September 2015 Sightings

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Steven Glynn

Jericho Ditch area of Great Dismal Swamp
Suffolk city, VA

Late afternoon visit

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 16
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple common
  • Viceroy 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 6

Palamedes Swallowtail

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Southern Pearly-eye

Steven Glynn

Munden Point Park and nearby areas
Virginia Beach city, VA

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dukes' Skipper 14
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

John Heyse

Chevron Research, Pt. Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Monarch 4
  • Umber Skipper 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Cabbage White 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Jim Egbert

Perdido River WMA;via Bee Tree Cr on Co Rd 87,Linholm Rd,N Juniper Foley and Roscoe Rd Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Perdido River WMA has opened up an access to the river, with a gravel road and parking at the rivers edge. I hope it prove to be a productive new site.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Barred Yellow 8
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 11
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Scott Anderson

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Chris Blazo

Weber Rd. powerline cut between the towns of St. Thomas and Marion
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Leonard's Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Patapsco State Park, Sykesville
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Red-spotted Purple

Question Mark

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden. The Giant Swallowtail was the first one of the year, a female, laying eggs on Northern Prickly Ash.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Steven Glynn

Croatan NF
Craven County, NC

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Georgia Satyr 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Byssus Skipper 8
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper common
  • Carolina Roadside-Skipper 18
  • Twin-spot Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 13

Carolina Roadside-Skipper

Carolina Roadside-Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Georgia Satyr

Dion Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Laurel Rhodes

Duette Preserve
Manatee County, FL

Initial butterfly monitoring with the intent of setting up annual count. With Karen Finch and Michelle Leahy.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • White Peacock 3
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 11
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 9
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 4

Melanie Link Taylor

Mt. Charleston, Nevada
Clark County, NV

The Painted Lady was spotted while we were hiking the Echo Trail at about 8,000 feet.

  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Common Wood-Nymph

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
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • 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
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

David L. Amadio

White Marsh Rd. between Washington & Jericho ditch trails
Suffolk city, VA

A small area of roadside nectar along White Marsh Rd.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Great Purple Hairstreak

David L. Amadio

Great Dismal Swamp NWR, Washington ditch & Jericho ditch
Suffolk city, VA

Observations made between 10:23 a.m. & 6 p.m. mostly sunny and high 80’s. Eupatorium “Joe-pye weed” the most active nectar source.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 20
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 14
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 13
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 17
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 19
  • Viceroy 4
  • Southern Pearly-eye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 17
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 26
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 27
  • Carolina Roadside-Skipper 2

Southern Pearly-eye

Carolina Satyr

Palamedes Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

David L. Amadio

Eastern Shore of Virginia NWR
Northampton County, VA

Observations made between 8:10 a.m & 9:10 a.m. Hazy sun and 78 degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

John Heyse

at home Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 2

John Heyse

Chevron Research, Point Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Allen Belden

James River Park
Richmond city, VA

South side of the James River between Boulevard Bridge and Lee Bridge.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 16
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 6
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 73
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Scott Anderson

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Chris Blazo

Mt. Holly Springs Marsh Trail
Cumberland County, PA

Very humid and quite warm. Mosquitoes were unbelievable!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 18
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 8
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Chris Blazo

King's Gap Butterfly Garden in Michaux SF near Mt. Holly Springs
Cumberland County, PA

Brutally humid and miserable. Hazy with some clouds. 91 degrees.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Gray Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Lisa Hanson

Weller Ave. Kingston in my front yard :)
Frontenac County, incl. Kingston, ON

We were getting ready to go out for dinner (approx. 5pm) and as we were pulling out of our driveway we saw a monarch butterfly fly across our yard!

  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Long Reach Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Sachem 8

Least Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Gray 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
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Steven Glynn

Francis Marion NF
Charleston County, SC

Scouting trip prior to NABA count.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail common
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail common
  • Palamedes Swallowtail abundant
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak common
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 8
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper abundant
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Byssus Skipper 9
  • Yehl Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper common
  • Twin-spot Skipper abundant
  • Ocola Skipper common

Long-tailed Skipper

Little Metalmark

Palamedes Swallowtail

Clouded Skipper, Delaware Skipper

Yehl Skipper

Great Purple Hairstreak

David L. Amadio

Great Dismal Swamp NWR, Washington ditch & Railroad ditch
Suffolk city, VA

Observations made between 8:15 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 17
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 2

Clouded Skipper

David L. Amadio

Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Norfolk city, VA

Observations made from 11:45 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. Sunny, breezy, and temp.high 80’s. A butterfly paradise! Also 1 Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar.

  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 17
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 25
  • Sleepy Orange 17
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 13
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 20
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 17
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 75
  • Sachem 80
  • Dion Skipper 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 34

Ocola Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Dion Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Brazilian Skipper

John Heyse

perkins canyon, mt. diablo
Contra Costa County, CA

75F

  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Woodland Skipper 5
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Eufala Skipper

Daniel Jones

Old Hidalgo Pumphouse
Hidalgo County, TX

Frosted Flasher was found by Troy Zurovec the previous day.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Tailed Aguna 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 10
  • Frosted Flasher 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Laviana White-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Common Mellana

Pale-banded Crescent

Tailed Aguna

Frosted Flasher

Frosted Flasher

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Was great to have the common checkered return to the butterfly garden Fri eve along with the Peck skippers

  • Cabbage White 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Peck's Skipper

Scott Anderson

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Hackberry Emperor

Sleepy Orange

Gulf Fritillary

Cloudless Sulphur

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Della Wells and Nancy Slowik. Air temperature 76 to 77 F. Initially clear skies, but increasing clouds during survey. High wind gusts 8 to 12 mph.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Stephanie Seymour

Cheshire Lane, Ringwood, NJ
Passaic County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1

Christopher Leslie

Pacific Coast Drive, Goleta, CA 93117, USA
Santa Barbara County, CA

Native plant landscaping section of condominium complex. Male and Female Sandhill Skipper landed on dirt trail in native plant area presumably to mate. Partly cloudy day in the 70’s F with breezes. Male Sandhill Skipper and Fiery Skipper feeding at Alkali Heath.

  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 2

Western Pygmy-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sandhill Skipper, Fiery Skipper

Rich Kelly, Mike Feder

New York Botanical Garden
Bronx County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2

Jeanette Klodzen

White Rock Trail - Antelope Island
Davis County, UT

  • Checkered White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 3+
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 3
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5+
  • Common Branded Skipper 10+

Michael Drake

Moris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

Peck’s Skipper was everywhere.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 55
  • Clouded Sulphur 32
  • Orange Sulphur 41
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 7
  • Least Skipper 43
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 101
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 177
  • Dun Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

West Penn Trail.
Indiana County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 15
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Curtis A. Lehman

West Penn Trail
Indiana County, PA

All very fresh.

  • Northern Pearly-eye 24

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair
Essex County, NJ

First Fiery Skipper this fall. A second location in town for Common Sootywing (all three county records in town this year).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Sachem 4

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

This is day 8 of the chrysalis

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5

Monarch chrysalis

Ron Smith / John Lampkin & others

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

Ten of us surveyed the park this morning.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 11
  • Cloudless Sulphur 23
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 15
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • White Peacock 15
  • Viceroy 2
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 21
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 17
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2 (possibly Common)
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Brazilian Skipper 2

Southern Broken-Dash (John Lampkin)

Long-tailed Skipper (John Lampkin)

Southern Broken-Dash (Melissa Vetricek)

Three-spotted Skipper (Melissa Vetricek)

Scott Anderson

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Craig Marks

Grand Bay NWR
Jackson County, MS

The Berry’s Skippers were found in 3 separate areas, males and females flying in thick stands of sedges)

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 20
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Neamathla Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 8
  • Dion Skipper 2
  • Berry's Skipper 22
  • Twin-spot Skipper 98
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Michael Diederich

Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights
Westchester County, NY

From 12:15 - 1:45 PM.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 50
  • Clouded Sulphur 75
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Monarch 23
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 5

Todd Eiben

North Chagrin Reservation - Chagrin River Road Fields
Lake County, OH

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 26
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 27
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 88
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 25
  • Least Skipper 11
  • Peck's Skipper 16
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Horace's Duskywing

American Copper

Ocola Skipper

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
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Lisa Quartararo

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

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

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

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1

Scott Anderson

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

Now have 3 different species of caterpillars in the garden - about 20 Gulf Fritillaries (passion vine), a few Sleepy Oranges (sennas), and one Monarch (common milkweed).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Monarch caterpillar

Gulf Fritillary caterpillars

Sleepy Orange caterpillar

Chris Blazo

Boundary Rd. Near Kensington Heights
Franklin County, PA

Gravel farm access road. Sunny and less humid. 86 degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Stephanie Seymour

Cheshire Lane, Ringwood, NJ
Passaic County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4

Rich Kelly

Christie Estate South, Muttontown
Nassau County, NY

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 22
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 173
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 7

Spicebush Swallowtail

Harry Zirlin

Stratton mountain vicinity
Windham County, VT

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur Common
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Harvester 2
  • American Copper 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • White Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet Common
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

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
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper

Steven Glynn

Carolina Sandhills NWR
Chesterfield County, SC

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 11
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Yehl Skipper 5
  • Dion Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Red-banded Hairstreak

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Yehl Skipper

Yehl Skipper

Ahmet Baytas

MONTCLAIR
Essex County, NJ

Most of the butterflies were seen at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, Upper Montclair. Peck’s Skippers were everywhere. The first Variegated Fritillary sighting I know of in Essex County in well over a decade. My third Common Checkered-Skipper ever in town, all in September. There were at least three mating pairs of Peck’s Skippers, a mating pair of Cabbage Whites, a mating pair of Pearl Crescents, and two mating pairs of Clouded Sulphurs (both involving white females) in the garden. Labor Day, I guess?

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 30+
  • Sachem 3

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Checkered-Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Mark Adams

Browns Gap Turnpike (810), Clark Rd (674), Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve.
Albemarle County, VA

Sunny to mostly sunny, 75 – 85 deg F, wind 0 – 10 mph.
10:20 - 16:00 EDT. Also visited southern Greene County: Simmons Gap Road (628). Good diversity (28 species). Numbers are starting to drop for some species (swallowtails, Great Spangled Fritillary), but the Sachem horde continues, and there remain large numbers of Pearl Crescents & ETBs on the wing.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 16
  • Orange Sulphur 16
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 28
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 12
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 40
  • Eastern Comma 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 12
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 90

Red-spotted Purple

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Male monarch emerged this a.m. A couple hours later, it was ready to fly away. Temps were 92 for a high. The monarch flew around the butterfly garden, then was gone by evening. A black swallowtail was nearby, but wasn’t able to take its picture, as it flew away too quickly.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Monarch

Monarch

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd
Baldwin County, AL

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Stephanie Seymour

Cheshire Lane, Ringwood, NJ
Passaic County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2

Kelly Sandefur

Watkinsville - back yard
Oconee County, GA

My first Monarch sighting this year

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Matthew Ceplo

Rockland Country Club
Rockland County, NY

Hot day, set record.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 24

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
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • 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
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Least Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Crossline Skipper

Jim Egbert

Co Rd 6 to Plash Is.and Co Rd 4;Plantation Rd Gulf Shore
Baldwin County, AL

At Plash Island the Frog Fruit has been taken over by Fiery and Ocola Skippers; and there were no Salt Marsh Skippers to be seen.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Scott Anderson

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Rob Santry

O'Brian Creek near the Siskiyou Crest. This locale is in the Applegate River Drainage, about 15 miles southwest of the town of Applegate.
Josephine County, OR

My wife and I went hiking in the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon and chose the O’Brian Creek Trail, which is a popular BLM trail. It is one of the closest trailheads that summits the Siskiyou Crest, from our house in Grants Pass. The coolest thing about the hike was seeing seven Green Commas at the trailhead area! They were patrolling sunny forest openings right along the creek. I was lucky that five of them posed for me. That doesn’t happen often, to be sure. In the past, I’m lucky to see one or two Green Commas, so seven is an outstanding day! Also, there were Hoary and Satyr Commas along the hike which gave the impression that Commas were a constant companion on our journey to the top.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Satyr Comma 2
  • Green Comma 7
  • Hoary Comma 5
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 3
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Woodland Skipper 3

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Stephanie Seymour

Cheshire Lane, Ringwood, NJ
Passaic County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1

Rich Kelly

Jones Beach State Park
Nassau County, NY

This is the first American Copper that I have seen all year. Once common, these seem to be quite scarce now.

  • Checkered White 6
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1

American Copper

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
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • 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
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Crossline Skipper

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Scott Anderson

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley, California, Residence
San Bernardino County, CA

This little butterfly was resting on a desert willow the morning after a long and intense thunderstorm. Temp 80F with some humidity.

  • Ceraunus Blue 1

Ceraunus Blue

Chris Blazo

Coble Rd. Clover Fields near St. Thomas
Franklin County, PA

The sun was very hot, but the shade was nice. A slight breeze. 92 degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 29
  • Clouded Sulphur abundant
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Variegated Fritillary common
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 15
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Leonard's Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Sachem common

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden. Several hours of much needed rain this morning, them mostly cloudy and cool with temperatures in the 60’s kept activity down.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Temp was 75 at the time of seeing the butterflies around 4:30pm. The Common Checkered-Skipper returned as did some summer spring azure.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Cabbage White

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Jeffrey Glassberg

Convent Station
Morris County, NJ

1:30 to 2 pm; 3:45 to 4 pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Great Spangled Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 35

Monarch

John Lampkin

Shell mound, Cockroach Bay
Hillsborough County, FL

Periodic survey, with Jane Lampkin
9:30 - 11:00 am. 88-91, sun with some clouds
The Barred Yellows were in a group and all had a strong bluish cast as shown in the photo.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Barred Yellow 9
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 11
  • Queen 16
  • Mangrove Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1

Mangrove Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Barred Yellow

Jeanette Klodzen

Desolation Lake Trail (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Went above the lake to the Wasatch Crest Ridge.

1 UnID Skipper

  • Mustard White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2+
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 5+
  • Satyr Comma 2
  • Hoary Comma 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black 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
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Jim Egbert

Gulf Shores Museum butterfly garden Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Kristina Miller

Princeton - our backyard
Mercer County, NJ

We planted rue for the first time in our garden and have been rewarded this summer with a Giant Swallowtail caterpillar amongst the many many black swallowtail caterpillars who also find it a wonderful host plant. It truly does look like a “bird dropping” but one that moves and keeps getting bigger.

  • Giant Swallowtail 0

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Scott Anderson

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Lynn Lauber

South Nyack, NY
Rockland County, NY

One Monarch on butterfly bush in front yard at 1:00.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Chris Blazo

Coble Rd. Clover Fields
Franklin County, PA

Hundreds of acres full of red clover, golden banners and sunflowers.

  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur superabundant
  • Orange Sulphur abundant
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary abundant
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 30+
  • Pearl Crescent 16
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper abundant
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 20+

Chris Blazo

Bricker Rd. State Game Lands in Sandy Hook
Franklin County, PA

Beautiful, clear, cool day! Fall is coming!!! 75 degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 38
  • Orange Sulphur 21
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • American Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Question Mark 4
  • Eastern Comma 9
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Monarch 2

Mike Reese

Mariners Trail between Two Rivers and Manitowoc
Manitowoc County, WI

12:15-2:30. 60 degrees, mostly sunny, and windy. 80 of the Monarchs were in a single area less than 100 yds long that was sheltered from the wind, and had lots of asters which the Monarchs were using almost exclusively for nectar.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Monarch 97
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

The day was cool with showers, temperatures in the low 60’s. 20 minutes of sunshine brought out a few butterflies.

  • Cabbage White
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Monarch
  • Peck's Skipper

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach,N Juniper Foley,Co RD 73 Summerdale
Baldwin County, AL

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Viceroy 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Clouded Skipper 10
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Scott Anderson

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Della Wells and Nancy Slowik. Received 2.4 inches of rain the previous night; skies beginning to clear. Air temperatures ranged from 71 to 84 F. One of the individuals listed as Orange Sulphur was a female white morph Orange/Clouded Sulphur (see photo).

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • American Copper 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Orange/Clouded Sulphur

Jeanette Klodzen

Germania Pass Trail from Cecret Lake (Albion Basin)
Salt Lake County, UT

Both butterflies seen around 10,400+ ft

Very beaten Copper

  • Painted Lady 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed during sunny periods between rain showers. Cool and only in the low 60’s.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Monarch
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Lisa Quartararo

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

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4

James Shelton

NC Wildlife Center
Currituck County, NC

  • Viceroy 1

Viceroy

Ron & Lori Smith

Apalachicola Natl Forest
Liberty County, FL

The list here is a portion of the 45+ species seen during a field trip hosted by the Tallahassee Hairstreak Chapter. Total # of individuals seen were higher than what Lori and I noted. Many thanks to D.Harder, V.Craig and D.& S.Jue. We also lepped just over the county line and in Franklin. FL (133).

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 27
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 80
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Ministreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 45
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 30
  • Carolina Satyr 15
  • Georgia Satyr 20
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 12
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 6
  • Crossline Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 7
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Byssus Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 6
  • Dion Skipper 2
  • Berry's Skipper 13
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 9

Palmetto Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Dion Skipper

Scott Anderson

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

Very first Variegated Fritillary of the season, species number 45 for the year in our backyard … a record.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Michael Diederich

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

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square
Howard County, MD

Migrating Monarchs nectaring on Tickseed Sunflower and White Boneset

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 15
  • Sachem 10

Monarch

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 15
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Gray Hairstreak

Ocola Skipper

Bill Berthet

Ralph E. Simmons Memorial State Forest
Nassau County, FL

Survey dates include 09-4,8,10,11,14- 2015

13 hours field time usually from 10-12, sunny-partly cloudy to cloudy,
Winds 5-10

Habitats surveyed include: Bottomland, Upland Longleaf Pine, and Upland Slope Forests, Sandhill, Mesic and Wet longleaf pine flatwoods, floodplain swamps and seepage/drainage slopes and roadside hotspots.

Nectar sources in the following Genera: Elephantopus, Lilium, Carphephorus, Liatris, Clitoria, Verbena, Bidens, Eupatorium, Lachnanthes, Diodia, Marshallia, Conoclinium, and Pontederia.

Several swallowtails mineralizing along forest trail/road.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 22
  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 13
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 135
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 19
  • Sleepy Orange 37
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 195
  • Zebra Heliconian 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 22
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 9
  • Creole Pearly-eye 2
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Carolina Satyr 26
  • Common Wood-Nymph 15
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 41
  • Southern Cloudywing 9
  • Confused Cloudywing 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 16
  • Zarucco Duskywing 27
  • Swarthy Skipper 31
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 27
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 4
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 7
  • Dusky Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Clouded Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Cofaqui Giant-Skipper egg

Common Wood-Nymph

Confused Cloudywing

Creole Pearly-eye

Dusky Roadside-Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Little Glassywing

Meske's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Southern Cloudywing

Southern Pearly-eye

Spicebush Swallowtail

Swarthy Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

Zarucco Duskywing

Whirlabout

Twin-spot Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Crossline Skipper

Appalachian Brown

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
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Laurel Rhodes

Edisto Island beach at mouth of Edisto River
Colleton County, SC

Full sun, temp. 90F, wind 15 mph, with Dusty Rhodes (photo).

  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 35
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 11
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Sachem 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 15
  • Ocola Skipper 9

Salt Marsh Skipper

Jim Egbert

Florida Caverns State Park,Marianna
Jackson County, FL

The highlight of trips sightings, was a Texan Crescent.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Clouded Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 7
  • Ocola Skipper common

Scott Anderson

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

First Viceroy of the season, finally, and species number 46 for the year in the backyard. Temps in the mid 40s to start the day, warmed to the 70s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Gray Hairstreak

Stephanie Seymour

Cheshire Lane, Ringwood, NJ
Passaic County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1

Andrew Block

Bronxville Lake, Bronx River Pathway, Tuckahoe,
Westchester County, NY

All seen at the base of a Burr Oak oozing sap.

  • Red Admiral 5

Andrew Block

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

  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 8+

Rich Kelly

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Queens County, NY

A small subset of these individuals were seen with Susan Coppelli (NPS) as part of a formal survey conducted by TNC and National Park Service.

  • Checkered White 6
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 5

Gray Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

Checkered White

Checkered White

Jim Wilkinson

New Bridge Road
Dorchester County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Viceroy 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 45
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 8

Monarch

John Lampkin

Felt's Audubon Preserve
Manatee County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
9:45-11:45, 76-86
Also observed 3 Monarch caterpillars

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 11
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • White Peacock 18
  • Viceroy 1
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Zebra Heliconian

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Mourning Cloak
  • American Lady
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and temps near 83 late afternoon.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jim Egbert

State Hwy 167 and Chipola River, Mairanna
Jackson County, FL

Cool walk along the river with my wife produced a couple interesting sightings.A moth welded to a tree trunk by fungus,and several newly identified Intricate Satyr.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Carolina Satyr 12+
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper common

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • California Sister 6
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Woodland Skipper 20
  • Umber Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Common Ringlet

Mournful Duskywing

Umber Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

Swan Harbor Farm Pond- going in on left
Harford County, MD

Today the blooms/nectar source was almost exclusively Thoroughwort (Eupatorium hyssopifolium), with scant Purple Loosetrife still in bloom. The raised pond with the asphalt walkway had many more blooms, however today time was my enemy and I was unable to do that pond area.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Viceroy 15
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 9
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Sachem 5

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Stephanie Seymour

Cheshire Lane, Ringwood, NJ
Passaic County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 24
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 12
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White +
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Kristina Miller

our backyard in Princeton
Mercer County, NJ

Unable to get a good photo - very fast moving. Recognized the flight pattern as unusual and then was able to see the long forked tail and iridescent pale green head and back so identification is certain.

  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

James Shelton

Nags Head Woods - Nature Conservancy
Dare County, NC

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Common Wood-Nymph

Cloudless Sulphur

Palamedes Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Scott Anderson

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Denis C. Quinn

My home/garden/farm, on MD/PA line, 2 miles west of US route 1
Chester County, PA

Today I was quite surprised to see 5 Fiery Skippers here at home, as I have not seen any here this year, only at Swan Harbor Farm in Harford County MD about 14 miles SSW of home and on the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 19
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 19
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 9
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Sachem 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Common Checkered-Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Silver-spotted Skipper

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

From 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM.

  • Cabbage White 27
  • Clouded Sulphur 45
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • American Copper 18
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 18
  • Pearl Crescent 60
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4

Rich Kelly, Genie Gregor

Ft. Tilden
Queens County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 20
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 42
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2

Checkered White

Checkered White

Checkered White

Common Buckeye

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 12

Common Buckeye

'Summer' Spring Azure

Fiery Skipper

Todd Eiben

North Chagrin Reservation - Rugby Field
Cuyahoga County, OH

4th Ocola Skipper sighting in the Cleveland area in the last 2 weeks! First time for finding an American Copper and Bronze Copper in the same field on a single trip. Love the light blue/gray spot aberration on the American Copper. First Common Buckeye seen this year!

  • Cabbage White 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 3
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 52
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

American Copper

Bronze Copper

Common Buckeye

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

Sightings from 9/16 and 9/17.
No Swallowtails!!

  • Cabbage White 79
  • Clouded Sulphur 30
  • Orange Sulphur 27
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 10
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 65
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 48

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Jim Egbert

Bon Secour NWR,and Ft Morgan Historic Site,Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Blazing Star is holding a good variety of butterflies.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 12+
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 5
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper common

Kathy Barylski

Soldier's Delight
Baltimore County, MD

10:30 am - noon; mostly sunny with temp rising from upper 70s to mid-80s. id on Sachems tentative due to very fast flights.

  • Cabbage White `
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 12-15
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3-5
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 25+
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Leonard's Skipper 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Sachem 5

Common Checkered-Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

With David Rawlinson on a cool but sunny day.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Golden Hairstreak 1
  • Acmon Blue 8
  • Coronis Fritillary 8
  • Mylitta Crescent 8
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • California Sister 8
  • Common Ringlet 14
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Branded Skipper 2
  • Woodland Skipper 20
  • Umber Skipper 6

Acmon Blue

American Lady

Coronis Fritillary

Coronis Fritillary

Mylitta Crescent

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Della Wells and Nancy Slowik. 1-4 PM. Air temperature 76 to 86 F. Clear skies. Calm to light breeze.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 25
  • American Copper 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • Pearl Crescent 27
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Stephanie Seymour

Cheshire Lane, Ringwood, NJ
Passaic County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 3

Andrew Block

Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx,
Bronx County, NY

all feeding on Sedum purpureum plants except for the whites.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem common

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

feeding on my Euphorbia milii flowers.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge, MD
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 6

Cloudless Sulphur

Variegated Fritillary

John Lampkin

Jumping Gully Preserve
Pasco County, FL

With Katie Mac Millen
7 - 11:30 am; 74 - 86

  • Cloudless Sulphur 14
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 17
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 4
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • 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-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Scott Anderson

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Melanie Link Taylor

Certified Wildlife Habitat, Residence, Apple Valley
San Bernardino County, CA

This skipper was basking on indigenous Rabbit Brush in my backyard Certified Wildlife Habitat on a cool autumn morning.

  • Sachem 1

Sachem

Melanie Link Taylor

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

This Western Tiger Swallowtail (and friends) have lived in the butterfly garden since June, flying a circuit between large trees, basking on the large Maple and Fruitless Mulberry trees.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Bart Jones

Meeman-Shelby Forest NABA Count Circle
Shelby County, TN

Results from the fall count.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 34
  • Southern Dogface 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 32
  • Little Yellow 32
  • Sleepy Orange 36
  • Dainty Sulphur 21
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 13
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 18
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • American Snout 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 14
  • Pearl Crescent 327
  • Question Mark 4
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 13
  • Viceroy 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 92
  • Tawny Emperor 4
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 25
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 31
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 14
  • Common Sootywing 5
  • Clouded Skipper 12
  • Least Skipper 28
  • Fiery Skipper 24
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Bronze Copper

Michael Diederich

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

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Andrew Block

Stormville Airport Fleamarket, Stormville,
Dutchess County, NY

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 2

Steven Rosenthal

scrub and dunes, West End of Jones Beach State Park
Nassau County, NY

a bit over an hours’ searching, sunny mid 70s. It took awhile but I finally found a late brood checkered white, they are much more common further west (eg Fort Tilden, Jamaica Bay).

  • Checkered White 1
  • American Copper 10+
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

John Lampkin

Rye Preserve
Manatee County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
10-11 am; Sunny 86-88

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2

Gray Hairstreak

Cloudless Sulphur

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
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Jjohn Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

82F

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Umber Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach,Blakeley State Park Spanish Fort ,and Holley Creek Landing Tensaw
Baldwin County, AL

Went Blakeley State Park after reports of Zebra Heliconian sightings, and to see if I could locate the host plant; found the butterfly(9ea), but not the host.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 9
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Carolina Satyr 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Ocola Skipper 5

John Gorey

Homer, AK
Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK

A nice clear calm day with a high in the low 50s.

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 2
  • Arctic Skipper 1

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

11:30-2:00 PM.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 25
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 8
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • White Peacock 88
  • Viceroy 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 16
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 4

Barred Yellow

Ken Wilson

Kwaaymii Point, Mt Laguna
San Diego County, CA

75 degrees, light winds

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 2
  • Leda Ministreak 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 7
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Northern White-Skipper 2
  • Juba Skipper 2
  • Woodland Skipper 4

Juba Skipper

Ken Wilson

Scissors Crossing
San Diego County, CA

93 degrees, winds 9 mph

  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 3
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 1
  • Northern White-Skipper 1
  • Mojave Sootywing 10
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Mojave Sootywing

Great Purple Hairstreak

Melanie Link Taylor

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

These two butterflies were enjoying the garden in the morning of a cool autumn day.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Gray Hairstreak

Checkered White

Brian Ahern

Sawgrass Lake Park
Pinellas County, FL

8 to 11:30. Species seen while on St. Pete Audubon Field Trip for birds.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 10
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • White Peacock 45
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Jim Snyder

Turtle Rock Loop, College Station
Brazos County, TX

Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe) male

  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1

Christopher Leslie

Emma Wood State Beach
Ventura County, CA

Coastal flats behind rocky beach. Wandering Skippers and Umber Skipper were feeding at Fiddleneck flowers next to trail in shoreline area of Emma Wood State Beach. Other plants nearby included salt grass and Alkali Heath flowers. Western Pygmy-Blues were on unknown plant and Sandhill Skipper observed feeding at alkali heath. Sunny morning with temps in the 80’s F and light sea breezes.

  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Sandhill Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1
  • Wandering Skipper 3

Sandhill Skipper

Western Pygmy-Blue

Umber Skipper

Western Pygmy-Blue

Wandering Skipper

Wandering Skipper

Wandering Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Ducketts Lane, Elkridge, MD
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 9
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Tawny-edged Skipper

Ocola Skipper

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
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Ahmet Baytas

AVIS CAMPBELL GARDENS, MONTCLAIR
Essex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Mark Adams

Browns Gap Turnpike, Clark Rd (west end), Jones Mill Rd, Piedmont Store / Garth Rd.
Albemarle County, VA

1:00 - 3:45 pm EDT. Mostly sunny to partly cloudy, 75 – 79 deg F, wind 5 – 10 mph. Good diversity (22 species) with not unexpected relatively small numbers other than the sulphurs, Variegated Fritillary, & Sachem (though the Sachem horde was much diminished from 2 weeks ago). I was surprised that I did not see a Monarch or two.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 33
  • Orange Sulphur 16
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 16
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 27

Question Mark

Eastern Comma

Lisa Quartararo

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

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Leonard's Skipper 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Norwood
Carver County, MN

  • Checkered White 5
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Monarch 6

Jim Egbert

Gulf Shores Industrial Park,and Oyster Bay Rd. Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 7

John Gorey

Homer, AK
Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK

Another nice day today. Warm enough for a few butterflies.

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 2

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

11:30-2:30 survey with Brian Ahern, John & Jane Lampkin, Melissa Vetricek and JoAnna Clayton.
Photo Credits –
- E. Pygmy-Blue (Lampkin)
- Cassius Blues (Lampkin)
- Obscure Skipper (Lampkin
- 3-spotted Skipper (Vetricek)
- Great S.White (Vetricek)
- Giant Swallowtail (Vetricek)
- S. Skipperling (Smith)

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue 50+
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 80+
  • Gulf Fritillary 23
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 24
  • Mangrove Skipper 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 20
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 24
  • Monk Skipper 8
  • Obscure Skipper 4

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Cassius Blue

Obscure Skipper

Three-spotted Skipper

Great Southern White

Giant Swallowtail

Southern Skipperling

Scott Anderson

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Gilberto Quintanilla

Solar Drive, Mission, TX
Hidalgo County, TX

Seemingly laying eggs on Mexican Orchid Tree.

  • Cassius Blue 1

Cassius Blue

Frederick T. Weber

Sunrise Mountain, Stokes State Forest.
Sussex County, NJ

An Incredible Monarch flight. 105 for the day. 80% after 4 pm, mostly from 5-7 pm. They were streaming by right up to sunset. A few went into the trees to roost after sunset.

  • Monarch 105

Mike Reese

Westfield along side of roads near Hwy 51/39
Marquette County, WI

My first Milbert’s Tortoiseshell since 2012!
Sunny, low 70s, plenty of nectar, but few butterflies.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Monarch 7

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Andrew Block

corner of Old Army Rd. & Central Park Ave., Scarsdale,
Westchester County, NY

  • Monarch 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Mourning Cloak
  • American Lady
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

John Heyse

Martinez Marsh
Contra Costa County, CA

88F

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 6
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 6
  • Umber Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Eufala Skipper

Sandhill Skipper

Western Pygmy-Blue

Scott Anderson

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

Cool and gray all day.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Monarch

Ken Wilson

Tijuana River Valley Regional Park
San Diego County, CA

93 degrees and breezy.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 10+
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sandhill Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Cassandra Hagemann

Upper Lake Ranger District office
Lake County, CA

  • Monarch 1

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Craig Marks

Lexington WMA
Cleveland County, OK

The Tailed Orange is a new state record for Oklahoma!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur Common
  • Mexican Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow Abundant
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak Common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue Abundant
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent Abundant
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 10+
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 7
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Gemmed Satyr Abundant
  • Common Wood-Nymph 45
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 10
  • Dotted Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper Abundant
  • Crossline Skipper Abundant
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Arogos Skipper 16
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 5

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Pleasant day, warm sun, cool breeze. Very dry. Hardly any butterflies in 5 miles of hiking. You know the season is drawing to a close when only a single Woodland Skipper makes an appearance.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • California Sister 10
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Woodland Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Mournful Duskywing

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

From 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM.
All American Coppers appear to be very fresh.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 47
  • Orange Sulphur 29
  • American Copper 30
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 32
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 10

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge, MD
Howard County, MD

  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 13
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Ocola Skipper

John Heyse

Chevron Research, Point Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

  • American Lady 1
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 3

Allen Belden

Powhatan State Park
Powhatan County, VA

Mix of sun and clouds, high in the low 70s, windy at times. Four hours.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 21
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 23
  • Question Mark 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 23
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 4
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

Hackberry Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Northern Pearly-eye

Scott Anderson

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Lynn Lauber

Truro, MA
Rockland County, NY

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park, Columbia, MD
Howard County, MD

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Steven Glynn

Reed's Beach areas near jetty
Cape May County, NJ

Abundant, dial counted, Saltmarsh Skippers is a late season surprise. A strong year for Ocola Skippers down south has lead to a very strong showing this year in South Jersey.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 138
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Ocola Skipper

White M Hairstreak

Salt Marsh Skipper

John Heyse

Chevron Research, Pt. Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

about 80F
all butterflies on Lantana

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Umber Skipper 2

Denis C. Quinn

My home/garden/farm, on MD/PA line, 2 miles west of US route 1
Chester County, PA

My first Ocola Skipper in years, here at home. Monarchs have since moved on after the winds changed to northerly. Before that on Sept.18th I had 37 Monarchs, mostly nectaring on Mexican Sunflowers. Now a half dozen a day is average

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 17
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Fiery Skipper

ocola

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Lisa Taylor

Abingdon, 1301 Hidden Brook Ct.
Harford County, MD

Backyard wooded area, butterfly feeder offering fruit

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Matthew Ceplo

Rockland Country Club
Rockland County, NY

Sunny, slight Breeze, Mid 70’s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Ocola Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Jeanette Klodzen

Millcreek Canyon - Upper Big Water Trail to Park City Overlook
Salt Lake County, UT

At the overlook, continued south on the Great Western for about 1 mile.

One UnID White.

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Michael Drake

Morris arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 10
  • Sachem 10
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Laurel Rhodes

Wingate Creek State Park, 25 mi. east of Bradenton, FL
Manatee County, FL

With Jean Evoy, Bill Evoy, Karen Finch, John Lampkin, Jane Lampkin. Temp. 85-90F. Winds light. Key nectar source: Bidens alba.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 50
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 10
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 44
  • White Peacock 29
  • Long-tailed Skipper 11
  • Dorantes Longtail 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 20
  • Southern Broken-Dash 10
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 5

David H. Bartholomew

Mount Hamilton
Santa Clara County, CA

1:00-3:00, near the summit (about 4,000 feet elevation), with Ken Wilson and David Rawlinson. Most butterflies were coming to the rabbitbrush flowers.

  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Acmon Blue 6
  • Mormon Metalmark 1
  • Coronis Fritillary 16
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Woodland Skipper 20

Common Wood-Nymph

Coronis Fritillary

Coronis Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

David H. Bartholomew

Del Puerto Canyon
Stanislaus County, CA

9:00-12:00, warm morning, very dry. Best find was a rather worn Dotted Blue. With Ken Wilson.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Dotted Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 16
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Dotted Blue

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman SP
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Della Wells and Dan Albantides. 11-1 PM. Air temperature 67 to 69 F. Thin cloud cover. Light to moderate breeze.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Tom Palmer

Spring Creek WMA
Taylor County, FL

Compilation of two days of surveys of parts of this site. Lives up to description in American Butterflies.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 23
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 14
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 15
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 197
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 10
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 15
  • Little Metalmark 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 121
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 55
  • Viceroy 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 4
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Carolina Satyr 33
  • Georgia Satyr 27
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 9
  • Long-tailed Skipper 247
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Zarucco Duskywing 6
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 56
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 11
  • Southern Broken-Dash 9
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Little Glassywing 16
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Yehl Skipper 4
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Palatka Skipper 2
  • Dukes' Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 22
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 96
  • Ocola Skipper 125

Palatka Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Sachem

Craig Marks

Fort Morgan, Mobile Street
Baldwin County, AL

Many thanks to Jim Egbert for guiding me to the right spot to see my first Palmetto Skippers

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye superabundant
  • Long-tailed Skipper 24
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 5
  • Palatka Skipper 10
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 7

Mark and Holly Salvato

Snake Bight Trail, Everglades National Park
Monroe County, FL

  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 25
  • Obscure Skipper 1

Three-spotted Skipper

Obscure Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

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

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • White Peacock 1
  • Queen 2
  • Baracoa Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Eufala Skipper

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Mark and Holly Salvato

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

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Florida Leafwing 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Florida Leafwing

Florida Leafwing

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Maura McLaughlin

Colonial Farm Nursery
Berkeley County, WV

The monarchs loved the butterfly bushes!

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3

Monarch

Maia Briggs

Private Garden
Sedgwick County, KS

  • Texan Crescent 1

Texan Crescent

Ron Smith

Tide Swamp / Big Bend WMA
Taylor County, FL

12 to 2:30. Mostly sunny. Also with Brian Ahern, Randy Harrod & Melissa James. FL (135).

