Recent sightings

John and Nancy Crosby

Tabby Oaks, Shellman Bluff, GA 31331
McIntosh County, GA

72 degrees and sunny. Our earliest sighting of Yawehus subspecies of Henry’s Elfin that uses our native Yapaon Holly for a host plant was today. Usually not seen until mid-March.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Henry's Elfin

Carolina Satyr

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA, West Section, Large Area
Calhoun County, GA

61-67F, 4-6 MPH Northerly gusting to 9, Sunny, 12:04-16:23, Habitat: Swamps and roads VERY flooded right now, fields, upland pine woods. Covered a large area. Despite beautiful day, did not see many butterflies (and not for lack of effort). The butterflies were moving quite briskly and taking minerals (or on scat); none were taking nectar.

I have not recorded the 5 male Duskywings observed with Papilio II 6.5x21 bins. All had dark faces with fairly prominent FW hyaline spots (with cell-end dot). Had some light gray over-scaling. Could not see the pair of light dots on outer ventral HW.

The Zebra Swallowtail was flying in one shot and at a far distance in the other.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 4

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

David H. Bartholomew

Sunol-Ohlone Regional Park
Alameda County, CA

Along Alameda Creek, not many butterflies but nice to see what there was.

  • Sara Orangetip 12
  • Spring Azure 9
  • Silvery Blue 18
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 1

Spring Azure

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Propertius Duskywing

Acmon Blue

Tom Palmer

Marion Creek
Polk County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Black Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Monk Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

  • Mustard White 3
  • Spring Azure 22
  • California Tortoiseshell 12
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 1

California Tortoiseshell

Propertius Duskywing

John and Nancy Crosby

Dagny Johnson State Park, North Key Largo.
Monroe County, FL

2 hour hike on Old Hwy 905 with plenty of shade through the hardwoods.

  • Julia Heliconian 12
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • Florida Purplewing 9

Zebra Heliconian

Florida Purplewing

Florida Purplewing

Jean Evoy

my back yard
DeSoto County, FL

Warm and sunny

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 6
  • Monk Skipper 1

Monarch

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Queen

Carolina Satyr

Linda Cooper

Three Lakes WMA - Williams Rd Unit
Osceola County, FL

8:30 a.m. - 3.30 p.m. 70°-88°, winds 7-12, partly cloudy all day. Few nectar sources - shiny blueberry, pennyroyal, sneezeweed. LCooper, BDeWitt, AHartman, EPerry, DVollmar, WWallenstein. A number of cloudywings and duskywings refused to stop for ID!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 25
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 22
  • Phaon Crescent 25
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 14
  • Carolina Satyr 20
  • Georgia Satyr 6
  • Northern Cloudywing 6
  • Confused Cloudywing 3
  • Sleepy Duskywing 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 3

Zebra Swallowtail

Palmetto Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Little Metalmark

Phaon Crescent

Palmetto Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Confused Cloudywing

Pearl Crescent

Whirlabout

Northern Cloudywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Georgia Satyr

Confused Cloudywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

John and Nancy Crosby

Boca Chico Road, Geiger Beach Area.
Monroe County, FL

Winds 25-35, the only nectar sources were inside the Naval Station fence so we were shooting through the chain length fence. We saw crescents at the entrance but the wind was so strong we could not catch up with them.

  • Great Southern White 15
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • White Peacock 5
  • Queen 5
  • Mangrove Skipper 6
  • Hammock Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10

Hammock Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Mangrove Skipper

Mangrove Skipper

Hammock Skipper

Roy Cohutta

Elmodel WMA
Baker County, GA

Spring has arrived. Pollen! High 70s. South wind 7-15MPH. Partly cloudy. 12:38 - 2:51 PM.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 9
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Ken Wilson

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Mostly sunny, high of 68, breezy.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Spring White
  • Desert Orangetip
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Sonoran Blue
  • Silvery Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark

Bramble Hairstreak

Silvery Blue

Sonoran Blue

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

  • Mustard White 3
  • Spring Azure 30
  • Satyr Comma 3
  • California Tortoiseshell 15
  • Mourning Cloak 9

Spring Azure

Satyr Comma

Mustard White

John and Nancy Crosby

Blue Hole Pollinator Garden & at Blue Hole Main Entrance, Big Pine Key.
Monroe County, FL

Photography difficult as there was so few nectar sources, butterflies were in flight most of the time.

  • Large Orange Sulphur 10
  • Monarch 3
  • Florida Duskywing 12

Large Orange Sulphur

Florida Duskywing

Mark Adams

Sugar Hollow, ~10 miles west of Charlottesville, VA
Albemarle County, VA

A promise of spring, my first-of-season butterfly: a Mourning Cloak basking on a brightly sunlit winter afternoon (57 deg F), 25 Feb 2021.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Arlene Marturano

Richland County unincorporated subdivision
Richland County, SC

One female Cloudless Sulphur nectaring on winter honeysuckle, Lonicera frangrantissima.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

John and Nancy Crosby

Dinner Island Ranch Wildlife Mgt Area.
Hendry County, FL

Hiked 3 hours on one of the side roads & found the Hayhurst Scallopwings in a moist area at the edge of a Hammock.

  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Julia Heliconian 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 7
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 12
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 4
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 5

Little Metalmark

Phaon Crescent

Monarch

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

White Peacock

Carolina Satyr

Zebra Heliconian

Phaon Crescent

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Scott Anderson

Celery Fields
Sarasota County, FL

12noon-250pm, 77-80 degrees, sunny, windy. Significant number of Monarchs and Queens today, milkweed was in bloom. Also, an unusually high number of Great Southern Whites.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Great Southern White 32
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 14
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 8
  • Monarch 24
  • Queen 16
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Fiery Skipper 31

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Monarch

Great Southern White

Queen

Tom Palmer

Everglades Headwaters NWR Hatchineha
Polk County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Dennis Vollmar

Florida Panther NWR
Collier County, FL

1:15 to 2:15, 10mph wind, sunny, 78 degrees

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Monk Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Ocola Skipper

Monk Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Southern Broken-Dash

Dennis Vollmar

Dinner Island Ranch WMA
Hendry County, FL

9:40 to 12:30 mostly sunny, strong 20mph wind. 70-78 degrees. drove the main circle road and looked in the wind sheltered areas.
Found Hayhurst’s in 2 locations about a mile apart along the road.

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Cuban Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 9
  • Carolina Satyr 9
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 25+
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 30+
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Carolina Satyr

Carolina Satyr

Dainty Sulphur

Dorantes Longtail

Gulf Fritillary

Great Southern White

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Pearl Crescent

Phaon Crescent

Monarch

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

White Peacock

Sachem

Queen

Julia Heliconian

Monarch

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Cuban Crescent

Fiery Skipper