October 2016 Sightings

Sharna Tolfree

Pickering, LA
Vernon Parish, LA

  • Zebra Heliconian 1

Zebra Heliconian

Valerie A Lockard

Chester Hill Rd, Chillicothe, oh
Ross County, OH

  • Monarch 4

Paul Surratt

Plano
Collin County, TX

100s of monarchs sited today all day flying south.

  • Monarch 100+

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Overcast skies. Temp at 64 at about 430pm. Had a lot of rain in the past couple of days.White cabbage butterflies were out today.

  • Cabbage White 4

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Jerry McCormick

Meadowlands
St. Louis County, MN

Milbert’s Tortoiseshells seem especially common recently.

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell common

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 10
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 17
  • Little Yellow 48
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Common Buckeye 23
  • White Peacock 8
  • Viceroy 10
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 7
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 34
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Arogos Skipper 90
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 15
  • Dusted Skipper 5
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Confused Cloudywing

Common Buckeye

Delaware Skipper

Dusted Skipper, Arogos Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Delaware Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Whirlabout

Dotted Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

Annual ‘Death by Skipper’ field trip. 78-90 degrees, light winds, sun 90% all day. LCooper, REpstein, SFarnsworth, SHalling, BMarts, MOrsie, TPendleton, GSchepker, DRhodes, LRhodes, MSmith.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Little Metalmark 31
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 12
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 21
  • White Peacock 70
  • Viceroy 5
  • Carolina Satyr 23
  • Georgia Satyr 41
  • Queen 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 11
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 26
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 17
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 13
  • Palmetto Skipper 28
  • Dusted Skipper 14
  • Eufala Skipper 6
  • Twin-spot Skipper 26
  • Brazilian Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 21

Little Metalmark

Dusted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Three-spotted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Jim Klosiewski

45.7476, -89.5833
Oneida County, WI

This is the farthest north this species has been reported in Wisconsin.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Mark Adams

Piedmont Store, Jarman’s Gap Rd, Brown’s Gap Turnpike, Shiffletts Mill Rd.
Albemarle County, VA

Partly sunny to mostly cloudy, 70-75 deg F, light south wind. Personal first Ocola Skipper in Albemarle County.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 16
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 13
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 32
  • Question Mark 4
  • Eastern Comma 6
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 28
  • Monarch 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 12
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Ocola Skipper

Common Buckeye

American Lady

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

9:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. then rain. 78*-89*, light winds. Sun a.m. - 90%, p.m. 10%. Bullied by Skipper annual field trip. BCooper, LCooper, SFarnsworth, REpstein, SHalling, BMarts, MOrsie, TPendleton, DRhodes, LRhodes, GSchepker, MSmith. Southern end of range for Dotted Skipper.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 25
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 13
  • Cloudless Sulphur 25
  • Barred Yellow 10
  • Little Yellow 34
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 11
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • White Peacock 4
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 21
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 7
  • Confused Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 13
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Dotted Skipper 7
  • Meske's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 9
  • Southern Broken-Dash 11
  • Sachem 2
  • Arogos Skipper 141
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 42
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 17
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 11
  • Ocola Skipper 15

Meske's Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper, Dusted Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Dusted Skipper

John Lampkin

Fort DeSoto Park
Pinellas County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
76-84
Butterflies observed during a fall bird migration outing. Highlight was the fresh Giant Swallowtail putting on a show.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Barred Yellow
  • Cassius Blue superabundant
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • White Peacock
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Zarucco Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

James L. Monroe

Off Ohio River in Beaver, PA
Beaver County, PA

Probably more Pierids than I have seen at any one time during the entire summer. Several were the ‘alba’ form females.
One unIDed Duskywing

  • Cabbage White 50+
  • Clouded Sulphur 20+
  • Orange Sulphur 20+
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Common Checkered-Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Brett Badeaux

Fullerton Arboretum
Orange County, CA

High 70’s, partly cloudy. I wanted to find more Large Orange Sulphur but numbers are down. They don’t appear to be breeding at this location. The Cloudless Sulphur caterpillar was found because male Sulphurs were attracted to it! The pictured female was laying eggs then approached by a male where they engaged in an very violent looking rapid flight I have never seen anything like before, eventually the male paired up with this already laying female.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 40+
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3-4
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Monarch 14
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Northern White-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Umber Skipper 6

Large Orange Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur caterpillar

Cloudless Sulphur

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper

Beth Polvino

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

Butterfly explosion continues - FOS Long=tailed Skipper in my yard. Mating Monarch’s, mating Black swallowtails, mating Red Admirals and more plus over 2 dozen Monarch cats on Swamp Milkweed plus 5 Monarch chrysalis, 19 Black Swallowtail Cats and 6 BS chrysalis

  • Black Swallowtail 14
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Question Mark 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 16
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 19
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Monarch caterpillars

Black Swallowtail

Long-tailed Skipper

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard NABA yard #1151
Cape May County, NJ

Mostly overcast but there was a period of 2-3 hrs of more sun. Windy. The monarch cat picture shows 17 cats in one area on my swamp milkweed. I’d estimate 3 dozen Monarch cats & 2 dozen Black Swallowtail cats. All chrysalis continue from both species.

  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Monarch 15
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 9

Horace's Duskywing, Monarch caterpillar

Gray Hairstreak

Monarch caterpillars

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Tom Privett

Redland, Florida
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Julia Heliconian 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • White Peacock 6
  • Monarch 6
  • Queen 2

White Peacock

Jim Wilkinson

Meadowbrook Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 10

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Joshua Tree National Park
Riverside County, CA

All butterflies seen were nectaring on a variety of yellow roadside flowers.

  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 1
  • Queen 1

Marine Blue

Mormon Metalmark

Christopher Leslie

Mouth of Tecolote Canyon Creek
Santa Barbara County, CA

Skippers were feeding at Seaside Heliotrope flowers in large patch of Salt Grass at mouth of Tecolote Canyon Creek. Sunny day in the 70’s F with breezes.

  • Sandhill Skipper 2
  • Wandering Skipper 6

Wandering Skipper

Wandering Skipper

Wandering Skipper

Tom Palmer

Saddle Creek Park
Polk County, FL

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Viceroy 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Jim Wilkinson

Robinson Nature Center
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Ocola Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Cloudless Sulphur

Mike Marcelli

back yard, villanova
Delaware County, PA

We saw at least three different male eastern swallowtails and the female on the same bush

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Monarch 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Low humidity, 78 degrees and sunshine at 5:30pm when observing butterflies. The swallowtail came earlier in the day.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Cabbage White

John Heyse

Urban Martinez. Mtz Marsh, Carquinez Shoreline, Mtz
Contra Costa County, CA

71 F

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sandhill Skipper 1
  • Woodland Skipper 3
  • Umber Skipper 2

Common Checkered-Skipper

Matthew Ceplo

Rockland Country Club
Rockland County, NY

Sunny and warm. light breeze. May be the last count of the year.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard NBA #1151
Cape May County, NJ

still very cast with brief periods of sun, much less wind with temps high 60’s

  • Black Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mourning Cloak 15
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Monarch 13
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6

Michael Drake

Springfield Middle School Butterfly Garden
Montgomery County, PA

65 and sunny.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 11

Laurel Rhodes

Celery Fields Park and Audubon Center
Sarasota County, FL

With John Lampkin, Karen Finch and Dusty Rhodes (photos). Two hours. Overcast to full sun. Low 90s. Nectar sources: Frogfruit, Cow Pea, Pink Morning Glory, White Vine, Spanish Needles.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Barred Yellow superabundant
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Ceraunus Blue 20
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock superabundant
  • Viceroy 11
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 37
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 26
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Sachem 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Clouded Skipper

Queen

Sleepy Orange

Fiery Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Mike Marcelli

VILLANOVA, PA BACKYARD
Delaware County, PA

  • Sachem 2

Sachem

Sachem

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

A beautiful day in western Pennsylvania with clear skies, light winds and temperatures 70-75 degrees. The butterfly garden was quite active for October and the fresh male Zabulon Skipper was the latest I have ever seen one. There were about a dozen Monarchs flying around at any given time during the afternoon.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Brett Badeaux

Cactus Springs Trail - Santa Rosa Wilderness
Riverside County, CA

Full sun, very pleasant weather. I was here from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM between elevation 3200’ to 3900’. Beautiful mountainous desert wilderness. Unsure when it last rained here, it seemed very dry away from the creeks, yet there were a few late brood desert flyers out. Jubas were in an open area before the trailhead.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • California Dogface 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Dotted Blue 7
  • Mormon Metalmark 40
  • Variable Checkerspot 6
  • Painted Lady 3
  • California Sister 35
  • Queen 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Northern White-Skipper 16
  • Juba Skipper 2
  • California Giant-Skipper 16

California Giant-Skipper

Juba

Variable Checkerspot

Great Purple Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 30
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Variegated Fritillary

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jerry McCormick

Virginia, Minnesota
St. Louis County, MN

I know this is a very common butterfly in some places, but not up here! It was chilly at the time, about noon, and no higher than 50 degrees.

  • Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly Odonate and Butterfly count. Survey with Della Wells and Nancy Slowik.

09:30 AM to 01:00 PM; air temperature ranged from 55 to 74 F; dew point temperature ranged from 54 to 57 F; high wind speed 3 to 6 mph from SW.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard NABA #1151
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny about 70 with light winds in the AM and stronger winds in the PM. There were Common Buckeyes everywhere 6-9 on many of the asters and lantanas. By late afternoon there were considerably less butterflies around.

  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 11
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 13
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Ocola Skipper

Common Buckeye

Curtis A. Lehman

Montour Trail
Washington County, PA

  • Cabbage White 38
  • Clouded Sulphur 34
  • Orange Sulphur 47
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Todd Eiben

Warehouse in Cleveland, 2 miles from Progressive Field
Cuyahoga County, OH

Was getting ready to leave work at 3:45pm on Friday when I saw a butterfly flying in the warehouse. I grabbed my camera and got a couple of poor photos as it was against the wall near the roof in poor lighting. This was only 45 minutes before the Indians were to play the Red Sox only 2 miles away. This is the first time I have seen this species. They are rare in NE Ohio!

  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA and areas nearby to Fairton, NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

Still strong activity, especially with the numerous Common Buckeyes, with many in the “rosa” form. Sleepy Oranges are a rarity for the region.

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 13
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 12
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • American Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye superabundant
  • Monarch 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 19
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 22
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Sleepy Orange

Common Checkered-Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Ocola Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

White M Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Common Buckeye

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

Sunny 70

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

John Lampkin

Cypress Creek Preserve
Pasco County, FL

Sightings observed during a Nature Coast chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society plant-ID outing. 3 hours 76-88.
False foxglove, Agalinis tenufolia is larval host for the Common Buckeye and the flowers attracted several other species as well, like the Whirlabout.

  • Zebra Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail c
  • Palamedes Swallowtail
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Barred Yellow
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Common Buckeye common
  • White Peacock common
  • Viceroy
  • Queen
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Monk Skipper

Common Buckeye caterpillar

Zebra Swallowtail caterpillar

Whirlabout

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Flying in the rain.

  • Monarch

Karl and Dorothy Legler

George West and south on Hwy 281
Live Oak County, TX

Heading south from San Antonio we finally noticed a southward migration of butterflies along Hwy 281. An assortment of sulphurs and other butterflies were found along roadside.

  • Giant Swallowtail 8
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Large Orange Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 6
  • Common Mestra 3
  • Monarch 5
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1

Common Mestra

Bordered Patch

Sulphuric puddling

Large Orange Sulphur

Tom Palmer

Lake Blue Scrub
Polk County, FL

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Craig Marks

Big Branch NWR
St. Tammany Parish, LA

first colony of Palatka Skippers found in eastern portion of State

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow >10
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary >10
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye >10
  • Carolina Satyr >10
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper >10
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 16
  • Palatka Skipper 7
  • Ocola Skipper >10

Sandy-Crystal Vaughn

backyard in southeast Houston (Clear Lake City)
Harris County, TX

A true treat to see; a rare butterfly visitor! It nectared on porterweed.

  • White-striped Longtail 1

White-striped Longtail

White-striped Longtail

Craig Marks

Freshwater City and Hwy 3147
Vermilion Parish, LA

area in marsh adjacent to the Gulf

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur >10
  • Little Yellow >10
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak >10
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary >10
  • Phaon Crescent >10
  • Common Buckeye >25
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper >10
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Bay Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 10
  • Ocola Skipper >10

Tom Palmer

SR 471
Sumter County, FL

11 a.m. -3 p.mm. Roadside freshly mowed, nectar plants sporadic. Breezy.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 9
  • Sleepy Orange 12
  • Dainty Sulphur 15
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 36
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Phaon Crescent 45
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 11
  • Viceroy 4
  • Carolina Satyr 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 25

David H. Bartholomew

Madera Canyon
Santa Cruz County, AZ

Best finds were Red-Bordered Satyr and Tropical Buckeye, thanks to encouragement by Mary Klinkl and guidance by Gary Jue.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Mexican Yellow 10
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Arizona Metalmark 4
  • Palmer's Metalmark 4
  • American Snout 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 12
  • Elf 1
  • Tiny Checkerspot 4
  • Texan Crescent 16
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Tropical Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • California Sister 6
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Red-bordered Satyr 6
  • Queen 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Arizona Giant-Skipper 1

Tropical Buckeye

Tropical Buckeye

Southern Dogface

Texan Crescent

Arizona Powdered-Skipper

Palmer's Metalmark

Elf

Red-bordered Satyr

Ken Wilson

Montosa Canyon near Canoa
Santa Cruz County, AZ

Sunny, mid 80s

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Leda Ministreak 2
  • Marine Blue common
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Palmer's Metalmark 1
  • American Snout common
  • Bordered Patch 7
  • Tiny Checkerspot 10+
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Empress Leilia common
  • Queen 4
  • Orange Skipperling 2

Queen

Great Purple Hairstreak

Dainty Sulphur

Mark Adams

Piedmont Store, Shiffletts Mill Rd.
Albemarle County, VA

Albemarle County: Piedmont Store, Shiffletts Mill Rd.
Short session, 14:45 - 16:30 EDT. Sunny (0% clouds), 65-66 deg F, breezy: 10-15+ mph west wind.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 18
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Sachem 17

Pearl Crescent

Meadow Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Cabbage White

Clouded Sulphur

Edward Perry IV

McLarty Treasure Museum on Sebastian Inlet State Park
Indian River County, FL

Sightings made while cleaning up debris from Hurricane Matthew. Major nectar source in the area is Frostweed, Verbesina virginica. This is the time of the year I will usually see a soldier or two on the barrier island, but not this day.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Statira Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Julia Heliconian

Zebra Heliconian

Julia Heliconian

Julia Heliconian

Julia Heliconian

Ocola Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Seven Springs
Somerset County, PA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4

Beth Polvino

Cox Hall Creek ~ Villas, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Windy ~ 15MPH Sunny about 72. Surprised at the number of butterflies after several days of hard rain. Red Admiral was seen in an Oak tree.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 4

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

The Umber Skippers were attacking hummingbirds!

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 2

John Lampkin

Triple Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

9:30-12:30; 72-88
With Robert Epstein
Scouting for upcoming Hillsborough County Nature Festival

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 13
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • White Peacock 1
  • Carolina Satyr 17
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 9
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Melanie Link Taylor

Residential Butterfly Garden, Apple Valley CAL
San Bernardino County, CA

Two monarch butterflies investigate the garden together.

  • Monarch 2

David H. Bartholomew

I-8 Picnic Area 30 miles west of Casa Grande
Pinal County, AZ

A trashy no-facility site seemingly with little to offer. This time inconspicuous small flowers held a good variety. An Erichson’s White-Skipper is what had me hastening back to my van for my camera.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • Mormon Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 5
  • Empress Leilia 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Erichson's White-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 6

Empress Leilia

Fatal Metalmark

Reakirt's Blue

Erichson's White-Skipper

Erichson's White-Skipper

White Checkered-Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Beth Polvino

My yard NABA #1151
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny, windy, temps mid 70’s. Still have Black Swallowtail cats and chrysalis along with Monarch Cats and chrysalis. Swamp milkweed looking sad.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Monarch 6
  • Sachem 8

Variegated Fritillary

Jim Wilkinson

Howard Conservancy--Mount PLeasant
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 8
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Monarch

American Copper

John J. Collins

Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

The Zabulon Skipper is still hanging on. This now ties the latest date for Pennsylvania.

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Red Admiral
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Beth Polvino

My yard ~ North Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

Monarch cats and 8 chrysalis continue, Black swallowtail Cats and 6 chrysalis continue. Sunny, high 60’s, little wind.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 11
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Gray Hairstreak

Ocola Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • American Lady
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper

Beth Polvino

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Short walk was mainly birding. Sunny, windy about 72.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 11
  • Sachem 5

Variegated Fritillary

Tom Palmer

Marshall Hampton Reserve
Polk County, FL

2-4 p.m. Windy, cloudy. Lots of Bidens.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 10
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 37
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 10
  • Viceroy 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 13
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Beth Polvino

North Cape May - My yard NABA #1151
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Common Buckeye 22
  • Monarch 8
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Monarch, caterpillar, chrysalis

Orange Sulphur

Long-tailed Skipper

Andrew Block

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

Monarch caterpillars were common on my friends Asclepias currisavica plants around his yard today. There must have been at least two dozen or more. There were also several Monarch caterpillars in all stages of getting ready to transform into chrysalises and three fresh chrysalises. The one adult Monarch was freshly emerged. Also had one Cabbage White caterpillar on a Cleome plant. Didn’t know they went to those.

  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

Karlo Mirth

Hudson Highlands State Park
Putnam County, NY

The Common Checkered-Skipper was seen briefly nectaring near the trailhead to Mt. Taurus, very close to the Hudson River. This is the furthest away from the coast that I’ve seen this species.

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Dr. Patel Drive, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 13
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 5

Fiery Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Julie Appleget

Tide Swamp unit Big Bend WMA Steinhatchee
Taylor County, FL

Hurricane Hermine damage visible
Water level low and stagnant with a lot of downed trees and branch debris.
9:30am-1:00 pm low 80s clear

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 11
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 16
  • Zebra Heliconian 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Carolina Satyr abundant
  • Monarch 13
  • Queen superabundant
  • Long-tailed Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 13

Great Purple Hairstreak

Zabulon Skipper

Brett Badeaux

Anza Borrego Desert State Park - Sentenac Cienega and nearby
San Diego County, CA

Full sun, trip was from 9:00 to 3:30, 2100’ elevation. Stopped by turn off right before Scissors Crossing where most Desert Metalmarks and Mojave Sootywing were seen, then took the Sentenac Birding Trail where many Leda Ministreak were, then cut across the dry San Felipe Valley to the Sentenac Cienega where a sudden explosion of butterflies occurred!

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 15+
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1-2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 12
  • Leda Ministreak 29
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 100+
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 13
  • Palmer's Metalmark 8
  • California Patch 15+
  • Mylitta Crescent 30+
  • Painted Lady 100+
  • West Coast Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 25+
  • White Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Northern White-Skipper 4
  • Mojave Sootywing 9
  • Juba Skipper 4
  • Sandhill Skipper 1
  • California Giant-Skipper 7

Juba Skipper

Sandhill Skipper

California Patch

Sleepy Orange

Leda Ministreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Beth Polvino

Cape May Point ~ Triangle Garden
Cape May County, NJ

First sighting for me of 3 Long-tailed Skippers in one place.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 11

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard ~ NABA #1151
Cape May County, NJ

The ratty Monarch pictured below is still hanging out in my yard. Long-tailed Skippers continue.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Monarch 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Monarch

Long-tailed Skipper

Harry Zirlin

Mount Loretto Unique Area
Richmond County, NY

Chinese Mantis preying on Monarch. Not what they were hired for!

  • Cabbage White 15+
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 25+

Monarch

Monarch

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Mostly cloudy after morning rain with tempseratures in the 50’s all day.

  • Cabbage White

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Sunshine and 60 degrees.

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • American Lady
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper

John Lampkin

Triple Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Marc C. Minno & field trip participants in the 2016 Florida Birding and Nature Festival.
2-5 pm; mid-80’s.
Dr. Minno spotted several larval shelters. The Clouded Skipper caterpillar makes partial cuts mid-leaf then rolls a tube around itself. Image after opening tube shows the cat, cuts and sticky residue. Careful examination revealed an asymmetrical pattern in the head, possibly the result of a developmental aberration or predation.
Other images show Southern Broken-Dash predation by an ambush bug and a Long-tailed Skipper larva (included in count list).

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 17
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 10
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Ocola Skipper 9

Long-tailed Skipper caterpillar

Southern Broken-Dash

Clouded Skipper caterpillar

Clouded Skipper caterpillar

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard NABA #1151
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Michael Drake

Springfield Middle School Butterfly Garden
Montgomery County, PA

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 12

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

55 sunny with cool breeze

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 9

Melanie Link Taylor

Residential Butterfly Garden, Apple Valley CAL
San Bernardino County, CA

The butterflies were enjoying the rabbitbrush on a warm fall day 78F.

  • Painted Lady 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Mike Freeman

Fort Tryon Park, northern Manhattan (heather garden)
New York County, NY

photo by Mike Freeman - the 3rd of this species found by this observer within 6 weeks, in Manhattan parks (the prior 2 were in Central Park on separate days).

  • Cabbage White x
  • Orange Sulphur x
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch x
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

John Lampkin

Triple Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Don Stillwaugh, Robert Epstein & field trip participants of the Florida Birding and Nature Festival.
2-4 pm; mid-80’s, impending light shower

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 24
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 21
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 15
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Red-banded Hairstreak

Cloudless Sulphur

Dorantes Longtail

Clouded Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Glenn Koppel

Oil Creek State Park
Venango County, PA

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Monarch 2

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • American Lady
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard NABA #1151 Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

13 Monarch chrysalis continue plus 2 newly emerged monarchs today

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Monarch 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly Odonate and Butterfly count. Survey with Della Wells, Nancy Slowik and Karen Nickeson.

10:00 AM to 01:00 PM; air temperature ranged from 50 to 64 F; winds calm.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4

Rebecca Smith

Ferndale Preserve, Clermont
Lake County, FL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 100
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • White Peacock 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 15
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Long-tailed Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge township- my backyard
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1

Bart Jones

Eagle Lake WMA
Shelby County, TN

Ceraunus Blue is a new state record for Tennessee.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Checkered White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 20
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 25
  • Sleepy Orange 20
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • Gray Hairstreak 10
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 30
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Question Mark 30
  • Eastern Comma 25
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 50
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 6
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper abundant
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 50
  • Sachem 12
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Long-tailed Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Eastern Comma

Dainty Sulphur

Clouded Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Jim Wilkinson

Lake Elkhorn, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 3

Alan R Mennig

Tyler Arboretum
Delaware County, PA

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 1

Christopher Leslie

Chancellor's Run Regional Park, Great Mills, MD 20634, USA
St. Mary's County, MD

Butterflies were feeding at small white aster flowers nearby the pond at Chancellors Run Regional Park. Sunny day in the 60’s F

  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye 1

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Gray Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Allan R. Loudell

Along Dutch Neck Road, just south of the C & D Canal
New Castle County, DE

45-minute walk, from 3:30 p.m. 65 degrees, mostly sunny.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Bronze Copper 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Chris Kratzer

Haley Farm State Park
New London County, CT

  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

White M Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Warren A. Jacobs

Linvilla Orchard
Delaware County, PA

  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard NABA #1151
Cape May County, NJ

numbers of butterflies decreasing

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • Monarch 6
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Beth Polvino

Cape May Point ~ Triangle Park
Cape May County, NJ

Very short visit 11- 11:20 AM, Sunny with little wind low 60’s, Since there have been so few Painted Ladies around in NJ this year I was excited to find my FOS Painted Lady today. Monarch numbers higher today.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Monarch 10
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 11
  • Ocola Skipper 9

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Nathan Dubrow

Argilla Rd. Fields Complex, Ipswich
Essex County, MA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Black Swallowtail

Nathan Dubrow

North Shore Community Garden, Middleton
Essex County, MA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 1

Michael Drake

Pennypack ecological Trust
Montgomery County, PA

68 and sunny. Swallowtail and hairstreak were very fresh. Hairstreak seems a bit late

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Common Buckeye

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Monarch
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper

Tom Fiore

Fort Tryon Park, northern Manhattan (garden areas)
New York County, NY

Sunny, late-day visit to Heather gardens areas. Both hairstreak species seen appeared to be in very good condition; a Painted Lady is in the featured photo. I was hoping to re-find an Ocola Skipper that had been photographed by a friend, in this site, just 2 days earlier - but that was not seen again.

  • Cabbage White x
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 12+

American Lady

Gray Hairstreak

Common Buckeye

Red-banded Hairstreak

Mona

Orange Sulphur

Rich Kostecke

Hornsby Bend
Travis County, TX

Covered ~3 miles over 3 hrs (0900-1200). Warm, sunny morning. Nice stands of cowpen daisy, goldeneye, and frostweed in bloom. The 5 Common Checkered-skippers reported are more accurately classified as Common/White Checkered-skippers.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Tailed Orange 5
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 6
  • Fatal Metalmark 3
  • American Snout 78
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Julia Heliconian 11
  • Bordered Patch 9
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Mestra 58
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 24
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 7
  • White-striped Longtail 10
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 32
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Common Mestra

Black Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

Broad-winged Skipper

White-striped Longtail

Julia Heliconian

Queen

Orange-barred Sulphur

Tailed Orange

Fatal Metalmark

Laviana White-Skipper

Great Purple Hairstreak

Tawny Emperor

Clouded Skipper

Sickle-winged Skipper

Beth Polvino

My yard ~ NABA #1151
Cape May County, NJ

I was surprised to see one of the Long-tailed Skippers back but it was chased off the property by a Sachem and I never saw it return.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Monarch 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Beth Polvino

Cox Hall Creek WMA, Villas, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Late afternoon walk 3:30PM to 4:30PM, 72, sunny and little wind.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Sachem 15

Sachem

Red-spotted Purple

Orange Sulphur

Michael Diederich

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

  • Monarch 1

Tom Fiore

Fort Tryon Park, northern Manhattan (garden areas)
New York County, NY

Sunny & warm, late-day visit. The Zabulon Skipper may be a late record for NY state; it appeared to be in very good condition - there are prior (early) October records in New York. Not that many other species noted on this visit, although Monarchs were in fair numbers.

  • Cabbage White x
  • Orange Sulphur x
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 15+
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

John J. Collins

Duke Island Park
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Monarch

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Babs Padelford

Bellevue
Sarpy County, NE

After 2 days of southerly winds we had a bonanza of butterflies on flowers in our yard. We had 16 species in less than an hour. The most unexpected were 2 Gulf Fritillaries and a Bordered Patch.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Bordered Patch

Gulf Fritillary

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg, Lois Lindberg, Andy Greller

Planting Fields Arboretum
Nassau County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 21
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Clifford Hence

East Mt Airy Phila. Pa.
Philadelphia County, PA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Common Buckeye 1

Michael Drake

Dixon Meadow
Montgomery County, PA

75 sunny. Most sulphurs I’ve seen this year

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch 4
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Bill & Nancy Callahan

Haley Farm State Park-Groton
New London County, CT

80 degrees-sunny

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1

White M Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

john heyse

at home Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

The sulphur was a white female.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

Long-tailed Skipper made a brief appearance around 3 PM. First one I’ve seen here since 2012.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 12

Jim Wilkinson

Doctor Patel Drive, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 13
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 25
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 5

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

John J. Collins

Glenhurst Meadows
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1

Curtis A. Lehman

State Game Land 232
Washington County, PA

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 18
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6

Sleepy Orange

Monarch

Common Checkered-Skipper

Bronze Copper

Linda Cooper

Three Lakes WMA
Osceola County, FL

Williams Road Unit from west to east. 83*-85*, windy, mostly sunny. Noon to 3 p.m. BCooper, LCooper. Nectar: thistle, pickerelweed, liatris, carphephorus, sunflowers.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 100
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • White Peacock 65
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Arogos Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Arogos Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Beth Polvino

Villas, NJ ~ Cox Hall Creek WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Some Common Buckeyes Rosa form.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 37+
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Sachem 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Common Buckeye

Red-banded Hairstreak

Pearl Crescent

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Monarch 9
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Rich Kostecke

private ranch in the Davis Mountains
Jeff Davis County, TX

Spent the entire day surveying the ranch. Elevation 4000-5000+’. Covered about 6 miles, mostly in canyon bottom habitat, but spent some time in mid-elevation grassland and juniper-oak-pinyon woodland during the A.M. Common Checkered-Skippers more accurately classified as Common/White Checkered-skippers. Overall, big concentrations of butterflies at mudding sites.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 11
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 13
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Southern Dogface 18
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 8
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Mexican Yellow 10
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 528
  • Dainty Sulphur 48
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Cyna Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 13
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Texan Crescent 3
  • Vesta Crescent 200
  • Painted Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 6
  • Painted Lady 22
  • Red Admiral 13
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • California Sister 12
  • Tropical Leafwing 4
  • Goatweed Leafwing 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 6
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Canyonland Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 118
  • Tropical Least Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 19
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 9
  • Orange Giant-Skipper 1

Bordered Patch

California Sister

Question Mark

Sleepy Oranges

Tropical Leafwing

Texan Crescent

Tropical Least Skipper

Orange Giant-Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Orange-barred Sulphur

Fatal Metalmark

Canyonland Satyr

Marine Blue

Acmon Blue

Cyna Blue

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

southern Staten Island (southern-most points in NY state)
Richmond County, NY

Very sunny & warm day; hike along shores of 6+ miles. The several Variegated Fritillaries were a bit of a surprise, although others had been seen in the region recently. It was a bit more surprising to find 4 times the number of Painted Ladies as (just one) American Lady. Pearl Crescent getting somewhat late, but have been seen into November in the region, in some years. Monarchs in fairly good numbers, not surprising for the date, however. Sachem has been seen much later in NY- but only rarely.

  • Cabbage White 40++
  • Orange Sulphur 60++
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 20+
  • Monarch 100+++
  • Sachem 2

Common Buckeye

Variegated Fritillary

Sachem

American Lady

Julie Appleget

Crystal River Preserve SP
Citrus County, FL

Sightings incidental to Citrus Chapter FNPS field trip to observe site regrowth post burn. Excellent regrowth of Vanilla Leaf, Fl Paintbrush,loaded with butterflies.
Site deserves a more butterfly focused count.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Matt Orsie

Hedgesville
Berkeley County, WV

Highest count I’ve ever had for Fiery Skipper in WV.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 5
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 16
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Sachem 10
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Raven Anthony Squire

Washington Park, Palisade and Patterson Plank Rd
Hudson County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 5

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

The Black Swallowtail was a fresh female.

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

John Lampkin

Sun City Center Nature Trail
Hillsborough County, FL

3-4:30 pm; mid-80’s
Cloudless Sulphur laying eggs on sensitive pea, Chamaecrista nictitans. A close look shows the egg exiting.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Cloudless Sulphur laying eggs

Jeff Pavlik

Bunker Road Nature Preserve
Ingham County, MI

Beautiful Fall day. Sunny with a high of 74.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 10

Variegated Fritillary

John Heyse

suison marsh
Solano County, CA

67-75F

  • Cabbage White 16
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Purplish Copper 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 60+
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sandhill Skipper 12

Purplish Copper

Tom Palmer

Little Gator Creek WEA, SR 471
Pasco County, FL

Site recently opened to public. Needs further exploration.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 15
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 14
  • Phaon Crescent 11
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • White Peacock 4
  • Viceroy 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Denis C. Quinn

On Mason/Dixon line,1mile W of US route 1, Nottingham, PA
Chester County, PA

My home/farm with nectar sources drying up quick from very dry conditions. Very warm in the eighties and due to become quite cold this weekend, so the end is nearing. Horace’s seems very late to me. Still seeing half a dozen Monarchs daily here.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 42
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Ocola Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Common Checkered-Skipper

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard NABA #1151
Cape May County, NJ

Mating Monarchs and Cabbage Whites

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch 12
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Tom Fiore

Brooklyn locations including Gerritsen Beach Park & Floyd Bennett Field
Kings County, NY

Sun & clouds, very warm (80+ F.), southwest breezes. The 2 Little Yellows were in the south part of Gerritsen beach, a traditional location for the species, & on this occasion were near-impossible to find perching for photos (their size compared directly in flight with numerous Orange Sulphurs was near-half that of the Oranges, & they appeared all-yellow in flight. The date approaches record-late for the area, but these dates may need revising! A Black Swallowtail is late, but not quite a NY record-late date. A number of Common Buckeyes, of many observed, were of the “rosa” form which is more likely in fall here. Common Checkered Skippers were all within a small area of Floyd Bennett Field, in a specific location, well-known to local observers. Much time was spent observing in the community gardens with many flowers, the site for the one swallowtail, and many, many Monarchs nectaring. Visit from 11-4.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 15++
  • Cabbage White 40+
  • Orange Sulphur 60+++
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 35+
  • Monarch 200+
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4

Black Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Checkered-Skipper

Red Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Variegated Fritillary

Michael Drake

Springfield Middle School Butterfly Garden
Montgomery County, PA

Sunny, 75. The Monarch pitured is very fresh with some kind of right wing defect.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 12

Monarch

Michael Drake

Dixon Meadow Preserve
Montgomery County, PA

overcast, 70. Fresh Spicebush Swallowtail - first seen in a few weeks.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 2

Tom Palmer

Lake Walkinwater
Polk County, FL

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 41
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 18
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Phaon Crescent 33
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 51
  • Viceroy 4
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 26
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 9
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 96

Barred Yellow

Ocola Skipper

Sachem

Meske's Skipper

White Peacock

Least Skipper

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

from 11 AM to 2 PM. The gardens are amazing!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur lots
  • Lyside Sulphur lots
  • Tailed Orange 4
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • Curve-winged Metalmark 1
  • American Snout lots
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Mexican Fritillary 3
  • Theona Checkerspot 1
  • Crimson Patch 5
  • Pale-banded Crescent 3
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 10
  • Mexican Bluewing 6
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 3
  • Tawny Emperor lots
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen lots
  • Soldier 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Brown Longtail 4
  • Two-barred Flasher 1
  • Glazed Pellicia 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 3
  • White-patched Skipper 5
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Laviana White-Skipper 15
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 8
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper lots
  • Whirlabout 15
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Sachem 6
  • Common Mellana 12
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 4
  • Eufala Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 10

Tailed Orange

Mexican Fritillary

Glazed Pellicia

Red-bordered Metalmark

Curve-winged Metalmark

White-patched Skipper

Two-barred Flasher

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • American Lady
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper

John J. Collins

Hulfish St. just west of Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ
Mercer County, NJ

  • Monarch 2

Michael Drake

Morris arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

overcast, 70

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 10

Brett Badeaux

Anza Borrego Desert State Park - Yaqui Well area
San Diego County, CA

Full sun, mid 80’s from 10:30 to 12:30. Well is dry but nearby has lots of blooming Goldenbush attracting some butterflies.

  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Leda Ministreak 3
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 20+
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • California Patch 2
  • Tiny Checkerspot 2
  • Queen 6
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Mojave Sootywing 8
  • California Giant-Skipper 1

Great Purple Hairstreak

Queen

Tiny Checkerspot

Mojave Sootywing

California Patch

Rich Kelly, Sandy Wolkenberg

New York Botanical Garden
Bronx County, NY

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard NABA # 1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

Monarch tagging in my yard by CM Monarch Project volunteers the past 2 weeks. RH tagged 25 today when he ran out of tags before running out of Monarch’s. This afternoon I counted 20 monarch chrysalis’s including one on the bottom rim of a trash can by my back steps. Most are on the siding or on the steps overhang. Still a few Mon cats eating Swamp Milkweed that is about dead. One newly enclosed monarch today.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Monarch 32
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Brett Badeaux

Anza Borrego Desert State Park - Sentenac Cienega
San Diego County, CA

Full sun mid 80’s, quick afternoon visit from 3:00 to 4:20. Baccharis blooms were all expired. Impressed by number of Great Purple Hairstreak which were all in one patch of rabbitbrush.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 5
  • Leda Ministreak 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 20+
  • Marine Blue 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Palmer's Metalmark 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 15+
  • Painted Lady 30+
  • West Coast Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 20+
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Northern White-Skipper 2
  • Juba Skipper 1
  • California Giant-Skipper 2

Great Purple Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

West Coast Lady, Queen

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1, Nottingham, PA- my home
Chester County, PA

Mostly cloudy today until midafternoon and then it became quite windy too, with temps in upper 70’s. Almost all Budelia past bloom now, leaving far less nectar sources.

  • Cabbage White 60+
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Albion Basin Upper Meadow Trail (Little Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny, mid-50s.

Saw butterfly flying over snowy meadow at around 9300 ft in elevation.

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 23
  • White Peacock 6
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Dotted Skipper 3
  • Meske's Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Arogos Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 9
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Whirlabout

Cloudless Sulphur

Palmetto Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Dusted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Bill Callahan

Fannie Stebbins Wildlife Refuge Longmeadow
Hampden County, MA

Buckeyes were all Rosa(fall form)which is rare in Mass.
Mostly cloudy with showers but very warm in the 70s.
Probably last area butterflying day as cold front is expected tomorrow.
Also 1 Ocola Skipper-very late for this area

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Common Buckeye

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

The butterfly season is winding down. A lot of time spent mostly in Kilpatrick Hammock looking for Three-spotted Skippers. 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Temperature: 78*- 87*; Mostly sunny all day but very windy. Nectar: Pickerelweed, liatris & carphephorus. BCooper, LCooper.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 7
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 35
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Queen 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 29

Three-spotted Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

Long-tailed Skipper appears to be same individual that was seen on 10-18; Monarch numbers higher today than earlier in the week

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 8
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 6
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

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

  • Barred Yellow 12
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 25
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Queen 3
  • Baracoa Skipper 1

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Mark and Holly Salvato

Green Cay Wetlands, Boynton Beach
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Atala 35
  • Brazilian Skipper 2

Atalaata

Atala

Brazilian Skipper

Bart Jones

Everett Jones Lane
Decatur County, TN

Very few nectar sources. First frost of the season this morning

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Question Mark 3
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Rebecca Smith

P.E.A.R. Park Leesburg, FL
Lake County, FL

  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 25
  • Variegated Fritillary 15
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Eufala Skipper 10
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Very chilly morning with little lep activity. By noon things started to get more active and by late afternoon the wind slowed, the temps rose, and the activity peaked. Cemetery Road, east side of road, was best, with liatris, carphephorus, and coastal plain honeycomb head the best available nectar sources. Another spot on east loop road, about a mile or so into the loop had some liatris close to road and one Neamathla was there, the other was off Cemetery Road. Much activity from hunters today; wear bright colors and stay near roadways.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 20
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 21
  • White Peacock 5
  • Viceroy 3
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 10
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Meske's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 12
  • Southern Broken-Dash 28
  • Arogos Skipper 4
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 29
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 14

Swarthy Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Viceroy

Southern Broken-Dash

White Peacock

Horace's Duskywing

Whirlabout

Little Metalmark

Ocola Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Little Yellow

Ceraunus Blue

Palmetto Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

Everglades National Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 37
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • White Peacock 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Florida Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Florida Duskywing

Tom Palmer

Marion Creek
Polk County, FL

Afternoon hike. Little nectar plants except Liatris.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Barred Yellow 10
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 5
  • Carolina Satyr 9
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Rich Kostecke

Cibolo Bluffs Preserve
Comal County, TX

Led field trip to The Nature Conservancy’s Cibolo Bluffs Preserve. Spent from 0830-1345 on the preserve, covering about 4.5 miles. Greatest activity was at stands of Cowpen Daisy. Common Checkered-skippers listed are more accurately classified as Common/White Checkered-skippers.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Southern Dogface 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 36
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • American Snout 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 9
  • Bordered Patch 6
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Common Mestra 60
  • Tropical Leafwing 4
  • Gemmed Satyr 6
  • Monarch 18
  • Queen 8
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 13
  • Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper 8
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Sachem

Gulf Fritillary

Julia Heliconian

Tropical Leafwing

Turk's-cap White-Skipper

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Sachem

Phaon Crescent

Queen

Julia's Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Tailed Orange

John Lampkin

Sun City Center Nature Trail
Hillsborough County, FL

First cool morning of the season.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Allan R. Loudell

Along Route 40 -- Elkton area
Cecil County, MD

58 degrees, rather windy, at 10:30 a.m.

Surprised to see Monarch flying south over Route 40.

  • Monarch 1

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard NABA # 1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

Surprised to see anything flying winds 15-25 MPH but have decreased this afternoon. Sunny and about 62. One Monarch that has flown over from Cape May Point. Fresh American Lady along with a ratty one.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Sachem 13

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

Daniel Jones

Teniente Tract of Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR
Willacy County, TX

This was on CR 30 for a stretch of one mile.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 10
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak 15
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Blue Metalmark 2
  • American Snout 25
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Queen 5
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Julia's Skipper 6
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Blue Metalmark

Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak

Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak

Desert Checkered-Skipper

Julia's Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny 66 degrees at 3:30pm when seeing the white cabbage butterflies

  • Cabbage White 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper

Daniel Jones

Sal del Rey tract of Lower Rio Grande Valley NWR
Hidalgo County, TX

Walking in on the MoVac road from Brushline Road.

  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • American Snout 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Queen 2
  • Erichson's White-Skipper 2
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1

Erichson's White-Skipper

Erichson's White-Skipper

Erichson's White-Skipper

Rebecca Smith

Richardson Park Wilton Manors, FL
Broward County, FL

Atalas are in the parking lot. There are a few pitiful looking coontie plants because the caterpillars are eating them. The adults are also easy to spot in this area.

  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Atala 3

Atala

Jim Egbert

Bee Tree Creek and Linholm Rd.off Co Rd 87; Mannich Ln and Bay Rd.,in Magnola Springs;and Weeks Bay National Estuarnie Reseach Reserve,Pitcher Plant Bog,and Manitee Park
Baldwin County, AL

First time in the field in a month.Monarchs have arrived in good number along the beach,and the Gulf Fritillary found through out the area,and super abundant along the beach.This was the next day after the passage of our 1st cold front,and it was dry;making it more than a month since we have had any rain.
it more than a month

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Gulf Fritillary superabundant
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Viceroy 3
  • Southern Pearly-eye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 14
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Dun Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper common

Tom Palmer

My yard
Polk County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 4
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Andrew Block

Sherwood Island S.P., Westport,
Fairfield County, CT

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 8+
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

Venice Kelly

our driveway 6 mi.north of nederland
Boulder County, CO

we are having an unusual warm spell here in the mountains at 9,000 feet. it was fun to see these two butterflies out from under their bark to get some sun.

also i forgot to post a late pine white we saw in our yard (6 mi. north of nederland) back on oct. 9. they had pretty much disappeared by the end of the first week of sept. so this one was a treat to see.

  • Hoary Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Partly sunny, breezy and 55 degrees.

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Partly sunny, low 50’s.

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

Chris Tenney

National Butterfly Center, Mission, TX
Hidalgo County, TX

9:30-1:00, 2:30-4:00; sunny AM, mostly cloudy PM
gray cracker found by Mike Bearce
gold-spotted aguna found by Dan Jones
tailed aguna perched under leaf

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 15
  • Giant Swallowtail 10
  • Southern Dogface 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Tailed Orange 3
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Marius Hairstreak 1
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 16
  • Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 6
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 3
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Pixie 1
  • American Snout superabundant
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Mexican Fritillary 3
  • Theona Checkerspot 2
  • Bordered Patch common
  • Crimson Patch 8
  • Pale-banded Crescent 3
  • Phaon Crescent 11
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Tropical Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock common
  • Malachite 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 4
  • Common Mestra 8
  • Gray Cracker 1
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Tawny Emperor superabundant
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen superabundant
  • Soldier 7
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Gold-spotted Aguna 1
  • Tailed Aguna 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 15
  • Two-barred Flasher 1
  • Glazed Pellicia 3
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 5
  • Brown-banded Skipper 1
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 4
  • Julia's Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 6
  • Clouded Skipper 12
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem abundant
  • Common Mellana 8
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper abundant
  • Purple-washed Skipper 1

Gold-spotted Aguna

Gray Cracker

Marius Hairstreak

Tailed Aguna

Selvi Viswanathan

690. Los Pueblos, Los Alamos, NM
Los Alamos County, NM

The Monarch was feasting on Salvia reggie bloom for almost an hour.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Monarch

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 10
  • Giant Swallowtail 6
  • Southern Dogface 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Large Orange Sulphur 10
  • Lyside Sulphur lots
  • Tailed Orange 2
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Marius Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 12
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 5
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • American Snout lots
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Theona Checkerspot 1
  • Bordered Patch 5
  • Crimson Patch 8
  • Pale-banded Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Tropical Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 12
  • Mexican Bluewing 4
  • Common Mestra 5
  • Tawny Emperor lots
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen lots
  • Soldier 12
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Gold-spotted Aguna 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Brown Longtail 8
  • Glazed Pellicia 3
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Laviana White-Skipper lots
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 10
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper lots
  • Whirlabout 12
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Sachem lots
  • Common Mellana 5
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 10
  • Ocola Skipper lots
  • Purple-washed Skipper 1

Gold-spotted Aguna

Gold-spotted Aguna

Marius Hairstreak

Tropical Buckeye

White-striped Longtail

Glazed Pellicia

Tom Palmer

Fort Meade Peace River Trail
Polk County, FL

Trail just opened last week. Predominant nectar plant Urena lobata

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 4
  • Red-spotted Purple https://sightings.naba.org/sightings/new#
  • Viceroy 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 8
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Monk Skipper 1

Monk Skipper

Robert Epstein

Mandalay Rd
Taylor County, FL

  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Texan Crescent
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper abundant

Eufala Skipper

Texan Crescent

Eufala Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Clouded Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Ocola Skipper

James L. Monroe

Entrance to Osceola NF, Ocean Pond
Baker County, FL

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 9
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout common
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper abundant

Whirlabout

Great Purple Hairstreak

Common Checkered-Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

William D. Beck

Wash near Marana High School
Pima County, AZ

Desert broom blooms are peaking!

  • Checkered White common
  • Southern Dogface common
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Leda Ministreak common
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • American Snout superabundant
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Painted Lady common
  • Tropical Buckeye 2
  • Empress Leilia 2
  • Queen common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common

White Checkered-Skipper

Tropical Buckeye

Leda Ministreak

Lyside Sulphur

Great Purple Hairstreak

Brett Badeaux

Anza Borrego Desert State Park - Tubb Canyon and Big Spring
San Diego County, CA

Very cloudy with slight sun in later afternoon. Very slow exploration involving lots of rock scrambling to go as far down the spring until I felt was no longer worth it. Lots of flowing water and green plants near spring. 2 un-id Blues.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Wright's Metalmark 1
  • California Patch 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Northern White-Skipper 2

Northern White-Skipper

Southern Dogface

Monarch

Dainty Sulphur

Brett Badeaux

Anza Borrego Desert State Park - Culp Valley
San Diego County, CA

Mostly cloudy. A preliminary exploration of an area known to be good in spring, this does not appear to be good for fall

  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • California Patch 1
  • Painted Lady 4

Robert Epstein

Perico Preserve
Manatee County, FL

  • Barred Yellow
  • Cassius Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Mangrove Buckeye abundant
  • White Peacock common
  • Fiery Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Fiery Skipper

Tom Palmer

Florida National Scenic Trail, Green Swamp
Polk County, FL

Partly cloudy and windy

  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 15
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 61
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Zebra Heliconian

Christopher Leslie

San Nicolas Island, CA
Ventura County, CA

Several of these blues were flying around and landing on low growing Australian Saltbush plants on embankment. Partly cloudy day in the 60’s F following rain.

  • Western Pygmy-Blue 6

Western Pygmy-Blue

Western Pygmy-Blue

Western Pygmy-Blue

Randy Harrod

Roosevelt Wetland
Pinellas County, FL

Cool, breezy

  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock common
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Laurel Rhodes

Myakka River State Park
Sarasota County, FL

With Steve Freedman (photos), Mike Stanfield, Sage, Jean Evoy and Fred Allen. Full sun, low 80s, windy.

  • Black Swallowtail 12
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Barred Yellow abundant
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Viceroy 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Little Metalmark

Cloudless Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Craig Marks

western portion of parish, Sabine NWR annd Peveto Woods
Cameron Parish, LA

Lots of butterflies, mostly common but very large numbers still flying for last weekend of Oct.

  • Great Southern White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 11
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Phaon Crescent abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Monarch 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 7
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper abundant
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Bay Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper common
  • Obscure Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper abundant

Michael Drake

Dixon Meadow Preserve
Montgomery County, PA

Sunny, 65, light breeze

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Sachem 1

Harry Zirlin

Mount Loretto Unique Area
Richmond County, NY

Some of the Colias were dark weather morphs

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 10+
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Rich Kostecke

Hornsby Bend
Travis County, TX

Most butterflies nectaring on Cowpen Daisy. I had possible Julia’s and Swarthy skippers, but am not 100% on those ids. The checkered-skippers listed are more accurately classified as Common/White Checkered-skippers.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Southern Dogface 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Tailed Orange 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 15
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Julia Heliconian 10
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 37
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Common Mestra 213
  • Goatweed Leafwing 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Tawny Emperor 4
  • Monarch 7
  • Queen 25
  • White-striped Longtail 21
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 9
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Laviana White-Skipper 4
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 77
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem 20
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 14
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Bordered Patch

American Snout

Cloudless Sulphur

Broad-winged Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Mestra

Common Mestra

Giant Swallowtail

Large Orange Sulphur

Julia Heliconian

Hackberry Emperor

Question Mark

Monarch

Southern Dogface

Ocola Skipper

Sickle-winged Skipper

Laviana White-Skipper

Texan Crescent

Tailed Orange

Pipevine Swallowtail

Turk's-cap White-Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

White-striped Longtail

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

65, sunny, All activity on late blooming asters.
Most Fiery skippers I’ve seen in PA. Also new late date for this species

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 6

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 25
  • Sachem 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ My yard NABA #1151
Cape May County, NJ

New yard butterfly #43 ~ a Checkered White. This is species #33 for the year here. I see from the SJ BUtterfly blog that only one other Checkered White has been seen in CMC back in 2013 and that Louise Zemaitis said it had been 15 years prior to that since a CW had been seen in CMC. Amazing to be outside most of the day and able to get pictures. I had no idea it was so rare here. I was also surprised to see a fresh Long-tailed Skipper in the yard. There are several Monarch cats and about 5 Black Swallowtail cats. Good day here about 70, sunny with winds about 8 MPH.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 8
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Variegated Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Checkered White

Jeanette Klodzen

Sentry Trail (Antelope Island)
Davis County, UT

Surprised to see the Blues in the middle of the 15,000 acres burned in July. Not sure how they survived. Happy they did!

  • Western Pygmy-Blue 3
  • Melissa Blue 1

Allan R. Loudell

West Virginia welcome station / rest stop, southbound Route 79 NW of Morgantown
Monongalia County, WV

Monarch flying erratically, in no particular direction.
Mid-afternoon, upper 70s, somewhat windy.

Saw many Cabbage Whites while driving through eastern Ohio; southwestern Pennsylvania; and northeastern West Virginia on a warm, pleasant day!

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1

William D. Beck

Wash Near Marana High School
Pima County, AZ

Revisit to the desert broom wash this morning still found the butterflies interested!

  • Checkered White
  • Southern Dogface
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Tailed Orange
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Leda Ministreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Palmer's Metalmark
  • American Snout superabundant
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Texan Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Tropical Buckeye
  • Empress Leilia
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Eufala Skipper

Great Purple Hairstreak

Leda Ministreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Southern Dogface

Tropical Buckeye

Western Pygmy-Blue

Variegated Fritillary

Gray Hairstreak

American Lady

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Many nectar sources but not much lep activity. It got a little better towards mid-afternoon (2pm). It was very windy as the day started off. Partly cloudy conditions turned to cloudy. E.Perry and R.Warner

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow common
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • White Peacock 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Georgia Satyr 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 10
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Georgia Satyr

Cloudless Sulphur

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Dusted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Dusted Skipper

Common Buckeye

Southern Broken-Dash

Whirlabout

Little Metalmark

Little Yellow

Kathy Barylski

Catoctin Creek Park
Frederick County, MD

1:45-4:15 pm; 72 and sunny. Walk all major areas of park. Little Yellow is extremely rare in this area.

  • Cabbage White 14
  • Orange Sulphur 16
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 15

Variegated Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Little Yellow

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

Melanie Link Taylor

Residential Butterfly Garden, Apple Valley CAL
San Bernardino County, CA

This Monarch came through our residential butterfly garden on a mild (78F) overcast fall day.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Steven Rosenthal

Firemen's Memorial Park, Point Lookout
Nassau County, NY

70 degrees, breezy, early to midafternoon visit. The Checkered White seen up close was quite worn, as was the lady. Monarch was seen over Meadowbrook State Parkway, while car was enroute to Pt Lookout.

  • Checkered White 1-2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5-6
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 1

Nathan Dubrow

Ocean Ave. Beach, Hyannis
Barnstable County, MA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1

Allan R. Loudell

White Clay Creek Preserve
Chester County, PA

Mid-afternoon one-hour walk, upper 70s & somewhat windy.

Eastern Commas: Blackish undersides.

Also, Catalpa Sphinx moth & Bicolored Sallow moths resting on wall of White Clay Creek Preserve offices.

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Common Buckeye 1

Daniel Jones

Resaca de la Palma, Smiley Face, Loma Alta
Cameron County, TX

Coastal Specialties trip for Texas Butterfly Festival

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 5
  • Boisduval's Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 20
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 100
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Rounded Metalmark 15
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 5
  • Red-bordered Pixie 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Vesta Crescent 3
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 10
  • Gray Cracker 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 10
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Mimosa Skipper 3
  • Glazed Pellicia 1
  • Mazans Scallopwing 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 5
  • Brown-banded Skipper 1
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Saltbush Sootywing 6
  • Pale-rayed Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 10
  • Clouded Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Common Mellana 3
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Obscure Skipper 15
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Pale-rayed Skipper

Obscure Skipper

Saltbush Sootywing

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Blue Metalmark

White-patched Skipper

Allan R. Loudell

University of Delaware Botanical Garden, south Newark
New Castle County, DE

Mid-afternoon, temperatures in upper 70s, windy at times.

Common Buckeyes butterflies often nectaring alongside Ailanthus Webworm moths & Yellow-Collared Scape moths

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 15+

John J. Collins

Rose Garden, Colonial Park, Franklin Township
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3

Venice Kelly

just off south beaver creek rd. 6 miles south of nederland
Gilpin County, CO

we are still having unusually warm weather for this time of year in the mountains. we were walking in a small meadow that is surrounded by aspen and pine trees. the elevation is 8,500 feet. it was mostly cloudy, 60F so was surprised to see anything flying at all.

  • Dainty Sulphur 2

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard NABA # 1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

Mostly sunny, winds 5-8 MPH, Temp’s up to 78. Most probably the last good day for butterflies. Never before have I had 15 species this late in the year. Images of all species obtained. Best of the day were 2 Painted Ladies with one mint fresh just after 10AM. These are only #9 & #10 for our county this year. One PL stayed all day nectaring on Lantana. Also Long-tailed Skipper continued all day. Many of the butterflies have become aggressive chasing the other species off the flowers.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 21

Long-tailed Skipper

Painted Lady

Question Mark

Orange Sulphur

Meg Kauder

Pasadena
Anne Arundel County, MD

Monarch was nectaring on new england asters from 1:00-4:30.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA areas and nearby fields near Fairton
Cumberland County, NJ

A final hurrah perhaps, with a sunny, 78 degree gem to find late season fliers. Record late season dates for Swarthy and Silver-spotted Skipper, plus near record late date for Little Yellow.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 17
  • Cloudless Sulphur 23
  • Little Yellow 11
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 14
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem 19
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Little Yellow

Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Cloudless Sulphur

Common Checkered-Skipper

American Lady

Michael Diederich

Chappaqua Mountain Road, Chappaqua, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Fiery Skipper

John Gorey

Silver City
Grant County, NM

  • Cabbage White common
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Mexican Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Painted Lady common
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Jim Egbert

Upper Delta WMA
Baldwin County, AL

Dry and dusty,swamp rd. shoulders were mowed about a month ago,but it has been 37 days since our last rain which means that flowering plants have not recovered.This sight list is from 4hrs in the field.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Question Mark 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 7
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Tom Palmer

Lake Blue Scrub
Polk County, FL

Very little still blooming.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 11
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • White Peacock 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Eastern Comma
  • Fiery Skipper