Recent sightings

Randy Harrod

Ellington Agricultural Center
Davidson County, TN

area around wildflower garden
overcast 79 and windy

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Ron Smith

Yard butterflies
Pinellas County, FL

The Fulvous’ have been present 4 days running. Temps reached 90 this afternoon.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 4
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 3
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Fulvous Hairstreak

Checkered White

Cassius Blue

Fiery Skipper

Tom Palmer

Ocala National Forest
Marion County, FL

Mostly in Lake Delancy area. Very dry; few nectar sources besides some scattered thistle. SR 19 roadside recently mowed.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 10
  • Zebra Swallowtail 22
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Southern Cloudywing

Zebra Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Renee Davis

Stump Pond Road, Youngsville
Sullivan County, NY

Woohoo first of the season here in the Catskills!

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Kathy Beza Richardson

Louisa County High School
Louisa County, VA

cloudy, mid 60’s

  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Bill Lupardus

4408 Parkhurst Dr Midland
Midland County, TX

one adult, nectaring on Littleleaf Sumac Rhus microphylla

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Monarch

Michael Diederich

Valley View Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2

Marcus Gray & Family

Home garden in Huguenot
Orange County, NY

First garden butterfly for the year!

  • Cabbage White 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Tabby Oaks, Shellman Bluff, GA 31331
McIntosh County, GA

74 degrees, sunny & breezy. Henry’s Elfin (yawehus subspecies) was nectaring on it’s host plant, ilex vomitoria, yapon holly. The Spring Azure was on it’s host American Holly & is a ‘Holly’ Azure.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Henry's Elfin 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 20
  • Little Wood-Satyr 45

Henry's Elfin

Red-banded Hairstreak

Little Wood-Satyr

Palamedes Swallowtail

Carolina Satyr

Henry's Elfin

Michael Diederich

19 Chappaqua Mountain Road Butterfly Garden, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Comma 1

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trail.
Worcester County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 50

Tom Palmer

Ocala National Forest
Marion County, FL

Dry conditions; little pollen sources except some thistles. HWy 19 recently mowed.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 10
  • Zebra Swallowtail 22
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Altamaha River Basin
McIntosh County, GA

75 degrees, cloudy.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Salt Marsh Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Plum Orchard Cemetery near Townsend WMA
McIntosh County, GA

75 degrees, cloudy. Most of the photos were taken through the truck window as the gnats were swarming!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 21
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

Common Buckeye

Spicebush Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Bart Jones

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Shelby County, TN

Finally, after days and days of rain, we had a beautiful day with a high of 85! The Southern Dogface was a surprise, we usually don’t see them in the spring. As is typical for spring brood butterflies, not much was stopping long enough to get photos. As I was leaving to go to the park, I had a Sleepy Orange fly through the back yard.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Monarch 2

Orange Sulphur

Rick Borchelt

Green Ridge State Forest
Allegany County, MD

Cool and cloudy morning followed by sun and temperatures climbing into the low 60s F by late afternoon. “Spring” Azure here is better referred to Summer Azure spring form, our earliest azure species.

  • Olympia Marble 6
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 2

Dreamy Duskywing

Eastern Comma

Olympia Marble

Curtis A. Lehman

Cedar Creek Park
Westmoreland County, PA

First butterflies of the year.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Spring Azure 12
  • Eastern Comma 5

Ronda G Spink

Devil's Hammock-Andrews Road-North Entrance-Levy County
Levy County, FL

Start weather: Partly cloudy, 71 degrees, calm
End weather: Partly cloudy, 89 degrees, 5mph wind
Start time: 9:55am
End time: 4:50pm
R. Spink and B. Woodmansee

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 35
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • American Snout 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Phaon Crescent 86
  • Pearl Crescent 60
  • Question Mark 3
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 13
  • Carolina Satyr 33
  • Little Wood-Satyr 15
  • Monarch 29
  • Queen 67
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 17
  • Dun Skipper 1

Viceroy

Jim Wilkinson

Race Road, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Cabbage White

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trail.
Worcester County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 12

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak