White-Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 15
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Southern Broken-Dash 12
  • Sachem 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Erichson's White-Skipper

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Curve-winged Metalmark

Walker's Metalmark

Blue Metalmark

Guava Skipper

Two-barred Flasher

Allan R. Loudell

Driving along Route 40 -- Glasgow to Bear
New Castle County, DE

Late Monarch flying south over Rt. 40… 50 degrees, 10 a.m. Also, an Orange Sulphur along the highway…

But didn’t see any butterflies during subsequent walk in state park.

Late-season, fresh, Luna moth on convenience-store wall (along with Sallows and an underwing) in neighboring Cecil County - south of Northeast - Maryland

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1

Harry Zirlin

Greenwood WMA
Ocean County, NJ

Wasn’t looking for butterflies but these were what I saw. I was looking for Buck Moths, Hemileuca maia, and saw about 20. A pretty good flight…

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1

James Shelton

Parramore Island
Accomack County, VA

  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Monarch 3

Linda Cooper

NBC gardens, Frontera Audubon, Santa Ana NWR, Rio Rico Rd, Yturria Brush Tract, private gardens
Hidalgo County, TX

This covers the week of Oct 25 thru Oct 31. Weather: low 60°-high 80° most of week. Front moved through Oct 31 with some rain and wind. Linda and Buck Cooper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Ruby-spotted Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface common
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Large Orange Sulphur abundant
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Tailed Orange 6
  • Little Yellow common
  • Mimosa Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak common
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak common
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue common
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue abundant
  • Fatal Metalmark common
  • Rounded Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark common
  • Red-bordered Pixie 6
  • Curve-winged Metalmark 13
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch common
  • Crimson Patch
  • Elada Crescent
  • Pale-banded Crescent 2
  • Vesta Crescent
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock common
  • Malachite 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Common Mestra 2
  • Tropical Leafwing
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor common
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Queen abundant
  • Soldier
  • Guava Skipper 6
  • White-striped Longtail
  • Zilpa Longtail 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail
  • Two-barred Flasher 2
  • Mimosa Skipper
  • Glazed Pellicia 2
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 3
  • Sickle-winged Skipper common
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Erichson's White-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper
  • Julia's Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper abundant
  • Southern Skipperling common
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash common
  • Sachem common
  • Common Mellana
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Evans' Skipper 2
  • Violet-banded Skipper 1

Malachite

Two-barred Flasher

Evans' Skipper

Erichson's White-Skipper

Texas Powdered-Skipper

Crimson Patch

Two-barred Flasher

Ruby-spotted Swallowtail

Violet-banded Skipper

Zilpa Longtail

Curve-winged Metalmark

Crimson Patch

Andrew Block

Sherwood Island S.P., Westport,
Fairfield County, CT

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1

Jim Egbert

Bay Rd Magnolia Springs and Weeks Bay Reserve Al
Baldwin County, AL

Not as cool this morning, wind also changed to more southerly, lower 80s

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch common
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 7
  • Sachem 1
  • Palatka Skipper 2
  • Dion Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 14

Andrew Block

Hammonasset S.P., Madison,
New Haven County, CT

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

Harrison High School, Harrison,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Cabbage White in the backyard

  • Cabbage White 1

Steven Glynn

Baytown Nature Center areas
Harris County, TX

Sunny, 80 degrees

  • Little Yellow 7
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Little Yellow

Monarch

Mike Reese

Hancock Park Baseball Diamond off Cty GG
Waushara County, WI

With the temperatures in the high 50s and sunny I decided to see if I could find a Purplish Copper on the baseball field where I saw them on October 16, 2005. There were not many dandelions there but there were two butterflies including a new Wisconsin late record for the Purplish Copper!

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Purplish Copper 1

Purplish Copper

James Shelton

Sea View Farm
Northampton County, VA

  • Monarch 2

Craig Marks

Freshwater Bayou Lock Rec Area and Hwy 3147
Vermilion Parish, LA

I was looking for marine skippers. The Red-banded Hairstreak is possibly a Dusky-blue Groundstreak. That species has been found to the immediate west in Cameron Parish. With the exception of one or two, the Monarchs were all traveling north or inland, away from the coast.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Little Yellow 20+
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 15
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 15+
  • Phaon Crescent 10+
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 15+
  • Monarch 25+
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Aaron's Skipper 15
  • Bay Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 20+
  • Obscure Skipper 8
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Steven Rosenthal

Jones Beach State Park - Central Mall, Field 4, West End, Field 10
Nassau County, NY

last hurrah before cold weather hits hard this coming weekend, 2 hours searching- sunny, breezy about 60 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 4

John Heyse

Perkins Canyon, Mt. Diablo
Contra Costa County, CA

66F

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • California Sister 2

Jim Wilkinson

Doctor Patel Drive, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

James Shelton

Quinby Bridge on the Pungo River
Accomack County, VA

  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Jim Egbert

Graham Creek Nature Preserve, Foley Splinter Hill Bog Preserve, and Linholm Rd
Baldwin County, AL

Foggy morning; warm but wet. Monarchs were strong enough to shake of the dew early, and were in the air 1st today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Monarch common
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Ocola Skipper common

Mary Arneson

Minneapolis, home garden in southwest corner of city
Hennepin County, MN

Warm autumn day, mostly sunny, with many honeybees out. We have a 150 foot edging of marigolds in full bloom. One red admiral seen.

  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

James Shelton

Mogothey Bay Natural Area Preserve
Northampton County, VA

  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 2

Sleepy Orange

James Shelton

Wachapreauge Interpretive Marsh
Accomack County, VA

  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 1

Variegated Fritillary

Sachem

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 7

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 6
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Allyson O'Connor

Basking Ridge, Front Yard
Somerset County, NJ

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Steven Glynn

Sable Palm Sanctuary
Cameron County, TX

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Rounded Metalmark 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Queen 8
  • Brown Longtail 7
  • Mimosa Skipper 4
  • Mazans Scallopwing 9
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 7
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2

Fawn-spotted Skipper

Dusky-blue Groundstreak

Rounded Metalmark

Mazans Scallopwing

Brown Longtail

Mimosa Skipper

Steven Glynn

Palo Alto Battlefield SP
Cameron County, TX

Joined forces with Bill & Deb Marsh. Sunny and 85 degrees

  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Rounded Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark common
  • Blue Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Definite Patch 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Queen 5
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper common

Definite Patch

Definite Patch

Steven Glynn

Resaca de la Palma Sp
Cameron County, TX

Sunny, 86 degrees

  • Orange-barred Sulphur common
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • Rounded Metalmark 1
  • Blue Metalmark 3
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • White Peacock common
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Queen common
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Mimosa Skipper 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper abundant
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper abundant
  • Laviana White-Skipper 4
  • Julia's Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Eufala Skipper 4
  • Purple-washed Skipper 1

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Purple-washed Skipper

Blue Metalmark

Jim Egbert

Weeks Bay Estuary Reserve
Baldwin County, AL

New location for the White Peacock; only few hundreds of yard from the offices of the Reserve.. Warm again to day, with out the fog; AM 60s and partly cloudy, to low 80s and mostly cloudy.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch common
  • Long-tailed Skipper e
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Lyside Sulphur 5
  • Tailed Orange 2
  • Little Yellow 15
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 10
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 8
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 25
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • Fatal Metalmark 5
  • Rounded Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Pixie 1
  • American Snout 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Vesta Crescent 5
  • Phaon Crescent 30
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 10
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Empress Leilia 2
  • Tawny Emperor 70
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 800
  • Soldier 3
  • Guava Skipper 6
  • Brown Longtail 6
  • Two-barred Flasher 1
  • Glazed Pellicia 2
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 3
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 20
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Laviana White-Skipper 6
  • Julia's Skipper 3
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 8
  • Southern Skipperling 6
  • Fiery Skipper 50
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Sachem 8
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 15
  • Olive-clouded Skipper 1
  • Evans' Skipper 1

Olive-clouded Skipper

Two-barred Flasher

Evans' Skipper

Glazed Pellicia

White-patched Skipper

Evans' Skipper

Steven Glynn

Boca Chica highway spot
Cameron County, TX

Joined forces with Bill & Deb Marsh for searching of area. Partly clouded, 82 degrees and breezy

  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Xami Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue common
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Rounded Metalmark 1
  • Elada Crescent 3
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Tropical Buckeye 1
  • Obscure Skipper 5

Xami Hairstreak

Xami Hairstreak

Elada Crescent

Xami Hairstreak

Obscure Skipper

Xami Hairstreak

Bart Jones

Key West, Big Pine Key and Bahia Honda State Park
Monroe County, FL

Species seen on a day trip from Key West to Big Pine and Bahia Honda on 10/26. According to BAMONA, American Lady would be new county record.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Great Southern White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Orange-barred Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue
  • Cassius Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • American Lady
  • Monarch
  • Hammock Skipper
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Florida Duskywing
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Monk Skipper

American Lady

Florida Duskywing

Hammock Skipper

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Matthew Ceplo

Rockland Country Club, Sparkill
Rockland County, NY

A late comer and a welcome find.

  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Andrew Block

Hammonasset S.P., Madison,
New Haven County, CT

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch common

Steven Glynn

Rio Rico area
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow common
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Fatal Metalmark 3
  • Rounded Metalmark 2
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 7
  • Red-bordered Pixie 3
  • Curve-winged Metalmark 3
  • American Snout 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Painted Lady 1
  • White Peacock common
  • Tawny Emperor 3
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Queen common
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Mimosa Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Sachem 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Red-bordered Pixie

Curve-winged Metalmark

Steven Glynn

Resaca de la Palma
Cameron County, TX

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Orange-barred Sulphur common
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Boisduval's Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Rounded Metalmark 2
  • Red-bordered Metalmark common
  • Blue Metalmark abundant
  • American Snout 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Painted Lady 4
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Mexican Bluewing 5
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Queen common
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Brown Longtail 7
  • Mimosa Skipper common
  • Mazans Scallopwing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper abundant
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Common Mellana 4
  • Eufala Skipper 6
  • Violet-banded Skipper 1

Blue Metalmark

Mexican Bluewing

Violet-banded Skipper

Steven Glynn

Santa Ana NWR
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Orange-barred Sulphur common
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • Rounded Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 5
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 5
  • Phaon Crescent abundant
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen abundant
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Mimosa Skipper 8
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper abundant
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Sachem 1
  • Common Mellana 3
  • Eufala Skipper 3

Fawn-spotted Skipper

Common Mellana

Tailed Orange

Monarch, Queen

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Warm and sunny; lunch break produced numerous sighting but not much variety. Showers over night clear day, started in the low 70s with temps topping out in the low 80s. Big change coming this weekend, Canada is opening the Arctic flood gates.

  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch common
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

Hwy 180 W and Plantation Rd
Baldwin County, AL

Bright and sunny; cool morning mid 50s to low 70s in the afternoon. The cool down we are expecting for the weekend is step down of about 5 degrees per day until Sunday mornings predicted low of the upper 30s.The rest of the week be warming back to at least the upper 70s.With out the shock of a cold blast; everything should recuperate.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Jan Dauphin

Our yard in Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

Yard butterfly #157. New U.S. record!

  • Green Flasher 1

Green Flasher

Green Flasher

Jan Dauphin

yard in Mission, TX
Hidalgo County, TX

Note it is laying eggs, too

  • Tropical Greenstreak 1

Tropical Greenstreak

Steven Glynn

NABA Gardens
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Giant White 1
  • Southern Dogface common
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Orange-barred Sulphur common
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Tailed Orange 5
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 8
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Fatal Metalmark 3
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Bordered Patch common
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • White Peacock common
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Tawny Emperor abundant
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Queen superabundant
  • Soldier 9
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Brown Longtail common
  • Potrillo Skipper 1
  • Glazed Pellicia 2
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 7
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper abundant
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Julia's Skipper common
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper superabundant
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 5
  • Common Mellana 4
  • Eufala Skipper common
  • Purple-washed Skipper 1

Soldier

Soldier, Queen

Texas Powdered-Skipper

Glazed Pellicia

Glazed Pellicia

Potrillo Skipper

Giant White

Julia Heliconian

Linda Cooper

Falcon State Park, Salineno
Starr County, TX

Scouting trip for the butterfly festival. 78°-88°, breezy. Linda and Buck Cooper, Steve Moore, Edwards family (Palm Beach County FL)

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface common
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Large Orange Sulphur abundant
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Tailed Orange
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gray Hairstreak common
  • Lacey's Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak common
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue abundant
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Metalmark
  • Curve-winged Metalmark 1
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Theona Checkerspot abundant
  • Bordered Patch common
  • Elada Crescent
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Pearl Crescent
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock common
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Queen common
  • Soldier
  • Brown Longtail
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Eufala Skipper

Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak

Curve-winged Metalmark

Mexican Fritillary

Lacey's Scrub-Hairstreak

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny but cold this morning temps in upper 40s,and warned to the lower 70s.Monarchs were in the air first today.

  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Jan Dauphin

Yard, Mission, Hidalgo Co.
Hidalgo County, TX

Fairly common in our yard in the Fall. This is one of the prettiest Olive-clouded Skipper that I have ever seen.

  • Olive-clouded Skipper 1

Olive-clouded Skipper

Steven Glynn

Estero Llano SP
Hidalgo County, TX

Spent time in the morning, until a storm passed through, then came back in the mid-afternoon.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Lacey's Scrub-Hairstreak 7
  • Clytie Ministreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Rounded Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 4
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Bordered Patch common
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock common
  • Tawny Emperor 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen common
  • Guava Skipper 3
  • Zilpa Longtail 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail common
  • Two-barred Flasher 2
  • Glazed Pellicia 1
  • Mazans Scallopwing 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper common
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper abundant
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Sachem 3
  • Common Mellana 3
  • Eufala Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Ocola Skipper

Zilpa Longtail

Clytie Ministreak

Guava Skipper

Potrillo Skipper

Two-barred Flasher

Steven Glynn

Santa Ana NWR
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Giant White 1
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Rounded Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 8
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Bordered Patch common
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • Pale-banded Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent abundant
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 3
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Tawny Emperor 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen common
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Brown Longtail common
  • Two-barred Flasher 1
  • Mimosa Skipper 3
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 7
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper abundant
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper abundant
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Common Mellana 5
  • Eufala Skipper common

Texas Powdered-Skipper

Giant White

Pale-banded Crescent

Two-barred Flasher

Guava Skipper

Pale-banded Crescent