February 2017 Sightings

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Hidalgo County, TX

47 species. 83 degrees. Highlights included Cyna Blue, scads of Texan Crescents, White Scrub-Hairstreak, Clytie Ministreak, Julia Heliconian, Band-celled Sister, White-patched Skipper, Texas Powdered-Skipper, Turk’s-cap White-Skipper and Celia’s Roadside-Skipper.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Lyside Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • White Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 7
  • Clytie Ministreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Cyna Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 3
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Texan Crescent common
  • Vesta Crescent 8
  • Phaon Crescent 10
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 5
  • Band-celled Sister 2
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Common Mestra 9
  • Tropical Leafwing 2
  • Queen common
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • White-patched Skipper 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper common

Band-celled Sister

Texas Powdered-Skipper

Turk's-cap White-Skipper

Cyna Blue

Clytie Ministreak

White Scrub-Hairstreak

Jim Egbert

Ft Morgan Historic Site
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny
Wind Southerly
Winds 10 - 15mph
Temps Lower 50s - mid 60s

  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Eric Whiteside

Key West Botanical Gardens
Monroe County, FL

  • Cuban Crescent 8

Cuban Crescent

Cuban Crescent

James Lancaster

West Riverside, New Orleans, LA
Orleans Parish, LA

Medium sized female monarch laying eggs throughout garden for over 30 minutes. 72 degrees F and sunny, 10am.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd & BeeTree Creek
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny
Wind southerly
Winds 5 - 10
Temps upper 40s - lower 70s

There was a few Monarchs in the area a few miles inland on this day.The spring emergence is stronger and earlier this year.Winter dwarfism of Buckeyes has almost been replaced by their full size spring counter parts.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 9
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 14

Phaon Crescent

Cloudless Sulphur

Jean Evoy

NW Livingston Loop Arcadia
DeSoto County, FL

Observed at a patch of Bidens and wild radish along the road adjacent to an orange grove.

  • Great Southern White common
  • Barred Yellow
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock
  • Queen
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Fiery Skipper abundant

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Barb Zwiers

217 Elmwood Drive
St. Johns County, FL

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Palamedes Swallowtail
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Monarch
  • Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Monarch chrysalis

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Long-tailed Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Miller Library, Ellicott City
Howard County, MD

Comma was flying around a brushy stream valley in the early afternoon–temperature was in the mid 60s

  • Eastern Comma 1

Steven Glynn

Areas near Dividing Creek and Fairton
Cumberland County, NJ

Mostly sunny and unseasonably warm 69 degrees. My FOS butterflies in South Jersey. In addition to identified, an additional (5) anglewing sp. were seen.

  • American Snout 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

American Snout

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Valley Nature Center and Frontera Audubon in Mission.
Hidalgo County, TX

32 species. 2 hours. The male Chestnut Crescent is very rare. The underside was almost completely blank. It was reluctant to open its wings for more than a fraction of a second. Other highlights included Mexican Bluewing, Gulf Fritillary, Zebra Heliconian, Banded Patch, White-patched Skipper, Funereal and Mournful Duskywings, Mazans Scallopwing and White-striped Longtail.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Cassius Blue 4
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Texan Crescent 6
  • Chestnut Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Red Admiral 2
  • White Peacock 2
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Queen 3
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Mazans Scallopwing 2
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Chestnut Crescent

Mazans Scallopwing

White-striped Longtail

Chestnut Crescent

Brett Badeaux

Santa Margarita Preserve
San Diego County, CA

mostly cloudy, high 60s.
1 un-id sulphur, 1 un-id blue

  • Sara Orangetip 38
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • Mourning Cloak 3

Sara Orangetip

Marine Blue

Brown Elfin

John Heyse

Martinez Marsh
Contra Costa County, CA

60F second butterfly of the year - it’s been cold and wet.

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 8
  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Lyside Sulphur 5
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 10
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 25
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 5
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 20
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Mexican Silverspot 1
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Crimson Patch 3
  • Texan Crescent 20
  • Chestnut Crescent 2
  • Vesta Crescent 5
  • Phaon Crescent 15
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 2
  • Mexican Bluewing 3
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Queen 10
  • White-striped Longtail 2
  • Brown Longtail 8
  • White Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Laviana White-Skipper 8
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 30
  • Double-dotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Eufala Skipper 8

Chestnut Crescent

Double-dotted Skipper

White-striped Longtail

Black Swallowtail

Mexican Silverspot

Chestnut Crescent

Ken Wilson

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Partly cloudy to cloudy, high of 70. Winds were gusty and a factor. One no ID, possibly a Marine Blue.

  • Sara Orangetip 30+
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Sonoran Blue 2
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Sara Orangetip

Sonoran Blue

Sonoran Blue

Butterfly Walk at Estero

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Hidalgo County, TX

54 species plus a possible Ruddy Hairstreak. Led by Rick Snider. About 17 people attended. Highlights included male and female Chestnut Crescent (male has more of the chestnut color), Mexican Bluewing, Silver-banded Hairstreak, White Scrub-Hairstreak, Julia and Zebra Heliconian, Tropical Leafwing, Red-bordered Metalmark, Band-celled Sister, Potrillo Skipper, White-patched Skipper, White-striped Longtail, Julia’s Skipper, Olive-clouded Skipper and Celia’s Roadside-Skipper.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 1
  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Lyside Sulphur 6
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • White Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak common
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue common
  • Fatal Metalmark 3
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 2
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Julia Heliconian 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Texan Crescent common
  • Chestnut Crescent 3
  • Vesta Crescent 6
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Red Admiral 2
  • White Peacock 4
  • Band-celled Sister 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 5
  • Common Mestra 6
  • Tropical Leafwing 5
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen common
  • White-striped Longtail 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Potrillo Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 3
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Laviana White-Skipper 4
  • Julia's Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 10
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 5
  • Olive-clouded Skipper 1

Olive-clouded Skipper

Chestnut Crescent

Chestnut Crescent

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Cloudy
Wind Southerly
Winds 10 - 15mph
Temp lower 60s - mid 70s

  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Common Buckeye 1

Rich Kostecke

Lake Fayette-Multi-use Trail from Park Prairie Park to Oak Thicket Park
Fayette County, TX

Warm (80-85), sunny, and breezy. A few clumps of dewberry (Rubus trivialis) were the only flowering plants. Many butterflies were nectaring on the dewberry. Common Checkered-skippers more accurately classified as Common/White Checkered-skippers

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 7
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 8
  • American Snout 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 23
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Common Mestra 2
  • Goatweed Leafwing 8
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

White-striped Longtail

Gray Hairstreak

Dusky-blue Groundstreak

Common Buckeye

Cloudless Sulphur

Common Mestra

Walter Wallenstein

Everglades National Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Florida Leafwing 11
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Florida Duskywing 5
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Florida Leafwing

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 12
  • Southern Dogface 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Lyside Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 5
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 10
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • American Snout 50
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Crimson Patch 2
  • Texan Crescent 15
  • Chestnut Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 6
  • Phaon Crescent 20
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 5
  • Band-celled Sister 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 3
  • Common Mestra 2
  • Tropical Leafwing 10
  • Angled Leafwing 2
  • Tawny Emperor 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 15
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 10
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Laviana White-Skipper 8
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 10
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Common Mellana 3
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 5

Angled Leafwing

Angled Leafwing

Common Streaky-Skipper

Chestnut Crescent

Carolina Satyr

Band-celled Sister

Double-dotted Skipper

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny
Wind southwesterly
Winds 5 - 10mph
Temps. Mid 60s - mid 70s

  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Brett Badeaux

Fullerton Arboretum
Orange County, CA

Full sun, high 70f

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15+
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Marine Blue 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 10+
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Monarch 20+
  • Funereal Duskywing 1

Cloudless Sulphur

West Coast Lady

Cabbage White

Red Admiral

Cloudless Sulphur

Barb Zwiers

Backyard 217 Elmwood
St. Johns County, FL

  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Jim Egbert

Beetree Creek and US Hwy 31 mile marker 25
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny
Wind. Northerly
Winds 10 - 15 mph
Temps lower 50s - lower 70s

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Juvenal's Duskywing

Common Buckeye

Beth Polvino

Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive Savannah NWR
Jasper County, SC

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Cloudless Sulphur

Brett Badeaux

Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
Orange County, CA

Full sun turned to cloudy, high of 70f.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Sara Orangetip 50+
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 4
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1

Anise Swallowtail

Bramble Hairstreak

James Lancaster

West Riverside, New Orleans
Orleans Parish, LA

Female depositing eggs throughout garden. Had dual bent wingtips and appeared to possibly struggle to plant abdomen on milkweeds firmly for egg-laying.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

59F

  • Spring Azure 1
  • West Coast Lady 1

Spring Azure

Jim Egbert

Splinter Hill Bog Nature Conservancy and Upper Delta WMA
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny
Wind southerly
Winds 10 - 15 mph
Temps upper 40s - lower 70s

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Pleasantly warm sunny day, lots of greenery but no flowers yet (except willow catkins). All butterflies seen were going to mud or sunning themselves.

  • Spring Azure 24
  • California Tortoiseshell 8
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red Admiral 4

Red Admiral

Spring Azure

California Tortoiseshell

California Tortoiseshell

Beth Polvino

Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive Savannah NWR
Jasper County, SC

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Black Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

Beth Polvino

Shore Drive Boat Ramp Park, St Augustine, FL
St. Johns County, FL

  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Brett Badeaux

San Juan Loop and Chiquito Trail near Lake Elsinore
Riverside County, CA

Sunny, 70f, very few nectar sources

  • Sara Orangetip common
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Sonoran Blue 2
  • California Tortoiseshell 3
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • California Sister 2

Sonoran Blue

California Tortoiseshell

Sonoran Blue

William D. Beck

Arizona Trail nr. Molino Basin St. Catalina Mtns
Pima County, AZ

Warm sunny day 70F.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Spring White
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Brown Elfin
  • Spring Azure
  • Texan Crescent

Texan Crescent

Brown Elfin

Sara Orangetip

Pipevine Swallowtail

Beth Polvino

Merritt Island Causeway 1 mile past Max Brewer Causeway Bridge
Brevard County, FL

Merritt Island Causeway 1 mile past Max Brewer Causeway Bridge in small parking area with shrubs, bushes and grass. Here I saw another 11 species but my total species for the day was 15. Again Great Southern White’s are everywhere. I have images of all of the species for today.

  • Great Southern White abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4

Red-banded Hairstreak

Whirlabout

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Beth Polvino

River Breeze Park
Volusia County, FL

There were hundred’s of Great Southern White all over the park and immediate areas. My first 11 species day of 2017.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Great Southern White abundant
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 8

Gulf Fritillary

Great Southern White

Salt Marsh Skipper

Brett Badeaux

Monserate Mountain Preserve
San Diego County, CA

Mostly sunny with periods of cloud cover. 68f

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Sara Orangetip common
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Painted Lady 15
  • West Coast Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • Funereal Duskywing 1

Tom Palmer

Lake Wales Ridge State Forest
Polk County, FL

Survey confined to roadsides, where most wildflowers were found

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 9
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 22
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Beth Polvino

Merritt Island Causeway 1 mile past Max Brewer Causeway Bridge
Brevard County, FL

Great Southern White’s & Salt Marsh Skippers are everywhere. This site has yielded 15 species over the past 2 days.

  • Great Southern White abundant
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 15
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 18
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper abundant

White Peacock

Dainty Sulphur

Mangrove Buckeye

Long-tailed Skipper

Arlene Ripley

Happy Valley/Ash Creek
Pima County, AZ

  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Brown Elfin 1

Marcus Gray

Powhatan Wildlife Management Area
Powhatan County, VA

Mourning Cloak flushed at Bass Pond boat launch.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Edinburg Wetlands
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 4
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Cassius Blue common
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Crimson Patch 2
  • Texan Crescent 6
  • Pale-banded Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen common
  • Brown Longtail 9
  • Funereal Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 4
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 3
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 3

Sleepy Orange

Turk's-cap White-Skipper

Polydamas Swallowtail

Mimosa Yellow

Pale-banded Crescent

Beth Polvino

Viera Wetlands
Brevard County, FL

Mostly birding but saw a good number of butterflies. Surprised not to see any Great Southern Whites here.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 21
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • White Peacock 4
  • Monarch 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 16

Rich Kostecke

Comanche Bluff Trail, Granger Lake
Williamson County, TX

Hiked a 5 mile loop. Dewberry, Elbowbush, and Mexican Plum in bloom.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Southern Dogface 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 27
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 9
  • American Snout 6
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 15
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Goatweed Leafwing 59
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Dusky-blue Groundstreak

Goatweed Leafwing

Great Purple Hairstreak

Goatweed Leafwing

Gray Hairstreak

Red Admiral

Great Purple Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Goatweed Leafwing

Red Admiral

Dusky-blue Groundstreak

Tom Palmer

Hilochee WMA Osprey North
Polk County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • White Peacock 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 3

Steven Glynn and Harvey Tomlinson

Bevan WMA near Millville
Cumberland County, NJ

Unseasonably warm, 71 degree February day had plenty of butterflies stretching their wings. In addition to the identified, another four anglewing sp. seen.

  • American Snout 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Question Mark

Eastern Comma

American Snout

Mark Adams

west of Charlottesville: Jarman's Gap, Jones Mill & Clarks Roads; Sugar Hollow
Albemarle County, VA

11:50 - 17:00 EST. Near-record warmth: sunny (5-10% clouds), 67-74 deg F, NW wind 0-10 mph. All species were personal first-of-season.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Allen Belden

Powhatan State Park
Powhatan County, VA

Sunny, high in the mid 70s.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

James Shelton

Amelia WIldlife Management Area
Amelia County, VA

Very Warm 81 degrees.
Sunny
Still.

  • Spring Azure 1

Ron & Lori Smith

North Anclote River Park
Pinellas County, FL

Leps were on bidens.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • White Peacock 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

Nottingham County Park, Nottingham, PA 19362
Chester County, PA

Warm, sunny, 69° with only a light breeze in this valley park of 651-acres that sits atop an outcropping of serpentine stone. My 1st of this year.

  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Beth Polvino

Merritt Island Causeway 1 mile past Max Brewer Causeway Bridge
Brevard County, FL

This spot continues to amaze me. Two new species here today and a total of 18 species in my 3 visits. Amazing for February. Pictured Queen & Red Admiral.

  • Great Southern White abundant
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 11
  • Ceraunus Blue 17
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 6
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 9
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 16

Red Admiral

Queen

Julie Appleget

Goethe State Forest
Levy County, FL

Cow Creek rd
11:30 am mid 70s and warming
partly cloudy

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • White M Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Queen 1

White M Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Henry's Elfin

Tom Privett

Redland
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Red Admiral 1

Jill Gorman

Berkeley Lake
Gwinnett County, GA

Nectaring on cherry blossoms

  • American Lady 1

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Dave Patton

Acadiana Nature Station, Lafayette, LA
Lafayette Parish, LA

Recent rains and warm weather bringing out early butterflies. The White-striped Longtail was new for the park list.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Question Mark 4
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Goatweed Leafwing 2
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

White-striped Longtail

Tom Palmer

Colt Creek State Park
Polk County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 23
  • Monarch 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1

Kathy Malone and Kristy Baker

Cheeks Bend Bluff Overlook Trail, Columbia
Maury County, TN

Spotted two males without camera on Feb. 19, 2017. Returned yesterday, Feb. 20, and photographed one male. Saw 11 males. Tennessee record keepers say the next earliest record was Feb. 28. Temperature range was 64-74 and partly sunny to overcast both days.

  • Falcate Orangetip 11

Falcate Orangetip

Falcate Orangetip

William D. Beck

Tucson, Catalina State Park far north end w junipers
Pima County, AZ

1-3pm Sunny and warmer First juniper siva hairstreaks seen this year.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Juniper Hairstreak 8
  • Gray Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach and Linholm Rd
Baldwin County, AL

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

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8

James Shelton

Dutch Gap Conservation Area
Chesterfield County, VA

Warm 72
Sunny
Still

  • Eastern Comma 1

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(10:30-2:30) An amazing day for Mallow Scrub-Hairstreaks. All 36 were either on or closely associated with sleepy morning (Waltheria indica).

  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 36
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 3
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Phaon Crescent 14
  • White Peacock 7
  • Mangrove Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 17
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Obscure Skipper 5

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Phaon Crescent

Obscure Skipper

Mangrove Skipper

Julie Appleget

Devils Hammock Parker Field rd
Levy County, FL

9:30-11:00

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 3
  • Carolina Satyr abundant
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Question Mark

Dan Sonnenberg

Observatory Hill SNA
Marquette County, WI

60° and Sunny. Note: 4 other people have reported seeing E.C.s at 5 locations this year before me. Earliest being Feb. 17th.

  • Eastern Comma 2

Joanne Langabee

Front yard
Sarpy County, NE

record high of 72 degrees, sunny, Been breaking high records for last couple of days

  • Eastern Comma 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

First butterfly of the year for me. Partly sunny and 65 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 1

James Shelton

Wetlands - James River Park
Richmond city, VA

Sunny

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Mara Meisel

Berry Hollow Fire Road & Saddle Trail, Shenandoah National Park
Madison County, VA

Unseasonably warm, sunny 70s day. Most of these were hilltopping on gravel fire road.

  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Mourning Cloak

Jim Wilkinson

Lake Elkhorn, Columbia, MD
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1

Steven Glynn

Peaslee WMA areas
Cumberland County, NJ

Sunny and warm (71 degrees) with expected activity. Two other anglewing sp. also seen in flight.

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Jim Egbert

Lipscomb Ln. Magnolia Springs
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny
Wind Easterly
Winds 5 - 10 mph
Temps mid 50s - mid 70s

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3

Checkered White

John Gorey

River Front Park
Jefferson County, KY

  • Eastern Comma 1

Ron Smith

Sawgrass Lake Park
Pinellas County, FL

Several species of leps were enjoying the azaleas by the Visitor’s Center.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Silver-spotted Skipper

Orange-barred Sulphur

Spicebush Swallowtail

Ken Wilson with Dave Bartholomew & Bob Gorman

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

The predicted temp was 66 degrees. The actual weather conditions was sunny, 55-59 degrees with 18 mph gust. It felt colder. Dave & Bob saw a few butterflies I didn’t to include one Silvery Blue.

  • Spring White 5
  • Desert Orangetip 2
  • Sara Orangetip 10+
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Funereal Duskywing 2

Desert Orangetip

Desert Orangetip

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Cameron County, TX

26 species. About 1 hour. 93 degrees. Dorothy took photo of female Blue Metalmark.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Clytie Ministreak 1
  • Blue Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Texan Crescent 3
  • Vesta Crescent common
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • White Peacock 4
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Blue Metalmark

Clytie Ministreak

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Sabal Palm Sanctuary
Cameron County, TX

36 species. About 2 1/2 hours. 93 degrees. White female Orange Sulphur is Dorothy’s photo.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 2
  • Clytie Ministreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Blue Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Pixie 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Texan Crescent 4
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Double-dotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Eufala Skipper 10

Great Southern White

Orange Sulphur

Double-dotted Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 and MD/PA border
Chester County, PA

70° sunny SW breeze with all butterflies seen in the woods on sunny south slope, however at least 100 yards inside wooded area, thus cutting the air movement.

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Eastern Comma

Beth Polvino

Green Cay Wetlands & Nature Center
Palm Beach County, FL

Great to see multiple Atala on Coontie

  • Atala 6
  • White Peacock 2
  • Queen 1

Queen

Atala

Brett Badeaux

Anza Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Full sun but only up to 60f, very strong cold winds. A canyon buffered some of the wind which where I found most butterflies.

  • Spring White 7
  • Desert Orangetip 7
  • Sara Orangetip 9
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Sonoran Blue 9
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Orange Skipperling 1

Silvery Blue

Spring White

Sonoran Blue

Sonoran Blue

Desert Orangetip

Desert Orangetip

Nathan Dubrow

New England Biolabs, Ipswich
Essex County, MA

Seen at approximately 1pm on a 67 F degree day.

  • Eastern Comma 1

Robert Bell

Embury Road
Washtenaw County, MI

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Doris Applebaum

nature preserve in Southfield
Oakland County, MI

I was at a local nature preserve in Southfield, Michigan—for the 4th time in a week—hoping to see a butterfly in February for the first time in Michigan. It was the last of several days of record-high temperatures in the 60s for the Detroit area and the last one predicted for the foreseeable future. Finally—a Mourning Cloak.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Warren A. Jacobs

Fulmer Rd Spring Mount
Montgomery County, PA

  • Eastern Comma 2

Eastern Comma

Tom Palmer

Marion Creek
Polk County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Barred Yellow 22
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 5
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Youghiogheny River Trail
Fayette County, PA

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Comma 5

Laurel Rhodes

Celery Fields Park and Audubon Center
Sarasota County, FL

Dramatic increase from last month’s survey, probably due to consistent warm weather. With Charlie and Jayne Woodruff. Approx. 2 hours. Temp 75-80F; overcast and then full sun. Several Black Swallowtail males appeared to be hill-topping.

  • Black Swallowtail 12
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 22
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 14
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Mark and Holly Salvato

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville
Brevard County, FL

Butterflies observed along Black Point Wildlife Drive.

  • Great Southern White superabundant
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Mangrove Buckeye
  • White Peacock
  • Whirlabout
  • Sachem
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper superabundant

Twin-spot Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Ken Wilson with Dave & Fran Bartholomew

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Made a return trip to ABDSP hoping for better weather and more sightings. The temperature topped out at 60 with full sun and a light breeze. It felt much warmer than the previous day with the wind greatly reduced.

  • Spring White 9
  • Desert Orangetip 2
  • Sara Orangetip 30+
  • Sonoran Blue 40+
  • Mormon Metalmark 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1

Sara Orangetip

Mormon Metalmark

Sonoran Blue

Sonoran Blue

Sara Orangetip

Funereal Duskywing

Desert Orangetip

Denis C. Quinn

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

Another warm 73° day with each Comma being seen in a wooded setting, singly about 300 yards apart from Serpentine to nice upland woods and lastly an impenetrable Greenbrier patch

  • Eastern Comma 3

Eastern Comma

Beth Polvino

Green Cay Wetlands
Palm Beach County, FL

Able to find eggs, caterpillars, and a chrysalis of the Atala butterfly on Coontie.

  • Atala 11
  • Zebra Heliconian 9
  • White Peacock 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 3

Atala

Atala chrysalis

Atala caterpillars

Atala caterpillars

Brett Badeaux

Rock Mountain Preserve
San Diego County, CA

Full sun, 58f. Plants in good condition

  • Checkered White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 12
  • Bramble Hairstreak 9
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Silvery Blue 8
  • Mormon Metalmark 2
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Propertius Duskywing 3
  • Mournful Duskywing 4
  • Funereal Duskywing 3

Propertius Duskywing

Brown Elfin

Walter Wallenstein

Davie, my yard
Broward County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 25
  • White Peacock 1
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 5
  • Monk Skipper 1

Cassius Blue

Ruddy Daggerwing

Zebra Heliconian

Monarch

Sue Dunbar

RR39 6 miles up from Azusa, on shore side, San Gabriel Dam
Los Angeles County, CA

50 degrees, sunny

  • Sara Orangetip 1

Sara Orangetip

Bill Walbek

Cedar Ridge Preserve
Dallas County, TX

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Henry's Elfin 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Red-spotted Admiral 0
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Henry's Elfin

Dave Czaplak

Key West Tropical Botanic Garden (Stock Island)
Monroe County, FL

Tattered Antillean Daggerwing present in the “Blue Butterfly Garden” on 23 and 24 Feb. Feeding always on tall wild sage. Ruddy Daggerwing also present.

  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Antillean Daggerwing 1

Antillean Daggerwing

Ruddy Daggerwing

Antillean Daggerwing

Antillean Daggerwing

Antillean Daggerwing

Bart Jones

Family farm off Gooch Rd. in Bible Hill
Decatur County, TN

Not really looking for butterflies as the air temperature was only 45 degrees, but kicked up this American Lady that was sunning on the dirt road. It was surprisingly active for such a low temperature. Individual was extremely small.

  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Allan R. Loudell

White Clay Creek Preserve
Chester County, PA

Eastern Comma ascending into the tree canopy after the sun came out around 1 p.m., about 70 degrees.

My first butterfly of 2017, and 2—3 weeks ahead of the time I usually see my first butterfly of the year, typically a Cabbage White. [I might’ve been able to see one of the overwintering butterflies earlier this February, had I been able to take off a warm weekday afternoon from work!]

Also saw up to five species of moths this A.M. around Northeast, MD.

Whether leps or vegetation, this year is definitely progressing 2—4 weeks ahead of schedule!

  • Eastern Comma 1

Walter Wallenstein

Myakka River State Park
Sarasota County, FL

Very dry, no flowers blooming & February, not a lot going on.
10:30am-3:00pm

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Queen 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

White Peacock

Horace's Duskywing

Marcus Gray

State Game Lands 56 (Marienstein Road Unit)
Bucks County, PA

Mourning Cloak puddling then lit upon an oak in the sun. 70F.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Linda Cooper

Three Lakes WMA, Hwy. 60 Unit
Osceola County, FL

10:30 - 3:30; weather: 73-78 degrees, clear all day, winds 14 mph. Nectar: thistles, Spanish needles, Tickseed, Camphorweed. An excellent day for February especially for skippers. Linda Cooper

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 23
  • Pearl Crescent 41
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 17
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 18
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 8
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Ocola Skipper

nectaring skippers

nectaring skippers

Variegated Fritillary

Barred Yellow

nectaring skippers

Palmetto Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

White Peacock

Red-banded Hairstreak

Little Metalmark

Least Skipper

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

56F
first butterfly in my backyard this year

  • Monarch 1

Maura McLaughlin

Off of Webber Street
Sarasota County, FL

  • White Peacock 1

White Peacock

Ron Smith

Brooker Creek Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

11:30-2 Hairstreaks found nectaring on Chickasaw plum (Prunus angustifolia). Others species which stopped briefly to nectar at the same source included Zebra & Spicebush Swallowtails and Monarch.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Horace's Duskywing

White M Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Randy Harrod

Sawgrass Lake Park, St Petersburg
Pinellas County, FL

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Red-spotted Admiral 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Beth Polvino

Circle B Ranch Preserve
Polk County, FL

Several more species seen but unable to ID

  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 13
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 11
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • White Peacock 3
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 20
  • Monarch 1
  • Whirlabout 6

Variegated Fritillary

Viceroy

Carolina Satyr

Brittany Johnson

Neutral Ground on Napoleon at Mardi Gras
Orleans Parish, LA

This Red Admiral wanted to join in on the Mardi Gras fun!

  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Tom Palmer

Ocala National Forest
Marion County, FL

Few plum trees still in bloom; Bidens only other nectar source in most areas

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 8
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 1

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd. Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny
Wind Southerly
Winds 10 - 15mph
Temps lower 60s - mid 70s

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Carolina Satyr 6

Checkered White

Cloudless Sulphur

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

Mallows still flying.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 29
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 11
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • White Peacock 4
  • Mangrove Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 16
  • Obscure Skipper 1

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mangrove Skipper

Rich Kelly, Kristine Wallstrom

New York Botanical Garden
Bronx County, NY

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Steven Glynn

Glassboro Woods WMA
Gloucester County, NJ

Mostly sunny in late morning, 65 degrees. In addition to counted and identified, another six anglewing sp. seen.

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 5

Eastern Comma

Spring Azure

Allen Belden

Powhatan State Park
Powhatan County, VA

Sunny turning cloudy; high in the low 70s.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Spring Azure 12
  • Eastern Comma 9
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Spring Azure

Denis C. Quinn

1 Mile west of US route 1 and MD/PA border,19362
Chester County, PA

Mourning Cloak was seen in open grassy pastureland through veiled sun, and all 3 Commas seen inside woods. High temp was 64° with a sun and clouds day.

  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma