June 2018 Sightings

Lori M. Carlson

1507 US HWY 70A East, Hillsborough
Orange County, NC

I watched a Variegated Fritillary lay eggs on wild violet leaves.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Variegated Fritillary eggs

Jim Wilkinson

Douglas Falls area
Tucker County, WV

blurry image but appears to show diagnostic wing pattern of Hobomok Skipper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Harris' Checkerspot 5
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 24
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Harris' Checkerspot

Pipevine Swallowtail

Harris' Checkerspot

Hobomok Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Corner Canyon
Salt Lake County, UT

Walk Ghost Falls Trail up and Clark’s Trail back.

Temps in the 60s.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Silvery Blue
  • Field Crescent
  • Sleepy Duskywing
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing
  • Juba Skipper

Marcus Gray

Rensselaer Technology Park Campus
Rensselaer County, NY

Brief, 30-minute site visit to check on a Monarchs In The Rough planting.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Peck's Skipper

Allen Belden

James River Park (Boulevard Bridge to 24th St.)
Richmond city, VA

Sunny, high around 90.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(20-474). Clear and sunny.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 9
  • Great Southern White 8
  • Barred Yellow 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 215
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 16
  • Cassius Blue 9
  • Ceraunus Blue 60
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 27
  • Phaon Crescent 21
  • White Peacock 9
  • White Checkered-Skipper 60
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Obscure Skipper 28

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

White Checkered-Skipper

Monk Skipper

Three-spotted Skipper

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Great Southern White

Obscure Skipper

Ryan MacLean

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 30
  • Common Ringlet 20
  • Northern Cloudywing 8
  • Indian Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 20
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 10
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Indian Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Tom Palmer

Tenoroc Public Use Area
Polk County, FL

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 7
  • Viceroy 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Ken Wilson with Bryan Reynolds

Lexington Wildlife Management Area
Cleveland County, OK

Sunny, hot, 95 degrees.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Little Yellow +
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Banded Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Gorgone Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Goatweed Leafwing
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Gemmed Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Hoary Edge
  • Southern Cloudywing
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Common Sootywing
  • Dotted Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Crossline Skipper
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Arogos Skipper
  • Delaware Skipper
  • Dun Skipper

American Lady

Arogos Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gray Hairstreak

Hoary Edge

Little Yellow

Orange Sulphur

Southern Broken-Dash

Southern Dogface

Crossline Skipper

Checkered White

Black Swallowtail

Banded Hairstreak

Lori M. Carlson

1507 US HWY 70A East, Hillsborough
Orange County, NC

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1

American Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, American Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Glenn Koppel

Jennings Environmental Education Center
Butler County, PA

On the Prairie Trails

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Glenn Koppel

State Game Lands 95
Butler County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 15
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 20
  • Viceroy 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Red-spotted Purple

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Amelia Grimm

Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, Key West
Monroe County, FL

With Leigh Williams.

  • Florida White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Lyside Sulphur 7
  • Cassius Blue 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Florida Duskywing 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Amelia Grimm

Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park, Key West
Monroe County, FL

With Leigh Williams.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Lyside Sulphur 3
  • Cassius Blue 6

Edward Perry IV

Colt Creek State Park
Polk County, FL

This is a portion of the annual NABA Count done at Colt Creek State Park, by EPerry & RWarner. Also counting were LCooper, NPrine, SFarnsworth, ABayer, J&JLampkin, and TPalmer. It was a great day to be out in the field and enjoyed by all.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 18
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 21
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Checkered White 13
  • Great Southern White 62
  • Cloudless Sulphur 14
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 44
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 58
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 32
  • Phaon Crescent 59
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 25
  • White Peacock 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 2

Hackberry Emperor

Southern Broken-Dash

Great Southern White

Barred Yellow

Variegated Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sachem

Dorantes Longtail

Carolina Satyr

Red-banded Hairstreak

Palmetto Skipper

American Lady

Sleepy Orange

Checkered White

Gray Hairstreak

Checkered White

Phaon Crescent

Phaon Crescent

Great Southern White

John Christensen

Lindley Road
Washtenaw County, MI

Two species of Roadside-Skipper at road side. Excited to find Pepper and Salt Skipper, an uncommon species (here anyway), after seeing a NABA Sightings post two years ago to the day. Mostly cloudy and cool (63 degrees) with a brief period of sun.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 12
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 10
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 5
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 3

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park
Brevard County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Whirlabout 1

Northern Cloudywing

Gray Hairstreak

Steven Glynn

Areas near Canton and Salem City
Salem County, NJ

Checked on local Bronze Copper colonies in the region. Wet weather has made for excellent host plant growth this season.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Bronze Copper 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 15
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Bronze Copper

Zabulon Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Bronze Copper

Reba Cain

Suncoast Parkway Trail from Hwy 54 up to Mile 25 on Veterans Memorial
Pasco County, FL

Sunny, in the 80’s, Not much wind

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 27
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Monarch 2

Phaon Crescent

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

74F

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1

Venice Kelly

Sherwood rd to bridge meadow caribou open space
Boulder County, CO

We were out from 10am to 1:30 pm. Clear blue sky. 60F and very windy to start. By 1 it was 70F and still windy.
Most of the 20 + Persius duskywings were puddling males, with a few females landing on the golden banner.

  • Phoebus Parnassian 2
  • Large Marble 10
  • Sara Orangetip 10
  • Bramble Hairstreak 4
  • Hoary Elfin 6
  • Western Pine Elfin 8
  • Silvery Blue 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Ringlet 9
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 1
  • Persius Duskywing 20+
  • Nevada Skipper 1
  • Draco Skipper 1

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

74F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Variable Checkerspot 5
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Umber Skipper 3

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

75F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Anise Swallowtail 3
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Robert Bell

Sunny Lake Rd -- Forest Rd. 3967
Alcona County, MI

Sunny 55 to 60 degrees 12:30-5:00PM
Very cool weather, but butterflies were abundant. One Comma and many Duskywings not identified to species.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 36
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 10
  • Spring Azure 10
  • Northern Crescent 6
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 19
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 91
  • Arctic Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 45
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 2
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 29

Michael Troyan

Edgewood preserve
Suffolk County, NY

12:00-3:00

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr abundant
  • Dreamy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Zabulon Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Dreamy Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Andrew Block

Sterling Forest S.P., Tuxedo,
Orange County, NY

Also had several Snowberry Clearwings and a White-dotted Prominant.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Harry Zirlin

Ward Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • American Copper 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 12+
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 12+
  • Common Ringlet 12+
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Indian Skipper 10
  • Peck's Skipper 12+
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 6
  • Hobomok Skipper 12+
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 8

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon
Salt Lake County, UT

Gate is finally open. Drove up to the trail parking and looked around the muddy spots nearby.

