July 2022 Sightings

Chris Herz & Mike Russell

Eastern Neck NWR, Rock Hall
Kent County, MD

C. milkweed on road to Butterfly garden, garden itself, around the visitor’s center, and picnic area; 82 degrees and sunny—some wind; 10 am -1:40 pm. Buttonbush shrubs attracting most species.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 45
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 11
  • Cabbage White 32
  • Orange Sulphur 40
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 12
  • Pearl Crescent 60
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 21
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 103

Coral Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

various preserves and protected areas, eastern parts of county
Dutchess County, NY

Bronze Coppers rather freshly-out and coming to Common Milkweeds as well as some other flowers, and one just in grasses, in wet meadow. Only 1 Meadow Fritillary seen well (worn), but poss. others present as fly-bys. All ‘anglewings’ seen were fresh summer-brood, the commas and the QMark with dark hindwings above. One Red-spotted Purple was quite intrigued with a large beaver-lodge. Tawny Emperor was not at all cooperative for photos; the area where seen has produced that species in the past as well. (We did not go to a site that is often good for Hackberry Emperor this time.) Eyed Browns appeared fresh, in typical sedge-meadow habitat. The single Delaware Skipper appeared extremely freshly-emerged. Some sites were a bit dry, while a few were as wet or moist as we have experienced in other years. Weather was warm to hot, lots of sun and temp. from 70’s to near 90 [F.], with light breezes. While in some areas with much of a host-plant for the 1 Riodinid species of the region, we found no forms of that at all (no cats, no pupae, no adults) despite a bit of search. There was a little ‘feel’ of things just getting going, in terms of summer-species [or forms] coming out. It was not an entire day’s field-work out for us, yet nice diversity anyhow, and still in ‘low-ish’ numbers of individual butterflies. LOTS of nectar plants all around.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12+
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Bronze Copper 6+
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 15+
  • Meadow Fritillary x
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Eyed Brown 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 15+
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6+
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 4
  • European Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Bronze Copper

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Delaware Skipper

Brian McGurgan

Turnagain Pass, Kenai (60.78774° N, 149.21411° W)
Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK

Sunny as I started at 11:30am and mostly cloudy as I finished at 2:15pm, with wind throughout and temperatures ranging from the mid-sixties to about 70°. Butterfly diversity was low but the Mormon Fritillaries seemed to be everywhere, fluttering low among the grasses, sedge, and wildflowers.

  • Mustard White 1
  • Dorcas Copper 3
  • Mormon Fritillary abundant
  • Arctic Skipper 1

Arctic Skipper

Dorcas Copper

Mormon Fritillary

Mormon Fritillary

Mormon Fritillary

Mormon Fritillary

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

preserves and public lands in eastern portion of county
Dutchess County, NY

  • Cabbage White 10

Jeff Gesell

GCEC and Ballas Parks - Plainfield/Bushkill Townships
Northampton County, PA

Partly Cloudy, breezy with higher gusts in open areas, 90 degrees. Targeted potential Cloudless Sulphur and Sleepy Orange haunts without success…still a little early. Lots of American Coppers out, as well as my FOY Northern Broken Dash. Female Question Mark ovipositing and would not sit still. Surprisingly not a single Swallowtail…

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 16
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 21
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • European Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

American Copper

Northern Broken-Dash

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Broken-Dash

American Copper

Question Mark

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Buckeye

European Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

Lucy Merrill-Hills

The lower portions of the East and West Colorow Trails, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

It was nice to see more wildflowers blooming today on these trails; some of the nectar sources I recognized were Sweet Yellow Clover, Milkweed, Knapweed, Thistle and bindweed. Two species flew by me on the trail; a Crescent, most likely a Pale or a Mylitta, as well as a Fritillary species.

10:15-12:15, sunny, breezy, high 80’s, elevation about 5600 feet.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 5
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Juba Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Painted Lady

Juba Skipper

Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Ronald Hedden

Dyken Pond Environmental Center
Rensselaer County, NY

Very dry conditions, even in the bog. Bog Coppers seen near the same small patch of cranberry as last year.

  • Bog Copper 5
  • Atlantis Fritillary 6
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Admiral 4
  • White Admiral 5
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Appalachian Brown

Brian McGurgan

Chugach State Park, Flattop Mountain (61.10299° N, 149.68182° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Sunny with occasional large fluffy clouds, windy and very warm with temperatures in the mid to upper seventies from 3 to 6pm. An extraordinary afternoon for me with my highest count of species yet (14) for a session here in Alaska. It began with my first Purplish Fritillaries of the year. Then a sighting on Blueberry Knoll of a Painted Lady, a rare migrating stray (or maybe a wedding or science project release?). The NABA species list for Alaska doesn’t include Painted Lady so it’s not tracked in my checklist but I’ve uploaded a photo. There have been two Painted Lady sightings from 2022 (May and June) reported for Anchorage on the iNaturalist site, but sightings are generally infrequent here. Later I had my first-ever sighting of a spectacular Phoebus Parnassian and managed just a single blurry photo before it fluttered off on translucent wings. And later I had my first White Admiral sighting since July 2019. Counts of the sulphurs are conservative. I distinguished the Clouded Sulphur from the Palaeno based on the lightly double-ringed spot on the ventral hind wing surfaces of the Clouded and the simple un-ringed spot on the Palaeno.

  • Phoebus Parnassian 1
  • Mustard White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Labrador Sulphur 6
  • Palaeno Sulphur 1
  • Northern Blue common
  • Cranberry Blue 3
  • Arctic Blue 1
  • Mormon Fritillary common
  • Mountain Fritillary 3
  • Purplish Fritillary 2
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 8
  • White Admiral 1

Purplish Fritillary

Palaeno Sulphur

Mustard White

Mountain Fritillary

Mormon Fritillary

Mountain Fritillary

Phoebus Parnassian

White Admiral

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Labrador Sulphur

Northern Blue

Cranberry Blue

Arctic Blue

Painted Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Weather was mostly sunny, 70-79°, 7-8mph winds
Survey lasted 8.5 hours

R. Spink, D. Dunlap, G. Crisler, J. Mundy, J. Reinoehl, T. Rutgers, C. Sauter, and S. Sauter

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Mustard White 3
  • Cabbage White 38
  • Clouded Sulphur 17
  • Orange Sulphur 29
  • Coral Hairstreak 5
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 178
  • Banded Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 19
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 19
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 21
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 4
  • Long Dash 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 4
  • Delaware Skipper 19
  • Mulberry Wing 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 3

Appalachian Brown

Banded Hairstreak

Eastern Comma

Edwards' Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Little Glassywing

Mustard White

Ken Wilson

Virginia Lakes
Mono County, CA

Sunny, 67 degrees, very windy. Arrive at 3 PM. Searched for one hour.

  • Ruddy Copper
  • Behr's Hairstreak
  • Arrowhead Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Lupine Blue
  • Common Branded Skipper
  • Sonoran Skipper

Arrowhead Blue

Behr's Hairstreak

Boisduval’s Blue

Ruddy Copper

Common Branded Skipper

Sonoran Skipper

Thomas Baxter

Showers Lake Trail, via the PCT
Alpine County, CA

Incredible hike.
12.3 miles round trip.
72 F and sunny

  • Clodius Parnassian 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Western White 2
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lustrous Copper 6
  • Blue Copper 1
  • Lilac-bordered Copper 1
  • Dotted Blue 1
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Greenish Blue 4
  • Boisduval's Blue 30
  • Lupine Blue 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Hoary Comma 3
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Mexican Cloudywing 15
  • Juba Skipper 4

Lustrous Copper

Lustrous Copper

Sara Orangetip

Juba Skipper

Hoary Comma

Greenish Blue

Western Pine Elfin

Clodius Parnassian

Mexican Cloudywing

Glenn Koppel

State Game Lands 95, Pry, Tinker and Swope Roads
Butler County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 29
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Banded Hairstreak 4
  • Striped Hairstreak 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 29
  • Meadow Fritillary 14
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 2
  • Eastern Comma 23
  • Gray Comma 5
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Little Glassywing 13
  • Dun Skipper 3

Appalachian Brown

Common Wood-Nymph

Banded Hairstreak

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Eastern Comma

Baltimore Checkerspot

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Meadow Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Mourning Cloak

Banded Hairstreak

Northern Pearly-eye

John Lampkin

Walkill River NWR
Sussex County, NJ

3 hours with Jane Lampkin

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr abundant
  • Common Wood-Nymph 8
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 7
  • European Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 5

Silver-spotted Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Harry Zirlin

Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • American Copper 5
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 17
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 2
  • Mourning Cloak 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Appalachian Brown 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Common Wood-Nymph 27
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Hoary Edge 5
  • Southern Cloudywing 4
  • Least Skipper 2
  • European Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 100+
  • Delaware Skipper 30+
  • Dion Skipper 8
  • Black Dash 1

Compton Tortoiseshell

Striped Hairstreak

Dion Skipper

Oak Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

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

Started after 7:30 and finished by 9:20.
Went past Silver, Solitude and then up to Twin Lakes and back.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Sara Orangetip 2

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(18-72) 90 and sunny.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 9
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 11
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 11
  • Viceroy 1
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Little Yellow

Southern Broken-Dash

Tawny Emperor

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Race Road wetlands
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Snout 1

John and Nancy Crosby

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

92 degrees, sunny. In 3 days we’ve had 3.5 inches of rain! We had been 12” behind for the year.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 7
  • Sachem 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 7

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Palamedes Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Great Southern White

Gulf Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Whirlabout

Salt Marsh Skipper

Ken Wilson

Along Plinco Mine Rd, west of Doyle
Plumas County, CA

Sunny, 85 degrees, windy.

  • Checkered White
  • Western White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Blue Copper
  • Behr's Hairstreak
  • Dotted Blue
  • Melissa Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Coronis Fritillary
  • Small Wood-Nymph

Behr's Hairstreak

Dotted Blue

Coronis Fritillary

Melissa Blue

Small Wood-Nymph

Boisduval's Blue

Blue Copper

Ken Wilson

Near Hallelujah Junction
Lassen County, CA

Sunny, 87 degrees, windy. Images - Behr’s Hairstreak, California Hairstreak, Edith’s Copper, & Lupine Blue.

  • Western White
  • Edith's Copper
  • Behr's Hairstreak
  • California Hairstreak
  • Melissa Blue
  • Lupine Blue

Edith's Copper

Lupine Blue

California Hairstreak

Behr's Hairstreak

Ronda G Spink

Parfet Prairie
Barry County, MI

Weather was clear-partly cloudy, 77-82°, 5mph winds
Surveyed from 11:15am-1:15pm

  • Clouded Sulphur 21
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Delaware Skipper 3

Ronda G Spink

Chipman Preserve
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was partly cloudy, 84-88°, 5mph winds
Surveyed from 1:30-5:30pm

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Coral Hairstreak 3
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 9
  • Delaware Skipper 2

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Delaware Skipper

Eastern Comma

Edwards' Hairstreak

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Monarch

Northern Pearly-eye

Orange Sulphur

Southern Cloudywing

Southern Cloudywing

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Delaware Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

American Lady

Dennis Vollmar

John Pennekamp State Park (Grove Trail)
Monroe County, FL

8a.m. to 10a.m. mostly sunny high 80s.
Hundreds of Cassius Blue and Dainty Sulphur

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Florida White 6
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 18
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 9
  • Dainty Sulphur abundant
  • Cassius Blue superabundant
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Julia Heliconian 9
  • Zebra Heliconian 7
  • Florida Leafwing 13
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 4
  • Hammock Skipper 11
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Florida White

Hammock Skipper

Florida Purplewing

Florida White

Dennis Vollmar

Crocodile Lake NWR butterfly garden
Monroe County, FL

10-10:45 a.m. 90 degrees mostly sunny
Found what I think is the first FL record of White-angled Sulphur

  • White Angled-Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 3

White Angled-Sulphur

White Angled-Sulphur

White Angled-Sulphur

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

Scouting for upcoming butterfly count. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 83°-93°, winds 4-6, sunny to partly cloudy. Many nectar sources but not many butterflies.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 9
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 10
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 9
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 9
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 5
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 12
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Palmetto Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Aaron's Skipper

Queen

Delaware Skipper

Little Metalmark

Karen Canon

Albuquerque suburban foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Mid 80’s, partly cloudy, heavy rains about a week earlier. The weather has brought out flies and assassin bugs.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Marine Blue 6

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Brian McGurgan

Alascom Access Road (61.84960° N, 147.38210° W)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK

Sunny with temperatures in the mid to high seventies and windy from 12:20 to 4pm. I saw Red-disked Alpines at this location on 7/4/2021 and hoped for them again today. With the warm, dry weather this summer I suspect their flight season may have finished early as I didn’t find any at all this afternoon. Palaeno Sulphurs were abundant but butterflies of other species were scarce.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 2
  • Palaeno Sulphur abundant
  • Northern Blue 1
  • Cranberry Blue 3
  • Arctic Fritillary 2

Cranberry Blue

Arctic Fritillary

Palaeno Sulphur

Northern Blue

Palaeno Sulphur

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Trail
Morgan County, UT

Hiked the 1st 3 miles and back.

  • Clodius Parnassian
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White
  • Cabbage White
  • Purplish Copper
  • Lilac-bordered Copper
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Callippe Fritillary
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • Relict Fritillary 20+
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • Northern Crescent
  • Field Crescent
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral
  • Common Ringlet
  • Small Wood-Nymph 1
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near town of Beaver
Beaver County, PA

Second brood of Pipevine Swallowtails in full swing. Of 24 seen 5 were in flight and seen walking towards Ohio River and other 19 were males taking nutrients from damp sand along river.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 24
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

Overcast most of the day, few butterflies seen until about 2:00 pm when the sun shone weakly through. Nice surprise was a Golden Hairstreak sitting on a barrier, trying to get warm (very cooperative for photos). Coronis Fritillaries were faded and tattered.

  • Mustard White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Golden Hairstreak 1
  • Acmon Blue 22
  • Coronis Fritillary 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 15
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Rural Skipper 4

Golden Hairstreak

Golden Hairstreak

Golden Hairstreak

Coronis Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Orange Sulphur

Acmon Blue

Dennis Vollmar

John Pennekamp State Park (Grove Trail)
Monroe County, FL

sunny, 90+, light breeze
Dainty Sulphur and Cassius Blue huge numbers

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Florida White 6
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 12
  • Lyside Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Dainty Sulphur abundant
  • Gray Ministreak 2
  • Cassius Blue superabundant
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Julia Heliconian 12
  • Zebra Heliconian 9
  • White Peacock 4
  • Florida Purplewing 13
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 1
  • Hammock Skipper 14
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Florida Purplewing

Florida Purplewing

Gray Ministreak

Brian McGurgan

Chugach State Park, Flattop Mountain (61.10299° N, 149.68182° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

A mix of sun and clouds, increasingly overcast and shady, with temperature at about 58° when I started at 10:40am and in the low-sixties at 1:20pm as I ended. I returned to Flattop hoping to find a Phoebus Parnassian after seeing one two days ago. Most of my time was spent in the meadow I had observed it but I didn’t manage to find one today. It was a very pretty day to be out, with fairly good butterfly activity considering the cooler temperatures.

  • Old World Swallowtail 2
  • Labrador Sulphur 2
  • Palaeno Sulphur 1
  • Northern Blue 4
  • Arctic Blue 1
  • Mormon Fritillary common
  • Mountain Fritillary 1

Mountain Fritillary

Northern Blue

Labrador Sulphur

Northern Blue

Palaeno Sulphur

Northern Blue

Old World Swallowtail

Arctic Blue

Mormon Fritillary

Mormon Fritillary

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Various sites in New Castle, Co
Garfield County, CO

Today I checked out various trails and parks in New Castle, including grassy fields, woods, the riverside and the roadside, finding large patches of Milkweed and knapweed. Most of the clumps of knapweed were covered in butterflies. I saw several wood nymphs, but I was not close enough to identify them.

Partly sunny, high 70’s, 9:55-12:50, elevation about 6000 feet.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White Abundant
  • Cabbage White Abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 3

Clouded Sulphur

Variegated Fritillary

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Checkered White

Jim Wilkinson

Owen Brown Village, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Ken Wilson

Peavine Mountain
Washoe County, NV

Partly sunny but cool at times, high of 77, very windy. Note - saw several greater fritillay fly-bys, not able to ID.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Becker's White
  • Checkered White
  • Western White
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Tailed Copper
  • Behr's Hairstreak
  • Sooty Hairstreak
  • Dotted Blue
  • Lupine Blue
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • Lorquin's Admiral

Cabbage White

Lupine Blue

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Checkered White/Western White

Tailed Copper

Sooty Hairstreak

Becker's White

Ronda G Spink

Rogue River/Cedar Springs
Kent County, MI

Weather was cloudy-mostly sunny, 70-86°. 0-11mph winds
Surveyed for 8.5 hours

R. Spink, D. Dunlap, and A. Lidral

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Coral Hairstreak 9
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 13
  • Banded Hairstreak 4
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 8
  • Meadow Fritillary 8
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 17
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Eyed Brown 2
  • Appalachian Brown 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 11
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • European Skipper 33
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 4
  • Delaware Skipper 12
  • Mulberry Wing 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 4
  • Dion Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Aphrodite Fritillary

Appalachian Brown

Baltimore Checkerspot

Banded Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Crossline Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Edwards' Hairstreak

Eyed Brown

Great Spangled Fritillary

Least Skipper

Little Glassywing

Little Wood-Satyr

Long Dash

Meadow Fritillary

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Northern Broken-Dash

Silver-spotted Skipper

Striped Hairstreak

American Lady

Brian McGurgan

Campbell Creek Bike Trail (61.17606° N, 149.81941° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Sunny and 74° from 6:10 to 7:10pm. I’ve been feeling deprived of Silvery Blues this season, having only seen them a couple of times in late May and early June, so visited a spot where I found them reliably last summer. At first I saw only Cranberry Blues. When I spotted Silvery Blues they appeared strikingly larger than the little Cranberry Blues, and they were active in a sunny patch within the woods where blooming fireweed and late Alpine Lupine was plentiful. One of the Silvery Blues appeared to be ovipositing, although I didn’t find eggs (but also didn’t pull apart leaves in search of them). One Silvery Blue landed repeatedly on my clothes, camera, and hands. An uploaded photo shows it licking minerals off my knuckle.

  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Cranberry Blue 2

Cranberry Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman SP
Rockland County, NY

With Jane Lampkin, Alan Wells, Della Wells, Karen Nickeson
9:40 - 12:40 70’s, overcast
Annual Lily Pond 4th of July count

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 7
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Appalachian Brown 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 56
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 5
  • European Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 26
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Delaware Skipper 16
  • Mulberry Wing 21
  • Black Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 22

Coral Hairstreak

Robert Bell

Tuttle Marsh
Iosco County, MI

1:30 to 4:30PM. Mostly Cloudy. 80 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Acadian Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 9
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Harris' Checkerspot 1
  • Northern Crescent 23
  • American Lady 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Monarch 9
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 6
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

West Friendship Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Tawny Emperor

Brian McGurgan

Baxter Bog Park, Anchorage (61.18489° N, 149.75657° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Mostly sunny with increasing clouds, breezy and 68° from 6:05 to 6:50pm. When I visited the bog last Thursday shortly after the Dorcas Coppers began eclosing, I saw only males. This evening there was a mix of both males and females present in the three spots on the east side of the bog that I checked, and in greater overall numbers. A probable Silver-bordered Fritillary was observed, but at too great a distance for confident identification. Mosquitos were abundant.

  • Dorcas Copper common

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Lucy Merrill-Hills

My backyard, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

Today while gardening, I saw seven butterfly species in my yard, three of which were nectaring on my Zinnias and Catmint.

Sunny, high 70’s

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Two-tailed Swallowtail

Mylitta Crescent

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Jeff Gesell

Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary/Woodland Hills Preserve
Northampton County, PA

Mostly Cloudy, light breeze, low 80s. Vast majority of sightings from Mariton. Coral Hairstreak, Great Spangled Fritillary, and Little Wood-Satyr counts are conservative. Highest count of Coral Hairstreaks I’ve ever come across!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 11
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Coral Hairstreak 24
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 21
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 33
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Little Glassywing 8

Coral Hairstreak

Little Wood-Satyr

Horace's Duskywing

Question Mark

Coral Hairstreak

Little Glassywing

Spicebush Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Pearl Crescent

Hoary Edge

Silver-spotted Skipper

Ken Wilson

Yuba Pass area
Sierra County, CA

Visited on July 4th & 7th. The season appeared to be running 3 to 4 weeks late based on my previous visits the past decade.

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Lustrous Copper
  • Edith's Copper
  • Lilac-bordered Copper
  • Behr's Hairstreak
  • Western Pine Elfin
  • Dotted Blue
  • Northern Blue
  • Melissa Blue
  • Greenish Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Lupine Blue
  • Arctic Blue
  • Coronis Fritillary
  • Zerene Fritillary
  • Great Basin Fritillary
  • Pacific Fritillary
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • Hoffmann's Checkerspot
  • Field Crescent
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • Mexican Cloudywing

Coronis Fritillary

Dotted Blue

Great Basin Fritillary

Hoffmann's Checkerspot

Lilac-bordered Copper

Lilac-bordered Coppe

Lorquin's Admiral

Lustrous Copper

Melissa Blue

Mexican Cloudywing

Mylitta Crescent

Northern Checkerspot

Zerene Fritillary

Western Pine Elfin

Arctic Blue

Pale Swallowtail

Pacific Fritillary

Orange Sulphur

Lupine Blue

Hoary Comma

Field Crescent

Field Crescent

Edith's Copper

Boisduval's Blue

Northern Blue

Northern Blue

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Cloudy, calm, low 80s. Out walking in the park with the kiddos, so a limited loop and only cell phone images. Still surprised at the numbers seen with limited time and cloud cover. A couple of orange, fast-flying skippers went unidentified…probably the emergence of the next Zabulon brood.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 10
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Pearly-eye

'Summer' Spring Azure

Question Mark

Denis C. Quinn

Swan Harbor Farm pond on Left as you enter, but before all buildings.
Harford County, MD

The walk around the perimeter of the pond is mostly White Clover, grass, and Plantain, both round leaf and narrow leaf types on the pathway, with a variety of other flowering plants in lesser numbers.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Zebra Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

Andrew Block

167 Old Army Rd., Scarsdale,
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Monarch 1

Ronald Hedden

Pittstown State Forest
Rensselaer County, NY

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Banded Hairstreak common
  • Great Spangled Fritillary common
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 4
  • Mourning Cloak 17
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 8
  • Dun Skipper 10

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Mourning Cloak

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Compton Tortoiseshell

Ron Smith

Weedon Island Preserve & nearby neighborhood
Pinellas County, FL

(16-109) Sunny & hot. Fire bush, frogfruit and porterweed were nectar sources.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 5
  • Statira Sulphur 12
  • Dainty Sulphur 24
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 11
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 23
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Statira Sulphur

Statira Sulphur

Gulf Fritillary

Mangrove Buckeye

Ashley Gardner

Hay Rock Trail
Botetourt County, VA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5+
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 20+a
  • Question Mark 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Sachem

Question Mark

Pearl Crescent

Quest

Variegated Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Ken Wilson

Donner Pass Area
Nevada County, CA

Visited on 6 & 8 July 2022.

  • Clodius Parnassian
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur
  • Lustrous Copper
  • Edith's Copper
  • Purplish Copper
  • Lilac-bordered Copper
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak
  • Western Pine Elfin
  • Greenish Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Lupine Blue
  • Pacific Fritillary
  • Hoffmann's Checkerspot
  • Field Crescent
  • California Crescent
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Common Buckeye
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Sandhill Skipper
  • Sonoran Skipper

Clodius Parnassian

Common Checkered-Skipper

Field Crescent

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Hoary Comma

Hoffmann's Checkerspot

Lilac-bordered Copper

Lorquin's Admiral

Lupine Blue

Lustrous Copper

Orange Sulphur

Pacific Fritillary

Pale Swallowtail

Purplish Copper

Sandhill Skipper

Sheridan Hairstreak

Sonoran Skipper

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper

Western Pine Elfin

Edith's Copper

Steven Glynn

Broad search area from Paradise up to Barfoot & Rustler Parks
Cochise County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 12
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Elada Checkerspot 4
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • California Sister 10
  • Nabokov's Satyr 3
  • Red Satyr 15
  • Pine Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Drusius Cloudywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Orange Skipperling 2
  • Taxiles Skipper 4
  • Large Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Cassus Roadside-Skipper 4
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 7
  • Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper 13

Pine Satyr

Large Roadside-Skipper

Bronze Roadside-Skipper

Nabokov's Satyr

Satyr Comma

Juniper Hairstreak

Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper

Ronald Hedden

Albany Pine Bush Preserve - Visitor Center
Albany County, NY

Half of my usual search area was subjected to a controlled burn recently, but the butterfly sightings were still quite good for a brief visit.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 3
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 8
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Edwards' Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

John and Nancy Crosby

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

98 degrees, full sun. We’ve had 8 inches of rain in the past 9 days! The Queen is a ‘lifer’ for our garden!

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Queen 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Northern Cloudywing 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 7

Great Southern White

Gulf Fritillary

Queen

Queen

Spicebush Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Northern Cloudywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dun Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Whirlabout

Long-tailed Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Palamedes Swallowtail

Lucy Merrill-Hills

The No Name Trailhead, Glenwood Springs
Garfield County, CO

Today I learned that the No Name Trailhead is also known as the Jess Weaver Trailhead. Regardless of the name, it is still my favorite trail for new butterflies. Today’s new species was the Tailed Copper, and what a little beauty!

Sunny, 90 degrees, 11:05-12:35, elevation 6000 feet

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 3
  • Pale Swallowtail 5
  • Mustard White 22
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Tailed Copper 2
  • Western Tailed-Blue 4
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Boisduval's Blue 2
  • Atlantis Fritillary 6
  • Hoary Comma 3
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Dun Skipper 6

Clouded Sulphur

Hoary Comma

California Tortoiseshell

Painted Lady

Weidemeyer's Admiral

Mustard White

Atlantis Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Tailed Copper

Chantal Caron

Rockingham
Windham County, VT

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Jeanette Klodzen

Snake Creek Pass Trail (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Elevation 9,300 ft (Dog Lake) to above Snake Creek Pass (10,200 ft+)

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Callippe Fritillary
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma 1
  • California Tortoiseshell

Ken Wilson

Multiple locations to include Virginia Lakes
Mono County, CA

Sunny with haze due to a fire near Yosemite. Some breeze. NP.

  • Ruddy Copper
  • Blue Copper
  • Sooty Hairstreak
  • California Hairstreak
  • Melissa Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Callippe Fritillary
  • Great Basin Fritillary
  • Field Crescent
  • Edith's Checkerspot
  • Common Ringlet
  • Mexican Cloudywing

Blue Copper

Blue Copper

California Hairstreak

Callippe Fritillary

Common Ringlet

Edith's Checkerspot

Field Crescent

Melissa Blue

Mexican Cloudywing

Sooty Hairstreak

Ruddy Copper

Great Basin Fritillary

Field Crescent

Dennis Vollmar

Oak Openings Metropark
Lucas County, OH

1pm - 2:30, ~80 degrees, sunny, 10-15mph wind

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • American Copper 11
  • Coral Hairstreak 3
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 13
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Horace's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Steven Glynn

Broad search area from Portal to Turkey Creek at FR-42
Cochise County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Marine Blue 10
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 40
  • American Snout 1
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Elada Checkerspot 15
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • California Sister 12
  • Red Satyr 20
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Drusius Cloudywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Orange Skipperling 2
  • Taxiles Skipper 3
  • Cassus Roadside-Skipper 4
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Slaty Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Dotted Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper 4

Cassus Roadside-Skipper

Dotted Roadside-Skipper

Mylitta Crescent

Slaty Roadside-Skipper

Slaty Roadside-Skipper

Spring Azure

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

29th annual NABA butterfly count. Weather: 82°-93°, winds: 5-8 mph, sun all day 76%. 3 teams. LCooper, SClendenin, SFarnsworth, ANaccarato, CNagele, TPalmer, NPrine, PStrauss, CWelch. Many nectar sources.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 18
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 10
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 23
  • Zebra Heliconian 12
  • Phaon Crescent 40
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Common Buckeye 25
  • White Peacock 19
  • Viceroy 10
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Carolina Satyr 25
  • Georgia Satyr 23
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 14
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 23
  • Swarthy Skipper 21
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 15
  • Southern Broken-Dash 8
  • Sachem 15
  • Delaware Skipper 15
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 8
  • Berry's Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 6
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 13

Clouded Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Twin-spot Skipper

Sachem

White Peacock

Cloudless Sulphur

Red-banded Hairstreak

Whirlabout

Swarthy Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Monk Skipper

Little Metalmark

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Tawny Emperor

Sachem

Georgia Satyr

Swarthy Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Queen

Brian McGurgan

Chugach State Park, Windy Point (60.98499° N, 149.60629° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Mostly cloudy and very windy, with temperatures in the mid-sixties from 1:30 to 2pm. The strong wind and shade from clouds reduced butterfly activity but I found Mormon Fritillaries taking shelter in wind-protected spots.

  • Mormon Fritillary 5

Mormon Fritillary

Brian McGurgan

Chugach State Park, Flattop Mountain (61.10299° N, 149.68182° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Wind, mostly overcast skies, and temperatures in the low-sixties from 3:30 to 6pm. Very little butterfly activity with the gray, windy weather. It had looked like the sun might break through the clouds but the conditions never really improved. The few Mormon Fritillaries I found were very skittish and didn’t cooperate for photos.

  • Mormon Fritillary 3

Mormon Fritillary

Melissa Bruesehoff

Norwood
Carver County, MN

Humid partly sunny and low 80s during observation. Several Monarch eggs, no caterpillars in the countryside.

  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 12+
  • Little Yellow 12+
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 4

JoAnna N Clayton

Boyd Hill Preserve and Lake Maggorie
Pinellas County, FL

The parking lots, east side of Lake Maggorie and the SW fields - 12pm- 2pm

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 14
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Bo Zaremba

MBWMA, Newbury, MA
Essex County, MA

The Little Yellow was a big surprise, being both very early and far north as far as coastal records go.

  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • European Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Northern Broken-Dash

Common Wood-Nymph

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Alice Witmer

Indian Lands Conservation Area, South Dennis, MA
Barnstable County, MA

Sunny day, slight breeze, butterflies were found on butterfly weed plants

  • American Copper 7

American Copper

American Copper

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Checkered White 3
  • Cabbage White 32

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Cabbage White

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Steven Glynn

Broad area search from South Fork to Turkey Creek to Pinery Campground
Cochise County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Marine Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Theona Checkerspot 1
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • American Lady 2
  • California Sister 6
  • Red Satyr 20
  • Dull Firetip 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Golden Banded-Skipper 1
  • Desert Cloudywing 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Drusius Cloudywing 9
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing 8
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 1
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Taxiles Skipper 6
  • Cassus Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 20
  • Texas Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper 5

Golden Banded-Skipper

Theona Checkerspot

Texas Roadside-Skipper

Texas Roadside-Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Pacuvius Duskywing

Desert Cloudywing

Drusius Cloudywing

California Sister

Dull Firetip

Bordered Patch

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 2

Jeanette Klodzen

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

Hiked from Silver Lake (8700 ft), past Lake Solitude and then up to Twin Lakes Pass (9993ft) and back down past Twin Lakes.
7am - 10am

  • Clodius Parnassian
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 2

John and Nancy Crosby

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

97 degrees, sunny but more rain expected! Many of our shots are taken through windows as the heat, humidity and mosquitos are bad right now.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 6
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 8
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 7
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 11

Giant Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Dun Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Whirlabout

Great Southern White

Whirlabout

Salt Marsh Skipper

Barred Yellow

Gray Hairstreak

Confused Cloudywing

Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Ronda G Spink

Newaygo/Newaygo County
Newaygo County, MI

Weather was cloudy most of the day with one brief rain shower, 72-75°, 8-14mph winds. Surveyed from 9:30am-5:30pm

R. Spink, D. Dunlap, J. Grzeskowiak

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 57
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 5
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 10
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 15
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 70
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Eyed Brown 10
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 8
  • Northern Broken-Dash 8
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Mulberry Wing 28
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 40

American Copper

American Copper

American Lady

Appalachian Brown

Broad-winged Skipper

Bronze Copper

Common Buckeye

Delaware Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Edwards' Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Least Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Spicebush Swallowtail

Viceroy caterpillar

Tawny-edged Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Melissa Bruesehoff

Norwood
Carver County, MN

Sunny, very windy and 82 degrees.

  • Clouded Sulphur 17
  • Dainty Sulphur 14
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 5

Brian McGurgan

Mosquito Lake wetlands, Alaska Pacific University (61.19082° N, 149.81520° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Mostly sunny, breezy, and 73° at 6:45pm but overcast as I finished at 7:15pm. I’ve been checking on this boggy area near our house to confirm if a population of Dorcas Coppers are present. The habitat seems ideal with lots of Shrubby Cinquefoil, and survey data collected in July 1965 by Dr. Kenelm Philip of the University of Alaska Fairbanks indicated a population was present on the Alaska Pacific University campus back then. I’ve visited several times in the past two weeks after first seeing recently-eclosed Dorcas Coppers at nearby Baxter Bog. I hadn’t found Dorcas Coppers yet at the wetlands on campus, though, and faced torment from dive-bombing Mew Gulls and hordes of mosquitoes. After several days of overcast weather, I stopped by this evening when conditions were bright and warm and checked the northwest corner of the bog where the gulls are less aggressive. I was very happy to find a Silver-bordered Fritillary that was cooperative for photos. With some looking I ultimately found several Dorcas Coppers too, so was very happy to confirm a population is still present at this location.

  • Dorcas Copper 3
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 1

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Denis C. Quinn

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge Butterfly, garden mainly
Kent County, MD

Gardens look great, as usual, with Buttonbussh just emerging and many more plants ready to bloom soon. Adequate moisture in the area as well.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 26
  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 22
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 14
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 27
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5

Broad-winged Skipper

American Snout

Common Wood-Nymph

Broad-winged Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Pearl Crescent

Common Wood-Nymph

Mourning Cloak

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Least Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Alice Witmer

Burgess Park, Marstons Mills, MA
Barnstable County, MA

Sunny day, breezy,

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Trail
Morgan County, UT

Walked 3 miles in and then back.
Lots of Grouse along the trail this morning. Scared up a group of at least 15 (twice), a group of 4 and then finally 1.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Mustard White
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Callippe Fritillary
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • Relict Fritillary
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • Field Crescent
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Satyr Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral
  • Common Ringlet
  • Small Wood-Nymph 1
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • European Skipper

Tyler Mansfield

NYS DEC Fishing Access at River Rd East, Calverton
Suffolk County, NY

  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3

Amelia Grimm

Marathon clinic
Monroe County, FL

15 walk around grassy area. Nectar sources include Biden’s alba, False button weed. 93 degrees. iPhone photos include Mallow Srub-Hairstreak, Dainty Sulphur, Cassius Blue.

  • Dainty Sulphur 25
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 2

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Cassius Blue

Dainty Sulphur

Robert Bell

Liberty Rd.
Iosco County, MI

1:00 to 3:30PM. Partly cloudy 50% sun. Low 70’s.

  • Mustard White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pink-edged Sulphur 3
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 16
  • Northern Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 5
  • Eyed Brown 6
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 21
  • Mulberry Wing 1
  • Dun Skipper 35

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

First time that we have seen 4 different blues at the Gardens. We usually see Summer Azure and Eastern Tailed Blue. Reakirt’s Blue we see occasionally and only one other time since 2015 have we seen a Marine Blue. It was sunny after a cloudy morning with temperatures around 83 degrees.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 102
  • Orange Sulphur 19
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 45
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 17
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 9
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Sachem

Reakirt's Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Roadside-Skipper

Marine Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

Reakirt's Blue

Jim Wilkinson

Corolla
Currituck County, NC

Gulf Frits visiting passion flowers

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2

Gulf Fritillary

Tom Fiore

Englewood Cliffs, boat-basin area and stone-step trails
Bergen County, NJ

A long-known locality, with great quantities of Aristolochia durior growing on the cliffs and very steep slopes here, above the Hudson River at Englewood Cliffs. Many paths in disrepair as of this visit, but open. A majority of the Pipevine Swallowtails were females and many seen were in near-constant movement. At least 6+ males also observed, some seemingly attempting to mate with females. Also a few females apparently laying eggs on the Aristolochia vine’s leaves and/or nodes. My first re-visit here in many years, to specifically witness these majestic creatures. My visit also to honor 2 great naturalists of the local area, Nicholas Wagerik and Michael Bonifanti. Almost the only-other butterflies seen were Cabbage Whites which were less-numerous than these swallowtails. No other swallowtail species were noted. Road-access can be somewhat limited at times, and may be from the southward side of site.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 30 - 40+

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Ron & Lori Smith

Goethe State Forest and vicinity
Levy County, FL

(23-127) Short visit from 9:30 until noon. Sunny and near 90.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 25
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Tawny Emperor 3
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Northern Cloudywing 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 7
  • Neamathla Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 30
  • Sachem 2
  • Delaware Skipper 13

American Snout

Goatweed Leafwing

Northern Cloudywing

Neamathla Skipper

Sachem

Swarthy Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Whirlabout

Zarucco Duskywing

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Overcast day with breeze. Rain on & off. Temps in 70s, low humidity

  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3

Northern Broken-Dash

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Orange Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Red Admiral

Monarch

Sachem

Common Checkered-Skipper

Least Skipper

Robert Bell

Rockport State Recreation Area
Presque Isle County, MI

12:30PM to 4:00PM. Mostly cloudy, then clearing for the last hour and one half. 70-72 degrees.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 25
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 20
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 52
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Northern Crescent 37
  • American Lady 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 22
  • Peck's Skipper 26
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 12
  • Long Dash 5
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Dun Skipper 7

Chantal Caron

Rockingham
Windham County, VT

  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Edward Perry IV

Mason Terrace, Melbourne
Brevard County, FL

My girlfriend and I witnessed a female Zebra Swallowtail laying eggs on three separate Sugar Apple saplings, Annona squamosa. Is this a first? I looked up their known hosts, Asimina spp., and sure enough, they belong to the Annonaceae family. Lots of other butterfly activity in the vicinity. A good time was had by all.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1

Zebra Swallowtail egg

Zebra Swallowtail egg

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail egg

Ronda G Spink

Muskegon/Muskegon County
Muskegon County, MI

Weather was mostly sunny, 64-79°, 4-8mph winds
Surveyed from 9:00am-6:00pm

R. Spink, D. Dunlap, T. Rutgers, J. Reinoehl, J. Grzeskowiak

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 20
  • Orange Sulphur 45
  • American Copper 59
  • Coral Hairstreak 6
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 15
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 30
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 6
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Eyed Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 43
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 20
  • Northern Broken-Dash 37
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Delaware Skipper 11
  • Black Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 10

American Copper

American Lady

Aphrodite Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Coral Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper

Edwards' Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Least Skipper

Monarch

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Willowemoc Road and Frost Valley Road
Sullivan County, NY

Willowemoc Road runs along Fir Brook for several miles. We stopped at a few productive milkweed stands along the road. We also stopped at a large meadow on Frost Valley Road.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Banded Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary common
  • Atlantis Fritillary 10
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 5
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 12

White Admiral

Banded Hairstreak

Long Dash

Atlantis Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Amelia Grimm

Marathon clinic
Monroe County, FL

Sunny, hot, 90 degrees. Rain earlier in the day. Quick walk, 12:40 - 12:55, along grassy area of parking lot. New species today for this site. Nectar included Biden’s alba, Fog fruit, False buttonweed, Fanpetal, Coco plum.

  • Florida White 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur Abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Cassius Blue 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 14
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1

Gray Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

White Checkered-Skipper

Brian McGurgan

Baxter Bog Park, Anchorage (61.18489° N, 149.75657° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Mostly sunny and 64° from 6 to 7:20pm. The bog was very wet after rain overnight and throughout the morning. We’ve had several days of cool overcast weather and the forecast for the next ten days suggests plenty of rain, so when the sky partially cleared this evening I took the opportunity to visit the bog. I checked three spots for Dorcas Coppers and found males and females present at all locations in close proximity to ample Shrubby Cinquefoil. This included two of my usual locations on the east side of the bog and a spot at the northwest end of the bog I hadn’t investigated yet. Silver-bordered Fritillaries were only found at the northwest location this evening. Mosquitoes were present throughout the bog and a real nuisance.

  • Mustard White 1
  • Dorcas Copper common
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 2

Dorcas Copper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Dorcas Copper

Antonia S Krueger

Residential St. Petersburg
Pinellas County, FL

Early morning on Duranta erecta (golden dewdrop)

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Frost Valley Road
Sullivan County, NY

We went back to the large meadow not far from the Frost Valley YMCA center which had proven to be quite productive the day before.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 15
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red-spotted Admiral 10
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Long Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 7

Aphrodite Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

David L. Amadio

SGL from RT487 to Splash Dam Pond.
Wyoming County, PA

Obs. made from 1:20 to 3:45, mid 70’s and mostly cloudy. Over 50% of Common Milkweed at Splash dam pond was recently mowed to the ground.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Bog Copper 3
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Eyed Brown 6
  • Monarch 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 1
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Striped Hairstreak

David L. Amadio

Rt 487 roadsides from Hayfields area to just north of Splash Road.
Sullivan County, PA

Various stops along the roadside primarily checking out stands of common milkweed.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 7
  • Atlantis Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Long Dash 6
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 5

Dion Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Baltimore Checkerspot

Long Dash

David L. Amadio

Rickett's Glen S.P. ( Hayfields area )
Sullivan County, PA

Obs. made from 10:45- 12:50 & again from 5:30-6:45. Mostly cloudy & low 70’s early rising to a sunny 79 late. Fiery was a worn female.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Striped Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 11
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 10
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 3
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Two-spotted Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 6

Delaware Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Banded Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Fiery Skipper

Dun Skipper

David L. Amadio

RT487 Roadside ( Rickett's Glen SP )
Sullivan County, PA

Began obs. around 9 a.m. with sun and 63 degrees. European Skippers were on the wing early. White Admiral was nectaring on Golden Alexander.

  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • White Admiral 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • European Skipper 30
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 16
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 9

White Admiral

White Admiral

European Skipper

Bo Zaremba

Maudslay State Park, Newburyport
Essex County, MA

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Copper 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 16

Northern Broken-Dash

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dun Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Jeff Gesell

State Gamelands 127
Monroe County, PA

Cloudy, light breeze at times, mid-70s. Always a great location to find a large number of grass skipper varieties - particularly marsh/wetland species that are otherwise hard to find. Overall skipper numbers down this year…not sure if it is due to the dry conditions recently or today’s cloud cover? Still a good number of different species…happy to find a handful of Dion Skippers present along with a single Mulberry Wing. A good number of the Tiger Swallowtails appeared to be Eastern x Canadian hybrids/intergrades - I labeled them all as Eastern in the tally.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail abundant
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary common
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • European Skipper 7
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Long Dash 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash common
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Delaware Skipper 12
  • Mulberry Wing 1
  • Dion Skipper 5
  • Black Dash 4
  • Dun Skipper abundant

Pearl Crescent

Dun Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

European Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Black Dash

Dion Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash

Monarch

Delaware Skipper

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Denis C. Quinn

Turkey Point Hawk watch field, just before Lighthouse-
Cecil County, MD

Lots of Milkweed in bloom, with Dogbane just starting to open, and lots of Slender Mountain Mint in bloom on the perimeter with zero takers

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Sachem

Silver-spotted Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Sachem

Lucy Merrill-Hills

The Morrow Draw Trail, Rifle
Garfield County, CO

Today I saw about the same species that were flying here a couple of weeks ago, but there were many more Common Wood-Nymphs.

10:40-12:15, Partly sunny, 79-88 degrees, elevation about 6000 ft.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Field Crescent 5
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 36
  • Taxiles Skipper 3

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Taxiles Skipper

Mourning Cloak

John and Nancy Crosby

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

85 degrees have had 9.5 inches of rain since June 29th! We see new species as a result.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3

Ceraunus Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Dun Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Great Southern White

Gulf Fritillary

Long-tailed Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Sachem

Salt Marsh Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Tawny-edged Skipper

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Zarucco Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Delaware Skipper

Ethan Brown

Rochester
Olmsted County, MN

  • Monarch 1

Lawrence Brown

Fairmount
Martin County, MN

Partly sunny and 84.

  • Orange Sulphur 15+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 3

Ronda G Spink

Parfet Prairie, Emma Pitcher Prairie (Kalamazoo Nature Center), Chipman Preserve
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was cloudy-mostly cloudy, 70-81°, winds calm-4mph
Surveyed from 9:00am-4:00pm

R. Spink, D. Dunlap, T. Rutgers

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 11
  • Cabbage White 35
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 22
  • American Copper 22
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 11
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 31
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 31
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 13
  • Northern Pearly-eye 13
  • Common Wood-Nymph 14
  • Monarch 22
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 17
  • Northern Broken-Dash 6
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

American Copper

Cabbage White

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Edwards' Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Little Glassywing

Monarch

Question Mark

Pearl Crescent

Northern Pearly-eye

Red-spotted Purple

American Snout

'Summer' Spring Azure

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Black Swallowtail

American Copper

Linda Cooper

Hardee County roadsides
Hardee County, FL

Hardee & Highlands Cos. roadsides (mostly rural Hardee Co) as part of the Highlands Hammock State Park 25th annual NABA count. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. when rain stopped the count. 78°-90°, winds light. Sun a.m.-90%, p.m.-40% then rain. Nectar: frogfruit, Spanish needles, sida spp, richardia spp, diodia spp, twinevine. Explosion of Mallow Scrub-Hairstreaks north of their typical range. LCooper, SFarnsworth.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 13
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 10
  • Dainty Sulphur 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 17
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 15
  • Viceroy 4
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 23
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 8
  • Fiery Skipper 37
  • Whirlabout 10
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Sachem 3
  • Eufala Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

White Peacock

Southern Skipperling

Horace's Duskywing

White Checkered-Skipper

Sachem

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Jim Hengeveld

South and west of Itasca State Park
Clearwater County, MN

Conducting the Itasca Butterfly Count - mostly in Clearwater Co. but small portions in Hubbard & Becker Cos.

  • Mustard White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Bog Copper 25
  • Dorcas Copper 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 14
  • Acadian Hairstreak 25
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Striped Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Atlantis Fritillary 11
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Northern Crescent 9
  • Tawny Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Gray Comma 2
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 194
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • White Admiral 32
  • Northern Pearly-eye 10
  • Eyed Brown 13
  • Common Ringlet 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 24
  • Monarch 20
  • European Skipper 13
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Long Dash 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 31

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Dorcas Copper

Coral Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Bog Copper

Ronald Hedden

Berlin State Forest - Cowdry/Comstock Hollow
Rensselaer County, NY

The abundance of grass skippers, Common Wood Nymphs and Great Spangled Fritillaries along the milkweed-lined road edges was impressive.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary abundant
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph abundant
  • Monarch 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash common
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Dun Skipper common

Little Glassywing

Northern Broken-Dash

American Lady

Common Wood-Nymph

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Trail
Morgan County, UT

Walked 3 miles and back
Saw 1st female Great Spangled Frit of the season.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Mustard White
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Callippe Fritillary
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • Northern Crescent
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral
  • Small Wood-Nymph
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Russet Skipperling
  • European Skipper

Scott Singer

Hauser Nature Center
Monroe County, PA

  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Little Glassywing 1

Little Glassywing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Little Glassywing

Pearl Crescent

Scott Singer

Thomas Darling Preserve
Monroe County, PA

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 4
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Appalachian Brown

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Appalachian Brown

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Northern Broken-Dash

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Broken-Dash

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Andrew Block

Kittatinny Valley S.P., Andover Twp.,
Sussex County, NJ

Seen mostly in airport part of the park, but was in the whole park. No sign of the metalmarks. As usual couldn’t find the Springdale Rd. site, seems to be very overgrown. May have been late again for them. Missed them last year too.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Eyed Brown 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7+
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Ethan Brown

Lusk roadside
Niobrara County, WY

  • Greenish Blue 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1

Ethan Brown

Black Hills Nat’l Forest
Pennington County, SD

82 and sunny.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 2
  • Edwards' Fritillary 4
  • Atlantis Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 1

Ethan Brown

Rapid City
Pennington County, SD

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Lucy Merrill-Hills

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

Today I hiked almost to the top of the West Colorow Trail, retracing my steps then walking the lower portion of the East Colorow Trail, hoping to see some new wildflowers as well as butterflies.

Most of the trail is a steep narrow mountain bike trail rated as “easy” by AllTrails, but not so easy for me, new to Colorado from Massachusetts.

Sunny, 85 degrees, 10:10-12:45, another beautiful day in the mountains, elevation about 6500 ft.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Atlantis Fritillary 1
  • Pale Crescent 6
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 17
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 9

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Checkered White

Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Deborah Humphries

Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory (CVWO) Pollinator garden, James City Marina property, next to Jamestown, James Coty, VirigniaJames City, VA
James City County, VA

Identified a rare (for our area) skipper today. Found a smaller gray-brown skipper with marks matching a Eufala. Confirmed sighting with multiple photos & local entomologist. Saw butterfly with president of CVWO Brian Taber.

  • Eufala Skipper 1

Eufala Skipper

Eufala Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

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

88 degrees, overcast. We continue to see new species with almost daily rain showers.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 7
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 10

Gulf Fritillary

Eufala Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Zarucco Duskywing

White Checkered-Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Southern Broken-Dash

Salt Marsh Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Kelly Allen

Edgewood residential back yard
Santa Fe County, NM

Left wing damage

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Ken Wilson

Escondido backyard
San Diego County, CA

Sighting for the first half of July.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Woodland Skipper
  • Umber Skipper

Ethan Brown

Vedauvoo Prarie
Laramie County, WY

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 2
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 1
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 4
  • Small Wood-Nymph 2

Ethan Brown

Laramie
Laramie County, WY

  • Phoebus Parnassian 8
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Small Wood-Nymph 2

Ethan Brown

Cheyenne
Laramie County, WY

  • Checkered White 2
  • Lustrous Copper 28+
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Callippe Fritillary 1

Ethan Brown

Vedauwoo Hiking Trails
Laramie County, WY

Fantastic spot for butterflying.

  • Phoebus Parnassian 25+
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 8+
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 15+
  • Lustrous Copper 3
  • Acadian Hairstreak 1
  • Greenish Blue 8+
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Edwards' Fritillary 3
  • Coronis Fritillary 5
  • Atlantis Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Hoary Comma 15
  • California Tortoiseshell 3
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 8+
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 8
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Mostly cloudy with occasional filtered sun, light breeze, mid-80s. Awesome day despite dry conditions…over 30 species in about a 2 hour loop! While nothing was a new species for me in the location, it seemed that almost everything possible this time of year was out. Likely more Horace’s Duskywing numbers than the single sighting, however the Wild Indigo numbers became almost overwhelming and it was hard to definitively ID all of them. FOY Sleepy Orange and Sachem, too!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 16
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 14
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 19
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Monarch 23
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing abundant
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Pearl Crescent

Wild Indigo Duskywing

American Snout

Hackberry Emperor

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hoary Edge

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Broken-Dash

Tawny Emperor

Sachem

Little Glassywing

Spicebush Swallowtail

Gray Hairstreak

Meadow Fritillary

Question Mark

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Broken-Dash

Black Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Amelia Grimm

Our backyard on Big Pine Key, FL
Monroe County, FL

9:30am - 10:15am. Nectar included Periwinkle, False Buttonweed, Wild Sage, Strongbark, Bidens Alba.

  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cassius Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Florida Duskywing 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Monk Skipper 1

Southern Broken-Dash

Florida Duskywing

Florida Duskywing

Southern Broken-Dash

Gulf Fritillary

Ethan Brown

Private road
Laramie County, WY

  • Checkered White 2
  • California Tortoiseshell 1

Ethan Brown

Cheyenne
Laramie County, WY

So many coppers!

  • Checkered White 1
  • Lustrous Copper 20+
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Callippe Fritillary 2
  • Small Wood-Nymph 1

Ethan Brown

Hawk Springs
Laramie County, WY

  • Checkered White 2
  • Field Crescent 1

Ethan Brown

Field adjacent to Hotel in Laramie
Laramie County, WY

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 8+
  • Checkered White 20+
  • Clouded Sulphur 2+
  • Callippe Fritillary 2
  • Arachne Checkerspot 1

Ethan Brown

Medicine Bow National Forest, Snowy Mt. Peaks
Laramie County, WY

Amazing sightings. Beautiful large meadows hosted a plethora of butterflies.

  • Clodius Parnassian 35+
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 15+
  • Western White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 8+
  • Pelidne Sulphur 1
  • Greenish Blue 2
  • Callippe Fritillary 2
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 2
  • Jutta Arctic 15+

Ethan Brown

Vedauvoo Prarie
Laramie County, WY

Extremely windy. Not much flying.

  • Clodius Parnassian 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Callippe Fritillary 2

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

John and Nancy Crosby

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

91 degrees, overcast, still seeing new species with daily rain showers continuing.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 7
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 12
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 9

Giant Swallowtail

Gray Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Sachem

Robert Bell

Limberlost Rd. Powerline
Alcona County, MI

1PM to 4PM. Sunny. 82 to 85 degrees.
Exceptional numbers of Dun, N. Broken Dash and Peck’s Skippers. It was impractical for me to make a thorough count. I just counted what I saw and left the others uncounted. It took me 2.5 hours to go 0.57 miles. So many butterflies. I only counted on the way out. 460 individuals in 0.57 miles.

  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Dorcas Copper 1
  • Acadian Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Northern Crescent 6
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Eyed Brown 10
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 89
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 52
  • Delaware Skipper 6
  • Mulberry Wing 3
  • Black Dash 5
  • Dun Skipper 255

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

Fiery Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Horace's Duskywing

Ronda G Spink

Parfet Prairie
Barry County, MI

Weather was partly cloudy, 86°, 7-12mph wind gusts
Surveyed from 1:50pm-2:50pm

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • American Copper 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Delaware Skipper 1

American Copper

American Copper

Cabbage White

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Eastern ta

Monarch

Sulphur sp. caterpillar

Sulphur sp. caterpillar

Black Swallowtail

Ethan Brown

Downtown Denver
Denver County, CO

Sunny and 95.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Cabbage White 19
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract
Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5

Zebra Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Alder Park plus a few surrounding streets in the neighborhood, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

I had a nice walk in Alder Park this afternoon, despite the overcast skies and a 5-minute downpour, finding several species including a mating pair of Orange Sulphurs.

Partly sunny, high 80’s, 1:40-2:55PM

  • Checkered White Abundant
  • Cabbage White Abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Mylitta Crescent 5
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 9
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 14

Mylitta Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Common Checkered-Skipper

Cabbage White

Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Steven Glynn

Harshaw-Patagonia area search
Santa Cruz County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 12
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Mexican Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Marine Blue common
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Arizona Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Theona Checkerspot 2
  • Bordered Patch 4
  • Tiny Checkerspot 2
  • Elada Checkerspot abundant
  • American Lady 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • California Sister 4
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Nabokov's Satyr 1
  • Red Satyr 3
  • Queen 1
  • Hammock Skipper 2
  • Arizona Skipper 3
  • Golden Banded-Skipper 3
  • Desert Cloudywing common
  • Northern Cloudywing abundant
  • Drusius Cloudywing common
  • Acacia Skipper abundant
  • Gold-costa Skipper 1
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Orange Skipperling common
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Taxiles Skipper 1
  • Moon-marked Skipper 3
  • Large Roadside-Skipper 6
  • Cassus Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 8
  • Toltec Roadside-Skipper 1

Hammock Skipper

Hammock Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Arizona Skipper

Arizona Skipper

Desert Cloudywing

Gold-costa Skipper

Golden Banded-Skipper

Large Roadside-Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Moon-marked Skipper

Southern Dogface

Theona Checkerspot

Mexican Yellow

Acacia Skipper

Ethan Brown

Golden Gate State Park
Jefferson County, CO

Not too many butterflies.

  • Spring White 1+
  • Western White 8+
  • Large Marble 2+
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 5
  • Western Tailed-Blue 1
  • Rita Blue 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3

Amelia Grimm

Marathon clinic, Marathon, FL
Monroe County, FL

Grassy area around parking lot and building. 91 degrees. Sunny. 1245 - 1:15pm. Nectar plants included fog fruit, false buttonweed, fanpetal, Biden’s. One Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak ovipositing.

  • Florida White 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 25
  • Dainty Sulphur 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Cassius Blue 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 45

Dainty Sulphur

Gray Hairstreak

Ceraunus Blue

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Least Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Juniper Hairstreak

Robert Kramer

Chicago-West Ridge Neighborhood
Cook County, IL

On Swamp Milkweed in the back yard

  • Banded Hairstreak 1

Daniel Jones

McDonald Observatory area
Jeff Davis County, TX

All found along TX 18 just below or on the entrance road to the McDonald Observatory.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Poling's Hairstreak 10
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Tiny Checkerspot 1
  • California Sister 1
  • Red Satyr 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Cassus Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Dotted Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper 2

Poling's Hairstreak

Poling's Hairstreak

Poling's Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper

Dotted Roadside-Skipper

Cassus Roadside-Skipper

Bronze Roadside-Skipper

Tiny Checkerspot

Lyside Sulphur

Kelly Allen

Edgewood residential backyard
Santa Fe County, NM

It was interacting with a black colored moth

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Lucy Merrill-Hills

The No Name Rest Area and the No Name Trailhead, Glenwood Springs
Garfield County, CO

Today I walked further up into the canyon, as very few butterflies were in their usual puddling spot on the trail, and found many fritillaries on cone flowers. I was surprised to see goldenrod blooming in sunny spots in the woods.

10:15-12:45, sunny, 98 degrees

  • Anise Swallowtail 3
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Mustard White 5
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Tailed Copper 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Edwards' Fritillary 1
  • Great Basin Fritillary 1
  • Atlantis Fritillary 10
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 2
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Woodland Skipper 7
  • Dun Skipper 4

Variegated Fritillary

Great Basin Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Woodland Skipper

Woodland Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Basin Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Tailed Copper

Mylitta Crescent

Denis C. Quinn

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge Butterfly, garden mainly
Kent County, MD

Hot into the low 90’s, by 08:00 it was 80 degrees under full sun.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 20
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 9
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 9
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 22
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 11
  • Dun Skipper 4

Broad-winged Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Sleepy Orange

Little Glassywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Zebra Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

American Snout

Dun Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

MD 213, 3 miles above Galena, MD
Kent County, MD

In several stretches of roadside, mainly with blooming Dogbane, there were hundreds upon hundreds of Cabbage Whites and a lesser amount of Orange Sulphurs with many being hit by passing vehicles. This sighting was at 07:30.

  • Cabbage White superabundant
  • Orange Sulphur common

Jim Wilkinson

Port Tobacco and Pisgah areas
Charles County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 10
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Horace's Duskywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Zebra Swallowtail

John and Nancy Crosby

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

94 degrees, sunny and more rain clouds! We’ve had 12” of rain since June 29 (3 wks)!

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 10
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Giant Swallowtail

Sachem

Silver-spotted Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Salt Marsh Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Whirlabout

Giant Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Great Southern White

Scott Anderson

Carlton Reserve - South Border Trail
Sarasota County, FL

850am-11am, 79-89 degrees, sunny, calm. The Palmetto Skipper is the first I have found in the county and the first reported in central Sarasota County.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 14
  • Gulf Fritillary 46
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Queen 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 1

Ronda G Spink

Willard Rose Prairie-Kalamazoo Nature Center
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was clear-mostly clear, 84-86°, 7-10mph wind gusts

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 19
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 8
  • Monarch 12

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy egg

Silver-spotted Skipper caterpillar

Orange Sulphur

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Ethan Brown

Roadside Stop
Boise County, ID

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 2

Ethan Brown

Roadside stop
Teton County, WY

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Ethan Brown

Water Fowl Production Area
Teton County, WY

Not much flying here.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Small Wood-Nymph 6

Ethan Brown

Jackson
Teton County, WY

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1

Ethan Brown

Willow Creek Horseback Rides
Teton County, WY

Had lots of fun with the horses and seeing the butterflies.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Pale Swallowtail 3
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 3
  • Lilac-bordered Copper 20+
  • Northern Blue 15+
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Coronis Fritillary 5
  • Callippe Fritillary 2
  • Mormon Fritillary 4
  • Relict Fritillary 4
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 3
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 10
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 1
  • Small Wood-Nymph 3
  • European Skipper 30+

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and 93degrees late afternoon. A Monarch visited the gardens. Several black swallowtail caterpillars on fennel plants. One female Black Swallowtail visited & put additional eggs on fennel.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Daryl Williams

Menifee
Riverside County, CA

Seen in suburban residential tract home neighborhood. Thought it was a Bernardino Blue or similar blue butterfly more common to the area on first glance. About the size of a nearby Fiery Skipper. Was perched on a lantana bush.

  • Leda Ministreak 1

Leda Ministreak

Linda Romine

William H. Harsha Lake
Clermont County, OH

Corps of Engineers section of Clermont County NABA count circle. Also seen was a California Tortoiseshell. This butterfly was seen well using close focus binoculars. The ventral was dark like a mourning cloak without the light edging, no silver mark and the butterfly was a little too small. The dorsal was mostly orange. I recognized the butterfly as a tortoiseshell. I studied the leading edge of the forewing looking for cat’s eyes, which were absent. Instead, the leading edge had two round black spots, a black bar, and small white spot near the apex. Although I did not get a picture, I am 100% certain of the ID. Likely a state record, but without photo documentation probably can’t be accepted.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Juniper Hairstreak 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 28
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 11
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Question Mark 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 38
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 6
  • Northern Broken-Dash 5
  • Sachem 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

JoAnna N Clayton

Boyd Hill
Pinellas County, FL

Annual South Pinellas NABA count with John Lampkin. 93 degress , and extemely humid. 27 species, 168 individuals

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 23
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 7
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Zebra Heliconian 11
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 18
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • White Checkered-Skipper 13
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 22
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Cassius Blue

Ceraunus Blue

Gulf Fritillary

White Checkered-Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Horace's Duskywing

Little Yellow

Gray Hairstreak

Robert Bell

Tawas City Woods
Iosco County, MI

1.5 hours. Partly cloudy. 88 degrees.

  • Mustard White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 20
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Eyed Brown 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 25
  • Delaware Skipper 7
  • Mulberry Wing 3
  • Black Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 22

Brian McGurgan

Baxter Bog Park, Anchorage (61.18489° N, 149.75657° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Mostly cloudy but with brief periods of sun and a temperature of 59° from 12:05 to 1:15pm. We’ve had steady rain and gray skies the past week and are on track for the wettest July on record here in Anchorage following more than two months of warm, bone dry weather. My butterflying efforts had come to a complete halt so I was glad for a brief outing today. The bog was waterlogged in most places following the rain so I stuck to the trail until I found an area on the southeast side of the marsh that wasn’t quite as wet. I inspected the Shrubby Cinquefoil there and was glad to finally see a single Dorcas Copper. I also found and photographed an unenthusiastic little Wood Frog - Alaska’s single species of amphibian, more often heard than seen.

  • Dorcas Copper 1

Dorcas Copper

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

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

95 degrees, sunny with clouds.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Confused Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 7

Palamedes Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Confused Cloudywing

Confused Cloudywing

Long-tailed Skipper

Sachem

Jeff Gesell

Cliff Walk, Newport
Newport County, RI

Sunny, light breeze, low 90s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 4

Cabbage White

Monarch

Chris Herz

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square
Chester County, PA

Meadow garden, hot and humid. Of the total Tiger ST, 12 were the dark form female

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 59
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Monarch 22
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 16
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 1

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

Good day for butterflying with temperatures in low 80 and little wind. The immigrants are starting to appear which is nice to see since last year had very few of them due to the cold weather in Texas in February.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 69
  • Orange Sulphur 49
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 92
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 15
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Reakirt's Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Common Checkered-Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Red Admiral

Common Roadside-Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Brian McGurgan

Chugach State Park, Flattop Mountain (61.10299° N, 149.68182° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Sun, occasional clouds, and light wind with temperature in the high fifties as I started at 1pm and increasingly cloudy at 60° when I finished at 3:10pm. The forecast for today had looked cool and gray so when it was sunnier than expected I was glad for an opportunity to check for butterflies. There was a lot of activity today, especially in a narrow meadow with lots of wildflowers between Blueberry Knoll and Flattop Mountain. Recently-eclosed Milbert’s Tortoiseshells were everywhere, as were Mormon Fritillaries which have been active at this sight since the start of June. As we get late in the season, though, overall diversity of species has decreased substantially.

  • Palaeno Sulphur 3
  • Mormon Fritillary common
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell common

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Mormon Fritillary

Palaeno Sulphur

Mormon Fritillary

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Ethan Brown

Private Residence Near Nampa
Canyon County, ID

From the past 2 days.

  • Becker's White 1
  • Checkered White X
  • Western White X
  • Cabbage White X
  • Clouded Sulphur X
  • Orange Sulphur X
  • Gray Hairstreak X
  • Mylitta Crescent X
  • Common Checkered-Skipper X

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Thomas Gillen

Sayreville
Middlesex County, NJ

Neighborhood butterfly bushes

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Horace's Duskywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Broad-winged Skipper

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 19
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Ronda G Spink

Chipman Preserve
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was partly cloudy, 72-73°, 11mph wind gusts
Surveyed from 11:30am-5:30pm

R. Spink and J. Huggins

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 27
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 30
  • Cabbage White 57
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • American Copper 33
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 24
  • Viceroy 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 19
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 24
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Edwards' Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Little Glassywing

Northern Pearly-eye

Orange Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Question Mark

Question Mark

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Lustrous Copper

American Copper

Ryan MacLean

Berkshire County
Berkshire County, MA

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Common Wood-Nymph 30
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 17
  • Dun Skipper 2

Ethan Brown

Yellowstone National Park
Park County, WY

  • Mariposa Copper 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Coronis Fritillary 4
  • Gillett's Checkerspot 3
  • California Tortoiseshell 3

Ethan Brown

Stop near Western Yellowstone
Shoshone County, ID

So many butterflies!

  • Clodius Parnassian 3+
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Western White 6
  • Giant Sulphur 4
  • Melissa Blue 4
  • Mormon Fritillary 3
  • Relict Fritillary 3
  • Gillett's Checkerspot 10+
  • California Tortoiseshell 15+
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Hayden's Ringlet 4

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Mostly sunny, breezy, low 90s. Late afternoon hike after the severe weather threat passed and the clouds cleared. Huge numbers for Eastern Tiger and Spicebush Swallowtails…similar to what was seen in the summer of 2020. Numbers listed are conservative for both species. Wild Bergamot in full bloom, which is the major nectar source.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 72
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 36
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 17
  • Spring Azure 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Tawny Emperor 3
  • Monarch 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 20
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Northern Broken-Dash

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Meadow Fritillary

Tawny Emperor

Monarch

Hackberry Emperor

Horace's Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon
Salt Lake County, UT

Started around 3:30pm

  • Clodius Parnassian
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Mustard White
  • Blue Copper
  • Northern Checkerspot

Alice Witmer

Burgess Park, Marstons Mills, MA
Barnstable County, MA

Overcast day, slight breeze

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1

Monarch

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Brian McGurgan

Baxter Bog Park, Anchorage (61.18489° N, 149.75657° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Sunny with a light breeze and 64° when I began at 6:05pm and 63° as I finished at 7:05pm. The bog was very wet after recent rains and the mosquitos were a nuisance. Conservative count of Dorcas Coppers, which were found in the southeast and northwest parts of the bog but in numbers that were less than a couple of weeks ago. Many were quite worn. I had a quick sighting of a Snowshoe Hare in summer brown as it hopped off the trail that circles the bog.

  • Dorcas Copper 12

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Jeff Gesell

Plainfield Township - GCEC
Northampton County, PA

Cloudy, light breeze, 80 degrees. Targeted location for Cloudless Sulphur and Sleepy Orange species without success. Senna and Partridge Pea plants were abundant…hopefully only a matter of time as good numbers have been present here in previous years. Nice variety of species out in a small amount of time and isolated location.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 11
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Peck's Skipper

Common Ringlet

Black Swallowtail

Wild Indigo Duskywing

American Copper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Partly sunny, low humidity temps in mid-80s while observing. A male Monarch emerged from pupa from outdoor butterfly cage.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 2

Ethan Brown

Big Horn Nat’l Forest
Big Horn County, WY

Also saw a White Lined Sphinx.

  • Checkered White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Giant Sulphur 2
  • Pink-edged Sulphur 2
  • Mariposa Copper 5
  • Greenish Blue 20
  • Coronis Fritillary 4
  • Atlantis Fritillary 3
  • Mormon Fritillary 10
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 3
  • Northern Crescent 2
  • Field Crescent 5
  • Hoary Comma 2
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 3
  • Common Ringlet 20+
  • Small Wood-Nymph 5

Ethan Brown

Roadside Stop
Campbell County, WY

  • Melissa Blue 3
  • Northern Checkerspot 5
  • Red Admiral 2

Glenn Koppel

Moraine State Park, Burton Road
Butler County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 16
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 18
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 14
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Lucy Merrill-Hills

The Talbot Trail, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

Sunny, breezy, low 80’s, 11:45-12:55

  • Checkered White 1
  • Sylvan Hairstreak 1
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Woodland Skipper 2

Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Checkered White

Sylvan Hairstreak

Woodland Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

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

96 degrees, sunny.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 12
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 11

Delaware Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Long-tailed Skipper

Sachem

Silver-spotted Skipper

Whirlabout

Spicebush Swallowtail

Delaware Skipper

Common Buckeye

Andrew Block

167 Old Army Rd., Scarsdale,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

John and Nancy Crosby

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

95 sunny, a few new species seen today.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 11
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 14

Southern Broken-Dash

Silver-spotted Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Twin-spot Skipper

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Nellie Hill Preserve
Dutchess County, NY

Mostly sunny, low 80s. The second broods of Giant Swallowtails and Juniper Hairstreaks were out. The Broad-winged Skipper was the first one we’ve seen at this location and represents our furthest north and inland sighting in New York State.

  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • American Lady 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 10+

Giant Swallowtail

Juniper Hairstreak

Broad-winged Skipper

Michele Koehler

Downers Grove
DuPage County, IL

Spotted him on my deck, 4 minutes later a tree fell on the porch he was previously standing….

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Red-spotted Purple

Amelia Grimm

Marathon clinic, Marathon, FL
Monroe County, FL

1245 - 1:00pm. Partly cloudy, 89 degrees. Same grassy and weedy area of parking lot. Nectar plants include Biden’s alba, False buttonweed, Fog fruit, Fan petal.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 60
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 15

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Dainty Sulphur

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Sachem 5

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Peck's Skipper

Cabbage White

American Snout

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Ethan Brown

Roadside Rest Stop
Freeborn County, MN

  • Cabbage White X
  • Clouded Sulphur X
  • Orange Sulphur X
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 4

Ethan Brown

Roadside stop near Albert Lea
Freeborn County, MN

Before the storm.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White X
  • Clouded Sulphur X
  • Orange Sulphur X
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue X
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Ethan Brown

Abandoned lot near Arby’s
Minnehaha County, SD

One Orange sulphur mated pair.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Monarch 2

Ethan Brown

Roadside near the River
Brule County, SD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Small Checkered-Skipper 3

Steven Glynn

Near Parker Canyon
Cochise County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Marine Blue 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Red Satyr 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 6
  • Drusius Cloudywing 2
  • Many-spotted Skipperling 1
  • Orange Skipperling 3
  • Elissa Roadside-Skipper 2

Many-spotted Skipperling

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Elissa Roadside-Skipper

Steven Glynn

Areas along AZ-83, near Canelo
Santa Cruz County, AZ

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Marine Blue 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Arizona Metalmark 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Crescent 8
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Many-spotted Skipperling 2
  • Orange Skipperling 4

Arizona Metalmark

Pearl Crescent

Painted Crescent

Many-spotted Skipperling

Many-spotted Skipperling

Jim Wilkinson

Doncaster State Forest
Charles County, MD

  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2

Red Admiral

Carolina Satyr

Mike Reese

Backyard on the East side of Madison
Dane County, WI

Tod Highsmith and Joan Braune had posted about the Marine Blues that they had in their yard and were gracious enough to allow me to come and see them. I was there today about 30-45 minutes and watched this one fly around the yard almost continuously while I was there. He landed briefly four times and battled with another one multiple times, several of which spiraled high and out of sight. While two were spiraling there was a third flying around. These seemed to be males patrolling for females. They were amazingly fast compared to the first one I saw and observed for 20 minutes while it was nectaring. Tod and Joan said they have not seen them nectaring. This is the third straight day that they have observed at least one. After no records of this species since 2011, we now have 15 records in Wisconsin this year from 9 counties! These were within 10 blocks of one that was spotted on June 17th.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Marine Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 1

Marine Blue

Brant Reif

Black Hills National Forest near Hisega
Pennington County, SD

Went for a hike from 10:30-12 to see what was flying. The Monarda are in full bloom so the fritillaries were cooperative.

  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Aphrodite Fritillary
  • Edwards' Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Common Wood-Nymph
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Dun Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Edwards' Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Brant Reif

Tensleep Trail, Big Horn National Forest, Cloud Peak Wilderness
Big Horn County, WY

Sightings are from a three-day backpacking trip to the Bighorn Mountains. Butterfly activity was suppressed on the first day as a huge storm moved in before noon, but partly cloudy conditions brought out flight activity when the sun poked through, and made for very cooperative butterfly posing when the clouds covered up the sun. Numbers were hard to track, so species that I only saw one of are indicated.

  • Phoebus Parnassian
  • Western White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Pelidne Sulphur
  • American Copper 1
  • Lustrous Copper
  • Edith's Copper
  • Dotted Blue
  • Greenish Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Arctic Blue
  • Zerene Fritillary
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • Bog Fritillary
  • Purplish Fritillary
  • Rockslide Checkerspot
  • Field Crescent
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 1
  • Magdalena Alpine
  • Common Alpine
  • Draco Skipper

Variable Checkerspot

Bog Fritillary

Bog Fritillary