March 2015 Sightings

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

After several days of overcast skies and rain on Saturday, the weather was perfect on Sunday. 80-degress, light breeze. FL (45).

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 19
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 14
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 23

American Lady

Brian Kirshner

Burleigh Murray State Park
San Mateo County, CA

Upper 60s. Light breeze

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 4
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Field Crescent 3
  • Mylitta Crescent 8
  • Satyr Comma 3
  • Oreas Comma 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

62F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • West Coast Lady 1

West Coast Lady

Pipevine Swallowtail

John Heyse

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

62, 60F

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Large Marble 2
  • Silvery Blue 6
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 2

Large Marble

Silvery Blue

Mylitta Crescent

Allen Belden

Everglades National Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

Also Monroe County. Main park road from entrance to Flamingo with many stops, including Long Pine Key, Eco Pond, and Rowdy Bend Trail.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Great Southern White superabundant
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 15
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue 11
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian common
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Mangrove Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 6
  • Queen 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Palatka Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 7
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Obscure Skipper 13
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mangrove Skipper

Obscure Skipper

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Santa Ana NWR
Hidalgo County, TX

Great fun!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 6
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Celia's Roadside-Skipper

Mexican Yellow

John Heyse

Miller Shoreline Park, Pt. Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

63F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Western Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Western Pine Elfin

Allen Belden

Tree Tops Park and Pine Island Ridge Natural Area
Broward County, FL

Open-winged Malachite photo was taken on March 4, 2015.

  • Giant Swallowtail 9
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 12
  • Atala 1
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian common
  • White Peacock 8
  • Malachite 2
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 9
  • Monarch 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 5

Malachite

Malachite

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Allen Belden

John U. Lloyd Beach State Park
Broward County, FL

Note that photo shows female Martial Scrub-Hairstreak laying eggs on its host plant, Bay-Cedar (Suriana maritima).

  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 2

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline Park, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

64F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 2

Pipevine Swallowtail

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Monarch

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd,& Russian Rd Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

It has been more than a week since I’ve seen a Monarch, it looks like they have moved away from the coast.Today was a nice surprise the rain held off, and a strong southerly wind blew the sea fog out making for mostly sunny, warm day; temps were in the mid 70s

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1

Daniel Jones

Yturria Brush tract of Lower Rio Grande NWR
Hidalgo County, TX

from 10:20 AM to 2:00 PM, 1.5 miles.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 20
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Vesta Crescent 30
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 5
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 4
  • Common Sootywing 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 4
  • Eufala Skipper 5

Texas Powdered-Skipper

Common Streaky-Skipper

Common Streaky-Skipper

Sickle-winged Skipper

Nysa Roadside-Skipper

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Sabal Palm Sanctuary
Cameron County, TX

The path toward the old butterfly garden had nice scattered patches of Verbena which attracted 100-200 individuals of more than 13 species (some “got away”). It was idyllic! As we began walking back we were horrified to see a huge mower come through eradicating the nectar sources along the trail! We indicated to Sabal Palm exactly what we thought of this. There were 20 times as many butterflies along the trail as was in their designated “butterfly garden”.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper 15

Verbena on Sabal Palm Trail

Bordered Patch

Carolina Satyr

Fawn-spotted Skipper

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Cameron County, TX

  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common

Allen Belden

Fern Forest Regional Park
Broward County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Julia Heliconian 17
  • Zebra Heliconian common
  • White Peacock 1
  • Ruddy Daggerwing common
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 6

Barred Yellow

Ruddy Daggerwing

John Heyse

Point Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Ken Wilson & Chris Tenney

Partington Canyon
Monterey County, CA

Sunny & 68 degrees.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 3
  • Mustard White 12
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 6-8
  • California Dogface 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure common
  • Sonoran Blue 5
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 5
  • Variable Checkerspot 2
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • California Sister 2
  • Common Ringlet 5
  • Monarch 6
  • Propertius Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Ken Wilson & Chris Tenney

Hatton Canyon
Monterey County, CA

Sunny & 68F

  • Mustard White 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Allen Belden

Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Martin County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail common
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 14
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • White Peacock 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Dennis Holmes

Near French Gulch along Clear Creek.
Shasta County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 5
  • Mustard White 5
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip common
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Moss' Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure abundant
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 10
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Propertius Duskywing common

Moss' Elfin

Propertius Duskywing

Moss' Elfin

Moss' Elfin

Jeanette Klodzen

Sentry Trail - Antelope Island
Davis County, UT

The Becker’s White is a 1st for me.

Plus 2 Un-IDd Sulphers

  • Becker's White 1
  • Checkered White 2

Becker's White

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley
San Bernardino County, CA

I sighted the duskywing on my blossoming apple tree in the mid afternoon.

  • Mournful Duskywing 1

Mournful Duskywing

Brian Kirshner

Burleigh Murray State Park
San Mateo County, CA

temp in upper 60s light breeze

  • Mustard White 6
  • Field Crescent 5
  • Mylitta Crescent 8
  • Oreas Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 5

Allen Belden

First rest area north of GA-FL state line heading north on I-95
Camden County, GA

  • Monarch 1

Karl and Dorothy Legler

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

Mostly cloudy. About 70 degrees.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Boisduval's Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Queen 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 10
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Clouded Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Eufala Skipper

Checkered White

Barbara Peck

Anderson
Shasta County, CA

First Western Tiger Swallowtail of the season. Seen in my yard.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1

John Heyse

at home Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

63F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Painted Lady 3

Ron Smith

Highlands Hammock State Park
Highlands County, FL

w/Lori. Not much blooming. FL (49).
Photos: N.Cloudywing and Spicebush & Palamades sharing a bloom.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Spicebush Swallowtail, Palamedes Swallowtail

Northern Cloudywing

Kenneth Bosso

Backyard butterfly garden. Waystation 7700
East Baton Rouge Parish, LA

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1 c

Cloudless Sulphur

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

A few patches of sun, strong southerly wind, and temp in the low 70s

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Steve Priest

Johnstown
Weld County, CO

was on my fondant tray that I was feeding my honeybees with.

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Mary Stephan

Wauwatosa near Timmerman airport
Milwaukee County, WI

An Eastern Comma was moving around on a snowbank. On March 9th, it was a sunny 50 degrees.

  • Eastern Comma 1

Steven Glynn

Estero Llano SP
Hidalgo County, TX

Rain throughout day, however a brief period of break during a brief walk along the Green Jay trail had the Mexican Bluewing pop up into view.

  • Mexican Bluewing 1

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny mid 70s,with southerly wind.Wild beach rosemary drew all of the attention today.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd,& Russian Rd Orange Beach,and North Juniper,
Baldwin County, AL

Thick sea fog made everything to soggy to move here along the coast;but only a few miles inland it was dry and cloudy. This allowed some of our locals to get out and move around.T he flower of choice is still canola inland.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

Short, one-hour visit at the Mulberry Trees Area. Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak was first found at this northerly location several years ago. FL (51).

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Falcon State Park
Zapata County, TX

Phaon Crescents were excessively abundant. How could a scarce, small species ever find a mate, amongst all those Phaons?

  • Checkered White 1
  • Southern Dogface 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • American Snout 2
  • Phaon Crescent superabundant
  • Red Admiral 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Sleepy Orange

Phaon Crescent

Chris Tenney, Dan Jones, Lorna Graham

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

N-NW winds 10-15, 70 F

  • Checkered White 1
  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 3
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 3
  • Cyna Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Vesta Crescent 5
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 8
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Brown-banded Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Laviana White-Skipper 3
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1]

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

65F
Painted Ladies flying NW - migrants

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 9

Ken Wilson

San Bruno Mountain State Park, Brisbane
San Mateo County, CA

Mid 60s and breezy. Dave Bartholomew and David Rawlinson joined in. We had one unidentified Lady.

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Moss' Elfin 8
  • Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady common

Moss' Elfin

Brown Elfin

John Heyse

Chevron Research, Pt. Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

very fresh -probably newly emerged

  • Painted Lady 1

David Reese

Residential area in Southeast Portland
Multnomah County, OR

  • Green Comma 1

Green Comma

Chris Blazo

Red Rock Rd. along Licking Creek at the base of Keefer Mtn.
Franklin County, PA

First butterfly of the year.

  • Mourning Cloak 5

Mourning Cloak

Ken Wilson

Sunol Regional Wilderness, Sunol
Alameda County, CA

71F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 10
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Silvery Blue common
  • Mylitta Crescent 5
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet common
  • Propertius Duskywing 3

Mike Reese

Ball Rd., south side of Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County, WI

This ties the earliest date in the year that I have ever seen a butterfly in WI. 63 degrees and sunny!

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Jeanette Klodzen

Frary Peak Trail - Antelope Island
Davis County, UT

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 3

john heyse

Back Creek Canyon, Mt. Diablo
Contra Costa County, CA

Sara Orangetips were the most I’ve seen at once.
Two-tailed Swallowtail, Pale Swallowtails, and Lorquin’s Admiral were early records for me.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Large Marble 1
  • Sara Orangetip 13
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Silvery Blue 16
  • Mylitta Crescent 9
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 1

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center
Hidalgo County, TX

Mostly cloudy and 67.

  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2

Brown Longtail

Phaon Crescent

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Yturria Brush Tract
Hidalgo County, TX

We arrived in heavy overcast but it amazingly quickly cleared up! 80 degrees. We love the Streaky-Skipper!

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Texan Crescent

Reakirt's Blue

Desert Checkered-Skipper

Desert Checkered-Skipper

Common Streaky-Skipper

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline Park, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

70F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 9
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Northern White-Skipper 1

Pipevine Swallowtail

Northern White-Skipper

Silvery Blue

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Pioneer Trail
Morgan County, UT

Went about 1.3 miles before turning around. Too much snow. The south facing slopes were clear though.

An unknown Comma

  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Ken Wilson

San Bruno Mountain State Park, Brisbane
San Mateo County, CA

80F. The swallowtails were hard to count because they were in a frenzy.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 10
  • Anise Swallowtail 10
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 4
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Moss' Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Boisduval's Blue 8
  • Callippe Fritillary 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 8
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Mournful Duskywing 1

Callippe Fritillary

Ron & Lori Smith

Babcock-Webb WMA
Charlotte County, FL

While leading St. Pete Audubon participants on a bird outing I stopped to admire a few leps. FL (54)

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • White Peacock 2
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Georgia Satyr

Southern Broken-Dash

Jim Egbert

East 3rd Street,and Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny and cool;this time of the year that means highs in the 70s.Still damp from yesterdays heavy rains.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Ron & Lori Smith

Collier-Seminole State Park
Collier County, FL

Short visit. Late afternoon. No mosquitoes and no Tiger Swallowtails. FL (55)

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 14
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 8

Salt Marsh Skipper

Sandy-Crystal Vaughn

Armand Bayou Nature Center
Harris County, TX

This little sparkler was spotted on the Karankawa Trail!

  • Gemmed Satyr 1

Gemmed Satyr

Meredith Mays

DeKalb community garden area/Boulevard/Monroe
DeKalb County, GA

Two cabbage whites fluttering

  • Cabbage White 2

Ron & Lori Smith

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park
Collier County, FL

No mosquitoes. Thistle was blooming, but the water level was very low. The Three-spotteds and many of the Julias were along the West Main Tram Trail. FL (60).

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Metalmark 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 16
  • Zebra Heliconian 30
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 4
  • Delaware Skipper 15
  • Twin-spot Skipper 18

Twin-spot Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Three-spotted Skipper

Tom Palmer

Stokes/Marion Creek
Polk County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Mark Adams

Sugar Hollow, 12 miles west of Charlottesville
Albemarle County, VA

First-of-season Virginia butterflies on a sunny (0% cloud cover), warm (65-68 deg F), windy (10-20 mph) afternoon.

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Bart Jones

Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
Haywood County, TN

9 days after a 4-inch snow…74 F. First butterflies of the year.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Orange Sulphur

Jim Egbert

Roscoe & Russian Rd Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny summer day; offshore breeze AM,onshore by noon temps in low 80s. Everything in season is in bloom.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3

Ron Smith

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

Very dry. Nothing was blooming. Duskywings were up and down the dirt road 1/2 mile west of campground entrance. FL (63).

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 9
  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Sleepy Duskywing 12

Sleepy Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Jan Chu

Heil Valley OPen Space, Geer Watershed
Boulder County, CO

Broke a high record temperature in Denver at 89 degrees F. Full sun outdoors. No blossoms visible.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Hoary Comma 7
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Mourning Cloak 9

Chris Edwards

Gray Eagle Wildlife Reserve
Wapello County, IA

First butterfly of season.

  • Gray Comma 1

Ken Wilson

Sunol Regional Wilderness, Sunol
Alameda County, CA

71F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Large Marble 2
  • Sara Orangetip 6
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Silvery Blue common
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 5
  • Variable Checkerspot 5
  • Common Buckeye common
  • California Sister 6
  • Common Ringlet 10
  • Propertius Duskywing 3

Jim Egbert

Oyster Bay Rd.Gulf Shores and Russian Rd.Orange Beach e
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny and warm,temps in the lower 80s,offshore breeze AM with a switch to onshore by noon; there was a lot of movement with the warmer temps.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

John Heyse

at home Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Painted Lady 13
  • Monarch 1

Scott Anderson

Marietta
Cobb County, GA

Butterfly garden

  • Question Mark 1

John Heyse

at home Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 16
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park / Mulberry Trees Area
Pinellas County, FL

This afternoon I found two Mallow Scrub-Hairstreaks. Both were nectaring on bidens and dodging attacking wasps.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • White Peacock 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Jim Egbert

Bon Secour NWR Gulf Shores,Ft Morgan,and Russian Rd Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Mostly sunny and upper 70s, Ft Morgan held good numbers of winter resident Monarchs in later Feb. The winter crowd is now gone.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Dun Skipper 1

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco
Hidalgo County, TX

Forecast was for partly sunny but it was mostly overcast. Apparently if it is warm (77 degrees) that’s good enough.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Queen 3
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Mazans Scallopwing 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Julia's Skipper 6
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 5

Laviana White-Skipper

Bordered Patch

Julia's Skipper

Mazans Scallopwing

Celia's Roadside-Skipper

White Checkered-Skipper

Brown Longtail

Ken Wilson

Edgewood County Park & Preserve, Redwood City
San Mateo County, CA

77F. One unidentified lady.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 3
  • Brown Elfin 6
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Ringlet common

Bramble Hairstreak

Spring Azure

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

11 AM till 2 PM, cloudy, 70s

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 5
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 3
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 4
  • Brown-banded Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 6
  • Clouded Skipper 10
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2

Brown-banded Skipper

Brown-banded Skipper

Common Mellana

Sachem

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd, Russian Rd Orange Beach,&Graham Creek Nature Preserve Foley
Baldwin County, AL

Another nice day rain showers stayed to the north,temp. in the low 80s with southerly breezes. It was a swallowtail butterfly day; 4 different kinds were sighted today. The target of the day was Carolina Satyr; looking for the newly identified, look alike.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Mike A Rickard

Santa Ana NWR
Hidalgo County, TX

Laying eggs on Noseburn (Tragia species)

  • Blue-eyed Sailor 1

Blue-eyed Sailor

Jim Egbert

Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve;Pitcher Plant Bog
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny and warm again today.The pitcher plants are starting to rebound and are putting up flower heads.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 9

Jeanette Klodzen

Little Cottonwood Creek Trail
Salt Lake County, UT

Still snow on trail in the shady spots.

9 Commas — a mix of Hoary and Satyr

  • Satyr Comma
  • Hoary Comma
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Mike A Rickard

Santa Ana NWR
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Chestnut Crescent 1

Chestnut Crescent

Brant Reif

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, Cave Creek Wash
Maricopa County, AZ

Last day of spring break. It had rained heavily the day before and it seemed like the butterflies were taking awhile to warm up and start flying about. My boys and I were out hiking the wash from about 10-11 AM.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail common
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Southern Dogface
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Spring Azure common
  • American Snout 2
  • California Patch 1
  • Texan Crescent
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Empress Leilia common
  • Queen 1

Brant Reif

Sears-Kay Ruins, Tonto National Forest
Maricopa County, AZ

My boys and I stopped for lunch at this pull-out in the Tonto National Forest and found quite a lot of hilltopping going on. Sunny, 12-2 PM.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail common
  • Checkered White common
  • Desert Orangetip
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 3
  • Spring Azure common
  • Fulvia Checkerspot
  • California Patch common
  • Variable Checkerspot

Scott Anderson

Marietta
Cobb County, GA

Home butterfly garden, low 70s, first tiger swallowtail this year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd,& Russian Rd Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Mostly sunny and warm.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Mark Adams

Sugar Hollow, 12 miles w. of Charlottesville, VA
Albemarle County, VA

A fine afternoon at the border of winter & spring: sunny (0% clouds), 65-67 deg F, wind 5-10 mph, 03:15 - 04:50 pm EDT. Only Mourning Cloaks seen, though.

  • Mourning Cloak 4

Mourning Cloak

Rob Santry

Eight Dollar Mountain / Illinois River Valley
Josephine County, OR

I got in a field trip to the Illinois River Valley and Eight Dollar Mountain in Josephine County Oregon to photograph butterflies before the rain set in. It is supposed to rain later today and it looks like it. Temperatures started out chilly in the high 40’s and warmed up to 62 degrees and partly sunny. I didn’t see a single butterfly ‘till noon.While eating lunch at the Eight Dollar Mountain Botanic Wayside I saw a Pearly Marble so I hit the trail up towards the peak. The biggest surprise was seeing an Indra Swallowtail!

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Indra Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 3
  • Pearly Marble 20
  • Sara Orangetip 15
  • Edith's Checkerspot 2

Pearly Marble

Dennis Holmes

McCloud Bridge area at the end of Gilman Rd.
Shasta County, CA

A glorious day! No wind and about 75 degrees. A six swallowtail day too!!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail common
  • Anise Swallowtail 10
  • Indra Swallowtail 4
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 15
  • Sara Orangetip 4
  • Spring Azure 30
  • Silvery Blue 25
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Mourning Cloak 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 12
  • Propertius Duskywing 20

Indra Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail, Anise Swallowtail

Jeanette Klodzen

Sentry Trail - Antelope Island
Davis County, UT

Walked about 0.5-1 mile to Mushroom Springs. Hoping for Crescents.

UnID’d Sulphers flying

  • Becker's White
  • Checkered White
  • Mylitta Crescent 5

Jeanette Klodzen

White Rock Trail - Antelope Island
Davis County, UT

  • Cabbage White 1

Laurel Rhodes

Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest
Hendry County, FL

With Dusty Rhodes (photos) and Jean McCollom. Saw 7 species in the interior on a native plant walk. Pineland Heliotrope was used by Crescents. Most butterflies were seen roadside nectaring on Horridulum thistle flowers. Laurel Wilt has arrived at the slough, a concern for butterflies using Persea as a host.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 23
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 35
  • Pearl Crescent 16
  • White Peacock 21
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Whirlabout 5

Cloudless Sulphur

Whirlabout

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Frontera Audubon in Weslaco
Hidalgo County, TX

These were found in the Old Orchard portion of the property. 2-3 additional species got away. Great place!

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Bordered Patch 6
  • Crimson Patch 6
  • Elada Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Queen 4
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Two-barred Flasher 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1

Elada Crescent

Elada Crescent

Clouded Skipper

Crimson Patch

Bordered Patch

Tom Palmer

Ocala National Forest
Putnam County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 51
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Carolina Satyr 20
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 6
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Red Admiral

Little Metalmark

Jim Egbert

Gulf State Park Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Rain early, stopped by mid morning and mostly sunny late morning; temp in upper 70s.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing common
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

Leps seen in an hour and a half during the late afternoon

  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 16
  • White Peacock 8
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Obscure Skipper 7

Common Checkered-Skipper

Bart Jones

Eagle Lake WMA
Shelby County, TN

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1

Spring Azure

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd,& Russian Rd Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Cloudy, and cool; off shore wind flow all day with temps in mid 60s.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • American Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Hidalgo County, TX

Sunny and 90 degrees! Abundant Phaon Crescents probably masked a few other scarce species.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 3
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 3
  • Julia's Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Fatal Metalmark

Reakirt's Blue

Mimosa Skipper

Red-bordered Metalmark

Christopher Leslie

Santa Barbara Shores County Park, Goleta, CA 93117, USA
Santa Barbara County, CA

Ringlet was landing on grass and not feeding. Orangetips and American Lady were feeding at verbena and large stands of mustard. Sunny day with light wind and temperatures in the mid 70’s F.

  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Ringlet 1

American Lady

American Lady

Sara Orangetip

Sara Orangetip

Common Ringlet

Jim Egbert

Bay Rd West, Magnolia Springs
Baldwin County, AL

Partly cloudy and temps in the low 70s southerly breeze by afternoon.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Dave Hanson, Karl and Dorothy Legler

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

87 degrees, sunny.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 2
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Texas Powdered-Skipper

Scott Anderson

Home butterfly garden, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

First sighting of a Sleepy Orange this year. This shows the butterfly in its dry season (winter) form.

  • Sleepy Orange 1

Sleepy Orange

Daniel Jones

Santa Ana NWR
Hidalgo County, TX

Most of these were seen along the tour road and particularly on the blooming verbena near the cemetery. The Carolina Satyr is the local South Texas Satyr.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 12
  • Checkered White 2
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 4
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • Bordered Patch 4
  • Vesta Crescent 3
  • Phaon Crescent 50
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 20
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Empress Leilia 5
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Guava Skipper 2
  • Two-barred Flasher 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 8
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 30
  • Laviana White-Skipper 10
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 8

Common Mellana

Guava Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Two-barred Flasher

Anne Haight

Private residence, San Jose
Santa Clara County, CA

Found this one perched on a pomegranate bush in my backyard.

  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Gulf Fritillary

Scott Anderson

Home butterfly garden, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

Two-hour afternoon walk. First E.Tiger Swallowtail of the year. FL (64).

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 24
  • Cloudless Sulphur 34
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 11
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 26
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 13
  • Monarch 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 24
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Orange-barred Sulphur

John Heyse

at home Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 17
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 13
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley, CAL
San Bernardino County, CA

Annual visitation in my butterfly garden of Swallowtail.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach and Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve,Fish River Point
Baldwin County, AL

Mostly sunny, southerly breeze, temps in mid 70s. The numbers of Cloudless Sulphurs have gone down over the past week, as the season gos on they will almost become completely absent as the winter residents die out and the this early brood moves on.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 11
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak common
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • American Lady common
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 11
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley, California
San Bernardino County, CA

In my butterfly garden.

  • Cabbage White 1

Cabbage White

Scott Anderson

Home butterfly garden
Cobb County, GA

First Spring Azure (form Violacea) of the year.

  • Spring Azure 1

Jim Egbert

Meaher State Park/5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, Spanish Fort
Baldwin County, AL

Cloudy with showers most of the afternoon, temps in mid 60s. Sightings were as the showers started and during a break in the showers.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Kathy Barylski

Gambril SP; High Knob
Frederick County, MD

First warm day after a long cold winter. Temp reached 70. 1 hr 3:30-4:30 pm

  • Question Mark 1-2
  • Mourning Cloak 2-3

Karl and Dorothy Legler

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

A little over an hour.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 3
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Queen 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 4
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Common Mellana

Sickle-winged Skipper

Tropical Leafwing

Giant Swallowtail

Jeanette Klodzen

Grandeur Peak - Millcreek Canyon
Salt Lake County, UT

Elevation from 5900-8200ft.

Saw Whites hill-topping at the peak. They didn’t land to be identified.

The Sheridan Hairstreaks (and Brown Elfin) were around 7000+ ft.

  • Anise Swallowtail 4+
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 5
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 5+
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 5+
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Sheridan's Hairstreak

john heyse

Mt. Diablo - Devils Elbow to Regency Gate
Contra Costa County, CA

70F with David Rawlinson
6 Edith’s at Devils Pulpit, 6 at Bald Ridge

  • Anise Swallowtail 3
  • Pale Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Large Marble 1
  • Sara Orangetip 7
  • Thicket Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Edith's Checkerspot 12
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 8

Edith's Checkerspot

Edith's Checkerspot

Edith's Checkerspot

Christopher Leslie

Scorpion Ranch, Channel Islands National Park, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
Santa Barbara County, CA

I was told that this sighting was the first ever documented sighting of a Queen within the Channel Islands National Park. Queen was feeding at wild mustard. It would occasionally interact with Monarchs that were feeding at the same wild mustard flowers. Mostly sunny day with temperatures in the 70’s F. Azures also feeding at mustard flowers.

  • Spring Azure 3
  • Monarch 6
  • Queen 1

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Monarch

Queen

Queen

Ken Wilson

San Pablo Reservoir, El Sorbrante
Contra Costa County, CA

71F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 20
  • Anise Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sara Orangetip 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Western Pine Elfin 3
  • Silvery Blue common
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 17
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Western Pine Elfin

Jeanette Klodzen

Sentry Trail - Antelope Island
Davis County, UT

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Becker's White
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mylitta Crescent

Daniel Jones

Sabal Palm Sancturary, Brownsville
Cameron County, TX

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 8
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Walker's Metalmark 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Mazans Scallopwing 10
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 20
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 20
  • Clouded Skipper 20
  • Double-dotted Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 10

Double-dotted Skipper

Double-dotted Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Walker's Metalmark

Jim Egbert

Mobile St.,& Gulf Shores Plantation Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Cold for this time of year low to mid 40s this AM, it warmed to the mid 60s by the afternoon and the wind switched to southerly. Bright and sunny which made places on of the wind feel even warmer.Todays sighting were out of the wind.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Ron Smith

San Felasco Hammock
Alachua County, FL

45 at dawn, warmed to upper 60s by 3 PM. No luck with Yucca Giant-Skipper.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • Carolina Satyr 38
  • Little Wood-Satyr 23
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Little Wood-Satyr

Southern Cloudywing

Ron & Lori Smith

Florida Caverns State Park
Jackson County, FL

Upper 50s at dawn, warmed to upper 70s with cloud cover by 4.
FL (75).

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 12
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 26
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 45
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zarucco Duskywing

Zabulon Skipper

Southern Pearly-eye

Jim Egbert

East Canal Rd.Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Partly to mostly cloudy,temp in the mid 60s after low 40s this AM.winds have returned to southerly.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2

Michael Diederich

Gulf Stream Beach, Boynton Beach
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Monarch 1

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Cameron County, TX

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Boisduval's Yellow 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 3
  • Blue Metalmark 3
  • Walker's Metalmark 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Southern Broken-Dash

Walker's Metalmark

Whirlabout

Blue Metalmark

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
Cameron County, TX

Thanks to Mike Rickard and Ginny for showing us the Definite Patch!

  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Definite Patch 1

Definite Patch

Warren A. Jacobs

Fulmer Rd Spring Mount
Montgomery County, PA

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mike Murphy

Franz Valley Road
Sonoma County, CA

Oak Woodland and chaparral habitat along Franz Valley Road just past the Napa County line at aprox 1500 ft elevation. Weather mild 75 degrees F. Sunny. No males seen today. Probably a tad early for this far North.

  • California Dogface 3F

Mike Murphy

Mark West Springs Road at Petrified Forest Road
Sonoma County, CA

Many spring butterflies seen today. Weather warm and sunny. 75 degrees F. Not many California Dogface flying yet. No images to post from today. I think I am about three weeks early to see spring brood adults?

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Western White 2
  • Spring Azure 6
  • California Tortoiseshell 5
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet 10
  • Monarch 2

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd. Orange Beach;Dry Creek Rd,and Co Rd.9 north Marlow;Bohemian Park Fairhope,5 Rivers Delta Resource Center Spanish Fort
Baldwin County, AL

Morning showers with southerly breeze,temps started in the mid 60s.Stopped at several points along the way on the way to Mobile Bay Causeway,and found a pretty green hairstreak along the way, Hessel’s Hairsteak

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak common
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Carolina Satyr +15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Jean Evoy

Arcadia
DeSoto County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail common
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Whirlabout common
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Oak Hairstreak

Michael Diederich

A1A Highway - between Boca Raton and Boynton Beach
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Monarch 4

Michael Diederich

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 7
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Mangrove Skipper 1

Ron & Lori Smith

Torreya State Park
Liberty County, FL

Am. Snout found on the front yard of the Gregory House. It was very wary and would not allow a close approach. Dawn temps upper 40s, by 3 PM it was nearly 80, but overcast. FL (71).

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Spring Azure 4
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Southern Pearly-eye 4
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Carolina Satyr 29
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3

Spring Azure

American Snout

Ron & Lori Smith

Goethe State Forest (Cow Creek Rd)
Levy County, FL

Short, three hour stay, produced no elfins. A Question Mark on the roadway was a nice surprise. FL (79).

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 11
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Phaon Crescent 22
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Question Mark

Tawny-edged Skipper

John Gorey

Sycamore Canyon and California Gulch
Santa Cruz County, AZ

I walked Sycamore on Monday and saw one Blackened Bluewing. On Tuesday I walked California Gulch and saw 2 far down canyon and then another by one of the livestock pools on the road back. I spoke with another man on the way out who was looking for butterflies and he had seen one too! He was right by Pena Lake where the road turns to gravel. Something is going on there seems to be an influx this week.

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  • Pipevine Swallowtail abundant
  • Giant Swallowtail common
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail common
  • Checkered White common
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Mexican Yellow abundant
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Dainty Sulphur abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Leda Ministreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 4
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue common
  • Spring Azure common
  • Fatal Metalmark superabundant
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Tiny Checkerspot abundant
  • Elada Crescent 5
  • Texan Crescent superabundant
  • Common Buckeye superabundant
  • Tropical Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy common
  • Blackened Bluewing 3
  • Tropical Leafwing 2
  • Empress Leilia common
  • Queen 5
  • Arizona Skipper 2
  • Acacia Skipper 3
  • Gold-costa Skipper 1
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing common
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Meridian Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing common
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing common
  • Tropical Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • White-barred Skipper common
  • Cestus Skipper 2
  • Sheep Skipper common
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 5
  • Texas Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Dotted Roadside-Skipper 3

Blackened Bluewing

Jim Wilkinson

Scaggsville
Howard County, MD

Mourning Cloak flying north up wooded stream valley

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Murrysville
Westmoreland County, PA

First butterflies of the year.

  • Eastern Comma 2

Steven Glynn

Bayshore areas- Hansey Creek to Bevan WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Undetermined anglewing sp seen flying as well.

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 7

Spring Azure

Mourning Cloak

Jim Egbert

Side path in the Gulf State Park Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Beach Rosemary is well past is peak,and reduced the numbers if duskwings in the area.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Scott Anderson

Home butterfly garden, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Cabbage White 1