October 2015 Sightings

Steven Glynn

Tree Tops Park
Broward County, FL

Late afternoon visit.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Malachite 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Malachite

Monk Skipper

Three-spotted Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Entrance to I80W at Redwood Rd
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Monarch 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Alexander James

Stillwater
Payne County, OK

Overgrown yard with abundant asters

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 6

Jim Egbert

Splinter Hill Bog Preserve, Perdido
Baldwin County, AL

Cloudy,strong North wind,and in the 60’s.

  • Little Yellow 1
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Deering Estate & Visitor Center
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Dina Yellow 7
  • Atala 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 6
  • Monarch 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Atala

Atala

Steven Glynn

Camp Owaissa Bauer
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 16
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian common
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 7
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Steven Glynn

Castellow Hammock Preserve
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 17
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 9
  • White Peacock 4
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

65 degrees, gray and mist from the remnant hurricane. Often times when such storms pass, butterflies not usually seen appear. First sighting ever at this location of a Brazilian Skipper, for the most part, out of its normal range. Species number 47 for the year here and number 68 all time (last 5 years). Knew it was something special right away due to its large size. Only butterfly of the day.

  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Brazilian Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Photo taken late morning with temperature in the low 50’s.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 4

Cabbage White

David H. Bartholomew

Mountain View Shoreline Park
Santa Clara County, CA

I stopped counting Western Pygmy Blues at 360, and that was just looking at one side of the trail.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 360
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5

Western Pygmy-Blue

Allen Belden

John Stretch Memorial Park
Palm Beach County, FL

Cuban Crescents on and around Green Shrimp Plant (Blechum pyramidatum). No Crimson Dicliptera (Dicliptera sexangularis) seen in the area.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Cuban Crescent 8
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Monarch 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 12
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Southern Skipperling 1

Cuban Crescent

White Peacock

Phaon Crescent

Cuban Crescent

Steven Glynn

Three Lakes WMA
Osceola County, FL

Late afternoon visit.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 11
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Sachem 2
  • Arogos Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 6
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Palmetto Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Confused Cloudywing

Craig Marks

Dove Field and Cooter's Bog in Kisatchie NF
Vernon Parish, LA

Visited Dove Field from 10:00-11:45 and then Cooter’s Bog from 12:00-1:30

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 16
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 8
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 10
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

Historic Ft. Morgan,and State Hwy 180 Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Cloudy,strong North wind,low 60s early,and a little sun into the low 70s mid afternoon.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper common

Ken Wilson

Lake Cuyamaca
San Diego County, CA

Low 80s and breezy.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Melissa Blue 12
  • Acmon Blue 20+
  • Mylitta Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 1

Chris Tenney

Sycamore Canyon, near Nogales
Santa Cruz County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 8
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 16
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Mexican Yellow 7
  • Tailed Orange 6
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Dainty Sulphur 12
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 11
  • Arizona Metalmark 24
  • American Snout 14
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Mexican Fritillary 3
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Elf 2
  • Tiny Checkerspot 12
  • Elada Crescent 3
  • Texan Crescent 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Tropical Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • California Sister 1
  • Red Satyr 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 3
  • Arizona Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 5
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 10
  • Pahaska Skipper 1
  • Sheep Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Arizona Giant-Skipper 1

Arizona Giant-Skipper

Bordered Patch

Dorantes Longtail

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

Death by Skipper annual field trip - DCutler, MCutler, JEvoy, SFarnsworth, SGlynn, SHalling, JLampkin, JLampkin, GSchepker, LCooper. 75-84 degrees. Lots of wildflowers. Area very wet.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 13
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 20
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 11
  • Little Metalmark 32
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • White Peacock 33
  • Viceroy 6
  • Carolina Satyr 15
  • Georgia Satyr 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 11
  • Dorantes Longtail 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Aaron's Skipper 17
  • Palmetto Skipper 25
  • Palatka Skipper 2
  • Berry's Skipper 4
  • Dusted Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 10
  • Ocola Skipper 13

Dusted Skipper

Little Metalmark

Palmetto Skipper

Allen Belden

Tradewinds Park
Broward County, FL

A few of the sulphurs looked a bit smaller and may have been Pink-spot Sulphurs.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 7
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 7
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Julia Heliconian 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • White Peacock 7
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 11
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Brazilian Skipper

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Queen

Cloudless Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Allen Belden

Fern Forest Nature Center
Broward County, FL

This is my third trip to this park to sort out the drab brownish skippers that occur there; I believe they are a mix of Three-spotted and Neamathla Skippers.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock common
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 14
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Neamathla Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Cassius Blue

neam

Three-spotted Skipper

Jim Egbert

Upper Delta WMA.Tensaw
Baldwin County, AL

Cloudy,strong North winds,upper 50s early,but with breaks in the clouds warmed to mid 60s.Each time the sun would come out and the butterfies would take to the sky,as soon the clouds returned they disappeared,and this was repeated during the enter outing.At one point the Tawny Emperor came into the car for a visit,while the clouds past by.This area was protected from the wind by a thick bottomland forest,which helped with the number of species sighted.

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Viceroy 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

9:30 am - 3 pm. Weather: 70-80 degrees, mostly cloudy, winds - 8 to 10. Lots of wildflowers. BCooper, LCooper, SFarnsworth, SGlynn, SHalling, JLampkin, GSchepker.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 25
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 14
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Little Yellow 52
  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Little Metalmark 22
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • White Peacock 5
  • Viceroy 5
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 89
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 13
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Neamathla Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 11
  • Whirlabout 11
  • Southern Broken-Dash 15
  • Sachem 3
  • Arogos Skipper 80
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 19
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 17
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 11
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Dusted Skipper

Neamathla Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

Gray and drizzle, mid-60s.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch

Jeanette Klodzen

Sentry Trail - Antelope Island
Davis County, UT

  • Clouded Sulphur 10+
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 3
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Monarch 3

Tom Palmer

Delancy Lake Road , Ocala National Forest
Putnam County, FL

Party cloudy, some wind after a cold front

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Southern Dogface 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 30
  • Barred Yellow 9
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 85
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Zarucco Duskywing 7
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Funereal Duskywing

Southern Dogface

Pipevine Swallowtail

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge, NJ (my NABA certified backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

After the weather we’ve had this week I was surprised to see anything.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Allen Belden

Anne Kolb Nature Center
Broward County, FL

Several male Statira Sulphurs seen skirmishing around Coinvine (Dalbergia ecastophyllum) and nectaring frequently on Firebush (Hamelia patens), but never for more than about a second on each flower. One female seen in a different area nectaring on Spanish Needles (Bidens alba). I had no luck photographing this high-energy, wary butterfly. Atlalas seen as chrysalids on Coontie (Zamia pumila).

  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Statira Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Atala 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Mangrove Buckeye 10
  • White Peacock 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Atala Chysalids

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Eastern Comma
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Chris Tenney

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

10 am - 3 pm
clear skies, mid-80s

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 7
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Lyside Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 3
  • American Snout 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 7
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 4
  • White Peacock 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Empress Leilia 2
  • Tawny Emperor 25
  • Monarch 6
  • Queen 60
  • Soldier 2
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 9
  • Brown-banded Skipper 4
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Laviana White-Skipper 8
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 8
  • Sachem 2
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 14
  • Eufala Skipper 7
  • Olive-clouded Skipper 1

Brown-banded Skipper

Celia's Roadside-Skipper

Daniel Jones

Falcon State Park
Starr County, TX

All butterflies from Kidneywoods along entrance road and from butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Southern Dogface 20
  • Large Orange Sulphur 200
  • Lyside Sulphur 150
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 20
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 20
  • Reakirt's Blue 15
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 50
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Theona Checkerspot 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 2
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Queen 1
  • Coyote Cloudywing 6
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 3
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Theona Checkerspot

Ocola Skipper

Southern Dogface

Brazilian Skipper

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Stephanie Seymour

Cheshire Lane, Ringwood, NJ
Passaic County, NJ

New yard butterfly: Painted Lady! The butterfly did an odd thing - it was fluttering at the side of my house, and then it went up and under a shingle and just stayed there. Not sure how long it was there, as I didn’t see it leave, although I’m sure it did.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge, MD
Howard County, MD

Fall form mating (in photo)

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Common Buckeye

Gray Hairstreak

Catherine Holt

White Rock Lake Dallas TX
Dallas County, TX

Monarch migration and a Queen showed up..75-100 Monarchs and 1 Queen

  • Monarch 75-100
  • Queen 1

Monarch, Queen

Allen Belden

Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden
Monroe County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Lyside Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Cassius Blue 14
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Florida Duskywing 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Monk Skipper 3

