January 2019 Sightings

Mike Reese

Navy Wells Pineland Preserve
Miami-Dade County, FL

9:55-10:35. My lifer Bartram’s Scrub-Hairstreak.

  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • White Peacock 1

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Mike Reese

Flamingo Gardens
Broward County, FL

My lifer Atalas!

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Atala 11
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Monarch 1

Alala

Atala

Amelia Grimm

Dinner Island Ranch WMA
Hendry County, FL

Partly Cloudy and warm. 12:10pm - 3:55pm. We pulled into the check in station and when we opened our doors the Hayhurst’s Scallopwing flew into the car. I was able to coax it to perch on my finger so we could photograph it. We then released it back into the grassy area it flew in from. With Leigh Williams and Ellen Hudson.

  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 8
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • White Peacock 4
  • Carolina Satyr 9
  • Monarch 8
  • Queen 12
  • Long-tailed Skipper 7
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 2

Zebra Heliconian

Carolina Satyr

Clouded Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Allen Belden

Urban yard
Richmond city, VA

Overcast with temperatures in the mid 60s.

  • Eastern Comma 1

Walter Wallenstein

Navy Wells Pineland
Miami-Dade County, FL

12:30pm-2:00pm

  • Great Southern White 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 10
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Queen 7
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5

Amelia Grimm

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Boradwalk
Collier County, FL

8:38am - 11:20am. Sunny and warm. With Leigh Williams and Ellen Hudson.

  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2

Three-spotted Skipper

Ruddy Daggerwing

Mark and Holly Salvato

Sebastian Inlet State Park
Brevard County, FL

  • Atala 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 60
  • Gulf Fritillary 13
  • White Peacock 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 1

Mangrove Skipper

Ayala

Amelia Grimm

Big Cypress Preserve Welcome Center
Collier County, FL

Mostly sunny. 9:45am - 10:15am. With Leigh Williams and Ellen Hudson.

  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • Monarch 6
  • Queen 6
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 8
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Palatka Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

White Peacock

Monk Skipper

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Valley Nature Center in Weslaco
Hidalgo County, TX

Hour and a half. 73 degrees and sunny. We found 19 species. (An Orange also zipped through (Sleepy or Tailed) for a total of 20 species.)

  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Queen common
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 1

Red-bordered Metalmark

Sickle-winged Skipper

Whirlabout

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Hidalgo County, TX

79 degrees and sunny. We found 23 species. (Also an Orange flew through (either a Sleepy or a Tailed) for the 24th species. A noticeable decline after several cold days.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Lyside Sulphur 9
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 6
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Queen common
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5

Bordered Patch

Mexican Bluewing

Ken Wilson

Escondido
San Diego County, CA

Mostly cloudy, windy, a high of 60 degrees today. FOY butterfly.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Karl and Dorothy Legler

National Butterfly Center in Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

Sunny. 78-82 degrees. Afternoon. Saw 41 species. Not bad for mid-winter. (Others saw additional species!) Highlight was the rare Rio Grande Valley specialty, the Isabella Heliconian. The Mexican Yellow was in the darker winter-season coloration. Great fun! Glad we visited the National Butterfly Center today!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 7
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 5
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Pixie 21
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Isabella's Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 9
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral common
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 2
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen common
  • Brown Longtail 5
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 7
  • Southern Skipperling 6
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Tropical Leafwing

Mexican Yellow

Isabella's Heliconian

Isabella's Heliconian

Isabella's Heliconian

Reakirt's Blue

Ken Wilson

Escondido
San Diego County, CA

Mostly sunny, 60 degrees.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Walter Wallenstein

Woodmont Natural Area
Broward County, FL

10:00am-11:30am

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 50+
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 12
  • White Peacock 5
  • Many-banded Daggerwing 3
  • Monarch 7
  • Hammock Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Monk Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park
Contra Costa County, CA

61-62F
First butterflies of the year!
Lots of Epirrhoe moths

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Ken Wilson

Escondido
San Diego County, CA

Mostly sunny, 75 degrees.

  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Mourning Cloak