April 2017 Sightings

Bart Jones

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park and Eagle Lake WMA
Shelby County, TN

2.5 hours in field. Temps ranged from 63-69F with 5-10 mph winds.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 41
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 27
  • Harvester 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 24
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Goatweed Leafwing 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 25
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1

Phaon Crescent

Red-banded Hairstreak

Spicebush Swallowtail

Zabulon Skipper

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Monarch

Falcate Orangetip

Harvester

Andy Birkey

Fort Snelling State Park
Hennepin County, MN

  • Eastern Comma 10+
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Eastern Comma

Mark and Holly Salvato

South End of Spring Mountains near Goodsprings
Clark County, NV

With Stephen Moore, Barbara Volkle and Mike Bearce

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Becker's White
  • Spring White
  • Pearly Marble
  • Desert Orangetip 1
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 10
  • Desert Elfin 7
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Mormon Metalmark 1
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper

Yucca Giant-Skipper

Sheridan's Hairstreak

Desert Elfin

Dennis Holmes

Cottonwood Pass area North of Goodsprings
Clark County, NV

  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Spring White 2
  • Desert Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 4
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper 6

Black Swallowtail

Desert Elfin

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 73-91 degrees; light breeze; low humidity; mostly clear skies. Area VERY DRY! DCutler, MCutler, SFarnsworth, EPerry, NPrine, RWarner, LCooper. Only nectar sources were thistles & fleabane. A super day for so early in season.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 34
  • Black Swallowtail 15
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 121
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Little Metalmark 22
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 11
  • Pearl Crescent 37
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 13
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 27
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 23
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Dotted Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 16
  • Whirlabout 155
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Sachem 1
  • Arogos Skipper 19
  • Delaware Skipper 23
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 51
  • Palatka Skipper 5
  • Monk Skipper 6
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 108
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Palmetto Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail, Spicebush Swallowtail

Monk Skipper

nectaring skipper spp.

Whirlabout

Arogos Skipper

Stephen E. Moore

Goodsprings - northwest of town toward microwave towers
Clark County, NV

Sun, breezy, 78 degrees. With Mike Bearce, Barbara Volkle and Mark & Holly Salvato

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Becker's White 1
  • Spring White 5
  • Pearly Marble 2
  • Desert Orangetip 1
  • Sara Orangetip 15
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 10
  • Desert Elfin 7
  • Juniper Hairstreak 7
  • Mormon Metalmark 1
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 6
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper 4

Jeanette Klodzen

Lyndon B Johnson State Park
Gillespie County, TX

Sunny, mid-80s

  • Black Swallowtail 5+
  • Checkered White 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 10+
  • Monarch 1

Jeanette Klodzen

McKinney Fall State Park
Travis County, TX

Cloudy/Overcast Day - Mid-80s

Red Banded was seen on the Homestead Trail
Giant Swallowtail and Monarch at Upper Falls

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 1

Melanie Link Taylor

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

A few butterflies have emerged as the temperature steadies around 73F. The Butterfly Garden has been groomed for maximum success for several butterflies. So, far Painted Lady, Cabbage White and Western Tiger Swallowtail have emerged, and are very welcomed.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 2

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Mark and Holly Salvato

Bowler Park, Logandale
Clark County, NV

With Stephen Moore and Barbara Volkle

  • Cabbage White
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Saltbush Sootywing

Saltbush Sootywing

Saltbush Sootywing

Chris Blazo

Reservoir Rd. near Greencastle
Franklin County, PA

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Wild Basin Preserve
Travis County, TX

Big storms in the AM
Sunny in the PM

  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 2+
  • Little Wood-Satyr 10+
  • Monarch 1
  • Dun Skipper 4+

Jeanette Klodzen

Zilker Bontanical Garden
Travis County, TX

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Tropical Leafwing 1

William D. Beck

Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Pinal County, AZ

Warm and sunny and the Variable Checkerspots are out in numbers. The variability is fascinating! Mostly black, to red, to orange to much white.

Several Xami Hairstreaks were seen!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Xami Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • American Snout
  • Elada Crescent
  • Texan Crescent
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Empress Leilia
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Variable Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot

Xami Hairstreak

Variable Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot

Allen Belden

Pocahontas State Park
Chesterfield County, VA

Mostly sunny, high in the mid 60s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 14

Henry's Elfin

Christi Kapp

21 N Clyde Ave, Kissimmee
Osceola County, FL

High is around 90, dry and windy. Butterfly towers are very active with Gulf Fritillary caterpillars and surrounded by flying Monarchs, Gulf Fritillary, and Zebra Swallowtails. Nectar sources are spinach plant, mexican flamebush, passion vine, pentas, salvia, milkweed, and other flowers.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Monarch 3

Monarch

Zebra Swallowtail

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile West of US route 1 on MD/PA border 19362
Chester County, PA

Sunny, breezy, high 60° only brought out these two species today, although honeybees were out in force, nectaring mostly on Purple Deadnettle.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Comma 3

Eastern Comma

Marcus Gray

Frenchtown
Hunterdon County, NJ

North end of the town between a residential yard and the downtown business district.

  • Cabbage White 1

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 12
  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Marcus Gray

Tinicum Park
Bucks County, PA

Adjacent to River Road.

  • Cabbage White 1

Walter Wallenstein

Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Martin County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Metalmark 11
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dusted Skipper 5
  • Twin-spot Skipper 12

Black Swallowtail

Dusted Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Little Metalmark

Twin-spot Skipper

Ken Wilson

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, windy, 78 in lower portions and 72 in upper areas of ABDSP. I made 8 visits to this area this year, the most notable absence is Juniper Hairstreak. None seen this year and only one seen last year. Blues, other than Sonoran Blue, have been scarce for me there this year. One no ID duskywing.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spring White 7
  • Checkered White 2
  • Pearly Marble 6
  • Desert Orangetip 4
  • Sara Orangetip common
  • Sleepy Orange 10+
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Bramble Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Wright's Metalmark 1
  • Leanira Checkerspot 4
  • California Patch common
  • Tiny Checkerspot common
  • Variable Checkerspot c2
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Sleepy Duskywing 4
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Juba Skipper 1

Variable Checkerspot

Sleepy Duskywing

Leanira Checkerspot

Great Purple Hairstreak

Pearly Marble

Walter Wallenstein

Long Key Natural Area
Broward County, FL

11:00am to 12:30pm

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 9
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Atala 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 17
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • White Peacock 4
  • Malachite 3
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Barred Yellow

Malachite

Atala

Ruddy Daggerwing

Jeff Pavlik

Gratiot/Saginaw SGA
Gratiot County, MI

  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Mourning Cloak 3

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Stephen E. Moore

Goodsrings - same as yesterday's report
Clark County, NV

Early morning sunny, 79 degrees for high temp.

  • Spring White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 3
  • Desert Elfin 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 3
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper 2

Stephen E. Moore

Logandale - behind Bowler Park
Clark County, NV

With Barbara Volkle and Mark & Holly Salvato - sunny, 82 degrees - 1.5 hours
MacNeill’s subspecies of Saltbush Sootywing

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Saltbush Sootywing 6

Mark and Holly Salvato

South End of Spring Mountains near Goodsprings
Clark County, NV

With Stephen Moore and Barbara Volkle

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Becker's White
  • Spring White
  • Pearly Marble
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak
  • Desert Elfin
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper

Desert Elfin

Sagebrush Checkerspot

Yucca Giant-Skipper

Sheridan's Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Sara Orangetip

Jill Gorman

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Clarke County, GA

Trail along the Middle Oconee River

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail abundant
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot abundant
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5

Pearl Crescent

Pipevine Swallowtail

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Stephen E. Moore

Desert National Wildlife Refuge visitors center
Clark County, NV

70 degrees, windy, sunny

  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Red Admiral 1

Jim Wilkinson

Centennial Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

William D. Flack

Fiskdale Massachusetts.
Worcester County, MA

Mourning Cloak #1 for 2017. Chased for photograph, lasted for thirty eight minutes. Landed twice, no such luck. I ❤️ Mourning Cloak Butterflies.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

Desert National Wildlife Refuge
Clark County, NV

With Stephen Moore and Barbara Volkle.
Observations were on trails around the Refuge’s visitor center.

  • Checkered White
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Red Admiral

Great Purple Hairstreak

Mourning Cloak

Tom Palmer

Hilochee WMA
Polk County, FL

Windy, dry, few flowers except some thistle in section north of Interstate 4

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 17
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Little Yellow

Rob Santry

Fish Hatchery Park on the Applegate River
Josephine County, OR

This was the first warm day this season. Temps hit 70 degrees. The butterflies are just starting to show up after a very rainy March.

  • Mustard White 4
  • Sara Orangetip 12
  • Spring Azure 3
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Sara Orangetip

Sara Orangetip

John J. Collins

Spruce Run Reservoir
Hunterdon County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

Chris Blazo

McCasslin Gap near Buchanan SF and headwaters for Wilson Run
Franklin County, PA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 3

William D. Flack

Fiskdale.
Worcester County, MA

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Stephen E. Moore

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, Henderson, Nv
Clark County, NV

With Barbara Volkle and Mark & Holly Salvato - early morning 1 hour

  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2

Chris Blazo

Bricker Rd. Field part of gamelands #76
Franklin County, PA

  • Cabbage White 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3

Steven Glynn

Mad Horse Creek WMA and nearby areas
Salem County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Orange Sulphur

Henry's Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

Alan R Mennig

Tyler Arboretum
Delaware County, PA

  • Eastern Comma 2

Stephen E. Moore

Red Rock Recreational Area
Clark County, NV

With Barbara Volkle and Mark & Holly Salvato - middle of day, very windy with thunderstorm approaching

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 3
  • West Coast Lady 12
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper 1

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

Painted Ladies - finally, migrants.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 10
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Ringlet 1

Andy Birkey

Coldwater Spring, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Hennepin County, MN

Commas and Mourning Cloaks were frequent along the biking trail. A beautiful 64 degrees today.

  • Eastern Comma 10+
  • Mourning Cloak 3

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Falcate Orangetip

Falcate Orangetip

Linda Cooper

Colt Creek State Park
Polk County, FL

10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Weather: 80-86 degrees; mostly overcast/cloudy all day & windy. VERY DRY! Nectar: blue flag Iris, violets, daisy fleabane, pickerelweed. No thistles blooming yet. Tom Palmer, Linda Cooper

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 36
  • Pearl Crescent 42
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 5
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 16
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 7
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 22
  • Sachem 2
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 7

Oak Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Twin-spot Skipper

Dun Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Chris Herz

Longwood Gardens, Pierce's Woods
Chester County, PA

late afternoon, 70 degrees.

  • Eastern Comma 4

Eastern Comma

Denis C. Quinn

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

First of the year for this farm that is all pastureland, with cattle and poultry that are temporary residents. No ground has been tilled here for 15 years, fencerow spraying is minimal + mowing.

  • Cabbage White 5

Brett Badeaux

Bedford Peak Trail, Silverado
Orange County, CA

Sunny, cooler. This area has many hilltops full of butterflies. Anise count includes 2 caterpillars. Never seen so many swallowtails!

  • Anise Swallowtail 11
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Pale Swallowtail 25+
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Desert Orangetip 4
  • Sara Orangetip 25+
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • California Dogface 2
  • Bramble Hairstreak common
  • Spring Azure 10
  • Silvery Blue common
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark common
  • Variable Checkerspot common
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing common
  • Funereal Duskywing common

Anise Swallowtail caterpillar

Sara Orangetip caterpillar

Silvery Blue

Variable Checkerspot

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile West of US route 1 on MD/PA border 19362
Chester County, PA

Today had a surprise for me with this beat up American Lady, just 30 feet inside Pennsyvania! This was on the edge of an ag field that was quite wet on the bottom of a downslope.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 1

American Lady

American Lady

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Cool, mid-60s. Not many flowers, but lots of fresh green grasses (hence an abundance of California Ringlets).

  • Pale Swallowtail 7
  • Mustard White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 2
  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Spring Azure 9
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Ringlet 72
  • Mournful Duskywing 5

Common Ringlet

Bramble Hairstreak

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

dry, warm conditions….80 degrees

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Clouded Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Alan R Mennig

Ridley Creek State Park
Delaware County, PA

  • Spring Azure 1

Chris Blazo

Weber Rd. Power line cut
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 2

Brett Badeaux

Santa Margarita Preserve and nearby, Fallbrook
San Diego County, CA

Full sun, 81F.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Sara Orangetip abundant
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Mormon Metalmark common
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 5
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Lorquin's Admiral 40+
  • California Sister 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 8
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 2

Gabb's Checkerspot

Lorquin's Admiral

Curtis Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Spring Azure
  • Eastern Comma

Chris Blazo

Little Cove Creek along route 456
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Sleepy Duskywing

Denis C. Quinn

Park Road, actually the only perimeter road around Nottingham County Park, 19362
Chester County, PA

On my way to Nottingham County Park I encountered most of these butterflies, however only one each inside the park itself.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 6

Chris Blazo

Red Rock Rd. along Licking Creek
Franklin County, PA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 67
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Spring Azure 12
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 9

Juvenal's Duskywing

Julie Appleget

Lower Suwanee Wildlife Preserve
Levy County, FL

Wildlife Drive loop

Breezy Clear 80s
10:30 -1:30

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 16
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 7

Broad-winged Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Palatka Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Meadowbrook Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Tom Palmer

Mosaic Peace River Park boardwalk
Polk County, FL

Very breezy ahead of a cold front

  • Question Mark 2

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE
Douglas County, NE

We finally had a sunny day after 11 straight days with below normal temperatures and cloudy/rainy weather. It was around 53 degrees, wind gust of 13.8 m/h. Butterflying from 12:00 to 2:40

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red Admiral 3

Red Admiral

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Cabbage White

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

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

This is my 1st Monach moving along the beach since the winters residents left at the end of January ;other Monarch have been seen inland in the past couple of weeks;general movement for all of the sightings have been from SW to NE.The Great Southern White showing this early maybe a good sign of exciting things to come this season.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Monarch 1

Brett Badeaux

Devil's Canyon
Imperial County, CA

Partly cloudy and windy. Small Blues were difficult to photograph

  • Checkered White 3
  • Sara Orangetip 6
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Small Blue 8
  • Tiny Checkerspot 12+
  • Painted Lady 10+
  • Queen 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Small Blue

Small Blue

Small Blue

Bill Benner

Brooker Creek Headwaters Nature Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

Also 1 Duskywing sp.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1

Venice Kelly

CR 103- dirt road 4 miles north of nederland
Boulder County, CO

we were out for a walk not expecting to see any butterflies since it had been snowing the 2 previous days. there was still lots of snow though it was melting in the warm sun. we were out from 1 to 2:20 pm…. the elevation is 8500 feet. we were surprised to see butterflies. unfortunately i didn’t bring my camera.

  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 5
  • Hoary Comma 2

Laurel Rhodes

Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway and Canal
Citrus County, FL

With Dusty Rhodes (photos). 2 hours on far western part of the greenway. Full sun, high 60s, winds 15-25. Non-native Lantana, Bidens and Fleabane offered good nectar.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 8
  • Zebra Swallowtail 9
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Phaon Crescent abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 6

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Juniper Hairstreak

Pipevine Swallowtail

Great Southern White

Salt Marsh Skipper

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny
Wind Northerly
Winds light less than 10mph
Temps mid 40s - lower 70s

  • Monarch 3

Venice Kelly

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

this little dirt road goes through pine trees along a creek with some open areas of grass. still a lot of snow in the woods. the elevation is 8,300 feet. i was there from 10:30 to 11:30 am partly sunny, breezy and 50F

  • Green Comma 1
  • Hoary Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 5

Mourning Cloak

Green Comma

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Very windy and cool high 66

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Whirlabout

Zabulon Skipper

Melanie Weiss

Fern Forest, Ft. Lauderdale
Broward County, FL

Most of the flowers have dried up in this park. 15 species had been detected at this site in mid-March. However, butterflies are still on the wing. The temperature was in the high 70s in the early afternoon.

  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 15
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Venice Kelly

Geer canyon at Heil valley ranch open space north of city of Boulder
Boulder County, CO

it was breezy and mostly sunny, 68F. there wasn’t much flying even at this low elevation of 5,636 feet. we were there from 10:30 AM to noon.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Hoary Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Curtis Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

The Red Admiral was the first one of the year I have seen.

  • Cabbage White
  • Red Admiral 1

Venice Kelly

dead man's gulch, about 3 miles west of the town of Lyons
Boulder County, CO

we left Geer and went to deadman’s gulch,5,669 foot elevation. the stream was now running from recent snow… 70F sunny. we were there from 1 to 2:20 PM. we were particularly looking for the moss’ elfin.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 8
  • Moss' Elfin 5
  • Western Pine Elfin 1
  • Hoary Comma 2

Sheridan's Hairstreak

Western Pine Elfin

Moss' Elfin

Melanie Weiss

Daggerwing Nature Center, Boca Raton
Palm Beach County, FL

The temperature had been quite cool the night before. I arrived mid-morning with a temperature of around 75 degrees and a light breeze. Although I saw no Atala flying, there were many caterpillars on the coontie. Also present were Zebra Heliconian, Monarch and Gulf Fritillary caterpillars.

  • Great Southern White 12
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 28
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 18
  • Monarch 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Dainty Sulphur

Horace's Duskywing

Ruddy Daggerwing

Ronald Hedden

White River Lake
Crosby County, TX

93 degrees and windy. Gorgone checkerspots were everywhere, with quite a bit of size variation among the individuals. Outis skippers are early, and they were so small that I did not recognize them at first.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White common
  • Olympia Marble 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Mexican Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Reakirt's Blue 4
  • American Snout 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Gorgone Checkerspot abundant
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent common
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Goatweed Leafwing 4
  • Red Satyr 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Outis Skipper 3
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Orange Skipperling 3
  • Sachem common
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 5

Lyside Sulphur

Outis Skipper

Texan Crescent

Red Satyr

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

55f, cool and breezy

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3

Jim Wilkinson

Lake Elkhorn
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3

Marcus Gray

US 29 & State Route 151.
Amherst County, VA

Observer was Jess Gray.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

Turkey Creek Sanctuary, Palm Bay
Brevard County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 3

Question Mark

Three-spotted Skipper

Fulvous Hairstreak

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

11-2 - Mallows seen at 3 different sites within the park.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 12
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 47
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • White Peacock 6
  • Mangrove Skipper 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • White Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Three-spotted Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 21
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Obscure Skipper 4

Three-spotted Skipper

White Checkered-Skipper

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Great Southern White

William D. Flack

Fiskdale.
Worcester County, MA

Mourning Cloak #3.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Bill Benner

Colt Creek State Park
Polk County, FL

Our life Oak Hairstreaks - thanks! to Linda Cooper. Most butterflies on White Sweet-Clover or Fleabane around either side of largest pond from pavilion.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 19
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 21
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Phaon Crescent 42
  • Pearl Crescent 16
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • White Peacock 7
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Queen 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Southern Skipperling 6
  • Fiery Skipper 26
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 42
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Oak Hairstreak

Kathy Barylski

Patuxent Natl Wildlife Refuge
Anne Arundel County, MD

11:45-3:20 on various trails and areas, both North and South Tract. Fantastic weather - sunny with temps rising into mid-70s and light breeze.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Henry's Elfin 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 15

Falcate Orangetip

Henry's Elfin

Harry Zirlin

Warren Grove
Ocean County, NJ

  • Brown Elfin 5
  • Hoary Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • American Lady 5

Brown Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Susan Musche'

Stone Bank- our backyard
Waukesha County, WI

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Gray Comma 1

Gray Comma

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

First butterfly for the year. Sunny with temperature of 74 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 1

Curtis Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Spring Azure
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral

Allan R. Loudell

Lums Pond State Park
New Castle County, DE

One-and-a-half-hour walk, late afternoon.
Above 70 degrees, but a little breezy.
My first Falcate Orangetip of the year. Surprised not to see any Cabbage Whites, but did see one earlier in the day along Route 273 by the Route One overpass, Bear, Delaware.
The Eastern Comma was quite worn, presuming an individual which overwintered.

  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Marcus Gray

Delaware Water Gap to Stroudsburg.
Monroe County, PA

I-80 corridor.

  • Cabbage White 10

Melanie Weiss

Long Key Nature Center, Ft. Lauderdale area
Broward County, FL

The temperature was in the high 70s. Visiting from the Pacific NW, I was in awe at the large number of Palamedes Swallowtails that seemed to be everywhere in this park today. Unfortunately they never paused long enough for a photo.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 25
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Atala 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 18
  • White Peacock 8
  • Malachite 2
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 22
  • Monarch 13
  • Queen 11
  • Dorantes Longtail 2

Julia Heliconian

Dainty Sulphur

John Lampkin

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

With Jane Lampkin, during a Manatee Audubon bird outing.
Upper 70’s, gorgeous weather.
Thistle ruled the day during this super-dry period.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Little Metalmark 20
  • Phaon Crescent abundant
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • White Peacock 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Queen 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 8
  • Sachem 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 4
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 2

Dusted Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash, Whirlabout

Aaron's Skipper

Alan Wells

Kakiat County Park
Rockland County, NY

Clear, calm, sunny; about 70 F.

  • Spring Azure 4

Chris Blazo

Weber Rd. Power Line cut
Franklin County, PA

  • Cabbage White 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Michael Diederich

19 Chappaqua Mountain Road, Chappaqua, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Comma 1

Rick Cheicante

Nassawango River corridor
Worcester County, MD

Perfect weather day - 100% sunshine, about 70F.
Various stops in and around Millville.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 24
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Henry's Elfin 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8

Mike Reese

Morgan Lake Rd., Tie Mill Rd., and FR 2158
Florence County, WI

My first butteflies of the year! I thought the Green Comma was a roadkill but when I picked it up its legs were kicking! I put it down at the side of the road and it walked and opened it’s wings. Also 2 unidentified commas.

  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Green Comma 1
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 4
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

It was 73 degrees, wind gust 11.5 mph, hazy, walked from 12:30 to 2:30. The red admirals must have just come out because would turn a corner and there would be maybe 10 all together.

  • Cabbage White 53
  • Spring Azure 13
  • Eastern Comma 8
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 64

Cabbage White

Eastern Comma

Cabbage White

Red Admiral

Spring Azure

Marcus Gray

Ramseyburg Road to Delaware Water Gap
Warren County, NJ

US 46 & I-80 corridor.

  • Cabbage White 7

Michael Diederich

Pine Cliff Preserve, Pine Cliff Road, Chappaqua, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Michael Diederich

Edith Macy Girl Scouts Center, Old Chappaqua Mountain Road, Chappaqua New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Andy Birkey

Coldwater Spring, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Hennepin County, MN

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Eastern Comma

Compton Tortoiseshell

Michael Diederich

Pine Cliff Road, Chappaqua, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Andrew Block

211 McLean Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Rick Cheicante

Pinelands Nature Preserve
Ocean County, NJ

Perfect sunny day (70F with light breeze) with stops along Rt. 72 and 539.
Spring Azure includes lucia and marginata. Lucille’s rocked an amazing grilled pastrami with swiss on rye.
Possible Hessel’s sighting: trickled down out of cedars and flew off fast for binos or camera. Not 100% sure with moth activity running high.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 8
  • Hoary Elfin 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 12

Spring Azure

Hoary Elfin

Spring Azure

Kathy Malone

Cheeks Bend Road at Cheeks Bend Bluff Overlook Trail
Maury County, TN

Sunny to thin overcast, 78 degrees, windy

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 13
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Question Mark 6
  • Goatweed Leafwing 3
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 2

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Chris Blazo

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

  • Zebra Swallowtail 11
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 29
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 16

Falcate Orangetip

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Chris Blazo

Rte. 456 Shale Barren
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5

White M Hairstreak

Orange Sulphur

Meadow Fritillary

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

78, sunny, calm winds

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and 74 degrees with the white cabbage butterfly flying around

  • Cabbage White 1

Denis C. Quinn

Fishing Creek Rd., Between Furniss Rd & Susquehannock Dr.
Lancaster County, PA

Cabbage Whites abundant along creek and nearby roads, Red Admiral was almost to Susquehannock Dr.

  • Cabbage White 18
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Red Admiral 1

William D. Flack

Fiskdale.
Worcester County, MA

Mourning Cloak and an Eastern Comma. Butterflies everywhere😁😋

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Denis C. Quinn

Nottingham County Park, Nottingham PA 19362
Chester County, PA

Today’s quest was for Falcate Orangetip, Spring Azure and Juvenal’s Duskywing. Only Juvenal’s cooperated with probably a week too early, by my records, for the other two species.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Stephen E. Moore

Crane Swamp Trail
Worcester County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Curtis Lehman

Youghiogheny River Trail
Fayette County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • West Virginia White 7
  • Cabbage White 28
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile West of US route 1 on MD/PA border 19362
Chester County, PA

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1

Jim Wilkinson

Trinity Cemetery
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Andrew Block

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

  • Cabbage White 1

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Andrew Block

corner of Jackson Ave. and Sprain Brook Parkway, Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Bill Benner

Suwannee River State Park
Suwannee County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 34
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 16
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

Marcus Gray

Middle Valley
Morris County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Barb Manning

Windsor Heights
Polk County, IA

  • Cabbage White 1

Beth Striebel

Washington township
Montgomery County, OH

I saw 2 Red Admirals!

  • Red Admiral 2

Bill Benner

Osceola National Forest
Columbia County, FL

Half hour 5-5:30 pm along one quarter-mile roadside full of yellow blooming thistles.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 30+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 11

Chris Blazo

Bricker Rd. Field SGL 235
Franklin County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 40
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1

Black Swallowtail

Andrew Block

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

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1

Emily Craven

Saint Petersburg, Meadowlawn neighborhood
Pinellas County, FL

Northern Cloudywing and gulf fritillary.

  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile West of US route 1 on MD/PA border 19362
Chester County, PA

Just after tilling the garden the Swallowtail dipped in for a taste of our soil and just as quickly flew off northward.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 4

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Denis C. Quinn

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

On my first walk of a half hour I saw only a single Cabbage White. After I moved and parked near a play area I saw 2 Falcate Orangetips and the Spicebush in an open mature Pitch Pine setting.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Falcate Orangetip 2

William D. Flack

Fiskdale.
Worcester County, MA

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Beth Polvino

Lizard Trail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Hoping to see Falcate Orangetip but missed seeing any.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Pearl Crescent

Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Lady

Edward Perry IV

Turkey Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Palm Bay, FL 28.0173629,-80.6046849
Brevard County, FL

Butterflies seen on hammock loop trail.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Question Mark 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1

Three-spotted Skipper

Venice Kelly

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

  • Hoary Comma 1

Hoary Comma

Rich Kelly

Muttontown Preserve
Nassau County, NY

Azures; 1 lucia, 1 marginata, 1 violacea, 4 didn’t land.
1 Polygonia sp.; - Question Mark/E. Comma - didn’t land.
1 EUROPEAN PEACOCK, Aglais io. Seen well, close, and for an extended period of time. The camera was an hour away by foot. But individual mint fresh. An obvious escape from a butterfly house (of which there are several in the general area). Maybe a holdover from 2016.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Bill Benner

Gold Head Branch State Park
Clay County, FL

Very dry; very few butterflies,

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1

Bill Benner

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
Alachua County, FL

A little wetter here, but flowers still sparse. Most butterflies nectaring on thistles.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 16
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

John J. Collins

Raritan Greenway, Raritan Borough
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Marcus Gray

Zuck Arboretum, Drew University
Morris County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 2

Michael Diederich

19 Chappaqua Mountain Road, Chappaqua, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1

Jim Wilkinson

Lake Elkhorn area
Howard County, MD

also one unidentified dark swallowtail

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Question Mark 1

Question Mark

Dennis Holmes

Ord Mts West of Apple Valley
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Bramble Hairstreak 4
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Sonoran Blue 10
  • Square-spotted Blue 7
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 30
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 3
  • Edith's Checkerspot 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juba Skipper 2

Edith's Checkerspot

Sleepy Duskywing

Dennis Holmes

Colton, CA
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Square-spotted Blue 3
  • Mormon Metalmark 20
  • Painted Lady 3

Mormon Metalmark

Mormon Metalmark

Square-spotted Blue

Tom Palmer

Ocala National Forest
Marion County, FL

Worked from 1 to 5 p.m. mostly along Forest Road 11. Bidens and some thistle.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Barred Yellow 7
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 16
  • Confused Cloudywing 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Sachem 1

Sleepy Duskywing

Zebra Swallowtail

Southern Dogface

Robert Bell

Embury Road
Washtenaw County, MI

Along road and on trails.
Sunny with temperatures in mid 50’s.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Gray Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 7

Bill Benner

Ocala National Forest
Marion County, FL

Hopkins Prairie (very dry) and unpaved roads and edges south of Salt Springs.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 66
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Southern Cloudywing 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 46
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Delaware Skipper 7

Marcie Daniels

Ravenel
Charleston County, SC

Nature walk at county park….sunny, warm and 78 degrees

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1

Question Mark

American Lady

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Area was very dry. Nectar sources were purple thistle, Nuttall’s thistle, daisy fleabane, and sweet clover. Like an oasis in a desert, some purple thistles had as many as six species of butterflies on a single bloom! Weather was warm, sunny and dry. Only surveyed the road shoulders as turkey hunting was still in season until 1 pm this day. Most nectar sources were in ditch along road shoulders.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 90
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 8
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Little Metalmark 21
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 9
  • Pearl Crescent 25
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • White Peacock 5
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Queen 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 15
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 25
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 48
  • Whirlabout 173
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Arogos Skipper 16
  • Delaware Skipper 37
  • Aaron's Skipper 4
  • Palmetto Skipper 44
  • Dun Skipper 6
  • Monk Skipper 6
  • Dusted Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 106

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Skipper nectar party

Palamedes Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Whirlabout, Aaron's Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Northern Cloudywing

Monk Skipper, Twin-spot Skipper

Whirlabout

Monk Skipper, Dotted Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Little Metalmark

Skipper nectar party

Bill Benner

Lake Delancy Rec. Area, Ocala NF
Marion County, FL

Many cloudywings to sort through! some not identified. More butterflies than expected for dry habitat.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 21
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 18
  • Northern Cloudywing 17
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Dennis Holmes

Victorville
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 3
  • San Emigdio Blue abundant
  • Alkali Skipper 20
  • Sandhill Skipper 3

San Emigdio Blue

San Emigdio Blue

San Emigdio Blue

Alkali Skipper

William D. Flack

Fiskdale
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Spring Azure

Renee Davis

Liberty
Sullivan County, NY

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Matthew Ceplo

Rockland Country Club
Rockland County, NY

The start of another great year.

  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Stephen E. Moore

Westborough Wildlife Management Area
Worcester County, MA

Spring Azure form Lucia
55 degrees sunny

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Chris Blazo

Weber Rd. Power Line Cut
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 3

Gray Hairstreak

Question Mark

Eastern Comma

Gray Hairstreak

American Lady

William D. Flack

Fiskdale
Worcester County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Mourning Cloak

John Lampkin

Triple Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jean Evoy; 9:30-11:30
70’s
Prolonged drought conditions are taking a toll.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Jeffrey Glassberg

Convent Station
Morris County, NJ

This is the first Eastern Pine Elfin I’ve ever seen in this suburban neighborhood. It flew by me, going north and never stopping.

  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1

Jim Wilkinson

Trinity Cemetery
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Gray Hairstreak

Spring Azure

Jerry McCormick

Dripping Springs Recreation Area, Deming
Luna County, NM

  • Juniper Hairstreak common
  • California Sister f

Juniper Hairstreak

California Sister

California Sister

John J. Collins

Branch Brook Park
Essex County, NJ

  • Eastern Comma 1

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE
Douglas County, NE

It was a wonderful day, sunny, no wind, around 70 degrees, humidity of 56$. Saw my first Henry’s Elfin in the parking lot garden on a Redbud tree.

  • Checkered White 21
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Monarch 3

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Brett Badeaux

Aguanga near the Dripping Springs Campground
Riverside County, CA

Partly cloudy with intervals of cloud cover, occasionally gusty, mid 60s.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Becker's White 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Sara Orangetip abundant
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Mormon Metalmark abundant
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 9
  • Variable Checkerspot 20+
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • California Sister 7
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 3

California Sister

Becker's White

Gabb's Checkerspot

Mormon Metalmark

Common Buckeye

Spring Azure

Steven Glynn

Manumuskin Preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

Mostly sunny, 66 degrees.

Pine Elfins and Orangetips were plentiful. Orangetips consisted of 29 males and 5 females.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 34
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 17
  • Juniper Hairstreak 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • American Lady 5
  • Sleepy Duskywing 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6

Sleepy Duskywing

Falcate Orangetip

Juniper Hairstreak

Eastern Pine Elfin

Falcate Orangetip

Bill Benner

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Ditto to everything Edward Perry IV says below. The thistles along the entrance road past the check-in station, and then along the roadside after turning left at the loop road T, had the most skippers and almost all of the Arogos.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 23
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 22
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 3
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Queen 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 8
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 9
  • Fiery Skipper 24
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 17
  • Whirlabout 128
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Arogos Skipper 10
  • Delaware Skipper 9
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 17
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 82
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Aaron's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Marcie Daniels

Backyard, Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

hot and sunny 80 degrees

  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Gulf Fritillary

Robert Bell

Shawnee State Forest
Scioto County, OH

Duskywings very abundant. Probably over 1000 in 3 hours. Guessing 1/4 of them could be Sleepies. The rest Juvenal’s.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 21
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 29
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Falcate Orangetip 23
  • Henry's Elfin 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 6
  • Sleepy Duskywing abundant
  • Juvenal's Duskywing superabundant

Henry's Elfin

Gemmed Satyr

American Snout

Robert Bell

Lynx Prairie preserve
Adams County, OH

from parking lot only.
Monarch was very faded.

  • Juniper Hairstreak 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1

Juniper Hairstreak

Rick Cheicante

Green Ridge State Forest
Allegany County, MD

Spring Azures included candidates for the form marginata of C. lucia.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Olympia Marble 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure common
  • Silvery Blue 18
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 7
  • Dreamy Duskywing 12
  • Sleepy Duskywing 30
  • Juvenal's Duskywing abundant
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3

Juvenal's Duskywing, Dreamy Duskywing

Eastern Pine Elfin

Sleepy Duskywing

Meadow Fritillary

Brett Badeaux

Near Kwaaymii Point and Garnet Peak
San Diego County, CA

Full sun but only 55 to 59F, cool but light wind. Despite the low temps, multiple hilltops had a lot of good butterfly activity! Didn’t ID many of the duskywings as I was rather pressed for time.

  • Anise Swallowtail 6
  • Indra Swallowtail 8
  • Pale Swallowtail 6
  • Spring White 3+
  • Checkered White 1+
  • Pearly Marble 3+
  • Sara Orangetip 20+
  • Gray Marble 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 8
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 15+
  • Mormon Metalmark 1
  • Leanira Checkerspot 12+
  • California Tortoiseshell 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • West Coast Lady 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3+
  • Propertius Duskywing 5+
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 4+
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Northern White-Skipper 1

Indra Swallowtail

Pearly Marble

Pacuvius Duskywing

California Tortoiseshell

Leanira Checkerspot

Northern Cloudywing

Robert Bell

Chaparal Prairie preserve
Adams County, OH

9:30 to 10:30AM

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 10
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Robert Bell

Shawnee State Forest
Adams County, OH

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Zebra Swallowtail 40
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 100+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 15
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Falcate Orangetip 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Henry's Elfin 14
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing abundant
  • Juvenal's Duskywing superabundant

Jeanette Klodzen

Dog Lake Trail (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Was sunny earlier in the day, but cloudy and only 43 degrees when I saw these flying.

Around 7300 ft on the south facing slope - clear of snow. When the trail turned north, it was still snow covered.

  • Painted Lady 2

Curtis Lehman

Youghiogheny River Trail
Fayette County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • West Virginia White 100+
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

West Virginia White

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

61F
The Painted Ladies were apparently hatches rather than migrants.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 10
  • Painted Lady 2

William D. Flack

Fiskdale
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 5

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Chris Blazo

Williamson Redbud & Cedar Forest
Franklin County, PA

A large forested area amongst farmlands mainly consisting of Redbud and Cedar trees. Also contains oak and very little maple. Mostly sunny @ 67 degrees.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 29
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Henry's Elfin 8
  • Juniper Hairstreak 15
  • White M Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

White M Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Henry's Elfin

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Andrew Block

Stratford Point Audubon Center, Stratford,
Fairfield County, CT

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1

Marcus Gray

Killens Pond State Park
Kent County, DE

Pondside Trail.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 17

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Mark and Holly Salvato

South Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, Vero Beach
Indian River County, FL

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Oak Hairstreak 2
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Oak Hairstreak

Cassius Blue

Fulvous Hairstreak

John Heyse

Fernandez Ranch, Muir Land Trust
Contra Costa County, CA

56F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Large Marble 2
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Ringlet 4

Large Marble

Venice Kelly

sherwood creek drainage at caribou open space
Boulder County, CO

elevation 8,632’ full sun breezy 65F. we were there from
11AM to 12:45

  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Green Comma 1
  • Hoary Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 7
  • Painted Lady 2

Variegated Fritillary

Sheridan's Hairstreak

Ken Wilson

Wrightwood
San Bernardino County, CA

Sunny, 72 degrees, windy. I stopped to search lupine found along roadside.

  • Arrowhead Blue 2

Arrowhead Blue

Milton Collins

Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Michael Diederich

Pine Cliff Preserve, Pine Cliff Road, Chappaqua, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Juniper Hairstreak

Allen Belden

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

Orange clearly seen on sulphurs in flight.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 9
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • American Snout 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Eastern Comma 16
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Orange Sulphur

Juvenal's Duskywing

Andy Birkey

Coldwater Spring, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Hennepin County, MN

A bit of sunshine between storms. 67 degrees today. The admirals and ladies were visiting ground ivy which has just started to bloom.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 10+

Cabbage White

American Lady

Red Admiral

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Pioneer Trail
Morgan County, UT

Elevation: ~6400ft
Sunny almost 50 degrees (around 1pm)

Only made it about 1/4 - 1/2 mile due to a higher than usual Spring run-off. (All the rocks and logs I usually hop across were under water.)

  • Painted Lady 4

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

60F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 12
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Monarch 2

William D. Flack

Fiskdale
Worcester County, MA

lot’s of sun, Sugar Moisture and sap from Maple Trees. Butterfly heaven!

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 9

Marcus Gray

North Bank Trail (Texas Beach), James River Park System
Richmond city, VA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

9:45 - 4:15; weather- 74 - 84 degrees, winds 10 - 17, partly cloudy all day. SFarnsworth, LRhodes, DRhodes, NPrine, LCooper. Thistles main nectar source but fading fast. Many roadside Daisy Fleabanes also blooming. Small patch pickerelweed in dry swale.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 9
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 40
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Little Metalmark 15
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 10
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 5
  • Northern Cloudywing 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 9
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 13
  • Whirlabout 160
  • Southern Broken-Dash 14
  • Arogos Skipper 21
  • Delaware Skipper 22
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 24
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 14
  • Twin-spot Skipper 85

Dusted Skipper, Twin-spot Skipper

skipper nectar party

Dotted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Monk Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper, Delaware Skipper

Arogos Skipper, Swarthy Skipper

Ken Wilson

Bob's Gap
Los Angeles County, CA

Sunny, 76 degrees, light breeze. Temps didn’t reach mid 60s until noon. Several no ID Duskywings. One no ID sulphur.

  • Pearly Marble 1
  • Sara Orangetip common
  • Bramble Hairstreak 2
  • Dotted Blue 7
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Mormon Metalmark 5
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 3
  • Painted Lady 3

Dotted Blue

Acmon Blue

Sagebrush Checkerspot

Jim Egbert

Plantation Is. Gulf Shores,and Bay Rd. Magnolia Springs
Baldwin County, AL

Mostly Sunny
Wind. Southerly
Winds. 10 - 15
Temps low 60s - mid 70s

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3

Cabbage White

Whirlabout

Curtis Lehman

Cedar Creek County Park
Westmoreland County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Christina Hargis

Austin
Travis County, TX

  • Question Mark 3

Question Mark

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

3-6 PM. Still very dry. Bidens, lantana, fogfruit and sleepy morning were nectar sources.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 12
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 12
  • White Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 14

American Lady

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Ceraunus Blue

Cassius Blue

William D. Flack

Fiskdale.
Worcester County, MA

Two more Mourning Cloaks, Happy Easter

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Allan R. Loudell

White Clay Creek Preserve
Chester County, PA

Easter Sunday afternoon: 1-hour walk, 3:30—4:30 p.m.
Partial sunshine alternating with cloud cover, 85 degrees.
My first Swallowtails & Fritillaries of the year.

Possible Falcate Orangetip flying low, but it never landed. Unlike at nearby Lums Pond State Park, DE and Nottingham County Park, PA, I’ve never seen a Falcate Orangetip here in 20+ years

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

Julie Appleget

Chassahowitzka WMA
Hernando County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 19
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Appalachian Brown 6
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 17
  • Little Wood-Satyr 11
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

American Lady

Jeanette Klodzen

Grandeur Peak - Millcreek Canyon
Salt Lake County, UT

Only made it to first saddle (7500ft)

Saw Commas too but could not ID.

  • Anise Swallowtail 5
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • Painted Lady

Chris Blazo

Woodcove Rd. near the village of Lemasters
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Monarch 1

Mike Reese

Trillium Trail, Woodland Dunes, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County, WI

My first butterflies of the year in Manitowoc County. I saw all four species nectaring on a single willow.

  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 6
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2

Red Admiral

Painted Lady, Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Eastern Comma

American Lady

American Lady

Jill Gorman

Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge
Jones County, GA

Dozens of butterflies were puddling in a rocky section along Little Falling Creek and a Pipevine Swallowtail was busy laying eggs on Virginia Snakeroot.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 10
  • Zebra Swallowtail 12
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hoary Edge 20
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 1

Pipevine Swallowtail

Hoary Edge

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Comma

Common Buckeye

Silvery Checkerspot

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Marcus Gray

Gray residence.
Chesterfield County, VA

Butterflies seen in the yard during the egg hunt.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Ronald Hedden

White River Lake
Crosby County, TX

Overcast and windy; not so great for counting butterflies.

  • Checkered White common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Lyside Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 6
  • American Snout common
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Gorgone Checkerspot common
  • Vesta Crescent 5
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Goatweed Leafwing 2
  • Red Satyr 5
  • Outis Skipper 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Orange Skipperling 3
  • Sachem 4
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 8
  • Dotted Roadside-Skipper 2

Question Mark

Bordered Patch

Common Buckeye

Red Satyr

Common Sootywing

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Cabbage White 2

Chris Blazo

Red Rock Rd. along Licking Creek
Franklin County, PA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 11
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Falcate Orangetip 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 16
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Matt Orsie

Catawba Creek
Botetourt County, VA

Partly to Mostly Cloudy. 80 degrees

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 40
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Dreamy Duskywing 4
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 14
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 3

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Gemmed Satyr

Juniper Hairstreak

Andy Birkey

Fort Snelling State Park
Hennepin County, MN

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 30+
  • Red Admiral 15

American Lady

Eastern Comma

Barb Manning

Windsor Heights
Polk County, IA

  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge, New York
Westchester County, NY

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 15
  • American Lady 2

Ken Wilson

Mount Laguna
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 70 degrees, the wind went from mild to windy as it got later in the day. Had several no ID duskywings.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Indra Swallowtail 3
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Pearly Marble 3
  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • Bramble Hairstreak 2
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Boisduval's Blue 7
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Juba Skipper 1

Spring Azure

Boisduval's Blue

Sleepy Duskywing

Venice Kelly

CR 103- dirt road 4 miles north of nederland
Boulder County, CO

it was mostly sunny, about 58F and breezy. most of this road is southern exposure. spring beauties and candy tufts are blooming. i was surprised to see a Two-banded Checkered-Skipper this early. they usually begin to fly mid to late May. also the Olympia marble is a first time sighting at this location. we have been monitoring this location for 8 years.
lots of Painted Ladies right now.

  • Spring White 1
  • Olympia Marble 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 13
  • Hoary Comma 5
  • Painted Lady 43
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 1

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve
Suffolk County, NY

  • Cabbage White common
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 6
  • American Lady 1

Gray Hairstreak

Andrew Block

Dennings Ave., Beacon,
Dutchess County, NY

Seen in the open field at end of the road south of the parking lot for the walking trail.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Lady 2

Ken Wilson

Roberts Ranch, Descanso
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 70 degrees, light breeze. This site is still weeks away. Buckwheat is not in bloom yet.

  • Melissa Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 1

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Melissa Blue

Jim Springer

Near Covington
Alleghany County, VA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Silvery Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • American Lady 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 10
  • Sleepy Duskywing 40
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 250
  • Grizzled Skipper 3

Grizzled Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

William D. Beck

General Hitchcock Campground, St Catalina Mtns
Pima County, AZ

Still water along the canyon bottoms…..beautiful

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Southern Dogface
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Spring Azure
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Pacuvius Duskywing

Red-spotted Purple

Pacuvius Duskywing

Pacuvius Duskywing

Mournful Duskywing

Mike Reese

Mariner's Trail, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County, WI

I didn’t expect to see a butterfly at 7:15pm with a temperature of 39 degrees but…

  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Curtis Lehman

Indian Creek Valley Trail
Fayette County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 26
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • West Virginia White 100+
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6

West Virginia White

William D. Flack

Fiskdale.
Worcester County, MA

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

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Chris Edwards

Shimek State Forest-Croton Unit
Lee County, IA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Gray Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 15
  • Monarch 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5

Chris Blazo

Bricker Rd. Field SGL #76
Franklin County, PA

Four of the nine Eastern Tiger’s were Appalachian ssp. Rainy to start then beautiful. Sunny, blue skies near 70 degrees and a light breeze.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 42
  • Clouded Sulphur 15
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 12

Spicebush Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Chris Edwards

Shimek State Forest-Farmington Unit
Van Buren County, IA

Goatweed Leafwing is very rare in the state. Eighteen species for the day is unusual for this early in the season.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Gray Comma 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 10
  • Goatweed Leafwing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6

Stephen E. Moore

Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1

Stephen E. Moore

Delaney Wetlands in Stow
Middlesex County, MA

1 Azure was form marginata

  • Spring Azure 4

John J. Collins

Sandy Hook, tip area
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Comma 3

Warren A. Jacobs

Marlborough Twp
Montgomery County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing

Spring Azure

John Lampkin

Fort DeSoto Park
Pinellas County, FL

With Robert Epstein, Sandy Shaull and David Miller;
5 hours, 72-84, sun and clouds.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 9
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 5
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 8
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 16

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

White M Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile West of US route 1 on MD/PA border 19362
Chester County, PA

Surprise! Two Swallowtails seen on newly blooming Lilac Bush and 4 more on totally opened Appalachian Plum tree, after skies cleared late afternoon.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Melanie Link Taylor

Residential Butterfly Garden
San Bernardino County, CA

So glad to have a pot of pansies for our new Western Tiger Swallowtail butterflies. We have all the necessary trees for a Swallowtail maternity ward!

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Jim Wilkinson

Welty Road
Frederick County, MD

large grove of Red Cedar along roadside

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Red Admiral

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Survey with Della Wells. Clear skies, light breeze, temperatures 55-74 F.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Spring Azure 40
  • American Lady 3

Curtis Lehman

near Dunbar, PA
Fayette County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • West Virginia White 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5

William D. Flack

Fiskdale
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Mourning Cloak

Marcus Gray

Hudson Farm
Sussex County, NJ

Butterflies seen passively during the NJ Chapter of The Wildlife Society field tour.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Jim Springer

Green Ridge State Forest
Allegany County, MD

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Olympia Marble 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 25
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 8
  • Sleepy Duskywing 7
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 60
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 13

Olympia Marble

Zebra Swallowtail

Juniper Hairstreak

Cobweb Skipper

Pipevine Swallowtail

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

65F
Sara Orangetip is rare in my yard; this is my third.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 17
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sara Orangetip 1

Barb Manning

Des Moines
Polk County, IA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Chris Edwards

Fox River Wildlife Area
Van Buren County, IA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 10

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1

Curtis Lehman

Friendship Hill National Historic Site
Fayette County, PA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7

Eastern Pine Elfin

Zebra Swallowtail

William D. Beck

Interstate 10 and 3307 Road Exit
Sutton County, TX

Wildflowers near this location have to be at peak!

  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Oak Hairstreak
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Red Admiral
  • Red Satyr
  • Monarch

Juniper Hairstreak

Red Satyr

Oak Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Stephen E. Moore

Wilmington airport grounds
New Hanover County, NC

  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Jim Wilkinson

Trinity Cemetery, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2

Gray Hairstreak

John Heyse

Franklin Canyon Rd.
Contra Costa County, CA

66F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1

Brett Badeaux

San Mateo Canyon Wilderness
Riverside County, CA

Mostly sunny, low 60s, breezy in afternoon. A few common species seen here last year were noticeably absent or few in number. Gabb’s Checkerspot seems to be having a great year.

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 9
  • Sara Orangetip common
  • California Dogface 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 40
  • Silvery Blue 4
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Mormon Metalmark common
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 32
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • California Sister 9
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 3
  • Mournful Duskywing common
  • Funereal Duskywing common

Common Buckeye

Sara Orangetip

Gabb's Checkerspot

Gabb's Checkerspot

William D. Flack

Fiskdale
Worcester County, MA

A little cooler today. Two Spring Azures!

  • Spring Azure 2

Melanie Link Taylor

Melanie Link Taylor Teaching Garden
San Bernardino County, CA

It is unusual for our zone (7b) to have a daffodil for a Western Tiger Swallowtail to enjoy.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Partly sunny around noon with temp in upper 60s. Three Cabbage Whites constantly flew around, not landing anywhere to have a picture taken.

  • Cabbage White 3

Melanie Link Taylor

Melanie Link Taylor Teaching Garden
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

Fort Macon State Park
Carteret County, NC

  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 12

Dusted Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

Croatan National Forest, near Havelock
Craven County, NC

Butterflies observed along eastern Catfish Lake Road

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 25
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Southern Pearly-eye

Palamedes Swallowtail

Clouded Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Stephen E. Moore

Fort Macon
Carteret County, NC

Crystal Skipper form

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Dusted Skipper 28

Stephen E. Moore

Holly Shelter Game Land
Pender County, NC

With Jeff Pippen, Jim Brock, Wendy Miller, Elise Barry, Garry Kessler, Annie Reid and Barbara Volkle

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 60+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Frosted Elfin 3
  • Little Metalmark 11
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 35+
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Dusted Skipper 6
  • Reversed Roadside-Skipper 2

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

65F
I counted 20 Pipevine Swallowtails in one hour. There might have been 100 over the day. I call them blue swallowtails, an alternate name. I have no pipevine in my yard, but there must be some nearby.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 20+
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Brett Badeaux

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, breezy in afternoon.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Becker's White 8
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sara Orangetip common
  • Sleepy Orange 10
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Leda Ministreak 6
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Marine Blue 15+
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Acmon Blue 7
  • Mormon Metalmark 1
  • California Patch 20+
  • Tiny Checkerspot 6
  • Variable Checkerspot 7
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • Queen 4
  • Funereal Duskywing 12
  • White Checkered-Skipper 20+
  • Northern White-Skipper 20+
  • Mojave Sootywing 1
  • Orange Skipperling 2
  • Juba Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Becker's White

Orange Skipperling

Juba Skipper

Curtis Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Spring Azure
  • Red Admiral
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

Stecoah Gap, near Robbinsville
Graham County, NC

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • West Virginia White 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Dusky Azure 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dusky Azure

Dusky Azure

West Virginia White

William D. Flack

Fiskdale
Worcester County, MA

  • Spring Azure 3

Matthew Dilley

Near Manheim Township High School
Lancaster County, PA

Was not able to take a photo.

  • Monarch 1

Marcus Gray

Clinton Wildlife Management Area.
Hunterdon County, NJ

Dog Training Area.

  • Cabbage White 47
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 19
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Gray Hairstreak

John Heyse

carquinez shoreline, crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

62 F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 14
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Ringlet 12

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Andrew Block

72 Pondfield Rd. West, Bronxville,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Clear skies, very warm

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1

American Snout

Palamedes Swallowtail

Question Mark

Denis C. Quinn

Havre de Grace- 21078
Harford County, MD

An early first for me, even here in northern Maryland.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 1

Edward Perry IV

Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area
Brevard County, FL

Warm and sunny. Surveyed butterflies from 9:40 to 2:40 along road shoulders after park entrance, Powerline Road, and Fish Hole Road. Nectar sources included purple and Nuttall’s thistle, sweet clover, Coreopsis, pickerel weed, lyre leaf sage, southern guara, and plenty of daisy fleabane.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 77
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 45
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 13
  • Northern Cloudywing 21
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 7
  • Swarthy Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 103
  • Southern Broken-Dash 19
  • Sachem 2
  • Delaware Skipper 10
  • Byssus Skipper 10
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 8
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 98

Delaware Skipper

Little Metalmark

Little Yellow

Byssus Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Whirlabout nectar party

Palamedes Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Eufala Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Monk Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Byssus Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE
Douglas County, NE

It was 57 degrees and windy. Partly cloudy. We were surprised at how many butterflies we did see

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 15
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 1

William D. Beck

County Park South Side of Zoo Miami; also Navy Wells Pineland Preserve
Miami-Dade County, FL

Now this is what I’m talking about!
:)

  • Palamedes Swallowtail
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Atala
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Fulvous Hairstreak
  • Cassius Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Meske's Skipper
  • Baracoa Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Baracoa Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Fulvous Hairstreak

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Atala

Jill Gorman

Berkeley Lake
Gwinnett County, GA

A female monarch laid at least 60 eggs in my home garden on Asclepias incarnata, A. tuberosa, A. perennis, and A. purpurascens.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Ken Wilson

Garden Canyon, Fort Huachuca
Cochise County, AZ

The temp topped 92 degrees and it was windy. Despite running water in the stream, it was quite dry. Nectar source was scarce. Some butterflies marked Acmon Blue were seen above 6000 ft might be Lupine Blue.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Sara Orangetip 10+
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Thicket Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Marine Blue 10+
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Zela Metalmark 4
  • Theona Checkerspot 7
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Tiny Checkerspot 4
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Tropical Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 4
  • California Sister 3
  • Nabokov's Satyr 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 6
  • Orange Skipperling 4

Nabokov's Satyr

Juniper Hairstreak

Red-spotted Admiral

Mark and Holly Salvato

Sandy Mush Game Land
Buncombe County, NC

With Rick and Teri Cheicante

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • West Virginia White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 25
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Mottled Duskywing 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Mottled Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Red-banded Hairstreak

Mottled Duskywing

Silvery Blue

Spring Azure

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Brett Badeaux

Palomar Mountain State Park
San Diego County, CA

Full sun, mid 60s to 70s, windy at first then calm. This area appeared extremely delayed… the Bramble Hairstreak was fresh and buckwheat is barely regrowing. Very little nectar sources; small patches of yellow cress near water was main nectar

  • Anise Swallowtail 3
  • Pale Swallowtail 9
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip common
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Western Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Boisduval's Blue 20+
  • Acmon Blue 9
  • California Patch 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • California Tortoiseshell 6
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 10
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Propertius Duskywing 3
  • Mournful Duskywing 4
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Northern White-Skipper 1
  • Juba Skipper 4

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper

Boisduval's Blue

White Checkered-Skipper

California Tortoiseshell

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Very dry. Nectar sources that were around last week are quickly disappearing. Purple thistle is almost spent, though some plants are managing a few new buds, which are oases in a parched land! Other nectar sources were a very few Nuttall’s thistle, daisy fleabane, southern guara, and sweet clover. There is some Coreopsis but very few butterflies are using it. Clear, sunny, then breezy. Surveyed from 9:40 am to 1:40. EPerry and RWarner.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 31
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 5
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 12
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 14
  • Whirlabout 65
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Arogos Skipper 21
  • Delaware Skipper 20
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 8
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 14
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 33

Dusted Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Monk Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Great Southern White

Whirlabout

Great Southern White

Skipper nectar party

Palmetto Skipper

John Heyse

Mt. Diablo peak and Mitchell Canyon
Contra Costa County, CA

57F, 74F with D. Rawlinson, J. Hibbard, and N. Asquith

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 6
  • Pale Swallowtail 7
  • Mustard White 13
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Sara Orangetip 15
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 6
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Edith's Checkerspot 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 4
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 5
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet 17
  • Propertius Duskywing 2

California Sister

Bramble Hairstreak

Acmon Blue

Painted Lady

Common Ringlet

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Couldn’t stand to stay at home with such a beautiful day, low 70’s, slight breeze. The yarrow and ninebark are just beginning to flower, should be at max in another week or so, I think.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 14
  • Mustard White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 16
  • Bramble Hairstreak 2
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Acmon Blue 0
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • Variable Checkerspot 52
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 8
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 114
  • Propertius Duskywing 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 3

Common Ringlet

Satyr Comma

Bramble Hairstreak

Northern Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot

Stephen E. Moore

Stecoah Gap
Graham County, NC

Mostly cloudy. We arrived just after a strong rainstorm. Nice male Dusky Azures.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • West Virginia White 14
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Dusky Azure 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Curtis Lehman

Armstrong Trail
Armstrong County, PA

This is the earliest that I have ever observed a Monarch.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 28
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 100+
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 12
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 10

Allen Belden

James River Park (south bank from Boulevard Bridge to 22nd St.)
Richmond city, VA

Sunny turning mostly cloudy, high in the mid 70s. I also saw two Silvery Checkerspot caterpillars on wingstem (Verbesina).

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Pearl Crescent 28
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Zabulon Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Sootywing

Silvery Checkerspot caterpillar

Common Checkered-Skipper

Stephen E. Moore

Asheville Arboretum
Buncombe County, NC

Cloudy 75 degrees

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8
  • Sachem 2

Barb Manning

Windsor Heights
Polk County, IA

First spotted of the season

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Edward Perry IV

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

EPerry and RWarner. Clear, Sunny, mild. Surveyed from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. A great day with 42 species! Lots of activity on pickerel weed blooms in the dried out ditch along Power Line Road, Fish Hole Road, and entrance road also surveyed. Nectar sources are pickerel week, daisy fleabane, purple thistle, Nuttall’s thistle, Coreopsis spp., sweet clover, and some black-eyed Susan.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 82
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 11
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 29
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 23
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Georgia Satyr 9
  • Queen 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 29
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 32
  • Whirlabout 74
  • Southern Broken-Dash 67
  • Sachem 4
  • Delaware Skipper 8
  • Byssus Skipper 16
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 5
  • Twin-spot Skipper 84
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ceraunus Blue

Ocola Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Oak Hairstreak

Berry's Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Delaware Skipper

Little Metalmark

Variegated Fritillary

White Peacock

Southern Broken-Dash

Whirlabout

Fiery Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Monk Skipper

Byssus Skipper, Whirlabout

Sachem

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Aaron's Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Little Dell Reservoir to Afflect Park (East Canyon)
Morgan County, UT

Sunny, mid-50s.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Painted Lady 1

Ken Wilson

Catalina Highway, various locations from 3000 ft to 7000 ft elevation
Pima County, AZ

Sunny, 90+ degrees at lower elevation. Extremely dry, only small amount of water at Molino Basin. Not much nectar source seen besides purple thistle. Two unidentified skippers.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Acacia Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 1
  • Deva Skipper 1
  • White-barred Skipper 1

Common Streaky-Skipper

White-barred Skipper

Deva Skipper

Reakirt's Blue

Stephen E. Moore

Sandy Mush Game Land
Buncombe County, NC

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • West Virginia White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 61
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Silvery Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 31
  • American Lady 3
  • Gemmed Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 42
  • Sleepy Duskywing 9
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 18
  • Mottled Duskywing 5
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Gorgeous day, 66 degrees wing 13.8 mph, sunny. Can’t believe how many red admirals I saw. I don’t think I could go more than 20 yards without seeing a couple more of them

  • Cabbage White 32
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 242+
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 1

Barb Manning

Windsor Heights
Polk County, IA

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

William D. Beck

Castellow Hammock Park Nature Center, also County Park South of Zoo Miami.
Miami-Dade County, FL

The huge Passion Flower Vine seems irresistible to Polydamas Swallowtails (Gold Rim swallowtails); the butterflies would not stop for a picture so I just fired away!

  • Polydamas Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Barred Yellow
  • Atala
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Fulvous Hairstreak
  • Cassius Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Monarch
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Meske's Skipper
  • Baracoa Skipper
  • Eufala Skipper

Polydamas Swallowtail

Polydamas Swallowtail

Polydamas Swallowtail

Polydamas Swallowtail

Polydamas Swallowtail

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

first Red Admiral and Painted Lady butterfly seen today at 2pm, 64 degrees and mostly sunny skies. Having chilly mornings and eves,

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Chris Blazo

Michaux State Forest on Piney Ridge Mountain
Franklin County, PA

The Spring Azures were mostly “Northern”.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 40
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 3
  • Sleepy Duskywing 12
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 150+
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Spring Azure

Brown Elfin

Chris Blazo

Mennohaven Nature Trail
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 19
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Mike Reese

various locations on Brockway Rd.
Jackson County, WI

  • Olympia Marble 6
  • Hoary Elfin 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile West of US route 1 on MD/PA border 19362
Chester County, PA

Temp 65° mostly sunny breezy and seeing a few new ones today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Meadow Fritillary

Ronald Hedden

Salt Creek Wilderness Area
Chaves County, NM

Very windy and dry. Species count was low, but Saltbrush Sootywings and Checkered Whites were each present in substantial numbers.

  • Checkered White common
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Saltbush Sootywing common

Saltbush Sootywing

Harry Zirlin

Lakehurst and Warren Grove
Ocean County, NJ

Two forms of Spring Azure, one worn, one fresh.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 12
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 3
  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Hoary Elfin 12+
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 20+
  • American Lady 20+
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Hoary Elfin

Andrew Block

200 Charleston Rd., Willingboro,
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White common
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 1

Curtis Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Sleepy Orange and Question Mark are both first of year for me.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg, Barbara Garriel

Jones Beach State Park
Nassau County, NY

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 15
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 13

Tom Palmer

FDOT Wildflower Areas SR 37
Polk County, FL

The dominant planted species are Coreopsis and Gailliardia, which don’t attract much, but there was lots of Bidens, Frogruit, Richardia and some Thistle and other species.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Michael Diederich

Edith Macy Girl Scouts Center, Old Chappaqua Road, Chappaqua, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 4
  • American Lady 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

10-2. Still, no rain in many, many weeks.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 14
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 6
  • Mangrove Skipper 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 14
  • White Checkered-Skipper 13
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Obscure Skipper 3

Horace's Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Sue Baxter

Vista CA in backyard
San Diego County, CA

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

William D. Beck

Dagny Johnson Key Largo State Park and Bahia Honda State Park
Monroe County, FL

Often with threatening rain, did not see many butterflies, but some nice ones none the less.

  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Florida Purplewing

Florida Purplewing

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Florida Purplewing

William D. Flack

Fiskdale
Worcester County, MA

  • Cabbage White 6

Mike Reese

Necedah NWR
Juneau County, WI

Dirt roads and both the Lupine Loop Trail and the Boghaunters Trail.

  • Olympia Marble 25
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Glenn Koppel

State Game Lands 95
Butler County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Eastern Comma 1

Meadow Fritillary

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE
Douglas County, NE

Gorgeous day, high around 67 and sunny.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 31
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2

Brett Badeaux

Bedford Peak Trail and nearby, Silverado
Orange County, CA

Partly cloudy morning, mostly cloudy noon followed by mostly sunny afternoon, mid 60s. Some of the Anise looked like they had Black Swallowtail characteristics. One very fat Checkerspot!

  • Anise Swallowtail 16
  • Pale Swallowtail 20+
  • Checkered White 6
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sara Orangetip common
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Bramble Hairstreak 4
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Marine Blue 12+
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Square-spotted Blue 1
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 30+
  • Mormon Metalmark common
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 150+
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady 30+
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Funereal Duskywing common
  • Umber Skipper 2

Anise Swallowtail

Variable Checkerspot chryalis

Variable Checkerspot

Painted Lady

Pale Swallowtail

William D. Beck

Key West, Fort Zachary Taylor State Park & Fran Ford White-crowned Pigeon Preserve
Monroe County, FL

Not many butterflies, but new ones!

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Barred Yellow
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Cassius Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Mangrove Skipper
  • Florida Duskywing
  • Monk Skipper

Monk Skipper

Lyside Sulphur

Florida Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Mangrove Skipper

Mangrove Skipper

William D. Flack

Fiskdale.
Worcester County, MA

So much variety!!!!!!

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • American Lady 1

Mourning Cloak

Edward Perry IV

By North Ranger Station entering into Sebastian Inlet State Park, Brevard County side.
Brevard County, FL

  • Atala 3
  • Monk Skipper 1

Atala

Stephen E. Moore

Holly Shelter Game Land
Pender County, NC

with Jim Brock, Barbara Volkle, Wendy Miller & Elise Barry - partly cloudy 78 degrees

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 100+
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Frosted Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Pearl Crescent 38
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 8
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Reversed Roadside-Skipper 3

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red Admiral 1

William D. Beck

Withlacoochee State Forest nr Brooksville
Hernando County, FL

Painfully dry conditions. Very little nectar, BUT if you could find a Sparkleberry bush with any flowers, bingo there were hairstreaks…..

  • Banded Hairstreak
  • Oak Hairstreak
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Horace's Duskywing

Red-banded Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Rebecca Barr

Front yard
Norfolk city, VA

Came home to find this Eastern Tailed-Blue laying eggs on the Clover in my front yard. Only found saw her lay two eggs, but I will attempt to raise them. The “grass” will be cut very soon and they would not have made it. I used a hand-held 100× magnifying glass to locate and then photograph the eggs. The last picture of the Clover flower is not magnified to show the egg at actual scale.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue egg

Eastern Tailed-Blue egg

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

William D. Beck

Withlacoochee State Forest nr Brooksville
Hernando County, FL

Had to go back and take another look at the Sparkleberry bushes. Glad I did, as seven species of hairstreaks today makes for a great day!

  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Banded Hairstreak
  • Striped Hairstreak
  • Oak Hairstreak
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Horace's Duskywing

Red-spotted Purple

Red-banded Hairstreak

Long-tailed Skipper

Striped Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

Brett Badeaux

Various areas close to Blue Jay and Falcon campgrounds, near Ortega Hwy
Orange County, CA

Partly cloudy, mid 60s.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 4
  • Sara Orangetip 20+
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • California Dogface 4
  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Western Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 20+
  • Acmon Blue 5
  • Mormon Metalmark 20+
  • Callippe Fritillary 2
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 2
  • California Tortoiseshell 6
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • California Sister 12+
  • Common Ringlet 20+
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing

Western Tailed-Blue

Callippe Fritillary

Western Tailed-Blue

Linda Cooper

Triple N Ranch WMA
Osceola County, FL

9:15 - 4:45; weather- 68-88 degrees; a.m. partly cloudy, p.m. mostly sunny; VERY DRY & most thistles past bloom. Nectar: Nuttall’s Thistle mostly, Daisy Fleabane, Spanish Needles, Saw Palmetto, Lantana in one area only. DCutler, MCutler, SFarnsworth, EPerry, RWarner, LCooper. Area open during hunting season to vehicles; vehicle access is by permit only other times.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 28
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 12
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 11
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 5
  • Carolina Satyr 18
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 9
  • Whirlabout 35
  • Southern Broken-Dash 7
  • Arogos Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 5
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 35
  • Twin-spot Skipper 16

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper, Whirlabout

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Glenn Koppel

Shenango Propagation Area
Mercer County, PA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

70F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 13
  • Painted Lady 1

Harry Zirlin

Staten Island
Richmond County, NY

This image of Inachis io, European Peacock was taken in Staten Island NY, Richmond Co by Alan Pieluszynski. Another of the same species was recorded in Muttontown Ling Island NY on April 12 this month by Rich Kelly.

European Peacock

Marcus Gray

Voorhees State Park
Hunterdon County, NJ

Brief lunch break hike.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Marcus Gray

Middle Valley
Morris County, NJ

First of the year. One was a dark phase female.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4

Chris Blazo

Gate 11 of Letterkenny Army Depot in Buchanan SF
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 22
  • Cabbage White 19
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Harvester 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 10
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Harvester

Harvester

Dreamy Duskywing

Henry Kindervatter

Mercer County Park; Power Lines near Lake
Mercer County, NJ

The weather was sunny with a constant breeze and about 80º F at 4:30 pm when I arrived. The eastern side of the power lines had adequate sun for butterflies, but the western side was already in the shade. The ground was somewhat damp from recent rains, but not muddy. There was an abundance of flowering garlic mustard, which is a favorite nectar source for the particular population of Falcate Orangetips that frequent this area, though their host plant in this area is Hairy Rock Cress. This population has proven to be fairly stable over the past decade that I have been observing them. The coincidence of Garlic mustard in bloom increases the number of sightings (especially of males), as there are more instances of nectaring. The Garlic mustard bloomed after the peak of the Falcate Orangetips for the past two years here, which might help to explain fewer sightings in this particular population.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 18
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 35
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Falcate Orangetip

Falcate Orangetip

Brett Badeaux

San Mateo Canyon Wilderness
Riverside County, CA

Partly cloudy became mostly cloudy, high 60s. I was concerned flooding my have affected the dogface colony here but its in great shape. Southern dogface showed interest in pictured chrysalis which I am not sure is southern or california.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Sara Orangetip 20+
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • California Dogface 20+
  • Southern Dogface 2 or 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 20+
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Mormon Metalmark common
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 8
  • Variable Checkerspot 3
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • California Sister 10
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Funereal Duskywing common
  • Rural Skipper 4
  • Umber Skipper 1

Gabb's Checkerspot

Dogface sp. Chrysalis

California Dogface

Rural Skipper

Russell Titus

Richardson Park, wilton Manors
Broward County, FL

We searched all morning today for the cracker to no avail. Found yesterday morning by Mary Beth & Billy Mullgan, photos by Mary Beth.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Statira Sulphur 1
  • Pale Cracker 1
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 2
  • Monarch 1

Pale Cracker

Pale Cracker

Jim Wilkinson

Trinity Cemetery, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

also one brownish unidentified duskywing

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Black Swallowtail

John Heyse

Fernandez Ranch, Muir Land Trust
Contra Costa County, CA

66-71F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 8
  • Mustard White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Large Marble 1
  • Sara Orangetip 4
  • Boisduval's Blue 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • Common Ringlet 7

Northern Checkerspot

Lorquin's Admiral

Pipevine Swallowtail

Glenn Koppel

Shenango Trail
Mercer County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • West Virginia White 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Jeffrey Glassberg

Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Basking Ridge
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4

Henry Kindervatter

Mercer County Park; Power Lines near Lake
Mercer County, NJ

Another trip to check on the Falcate Orangetip population in this unit of Mercer County Park. The weather was sunny and 83º F with a slight, steady breeze between 5 & 10 mph. I arrived at 2 pm and there was sunlight along the entire area of the power lines. There were butterflies in large numbers (for this area) and also a decent number of species observed. The trip lasted about 1½ hours (2-3:30 pm).

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 28
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 30
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6

Gray Hairstreak

Juvenal's Duskywing

Falcate Orangetip

Chris Blazo

Kettle Springs Mountain Michaux SF
Franklin County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 35
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 4
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 27
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Dreamy Duskywing 5
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 60+

Eastern Pine Elfin

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile West of US route 1 on MD/PA border 19362
Chester County, PA

Quite warm up to 80° under full sun with late day high thin clouds. Mourning Cloak is fading until fall brood.

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 1

Variegated Fritillary

Mourning Cloak

Tom Palmer

Annutgteliga Hammock Trailhead, Withlacoochee SF
Hernando County, FL

Sparkleberry still blooming on trail north of camping area

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 7
  • White M Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • American Snout 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Zebra Heliconian

American Snout

Striped Hairstreak

Jim Wilkinson

Trinity Cemetery, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

American Lady

Eastern Pine Elfin

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

66F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 6
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 11
  • Monarch 1

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

70F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 30+
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Chris Blazo

Weber Rd. power line cut
Franklin County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

American Copper

Andy Birkey

Coldwater Spring, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Hennepin County, MN

Cold day. Mid-40s and mostly cloudy. Still, there was some activity.

  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3

Red Admiral

American Lady

Michael Diederich

19 Chappaqua Mountain Road, Chappaqua, New York
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 6
  • American Lady 1

Glenn Koppel

Muddy Creek Trail, Moraine State Park
Butler County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile West of US route 1 on MD/PA border 19362
Chester County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Preserve, Pound Ridge, New York
Westchester County, NY

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

James K Wood

1529 Shannon Crescent, Saskatoon
Division No. 10, SK

This is the first day of 2017 we have seen butterflies active in our garden

  • Compton Tortoiseshell 6

Marcus Gray

Deer Path Park
Hunterdon County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

David H. Bartholomew

San Bruno Mountain State and County Park
San Mateo County, CA

Sunny, breezy, mid 60’s, Ridge Trail only.

Federally protected Mission Blue (subspecies of Boisduval’s Blue) was present only at two lupine sites. Most interesting sighting today was an aberrant Chalcedon Checkerspot.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Anise Swallowtail 12
  • Pale Swallowtail 7
  • Boisduval's Blue 3
  • Field Crescent 8
  • Variable Checkerspot 47
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 12

Chalcedon Checkerspot (aberrant)

Chalcedon Checkerspot (aberrant)

Mournful Duskywing

Boisduval's Blue

Field Crescent

Field Crescent

Chalcedon Checkerspot

Chalcedon Checkerspot

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

70F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 17
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Ringlet 1

Bart Jones

Reelfoot Lake
Obion County, TN

This trip also includes observations made in Lake County. The Gulf Fritillary is a very early appearance.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 25
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Gulf Fritillary

Melanie Link Taylor

Melanie Link Taylor Teaching Garden
San Bernardino County, CA

Checkered White checking out the new spring blooms.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Edward Perry IV

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

Very, very dry. Nectar sources however persist, mainly in the form of Nuttall’s thistle and purple thistle. Also being used is daisy fleabane, pickerel weed (in dried up ditch along Power Line Road), and some Coreopsis. Entrance road, Power Line Road, and Fish Hole Road all best areas for Lep activity. EPerry & RWarner

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 33
  • Barred Yellow 7
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • White Peacock 10
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Queen 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 10
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 50
  • Whirlabout 20
  • Southern Broken-Dash 20
  • Delaware Skipper 10
  • Byssus Skipper 5
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 50

Southern Broken-Dash

Southern Broken-Dash

Variegated Fritillary

Southern Broken-Dash

Palamedes Swallowtail

Delaware Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Monk Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Carolina Satyr

Northern Cloudywing

NABA-NJ Field Trip

Julian Capik Nature Preserve
Middlesex County, NJ

Afternoon stop following NABA-NJ field trip to Sandy Hook-9 people

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Wild Indigo Duskywing

NABA-NJ Field Trip

Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

Collective sightings from NABA-NJ field trip-24 people.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • American Copper 22
  • Henry's Elfin 11
  • Juniper Hairstreak 15
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 23
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Henry's Elfin

Randy Harrod

George C McDough Nature Park
Pinellas County, FL

Some overcast, windy. Only did a small portion of park near visitor center

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • White Peacock 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Fiery Skipper 5

Clifford Hence

John Heinz NWR at Tinicum
Philadelphia County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6

Steven Glynn

Undisclosed
Cumberland County, NJ

Afternoon search from 3:00pm to 4:30pm.

Warm, 84 degrees and partly sunny.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 13

Juvenal's Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Hessel's Hairstreak

Andrew Block

Stonecrop Gardens, 81 Stonecrop Lane, Cold Spring,
Putnam County, NY

  • Cabbage White common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1

Edward Perry IV

Sebastian Inlet State Park, Melbourne Beach, FL
Brevard County, FL

Near the Ranger Station where you enter the park and pay fees. Coonties are planted around the Ranger Station. Brevard County side of park.

  • Atala 5

Curtis Lehman

Panhandle Trail
Washington County, PA

This is the earliest that I have ever seen a Cloudless Sulphur.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 23
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6

Raven Anthony Squire

Union City's Washington Park turf field
Hudson County, NJ

A recorded species last year in this park.

  • American Lady 1

Melinda OBriant

Turner Farm, 7400 Given Rd. Cincinnati, OH
Hamilton County, OH

April 26, saw a very faded monarch visiting tropical milkweed. On April 30, I have found 4 monarch caterpillars on two separate tropical milkweed plants.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Ron Smith

North Anclote River NP
Pinellas County, FL

  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 7

Salt Marsh Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

William D. Beck

Torreya State Park
Liberty County, FL

Only spent a hour or two from 3pm-5pm. The park was nice and green, and the banded hairstreaks were out in numbers and beautifully marked.

One VERY OLD Henry’s Elfin to boot!

  • Banded Hairstreak
  • Henry's Elfin
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Horace's Duskywing

Henry's Elfin

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Curtis Lehman

Panhandle Trail, near Weirton.
Brooke County, WV

The trail was mostly in Brooke County just crossing over into Hancock County. The Common-Checkered Skipper was a new county record for Hancock Co.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Little Cottonwood Creek Trail
Salt Lake County, UT

Walked the back 2/3rd of the trail to approx 6400ft (re: main parking is still closed).

Snow at the upper portions, clear further below.

Low 50s

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

windy, dry, 85 degrees, partly cloudy

  • American Lady 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1

American Lady

Hackberry Emperor

William D. Flack

Westville Rec. Area Sturbridge Side.
Worcester County, MA

  • Cabbage White 2

Cabbage White