October 2019 Sightings

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather: 82°-89°, sun all day 90%, winds 10-18 mph. Nectar: Pickerelweed, liatris, carphephorus, caesarweed. LCooper, SFarnsworth, BZaremba.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 35
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 11
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 8
  • Aaron's Skipper 8
  • Palmetto Skipper 28
  • Dusted Skipper 12
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 17

Dusted Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Palmetto Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Viceroy

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair
Essex County, NJ

Possibly the best year in town for Ocola Skipper (1-3 a day during the past week) and Fiery Skipper (5-15 a day). One of the best autumns for Monarch, Painted Lady and Common Buckeye around here. Many Monarchs migrating the last several days, some stopping in gardens for fuel.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 11
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 50+
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 6
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason-Dixon MD/PA line.
Chester County, PA

Snout was a surprise today.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 28
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 16
  • Sachem 6
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Sachem

Ocola Skipper

Monarch

American Lady

Denis C. Quinn

2 miles south of Kirkwood, PA 17536
Lancaster County, PA

First ever for me seeing a Cloudless Sulphur here or in Lanco.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract
Anne Arundel County, MD

Also one unidentified anglewing

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 24
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 4

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Ocola Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 12

Fiery Skipper

American Snout

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot
Orange County, NY

43rd & 44th butterfly species for our yard this year!

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Robert Bell

Alabaster bike trail
Iosco County, MI

10:30 to 12:30PM. Cloudy to light rain. 75 degrees.
Fiery Skipper and Milbert’s Tortoiseshell were personal first records for Iosco County.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 22
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Painted Lady 42
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 63
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Warren A. Jacobs

Fulmer Rd Spring Mount PA
Montgomery County, PA

I’ve seen several in flight here this summer. This is the first that one has cooperated for photos

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Mike Reese

Bartram’s Gardens
Philadelphia County, PA

10:30-12:30. Mostly cloudy at start to mostly sunny and 75 degrees at stop.

  • Cabbage White 21
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 43
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Barbara Peck

Anderson River Park
Shasta County, CA

Clear, mild day, riparian habitat. Saw 6 additional whites not identified, probably a mix of checkered and cabbage.
One of the buckeyes was the dark form. This is the first time I’ve seen one of these.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Acmon Blue 6
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Lorquin's Admiral 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Windy, humid and got hot. Out for 3.5 hours

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Eastern Comma 13
  • Painted Lady 10
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Monarch 100

Painted Lady

Monarch

Reakirt's Blue

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Cabbage White

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason-Dixon MD/PA line.
Chester County, PA

Even though it was in low nineties far less butterflies are seen daily, even with adequate nectar sources available.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 6

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

Denis C. Quinn

2 miles south of Kirkwood, PA 17536
Lancaster County, PA

Nectar sources drying up fast here! ETB seen in wet area.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 7

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

The Monarchs have been all over my asters and Mexican sunflower.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 10

Steven Rosenthal, Steve Walter

Jones Beach State Park West End, sandy area just east of the nature center
Nassau County, NY

Sunny record warmth for this date here ca. 80 degrees at 11am or so…..A bit of a surprise, as this is the latest Swarthy Skipper either of us has ever seen up here, so late that SW considered there could be a third brood in this warm year. (SW photo).

  • Swarthy Skipper 1

Swarthy Skipper

Laurel Rhodes

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area near Fredericksburg
Gillespie County, TX

With Sherry Wilson. 92F, light winds, full sun. Hiked 5 miles.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 14
  • Gulf Fritillary 13
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Queen 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Dun Skipper 10
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Dotted Roadside-Skipper 1

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Season is winding down but there are still some butterflies to be seen. California Tortoiseshells migrating, California Sisters are very worn, Common Ringlets making love (trying anyway). Skippers were predominately Umber Skippers, nectaring on yellow star thistle, very few Sylvan Skippers.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 46
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 40
  • Common Ringlet 8
  • Woodland Skipper 2
  • Umber Skipper 12

Common Buckeye

Woodland Skipper

Umber Skipper

Umber Skipper

Common Ringlet

California Tortoiseshell

California Tortoiseshell

Acmon Blue

Jim Wilkinson

Ferry Point Park
Queen Anne's County, MD

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 8
  • Sachem 2

Common Buckeye

American Lady

James L. Monroe

Pee Dee NWR
Richmond County, NC

extremely hot, high 90’s

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper abundant
  • Clouded Skipper 4

Little Yellow

Pearl Crescent

Beth Polvino

my yard NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

Excited to find a Clouded Skipper in my center back garden. Although rare for the area - none had been seen since 2014. This year since mid-September there have been a few individual’s seen around Cape May County, NJ. #45 species for my yard for 2019 and #55 species for past 6 years. Still have many buckeye caterpillar on snapdragons. Plus Black Swallowtail and Monarch cats on their host plants. I also have chrysalis from Spicebush Swallowtail, BS, CB, and Red-spotted Purple. Sunny, low 70’s with winds about 13 MPH.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Painted Lady 9
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Sachem common

Fiery Skipper, Gray Hairstreak, Ocola Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Tom Palmer

Dinner Island Ranch WMA
Hendry County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 24
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 32
  • Cuban Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • White Peacock 262
  • Viceroy 9
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Monarch 7
  • Queen 10
  • Long-tailed Skipper 12
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 16
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Whirlabout 7
  • Sachem 4
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

White Peacock

Monarch

Cuban Crescent

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason-Dixon MD/PA line.
Chester County, PA

Full sun, windy upper sixties and the day after a dry front came through. Some butterflies are total rags and almost unidentifiable but keep on going. Verbena bonariensis, Lantana and Mexican Sunflowers were the choices today, but not Butterfly bush.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 0
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 23
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 4
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Peck's Skipper

Sachem

Silver-spotted Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Ocola Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Linda Cooper

John Stretch Park
Palm Beach County, FL

10:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Weather: 83°-85°, mostly sunny. Nectar: Spanish needles, Brazilian pepper, jasmine tree. LCooper, SMoore, BVolkle

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 25
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 9
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 30
  • Julia Heliconian 35
  • Zebra Heliconian 9
  • Cuban Crescent 9
  • Phaon Crescent 10
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • White Peacock 160
  • Dorantes Longtail 25
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Cuban Crescent

Three-spotted Skipper

Cuban Crescent

Clouded Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason-Dixon MD/PA line.
Chester County, PA

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 5

Denis C. Quinn

2 miles south of Kirkwood, PA 17536
Lancaster County, PA

Full sun, windy and much coooler in upper sixties today after a dry frontal system passed. We are very dry here with a dry outlook as well. Fierst day without any Monarch sightings!

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 7
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 0
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Andrew Block

167 Old Army Rd., Scarsdale,
Westchester County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2

James L. Monroe

Santee Delta WMA
Georgetown County, SC

Totally overcast and mid to high 70’s
Some of the Tropical Checkered Skippers could have been Common Checkered-Skipper, but of the ones I did positively ID they were all Tropical.

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 15+
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper abundant
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Ocola Skipper common

Common Buckeye

Gulf Fritillary

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Ocola Skipper

"Death by Skipper" field trip

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

Annual “Death by Skipper” field trip. Participants: Linda Cooper, JCrosby, NCrosby, DCutler, AGrimm, EPerry, MReese, PStrauss, BVolkle, RWarner,LWilliams, BZaremba

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 25
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Phaon Crescent 16
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • White Peacock 125
  • Viceroy 7
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 23
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 8
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 7
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 11
  • Southern Broken-Dash 12
  • Sachem 3
  • Delaware Skipper 16
  • Aaron's Skipper 15
  • Palmetto Skipper 25
  • Palatka Skipper 2
  • Berry's Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 12
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 25

Berry's Skipper (N&JCrosby)

Aaron's Skipper (N&JCrosby)

Delaware Skipper (N&JCrosby)

Berry's Skipper (MReese)

Palmetto Skipper

Swarthy Skipper (N&JCrosby)

Twin-spot Skipper (N&JCrosby)

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and 57 degrees. Released 3 female Black Swallowtails. One stayed in the butterfly garden. Two Painted Ladies visited the garden. The Monarchs haven’t been seen Tues the 1st. Since Wed the 2bd, it has been chilly windy and rainy. Raised a total of 37 Monarchs in summer of 2019.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 2

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason-Dixon MD/PA line.
Chester County, PA

Very surprised to see an E. Tiger Swallowtail today and a fresh Red Admiral sipped and flew off quickly. 2nd day without any Monarch butterfly sightings. Verbena todays choice again.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 0
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Sachem 4
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Painted Lady

Peck's Skipper

Sachem

Silver-spotted Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Common Checkered-Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

2 miles south of Kirkwood, PA 17536
Lancaster County, PA

Sunny, breezy 42°-63° and second day of no Monarch sightings.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 0
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 7

Red-banded Hairstreak

Ashley Gardner

Montvale Park
Bedford County, VA

  • Monarch 9

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

"Bullied by Skippers" field trip

Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area
Osceola County, FL

Participants: EPerry, RWarner, LCooper, JCrosby, NCrosby, REpstein, SFarnsworth, AGrimm, JLampkin, DMcElveen, SMoore, LWilliams, BZaremba, NPrine, MReese

The Bull Creek “fabulous five” on Sunday, Oct. 6th: Dotted, Meske’s, Berry’s, Arogos, Dusted! As far as I know this has not been done in a single day. (EPerry)

  • Zebra Swallowtail 25
  • Black Swallowtail 18
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 40
  • Cloudless Sulphur 30
  • Little Yellow 42
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 9
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Little Metalmark 11
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 10
  • Viceroy 5
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Queen 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Confused Cloudywing 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Zarucco Duskywing 9
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 7
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Dotted Skipper 23
  • Meske's Skipper 11
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 25
  • Whirlabout 23
  • Southern Broken-Dash 25
  • Sachem 2
  • Arogos Skipper 22
  • Delaware Skipper 15
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 25
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 25
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 7
  • Ocola Skipper 7

Berry's Skipper (RWarner)

Dusted Skipper (N&JCrosby)

Meske's Skipper (JLampkin)

Palmetto Skipper (LCooper)

Delaware Skipper (N&JCrosby)

Palmetto Skipper (JLampkin)

Meske's Skipper (N&JCrosby)

Tawny-edged Skipper (JLampkin)

Arogos Skipper (JLampkin)

Black Swallowtail (EPerry)

Palatka Skipper (EPerry)

Dotted Skipper (EPerry)

Confused Cloudywing (EPerry)

Spicebush Swallowtail (EPerry)

Dusted Skipper (EPerry)

Arogos Skipper (EPerry)

Twin-spot Skipper (EPerry)

Dotted Skipper (EPerry)

Meske's Skipper (EPerry)

Meske's Skipper (N&JCrosby)

Dusted Skipper (JLampkin)

Swarthy Skipper (N&JCrosby)

Meske's Skipper (JLampkin)

Berry's Skipper (RWarner)

Ken Wilson

Escondido yard
San Diego County, CA

Sightings for the past few days.

  • Giant Swallowtail +
  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Umber Skipper

Queen

Mournful Duskywing

Gulf Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Daniel Jones

Progreso Lakes yard
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Large Orange Sulphur 6
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • American Snout 3
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Queen 50
  • Soldier 5
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 5
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Laviana White-Skipper 4
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 8
  • Double-dotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Common Mellana 3
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 8

Double-dotted Skipper

Soldier

Tailed Orange

Mexican Bluewing

White-patched Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason-Dixon MD/PA line.
Chester County, PA

Cloudy, high 72° and short showers in between. Saw the Variegated Fritillary at 09:00 and the Cabbage at 15:30. No Monarchs for days now.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny & 67 degrees with light breeze. One Monarch visited garden #2490

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 1

James L. Monroe

Rogers Pasture Rd., just outside Liberty Co. Solid Waste Disposal
Liberty County, GA

Nice purple sheen on some of the Ocolas.

  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • White M Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Common Buckeye
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Broad-winged Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Linda Cooper

Three Lakes WMA
Osceola County, FL

Williams Road Unit 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Weather: 77°-86° winds-8-13 mph. Mostly cloudy with intermittent sun. LCooper, SFarnsworth, DMcElveen.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 12
  • Black Swallowtail 12
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 17
  • Cloudless Sulphur 18
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 55
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 18
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • White Peacock 170
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 32
  • Queen 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 19
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 7
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Meske's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 12
  • Whirlabout 13
  • Southern Broken-Dash 23
  • Arogos Skipper 48
  • Delaware Skipper 13
  • Palmetto Skipper 60
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 15
  • Ocola Skipper 7

Meske's Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Confused Cloudywing

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Confused Cloudywing

Palmetto Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason-Dixon MD/PA line.
Chester County, PA

Nectar sources; Verbena bonariensis, Lantana, Butterfly bush and Catnip that had most of the Cabbage Whites working. Monarchs on Butterfly bushes. Mixed skies into mid seventies.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 16
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 4
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 4
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Monarch

Jim Wilkinson

Troy Park, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Sachem 6

Fiery Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Common Checkered-Skipper

Andrew Block

167 Old Army Rd., Scarsdale,
Westchester County, NY

2nd. time the sulphur was seen in the yard, but first for me.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Steven Rosenthal

Jones Beach State Park field 4- central mall and "wild play" theme park area
Nassau County, NY

highlights of a 70 minute visit, 1130 to 1240….mixed sun and clouds, breezy mid 70s. Ocola Skipper was seen twice, as I headed in and as I was leaving, at the exact same spot as 9 days ago, on salvia and marigolds; presumed to be the same individual. Still some Cloudless Sulphurs around. Buckeyes remain the most abundant species by far around here.

  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye very common
  • Monarch 12
  • Ocola Skipper 1

James L. Monroe

Hilton Head
Beaufort County, SC

very warm and sunny, I just investigated several clumps of Bidens to see what I could photograph

  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Cassius Blue
  • Pearl Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Monarch
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Salt Marsh Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Renee Davis

Stump Pond Rd, Youngsville
Sullivan County, NY

A few hours of sun makes all the difference in the world! Sachem was new for me in Sullivan County.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Sachem 1

Brett Badeaux

Fullerton, various areas
Orange County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Marine Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Umber Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Dobbin Center shopping area, Columbia
Howard County, MD

Adult Brazilian Skipper stopped briefly to nectar at Hosta flowers in front of restaurant—did not have time to get a photo.

  • Brazilian Skipper 1

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Similar to last week, lots of California Sisters and California Tortoiseshells.

  • Cabbage White 16
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 48
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • California Sister 42
  • Common Ringlet 7
  • Umber Skipper 2

California Sister

California Tortoiseshell

Umber Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Lorquin's Admiral

Common Ringlet

Common Buckeye

John and Nancy Crosby

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

1” of rain the first in many weeks brought out the butterflies! I have never seen this many Monarchs in my yard!

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Monarch 12
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6

Cloudless Sulphur

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Gulf Fritillary

Painted Lady

Long-tailed Skipper

Monarch

Painted Lady

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Start weather: Clear, 58 degrees, 7mph wind
End weather: Clear, 70 degrees, 7mph wind
Start time: 10:30am
End time: 3:30pm
Ronda Spink, Dennis Dunlap, and Jack Reinoehl

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Bronze Copper 11
  • Eastern Comma 10
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4

Elizabeth Golden

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

Chance sighting of a Florida purplewing. Photo credit: G. Poutas

  • Florida Purplewing 1

Florida Purplewing

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 24
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sachem 10
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Cloudless Sulphur

Sleepy Orange

Ocola Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Tom Palmer

Crooked Lake WEA
Polk County, FL

Count cut short by p.m. showers

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 99
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 13
  • Carolina Satyr 9
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mourning Cloak
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Ocola Skipper

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

Not ideal conditions for butterflying with 100% cloud cover, 15 mph winds, and sprinkles and finally rain. I was surprised in 1 hour how many butterflies I was able to see. The next couple of days are supposed to have freezing temperatures Thursday and Friday night.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 121
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 8

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Gray Hairstreak

Painted Lady

Gray Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Cabbage White

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Karen Canon

Downtown on plaza (One Albuquerque)
Bernalillo County, NM

Sunny, low 70’s but with temps dropping.

  • Painted Lady 1

Renee Davis

Stump Pond Rd, Youngsville
Sullivan County, NY

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Ocola Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason-Dixon MD/PA line.
Chester County, PA

Mostly Sunny 51°/71° with a light north breeze. Surprised to see a Black Swallowtail Cat in Parsley today.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 15
  • Sachem 4
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Fiery Skipper

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Silver-spotted Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Painted Lady

Sachem

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Ocola Skipper

American Lady

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

71 degrees and sunny.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 1

John Lampkin

Blackwater Creek Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Janet Bowers
8:30 - 11:30, 76-84
Restored mesic palmetto flatwoods qith hammocks, regularly burned.
Palmetto Skippers are tough to find so it was a delight to find two. The photo was taken by crawling under the Elephant’s Foot plant and shooting upwards.
Kudos to Hillsborough COunty for a superb job of habitat restoration and protection on all 66 of its natural areas.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Dorantes Longtail

Delaware Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Beth Polvino

my yard NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

I was delighted to see sun, temp’s to the low 70’s and winds decreased to about 10 MPH today after 2 days of cold, gray windy weather. I thought there would be no butterflies at all. Observations were done throughout the afternoon as I worked in the gardens. There were clouds of mixed skippers in front and back gardens >50 in all. I was also happy to have 15 flying species, with Monarch, Black Swallowtail and Common Buckeye caterpillars. In addition, there are BS, CB, Red-spotted Purple and Spicebush Swallowtail pupa in the yard. I did get photo documentation of all species.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 7
  • Painted Lady 11
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 7
  • Fiery Skipper 13
  • Sachem 40
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Monarch

Painted Lady

Eastern Comma

Ocola Skipper

Andrew Block

corner of Central Park Ave. and Sadore Ln., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1

Alan R Mennig

White Horse Village Retirement Community
Delaware County, PA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Sachem 10
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Marilyn Metzger Hessinger

on feeder in my backyard in Forks Township
Northampton County, PA

Have not had hummers for 2 weeks. Partly sunny day around 3:30 pm and windy. A Variegated Fritillary also in front yard.

  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1

Variegated Fritillary

Monarch

Edith Bergueiro

Hialeah, 33016
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Monk Skipper 2

Monk Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Meadowbrook Park, Ellicott City
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Sachem 6

Fiery Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Meadow Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Ocola Skipper

Glenn Koppel

Miller Ponds and Teakettle Road, Pymatuning
Crawford County, PA

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 6

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason-Dixon MD/PA line.
Chester County, PA

First Long-tailed for the season.Sunny, breezy 62° today. Have Black Swallowtail cats still here.

  • Cabbage White 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 18
  • Sachem 4
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Long-tailed Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

American Lady

Fiery Skipper

Randy Harrod

Home Garden
Davidson County, TN

First Long-tailed seen in my garden

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Long-tailed Skipper

Robert Gilson

Francis Marion National Forest
Berkeley County, SC

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 15
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Morning rain with a cold frontal passage. Afternoon sunshine and upper 50’s.

  • Cabbage White
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Chilly day. Sunny with temp of 50degrees. Saw a Painted Lady, but no others-as temperatures have been dropping. Winds today 15 to 20mph

  • Painted Lady 1

Painted Lady

Beth Polvino

my yard NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

Another good day in the yard with diversity and slightly increased numbers included fresh Red Admirals, American Ladies and Monarchs. Temps low 70’s, ~8 MPH wind, sunny. Clouded Skipper in good condition seen. I took images of it and many other butterflies today but when I went to d/l the memory card tonight I had never placed it back in the camera yesterday. Hopefully, it’ll be around again tomorrow. I have one image from another camera that shows Eastern Comma, Red Admiral and Question Mark on a combination of peaches and bananas. I was surprised to see the QM was so much larger the EC.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 7
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 11
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 15
  • Sachem 32
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Eastern Comma, Red Admiral, Question Mark

Jim Wilkinson

Mt. Pleasant Farm, Howard Conservancy
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Monarch

Randy Harrod

Home Garden
Davidson County, TN

Cooler temps. 62 deg

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 9

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot.
Orange County, NY

45th butterfly species recorded in our garden for 2019.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Common Buckeye 3

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Today was the first time we IDed a Southern Broken-Dash in our yard! And a beautiful one at that. It is very dry except in our yard so most all the butterflies in the neighborhood are here. We worry about the Zebra Heliconias who usually nectar in the shade of the community lot which is overgrown with Snow Square Stem. The Long-tail Skippers also usually there have joined the others on our zinnias, butterfly bush, Gallarida, passion vine and more.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 17
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 7

Southern Broken-Dash

Southern Broken-Dash

Renee Davis

Stump Pond Rd, Youngsville
Sullivan County, NY

The Milbert’s Tortoiseshell landed on me and stayed on my jeans for over 30 minutes when I had to disturb it. I hated to but I couldn’t stay there all day! Many more butterflies to look at. My Verbena bonariensis was very active along with my Senorita Rosalita cleomes.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Red Admiral

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Steven Rosenthal

Jones Beach State Park Field 4- cental mall plantings and 'wild play' theme park area
Nassau County, NY

1 hr 20 minute visit, after 4 days of cold weather (evening temps as low as the 40s) and rain from a subtropical storm. The storm, plus the fact the “Wild play” area has been completely mowed since my prior visit, likely contributed to the lack of Cloudless Sulphurs after their presence for over 2 months. None were seen at the two Point Lookout sites either.

  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 0
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch common
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Clifford Hence

John Heinz NWR Philadelphia
Philadelphia County, PA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Linda Cooper

Avon Park Air Force Range
Highlands County, FL

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. worked fall wildflowers on Kissimmee RD, Durden Rd, Blood Rd and Kissimmee River area. Weather: 78°-86°, sun all day, light winds. Nectar: liatris, carphephorus, Florida Elephant’s Foot. LCooper, SFarnsworth, NPrine.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 12
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 23
  • Cloudless Sulphur 17
  • Barred Yellow 7
  • Little Yellow 52
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Little Metalmark 21
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • White Peacock 115
  • Viceroy 4
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Georgia Satyr 116
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 11
  • Southern Broken-Dash 32
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 12
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 31

Palmetto Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Barred Yellow

Palmetto Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Three-spotted Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason-Dixon MD/PA line.
Chester County, PA

Mostly cloudy, breezy mainly Eastery (ENE to SSE), 41°/65°. 2 Black Swallowtail cats on Parsley.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Horace's Duskywing

Glenn Koppel

SGL95, Hilliards
Butler County, PA

  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Surveyed west loop area with liatris/carphehorus/honeycomb-head from 9 am to 2:30p; a cool start to the morning started things off slow. A noticeable decline from last week but still lots of good skippers, and we did get “The Bull Creek Fabulous Five: dotted, Meske’s, Berry’s, dusted, arogos.” Interesting Berry’s today; the strong field mark is the bold white hw veins; one was so fresh the veins hadn’t lost any scales yet, but using other cues like body shape, color, head color, size, fringe color, it comes out Berry’s! We saw two like this. Meske’s are late risers if you’re wanting to see them, stay ‘til afternoon. EPerry & RWarner, a good time was had by all!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 17
  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 17
  • Cloudless Sulphur 18
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 19
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 16
  • Little Metalmark 11
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 8
  • Viceroy 2
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 5
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Dotted Skipper 13
  • Meske's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 15
  • Whirlabout 14
  • Southern Broken-Dash 10
  • Sachem 1
  • Arogos Skipper 13
  • Delaware Skipper 7
  • Palmetto Skipper 12
  • Berry's Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 16
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 9

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Sachem

Dotted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Berry's Skipper

Randy Harrod

Home garden
Davidson County, TN

  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Sachem common

Robert Gilson

Sandhills Gamelands, near Firetower Road
Richmond County, NC

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 22
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 5
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye 25+
  • Monarch 9
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 18
  • Fiery Skipper 30
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 18

Whirlabout

Sachem

Robert Gilson

Francis Marion National Forest
Charleston County, SC

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 20
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 12

Eufala Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(25-375) Great day with plenty of sunshine. Lots of Long-tailed Skippers passing through the park and a high count for Monk Skipper.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Statira Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 75
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Cassius Blue 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 30
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • White Peacock 35
  • Mangrove Skipper 31
  • Long-tailed Skipper 68
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Three-spotted Skipper 7
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Monk Skipper 22
  • Obscure Skipper 24
  • Ocola Skipper 21

Statira Sulphur

Spicebush Swallowtail

Monk Skipper

Little Metalmark

Mangrove Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Sleepy Orange

Painted Lady

Ocola Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Harris Neck NWR - Meadow at the Boat Ramp
McIntosh County, GA

85 degrees full sun. Very dry. Glassberg shows a similar Sleepy Orange and describes it as dry weather winter form. I do NOT see Funereal Duskywing on this list? [Funereal Duskywing may be a new state record? MR]

  • Little Yellow abundant
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary superabundant
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper abundant
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper abundant
  • Ocola Skipper superabundant

Eufala Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Phaon Crescent

Dun Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Funereal Duskywing

Long-tailed Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Ceraunus Blue

Sleepy Orange

Little Yellow

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason-Dixon MD/PA line.
Chester County, PA

Evan though we have strong sunshine and little air movement we have less sightings daily with adequate nectar sources available but quite cool overnights.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Denis C. Quinn

9/10ths mile west of DE 896, field in rear of Medical complex
New Castle County, DE

Weedy field in rear of medical complex surprised me. Monarch came to wooded area with trees about 80/90 feet tall and the Monarch flew up and over these seemingly effortlessly.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Andrew Block

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

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3+
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch common
  • Sachem 1

Andrew Block

S.R. 9A, Briarcliff Manor,
Westchester County, NY

Seen at the intersection with N. State Rd. flying across the gas station.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Surveyed 9:30 to 3:30 on west loop; the liatris is going-off .7 mile west after passing Crossroad. Look for the cut stump a hundred feet from the road shoulder (on the inside of the loop). Time went fast; it was beautiful and full of activity. EPerry & RWarner; a good time was had by all!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 15
  • Black Swallowtail 13
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 13
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 32
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 19
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 44
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Ceraunus Blue 16
  • Little Metalmark 24
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • White Peacock 26
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 19
  • Dotted Skipper 20
  • Meske's Skipper 17
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 19
  • Whirlabout 17
  • Southern Broken-Dash 22
  • Sachem 4
  • Arogos Skipper 7
  • Delaware Skipper 8
  • Palmetto Skipper 29
  • Dusted Skipper 9
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 9
  • Ocola Skipper 19

Whirlabout

Dotted Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Great Southern White

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Little Metalmark

Meske's Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Monarch

Ocola Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

Beth Polvino

my yard NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

Warm, sunny, winds 7 MPH in low 70’s. Was happy to have 2 Long-tailed Skippers here - one with 1 tail and one with no tails. Common Buckeyes have doubled in numbers as have the Monarch’s. Fiery and Sachem skippers continue to have good numbers and Ocola Skippers were almost in double digits. Pleased to have 17 species flying in the yard at this date. 2019 is the best year I’ve had for butterflies in the yard. Black Swallowtail, Common Buckeye and Monarch caterpillars continue on there host plant. Black Swallowtail, Spicebush Swallowtail, Common Buckeye, and Red-spotted Purple pupa still here.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 10
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 22
  • Monarch 22
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Sachem 50
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 9

Cloudless Sulphur

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

California Tortoiseshell migration seems to be over, here anyway. Noticeably absent, not a single Cabbage White seen today.

  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • California Sister 5
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Woodland Skipper 2
  • Umber Skipper 1

Umber Skipper

Mylitta Crescent

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason-Dixon MD/PA line.
Chester County, PA

Seems nectar sources have changed a bit with Profusion Zinnias being in favor somewhat. An inch of rain last week helped with some more growing too.

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem 7
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Painted Lady

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

With nectar sources almost completely depleted, the number of species continues to decline. A few strongholds still…

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

We had a filling frost on Oct 11 so was anxious to walk my survey route to see how many butterflies I would see. The weather was not ideal with winds up to 35 mph, temps around 55 degrees but it was sunny. I was out for around 1.5 hours.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 10
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

Common Buckeye

Eastern Comma

Orange Sulphur

Question Mark

Monarch

Ronald Hedden

RPI campus
Rensselaer County, NY

Two Milbert’s Tortoiseshells were surprise visitors to the Buddleia bush next to my office building.

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 2

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason-Dixon MD/PA line.
Chester County, PA

Very windy and mostly cloudy with temperature only into upper fifties, surprised me to see anything today. Black Swallowtail Cats hanging on in Parsley.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Sachem

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Sachem

Sierra Archer Dillingham

Temple, near Walker park, in backyard.
Bell County, TX

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous! What a magnificent being!

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

John and Nancy Crosby

Altamaha WMA
McIntosh County, GA

Targeted the Dukes Skipper seen in this area along the Altamaha River in years past.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 30
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 20
  • Gulf Fritillary 25
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 40
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Southern Skipperling 25
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 60

Gray Hairstreak

Painted Lady

Common Buckeye

Gulf Fritillary

Monarch

White Checkered-Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Least Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Whirlabout

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Little Yellow

Cloudless Sulphur

Barred Yellow

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Painted Lady

John Lampkin

Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With the FLorida Birding and Nature Festival.
John Lampkin, Rob Epstein and Brandt Hennigsen, co-leaders; Bert Alm, Nikki Bales and Vicki Parsons.
1 - 3:30; 100% cloudy giving way to sprinkles 82 degrees and comfortable.
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak and Mangrove Skipper are new site records.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 20
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 7
  • Mangrove Skipper 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper abundant
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 27
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 11

Mangrove Skipper

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Beautiful fall day high to be in the 70’s! Sunny around noon. Gulf Fritillary is on it’s host plant, Passion Vine.

  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5

Zebra Heliconian

Zebra Heliconian

Zebra Heliconian

Painted Lady

Gulf Fritillary

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny With light breeze and 58 degrees.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason-Dixon MD/PA line.
Chester County, PA

31° to 62° changeable skies light breeze. Our first light frost did not kill everything but it is hurting. Today’s sighting of the Red-banded Hairstreak is the first for this year! Extremely slow for any hirstreaks nearby in 2019.

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem 3

Red-banded Hairstreak

Common Checkered-Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Red-banded Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Seth Ausubel

Washington Crossing
Bucks County, PA

Quite late at this latitude.

