February 2018 Sightings

Amelia Grimm

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Janes Scenic Drive
Collier County, FL

With L Williams. Sunny, 81 degrees. Viceroy and Monarch in Cypress and willow area near Water Treatment area. All others along drive into prairie.

  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2

Amelia Grimm

Navy Wells
Miami-Dade County, FL

With LWilliams. 4:15pm - 5:30pm. Also seen were 2 Faithful Beauty Moths and 12 Bella Moths.

  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 2

Ken Wilson

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 77 degrees, light wind. Conditions are extremely dry. This area has received little to no rainfall the past calendar year. The Sonoran Blue count is conservative as males are on constant patrol looking for the still non-existent females. Nectar source is scarce. One blue seen but not positively ID’d.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Sara Orangetip 5
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Sonoran Blue 10+
  • Wright's Metalmark 1

Wright's Metalmark

Sara Orangetip

Bramble Hairstreak

Ken Wilson with Bob Gorman

San Clemente
Orange County, CA

Sunny, 72 degrees, a light wind. All 3 hairstreaks were all seen hilltopping.

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Brown Elfin
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Spring Azure
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Umber Skipper

Great Purple Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Bramble Hairstreak

Anise Swallowtail

Walter Wallenstein

Long Key Natural Area
Broward County, FL

2:00-3:15pm

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Atala 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 31
  • White Peacock 8
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 3

Dale Bonk

Tall Cypress Natural Area
Broward County, FL

A nice area with at least five habitat types. Duskywing, Queen, fritillary on woods’ edge; sulfur in hardwood hammock; Atala on Coontie.

  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Atala

Queen

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

John Heyse

at home Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

66F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

65F

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 5

Spring Azure

Mourning Cloak

Brett Badeaux

Daley Ranch
San Diego County, CA

Full sun, mid 70s

  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • California Sister 7
  • Mournful Duskywing 4
  • Umber Skipper 1

Gray Hairstreak

Brett Badeaux

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Full sun 75F, 1 unidentified white, 1 blue likely Ceraunus, 1 hairstreak gray or mallow-scrub

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spring White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 12
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 18
  • Sonoran Blue 25+
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Wright's Metalmark 5
  • Painted Lady 1

Black Swallowtail egg

Sara Orangetip

Sonoran Blue

Bramble Hairstreak

Silvery Blue

Marcus Gray

The Alamo, San Antonio
Bexar County, TX

Sunny day (60F) following multiple days of cool (40F), rainy weather.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1

Anabella Miller

Las Vegas, NM
San Miguel County, NM

Downtown Las Vegas. Approximately 55 degrees fahrenheit when spotted. 12:00pm.

  • Question Mark 1

Question Mark

John Heyse

Alum Rock Park
Santa Clara County, CA

60-71F, with D. Rawlinson, J. Hibbard, N. Asquith.

  • Mustard White 27
  • Sara Orangetip 4
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Sonoran Blue 20+
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 8

Sonoran Blue

Sonoran Blue

Mustard White

Mustard White

Mustard White

Ken Wilson

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, mid 80s, little wind. One no ID large white.

  • Sara Orangetip
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Sonoran Blue
  • Silvery Blue
  • Wright's Metalmark
  • Painted Lady

Sonoran Blue

Bramble Hairstreak

Laurel Rhodes

Babcock-Webb WMA near Punta Gorda
Charlotte County, FL

With Dusty Rhodes. Early spring birding trip morphed into a butterfly search. Most sightings roadside or in a recently burned flatwoods. 75F, light wind, partly cloudy. Will be back soon for spring thistles.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 21
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • White Peacock 13
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Whirlabout 1

John Lampkin

Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Joe Mustion
9:30 - 12; 74-80 sun and clouds
The Julia colony survived the hard freezes

  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 27
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 13
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1

Red Admiral

Clouded Skipper

Julia Heliconian

Amelia Grimm

Indies Road, Ramrod Key
Monroe County, FL

With LWilliams. Warm 84 degrees and windy.

  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 25
  • Monarch 2

Jean Evoy

Arcadia
DeSoto County, FL

In an area with a lot of Carolina Jessamine and wild cherry in bloom. The butterflies seemed to be more attracted to the Jessamine than to the cherry blossoms.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Great Southern White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Barred Yellow common
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • White Peacock
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Whirlabout

Long-tailed Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Brett Badeaux

Fullerton Arboretum
Orange County, CA

Full sun low 70s

  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Umber Skipper
  • Eufala Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Monarch

Gulf Fritillary

Western Tailed-Blue

Tom Palmer

Marion Creek
Polk County, FL

Carolina jessamine, Chickasaw plum and Florida pennyroyal are blooming and suddenly there are butterflies where few were present a week or so ago.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Barred Yellow 13
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Queen 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

John Heyse

Martinez Marsh; Carquinez Shoreline, Martinez
Contra Costa County, CA

65, 59F

  • Cabbage White 2
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Brett Badeaux

Fallbrook, various areas
San Diego County, CA

Mostly sunny, 70f, 1 unidentified blue and 1 unidentified white. Pretty good selection for drought year

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sara Orangetip 14
  • Bramble Hairstreak 19
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 10
  • Satyr Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • California Sister 2
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 6
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2

Silvery Blue

Sara Orangetip

Anise Swallowtail

Bramble Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

Bidens was blooming like always, as well as scattered patches of lantana and sleepy morning (Mallow host).

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 21
  • American Lady 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Monk Skipper 1

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

David H. Bartholomew

Sunol Regional Wilderness
Alameda County, CA

So dry, the roadway along Alameda Creek is being watered down for the construction vehicles, otherwise there would have been few butterflies to be seen. Most of what I was able to photograph were puddling.

  • Mustard White 6
  • Sara Orangetip 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • Propertius Duskywing 2

Propertius Duskywing

Silvery Blue

Spring Azure

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Mustard White

Orange Sulphur

Brett Badeaux

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Orange County, CA

Full sun 70f

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Bramble Hairstreak 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 6
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 5
  • Mormon Metalmark 7
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 6
  • Funereal Duskywing 5

Silvery Blue

Bramble Hairstreak

Anise Swallowtail

Tom Palmer

Ocala National Forest
Marion County, FL

Plum trees done or nearly done; few butterflies on them. Larger species using Carolina jessamine. Roadside wildflowers absent.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Barbara Peck

Anderson River Park
Shasta County, CA

Early for Pipevine Swallowtails. Drought conditions this year. Very cold freezing nights expected starting tomorrow.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 8
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Pipevine Swallowtail

Effie Smith

Cow Creek Road
Levy County, FL

Possibly an early record sighting.

  • Texan Crescent 1

Texan Crescent

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

A new park discovery this month has been Little Metalmark, first found by Mark Kenderdine on Feb 8th. I found three today at a stand of thistle within coastal scrub. (The last known Pinellas County report I know of was in May 1999, 20 or so miles north of Fort De Soto).

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 8
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Monk Skipper 1

Monk Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

John Lampkin

Sun City Center Nature Trails
Hillsborough County, FL

With A. Fenimore, D. Skye & P. Baker
Sunny high 70’s
Vaccinium and Gelsemium ruled the day nectar-wise

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 14
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Southern Broken-Dash

Palamedes Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Allen Belden

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

Mostly sunny, high in the mid 70s. First butterfly of the year!

  • Eastern Comma 1

Linda Romine

Shawnee State Forest
Scioto County, OH

Warm and breezy, up to 80 degrees and mostly sunny. Also saw 4 unidentified anglewings.

  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Steven Glynn

Trippe Road area (near GA-AL border)
Polk County, GA

While traveling through the area, I took a break and sought my FOS butterflies at this spot.

  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Sleepy Orange

American Snout

Bill Callahan

Laughing Brook Audubon-Hampden
Hampden County, MA

4PM 70degrees
Personal earliest Mass.sighting

  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Matt Orsie

Sleepy Creek WMA
Berkeley County, WV

FOY

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Julie Appleget

Devils Hammock
Levy County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1

American Snout

Julie Appleget

Devils Hammock River camp rd
Levy County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Carolina Satyr 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1

Julie Appleget

Chassahowitzka WMA
Hernando County, FL

Three Bridges rd and Pull Tree Tram

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 3
  • Carolina Satyr 7
  • Clouded Skipper 2

Gemmed Satyr

Julie Appleget

Chassahowitzka WMA
Hernando County, FL

Rattlesnake rd and Scrub Island rd

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Clouded Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Tom Palmer

Circle B Bar Reserve
Polk County, FL

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Southern Skipperling 1

Steven Glynn

Wheeler NWR
Morgan County, AL

  • Cabbage White common
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • American Snout 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Sleepy Orange

Eastern Comma

John Lampkin

Flamingo Gardens
Broward County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
Comfortable sunny 80’s
Monarch was ignoring the blooming mature milkweeds and laying eggs on many of the young up and comers, as shown.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Atala 5
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Zebra Heliconian common
  • White Peacock common
  • Monarch 3

Polydamas Swallowtail

Cassius Blue

Monarch

Atala

Amelia Grimm

National Key Deer Refuge, Big Pine Key
Monroe County, FL

With Leigh Williams. 1120am until 2:15pm. 86 degrees, partly cloudy, breezy. Various locations observed. Flowering plants include Bushy Fleabane (Cure for All), Pineland Acacia, Blue Porterweed, Poisonwood, Pineland Croton, Coastal Plain Yellowtops,Butterfly Pea, Bidens alba, Scarlet Milkweed.

  • Large Orange Sulphur 10
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 30
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Red Admiral 56
  • Monarch 4
  • Florida Duskywing 13
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3

Large Orange Sulphur

Red Admiral

Southern Broken-Dash

Florida Duskywing

Ceraunus Blue

Monarch

William D. Beck

Oracle nr Oracle State Park
Pinal County, AZ

Very cool but sunny

  • Pearly Marble 1
  • Brown Elfin common
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1

Juniper Hairstreak

Brown Elfin

Pearly Marble

Ken Wilson

Alum Rock Park, San Jose
Santa Clara County, CA

Visited on 24th & 25th. On 24th, 59 degrees, clear skies became increasingly cloudy, breezy cold wind. For 25th see report posted by David H. Bartholomew.

  • Mustard White
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Thicket Hairstreak
  • Sonoran Blue
  • Silvery Blue

Thicket Hairstreak

Sonoran Blue

Sonoran Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Mustard White

Randy Harrod

Ft DeSoto Park
Pinellas County, FL

Not much flying. Was still cool with wind coming off Gulf. Fountain area

My first Little Metalmark in Pinellas County

  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • White Peacock 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1

Little Metalmark

Steven Glynn

San Felasco SP
Alachua County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Carolina Satyr 10

Steven Glynn

Ralph E. Simmons SF
Nassau County, FL

Bill Berthet’s wonderful article in the latest “American Butterflies” came just in time for my journey to Florida. This gem of a site didn’t disappoint!

Limited time today and sightings were only from a portion of the area accessed from the Penny Haddock gate.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common
  • Dusky Roadside-Skipper 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Pearl Crescent

Juvenal's Duskywing

Zebra Swallowtail

Dusky Roadside-Skipper

Laurel Rhodes

Scherer-Thaxton Preserve
Sarasota County, FL

With D. Rhodes (photos); low 80s, winds 10-15mph. Nectar: Spermacoce, Bidens, Frogfruit, Black Medic, Ricardia.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 10
  • Viceroy 2
  • Queen 5
  • Southern Skipperling 7
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3

Southern Broken-Dash

Queen

Little Metalmark

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

57F

  • Sara Orangetip 1

David H. Bartholomew

Alum Rock Park
Santa Clara County, CA

Sunny but barely got up to 60 degrees. Enjoyed getting out, though, along the Penitencia Creek Trail with Fran Bartholomew and Ken Wilson; and Nancy Asquith joined us in time to see the Thicket Hairstreak.

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Mustard White 12
  • Sara Orangetip 16
  • Thicket Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Sonoran Blue 4
  • Silvery Blue 8
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Ringlet 7
  • Propertius Duskywing 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 1

Propertius Duskywing

Common Ringlet

Thicket Hairstreak

Sonoran Blue

Sonoran Blue

Mustard White

Painted Lady

Mournful Duskywing

Sara Orangetip

Brett Badeaux

Fullerton Arboretum
Orange County, CA

Full sun low 60s, a series of cold nights has taken a toll on some species and plants.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Marine Blue
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Monarch
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Umber Skipper

Western Pygmy-Blue

Umber Skipper

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Julie Appleget

Goethe State Forest
Levy County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Little Metalmark

Christina McMullen

Crescent
McIntosh County, GA

First of the season

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Steven Glynn

Withlacoochee SF- Citrus Tract
Citrus County, FL

Brief early morning visit.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 7
  • Zebra Swallowtail 13
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Zebra Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

John Lampkin

Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With M. Duncan, J. Revill and G. Revill
72-80, overcast; 2 hours

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Julia Heliconian 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 11
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • White Peacock 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Queen 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2

Steven Glynn

St. Sebastian SP
Indian River County, FL

Spent a short amount of time at the manatee observation platform area. no manatees, but a good amount of butterfly activity nearby.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 9
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Southern Skipperling

Whirlabout

Ceraunus Blue

Dainty Sulphur

Southern Broken-Dash

Karl and Dorothy Legler

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

87 degrees and mostly sunny. Around 3 hours. Windy. 36 species. Butterflies are definitely picking up. 5 species of Crescents.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Checkered White 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Texan Crescent common
  • Pale-banded Crescent 1
  • Chestnut Crescent 2
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Brown Longtail 4
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Sachem 3
  • Eufala Skipper 3

Empress Leilia

Common Streaky-Skipper

Checkered White

James Shelton

James River Park - Wetlands
Richmond city, VA

winter coat weather but sunny.

  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Linda Cooper

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

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 78-86 degrees, light winds; sun a.m. 30%, p.m. 80%. All Black Sw were males. Area very dry. Lots of areas recently burned. Nectar: thistles, daisy fleabane, coreopsis.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 10
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 25
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Little Metalmark 20
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 10
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 17
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Palmetto Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Little Metalmark

Curtis A. Lehman

Roaring Run Recreation Area
Armstrong County, PA

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 3

Mourning Cloak

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Falcon State Park
Starr County, TX

Up to 94 degrees. Sunny. Moderate wind. 26 species. Great fun!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Southern Dogface 10
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 24
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • American Snout 5
  • Elada Crescent 3
  • Texan Crescent 10
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Queen 4
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Common Streaky-Skipper

Texas Powdered-Skipper

Funereal Duskywing

James Shelton

James River park - Wetlands
Richmond city, VA

Cool Coat Weather.

  • Spring Azure 1

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Forest Trail.
Worcester County, MA

My earliest sighting ever. Also saw a yearling Garter Snake.🦋🐍

  • Eastern Comma 1

Dale Bonk

Wilderness Park at Audubon Species Survival Center
Orleans Parish, LA

Hardwood bottomlands.
A couple other brushfoots that wouldn’t land frustrating any attempt to ID.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Carolina Satyr