April 2018 Sightings

Dennis Holmes

Cottonwood Pass area of the Spring Mts.
Clark County, NV

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 2
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 1
  • Desert Elfin 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 1
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 2
  • Small Checkered-Skipper 1

Sheridan's Hairstreak

Mormon Metalmark

Desert Elfin

Allen Belden

Forest Hill Terrace neighborhood
Richmond city, VA

The first White M Hairstreak I’ve seen within the city boundaries since 2012.

  • White M Hairstreak 1

White M Hairstreak

Steven Glynn

Francis Marion NF
Charleston County, SC

Enjoyed exploring along FR-204 and FR-211 for about 2 hours.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 14
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Monarch 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3

Swallowtails

Southern Pearly-eye

Henry's Elfin

Michelle Smurl

Carleton Terrace, Cocoa, FL
Brevard County, FL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1

John Lampkin

Alderman's Ford Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
2 hours in bright sun; upper 70’s
Dismaying to see half the fields overtaken by exotic Cogon Grass.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 9
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 24
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2

Question Mark

Great Southern White

Great Southern White

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 16
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Steven Glynn

Ralph E. Simmons SF
Nassau County, FL

Mid-morning visit for two hours.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 13
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr abundant
  • Little Wood-Satyr common
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Little Wood-Satyr

Zabulon Skipper

Confused Cloudywing

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Noon to 4:30, about 70 degrees, 8 miles of walking. Mostly, the butterflies seen were on the Wildcat Canyon and Chamise Trails.

  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Mustard White 12
  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • Bramble Hairstreak 4
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 9
  • Silvery Blue 6
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 12
  • Propertius Duskywing 5
  • Mournful Duskywing 4

Propertius Duskywing

Bramble Hairstreak

Brown Elfin

Sara Orangetip

Pale Swallowtail

California Sister

Michelle Smurl

Scrub Preserve off Viera Blvd in Viera
Brevard County, FL

Warm, sunny day, very little wind.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Viceroy 1

Black Swallowtail

Brian Ahern

Chito Branch Reserve
Hillsborough County, FL

10:15-12:00, Hiked 2.5 miles, Sunny with temps in low 80’s. Dry and very little in bloom

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Delaware Skipper

Dennis Holmes

San Bruno Mt State Park
San Mateo County, CA

  • Moss' Elfin 1
  • Boisduval's Blue 2
  • Field Crescent 3
  • Edith's Checkerspot 2
  • Painted Lady 4

Edith's Checkerspot

Boisduval's Blue

Brett Badeaux

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Orange County, CA

Partly cloudy, low 60s

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 6
  • Sara Orangetip 30
  • Bramble Hairstreak 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Silvery Blue 8
  • Mormon Metalmark 8
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 2
  • Common Ringlet 12
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 2

Mournful Duskywing

Common Ringlet

Pale Swallowtail

Steven Glynn

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve
Okeechobee County, FL

Morning visit from 8:30 to 10:30.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Viceroy 2
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Palmetto Skipper 5
  • Dusted Skipper 4
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Palmetto Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Ocola Skipper, Dusted Skipper

Little Metalmark

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

64F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 19
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Red Admiral 1

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

61F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Monarch 1

Sharon Olson

Babson Park
Polk County, FL

Over the last several weeks, there has been an explosion of Great Southern Whites. I have been living down here over a decade and do not recall ever seeing so many every day.

  • Great Southern White 500+

Steven Glynn

Curly Putman Park in Princeton
Jackson County, AL

Explored the park area and the nearby powerline access road. Also included counts of butterflies seen along AL-65 highway.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 11
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common

Dan Thackaberry

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

  • Howarth's White 1

Venice Kelly

farrell dr. 2 miles west of pinecliffe 8,200' elevation
Gilpin County, CO

we are having a very slow start to butterfly season. lots of weird weather. some snow and cold and lots of fierce wind and clouds. but, today i saw my first mountain butterfly of this season. only one, but it made me glad.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Tuesday night we had a record low of 13 degrees with a high on Wednesday of 44. Today was around 55. I was a little surprised to see any butterflies, but did see 5 Eastern Comma

  • Eastern Comma 5

Jean Evoy

End of Cross Florida Barge Canal
Citrus County, FL

Dry, sunny and windy

  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Jean Evoy

end of the Cross Florida Barge Canal
Citrus County, FL

Hot, windy and very dry.

  • Great Southern White abundant
  • Little Yellow
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye

Denis C. Quinn

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

Seen mid afternoon after I was done work outside and eating my lunch. I had walked the woods’ edge and paths finding no other butterfly until this time today. Later in Nottingham Park a Comma.

  • Cabbage White 1

Denis C. Quinn

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

The only butterfly seen here on this 60° sunny afternoon, flying high and nectaring on Red Maple Pistl and staymens today.

  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Mark and Holly Salvato

Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area, near Holopaw
Osceola County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 54
  • Little Yellow 26
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 31
  • Northern Cloudywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 53
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Delaware Skipper 6
  • Palmetto Skipper 9
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 5
  • Twin-spot Skipper 13

Twin-spot Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Rebecca Smith

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Titusville- Peacock's Pocket
Brevard County, FL

  • Great Southern White 12
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Palatka Skipper 11
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2

Palatka Skipper

Jean Evoy

Lower Suwannee Wildlife Management Area
Levy County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Great Southern White
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Little Metalmark
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Little Wood-Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Broad-winged Skipper
  • Palatka Skipper
  • Monk Skipper
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Ken Wilson

Various locations to include Sabino Canyon & Madera Canyon
Pima County, AZ

Sunny, upper 70s, and breezy. Conditions remain quite dry in this region. Most places not in the mountains have gotten less than 1.5 inches of rain this water season. Hardly any nectar was seen. Water was absent at higher elevations.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Southern Dogface
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Bordered Patch
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Elada Crescent
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Empress Leilia
  • Queen
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Common Streaky-Skipper
  • White-barred Skipper

Bordered Patch

Golden-headed Scallopwing

Juniper Hairstreak

Red-spotted Purple

Tiny Checkerspot

Sagebrush Checkerspot

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

70F
Northern Checkerspot on Euryops daisy

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Monarch 1

Jeanette Klodzen

White Rock Trail (Antelope Island)
Davis County, UT

Surprised to find butterflies today — it was 48 degrees, mostly cloudy (spotty showers) and super windy.

  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3

Michelle Smurl

Halpatiokee State Park
Martin County, FL

Sunny, warm and dry conditions

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • White Peacock 3
  • Whirlabout 1

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

61F

Gray Hairstreak - my first of the year

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 8
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Common Ringlet 7

Gray Hairstreak

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Mostly sunny, humid, high 70’s. Checkerspots were only along the High Meadow Trail.

  • Pale Swallowtail 5
  • Mustard White 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sara Orangetip 5
  • Bramble Hairstreak 6
  • Spring Azure 10
  • Silvery Blue 5
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 3
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 38
  • Propertius Duskywing 3
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Umber Skipper 1

Variable Checkerspot

Sara Orangetip

Bramble Hairstreak

Spring Azure

Common Ringlet

Allen Belden

Pocahontas State Park
Chesterfield County, VA

Mostly sunny, high around 60.

  • Henry's Elfin 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 11

Juvenal's Duskywing

Henry's Elfin

John Lampkin

Fort DeSoto Park
Pinellas County, FL

With R. Epstein, S. Shaull D. Miller

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • White Peacock 1
  • Mangrove Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing common
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Obscure Skipper

Obscure Skipper

Obscure Skipper

John Heyse

berkeley marina
Alameda County, CA

60F

  • Large Marble 2

Large Marble

Brett Badeaux

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

Sunny, low 70s.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sara Orangetip common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 5
  • Brown Elfin 8
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Silvery Blue 8
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 3
  • Mormon Metalmark 10
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 4
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Lorquin's Admiral 3
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 3

Mourning Cloak

Fatal Metalmark

Sara Orangetip

Gabb's Checkerspot

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

It was around 60 degrees and cloudy

  • Eastern Comma 7

Eastern Comma

Venice Kelly

farrell dr. 2 miles west of pinecliffe 8,200' elevation
Gilpin County, CO

60F, sun, and 30 mph winds. i was surprised to see anything at all. three Hoary Commas braved the wind.

  • Hoary Comma 3

Hunter Hebenstreit

Jessamine Creek Gorge
Jessamine County, KY

  • Frosted Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juniper Hairstreak

Goatweed Leafwing

Frosted Elfin

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woods Trail.
Worcester County, MA

First Butterfly since weather weirdness🦋

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Michelle Smurl

Viera Preserve
Brevard County, FL

Sunny, warm day. <5mph winds.

  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • White Peacock 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Horace's Duskywing

White Peacock

Horace's Duskywing

Kathy Beza Richardson

Lake Anna State Park
Spotsylvania County, VA

seen all over the park, including shoreline while canoeing around the picnic area, count is likely modest and they were everywhere

  • Juvenal's Duskywing 25

Juvenal's Duskywing

Brett Badeaux

San Mateo Canyon Wilderness
Riverside County, CA

Sunny with cold wind until afternoon. very dry conditions

  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 4
  • Brown Elfin 6
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Mormon Metalmark 7
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • California Sister 6
  • Propertius Duskywing 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • Funereal Duskywing 8

Gabb's Checkerspot

Spring Azure

Pale Swallowtail

California Sister

Propertius Duskywing

John Lampkin

Sun City Center Nature Trails
Hillsborough County, FL

Low 80’s, bright sun.
2-4 pm

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Fiery Skipper 21
  • Whirlabout 2

Steven Glynn

Green Ridge State Forest
Allegany County, MD

Mostly sunny, 84 degrees during a late morning and early afternoon visit.

Spring is delayed here as well, as very few butterflies were on the wing.

  • Spring Azure 13
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Youghiogheny River Trail
Fayette County, PA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 1

David H. Bartholomew

Mountain View, Shoreline Park
Santa Clara County, CA

Trailside vegetation has been recently mowed to lawn height. Western Pygmy-Blues were still finding a few tiny flowers among the wreckage.

  • Anise Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 12
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Western Pygmy-Blue

Common Checkered-Skipper

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trail.
Worcester County, MA

Lots of Cloaks and Commas. Commas we’re flying too fast🦋

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 3

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Michelle Smurl

Vacant 5+acre lot near Dixon Blvd between US 1 and Indian River Rd
Brevard County, FL

Tons of nettle, lantana and spiderwort growing in this field/lot. Skippers present, didn’t get positive IDs.

  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1

Ken Wilson

Various locations in the western & coastal portions of the county
San Diego County, CA

Sunny.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Brown Elfin
  • Acmon Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Monarch

Brown Elfin

Acmon Blue

Mormon Metalmark

Monarch

Michael Diederich

Saw Mill River Parkway, Yonkers
Westchester County, NY

First Butterfly for 2018 - Seen off of the Saw Mill River Parkway.

  • Cabbage White 1

Chris Blazo

Wolf Lake Trail- Chambersburg
Franklin County, PA

A very slow start to butterfly life here in Franklin County.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

James A. Cline, Jr.

Fryeburg visitor's center
Oxford County, ME

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Rob Santry

Eight Dollar Mountain Road near Selma, Oregon
Josephine County, OR

This has been a very cool and moist April. Today was the first day that the temperatures hit 62 degrees and no rain! Flowering plants are starting to flower and butterflies are starting to show up. This was an exceptionally good day for Pearly Marbles!

  • Pearly Marble 24
  • Sara Orangetip 31
  • Spring Azure 14
  • Edith's Checkerspot 2
  • California Tortoiseshell 6
  • Propertius Duskywing 4

Pearly Marble

Pearly Marble

Pearly Marble

Renee Davis

Youngsville
Sullivan County, NY

Wonderful warm day, first of the season butterflies

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Denis C. Quinn

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

One PM at home and tried in our county park for other early butterflies to no avail, nor any others in the nearby fields edges.

  • Cabbage White 5

Denis C. Quinn

Holtwood, Pa route 372
Lancaster County, PA

Noontime while driving along Amish farmlands

  • Cabbage White 3

Allan R. Loudell

Just before MD/PA line
Cecil County, MD

Driving towards Nottingham, PA, saw a Cabbage White — my first butterfly of the year — about 10 A.M. In short order, saw Cabbage Whites behind the Wawa in Nottingham, PA, and then driving along Route 40 in New Castle County, DE

  • Cabbage White 1

Mark Adams

Sugar Hollow; Jarmans Gap, Shifletts Mill & Clark Rd.
Albemarle County, VA

11:00 - 16:45 EDT (break 13:40-14:20).
Sunny to partly cloudy, 73 - 83 deg F.
South wind 5-10 mph early, increasing to 10-15 mph by early afternoon. Falcate Orangetips were all males.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 14
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 16
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Variegated Fritillary

Falcate Orangetip

Sleepy Duskywing, Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silvery Blue

Jeanette Klodzen

Sentry Trail (Antelope Island)
Davis County, UT

48-53 degrees
Partly sunny

  • Clouded Sulphur 2

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 43
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 2

Shelby Heeter

Dunham Siding Rd
Warren County, PA

  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Morgantown
Monongalia County, WV

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 5
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Red Admiral 1

Falcate Orangetip

Curtis A. Lehman

Frienship Hill
Fayette County, PA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Red Admiral 2

Andrew Block

Silver Sands S.P., Milford,
Fairfield County, CT

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Falcate Orangetip 4

Falcate Orangetip

Falcate Orangetip

William D. Flack

Sturbridge Woods.
Worcester County, MA

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jim Wilkinson

Elkridge area
Howard County, MD

  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Clouded Sulphur

Raven Anthony Squire

Washington Park (Btw New York Ave & Palisade Ave), Union City
Hudson County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2

Jennifer Cole

Sugar Hill
Gwinnett County, GA

First Monarch I’ve seen for the 2018 season. Weather was sunny and time was 530pm.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

On Sunday we had snow and a high of 33. Tuesday we got to 45 degrees on on my weekly hike looking for butterflies at Lauritzen Garden I was surprised to find an Eastern Comma and then just down the path a pile of snow

  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Brian Ahern

3-D Spoil Island (restricted access), in Hillsborough Bay
Hillsborough County, FL

09:00-12:00, walked 4 miles along the entire dike perimeter of the island. Butterflies noted while conducting a shorebird survey. Temps in low 70’s, windy and sunny. Very little in bloom except for Sweet Clover and Bidens.

  • Checkered White 12
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 20
  • Gulf Fritillary 30
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Southern Skipperling 4

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woods.
Worcester County, MA

cool day, checking under logs and struck gold🦋🦋

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Lauren Adelman

Maymont, Via Florum
Richmond city, VA

Such a wonderful surprise to see a Monarch so early! Fluttering about iris and tree peonies before taking off Northward.

  • Monarch 1

Brian Ahern

Chito Branch Reserve
Hillsborough County, FL

16:30-18:00. 2.8 miles. low 80’s, Sunny. Thistles just beginning to bloom but very little else flowering.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 14
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Carolina Satyr 22
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 4

Little Metalmark

Brett Badeaux

Laguna Mountains
San Diego County, CA

Full sun, 60f, 2 Acmon/Lupine Blue

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Indra Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Spring White
  • Pearly Marble
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Brown Elfin
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Spring Azure
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Leanira Checkerspot
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Red Admiral
  • Sleepy Duskywing
  • Propertius Duskywing
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Pacuvius Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Juba Skipper

Pacuvius Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Boisduval's Blue

Indra Swallowtail

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woods.
Worcester County, MA

Finally a 50 degree day!

  • Mourning Cloak 3

Mourning Cloak

Walter Wallenstein

Everglades National Park, Long Key Nature Trail
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 11
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 6
  • Florida Leafwing 4
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Florida Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 6

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

63F Variable Checkerspot is somewhat early, very fresh

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 12
  • Variable Checkerspot 5
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Common Ringlet 7

Variable Checkerspot

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Sunny, high of 55

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 8
  • Red Admiral 1

Eastern Comma

Jeanette Klodzen

Little Cottonwood Trail (Little Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

65 degrees
partly sunny
2:30-5pm

  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 3

Denis C. Quinn

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

Staying low in breezy, sunny conditions with a low of 28° and a high of only 56° and seemingly nectaring on Purple Deadnettle, Roadside Penny-cress, Hairy Bittercress and Speedwell. Even a mile plus walk in woods and edges produced no more sightings.

  • Cabbage White 6

Denis C. Quinn

Below Kirkwood PA 2 miles on PA 472
Lancaster County, PA

With just under a hundred acres of rotational grass/legume pasture and meadows this is the only butterfly seen today. I was working in the fields for three hours for this single sighting.

  • Cabbage White 1

Rob Santry

Ash Creek Rd. 4 miles west of Interstate 5 and along State Hwy 96
Siskiyou County, CA

This is the earliest I’ve tried to butterfly here and it is quite a gamble, but both target species (California Crescent & Indra Swallowtail) are flying! Also of note is how many Silvery Blues I saw. This is the most I’ve seen in one locale.

  • Anise Swallowtail 5
  • Indra Swallowtail 4
  • Mustard White 6
  • Large Marble 3
  • Sara Orangetip 16
  • Bramble Hairstreak 4
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Silvery Blue 15
  • Acmon Blue 9
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • California Crescent 16
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Edith's Checkerspot 6
  • California Tortoiseshell 14
  • Mourning Cloak 6
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Propertius Duskywing 20

Acmon Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Ken Wilson

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park & Eagle Lake Refuge
Shelby County, TN

Sunny, 76 degrees. Some of what I saw during Meeman-Shelby Spring Count. This is not reflective of the final results of the count.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Falcate Orangetip
  • Henry's Elfin
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Red Admiral
  • Goatweed Leafwing
  • Monarch
  • Juvenal's Duskywing
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Zabulon Skipper
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Falcate Orangetip

Goatweed Leafwing

Horace's Duskywing

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Zabulon Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Kathy Beza Richardson

Louisa County High School
Louisa County, VA

  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10

Juvenal's Duskywing

Dennis Holmes

Along Ash Creek Road
Siskiyou County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 4
  • Indra Swallowtail 3
  • Mustard White 10
  • Large Marble 10
  • Sara Orangetip 20
  • Bramble Hairstreak 5
  • Arrowhead Blue 3
  • Silvery Blue 30
  • Acmon Blue 10
  • California Crescent 15
  • Mylitta Crescent 5
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Edith's Checkerspot 5
  • California Tortoiseshell 20
  • Common Ringlet 5
  • Propertius Duskywing 20

California Crescent

Edith's Checkerspot

California Crescent

Acmon Blue

Bramble Hairstreak

Bob Danley

Rattlesnake National Recreation Area (Lolo National Forest)
Missoula County, MT

Walked a loop of 2.7 miles (~1-3pm) along main trail and Spring Creek. Third day of high 50’s and sunshine. 59 individuals of 6 species, 17 unidentified Comma’s encountered.

  • Satyr Comma 4
  • Green Comma 23
  • Hoary Comma 5
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Mourning Cloak 7
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Hoary Comma

California Tortoiseshell

Mourning Cloak

Green Comma

Denis C. Quinn

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

I only counted the highest amount seen, at one time, during my 5 hours outdoors today. Sunny, Breezy with a high of 51°. None seen before 13:00

  • Cabbage White 6

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 1

Joanne Langabee

home
Sarpy County, NE

1st Cabbage white of the season in my backyard

  • Cabbage White 1

Alan R Mennig

White Horse Village Retirement Community
Delaware County, PA

1st butterfly this year with the exception of an unidentifiable fly-by a week ago

  • Cabbage White 1

Edward Perry IV

Three Lakes WMA
Osceola County, FL

Just a quick stop through to explore, was pleasantly surprised to find three Southern Oak Hairstreaks near the bridge. The Arogos and Palmetto skippers were on thistles on the entrance road cutting through the palmetto-pine flatwoods. All in all just about an hour spent surveying.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Arogos Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Palmetto Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Oak Hairstreak

Amelia Grimm

Saddlebuch Keys, roadside, nature trail and salt pan
Monroe County, FL

With Leigh Williams. Draught conditions.

  • Little Yellow 2
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 21
  • Mangrove Buckeye 23
  • Tropical Buckeye 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 1

Ken Wilson

Carroll Cabin Barrens Natural Area & other locations
Decatur County, TN

Sunny, 75 degrees. This is some of what I photographed during the Clifton Bend Spring Count. This is not reflective of the final count results.

  • Henry's Elfin
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Goatweed Leafwing
  • Sleepy Duskywing
  • Juvenal's Duskywing
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Sleepy Duskywing

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Michael Diederich

19 Chappaqua Mountain Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

First Butterfly seen at this location for 2018 - flying over large Andromeda Bush !

  • Eastern Comma 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Keystone State Park
Westmoreland County, PA

  • Spring Azure 4
  • Eastern Comma 5

Eastern Comma

Spring Azure

Edward Perry IV

Storage Ponds are of Viera Wetlands, Viera, FL
Brevard County, FL

Out photographing birds and counted some butterflies in the storage ponds area of the water reclamation facility at Viera Wetlands.

  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • American Lady 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1

American Lady

American Lady

Southern Skipperling

Eufala Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Chris Blazo

SGL #235 in Upper Horse Valley
Franklin County, PA

A nice, sunny day, but still unseasonably cool. 58 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Spring Azure 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Comma

Ronald Hedden

Pittstown State Forest
Rensselaer County, NY

Five butterflies in four hours.

  • Gray Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Brian Ahern

Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

10:00-11:30, 2.3 miles, low 80’s, Sunny with some wind. Lots of Bidens and Latana in bloom. First Oak Hairstreak of the season. strangely no Grass-Skippers were found

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 32
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 20
  • Dainty Sulphur 150
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 22
  • Gulf Fritillary 25
  • Julia Heliconian 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 11

Oak Hairstreak

Julia Heliconian

Michael Diederich

19 Chappaqua Mountain Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Ken Wilson

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Shelby County, TN

Partly cloudy surrounded by rain clouds, 68 degrees, breezy. All day rain up until the early afternoon created wet conditions. The Harvester was feeding on a snake carcass.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Harvester 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Harvester

Venice Kelly

sherwood creek drainage at caribou open space, 8,500' elevation
Boulder County, CO

this is the first nice day without wind all month. the temp was about 50F slight breeze and mostly sunny. i was out from noon to 1:30 pm.
all the snow from yesterday had melted by noon so a few butterflies came out.

  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 6
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Sheridan's Hairstreak

Mourning Cloak

Renee Davis

Youngsville
Sullivan County, NY

  • Eastern Comma 1

Allen Belden

Pocahontas State Park
Chesterfield County, VA

Mostly cloudy, high in the upper 60s.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 52

Denis C. Quinn

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

Today these butterfies made an appearance here, with Orange Sulphur, Question Mark, Mourning Cloak in open field and Azure inside woods.

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Question Mark

Spring Azure

Orange Sulphur

Mourning Cloak

Andrew Block

Madisonville Rd., Basking Ridge,
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Roaring Run Recreation Area
Armstrong County, PA

  • West Virginia White 25
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Eastern Comma 10

West Virginia White

Eastern Comma

Spring Azure

Chris Blazo

Williamson Redbud & Juniper Woodlands
Franklin County, PA

A great, sunny, warm day. 65 degrees with a slight, cool breeze.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Juniper Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Henry's Elfin

Mike Reese

Ball Rd. south of Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County, WI

My favorite road for finding my first Mourning Cloaks of the year did not disappoint! Not a lot of variety but double figures is good.

  • Mourning Cloak 10

Mourning Cloak

Mary Lynn Delfino

Springfield Bog Metro Park
Summit County, OH

Around 60 with abundant sunshine.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 1

William D. Flack

Woods Trail.
Worcester County, MA

Cloaks , Cloaks, and Cloaks🦋

  • Mourning Cloak 3

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Denis C. Quinn

Wesley Road and Stewart Run stream, about a mile west of Kirkwood PA-17536
Lancaster County, PA

Seen at 10:01 AM in cool 55° although sunny conditions, flying off north

  • Red Admiral 1

Ken Wilson

Mt Laguna
San Diego County, CA

Upper 70s, breezy. No ID white and duskywing seen.

  • Indra Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Brown Elfin
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Indra Swallowtail

Indra Swallowtail

Chris Blazo

Green Ridge State Forest
Allegany County, MD

My sightings come from Oldtown Orleans Rd., Mertens Ave., Kasecamp Rd., Bond’s Landing and Carroll Ave. I have no photos of the single Olympia Marble I was able to see with binoculars.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Olympia Marble 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 33
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 62
  • Silvery Blue 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 8
  • Sleepy Duskywing 15
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 100+
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Silvery Blue

Kathy Beza Richardson

Pony Pasture Park and the Wetlands (James River Park System)
Richmond city, VA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 20
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Pearl Crescent

Zebra Swallowtail

Allen Belden

Lake Anna State Park
Spotsylvania County, VA

Sunny turning cloudy and windy, high in the upper 60s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Henry's Elfin 5
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 67

Henry's Elfin

Jeanette Klodzen

Grandeur Peak Trail (Millcreek Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny - 65 degrees
3:45 = 6:30

Just made it to the 1st saddle at 7600 ft

  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3

Edward Perry IV

Sebastian Inlet State Park, south Brevard County side of park
Brevard County, FL

The coontie around the North Ranger Station are refoliating for the season and there are hundreds of atala chrysalis among the leaves. Some started eclosing this morning.

  • Atala abundant

Atala

Atala

Atala

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 3

Falcate Orangetip

Andy Birkey

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

7 days ago we were in a blizzard. Today, 70 degrees and first-of-year butterflies.

  • Eastern Comma 11
  • Mourning Cloak 3

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Marcus Gray

Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake
Orange County, FL

Noon - 1 pm. Overcast with a storm blowing in.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Cassius Blue 15
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2

Cassius Blue

Marcus Gray

Isleworth Golf & Country Club
Orange County, FL

1:30 - 3:00 pm. Overcast with rain approaching. Increasingly windy.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 5

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trail.
Worcester County, MA

Cloak🦋

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Andrew Block

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

  • Cabbage White 1

Walter Wallenstein

Private residence in Davie
Broward County, FL

Loads of butterflies in the yard today!

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 5
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 37
  • White Peacock 2
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Hammock Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 12
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Mid-70’s, with a gentle breeze. Wonderful hiking weather and the butterflies were enjoying it as well. Lots of checkerspots; almost all of them were males.

  • Pale Swallowtail 9
  • Mustard White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • Bramble Hairstreak 6
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 12
  • Variable Checkerspot 64
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 6
  • California Sister 8
  • Common Ringlet 72
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Umber Skipper 1

Northern Checkerspot

Pale Swallowtail

California Sister

Bramble Hairstreak

Propertius Duskywing

Sara Orangetip

Umber Skipper

Common Ringlet

Variable Checkerspot

Marcus Gray

St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park
Brevard County, FL

Not many nectar resources on the portions of the Green & Yellow Trails visited. The levee along the road appeared to have been mowed recently.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3

John Lampkin

Ralph E. Simmons State Forest
Nassau County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
Sun & clouds; upper 70’s
Satyrs were common, but separating the Little Wood-Satyrs from the Carolina Satyrs on the wing was a challenge.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • American Snout 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 3
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Little Wood-Satyr
  • Monarch 1

Southern Pearly-eye

Marcus Gray

Grand Harbor Golf Club
Indian River County, FL

Mock BioBlitz training with the environmental club comprised of residents living on the property.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 5
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • White Peacock 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 8

Polydamas Swallowtail

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and 62 degrees when the first butterfly - a Cabbage White visited for the spring of 2018!

  • Cabbage White 1

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woods Trail.
Worcester County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 3

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

John J. Collins

Hyper Humus
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Eastern Comma 6
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Brett Badeaux

San Mateo Canyon WIlderness
Riverside County, CA

Full sun, 70’s. This area seems delayed

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 5
  • Sara Orangetip 8
  • California Dogface 18
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 12
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 6
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • California Sister 6
  • Common Ringlet 8
  • Funereal Duskywing 1

California Dogface

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

Not lots of leps, but a nice variety with local highlights being a Queen, Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak & Little Metalmark.

  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 9
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 7
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Phaon Crescent 15
  • Queen 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 11
  • White Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Obscure Skipper 3

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Little Metalmark

Queen

Monk Skipper

Obscure Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

It was a gorgeous day, sunny, around 70.

  • Cabbage White 8

Kathy Barylski

Green Ridge; 15 Mile Creek Rd & Piclic
Allegany County, MD

4 hours in afternoon;sunny; temp rising from 64 to abt 70; Additional 30+ unid azures, 10+ unid duskywings, and 2 unid anglewings.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7-9
  • Falcate Orangetip 7
  • Spring Azure 20-30
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8-10
  • Silvery Blue 25
  • Question Mark 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 30-45
  • Sleepy Duskywing 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 15-20

Silvery Blue

Sleepy Duskywing

Silvery Blue

Brett Badeaux

Palomar Mountain
San Diego County, CA

Full sun low 60’s.

  • Spring White
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Brown Elfin
  • Spring Azure
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Common Buckeye
  • Propertius Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Afranius Duskywing
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Juba Skipper

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper

Mormon Metalmark

Boisduval's Blue

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Started out sunny, then got cloudy and then sunny again. Butterflies are coming out.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Spring Azure 20
  • Eastern Comma 3

Eastern Comma

Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Jim Wilkinson

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
Queen Anne's County, MD

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Road
Salt Lake County, UT

sunny - 64 degrees (6500 ft)
Walk from the gate to trail head about 1.5 miles

Counted only on my way to the trail head.

  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Hoary Comma 2
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Mourning Cloak 13

Jeanette Klodzen

Around the Cedar Fort Rodeo grounds
Utah County, UT

74 degrees - sunny - around noon

At a single nectar source saw the Juniper and Great Purple Hairstreaks and the Desert Elfin. Butterflying couldn’t be easier.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Desert Elfin 10+
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1

Great Purple Hairstreak, Desert Elfin

Great Purple Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Desert Elfin

Jean Evoy

Three miles north of Arcadia near the Peace River.
DeSoto County, FL

Several patches of thistles were seeing a lot of action. Sunny and a bit windy. Photo by Bill Evoy.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Great Southern White superabundant
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock
  • Monarch
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Glenn Koppel

Moraine State Park, McDaniels Boat Launch
Butler County, PA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 1

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woods Trail.
Worcester County, MA

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Andrew Block

22 Myrtle Blvd., Larchmont,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Andrew Block

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

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

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

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 2
  • Monarch 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Mangrove Buckeye

Mark and Holly Salvato

St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Fellsmere
Indian River County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Tawny-edged Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Fulvous Hairstreak

Curtis A. Lehman

Frick Park
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Mark and Holly Salvato

Palm Point Park, Gainesville
Alachua County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Tawny Emperor 8

Red-banded Hairstreak

Tawny Emperor

Mark and Holly Salvato

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
Alachua County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 12
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Checkered White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 43
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 13
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 25
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Delaware Skipper

Question Mark

American Lady

Ken Wilson

Tijuana River Valley & Border Field State Park
San Diego County, CA

Upper 70s, partly cloudy, breezy.

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Monarch

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Anise Swallowtail

Mike Reese. Karl Legler, Dorothy Legler

Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County, WI

55 degrees and sunny. First Olympia Marbles of the season.

  • Olympia Marble 7

Olympia Marble

Edward Perry IV

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

The morning started out cool and it had an effect on the leps, but by noon when things started warming up to about 80, the diversity increased. I was amazed we did not see a single hairstreak. Major nectar sources are Nuttall’s Thistle, Purple Thistle, Pickerelweed, Daisy Fleabane, Sweet Clover, and Bidens alba. Area surveyed was only entrance road and Powerline Road to bridge area.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 13
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 62
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 20
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 5
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 4
  • Confused Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 27
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Southern Skipperling 6
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 28
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 11
  • Byssus Skipper 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 3
  • Monk Skipper 53
  • Twin-spot Skipper 22

Gulf Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Pearl Crescent

Byssus Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Silver-spotted Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monk Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Steven Glynn

Stecoah Gap
Graham County, NC

Nice, sunny day. Spent four hours searching and trying for the best views of Dusky Azures and other nice butterflies in the area. Dusky’s seen were confirmed with views of the gray/dark topsides. About 8 other Azure “sp” were seen.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • West Virginia White 16
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Dusky Azure 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Falcate Orangetip

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

Dusky Azure

Dusky Azure

Denis C. Quinn

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

Sunny, high 75° and very breezy

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Question Mark 1

Jim Wilkinson

Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract
Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 12

Juvenal's Duskywing

Henry's Elfin

Jerry McCormick

Virginia
St. Louis County, MN

Hard to believe is snowed yesterday and that the temperature at the time was about 45 degrees.

  • Mourning Cloak 4

Mourning Cloak

Jeanette Klodzen

Gravel Pit Trail to Beacon Hill (Antelope Island)
Davis County, UT

mid-70s, sunny, windy

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3+

William D. Flack

Woodlands Trail.
Worcester County, MA

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 3

Eastern Comma

Gil Quintanilla

Lowe's in Pharr
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Mournful Duskywing 1

Mournful Duskywing

John Lampkin

Sun City Center Nature Trails
Hillsborough County, FL

Two visits, morning solo and afternoon With Joe Mustion
70-82
Fulvous Hairstreak is new for the site and appears to be established in Hillsborough County

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Zarucco Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 3

Fulvous Hairstreak

Great Southern White

Red-banded Hairstreak

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

10:30a.m.-4p.m. 75-86 degrees, 100% sun all day, light winds. Area continues very dry. Some recent burns should have good fall wildflowers. Nectar: Nuttall’s & Yellow/Purple Thistles, Daisy Fleabane, Yellow Colic Root. Amazing # of Monk Skippers! Sue Farnsworth, Linda Cooper

  • Zebra Swallowtail 12
  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 26
  • Great Southern White 20
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 13
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Viceroy 2
  • Queen 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 75
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Arogos Skipper 3
  • Delaware Skipper 26
  • Palmetto Skipper 40
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 66
  • Dusted Skipper 20
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 50

Monk Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Monk Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Monk Skipper

Amelia Grimm

Yard and surrounding woods on Big Pine Key
Monroe County, FL

With Leigh Williams. Other leps include Bumble-bee Hawk moth, Oleander Moth. Yellow milkweed, Little Strongback, Pintas, Poisonwood, Pisonia, and Locustberry blooming and being used as nectar plants in yard. Large Orange Sulphurs were nectaring on pink Periwinkles and Orange Geiger flowers.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Florida Duskywing 6
  • Monk Skipper 1

William D. Flack

Woods Trail.
Worcester County, MA

  • Eastern Comma 2

Eastern Comma

Curtis A. Lehman

Green Ridge State Forest
Allegany County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Olympia Marble 6
  • Falcate Orangetip 8
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 14
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 12

Falcate Orangetip

Olympia Marble

Sleepy Duskywing

Jim Wilkinson

Green Ridge State Forest
Allegany County, MD

duskywings I saw looked like mostly Juvenal’s; one azure in photo was dark blue above leading to ID as Spring Azure

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 4
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 11

Spring Azure, Silvery Blue

Henry's Elfin

Duskywing sp.

Silvery Blue

Andy Birkey

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

  • Eastern Comma 12
  • Gray Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 7
  • Red Admiral 1

Gray Comma