April 2016 Sightings

John Heyse

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

65-70F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Large Marble 2
  • Sara Orangetip 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 8
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 4
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Propertius Duskywing 4
  • Common Sootywing 1

Propertius Duskywing

Allan R. Loudell

Outside WDEL/WSTW studios, Brandywine Hundred
New Castle County, DE

My first Sulphurs of the new season on a warm afternoon before the cold front comes through!

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2

Christopher Leslie

Painted Cave Road, Santa Barbara CA
Santa Barbara County, CA

Many butterflies congregating around and feeding at Toyon bush blossoms by roadside. Sunny day in the 70’s F.

  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Ringlet 2

Sara Orangetip

Variable Checkerspot

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Massachusetts Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

This afternoon!πŸ˜ƒ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Mourning Cloak 12

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Estero Butterfly Walk

Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco
Hidalgo County, TX

Mostly cloudy and 70’s. Afternoon Butterfly Walk led by Mike Rickard (assisted by Ginny Musgrave and Dave Elder). 9 people. 34 species. Highlights were Cassius Blue, Red-bordered Metalmark, Julia Heliconian, White Peacock, Long-tailed Skipper, Two-barred Flasher, Fawn-spotted Skipper and Common Mellana. Photos by Karl Legler.

  • Giant Swallowtail 7
  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 12
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Vesta Crescent 7
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 5
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Two-barred Flasher 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 4

Two-barred Flasher

Two-barred Flasher

Whirlabout

Common Mellana

Brett Badeaux

Santa Margarita River Preserve
San Diego County, CA

Clear, mid 60’s from 11:30 to 3:30
Has a trail going uphill into sage scrub that eventually ends at an Avocado grove, unsure if officially part of the Preserve. That is where I saw the Checkerspots and the numerous Dainty Sulphurs.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Checkered White 14
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Sara Orangetip 40+
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 25
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 5
  • Mormon Metalmark 30
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 2
  • Satyr Comma 5
  • American Lady 2
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Lorquin's Admiral 20
  • California Sister 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Northern White-Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 11

Dainty Sulphur

Satyr Comma

Gabb's Checkerspot

Acmon Blue

Andrew Block

Bronx River Parkway, Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

It was at the intersection of the parkway and Scarsdale Rd.

  • Cabbage White 1

Jennifer Tiehm

Burney
Shasta County, CA

  • Monarch 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red Admiral 1

David H. Bartholomew

Sabino Canyon (Tucson)
Pima County, AZ

My wife and I always try to do this hike when we are in Tucson, taking the tram up to the turnaround and then walking down about 3 miles to enjoy the butterflies along the roadway and creek. A pleasant warm day with little wind. We had a good variety, but lesser quantity than what we are accustomed to at this location.

In addition to those listed a few small duskywings darting about, never stopping to rest.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 5
  • Checkered White 2
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Mexican Yellow 7
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 10
  • Spring Azure 12
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Texan Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Empress Leilia 3
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing 2
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 7
  • Erichson's White-Skipper 1
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 2

Arizona Powdered-Skipper

Common Streaky-Skipper

Erichson's White-Skipper

American Snout

Elada Crescent

Marine Blue

Dainty Sulphur

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Massachusetts Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

Seen on the trailhead, whilst out with my dog late this afternoon.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

67F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Ken Wilson

Santa Rosa Plateau
Riverside County, CA

Sunny, mid 70s with mostly calm winds.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 20
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Western Tailed-Blue 2
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 20
  • Propertius Duskywing 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5

Mournful Duskywing

Western Tailed-Blue

Mark Adams

Clark Road (Route 674)
Albemarle County, VA

Better than predicted weather motivated me to get outside for 90 minutes at mid-afternoon. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail numbers were high, and I noted 7 personal first-of-season (FOS) species: Zebra Swallowtail, Cabbage White, Eastern Tailed-Blue, Summer Azure (spring form), Falcate Orangetip (males & females), Juvenal’s & Sleepy Duskywings. Conditions: mostly sunny, 64-65 deg F, brisk west wind, 10-20 mph.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 50
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 30

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Spring Azure 1

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd, Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Large landscaping shrubs are coming into bloom, and today a winter visitor that I thought had headed back north a month ago, has made a new appearance.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 3

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park
Contra Costa County, CA

61F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Ringlet 1

Ken Wilson

Mount Laguna, Kwaaymii Point
San Diego County, CA

62 degrees, mostly sunny, cool gusty winds. Had one sulphur that was no ID.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Afranius Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Mylitta Crescent

John Gorey

Chuckwalla Wilderness
Riverside County, CA

Hiked up a canyon on the south side of I-10

  • Becker's White 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot common
  • Queen 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 1

Ken Wilson

Roberts Ranch Trail, Descanso
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 70 degrees, calm wind.

  • Sara Orangetip 5
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 2
  • Melissa Blue 4
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Melissa Blue

Mark Adams

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

Though it was windy, I enjoyed a fine early season outing, seeing 18 species, including personal FOS sightings of Spicebush Swallowtail, Clouded & Orange Sulphur, Question Mark, Variegated Fritillary, White-M Hairstreak, Spring Azure, Silvery Blue, and Silver-spotted Skipper. Juvenal’s Duskywings and Eastern Tiger Swallowtails were super-abundant.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 65
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Falcate Orangetip 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 14
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 15
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 100

Silvery Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Nancy Barnhart

Taskinas Creek Trail, York River State Park
James City County, VA

Brown Elfins are rare in southeastern VA

  • Brown Elfin 1

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Kathy Barylski

C&O Lander to Catoctin Aquaduct
Frederick County, MD

1 hour visit before rain; 1-2 pm; about 64. First of the year Zebra (spring form - smaller with short tails) and Orange Sulfur (able to distinguish with in flight picture). Abundant spring wild flowers.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 12-15
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 2

Allen Belden

Richmond National Battlefield Park: Cold Harbor Unit
Hanover County, VA

Sunny, high in the upper 70s, windy. Mostly oak-heath forest with abundant American Holly.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 16
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Henry's Elfin 12
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 11

Henry's Elfin

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

76F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Julie Appleget

Withlacoochee Gulf Trail
Citrus County, FL

Quit counting Junipers at 30

End parking lot to trail end pavilion

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 30
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 11

Juniper Hairstreak

Aaron's Skipper

Little Yellow

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White 1

John Heyse

Mt. Diablo - peak
Contra Costa County, CA

76F

  • Pale Swallowtail 3
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Silvery Blue 4
  • Edith's Checkerspot 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1

Edith's Checkerspot

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

It was 57 degrees, partly sunny with gust of winds up to 27 mph. We saw most of the butterflies in the hollows and when the sun would appear

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 20
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 2

Spring Azure

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Massachusetts Trails/Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Jeanette Klodzen

Antelope Island -- Behind the Ranch
Davis County, UT

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Rob Santry

Eight Dollar Mountain
Josephine County, OR

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Indra Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 3
  • Pearly Marble 20
  • Sara Orangetip 15
  • Edith's Checkerspot 2

Indra Swallowtail

Dennis Holmes

Along paved River Trail 1/4 mi below Keswick Dam.
Shasta County, CA

The second picture is of one nectaring on Jewel Flower - their host plant. The first picture shows a female ovipositing on Jewel Flower.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail common
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Pearly Marble 11
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Acmon Blue 4
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Ringlet 1

Pearly Marble

Melanie Weiss

Umtanum Creek Recreation Area
Kittitas County, WA

The temperature was around 80 degrees. Two bighorn sheep were high on the ridge. Rattlers were emerging from their dens. It was a great spring day.

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Spring White 12+
  • Sara Orangetip 5
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Spring White

Sheridan's Hairstreak

Laurel Rhodes

Cross Florida Greenway western terminus
Citrus County, FL

With Jean Evoy, Bill Evoy, John Lampkin, Jane Lampkin,Rob Epstein, Dusty Rhodes (photos all). 85F. Mostly sunny.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Aaron's Skipper abundant
  • Salt Marsh Skipper abundant
  • Obscure Skipper 1
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper 1

Juniper Hairstreak

Yucca Giant-Skipper

Obscure Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Allen Belden

Petersburg National Battlefield
Petersburg city, VA

Main Unit. A small part of this unit is in Prince George County. Mostly sunny, windy, high in the upper 50s. Mature loblolly pine abundant in the area where the Eastern Pine Elfin was seen.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 36
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 12

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

from 10:20 AM to 3:20 PM

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 10
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 4
  • Lyside Sulphur 20
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 8
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Cyna Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Reakirt's Blue 12
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Theona Checkerspot 2
  • Bordered Patch 8
  • Banded Patch 1
  • Crimson Patch 1
  • Elada Crescent 4
  • Texan Crescent 5
  • Vesta Crescent 4
  • Phaon Crescent 25
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • White Peacock 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 15
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 75
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 4
  • Coyote Cloudywing 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 25
  • Laviana White-Skipper 6
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Julia's Skipper 5
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 15
  • Double-dotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 6
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 10
  • Sachem 1
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 25
  • Eufala Skipper 5

White-patched Skipper

Theona Checkerspot

Hackberry Emperor

Cyna Blue

Crimson Patch

Double-dotted Skipper

Banded Patch

Banded Patch

Linda Cooper

Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge
Levy County, FL

Field trip organized by B.Woodmansee with approx. 30 participants. Reported by Linda Cooper. Temperatures 63-72, breezy. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Many thistles in bloom but not many skippers. This list may not include all species seen or numbers may differ from other participants as there were still a few still butterflying when we left.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 26
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 75
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 21
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 17
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Viceroy 5
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Little Wood-Satyr 9
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 7
  • Palatka Skipper 6
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Broad-winged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Juniper Hairstreak

Palatka Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Mark and Holly Salvato

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

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 10
  • Great Southern White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 16
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 28
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 50
  • White Peacock 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Florida Leafwing 7
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Queen 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 4
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Florida Leafwing

Palatka Skipper

Little Metalmark

Baracoa Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Twin-spot Skipper

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Rick and Stacey Andersen

Port Charlotte
Charlotte County, FL

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 4

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Massachusetts Trails/Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 3

Brian Ahern

Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

11 AM to 12:30 PM, trails need to be mowed. Mostly Bidens and Latana blooming.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Great Southern White 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 25
  • Gulf Fritillary 30
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 12
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 6
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

Baldwin Co Rd 87 at Bee Tree Ck;and Pedido River WMA at Staple Fork Landing.
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny,temp in lower 80s.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 17
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Brian Ahern

Withlacoochee Bay Trail
Citrus County, FL

9:15 to 11:30 AM. With Randy Harrod. Most sightings were seen from the last western most parking area to the observation lookout at the bay. Sweander’s Juniper Hairstreak was a lifer for Randy.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 15
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 18

Juniper Hairstreak

Little Wood-Satyr

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Massachusetts Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1

Brian Ahern

Eco-Walk, Cyrstal River Preserve SP
Citrus County, FL

11:45 AM to 1 PM. With Randy Harrod. Hiked two mile loop trail

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 12
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 15
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 6

Kathy Bryan

Beaumont
Jefferson County, TX

  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1

Great Purple Hairstreak

Rick Borchelt

Patuxent North National Research Refuge
Anne Arundel County, MD

After a very hard freeze with temps in the mid-20’s F last night, today was sunny and cool with a high ambient air temp of 46F. Despite the chill, a number of butterflies were flying along the sand and clay roads at Patuxent North between 1 pm and 3 pm. Very few nectar sources: dwarf cinquefoil, some small cresses, dandelion, and spring beauty.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Henry's Elfin 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Henry's Elfin

James L. Monroe

Bear Creek Lake SP
Cumberland County, VA

Saw 3 unIDed Azures and many more Duskywings only recorded those positively IDed.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 12

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Gemmed Satyr

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

61F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 15
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Ringlet 2

Common Buckeye

Field Crescent

Christopher Leslie

Devereux Creek, Goleta CA
Santa Barbara County, CA

Lorquin’s Admiral was flying along Devereaux Creek and landed on willow next to trail. Partly cloudy day in the 60’s F.

  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Lorquin's Admiral

Vicki DeLoach

J. B. Owens Park
Cherokee County, GA

Harvester at edge of woods along creek at new local park in Holly Springs GA. Unusual white markings on forewing - has anyone seen this before?

btw Tiger swallowtails have had a strong early showing here after a weak Spring in 2015.

  • Harvester 1

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

James L. Monroe

Millis Rd., Croatan NF
Carteret County, NC

cool, mid-60’s, windy

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Dusted Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Little Cottonwood Canyon Trail
Salt Lake County, UT

Skipped the 1st mile (lower parking to 1st bridge) since I had to start from the upper parking lot.

  • Satyr Comma 2+
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White 4
  • American Lady 2

Rich Kelly, Peggy Maslow, Nancy Tognan

Jones Beach State Park
Nassau County, NY

  • Checkered White 4
  • American Copper 1

Scott Fisher

New Egypt
Ocean County, NJ

  • Juniper Hairstreak 1

Juniper Hairstreak

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park
Contra Costa County, CA

66F
Painted Lady, a migrant, is late this year.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Large Marble 1
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 3
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Lorquin's Admiral 3
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 1

Northern Checkerspot

Lorquin's Admiral

Painted Lady

Allen Belden

James River Park (Pony Pasture area)
Richmond city, VA

Sunny, high in the mid 50s. An Eastern Comma seen nectaring on Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule). Zabulon Skipper a male.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 16
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Snout

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Massachusetts Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Joanne Langabee

Tregaron Golf Course and my home
Sarpy County, NE

It was around 50 degrees when we started golfing and 65 when we finished. Winds around 15 mph. Sunny

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 5

Renee Davis

I87 Nyack Exit
Rockland County, NY

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Sandra Stearns

Meacham Grove Forest Preserve
DuPage County, IL

east side of hill at south end of preserve

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Christopher Leslie

Algonquian St, Ventura CA 93001
Ventura County, CA

Orangetip landed on mallow in organic backyard. Didn’t open wings while perched but orange tips were visible when it flew off. Partly cloudy day in the 60’s F.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Umber Skipper 1

Sara Orangetip

James L. Monroe

Fort Macon State Park
Carteret County, NC

extremely windy, cool, mid-60’s
the newly described Crystal Skipper

  • Dusted Skipper 7-8

Dusted Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

Zebra Swallowtail was the small spring form

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Julie Appleget

Chassahowitzka WMA
Hernando County, FL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Appalachian Brown 12
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3

Dotted Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Little Wood-Satyr

Ryan Chrouser

Carson Park
Eau Claire County, WI

by the lakeshore of Braun’s Bay

  • Eastern Comma 1

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

Hook Mt. & Long Path trail, 2.5 mile walk on ridge.
Rockland County, NY

afternoon visit, noon-4. Falcates along trail & adjacent open areas with rock cresses. Spring Azures mineralizing a bit. E.Tiger Swallowtails in superbly fresh condition, very active however. American Ladys not in pristine condition, likely are migrants. Full sun, no clouds, 50s to 60+ F. with light northerly breeze, inhibiting “migration”.
Wildflowers near ridge still in minimal number or variety with a few exceptions.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 18+
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Mourning Cloak 8+
  • American Lady 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

American Lady

Spring Azure

Falcate Orangetip

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

The Red Admirals are moving in!

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Red Admiral 8

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Massachusetts Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3

Mourning Cloak

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Massachusetts Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

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

Eastern Comma

Spring Azure

Rich Kelly

New York Botanical Garden
Bronx County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Gardens
Douglas County, NE

It was 65, windy and sunny

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2

Black Swallowtail

Scott Fisher

Lakehurst RR Tracks
Ocean County, NJ

  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 25
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Spring Azure

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Pine Elfin

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3

Gray Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Pine Elfin

Falcate Orangetip

Chris Blazo

Weber Rd. near the village of St. Thomas in a power line right of way.
Franklin County, PA

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juniper Hairstreak

Andrew Block

167 Old Army Rd., Scarsdale,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Lady 1

Tom Palmer

Florida Caverns State Park
Jackson County, FL

Cloudy and cool. Little activity.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 36
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Clear with wind gusts to 10-12 mph from NE, air temp 58-66F.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Spring Azure 4

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 3

Christopher Leslie

Painted Cave Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara County, CA

Windy day in the 70’s F with butterflies feeding at wildflowers like purple sage and asters in sheltered area.

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Anise Swallowtail

Marine Blue

Anise Swallowtail

Brett Badeaux

Santa Margarita River Trail
San Diego County, CA

low 60s to 70, thin cloud layer but sun shining the entire time. 10:30-3:30. Similar to the SMR Preserve, I also hiked up some extra trails into drier chaparral and sage scrub habitat. Also I believe I saw two Large Orange Sulphurs but did not confirm ID.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 13
  • Pale Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 14
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Sara Orangetip 40+
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 15
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 2
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Acmon Blue 6
  • Mormon Metalmark 14
  • Satyr Comma 6
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Lorquin's Admiral 15+
  • California Sister 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 18
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Checkered White

Satyr Comma

Eufala Skipper

Hedgerow Hairstreak

Kathy Malone

Thompson's Station Park
Williamson County, TN

It was about 75 degrees and sunny. I saw one male Falcate Orangetip on the wing. They should be nearly finished by now.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 4

Red-banded Hairstreak

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Scott Fisher

Crosswicks Creek Greenway Rt 537 and Province Line Rd. Cream Ridge
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Eastern Pine Elfin

Falcate Orangetip

Michael Sandell

Bruce Trail kilometer 37.8
Dufferin County, ON

  • Mourning Cloak 5

Chris Blazo

Fort Davis Rd. west of Route 456 in the game lands.
Franklin County, PA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 12

Chris Blazo

Red Rock Rd. near the Maryland border along Licking Creek.
Franklin County, PA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Falcate Orangetip 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 25

Falcate Orangetip

Juvenal's Duskywing

Falcate Orangetip

Jim Wilkinson

Marriottsville Area, Patapsco State Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Massachusetts Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 8

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Allen Belden

Powhatan Wildlife Management Area
Powhatan County, VA

Sunny, high in the mid 60s. It was a pleasant surprise to see so many Pipevine Swallowtails this close to Richmond. Juniper Hairstreak nectaring on pussytoes (Antennaria sp.). Many other species nectaring on the invasive nonnative shrub autumn olive (Eleagnus umbellata), which is abundant in the area. The sulphur appeared to be an Orange/Clouded hybrid. An anglewing (Question Mark or Eastern Comma) was also seen.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 17
  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 64
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 17
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 25
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 4
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 39
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Common Roadside-Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Kathy Malone

Walls of Jericho
Jackson County, AL

The West VA White was a lifer. Also had various duskywings (about six) I could not get close enough to ID.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • West Virginia White 1

West Virginia White

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 5

Mourning Cloak

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

1-4:30 PM. Not bright sun, a bit overcast. Did not get to the far north end or the far east end of the park. Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak always a highlight.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 12
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 34
  • Gulf Fritillary 24
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 33
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 4
  • Mangrove Skipper 13
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Obscure Skipper 14

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Red Admiral

Obscure Skipper

Mangrove Skipper

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Ryan Chrouser

Augusta Wildlife Area
Eau Claire County, WI

  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Ryan Chrouser

Coon Forks County Park
Eau Claire County, WI

  • Eastern Comma 2

Ryan Chrouser

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

  • Eastern Comma 3

Rob Santry

Rogue River at Graves Creek
Josephine County, OR

Temps got to 70 degrees and so there was a lot of butterfly activity.

