April 2015 Sightings

John Heyse

at home Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

64F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 4
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

John Gorey

Miller Peak Wilderness Area
Cochise County, AZ

Hiked from the reef parking lot down to the end of the road and then about a mile on trail to the right. I was just about to leave and when I crossed the stream closest to the trail head I saw an Elf!

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Brown Elfin 5
  • Arizona Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure common
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Elf 1
  • Tiny Checkerspot 3
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Short-tailed Skipper 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Mournful Duskywing common

Elf

Scott Anderson

Home butterfly garden
Cobb County, GA

  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Spring Azure 1

James L. Monroe

Blackhawk Golf Course
Beaver County, PA

mid-50s, partly cloudy, first butterfly of the year

  • Eastern Comma 1

Kenneth Bosso

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

Nectaring on purple Phlox.

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1 c

Melanie Link Taylor

Cactus Springs, Temple of the Goddess
Clark County, NV

Walking through the ground of the Temple of the Goddess, several Cabbage butterflies on the local plants.

  • Checkered White 5

Checkered White

Ron Smith

Everglades Natl Park (Long Pine Key)
Miami-Dade County, FL

Bug-free, with temps reaching 80. The leafwings were a major highlight. Photo of Florida Leafwing taken along the LPK Walking Trail (on this day) by Randy Harrod. FL (81).

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 12
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Florida Leafwing 3
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Florida Leafwing

Curtis A. Lehman

Roaring Run Trail
Armstrong County, PA

  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Kenneth Bosso

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

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail sipping nectar on a Myers Lemon Tree.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

John Lampkin

Shell Mound, Cockroach Bay
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
79 degrees, bright sun 9:30 - 11:30

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • Queen 7
  • Mangrove Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3

John Heyse

at home Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

70F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 8
  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

Co Rd 9 north of Co Rd 32;Marlow Commuinty
Baldwin County, AL

Tried to sight another Hessel’s Hairstreak; no luck; and found the host plant Eastern White Cedar only a few meters away. Mostly cloudy and in the 70s,with a southerly breeze.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5

Ron Smith

Bill Baggs State Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

w/Randy Harrod. Short, one-hour stay. FL (82).

  • Cassius Blue 20
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 12
  • Cuban Crescent 7

Cuban Crescent

Allen Belden

Pocahontas State Park
Chesterfield County, VA

Elfins spaced out along about a mile of sandy equestrian trail through pine-oak-heath forest with abundant American holly; very fresh and probably all males establishing territories; aerial skirmishes observed; also frequently observed taking nutrients from moist sandy soil; no apparent nectar source present.

  • Henry's Elfin 12
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Spring Azure

Henry's Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

John Lampkin

Wolf Creek Nature Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin 78 degrees, one hour

  • Great Southern White 8
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 2
  • Queen 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Embudito Canyon Trailhead
Bernalillo County, NM

  • Checkered White 2
  • Sandia Hairstreak 9
  • American Lady 1
  • Afranius Duskywing 2
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 1

sandia

Afranius Duskywing

Sandia Hairstreak

Sandia Hairstreak

Sandia Hairstreak

Jim Egbert

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

Heavy dew in the clover early AM between Roscoe Rd & The Beach Express.Southerly Breeze and mid 60s. Warmed into the 70s by noon and mostly sunny.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Mike Murphy

Foresthill at Community of the Great Commission
Placer County, CA

Weather warm. 74degrees and sunny. Elevation 2500 Feet.

  • Clodius Parnassian 4
  • Indra Swallowtail 2
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 2
  • California Sister 4
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Monarch 2

Scott Anderson

Arabia Panola Monastery area
Rockdale County, GA

The Yucca Giants were emerging from tubes or tents from the base of the yucca plants. See photo of Yucca Giant perched on tube drying its wings before first flight. First day this season over 80 degrees.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 6
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 10
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper 3

Horace's Duskywing

Yucca Giant-Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

St Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Indian River County portion
Indian River County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 3

Oak Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Michael Diederich

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

First Butterflies for 2015 !

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Bart Jones

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Shelby County, TN

Butterflies seen on a Tennessee Native Plant Society field trip.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 5
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • Red Admiral 10
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Falcate Orangetip

Ken Wilson

Backyard, Pleasanton
Alameda County, CA

65F

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Gulf Fritillary

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Rain AM;upper 60s;cleaned early afternoon little temp change,with notherly wind

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

St Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Brevard County portion
Brevard County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 8
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Oak Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 15
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Palatka Skipper 3
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Northern Cloudywing

Palmetto Skipper

Oak Hairstreak

NABA - Florida Keys Chapter

Ft Zachary Taylor and Key West Botanical Garden
Monroe County, FL

10 members enjoyed the butterfly walk from 10 - 4. Mostly sunny with one brief afternoon shower, temperature 85.

  • Giant Swallowtail 10
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Cassius Blue 10
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 20
  • Monarch 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Florida Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Lyside Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

White Checkered-Skipper

Monk Skipper

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Cassius Blue

Mangrove Skipper

Scott Anderson

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, South end
Cobb County, GA

Around noon, windy and 60.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spring Azure 4

john heyse

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

66-72F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 4
  • Mustard White 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Large Marble 1
  • Sara Orangetip 12
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 5
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • California Sister 4
  • Common Ringlet 20+
  • Propertius Duskywing 5
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Acmon Blue

Large Marble

Linda Cooper, Buck Cooper

Bay Lake and Center Grade Rd in Richloam WMA
Lake County, FL

Few nectar sources other than Daisy Fleabane, Yellow/Purple Thistle and Bidens alba.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 18
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 33
  • Great Southern White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 5
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Berry's Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Steven Glynn

Roxborough State Park
Douglas County, CO

Most everything flying was moving through, patrolling and tough to get to sit.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Western Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 1
  • Afranius Duskywing 1

Hoary Comma

Rocky Mountain Duskywing

Rocky Mountain Duskywing

Tom Palmer

Around Lake Walkinwater near Frostproof
Polk County, FL

Windy, little morning sun

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 13
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 19
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Tawny-edged Skipper

Least Skipper

Nils Helstrom

Weis Ecology Center
Passaic County, NJ

At last, the first butterfly of the season here in north Jersey! Cool (temps in the low to mid-50’s), windy and overcast… I guess it got tired of waiting for optimal conditions. The only other Lepidoptera in evidence were a fresh Grote’s Sallow (Copivaleria grotei) and abundant day-flying micro-moths, mostly Bare-pateched Oak Leafrollers (Pseudexentera spoliana).

