October 2017 Sightings

Tom Palmer

Saddle Creek Park
Polk County, FL

Casual observations while birding

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • White Peacock 41
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Glenn Koppel

Tinker Road Boat Launch, State Game Lands 95
Butler County, PA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 5

Clouded Sulphur

Glenn Koppel

Muddy Creek Trail, Moraine State Park
Butler County, PA

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Bronze Copper 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4

Bronze Copper

Michael Drake

Pennypack at Pine Road
Philadelphia County, PA

70 sunny, little/no breeze
Red-spotted Purple was very fresh

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Craig Marks

Cooter's Bog
Vernon Parish, LA

only there from about 2:00-3:00.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Georgia Satyr 36
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Denis C. Quinn

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

Changing temperatures downward now, along with changes in nectar sources to Asters, Fleabane (Erigeron) family and Marigolds for most of the Sachems today. Checkered Skippers were all seen on Ground-ivy/Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea).

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 33
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 21
  • Sachem 26
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Ocola Skipper

Walter Wallenstein

Long Key Natural Area
Broward County, FL

10:15AM-12:00PM

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Barred Yellow 12
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Zebra Heliconian 8
  • Pearl Crescent 44
  • White Peacock 14
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 2
  • Queen 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Mary Lynn Delfino

Munroe Falls Metro Park - Tallmadge Meadow
Summit County, OH

69 degrees and sunny. ESE 7.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 14
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Painted Lady

Monarch

Sachem

Monarch

Mary Lynn Delfino

Springfield Bog Metro Park
Summit County, OH

66 degrees and sunny. ESE 6.

  • Cabbage White 31
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Monarch

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Mary Lynn Delfino

Munroe Falls Metro Park - Tallmadge Meadow
Summit County, OH

88 degrees. ENE 8.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5

Andrew Block

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

One was fresh the other very worn.

  • Painted Lady 2

Michael Drake

Dixon Meadow Preserve
Montgomery County, PA

72 sunny.
Masses of Frost Aster attracting many sulphurs

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Sachem 4

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

David H. Bartholomew

Sunnyvale, my backyard
Santa Clara County, CA

Monarch repeatedly visited my Buddlaeia bush for over an hour (I assume it was just one, returning time and again).

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1`
  • Fiery Skipper 6

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Denis C. Quinn

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

More Fiery Skippers than ever here nectaring on a wide variety; Aster, Goldenrod, Lantana and Verbena bonariensis.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 48
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 22
  • Sachem 18
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Julie Appleget

Tide Swamp Unit Big Bend WMA
Taylor County, FL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 18
  • Cloudless Sulphur 14
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 13
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • White Peacock 9
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen SA
  • Long-tailed Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Clouded Skipper abundant
  • Southern Broken-Dash abundant
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Byssus Skipper 3
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper common

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Andrew Block

Twin Lakes C.P., Eastchester,
Westchester County, NY

  • Common Buckeye 1

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

11 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Weather: intermittent rain all day and cloudy when not raining; 78 to 82 degrees, winds 16 - 26. Nectar sources: Bidens alba, carphephorus, liatris, elephant’s foot, pickerelweed, spermacoce, Phasey bean. Fall wildflowers are just coming into bloom. Scouting for upcoming field trip. Area very wet but roads passable. Linda Cooper

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 13
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • White Peacock 6
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 12
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Meske's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Arogos Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 10

Palmetto Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Michael Drake

Springfield Township Middle School Butterfly Garden
Montgomery County, PA

72, sunny, light breeze. All butterflys nectaring on Buddleia

  • Painted Lady 15
  • Monarch 5

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Daniel Jones

Progreso Lakes Yard
Hidalgo County, TX

09:30 to 15:30

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Large Orange Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • White Peacock 5
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Queen 2
  • Soldier 1
  • Gold-spotted Aguna 1
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 4
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Laviana White-Skipper 4
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 12
  • Double-dotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Olive-clouded Skipper 2

Gold-spotted Aguna

Gold-spotted Aguna

Olive-clouded Skipper

Double-dotted Skipper

Mimosa Yellow

Cassius Blue

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 7

Brian Lloyd

Snipe Island Unit, Big Bend WMA
Taylor County, FL

Very brief view of a single Cassius Blue, not in the freshest of conditions

  • Cassius Blue 1

Cassius Blue

Cassius Blue

Denis C. Quinn

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

I only recently (3years ago) started growing Verbena bonariensis here at home and it has become one of the top draws for me, especially easy to grow and reseeds itself too.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 28
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 18
  • Sachem 16
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Sunny and mid 60’s this morning…new sighting in my yard…White M. Hairstreak…9:05 am

  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2

White M Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

Painted Lady

Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Andrew Block

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

  • Monarch 4

Andrew Block

Allen Meadows Park, Wilton,
Fairfield County, CT

The Monarchs were steadily moving south.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5+
  • Painted Lady common
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Beth Polvino

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

Both Lady species, Monarch’s, Common Buckeye’s, and Sachems are sill common to abundant in my yard. Sunny today mid 70’s with little wind. About 70 Black Swallowtail cats or chrysalis here. Several Monarch cats also seen.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady common
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch abundant
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem abundant
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Ocola Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Brett Badeaux

Thomas Mountain Road, San Jacinto Mountains
Riverside County, CA

1 unidentified Duskywing

  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 6
  • Mormon Metalmark common
  • California Tortoiseshell 4
  • Painted Lady 12+
  • Monarch 1
  • Northern White-Skipper 4
  • Juba Skipper 4
  • Woodland Skipper common

Juba Skipper

Northern White-Skipper

Orange Sulphur

California Tortoiseshell

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE
Douglas County, NE

Did my weekly butterfly count at Lauritzen Gardens today. It was 63 degrees, cloudy most of the day with a wind of 8.1 mph. Still had a great day butterflying seeing 2175 butterflies. Painted Ladies are still in huge abundance.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 155
  • Orange Sulphur 116
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 20
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 27
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Painted Lady 1804
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 14
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 1

Painted Lady

Sachem

Sachem

Gray Hairstreak

Reakirt's Blue

Painted Lady

Reakirt's Blue

Christopher Williams

Stahls Natural Area
Somerset County, NJ

  • Ocola Skipper 1

Paula Williams

Stahl's Nature Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 5

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Painted Lady 15
  • Monarch 8
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 12

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Jeanette Klodzen

Silver Lake (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny, high 40s
Elevation 8700 ft

  • Painted Lady 1

Jeanette Klodzen

around 18thE and Hollywood Ave (Salt Lake City)
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Painted Lady 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail

Rick Cheicante

Sandhills Game Lands
Richmond County, NC

Sunny, mid-80’s.
3:30 am - 5:30 pm.
with Teri.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 12
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 9
  • Monarch 5
  • Clouded Skipper 12
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Southern Pearly-eye

Rick Cheicante

Weymouth Woods
Moore County, NC

Sunny, mid-80’s.
11:30 am - 3:00 pm.
with Teri.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Meske's Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Eufala Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Whirlabout

Meske's Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Suisun Marsh
Solano County, CA

With John Heyse, enjoyed a location new to me. A lush growth of Asters, Goldenrod and Gum Flower are the main butterfly attractants.

  • Anise Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 36
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Purplish Copper 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 32
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Sandhill Skipper 16

Western Pygmy-Blue

Common Checkered-Skipper

Purplish Copper

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

10:00 AM to 12:45 PM; mostly sunny skies initially but with increasing cloud cover throughout the day; slight breeze, 3-6 mph gusts; air temperatures ranged from 68-75 F; with Della Wells.

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 4

Brett Badeaux

Laguna Mountains near Kwaaymii point and Garnet Peak
San Diego County, CA

Fine sunny weather

  • Pale Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 12+
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 5
  • Mormon Metalmark common
  • Mylitta Crescent 12+
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady common
  • California Sister 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Northern White-Skipper 15+
  • Juba Skipper common
  • Woodland Skipper 20+

Pale Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Juba Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Mylitta Crescent

JoAnna N Clayton

Sawgrass Lake Park
Pinellas County, FL

high winds , more common skippers scant.

  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20+
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 10
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • White Peacock 30+
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Monk Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Brazilian Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny, 73 degrees low humidity. This black swallowtail had been in its chrysalis more than 3 weeks! The lata bloomer was in the butterfly certified #2490 garden, allowing me to take this prior to flying away.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Black Swallowtail

Andrew Block

corner of McLean & DeVoe Aves., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

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

  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 2

Bill Berthet

Julington-Durbin-Preserve
Duval County, FL

Partly cloudy to sunny Winds 5-10 mid 80’s. Nor Eastern passed through yesterday rain with winds up to 40 mph.
Discovered Monk Skipper, checked BAMONA, new record for Duval Co.Fl. 80% nectaring on Summer Farewell (Dalia pinnata) 20% nectaring on Florida Paintbrush (Carphephorus corymbosus) Numerous Common Buckeye caterpillars feeding on Agalinis fasciculata

Trail going to Durbin Creek is flooded.

  • Black Swallowtail `1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 12
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 25
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Painted Lady 152
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 97
  • Monarch 19
  • Long-tailed Skipper 120
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Monarch

Monk Skipper

Monk Skipper

Great Purple Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

80 partly sunny

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem common

Michael Drake

Springfield Township Middle School Butterfly Garden
Montgomery County, PA

80, partly sunny

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 17
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 4

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch

Steven Glynn

Private commercial nursery growing field near Millville
Cumberland County, NJ

Area has held a Checkered White colony for the past five years. A final check, after a major section of the area was cleared and graded, found Checkered Whites still flyng and a female ovipositing. Happy to think the colony will persist into 2018.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 19
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady common
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 7

Checkered White

Checkered White

Variegated Fritillary

Steven Glynn

Private property near Salem City
Salem County, NJ

Made a final search on this private property and found a good number of fresh looking Bronze Coppers. This final brood is the highest concentration on the site since spring.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Bronze Copper 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 3

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Viceroy

Rick Cheicante

Carolina Sandhills NWR
Chesterfield County, SC

Sunny, mid-80’s.
10:30 am - 3:00 pm.
with Teri.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 15
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 7

Denis C. Quinn

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

Mostly grazed over pasture, cattle gone today, as well as nectar sources.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 14
  • Meadow Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Sachem 16

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Beth Polvino

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

Highest number of species & #39th species for this butterfly garden for 2017 - Common Checkered-Skipper. Last seen here in 2015. Ocola Skippers continue. Numbers of butterflies decreasing. Monarch tagging being done in the yard by the Cape May Monarch Monitoring Project. More Painted Ladies than American Ladies with good numbers still.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady common
  • Painted Lady common
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 29
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Common Checkered-Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Bart Jones

Everett Jones Lane, Parsons
Decatur County, TN

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Ocola Skipper

Andrew Block

Stormville Airport, Stormville,
Dutchess County, NY

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 4

Tom Palmer

Marion Creek
Polk County, FL

Post-Irma survey 12-4 p.m. Some expected species not found.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Barred Yellow 10
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 16
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Ocola Skipper 9

Jim Wilkinson

Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract
Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 8
  • Dun Skipper 1

Dun Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Sleepy Orange

Common Buckeye

American Lady

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

‘Death by Skipper’ annual field trip. 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Weather: 82 - 95 degrees, partly cloudy, winds 6-10 mph. Prairie very wet & few wildflowers in bloom but beautiful fall grasses. Nectar sources: Carphephorus, Liatris, Pickerelweed, Pine Lily. Painted Lady is rarely seen here but this is a good year for them all over the U.S. LCooper, SFarnsworth, NPrine.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 16
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Georgia Satyr 4
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Meske's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 6
  • Palmetto Skipper 4
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 8

Dusted Skipper

Painted Lady

Palmetto Skipper

Sachem

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

White Rock Trail (Antelope Island)
Davis County, UT

  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

The Northern Pearly-eye showed up at 12:57 a.m. under a Mercury Vapor Light used for mothing. It is the latest date for this butterfly in Pennsylvania so far.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Painted Lady
  • Northern Pearly-eye
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Ocola Skipper

Painted Lady

Ocola Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Northern Pearly-eye

Mark Adams

Piedmont Store, Byrom Forest Preserve; Clark & Shifletts Mill roads
Albemarle County, VA

11:35 – 14:30 EDT. Mostly sunny, warm & breezy at times: 80-86 deg F, wind 5-15 mph

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 15

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Comma

Common Checkered-Skipper

Craig Marks

Sabine NWR, Blue Goose and West Cove areas
Cameron Parish, LA

If anyone decides to go looking for Bay Skippers at this location, be prepared to wear protective clothing, including a head net. The deer flies are brutal right now.

  • Little Yellow 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 14
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 23
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper abundant
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Aaron's Skipper 9
  • Bay Skipper 13
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 12
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Monarch 13+

Denis C. Quinn

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

Low 61°/high of 81°, changeable skies, windy, with rain due tonight.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 21

Alan R Mennig

White Horse Village Retirement Community - Harvesters Garden
Delaware County, PA

I placed Monarch Watch tags#XBL059 thru XBL064 on the monarchs ( 2 females, 4 males. I hope someone sees one of them.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Monarch 6

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Major nectar sources: Bidens alba, Carphephorus spp., Liatris spp., Pine Lily, Tall Elephant’s Foot, Pickerel weed, Rayless Sunflower. Weather stayed clear, sunny and hot all of survey time, 9:30 a to 4:15 p. EPerry, RWarner, SWu (visiting from Taiwan).

  • Zebra Swallowtail 14
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail abundant
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Pearl Crescent 21
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Meske's Skipper 27
  • Tawny-edged Skipper abundant
  • Whirlabout 15
  • Southern Broken-Dash abundant
  • Sachem 1
  • Arogos Skipper 4
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 4
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 9

Horace's Duskywing

Meske's Skipper

Common Buckeye

Arogos Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Little Metalmark

Whirlabout

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Long-tailed Skipper

Little Yellow

Whirlabout

Fiery Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Meske's Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Tawny-edged Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Fiery Skipper

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

very hot and humid conditions today
observed 30 min in am and 15 min afternoon…backyard

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2

Red-spotted Purple

Cloudless Sulphur

Palamedes Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary

Long-tailed Skipper

Andrew Block

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

  • Monarch 8+

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Annual ‘Bullied by Skippers’ field trip. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Weather: 79-91 degrees, mostly clear to partly cloudy, winds 6-10 mph. Nectar sources: liatris, carphephorus, Bidens alba, spermacoce, duck potato, thistle, mistflower, rayless sunflower, FL elephant’s foot. Participants: LCooper, REpstein, SFarnsworth, DRhodes, LRhodes.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 35
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 40
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20
  • Little Yellow 36
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • White Peacock 12
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 37
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 11
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Meske's Skipper 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 12
  • Whirlabout 16
  • Southern Broken-Dash 47
  • Arogos Skipper 3
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Palmetto Skipper 10
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 3
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 13
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 7
  • Ocola Skipper 10

Dusted Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Dusted Skipper

Monk Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Monarch

Dusted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Sachem

Rick Cheicante

Croatan NF (Flanners Beach)
Craven County, NC

Sunny, mid-80’s.
9:30 am - 10:30 am.
with Teri.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Great Purple Hairstreak

Daniel Jones

Progreso Lakes yard
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Florida White 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Yellow Angled-Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 4
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • White Peacock 6
  • Queen 5
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 2
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 10
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Common Mellana 3
  • Olive-clouded Skipper 1

Florida White

Giant White

Yellow Angled-Sulphur

Yellow Angled-Sulphur

Yellow Angled-Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Tailed Orange

Marcie Daniels

Roxbury Park
Charleston County, SC

Observed in park for 2 hrs Very hot humid conditions

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gulf Fritillary +s
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Carolina Satyr +a
  • Long-tailed Skipper +s
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper +a
  • Ocola Skipper +a

Common Buckeye

Gulf Fritillary

Cloudless Sulphur

Palamedes Swallowtail

Long-tailed Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Ocola Skipper

Carolina Satyr

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny low humidity as well as low winds.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Tom Palmer

SR 471 corridor
Polk County, FL

Area was in eye of Hurricane Irma. About half number of species and individuals as noted in survey in late September last year.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Barred Yellow 9
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 9
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 25
  • Viceroy 8
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

Numbers of Monarchs and Fiery Skippers went up after passage of the remnants of tropical storm Nate overnight.

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Monarch 24
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Sachem 8

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Cloudless Sulphur

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch

Denis C. Quinn

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

A mostly, on and off again, very light rain day with a few bright periods in between that brought out some butterflies. Temperature was 71°/77°

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15

Fiery Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Robert Bell

Alabaster bike trail
Iosco County, MI

Sunny. Warm.
Wild Indigo Duskywings have reached northern lower Michigan.

  • Clouded Sulphur 25
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Heavy rain all morning
Very surprised to find a Cassius Blue on my stroll outside after the rain

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Cassius Blue

Cassius Blue

David Levy

Berkeley
Alameda County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 1

Anise Swallowtail

Regi Bolen

Morehead City
Carteret County, NC

I believe this is a Zebra Heliconian. It was late morning, around 70 degrees. Feeding on lantana. Seems very far North for this species.

  • Zebra Heliconian 1

Zebra Heliconian

Zebra Heliconian

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

Very worn, could barely fly.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Ahmet Baytas

Avis Campbell Gardens, Montclair
Essex County, NJ

3-4 pm.
Very large numbers of Monarchs migrating through the town all day long.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Painted Lady 17
  • Monarch 5
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 8

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair
Essex County, NJ

From the roof of a building in downtown Montclair. Dozens of Monarchs migrating (over 100 counted during 11 am -1 pm), many quite high. Monarch numbers have been great (the best in at least 4-5 years) during the past several weeks in Montclair gardens and over town. Also good flights of cormorants and hawks, and a few Painted Ladies.

  • Monarch 100+

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

10:15 AM to 01:15 PM; partially sunny skies; light breeze from NNW with 4-9 mph gusts; air temperatures ranged from 68-74 F; with Della Wells.

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Monarch 1

Beth Polvino

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

There were Monarch’s coming through all day today. Almost to late to get photos (due to darkness) I found 5-6 small roosts of Monarchs in my Cherry tree in the yard just now. One roost had over 50 butterflies in it.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • American Lady common
  • Painted Lady common
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Monarch abundant
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Monarch

Mary Lynn Delfino

Munroe Falls Metro Park - Tallmadge Meadow
Summit County, OH

Mid-to-late afternoon stroll around the Meadow Trail. 76 degrees, NE 4. Increasing clouds.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 1

Mary Lynn Delfino

Springfield Bog Metro Park
Summit County, OH

Mid 70s, sunny skies, light winds out of the NE. Park loop plus a loop around the pond.

  • Cabbage White 13
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Andrew Block

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

Fresh one.

  • Painted Lady 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

Brett Badeaux

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Mostly sunny, very dry but still some goodies

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 4
  • Acmon Blue 4
  • Wright's Metalmark 7
  • Palmer's Metalmark 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 4
  • Painted Lady 25+
  • West Coast Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Queen 4
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Northern White-Skipper 6
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Juba Skipper 2
  • California Giant-Skipper common

California Giant-Skipper

Wright's Metalmark

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

This morning it got down to 36 degrees so didn’t know how many butterflies I would see when I went out at 12:30. It had warmed up to 56 degrees. Very few wildflowers blooming.

  • Cabbage White 28
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Painted Lady 10
  • Common Buckeye 2

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Cabbage White

Common Buckeye

Curtis A. Lehman

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Pocahontas County, WV

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Sachem 4

Mark Salvato

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

With Shawn Christopherson and Dave Bender.

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

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Brett Badeaux

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
San Bernardino County, CA

Full sun, 80F, Scalebroom top nectar.

  • Becker's White 12+
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 8
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Wright's Metalmark 4
  • Mormon Metalmark 20+
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Lorquin's Admiral 6
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Northern White-Skipper 20+
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 2

Mormon Metalmark

Great Purple Hairstreak

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Wright's Metalmark

Becker's White

Sandhill Skipper

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE
Sarpy County, NE

Start out cloudy and 53 degrees. by the end it was 66 degrees and sunny. The exciting observation was a new butterfly, a Bordered Patch. Probable blew up from Kansas

  • Cabbage White 33
  • Orange Sulphur 25
  • Reakirt's Blue 6
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 616
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Bordered Patch

Bordered Patch

Daniel Winterhalter

103rd Place & Pecos, Northglenn
Adams County, CO

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Sachem

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

very smoky

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Jennifer Cole

in my yard, around 4pm
Gwinnett County, GA

Tithonia has butterflies abound! Planted the flower late in the season but what an spectacular display and attraction to this flower, covered in butterflies!
A lovely evening, sunny, high 70’s.

  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2

Long-tailed Skipper

Painted Lady

Gulf Fritillary

Monarch

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Mostly cloudy all day…mid 70’s

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Little Yellow

Cassius Blue

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Mary Lynn Delfino

Silver Creek Metro Park - Chippewa Trail
Summit County, OH

70 degrees. Partly sunny with winds SSW at 7mph.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Bart Jones

Eagle Lake WMA
Shelby County, TN

High temps in upper 80s. Common Checkered-Skippers were by far the most abundant species.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • American Snout
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Common Buckeye
  • Viceroy
  • Goatweed Leafwing
  • Monarch
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper abundant
  • Common Sootywing
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

John Lampkin

Triple Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Marc Minno, Rob Epstein, and 3 participants in the Florida Birding and Nature Festival: S Kuroda, K Karoda and B Watson. 1:45-4:10; 90’s with clouds and light rain at times. Pics show a Long-tailed Skipper laying eggs, Giant Swallowtail caterpillar with exuvia and courting Tropical Checkered-Skippers.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 11
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Queen 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Dorantes Longtail 7
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Whirlabout 15
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Long-tailed Skipper laying eggs

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Sunshine 78 degrees. Beautiful day with many Painted Ladies migrating through along with a couple American Ladies, Cloudless Sulphur, and a Buckeye.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Common Buckeye

Daniel Jones

Progreso Lakes yard
Hidalgo County, TX

45 species is a new one day high for our yard.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Giant White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Mimosa Yellow 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Rounded Metalmark 2
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 4
  • Red-bordered Pixie 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • White Peacock 7
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 25
  • Soldier 2
  • Brown Longtail 5
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 6
  • White-patched Skipper 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Laviana White-Skipper 6
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 2
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 15
  • Southern Skipperling 6
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 5
  • Olive-clouded Skipper 1

Giant White

Giant Swallowtail

Red-bordered Metalmark

Double-dotted Skipper

Carolina Satyr

White-patched Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Nice day, about 70 degrees, but 8 miles of hiking yielded only 4 butterflies total.

  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • California Sister 2

Marcie Daniels

Edisto Beach
Colleton County, SC

Temp was in 80’s, sunny and warm
Shoreline Purslane and Seaside Goldenrod were the only 2 flowering nectar sources that I could find.
No Monarchs in sight

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 50 +
  • Gulf Fritillary 100+
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 8

Little Yellow

Salt Marsh Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Observed in backyard from 10-2
Much cooler- mid 70’s Low humidity

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Gulf Fritillary

Long-tailed Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Clouded Skipper

Mary Lynn Delfino

Springfield Bog Metro Park
Summit County, OH

Abundant sunshine. 73 degrees with a slight southerly breeze.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Painted Lady

Eastern Comma

Common Buckeye

Common Checkered-Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Bronze Copper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 28
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 7
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Cloudless Sulphur

Jeanette Klodzen

near 18th E and Hollywood Ave, Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Pearl Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Ocola Skipper

Tom Palmer

Lake Wales Ridge State Forest
Polk County, FL

Portions of Arbuckle and Walkinwater units before rain arrived

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 13
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • Phaon Crescent 21
  • White Peacock 20
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 7

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Fiery Skipper

Shirley Wilkerson

my garden and Brazos County Gardens
Brazos County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady common
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Goatweed Leafwing 5
  • Tawny Emperor 4
  • Monarch common
  • Queen abundant
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper superabundant
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Dun Skipper common
  • Eufala Skipper 4
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Denis C. Quinn

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

Cold, high of 59°, windy, clouds until 16:00 and then full sunshine with some late day sightings.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 3

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

Denis C. Quinn

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

High today 61° under full sun and windy out of north.

  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 7

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

A nice day for butterflying after a dreary weekend. I went out from 11:25 - 1:40. Average temperature 64 degrees. Saw 10 species.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 35
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 1

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Cabbage White

Orange Sulphur

Sachem

Eastern Comma

Little Yellow

Painted Lady

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Breezy, low humidity, 68 degrees and sunshine when noticing a monarch around 4:30pm

  • Monarch 1

Carol Michener

2800 feet, SW corner of county, due east of Garberville 2 mi. South of the community of Kettenpom
Trinity County, CA

  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1

Andrew Block

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

  • Painted Lady 1

Andrew Block

601 S. Sprain Rd., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

Seen at the Home Depot.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 2

Steven Rosenthal, Carl Slotnick

Pt Lookout - Fireman's Memorial Park
Nassau County, NY

Sunny, high 60s…the most buckeyes I have ever seen in New York at one place at one time, from worn to very fresh, including a copulating pair. the Ocola Skipper was on marigolds in the fenced vegetable garden.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Common Buckeye 35+
  • Monarch 6
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Matthew Ceplo

Rockland Country Club
Rockland County, NY

sunny low 70’s, very slight breeze. 4 to 4:30pm.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 9
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 5
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Variegated Fritillary

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

Sunny and still, 68.
Fantastic Painted Lady show on Aster and Verbena

  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 38
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 8

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

William D. Beck

Falcon Lake SP, BocaChica SP, LasPolomas WMA, Santa Ana NWR
Starr County, TX

We were happy we made it to the LRGV for about a week. Visiting many good spots, we saw many great and a few lifer butterflies, but we focused on looking for hairstreaks! Seemed early but we found nine species! Yeah!

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

Gray Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak

Clytie Ministreak

Xami Hairstreak

Marius Hairstreak

Lacey's Scrub-Hairstreak

Lacey's Scrub-Hairstreak

Renee Davis

Rondout Reservoir
Sullivan County, NY

Valerie Freer,Marge Gorton and I happened to look down after looking at Common Loons off the parking lot viewing area at the Sullivan/Ulster border on Rte 55. Every butterfly was nectaring on the goldenrod. What a pleasant surprise for the 18th of October. This is the first Milbert’s that we have seen in years.

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 12

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sachem 7

Beth Polvino

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

After being gone most of the day arrived home to many, many Monarch’s front and back gardens. Est. amt 60-70 minimum. Many pictures and video taken. 2 Monarch chrysalis on side of house/garage and 1 Monarch Caterpillar. Painted Ladies continue in good numbers also. Many Black Swallowtail Caterpillars on Curly Parsley.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 12
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch abundant
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Sachem 5
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Monarch

Alan R Mennig

Tyler Arboretum
Delaware County, PA

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1

John J. Collins

Duke Island Park, Bridgewater
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

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

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Painted Lady 1

Andrew Block

corner of Kimball Ave. & Mile Square Rd., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Mara Meisel

Town of Shenandoah
Page County, VA

Warmer than normal for this time of year, pretty dry conditions leave little in the way of nectar plants for butterflies. Most of these were observed on zinnias. Also saw a Clouded Sulphur on Oct. 20.

  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 2

Painted Lady

Monarch

Variegated Fritillary

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

Pipevine Swallowtail was fresh

Easter Comma rescued from netting over some garden plants

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 20
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Glenn Koppel

Home Garden
Butler County, PA

  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

Daniel Jones

Progreso Lakes yard
Hidalgo County, TX

from 11:20 to 15:30

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Statira Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Mimosa Yellow 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Rounded Metalmark 2
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • White Peacock 10
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 30
  • Soldier 3
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 6
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 3
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Erichson's White-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Julia's Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 10
  • Double-dotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Olive-clouded Skipper 1

Mimosa Skipper

Statira Sulphur

Mexican Yellow

Double-dotted Skipper

Erichson's White-Skipper

Erichson's White-Skipper

Dorantes Longtail

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Our long-awaited Fiery Skipper(s)—one male and one female—finally showed up, but we were gobsmacked to see a fresh Juniper Hairstreak, a North Jersey late date by more than a month. Also, one of the Giant Swallowtails we were overwintering eclosed this morning—so the others went into the fridge! Our late-flowering ‘Hella Lacey’ cultivar of NE Aster is a great attractant, and the remaining Brazilian Verbenas are also still producing nectar.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Juniper Hairstreak

Fiery Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

Cloudless Sulphur was a fly by and only flew around my massive amount of Cannas and continued NORTH.

  • Cabbage White 19
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sachem 5

Beth Polvino

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

Clouds of Monarch’s from early AM going all day. Picture is Mexican Sage with over 2 dozen Monarch’s with some Ladies on it taken about 9 AM. First Monarch’s seen about 7:30AM. (Lots of images & video taken today in the yard.)

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 17
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Monarch abundant
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 15
  • Sachem 9
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Monarch

Venice Kelly

farrell dr. 2 miles west of pinecliffe
Gilpin County, CO

it was partly sunny 60F. we are having a warm spell after a week of cold and a couple days with snow. i was surprised to see any butterflies. especially at this elevation, 8,300 feet.

  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE
Douglas County, NE

Average temperature of 65 with wind around 8 mph. I was out from 10:42 - 1:40.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 77
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 207
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 9
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 7

Reakirt's Blue

Sachem

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Common Buckeye

Dainty Sulphur

Monarch

Cloudless Sulphur

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

Painted Lady

Monarch

Cabbage White

Mary Lynn Delfino

Munroe Falls Metro Park - Tallmadge Meadow
Summit County, OH

70 degrees and sunny. SW winds at 12mph. Not much flying, but I did spot a monarch at the very end around 3 p.m.

  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Monarch 1

Orange Sulphur

Mary Lynn Delfino

Springfield Bog Metro Park
Summit County, OH

67 degrees and sunny. SW winds at 12mph. Not too much flying today.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 1

Clouded Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Sachem

Mike Reese

Rotary Gardens
Rock County, WI

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Painted Lady 11
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 24
  • Sachem 19

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Mike Reese

Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County, WI

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Painted Lady 13
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 21
  • Sachem 16

Andrew Block

Route 25A, Rocky Point,
Suffolk County, NY

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Steven Rosenthal

Pt Lookout, Fireman's Memorial Park - community garden
Nassau County, NY

Highlights from today among the Painted Ladies, buckeyes, Monarchs, Orange Sulphurs and cabbages: 71 degrees, sunny. The Cloudless Sulphur was nectaring, its hind wings were worn/ragged, and it had a weak low flight until chased by an Orange Sulphur, which afforded a nice visual contrast in size and color.

This is just a block or so from where I saw a fresh cloudless in early Sept, wondering if it could be the same individual.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Sachem 1

Linda Cooper

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

9:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., 76 - 89 degrees, sunny all day, light breezes. Many nectar plants. This report is what I saw and what others reported today. There are two crackers present and one is Gray - other probably Gray also.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Florida White 1
  • Giant White 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Cassius Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Julia Heliconian 6
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Bordered Patch
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral
  • Mexican Bluewing
  • Gray Cracker 1
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier 2
  • Gold-spotted Aguna 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Julia's Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash common
  • Sachem common
  • Common Mellana
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper
  • Purple-washed Skipper
  • Violet-banded Skipper 1

Mexican Bluewing

Violet-banded Skipper

Giant White

Celia's Roadside-Skipper

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

Sunny 70

  • Cabbage White x
  • Orange Sulphur x
  • Painted Lady 17
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Sachem x
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Michael Drake

Dixon Meadow Preserve
Montgomery County, PA

  • Cabbage White x
  • Clouded Sulphur x
  • Orange Sulphur x
  • Pearl Crescent x
  • Common Buckeye x

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

This is the latest that I have ever seen a White M Hairstreak.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

Allen Belden

Maymont
Richmond city, VA

Sunny, high in the upper 70s.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 21
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Painted Lady 9
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 63
  • Clouded Skipper 10
  • Fiery Skipper 25
  • Sachem 82

Variegated Fritillary

Common Checkered-Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

Only two major nectar sources left here now; Mexican Sunflower and Verbena bonariensis. We had a light frost and temps dipped below freezing on Tuesday morning, ending many other feed sources.

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 13
  • Sachem 4
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Beth Polvino

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

Great sunny weather temp’s mid 70’s with winds 5-7 MPH. Many skippers have returned from wherever they were hiding. Excited to find a Long-tailed Skipper in the backyard after an absence of 16 days. Many Ocola’s in the yard. Monarch number’s down but still high. FOY Eastern Comma’s for me also. Digital images of all.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 4
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 19
  • Painted Lady common
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 22
  • Monarch 55
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 19
  • Sachem 16
  • Ocola Skipper 8

Long-tailed Skipper

Eastern Comma

John J. Collins

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, North Lookout
Schuylkill County, PA

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 4

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

warm and sunny
Observed in backyard 3 hrs 9-12

  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3

Cloudless Sulphur

Monarch

David Barrett

Inwood Hill Park
New York County, NY

  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4

Andrew Block

Cove Island Park, Stamford,
Fairfield County, CT

Seen in the bird sanctuary.

  • Cabbage White 4+
  • Orange Sulphur 3+
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 7+

Steven Rosenthal

Firemen's Memorial Park, Pt Lookout, Community Garden
Nassau County, NY

“New additions” vs yesterday’s butterflies at this spot; this Cloudless Sulphur was bright and fresh and fast. Definitely not the one seen yesterday. Plenty of Monarchs, buckeyes, Painted Ladies today; more Monarchs then previous few days.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Sachem 3

Jeanette Klodzen

Sentry Trail (Antelope Island)
Davis County, UT

Sunny, temperature 43-48 degrees.

Happy to see the Western Pygmy Blue. It’s the first one I’ve seen here since last summer’s wildfire.

  • Clouded Sulphur 21
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Melissa Blue 1

Michael Drake

Pennypack Ecological Trust, Bryn Athyn
Montgomery County, PA

Sunny upper 70’s no wind

  • Cabbage White x
  • Orange Sulphur x
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 9
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem x

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

Mark Adams

Piedmont Store, Mt Fair; Clark, Jones Mill, Shifletts Mill, Jarmans Gap roads
Albemarle County, VA

The 7 Painted Ladies made a personal high day count for Albemarle County. 11:45 – 15:30 EDT, mostly sunny, 71-79 deg F, wind calm, thickening cirrus after 15:00.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 16
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye 28
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 22
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 8

Craig Marks

Rip's Rookery at Rip Van Winkle's Garden
Iberia Parish, LA

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 10
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Viceroy 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 7
  • Least Skipper 14
  • Brazilian Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper abundant

Craig Marks

Burns Point, Highway 317 bridge and North Bend East Unit
St. Mary Parish, LA

temps in the upper 70’s to low 80’s with scattered showers. We have had no cold weather yet and the Appalachian Browns and Duke’s Skippers were fresh, suggesting recent eclosion

  • Cloudless Sulphur 20
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 22
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 45
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Appalachian Brown 10
  • Carolina Satyr 11
  • Long-tailed Skipper 19
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Clouded Skipper 13
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 10
  • Dukes' Skipper 9
  • Dun Skipper 11
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 15

Jim Egbert

Silver Springs State Park
Marion County, FL

Partly Cloudy
Easterly wind
10 - 15 mph
mid 80s

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Brazilian Skipper

Barred Yellow

Dorantes Longtail

Ceraunus Blue

Sleepy Orange

Phaon Crescent

Pearl Crescent

White Peacock

Ceraunus Blue

Palatka Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Carolina Satyr

Cassius Blue

Phaon Crescent

Bill Callahan

Northampton Community Garden
Hampshire County, MA

.Also saw 2 Viceroys at nearby Florence Comm Gdn.
17 species is unusual this late in the season.
Weather was warm 75 and sunny

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • American Copper 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 10
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Variegated Fritillary

American Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Raven Anthony Squire

Washington Park, Union City
Hudson County, NJ

Monarchs were in a long line.
First sighting by this observer of Buckeye in this park (not previously reported).

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 30

Beth Polvino

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

Another wonderful day here 70’s, winds 5-7 MPH. Counted 67 Monarch’s in the AM with more arriving. 2PM another Monarch count, stopped at 87 and there were many more. I have great video of between 3-4 dozen Monarch’s nectaring on Tropical Milkweed. Roosts in the evening on most of the Red Canna blossoms in the front side yard and some in the back yard Cherry tree. I did teaching throughout the afternoon when groups of people stopped by and asked about the butterflies. Some of them here for 2 hrs. Did not see the Long-tailed Skipper but not really able to look well though he had been out and seen easily 10/20.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 6
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 15
  • Painted Lady common
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Common Buckeye 28
  • Monarch abundant
  • Fiery Skipper 17
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Monarch

Monarch

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Low 80’s today, sunny and mild breeze

  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Little Yellow

Ocola Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Cloudless Sulphur

Scott Baron and others on a birding trip

Sky Meadows State Park
Fauquier County, VA

8:00am - 1:06pm. Walked approx. 1.75 miles, also drove Edmonds Lane with stops. Walked Visitor Center area, Boston Mill Rd., the Walnut Grove and part of the entrance road. I birded and butterflied Edmonds Lane before and afterward. Also butterflied Visitor Center area afterward. Weather - Sunny with some fog at start, 49F. Turned mostly sunny, S wind 0 - 10. 73F at end.
Also on white female sulphur, anglewing sp., and a lady sp.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Tom Palmer

Coleman Landing
Polk County, FL

Some of areas I traditionally searched are fenced off for a cattle lease

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 12
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • White Peacock 34
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 3

White Peacock

Twin-spot Skipper

Steven Rosenthal

Firemen's Memorial Park - Pt Lookout- community garden
Nassau County, NY

highlights (new species) from same location visited daily since last Weds.

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Mostly sunny and 77 degrees. The Black Swallowtail was a fresh male and is the latest in the year I have seen one.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Rick Cheicante

Creswell yard
Harford County, MD

Mostly sunny, around 70F.
11:00 am - 2:30 pm.
with Teri.

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Jim Egbert

Alachua
Alachua County, FL

This is an exit on Interstate 75.
Partly cloudy
SE wind
5 - 10 mph
Mid 80s

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2

White Peacock

Pearl Crescent

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Some amazing new butterfly seems to turn up every day! We have not had a Milbert’s T. in the garden in many years.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Juniper Hairstreak

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Beth Polvino

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

Warm mid 70’s winds 7 MPH. First Monarch count >150 and they continued coming all day. There were Monarch’s or Ladies nectaring on just about every plant in the gardens. Pictured small roost in the AM with the dew on the Monarch’s. Next picture is part of a Roost that had about 35 Monarch’s but off to the side was another 25 Monarch’s on the same pant. Plus every canna blossom had between 8-12 Monarch’s on them @ 6PM. I feel very blessed to have so many butterflies and lots of nectar plants left. Many, many visitors to the gardens today with lots of education done.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 5
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady common
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 32
  • Monarch abundant
  • Fiery Skipper 16
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jeffrey Shreiner

River Rd, Barryville, near Delaware River
Sullivan County, NY

3 individuals visiting chrysanthemum flowers.

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 3

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Overcast and cloudy this morning

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Monarch 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Monarch

John Wall

White Plains Montross St.
Westchester County, NY

Third day in a row at same spot. Few records this far south in NY

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Andrew Block

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

  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 3

Andrew Block

Cross County Shopping Center, Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

Seen in front of Macy’s.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 10
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 7
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Ocola Skipper

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 6

Jim Egbert

Bon Secour WMA ; Pine Trail
Baldwin County, AL

Cold front with heavy flooding rain past through the area yesterday.
Sunny
Northerly wind
10 - 15 mph
70 - 75 degrees

  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Gulf Fritillary

Monarch

Long-tailed Skipper

Beth Polvino

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

Cloudy and very rainy this AM, once clouds cleared just before Noon the butterflies especially Monarch’s came out. I’d estimate over 200 Monarch’s in the yard feeding on Tropical Milkweed, Mexican Sage, Lantana and Blue Rhea Salvia. Again, in the afternoon many locals stopped by to see the Monarch’s and teaching done.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 12
  • Painted Lady 17
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • Monarch abundant
  • Fiery Skipper 13
  • Sachem 15

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

John J. Collins

Garret Mountain Reservation
Passaic County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Edward Perry IV

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

Partly Sunny and turning cloudy due to a passing cold front. Temps stayed warm however. It was “day of the Hairstreaks!” And especially White M Hairstreak! I have never seen so many of this usually uncommon butterfly. Major nectar sources on Powerline Road alone (we never got anywhere else) were Frostweed, Pickerel Weed, Swamp Sunflower, Bidens alba, and Liatris. We found the liatris late in the day and added many skippers to the list. Most of the hairstreak activity was on the Frostweed. RWarner & EPerry

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 16
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 9
  • White M Hairstreak 35
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 19
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 18
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 18
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 23
  • Southern Broken-Dash 8
  • Sachem 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 7
  • Monk Skipper common
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper superabundant

Little Metalmark

Ocola Skipper

Little Yellow

Sachem

Gray Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Ocola Skipper

White Peacock

White M Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

Monk Skipper

White M Hairstreak

Palmetto Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Frary Peak Trail (Antelope Island)
Davis County, UT

Elevation: 4600 - 6600ft
Sunny; Temps 43-58 degrees

Saw two other butterflies one at the top and one a little further down. No ID, though they could be CA Tortoiseshells as well.

Melissa Blue was seen at Trail head.

  • Melissa Blue 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 1

Michael Drake

Springfield Township MS Butterfly Garden
Montgomery County, PA

70 sunny

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Sachem 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White

Sandy-Crystal Vaughn

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

Unusual for the backyard but so very glad it stopped for a visit! White-striped Longtail nectaring on Purple Porterweed. A first for this fall season in the garden. Clear Lake City (Houston)/Harris County/Texas

  • White-striped Longtail 1

White-striped Longtail

Beth Polvino

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

Monarchs continue in high numbers with roosts again on the cannas that start to form about 5:30 PM. Many images taken throughout the day.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 16
  • Painted Lady common
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Monarch abundant
  • Fiery Skipper 15
  • Sachem 22
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

Partly cloudy, 65

  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Painted Lady 11
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem common

David H. Bartholomew

Sunnyvale, my backyard
Santa Clara County, CA

Butterflies drifting through, none stopping. I no longer have any flowers to give them a reason.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Monarch 1

Beth Polvino

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

Most Monarch’s flew out this AM right after sunrise. Walk and actual counts done about 11 AM. Winds 11 MPH with intermittent sun/shade. Temps in the 60’s. Images taken

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 13
  • Painted Lady 28
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Monarch 47
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem 13

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Painted Lady

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

w/Brett Hoffman. Lots of sunshine with bidens being the primary nectar source. All photos by Hoffman.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 21
  • Little Yellow 14
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 5
  • Cassius Blue 45
  • Ceraunus Blue 15
  • Gulf Fritillary 75
  • Phaon Crescent 13
  • Common Buckeye 37
  • White Peacock 42
  • Monarch 22
  • Mangrove Skipper 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 36
  • Dorantes Longtail 19
  • White Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Fiery Skipper 21
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Obscure Skipper 12
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Ocola Skipper

Mangrove Skipper

Great Southern White

Dorantes Longtail

Barred Yellow

Brett Badeaux

Lake Cuyamaca
San Diego County, CA

Full sun up to 78F. One Buckeye was abnormally dark and possibly but unlikely a Tropical Buckeye. Fiery Skipper and especially Sandhill Skipper is unusual for this area and a first. Western Tiger Swallowtail was fresh which is unusual for this late in the year.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 12+
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Purplish Copper 40+
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Melissa Blue 6
  • Acmon Blue common
  • Mylitta Crescent 20+
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye 15+
  • Monarch 1
  • Afranius Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 2

Purplish Copper

Sandhill Skipper

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Melissa Blue

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Common Buckeye

Sandhill Skipper

Common Buckeye

Andrew Block

Stratford Pt., Stratford,
Fairfield County, CT

Also had a Celery Looper Moth nectaring with the butterflies on a dwarf buddleia.

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 4+
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Painted Lady common
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch common

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sachem 6
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Variegated Fritillary

Ocola Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper

Alan Wells

Bear Mountain SP, Trailside Museums Native Plant Garden
Rockland County, NY

11:30 AM to 01:00 PM; clear skies; light breeze from E with 5-8 mph gusts; air temperatures ranged from 57-63 F; with Della Wells.

  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Beth Polvino

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

Not seen here since 2013, an unexpected surprise of a White M Hairstreak -yard species #41 for 2017- found nectaring on fruit in the afternoon. Monarch count 40’s in the AM kept building all day long. I’d estimate over 200 before evening with roosts in the Cherry tree. Black Swallowtail caterpillars and chrysalis continue as do Monarch. 1 Monarch eclosed today.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 12
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Monarch abundant
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Sachem 17
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Monarch

Red Admiral

Ocola Skipper

White M Hairstreak

Karen Marshall

Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia
Halifax, NS

1 Monarch sighted at 2:50 pm. Weather clear, 15 degrees C.

  • Monarch 1

Walter Ulrich

Galveston
Galveston County, TX

Monarch’s clustered on the leeward side of a palm tree just feet from the beach house where we were staying.

  • Monarch 40+

Andrew Block

Edwin B. Forsythe N.W.R.- Brigantine Unit, Oceanville,
Atlantic County, NJ

Also had many Isabella Tiger Moth caterpillars and a White-lined Sphinx caterpillar.

  • Cabbage White 4+
  • Clouded Sulphur 7+
  • Painted Lady common
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 5+

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

10:20 AM to 12:00 PM; mostly sunny skies; light breeze from E with 4-7 mph gusts; air temperatures ranged from 57-64 F; with Della Wells.

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Beth Polvino

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

Sunny, 70’s with winds 7 MPH but winds picked up late afternoon. Monarch’s continue in great numbers - est 180 front yard and 130 back yard done in a grid count. Jack Miller helped with the front yard count. Garden still has many nectar plants but did see several Monarch’s on the fruit today. Black Swallowtail cat continues on Curly Parsley

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Painted Lady 16
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Monarch 310
  • Fiery Skipper 17
  • Sachem 15
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Monarch

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

A Sunny morning with cool temps kept lep activity very slow; just as it started to pick up around noon cloudy skies moved in and slowed things down once again. Major nectar sources included Summer Farewell, Bidens alba, Carphephorus spp., Liatris spp., and Coastal Plain Honeycombhead. Leps were spooked easily today and getting photos of them was difficult. EPerry, RWarner, & WWallenstein.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 29
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 18
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • White Peacock 2
  • Viceroy 6
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 16
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 14
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 22

Little Metalmark

Red-banded Hairstreak

Ceraunus Blue

Little Metalmark

Tawny-edged Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Twin-spot Skipper

Queen

Southern Broken-Dash

Marcie Daniels

Swan Lake Park
Sumter County, SC

scoped out the butterfly garden at this park…beautiful sunny day, mid 70’s
Great variety of plants providing nectar for these beauties!

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Monarch

Beth Polvino

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

Hard, wind driven rain most of day, cleared for about an hr at noon when some of the Monarchs left their roosts to nectar on some of the Lantana, Milkweed, and hang onto the front yard cannas. Some images taken.

  • Monarch 21

Monarch

Monarch

Walter Wallenstein

Long Key Natural Area
Broward County, FL

10:15AM-11:30
Very cloudy & windy

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 12
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 3
  • Queen 7
  • Dorantes Longtail 2

Kristi Bart

Chicopee
Hampden County, MA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Beth Polvino

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

Severe sustained winds all night (thought the roof might come off) and lasting until noon today. Now about 15-20 MPH, sunny, low 50’s. Black Swallowtail cats #5. All look viable. Monarch’s mostly in the protected backyard. They come down to feed low to the ground and sun themselves. Many plants with wind damage. Digital images of all butterflies except American Lady.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 27
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 1

Monarch

Andrew Block

Turtle Cove, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx,
Bronx County, NY

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

Very surprised to see this Duskywing so late in the season.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 7

Fiery Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Common Checkered-Skipper

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Chilly start this morning but warmed up nicely for the butterflies!

  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Monarch

Little Yellow

Long-tailed Skipper