November 2022 Sightings

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and 70degrees! One white cabbage flying around in busy traffic

  • Cabbage White 1

Steven Rosenthal

Jones Beach State Park , Wantagh
Nassau County, NY

Field 4 Gardens and Wild Play Area, sunny, steady north wind, ca. 11:15 -12:45, upper 60s. Ample goldenrod still in bloom.

Some individuals (copper, hairsteak, several buckeyes and 1 sulphur) were quite fresh.

Also had 1 Monarch and 1 Orange Sulphur separately along the Park’s West End roadway before here.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 7+
  • Monarch 4-5

Jim Wilkinson

Blandair Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Common Buckeye 1

Orange Sulphur

John Lampkin

Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin and Eagle Audubon Club field trip participants. 9:30 - 12; 80’s hot and humid. Highlight was the female Julia spotted by Jane L. The last Julia sighting here was 6/20/2020.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 4
  • Statira Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 8
  • Monarch 6
  • Queen 5
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Monk Skipper

Julia Heliconian

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Sunny day with temps in the 80’s.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Zebra Heliconian

Whirlabout

Ocola Skipper

Monarch

Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Ceraunus Blue

Common Buckeye

Cloudless Sulphur

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Clear day, but chilly mid-50s. Pleased to see two hill-topping Red Admirals.

  • Red Admiral 2

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Linda Romine

Batavia yard
Clermont County, OH

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

John and Nancy Crosby

Steelbridge Road and Townsend WMA
McIntosh County, GA

Sunny and warm with drought conditions. Everywhere we found wildflowers we found butterflies. In the closeup photo of a Coudless Sulphur it appears to have two probiscus. When we reached the small planted pines in the sandhills near the Altamaha River we only covered about 1 acre of approximately 75 acres and found Southern Dogface in good numbers but only a fraction of what we saw last year in October. The wildflowers were all yellow composites.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 25
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Little Metalmark 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 30
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 30
  • Long-tailed Skipper 15
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 12

Ceraunus Blue

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Least Skipper

Little Metalmark

Little Yellow

Long-tailed Skipper

Monarch

Southern Dogface

Fiery Skipper

Dion Skipper

Whirlabout

Variegated Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Ocola Skipper

Little Metalmark

Common Buckeye

Ceraunus Blue

Clayton Koonce

Lake Kittamaqundi
Howard County, MD

Temp in mid to high 60’s F. Sunny; cloudless. 12:55-2:20pm. 6 species. Time covers lake circuit and branches, but all butterflies seen were around the construction staging site south of the lake. (Bees and pollinating flies were active in other areas without butterflies present.)

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 1

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Andrew Block

Tibbetts Brook Park, Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Steven Rosenthal

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

November butterflying continues

3:00 - 3:40 PM, sunny, 72 degrees.

lots of flowers still in bloom, no evidence of any frost damage anywhere

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 5

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(16-186). Checked all the August places for Western Pygmy-Blues without success.

  • Barred Yellow 13
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 9
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 51
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 45
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 38
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 7
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Obscure Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Little Metalmark

Phaon Crescent

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

John and Nancy Crosby

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

75 degrees, sunny, drought conditions with a few blooms available.

  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow common
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 7

Ceraunus Blue

Common Buckeye

Eufala Skipper

Little Metalmark

Little Yellow

Sachem

Southern Skipperling

Variegated Fritillary

Salt Marsh Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Barred Yellow

John and Nancy Crosby

Minton Road and Shellman Bluff Road
McIntosh County, GA

76 degrees, sunny. Several acres of newly planted pines had only a few wildflowers left blooming but we found a ditch full of lavendar composites with most of the butterflies.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 25
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Little Yellow common
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 14
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 9

Cloudless Sulphur

Ceraunus Blue

Carolina Satyr

Pearl Crescent

Little Metalmark

Fiery Skipper

Dun Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Whirlabout

Red-banded Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Ceraunus Blue

Little Yellow

Clayton Koonce

Lake Kittamaqundi: construction staging site south of the lake
Howard County, MD

Mainly heath or white aster is providing nectar at this location; some goldenrod still blooming but not attracting many pollinators. Site also has plenty of puddling opportunities for butterflies. Temp around 70 F.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Ocola Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Checkered-Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Denis C. Quinn

A mile below Kirkwood, PA 17536 off of PA 472
Lancaster County, PA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Denis C. Quinn

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

It just seems so late for a Swallowtail, although I had Black Swallowtail cats on Rue three weeks ago. This individual does not look fresh but beat up.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Black Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Common Checkered-Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Steven Rosenthal

Jones Beach State Park , Wantagh
Nassau County, NY

November butterflying continues on our final ultra-warm day; short mid-afternoon visit, West End and Field 4 (no time to try Wild Play area)…. 79 degrees….looking for vagrants, and got one at the Field 4 plantings, in very fresh condition as was the buckeye seen there.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2

Jim Wilkinson

Blandair Park west Area, Columbia
Howard County, MD

Monarch was very fresh

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

Variegated Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Ron Smith

Roosevelt Wetland
Pinellas County, FL

(15-521) - Lots flying. The Painted Lady was a new site species.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 225
  • Ceraunus Blue 26
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Painted Lady 1
  • White Peacock 200
  • Monarch 9
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 16
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Monk Skipper 1

Clouded Skipper

Dorantes Longtail

White Peacock

Phaon Crescent

Painted Lady

Monk Skipper

Monarch

Ceraunus Blue

Barred Yellow

Linda Romine

East Fork State Wildlife Area
Clermont County, OH

Williamsburg Wetlands/Bike Trail and field. Sunny, 66 degrees, 1-2pm. Not as many butterflies as previous visits, but nice to see a Viceroy in November.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Sunny, breezy, 70 degrees. Beautiful last couple of days, however several days of hard frosts and cold, damp weather pretty much ended the season locally. Southern PA seems to still be holding strong in some locations late in the season…

  • Clouded Sulphur 2

Clayton Koonce

Lake Kittamaqundi
Howard County, MD

Temp up to 76 F this afternoon. Lake circuit and branches, including construction staging site along south branch (modest activity there compared to recent visits). Painted Lady and Sachems were on pansies which replaced summer zinnias in the Lakefront flowerbeds.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Sachem 2

Painted Lady

Cabbage White

Sachem

Orange Sulphur

Painted Lady

Kathy Beza Richardson

Fort Monroe Fishing Pier
Hampton city, VA

only saw one species - perhaps 2 individuals, but definitely the one

  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Jim Wilkinson

Blandair Park West Area, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Pearl Crescent

Bo Zaremba

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

I was not keeping a list. Posting a few pictures, since it seems no one else has.

  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Theona Checkerspot 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Pavon Emperor 1

Pavon Emperor

Theona Checkerspot

Southern Dogface

Tropical Leafwing

Steven Rosenthal

Jones Beach State Park, Central Mall and Wild Play Area
Nassau County, NY

Sunny, temps in low 60s, ca. 1-2:20 PM
goldenrod still blooming. Less diversity than a few days ago.

One very small fresh American Lady, not seen at prior visit.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 8-10
  • Monarch 1

Denis C. Quinn

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

The only viable nectar source here is Tithonia, quite a few other varieties are still in bloom but ignored.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Cabbage White

Denis C. Quinn

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

Monarch seen in heavy rain at noon today attempting to what appeared to be roost, but few leaves are left on trees here.

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

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

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Sachem 3

Steven Rosenthal

Jones Beach State Park, Central Mall and Wild Play Area
Nassau County, NY

Last day of warm weather: 70 degrees, steady breeze, 1:00 - 2:15

Painted lady was a nice surprise, I haven’t seen one of these for at least the last two butterfly seasons if not longer. Perhaps pushed up this way from the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole the last two days? Sachem had not been noticed at this site for several visits over several weeks. Most of the buckeyes seen were puny, but fresh. The smallest was about the size of a snout butterfly, several others were not much bigger than that.

Totals include 1 cabbage and 1 sulphur seen on Bay Parkway before entrance to Field 4 parking.

Lights out for leps after today: Daytime temperatures are not forecast to exceed low 50s for the next 1-2 weeks at least.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Sachem 1

Clifford Hence

John Heinz NWR 420 entrance
Delaware County, PA

Unusually warm day for the area. Temps were in the upper 60s. Butterfly spent a lot of time walking along crushed stone path. Maybe laying eggs?

  • Common Buckeye 1

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(17-567). Warm and sunny. Few Monarchs migrating through, but lots of others to see.

  • Barred Yellow 230
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 23
  • Cassius Blue 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 63
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Phaon Crescent 145
  • Common Buckeye 22
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 50
  • Monarch 13
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Obscure Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Mangrove Buckeye

Little Metalmark

Phaon Crescent

Obscure Skipper

Cassius Blue

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Sleepy Orange

Variegated Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Pearl Crescent

John and Nancy Crosby

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

80 degrees and sunny after Hurricane-Tropical Storm Ian came through with 2 inches of rain and wind gusts up to 45 mph for two days.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 14
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Fiery Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Great Southern White

Great Southern White

Little Yellow

Ceraunus Blue

Long-tailed Skipper

Monarch

Zebra Heliconian

Clayton Koonce

Lake Kittamaqundi
Howard County, MD

Temp about 67 F. Sunny; partly cloudy. All butterflies seen were either on Lakefront pansies or at the construction staging site south of the lake.

  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Variegated Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Comma

Sachem

Jim Wilkinson

Troy Park, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

American Lady

Ken Wilson

Resaca De La Palma State Park, near Brownsville
Cameron County, TX

Mostly cloudy, 82 degrees, no wind.

  • Checkered White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Blue Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Julia Heliconian
  • White Peacock
  • Mexican Bluewing
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Brown Longtail
  • Mimosa Skipper
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper

American Snout

Blue Metalmark

Brown Longtail

Common Mellana

Mexican Bluewing

Mimosa Skipper

White Peacock

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Sickle-winged Skipper

Lyside Sulphur

Little Yellow

Julia Heliconian

Bo Zaremba

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Giant White 1
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Curve-winged Metalmark 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Band-celled Sister 1
  • Pale-spotted Leafwing 1
  • Guava Skipper 1

Band-celled Sister

Curve-winged Metalmark

Dusky-blue Groundstreak

Guava Skipper

Question Mark

Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak

Giant White

Pale-spotted Leafwing

Pale-spotted Leafwing

Pale-spotted Leafwing

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

This visit was a hopeful sign. This spring I saw only about 3 of them, rather than as many as 30 or 40 a day. Maybe they’re coming back.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1

Steven Glynn

Florida Canyon area
Santa Cruz County, AZ

Late season, but a beautiful day to enjoy butterflies still.

  • Southern Dogface 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Mexican Yellow 11
  • Tailed Orange 9
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • American Snout 7
  • Texan Crescent 22
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • California Sister 2
  • Nabokov's Satyr 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Violet-clouded Skipper 1

American Snout

Cloudless Sulphur

Violet-clouded Skipper

Nabokov's Satyr

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(10-181) Results following a slight cold front bringing the morning temps down to the lower 50s. More Monarchs than a week ago, all feeding on sleepy morning flowers.

  • Barred Yellow 70
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 11
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • White Peacock 15
  • Monarch 55
  • Queen 1
  • Southern Skipperling 3

Barred Yellow

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Queen

Monarch

Chris Herz

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square
Chester County, PA

35 degrees and sunny. Near the vegetable gardens.

  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Edward Perry IV

Mason Terrace, Melbourne
Brevard County, FL

Yard butterflies.

  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur