October 2018 Sightings

Michael Diederich

Battery Park, Lower Manhattan
New York County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 9

Andrew Block

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

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 6

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Eastern Comma
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Alan R Mennig

White Horse Village Retirement Community
Delaware County, PA

Applied Monarch Watch tag#s YLN940 - YLN947 to Monarchs

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 8

Marcus Gray

Huguenot home garden
Orange County, NY

75F & sunny.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • White Admiral 1
  • Monarch 10

Jeffrey Rabkin

Snug Harbor
Richmond County, NY

2-4pm, 75 degrees, mostly overcast

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White several
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Black Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Lady

Sachem

Ocola Skipper

Monarch

Judith Huf

Leesylvania State Park
Prince William County, VA

Sunny and mild. Most of the butterflies were in the woods. The tiger swallowtail was a very battered dark one.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 5
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 8

Linda Cooper

Three Lakes WMA
Osceola County, FL

Williams Road Unit. 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Weather: 79-87 degrees; sun a.m. - 40%, p.m. - 70%; winds 8-12 with gusts to 18 mph. Nectar: thistle, liatris, carphephorus, pickerelweed, mistflower, elephant’s foot, pine lily, sunflower, lantana. LCooper

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 36
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 75
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 6
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 10
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 14
  • Southern Broken-Dash 8
  • Arogos Skipper 3
  • Delaware Skipper 16
  • Palmetto Skipper 24
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 9
  • Ocola Skipper 14

Palamedes Swallowtail

Meske's Skipper, Berry"s Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Arogos Skipper, Palmetto Skipper

Delaware Skipper, Black Swallowtail

Whirlabout

Swarthy Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Arogos Skipper, Delaware Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Michael Drake

Dixon Meadow Preserve
Montgomery County, PA

80, partly sunny

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 43
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem common

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

Sunny, low 70’s

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 12

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

Denis C. Quinn

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

Monarchs mainly on Asters and Butterfly Bush and Tithonia, Snout on Goldenrod exclusively, Ocola mainly on Lantana, Fiery on Lantana also. Both Snout and Fiery were firsts here this year. Still waiting for Brazilians to show up as I have 200 feet of Cannas Planted here.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3

American Snout

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Monarch

Mike Reese

Mariners Trail, Two Rivers/Manitowoc
Manitowoc County, WI

Six days ago I counted 335 Monarchs over the same area. Since then it has cooled down considerably and this was the warmest day since then. It was 62 degrees today with cloudy skies and winds 15-20 mph.

  • Monarch 4

Andrew Block

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

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Jim Wilkinson

Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract
Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Pearl Crescent 30
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Sachem 10
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Sleepy Orange

Ocola Skipper

Eastern Comma

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Ocola Skipper

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(18-213) Good number of Long-tailed Skippers passing through, with many missing all or part of their tails.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 9
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 8
  • Cassius Blue 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 22
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Phaon Crescent 19
  • White Peacock 7
  • Mangrove Skipper 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 63
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 22
  • Three-spotted Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Monk Skipper 4
  • Obscure Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 18

Long-tailed Skipper

Mangrove Skipper

Cassius Blue

Barred Yellow

Raven Anthony Squire

Washington Park: New York Avenue garden
Hudson County, NJ

1 dead small Monarch; 1 dead small Black Swallowtail found on Palisade Avenue at park perimeter not far from white Butterfly Bush.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 8

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Did half of the walk through the forest today. it was over 80 degrees. Most of the nectar plants are done blooming except asters.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 16
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Pale Crescent 8
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 10
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 3

Bordered Patch

Bordered Patch

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

After 5 days of drizzle, rain and cloudy finally the sun can out along with at least 20 mph winds. I was out for 2hr 25 minutes.

  • Cabbage White 40
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 55
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Painted Lady 20
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Monarch 56
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 26
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Small Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 32
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Sachem

Common Buckeye, Red Admiral, Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

American Snout

Painted Lady, Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Painted Lady

Monarch

Red Admiral

Common Checkered-Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Orange Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Common Buckeye

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Hot and dry mid 80’s

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Carolina Satyr

Viceroy

Red-spotted Purple

Marcie Daniels

Summer's Corner Pollinator Garden (Newer Subdivision)
Dorchester County, SC

Hot and dry conditions….mid 80’s

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6

Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Marcus Gray

Huguenot home garden
Orange County, NY

Monarchs continue to filter through the garden.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 6

Monarch

American Copper

Jeffrey Rabkin

Rockaway Beach
Queens County, NY

10am - 3pm, 78 degrees, sunny, NW wind 8-10mph, modest Monarch migration along the beach

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 270
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Andrew Block

640 Tuckahoe Rd., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

Bronx River Pathway, Valhalla to White Plains,
Westchester County, NY

I walked from the dam to the county center and back.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 2

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 24
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 30
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Sachem 15
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Davidson Farm Park
Queen Anne's County, MD

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 24
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 35
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 8

Red Admiral

Question Mark

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

Beth Polvino

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

Warm, sunny with light breezes. Great day for Monarchs in the yard as by mid afternoon there were 80+ on the asters and the lantana. Most roosting tonight in the cherry tree. 5 species of cats and chrysalis continue in yard (BS, Spicebush Swallowtail, Monarch, Brazilian Skipper) Long-tail Skippers of past 4 days not seen.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 35
  • Monarch 80+
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem 19
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 11

Painted Lady

Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillar

Brazilian Skipper

Monarch

Brett Badeaux

Brawley and nearby
Imperial County, CA

  • Orange Sulphur
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Bordered Patch
  • Painted Lady
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Small Checkered-Skipper
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Eufala Skipper

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Small Checkered-Skipper

Bordered Patch

Edward Perry IV

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

Not much in spite of the abundant frostweed currently in bloom. One short walk out of the office produced the monarch and a Polydamas swallowtail, but several other walks today and through the week have been fruitless. I suspect mosquito spraying is taking its toll on the leps. Our currently lifestyle on this earth does not mesh well for all other life.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch 1

Tom Palmer

Three Lakes WMA
Osceola County, FL

Windy, partly cloudy. Liatris, pluchea major nectar sources.

  • Black Swallowtail 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 9
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 28
  • Phaon Crescent 35
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 25
  • White Peacock 4
  • Viceroy 4
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 21
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Arogos Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 6
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 28

Georgia Satyr

Little Metalmark

Dusted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Ocola Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 4
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Umber Skipper 3

Common Buckeye

Common Ringlet

Mylitta Crescent

Mylitta Crescent

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

From 10:10 AM to 01:10 PM; clear skies; air temperature 57-65 F; dew point temperature 48-51 F; wind gusts 4-9 mph from ENE. Survey with Della Wells.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1

John J. Collins

Raritan Greenway
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

hot and very dry conditions remain highs in the 90’s
Saw my First of season Zebra Heliconian

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Gulf Fritillary

Zebra Heliconian

Red-spotted Purple

Pearl Crescent

Little Yellow

Bart Jones

Various sites in Decatur County
Decatur County, TN

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Common Buckeye
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Swarthy Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

Clouded Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Little Yellow

Ocola Skipper

Andrew Block

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

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 3

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

Annual Death by Skipper field trip. 9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. 80-88 degrees. Sun a.m. - 40%, p.m. - 90%; winds - 8-10 with gusts to 15 mph. Nectar: liatris, carphephorus, pickerelweed, caesarweed. LCooper, VCraig, KDucham, SFarnsworth, KFerguson, AGrimm, DMcElveen, DRhodes, LRhodes, LWilliams.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 25
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Little Metalmark 12
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 24
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 20
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 27
  • Queen 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 12
  • Southern Broken-Dash 10
  • Sachem 2
  • Delaware Skipper 9
  • Aaron's Skipper 13
  • Palmetto Skipper 22
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 19
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 7
  • Ocola Skipper 30

Monk Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Monk Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Crossline Skipper
  • Sachem

Mark Adams

Jones Mill, Clark, & Shifletts Mill roads
Albemarle County, VA

11:00 – 15:30 EDT. Cloudy (despite a better forecast), 73-80 deg F, wind 0-5 mph. 18 species, including a fine showing of Monarchs.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 25
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Monarch 45
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 25
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Sachem 13
  • Ocola Skipper 10

Monarch

Ocola Skipper

Painted Lady

Pearl Crescent

Question Mark

Variegated Fritillary

Sachem

Meadow Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Comma

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Clouded Skipper

John Heyse

Suisun Marsh
Solano County, CA

75F

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Sandhill Skipper 4

Randy Harrod

Cheekwood Estate, Nashville
Davidson County, TN

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 17
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Alan R Mennig

White Horse Village Retirement Community
Delaware County, PA

Applied Monarch Watch Tag#s 948 and 950 thru 952 to Monarchs

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4

Rich Kelly

William Cullen Bryant Preserve
Nassau County, NY

Just grab shots. White_M is rare and late. Deformed wing?

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 5

White M Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

John Lampkin

Aripeka Sandhills Preserve
Pasco County, FL

With Jane Lampkin, Katie Mac Millen, Richard Stauffer, Julie Wert. 9-12 Sunny 80’s.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Palamedes Swallowtail

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Annual ‘Bullied by Skippers’ field trip. 9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Weather: 76-87 degrees, winds 10-12 with gusts to 20 mph; rain several times including hard rain. Sun all day 40%. Nectar: liatris, carphephorus, Spanish needles, Caesarweed, morning glory. LCooper, VCraig, KDucham, REpstein, SFarnsworth, AGrimm, DMcElveen, TPalmer, LWilliams.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 12
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 52
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 30
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 13
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 23
  • White Peacock 25
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Queen 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 25
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Zarucco Duskywing 11
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 10
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Meske's Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 23
  • Southern Broken-Dash 55
  • Sachem 3
  • Arogos Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 17
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 63
  • Palatka Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 35
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 16
  • Ocola Skipper 30

Dusted Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Michael Drake

High school park, Cheltenham
Montgomery County, PA

Tiger S. Was a black form female

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Sunshine, humid, 84 degrees. Very nice for early October.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Painted Lady

Zabulon Skipper

Ahmet Baytas

Avis Campbell Garden, Montclair
Essex County, NJ

2:30-3:05. 80 DEGREES. MOSTLY CLOUDY, HUMID.
For a quick stop, very good day in this garden for this time of year. Photos by Iphone.

This is at least the 5th Ocola Skipper this fall in Montclair. Common Checkered-Skipper is very rare around here (my 4th ever sighting in Montclair in about 20 years). One of the Buckeyes were super fresh.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Ocola Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Alan R Mennig

White Horse Village Retirement Community
Delaware County, PA

Applied Monarch Watch Tag#s YLN953-YLN982 to Monarchs

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 30

Jim Wilkinson

Troy Park, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 8
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

American Lady

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

In spite of rain and very strong winds we were still able to count 33 species. We tried to find an Arogos Skipper but it looks as though their fall flight might be over in this area now. Seventy-percent sun up to 12:45 pm at which point it rained heavily and the sun became spotty the rest of the day; the outflow surrounding Hurricane Michael was influencing the day for sure. RWarner and EPerry from 9:20 a to 3:45 p.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 13
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • White Peacock 26
  • Viceroy 9
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Meske's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 11
  • Delaware Skipper 10
  • Palmetto Skipper 41
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 17
  • Twin-spot Skipper 24
  • Ocola Skipper 14

Zebra Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Southern Broken-Dash

Zebra Swallowtail

Palatka Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Dusted Skipper

Common Buckeye

Little Metalmark

Tawny-edged Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2

Long-tailed Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Saw a Monarch while driving during rush hour. Temp of 83 degrees and sunshine. The past couple of weeks have had gloomy overcast skies with rain and much cooler temperatures. The white cabbage butterflies continue to appear throughout the area.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1

Sally Isacco

Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve-Wake Robin
Lake County, OH

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Mike Reese

Mariners Trail, Two Rivers/Manitowoc
Manitowoc County, WI

66 degrees and sunny!! Fresh female Fiery Skipper. Also only the eighth report this year for Painted Lady in Wisconsin this year compared to 380 reports in 2017. Also probably only the seventh individual reported this year since there were two reports that included one on two consecutive days, and only with one report with two individuals.

  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Painted Lady

Andrew Block

corner of Central Park Ave. & Ardsley Rd., Greenville,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 3

Jim Wilkinson

Hopewell Pool, Columbia, MD
Howard County, MD

Brazilian Skipper caterpillar on canna leaf

  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Brazilian Skipper caterpillar

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

John J. Collins

State Line Lookout, Palisades Park
Bergen County, NJ

Leaderless Walks - 8 members. Cloudy and overcast with southerly winds.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 17

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2

Cloudless Sulphur

Long-tailed Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red-banded Hairstreak

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny, light winds and 86 degrees when observing

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Monarch 2

Andrew Block

Central Park Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

by entrance to Bob’s Discount Furniture.

  • Monarch 1

Michael Drake

Dixon Meadow Preserve
Montgomery County, PA

80 and sunny

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Pearl Crescent 25
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 4

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

Raven Anthony Squire

Washington Park: off Palisade Avenue, Union City
Hudson County, NJ

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 4

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

From 12:00 AM to 02:15 PM; mostly cloudy skies; air temperature 74-82 F; dew point temperature 71-72 F; wind gusts 2-14 mph from SES. Survey with Della Wells.

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

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Was sunny with temperature of 80 degrees when a Monarch came to visit certified garden #2490.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 1

Annette Engel

Lakemoor Hills
Knox County, TN

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Monarch 4

Andrew Block

Washington Ave., White Plains,
Westchester County, NY

Seen at the Volvo dealership service center.

  • Monarch 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper

Daniel Jones

Progreso Lakes yard
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Rounded Metalmark 2
  • Red-bordered Pixie 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • White Peacock 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Queen 75
  • Soldier 4
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Erichson's White-Skipper 2
  • Laviana White-Skipper 6
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 15
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2

Queen

Laviana White-Skipper

Turk's-cap White-Skipper

Erichson's White-Skipper

Erichson's White-Skipper

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

Had 5 straight days of cloudy weather with 3 straight days of rain. Finally turned sunny today but with only a high of 50 degrees and early morning 39 degrees. We were out for two hours starting at 1:15

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 22
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 10
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 15
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Cabbage White

Red Admiral

Orange Sulphur

Variegated Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Painted Lady

Orange Sulphur

Common Buckeye

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Alan R Mennig

White Horse Village Retirement Community
Delaware County, PA

Applied Monarch Watch Tag#s YLN983 thru YLN998 to Monarchs

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 16

CaninesForConservation

Meadowview Trail, Greenhill Park
Salem city, VA

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 25+
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Tawny Emperor

Edward Perry IV

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

Butterflies seen around the property of the museum building and off the observation deck boardwalk today. Frostweed is the nectar source in bloom currently being utilized.

  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Julia Heliconian

Zebra Heliconian

Ocola Skipper

Julia Heliconian

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Tropical Storm Michael came through during the night…minimal wind and rain
Good butterfly day! Cloudy and gray skies with some sun later in day…very humid and hot

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Red-banded Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Clare Dattilo

Cades Cove
Blount County, TN

Monarch Tagging program.

  • Monarch 177

Monarch

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Most of day was in old Audubon section of the park with only 2 hours along Military Hwy in main section of park. Weather: 78 to 87 degrees, winds 3-5 mph; sun a.m.-20%, p.m.-50%. Nectar: liatris, carphephorus, pickerelweed, rayless sunflower. Ranger KFerguson, LCooper.

  • Black Swallowtail 23
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 13
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 14
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • White Peacock 41
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Georgia Satyr 8
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 7
  • Sachem 3
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 22
  • Berry's Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 38

Berry's Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Little Metalmark

Palmetto Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White

Raven Anthony Squire

Washington Park: New York Avenue garden
Hudson County, NJ

No tags on Monarchs.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 4

Edward Perry IV

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

EPerry & RWarner from 9:34 a to 3:45 p. Major nectar sources are Liatris, Frostweed, and pickerelweed.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 16
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 72
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 26
  • Barred Yellow 18
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 25
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Viceroy 11
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 13
  • Long-tailed Skipper 31
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 11
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 31
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 22
  • Southern Broken-Dash 11
  • Sachem 4
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Palmetto Skipper 29
  • Monk Skipper 19
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 80

Dorantes Longtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Sachem

Southern Broken-Dash

Meske's Skipper

White Peacock

Queen

Delaware Skipper

Queen

Monarch

Palmetto Skipper

Walter Wallenstein

Long Key Natural Area
Broward County, FL

2:30pm-4:00pm

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Atala 2
  • Cassius Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 23
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • Phaon Crescent 15
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 45
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1

John Lampkin

Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

Field Trip of the Florida Birding and Nature Festival
With co-leaders Robert Epstein and Paul Trunk, and 10 participants. 1-3:30; sunny mid-80’s

  • Great Southern White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 13
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Cassius Blue 12
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Julia Heliconian 15
  • Zebra Heliconian common
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 3
  • Queen 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

EPerry & RWarner from 9:30a to 4:45p. Major nectar sources are Liatris spp., Carphephorus spp., Ironweed, Coastal Plain Honeycomb Head, and Pickerelweed. East Loop and Cemetery Road are the hotspots currently. This was a personal high count for Little Metalmark; the field at the end of first stretch of East Loop just before road meets forest was full of metalmarks. A good time was had by both.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 18
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 47
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 24
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 37
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Common Buckeye 22
  • White Peacock 36
  • Viceroy 2
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 15
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 12
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Meske's Skipper 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 17
  • Whirlabout 10
  • Southern Broken-Dash 29
  • Sachem 2
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 48
  • Palatka Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 17
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 82

Ocola Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Long-tailed Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Dorantes Longtail

Palatka Skipper

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Dusted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Little Metalmark

Tawny-edged Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Palmetto Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Andrew Block

C.R. 571/Southfield Rd. int., West Windsor Twp.,
Mercer County, NJ

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

Assunpink W.M.A., Clarksburg-Robbinsville Rd., Upper Freehold Twp.,
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

Whitcomb Rd., E. Windsor,
Mercer County, NJ

Also had what may have been a emperor of some kind.

  • Monarch 1

Todd Eiben

Oberlin Reservoir
Lorain County, OH

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 58
  • Orange Sulphur 21
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Fiery Skipper 7

Fiery Skipper

Bronze Copper

Todd Eiben

Lorain Impoundment Lakeside Landing
Lorain County, OH

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 56
  • Orange Sulphur 22
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 36
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 21
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 14

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Common Checkered-Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Comma

Painted Lady

Black Swallowtail

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Denis C. Quinn

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

Most fields have either been grazed over or mowed, leaving little nectar sources here.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1, Mason Dixon line
Chester County, PA

After a cold front came through our temperature dropped 20° and with a strong NW wind although full sun.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

A bit cooler this morning but heated up to 85 today….observed in backyard for several hours
Had 3 beautiful Cloudless Sulphurs visiting at one time! I was thrilled of course!

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Clouded Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Pearl Crescent

Red-banded Hairstreak

Cloudless Sulphur

Bart Jones

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Becker's White
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Acmon Blue
  • Wright's Metalmark
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • Queen
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Northern White-Skipper

Northern White-Skipper

Mormon Metalmark

Acmon Blue

Wright's Metalmark

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Allan R. Loudell

WDEL/WSTW radio studio building wall, 2727 Shipley Road, Brandywine Hundred
New Castle County, DE

Eastern Comma (Dark form) found perched vertically on radio station wall — along with several bees and moths — about 6:30 A.M., 45 degree temperatures!

  • Eastern Comma 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper

Bill & Mary Colvin

Between DeKalb and Sycamore.
DeKalb County, IL

I was sitting at a stop light between DeKalb and Sycamore and a Monarch flew in front of my car. Sunny and a temperature of 50 degrees.

  • Monarch 1

Rich Kelly

Planting Fields Arboretum
Nassau County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 6

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Orange Sulphur
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

Sunny, windy, cool. Variegated Fritillary usually abundant here late summer, however mostly absent this year.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

On Oct. 14 we had over 3 inches of snow and then a low of 27 degrees so didn’t expect to see many butterflies if any today. We went out at noon and were our for 3 1/4 hours. High temperature of 60 degrees and no clouds.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 11
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 1

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Orange Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Eastern Comma

Kathy Beza Richardson

Louisa County High School
Louisa County, VA

only saw these three in a small patch of clover

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Sachem

common che

Dale Balls

5435 figure five point
Crawford County, AR

  • Monarch several

Michele Zerebnick

7303 Ringertown Road, Export/Murrysville
Westmoreland County, PA

I was unloading an apple tree that I had just bought and saw the butterfly fall (?) off the tree leaves and land ‘lifelessly’ in the cargo area of my Jeep. The weather had just turned from hot/summer-like (70s and 80s) to more seasonally cool (40s to low 50s), rainy, and windy. It was past dusk, raining harder, and turning windier and colder - far from suitable for a butterfly - so I figured I should try to save/revive the butterfly by keeping it inside. I placed the butterfly near a sunlamp and watched it fan out and warm (dry?) its wings and eventually ‘come to life’. I’ve now had it for more than three days. It is eating nectar (soaked in a cotton ball) and old watermelon.

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Mike Reese

Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville
Rock County, WI

Few nectar sources available.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Cabbage White

Eastern Comma

Rich Kelly

Jones Beach State Park
Nassau County, NY

  • Red Admiral 6
  • Monarch 30

Jim Wilkinson

Howard Conservancy Mount Pleasant Farm
Howard County, MD

I was surprised to find a fresh looking Long-tailed Skipper out with temperatures in the mid-50s.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Monarch 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Eastern Comma

Common Checkered-Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near town of Beaver
Beaver County, PA

previous night temps. in low to mid 30’s
temp. at time of observations 50
observed from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 1

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1, Mason Dixon line
Chester County, PA

Full sun, windy with temperature in the 50 s

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 2

Brett Badeaux

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

  • Orange Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Leda Ministreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Wright's Metalmark
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Northern White-Skipper
  • Mojave Sootywing
  • California Giant-Skipper

White Checkered-Skipper

Mormon Metalmark

California Giant-Skipper

Mojave Sootywing

Wright's Metalmark

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

Finally a perfect day for butterflying. Little wind, no clouds and between 55-60 degrees. We had snow and freezing temps on Sunday so great to see anything. This was our weekly walk through Lauritzen Gardens. Today saw a Gorgone Checkerspot for the first time in the gardens. That makes 4 new butterflies for the garden this year.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 33
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 9
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Sachem 12

American Lady

Fiery Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Monarch

Red Admiral, Monarch

Cloudless Sulphur

Gorgone Checkerspot

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Gorgone Checkerspot

American Snout

Orange Sulphur

Cabbage White

Pearl Crescent

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Clare Dattilo

Ijams Nature Center Meads Quarry
Knox County, TN

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2

Michael Diederich

Battery Park, Lower Manhattan, New York City
New York County, NY

1:30 - 1:40 PM

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1

Linda Cooper

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

First sun today since Monday’s cold front. 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. 70-74 degrees, northerly breeze. LCooper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Pixie 1
  • American Snout 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Tawny Emperor 15
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 70
  • Soldier 10
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 6
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Common Mellana 6
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 4
  • Eufala Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Evans' Skipper 1

Evans' Skipper

Southern Dogface

Soldier

Clouded Skipper, Tropical Leafwing

Mexican Bluewing

Tawny Emperor

Evans' Skipper

Funereal Duskywing

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Morning low temerature of 31 degrees with a heavy frost. Afternoon high of 58 degrees under partly sunny skies.

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

EPerry & RWarner from 9:15a to 3:45p. Hot with 75% sun. Cemetery Road proved the best spot and a return afternoon look at it before leaving produced the two dotted skippers and three more Meske’s Skippers. Major nectar sources are Coastal Plain Honeycomb Head, Carphephorus spp, Liatris spp., Summer Farewell, Pickerelweed, and Bidens alba. No Arogos Skippers to be found.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 13
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 14
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow 62
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 45
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 42
  • White Peacock 31
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 15
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Meske's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 22
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 31
  • Delaware Skipper 7
  • Palmetto Skipper 17
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 19
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 25

Dusted Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Southern Broken-Dash

Southern Broken-Dash

Dusted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper