September 2021 Sightings

Ronda G Spink

Virtue Cider Farm
Allegan County, MI

Weather was clear, 75, 8mph winds
Surveyed from 1:00-3:30pm

Photo of the Gray Hairstreak was taken by D. Dunlap

R. Spink, P. Dehnke, D. Dunlap

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 41
  • Clouded Sulphur 16
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • American Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 23
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Common Sootywing 1

Gray Hairstreak

Common Checkered-Skipper

David L. Amadio

Munden Point Park
Virginia Beach city, VA

Obs. made from 1:25 to 5:25 p.m. Mostly Cloudy to partly Cloudy 75-80 degrees.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5
  • Dukes' Skipper 7

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Ronda G Spink

Emma Pitcher Prairie-Kalamazoo Nature Center
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was clear, 73°, 4mph winds
Surveyed and tagged Monarchs from 12:45-3:00pm

R. Spink, J. Meilinger

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 23
  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 28
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Black Swallowtail

Steven Glynn

Patagonia-Harshaw area
Santa Cruz County, AZ

Broad day of butterflying around Patagonia and Harshaw Creek areas.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 9
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Southern Dogface 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur superabundant
  • Boisduval's Yellow 2
  • Mexican Yellow common
  • Tailed Orange 15
  • Sleepy Orange abundant
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Leda Ministreak 14
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 8
  • Marine Blue common
  • Arizona Metalmark 1
  • Palmer's Metalmark common
  • American Snout superabundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Theona Checkerspot 1
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Tiny Checkerspot 4
  • Elada Crescent superabundant
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 20
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • California Sister 2
  • Empress Leilia common
  • Monarch 6
  • Queen 13
  • Dull Firetip 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing 3
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Common Sootywing 6
  • Tropical Least Skipper 3
  • Orange Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Elissa Roadside-Skipper 2

Theona Checkerspot

Funereal Duskywing

Dull Firetip

Arizona Metalmark

Mexican Yellow

Bordered Patch

Tropical Least Skipper

Tropical Least Skipper

Elissa Roadside-Skipper

Elissa Roadside-Skipper

Theona Checkerspot

Great Southern White

Roy Cohutta

Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge
Jones County, GA

Photo of 4 Byssus Skippers on a button.

0930-1500, 73-87F, NE 4-12MPH, Cloud Cover 15-24%, Gravel roads, Georgia Piedmont. 33.09619321638692, -83.71852235781589

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 40+
  • Barred Yellow 20+
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 10+
  • Common Buckeye 10+
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 20+
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 7
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Byssus Skipper 10+
  • Dun Skipper 5

Hackberry Emperor

Least Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Red-spotted Purple

Red-banded Hairstreak

Swarthy Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Cloudless Sulphur

Gray Hairstreak

Clouded Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny low humidity abd 74 degrees. One male Monarch came out of pupa today. Flew around the area, incl cert garden #2490

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Curtis Adkins

Palmer ma.
Hampden County, MA

  • Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

A beautiful day following yesterday’s heavy rain. Sunny, 76 degrees.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem abundant
  • Dun Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Eastern Comma

Red-banded Hairstreak

Viceroy

Zebra Swallowtail

Wild Indigo Duskywing

White M Hairstreak

Spicebush Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Question Mark

Little Glassywing

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Hackberry Emperor

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Monarch 3

Spicebush Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem common
  • Zabulon Skipper 5

Northern Broken-Dash

Sleepy Orange

Silver-spotted Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Variegated Fritillary

Glenn Koppel

Moraine State Park
Butler County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Harvester 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Eastern Comma

James L. Monroe

power line cut on Park Rd.
Beaver County, PA

100% sun and low 70’s
2 to 3 p.m.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 11
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Little Glassywing 2

Jan Schopp

Pevely
Jefferson County, MO

Overcast and mid 70’s today.

  • Viceroy 1

Ronda G Spink

Parfet Prairie, Hickory Corners
Barry County, MI

Weather was cloudy-mostly cloudy, 75°, 4-5mph winds

Surveyed from 2:30pm-5:00pm

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 38
  • Clouded Sulphur 35
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 17
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing eggs

Viceroy

American Copper

David L. Amadio

Great Dismal Swamp NWR-Jericho Ditch
Suffolk city, VA

Obs. made from 1:25 to 4:15, 79-81 and partly cloudy. Diversity & numbers a little better here today than at Washington Ditch. Again Joe-Pye weed the main attraction at this point in the season.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 5
  • Carolina Roadside-Skipper 3

Carolina Roadside-Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Carolina Roadside-Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Red-banded Hairstreak

swallowtails puddling

Southern Pearly-eye

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

David L. Amadio

Great Dismal Swamp NWR-Washington Ditch
Suffolk city, VA

Obs. made from 9:30 to 1, Sun to part sun, 70-79 degrees. Not much nectar, mostly Joe-Pye weed attracting butterflies. Fair diversity but low numbers.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 10

Carolina Satyr

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Brian McGurgan

W 72nd Avenue, Anchorage
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Partly cloudy skies and 60° in the early afternoon after morning rain. I was seeking out a great-horned owl nest when the Mourning Cloak emerged in bright sun at the edge of forest by the road. It fluttered up into the trees beside a small clearing.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Ken Wilson

Santa Margarita Preserve near Fallbrook
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, near 90, every dry. Most nectar source dried.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Lorquin's Admiral

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 15
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Sleepy Orange

Red-spotted Purple

Red Admiral

Monarch

Jim Wilkinson

Marriottsville Area, Patapsco valley State Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Dun Skipper 1

Gray Hairstreak

Northern Pearly-eye

Dun Skipper

Sachem

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem abundant

Hackberry Emperor

Variegated Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Red-spotted Purple

Northern Pearly-eye

Meadow Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Red-banded Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Mike Troyan

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Atala 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Julia Heliconian 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • White Peacock 15
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 4
  • Queen 5
  • Soldier 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1

Atala

Zebra Heliconian

Soldier

Ruddy Daggerwing

Julia Heliconian

Glenn Koppel

Moraine State Park, Muddy Creek Trail
Butler County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Question Mark

Pearl Crescent

David L. Amadio

Norfolk Botanical Garden
Norfolk city, VA

Obs. made from 9:45 to 5:40. Partly sunny to mostly sunny, 73-80 degrees. Butterfly garden attracted a decent variety, but much of the nectar was poorer than normal. Most notable was the lack of Lantana in bloom. The large drifts of Zinnias attracted the greatest number of butterflies this day. Observed both Great Southern White & Zebra Heliconian but they most likely had escaped from the enclosed butterfly house. Two dark morph E.tiger females observed.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Black Swallowtail 16
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 25
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Sachem abundant
  • Brazilian Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Cloudless Sulphur

Palamedes Swallowtail

Brazilian Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Clouded Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Purple Hairstreak

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

American Snout

Pipevine Swallowtail

Long-tailed Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

Palamedes Swallowtail

Randy Harrod

Fritz Landing
Lake County, TN

Common Sootywing is lifer

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Common Sootywing 2

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
  • Monarch
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 15
  • Meadow Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem abundant
  • Dun Skipper 1

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

Spicebush Swallowtail

Sachem

Monarch

Meadow Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Checkered-Skipper

Glenn Koppel

SGL 95, Gate 7 area
Butler County, PA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 3

Glenn Koppel

SGL 95, Tinker Road area
Butler County, PA

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 17
  • Pearl Crescent 4

Glenn Koppel

SGL 95, Kohlmeyer Road area
Butler County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Meadow Fritillary

Karen Canon

El Malpais near Grants
Cibola County, NM

Partly cloudy, low 80’s.Cliffs and belts of lava with pinons and oak.

  • Checkered White 8
  • Dainty Sulphur 4

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 12

Tawny-edged Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Seth Ausubel

Tubac Community Garden
Santa Cruz County, AZ

Many butterflies nectaring on garlic blossoms.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 25
  • Tailed Orange 2
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Leda Ministreak 12
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 6
  • Marine Blue 3
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Palmer's Metalmark 10
  • American Snout 150
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Tiny Checkerspot 2
  • Elada Crescent 9
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Empress Leilia 2
  • Queen 4
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Paul Teter

Jekyll Island, where creek crosses Shell Road
Glynn County, GA

Cassius Blue is not common in GA and may have been brought to Jekyll Island on shipments of ornamental plants from South FL.

  • Great Southern White 15
  • Cassius Blue 4
  • White Peacock 2

Cassius Blue

Cassius Blue

Cassius Blue

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Leonard's Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Ethan Brown

Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County, WI

Great species diversity.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 4+
  • Orange Sulphur 5+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3+
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Monarch common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

One male Black Swallowtail released

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Melissa Bruesehoff

Sterling Heights
Macomb County, MI

Sunny with a little breeze. Three Monarchs released. Two female, one male

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Monarch 3

Robert A. Behrstock

Hereford, Behrstock/LeMay yard, Ash Canyon W. of Hwy. 92, SE Huachuca Mtns.
Cochise County, AZ

Second Zebra Heliconian I’ve seen in AZ in 18 years. Butterfly 127 for the yard.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Ares Metalmark 2
  • American Snout 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Elada Crescent 2
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 6
  • Dull Firetip 1
  • Acacia Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Zebra Heliconian

Brian McGurgan

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

Finding butterflies in much of Alaska during peak months of June and July can be challenging sometimes, but by September it feels like an act of futile desperation. After three hours of butterflying for late species at several locations (Baxter Bog, the Coastal Trail, and Campbell Creek Estuary), I managed to find just a single Mourning Cloak. It was well worth it, though, for this cooperative butterfly. The half dozen Mourning Cloaks I’ve seen during the past few weeks have been very skittish. At first this one flew up high along trees that border the trail before finally circling and settling on a cottonwood branch and then on a strip of sunlit wood. I was very happy for an opportunity for late season butterfly photos.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Jeff Gesell

Plainfield and Bushkill Townships
Northampton County, PA

Mostly sunny, breezy, upper 70s. Targeted known Wild Senna and Partridge Pea fields for Pieridae…all 5 regulars present in good numbers (Clouded, Cloudless, Orange, Sleepy Orange, Cabbage); still looking for that elusive Little Yellow. Bonus for the day was a fresh Pipevine Swallowtail!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 20
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur 14
  • Sleepy Orange 27
  • American Copper 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 5
  • Monarch 22
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 7
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Red-banded Hairstreak

Cloudless Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Peck's Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Red-spotted Purple

American Copper

Viceroy

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny day with temp of 75degrees while observing 3 Monarch in garden

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • Meadow Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem superabundant
  • Dun Skipper 2

Meadow Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Variegated Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dun Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Bart Jones

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

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Harvester
  • Bronze Copper
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • American Snout
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Viceroy
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Gemmed Satyr
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Common Sootywing
  • Least Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Northern Broken-Dash
  • Zabulon Skipper
  • Yehl Skipper
  • Dun Skipper
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Gemmed Satyr

Bronze Copper

Harvester

Yehl Skipper

Little Yellow

Southern Dogface

Zabulon Skipper

Yehl Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Andrew Block

Lake George,
Warren County, NY

All seen in the main area of the town.

  • Cabbage White 10+
  • Monarch common

Ethan Brown

Rahr Memorial Forest/ Roadside
Manitowoc County, WI

Lack of butterflies in the forest.

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Red Admiral 2+
  • Monarch abundant

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park (eastern half)
Pinellas County, FL

(20-180) - Mostly cloudy. First metalmark since fall 2020 when Tropical Storm Ida flooded a large majority of the thistle with saltwater.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Statira Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 17
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Cassius Blue 24
  • Ceraunus Blue 18
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 43
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 32
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Obscure Skipper 16

Obscure Skipper

White Checkered-Skipper

Little Metalmark

Mangrove Buckeye

Ceraunus Blue

John J. Collins

Lusscroft Farm, High Point State Park
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks, 7 participants. Sunny, temps in 70’s.

  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 3

Roy Cohutta

Jekyll Island
Glynn County, GA

0900-1615, 80-88F, Variable 3-14MPH, Cloud Cover 13-48%, Overall a beautiful day for butterflies.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 20+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20+
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 50+
  • Zebra Heliconian 9
  • White Peacock 1
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 50+
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 100+
  • Ocola Skipper 20+

Ocola Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

Gulf Fritillary

White Peacock

Great Southern White

Salt Marsh Skipper

Great Southern White

Ceraunus Blue

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem common
  • Dun Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Spicebush Swallowtail

Sleepy Orange

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sachem

Sleepy Orange

Cabbage White

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny with 25mph winds, 88 degrees. Monarch Waystation #2490

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Mike Troyan

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Julia Heliconian 3
  • Zebra Heliconian abundant
  • Viceroy 1
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 4
  • Queen 6
  • Soldier 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Dorantes Longtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Viceroy

Orange-barred Sulphur

Queen

Ruddy Daggerwing

Delaware Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 25
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Weather was clear-partly cloudy, 72-73°, 11-14mph winds

R. Spink, P. Dehnke, D. Dunlap

  • Cabbage White 23
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 36
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Common Sootywing 2

Common Sootywing

Ronda G Spink

Wau Ke Na Preserve-Lakeshore Dr. Fennville
Allegan County, MI

Weather was clear, 72°, 11mph winds

R. Spink, D. Dunlap

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • Monarch 22

Ronda G Spink

Virtue Cider Farm
Allegan County, MI

Weather was clear, 71-73°, 14mph winds
Surveyed and tagged Monarchs from 12:45-2:30pm

R. Spink, P. Dehnke, D. Dunlap

  • Cabbage White 44
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 22
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Mount Lemmon- Molino Basin area
Pima County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 25
  • Sleepy Orange 30
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Marine Blue 10
  • American Snout common
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 2
  • Elada Crescent common
  • Empress Leilia 15
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 7

Sagebrush Checkerspot

Linda Cooper

Triple N Ranch WMA
Osceola County, FL

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Weather: 79°-90°, winds 3-6, sun a.m. 70%, p.m. 50%. Fall wildflowers are mostly not in bloom yet. Nectar:; Bidens, Lantana, Spermacoce, Mistflower, galactia, pluchea, buchnera, blackroot, FL milkweed, CBlais, LCooper, SFarnsworth, DFraser, EPerry, NPrine, BWelch.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 18
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 18
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 15
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 40
  • White Peacock 3
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 20
  • Georgia Satyr 8
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 7
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 7
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Arogos Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Common Buckeye

Zarucco Duskywing

Barred Yellow

Ceraunus Blue

Palmetto Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Zebra Swallowtail

Whirlabout

Palmetto Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Little Metalmark

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Southern Skipperling

Palmetto Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Arogos Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Ceraunus Blue

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

A gorgeous day! 83 degrees and very sunny. Perfect day for seeing butterflies!

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Sachem

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • White M Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 12
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem abundant
  • Dun Skipper 1

American Snout

Great Spangled Fritillary

White M Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-banded Hairstreak

Pearl Crescent

Gray Hairstreak

Peck's Skipper

Common Buckeye

Ken Wilson

Escondido backyard
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 93 degrees, more humid than usual. Since last report 3 days ago, 5 FOS species have appeared. Sleepy Orange, a desert species, is a new yard bug.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Marine Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Sleepy Orange

Marine Blue

Large Orange Sulphur

Roy Cohutta

St. Marys
Camden County, GA

0900-0945, 80-82F, SW 4-8MPH, Cloud Cover 36%, 30.728545456511483, -81.5478266278496

  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Queen 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Queen

Great Purple Hairstreak

Cloudless Sulphur

Ceraunus Blue

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 20

Common Buckeye

Ronda G Spink

Emma Pitcher Prairie-Kalamazoo Nature Center
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was partly cloudy, 72°, 10mph winds

Surveyed and tagged Monarchs from 12:45pm-3:00pm

R. Spink, J. Meilinger, T. Springer

  • Cabbage White 28
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • Monarch 22
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Jan Schoop

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Observed Monarchs visiting nectar plants. Sunny most of the time and 70degrees

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Madera Canyon
Santa Cruz County, AZ

Full day of butterflying from Proctor Road up to Carrie Nation Trail split.

Blooming tithonia bringing in enormous numbers of butterflies.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 20
  • Southern Dogface 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Mexican Yellow common
  • Tailed Orange common
  • Sleepy Orange abundant
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Marine Blue common
  • Ares Metalmark 3
  • Palmer's Metalmark 20
  • American Snout superabundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • Theona Checkerspot 1
  • Bordered Patch 4
  • Tiny Checkerspot 5
  • Elada Crescent 25
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 8
  • Painted Lady 20
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • California Sister 20
  • Empress Leilia common
  • Nabokov's Satyr 2
  • Red-bordered Satyr 6
  • Monarch 12
  • Queen 15
  • Dull Firetip 75
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 18
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

California Sister

Dorantes Longtail

Theona Checkerspot

Ares Metalmark

Variegated Fritillary

Two-tailed Swallowtail

Nabokov's Satyr

Palmer's Metalmark

Red-bordered Satyr

Dull Firetip

Charlie Osterberg

CTA Liberty Elementary School
Maricopa County, AZ

  • American Snout 1

American Snout

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

Rainy morning, then partly sunny afternoon. 74 degrees.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem 20

Variegated Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Monarch

White M Hairstreak

Sachem

Tyler Krul

Tijuana Regional Park Bird and Butterfly Garden
San Diego County, CA

Lovely morning for birds; butterflies coming active around 9ish. Didn’t get great looks at a lot of species, and we were birding solid.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 3

Gulf Fritillary

Dainty Sulphur

Painted Lady

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Renee Davis

Champlain NY
Clinton County, NY

Common Blue
two females
Found by Bryan Pfeiffer and Josh Lincoln

  • Common Blue 2

Common Blue

Common Blue

Common Blue

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Another beautiful day here in St Louis! Sunny and 86 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Sachem 1

Hackberry Emperor

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 30

Gray Hairstreak

Monarch

Zebra Swallowtail

Sachem

Pearl Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Gretchen Jarman

Wye Mountain
Perry County, AR

Backyard on lantanna flowers around 2:30pm. Yard backs up to woods.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 25
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Clouded Sulphur

Sleepy Orange

Spicebush Swallowtail

Steven Glynn

Home in Tucson
Pima County, AZ

  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20
  • Tailed Orange 2
  • Sleepy Orange 30
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Marine Blue 4
  • American Snout 15
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Empress Leilia 12
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 3
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Cloudless Sulphur

Eufala Skipper

Ronda G Spink

Chipman Preserve-Galesburg
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was clear, 75-81°, 15mph winds
Surveyed from 12:20pm to 04:00pm

R. Spink, P. Dehnke

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 31
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • American Copper 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 49
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Monarch 23
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 13
  • Peck's Skipper 1

David H. Bartholomew

Mt. Hamilton Observatory
Santa Clara County, CA

The Observatory itself is closed to the public, but John Hibbard and I spent a few hours along the road just below, checking the rabbitbrush which is just starting to bloom, and nude buckwheat in full flower. Not many butterflies, but a nice variety.

  • Checkered White 5
  • Thicket Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 12
  • Acmon Blue 4
  • Coronis Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 14
  • California Sister 12
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Columbian Skipper 2
  • Woodland Skipper 4

Coronis Fritillary

Columbian Skipper

Thicket Hairstreak

Woodland Skipper

Lawrence Brown

Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County, WI

I wish there were more different species. Banner day for Duskywings.

  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 9+

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Sunny around 79 degrees this morning in Imperial. There is approximately 50 acres that are fairly wooded behind my home.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Jean Evoy

Liatris chapmanii patch in north Arcadia
DeSoto County, FL

We have been monitoring this particular area for several years. This was the first time we have observed a Eufala.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail abundant
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock common
  • Queen
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Three-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Delaware Skipper
  • Monk Skipper
  • Eufala Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Zebra Heliconian

Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Eufala Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 12
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sachem 25

Great Spangled Fritillary

Zebra Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Hackberry Emperor

Meadow Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Mostly sunny, breezy, 70s. Hike at the park with the kids…

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Monarch 14
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Monarch

Andrew Block

Branford Bait & Tackle, Branford,
New Haven County, CT

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15

Cloudless Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Tom Palmer

Lakes Ridge WEA
Polk County, FL

Perched on stem of Pityopsis gramnifolia. Studied it for a couple of minutes before it flew as I attempted to photograph it.

  • Cofaqui Giant-Skipper 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Catherine's Pass (Little Cottonwood Canyon)
Sanpete County, UT

Elevation 9600ft
Seen on the trail down past Devil’s Castle back to the campground.
Also saw 2 very worn Frits.

  • Juba Skipper 1

Renee Davis

Sailor's Snug Harbor Arboretum
Richmond County, NY

With Lance Verderame
Cloudless Sulphur was laying eggs.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 10

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Today was sunny started out 78 degrees then got up to 94 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Hackberry Emperor

Tawny-edged Skipper

Randy Harrod

Radnor State Park
Davidson County, TN

  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area
Osceola County, FL

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Weather: 80°-88°, winds 9-13, sun a.m.-25%, p.m.-30%%. Nectar: Rayless Sunflower, Spanish needles, Pickerelweed, liatris, elephantsfoot, pine lily. Very few fall wildflowers. LCooper, SFarnsworth.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 52
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 30
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 13
  • Viceroy 9
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Georgia Satyr 4
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Arogos Skipper 96
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Arogos Skipper

White Peacock

Arogos Skipper

Viceroy

Palmetto Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Little Metalmark

Berry's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Whirlabout

Arogos Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Arogos Skipper

Jeff Gesell

Fields near Pen Argyl and Ballas Park - Plainfield and Bushkill Townships
Northampton County, PA

Partly Cloudy, breezy, 80 degrees. Cloudless Sulphur and Sleepy Orange caterpillars on Senna…

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 28
  • Orange Sulphur 25
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Sleepy Orange 26
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 24
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 19
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 6
  • Monarch 24
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Sleepy Orange caterpillar

Gray Hairstreak

Sleepy Orange

Peck's Skipper, Pearl Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red-banded Hairstreak

Cloudless Sulphur caterpillar

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Black Swallowtail

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

First Long-tailed Skipper of the Year, almost a year from last year’s sighting on Sept 13th.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 20
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem abundant

Long-tailed Skipper

Common Buckeye

Meadow Fritillary

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Gray Hairstreak

Jay Watson

Backyard Rosecrans
Manitowoc County, WI

74F, mostly sunny, light breeze; Leaf cutter bees, metallic green bees, small carpenter bees and halictid bees busy on the asters.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Great Spangled Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Crescent

Monarch

Meadow Fritillary

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 2

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

Mostly cloudy, 83 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Meadow Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sachem abundant
  • Dun Skipper 2

Red-spotted Purple

Variegated Fritillary

Sleepy Orange

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Dun Skipper

Roy Cohutta

Albany
Dougherty County, GA

1555. When I returned home from the Albany Nursery WMA, there were a couple of Monarchs in the yard along with a worn Long-tailed Skipper.

  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Monarch

Roy Cohutta

Albany Nursery WMA
Dougherty County, GA

Spent much of the time trying to find additional Texan Crescent(s) in and around a swamp with nearly impenetrable vegetation. The two that I found did not allow close approach.

1300-1500, 86-89F, NE 5-7MPH, Cloud Cover 20-40%, Swamp Edge, Georgia Costal Plain

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 50+
  • Sleepy Orange 20+
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 20+
  • Viceroy 4
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Monarch 1

Texan Crescent

Gulf Fritillary

Red-banded Hairstreak

Viceroy

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1

John J. Collins

Winding Waters Trail, Wallkill River NWR
Orange County, NY

Leaderless walks - 10 participants. Temps in the 80’s and sunny and humid. THOUSANDS of mosquitoes!

  • Cabbage White 66
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 24
  • Least Skipper 3

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Eastern Comma 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny humid and 89degrees. Had 6 Monarchs visit waystation #2490

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 6

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem abundant

Meadow Fritillary

Sleepy Orange

Variegated Fritillary

Gray Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Checkered-Skipper

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Surveyed from 7:30 to 11:45 when rain sent me home. Most butterfly activity didn’t start until about 9:30 am. Fall flowers are yet to come and are usually better at this spot from mid-Oct to mid-Nov. Some spots do look promising. West Loop is the spot now for Arogos Skipper, with the population climbing perhaps one or two more weeks. Look for areas on the west side of the drive that have patches of Rayless Sunflower. Get there early if you want dorsal shots, they rarely present. Hunting starts 9-18 with Archery kicking off the fall season. A good time was had by me! EP

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 5
  • Viceroy 2
  • Georgia Satyr 7
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Arogos Skipper 93
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5

Pearl Crescent

Delaware Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 20

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Roy Cohutta

Albany Nursery WMA
Dougherty County, GA

Looked for the Texan Crescents (seen and distantly photographed yesterday). No luck today.

1300-1415, 86-87F, SE 4-5MPH, Cloud Cover 58-65%, Swamp and field habitats. Coastal Plain of Georgia.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 40+
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 10+
  • Gulf Fritillary 10+
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 40+
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 11
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Carolina Satyr

Fiery Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Ronda G Spink

Wau Ke Na Preserve-Lakeshore Dr. Fennville
Allegan County, MI

Weather was mostly clear, 73°, 8mph winds

R. Spink, D. Dunlap, J. Huggins

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Monarch 19
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Weather was partly cloudy-clear, 66-73°, 5-9mph winds

R. Spink, Jackie Huggins, D. Dunlap

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 31
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Purplish Copper 3
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 12

Ronda G Spink

Virtue Cider Farm
Allegan County, MI

Weather was partly cloudy-mostly sunny, 70-73°, 6mph winds

R. Spink, J. Huggins, D. Dunlap

  • Cabbage White 49
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 16
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 38
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 10

Gray Hairstreak

Brett Badeaux

Multiple locations Anza-Borrego State Park
San Diego County, CA

Sept 14 + 15

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White abundant
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • California Dogface 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange abundant
  • Dainty Sulphur abundant
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Leda Ministreak 20+
  • Western Pygmy-Blue common
  • Marine Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 20+
  • Dotted Blue 5
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Wright's Metalmark 4
  • Mormon Metalmark 2
  • Palmer's Metalmark common
  • American Snout 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • California Patch common
  • Tiny Checkerspot 1
  • Mylitta Crescent common
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • West Coast Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen abundant
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 8
  • Afranius Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Northern White-Skipper 2
  • Mojave Sootywing 5
  • Fiery Skipper 12+
  • Juba Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 3

Ron & Lori Smith

Tate's Hell SF (High Bluff Tract & Cash Creek)
Franklin County, FL

(18-149) Limited time. Rain arrived after just over an hour’s worth of fun. Liatris and bidens were main nectar sources.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 25
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 22
  • Horace's Duskywing 14
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 50

Palamedes Swallowtail

Dion Skipper

Ken Wilson

Escondido backyard
San Diego County, CA

Sightings for the past week. Most days temps hoovered around 95 degrees with higher than normal level of humidity the area. The weather has helped deliver 7 FOS species to my yard the past 10 days.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Marine Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Woodland Skipper

Woodland Skipper

Western Pygmy-Blue

Large Orange Sulphur

Large Orange Sulphur

Large Orange Sulphur caterpillar

Gulf Fritillary

Cloudless Sulphur caterpillar

Cloudless Sulphur caterpillar

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Monarch

Meadow Fritillary

Gray Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 7

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 20+
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA, East Side
Dougherty County, GA

A four mile linear survey following a gravel road through swamps, pines and fields.

Clouded Skippers were observed over a wide area (wherever I stopped), so the count is probably low.

Also observed/photographed a Limpkin family (2 adults and 2 immatures); they are somewhat uncommon in Georgia.

0845 - 1335, 74-80F, SE 4-10MPH, Cloud Cover 99-100% with some rain. Georgia Coastal Plain, 31.482115586585525, -84.36242453758365

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Viceroy 9
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Queen 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Hoary Edge 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 30
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 1

Sleepy Orange

Zarucco Duskywing

Viceroy

Zebra Heliconian

Delaware Skipper

Hoary Edge

Palamedes Swallowtail

Queen

Little Yellow

Carolina Satyr

Little Yellow

Clouded Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Sachem

Sachem

Sleepy Orange

Cloudless Sulphur

Ronda G Spink

Emma Pitcher Prairie-Kalamazoo Nature Center
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was partly cloudy-clear, 77-81°,6-7mph winds

R. Spink, J. Meilinger

  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 15
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 21
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Ashley Gardner

Carvin's Cove
Roanoke County, VA

Horsepen Trail

AR03
E.05L

  • Pearl Crescent 1

Pearl Crescent

John and Nancy Crosby

Cumberland Mountain
Marion County, TN

Blazing Star, Thistle and various other nectar sources. Seeing the female Diana Fritillaries was a real treat as we had previously only seen males! Leonard’s Skipper was a ‘lifer’ !

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Diana Fritillary 38
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 16
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 3
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Leonard's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 6

Carolina Satyr

Common Wood-Nymph

Diana Fritillary

Diana Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gray Hairstreak

Hoary Edge

Monarch

Viceroy

Southern Pearly-eye

Spicebush Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

Crossline Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Clouded Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Gemmed Satyr

Gulf Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Buckeye

American Lady

American Lady

Ron & Lori Smith

Big Bend WMA (Spring Creek)
Taylor County, FL

(28-177) Lots to see, but so little time.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 13
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 18
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 30
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 16
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Byssus Skipper 4
  • Palatka Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 26

Palatka Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Salt Marsh Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Zarucco Duskywing

Byssus Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Sachem 2

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 20

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 20

Sleepy Orange

Gray Hairstreak

Cloudless Sulphur

Ronda G Spink

Parfet Prairie, Hickory Corners
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was mostly clear-partly cloudy, 79-82°, 9-12mph winds

  • Cabbage White 76
  • Clouded Sulphur 42
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 27
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Tawny-edged Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Cabbage White

Ronda G Spink

Willard Rose Prairie-Kalamazoo Nature Center-Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was mostly clear, 84°, 6-14mph winds

  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 23
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6

Silver-spotted Skipper

Lori Conrad

Our yard, Portal, AZ
Cochise County, AZ

Many strayed much further west than in normal years, reaching all the way here to the eastern border of Arizona in the Chiricahua Mountains. Several seen around the southern Arizona area.

  • California Patch 1

Ken Wilson

Lake Cuyamaca
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, mid-80s, moderately breezy.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Purplish Copper
  • Melissa Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • West Coast Lady
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Juba Skipper
  • Woodland Skipper common

Purplish Copper

Painted Lady

Acmon Blue

Cabbage White

Juba Skipper

Mylitta Crescent

West Coast Lady

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

  • Little Yellow 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Sachem

Monarch

Meadow Fritillary

Jeanette Klodzen

Mill D South Trail (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Walked trail past the Cardiff Mine up to an elevation of 9300ft.
Also saw a couple of Skippers.

  • Field Crescent
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma
  • California Tortoiseshell

Ethan Brown

Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County, WI

One Viceroy was about half the size of a normal one.

  • Cabbage White 3+
  • Clouded Sulphur 5+
  • Orange Sulphur 5+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue superabundant
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 5

Melissa Bruesehoff

Sterling Heights
Macomb County, MI

Partly sunny and 77 late afternoon.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 2

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 24
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Ron & Lori Smith

Bald Point SP (Chaires Creek Entrance)
Franklin County, FL

(12-417) Limited time in the late afternoon under cloudy skies. Lots of roadside liatris blooming and the Long-tailed Skippers & Ocola Skippers were taking advantage.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 30
  • Long-tailed Skipper 200
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 150

Palmetto Skipper

Andrew Block

St. Marys Cemetery, Buchanan,
Westchester County, NY

  • Monarch 5
  • Sachem 6

Tyler Krul

Tijuana RV Regional Bird and Butterfly Park
San Diego County, CA

Early morning peek; warm and sunny.

  • Anise Swallowtail 3
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Marine Blue 6
  • Mormon Metalmark 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 4

Mormon Metalmark

Marine Blue

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Mormon Metalmark

Anise Swallowtail

Anise Swallowtail

Lori Conrad

At the E. Turkey Creek crossing at the junction of FR42 & the Paradise Road, Chiricahua Mountains, AZ.
Cochise County, AZ

First Cochise County record, may be the ssp. from Mexico, that has never been reported in the US. Would need DNA test to prove for certain. A very fresh individual, which implies breeding nearby.

  • Melissa Blue 1

Melissa Blue

Scott Anderson

Lemon Bay Park and Environmental Center
Sarasota County, FL

9-1030am, 77-80 degrees, cloudy, calm. This was the first local field trip this year (due to Covid) for the NABA area chapter aka The Sarasota Butterfly Club. While not many butterflies were found due to conditions, we found one of our target species - a Mangrove Buckeye on its host plant. This was a first sighting for a number of members.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 15
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Priester Road NE
McIntosh County, GA

Late afternoon bright but overcast. 85 degrees.

  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 14
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Whirlabout

Phaon Crescent

Little Metalmark

Zarucco Duskywing

Salt Marsh Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

John and Nancy Crosby

Townsend WMA, South Tract, North West.
McIntosh County, GA

86 degrees, partially sunny.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Gulf Fritillary

Twin-spot Skipper

Whirlabout

Zarucco Duskywing

Gulf Fritillary

Long-tailed Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Plum Cemetery Road
McIntosh County, GA

86 degrees partially sunny, overcast.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Georgia Satyr 8
  • Swarthy Skipper 1

Little Metalmark

Swarthy Skipper

Georgia Satyr

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Cloudy, 83 degrees.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow common
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent Abundant
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Phaon Crescent

Salt Marsh Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Southern Skipperling

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Eufala Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Barred Yellow

John and Nancy Crosby

Silo on Steelbridge Road
McIntosh County, GA

84 degrees bright but overcast.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2

Cloudless Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Gulf Fritillary

Clouded Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

John and Nancy Crosby

Hwy 57 Roadside in Eulonia, GA
McIntosh County, GA

85 degrees party sunny.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 10
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Fiery Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Sachem

Zarucco Duskywing

White Peacock

Palamedes Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Common Buckeye

Cloudless Sulphur

John and Nancy Crosby

Cay Creek Wetlands & Adjacent Meadow, Midway, GA
Liberty County, GA

This is the 2nd time in 3 weeks that the meadow has had flowers but no butterflies to be found which is highly unusual. Also abundant flowers at the wetlands but little flying.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Zebra Heliconian

John and Nancy Crosby

Priester Road NE
McIntosh County, GA

Sunny, 85 degrees about 4 pm.

  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 8

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Little Metalmark

Phaon Crescent

Salt Marsh Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Whirlabout

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Monarch 1

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Sleepy Orange

Sachem

Silver-spotted Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Paul Kirsten

Long Beach, Carson Park area near El Dorado Park
Los Angeles County, CA

Spotted on Juniper plant in front yard.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Giant Swallowtail

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA, East Side
Dougherty County, GA

A free and wild Buckeye (with chrysalis) drying it’s wings and first flight; 4 selected photos (out of 69) between 1004-1028, 24 minutes.

Clouded Skipper pair at 1042.

3 views of identical female Dion Skipper.

5 species in the puddle party: Cloudless, Sleepy Orange, Little Yellow, Tropical C-S, White C-S

0950-1315, 78-85F, NE 3-8MPH, 64-96% Cloud Cover to Light Rain, Drove and walked 4 miles down a gravel road through swamp, fields, pines. Georgia Coastal Plain. 31.469508395570386, -84.36979516078307

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Sleepy Orange 15
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 200+
  • Viceroy 15
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 19
  • Clouded Skipper 8
  • Dion Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Clouded Skipper

puddle party

Dion Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Long-tailed Skipper

Dion Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Zebra Heliconian

Red Admiral

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Cloudless Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Dion Skipper

Curtis Adkins

Palmer ma.
Hampden County, MA

  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem common

Cloudless Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Comma

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Weather was clear-partly cloudy, 72-88°,4-6mph winds

R. Spink, D. Dunlap

  • Cabbage White 54
  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Bronze Copper 3
  • Purplish Copper 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 27
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 17
  • Least Skipper 1

American Lady

Bronze Copper

Clouded Sulphur

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

American Lady

Ronda G Spink

Wau Ke Na Preserve-Lakeshore Dr. Fennville
Allegan County, MI

Weather was clear, 68-72°, 4-6mph winds

R. Spink, D. Dunlap

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Freedom Park
James City County, VA

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 10

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Renee Davis

Massawepie Conservation Easement
St. Lawrence County, NY

  • Bronze Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

Scouting for upcoming butterfly walks. Weather: 80°-88°, clear to partly/mostly cloudy, light winds. Nectar: Spanish needles, pickerelweed, FL elephants foot, carphephorus, muskymint. Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake crossing road as I left late in day. LCooper

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • White Peacock 40
  • Viceroy 8
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Georgia Satyr 6
  • Queen 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 9
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Aaron's Skipper 5
  • Palmetto Skipper 6
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 7

Fiery Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Palmetto Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

White Peacock

Little Metalmark

Gulf Fritillary

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Queen

Phaon Crescent

Dusted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem abundant

Red-banded Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur

Great Spangled Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Cabbage White

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

!

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Karen Canon

North Diversion channel drainage ditch
Bernalillo County, NM

Near Sandia Pueblo. Mid 70’s, partly cloudy with some light rain. Between 7:30 and 10 am. Monarch was visiting sunflowers.

  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4

Common Checkered-Skipper

Western Pygmy-Blue

Edward Perry IV

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

Yard butterflies.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 3
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Glenn Koppel

SGL 284, Black Swamp
Lawrence County, PA

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Gray Comma 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Comma

Silver-spotted Skipper

Brian McGurgan

West End Road to Coastal Trail (61.174712, -150.032118)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

We had our first real frost of the season this morning and the mountain peaks have been dusted with snow for a couple of weeks now, so I wasn’t expecting butterflies. At about 12:30pm with temperatures approaching 50° we took a walk in an area that in late winter can be good for owls. As I left the car a northern goshawk flew down the road. While watching the hawk I was surprised to see a Mourning Cloak flutter high across the road in the bright autumn sun. More Mourning Cloaks appeared along bushes beside a field of tall grass, and we then found the thistle where a beautiful Milbert’s Tortoiseshell was nectaring.

  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Mourning Cloak

Andrew Block

Exit for Rte. 7 north, Merritt Parkway, Wilton,
Fairfield County, CT

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Ron & Lori Smith

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

(20-273). Nice three-hours afield. Arogos Skippers were counted by ones, most all were on rayless sunflower and most all were along the West Loop. We took our time for an accurate count. One small stand of liatrus was found, but nothing was on it (yet!).

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 14
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Little Yellow 16
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Georgia Satyr 11
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Arogos Skipper 186
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Zarucco Duskywing

Berry's Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Lori Conrad

Our yard, Portal, AZ
Cochise County, AZ

A mini invasion of these this late summer/early fall, with many found all around southern Arizona. Possible local breeding, females observed ovi-positing, & cats detected (not by me).

  • Great Southern White 1

Great Southern White

Jim Wilkinson

Zuni area
Isle of Wight County, VA

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 2
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Southern Pearly-eye

Renee Davis

Bloomingdale Bog and Paul Smiths area
Franklin County, NY

  • Cabbage White 22
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 5
  • Monarch 2

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Dennis Vollmar

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

9-Noon. no wind mostly sunny, 85 degrees. The area was very wet, knee boots required or look from the road. Given the quantity of several species, reverted to estimating in 10s

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 60+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 30+
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 10+
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 30+
  • Viceroy 3
  • Queen 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 30+
  • Zarucco Duskywing 20+
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 100+

Zarucco Duskywing

Viceroy

Little Metalmark

Whirlabout

Silver-spotted Skipper

Little Yellow

Clouded Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Least Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Gray Hairstreak

Question Mark

Eastern Tailed-Blue

John J. Collins

Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

Leaderless walks, 7 participants. Sunny in the high 70’s.

  • Cabbage White 21
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 13
  • Sachem 1

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Partly cloudy, breezy, upper 70s. Overall numbers way down despite two days of fair weather. Unexpected find of two very late season Common Ringlets and the first Mourning Cloak since spring…

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 11
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Monarch 17
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 7
  • Dun Skipper 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Monarch

Common Ringlet

Sachem

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Tawny Emperor 2

Steven Glynn

Tucson Home -Community Garden Areas
Pima County, AZ

Very good activity and numbers daily now near our home in Tucson.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 8
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 18
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Sleepy Orange abundant
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • Western Pygmy-Blue common
  • Marine Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Empress Leilia abundant
  • Queen 4
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 2
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 9

Sleepy Orange

Southern Dogface

Great Southern White

Orange Skipperling

Desert Checkered-Skipper

Arizona Powdered-Skipper

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Light rain early afternoon, with some sunshine mix-afternoon when releasing a raised Monarch. Then had downpour in the evening. Temp 76 when observing butterflies at waystation 2490

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 4
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

Mostly cloudy, 77 degrees. I think 7 Monarchs at once is the most I’ve ever seen.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem abundant

Great Spangled Fritillary

Sachem

Red Admiral

Monarch

Red-spotted Purple

Meadow Fritillary

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area
Osceola County, FL

8:30 am - 4:30 pm Weather: 73°-91°, winds 5-7 mph, sunny to partly cloudy. Nectar: rayless sunflower, pickerelweed, liatris, shrubby false buttonweed, pine lily, Florida milkweed, vanilla plant, carphephorus corymbosus, honeycomb head, meadowbeauty, Spanish needles. LCooper, MJKrotzer, SKrotzer, EPerry. Arogos Skippers are having a phenomenal year here!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 12
  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 11
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 32
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 25
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 8
  • Viceroy 8
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Georgia Satyr 15
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 7
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 11
  • Zarucco Duskywing 20
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Sachem 4
  • Arogos Skipper 291
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 4
  • Berry's Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 5
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 13
  • Ocola Skipper 9

Cloudless Sulphur

Confused Cloudywing

Zarucco Duskywing

Georgia Satyr

Eufala Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Arogos Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Sachem

Ceraunus Blue

Dusted Skipper

Arogos Skipper, Dusted Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Sachem

Viceroy

Berry's Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Arogos Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Priester Road and Sea Way NE, Shellman Bluff, GA
McIntosh County, GA

85 and sunny. Checked the flowers along Priester Road with binoculars for Little Metalmark without getting out of vehicle.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 6
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Sachem 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Sachem

Whirlabout

Tawny-edged Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Eufala Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Altamaha WMA Townsend Tract
McIntosh County, GA

Waited through a thunderstorm until butterfly activity continued.

  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Georgia Satyr 5
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Sachem 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper common

Georgia Satyr

Little Metalmark

Queen

Pearl Crescent

Zarucco Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Least Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Sachem

Ocola Skipper

Whirlabout

Gulf Fritillary

Gray Hairstreak

Southern Dogface

Little Yellow

Common Buckeye

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15

Least Skipper

Andrew Block

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

Long-tailed Skipper seen here today. Reporting for Joe Bear who found it this am. He also took the photo.

  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Dennis Vollmar

Owaissa Bauer Hammock Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

10-1, mostly sunny, no wind, 85 degrees. Mostly looking around hammock edge and canopy for Dingy. You never find them if you don’t look….

  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 9
  • Dina Yellow 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 35+
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Three-spotted Skipper

Dina Yellow

Ashley Gardner

Greenhill Park
Roanoke County, VA

AR03
E.05L

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3+
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Sachem

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dennis Vollmar

Loxahatchee NWA
Palm Beach County, FL

11 am to 3 pm, 87 degrees, sunny, no wind

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 11
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 9
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 14
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 7
  • Queen 1
  • Soldier 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Andy Birkey

Clear Creak Canyon - Big Easy Trailhead
Jefferson County, CO

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Gray Hairstreak 15
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Melissa Blue 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Mormon Fritillary common
  • Field Crescent 7
  • Hoary Comma 5
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Juba Skipper common
  • Common Branded Skipper 5

Juba Skipper

Hoary Comma

Melissa Blue

Marine Blue

Juba Skipper

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

American Snout

John and Nancy Crosby

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

84, Sunny. Liatris was in full bloom on the entrance road.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow common
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper common

Barred Yellow

Ceraunus Blue

Ceraunus Blue

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eufala Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Little Metalmark

Long-tailed Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Southern Skipperling

Southern Skipperling

Zarucco Duskywing

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Swarthy Skipper

Phaon Crescent

John and Nancy Crosby

Cay Creek Wetlands & Adjacent Meadow, Midway, GA
Liberty County, GA

84 degrees, sunny. It was a long way from the boardwalk to the blooming Pickerel Weed where with binoculars we spotted 3 Broadwing Skippers
!

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 8
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 12

Broad-winged Skipper

Viceroy

Palamedes Swallowtail

Viceroy

Little Yellow

Zarucco Duskywing

Gulf Fritillary

Spicebush Swallowtail

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Sachem 20

Variegated Fritillary

Sachem

Red-banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Weather was partly cloudy-mostly clear, 66-73°, 11mph winds

R. Spink, P. Dehnke, D. Dunlap

  • Cabbage White 22
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Bronze Copper 6
  • Purplish Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 30

Red Admiral

Purplish Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Ronda G Spink

Virtue Cider Farm
Allegan County, MI

Weather was partly cloudy, 64-66°, 10-11mph winds

R. Spink, P. Dehnke, D. Dunlap

  • Cabbage White 31
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5

Orange Sulphur

Common Checkered-Skipper

Ronda G Spink

Wau Ke Na Preserve-Lakeshore Dr. Fennville
Allegan County, MI

Weather was partly cloudy, 66°, 11mph winds

R. Spink, P. Dehnke, D. Dunlap

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Dennis Vollmar

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Broward County, FL

10am to 1 85 degrees, sunny no wind

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Statira Sulphur 10
  • Atala 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 7
  • Zebra Heliconian 17
  • White Peacock 17
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Seth Ausubel

Mt. Hopkins Rd - Whipple Picnic Area and km 1 (Montosa Canyon)
Santa Cruz County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Mexican Yellow 4
  • Tailed Orange 30
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 50
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 4
  • Marine Blue 10
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Palmer's Metalmark 2
  • American Snout 12
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Elf 2
  • Tiny Checkerspot 15
  • Elada Crescent 2
  • Texan Crescent 6
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Empress Leilia 35
  • Queen 1
  • Dull Firetip 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 2
  • White-patched Skipper 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 15
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Orange Skipperling 6
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Eufala Skipper 5
  • Violet-clouded Skipper 3

White-patched Skipper

Violet-clouded Skipper

Violet-clouded Skipper

Orange Skipperling

Elf

Common/White Checkered-Skipper

Arizona Powdered-Skipper

Roy Cohutta

Big Ben WMA, Spring Creek Unit
Taylor County, FL

Large WMA along the Gulf Coast, Various habitats, 9 hours: 0915-1815, 65-82F, NE 4-12MPH, Cloud Cover 5-13%, 29.976831664963576, -83.7156998321445

Photo notes:
Crab and Lynx Spiders caught Long-tailed Skippers.
Female and male Delaware Skippers.
Metalmark dorsal and ventral views.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 20
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 20
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Georgia Satyr 8
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper abundant
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 10
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 15
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Byssus Skipper 2
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 5
  • Twin-spot Skipper 15
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper common

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary

Long-tailed Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Zebra Heliconian

Little Metalmark

Long-tailed Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Little Metalmark

Gray Hairstreak

Byssus Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Steven Glynn

Patagonia-Harshaw Area
Santa Cruz County, AZ

Full day of butterflying. Covered the Harshaw Road loop and the Patagonia community butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Checkered White 4
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Southern Dogface 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Mexican Yellow abundant
  • Tailed Orange abundant
  • Sleepy Orange abundant
  • Dainty Sulphur abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Leda Ministreak 6
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 15
  • Marine Blue 9
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Palmer's Metalmark 14
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Tiny Checkerspot 4
  • Elada Crescent 20
  • Texan Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • California Sister 4
  • Empress Leilia common
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 6
  • Funereal Duskywing 13
  • White Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Sachem 1
  • White-barred Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 6
  • Violet-clouded Skipper 1

White-barred Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Violet-clouded Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Sachem

Great Southern White

Leda Ministreak

Fatal Metalmark

White-barred Skipper

West Coast Lady

Ethan Brown

Sand Ridge State Park and roadsides
Mason County, IL

- Mostly sunny- mostly cloudy, 79-82 degrees.

Notes: The Harvester was a unusually large female. Twice as large as the harvesters seen previously. She was laying eggs on Wooly Aphids. The Spicebush Swallowtail was hugging the forest edge. I was surprised at the lack of Spicebush Swallowtails considering how many we saw a month ago.

Excited to finally see one or more Cloudless Sulphurs. I wanted to get close but both were flying full speed ahead.

Many of the Silver Spotted Skippers were caterpillars hiding in their leaf shelter.

I am still trying to find a Goatweed Leafwing at this location, but no luck yet!

We also saved a poor Eastern Comma that was stunned from getting grazed by a car. It seems to be recovering.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur superabundant
  • Orange Sulphur superabundant
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1+
  • Harvester 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue abundant
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Gray Comma 8+
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Monarch 1+
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8+

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Following 2days of heavy rains, 5” at the Monarch Waystation #2490, 3 Monarchs visited. Another Monarch came out of pupa and flew away.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Monarch

Monarch

Beth Polvino

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

First documented Brazilian Skipper (by picture) in the county this season though I have had caterpillars here and currently there is a chrysalis on a canna leaf in my yard. 2 continuing Long-tailed Skippers which is a southern stray to this area. The yard has Cloudless Sulphur and Sleepy Orange caterpillars and chrysalis with good numbers of Question Mark and Black Swallowtail cats. Explosion of male Fiery Skippers in the yard.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Sachem 18
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Brazilian Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Sleepy Orange

Cloudless Sulphur

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

9-23-21 A beautiful day sunny, around 75 degrees. Had 1 Pearl Crescent, 5 Eastern Tail-Blue, 1 Least Skipper. 9-24-21 Another gorgeous day! 83 degrees and sunny.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 20

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Comma

John and Nancy Crosby

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

85 degrees, sunny late afternoon.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow common
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 8
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Dun Skipper 4
  • Eufala Skipper 5
  • Salt Marsh Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper common

Southern Skipperling

Eufala Skipper

Barred Yellow

Ceraunus Blue

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Clouded Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Salt Marsh Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Altamaha WMA Townsend Tract
McIntosh County, GA

85 degrees, sunny. Summer Farewell was in bloom.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Georgia Satyr 8
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 12

Little Yellow

Georgia Satyr

Little Metalmark

Whirlabout

Jeff Gesell

Several locations along the Delaware River
Northampton County, PA

Sunny, breezy, 70 degrees. Low numbers with a lack of nectar sources, but a tattered Pipevine Swallowtail was a nice way to wrap up a beautiful fall day…

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 8

'Summer' Spring Azure

Mourning Cloak

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Sachem

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(27-333) 8:30-Noon. Lots of sunshine throughout the morning. Bidens and fogfruit everywhere.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Statira Sulphur 6
  • Barred Yellow 22
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 3
  • Cassius Blue 23
  • Ceraunus Blue 25
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 18
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 33
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 75
  • Queen 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 50
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 31
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Monk Skipper 9
  • Obscure Skipper 7
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Sachem

Little Metalmark

Three-spotted Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Barred Yellow

Southern Skipperling

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 15

Black Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 3

John and Nancy Crosby

Priester Road NE
McIntosh County, GA

85 degrees, late afternoon, sunny.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 6
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Zarucco Duskywing 6
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Gulf Fritillary

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Yellow

Ocola Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Red-banded Hairstreak

White Checkered-Skipper

White Checkered-Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Salt Marsh Skipper

Laurel Rhodes

Lost Maples State Natural Area in Vanderpool
Bandera County, TX

C. Downs, P. Pasztor, B. Taylor (photos), K. Ort (photos), S. Wilson, L. Haile, B. Neill, K. Berner, D. Rhodes, G. Walton. 4 hours, full sun, light variable winds. Primary nectar: Frostweed, Frogfruit.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Large Orange Sulphur 13
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 27
  • Dainty Sulphur 21
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 19
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Rounded Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 41
  • Variegated Fritillary 27
  • Bordered Patch 17
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Monarch 17
  • Queen 42
  • Northern Cloudywing 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Green Skipper 5
  • Sachem 64
  • Dun Skipper 16
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Sachem

Spicebush Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Variegated Fritillary

Rounded Metalmark

Southern Broken-Dash

James L. Monroe

Santee Delta WMA
Georgetown County, SC

sunny around 80
sightings from 11 to 1 and then 2:30 to 4

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Long-tailed Skipper 11
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Yehl Skipper 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper common

Common Buckeye

Rare Skipper

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

Morning and afternoon butterfly walks for Friends group. 9:30-11:30 & 1:00-3:00. Weather: 82°-87°, winds 4-8 mph, sunny to partly cloudy to mostly cloudy. 20 participants plus LCooper, SFarnsworth. Fall wildflowers coming into bloom. Kilpatrick Hammock is VERY wet!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 10
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 14
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Little Metalmark 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 23
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 7
  • Georgia Satyr 22
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 5
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 8

Palmetto Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Berry's Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Southern Broken-Dash

Swarthy Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Jennings State Forest
Clay County, FL

10 am-5 pm. 75-85 degrees, sunny. Pineland Forest with palmetto & wildflowers as well as hardwood forest and wet powerline cut.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • White Peacock 3
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper abundant
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Dotted Skipper 5
  • Meske's Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash common
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Yehl Skipper 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 3
  • Berry's Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 7
  • Ocola Skipper common

Confused Cloudywing

Delaware Skipper

Dion Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Little Glassywing

Horace's Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Zebra Heliconian

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary

Pipevine Swallowtail

Southern Broken-Dash

Zarucco Duskywing

Common Buckeye

Cloudless Sulphur

Palamedes Swallowtail

Whirlabout

Yehl Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Jeff Gesell

Plainfield and Bushkill Townships
Northampton County, PA

Partly to mostly cloudy, light breeze, 70 degrees. A stubborn high cloud bank moved in and put a damper on the activity, but still had decent numbers for late-season. Numerous Cloudless Sulphur caterpillars (not included in tally) but only a couple of adults…excellent fall Sleepy Orange numbers!

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 17
  • Orange Sulphur 20
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 19
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 13
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1

Meadow Fritillary

Orange Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

American Copper

Clouded Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur caterpillar

Tawny-edged Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

American Lady

Monarch

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem common
  • Dun Skipper 1

Sleepy Orange

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red Admiral

Pearl Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Partly sunny, some breeze and 66 degrees. Two Monarchs visited waystation #2490

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 2

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Very sunny and 76 degrees. Also have had 1 luna moth! Lastly, I had 1 snowberry clearwing, I don’t ever recall seeing one. Have a great evening!

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 12
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Andrew Block

Muscoot Farm Park, Katonah,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 3

Mark and Holly Salvato

Withlacooche State Forest
Sumter County, FL

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Viceroy 7
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 24
  • Dorantes Longtail 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 34
  • Zarucco Duskywing 6
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 22
  • Northern Broken-Dash 8
  • Byssus Skipper 9
  • Dukes' Skipper 8
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 52

Dukes' Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Karen Canon

Suburban Albuquerque foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Mid afternoon, sunny, low 80’s

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 5
  • Marine Blue 2

Sleepy Orange

Western Pygmy-Blue

Karen Canon

Albuquerque foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Partly cloudy, 60’s to 70’s. Globemallow, chamisa, and maxmillian sunflowers blooming.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Checkered White

Dainty Sulphur

Painted Lady

Orange Sulphur

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Sunny and somewhat windy 85 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Gray Hairstreak

Sleepy Orange

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Jeanette Klodzen

Sentry Trail (Antelope Island)
Davis County, UT

Sunny day, high 77.
Definitely the most butterflies I’ve seen on this trail since the fire in 2016.

  • Checkered White 15+
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 7+
  • Mylitta Crescent 5+

Russ Lipkin

Camas, WA (Backyard)
Clark County, WA

  • California Tortoiseshell 1

California Tortoiseshell

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area
Osceola County, FL

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Weather: 72°-87°, clear to partly cloudy, winds light in morning & 8-12 mph in afternoon. Nectar: Rayless sunflower, FL Elephants Foot, liatris, Carphephorus, Pine Lily, morning glory. JBelth, LCooper, SFarnsworth, NPrine, EPerry, DVollmar, WWallenstein.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 13
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 15
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 30
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 23
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • White Peacock 3
  • Viceroy 4
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Georgia Satyr 10
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 110
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Confused Cloudywing 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 9
  • Swarthy Skipper 8
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Meske's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Sachem 4
  • Arogos Skipper 112
  • Delaware Skipper 8
  • Palmetto Skipper 8
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 16
  • Eufala Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 16
  • Ocola Skipper 84

Dusted Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Dorantes Longtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Arogos Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper, Sachem

Swarthy Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Confused Cloudywing

Zebra Swallowtail

Delaware Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Roy Cohutta

Big Ben WMA, Spring Creek Unit
Taylor County, FL

Spent most of the time looking for marsh skippers. Surprised to see no Salt Marsh or Ocola Skippers.

0930-1515, 77-86F, Variable 2-6MPH, Cloud Cover 13-30%, Large WMA at the Florida Gulf Coast, 29.975465887940913, -83.71136637355877

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 11
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Byssus Skipper 4
  • Yehl Skipper 1
  • Palatka Skipper 3

Byssus Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

Yehl Skipper

Yehl Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Great Southern White

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Delaware Skipper

Beth Polvino

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

Great day in the gardens in spite of wind which kept most butterflies lower to the ground.. Started the day with some small Monarch roosts in the cherry Tree. (Est Count 30) Some of the Monarchs left through the day. Brazilian Skipper popped up again today nectaring on sage as did the Long-tailed Skipper. Ocola Skipper’s have now also exploded with a count of 11 in the backyard at the same time and 4 of them on one lantana at the same time. I don’t know that I have ever had double digit Ocola skippers here. The Pipevine Swallowtail also returned and a Northern Broken-dash stopped by for the first time in weeks which was another surprise. Low estimate of Sachems.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 30
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 50
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 11

Ocola Skipper

Monarch

Brazilian Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sachem common

White M Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Variegated Fritillary

Red-banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 12
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Black Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

It was sunny and 73-91 degrees today

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 2

James L. Monroe

Croatan National Forest
Craven County, NC

Sunny near 80
From 11 to 1 and then 2 to 3

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 4
  • Yehl Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper common

Ken Wilson

Multiple locations to include Estero Llano Grande, NBC, Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley
Hidalgo County, TX

Sunny, temps at 95 or higher, humid. Visited the LRGV Sept 24-28. Lack of rain combined with freeze last spring has slowed activity for now.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Question Mark
  • White Peacock
  • Mexican Bluewing
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Brown Longtail
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper

Roy Cohutta

Jennings State Forest
Clay County, FL

Two views of identical Dotted Skipper. (Also observed a female with my butterfly bins at close distance, but blew a chance at a photo.)

Three views of identical Yehl Skipper.

Two views of identical Whirlabout.

Palmetto understory in background of Eastern Tiger Swallowtail photo.

Yet another photo of a spider with a Long-tailed Skipper.

1030-1830, 80-86F, Variable 2-7 MPH, Cloud Cover 19-30%, 30.135530237665076, -81.88099958393539

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 20
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • White Peacock 1
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Yehl Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 13
  • Ocola Skipper 20

Dotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Long-tailed Skipper

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Yehl Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Yehl Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

White Peacock

Yehl Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Sunny and 91 degrees today. I really enjoy seeing all the BEAUTIFUL butterflies that each of you have been so lucky to have!

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

Rain in morning, cloudy afternoon, 72 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 20

Red-spotted Purple

Red-banded Hairstreak

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 12

Common Checkered-Skipper

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Weather was clear, 73-75°, calm winds

R. Spink, P. Dehnke, D. Dunlap

  • Cabbage White 49
  • Clouded Sulphur 13
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Bronze Copper 2
  • Purplish Copper 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 84
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 25

Bronze Copper