May 2019 Sightings

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

68F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 12
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 3
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Lorquin's Admiral 4
  • Common Ringlet 4

Common Ringlet

Variable Checkerspot

Lorquin's Admiral

Variable Checkerspot

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Mid-morning; 80 degrees, few clouds, winds 5-10. The ‘Spring’ Azure is a Holly Azure. Crossline is a ‘lifer’!

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2

Twin-spot Skipper

Crossline Skipper

Crossline Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Whirlabout

Clouded Skipper

Crossline Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Stephen Ziegler

Penn State Harrisburg Campus
Dauphin County, PA

  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cloudless Sulphur

American Lady

American Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Lavonda Shipley

Hiawassee, Fred Hamilton Gardens, Lake Chatuge
Towns County, GA

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1

Randy Harrod

Radnor Lake State Park
Davidson County, TN

Warm, sunny

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Fiery Skipper common

Carolina Satyr

Melanie Link Taylor

Home Butterfly garden
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Checkered White 1
  • West Coast Lady 3

Checkered White

West Coast Lady

Steven Glynn

Warren Grove and Woodland Twp area
Ocean County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Hoary Elfin 75
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 3
  • Spring Azure 6
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common
  • Cobweb Skipper 7

Hoary Elfin

Cobweb Skipper

Brown Elfin

Hessel's Hairstreak

John and Nancy Crosby

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

80 degrees mid-day, sunny. There was only 1 thistle bloom left.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 12
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3

Palamedes Swallowtail

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Dun Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Venice Kelly

sherwood creek drainage at caribou open space, 8,500' elevation
Boulder County, CO

i was surprised to see anything flying today. it was only 45F, breezy and partly cloudy. i was out from 1 to 2pm. the past 3 days had been very cold and snowing. enough sun today to melt most of the new snow.

  • Hoary Elfin 1
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 1

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper

Hoary Elfin

John J. Collins

Charles Rogers Wildlife Refuge
Mercer County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Little Cottonwood Canyon Trail
Salt Lake County, UT

sunny, mid-60s
started trail around 3pm

  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 3+

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

After two days of clouds and rain it got to 60 degrees and sunny with little wind. We saw lots of Red Admirals but not as many as long week on our weekly walk for the forest.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 6
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 137

Red Admiral

Clouded Sulphur

American Lady

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Cabbage White

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Marcus Gray & Children

Home Garden in Huguenot.
Orange County, NY

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Pearl Crescent

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot.
Orange County, NY

75F & partly sunny. Copper, Lady & Hairstreak paused just long enough for me to ID them. Dandelions, violets & wild strawberries abundant.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2

Ken Wilson

Montezuma Vista Point & Culp Valley Trail
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 77 degrees, light winds. Several No ID Whites.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Square-spotted Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Leanira Checkerspot
  • California Patch
  • Painted Lady
  • Funereal Duskywing

Reakirt's Blue

Ceraunus Blue

Great Purple Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Leanira Checkerspot

Square-spotted Blue

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

64F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Lorquin's Admiral 5
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 1

Rick Borchelt

Northeast Branch Trail between College Park and Riverdale
Prince George's County, MD

Warm (mid-80’s), sunny, late afternoon (3-5 pm). Habitat is grass and forbs along a paved bike trail, 2 mi r/t, along a riparian corridor along Northeast Branch.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Zebra Swallowtail

Zabulon Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Priester Subdivision near Shellman Bluff 31331
McIntosh County, GA

Cloudy, Breezy 78 degrees. Extremely dry.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Barred Yellow

Little Wood-Satyr

Carolina Satyr

Salt Marsh Skipper

American Lady

Cloudless Sulphur

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot.
Orange County, NY

  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2

Jeanette Klodzen

Corner Canyon (Ghost Trail - Clarks Trail Loop)
Salt Lake County, UT

So many Painted Ladies! They were along the entire trail even the top which is 1000+ ft higher.

  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Painted Lady abundant

Mike Reese

various locations along Brockway Rd.
Jackson County, WI

My first Wisconsin butterflies of the year!! The azure was the only one of this form.

  • Olympia Marble 1
  • Hoary Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 19
  • American Lady 3

Spring Azure

Hoary Elfin

American Lady

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Overcast with calm winds, 65-72 F, with Della Wells

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Ken Wilson

Tijuana River Valley Regional Park, San Diego
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, mid 70s, breezy. This park near the border used to be well maintained but hasn’t been the past few years. The milkweed garden was eliminated.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Lorquin's Admiral

Cabbage White

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Sheryl Johnson

Waterloo Mills Preserve, Brandywine Conservancy
Chester County, PA

Sunny, humid and warm (upper 70s). Second monarch of the day. Seems too early.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Sheryl Johnson

Rushton Farm, Willistown Conservation Trust
Chester County, PA

Was very surprised to see a monarch.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Andrew Block

Lord Stirling Park, Basking Ridge,
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

John and Nancy Crosby

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

78 degrees, 3 hour hike. Partially clouded. Sparkleberry has been blooming for weeks & we finally found Oak Hairstreaks on them!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Oak Hairstreak 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Carolina Satyr 12
  • Little Wood-Satyr 11
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Salt Marsh Skipper

Oak Hairstreak

Kathy Beza Richardson

Pony Pasture trails
Richmond city, VA

partly cloudy, started in high 60’s, ended in 80’s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Spicebush Swallowtail

Zabulon Skipper

David Benvent

3861–3903 James Moore Rd, Port Norris US-NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

David Benvent

Heislerville WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 1

American Lady

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Question Mark

American Lady

David Benvent

832–858 Ackley Rd, Newport US-NJ
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

An amazing day/survey spent with friends that also love butterflies. WWallenstein, SKelly, MHeinemann, RWarner, and TPalmer joined up to travel East Loop, to Crossroad, then West Loop, and finishing up on Cemetery Road. Survey time was from 8am to 3:20pm. An amazing quantity of Florida Dusted Skippers were counted, with one Nuttall’s Thistle plant holding eleven dusted skippers on it alone! Eighty percent sun, hot, humid. Major nectar was Daisy Fleabane, Pickereleweed, Lizard’s Tail, Nuttall’s and Bull Thistle, Gallberry, Coreopsis spp., Buttonbush, Gopher Apple, and Pulchea odorata. A good time was had by all!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 17
  • Black Swallowtail 16
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 14
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 42
  • Dainty Sulphur 9
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 40
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 37
  • Little Metalmark 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 10
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • White Peacock 2
  • Viceroy 5
  • Carolina Satyr 13
  • Georgia Satyr 6
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • Zarucco Duskywing 34
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Dotted Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Arogos Skipper 9
  • Delaware Skipper 21
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 5
  • Monk Skipper 6
  • Dusted Skipper 285
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 23

Little Yellow

Oak Hairstreak

Georgia Satyr

Monk Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Red Admiral

Twin-spot Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Dusted Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Dusted Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Queen

Mike Reese

Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County, WI

Despite there still be some snow at four places along this gravel road, there were plenty of butterflies. My previous record for Green Commas in a day was 15 but today I had 36!

  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Green Comma 36
  • Gray Comma 10
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 4
  • Mourning Cloak 9

Green Comma

Gray Comma

Satyr Comma

MaryAnn Friedman

Castlewood Canyon
Douglas County, CO

60 degrees and sunny.

  • Olympia Marble 1
  • Western Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 1

Spring Azure

Olympia Marble

Melissa Bruesehoff

warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and 60 degrees. First red admiral

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Rd
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny, 69 degrees (65300-6600ft)
Gate is still closed so just walked 1.5 miles to the trail head and back.

  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Satyr Comma
  • Hoary Comma
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Mourning Cloak 5
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady

John Heyse

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

65,64F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • Variable Checkerspot 3
  • Painted Lady 8
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 9
  • Sandhill Skipper 1

Sandhill Skipper

Variable Checkerspot

Ken Wilson

Escondido yard
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, upper 70s. This is a consolidated list for the week. female Cloudless Sulphur laying eggs on host plant.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady
  • West Coast Lady
  • Monarch
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Umber Skipper

Mourning Cloak

West Coast Lady

Cloudless Sulphur

Umber Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur laying eggs

Jeanette Klodzen

Indian Trail Road
Utah County, UT

Sunny, mid-70s

Saw 1st Swallowtail of year - either Western or Two-tailed I didn’t get a good look.

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Painted Lady common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Jeanette Klodzen

Cedar Fort Rodeo Grounds
Utah County, UT

Sunny, 65 degrees

2 different White species - no ID on either

  • Painted Lady common
  • Red Admiral 1

Carolyn DuClos

St. James suburb
Phelps County, MO

Saw a Zebra Swallowtail in our woods May 5 th @ 12 noon.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1

Karen Kaufman

Sarasota
Sarasota County, FL

Laying eggs on citrus trees at the local nursery

  • Giant Swallowtail common

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Harry Zirlin

Lakehurst, Warren Grove, vicinity of Chatsworth
Ocean County, NJ

Most Azures were the entity called “Holly Spring Azure” by some and we’re fresh but worn Spring Spring Azures were still around.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Hoary Elfin 6
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 20+
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 12+
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 30+
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 30+
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Juniper Hairstreak

Hessel's Hairstreak

Melanie Link Taylor

Home Butterfly Garden, Apple Valley, CAL
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Checkered White 1

Checkered White

John J. Collins

Raritan Greenway
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Rebecca Bell

Threads, Hope, and Love Butterfly Garden, Washington
Tazewell County, IL

Fresh-looking Monarch laying eggs on swamp milkweed. Sunny, 78 degrees.

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • American Lady 2

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trail.
Worcester County, MA

Finally Sunshine🌞👍🐛🦋

  • Spring Azure 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 1

Jim Wilkinson

Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area
Washington County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Red Admiral

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jim Wilkinson

Blue Lick Road
Garrett County, MD

also duskywing sp.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • West Virginia White 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2

Lynn Sorrell

N. E. Mesa neighborhood my garden
Maricopa County, AZ

Just had a Western Swallowtail butterfly visit my flowers & trees.It was beautiful it’s around noon sunny now & just rained a little earlier mid 80’s

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Mourning Cloak 9

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot
Orange County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Lady 2

Clouded Sulphur

Lori M. Carlson

North Carolina Botanical Garden Chapel Hill
Orange County, NC

Sunny skies and in the low 80s

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

John J. Collins

Hyper Humus
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless walks, 12 participants. Cloudy at outset then mostly sunny towards noon.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1

Carolyn DuClos

Around house
Phelps County, MO

Seen the Red Admiral in front of our house on the gravel around 12 noon.

  • Red Admiral 1

Barbara Peck

Pilot Rock Trail in the Soda Mountain Wilderness
Jackson County, OR

Area only recently free of most snow. Early spring flowers in bloom. Hoary Comma laid an egg on a gooseberry still in vegetative state. Saw others nectaring at Flowering Currant, Ribes sanguineum, which were in full bloom.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Hoary Comma 5
  • Painted Lady 40

Hoary Comma egg on gooseberry

Spring Azure

Ronald Hedden

Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Albany County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Frosted Elfin 27
  • Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Spring Azure

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Stephen Ziegler

Womelsdorf
Berks County, PA

In my butterfly garden laying eggs on pearly everlasting. There were also eggs present and small instar 1 Caterpillars present.

  • American Lady 1

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

David Benvent

Weequahic Park
Essex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Painted Lady 1

Melanie Link Taylor

Home Butterfly Garden, Apple Valley, CAL
San Bernardino County, CA

  • West Coast Lady 5

West Coast Lady

West Coast Lady

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

The day was sunny for a couoe hours, then became overcast_ sunny again later in the day.
One Cabbage White was in the garden, was about 60degrees.

  • Cabbage White 1

Kathy Beza Richardson

Louisa County High School
Louisa County, VA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Pearl Crescent

American Lady

Juniper Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Spicebush Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Zabulon Skipper

Lori M. Carlson

Brumley Forest NP North Section
Orange County, NC

Sunny skies and temperatures low 80s.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 4
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 14
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Silvery Checkerspot

Lori M. Carlson

Eno River State Park
Orange County, NC

Sunny skies with temperatures in the low 80s. The Little Yellow is the first sighting of one in the park, and the earliest recorded one for Orange County according to the Butterflies of North Carolina database/website.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 26
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • American Snout 10
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 14
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 30
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 10

Juniper Hairstreak

Little Yellow

Zabulon Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Cloudywing

Gemmed Satyr

Zabulon Skipper

Clouded Skipper

American Snout

Question Mark

David H. Bartholomew

Sunnyvale
Santa Clara County, CA

Pale Swallowtail rarely at my residence, this was the first seen in many years.

  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Umber Skipper 1

Umber Skipper

Lynn Sorrell

N E Mesa Gilbert & Brown Rds my garden/yard
Maricopa County, AZ

it’s around 1pm just saw Western Tiger Swallowtail fluttering around up in the huge Olive tree(female) and Mulberry(male) it just got windy warmer and sun is out was cloudy all morning/early noon

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1

William D. Flack

Towne Way Woods Trails.
Worcester County, MA

Sunny Sunny

  • Spring Azure 1

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Yarrow, ninebark, and mountain dandelions are in full bloom, but it was overcast all day which kept many of the butterflies from making an appearance. Only saw 7 species today. Most Painted Ladies were worn out, but a few appeared quite fresh.

  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • Variable Checkerspot 373
  • Painted Lady 36
  • Common Ringlet 79
  • Rural Skipper 2

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Ringlet

Sara Orangetip

Common Ringlet

Variable Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot

John Heyse

Carquinez shorelinje Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

64F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 8
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 8
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Lorquin's Admiral 5
  • California Sister 1`
  • Common Ringlet 9

Common Buckeye

Lorquin's Admiral

California Sister

Variable Checkerspot

Northern Checkerspot

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trails.
Worcester County, MA

Camouflaging amongst the Super Bloom

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Lynn Sorrell

Brown & Gilbert rds N E Mesa my yard
Maricopa County, AZ

just saw 2 Western Tiger Swallowtails in my huge Olive tree which is covered in blooms,it’s 11:50 am sunny w/intermittent clouds around 80 degrees mild winds

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2

John and Nancy Crosby

Hollywood FL 33004
Broward County, FL

85 degrees, shady trail with lots of fig trees and sea grapes.

  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Atala 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 30
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 3

Zebra Heliconian

Julia Heliconian

Mangrove Skipper

Large Orange Sulphur

Atala

Atala

William D. Beck

Just against south end Oracle State Park
Pinal County, AZ

Windy, somewhat overcast, but pretty warm. These all were on or near a hilltop. All six species of hairstreaks were on a single hilltop tree. Photos not good, but it was a great afternoon! The Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon cestri) was a lifer for me!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Great Purple Hairstreak
  • Ilavia Hairstreak
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Leda Ministreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Bordered Patch
  • California Sister
  • Mournful Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Ilavia Hairstreak

Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak

Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak

Mormon Metalmark

Great Purple Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Edward Perry IV

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

Started surveying about 8 am, ended at 4:30. Hot, sunny, and dry. Major nectar sources were Nuttall’s and bull thistle, Bidens alba, yellow colicroot, daisy fleabane, pickerelweed, and buttonbush. EPerry & RWarner. A good time was had by all.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 11
  • Black Swallowtail 46
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 15
  • Great Southern White 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 31
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 13
  • Pearl Crescent 60
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 29
  • Zarucco Duskywing 8
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 12

Spicebush Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Cassius Blue

Juniper Hairstreak

Palmetto Skipper

Dorantes Longtail

Juniper Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Gray Hairstreak

Jeanette Klodzen

Desolation Trail to Salt Lake Overlook (Millcreek Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny, mid 60s
5800 - 7000 ft

Painted Ladies were superabundant on the drive up the canyon to the trail head. So fun to watch!

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Painted Lady

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

The last 4 days have been rainy and cloudy. A perfect day for butterflying, around 60 degrees, calm, few clouds.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 13
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 32

Pearl Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Clouded Sulphur

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

74F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Anise Swallowtail 1

Anise Swallowtail

Randy Harrod

Radnor Lake Park
Davidson County, TN

more clouds than sun. 70’s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

American Snout

Hackberry Emperor

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

john heyse

Miller Park, Pt. Richmond
Contra Costa County, CA

65F
plus one unidentified skipper

  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Field Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Common Ringlet 10+
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Umber Skipper 2

Umber Skipper

Field Crescent

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near town of Beaver
Beaver County, PA

From 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Of the 14 Pipevines sighted 9 were males taking nourishment from damp sand along bank of Ohio River.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 14
  • Cabbage White 5

John and Nancy Crosby

Bull Creek WMA near St Cloud
Osceola County, FL

Wonderful outing with Ed Perry & Rachael. 85-92 degrees, Sunny and hot from 8:15 to 3. With help from Ed we saw 2 ‘lifers’ Palmetto and Arogos Skippers! Ed saw Menske’s Skipper briefly but we missed it!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 11
  • Great Southern White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 17
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 9
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 5
  • Queen 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Arogos Skipper 6
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 4
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 190
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4

Zebra Swallowtail

Ceraunus Blue

Phaon Crescent

Gray Hairstreak

Dainty Sulphur

Great Southern White

Gray Hairstreak

Pearl Crescent

Red-banded Hairstreak

Viceroy

Viceroy

Georgia Satyr

Arogos Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Zarucco Duskywing

Monk Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Black Swallowtail

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

I also saw a hummingbird clear wing moth in my yard. It was an amazing day for butterflies and birds!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Marcie Daniels

Magnolia Plantation
Charleston County, SC

Very surprised and happy to find this Queen in the Low country of South Carolina….I believe there are a few sightings but this was my first and a real surprise!!!

  • Queen 1

Queen

Lynn Sorrell

2449 E. Fox St. Mesa AZ
Maricopa County, AZ

sunny, breezy, 80s around 1:15pm saw the Spring White up in the Olive tree then it went up into Palo Verde tree then flew off to the east

  • Spring White 1

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trails.
Worcester County, MA

Happy Mother’s Day 2019, “On Wings as Butterflies.”
🐛🐛🦋🦋🌷😃

  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Mourning Cloak

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

It was the “I Brake for Thistles” field trip #4. We got to meet up with new friends John & Nancy Crosby from Georgia, showing them around one of our favorite places on earth. It was a great day; hot, sunny, and humid. Major nectar sources included Nuttall’s & bull thistle, pickerelweed, Bidens alba, Pulchea odorata, gallberry, yellow milkwort, gopher apple, and buttonbush. Survey time was 8a to 3p, and included a trip around starting on East Loop, then Crossroad, and right onto West Loop and back to loop entrance and then Cemetery Road before ending the day. Florida Dusted Skippers are still holding strong (220)—only a slight decrease from one week ago (285). A good time was had by all. Several “life” butterflies were seen by the Crosbys on this day. EPerry, RWarner, JCrosby, NCrosby.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 34
  • Black Swallowtail 34
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 26
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 70
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 25
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 71
  • Little Metalmark 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Viceroy 9
  • Carolina Satyr 7
  • Georgia Satyr 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Zarucco Duskywing 11
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Arogos Skipper 7
  • Delaware Skipper 8
  • Palmetto Skipper 8
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 220
  • Twin-spot Skipper 9

Delaware Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Dusted Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Little Metalmark

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Viceroy

Dotted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Monk Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Carolina Satyr

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Rd to Trail head
Salt Lake County, UT

Road is still closed.

65 degrees and sunny.

  • Large Marble 4
  • Sara Orangetip 8
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Satyr Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1

John J. Collins

Negri-Nepote Grasslands
Somerset County, NJ

Cloudy to start and a bit cool. Then sun came out but a bit too windy.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1

Bo Zaremba

North Andover
Essex County, MA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Frosted Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 4
  • American Lady 4

Black Swallowtail

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Rich Kelly

Alley Pond Park
Queens County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Painted Lady 2

Lenny Brown

West Colton Ave., Redlands
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Queen 1

Linda Cooper

Three Lakes WMA, Williams Rd Unit
Osceola County, FL

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Weather: 82°-90°, winds 8-12 mph, sun a.m. - 100%, p.m. - 40%, light rain 2-2:30 p.m. Nectar: lyonia spp, thistles, Frog fruit, Pluchea odorata, Spermacoce prostrata, blackroot, roserush, Daisy fleabane, pickerelweed. Thistles almost totally finished blooming.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 17
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 10
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 11
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • White Peacock 13
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 13
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 10
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 8

Delaware Skipper, Ambush Bug

Delaware Skipper, Ambush Bug

Gray Hairstreak

Dusted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Gray Hairstreak

Palamedes Swallowtail, Delaware Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail, Delaware Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Tom Palmer

Green Swamp
Polk County, FL

Scouting for upcoming NABA count

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 27
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Viceroy 4
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Baracoa Skipper 1

Venice Kelly

sherwood creek drainage at caribou open space, 8,500' elevation
Boulder County, CO

i was happy to see some butterflies today, after 4 days of snow and then rain. i was out from 11:30 am - 1:00pm
mostly sunny and breezy and 55F.

  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 3
  • Hoary Elfin 6
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady 9

Sara Orangetip

John and Nancy Crosby

Harris Neck NWR
McIntosh County, GA

80 degrees from 11-12. Pinewoods Milkweed in full bloom as was frog fruit & verbena.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 36
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 46
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 12
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 11
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3

Zebra Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Oak Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Variegated Fritillary

Zebra Swallowtail

Monarch

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Phaon Crescent

Phaon Crescent

Salt Marsh Skipper

Fiery Skipper

American Lady

Palamedes Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

John and Nancy Crosby

Harris Neck NWR, Harris Neck Rd, Townsend, GA 31331
McIntosh County, GA

Midafternoon sunny 80 degrees. Jim Springer joined us as we checked out our patch of Pinewoods milkweed off the loop at mile marker 0.8 from the visitor center which is always closed to the public, a real sore spot for these past volunteers with the Woodstork Study and with the Painted Bunting study. We also checked out frogfruit and verbena on the loop.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 27
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 20
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 40
  • American Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Queen 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3

American Lady

Banded Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Ceraunus Blue

Common Buckeye

Little Metalmark

Oak Hairstreak

Phaon Crescent

Red Admiral

Red-banded Hairstreak

Zebra Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Salt Marsh Skipper

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

White Checkered-Skipper

White Checkered-Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Monarch

American Lady

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

11:15 to 5:15, muted sunshine was enough for a good show of butterflies, and the wildflowers are flourishing with the rain and cool weather we have been having.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Pale Swallowtail 15
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sara Orangetip 5
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 18
  • Variable Checkerspot 236
  • Painted Lady 26
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 38
  • California Sister 2
  • Common Ringlet 32
  • Umber Skipper 8

California Sister

Lorquin's Admiral

Sara Orangetip

Northern Checkerspot

Northern Checkerspot

Northern Checkerspot

Brown Elfin

Umber Skipper

Ron Smith

Sawgrass Lake Park (piblic access areas)
Pinellas County, FL

(10-34) Cloudy and a light sprinkle at the end. Fire bush was the source of nectar for the sulphurs and swallowtails.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 8
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

White Peacock

Polydamas Swallowtail

Lenny Brown

Lake Yucaipa Regional Park, Yucaipa
San Bernardino County, CA

The Sara Orangetip was very fresh; from second brood?

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 25
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Lenny Brown

Prospect Park, Redlands
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Umber Skipper 3

Michael Diederich

National Museum of American Indian, Bowling Green, Manhattan
New York County, NY

Affixed to stone wall at top of staircase to Floor 2 Entrance amidst heavy rain.

  • Eastern Comma 1

John and Nancy Crosby

189 Charlie Butler Rd, Midway, GA 31320
Liberty County, GA

Sunny, 78 degrees. Jim Springer joined us. Most butterflies were found on the 1st section of the boardwalk.

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 30
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 7

Pearl Crescent

Horace's Duskywing

Broad-winged Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Dun Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Wormsloe Plantation State Park, Savannah
Chatham County, GA

Cool this morning warming to the low 70’s. We hiked from 9:30 until 12 with Jim and Nancy Springer. Jim found an early date for King’s Hairstreak was May 6th. Our earliest was May 10th. We found precious few Sparkleberry blooms. I saw only 1 small tree of another species blooming. Hairstreaks were on Sweetleaf (symplocos tinctoria) the host plant for King’s Hairstreak, wax myrtle and oak. Most hairstreaks were quite worn. In the past we have always located them on Sparkleberry. The azure was a Holly Azure.

  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • King's Hairstreak 1
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2

Zarucco Duskywing

Southern Pearly-eye

Spring Azure

Oak Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

King's Hairstreak

Larissa Brogley

Canfield ohio
Mahoning County, OH

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Great day for butterflying, temperature around 78 degrees and winds were calm.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 13
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 18

Melanie Link Taylor

Home Butterfly Garden, Apple Valley, CAL
San Bernardino County, CA

  • Mournful Duskywing 1

Mournful Duskywing

John J. Collins

Garret Mountain Reservation
Passaic County, NJ

Leaderless Walks. 9 participants. Sunny and warming up during the day. Not a good day for butterflies.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Survey 12:30 to 3:00 PM; scattered clouds; 59-66 F; wind gusts 8-15 mph from WSW. With Della Wells.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • American Lady 2

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(22-125). Mid-afternoon. The Soldier was my first at the park since July 2013.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 21
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 9
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 41
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Soldier 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Brazilian Skipper 1 & 5 cats

American Lady

Red Admiral

Black Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Soldier

Allen Belden

Pocahontas State Park
Chesterfield County, VA

Sunny, high in the low 70s. Juvenal’s Duskywing very worn. Zabulon Skippers males.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 13
  • Carolina Satyr 12
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Red-spotted Purple

Zabulon Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Douglas Johnson

Mississippi Headwaters State Forest
Beltrami County, MN

First really warm day in what has been a late Spring

  • Mustard White 1
  • Brown Elfin 9
  • Hoary Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Hoary Elfin

Brown Elfin

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near town of Beaver
Beaver County, PA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 13
  • Cabbage White 4

Jim Springer

Wormsloe State Historic Site
Chatham County, GA

1:00pm-3:45pm, mostly cloudy going over to mostly sunny, 83˚F.
Hairstreaks were mostly resting in shade. King’s Hairstreaks were on Blue Trail.

  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • King's Hairstreak 2
  • Striped Hairstreak 2
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3

Striped Hairstreak

King's Hairstreak

JoAnna N Clayton

N.E. St. Pete - Personal Residence
Pinellas County, FL

16-24

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

John J. Collins

Raritan Greenway, Raritan Borough
Somerset County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 2

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Savannah Natl Wildlife Refuge, Laurel Drive
Jasper County, SC

We drove the loop from 9:30-11:30. The targeted Rare Skipper was a ‘lifer’!

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Rare Skipper 7
  • Broad-winged Skipper 15

Black Swallowtail

Rare Skipper

American Lady

Variegated Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Rare Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Solomon Tract from entrance off EMD Blvd, Port Wentworth, GA
Chatham County, GA

12:40- 2:30 84 degrees, shady in the forest. We walked 4 miles. At the entrance we saw a dozen pickerel blooms where we located the two skippers. We were targeting Rare Skipper reported from here. We saw only 1 other pickerel bloom at the Dike 2 miles in.

  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Broad-winged Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

American Lady

Broad-winged Skipper

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trail.
Worcester County, MA

  • Mourning Cloak 5

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jim Wilkinson

Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area
Washington County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Silver-spotted Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Hobomok Skipper

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

Temperatures around 83 with little wind. Saw first Monarch, Silver spotted Skipper and Wild Indigo Duskywing today.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Monarch

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Orange Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Randy Harrod

Bells Bend Park
Davidson County, TN

Mid upper 60’s Sunny, heavy fog early

Variegated Frit is lifer

  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1

Painted Lady

Variegated Fritillary

Ken Wilson with David Bartholomew

Del Puerto Canyon
Stanislaus County, CA

The morning started rainy, cool, and heavily overcast. Gradually after 2 PM the sun started to slowly appear. Temps went from 61 at arrival to 67 at departure. At 4 PM we had full sun. Dave’s report has all species seen. One no ID small orange skipper.

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gorgon Copper
  • Sylvan Hairstreak
  • Dotted Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • California Sister
  • Common Ringlet

Gorgon Copper

Dotted Blue

Sylvan Hairstreak

Northern Checkerspot

Gorgon Copper

Gorgon Copper

Acmon Blue

Acmon Blue

James L. Monroe

SGL 173
Beaver County, PA

slim pickings, very overcast, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2

Pearl Crescent

Edward Perry IV

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

The morning started off a little cool with lots of dew. Once the dew evaporated a few butterflies started to show. We consider ourselves lucky to see one or two Juniper Hairstreaks a year in this spot (southern border of their range), but today was like a dream when we counted 13 along Powerline Road, mostly utilizing Bidens alba along the ditch. RWarner & EPerry, survey from 8 am to 3:20 pm; a good time was had by all!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 46
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 13
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 14
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 19
  • Pearl Crescent 44
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 8
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 14
  • Zarucco Duskywing 15
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Red Admiral

Fiery Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Carolina Satyr

Gulf Fritillary

Queen

Juniper Hairstreak

Jim Springer

Cay Creek Wetlands_Interpretative_Center, Midway
Liberty County, GA

10:00-13:30, mostly sunny, 83˚F, Pipevine Swallowtail would not stop-photo taken from 75ft.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 20
  • Dun Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Pipevine Swallowtail

Jim Springer

Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Liberty County, GA

14:15-16:45, mostly clear, 86˚F, road margins of two prime butterfly sites mowed earlier in the day—very unfortunate.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 7
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 3

Southern Cloudywing

Oak Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

David H. Bartholomew

Del Puerto Canyon
Stanislaus County, CA

With Ken Wilson,12:30-4:30. Mostly cloudy with little sunshine until it was time to leave, but the temperature did get up into the 60’s. By days end, Gorgon Coppers had outnumbered all other butterflies combined (six dozen is a reasonable approximation). One small orange skipper did not stick around long enough to identify.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Gorgon Copper 72
  • Sylvan Hairstreak 4
  • Dotted Blue 3
  • Acmon Blue 14
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 6
  • Painted Lady 17
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 4

Del Puerto Canyon

Gorgon Copper

Gorgon Copper

Dotted Blue

Acmon Blue

Acmon Blue

Northern Checkerspot

Sylvan Hairstreak

Gorgon Copper

Gorgon Copper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Overcast skies. Temp around 62. First mourning cloak

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Denise & Elton Grissom

244 Frances Amelia Dr. Huntsville, AL
Madison County, AL

I have a 10 year old, Dutchman’s Pipevine (Aristolochia macrophylla) in my back yard. My husband, Elton Grissom took the following photos of Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) butterfly and caterpillar. So exciting. We’ve seeing the butterflies for years, but couldn’t find the caterpillars or get any photo of butterfly. We are very excited!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

John J. Collins

Fairview Farm
Somerset County, NJ

Partly cloudy

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2

Tom Palmer

Everglades Headwaters NWR
Polk County, FL

Blackroot main nectar source

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 13
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 1

Ceraunus Blue

Robert Bell

Huron National Forest -- Forest Rds. 4416 and 4436
Iosco County, MI

Sunny, low 60’s. 2 hours.
Target of Chryxus Arctic was not found but there were plenty of Elfins.

  • Olympia Marble 1
  • Brown Elfin 117
  • Hoary Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Dreamy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

61F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • Variable Checkerspot 5
  • Painted Lady 10+
  • Lorquin's Admiral 4
  • California Sister 2
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Umber Skipper 1

Northern Checkerspot

Northern Checkerspot

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Variable Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot (aberrant)

Ron Smith

Brooker Creek Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(21-68) Walked out the Pinellas Trail (and back), which is located along the preserve’s east side off of Keystone Road. Unfortunately, the trail edges had just been mowed.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 5
  • Queen 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Eufala Skipper 4

Eufala Skipper

Sachem

Variegated Fritillary

Whirlabout

Mary Lynn Delfino

Springfield Bog Metro Park
Summit County, OH

80 degrees, SW 8

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 21
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Monarch 2

Mark and Holly Salvato

Tonto National Forest
Pinal County, AZ

  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Ilavia Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 2
  • American Lady 2

Ilavia Hairstreak

Michael Diederich

Nancy Lane, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Michael Troyan

Chattahoochee National Forest
Lumpkin County, GA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail abundant
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1

Andrew Block

Sterling Forest S.P., Tuxedo,
Orange County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6

John and Nancy Crosby

Jekyll Island, Nature Trail on East side of Clam Creek Fishing Pier
Glynn County, GA

85 degrees with cool breezes from the ocean. Most butterflies were nectaring on Ox-eye daisies near the Salicornia, host plant for E Pygmy-Blue.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 22
  • Ceraunus Blue 15
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Queen 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 36
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Byssus Skipper 2
  • Yehl Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3
  • Two-spotted Skipper 1

Least Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Gray Hairstreak

Queen

Zarucco Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Byssus Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Sachem

Tawny-edged Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Yehl Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Ceraunus Blue

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Great Southern White

Checkered White

Pipevine Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Bo Zaremba

Williamstown
Berkshire County, MA

  • West Virginia White 6
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 7
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 3

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Observed for a few hrs in the am….Very hot, humid and dry

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Pearl Crescent

Cindy Shuford

Merwin Nature Preserve, Lexington, IL
McLean County, IL

Sunny, warm and humid with approaching storms

  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Monarch 1

Ron Smith

Weedon Island Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(10-42) No sign of any Statira’s this morning.

  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 17
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Mangrove Buckeye

Ceraunus Blue

Orange-barred Sulphur

Mark and Holly Salvato

Apache National Forest, Green's Peak Road
Apache County, AZ

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Melissa Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Field Crescent 6
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Morrison's Skipper abundant

Mylitta Crescent

Acmon Blue

Acmon Blue

Morrison's Skipper

Field Crescent

Morrison's Skipper

Amelia Grimm

Long Beach Upper trail, Big Pine Key, Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge
Monroe County, FL

2:00 - 340pm. The American Lady was a first for this location. With LWilliams, DJue and SJue.

  • Great Southern White 3
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 20
  • American Lady 1

American Lady

John and Nancy Crosby

Altamaha River Basin from Steelbridge Road to Cox Road from the Post Office in Townsend. GA Satyrs were located just East of Townsend Tract WMA in the Powerline wetlands.
McIntosh County, GA

Until today the only site for Georgia Satyrs per Pierre Howard of Georgia Conservancy was Paulk’s Pasture and the colony at Paulk’s was destroyed. Finding many GA Satyrs at this wetlands was a great find for Georgia! There were probably many more as we barely entered the wetlands. We also found a few in the ditches on both Cox and Steelbridge Road.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Georgia Satyr 50
  • Queen 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Byssus Skipper, Twin-spot Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Linda Cooper

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

9:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. Weather: 77°-90°, winds 5-13 mph, sun a.m.-100%, p.m.-70%. Nectar: frog fruit, Spanish needles, daisy fleabane, pickerelweed, thistles. Lots of nectar but relatively few butterflies. Covered only Powerline Rd east towards the river.

  • Black Swallowtail 23
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Phaon Crescent 18
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 8
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 8
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3

White Peacock

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Twin-spot Skipper

Viceroy

Phaon Crescent

Great Purple Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Michael Diederich

19 Chappaqua Mountain Road Butterfly garden, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 2

John and Nancy Crosby

Shellman Bluff Road near the Intersection of Pine Harbor Road and Hwy 17, 31331.
McIntosh County, GA

Sunny 85 degrees. We checked pickerel weed in the ditches.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Byssus Skipper 4
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Two-spotted Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Byssus Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Swarthy Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Rare Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Black Swallowtail

John and Nancy Crosby

Altamaha River Basin on Steel Bridge Road to Cox Road. GA Satyrs were located just East of Townsend Tract WMA in the Powerline wetlands, Townsend, Georgia
McIntosh County, GA

85 degrees, sunny. Wildflowers have not been mowed on the roadsides!

  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 22
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Georgia Satyr 10
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Byssus Skipper 3
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Two-spotted Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 15

Georgia Satyr

Byssus Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Andrew Block

Doodletown Rd., Bear Mtn. S.P., Stony Pt.,
Rockland County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Andrew Block

Jamaica Bay W.R., Broad Channel,
Queens County, NY

  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Lady 3

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot.
Orange County, NY

80F & sunny. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was a dark form female. Nice to see the Common Ringlet in the yard!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 1

Common Ringlet

JoAnna N Clayton

Ft. DeSoto
Pinellas County, FL

11am - 3pm

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Barred Yellow 20
  • Dainty Sulphur 12
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 100
  • Cassius Blue 20
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 25
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Monarch 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 20
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 3
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Obscure Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Dainty Sulphur

Barred Yellow

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Obscure Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Monk Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Sachem

Cassius Blue

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near town of Beaver
Beaver County, PA

First brood of Pipevines still fairly strong.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 13
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Rich Kelly

New Hyde Park
Nassau County, NY

Backyard stuff.

  • American Snout 1
  • Red Admiral 3

Michael Troyan

Edgwood Oak Brush Plains Preserve
Suffolk County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue abundant
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Common Sootywing 3

Question Mark

Juvenal's Duskywing

Common Sootywing

Steven Rosenthal

Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh NY (Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center)
Nassau County, NY

2 hour late morning visit; strong SW winds- even breezier today 5/21- with a modest northward migration of red admirals (saw a few later that afternoon in Manhattan as well).

  • American Copper 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady common
  • Red Admiral 25+
  • Common Buckeye 1

Andrew Block

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

  • Red Admiral 1

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

Observed 2 hrs this afternoon…..90’s
Hot and dry conditions

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Horace's Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Fiery Skipper

American Lady

Pearl Crescent

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

First monarch of the season!

  • Monarch 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah, GA
Chatham County, GA

It warmed to 93 with a heat index of 101 today. We started at 78 degrees at 10 am. All the Sparkleberry blooms are dead. King’s and other pollinators are dependant on a precious few blooming Sweet leaf (host for King’s Hairstreak). It is VERY difficult to see them in the tiny blooms along the stem of the branches. The Great Purple was our FOS but flew before we got a shot. We also had an unidentified duskywing.

  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Striped Hairstreak 2
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Striped Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

60F breezy

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 7
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 10+
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 3

California Sister

Variable Checkerspot

Common Buckeye

Common Ringlet

Lorquin's Admiral

John J. Collins

Chimney Rock Hawkwatch
Somerset County, NJ

Parking area. Partly cloudy and humid.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • American Lady 1

Scott Anderson

The Rookery, Venice
Sarasota County, FL

Total walk was about 45 minutes.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 94
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • White Peacock 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Randy Harrod

Radnor Lake Park
Davidson County, TN

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1

'Summer' Spring Azure

Douglas Johnson

Pine Point Road, Mississippi Headwaters State Forest
Beltrami County, MN

Some nectaring on early blueberry flowers

  • Mustard White 1
  • Hoary Elfin 8
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 5
  • Spring Azure 6

Eastern Pine Elfin

Michael Drake

Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia County, PA

70, sunny and quite breezy

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Monarch 1

Rich Kelly

Jones Beach State Park
Nassau County, NY

Short morning visit. Modest movement with strong NW winds following very strong SW winds yesterday. Many more individuals flushed off the ground and were swept away in the wind and could not be identified.

  • Question Mark 5
  • American Lady 20
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 12
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(19-416). Nice morning.

  • Checkered White 5
  • Barred Yellow 53
  • Dainty Sulphur 49
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 88
  • Cassius Blue 11
  • Ceraunus Blue 96
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 16
  • Phaon Crescent 27
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 27
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Obscure Skipper 24

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Little Metalmark

Phaon Crescent

Common Buckeye

White Checkered-Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Barred Yellow

Checkered White

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot.
Orange County, NY

First Monarch of the year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

William D. Flack

Old Towne Way Woodlands Trails.
Worcester County, MA

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

Cibola National Forest and Vicinity
Torrance County, NM

With Rebecca Gracey, Joe Schelling, Steve Moore, Barbara Volkle, Steve Abbey and Lucinda Valdes

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Melissa Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 12
  • Fulvia Checkerspot 15
  • Field Crescent 5
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Mexican Sootywing 2
  • Morrison's Skipper 1
  • Oslar's Roadside-Skipper 4

Mexican Sootywing

Oslar's Roadside-Skipper

Oslar's Roadside-Skipper

Mexican Sootywing

Oslar's Roadside-Skipper

Mexican Sootywing

Rocky Mountain Duskywing

Fulvia Checkerspot

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Finally a sunny day and temperature around 66 after the last couple of days rainy, cloudy and temperature around 50.
The Red Admirals were back in force feeding on Virginia waterleaf and wild raspberries.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 22
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 183
  • Monarch 4

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Marcie Daniels

Summerville
Dorchester County, SC

90 degrees

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

American Lady

Fiery Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jeffrey Rabkin

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Queens County, NY

All at one Hackberry tree. Thanks to Karlo Mirth and Sharron Crocker for the good intel.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Monarch 1

American Snout

Tom Palmer

John Mountain, Chatahoochee National Forest
Walker County, GA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 8
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 4
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hoary Edge 6
  • Northern Cloudywing 7
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

'Summer' Spring Azure

Gemmed Satyr

Banded Hairstreak

Common Buckeye

American Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hoary Edge

Eastern Comma

John and Nancy Crosby

N from Eulonia near the intersection of Hwy 17 and Pine Harbor Road. Turn left onto Shellman Bluff Road.
McIntosh County, GA

Pickerel Weed was just mowed but some of the ditches apparently too deep to mow so the nectar source was spared. 96 degrees, full sun.

  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Byssus Skipper 3
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Yehl Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dion Skipper 2
  • Two-spotted Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 23
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Two-spotted Skipper

Rare Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Yehl Skipper

Yehl Skipper

Yehl Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Least Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Whirlabout

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Alan R Mennig

White Horse Village Retirement Community
Delaware County, PA

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Michael Troyan

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Question Mark 6
  • American Lady 10
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Eastern Pine Elfin

Question Mark

Orange Sulphur

Little Wood-Satyr

Juvenal's Duskywing

John and Nancy Crosby

Altamaha River Basin on Steel Bridge Road to Cox Road. GA Satyrs were located just East of Townsend Tract WMA in the Powerline wetlands, Townsend, Georgia McIntosh County, GA
McIntosh County, GA

94 degrees full sun. Little Breeze. There were surely many more than 100 individuals in the wetlands with the as we only walked a small section and saw so many. Our friend Pierre Howard past president of Georgia Conservancy drove from Atlanta to see them! Sedges the host plants were abundant. The only site in GA that Pierre was aware of was Paulk’s Pasture in Glynn County and they are no longer at Paulk’s so this is a GREAT find for Georgia.

  • Georgia Satyr 100

Georgia Satyr

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot
Orange County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center North Tract
Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 8
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Little Wood-Satyr

Red-spotted Purple

Red-banded Hairstreak

Karen Kaufman

Corrales
Sandoval County, NM

Painted Lady - covers these plants

  • Painted Lady abundant

Painted Lady

Mark and Holly Salvato

Embudito Canyon
Bernalillo County, NM

With Rebecca Gracey, Joe Schelling, Steve Moore, Barbara Volkle, Steve Abbey and Lucinda Valdes

  • Checkered White abundant
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Sandia Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady superabundant
  • Mexican Sootywing 1
  • Orange Skipperling 2
  • Pahaska Skipper 5

Checkered White

Pahaska Skipper

Mexican Sootywing

Sandia Hairstreak

Pahaska Skipper

Mexican Sootywing

Mark and Holly Salvato

Cibola National Forest, Bear Trap Campground
Socorro County, NM

With Rebecca Gracey and Steve Moore

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Mountain Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Morrison's Skipper 6

Orange Sulphur

Mountain Checkered-Skipper

Mountain Checkered-Skipper

Mountain Checkered-Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Morrison's Skipper

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

67-69F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Large Marble 1
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Northern Checkerspot 5
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 8
  • Painted Lady 15+
  • Lorquin's Admiral 4
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 3

Variable Checkerspot

Mylitta Crescent

Variable Checkerspot

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

This was my weekly walk through the gardens, trying to get it in between rains. Temperature was around 62 degrees, winds at 6 mph N and 86% cloud cover. Surprising how many butterflies were seen with the cloud cover. Feeding on allium, lilac and catmint

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 12
  • Red Admiral 41
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Painted Lady, Red Admiral

Orange Sulphur

Red Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red Admiral

Common Roadside-Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

John and Nancy Crosby

Shellman Bluff Rd near the Intersection of Pine Harbor Rd just off Hwy 17 N of Eulonia.
McIntosh County, GA

92 from 11-11:45 earlier and less species today. Pickerel Weed was still in the shade. They sunny side of the road was mowed as there was no standing water.

  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Byssus Skipper 5
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5

Twin-spot Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Horace's Duskywing

Tawny-edged Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Marriottsville Area of Patapsco State Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Little Wood-Satyr

John and Nancy Crosby

Altamaha River Basin on Steel Bridge Road to Cox Road. GA Satyrs were located just East of Townsend Tract WMA in the Powerline wetlands, Townsend, Georgia McIntosh County, GA
McIntosh County, GA

85 degrees from 9:40 til 10:30.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Georgia Satyr 30
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 8
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4

Horace's Duskywing

Georgia Satyr

Spicebush Swallowtail

Ronald Hedden

Pittstown State Forest
Rensselaer County, NY

Good site for Gray Comma and Eastern Comma, but I have yet to see a single Anglewing anywhere in my area this year.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Pine Elfin

Mike Reese

SWBA Field Trip - various stops off Brockway Rd.
Jackson County, WI

Mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 60s. Because of the cool weather a couple of Olympia Marbles were very photogenic and allowed us to take many, many photos. One Red Admiral hitched a ride for about 100 yards along the trail.

  • Olympia Marble 4
  • Hoary Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 2
  • American Lady 7
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 40
  • Persius Duskywing 5

Olympia Marble

Red Admiral

Mark and Holly Salvato

Apache National Forest, Green's Peak Road
Apache County, AZ

With Mike Bearce, Rebecca Gracey, Joe Schelling, Steve Moore, Barbara Volkle, Steve Abbey and Lucinda Valdes

  • Checkered White abundant
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 10
  • Western Pine Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Western Tailed-Blue 1
  • Melissa Blue 6
  • Acmon Blue 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Field Crescent 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Persius Duskywing 2
  • Morrison's Skipper abundant

Morrison's Skipper

Morrison's Skipper

Pacuvius Duskywing

Western Pine Elfin

Melissa Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Persius Duskywing

Andrew Block

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

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Edward Perry IV

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

Sunny, Hot, Dry. Survey time from 8:15a to 3:20p. Not much going on until about 10:30 am. The lack of skippers was noticeable, however we topped last Friday’s count of Juniper Hairstreaks, this day with 16. It was a thrill to watch one return to the host plant, working its way up the tree with short flights until it reached the top. Predation by dragonflies was also noticeable this day; the great purple hairstreak photographed is no longer around. It was great spending the day with south Florida butterfly enthusiast Walter Wallenstein. A good time was had by all! EPerry & WWallenstein.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 16
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 31
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 7
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Great Purple Hairstreak

White Checkered-Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Cassius Blue

Juniper Hairstreak

Pearl Crescent

Fiery Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Sleepy Orange

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near town of Beaver
Beaver County, PA

Declining first brood of Pipevines. Previous sightings in same area for past several weeks had 10+ individuals each time.
One unIDed grass skipper.
Sunny, low 70’s

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Pale Swallowtail 16
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Acmon Blue 8
  • Northern Checkerspot 16
  • Variable Checkerspot 327
  • Painted Lady 32
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Lorquin's Admiral 16
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 67
  • Mournful Duskywing 4
  • Umber Skipper 3

Northern Checkerspot

Umber Skipper

Pale Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Variable Checkerspot

California Sister

John and Nancy Crosby

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

It cooled from 98 to 94 by 7 so we walked Priester Road and Captains Cove Road from Sea Way about 1 mile. We checked the palmetto palm blooms and found hairstreaks and metalmarks along the way.

  • Oak Hairstreak 9
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 9
  • Little Metalmark 2

Red-banded Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Little Metalmark

Warren A. Jacobs

Fulmer Rd Spring Mount PA
Montgomery County, PA

Never saw one here before in spring.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

John J. Collins

Negri-Nepote Grasslands
Somerset County, NJ

Sunny. Very windy

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • American Snout
  • Question Mark
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple

John and Nancy Crosby

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

1:00 92 degrees, sunny.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Horace's Duskywing

Gulf Fritillary

Palamedes Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Twin-spot Skipper

Sachem

Great Southern White

Carolina Satyr

John and Nancy Crosby

Shellman Bluff Road just East of junction of Pine Harbor Rd and Hwy 17.
McIntosh County, GA

90-93 degrees from 11 to 1. Sunny. We searched all the roads in the Harris Neck Count Circle for blooming Pickerel Weed. Unfornately we found most of it had been cut by the mowers except for the wettish ditches near Eulonia, GA. We have a meeting with the supervisor of the mowers who has agreed not to mow again until after our meeting on May 29. “Keep McIntosh Beautiful” calls & requests the mowing so they can pick up trash. It was a beautiful site before they destroyed it.

  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 9
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Byssus Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 7

Swarthy Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Least Skipper

Mary Lynn Delfino

CVNP Terra Vista Natural Study Area
Cuyahoga County, OH

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 23
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Ken Wilson with Bart Jones

Key Largo, multiple locations
Monroe County, FL

Sunny, high of 83. Participated in Schaus Swallowtail survey. Very little activity seen in this area on this date and another visit a few days later.

  • Schaus' Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cassius Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Julia Heliconian
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Hammock Skipper

Hammock Skipper

Hammock Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

Apache National Forest, Green's Peak Road
Apache County, AZ

With Mike Bearce, Steve Moore and Barbara Volkle.

  • Checkered White common
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 10
  • Western Pine Elfin 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Western Tailed-Blue 3
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Melissa Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Persius Duskywing 1
  • Mountain Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Morrison's Skipper abundant

Gray Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Mountain Checkered-Skipper

Silvery Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Andrew Block

Bartholomew's Cobble Preserve, Ashley Falls,
Berkshire County, MA

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Alan R Mennig

Tyler Arboretum
Delaware County, PA

  • Little Wood-Satyr 16

Edward Perry IV

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

I went back today with Rachel and things were noticeably slower than the previous day. Hot, sunny, dry, high of 93. Major nectar sources included pickerelweed, Bidens, Coreopsis, Rudbeckia, and Pulchea odorata. A good time was had by all! EPerry & RWarner

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 13
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • White Peacock 16
  • Viceroy 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Ceraunus Blue

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

First monarch! Temp of 84 before a rainstorm came through.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1

Venice Kelly

sherwood creek drainage at caribou open space, 8,500' elevation
Boulder County, CO

after 8 days of snow and cold the sun came out. we were out from 11:30 am -1:30 pm. 40% cloud cover and a nice breeze. 50F

  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Hoary Elfin 7
  • Western Pine Elfin 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 4

Western Pine Elfin

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper

Brown Elfin

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

John Crosby and Mike Chapman

Shellman Bluff Road just East of junction of Pine Harbor Rd and Hwy 17.
McIntosh County, GA

Very hot 11 am 94 degrees. Pickerel Weed is in wet ditch so very fresh but the species are not. They are dwindling each day.

  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Byssus Skipper 6
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5

Byssus Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Byssus Skipper

John Crosby and Mike Chapman

Harris Neck NWR, Harris Neck Rd, Townsend, GA 31331
McIntosh County, GA

Very hot, sunny 98. Wildlife drive fogfruit, the host plant for phaon crescent and nectar source for Little Metalmarks, Banded & Oak Hairstreaks & more! (no hairstreaks today… they were waiting on it to cool off to crawl out!) The purple flower was at the meadow at the boat landing at Harris Neck where many of the species were found.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Little Metalmark 40
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 9
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Sachem 3

Great Southern White

Barred Yellow

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Spicebush Swallowtail

Barred Yellow

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Rd and portion of trail
Salt Lake County, UT

Walked road to trail and over 1/2 of trail to around 7600ft.

Started sunny, went cloudy, finished sunny.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Large Marble 1
  • Spring Azure 5+
  • Green Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 1

John J. Collins

Elizabeth Kay Center
Morris County, NJ

Cloudy

  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2

John Lampkin

Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Scott Anderson and Veronica Battles
9-12; Sunny with temps in the mid to high 80’s
The colony of Julias persists, as does the well-established hostplant stands of Passiflora suberosa.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 78
  • Ceraunus Blue 36
  • Gulf Fritillary 19
  • Julia Heliconian 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 15
  • Viceroy 14
  • Queen 9
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 21
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 22
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2

Julia Heliconian

Whirlabout

Dale Kennedy

Whitehouse Nature Center
Calhoun County, MI

seen while birding

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Rich Kelly, Al Lindberg, Lois Lindberg

Stillwell Woods, Woodbury
Nassau County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Nancy Crosby

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

During early morning gardening I discovered a few butterflies. It was VERY hot at over 90 degrees, sunny.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

Marcus Gray

Gray residence garden
Chesterfield County, VA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Marcus Gray

Maymont: Marie’s Butterfly Trail
Richmond city, VA

75-80F & sunny.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Variegated Fritillary

American Snout

Mark and Holly Salvato

Oracle
Pinal County, AZ

With Bill and Jane Beck.

Locations included Route 77 and other roadsides adjacent to Oracle State Park.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Soapberry Hairstreak abundant
  • Ilavia Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 10
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 1

Gray Hairstreak

Soapberry Hairstreak

Soapberry Hairstreak

Soapberry Hairstreak

Ilavia Hairstreak

Ken Wilson with Bart Jones

Navy Wells & Pineland Trail @ Everglades NP
Miami-Dade County, FL

Partly cloudy, high of 83 degrees. Combined totals from two visits.

  • Pink-spot Sulphur
  • Barred Yellow
  • Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Cassius Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock
  • Queen
  • Baracoa Skipper
  • Twin-spot Skipper

Barred Yellow

Twin-spot Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Pink-spot Sulphur

Andrew Block

Shade Swamp Sanctuary, Farmington,
Hartford County, CT

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Andrew Block

Windham Airport, Windham,
Windham County, CT

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1

Bo Zaremba

Newburyport
Essex County, MA

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 1

Eastern Pine Elfin

Tony Brigagliano Squire (Raven)

Washington Park, section 1, Union City
Hudson County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Marcus Gray & Family

Gray residence garden.
Chesterfield County, VA

92F & mostly sunny.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Steven Rosenthal

Lido Beach Preserve, Lido Beach
Nassau County, NY

2 hour visit from 11am. Sunny, upper 70s. After reports from Steve Walter on Monday 5/20 about multiple snouts seen at this site and nearby at Jones Beach (along with Rich Kelly’s post of one in his backyard also in Nassau County) i finally (re?)found one, after failing to do so on Friday (5/24).

  • Cabbage White 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 12+
  • Red Admiral 12+
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

Embudo Canyon, Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

With Rebecca Gracey, Joe Schelling, Steve Moore and Barbara Volkle.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White abundant
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Painted Lady superabundant
  • California Sister 2
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 1
  • Mexican Sootywing 8
  • Pahaska Skipper 3
  • Green Skipper 3
  • Viereck's Skipper 2
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 1

Viereck's Skipper

Bronze Roadside-Skipper

Viereck's Skipper

Viereck's Skipper

Mark and Holly Salvato

Embudito Canyon, Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

With Rebecca Gracey, Joe Schelling, Steve Moore and Barbara Volkle

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White abundant
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Sandia Hairstreak 6
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady superabundant
  • California Sister 1
  • Canyonland Satyr 1
  • Mexican Sootywing 3
  • Orange Skipperling 2
  • Pahaska Skipper 4
  • Green Skipper 6

Sandia Hairstreak

Sandia Hairstreak

Pahaska Skipper

Mexican Sootywing

Sandia Hairstreak

Green Skipper

Canyonland Satyr

Michael Troyan

Appalachian Trail from Canal Rd. to Rt94
Sussex County, NJ

Calm, sunny, warm ?

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 10
  • Monarch 1

Harry Zirlin

Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15+
  • Pearl Crescent 15+
  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 10+
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 10+
  • Common Ringlet 20+
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 10+
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 7

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

I’ve seen at least a dozen American Snouts on this day which is unusually early for this area.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • American Snout
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

American Snout

Jim Wilkinson

Elkridge areas
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Zabulon Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Scott Anderson

Sleeping Turtles North Preserve
Sarasota County, FL

With Veronica Battles and led by Beverly Bowen and John Schnackenberg.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3

Andrew Block

Dolans Lake Park, Hunter,
Greene County, NY

There were Canadian T.S. all over the Catskills today.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair
Essex County, NJ

The third American Snout in 20 years (and the first in over a decade) in Montclair, all at Mills Reservation where there are quite a few hackberry trees just north of the spring hawk watch.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

American Snout

Hobomok Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

John J. Collins

Bull's Island Recreation Area
Hunterdon County, NJ

Sunny and warm.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Rich Kelly

William Cullen Bryant Preserve
Nassau County, NY

Cabbage Whites have disappeared.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 20
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Red-spotted Purple

Steven Rosenthal

Lido Preserve, Lido Beach
Nassau County, NY

highlight of a brief half hour visit to recheck for snouts- none seen. Red spotted purple at 11 AM was a first for me at this location.

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Very hot from 9:30-10 about 93 sunny, dry. Palmetto blooms was where we found the hairstreaks, Lantana, gallarida daylily other nectar sources.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Oak Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Giant Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Little Yellow

Horace's Duskywing

Long-tailed Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Twin-spot Skipper

Oak Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Confirmation of Sleepy Orange again at this colony. This marks the 4th year of them being found at this colony. Cloudless Sulphurs also a breeding species at this site and flying today.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 2

Cloudless Sulphur

Dun Skipper

American Lady

Sleepy Orange

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny, 74 degrees on Memorial Day. Haven’t seen Painted Lady in a couple of years, but visited today.

  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Alan R Mennig

Tyler Arboretum
Delaware County, PA

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 29
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 2

Mark and Holly Salvato

Cibola National Forest
Bernalillo County, NM

Observations at Hondo Canyon and Ciegena Canyon

With Rebecca Gracey, Joe Schelling, Steve Moore and Barbara Volkle

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Marine Blue 14
  • Western Tailed-Blue 2
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Arctic Blue 1
  • Field Crescent 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 3
  • Funereal Duskywing 1

Rocky Mountain Duskywing

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Arctic Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Painted Lady

Field Crescent

Mark and Holly Salvato

Elena Gallegos Picnic Area, Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

With Joe Schelling

  • Checkered White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Fulvia Checkerspot 1
  • American Lady abundant
  • Pahaska Skipper common

Gray Hairstreak

Fulvia Checkerspot

Pahaska Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Pahaska Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Leslie Arnold

Duff Lake Fen, Pine Knob Park, Howe
LaGrange County, IN

Pollard Walk for Michigan Butterfly Network

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Red Admiral 12
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Common Sootywing 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • American Snout
  • Question Mark
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Silver-spotted Skipper

Ken Wilson with Bart Jones

Tree Tops Park, Hugh Taylor Birch, Long Tree Nature Ctr, & others
Broward County, FL

Visited South Florida from May 25-30. This is a combined report for Broward County. Overall butterfly activity was slow. Most species seen in small numbers. Every day mostly sunny with temps from upper 80s to low 90s. No rain during my visit.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Palamedes Swallowtail
  • Great Southern White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Orange-barred Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Statira Sulphur
  • Pink-spot Sulphur
  • Barred Yellow
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Atala
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Fulvous Hairstreak
  • Cassius Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Julia Heliconian
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • American Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock
  • Ruddy Daggerwing
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Three-spotted Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Monk Skipper

Statira Sulphur

Atala

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

White Peacock

Monk Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

Andrew Block

Twin Lakes C.P., Eastchester,
Westchester County, NY

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia Gateway Business Park
Howard County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Mount Pleasant Farm, Howard Conservancy
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Robert Bell

Huron National Forest -- Forest Rd 4121
Iosco County, MI

Sunny. 70 degrees.
I walked about 1.25 miles in 2 hours.
The cutover areas of the forest are a sea of blueberry and Sand Cherry flowers.
There were more Duskywings than what I have on the count.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Olympia Marble 4
  • Brown Elfin 17
  • Hoary Elfin 6
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 82
  • Spring Azure 12
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 36
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 58

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Red Admiral
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Zabulon Skipper

Rich Kelly

Eisenhower Park
Nassau County, NY

  • American Lady 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7
  • European Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Ron Smith

Honeymoon Island State Park
Pinellas County, FL

(13-82) Sunny and hot. Not much for leps to nectar on at this state park with roadsides mowed low and habitat and public access restricted.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 14
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 14
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 19
  • Obscure Skipper 7

Obscure Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Ceraunus Blue

Gray Hairstreak

Little Yellow

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

69F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Northern Checkerspot 5
  • Variable Checkerspot 10+
  • Painted Lady 10+
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Umber Skipper 3

California Sister

Umber Skipper

Spring Azure

Northern Checkerspot

Marcus Gray & Children

Home garden in Huguenot.
Orange County, NY

White clover, red clover, Butterfly Bush, Azalea, Rhododendron & more blooming.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Rattlesnake Gulch (Millcreek Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Road to Grandeur Peak Trail Head (Millcreek Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny, near 70 degrees

Cold, very wet Spring appears to be making flight time late this year.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Painted Lady 2

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • European Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Rob & Rebecca Bell

Our front yard, Washington, IL
Tazewell County, IL

Pipevine Swallowtail laying eggs on Woolly Dutchman’s Pipe for hours.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Douglas Johnson

Bear Den Landing RD SW, Mississippi Headwaters State Forest
Beltrami County, MN

Actually hot with near 82 degrees F. and muggy with blueberrries in full bloom and lots of mosquitoes. Out from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

  • Mustard White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Hoary Elfin 7
  • Henry's Elfin 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Western Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1

Henry's Elfin

Scott Anderson

Curry Creek Preserve, Venice
Sarasota County, FL

91 degrees at 1pm, 90 minute walk.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • White Peacock 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 2

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Finally a chance to get out after 4 days of clouds and rain. Didn’t get all of the trails walked because, yes, rain moved in. Temperature at 73 with wind 10 mph NW then NNE.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 35
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

Painted Lady

Mike Reese

Point Beach State Forest
Manitowoc County, WI

I was looking mainly for Hoary Elfins in the abundant Bearberry which was at peak bloom. I found none, but was happy to see an Olympia Marble, the first in the eastern third of Wisconsin in the last 20 years.

  • Olympia Marble 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 2

Olympia Marble

American Lady

Red Admiral

Marcus Gray & Family

Home garden in Huguenot.
Orange County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

American Lady

Juvenal's Duskywing

Michael Drake

Dixon Meadow Preserve
Montgomery County, PA

78 and humid

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 15
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

Patey Woods Rd., Newark,
Worcester County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4+
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2

Jeffrey Rabkin

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Queens County, NY

Sunny, 80 degrees, wind less than 10mph

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 11
  • American Snout 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

'Summer' Spring Azure

Zabulon Skipper

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Survey 09:00 AM to 12:20 PM; high, thin clouds; 64-76 F; wind gusts 4-9 mph from SSW. With Della Wells.

  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 9
  • Monarch 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Ligia Rodriguez

Parking Lot of Homestead Motor Speedway
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Ceraunus Blue 1

Ceraunus Blue

Venice Kelly

Geer canyon at Heil valley ranch open space north of city of Boulder
Boulder County, CO

Geer canyon is a lower elevation (6,231’)so much warmer and dryer. still not a lot of flowers yet. we were there from 9:30 am -noon. some clouds, but mostly sunny and about 72F

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Indra Swallowtail 6
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Large Marble 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Western Pine Elfin 4
  • Western Tailed-Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 25+
  • Silvery Blue 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 2
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 2
  • Persius Duskywing 15

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 24
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Red Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • American Snout
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Red Admiral
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Silver-spotted Skipper

Alan R Mennig

White Horse Village Retirement Community
Delaware County, PA

Female, egg laying

  • Monarch 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny 84 degrees and hazy.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2

American Lady

John J. Collins

Millbrook Village area Delaware Water Gap NRA
Warren County, NJ

Leaderless walks - 5 participants. Sunny. Walked from Village to Watergate area and back.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Mill D South
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny, temps near 60.
Walked from road (7200 ft) to around 8200ft.
Still snow covered (3-4 ft) where I turned around.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Edward Perry IV

Mason Terrace, Melbourne, FL, 32935
Brevard County, FL

Yard butterflies! Make staying home doing chores fun!

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 3
  • Cassius Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Orange-barred Sulphur

Cassius Blue

Orange-barred Sulphur

Cassius Blue

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

Ward Pound Ridge County Park, Cross River
Westchester County, NY

Harris’ Checkerspot were seen, however the limited area where they occur is very overgrown compared with past seasons, and was also very wet on this visit. If the area is not somewhat cleared of shrubby growth, the Harris’ may be diminished unless there is more of their host plant available somewhere nearby.
Those seen were all males & were actively patrolling in our rather brief visit.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • American Copper 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Harris' Checkerspot 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 3

Mike Reese

Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County, WI

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 19
  • Monarch 20