November 2017 Sightings

John Lampkin

Celery Fields Butterfly Garden
Sarasota County, FL

90-minute Bio-Blitz, with Karen Finch, Jean Evoy and Jean Dubi. Highlight was Zarucco Duskywing caterpillar on shyleaf found by K. Finch, identified by Dr. Marc Minno.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 20
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Zarucco Duskywing caterpillar

Zarucco Duskywing caterpillar

Beth Polvino

St Pete's Beach Crossover
Cape May County, NJ

Roost found by Michael O’Brien who was helping the Cape May Monitoring Project. They estimated 2500 roosting Monarch’s. I was over at sunrise to view them starting their day.

  • Monarch 2500

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Laura Wright

National Butterfly Center, Mission ,TX
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Checkered White 1
  • Southern Dogface
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Rounded Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Julia Heliconian
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral
  • White Peacock
  • Mexican Bluewing
  • Goatweed Leafwing
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • Guava Skipper
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Teleus Longtail
  • Brown Longtail
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • Brown-banded Skipper 1
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Purple-washed Skipper

Laura Wright

Bentsen Rio Grande State Park
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • White Peacock
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Purple-washed Skipper 1

Trisha Moller

San Jose, CA
Santa Clara County, CA

Its been hanging out in my screen porch since 4ish on 11/01/2017 …. it is currently 2am, and still in the same spot.

  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Gulf Fritillary

Scott Baron

Wheaton
Montgomery County, MD

late date for this species here

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Andrew Block

Pelham Bay Park, Bronx,
Bronx County, NY

All seen in the north section of the park.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 10+

Andrew Block

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

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

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

  • Monarch 1

Tom Palmer

Snell Creek
Polk County, FL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 12
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Jim Wilkinson

Mount Pleasant Farm, Howard Conservancy
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

low 70’s sunny, breezy

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Painted Lady 14
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Pipevine Swallowtails are still hanging on nectaring on Pineapple Sage. The Zabulon Skipper is a new late date in this area.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Pipevine Swallowtail

Zabulon Skipper

William D. Beck

Near Bentsen RioGrande State Park
Hidalgo County, TX

Along with several Marius Hairstreak, was very lucky to see a female Shadowed Hairstreak (Michaelus ira), and in the afternoon watch her looking to oviposit!

  • Marius Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Clytie Ministreak
  • Shadowed Hairstreak

Shadowed Hairstreak

Shadowed Hairstreak

Shadowed Hairstreak

Marius Hairstreak

Marius Hairstreak

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

I can’t believe it’s Nov. 2nd and I still have Monarchs in my yard.

  • Monarch 3

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE
Douglas County, NE

Really surprised to see any butterflies today after having 3 nights of killing frost of 28, 25,22. high today of 53 degrees

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 4

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

warm and sunny conditions…I had 1 Male Monarch that stayed with me the entire day….he was even there at 5:30 pm when we left the house.

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

Long-tailed Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Monarch

Laura Wright

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Cassius Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • American Snout
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent
  • White Peacock
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Mazans Scallopwing 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper

Gladys Hutson

1/2 mile south of Cane Creek Park, Waxhaw, NC 28173
Vance County, NC

Feeding on Cosmos sulphureus - 2 PM Eastern Time.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Victor Klein

Mutton Hunk Fen NAP
Accomack County, VA

Stewardship walk with Carolyn McGavock

  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 7

Andrew Block

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

  • Painted Lady 1

Andrew Block

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

Seen in the evening. Previous sighting was in the morning.

  • Monarch 2

Andrew Block

corner of McLean Ave. & S. DeVoe Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

Tanglewylde Ave./Pondfield Rd. int., Bronxville,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Andrew Block

corner of Rte. 100B and Sprain Brook Pkwy., Greenburgh,
Westchester County, NY

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Daniel Jones

Progreso Lakes yard
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Giant White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Large Orange Sulphur 4
  • Lyside Sulphur 4
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • American Snout 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Mexican Silverspot 1
  • Bordered Patch 6
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • White Peacock 15
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 20
  • Soldier 2
  • Brown Longtail 10
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 5
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Laviana White-Skipper 3
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 10
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2

White-patched Skipper

Mexican Yellow

Giant White

Mexican Fritillary

Orange-barred Sulphur

Brett Badeaux

UCR Botanic Gardens
Riverside County, CA

Mostly sunny, high 60s.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Marine Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 12+
  • Painted Lady 20+
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Umber Skipper 6
  • Eufala Skipper 4

Gulf Fritillary

John J. Collins

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge - Overlook
Morris County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 1

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Temps started out cool—71 degrees at 10 am, and didn’t quite reach 80 degrees by the time we left at 1 pm. Not much lep activity today though the bees were nectaring heavily on Summer Farewell. Other nectar sources included Coastal Plain Honeycombhead, Bidens, Liatris, and Carphephorus spp. RWarner & EPerry

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 7
  • Little Yellow 13
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • White Peacock 4
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 13
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Ocola Skipper 12

Gray Hairstreak

Zebra Swallowtail

Ocola Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

low 80’s great butterfly activity

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Gulf Fritillary

Painted Lady

Monarch

Cloudless Sulphur

Bart Jones

Everett Jones Lane, Parsons
Decatur County, TN

After two nights below freezing, temps were back up to the upper 70s. Surveyed about an hour, so the numbers were surprising as there were few nectar sources remaining. One Sleepy Orange was winter form. Several un-IDable flybys.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Sleepy Orange

Cloudless Sulphur

Gulf Fritillary

Andrew Block

Lafayetteville M.U.A., Milan,
Dutchess County, NY

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Ronald Hedden

Back yard
Lubbock County, TX

Butterflies were attracted to Gregg’s Mistflower.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 3

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch

Amelia Grimm

Key West neighborhood
Monroe County, FL

Seen on Necklace pod on residential street

  • Lyside Sulphur 4

Amelia Grimm

Ft Zachary Taylor State Park
Monroe County, FL

Partly cloudy, 81 degrees, breezy

  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 20
  • Little Yellow 12
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 30
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 8
  • Hammock Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Edward Perry IV

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

9:45 a to 1:00 p. Prominent nectar sources are Frostweed, Pickerel weed, Coreopsis, Swamp Sunflower, Smallfruit Beggarticks (Bidens mitis), and Liatris. There are still some Purple Thistle as well. Started out cool at 70 degrees, but sunny and temps rose to 85 before leaving.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 3
  • White M Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 9
  • Viceroy 9
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 7
  • Ocola Skipper superabundant

Monk Skipper

White M Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Monk Skipper

Monk Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Great Purple Hairstreak

Monk Skipper

Walter Wallenstein

Everglades National Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

Long Pine Key area

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Large Orange Sulphur 9
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • White Peacock 2
  • Queen 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 2

Dan Hardy

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Travis County, TX

  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1

Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak

Jeanette Klodzen

Sentry Trail (Antelope Island)
Davis County, UT

near 50 degrees, mostly cloudy

Saw another butterfly but did not get a good look; may be CA Tortoiseshell or Painted Lady.

  • Clouded Sulphur 8

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch

William D. Beck

Mission nr Bentsen RioGrande Valley State Park
Hidalgo County, TX

Many people out looking (Texas butterfly festival). I was lucky to see or be shown some nice ones!

  • Strophius Hairstreak X
  • Marius Hairstreak X
  • Tropical Greenstreak X
  • Gray Hairstreak X
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak X
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak X
  • Shadowed Hairstreak X

Tropical Greenstreak

Strophius Hairstreak

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(19-365) Surprised to find 11 Mallow Scrub-Hairstreaks. All were nectaring on either bidens and/or their host plant at the park, Sleepy Morning. Good number of Monarchs coming through and two Painted Ladys were a bonus.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 59
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 11
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 4
  • Cassius Blue 9
  • Ceraunus Blue 37
  • Gulf Fritillary 81
  • Phaon Crescent 22
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 21
  • White Peacock 26
  • Monarch 55
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 13
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sachem 1
  • Obscure Skipper 1

Painted Lady

Obscure Skipper

Monarch

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Barred Yellow

Beth Polvino

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

Day started low 60’s with drizzle. Mid morning sun cam out and temps went almost to 70 along the Delaware Bay. One pr of mating Monarchs. Was totally surprised by a Long-tailed Skipper in the yard that looked fresh. New late record for our SJ area.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 9
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 14
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Sachem 7
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

cloudy start to the day…but then sunny and mid 70’s
2 Monarchs stayed with me the entire day sipping on nectar from the milkweed

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2

Cloudless Sulphur

Monarch

Carole Mebus

Giving Pond part of Delaware Canal State Park. Tinicum Township.
Bucks County, PA

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Common Buckeye abundant

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

American Lady

Clouded Skipper

Barbara Peck

Promenade in Downtown Redding by the Hearth
Shasta County, CA

Very cool day, only in 50’s, but quite sunny. Surprised to see a Gulf Fritillary. They have been at this spot all summer visiting potted flowering plants.

  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Denis C. Quinn

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

We had only a little afternoon sun and high temps were in the low sixties. My only nectar sources are drying up with only Mexican Sunflowers, Catmint and a few odd flowers in bloom now.

  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5

Fiery Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Denis C. Quinn

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

In the short period of partial sun there was a lot of activity in the fields nearby. Over half of the Common Buckeyes were ‘Rosa’ form today and the Meadow was a nice late treat as well.

  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 15

Alan R Mennig

White Horse Village Retirement Community
Delaware County, PA

Male Monarch - placed Monarch Watch Tag#XBL068 on it
Mostly overcast, 68degrees

  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(19-217). Primary nectar sources were bidens, lantana and ceasarweed. No buckeyes!

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 41
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 35
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Cassius Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • White Peacock 88
  • Monarch 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 8
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Three-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

Monarch

Dorantes Longtail

Marcie Daniels

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Charleston County, SC

Hot day…85 degrees
Observed many butterflies today while walking through Magnolia Gardens in Charleston, SC

  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Long-tailed Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Monarch

Zebra Heliconian

Gulf Fritillary

Mike Reese

Two Rivers
Manitowoc County, WI

38 degrees and sunny. I was very surprised to see a Monarch flying around. It landed in the parking lot and I picked it up and sat it in the sun. It flew over a 20 ft. hedge and headed south!

  • Monarch 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White 3

Denis C. Quinn

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

Temps 38°-50°, windy with changeable skies. The end is near with tomorrow morning temperatures to drop to 32° and Friday down to 20°.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Andrew Block

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

  • Cabbage White 1

Tom Palmer

Snell Creek
Polk County, FL

Garberia main nectar source

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

9:00 am to 2:30 pm, started out at 78 degrees and warmed to 81 by the end of my time surveying. Major nectar sources: Summer Farewell, Coastal Plain Honeycomb Head, Pinelands Purple and other Carphephorus spp., and Bidens alba. Today the lep activity was noticeably slower than normal.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 25
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Phaon Crescent 16
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 14
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 11
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 12
  • Southern Broken-Dash 10
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Horace's Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Cloudless Sulphur

Southern Broken-Dash

Southern Broken-Dash

Fiery Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Southern Broken-Dash

Little Metalmark

Carolina Satyr

Long-tailed Skipper

Little Metalmark

White M Hairstreak

Fiery Skipper

Whirlabout

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd.,Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

This is and has been a remarkable year for Monarchs.
The numbers of our winter population and their concentration in their roosting areas was great to see after so many years of sparse residents.Then how early the colony dispersed;a full month earlier than in most years.They in normal years will move out of the coastal thickets during the second and third weeks of February, but by the end of third week in January they were few and far between,and inland is where last of the seasons individuals were seen.
This summer the first sight;probably a resident;was in early August,then couple of weeks later another one was sighted,and then as the weeks went by and seasons changed Monarchs sightings became a daily event.Now that we are getting the first cold fronts moving by on their way into Florida;waves of Monarchs are passing through with them.There are the most numerous butterfly be sighted in the past few days.They are so numerous that there are four to eight in view, in every direction, except straight up and down.Most are on the wing and headed to the west;these numbers this fall have not witnessed by me in decades.It will be interesting to see how many stay with us here on Alabama’s gulf coast as we get into our colder months.

  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch abundant
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Denis C. Quinn

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

Cold @ 37° and windy in full sun, I was surprised to see this solitary butterfly!

  • Painted Lady 1

Jeanette Klodzen

White Rock Trail (Antelope Island)
Davis County, UT

Sunny - 43-48 degrees

  • Checkered White 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Denis C. Quinn

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

Overnight we had a powerful cold front move through and by dawn our temperature was 19° and all nectar sources succumbed overnight. At just after noon I saw a Clouded Sulphur on the wing and again like midday yesterday, temperature was at 37° in full sun and breezy conditions. After seeing the Sulphur I did scour the fields to no avail.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

JoAnna N Clayton

Ft. Desoto Park
Pinellas County, FL

fields south of North Beach, behind gulf Pier, and East beach - beach trail.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Barred Yellow 30+
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 9
  • Ceraunus Blue 16
  • Gulf Fritillary 22
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • White Peacock 40+
  • Monarch 45
  • Mangrove Skipper 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Dorantes Longtail 11
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Southern Skipperling

Dorantes Longtail

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Ocola Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Tom Palmer

Circle B Bar Reserve
Polk County, FL

  • Great Southern White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 9
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • White Peacock 20
  • Viceroy 4
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Amelia Grimm

Navy Wells
Miami-Dade County, FL

10:30 -11:00am, partly cloudy. Bartram’s nectaring on Starrush Whitetop (Rhynchosporas colorata).

  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 4
  • Baracoa Skipper 4

Dan Hardy

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Travis County, TX

  • Statira Sulphur 1
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1

Turk's-cap White-Skipper

Statira Sulphur

Phillip Wallace

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

I photographed this skipper on Sunday and didn’t realize it was a possible Variegated Skipper until I looked at photos on my laptop.

  • Variegated Skipper 1

Variegated Skipper

Variegated Skipper

Variegated Skipper

Dale Bonk

Lake Mayer Park, Savannah
Chatham County, GA

Mostly birding, but did notice a couple of butterflies.

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Pearl Crescent

Common Checkered-Skipper

Dale Bonk

Savannah Botanical Garden
Chatham County, GA

Low 60s, sunny.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Cassius Blue

Cassius Blue

Carolina Satyr

Tom Palmer

Peace River Heritage Park
Polk County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 5
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • White Peacock 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Cool, occasional sunshine low 60’s
Surprised to see butterflies today

  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Painted Lady

Long-tailed Skipper

Monarch

Dan Hardy

Zilker Botanical Garden
Travis County, TX

  • Potrillo Skipper 1

Potrillo Skipper

Dale Bonk

Fort Pulaski National Manument
Chatham County, GA

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 2

Ceraunus Blue

Little Yellow

Ceraunus Blue

John Lampkin

Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Mary Keith and Erik Stabl
Sunny 73-83
Is this the most northern colony of Julias? The 25 (not an estimate) included very worn to fresh. One courting couple was observed.

  • Great Southern White 46
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 26
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 23
  • Julia Heliconian 25
  • Zebra Heliconian 8
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Mangrove Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 9
  • Viceroy 8
  • Queen 23
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 8
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1

Julia Heliconian

Julia Heliconian

Clouded Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Low 60’s, but sunny. The only nectar source was a single Baccharis bush in full fragrant bloom (but nothing on it). The two butterflies seen were simply basking in the sun.

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Red Admiral

Common Buckeye

Steven Rosenthal

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

seen sunning on the sandtrails while i was walking to the beach…temps around 46-49 degrees; so at least a few butterflies survived our weekend snap of record cold/freezing temps…no nectar sources left alive, except for a few dandelions.

  • Common Buckeye 3

Denis C. Quinn

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

Breezy, full sun, 51° brought out these few butterflies mid day.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Painted Lady 1

Marcus Gray

Myrtle Beach, Broadway Plantation Villas.
Horry County, SC

Weather fairly cool (High of 60F) & windy. Sunshine.

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 2

Painted Lady

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Dale Bonk

Vinson residence, Vernonburg
Chatham County, GA

Mostly yard butterflies at my host’s house..yard, lowland woods, utility line easement, freshwater tidal marsh.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 1
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Little Yellow

Long-tailed Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

White Peacock

Common Buckeye

Cassius Blue

Cassius Blue

Carolina Satyr

Dave Hanson

National Butterfly Center, Mission, TX
Hidalgo County, TX

Spent a great hour and a half today at NBC helping a couple from CA with ID’s. The Rusty-tipped Page was a flyby in bright sunlight seen by all 3 of us. Awesome sight but too fast to get a photo. It was not seen again while we were there. At least another dozen species over and above what we saw were reported by other observers in the park today. The Greenstreak was at the “Wall.”

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Marius Hairstreak 1
  • Tropical Greenstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 4
  • Cassius Blue 4
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Crimson Patch 1
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent abundant
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 5
  • Rusty-tipped Page 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 2
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Red Rim 1
  • Empress Leilia 4
  • Tawny Emperor abundant
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen abundant
  • Soldier 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Eufala Skipper abundant

Marcus Gray

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Horry County, SC

Quick trip to the ocean front before heading to the airport. Forecasted to be a much better day for butterflying. Breeze was blowing the poor Monarchs to the North.

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 5

Dale Bonk

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
Chatham County, GA

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 15
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Steven Rosenthal

Sandy Hook/Sandy Hook Bay
Monmouth County, NJ

some sun, upper 50s

Orange Sulphur at North Beach parking lot, Sandy Hook

buckeyes on sand trails by the beach at Middletown NJ (Sandy Hook Bay)

also several dead monarchs seen along the driftline.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 2

Amelia Grimm

Everglades National Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

Long Pine Key trails, Gate 8/10 roadsides, Research Road trails, Gate 15 trail. 2 Orange-barred Sulphur Larvae. 3 Faithful Beauty Moth and 1 Bella Moth. Sunny to partly cloudy. Observers: AGrimm, LWilliams, LEvans.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 19
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • White Peacock 25
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

9:30 AM to 4:00 pm

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Giant White 1
  • Southern Dogface 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 10
  • Lyside Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Marius Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Clytie Ministreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue 8
  • Ceraunus Blue 25
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 15
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Mexican Fritillary 5
  • Bordered Patch 4
  • Crimson Patch 2
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 40
  • Question Mark 2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Tropical Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 20
  • Mexican Bluewing 5
  • Common Mestra 3
  • Red Rim 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 6
  • Hackberry Emperor 100
  • Empress Leilia 6
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Queen 250
  • Soldier 10
  • Brown Longtail 10
  • Glazed Pellicia 2
  • White-patched Skipper 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Laviana White-Skipper 6
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 10
  • Clouded Skipper 50
  • Double-dotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 25
  • Whirlabout 25
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Sachem 3
  • Common Mellana 30
  • Eufala Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Common Banner

Red Rim

Glazed Pellicia

Marius Hairstreak

Soldier

Jean Evoy

Off Rt 17, about 3 miles north of Arcadia
DeSoto County, FL

Saw both summer and winter forms of Barred Yellows

  • Great Southern White common
  • Barred Yellow common
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Dun Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Ocola Skipper

Great Southern White

Amelia Grimm

Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center
Broward County, FL

11a.m. - 1:30p.m. With Leigh Williams and Linda Evans. Sunny and 80 degrees. 1 yellow sp.(?), 30 Atala larvae and 13 Atala chrysalis.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 23
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Atala 8
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 14
  • Zebra Heliconian 18
  • Phaon Crescent 13
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • White Peacock 35
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 30
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 8

Mark and Holly Salvato

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant White 1
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Tailed Orange 2
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Cassius Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 2
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Mexican Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Rosita Patch 1
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Tropical Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock
  • Common Banner 1
  • Mexican Bluewing
  • Common Mestra
  • Tropical Leafwing
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • White-patched Skipper
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Eufala Skipper
  • Hecebolus Skipper 1
  • Purple-washed Skipper 1

Rosita Patch

Rosita Patch

Rosita Patch

Randy Harrod

Ft DeSoto Park, Pinellas County FL
Pinellas County, FL

Fountain Area and Park Office

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Barred Yellow common
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 13
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Dorantes Longtail common
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Gulf Fritillary

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Mangrove Skipper

Marcie Daniels

Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge
Charleston County, SC

Spent a couple of hrs exploring Cape Romain NWR
Warm and breezy…mid 70’s

  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 10

Pearl Crescent

Red Admiral

Monarch

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Edward Perry IV

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

Went out to get the mail and found quite a bit of butterfly activity by the mailbox! All on Richardia grandiflora which is blooming all over kept areas right now in Florida (this exotic ground cover is sometimes called “Florida Snow”). The butterflies love it as a nectar source. Monarchs are coming through on the cold front.

  • Great Southern White 6
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Great Southern White

Great Southern White

Andrew Block

Highridge Plaza, 1789 Central Park Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

I found it sitting in the parking lot, so I moved it to some dandelions and it immediately started feeding. It was a yellow female. I’m surprised it was alive after all this wind and cold temps we have had lately at night. This is the latest I’ve seen a butterfly in the northeast.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Daniel Jones

Progreso Lakes yard
Hidalgo County, TX

from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM, 50 species

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Giant White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 6
  • Statira Sulphur 1
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 3
  • Cassius Blue 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Pixie 2
  • American Snout 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 12
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 40
  • Common Mestra 2
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 25
  • Soldier 3
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 6
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 10
  • White Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Laviana White-Skipper 8
  • Julia's Skipper 3
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 10
  • Clouded Skipper 30
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Eufala Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Giant White

Mexican Yellow

Orange-barred Sulphur

Red-bordered Pixie

Red-bordered Metalmark

Statira Sulphur

John Gorey

Black Dog Road Arenas Valley
Grant County, NM

I had a good look at a male Statira Sulphur today. I thought it was a cloudless at first but it landed in an oak for a brief period. I quickly got a phone out to take a picture and it took off. Lots of butterflies today there was most likely a dingy purplewing in flight as well but it didn’t land for a confirmation. There were good winds and warm temps which is maybe how these guys turned up so far north and out of range.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Statira Sulphur 1
  • Mexican Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Painted Lady 4

Marcus Gray

Spring Lake
Monmouth County, NJ

On the beach front flying among the senescent goldenrod. My apologies for the photo quality but they are serious about dune trampling fines here so I couldn’t get close.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Tom Palmer

marshall hampton reserve
Polk County, FL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 5
  • Viceroy 2
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Ocola Skipper 4

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Unusually warm, mid-70’s, occasional sun but mostly overcast.

  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 2

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Brett Badeaux

San Jacinto Mountains various areas
Riverside County, CA

Didn’t expect to see any butterflies this late. 1 unidentified dusykwing.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 2
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • California Sister 1

Amelia Grimm

Big Pine Key yard
Monroe County, FL

Partly sunny, after morning rain.

  • Monarch 1
  • Florida Duskywing 1

Allan R. Loudell

Driving along Route 40 -- Bear area
New Castle County, DE

After several sub-freezing mornings with frost (28 degrees), pleasant to see even a Cabbage White flying here in late November!

  • Cabbage White 1

Darrell Davis

yard at Walkersville, MD
Frederick County, MD

  • Common Buckeye 1

Barbara Peck

Anderson River Park
Shasta County, CA

Late lady, flying on a cloudy day

  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Jeanette Navia

Powhatan Creek Trail, Williamsburg
James City County, VA

Weather: Sunny and mid-50s.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Bart Jones

my yard, Midtown Memphis
Shelby County, TN

Highs in upper 60s after several nights below freezing.

  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur

Amelia Grimm

Long Beach Raod, upper trail, Big Pine Key
Monroe County, FL

Major storm damage to the beach berm and hammock area. The upper trail still has some bay cedar and buttonwood standing. Will continue to monitor. 2:30pm - 3:30pm, 79 degrees and breezy.

  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 100

Denis C. Quinn

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

While spreading mushroom soil I spotted 5 Oarange Sulphurs flying and all went down on blooming Dandelions. Full sun breezy and a high of 61.6°f

  • Orange Sulphur 5

Tom Palmer

Saddle Blanket Scrub
Polk County, FL

Garberia main nectar source

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 8

Red-banded Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

White M Hairstreak

Tom Palmer

Colt Creek State Park
Polk County, FL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 9
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Brazilian Skipper

Tom Palmer

Little Gator Creek WEA
Pasco County, FL

  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Southern Dogface

Gulf Fritillary

Jim Wilkinson

Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center
Baltimore city, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Buckeye 4

Common Buckeye

Glenn Koppel

Moraine State Park
Butler County, PA

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Glenn Koppel

Maurice Goddard State Park
Mercer County, PA

  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Curtis A. Lehman

Steel Valley Trail
Allegheny County, PA

  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Comma 1

Bob Yukich

High Park
City of Toronto, ON

Record late date for Toronto. The latest I’ve seen any butterfly in Ontario. It was sunny and 60 degrees F.

  • Eastern Comma 1

Steven Rosenthal

Jones Beach State Park Central Mall (Field 4)
Nassau County, NY

1130am, 56 degrees, very pale light color form, visiting dandelions in grassy area

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Steven Rosenthal

Pt Lookout, Firemen's Memorial Park, sand trails
Nassau County, NY

9:30-10:30, breezy, low 50s- one expected sighting (but took awhile), one unexpected sighting upon arrival…headed west, into the wind.

  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

Allen Belden

Maymont
Richmond city, VA

Sunny, high 68. Common Buckeye and Cabbage Whites fresh.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Tom Palmer

Hilochee WMA Osprey Unit
Polk County, FL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Barred Yellow 14
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Ocola Skipper 15

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

60 and sunny

  • Orange Sulphur 1