Recent sightings

Ethan Brown

Sand Ridge State Park and roadsides
Mason County, IL

- Mostly sunny- mostly cloudy, 79-82 degrees.

Notes: The Harvester was a unusually large female. Twice as large as the harvesters seen previously. She was laying eggs on Wooly Aphids. The Spicebush Swallowtail was hugging the forest edge. I was surprised at the lack of Spicebush Swallowtails considering how many we saw a month ago.

Excited to finally see one or more Cloudless Sulphurs. I wanted to get close but both were flying full speed ahead.

Many of the Silver Spotted Skippers were caterpillars hiding in their leaf shelter.

I am still trying to find a Goatweed Leafwing at this location, but no luck yet!

We also saved a poor Eastern Comma that was stunned from getting grazed by a car. It seems to be recovering.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur superabundant
  • Orange Sulphur superabundant
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1+
  • Harvester 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue abundant
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Gray Comma 8+
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Monarch 1+
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8+

John and Nancy Crosby

Altamaha WMA Townsend Tract
McIntosh County, GA

85 degrees, sunny. Summer Farewell was in bloom.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Georgia Satyr 8
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 12

Little Yellow

Georgia Satyr

Little Metalmark

Whirlabout

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 20

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Comma

John and Nancy Crosby

Barbour Landing Boat Ramp Entrance & Meadow at Harris Neck NWR
McIntosh County, GA

85 degrees, sunny late afternoon.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow common
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 8
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Dun Skipper 4
  • Eufala Skipper 5
  • Salt Marsh Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper common

Southern Skipperling

Eufala Skipper

Barred Yellow

Ceraunus Blue

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Clouded Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Salt Marsh Skipper

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(27-333) 8:30-Noon. Lots of sunshine throughout the morning. Bidens and fogfruit everywhere.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Statira Sulphur 6
  • Barred Yellow 22
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 3
  • Cassius Blue 23
  • Ceraunus Blue 25
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 18
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 33
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 75
  • Queen 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 50
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 31
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Monk Skipper 9
  • Obscure Skipper 7
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Sachem

Little Metalmark

Three-spotted Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Barred Yellow

Southern Skipperling

Roy Cohutta

Big Ben WMA, Spring Creek Unit
Taylor County, FL

Large WMA along the Gulf Coast, Various habitats, 9 hours: 0915-1815, 65-82F, NE 4-12MPH, Cloud Cover 5-13%, 29.976831664963576, -83.7156998321445

Photo notes:
Crab and Lynx Spiders caught Long-tailed Skippers.
Female and male Delaware Skippers.
Metalmark dorsal and ventral views.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 20
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 20
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Georgia Satyr 8
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper abundant
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 10
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 15
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Byssus Skipper 2
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 5
  • Twin-spot Skipper 15
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper common

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary

Long-tailed Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Zebra Heliconian

Little Metalmark

Long-tailed Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Little Metalmark

Gray Hairstreak

Byssus Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Following 2days of heavy rains, 5” at the Monarch Waystation #2490, 3 Monarchs visited. Another Monarch came out of pupa and flew away.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Monarch

Monarch

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 3

Beth Polvino

my yard NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

First documented Brazilian Skipper (by picture) in the county this season though I have had caterpillars here and currently there is a chrysalis on a canna leaf in my yard. 2 continuing Long-tailed Skippers which is a southern stray to this area. The yard has Cloudless Sulphur and Sleepy Orange caterpillars and chrysalis with good numbers of Question Mark and Black Swallowtail cats. Explosion of male Fiery Skippers in the yard.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Sachem 18
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Brazilian Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Sleepy Orange

Cloudless Sulphur

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 15

Black Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

John and Nancy Crosby

Priester Road NE
McIntosh County, GA

85 degrees, late afternoon, sunny.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 6
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Zarucco Duskywing 6
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Gulf Fritillary

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Yellow

Ocola Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Red-banded Hairstreak

White Checkered-Skipper

White Checkered-Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Salt Marsh Skipper

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

9-23-21 A beautiful day sunny, around 75 degrees. Had 1 Pearl Crescent, 5 Eastern Tail-Blue, 1 Least Skipper. 9-24-21 Another gorgeous day! 83 degrees and sunny.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Jeff Gesell

Several locations along the Delaware River
Northampton County, PA

Sunny, breezy, 70 degrees. Low numbers with a lack of nectar sources, but a tattered Pipevine Swallowtail was a nice way to wrap up a beautiful fall day…

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 8

'Summer' Spring Azure

Mourning Cloak

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Sachem

Steven Glynn

Patagonia-Harshaw Area
Santa Cruz County, AZ

Full day of butterflying. Covered the Harshaw Road loop and the Patagonia community butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Checkered White 4
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Southern Dogface 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Mexican Yellow abundant
  • Tailed Orange abundant
  • Sleepy Orange abundant
  • Dainty Sulphur abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Leda Ministreak 6
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 15
  • Marine Blue 9
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Palmer's Metalmark 14
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Tiny Checkerspot 4
  • Elada Crescent 20
  • Texan Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • California Sister 4
  • Empress Leilia common
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 6
  • Funereal Duskywing 13
  • White Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Sachem 1
  • White-barred Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 6
  • Violet-clouded Skipper 1

White-barred Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Violet-clouded Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Sachem

Great Southern White

Leda Ministreak

Fatal Metalmark

White-barred Skipper

West Coast Lady

John and Nancy Crosby

Cay Creek Wetlands & Adjacent Meadow, Midway, GA
Liberty County, GA

84 degrees, sunny. It was a long way from the boardwalk to the blooming Pickerel Weed where with binoculars we spotted 3 Broadwing Skippers
!

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 8
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 12

Broad-winged Skipper

Viceroy

Palamedes Swallowtail

Viceroy

Little Yellow

Zarucco Duskywing

Gulf Fritillary

Spicebush Swallowtail

John and Nancy Crosby

Barbour Landing Boat Ramp & Entrance Road at Harris Neck NWR
McIntosh County, GA

84, Sunny. Liatris was in full bloom on the entrance road.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow common
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper common

Barred Yellow

Ceraunus Blue

Ceraunus Blue

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eufala Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Little Metalmark

Long-tailed Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Southern Skipperling

Southern Skipperling

Zarucco Duskywing

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Swarthy Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Andy Birkey

Clear Creak Canyon - Big Easy Trailhead
Jefferson County, CO

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Gray Hairstreak 15
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Melissa Blue 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Mormon Fritillary common
  • Field Crescent 7
  • Hoary Comma 5
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Juba Skipper common
  • Common Branded Skipper 5

Juba Skipper

Hoary Comma

Melissa Blue

Marine Blue

Juba Skipper

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

American Snout

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Sachem 20

Variegated Fritillary

Sachem

Red-banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15

Least Skipper

Andrew Block

Allen's Meadow Park, Wilton,
Fairfield County, CT

Long-tailed Skipper seen here today. Reporting for Joe Bear who found it this am. He also took the photo.

  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper