Recent sightings

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

Day started out cloudy and then cleared up. We were out for 3 hours. This was our weekly survey.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 39
  • Orange Sulphur 92
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 23
  • American Snout 2
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 90
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 8
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Common Buckeye

American Snout

Pearl Crescent

Painted Lady

Sachem

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

This grass skipper when viewed through binoculars looked like a Dion Skipper but I could not get a good photo of it.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 15
  • Dion Skipper 1

Dion Skipper

American Snout

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem abundant

Sachem

Painted Lady

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Comma

Common Buckeye

Clouded Sulphur

John and Nancy Crosby

US 17 between S Newport & Eulonia communities
McIntosh County, GA

82 degrees, overcast. Primary nectar source was liatris abd pickerelweed.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 8
  • Ocola Skipper common

Gulf Fritillary

Long-tailed Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Twin-spot Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

John and Nancy Crosby

Cay Creek Wetlands, Midway
Liberty County, GA

82 degrees, slightly overcast. We also included a meadow across the road which we fear will be developed soon as well as pickerelweed in the ditch alongside the meadow.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Phaon Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout common
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper common

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Little Yellow

Long-tailed Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Southern Broken-Dash

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Zabulon Skipper

Whirlabout

Least Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

Carolina Satyr

Brazilian Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

Nice day, everything is very dry but one aster patch was pretty busy, with a praying mantis taking advantage of the bounty. Long Ridge is open again to the public but with some very noticeable changes to the landscape. Presumably for fire prevention, large trail-side areas have been bulldozed clear of vegetation.

  • Acmon Blue 4
  • Mylitta Crescent 21
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 10
  • Common Ringlet 14
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Woodland Skipper 18
  • Umber Skipper 3

Common Checkered-Skipper

Umber Skipper

Woodland Skipper

Mylitta Crescent

Mournful Duskywing

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper

Scott Anderson

Scherer Thaxton
Sarasota County, FL

1000am-105pm, 80-85 degrees, sunny, windy

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 12
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 17
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 19
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 29
  • Viceroy 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Neamathla Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 16
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 7
  • Southern Broken-Dash 15
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Neamathla Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Little Metalmark

Long-tailed Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Ceraunus Blue

Southern Broken-Dash

Jeff Gesell

Ballas Park
Northampton County, PA

First location. Clear, breezy, upper 60s. Numbers were good at both locations despite two recent light frosts including last night, which was the coldest recorded low here for the last night of summer in 20 years…

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Viceroy 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Peck's Skipper

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Orange Sulphur

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Early to mid-afternoon. Sunny, breezy, low 70s. Captured all 5 Pieridae species seen this year today. Monarchs like a light switch…from huge numbers a few days ago to single digits today. First Tiger Swallowtail spotted in several weeks..

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 14
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Sleepy Orange

Peck's Skipper

Sachem

Dun Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Spicebush Swallowtail

Luciano Guerra

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

Here is a collage made up of four different photos I took of the male Silver Emperor I came across on the National Butterfly Center’s Hackberry Trail this morning. These photos demonstrate how the iridescent blue sheen that the male of this species sometimes displays, is dependent on the angle of light hitting the wings.

In photos #1 and #2 the blue sheen is not present at all. However in photo #3 there is a slight amount of the blue sheen apparent while in photo #4 there is significantly more. Why is this? Because the blue is a refractive color and needs to be viewed at just the right angle to be visible. At the perfect angle, the blue sheen would actually be visible on both wings at the same time.

  • Silver Emperor 1

Silver Emperor

Melissa Bruesehoff

Clinton Township
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and 72 degrees when observing early afternoon

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Monarch 3

Eileen Bennett

Waretown backyard, Monarch Waystation #10016
Ocean County, NJ

Sunny, 72 degrees, observed between 3pm-4pm
Monarch was reared by me, and tagged and released today

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Withlacoochee State Forest
Sumter County, FL

Overcast, 80 degrees. Roadside biden was the primary nectar source as well as distant pickerelweed viewed with binoculars. We did have a little light rain from time to time during the 3 hours we were there.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 9
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • White Peacock 4
  • Viceroy 5
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 8
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Byssus Skipper 1
  • Dukes' Skipper 10
  • Berry's Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper common

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Zarucco Duskywing

Zebra Heliconian

White Peacock

Horace's Duskywing

Ocola Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Southern Broken-Dash

Southern Broken-Dash

Berry's Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Vincent Corsello

Appalachian Trail Lands From Canal to The Base of Wawayanda Mountain, Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

After two nights of frost and temperatures of 29 degrees I was surprised to see thirteen species of butterflies and over 150 plus Clouded Sulphurs. I only saw one Monarch which was out of range for me to tag.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 21
  • Clouded Sulphur 150+
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Mostly sunny, hazy and 76 around 4:30pm. Monarch visited cert butterfly garden #2490.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 12

Fiery Skipper

Andrew Block

Lakeside Dr., Larchmont,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Linda Cooper

Withlacoochee State Forest
Sumter County, FL

Richloam area. 10:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Weather: 82°-88°, winds 17-22 mph, partly cloudy. Nectar: Spanish needles, pickerelweed, elephant’s foot. LCooper, SFarnsworth, JLampkin, JLampkin. Brazilian Skipper caterpillars seen but no adults.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • White Peacock 2
  • Viceroy 4
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 10
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 10
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Byssus Skipper 1
  • Dukes' Skipper 14
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 12

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

White Peacock

Dukes' Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Berry's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Zabulon Skipper
  • Dun Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Ocola Skipper