October 2022 Sightings

Ken Wilson

Anza Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 92 degrees, breezy.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • California Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Leda Ministreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Dotted Blue
  • American Snout
  • California Patch
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Painted Lady
  • Queen
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Orange Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Juba Skipper
  • California Giant-Skipper

California Patch

Cloudless Sulphur

Dotted Blue

Fiery Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Juba Skipper

Leda Ministreak

Leda Ministreak

Marine Blue

Orange Skipperling

Pale Swallowtail

Sleepy Orange

Monarch

Tiny Checkerspot

White Checkered-Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Dainty Sulphur

California Giant-Skipper

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Alder Park, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

Partly sunny, breezy, 2:00-2:30PM

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Purplish Copper 1
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Purplish Copper

Ken Wilson

Cactus Springs Trail near Mountain Center
Riverside County, CA

Sunny, 89 degrees, light winds.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • California Dogface
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Dotted Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Afranius Duskywing
  • Small Checkered-Skipper
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Northern White-Skipper

Mormon Metalmark

California Dogface

Dainty Sulphur

Dotted Blue

Funereal Duskywing

Northern White-Skipper

Small Checkered-Skipper

Western Pygmy-Blue

White Checkered-Skipper

Black Swallowtail

John and Nancy Crosby

Barling
Sebastian County, AR

Several locations including Fort Chaffee and Springhill Park. We had one Marine Blue at the boat launch at Springhill Park. Photo available.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 25
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • American Snout 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Pearl Crescent Common
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Viceroy 2
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 5
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Clouded Skipper 7
  • Least Skipper 12
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Sachem 20
  • Dun Skipper 5
  • Bell's Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Karen Canon

Albuquerque suburban foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Mid 70’s, around 4 pm

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Reakirt's Blue 1

Karen Canon

Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

Los Poblanos open space in the vegetable gardens. Around 9 am; partly cloudy and mid 60’s.

  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1

Dainty Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Melissa Bruesehoff

Norwood
Carver County, MN

Sunny 77degrees.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Grant Stevenson

Fountain Hill
Lehigh County, PA

  • Monarch 2

Jeanette Klodzen

Willow Lake (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Start 3:30pm - sunny, mid-60s.
Elevation: 8480 ft

  • Mylitta Crescent 1

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Alder Park
Garfield County, CO

Rabbitbrush and asters are still blooming here. The two Copper species have been in the same clumps of asters since I first saw them.

11:25-12:30, sunny, 75 degrees, another beautiful day in Colorado.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Purplish Copper 2
  • Lilac-bordered Copper 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Juba Skipper 2

Field Crescent

Common Checkered-Skipper

Western Pygmy-Blue

Purplish Copper

Steven Rosenthal

Cornell University Farm Extension Garden Plots, East Meadow
Nassau County, NY

Sunny, 75 degrees. A short visit, but long enough to see that the prior six days of dank, cold, wet weather in the remnant low pressure of Tropical Rainstorm Ian probably wasn’t good for lingering Autumn butterflies; numbers and diversity way down from past years at this time.

  • Cabbage White 3-4
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 3-4

Jim Wilkinson

Western Regional Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Sachem 10

Painted Lady

Monarch

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8

Cloudless Sulphur

Renee Davis

Areas around Sullivan County
Sullivan County, NY

After several cold, wet days it was nice to see some butterflies again. The season is drawing to a close soon. I cherish every one I see these days.The Bronze Coppers were not in the best of shape but they were beautiful to me as they were new to my yard list.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Bronze Copper 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 7

Mourning Cloak

American Lady

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Comma

Bronze Copper

Brett Badeaux

Anza-Borrego Desert SP
San Diego County, CA

Species seen 10/4 and 10/6, localities visited include scissors crossing, sentenac canyon, plum canyon, box canyon.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Becker's White
  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Leda Ministreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Dotted Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Wright's Metalmark
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • California Patch
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Painted Lady
  • West Coast Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Northern White-Skipper
  • Mojave Sootywing
  • Orange Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Juba Skipper
  • Eufala Skipper
  • California Giant-Skipper

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Portions of the East and West Colorow Trails, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

12:45-2:05PM, sunny, high 60’s

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Purplish Copper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Juba Skipper 2

Purplish Copper

Clayton Koonce

Schooley Mill Park
Howard County, MD

Low 70’s F. Sunny. Area with pond along access drive was most productive, though butterflies were almost everywhere. After circuit of park, I returned to that area and focused on one large patch of heath aster in particular. That added Red Admiral, Ocola Skipper and Eastern Comma to the list.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 15
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Ocola Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Comma

Black Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

Red Admiral

Black Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Andrew Block

Central Park Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

in front of Barnes & Nobles.

  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 10

Common Buckeye

Sleepy Orange

Black Swallowtail

Jeanette Klodzen

Above Twin Lakes Reservoir
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny, upper 40s
Elevation: ~9200ft

  • Checkered White 1
  • Field Crescent 1

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

Sunny, 80 degrees. The fritillaries are almost gone, but California Tortoiseshells have arrived. A single large aster patch continues to attract the most activity.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Acmon Blue 7
  • Coronis Fritillary 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 15
  • California Tortoiseshell 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • California Sister 7
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Woodland Skipper 8
  • Umber Skipper 7

Painted Lady

Common Checkered-Skipper

Checkered White

Umber Skipper

Andrew Block

I-287, North White Plains,
Westchester County, NY

Seen just before exit 6 going west on side of road.

  • Cabbage White 1

Daniel Jones

Progreso Lakes Yard
Hidalgo County, TX

After a couple of weeks of NE wind we finally got the first Horace’s Duskywing for our yard, species #146.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Large Orange Sulphur 4
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Rounded Metalmark 3
  • American Snout 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 10
  • White-striped Longtail 2
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Mimosa Skipper 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 10
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Laviana White-Skipper 12
  • Julia's Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 100
  • Double-dotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 5
  • Eufala Skipper 5

Julia's Skipper

Double-dotted Skipper

White-striped Longtail

Mimosa Skipper

White-patched Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Denis C. Quinn

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

There are several more Chrysalis on the back porch and more, late stage, Caterpillars on Milkweed

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Monarch

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Comma

Linda Cooper

Three Lakes WMA
Osceola County, FL

Williams Road Unit 9:30-2:30. Weather: 75°-82°, winds 7-13 mph, cloudy with intermittent sun then overcast at 2. Only covered 3.5 miles of Williams Rd checking habitat after Hurricane Ian. Lots of mosquitoes. Nectar: liatris, carphephorus, rayless sunflower, elephant’s foot, hawkweed. LCooper, EPerry

  • Zebra Swallowtail 12
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 15
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • White Peacock 12
  • Georgia Satyr 4
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 40
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Arogos Skipper 19
  • Palmetto Skipper 18
  • Dusted Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 12

Ocola Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Little Metalmark

Sleepy Orange

Palamedes Swallowtail

White Peacock

Palmetto Skipper

Common Buckeye

Whirlabout

Zarucco Duskywing

Dusted Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Palmetto Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Arogos Skipper

Common Buckeye

Queen

Dorantes Longtail

Karen Canon

Albuquerque suburban foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Partly cloudy after days of rain, mid 60’s

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2

Jeff Gesell

Plainfield and Bushkill Townships
Northampton County, PA

Sunny, breezy, low 60s. Several locations across the northern part of the county. Finally a couple of nice (although cool) days after 5 days of rain and wind from the remnants of Hurricane Ian. Nice to see a few species still hanging around after the first frost advisory and as the season winds down…

  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Sleepy Orange

Common Checkered-Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Alder Park, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

12:45-2:15, sunny, high 60’s

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 3
  • Hoary Comma 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Juba Skipper 2

Hoary Comma

Hoary Comma

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Common Checkered-Skipper

Monarch

Anise Swallowtail

Anise Swallowtail

Clayton Koonce

Howard County Conservancy at Mount Pleasant
Howard County, MD

Low 60’s F. Sunny and cloudless. East side of Conservancy — Tulip Poplar Trail area and eastern meadow. At end of walk, top end of Grassland Loop added a few individuals, though I passed over very faded grass skipper.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 5

Clouded Sulphur

Andrew Block

192 Macy Rd., Briarcliff Manor,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 2

Jim Wilkinson

Blandair Park West Area, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2

Sleepy Orange

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Orange Sulphur

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny low-humidity abd 66 degrees when a late-comer female Monarch visited certified garden #2490.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Brett Badeaux

Santa Margarita River, Fallbrook
San Diego County, CA

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • California Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Wright's Metalmark
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Common Buckeye
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • California Sister
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Woodland Skipper
  • Umber Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Alder Park, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

12:25-1:25PM, sunny, mid 60’s

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Purplish Copper 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • West Coast Lady 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Juba Skipper 2

Juba Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

West Coast Lady

David L. Amadio

General tourist areas
Lancaster County, PA

Incidental observations while visiting the Amish farmland tourist areas. Sunny and temps 60-72. Light variable winds. Primary nectar source was asters. Mourning Cloak flying in a deliberate manner south.

  • Cabbage White 24
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 8

Ron & Lori Smith

Big Bend WMA (Snipe Island Unit)
Taylor County, FL

(15-170) Warm and mostly cloudy. A very short stay. The Orange Sulphur would not settle down for a photo op.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 30
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Queen 22
  • Long-tailed Skipper 28
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Yehl Skipper 11
  • Ocola Skipper 45

Yehl Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Ocola Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Alder Park, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

I’m just amazed at how many species have flown through Alder Park over the last three days, nectaring on the many rabbitbrush shrubs there, none of which I had seen there previously. American Ladies were the new species today.

12:00-1PM, partly sunny, mid 60’s.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Purplish Copper 3
  • American Lady 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Juba Skipper 4

Purplish Copper

Juba Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Clayton Koonce

Howard County Conservancy at Mount Pleasant
Howard County, MD

Temp in low 70’s F. Sunny with a few scattered clouds. 12:20-2:45pm. Grassland Loop; Davis Branch and ‘The Swale’; clump of New England aster near main bldg.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sachem

Common Buckeye

Variegated Fritillary

Audrey Whitlock

Waterlily/Coinjock Boat Ramp
Currituck County, NC

Nick Flanders last 2 yrs has had Dukes’ Skippers here; A quick check today and still found one (late date); on Blue Mistflowers

  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Dukes' Skipper 1

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Marriottsville Area, Patapsco Valley State Park
Howard County, MD

  • Question Mark 1

Question Mark

Ron & Lori Smith

Apalachicola River Wildlife & Environ. Area
Franklin County, FL

(35-543) Mostly cloudy with temps reaching 82.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 25
  • Barred Yellow 9
  • Little Yellow 40
  • Sleepy Orange 13
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 90
  • Zebra Heliconian 20
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 18
  • Common Buckeye 35
  • White Peacock 4
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 75
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 16
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Palatka Skipper 4
  • Dion Skipper 7
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 125

Salt Marsh Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Brett Badeaux

Anza-Borrego Desert SP
San Diego County, CA

Hwy s22 area.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Dotted Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Wright's Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • California Patch
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Painted Lady
  • West Coast Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • California Sister
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Northern White-Skipper
  • Orange Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • California Giant-Skipper

Dorantes Longtail

Dorantes Longtail

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Alder Park, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

12:30-1:20PM, sunny, mid-high 60’s. Overnight temps have been in the 40’s, with no freeze expected for the next ten days or so.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Juba Skipper 2

Checkered White

Juba Skipper

Monarch

Clayton Koonce

Lake Kittamaqundi
Howard County, MD

1:15-3:10pm. Temp about 70 F. Sunnier at start; increasing clouds. Lake circuit and branches. Most butterflies were at constr. staging area south of lake, but I found individuals and pockets of activity in other areas. One of the commas was puddling on drainage from (water tanks?) being used during work at Lakefront.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Ocola Skipper

Eastern Comma

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Alder Park, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

I went for a quick walk to see if any more Monarchs were flying through the park, finding seven today, with three nectaring on the same rabbitbrush shrub.

3:00-3:40PM, sunny, low 70’s.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Western Pygmy-Blue

Monarch

Ken Wilson

Anza Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Mostly sunny, high of 96, breezy at times. With Bob Gorman.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Leanira Checkerspot
  • California Patch
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Mojave Sootywing
  • Orange Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Eufala Skipper
  • California Giant-Skipper

California Patch

Ceraunus Blue

Black Swallowtail

Eufala Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Mojave Sootywing

Painted Lady

Queen

Variable Checkerspot

White Checkered-Skipper

California Giant-Skipper

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Alder Park, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

12:50-1:30, sunny, high 60’s

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Purplish Copper 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Monarch

Amanda Gooden

Ringgold (unincorporated)
Spalding County, GA

Saw two males drinking from New Gold Lantana.

  • Gulf Fritillary 2

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Joseph Zarki

Near Hidden Valley Picnic Area, Joshua Tree National Park
Riverside County, CA

Seen about noon on a rubber rabbitbrush with approximately 15 other butterflies.

  • White-patched Skipper 1

White-patched Skipper

White-patched Skipper

David L. Amadio

Longwood Gardens
Chester County, PA

Obs. made from 1-5 p.m., sunny 70-72, winds S-SSE 6-10. Observations are from the formal garden areas. Did not explore the meadow.Most butterflies were found on Gomphrena, Lantana, Marigold, and tall Verbena.Found one of the Painted Ladies on Dahlia.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem 15

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2

Fiery Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Painted Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Alder Park, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

2:10-2:55, sunny, low 70’s

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Purplish Copper 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Purplish Copper

Clayton Koonce

Howard County Conservancy at Mount Pleasant
Howard County, MD

Temp about 74 F. Sunny. 12:25-3:25pm. First butterfly seen, a buckeye, was not seen until about 30 min after start. Looked mainly along Davis Branch, Grassland Loop, east meadow area, community garden. Both Fiery Sk. were together in latter, where skippers and sulphur were attracted to specific type of marigold blossom, avoiding other marigolds. Good look at a Mourning Cloak flying around me at bottom end of Grassland Loop; no chance for photo of it.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Eastern Comma

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Ocola Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

9:30-4:30 Weather: 76°-84°, winds 9-12, sun all day. Nectar: liatris, carphephorus, FL Elephant’s Foot, pickerelweed, hawkweed, Spanish needles, buchnera, palafoxia. KBarylski, LCooper, EPerry, NPrine, RWalsh, AWhitlock.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 22
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 23
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 40
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • White Peacock 6
  • Viceroy 5
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Georgia Satyr 12
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 22
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 7
  • Swarthy Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Meske's Skipper 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 12
  • Whirlabout 15
  • Southern Broken-Dash 24
  • Sachem 1
  • Arogos Skipper 10
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 14
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 21
  • Eufala Skipper 5
  • Twin-spot Skipper 20
  • Ocola Skipper 30

Eufala Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Confused Cloudywing

Palmetto Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Monarch

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Palatka Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Little Yellow

Whirlabout

Dusted Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Southern Broken-Dash

Dotted Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Daniel Jones

Jones yard at Progreso Lakes
Hidalgo County, TX

from 10am to 3pm, first strong southerly wind of the fall ahead of cold front tomorrow. The Fawn-spotted Skippers were our first since the big Feb. freeze last year.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Large Orange Sulphur 4
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Mimosa Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 2
  • Clytie Ministreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Rounded Metalmark 6
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 10
  • American Snout 200
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Bordered Patch 10
  • Vesta Crescent 5
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 15
  • Tawny Emperor 8
  • Queen 50
  • Soldier 5
  • White-striped Longtail 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 8
  • Mimosa Skipper 5
  • Mazans Scallopwing 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 60
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Laviana White-Skipper 12
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Julia's Skipper 3
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 50
  • Double-dotted Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 10
  • Common Mellana 10
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 6
  • Eufala Skipper 8

Julia's Skipper

White-patched Skipper

Mazans Scallopwing

Mimosa Skipper

Fawn-spotted Skipper

Ken Wilson

Escondido Backyard
San Diego County, CA

Sightings since last backyard report. Higher than normal levels of humidity for an extended period has helped push some desert species towards the coast.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Umber Skipper
  • Eufala Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Mournful Duskywing

Monarch

Mexican Yellow

Marine Blue

Large Orange Sulphur

Gulf Fritillary

Gray Hairstreak

Giant Swallowtail

Funereal Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Eufala Skipper

Painted Lady

Sleepy Orange

Umber Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 4

Red-spotted Purple

Sachem

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Troy Hill Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 4

Sleepy Orange

Common Buckeye

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Alder Park, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

Temps were in the mid 60’s today, with overnight lows in the high 30’s; my neighbor’s tomatoes froze on the vine.

1-2PM, partly sunny

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Purplish Copper 1
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Hoary Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Juba Skipper 1

Field Crescent

Common Checkered-Skipper

Monarch

Painted Lady

Hoary Comma

Purplish Copper

Harry Zirlin

palo Parado Road and Pena Blanca Lake area
Santa Cruz County, AZ

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Southern Dogface 13
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Mexican Yellow common
  • Tailed Orange common
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Leda Ministreak common
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 6
  • Marine Blue 4
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Reakirt's Blue common
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Fatal Metalmark common
  • Palmer's Metalmark 1
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Bordered Patch 5
  • Texan Crescent abundant
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Tropical Buckeye 3
  • California Sister 4
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Empress Leilia 9
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 17
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper common
  • Orange Skipperling common
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Violet-clouded Skipper 1
  • Arizona Giant-Skipper 3

Brett Badeaux

Anza-Borrego Desert SP
San Diego County, CA

Scissors crossing area + Box canyon. Cool wind most of day. Activity is winding down but still good for this time of year.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Becker's White
  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Leda Ministreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Dotted Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Wright's Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • California Patch
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Painted Lady
  • West Coast Lady
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Northern White-Skipper
  • Mojave Sootywing
  • Orange Skipperling
  • Juba Skipper
  • California Giant-Skipper

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Alder Park, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

Sunny, high 60’s, 1:15-1:45

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Purplish Copper 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

American Lady

Monarch

Jim Wilkinson

Troy Hill Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 2

Common Buckeye

Orange Sulphur

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

Warm and sunny, 12 species at the large aster patch, the only surprise being a Northern White Skipper. The Orange Sulphur was a white female. No photos.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Mylitta Crescent 14
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Northern White-Skipper 1
  • Woodland Skipper 3
  • Umber Skipper 10

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Cabbage White

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Alder Park, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

I walked the same section of Alder Park that I have walked for the last couple of weeks. Rabbitbrush lines both sides of the trail. There is one large rabbitbrush shrub popular with Monarchs; today I saw three other species on that shrub, as well as a number of moths and other insects.

1:15-2PM, sunny, high 60’s, another beautiful day in Colorado.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Purplish Copper 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Orange Sulphur

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Monarch

Purplish Copper

Checkered White

Mike Reese

Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville
Rock County, WI

First Cloudless Sulphur reported in Wisconsin since 2020.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Sachem 1

Variegated Fritillary

Sachem

Laurel Rhodes

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Bandera County, TX

Full sun, 65-80 F, light breeze. The park had recovered somewhat from drought due to a few recent showers. Nectar: Asters, Goldenrod, Mealy Blue sage, Boneset, Frostweed. Participants: Amanda Zumwalt (Park Superintendent), A.M. Levy, Sherry Wilson, Patty Pasztor, Becca Taylor, Rheda Boardman, Brenda Fest, Dusty Rhodes.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 18
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface abundant
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Lyside Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange abundant
  • Dainty Sulphur abundant
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 28
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Variegated Fritillary abundant
  • Theona Checkerspot 3
  • Bordered Patch 4
  • Elada Checkerspot 4
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Monarch 18
  • Queen 35
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 7
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ceraunus Blue

Cloudless Sulphur

Elada Checkerspot

Gray Hairstreak

Monarch

Orange Skipperling

Reakirt's Blue

Daniel Jones

Teniente Tract of Lower Rio Grande NWR
Willacy County, TX

CR 30 annd CR 20 from 1-4pm

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Southern Dogface 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak 12
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 5
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 50
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Tropical Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Queen 8
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Erichson's White-Skipper 6
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 2
  • Julia's Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 5

Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak

Erichson's White-Skipper

Turk's-cap White-Skipper

Tropical Buckeye

Desert Checkered-Skipper

Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Denis C. Quinn

Turkey point lighthouse field- or the end of MD 272
Cecil County, MD

At this location, I had usually been able to observe a half dozen species, however, the park now mows everything to the ground in September, leaving no nectar sources. These two Monarchs are the only butterflies that I have seen here in five trips here recently.

  • Monarch 2

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Surveyed from 9:30a to 4:30p. Mostly sunny; 59-76 degrees. Areas of Liatris and wildflowers are fading fast but a good spot just south of Crossroad on the inside of the loop persists. Conditions were not favorable with moderate cool winds, and most skippers were down near the ground. Sue Farnsworth, Ed Perry, Nancy Prine. We missed Linda’s company! Yet, a good time was had by all!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 17
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 46
  • Cloudless Sulphur 31
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 100
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • White Peacock 4
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 9
  • Monarch 11
  • Queen 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 19
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 20
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Meske's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 9
  • Southern Broken-Dash 24
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 4
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 17
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 11
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 22

Gray Hairstreak

Meske's Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Palmetto Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Pearl Crescent

Dusted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Little Metalmark

Palatka Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Dusted Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Whirlabout

Cloudless Sulphur

Monk Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Joseph Zarki

South boundary area of Joshua Tree National Park from I-10 to Porcupine Wash in the Pinto Basin area of the park.
Riverside County, CA

Spent from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. observing butterflies. Weather was sunny with mild winds. Temperatures ranged from mid-60s to upper 70s. Other observers included Tom Haworth and Cathy Wiley. Also observed were two Texan Crescents (see photos)- a 1st record for Riverside County as well as Joshua Tree National Park.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 17
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Mexican Yellow 13
  • Sleepy Orange 12
  • Dainty Sulphur 10
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 13
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 3
  • Marine Blue 14
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Wright's Metalmark 3
  • American Snout 28
  • California Patch 66
  • Tiny Checkerspot 5
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 52
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Queen 34
  • Funereal Duskywing 16
  • White Checkered-Skipper 21
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Southern Dogface

Large Orange Sulphur

Great Purple Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Wright's Metalmark

American Snout

Texan Crescent

Texan Crescent

California Patch

West Coast Lady

Fiery Skipper

White Checkered-Skipper

Queen

Mexican Yellow

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny, breezy and 72 degrees. One late coming Monarch visited cert butterfly garden #2490

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Pearl Crescent

John and Nancy Crosby

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

As the season winds down we are still enjoying the remaining species. No freezing temperatures yet so flowers are doing well.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 8

Cloudless Sulphur

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Karen Canon

Rio Grande Nature Center
Bernalillo County, NM

Morning, Partly cloudy, mid 50’s. Dry but a lot of rain recently.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5

Variegated Fritillary

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Alder Park, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

Partly sunny, winds 20 mph, 1:25-2PM, 68 degrees

The forecast for the next 48 hours is rain and snow showers with temps dipping as low as the high 20’s.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Juba Skipper 1

Juba Skipper

Painted Lady

Dennis Vollmar

Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Martin County, FL

Rain and overcast until 11:30a.m. Windy and 85 after that.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail common
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 9
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 4
  • Monarch common
  • Queen 8
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Twin-spot Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

Brian Ahern

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Monroe County, FL

1330-1430. 1 mile. Spot checking areas that had Balloon Vine. Got extremely lucky and found a fresh Silver-banded Hairstreak laying eggs on one of the “balloons”

  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 18
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Brian Ahern

Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Preserve
Monroe County, FL

0900-1230, 2.5 miles, very little in bloom. Weather extremely pleasant for the keys and very little biting insects. Numbers seen a little low perhaps compared to what was reported in July/August.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Florida White 5
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cassius Blue 15
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Julia Heliconian 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Florida Purplewing 20
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2

Mangrove Skipper

Julia Heliconian

Florida White

Florida Purplewing

Florida Purplewing

Mike Reese

Falcon State Park
Starr County, TX

sunny, a little windy, and temps in the low 80s. 1:20-2:50 in the butterfly garden and in the short grassy area near the parking lot.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Giant White 1
  • Southern Dogface 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 31
  • Lyside Sulphur 17
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 13
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 23
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • American Snout 124
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Theona Checkerspot 5
  • Definite Patch 1
  • Elada Checkerspot 2
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • White Peacock 3
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Queen 79
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 3

Melissa Bruesehoff

Eastpointe
Macomb County, MI

Overcast and 74 degrees.

  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Met Center Hike and Bike Trail
Travis County, TX

  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • American Snout 50
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Common Checkered-Skipper

American Snout

Little Yellow

Tawny Emperor

Dainty Sulphur

Mike Troyan

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

The Dusted Spurwing was first seen by Ryan Rodriguez on October 25.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 1
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 10
  • Lyside Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Fatal Metalmark 8
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Theona Checkerspot 4
  • Bordered Patch abundant
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 3
  • Phaon Crescent 20
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 4
  • Malachite 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 4
  • Common Mestra 1o
  • Tropical Leafwing 3
  • Tawny Emperor abundant
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen abundant
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 4
  • White-patched Skipper 10
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Laviana White-Skipper abundant
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 10
  • Julia's Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Common Mellana 5
  • Eufala Skipper 5

Brown Longtail

Tropical Buckeye

Dusted Spurwing

Fatal Metalmark

Little Yellow

Painted Lady

Southern Skipperling

Sickle-winged Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Theona Checkerspot

White-patched Skipper

Vesta Crescent

White-striped Longtail

Mexican Bluewing

Laviana White-Skipper

Malachite

Large Orange Sulphur

Fatal Metalmark

Eufala Skipper

Bordered Patch

Clouded Sulphur

Common Mestra

Common Mellana

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

Probably my last trip to Long Ridge this year. The main attractant (aster patch), is 90% gone to seed. Butterflies getting fewer, more worn and faded. One very nice American Lady the exception.

  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 7
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Painted Lady 3
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Woodland Skipper 3
  • Umber Skipper 6

Umber Skipper

Woodland Skipper

Painted Lady

Mylitta Crescent

American Lady

American Lady

Beth Polvino

my yard Cochranville ~ NABA #5108
Chester County, PA

Moved from NJ to PA this spring - I thought I was done with new yard butterflies for the 2022 but today Eastern Comma butterfly #31 and also Eastern-tailed Blue butterfly #32 were here. Good day with 7 species. Temps mid-65, sunny with winds 10-15 MPH

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Beth Polvino

Cochranville-Honeycroft village
Chester County, PA

Community other than my yard. Good to see some late season butterflies.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Shellman Bluff Road Powerline
McIntosh County, GA

Noon, cool & breezy but decided to try to find the Little Metalmarks we saw the third week in October last year. The carphephorus is in full bloom along with a few yellow composites which the Little Metalmark prefers. We only saw one but last year this happened and we returned on a sunny day and saw 49!

  • Little Yellow 2
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Common Buckeye 1

Ken Wilson

Anza Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Combined report for 10/23 & 10/28. On 10/28 with Diane Broduer & Bob Gorman. The only species seen on 10/23 but not 10/28 was Pale Swallowtail.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Dotted Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Wright's Metalmark
  • California Patch
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Painted Lady
  • West Coast Lady
  • Queen
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Northern White-Skipper
  • Orange Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Juba Skipper
  • California Giant-Skipper

Mike Troyan

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 10
  • Checkered White 1
  • Southern Dogface 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 10
  • Lyside Sulphur abundant
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 10
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Fatal Metalmark 4
  • Curve-winged Metalmark 1
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Julia Heliconian 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Theona Checkerspot 6
  • Bordered Patch 20
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 20
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Tropical Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 5
  • Malachite 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 7
  • Common Mestra 6
  • Tropical Leafwing 4
  • Tawny Emperor abundant
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Queen abundant
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • White-striped Longtail 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Brown Longtail 4
  • White-patched Skipper 3
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Laviana White-Skipper 20
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 2
  • Julia's Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 10
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Common Mellana 4
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 6

Tropical Buckeye

Theona Checkerspot

Tropical Leafwing

Western Pygmy-Blue

Malachite

Guava Skipper

Tailed Orange

Mimosa Yellow

Mexican Bluewing

Dorantes Longtail

Funereal Duskywing

Celia's Roadside-Skipper

Curve-winged Metalmark

John and Nancy Crosby

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

The sun came out for about 10 minutes and all the butterflies came out!

  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 13
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 10

Cloudless Sulphur

Zebra Heliconian

Gulf Fritillary

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

McKinney Falls State Park
Travis County, TX

  • American Snout 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1

American Snout

Denis C. Quinn

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

With the recent frosts, although light, few nectar sources are available now.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Denis C. Quinn

Turkey point lighthouse field- or the end of MD 272
Cecil County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1

Karen Canon

Los Poblanos open space in Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

Midmorning, sunny, high 40’s with night temps in low 30’s

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Clouded Sulphur

Andrew Block

Newtown Rd., Danbury,
Fairfield County, CT

just after crossing over I-84.

  • Monarch 1

Renee Davis & Lance Verderame

Deposit Area & Steam Mill Forest
Delaware County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1

Lucy Merrill-Hills

The Burning Mountain Trail, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

I was trying out a new trail on Burning Mountain and stopped to have lunch, seeing an Orange Sulphur fly by. There is still some rabbitbrush blooming on the trail.

Sunny, early afternoon, mid 50’s

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Michael Diederich

Chappaqua Friends Nursery School, Route 120, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Mourning Cloak 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Shellman Bluff Road Powerline
McIntosh County, GA

Much warmer today and despite a front moving through there was a little sun. The carphephorus is in full bloom along with a few yellow composites so we stopped to check the metalmark colony we discovered late in October 2021. Until now we’d never photographed a mating pair of Little Metalmark!

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 15
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Little Metalmark 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Little Metalmark

Zebra Heliconian

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Gulf Fritillary

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Long-tailed Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

Little Metalmark