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mark Adams

Sugar Hollow, Jarmans Gap Rd, Jones Mill Rd
Albemarle County, VA

1:10-5:00 pm EDT. Excellent spring weather: sunny to mostly sunny, 61 - 67 deg F, wind calm early increasing to 10-15 mph in late afternoon.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 20+
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7

Zebra Swallowtail

Silvery Blue

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Am sunny and cool,wind was easterly;temps started the day in the low 50s,and warmed to near 70 by noon.This area has three colors of clover;the white is fading,the red and yellow are still going strong.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Grizzly Creek/Glenwood Canyon Rest Area along I-70
Garfield County, CO

  • Western White 1
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Persius Duskywing 1

Spring Azure

Western White

Western White

Persius Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

Ahmet Baytas

Mills Reservation
Essex County, NJ

Always a great place for Mourning Cloak. Actual number probably over several dozen (I just walked for a couple of hours on the south one third of the reservation).

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 17

Michael Diederich

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

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Allan R. Loudell

Lums Pond State Park
New Castle County, DE

After such a cold March, great to see these overwintering butterflies!

Before today, the only leps I could find were the winter moths and some Sallows!

  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Steven Glynn

Bair Ranch/Ike Creek Rest Area on I-70
Garfield County, CO

  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3

Nils Helstrom

Wayne, private property
Passaic County, NJ

Sunny with temps in the low 60’s. A bright individual feeding at tree sap… the first Eastern Comma I’ve seen in my yard!

  • Eastern Comma 1

Steven Glynn

Rifle Falls SP
Garfield County, CO

  • Western White 1

Western White

Western White

Allan R. Loudell

Front yard off School Bell Road, Bear
New Castle County, DE

1st butterfly of the year!

About two to three weeks’ delayed emergence this year owing to persistent cold nights in March.

  • Cabbage White 1

Steven Glynn

Gypsum Ponds
Eagle County, CO

  • Mustard White 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Mustard White

Jim Egbert

Canal Rd and Beaver Creek Ln Orange Beach;& Oyster Bay Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny day temps AM 60s low 80s PM. Its that time of year were the weather is stable and the same from one day to the next.The plants that had been damaged by the winters freeze have recovered.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Glassboro Wildlife Management Area
Gloucester County, NJ

The majority of Celastrinas were marginata, but at least one was lucia

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 15
  • Eastern Comma 10
  • Mourning Cloak 6

Daniel Jones

Pinto Canyon Road
Presidio County, TX

along a damp stretch of dirt road with leached salts

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • Acacia Skipper 1
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 2
  • Orange Skipperling 2

Bordered Patch

Great Purple Hairstreak

Arizona Powdered-Skipper

Acacia Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Marriottsville Area, Patapsco Valley State Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Jim Egbert

Linholm Rd,Bee Tree Creek on Co Rd 87
Baldwin County, AL

1st trip north of Interstate 10 on the east side of the county this year. I found a lot of activity in this area last fall. Heavy sea fog in the AM, burned off by 10am.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Daniel Jones

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

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 5
  • Checkered White 20
  • Southern Dogface 5
  • Mexican Yellow 12
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Sandia Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Bromeliad Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Rawson's Metalmark 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Texan Crescent 3
  • Vesta Crescent 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • California Sister 1
  • Golden Banded-Skipper 6
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Common Sootywing 10
  • Chisos Skipperling 1
  • Orange Skipperling 15

Rocky Mountain Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Rawson's Metalmark

Golden Banded-Skipper

Sandia Hairstreak

Chisos Skipperling

Chisos Skipperling

Bromeliad Scrub-Hairstreak

Bromeliad Scrub-Hairstreak

Bromeliad Scrub-Hairstreak

John Lampkin

Morgan's Farm Market, Ruskin
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
86 degrees

20 minutes in a very small field of flowers for market

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • American Lady 8
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Mangrove Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Scott Anderson

Home butterfly garden, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

80s, azalea time, first Cloudless Sulphur of the year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

John Lampkin

Shell Mound, Cockroach Bay
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
80 degrees and rising

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 5
  • Queen 5
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Jim Egbert

Linholm Rd.,Bee Tree Creek,Perdido River Wildlife Man. Area,Duck Place Rd bridge
Baldwin County, AL

The WMA is found on both side of the Perdido Rive which is lined with White Cedar; Florida’s on the east side and Alabama’s on the west side, parking is only allowed on the Alabama side of the bridge. As protected as the river is it did not produce as wide a variety as did the Bee Tree Creek location.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 7
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

3-5 PM. Low 80s, mostly sunny.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 11
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 9
  • Little Yellow 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 7
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 15
  • Fiery Skipper 8

White M Hairstreak

John Lampkin

Circle B Bar Preserve
Polk County, FL

With Jane Lampkin, Karen Finch and Bill & Jan Pierce
mid-80’s, 3.5 hours
Blues haven’t woken up yet. Most species were fresh but the Variegated Fritillaries were pretty worn. One was observed laying eggs on Passion Vine.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Carolina Satyr

Jeanette Klodzen

Sugarhouse Park - Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Painted Lady 3

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley, California
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Scott Anderson

Home butterfly garden, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spring Azure 1

Ken Wilson

Sunol Regional Wilderness, Sunol
Alameda County, CA

76F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Large Marble 1
  • Sara Orangetip 8
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Silvery Blue 5
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 6
  • Variable Checkerspot 5
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet common
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1

Variable Checkerspot

Northern Checkerspot

Jim Egbert

Bee Tree Creek ,and Weeks Bay Estuarine Research Reserve
Baldwin County, AL

The Bee Tree Creek has a large number of American Holly in bloom,with an old dirt road bed that has a good succession of environments from high and dry with sandy soil, to a ground water seep area with clay soil, to the mucky and boggy bottom of the creek bed.
The Weeks Bay NERR, Pitcher Plant Bog, has another colony of Pearl Crescents this year.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Jeffrey Glassberg

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

2 to 4 pm

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Clytie Ministreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Bordered Patch 4
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 20
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 10
  • Tawny Emperor 35
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 9
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Laviana White-Skipper 10
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 25
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Common Mellana 7
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Common Mellana

Red-bordered Metalmark

Jim Egbert

Gulf State Park;Hugh Branyon Trail,at Sports Complex,Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Few sightings, scent of insecticide in the air; the ball fields had been sprayed a short time before. Everything sighted was on the wing, the only things nectaring were a few bumble bees, wasps, and one lone skipper.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Steven Rosenthal

Cumberland Island- Dungeness Ferry Slip
Camden County, GA

5pm….headed your way on a strong southern wind

  • Monarch 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Corner Canyon
Salt Lake County, UT

Loop of Canyon (Canyon Hollow Trail -> Ghost Falls Trail ->Brock’s Point Trail -> Clark’s Trail).

Very surprised to see a Dainty Sulpher in early April at ~5700 feet. First one I’ve seen UT.

  • Mustard White
  • Cabbage White
  • Sara Orangetip 5+
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Field Crescent
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Sleepy Duskywing
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing

Dainty Sulphur

Dennis Holmes

Redwoods National Park near Lady Bird Johnson Grove and all along Bald Hills Rd. to School House Peak.
Humboldt County, CA

These pictures are of a male and female of the “sequoia” subspecies of Mustard White.

  • Anise Swallowtail 3
  • Mustard White 8
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 8
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 1

Mustard White

Mustard White

Steven Glynn

Zion National Park
Washington County, UT

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spring White 2
  • Mustard White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot common
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady common
  • Afranius Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Anise Swallowtail

Sagebrush Checkerspot

Allen Belden

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Suffolk city, VA

Partly sunny, high in the mid 80s, windy; auto route to Lake Drummond and parts of Jericho Ditch, Lynn Ditch and Washington Ditch. Sleepy Oranges with “winter form” coloration.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 24
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 25
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Henry's Elfin 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure common
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Spring Azure

Falcate Orangetip

Zebra Swallowtail

John Heyse and David Rawlinson

North Sonoma Mountain Park
Sonoma County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 11
  • Common Ringlet 20+
  • Northern Cloudywing 13

Scott Anderson

Home butterfly garden, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

First dark form female Eastern Tiger of the year spotted today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

Steven Glynn

Inyo National Forest area along CA-168
Inyo County, CA

activity around MM27 to MM32, at ~6,000 ft

  • Spring White 2
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 1
  • Silvery Blue 5
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot common
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Saltbush Sootywing 2
  • Juba Skipper 1

Sheridan's Hairstreak

Sagebrush Checkerspot

Silvery Blue

Painted Lady

James Fleullan

Savannah NWR (Solomon Tract)
Chatham County, GA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 10
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 20
  • Little Wood-Satyr 13
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

John Heyse

at home Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1

Allan R. Loudell

Along School Bell Road, Bear
New Castle County, DE

At this time most other years, Cabbage Whites would be numerous.

With all the cold nights, very delayed emergence.

  • Cabbage White 1

Bart Jones

Clifton Bend Count Circle
Decatur County, TN

This list reflects the Decatur and Hardin County portions of the Clifton Bend spring count, it is not the final tally. The Yucca Giant-Skipper was seen last year, but was photo-documented this year for a new county record for Decatur County.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 17
  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 19
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 35
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 26
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 28
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 31
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 11
  • Goatweed Leafwing 8
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Sleepy Duskywing 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 30
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 6
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper 3

Zebra Swallowtail

Yucca Giant-Skipper

Sleepy Duskywing

Eastern Pine Elfin

Nils Helstrom

Ringwood State Park
Passaic County, NJ

Windy and cool, temps in the mid-50’s, some clouds.

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Mark and Holly Salvato

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

With Bob Ford and Dennis Olle

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 9
  • Great Southern White 104
  • Large Orange Sulphur 16
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 14
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 43
  • Ceraunus Blue 14
  • Little Metalmark 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 64
  • Julia Heliconian 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 18
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 66
  • White Peacock 42
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Florida Leafwing 9
  • Georgia Satyr 4
  • Queen 3
  • Baracoa Skipper 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3

Twin-spot Skipper

Little Metalmark

Georgia Satyr

Fulvous Hairstreak

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Florida Leafwing

Mark and Holly Salvato and Bob Ford

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

  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 1

Ruddy Daggerwing

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

John Lampkin

Annutteliga Hammock count areas
Citrus County, FL

Totals from one of two groups from the NABA Annutteliga Hammock count. Ron Smith, leader; Julie Appleget, John and Jane Lampkin, Mike and Effie Smith, participants
Temps in the 80’s

The Banded Hairstreak (image) shows much more orange than usual as is sometimes seen in Florida individuals.

Also 2 unidentified Cloudywing/Duskywing

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 19
  • Barred Yellow 7
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 9
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 12
  • White M Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 27
  • Carolina Satyr 20
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Sachem 1

Great Purple Hairstreak

Whirlabout

Banded Hairstreak

Jim Egbert

Gulf State Park,Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trail,Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Last year I had no sighing of Zebra Swallowtail;the host plant,paw paw, were present,but nether adult nor cats were found.This was the 1st time this year I had gone back to examine the host for evidence of cats or adults.None were found.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1

Kathy Barylski

Catoctin Creek Park
Frederick County, MD

2 to 4:30 pm; 70 degrees and sunny
Tentative id on the Henry’s; first Elfins I’ve seen at this location

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 14
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Eastern Comma

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley, California
San Bernardino County, CA

Outside church, morning service.

  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Renee Davis

Bashakill, Wurtsboro
Sullivan County, NY

Marge Gorton and I saw 4 Eastern Comma’s. First of the season! After this hard winter it was nice to see butterflies. Welcome spring!

  • Eastern Comma 4

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Preserve, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

  • Mourning Cloak 5

Bill & Nancy Callahan

Laughing Brook WS Hamden MA
Hampden County, MA

4 Mourning Cloaks 1st of year in Western Mass

  • Mourning Cloak 4

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Pioneer Trail
Morgan County, UT

Only walked 2.5-3 miles of the trail. The rest was covered by snow.

  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 5+
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady 2

Ahmet Baytas

Great Swamp NWR
Morris County, NJ

  • Spring Azure 13
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 4

John Lampkin

Felt's Audubon Preserve
Manatee County, FL

With Jane Lampkin, Don and Liz Grozis, Anna Simandl
Temps mid 80’s

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Allan R. Loudell

White Clay Creek Preserve
Chester County, PA

One-and-a-half hour walk, 4:30—6:00 p.m.
Temperatures, 56—58 degrees, but mostly sunny.

  • Eastern Comma 4

Nils Helstrom

private property, Wayne
Passaic County, NJ

Clear, sunny, temps in the mid- to high 50’s. Single Mourning Cloak flew through my yard…

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Nils Helstrom

Weis Ecology Center
Passaic County, NJ

Clear and sunny, temps in the high 50’s to low 60’s. First Spring Azures of the year. Insect diversity was pleasantly high, including the first dragonfly of the season (a Common Green Darner).

  • Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Scott Anderson

Cheatham Hill, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Cobb County, GA

Quick 30 minute walk of the dogs. First Spicebush spotted this year.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Nils Helstrom

Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
Somerset County, NJ

Took an hour’s walk at lunch, during which it started to become overcast, but sunny, breezy and temps in the low 60’s at first.

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Rick Borchelt

Green Ridge State Forest
Allegany County, MD

Spent the day in the field in various parts of Green Ridge State Forest, concentrating primarily on exposed shale and shale barrens. Sunny, still and quite warm, high temp topped out at 80F. In bloom: Various field cresses, field pansy, Dutchman’s breeches, coltsfoot.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Olympia Marble 8
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Spring Azure common
  • Silvery Blue 5
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Olympia Marble

Silvery Blue

Ryan Chrouser

Otter Creek 44.757111,-91.403568
Eau Claire County, WI

In the shaded ephemeral pond area near the creek. Wouldn’t sit long enough for a picture.

  • Eastern Comma 1

John Lampkin

Little Manatee River State Park
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
Temp 78-82
Amusing image is of a Ceraunus Blue on a Hatpin Flower

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4

Ceraunus Blue

Ron Smith

North St. Petersburg
Pinellas County, FL

I checked the 200 yard long, 15 yard across field down at the end of the street. A ditch runs along one side and houses, the other. In 45 minutes…

  • Checkered White 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • White Peacock 25
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 32

Southern Skipperling

Scott Anderson

Home butterfly garden, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

One Tiger came to puddle, then a second, I could see a third in the distance and yes, it landed in the same place.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Steven Glynn

Santa Cruz Island, Prisoner's Harbor refuge area
Santa Cruz County, CA

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Sara Orangetip 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Western Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 2
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Painted Lady common
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • California Sister 9
  • White Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Umber Skipper 1

Spring Azure

Sara Orangetip

California Sister

Gabb's Checkerspot

Satyr Comma

Gabb's Checkerspot

Common Buckeye

Steven Glynn

Oceano Campground trail
San Luis Obispo County, CA

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 7

Common Ringlet

Umber Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Umber Skipper

Kevin G Hintsa

Briones Regional Park , Toyon Canyon Trail
Contra Costa County, CA

Among the first few county records . This was a worn female laying eggs on Winter Vetch ( Vicia villosa ) .

  • Funereal Duskywing 1

Funereal Duskywing egg

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Preserve, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

  • Spring Azure 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Nils Helstrom

Great Swamp NWR
Morris County, NJ

Sunny and warm, mid- to high 60’s, with slight breeze. Seen during 90 minute walk along main road.

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

John Lampkin

Red Bug Slough
Sarasota County, FL

With Jane Lampkin and Karen Finch
84-88 some clouds
Nice seeing abundant Monarchs!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • White Peacock 13
  • Monarch 20
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 7

Mike A Rickard

Santa Ana NWR
Hidalgo County, TX

Wednesday butterfly walk found 33 species under cloudy skies, including an East-Mexican White-Skipper and a spectacular American Lady aberration.

  • American Lady 1
  • East Mexican White-Skipper 1

American Lady

East Mexican White-Skipper

Jim Egbert

S.Juniper St. Foley;Roscoe Rd.Orange Beach,and Plash Is.Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

This day was the 1st in several that there was a break in the rain.The break aloud me to get out do some sighting.It was made easy because with all the rain the ligustrum has popped into full bloom.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2

Nils Helstrom

Patriots' Path through Morristown
Morris County, NJ

First Cabbage Whites of the season! Sunny, breezy, temps in the high 60’s.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Allen Belden

Powhatan State Park
Powhatan County, VA

Mix of sun, clouds, and showers; some wind; high around 70. A wide variety of habitats makes this new park an excellent place for butterflies. Pine Elfin flew from the ground into a scrub pine (Pinus virginiana).

  • Zebra Swallowtail 17
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Harvester 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 8
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 13
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Michael Diederich

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

First Cabbage White of the season seen at this location !

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Brendan Cramphorn

Bradley Palmer in Hamilton MA
Essex County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 2

John Lampkin

E. G. Simmons State Park
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
80-86 Some clouds

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Pickering Creek Audubon Center
Talbot County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mike Reese

Willow Creek Fishery Area, east of Cty S
Waushara County, WI

My first newly emerged butterfly of the year!

