Recent sightings

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

With nectar sources almost completely depleted, the number of species continues to decline. A few strongholds still…

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Ronald Hedden

RPI campus
Rensselaer County, NY

Two Milbert’s Tortoiseshells were surprise visitors to the Buddleia bush next to my office building.

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 2

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

We had a filling frost on Oct 11 so was anxious to walk my survey route to see how many butterflies I would see. The weather was not ideal with winds up to 35 mph, temps around 55 degrees but it was sunny. I was out for around 1.5 hours.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 10
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

Common Buckeye

Eastern Comma

Orange Sulphur

Question Mark

Monarch

Andrew Block

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

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3+
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch common
  • Sachem 1

Andrew Block

S.R. 9A, Briarcliff Manor,
Westchester County, NY

Seen at the intersection with N. State Rd. flying across the gas station.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Sleepy Orange

Painted Lady

Ocola Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

Evan though we have strong sunshine and little air movement we have less sightings daily with adequate nectar sources available but quite cool overnights.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Harris Neck NWR - Meadow at the Boat Ramp
McIntosh County, GA

85 degrees full sun. Very dry. Glassberg shows a similar Sleepy Orange and describes it as dry weather winter form. I do NOT see Funereal Duskywing on this list? [Funereal Duskywing may be a new state record? MR]

  • Little Yellow abundant
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary superabundant
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper abundant
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper abundant
  • Ocola Skipper superabundant

Eufala Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Phaon Crescent

Dun Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Funereal Duskywing

Long-tailed Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Ceraunus Blue

Sleepy Orange

Little Yellow

Denis C. Quinn

9/10ths mile west of DE 896, field in rear of Medical complex
New Castle County, DE

Weedy field in rear of medical complex surprised me. Monarch came to wooded area with trees about 80/90 feet tall and the Monarch flew up and over these seemingly effortlessly.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Robert Gilson

Sandhills Gamelands, near Firetower Road
Richmond County, NC

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 22
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 5
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye 25+
  • Monarch 9
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 18
  • Fiery Skipper 30
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 18

Whirlabout

Sachem

Randy Harrod

Home garden
Davidson County, TN

  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Sachem common

Robert Gilson

Francis Marion National Forest
Charleston County, SC

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 20
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 12

Eufala Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Clifford Hence

John Heinz NWR Philadelphia
Philadelphia County, PA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Renee Davis

Stump Pond Rd, Youngsville
Sullivan County, NY

The Milbert’s Tortoiseshell landed on me and stayed on my jeans for over 30 minutes when I had to disturb it. I hated to but I couldn’t stay there all day! Many more butterflies to look at. My Verbena bonariensis was very active along with my Senorita Rosalita cleomes.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Red Admiral

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Denis C. Quinn

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

Mostly cloudy, breezy mainly Eastery (ENE to SSE), 41°/65°. 2 Black Swallowtail cats on Parsley.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Horace's Duskywing

Steven Rosenthal

Jones Beach State Park Field 4- cental mall plantings and 'wild play' theme park area
Nassau County, NY

1 hr 20 minute visit, after 4 days of cold weather (evening temps as low as the 40s) and rain from a subtropical storm. The storm, plus the fact the “Wild play” area has been completely mowed since my prior visit, likely contributed to the lack of Cloudless Sulphurs after their presence for over 2 months. None were seen at the two Point Lookout sites either.

  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 0
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch common
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Linda Cooper

Avon Park Air Force Range
Highlands County, FL

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. worked fall wildflowers on Kissimmee RD, Durden Rd, Blood Rd and Kissimmee River area. Weather: 78°-86°, sun all day, light winds. Nectar: liatris, carphephorus, Florida Elephant’s Foot. LCooper, SFarnsworth, NPrine.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 12
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 23
  • Cloudless Sulphur 17
  • Barred Yellow 7
  • Little Yellow 52
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Little Metalmark 21
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • White Peacock 115
  • Viceroy 4
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Georgia Satyr 116
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 11
  • Southern Broken-Dash 32
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 12
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 31

Palmetto Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Barred Yellow

Palmetto Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Three-spotted Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(25-375) Great day with plenty of sunshine. Lots of Long-tailed Skippers passing through the park and a high count for Monk Skipper.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Statira Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 75
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Cassius Blue 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 30
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • White Peacock 35
  • Mangrove Skipper 31
  • Long-tailed Skipper 68
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Three-spotted Skipper 7
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Monk Skipper 22
  • Obscure Skipper 24
  • Ocola Skipper 21

Statira Sulphur

Spicebush Swallowtail

Monk Skipper

Little Metalmark

Mangrove Skipper

Dainty Sulphur