Recent sightings

Douglas Buege

Sawbill Trail and Road 166
Cook County, MN

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • White Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 1
  • European Skipper superabundant

John and Nancy Crosby

Hwy 17 just south of Altamaha WMA & across from Mudcat Charlie Restaurant sign.
Glynn County, GA

We left off a Julia Heliconia at Harry Driggers Road today and it is in Glynn County.
Hwy 17 Across from Mudcat Charlie’s Restaurant sign: 93 degrees and sunny. Targeted Dukes Skipper historically found here on pickerel lily & buttonbush near the edge of the woods & near the marsh grass.

  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Southern Skipperling 5

Ceraunus Blue

John and Nancy Crosby

Harry Driggers Blvd Powerline Wetlands 1/10 mile W of Hwy 17.
McIntosh County, GA

93 degrees, humid. Targeted Dukes Skipper as this is an historical location for them.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dion Skipper 5

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Southern Skipperling

John and Nancy Crosby

Intersection Hwy 17 & Ardock Road
McIntosh County, GA

92 degrees, sunny. Southern Dogface is a very infrequent sighting in this county.

  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Brazilian Skipper 2

Horace's Duskywing

Brazilian Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near town of Beaver
Beaver County, PA

10:30 a.m., 80 degrees and sunny.
Nine of the ten Pipevine Swallowtails were males taking nutrients from damp sand on bank of Ohio River.
There were no Pipevines on July 4-th at this locations, so between today and the 4-th the second brood began.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 3

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Just before an afternoon thunderstorm, a female Monarch and a female Black Swallowtail visited the backyard. Humidity was high, some winds, and temp around 86.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3

John and Nancy Crosby

Shellman Bluff Road just East of junction of Pine Harbor Rd and Hwy 17.
McIntosh County, GA

94 degrees, sunny.

  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Two-spotted Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Clouded Skipper

Dun Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Sachem

Southern Broken-Dash

Swarthy Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

John Heyse

Urban Martinez, Martinez marsh, Carquinez Shoreline, Martinez
Contra Costa County, CA

72F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

John and Nancy Crosby

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

93 degrees, sunny.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 6
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 8
  • Confused Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 10
  • Sachem 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Black Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Great Southern White

Gulf Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Whirlabout

Confused Cloudywing

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Sachem

Little Yellow

Black Swallowtail

Jim Wilkinson

Patapsco State Park, Hollofield Area
Howard County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Common Buckeye 2

Zebra Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Douglas Buege

Plouff Creek--Perent Lake Road and Road 1238
Cook County, MN

8:30 am to 9 am.

  • Spring Azure 2
  • Northern Blue 24
  • Northern Crescent 3
  • White Admiral 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3

Northern Blue

Northern Blue

Northern Blue

Brant Reif

Bear Lodge Mountain, Black Hills National Forest
Crook County, WY

My son and I surveyed from 10-12. We started at the fire lookout and walked down to the tree line and back. We also saw one unidentified swallowtail and one unidentified duskywing. The Atlantis Fritillary was the unsilvered Hesperis form. The silvered form also flies in the Black Hills National Forest, but is much more restricted to wet areas.

  • Phoebus Parnassian 1
  • Checkered White
  • Western White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Arctic Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Atlantis Fritillary
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • Gorgone Checkerspot
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • Painted Lady
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral

Phoebus Parnassian

Atlantis Fritillary

Gorgone Checkerspot

Atlantis Fritillary

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny clear skies with temp in low 80s but high dew point late morning. A female Monarch visited garden #2490 putting eggs on some milkweeds.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

David Jeffrey Ringer

Hudson River Park (Chelsea)
New York County, NY

Stunned and delighted to find a Cassius Blue nectaring in my favorite local dogbane patch. I saw a small blue fluttering over the flowers and assumed it was Cupido or Celastrina, but when it landed, I could see the bold ventral pattern and smaller size. The creature was very jittery, startled into the air frequently by the many wasps and bees and by my own movements. On the wing, it flashed clear, pale blue. I managed a couple of poor photos with my phone before it disappeared. I pulled out my DSLR and hunted the area for an hour or so but couldn’t find it again.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1

Cassius Blue

Cassius Blue

Cassius Blue

James Williams

Battle Ground, WA
Clark County, WA

  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Red Admiral 2
  • California Sister 1

Red Admiral

California Sister

Cabbage White

Mike Troyan

Edgwood Oak Brush Plains Preserve
Suffolk County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Coral Hairstreak 3
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr abundant
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Swarthy Skipper 1

Swarthy Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Douglas Buege

Poplar River Campground area
Cook County, MN

Campground is CLOSED.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 2
  • Atlantis Fritillary 1
  • Northern Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • White Admiral 8
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Arctic Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Long Dash 2

Northern Crescent

Atlantis Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Arctic Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Broad-winged Skipper

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

Another hot day butterflying at Lauritzen Garden doing our weekly survey. Sunny, temp around 88 and little wind.

  • Cabbage White 32
  • Orange Sulphur 13
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 58
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 17
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 27
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Least Skipper 1

Red Admiral

Least Skipper

Common Buckeye

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Monarch

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

John and Nancy Crosby

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

92 degrees, sunny after 3 days of rain.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2

Salt Marsh Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Confused Cloudywing

Fiery Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Gulf Fritillary

Great Southern White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Whirlabout