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

Curtis A. Lehman

Pymatuning State Park
Crawford County, PA

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 3

Brian Ahern

Hillsborough River State Park
Hillsborough County, FL

Florida Trail only. All Hairstreaks were nectaring on Sparkleberry

  • Oak Hairstreak 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Carolina Satyr 20

Tom Fiore

Hudson Highlands State Park, Mt. Taurus trails
Putnam County, NY

energetic hike over summit of Mt. Taurus in afternoon, high temp. near-70, light wind, no clouds until 5 pm, after night time lows near freezing. A bit too early for Brown Elfin at this site; 1 Falcate seen was a female; a mix of Azure types: as in lucia & marginata. Tiger Swallowtails extremely fresh in condition. Most every species was doing some late-day hill-topping, except for Cabbage White, only seen lower in this location. Not a lot of wildflowers up just yet in this site.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5+
  • Falcate Orangetip 4
  • Spring Azure 6+
  • Mourning Cloak 7
  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Mourning Cloak

Falcate Orangetip

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Ken Wilson

Santa Rosa Plateau
Riverside County, CA

Sunny, 81 degrees, and gusty winds. The number of species and individuals at this location remain extremely low.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 8
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Western Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 10

Ken Wilson

Santa Margarita River Preserve, Fallbrook
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 81 degrees, with gusty winds. This location was mostly protected from the wind by lots of vegetation and trees.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Sara Orangetip 5
  • Satyr Comma 7
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 10+
  • Umber Skipper 1

Satyr Comma

John Heyse

Fernandez Ranch, Muir Land Trust
Contra Costa County, CA

74-79F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Boisduval's Blue 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Lorquin's Admiral 3
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 8

Northern Checkerspot

Boisduval's Blue

Red Admiral

Lorquin's Admiral

Melanie Link Taylor

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

Butterfly enjoyed blooming Purple Butterfly Bush.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • California Hairstreak 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1

Dennis Holmes

Near Bridge Campground at the end of Gilman Rd. near Lake Shasta.
Shasta County, CA

Finally a beautiful day with little wind and nice sunshine. Also a 6 swallowtail day was nice.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail abundant
  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Indra Swallowtail 5
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 3
  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Gray Marble 2
  • Silvery Blue common
  • Mylitta Crescent 5
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • California Sister 1
  • Propertius Duskywing common
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Indra Swallowtail

Indra Swallowtail

Gray Marble

California Sister

Common Roadside-Skipper

Pale Swallowtail

Ahmet Baytas

Mills Reservation
Essex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1

Michael Diederich

Douglas Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Michael Diederich

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

First Butterfly seen at this location for 2016.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Michael Diederich

Edith Macy Girl Scout Center, Old Chappaqua Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 3

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

The first butterfly here. Sunny, 72 degrees. The past couple of days have had temps in the 50s and 60s. Unable to take picture as it wouldn’t stay long on plants coming up from the garden.

  • Cabbage White 1

Andrew Block

NY Botanical Garden, Bronx,
Bronx County, NY

  • Cabbage White 6

Chris Blazo

Heisey Rd. Orchard off of Stillhouse Hollow Rd. near Michaux SF
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 7
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

White M Hairstreak

Chris Blazo

Lindsay Lot Rd. in Michaux SF
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 50+
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 25
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 19

Chris Blazo

Stillhouse Hollow Rd. above Methodist Hill in the Michaux SF
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Brown Elfin 8
  • Spring Azure 30+
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 30+
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Brown Elfin

Mike Reese

Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County, WI

Also saw 3 day-flying moths, Scarce Infant (Leucobrephos brephoides).

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Green Comma 2

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods.
Worcester County, MA

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

Mourning Cloak

Spring Azure

Melanie Link Taylor

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

Butterfly checking out the fruit trees. Monarch among fruitless mulberry.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1

Cabbage White

Julie Appleget

Ross Prairie
Marion County, FL

  • Oak Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Oak Hairstreak

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

10:00-12:30. Sunny skies.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 17
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 16
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 13
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 22
  • Monarch 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 11
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Preserve, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

From 11:40 AM to 1:50 PM.

  • Spring Azure 23
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

It was 73 degrees, wind at 20 mph and partly cloudy. The forest was so green with all of the ground cover coming up. Lots of wildflowers, wood phlox, violets, Dutchman breeches, gooseberries, and spring beauty. Red admirals liked the stinging nettles

  • Cabbage White 14
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 16

Red Admiral

Rick and Stacey Andersen

Port Charlotte, FL - Andersen residence
Charlotte County, FL

All spotted in our yard!

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Mangrove Skipper 1

White Peacock

Mangrove Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

John Lampkin

Triple Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
80, sun with clouds
Check out the Green Lynx spiders in both images!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Oak Hairstreak 2
  • White M Hairstreak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 21
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

White M Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Warren A. Jacobs

Marlboro Township
Montgomery County, PA

I have been monitoring this small, isolated, not well documented colony of falcate orange tips for over 30 years. I didn’t post the exact location because I consider it very vulnerable, but would be glad to share information to anyone who’s interested if you contact me personally. I’d also love to hear from anyone else who knows about it or knows any historical information about the species in this area.

  • Cabbage White
  • Falcate Orangetip
  • Spring Azure
  • Eastern Comma
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Sleepy Duskywing
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing

Falcate Orangetip

Falcate Orangetip

Sleepy Duskywing

Renee Davis

Stump Pond Rd, Youngsville
Sullivan County, NY

First of the season for my yard

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 1

Renee Davis

Huber Rd Shandelee
Sullivan County, NY

  • Spring Azure 1

Renee Davis

James J Peters VA Hospital
Bronx County, NY

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Ken Wilson

Mission Trails Regional Park, San Diego
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 86 degrees, with continued strong gusty winds. No ID sulphur and a couple of no ID whites seen as well.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Sara Orangetip 7
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Northern White-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Ryan Chrouser

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

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Comma 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

This is the earliest date I have ever seen a Common Checkered-Skipper.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Warren A. Jacobs

Fulmer Rd Spring Mount
Montgomery County, PA

First of season

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue

Chris Blazo

Bricker Rd. Field in the game lands.
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Mike Reese

Riley Lake Wildflife Area
Price County, WI

Sunny, 75 degrees. I was looking for my first Brown Elfin of the year and was surprised by the azure instead!

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Gray Comma 2
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 2
  • Mourning Cloak 5

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 14

Mourning Cloak

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 3
  • Mourning Cloak 9

Spring Azure

Michael Diederich

Route 35, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Meredith Mays

NABA certified home garden
Fulton County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

American Lady

Red-banded Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Brian Ahern

Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

11:30 AM to 1 PM.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 30
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 30
  • Zebra Heliconian 15
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 3
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 12
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Southern Skipperling 12
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Brian Ahern

Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

11:30 AM to 1 PM.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 30
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 30
  • Zebra Heliconian 15
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2

Steven Glynn

Local hotspots near Bevan WMA- Millville
Cumberland County, NJ

Sunny, 75 degrees in the afternoon.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Falcate Orangetip 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 5
  • Juniper Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Spring Azure common
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Gray Hairstreak

Falcate Orangetip

Brown Elfin

Pearl Crescent

Juniper Hairstreak

Eastern Pine Elfin

Raven Anthony Squire

Washington Park, Union City
Hudson County, NJ

flying above a dandelion growing out of a weedy lawn

  • Cabbage White 1

Julie Appleget

McKethan Lake
Hernando County, FL

  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 3
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Great Purple Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Jeffrey Glassberg

Warren Grove
Ocean County, NJ

10:30 to 12:30; 1:30 to 2:30

  • Brown Elfin 14
  • Hoary Elfin 12
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6

Hoary Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

Kakiat Park - abutting Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Hike up from Ramapo river to high ridge in Harriman SP. Temp. to 80F., low humidity. About 3-4 hrs. of looking. A good find was Compton Tortoiseshell, in a traditional area for it; the individual seen was going for sap in a big wild black cherry tree. 2 Gray Hairstreaks were a modest surprise. Flora still in early spring stages.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 15+
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Falcate Orangetip

Gray Hairstreak

Compton Tortoiseshell

Juvenal's Duskywing

Beth Polvino

Connective Powerline Cut Siegtown Rd, Cape May Courthouse
Cape May County, NJ

  • Frosted Elfin 1

Frosted Elfin

Ryan Chrouser

Truax Prairie, 44.85599, -91.56730
Eau Claire County, WI

  • Red Admiral 1

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Massachusetts
Worcester County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 4

Steven Glynn

Green Ridge State Park
Allegany County, MD

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Zebra Swallowtail 11
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White common
  • Olympia Marble 1
  • Falcate Orangetip common
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing abundant
  • Cobweb Skipper 1

Falcate Orangetip

Zebra Swallowtail

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juniper Hairstreak

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Jim Wilkinson

Marriottsville Area, Patapsco State Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Harry Zirlin

Jackson Twsp
Ocean County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 36
  • American Copper 2
  • Brown Elfin 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 12
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7

Falcate Orangetip

Ahmet Baytas

Mills Reservation
Essex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Dennis O. Miranda

Silver Lake Wildlife Management Area, NJ
Morris County, NJ

  • Spring Azure 30
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 10

Compton Tortoiseshell

Spring Azure

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg, Rich Ryder

Planting Fields Arboretum
Nassau County, NY

E. Pine Elfin is rare in Nassau County.

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2

Eastern Pine Elfin

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 5

Curtis A. Lehman

Youghiogheny River Trail
Fayette County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • West Virginia White 15
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • White M Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 15

Mike Reese

Brockway Rd. various sites
Jackson County, WI

  • Olympia Marble 8
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • American Lady 3

Olympia Marble

'Spring' Spring Azure

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 9
  • Mourning Cloak 16

Mourning Cloak

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

Gulf Fritillary - my first of the season.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Ringlet 1

David H. Bartholomew

San Bruno Mountain, Ridge Trail
San Mateo County, CA

10:45 - 3:30, pleasantly warm day, lots of flowers, a decent variety of butterflies. I was looking for Mission Blue (saw 16), San Bruno Silverspot (saw 1), and San Bruno Elfin (saw none). By far, the Chalcedon Checkerspot was most common.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Anise Swallowtail 30
  • Pale Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 3
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Boisduval's Blue 16
  • Callippe Fritillary 1
  • Field Crescent 5
  • Variable Checkerspot 57
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Mournful Duskywing 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Callippe Fritillary

Boisduval's Blue

Variable Checkerspot

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Warm day, thin overcast in the afternoon. Chalcedon Checkerspots & Common Ringlets were common.

  • Pale Swallowtail 9
  • Mustard White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 7
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 6
  • Variable Checkerspot 45
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Lorquin's Admiral 9
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 64
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 4
  • Persius Duskywing 1
  • Umber Skipper 2

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

James L. Monroe

Off Ohio River in Industry PA
Beaver County, PA

8 to 10 Azures uncertain IDs

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1

Rich Kelly

Bailey Arboretum, Locust Valley
Nassau County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Rich Kelly

Shu Swamp, Mill Neck
Nassau County, NY

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

L Pena

Clairemont
San Diego County, CA

Going about the day, 2 beauties enjoying the unseasonably warm temps.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch 1

John Lampkin

Red Bug Slough, Sarasota
Sarasota County, FL

Sarasota Butterfly Club, 9 participants
72-80 Bright sun

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Zebra Heliconian 9
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 11
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 11
  • Queen 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Areas near Covington
Alleghany County, VA

Sunny, breezy in afternoon, 75 degrees.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Brown Elfin 9
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 6
  • Dreamy Duskywing common
  • Sleepy Duskywing common
  • Juvenal's Duskywing superabundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Grizzled Skipper 4
  • Cobweb Skipper 3

Eastern Pine Elfin

Cobweb Skipper

Sleepy Duskywing

Silvery Blue

Grizzled Skipper

Grizzled Skipper

Grizzled Skipper

Grizzled Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Andrew Block

Colfax Rd., Pompton Lakes,
Passaic County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

Andrew Block

Great Swamp NWR, Basking Ridge,
Morris County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Christopher Leslie

El Capitan Canyon, Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara County, CA

Camouflaged yellow spider hiding in mustard flowers caught this unsuspecting Orangetip. Buckeye was chasing other butterflies and returning to perches on mallows on dirt road. Partly cloudy day in the 70’s F.

  • Sara Orangetip 4
  • Common Buckeye 2

Sara Orangetip

Sara Orangetip

Common Buckeye

Ken Wilson

Mount Laguna
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 68 degrees, occasionally gusty.

  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Leanira Checkerspot 3
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Afranius Duskywing 1

Leanira Checkerspot

Beth Polvino

Siegtown Rd, Cape May Couthouse
Cape May County, NJ

Connective Powerline Cut

  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Pine Elfin

Ryan Chrouser

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

Watched an Eastern Phoebe try to catch the Cabbage White. He tried twice and was unsuccessful. The white must have retreated into the long grass to hide as I did not see it after the second miss.

  • Cabbage White 1

Steven Glynn

Areas near Chattanooga
Hamilton County, TN

Yucca Giant-Skippers in same area. One in flight only, other was very cooperative. Sunny, 78 degrees in the afternoon.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Goatweed Leafwing 2
  • Carolina Satyr 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Sleepy Duskywing common
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 1
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper 2

Yucca Giant-Skipper

Yucca Giant-Skipper

White M Hairstreak

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Melanie Link Taylor

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

The butterflies fly a circuit around the house and garden all day! This is a wildlife habitat also, and the butterflies grew up here.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Cabbage White

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 4
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Spring Azure

Mourning Cloak

Dennis O. Miranda

Green Lane Park
Montgomery County, PA

Sunny morning. Temps in the lower 50’s. Hemlock Grove Parking Area

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 3

Jeanette Klodzen

Desolation Trail to Salt Lake Overlook (Millcreek Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Start around 4pm

  • Satyr Comma 1

Jim Springer

Round Valley Recreation Area
Hunterdon County, NJ

1:15pm-3:30pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Spring Azure 12
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7

Eastern Pine Elfin

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Dennis O. Miranda

Green Lane Park
Montgomery County, PA

Sunny day, temps in the 60’s. Time: 10:00 am -12:00 PM

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park
Contra Costa County, CA

68F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 4
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Lorquin's Admiral 3
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Spring Azure

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 15

Mourning Cloak

Beth Polvino

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve, Cape May Courthouse
Cape May County, NJ

  • Henry's Elfin 2

Henry's Elfin

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Clear, sunny with wind gusts to 5-16 mph from NE to ESE, air temp 67-80F.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

American Lady

Elizabeth Golden

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

Five-hour survey conducted during the dry season by E. Golden, M. Avello, B. Binkert.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Cassius Blue 28
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 44
  • Cuban Crescent 14
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 6
  • Monarch 8
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 3

Cuban Crescent

Mangrove Skipper

Monk Skipper

Monk Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Brett Badeaux

Santa Rosa Plateau
Riverside County, CA

Low 70’s, clear with occasional medium winds. From 10:15 to 4:15. The butterflies here are even more localized than last month, with large expanses of unfruitful dry grassland. 1 unid skipper and some duskywings.

  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 6
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sara Orangetip 41
  • Orange Sulphur 50+
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gold-hunter's Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 14
  • Marine Blue 6
  • Western Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Mormon Metalmark 21
  • Callippe Fritillary 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 38
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 10
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • California Sister 15
  • Common Ringlet 16
  • Queen 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 39
  • Northern White-Skipper 1
  • Woodland Skipper 1

Queen

Gold-hunter's Hairstreak

Callippe Fritillary

Callippe Fritillary

Venice Kelly

rollinsville
Gilpin County, CO

recently we had a 4ft. snow storm and it has melted down to 2 ft. we were quite surprised to see the butterflies. it was 50F and the sun was shinning

  • Green Comma 1
  • Hoary Comma 10
  • Mourning Cloak 9

Ken Wilson

San Dieguito River Park, Rancho Bernardo
San Diego County, CA

Mostly sunny, 87 degrees, with mild winds. Several No ID Sulphurs spotted on on the move. Both pictured blues are first of season.

  • Checkered White 8
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 2

Western Pygmy-Blue

Ceraunus Blue

Chris Blazo

Long Ln. Pond in St. Thomas Township
Franklin County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 3

Ryan Chrouser

Coon Forks County Park
Eau Claire County, WI

  • American Lady 1

Ryan Chrouser

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

  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Ken Wilson

Mount Laguna, Kwaaymii Point & Garnet Peak Trail
San Diego County, CA

Started at 11:00, temp 67. Mostly sunny with some clouds. Winds at Garnet Peak exceeded 20 mph with stronger gust. No ID Sulphurs.

  • Indra Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 10
  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Boisduval's Blue 6
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • California Patch 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Afranius Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8

Indra Swallowtail

Boisduval's Blue

Jeanette Klodzen

Mueller Park Trail to Elephant Rock
Davis County, UT

Sunny, 70s

First sighting for the year for all species but the Cabbage White (and I haven’t seen many on those either). Guess that’s what happens after a “normal” winter.

And 2 Orange/Clouded Sulphers

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1

Beth Polvino

Cape May NWR - Woodcock Trail
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Orange Sulphur 18
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Spring Azure 6
  • American Lady 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods/Trails.
Suffolk County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Steven Glynn

Payne Lake area
Hale County, AL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 7
  • Creole Pearly-eye 2
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 2

Zebra Swallowtail

Creole Pearly-eye

Southern Pearly-eye

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Confused Cloudywing

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Massachusetts Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 10

Julie Appleget

McKethan Lake Park
Hernando County, FL

15 hairstreaks on the same Sparkleberry
Awesome!

  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 4
  • Oak Hairstreak 13

Banded Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Mike Reese

Brockway Rd. various stops
Jackson County, WI

Also saw one other elfin.

  • Olympia Marble 11
  • Hoary Elfin 1
  • American Lady 1

Hoary Elfin

Brett Badeaux

Bear Canyon Loop Trail, Cleveland National Forest
Riverside County, CA

High 70’s, mostly sunny, from 9:30-3:30

This place had so many blues I just could not ID all of them.

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Sara Orangetip 28
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 2
  • California Dogface 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 15
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 13
  • Spring Azure 35
  • Acmon Blue 16
  • Mormon Metalmark common
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 8
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 8
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • California Sister 35
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Mournful Duskywing 13
  • Funereal Duskywing 13
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 19

Gabb's Checkerspot

California Dogface

Steven Glynn

Oakmulgee WMA
Bibb County, AL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail common
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 3
  • Goatweed Leafwing 4
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Hoary Edge 9
  • Southern Cloudywing 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Hoary Edge

Hoary Edge

Northern Cloudywing

Southern Cloudywing

Little Glassywing

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Following a foggy crispy chilly morning of 52 degrees, the sun came out - temps increased to the mid-60s.
Cabbage Whites were observed in three separate areas of Warren, MI

  • Cabbage White 5

Allan R. Loudell

Convenience store/bank wall south of Northeast
Cecil County, MD

Saw a Pearl Crescent perched vertically (as one would expect) at the base of a wall - near some moths.

Obviously a common butterfly, but always a little quirky when I find a butterfly among the moths in the early morning!

  • Pearl Crescent 1

Chris Blazo

Bear Valley Natural Area
Franklin County, PA

2 of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtails were the larger “Appalachian” subspecies.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 9
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Gray Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 35

Joanne Langabee

my home
Sarpy County, NE

got up to 80 degrees today. Windy, gust to 23 mph. Saw first Eastern Tiger Swallowtail of the year

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

Andrew Block

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3

Chris Blazo

Williamson Redbud & Cedar forest
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Henry's Elfin 6
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 8
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 9
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Pearl Crescent

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

Oyster Bay Rd at Plash Island bridge;Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

I made a quick drive over to see how a patch of Spanish Needles(Bidens alba) was rebounding from winter.

  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Palatka Skipper 5

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Massachusetts Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Mourning Cloak

Chris Blazo

Bricker Rd. Game Lands
Franklin County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 9
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

John Lampkin

Tillis Hill Recreation Area
Citrus County, FL

With Brinda Curran & Virginia Hall
(Our portion of the Annutteliga Hammock NABA count) 9:15 - 3:30; Sunny and warm. Pawpaws are pollinated primarily by beetles, not by adult Zebra Swallowtails. Pawpaws were in flower. One contained a Zebra Swallowtail caterpillar. Pics by JL, except the two-fer by BC.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Southern Dogface 13
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 1

Oak Hairstreak

Palmetto Skipper

Common Buckeye

Zarucco Duskywing

Zebra Swallowtail

Christopher Leslie

San Nicolas Island
Ventura County, CA

Partly cloudy and windy on island. Butterflies were feeding at flowers or landing on vegetation in sheltered areas. Flowering plants included Coreopsis, Silver Lotus, Lupinus Albifrons, Sand Verbena, Dunedelions, Beach Primrose, and various flowering iceplants.

  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 3
  • Acmon Blue 6
  • West Coast Lady 3

Acmon Blue

Gray Hairstreak

Acmon Blue

Gray Hairstreak

Acmon Blue

West Coast Lady

Gray Hairstreak

Dennis O. Miranda

Walpack Bend, Delaware Water Gap NRA
Sussex County, NJ

Daylong series of stops and visits to habitat for early flyers. 10:30 am thru 4:00 PM. Few butterflies in flight owing to cool conditions, previous night temps were in the lower 30’s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 5

Cabbage White

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Kathy Barylski

Catoctin Creek Park, nr Middletown
Frederick County, MD

2:15-5:15 pm; 4 miles covered. First Elfin ever sited at Catoctin Creek Park (generally found at higher elevations in county)

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Question Mark

Meadow Fritillary

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 2

Tom Fiore, Ken Chaya

Van Cortlandt Park
Bronx County, NY

chance sightings in a mainly-botanical walk. A very fresh-looking E.Tailed-Blue.

  • Cabbage White 5+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Randy Harrod

Home Garden
Pinellas County, FL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Joanne Langabee

Tregaron Golf Course
Sarpy County, NE

Finally getting some sunshine again after a couple days of rain and clouds

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Randy Harrod

McKethan Lake Park
Hernando County, FL

All Hairstreaks on various Sparkelberry bushes in same general area
Both Hairstreaks are lifers

  • Little Yellow 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 4
  • Oak Hairstreak 8
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Oak Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Tom Fiore

Harriman State Park, north-eastern sections
Rockland County, NY

very extensive hike along stream courses to higher ridges with much blueberry in bloom; almost all sightings in Rockland but a few in adjacent Orange Co. of NY as well. Many species & individuals seen in fresh-good condition. Azures nearly abundant in a few areas with blueberry, and some females seen laying eggs on the blueberry plants. Most sightings in warmer afternoon sun, only a few before 11 a.m.; some species also hill-topping late in the day. The variety of species out was a slight surprise. Spicebush Sw.-tail seems early yet an experienced observer found one a week or more earlier in the same ‘lower Hudson’ region of N.Y. [PS, Azure numbers noted are very conservative, there were a lot!]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 6+
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Brown Elfin 30+
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 50++
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 6+
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 25+

Falcate Orangetip

Spring Azure

Brown Elfin

Gray Hairstreak

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1

Brian Ahern

Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

10:45 AM to 12:00 PM - first loop trail only. Found two Three-spotted Skippers, my first sighting of that species for Hillsborough County.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 15
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 30
  • Oak Hairstreak 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 40
  • Zebra Heliconian 25
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 16
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 7
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Sachem 1

Oak Hairstreak

Three-spotted Skipper

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

the red admiral was rather large.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 2

Jim Egbert

Plash Island Bridge Gulf Shores,Roscoe Rd. Orange Beach,and Bee Tree Creek off Co Rd 87.
Baldwin County, AL

Blue skies, SE wind, and lower 80s.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 11
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Palatka Skipper 1

Bo Zaremba

Canton
Norfolk County, MA

Personal high for Henry’s Elfin.

  • Henry's Elfin 36
  • Spring Azure 45
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Spring Azure

Henry's Elfin

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Spring Azure 1

Jeffrey Glassberg

Mountainside Park
Morris County, NJ

10 am to 12 pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 23
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 21
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8

Gray Hairstreak

Juvenal's Duskywing

Falcate Orangetip

Jenni Espinosa

Home, front yard, Penngrove
Sonoma County, CA

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1

Western Tiger Swallowtail

JoAnna N Clayton

Personal Residence
Pinellas County, FL

Fulvous Hairstreak a Lifer!! And in my own yard

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Giant Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Monarch

Fulvous Hairstreak

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Cabbage White 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

An early egg laying female.

  • Sleepy Orange 1

Sleepy Orange

Joanne Langabee

Tregaron Golf Course
Sarpy County, NE

Sunny day around 70 degrees

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Cedar Creek Park
Westmoreland County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

John Lampkin

Sun City Center Nature Trail
Hillsborough County, FL

With Robert Epstein
Sunny, 80’s

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Monk Skipper 2

Great Southern White

Kathy Barylski

Near the Appalachian Trail from Reno Monument to Lamb's Knoll; on the Frederick County/Washington County line
Frederick County, MD

very warm (80 at least), variable sun and wind. 1:45-4 pm

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Brown Elfin 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing abundant

Brown Elfin

Eastern Tailed-Blue

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Cool & breezy, light overcast, low 60’s. Best surprise of the day was a California Tortoiseshell. Also surprising was to see a Chalcedon Checkerspot nectaring on Mariposa Lily.

  • Pale Swallowtail 5
  • Mustard White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Northern Checkerspot 6
  • Variable Checkerspot 98
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Lorquin's Admiral 8
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet 32
  • Mournful Duskywing 4
  • Umber Skipper 1

Variable Checkerspot

California Tortoiseshell

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Mourning Cloak

Glenn Koppel

Moraine State Park
Butler County, PA

Seen on the Muddy Creek wetland trail

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • West Virginia White 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6

Melanie Link Taylor

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

This Cabbage White really appreciates the lobelia in our Butterfly Garden.

  • Cabbage White 1

Cabbage White

Rich Kelly

Muttontown Preserve
Nassau County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 17
  • American Lady 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Allen Belden

James River Park
Richmond city, VA

Clouds giving way to sun, high near 70. All Zabulon Skippers were males.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 9
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 19
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5

Common Sootywing

Zabulon Skipper

John Lampkin

Triple Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Robert Epstein
74-84, Sunny & hot
9:30-12

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 10
  • Oak Hairstreak 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 1

Raven Anthony Squire

Central Park, New York City (Plaza Hotel in view)
New York County, NY

2 separate Painted Ladies nectaring on dandelion with 1 chased by a Pearl Crescent, probably a male. Both are FOS. At one point a Painted Lady was nectaring for over 30 seconds and on a leaf below it the Pearl Crescent settled rather than give chase.

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 3

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Massachusetts Woods/Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Brian Ahern

Cypress Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, preliminary scouting with land manager

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • White Peacock 12
  • Viceroy 5
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Monk Skipper 1

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 3

Rob Santry

Downtown Grants Pass, Oregon
Josephine County, OR

Red Admirals are starting to migrate through town. I saw this one in my back yard…

  • Cabbage White 2
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Sandy-Crystal Vaughn

San Antonio--northeast (not too far from Natural Bridge Caverns)
Comal County, TX

Roadside hotspot for hairsteaks! The antelope horns milkweed is blooming on Edwards Plateau. First time seeing a Juniper Hairstreak.

  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak many
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak many

Juniper Hairstreak, Oak Hairstreak

John Heyse

Del Puerto Canyon
Stanislaus County, CA

with Dave Bartholomew
looking for Edith’s Checkerspot - not found.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 5
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Large Marble 4
  • Sara Orangetip 6
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Great Copper 1
  • Gorgon Copper 30+
  • California Hairstreak 2
  • Acmon Blue 30+
  • Variable Checkerspot 5
  • California Tortoiseshell 5
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Lorquin's Admiral 4
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 17
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Northern White-Skipper 2

Great Copper, photo by David H. Bartholomew

Acmon Blue

Propertius Duskywing

Gorgon Copper

Gorgon Copper

Gorgon Copper

Variable Checkerspot

California Tortoiseshell

California Hairstreak, photo by David H. Bartholomew

John Heyse

Mines Road
Alameda County, CA

with Dave Bartholomew

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Callippe Fritillary 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Ringlet 1

Lisa Quartararo

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

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Harry Zirlin

Ward Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 30+
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7

Juvenal's Duskywing

Spicebush Swallowtail

Christopher Leslie

Painted Cave Road, Santa Barbara CA
Santa Barbara County, CA

Butterflies were feeding at Eriogonum Fasciculatum flowers and asters by side of road. Partly cloudy day with breezes in the 70’s F.

  • Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak 2
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 1
  • Rural Skipper 1

Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak

Gabb's Checkerspot

Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak

Rural Skipper

Jim Egbert

Along State Hwy 180 West in Bon Secour NWR
Baldwin County, AL

Summery spring morning, SE breeze, and upper 70s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3

Ryan Chrouser

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

  • American Lady 1

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Woods and Trails.
Worcester County, MA

Today me and my Golden Cassie saw five Mourning Cloak Butterflies and six Blue Spring Azures whilst hiking on the Public Trails in back of my house in Fiskdale, Massachusetts.

  • Spring Azure 6
  • Mourning Cloak 5

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Andrew Block

Central Park, Manhattan,
New York County, NY

  • Cabbage White 3

Randy Harrod

Withlacoochee SF--McKethan Lake
Hernando County, FL

Low 70’s light breeze. Still a few sparkelberrys bushes in bloom.
Great Purple Hairstreak is a life butterfly

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 7
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Sachem 1

Great Purple Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

2:00-5:15 PM; mostly cloudy, 65-73 F; wind gusts 8-12 mph.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Mark and Holly Salvato

Ralph E. Simmons Memorial State Forest
Nassau County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Neamathla Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Gemmed Satyr

Zabulon Skipper

Rob Santry

Fish Hatchery Park on the Applegate River
Josephine County, OR

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

Rich Kelly

St. Josaphat's Monastery, Lattingtown
Nassau County, NY

Early.

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Rich Kelly, Kurt Meyerheinrich, John Gaglione, et al

Bailey Arboretum, Locust Valley
Nassau County, NY

Photo by Kurt Meyerheinrich.

  • Harvester 1

Harvester

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

Sterling Ridge trail, Sterling Forest State Park
Orange County, NY

Cool and mostly cloudy in prime butterfly hours of hike, 6 miles on semi-open ridge, temp. to upper 50’s F., light east winds. Much blueberry in bloom! Sun out nicely at 7 p.m. but cool. All 4 orangetips were males.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2