February 2020 Sightings

Linda Cooper

Homestead general area
Miami-Dade County, FL

9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 72°, cloudy then rain. LCooper, LEvans, BHarden, DOakley.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 30
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 16
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Tropical Buckeye 9
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Hammock Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Tropical Buckeye

Tropical Buckeye

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

57F

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Mourning Cloak

Ron & Lori Smith

E-111 Canal (just east of Everglades Natl Park)
Miami-Dade County, FL

Following up on Allen Belden’s post of 2-28-2019, we found several, fast-flying buckeyes on/at porterweed along the east side of the E-111 canal - south from the main road.

  • Tropical Buckeye 6

Tropical Buckeye

Tropical Buckeye

Ken Wilson

Escondido yard
San Diego County, CA

Sunny,84 degrees.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Linda Cooper

Homestead general area
Miami-Dade County, FL

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 58°-68°; sun all day. LCooper, BHarden, DOakley. Side trip to Broward County Long Key Nature Center/Natural Area for Atala.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Statira Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Atala 1
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 6
  • Cassius Blue 7
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Julia Heliconian 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 16
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Atala chrysalis

Atala

Atala caterpillar

Julia Heliconian

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Linda Cooper

John Stretch County Park
Palm Beach County, FL

12-1:15 p.m.; 64°, full sun, breezy. Nectar: Spanish needles.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 30
  • Cuban Crescent 6
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • White Peacock 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Cuban Crescent

Long-tailed Skipper

Cuban Crescent

Cuban Crescent

Red Admiral

Zebra Heliconian

White Checkered-Skipper

Julia Heliconian

Ronda G Spink

Fairchild Tropical Gardens
Miami-Dade County, FL

Start weather: Sunny, 69 degrees, wind 3mph
End weather: Sunny 69 degrees, wind 3mph
Start time: 11:30am
End time: 5:30pm
Eleven Monarch caterpillars and one egg
Seven Zebra Heliconian caterpillars and 15 eggs
Thirteen Atala caterpillars
Thirteen Polydamus eggs and one caterpillar

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Dina Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Atala 1
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Monarch 11
  • Hammock Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1

Brett Badeaux

Turtle Rock, Irvine
Orange County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

John and Nancy Crosby

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

68 degrees, sunny, only had 1 day with temperatures as low as 32 degrees! We are concerned that some of the Sparkleberry that normally blooms in April is blooming NOW! This is what the hairstreaks & other butterflies nectar on in April.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 6

Ronda G Spink

Fruit and Spice Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

Start weather: Sunny, 79 degrees, wind 12mph
End weather: Sunny, 77 degrees, wind 9mph
Start time: 2:30pm
End time: 4:00pm
Eight Monarch caterpillars

  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Ronda G Spink

Castellow Hammock Nature Preserve
Miami-Dade County, FL

Start weather: Mostly sunny, 78 degrees, wind 12mph
End weather: Mostly sunny, 78 degrees, wind 11mph
Start time: 1:00pm
End time: 2:00pm

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 4

Ronda G Spink

Deering Estate
Miami-Dade County, FL

Start weather: Sunny, 75 degrees, wind 6mph
End weather: Sunny, 77 degrees, wind 6mph
Start time: 10:30am
End time: 12:30pm

  • Dina Yellow 1
  • Atala 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 8
  • Baracoa Skipper 5

Ronda G Spink

Bill Sadowski County Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

Start weather: Sunny, 69 degrees, wind 7mph
End weather: Sunny, 69 degrees, wind 7mph
Start time: 9:15am
End time: 9:55am

  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Ronda G Spink

Everglades National Park-Flamingo Camp Ground-Sections B and C
Miami-Dade County, FL

Start weather: Mostly cloudy, 80 degrees, windy
End weather, Partly cloudy, 78 degrees, windy
Start time: 2:45pm
End time: 4:15pm
Four Gulf Fritillary caterpillars

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Ceraunus Blue 201
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 13
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Obscure Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Ronda G Spink

Everglades National Park-Anhinga Trail
Miami-Dade County, FL

Start weather: Sunny 81 degrees, wind 11mph
End weather: Mostly cloudy, 82 degrees, wind 10mph
Start time: 12:40pm
End time: 1:50pm

  • Julia Heliconian 3
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Ronda G Spink

Navy Wells Pineland Preserve
Miami-Dade County, FL

Start weather: Sunny, 75 degrees, wind 9mph with gusts to 19mph
End weather: Sunny 80 degrees, wind 9mph with gusts to 19mph
Start time: 9:30am
End tie: 11:30am

  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • White Peacock 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3

Scott Anderson

Sleeping Turtles Preserve North
Sarasota County, FL

1230-230pm, Cloudly with a little sun, 76-78 degrees, saw 1 Lady but couldn’t ID as a Painted or American as it flew by

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 39
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 13
  • Ceraunus Blue 14
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 13
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

John and Nancy Crosby

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

69 degrees, sunny.

  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

57F

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Ronda G Spink

Bear Island to Pink Jeep-Big Cypress National Preserve
Collier County, FL

Start weather: Partly-mostly cloudy, 79 degrees, wind 20mph
End weather: Mostly cloudy, 84 degrees, wind 20mph
Start time: 11:15am
End time:4:15pm

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 18
  • Phaon Crescent 65
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Painted Lady 1
  • White Peacock 133
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Three-spotted Skipper 3
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 6
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 34

Ken Wilson

San Clemente
Orange County, CA

Sunny, low 60s, breezy.

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Painted Lady
  • West Coast Lady
  • Red Admiral

West Coast Lady

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Great Purple Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Anise Swallowtail

Jim Egbert

Orange Beach;Roscoe Rd
Baldwin County, AL

Spring has come to this part of the gulf coast; most of the days sightings were found on wild plums.

  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Ken Wilson

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Sunny,up to 75 degrees, very gusty.

  • Becker's White
  • Spring White
  • Checkered White
  • Desert Orangetip
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Sonoran Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady
  • Funereal Duskywing

Spring White

Sara Orangetip

Mourning Cloak

Funereal Duskywing

Desert Orangetip

Mormon Metalmark

David H. Bartholomew

Alum Rock Park, San Jose
Santa Clara County, CA

With John Hibbard, David Rawlinson, Sarab Seth, Bill Shepard, and Nancy Asquith. About 65 degrees by mid-afternoon which is when the butterflies became active.

  • Mustard White 7
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Sonoran Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Mustard White

Mustard White

Sonoran Blue

Acmon Blue

Chris Blazo

My house near the village of St. Thomas.
Franklin County, PA

We’ve had no winter here in southern Pennsylvania with temps in the mid 40’s and 50’s and some 60 degree days. It’s no surprise why one came forth. All in all, still rare and exciting.

  • Cabbage White 1

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jean Evoy

Peace River Basin about 3 miles north of Arcadia
DeSoto County, FL

Partly sunny, temperatures in the 70s.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen common
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Pipevine Swallowtail

Harry Zirlin

Naples
Collier County, FL

With Steve Rosenthal

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 15+
  • Dainty Sulphur 12+
  • Gray Ministreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 10+
  • Fiery Skipper 1

White Peacock

Phaon Crescent

John Heyse

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

67,65F

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Scott Anderson

Robinson Preserve South Entrance
Manatee County, FL

12-2pm, 80 degrees, windy

  • Great Southern White 4
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 21
  • Ceraunus Blue 17
  • Phaon Crescent 9
  • Mangrove Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 1
  • Queen 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 7

Brett Badeaux

Olinda hills
Orange County, CA

  • Sara Orangetip 35
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Western Tailed-Blue 30
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1

Barbara Peck

Coot's Roost on Lewiston Lake plus other locations near Lewiston
Trinity County, CA

1st photo from where I saw 2 at Coot’s Roost when the air temp was only 39F but the road and grasses were in warm sun, calm air. Saw next one at the Trinity Dam Vista when the temp was 42F, breezy. Continued to see them as I drove back along the Trinity River. 2nd photo is from Lowden Ranch. By this time the temp was in the 50s.

  • California Tortoiseshell 12

California Tortoiseshell

California Tortoiseshell

Ron Smith

Dunedin Hammock
Pinellas County, FL

(11-32) Mostly sunny.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 4
  • Monarch 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4

White Peacock

Cloudless Sulphur

Clouded Skipper

Walter Wallenstein

Rowdy Bend Trail in Everglades National Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

Walked to Snake Bight and back, (5.2 mile round trip) 9:45am-2:30pm. Beautiful & windy day.
Eastern Pygmy-Blues were super abundant

  • Great Southern White 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 500+
  • Cassius Blue 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Queen 1
  • Obscure Skipper 15

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Obscure Skipper

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Great Southern White

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Seems like Spring…forecast is for temps in the 80’s for 4 days before a cool front. The butterflies eluded my camera. The Azure was a “Holly” Azure found under our American Holly.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 6

Daniel Jones

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Cameron County, TX

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Boisduval's Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 3
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • Blue Metalmark 4
  • American Snout 3
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Band-celled Sister 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 3
  • Brown-banded Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Laviana White-Skipper 3
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Mexican Bluewing

Red-bordered Metalmark

Sickle-winged Skipper

Brown-banded Skipper

Boisduval's Yellow

Blue Metalmark

Ronda G Spink

Chinsigut Wildlife and Conservation Area-Big Pine Tract
Hernando County, FL

Start weather: Partly cloudy, 84 degrees, wind 15mph
End weather: Mostly sunny, 84 degrees, wind 14mph
Start time: 12:45pm
End time: 3:00pm
Northern Cloudywing ovapositing on a legume

  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Scott Anderson

Sleeping Turtles Preserve North
Sarasota County, FL

130-4pm, 82 degrees, windy, partly cloudy

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 32
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 20
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 9
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 13
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Brett Badeaux

Santa Margarita Preserve, Fallbrook
San Diego County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Desert Orangetip
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Brown Elfin
  • Marine Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Silvery Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Wright's Metalmark
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper

Scott Anderson

Scherer Thaxton
Sarasota County, FL

230-430pm, 79 degrees, Partly Cloudy

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Little Metalmark 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • White Peacock 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Melanie Link Taylor

Our Butterfly Garden, Apple Valley, CAL
San Bernardino County, CA

The butterfly was enjoying the pots of violas we put out in our winter season for them and the bees.

  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Steven Glynn

John Stretch Park
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Great Southern White 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 9
  • Cuban Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Southern Skipperling 13
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Dorantes Longtail

Julia Heliconian

Cuban Crescent

Amelia Grimm

Sammy Creek Landing and Park, Sugarloaf Key
Monroe County, FL

With Leigh Williams. Nectar plants include Bay Cedar, Bidens alba, 7-year apple, Coastal Plain Yellowtops, Sea Shore Argeratum, Fogfruit, and Snow Squarestem.

  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 7
  • Cassius Blue 7
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Obscure Skipper 8

Obscure Skipper

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Mangrove Buckeye

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Amelia Grimm

Saddlebunch Key Roadsides along old 905
Monroe County, FL

Sunny, 70’s. With Leigh Williams. Nectar plants include Bidens alba, 7-year apple, Coastal Plain Yellowtops, Fogfruit, Scorpiontail, Pencil flower, Wild Sage, Bay Marigold, and Snow Squarestem.

  • Great Southern White 3
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 13
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Mangrove Buckeye 10
  • Tropical Buckeye 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Hammock Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Obscure Skipper 21

Mangrove Buckeye

Mangrove Buckeye

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Ronda G Spink

Eco Walk Trail, Crystal River Preserve State Park
Citrus County, FL

Start weather: Partly cloudy, 75 degrees, wind 11mph
End weather: Partly cloudy, 74 degrees, wind 9mph
Start time: 2:30pm
End time: 5:10pm

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Carolina Satyr 48

Ron & Lori Smith

Dinner Island Ranch WMA
Hendry County, FL

(22-142) Nice morning under partly sunny skies. FL (69).

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Cuban Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 11
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 6
  • Carolina Satyr 22
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 22
  • Long-tailed Skipper 11
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 9
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 18
  • Sachem 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Pearl Crescent

Cuban Crescent

Edward Perry IV

Sebastian Inlet State Park
Indian River County, FL

Near the T-dock on south side of park.

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 2

Mangrove Skipper

Mangrove Skipper

Ronda G Spink

Bear Head Hammock Trail/Two Mile Prairie-Withlacoochee State Forest, Hernando
Citrus County, FL

Start weather: Mostly cloudy, 81 degrees, 7mph wind
End weather: Cloudy, 77 degrees, calm
Start time: 1:20pm
End time: 3:30pm

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Carolina Satyr 24
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Ron & Lori Smith

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

(19-58). Great morning with mostly sunny skies, though breezy. FL (75).

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Phaon Crescent 13
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • White Peacock 5
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Carolina Satyr

Pearl Crescent

Aaron's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Scott Anderson

Sleeping Turtles Preserve North
Sarasota County, FL

440-510pm, 82 degrees, sunny

  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • White Peacock 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Scott Anderson

Myakka Islands Point
Sarasota County, FL

2-3pm, 80 degrees, mostly sunny

  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Southern Skipperling 10

Ken Wilson

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Sunny. 71 degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Becker's White
  • Spring White
  • Desert Orangetip
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Brown Elfin
  • Sonoran Blue
  • Silvery Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Wright's Metalmark
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Painted Lady
  • Funereal Duskywing

Wright's Metalmark

Spring White

Sonoran Blue

Sara Orangetip

Black Swallowtail

Bramble Hairstreak

JoAnna N Clayton

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

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Edward Perry IV

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

Yard butterflies observed while working around the house today.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Steven Glynn

Castellow Hammock Preserve
Miami-Dade County, FL

Late afternoon visit, all activity died down.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Polydamas Swallowtail

Steven Glynn

Navy Wells Preserve
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Baracoa Skipper 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2

Steven Glynn

Dagny Johnson Botanical Preserve
Monroe County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Julia Heliconian abundant
  • Zebra Heliconian 8
  • Hammock Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Baracoa Skipper 2

Baracoa Skipper

giant swa'

Hammock Skipper

Hammock Skipper

Steven Glynn

John Pennekamp SP
Monroe County, FL

Silver-banded Hairstreaks enjoying the balloon vine areas near the “citrus field”.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 7
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 9
  • Julia Heliconian 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 11
  • Florida Purplewing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Large Orange Sulphur

Florida Purplewing

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Scott Anderson

Lemon Bay Park
Sarasota County, FL

2-4pm, 79 degrees, sunny

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 14
  • Zebra Heliconian 14
  • White Peacock 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Walter Wallenstein

John Stretch Park
Palm Beach County, FL

Windy & sunny
12:00-2:00

  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 34
  • Cuban Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • White Peacock 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Phaon Crescent

Dorantes Longtail

Red Admiral

Julia Heliconian

Julia Heliconian

Cuban Crescent

Clouded Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Steven Glynn

Bahia Honda SP
Monroe County, FL

  • Great Southern White 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak common
  • Cassius Blue common
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Obscure Skipper 2

Obscure Skipper

Steven Glynn

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
Monroe County, FL

Wonderful day with a lot of activity. The Amethyst Hairstreaks were a great surprise.

  • Great Southern White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 12
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 20
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Amethyst Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak common
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue common
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Hammock Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Monk Skipper 4

Three-spotted Skipper

Monk Skipper

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Fulvous Hairstreak

Amethyst Hairstreak

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline Park, Martinez
Contra Costa County, CA

59F

  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Mourning Cloak

Common Buckeye

Scott Anderson

Sleeping Turtles Preserve North
Sarasota County, FL

1-130pm, 82 degrees, sunny

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 24
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 10
  • American Lady 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Scott Anderson

Sleeping Turtles Preserve South
Sarasota County, FL

11-1230pm, 81 degrees, partly cloudy

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3

David H. Bartholomew

Sunol Regional Wilderness
Alameda County, CA

First of Years: Buckeye was small, Orange Sulphur was tiny, Silvery Blue gorgeous. I was hoping to see more, wildflowers should be blooming in another week or two.

  • Mustard White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 5
  • Common Buckeye 1

Mustard White

Common Buckeye

Acmon Blue