April 2019 Sightings

Steven Glynn

Francis Marion NF
Charleston County, SC

Late afternoon visit. Overcast, 55 degrees and breezy. Not ideal, but still productive.

  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 3
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 4

Gemmed Satyr

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Southern Pearly-eye

Mark and Holly Salvato

Lawrence Wood Picnic Area, Davis Mountains
Jeff Davis County, TX

With Steve Moore.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 10
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 2
  • Morrison's Skipper 15
  • White-barred Skipper 10

Rocky Mountain Duskywing

White-barred Skipper

Rocky Mountain Duskywing

Mournful Duskywing

Morrison's Skipper

Morrison's Skipper

William D. Beck

Along Mt. Lemmon Highway - East of Tucson
Pima County, AZ

My observations as part of the NABA Sabino Canyon spring butterfly count (Mary Klinkel Count Leader)

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Pearly Marble
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Brown Elfin
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Arizona Hairstreak
  • Spring Azure
  • Acmon Blue
  • Zela Metalmark
  • Black Checkerspot
  • Bordered Patch
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper
  • Sleepy Duskywing
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Pacuvius Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Orange Skipperling
  • White-barred Skipper

Arizona Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Black Checkerspot

Black Checkerspot

Arizona Hairstreak

Mark and Holly Salvato

Big Bend National Park
Brewster County, TX

With Steve Moore and Mike Bearce.

Visited several areas in the Park, including the Chisos Basin, Green Gulch, Window Trail and Sam Nail Ranch, among others.

We had two Big Bend Scrub-Hairstreaks (Strymon solitario).

Streaky-Skippers appeared to us to be Scarce Streaky-Skippers, but it may be best to refer to them as Celotes sp.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 20
  • Southern Dogface 12
  • Lyside Sulphur 10
  • Mexican Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 15
  • Dainty Sulphur 30
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Cyna Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 30
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Rawson's Metalmark 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 40
  • Theona Checkerspot 15
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • Vesta Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Tropical Buckeye 2
  • California Sister 6
  • Monarch 8
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Scarce Streaky-Skipper 3
  • Orange Skipperling 3
  • Python Skipper 1

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Scarce Streaky-Skipper

Orange Skipperling

Theona Checkerspot

Texan Crescent

Theona Checkerspot

Python Skipper

Cyna Blue

Funereal Duskywing

Cyna Blue

Golden-headed Scallopwing

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

Started around 43 degrees and after 3 hours was 50 degrees. Sunny with very little wind. Surprised to see 3 Eastern Comma and 2 Red Admirals

  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 2

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 3

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Larry Fellows

near Gordon Hirabayashi Campground on Mt. Lemmon
Pima County, AZ

Jill Johnson sighted the Small Checkered-Skipper, which is seen rarely in Pima County. I was fortunate to be nearby with my camera to photograph it.

  • Small Checkered-Skipper 1

Small Checkered-Skipper

Linda Romine

William H. Harsha Lake, various locations
Clermont County, OH

Clear, mid 50’s, 1:30-4:30. Visited spillway entrance and end of saddle dam, perimeter trail. Also saw two Cabbage Whites in my nearby yard.

  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Red Admiral 3

Allen Belden

Dorey Park
Henrico County, VA

Sunny, high in the upper 60s. In addition, three unidentified anglewings were seen.

  • Falcate Orangetip 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Question Mark 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

Big Bend National Park
Brewster County, TX

With Steve Moore and Mike Bearce.

Areas visited included Dugout Wells, Green Gulch and the Chisos Basin, among others.

The observed Streaky-Skippers may best be noted as Celotes sp.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 18
  • Southern Dogface 10
  • Lyside Sulphur 4
  • Mexican Yellow 20
  • Sleepy Orange 10
  • Dainty Sulphur 25
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 6
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Rawson's Metalmark 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • California Sister 2
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Golden Banded-Skipper 2
  • Chisos Banded-Skipper 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Scarce Streaky-Skipper 2
  • Saltbush Sootywing 4
  • Orange Skipperling 5
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 4

Chisos Banded-Skipper

Chisos Banded-Skipper

California Sister

Golden Banded-Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Marine Blue

Northern Cloudywing

Fatal Metalmark

Juniper Hairstreak

Nysa Roadside-Skipper

Saltbush Sootywing

Chisos Banded-Skipper

Chisos Banded-Skipper

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands.
Worcester County, MA

Captured Mating!

  • Mourning Cloak 8

Mourning Cloak

Linda Romine

Shawnee State Forest, various
Scioto County, OH

Clear, becoming partly cloudy late in day, mid 50’s to low 60’s, occasional light breeze. 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Upper end of FR#7, lower end of BT#5 had most species, also visited BT#12, Picnic Point and BT#8, and “magic parking lot” on FR#1. First really good butterfly day!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Henry's Elfin 40
  • Spring Azure 9
  • Question Mark 7
  • Eastern Comma 37
  • Sleepy Duskywing 30

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sleepy Duskywing

Zebra Swallowtail

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Brown Elfin

Spring Azure

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

found nectaring on Pieris

  • Eastern Comma 2

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Dale Kennedy

Whitehouse Nature Center
Calhoun County, MI

  • Eastern Comma 1

James L. Monroe

Harris Neck NWR
McIntosh County, GA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 16
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr abundant
  • Little Wood-Satyr common
  • Monarch 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 1

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Metalmark

Allen Belden

Huguenot Park
Chesterfield County, VA

Sunny, high 65.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Mark and Holly Salvato

Big Bend National Park
Brewster County, TX

With Steve Moore and Mike Bearce.

Sites visited included Pine Canyon Trail and Green Gulch.

Streak-Skippers may best be noted as Celotes sp.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 4
  • Checkered White 16
  • Southern Dogface 7
  • Mexican Yellow 14
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 50
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 5
  • Mexican Silverspot 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Texan Crescent 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • California Sister 5
  • Tropical Leafwing 7
  • Monarch 2
  • Golden Banded-Skipper 7
  • Chisos Banded-Skipper 7
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 6
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Scarce Streaky-Skipper 8
  • Orange Skipperling 12
  • Umber Skipper 2
  • Python Skipper 5

Mexican Silverspot

Mexican Silverspot

Chisos Banded-Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Scarce Streaky-Skipper

Umber Skipper

Tropical Leafwing

Umber Skipper

Mexican Yellow

Python Skipper

Python Skipper

Chisos Banded-Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

Stewart Run Rd & St. Catherine Drive, Kirkwood, PA 17536
Lancaster County, PA

FOY Seen on embankment of mostly Roadside Penny-cress and individual plants of Garlic Mustard that they were sitting on, but no flowers were seen today on GM

  • Cabbage White 2

Kathy Beza Richardson

Lake Anna State Park
Spotsylvania County, VA

On a canoe trip around the border of park, and on stream behind visitor center by beach. Saw three orange ones, either commas or Question Marks- not close enough to OD, and possibly a Viceroy (seemed too small for Monarch), but again too far to ID. Sunny, temps ended in mid70’s, light breeze

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2

John and Nancy Crosby

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

82 degrees, winds 10-15, sunny. Butterflies seen while gardening. Watering newly planted petunias attacted the Azure and Zebra Swallowtail. Our American Holly is blooming, the Azure was a “Holly Azure.”

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

60F after rain

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Painted Lady 20+

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Started cloudy then got sunny. We saw 12 Eastern Comma in an area of the forest where the forester had been cutting some trees down. The Eastern Comma and Red Admiral were all over the sap.

  • Eastern Comma 12
  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Red Admiral, Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

John and Nancy Crosby

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

74 degrees, light wind, partially cloudy. We saw Prothonotary & Prairie Warblers and a Yellow-throated Warbler chasing a small butterfly in the swampy area.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Carolina Satyr 24
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 24
  • Northern Cloudywing 12
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Palamedes Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Juniper Hairstreak

Clouded Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Carolina Satyr

Giant Swallowtail

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Chased down a fresh male Orangetip today. Likely fresh from it’s chrysalis.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Eastern Comma 2

Eastern Comma

Falcate Orangetip

Glenn Koppel

SGL 130, Tripple Link Road
Mercer County, PA

  • Eastern Comma 6
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Rick Cheicante

Creswell yard
Harford County, MD

The first week of April spring slam!

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 2

Venice Kelly

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

on my walk today, i saw the first butterfly in the mountains for this season. it was partly sunny, quite breezy and 51F. there is still lots of snow in the woods where i was walking. unfortunately i didn’t have my camera with me.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trail.
Worcester County, MA

Love Cloaks!

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Outing cut short by more rain. Was 72 degrees & as a thunder storm approached the skies gradually darken, still the activity continued with dozens of satyrs in flight.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 50
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6
  • Northern Cloudywing 4

Palamedes Swallowtail

Southern Pearly-eye

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Cloudywing

Carolina Satyr

Spicebush Swallowtail

Dale Kennedy

Whitehouse Nature Center
Calhoun County, MI

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Andrew Block

Stewartville,
Warren County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Andrew Block

Spruce Run R.A., Clinton,
Hunterdon County, NJ

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Andrew Block

Merrill Creek Reservoir, Harmony Twp.,
Warren County, NJ

  • Eastern Comma 1

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

67F

67F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Painted Lady 10+

Allen Belden

Pocahontas State Park
Chesterfield County, VA

Partly sunny, high in the mid 70s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Henry's Elfin 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 24

Juvenal's Duskywing

Henry's Elfin

Joanne Langabee

Halleck park, Papillion, Ne
Sarpy County, NE

While watching my grandson’s baseball game a Red Admiral fly by. Sunny and around 70 degrees

  • Red Admiral 1

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Went walking in the forest on Oak trail and saw 2 Red Admirals flying by in front of me. Around 65 degrees. Also saw a Cabbage White at home about 1 mile away

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 2

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trail.
Worcester County, MA

Cloaks and an Eastern Comma. You’re never to old, to appreciate Butterflies🦋🐛

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 5

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Robert Bell

Tuttle Marsh
Iosco County, MI

My first butterfly of the year in northeast lower Michigan. 64 degrees with a thin overcast.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Kathy Beza Richardson

Maymont
Richmond city, VA

sunny, low 70’s, slightly breezy

  • Cabbage White 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • American Snout 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Eastern Comma

Marcus Gray & Family

Pipersville
Bucks County, PA

  • Cabbage White 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Shellman Bluff Health Plaza Pond, Shellman Bluff
McIntosh County, GA

  • Confused Cloudywing 1

Confused Cloudywing

John and Nancy Crosby

Charleston Landing & Plaza Pond on Shellman Bluff Road within 1 mile.
McIntosh County, GA

80 degrees, Full Sun after several days with rain. New species noted. Saw First Little Metalmark this Season!!!!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Confused Cloudywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Little Metalmark

American Lady

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Phaon Crescent

Carolina Satyr

Confused Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Salt Marsh Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Red-banded Hairstreak

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Shawn Taylor

Piedmont Park & Atlanta Botanical Garden
Fulton County, GA

Heavy rains overnight, with mostly clear skies today. High of 80. Mostly still with a few breezes here and there. Also saw two Nessus Sphinx moths. After a butterfly-less overcast day yesterday, I was happy to finally see more than a handful of butterflies.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2

White Checkered-Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dale Kennedy

Falling Waters Trail - Lime Lake vicinity
Jackson County, MI

birder now also looking at butterflies; warm (68 F), seen between 11:35 and 1 pm

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Allen Belden

James River Park: Pony Pasture area
Richmond city, VA

Partly sunny, high in the upper 70s.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Zebra Swallowtail

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(16-281). A very high count of Mangrove Skippers - with most feeding on dying out thistles.

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Barred Yellow 66
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 14
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 23
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 22
  • Phaon Crescent 57
  • White Peacock 5
  • Mangrove Skipper 72
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Monk Skipper 1

Mangrove Skipper

Little Metalmark

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Great Southern White

Denis C. Quinn

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

Both angle wings were flying in the mid to top section of blooming Plumb trees.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Comma 2

Andy Birkey

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

First of year butterflies. Many Mourning Cloaks along the bike paths. Sunny and 70 degrees. Hard to believe a blizzard is on its way.

  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 14

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Marcus Gray & Children

Home garden in Huguenot.
Orange County, NY

75F with occasional sun.

  • Cabbage White 1

Jim Wilkinson

Park Head Road
Washington County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 1

Spring Azure

Renee Davis

Hurleyville Rail Trail
Sullivan County, NY

First of the season!
Yeah–bring em on!

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Randy Harrod

Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area
Wilson County, TN

Southern Dogface is Lifer

Only walked a short portion of park. Very muddy.
Temps in 70’s clear sky

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 4

Randy Harrod

Cedars of Lebanon State Park
Wilson County, TN

Foggy morning that turned sunny and warm. Lots of Redbud in bloom.

Falcate Orangetip is Lifer

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Red Admiral

Juvenal's Duskywing

Painted Lady

Falcate Orangetip

Goatweed Leafwing

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

walked gardens for 2 hours. The longer we were out the cloudier it got. Temperature around 70 with light wind.

  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 7

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Red Admiral

Marcus Gray & Family

Home garden in Huguenot.
Orange County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Anna Harris

St George
Pottawatomie County, KS

  • Red Admiral 2

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Mary Felty

Yorktown Battlefield
York County, VA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2

Tony Brigagliano Squire (Raven)

Washington Park, Union City
Hudson County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 1

Falcate Orangetip

Barbara Peck

Piety Hill Loop of BLM Cloverdale Trails
Shasta County, CA

Worn Painted Ladies were nectaring on the acres and acres of Dichelostemma pulchellum (Blue Dicks). The red Pearly Marble egg was found near the top of a Streptanthus (Jewel Flower) that was starting to bloom.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 15
  • Pearly Marble 1
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 100

Pearly Marble egg

Painted Lady

Allen Belden

Richmond National Battlefield Park: Cold Harbor Unit
Hanover County, VA

Sunny, high in the low 70s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Henry's Elfin 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

David H. Bartholomew

San Bruno Mountain State & County Park
San Mateo County, CA

Sunny, but quite breezy and cool. All butterflies seen were along a two-mile stretch of the Ridge Trail.

  • Anise Swallowtail 6
  • Bramble Hairstreak 7
  • Brown Elfin 6
  • Moss' Elfin 1
  • Edith's Checkerspot 24
  • Painted Lady 9

Brown Elfin

Bramble Hairstreak

Moss' Elfin

Edith's Checkerspot

Anise Swallowtail

Laurel Rhodes

Scherer Thaxton Preserve
Sarasota County, FL

Thistles attracted skippers. Mowing occurred during survey….

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Little Metalmark 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trail.
Worcester County, MA

3/5 today. Good day, when your second favorite North American Butterfly Species are present in abundance🦋🐛

  • Mourning Cloak 5

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Sunny, 82 degrees, NE winds 10mph. Gardening, no camera.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Silver Bluff Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Jackson, SC
Aiken County, SC

Sunny & 78 degrees. Targeted Goatweed Leafwing, Yucca Giant-skipper & Creole Pearly-eye. Habitat was variable from open areas with briars blooming, forest edges with Yucca, Pine, Oaks & other hardwoods & Cypress Swamp. 10:40 - 12:45 & 1:30 - 4.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 12
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 4
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sleepy Orange

Red-banded Hairstreak

American Lady

Gemmed Satyr

Carolina Satyr

Dun Skipper

Southern Cloudywing, Juvenal's Duskywing

Hoary Edge

Southern Pearly-eye

Variegated Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Nancy DiMattia

Havertown
Delaware County, PA

  • Spring Azure 1

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Dennis Holmes

Rock Corral off of Hwy 247 at the end of Rock Corral Rd. and in and around Yucca Valley.
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Becker's White 2
  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Dotted Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 10
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 10
  • Variable Checkerspot 6
  • Painted Lady 30
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2

Variable Checkerspot

Marine Blue

Dotted Blue

Gray Hairstreak

Mormon Metalmark

Sara Orangetip

Juniper Hairstreak

Laurel Rhodes

Walton Ranch Preserve North Port FL
Sarasota County, FL

With Dusty Rhodes. Thistles common. Mid afternoon. One hour. Full sun. 80F.

  • Great Southern White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Great Purple Hairstreak

Clifford Hence

Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary Outer Banks area
Dare County, NC

compilation of two consecutive days of butterflying at the same site at about the same time of day.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Frosted Elfin 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 12

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

Anise Swallowtail had been laying eggs on fennel.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Painted Lady 10+

Anise Swallowtail

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

67F

Mustard White is probably the first one I’ve seen at this location.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Painted Lady 10+

Pipevine Swallowtail

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Sunny, 82 degrees.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Sachem

Sachem

Brenda Higgins

Pryor
Mayes County, OK

First swallowtail sighting of 2019

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Andrew Block

Sunny Valley Preserve, New Milford,
Litchfield County, CT

The form lucia was seen here not a Flanders.

  • Spring Azure 2

Andrew Block

Flanders Nature Center, Woodbury,
Litchfield County, CT

At least one azure was form lucia.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Rick Borchelt

Green Ridge State Forest
Allegany County, MD

Warm, low to mid 70s, intermittent clouds and sun, calm winds. Nectar sources included spring cresses, spring beauty, early saxifrage, violets, moss phlox

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Olympia Marble 13
  • Falcate Orangetip common
  • Henry's Elfin 6
  • Juniper Hairstreak 7
  • Spring Azure common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure common
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 5
  • Sleepy Duskywing common
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Falcate Orangetip

Sleepy Duskywing

Henry's Elfin

Juniper Hairstreak

Olympia Marble

Dennis Holmes

Providence and Dead Mts
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Becker's White 3
  • Desert Orangetip 1
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Dotted Blue 4
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 10
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2

Dotted Blue

Desert Orangetip

Queen

Sleepy Orange

Mark and Holly Salvato

Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, Dania Beach
Broward County, FL

  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Atala 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 4
  • Mangrove Skipper 5

Ruddy Daggerwing

Mangrove Skipper

Atala

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

From 12:00 PM to 02:10 PM with Della Wells, Nancy Slowik, and Karen Nickeson. Rain and heavy overcast early in the morning, starting to clear by survey time. Air temperature 67 to 75 F with calm winds.

  • Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trail.
Suffolk County, MA

More Species, coming out. Dig Biodiversity and a smidge less repetition🦋🐛😃

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 14
  • Mourning Cloak 13

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Partially sunny, 82 degrees, light wind. 11:30-1pm.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 14
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 15
  • Little Wood-Satyr 16
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Little Metalmark

Salt Marsh Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Little Wood-Satyr

Carolina Satyr

Southern Pearly-eye

Spicebush Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Shawn Taylor

Piedmont Park & Atlanta Botanical Garden
Fulton County, GA

Partly to mostly cloudy, high of 82ºF, mostly calm but occasionally fairly windy

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Andrew Block

Anglefly Preserve, Somers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Spring Azure 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Dennis Holmes

Spring Mountains
Clark County, NV

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Spring White 1
  • Desert Orangetip 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Painted Lady 9
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4

Silvery Blue

Spring White

White Checkered-Skipper

White Checkered-Skipper

Stephen Buckingham

Garret Mountain Reservation, Woodland Park
Passaic County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Laurel Rhodes

Myakka River State Park
Sarasota County, FL

With Dusty Rhodes. Full sun. Very windy. 80F. Thistles and Black Swallowtail host plant Mock Bishop’s Weed abundant. We spent 1.5 hr. surveying roadsides. Best spring showing of Black Swallowtails in several years of observation.

  • Black Swallowtail abundant
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Ken Wilson

Anza-Borego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, low 70s, winds 8 mph.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Spring White
  • Checkered White
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Sonoran Blue
  • Square-spotted Blue
  • Silvery Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Wright's Metalmark
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • California Patch
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Painted Lady
  • Funereal Duskywing

California Patch

Checkered Whiteboard

Silvery Blue

Variable Checkerspot

Wright's Metalmark

Denis C. Quinn

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

warm cloudy slight breeze

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Spring Azure 1

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Gorgeous day, around 55 degrees and winds around 6 mph. Sunny. Walked trail I hadn’t walked this year. Most of the butterflies were on the ridge. First sighting of Spring Azure

  • Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 20

Eastern Comma

Red Admiral

Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Spring Azure

William D. Flack

Secret Spot, Stone Altars
Worcester County, MA

Wow, storm inbound🐛🦋🥰👍

  • Harvester 1
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Eastern Comma 9
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

John and Nancy Crosby

Harris Neck NWR
McIntosh County, GA

82 degrees, cloudy with wind gusts up to 15 mph. Didn’t find the expected Juniper Hairstreaks or Little Metalmarks. Butterflies overall scarce.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Admiral 2
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5

Tawny-edged Skipper

Monarch

Carolina Satyr

Phaon Crescent

Phaon Crescent

Whirlabout

Queen

Salt Marsh Skipper

Common Buckeye

Spicebush Swallowtail

Andrew Block

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

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

Temperature around 64, winds 24 mph. Saw Painted Lady for first time in the garden. Painted Lady feeding on pachysandra and Red Admiral feeding on violets and pachysandra

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 28

Eastern Comma

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

Temperatures were around65 degrees with wind at 20 mph. Sunny. Saw Painted Ladies for the first time today. Painted Ladies were nectaring on pachysandra as were the red admirals. Red Admirals were also feeding on violets.

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 28

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Eastern Comma

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trail.
Worcester County, MA

In Between storms, Marathon Monday🦋👏😋

  • Mourning Cloak 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Cay Creek Wetlands Boardwalk & Garden near Midway
Liberty County, GA

78 Degrees, full sun, windy but not a problem on boardwalk through the swamp.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Least Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Carolina Satyr

Common Buckeye

Jim Wilkinson

Green Ridge State Forest
Allegany County, MD

Also several duskywings

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Spring Azure 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Henry Kindervatter

Mercer County Park
Mercer County, NJ

This was the second trip of the season to this location (the first trip on April 8th when the temperature hit 80ºF with no butterflies). In the area along the power lines, there were 21 Falcate orangetips in a 1½-hour trip. The garlic mustard was blooming and is a favorite with the males, with many necatring on the flowers. Of the 21 individuals, only two could be confirmed as females. One additional fly-by individual was too far away to determine whether it was a Falcate orangetip or cabbage white.

  • Falcate Orangetip 21
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Falcate Orangetip

Randy Harrod

Bells Bend Park, Nashville
Davidson County, TN

Clear and warm. First butterflies of season at park for me

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Gorgeous day. Saw Dainty Sulphur, Clouded Sulphur and painted lady for first time this year.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 15
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 44

William D. Flack

Marsh Trails.
Worcester County, MA

Azures are happily emerging 🦋🦋🦋 YAY!

  • Spring Azure 2

Linda Romine

Shawnee State Forest, various
Scioto County, OH

Clear becoming partly cloudy late in afternoon, 55-75 degrees, 10:30 am to 5 pm, occasionally breezy. Several dark female Eastern Tiger Swallowtails present. First Black, Pipevine and Spicebush Swallowtails of season. Season progressing quickly due to temps in upper 70’s several day this spring.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 13
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 32
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 23
  • Brown Elfin 6
  • Henry's Elfin 63
  • Spring Azure 12
  • Question Mark 5
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 15
  • Dreamy Duskywing 7
  • Sleepy Duskywing 35
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 15

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trails.
Worcester County, MA

🦋🐛🥰

  • Spring Azure 7
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 5

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Mourning Cloak

Linda Romine

Sandy Springs Rest Stop
Adams County, OH

Mostly sunny, 70’s, breezy. Quick stop, best sun of the day so far, only butterfly seen, but a good one.

  • American Copper 1

American Copper

Linda Romine

Lynx Prairie, Cline Rd
Adams County, OH

Mostly sunny, upper 70’s, 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Far fewer butterflies in Adams Co. than Scioto County/Shawnee State Forest, but very nice specialties. Still too early for Cobweb Skippers, but not by much.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Henry's Elfin 5
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Eastern Pine Elfin

Juniper Hairstreak

Marcus Gray & Children

Home garden in Huguenot.
Orange County, NY

62F & sunny for the second day in a row. The Copper was an unexpected surprise but within its flight period.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Henry Kindervatter

Mercer County Park
Mercer County, NJ

There were approximately 20 Falcate orangetips on this trip that lasted about 1½ hours from 3:30-5:00 pm. More individuals might have been seen, but I ended up staying for about half of the time near a stand of Garlic mustard in order to try out a long camera lens tethered to a tripod-mounted flash unit, which hampered mobility. There were 3 females among the individuals sighted

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 20
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Falcate Orangetip

Ahmet Baytas

Balcones Canyonlands NWR
Travis County, TX

1-5pm. Mainly looking for the Golden-cheeked Warbler.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Sachem 7
  • Dun Skipper 3

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

73f

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Large Marble 1
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 10+

Pipevine Swallowtail

Denis C. Quinn

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

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail nectaring on Plum blossoms

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Comma 1

John and Nancy Crosby

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

84 degrees mostly sunny, 10 mph winds. All the butterflies esp the Swallowtails are loving the Old Fashioned Petunias as they are so fragrant! Firecracker plant (Cloudless sulphur) survives the winter and nourishes the sulphurs. Foxglove (CL Sulphur) is blooming a short time but also provides nectar. The most popular is the Passion Vine, host plant for our Gulf Fritillary (no photo) but gallarida (whirlabout) is also popular.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Palamedes Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Carolina Satyr

Little Metalmark

Whirlabout

Phaon Crescent

Whirlabout

David Benvent

Private 1, Morristown
Morris County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Andrew Block

52 Sagamore Rd., Bronxville,
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

John Heyse

Fernandez Ranch, Muir Land Trust
Contra Costa County, CA

73-75F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • Painted Lady 20+
  • Common Ringlet 1

Sara Orangetip

Renee Davis

New Hampton
Orange County, NY

Lower Road

  • Cabbage White 3

Renee Davis

Wurtsboro
Sullivan County, NY

Bashakill

  • Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

Ken Wilson with Ray Bruun

North Reno
Washoe County, NV

Mostly sunny, 76 degrees, a light wind. Numerous no ID whites.

  • Becker's White
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak
  • Hoary Comma
  • Painted Lady

Becker's White

Sheridan's Hairstreak

Sheridan's Hairstreak

Venice Kelly

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

i didn’t have much time 11:00 to 11:30 am. today was sunny and warm 51F so butterflies are waking up. still snow in the woods and some ice on the creek but lots more open areas now. you can see in the pictures that both commas are nectaring on ice.

  • Green Comma 4
  • Hoary Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Painted Lady 1

Green Comma

Hoary Comma

Marcus Gray & Family

Home garden in Huguenot.
Orange County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Tony Brigagliano Squire (Raven)

Washington Park, Union City
Hudson County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Steven Glynn

Seven Springs Recreation Area
Maricopa County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 6
  • Checkered White 5
  • Sara Orangetip common
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 3
  • Marine Blue common
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 3
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 4
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 11
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Queen 14
  • Acacia Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 1
  • Dotted Roadside-Skipper 1

Sagebrush Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot

Acacia Skipper

Dotted Roadside-Skipper

Common Streaky-Skipper

Two-tailed Swallowtail

Ahmet Baytas

Wichita Mountains NWR
Comanche County, OK

Birding and butterflying in OK for the first time. Great place for the Black-capped Vireo. 7 am-5 pm.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Southern Dogface 5
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 25+
  • Juniper Hairstreak 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Reakirt's Blue 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Bordered Patch 5
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 12
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 20+
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 11
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Sachem 7
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Dotted Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 6

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near town of Beaver
Beaver County, PA

Sightings between 2 and 3 p.m.

Azure ID based on brood timing, see Butterflies of Pennsylvania, a field guide.

Could we be in for an irruption of Red Admirals?

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 7

Mark and Holly Salvato

St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Fellsmere
Indian River County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Whirlabout 3

Oak Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Denis C. Quinn

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

Rain until near noon, windy SW and mostly sunny sky late

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Red Admiral 1

Walter Wallenstein

Bill Baggs State Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Cassius Blue 25
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 11
  • Zebra Heliconian 32
  • Monarch 6
  • Queen 2
  • Monk Skipper 2

Marcus Gray & Family

Huckleberry Ridge State Forest (Minisink-Lenape Ridge Loop)
Orange County, NY

11:45 am - 3:40 pm.

  • Spring Azure 10
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Mourning Cloak

John and Nancy Crosby

Harris Neck NWR Bluebill Pond Entrance & Trail
McIntosh County, GA

3:30-4:30 pm - 70 degrees but clouds rolled in and it was 15 mph winds temperature soon dropped. We are almost positive we saw a Hackberry Emperor never before seen at this location but we saw one 30 miles South of here April 2018.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Red-spotted Admiral 2
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Carolina Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Salt Marsh Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Salt Marsh Skipper

Red Admiral

Palamedes Swallowtail

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

also one unidentified brushfoot

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Zebra Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

69F

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 9
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 1

Lorquin's Admiral

Ken Wilson

Escondido
San Diego County, CA

Partly cloudy, mid 60s, windy. Monarch larva is on our milkweed & Cloudless Sulphur larva are being seen on their host, cassia.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Umber Skipper

Umber Skipper

Elizabeth Golden

Hollywood residence
Broward County, FL

Seen in the garden. Weather sunny, 80 degrees, light wind.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Statira Sulphur 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Baracoa Skipper 1

Denis C. Quinn

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

Sunny windy upper fifties felt good.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Temperature around 72. It started 25% cloudly and ended up 76% cloudy. Even with that saw plenty of butterflies. For the first time in the forest a Goatweed Leafwing was spotted. Also saw Henry’s Elfin which is rare in the forest.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 20
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1

Cabbage White

Henry's Elfin

Red Admiral

Henry's Elfin

Goatweed Leafwing

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny afternoon; temp of 58 degrees early afternoon when seeing my first Cabbage White.

  • Cabbage White 1

Jim Wilkinson

Trinity Church, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Eastern Pine Elfin

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Laurel Rhodes

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

With Jane Wallace and Jean Evoy (photo). Low 80s, full sun. Wind minimal. Observed roadside for about 1 hour. The plentiful Dusted Skippers were attracted to thistles only for nectar rather than other alternative nectar sources.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Dusted Skipper abundant

Dusted Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Mustard White 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 18
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 30
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • Painted Lady 42
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Ringlet 82
  • Mournful Duskywing 1

Michael Diederich

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

  • Cabbage White 2

Michael Diederich

Battery Park Gardens, Lower Manhattan
New York County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4

Juniper Hairstreak

Henry Kindervatter

Mercer County Park
Mercer County, NJ

Another check of the power line area of the park for Falcate orangetips, which have been fairly abundant over the last week and a half. The trip lasted from 3:30 - 5:00, with alternating sun and clouds and a temperature around 80ºF. Eight Falcate orangetips (7 male and 1 female) were seen, along with several other species.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Falcate Orangetip

Steven Glynn

Florida Canyon area
Pima County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 8
  • Spring White 4
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Marine Blue 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Bordered Patch 9
  • Tiny Checkerspot common
  • Elada Crescent common
  • Texan Crescent common
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Tropical Buckeye 1
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing abundant
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 3
  • White-barred Skipper 1

Bordered Patch

Elada Crescent

Golden-headed Scallopwing

Orange Skipperling

Spring White

Tiny Checkerspot

White-barred Skipper

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(23-146) Limited time, but nice variety. First American Lady of the year for me at this site.

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 35
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 5
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 13
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 14
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 14
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • White Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Monk Skipper 5
  • Obscure Skipper 3

American Lady

American Lady

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mangrove Skipper

Cassius Blue

Monk Skipper

Orange-barred Sulphur

Southern Skipperling

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Denis C. Quinn

2 miles south of Kirkwood, PA 17536
Lancaster County, PA

newly emerged pastures area

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 22
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 7

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

A fantastic day butterflying.10 species of butterflies which is good for this time of year. Right at 400 butterflies, mostly Red Admirals. Temperature mid 60 and wind less 10 mph. Out for 4 hours.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 33
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 332

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Gray Hairstreak

Spring Azure

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Painted Lady

American Lady

American Lady

John J. Collins

Duke Island Park, Bridgewater
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Comma 2

Steve Carbol

Boynton Beach, Bellaggio community
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Great Southern White 3
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 10
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • White Peacock 14
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Tiffany Stahl

Morris Arboretum
Montgomery County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4

Andrew Block

Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch,
Monmouth County, NJ

The ladies were coming in off the ocean continuously.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Painted Lady common

Rich Kelly

Jones Beach State Park
Nassau County, NY

  • American Copper 2
  • American Lady 22

American Copper

American Lady

Mark Salvato

US Fish and Wildlife Service Field Office, Vero Beach
Indian River County, FL

With Shawn Christopherson and Roxanna Hinzman.

  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1

Great Purple Hairstreak

Denis C. Quinn

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

Very breezy, full sun and temperature in the upper sixties.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 1

Tony Brigagliano Squire (Raven)

Washington Park, (block 3), Union City
Hudson County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3