July 2015 Sightings

James L. Monroe

Wolf Run Rd., Industry
Beaver County, PA

Cool, sunny, between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Coral Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper

Jim Egbert

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 12+
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 12+
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2

Todd Eiben

Euclid Creek Reservation
Cuyahoga County, OH

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 39
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Banded Hairstreak 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 44
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 24
  • Least Skipper 13
  • Peck's Skipper 10
  • Long Dash 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 106
  • Little Glassywing 141
  • Hobomok Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 2

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Brant Reif

Little Spearfish Creek near Timon Campground, Black Hills National Forest
Lawrence County, SD

Photos were taken on my iPhone. Sorry they are upside down.

The Atlantis Fritillary was the unsilvered type. The silvered type also flies in this hills but I haven’t seen it at this location.
Hike was from about 1 to 2:30 PM, sunny, mid 80s. It is very wet in the Black Hills this year. Probably the wettest I’ve seen in the past 20 years!

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Melissa Blue
  • Greenish Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Atlantis Fritillary
  • Northern Crescent
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral
  • Common Ringlet

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Weidemeyer's Admiral

Northern Crescent

Melissa Blue

Greenish Blue

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

In the butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Striped Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Aphrodite Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Northern Broken-Dash
  • Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Jim Wilkinson

BWI Trail
Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Common Wood-Nymph

Scott Anderson

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

First Long-tailed Skipper and Delaware Skipper of the season. So far this season, 25 species now identified in my backyard.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

'Summer' Spring Azure

Long-tailed Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

John Lampkin

Kakiat Park
Rockland County, NY

With Jane Lampkin
Partial sun, hot and humid.
Just like the old days years ago, when one could see Hoary Edge and Compton’s Tortoiseshell here both in the same day.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 37
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Harvester 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 4
  • Hickory Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 141
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 12
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Little Glassywing 7
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 18

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Hoary Edge

Hoary Edge

Randy Harrod

Mines Road approx mp 6.24
Alameda County, CA

mines road pullout. Approx mp 6.24. Water trough and emergency call box at location. Noted while birding

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1

David L. Amadio

Horn pond mountain, Woburn
Middlesex County, MA

Observations made between 9 a.m & 2 p.m. over most of the mountain.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 2
  • Coral Hairstreak 7
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 35
  • Banded Hairstreak 23
  • Striped Hairstreak 7
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 10
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Southern Cloudywing 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 3

Banded Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Kathy Barylski

Includes Rickett's Glen Hayfields area, SGL 57 Loop Rd, and Splashdam Pond
Sullivan County, PA

1;30-6:30 pm with temps in low 70s; began cloudy, eventually clearing.
Additional 8 unidentified Fritillaries

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Bog Copper 24
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 9
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 7
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 10
  • Atlantis Fritillary 11
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • White Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 2
  • European Skipper 12
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Long Dash 3
  • Two-spotted Skipper 1

Two-spotted Skipper

White Admiral

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Bog Copper

Long Dash

Great Spangled Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

European Skipper

Christopher Leslie

Lake Los Carneros, Goleta, CA 93117, USA
Santa Barbara County, CA

Multiple blue butterflies were feeding at Erigonum at native plant restoration area near hiking path below dam at Lake Los Carneros County Park. Sunny day with temps in the 80’s F.

  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Acmon Blue 6
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Funereal Duskywing 1

Gray Hairstreak

Acmon Blue

Acmon Blue

Common Buckeye

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley, California
San Bernardino County, CA

This butterfly visited my garden this am to drink water on the asperagus fern.

  • Marine Blue 1

Marine Blue

Daniel Jones

Falcon State Park and area
Starr County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Polydamas Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 10
  • Lyside Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Mimosa Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 20
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 7
  • Ruddy Hairstreak 1
  • Clytie Ministreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Queen 4
  • Coyote Cloudywing 3
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2

Ruddy Hairstreak

Ruddy Hairstreak

Polydamas Swallowtail

Polydamas Swallowtail

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Coyote Cloudywing

Scott Anderson

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

For this season, 3 new species today including the Ocola Skipper, the American Lady, and the Little Glassywing.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

American Lady

Ocola Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Little Glassywing

Carole Mebus

Woodland Hills, Countryside Lane, Lower Saucon Twsp.
Northampton County, PA

Woodland Hills is an abandoned golf course that the township has purchased as open space to be left natural. It is an excellent butterflying place.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Hoary Edge 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Michael Diederich

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

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8

Mike Reese, Bob Bergen

Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County, WI

Just had to see the Regals today. We couldn’t get any to sit on the flowers long enough to get a photo, but one sat on the scat nicely! Bob referred to the one with the three species of fritillaries as the Tri-frit-ca.

  • Cabbage White 20+
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 20+
  • Regal Fritillary 5
  • Meadow Fritillary 7
  • Northern Crescent 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 6
  • European Skipper 2
  • Long Dash 3

the Tri-frit-ca

Regal Fritillary

Jeanette Klodzen

Bald Mountain
Summit County, UT

Elevation: 10700-11940ft
Checkered White and Anise Swallowtails hilltopping.

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 5+
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 10+
  • Magdalena Alpine 5+
  • Ridings' Satyr 1

John Gorey

Homer, AK
Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK

  • Northern Marble 1
  • Common Ringlet 2

Glenn Koppel

Moraine State Park
Butler County, PA

Milkweed in various stages of bloom, some past, some peak and some just starting.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Red Admiral

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Banded Hairstreak

Jeanette Klodzen

Christmas Meadows
Summit County, UT

Walked thru a meadow within 1 mile of road.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Blue Copper
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Melissa Blue
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • Common Ringlet
  • Draco Skipper

Jim Egbert

Oyster Bay Rd, Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Dunback Meadow
Middlesex County, MA

Observations made between 2:30 & 4:15 p.m. with mostly cloudy skies.

  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 4
  • Striped Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 10
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Mulberry Wing 1

Mulberry Wing

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Rich Kelly

Hurd Corners
Dutchess County, NY

  • Cabbage White 40
  • Clouded Sulphur 20
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Hickory Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 20
  • Meadow Fritillary 7
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Hickory Hairstreak

Meadow Fritillary

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach and Graham CreekNature Preserve Foleyl
Baldwin County, AL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

Alva Cemetery, Alva, Florida
Lee County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Great Southern White 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 33
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 50
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

Manatee Park, Fort Myers, Florida
Lee County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Statira Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 21
  • Zebra Heliconian 52
  • White Peacock 14
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 10
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Stephanie Seymour

Cheshire Lane, Ringwood, NJ
Passaic County, NJ

These are quite frequent in my yard this summer.

  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1

Great Spangled Fritillary

David L. Amadio

White Lake WMA
Warren County, NJ

Observations made between 5:15 & 6:20 p.m.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Northern Metalmark 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 29
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Northern Metalmark

Northern Metalmark

David L. Amadio

Swartswood State Park
Sussex County, NJ

Observations made between 2:45 & 3 p.m. Invasives severely crowding out the Common Milkweed here.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Banded Hairstreak 15
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 8

Tawny Emperor

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Alan Wells, included in the Rockland County Fourth of July count. With Della Wells, Michael Diederich, Nancy Slowik and Karen Nickeson. 65-76; 3 hours in bright sun. Variegated Fritillary was new for the site over a four year period of weekly surveys by John and Alan.

  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 21
  • Orange Sulphur 29
  • Banded Hairstreak 50
  • Hickory Hairstreak 2
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 42
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 64
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Appalachian Brown 8
  • Little Wood-Satyr 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 9
  • Little Glassywing 26
  • Mulberry Wing 3
  • Black Dash 4
  • Dun Skipper 65

Variegated Fritillary

Striped Hairstreak

Red-spotted Purple

David L. Amadio

Canal Rd. & A.T.Lands from Canal Rd to RT94
Sussex County, NJ

Observations made from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunny skies and low 70’s

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Banded Hairstreak 65
  • Hickory Hairstreak 3
  • Striped Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 45
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 49
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 5
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 10
  • Viceroy 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 9
  • Eyed Brown 37
  • Little Wood-Satyr 11
  • Common Wood-Nymph 30
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 16
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Little Glassywing 20
  • Delaware Skipper 9
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Black Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 4

Dion Skipper

Hickory Hairstreak

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Black Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Wood-Nymph

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

First pygmy-blues of the year at the park.

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 12
  • Cassius Blue 43
  • Ceraunus Blue 17
  • Gulf Fritillary 23
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Phaon Crescent 17
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • White Peacock 73
  • Queen 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 28
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Obscure Skipper 3

White Peacock

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

David L. Amadio

Whittingham WMA
Sussex County, NJ

Observations made from 3:35 & 4:35 p.m. Hairstreak show has died down, but the G.S.Frits were everywhere.

  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Banded Hairstreak 7
  • Hickory Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 116
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 2

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jim Wilkinson

Waterloo Park
Howard County, MD

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1

Mourning Cloak

Melanie Link Taylor

Lowes Garden Ship
San Bernardino County, CA

This Western Tiger Swallowtail shopped with us at the local Lowes Garden Shop, basking on zinnias.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Scott Anderson

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

First Clouded Skipper of the season. Low 70s, cloudy and rain.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

John Gorey

Homer AK Reservoir
Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK

Nice warm day some butterflies out and about. There were some arctic whites out as well.