  • Olympia Marble 2

Janara Hoppock

Palmer Township, Northampton Memorial Shrine
Northampton County, PA

First butterfly of the season that I saw.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Jim Egbert

Roscoe & Russian Rd Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

A break in the weather mid day allow me to get out for some sightings; everything was wet, and in the short time I was out I came across 5 snakes, all non poisonous.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2

Rob Santry

Rogue River at Graves Creek Bridge
Josephine County, OR

I counted butterflies on the trails at the Grave Creek Bridge, followed by driving along Grave Creek Road. This locale is 22 miles northwest of Grants Pass. Temperatures started at 51 degrees and hit 70 degrees at 2:30. Lots of butterfly activity mud-puddling at the rivers edge.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Mustard White 4
  • Bramble Hairstreak 2
  • Western Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 10
  • Dotted Blue 12
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Painted Lady common
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Propertius Duskywing 13

Bramble Hairstreak

Dotted Blue

John Lampkin

Camp Bayou, Ruskin
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
80 cloudy with some sun
Most interesting find was the Gulf Fritillary color variant (see image).
Second place goes to the stunningly fresh Oak HS

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Oak Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Ken Wilson

Pleasanton, CA.
Alameda County, CA

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Daniel Jones

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Cameron County, TX

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Boisduval's Yellow 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Blue Metalmark 4
  • Phaon Crescent 10
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Julia's Skipper 3
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 10
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 4
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Blue Metalmark

Blue Metalmark

Boisduval's Yellow

Boisduval's Yellow

Mimosa Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

Falcate Orangetips were both males

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

Ron & Lori Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

Late afternoon walk. Mostly cloudy.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 11
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 14
  • Horace's Duskywing 23
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2

Southern Broken-Dash

Black Swallowtail

Jeanette Klodzen

Little Cottonwood Trail
Salt Lake County, UT

Large snowstorm on Tues/Wed - left 10+ inches on trail. Much has melted. These are the survivors I saw.

  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Painted Lady 2

Mike Reese

National Forest Rds. 2161& 2158, and Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County, WI

My first comma slam since 2011 and the first Satyr Comma reported in WI since 2012.

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Satyr Comma 2
  • Green Comma 3
  • Gray Comma 1

Satyr Comma

Satyr Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Steven Glynn

Florida Canyon
Pima County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail common
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White common
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Mexican Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Marine Blue common
  • Reakirt's Blue common
  • Spring Azure common
  • Fatal Metalmark 3
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Bordered Patch 5
  • Tiny Checkerspot common
  • Elada Crescent common
  • Texan Crescent abundant
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Nabokov's Satyr 5
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing common
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper common
  • Orange Skipperling common
  • Pahaska Skipper 2
  • Sheep Skipper 2

Arizona Powdered-Skipper

Nabokov's Satyr

Sheep Skipper

Golden-headed Scallopwing

Meredith Mays

Backyard (NABA certified garden)
Fulton County, GA

First butterfly sighting at home for me.

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Welcomed the first butterfly of 2015 in SE Michigan today. It’s the Cabbage White! The first to come every spring and the last one that leaves in the autumn.

  • Cabbage White 1

Cabbage White

Curtis A. Lehman

Green Ridge State Forest
Allegany County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Olympia Marble 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 17
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Silvery Blue 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 9
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8

Andrew Block

22 Myrtle Blvd., Larchmont
Westchester County, NY

1st. butterflies of the year.

  • Cabbage White 3

Steven Rosenthal

Sheldon Drive, Westbury NY
Nassau County, NY

after two days of warm weather, my first spring-emergent butterfly of 2015 (without having to get on an airplane)

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Sabre29

Four miles north of Kernersville, NC 27284
Forsyth County, NC

Saw my first butterfly of the season. It was an Eastern Tiger S
wallowtail.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common

Jim Wilkinson

Ijamsville
Frederick County, MD

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 1

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Preserve, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

  • Spring Azure 18
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Bill & Nancy Callahan

Arcadia WS Easthampton MA
Hampshire County, MA

Warm sunny day in high 70’s.

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 7

Steven Glynn

Box Canyon Road
Pima County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 4
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Marine Blue common
  • Reakirt's Blue common
  • Spring Azure common
  • Tiny Checkerspot common
  • Elada Crescent common
  • Texan Crescent abundant
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper common
  • Orange Skipperling common
  • Pahaska Skipper 2
  • Sheep Skipper 8

Pahaska Skipper

Common Buckeye

Sheep Skipper

Nils Helstrom

Skylands Botanical Gardens, Ringwood State Park
Passaic County, NJ

Numbers were low despite sun and temps in the high 70’s. Saw one dark anglewing at a distance that may have been an Eastern Comma but wasn’t seen well enough to count. Had 5 Cabbage Whites on the drive to and from the park, but none whatsoever in the park itself! Highlight of the walk was actually a day-flying moth, The Infant (Archiearis infans), a lifer for me!

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3

Allan R. Loudell

Nottingham County Park Serpentine Barrens
Chester County, PA

One-and-half-hour, late-afternoon walk on the warmest day of the year. (Mid-70s)

My first Spring Azures of the year, and first Falcate Orangetip of the year.

But surprised not to see a single anglewing or Mourning Cloak, despite checking out the areas where I’ve observed them in the past in the spring.

Meanwhile, only this weekend, Cabbage Whites were becoming common alongside roads in southeastern Pennsylvania & neighboring Delaware and Maryland.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Spring Azure 4

Scott Perry

McFaul Environmental Center, Wyckoff,
Bergen County, NJ

  • Spring Azure 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Ron Smith

Lower Suwannee NWR
Levy County, FL

w/Randy Harrod. Flies were outrageous at the south end of the refuge drive, but were nearly non-existent at the north end. FL (90).

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 14
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 125+
  • Pearl Crescent 50+
  • Question Mark 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 12
  • Little Wood-Satyr 14
  • Queen 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Obscure Skipper 1

Tawny Emperor

Palatka Skipper

Least Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 2

Falcate Orangetip

Andrew Block

power line cut at end of Ironwood Rd, Sterling Forest S.P., Tuxedo
Orange County, NY

  • Spring Azure 1

Bill & Nancy Callahan

Northwest Park Windsor CT
Hartford County, CT

My 1st sightings of Spring Azures

  • Spring Azure 2

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sun came after AM rain; the ligustrum hedge has dozens of humming birds, but only one butterfly.

  • Red Admiral 1

Steven Glynn

Miller Canyon (Beatty's Guest Ranch- fee)
Cochise County, AZ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 5
  • Checkered White 8
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • Leda Ministreak 1
  • Marine Blue common
  • Reakirt's Blue common
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Zela Metalmark 7
  • American Snout 4
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Texan Crescent common
  • Mylitta Crescent common
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Tropical Buckeye 1
  • California Sister 7
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Nabokov's Satyr common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Meridian Duskywing 4
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Orange Skipperling common

Nabokov's Satyr

Meridian Duskywing

Spring Azure

Zela Metalmark

California Sister

Bob Danley

Kim Williams Nature Trail (base of scree slope)
Missoula County, MT

First sighting of year. Seen briefly at base of rock face, definite stonecrop habitat.

  • Moss' Elfin 1

Moss' Elfin

Elizabeth Golden

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne
Miami-Dade County, FL

Seen laying eggs on a bay cedar (Suriana maritima) at the Cape Florida Lighthouse. Picture taken by M. Avello.

  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 1

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

John Lampkin

Little Manatee River State Park
Manatee County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
Early outing with temps 76-82

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Monk Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2

Juniper Hairstreak

Scott Anderson

Home butterfly garden, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

Rain stopped after six days, still cool, 60s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Ken Wilson

Putah Creek along CA-128
Solano County, CA

69F. Also unidentified blue.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail common
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • California Hairstreak common
  • Gold-hunter's Hairstreak 8
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1

Steven Glynn

Cave Creek Canyon (Portal) areas from Portal to Rustler Park
Cochise County, AZ

The butterfly garden/landscaping near the Cave Creek Canyon visitor center was excellent.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • Juniper Hairstreak common
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Leda Ministreak 4
  • Marine Blue common
  • Reakirt's Blue common
  • Spring Azure common
  • Bordered Patch 7
  • Elada Crescent common
  • Texan Crescent common
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • California Sister 3
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Nabokov's Satyr 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Orange Skipperling common
  • Pahaska Skipper 3
  • White-barred Skipper 3

Leda Ministreak

Mylitta Crescent

Juvenal's Duskywing

Pacuvius Duskywing

White-barred Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Laurel Rhodes

Scherer-Thaxton Preserve in Osprey, south of Sarasota
Sarasota County, FL

With Melanie Weiss (photos), visiting from Wash. state; Partly cloudy, humid 89F, three hours. We were thrilled to see many Metalmarks, which are uncommon in the county.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Little Metalmark 20+
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 10
  • Viceroy 9
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5

White Peacock

Viceroy

Little Metalmark

Dainty Sulphur

Viceroy caterpillar

Jim Wilkinson

BWi Trail
Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Scott Anderson

Home butterfly garden, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

First Red Spotted Purple and Pearl Crescent of the year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Red-spotted Purple

Jeanette Klodzen

Desolation Trail - Millcreek Canyon
Salt Lake County, UT

~1.5 miles and back out.

  • Spring Azure 2
  • Hoary Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Jim Egbert

Jeff Friendly Trail BSNWR and Plantation Rd.Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny all day;1st time in a week.

  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Tom Fiore

Hook Mt. (north of Nyack)
Rockland County, NY

Falcate Orangetips just out here; American Ladys not in mint condition, Red Admiral much brighter, but it and the ladys likely migrants. Bluish Spring Moths also noted. Temp. in 60’s & sunny.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Mourning Cloak 8+
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1

Jeff Basham, Chris Tenney, Tommie Smith

Cherokee National Forest
Polk County, TN

70-75 F, light winds, mostly sunny

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • West Virginia White 10
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 6
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 15
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 25
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Golden Banded-Skipper 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing superabundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Mottled Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Cobweb Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 2
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 2

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Cobweb Skipper

Mottled Duskywing

Jim Egbert

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

At two Carolina Satyr colony sites, none could be found. Maybe post rain, sunny weather or to early AM.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Nils Helstrom

Great Swamp NWR
Morris County, NJ

Sunny but quite windy, temps in the low 70’s. Also saw an unidentified anglewing. Number for Spring Azures is conservative. Was disappointed to see “Humphrey’s Insect/Pest Control” literally hosing down the daffodil beds outside one of the park buildings with some sort of chemical. That cannot be helping anything.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Tom Fiore

Central Park (Manhattan)
New York County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

John Lampkin

Felt's Audubon Preserve
Manatee County, FL

With Karen Finch, Jane Lampkin, Laurel Rhodes, Melanie Weiss
Temps mid-80’s
Image is of Orange-barred Sulphur on Coral Bean

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Julia Heliconian 0
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 5
  • Monarch 8
  • Queen 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 18
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 12
  • Fiery Skipper 17
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Orange-barred Sulphur

Michael Diederich

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

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Andrew Block

Muscoot Farm, Katonah,
Westchester County, NY

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Kelli Whitney

Long Key Nature Center
Broward County, FL

Went out to the Bird and Butterfly Garden to check the pump and saw 12 species in 5 minutes. Love it when the wild coffee is blooming!

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Atala 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 13
  • White Peacock 1
  • Malachite 1
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Bob Danley

Lee Metcalf NWR
Ravalli County, MT

Nectaring on Golden Currant

  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

From 10;30 AM to 2:30 PM. Warm, windy and humid.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Florida White 4
  • Checkered White 15
  • Great Southern White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 6
  • Lyside Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Texan Crescent 10
  • Chestnut Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 80
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Tawny Emperor 25
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 6
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Laviana White-Skipper 6
  • Common Sootywing 5
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 6

Florida White

Florida White

Texan Crescent

Texan Crescent

Chestnut Crescent

Chestnut Crescent

Scott Anderson

Home butterfly garden, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

This appears to be a Pipevine Swallowtail that overwintered here or nearby because it lacks color and is quite worn. This would be the first appearance of a Pipevine here this year. It appeared small and was flying weakly.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1

Pipevine Swallowtail

Jim Wilkinson

Trinity Church Cemetery
Howard County, MD

Flew from ground into Virginia Pine trees

  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1

Eastern Pine Elfin

Jeanette Klodzen

Desolation Trail (Mill Creek Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Mostly cloudy around 60 degrees.

  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 2

Jim Egbert

Oyster Bay Rd.,and Plash Island Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny morning heavy dew early, temps in the mid 60s. Ligustrum bloom is at its peek, but it is not of interest to the butterflies around here.

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

Mostly Cloudy 1-3:30 PM

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 36
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 16
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 13
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • American Lady 1
  • White Peacock 26
  • Viceroy 7
  • Monarch 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 11
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7

Horace's Duskywing

Little Yellow

John Lampkin

Morgan's Farm Market, Ruskin
Hillsborough County, FL

86 Degrees
10 minutes in a 50’ double row of commercially-grown flowers. The market borders the Cockroach Bay Preserve and pulls in species from there.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Southern Broken-Dash

Jim Egbert

Fort Morgan State Historic Park,and Navy Cove; Roscoe Rd
Baldwin County, AL

Mostly Cloudy; strong SE breeze of the Gulf. Lantana was the flower of the day at the Fort; but more hummingbirds than butterflies.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Gray Hairstreak common
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2

John Heyse

Perkins Canyon, Mt. Diablo
Contra Costa County, CA

64F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 4
  • Pale Swallowtail 4
  • Mustard White 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 4
  • Common Ringlet 20+
  • Umber Skipper 1

Pale Swallowtail

Sara Orangetip

John Lampkin

Little Manatee River State Park
Manatee County, FL

88 Degrees

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Delaware Skipper 2

Delaware Skipper

John Lampkin

Shell Mound, Cockroach Bay
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
78-82
Eight Queens were very fresh and “sapping” on recently cut shrub saplings.
One had a birthmark on the left HW as shown. At first I thought it was a hole in the wing, but it is actually black scales.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 19
  • Queen 17
  • Mangrove Skipper 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Palatka Skipper 1

Queen

Queen

Laurel Rhodes

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

With Karen Finch (photos),Melanie Weiss, Jean and Bill Evoy. Temp. 90F, partly cloudy; 6 hours in the field. Slow skipper day even though 100s of Pickerel Weed plants were in bloom. Recent controlled burn had scorched park vegetation along park road for about 1 mi. Brazilian Skippers were in larval form.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 15
  • Phaon Crescent 10
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 21
  • White Peacock 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 2

Hackberry Emperor

Gray Hairstreak

Jeffrey Glassberg

Warren Grove
Ocean County, NJ

1 pm to 2:30 pm. Also three duskywing sp, that I didn’t get on, that were probably Sleepys.

  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Hoary Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 4
  • American Lady 1

Spring Azure

Hoary Elfin

Brown Elfin

Nils Helstrom

Mountainside Park
Morris County, NJ

Only one female Falcate Orangetip after 3 hours of searching (they were out in numbers on this date last year). Compton Tortoiseshell was quite ragged but easily identifiable. Be warned if you want to go to Mountainside, there were clouds of annoying flies and crowds of even more annoying teenagers.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Bill & Nancy Callahan

Norcross WS Monson
Hampden County, MA

cool+breezy in mid 50’s
My 1st MA Spring Azure(lucia form?)sighting
Also 1st Cabbage Whites we’ve seen.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Cabbage White

Spring Azure

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach and Anna Lipscomb Ln Magnolia Springs
Baldwin County, AL

Storms early, mostly cloudy, and more storms mid afternoon.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Ron Smith

Florida City / Homestead
Miami-Dade County, FL

FL (93)

  • Palamedes Swallowtail X
  • Cloudless Sulphur X
  • Pink-spot Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow X
  • Dainty Sulphur X
  • Cassius Blue X
  • Gulf Fritillary X
  • Zebra Heliconian X
  • Common Buckeye X
  • White Peacock X
  • Monarch X
  • Hammock Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Baracoa Skipper 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Baracoa Skipper

Pink-spot Sulphur

James L. Monroe

Industry, just off Ohio River
Beaver County, PA

also saw a non-IDed Duskywing

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Spring Azure

John Lampkin

Scherer Thaxton Preserve
Sarasota County, FL

With Jane Lampkin and Karen Finch
87-89 degrees, hot and humid

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Ceraunus Blue 16
  • Little Metalmark 14
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 13
  • Viceroy 6
  • Queen 3
  • Southern Skipperling 6
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3

Little Metalmark

Scott Anderson

Home butterfly garden, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

John Lampkin

Sun City Center Yard
Hillsborough County, FL

88 degrees
The Fulvous Hairstreak is a nice addition to our yard list

  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 2

Fulvous Hairstreak

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Falcate Orangetip

Curtis A. Lehman

State Game Land 302
Greene County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6

Ron Smith

TreeTops Regional Park
Broward County, FL

Plenty to see on a warm, bugless, 85-degree day. FL (95).

  • Giant Swallowtail 9
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 18
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Atala 1
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 22
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 21
  • Malachite 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 8
  • Monarch 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Malachite

Atala

Jim Egbert

Oyster Bay Rd., Gulf Shores,Roscoe Rd Orange Beach,Bee Tree Creek on Co Rd 87
Baldwin County, AL

Late start, mostly sunny, mid 80s. It seems that we are in a transition from abundance to widely scattered for the early starters. Phaon Crescents are starting to form colonies, and Carolina Satyrs are being replaced with Little Wood-Satyrs.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Phaon Crescent 10
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park
Contra Costa County, CA

67F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • Variable Checkerspot 3
  • Painted Lady 5
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 13
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

John Heyse

at home Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

70F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Umber Skipper 1

Steven Rosenthal

Edgewood Preserve, Deer Park
Suffolk County, NY

overcast, a few breaks of sun, high 50s…belated post, consistent with slow spring here in the NE…still better than a count of 0 butterflies at the same site 8 days earlier; 1st three flushed by walking or bicyclists in the case of the American Lady

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1

Linda Ward

Mercer County Park to the right (as you head up from the lake) of the high tension wires
Mercer County, NJ

Mid 50s, mostly sunny, calm.
Thanks to a post from 2014 by Henry Kindervatter, I’ve been checking this site every couple of days since April 15th. Finally saw the Falcate Orangetips today. Quite exciting for a novice butterfly watcher.

  • Falcate Orangetip

Steven Glynn

Areas near Covington, VA
Alleghany County, VA

Two different Grizzled Skippers seen.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing common
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common
  • Grizzled Skipper 2
  • Cobweb Skipper 3

Grizzled Skipper

Sleepy Duskywing

Cobweb Skipper

John Heyse

Martinez Marsh
Contra Costa County, CA

74F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sandhill Skipper

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Rain again today; only one sighting (it was looking for cover.

  • American Lady 1

Michael Diederich

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

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Nils Helstrom

private property, Wayne
Passaic County, NJ

Warm and breezy this morning, finally seeing some increased butterfly activity in my yard, although not much diversity yet. Still haven’t seen a swallowtail this year, this is the latest it’s been for me since I took up the hobby.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Steven Glynn

Local hotspots near home
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Henry's Elfin 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Spring Azure common
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common

Henry's Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Bob Danley

Deer Creek Road (backside of Pattee Canyon NRA), Missoula
Missoula County, MT

Sunshine, 10:30 - 11:30 am. 47F going to 80F, low wind. This road has muddy spots on the shoulders/ditches in spring early summer. Video of habitat here: https://youtu.be/HoT3chsOpws. Survey in afternoon would have had more diversity/numbers.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Green Comma 1

Green Comma

Anise Swallowtail

Jim Wilkinson

BWi Trail
Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Falcate Orangetip

Jim Wilkinson

Trinity Church Cemetery
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1

Kathy Barylski

Hoyle's Mill Conservation Park
Montgomery County, MD

11 am to 1 pm; 2.5 miles of trails in glorious spring weather (sunny, temps rising from 60)

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Allen Belden

Green Ridge State Forest
Allegany County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 18
  • Silvery Blue 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing abundant
  • Cobweb Skipper 3

Cobweb Skipper

Cobweb Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Willow Height Trail (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Started at 4:30pm.
Starting elevation 7850 ft.

  • Painted Lady 2
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 1

Ron Smith

North St. Petersburg
Pinellas County, FL

  • Dainty Sulphur 9
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 22
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 33

Rich Kelly

Muttontown Preserve
Nassau County, NY

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Spring Azure 15
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Jim Egbert

Fort Morgan State Historic Park,and Graham Creek Nature Preserve,Foley
Baldwin County, AL

Cool and mostly cloudy, brisk northerly wind;temps in lower 70s.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Allen Belden

Green Ridge State Forest
Allegany County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Olympia Marble 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Silvery Blue 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 4
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 1

Eastern Pine Elfin

Nils Helstrom

Scherman-Hoffman WS
Somerset County, NJ

Also saw a small fritillary, probably a Meadow Fritillary, but can’t be 100% sure to count it. Sulphur was the first of the year. Had my first Eastern Tiger Swallowtail of the year on the drive to the park (alongside Route 287 South near Hardyton). Additionally, there was a beautiful Grapevine Epimenis (Psychomorpha epimenis) nectaring at a flowering tree.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Jim Wilkinson

Trinity Church Cemetery
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Eastern Pine Elfin

Steven Glynn

Warren Grove Preserve
Ocean County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Brown Elfin 9
  • Hoary Elfin 8
  • Spring Azure 10

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Brown Elfin

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

trail near Mt. Ivy
Rockland County, NY

1st-of-year swallowtail for us; wildflowers out in modest variety & quantity; still too early for elfins & hairstreaks at this site. Sunny & 70 F.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Spring Azure 6+
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 12+++
  • Red Admiral 1

Nils Helstrom

Patriots' Path through Morristown
Morris County, NJ

Walked the trail from 12:20 to 1:50. Sunny but cooler than yesterday, temps in the mid-60’s. High count for Cabbage Whites so far this year!

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Eastern Comma 1

Rob Santry

Fish Hatchery Park along the Applegate River, 4.5 miles south of Grants Pass
Josephine County, OR

Temperatures finally warming up to a high of 80 degrees. I saw a first-of-season Variable Checkerspot today. Butterfly activity is increasing.

  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Western Pine Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 4
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 14
  • Propertius Duskywing 8

Gray Hairstreak

Jim Egbert

Blakeley State Park,Cliffs Landing,Centennial Park,Upper Bryant Landing,and Upper Delta WMA
Baldwin County, AL

1st time to this area Mobile-Tensaw Delta WMA on the northwest side of Baldwin Co. and it held some butterflies that I haven’t seen in the south part of the county since February. The day was sunny but started cold for us mid 50s,warmed into the upper 70s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 7
  • American Snout 12
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Michael Diederich

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

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Michael Diederich

Millwood Garden Center, Millwood
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Jim Wilkinson

Centennial Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

James Fleullan

Wormsloe Historic Site
Chatham County, GA

  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Striped Hairstreak 2
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 2

Striped Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

John Heyse

Miller Park, Point Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

67-77F
Wood-Nymph (boopis) is very nearly an early record.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Spring Azure `1
  • Field Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 20+
  • Common Ringlet 20+
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Umber Skipper 11

Steven Glynn

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Frosted Elfin 16
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6

Henry's Elfin

Pearl Crescent

Falcate Orangetip

Falcate Orangetip

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin