May 2018 Sightings

John Lampkin

Sun City Center Nature Trails
Hillsborough County, FL

70-80 Sun with some clouds
With Joe Mustion
Great Southern White is ovipositing on Virginia Pepperweed, Lipidium viginicum

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common

Clouded Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Great Southern White

Henry Kindervatter

Mercer County Park
Mercer County, NJ

After the others went home, I decided on the spur of the moment to check out the other area in the park where I have observed Falcate Orangetips - an apparent abandoned roadway along Hughes Drive (visible on aerial photos). I was there from 3:15 to 4:00 pm and was rewarded with an American Copper.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Falcate Orangetip 20
  • American Copper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

American Copper

Henry Kindervatter

Mercer County Park
Mercer County, NJ

I sent along an invitation via the North Jersey chapter of NABA to see if anyone was interested in joining me to see if we could observe the Falcate orangetips at Mercer County Park. There was an enthusiastic response and we had a group of six butterfliers, in all. We met at the park at 1:30 pm and walked along the power line area for about an hour and 15 minutes in near-perfect sunny weather with very little breeze and 77º F. In that time, we saw 29 Falcate Orangetips overall; 7 females, 3 fly-by individuals that could not be determined and the other 19 were males. This was the most Falcate Orangetips I have seen at the park (as best I can remember) in a single day and their numbers are definitely good this year, despite the late spring. Normally, they would be done by now, but they seem to be just reaching their peak and it may be possible to see them for another few days.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Falcate Orangetip 29
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Falcate Orangetip

Falcate Orangetip

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Falcate Orangetip

Glenn Koppel

State Game Lands 95
Butler County, PA

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 1

Eastern Comma

Red Admiral

Karlo Mirth

Forest Park
Queens County, NY

During a short lunchtime walk, I saw a smallish butterfly that was bright blue above. Expecting it to be a Spring Azure, it turned out to be a hairstreak. And instead of a Red-banded Hairstreak which can be expected now at this time, it was a just-emerged White M Hairstreak!

  • White M Hairstreak 1

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

67F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 4
  • Common Ringlet 10
  • Monarch 1

Variable Checkerspot

Northern Checkerspot

Allen Belden

Green Ridge State Forest -- Point Lookout Area
Allegany County, MD

Juniper-dominated shale woodland on steep east-facing slopes above the Potomac River. Observed Olympia Marbles for about seven hours over a two-day period (4/30 and 5/1). Difficult to estimate the number seen due to the steepness of the terrain, the rapidity of Olympia Marble flight, and the similarity to female Falcate Orangetips, which were more common. I saw at least four and very likely twice that number or more. Marbles observed nectaring on common dandelion, early saxifrage (Micranthes virginiensis), mouse-ear cress (Arabidopsis thaliana), and field-chickweed (Cerastium arvense). Smooth rock cress (Boechera laevigata), a host plant, prevalent. Males observed chasing one another and skirmishing. Spring Azure not determined to subspecies.

  • Zebra Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Olympia Marble
  • Falcate Orangetip
  • Henry's Elfin
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Spring Azure
  • Red Admiral
  • Sleepy Duskywing
  • Juvenal's Duskywing
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing

Olympia Marble

Juniper Hairstreak

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 11
  • Barred Yellow 10
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 13
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 22
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Phaon Crescent 16
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 11
  • White Checkered-Skipper 13
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 6

Great Southern White

Little Yellow

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Little Metalmark

Mangrove Skipper

Mangrove Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

The Red Admiral seen here was very dull/worn and appeared to be full of eggs as seen in picture. Nectaring on Purple Deadnettle, Lamium purpureum,

  • Cabbage White 18
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Denis C. Quinn

Nottingham County Park, Nottingham PA 19362
Chester County, PA

Seems like very little in butterflies here this year and I think could it be due to the very quick 95% dieoff of Pitch Pines here? Southern Pine Beetle. Many trees broken and falling with far too much fuel in the area now. Sad!

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Denis C. Quinn

Mason/Dixon Road 1 mile west of US 222
Lancaster County, PA

Former construction site with all old materials pushed into individual piles somewhat centralized about ten+ years ago. This area has grown from weedy fields to now a jungle of Greenbrier and Blackberry for the most part and almost impenetrable.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

It was cloudy all day and winds around 14 mph.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 3

Cabbage White

Black Swallowtail

Kathy Beza Richardson

Louisa County High School
Louisa County, VA

77 degrees, full sun

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Juvenal's Duskywing

Mary Bush

Yorktown Beach
York County, VA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Tom Palmer

Platt Branch WEA
Highlands County, FL

Site access is by foot only. Surveyed all taxa from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Windy, partly cloudy

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 9
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 11
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Georgia Satyr 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Southern Broken-Dash

Little Metalmark

Georgia Satyr

Bo Zaremba

Newburyport, MA
Essex County, MA

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Bo Zaremba

Fowl Meadow, Milton, MA
Norfolk County, MA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Henry's Elfin 5
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Mourning Cloak 1

David H. Bartholomew

Purisima Creek Redwoods OSP
San Mateo County, CA

Cold and foggy most of the day. The sun only appeared for about 30 minutes, 11:30 - 12:00. A warm sunny day would be much more productive as there are lots of wildflower attractants.

  • Mustard White 3
  • Sara Orangetip 5
  • Field Crescent 4
  • Variable Checkerspot 6

Field Crescent

Mustard White

Denis C. Quinn

Susquehanna River just above US route 40 (east side of river)
Cecil County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woods Trail and Westville Dam.
Worcester County, MA

Loads of stuff

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Mourning Cloak 3

Mourning Cloak

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Breezy, humid with sunshine and 85 degrees!

  • Cabbage White 2

Marcus Gray & Audubon International Staff

The Rensselaer Technology Park Campus
Rensselaer County, NY

Butterflies passively seen during a Monarchs In The Rough demonstration site planting.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

David L. Amadio

Green Ridge State Forest
Allegany County, MD

Unseasonably hot just over 90. Most of the Duskywings were puddling along Carroll Rd where water flowed from mountainside across the road.Fairly careful observation did not indicate any Dreamy Duskywings.Observed a male Falcate Orangetip relentlessly pursuing a female Olympia Marble.In addition one anglewing & two dark Swallowtails were observed.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 9
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Olympia Marble 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Silvery Blue 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 47
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 80
  • Cobweb Skipper 7

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Falcate Orangetip

Silvery Blue

Sleepy Duskywing

Cobweb Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Henry Kindervatter

Mercer County Park
Mercer County, NJ

Back to Mercer County Park later in the afternoon; I am combining sightings from the power lines area and the “abandoned roadway” area. There was a sustained 15 mph wind and it was mostly sunny and 91º F at 3:15, when I arrived. I spent 45 minutes at the power lines and another hour at the roadway. At the power lines there were 3 Falcate orangetips, 1 Eastern tailed-blue, 1 Spring Azure and 1 Juvenal’s duskywing; all the other butterflies were from the abandoned roadway and surrounding wooded areas. Nearly all were females (18 of 22 overall). There was one fly-by swallowtail (fortunately it was a Black Swallowtail male - easily identified).

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Falcate Orangetip 22
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Falcate Orangetip

Linda Cooper

Three Lakes WMA, Williams Rd Unit
Osceola County, FL

10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Weather: 78-85 degrees, winds 9-14 mph, sun a.m.-90%, p.m.-50% Nectar: Cirsium horridulum, C. nuttallii, Erigeron spp, Phyla nodiflora, Pluchea spp, Serenoa repens, Justicia angustifolia. Area very dry. Sue Farnsworth, Linda Cooper

  • Zebra Swallowtail 22
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 37
  • Great Southern White 20
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • White Peacock 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Queen 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 7
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 16
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Arogos Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 17
  • Palmetto Skipper 5
  • Dusted Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 8

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Dotted Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Southern Cloudywing

Southern Cloudywing

Palamedes Swallowtail

Steven Glynn

Tallahala WMA near Newton
Newton County, MS

Mid-afternoon visit.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 14
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Goatweed Leafwing 2
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Hoary Edge 4
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 8

Red-spotted Purple

Hoary Edge

Goatweed Leafwing

Steven Glynn

Oakmulgee WMA
Bibb County, AL

Late morning visit to see what was flying.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 7
  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 18
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 11
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 11
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 9
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 8
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Hoary Edge 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 4

