August 2015 Sightings

Ronald Hedden

Foothills of the Capitan Mountains
Lincoln County, NM

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Reakirt's Blue 5
  • Spring Azure 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Bordered Patch abundant
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Canyonland Satyr 2
  • Red Satyr common
  • Queen 1
  • Afranius Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Green Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

White Checkered-Skipper

Southern Dogface

Sleepy Orange

Green Skipper

Northern Crescent

Green Skipper

Bordered Patch

Afranius Duskywing

American Lady

Kathy Barylski

Wiles Branch Park, Middletown
Frederick County, MD

10:15 - 11:45 am. Wiles Branch is a small local community park with ball field, community vegetable gardens, and creek frontage with plenty of “weeds”. One of the Tawny Emperors enjoyed my hat so much, it stayed with me for over 20 minutes.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 17
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Spicebush Swallowtail

Tawny Emperor

Meadow Fritillary

Hackberry Emperor

Silvery Checkerspot

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley, California, Residence
San Bernardino County, CA

The Swallowtail would fly a circuit around the Butterfly Garden. The Cabbage Whites spend the day in the garden, enjoying the watering station (with marbles), and sleep in the garden at night.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3

Cabbage White

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Ron Smith

Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park
Leon County, FL

9:30-10:30 FL (124)

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Golden Banded-Skipper 5
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Byssus Skipper 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Byssus Skipper

Golden Banded-Skipper

Ron Smith

Florida Caverns State Park
Jackson County, FL

Late afternoon with mostly sunny skies. FL (128).

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Harvester 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 48
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1

Texan Crescent

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Red-banded Hairstreak

Harvester

Michael Drake

Hazleton Bog
Luzerne County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Brian Ahern

Lower Green Swamp Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

10:20-12:20 Central Loop Trail. Overcast, then rain towards the end, overall very poor weather. Confused Cloudywing new species for Preserve.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 35
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Carolina Satyr 15
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Tom Palmer

Saddle Creek Park
Polk County, FL

Short hike before rain; cloudy and windy, but some activity

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • White Peacock 5
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 5
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 1

Jim Egbert

Roscoe & Russian Rd Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Sleepy Orange 16
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden between 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Least Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Anne and David Gilles-Thomas

Williamsville, NY (our backyard)
Erie County, NY

We saw this beautiful giant swallowtail in our small garden outside our kitchen window. We were so excited!

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Giant Swallowtail

Curtis A. Lehman

Pymatuning State Park
Crawford County, PA

Observed between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Bronze Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 18
  • Pearl Crescent 48
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 37
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Bronze Copper

Michael Drake

Dixon Meadow Preserve
Montgomery County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 31
  • Orange Sulphur 28
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 1

Warren A. Jacobs

Warwick County Park
Chester County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Meadow Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Least Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper ++

Peck's Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Peck's Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Spicebush Swallowtail

Gray Hairstreak

Monarch

Ron & Lori Smith

Torreya State Park (Aspalaga Rd)
Liberty County, FL

11:30-12:30 FL (127)

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Carolina Satyr 12
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Byssus Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Texan Crescent

Hackberry Emperor

Byssus Skipper

Bill & Nancy Callahan

Lime Kiln Aud. Sanc.+Bart's Cobble, Sheffield MA
Berkshire County, MA

Mostly sunny,afternoon thunderstorm 80’s

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Bronze Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Gray Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Ringlet 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Giant Swallowtail

Gray Comma

Steven Rosenthal, Steve Walter, Harry Zirlin

Pound Ridge Reserve
Westchester County, NY

highlight of the day, 335pm on the wooded trail by the corner of the meadow parking area, about 10 minutes walk into the woods from the trailhead (Steve Walter photo). The abundance of large underwing moths in the wooded areas of the preserve was also noteworthy.

  • Harvester 1

Harvester

Steven Glynn

Areas in and around Salem City
Salem County, NJ

Summary of sightings from the day-long South Jersey Butterfly Blog group field trip.

Record count of Meadow Frits found at fragile, geographically limited colony and continued success of Bronze Copper colony being monitored.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White x
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur x
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 3
  • Bronze Copper 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue X
  • Variegated Fritillary X
  • Meadow Fritillary 38
  • Pearl Crescent X
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady x
  • Red Admiral x
  • Common Buckeye X
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper X
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing x
  • Common Checkered-Skipper x
  • Common Sootywing x
  • Swarthy Skipper X
  • Least Skipper X
  • Peck's Skipper X
  • Tawny-edged Skipper x
  • Crossline Skipper x
  • Little Glassywing x
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper X
  • Broad-winged Skipper X
  • Dun Skipper 1

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Zabulon Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd,& Russian Rd Orange Beach,Beach Express & Farmers Ln,US 31 between Bay Minette and Perdido,and Splinter Hill Nature Preserve
Baldwin County, AL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 13
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 17
  • Georgia Satyr 16
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12+
  • Long-tailed Skipper 12+
  • Horace's Duskywing 26
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 16
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling common
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Byssus Skipper 4
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6

Mark and Holly Salvato

Ramsey Canyon Preserve, Sierra Vista
Cochise County, AZ

Butterflies observed on Hamburg Trail and at the Visitor Center’s butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail common
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail common
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Mexican Yellow common
  • Tailed Orange 2
  • Marine Blue abundant
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Zela Metalmark 1
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • California Sister common
  • Nabokov's Satyr 2
  • Red Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Golden Banded-Skipper superabundant
  • Northern Cloudywing superabundant
  • Gold-costa Skipper 1
  • Four-spotted Skipperling 1
  • Taxiles Skipper 3

Red Satyr

Taxiles Skipper

Gold-costa Skipper

Four-spotted Skipperling

Four-spotted Skipperling

Jeanette Klodzen

Mill D South to Cardiff Mine
Salt Lake County, UT

UnID’d Frits

  • Mustard White
  • Blue Copper
  • Painted Lady
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral

Jim Wilkinson

Buckingham Place
Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 2

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

Finally, decent numbers of grass skippers. Tawny-edge numbers were stunning, and with the abundance of nectar sources now, the shortage of Sachems is that much more of a surprise.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 47
  • Clouded Sulphur 22
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 38
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 18
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 24
  • Sachem 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Steven Rosenthal

Lido Preserve, Lido Beach
Nassau County, NY

9-11:15 AM

most prominent leps were actually large underwing moths, almost each “tap” on a wooden surface (live and dead trees, and the two trellises) scattered anywhere from 1 to over a dozen underwings.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Jennifer Cole

Chester, NJ
Morris County, NJ

First Monarch I’ve seen this summer, female. She was hanging around my milkweed plants, hopefully laying eggs before she went to my zinnias.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Curtis A. Lehman

4 miles east of Central City.
Somerset County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • American Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 12
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

Carr Canyon, Sierra Vista
Cochise County, AZ

Butterflies observed along roadsides for approximately 2 miles up Carr Canyon Road.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Mexican Yellow abundant
  • Tailed Orange common
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Marine Blue abundant
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • California Sister abundant
  • Golden Banded-Skipper superabundant
  • Northern Cloudywing superabundant
  • Gold-costa Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Many-spotted Skipperling 6
  • Large Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Cassus Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Texas Roadside-Skipper 1

Many-spotted Skipperling

Large Roadside-Skipper

Cassus Roadside-Skipper

Ron & Lori Smith

Apalachicola Natl. Forest (north of Sumatra)
Liberty County, FL

Dark, overcast skies kept leps from flying. Stayed for just over an hour when a light rain forced us out. FL (129)

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Georgia Satyr

Common Wood-Nymph

Allan R. Loudell

White Clay Creek Preserve
Chester County, PA

Two-hour walk, 4–6 p.m.
Mostly sunny, hot.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtails included two black-form females.

Surprised by lack of Vanessa species.

Also saw Three-spotted Fillip moth, Heterophleps triguttaria.

Dragonflies, notably the Common Whitetail, easily outnumbered butterflies!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 11
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

E. 24th and 10th Gulf Shores and Keller Rd Foley
Baldwin County, AL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Johnny Roebuck

Battlefield, MO
Greene County, MO

I have spotted three or four of these in my yard from 3 August thru 28 September 2015.

  • Red-spotted Purple 3

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

John Lampkin

Sky Meadow Road, Suffern
Rockland County, NY

Periodic Survey
9 am - 10:15; 72-82 Sun with clouds.
First Zabulons of second brood

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 150+
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Mark and Holly Salvato

Carr Canyon, Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista
Cochise County, AZ

Includes roadsides and campgrounds along Carr Canyon Road.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail abundant
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Tailed Orange
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue abundant
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Spring Azure
  • Zela Metalmark abundant
  • Ares Metalmark 12
  • American Snout
  • Bordered Patch
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Texan Crescent
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • American Lady
  • Tropical Buckeye 1
  • California Sister abundant
  • Arizona Skipper 1
  • Golden Banded-Skipper abundant
  • Northern Cloudywing abundant
  • Drusius Cloudywing 2
  • Acacia Skipper 1
  • Gold-costa Skipper 1
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 4
  • Many-spotted Skipperling abundant
  • Taxiles Skipper 2
  • Large Roadside-Skipper 6
  • Cassus Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 1

Bronze Roadside-Skipper

Drusius Cloudywing

Mark and Holly Salvato

Harshaw Road, Patagonia
Santa Cruz County, AZ

Butterflies were observed within a dry creekbed along Harshaw Road

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Mexican Yellow abundant
  • Tailed Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue abundant
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Bordered Patch
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Texan Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Tropical Buckeye 3
  • California Sister
  • Canyonland Satyr
  • Queen 1
  • Dull Firetip 15
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Golden Banded-Skipper abundant
  • Northern Cloudywing abundant
  • Drusius Cloudywing 2
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing 1
  • Pacuvius Duskywing
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Many-spotted Skipperling abundant
  • Orange Skipperling
  • Elissa Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Texas Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Toltec Roadside-Skipper 2

Elissa Roadside-Skipper

Toltec Roadside-Skipper

Elissa Roadside-Skipper

Dull Firetip

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

4 of the Tigers were dark form.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Northwest Carroll County
Carroll County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Michael Diederich

Spring Road Butterfly Garden, Spring Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

5:00 - 5:45 PM.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

John Heyse

martinez marsh, carquinez shoreline, martinez
Contra Costa County, CA

80, 79F
western tiger
monarch on Asclepias fasciculata

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Alkali Skipper 5
  • Woodland Skipper 1

Tom Fiore

Conference House park & many other Staten Island parks, working north from that southernmost point in the state
Richmond County, NY

Snouts & Tawny Emperor in fine, large old hackberry grove at Conference House park - the snouts were hard to count as most were up in the tall canopy, & there were likely more than the number listed; Checkered White at Miller Field, a known locality; many other sites visited; although good diversity, numbers not that high for these often-productive areas. Horace’s Duskywing is expected in several of the areas visited. Late-summer flowers just barely starting. Weather mostly sunny & very warm, strong southerly breeze. No photos this trip as camera battery died & no spare (d’uh!)

  • Black Swallowtail 5+
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10+
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 30+
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • American Snout 20+
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 15+
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8+
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 15+
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5+
  • Dun Skipper 1

Matthew Ceplo

Rockland Country Club
Rockland County, NY

Sunny, hot, breezy.

  • Black Swallowtail 10
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 36
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 23
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 17
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Broad-winged Skipper 21

Red Admiral

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

John E. DiOrio

In the garden, Heislerville, in Maurice River Township
Cumberland County, NJ

Only one Monarch that is hanging around the milkweed, hopefully laying eggs. She has been around for a couple of days now.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

Chiricahua Mountains, Coronado National Forest
Cochise County, AZ

Areas visited included roadsides along Pinery Canyon Road, Barfoot and Rustler Parks.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Tailed Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Mexican Fritillary
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • American Lady
  • Tropical Buckeye 2
  • California Sister abundant
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Dull Firetip 2
  • Golden Banded-Skipper abundant
  • Northern Cloudywing abundant
  • Pacuvius Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Four-spotted Skipperling
  • Many-spotted Skipperling
  • Snow's Skipper 3
  • Taxiles Skipper
  • Cassus Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper 3

Snow's Skipper

Satyr Comma

Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Troy Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Buckeye

Cheryl Hession

N. Meridian Rd., Jackson
Jackson County, MI

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Michael Drake

Hay Creek, Douglasville
Berks County, PA

Large amounts of Joe Pye weed attracted the many Swallowtails. The Tigers, Frits and Admirals all appeared very fresh.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 30
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 9
  • Red-spotted Admiral 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Ohiopyle State Park
Fayette County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 30
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Least Skipper 3

James L. Monroe

Wolf Run Rd.
Beaver County, PA

3 to 4 p.m.
80 degress, sunny

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Question Mark 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • European Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Tawny-edged Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

Three of the Tigers were dark form. All Tigers were present at the same time.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach and Co Rd 12,also Mannich Ln Magnolia Springs
Baldwin County, AL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange abundant
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Rained all day;until time to go to work at 3pm.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 12

Southern Broken-Dash

Fiery Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Common Wood-Nymph
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

Santa Rita Lodge, Madera Canyon
Santa Cruz County, AZ

Butterflies observed at flowers around the Lodge and around the hummingbird feeding stations.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Tailed Orange
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Zela Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • California Sister
  • Queen 1
  • Dull Firetip
  • Golden Banded-Skipper abundant
  • Northern Cloudywing abundant
  • Pacuvius Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Moon-marked Skipper 2
  • Sheep Skipper 1

Sheep Skipper

Moon-marked Skipper

Moon-marked Skipper

Cheryl Hession

N. Meridian Rd.
Jackson County, MI

Butterfly bush

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Giant Swallowtail

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

Three of the 16 Tigers were dark form.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 16
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Michael Diederich

Spring Road Butterfly Garden, Spring Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

FOS Buckeye. Least Skipper has been AWOL so nice to find one.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 23
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 7

Marcia Walker

Backyard Garden
Chatham County, NC

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd. Orange Beach,James Rd and Graham Creek Nature Preserve.Foley
Baldwin County, AL

Rained most of yesterday which made for a good sighting morning.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 11
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden. Overcast and only around 70 degrees kept activity down.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Common Wood-Nymph
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Tom Palmer

Sikes Boulevard, Lakeland FL
Polk County, FL

Lunchtime walk near downtown

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 11
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 52
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Brazilian Skipper 2

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

Rain, finally! Cloudy most of the day. Three of the Tigers were dark form.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Randy Harrod

Home butterfly garden
Pinellas County, FL

Monk is new yard LEP

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Monk Skipper

Rich Kelly

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Queens County, NY

Snout seen ovipositing on Hackberry.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 35
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • American Snout 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 7

Zabulon Skipper

American Snout

Mike Reese

Avoca and Blue River Units, Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Iowa County, WI

This was a scouting trip for the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association field trip on Saturday that we advertise as seeing southern immigrant butterflies. NO southern immigrants were seen today! Very dry conditions.
One of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtails was a black form female.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • American Copper 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 19
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6
  • Monarch 28
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1

John Lampkin

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Alan Wells.
With Nancy Slowik
Sun with some clouds 69-79
Image shows ectoparasites on head of Northern Broken-Dash

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Appalachian Brown 14
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 3

Northern Broken-Dash

Banded Hairstreak

Michael Drake

Dixon Meadow Preserve
Montgomery County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 31
  • Clouded Sulphur 15
  • Orange Sulphur 21
  • Pearl Crescent 65
  • Monarch 2

Rich Kelly, Genie Gregor

Ft. Tilden
Queens County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 5
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Sootywing 1

Checkered White

Andrew Block

192 Macy Rd., Briarcliff Manor,
Westchester County, NY

The monarch was the first of the year for me.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper abundant

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Common Wood-Nymph
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Question Mark

White M Hairstreak

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Jim Egbert

Gulf Shores Zoo Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Michael Drake

Pennypack Ecological Trust, Huntingdon Valley
Montgomery County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve (RSA)
Santa Clara County, CA

Best surprises of the day were a pair of coupled Monarchs near an isolated patch of Milkweed, and a Margined White was totally unexpected for this time of year.

  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 2
  • Acmon Blue 5
  • Mylitta Crescent 18
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • California Sister 2
  • Common Ringlet 15
  • Monarch 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Woodland Skipper common

Monarch

Mylitta Crescent

Hedgerow Hairstreak

Acmon Blue

Elizabeth Feuer

Yard Butterfly garden
Monmouth County, NJ

New one for me and my garden.

  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Ryan Chrouser

Thompson Lake landing west of Durand
Pepin County, WI

Nectaring on swamp milkweed

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jennifer Cole

Hershey Park
Dauphin County, PA

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge, NJ (my NABA certified backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Chesapeake Farms Agricultural and Wildlife Management Demonstration Area, Chestertown
Kent County, MD

Observations made between 4:50 p.m. & 5:45 p.m. This location does not permit hiking. Observations made primarily by car. A nice group of puddling butterflies at a drain pipe. Colias sp., Pearl Crescent, ETB, Horaces, and C.Checkered Skipper were seen puddling.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 27
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 67
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Puddling!

