Recent sightings

John J. Collins

Catfish Pond, Delaware Water Gap NRA
Warren County, NJ

Leaderless Walks (5 participants). Bright and sunny, 70°

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Steven Glynn

East Inlet- Scott's Bog area
Coos County, NH

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Mustard White 4
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Atlantis Fritillary 1
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 7
  • Harris' Checkerspot 28
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Northern Crescent 10
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Gray Comma 1
  • White Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Ringlet 7
  • Arctic Skipper 30
  • Least Skipper 3
  • European Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 15

Silvery Blue

Mustard White

Gray Comma

Atlantis Fritillary

James L. Monroe

SGL #173 off Ridgemont Rd.
Beaver County, PA

high 70’s, sunny, 2:30 to 3:30 approximately

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 15-20
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 6

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Brian McGurgan

Tony Knowles Coastal Trail north of Westchester Lagoon
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Beautifully sunny and still evening with temperatures in the mid sixties. I returned to a spot on the trail where I saw a Western Tailed-Blue last week and found at least three today chasing each other around, then realized there was also a Greenish Blue plus several others in a nearby spot.

  • Western Tailed-Blue 3
  • Greenish Blue 4

Western Tailed-Blue

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Roy Cohutta

Albany Nursery WMA
Dougherty County, GA

1300-1430, 90-92F, NE 6-8 MPH, Cloud Cover 21%, Slowly walked about a mile around a large field near a swamp and near Kiokee Creek, In the Coastal Plain of Georgia.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Black Swallowtail

Clouded Skipper

Hoary Edge

Pipevine Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area
Osceola County, FL

16th annual NABA Butterfly Count. It covers three properties - Bull Creek WMA, Triple N Ranch WMA & Forever Florida. 9 am - 4 pm. Rain cut count short. Weather: 77°-84°, winds 8-13 mph, sun all day: 0%. Nectar ranged from plentiful to scarce depending on the site. LCooper, SFarnsworth, TPalmer, EPerry, NPrine.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 14
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 18
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 295
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 23
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 13
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Common Buckeye 25
  • White Peacock 6
  • Viceroy 3
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 14
  • Georgia Satyr 7
  • Monarch 6
  • Queen 5
  • Northern Cloudywing 12
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 13
  • Zarucco Duskywing 24
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 10
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 13
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 14
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 10
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Little Yellow

Viceroy

Gray Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper, Swarthy Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Cassius Blue

Zebra Swallowtail

Swarthy Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Palmetto Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Whirlabout

Delaware Skipper

Walter Wallenstein

Unlisted location
Broward County, FL

The white mangroves are blooming along the coast, and attracting a myriad of butterflies

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Statira Sulphur 45
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Amethyst Hairstreak 3
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 18
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Statira Sulphur

Statira Sulphur

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Julia Heliconian

Cassius Blue

Amethyst Hairstreak

Ron Smith

Folly Farms Nature Park
Pinellas County, FL

(18-74). Mostly overcast, but a very large and well-planted, mostly-native plants butterfly garden makes this park a must see if in the area.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 7
  • Cassius Blue 14
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • American Lady 1
  • White Peacock 7
  • Monarch 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Monk Skipper

Polydamas Swallowtail

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Dorantes Longtail

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

was around 85 degrees, little wind. Saw Little Wood Satyr for first time this year. Also lucky to see 2 Gorgone Checkerspot mating.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 62
  • Orange Sulphur 41
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 29
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 43
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Red Admiral

Cabbage White

Pearl Crescent

Little Wood-Satyr

Gorgone Checkerspot

Hobomok Skipper

Randy Harrod

Spirit Mount Historic Prairie
Clay County, SD

Gray Copper is a Lifer

  • Gray Copper 1
  • Least Skipper abundant

Gray Copper

Harry Zirlin

Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

Still no Satyrium Hairstreaks, and still low numbers of all native species.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 20+
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Harris' Checkerspot 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 10+
  • Common Ringlet 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 8
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Least Skipper 4
  • European Skipper 30+
  • Peck's Skipper 15
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Long Dash 5
  • Little Glassywing 6
  • Hobomok Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

'Summer' Spring Azure

Harris' Checkerspot

Hobomok Skipper

Southern Cloudywing

Long Dash

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jim Wilkinson

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center North Tract
Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 25
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Zebra Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jeff Gesell

Delaware Water Gap
Warren County, NJ

Hike with my daughter, so sightings were more incidentals. Multiple Azures, however 3 individuals were really large in comparison and more blue…Appalachians perhaps? I wasn’t able to look for black cohosh in the area, so I didn’t count them in the tally. Surprised to see a very tattered Juvenal’s Duskywing…

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure common
  • Little Wood-Satyr common
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Cabbage White

Little Wood-Satyr

Juvenal's Duskywing

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Low humidity, temp of 72degrees when female monarch visited cert garden #2490

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 9

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Banded Hairstreak

Zebra Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Steven Glynn

Silvo O. Conte NWR areas
Essex County, VT

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Mustard White 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 7
  • Harris' Checkerspot 16
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Northern Crescent 8
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • White Admiral 9
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 10
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Arctic Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 6
  • Dun Skipper 1

Baltimore Checkerspot

Long Dash

Arctic Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

First time for tiger swallowtail to visit cert bitterfly garden #2490. It fluttered the wings and flew around, preventing a picture to be taken. First Red Admiral visited also. Temp 75 & low humidity late morn during observation. There is an increase of Peck Skippers. Around a dozen now.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 12

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red Admiral

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Very dry here, so someone placed a small bowl to catch overflow from the drinking fountain for benefit of thirsty chickadees. One Echo Azure was taking full advantage.

It was finally a good day for hairstreaks, not in quantity but a nice variety. Three Whites seen in a wooded area may have been Mustard Whites, could not confirm.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Pale Swallowtail 4
  • Checkered White 1
  • Mustard White ?
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Tailed Copper 29
  • Gorgon Copper 1
  • Sylvan Hairstreak 3
  • Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak 1
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 55
  • Dotted Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 11
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Variable Checkerspot 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 24
  • California Sister 38
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Mournful Duskywing 5
  • Rural Skipper 29
  • Umber Skipper 4

Checkered White

Mourning Cloak

Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak

Hedgerow Hairstreak

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Roy Cohutta

Lanahassee Creek WMA
Webster County, GA

Located numerous Common Buckeye together taking nectar from Queen’s Delight, Stillingia sylvatica.

Observed several aerial dogfights between Goatweed Leafwing, one fight just a few inches from my head. A couple individuals perched in trees.

09:35-12:00 Noon, 80-92F, NW 5-10MPH, Cloud Cover 4-10%

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Goatweed Leafwing 7
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Goatweed Leafwing

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Goatweed Leafwing

Variegated Fritillary

Goatweed Leafwing

Gulf Fritillary

Goatweed Leafwing

Brian McGurgan

Campbell Creek Estuary Natural Area
Anchorage Municipality, AK

A beautiful evening for a walk with clear skies and sun, temperature in the mid-sixties, and a light breeze. Lots of bunchberry, wild roses, and forget-me-not in bloom. Plenty of mosquitos too. Apart from the butterflies, we had a nice sighting of a cow moose and small calf.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Arctic Skipper 4

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper