October 2020 Sightings

Vincent Corsello

Richard W. DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst
Bergen County, NJ

Observed the Butterfly gardens and the Marsh Discovery Trail.
I tagged seven of fourteen Monarchs.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 26
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 14
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Weather: 75°-83°, mostly cloudy all day, winds 10-14 mph. Scouting for up upcoming Death by Skipper field trip. Nectar sources: Spanish needles, pickerelweed, Carphephorus, liatris, Florida Elephant’s Foot, Pine Lily. LCooper

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 13
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • White Peacock 35
  • Viceroy 5
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 20
  • Queen 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 7
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Delaware Skipper 11
  • Aaron's Skipper 18
  • Palmetto Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 13
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Variegated Fritillary

Palmetto Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Monarch
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

John and Nancy Crosby

Townsend WMA, Old River Rd, Old Barrington Rd & Road
McIntosh County, GA

82 degrees, full sun. NW section of the South Tract on dirt roads adjacent to the Townsend Bombing Range. At one point the bombing became intense but soon subsided. This was our first time exploring this location where we found Dion Skipper, Georgia Satyr & Southern Dogface all roadside as there is no off road access except for the handicapped! The Southern Dogface photo (ventral) is unedited. The Gulf Fritillary was caught by a yellow spider.

  • Southern Dogface 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Little Yellow common
  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 16
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Georgia Satyr 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Dion Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper common

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Southern Dogface

Gulf Fritillary

Southern Dogface

Gray Hairstreak

Pearl Crescent

Carolina Satyr

Little Yellow

Cloudless Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Gulf Fritillary

Red-banded Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Least Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Whirlabout

Swarthy Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 12

Common Checkered-Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Painted Lady

Sleepy Orange

Painted Lady

Pearl Crescent

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Second location of the day…mostly cloudy, cool conditions gave way to warmer sunshine with light wind. Species and overall numbers jumped once the sun broke. Still seeing Cloudless Sulphurs and a single Sleepy Orange…late in the season for both!

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Monarch 21
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Cloudless Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Checkered-Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Jeff Gesell

Ballas Park
Northampton County, PA

First location of the day…late morning, breezy, mostly cloudy with occasional filtered sunlight, upper 60s. Numbers way down…suspect this is a combo of the time of year but also the cool, lower light morning.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 8

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Eileen Bennett

Waretown backyard
Ocean County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Monarch 1

Laurel Rhodes

Lost Maples State Natural Area in Vanderpool
Bandera County, TX

Ten Master Naturalist observers participated in this count, the first time the park has been formally surveyed. Sunny, 85F, winds calm. Hiking times approximately 2.5 hours.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 12
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 21
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • American Snout 25
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Common Mestra 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Queen 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Green Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 11
  • Ocola Skipper 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Cay Creek Wetlands, Midway
Liberty County, GA

82 degrees, sunny. We included the wet meadow across Butler Road. This location is best mid-day due to shady conditions on the boardwalk early and late in the day. Four o’clock was too late for the butterfly garden and boardwalk.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper common

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Little Yellow

Cloudless Sulphur

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Gulf Fritillary

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Carolina Satyr

Clouded Skipper

Least Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Yvonne Homeyer

Marais Temps Clair Conservation Area
St. Charles County, MO

This is a new location for the St. Louis area.

  • Southern Dogface 5

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Bart Jones

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Shelby County, TN

This is the most Ocola Skippers I’ve ever seen at one time in TN.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 100
  • American Snout 2
  • Pearl Crescent 58
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Carolina Satyr 13
  • Monarch 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 34
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Ocola Skipper 35

Ocola Skipper

Gemmed Satyr

Long-tailed Skipper

Andrew Block

Hammonasset Beach S.P., Madison,
New Haven County, CT

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch common

Scott Anderson

Sleeping Turtles Preserve North
Sarasota County, FL

1150am-220pm,76-78 degrees, cloudy, calm, intermittent rain

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 74
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Phaon Crescent 22
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 18
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 14
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 18
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

This Monarch seems to have a piece of grass stuck in its right forewing, & I think it was unable to fly.

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem abundant

Common Buckeye

Cabbage White

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Monarch

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Mostly sunny, low 60s, light breeze. Beautiful fall day, but despite the nice weather, numbers continue to decline. Not a single Grass Skipper species today, and Cloudless Sulphurs were also now absent…

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Jeanette Klodzen

Gravel Pit Trail (Antelope Island)
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Steven Glynn

Sitgreaves National Forest
Gila County, AZ

Near the Mogollon Rim Visitors Center

  • Orange Giant-Skipper 2

Orange Giant-Skipper

Orange Giant-Skipper

Ken Wilson

Escondido yard
San Diego County, CA

Recent sightings. Every day this week was 100 degrees or higher.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Umber Skipper

Monarch

Cloudless Sulphur

Gulf Fritillary

Large Orange Sulphur

John and Nancy Crosby

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

73 degrees, overcast skies. Was watering newly planted seeds & discovered a beautiful freshly eclosed Palamedes Swallowtail, it was gone when I was back out with my camera! It was like Star Wars there were so many Long-tailed Skippers in flight around the Passion Vine, host plant of Gulf Fritillary!

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper abundant
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Cassius Blue

Cassius Blue

Barred Yellow

Cloudless Sulphur

Long-tailed Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 5

Fiery Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

1800 block of Hollywood Ave, Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County, UT

  • California Tortoiseshell 1

Jean Evoy

three miles north of Arcadia
DeSoto County, FL

Warm, sunny morning

  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • Phaon Crescent
  • White Peacock
  • Queen
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

White Checkered-Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and 59degrees. Slight breeze. The Cabbage White returned today. No other butterflies have been seen, as there have been many cool nights & mornings in upper 30s for the past week.

  • Cabbage White 1

Eileen Bennett

Waretown backyard
Ocean County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2

Roy Cohutta

Hunter Hill off Whitepath Road
Gilmer County, GA

Observed several Clouded Skippers on Blue Mistflower. Area was a gravel road in a mostly wooded area with a few cabins nearby.

  • Clouded Skipper 4

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 6

Cloudless Sulphur

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

11th Annual Death by Skipper trip. Scheduled Oct. 3 trip cancelled due to rain. 9:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m. rain ended trip. 83°-88°, winds 9-14 mph. Sun 70%. Nectar: liatris, carphephorus, Bidens, pickerelweed, goldenrod and more. LCooper, SFarnsworth, DFraser, EPerry, NPrine, DSmith, RWarner.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 35
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 21
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • White Peacock 32
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 26
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 7
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 23
  • Meske's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 9
  • Whirlabout 26
  • Southern Broken-Dash 23
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 10
  • Delaware Skipper 10
  • Aaron's Skipper 13
  • Palmetto Skipper 38
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 5
  • Dusted Skipper 12
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 49

Julia Heliconian

Georgia Satyr

Palmetto Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Sachem

Little Metalmark

Black Swallowtail

Little Yellow

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Queen

Sachem

Aaron's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Clouded Skipper

Queen

Zebra Heliconian

Carolina Satyr

Berry's Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Darrell Davis

Backyard
Frederick County, MD

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Eastern Comma
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem abundant

Sachem

Common Checkered-Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Painted Lady

Eastern Comma

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Partly cloudy, gusty winds at times, mid 60s. Pieridae species back out in full force!

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 11
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 2

Cloudless Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Variegated Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Sleepy Orange

Eileen Bennett

Waretown backyard
Ocean County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 1

Steven Rosenthal, Steve Walter, Stephane Perreault

Private property in Manhasset, NW Nassau County
Nassau County, NY

3 hour survey in strong SW winds, which may have limited Monarch numbers; mid to upper 70s, sun followed by clouds with breaks of sun. Brazilian Skipper continues at this location, adults and many larvae seen previously, but then only a couple of larvae on 9/24. Two Monarch caterpillars were also seen on exotic ‘globe’ milkweed plantings, plus a few in chrysalises nearby. This was also the latest tiger swallowtail for any of us locally. Brazilian Skipper photo by Steve Walter.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 15
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Brazilian Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Viceroy
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

Mark Adams

Jones Mill Rd, Mount Fair gate, Clark Rd, Shiffletts Mill Rd (Albemarle County); & Simmons Gap Rd (Greene County)
Albemarle County, VA

An excellent, wide-ranging late season afternoon for butterflies, with sunny, warm weather. I saw more species diversity than expected (19 species total), & a fresh, cooperative Long-tailed Skipper capped the day. The late season Sachem horde has peaked; their numbers were down, those that remained were all worn. 12:00-17:00 EDT. Sunny, 73 – 81 deg F, wind 5-15 mph (breezy at times)

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 40
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Question Mark 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Sachem 50
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Long-tailed Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Common Buckeye

Gulf Fritillary

Denis C. Quinn

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

All of the Buckeyes are ‘Rosa’ form now

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 13
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

John and Nancy Crosby

Townsend WMA North portion of South Tract
McIntosh County, GA

86, full sun.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Southern Dogface 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Little Yellow abundant
  • Sleepy Orange 12
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Swarthy Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 10
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 6
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper common

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Cloudless Sulphur

Southern Dogface

Little Yellow

Carolina Satyr

Georgia Satyr

Georgia Satyr

Gulf Fritillary

Palamedes Swallowtail

Red-banded Hairstreak

Pipevine Swallowtail

Dion Skipper

Dun Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Dun Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Sachem

Southern Broken-Dash

Swarthy Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

I’m no expert at Duskywing identification, but this one seemed to be laying eggs on Columbine.

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Columbine Duskywing 1
  • Sachem common

Common Buckeye

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Columbine Duskywing

Columbine Duskywing

Eileen Bennett

Waretown backyard
Ocean County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Gray Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Viceroy
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Ocola Skipper

Steven Glynn

Hagerman NWR
Grayson County, TX

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 6
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • American Snout 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Monarch 18
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Orange Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Scott Anderson

Celery Fields
Sarasota County, FL

1020am-130pm, 84-91 degrees, sunny, windy. The White Peacocks were out in force (323).

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 71
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 323
  • Viceroy 4
  • Tawny Emperor 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 19
  • Dorantes Longtail 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Dorantes Longtail

White Peacock

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Black Swallowtail

Tawny Emperor

Denis C. Quinn

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

Windy, full sun temperature 46-65 degrees today. After a light frost several days ago it was sufficient to stop nectar production it seems.

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 14
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Mourning Cloak

Red Admiral

Ocola Skipper

Cabbage White

Ocola Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

We are having above normal temperatures which is probable helping keep some of the butterflies at the garden. This is my weekly survey of Lauritzen Garden

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 24
  • Orange Sulphur 66
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 13
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 23
  • Fiery Skipper 13
  • Sachem 16

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Checkered White

Monarch

Viceroy

Red Admiral

Fiery Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Cay Creek Wetlands, Midway
Liberty County, GA

88 degrees, full sun. We included the wet meadow across Charlie Butler Road.

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Pearl Crescent Common
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper common

Carolina Satyr

Ceraunus Blue

Cloudless Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Gray Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Ocola Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Zebra Heliconian

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

Sunny, but with a cold wind.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

American Lady

Pearl Crescent

American Lady

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Partly cloudy, windy, low 60s. Numbers have really dropped…the cool nights and rain days in the upcoming forecast won’t help unfortunately.

  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Eileen Bennett

Waretown backyard
Ocean County, NJ

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Pearl Crescent

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Eastern Comma
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Sachem

Ron Smith

Brooker Creek Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(19-80) Sunny skies. Way crazy was a completely out-of-season Henry’s Elfin providing Pinellas with its 2nd-ever county record. The first was earlier this year!

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 17
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 25
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Henry's Elfin

Phaon Crescent

Clouded Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Twin-spot Skipper

Barred Yellow

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Rachel and I were out scouting for the upcoming Bullied By Skippers field trip which has been repeatedly postponed due to poor weather here in Florida. We had a great day and got the “Bull Creek Fabulous Five” (Florida Dusted Skipper, Dotted Skipper, Arogos Skipper, Berry’s Skipper, Meske’s Skipper) two times over, with a Palmetto Skipper added on each! Monday’s field trip participants (Monday, Oct. 12th) should be excited as this area is in prime condition for butterflies right now. EPerry & RWarner from 9am to 4 pm, but things didn’t pick up until late morning and we rounded out the day with 45 species.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 11
  • Black Swallowtail 13
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 17
  • Cloudless Sulphur 19
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 51
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • White Peacock 8
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Meske's Skipper 17
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 13
  • Sachem 1
  • Arogos Skipper 17
  • Delaware Skipper 6
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 12
  • Berry's Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 9
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Southern Broken-Dash

Arogos Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Dusted Skipper

Confused Cloudywing

Meske's Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Meske's Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Arogos Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Berry's Skipper

Monarch

Dusted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Meske's Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Townsend WMA, South Tract, North West.
McIntosh County, GA

85 degrees, gusty wind & intermiddent clouds from Hurricane Delta. Liatris & Goldenrod and numerous unidentified wildflowers provided nectar from abundant rainfall this year.

  • Southern Dogface 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 12
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Ocola Skipper common

Sleepy Orange

Southern Dogface

Cloudless Sulphur

Georgia Satyr

Ceraunus Blue

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Clouded Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Whirlabout

Little Yellow

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem abundant

American Lady

Sachem

Cabbage White

Monarch

Eileen Bennett

Waretown backyard
Ocean County, NJ

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • American Snout 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

American Snout

American Snout

Yvonne Homeyer

Marais Temps Clair Conservation Area
St. Charles County, MO

Ocola Skipper, a rare stray to the St. Louis area.

  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Andrew Block

Edwin B. Forsythe NWR-Brigantine Unit, Oceanville,
Atlantic County, NJ

Seen while driving the dikes birding, not lepping.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch common

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Breezy with overcast skies, some sun on/off. Temp of 73, low humidity. White cabbage butterflies around cert garden #2490 visited.

  • Cabbage White 3

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Sleepy Orange

Pearl Crescent

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Snout

Karen Canon

Albuquerque suburban foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Sunny, around 5:30 pm, high 70’s. Has been very dry with no rain in about a month. Butterflies attracted to winterfat, gomphrenia, and guara plants

  • Western Pygmy-Blue 10

Western Pygmy-Blue

Western Pygmy-Blue

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

Gulf Fritillary was a large male.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near town of Beaver
Beaver County, PA

1:30 to 2:30 p.m., overcast, low 70’s

  • Cabbage White 43
  • Orange Sulphur 2

Ken Wilson

Tijuana River Valley Regional Park
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, low 80s.

  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Marine Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Lorquin's Admiral

Lorquin's Admiral

Ken Wilson

Escondido yard
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, low 80s. Sightings for the past week. Number of daily Monarchs seen in yard has dropped in half since a month ago.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Painted Lady
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Umber Skipper

Cabbage White

Cloudless Sulphur

John & Nancy Crosby & Dan Vickers

Near Intersection of Steelbridge Rd & Cox Rd
McIntosh County, GA

82 degrees midday. Intermiddant sun & clouds. Dan found his ‘lifer’ Georgia Satyr before we arrived but we helped locate one that would sit for a photo!

  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 6

Dion Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

Warm, but overcast, with rain expected.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Gray Hairstreak

Pearl Crescent

Variegated Fritillary caterpillar

Ocola Skipper

Eastern Comma

Yvonne Homeyer

Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary
St. Charles County, MO

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 20
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20
  • Little Yellow 30
  • Dainty Sulphur 15
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Viceroy 15
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 25

Dainty Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Orange Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Annual Bullied by Skippers trip 9:15 a.m.- 4:45 p.m. Weather: 77°-86°, sun all day 85%, winds 9-15 mph. Nectar: liatris, carphephorus, pickerelweed, Spanish needles, sunflowers, lantana. Participants: LCooper, SFarnsworth, JaLampkin, JoLampkin, EPerry, NPrine, RWarner. NEW RECORD FOR FUNEREAL DUSKYWING.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 13
  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 52
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 27
  • Barred Yellow 10
  • Little Yellow 60
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 25
  • White Peacock 30
  • Viceroy 7
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Queen 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 20
  • Dorantes Longtail 6
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 7
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 9
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 32
  • Dotted Skipper 6
  • Meske's Skipper 30
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 15
  • Whirlabout 25
  • Southern Broken-Dash 55
  • Arogos Skipper 21
  • Delaware Skipper 10
  • Palmetto Skipper 15
  • Palatka Skipper 3
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 40
  • Twin-spot Skipper 15
  • Ocola Skipper 25

Palatka Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Meske's Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Arogos Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Little Metalmark

Little Yellow

Giant Swallowtail

Barred Yellow

White M Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Funereal Duskywing

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

Best day since July!
2nd Gulf Fritillary was very small
California Sister was very worn

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • California Sister 1
  • Umber Skipper 2

Ron Smith

Brooker Creek Preserve (Pasturelands)
Pinellas County, FL

(23-129) Lots of Florida Paintbrush and Slender Blazing Star in bloom.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 15
  • Sleepy Orange 13
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • White Peacock 16
  • Queen 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 13
  • Whirlabout 12
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 6
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Clouded Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Delaware Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gray Hairstreak

Southern Skipperling

Sleepy Orange

Whirlabout

Dennis Vollmar

Curry Hammock State Park
Monroe County, FL

Around 3pm (on 10/12)I looked at a small weedy area on the West/North side of the parking lot by the bathrooms. Partially cloudy high 80s. As an aside we also had Bahama Swallow from the hawk watch in the park that day. I stopped by on the 13th but did not relocate the Mimic with about 30 minutes of searching

  • Mimic 1
  • Hammock Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Mimic

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 6
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Scott Anderson

Old Miakka
Sarasota County, FL

1020am-120pm, 81-86 degrees, partly cloudy, light wind

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Palamedes Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Zarucco Duskywing

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

Rain from Sunday evening through Tuesday morning. When the sun finally came out, so did just a few butterflies.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 7

Pearl Crescent

Common Checkered-Skipper

Sachem

Adrianna McLaughlin

Tucker, my front yard
DeKalb County, GA

The Zebra Heliconian was in my front yard at about 11am this morning. It was fly down low to the ground looking for flowers to land on. I’m surprised it was this far north considering they are native to Mexico and South America and some of Florida.

  • Zebra Heliconian 1

Roy Cohutta

Lake Cornelia Limesink, E. Lakeridge Dr.
Dougherty County, GA

Quick stop at a flowering bush.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Roy Cohutta

Lake Cornelia Limesink, E. Lakeridge Dr.
Dougherty County, GA

Another quick stop near Lake Cornelia yielded a Eufala Skipper.

  • Eufala Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 5

Cloudless Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Painted Lady

Beth Polvino

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

Surprisingly good day in the gardens. Sunny with winds about 8 MPH, low 70’s. Started with 5 Monarchs but on last round at 5PM there were 25 Monarchs. Fiery Skippers and Ocola Skippers together almost matched the Sachems in the yard. 6 Ocola skippers in the yard today was a big surprise. 4 Spicebush Swallowtail chrysalises and several Monarch chrysalises still waiting to eclose. Large irruption of Pine Siskins today in the yard plus still have 2 ruby-throated hummingbirds here.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 7
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Monarch 25
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 13
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Brazilian Skipper

Ocola Skipper

American Lady

Black Swallowtail

Gray Hairstreak

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Sachem

Common Checkered-Skipper

Karen Canon

Albuquerque, Los Poblanos
Bernalillo County, NM

Agricultural area. Crops are mainly corn and alfalfa.

  • Orange Sulphur 4

Orange Sulphur

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Clear, sunny, breezy, mid 60s. Beautiful bounce back after several cold, rainy, windy days. More Cloudless Sulphur caterpillars…and probably the latest Spicebush Swallowtail I’ve seen…

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 3

Cloudless Sulphur caterpillar

Sleepy Orange

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Sachem 4
  • Ocola Skipper 2

White M Hairstreak

Cloudless Sulphur

Ocola Skipper

Allen Belden

Powhatan State Park
Powhatan County, VA

Mostly sunny, windy, high in the low 70s. I was mostly in old field habitat.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 18
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 19
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Snout

Sleepy Orange

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Two-day totals; Oct 13, Rogue Valley Trail and Oct 15, Wildcat Canyon. Both days, high 80’s to low 90’s. Spring Azure was the only surprise.

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Mourning Cloak 14
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • California Sister 24
  • Common Ringlet 4

California Tortoiseshell

Beth Polvino

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

Surprised to see the Long-tailed Skipper nectaring on old or dead looking blossoms instead of any of the other nectar in the gardens. 4 Spicebush Swallowtail chrysalises in the yard. Monarch Chrysalises also here.
Eggs laid on cassia by Cloudless Sulphur. Black Swallowtail, caterpillars on host plant. <onarchs continue to migrate through Cape May County and my yard. Monarchs tagged in the yard today by CMBO naturalists.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Monarch 27
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 13
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Long-tailed Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Steve Carbol

Osprey Point Golf Course, Boca Raton
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Julia Heliconian 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • White Peacock 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1

Julia Heliconian

Julia Heliconian

John and Nancy Crosby

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

87 degrees, sunny. We walked along the tidal flats and found the marsh grass blooming as well as goldenrod. Our target was Eastern Pygmy-Blue but the Ox-eye Daisies were bloomed out. We didn’t see Great Southern White but found it’s host plant. Some were taken on the way.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Carolina Satyr 20
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 15
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Gray Hairstreak

Palamedes Swallowtail

Carolina Satyr

Cassius Blue

Cassius Blue

Gulf Fritillary

Little Yellow

Phaon Crescent

Salt Marsh Skipper

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 10
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Tom Palmer

Everglades Headwaters NWR, Frostproof
Polk County, FL

High number of Three-spotted; Only worked part of the property.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 15
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Clouded Skipper

Three-spotted Skipper

Scott Anderson

Manasota Scrub Preserve
Sarasota County, FL

1215pm-130pm, 86-87 degrees, cloudy, calm

  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Scott Anderson

Myakka Islands Point
Sarasota County, FL

10am-1140am, 78-86 degrees, partly cloudy, calm

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Cassius Blue 7
  • Ceraunus Blue 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 168
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 6
  • Fiery Skipper 7

Cassius Blue

Fiery Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Ken Wilson

Mt Laguna & Lake Cuyamaca
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 76 degrees.

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Purplish Copper
  • Acmon Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Juba Skipper
  • Woodland Skipper

Acmon Blue

Juba Skipper

Mormon Metalmark

Orange Sulphur

Purplish Copper

Woodland Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Townsend WMA, South Tract, North West
McIntosh County, GA

82 degrees sunny. Area has had alot of rain so wild flowers are abundant as are butterflies. This is the first location we have seen where Southern Dogface is common. Many of the the butterflies are showing their Fall/Winter colors.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Southern Dogface common
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary Abundant
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Georgia Satyr 6
  • Monarch 25
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • White Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 7
  • Sachem 6
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper common

Cloudless Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Gray Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Little Yellow

Monarch

Monarch

Sleepy Orange

Ocola Skipper

Sachem

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Whirlabout

White Checkered-Skipper

White Checkered-Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Ceraunus Blue

Michael Diederich

Merestead Park, Mt. Kisco
Westchester County, NY

  • Orange Sulphur 2

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

9:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Weather: 74°-86°; winds 9-15 with gusts to 20 mph; sun all day 70%. Nectar: liatris, carphephorus, balduina, pickerelweed, Spanish needles, rayless sunflower, primrose willow. DBollmar, LCooper, SFarnsworth, SMcLeod, EPerry, NPrine, WWallenstein, RWarner. Same area covered as earlier in the week and skipper numbers definitely dropping off despite abundant nectar.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 15
  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 21
  • Cloudless Sulphur 16
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 98
  • Gray Hairstreak 15
  • Ceraunus Blue 14
  • Little Metalmark 14
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • White Peacock 25
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Georgia Satyr 23
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 40
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 6
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 24
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Meske's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 14
  • Whirlabout 19
  • Southern Broken-Dash 30
  • Sachem 1
  • Arogos Skipper 11
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Palmetto Skipper 18
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 3
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 18
  • Eufala Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 17
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 41

Palatka Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

White Peacock

Zarucco Duskywing

Whirlabout

Eufala Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Whirlabout

Fiery Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Little Yellow

Arogos Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Ocola Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Little Metalmark

Brazilian Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Dusted Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

Sunny & calm, but high temp was only 60.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Sachem common

Common Checkered-Skipper

Sachem

Orange Sulphur

Red-banded Hairstreak

Roy Cohutta

Pirate's Cove Nature Park
Lee County, GA

12:00-13:30
Weather was pleasant in the 70s. Wind 5-10 MPH.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 10
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 10
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Barbara Peck

Anderson River Park
Shasta County, CA

Flying downstream along the Sacramento River. This is the only migrating monarch I have seen locally this year. Also saw a sulphuric and grass skipper but neither ID’d to species.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(29-335) Sunny skies.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Statira Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 16
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 19
  • Ceraunus Blue 14
  • Gulf Fritillary 21
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 18
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 30
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 45
  • Dorantes Longtail 33
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Three-spotted Skipper 6
  • Southern Skipperling 7
  • Fiery Skipper 21
  • Monk Skipper 9
  • Obscure Skipper 17
  • Ocola Skipper 36

Gray Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Mangrove Buckeye

Mangrove Skipper

Monarch

Monk Skipper

Obscure Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Painted Lady

Statira Sulphur

Statira Sulphur

Three-spotted Skipper

White Peacock

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Beth Polvino

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

Great day again in the garden for mid Oct. Temp’s high 60’s & sunny. An influx of Common Buckeyes, Painted and American Ladies noted. Some really runty Common Buckeye and American Ladies noted. There are new eggs on the cassia that look like 2 different types - one round egg and one oval egg. Oval egg looks like the Cloudless Sulphur eggs. Caterpillars on rue and parsley, cannas and spicebush. Mint fresh Red Admiral. Midday another Long-tailed Skipper put in a fast appearance while working in the garden without my camera. Not found again.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • Monarch 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 13
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Ocola Skipper

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Common Buckeye

Brazilian Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Yvonne Homeyer

Big Muddy National Wildlife Refuge, Cora Island Unit
St. Charles County, MO

Temperatures rebounded after a cold snap. Unexpected sunshine turned my morning birding into a butterfly trip with 15 species.It started raining later. Our butterfly season is almost over in the St. Louis area.

  • Checkered White 5
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6

Eastern Comma

Checkered White

Orange Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Buckeye

Eastern Comma

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 4

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Scott Anderson

Private Residence
Sarasota County, FL

Surveyed a yard and cow pasture at a private residence in Sarasota with John and Jane Lampkin, and Karen Rosenbeck. 10am-1130am, 80 degrees, sunny, light wind

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 17
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 200
  • Dorantes Longtail 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Alan R Mennig

White Horse Village Retirement Community, Newtown Square
Delaware County, PA

  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Barbour Landing Boat Ramp Landing at Harris Neck NWR
McIntosh County, GA

80 degrees, intermiddent clouds & sun. The shots on yellow composites were at Harris Neck NWR, the others were taken on Old Shellman Road w/i two miles of Barbour Landing at Harris Neck. Roadsides had abundent elephant’s foot in full bloom.

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Barred Yellow common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 15
  • Whirlabout 10
  • Salt Marsh Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Red-banded Hairstreak

Little Yellow

Cloudless Sulphur

Ceraunus Blue

Zebra Heliconian

Gulf Fritillary

Carolina Satyr

Barred Yellow

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Whirlabout

Swarthy Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Sachem 5

Orange Sulphur

Sachem

Pearl Crescent

Roy Cohutta

Calhoun County
Calhoun County, GA

11:00-1400. High 70s, sunny, pleasant.

Located ‘Seminole’ Texan Crescent males on their small territories. They perched in specific areas and patrolled in the immediate vicinity(s). Observed one or two apparent females who appeared unimpressed (8 photos).

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Zebra Heliconian 20
  • Texan Crescent 8
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Queen 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper common

Texan Crescent

Texan Crescent

Texan Crescent

Texan Crescent

Texan Crescent

Texan Crescent

Texan Crescent

Texan Crescent

Andrew Block

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

  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract
Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 1

Eastern Comma

Cloudless Sulphur

Variegated Fritillary

Jim Wilkinson

Oxford Square, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Sachem

Vicki DeLoach

J. J. Biello Park, Woodstock
Cherokee County, GA

We were surprised to see a Zebra Heliconian flying near Little River, landing only on purple verbena. I saw one in this same wild area 5 years ago in August, heading the same direction.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Zebra Heliconian

Zebra Heliconian

Zebra Heliconian

JoAnna N Clayton

Ft. DeSoto Park
Pinellas County, FL

Very windy today. Pleased with the butterflies seen. Joined by Donald Fraser. Gorgeous Gray Hairstreak just posed for us today.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Statira Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 20+
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue 10+
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 14
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • White Peacock 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 20+
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Obscure Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 11

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Little Yellow

Common Buckeye

John J. Collins

Duke Farms
Somerset County, NJ

Glorious afternoon. Sunshine and 71 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Monarch 1

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 12

Common Checkered-Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Red Admiral

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

John Lampkin

Cockroach Bay Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin. One mile loop. Overcast, temps in the 80’s.
THe Salt Marsh Skipper is seldom seen here in spite of abundant larval hosts.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 21
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 9
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 11
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 95
  • Queen 26
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 6
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Obscure Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Salt Marsh Skipper

Beth Polvino

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

Today, was a good Monarch day with 20 Monarch tagged by RH & KH. Then, by 3:30 PM these tagged Monarchs, excepting 1-2 of them, were on their way with a new crop of about 15 Monarchs stopping by for the night. It was exciting to have 7 mint fresh Cloudless Sulphurs today within the same field of vision in the back yard. Of note, there were 8 male Fiery Skippers and 1 female Fiery Skipper in the yard. 2 Long-tailed Skippers continue though one is really a rag now. Have 3 species of caterpillar in the yard that are continuing.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 35
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem 17
  • Brazilian Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Monarch

Brazilian Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Long-tailed Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Red Admiral

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Anthony Hewetson

Lubbock
Lubbock County, TX

I have lived in Lubbock, Texas, since 1998 and have been chasing butterflies or luring them to my yard since my arrival. The photograph is of the first Tailed Orange I have ever seen in the county,tending a sunflower in my Lubbock backyard.

  • Tailed Orange 1

Tailed Orange

Jim Wilkinson

Troy Park, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

Pipevine Swallowtail was the latest record for me (one prior October record)

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

John Lampkin

Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

9-12 Pleasant 80’s.
Eufala is uncommon for the site.
All 19 Monks were on one patch of Littlebell Morning Glory.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 15
  • Gulf Fritillary 20
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 15
  • Queen 16
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Monk Skipper 19
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Eufala Skipper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Sachem

Randy Harrod

Home garden
Davidson County, TN

Seems late for Long-tailed Skipper

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem abundant

Long-tailed Skipper

Beth Polvino

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

Temp 76, little wind and sunny all day. Another good day with migrating Monarchs. Started the day with over 2 dozen Monarch’s in the yard. This afternoon KH & RH tagged 30 Monarchs before running out of tags, warmth and sunlight. Mid- afternoon had a Monarch eclose. Hard to estimate the numbers of Monarchs that came and went throughout the day. Increase of American Ladies today. The ratty Long-tailed Skipper from yesterday continues but another very fresh Long-tailed Skipper here today. Stood waiting for 2 Brazilian Skippers to mate for about 20 minutes and while the darker skipper would fly around, landing near the the lighter one, no mating ever took place while I was watching. 1/2 hr later the lighter BS was still in the same exact spot on the leaf. Black Swallowtail caterpillars, Brazilian Skippers caterpillars, American Lady Caterpillars all continue along with Spicebush Swallowtail and Brazilian Skipper chrysalises also present in the yard.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • American Lady 18
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Monarch 45
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem 18
  • Brazilian Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Brazilian Skipper caterpillar

Brazilian Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Intermiddent rain and sun. Temperature 78 degrees.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 12

Southern Pearly-eye

Roy Cohutta

River Creek WMA
Thomas County, GA

Time: 10:30 - noon.
Weather: Temps in the 80s, humid. Rained a little.
Habitat: Coastal plain, sandy soils, mostly pine forest with low understory, palmettos, grasses, sedges, fall wildflowers, etc.
I saw a few Grass Skippers, but could not get on them.
Also saw many moths in the grasses.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6

Common Buckeye

Paul Teter

The Veranda Medical Practice
Dougherty County, GA

Juniper Hairstreak outside expected range, feeding on Goldenrod. Not near any stands of red cedar.

  • Juniper Hairstreak 1

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Andrew Block

corner of Central Park Ave. & Mile Square Rd., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Monarch 1

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Monarch 1

Glenn Koppel

Blue Knob State Park
Bedford County, PA

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1

American Copper

American Copper

Curtis A. Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Sachem

Laurel Rhodes

The Nature Conservancy Love Creek Preserve in Medina TX
Bandera County, TX

With Rebecca Neill, Dusty Rhodes. Surveyed parts of Elam Creek Rd. and Clark Creek Rd. Sunny, mid 80’s. Observed about 2.5 hrs. Only species were documented. Nectar: Boneset, Cowpen Daisy, Frogfruit, Maximillion Sunflower, Thistle, Gregg’s Mistflower

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • False Duskywing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Large Orange Sulphur

False Duskywing

Ocola Skipper

Lyside Sulphur

Reakirt's Blue

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Scott Anderson

Sleeping Turtles Preserve North
Sarasota County, FL

1025am-1pm, 78-86 degrees, sunny, light wind

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 67
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 47
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 19
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 7
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 38
  • Whirlabout 13
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6

Andrew Block

Silver Sands S.P., Milford,
Fairfield County, CT

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 1

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

Butterflies were counted during the fall wildflower walks. 9:30-11.30 a.m.; 1:30- 3:30 p.m. Weather: 81°-85°, winds: 8 -11 mph, sun a.m. - 50%; p.m. - 70%. L.Cooper, CHuegel & participants.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 25
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • White Peacock 8
  • Georgia Satyr 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 4
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 20

Ocola Skipper

Little Metalmark

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Whirlabout

Mark and Holly Salvato

Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area
Osceola County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 17
  • Cloudless Sulphur 16
  • Little Yellow superabundant
  • Ceraunus Blue 9
  • Little Metalmark 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • White Peacock 21
  • Viceroy 3
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 18
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Meske's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 12
  • Southern Broken-Dash 14
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 7
  • Palatka Skipper 4
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 8
  • Twin-spot Skipper 15
  • Ocola Skipper 16

Berry's Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Kathy Beza Richardson

Hanover Vegetable Farm
Hanover County, VA

Sunny, warm (low 80s), light breeze, all observed in or near the pumpkin patch

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Checkered-Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Orange Sulphur

John and Nancy Crosby

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

83 degrees, sunny, light breeze.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Little Yellow common
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Salt Marsh Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 10

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Barred Yellow

Ceraunus Blue

Little Metalmark

Painted Lady

Common Buckeye

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Carolina Satyr

Carolina Satyr

Long-tailed Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Whirlabout

Swarthy Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Little Yellow

Steve Carbol

Winding Waters Natural Area, West Palm Beach
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Great Southern White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 12
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 8
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • White Peacock 9
  • Monarch 6
  • Monk Skipper 2

Edward Perry IV

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

Yard butterflies. On and off rain with periods of sun and high humidity. EPerry

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 3

Polydamas Swallowtail

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Monk Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Monk Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

St Simons Island
Glynn County, GA

82 degrees, intermittent rain and sun.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow common
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Salt Marsh Skipper common
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Common Buckeye

White Peacock

Zebra Heliconian

Ceraunus Blue

Fiery Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

Gulf Fritillary

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Weather: 79°-87°, winds 5-9 mph, sun all day 80%. Property much wetter than last week. Nectar: liatris, carphephorus, Rayless sunflower, Honeycombhead. LCooper, DFraser, EPerry, RWarner. First trip since June that no Arogos Skippers seen.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 25
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 18
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 60
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Little Metalmark 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • White Peacock 32
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 35
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 30
  • Dorantes Longtail 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Meske's Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 19
  • Whirlabout 17
  • Southern Broken-Dash 15
  • Sachem 2
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 9
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 4
  • Dusted Skipper 17
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 10
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 45

Palatka Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Palmetto Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Little Metalmark

Delaware Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Little Yellow

Ceraunus Blue

White Peacock

Palamedes Swallowtail

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Dotted Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Long-tailed Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Scott Anderson

South Venice Lemon Bay Preserve
Sarasota County, FL

11am-135pm, 81-86 degrees, partly cloudy, light wind

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 9
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Beth Polvino

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

Today, started cloudy but then the sun and the butterflies came out. There were some cloudy periods, winds 7-10 MPH, temps 70. Mid morning, the Monarch numbers started increasing, continuing to build through the day. One lantana bush had over 2 dozen Monarchs nectaring. Mexican Sage in the back yard had at least 18 Monarchs on it. They were gracefully lifting up in clouds when the wind would pick up a little. A friend stopped by and helped me count Monarchs and we stopped counting at just over 100 of them. Exciting for me also was 4 and probably 5 Long-tailed Skippers in the yard with 3 in the front gardens and 2 in the back gardens. Only 1 had both long tails, others had partial tails but the sides varied and the last had no tails. There were 3 LTS in my field of vision at once in the front yard while 2 other people were visiting. Fiery Skippers were also very present with 7 counted in one small space of 3 ft by 6 ft and a total of 15 for the gardens. Most were male as is usually the case. Missing was Ocola Skipper. Another mint fresh Black Swallowtail was here also. Black Swallowtail , American Lady, Brazilian Skippers caterpillars continue as do several Spicebush Swallowtail chrysalises.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • American Lady 15
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch 100
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 15
  • Sachem 19
  • Brazilian Skipper 2

Monarch, Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Roy Cohutta

Big Ben WMA, Spring Creek Unit
Taylor County, FL

70s, breezy, partly cloudy.
09:30 AM - 16:00 PM
Drove and walked over 18 miles.
Mainly taking photos of butterflies;
An actual survey would have yielded a much higher count.
Habitats: Swamp, Wet flatland forest, Dry Sand Hills, Salt Marsh

The single male Southern Dogface appeared to be patrolling a very large area. I chased him for about an hour. Many times I lost him for several minutes in the thick underbrush, but thankfully he came back around.

A male Ceraunus Blue looked fairly fresh and was photographed in flight.

The single Palamedes I saw/photographed looked beat up. It was nectaring on the only blooming/fresh Horrid Thistle (Cirsium horridulum) I saw all day. The rest were bloomed out.

While on the topic of Swallowtails, the lone Zebra Swallowtail looked in good shape, but I did not chase it or get a photo.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye common
  • White Peacock 10
  • Viceroy 5
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper abundant
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Ceraunus Blue

Southern Dogface

White Peacock

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

White Peacock

Southern Dogface

Ceraunus Blue

Ceraunus Blue

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

There are still loads of nectar sources here, but a recent, very light frost seems to have ended most butterfly sightings. There are 18 Lithonia, 15 Large Lantanas, and hundreds of feet of Cannas all in high bloom along with many other blooming plants, however, Butterfly bush essentially finished for the season.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Red Admiral

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

Sunny & 65 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

Sachem

Common Checkered-Skipper

Emily Allred

Toco Hills neighborhood
DeKalb County, GA

One of the last of dozens spotted on the same passiflora this season.

  • Zebra Heliconian 1

Zebra Heliconian

Beth Polvino

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

Another cloudy, overcast day, mid 60’s, 10-12MPH winds. Most butterfly species still here though I wonder how many butterflies will be here after the next few days of bad weather and high winds. Images of the Long-tailed Skipper and mint fresh Cloudless Sulphur taken. All Monarchs seen over the past week have been in mint condition and looked ready for migration.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 11
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 14
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem 13
  • Brazilian Skipper 2

Scott Anderson

Scherer Thaxton
Sarasota County, FL

1015am-115pm, 81-86 degrees, partly cloudy, light wind to windy

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 12
  • Little Yellow 9
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Little Metalmark 12
  • Gulf Fritillary 13
  • Phaon Crescent 62
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 49
  • Viceroy 6
  • Dorantes Longtail 4
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 10
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Little Metalmark

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Mostly sunny from 9:45 to 4:45 with a two-hour leisurely drive around the loop mixed-in the day. Most spots with fall flowers are fading fast but there are some active spots at the very south bend in the loop, however the Liatris is mixed with very tall grass in most of those spots. A few patches are open. One Meske’s female today was very dark brown, an unusual color for that species. A good time was had by all.
EPerry & RWarner

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 28
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 39
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 192
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Little Metalmark 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 14
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 47
  • White Peacock 53
  • Viceroy 4
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 48
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Meske's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 15
  • Whirlabout 14
  • Southern Broken-Dash 9
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 6
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 10
  • Ocola Skipper 36

Phaon Crescent

Queen

Queen

Gulf Fritillary

Swarthy Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Meske's Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Common Buckeye

Meske's Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Whirlabout

Tawny-edged Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Little Yellow

White Peacock

Dorantes Longtail

Bart Jones

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park and Eagle Lake WMA
Shelby County, TN

Old field asters were at peak flowering and there were a surprising number of butterflies still flying.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • American Snout
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Viceroy
  • Goatweed Leafwing
  • Monarch
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Least Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Painted Lady

Phaon Crescent

Sleepy Orange

Red Admiral

Question Mark

Question Mark

Phaon Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Long-tailed Skipper

Little Yellow

Common Checkered-Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Eastern Comma

Cloudless Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Beth Polvino

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

No frost here yet but very cool today compared to past weather. Temp’s 44 & 50 during my rounds, sunny with winds 6 MPH. First round- good number of ladies, Fiery Skippers and Sachems. Next round-the same species plus a mint fresh red admiral and a Common Buckeye. At 3:15 PM, a lone Monarch flew into the front garden for a short visit. Several species of caterpillars and chrysalises continue. Images of all butterflies.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 8
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sachem 9

Fiery Skipper

Red Admiral

Common Buckeye

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Fall bloom is winding down fast and following it is skipper diversity. A “weathery” kind of day with sun shining only about 55 percent of the time and a stationary frontal boundary overhead. EPerry & RWarner from 10 am to 2:45 pm; a good time was had by all!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 12
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 19
  • Barred Yellow 8
  • Little Yellow 225
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 12
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 19
  • White Peacock 53
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 5
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 12

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Monk Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Palmetto Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Berry's Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Twin-spot Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Queen

Monarch

Steve Carbol

Frenchman's Forest Natural Area, Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Statira Sulphur 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 1