September 2019 Sightings

Bart Jones, Allan Trently, Tommie Rogers, Jeffrey Schaarschmidt

Areas around Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
Haywood County, TN

The Duke’s Skipper population was discovered here last June, so we made a trip to see if there was a fall brood.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Viceroy
  • Appalachian Brown
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Least Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Northern Broken-Dash
  • Little Glassywing
  • Delaware Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
  • Dion Skipper
  • Dukes' Skipper
  • Dun Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Dion Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Michael Diederich

19 Chappaqua Mountain Road Butterfly Garden, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

John Heyse

Silver Spring
Montgomery County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Zabulon Skipper

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Purplish Copper 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 19
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Leonard's Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Ronda G Spink

Parfet Prairie, Hickory Corners
Barry County, MI

There was an explosion of Painted Ladies! They were all either nectaring on Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida) or on the trail

  • Cabbage White 35
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 351
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Humid thick air due to approaching Hurricane

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Gulf Fritillary

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Five Monarchs came out of chrysalises this morning. It was rainy much of the day with temperatures in the 60s. When skies became overcast late afternoon, they were brought to tropical milkweed. There were 2 males, & 3 female monarchs- all feeding on the milkweed before flying away.

  • Monarch 5

Monarch

David Benvent

Home, Morristown
Morris County, NJ

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Sierra Archer Dillingham

Temple
Bell County, TX

Gorgeous! First time ever seeing one of these!

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 25
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Sleepy Orange

American Snout

Black Swallowtail

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Common Checkered-Skipper

John Heyse

silver spring
Montgomery County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 8

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-spotted Purple

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Zabulon Skipper

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Mark and Holly Salvato

Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park, Tallahassee
Leon County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur superabundant
  • Little Yellow 25
  • Sleepy Orange 15
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 25
  • Zebra Heliconian 30
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 35
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper abundant
  • Hoary Edge 3
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Meske's Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Gemmed Satyr

Hoary Edge

Hoary Edge

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Long-tailed Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Southern Cloudywing

Zarucco Duskywing

Zabulon Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Hoary Edge

Meske's Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Cool morning, warm afternoons. It was partly sunny and 76, light winds when observing. A healthy male Monarch came out of the chrysalis this morning. Flew away around 2pm ET.Thunderstorm arrived in early evening.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 6

Monarch

Ron Smith

Brooker Creek Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(21-85) Nice haul considering cloudy conditions.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 11
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 12
  • Viceroy 4
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 4

Pipevine Swallowtail

Eufala Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Variegated Fritillary

Sleepy Orange

Alan R Mennig

White Horse Village Retirement Community
Delaware County, PA

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Ryan Johnson

Pocono Environmental Education Center
Pike County, PA

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 3

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Orange Sulphur

Ryan Johnson

Pocono Environmental Education Center
Pike County, PA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 1

American Lady

American Lady

Karen Canon

Matheson Park area of Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

Around 8-9 am, sunny and in 70’s. Not a lot of butterflies recently except for blues and a few Painted Ladies.

  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1

Western Pygmy-Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Jim Wilkinson

Mount Pleasant Farm, Ellicott City
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 30

Clouded Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Curtis A. Lehman

Frick Park
Allegheny County, PA

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 18
  • Orange Sulphur 25
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Admiral 7
  • Viceroy 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 4
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 17
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Sachem 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Wild Indigo Duskywing

'Summer' Spring Azure

Painted Lady

Common Buckeye

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

Torreya State Park, Bristol
Liberty County, FL

Report includes butterflies observed in the State Park and roadsides immediately adjacent to the Park.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur superabundant
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 22
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 24
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 21
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 21
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr superabundant
  • Long-tailed Skipper 30
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 8
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Dun Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Viceroy

Red-banded Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Little Glassywing

Black Swallowtail

White M Hairstreak

Red-spotted Purple

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(22-149) Great afternoon! Southern Broken-Dash is always a highlight at the park.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 32
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 7
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 27
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 10
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Gray Hairstreak

Zebra Heliconian

Long-tailed Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Southern Broken-Dash

Brazilian Skipper

White Checkered-Skipper

Little Yellow

Cloudless Sulphur

Walter Wallenstein

John Stretch Park
Palm Beach County, FL

Despite blustery conditions as a result of Hurricane Dorian off the coast of Florida, butterflies were plentiful!

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 12
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Julia Heliconian 120+
  • Zebra Heliconian 24
  • Cuban Crescent 19
  • Phaon Crescent 10
  • Pearl Crescent 30+
  • White Peacock 200+
  • Viceroy 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Great Southern White

Cuban Crescent

Viceroy

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Julia Heliconian, Zebra Heliconian

Sleepy Orange

Phaon Crescent

White Checkered-Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Ryan Johnson

Pocono Environmental Education Center
Pike County, PA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Common Buckeye

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Jim Wilkinson

Trinity Church, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 18

Gray Hairstreak

Michael Drake

Morris arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

Partly sunny, 87f

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 9
  • Peck's Skipper common
  • Sachem abundant
  • Dun Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near town of Beaver
Beaver County, PA

1:30 to 3 p.m., partly cloudy, high 70’s

Third generation of Pipevines in Beaver Co., are in full swing, 15 of 17 seen were on damp sand along bank of Ohio River.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 17
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

American Snout

Monarch

Pipevine Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Ron Smith

Pinellas County
Pinellas County, FL

(41-338) Fort De Soto to Boyd Hill to Brooker Creek. Missed; Dainty, Zarucco, Queen, Giant and Pipevine.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur 25
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 3
  • Statira Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 37
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Cassius Blue 40
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 14
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 30
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 35
  • White Checkered-Skipper 31
  • Three-spotted Skipper 5
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Obscure Skipper 9
  • Ocola Skipper 7

Little Yellow

Monk Skipper

Brazilian Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Whirlabout

Common Buckeye

Elizabeth Golden

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

Second recorded sighting of a Florida purplewing for the park; the first was two days ago on September 2, 2019. Photo credit: Elizabeth Lago.
This butterfly, along with the Cuban crescent, were chance sightings.

  • Cuban Crescent 1
  • Florida Purplewing 1

Florida Purplewing

Florida Purplewing

Melissa Bruesehoff

warren
Macomb County, MI

Partly sunny, 73 degrees at certified garden #2490. Three Monarchs came out of chrysalises, all flew away from the garden. An additional Monarch was seen while driving near a freeway

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Peck's Skipper 5

David Benvent

Home, Morristown
Morris County, NJ

Noticed them on my butterfly bush in the late afternoon

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Jeff Gesell

D&L Towpath
Bucks County, PA

Once the sun broke mid-morning it was hard to keep up! First Cloudless Sulphur I’ve ever spotted in the area!

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Question Mark
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Sachem

Andrew Block

Bronx River Pathway, Valhalla to Scarsdale,
Westchester County, NY

From the dam to the tennis courts.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Sachem 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Steven Rosenthal

small meadow & trees next to Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Mt Desert Island
Hancock County, ME

  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Monarch 4

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia, MD
Howard County, MD

I believe this is a Red-spotted Purple chrysalis

  • Red-spotted Purple 0

Red-spotted Purple

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 12

Black Swallowtail

Common Checkered-Skipper

Barbara Peck

Horseshoe Ranch, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
Siskiyou County, CA

The Mormon Metalmarks were fresh individuals nectaring on rubber rabbitbrush. Columbian Skipper and Mormon Metalmark were 2 new species for the season found during a transect survey.

  • Mormon Metalmark 3
  • Columbian Skipper 2

Mormon Metalmark

Mormon Metalmark

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

The two-tail came by twice.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

John Heyse

Martinez Marsh, Carquinez Shoreline, Martinez
Contra Costa County, CA

75F

  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Woodland Skipper 10+
  • Umber Skipper 1

Western Pygmy-Blue

Gray Hairstreak

Woodland Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and 73 degrees. Cool mornings and nights.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Renee Davis

Skinner Lane, Pine Island
Orange County, NY

  • Variegated Fritillary 3

Variegated Fritillary

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Della Wells. 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM; air temperature 65 to 72 F, dew point 53 to 57 F; wind gusts 3-11 from ENE.

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 23
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

Day started sunny then turned very cloudy. Still able to see quite a few butterflies

  • Cabbage White 49
  • Orange Sulphur 31
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Reakirt's Blue 16
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 29
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Painted Lady 19
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 13
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 48
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 44
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Sachem 18
  • Delaware Skipper 7
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Reakirt's Blue

Fiery Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Variegated Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Cloudless Sulphur

Sachem

American Lady

Gray Hairstreak

Common Roadside-Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Partly cloudy, 72 degrees when observing 3:30pm. A female Monarch came out of chrysalis earlier in the day, flew away in afternoon

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Robert Gilson

Reedy Creek Nature Preserve
Mecklenburg County, NC

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 22
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 14
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Sierra Archer Dillingham

Temple, Miller Park/ Salado, Gravel Crossing
Bell County, TX

Beautiful Reakirt’s blue’s! Gorgeous Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, flying overhead!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Reakirt's Blue superabundant

Karen Canon

Albuquerque Botanic Gardens
Bernalillo County, NM

Low 90’s and sunny. Has been dry lately. Butterflies liked blue New England aster.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Taxiles Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 18

'Summer' Spring Azure

Fiery Skipper

American Snout

Zebra Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

Harry Zirlin

Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary
Westchester County, NY

Butterfly walk from 1-2:30 led by me and Michael Gambino. Easily the most Cloudless Sulphurs I’ve ever had on one day in NY.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White Common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 12+
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 12+
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 20+
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Sachem 15+
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 2

Michael Drake

Pennypack Ecological Trust, Bryn Athyn
Montgomery County, PA

Partly sunny, 75F

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur 17
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 23
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 12
  • Sachem 20

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Cove Island Park, Stamford
Fairfield County, CT

Our enthusiasm at seeing our first Ocola Skipper in the northeastern U.S. was tempered with the knowledge that Rich Kelly had passed away yesterday. Rich, a frequent contributor to this site, had such mind-boggling extensive knowledge in several fields of the natural sciences, including butterflies, moths, odonates, birds, botany, and sea shells! A mentor to many, he will be sorely missed.
Today’s sightings were made between 2:00 - 3:00 PM. Mostly sunny, mid-70s, with a strong breeze from the NW.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 10
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Some clouds, but temperature of 77 this afternoon. Saw a Monarch near garden # 2490. Two Monarchs came out of chrysalis today. One in the morning, another in evening. I gave a 92yr old woman the honor to hold the Monarch whose wings were dried by evening. This Monarch stayed with her for 15 minutes before flying away. It brought her great joy and fascination as it was the first time ever for her to hold one and see the other one emerge!

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Monarch 3
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Monarch

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Surveyed the shorter loop from West Loop, to Crossroad, then back around to East Loop, including Cemetery Road on the way out; not a whole lot going on today, very slow though we managed 29 species, the numbers were low and the morning almost seemed like a ghost town. Major nectar was Rose Rush, Bidens alba, and some Carolina Redroot. 9a to 1 pm, EPerry & RWarner; a good time was had by all.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 11
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 32
  • Barred Yellow 8
  • Little Yellow 16
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • White Peacock 18
  • Viceroy 7
  • Queen 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Zarucco Duskywing 7
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Twin-spot Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Dorantes Longtail

Delaware Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Tawny-edged Skipper

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Zarucco Duskywing

Steven Rosenthal

Lido Preserve, Lido Beach
Nassau County, NY

Highlights of my first visit in awhile, snout was nectaring and was dark/fresh, possibly a new brood?

**Echoing the Mirth’s sentiments about Rich Kelly- I enjoyed many nature outings with Rich over the years, most notably for seashells and butterflies**

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • American Snout 1

Steven Rosenthal

Firemen's Memorial Park, Pt Lookout- by Jones Inlet
Nassau County, NY

Pearl Crescent is actually fairly uncommon at this spot

2 seen on flowers along sand trail by Jones Inlet

1 seen on flowers by the community garden

  • Pearl Crescent 3

Chris Herz

Longwood Gardens meadow primarily
Chester County, PA

68 degrees at 9 am but warmed up in the low 80s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 16
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 6

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 15

Gray Hairstreak

Red-spotted Purple

Black Swallowtail

Michael Drake

Pennypack ecological trust
Montgomery County, PA

Partly sunny 80f

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 13
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper common
  • Sachem common

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Queens County, NY

Sightings made between 10 - 11:30 AM. Cloudy with sunny breaks, low 70s.
Tawny Emperor is a good butterfly for Queens. The sign that the Tawny was perched on is right by the visitor center, next to a Hackberry tree.

  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 5

Tawny Emperor

Clifford Hence

Dixon Farm Preserve, Plymouth Meeting Pa.
Montgomery County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 2

Martin Reid

Lake Marvin
Hemphill County, TX

in Reed/sedge marsh on inflow stream.

  • Dotted Skipper 1

Dotted Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Martin Reid

Lake Marvin
Hemphill County, TX

Reed/sedge marsh in inflow stream.
Significant westwards range extension.

  • Dion Skipper 3

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Amelia Grimm

Saddlebunch Key, old highway, along roadside.
Monroe County, FL

With Leigh Williams. Fog fruit is finally growing on the roadside again.

  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Mangrove Buckeye 3

Phaon Crescent

Ceraunus Blue

Amelia Grimm

Sammy's Creek Landing, Sugaloaf WMA
Monroe County, FL

With Leigh Williams. Hot and humid, no wind.

  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Mangrove Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Mangrove Skipper

Large Orange Sulphur

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Amelia Grimm

Boca Chica Beach
Monroe County, FL

90 degrees, hot and humid. 9:30 - 11:30am. No wind. With Leigh Williams.

  • Great Southern White x
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 22
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 5
  • Cassius Blue 7
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Cuban Crescent 38
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Cuban Crescent

Painted Lady

Little Yellow

Cuban Crescent

Jeanne Kadet

Annandale in my yard in suburbia
Fairfax County, VA

seen for first time, on zinnias. Annandale is northern part of Virginia near Wash DC.

  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Tom Palmer

Green Swamp WMA
Polk County, FL

Bicycled from Rock Ridge Road to Withlacoochee River.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 15
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Byssus Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Zebra Swallowtail

Byssus Skipper

Carolina Satyr

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(22-233) Birding turned into lepping once I started noticing all the Painted Ladys.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Statira Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 30
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue 45
  • Ceraunus Blue 30
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 21
  • White Peacock 30
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • White Checkered-Skipper 22
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 1
  • Monk Skipper 3

Cloudless Sulphur

Statira Sulphur

Giant Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monk Skipper

Sachem

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 34
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Variegated Fritillary 28
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 0
  • Meadow Fritillary 16
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 26
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 14
  • Sachem 3

Denis C. Quinn

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

3 Cloudless Sulphurs seen at one time at eleven AM!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 14
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 9
  • Sachem 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 12

Beth Polvino

my yard NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

A wonderful day in the yard. Amazing to see the Giant Swallowtail after being seen by visitors to the yard on 9/8. This was a first sighting in my yard of the GS. Return of the Long-tailed Skipper but without pictures because of the GS. Over 115 Common Buckeyes in the yard when I stopped counting. 24 of them just on one patch of sedum. FOS in my yard Hayhurst’s Scallopwing.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 5
  • American Lady 6
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 115
  • Queen 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem common

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

JoAnna N Clayton

Sand Key Park
Pinellas County, FL

10:00 am - 2PM - 24species - and a few that got away or too worn to ID. Worked the fields around shelters 1 & 2

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 8
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 13
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Phaon Crescent 30+
  • Painted Lady 9
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 20+
  • Viceroy 2
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 20+
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Obscure Skipper 3

Fiery Skipper

Obscure Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Painted Lady

Queen

White Checkered-Skipper

Queen

Painted Lady

Sachem

John J. Collins

Wallkill River NWR - Owens Station Road
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks - 3 participants. Hiked to south pond at Liberty Loop Trail and back. Cloudy with sun occasionally.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 2

John J. Collins

Wallkill River NWR - Winding Waters Trail
Orange County, NY

Leaderless Walks - 5 participants. Cloudy with sun on occasion.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Least Skipper 3

Jeffrey Rabkin

Conference House Park
Richmond County, NY

Sunny, 75 degrees, wind 5-7mph. With the intrepid Sol. Lots of Hackberry trees, but no Hackberry-associated butterflies.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 8

Giant Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Common Buckeye

Cloudless Sulphur

Red-spotted Purple

Peck's Skipper

Linda Jessup

Skippack Township
Montgomery County, PA

White admiral red spotted purple intergrade visiting garlic chive flowers in our backyard. Many thanks to Warren Jacobs for helping us identify this beautiful butterfly.

  • Red-spotted Admiral 1

Red-spotted Admiral

Andrew Block

MacEachron Waterfront Park, Hastings-on-Hudson,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 3

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 12
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 15

American Snout

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 18

Fiery Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Michael Drake

Dixon meadow preserve
Montgomery County, PA

Partly cloudy, 80f

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Common Buckeye common

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Churchill
Allegheny County, PA

These sightings are from an old abandoned golf course. Late flowering boneset has taken over and was the main nectar source.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 38
  • Clouded Sulphur 34
  • Orange Sulphur 52
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 14
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 18
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 16
  • Sachem 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Windy and humid this afternoon. Saw 2 Monarchs flying in dusty construction areas. Temp of 86 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Beth Polvino

my yard NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

What another wonderful day. Sunny, 75 with 10 MPH wind. Record high number of species. Common Buckeyes everywhere in the yard. Est count of CB. Counts of butterflies from 1:30 to 2PM. Giant Swallowtail back again. FOY Sleepy Orange for my yard. Red-spotted Purple eggs and caterpillars on a potted small cherry tree. These are first I’ve seen here. Continuing Spicebush Swallowtails caterpillars/chrysalis’s, continuing Brazilian caterpillar and chrysalis.

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 5
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 180
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem common
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Red-spotted Purple caterpillar

Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillar

Variegated Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Common Buckeye

Gray Hairstreak

Sleepy Orange

Orange Sulphur

Long-tailed Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Castello Hammock
Miami-Dade County, FL

We checked the lead trees here for Gray Ministreak. We always see Polydamas Swallowtail here as there is a Pipevine Plant. We understand Dina Yellow can be here as well.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • White Peacock 1
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 4
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 1

Julia Heliconian

Ruddy Daggerwing

Queen

White Peacock

Zebra Heliconian

Polydamas Swallowtail

Julia Heliconian

Baracoa Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Julia Heliconian

Karen Canon

Foothills, Matheson Park area
Bernalillo County, NM

Flying near busy street and a Walmart.

  • California Sister 1

Andrew Block

Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck,
Westchester County, NY

Seen on the dock while fishing.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 20
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Sleepy Orange

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

David L. Amadio

Norfolk Botanical Garden
Norfolk city, VA

Obs. made 10a.m. to 6 p.m.78-86 degrees & Sun. Overall butterfly numbers less than past September visits, but typical diversity. The large plantings of Lantana completely without blooms. Wildflower meadow was very productive with Zinnias the most popular nectar source.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 11
  • Common Buckeye 22
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 24
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 23
  • Sachem 12
  • Dion Skipper 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 17

Pipevine Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary

Long-tailed Skipper

Brazilian Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

James L. Monroe

Power line cut off Park Rd.
Beaver County, PA

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure common
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park & Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(31-289) 7:30-12:30. A light breeze, but temps reached 90.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 25
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Statira Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 20
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 9
  • Cassius Blue 50
  • Ceraunus Blue 15
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 18
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 35
  • Viceroy 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 22
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 16
  • White Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Three-spotted Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 13
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Obscure Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Ocola Skipper

Brazilian Skipper

Three-spotted Skipper

Mangrove Buckeye

Walter Wallenstein

Bahia Honda State Park
Monroe County, FL

8:00-2:00
A super windy day but managed a few butterflies with new friends Leigh Williams and John & Nancy Crosby

  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Cassius Blue 12
  • Miami Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Hammock Skipper 2
  • Obscure Skipper 3

John and Nancy Crosby

Florida Keys
Monroe County, FL

Specific name of this key withheld for protection of species.

  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Cuban Crescent 34
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Cuban Crescent

Cuban Crescent

Cuban Crescent

Common Buckeye

Dainty Sulphur

Gray Hairstreak

Painted Lady

John and Nancy Crosby

Bahia Honda Key, FL
Monroe County, FL

Four Miami Blues were found by Walter Wallenstein. This one he shared with us. It was a female oviposting but not on Nickerbean. Unlike our ‘lifer’ Hammock Skipper this provided many opportunities for photos!

  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Miami Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Hammock Skipper 2

Cassius Blue

Dainty Sulphur

Hammock Skipper

Hammock Skipper

Hammock Skipper

Hammock Skipper

Hammock Skipper

Miami Blue

Sierra Archer Dillingham

Temple
Bell County, TX

Beautiful Eastern Tiger Swallowtail! It was a small one.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 20

Sleepy Orange

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

David L. Amadio

Great Dismal Swamp NWR-Railroad Ditch
Suffolk city, VA

Obs.made from 3:20-4:50.Drove the entire 6 mile road to Lake Drummond. Goldenrod was the primary nectar source along this road. Sleepy Orange was a victim of a crab spider.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Sleepy Orange

Ocola Skipper

David L. Amadio

Great Dismal Swamp NWR Visitor's center
Suffolk city, VA

Cut-leaf coneflowers drew in some bugs

  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3

David L. Amadio

Great Dismal Swamp NWR-Jericho Ditch
Suffolk city, VA

Obs.made from 12:50 till 2:50. Hazy sun and 88-91 degrees. Surprised to find no Viceroys today on the refuge. Usually such a common sight here.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Southern Pearly-eye 2
  • Least Skipper 1

Southern Pearly-eye

David L. Amadio

White Marsh Road
Suffolk city, VA

A Brief stop at 12:30 along the roadside just north of Washington Ditch

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

David L. Amadio

Great Dismal Swamp NWR-Washington Ditch
Suffolk city, VA

Obs.made from 9:15 till 12:25,Hazy sun & 78-88. Most of the Eupatorium past prime and Mistflower very limited.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 16
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 33
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 11
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 6
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 12

Carolina Satyr

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
Jasper County, SC

Observations along Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Viceroy

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Walter Wallenstein

Zachary Taylor State Park
Monroe County, FL

8:00-12:00
Sunny skies and very windy!

  • Great Southern White 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Lyside Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 20+
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 40+
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 7
  • Cassius Blue 12+
  • Ceraunus Blue 15
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Julia Heliconian 3
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 6+
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 3
  • Hammock Skipper 4
  • Three-spotted Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 1

Mike Troyan

Jones Beach, West End 2 parking lot
Nassau County, NY

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • American Copper 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 5

John and Nancy Crosby

Everglades National Park from Gate 8
Monroe County, FL

We walked briskly for four hours targeting a FL Leafwing.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Georgia Satyr 6
  • Queen 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 7
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5

Queen

Georgia Satyr

Georgia Satyr

Twin-spot Skipper

Baracoa Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Spicebush Swallowtail

Andrew Block

Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx,
Bronx County, NY

Seen along the cove next to the traffic circle while fishing.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 4

Jeanette Klodzen

Cecret Lake/Sugarloaf Pass Trails
Salt Lake County, UT

Had 1st high elevation snowfall on Wed (9/11).
Sunny, temps low 50s

  • Clodius Parnassian
  • Checkered White
  • Ruddy Copper
  • Blue Copper
  • Mormon Fritillary

Mormon Fritillary, Blue Copper, Ruddy Copper

Harry Zirlin

Ward Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10+
  • Clouded Sulphur 10+
  • Orange Sulphur 10+
  • American Copper 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 50+
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Viceroy 6
  • Monarch 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Stephen Buckingham

Jedediah Smith Wilderness Area/Table Mountain trail
Teton County, ID

All seen during 2 hour descent from summit of Table Mountain. Parnassian very worn. It was seen at approx. 10,500 feet elevation. Fritillaries mostly looked very fresh.

  • Phoebus Parnassian 1
  • Western White 1
  • Purplish Copper 1
  • Mormon Fritillary 8
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Painted Lady 2

Phoebus Parnassian

Mormon Fritillary

Western White

Purplish Copper

Mark and Holly Salvato

Santee Delta Wildlife Management Area
Georgetown County, SC

  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Clouded Skipper 10
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Rare Skipper

Rare Skipper

Rare Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Rare Skipper

Rare Skipper

Dion Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Sterling Heights
Macomb County, MI

A sunny humid afternoon of 89 degrees. Was driving on freeway for about an hour. Saw a total of 9 Monarchs in busy traffic. None of these were together (simply flew separately)

  • Monarch 9

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny in early afternoon with temp of 87 degrees, and humidity returned. Saw 4 Monarchs along busy metro traffic. A male Black Swallowtail emerged from chrysalis and was released from certified garden $ 2490 after its wings had dried.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Della Wells, Nancy Slowik, and Karen Nickeson. 10:00 am - 1:15 pm, mostly sunny, air temperature 62-72 F, dew point temperature 51 to 54 F, maximum wind gusts 8-15 mph from ENE. Plus one White morph Clouded/Orange Sulphur.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 42
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Robert Bell

Crossroads UMC prairie planting, Washington
Tazewell County, IL

I came upon several hundred monarchs sheltering in two small groves of black locust trees on the north side of the prairie. They were gradually departing into a 20 mph, gusty wind.
74 degrees, partly cloudy.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow superabundant
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch superabundant
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 8
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Peck's Skipper abundant

John and Nancy Crosby

Fort Zachery Taylor, Key West
Monroe County, FL

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Ocola Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

John and Nancy Crosby

Border shrubs between Fairchild Botanical Garden & Matheson Hammock Park, Coral Gables, FL
Miami-Dade County, FL

Parked at Matheson Hammock & walked toward Fairchild Gardens finding Dina Yellows in border shrubs. We were told to Expect Dinas in the Pine Rocklands at Fairchild.

  • Dina Yellow 3

Dina Yellow

Karen Canon

Matheson Park area in Albuquerque foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Sunny, high 80’s and breezy. Pygmy-Blue attracted to goldenrod. Buckeye just seemed to be resting.

  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Andrew Block

Rogers Centre,
City of Toronto, ON

Seen land on the glove of the Yankees pitcher just before he pitched.

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

US Rte. 9, Fishkill,
Dutchess County, NY

Seen just north of I-84.

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Monarch 1

Linda Cooper

Hickory Mound Unit, Big Bend WMA
Taylor County, FL

12:45-5:00 p.m. 86°-91°; sun 95%. Nectar sources: liatris, thistle, Spanish needles, elephant foot.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 35
  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 35
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 40
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 40
  • Horace's Duskywing 15
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 7
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 8
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Byssus Skipper 11
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 12
  • Ocola Skipper 55

Palamedes Swallowtail

Ocola Skipper, Byssus Skipper

Dun Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

Byssus Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Queen

Twin-spot Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Viceroy

Byssus Skipper

Linda Cooper

Snipe Island Unit, Big Bend WMA
Taylor County, FL

Brief stop from 11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 86°, sunny and breezy. Liatris and thistle were nectar sources. Checked area only at the check station.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 25
  • Long-tailed Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Byssus Skipper 2
  • Yehl Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 10

Yehl Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Common Buckeye

Byssus Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Yehl Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Mostly sunny afternoon, 15mph breeze with a little humidity. A total of 8 Monarchs visited certified Monarch garden #2490. A male swallowtail came out of chrysalis and flew away after its wings were dry. A pair of Painted Ladies visited as well.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 8
  • Peck's Skipper 7

Monarch

Painted Lady

Ken Wilson with David Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space
San Mateo County, CA

Sunny, quite warm, near 90 degrees.

  • Cabbage White
  • Golden Hairstreak
  • Spring Azure
  • Coronis Fritillary
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • California Sister
  • Common Ringlet
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Common Branded Skipper
  • Woodland Skipper
  • Umber Skipper

Coronis Fritillary

Common Branded Skipper

Golden Hairstreak

Lorquin's Admiral

Mournful Duskywing

Woodland Skipper

Umber Skipper

Chris Blazo

Wilson Run @ Wenger Rd.
Franklin County, PA

I happened to see this large, dark skipper on Great Lobelia along the creek. My second Clouded ever and a rare find for my area.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Sachem 1

Clouded Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Gina Sousa

Wellington Environmental Preserve at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Everglades Habitat
Palm Beach County, FL

My very fist time seeing a Viceroy, so I was beyond excited.

  • Viceroy 1

Viceroy

Walter Wallenstein

Dagney Johnson State Park
Monroe County, FL

7:30-9:30
A little early morning butterflying. I shared the trail with a few mosquitoes as well!

  • Large Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 27
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Mangrove Buckeye 3
  • Florida Purplewing 2
  • Hammock Skipper 24+

Florida Purplewing

Walter Wallenstein

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Monroe County, FL

Grove Trail, 9:40-11:00
Drizzling & cloudy, but there was some action!

  • Large Orange Sulphur 9
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 24+
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Cassius Blue 7
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Mangrove Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 12+
  • Hammock Skipper 4
  • Three-spotted Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 10+

Mimosa Yellow

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Karen Canon

Matheson Park area of Albuquerque foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Sunny, high 80’s with thunderstorm approaching. The skipper was visiting chocolate flowers (Berlanderia).

  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Western Pygmy-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Michael Diederich

19 Chappaqua Mountain Road Butterfly Garden, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1

Michael Diederich

Ward Pound Ridge, Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

From: 1:10 - 2:30 PM.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • American Copper 16
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 66
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 12
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 5
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Andrew Block

Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx,
Bronx County, NY

Seen west of the lot along the cove. Also had several Nymphalids over the water I couldn’t id. and about 5 skippers that looked like Sachems but not sure except they were large and had distinct black stigmas.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 7+

Andrew Block

Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck,
Westchester County, NY

They came continuously across the fishing dock.

  • Monarch 12+

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 15
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Linda Cooper

Spring Creek Unit, Big Bend WMA
Taylor County, FL

One team as part of NABA butterfly count. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., sun most of day with scattered clouds, 78°-92°. Nectar: liatris, thistle, Spanish needles. LCooper, CFarren, DHarder, MQuinn, EShaw.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 13
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 13
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 22
  • Great Southern White 6
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 35
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 9
  • Sleepy Orange 11
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 20
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 104
  • Zebra Heliconian 7
  • Pearl Crescent 21
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 29
  • Viceroy 11
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 31
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 19
  • Long-tailed Skipper 95
  • Horace's Duskywing 18
  • Zarucco Duskywing 16
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 32
  • Whirlabout 11
  • Southern Broken-Dash 20
  • Northern Broken-Dash 8
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Byssus Skipper 27
  • Yehl Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Palatka Skipper 9
  • Dun Skipper 8
  • Twin-spot Skipper 16
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 50
  • Ocola Skipper 485

Dun Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Common Buckeye

Juniper Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Georgia Satyr

Pearl Crescent

Painted Crescent

Palatka Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Little Metalmark

Salt Marsh Skipper

Monarch

Gray Hairstreak

Glenn Koppel

State Game Lands 252
Union County, PA

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 23
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 12

Question Mark

Hackberry Emperor

Painted Lady

Cabbage White

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Jeanette Klodzen

Gravel Pit/Beacon Hill Trails (Antelope Island)
Davis County, UT

  • Checkered White 3
  • Monarch 7
  • Common Branded Skipper 1

Harry Zirlin

Ward Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

Compton Tortoiseshell and White-m uncommon here. Note the image of a mated male Cloudless Sulphur and female Orange Sulphur

  • Cabbage White 10+
  • Clouded Sulphur 20+
  • Orange Sulphur 20+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 10+
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 30+
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Pearl Crescent Abundant
  • Question Mark 8
  • Eastern Comma 18
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Painted Lady 9
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Viceroy 7
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 12+
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Pearl Crescent

Orange Sulphur, Cloudless Sulphur

Painted Lady

Viceroy

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Painted Lady
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Clifford Hence

John Heinz NWR at Tinicum
Delaware County, PA

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 20
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near town of Beaver
Beaver County, PA

Third generation of Pipevines seems to be starting to wane.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Elizabeth Golden

Hollywood residence near Hollywood Blvd. and North Park Road
Broward County, FL

Single Atala caterpillar seen, no adults.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Statira Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Atala 0
  • Julia Heliconian 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Baracoa Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 3

Monk Skipper

Monk Skipper

Atala caterpillar

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Mostly cloudy today; sun was out for couple of hours, but had damp cool rain conditions. Monarchs were migrating when sun was out. In one hour, counted a dozen Monarchs. Some visited the mexican sunflowers and milkweed plants, among other plants.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 12

Monarch

Kathy Beza Richardson

Boxerwood Nature Center and Woodland Garden, Lexington
Rockbridge County, VA

Sunny, high 80’s, slight breeze

P.S. I’m not sure of the sulfur species- maybe Orange Sulfur?

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper abundant
  • Sachem abundant

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Common Buckeye

Orange Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Northern Pearly-eye

Variegated Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Cabbage White

Marcus Gray & Family

Home garden in Huguenot
Orange County, NY

77F & Sunny. Fall blooms are really coming on. Zinnias, Lantana, Buddleia, Tithonia, Asters, Mistflower, Rose of Sharon and much more still putting on a show.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

American Copper

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Warm, sunny afternoon walk in the park with my daughter. More Cloudless Sulphurs once again! Unfortunately no swallowtails today…

  • Cabbage White superabundant
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur abundant
  • Pink-edged Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Andrew Block

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

  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Dun Skipper 1

Tom Palmer

Hilochee WMA
Lake County, FL

Northern area adjacent to Lake Louisa State Park. Primarily consists of abandoned citrus groves.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 13
  • Zebra Heliconian 15
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • Viceroy 5
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 12
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Giant Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary

Sleepy Orange

Cloudless Sulphur

Three-spotted Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 18

Clouded Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

First Viceroy I’ve seen here this year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 20
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Viceroy

Horace's Duskywing

Ocola Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Ronald Hedden

Pittstown State Forest
Rensselaer County, NY

  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny, 75 degrees, some humidity and slight breeze. A male Monarch came out of chrysalis and released from cert Monarch garden #2490. Saw another Monarch flying south. One male Black Swallowtail visited the garden as well.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Beth Polvino

my yard NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

Another wonderful day in the gardens. Continued large numbers of Common Buckeyes and at least 1 dozen CB caterpillars on snapdragons and egg laying on both the plant and on straw next to the snapdragon.. Painted Lady numbers above 25 as are Fiery Skippers. Other caterpillars and chrysalis continue.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 9
  • Painted Lady 25
  • Common Buckeye 150
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 25
  • Sachem abundant
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Common Buckeye, Painted Lady

Common Buckeye caterpillars

Long-tailed Skipper

Common Buckeye

Andrew Block

Verplanck Waterfront Park, Riverview Ave.,
Westchester County, NY

Also had a large black butterfly but not sure which species it was. It really is great how many Variegated Fritillaries, Giant Swallowtails, and Cloudless Sulphurs are around this area this year.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 3+
  • Orange Sulphur 4+
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 5

Steven Rosenthal

Jones Beach State Park, Field 4, Central Mall and "Wild Play" theme park area
Nassau County, NY

Belated posting: highlights of a 1-3/4 hr visit on a beautiful 80 degree afternoon. This is the 2nd Long Tailed Skipper i have seen up here, and the most Cloudless Sulphurs i have seen at one time NE of the Carolinas. Skipper was nectaring on salvia by the 9/11 memorial and hung around the whole time i was there, but was not refound the next afternoon.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 12+
  • American Snout 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

Deceased Little Yellow was found still perched on shrubs near ground. Dun Skipper seems late.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 24
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 18
  • Dun Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Dun Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Little Yellow

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near town of Beaver
Beaver County, PA

Low 70’s, sunny, 2 to 3 p.m.
For me, first Common Buckeye in PA this year.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Peck's Skipper 5

Peck's Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Released a male monarch that came out of chrysalis today. Sunny, breezy and 78.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 5

Melissa Bruesehoff

Eastpointe
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and breezy. 77degrees. Saw a Monarch flying alone.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

22 Myrtle Blvd., Larchmont,
Westchester County, NY

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

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

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Mike Troyan

Jones Beach field 4 just south of tunnel from parking lot
Nassau County, NY

With Steve Rosenthal & Saul Ash

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 5
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

John and Nancy Crosby

Intersection of Shellman Bluff Rd & Pine Harbor Rd, Shellman Bluff, GA near US Highway 17.
McIntosh County, GA

This is the location where in May 2019 we documented Rare, Byssus, Broadwing, Dion, Yehl, Two-spotted, Twin-spot and other skippers. Two days later the county cut the roadside destroying the pickerel lily. We checked all the roadside pickerel weed and had some of the same species only adding one Gray Hairstreak and several Cloudless Sulphurs and Little Yellows. We also checked the major powerline near Townsend WMA entrace where we saw 100+ GA Satyrs in May but saw only Little Yellows.

  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 8

Delaware Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Little Glassywing

Gulf Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

2909 Glynn Avenue, Brunswick, GA
Glynn County, GA

We pulled off US Hwy 17 (Glynn Ave) to check out two fields of Biden in full bloom! Location is on the marsh and the breeze and 80 degrees temperatures were our first fall day! It was 97 with high humidity yesterday. Today’s cold front is very welcome!

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 20
  • American Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 60
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 12
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 8
  • Ocola Skipper 100

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Long-tailed Skipper

Monarch

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Common Buckeye

American Lady

Jeff Gesell

D&L Trail
Carbon County, PA

Sunny, breezy afternoon along the D&L between Lehigh Gap and Jim Thorpe.

  • Cabbage White superabundant
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 11

Andrew Block

Allen's Meadow Park, Wilton,
Fairfield County, CT

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 3+
  • Painted Lady 6+
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 7+
  • Viceroy 4+
  • Monarch 6+
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2+
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5+

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 24
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 20

Red Admiral

Tawny-edged Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Barbara Peck

Anderson River Park
Shasta County, CA

Easily found 20 plus Acmon Blues with a casual stroll through about a 1/4 of a large patch of Wright’s buckwheat. Many were fresh. There were roughly equal numbers of males and females. Sunny, mild day after 2 days of clouds and some rain.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Western Tailed-Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 20
  • Mournful Duskywing 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot
Orange County, NY

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1

Andrew Block

Cortlandt Community Boat Ramp, Verplanck Pt.,
Westchester County, NY

I think the fritillary was a different one from the other day. It came in off the river from the west.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 3

Andrew Block

Steamboat Waterfront Park, Verplanck Pt.,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

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

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 3

Steven Rosenthal

From East Hampton to Montauk
Suffolk County, NY

seen from the car, and while I was on foot in Montauk:

they’re everywhere

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10+
  • Monarch 7

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 12
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 25
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15

Fiery Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Sleepy Orange

Horace's Duskywing

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Ahmet Baytas

Eastern Neck NWR
Kent County, MD

Superb butterfly garden and butterfly trail.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 11
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur abundant
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • White M Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 20+
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 7
  • Painted Lady 50+
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch abundant
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 25+
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 10
  • Fiery Skipper 30+
  • Sachem 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8
  • Dun Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly Survey with Della Wells and Karen Nickeson. 9:30 am to 12:00 pm; clear sunny skies; air temperature 62-72 F, dew point temperature 48-52 F, wind gusts 5 - 10 mph from the SSW.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 70
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 5

Denis C. Quinn

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

Many more Monarchs seen today. Only nectar source left are Lantana, Butterfly Bush and Asters.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Sachem 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Common Sootywing

JoAnna N Clayton

Bonner Park, Largo
Pinellas County, FL

Very pleased to see an Eastern Pygmy-Blue. It was located at the entrance to the board walk into the salt flats.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 20+
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Common Buckeye

Monk Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Southern Skipperling

White Peacock

Long-tailed Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Michael Drake

Pennypack Ecological Trust
Montgomery County, PA

78 and sunny

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 19
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

Elizabeth Golden

The Barnacle Historic State Park (Coconut Grove)
Miami-Dade County, FL

After waiting out overcast skies and intermittant rain, I was rewarded with sightings of several south Florida specialties during an hour and a half of sunny skies. Reviewing my poor quality pictures, I realized that what I thought was a Cloudless Sulphur was actually a Pink-spot Sulphur (4 pictures of the same individual attached).

  • Pink-spot Sulphur 1
  • Dina Yellow 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1

Baracoa Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Monk Skipper

Pink-spot Sulphur

Pink-spot Sulphur

Pink-spot Sulphur

Pink-spot Sulphur

Three-spotted Skipper

Dina Yellow