November 2019 Sightings

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

This is the latest I’ve seen one of these.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Sandy-Crystal Vaughn

Exploration Green Phase 1
Harris County, TX

old golf course in Clear Lake City remodeled to a detention wetlands with walking trail/3:25pm-4:25pm; partly cloudy; 61 degrees

  • Little Yellow 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Sandy-Crystal Vaughn

El Franco Lee Park
Harris County, TX

noon-1:50pm;sunny,clear blue sky;55 degrees

  • Little Yellow 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch 12
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Renee Davis

Wurtsboro, Bashakill
Sullivan County, NY

  • Monarch 1

Christine Cooper

Arroyo Grande Ca
San Luis Obispo County, CA

  • Monarch 1

Barbara Peck

Silo Ct, Anderson, CA
Shasta County, CA

At least 4 Gulf Fritillaries still coming to garden, nectaring on autumn sage, butterfly bush, and Tithonia. We have again had unseasonably warm weather later in the fall than normal.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Mark and Holly Salvato

McAllen Nature Center
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Giant White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Clytie Ministreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Red-bordered Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Mexican Fritillary
  • Phaon Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock
  • Empress Leilia
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Brown Longtail
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Eufala Skipper

Red-bordered Metalmark

Giant White

Renee Davis

Stump Pond Rd, Youngsville
Sullivan County, NY

After a hard frost last night that killed off most of the flowering plants, it was nice to see a butterfly today.

  • Eastern Comma 1

Beth Polvino

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

Two 20 minutes strolls around the garden - Sunny, 63, winds 6 MPH. Excited to find an Ocola Skipper and a Sleepy Orange. Boy, Did I have to chase but move stealthily to even get a picture of the Sleepy Orange. White-form Orange Sulphur here also. Common Buckeye cats and Black Swallowtail cats on host plants. Black Swallowtail (2) and Spicebush Swallowtail Chrysalis(6) continue.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 5
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 7
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Ocola Skipper

Marcus Gray

Drew University
Morris County, NJ

My son picked up a cold Monarch that flew away before I could get a photo then I flushed the Lady as I was walking toward him.

  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Sheryl Johnson

Swarthmore College
Delaware County, PA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 6

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Steve Mattan

Southampton
Burlington County, NJ

Seen in our gardens

  • Monarch 1

Jeffrey Glassberg

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 17
  • Giant Swallowtail 6
  • Checkered White 1
  • Giant White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 20
  • White Angled-Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Large Orange Sulphur 6
  • Lyside Sulphur 15
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow 15
  • Mimosa Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 8
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Fatal Metalmark 4
  • Red-bordered Pixie 12
  • American Snout 1500
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Mexican Fritillary 2
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Tawny Emperor 200
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 500
  • Soldier 6
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 3
  • Brown-banded Skipper 1
  • White-patched Skipper 5
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Laviana White-Skipper 22
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 12
  • Southern Skipperling 10
  • Fiery Skipper 24
  • Whirlabout 9
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Sachem 45
  • Eufala Skipper 10
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Jeanette Klodzen

Amphitheater Loop (US-128) near Moab
Grand County, UT

Sunny day with highs in low 50s

  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1

Clifford Hence

Cohansey River Wildlife Management Area
Cumberland County, NJ

Also observed a Green Darner and Blue-faced Meadowhawk flying in the same area. Surprised her were not more butterflies as it was a fairly nice sunny day.

  • Common Buckeye 1

John Heyse

grace church, martinez
Contra Costa County, CA

the Acmon Blue was so tiny that I had initially thought it was a Pygmy-Blue.
all butterflies on euryops daisy

  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Umber Skipper 2

Mark and Holly Salvato

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Cassius Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Red-bordered Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • White Peacock
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Brown Longtail
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • White-patched Skipper
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Celia's Roadside-Skipper

Red-bordered Metalmark

Mark and Holly Salvato

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Giant White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Southern Dogface
  • White Angled-Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Tailed Orange 2
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Cassius Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Mexican Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock
  • Mexican Bluewing 2
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 3
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Brown Longtail
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Eufala Skipper

White Angled-Sulphur

Common Sootywing

Mexican Fritillary

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(12-60) Cool, breezy, but overcast.

  • Barred Yellow 10
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 9
  • White Peacock 13
  • Mangrove Skipper 14
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1

Cassius Blue

Three-spotted Skipper

Mangrove Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Denis C. Quinn

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

Windy, mostly sunny and temps ranged from 30° to 53° after 4 days of light frosts leaving virtually no nectar sources available now.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Bart Jones

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
San Bernardino County, CA

Flowers and butterflies are looking a little worse for wear, but still decent numbers for this late in the season. The 11 Great Purple Hairstreaks is noteworthy.

  • Becker's White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 11
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 7
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 4
  • Mormon Metalmark 15
  • Painted Lady 10
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 1
  • Northern White-Skipper 4

Western Pygmy-Blue

Acmon Blue

Becker's White

Painted Lady

Northern White-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Mormon Metalmark

Lorquin's Admiral

Great Purple Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Ceraunus Blue

California Sister

Clifford Hence

Dix wildlife refuge
Cumberland County, NJ

Also observed a Green Darner and Blue-faced Meadowhawk flying nearby.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

Estero Llano Grande State Park, Weslaco
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Checkered White 1
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Cassius Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Vesta Crescent
  • Phaon Crescent
  • White Peacock
  • Mexican Bluewing
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Common Mellana
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper
  • Evans' Skipper 1

Evans' Skipper

Beth Polvino

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

Each day I think might be the last day for butterflies but today was pretty good. Sunny, mid 60’s winds 10 MPH. It’s been a week since I saw a Red Admiral or Variegated Fritillary.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 9
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 4
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem 11

Variegated Fritillary

Red Admiral

John and Nancy Crosby

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

High around 70! Beautiful fall day.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 8
  • Sachem 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Ocola Skipper

Sachem, American Lady

Monarch

Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye, American Lady

Mark and Holly Salvato

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Tailed Orange 2
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Cassius Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Mexican Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Phaon Crescent
  • White Peacock
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • Brown Longtail
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper

Celia's Roadside-Skipper

Guava Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

36°-63° under mostly cloudy skies and light air movement. Catmint plant, Dandelion and very few other nectar sources available today.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Painted Lady

John and Nancy Crosby

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

High about 70, overcast. We walked further today but still did not see a Little Metalmark in the usual places. Neighbor has azeleas that bloom Spring & Fall. In the spring Swallowtails use them.

  • Little Yellow 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 16
  • Sachem 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Gulf Fritillary

Monarch

Sachem

Long-tailed Skipper

Common Buckeye

Ceraunus Blue

Little Yellow

Jeff Gesell

Gage Gardens in Marathon
Brewster County, TX

Sunny, breezy, 85 degrees

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Mimosa Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Painted Lady
  • West Coast Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • California Sister
  • Queen
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

recent frost killed most nectar sources

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Variegated Fritillary

Mark and Holly Salvato

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Tailed Orange
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Mexican Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 2
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Eufala Skipper

Western Pygmy-Blue

Turk's-cap White-Skipper

Elada Crescent

Common Mellana

White-striped Longtail

Common Mellana

American Snout

Mark and Holly Salvato

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Cassius Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Phaon Crescent
  • White Peacock
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • Brown Longtail
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper

Mimosa Skipper

Celia's Roadside-Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

McAllen Nature Center
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Cassius Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Phaon Crescent
  • American Lady 1
  • White Peacock
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • Brown Longtail
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Julia's Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Eufala Skipper

Julia's Skipper

Red-bordered Metalmark

Julia's Skipper

Julia's Skipper

Ron & Lori Smith

Brooker Creek Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(11-130). Walked out the Pinellas Trail a mile and a half and back. Cloudy skies the entire time. Found a new, northern-most Pinellas location for Three-spotted Skipper.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 26
  • White Peacock 28
  • Queen 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 52
  • Three-spotted Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Dorantes Longtail

Barred Yellow

Queen

Three-spotted Skipper

Three-spotted Skipper

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Falcon State Park
Starr County, TX

90 degrees and sunny. The butterfly garden had butterflies but the rest of the park had almost no butterflies because of drought. The butterfly garden is watered. This Gray Hairstreak has lost his false head at the rear of the hindwing. We found 29 species.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Lyside Sulphur 20
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 9
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 13
  • American Snout 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Elada Crescent 4
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen common
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 1
  • White-patched Skipper 9
  • Funereal Duskywing 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Sachem common
  • Eufala Skipper 3

Gray Hairstreak

Mark and Holly Salvato

Bensten-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Cassius Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • Red-bordered Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Theona Checkerspot 2
  • Bordered Patch
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Common Buckeye
  • Empress Leilia
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier 1
  • Brown Longtail
  • Coyote Cloudywing 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper
  • Eufala Skipper

Theona Checkerspot

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Theona Checkerspot

Mimosa Skipper

Coyote Cloudywing

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(21-289). Full sun, warm, with a slight breeze. Lantana bushes in bloom. Sleepy morning coming into bloom - soon to be a large hatch of Mallow Scrub-Hairstreaks.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 75
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 7
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 40
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Phaon Crescent 30
  • White Peacock 55
  • Monarch 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 22
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Monk Skipper 12
  • Obscure Skipper 9
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Mangrove Skipper

Dorantes Longtail

Long-tailed Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Monk Skipper

Obscure Skipper

Monarch

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Ceraunus Blue

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Barred Yellow

Mike Troyan

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Becker's White 5
  • Checkered White 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Wright's Metalmark 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Great Purple Hairstreak

Wright's Metalmark

Wright's Metalmark

John and Nancy Crosby

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

First cold morning with low of 38 degrees. But as soon as the sun was up good the butterflies were flying! They are enjoying our neighbors azeleas that bloom Spring and Fall and our Passion Vine blooms, Gallarida and Zinnias.

  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Long-tailed Skipper 7

Andrew Block

Pelham Bay Park, Bronx,
Westchester County, NY

Seen flying in the traffic circle to Orchard Beach. Surprised it was still alive after the frost a couple days ago.

  • Cabbage White 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sachem 1

Sachem

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Beth Polvino

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

Digging out more cannas on a beautiful fall day - low 60’s, sunny with winds 5 MPH. First butterfly of the day, Common Buckeye, but the second one was a Sleepy Orange. That was very unexpected. This is the first Sleepy Orange seen here since 11/2 but the 7th sighting this year. I am hoping to have the correct senna for them next year to mate and lay eggs here. Also male and female Cloudless Sulphurs here and the male kept trying to mate. Most of my nectar is either snapdragons or little tiny yellow flowers in the grass. The male Sachem was also in a mating mood. Total of 10 species flying. 5 Common Buckeye, 3 Black Swallowtail and 1 Monarch caterpillars continue along with overwintering 6 Spicebush Swallowtail chrysalis.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Sachem

American Lady

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Cloudless Sulphur

Sleepy Orange

Nancy Crosby

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

Warmed to about 76 degrees & the butterflies were at their peak about noon. Much more diversity today. Some were enjoying neighbor’s fall blooming azeleas.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Gulf Fritillary

Long-tailed Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Sachem

Zarucco Duskywing

White Checkered-Skipper

Painted Lady

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Long-tailed Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Ceraunus Blue

Little Yellow

Barred Yellow

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye 3

Mylitta Crescent

James L. Monroe

Paleo Hammock
St. Lucie County, FL

Mexican Clover was the nectar source for most species with occasional Bidens.
To say the White Peacocks were abundant is an under-statement as I would estimate there were around 1000. I figure about one every foot or so and I walked about 1000 ft along a path.
While in south Florida I saw an exceptional number of White Peacocks at most sites though not as many as here.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 10+
  • Zebra Heliconian 30+
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock abundant
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 10+
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ceraunus Blue

White Peacock

Whirlabout

Marcus Gray

Desert Botanical Garden
Maricopa County, AZ

MJV Meeting

  • Marine Blue 10
  • Queen 6
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Queen

Marcus Gray

Desert Botanical Garden
Maricopa County, AZ

MJV Meeting

  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Marine Blue 8
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 12
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 1

Queen

Monarch

Ceraunus Blue

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Valley Nature Center in Weslaco
Hidalgo County, TX

Sunny and about 77 degrees. 13 species.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Queen 5
  • Guava Skipper 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Sachem common

Mournful Duskywing

Guava Skipper

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Resaca de la Palma State Park
Cameron County, TX

Partly sunny and 80 degrees. 11 species. In perhaps an hour to hour and a half we saw 3 butterflies killed by insect predators.

  • Boisduval's Yellow 1
  • American Snout 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Queen 8
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Common Mellana 2

Common Mellana

Sickle-winged Skipper

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Sabal Palm Sanctuary
Cameron County, TX

Partly sunny and 80 degrees. 13 species. Limited flowers.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Queen 1
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Common Mellana 1

Whirlabout

Mimosa Skipper

Walter Wallenstein

Navy Wells Pineland
Miami-Dade County, FL

Extremely windy but sunny day
Only stopped by for 30 minutes

  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Queen 3
  • Baracoa Skipper 1

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Following below average cold days with nights just above freezing and 2 days+ of steady rain it warmed to 59 by 2 pm today.

  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2

Gulf Fritillary

Ceraunus Blue

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Nice to see the two Red Admirals, they are absent here during the summer months.

  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 2

Red Admiral

California Tortoiseshell

Common Buckeye

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Warmer today about 68 and more butterfly activity while we were gardening but by the time we counted them things had slowed.

  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Common Buckeye 7

Little Yellow

Jim Wilkinson

Blandair Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

warm day brought out a butterfly

  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

John and Nancy Crosby

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

I just added Fogfruit, host for Phaon Crescent, to our garden. I wonder if it had a chrysalis on it? It’s been a long time since we’ve seen one. We had this happen with gomphrena purchased & planted next to Plumbago, the host plant for Cassius Blue as we’d never seen Cassius Blue in our yard until then.

  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Ocola Skipper 2

John Lampkin

Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Erik Stabl 2:30 - 4:30
80 degrees and full sun
Erik had found Statiras on 11/21 so we went back to find them again since it’s a new species for the site.

  • Statira Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 23
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Mangrove Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 16
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Statira Sulphur

Amelia Grimm

Port Mayaca, on Lake Okeechobee, Highway 441
Martin County, FL

With Leigh Williams. Brief stop while traveling back home.

  • Great Southern White 4
  • White Peacock 12
  • Monarch 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(21-219) Sunny day with temps in the upper 70s. A nice number of Mallows, two late Statira’s (for our area) and a very worn Painted Lady were the highlights.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Statira Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 80
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 21
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 33
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Phaon Crescent 23
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 24
  • Monarch 3
  • Mangrove Skipper 9
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Obscure Skipper 1

Little Metalmark

Cassius Blue

Statira Sulphur

Statira Sulphur

Painted Lady

Giant Swallowtail

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Monk Skipper

Monk Skipper

Andrew Block

Everglades N.P., Florida City,
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Julia Heliconian 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Tropical Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 1

Ken Wilson

Escondido yard
San Diego County, CA

Sunny & 71 degrees.

  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Umber Skipper

Red Admiral

Gulf Fritillary

Cloudless Sulphur

Monarch

Karl Legler

Bentsen State Park
Hidalgo County, TX

Sunny with temperature in the 80’s. 28 species. White-patched Skipper photo by Dorothy.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 8
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • White Peacock 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 2
  • White-patched Skipper 4
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 4
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Common Mellana 3
  • Eufala Skipper 2

White-patched Skipper

Mimosa Yellow

Elada Crescent

Sharon Baines

1036 Grand Isle Drive, Naples, FL, 34108
Collier County, FL

Monarchs and Queen feasting and laying eggs on milkweed flowers in the patio courtyard of our home in the afternoon.

  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 1

Monarch

Queen

Jim Wilkinson

Blandair Park, Columbia
Howard County, MD

I think this is the latest Snout I’ve ever seen in Howard County

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

American Snout

Karl and Dorothy Legler

National Butterfly Center, Mission
Hidalgo County, TX

Sunny and 85 degrees. 34 species.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White common
  • Southern Dogface 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Large Orange Sulphur common
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak common
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Tawny Emperor 4
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen common
  • Brown Longtail 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 2
  • Eufala Skipper 3

Brown Longtail

Mexican Fritillary

Checkered White

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Cabbage White 1

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raritan
Somerset County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Linda Romine

Buzzard Roost Rock Trail
Adams County, OH

First seen at beginning of trail at edge of prairie, second seen in woods along ridgetop. Also saw two winter fireflies. Sunny, about 59 degrees, 11:30 to 3:30.

  • Eastern Comma 2

Daniel Jones

Our Progreso Lakes yard
Hidalgo County, TX

With the Indiana Gang, Linda, Billy and parents, the Yukichs and Conrads.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Florida White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Statira Sulphur 1
  • Mexican Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Mimosa Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Mexican Silverspot 1
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 3
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 10
  • Soldier 2
  • Guava Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 4
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Laviana White-Skipper 3
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Double-dotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Dorantes Longtail

Double-dotted Skipper

Guava Skipper

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Mexican Yellow

Florida White

Statira Sulphur

Mexican Silverspot

Ron Smith

Weedon Island Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(5-51). All of the roadsides had been mowed.

  • Ceraunus Blue 13
  • Mangrove Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 30
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Mangrove Buckeye

Mangrove Buckeye

Ceraunus Blue

White Peacock

Denis C. Quinn

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

Flying near the farmhouse and bushes with a high of 61° in Lancaster Coounty PA. My last butterfly in 2018 was a Red Admiral in Bombay Hook NWR on 11/7/18.

  • Red Admiral 1

Andrew Block

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

Seen at plantings at new headquarters building.

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

Andrew Block

Ernest Hemingway House, Key West,
Monroe County, FL

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

  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

John Lampkin

Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

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

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

Julia Heliconian

Statira Sulphur

Linda Romine

Batavia backyard
Clermont County, OH

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

  • Question Mark 1

Andrew Block

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

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

Mimi Gardenerd

Markham Park Butterfly Park
Broward County, FL

Giving thanks

  • Cassius Blue
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Red Admiral
  • Queen

Queen

Red Admiral

Cassius Blue

John Lampkin

Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

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

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

Cassius Blue

Statira Sulphur