Monk Skipper

Florida Duskywing

Lyside Sulphur

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Roadside areas near and including Lime Creek Conservation area
Cerro Gordo County, IA

Late afternoon searching. Cool, 69 degrees. Nice nectar, but few butterflies this late in the season.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Monarch 5

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch

Stephanie Seymour

Cheshire Lane, Ringwood, NJ
Passaic County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1

Eastern Comma

Compton Tortoiseshell

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

John Lampkin

Triple Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin; 3 - 4:30, 88 degrees
Whirlabouts were in the uncountable hundreds

  • Zebra Swallowtail 9
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Whirlabout superabundant
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach,James Rd. Foley
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny and warm after a week of clouds and cold.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Della Wells and Nancy Slowik. Air temperatures ranged from 63 to 66 F. One of the individuals listed as Orange Sulphur was a female white morph Orange/Clouded Sulphur.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Stephanie Seymour

Cheshire Lane, Ringwood, NJ
Passaic County, NJ

Second day in a row for the Compton Tortoiseshell. These two photos are of the same butterfly.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Monarch 3

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

Laurel Rhodes

Duette Preserve
Manatee County, FL

The first butterfly survey for Duette on record; with John Lampkin (photo), Karen Finch (photo), Jean Evoy (photo), Dave Cutler, Fred Allen. Sunny, partly sunny, temp. 76-88F.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 30
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Southern Dogface 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20
  • Barred Yellow 12
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 18
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • White Peacock 37
  • Viceroy 14
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Georgia Satyr 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 8
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 17
  • Southern Broken-Dash 8
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 5
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 7
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Palmetto Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Southern Broken-Dash

Andrew Block

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

  • Cabbage White 10+
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny, low humodity and temps close to 70.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Little Yellow 1

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Murrysville
Westmoreland County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Eastern Comma

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • American Lady

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia, MD
Howard County, MD

highest number of Ocola Skippers I’ve ever recorded here

  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Sachem 7
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Variegated Fritillary

Stephanie Seymour

Cheshire Lane, Ringwood, NJ
Passaic County, NJ

This is the third day in a row that I saw a Compton Tortoiseshell in the yard!

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Monarch 3

Mark Adams

Elizabethan Gardens, Roanoke Island, Manteo
Dare County, NC

1:10-3:30 pm EDT, sunny, 78-80 deg F, wind 10-15 mph.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 30
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Sachem 2
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Gulf Fritillary

Stephanie Seymour

Cheshire Lane, Ringwood, NJ
Passaic County, NJ

  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Monarch 1

John Lampkin

Triple Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin & Robert Epstein
2 - 4; 86-88
Whirlabouts again uncountable hundreds.
Image shows why we were one White Peacock short.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 41
  • Carolina Satyr 17
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail abundant
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout superabundant
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Obscure Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 3

White Peacock, Green Lynx Spider

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2

Jeanette Klodzen

Broads Fork Trail - Big Cottonwood Canyon
Salt Lake County, UT

Went 2.2 miles to the entrance of Broads Fork Basin (8400ft) Mylittas seen in the basin.

One moose - female!

  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Hoary Comma 1

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard
Cape May County, NJ

Winds 15-18 MPH all day. Seeing new small instars of Black Swallowtails and Monarch caterpillars. 1 Monarch emerged today.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Monarch 11
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 8

Mark and Holly Salvato

Navy Wells Pineland Preserve, Homestead
Miami-Dade County, FL

With Jim Brock and Ken Kertell

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Queen 4
  • Baracoa Skipper 3

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Mark and Holly Salvato

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

With Jim Brock and Ken Kertell

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • White Peacock 1
  • Florida Leafwing 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

Modello Wayside Park, Homestead
Miami-Dade County, FL

With Jim Brock and Ken Kertell

  • Pink-spot Sulphur 6
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • White Peacock 2

Pink-spot Sulphur

John Heyse

at home Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Mike Reese

Russell Hill, Baxter Lane
Grant County, WI

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 37
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Eastern Comma

Clouded Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Rich Kelly, Patricia Aitken

Floyd Bennett Field
Kings County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Comma
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Ron Smith

Ocala Natl. Forest / lake Delancy area
Marion County, FL

Also along were Brian Ahern and Melissa James. Fla Year(138).
Photo credits -
Dotted Skipper (Smith)
Southern Dogface (James)
Zarucco Duskywing (James)

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Southern Dogface 16
  • Cloudless Sulphur 45
  • Barred Yellow 31
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 45
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Carolina Satyr 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 70
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Dotted Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 11
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 9
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 12

Zarucco Duskywing

Southern Dogface

Dotted Skipper

Michael Drake

Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

Several locations at the point including the Triangle Garden, State Park, Pavillion Circle and several private gardens.
Six Black Swallowtails were caterpillars.

