March 2019 Sightings

Tom Palmer

Tenoroc Public Use Area Bridgewater Tract
Polk County, FL

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 16
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Allen Belden

Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center
Broward County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Atala 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Zebra Heliconian 18
  • White Peacock 8
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Atala

Mark and Holly Salvato

Everglades National Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

Visited Long Pine Key and Mahogany Hammock only.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Florida Leafwing 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 27
  • Palatka Skipper 11
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Baracoa Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Florida Leafwing

Barred Yellow

Variegated Fritillary

Twin-spot Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

Castellow Hammock, Homestead
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 15
  • Monarch 1

Polydamas Swallowtail

Edward Perry IV

Mason Terrace, Melbourne, FL, 32935
Brevard County, FL

On tropical milkweed in my front yard.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Bart Jones

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

These sightings are from March 1st and 3rd. There are thousands of Painted Ladies migrating through.

  • Spring White
  • Checkered White
  • Desert Orangetip
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Marine Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Painted Lady
  • Funereal Duskywing

Checkered White

Desert Orangetip

Sara Orangetip

Desert Orangetip

Marine Blue

Ken Wilson with Bart Jones

Anza-Borego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Low to Mid 60s, very windy, and partly cloudy.

  • Spring White
  • Desert Orangetip
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Painted Lady
  • Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Desert Orangetip

JoAnna N Clayton

Sawgrass Lake Park
Pinellas County, FL

Sighting from area around the Ed Center’s blooming Azaleas, and Lantana

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 6
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Monk Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

White Peacock

Long-tailed Skipper

Walter Wallenstein

Along US 27, just north of Griffin Road, west side
Broward County, FL

Bull Thistles are blooming, had to go see what’s being drawn to them

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 21
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 22
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 3
  • Palatka Skipper 4
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 26

Pearl Crescent

Palatka Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Sachem

Twin-spot Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Common Buckeye

John and Nancy Crosby

Tabby Oaks, Shellman Bluff, GA 31331
McIntosh County, GA

From Old Shellman Road take Priester Road NE, go 1/2 mile and take left onto Captain Cove Road then before Cul de Sac take a left onto the old Priester Road. Park at the gate and walk in. Turn right at pavement and walk through the concrete pillars. Redbud Trees are over the road. Best time is 11-2 pm as tall trees prevent the sun from getting in too early or too late.

  • Southern Pearly-eye 1

Southern Pearly-eye

Linda Cooper

Three Lakes WMA-Hwy. 60 Unit
Osceola County, FL

10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Weather: 78°-82°, sun a.m.-40%, p.m.-80%, wind 10-16 mph. Nectar: thistle, pennyroyal, bidens, erigeron, spermacoce, rudbeckia. RSpink, LCooper.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 35
  • Black Swallowtail 22
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 11
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 12
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Little Metalmark 58
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 33
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 35
  • White Peacock 2
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 17
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 86
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Sachem 6
  • Delaware Skipper 6
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 40
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5

Pearl Crescent

Little Metalmark

Aaron's Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Whirlabout

Palmetto Skipper

Sachem

Palmetto Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Palmetto Skipper

John Heyse

Adobe Dam Park
Maricopa County, AZ

68F

  • Checkered White 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3

Checkered White

William D. Beck

Peppersauce Cyn and nr Oracle
Pinal County, AZ

A couple days of warmth brought out the action!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Pearly Marble
  • Desert Orangetip
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Brown Elfin
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Spring Azure
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady
  • Orange Skipperling

Orange Skipperling

Pearly Marble

Gray Hairstreak

Pearly Marble

Mylitta Crescent

Brown Elfin

Great Purple Hairstreak

Brown Elfin

John and Nancy Crosby

Tabby Oaks, Shellman Bluff, GA 31331
McIntosh County, GA

From Old Shellman Road take Priester Road NE, go 1/2 mile and take left onto Captain Cove Road then before Cul de Sac take a left onto the old Priester Road. Park at the gate and walk in. Turn right at pavement and walk through the concrete pillars. Redbud Trees are over the road. Best time is 11-2 pm as tall trees prevent the sun from getting in too early or too late.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Henry's Elfin 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 12
  • Carolina Satyr 24
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Henry's Elfin

John Heyse

Adobe Dam Park
Maricopa County, AZ

68F

  • Checkered White 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4

Checkered White

White Checkered-Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Linda Cooper

Three Lakes WMA - Williams Road Unit
Osceola County, FL

10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Weather: 66°-73°; winds - 8-12 mph; sun a.m. - 100%, p.m. - 50%. Nectar: thistle, pickerelweed, sensitive briar, helenium. Williams Rd & Rd 1 covered. 1 Zebra Sw Cat & 2 eggs on Asimina. RSpink, LCooper.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 13
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 47
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 11
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 14
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 2
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 15
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 32
  • Sachem 1
  • Arogos Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 24
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Whirlabout

Arogos Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Little Metalmark

Palmetto Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Palmetto Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail caterpillar

William D. Beck

Catalina State Park, north end, Tucson
Pima County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Painted Lady
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper

Yucca Giant-Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Karl and Dorothy Legler

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

Couple of days ago we had temperatures in the low 30’s. But butterflies were still nice today, 79 degrees. 39 species and undoubtedly there were species we missed.
Afternoon. Partly sunny. Wind moderate.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 3
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Pixie 4
  • American Snout 1
  • Theona Checkerspot 1
  • Bordered Patch 9
  • Vesta Crescent 3
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Queen 1
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 4
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Double-dotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Common Mellana 3
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 3

Bordered Patch

Common Streaky-Skipper

Theona Checkerspot

Nysa Roadside-Skipper

Double-dotted Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Michael Troyan

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Pima County, AZ

  • Checkered White abundant
  • Sara Orangetip 5
  • Orange Sulphur abundant
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Texan Crescent abundant
  • Empress Leilia 10

Checkered White

Empress Leilia

Empress Leilia

Texan Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

John and Nancy Crosby

Tabby Oaks, Shellman Bluff, GA 31331
McIntosh County, GA

From Old Shellman Road take Priester Road NE, go 1/2 mile and take left onto Captain Cove Road then before Cul de Sac take a left onto the old Priester Road. Park at the gate and walk in. Turn right at pavement and walk through the concrete pillars. Redbud Trees are over the road. Best time is 11-2 pm as tall trees prevent the sun from getting in too early or too late.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Henry's Elfin 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Carolina Satyr 9
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Red-banded Hairstreak

Carolina Satyr

Juvenal's Duskywing

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Weather: 73° - 77°; sun a.m. - 70%, p.m. - 60%, winds 5-7 mph. Nectar: thistle, bidens, tickseed. 2 Monarch caterpillars on Asclepias perennis. RSpink, LCooper

  • Zebra Swallowtail 32
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 45
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 36
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Phaon Crescent 29
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 1
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 8
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 26
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6

Palamedes Swallowtail

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Cloudywing

Twin-spot Skipper

Sachem

Twin-spot Skipper

Confused Cloudywing

Palmetto Skipper, Twin-spot Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Savannah-Ogeechee Canal, Hwy 204 W of I-95 2 miles
Chatham County, GA

Searching for a Creole Pearly-eye as cane is present on this trail from the Visitor Cnt - Ogeechee River. We saw blooming redbud trees and a possible Henry’s Elfin. We saw an anglewing either Question Mark or E Comma.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Gemmed Satyr

Mark and Holly Salvato

Three Lakes WMA, Hwy 60 Unit
Osceola County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Little Metalmark 17
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 27
  • Sachem 2
  • Delaware Skipper 6
  • Palmetto Skipper 14
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4

Palamedes Swallowtail

Sachem

Little Metalmark

Palmetto Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Delaware Skipper

JoAnna N Clayton

Personal Residence - NE St. Petersburg
Pinellas County, FL

Second occurrence of Fulvous Hairstreak in my yard. I had photographed one on 4/26/16.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1

Fulvous Hairstreak

Fulvous Hairstreak

John and Nancy Crosby

Montezuma Bluffs WMA near Montezuma, GA
Macon County, GA

Falcate Orangetip was a lifer! It was 70 degrees, sunny & calm (11:30 am - 1:30 pm). We saw males in flight as soon as we got down the trail a bit between marker 6 & 9. Constantly in flight it took 1 1/2 hours to get a photo of them! One female was quite small. Another female was fresher and more cooperative. There were 5 males & 2 females.

  • Falcate Orangetip 7
  • Question Mark 3

Question Mark

Question Mark

Falcate Orangetip

Falcate Orangetip

Bart Jones

my yard, Midtown Memphis
Shelby County, TN

While trimming back ornamental grasses today, I flushed this Eastern Comma that was sheltering down in the clump. Temperature was in the low 60s. It won’t be long until things should be picking up here.

  • Eastern Comma 1

John Lampkin

Triple Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin. 10-1; 75-80 degrees
The Juvenal’s wings are likely torn from tearing through those blackberry brambles and not as a result of predator encounters, but one never knows.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 29
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Carolina Satyr 9
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Mark and Holly Salvato

Turkey Creek Sanctuary, Palm Bay
Brevard County, FL

With Dennis Forsythe

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Question Mark 1

Question Mark

Michael Troyan

Catalina State Park
Pima County, AZ

take Canyon Loop Trail, After 2nd Stream crossing veer of maim path down to stream.
All good butterflies here !!!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Dainty Sulphur abundant
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 4
  • American Snout 2
  • Tiny Checkerspot 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Empress Leilia 4
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 2

Dainty Sulphur

Orange Skipperling

Common Checkered-Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Pipevine Swallowtail

Arizona Powdered-Skipper

Tiny Checkerspot

Fatal Metalmark

Acmon Blue

Empress Leilia

Common Buckeye

Acmon Blue

American Snout

Spring Azure

Checkered White

Orange Sulphur

John and Nancy Crosby

Tabby Oaks, Shellman Bluff, GA 31331
McIntosh County, GA

84 degrees, calm, partially cloudy.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Henry's Elfin 5
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Carolina Satyr 20

Pearl Crescent

Carolina Satyr

Barred Yellow

Palamedes Swallowtail

Red-banded Hairstreak

Henry's Elfin

Juniper Hairstreak

Michael Troyan

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area [Lower Sabino Canyon]
Pima County, AZ

went down to the dam and worked the west side of river, North on Sabino lake trail through Bluff trail and up to Rattlesnake trail

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White abundant
  • Pearly Marble 3
  • Sara Orangetip 4
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Dainty Sulphur abundant
  • Marine Blue 1
  • American Snout 10
  • Texan Crescent abundant
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red-spotted Admiral 2
  • Empress Leilia 5
  • Queen 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1

Painted Lady

Queen

White Checkered-Skipper

Marine Blue

American Snout

Texan Crescent

Southern Dogface

Texan Crescent

Dainty Sulphur

Empress Leilia

Pearly Marble

Checkered White

Marine Blue

Sara Orangetip

Pearly Marble

John and Nancy Crosby

Harris Neck NWR, Woody pond dam
McIntosh County, GA

1-1:15, light breeze, mostly sunny. Reliable site for Red Admirals each spring.

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

John and Nancy Crosby

Tabby Oaks, Shellman Bluff, GA 31331
McIntosh County, GA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Henry's Elfin 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Gemmed Satyr 3
  • Carolina Satyr 20
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8

Spicebush Swallowtail

Carolina Satyr

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Long-tailed Skipper

Gemmed Satyr

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

John and Nancy Crosby

Tabby Oaks, Shellman Bluff, GA 31331
McIntosh County, GA

Only 65 with NE winds 8-15 so fewer species but a couple of new ones appeared. The Henry’s Elfin is D. h yawehus described by Ron Gatrelle in 1999. The host plant here in Coastal Georgia is Ilex vomitoria, yapon holly.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Henry's Elfin 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Carolina Satyr 15
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1

Northern Cloudywing

Zarucco Duskywing

Henry's Elfin

Zebra Swallowtail

Tom Palmer

Lakeland Highlands Scrub
Polk County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6

American Lady

Pipevine Swallowtail

Jim Egbert

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
Baldwin County, AL

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Roaring Run Recreation Area
Armstrong County, PA

First butterflies of the year.

  • Eastern Comma 6
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

John Heyse

Rio Salado Park, Phoenix
Maricopa County, AZ

60F

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Queen 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Empress Leilia

Empress Leilia

Fiery Skipper

Queen

Allen Belden

Powhatan State Park
Powhatan County, VA

Sunny, high in the mid 70s. Spring Azure not determined to subspecies but probably the “summer” type.

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

11:00 to 3:30, and 7 miles of hiking yielded only 4 species of butterflies. California Tortoiseshells were plentiful.

  • Mustard White 1
  • Spring Azure 25
  • California Tortoiseshell 42
  • Mourning Cloak 8

Spring Azure

Mustard White

Mustard White

Mourning Cloak

California Tortoiseshell

John & Nancy Crosby & Pierre Howard

Tabby Oaks, Shellman Bluff, GA 31331
McIntosh County, GA

78 degrees, SE winds 8-10, partly sunny. Henry’s Elfin subspecies was D.h yawehus that was recently photographed at this site oviposting on Ilex vomitoria, yapon holly.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Henry's Elfin 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 15
  • Southern Pearly-eye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 25
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Henry's Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

Zarucco Duskywing

Spicebush Swallowtail

Southern Pearly-eye

Zebra Swallowtail

Tom Palmer

Ocala National Forest
Marion County, FL

Ceanothus and some Thistle blooming. I saw no grass skippers today.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 9
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 7
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 20
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4

Palamedes Swallowtail

Southern Cloudywing

Sleepy Duskywing

William D. Beck

North End Catalina State Park, North Tucson
Pima County, AZ

  • Checkered White
  • Desert Orangetip
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral

Desert Orangetip

Gray Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Checkered White

Rick Cheicante

Bel Air, MD yard
Harford County, MD

Low 70’s and plenty of sunshine. First significant break in long malaise of winter-like weather. Found in the sunny and warmer glade throughout the mid- and late afternoon.

  • Eastern Comma 1

JoAnna N Clayton

N.E. St. Pete - Personal Residence
Pinellas County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Three-spotted Skipper

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raritan
Somerset County, NJ

My first butterfly of the season.

  • Cabbage White 1

Kelly Ducham

Dinner Island Ranch WMA
Hendry County, FL

Birding in the early morning and butterflies picked up between 11:00 - 2:00.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 6
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Monarch 12
  • Queen 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 20
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Queen

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Three-spotted Skipper

White Peacock

Pearl Crescent

Southern Broken-Dash

Carolina Satyr

John and Nancy Crosby

Plum Orchard Cemetery near Townsend WMA
McIntosh County, GA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3

Sleepy Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

John and Nancy Crosby

Townsend WMA
McIntosh County, GA

84 degrees, 12-15 mph S winds, Sunny. Long leaf pine habitat. Water in the ditches with little nectar source except briars.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Carolina Satyr 25
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Carolina Satyr

Carolina Satyr

Pearl Crescent

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Red-banded Hairstreak

Kathy Beza Richardson

John C. Radcliffe Conservation Area
Chesterfield County, VA

  • Henry's Elfin 1

Henry's Elfin

Bart Jones

Midtown Memphis
Shelby County, TN

The Cabbage Whites are FOY non-hibernating butterflies.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

64F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mylitta Crescent

Ken Wilson

San Clemente
Orange County, CA

Sunny & warm.

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Sonoran Blue
  • Silvery Blue
  • Painted Lady
  • West Coast Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Common Ringlet
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper

Anise Swallowtail

Bramble Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Painted Lady

West Coast Lady

Shawn Taylor

Piedmont Park and Atlanta Botanical Garden
Fulton County, GA

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Pearl Crescent

John Heyse

Adobe Dam Park
Maricopa County, AZ

68F

  • Spring White 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4

Spring White

White Checkered-Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

David H. Bartholomew

Sunol-Ohlone Regional Park
Alameda County, CA

Silvery Blues seen all along the Alameda Creek Trail. Painted Ladies were on their way to somewhere, from somewhere, and all showing nicks and tears from their travels.

  • Mustard White 2
  • Sara Orangetip 14
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 20
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 14
  • Propertius Duskywing 1

Propertius Duskywing

Sara Orangetip

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

William D. Beck

near GoodSprings, just south of Las Vegas
Clark County, NV

  • Sheridan's Hairstreak
  • Painted Lady

Sheridan's Hairstreak

Sheridan's Hairstreak

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

lots of fresh Painted Ladies - migrants.

  • Painted Lady 10+

William D. Beck

Lime Kiln Canyon
Mohave County, AZ

  • Desert Elfin

Desert Elfin

John and Nancy Crosby

Everglades National Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

Long Pine Key Trail Gates 4 & 8. Temp 78, sunny. Targeted FL Leafwing. We saw a ‘lifer’ Palatka Skipper!

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 22
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • White Peacock 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 5
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Palatka Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

White Peacock

Large Orange Sulphur

Red-banded Hairstreak

Phaon Crescent

Baracoa Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Tom Palmer

Dinner Island Ranch WMA
Hendry County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 2
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 56
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Eufala Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Giant Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Southern Broken-Dash

Twin-spot Skipper

Three-spotted Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Barbara Peck

Anderson River Park
Shasta County, CA

Many Painted Ladies flying in the park today. The odd thing is they ALL seemed to be flying in a downstream or southeasterly direction.

  • Painted Lady 25+

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

17 spp - 263 individuals. Nice variety. Most were found feeding on thistle, bidens, lantana and/or cactus flower.

  • Barred Yellow 49
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 14
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 28
  • Phaon Crescent 111
  • White Peacock 11
  • Monarch 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 21
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 6
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 5
  • Obscure Skipper 3

Little Metalmark

Barred Yellow

Monk Skipper

Mangrove Skipper

Dorantes Longtail

Gulf Fritillary

Obscure Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Phaon Crescent

Silvester Williams

Heber City
Wasatch County, UT

my first butterfly of spring, and my favorite too.

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Dinner Island Ranch WMA
Hendry County, FL

Targeted Hayhurst Scallopwing reported here a couple days ago. Inside info on this location needed as no signage marked trails, distances or entry points for reaching hammocks in pastures enclosed with barbed wire. Without info on where to find the Bloodleaf host plant this target was not feasible.

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • White Peacock 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 50
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 60
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4

Common Buckeye

White Peacock

Fiery Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Sachem

Eufala Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Least Skipper

Whirlabout

Delaware Skipper

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Queen

Monarch

American Lady

Pearl Crescent

Zebra Heliconian

Gulf Fritillary

Ceraunus Blue

Red-banded Hairstreak

Sleepy Orange

Carmen Moreno

M Street and University Ave. near Merced College
Merced County, CA

Hundreds of Painted Ladies are flying through our town! There’s a farm out back of Merced College and they seem to be coming from that direction (northeastish??). Beatiful!

  • Painted Lady 100s

William D. Beck

Peppersauce Canyon nr Oracle
Pinal County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Pearly Marble
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Brown Elfin
  • Spring Azure
  • Texan Crescent
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady
  • Tropical Buckeye
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing
  • Juvenal's Duskywing
  • Meridian Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Orange Skipperling
  • White-barred Skipper

Tropical Buckeye

Brown Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

White-barred Skipper

Sara Orangetip

Meridian Duskywing

Pearly Marble

Elizabeth Golden

Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park
Volusia County, FL

Only butterfly species seen on a cool morning (50s) along a wooded trail.

  • Little Wood-Satyr 4

Elizabeth Golden

Tomoka State Park
Volusia County, FL

Large numbers of Great Southern Whites were present both inside and outside of the park and in other nearby coastal areas.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 40+
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5

Black Swallowtail

Edward Perry IV

Mason Terrace, Melbourne, FL, 32935
Brevard County, FL

On daisy fleabane in my backyard.

  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 3

Cassius Blue

Bart Jones

Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area
Wilson County, TN

Butterflies seen during a Tennessee Native Plant Society field trip. Temperatures in lower 60s. Falcate Orangetips included 3 males and 1 female.

  • Falcate Orangetip 4
  • Spring Azure 2

Falcate Orangetip

William D. Beck

Box Canyon in Santa Rita Mtns
Pima County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Spring White
  • Pearly Marble
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Southern Dogface
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Spring Azure
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Zela Metalmark
  • Bordered Patch
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Texan Crescent
  • Mourning Cloak
  • American Lady
  • Tropical Buckeye
  • Empress Leilia
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper
  • Juvenal's Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Common Streaky-Skipper
  • Orange Skipperling
  • White-barred Skipper

Fatal Metalmark

Tropical Buckeye

Common Streaky-Skipper

Arizona Powdered-Skipper

Empress Leilia

Zela Metalmark

Great Purple Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Bordered Patch

Tiny Checkerspot

American Lady

Mark and Holly Salvato

St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Northeast Preserve
Brevard County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Delaware Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

St. Sebastian Buffer Preserve State Park, Southwest Preserve
Indian River County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Eufala Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

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

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock

Spicebush Swallowtail

Julia Heliconian

Julia Heliconian

Elizabeth Golden

Princess Place Preserve
Flagler County, FL

Seen along the”Blue Trail” in the mid-afternoon.

  • Great Southern White 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Carolina Satyr 7
  • Little Wood-Satyr 26

Little Wood-Satyr

Carolina Satyr

Edward Perry IV

Mason Terrace, Melbourne, FL, 32935
Brevard County, FL

On daisy fleabane in my backyard.

  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Fulvous Hairstreak

Three-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Three-spotted Skipper

Walter Wallenstein

Everglades National Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 24
  • Large Orange Sulphur 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Florida Leafwing 1
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Queen 4
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Palatka Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 8

Palatka Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

White Peacock

Gulf Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Whirlabout

Mangrove Skipper

Marcus & Charles Gray

Vansant
Buchanan County, VA

  • Cabbage White 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Tabby Oaks, Shellman Bluff, GA 31331
McIntosh County, GA

3 Weeks ago at this location we saw our first Coastal subspecies of Henry’s Elfin; Callophrys henrici yawehus. Yawehus feeds on Ilex vomitoria (Yapon Holly) not redbud. Today we saw a couple of fresh individuals & a couple not so fresh. It was sunny and 66 degrees with NW winds 5-10.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 18
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Henry's Elfin 4
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 24
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1

Barred Yellow

Red-banded Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Henry's Elfin

Zebra Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Carolina Satyr

Gemmed Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Southern Pearly-eye

Northern Cloudywing

Zabulon Skipper

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Cloudless Sulphur

Shawn Taylor

Piedmont Park & surrounding areas
Fulton County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3

Rick Borchelt

Patuxent National Research Refuge, North Tract
Anne Arundel County, MD

Mostly sunny, light breeze, midafternoon temps in the low 60’s F. All species seen on gravel/sand road in mixed pine/oak/maple assemblage with extensive holly understory.

  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Eastern Comma

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trails.
Worcester County, MA

My earliest sighting ever, potentially the first Butterfly in Massachusetts for 2019? First Sunny day and Fifty Four Degrees.

  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Kelly Ducham

Big Cypress Preserve
Collier County, FL

Wagonwheel Road and then south to 41 on Birdon Road. Warm and sunny day. 12:10 - 3:15.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 11
  • Viceroy 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Delaware Skipper 6
  • Palatka Skipper 2
  • Berry's Skipper 4
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 10

Delaware Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Palatka Skipper

Little Metalmark

Twin-spot Skipper

Common Buckeye

Berry's Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Chickasawwhatchee WMA near Albany, GA
Calhoun County, GA

We walked a path where our friend sees both Henry’s & E Pine Elfin but we were a little too late in the season. He saw them here 2 weeks ago! We saw 1 Elfin but it flew before we got our cameras focused.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Carolina Satyr 45
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1

Carolina Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Common Buckeye

Clouded Skipper

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Lady

Pearl Crescent

Steven Glynn

Silver Bluff Audubon Preserve
Aiken County, SC

Overcast, 60 degrees during my mid-day visit.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 16
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Southern Cloudywing 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Southern Cloudywing

Zabulon Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

John and Nancy Crosby

Tabby Oaks, Shellman Bluff, GA 31331
McIntosh County, GA

Noticably absent were Henry’s Elfin (we’ve seen since March 3rd), Red-banded & Juniper Hairstreaks. It was sunny 68 degrees winds were 10 mph but this woodland is sheltered from most of it.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 15
  • Southern Pearly-eye 6
  • Gemmed Satyr 14
  • Carolina Satyr 48
  • Little Wood-Satyr 25
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5

Southern Pearly-eye

Gemmed Satyr

Carolina Satyr

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Southern Pearly-eye

Palamedes Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Jeff Pavlik

Fenner Nature Center
Ingham County, MI

Sunny. About 55 degrees.

  • Mourning Cloak 2

John and Nancy Crosby

Tabby Oaks, Shellman Bluff, GA 31331
McIntosh County, GA

60 degrees with 10-15 mph winds from NE. This woodland area is mostly protected from the winds.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 7
  • Carolina Satyr 40
  • Little Wood-Satyr 20
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1

Palamedes Swallowtail

Red-banded Hairstreak

Carolina Satyr

Gemmed Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Juvenal's Duskywing

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Bart Jones

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Shelby County, TN

Left work early for a couple of hours at the park. Sunny and 72 degrees. Looks like this may be a very good spring for Red Admirals. All Falcate Orangetips were male.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 14

Red Admiral

Falcate Orangetip

Zebra Swallowtail

Rich Kelly

New York Botanical Garden
Bronx County, NY

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Jeff Pavlik

Fenner Nature Center
Ingham County, MI

  • Eastern Comma 1

Rick Borchelt

Old Bradley Road, Mardela Springs
Wicomico County, MD

Cool but sunny, ambient temps around 55F. Butterflies were basking on the sand surface of the road in a pine/oak/maple/holly assemblage along the Nanticoke River. Several other anglewings flushed op from the road but could not be ID’d to species.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1

'Summer' Spring Azure

Question Mark

Steven Glynn

Tree Tops Park
Broward County, FL

Mostly sunny, 80 degrees. Late afternoon visit.

  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian common
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • White Peacock 6
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2

Ruddy Daggerwing

Horace's Duskywing

Dorantes Longtail

Steven Glynn

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve
Okeechobee County, FL

Mostly sunny, 72 degrees, but with strong, persistent winds of 15-25 mph making things tough.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 3
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Queen 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 13
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Nectar party!

Delaware Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Southern Broken-Dash

Twin-spot Skipper

Barred Yellow

Little Metalmark

Black Swallowtail

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trails.
Worcester County, MA

Second and third butterflies Of 2019. Mourning Cloaks!

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

John and Nancy Crosby

Sea Way NE, Shellman Bluff, GA
McIntosh County, GA

While watering sweet peas, a 1st ever in our yard, Henry’s Elfin landed on a camellia leaf 3’ from me in perfect location for good look!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

American Lady

Spring Azure

Great Purple Hairstreak

Zebra Swallowtail

Pat Perkison

Georgetown
Williamson County, TX

Monarch on Prairie verbena

  • Monarch 1

William D. Beck

Hiway 93 at Nothing, nr Bagdad AZ
Yavapai County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Leanira Checkerspot
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Great Purple Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Variable Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot

Allen Belden

Richmond National Battlefield Park: Malvern Hill Unit
Henrico County, VA

Partly sunny, high in the mid 70s. Spring Azures not determined to subspecies but probably the “summer” type. Falcate Orangetip a male.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5

Butterfly Walk at Estero Llano Grande State Park

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Hidalgo County, TX

This weekly field trip was 2 1/2 hours, led by Rick Snider. 10 people attended and 26 species were found. Temperature was about 82 and windy but protected. Mostly cloudy.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 4
  • Tawny Emperor 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2

Walter Wallenstein

Long Key Natural Area
Broward County, FL

2:20pm-3:30pm
Breezy day!

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 12
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Atala 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 13
  • Zebra Heliconian 21
  • White Peacock 3
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 21
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Michael Diederich

Chappaqua Friends Nursery School, Route 120, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Allan R. Loudell

Along Route 40 -- Bear . Glasgow
New Castle County, DE

My first butterflies of 2019

  • Cabbage White 2

john heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

62F
migrant Painted Ladies - 10+ in the first 20 minutes

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Painted Lady 50+

Painted Lady

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park
Contra Costa County, CA

61F

  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Painted Lady 10+

Silvery Blue

Mark and Holly Salvato

White River Lake, Spur
Crosby County, TX

With Steve Moore.

  • Olympia Marble 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Ken Wilson with Bob Gorman & Diane Broduer

Cactus Springs Trail
Riverside County, CA

This location was quite slow. Due to unseasonably late rains and cold weather, most of Southern California appears to be running at least a month late.

  • Spring White
  • Gray Marble
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Painted Lady

Sagebrush Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot

David H. Bartholomew

Joshua Tree National Park
Riverside County, CA

Some of the butterflies seen during the Cottonwood Spring Count; this is not a complete list. Cool morning, pleasantly warm in the afternoon.

  • Becker's White
  • Spring White
  • Checkered White
  • Pearly Marble
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot common
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper 1

Yucca Giant-Skipper

Sagebrush Checkerspot

Sagebrush Checkerspot

Sagebrush Checkerspot

Sara Orangetip

Pearly Marble

Dainty Sulphur

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trails/My Backyard.
Worcester County, MA

Seventy Degrees Finally!

  • Mourning Cloak 6

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Turkey hunting was open and busy so Rachel and I did road shoulders only, driving and walking the short loop using Cross Road, as well as Cemetery Road. Temperatures started out cool but the leps picked up as the sun warmed things up. Lots of nectar with bull thistle, Nuttall’s thistle, Bidens alba, and tons of Daisy Fleabane. Car problems cut the day short; survey time 8:15 to 1 pm.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 11
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 22
  • Great Southern White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 18
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Monarch 23
  • Northern Cloudywing 28
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 13
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 6
  • Palmetto Skipper 12
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 14

Northern Cloudywing

Twin-spot Skipper

Whirlabout

Palmetto Skipper

Monk Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Confused Cloudywing

Kathy Beza Richardson

Chatham Vineyards and Winery
Northampton County, VA

Also saw a swallowtail, but at a distance and unable to positively ID which one.
Sunny, 57 degrees, breezy

  • Cabbage White 5

Marcus Gray & Children

Cross Estate Gardens driveway
Morris County, NJ

75F

  • Eastern Comma 1

Shawn Taylor

Piedmont Park
Fulton County, GA

Clear, sunny, and a bit breezy. 77º

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

David Benvent

Lord Stirling Park
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

White River Lake, Spur
Crosby County, TX

With Steve Moore.

  • Checkered White 4
  • Olympia Marble 3
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 2

Olympia Marble

Nysa Roadside-Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Nysa Roadside-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Olympia Marble

Gorgone Checkerspot

Sleepy Duskywing

Ken Wilson

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

The is a combined report from multiple visits to ABDSP within the month of March. Overall, due to rain & cold weather into late February the season is running approx one month late.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Becker's White
  • Spring White
  • Checkered White
  • Desert Orangetip
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Sonoran Blue
  • Silvery Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Wright's Metalmark
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • California Patch
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Painted Lady
  • Queen
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Orange Skipperling

Acmon Blue

Ceraunus Blue

Marine Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Variable Checkerspot

Wright's Metalmark

Mormon Metalmark

Desert Orangetip

Funereal Duskywing

Sara Orangetip

Sonoran Blue

Spring White

David H. Bartholomew

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Cool and Plum Canyons, with Ken Wilson and Bob Gorman. Thousands of migrating Painted Ladies dominated the landscape, making it difficult to differentiate the few other butterflies of similar size.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Becker's White 1
  • Spring White 1
  • Checkered White
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Sonoran Blue
  • Wright's Metalmark
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • California Patch
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Painted Lady superabundant
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Orange Skipperling 1

Wright's Metalmark

Wright's Metalmark

Ceraunus Blue

Mormon Metalmark

Sonoran Blue

Spring White

Sleepy Orange

White Checkered-Skipper

Painted Lady

Variable Checkerspot

Becker's White

Joanne Langabee

Sarpy County
Sarpy County, NE

Finally a sunny day around 45 degrees. First butterfly of the year basking in the sun.

  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Kelly Ducham

Fakahatchee State Preserve - Jones Grade Road
Collier County, FL

Warm and sunny morning. Drove along the road and then walked .5 miles on the trail. 10:30 - noon.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • White Peacock 3
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Palatka Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Monk Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Ruddy Daggerwing

Pearl Crescent

Sachem

Kathy Beza Richardson

Louisa County High School
Louisa County, VA

sunny, breezy, 60 degrees, rained in the morning

  • Horace's Duskywing 4

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

David Benvent

914 Valley Rd, Gillette, NJ 07933, USA
Morris County, NJ

Seen while driving

  • Cabbage White 1