March 2018 Sightings

William D. Beck

Sabino Canyon Recreational Area
Pima County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • American Snout
  • Texan Crescent
  • Empress Leilia

Empress Leilia

Great Purple Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

American Snout

Texan Crescent

Brett Badeaux

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Full sun low 60s

  • Becker's White 15
  • Spring White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 20
  • Bramble Hairstreak 5
  • Sonoran Blue 15
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Wright's Metalmark 4
  • Mormon Metalmark 2
  • California Patch 1
  • Tiny Checkerspot 1

Sara Orangetip

Tiny Checkerspot

Sonoran Blue

Becker's White

Julie Appleget

Lower Suwanee NWR nature drive
Levy County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 7
  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3

Tom Palmer

Three Lakes WMA
Osceola County, FL

Following Linda Cooper’s report, headed out. Weather was sunny, but breezy.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 29
  • Phaon Crescent 14
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 9
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 22
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

William D. Beck

nr Town of Ruby and Pena Blanca Lake
Santa Cruz County, AZ

Calm and Sunny!

  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Brown Elfin
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Sleepy Duskywing
  • White-barred Skipper

Brown Elfin

Fatal Metalmark

Gray Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

White-barred Skipper

Sleepy Duskywing

Rick Borchelt

Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Pinal County, AZ

Late afternoon at the Arboretum, mostly sunny and cool with temperatures in the upper 60’s F. Abundant nectar sources.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Mourning Cloak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Steven Glynn

Markham Park
Broward County, FL

Sightings from butterfly garden and nature trail areas only.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • White Peacock 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 9

Queen

Orange-barred Sulphur

Steven Glynn

Lucky Hammock and C-111 areas
Miami-Dade County, FL

Areas are just outside the entrance to Everglades NP

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 7
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Tropical Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Tropical Buckeye

Craig Marks

Abita Creek Preserve, Money Hill Pond and Talisheek Creek
St. Tammany Parish, LA

Much of Abita Creek Preserve was burned over the winter. Early sightings for Henry’s Elfins as well as odd b/c there were no redbud trees in sight.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Pearl Crescent 20+
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 15+
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10+
  • Horace's Duskywing 10+
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Amelia Grimm

Navy Wells
Miami-Dade County, FL

With L Williams and L Evans. 1:50pm to 3:15pm.

  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 3

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Steven Glynn

Okeeheelee Park
Palm Beach County, FL

Sightings from nature center area only

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Atala 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1

Atala

Ruddy Daggerwing

William D. Beck

Carr Canyon Rd nr Sierra Vista
Cochise County, AZ

Road still closed by USFS, but open to walking.

  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Brown Elfin
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Zela Metalmark

Zela Metalmark

Brown Elfin

Juniper Hairstreak

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Cameron County, TX

22 species. 87 degrees. Only 11 species in the butterfly garden which suffered damage this winter. Rest of species found in other open areas of Park.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 7
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Theona Checkerspot 1
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Band-celled Sister 1
  • Common Mestra 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem 4
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 5

Theona Checkerspot

Julie Appleget

Burnt Bridge Rd Homosassa tract Withlacoochee forest
Citrus County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 17
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Cynthia Bridge

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

The Zebra Cross-streak was initially found the previous day by Chris Balboni.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Zebra Cross-streak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak common
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak common
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Pavon Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Queen common
  • Mercurial Skipper 1
  • Potrillo Skipper 1

Zebra Cross-streak

Zebra Cross-streak

Mercurial Skipper

Mercurial Skipper

Potrillo Skipper

Pavon Emperor

Rick Borchelt

Madera Canyon
Pima County, AZ

All sightings near Santa Rita Lodge. Cool but sunny, light breeze, no obvious nectar sources.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Pearly Marble 1
  • Southern Dogface 1

Pearly Marble

Steven Glynn

Ralph E. Simmons State Forest
Nassau County, FL

Enjoyed a return visit, as I left the state. Weather was overcast and fifteen degrees cooler than a week ago. Still nice activity.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common

Carolina Satyr

Gemmed Satyr

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

60F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 1

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

60F fresh hatch, not a migrant

  • Painted Lady 1

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 8
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 4
  • Texan Crescent 15
  • Chestnut Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 3
  • Phaon Crescent 40
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • White Peacock 1
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 15
  • Mercurial Skipper 1
  • Hammock Skipper 2
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 8
  • Coyote Cloudywing 1
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 25
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 20
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Common Mellana 3
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 4
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Mercurial Skipper

Double-dotted Skipper

Chestnut Crescent

Hammock Skipper

Mercurial Skipper

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Hidalgo County, TX

14 species. 86 degrees and partly sunny. Conditions are dry and limited flowers.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 3
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Brett Badeaux

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Orange County, CA

Mostly sunny, 70f

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • California Dogface 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 12
  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 9
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Mormon Metalmark 26
  • Mournful Duskywing 7

California Dogface

Bramble Hairstreak

Brown Elfin

Mormon Metalmark

Rick Borchelt

Sonoita Creek State Natural Area
Santa Cruz County, AZ

Sunny, hot in the mid 80’s F along the Blackhawk Canyon Trail. Most sightings were along the very lower end of the trail near its juncture with Sonoita Creek trail along the wash. Many were in conjunction with a few blooming bushes of Barkley’s Ragwort.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 9
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Zela Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 6
  • Texan Crescent common

American Snout

Zela Metalmark

Pipevine Swallowtail

Texan Crescent

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Martinez
Contra Costa County, CA

60F

Spring Azure

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Spring Azure

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

w/ John & Ivy Gibbons.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 13
  • Phaon Crescent 23
  • White Peacock 8
  • Mangrove Skipper 14
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 13
  • Monk Skipper 4
  • Obscure Skipper 3

Obscure Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Monk Skipper

Mangrove Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

David H. Bartholomew

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Dry conditions, almost no flowers except some Desert Lavender bushes. Bob Gorman joined us on Tuesday, Ken Wilson came out Wednesday, and we managed 12 species over a two-day period. Tiny Checkerspot noticeably absent.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Becker's White 1
  • Spring White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 6
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 2 or 3
  • Sonoran Blue 20
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Wright's Metalmark 2
  • Mormon Metalmark 4
  • California Patch 12
  • Tiny Checkerspot 0
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1

Silvery Blue

California Patch

Becker's White

Bramble Hairstreak

Wright's Metalmark

Spring White

Spring White

Mormon Metalmark

Sonoran Blue

Sonoran Blue

Rick Borchelt

Lower Florida Canyon
Pima County, AZ

Warm cool midday in the canyon, few nectar sources beyond scattered Fairy Duster (Calliandra). Also noted was an unidentified hairstreak well up in the canopy of an oak. Both male and females azures were in flight, mostly puddling in damp spots along the stream (as were the scallop-wings).

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing 2

Golden-headed Scallopwing

Mourning Cloak

Mike A Rickard

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

Visiting lantana blossoms near the Visitor Center

  • Hidden-ray Skipper 1

Hidden-ray Skipper

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

65

65F

  • Anise Swallowtail 1

John Heyse

Briones Park
Contra Costa County, CA

63-67F

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Mourning Cloak 6

Mourning Cloak

Ken Wilson

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Mostly cloudy, moderate to gusty winds, 69 degrees. Only nectar source is fading desert lavender. Vegetation conditions look more like November than March. Little to no rain the past calendar year.

  • Spring White
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Sonoran Blue
  • Silvery Blue
  • Wright's Metalmark
  • California Patch

Wright's Metalmark

Sonoran Blue

Sonoran Blue

Silvery Blue

California Patch

Bramble Hairstreak

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands
Hidalgo County, TX

About 75 degrees, low wind, sunny. 29 species. Nice concentration of butterflies. Bordered Patch photo by Dorothy.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 2
  • Little Yellow 12
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 6
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Texan Crescent 13
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 5
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 7
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1

Checkered White

Celia's Roadside-Skipper

Bordered Patch

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

61F

  • Silvery Blue 1

Silvery Blue

Brett Badeaux

Santa Rosa Mountains
Riverside County, CA

Periods of clouds and sun, low 70s

  • Sara Orangetip
  • Gray Marble
  • California Dogface
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Brown Elfin
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Sonoran Blue
  • Silvery Blue
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Pacuvius Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing

Gray Marble

California Dogface

California Tortoiseshell

Sonoran Blue

Juniper Hairstreak

William D. Beck

Santa Catalina Mtns, Incinerator Ridge
Pima County, AZ

Sunny clear day at 8000 ft! 54F

  • Thicket Hairstreak 2

Thicket Hairstreak

Thicket Hairstreak

Ken Wilson

Santa Margarita River Preserve area near Fallbrook
San Diego County, CA

Mostly cloudy, light winds, 71 degrees. Conditions are very dry. No nectar source seen.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Painted Lady 1

Brett Badeaux

Near Fallbrook and Pala
San Diego County, CA

Sunny became cloudy around noon, high 60s.

  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Desert Orangetip 5
  • Bramble Hairstreak 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 4
  • Mournful Duskywing 8

Pale Swallowtail

Desert Orangetip

Desert Orangetip

Bart Jones

Gooch Rd.
Decatur County, TN

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 5

Spring Azure

Amelia Grimm

Key Deer National Refuge
Monroe County, FL

With L Williams.

  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 24
  • Mangrove Buckeye 3
  • Tropical Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Florida Duskywing 9
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Red Admiral

Jeanette Klodzen

White Rock Trail (Antelope Island)
Davis County, UT

sunny, low 50s

1st butterfly of 2018!!

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

62F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park
Contra Costa County, CA

61F
mustard white - first one at this site for 5 years.

  • Mustard White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Mustard White

Amelia Grimm

Yard on Big Pine Key
Monroe County, FL

With L Williams. 10:30am to 1:00pm.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Florida Duskywing 5

Karl and Dorothy Legler

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

98 degrees! Sunny. 36 species. Quit early because of heat! Substantial northward migration of Checkered Whites along north-running road even though breeze was from the north! (Thanks to Mike Rickard for pointing out the Crimson Patch and Long-tailed Skipper.)

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 6
  • Checkered White 10
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Large Orange Sulphur 4
  • Lyside Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • American Snout 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Crimson Patch 1
  • Texan Crescent 3
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Mexican Bluewing 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 7
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Sachem 1

Sleepy Orange

Bordered Patch

Checkered White

Julie Appleget

Withlacoochee bay trail
Citrus County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 5
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Queen 3
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 12
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Juniper Hairstreak

Aaron's Skipper

Erik Andersson

Dividend Rd. Eastern Tintic Mining District
Utah County, UT

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Jeanette Klodzen

1800 block of Hollywood Ave, Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny around 60s

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Daniel Jones

Progreso Lakes yard
Hidalgo County, TX

From 1 PM to 3:30 PM I would like comments on the Roadside-Skipper as it has field marks of Bell’s.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 6
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Carolina Satyr 15
  • Monarch 1
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 4
  • Mazans Scallopwing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 20
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Julia's Skipper 3
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Double-dotted Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Bell's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Julia Heliconian

Mazans Scallopwing

Double-dotted Skipper

Double-dotted Skipper

Bell's Roadside-Skipper

Turk's-cap White-Skipper

William D. Beck

nr Sitting Bull Falls
Eddy County, NM

  • Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Jim Springer

Big Sandy Creek Unit of Big Thicket National Preserve and roads just north of preserve
Polk County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Goatweed Leafwing 6
  • Carolina Satyr 15
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Zebra Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Juniper Hairstreak

Henry's Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

William D. Beck

nr Athens
Henderson County, TX

  • Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Melanie Link Taylor

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

Three different butterflies, all Painted Ladies, visiting rosemary and grape hyacinth.

  • Painted Lady 3

Painted Lady

Brian Ahern

Chito Branch Reserve
Hillsborough County, FL

Hiked 2.5 miles, 10:00 to 11:40. Temp’s warmed to mid 60’s. Sunny

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 12
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2

Southern Broken-Dash

Red-banded Hairstreak

Brett Badeaux

Fallbrook, various areas
San Diego County, CA

Partly cloudy, 60f

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Desert Orangetip 1
  • Sara Orangetip 15
  • Bramble Hairstreak 7
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Silvery Blue 5
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 3
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2

Sara Orangetip

Desert Orangetip

Gabb's Checkerspot

Western Tiger Swallowtail

William D. Beck

Spring Canyon SP
Luna County, NM

  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Sandia Hairstreak

Sandia Hairstreak

Sandia Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Mark and Holly Salvato

Withlacoochee Bay Trail, Crystal River
Citrus County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Whirlabout 2

Juniper Hairstreak

Mark and Holly Salvato

Goethe State Forest
Levy County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 17
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 38
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 18
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Phaon Crescent 10
  • Pearl Crescent 48
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 26
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Neamathla Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1

Little Metalmark

Neamathla Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Jeff Pavlik

McNamara Landing
Ingham County, MI

Sunny and 56 degrees.

  • Eastern Comma 1

Linda Cooper

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

12:45 - 4:15 p.m. Weather: 78-85 degrees, clear and breezy. Area very dry but recent burned areas have greened up nicely. Thistles were nectar source. Linda Cooper

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 7

Aaron's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Palamedes Swallowtail

Palmetto Skipper

Amelia Grimm

Big Pine Key
Monroe County, FL

  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Florida Duskywing 3

Red Admiral

Allen Belden

Pocahontas State Park
Chesterfield County, VA

Sunny, high near 60.

  • Spring Azure 3
  • Eastern Comma 1

Rick Cheicante

Bel Air, MD
Harford County, MD

One of the first and few days this year with a little built up warmth in the sunshine, albeit not much. Maybe broke 50F, with extra warmth in protected sunny glades.

  • Eastern Comma 4

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Sabal Palm Sanctuary and road to it.
Cameron County, TX

21 species. About 90 degrees. Partly sunny. Karl’s photo of Celia’s, Dainty Sulphurs and Large Orange Sulphur were seen only north of the border fence.

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Celia's Roadside-Skipper

Dusky-blue Groundstreak

Sickle-winged Skipper

Linda Romine

Buzzard Roost Rock Trail
Adams County, OH

Sunny, mid 50’s. Also saw 70 winter firefly adults and 2 Springtime Treetop Flasher firefly larvae.

  • Eastern Comma 4

Linda Romine

Lynx Prairie, Cline Rd
Adams County, OH

Sunny, mid-upper 50’s. The FOS Spring Azure was extremely fresh.

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 3

Michelle Smurl

Viera Scrub Sanctuary
Brevard County, FL

Hairsteak located in between marsh and scrub habitat.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Gray Hairstreak

Zebra Swallowtail

Bart Jones

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve and the western part of Joshua Tree National Park
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Spring White
  • Checkered White
  • Pearly Marble
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Silvery Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • California Patch
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Common Buckeye
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • Sleepy Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Small Checkered-Skipper
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper

Mormon Metalmark

Pearly Marble

Juniper Hairstreak

Sagebrush Checkerspot

Sara Orangetip

Small Checkered-Skipper

Spring White

Steven Glynn

Bevan WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Question Mark

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Spring Azure

Brian Ahern

Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

11:00-12:30. Hiked 2 miles. temps in high 70’s and partly cloudy.

  • Checkered White 3
  • Great Southern White 6
  • Barred Yellow 40
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Julia Heliconian 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 3
  • Queen 5
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Laura Wright

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Rusk County, TX

  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 5
  • Gemmed Satyr 5
  • Monarch 1

Michelle Smurl

Cruickshank Sanctuary, Viera
Brevard County, FL

  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Brett Badeaux

Agua Tibia Wilderness
Riverside County, CA

Partly cloudy, low 70s

  • Checkered White 1
  • Desert Orangetip 8
  • Sara Orangetip 15
  • Bramble Hairstreak 17
  • Brown Elfin 5
  • Acmon Blue 9
  • Wright's Metalmark 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 5
  • Variable Checkerspot 11
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 2

Variable Checkerspot

Sara Orangetip

Acmon Blue

Mormon Metalmark

Mike A Rickard

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

Common Brown-Skipper (Callimormus saturnus). First confirmed record of this species for the United States. On US checklists for many years as hypothetical.

  • Common Brown-Skipper 1

Common Brown-Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Temple Quarry Trail
Washington County, UT

Saw on flowers around the parking lot.

  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 1

Jeanette Klodzen

White Reef Trail
Washington County, UT

  • Becker's White 3

Becker's White

Jeanette Klodzen

Red Cliff Nature Trail
Washington County, UT

  • Sara Orangetip 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

59F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Ringlet 2

Common Ringlet

Pipevine Swallowtail

Silvery Blue

Sara Orangetip

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

Not lots of leps, but a few of the more uncommon ones the park offers. Bidens was in bloom as always, but it was thistles and prickly pear cactus flowers in which many species were found nectaring.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 14
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 13
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Monarch 16
  • Mangrove Skipper 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Monk Skipper 4
  • Obscure Skipper 2

Little Metalmark

American Lady

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mangrove Skipper

Monk Skipper

Obscure Skipper

Ken Wilson

San Dieguito River Park, Rancho Bernardo
San Diego County, CA

Party sunny, 66 degrees, breezy. Still not much playing here at this location. Mustard and Lotus are blooming. All butterflies and blooms were seen on a hilltop. This location has gotten only 0.14 inch of rain during the past week despite a recent storm that hit Southern California.

  • Sara Orangetip
  • Marine Blue
  • Silvery Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Monarch

Marine Blue

Silvery Blue

Brett Badeaux

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
San Bernardino County, CA

Full sun, 70f

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Becker's White
  • Spring White
  • Pearly Marble
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Brown Elfin
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Dotted Blue
  • Silvery Blue
  • Wright's Metalmark
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • California Patch
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Northern White-Skipper
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper

Sagebrush Checkerspot

Wright's Metalmark

Pearly Marble

Yucca Giant-Skipper

Dotted Blue

Julie Appleget

San Felasco Hammock trail
Alachua County, FL

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 12
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Southern Pearly-eye

Zabulon Skipper

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

55F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Anise Swallowtail 1

John Rosford

Retama Village north wall near Bentsen State Park
Hidalgo County, TX

Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak on scorpion-tail.

  • Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak 1

Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak

Tom Palmer

Hilochee WMA Osprey Unit
Polk County, FL

Lots of thistle, but very few butterflies

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Whirlabout 3

Laurel Rhodes

Babcock Webb WMA
Charlotte County, FL

With Dusty Rhodes. Temp 78F, winds 5-10 mph., full sun. Two hours. Nectar sources: Frogfruit, Thistle, Blackroot, Pineland Heliotrope, Bidens, Fleabane.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Queen 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Georgia Satyr

Little Metalmark

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

53F Painted Lady
later 59F the Pipevine Swallowtails

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Painted Lady 1

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

65F The Painted Lady was a migrant flying fast to the northwest.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Ron Smith, Brian Ahern & Randy Harrod

Elinor-Phipps Park
Leon County, FL

A short hour walk under cloudy conditions and temps near 60.

  • Carolina Satyr 40
  • Golden Banded-Skipper 2
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Golden Banded-Skipper

Hoary Edgegolde

Zabulon Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

45° breezy full sun on rutted puddled path in the woods, a mere 12 feet from Maryland. First for this year.

  • Question Mark 2

Question Mark

Denis C. Quinn

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

First of Year for both

  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 2

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

Ron Smith, Brian Ahern & Randy Harrod

Torreya State Park
Liberty County, FL

Partly cloudy, temps 60-72. Nothing in bloom, but lots to see. Photo credits- Ahern: Azure; Smith- E.Pine Elfin & Gemmed; Harrod- Texan, Henry’s Elfin & S.Pearly-eyed.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 17
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 11
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Henry's Elfin 7
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Spring Azure 25
  • Texan Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 27
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 13
  • Southern Pearly-eye 11
  • Gemmed Satyr 3
  • Carolina Satyr 34
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1

Spring Azure

Henry's Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Gemmed Satyr

Southern Pearly-eye

Texan Crescent

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

10:00-3:30, pleasantly warm. Wildflowers are finally getting started. Only butterfly unexpected today was a last minute Monarch fly-by.

  • Mustard White 7
  • Spring Azure 36
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 5
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Ringlet 16
  • Monarch 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 4
  • Mournful Duskywing 2

Spring Azure

Mustard White

California Tortoiseshell

Common Ringlet

Propertius Duskywing

Mournful Duskywing

Brett Badeaux

Rowland Heights
Los Angeles County, CA

Full sun, high 60s, weedy local walking area.

  • Sara Orangetip 6
  • Painted Lady 1
  • California Sister 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3

Tom Palmer

Hilochee WMA
Lake County, FL

Daisy Fleabane, Pickerelweed main nectar sources

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Palatka Skipper 1

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

70F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Silvery Blue 8
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Ringlet, Silvery Blue

Randy Harrod, Brian Ahern & Ron Smith

Ralph E. Simmons State Forest
Nassau County, FL

Sunny, 70s, but only had an hour or so to search. Found a beautiful and cooperative coachwhip.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Melanie Link Taylor

Valley of Fire
Clark County, NV

Saw this Metalmark Butterfly at the visitor’s center.

  • Mormon Metalmark 1

Mormon Metalmark

David H. Bartholomew

San Bruno Mountain
San Mateo County, CA

Warm day, very little breeze for a change. Lots of wildflowers in bloom, butterflies nectaring mostly on yarrow and lomatium. Main attraction today was the Bay Checkerspot which is being reintroduced after an absence at this location for many years.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Anise Swallowtail 36
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Large Marble 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 6
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Moss' Elfin 12
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Edith's Checkerspot 18
  • California Tortoiseshell 200+
  • American Lady 16
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Edith's Checkerspot

Anise Swallowtail

Bramble Hairstreak

Bramble Hairstreak

Field Crescent

Moss' Elfin

Allen Belden

Powhatan State Park
Powhatan County, VA

High in the low 80s. Very windy. Unseasonably warm weather after several weeks of below normal temperatures.

  • Falcate Orangetip 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Eastern Comma 5

Spring Azure

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Frontera Audubon, Weslaco, TX
Hidalgo County, TX

15 species. 80’s. Sunny.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Texan Crescent 3
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • White Peacock 2
  • Tropical Leafwing 2
  • Queen 1
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1

White Peacock

Denis C. Quinn

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

This Comma seen directly on PA/MD line in the woods.

  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Denis C. Quinn

Nottingham County Park, Nottingham PA 19362
Chester County, PA

Seen on road to McPhearson Lake.

  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Brett Badeaux

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Full sun up to low 80s. Area appears very dry.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Spring White
  • Checkered White
  • Pearly Marble
  • Desert Orangetip
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Silvery Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • California Patch
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Sleepy Duskywing
  • Pacuvius Duskywing
  • Northern White-Skipper
  • Common Sootywing

California Patch

Black Swallowtail

Variable Checkerspot

Spring White

Sleepy Duskywing

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Saw an Eastern Comma at Fontenelle Forest. It was around 50 degrees. Weather has not been good for butterflying so was surprised to see a butterfly

  • Eastern Comma 1

Dennis Holmes

Cabin & Limekiln Canyons south of Mesquite
Clark County, NV

Limekiln Canyon is in Mohave Co. AZ. These sightings included both March 30 & 31.

  • Desert Orangetip 3
  • Sara Orangetip 16
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Desert Elfin 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Mormon Metalmark 10
  • California Patch 2
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 7
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 7
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 12
  • Meridian Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper 2

Sagebrush Checkerspot

Rocky Mountain Duskywing

Meridian Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Desert Orangetip

Variable Checkerspot

Mormon Metalmark

Desert Elfin

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

72-77F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Karl and Dorothy Legler

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

34 species. 72 - 82 degrees. Partly sunny.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 5
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 2
  • Tawny Emperor 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 35
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Laviana White-Skipper 3
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 3

Southern Broken-Dash

Tawny Emperor

Checkered White

Red-bordered Metalmark

Variegated Fritillary

David H. Bartholomew

Coyote Ridge Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Ideal weather conditions, temperature in the mid-70s, high thin overcast. Joined a docent-led “Wildflower Tour”, but I was there for the federally protected Bay Checkerspots which were having a good day. There also was a good showing of multiple wildflowers.

  • Acmon Blue 6
  • Edith's Checkerspot 100+
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Common Ringlet 4

Edith's Checkerspot

Edith's Checkerspot

Acmon Blue

Edith's Checkerspot

Beth Wiechman

Sedgwick
Harvey County, KS

on my patio sunning itself

  • Red Admiral 1

Bart Jones

Great Smoky Mountains N.P., Chestnut Top and Schoolhouse Gap Trails
Blount County, TN

Beautiful sunny day with temps in the low 70s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • West Virginia White 25
  • Brown Elfin 5
  • Spring Azure 15
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Sleepy Duskywing

Spring Azure

West Virginia White

Brown Elfin

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

First butterfly of the year.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mark Adams

Sugar Hollow, about 10 miles west of Charlottesville
Albemarle County, VA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Silvery Blue 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Silvery Blue

Zebra Swallowtail

Amelia Grimm

Vacant lots on the Corner of 5th Street and Avenue B and C on Big Pine Key.
Monroe County, FL

With Leigh Williams. Sunny and 81 degrees. 11:35am to 1:30pm. Salt Marsh Fleabane, Sea Oxeye, Yellow Joywood and Seaside Heliotrope main nectar sources. Observing Red Admirals all over Big Pine Key still.

  • Great Southern White 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 10
  • Mangrove Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 5
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 4

Red Admiral

Mangrove Buckeye

Queen

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Fiery Skipper

Great Southern White

Mark and Holly Salvato

Torreya State Park, Bristol
Liberty County, FL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 28
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 37
  • Pearl Crescent 32
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Southern Pearly-eye 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 10
  • Carolina Satyr 34
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Gemmed Satyr

Henry's Elfin

Rick Cheicante

Bel Air, MD
Harford County, MD

Just over 50F with some warmth built up in protected sunny glades.

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 3

Spring Azure

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Trail.
Worcester County, MA

Commas and Cloaks everywhere🦋

  • Eastern Comma 6
  • Mourning Cloak 6

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Jill Gorman

The State Botanical Gardens of Georgia
Clarke County, GA

Warm, sunny day. It was noticed on a tree branch while hiking along the northern part of the White Trail.

  • Harvester 1

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Linda Romine

Shawnee State Forest
Scioto County, OH

Sunny to partly cloudy, mid 40’s to 60 degrees, light to moderate breeze. With J. Anno. First great day for butterflies, weather has been below average temps and above average rain/snow. Most sightings on the lower end of Bridle Trail #5. Brown Elfin on BT #12, E. Tiger on Forest Road #1.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Henry's Elfin 15
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Eastern Comma 7-8
  • Mourning Cloak 3-4
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3

Dan Thackaberry

Quitobaquito spring in Organ Pipe Cactus National Park
Pima County, AZ

  • Howarth's White 1