May 2021 Sightings

Michael Diederich

Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Sleepy Hollow
Westchester County, NY

2:30 - 3:30 PM: Western Meadows of Park.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 70 +
  • Clouded Sulphur 70 +
  • Orange Sulphur 9

Andrew Block

Beaver Dam Rd., Bass River Twp.,
Burlington County, NJ

  • Hoary Elfin 5+
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 1

Andrew Block

Whitesbog, Brendan Byrne S.F., Browns Mills,
Burlington County, NJ

Surprised at how few butterflies were around.

  • Spring Azure 8+
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

Butterfly walk for 5 AmeriCorps & Sparrow Techs, CWelch, MEScheidt, LCooper. 10 a.m.-noon. Weather: 77°-89°,sunny, light winds. Nectar: thistles.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 9
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 5
  • Tawny Emperor 3
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dusted Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3

White Peacock

Dusted Skipper

Dennis Holmes

Turtle Bay at Sundial Bridge
Shasta County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Umber Skipper 2

Umber Skipper

Umber Skipper

Harry Zirlin

Jackson Township, Warren Grove WMA, and MM 9 on RT 72
Ocean County, NJ

Sunny but windy. A late year. Diversity and number of individuals down for this date compared to most years.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Falcate Orangetip 8
  • American Copper 9
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Hoary Elfin 30+
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 6
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Spring Azure 9
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 8
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Juniper Hairstreak

Eastern Pine Elfin

Mark and Holly Salvato

Seminole Ranch Wildlife Management Area, Christmas
Orange County, FL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • White Peacock 6
  • Viceroy 12
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 16
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Byssus Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 8
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

First Monarch of the season.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

We went to several locations hoping to see some spring butterflies. We were a little disappointed because of some habitat management that was done in one of our favorite Frosted Elfin sites.

Weather was off and on-it started out mostly sunny, 54°, 14mph winds. It changed almost every hour. It would be sunny, then cloudy, then sunny and we ended the day with mostly cloudy, 70°, 14-17mph wind.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Olympia Marble 5
  • Frosted Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 15
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Olympia Marble

Juvenal's Duskywing

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Stephen Ziegler

Penn State Harrisburg Campus
Dauphin County, PA

Went for a walk next to campus, small field behind student housing with wildflower and weed overgrowth.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Old Shellman Road near Intersection Priester Road NE
McIntosh County, GA

Sparkleberry in full bloom!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Cloudywing

Oak Hairstreak

Zebra Swallowtail

Great Purple Hairstreak

Spicebush Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Barbour Landing Boat Ramp Landing at Harris Neck NWR
McIntosh County, GA

Our first Gray Hairstreaks here today on Helitrope. American Snout is most unusual at this location.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 7
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 25
  • Ocola Skipper 2

American Snout

Clouded Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Phaon Crescent

Ocola Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Common Buckeye

American Lady

Karen Canon

Tingley Ponds
Bernalillo County, NM

Around 8:30 am in marshy area. Sunny, low 60’s.

  • Pearl Crescent 1

Pearl Crescent

Roy Cohutta

Albany Nursery WMA
Dougherty County, GA

The lone Eastern Tailed-Blue was quite worn (see photo).
1:15-3:00PM, 78-81F, NE-E 5-15MPH, Mostly Clear, 20% Cloud Cover, Weedy fields next to wooded swamp

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 9
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Carolina Satyr 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Hoary Edge

Black Swallowtail

American Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Robert Emond

Ochlockonee River WMA
Leon County, FL

  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 12

Oak Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Robert Emond

St. Marks NWR
Wakulla County, FL

  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Palatka Skipper 1

Palatka Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Trinity church, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Horace's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Mike Freeman

Central Park, Manhattan - in the Conservatory Garden
New York County, NY

Both of the species are possibly firsts-of-year for the park or even for the county. In most years, Sootywing is not a common sight here, despite its English first name.

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1

Tom Fiore

Van Cortlandt Park, woodlands only
Bronx County, NY

Spicebush Swallowtails were each males and appeared very freshly-emerged. The Summer Azure is the usual species of azure found in this park, the true “spring” forms are all rare, or very rare there. We have seen at least occasional “Summer” azures in N.Y. City in the spring months, including in other places where the ‘spring’ forms would be rare to very rare. Also, this is not an earliest date for Summer azure in N.Y. City. Today’s visit was very late, but with warmth & sun, a few nice observations.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15++
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Linda Cooper

Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve area
Sumter County, FL

9:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Weather: 78°-87°, mostly sunny, light winds. Helping with survey for Dukes’ Skippers in area where it is hard to know which agency/entity is in charge or the actual name of the property. The survey area is North Grade Rd to Center Grade Rd and return to Hwy. 471. Loop is 15.5 miles. Nectar: thistles, buttonbush, palmetto, Spanish needles, pickerelweed. DFraser, LCooper

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 14
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 4
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 11
  • Phaon Crescent 35
  • Pearl Crescent 80
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 135
  • Viceroy 21
  • Appalachian Brown 8
  • Carolina Satyr 16
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 14
  • Zarucco Duskywing 6
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 7
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Monk Skipper 9
  • Twin-spot Skipper 22
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Dorantes Longtail

Gulf Fritillary

Viceroy

Ocola Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

White Peacock

Monk Skipper

Oak Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

James L. Monroe

SGL #173 off Ridgemont Rd.
Beaver County, PA

sunny, high 70’s
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Ronda G Spink

Virtue Cider Farm
Allegan County, MI

Weather was sunny, 72-75°, 18-20mph winds

Ronda Spink, Pam Dehnke, and Dennis Dunlap

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 49
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

The weather was sunny, 79-81°, and 19-20mph winds. We went to several different locations.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Olympia Marble 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Silvery Blue 17
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10

Eastern Pine Elfin

Stephen Ziegler

Penn State Harrisburg Campus
Dauphin County, PA

Standing outside my apartment right off campus drinking coffee. Saw a Monarch fly by. It looked faded not as bright as other Monarchs. It didn’t land however. Flew strongly.

  • Monarch 1

Mike Troyan

Warren Grove
Ocean County, NJ

  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Hoary Elfin 10
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Question Mark

Eastern Pine Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

Hoary Elfin

Hessel's Hairstreak

Brown Elfin

Robert Emond

Plank Rd WMA
Jefferson County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Striped Hairstreak 6
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Whirlabout 1

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Phaon Crescent

Striped Hairstreak

Phaon Crescent

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Whirlabout

American Lady

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot
Orange County, NY

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Sparkleberry Near the intersection of Shellman Bluff Rd & Priester Rd
McIntosh County, GA

90 degrees, breezy.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 9
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Northern Cloudywing

Little Wood-Satyr

Dun Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Jim Wilkinson

Maple Lawn
Howard County, MD

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Jeanette Klodzen

Desolation Trail to Salt Lake Overlook (Millcreek Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny, near 70 degrees
Started at 3pm

  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 2

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Did part of our weekly survey at Fontenelle Forest on May 4. Saw an eclosure of Pearl Crescents. It was around 60 degrees, windy but sunny. We were out for around 1 hour

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 16
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 43
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Dainty Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Gorgone Checkerspot

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

It was only around 55 degrees and wind gust up to 20 mph but it was sunny.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 8

Curtis Lehman

Round Hill Park
Allegheny County, PA

First of year Monarch was an ovipositing female.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Monarch 1

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Partly to mostly cloudy, upper 70s, light breeze. Had the opportunity to observe an extremely territorial Mourning Cloak continually chase away a Spicebush Swallowtail from a sunny corner on the trail…

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Mourning Cloak

Roy Cohutta

Fall Line Sandhills West WMA
Taylor County, GA

The Buckeye photos shows sandy soil of the Fall Line Sandhills.
Variegated Fritillary appeared to be ovipositing. Left the pics wide to show the plant (They were long distance shots anyway).
Two photos of identical Whirlabout individual.
Not many butterflies, but wind probably played some role.
11:00AM-2:00PM, 76-83F, SE 9-24MPH At times very windy, Mostly Cloudy, Cloud Cover 83>55%

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 9
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Whirlabout 1

American Lady

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Mike Reese

Northwest of Mount Morris on DNR lands
Waushara County, WI

I have been observing Henry’s Elfin here for over 30 years at one of the southernmost locations in Wisconsin.

  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7

Henry's Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent `
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

American Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Andrew Block

Sandy Hook GRA, Middleton Twp.,
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Copper common
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Western Regional Park
Howard County, MD

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Juvenal's Duskywing

Ronald Hedden

Tibbits State Forest
Rensselaer County, NY

Slow start to butterfly season here, with nothing besides Cabbage Whites seen until today.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 1

Spring Azure

Harry Zirlin

Jackson Township, Warren Grove, vicinity of Chatsworth
Ocean County, NJ

Still a very late or very poor year at locations I’ve been visiting for 30+ years. Only species seen in good numbers was the Azure species.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Hoary Elfin 14
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 40+
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Sleepy Duskywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 9

Hessel's Hairstreak

Spring Azure

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 19
  • Acmon Blue 7
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet 25
  • Propertius Duskywing 5
  • Mournful Duskywing 2

Common Ringlet

Propertius Duskywing

Mustard White

Mylitta Crescent

Pale Swallowtail

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 2

Pipevine Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA
Dougherty County, GA

74-80F, NW 7-14MPH, Mostly Sunny, Cloud Cover 11>1%, 12:00 noon-3:00PM, Fields and dirt roads near/next to swamps

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 3
  • American Lady 10
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1

Horace's Duskywing

Pipevine Swallowtail

American Lady

Cabbage White

Queen

Spicebush Swallowtail

Monarch

Common Buckeye

American Snout

Andrew Block

Tuckahoe WMA, Tuckahoe,
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 6+
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Andrew Block

S.R. 72, MM9, Woodland Twp.,
Burlington County, NJ

  • Hessel's Hairstreak 2
  • Spring Azure 4+
  • American Lady 1

Tom Palmer

Crooked Lake WEA
Polk County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 8
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 2
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Twin-spot Skipper

Carolina Satyr

Little Metalmark

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Bo Zaremba

Key Largo
Monroe County, FL

Hoping to see a Shaus’ Swallowtail on my FL vacation, I was amazed to see 18 in 5 hours of walking. I was even more amazed when processing the pictures to find I had photographed a pair of mating Bahamian Swallowtails!

  • Schaus' Swallowtail 18
  • Bahamian Swallowtail 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Julia Heliconian common
  • Zebra Heliconian common

Schaus' Swallowtail

Schaus' Swallowtail

Bahamian Swallowtail

John J. Collins

Fiddler's Creek Preserve
Mercer County, NJ

Sunny, temps in the 60’s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2

Jeff Gesell

Martin Wildlife Sanctuary
Northampton County, PA

Suboptimal day…cloudy, cool, mid-60s. Rain predicted for the next 3 days, so I figured I’d sneak out for a bit and was rewarded with the FOY Silver Spotted Skippers and Zabulon Skipper!

  • Cabbage White common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Roy Cohutta

Albany Nursery WMA
Dougherty County, GA

Photos: Female Whirlabout Flower-hopping 3-shot Sequence (and a dorsal view).

Last time here (01 May: https://sightings.naba.org/sightings/19206) I found and photographed only one (1) very worn Eastern Tailed-Blue. Today there were at least 10 very fresh ones.

74-76F, NW 14-22MPH (Constantly quite windy), Clear, Cloud Cover 5>2%, Fields next to swamps, 2:00 - 4:30PM

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Renee Davis

Wurtsboro Cemetary
Sullivan County, NY

  • American Copper 1

American Copper

Ken Wilson

Escondido backyard
San Diego County, CA

Sightings for the past week.Yard activity has been slow.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Monarch
  • Umber Skipper

Ken Wilson

Tijauana River Valley, Imperial Beach
San Diego County, CA

Mostly cloudy, mid 60s. This activity is below expectations for this location at this time. The season is well behind in many locations.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Red Admiral

Bo Zaremba

Key Largo
Monroe County, FL

3 different locations in Key Largo.

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Schaus' Swallowtail 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Julia Heliconian common
  • Zebra Heliconian common
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • Florida Purplewing 2
  • Hammock Skipper 1

Hammock Skipper

Florida Purplewing

Florida Purplewing

Karen Canon

Albuquerque foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Midday, sunny, high 70’s

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Marine Blue 3
  • Painted Lady 1

Roy Cohutta

Darton College
Dougherty County, GA

Plenty of flowers to look through for small butterflies, but few found.

73-83F, SE-SW 10-23MPH, Mostly Sunny, Cloud Cover 8>25%, 11:00-1300.

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1

American Lady

Gray Hairstreak