The Ocola and Fiery Skippers were scattered all over the point.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 13
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Monarch 30
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Sachem 23
  • Ocola Skipper 20

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Sachem

Common Buckeye

Black Swallowtail caterpillars

Mark and Holly Salvato

Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key
Monroe County, FL

With Jim Brock and Ken Kertell

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Hammock Skipper 1

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Michael Diederich

Sugarloaf Mountain, South Deerfield
Franklin County, MA

Painted Lady feeding on Butterfly Bush at summit of Sugarloaf Mountain - sunny and clear at approx. 70 degrees.

  • Painted Lady 1

Tom Palmer

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Sun did not appear until 11 a.m. Little activity before then. Intermittent sunshine rest of the day until after 2 p.m.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 17
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 27
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 121
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • White Peacock 6
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Queen 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 157
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Baracoa Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 20
  • Arogos Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 12
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 6
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 17
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 13

Ken Wilson

Tijuana River Valley Regional Park
San Diego County, CA

88 degrees with 8 mph wind.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 15
  • Marine Blue 20+
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Umber Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Painted Lady

Western Pygmy-Blue

John Lampkin

Triple Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
3 -5; 85 with some clouds
Whirlabouts which were super-abundant a few days ago have dwindled dramatically.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • White Peacock 6
  • Carolina Satyr 19
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail common
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 16
  • Whirlabout common
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Obscure Skipper 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Catherine's Pass - Little Cottonwood Canyon
Salt Lake County, UT

From the Catherine’s Pass went up/over to Alta’s Supreme Lift (10,400ft) and back.

No snow yet - near 50degrees

All butterflies seen above 10,200ft

  • Checkered White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 6

Stephanie Seymour

Cheshire Lane, Ringwood, NJ
Passaic County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Monarch 2

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge, NJ (my NABA certified backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

Certified Butterfly Garden #1151, Certified Wildlife Garden #179,054 8 Black Swallowtail caterpillars found. 13 more Monarch caterpillars on Common Milkweed with 3 in J-position.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 13
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 11
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard
Cape May County, NJ

Fair butterfly numbers throughout day but most gone by 5 PM. 5 new Monarch cats on common milkweed.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 8
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Andrew Block

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

Also had a monarch chrysalis on the overhang of the front door.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 2

Steven Rosenthal

north half of Firemen's Memorial Park, Point Lookout
Nassau County, NY

breezy/sunny mid 70s. Hard to get exact counts as things were really moving/blowing around. First time I noticed checkered Whites here; the ones nearby at the west end of Jones Beach State Park had all expired about ten days ago after a strong nor’easter over several days; this species is having a strong year in LI/NYC area.

  • Checkered White common
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 6+

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Bo Zaremba

Crane WMA, Falmouth
Barnstable County, MA

  • Variegated Fritillary 6

Variegated Fritillary

John Lampkin

Shell Mound, Cockroach Bay
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin, Karen Finch & Jean Evoy
2:30 - 4:30; 86 and sunny
Longtail Skipper observed ovipositing on Desmodium sp.

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Barred Yellow 13
  • Sleepy Orange 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 15
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 26
  • Mangrove Skipper 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 7
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2

John Lampkin

Triple Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Karen Finch and Jean Evoy
9-12:30; 71-82 Bright Sun
Lower meadows only

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 18
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 20
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Carolina Satyr 12
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail abundant
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout common
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Obscure Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

James Shelton

Cherry Orchard Bog Natural Area Preserve
Sussex County, VA

  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 5

Mark Adams

Browns Gap Turnpike (Rt 810), Clark Rd (Rt 674), Jones Mill Rd (Rt 811), Piedmont Store (Rt 614)
Albemarle County, VA

I am unlikely to see a day like this again soon. The late season butterfly diversity was good: 18 species in 3.5 hours. Highlights included my first Mourning Cloak since spring, my first Albemarle Painted Lady this season, and numerous sulphurs (though no Cloudless), Cabbage Whites, Variegated Frits, and Eastern Commas/Question Marks.

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 40
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 30
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 5
  • Eastern Comma 12
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Sachem 3

Question Mark

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Mourning Cloak

Red Admiral

Variegated Fritillary

Chris Tenney

NABA butterfly center, Mission, Texas
Hidalgo County, TX

four hours: 9-11 am, 1:30-3:30 pm
sunny, clear, mid 80s-low 90s, light winds

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 7
  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Southern Dogface 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 25
  • Lyside Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 4
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 22
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 5
  • Crimson Patch 1
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 7
  • Tropical Leafwing 4
  • Tawny Emperor common
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen abundant
  • Soldier 3
  • Zilpa Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 5
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing 1
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Brown-banded Skipper 4
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 12
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Sachem 6
  • Common Mellana 4
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 6
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Violet-banded Skipper 1

Golden-headed Scallopwing

Violet-banded Skipper

Crimson Patch

White-patched Skipper

Turk's-cap White-Skipper

Catherine Holt

White Rock Lake Dallas TX
Dallas County, TX

Third wave of migrating Monarchs..

  • Monarch 75

Monarchs

Jim Wilkinson

Western Regional Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2

Fiery Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Red Pine Lake - Little Cottonwood Canyon
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Hoary Comma 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

John Heyse

Chevron Research, Pt. Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

79F
Most monarchs I’ve ever seen at once.
First mylitta I’ve seen at Pt. Richmond.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Umber Skipper 1

Rich Kelly

Caumsett State Park
Suffolk County, NY

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 30
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 1

Jim Wilkinson

Mount Pleasant Conservancy
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2

Variegated Fritillary

Melanie Link Taylor

Butterfly Garden, Home, Apple Valley
San Bernardino County, CA

This butterfly has been checking out my new leaf mulch piles as well as the Rabbit Brush on an autumn day, 67F.

  • Sleepy Orange 1

Sleepy Orange

Karen Burner Michul

University of Kentucky Medical Center Complex
Fayette County, KY

Spotted a monarch at UK Hospital today. Flew around in the court yard/front loop area.

  • Monarch 1

Catherine Holt

Dallas, TX
Dallas County, TX

Painted Lady stopped by my little garden

  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Dan Jones, Mike and Ginny Rickard, Chris Tenney, Tommie Rogers

NABA butterfly center, Mission, Texas
Hidalgo County, TX

9 AM - 3 PM
mostly sunny, upper 80s-low 90s, calm

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Southern Dogface 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 30
  • Lyside Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Mimosa Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 5
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • American Snout 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Crimson Patch 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 7
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Tawny Emperor 60
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 200
  • Soldier 3
  • Zilpa Longtail 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 6
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 2
  • Brown-banded Skipper 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Laviana White-Skipper 10
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 8
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Sachem 6
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 4
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 5
  • Purple-washed Skipper 1
  • Violet-banded Skipper 1

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Della Wells and Nancy Slowik. Air temperatures ranged from 55 to 61 F.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Monarch 1

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

Sunny, breezy and 60 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 19
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Jim Egbert

Union Chapel at Hwy 69 and Lake Nicol Dam, North Port
Tuscaloosa County, AL

Grand parents day function brought the wife and I to Tuscaloosa. After the conclusion of the program we checked Isabella out of school. When asked what she wanted to do she said it was to go looking for butterflies. So we were off to the fields where she did the recording of our sightings.The fall flowers where producing a good numbers of butterflies, and this this is our list from that afternoon.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10+
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Jim Egbert

Moundville Historic Site,Moundville,and Union Chapel Rd at Hwy 69 in North Port
Hale County, AL

Much colder morning with a strong North wind. Isabella and I started out about 9am and it was cold We checked on some sites that had been productive the day before and found nothing. While look for some activity we found that we had made our way down to Moundville,to south of Tuscaloosa.The site is very good example of a village where earthen mounds where build by native Americans to cope with the frequent flooding of the Black Warrior River. The mounds and the bordering forest provided us a good wind break where we hoped to have some sightings. As the day before my grand daughter did the recording as we explored the historic location.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 10+
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Jim Wilkinson

Cape Island
Cape May County, NJ

Monarchs and Red Admirals migrating south

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 12
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 50
  • Sachem 1

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1

John Lampkin

Shell mound, Cockroach Bay
Hillsborough County, FL

Periodic Survey with Jane Lampkin
3-5pm 86 and sunny
The eggs laid by the Dorantes Longwing Skipper on Desmodium on 10/12 have hatched and the caterpillars are 1/4” long and have constructed cut leaf shelters as shown below. The leaf is cut, leaving a hinge which is then folded over and stuck together with secretions.

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 22
  • White Peacock 30
  • Queen 18
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Dorantes Longtail caterpillar

Dorantes Longtail egg

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

On 10/15 the majority of the larger butterflies were Gulf Fritillary and they were abundant. Then on 10/18 the majority was,and now is Monarchs. I knew they were going to be thick because the night before when returning home I found a Monarch on the wall next to my front door. A very nice surprise for the day was a Southern Oak Hairstreak was also sighted.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Jeanette Klodzen

White Rock Trail - Antelope Island
Davis County, UT

  • Checkered White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 5+
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 35+
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Ron Smith (and others)

South Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County, FL

A group (B.Ahern, J.Clayton, R.Epstein, R.Harrod, M.James, J.Lampkin, L.Packard, S.Reardon) of us visited several different sites in and around Florida City and Homestead from 8 AM to 2 PM
Photo Credits–
Bartram’s Scrub-Hairstreak (Smith)
Large Orange Sulphur (Epstein)
Pink-spot Sulphur (Harrod)
Polydamus cat (Lampkin)
Queen (Epstein)
Ruddy Daggerwing (Clayton)
Three-spot Skipper (Lampkin)

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1 (plus approx 50 cats)
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur X
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pink-spot Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow X
  • Dina Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue X
  • Gulf Fritillary X
  • Zebra Heliconian X
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent X
  • Common Buckeye X
  • White Peacock X
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Florida Leafwing 1
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper X
  • Dorantes Longtail X
  • Horace's Duskywing X
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper X
  • Clouded Skipper X
  • Fiery Skipper X
  • Baracoa Skipper 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Ocola Skipper X

Large Orange Sulphur

Pink-spot Sulphur

Polydamas Swallowtail caterpillar

Queen

Ruddy Daggerwing

Three-spotted Skipper

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

Certified Butterfly Garden #1151, Certified Wildlife Garden #179,054 Warmer today along the bay with less wind ~ 5 MPH. Many continuing Monarch and Black Swallowtail caterpillars. Red Admiral and Mourning Cloak nectaring on rotten fruit, which was shared with Yellow-rumped Warblers catching the gnats

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 5

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach,James & S.Juniper Rd Foley
Baldwin County, AL

The migratory species have taken over the water front! Monarch, Gulf Fritillary, Common Buckeye, Little Yellow, Cloudless Sulphur, Long-tailed and Ocola Skipper are making it difficult for the locals. Like summer time is for the human locals.There is more room away from the water, as is seen in days list.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 12
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Following three consecutive days of lows in the 30’s, it was a delight to see one white cabbage flying in the backyard. Temp was around 68 degrees when it appeared around 2pmET.

  • Cabbage White 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Monarch

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

12 Noon - 3 PM. Windy, but sunny.
First Am Lady at the park since late April. It was on frostweed.
Monk Skipper was on plumbago.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 22
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 44
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Monk Skipper 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Monk Skipper

American Lady

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

8:30-10:30. Very windy.

  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 13
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 20
  • Viceroy 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Obscure Skipper 13
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Obscure Skipper

Viceroy

Ocola Skipper

John Gorey

Franklin
Williamson County, TN

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Sachem common

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

Perdido River WMA
Baldwin County, AL

Perdido River WMA is about 30 miles inland from the coast and the area I visited is newly opened to the general public;accessed via River Rd, off State Hwy 112.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Monarch 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Ocola Skipper 14

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Comma
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

John Gorey

Franklin
Williamson County, TN

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Jim Wilkinson

Meadowbrook Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Tom Palmer

John Stretch Park
Palm Beach County, FL

This location has been fairly dependable in fall for several years for Cuban Crescents.

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Cuban Crescent 4
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • White Peacock 53
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 10
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Cuban Crescent

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

We have had so many Gulf Fritillary caterpillars this year. While we eat lunch in the garden, Fritillaries fly over our table while we eat. Pictured is one of the latest starting to form its chrysalis.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Clouded Skipper

Gulf Fritillary caterpillar

Long-tailed Skipper

John Lampkin

Triple Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

Periodic Survey 11:30 - 1:30; 86 cloudy ending in light rain. The Whirlabouts which were in super-abundant uncountable hundreds just weeks ago are now tattered remnants. Sleepy Orange and Barred Yellows are showing winter forms. Pic shows Cloudless Sulphur variant with only one central HW circle.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock common
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail abundant
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Sachem 1

Sachem

Cloudless Sulphur

Barred Yellow

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Common Buckeye
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Ron & Lori Smith

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

8:30 - 11:30.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Barred Yellow 65
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 18
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 9
  • Arogos Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 8
  • Dusted Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Palmetto Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Michael Diederich

Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights
Westchester County, NY

From 1:00 - 2:00 PM - 70 Degrees.

  • Cabbage White 41
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 16

Chris Blazo

Route 30 field east of Chambersburg
Franklin County, PA

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Michael Drake

Dixon Meadow Preserve
Montgomery County, PA

Glorious 70 degree day. Season is almost over.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 1

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

Certified Butterfly Garden #1151, Certified Wildlife Garden #179,054

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 6
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 5
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Della Wells and Nancy Slowik. Air temperatures ranged from 72 to 75 F. Cloud cover initially about 80%, increasing to 100% with occasional light rain.

  • Clouded Sulphur 3

Mark Adams

Browns Gap Turnpike, Clark Rd, Jones Mill Rd, Piedmont Store
Albemarle County, VA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 18
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 9

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Eastern Comma
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

Fiery was a female

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Kathy Barylski

Catoctin Creek Park
Frederick County, MD

10-20 1:20-2:40 pm on blue trail; 10-22 4:30-5:30 hilltop and yellow trail. Weather around 70 and partly-mostly sunny.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

American Copper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Mike Reese

Coal Dock Park, Port Washington
Ozaukee County, WI

While birding this area in the morning I saw that it looked like good butterfly habitat so when it was nearly 60 degrees and sunny I stopped back here. I was quite surprised do see this many butterflies. This is the latest I have ever counted double-digit Monarchs in WI! Also saw 5 white-form female sulphurs.
2:50-3:20.

  • Clouded Sulphur 32
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 12

Monarch

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Blandair Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Doctor Patel Drive, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

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

Variegated Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Ken Wilson

Scissors Crossing, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

87 degrees with 10 mph winds. Nectar source is minimum. One unidentified white.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Leda Ministreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Mormon Metalmark 1
  • Mojave Sootywing 2

John Gorey

Percy Warner
Davidson County, TN

Walked the southern end of the park near the river.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

Certified Butterfly Garden #1151, Certified Wildlife Garden #179,054 Beautiful sunny day with clouds late in the afternoon. Started with 2 Monarchs very early, 1 Monarch enclosed and butterflies increased. I counted 11 Monarch Chrysalis in my yard last evening.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 11
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 9

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White

Allan R. Loudell

Along School Bell Road -- Bear
New Castle County, DE

Partly to mostly cloudy, windy, about 68 degrees around 3 p.m.

I don’t recall ever seeing a Variegated Frit here right along the road.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1

John Lampkin

Balm Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

Note: NOT Balm-Boyette Preserve
11:30 - 12 86 sun & clouds, with Jane Lampkin
Quick peek into a little-known preserve.
Remarkable today for the superabundant Peacocks and Mangrove Buckeyes found ~6 miles from nearest mangrove.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock superabundant
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 18
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2

Nancy Sponseller Carroll

Huntersville
Mecklenburg County, NC

  • Monarch 1

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco.
Hidalgo County, TX

In Weslaco on Saturday, Oct 24 we had a day of torrential rains and flash flooding, that totaled 9 1/2 inches! We doubted that butterflies could survive such a prolonged downpour. We also expected flowers to be decimated. But on Monday when we went to the park we were amazed to find not only the same butterflies on the same flowers but even more butterflies than before! Butterflies are tough bugs!