Spicebush Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Little Glassywing

Denis C. Quinn

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

Today felt like summer with a high of 91°, full sun and breezy.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Spring Azure 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1

Brett Badeaux

Pine Valley and nearby
San Diego County, CA

Full sun high 60’s. Two unidentified whites. Likely Lupine blues (Icaricia monticola) but I am having trouble telling them apart from Acmon

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Arrowhead Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • California Sister
  • Propertius Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Afranius Duskywing
  • Juba Skipper
  • Rural Skipper

Boisduval's Blue

Arrowhead Blue

Acmon Blue

Mike Reese

Various locations along Brockway Rd.
Jackson County, WI

2-5:00
I was expecting that I might find my first Brown Elfin or Hoary Elfin of the year. I found neither, but was amazed at how much I did find!

  • Olympia Marble 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Jeanette Klodzen

Lower Calf Creek Falls Trail
Garfield County, UT

4 UnID’d Duskywings

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Field Crescent
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Steven Glynn

Lexington WMA
Cleveland County, OK

Late afternoon visit from 3pm to 5:30pm. Outis Skipper is a “possible” sighting. Confused by this one.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Goatweed Leafwing 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Hoary Edge 11
  • Southern Cloudywing 4
  • Northern Cloudywing common
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Outis Skipper 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Dusted Skipper 2
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 2

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Gorgone Checkerspot

Dusted Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Southern Dogface

Outis Skipper ??

Allen Belden

Powhatan State Park
Powhatan County, VA

Sunny, high in the upper 80s.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 25
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 25
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 18
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10

Chris Edwards

Shimek State Forest
Lee County, IA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 35
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 19
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 13
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 12

Venice Kelly

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

we had 18” of snow yesterday. today the temperature raised to 55 F melting most of the snow and bringing out a few butterflies along farrell dr. i was out later in the day around 2:30 to 3:30 pm. i included a photo of farrell dr. the creek runs along near the road but isn’t visible in the picture. the 3 Green Commas that I saw and photographed each have a slightly different dot pattern on the rear wings. i have noticed that farrell dr often has species variation in the butterflies, especially the commas.

  • Green Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Brett Badeaux

Elsinore Peak and nearby
Riverside County, CA

Full sun up to 80F, heated up early. 1 unidentified sulphur. Some noticeable absences like Anise Swallowtail.

  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Brown Elfin
  • Spring Azure
  • Acmon Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Callippe Fritillary
  • Gabb's Checkerspot
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady
  • California Sister
  • Mournful Duskywing

Variable Checkerspot

Callippe Fritillary

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

It was a perfect day for going butterflying after the last 4 days being rainy and cloudy. It was around 70 degrees and sunny. Saw the first Monarch of the season

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 83
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Question Mark

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Black Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Black Swallowtail

Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Kathy Beza Richardson

Powhatan State Park
Powhatan County, VA

Sunny, warm (86 degrees)

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Pipevine Swallowtail

Zabulon Skipper

Carolina Satyr

Carolina Satyr

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Lady

Rich Kelly, Seth Ausubel, Stephane Perrault

Greentree Estate, Manhasset
Nassau County, NY

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Steven Glynn

Hagerman NWR
Grayson County, TX

Later afternoon visit and butterfly searching.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Bell's Roadside-Skipper 2

Variegated Fritillary

Bell's Roadside-Skipper

Bell's Roadside-Skipper

Steven Glynn

Lexington WMA
Cleveland County, OK

Return visit in the morning, from 9:15 to Noon. Outis Skippers and Common Roadside-Skipper were all seen before 10am.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 1
  • American Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 8
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Hoary Edge common
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Northern Cloudywing common
  • Outis Skipper 2
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Dusted Skipper 4
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Sachem

Outis Skipper

Outis Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Common Roadside-Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Mark and Holly Salvato

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 20
  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 6
  • Little Yellow 14
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Queen 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 15
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 44
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Arogos Skipper 7
  • Delaware Skipper 13
  • Palmetto Skipper 3
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 72
  • Twin-spot Skipper 8

Red-banded Hairstreak

Dusted Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Little Metalmark

Arogos Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

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

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3

Mangrove Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Denis C. Quinn

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

One of several fields that have not been plowed under for at least ten years that I am aware of on this farm.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Meadow Fritillary 11

Meadow Fritillary

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Marsh Trail.
Worcester County, MA

Spring Azures everywhere with Mourning Cloak Accents, and just one Cabbage White🦋

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 12
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Mourning Cloak

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Surveyed entrance road to loop west to cross road and back around to entrance road, then Cemetery Road. Weather was warm and partly cloudy. Major nectar sources: purple and Nuttall’s thistle, daisy fleabane. This property is being managed well and recent prescribed fires hold promise of a great fall bloom. It was nice to run into other butterfly enthusiasts the Salvatos. EPerry & RWarner

  • Zebra Swallowtail 16
  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Great Southern White 9
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 13
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Queen 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 13
  • Swarthy Skipper 5
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 41
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Arogos Skipper 14
  • Delaware Skipper 21
  • Palmetto Skipper 9
  • Monk Skipper 61
  • Dusted Skipper 70
  • Twin-spot Skipper 29

Dusted Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Swarthy Skipper

Monk Skipper

Great Southern White

Zarucco Duskywing

Dusted Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Pearl Crescent

Tawny-edged Skipper

Dusted Skipper, Twin-spot Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Tawny-edged Skipper

Little Metalmark

Southern Broken-Dash

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Kathy Beza Richardson

Cavalier Wildlife Management Area
Chesapeake city, VA

partly cloudy, 82 degrees

  • Viceroy 1

Viceroy

Sue Bodenner

The Villages, Lady Lake, Fl
Sumter County, FL

  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Sue Bodenner

The Villages, Lady Lake, Florida
Sumter County, FL

In our backyard. We’ve been planting host and nectar plants.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Monarch abundant

Giant Swallowtail

Steven Glynn

Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Area
Hempstead County, AR

Wonderful spot. Late morning to early afternoon visit. Sunny and hot, which probably kept some species cooling in the woods.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Southern Dogface 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • American Snout common
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 9
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Hoary Edge 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2

Viceroy

Goatweed Leafwing

Monarch

Swarthy Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Clifford Hence

John Heinz NWR at Tinicum
Delaware County, PA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Bob Danley

Howard Creek Rd., ~20 miles west of Lolo; Lolo National Forest
Missoula County, MT

Surveyed 1.25 miles of gravel road bordering Howard Creek and mature coniferous forest from noon to 1pm. Temps were high 60’s, sunshine, no wind. Everything except the Orangetips were “mud puddling”. Big Spring Azure showing, an additional 54 Blues were unidentified, likely Azure’s also. Fifteen Comma were unidentified.

  • Sara Orangetip 4
  • Brown Elfin 38
  • Hoary Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 73
  • Satyr Comma 2
  • Green Comma 15
  • Mourning Cloak 5

Brown Elfin

Spring Azure

Satyr Comma

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

80 degrees, wind around 6 mph and sunny. This is part of the ongoing citizen science research to see the number of butterflies in the forest.

  • Cabbage White 62
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 13

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Gray Hairstreak

Cabbage White

Kathy Beza Richardson

Cavalier Wildlife Management Area
Chesapeake city, VA

  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Least Skipper 1

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Mary Lynn Delfino

Dix Park, Ravenna
Portage County, OH

73 degrees, partly sunny, calm winds.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Mourning Cloak

Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Mary Lynn Delfino

Springfield Bog Metro Park
Summit County, OH

Temps in the upper 60s, partly sunny, light breeze.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Black Swallowtail

Mike Reese

Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County, WI

  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Green Comma 4
  • Gray Comma 2
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1

Green Comma

Eastern Pine Elfin

Compton Tortoiseshell

Spring Azure

Green Comma

Andrew Block

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

Rich Kelly

Jones Beach State Park
Nassau County, NY

  • Cabbage White 6
  • American Copper 20
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • American Lady 15
  • Painted Lady 1

Gray Hairstreak

American Copper

Jeanette Klodzen

Johnson Pass (Stansbury Mts)
Tooele County, UT

high clouds, 70 degrees

Just wander through the Junipers and sagebrush. I was looking specifically for the Pearly Marble (lifer).

  • Large Marble 3
  • Pearly Marble 1
  • Clouded Sulphur

Large Marble

Pearly Marble

Pearly Marble

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 10
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Denis C. Quinn

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

While spreading “mushroom soil” on the field midday

  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile south of Kirkwood, PA 17536
Lancaster County, PA

Same field as yesterday, and at 10:00 AM yoday

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 7

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trail.
Worcester County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 5

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

John J. Collins

Raritan Greenway
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Pamela Jean Bailey

Portland
San Patricio County, TX

I saw a Pipevine Swallowtail in my backyard on my key lime tree.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

Glenn Koppel

Shenango Trail
Mercer County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • West Virginia White 11
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Horace's Duskywing

West Virginia White

Bob Danley

Bass Creek NRA Trail, Bitterroot National Forest
Ravalli County, MT

Walked about a mile on Bass Creek Trail through moist mature coniferous forest from 10:40-12:50. Temps were 58 to 72F, 5 mph wind, clear skies. Eight Blues and six Commas went unidentified.

  • Mustard White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 8
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Western Pine Elfin 13
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Green Comma 5
  • Oreas Comma 1
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 7

Mourning Cloak

Western Pine Elfin

Sara Orangetip

Oreas Comma

Spring Azure

Bo Zaremba

Newburyport
Essex County, MA

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 8
  • American Lady 1

Henry's Elfin

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

10:15 AM to 12:30 PM; mostly clear skies with temperatures 65 to 71 F; wind gusts 4 to 8 mph; with Della Wells.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Spring Azure 12

Denis C. Quinn

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

Seemed early, considering most other butterflies being late this year to see a Red-spotted Purple today. Spicebush looked quite worn. Working so no pix today.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Denis C. Quinn

2 miles south of Kirkwood, PA
Lancaster County, PA

Large open pasture land, with half untouched, so far this year, and full of blooming dandelion. Cattle rotation on other half so far.

  • Cabbage White 36
  • Orange Sulphur 5

John J. Collins

Greenway Meadows Park, Princeton
Mercer County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 3

James A. Cline, Jr.

Brownfield Bog
Oxford County, ME

  • Eastern Pine Elfin 10

Eastern Pine Elfin

Michael Diederich

Chappaqua Friends, Route 120, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Rich Kelly, Nancy Tognan

Hempstead Lake State Park
Nassau County, NY

  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Steven Glynn

Shawnee NF
Scioto County, OH

  • Pipevine Swallowtail common
  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail common
  • West Virginia White 1
  • Harvester 2
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Henry's Elfin 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure common
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing abundant
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common

Henry's Elfin

Harvester

Dreamy Duskywing

'Summer' Spring Azure

Zebra Swallowtail

John Heyse

crockett hills park, crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

67-69F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 2
  • Lorquin's Admiral 5
  • Common Ringlet 2

Sara Orangetip

Lorquin's Admiral

Variable Checkerspot

Raven Anthony Squire

Washington Park (NY Ave & Palisade)
Hudson County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 2

Brett Badeaux

Fallbrook near Santa Margarita River
San Diego County, CA

Full sun high 70’s.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • California Dogface 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Sylvan Hairstreak 2
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Square-spotted Blue 4
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 12+
  • Satyr Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Lorquin's Admiral 7
  • California Sister 4
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 5

Sylvan Hairstreak

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

Great day for butterflying

  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4

Edward Perry IV

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

Many atala adults, larvae, eggs around north Ranger Station where hostplant grows.

  • Atala

Atala

Atala

Atala

Atala

Jeanette Klodzen

The Ranch on Antelope Island
Davis County, UT

Just walked around the grounds at the Ranch.

4:45 - 5:30pm

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Field Crescent
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Juba Skipper

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Another great day of butterflying, average temperature 75, wind around 7 mph.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White \6
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 4
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 11
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red Admiral

Question Mark

Eastern Comma

Andrew Block

Rocky Pt. Pine Barrens S.F., Rocky Pt.,
Suffolk County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5

Steven Rosenthal

Fireman's Memorial Park, Point Lookout
Nassau County, NY

FOY/FOS Monarch, just before 10am while heading south back to the car- it was headed north; also very fresh male black swallowtail.

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

Jim Wilkinson

Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area
Washington County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1

Eastern Comma

American Lady

Ronald Hedden

Pittstown State Forest
Rensselaer County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Pine Elfin

Harry Zirlin

Route 72 MM 9 and Warren Grove
Ocean County, NJ

Spring Azure was fresh new brood

  • Brown Elfin 6
  • Hoary Elfin 10
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 12
  • Spring Azure 10
  • American Lady 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5

Hessel's Hairstreak

Ahmet Baytas

Great Swamp Management Are
Washington County, RI

11 am-2 pm.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 5
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 16
  • American Lady 1

Allen Belden

James River Park: Pony Pasture and nature center areas
Richmond city, VA

Sunny, high around 85. Many larger species, such as Eastern Tiger and Spicebush Swallowtails have been scarce this year. All of the Zabulon Skippers were males.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Silvery Checkerspot 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 12

Silvery Checkerspot

Zabulon Skipper

Brendan Cramphorn

South Hamilton
Essex County, MA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 10
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 15
  • White M Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 6

Mark and Holly Salvato

Torreya State park, near Bristol
Liberty County, FL

Late afternoon (4 to 6 PM) walk down the Stone Bridge Trail.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 35
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 38
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 5
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 13

Little Wood-Satyr

Banded Hairstreak

Hackberry Emperor

Banded Hairstreak

Mark and Holly Salvato

Suwannee River State Park, near Live Oak
Suwannee County, FL

Fire breaks along the Park’s boundary had been thoroughly mowed, which eliminated many of the flowers, along with the chances of finding many specialties.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 13
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 4

Red-banded Hairstreak

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

Started looking at leps when the birding slowed down. 3rd park record of Zebra Swallowtail (2 others 4/’05 & 9/’05 by L.Atherton).

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 5
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 12
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 23
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 13
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 7

Great Southern White

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

American Lady

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Gulf Fritillary

Checkered White

Zebra Swallowtail

John J. Collins

Hacklebarney State Park
Morris County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Marcus Gray & Family

Dutch Gap Conservation Area
Chesterfield County, VA

A couple hours before dark. 85F and sunny. Blackberries are blooming. Photos by Victoria Gray.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 10

Zabulon Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Lady

Zebra Swallowtail

Bart Jones

Gooch Rd.
Decatur County, TN

Sigtings during a Tennessee Native Plant Society field trip. Butterfly numbers are still much lower than average. Great Spangled Fritillary sighting is early.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Goatweed Leafwing
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Little Glassywing
  • Zabulon Skipper

John Lampkin

Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

Part of the Spring 2018 NABA “Bullfrog Creek” count.
With J. Evoy, S. Farnsworth and J. Mustion
9:45-1:30; 73-81 100% overcast. The colony of Julias persists.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 23
  • Great Southern White 46
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 18
  • Dainty Sulphur 176
  • Ceraunus Blue 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 29
  • Julia Heliconian 9
  • Zebra Heliconian 25
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Queen 9
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 12
  • Monk Skipper 1

Julia Heliconian

Mark and Holly Salvato

Torreya State park, near Bristol
Liberty County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 6
  • King's Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 27
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 8
  • Southern Pearly-eye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Texan Crescent

Southern Pearly-eye

King's Hairstreak

Spring Azure

Oak Hairstreak

Texan Crescent

Bob Danley

Blue Mountain (USFS property), moist gravel site-6 miles west on Forest Service Rd. 365
Missoula County, MT

Visited spot twice 1.5 hrs apart for combined 30 minutes, totals reflect this. Conditions mostly same: sunshine, no wind, ~60F. Habitat: unshaded, moist gravel from snow melt, recent rains…immediate to mature Ponderosa Pine forest.
Silvery Blue was first of year.

  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Western Pine Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 12
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Green Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Brown Elfin

Spring Azure

Silvery Blue

Western Pine Elfin

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Cabbage White 22
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Edward Perry IV

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

An overcast, mild day turned worse for lepping when the rain set in. Surveyed from 8:30 to 2:30 and saw little for a location that is usually alive with activity. One great shot of a Red-banded Hairstreak made the day! EPerry and RWarner

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue abundant
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • White Peacock 6
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Monk Skipper 1

Ceraunus Blue

Banded Hairstreak

Phaon Crescent

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Road
Salt Lake County, UT

In the 50s with spotty sunshine
Just walked the road 1.5 miles to the actual trail and back. Everything was seen on the return trip as the sunny decided to stay out longer.

Unknown White.

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Silvery Blue
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing
  • Juba Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Cleveland NF Road 7501 and Tenaja Falls Trail
Riverside County, CA

Excursion with Robert Gorman. Few butterflies to be seen, it was cold and cloudy most of the day.

  • Square-spotted Blue 3
  • Mormon Metalmark 3

Square-spotted Blue

Mormon Metalmark

David H. Bartholomew

San Clemente
Orange County, CA

Near the coast, with Robert Gorman.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Wandering Skipper 4

Wandering Skipper

Mike Reese

Ada Lake area
Forest County, WI

77 degrees and sunny when I got there at 3:00 but clouded up by 4:00. These appeared to all be males patrolling for females as they never stopped except for a couple on the road to briefly mineralize.

  • West Virginia White 14

West Virginia White

Mike Reese

Dunbar Barrens
Marinette County, WI

77 degrees and sunny. The butterflies were not very cooperative today. 4 unidentified duskywings, 3 unidentified elfins, and no photo of the Chryxus Arctic, my target species for today.

  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Hoary Elfin 7
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Chryxus Arctic 1

Hoary Elfin

Brendan Cramphorn

South Hamilton
Essex County, MA

  • American Copper 15
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1

Bob Danley

Pattee Canyon RA (Lolo NF) and Deer Creek Rd.
Missoula County, MT

Spent 12:30-3pm covering 1.5 miles of trail and gravel road (moist ditch). Temps hit high of 78F w/sunshine, no wind. Five Comma went unidentified. The Two-banded Checkered-Skipper were first of year.

  • Sara Orangetip 10
  • Brown Elfin 8
  • Hoary Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 71
  • Green Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 2

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper

Hoary Elfin

Bo Zaremba

Newburyport
Essex County, MA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

Andrew Block

Henry St., Scarsdale,
Westchester County, NY

just past the school going towards Old Army Rd.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Jim Wilkinson

Billy Goat Trail
Montgomery County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Brendan Cramphorn

South Hamilton
Essex County, MA

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 20
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 6
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 10
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1

David H. Bartholomew

Laguna Mountains, various locations
San Diego County, CA

With Robert Gorman. Afternoon of May 14, cold and windy, little to be seen. Most of the day on May 15, it was comfortably warm and many more butterflies were out there enjoying it. In addition to the butterflies listed we saw a few other duskywings either Mournful or Funereal.

  • Indra Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 5
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Dotted Blue 1
  • Melissa Blue 12
  • Boisduval's Blue 100+
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Mormon Metalmark 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Sleepy Duskywing 8
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2

Boisduval's Blue

Acmon Blue

Indra Swallowtail

Hedgerow Hairstreak

Northern Cloudywing

Propertius Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Juba Skipper

Melissa Blue

Melissa Blue

Boisduval's Blue

John J. Collins

Princeton Institute Woods
Mercer County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Andy Birkey

Kellogg Weaver Sand Dunes Scientific Natural Area
Wabasha County, MN

Hundreds of Silvery Blues, Olympia Marble is a first for me.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Silvery Blue abundant
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Olympia Marble

Silvery Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Andy Birkey

Mound Prairie Scientific and Natural Area
Houston County, MN

Gorgone Checkerspot is a first for me.

  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 1

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Jill Gorman

Capitol Reef National Park, Lower Pleasant Creek Trail
Wayne County, UT

This trail followed a small stream through a dry, sandy desert. We were surprised to see hundreds of butterflies, including 6 Variegated Fritillaries laying eggs on Broom Flax (Linum aristatum) and Field Crescents coupling. We saw no other butterflies during other hikes in the park, but this trail was full of them! We also saw thousands of milkweeds (Showy and Utah), so I would imagine that Monarchs will be there soon!

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Melissa Blue 100
  • Variegated Fritillary 12
  • Field Crescent 30
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8

Variegated Fritillary

Melissa Blue

Variegated Fritillary

Field Crescent

Field Crescent

Field Crescent

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Melissa Blue

Melissa Blue

Melissa Blue

Jeanette Klodzen

Silver Lake Loop (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Elevation: 8760
Sunny, lower 60s 4:30-5:00pm

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Robert Bell

Huron National Forest -- Forest Rd. 4511
Iosco County, MI

1:30 to 4:00PM
Sunny 79 degrees
Unidentified were 11 Elfin species and 13 Duskywing species. Moth species included 30+ Black banded Orange Moth and 4 Bluish Spring Moths.

  • Brown Elfin 83
  • Hoary Elfin 13
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 4
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Umber Skipper 2

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park
Contra Costa County, CA

69F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Northern Checkerspot 5
  • Variable Checkerspot 3
  • Lorquin's Admiral 5
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Umber Skipper 3

Northern Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot

John J. Collins

South Branch Wildlife Management Area
Hunterdon County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Kathy Beza Richardson

Louisa County High School, Mineral
Louisa County, VA

  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1

Red-spotted Purple

Carolina Satyr

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline Park, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

62F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 14
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 5
  • Common Ringlet 7

Variable Checkerspot

Cabbage White

John J. Collins

Walpack Valley IPA - Blewett Tract and Flatbrookville-Roy WMA
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless walks. Photo of odd-colored Eastern Comma below.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Survey started at 9 am and ended at 3:30 pm. It was mostly sunny, warm, and humid. We first did Cemetery Road, then entrance road to the loop. The shorter loop was then surveyed using crossroad which connects east and west loop. Major nectar sources were purple and Nuttall’s thistle, colic root, daisy fleabane, and Bidens alba. A new flower for me was Osceola’s plume or Zigadenus densus. We did see some butterflies utilizing it as a nectar source. Though we have probably seen as many dusted skippers in the month of May in the past, this was the first time we documented them.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 20
  • Black Swallowtail 14
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 11
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 13
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • White Peacock 2
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 8
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 13
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 14
  • Whirlabout 24
  • Southern Broken-Dash 10
  • Arogos Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 47
  • Palmetto Skipper 23
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 9
  • Dusted Skipper 173
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Palmetto Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Palmetto Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Phaon Crescent

Gray Hairstreak

Monarch

Dusted Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Zebra Swallowtail

Delaware Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and 71 degrees, light breeze.First monarch in the area.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

Dogtown Commons, Gloucester,
Essex County, MA

  • Spring Azure 2

Edward Perry IV

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

Surveyed entrance road and Powerline Road north before rains set in for the day. Mostly cloudy and working up to rain. Survey time from 8:30a to 11:40a. Major nectar sources: Nuttall’s thistle, colic root, Bidens alba. EPerry & RWarner

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 28
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 13
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Queen 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 9
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 9
  • Twin-spot Skipper 9

Jeanette Klodzen

Jordanelle Reservoir Wetlands
Wasatch County, UT

From the south lot - walked loop and maybe 1/4 mile towards the dam

sunny, 60s

  • Cabbage White
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing

Jeanette Klodzen

Lamb's Canyon Road to Trailhead
Salt Lake County, UT

mid-60s - sunny for at the start but then mostly cloudy

I’ve looked for butterflies in Lamb’s Canyon for 6 years, this is my first Two-banded Skipper.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Sara Orangetip 5
  • Western Tailed-Blue common
  • Spring Azure
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing common
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 1

Amelia Grimm

Dagney Johnson State Botanical SP, Port Bougainville
Monroe County, FL

With Leigj Williams. 12:30pm - 1:30pm.

  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Julia Heliconian 2

Bob Danley

Maclay Flat Nature Trail (USFS, Missoula)
Missoula County, MT

Walked .75 mile of trail from 11am - 12:30pm. Conditions: ~66F, PC, 5 mph wind, trail flooded/moist in places (Bitterroot River back flooding). Lithophragma, Cranesbill, Mustard sp. main nectar sources. Five Blues unidentified. Arrowhead Blue and Common Alpine first of year.

  • Large Marble 3
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Arrowhead Blue 1
  • Silvery Blue 7
  • Common Alpine 1

Large Marble

Silvery Blue, Arrowhead Blue