May 2018 Sightings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mary Bush

Yorktown Beach
York County, VA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1

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

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

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

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

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

Rob Santry

Deschutes River to Mack's Canyon Campground, 15 miles north of Sherar's Bridge.
Sherman County, OR

We worked the Deschutes River Canyon to Mack’s Canyon campground and boat ramp. All the Old World Swallowtails were mud-puddling at waters edge by the boat ramp. This type of Old World Swallowtail is known as “Oregon Swallowtail”. This was my target species and a lifer!

  • Old World Swallowtail 5
  • Anise Swallowtail 10
  • Indra Swallowtail 5
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Becker's White 25
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sara Orangetip 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Dotted Blue 3
  • Silvery Blue 4
  • Boisduval's Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 6
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 15
  • Mourning Cloak 8
  • Common Ringlet 24
  • Juba Skipper 2

Old World Swallowtail

Old World Swallowtail

Old World 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ??

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

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

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

Rich Kelly, Seth Ausubel, Stephane Perrault

Greentree Estate, Manhasset
Nassau County, NY

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

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

Kathy Beza Richardson

Cavalier Wildlife Management Area
Chesapeake city, VA

partly cloudy, 82 degrees

  • Viceroy 1

Viceroy

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

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

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

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

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

Ken Wilson

Various locations in the eastern portion of the county
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, Mid 70s.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Brown Elfin
  • Arrowhead Blue
  • Melissa Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Mourning Cloak
  • California Sister
  • Propertius Duskywing
  • Juba Skipper

Arrowhead Blue

Boisduval's Blue

Melissa Blue

Acmon Blue

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

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

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

Kathy Beza Richardson

Cavalier Wildlife Management Area
Chesapeake city, VA

  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Least Skipper 1

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

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

John J. Collins

Raritan Greenway
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1

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

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

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

Pamela Jean Bailey

Portland
San Patricio County, TX

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

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 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

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trail.
Worcester County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 5

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Andrew Block

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

James A. Cline, Jr.

Brownfield Bog
Oxford County, ME

  • Eastern Pine Elfin 10

Eastern Pine Elfin

John J. Collins

Greenway Meadows Park, Princeton
Mercer County, NJ

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

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

Bo Zaremba

Newburyport
Essex County, MA

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

Henry's Elfin

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

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

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

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

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

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

Michael Diederich

Chappaqua Friends, Route 120, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

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

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

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

Rich Kelly, Nancy Tognan

Hempstead Lake State Park
Nassau County, NY

  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Cyndena Hall

Tallahassee
Leon County, FL

Females laying eggs on dill plants and rue plants.

  • Black Swallowtail 2

Black Swallowtail

Henry Kindervatter

Mercer County Park
Mercer County, NJ

One last attempt to find the Falcate Orangetips from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm. The day was sunny but quite windy, with steady 15 mph breezes. I did not see any butterflies flying out in the open except a couple of Juvenal’s Duskywings and Cabbage Whites. I did see Falcate Orangetips in surprisingly high numbers for such a late date (the latest I remember seeing them here prior to this year was May 5th). After about an hour (3 Falcates & 5 Cabbage Whites with two Juvenal’s Duskywings & 1 Eastern Tailed-Blue), I left the power lines area for the abandoned roadway area, where, surprisingly, there were 7 more Falcates, but not much else.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Falcate Orangetip 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

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

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

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

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

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

Ronald Hedden

Pittstown State Forest
Rensselaer County, NY

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

Eastern Pine Elfin

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

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

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

John J. Collins

Hacklebarney State Park
Morris County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ken Wilson

Alum Rock Park, San Jose
Santa Clara County, CA

Partly cloudy.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Acmon Blue
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Common Buckeye
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • California Sister
  • Common Ringlet
  • Umber Skipper

Variable Checkerspot

Acmon Blue

Common Ringlet

Lorquin's Admiral

Mylitta Crescent

Ken Wilson

Sunol Regional Wilderness
Alameda County, CA

Sunny after a late warm-up.

  • Cabbage White
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gorgon Copper
  • Silvery Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Common Buckeye
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • California Sister
  • Common Ringlet
  • Umber Skipper

Variable Checkerspot

Umber Skipper

Silvery Blue

Orange Sulphur

California Sister

Acmon Blue

Cabbage White

Gorgon Copper

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

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

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

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

Rob Santry

Illinois River Road
Josephine County, OR

Worked the road on a nice sunny day. Well, it started out sunny but by the end of the day it was raining. One noteworthy sighting is the 16 Bramble Hairstreaks I saw today. That was the most I’ve seen anywhere in one day!

  • Anise Swallowtail 8
  • Indra Swallowtail 6
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Pale Swallowtail 5
  • Mustard White 5
  • Bramble Hairstreak 16
  • Moss' Elfin 2
  • Western Pine Elfin 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 24
  • Dotted Blue 8
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 70
  • Field Crescent 4
  • Variable Checkerspot 20
  • California Tortoiseshell 6
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • Common Ringlet 24
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Propertius Duskywing 24
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Bramble Hairstreak

Northern Checkerspot

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

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

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

Andrew Block

Henry St., Scarsdale,
Westchester County, NY

just past the school going towards Old Army Rd.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

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

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

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

John J. Collins

Princeton Institute Woods
Mercer County, NJ

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

Mourning Cloak

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

Rebecca Riel

Lockwood Valley, in oak and chapparal hills near Mission San Antonio de Padua
Monterey County, CA

  • Pale Swallowtail abundant

Pale Swallowtail

Rebecca Riel

Lockwood Valley, in oak and chapparal hills near Mission San Antonio de Padua
Monterey County, CA

  • Variable Checkerspot superabundant

Variable Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot

Dennis Holmes

Crawford Creek
Siskiyou County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Indra Swallowtail 5
  • Pale Swallowtail 12
  • Mustard White 10
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Gray Marble 15
  • Western Sulphur 1
  • Gorgon Copper 1
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Western Pine Elfin 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Western Tailed-Blue 1
  • Dotted Blue 1
  • Silvery Blue 20
  • Boisduval's Blue 18
  • Acmon Blue 10
  • Callippe Fritillary 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 5
  • Field Crescent 1
  • California Crescent 8
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Variable Checkerspot 15
  • Edith's Checkerspot 2
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 25
  • Great Arctic 1
  • Propertius Duskywing common
  • Juba Skipper 2
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 2

California Crescent

California Crescent

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

Dennis Holmes

Along Fields-Denio Rd east of Steens Mt.
Harney County, OR

  • Becker's White 2
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 1
  • Square-spotted Blue 7
  • Boisduval's Blue 3
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Leanira Checkerspot 30
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 2
  • Variable Checkerspot 20
  • Juba Skipper 5

Variable Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot

Square-spotted Blue

Leanira Checkerspot

Leanira Checkerspot

Leanira Checkerspot

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

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

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

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

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

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1

Dennis Holmes

nWarner Mts near Fort Bidwell
Modoc County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Pearly Marble 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 10
  • Edith's Checkerspot 20
  • Common Ringlet 5

Edith's Checkerspot

Edith's Checkerspot

Edith's Checkerspot

Dennis Holmes

Along far northern Surprise Valley Rd and Annie Lake
Modoc County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Bramble Hairstreak 2
  • Arrowhead Blue 3
  • Silvery Blue 15
  • Boisduval's Blue 10
  • Mylitta Crescent 4
  • Variable Checkerspot 40
  • Common Ringlet 4

Arrowhead Blue

Variable Checkerspot

Ken Wilson

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

Overcast with a heavy marine layer thining at 3 PM. Breezy. Buckwheat is just starting to bloom.

  • Checkered White
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Square-spotted Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark

Western Pygmy-Blue

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

Andrew Block

Dogtown Commons, Gloucester,
Essex County, MA

  • Spring Azure 2

Mark Adams

Albemarle & Greene Counties
Albemarle County, VA

11:30 – 16:00 EDT
Mostly sunny to partly cloudy, 83 – 89 deg F. South wind 5-10 mph

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Silvery Checkerspot 85
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Dreamy Duskywing 6
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Silvery Checkerspot

Red-spotted Purple

Dreamy Duskywing

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

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

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

Rich Kelly

Nottingham County Park
Chester County, PA

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Ryan MacLean

Hurley, NY
Ulster County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 5
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 2

Steve Walter, Steve Rosenthal

Pine Meadow County Park (and tick farm), Eastport/Manorville
Suffolk County, NY

Juniper Hairstreaks were seen ‘dueling’ at the top of most large juniper trees

Target species (Frosted Elfin) is a species of special concern in New York.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Copper 4
  • Frosted Elfin 9
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Spring Azure 14
  • American Lady 6
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4

Denis C. Quinn

St. Catherines Drive and Stewart Run Road
Lancaster County, PA

Seen at 08:00 and 62° with sun and a light breeze fly up onto a rusted farm gate.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Denis C. Quinn

Nottingham County Park, Nottingham PA 19362
Chester County, PA

If it wasn’t for the Horse droppings! These were the only butterflies seen in a mile plus walk. 95% of Pitch Pines are dead from Southern Pine Beetle infestation here in this park. Most of the park is Serpentine Barrens, hence mostly scrub oaks and pines.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 10

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jim Wilkinson

Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area
Washington County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Harvester 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Red-spotted Purple

Spicebush Swallowtail

Harvester

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Overcast 67 degrees

  • Monarch 1

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

Fairly slow, following a full day of rain yesterday.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 3
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 37
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 46
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 4
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 22
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Obscure Skipper 1

Checkered White

Obscure Skipper

Monk Skipper

Mike Reese

various stops along Brockway Rd.
Jackson County, WI

  • Olympia Marble 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 20+
  • Dreamy Duskywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10+
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Persius Duskywing 5

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Gorgone Checkerspot

Persius Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Robert Bell

Maple Rd - Pere Marquette State Forest
Kalkaska County, MI

Sunny 80 degrees

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Olympia Marble 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Chryxus Arctic 54
  • Dreamy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

John J. Collins

Negri-Nepote Grasslands
Somerset County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper

Stephen Ziegler

Newmanstown area. Little grassy area that runs next to the creek after you go through the tunnel on furnace road
Lebanon County, PA

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Ron Smith & Brett Hoffman

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

Sunny skies for a change. Photo credits // B.Hoffman - Phaon Crescent, Black Swallowtail and Checkered White. All others; Smith.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Checkered White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 16
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 11
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 21
  • Monarch 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Checkered White

Phaon Crescent

Gray Hairstreak

Cassius Blue

Cassius Blue

Horace's Duskywing

Brazilian Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Jim Wilkinson

Hopewell neighborhood, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Rob Santry

Soda Mountain Road - Cascade Siskiyou National Monument
Jackson County, OR

This day started out sunny and cool turning to overcast and finally sprinkles. Still, an hour and a half yielded a nice tally!

  • Anise Swallowtail 5
  • Mustard White 8
  • Large Marble 6
  • Gray Marble 3
  • Western Sulphur 1
  • Purplish Copper 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Western Tailed-Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 10
  • Greenish Blue 1
  • Boisduval's Blue 4
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Satyr Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 20
  • Propertius Duskywing 10
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Juba Skipper 5

Boisduval's Blue

Large Marble

Purplish Copper

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper

Allen Belden

Forest Route 618, Jefferson National Forest
Botetourt County, VA

Mostly sunny, high in the upper 70s.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 16
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 9
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 16
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 21
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Red-spotted Purple

Allen Belden

Woodpecker Ridge Nature Center
Botetourt County, VA

Partly sunny, high in the upper 70s.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 15
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 18
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Little Wood-Satyr

Henry Kindervatter

Plainsboro Preserve
Middlesex County, NJ

I arrived at 2:50 pm and stayed until 5:30 pm. It was in the mid-80’s, sunny and there was a continuous breeze of about 10 mph with occasional, slight gusts to about 15 mph. Those running the Preserve have de-emphasized wildflower plantings and as a result, there were very few butterflies present. The male Zabulon skippers were the only ones that appeared in normal numbers for this location and time.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 12

Zabulon Skipper

Stella Nanos

Glencoe Golf Club
Cook County, IL

  • Monarch 1

Robert Bell

Lumberman's Monument
Iosco County, MI

Sunny 82 degrees

  • Olympia Marble 7
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Silvery Blue 10

Denis C. Quinn

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

A nice warm day into the upper 80’S brought out the Sootywing and two Dusted Skippers.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Dusted Skipper 2

Jim Wilkinson

McKee-Beshers WMA
Montgomery County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Red Admiral 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

First tiger swallowtail. Clear skies, 83 degrees. It was continuously flying and so gracefully

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2

Tom Palmer

Barbara Pedersen Preserve
Polk County, FL

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 10
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Zebra Heliconian 9
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Queen 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2

Henry Kindervatter

Former Frank's Nursery
Mercer County, NJ

This property is located along Route 130 in Hamilton, NJ and is used as a parking lot for their overflow cars. There is a drainage impoundment and some undeveloped area east of Route 130, where I have observed several butterfly species over the years while having my cars serviced. On this day, I spent about 2 hours in the area. It was sunny and warm, in the lower 80’s. There were a smaller number of butterflies than at other times I have been here, but the area has not been mowed for some time and fewer nectar sources were available here than before. I observed two large, orange butterflies (one larger than the other). One was definitely a Monarch, and after consulting with Jim Springer, I have listed the smaller one as a Monarch as well, though both were fly-by sightings and I have observed Viceroys here in the past (though never this early in the season).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Road
Salt Lake County, UT

sunny, mid-70s

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Large Marble
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Western Tailed-Blue common
  • Spring Azure
  • Silvery Blue
  • Field Crescent 2
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Sleepy Duskywing
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing common
  • Juba Skipper 2

Allen Belden

Chessie Nature Trail
Rockbridge County, VA

Eastern portion. Sunny, high in the lower 80s.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 100+
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 30+
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Northern Pearly-eye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hobomok Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Rick Borchelt

Indian Springs WIldlife Management Area, Indian Springs Pond area.
Washington County, MD

Warm, sunny after several days of rain. In the field for about four hours in mid-afternoon. The crescents probably represent the cocyta-group with orange undersides to the antennal club although recorded here at P. tharos.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr common
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Pearl Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red-banded Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Walter Wallenstein

Private residence
Broward County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 21
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Julia Heliconian 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 31
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 14
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Mike Reese

Riley Lake WA
Price County, WI

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 49
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Frigga Fritillary 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 9
  • Arctic Skipper 4
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 2

Arctic Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

John J. Collins

High Point State Park - Kuser Bog
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Steven Glynn

Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Albany County, NY

Mid-afternoon visit. Hot, 87 degrees and the heat kept things slow.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Frosted Elfin 14
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 13
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Common Roadside-Skipper

Frosted Elfin

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Steven Glynn

Mount Greylock
Berkshire County, MA

Sunny, 80 degrees during mid-morning walk.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • West Virginia White 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Early Hairstreak 4
  • Spring Azure 5

Early Hairstreak

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

Spicebush Swallowtail

Early Hairstreak

Early Hairstreak

Early Hairstreak

William D. Flack

Brimfield Trail.
Worcester County, MA

First Black Swallowtail

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Black Swallowtail

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto
Pinellas County, FL

Found a few leps in-between raindrops. (16-93)

  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 33
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 8
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 9
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 16
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Obscure Skipper 1

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Little Metalmark

Barred Yellow

Southern Skipperling

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

From 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 32
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 50
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Common Ringlet 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Reba Cain

Brooker Creek Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

Saw this Monk Skipper in the park. Some wind and rain so not many butterflies were out.

  • Monk Skipper 1

Monk Skipper

Gina Clifton

Orlando
Orange County, FL

My backyard, front yard, butterfly gardens

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1

Monarch

Viceroy

Gray Hairstreak

Red Admiral

Matthew Ceplo

Rockland Country club
Rockland County, NY

Very warm, low 90’s and breezy. I did see a grass skipper but it was too fast for me.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Joanne Langabee

Tregaron Golf Course
Sarpy County, NE

Hot!

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 1

Steven Rosenthal

east parking area at Merrick Long Island Railroad Station
Nassau County, NY

  • Monarch 1

CVNP Butterfly Monitoring Survey

Terra Vista Natural Study Area, Valley View
Cuyahoga County, OH

75 degrees with very light winds and humid but cloudy. A few sprinkles along the way. Not a great day for butterflies.

  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Hobomok Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 7

Debra Straub

Lykens - Waystation 5401
Dauphin County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Debra Straub

Rose Franklin Perennials
Union County, PA

As I was walking around buying host plants, an American Lady flew in on the wormwood plants to lay eggs. 😊

  • American Lady 1

Debra Straub

Lykens - Waystation 5401
Dauphin County, PA

Starting to see many whites in my yard this week.

  • Cabbage White 5

Debra Straub

R.B. Winter State Park
Union County, PA

Stopped for a quick picnic on way home from buying plants at Rose Franklins. Lots of tiger swallowtails to be seen. 😊

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Steven Glynn

Bloomingdale Bog
Essex County, NY

Entered at Route 55 access point and covered areas north to Bigelo Road and south about 2 miles.

Generally overcast during visit from 9am to 2pm. Activity very low still.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Spring Azure common

Brown Elfin

Spring Azure

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Umber Skipper 2

John J. Collins

Negri-Nepote Grasslands
Somerset County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Marcus Gray & Family

Duke Farms
Somerset County, NJ

90F but threatening rain.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Marcus Gray & Family

Middle Valley
Morris County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Sharon Murphree

Community Garden
Campbell County, WY

  • Cabbage White 3

Sharon Murphree

At home, backyard
Campbell County, WY

  • Cabbage White 1

Rich Kelly

William Cullen Bryant Preserve
Nassau County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Andrew Block

Doodletown Rd., Bear Mtn. S.P., Stony Pt.,
Rockland County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3

Anne Keddy

Bath
Steuben County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

From 11:40 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 45
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 68
  • American Lady 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Common Ringlet 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Beth Cramer & Michael Cerbone

Great Swamp NWR
Somerset County, NJ

  • Red-spotted Purple 2

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jim Egbert

East Canal Dr. Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

While doing a few chores before work,I was surprised to find this collection of eyes looking at me.

  • Southern Pearly-eye 1

Southern Pearly-eye

Kathy Beza Richardson

Luray
Page County, VA

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1

American Snout

Eastern Comma

Little Wood-Satyr

Cabbage White

Monarch

Debra Straub

Weiser State Forest, near Lykens
Dauphin County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 20
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 13
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 1

Nancy Tompkins

Ogden Avenue at Bowers Street
Hudson County, NJ

I found this Black Swallowtail on a fence. It was trying to get a footing on the fencing and was having a hard time. I let it climb on my finger and I walked several blocks until I found a bush to place it on. When I came back 15 minutes later, it was gone.

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Black Swallowtail

Megan McManamen

Gillette
Campbell County, WY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Tailed Copper 2

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Erika Schick

Dollar Lake, Whitelake Twp.
Grand Traverse County, MI

Also saw some duskywings but not sure which one.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch 1

Curtis A. Lehman

West Penn Trail
Indiana County, PA

First of year Hobomok Skippers and Silvery Checkerspots.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 6
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Joanne Langabee

back yard
Sarpy County, NE

reached 100. only in yard for a short time, too hot

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Mary Lynn Delfino

Springfield Bog Metro Park
Summit County, OH

81 degrees. Light winds out of the west.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Mary Lynn Delfino & Judy Hirschman

Towner's Woods Butterfly Trail
Portage County, OH

Warm with abundant sunshine and light winds.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 12
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Lisa Conrad

Auburn
DeKalb County, IN

Swallowtail newly enclosed from overwintered chrysalis.

  • Black Swallowtail X

Black Swallowtail

Chris Edwards

Turkey Run Wildlife Area
Lee County, IA

Spicebush Swallowtail is a rare stray in Iowa.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Chris Edwards

Shimek State Forest
Lee County, IA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 12
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Pearl Crescent 36
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 25
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 25
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Least Skipper 12
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 11

Mindy Mendez

San Antonio
Bexar County, TX

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Brown-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Ken Wilson

Various locations in the eastern portion of the county
San Diego County, CA

Mostly sunny, 75 degrees, breezy to gusty at times. Buckwheat just starting to bloom if at all. Other nectar sources are scarce. This is the worse conditions I have witnessed in this county. Notably absent today where hairstreaks and coppers.

  • Pale Swallowtail 3
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Square-spotted Blue 10+
  • Melissa Blue 2
  • Boisduval's Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 10+
  • Mormon Metalmark 4
  • California Sister 1
  • Juba Skipper 2
  • Common Branded Skipper 10+

Laura Wright

Ore City
Upshur County, TX

  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

Laura Wright

Gilmer
Upshur County, TX

Butterflies found in a pasture with several patches of asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed). Searched for about 2 hours (2-4 pm) with temperature around 95 degrees.

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 58
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Reba Cain

My butterfly garden and Upper Tampa Bay Trail at Lutz Lake Fern
Hillsborough County, FL

Wind, some rain and clouds with patches of sun. Saw a few of these in my butterfly garden but most were in the wooded areas or protected areas along the trail.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Southern Skipperling 7

Palamedes Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary

Southern Skipperling

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

83F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

went at 7 a.m. to b.eat the heat. Hiked for 2 hours. Only saw Least Skippers and was surprised to see them. We tied the record high today

  • Least Skipper 24

Jeanette Klodzen

White Rock Trail (Antelope Island)
Davis County, UT

mid-60s - cloudy for over 2/3 of the hike but the sun did come out at the end and so did a few bflies.

  • Checkered White
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Andy Birkey

Crystal Spring Scientific and Natural Area
Washington County, MN

Hot and sunny. 90 degrees by noon. Wasn’t expecting to see an Eastern Pine Elfin this far south. From what I can tell, this is the first sighting for Washington County.

  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 2

Hobomok Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Pine Elfin

Robert Bell

Tuttle Marsh
Iosco County, MI

Partly Cloudy 80 degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Harvester 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Robert Bell

Huron National Forest - Wilbur Rd.
Iosco County, MI

Sunny 84 degrees.
My first Cobweb Skipper for the county.

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 8
  • Monarch 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 9
  • Cobweb Skipper 1

Ron Smith

Various north Pinellas locations
Pinellas County, FL

Windy and mostly overcast

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 15
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 13
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Salt Marsh Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Little Yellow

Checkered White

Anne and Stan Tucker

Meadow/Hayfield west of Damascus VA
Washington County, VA

home meadow and hayfield at edge of woods
70 degrees
10:30 am

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 9

Sue Bodenner

Lady Lake, The Villages
Sumter County, FL

We have a butterfly garden and have been putting the caterpillars in a cage until they get through the chrysalis stage. Then we are releasing them. We have pots of milkweed we use in the cage and outdoor milkweed. Outdoor milkweed has lots of caterpillars now.

  • Monarch 6

Monarch

Barbara Peck

Anderson River Park
Shasta County, CA

Female oviposition of two eggs on California pipevine

  • Pipevine Swallowtail abundant
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur common

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Sue Bodenner

The Villages
Sumter County, FL

We protected the caterpillar found on our purple passion vine by putting in the butterfly cage. If formed the chrysalis and today it emerged. We will release it this afternoon.

  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Gulf Fritillary

Denis C. Quinn

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

On and off again very light sprinkles with little openings of partial sun brought out this first Zabulon Skipper (male) on a blooming Lantana.
I nurture a couple Lantana each spring with heat.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Rob Santry

Eight Dollar Rd near the town of Selma
Josephine County, OR

The day started out cool at 64 degrees and ending warm at 71 degrees. This is the most Coronis Fritillaries I’ve seen in the county in one day!

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 4
  • Gorgon Copper 4
  • Western Pine Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Dotted Blue 2
  • Greenish Blue 6
  • Coronis Fritillary 8
  • Northern Checkerspot 9
  • Field Crescent 4
  • Variable Checkerspot 6
  • Edith's Checkerspot 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 6
  • Common Ringlet 15
  • Propertius Duskywing 6
  • Columbian Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Northern Checkerspot

Coronis Fritillary

Coronis Fritillary

John Heyse

Miller Shoreline Park, Point Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

66F
no dotted blues - little buckwheat and no flowers.

  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 8

Common Wood-Nymph

Miriam Pickens

Maasto Hiihto trails, Hancock MI
Houghton County, MI

Have never seen a Black Swallowtail this early here. We’ve had very warm weather for a week or more.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1

Black Swallowtail

Rich Porricelli

Edgewood preserve
Suffolk County, NY

930 to 145…

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Spring Azure common
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Michael Diederich

Kitchewan Preserve, Ossining
Westchester County, NY

From 2:20 - 3:25 PM

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Ron & Lori Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

Overcast the entire time - 1 to 3 PM.

  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 2
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Cassius Blue 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 17
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Brazilian Skipper 4 cats

Great Southern White

Black Swallowtail caterpillars

Great Southern White

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

Started out around 75 degrees and sunny but ended up by very cloudy and 83 degrees. Saw quite a few butterflies to begin but as got cloudy not so many

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 28
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Hobomok Skipper

Cabbage White

Silver-spotted Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

The Peck’s were seen in a patch of Catmint in full bloom.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 11
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

John J. Collins

South Branch Wildlife Management Area
Hunterdon County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

John J. Collins

Princeton Institute Woods
Mercer County, NJ

Saw a Painted Lady that was almost unrecognizable it was so worn.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Painted Lady

Peck's Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Temps around 94 and sunshine late afternoon when these butterflies appeared.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Tom Palmer

My yard
Polk County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1

Cassius Blue

Great Purple Hairstreak

Stella Nanos

7th tee natural area of golf course
Cook County, IL

  • Monarch 2

Debra Straub

Weiser State Forest, near Lykens
Dauphin County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Checkered White 3

Andrew Block

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

Nice male.

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

From 2:10 - 4:10 PM

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Copper 25
  • Pearl Crescent 41
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 18
  • Common Ringlet 9
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Overcast morning, sunny but cool afternoon. 10:30 - 5:00. Wildcat Canyon, PG&E, and High Meadow Trails were all reasonably active.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Pale Swallowtail 14
  • Mustard White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Tailed Copper 8
  • Golden Hairstreak 12
  • California Hairstreak 1
  • Sylvan Hairstreak 3
  • Spring Azure 13
  • Acmon Blue 7
  • Northern Checkerspot 28
  • Mylitta Crescent 4
  • Variable Checkerspot 251
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Lorquin's Admiral 18
  • California Sister 4
  • Common Ringlet 18
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • Rural Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 3

Tailed Copper

Spring Azure

Northern Checkerspot

Acmon Blue

California Hairstreak

Common Buckeye

Tailed Copper

Pale Swallowtail

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Robert Bell

Eagle Run trails
Iosco County, MI

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Mustard White 1
  • Harvester 2
  • Hoary Elfin 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7
  • Arctic Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail

Rich Kelly

Planting Fields Arboretum
Nassau County, NY

This is the list from 2-1/2 hours in the field on a nice weather day. This has been the worst Spring ever. No diversity and no numbers. Just terrible.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Ronald Hedden

Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Albany County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Frosted Elfin 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 16
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • White Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 4
  • Hobomok Skipper 2
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 2

Dreamy Duskywing

American Copper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

White Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Frosted Elfin

Common Roadside-Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Joanne Langabee

Tregaron Golf Course
Sarpy County, NE

More butterflies out and noticed as golfing

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Least Skipper 1

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

first large marble in yard since 2014 - on black mustard

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Large Marble 1
  • Spring Azure 1

Brett Badeaux

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
San Diego County, CA

Full sun high 60s.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 8
  • Checkered White 1
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 1
  • Great Copper 1
  • Gorgon Copper 30+
  • California Hairstreak 8
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 4
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 20+
  • Square-spotted Blue 7
  • Boisduval's Blue 20+
  • Acmon Blue abundant
  • Mormon Metalmark 15
  • Coronis Fritillary 1
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Common Branded Skipper 20+

Common Branded Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

California Hairstreak

Hedgerow Hairstreak

Gorgon Copper

Boisduval's Blue

Spring Azure

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Went out for 4 hours. Temperature started at 81 and ended at 92. sunny

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 28
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 9
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 48

Least Skipper

Spring Azure

Clouded Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Least Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Checkered-Skipper