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Large Orange Sulphur 7
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Rounded Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 7
  • Malachite 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Queen 11
  • Soldier 3
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 5
  • Two-barred Flasher 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 5
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Laviana White-Skipper 7
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 30
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Eufala Skipper 9
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Great Southern White

Malachite

Southern Dogface

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Karl Legler

Areas of Estero Llano Grande State Park we didn't visit the day before, plus Fronterra Audubon and Valley Nature Center
Hidalgo County, TX

Scouting out for Texas Butterfly Festival. The Orange-barred Sulphur was a female with substantial orange on trailing edge of hindwing above.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Lyside Sulphur 3
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Rounded Metalmark 7
  • Red-bordered Pixie 1
  • American Snout 12
  • Bordered Patch 5
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 12
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Queen 19
  • Soldier 4
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 12
  • Two-barred Flasher 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 10
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout common
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem common
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Orange-barred Sulphur

Red-bordered Pixie

Jim Egbert

Bon Secour NWR and Plantation Rd,Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Partly cloudy with scattered showers, after the stormy day yesterday. Some of the fall flowers have been beaten down, but should come back strong now that we have had some rain; it is the first for Oct.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Monarch 14
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 14
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper common

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 7
  • Sachem 7

Daniel Jones

Resaca de la Palm State Park
Cameron County, TX

10:30 AM to 2:45 PM

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 25
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Lyside Sulphur 10
  • Boisduval's Yellow 1
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 3
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Rounded Metalmark 5
  • Blue Metalmark 15
  • Walker's Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • Mexican Bluewing 12
  • Tawny Emperor 5
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 5
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 4
  • Mimosa Skipper 4
  • Mazans Scallopwing 3
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 20
  • Brown-banded Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Laviana White-Skipper 3
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 10
  • Sachem 3
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Eufala Skipper 4
  • Obscure Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 6
  • Purple-washed Skipper 1
  • Evans' Skipper 1
  • Violet-banded Skipper 4

Boisduval's Yellow

Orange-barred Sulphur

Blue Metalmark

Julia Heliconian

Mexican Bluewing

Mimosa Skipper

Violet-banded Skipper

Evans' Skipper

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

In the fall and winter of 2013-2014 the majority of Vanessa sp.sighted were Painted Ladies but in the fall and winter of 2014-2015 the majority were American Ladies. So far this year it appears that Painted Ladies are making a come back.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Monarch 6
  • Fiery Skipper 5

Jim Egbert

Oyster Bay Rd.,and Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper common

Mark and Holly Salvato

Estero Llano Grande State Park, Weslaco
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Giant White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 2
  • American Snout
  • Bordered Patch
  • Malachite 2
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Julia's Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Eufala Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper
  • Purple-washed Skipper 1
  • Evans' Skipper 1

Malachite

Evans' Skipper

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

In the sand of back dunes it is very hard to get grass to grow, but flowering weeds do. This time of year the white, pink, and purple are visited by orange, silver, yellow, and browns.

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 14
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Steven Glynn

Falcon State Park butterfly garden
Starr County, TX

Overcast, breezy and constant spitting rain. Garden surprising and happily busy.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Giant White 2
  • Southern Dogface common
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Rounded Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Theona Checkerspot 4
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Elada Crescent common
  • Vesta Crescent 3
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch common
  • Queen abundant
  • Soldier 3
  • Frosted Flasher 1
  • Coyote Cloudywing 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 5
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Sachem 3
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Theona Checkerspot

Frosted Flasher

Frosted Flasher

Frosted Flasher

Giant White

John Heyse

at home Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Sherry Thornburg

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Gray Hairstreak

Steven Glynn

Resaca De La Palma SP
Cameron County, TX

Overcast, 86 degrees

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Lyside Sulphur 4
  • Boisduval's Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 3
  • Clytie Ministreak 3
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • Blue Metalmark common
  • Walker's Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock common
  • Mexican Bluewing 6
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Queen common
  • Brown Longtail 4
  • Two-barred Flasher 2
  • Mimosa Skipper 3
  • Mazans Scallopwing 4
  • Sickle-winged Skipper abundant
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Laviana White-Skipper 7
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Southern Broken-Dash common
  • Sachem 4
  • Common Mellana 6
  • Eufala Skipper 4
  • Violet-banded Skipper 1

Two-barred Flasher

Violet-banded Skipper

Walker's Metalmark

Steven Glynn

Boca Chica Highway, Brownsville, TX
Cameron County, TX

Heavy overcast, light rain and 82 degrees.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 9
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Fatal Metalmark common
  • Rounded Metalmark common
  • American Snout 2
  • Elada Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Mazans Scallopwing 1
  • Pale-rayed Skipper 3
  • Julia's Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Obscure Skipper 5

Obscure Skipper

Pale-rayed Skipper

Pale-rayed Skipper

Pale-rayed Skipper

John Heyse

Martinez Marsh
Contra Costa County, CA

71F

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 1

Gulf Fritillary

Jim Wilkinson

Doctor Patel Drive, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Pearl Crescent

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye