November 2016 Sightings

Tom Palmer

State Road 60 east of Walkinwater Road
Polk County, FL

Breezy. Some good patches of Bidens. DOT mowing crews haven’t reached this area yet.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 67
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 37
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 26
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 11
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 68
  • Dorantes Longtail 7
  • White Checkered-Skipper 19
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 7
  • Fiery Skipper 13
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Ocola Skipper 117

Barbara Peck

Anderson
Shasta County, CA

A Gulf Fritillary was visiting my yard again today. There have been 1 or 2 regularly all summer and now into fall after first showing up last year occasionally.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Gulf Fritillary

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

Jim Egbert

East Canal, Lagoon Pass ,Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Jean Evoy

Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area
Charlotte County, FL

Peace River Butterfly Society Field Trip.Pictures by Jean Evoy and Steve Freedman.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Barred Yellow
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Little Metalmark
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock
  • Viceroy
  • Georgia Satyr
  • Delaware Skipper

Viceroy

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Little Metalmark

Andrew Block

Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx,
Bronx County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Andrew Block

corner of Central Park and Alta Vista Aves., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

60 and sunny

  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Partly sunny, mid 70’s.

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Eastern Comma
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Checkered-Skipper

John Heyse

at home Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Cabbage White 1
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd. Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

The reports of sighting will be daily, and they will show the change in populations as the weather changes here on this part of the northern Gulf Coast.These reports will start November 1 and will continue to March 15.There are several species that over winter as adults in this area.
This day was; Temps, range was mid 80s pm to low 60s am.
This is the 37 days with out rain.
Winds were on shore after mid morning and off shore after sunset.
Off shore flow was less that 10 mph,with on shore flow no more than 15 mph.
Clear sky.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch common
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly Odonate and Butterfly count. Survey with Della Wells.

11:40 AM to 01:40 PM; air temperature ranged from 64 to 75 F; winds calm.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Lady 1

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile West of US route 1, Nottingham, PA 19362
Chester County, PA

After several frosts and today’s warmup to mid 70’s I was surprised to see this fresh Long-tailed Skipper at noon, mostly nectaring on Lantana. The Fiery, Silver Spotted and Sachems were well worn females. Strawberry Clearwings were out too.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2

Long-tailed Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Long-tailed Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Beth Polvino

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

Sunny & warm 72 degrees, light winds Monarchs came flying in this AM with 18 by noon and ending with 7 still here. 2 Monarch cats and 11 chrysalis remaining though 3 of those look failed. 2 Black Swallowtail cats on curly parsley. Rotten fruit great for multiple Red Admirals, multiple Question Marks and an Easter Comma. (images) Best day ever for Orange Sulphurs in my yard.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 16
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch 18
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 19
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Red Admiral, Question Mark

Question Mark, Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Ocola Skipper

Meg Kauder

Pasadena,Md.
Anne Arundel County, MD

3 Monarchs today +4 sulphurs on New England Asters. Full sun gardens , 68 degrees.

  • Monarch 3

Monarch

Tom Palmer

Stokes Preserve
Polk County, FL

Garberia, Pittyopsis still blooming

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 5
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd. Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Clear sky
High mid 80s
Low low 60s
Winds off shore and light AM,to on shore and less than 15.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Monarch 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Beth Polvino

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

1/2 hr at 11AM sunny, 76 degrees with light winds.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 7
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Beth Polvino

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

Between 2 & 3PM, temps dropping into the 60’s with less sun and more wind

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 9

Red-banded Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Beth Polvino

Lower Twp - Garrett Family Preserve @Cape Island Creek
Cape May County, NJ

Great walk in newly opened preserve. The green trail had a field of yellow flowers with Monarchs, tons of Sulphurs and more. Mostly sunny, temps 76 with light winds.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Monarch 21
  • Sachem 3

Sachem

Orange Sulphur

American Lady

Brett Badeaux

Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve
Riverside County, CA

High 70s, full sun.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Acmon Blue 7
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 18
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Northern White-Skipper 1

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow abundant
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye 22
  • White Peacock 20
  • Viceroy 8
  • Georgia Satyr 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 12
  • Dorantes Longtail 7
  • Zarucco Duskywing 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 17
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 11
  • Southern Broken-Dash 15
  • Dusted Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 30

Zarucco Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Twin-spot Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Dusted Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Barred Yellow

Viceroy

White Peacock

Fiery Skipper

Dorantes Longtail

Common Checkered-Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Andy Birkey

Coldwater Springs, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Hennepin County, MN

Sunny. 64 degrees. I’ve never seen butterflies this late in the season in Minnesota. The blues were a bit worn. The Common Checkered-Skipper flew away before I could snap a photo.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

Sunny, 60, all sightings at New England Aster. The fresh Fiery Skippers of yesterday were AWOL

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Comma
  • Fiery Skipper

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd. Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Mostly clear
Temps.
Highs upper 80s
Low in upper 60s
Wind remained off shore with the passage of a cold front.
The front was dry;still on rain.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 10
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Ocola Skipper 3

David H. Bartholomew

Pleasanton Ridge
Alameda County, CA

Recent rains are greening the hills. Zero flowers at present, but this coming spring could be really good.

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red Admiral 3

Beth Polvino

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

Sunny temps in the low to mid 60’s with winds 10-20 MPH. Butterflies were flying but stayed low and sunned themselves. Winds died down some midday. 2 Monarchs enclosed midday.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 9
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 18

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Comma

Brett Badeaux

Lower Rainbow Creek/Santa Margarita River Trail
San Diego County, CA

Full sun, mid 70s. Parts of the rainbow creek trail intersect with the river trails.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 2
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 5
  • California Sister 2
  • Northern White-Skipper 1

Christopher Leslie

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

Butterfly was occasionally feeding at Spikeweed flowers and landing in dry grass at native plant restoration area. Wings had orange tint in flight. Partly cloudy day in the 70’s F.

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Orange Sulphur

Vicki DeLoach

Etowah River Park
Cherokee County, GA

Hundreds of butterflies in the last month at wildflowers along the Etowah River - an oasis in our drought for good numbers of Monarchs passing through (as recently as yesterday), as well as 15+ other species including rare Checkered White’s, consistently good numbers of Little Yellow’s, and lingering Long-tailed skippers. Some species, like Sleepy Orange’s, have wrapped up. Here are 17 species we’ve seen just this month.

We don’t know how long the wildflowers have been there - wildly seeded & not maintained. This new park and its footbridge provide access. It will be interesting to see what wildflowers, and butterfly species, fly in the Spring there. I still have a few visitors in my home butterfly garden including Long-tailed skipper (today), Cloudless sulphurs, Gulf fritillaries, and Clouded skippers.

  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper

Checkered White

Little Yellow

Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Monarch

Common Buckeye

American Lady

Carolyn McCartney

back yard
Rockingham County, VA

adults, caterpillars, and chrysalis.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Monarch superabundant

Mike Reese

Montello, near the dam
Marquette County, WI

My first Sachem from Marquette County and my first one in WI since 2014.

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Sachem

Rich Kelly

Kissena Park/Corridor
Queens County, NY

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Question Mark 1

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 9
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

Sunny, 60, breezy

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 20+

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Eastern Comma
  • Fiery Skipper

Craig Marks

Burns Point,Hwy 317 bridge over intercoastal canal, Cypremort point
St. Mary Parish, LA

temps got up to 82. Still a lot of b/fs flying along the Gulf Coast in LA

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent superabundant
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 7
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 16
  • Clouded Skipper 11
  • Least Skipper 9
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper abundant

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Mostly sunny with 64 degrees when seeing the one Cabbage White. 2:00pm ET

  • Cabbage White 1

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd.Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Partly cloudy
High upper 70s
Low mid 50s
Winds were off shore early AM,and easterly by mid morning.
The mid morning wind built to 20 - 25mph,but we’re calm by sun set.
There was a heavy dew this morning.
One of the Monarhs sighted had been tagged;could not get close for a iPhone photo,and could locate again when I got my capture net;this was the 1st time to see a tagged Monarch.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch common
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Slightly cooler temps. and an increasing breeze made it less than ideal, and it is obvious the “butterfly season” is winding down for this area. Good stands of blazing-star, honeycombhead, and summer’s farewell are nearly empty but for the occasional butterfly and honeybee. We only stayed two hours as the breeze became fairly strong making it difficult to take photos, our main goal. E.Perry and R.Warner.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow abundant
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 6
  • Viceroy 6
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Ocola Skipper 7

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Long-tailed Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Whirlabout

Giant Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Michael Diederich

Rockland Lake, Congers
Rockland County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2

Jim Wilkinson

Doctor Patel Drive, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

John Lampkin

Tree Tops County Park, Davie
Broward County, FL

With Robert Epstein
2:15 - 3; 81 degrees

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • Malachite 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2

John Lampkin

Long Key Natural Area, Davie
Broward County, FL

With Robert Epstein 1-2 pm
81 degrees
+ 2 Atala cats
This site is dependable for Atala and Daggerwings

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Atala 3
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 8
  • White Peacock 3
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 5
  • Dorantes Longtail 2

Atala

Atala

Ruddy Daggerwing

Atala caterpillar

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Fiery Skipper

Jim Egbert

Oyster Bay Rd . Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Partly Cloudy
Winds mostly;easterly
10-15mph
Temps. upper 50s AM. to upper 70s PM
Still on rain.

  • Little Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper abundant

Brian Ahern

Green Cay Wetlands
Palm Beach County, FL

Seen while birding. Atalas found in parking area.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Atala 20
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • White Peacock 12
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 3

Atala

Julie Appleget

Withlacoochee State Forest Citrus tract
Citrus County, FL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 9

Gulf Fritillary

Meske's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Emily Spinks

Thomasville
Davidson County, NC

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

Jim Egbert

Co Rd 34 Summerdale
Baldwin County, AL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2,
  • Long-tailed Skipper 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

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

Partly to mostly cloudy
Wind; light and variable
Temp. low 60s. - upper 70s
Another day with on rain.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 11
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Carolina Satyr 7
  • Monarch 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason/Dixon line, 19362
Chester County, PA

Quite windy and chilly air @ 56° with clear skies. Butterflies looking poorly for the most part, with few exceptions in the end of the season.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Variegated Fritillary

Common Checkered-Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

2 miles south of Kirkwood, PA 17536
Lancaster County, PA

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye 7

Beth Polvino

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

Windy, cool, butterflies staying low and numbers down

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 9
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Alan R Mennig

Tyler Arboretum
Delaware County, PA

55 degrees; sunny

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Larry Fellows

my yard in Tucson
Pima County, AZ

Sixth record from AZ and first from Pima County.

  • Sonoran Hairstreak 1

Sonoran Hairstreak

Tom Fiore

Gerritsen Beach, & Floyd Bennett Field, in Brooklyn
Kings County, NY

Only the Sachem is a possible late record date for the NYC area (?), others have been found later, most more than a few times. There was a potential Pearl Crescent sighting, but whatever it was escaped from view too rapidly! Weather was sunny & mild in afternoon - sightings were in the afternoon hours.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 8+
  • Orange Sulphur 10+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 10+
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Sachem

Common Buckeye

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA near Fairton, NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

Continuing strong, late season flight in the area. Continued area record late dates for Little Yellow and White M Hairstreaks.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 1
  • White M Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 31
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

White M Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Little Yellow

Variegated Fritillary

Cabbage White

Common Checkered-Skipper

Beth Polvino

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

Warmer, sunnier and less wind today = flying more butterflies. Still have Back Swallowtail caterpillars. Still have a dozen Monarch chrysalis.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 7
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 21
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Cabbage White

Brett Badeaux

Huntington Central Park - East side
Orange County, CA

Full sun, up to high 80s, from 9:00 to 11:00. More focus was on birds. Was surprised to see Anise out this late.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Marine Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Fiery Skipper 6

Andrew Block

corner of Old Army & Ardsley Rds., Scarsdale,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Sandy-Crystal Vaughn

Corner of 37 and 72
Live Oak County, TX

Queens and Soldiers coming in to roost for the night (6:30 pm)

  • Queen
  • Soldier

Soldier

Queen, Soldier

Queen, Soldier

Jim Egbert

Lillian Swamp WMA. Lillian
Baldwin County, AL

Not many butterflies,but did locate a patch of Mountain Laurel;something to revisit in the spring.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd. Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Light rain AM;two day (8th & 9th) ~ 1in
Cloudy AM to mostly cloudy late morning
Wind ;light and northerly with the passage of the rain.
Temps; lower 60s AM,and upper 70s
Spanish Needles perked up,and the Canola is returning.The Canola has enough presents that many of the day’s sighting were visiting it,where a couple of days before there were none.

  • Little Yellow 9
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch common
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Venice Kelly

bridge meadow between mud lake and caribou open space 2 miles north of nederland
Boulder County, CO

we were out for an hour…. 12:20 to 1:30 65F and full sun. elevation 8,500 feet. amazing weather. again, i am completely surprised to see any butterflies. this is one of our study sites for boulder county open space and i believe this is the first time to see butterflies this late on this study site.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 7

Dainty Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Jim Wilkinson

Meadowbrook Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 8

Clouded Sulphur

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

Jim Egbert

East Canal,Gulf Shores and Roscoe Rd ,Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Partly to Mostly Cloudy
Northerly wind
10-20 mph
Temps.upper 40s - lower 70s

  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Beth Polvino

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

Mostly sunny, 55F winds 10-20 MPH

  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 5

Variegated Fritillary

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

The latest I have ever seen one in Pennsylvania.

  • Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA near Fairton
Cumberland County, NJ

Mostly cloudy, 62 degrees at my early afternoon visit. This area remains active with everything coming into this large, decaying field of goldenrod.

The breaks in clouds revealed a very warming sun and it was educational to watch how the butterfly activity reacted. Cloudless Sulphurs, absent from yesterday’s visit, were the most obvious species to watch as they reacted to the sun’s appearances. Like a natural game of musical chairs, they flew in the warming sun, only to hit the deck immediately after it withdrew.

The appearance of Little Yellow once again was another record setting surprise for our area and based on my photos, is a different individual than another found three days ago.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 8

Little Yellow

Red-banded Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Variegated Fritillary

Cloudless Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd. Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Mostly Sunny
Easterly wind
Wind,10 - 15
Temps;lower 40s -upper 60s

  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Beth Polvino

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

Sunny, high temp 62 but winds brisk at 20-30 MPH but more butterflies today. One fresh Variegated Fritillary and one rag seen. Black Swallowtails & chrysalis continue as do Monarch Chrysalis.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 8

Orange Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Variegated Fritillary

Brett Badeaux

Dinwiddie Preserve
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, low 80s, from 10:00 to 11:00. Sulphurs are fly ins from neighborhood, Southern Dogface was an unexpected stray.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Jenny Tough

Edgewater Commons Lane, Westport, CT
Fairfield County, CT

Monarch landed on a hydrangea bloom.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Allan R. Loudell

Along Route 273 -- Ogletown
New Castle County, DE

Observed Orange Sulphur flying along road - Route 273 - midday, partly sunny, with temperatures of 49—50 degrees.

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Jim Wilkinson

Schooley Mill Park
Howard County, MD

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2

Orange Sulphur

Variegated Fritillary

Tom Palmer

Mackay Gardens & Lakeside Preerve
Polk County, FL

Quick late afternoon hike

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 27
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Michael Drake

Pennypack at Pine Road
Philadelphia County, PA

Sunny and 50 degrees.

  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral

Curtis A. Lehman

Swissvale
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Craig Marks

Jefferson Island, Rip Van Winkle garden and rookery
Iberia Parish, LA

temps climbed to 75 around noon. Long-tailed Skippers and Ocola Skippers continue to have a good year. The Least Skippers were in the high grass around the rookery pond.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 17
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 7
  • Least Skipper 27
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper abundant

Jim Egbert

Gulf State Park,Romar Beach.beach access Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny
Southerly wind
Winds 5-10 mph
Temps. mid 40s - mid 70s

  • Little Yellow 7
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch common
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Ken Wilson

Tijuana River Valley Regional Park, San Diego
San Diego County, CA

Partially sunny and warm.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 5
  • Marine Blue 12
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 1

Painted Lady

Queen

Red Admiral

Monarch

Rich Kostecke

Hornsby Bend
Travis County, TX

Lots of butterflies still coming in to Cowpen Daisy and plantings (lantana, Turk’s Cap, Salvia, etc.) around the bird blind. Common Checkered-skippers are more accurately classified as Common/White Checkered-skippers.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Tailed Orange 36
  • Little Yellow 21
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 31
  • American Snout 19
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 30
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Common Mestra 445
  • Goatweed Leafwing 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 12
  • White-striped Longtail 3
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 18
  • Laviana White-Skipper 8
  • Clouded Skipper 7
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Eufala Skipper 7

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Bordered Patch

Cloudless Sulphur

Common Mestra

Julia Heliconian

Fatal Metalmark

Phaon Crescent

Laviana White-Skipper

Mimosa Yellow

Texan Crescent

Tailed Orange

Zebra Heliconian

Sickle-winged Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

White-striped Longtail

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Comma
  • Fiery Skipper

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd, Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny
Wind southerly
Wind 10 - 15 mph
Temps,Low 50s - mid 70s

  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch common
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 12

Beth Polvino

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

High winds until about 1 PM, sunny about 56 F. I was happy to have Painted Lady come in and nectar on the rotten fruit. Later it nectared on flowers & was still around 4 hrs later.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 12

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

Painted Lady

Beth Polvino

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

14 Black Swallowtail caterpillars in various stages.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 11

Brett Badeaux

Fullerton Arboretum
Orange County, CA

Sunny, high 80s. Here from 11:00 to 12:15.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20+
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Marine Blue common
  • Gulf Fritillary 20+
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Monarch 16
  • Queen 1
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Umber Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Large Orange Sulphur

Brett Badeaux

Gilman Park
Orange County, CA

Sunny. From 10:00 to 10:50. No flowers here but surely in yards surrounding this site. Surprised at how many Giant Swallowtails were here.

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Marine Blue 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Fiery Skipper common

Rich Kostecke

Texas Camp, Lake Georgetown
Williamson County, TX

Spent 4 hours (0900-1300) hiking a 3 mile loop along the San Gabriel River above where it widens into Lake Georgetown.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Southern Dogface 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Tailed Orange 4
  • Little Yellow 103
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 30
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 17
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 13
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Phaon Crescent 33
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Common Buckeye 36
  • Common Mestra 250
  • Goatweed Leafwing 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Queen 41
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 13
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 6

Common Checkered-Skipper

American Snout

Ceraunus Blue

Cloudless Sulphur

Common Mestra

Common Buckeye

Goatweed Leafwing

Gulf Fritillary

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Goatweed Leafwing

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Tailed Orange

Variegated Fritillary

Queen

Carolyn McCartney

Bridgewater
Rockingham County, VA

Even after a hard freeze, I am still finding caterpillars, have rescued more than 30, some of which have developed into a chrysalis. Also spotted a few adults

  • Monarch 3

Andrew Block

corner of Central Park Ave. & Crisfield St., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Don DuBois

Magnolia
Montgomery County, TX

Backyard at 9627 Crestwater Circle, Magnolia.

  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Jim Egbert

East Canal,Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny
Wind,southerly
Wind, light
Temps,lower 50s - lower 70s

  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Brett Badeaux

Mile Square Regional Park
Orange County, CA

Sunny, high in 80s. 10:00 to 12:30. A newly hatched female Large Orange Sulphur was seen being paired with, confirming breeding at this site on some kind of small tree I will try to ID later. The mating female was extremely small.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 6
  • Marine Blue 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 20+
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White

Jim Egbert

Bon Secour NWR on Mobile St,.Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny;one week since last measured rain.
Winds, southerly
Wind,light
Temps,mid.40s - mid.70s
Spanish Needles have rebounded from mowing a month earlier,and last weeks rain.

  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Ocola Skipper 12

Beth Polvino

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

cloudy morning with drizzle, partly sunny PM, high 50’s light winds. 12 Black Swallowtail caterpillars continue

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Sachem 9

Painted Lady

Orange Sulphur

Variegated Fritillary

Jim Wilkinson

Meadowbrook Park
Howard County, MD

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Orange Sulphur

Tom Palmer

Colt Creek State Park
Polk County, FL

Sunny and in the 70s.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Barred Yellow 15
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 12
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 9
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

A few New England Asters are the final source of nectar locally.
59 degrees, sunny

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Sachem

Don DuBois

Shangri-La Gardens
Orange County, TX

Zebra longwings were abundant.

  • Zebra Heliconian abundant

Zebra Heliconian

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd ,Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny
Winds,southerly
Wind,10 - 15 mph
Temps.,low 50s - mid 70s

  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch common
  • Fiery Skipper common

Beth Polvino

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

Temps high 50’s, light winds, mostly sunny. Today I found 6 Cabbage White caterpillars & 1 Monarch caterpillar. Of the 12 Black Swallowtail caterpillars found several days ago 2 have died, 6 have gone into chrysalis and the rest are still on the curly parsley eating and growing.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 9

Fiery Skipper

Cabbage White caterpillar

Painted Lady

Question Mark

Monarch

Rich Kostecke

Presidio de San Saba Historic Site
Menard County, TX

All butterflies at the plantings (Gregg’s mistflower, lantana, etc.) around the picnic pavilion. Common Checkered-skippers more accurately classified as Common/White Checkered-skippers. I am not 100% sure on the Julia’s Skipper ID. The Soldier is potentially a new county record.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 16
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 3
  • Soldier 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Eufala Skipper 3

Cloudless Sulphur

Monarch

Queen

Soldier

Sachem

Southern Dogface

Julia's Skipper?

Sachem

Sleepy Orange

Gulf Fritillary

Curtis A. Lehman

Monroeville
Allegheny County, PA

  • Orange Sulphur

Curtis A. Lehman

Murraysville
Westmoreland County, PA

  • Orange Sulphur

Don DuBois

Backyard 9627 Crestwater Circle
Montgomery County, TX

A white Large orange sulfur.

  • Large Orange Sulphur 1

Large Orange Sulphur

Don DuBois

Backyard 9627 Crestwater Circle
Montgomery County, TX

The Common Mestra is usually not common here - but this year it seems to be fairly common across a large area of Texas.

  • Common Mestra 1

Common Mestra

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd. Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Mostly sunny
Winds,south and southwesterly
Wind,10 - 15 mph
Temps. upper 40s -upper 70s

  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 5
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Kathy Barylski

Catoctin Creek Park
Frederick County, MD

Upper 50s and sunny. Just over an hour, covering most of park. Very limited nectar sources, although asters still blooming in front of nature center. Varigated fritillary was about same size as the White!

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 1

Orange Sulphur

Cabbage White

Variegated Fritillary

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason/Dixon line, 19362
Chester County, PA

Mid afternoon, 58°, breezy, full sun brought out these four species.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Denis C. Quinn

2 miles south of Kirkwood, PA 17536
Lancaster County, PA

09:00 while moving Turkey fencing in large pasture, we kicked up these two species.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2

Todd Eiben

Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve
Cuyahoga County, OH

  • Cabbage White 26
  • Clouded Sulphur 52
  • Orange Sulphur 22
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Todd Eiben

Lakeside Landing
Lorain County, OH

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 64
  • Orange Sulphur 42
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Pearl Crescent

Common Checkered-Skipper

Cabbage White

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

65 degrees, sunny

  • Sachem 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Mark Adams

Jones Mill Rd, Jarmans Gap Rd, Clark Rd, Piedmont Store
Albemarle County, VA

13:30-15:45 EST. Sunny (0% cloud), 0-5 mph wind, 70-73 deg F (near record). Almost the only flowers were in the roadside gardens along Jarmans Gap Rd near Old Trail, so most of the butterflies were here. Was surprised that I did not see any Commas or Question Marks. All the Sachem were worn; others looked fresh or nearly so.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 16
  • Sachem 15

Variegated Fritillary

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

from 9:15 to 15:15

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Florida White 1
  • Great Southern White 5
  • Southern Dogface 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Large Orange Sulphur 12
  • Lyside Sulphur 50
  • Tailed Orange 2
  • Little Yellow 20
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Marius Hairstreak 1
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 10
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 8
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Clytie Ministreak 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Fatal Metalmark 10
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Pixie 3
  • American Snout 1000
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Julia Heliconian 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Mexican Fritillary 3
  • Bordered Patch 6
  • Crimson Patch 8
  • Pale-banded Crescent 6
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 20
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • White Peacock 10
  • Mexican Bluewing 8
  • Common Mestra 6
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Tawny Emperor 100
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 200
  • Soldier 40
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 8
  • Glazed Pellicia 15
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Laviana White-Skipper 25
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 20
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 100
  • Whirlabout 10
  • Southern Broken-Dash 10
  • Sachem 10
  • Common Mellana 15
  • Eufala Skipper 15
  • Ocola Skipper 10
  • Purple-washed Skipper 1

Zebra Heliconian

Mexican Fritillary

Pale-banded Crescent

Red-bordered Pixie

Glazed Pellicia

Marius Hairstreak

Julia Heliconian

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd. Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Partly to mostly cloudy
Winds,south to southwesterly
Wind,5 - 10 mph
Temps, low 50s - low 80s

  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 4
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Santa Ana N. W. R.
Hidalgo County, TX

42 species. We didn’t walk very far (1% of trails). We were pleasantly surprised by the flowers and butterflies. Hope to come back and spend more time.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Southern Dogface 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 6
  • Lyside Sulphur 21
  • Little Yellow common
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 4
  • Cassius Blue 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 4
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 11
  • Queen 15
  • Soldier 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Brown Longtail 4
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 2
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 8
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Eufala Skipper 7
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Purple-washed Skipper 2

Common Mellana

Purple-washed Skipper

White-patched Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason/Dixon line, 19362
Chester County, PA

Overnight low 36° and up to 69° midafternoon under full sun and a light breeze. Zero nectar sources, except for two Lantanas in large pots I bring out of shelter, with scant few blooms now.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Andrew Block

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

Fresh adult seen in my friends garden. He just released about a dozen over the last few weeks that were chrysalids from his garden.

  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Doctor Patel Drive, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Orange Sulphur

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

September in November, 65 and sunny

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Sachem 4

William D. Beck

Multiple Locations; Sal del Ray, Old Port Isabel Rd, National Butterfly Center, Bentsen Palm Drive, Falcon Lake SP
Hidalgo County, TX

Visited LRGV from Wed 16th thru Sat 19th.

  • Marius Hairstreak
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak
  • Xami Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Lacey's Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak
  • Clytie Ministreak

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Clytie Ministreak

Marius Hairstreak

Marius Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Lacey's Scrub-Hairstreak

Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak

Xami Hairstreak

Xami Hairstreak

Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Dusky-blue Groundstreak

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd. ,Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Cloudy early AM,but sunny by 10am;no rain
Winds ,northerly
Wind,15 - 20mph ;gusts from 25 - 30mph
Temps,lower 50s - lower 70s

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • Monarch 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Beth Polvino

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

Another unbelievable November weather day ~ sunny, 68 F with winds 10-15 MPH Butterflies flying but staying low. Painted Lady not seen today but American Lady now here. 5 Black Swallowtail cats still present on Curly Parsley, Cabbage White cats also continue. Monarch tagged here on Oct 20th still continues. Doing yard clean up found 2 Monarch chrysalis.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 10

American Lady

Monarch chrysalis

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Common Buckeye

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raritan, NJ
Somerset County, NJ

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Gina Sousa

Royal Palm Beach
Palm Beach County, FL

I was pleasantly surprised to see two Atalas nectaring on Spanish Needles in a wooded area. One flew to a Brazilian pepper tree and that’s when I was able to take the picture.

  • Atala 2

Atala

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd. Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny
Winds, northerly
Wind,windy gusts to 35mph
Temps.upper 30s - lower 60s

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Clifford Hence

Fort Mott
Salem County, NJ

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 1

Don DuBois

Backyard 9627 Crestwater Circle
Montgomery County, TX

Sunny & warm, good numbers of butterflies visiting purple coneflowers.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Queen

Orange Sulphur

Jim Egbert

East Canal,Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny
Wind, northerly
Winds,10 - 15mph
Temps,low 30s - mid 60s no freeze

  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Tom Palmer

Lewis Arboretum, Winter Haven
Polk County, FL

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1

Ceraunus Blue

Laurel Rhodes

Celery Fields Park and Audubon Center
Sarasota County, FL

Monthly count. With Steve Freedman (photos), Karen Finch, Dale and Jane Wallace, and John Lampkin. Temp low 80s, full sun. Site had been mowed recently yet our species total was consistent with counts from the last few months.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow abundant
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 13
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 31
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 17
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 11
  • Southern Skipperling 27
  • Fiery Skipper 6

White Checkered-Skipper

Barred Yellow

Ceraunus Blue

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd. Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny
Wind,variable
Winds,5 - 10mph
Temps,lower 30s - lower 70s not a freeze.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Monarch 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper common

John Gorey

San Vicente Cienega Trail
Grant County, NM

It is getting colder in Silver City but the leps continue to fly in the sunny areas.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Daniel Jones

Jones yard, Progreso Lakes
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Large Orange Sulphur 6
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Red-bordered Pixie 3
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 1
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Double-dotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Double-dotted Skipper

Double-dotted Skipper

Red-bordered Pixie

Don DuBois

Backyard 9627 Crestwater Circle
Montgomery County, TX

One Long-tailed Skipper was missing tails.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 12

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Southern Dogface

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd.,Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny
Winds, Variable
Wind, 10 - 15mph
Temp. lower 40s - mid 70s

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch common
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Cameron County, TX

20 species. We were delighted to see the uncommon Orange-barred Sulphur. (Found previously by Steve Moore.) Sabal Palm Sanctuary was locked up.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 2
  • Mexican Bluewing 2
  • Queen 10
  • Soldier 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Dorantes Longtail

Daniel Jones

Jones yard at Progreso Lakes
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Red-bordered Pixie 3
  • American Snout 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 4
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Double-dotted Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Southern Dogface

Dorantes Longtail

Red-bordered Pixie

Double-dotted Skipper

Double-dotted Skipper

Double-dotted Skipper

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd.,Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Partly Cloudy
Wind, Southerly
Wind, 10 - 15mph
Temp. low 80s

  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Ken Wilson

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

Sunny, 73 degrees, a light wind.

  • Becker's White 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 20+

Western Pygmy-Blue

Becker's White

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd.,Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny
Wind, Northerly
Wind, 5 - 10
Temp. low 50s - mid 70s

  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3

John Gorey

Little Cherry Creek
Grant County, NM

~8000 ft elevation

  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Vicki DeLoach

Etowah River Park
Cherokee County, GA

It was 65 & sunny so we headed over to the river in the afternoon to see if any butterflies had survived our continued light frosts. I was surprised to find 9 species still flying. Tiny asters & goldenrod are the main nectar sources (we found the favorite nectar source, wild cosmos, dead from light frost on 11-15-16). It appears that some butterflies will fly there until we have a hard frost. Yet I haven’t had a butterfly in our yard in the same county since a Variegated fritillary visited on 11-11-16.

Note re the Sleepy Orange photo: this individual was the size & shape of a Little Yellow but marked like a winter Sleepy Orange.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Common Buckeye

Sleepy Orange

Fiery Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Richard G Snider

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Hidalgo County, TX

Perching Saliana - Saliana esperi First U.S. record!
Photo by Steve Norris.
Found on the Friday PM butterfly walk.

  • Perching Saliana 1

Perching Saliana (photo by Steve Norris)

Tom Palmer

Colt Creek State Park
Polk County, FL

Pollinators becoming scarce here, but still plenty of nectar sources.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 17
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 5
  • Carolina Satyr 21
  • Dorantes Longtail 4
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Gulf Fritillary

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd.,Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Cloudy early ,but sunny by noon
Wind, Northerly
Wind, 15 - 25mph
Temp. upper 30s - mid 60s

  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Mike A Rickard

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Xami Hairstreak 1
  • Chestnut Crescent 1

Xami Hairstreak

Chestnut Crescent

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd.,Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny early,partly cloudy by 4pm.
Wind, Southerly
Wind,10 - 15mph
Temps. upper 30s - mid 60s

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Monarch 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 13
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Estero Llano Grande State Park, Bentsen State Park, Retama Wall
Hidalgo County, TX

Tailed Orange is Dorothy’s photo.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Tailed Orange 2
  • Little Yellow common
  • Marius Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 2
  • Clytie Ministreak 1
  • Cassius Blue common
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock common
  • Mexican Bluewing 2
  • Common Mestra 10
  • Tawny Emperor 3
  • Queen common
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 2
  • White-patched Skipper 3
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Common Mellana 3
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Tailed Orange

Marius Hairstreak

Steven Rosenthal

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

a quick (45 minute) visit to see if there were any butterflies still around

There were.

sunny 51 degrees, light wind- NW end of ballfields, in sunny bare patches and nectaring on dandelions.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Tom Palmer

Lake Blue Scrub, Auburndale
Polk County, FL

First Great Purple Hairstreak observed at this site

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 11
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Mike A Rickard

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

Alana White-Skipper. 1st US record!

  • Alana White-Skipper 1

Alana White-Skipper

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

Mike Ricard strikes again with his discovery of an Alana White-Skipper, Heliopetes alana at the NBC. It is another first US record. The Spot-celled Sister has been present for several days.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Southern Dogface 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 20
  • Lyside Sulphur 50
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Tailed Orange 3
  • Little Yellow 15
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Marius Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 8
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • American Snout 200
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Mexican Fritillary 5
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Crimson Patch 8
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Pale-banded Crescent 5
  • Vesta Crescent 4
  • Phaon Crescent 50
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • White Peacock 15
  • Common Mestra 10
  • Tawny Emperor 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 200
  • Soldier 40
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Glazed Pellicia 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Laviana White-Skipper 6
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 5
  • Alana White-Skipper 1

Alana White-Skipper

Curve-winged Metalmark

Curve-winged Metalmark

Marius Hairstreak

Purple-washed Skipper

Spot-celled Sister

Alana White-Skipper

Jim Egbert

East Canal Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Cloudy
Winds Southerly
Wind 10 - 15
Temps upper 60s - mid 70s

  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Partly Cloudy
Winds southwesterly
Wind 10 - 15
Temps lower 70s - lower 80s

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge and National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

Eight-spotted Longtail (Dorothy’s photo)was at Santa Ana. The other photos were from NBC. The Blue-eyed Sailor was female.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 4
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Tailed Orange 3
  • Little Yellow common
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Crimson Patch 1
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock common
  • Band-celled Sister 1
  • Blue-eyed Sailor 1
  • Common Mestra common
  • Red Rim 2
  • Tropical Leafwing 2
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Queen common
  • Soldier 1
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Eight-spotted Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 3
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 4
  • Alana White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Purple-washed Skipper 1

Eight-spotted Longtail

Red Rim

Band-celled Sister

Band-celled Sister

Alana White-Skipper

Brett Badeaux

Mile Square Regional Park
Orange County, CA

sunny, 70. Cold wind throughout the day may have discouraged others from flying. Pictured small female Large Orange Sulphur nectared at Mulefat for over 30 minutes.

  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Marine Blue 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 8
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Large Orange Sulphur

Large Orange Sulphur

Truett Cantrell

Portland
San Patricio County, TX

  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Mestra 1

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Cloudy
Winds Calm
Wind less 5mph
Temps mid 50s - mid 70s

  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1