Photo Credits
Dukes’ Skipper (Smith)
Least Skipper (Smith)
Lace-winged Skipper (James)
Carolina Satyr (James)

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur 24
  • Barred Yellow 7
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Carolina Satyr 30
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 25
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 9
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 12
  • Sachem 1
  • Byssus Skipper 2
  • Dukes' Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 22
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 18

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Carolina Satyr

Least Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Ron Smith

Snipe Island / Big Bend WMA
Taylor County, FL

9:30-11 AM. Partly Cloudy. Also with Melissa James, Brian Ahern & Randy Harrod. FL (134)

Photo credits:
Yehl Skipper (fe) (Smith)
Yehl Skipper (ma) (Smith)
Twin-spot Skipper (James)
Sleepy Orange (James)
Ocola Skipper (James)

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 30
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 20
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 70
  • Clouded Skipper 30
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Yehl Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 100

Twin-spot Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Ocola Skipper

Yehl Skipper

Yehl Skipper

Stephanie Seymour

Cheshire Lane, Ringwood, NJ
Passaic County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1

Lisa Taylor

Abingdon (near intersection of Abingdon Rd & Philadelphia Rd.
Harford County, MD

Monarch on Asters on my front porch.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Tommie Rogers

Brittsville, TN
Meigs County, TN

This sighting by Libby Wolfe and Tommie Rogers is a new county record in Tennessee.

  • Bronze Copper 25

Bronze Copper

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Gray Hairstreak

John Lampkin

Jumping Gully Preserve
Pasco County, FL

With Katie Mac Millen & Jane Lampkin
10 - 1; 78 - 86 overcast
One senna plant had at least a dozen Sulphur caterpillars.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange abundant
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Carolina Satyr 12
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Long-tailed Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Cloudless Sulphur caterpillar

White M Hairstreak

Linda Cooper

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

10:30 - 3:30; 82-89 degrees; sun a.m.-30%, p.m.-70%. Road 1 continues to be a hotspot for butterflies with many wildflowers. Roads are dry but step off the road and expect wet feet. Linda and Buck Cooper

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 23
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 14
  • Barred Yellow 24
  • Little Yellow 110
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 465
  • Viceroy 5
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Queen 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 17
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 10
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Arogos Skipper 21
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Palmetto Skipper 3
  • Berry's Skipper 4
  • Dusted Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Berry's Skipper

White Peacock

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Mourning Cloak
  • American Lady
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Craig Marks

Grand Bay
Jackson County, MS

Many more flowers blooming than 3 weeks ago, including many stands of liatris. Berry’s Skippers were still flying and Palatka Skippers were in good numbers

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Neamathla Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Palatka Skipper 6
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 9
  • Two-spotted Skipper 9
  • Ocola Skipper abundant

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Five monarchs this afternoon between 2pm and 3pm. Yet waiting for a monarch to emerge from chrysalis. Fewer skippers this past week.

  • Checkered White 3
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Monarch 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Monarch

Maia Briggs

Private Garden
Sedgwick County, KS

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2

Cloudless Sulphur

Stephanie Seymour

Cheshire Lane, Ringwood, NJ
Passaic County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 2

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge, MD
Howard County, MD

  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4

Common Buckeye

Common Checkered-Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden after morning rain. Mostly cloudy skies.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Monarch
  • Peck's Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Humid day with sunshine while viewing

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Johnny Roebuck

Battlefield, MO
Greene County, MO

  • Sachem 1

Sachem

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Ocola Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Flying in the rain.

  • Monarch 1

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

From 11:00 to 14:40

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Southern Dogface 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 15
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Phaon Crescent 10
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 2
  • Tropical Leafwing 2
  • Tawny Emperor 40
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 130
  • Soldier 5
  • Zilpa Longtail 1
  • Brown-banded Skipper 1
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 8
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Zilpa Longtail

Brown-banded Skipper

Common Mellana

Gulf Fritillary

Jim Egbert

Splinter Hill Bog Preserve,Perdido
Baldwin County, AL

Over cast after early showers.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 12+
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Carolina Satyr 12+
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3

Kristina Miller

Our backyard in Princeton
Mercer County, NJ

I saw a long-tailed skipper in our yard a couple of weeks ago but couldn’t get a photo. It came back and this time success! Also, some lovely monarchs, American and painted ladies, a blue azure. A warm fall day brings them out.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

American Lady

Monarch

Long-tailed Skipper

Scott Anderson

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

9:30-3:30; 82-91 degrees, mostly sunny and breezy. Sue Farnsworth, Linda and Buck Cooper. Area very wet.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 23
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Barred Yellow 20
  • Little Yellow 15
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • White Peacock 87
  • Viceroy 6
  • Carolina Satyr 21
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 31
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Delaware Skipper 9
  • Aaron's Skipper 9
  • Palmetto Skipper 4
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 4
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 10

Tawny-edged Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Jeanette Klodzen

Near 1950W and N. Temple
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Monarch 1

Steven Glynn

Carolina Sandhills NWR
Chesterfield County, SC

Late afternoon visit. Warm and overcast.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Meske's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Meske's Skipper

Steven Glynn

Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve
Moore County, NC

Morning visit, with mostly overcast conditions. Some higher counts taken from dial counters used.

  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 23
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 38
  • Fiery Skipper 26
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 11
  • Yehl Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 14

Long-tailed Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Yehl Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Around noon, it was windy (coming from the north) Two monarchs visited the butterfly garden. Then there’s this male monarch that had emerged from chrysalis late yesterday. It enjoyed a tangerine placed in the butterfly garden. Nearby plants helped block the winds. Prior to flying away, it visited one of the zinnias. It’s on an adventure!

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Monarch 3

Monarch

Monarch

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

Jerry Gibson found and photographed a Mimic at the north end of North Beach @ Fort De Soto Park, adding a new species to the county list. It was looked for the following day by several butterfliers without success.

  • Mimic 1

Mimic

Mimic