Recent sightings

Ron Smith

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

Stopped by for a short visit while birding The Valley. Noticed a skipper in the front garden.

  • Purple-washed Skipper 1

Purple-washed Skipper

Daniel Jones

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

South garden and walking Hackberry Trail

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Marius Hairstreak 1
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Red-bordered Pixie 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Isabella's Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Texan Crescent 3
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 3
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 3
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Spot-celled Sister

Marius Hairstreak

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Isabella's Heliconian

Gray Cracker

Spot-celled Sister

Walter Wallenstein

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park
Collier County, FL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 26
  • White Peacock 62
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Queen 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 10
  • Ocola Skipper 27

Julia Heliconian

White Peacock

Three-spotted Skipper

Queen

Ruddy Daggerwing

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Ken Wilson

Escondido yard
San Diego County, CA

Raining, off & on the past 3 days. Today’s temp was in the low 60s with heavy cloud cover. The sun appeared in mid-afternoon. Three Monarch caterpillars were seen.

  • Monarch 0

Monarch caterpillar

Karl and Dorothy Legler

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

78 to 84 degrees. 39 species. Overcast for about 2 hours. Then partly sunny. Somewhat windy. Dorothy took photo of White and Gray Hairstreak. The latter has white spots instead of orange at rear of hindwing and the post median line! This is pictured in Glassberg’s Swift Guide.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 6
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 7
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 3
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen common
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Common Mellana 3
  • Eufala Skipper 8

Dusky-blue Groundstreak

Checkered White

Gray Hairstreak

Texan Crescent

Daniel Jones

Our Progreso Lakes yard
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Florida White 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Boisduval's Yellow 1
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Red-bordered Pixie 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • White Peacock 5
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 15
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 5
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Double-dotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Brazilian Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Red-bordered Pixie

Mexican Yellow

Florida White

Antonia S Krueger

St Petersburg, FL
Pinellas County, FL

  • Cassius Blue 1

Amelia Grimm

Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden
Monroe County, FL

With Leigh Williams. 11:00am to 3:00pm. Clear, upper 70’s. Beautiful day to be at the gardens! Principal nectar plants: Wild Sage, Spanish Needles, Black Torch, Blue Porterweed, Trailing Indigo, Havana Skullcap, Morning Glory.

  • Great Southern White 10
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Lyside Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 10
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 4
  • Hammock Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Florida Duskywing 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 3

Lyside Sulphur

Lyside Sulphur

Barred Yellow

Mangrove Skipper

Monk Skipper

Three-spotted Skipper

Florida Duskywing

Dorantes Longtail

Ceraunus Blue

Cassius Blue

Orange-barred Sulphur

Great Southern White

Daniel Jones

Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Emerald Aguna 1

Emerald Aguna

Emerald Aguna

Karl and Dorothy Legler

South Padre Island Nature Center
Cameron County, TX

Sunny and 7 degrees. 9 species in about 45 minutes.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Dorantes Longtail

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Sunny and 62 degrees.

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Southern Skipperling 1

Southern Skipperling

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Hidalgo County, TX

Sunny and 80 degrees. 23 species.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • American Snout common
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Pale-banded Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Common Mestra 2
  • Queen 4
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Common Mellana 2

Common Mellana

Common Mellana

Pale-banded Crescent

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands
Hidalgo County, TX

77 degrees and sunny. Always enjoyable.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Cassius Blue 7
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 14
  • White Peacock 4
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 10
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail 5
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Common Mellana 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Cassius Blue

John Lampkin

Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Scott Anderson
2:15 - 4:45; Sunny 82 -78

  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Statira Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Julia Heliconian 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 18
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 26
  • Mangrove Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 16
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Obscure Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Cassius Blue

Statira Sulphur

Andrew Block

Frog Pond W.M.A., Florida City
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • White Peacock 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Mimi Gardenerd

Markham Park Butterfly Park
Broward County, FL

Giving thanks

  • Cassius Blue
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Red Admiral
  • Queen

Queen

Red Admiral

Cassius Blue

Andrew Block

Ernest Hemingway House, Key West,
Monroe County, FL

Had a large sulphur too but not able to id. it.

  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Linda Romine

Batavia backyard
Clermont County, OH

Unexpected sighting, it flew up from the compost pile and was caught by the gusty 20-30 mph winds. Sunny and about 57 degrees, around 10 am.

  • Question Mark 1

John Lampkin

Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

3 - 4:30
78 and gorgeous
Only had time to cover half the loop. The other half is dependable for both buckeyes and Little Yellow

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Statira Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 19
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 23
  • Mangrove Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Julia Heliconian

Statira Sulphur

Andrew Block

Key Deer N.W.R., Big Pine Key,
Monroe County, FL

Seen at plantings at new headquarters building.

  • Tropical Buckeye 2
  • Florida Duskywing 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1