  • Northern Marble 1
  • Arctic Fritillary 3

Tom Zavitz

McClay Flat Recreation Area
Missoula County, MT

  • Monarch 3

Monarch

Brian Ahern

Lower Green Swamp Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

10:00 to 12:00, Central Loop Trail, 3.5 miles

  • Zebra Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 12
  • Gulf Fritillary 100+
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 15
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 3

Dan Sonnenberg

W6835 Cnty D, Oxford(Our yard, meadow and marsh)
Marquette County, WI

74° Sunny. Most Baltimore Checkerspots ever on the farm. The butterfly in the photos is an aberrant Pearl Crescent.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Coral Hairstreak 2
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 17
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 16
  • Eastern Comma 13
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 10
  • Monarch 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jim Wilkinson

Dorsey Run woods
Howard County, MD

Two worn Little Wood-Satyrs seem late

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2

Red-spotted Purple

Common Wood-Nymph

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Allen Belden

Powhatan State Park
Powhatan County, VA

High in the mid 70s, threat of rain.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 16
  • Pearl Crescent 38
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 11
  • Hackberry Emperor 7
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Horace's Duskywing

Hackberry Emperor

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Comma

Steven Glynn

Fort Indiantown Gap guided tour
Lebanon County, PA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • American Copper 5
  • Coral Hairstreak 3
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary abundant
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 2
  • Regal Fritillary common
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 9
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Zebra Swallowtail

Banded Hairstreak

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Jeanette Klodzen

Lofty Lake Loop - Uintas
Summit County, UT

10000 - 107700
Summer flyers (and flowers) not out yet

  • Checkered White
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • Magdalena Alpine
  • Ridings' Satyr
  • Grizzled Skipper

John Heyse

Martinez Marsh, Carquinez shoreline Martinez
Contra Costa County, CA

76F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Acmon Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Mylitta Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Monarch 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2

Gulf Fritillary

Brendan Cramphorn

Plymouth (little sandy pond)
Plymouth County, MA

Every patch of milkweed was swarming with Striped Hairstreaks.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Striped Hairstreak 17
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

John Heyse

my backyard in Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

80F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Anise Swallowtail 3
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1

T. Fiore, B. Inskeep

Mount Ivy & vicinity - trails & power-lines access
Rockland County, NY

Portion of Rockland County, NY 4th-of-July Count compiled by J.Lampkin. Too early in season for some specialties such as 2nd-brood Juniper HS. Hackberry Emperors again seen; maybe also too early for Horace’s D.w. which occur in area. Also hoping to find Compton T.-shell in this section, but some were seen for the count in Harriman S.P. Hairstreaks mostly Banded, & Striped had a nice showing. Some nectar sources just starting to bloom on power-lines sites. Hoary Edge always a nice find, anywhere. 1 Hobomok Skipper, very faded, rather late date around here. Exact no’s. of all spp. entered with final count tally.

  • Black Swallowtail x
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail x
  • Spicebush Swallowtail x
  • Cabbage White x
  • Clouded Sulphur x
  • Orange Sulphur x
  • Banded Hairstreak x
  • Hickory Hairstreak x
  • Striped Hairstreak x
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue x
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure x
  • Great Spangled Fritillary lots
  • Pearl Crescent x
  • Eastern Comma x
  • Mourning Cloak x
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple x
  • Hackberry Emperor 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr x
  • Common Wood-Nymph x
  • Silver-spotted Skipper x
  • Hoary Edge 2
  • European Skipper few
  • Northern Broken-Dash x
  • Little Glassywing x
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper x

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Comma

Hackberry Emperor

American Lady

Hoary Edge

Chris Herz & Jean Gutsmuth

Kittatinny State Park
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny, 78 degrees, 2:30-4:30 pm
Great Spangled Fritillaries on every c. milkweed patch; one dark swallowtail also

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 128
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 13
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 5

Great Spangled Fritillary

Chris Herz

White Lake WMA
Warren County, NJ

Noon-2pm, sunny, 77 degrees

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 13
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 13
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 29
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Banded Hairstreak

Baltimore Checkerspot

Chris Herz

Whittingham WMA
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny, mid-70 degrees, 10-11:40 am.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Hickory Hairstreak 15
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 32
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Tawny Emperor 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 8
  • Dun Skipper 1

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Tawny Emperor

Randy Harrod

Hayward regional shoreline, Hayward CA
Alameda County, CA

trail leading from visitor center. Observed while birding

  • Cabbage White common
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 5

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

  • Black Swallowtail 14
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 30
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 22
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Zebra Heliconian 14
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 16
  • Viceroy 12
  • Tawny Emperor 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 2

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Clouded Skipper

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Dennis Holmes

Hirtz Mt off of Gilman Rd near the McCloud arm of Lake Shasta.
Shasta County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Golden Hairstreak 6
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Callippe Fritillary 8
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Lorquin's Admiral 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Woodland Skipper 1

Golden Hairstreak

Scott Anderson

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Steve and Sally Wharton

West Seattle, Alki Point
King County, WA

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail abundant
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Barb Sendelbach

Bloomingdale Bog
Essex County, NY

Overcast/Thunderstorms. Temps mid to upper 60’s.

  • Cabbage White
  • Pink-edged Sulphur
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Atlantis Fritillary
  • Harris' Checkerspot
  • Northern Crescent
  • White Admiral abundant
  • Northern Pearly-eye
  • Common Ringlet
  • European Skipper
  • Long Dash
  • Dun Skipper

White Admiral

White Admiral

Pink-edged Sulphur

Brian Ahern

Loxahatchee NWR
Palm Beach County, FL

8:20 to 10:00, Marsh Trail & Visitor Center grounds, with Charlie Fisher, Valeri Ponzo & Bill Pranty. Species seen while birding for target - nesting Smooth-billed Anis.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 20
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 15
  • Viceroy 4
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 2
  • Queen 4
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Delaware Skipper 10
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

In the butterfly garden.

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Banded Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Aphrodite Fritillary
  • Question Mark
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Northern Broken-Dash
  • Little Glassywing
  • Dun Skipper

Jennifer Cole

Chester, NJ
Morris County, NJ

See groups (4 or more) of Great Spangled Fritillary butterflies daily on my Asclepias plants (Tuberosa and Incarnata) Haven’t seen any Monarchs yet this season. =(

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Michael Diederich

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

From 5:00 - 6:00 PM.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

The Cloudless Sulphur was the first one of the year. I do not see them every year.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Banded Hairstreak
  • Striped Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Northern Broken-Dash
  • Little Glassywing
  • Dun Skipper

John Heyse

my backyard in Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Gulf Fritillary

Ken Chaya, Tom Fiore, Mike Freeman

Central Park (Manhattan)
New York County, NY

Highlight was the Harvester found & photo’d. by K. Chaya, only the 2nd record for this park - this sighting less than 50 feet from where previous sighting took place, about 20 yrs. prior!
Also an uncommon in this park fritillary.

  • Black Swallowtail x
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail x
  • Spicebush Swallowtail x
  • Cabbage White x
  • Orange Sulphur x
  • Harvester 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure x
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent x
  • Eastern Comma x
  • Red Admiral x
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper x
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Harvester

Scott Anderson

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ron Smith

Withlacoochee River County Park
Pasco County, FL

w/Brian Ahern. The Eufala Skippers were found along the roadside out in front of the park’s entrance. FL (121).

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 7
  • Great Southern White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Barred Yellow 40
  • Sleepy Orange 55
  • Dainty Sulphur 45
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 28
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 40
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 4
  • Queen 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 24
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 18
  • Fiery Skipper 44
  • Whirlabout 31
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 14
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Sleepy Orange

Eufala Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Whirlabout, Delaware Skipper

Barb Sendelbach

John Brown Farm Historic Site
Essex County, NY

Partly to mostly cloudy with some hazy sun. Milbert’s Tortoiseshell was flushed and chased into a grassy field and then the woods by an Atlantis Fritillary.

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Atlantis Fritillary abundant
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • Red Admiral
  • White Admiral abundant
  • Northern Pearly-eye
  • Common Ringlet
  • Monarch
  • European Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Atlantis Fritillary

Barb Sendelbach

Power lines in Brighton
Franklin County, NY

Mostly cloudy with hazy sun.

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Atlantis Fritillary
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary
  • White Admiral
  • Northern Pearly-eye
  • European Skipper

White Admiral

Andrew Block

Brendan Byrne S.F., Woodland Twp.,
Burlington County, NJ

These butterflies were seen from 7/3 to 7/5.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge NJ (backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 1

Barb Sendelbach

Paul Smith's Butterfly Garden
Franklin County, NY

Mostly cloudy with hazy sun.

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Atlantis Fritillary
  • Mourning Cloak
  • White Admiral
  • European Skipper

Meredith Mays

NABA Certified Home Garden
Fulton County, GA

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common

Pearl Crescent

Horace's Duskywing

Clouded Skipper

Meredith Mays

NABA Certified Home Garden
Fulton County, GA

Here is the male Horace’s Duskywing to go along with the female from yesterday. The Fiery and Silver spotted skippers remain as well.