David L. Amadio

Eastern Neck NWR
Kent County, MD

Observations made between 9:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. Most productive nectar sources were Dogbane in the field, Eupatorium (Joe-Pye weed)in the butterfly garden.Also in bloom: NY Ironweed. Rattlesnake master (Eryrigium yuccifolium) attracted as many as 8 Gray Hairstreaks at one time.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 45
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 19
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 21
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 12
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • American Snout 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 27
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 9
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 26
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 16
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 26
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 5

Gray Hairstreak

Southern Broken-Dash

Zebra Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

American Snout

Rich Kelly, Mike Feder

Huntington State Park
Fairfield County, CT

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 90
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 6

Pearl Crescent

Ron Smith

Brooker Cr eek Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

By 10:30 the skies opened up and the rains came…

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • White Peacock 15
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Delaware Skipper 4

Horace's Duskywing

Whirlabout

Delaware Skipper

Rich Kelly, Mike Feder

Israel Putnam Memorial State Park
Fairfield County, CT

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3

Tom Palmer

My yard and butterfly garden
Polk County, FL

Three-spotted Skipper was unusual this far north in Florida.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 15
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

Only 2 of the Tigers were dark form, all of the Tigers were present at the same time.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 17
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Kathy Barylski

Catoctin Creek Park
Frederick County, MD

noon to 5 pm in low to mid-80s with partly to mostly sunny skies. Record number of species and individuals!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 51
  • Clouded Sulphur 14
  • Orange Sulphur 23
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 21
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 5
  • Silvery Checkerspot 21
  • Pearl Crescent 62
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 7
  • Tawny Emperor 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 13
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 48
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 11
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 42
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 6
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 11
  • Dun Skipper 10

Pearl Crescent

Common Sootywing

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silvery Checkerspot

Northern Pearly-eye

Hackberry Emperor

Little Glassywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

American Copper

Zabulon Skipper

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd, Gulf Shores and Ft Morgan State Historic Site
Baldwin County, AL

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Mark and Holly Salvato

Miller Peak Wilderness
Cochise County, AZ

Sites visited included the Miller Canyon Trail and also roadsides along Miller Canyon Road.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Tailed Orange
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Marine Blue abundant
  • Spring Azure
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • American Snout abundant
  • Bordered Patch
  • American Lady
  • California Sister
  • Nabokov's Satyr
  • Queen
  • Golden Banded-Skipper abundant
  • Northern Cloudywing abundant
  • Gold-costa Skipper
  • Pacuvius Duskywing
  • Common Streaky-Skipper 2
  • Orange Skipperling

Acmon Blue

Common Streaky-Skipper

Allen Belden

Scott Bog and East Inlet Road
Coos County, NH

Sunny early, but rain starting around noon. High in the low 60s. No Hoary or Satyr Commas seen, but I believe I saw the silvius or “chocolate” morph of the Green Comma (see photo).

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Atlantis Fritillary 8
  • Green Comma 10
  • Gray Comma 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • European Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Long Dash 1

Green Comma

Northern Pearly-eye

Gray Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Warren A. Jacobs

SGL 196
Bucks County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

Warm (82 deg) but it got very cloudy and that killed all skipper activity

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 17
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Jeanette Klodzen

Antelope Island - Sentry Trail
Davis County, UT

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Melissa Blue
  • Field Crescent
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Common Branded Skipper

Michael Diederich

Spring Road Butterfly Garden, Spring Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Steven Rosenthal

Edgewood Preserve, Deer Park , NY
Suffolk County, NY

10:30 am to 1:00 pm, reliable site for red banded hairstreaks- perched on sumac, or nectaring, along the main trail

two of the sulphurs were the ‘alba’ form.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 16
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Warren A. Jacobs

Fulmer Rd Spring Mount
Montgomery County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Least Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper
  • Dun Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Hackberry Emperor

Zabulon Skipper

Dun Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Cabbage White

Curtis A. Lehman

Seneca Rocks, and surrounding area.
Pendleton County, WV

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

80F

The monarch entertained me for about a minute as it flew about my yard.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 1

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427,Marietta
Cobb County, GA

All time record for Tiger Swallowtails at this location all present at the same time. A total of 27 Tigers - 21 yellow and 6 dark form females. Almost all were on Joe Pye and Agastache. Each evening they leave one at a time and fly up into the trees and each morning they drift down again to start the new day. They come early and stay late.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 27
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Ken Wilson

Tijuana River Valley Regional Park
San Diego County, CA

74 degrees with light winds. One unidentified grass skipper not included in count.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 4
  • Marine Blue common
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Alice Anderson

Organ Mts, Achenbach Canyon, near trailhead
Dona Ana County, NM

A little arroyo just downhill from the parking lot has a small patch of Carlowrightii linearifolia (Acanthaceae). It sometimes is a good place to see Tiny Checkerspots. On Aug. 10, we saw a small flock of Tinys with a few darker butterflies. My friend got good pictures of the undersides of both forms, which we compared lated with the pictures in BTBTW. The darker butterflies were indeed Texola elada. We also saw 2 Roadside Skippers of unidentifiable species, and a very large white butterfly flying fast in a straight line about 10 feet over our heads. My friend saw a yellow patch.

  • Southern Dogface 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 100
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Tiny Checkerspot 50
  • Elada Crescent 6
  • Acacia Skipper 1

Rich Kelly, Lindy Nielsen

Baiting Hollow
Suffolk County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 25
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 8

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Michael Diederich

Spring Road Butterfly Garden, Spring Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

John Heyse

martinez marsh, carquinez shoreline, martinez
Contra Costa County, CA

76F, 76F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sandhill Skipper 2
  • Woodland Skipper 2

Mournful Duskywing

John Heyse

at home, crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

78F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd and Russian Rd Orange Beach,James Rd Foley
Baldwin County, AL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 24+
  • Sleepy Orange 24+
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6

Allen Belden

Mt. Washington -- Cragway Springs Area
Coos County, NH

Mix of clouds and sun, light wind. Although I began searching for Purplish Fritillaries at 10:30 am, none were seen until around 2:00 pm when temperatures reached the mid 60s. Nectaring on goldenrod observed. These butterflies like to mineralize on an unpaved section of the Mt. Washington Auto Route where they are vulnerable to being hit by vehicles. I saw this happen on a previous visit.

  • Purplish Fritillary 4
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 3
  • American Lady 1

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

Allen Belden

Dwinal Flowage and Springfield Road
Penobscot County, ME

High in the mid 70s, windy, mix of clouds and sun early, heavy rain beginning around 2:00 pm. Dorcas Coppers (the Maine/New Brunswick subspecies aka Clayton’s Copper) seen within a stand of shrubby cinquefoil about 0.1 acre in size. The number seen estimated at 30. Males worn to very worn; many females also quite worn, but others fresh, suggesting emergence in two well-defined groups. Dorsal photos show representative worn and fresh females.

  • Dorcas Copper 30
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Atlantis Fritillary 5
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Viceroy 1

Northern Crescent

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Chris Blazo

Bricker Rd. State Game Lands near Edenville
Franklin County, PA

There were many puddles. It had rained earlier.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 20+
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Harvester 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 50+
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • American Snout 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Silvery Checkerspot 10
  • Pearl Crescent 30+
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 8
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15+
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Crossline Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Harvester

Sleepy Orange

Mark and Holly Salvato

Miller Peak Wilderness
Cochise County, AZ

Sites visited included portions of the Miller Canyon, Clark Spring and John Copper Trails.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Tailed Orange
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue abundant
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • American Snout abundant
  • Bordered Patch
  • American Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • California Sister
  • Queen
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Golden Banded-Skipper abundant
  • Desert Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing abundant
  • Acacia Skipper
  • Gold-costa Skipper
  • Pacuvius Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling

Desert Cloudywing

Desert Cloudywing

Maura McLaughlin

Backyard Marigold Garden in Martinsburg
Berkeley County, WV

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Red Admiral 1

Black Swallowtail

Variegated Fritillary

Red Admiral

Cheryl Hession

Meridian Rd., Jackson
Jackson County, MI

Butterfly bush

  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1

Great Spangled Fritillary

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Cabbage White common
  • Little Yellow 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Viceroy

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Common Checkered-Skipper

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

7 of the Tigers were dark form today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 20+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

American Snout

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach.N.Juniper Foley and Co Rd 73 Summerdale
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny summer;but it was a slow start;very few sightings before 10am.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 24+
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2

Mark and Holly Salvato

Coronado National Memorial
Cochise County, AZ

Areas visited included roadsides and dry creekbeds along the lower elevations of the Memorial.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Boisduval's Yellow 3
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Tailed Orange
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Marine Blue abundant
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • American Snout abundant
  • Bordered Patch
  • Texan Crescent abundant
  • American Lady
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Tropical Buckeye 4
  • California Sister abundant
  • Nabokov's Satyr 2
  • Queen
  • Arizona Skipper 1
  • Golden Banded-Skipper abundant
  • Northern Cloudywing abundant
  • Acacia Skipper
  • Gold-costa Skipper
  • Many-spotted Skipperling abundant
  • Orange Skipperling

Arizona Skipper

Arizona Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail +
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

Patagonia Lake State Park
Santa Cruz County, AZ

Area visited included nature trails nears where the Sonoita Creek enters Patagonia Lake.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Tailed Orange
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Leda Ministreak 1
  • Marine Blue abundant
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Palmer's Metalmark 1
  • American Snout abundant
  • Elf 1
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Elada Crescent
  • Texan Crescent
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady
  • Viceroy common
  • California Sister abundant
  • Queen
  • Northern Cloudywing abundant
  • Acacia Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Tropical Least Skipper 2
  • Orange Skipperling 6
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sheep Skipper 1

Tropical Least Skipper

Leda Ministreak

Palmer's Metalmark

Ron Smith

Weedon Island Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(Pictured) Mangrove Skipper feeding on lantana

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1 (could just as well have been a White)
  • Fiery Skipper 5

Mangrove Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Cabbage White common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

First sighting of a Great Purple Hairstreak in our garden - ever!!! Yes we have a tall oak on the edge of the garden and yes it has mistletoe but still didn’t think one would appear. Today was the big day. Also, our first sighting of a Gulf Fritillary mating pair in our Pineapple Sage plant.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 20+
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Great Purple Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Great Purple Hairstreak

Clouded Skipper

Jim Egbert

Oyster Bay Rd and Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Queen 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Michael Diederich

Spring Road Butterfly Garden, Spring Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Guilford water tower area
Howard County, MD

  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Pearly-eye

Carole Mebus

Woodland Hills Preserve, Lower Saucon Township
Northampton County, PA

This is a former golf course that the township has made into an open space preserve. There is much milkweed, both common and swamp varieties. I counted 12 monarchs during a 1 1/2 hour walk through the area.
Also submitting an Eastern-tailed blue, female, because I don’t often see them with wings open.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 12

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • American Snout
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Least Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

John Heyse

Chevron Research, Pt. Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Renee Davis

Stump Pond Rd, Youngsville NY
Sullivan County, NY

First of the year in my garden. I was excited to see it, last year my first was on August 17th. I’m glad they seem to be expanding their range and are almost reliable each year now.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 10
  • Sachem 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Common Sootywing

Monarch

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Jim Egbert

Co Rd 6 and Plash Is Rd,Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Sunny Summer

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Chris Blazo

Mountain Brook Rd. Pond
Franklin County, PA

A large pond surrounded by an Apple orchard and grasses with red and white clovers.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 7
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 25+
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

American Copper

Variegated Fritillary

Stephanie Seymour

Cheshire Lane, Ringwood, NJ
Passaic County, NJ

I also got a video of it!

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Giant Swallowtail

Tom Fiore

Van Cortlandt Park, large city park with old growth forest.
Bronx County, NY

Red-banded Hairstreaks becoming more regular in New York City recently; Broad-winged Skippers out in good numbers here; even 1 Monarch also good to see - not that common in this park, in summer.
Good year for Great Spangled Fritillary in the area, not very expected in this park. Warm, sunny, light west wind, very low humidity (uncommonly low for this area) Lots of Eupatorium in bloom, a few other native flowers out, as well as non-natives. Butterflies looked fresh.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 30+
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6+
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12+
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 8+
  • Broad-winged Skipper 20+

Hackberry Emperor

Red-spotted Purple

Red-banded Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Mike Reese, Jean Gutsmuth & Chris Herz

Eastern Neck NWR, Rock Hall
Kent County, MD

Ran into Mike Reese in the butterfly garden; Mike joined us in the garden and wooded path — devil’s walking stick in bloom attracting a lot of red-spotted purples, summer azures, snouts, and red-banded hairstreaks.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 14
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 13
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 31
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • American Snout 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 17
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 13
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 15
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Catherine's Pass Trail
Salt Lake County, UT

Went up past Catherine’s Pass to Sunset Pass and then southeast on the Great Western for about a mile before heading back.

  • Western White
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Great Basin Fritillary
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • Painted Lady

Dennis Holmes

Along Hwy 97, 10.5 mi NE of Weed
Siskiyou County, CA

  • Western White 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • California Hairstreak 1
  • Acmon Blue 4
  • Mormon Metalmark 2
  • Common Ringlet 3

Mormon Metalmark

Great Purple Hairstreak

Jim Wilkinson

Robinson Nature Center
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 7

Swarthy Skipper

Chris Blazo

Plank Trail on Tuscarora Mountain at elevations from 2126' - 1675'
Franklin County, PA

High ridge trail with sandy substrate and limestone outcrops. Tons of scrub-oak and Edwards’ Hairstreaks in June-July.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 10+
  • Clouded Sulphur 12+
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 9
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 5
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 10+
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20+
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Cheryl Hession

N. Meridian Rd.
Jackson County, MI

Butterfly bush

  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Least Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Jim Egbert

St Hwy 69 ,Northport
Tuscaloosa County, AL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 10+

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park, Rockland County, NY
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Nancy Slowik. Clear, light breeze, 69-82 F.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Appalachian Brown 13
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

'Summer' Spring Azure

Gray Hairstreak

Jean Gutsmuth & Chris Herz

Chesapeake Farms, Chestertown
Kent County, MD

3:20-4:15 pm. Driving tour—observations made from car as no hiking permitted. Joe Pye Weed, NY Ironweed, Swamp Loosestrife, & Swamp Milkweed in bloom.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 14

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

Silver Spotted Skippers have gone from 30-40 per day (at the same time) down to nil.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 13
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Cloudless Sulphur

Zabulon Skipper

Little Glassywing

Andrew Block

Kent Pizza Garden, 17 Railroad St., Kent,
Litchfield County, CT

All seen in the outside patio garden on the Buddleias. A Snowberry Clearwing moth was joining in on the fun too.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1

Jim Egbert

University of Alabama campus, Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa County, AL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 10+
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Least Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Jennifer Cole

my zinnia batch
Morris County, NJ

Second Monarch of the summer I’ve seen. So awesome to watch it glide along.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Peter Marzan

Piscataway
Middlesex County, NJ

For the first time in my 50 years of butterfly enthusiasm, I observed a Giant Swallowtail in NJ. It flew past my front yard, and eventually flew over the roof.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

The Gulf Fritillary pictured was hanging from its chrysalis from the eave of our house about 15 feet from our passion vine. 15 minutes after the photo was taken, it beat its wings 3 times, took off, and flew laps around the garden in bright sunshine. The Red Spotted Purple looked new and fell from a shrub while I was watering. It sat on my finger for 20 minutes before feeding on a hydrangea the rest of the afternoon. Last and definitely least, the Least Skipper was among the herbs on oregano. First Least found at this location this year (species #41 this season).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Gulf Fritillary

Least Skipper

Rich Kelly

Alley Pond Environmental Center/Douglaston Marsh
Queens County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 30

Michael Drake

Dixon Meadow Preserve
Montgomery County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 35
  • Clouded Sulphur 24
  • Orange Sulphur 13
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 203
  • Monarch 2

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 31
  • Clouded Sulphur 18
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 36
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 6
  • Sachem 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 2

Sachem

Sachem

Meadow Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Ahmet Baytas

Avis Campbell Garden, Montclair
Essex County, NJ

My first ever Horace’s Duskywing in Montclair.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Mike Reese

Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Norfolk city, VA

10:00-12:30. Sunny and a beautiful day to be out butterflying.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 41
  • Horace's Duskywing 12
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem 177
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Anne Dickinson

Queensbury near Feeder Dam
Warren County, NY

08-15-15 Swallowtail on petunias and small pink flowers. I had never seen one before

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

John Heyse

Martinez Marsh, Carquinez Shoreline, Martinez
Contra Costa County, CA

77F, 79F

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sandhill Skipper 2
  • Woodland Skipper 11
  • Umber Skipper 1

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

At the Visitor’s Center I found both a Mangrove Skipper (my first for the park) and a Monk Skipper diving deep into yellow allamanda flowers.

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 17
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 15
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 16
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 12

Mangrove Skipper

Brazilian Skipper

Monk Skipper

Allan R. Loudell

Back yard garden, Bear
New Castle County, DE

Late summer—early fall skippers starting to appear.

  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Chris Tenney and Ken Wilson

Sycamore Canyon and Pena Blanca Lake
Santa Cruz County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 15
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Southern Dogface 18
  • Cloudless Sulphur 50
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Boisduval's Yellow 5
  • Mexican Yellow 12
  • Tailed Orange 100
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Creamy Stripe-streak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Leda Ministreak 100+
  • Marine Blue 100+
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Reakirt's Blue 25
  • Fatal Metalmark 8
  • Arizona Metalmark 35
  • Palmer's Metalmark 15
  • American Snout 70
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Mexican Fritillary 2
  • Bordered Patch 20
  • Elf 22
  • Tiny Checkerspot 45
  • Elada Crescent 65
  • Texan Crescent 50
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Tropical Buckeye 4
  • Malachite 1
  • Empress Leilia 2
  • Red Satyr 16
  • Queen 8
  • Dull Firetip 24
  • Northern Cloudywing 6
  • Acacia Skipper 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Orange Skipperling 6
  • Sheep Skipper 6
  • Large Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Toltec Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 1

Malachite

Bill Berthet

Branan Field Wildlife and Envirnmental Area
Duval County, FL

Diodia and Lachnanthes were the flowers with the nectar power to attract 34 species yesterday and today,totaling 4 1/2 hours field time between 10-12 and 10-12:30.
Mid to high 80’s, Partly Cloudy, with about 60% sun,winds 0-10.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Southern Cloudywing 8
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Confused Cloudywing 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Zarucco Duskywing 10
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 4
  • Berry's Skipper 6
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Long-tailed Skipper

Southern Cloudywing

Horace's Duskywing

Zarucco Duskywing

Dotted Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Dion Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Sleepy Orange

Barred Yellow

Black Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Michael Diederich

Spring Road Butterfly Garden, Spring Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

First Giant Swallowtail seen at this location for 2015.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

James L. Monroe

Wolf Run Rd.
Beaver County, PA

4 to 5 p.m.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 15
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2

Swarthy Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Butterfly watching around 8:30 ET this morning. Then around 3pm ET the temperature was around 90 with heat index to 94. A monarch visited as so did a couple kinds of skippers.

  • Cabbage White common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Cabbage White

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Allan R. Loudell

Dutch Neck Road south of the C & D Canal & South of Delaware City
New Castle County, DE

One-and-a-quarter-hour walk, 3:15–4:30 p.m. Sunny, about 94 degrees, very little wind.

Second brood of Bronze Copper.

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Bronze Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1

Chris Blazo

Mennohaven Retirement Community vegetable gardens in Chambersburg
Franklin County, PA

Very hot, humid and sunny. 94 degrees. This area has gardens, large open lawns and riparian habitats.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Harvester 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Pearl Crescent 200+
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 30+
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 10+
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Appalachian Brown

Silvery Checkerspot

Coral Hairstreak

Harvester

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Roaring Run Recreation Area
Armstrong County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Harvester 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • American Snout 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 9
  • Northern Pearly-eye 10
  • Monarch 10
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Allan R. Loudell

Convenience store/bank wall south of Northeast
Cecil County, MD

Red-banded Hairstreak found on wall about 6:30 a.m. near Ailanthus Webworm Moth and One-spotted Variant Moth.

Wings vertically positioned gave it away.

I’m starting to conclude Hairstreaks are more likely drawn to lights overnight than most other butterflies.

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

First Sachem sighted here this year, species number 42 this year. Of the 21 Tigers, 7 were dark form females.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 21
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Pipevine Swallowtail

Zabulon Skipper

Chris Blazo

Sandbag Rd. Marsh on Letterkenny Army Depot lands near Chambersburg
Franklin County, PA

A 2-3 acre marsh impoundment. At least 30 species of wildflowers and many species of sedges and marsh grasses.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15+
  • Clouded Sulphur 70+
  • Orange Sulphur 30+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 8+
  • Pearl Crescent 150+
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 25+
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 11
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 10
  • Peck's Skipper 20+
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Hackberry Emperor

Northern Broken-Dash

Gray Hairstreak

Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Northern Broken-Dash

Jim Egbert

Lake Nicol ,Northport
Tuscaloosa County, AL

Sunny morning and showers after lunch.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 24+
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Michael Drake

Palmyra Cove Nature park
Burlington County, NJ

Very hot! Most of the activity was in the butterfly garden.

  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 11
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 27
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 8

Bart Jones

Florida, Box, and Madera Canyons
Pima County, AZ

Summary of sightings from Aug. 15-17

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Boisduval's Yellow
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Tailed Orange
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Leda Ministreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Arizona Metalmark
  • Zela Metalmark
  • Palmer's Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Elf
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Elada Crescent
  • Texan Crescent
  • Painted Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Tropical Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • California Sister
  • Tropical Leafwing
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Nabokov's Satyr
  • Red Satyr
  • Queen
  • Dull Firetip
  • Arizona Skipper
  • Golden Banded-Skipper
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Drusius Cloudywing
  • Acacia Skipper
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper
  • Pacuvius Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper
  • Erichson's White-Skipper
  • Common Sootywing
  • Many-spotted Skipperling
  • Orange Skipperling
  • Moon-marked Skipper
  • Sheep Skipper
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper
  • Ursine Giant-Skipper

Moon-marked Skipper

Arizona Powdered-Skipper

Arizona Metalmark

Elf

Michael Diederich

Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights
Westchester County, NY

1:40 - 3:15 PM

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 43
  • Clouded Sulphur 34
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 14
  • Pearl Crescent 90
  • Monarch 33
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfiy garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail +
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge, NJ (my NABA certified backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

The monarch was laying eggs on the common milkweed in my yard.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

John Heyse

martinez marsh, carquinez shoreline, martinez
Contra Costa County, CA

81F, 80F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 2
  • Woodland Skipper 3
  • Umber Skipper 1

Cheryl Hession

N. Meridian Rd.
Jackson County, MI

  • Cabbage White 1

Cabbage White

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 21
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary caterpillar

Dun Skipper

James L. Monroe

Penn State - Beaver Campus
Beaver County, PA

between 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
very sunny, high 80’s
all butterflies on Buddleia

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 15

Orange Sulphur

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd,& Russian Rd Orange Beach
Baldwin County, AL

rained all morning;sunny was out by 1pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5

Chris Blazo

State Game Lands off Bricker Rd. in Sandy Hook
Franklin County, PA

Large stands of Bull Thistle. Very hot and humid. 97 degrees.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 18
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • American Snout 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 11
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Silvery Checkerspot 6
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • White Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Viceroy 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Crossline Skipper 1

White Admiral

Crossline Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Black Swallowtail

Aphrodite Fritillary

Chris Blazo

Falling Spring Creek outside of Chambersburg
Franklin County, PA

A native trout stream buffered by tall grasses, willows and wildflowers. Extremely hot and humid with relentless sun. 97 degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 22
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 30+
  • Pearl Crescent 27
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 23
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 40+
  • Peck's Skipper 30+
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 16
  • Crossline Skipper 10
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Melanie Link Taylor

Apple Valley, Lowe's Store, Garden Shop
San Bernardino County, CA

This butterfly was enjoying Lowe’s Garden Shop on a hot summer day.

  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Gulf Fritillary

Jim Wilkinson

Northwest Carroll County
Carroll County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 2

Sleepy Orange

Red-spotted Purple

Common Buckeye

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jim Egbert

Gulf Shores Wetland Park and Co Rd 6 at Callaway Acres Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden. We had morning rain, mostly cloudy skies, and temperatures in the 70’s all day.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Pipevine Swallowtail

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 13
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

Hwy 161 Orange Beach,and east 10th St Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Sachem 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Fiery Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Southern Broken-Dash

Bart Jones

Chiricahua Mountains
Cochise County, AZ

Summary of sightings from Aug. 19.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Tailed Orange
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Texan Crescent
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Satyr Comma
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Tropical Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • California Sister
  • Nabokov's Satyr
  • Canyonland Satyr
  • Queen
  • Dull Firetip
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Golden Banded-Skipper
  • Desert Cloudywing
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Drusius Cloudywing
  • Acacia Skipper
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Pacuvius Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Four-spotted Skipperling
  • Orange Skipperling
  • Snow's Skipper
  • Sheep Skipper

Four-spotted Skipperling

Desert Cloudywing

Nabokov's Satyr

Canyonland Satyr

Rich Kelly

Roslyn Harbor/William Cullen Bryant Preserve
Nassau County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 35
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 5

Red Admiral

Tawny-edged Skipper

Renee Davis

Watkins Glen
Schuyler County, NY

While working on our county birding list, Valerie Freer and I counted 68 Hackberry Emperors on the seasonal road, off Rock Cabin Road in the Catherine Creek Wildlife Management area.

  • Hackberry Emperor 68

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden. The Leonard’s Skipper was the first sighting of the year.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Leonard's Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair Township
Essex County, NJ

Stopped at a few gardens and Mills Reservation on my way to work. My second Zebra Swallowtail at Mills Reservation and in NJ; the first one was about a decade ago. Also the second county record, and one of the few state sightings.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 14
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Sandy-Crystal Vaughn

Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center
Jeff Davis County, TX

I live in Houston. I was in Fort Davis, Texas attending a hummingbird banding session at CDNC which was part of the Davis Mountains Hummingbird Festival. This Texan Crescent flitted among us and landed briefly in a patch of sunlight!

  • Texan Crescent 1

Texan Crescent

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Leonard's Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Della Wells and Nancy Slowik. Air temperature 78 to 85 F, cloud cover approximately 50 to 75%, wind gusts 12-16 mph from ESE.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Appalachian Brown 9
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Red-banded Hairstreak

American Copper

Jim Wilkinson

Robinson Nature Center
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Sleepy Orange

Steven Glynn

West of Blacksburg, VA, off US-460
Montgomery County, VA

Late afternoon. Overcast and rain threatening.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Diana Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Sachem

Great Spangled Fritillary

Diana Fritillary

Diana Fritillary

Jim Egbert

Roscoe & Russian Rd Orange Beach,N Juniper Foley,and Co Rd 73 Summerdale
Baldwin County, AL

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 24+
  • Sleepy Orange 24+
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 14
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Chris Blazo

Bricker Rd. State Game Lands in Sandy Hook
Franklin County, PA

It had just rained and the sun was coming in and out. Very humid.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 37
  • Clouded Sulphur 50+
  • Orange Sulphur 20
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 80+
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 15
  • American Snout 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 30+
  • Silvery Checkerspot 5
  • Pearl Crescent 100+
  • Question Mark 11
  • Eastern Comma 15
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Viceroy 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 14
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 10+
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 15+
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 3

Spicebush Swallowtail

Sleepy Orange

Question Mark

Northern Pearly-eye

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Bart Jones

Ramsey, Brown, and Hunter Canyons
Cochise County, AZ

Summary of sightings on Aug. 20.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Tailed Orange
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Leda Ministreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Zela Metalmark
  • Ares Metalmark
  • Palmer's Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Texan Crescent
  • Mourning Cloak
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Tropical Buckeye
  • California Sister
  • Nabokov's Satyr
  • Canyonland Satyr
  • Queen
  • Golden Banded-Skipper
  • Desert Cloudywing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Orange Skipperling

California Sister

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair
Essex County, NJ

2 Giant Swallowtails together at Mills Reservation, where there was a Zebra Swallowtail yesterday. That is five swallowtail species in two days. Only missing one is Pipevine (never had one in Montclair).

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 25
  • Dun Skipper 5

Sandy-Crystal Vaughn

Davis Mountains Preserve/The Nature Conservancy
Jeff Davis County, TX

I live in Houston. I was in Fort Davis attending the Davis Mountains Hummingbird Festival. At the end of a banding session at McIvor Visitor Center, this fresh Arizona Sister landed on a folding chair. After observing it for ten minutes, I offered my index finger to climb upon. While relocating it to a flower, I was rewarded with a beautiful dorsal view. According to Kelly Bryan (local ornithologist and retired from Texas Parks and Wildlife), this species wasn’t seen for a couple of years due to the 2011 drought. It is making a comeback, especially with the help of all the spring rains this year.

  • California Sister 1

California Sister

California Sister

California Sister

Chris Blazo

State Game Lands #235 including Bear Valley Rd. in Buchanan State Forest and Upper Horse Valley Rd.
Franklin County, PA

This is a very large and rural area. There are many habitats from steep mountain slopes and laurel-lined streams to wide open, fir-lined meadows. It rained the previous day, so there are tons of puddles and mud.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 25
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 65+
  • Clouded Sulphur 135+
  • Orange Sulphur 44
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 140+
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 43
  • American Snout 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 13
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 28
  • Silvery Checkerspot 4
  • Pearl Crescent 200+
  • Question Mark 17
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Gray Comma 10
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 12
  • Red-spotted Purple 30+
  • Viceroy 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 11
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20+
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 25+
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 18
  • Leonard's Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Dun Skipper 6

American Lady

Painted Lady

Leonard's Skipper

Least Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Bart Jones

Patagonia
Santa Cruz County, AZ

Summary of sightings from Aug. 18 and 21

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Boisduval's Yellow
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Tailed Orange
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Leda Ministreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Arizona Metalmark
  • Zela Metalmark
  • Ares Metalmark
  • Palmer's Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Elf
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Elada Crescent
  • Texan Crescent
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Tropical Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Viceroy
  • California Sister
  • Nabokov's Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Dull Firetip
  • Hammock Skipper
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Golden Banded-Skipper
  • Desert Cloudywing
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Acacia Skipper
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper
  • Common Sootywing
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Orange Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Pahaska Skipper
  • Carus Skipper
  • Sheep Skipper
  • Simius Roadside-Skipper
  • Toltec Roadside-Skipper
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper
  • Dotted Roadside-Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Carus Skipper

Boisduval's Yellow

Many-spotted Skipperling

Ruddy Daggerwing

Rick Cheicante

Great Dismal Swamp
Suffolk city, VA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 45
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Creole Pearly-eye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 17
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 4
  • Carolina Roadside-Skipper 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Michael Drake

Palmyra Cove
Burlington County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 12
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 28
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 17

Jim Wilkinson

Mount Pleasant Conservancy
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Swarthy Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Clouded Skipper

James Shelton

Cumberland Marsh Natural Area Preserve
New Kent County, VA

  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Monarch 1

Sleepy Orange

Mark Adams

Albemarle County: Browns Gap Turnpike, Clark Rd. Also Green County: Simmons Gap Rd
Albemarle County, VA

13:00 - 18:00 EDT
Mostly sunny, 79 - 85 deg F, wind 0 - 5 mph

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 27
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 17
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 52
  • Orange Sulphur 20
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 26
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 13
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 54
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 8
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 6
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 62
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Bart Jones

Glenwood
Catron County, NM

Summary of sightings from Aug. 22.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Palmer's Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Tiny Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • American Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Canyonland Satyr
  • Queen
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Least Skipper
  • Orange Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Dun Skipper

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Ken Wilson

Batiquitos Lagoon
San Diego County, CA

80F, 10 mph breeze. Saw one Sulphur that was too far away to positively ID.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • Wandering Skipper 2

Wandering Skipper

Rick Cheicante

Croatan NF
Craven County, NC

NE corner including Flanners Beach, Fishers Landing and Catfish Lake Rd
Observers:
Rick Cheicante, Matt Orsie, Barry Marts, Mike Smith and Tom Pendleton

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 16
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 34
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 25
  • Sleepy Orange 20
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Carolina Satyr 20
  • Georgia Satyr 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Byssus Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 6
  • Carolina Roadside-Skipper 15
  • Reversed Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 16

Melanie Link Taylor

Buterfly Garden, residence
San Bernardino County, CA

The Cabbage White butterflies come out to enjoy the lobelia when it is less than 103 F I have noticed.

  • Cabbage White 1

Cabbage White

Christopher Leslie

San Marcos Foothills Nature Preserve, 1155 Via Gaitero, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA
Santa Barbara County, CA

Butterfly was making short flights and landing on dead vegetation at San Marcos Foothills Nature Preserve by dirt road near native plant restoration area. Many of these small butterflies were seen later in the day near the Antone Road entrance to the park. Sunny morning with temps in the 70’s F.

  • Dainty Sulphur 4

Dainty Sulphur

Chris Blazo

Bricker Rd. game lands in Sandy Hook
Franklin County, PA

Sunny and clear. Beautiful.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Clouded Sulphur 18
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 9
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 40
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Gray Comma 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 12
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 8
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Gray Comma

Steven Glynn

Talladega NF & Oakmulgee WMA areas
Hale County, AL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 5
  • Creole Pearly-eye 2
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Mitchell's Satyr 10
  • Horace's Duskywing common
  • Zarucco Duskywing common
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Byssus Skipper 2
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 2

Mitchell's Satyr

Mitchell's Satyr

Creole Pearly-eye

Byssus Skipper

Ron Smith

Brooker Creek Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • White Peacock 15
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Talladega National Forest areas
Bibb County, AL

Honored to have Vitaly Charny join forces with me.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow abundant
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 3
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Mitchell's Satyr 12
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing common
  • Zarucco Duskywing common
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Byssus Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Ocola Skipper

Mitchell's Satyr

Mitchell's Satyr

Mitchell's Satyr

Mitchell's Satyr

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Crossline Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

Swan Harbor Farm Pond- going in on left
Harford County, MD

Sunny, Breezy, 70s from 10:30-13:00. Both Fiery and Long Tailed were in the first hundred yards going counterclockwise from blind on Purple Loostrife

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 5
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 14

Fiery Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Harry Zirlin

Read Sanctuary
Westchester County, NY

Broad-winged Skippers common because Phragmites dominant in many areas of this site on the Long Island Sound. Duns were fresh, some clearly not more than a day or so since emerging. Cech and Tudor say double-brooded to south, an extended brood to the north. I think these individuals were part of a partial second brood, although that is just my gut reaction as to what is going on.

  • Cabbage White 20+
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 20+
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 20+
  • Dun Skipper 7

Curtis A. Lehman

Clarksburg
Indiana County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Christopher Leslie

Oneula Beach Park, Ewa Beach, HI 96706, USA
Honolulu County, HI

Several of these blues were flying around and occasionally landing in grassy area which appeared to include a type of saltbush. Cloudy day in the 80’s F with ocean breezes.

  • Western Pygmy-Blue 4

Western Pygmy-Blue

Western Pygmy-Blue

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

75F

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

Bert Harris

38°30'15.7"N, 77°45'20.3"W mud puddle near Savannah Branch rd
Fauquier County, VA

Amazing aggregation at a drying mud puddle.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 20
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 30
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 40
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Common Sootywing 15
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 65
  • Cassius Blue 115
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 18
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 26
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6 (could also have been White Ch-Sk)
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 2
  • Monk Skipper 9 (high total)

Cassius Blue

Monk Skipper

Steven Glynn

Old River Road, near Lacey's Spring/Huntsville
Morgan County, AL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Found this growing caterpillar while watering plants today. Also two pairs of mating peck skippers

  • Cabbage White common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch caterpillar

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

Heavy rain, then clouds, then afternoon sun.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden between 9:00 a.m. and noon.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Rick Cheicante

Fort Macon SP/Croatan NF
Carteret County, NC

Observers: Rick Cheicante, Matt Orsie, Barry Marts, Mike Smith and Tom Pendleton.

Composite list from variable group sightings.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 24
  • Sleepy Orange 14
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Little Metalmark 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 7
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Byssus Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 8

Michael Diederich

Spring Road Butterfly Garden, Spring Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

Second sighting of a Giant Swallowtail for this location for 2015 - flying over in a western direction.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge, NJ (my NABA certified backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jim Egbert

Roscoe Rd Orange Beach,Graham Creek Preserve Foley,Co Rd 34 Summerdale,US Hwy 31 between Bay Minette and Perdido,Dyas Rd,and Splinter Hill Bog
Baldwin County, AL

US HWY 31 cuts across the head waters of the of the Perdido River and is proving to and excellent roadside area to see both Georgia and Helicta Satyr. I also sighted Little Yellow, and Dainty Sulphur in this wet land area, with Barred Yellow sighted at Splinter Hill Bog;smallest of sulphurs found in this part of the gulf coast. Joe Pye and Blazing Star and both in bloom and are holding large numbers of mostly swallowtail butterflies.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 24+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 9
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 12+
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 24+
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 12+
  • Georgia Satyr 12+
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 7

James Shelton

Pocahontas State Park
Chesterfield County, VA

45 minute walk. Sunny. Calm.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Northern Cloudywing

Sachem

Red-banded Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

Sachem

Dun Skipper

Common Buckeye

Michael Drake

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
District of Columbia, DC

Hot, sunny am, perfect for skippers.
The Dions were very obliging.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Least Skipper 41
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 31
  • Sachem 80
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dion Skipper 9
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Jim Egbert

Splinter Hill Bog and Meaher State Pk. 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center section.
Baldwin County, AL

My wife and I had off together,and because she did not believe that Passion Fruit grows here;we went looking for some that were bearing fruit.I had seen some at Splinter Hill Bog,so we went off on a road trip to the north end of the county;there is also winery near by;and we visited both the Passion Fruit site,and the winery.The other location was located on at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center in maintenance area,both locations were bearing fruit;this location also put us very near an excellent seafood restaurant.The trip bore fruit,with a little wine,seafood,and I also saw a few butterflies.Migrations have begun;at least two large flocks of Canadian Geese arrived in the last couple of days,as well some Monarchs,Gulf Fritillaries,and Little Yellows.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12+
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 12+
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Steven Glynn

Prentice-Cooper State Forest
Marion County, TN

Male and Female Diana Frits seen.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Diana Fritillary 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple common
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Creole Pearly-eye 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 3
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Sachem 1

Creole Pearly-eye

Gemmed Satyr

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

'Summer' Spring Azure

Tawny Emperor

Red-spotted Purple

Diana Fritillary

John Heyse

Martinez Marsh, Carquinez Shoreline Martinez
Contra Costa County, CA

76F, 76F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sandhill Skipper 3
  • Woodland Skipper 7
  • Umber Skipper 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Viceroy
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

James Shelton

Wetlands, James River Park
Richmond city, VA

  • Northern Pearly-eye 1

Northern Pearly-eye

Jim Wilkinson

Troy Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Sachem 3

Viceroy

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg, Andy Greller

Massapequa Preserve
Nassau County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 55
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Common Sootywing 6
  • Least Skipper 45
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem common
  • Zabulon Skipper 7
  • Dun Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Carole Mebus

Delaware Canal SP: Giving Pond and Gallows Run areas
Bucks County, PA

The Appalachian Brown was found along the canal at the edge of a woods near the Gallows Run. The viceroy was at the Giving Pond section of the state park. It was the first viceroy I have seen this summer.

  • Viceroy 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1

Viceroy

Appalachian Brown

Bart Jones

Mt. Baldy Area
Apache County, AZ

Summary of sightings from Aug. 22 to 24.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Ruddy Copper
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Melissa Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Nokomis Fritillary
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • Arachne Checkerspot
  • Fulvia Checkerspot
  • Field Crescent
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • California Sister
  • Small Wood-Nymph
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Afranius Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Garita Skipperling
  • Common Branded Skipper
  • Pahaska Skipper
  • Snow's Skipper

Arachne Checkerspot

Ruddy Copper

Nokomis Fritillary

Michael Diederich

Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights
Westchester County, NY

From: 1:55 - 3:30 PM.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 43
  • Clouded Sulphur 27
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 33
  • Pearl Crescent 29
  • Monarch 38
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 15

Matthew Ceplo

Rockland Country Club
Rockland County, NY

Pt. Cloudy and warm afternoon. First Giant I have seen this year.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 16
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Horace's Duskywing

Giant Swallowtail

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

First sighting ever at this location of a Tawny Emperor, species number 43 this year and number 67 since we started the garden in 2010. This was our second Monarch visit this year. It visited 3 different types of milkweed and was present most of the afternoon.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Pipevine Swallowtail

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Zabulon Skipper

Tawny Emperor

Fiery Skipper

Pipevine Swallowtail

Tawny Emperor

Clouded Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden. Mostly cloudy and breezy, cool conditions kept numbers down today.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Sleepy Orange

Cloudless Sulphur

John Heyse

Chgvron Researh, Pt. Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

James Shelton

Powhite Park
Richmond city, VA

  • Hackberry Emperor 1

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Lisa Toops Miller

Our Home, North Macon suburb, wooded area nearby.
Bibb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Glenn Koppel

Moraine State Park
Butler County, PA

Minimum of 15 Monarch Caterpillars seen on Milkweed.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1

Jim Egbert

Oyster Bay Rd,Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Denis C. Quinn

Eastern Neck NWR
Kent County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 14
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 16
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 9
  • Viceroy 5
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Rich Kelly, Lindy Nielsen, Andy Greller

Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Suffolk County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 50
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 8

Least Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair
Essex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 11
  • Dun Skipper 3

Red-banded Hairstreak

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Sootywing

Cabbage White

Black Swallowtail

James Shelton

Dutch Gap Conservation Area
Chesterfield County, VA

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Mike Reese

Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County, WI

Half of the Monarchs were nectaring on the abundant boneset on the western side of the property

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Monarch 112

Scott Anderson

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Cobb County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Cloudy day with temps near 70 degrees. Seemed like an autumn day, with cool mornings and evenings while it was espec. warm with the sun out in the afternoon. Not as many butterflies today. The Monarch caterpillar has finished eating the milkweed and is now in its J shape, ready for the next phase.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

One of the Long-tailed Skippers had no tail, looked like it was pulled off.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

TNC Eldora & Rt 47 to Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

1 Cloudless Sulphur @ TNC Eldora, with Broad-winged, Salt Marsh and Aaron’s Skippers on Budelia.
4 separate sightings of Cloudless Sulphurs

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 14
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Salt Marsh Skipper

Jim Egbert

Co Rd 6 and Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Monarchs have made it to the beach;after 4 days of northly winds;along with a Snout butterfly.These early arrivals will soon be joined by others,in the next few weeks.There will a few that will try to spend the winter and the rest will move on.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Phaon Crescent 10+
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Steven Glynn

Near Royalston, MA
Worcester County, MA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • American Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Ringlet 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Leonard's Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem common

Viceroy

Southern Broken-Dash

Gray Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Michael Drake

Chanticleer Garden
Montgomery County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Sachem 26
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Jim Egbert

Gulf State Park,Roscoe Rd Orange Beach and Plantation Rd
Baldwin County, AL

Went on an early morning spider hunt with W Mike Howell,the north dry wind of the past few days,switch over night and put a nice dew on the morning.After a successful hunt and the dew burned off we had some early morning butterfly sightings.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12+
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 10

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Monarch visited the milkweeds around 10AM ET. Was sunny and more butterflies came out.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Jeanette Klodzen

Maybird Lakes (Little Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Only 2 Hoary Commas seen at the lake (9700ft).

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Hoary Comma 3

Michael Drake

Dixon Meadow
Montgomery County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Monarch 3

Steven Glynn

Scott's Bog, East Inlet
Coos County, NH

Green Comma’s were all over the place

  • Mustard White 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Atlantis Fritillary 4
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 9
  • Green Comma common
  • Gray Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • European Skipper 1

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Green Comma

Gray Comma

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly survey with Della Wells and Nancy Slowik. Air temperature 68 to 81 F. Initially clear skies, but increasing clouds during survey. High wind gusts 6 to 8 mph.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Appalachian Brown 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2

American Copper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Cheryl Hession

N. Meridian Rd.
Jackson County, MI

butterfly bush and yard

  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1

Great Spangled Fritillary

David L. Amadio

Blue Mountain Lake, Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area
Sussex County, NJ

Observations made from 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Least Skipper 10
  • Peck's Skipper 2

David L. Amadio

Lake Success, Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area
Sussex County, NJ

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

High Point State Park
Sussex County, NJ

Observations made from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. One Leonard’s Skipper female broke from tradition and nectared on goldenrod.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Leonard's Skipper 8
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

David L. Amadio

White Lake WMA
Warren County, NJ

Observations made between 4:50 p.m. & 6 p.m

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 16
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

First Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper of the year at this location, species number 44 this year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1

Gray Hairstreak

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Alan R Mennig

Tyler Arboretum
Delaware County, PA

It is the first I have seen at Tyler in 10 years.

  • American Snout 1

Chris Blazo

State Game Lands 124 on Red Rock and Ft. Davis Roads in beautiful Warren Twp.
Franklin County, PA

Many types of habitat from tall grass Pheasant propagation fields to steep mountain slopes and riparian areas.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 30+
  • Clouded Sulphur 100+
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 17
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 16
  • Pearl Crescent 60+
  • Northern Crescent 1+
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Gray Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 10
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 14
  • Peck's Skipper 11
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 20+
  • Crossline Skipper 4

Jim Wilkinson

Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem abundant

White M Hairstreak

Monarch

Zebra Swallowtail

Viceroy

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

Sachems everywhere. Red Admiral and Pearl Crescent missing for first time since early July.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 47
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 13
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 7
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 8
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 134
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

Only the second time we have been visited by a Great Purple Hairstreak. The Sleepy Orange laid eggs on 3 different Sennas so we are hoping for caterpillars.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Great Purple Hairstreak

Jim Egbert

Plantation Rd Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

Work place sightings

  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Rich Kelly, Mary Normandia, Seth Ausubel

Bombay Hook NWR
Kent County, DE

Numerous other grass skippers were seen nectaring on Pluchea odorata, far from the roadside, and could not be identified.

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2

Tyler M. Harms

Geode State Park
Henry County, IA

  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Tyler M. Harms

Shimek State Forest - Donnellson Unit
Lee County, IA

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1

Mark Adams

Sugar Hollow Rd (614), Clark Rd (674), Jones Mill Rd (811), Jarmans Gap
Albemarle County, VA

11:30 – 16:50 EDT. Partly cloudy to cloudy (after 15:30), 0-5 mph wind, 78-85 deg F.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 50
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 11
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 60
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 30
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 33
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 7
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 28
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Red-spotted Purple 17
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 115

Catherine Holt

Dallas, TX
Dallas County, TX

Pipevine Swallowtail dropped by for nourishment..

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1

Pipevine Swallowtail

James L. Monroe

North of Rte. 68 on Fifteen Mile Creek Rd.
Allegany County, MD

From 10:30 to 12:30
All the Great Spangled Fritillaries seemed to be females and all but one were nectaring on some species of thistle.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 26
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 9
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1

Northern Pearly-eye

Curtis A. Lehman

Youghiogheny River Trail
Allegheny County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Question Mark 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 12
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Ryan Chrouser

Otter Creek, 44.75679, -91.40348
Eau Claire County, WI

The Common Ringlet sighting is a late date for WI. This is only the second report from WI from what would appear to be from a second brood. (Mike Reese)

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Northern Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 5

Common Ringlet

Rich Kelly, Mary Normandia, Seth Ausubel

Mercer Meadows Pole Farm
Mercer County, NJ

One dark female Tiger.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Great Spangled Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge, NJ (my NABA certified backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15

Fiery Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

I went there looking for Golden Hairstreak and Dodge’s Skipper. After more than 4 hours of looking, finally found one hairstreak. Coronis Fritillary was the most common butterfly seen.

  • Mustard White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Golden Hairstreak 1
  • Acmon Blue 4
  • Coronis Fritillary 26
  • Lorquin's Admiral 4
  • California Sister 2
  • Common Ringlet 22
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 5
  • Woodland Skipper 8

Coronis Fritillary

John Heyse

martinez marsh
Contra Costa County, CA

80F The checkered skippers were extremely small. I thought they might be small checkered skippers, but they were not.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 4

Scott Anderson

Home certified butterfly garden #1427, Marietta
Cobb County, GA

Six Red banded Hairstreaks is a record for the backyard. Rainy, cloudy and cooler so not a great day for butterflies generally.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1

David H. Bartholomew

Montebello Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Looking for Golden Hairstreak, I only spent about 15 minutes here and at a single canyon oak tree observed more than a dozen fluttering around, 4:45 pm. Total estimated includes an adjacent tree.

  • Golden Hairstreak 20
  • Common Ringlet 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Observed in butterfly garden.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Leonard's Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

John Lampkin

Shell mound, Cockroach Bay
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
90 with sun and clouds. Lightning in the distance.
The Ceraunus Blue is laying eggs on non-native Phasey Bean. The Mangrove Skipper is nectaring on non-native Lantana.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • White Peacock 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 5
  • Mangrove Skipper 2

Barred Yellow

Sleepy Orange

Mangrove Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Rich Kelly, Mary Normandia, Seth Ausubel

Princeton Battlefield State Park
Mercer County, NJ

One dark female Tiger.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 55
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 11
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Dun Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Great Spangled Fritillary

Chris Blazo

Bricker Rd. State Game Lands in Sandy Hook along the borders of Letterkenny Army Depot
Franklin County, PA

Very humid and partly sunny. It rained the night before.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 28
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 16
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 12
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 34
  • Northern Crescent 1+
  • Question Mark 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 6
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 10+
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Least Skipper 3

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Chris Blazo

Long Ln. clover fields near St. Thomas
Franklin County, PA

Thunderstorm rolling in and very humid.

  • Black Swallowtail 22
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 30+
  • Clouded Sulphur 90+
  • Orange Sulphur 55+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 43
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 60+
  • Pearl Crescent 40+
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 11
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Crossline Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 4

Little Yellow

Common Buckeye

James L. Monroe

Beury Mountain WMA
Fayette County, WV

Sightings between 11 a.m. and noon.
Nice to see a female Diana still hanging on despite being a little beat up.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Diana Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 10
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1

Diana Fritillary