February 2019 Sightings

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park
Contra Costa County, CA

61F very fresh Mourning Cloak
mostly cloudy, weak sun

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Amelia Grimm

Ft. Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, Key West
Monroe County, FL

Sunny, 79 degrees. 11;40am - 3:30pm. With Leigh Williams.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 9
  • Lyside Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 5
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 10
  • Gray Ministreak 4
  • Cassius Blue 12
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Sachem 1

Julia Heliconian

Gray Ministreak

Barred Yellow

Sachem

Ceraunus Blue

Allen Belden

Rockwood Park
Chesterfield County, VA

Sunny, high in the mid 60s. In addition, either an Eastern Comma or Question Mark was seen.

  • American Snout 1

American Snout

Linda Romine

Shawnee State Forest, FR#7 near FR#2
Scioto County, OH

Mostly sunny with thin patches of cirrus, 60 degrees. My earliest FOS butterfly sighting yet! Four days prior temps were in negative territory due to “Polar Vortex”.

  • Eastern Comma 1

Brett Badeaux

Fallbrook
San Diego County, CA

Full sun low 50’s

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Desert Orangetip 1
  • Sara Orangetip 15
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Wright's Metalmark 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 6
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 15
  • West Coast Lady 1

Sara Orangetip

Desert Orangetip

Allen Belden

Forest Hill Neighborhood
Richmond city, VA

High in the mid 60s and the high for the previous four days in the 60s or 70s.

  • Cabbage White 1

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(10-83) Upper 70s, full sun. Saw the first metalmarks I’ve seen at the park since early August.

  • Barred Yellow 40
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Phaon Crescent 21
  • Mangrove Skipper 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5

Phaon Crescent

Mangrove Skipper

Little Metalmark

Brett Badeaux

Fallbrook
San Diego County, CA

  • Checkered White 1
  • Desert Orangetip 6
  • Sara Orangetip 15
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 8
  • Painted Lady 20+
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1

Dainty Sulphur

Sara Orangetip

William D. Beck

Huachuca Mtns, Carr Canyon nr Sierra Vista
Cochise County, AZ

  • Brown Elfin
  • Spring Azure
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady

Brown Elfin

Brett Badeaux

near San Clemente
San Diego County, CA

Full sun high 50’s

  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Silvery Blue
  • Mourning Cloak
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • West Coast Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch

Silvery Blue

Tom Palmer

Ocala National Forest
Marion County, FL

Very little blooming except plum trees; Very little activity around trees.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 16
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Phaon Crescent 22
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2

Jim Hengeveld

Crandon Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1

Mangrove Skipper

Monk Skipper

Tom Palmer

Crooked Lake WEA
Polk County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Carolina Satyr 18
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

Turkey Creek Sanctuary, Palm Bay
Brevard County, FL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 10

Three-spotted Skipper

Ron Smith

Boulware Springs Park
Alachua County, FL

w/ Lori. Terrible pix, but a Great Purple nevertheless.

  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 1

Amelia Grimm

Long Key Natural Area and Natura Center
Broward County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Atala 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 12
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1

john heyse

Crockett Hills Park
Contra Costa County, CA

56F

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Mourning Cloak

Ron Smith

Sawgrass Lake Park
Pinellas County, FL

The most reliable site that I know of for Silver-spotted Skipper in Pinellas.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Horace's Duskywing

Silver-spotted Skipper