Sunny, mid-70s

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Large Marble
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • Northern Crescent
  • Field Crescent
  • Green Comma
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Common Ringlet
  • Dreamy Duskywing
  • Sleepy Duskywing
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper
  • Juba Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Trail
Morgan County, UT

Sunny, temps in high 60s.
Walked 2 miles and back.

Usually here earlier in the Spring but the connector trail was flooded due to a new beaver dam. Very muddy but passable now.

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Large Marble
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Relict Fritillary 10+
  • Northern Crescent
  • Field Crescent
  • Mourning Cloak 5+
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet common
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Gorgeous day for going butterflying. Numbers are starting to pick up

  • Cabbage White 34
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 16
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 16

Least Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Joanne Langabee

Tregaron Golf Course
Sarpy County, NE

around 83 degrees

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Bob Danley

Deer Creek Road, back entrance to Pattee Canyon (USFS)
Missoula County, MT

Surveyed 3 large (combined 200 linear yards) moist soil, gravel road shoulder “habitat”. Road immediate conifer forest and creek. Conditions: 1:30-3:30, ~80F, clear, calm. Unidentified: 1 White, 55 Blues.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Western Pine Elfin 2
  • Western Tailed-Blue 5
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Boisduval's Blue 24
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 52
  • Green Comma 1
  • Oreas Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 5
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Common Alpine 16
  • Dreamy Duskywing 2
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 2

Boisduval's Blue

Dreamy Duskywing

Lorquin's Admiral

Common Roadside-Skipper

Variable Checkerspot

Western Tailed-Blue

Brown Elfin

Northern Crescent

Oreas Comma

Green Comma

Chris Edwards

Stephens State Forest
Lucas County, IA

  • Giant Swallowtail 10
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 52
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 65
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 24
  • Silvery Checkerspot 4
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Gray Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 29
  • Little Wood-Satyr 39
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 57
  • Northern Cloudywing 11
  • Least Skipper 2
  • European Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 33
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 29
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 2

Walter Wallenstein

Jonathon Dickinson State Park
Martin County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 1
  • Queen 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3

Anna Harris

Saint George
Pottawatomie County, KS

  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Ken Wilson

Various locations to include Commons Ford Ranch Metro Park
Travis County, TX

Nearly 100 degrees, humid, mostly cloudy.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Oak Hairstreak
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Texan Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Queen
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper +
  • Dun Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Juniper Hairstreak

Dusky-blue Groundstreak

Lori M. Carlson

1507 US HWY 70A East, Hillsborough
Orange County, NC

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 1

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dion Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Little Glassywing

Hoary Edge

Zabulon Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Joanne Langabee

my back yard
Sarpy County, NE

Around 77 degrees, sunny

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Low humidity, sunny clear skies. Saw first silver-spotted skipper checking out the butterfly plants and bushes. Temp around 74.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Robert Bell

Wilbur township, section 10,
Iosco County, MI

partly cloudy 64 to 66 degrees windy
along pipeline cut

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 1
  • Northern Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 25
  • Arctic Skipper 3
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 1

Jerry McCormick

Virginia, Minnesota
St. Louis County, MN

Results of my biennial search for Macoun’s arctics, with other butterflies along the way.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Greenish Blue 1
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • Macoun's Arctic 10
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 2
  • Arctic Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 15

Northern Cloudywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Macoun's Arctic

Amelia Grimm

Ohio Key
Monroe County, FL

Oceanside along beach berm and roadside. Walked 1 mile. Partly sunny, few raindrops. Nectar and host plants in bloom: Sleepy Morning; Black Mangrove; Fogfruit; Fringed Fan-petals; Seaside Heliotrope; Shrubby False Buttonweed; Bay Cedar (sparse); Redstem Purslane (Potulaca rubricaulis). With Leigh Williams.

  • Little Yellow 6
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Lori M. Carlson

1507 US HWY 70A East, Hillsborough
Orange County, NC

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Allen Belden

James River State Park
Buckingham County, VA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Orange Sulphur 13
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 12
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Banded Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Southern Cloudywing

Zebra Swallowtail

Allen Belden

Chessie Nature Trail
Rockbridge County, VA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 7
  • Silvery Checkerspot 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 29
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Dun Skipper 3

Silvery Checkerspot

Little Wood-Satyr

Zabulon Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Little Glassywing

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • California Sister 1
  • Umber Skipper 2

Edward Perry IV

McLarty State Treasure Museum, part of Sebastian Inlet State Park
Indian River County, FL

Just a quick walk to the mailbox, counted these butterflies in the lawn and surrounding vegetation. The statira was ovipositing on coinvine.

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Statira Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • White Peacock 3

John J. Collins

Baldpate Mountain
Mercer County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

William D. Beck

Mt Lemmon St Catalina Mtns nr Tucson
Pima County, AZ

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Arizona Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Nais Metalmark
  • California Sister
  • Nabokov's Satyr
  • Red Satyr
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Taxiles Skipper
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper

Red Satyr

Spring Azure

Nais Metalmark

Bronze Roadside-Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Nabokov's Satyr

Arizona Hairstreak

Taxiles Skipper

Ron & Lori Smith

Colt Creek State Park
Polk County, FL

(22-192) Our 2 1/2 hrs here didn’t do the park justice. Lots to see and explore.

  • Black Swallowtail 25+
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 11
  • Great Southern White 14
  • Cloudless Sulphur 40+
  • Sleepy Orange 14
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 45+
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 4
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Southern Cloudywing 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 3 cats

Great Southern White

Sleepy Orange

Pearl Crescent

Variegated Fritillary

Question Mark

Zarucco Duskywing

Southern Cloudywing

Robert Bell

Thompson Harbor State Park
Presque Isle County, MI

11:30AM - 4:45PM
Sunny becoming cloudy

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Brown Elfin 37
  • Hoary Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 42
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Mottled Duskywing 2
  • Columbine Duskywing 16
  • Hobomok Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 1
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 13

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Brett Badeaux

Hellhole Canyon Preserve
San Diego County, CA

Full sun 70’s

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • California Dogface
  • Sylvan Hairstreak
  • Gold-hunter's Hairstreak
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Square-spotted Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Common Buckeye
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Rural Skipper
  • Umber Skipper
  • Dun Skipper

Common Buckeye

Gold-hunter's Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Sylvan Hairstreak

Hedgerow Hairstreak

Allen Belden

Cumberland State Forest
Cumberland County, VA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 11
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary common
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 2

Mourning Cloak

Question Mark

Eastern Comma

Gray Hairstreak

Tawny-edged Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

It started out at 77 and got up to 88 degrees. Sunny and humid. The number of butterflies are picking up and getting more species coming in.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 73
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 35
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

American Lady

American Lady

Hackberry Emperor

Cabbage White

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Comma

Hobomok Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Comma

Anna Harris

Saint George
Pottawatomie County, KS

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1

Brant Reif

Peppersauce Canyon
Pinal County, AZ

Temperatures were in the 100s, but the shade in the canyon, a couple of flowering shrubs, and one watering source for cattle offered nice places to survey for butterflies. All of the butterflies at the mud puddle were Marine Blues. I also found and Eyed Click Beetle (Alaus zunianus) at the mud.

The Mexican Yellow, Palmer’s Metalmark, Theona Checkerspot, Red Satyr, and Nabokov’s Satyr were all lifers for me!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Southern Dogface
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue superabundant
  • Spring Azure
  • Palmer's Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Theona Checkerspot
  • Elada Crescent
  • Texan Crescent
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • California Sister
  • Empress Leilia
  • Nabokov's Satyr
  • Red Satyr
  • Queen

Marine Blue

Jim Wilkinson

Robinson Nature Center
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

From 12:45 PM to 4:30 PM; overcast, with air temperature 67 to 72 F and wind gusts 7-13 mph. With Della Wells.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 4
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 24
  • Hobomok Skipper 6

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

had fain early morning. Cloudy until around 1. Went out around 2 and it was 83 degrees, few clouds in the sky. Lots of butterflies out and number of species definitely picking up.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 159
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 14
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 9
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 16

Orange Sulphur

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Red Admiral

American Snout

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Checkered-Skipper

Least Skipper

Ron & Lori Smith

Dunedin Hammock
Pinellas County, FL

Early morning visit - 8:30-11.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • White Peacock 15
  • Monarch 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 8

White Checkered-Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Andy Birkey

Rice Creek Regional Trail North
Anoka County, MN

Silvery Blues and Common Ringlets lit up the fields, and Little Wood-Satyrs lit up the woods. Hundreds of each at every turn.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • American Copper 6
  • Silvery Blue sa
  • Northern Crescent 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr abundant
  • Common Ringlet superabundant
  • Monarch 3
  • Arctic Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Ringlet

Arctic Skipper

Robert Bell

Sunny Lake Rd
Alcona County, MI

11:30AM - 4:30PM
Sunny to Mostly Cloudy 65-70+ degrees
With Jason Bojczyk
Dry conditions limited butterfly numbers on road. Nectar plants included New Jersey Tea, Autumn Olive and Puccoon.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 21
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Brown Elfin 8
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 5
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Northern Crescent 20
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 20
  • Arctic Skipper 3
  • Indian Skipper 6
  • Hobomok Skipper 57
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 5
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 14

Amelia Grimm

Big Pine Key
Monroe County, FL

1145am - 1200pm, yard and surrounding environs. Nectar plants include Milkweed and Pineland Strongback.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Florida Duskywing 3

Brant Reif

Incinerator Ridge, Coronado National Forest
Pima County, AZ

I was out from 10-11:30 with my niece and nephew. The temperature was much more tolerable than in Tucson.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Marine Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Nais Metalmark
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • California Sister
  • Red Satyr
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Taxiles Skipper

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

It was hot and humid. i finished up the weekly walk I do through the forest counting butterflies for the research that is on going. Did the first part the day before. 86 degrees with humidity of 66%

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 116
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Eastern Comma 8
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Least Skipper 2

Cabbage White

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(22-113) Under mostly cloudy skies, 8:30-Noon.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 4
  • Great Southern White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 11
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • White Peacock 17
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • White Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 4 and 60+ cats

Black Swallowtail

Checkered White

Clouded Skipper

Brazilian Skipper caterpillar

Brazilian Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Fiery Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Great Southern White

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Trail
Morgan County, UT

Sunny, mid-70s

This is my 6th season walking this trail and it’s the first time I’ve seen the Acmon Blue and Arrowhead Blue along it!

  • Clodius Parnassian 4
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Large Marble
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Purplish Copper 2
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Dotted Blue 1
  • Arrowhead Blue 1
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Relict Fritillary 10+
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • Northern Crescent
  • Field Crescent
  • Pale Crescent
  • Mourning Cloak 5+
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Sleepy Duskywing
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Juba Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon
Salt Lake County, UT

Parking lot check
mid-70s, sunny, 2:30

A lot less flying than 5 days ago.

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Mustard White
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Dotted Blue
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • Northern Crescent
  • Field Crescent
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral
  • Sleepy Duskywing
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Pleasant day, in the 70’s. Might have seen more except Wildcat Canyon is closed due to Mountain Lion activity in the area. Still, it was a great day for Tailed Coppers, the most abundant butterfly of the day.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 14
  • Pale Swallowtail 9
  • Mustard White 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Tailed Copper 75
  • Sylvan Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 53
  • Acmon Blue 4
  • Northern Checkerspot 6
  • Mylitta Crescent 9
  • Variable Checkerspot 55
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Lorquin's Admiral 8
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 17
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • Rural Skipper 10

Tailed Copper

Variable Checkerspot

Rural Skipper

Sylvan Hairstreak

Rural Skipper

Common Ringlet

Western Tiger Swallowtail, Pale Swallowtail

JoAnna N Clayton

personal residence
Pinellas County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • American Lady 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Checkered White

Sachem

Dainty Sulphur

Ceraunus Blue

American Lady

American Lady

John Christensen

Thompson's Harbor State Park
Presque Isle County, MI

Inspired by Robert Bell’s report of 6 June, I visited Thompson’s Harbor State Park. Day was partly cloudy with some periods of sun. Temps in the mid 70s. Including a habitat shot showing the extensive columbine. Showing the dorsal and ventral of the Tawny Crescent.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Hoary Elfin 6
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Northern Crescent 3
  • Tawny Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Mottled Duskywing 10
  • Columbine Duskywing 6
  • Arctic Skipper 5
  • Hobomok Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 1
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 8

Tawny Crescent

Arctic Skipper

Tawny Crescent

Mottled Duskywing

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Columbine Duskywing

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

This area has become very wet in a short time and the entire loop could not be driven. A surprise find was blooming gopher apple which harbored two Meske Skippers early in the season. Survey by EPerry & RWarner from 10 am to 4 pm but also spent the day with butterfly enthusiasts MHeinemann, SKelly, and S&W Wallenstein.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 27
  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 14
  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 16
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 19
  • Ceraunus Blue 28
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 50
  • White Peacock 4
  • Viceroy 8
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Queen 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Meske's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Arogos Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 7

Fiery Skipper

Checkered White

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Whirlabout

Dusted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Palmetto Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Little Metalmark

Gulf Fritillary

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

The pipevines are back!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 12
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Lorquin's Admiral

Mike Reese

Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve - off Goodwin Rd.
Manitowoc County, WI

My first of the year Viceroy and Peck’s Skipper. The Common Ringlet is the southernmost location along the Lake Michigan counties.

  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 1
  • Northern Crescent 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Common Ringlet

Peck's Skipper

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

9:00 - 11:45 AM. First Monarchs seen at this location for 2018 flying around and landing on a cluster of Common Milkweed.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • American Copper 15
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 21
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 34
  • Common Ringlet 20
  • Monarch 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • European Skipper 15
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 7
  • Hobomok Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 8

Kelly Ducham

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Collier County, FL

Warm and sunny day; 7:15 - 10:50

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • American Lady 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1

Viceroy

American Lady

Steven Glynn

Hunter's Mill area
Cumberland County, NJ

Between the persistent rain, a brief bit of luck with sunshine allowed me to enjoy an active group of Bog Coppers.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Bog Copper 31
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1

Bog Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Swarthy Skipper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bill Berthet

John Bethea State Forest
Baker County, FL

Windshield Survey Swallowtails Only 11:00-3:30
Mid 80’s Winds 0-8 Cloudy to Partly Cloudy to Sunny
Overall Habitat Moist with numerous puddles of water in Forest Roads.Only part of one road was closed.
Most are freshly emerged, mineralizing on the Forest Roads
Nectar Sources include Tarflower, Buttonbush, Titi, and Carolina Redroot.
Giant Swallowtail was a fly by.
Many clusters of Swallowtails in groups of 8-15 with one group having 30 individuals. Largest clusters were in moist areas next to the railroad tracks.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 561
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 95
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 347

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Palamedes Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Palamedes Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

William D. Flack

OakHam State Park/Quabbin Reservoir.
Worcester County, MA

  • Red-spotted Purple 11

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Andrew Block

Rte. 22, Patterson,
Putnam County, NY

Seen in the ACME mall.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Randy Harrod

Radnor Lake state natural area
Davidson County, TN

Observed on trail to bridge while birding

  • Southern Pearly-eye 1

Lori M. Carlson

1507 US HWY 70A East, Hillsborough
Orange County, NC

Previously sighted one in yard on 06/09/2016. Didn’t see one for 2017. Glad to see one for this year.

  • Oak Hairstreak 1

Oak Hairstreak

Brian Ahern

Hickory Hammock WMA
Highlands County, FL

14:00-16:30, Hiked 4 miles along white flagged trail. Started sunny and hot but then lots of rain and thunderstorms. First time exploring this site.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 24
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 26
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 8
  • Dainty Sulphur 12
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 12
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Sachem 1

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

From 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM; overcast, with air temperature 73 to 78 F and wind gusts 5-11 mph. With Nancy Slowik, Karen Nickeson, and Della Wells.

  • American Copper 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 22
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 8

John Heyse

Moran Ave., San Pablo
Contra Costa County, CA

on Jupiter’s beard

  • Gulf Fritillary 1

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 2

Andrew Block

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

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(17-687) 8-12. Sunny, mid-80’s. All of the Obscure’s and Pygmy-Blues were found before 9 AM.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 6
  • Great Southern White 9
  • Barred Yellow 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 147
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 117
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 69
  • Gulf Fritillary 46
  • Phaon Crescent 53
  • White Peacock 65
  • White Checkered-Skipper 70
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 15
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Obscure Skipper 68

Great Southern White

Three-spotted Skipper

Robert Bell

Sunny Lake Rd -- Forest Rd. 4312 -- M65 pull-off
Alcona County, MI

Mostly sunny 70-80F
11:30AM to 4:00PM
4 “Pocahontas” Hobomoks
A tiger moth, probably an Agreeable Tiger Moth.
Nectar sources were New Jersey Tea and Blackberry.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 7
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Harris' Checkerspot 2
  • Northern Crescent 49
  • Tawny Crescent 5
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 23
  • Little Wood-Satyr 10
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 15
  • Arctic Skipper 1
  • Indian Skipper 22
  • Long Dash 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 79
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 10

Hobomok Skipper

Tawny Crescent

Tawny Crescent

Rich Kelly

Chelsea Center, Muttontown
Nassau County, NY

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-spotted Purple

Bill Berthet

Osceola National Forest Pinhook Swamp
Baker County, FL

Windshield survey swallowtails only 10:30-3:00
Wind SW 0-10 80’s cloudy to light rain 84ft. elevation
Swallowtails mineralizing or nectaring on Button Bush or Carolina Redroot.

Forest roads surveys include: 33-295a-295-19-8-8a-34a-125-Moccasin Creek

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 191
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 158
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 355

Spicebush Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

JoAnna N Clayton

personal residence
Pinellas County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 3
  • Statira Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Statira Sulphur

Rich Kelly

Muttontown Preserve
Nassau County, NY

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

William D. Flack

Quabbin Reservoir on the Swift River.
Worcester County, MA

  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1

Viceroy

Red-spotted Purple

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Warm hazy day with temps in mid-80s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Northern Crescent

Venice Kelly

bridge meadow between mud lake and caribou open space 2 miles north of nederland
Boulder County, CO

i only had a short time to be out…1:30 to 2:40. 80F and windy, but sunny. very dry conditions in the mountains right now

  • Phoebus Parnassian 2
  • Large Marble 6
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Western Pine Elfin 2
  • Dotted Blue 2
  • Arrowhead Blue 1
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • Field Crescent 3
  • Common Ringlet 7
  • Chryxus Arctic 4
  • Persius Duskywing 2
  • Nevada Skipper 1

Andy Birkey

Carlos Avery Wildlife Refuge
Anoka County, MN

Harris’ Checkerspot, Silver-Bordered Fritillary, and Long Dash were firsts for me. Sunny, damp gravel was popular as were alsike and purple clover.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary common
  • Harris' Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Northern Crescent 5
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • White Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr common
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Arctic Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • European Skipper 11
  • Long Dash 1

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Long Dash

White Admiral

Long Dash

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

Gorgeous day for butterflying. Was out for 3 hours. Started at 71 and got up to 78 degrees. Little cloud cover or wind

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 80
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 41
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 25
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

American Lady

Little Wood-Satyr

Question Mark

Orange Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Tawny-edged Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Cabbage White

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Little Wood-Satyr

Cabbage Whitea

Tal Pipkin

Kanapaha Botanical Garden
Alachua County, FL

Visiting from St. Pete…

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

American Snout

Hackberry Emperor

Giant Swallowtail

Ron Smith

49th Street Powerline - Northern Pinellas Park
Pinellas County, FL

Sunny, 82-85

  • Checkered White 3
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 22
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 50
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 25
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 8
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Sachem 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Eufala Skipper

Clouded Skipper

White Peacock

Common Buckeye

Checkered White

Kelly Ducham

Alafia State Park
Hillsborough County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail common
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy common
  • Queen 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Variegated Fritillary

Barred Yellow

Little Yellow

Great Southern White

JoAnna N Clayton

62nd Ave NE Water Treatment Plant St. Petersburg
Pinellas County, FL

Restricted access - Hundreds of White Checkered-Skippers.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 50+
  • Great Southern White 25+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Statira Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 35+
  • Ceraunus Blue 25+
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 30+
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 50+
  • Monarch 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper superabundant
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 40+
  • Fiery Skipper 30+
  • Sachem 4
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 3

Checkered White

Statira Sulphur

Phaon Crescent

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Southern Skipperling

White Peacock

Mangrove Buckeye

Great Southern White

Great Southern White

Checkered White

Black Swallowtail

Melanie Link Taylor

Residential Butterfly Garden
San Bernardino County, CA

Gray Hairstreak enjoying the Salvia.

  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Gray Hairstreak

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

From 9:30 - 11:00 AM.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Copper 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Common Ringlet 7
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Least Skipper 5
  • European Skipper 25
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Pale Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Tailed Copper 3
  • Spring Azure 36
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Northern Checkerspot 3
  • Mylitta Crescent 4
  • Variable Checkerspot 5
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Lorquin's Admiral 4
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Mournful Duskywing 5
  • Rural Skipper 3

Mourning Cloak

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Temperatures started at 72 and ended up at 81 degrees after 5 hours of butterflying. Winds kept increasing during that time. i was out for almost 5 hours doing my weekly hike.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 200
  • Orange Sulphur 21
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 31
  • Red Admiral 22
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 13
  • Northern Pearly-eye 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4

daintl

Eastern Comma

Northern Pearly-eye

Question Mark

Pearl Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Northern Pearly-eye, Eastern Comma, Red Admiral

Monarch

Eastern Comma, Hackberry Emperor, Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Bill Berthet

Osceola National Forest N.W. Block Sandlin Bay Area
Columbia County, FL

Windshield Survey Swallowtails Only
10:06-3:07 P.M.
Mid to High 80”s Sunny to Partly Cloudy Winds S.E. 0-12
Elevation 101 feet.
Several Forest Roads were flooded and had to turn around.
Most are freshly emerged and mineralizing on Forest Roads or nectaring on Carolina Redroot.

See images from several recent windshield surveys.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 317
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 233
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 505

Ken Wilson

Yuba Pass & surrounding area
Sierra County, CA

Mostly sunny, a slow warm to upper 70s, gusty winds. No ID greater fritillaries, whites, and duskywings. The area was still 2 weeks away from full potential.

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Purplish Copper
  • Brown Elfin
  • Western Pine Elfin
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Spring Azure
  • Square-spotted Blue
  • Dotted Blue
  • Silvery Blue
  • Greenish Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Lupine Blue
  • Arctic Blue
  • Pacific Fritillary
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • Field Crescent
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • American Lady
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • California Sister
  • Common Ringlet
  • Propertius Duskywing
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Northern White-Skipper +
  • Arctic Skipper

Dotted Blue

Pacific Fritillary

Western Pine Elfin

Purplish Copper

Arctic Blue

Silvery Blue

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper

Sara Orangetip

Lupine Blue

Greenish Blue

Arctic Skipper

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

10 am to 2:45 pm. Area very wet and road unpassable just to south of Yolk Branch Bridge. Good to still see some Dusted Skippers persisting, but they are disappearing fast. Gopher Apple still in bloom this week but unable to find any more Meske’s Skippers utilizing it for a nectar source. RWarner & EPerry

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 12
  • Zebra Swallowtail 13
  • Black Swallowtail 10
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 14
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 95
  • Ceraunus Blue 35
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Common Buckeye 35
  • White Peacock 5
  • Viceroy 12
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 7
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 12
  • Fiery Skipper 24
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Dusted Skipper 5

Southern Broken-Dash

Little Metalmark

Gray Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Gray Hairstreak

Fiery Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Ceraunus Blue

Ceraunus Blue

Dusted Skipper

Common Buckeye

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Had a hairstreak visit milkweeds in the evening. Also monarch and tiger swallowtail visited the garden.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Alan R Mennig

White Horse Village Retirement Community
Delaware County, PA

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area
Washington County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hackberry Emperor

Red Admiral

Jeanette Klodzen

Twin Lakes (Big Cottonwood Trail)
Salt Lake County, UT

elevation: 8730 - 9700ft

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper
  • Juba Skipper

Randy Harrod

Radnor State Park
Davidson County, TN

East parking to lake

  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1

Ken Wilson

Dog Valley & surrounding area
Sierra County, CA

Cooler, mid 70, breezy.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail +
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Square-spotted Blue
  • Dotted Blue
  • Greenish Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Coronis Fritillary
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Variable Checkerspot +
  • Edith's Checkerspot
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • Common Ringlet

Northern Checkerspot

Juniper Hairstreak

Edith's Checkerspot

Common Ringlet

Michael Troyan

Fairchild Tropical Gardens Coral Gables
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Atala 1
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Julia Heliconian 4
  • Zebra Heliconian abundant
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Monarch abundant
  • Queen abundant
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1

Queen

Julia Heliconian

Gulf Fritillary

Zebra Heliconian

Three-spotted Skipper

Jay Watson

Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County, WI

Doing yard work most of the afternoon. The ninebark was in flower and really attracting the insects!!
Bombus vagans seen on weiglia and vicia

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Northern Crescent 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Linda Canty

Near Mt Tom
Hampshire County, MA

  • Common Ringlet 1

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Chris Edwards

Shimek State Forest and vicinity
Lee County, IA

Five of us conducted the Shimek State Forest butterfly count. The number of Great Spangled Fritillaries nectaring on common milkweed at the Donnellson Unit of Shimek State Forest was incredible — 400 in one field.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Giant Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 57
  • Clouded Sulphur 17
  • Orange Sulphur 33
  • Little Yellow 17
  • Banded Hairstreak 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 41
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 12
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 510
  • Pearl Crescent 102
  • Question Mark 5
  • Eastern Comma 6
  • Gray Comma 3
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Tawny Emperor 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 17
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 23
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 4

Christy Pruitt

Littlerock, .75 mi NW of Mima Mounds preserve
Thurston County, WA

We’ve seen several swallowtails this Spring! The Western Tiger Swallowtails are especially enjoying my pansy garden!