  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper

Andrew Block

Allen's Meadow Park, Wilton,
Fairfield County, CT

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2

Andrew Block

Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx,
Bronx County, NY

  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Schooley Mill Park
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Marcus Gray

Drew University
Morris County, NJ

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 2

Amelia Grimm

Tosohatchee WMA
Brevard County, FL

Partly cloudy, 86 degrees, 2:15pm - 4:30pm.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 4
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 15
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Byssus Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 23

White M Hairstreak

Palmetto Skipper

Byssus Skipper

White M Hairstreak

Twin-spot Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

Amelia Grimm

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

9:30am - 3:15pm. Mostly sunny, 88 degrees. West loop in Liatris areas.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 11
  • Cloudless Sulphur 18
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 42
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • White Peacock 11
  • Viceroy 3
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Queen 7
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Meske's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 15
  • Southern Broken-Dash 10
  • Sachem 1
  • Arogos Skipper 5
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 10

Meske's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Whirlabout

Georgia Satyr

Gray Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Meske's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason-Dixon MD/PA line.
Chester County, PA

47°-69°, mostly sunny light air movement. Mexican Sunflowers seem to be finished for butterflies although they still look good. Verbena and Lantana are the only plants being used at this point in time.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Sachem 7

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Ocola Skipper

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

Sasco Hills Beach, Fairfield,
Fairfield County, CT

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Steven Rosenthal

Cornell University Extension Farm Plots, East Meadow
Nassau County, NY

45 minute visit, bright sun, upper 60s. No frost here yet but more cold damp days than sunny ones recently.

  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 1-2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Sachem 10
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Monarch

Clouded Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Cloudy, 82 degrees. So Happy to see the Little Metalmarks! They are our neighborhood speciality and we don’t see them often enough.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 16
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 18
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 7

Ocola Skipper

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Mostly cloudy, morning rain, low 60’s.

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Fiery Skipper

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Great to meet Jeffrey Belth today and show him around. Things are on the wind-down but still lots of good skippers if you know where to look. Go right on loop west, when you get to Crossroad go another .7 of a mile on loop west. Surveyed liatris & honeycombhead bloom area from 10:30 to 3:00. A good time was had by all.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 31
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Little Metalmark 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • White Peacock 7
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Dotted Skipper 15
  • Meske's Skipper 11
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 12
  • Whirlabout 9
  • Southern Broken-Dash 7
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 8
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Meske's Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Whirlabout

Meske's Skipper

Whirlabout

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Baccharis in full bloom, only butterflies visiting were Buckeyes.

California Tortoiseshells accompanied today by Mourning Cloaks, heading south.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Mylitta Crescent 4
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 23
  • Mourning Cloak 8
  • Common Buckeye 58
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 10
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Woodland Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

California Tortoiseshell

California Tortoiseshell

California Sister

Common Buckeye

Jim Wilkinson

Taylor House, Berlin
Worcester County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Clouded Skipper

Seth Ausubel

Sayen House and Garden, Hamilton
Mercer County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Sachem 4

Seth Ausubel

Bountiful Gardens Nursery, Ewing
Mercer County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 10

Seth Ausubel

Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton
Mercer County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 18

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason-Dixon MD/PA line.
Chester County, PA

47°-64° mostly sunny light air movement.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Sachem 4
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

Sunshine upper 50’s and breezy.

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Fiery Skipper

John Lampkin

Terra Ceia Preserve State Park
Manatee County, FL

With Jane Lampkin
9:30-12:30; sunny, temps mid-70’s
Site is known for its abundant Mangrove Buckeyes.

  • Great Southern White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Mangrove Buckeye 71
  • White Peacock 40
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 4

John and Nancy Crosby

Harris Neck NWR, Barbour River Boat Ramp Meadow
McIntosh County, GA

Clouds were rolling in when we arrived & we got rained out after a few minutes.

  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 25
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 15
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 7

Barred Yellow

Gulf Fritillary

Ocola Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Long-tailed Skipper

Common Buckeye

Little Yellow

Suzanne Herel

Mill Creek Hundred
New Castle County, DE

A late-season Monarch, Common Buckeye on buddleia, Orange Sulphur on purple-top vervain. It’s not winter yet here in Delaware!

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Orange Sulphur

Linda Romine

Chilo Lock #34 Park
Clermont County, OH

Sunny, 72 degrees, occasional light southwest breeze, 2-3:30 pm. Similar but far fewer species and individuals than at nearby Meldahl Lock and Dam. Most butterflies along the shoreline.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 2

Linda Romine

Meldahl Lock and Dam
Clermont County, OH

Sunny, 58-72 degrees, occasional light southwest breeze, 10:45 am to 2:00 pm. Large numbers of sulphurs, buckeyes, Variegated Fritillaries and Fiery Skippers on upstream trail, the southern pierids in the downstream shoreline area.

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 30
  • Orange Sulphur 50
  • Southern Dogface 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 30
  • Pearl Crescent 30
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 50
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 30
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 15
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason-Dixon MD/PA line.
Chester County, PA

32°-67° under mostly sunny skies light air movement. Overnight/dawn frosts have slowly diminished nectar sources here.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Carol Larimore

10711 FM 3396, Kemp, about 5 miles south of Kemp center
Kaufman County, TX

Have two blooming tropical butterfly weed plants. Late today I saw 4 Monarchs on the plants. It is evening now with showers predicted.

  • Monarch 4

Monarch

Beth Polvino

my yard NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

Great day in the garden, sunny, 65, with 5-6 MPH wind. Did some yard work while checking out the butterflies. Noted an increase of Monarch’s mid-day so notified KH & RH who tag for the Cape May Bird Observatory in my yard. They tagged 25 Monarchs before they left with more left to tag. Excited to have a Sleepy Orange make several stops in the yard to nectar. My first here since 9/16/19. Also saw 2 Long-tailed Skippers in the yard plus a increase in Orange Sulphurs and perhaps my high number for the year for the yard but not sure. Images of all species. Red Admiral and Eastern Comma nectaring on rotten peaches.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • Monarch 30
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Sachem 22
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Eastern Comma

Sleepy Orange

Seth Ausubel

Washington Crossing
Bucks County, PA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Sachem 6

White M Hairstreak

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

I can’t believe I saw a Monarch on Oct. 24th. I also saw a skipper, but could not ID it. This is why I don’t cut the garden back.

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

Allen's Meadow Park, Wilton,
Fairfield County, CT

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

Sherwood Island S.P., Wesport,
Fairfield County, CT

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

Amelia Grimm

Sammy's Creek Landing at Sugarloaf Creek, Upper Sugarloaf Key, Old State Road 4a
Monroe County, FL

Partly cloudy, 86 degrees, humid. 9:45am - 1025am. Nectar plants include Wild Sage, Blue Porterweed, Snow Square stem, Bidens alba, Sea Oxeye, Scorpiontail, Railroad vine. With Leigh Williams and Emily Graves.

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 16
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 15
  • Hammock Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Monk Skipper 3

Fiery Skipper

Mangrove Buckeye

Monk Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Karen Canon

Matheson Park area of Albuquerque foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Sunny day, low 60’s after cool days and frost at night. Butterfly landed briefly on winterfat plant in my yard.

  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1

Patrick Belardo

Ball fields in Sydney Rd. Piscataway
Middlesex County, NJ

Surprised to see the swallowtail.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Walter Wallenstein

Navy Wells Pineland
Miami-Dade County, FL

Windy & cloudy day afield with Jeff Belth

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 35
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Cassius Blue 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 7
  • Queen 4
  • Baracoa Skipper 7
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Baracoa Skipper

Cassius Blue

Gulf Fritillary

Walter Wallenstein

Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Martin County, FL

10:00am-2:00pm
Breezy & cloudy but a few bugs around!

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 15
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 40
  • Little Metalmark 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 7
  • Queen 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Palmetto Skipper 7
  • Dusted Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Eufala Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Dusted Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Little Metalmark

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 15
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Mike Reese

Mariners Trail, Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County, WI

Sunny, high of 53, winds at 10+mph. Based on the forecast, this was probably the last butterflies of the year. If so, this will be the first time since at least 2005 that we haven’t had a report of a Wisconsin butterfly in November.

  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 4

Monarch

Red Admiral

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Light rain before we finished our walk. Quite humid and 80 degrees.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 15
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 25
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Long-tailed Skipper 27
  • Sachem 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Andrew Block

Sherwood Island S.P., Wesport,
Fairfield County, CT

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Saw a Monarch that was all by itself. There have been chilly mornings and nights with light frost in the past week to 10 days. It was sunny with a few clouds and 62 degrees when observing a Monarch.

  • Monarch 1

Beth Polvino

my yard NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny until 1 PM, 65 and winds 12 MPH. Good variety of butterflies in the yard including a Common Checkered-Skipper and day #5 of the Sleepy Orange. I wish I had some Partridge pea alive or senna here now. About a dozen Common Buckeye cats on Snapdragons. Black Swallowtail cats on parsley.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem 18
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Ocola Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Common Checkered-Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Painted Lady

Alan R Mennig

Tyler Arboretum
Delaware County, PA

  • Fiery Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 12
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Monarch

Dorothy Legler

Butterfly garden in our yard in Weslaco.
Hidalgo County, TX

I planted a small butterfly garden in March, about 20 square feet, mostly crucita. Now it has many butterflies, 20 species in all!

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 10
  • Soldier 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak

Denis C. Quinn

1 mile west of US route 1 on Mason-Dixon MD/PA line.
Chester County, PA

Cloudy until 15:00 and for 15 minutes the sun came out and warmed things up dramatically, up to 67°. Earlier only Buckeyes were seen when walking pastures.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Northern Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Sachem 2

Monarch

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Got to see a little metalmark before being rained out!

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Long-tailed Skipper 22

John and Nancy Crosby

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

We had a record high temperature today of 90 degrees! It was hot and humid. It was late by the time we checked the Zinna patch and there were no Gulf Fritillaries nor Long-tailed Skippers there.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Gulf Fritillary

Little Metalmark

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Lots of Buckeyes, but not much else. One Buckeye photographed has a blue sheen on the forewing which I haven’t seen before.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye 32
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Mylitta Crescent

Common Checkered-Skipper

California Sister

Common Buckeye