  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common

Horace's Duskywing

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

In the butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Little Glassywing

Regina Cohn

Fontana, my backyard
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Cabbage White 6

Regina Cohn

Mary Vagle Nature Center, Fontana
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

John Lampkin

Canal Road, Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

With Alan Wells, Della Wells and Jane Lampkin
Hazy Hot and Humid
Notable loss of meadow habitat due to reversion to forest over just a few years.
UNID Anglewing 2
Photo by Alan Wells

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 20
  • Pearl Crescent 26
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 10
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 12
  • Eyed Brown 15
  • Little Wood-Satyr 10
  • Common Wood-Nymph 18
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Least Skipper 10
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Dun Skipper 5

Tawny Emperor

Scott Anderson

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

11 species of butterflies in the backyard garden today, a very good turnout. Bees of many kinds are thick and in the hundreds. Southern Buckeye, Vitex, Bee Balm and Agastache in full bloom and the big attraction.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Mottled Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Michael Drake

High School Park, Elkins Park
Montgomery County, PA

Hot, sunny, plenty of nectar - low diversity.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4

Jim Egbert

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

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 12+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 12+
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 24+
  • Horace's Duskywing 16
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 24+
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 9
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Scott Anderson

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

Single female Gulf Fritillary laid a significant number of eggs on our passion vine today. Eggs on many leaves and tendrils.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Red-banded Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary egg

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary egg

Daniel Jones

Old Hidalgo Pumphouse
Hidalgo County, TX

Thanks to Mary Beth Stowe for finding this beautiful Erato Heliconian.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 5
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 2
  • Clytie Ministreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Erato Heliconian 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 6
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1

Erato Heliconian

Erato Heliconian

Erato Heliconian

Curtis A. Lehman

Markleysburg
Fayette County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 28
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 8
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Little Glassywing 8
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Black Dash 20
  • Dun Skipper 14

Delaware Skipper

Black Dash

Kenneth Bosso

Blackwater Conservation Area (Baker / Central) area
East Baton Rouge Parish, LA

Restored Bottomland hardwood forrest habitat.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 2

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Question Mark

Carolina Satyr

Charles Jennings

Aurora, my butterfly garden
Kane County, IL

The first Viceroy of the summer in the garden. Feeding on Milkweed alongside a Question Mark.

  • Question Mark 1
  • Viceroy 1

Viceroy, Question Mark

Steven Glynn

Areas near Salem City
Salem County, NJ

New personal high counts for Bronze Coppers and Rare Skippers in the area.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • American Copper 1
  • Bronze Copper 22
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Rare Skipper 17
  • Aaron's Skipper 9
  • Broad-winged Skipper common

Rare Skipper

Rare Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Brant Reif

Rattlesnake Creek, Lolo National Forest about a mile up and back from the horse parking area
Missoula County, MT

With my two boys, wife, mother, and dog on our first stop on a trip to Washington. Hike was from about 10:00 AM to noon.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Edith's Copper
  • Northern Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Northern Crescent
  • Satyr Comma
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • Small Wood-Nymph

Michael Diederich

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

From 12:00 2:00 PM.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Russ Wilkerson

Rochester
Monroe County, NY

Couldn’t get any pics, but did see a Mourning Cloak, a Great Spangled Fritillary, several Cabbage Whites, a few skippers, and an Harvester.

  • Cabbage White many
  • Harvester 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Melanie Link Taylor

Backyard in apricot tree.
San Bernardino County, CA

This butterfly seemed to just be waking up. It was 70 F on a July morning not too long after dawn.

  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Gray Hairstreak

Scott Anderson

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

Second day in a row a Gulf Fritillary laid eggs on our passion vine. First Eastern Tailed Blue sighted in the garden this season. They have been nearby for quite a while.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Gulf Fritillary

Ocola Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Horace's Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach,Wolf Creek Preserve Foley,Hammock Creek Elberta
Baldwin County, AL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Sleepy Orange 10
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Charles Jennings

My garden
Kane County, IL

I have had many Red Admirals so far this summer.

  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Jim Wilkinson

Buxton Woods
Dare County, NC

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1

Red-spotted Purple

Palamedes Swallowtail

Jim Wilkinson

Rodanthe beach
Dare County, NC

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Jim Egbert

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

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 11
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 15
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

John Gorey

Homer, AK
Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK

Saw a Milbert’s Tortoiseshell sunning on the sidewalk

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Charles Jennings

My garden
Kane County, IL

  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Marice, O'Connor, Phil Kelly, Joanne Kelly, Randy Powers, Mike Reese

Gilmanton NABA
Buffalo County, WI

This is the 10th year of this count. Although we didn’t see the large numbers that we have come to expect, we did have 41 species, breaking the record of 39. Beautiful sunny day for butterflying, with the highs in the low 80s.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 18
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 10
  • Acadian Hairstreak 1
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 8
  • Banded Hairstreak 81
  • Hickory Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 82
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 5
  • Meadow Fritillary 36
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 14
  • Silvery Checkerspot 31
  • Northern Crescent 49
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 7
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 23
  • Gray Comma 3
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 4
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 82
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 25
  • Northern Pearly-eye 8
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 56
  • Monarch 21
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • European Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 24
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Black Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 4

Acadian Hairstreak

Brant Reif

Reecer Creek Road, Wenatchee National Forest
Kittitas County, WA

partly cloudy, from about 1:00 to 3:00

I don’t have numbers for the other species as they were fairly common at the location. I just indicated the species that I only found once.

  • Phoebus Parnassian
  • Western Sulphur 1
  • Blue Copper
  • Purplish Copper 1
  • Lilac-bordered Copper
  • Mariposa Copper
  • Behr's Hairstreak
  • Sooty Hairstreak
  • Sylvan Hairstreak
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak
  • Dotted Blue 1
  • Northern Blue
  • Hoffmann's Checkerspot
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Small Wood-Nymph

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge NJ (backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

First time I had a Great Spangled Fritillary in my yard.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

Cloudy, 80 degrees, lots of nectar plants especially dogbane and milkweed.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 22
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4

Michael Drake

Dixon Meadow Preserve
Montgomery County, PA

Cloudy, 80 degrees

  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 17
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 21

Scott Anderson

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

6 yellow Tigers at once on our Southern Buckeye, their numbers starting to increase steadily.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Red-banded Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Andrew Block

Samuel Untermyer Park, Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red Admiral 3

Steven Glynn

White Lake WMA
Warren County, NJ

Late afternoon, 5pm to 5:30pm sightings

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Northern Metalmark 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Northern Metalmark

Northern Metalmark

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach,Oyster Bay Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Checkered White 2
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 17
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 9
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Dare County, NC

many Palamedes Swallowtails flying–larval foodplant,Red Bay, is common here

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1

Tom Fiore

Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, & some adjacent areas
Kings County, NY

Red Admirals were seen at all sites; in some locations, up to 40+ could be seen nectaring at one time. All seen were in fresh condition. Some seemed to be moving away from the ocean area after NW winds came thru. Coral Hairstreaks mainly at Orange Milkweed but 1 also at Queen-Anne’s-Lace. American Copper was freshly-out 2nd brood here, same for E. T.-Blues, & Wild Indigo Duskywing was in a planting of Crown Vetch at Marine Park. Additional 20+++ skippers, including mostly “witch” types, possibly many were N. Broken-Dash. Many areas very lush with flowers & vegetation. Less common sightings: Viceroy & Little Wood Satyr, at coastal sites visited in afternoon.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White many
  • Orange Sulphur 8+
  • American Copper 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 5+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 20+
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 350 - 500+
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8+
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3+
  • Delaware Skipper 2

Coral Hairstreak

Variegated Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red Admiral

Delaware Skipper

Warren A. Jacobs

Fort Indiantown Gap
Lebanon County, PA

Excellent weather for the regal tour!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • American Copper
  • Coral Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Aphrodite Fritillary
  • Regal Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Viceroy
  • Common Wood-Nymph
  • Monarch
  • Northern Broken-Dash

Black Swallowtail

American Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Broken-Dash

Monarch

Variegated Fritillary

American Lady

Coral Hairstreak

Regal Fritillary

Diane Kaznowski

White Lake WMA
Warren County, NJ

Special thanks to Steven Glynn for the knowledge provided today. Metalmark was captured using cell phone camera.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Northern Metalmark 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Alan Wells. With Danny Albantides, Maha Katnani and Deb Kral.
Sun with some clouds 68-75.
Two Gray Hairstreaks doubles our four-year record high. ;-)
22 Mulberry Wings is a new count high.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • American Copper 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 19
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 18
  • Pearl Crescent 22
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Appalachian Brown 7
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 60
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 16
  • Little Glassywing 12
  • Delaware Skipper 17
  • Mulberry Wing 22
  • Black Dash 5
  • Dun Skipper 76

Mulberry Wing

Delaware Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

Blue skies.

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 16
  • Cassius Blue 170
  • Ceraunus Blue 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 33
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Phaon Crescent 17
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Mangrove Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 84
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 13
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Obscure Skipper 3

Obscure Skipper

Monk Skipper

Mangrove Buckeye

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

David H. Bartholomew

Great Basin National Park
White Pine County, NV

Sunshine was scarce and so were the butterflies. Photos are from Lehman Creek Trail.

  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 1
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 4
  • Small Wood-Nymph 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Weidemeyer's Admiral

Weidemeyer's Admiral

Rich Kelly, Nancy Tognan

Alley Pond Environmental Center/Douglaston Marsh
Queens County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Broad-winged Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Saw a monarch at the bush, but it wouldn’t let me take its picture. Also had a dozen red admirals on the bush and one tiger swallowtail. Had 3 days of cool damp weather. Today the butterflies enjoyed the sunshine too.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Red Admiral 12
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Steven Glynn

Pocono Pines areas along Rt. 940 and Bradys Lake Road
Monroe County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Acadian Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary abundant
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 3
  • White Admiral 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 8
  • Northern Broken-Dash common
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Dion Skipper 3
  • Black Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper common

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Striped Hairstreak

Aphrodite Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Black Dash

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge NJ (backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 1

Steven Glynn

Areas near Millville
Cumberland County, NJ

Checkered White colony area unfortunately has been cut and getting cleared, but some have jumped to nearby area and hopefully will continue.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 9
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 26
  • Variegated Fritillary 22
  • American Lady 6
  • Monarch 3
  • Southern Cloudywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 12

Variegated Fritillary

Southern Cloudywing

Checkered White

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach,US HWY 98 Lillian,Co Rd 32 & 73 Summerdale
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny summer;quick stops at road sides patches of verbena.AM quick trip.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Sleepy Orange abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing abundant
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Brian Ahern

Lower Green Swamp Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

10:30 - 12:15, Central Loop Trail 3.5 miles. Added Dun Skipper to preserve list.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 75+
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 15
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 15
  • Zarucco Duskywing 8
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 18
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Mike Reese

Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County, WI

Mostly cloudy, 2:30-5:45

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Bronze Copper 3
  • Coral Hairstreak 3
  • Acadian Hairstreak 1
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 5
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 3
  • Northern Crescent 5
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red Admiral 5
  • White Admiral 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 7
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 13
  • Monarch 9
  • European Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Mulberry Wing 11
  • Dion Skipper 52
  • Black Dash 5
  • Two-spotted Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 30

Compton Tortoiseshell

Mulberry Wing

Common Wood-Nymph

Striped Hairstreak

Two-spotted Skipper

Dion Skipper

John Heyse

Perkins Canyon, Mt. Diablo
Contra Costa County, CA

76-79F
Woodland Skipper - first of the year.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 5
  • Checkered White 4
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Acmon Blue 12
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 13
  • Monarch 1
  • Woodland Skipper 1

Checkered White

Woodland Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, Key West
Monroe County, FL

  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 55
  • Little Yellow 16
  • Dainty Sulphur 28
  • Gray Hairstreak 12
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 8
  • Cassius Blue 44
  • Ceraunus Blue 18
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Three-spotted Skipper

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Mark and Holly Salvato

Saddlebunch Keys (along Old State Road 4A)
Monroe County, FL

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 12
  • Queen 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Obscure Skipper 1

Obscure Skipper

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Mangrove Buckeye

Mark and Holly Salvato

Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, Stock Island
Monroe County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 7
  • Florida White 4
  • Great Southern White 15
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 12
  • Lyside Sulphur 10
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 127
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 3
  • Hammock Skipper 12
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Florida Duskywing 14
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 15

David L. Amadio

Rickett's Glen S.P.
Sullivan County, PA

Observations made along Rt487 & The Hayfields area. Some of the Hayfields area is actually in Luzerne County.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Coral Hairstreak 4
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Striped Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 5
  • Atlantis Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • White Admiral 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 2
  • European Skipper 8
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 10
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 15
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 7

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

White Admiral

Aphrodite Fritillary

Scott Anderson

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

Two of the Tigers were dark form females.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Rich Kelly, Patricia Aitken

Tiana Beach
Suffolk County, NY

Most of the Red Admirals were observed flying in from over the ocean. Given how far east this location is on Long Island, I have no idea where they were coming from. Maybe the NW winds had blown them out to sea and they were returning to land.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 30

Brant Reif

Chumstick Mountain via Eagle Creek Rd., Wenatchee National Forest
Chelan County, WA

Overcast and cool. Stayed there from 10:00 to 1:30. We ran into the Washington chapter of the NABA on their 4th of July butterfly count! Thanks for the watermelon!

  • Phoebus Parnassian 6
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Western White 6
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Western Sulphur 2
  • Blue Copper 8
  • Mariposa Copper 1
  • Sooty Hairstreak 4
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 1
  • Northern Blue 3
  • Boisduval's Blue 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Zerene Fritillary 2
  • Callippe Fritillary 3
  • Hoffmann's Checkerspot 11
  • Variable Checkerspot 5
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 3
  • Small Wood-Nymph 9

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

PA State Game Land #13
Sullivan County, PA

Observations made between 3:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.

  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • White Admiral 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Long Dash 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

White Admiral

Compton Tortoiseshell

David L. Amadio

PA State Game Land #57
Wyoming County, PA

Observations made here from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Bog Copper 2
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Hickory Hairstreak 1
  • Striped Hairstreak 3
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 13
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 2
  • Atlantis Fritillary 14
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Admiral 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Eyed Brown 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Long Dash 10
  • Delaware Skipper 6
  • Dion Skipper 5
  • Two-spotted Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 5

Atlantis Fritillary

Hickory Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Curtis A. Lehman

Gallitzin State Forest and State Game Land 228.
Somerset County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Clouded Sulphur 15
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 14
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 269
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 28
  • Atlantis Fritillary 17
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Gray Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red Admiral 14
  • Viceroy 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 15
  • Common Wood-Nymph 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • European Skipper 12
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Black Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 36

Dun Skipper

Atlantis Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Ken Wilson

Lake Cuyamaca
San Diego County, CA

Temp 80 degrees with mild winds.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 5
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 6
  • Sylvan Hairstreak 2
  • Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak 1
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Melissa Blue 1
  • Lupine Blue common
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach and North Juniper St Foley
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny summer showers.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Sleepy Orange 24+
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 16
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 19
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 3

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge NJ (backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

David H. Bartholomew

Rabbit Ears Pass, elevation 9,426 feet
Grand County, CO

Cool morning, flowers damp from overnight rain. Purplish Fritillaries were first to fly at 9:00, other butterflies did not appear until after 10:00. Nice variety, though.

  • Mustard White 3
  • Scudder's Sulphur 1
  • Silvery Blue 6
  • Mormon Fritillary 4
  • Purplish Fritillary 12
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Mormon Fritillary

Mormon Fritillary

Mustard White

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

Tom Palmer

Lake Blue Scrub
Polk County, FL

Few flowers except milkweed and lantana.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Randy Harrod

Ft DeSoto Park St Petersburg FL
Pinellas County, FL

Lifer Eastern Pygmy-Blue. Trip cut short by thunderstorms. Location same as Report by Ron Smith on June 10th

  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Obscure Skipper 4

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Ken Wilson

Mt Laguna
San Diego County, CA

Temp 80 degrees with mild winds

  • Checkered White 1
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Great Copper 1
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 1
  • Thicket Hairstreak 2
  • Marine Blue 6
  • Reakirt's Blue 5
  • Square-spotted Blue 2
  • Lupine Blue 5
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • California Sister 2
  • Propertius Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Northern White-Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 1

Scott Anderson

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

The usual suspects seem to have made our garden home.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Bill & Nancy Callahan

Tully Lake Royalston
Worcester County, MA

Sunny and hot.90+ Perfect butterfly weather.

  • American Copper 5
  • Bog Copper 15+
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Aphrodite Fritillary

Bog Copper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary, Great Spangled Fritillary

Dennis Holmes

Near Bridgeport
Mono County, CA

  • Ruddy Copper 8
  • California Hairstreak 3
  • Dotted Blue 3
  • Lupine Blue 1
  • Field Crescent 5
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Sonoran Skipper 1

Ruddy Copper

Sonoran Skipper

Sonoran Skipper

Mark Adams

Rt 614, 810, 629, 628 (Greene County)
Albemarle County, VA

The weather was less sunny than I had hoped, but it was warm & plenty of butterflies were flying.
11:00 am – 4:30 pm EDT
Partly sunny to cloudy, 79 – 84 deg F,
Wind 0-10 mph from the East
Hordes of Sachem.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 40
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 14
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 50
  • Orange Sulphur 20
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 45
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 25
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 30
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 100

American Lady

swallowtails

Question Mark

Red-spotted Purple

Pearl Crescent

American Snout

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Trail
Morgan County, UT

UnID’d sulphers

The number of butterflies flying is way down from the last 2 summers.

First time sightings on this trail for me: CA Tortoiseshell, Taxiles Skipper and European Skipper

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail common
  • Mustard White
  • Purplish Copper 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Melissa Blue 1
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Great Basin Fritillary
  • Atlantis Fritillary
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Satyr Comma
  • Hoary Comma
  • California Tortoiseshell 3
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral abundant
  • Small Wood-Nymph 2
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Russet Skipperling common
  • European Skipper 1
  • Taxiles Skipper

Randy Harrod

Mangroves 9th and last turn around before bridge st Petersburg
Pinellas County, FL

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 1

Mangrove Buckeye

Mangrove Buckeye

David H. Bartholomew

along Cache de la Poudre River, near Pingree Park
Larimer County, CO

vegetation still wet from recent rain, but a few butterflies were venturing out. Two Crescents declined to be photographed, but appeared to be a Pearl Crescent.

  • Blue Copper 1
  • Dotted Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Dusted Skipper

Blue Copper

Dotted Blue

Allan R. Loudell

Around McLean's Mountain Look-out, Manitoulin Island
Manitoulin District, ON

Unfortunately, no Common Branded Skipper, which I was hoping for, and had seen here before! Probably too early.

3—4 p.m. Windy & sunny.

My first Monarchs of the year - north of the international border - but I hadn’t been out looking for butterflies very much over the last couple of weeks; just moths at night!

  • Pink-edged Sulphur 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • White Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper Dozens

Scott Anderson

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

First indication that the recent Gulf Fritillary eggs on our passion vine is producing caterpillars (1-2mm long).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

Roscoe & Russian Rd Orange Beach and Graham Creek Nature Preserve and S. Juniper Foleyl
Baldwin County, AL

Early start with a lot of activity,fallowing PM thunder storms.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12+
  • Sleepy Orange 12+
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

In the butterfly garden.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • American Snout
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Meadow Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Common Wood-Nymph
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Northern Broken-Dash
  • Little Glassywing

Steven Glynn

Areas west of Cohansey River and Bayside Tract
Cumberland County, NJ

Only known Bronze Copper colony in Cumberland County also supporting a large Rare Skipper colony this year.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Bronze Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Rare Skipper 43
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 21

Rare Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Saw this graceful monarch in the backyard. Has lost the rich orange color. Was very humid and with hot temperatures today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Little Yellow 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Red Admiral common
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

John Lampkin

rockland County Country Club Golf Course
Rockland County, NY

Periodic survey, with Groundskeeper Matt Ceplo and Jane Lampkin
Sunny mid 80’s
Strong second brood of Eastern Tiger Swallowtails

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 37
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 31
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Hickory Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 15
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 13
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 11
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 12
  • Broad-winged Skipper 10
  • Dun Skipper 2

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg

Bedford
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 17
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 37
  • Pearl Crescent 16
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 25
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 13
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Mulberry Wing 7
  • Black Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 4

Black Dash

Mulberry Wing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Common Buckeye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Scott Anderson

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

9 Gulf Fritillaries caterpillars. 2 of the Tigers are dark form females.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common

Gulf Fritillary caterpillar

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach and Co Rd 20/Bay Rd Magnolia Springs
Baldwin County, AL

The Whites in the Magnolia Springs area has a 50/50 mix of Cabbage to Checkered Whites.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 14
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Gray Hairstreak 9
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 15
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem common
  • Dun Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

In the butterfly garden.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Striped Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Dun Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Wind Cave National Park, Elk Mountain Campground
Custer County, SD

I hiked the Elk Mountain Loop Trail three times for the exercise, and was rewarded by an abundance of Common Wood-Nymphs. Very little else to be seen.c

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph abundant
  • Monarch 1

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Ron Smith

49th Street Powerline - North Pinellas Park
Pinellas County, FL

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 8
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Variegated Fritillary

Christopher Leslie

500 Jamison Road, Elma, NY 14059, USA
Erie County, NY

These butterflies were in area with wildflowers on business park property near hiking path and duck ponds. Sunny afternoon with temps in the 70’s F.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jeanette Klodzen

Corner 600N 2200W
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Monarch 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in the butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Northern Broken-Dash

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley, California, Residence
San Bernardino County, CA

Backyard wildlife habitat

  • Checkered White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Checkered White

David H. Bartholomew

Roubaix Lake Campground, Black Hills
Lawrence County, SD

Around the lake at forest edge were an abundance of asters and yellow composites. It seemed like there should have been an abundance of butterflies as well, but no. I only saw three on the flowers plus a few never-stopping blues.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Atlantis Fritillary 1
  • Leonard's Skipper 1

Leonard's Skipper

Atlantis Fritillary

Jim Egbert

Gulf State Park Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 2

David H. Bartholomew

Little Spearfish Creek, near Timon Camp, Black Hills NF
Lawrence County, SD

Most of the butterflies were near the road and along the creek near the trailhead. Unsettled weather was not helpful.

  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Western Tailed-Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Boisduval's Blue 1
  • Atlantis Fritillary
  • Northern Crescent 3
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 4

Atlantis Fritillary

Northern Crescent

Boisduval's Blue

Atlantis Fritillary

Weidemeyer's Admiral

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

8:40 AM - 12:10 PM. Only second Monarch I have seen at this location for 2015 - feeding on Butterfly Weed.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 20
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • American Copper 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 52
  • Pearl Crescent 36
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 100's
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 8
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Delaware Skipper 6
  • Mulberry Wing 1
  • Dun Skipper 16

Scott Anderson

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

Gulf Fritillary caterpillars are common.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills and the Yioghiogheny River Trail.
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 17
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 14
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Tawny Emperor 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 5
  • Sachem 1

Brant Reif

Ingalls Creek, Wenatchee National Forest
Chelan County, WA

My last hike of the trip. I spent six hours hiking up the creek and back from 9:30 to 3:30. Sunny and in the mid 80s.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Mariposa Copper 1
  • Northern Blue 5
  • Boisduval's Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Zerene Fritillary 5
  • Hydaspe Fritillary 2
  • Green Comma 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Great Arctic 3

Penny VanTassel

Kellner, Richelles garden, Pennys garden, Grant School Prairie
Portage County, WI

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 6

Chris Herz & Jean Gutsmuth

Eastern Neck NWR, Rock Hall
Kent County, MD

Sunny, mid-80’s. Liatris & sweet pepperbush in bloom at the butterfly garden

  • Zebra Swallowtail 57
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 40
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 5
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 23
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 8
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 66
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Sachem 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 6

Little Yellow

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Silvery Checkerspot

Horace's Duskywing

Dennis Holmes

Near Mt Patterson in the Sweetwater Mts.
Mono County, CA

  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Rockslide Checkerspot 14
  • Edith's Checkerspot 20
  • Chryxus Arctic 3

Edith's Checkerspot

Rockslide Checkerspot

Jim Wilkinson

Glendening Nature Preserve
Anne Arundel County, MD

sightings from butterfly garden

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 18

Zebra Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

American Lady

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd,& Russian Rd Orange Beach,and James Rd Foley
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny summer

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 3
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Horace's Duskywing common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 12+
  • Southern Skipperling 12+
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Steven Glynn

Box Canyon area along Greaterville Road
Pima County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 7
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Marine Blue common
  • Reakirt's Blue abundant
  • Arizona Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 4
  • Bordered Patch abundant
  • Elf 4
  • Elada Crescent abundant
  • Texan Crescent common
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Empress Leilia 6
  • Queen 1
  • Arizona Skipper common
  • Golden Banded-Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing common
  • Acacia Skipper common
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing abundant
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 6
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 5
  • Orange Skipperling 4
  • Elissa Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Texas Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 6

Acacia Skipper

Arizona Metalmark

Arizona Skipper

Arizona Powdered-Skipper

Elf

Elf

Elissa Roadside-Skipper

Common Streaky-Skipper

Texas Roadside-Skipper

Texas Roadside-Skipper

John Heyse

Manchester State Park
Mendocino County, CA

with David Rawlinson
6 purplish coppers was by far the most I have seen at one time.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Purplish Copper 6
  • Acmon Blue 1

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

John Heyse

along Branscomb Road
Mendocino County, CA

with David Rawlinson
plus 2 unidentified fritillaries

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Acmon Blue 6
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • California Sister 6
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Woodland Skipper 3
  • Rural Skipper 2

Woodland Skipper

Steven Glynn

Madera Canyon end of road, from parking lot up Old Baldy trail about 1/4 mile
Pima County, AZ

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Elada Crescent common
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • California Sister 1
  • Red Satyr 3
  • Golden Banded-Skipper 1
  • Taxiles Skipper 1
  • Cassus Roadside-Skipper 4

Golden Banded-Skipper

Cassus Roadside-Skipper

Cassus Roadside-Skipper

Red Satyr

Taxiles Skipper

Steven Glynn

Harshaw Creek area, and town gardens of Patagonia
Santa Cruz County, AZ

Tried to get a photo of the Barred Yellow, but couldn’t before it disappeared on me.

Elissa Roadside-Skipper found at Patagonia Rest Stop area

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Marine Blue common
  • Reakirt's Blue common
  • American Snout 3
  • Bordered Patch common
  • Elada Crescent common
  • Texan Crescent common
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Tropical Buckeye 1
  • Golden Banded-Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Drusius Cloudywing 1
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing common
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Elissa Roadside-Skipper 1

Golden Banded-Skipper

Elissa Roadside-Skipper

Ahmet Baytas

A quick. 15-minute stop at Bonsol Wildlife Refuge in Montclair.
Essex County, NJ

Common Sootywing is the first county record we know of.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Scott Anderson

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

As common as they may be elsewhere, the very first Common Checkered-Skipper arrived today, first ever in the garden and species number 63 identified here. A Gulf Fritillary was also here depositing more eggs on passion vine. Gulf Fritillary caterpillars are growing and common.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Alan Wells. With Della Wells and Michael Diederich
Beautiful sunny day 70-80.
Photo shows diagnostic view of the Crossline Skipper stigma.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • American Copper 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 32
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 13
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 11
  • Mulberry Wing 15
  • Black Dash 4
  • Dun Skipper 46

Crossline Skipper

Chris Herz & Jean Gutsmuth

Chesapeake Farms, Chestertown
Kent County, MD

Driving tour of fields, some woods, water—of the E. Tigers, 2 were dark form

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur abundant
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 14
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Question Mark

Allan R. Loudell

Little Red School House Path south of Willow Springs; Cook County Forest Preserve Path west to Wolf Road Woods
Cook County, IL

About a dozen other Commas I couldn’t identify to species, but Gray Comma is the one species I can’t get in Delaware.

No Byssus Skipper, which I was hoping for, and have seen here previously.

No Giant Swallowtail, as I’ve seen previously here.

The disc of the Great Spangled Fritillary tends to be darker, more maroon here, than we see in the East!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 9
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Gray Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Frederick Ertl

Delaware Water Gap - Walpack area - Old Mine Road
Sussex County, NJ

Partly sunny, 78 degrees, cool breeze.

Overall numbers at this site down from last year (only 2 grass skippers, for example, and no Emperors), but 2 rare sightings nevertheless.

Compton Tortoiseshell & Harvester both seen on 2 mile section of Old Mine Road North of Walpack cemetary.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White common
  • Harvester 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary common
  • Question Mark 5
  • Eastern Comma 17
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral common
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Compton Tortoiseshell

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Mourning Cloak

Harvester

Steven Glynn

Florida Canyon from parking lot to water tank
Pima County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • American Snout 2
  • Bordered Patch common
  • Elf 2
  • Tiny Checkerspot 4
  • Elada Crescent abundant
  • Texan Crescent common
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Red Satyr 1
  • Arizona Skipper 3
  • Golden Banded-Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 4
  • Acacia Skipper 2
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing common
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 2
  • Orange Skipperling 4
  • Elissa Roadside-Skipper 1

Elf

Elf

Allan R. Loudell

Ohio Rest Stop
Licking County, OH

Monarch on the pavement in front of this rest stop.

  • Monarch 1

Jim Egbert

East 10th St.Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Mark and Holly Salvato

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville
Alachua County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Silver-spotted Skipper

Ron Smith

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

w/Randy Harrod and Brian Ahern. 9 AM - 1 PM under sunny skies and a slight breeze. Delaware Skipper perched on R.Harrod’s fingertip. Photos by Harrod: Palamedes, Dun & S.Broken-Dash. Others by R.Smith. FL (123).

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 3
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 19
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • White Peacock 28
  • Viceroy 5
  • Tawny Emperor 4
  • Carolina Satyr 13
  • Queen 5
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 8
  • Neamathla Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 30
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Sachem 3
  • Delaware Skipper 14
  • Aaron's Skipper 61
  • Berry's Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 2

Delaware Skipper

Neamathla Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Palamedes Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

Scott Anderson

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

Gulf Fritillary back again depositing eggs on passion vine. Its covered with eggs and caterpillars.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Dun Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Horace's Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Tom Palmer

Walkinwater, east of Lake Wales
Polk County, FL

Scouting for upcoming NABA count

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 5
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Queen 9
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 11
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 12
  • Fiery Skipper 31
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Queen

Dennis Holmes

Peavine Peak Rd in North Reno
Washoe County, NV

  • Becker's White 2
  • Dotted Blue 2

Mark and Holly Salvato

Bolen Bluff, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
Alachua County, FL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 11
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 15
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 10
  • Southern Skipperling 7
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Dion Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Blue Ridge Parkway
Patrick County, VA

  • Diana Fritillary 1

Diana Fritillary

Steven Rosenthal

Lido Preserve, Lido Beach, New York
Nassau County, NY

my first outing in a good while, so it felt a lot better than the results might otherwise suggest…
as noted previously, the quality of the habitat/plantings here has gone downhill of late.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 25+
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Allan R. Loudell

West Virginia Welcome Station / Rest Stop just south of WV/PA line, north of Morgantown
Monongalia County, WV

Always worth checking the flower beds of these rest stops for butterflies; and the walls for moths!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtails flying over the highway.

  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

One of the dark swallowtails was flying around 3pm ET as I was working. Was great to see another monarch around noon. Sunny with temperatures above 90.

  • Cabbage White common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge NJ (backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Curtis A. Lehman

The Biltmore Estate, Asheville.
Buncombe County, NC

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Silvery Checkerspot 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 59
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

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

The Funereal Duskywings are still showing up;this is the 3rd one sighted.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 6

Steven Glynn

Schultz Pass Road areas
Coconino County, AZ

Heavy overcast and threatening rain kept things quiet for all this amazing spot promises to offer. A brief patch of sun revealed much of what I found.

  • Pine White 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure common
  • Arachne Checkerspot 1
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 1
  • Garita Skipperling 6
  • Taxiles Skipper 1

Pine White

Garita Skipperling

Arachne Checkerspot

Gray Hairstreak

Weidemeyer's Admiral

Steven Glynn

Near Jacab Lake
Coconino County, AZ

Heavy overcast kept things very quiet over the course of my 1 hour of looking in different spots.

  • Pine White 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Small Wood-Nymph 2

Small Wood-Nymph

Small Wood-Nymph

James L. Monroe

Penn State University, Beaver Campus
Beaver County, PA

Between 10 and 11 a.m.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 2

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

Rained all morning and finally stopped at noon. Under mostly cloudy skies from noon to 2:30 I found the attached list.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 23
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 7
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • White Peacock 10
  • Viceroy 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 4

White M Hairstreak

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

These are just the butterflies I saw today while helping Mike Rickard and Ginny Musgrave with the NABA count.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Mimosa Yellow 6
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 15
  • Crimson Patch 8
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • Pale-banded Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • White Peacock 1
  • Banded Peacock 2
  • Malachite 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 8
  • Tawny Emperor 150
  • Silver Emperor 2
  • Queen 35
  • Soldier 1
  • White-striped Longtail 2
  • Brown Longtail 8
  • Two-barred Flasher 1
  • Brown-banded Skipper 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Laviana White-Skipper 6
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Silver Emperor

Silver Emperor

Brown-banded Skipper

Two-barred Flasher

Malachite

Mexican Fritillary

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427
Cobb County, GA

Had 17 Silver Spotted Skippers just on our Agastache, many more elsewhere. Some Gulf Fritillary caterpillars are now just over an inch and starting to fatten. First Gray Hairstreak in the garden this year. Last year, Zabulons were plentiful, this year very few.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Gray Hairstreak

Zabulon Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Steven Glynn

Bountiful Peak access road
Davis County, UT

Overcast, with light rain at the start and two road graders working the access road, prevented me from reaching the peak and taking the time I wanted to spend here.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 6
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 1
  • Taxiles Skipper 2

Taxiles Skipper

Two-tailed Swallowtail

David H. Bartholomew

US-14, Granite Pass
Big Horn County, WY

Elevation 9,033’. Lots of flowers, biting flies and mosquitoes, but also about a dozen butterfly species seen. Plus an unidentified skipper and fritillary fly-by.

  • Phoebus Parnassian 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Purplish Copper 1
  • Lilac-bordered Copper 1
  • Arctic Blue 6
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • Field Crescent 3
  • Edith's Checkerspot 1
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Common Alpine 3

Common Ringlet

Edith's Checkerspot

Phoebus Parnassian

Dorcas Copper

Lilac-bordered Copper

Arctic Blue

Jim Egbert

Little River State Park
Monroe County, AL

  • Red Admiral 3
  • Carolina Satyr 10+
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley, Residence
San Bernardino County, CA

These butterflies daily enjoy the garden.

  • Cabbage White 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Cabbage White common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Jim Egbert

Ft Mims Historic Site and Holley Creek Landing, Tensaw
Baldwin County, AL

Road trip to north end of Baldwin Co.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Snout 6
  • Pearl Crescent 10+
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3

James Fleullan

Waverly Station at the Highlands
Chatham County, GA

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Steven Glynn

Shoshone Falls area and nearby spots
Twin Falls County, ID

Very hot and late day visit.

  • Checkered White 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 1

Checkered White

Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Scott Anderson

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

First female Zabulon Skipper seen in the garden this season. Nice to have both male and female present, both shown here.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg

Massapequa Preserve
Nassau County, NY

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 110
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Steven Rosenthal

SW corner of parking lot, Nickerson Beach (Lido Beach)
Nassau County, NY

A very nicely marked checkered white was my consolation prize for being 20 minutes too late in responding to a rare bird alert (black bellied whistling ducks).

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 6

Mike Reese

Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County, WI

After not seeing any commas here in late June, I got a comma slam again, with every one looking very fresh.

  • Mustard White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Harvester 2
  • Striped Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Northern Crescent 8
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Green Comma 3
  • Gray Comma 2
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red Admiral 8
  • White Admiral 9
  • Northern Pearly-eye 25
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7
  • Monarch 6
  • European Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Long Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 14

Curtis A. Lehman

In the butterfly garden.
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Common Wood-Nymph
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Little Glassywing
  • Zabulon Skipper

Steven Glynn

Along US-20, east of Burns, OR
Harney County, OR

  • Checkered White 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Purplish Copper 1
  • Woodland Skipper 2

Woodland Skipper

Purplish Copper

Tom Fiore

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge & immediate environs
Queens County, NY

Checkered White was nearly common in a few areas. They are known to occur here regularly but can fluctuate greatly one year to another. Red Admirals continue their strong showing in this area lately.
Mostly overcast but very warm, humid day.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Checkered White 50+
  • Cabbage White 20+
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue few
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 12+
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 30+
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 20+

Broad-winged Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Checkered White

Checkered White

Steven Glynn

Crater Lake National Park
Klamath County, OR

Most of the sightings were in the Castle Crest wildflower area and near the visitor center grounds

  • Clodius Parnassian 4
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Greenish Blue 2
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Hoary Comma 3
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • Sandhill Skipper 1

Clodius Parnassian

Clodius Parnassian

Greenish Blue

Field Crescent

Hoary Comma

Lorquin's Admiral

Sandhill Skipper

Clodius Parnassian

Clodius Parnassian

Steve and Sally Wharton

Double Bluff Park, Whidbey Island
Island County, WA

  • Red Admiral 5

Red Admiral

David H. Bartholomew

Targhee National Forest, Riverside Campground
Fremont County, ID

All of the activity was along the FS Road, nothing along the river despite plenty of flowers (except one small orange skipper)

  • Mariposa Copper 3
  • California Hairstreak 5
  • Coronis Fritillary 2
  • Atlantis Fritillary 3
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Woodland Skipper 1

Coronis Fritillary

Coronis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

California Hairstreak

Mariposa Copper

James Fleullan

Anna Ruby Falls
White County, GA

Found and photographed incidentally by Noah Fornby. Azure sits atop Black Cohosh, overall white chalky, and large for an azure.

  • Appalachian Azure 1

Appalachian Azure

John Lampkin

Sky Meadow Road, Suffern
Rockland County, NY

With Jane Lampkin
Sunny, low humidity, mid-80’s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 39
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 7
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 1

Viceroy

Steven Glynn

Mount Ashland
Jackson County, OR

Worked the meadows from Mt. Ashland campground to the Grouse Gap shelter area. Amazing area, but just not a lot flying unfortunately.

  • Large Marble 3
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Blue Copper common
  • Sooty Hairstreak 2
  • Northern Blue common
  • Greenish Blue 6
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Hoary Comma 5
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Woodland Skipper 3

Blue Copper

Blue Copper

Northern Blue

Large Marble

Sooty Hairstreak

Jim Egbert

Gulf State Park,Gulf Bay Rd,and Beaver Creek Ln at Hwy 180 E, Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

sighted the 1st Palmetto Skipper of the summer season.

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Michele Neuhaus

Bayside, NY (residential butterfly garden/ certified waystation)
Queens County, NY

Sunny dry day in New York City.
First time in about 5 years that I spotted a monarch and red admiral in the area!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Peck's Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Steven Rosenthal

big open field, Stillwell Woods Co. Park, Syosset
Nassau County, NY

might also have had a viceroy, flew by too fast but looked too small for a monarch

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2-3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Sheri Hardy

sarnia
Lambton County, ON

Monarch on my flowering milkweed

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in a butterfly garden. The Fiery Skipper was the first of the year.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Steven Glynn

Lassen Volcanic NP
Shasta County, CA

Afternoon start and spent most time in wet/moist seep areas west of Kings Creek and the Kings Creek area

  • Blue Copper 11
  • Northern Blue common
  • Greenish Blue common
  • Arctic Blue 4
  • Field Crescent 3
  • California Crescent 1
  • Hoary Comma 1
  • Common Branded Skipper common
  • Nevada Skipper 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 2
  • Woodland Skipper common

California Crescent

Arctic Blue

Arctic Blue

Greenish Blue

Northern Blue

Steven Glynn

Burney Falls and Burney, CA area
Shasta County, CA

  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Purplish Copper 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 6
  • Woodland Skipper 2

Common Buckeye

Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach and Graham CreekNature Preserve Foleyl
Baldwin County, AL

Two Funereal Duskywing were sighted today; these make 5 so far this year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 12+
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2

Rich Kelly

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Queens County, NY

  • Cabbage White 25
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • American Snout 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Barb Crawford

Yorktown, Indiana
Delaware County, IN

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1

Michael Diederich

Kitchawan Preserve, Ossining
Westchester County, NY

1:50 - 2:50 PM.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 19
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Michele Neuhaus

Residential Butterly Garden (Certified Waystation) Bayside, NY
Queens County, NY

Beautiful Sunny, dry day in New York City.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White abudent
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Dennis Holmes

Along the Beartooth Hwy and Clay Butte fire lookout
Park County, WY

  • Phoebus Parnassian 11
  • Mead's Sulphur 8
  • Pelidne Sulphur 2
  • Callippe Fritillary 6
  • Bog Fritillary 2
  • Relict Fritillary 4
  • Hayden's Ringlet 1
  • Theano Alpine 1
  • Colorado Alpine 10

Relict Fritillary

Bog Fritillary

Bog Fritillary

Dennis Holmes

Along the Beartooth Highway
Carbon County, MT

  • Phoebus Parnassian 21
  • Mead's Sulphur 18
  • Arctic Blue 3
  • Purplish Fritillary 2
  • Colorado Alpine 11

Colorado Alpine

Mead's Sulphur

Colorado Alpine

Steven Rosenthal

Norman Levy Park and Preserve, Merrick
Nassau County, NY

This is an old capped landful turned into a nature preserve. Cabbages everywhere, all others seen in wildflower patches on hilltop except for silver spotted skipper which was on the slope.

  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 12+
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Alan Wells. With Nancy Slowik.
Sunny, 70 - 80.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Mulberry Wing 7
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Black Dash 3
  • Dun Skipper 34

Allen Belden

Maymont
Richmond city, VA

Maymont is a 100-acre, foundation-operated estate with extensive butterfly, aquatic, and formal gardens.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 22
  • Dun Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

American Lady

Common Checkered-Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Julia Scully

Conservatory Garden, Central Park, New York
New York County, NY

July 24th, 2015. Numerous Monarchs.

  • Monarch 12

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • American Snout
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
  • Dun Skipper

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd.,Russian Rd Orange Beach,James Rd & N.Juniper Foley,Co Rd 73 and E Broadway St Summerdale
Baldwin County, AL

Sighted 2ea Monarchs here in the south end of the county,1st since February,I’ve seen them in the northern part of county during the summer,but not this far south.In 2014 it was mid August for the 1st sighting.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Steven Glynn

Saddlebag Lake and areas near east entrance to Yosemite NP
Mono County, CA

  • Sierra Sulphur 8
  • Edith's Copper 1
  • Blue Copper 2
  • Northern Blue common
  • Arctic Blue common
  • Mormon Fritillary 5
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Chryxus Arctic 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 7

Chryxus Arctic

Sierra Sulphur

Mormon Fritillary

Steven Glynn

Yosemite NP meadow areas
Mono County, CA

  • Clodius Parnassian 1
  • Northern Blue 3
  • Arctic Blue common
  • Mormon Fritillary 14
  • California Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Branded Skipper 2
  • Sandhill Skipper 4
  • Woodland Skipper 3

California Crescent

Northern Blue

Mormon Fritillary

Scott Anderson

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

A couple firsts for the back yard. First time I have recorded 12 species in one day this season and with the first appearance of the Checkered White, now have 36 species this season. Even better, this is the first actual sighting of the Checkered White at this location in the 5 years I have kept records and species number 64 in that time period. Also, the Gulf Fritillary caterpillars are abundant and stripping the host.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary caterpillars

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Ocola Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Dun Skipper

Little Glassywing

Checkered White

Checkered White

Kathy Barylski

Cunningham Swamp WMA
Garrett County, MD

About 80 and partly sunny; 1:45-3:30 pm covering a very small portion of the lands.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 20-30
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 15-20
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 50+
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 11
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 100+
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 15

Common Wood-Nymph

Dun Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Rick Cech, Emily Peyton, Lew Rosenberg & Sheila Rosenberg

John Brown Farm, North Elba, 44°15'20" N 73°58'24" W
Essex County, NY

Spent the day at sites in Essex and (briefly) Franklin Counties, NY.

Highlight: American Snout, possibly 1st known record for Adirondack Park, esp. in “high country.”

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Mustard White 6
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Clouded Sulphur 60
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Pink-edged Sulphur 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Striped Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Atlantis Fritillary 25
  • Green Comma 1
  • Gray Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Red-spotted Admiral 6
  • Northern Pearly-eye 5
  • Eyed Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 9
  • Monarch 1
  • European Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 6

American Snout

Common Wood-Nymph

Green Comma

American Snout

Randy Harrod

Private residence north of Live Oak, FL
Suwannee County, FL

Life Butterfly

  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Red-spotted Purple

Allan R. Loudell

Elk Neck State Park
Cecil County, MD

2-hour walk, 9:30—11:30 a.m.

Mostly sunny.

Anyone wanting to observe/photograph Zebra Swallowtails and/or Silvery Checkerspots, now is the time to come to Elk Neck.

Among the 15 Black-form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtails observed, at least two were intermediate forms with some yellow patches above!

My first Common Buckeyes of the year.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 175+
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 40
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 13
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 150+
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 150+
  • Least Skipper 13
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 10

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

10:00 AM - 2:50 PM.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • American Copper 5
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 46
  • Pearl Crescent 75
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Viceroy 2
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 54
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 32
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Delaware Skipper 6
  • Mulberry Wing 14
  • Dun Skipper 14

Ron Smith

North St. Petersburg
Pinellas County, FL

It rained all day up to 2:30.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 25
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2 (could also have been White Ch Sk)

White Peacock

Mangrove Buckeye

Mangrove Buckeye

Mangrove Buckeye

Gray Hairstreak

Dennis Holmes

Powder River Pass, Hwy 16 going through the southern end of the Big Horn Mts.
Johnson County, WY

  • Phoebus Parnassian 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Blue Copper 3
  • Mariposa Copper 4
  • Mormon Fritillary 6
  • Common Ringlet 2

Blue Copper

Mormon Fritillary

David L. Amadio

Horseshoe Bend Park
Hunterdon County, NJ

Observations made between 11:10 a.m. & 12:45 p.m.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Monarch visiting backyard. Flying around, enjoying milkweed between 2-3pm ET. Temperature around 88 degrees and some humidity.

  • Cabbage White common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd. Orange Beach, Co Rd 12 Magnolia Springs and Weeks Bay Pitcher Plant Bog
Baldwin County, AL

A summer cold front passed by over night bringing the 1st wave of dragonflies to the beach.The smaller butterflies need to look for cover.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 12+
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Ron Smith

Weedon Island Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Mangrove Buckeye

David L. Amadio

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
Bucks County, PA

Observations were made between 4:25 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wildflower meadow & pond area. No sign of Sleepy Orange.
Eastern tigers include 3 dark form females.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Peck's Skipper 34
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 24

Chris Herz & Sandra Keller

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
Bucks County, PA

Lower meadow only, sunny & humid, 10:30am-12pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 49
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 10
  • Sachem 1

Peck's Skipper

American Lady

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Mark and Holly Salvato

Turkey Creek Sanctuary, Palm Bay
Brevard County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Cassius Blue 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Julia Heliconian 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 18
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Three-spotted Skipper 7
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Three-spotted Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Mark Adams

NW Maui: D.T. Fleming Beach Park & Route 30 (MM 30-36)
Maui County, HI

Just discovered that Hawaiian butterflies can be entered here. 13:45 - 15:45 HST.

  • Chinese Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Lesser Grass-Blue 1
  • Pea Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Monarch 4

Lesser Grass-Blue

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Northern Broken-Dash
  • Little Glassywing
  • Zabulon Skipper

Ryan Chrouser

Otter Creek, 44.75679, -91.40348
Eau Claire County, WI

One Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was the black variety.

Many monarch eggs and caterpillars on the milkweed. So far looks to be a much improved year than the last couple.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 8

Randy Harrod

US 19 North of Inglis, FL
Levy County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 2
  • Tawny Emperor 12
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Tawny Emperor

Goatweed Leafwing

Goatweed Leafwing

Mark and Holly Salvato

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sebastian
Indian River County, FL

Areas visited included Bird’s Impoundment Loop and the Centennial Trail.

  • Great Southern White 21
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 13
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 190
  • White Peacock 4
  • Mangrove Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Delaware Skipper

Mangrove Buckeye

Mark and Holly Salvato

St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Fellsmere
Brevard County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 18
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 9
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Monk Skipper 1

Zebra Swallowtail

Gray Hairstreak

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge NJ (backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

First sighting of a monarch this season in my yard.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Common Wood-Nymph
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

James Shelton

Pocahontas State Park
Chesterfield County, VA

Sunny Dry Hot. Forest with some meadow and roadside ditches and a stream crossing.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red-banded Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red-spotted Purple

Common Wood-Nymph

Black Swallowtail

Northern Cloudywing

Southern Cloudywing

Red-banded Hairstreak

Allan R. Loudell

Along Dutch Neck Road south of the C & D Canal south of Delaware City, and path extending along canal
New Castle County, DE

One-hour walk, 4:30—5:30 p.m.; partly to mostly sunny & hot.

Surprisingly few butterflies, both in numbers of species & individuals.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Southern edge of Kluane Lake - pullout on Alaskan Hwy
Yukon, YT

  • Christina's Sulphur

Scott Anderson

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

19 species in the garden this weekend, 15 today.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

American Lady

Sleepy Orange

Ocola Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Red-spotted Purple

Pipevine Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

Southern Broken-Dash

Common Buckeye

Steven Rosenthal

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Queens County, NY

Third posting for this site in the last week, 2.5 hours walking both loops (in and back) on either side of the breach from Hurricane Sandy, did not search any areas outside the refuge.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 9
  • Cabbage White common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Mike Reese

Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County, WI

This is a former golf course close to Lake Michigan. The Common Milkweed patches here were still in flower and providing lots of available nectar. I had heard there were a good number of Monarchs here this year and I only spent just about 45 minutes here and probably surveyed less than half the area.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 30
  • Monarch 61

Harry Zirlin

Hoosier NF
Crawford County, IN

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail common
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Silvery Checkerspot 13
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 9
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 47
  • Hackberry Emperor 32
  • Northern Pearly-eye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Hoary Edge 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Dun Skipper 4

Jim Egbert

McFarland and Hunter Creek Rd. Northport
Tuscaloosa County, AL

They were in the flowering head of the Devils Walking Stick,growing behind a pizza restaurant.

  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Dennis Holmes

Necedah NWR east of Tomah
Juneau County, WI

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Hickory Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 4
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • White Admiral 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Dion Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper common

White Admiral

White Admiral

Scott Anderson

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Jim Wilkinson

Trinity church and cemetery
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Crossline Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Steven Glynn

Dehy Park, Independence, CA
Inyo County, CA

Field next to park was swirling with butterflies

  • Checkered White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Western Pygmy-Blue common
  • Melissa Blue superabundant
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 3

Melissa Blue

Melissa Blue

Steven Glynn

Diaz Lake
Inyo County, CA

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue common
  • Monarch 2

Steven Glynn

Mammoth Lakes areas near Lake Mary and along Tamarack St.
Mono County, CA

Plenty of nectar, few butterflies found in 3.5 hours of field time.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Boisduval's Blue 1
  • Arctic Blue 13
  • Field Crescent 6
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2

Field Crescent

Boisduval's Blue

Pale Swallowtail

Steven Glynn

Hualapai Mountain Park and nearby areas
Mohave County, AZ

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 9
  • Reakirt's Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 3
  • California Sister 4
  • Queen 1
  • Afranius Duskywing 4

California Sister

Harry Zirlin

Kankakee Sands
Newton County, IN

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 17
  • Bronze Copper 37
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Regal Fritillary 15
  • Pearl Crescent 29
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 32
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Dennis Holmes

Rest Stop along I-64 near Morehead
Rowan County, KY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 30
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Lynn Lauber

Rose Garden, along Manville Creek
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Monarch 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Hwy 7 south of Atlin - Llewellyn Glacier pull-out
Stikine, BC

  • Christina's Sulphur

Michael Diederich

Kitchawan Preserve, Ossining
Westchester County, NY

1:50 - 2:30 PM.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 20
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley, California, Residence
San Bernardino County, CA

The Cabbage Whites have taken up residence in the butterfly garden, especially enjoying the lobelia. The Gray Hairstreak prefer the mint in the back wooded garden.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Gray Hairstreak

Cabbage White

Scott Anderson

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Jim Egbert

Lake Nicol and State Hwy 69,Northport
Tuscaloosa County, AL

The Summer Azure was acting like it wanted out of the sun;by going under a suspended trash can.
Blues are rare in south Baldwin Co.,with Eastern Tailed Blues the most seen.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1

John Heyse

Beaver Brook
Sullivan County, NY

70F
ringlet - very fresh and extremely late for this location.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1

Little Glassywing

Peck's Skipper

Common Ringlet

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley, California, Residence
San Bernardino County, CA

The Cabbage White spend the day and sleep at night in the Butterfly Garden, especially enjoying the lobelia and cornflower.

  • Cabbage White 3

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jeanette Klodzen

Auriol Trail - Just through the meadow (maybe 3/4 mile)
Yukon, YT

UnID’d Sulpher

  • Northern Blue 2
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • Green Comma 3+

Scott Anderson

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

8 Eastern Tigers at one time today on our Joe Pye and Agastache. Numbers should now build from there.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Rich Kelly

Pulling Estate, Oyster Bay Cove
Nassau County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 20
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Little Wood-Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Allen Belden

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Chesapeake city, VA

Parts of Jericho, Lynn, Washington, Railroad, and West Ditches.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 11
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 116
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 110
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 9
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 57
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Viceroy 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Creole Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 2

Viceroy

Creole Pearly-eye

Zabulon Skipper

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Great Purple Hairstreak

Swallowtails

Dennis Holmes

Across the street along a small creek - from the Candlewood Suites in Winchester, VA
Frederick County, VA

  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Zabulon Skipper

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd and w 5th St. Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Ryan Chrouser

Otter Creek, 44.75679, -91.40348
Eau Claire County, WI

One worn Hackberry Emperor and two American Lady caterpillars on Sweet Everlasting observed in the evening.

  • Hackberry Emperor 1

Scott Anderson

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

First Monarch of the year at this location!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Mark Adams

Waikamoi Preserve, Haleakala National Park - Hosmer Grove
Maui County, HI

09:00 - 14:30 HST. Variable conditions: sunny to cloudy with light drizzle. warming through the day, 65 - 75 deg F, wind 10 - 20 mph.

  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pea Blue 1
  • Hawaiian Blue 15
  • Monarch 6

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

David L. Amadio

Whittingham WMA
Sussex County, NJ

Observations made between 9:50 & 11:45 a.m. Also additional Obs. between 3:15 & 3:30 p.m. Fields covered in Wild Bergamot. Eastern Tigers include 1 dark form fem.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 11
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 32
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 37
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 21
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Giant Swallowtail

Common Ringlet

Giant Swallowtail

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Had a monarch for the ninth day this summer. Was gracefully flying around a butterfly garden along with other types.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Little Yellow 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

David L. Amadio

White Lake WMA
Warren County, NJ

Observations made between 4:35 & 5:25 p.m.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Barb Crawford

In my butterfly gardens
Delaware County, IN

The Giant Swallowtail visited the last couple of days, laying eggs on an orange tree that spends summers outside in the yard. Also, there is evidence of a spicebush swallowtail on six leaves of the spicebush. The leaves are folded over like the close up I got in the picture below. Caterpillars fold the leaf over in the process of pupating/eating/molting.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Scott Anderson

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

Monarchs two days in a row and this is not the same butterfly as yesterday.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Little Glassywing 1

Monarch

Spicebush Swallowtail

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Ronald Hedden

Back Yard
Lubbock County, TX

My back yard is swarming with Bordered Patches. To attract these butterflies, plant sunflowers (host plant) and Gregg’s Mistflower (nectar source) together.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Bordered Patch abundant
  • Vesta Crescent 1

Border Patch caterpillars

Border Patch

Border Patch

Border Patch

Jim Egbert

Gulf State Park,and Plantation Rd.Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Robinson Nature Center
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Swarthy Skipper

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly Survey with Alan Wells. With Della Wells and Nancy Slowik.
Sunny, hot and humid 75-85
Pics show female Crossline Skipper and a very fresh Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Most were worn second-brooders.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Mulberry Wing 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
  • Black Dash 4
  • Dun Skipper 4

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Crossline Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Sachem 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Gray Hairstreak

David L. Amadio

Dark Moon Preserve
Sussex County, NJ

Observations made between 8:35 & 9:40 a.m.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 23
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

David L. Amadio

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

Observations made between 12 & 2:20 p.m. in the Northern section fields surrounding the Park office.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 27
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 36
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

David L. Amadio

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

Observations made between 2:30 & 3 p.m. along Limecrest Rd.One dark form female E.Tiger observed here.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Very dry, virtually no flowers except yellow star thistle, tarweed, and some localized milkweed.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 2
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • California Sister 8
  • Common Ringlet 16
  • Monarch 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Woodland Skipper common

Cabbage White

Woodland Skipper

Hedgerow Hairstreak

Checkered White