September 2022 Sightings

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Sachem 25
  • Zabulon Skipper 5

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 8

Question Mark

Hackberry Emperor

John and Nancy Crosby

Mount Lemmon, Catalina Mtns,
Pima County, AZ

Visited several sites off Catalina Highway. We missed the Meridian Duskywing seen by a friend. Photos available.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail X
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail X
  • Orange Sulphur X
  • Southern Dogface X
  • Cloudless Sulphur X
  • Mexican Yellow X
  • Tailed Orange X
  • Sleepy Orange X
  • Dainty Sulphur X
  • Gray Hairstreak X
  • Western Pygmy-Blue X
  • Marine Blue X
  • Reakirt's Blue X
  • Acmon Blue X
  • Arizona Metalmark X
  • American Snout X
  • Bordered Patch X
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot X
  • American Lady common
  • Tropical Buckeye X
  • Dorantes Longtail X
  • Desert Cloudywing X
  • Acacia Skipper X
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing X
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper X
  • Funereal Duskywing X
  • Erichson's White-Skipper X
  • Common Streaky-Skipper X
  • Common Sootywing X
  • Sheep Skipper X

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

The Sachem was laying eggs on the crabgrasses.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sachem 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

dark grass skipper photos attached appear to be of a Clouded Skipper, Lerema accius

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Sachem 25
  • Zabulon Skipper 8

Clouded Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

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

Did the loop from Silver Lake to Lake Solitude, Twin Lakes and back.
Saw a few Frits as well.

  • Ruddy Copper
  • Blue Copper
  • Melissa Blue
  • Field Crescent
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma 5+
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 2
  • Juba Skipper 3

Harry Zirlin

Hunter Mountain and vicinity
Greene County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 40+
  • Clouded Sulphur 30+
  • Orange Sulphur 30+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 14
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 5
  • Atlantis Fritillary 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Common Ringlet 100+
  • Monarch 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Great Spangled Fritillary

James L. Monroe

Gladys Fork Rd, Stonewall Jackson WMA
Lewis County, WV

sunny, humid, low 80’s, approximately 1 to 3 p.m.

Eastern Comma pristine fall-spring form

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 15+
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Great Spangled Fritillary

Spicebush Swallowtail

Renee Davis

Stump Pond Rd
Sullivan County, NY

Varieagated Fririllary was new for my yard
Clouded Sulphur was a white form

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Ringlet 15
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 7
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 7

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Common Ringlet

Least Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

American Copper

Lucy Merrill-Hills

My yard, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

Most of the butterflies were on rabbitbrush, which is blooming in many places in my town.

10:55-11:30, sunny, high 80’s

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Atlantis Fritillary 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Juba Skipper 2
  • Sandhill Skipper 1

Juba Skipper

Sandhill Skipper

Juba Skipper

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Grant Stevenson

Lehigh Canal Park, Bethlehem
Northampton County, PA

  • American Lady 1
  • Viceroy 1

Vinaya Frank

Montgomery Knolls neighborhood
Howard County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 10+
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10+
  • Cabbage White 10+
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 10+
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 30
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 25
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 24
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Spicebush Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

Clouded Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Observed butterflies around 5p.m. at the certified butterfly garden #2490. Hot and muggy weather with m
sunshine. Monarchs are migrating, enjoying the Mexican sunflowers.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 12+

Monarch

Renee Davis

Firemans Park, Downsville
Delaware County, NY

Lance Verderame called me when he found Fiery Skippers on the ball field. I made the trip and was able to see 4. He ended up seeing a total of 7. Last week when he found his life Varieagated Fritillary, he surpassed his goal of seeing 50 species of butterflies for Delaware County this year. Congratulations Lance!

  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur abundant
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 3
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Ringlet 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 3

American Copper

Bronze Copper

Fiery Skipper

Ronda G Spink

Chipman Preserve
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was partly cloudy, 80-84°, calm-5mph winds
Surveyed from 12:45pm-3:45pm

  • Cabbage White 53
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • American Copper 32
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 32
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Red-spotted Purple

Gray Hairstreak

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

American Copper

American Copper

Jennifer Ambs

Pocahontas State Park butterfly survey
Chesterfield County, VA

Annual park wide butterfly survey with the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 16
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Harvester 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 13
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Carolina Satyr 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hoary Edge 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Linda Cooper

Triple N Ranch WMA
Osceola County, FL

8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Weather: 79°-91°, winds 5-8 mph, mostly sunny all day. Fall wildflowers have not started to bloom very much yet. Florida False Sunflower & Florida Elephants Foot were major nectar choices along with frog fruit, buttonweed, loosestrife, thistle, goldenrod.
LCooper, EPerry, NPrine.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 28
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 18
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 11
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Little Metalmark 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 21
  • White Peacock 6
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 7
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Queen 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 6
  • Confused Cloudywing 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 11
  • Zarucco Duskywing 20
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 22
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 7
  • Arogos Skipper 19
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Sachem

Zebra Swallowtail

Arogos Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Northern Broken-Dash

Whirlabout

Arogos Skipper, Swarthy Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Palmetto Skipper

Confused Cloudywing

Eufala Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Southern Broken-Dash

Fiery Skipper

White Peacock

Carolina Satyr

Little Metalmark

Dun Skipper

Palmetto Skipper, Arogos Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Arogos Skipper

Sachem

Common Buckeye

Twin-spot Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

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

There were a few Frits flying above 10K.
Flowers are pretty dry at this point.

  • Blue Copper 1
  • Purplish Copper 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Forest Hills
Queens County, NY

We had a surprise visitor to our backyard, which dropped in and nectared for a couple minutes on our Buddleia.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Giant Swallowtail

Clifford Hence

Dixon Preserve
Montgomery County, PA

There were a few stands of New York Iron weed in the Butterfly garden where all the butterflies were located.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Sachem 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Spicebush Swallowtail

Sachem

Clifford Hence

John Heinz NWR at Tinicum
Philadelphia County, PA

This continues to to be a very poor summer for butterflies at the Heinz refuge, Most sighting have been “one offs” of individual species.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Broad-winged Skipper, Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Renee Davis

Sullivan County Community College
Sullivan County, NY

Fiery Skipper was new to Sullivan County. John Haas and I found a total of 8.
Found 1 dead white form of Clouded Sulphur

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 4
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Peck's Skipper 4

American Copper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

Black Swallowtail cats on Rue plants. Long-tailed Skipper showed up at 18:20 and was extremely active.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 13
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 13
  • Zabulon Skipper 9

Long-tailed Skipper

Karen Canon

Albuquerque foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Morning. Sunny, mid 70’s

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 20
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Southern Broken-Dash

Long-tailed Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Macomb
Macomb County, MI

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Monarch 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Overcast with temp about 67 early afternoon. Released 2 male Monarchs after they dried from pupas. Had 2 other Monarchs in the butterfly garden

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 4
  • Peck's Skipper 7

Ronda G Spink, T. Rutgers, and D. Dunlap

Wa Ke Nau Preserve
Allegan County, MI

Weather was cloudy, 66°, calm-6mph winds
Surveyed from 11:45am-1:45pm

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Ronda G Spink, T. Rutgers, and D. Dunlap

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Weather was cloudy, 66-72°, calm-6mph winds
Surveyed from 10:00am-4:00pm

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 2
  • Purplish Copper 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Viceroy 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Leonard's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Aphrodite Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Orange Sulphur

Leonard's Skipper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Aphrodite Fritillary

Denis C. Quinn

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

Mostly cloudy today early, and late day clouds thickened and rain arrived

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 16
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Silver-spotted Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Curtis Adkins

Mt Washington
Coos County, NH

Top of Mt Washington

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Steven Glynn

Sycamore Canyon area
Santa Cruz County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 12
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface common
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Mexican Yellow 6
  • Tailed Orange abundant
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 10
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Leda Ministreak 5
  • Marine Blue 20
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Arizona Metalmark 6
  • Palmer's Metalmark 4
  • American Snout 50
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 8
  • Elf 1
  • Elada Crescent 10
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • American Lady 20
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Tropical Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • California Sister 7
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Red Satyr 4
  • Queen 4
  • Dull Firetip 12
  • White-striped Longtail 7
  • Arizona Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 31
  • Desert Cloudywing 15
  • Acacia Skipper common
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 8
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper common
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Orange Skipperling 10
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Cestus Skipper 1
  • Sheep Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Dorantes Longtail

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mexican Fritillary

Elf

White-striped Longtail

Tailed Orange

Juniper Hairstreak

Glenn Koppel

Moraine State Park
Butler County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Mt Lemmon
Pima County, AZ

It was 73-93 degrees from 9-2 at different elevations.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Mexican Yellow 2
  • Tailed Orange 9
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Xami Hairstreak 2
  • Reakirt's Blue 5
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Elada Crescent 5
  • Texan Crescent 8
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red-bordered Satyr 2
  • Acacia Skipper 9
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 4
  • Orange Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Tailed Orange

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pacuvius Duskywing

Texan Crescent

Red-bordered Satyr

Xami Hairstreak

Orange Sulphur

Xami Hairstreak

Karen Canon

Suburban Albuquerque Foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Around 5:30 pm. Mid 80’s, sunny

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1

John Lampkin

Terra Ceia Preserve State Park
Manatee County, FL

With Clinton Gibson, Christin Meilink and Kate Smithson; Temps mid-upper 80’s; impending rain. 9-12.
We searched unsuccessfully for Western Pygmy Blues but found abundant hostplants, Sea Blite, Sueada linearis.
Photograph shows Monk Skipper on Virginia Saltmarsh Mallow, Kosteletzkya pentacarpos.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Cassius Blue abundant
  • Ceraunus Blue abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye abundant
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Obscure Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper

Monk Skipper

Glenn Koppel

Moraine State Park
Butler County, PA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Northern Pearly-eye

Karlo Mirth

Forest Park
Queens County, NY

While biking through Forest Park, I saw two Giant Swallowtails. This is the first time I’ve seen them in the park since 2019.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near town of Beaver
Beaver County, PA

between 2 and 3 p.m., sunny, mid-70’s

in addition to species listed there were two un IDed duskywings

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Renee Davis

My Yard, Stump Pond Road, Youngsville
Sullivan County, NY

After three days of rain it was nice to see the butterflies again.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 18
  • American Copper 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 13
  • Pearl Crescent 27
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Ringlet 15
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 5

Common Ringlet

Monarch

Meadow Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Buckeye

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 8

Viceroy

Karen Canon

Suburban Albuquerque foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Mid afternoon. Sunny, temps in mid 80’s

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 35
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 25
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Orange Sulphur

Southern Broken-Dash

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Sleepy Orange

Broad-winged Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn garden plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Monarch 4
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem common

Sleepy Orange

Red-banded Hairstreak

Glenn Koppel

Moraine State Park, South Shore
Butler County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Pearl Crescent

Meadow Fritillary

Clouded Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jeanette Klodzen

1800 block of Hollywood Ave (Salt Lake City)
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Monarch 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Twin Lakes Loop (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
San Juan County, UT

Record breaking heat wave moved out last night! 39 degrees at Silver Lake (8800ft) this morning (8am). Yea!

Walked the loop from Silver, Solitude, Twin and back to Silver Lake.

  • Ruddy Copper 2
  • Field Crescent 1

Clifford Hence

Upper Wissahickon Park Bells Mill to Northwestern Ave.
Philadelphia County, PA

Area suffered flooding earlier in the week.
Been a very poor year for butterflies in the area. Usually seen many more numbers and species in this section the park

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

David L. Amadio

Desert Road
Suffolk city, VA

Stopped to explore a small powerline ROW. Abundant nectar but late in the day around 4 p.m. with much of it shaded.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Southern Pearly-eye

David L. Amadio

White Marsh Rd.
Suffolk city, VA

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Great Dismal Swamp NWR
Suffolk city, VA

Obs. made from 10:20 to 3:45, Cloudy to partly sunny 75-80, winds N-NE 6-10. Explored both Washington ditch & Jericho ditch. Nectar overall poor, with skippers very hard to come by. Great Purple Hairstreaks were found in the tornado damaged area of Washington Ditch. In addition to the posted list there was at least one Anglewing & one large grass skipper that appeared to be Dion.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 30
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 11
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Viceroy 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1

Southern Pearly-eye

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

David L. Amadio

Eastern Shore NWR
Northampton County, VA

A brief visit here on the way south. Obs. made 8:15 to 9 a.m. Very dry, but the revitalized butterfly garden drew in a few early morning butterflies. Sunny 64 degrees

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Randy Harrod

Radnor Lake State Park, Nashville
Davidson County, TN

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Sunny, calm, low 80s. Great late season numbers, including a rare Fiery Skipper sighting (not commonly seen here).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 27
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 4
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 20
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Sachem 19
  • Zabulon Skipper 10
  • Dun Skipper 3

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Variegated Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Spicebush Swallowtail

Zabulon Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Dun Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Fiery Skipper

Cabbage White

Steven Glynn

Parker Canyon area
Cochise County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Southern Dogface 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Mexican Yellow 4
  • Tailed Orange common
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 5
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Ares Metalmark 9
  • Palmer's Metalmark 5
  • American Snout 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 6
  • Elada Crescent 4
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Tropical Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • California Sister 5
  • Queen 4
  • Dull Firetip 8
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Desert Cloudywing 2
  • Acacia Skipper 10
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 5
  • Erichson's White-Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Erichson's White-Skipper

Ares Metalmark

Steven Glynn

Canelo and Canelo Pass areas
Santa Cruz County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Mexican Yellow 10
  • Tailed Orange common
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Marine Blue 5
  • American Snout 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Elada Crescent 4
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Painted Crescent common
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Tropical Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • California Sister 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 6
  • Dull Firetip 11
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Acacia Skipper 6
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 4
  • Sunrise Skipper 8
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Orange Skipperling

Sunrise Skipper

Sunrise Skipper

Sunrise Skipper

David L. Amadio

Norfolk Botanical Garden
Norfolk city, VA

Obs. made from 9:35 to 5 p.m. Mostly cloudy to partly sunny and low 80’s. Winds ENE 8-15. Less than average numbers for this time of year but still well worth exploring.

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 13
  • Sleepy Orange 10
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 14
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 17
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Sachem common
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Variegated Fritillary

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

White M Hairstreak

Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Cloudless Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 16
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 7

Long-tailed Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Mostly sunny with temperature in upper 70s this evening. Observed 9 Monarchs visiting certified Monarch garden #2490.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 7

Monarch

Brian McGurgan

Kenai coast, Hope AK (60.91653° N, 149.46949° W)
Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK

Very strong cold winds, temperature in the low fifties, and light rain at 7:30pm. We camped beside Cook Inlet for beluga whale observation and photography and I was scanning the water in uncomfortable conditions when my wife called me over. She had found a Green Comma clinging to the cloth strap of a bag, the strong wind pressing the poor butterfly horizontal. As this was my first butterfly sighting in two rainy weeks, I swapped lenses and took photos despite the wind flapping the unfortunate butterfly all around. I eased the comma onto a battered conifer to give it some shelter from the wind (it’s perched on dried sap in a break on the tree in the attached photos). Then I very carefully lifted the butterfly and carried it back away from shore and placed it in a sheltered spot among twisted conifers where it would be far more protected. When I checked back on it half an hour later I couldn’t find it, so assume it located a hiding spot where perhaps it will pass the winter.

  • Green Comma 1

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Bart Jones

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Shelby County, TN

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 37
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Pearl Crescent 162
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Carolina Satyr 17
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 35
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 15
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Yehl Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Yehl Skipper

Monarch

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

9 a.m.-2 p.m. (rain). Weather: 77°-91°, winds 4-6 mph, partly cloudy and then rain. Nectar: Rayless sunflower, morning glory, musky mint, buchnera, Spanish needles, Florida Elephant’s Foot, pluchea, sky flower, roserush, buttonweed, blackroot. SClendenin, LCooper, DFraser, EPerry, NPrine.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 28
  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 11
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 25
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 20
  • Gray Hairstreak 36
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 27
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • White Peacock 20
  • Viceroy 10
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Zarucco Duskywing 43
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 14
  • Fiery Skipper 26
  • Whirlabout 10
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 3
  • Arogos Skipper 73
  • Delaware Skipper 6
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 11
  • Ocola Skipper 10

Confused Cloudywing

Aaron's Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Little Metalmark

Arogos Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Pearl Crescent

White Peacock

Common Buckeye

Delaware Skipper, Arogos Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Southern Broken-Dash

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Southern White

Whirlabout

Brian Ahern

Three Lakes WMA
Osceola County, FL

0830-1400, checked along main dirt roads through both the Highway SR-60 Unit and the Prairie Lakes Unit. Colony of Palmetto Skippers were found all along a 1 mile stretch nectaring mostly on Liatris which is just starting to bloom. Colony of Arogos Skippers were all found along a 0.5 mile section nectaring on Bidens and Elephants Foot.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 20
  • Cloudless Sulphur 25
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 35
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • White Peacock 20
  • Viceroy 8
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 7
  • Queen 22
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 45
  • Zarucco Duskywing 15
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 5
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Whirlabout 22
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 6
  • Arogos Skipper 21
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Palmetto Skipper 32
  • Eufala Skipper 8
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 40

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Palmetto Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Southern Skipperling

Lucy Merrill-Hills

My yard, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

Late morning, sunny, 75 degrees

The main nectar sources are asters, rabbitbrush, zinnias, catmint, thistle, and coneflowers plus a variety of grasses. I was excited to see the Monarch fly into my yard!

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Field Crescent 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Juba Skipper 2

Checkered White

Field Crescent, Checkered White

Juba Skipper

Monarch

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 1

White M Hairstreak

Jeanette Klodzen

Cecret Lake Trail up to Sugarloaf Pass - Little Cottonwood Canyon
Salt Lake County, UT

Elevation 9400 - 10500 ft.
Majority of the butterflies were seen above 10,200 ft.

  • Phoebus Parnassian
  • Checkered White
  • Ruddy Copper
  • Blue Copper
  • Melissa Blue
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • Field Crescent
  • Juba Skipper

Ruddy Copper

Ruddy Copper

Ruddy Copper

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Muggy 80 degrees. The two Duskywing photos are of the same individual.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Coronis Fritillary 1
  • California Sister 5
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Woodland Skipper 15

Woodland Skipper

Mournful Duskywing

Mournful Duskywing

Brian Ahern

Richloam Wildlife Management Area
Sumter County, FL

0900-1430, South Grade, Center Grade and North Grade Roads were covered. Mostly focusing for unusual and rare Skippers. Fresh broods of Red-banded Hairstreak and Twin-spot Skipper were encountered. Unfortunately the single (and very fresh) Duke’s Skipper flew before photos were obtained.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 10
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 15
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 20
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 18
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 10
  • Viceroy 15
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 35
  • Zarucco Duskywing 12
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 16
  • Southern Broken-Dash 20
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 7
  • Byssus Skipper 5
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Dukes' Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 40
  • Ocola Skipper 45

Twin-spot Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Least Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

Today was mostly cloudy, with misting and light rain showers, and only a few minutes at a time of sunshine

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 5

Common Buckeye

Common Checkered-Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Sachem

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Thomas Baxter

Molina Basin - Campground and Washes
Pima County, AZ

Hung out all morning, holding out for AZ Powdered Skipper - no luck. Temps: high 70s
Mostly sunny with rolling cloud cover.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail Common
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur X
  • Southern Dogface X
  • Mexican Yellow X
  • Tailed Orange X
  • Sleepy Orange X
  • Dainty Sulphur X
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Marine Blue 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 10
  • Spring Azure 10
  • American Snout 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Theona Checkerspot 2
  • Bordered Patch 8
  • Tiny Checkerspot 3
  • Elada Crescent X
  • American Lady 3
  • Tropical Buckeye 5
  • California Sister 2
  • Nabokov's Satyr 1
  • Queen 6
  • Dorantes Longtail 6
  • Northern Cloudywing 4
  • Acacia Skipper 4
  • Meridian Duskywing 1
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Orange Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 20
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem common

American Lady

Gray Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Viceroy

Glenn Koppel

East Point Sanctuary, Biddeford
York County, ME

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 2

Melissa Bruesehoff

Eastpointe
Macomb County, MI

  • Monarch 3
  • Peck's Skipper 5

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and around 80 degrees in the mid-afternoon. Observed 4 Monarchs in the certified butterfly garden, and an addinonal one flying around at a grocery parking lot.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 5

Denis C. Quinn

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

Red Banded Hairstreak was the first of the year and found in Japanese stilt grass @ 09:13. Our half an acre of sunflowers is attracting lots of butterflies now, as well as birds too.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 16
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Sachem 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Long-tailed Skipper

Sachem

Long-tailed Skipper

Peck's Skipper

John J. Collins

Wallkill River NWR-Winding Waters Trail
Orange County, NY

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

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 33
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Monarch 15
  • Least Skipper 5

Ryan Johnson

The Lodge at Woodloch
Pike County, PA

6 Ad. Monarch & 3 Monarch caterpillers

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Monarch 6

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch

Karen Canon

Sand Beach, Acadia Natl. Park
Hancock County, ME

Sunny, mid morning

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 4

Monarch

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near town of Beaver
Beaver County, PA

2 to 2:30 p.m., mid-70’s, sunny

one Eastern Comma was a beat up summer form and the other a pristine fall/spring form

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 20+
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Denis C. Quinn

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

It was quite windy and cooler today, with temperatures in the low 70s.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Sachem 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Painted Lady

Jim Wilkinson

Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract
Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 13
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 12

Eastern Comma

Sleepy Orange

White M Hairstreak

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 25
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 24

Painted Lady

White M Hairstreak

Ken Wilson

Oracle State Park
Pinal County, AZ

Sunny, little to no wind, 95 degrees. Conditions were dry. No water seen.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Southern Dogface
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Texan Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Queen
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper
  • Northern White-Skipper
  • Orange Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper

Arizona Powdered-Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Desert Checkered-Skipper

Dorantes Longtail

Fiery Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Northern White-Skipper

Painted Lady

Reakirt's Blue

Texan Crescent

Tiny Checkerspot

Variegated Fritillary

Common Buckeye

American Snout

American Lady

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

Very pleasant day, sunny, low 70’s.

Most of the butterflies seen were in one large aster patch, very little elsewhere. Asters and a sprinkling of purple thistles were the main nectar source.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Acmon Blue 12
  • Coronis Fritillary 26
  • Mylitta Crescent 20
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 16
  • Common Ringlet 30
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Woodland Skipper 25
  • Umber Skipper 35

American Lady

Acmon Blue

Cabbage White

Lorquin's Admiral

Common Buckeye

Coronis Fritillary

Umber Skipper

Umber Skipper

Woodland Skipper

Woodland Skipper

Mylitta Crescent

Common Ringlet

Ryan Johnson

Hollisterville Yard (Salem Twp.)
Wayne County, PA

Species encountered within or near my pollinator garden.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

American Lady

American Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 30
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 25

White M Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Cabbage White

Melissa Bruesehoff

Eastpointe
Macomb County, MI

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Monarch 12

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and humid, temps in mid 80’s. Ten Monarchs visited the cert butterfly garden enjoying nectar before migrating.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 6

Ronda G Spink

Chipman Preserve
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was partly cloudy, 82°, 11-13mph wind gusts
Survey time:1:30PM-4:15PM

  • Cabbage White 40
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • American Copper 35
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Viceroy

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Cabbage White

American Lady

American Copper

Denis C. Quinn

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

Red-banded Hairstreak was on the side window of the car.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Sachem 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Red-banded Hairstreak

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Cabbage White

Brian McGurgan

Seward Highway Pulloff M91.5 near Tidewater Slough (60.94228° N, 149.21087° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

A beautiful sunny day at 55° with scattered clouds and steady wind. I was observing the last of a distant group of belugas pass by for our photo identification work when a flutter in the parking area of the scenic pulloff caught my eye. A vibrant, fresh Mourning Cloak flew about in the sun among the cars. After photographing the butterfly, I couldn’t resist the urge of offering it my gloved hand. The Mourning Cloak crawled onto my glove and remained perched there as I walked slowly with it to show my wife. As we approached her, the butterfly lifted off and fluttered away high over the parked cars.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Steven Glynn and Peter DeGennaro

Patagonia/Sonoita Regional Spots
Santa Cruz County, AZ

Rosita Patch found by Peter DeGennaro and represents a very rare find in Arizona.

Diversity and numbers seem to be building now, after monsoon season has subsided.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Southern Dogface 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Boisduval's Yellow 1
  • Mexican Yellow 8
  • Tailed Orange abundant
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Leda Ministreak 3
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Marine Blue 15
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Fatal Metalmark 4
  • Palmer's Metalmark 20
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Arachne Checkerspot 3
  • Bordered Patch 8
  • Rosita Patch 1
  • Tiny Checkerspot 5
  • Elada Crescent common
  • Texan Crescent common
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Painted Crescent 2
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Tropical Buckeye 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • California Sister 6
  • Empress Leilia 3
  • Queen 3
  • Dull Firetip 4
  • Dorantes Longtail common
  • Acacia Skipper common
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Tropical Least Skipper 4
  • Orange Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • White-barred Skipper 1
  • Sheep Skipper 1
  • Toltec Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Violet-clouded Skipper 2

Rosita Patch

Boisduval's Yellow

Violet-clouded Skipper

White-barred Skipper

Arachne Checkerspot

Clouded Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Viceroy

Rosita Patch

Jeff Gesell

Plainfield Township - GCEC
Northampton County, PA

Sunny, breezy, low 70s. There appears to be a nice Sleepy Orange colony again established, which has been consistent nearly every year. A lone tattered female Cloudless Sulphur seen…usually by now we’re seeing decent numbers. Not a good year for them in this area, as only a handful of adults have been seen between several sites - and not a single caterpillar.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 41
  • American Copper 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 16
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Sachem

Monarch

Spicebush Swallowtail

Red-banded Hairstreak

Variegated Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Peck's Skipper

American Copper

Mike Reese

Russell Hill
Grant County, WI

Terry Mortier found a single Southern Dogface here on September 17 and I went to find them. I had only seen eight total in Wisconsin and was surprised and happy to find nine today including a mated pair.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 40
  • Clouded Sulphur 17
  • Orange Sulphur 25
  • Southern Dogface 9
  • Little Yellow 14
  • Bronze Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Sachem

Gray Hairstreak

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 18

Painted Lady

Common Sootywing

Horace's Duskywing

Linda Cooper

Avon Park Air Force Range
Highlands County, FL

This property is located in Polk and Highlands County. 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Weather: 78°-90°, partly cloudy, winds light. Property is very wet and recent burns have lots of wildflowers that will bloom soon. Nectar: Redroot, liatris, carphephorus, Eryngium yuccifolium, physostegia.
LCooper, SFarnsworth, CGibson, SGilman, GHill, KNolan.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 20
  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur 37
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 12
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 23
  • Little Metalmark 14
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Common Buckeye 19
  • White Peacock 75
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 31
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 7
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 12
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 3
  • Delaware Skipper 15
  • Palmetto Skipper 29
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 13
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 11

Delaware Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Mirror Lake Trail
Duchesne County, UT

Sunny, windy, low 50 degrees

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Ronda G Spink

Wa Ke Nau Preserve
Allegan County, MI

Weather was clear, 72°, 9mph winds
Survey time was 12:00pm-1:00pm

R. Spink and D. Dunlap

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Cabbage White

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Weather was partly cloudy 70°-77°, 6-9mph winds
Survey time was 10:15am-4:30pm

R. Spink and D. Dunlap

  • Cabbage White 27
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Bronze Copper 2
  • Purplish Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 17
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 13
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Variegated Fritillary

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Brian Ahern

Richloam Wildlife Management Area
Sumter County, FL

0830-1300, spot checking for Duke’s Skipper in appropriate swampy habitat so not a thorough survey for all species in other habitats. Nectar sources are increasing, more blooming Pickerelweed and Bidens however today was pretty cloudy and overcast

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 10
  • Viceroy 5
  • Queen 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 20
  • Zarucco Duskywing 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 8
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Delaware Skipper 6
  • Byssus Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 4
  • Dukes' Skipper 12
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 20
  • Ocola Skipper 28

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Jill Gorman

Gainesville
Hall County, GA

Nectaring on ironweed

  • Dorantes Longtail 1

Dorantes Longtail

Dorantes Longtail

Dorantes Longtail

Dorantes Longtail

Lucy Merrill-Hills

My yard, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

After several overcast or rainy days, and nightly temperatures in the 40’s, temperatures have warmed up to the low 80’s with nighttime lows in the 50’s. Today I saw five butterfly species in my yard, including an undetermined Fritillary species.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Field Crescent 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Joanne Langabee

Homestead National Park
Gage County, NE

First survey of butterflies at Homestead National Park. Will be doing one each month next year. It was 95 degrees with strong wind but still saw plenty of butterflies. The Marine Blue was the first one seen in Gage County.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 179
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 17
  • Pearl Crescent 45
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 64
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 143
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Marine Blue

Sachem

Monarch

Dainty Sulphur

Jim Wilkinson

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
Queen Anne's County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2

Monarch

Cloudless Sulphur

Linda Cooper

Three Lakes WMA
Osceola County, FL

Williams Road Unit 11:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Weather: 82°-88°, winds 5-6 mph, partly cloudy to cloudy. Covered only a few miles. Looking specifically for Arogos Skippers.Area very wet. Some fall wildflowers starting to bloom. LCooper, SFarnsworth, CGibson, GHill, JLampkin, EPerry, NPrine.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 40
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 18
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20
  • Barred Yellow 9
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 11
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • Little Metalmark 15
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 10
  • Viceroy 4
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 7
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Confused Cloudywing 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 11
  • Swarthy Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 19
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Arogos Skipper 65
  • Palmetto Skipper 19
  • Dusted Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 12
  • Ocola Skipper 10

Sleepy Orange

Northern Broken-Dash

Palmetto Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Palmetto Skipper

Whirlabout

Variegated Fritillary

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Ocola Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Whirlabout

Confused Cloudywing

Linda Cooper

Triple N Ranch WMA
Osceola County, FL

9 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Weather: 79°-82°, winds light, partly cloudy. Surveyed about 1/2 mile looking for Arogos Skippers only. Not a lot of wildflowers yet. LCooper, SClendenin, SFarnsworth, CGibson, GHill, JLampkin, EPerry, NPrine.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 13
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 2
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Confused Cloudywing 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Arogos Skipper 24
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Clouded Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

White Peacock

Zebra Swallowtail

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Denis C. Quinn

Dix WMA at the end of NJ 601 and the end of Farm Lane off of Seabreeze Road
Cumberland County, NJ

I had two pickups, one each in Carneys Point and Pennsville before stopping here, well out of my way and not on my assignment so I rushed a quick observation here.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 18
  • Sleepy Orange 17
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 5

Sharon Adams

Sedum garden in my yard, North Branch
Chisago County, MN

  • Purplish Copper 1

Purplish Copper

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Peck's Skipper

Lucy Merrill-Hills

My yard and a small portion of Alder Park
Garfield County, CO

The main nectar sources today were asters and rabbitbrush, a shrub which lines almost every path in my neighborhood. 11:50-12:50, partly sunny, high 70’s.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Field Crescent 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Juba Skipper 2

Field Crescent

Cabbage White

Juba Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Walter Wallenstein

Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area
Osceola County, FL

In the field from 8:00am to 4:00pm. 100% sunshine & tons of butterflies! With S.Wallenstein, D.Vollmar, B.DeWitt, S.McCleod, & E. McCleod

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 74
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 21
  • Cloudless Sulphur 44
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 45
  • Gray Hairstreak 9
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 7
  • Ceraunus Blue 14
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Common Buckeye 23
  • White Peacock 17
  • Viceroy 7
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Georgia Satyr 18
  • Queen 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Confused Cloudywing 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Zarucco Duskywing 53
  • Swarthy Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Arogos Skipper 166
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Eufala Skipper 5
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Cloudless Sulphur

Carolina Satyr

Red-banded Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Little Yellow

Delaware Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Swarthy Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Confused Cloudywing

Long-tailed Skipper

Little Metalmark

Arogos Skipper

Common Buckeye

Viceroy

Mike Troyan

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

very hot, many mosquitoes

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Florida White 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 10
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • Florida Purplewing 4
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Hammock Skipper 5

Florida Purplewing

Mangrove Skipper

Mangrove Buckeye

Hammock Skipper

Large Orange Sulphur

Hammock Skipper

Florida Purplewing

Cassius Blue

Lucy Merrill-Hills

The lower portion of the West Colorow Trail, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

Sunny, low 80’s, 2:30-3PM

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Juba Skipper

Mormon Metalmark

Mylitta Crescent

Bart Jones

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

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Viceroy
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Common Sootywing
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Least Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Little Glassywing
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper
  • Dun Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

The day was very slow to warm up, from a low of 42, and very windy with a high of 68 and a mostly sunny sky

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Sachem 11
  • Zabulon Skipper 8

American Lady

Orange Sulphur

Painted Lady

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Common Checkered-Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Lucy Merrill-Hills

The East Colorow Trail, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

Sunny, low to mid 70’s, 12:30-1:30PM

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 7
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5

Mylitta Crescent

Sharon Solloway

121 Pinion Drive
Woodward County, OK

Two American Snouts have been in my gardens for two days—one with intact wings, one with tattered wings. I rarely see American Snouts.

  • American Snout 2

American Snout

American Snout

Andrew Block

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

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Sachem common

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 24

Cloudless Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Saw first Melissa Blue for Fontenelle Forest. Also had 2 stray Marine Blue, which have been sighted a number of times recently. Perfect weather, little wind, sunny and temperature around 70.

  • Cabbage White 86
  • Orange Sulphur 181
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Melissa Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Painted Lady 22
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Common Checkered-Skipper

Marine Blue

Eastern Comma

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

Variegated Fritillary

Painted Lady

Marine Blue

Viceroy

Melissa Blue

Northern Pearly-eye

Ryan Johnson

Varden Conservation Area
Wayne County, PA

Species encountered while walking some of the hiking trails. The total tally for Monarchs was a conservative count; this was the most abundant species and was glad of such a reality considering this species recent classification as endangered!
Weather: Sunny and 71 degrees Fahrenheit. Walking Distance= 1.5 miles. Joined by girlfriend Meghan Leuthe.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 15

Lucy Merrill-Hills

The Talbott Trail, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

I finally managed to get a few photos of the teeny tiny blue butterfly I’ve been seeing in New Castle all Summer; a Western Pygmy-blue, another new species for me.

Sunny, high 70’s, 12:20-1:30PM.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 2

Western Pygmy-Blue

Painted Lady

Monarch

Western Pygmy-Blue

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Alder Park, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

12:15-1:30PM, partly sunny, high 70’s.

Rabbitbrush, bindweed and asters continue to be the primary nectar sources.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Purplish Copper 2
  • Lilac-bordered Copper 3
  • Field Crescent 4
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 13

Monarch

Purplish Copper

Lilac-bordered Copper

Cabbage White

Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Mylitta Crescent

Field Crescent