August 2016 Sightings

Kent (KC) Jensen

Dakota Nature Park
Brookings County, SD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Eyed Brown 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 3

Least Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Curtis A. Lehman

Youghiogheny River Trail
Allegheny County, PA

Also four Cloudless Sulphurs caterpillars found on Cassia.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 27
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 23
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Tawny Emperor 7
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Sachem 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Spicebush Swallowtail

Variegated Fritillary

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Dry, only flowers at present are yellow star thistle and a few mustards. And a localized patch of milkweed which I did not investigate because access is blocked by poison oak stretching across the path.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak 1
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • California Sister 7
  • Common Ringlet 60
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Woodland Skipper 30

Brant Reif

Monarch Pass Trail, Gunnison National Forest
Gunnison County, CO

My boys and I hiked up the Monarch Pass Trail from the parking lot to the summit around noon. This was before the monsoon hit Colorado and rained on us for the next five days. I’m only indicating numbers for the species that we infrequently encountered.

  • Phoebus Parnassian
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 1
  • Mead's Sulphur
  • Purplish Copper
  • Shasta Blue
  • Arctic Blue
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • Purplish Fritillary
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Hoary Comma
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • American Lady
  • Colorado Alpine
  • Chryxus Arctic

Matthew Ceplo

Rockland Country Club
Rockland County, NY

Sunny then over cast. Temps in low 80’s. slight breeze.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 23
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 16
  • Zabulon Skipper 11
  • Broad-winged Skipper 9

Zabulon Skipper

Chris Blazo

Boundary Rd. in Hamilton Township
Franklin County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 30+
  • Clouded Sulphur 20+
  • Orange Sulphur 30+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Meadow Fritillary 8
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Common Sootywing 14

Chris Blazo

Michaux SF on Stillhouse Hollow Rd.
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 35+
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Harvester 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 28
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • American Snout 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 11
  • Pearl Crescent 30+
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 41
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Red-banded Hairstreak

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

The Small Checkered-Skipper was the 46th species in my yard over the past 30 years.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Small Checkered-Skipper 1

Chris Blazo

Buchanan SF near Gate 11 on Letterkenny
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Harvester 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 8
  • Pearl Crescent 19
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

K Talasco

Riverdale, my back yard
Morris County, NJ

Found in perfect condition feeding on white butterfly bush in our yard along with a few monarchs. Weather- overcast, intermittent showers last few days. Still here today.

  • White Admiral 1

White Admiral

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

Kent (KC) Jensen

Dakota Nature Park
Brookings County, SD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Meadow Fritillary
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 7

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Orange Sulphur

Meadow Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Melissa Bruesehoff

Detroit Zoo
Oakland County, MI

They have a conservatory with butterflies from El Salvador and Costa Rica. Also have a monarch way station. Saw one monarch at the zoo.

  • Cabbage White 17
  • Monarch 1

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 13
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Least Skipper 17
  • European Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Michael Drake

Dixon preserve
Montgomery County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 31
  • Orange Sulphur 21
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Monarch 5

Beth Polvino

CMBO Property ~ Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny with light winds. Many species of butterflies, bees and flies were nectaring on Mountain Mint. Hayhurst’s Scallopwing found ~ a lifer for me

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper common
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Stephen Ziegler

Boyers Food Market in Womelsdorf
Berks County, PA

Saw a Female Monarch Feeding on the Milkweed at the Boyers

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Monarch

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd. Orange Beach ,Graham Creek NP. Foley
Baldwin County, AL

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 11
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 11
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Andrew Block

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper common
  • Dun Skipper 7+

John Heyse

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

75F

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sandhill Skipper 3
  • Woodland Skipper 1

Michael Drake

Elkins Park
Montgomery County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5

Steven Glynn

East Inlet-Scot's Bog area
Coos County, NH

Sightings over two days, the late afternoon (4:00-5:45) of Aug. 2nd and the morning (9:00-11:30) on Aug. 3rd.

  • Mustard White 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Atlantis Fritillary common
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 1
  • Green Comma common
  • White Admiral 5
  • Northern Pearly-eye 7
  • Least Skipper 9
  • European Skipper common
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Long Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 8

Atlantis Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

Northern Pearly-eye

Mustard White

Green Comma

Michael Diederich

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

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

Steven Glynn

Mt. Washington- Cragway Springs area
Coos County, NH

Warm, 63 degrees, but overcast for most of the time spent searching (1:30-3:30) with only two brief breaks of some sunshine. Frit flew only during the breaks with sun. Only butterfly seen along the entire length of the road, up and back.

  • Purplish Fritillary 1

Purplish Fritillary

Bart Jones

Lower Hatchie NWR
Lauderdale County, TN

Checked the NWR two weeks after the NABA count and things had changed considerably. Cloudless Sulphurs were still common, but numbers were greatly reduced. Sleepy Oranges were very scarce, but were abundant two weeks ago. However, Dainty Sulphurs were much more numerous and three very fresh Checkered Whites were seen and no Cabbage Whites. Phaon Crescents had increased in number and were at about the same level as Pearl Crescent. Many of the Orange Sulphurs seen were puddling, as illustrated in the photo. One large darkish grass-skipper was seen, but couldn’t be certainly ID’d, however my impression was a Yehl Skipper.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Checkered White 3
  • Orange Sulphur abundant
  • Southern Dogface 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Little Yellow 20
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 25
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Phaon Crescent 20
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Question Mark 12
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 50
  • Red-spotted Purple 10
  • Viceroy 15
  • Hackberry Emperor 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Common Sootywing 4
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Sachem 2

Dainty Sulphur

sulphur puddle party

Phaon Crescent

Checkered White

Steven Glynn

White Lake WMA
Warren County, NJ

  • Giant Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail common
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3

Giant Swallowtail

Common Ringlet

Monarch

Stephen Ziegler

Ryeland Gardens
Berks County, PA

Both in good condition.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • American Lady 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

American Lady

American Lady

Mary Yannaco

Eastchester
Westchester County, NY

On Butterfly Bush in my yard

  • Peck's Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper

Brett Badeaux

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park-Azaela Glen Loop Trail and nearby
San Diego County, CA

80F mostly sunny, was here 10:00 AM-3:30 PM. Some un-id Duskywings. Also flying were about 1 dozen Western Sheepmoth

  • Pale Swallowtail 6
  • Checkered White 20+
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur common
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Great Copper 3
  • Golden Hairstreak 2
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Marine Blue 7
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Western Tailed-Blue 4
  • Melissa Blue 8
  • Acmon Blue 40+
  • Coronis Fritillary 2
  • Mylitta Crescent common
  • Satyr Comma 3
  • American Lady 5
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 8
  • California Sister 17
  • Monarch 6
  • Queen 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 3
  • Afranius Duskywing 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Northern White-Skipper 1
  • Woodland Skipper 8

Mylitta Crescent (and a sheep moth)

Golden Hairstreak

Melissa Blue

Melissa Blue

Steven Glynn

Horseshoe Bend Preserve- Kingwood Twp.
Hunterdon County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Question Mark 2
  • Gray Comma 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 7

Gray Comma

Question Mark

Hackberry Emperor

Zabulon Skipper

Brett Badeaux

Lake Cuyamaca
San Diego County, CA

Full sun mid 70F. Was here from 4:30PM to 5:30PM.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Purplish Copper 4
  • Melissa Blue common
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Afranius Duskywing 1

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Melissa Blue

Melissa Blue

Beth Polvino

CMBO Property ~ Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Zabulon skippers were the skipper of the day!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 22
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Gray Hairstreak

Kent (KC) Jensen

Dakota Nature Park
Brookings County, SD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Least Skipper 7

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Curtis A. Lehman

White Oak Park
Allegheny County, PA

The Ocola Skipper was the first one I’ve seen this year.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 12
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 17
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 11
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Silvery Checkerspot

Ocola Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5

David & Pat Amadio

Eastern Neck NWR
Kent County, MD

Observations made from 9:15 to 6 p.m.Cloudy morning with several hours of partial sun in the afternoon.High temp 82 with 4-13 mph S-SSE winds.Most active area today was the formal garden with Joe-Pye weed, NY Ironweed, and Sweet Pepperbush the most attractive nectar sources. A fairly extensive search of the other parts of the refuge were made as well.Most of the R.B.Hairstreaks were on partially blooming Devil’s walkingstick.One unfortunate Zebra was the victim of a very large Argiope spider.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 33
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 27
  • Cabbage White 19
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 31
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • American Snout 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • Pearl Crescent 37
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 8
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 23
  • Broad-winged Skipper 12
  • Dun Skipper 5
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Zebra Swallowtail

Red-banded Hairstreak

Southern Broken-Dash

Silver-spotted Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Variegated Fritillary

Zebra Swallowtail

Monarch

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

The Red-banded Hairstreak was the first one I’ve seen this year.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Michael Diederich

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

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

Kent (KC) Jensen

Dakota Nature Park
Brookings County, SD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 3

Orange Sulphur

Monarch

Rebecca Smith

San Carlos Bay / Bunche Beach Preserve Fort Myers
Lee County, FL

  • Mangrove Buckeye 2

Mangrove Buckeye

Rebecca Smith

Bowditch Point Park Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL

  • Obscure Skipper 2

Obscure Skipper

Chris Kratzer

Copp Park
New London County, CT

  • Pearl Crescent 2

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Tom Palmer

Lake Blue Scrub
Polk County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Great Southern White

John Lampkin

Triple Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
9-11; 79-86
Red-spotted Purple was a nice find, freshly eclosed in a stand of willow, possibly its larval host
Numbers are atypically low.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Whirlabout 1

Red-spotted Purple

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Fiery Skipper

Little Glassywing

Bart Jones

Various locations in the northern part of the county.
Decatur County, TN

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail abundant
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Harvester
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • American Snout
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Hoary Edge
  • Southern Cloudywing
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Least Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Northern Broken-Dash
  • Little Glassywing
  • Sachem
  • Dun Skipper
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Hoary Edge

Harvester

Kent (KC) Jensen

Oakwood Lakes State Park
Brookings County, SD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 7

Ken Wilson

Tijuana River Valley Regional Park
San Diego County, CA

Partly Cloudy, upper 80s, no wind. The highlight of the day was watching a Anise Swallowtail & Western Tiger Swallowtail first engage in a bit of a scramble with the Anise being the agressor. Later, while in flight both floated ever so slowly in what appeared to be a dance or ritual of some sort. I had never witnessed this type of behavior but a friend tells me he has witnessed Western Tiger’s doing so in the past. One no ID Lady seen.

  • Anise Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Marine Blue common
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Woodland Skipper 3

Anise Swallowtail, Western Tiger Swallowtail

Kathy Barylski

Lois Green Conservation Park
Montgomery County, MD

mid-to-upper 80s, sunny. On site 11:45 am to 3:35 pm; approx. 3.5 miles of trails

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 38
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 70
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 57
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 8
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 17
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Little Glassywing 7
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Dun Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Mark Adams

Piedmont Store, Clark Rd., Jarman’s Gap Rd.
Albemarle County, VA

14:00–17:15 EDT, mostly sunny, 83-84 deg F, wind light & variable. Despite a late start and relatively limited field time, I achieved my highest day count this season: 31 species. Skipper diversity improved compared to last weekend, and the recent rain showers and storms yielded butterfly-friendly puddles and mud. Common Buckeye, Fiery & Dun Skippers, and Sleepy Orange were personal first-of-season species. 

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 50
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 15
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 20
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Silvery Checkerspot 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 60
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 2

Horace's Duskywing

Red Admiral

Sleepy Orange

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Preserve, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

10:40 AM to 1:00 PM. Highest Day count for Spicebush Swallowtails at this location.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 18
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 18
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 16
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Peck's Skipper 14
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Mulberry Wing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Lisa Quartararo

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

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Steven Rosenthal

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

70 minute mid-morning visit, temps to low 80s..the town cleared out lots of weedy overgrowth, making the walk a lot easier. Butterfly habitat is still good.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4+
  • Common Sootywing 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Low humidity, sunny and temperature 84 around 2pm when observing butterflies

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Jeff Pavlik

Petersburg SGA
Monroe County, MI

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Harvester 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 30
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Rich Kelly

Jones Beach State Park
Nassau County, NY

  • Checkered White 12
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

Checkered White

Checkered White

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Alan R Mennig

Tyler Arboretum
Delaware County, PA

Zabulon Skippers, mating pair

  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

David L. Amadio

White Lake WMA
Warren County, NJ

2:25 to 3:35 p.m. 80 degrees with part sun. Nice diversity here.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 18
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Ringlet 10
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Common Ringlet

Giant Swallowtail

David L. Amadio

Horseshoe Bend Park
Hunterdon County, NJ

A late day stop on my way home to South Jersey. 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. Searched a sun lit woodland edge and was rewarded with one Gray Comma.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Gray Comma 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1

David L. Amadio

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.74-78 degrees part sun.

  • Giant Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 61
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 31
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

David L. Amadio

Whittingham WMA
Sussex County, NJ

9:25 to 11:05 a.m. Found some blooming Common Milkweed that must have been previously mowed.

  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 67
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 18
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Monarch

Hackberry Emperor

Giant Swallowtail

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

Jim Wilkinson

Guilford Park
Howard County, MD

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Matthew Ceplo

Rockland Country Club
Rockland County, NY

Mid 80’s nice day, light breeze. Disappointed no Monarchs.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 30
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 17
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 14
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Gray Hairstreak

Zabulon Skipper

Jeff Pavlik

West County Park
Monroe County, MI

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Viceroy 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 4
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 25
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Frick Park, Pittsburgh
Allegheny County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Harvester 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 34
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 14
  • Zabulon Skipper 8

Harvester

Red-banded Hairstreak

Pat Garner

Hawk Point
Lincoln County, MO

First sighting of a beautiful Gemmed Satyr butterfly on our property.

  • Gemmed Satyr 1

Gemmed Satyr

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Second time this summer in seeing a monarch. Unable to get a picture though. Partly sunny skies, twmp 89 when seen at 6:30pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Bo Zaremba

East Inlet - Scot's Bog - Cedar Stream
Coos County, NH

With Gary & Annie Kessler. We gave up counting Green Commas after 89.

  • Mustard White 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Atlantis Fritillary 27
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 7
  • Green Comma 89
  • Gray Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • White Admiral 5
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Common Branded Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 5

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Branded Skipper

Gray Comma

Green Comma

Clouded Sulphur

Allen Belden

Maymont
Richmond city, VA

Sunny, high in the low 90s. Black swallowtails seen as caterpillars on fennel. Most of the butterfly garden closed for restoration. Butterfly activity finally picking up in Richmond after a slow June and July.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 11
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 9
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 22
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Red Admiral

Silvery Checkerspot

Steven Glynn

Dwinal Pond Flowage and Springfield Road
Penobscot County, ME

Cloudy and 75 degrees, from 10:50am to 11:25am. Slight breaks of sun spurred additional coppers into flight at times. Limited time spent in this fragile area.

  • Mustard White 2
  • Dorcas Copper 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 1

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Allan R. Loudell

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

Found this Red-banded Hairstreak perched on a convenience-store wall - just after 6 a.m. - close to three Luna moths, the Green Marvel moth, and Papaipema (Borer) moths, among others.

A butterfly perched vertically “sticks out” compared to moths; always an interesting find!

This is not the first time to find a Hairstreak perched on a convenience-store wall or on a lit sheet. I’m inclined to believe Hairstreaks - and Vanessa species — seem to be more attracted to lights overnight than most other butterflies.

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

John Lampkin

Sun City Center Nature Trail
Hillsborough County, FL

9:30 - 11
High 80’s after a few days of rain.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Michael Drake

Heinz NWR
Philadelphia County, PA

Hot, humid breezy

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 13

Brant Reif

Silver Creek Trail, Sarvis Wilderness, Routt National Forest
Routt County, CO

We spent four days and three nights in the wilderness crossing from Grand County into Routt County to camp. The sightings include what we saw from the 7th through the 10th.

  • Mustard White
  • Scudder's Sulphur
  • Blue Copper
  • Purplish Copper
  • Greenish Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Great Basin Fritillary
  • Atlantis Fritillary
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • Purplish Fritillary
  • Field Crescent
  • Oreas Comma
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral

Michael Sandell

Bruce Trail Beaver Valley km 92-113
Grey County, ON

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • White Admiral 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

White Admiral

Northern Pearly-eye

Cabbage White

Tom Fiore

preserve lands & back roads, Somerville & nearby
Lincoln County, ME

Firstly, comment on a sighting from farther north in Maine by Steve Glynn the day before: form of “Dorcas” Copper in that location is known as “Clayton’s” and is (at least) form L.d. claytoni - which some accept as a full species in Maine & New Brunswick Canada. Here in mid-south Maine, the 11th was hot, 90+ with humidity & sun. Recently out in new broods here were Blk. Swallowtail, Amer. Copper, Pearl Crescent, Common Ringlet (which last was also being seen at least 3 days prior to then.) Despite decent species-variety, overall no’s. of butterflies continue on mostly-low side. It is dry in southern Maine, a mild drought.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 12+
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Harvester 1
  • American Copper 20+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6+
  • Atlantis Fritillary 8+
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 10+
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • White Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Eyed Brown 3
  • Common Ringlet 8+
  • Common Wood-Nymph 20+
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Raven Anthony Squire

Washington Park, Union City, off Palisade Avenue & 3rd Street
Hudson County, NJ

FOS in this park for Monarch nectaring on white Butterfly Bush.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Question Mark 4
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Lisa Quartararo

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

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Michael Murphy

West Paris
Oxford County, ME

Giant Swallowtail. Eggs laid on Ptelia trifoliata.

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

Kent (KC) Jensen

Oakwood Lakes State Park
Brookings County, SD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Viceroy
  • Northern Pearly-eye
  • Eyed Brown
  • Monarch
  • Least Skipper

Question Mark

Least Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Brett Badeaux

Mount Laguna - Sunset Trail to Big Laguna Trail loop
San Diego County, CA

Mid 70s. Despite multiple sources claiming full sun, large clouds arrived before noon and blocked the sun for over half of my visit. 1 un-id white, possibly some Pacuvius Duskywings

  • Checkered White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 40+
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Leda Ministreak 5
  • Marine Blue 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 13
  • Dotted Blue 1
  • Melissa Blue 4
  • Acmon Blue 35+
  • Mylitta Crescent 14
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • California Sister 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Afranius Duskywing common
  • White Checkered-Skipper 30+
  • Orange Skipperling 6
  • Woodland Skipper 70+

Leda Ministreak

Dotted Blue

West Coast Lady

Jeanette Klodzen

Corner 2200W and 700N
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Monarch 1

Rich Kelly, Mike Feder

Dryden Lake Park
Tompkins County, NY

  • Cabbage White 35
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gray Comma 1
  • American Lady 2
  • White Admiral 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Jerry McCormick

Little Belt Mountains, Hwy 89
Broadwater County, MT

Road trip in Montana results.

  • Checkered White
  • Common Wood-Nymph
  • Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Checkered White

Common Wood-Nymph

Jeanette Klodzen

Maybird Lakes Trail (Little Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

7700 - 9742ft

There were Frits flying as well.

  • Mustard White 1
  • Purplish Copper 1
  • Hoary Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Woodland Skipper 5+

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Silver-spotted Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Jerry McCormick

Little Belt Mountains, Hwy 89
Broadwater County, MT

Montana road trip

  • European Skipper common

European Skipper

Jim Egbert

Wooded area next to apartment complex on State Highway 69 N . North Port.
Tuscaloosa County, AL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Michael Drake

Bryn Athyn College Gardens
Montgomery County, PA

95, thunderstorms brewing

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

Jim Egbert

Oakmulgee WMA
Hale County, AL

In out of light rain all day.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Little Yellow 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4

Rich Kelly, Mike Feder, Steven Daniel

north end of Cayuta Lake
Schuyler County, NY

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Least Skipper 6

Rob Santry

Mt. Ashland
Jackson County, OR

The meadows and wet areas have dried up, so there was not a lot of butterfly activity.

  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Western White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Blue Copper
  • Sooty Hairstreak
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak
  • Acmon Blue
  • Great Basin Fritillary
  • Atlantis Fritillary
  • Hoary Comma
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • Common Ringlet
  • Monarch
  • Common Branded Skipper
  • Lindsey's Skipper
  • Sandhill Skipper
  • Woodland Skipper

John Heyse

martinez marsh, carquinez shoreline, martinez
Contra Costa County, CA

70, 73F

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sandhill Skipper 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Woodland Skipper 3

Jim Wilkinson

Fulton
Howard County, MD

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Mark Adams

Piedmont Store, Clark Rd, Old Trail, Jarman’s Gap Rd
Albemarle County, VA

Sunny to mostly sunny, 92-94 deg F, South wind 5-15 mph

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail abundant
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 16
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur abundant
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 20
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 7
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 7
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 12
  • Little Glassywing 4
  • Sachem 11
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 3

Question Mark

Northern Pearly-eye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Jim Wilkinson

Robinson Nature Center
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 15
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Little Glassywing 4
  • Sachem 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Swarthy Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Bart Jones

Eagle Lake WMA
Shelby County, TN

11 Bronze Coppers and 17 Hayhurst’s Scallopwings are most I’ve ever seen at one time. Reakirt’s Blue is only 5th record for Tennessee.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 20
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 15
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow abundant
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Dainty Sulphur 30
  • Bronze Copper 11
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • American Snout 12
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 25
  • Phaon Crescent 13
  • Pearl Crescent 35
  • Question Mark 17
  • Eastern Comma 8
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Red-spotted Purple 8
  • Viceroy 4
  • Hackberry Emperor abundant
  • Tawny Emperor 5
  • Gemmed Satyr 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 17
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Common Sootywing 24
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 9
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 6
  • Dun Skipper 1

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Reakirt's Blue

Bronze Copper

Allan R. Loudell

Elk Neck State Park
Cecil County, MD

One-and-half-hour walk, 9—10:30 a.m.
Already temperatures in the mid-80s.
Zebra Swallowtails: Some very worn individuals, but many more fresh with long tails. Presumed transition from 2nd to 3rd broods.
Surprised no Cabbage Whites nor Sulphurs nor Vanessa species.
No Monarchs either, but saw one later flying over Route 40 while driving back into Delaware.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 18
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Beth Polvino

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

2 Black Swallowtail chrysalis, 3 tiny Monarch Cats on Swamp Milkweed, Mating Monarch’s, FOY Red-spotted Purple on rotten fruit, New to yard & life butterfly for me ~Tawny Emperor who was on rotten fruit and new to yard butterfly ~Least Skipper Sunny, Hot & humid temps mid 90’s wind winds abut 8 MPH

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Red-spotted Purple

Tawny Emperor

Chris Kratzer

Haley Farm State Park
New London County, CT

I found a Red-banded Hairstreak at 41°19’49.26”N / 72° 0’55.61”W

  • American Copper 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Marthe Terry

Basking Ridge
Somerset County, NJ

Weather—hazy, hot and humid—90s around 9:30 AM. Species in count were seen nectaring on apple mint flowers

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4

Michael Drake

Pennypack Ecological Trust, Bryn Athyn
Montgomery County, PA

87 degrees, lots of nectar sources, few skippers

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 21
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Preserve, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

10:50 AM - 1:30 PM.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 24
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 33
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 24
  • Pearl Crescent 23
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 14
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Mulberry Wing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 5

Clifford Hence

Tinicum NWR
Philadelphia County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Allan R. Loudell

Along Dutch Neck Road just south of the C & D Canal, and path extending along the canal (near red/ochre barn)
New Castle County, DE

45-minute walk, 10:15–11 a.m. Temperatures already in mid- to upper 80s.

  • Black Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Lisa Quartararo

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

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Michael Drake

Elkins park garden
Montgomery County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Chris Edwards

Hawkeye Wildlife Area
Johnson County, IA

  • Black Swallowtail 13
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 142
  • Clouded Sulphur 30
  • Orange Sulphur 188
  • Cloudless Sulphur 79
  • Little Yellow 121
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 119
  • American Snout 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 24
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 15
  • Common Buckeye 108
  • Viceroy 63
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Monarch 38
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 167
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Common Sootywing 16
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 5
  • Dun Skipper 1

Chris Blazo

Wilson College Sustainible Living Gardens
Franklin County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 40+
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Golden Valley
Hennepin County, MN

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 1

Kit Goodwin

Bigelow Pioneer Cemetery, Irwin
Madison County, OH

Cropped cellphone pic. on Prairie Dock flower. During storm from Louisiana stretching from there, through Indianapolis to Columbus, OH.

  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Afternoon rain slowed the butterflies down today.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Allan R. Loudell

Along Route 40 - just north of Northeast, MD
Cecil County, MD

Observed male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail perched flat (like a Silkmoth) on a Wawa convenience-store wall at 7 a.m. From afar, I thought it was some bizarre morph of the canary yellow Imperial Moth and the veined Regal Moth. In 20+ years of checking convenience store and rest-stop walls for moths in the morning, I have never seen a Swallowtail perched on a convenience store wall like that.

It was so hot (already) at 7—7:30 a.m., saw two other Eastern Tiger Swallowtails flying over the highway.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3

Harry Zirlin

Ward Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

Heavy rain the night before seems to have caused some eclosions. Many individuals very fresh.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail common
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 10+
  • American Copper 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper common
  • Tawny-edged Skipper common
  • Mulberry Wing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 12

Gray Hairstreak

American Copper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Christopher Leslie

Arroyo Seco Canyon
Monterey County, CA

Butterflies were flying in the riverbed area of Arroyo Seco. Sunny day in the 80’s F.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gorgon Copper 1
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 4

Acmon Blue

Acmon Blue

Gorgon Copper

Gorgon Copper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Norwood
Carver County, MN

Sunny day with low humidity. Temp is 78

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Bellevue State Park Butterfly Garden
Jackson County, IA

14 species. Great place! Photos by Dorothy.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Sootywing

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg, Rich Ryder

Planting Fields Arboretum
Nassau County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 50
  • Cabbage White 85
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 50
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 9
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 7

Beth Polvino

NABA Yard #1151
Cape May County, NJ

FOY Cloudless Sulphur for my yard

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem 10
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

Bohemian Park and Langford Park,Fairhope
Baldwin County, AL

5th and 6th stops on the way to 5Rivers

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 14
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Jim Egbert

Co Rd 34 ,Summerdale
Baldwin County, AL

On the way back from 5Rivers

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 9

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

This is the 1st of six stops on my way to 5Rivers Delta Reasouce Center.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 2

Jim Egbert

Bay Rd & Mannich Lane ,Magnolia Springs
Baldwin County, AL

2nd & 3rd stops along the way to 5Rivers.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Great Southern White 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 13
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

Co Rd 9 Marlow
Baldwin County, AL

4th stop in rout to 5 Rivers

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 15
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 6
  • Sachem 6

Fiery Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Monarch

Michael Diederich

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

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

Chris Blazo

Bricker Rd. State Game Lands
Franklin County, PA

Very hot & extremely humid. 94 degrees but some clouds sure did help. If I had to estimate how many Hackberry Emperors I saw throughout my travels today, it would be around 300. It was unbelievable and yes, most of them landed on me at some point.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 19
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • American Snout 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 21
  • Pearl Crescent 40
  • Question Mark 4
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Gray Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 80+
  • Tawny Emperor 6
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Chris Blazo

Gate 11 in Buchanan SF on Mountain Rd.
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Harvester 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Hackberry Emperor 32
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Chris Blazo

Rolling Rd. fields
Franklin County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 100+
  • Clouded Sulphur 100+
  • Orange Sulphur 100+
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 80+
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 50+
  • Meadow Fritillary 27
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Pearl Crescent 150+
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 25+
  • Common Sootywing 9
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 10

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Albert Lea
Freeborn County, MN

A monarch was flying alongside the cornfield at 7:45A.M. It was partly sunny, low humidity and 66 degrees. A light breeze. It was the only butterfly in that area at that time.

  • Monarch 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Kent (KC) Jensen

Dakota Nature Park
Brookings County, SD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Meadow Fritillary
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Viceroy
  • Northern Pearly-eye
  • Monarch
  • Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Orange Sulphur

John J. Collins

Wallkill River NWR, Liberty Marsh
Orange County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 47
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 13

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

Jeanette Klodzen

Corner 2200W 700N Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Monarch 1

Jerry McCormick

Makoshika State Park
Dawson County, MT

Montana road trip

  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Common Checkered-Skipper

Laurel Rhodes

The Celery Fields in Sarasota FL
Sarasota County, FL

With John Lampkin, Jean Evoy and Dusty Rhodes. Two hours, 89-92F, full sun. Spent all our time on or near the hill adjacent to the nature center. Good weeds were abundant, e.g., Frogfruit and Bidens.

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Barred Yellow abundant
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 19
  • Ceraunus Blue 17
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 31
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock superabundant
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 13
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 54
  • Sachem 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Mostly cloudy with showers today, temperature in the low 70’s.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Ben Cacace

Governors Island
New York County, NY

The area the butterfly was flying in is called South Battery on the large lawn between St. Cornelius Chapel and Yankee Pier in front of the fortified building.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Leonora Howe

St. Albans Town - Hathaway Point Road
Franklin County, VT

This butterfly has been in the area for a couple of weeks.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

JoAnna N Clayton

Sawgrass Lake Park
Pinellas County, FL

Survey of “spillway area” restricted access

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 12
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 22
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Rich Kelly

Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Suffolk County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 85
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Steven Glynn

Areas near Salem City
Salem County, NJ

Checking Bronze Copper colony areas. New, 3rd brood emerged and flying.

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Bronze Copper 14
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • Pearl Crescent 23
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 26
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 10
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 7
  • Delaware Skipper 10
  • Broad-winged Skipper 7

Delaware Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Kathy Barylski

Catoctin Creek Park
Frederick County, MD

Searched about 70% of park across 2 days - 3 hours on Aug. 15 and 1.3 hours on Aug. 17. Many records for the park! Shocked by number of Monarchs given limit amount of milkweed.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4-5
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15-18
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 14-16
  • Cabbage White 275
  • Clouded Sulphur 15-20
  • Orange Sulphur 18-24
  • American Copper 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 35
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3-4
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 30
  • Northern Pearly-eye 7
  • Monarch 19
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 100
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 24
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 14
  • Dun Skipper 7

Hackberry Emperor

Zabulon Skipper

Monarch

Northern Pearly-eye

Brant Reif

Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Polk County, IA

My boys and I went on two separate walks through the park hitting the prairie before lunch and the woodland/wetland trail after lunch. The temperature approached 90 after lunch, but the lack of a stiff breeze allowed us to spot many more butterflies here than I remember in the past. This has become an annual trip for me and my boys on the last day of our summer break.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Bronze Copper 15
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Meadow Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 5
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Bronze Copper

Common Buckeye

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Little Yellow

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

Northern Pearly-eye

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Bronze Copper

Allan R. Loudell

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

Another example of a butterfly perched vertically on a convenience store wall, among many moths, including a Hog Sphinx Moth, around 6 a.m.

But the first time I’ve seen a Silver-spotted Skipper doing this.

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Silver Lake, Lake Solitude, Twin Lakes Loop - Big Cottonwood Canyon
Salt Lake County, UT

Started around 4:30pm

  • Marine Blue 1
  • Great Basin Fritillary 5
  • West Coast Lady 1

Marine Blue

Curtis A. Lehman

New Castle
Lawrence County, PA

Also 5 mature caterpillars of the Cloudless Sulphur found in the flower heads of Cassia.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 37
  • Clouded Sulphur 28
  • Orange Sulphur 42
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 6
  • Silvery Checkerspot 7
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 12
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Silvery Checkerspot

Cloudless Sulphur

Jim Wilkinson

Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Orange County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Cassius Blue

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA- Middle Marsh Lane access and nearby roadside nectar patches
Cumberland County, NJ

FOS and county lifer Sleepy Oranges found today. Cloudless Sulphurs were common as well.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail Common
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 7

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Curtis A. Lehman

White Oak Park
Allegheny County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 13
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 100+
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Jim Wilkinson

Kissimmee
Osceola County, FL

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • White Peacock 2

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Muted sunshine due to wildfire smoke. Very dry, but butterflies are still around.

  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 1
  • Acmon Blue 8
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet 14
  • Monarch 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Woodland Skipper 108
  • Umber Skipper 1

Hedgerow Hairstreak

Common Ringlet

Mournful Duskywing

Umber Skipper

Umber Skipper

Woodland Skipper

Rich Kelly

Old Westbury Gardens
Nassau County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 110
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 45
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 30
  • Sachem 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 10
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Common Sootywing

Dun Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Jim Springer

Assunpink WMA
Monmouth County, NJ

10:45am-3:45pm, 90 F and humid

Moderator’s Note: Mike Newlon first found an Ocola Skipper in Somerset County on August 15. He also found one in Morris County on August 19. These two in Monmouth County make four so far this year in northern NJ. As far as I know none have been reported yet this year in southern NJ.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 103
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • Pearl Crescent 125
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 55
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 85
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Sachem 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Ocola Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Variegated Fritillary

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Glenn Koppel

Shenango Recevoir
Mercer County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Meadow Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Viceroy
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Least Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Mark Adams

Piedmont Store, Jarman’s Gap Rd.
Albemarle County, VA

Mostly sunny to mostly cloudy, 84-88 deg F, wind light & variable. Personal first-of-season Common Checkered-skipper.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 21
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 21
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 30
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 20
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 22
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 25
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 25
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Horace's Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Curtis A. Lehman

Deckers Creek Trail
Monongalia County, WV

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 14
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Sachem 19
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Jim Wilkinson

Disney World Epcot
Orange County, FL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Gulf Fritillary

Brazilian Skipper

Harry Zirlin

Mount Loretto and Clay Pit Ponds SF
Richmond County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 20+
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 20+
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10+
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 10+
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 10
  • Dun Skipper 2

Red-banded Hairstreak

john heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

Ralph E. Simmons State Forest, Hilliard
Nassau County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Creole Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 12
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 10

Common Wood-Nymph

Creole Pearly-eye

Tom Palmer

State Road 471, south of the Withlacoochee River
Polk County, FL

Florida Department of Transportation has reduced mowing width in this corridor to allow more wildflowers to remain during growing season.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 18
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • White M Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 6
  • Viceroy 5
  • Carolina Satyr 7
  • Queen 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 51
  • Whirlabout 14
  • Sachem 5
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 28

Brazilian Skipper

White M Hairstreak

Question Mark

Clifford Hence

Heinz NWR at Tinicum
Philadelphia County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Sachem 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Michael Diederich

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

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Preserve, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 20
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Rich Kelly, Steve Rosenthal

Jones Beach State Park
Nassau County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 20
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 4

Swarthy Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Observed at 145pm. Strong winds and temperature of 88 degrees with high humidity.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Danielle Bedics-Arizala

La Canada Flintridge, CA
Los Angeles County, CA

California Sister seen at Descanso Gardens

  • California Sister 1

California Sister

Jeanette Klodzen

Lofty Lake Loop - Uinta Mountains
Summit County, UT

9900 - 10,810ft

  • Purplish Copper 1
  • Great Basin Fritillary 1
  • Hoary Comma 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 7+

Tom Palmer

Marion Creek
Polk County, FL

Management roads/trails all mowed recently at two of three sites I visited; numbers lower than expected.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Queen 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Southern Cloudywing

William D. Beck

Box Canyon nr Madera Canyon
Pima County, AZ

The “seep willow” is just about at its peak, attracting most butterflies that the monsoons have kicked off!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail common
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak common
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Leda Ministreak common
  • Marine Blue common
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Reakirt's Blue 8
  • Zela Metalmark 2
  • American Snout common
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Bordered Patch common
  • Tiny Checkerspot common
  • Texan Crescent common
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Tropical Buckeye 3
  • Empress Leilia 3
  • Queen 7
  • Dull Firetip common
  • Hammock Skipper 2
  • Acacia Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 3

Juniper Hairstreak

Kent (KC) Jensen

Dakota Nature Park
Brookings County, SD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Meadow Fritillary
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Viceroy
  • Monarch
  • Least Skipper

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Meadow Fritillary

Painted Lady

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Rebecca Smith

Lake Lotus Park Altamonte Springs, FL
Seminole County, FL

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Red-spotted Purple

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Allan R. Loudell

Off Center Mill Road & Ashland Clinton Road, northeast of Hockessin
New Castle County, DE

Late morning, getting cloudy.

In addition to Pipevine Swallowtail adult, numerous larvae on Pipevine, of course!

Pipevine Swallowtails generally uncommon to rare in New Castle County, but more likely here

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 1

Lisa Quartararo

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

I also saw about 5 skippers today, but could not really ID them. Skippers have been scarce in my yard this summer.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 2

Jim Egbert

Co Rd 34 Summerdale,Linholm Rd and Co Rd 87 north of I10,Bee Tree Creek,Perdidio River WMA,Upper Delta WMA.
Baldwin County, AL

Free day;went looking for Texas Crescents and Little Metalmarks,no luck but a nice bunch of sightings.
In the large population of Eurema lisa sighted;more than a dozen white form females were in the mix,no Eurema daira or Nathalis iole were sighted.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 11
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • American Snout 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 14
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 8

Jim Wilkinson

Disney World Magic Kingdom
Orange County, FL

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 3

Orange-barred Sulphur

Spicebush Swallowtail

Lisa Quartararo

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

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1

Danielle Bedics-Arizala

Pasadena, California
Los Angeles County, CA

Seen in my Pasadena, CA garden.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Giant Swallowtail

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Peck's Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Kathy Barylski

Monocacy Natl Battlefield - Thomas Farm
Frederick County, MD

abou 1-3 pm; mid-tp upper 80s and sunny. In additional to the blue and white trails, I walked some of the farm lanes.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur abundant
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue abundant
  • Variegated Fritillary 6-8
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Common Buckeye 8-10
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Sachem

Jeanette Klodzen

Silver Lake, Lake Solitude, Twin Lakes Loop - Big Cottonwood Canyon
Salt Lake County, UT

4:20- 6:20pm

  • Checkered White 1
  • Zerene Fritillary 2

Jerry McCormick

Big Springs State Park
Cascade County, MT

Montana Road trip results.

  • Northern Blue common

Northern Blue

Kent (KC) Jensen

McCrory Gardens
Brookings County, SD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Viceroy
  • Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Monarch

Rich Kelly, Lindy Nielsen

Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Suffolk County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 175
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 30
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 10
  • Sachem 30
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Alan R Mennig

Tyler Arboretum
Delaware County, PA

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2

Lisa Quartararo

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

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

Lisa Quartararo

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

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Temp was 93, partly sunny and dewpoint at 72 when seeing this monarch. Viewing at 5pmET.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Monarch

Jeffrey Glassberg

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

65 species

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 4
  • White Angled-Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Large Orange Sulphur 24
  • Lyside Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Clytie Ministreak 3
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 30
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 2
  • Red-bordered Pixie 1
  • American Snout 25
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Julia Heliconian 18
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Mexican Fritillary 4
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Crimson Patch 4
  • Pale-banded Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 25
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 5
  • Banded Peacock 1
  • Malachite 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 5
  • Many-banded Daggerwing 3
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 3
  • Tropical Leafwing 2
  • Tawny Emperor 20
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Queen 75
  • Soldier 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 15
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • Glazed Pellicia 3
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Brown-banded Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 13
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 15
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 7
  • Double-dotted Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 25
  • Southern Broken-Dash 40
  • Sachem 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Sachem 24
  • Dun Skipper 1

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

John J. Collins

Island Beach State Park, A21
Ocean County, NJ

  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 20

Southern Broken-Dash

Variegated Fritillary

Brett Badeaux

Mount Laguna - Kwaaymii trail and Garnet Peak
San Diego County, CA

Mid 70s. Found a rather dark Northern White-Skipper. 1 un-id white

  • Pale Swallowtail 4
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 40+
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Mormon Metalmark 3
  • Coronis Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • California Sister 8
  • Mournful Duskywing 7
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 5
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Northern White-Skipper 30+
  • Orange Skipperling 2
  • Woodland Skipper 40+

Pacuvius Duskywing

Northern White-Skipper

Mournful Duskywing

John Heyse

Del Puerto Canyon
Stanislaus County, CA

with David Rawlinson

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Acmon Blue 4
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Sandhill Skipper 1

Checkered White

Sandhill Skipper

Acmon Blue

Kent (KC) Jensen

McCrory Gardens
Brookings County, SD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail abundant
  • Cabbage White superabundant
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Red Admiral
  • Viceroy
  • Monarch abundant
  • Sachem

Painted Lady

Sachem

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sachem

David H. Bartholomew

Sunol Ohlone Open Space Preserve
Alameda County, CA

Dry and dusty. Woodland Skippers by far the most common butterfly seen.

  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Mylitta Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • California Sister 12
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Woodland Skipper common

Mylitta Crescent

Woodland Skipper

Harry Zirlin

Scarsdale, Falmouth Road and Dimsdale Drive
Westchester County, NY

2 pretty good records for walking my dog. Checkered White is only my second record for the county.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1

Ken Wilson

Mount Laguna, a small portion of Pacific Crest Trail
San Diego County, CA

Mid to upper 70s, wind was not a factor.

  • Marine Blue 4
  • Dotted Blue 3
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • California Sister 1
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Orange Skipperling 7
  • Woodland Skipper 3

Dotted Blue

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Viceroy
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

James Shelton

Eastern Shore Wildlife Refuge - Boat Ramp Road
Northampton County, VA

Just noticed these while birding.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1

Chris Kratzer

Bluff Point State Park
New London County, CT

  • American Copper 2

American Copper

Joshua Eastlake

Anderson Township backyard
Hamilton County, OH

13 Giant Swallowtail caterpillars observed on my Wafer Ash trees.

  • Giant Swallowtail

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Floyd Bennett Field
Kings County, NY

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. All butterflies were seen at the community gardens, with good numbers on the Buddleia.

  • Black Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 8
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Common Sootywing 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Andrew Block

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

Submitted for my friend Ernie DeMarie

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Miriam Pickens

Maasto Hiihto trails, Hancock near Pleasant Valley Dr.
Houghton County, MI

  • Reakirt's Blue 1

Reakirt's Blue

Rebecca Smith

Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park Apopka, FL
Lake County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Delaware Skipper

Barred Yellow

Raymond Osmolski

Matthiessen State Park
LaSalle County, IL

  • Monarch 1

Beth Polvino

Moss Landing State Park
Monterey County, CA

  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Woodland Skipper 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

Matthew Ceplo

Rockland Country Club
Rockland County, NY

Sunny and warm. light breeze.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 16
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Gray Hairstreak

Zabulon Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

The Dun Skipper was a very fresh female.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
  • Dun Skipper

Harry Zirlin

Mount Loretto Unique Area
Richmond County, NY

Tawny Emperor in trash can in parking lot

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 30+
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 20+

Common Buckeye

Tawny Emperor

Beth Polvino

Elkhorn Slough
Monterey County, CA

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Woodland Skipper 11

Curtis A. Lehman

Youghiogheny River Trail
Allegheny County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 42
  • Clouded Sulphur 17
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Warren A. Jacobs

Perkiomenville. Gravel pk near Kratz Rd
Montgomery County, PA

Unusual sighting

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Giant Swallowtail

Michael Drake

High School Park, Elkins Park
Montgomery County, PA

Sunny, upper 80’s, Sachem explosion!

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 10
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Sachem 35

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd. Orange Beach,Co Rd 34 Summerdale,US Hwy, Bay Minette,Splinter Hill WMA,Perdido,Upper Delta WMA
Baldwin County, AL

1st full day in the field in months.The early start on Roscoe Rd,in the south end of the county,kept me ahead of thunder storm all day,and end the day in the dusky late afternoon trails of the Upper Delta WMA in the north.Long day,a lot of miles,and a long sighting list.
Long-tailed Skippers and Cloudless Sulphurs were common across the entire area, where Tiger Palamedes were most common in areas where Poe Pie flowers were present, each stop had its on community of butterflies arcs

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Barred Yellow 9
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Little Metalmark 7
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 3
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple common
  • Viceroy 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 7
  • Southern Pearly-eye 2
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Byssus Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper common

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge, MD
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 15

Cloudless Sulphur

Matt Juskowich

Independence Marsh
Beaver County, PA

  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

American Lady

Jim Springer & Ahmet Baytas

Great Dismal Swamp NWR
Suffolk city, VA

Partly cloudy, 85F

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 16
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 17
  • Cloudless Sulphur 48
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 9
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Red-spotted Purple 15
  • Viceroy 6
  • Southern Pearly-eye 6
  • Creole Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 45
  • Monarch 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 4
  • Carolina Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Southern Pearly-eye

Tom Fiore, Mike Freeman

CentraI Park, Manhattan
New York County, NY

Sun, warm, good day for species-diversity; Cloudless Sulphur is fairly rare in Manhattan, even if not so on nearby outer coast; Common Buckeye is uncommon in Central Park; Fiery Skipper was first-of-year to T.F. Snouts were near Celtis, a not-rare tree in this city. Photo is Cloudless by T.F., & of Buckeye by Mike Freeman who had allowed the worn butterfly sit on a finger-tip. Zabulon & Tawny-edged Skippers were both a bit worn, many Sachems were fresh.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20+
  • Orange Sulphur 12+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 4+
  • Pearl Crescent 10+
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 10+
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 12+
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Common Buckeye

Cloudless Sulphur

Jim Springer & Ahmet Baytas

Alligator River NWR
Dare County, NC

86F, mostly cloudy

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 160
  • Cloudless Sulphur 85
  • Sleepy Orange 14
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Pearl Crescent 27
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Yehl Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
  • Palatka Skipper 2
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Twin-spot Skipper

Brett Badeaux

Fullerton Arboretum
Orange County, CA

Large Orange Sulphurs began flying here around 11:00 P.M. Despite the small number of species present at this site, individual numbers were very impressive; I have not seen this many of some of these species before.

  • Giant Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Large Orange Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 10
  • Marine Blue abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Funereal Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper abundant

Large Orange Sulphur

Large Orange Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Gulf Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Large Orange Sulphur

Giant Swallowtail

Tom Fiore

Hook Mt & adajacent ridge, north of town of Nyack
Rockland County, NY

Warm, sunny, north wind; an afternoon visit- Giant Swallowtail was a surprise, my first in Rockland Co.! - and numbers of Gray Hairstreaks were impressive for this site (most were not on the summit, but north along ridge trail) as well as Hackberry Emperor no’s. The unusual late Dun Skipper flight by the summit here is a bit of a mystery, with this mini-population persisting most years into October, v. late for this area. 1 Monarch noted in southbound migration.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10+
  • Gray Hairstreak 5+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 6+
  • Hackberry Emperor 8++
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 4

Gray Hairstreak

Red-spotted Purple

Hackberry Emperor

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 25
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 35

Southern Broken-Dash

Horace's Duskywing

Michael Sandell

Burnhamthorpe Rd and Bronte Rd
Halton County, ON

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 1
  • Pink-edged Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Ringlet 5

Pearl Crescent

Common Ringlet

Black Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Rich Kelly, Enrico Nardone, John Turner

Greentree Estate, Manhasset
Nassau County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 70
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 20
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 18
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 30
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 15
  • Sachem 45
  • Zabulon Skipper 7
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

John Lampkin

Sun City Center Nature Trail
Hillsborough County, FL

An hour in the pm before the daily shower (the sky’s, not mine).
This is only the second Red Admiral seen here and it wanted to drive my golf cart.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Red Admiral

Lisa Quartararo

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

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Beth Polvino

Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge
Monterey County, CA

flying all around the area. Hard to get a picture of them.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 30

Mylitta Crescent

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

Michael Drake

Springfield Township Middle School Butterfly Garden, Erdenheim
Montgomery County, PA

Sunny, upper 80’s, the Sachem explosion continues

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 50+

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

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

Jim Springer & Ahmet Baytas

Munden Point Park
Virginia Beach city, VA

80F, mostly sunny
Note pollen on Dukes’ Skipper’s legs.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 7
  • Dukes' Skipper 9

Dukes' Skipper

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park
Contra Costa County, CA

75F

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Woodland Skipper 10

Melanie Link Taylor

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

This Monarch has visited my garden 3 times this week—just as I’ve ordered milkweed to plant, and seeds for next year. So exciting.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Jeffrey Glassberg

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Broad-banded Swallowtail 1
  • Yellow Angled-Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 7
  • Lyside Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 8
  • Clytie Ministreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Fatal Metalmark 6
  • Curve-winged Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Mexican Fritillary 3
  • Theona Checkerspot 1
  • Bordered Patch 8
  • Crimson Patch 3
  • Elada Crescent 2
  • Pale-banded Crescent 6
  • Phaon Crescent 13
  • White Peacock 5
  • Malachite 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Tawny Emperor 14
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 65
  • Soldier 8
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Brown Longtail 7
  • Coyote Cloudywing 1
  • Glazed Pellicia 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 20
  • Laviana White-Skipper 6
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 10
  • Clouded Skipper 20
  • Double-dotted Skipper 5
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 50
  • Whirlabout 10
  • Southern Broken-Dash 10
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 37
  • Eufala Skipper 4

Broad-banded Swallowtail

Celia's Roadside-Skipper

Yellow Angled-Sulphur

Giant Swallowtail

Curve-winged Metalmark

Jim Springer & Ahmet Baytas

Great Dismal Swamp NWRl
Suffolk city, VA

85F, mostly clear

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 11
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 35
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Viceroy 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 4
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 4
  • Carolina Roadside-Skipper 2

Carolina Roadside-Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

my first Ocola and Checkered Skipper at this site this year

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 24
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 30
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Black Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Ocola Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jim Springer & Ahmet Baytas

Dutch Neck Road, Middletown
New Castle County, DE

85F, mostly sunny

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 10
  • Sachem 35
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Tawny Emperor

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Montgomery County, PA

Hot, partly cloudy

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Least Skipper 11
  • Peck's Skipper 13
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 250+

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd. Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Ocola Skipper 7

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raritan
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2

Melanie Link Taylor

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

There have been twice as many Marine Blue butterflies this season. This morning three butterflies were frenetically flitting around the mint displaying pops of blue and purple. Beautiful.

  • Marine Blue 7
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Marine Blue

Steven Glynn

High Point SP, near Montague, NJ
Sussex County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • American Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Leonard's Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Leonard's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

American Copper

Leonard's Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge, MD
Howard County, MD

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 15

Cloudless Sulphur

Jessica Smith

Park Circle, North Charleston
Charleston County, SC

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 1

Gray Hairstreak

Monarch

Sue Hannon

34 Dallas Dr, Chesapeake Estates, Grantville
Dauphin County, PA

Large variety of butterflies in and near the butterfly bush in my yard, including a Long-tailed Skipper, somewhat outside of its normal range

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Kit Goodwin

S County Line Rd, Johnstown
Licking County, OH

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1