Recent sightings

John and Nancy Crosby

Levi Kennedy Farm Pecan Orchard on Levi Kennedy Road
Tattnall County, GA

78 degrees and sunny. The only nectar source we saw was wild turnip. Individuals were very fresh elosed after recent rain.

  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Edward Perry IV

Mason Terrace, Melbourne
Brevard County, FL

Yard butterflies.

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

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Karl and Dorothy Legler

National Butterfly Center in Mission, TX
Hidalgo County, TX

A couple of days after nearly 2 weeks of mostly cold, cloudy, windy, rainy weather. But there were plenty of butterflies here! In a few hours walk, we found 37 species.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 10
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 12
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen common
  • White Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Variegated Fritillary

Fatal Metalmark

Texan Crescent

Large Orange Sulphur

Chris Herz

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square
Chester County, PA

35 degrees and sunny. Near the vegetable gardens.

  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Steven Glynn

Florida Canyon area
Santa Cruz County, AZ

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

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

American Snout

Cloudless Sulphur

Violet-clouded Skipper

Nabokov's Satyr

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

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

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

Barred Yellow

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Queen

Monarch

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

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

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1

Bo Zaremba

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

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

Band-celled Sister

Curve-winged Metalmark

Dusky-blue Groundstreak

Guava Skipper

Question Mark

Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak

Giant White

Pale-spotted Leafwing

Pale-spotted Leafwing

Pale-spotted Leafwing

Ken Wilson

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

Mostly cloudy, 82 degrees, no wind.

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

American Snout

Blue Metalmark

Brown Longtail

Common Mellana

Mexican Bluewing

Mimosa Skipper

White Peacock

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Sickle-winged Skipper

Lyside Sulphur

Little Yellow

Julia Heliconian

Jim Wilkinson

Troy Park, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

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

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

American Lady

John and Nancy Crosby

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

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

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

Fiery Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Great Southern White

Great Southern White

Little Yellow

Ceraunus Blue

Long-tailed Skipper

Monarch

Zebra Heliconian

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Pearl Crescent

Steven Rosenthal

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clifford Hence

John Heinz NWR 420 entrance
Delaware County, PA

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

  • Common Buckeye 1

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

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

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

Mangrove Buckeye

Little Metalmark

Phaon Crescent

Obscure Skipper

Cassius Blue

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Clayton Koonce

Lake Kittamaqundi
Howard County, MD

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

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

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Variegated Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Comma

Sachem

Andrew Block

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

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Sachem 3

Denis C. Quinn

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

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

Sleepy Orange

Variegated Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Denis C. Quinn

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

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

  • Monarch 1

Steven Rosenthal

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

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

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

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