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

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

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

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
  • Phaon 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

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’ Berry’s 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
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Gulf Fritillary

White Peacock

Large Orange Sulphur

Red-banded Hairstreak

Phaon Crescent

Baracoa Skipper

Berry's 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
  • Phaon 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
  • 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

Phaon 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