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 6

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Walter Wallenstein

John Pennekamp Coral Reef SP
Monroe County, FL

Walked Grove Trail 11:00am-1:00pm

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 15
  • Cassius Blue 40
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • White Peacock 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Hammock Skipper 2

Mangrove Skipper

Edward Perry IV

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

10:15 am to 3:15 pm, RWarner & EPerry. Area very wet; Fish Hole Road un-passable at least to our vehicle. Surveyed entrance road and Powerline Road down to bridge area. Road shoulders recently mowed :( but duck potato, pickerel weed, and blue mistflower were being heavily utilized for nectar sources. No Bidens alba due to the mowing.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 33
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 32
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Ministreak 39
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 11
  • Viceroy 8
  • Queen 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • Zarucco Duskywing 16
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 26
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 41
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Byssus Skipper 4
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Byssus Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Common Buckeye

Southern Skipperling

Queen

Byssus Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Pearl Crescent

Whirlabout

Tawny-edged Skipper

White M Hairstreak

Walter Wallenstein

Navy Wells
Miami-Dade County, FL

Very cloudy with approaching thunderstorm
2:30pm-3:30pm

  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 16
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Florida Duskywing 1

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Reba Cain

Suncoast Trailhead off of State Rd 54
Pasco County, FL

Overcast after a rain in the 80’s. Found patch of Fogfruit which was full of Phaon Cresents.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 15
  • Phaon Crescent 34
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Dainty Sulphur

White Checkered-Skipper

Viceroy

Checkered White

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Andrew Block

Bronxville Lake, Bronx River Pathway, Bronxville,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Harvester 1

Andrew Block

192 Macy Rd., Briarcliff Manor,
Westchester County, NY

Also had two Nessus Sphinxes.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 7

Bill Berthet

Osceola National Forest Big Gum Swamp Wilderness
Columbia County, FL

Windshield Survey Swallowtails Only 10:00 - 3:05 PM
Mid 80”s Partly Cloudy to Cloudy Winds S.E. 0-10 MPH
Overall habitat moist, all roads open, some puddles.

FR surveyed 257-239-234-262-272-212-232-213-235-200-221 and 277.

Most are freshly emerged, mineralizing on Forest Roads or nectaring on Carolina Redroot or Buttonbush.

Many clusters had 5-10 individuals. Some all Palamedes, Some all Spicebush, some all E. Tigers, some mixed with all three. Both Zebras mineralizing alone.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 451
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 277
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 631

Zebra Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Spicebush Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail, Spicebush Swallowtail

Renee Davis

Pole Road, Fir Brook Area
Sullivan County, NY

Finally a sunny warm day! Harris’s Checkerspots were on both sides of the road in the same exact spot as they have been for many years. This is the first time I’ve had this many Arctic Skippers at this location and only the second time seeing them here. Hobomok Skippers are rarely seen or reported in Sullivan County, nice to see them today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 24
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 22
  • Harris' Checkerspot 106
  • American Lady 1
  • White Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Arctic Skipper 5
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 5

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Hobomok Skipper

Robert Bell

Tuttle Marsh
Iosco County, MI

12:30PM to 4:30PM
light to moderate overcast - upper 70’s

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Harris' Checkerspot 37
  • Northern Crescent 82
  • Red-spotted Purple 11
  • Viceroy 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Eyed Brown 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 11
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Monarch 5
  • Arctic Skipper 2
  • European Skipper 6
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 28
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

John J. Collins

Duke Farms
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 16
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Monarch 2

JoAnna N Clayton and Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, St. Petersburg
Pinellas County, FL

Photos -
Little Yellow, Gray Hairstreak an Tropical Checkered Skipper - Ron Smith
All others - JoAnna Clayton

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Checkered White 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 26
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 14
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 25
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 17
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 14
  • Zebra Heliconian 7
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 18
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 11
  • White Checkered-Skipper 13
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 25
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Monk Skipper 4
  • Brazilian Skipper 3

Fulvous Hairstreak

Fulvous Hairstreak

Fulvous Hairstreak

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Long-tailed Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monk Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Stella Nanos

on the golf course
Cook County, IL

  • Monarch 5

Kelly Ducham

CREW-Bird Rookery Swamp Trail
Collier County, FL

Walked one mile and return; 8:30 - 10:50; sunny and warm.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • White Peacock 11
  • Viceroy 18
  • Queen 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Michael Troyan

Camp Owaissa Bauer
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Dina Yellow 8
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Zebra Heliconian abundant
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch abundant
  • Queen abundant

Common Buckeye

Dina Yellow

Variegated Fritillary

Large Orange Sulphur

Michael Troyan

Everglades National Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 10
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch abundant
  • Queen abundant
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Barred Yellow

Ceraunus Blue

Phaon Crescent

Cassius Blue

Fiery Skipper

White Peacock

Viceroy

Great Southern White

Ken Wilson

Red Rock Rd. & Peavine Peak Rd.
Washoe County, NV

Visited on the 16th & 17th. Weather on 16th was sunny with increasing warmth. The 17th was 52 degrees, mostly cloudy, and windy. All butterflies seen that day where seen hunkered down on vegetation.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Behr's Hairstreak
  • Sooty Hairstreak
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Dotted Blue
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • Common Ringlet
  • Juba Skipper

Western Tailed-Blue

Sooty Hairstreak

Dotted Blue

Variable Checkerspot

Juniper Hairstreak

Behr's Hairstreak

Kelly Ducham

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Collier County, FL

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Viceroy 5
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Queen 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Least Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Delaware Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Trail
Morgan County, UT

Sunny in the 70s
Walked amost 3 miles in and then back.

  • Clodius Parnassian
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Purplish Copper
  • Lilac-bordered Copper
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Silvery Blue
  • Greenish Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Callippe Fritillary
  • Relict Fritillary
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • Northern Crescent
  • Field Crescent
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral common
  • Common Ringlet common
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Dreamy Duskywing
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Garita Skipperling

John J. Collins

Raritan Greenway, Raritan Borough
Somerset County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Andrew Block

Wallkill River N.W.R., Sussex,
Sussex County, NJ

Not alot of leps today. May have been because of the 90 degree heat:-)

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper common

Stephen Ziegler

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
Lancaster County, PA

A few Little Wood-Satyrs at the picnic area off of Museum Rd. Hiked up around the conservation trail. Saw a few Monarchs, tiger swallowtails, great spangled fritillaries, numerous Spring Azures, numerous Cabbage Whites, and one Regal Fritillary at the upper entrance to the conservation trail. The Regal Fritillary looked pretty good and was taking up minerals from some dog scat

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure common
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Regal Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Monarch 3

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Regal Fritillary

Bill Berthet

Osceola National Forest S.E. Block
Baker County, FL

Windshield Survey Swallowtails Only 10:00-2:34PM
Mid 80’s Partly Cloudy Winds S.E. 5-10

S.E. Block not as wet as other parts of the forest.
FR surveyed 205-286-206-284-211-257-276 and 204

Carolina Redroot was absent from this survey.
Many were nectaring on Tarflower (Bejaria racemosa) or
mineralizing on Forest Roads. Some were nectaring on Buttonbush.

Swallowtail only Surveys done on June-10-12-14-16-17
in John Bethea S.F. and Osceola N.F.
totaled 5,106 Swallowtails.

Palamedes 2,193
Spicebush 1,165
Eastern Tiger 1,736 1 was a dark phase female
Zebra 11
Giant 1 Was a fly by.

Only 1 monarch, 1 dark phase female Eastern Tiger, and 1 Giant Swallowtail observed during entire 5 surveys.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 216
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 402
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 361

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Amelia Grimm

Personal yard and surrounding woods
Monroe County, FL

With Leigh Williams. Nectar plants include Pineland Strongbarks, Periwinkles, Sage bushes, Locustberry.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Florida Duskywing 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Mary Lynn Delfino

Springfield Bog Metro Park
Summit County, OH

84 degrees at 10:30 a.m. SSE 2mph. Got my first Baltimore Checkerspot.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 24
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Cabbage White

Monarch

Baltimore Checkerspot

Little Wood-Satyr

Jim Wilkinson

Clarksville
Howard County, MD

perched on wall of a MacDonalds

  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Mike Reese

Two Rivers
Manitowoc County, WI

While cleaning my tent outside my apartment in Two Rivers I was surprised to see this Common Buckeye, the first in Wisconsin this year.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Went out for 2 hours. Temps around 85 degrees

  • Cabbage White 56
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Pearl Crescent 33
  • Eastern Comma 6
  • Red Admiral 28
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3

Pearl Crescent

Little Wood-Satyr

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Pearl Crescent

Common Checkered-Skipper

William D. Flack

Oakham State Park.
Worcester County, MA

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Red-spotted Purple

Rich Kelly

William Cullen Bryant Preserve
Nassau County, NY

First time that I have come across the attached in the field. Perfectly sized (except for the fat antennae).

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 75
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

'Summer' Spring Azure decoy

Christy Pruitt

Littlerock, about .75 mi Northwest of Mima Mounds preserve
Thurston County, WA

A Lorquins Admiral was seen this morning fluttering in the dewy grass. It was sunny and 9:15 am.

  • Lorquin's Admiral 1

Lorquin's Admiral

Walter Wallenstein

Dagny Johnson Hammock SP
Monroe County, FL

“Butterflied” from 8:30am-10:30am

  • Large Orange Sulphur 20
  • Cassius Blue 30
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Julia Heliconian 14
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • Queen 1
  • Hammock Skipper 7
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1

Large Orange Sulphur

Hammock Skipper

Brant Reif

North of the Beech Creek National Scenic Area, Ouachita National Forest
Le Flore County, OK

My oldest and I camped in the National Forest. Our planned hikes into the Beech Creek National Scenic Area were blocked by the overgrowth along the trails so what we saw was along the forest service roads. Along with the butterflies listed we also saw four Black Bears, a female Three-toed Box Turtle, and a Southern Black Racer. The bears made for an exciting camping trip!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Northern Pearly-eye
  • Little Wood-Satyr
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Hoary Edge
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Zabulon Skipper
  • Dun Skipper

Andy Birkey

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

FOY Glassywing and Buckeye

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • European Skipper superabundant
  • Little Glassywing 2

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

Common Buckeye

Little Glassywing

Henry Kindervatter

Pole Farm (Mercer Meadows)
Mercer County, NJ

I arrived about 3 pm and stayed until about 5 pm. It was mostly sunny with intermittent clouds and breeze, about 90º F. The milkweed and dogbane are nearing their peak bloom. Three monarchs (one of which was a caterpillar) were observed.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 18
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Monarch caterpillar

Brett Badeaux

near Wrightwood
Los Angeles County, CA

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak
  • Brown Elfin
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Veined Blue
  • Coronis Fritillary
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Pacuvius Duskywing
  • Northern White-Skipper
  • Common Branded Skipper

Veined Blue

Veined Blue

Beatrice Butchko

Miami Beach
Miami-Dade County, FL

Gulf Fritillary & Monarch from my Butterfly garden on Miami Beach.

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Monarch chrysalis

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Brant Reif

Several stops along the Talimena Scenic Drive in the Ouachita National Forest
Polk County, AR

The morning started off rather overcast and drizzling. My son and I started off on the Oklahoma side of the scenic drive which took us up into the clouds. By noon it had cleared up a bit and we found patches of Monarda on the sides of the Arkansas section of the road. That was where the butterfly activity was at! It was my first time seeing the Diana Fritillary. The males were a bit worn but the lone female was rather fresh and spectacular to see. I also saw several unidentified skippers. I’m fairly certain that I saw the Funereal Duskywing as I’m not aware of another skipper in the area that has that bright white fringe on the hind wing.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Diana Fritillary 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Northern Pearly-eye
  • Little Wood-Satyr
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Red Admiral
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Michael Troyan

Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 10
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian abundant
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 5
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 4

Ruddy Daggerwing

Palamedes Swallowtail

Dainty Sulphur

Walter Wallenstein

Dinner Island Ranch
Hendry County, FL

1:30-2:30pm

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • White Peacock 10
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 35
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2

Walter Wallenstein

Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest
Hendry County, FL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 12
  • Viceroy 3
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Sachem 3
  • Delaware Skipper 4

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Gray Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper

Phaon Crescent

White Peacock

Little Metalmark

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

We had over 2 inches of rain last night and early morning. It started out 100% cloud cover and by the time I was done it was 40% cloud cover. I was surprised to see as much as I did on my weekly count of the butterflies in the garden

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 27
  • Orange Sulphur 30
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 23
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 20

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Ron & Lori Smith

Navy Wells Preserve
Miami-Dade County, FL

One-hour stop (8:30-9:30).

  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 6

Baracoa Skipper

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Renee Davis

Youngsville
Sullivan County, NY

I haven’t seen a Monarch yet but obviously one has been here!

  • Monarch 0

Monarch caterpillar

Melanie Link Taylor

Residential Butterfly Garden
San Bernardino County, CA

The Marine Blue was on the flowering Dusty Miller.

  • Marine Blue 1

Marine Blue

James L. Monroe

State Game Lane #174
Beaver County, PA

seen between 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
humid, about 80, and mostly cloudy

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2

Meadow Fritillary

Stella Nanos

On milkweed
Cook County, IL

two monarchs were on a milkweed plant

  • Monarch 2

Bo Zaremba

Maudslay SP, Newburyport
Essex County, MA

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Common Ringlet 32
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • European Skipper 145
  • Peck's Skipper 11
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Long Dash 27

European Skipper

Long Dash

Peck's Skipper

Common Ringlet

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Peck's Skipper

Michael Troyan

Secret Woods Regional Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Zebra Heliconian abundant
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Monarch abundant
  • Queen abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 3

Zebra Heliconian

Horace's Duskywing

Cloudless Sulphur

Andy Birkey

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

Lots of different species flying. Bronze copper and Juvenal’s Duskywing are new for me for this park. Many fresh Mourning Cloaks enjoying damp gravel paths.

  • Cabbage White common
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 22
  • Banded Hairstreak 5
  • Hickory Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 5
  • Eastern Comma 20
  • Mourning Cloak common
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • European Skipper superabundant
  • Little Glassywing 2

Hickory Hairstreak

Mourning Cloak

Bronze Copper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Little Glassywing

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Survey from 9 am to 3:30 pm. This survey is the Bull Creek portion of the annual NABA Count done at Bull Creek, Triple N Ranch, and Forever Florida. Surveyors EPerry, RWarner, and RSmith.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 24
  • Black Swallowtail 14
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 11
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Little Yellow 28
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 116
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 66
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 53
  • White Peacock 5
  • Viceroy 19
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 15
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 18
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 41
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 7
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Dusted Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Gray Hairstreak

Fiery Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Zebra Swallowtail

Whirlabout

Swarthy Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Zarucco Duskywing

Ocola Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

James L. Monroe

State Game Land #173
Beaver County, PA

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.mm.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1

Question Mark

Rich Kelly

Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area
Nassau County, NY

My first Monarch of the year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

William D. Flack

Oakham State Park/Quabbin Reservoir.
Worcester County, MA

Perfect Day🦋

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Comma

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Kathy Beza Richardson

Pole Green Park
Hanover County, VA

In the fields behind the baseball fields

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Gray Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

James L. Monroe

State Game Land #285
Beaver County, PA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 7

Silver-spotted Skipper

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

been drizzling all morning. went out around noon. Started with 100% cloud cover and by the time we were done was 50%. Temp around 70

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 32
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 23
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 23
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Sleepy Orange

Black Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red Admiral

Orange Sulphur

Sleepy Orange

Dainty Sulphur

Common Checkered-Skipper

Ronald Hedden

Pittstown State Forest
Rensselaer County, NY

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Eastern Comma 8
  • Gray Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • White Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2

Gray Comma

Pearl Crescent

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Comma

Red-spotted Purple

White Admiral

White Admiral

Red Admiral

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

From 10:30 PM to 2:00 PM; overcast, with air temperature 73 to 75 F and wind gusts 6-10 mph. With Della Wells. One Monarch caterpillar.

  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Appalachian Brown 7
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Monarch 0
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Finally had a chance to do my weekly count. It was 100% cloud covered but at least not raining. Around 68 degrees. I was surprised to see as many butterflies as I did because of the cloud cover.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 91
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 20
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 31
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 58
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 10
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 22
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Checkered-Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Common Checkered-Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Pearl Crescent

Red Admiral

Variegated Fritillary

Question Mark

Northern Pearly-eye

Monarch

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Andrew Block

former Jungle Habitat property, West Milford,
Passaic County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Hoary Edge 2

Amelia Grimm

Navy Wells Pineland Preserve
Miami-Dade County, FL

With Leigh Williams. 240 - 410pm. Hot, humid. Lots of nectar plants.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Queen 1
  • Florida Duskywing 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

JoAnna N Clayton

personal residence
Pinellas County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Barred Yellow

Orange-barred Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Ron Smith

Pinellas County
Pinellas County, FL

(41-370) Visited various locations within Pinellas County including North Anclote River NP, Brooker Creek Preserve, Fort De Soto Park and Boyd Hill NP. No hairstreaks seen.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Polydamas Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 12
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Statira Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 29
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 8
  • Cassius Blue 15
  • Ceraunus Blue 9
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 29
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 60
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • White Checkered-Skipper 24
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 50
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 16
  • Obscure Skipper 1

Pipevine Swallowtail

Barred Yellow

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Little Metalmark

White Checkered-Skipper

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Obscure Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Brazilian Skipper

Whirlabout

Renee Davis

Youngsville
Sullivan County, NY

While weeding my garden today I found 4 Black Swallowtail caterpillars. 3 on my dill and 1 on my parsley.

  • Black Swallowtail 0

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Sue Bodenner

The Villages north of 466
Sumter County, FL

Our backyard is developing as a butterfly garden and we are enjoying their presence. You can see the Great So White in the photo and right corner is Gulf Fritillary. Our passion vine is generating many Gulf Fritillary.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 8

Great Southern White

NABA-Richmond VA Chapter

Louis Ginter Botanical Garden
Henrico County, VA

A trial run for the July 4 count.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Edward Perry IV

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

This survey is a portion of the annual NABA Count done at Tosohatchee WMA, today. EPerry & RWarner surveyed entrance road and Powerline Road down to bridge area. From 9 am to 3:40 pm. Also participating was LCooper and TPalmer. A good time was had by all.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 56
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 15
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 59
  • Checkered White 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 14
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 26
  • Ceraunus Blue 9
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 6
  • Viceroy 14
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Queen 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 36
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 54
  • Whirlabout 36
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Byssus Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Swarthy Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Palmetto Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

White Checkered-Skipper

Brazilian Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Queen

Zebra Heliconian

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Checkered White

Confused Cloudywing

Byssus Skipper

Little Metalmark

Whirlabout

Delaware Skipper

Barred Yellow

White M Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Venice Kelly

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

sunny and 74F. out from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. so many wild flowers blooming. many butterflies enjoying them. there were many more blues flying but not landing so i didn’t get them identified.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Large Marble 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 6
  • Western Pine Elfin 5
  • Thicket Hairstreak 1
  • Western Tailed-Blue 1
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Greenish Blue 1
  • Boisduval's Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 8
  • Northern Crescent 8
  • Green Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Common Alpine 5
  • Chryxus Arctic 5
  • Persius Duskywing 7

Ken Wilson

Palomar Mountain
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, low 80s, breezy.

  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Great Copper
  • California Hairstreak
  • Sylvan Hairstreak
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Square-spotted Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • California Sister

Great Copper

Juniper Hairstreak

Sylvan Hairstreak

California Hairstreak

JoAnna N Clayton

Pinellas Trail at Keystone Road
Pinellas County, FL

Pinellas Trail at Keystone Road entrance to the Pasco county line

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 25
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 12
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Phaon Crescent

Whirlabout

Ocola Skipper

Sachem

White Peacock

Fiery Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Sleepy Orange

Checkered White

Linda Cooper

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

As part of the 28th annual NABA count. 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. when rain ended the count. 84 to 93 degrees. Many nectar plants. 7 Brazilian Skipper cats on Thalia geniculata. Area very wet. LCooper, TPalmer, EPerry, RWarner.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 86
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 18
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 68
  • Checkered White 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 26
  • Sleepy Orange 22
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 49
  • Ceraunus Blue 26
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 11
  • Pearl Crescent 31
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • White Peacock 71
  • Viceroy 35
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Queen 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 38
  • Zarucco Duskywing 14
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 60
  • Whirlabout 45
  • Southern Broken-Dash 8
  • Northern Broken-Dash 5
  • Delaware Skipper 7
  • Palmetto Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Gray Hairstreak

Southern Broken-Dash

Gray Hairstreak

White Peacock

Kelly Ducham

Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve
Lee County, FL

Went to both the East and West sections.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock common
  • Viceroy 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

White Peacock

Dainty Sulphur

Spicebush Swallowtail

Phaon Crescent

Horace's Duskywing