June 2021 Sightings

Mike Reese, Dean Hansen

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
Burnett County, WI

All photos by Dean Hansen.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 65
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Western Tailed-Blue 4
  • Silvery Blue 6
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 29
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 5
  • Northern Crescent 5
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 22
  • Northern Cloudywing 14
  • Dreamy Duskywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Persius Duskywing 1
  • Indian Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 16
  • Dusted Skipper 9
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 2

Dusted Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Western Tailed-Blue

Jim Wilkinson

Elkridge area
Howard County, MD

plus one unidentified anglewing

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Least Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

'Summer' Spring Azure

Ron Smith

Weedon Island Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(15-98) Sunny & temps at 82-86.

  • Orange-barred Sulphur 10
  • Statira Sulphur 8
  • Dainty Sulphur 17
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 22
  • Monarch 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 23
  • Sachem 1
  • Monk Skipper 2

Southern Skipperling

Monk Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

The Monarch was a fifteen-second sighting and gone.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Walked 2 more trails in our weekly survey. Saw for the first time this year a Banded Hairstreak, Peck’s Skipper and Hackberry Emperor. It was around 73 degrees with 75% cloud cover.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Hackberry Emperor

Banded Hairstreak

Peck's Skipper

Kathy Beza Richardson

Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery
Charles City County, VA

Partly cloudy, 75

Did see a swallowtail- dark and yellow, perhaps Palamedes, no picture proof though

  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dion Skipper 1

Clouded Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Little Glassywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Appalachian Brown

Least Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Lady

Hackberry Emperor

Little Glassywing

Gray Hairstreak

Jeff Gesell

Wi Hit Tuk Park and Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary
Northampton County, PA

Two parks south along the Delaware from Easton, PA. Brood X of the 17-year Cicadas are in full swing, and the forest is deafening with their chorus…’Summer’ Spring Azures have emerged. FOY Hackberry Emperors…

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 14
  • Cabbage White common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr common
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 7

Peck's Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Cabbage White

Northern Cloudywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Zabulon Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

Roy Cohutta

Eastern Burke County Rural Roadsides
Burke County, GA

A number of ants are in one of the Coral Hairstreak photos. Only 1 (if any) Coral Hairstreak found per milkweed patch-no big groups located.
One large field was loaded with Checkered and Cabbage Whites.
72-85F, NE 6-9MPH, Cloud Cover 28-46%.
0900-1500: Walked, drove, took over 300 photos of most of the species on the list. Took time to get good looks and observe behavior with the butterfly binoculars.
General habitat was the ancient sandhills of Burke County, just south of the Fall Line.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White common
  • Cabbage White common
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 10
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1

Checkered White

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Southern Dogface

Coral Hairstreak

Jim Wilkinson

Patapsco Shrubland Trails
Howard County, MD

Near Marriottsville

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 20
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Least Skipper 18
  • Peck's Skipper 10
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Tawny-edged Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Peck's Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Least Skipper

Harry Zirlin

Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

Both Giant Swallowtail and Common Checkered-Skipper are rare at this location. Continue to find unusual species despite both numbers of species and individuals being extremely low for early June.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 20+
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 100+
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 7
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 6
  • Hobomok Skipper 5
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Little Wood-Satyr

Spicebush Swallowtail

Common Checkered-Skipper

Long Dash

Denis C. Quinn

Pleasant Hill and Hopkins Roads through White Clay Creek State Park, about 3 miles.
New Castle County, DE

This distance is about three miles, disecting the park and Crossing over the White Clay Creek, while driving through in less than ten minutes, from an errand.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 2

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Douglas Johnson

Mississippi Headwaters State Forest, Bear Den Landing Rd
Beltrami County, MN

Extreme drought, and erratic cold with late frosts have left almost no nectar sources except in dense woods, blueberries and bearberries almost totally desiccated. Only major nectaring seemed to be on Common Lousewort. Out from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. 68 to 74 F.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Mustard White 1
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Dreamy Duskywing 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Arctic Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 4

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Hobomok Skipper

Roy Cohutta

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Richmond County, GA

The large Broad-winged Skipper is common here. Its slow floppy flight is distinctive. Most individuals observed today were flying through the reeds beyond the reach of my camera.

3 of the 4 Broad-winged Skipper photos show a probable female cleaning her proboscis and face. The other BWS photo is of a male (I think).

74-80F, SE 3-5MPH, Cloud Cover 95%, 0930-11:45, Constructed Wetland Habitat.

The thick overcast probably kept the observations of other species low.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper common

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Conrad Cloutier

Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce
Beauce-Sartignan, QC

sunny midday time

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 3

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

Did weekly survey of Lauritzen Garden. Temperature in low 70 with little wind. Mostly sunny.

  • Cabbage White 18
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 24
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Cabbage White

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Tawny-edged Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Cherokee WMA Zeb Entrance, Wild Horse Prairie Rd, Tahlequah
Cherokee County, OK

Spent 6 hours walking & driving Wild Horse Prairie Road then almost to the end we found one of our targets a Soapberry Hairstreak seen here on June 1, 2020 by a friend.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • Southern Dogface 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 21
  • Soapberry Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue abundant
  • American Snout 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 26
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 8
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Goatweed Leafwing 11
  • Hackberry Emperor common
  • Northern Pearly-eye 28
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Hoary Edge 3
  • Southern Cloudywing 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Outis Skipper 13
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Dun Skipper 5
  • Bell's Roadside-Skipper 1

Soapberry Hairstreak

Goatweed Leafwing

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Goatweed Leafwing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Mourning Cloak

Hackberry Emperor

Northern Pearly-eye

Large Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Large Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Red-spotted Purple

Southern Dogface

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Bell's Roadside-Skipper

Dun Skipper

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Hoary Edge

Outis Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Southern Cloudywing

Tawny-edged Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Comma

Clouded Sulphur

Soapberry Hairstreak

Jim Wilkinson

Middle Patuxent Environmental Area
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 12

Northern Pearly-eye

Jeanette Klodzen

A few miles west of Starvation Reservoir off Duchesne County Rd 22
Duchesne County, UT

Sunny, highs in 90s

Both Strecker’s Giant Skipper and the Saltbush Sootywing are lifers!!

  • Saltbush Sootywing 1
  • Strecker's Giant-Skipper 5+

Saltbush Sootywing

Saltbush Sootywing

Strecker's Giant-Skipper

Strecker's Giant-Skipper

Ahmet Baytas

Rydell NWR
Polk County, MN

100 degrees! Very dry.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7
  • Monarch 3
  • Arctic Skipper 17
  • Hobomok Skipper 35

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near town of Beaver
Beaver County, PA

partly cloudy, 1:45 to 2:15.
one unIDed Azure and one unIDed grass skipper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1

Silvery Checkerspot

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Walked the last of the trails at Fontenelle Forest for our weekly count today. by the time we were done it was 90 degrees and sunny. Saw first Red-spotted Purple of the year

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Pine White 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-spotted Purple

Hackberry Emperor

John and Nancy Crosby

Flanagan Prairie
Franklin County, AR

Cherokee, Oglesby & Flanagan Prairies all connect in Franklin County. We spent 2 hours photographing Gorgone Checkerspots on Pale Prairie Coneflowers & Coreopsis! Arogos Skipper is not listed here but locally known to be at this location.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Gorgone Checkerspot abundant
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 8
  • Crossline Skipper 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Arogos Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 2

Delaware Skipper

Crossline Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Arogos Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

John and Nancy Crosby

Oglesby Prairie off Rattlesnake Road.
Franklin County, AR

Walked & drove the main road for 1 1/2 hours. When we were here a month ago there were acres of wild indigo blooming! Cherokee Prairie, Oglesby Prairie and Flanagan Prairies all connect in Franklin County, AR.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue abundant
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 6
  • Silvery Checkerspot 4
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 12
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Dun Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Clouded Sulphur

Common Checkered-Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

80 degrees, mostly sunny, very humid. The Azure was ovipositing on deciduous Hollies.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Spring Azure common
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Zebra Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Spring Azure

Meadow Fritillary

Brian McGurgan

Chugach State Park, Flattop Mountain, Glen Alps trailhead
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Sunny but very breezy late afternoon. I selected “Western White” because an option for “Margined White” isn’t available. I’m referencing Butterflies of Alaska by Ken Philip and Cliff Ferris, which includes Pieris marginalis but not Pontia occidentalis. I’d welcome correction on the Polaris Fritillary. I was leaning toward Freija Fritillary based on reference to the Butterflies of Alaska guide but of the options provided here Boloria polaris seems closest in appearance. Unfortunately I didn’t get a view of the ventral side of the fritillary’s wings.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 1
  • Freija Fritillary 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 2

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Mustard White

Linda Cooper

Colt Creek State Park
Polk County, FL

15th Annual NABA BUTTERFLY COUNT. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 78°-91°, sun a.m.-20%; p.m.-95%, light winds. Three teams inside, one team outside park. Nectar: mostly thistle but also loosestrife, pluchea, pickerelweed, Blackroot, Spermacoce. LCooper, SFarnsworth, DFraser, JLampkin, JaLampkin, TPalmer, EPerry, NPrine.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 43
  • Giant Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 39
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 37
  • Checkered White 8
  • Great Southern White 11
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 34
  • Little Yellow 17
  • Sleepy Orange 45
  • Dainty Sulphur 10
  • White M Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 44
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 9
  • Cassius Blue 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 15
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 274
  • Zebra Heliconian 17
  • Variegated Fritillary 159
  • Phaon Crescent 34
  • Pearl Crescent 25
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 43
  • White Peacock 26
  • Viceroy 21
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 38
  • Monarch 6
  • Queen 20
  • Dorantes Longtail 17
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 22
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 56
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 15
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6
  • Brazilian Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Zarucco Duskywing

Variegated Fritillary

Little Metalmark

White M Hairstreak

Appalachian Brown

Confused Cloudywing

Viceroy

Northern Broken-Dash

Checkered White

Southern Broken-Dash

Queen

Brazilian Skipper

Sachem

Queen

Southern Dogface

Harry Zirlin

Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

With Steve Walter. Harrisii just coming out. Had same Common Checkered-Skipper as two days ago in exact same spot with mallow.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Harris' Checkerspot 3
  • Pearl Crescent 20+
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 3
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr Common
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 6
  • Indian Skipper 8
  • Peck's Skipper 15+
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Long Dash 20+
  • Hobomok Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Appalachian Brown

Harris' Checkerspot

Clifford Hence

Heinz NWR
Philadelphia County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Ronda G Spink

Huron-Manistee National Forest
Oceana County, MI

Starting Weather: Mostly clear, 75°, 16mph wind
Ending Weather: Clear, 81°, 16mph wind
Start time: 11:50am
End time: 1:30pm

We went to four different locations.

Ronda Spink, Dennis Dunlap, and Jack Reinoehl

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 77
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 28
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Indian Skipper 12
  • Hobomok Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 17

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue egg

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper egg

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper egg

Denis C. Quinn

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

The second Monarch that I saw here. Almost half of the Cabbage Whites seen were on Catmint in bloom.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 45
  • Monarch 1

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

This is only the second Oak Hairstreak I’ve seen, and the first was 3 years ago. They’re quite uncommon (or they hide well).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure common
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 4

'Summer' Spring Azure

Oak Hairstreak

Meadow Fritillary

Zabulon Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Karen Canon

Suburban Albuquerque foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Around 11 am amongst chocolate flowers and winterfat

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Marine Blue 6

Marine Blue

Brian McGurgan

Eagle River Nature Center
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Warm sunny day in mid-sixties. The Mourning Cloak was very tattered looking and missing most of its outer margins, presumably an adult that emerged last year and hibernated through the long winter we had. In contrast the new tiger swallowtails looked splendid.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Brian McGurgan

Backyard, east Anchorage
Anchorage Municipality, AK

  • Green Comma 1

Green Comma

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA, West Side
Calhoun County, GA

88-90F, S 8-10 MPH, Cloud Cover 69-73%, 1430-1600, Swamps and upland planted pines.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Monarch 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3

Pearl Crescent

Gulf Fritillary

Rebecca L Fuelling

1015w 850n Decatur
Adams County, IN

Landed on our milkweed but left.

  • Monarch 1

Ron & Lori Smith

Modello Wayside Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

(2-23)

  • Pink-spot Sulphur 8
  • Dainty Sulphur 15

Pink-spot Sulphur

Pink-spot Sulphur

Ron & Lori Smith

Deering Estate
Miami-Dade County, FL

(4-15) Parking lot butterflies. One Dina met a spider.

  • Dina Yellow 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Monarch 1

Dina Yellow

Dina Yellow

Ron & Lori Smith

Fern Forest Nature Center
Broward County, FL

(16-69) in just over and hour. Soldiers were guarding the northern perimeter.

  • Giant Swallowtail 14
  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cassius Blue 12
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 7
  • White Peacock 5
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 1
  • Soldier 7
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Checkered White

Queen

Queen

Soldier

Soldier

Ken Wilson

Escondido backyard
San Diego County, CA

Sightings for the past week.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Marine Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Monarch
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Umber Skipper

Ken Wilson

Eastern portion of SD County
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, near 80, light breeze.

  • Great Copper
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Square-spotted Blue
  • Melissa Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • California Sister
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Mormon Metalmark

Melissa Blue

Marine Blue

Hedgerow Hairstreak

Great Copper

Denis C. Quinn

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

Most of the Spicebush was seen in the woods. The Monarch is #3 here and it did not stop or even slow down. There is a lot of milkweeds here almost in bloom.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 50+
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny, breezy and 90degrees. Saw first painted lady visiting the certified garden.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot
Orange County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Common Ringlet

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 3

Cabbage White

Zabulon Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dun Skipper

Karen Canon

NW Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

Los Poblanos area around 8 am. Alfalfa and corn fields roughly .5 miles from river. Sunny, temps around 70 F.

  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park and Lower Nazareth Township
Northampton County, PA

Out for a short hike with the kiddos in the afternoon heat, which made stealth mode difficult. Also included a few yard sightings upon our return…

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

'Summer' Spring Azure

Brian McGurgan

Windy Point (about twenty miles south of Anchorage along the Seward Highway)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Sunny, warm, and windy day with a small number of skittish butterflies. The adult Greenish Blues have been active at this location for about ten days, I think.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Greenish Blue 4

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Michael Diederich

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

First Coral Hairstreak seen at this location.

  • Coral Hairstreak 1

Jim Wilkinson

Marriottsville Area of Patapsco State Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 10
  • Dun Skipper 1

Dun Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Red-banded Hairstreak

Ron & Lori Smith

Key Largo
Monroe County, FL

(11-155) Visited several sites.

  • Giant Swallowtail 10
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 11
  • Cassius Blue 85
  • Julia Heliconian 18
  • Zebra Heliconian 15
  • Florida Purplewing 2
  • Queen 4
  • Hammock Skipper 6
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1

Schaus' Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Florida Purplewing

Three-spotted Skipper

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot
Orange County, NY

Morning count. Sunny. 81F after two days 90F+. Handy to see a female Zebulon & a Dusted Skipper for the comparison. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a photo of the Dusted but saw the white chin & eyebrows. Exciting to see multiple Ringlets at once. The Emperor was very fresh.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Common Ringlet

Hackberry Emperor

Tawny-edged Skipper

Brian McGurgan

Far North Bicentennial Park
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Warm sunny day with temperatures in the mid sixties and a light breeze. Sightings were from along a bike trail in the northwest corner of the park, with small numbers of butterflies found in some patches of wildflowers. An orange-brown butterfly fluttered past a few times while I was at one spot photographing the silvery blues but didn’t rest so I didn’t get close views - maybe a fritillary of some kind.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Arctic Skipper 2

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Ron & Lori Smith

Navy Wells Pineland Preserve
Monroe County, FL

(8-30) Late in the day, missed Bartram’s.

  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Cassius Blue 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 2

Three-spotted Skipper

Baracoa Skipper

Ron & Lori Smith

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens
Monroe County, FL

(13-105) Always worth a visit.

  • Great Southern White 23
  • Large Orange Sulphur 14
  • Statira Sulphur 5
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Cassius Blue 28
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 7
  • Monarch 3
  • Hammock Skipper 7
  • Florida Duskywing 3
  • Monk Skipper 4

Lyside Sulphur

Lyside Sulphur

Large Orange Sulphur

Florida Duskywing

Great Southern White

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Leanira Checkerspots are having a good year. Two-Banded Checkered Skipper was the surprise of the day, many miles from where they might be expected. No photograph, it settled for a bit but took off before I could get my camera ready.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Mustard White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Tailed Copper 7
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 59
  • Leanira Checkerspot 44
  • Northern Checkerspot 9
  • Variable Checkerspot 21
  • Lorquin's Admiral 8
  • California Sister 16
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Rural Skipper 35

Leanira Checkerspot

Tailed Copper

Rural Skipper

Northern Checkerspot

Spring Azure

JoAnna N Clayton

Riveria Bay Park
Pinellas County, FL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 6
  • Statira Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 11
  • Monarch 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5

White Checkered-Skipper

Orange-barred Sulphur

White Peacock

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

A sunny day with dewpoint of 69 today. There is an increase of Peck Skippers. Saw first tiger swallowtail, but no Monarchs. Rain showers later, but butterflies returned.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Dun Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Ronald Hedden

The Mile-Around Woods, North Bennington
Bennington County, VT

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Common Ringlet 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 3

Pearl Crescent

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Tawny-edged Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Harry Zirlin

Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

Things are picking up a bit. The rain and heat seem to have helped. Decent year for harrisii, Southern Cloudywing and Long Dash at least.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Harris' Checkerspot 12
  • Pearl Crescent 10+
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 40+
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 9
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 3
  • Indian Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 10
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Long Dash 20+
  • Hobomok Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Indian Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Very muggy day with heat index of 92 around 3pm. Saw 2 Monarch caters, put them in a cage -which is outdoors to maintain the Monarch’s natural life.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 7

Monarch caterpillars

Edward Perry IV

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

Yard butterflies. I’ve only seen Sleepy Orange in my yard on one other occasion. Good yard butterfly.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1

Horace's Duskywing

Sleepy Orange

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Silvery Checkerspot

Zabulon Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Little Glassywing

Cabbage White

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Sunny, calm, 90 degrees. Both spring and summer form Eastern Commas were out simultaneously (see photos)! FOY Great Spangled Fritillaries, Dun Skippers, and Least Skippers…

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 18
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper common
  • Dun Skipper 2

Zabulon Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Dun Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Least Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Comma

Northern Cloudywing

Cabbage White

Hackberry Emperor

Jim Wilkinson

Marriottsville Area of Patapsco State Park
Howard County, MD

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Northern Cloudywing

Clouded Sulphur

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Trail
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny, super windy and temps in low 50s when I start around 3:15.

  • Mustard White

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and with temp of 86 in the late afternooon.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 7

Cabbage White

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

During weekly survey of the forest we saw an eclosure of Hackberry Emperor. It has been hot and dry here, in the 90”s. Number of butterflies is increasing.

  • Pine White 110
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 26
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 20
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Red-spotted Admiral 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 200+
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Sootywing 5
  • Least Skipper 18

Hackberry Emperor

Banded Hairstreak

Orange Sulphur

Variegated Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White common
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Dun Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Hackberry Emperor

Brian McGurgan

Tony Knowles Coastal Trail north of Westchester Lagoon
Anchorage Municipality, AK

After walking for over half an hour along promising weedy patches with flowers (mostly dandelions), I finally found a single butterfly - my first Western tailed blue of the season. While photographing it, I saw the blur of a white butterfly flit nearby but didn’t get a good look. Presumably a margined white but not listed because I didn’t get a good look.

  • Western Tailed-Blue 1

Western Tailed-Blue

Brian McGurgan

Campbell Creek Bike Trail (south of Tudor Road, west of Elmore Road)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Still and damp this morning after early rain, temperatures in the high fifties, mostly overcast with moments of sun. More mosquitoes than butterflies as is typical for early June in Anchorage, but with the cool temps a couple of silvery blues including a female were especially sluggish and cooperative.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Silvery Blue 3

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Trail
Morgan County, UT

Sunny, upper 40s when I started just after 9am. Finished it was 67 degrees.
Walked 2.25 miles of trail.
The Relict Frits were in amazing numbers - at least relative to what I’ve seen in the last 9 seasons! Had 6 in my field of vision at one time. Ringlets were equally abundant.

  • Clodius Parnassian 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Mustard White
  • Large Marble 1
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Purplish Copper 2
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Relict Fritillary 30+
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • Northern Crescent
  • Field Crescent
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 3
  • Common Ringlet 30+
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing
  • Juba Skipper

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(13-158). Super hot and very dry.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Statira Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 11
  • Ceraunus Blue 65
  • Gulf Fritillary 19
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • White Peacock 14
  • White Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Obscure Skipper 13

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Statira Sulphur

Obscure Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

John J. Collins

Wallpack Center
Sussex County, NJ

Cloudy. Temps in the high 60’s.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Edward Perry IV

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

In addition to most of the same butterflies posted in my sighting from the previous day, today’s yard butterflies also include a Julia Heliconian.

  • Julia Heliconian 1

Julia Heliconian

Brian McGurgan

Arctic Valley Ski Area
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Sunny breezy late afternoon with temperatures in the mid-sixties and a good mix of butterflies. I selected “Mustard White” because an option for “Margined White” isn’t available and Pieris oleracea seems closer to Pieris marginalis than Pontia occidentalis. The fritillary is also challenging as it appears more like Boloria freija than Boloria chariclea based on reference to Butterflies of Alaska (by Ken Philip and Cliff Ferris) but Arctic fritillary seems the closest available option. Unfortunately I didn’t get a useful photo of the underside. It was surprisingly battered for so early in the season. I welcome any corrections. A second fritillary was observed but no photos were obtained. Likewise for a light-colored swallowtail.

  • Mustard White 2
  • Large Marble 3
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Freija Fritillary 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Silvery Blue

Mustard White

Mustard White

Large Marble

Silvery Blue

Large Marble

Large Marble

Freija Fritillary

Rebecca L Fuelling

1015w 850n Decatur
Adams County, IN

Flying through. Didn’t stop at milkweed

  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Zabulon Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

Linda Cooper

Lake Louisa State Park
Lake County, FL

17th Annual NABA BUTTERFLY COUNT. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 80°-92°, sun all day, breezy. Two teams. Few nectar sources due to drought. Second lowest species count in 17 years. LBork, CConk, LCooper, DFraser, NPrine.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 22
  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Giant Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 27
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 23
  • Great Southern White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 16
  • Ceraunus Blue 14
  • Gulf Fritillary 793
  • Zebra Heliconian 28
  • Variegated Fritillary 55
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 5
  • Queen 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 8
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Dainty Sulphur

Viceroy

Gray Hairstreak

Dorantes Longtail

Confused Cloudywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Ceraunus Blue

Gulf Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Northern Cloudywing

Variegated Fritillary

Southern Skipperling

Zarucco Duskywing

Zebra Heliconian

JoAnna N Clayton

Folly Farms Nature Preserve, Safety Harbor
Pinellas County, FL

Very nice gardens

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 12+
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 30+
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • White Peacock 5
  • Malachite 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 10
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 12
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Brazilian Skipper 2

Dorantes Longtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Cassius Blue

Clouded Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Gray Hairstreak

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Brazilian Skipper

Curtis Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • American Snout
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Red Admiral
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Chantal Caron

Rockingham
Windham County, VT

The first 2 butterflies I’ve seen this year.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • White Admiral 1

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

White Admiral

Brian McGurgan

Mt. Baldy, Eagle River
Anchorage Municipality, AK

A beautiful day with temperatures in the upper sixties and a mix of bright sun and clouds. Conservative counts given. The fritillaries were a challenge for me as always with a toss-up between Boloria freija and Boloria chariclea butleri (Arctic fritillary), and I ultimately decided on Arctic - although more than one species may have been present. All species were very active and skittish. Most observations were well above the treeline at about 3,000 feet and higher in alpine habitat, especially near the peak of Mt. Baldy, but the margined white (logged as mustard white) and the Arctic and Grizzled Skippers were found lower down during our descent.

  • Old World Swallowtail 4
  • Western White 3
  • Mustard White 1
  • Freija Fritillary 8
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • White-veined Arctic 4
  • Jutta Arctic 2
  • Grizzled Skipper 4
  • Arctic Skipper 3

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Grizzled Skipper

Grizzled Skipper

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

Jutta Arctic

White-veined Arctic

Old World Swallowtail

Western White

Old World Swallowtail

Freija Fritillary

Jeanette Klodzen

Twin Lakes Loop (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny, with high in the low 80s.
Elevation 8700-9450

Saw several Western/Two-tailed Swallowtails but could not ID

  • Mustard White 4
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 2
  • Juba Skipper 1

Sheridan's Hairstreak

Curtis Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Little Wood-Satyr
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Karen Canon

Tingley Beach bosque ponds
Bernalillo County, NM

Between 7 to 9 am. Sunny with recent temps ranging 95-100 F.

  • Marine Blue 1
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Brian McGurgan

Crow Creek Trail, Girdwood
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Warm breezy day with a nice hike a couple of miles up the Crow Creek Trail. While there were lots of small moths, bees, wasps, and other pollinators, not many butterflies were observed. I was hoping for some activity up above the treeline but didn’t see any butterflies higher up - although with limited time couldn’t search at length.

  • Mustard White 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 2

Mourning Cloak

Mustard White

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Bart Jones

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park and Eagle Lake WMA
Shelby County, TN

FOY Phaon Crescent, Bronze Copper, and Common Checkered-Skipper, and Checkered White.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 20
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Bronze Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • American Snout 3
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Pearl Crescent 35
  • Question Mark 3
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 11
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Least Skipper 1

'Summer' Spring Azure

Phaon Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Horace's Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Checkered White

Common Checkered-Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jim Wilkinson

Marriottsville Area Patapsco State Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 15
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Red Admiral

Little Wood-Satyr

Least Skipper

Little Glassywing

Ron & Lori Smith

Lower Suwannee NWR
Levy County, FL

(9-39) Mostly overcast and very few butterflies roadside. The satyr pictured is an Intricate.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 5
  • Appalachian Brown 5
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Queen 12

Carolina Satyr

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Appalachian Brown

John J. Collins

Negri Nepote Grasslands
Somerset County, NJ

Partly sunny for the 1 1/2 hours I was there. Unfortunately, there are few flowers in bloom right now.

  • Cabbage White 45
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1

Marcus Gray

Huguenot
Orange County, NY

First Monarch of the year!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Dusted Spurwing

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

Sunny and 87 today, following 3 days of cooler temps and rain.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Zebra Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Banded Hairstreak

Jeff Gesell

Grand Central Environmental Center and Ballas Park
Northampton County, PA

Partly Cloudy, breezy, 80 degrees. Two locations 5 miles apart in Plainfield and bushel Townships…mostly open meadow/prairie. Good variety of Skippers out today!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 12
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 5
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

European Skipper

Dun Skipper

Question Mark

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Lady

Black Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Common Ringlet

Clouded Sulphur

Peck's Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

First time for tiger swallowtail to visit cert bitterfly garden #2490. It fluttered the wings and flew around, preventing a picture to be taken. First Red Admiral visited also. Temp 75 & low humidity late morn during observation. There is an increase of Peck Skippers. Around a dozen now.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 12

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red Admiral

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Walked the first half of our weekly survey this morning starting at 9 so we could beat the heat. We were done by 12:30. The Hackberry Emperors were thick along the road going to the one trail. Saw our first Delaware Skipper and Northern Pearly Eye of the season.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 85
  • Orange Sulphur 23
  • Dainty Sulphur 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 14
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 400+
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Delaware Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Hackberry Emperor

Red Admiral

Common Sootywing

Northern Pearly-eye

Pearl Crescent

Cabbage White

Eastern Comma

Dale Bonk

Pope Lick Park, Prairie Trail
Jefferson County, KY

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Dun Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Hackberry Emperor

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Comma

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Little Glassywing 2

Little Glassywing

Meadow Fritillary

Little Glassywing

Banded Hairstreak

Jeff Gesell

Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary
Northampton County, PA

Partly cloudy, light breeze, upper 70s. Milkweed starting to bloom…finally a decent nectar source. Should be a great show from here on out! FOY Variegated Fritillary, Meadow Fritillary, Hoary Edge, and dark form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtails (see photos below)…

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 12
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr common
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Great Spangled Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Little Wood-Satyr

Hackberry Emperor

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Cloudywing

Hoary Edge

Little Glassywing

Peck's Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Roy Cohutta

Lanahassee Creek WMA
Webster County, GA

Located numerous Common Buckeye together taking nectar from Queen’s Delight, Stillingia sylvatica.

Observed several aerial dogfights between Goatweed Leafwing, one fight just a few inches from my head. A couple individuals perched in trees.

09:35-12:00 Noon, 80-92F, NW 5-10MPH, Cloud Cover 4-10%

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Goatweed Leafwing 7
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Goatweed Leafwing

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Goatweed Leafwing

Variegated Fritillary

Goatweed Leafwing

Gulf Fritillary

Goatweed Leafwing