August 2022 Sightings

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Ethan Brown

Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County, WI

  • Cabbage White X
  • Clouded Sulphur X
  • Orange Sulphur X
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue X
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure X
  • Great Spangled Fritillary X
  • Pearl Crescent X
  • Painted Lady X
  • Red Admiral X
  • Common Buckeye X
  • Red-spotted Purple X
  • Viceroy X
  • Northern Pearly-eye X
  • Common Wood-Nymph X
  • Monarch X
  • Silver-spotted Skipper X

Harry Zirlin

Deer Isle
Hancock County, ME

  • Cabbage White Common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Harvester 1
  • American Copper 6
  • Striped Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 11
  • Atlantis Fritillary 20+
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 20+
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 15+
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Branded Skipper 5
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 6

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny with temp of 78 late morning. A beautiful colorful tiger swallowtail visited cert butterfly garden #2490. The Monarch - and Question Mark were present also.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Ronda G Spink

Parfet Prairie
Barry County, MI

Weather was mostly clear, 82°, 7-8mph winds
Survey time: 2:00pm-4:00pm

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Common Checkered-Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary egg

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Cabbage White

Denis C. Quinn

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Kent County, MD

The sightings were from 08:00 to 11:00 when it became hot at 87 degrees. The main nectar source was Joe-Pye weed holding almost all of the Swallowtails. Most Zebra Swallowtails were along roads and paths today. All sightings were within the island today.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 14
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 25
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 24
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 14
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 38
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Little Glassywing 11
  • Zabulon Skipper 18
  • Broad-winged Skipper 7

Dun Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Sleepy Orange

Zabulon Skipper

Question Mark

Variegated Fritillary

Spicebush Swallowtail

Zabulon Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Orange Sulphur

Little Glassywing

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Broad-winged Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

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

97 degrees, sunny. Still seeing new species since we had over 12” of rain in 3.5 weeks but none in a week now. This is our second Queen in a few days, we’d not ever seen one here on the SE GA Coast previously and it looks so fresh I don’t think it could have migrated far! And just look at all that pollen on the Eastern Tiger!

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 16

Cloudless Sulphur

Red-banded Hairstreak

Queen

Queen

Horace's Duskywing

Twin-spot Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Southern Broken-Dash

Giant Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Spicebush Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Karen Canon

Los Poblanos in NW Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

Agricultural fields where corn and alfalfa are grown. Sunny, 70’s, about 9 am.

  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Marine Blue 1

Clouded Sulphur

Marine Blue

Lucy Merrill-Hills

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

The nectar sources I saw along the trail today were knapweed, bindweed, alfalfa, Rubber rabbitbrush, sweet yellow clover and various grasses.

I saw two blue butterfly species I could not photograph or ID. One was teeny tiny, flying close to the ground and the other was heavily patterned below. I also got a quick look at a possible Milbert’s Tortoiseshell, which I hope to see again.

10AM-11:20AM, partly sunny, mid 70’s

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 12
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 21
  • Woodland Skipper 4

Common Checkered-Skipper

Field Crescent

Woodland Skipper

Woodland Skipper

Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Andrew Block

Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson,
Westchester County, NY

All on and around the landfill.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Monarch common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper common

Jim Wilkinson

Indian Springs WMA, east area
Washington County, MD

Only Harvester seen was a caterpillar on Beech Blight Aphids

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3

Hackberry Emperor

Harvester caterpillar

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Cabbage White 16
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Ron & Lori Smith

North Key Largo
Monroe County, FL

(12-445) Super hot and humid. Flies were minimal but the skeeters were not.

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Florida White 20
  • Large Orange Sulphur 25
  • Mimosa Yellow 15
  • Cassius Blue 200
  • Gulf Fritillary 35
  • Julia Heliconian 45
  • Zebra Heliconian 30
  • Dingy Purplewing 1
  • Florida Purplewing 60
  • Mangrove Skipper 2
  • Hammock Skipper 8

Mimosa Yellow

Florida Purplewing

Dingy Purplewing

Florida White

Brett Badeaux

Murrieta creek
Riverside County, CA

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Common Buckeye
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • Monarch
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Woodland Skipper
  • Umber Skipper

Brian McGurgan

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

Sunny and 73° as I started at 6:08pm and 72° at 7:05pm when I finished. Only two worn Dorcas Coppers were found tonight as we get late in their flight season, and both were in the southeast part of the bog where activity has consistently been strongest. None were found at the north end of the bog despite a careful search of shrubby cinquefoil patches. I also checked the trail around the bog and a wooded area at the north end for any recently-eclosed Green Commas but didn’t find any.

  • Dorcas Copper 2

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Grand River Park, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

I went for a quick walk along the Colorado River early this afternoon to see what nectar sources were blooming, discovering that I’d missed seeing the knapweed in bloom. I hope the rubber rabbitbrush and sage will attract some butterflies.

12:25-1PM, partly sunny, high 80’s

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1

Viceroy

Karen Canon

Villanueva town and park on Pecos River
San Miguel County, NM

Late morning to noon. Partly cloudy, mid 80’s.Few flowers blooming—mostly goldenrod and sundrops.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Monarch 2

Reakirt's Blue

Lucy Merrill-Hills

No Name Trailhead, Glenwood Springs
Garfield County, CO

Today I walked further up into the canyon on this trail, finding large clumps of yellow coneflowers, goldenrod and a few clumps of pussytoes growing along the creek. This report is an undercount; there were butterflies flying above me, next to me and at me all along the trail - what an experience!

10:55-12:25, sunny, mid 80’s, elevation about 6000 ft.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Mustard White 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Coronis Fritillary 1
  • Great Basin Fritillary 1
  • Atlantis Fritillary 8
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Hoary Comma 1
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 3
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 9
  • Woodland Skipper 8
  • Dun Skipper 2

Coronis Fritillary

Hoary Comma

Woodland Skipper

Atlantis Fritillary

Satyr Comma

Tailed Copper

Mustard White

Great Basin Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Woodland Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract
Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 5

Sleepy Orange

Appalachian Brown

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Very humid with downpouring rain,with temps in 80s. Had a female Monarch emerge from chrysalis. Another Monarch visited the certified butterfly garden #2490.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Ken Wilson

Roxborough State Park near Littleton
Douglas County, CO

Mostly sunny to increasing cloudy to light sprinkles. The high temp was 100 at 2:30 PM. This area has been ravaged by drought and heat for the past 4 or 5 years. I haven’t had a productive visit at this location since late July 2017. Very little nectar source was seen. No water was seen.

  • Common Wood-Nymph
  • Woodland Skipper

Woodland Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Mt. Umunhum, Sierra Azul Open Space Reserve
Santa Clara County, CA

  • Checkered White 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Dotted Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 24
  • Common Ringlet 12
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Woodland Skipper 1

Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Dotted Blue

Gray Hairstreak

Common Ringlet

Mormon Metalmark

Ryan MacLean

Greenwich
Fairfield County, CT

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Mike Troyan

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Westchester County, NY

8am-noon, 80 deg, calm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 8

Mike Troyan

Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve
Suffolk County, NY

9am-noon, 85deg, calm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Peck's Skipper

Sachem

Crossline Skipper

Common Ringlet

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Grand River Park, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

12:55-2:05, partly sunny, high 80’s, breezy

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Viceroy 5
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 2

Viceroy

Grant Stevenson

Bake Oven Knob
Lehigh County, PA

Also Snowberry Clearwing

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

This has been a very big year for Cabbage Whites. It has also been a big year for Checkered Whites, which I had not recorded here before. It seems that the Checkered Whites like to perch, mostly on black mustard, whereas the cabbages perch briefly, if at all. When I see a white perching, almost always it’s a Checkered White.

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Ronda G Spink

Chipman Preserve
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was partly cloudy-cloudy, 82°-75°, 8mph wind gusts-A storm chased us out of the preserve.
Surveyed from 11:00am-1:00pm

R. Spink, S. Rutgers, T. Rutgers, K. Rutgers

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 43
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 3

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Hackberry Emperor

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Tailed-Blue

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Two male and two female Monarchs emerged this morning and visited cert garden #2490. A female Black Swallowtail and Peck Skippers enjoyed the zinnias, lantanas, arizona blanket, columbine, phlox, bee balm, pearl everlasting, yarrow, herbs, sunflowers, coneflowers,and milkweed plants along with many other flowers!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 6
  • Peck's Skipper 5

Ryan MacLean

Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point
New Haven County, CT

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Snout 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 1

Jennifer Cote

Chicopee
Hampden County, MA

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Ethan Brown

Sand Ridge State Forest
Mason County, IL

“Butterfly Goldmine of the Midwest”

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 30+
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3+
  • Little Yellow 8+
  • Harvester 1
  • American Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • American Snout 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 4+
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Gray Comma 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 30+
  • Hackberry Emperor 50+
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 30+
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Ethan Brown

Manito
Mason County, IL

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5

Ethan Brown

Varna
Marshall County, IL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1