May 2020 Sightings

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 4
  • Mustard White 6
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sara Orangetip 12
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 10
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 13
  • Variable Checkerspot 125
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Lorquin's Admiral 12
  • California Sister 6
  • Common Ringlet 38
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Umber Skipper 7

Northern Checkerspot

Mustard White

Brown Elfin

Northern Checkerspot

Walter Wallenstein

Dania
Broward County, FL

  • Great Southern White 3
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Statira Sulphur 16
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Amethyst Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 6
  • Cassius Blue 7
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Monk Skipper 5

Statira Sulphur

Cassius Blue

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Amethyst Hairstreak

Scott Anderson

Curry Creek Preserve
Sarasota County, FL

3pm-515pm, 79 degrees, sunny, windy

  • Zebra Swallowtail 11
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Fiery Skipper 5

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Gina Thomas

mango tree in my backyard
Hillsborough County, FL

mild, breezy and dry. This Zebra Heliconian came by hours earlier than I usually see them. Most of the time one or two will come about noon, when there is more shade in the back.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Monarch 1

Zebra Heliconian

Gulf Fritillary caterpillar

Gulf Fritillary

Monarch

Ron Smith

Weedon Island Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(15-58)

  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 3
  • Statira Sulphur 6
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 10
  • Monarch 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 17

Horace's Duskywing

Checkered White

Mangrove Buckeye

Statira Sulphur

Statira Sulphur

Little Yellow

Barred Yellow

Dennis Holmes

17 miles N of Redding along Skyline Dr.
Shasta County, CA

This N. Checkerspot shown had an unusual solidly orange color. Usually there’s a lighter band in the dorsal HW.

  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Common Ringlet 7

Common Ringlet

Northern Checkerspot

Victor Morales-rios

Leslie Park Golf Course
Washtenaw County, MI

  • Monarch 1

Bart Jones

Meeman-Shelby Forest Count Circle
Shelby County, TN

Results of NABA count.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 76
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 26
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 19
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 6
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Question Mark 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 10
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 35
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 7

swallowtail puddle party

Jeffrey Glassberg

Mountainside Park
Morris County, NJ

1-2 pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Falcate Orangetip

Amelia Grimm

Yard on Big Pine Key
Monroe County, FL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 30
  • Hammock Skipper 1
  • Florida Duskywing 50+

Denis C. Quinn

Nottingham County Park, Nottingham, PA 19362
Chester County, PA

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7

Scott Anderson

Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park
Sarasota County, FL

2pm-445pm, 82-84 degrees, sunny, calm

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 9
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 8

Red-banded Hairstreak

Viceroy

Viceroy

Steve Collins

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

80F, sunny. With the boys. Wetlands fairly dry, and streams dry. ~12pm-5pm

  • Zebra Swallowtail 25
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Queen 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 20
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 25

Suzanne Trice

Outside our back door, on barely emerging common milkweed
Dorchester County, MD

Today, on first warm afternoon with no sign of recent rain and winds, I saw my earliest ever sighting of a Monarch. She was full of energy and didn’t pause long on milkweed, or on money plant blooms. Photo not good enough for submission, but at least date stamped for records.

  • Monarch 1

Mark Adams

Clark Rd & Jones Mill Rd
Albemarle County, VA

13:55-16:30 EDT. Mostly sunny (20% cloud), 68-73 deg F, wind 0-5 mph.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Dreamy Duskywing 11
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Question Mark

Sachem

Cloudless Sulphur

Zabulon Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Randy Harrod

Bells Bend Park
Davidson County, TN

Upper 50s to low 60s clear and sunny. Observed while birding

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 1

Question Mark

Red-banded Hairstreak

John and Nancy Crosby

Harris Neck NWR, Barbour River Landing Meadow
McIntosh County, GA

85 degrees, sunny with light wind.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Barred Yellow 20
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 4
  • Oak Hairstreak 22
  • White M Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • American Lady 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch 8
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 18
  • Whirlabout 14
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 25

John and Nancy Crosby

Priester Subdivision & Old Shellman Road.
McIntosh County, GA

85 degrees, sunny, light winds.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 3
  • Banded Hairstreak 8
  • Oak Hairstreak 44
  • White M Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 12

Oak Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Renee Davis

Wolf Brook WMA
Sullivan County, NY

First sunny day in what seems forever!

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 9

Barbara DeWitt

Broward County South Circle
Broward County, FL

Spring Count, Most species 46, and individuals 1569 seen on a Broward County NABA Count. A silver lining in the time of coronavirus. Silver-Banded Hairstreak, first time seen on Broward count.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 46
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 34
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 24
  • Checkered White 5
  • Great Southern White 33
  • Cloudless Sulphur 13
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 12
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Pink-spot Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 19
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 379
  • Atala 68
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 11
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 30
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 65
  • Julia Heliconian 25
  • Zebra Heliconian 244
  • Phaon Crescent 26
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 179
  • Viceroy 2
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 44
  • Monarch 76
  • Queen 13
  • Soldier 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 31
  • Horace's Duskywing 15
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 16
  • Three-spotted Skipper 8
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 93
  • Baracoa Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Monk Skipper 9
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 4

Ceraunus Blue

Common Buckeye

Fulvous Hairstreak

Baracoa Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Southern Broken-Dash

Black Swallowtail

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Start weather: Clear, 67°, 10mph wind
End weather: Hazy, 63°, 12mph wind
Start time: 12:30pm
End time: 5:00pm
R. Spink and D. Dunlap
We went to several different locations

  • Mustard White 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Olympia Marble 2
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Brown Elfin

Ken Wilson

Far eastern SD County to include Kitchen Creek Rd.
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, low 80s, windy. Conditions were quite dry. Buckwheat is not in bloom yet.

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Pearly Marble
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur
  • Arrowhead Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Lupine Blue
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Common Buckeye

Arrowhead Blue

Ken Wilson

Escondido yard
San Diego County, CA

Week ending results.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Monarch
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Umber Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Harris Neck NWR
McIntosh County, GA

85 degrees, sunny. Disappointed to find that the fogfruit host plant for Phaon Crescent had been mowed again this year. It grows in the three ft strip along wildlife drive and is where we usually find Phaon Crescents and Little Metalmark. Mowers also got all the helitrope except that at Barbour Landing which is in another report. Sparkleberry was almost all spent so the few species we saw were on pinewoods milkweed. The Oak Hairstreak almost fooled me when I snapped the photo I thought it was a White M Hairstreak.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 21
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3

Oak Hairstreak

John and Nancy Crosby

Harris Neck NWR, Barbour River Landing Meadow
McIntosh County, GA

87 degrees, sunny and breezy.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Barred Yellow 35
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 4
  • Oak Hairstreak 26
  • White M Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Monarch 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 14

Great Purple Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Phaon Crescent

White M Hairstreak

John and Nancy Crosby

Captain's Cove off Priester Rd & on Old Shellman Road 1/4 to 1/2 mile from Intersection.
McIntosh County, GA

85 degrees, sunny with cool breeze. All of the Sparkleberry is spent at Harris Neck NWR but here most is still fresh. Still targeting Striped Hairstreak usually seen by early May.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 3
  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Oak Hairstreak 30
  • White M Hairstreak 3
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2

White M Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Michael Diederich

Edith Macy Girl Scout Center, Old Chappaqua Road, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

From 3:00 - 4:00 PM.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Renee Davis

Albany Pine Barrens
Albany County, NY

I found 5 Frosted Elfin on the blue trail and 3 in the gardens in front of the visitor center. This was a life butterfly for me. I had very good looks even though there were a lot of people on the trail. The butterflies kept flushing but returned to the same area each time.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Frosted Elfin 8

Ron Smith

North Anclote River Park
Pinellas County, FL

(7-25). 8:30-9. My highest-yet total for Salt Marsh in Pinellas.

  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 11

Salt Marsh Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Karen Canon

Foothills area in Albuquerque.
Bernalillo County, NM

Mid morning, sunny, 70’s.

  • Checkered White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 3

Checkered White

Painted Lady

Orange Sulphur

Andy Birkey

Carlos Avery WMA - Sunrise Unit
Chisago County, MN

There have been very few Henry’s Elfin sightings in Minnesota. One on iNaturalist, 5 historical on BAMONA, a handful in the Forest Service assessments. So, it was really amazing to see dozens at two locations in Chisago County. From what I can tell this is the first sighting in Chisago County. Both locations were oak-white pine sand plains.

  • Olympia Marble 1
  • Henry's Elfin 50+
  • Spring Azure 20

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Dennis Holmes

17 miles North of Redding along Lakeview Drive
Shasta County, CA

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 6

Common Buckeye

Northern Checkerspot

Marcus Gray & Family

Home garden in Huguenot.
Orange County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Nancy Barrigar

Little Stony Creek Road in the Cherokee National Forest
Carter County, TN

Seen puddling at a roadside pull-off with several others species of butterflies.

  • Harvester 1

Harvester

Randy Harrod

Ellington Ag Center
Davidson County, TN

warm, 62 at 7 a.m. Still not much flying. Observed while birding

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Clifford Hence

Norwood
Delaware County, PA

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Laura Wright

Trail near Lake O Pines, Ore City
Upshur County, TX

Walked between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. Sunny and about 80 degrees.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 6
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Banded Hairstreak

Karen Canon

Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

On west bank of Rio Grande near Sculpture Park. Sunny, mid 70’s.

  • Checkered White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Viceroy 1

Common Buckeye

Dainty Sulphur

Scott Anderson

Sleeping Turtles Preserve North
Sarasota County, FL

115pm-430pm, 83 degrees, sunny, light wind

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 39
  • Ceraunus Blue 36
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 16
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 1

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Mostly cloudy, windy, 60 degrees. First swallowtails of the year and an American Lady! Apologies for the grainy iPhone image…

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1

American Lady

John J. Collins

Negri-Nepote Grasslands
Somerset County, NJ

Sunny but very windy.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Captains Cove off Priester Rd & near Intersection with Old Shellman Rd, Shellman Bluff
McIntosh County, GA

92 degrees, sunny, breezy. Sparkleberry was the nectar source. Still targeting Striped Hairstreak.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 9
  • Oak Hairstreak 55
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 5

Gray Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Venice Kelly

farrell dr. 2 miles west of pinecliffe 8,200' elevation
Fremont County, CO

another windy day but with sun and 55F. the creek along this trail is now running well and a few flowers are blooming. i was very excited to find the Satyr Comma. they are rare here, but have been sighted on this trail in the past. the spring azure and the Sara Orangetip are the first this season.

  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Hoary Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Green Comma 1
  • Hoary Comma 5
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 6

Spring Azure

Satyr Comma

Painted Lady

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Rd
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny, mid-60s
Walk from gate to trail head.
Started 2pm

  • Mustard White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • Spring Azure 10+
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 3

Ron Smith

Brooker Creek Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(17-88). Nectar sources included thistle, pickerelweed, buttonbush, fleaband, tickseed, blackeyed susan & fewflower milkweed. (FL 103).

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 11
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Little Metalmark 6
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 13
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4

Twin-spot Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Horace's Duskywing

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Did the first part of the survey at Fontenelle Forest today. Not best conditions for butterflying, 60 degrees, wind gust up to 40 mph. partly sunny

  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 19
  • Red Admiral 4

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Pearl Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Mostly sunny, breezy, mid 50s. More new sightings for the year including a fresh Pearl Crescent…

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Pearl Crescent

Mimi Gardenerd

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Broward County, FL

933 am til 1233 pm hiking the natural trails, under tree canopy, with clouds, 88 degrees with a ocean breeze

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Statira Sulphur 22
  • Atala 3
  • Julia Heliconian 12
  • Zebra Heliconian 12
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 12
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 10
  • Monarch 7

White Peacock

Ruddy Daggerwing

Statira Sulphur

Phaon Crescent

Julia Heliconian

Common Buckeye

Zebra Heliconian

John and Nancy Crosby

Harris Neck NWR, Barbour River Landing Meadow
McIntosh County, GA

84 degrees, breezy with full sun.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 34
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 8
  • Oak Hairstreak 38
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 10
  • American Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Monarch 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 10
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Whirlabout 14
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 15
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 45

Giant Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Little Metalmark

Fiery Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Phaon Crescent

American Lady

Southern Broken-Dash

Long-tailed Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Cloudless Sulphur

Ceraunus Blue

Barred Yellow

Great Purple Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Pleasantly warm today, 10:30 - 4:00 pm. Butterflies were too busy to photograph but a few, but there was a nice variety again. California Tortoiseshell was a surprise.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 8
  • Mustard White 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sara Orangetip 9
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 12
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 4
  • Northern Checkerspot 20
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Variable Checkerspot 110
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 15
  • California Sister 2
  • Common Ringlet 28
  • Propertius Duskywing 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Umber Skipper 2

Propertius Duskywing

Lorquin's Admiral

Bramble Hairstreak

Acmon Blue

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 10+
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spring Azure 1

Marilyn Metzger Hessinger

Tohickon Lane trail borders woods of Lake Nockamixon
Bucks County, PA

First of season juvenal Duskywing. Temp 55 and sunny with light winds

  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

John J. Collins

Bashakill State WMA
Sullivan County, NY

Sunny and 60 degrees.

  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Eastern Pine Elfin

Glenn Koppel

Burton Road, Moraine State Park
Butler County, PA

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Red Admiral

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Cabbage White

Karen Canon

Albuquerque NM
Bernalillo County, NM

Sunny, 80’s, near Rio Grande nature center (arroyo behind park, as park is closed.)

  • Checkered White abundant
  • Desert Orangetip 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6

Dainty Sulphur

Common Checkered-Skipper

Debbie Stillman

Lake Hill Dr, Clermont, FL
Lake County, FL

I’ve had Plumbago in my butterfly garden for 5 years but this is the first year I have seen the Cassius Blue. Day before yesterday a male & female were doing what I call the Butterfly mating dance. Then yesterday while working in my garden I saw the female laying her eggs. They usually don’t light long but I really got a good look at her as she was laying each egg. Can’t wait to see the caterpillars and the Chrysalis!

  • Cassius Blue 2

Mimi Gardenerd

Peaceful Ridge Trail
Broward County, FL

On the trail 10:30 am - 1:30 pm 83 degrees with a light breeze

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 4
  • Great Southern White 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 10
  • Atala 2
  • Julia Heliconian 9
  • Zebra Heliconian 12
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • Red Admiral 4
  • White Peacock 12
  • Monarch 12
  • Dorantes Longtail 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Dorantes Longtail

Phaon Crescent

Julia Heliconian

Red Admiral

White Peacock

Zebra Heliconian

Checkered White

Great Southern White

Jeanette Klodzen

Emigration Canyon Ridge Trail
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny, highs in mid 60s.
Walked 2-2.5 miles to an elevation of 6900ft.

  • Anise Swallowtail 6
  • Mustard White 4

Linda Cooper

Three Lakes WMA
Osceola County, FL

Williams Rd Unit 10:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Weather: 74°-85°; 100% sun all day; winds 8-13 mph. Nectar sources: Cirsium nuttallii, C. horridulum, Polygala rugelii, Asclepias tuberosa, Cephalanthus occidentalis, Pluchea spp.
Sherman’s Fox Squirrel on Road 1 at north leg of road.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 10
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 14
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • White Peacock 19
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 11
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Arogos Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 11

Palamedes Swallowtail

Dusted Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Whirlabout, Arogos Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dale Kennedy

Whitehouse Nature Center
Calhoun County, MI

saw in fields; about 40 degrees F and windy (11:30 am -12:15 pm)

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 5

Jay Watson

Neshota County Park
Brown County, WI

Mostly sunny, windy and 50F

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

American Lady

Red Admiral

American Lady

Scott Anderson

Walton Ranch Preserve
Sarasota County, FL

12noon-230pm, 82-85 degrees, sunny, light wind

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 9
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 32
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Whirlabout

Zebra Swallowtail

Whirlabout

Twin-spot Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Seth Ausubel

Tubac
Santa Cruz County, AZ

Not completely sure of this ID. Please correct if necessary.

  • Violet-clouded Skipper 1

Violet-clouded Skipper

Violet-clouded Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Cold front with temperatures about 72 degrees, sunny and breezy. I saw the ‘Holly Azure’ on the wet soil below my bird bath which only gets filtered sun. No photos as we were gardening.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Whirlabout 1

Herb Templeton

Chesapeake apts., clearwater
Pinellas County, FL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Cold front with temperature about 70, sunny and breezy.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

John and Nancy Crosby

Near Intersection of Shellman Bluff Road & Pine Harbor Road just off Hwy 17 N of Eulonia.
McIntosh County, GA

This is our best skipper spot a little later in May. The county mowed all the pickerel lily in the sun so we were searching where 99% was the shade and only saw 1 butterfly. Last year we photographed 40 species of butterflies on the pickerel lily in the sun before they mowed. This year was a little cooler and the mowing was earlier.

  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Twin-spot Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Captains Cove off Priester Rd & Old Shellman Road just North of Intersection with Priester Road
McIntosh County, GA

We finally found our targeted Striped Hairstreak! All 4 were on the Sparkleberry on Old Shellman Road just North of the Intersection with Priester Road near Shellman Bluff, GA. Other Hairstreaks were pretty evenly distributed. We like the Captain’s Cove location as you can drive all the way to the cul de sac & park where the Clusters of Sparkleberry Bushes are so quick checks are easier. But all the hairstreaks on Old Shellman Bluff Road were within 1/4 mile from the Intersection of Priester Road.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 11
  • Banded Hairstreak 13
  • Striped Hairstreak 4
  • Oak Hairstreak 60
  • White M Hairstreak 10
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 18
  • Horace's Duskywing 10
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5

Striped Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

John and Nancy Crosby

Harris Neck NWR, Barbour River Landing Meadow
McIntosh County, GA

74 degrees, breezy, sunny.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Barred Yellow 10
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 8
  • Oak Hairstreak 65
  • White M Hairstreak 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 25
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 20
  • Whirlabout 22
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 4
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 14

Ceraunus Blue

Ceraunus Blue

Eufala Skipper

American Lady

Great Purple Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Monarch

Phaon Crescent

Sachem

Southern Broken-Dash

Southern Skipperling

White M Hairstreak

Whirlabout

Twin-spot Skipper

Sachem

Karen Canon

Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

Suburban foothills, midday with highs in 80’s and sunny

  • Checkered White 4
  • Olympia Marble 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1

Harry Zirlin

Jackson, MM 9 on 72, Warren Grove WMA
Ocean County, NJ

Very cold the night before, sunny but windy during time in field. “Spring Azures” were Atlantic Holly “form.”

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Brown Elfin 7
  • Hoary Elfin 6
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 7
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Spring Azure 9
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 13
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Sleepy Duskywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4

Falcate Orangetip

Melissa Peterson

Hazel Dell Township
Pottawattamie County, IA

  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkridge, MD
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Question Mark 1

Question Mark

Cabbage White

Denis C. Quinn

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

Late afternoon walk in my woods yielded these results. In sunny, windless locations I ran across these butterflies to my delight. Cabbage Whites were in the field just outside the woods. This was 5 PM

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jeff Gesell

Lower Nazareth Township
Northampton County, PA

First Monarch of the year…and probably one of the earliest I’ve ever seen. Surprising since there were snow flurries less than 24 hours ago! Spotted in my backyard while grilling…flew around for 2-3 minutes.

  • Monarch 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Rd
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny, near 60 degrees
Just walked to trail head

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Spring Azure 5+
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady
  • Juba Skipper 1

Scott Anderson

Walton Ranch Preserve
Sarasota County, FL

1030am-2pm, 75-82 degrees, sunny, light wind, with Veronica Battles and John and Jane Lampkin.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Queen 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 53
  • Fiery Skipper 23
  • Whirlabout 7
  • Sachem 1
  • Monk Skipper 6
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4

Sachem

Gulf Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Whirlabout

Little Metalmark

Black Swallowtail

Twin-spot Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Monk Skipper

Little Metalmark

John and Nancy Crosby

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

75 degrees, Filtered sun from 11-12:30. Fastest finish ever as there were so few butterflies until we reached the end of the penisular and the Sparkleberry.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 40
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 4

John and Nancy Crosby

Captains Cove off Priester Rd & North of Priester Rd on Old Shellman Rd, Shellman Bluff
McIntosh County, GA

78 degrees We did not find Striped Hairstreaks on Old Shellman Rd as we did yesterday when we started about 11 am. Today we were not there until 2 pm.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 8
  • Oak Hairstreak 60
  • White M Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Oak Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

Mimi Gardenerd

Peaceful Ridge Trail
Broward County, FL

10:30 am - 1:30 pm observed and recorded on the trail. The weather conditions were wicked windy, sunny, and 83 degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 20
  • Dainty Sulphur 25
  • Atala 12
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 25
  • Phaon Crescent 25
  • White Peacock 30
  • Viceroy 1
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 5
  • Fiery Skipper 20

Atala

Cassius Blue

Great Southern White

Dorantes Longtail

Phaon Crescent

Zebra Heliconian

White Peacock

Ruddy Daggerwing

Viceroy

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Dorantes Longtail

Karen Canon

Foothills of Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

Midday, Sunny, low 80’s, light breeze. Suburban foothills area. Flowers such as catmint, meadow sage, yarrow, and James penstemon blooming.

  • Checkered White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Painted Lady 3

Karen Canon

Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

Suburban foothills in late morning. Low 80’s; most butterflies attracted to chocolate flowers.

  • Checkered White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2

Variegated Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

West Coast Lady

Dainty Sulphur

Gina Thomas

my back yard butterfly garden, Tampa Heights
Hillsborough County, FL

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Zebra Heliconian

Gulf Fritillary

Great Southern White

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot.
Orange County, NY

  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

John and Nancy Crosby

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

75 degrees, sunny.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Finally at 4 pm the Pickerel Lily was in the sun!

  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Plum Orchard Cemetery Road other sites near Townsend, GA
McIntosh County, GA

From the Eulonia Exit at I-95 we continued on Hwy 57 W & turned South in Townsend on Steelbridge Road. We turned left and went East on Cox Rd. Immediately past Townsend WMA sign we checked the huge powerline cut but found no species where we usually get Georgia Satyr. We went Cox Rd back just past the intersection of Steelbridge Rd & turned on a dirt road to Plum Orchard Cemetery. In the roadside wetlands immediately after we turned we found 3 Georgia Satyr. Then we passed the cemetery & followed Wesley Rd where we found huge stands of Sparkleberry. There were only a few bushes full of fresh blooms, others were spent. We found only Oak Hairstreak, Horace’s Duskywing and Cloudles Sulphur. We checked Daws Road as the Palmetto blooms are beginning to open but we found only 1 Oak Hairstreak and no Palmetto Skippers. Back on Steelbridge Road where the woods and ditches were flooded from the Altamaha River a few weeks ago we found fresh thistle with a few skippers. We also checked the Chinquapin, Castanea pumila, a smaller relative of the American chestnut and found skippers.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Oak Hairstreak 10
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 12
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Whirlabout

Twin-spot Skipper

Oak Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Georgia Satyr

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Sunny, breezy, 60 degrees

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red Admiral 2

Red Admiral

Mourning Cloak

Andrew Block

Lake Henry, Halifax Rd., Mahwah Twp.,
Bergen County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Laura Wright

Cooper Lake State Park, South Sulphur Unit
Delta County, TX

Walked around from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Temperature was between 73 and 79 degrees and cloudy for the first two hours. Trail was very muddy from rain the night before.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 15
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1

American Lady

Barbara DeWitt, M Strumski

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Ft Lauderdale
Broward County, FL

Recon for May 16 north circle spring count

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Statira Sulphur 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Atala 15
  • Amethyst Hairstreak 1
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 13
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Mangrove Buckeye

Fulvous Hairstreak

Amethyst Hairstreak

Bo Zaremba

Albany Pine Bush
Albany County, NY

With Nan Wilson & Renee Davis.

  • Frosted Elfin 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Mottled Duskywing 2

Mottled Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Frosted Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jeff Gesell

D&L Canal Towpath
Bucks County, PA

Outskirts of Riegelsville, near the Bucks/Northampton county borders. Sunny, breezy, 70 degrees. First Spicebush Swallowtail and Orange Sulphur (of what will be many) of the year…

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1

John and Nancy Crosby

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

The Orange Trail has just been widened & most of the trailside Sparkleberry and Common Sweet Leaf destroyed. We finally found 3 small Sparkleberry with fresh blooms in a group and saw 3 King’s and 2 Oak Hairstreaks on the Blue Trail along the river. Last year we had to look in the host plant, sweet bush to find 1 as with global warming they eclose later than the Sparkleberry blooms remain fresh.

  • King's Hairstreak 3
  • Oak Hairstreak 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 4

King's Hairstreak

Andrew Block

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Scott Anderson

Sleeping Turtles Preserve North
Sarasota County, FL

11am-230pm, 78-87 degrees, sunny, windy

  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 112
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 44
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 4
  • Queen 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 11
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 14
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Fulvous Hairstreak

Sachem

Fulvous Hairstreak

Queen

Ron Smith

Brooker Creek Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(18-85) Sunny skies with low humidity. Few skippers flying. Nectar sources: thistle, fogfruit, Nash’s meadowbeauty & buttonbush.

  • Black Swallowtail 15
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 24
  • Carolina Satyr 16
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem 1

Phaon Crescent

Least Skipper

Common Buckeye

Carolina Satyr

Black Swallowtail

Mark Adams

Shiffletts Mill Rd, Jones Mill Rd, & Jarmans Gap Rd
Albemarle County, VA

Mostly sunny, 79-86 deg F, 0-15 mph wind. Overall: typical number of species, but relatively low numbers for most species. And not one of my better photography days!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 25
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 14
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 17
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 7

Red-spotted Purple

Silvery Checkerspot

Question Mark

Mike Reese

Wazee NABA count circle
Jackson County, WI

This was just my section of the count

  • Olympia Marble 36
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Harvester 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 4
  • Spring Azure 16
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 29
  • Persius Duskywing 8

Olympia Marble

Eastern Pine Elfin

Harvester

Henry's Elfin

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Sunny, breezy and about 85 degrees.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Temp around 60. Lots of Painted Ladies lately

  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 30
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 54
  • Red Admiral 6

Orange Sulphur

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Karen Canon

Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

Suburban area of foothills. Sunny, mid 80’s. Midday.

  • Checkered White abundant
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady common

Marine Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Painted Lady

Steven Rosenthal

East Patchogue, along South Country Road
Suffolk County, NY

sunny, high 60s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Trail
Morgan County, UT

Partly sunny, 60 degrees
Only walked to the first stream crossing (~100-200yd). Wasn’t feeling like a gymnast today so called it. Typical during the Spring runoff. Will get farther next trip.

Saw a Duskywing.

  • Cabbage White
  • Large Marble
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Spring Azure
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Juba Skipper

Steven Rosenthal

Sayville Grasslands, West Sayville
Suffolk County, NY

Sunny low 70s,

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 1

Bill Lupardus

Tahoka Lake Pasture
Lynn County, TX

  • Mexican Yellow
  • Common Buckeye
  • Hackberry Emperor

Common Buckeye

Mexican Yellow

Hackberry Emperor

Common Buckeye

Cindy Shuford

Kickapoo Creek Access, Rock Island Trail
Peoria County, IL

Peoria Academy of Sciences Entomology Group. Eight socially distancing entomologist; started cool and foggy, ended warm and humid.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch 2

Venice Kelly

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

warm breezy day,57F mostly sunny skies. i was out from 1:00pm to 2:30 pm. this is a transect that i walk about once a week for boulder county open space.

  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Hoary Elfin 11
  • Western Pine Elfin 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 1

Western Pine Elfin

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper

John Crosby & Larry Gridley

Plum Orchard Cemetery Road near Intersection of Steelbridge & Cox Rd, Townsend WMA
McIntosh County, GA

70 degrees, sunny about 10 am. Roadside wetland habitat. This individual was somewhat worn but this is a fairly early date.

  • Georgia Satyr 1

Georgia Satyr

John & Nancy Crosby & Larry Gridley

Captains Cove off Priester Rd, Shellman Bluff
McIntosh County, GA

85 degrees, full sun. We social distanced.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 3
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Oak Hairstreak 8
  • White M Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Horace's Duskywing

Great Purple Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Oak Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Banded Hairstreak

John Crosby & Larry Gridley

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

80 degrees, filtered sun Trail with Blue Markers on the last few Sparkleberry and Sweet Leaf (host plant for King’s Hairstreak). King’s was a hard find taking a full two hours of walking. Only 1 and it was found on host plant, Sweet Leaf.

  • King's Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 2

King's Hairstreak

Harry Zirlin, Steve Rosenthal

Jackson, Mile Marker 9 on 72, and Warren Grove WMA
Ocean County, NJ

With Steve Rosenthal. Azures were “Atlantic Holly” thing.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 4
  • American Copper 2
  • Hoary Elfin 5
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 8
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Painted Lady 10
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 7
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Cobweb Skipper 1

Hessel's Hairstreak

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Mostly cloudy with temp around 70 and some humidity.

  • Cabbage White 5

Antonia S Krueger

St Petersburg, FL
Pinellas County, FL

early afternoon yard sighting sunny 90 degrees

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1

Monarch

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near town of Beaver
Beaver County, PA

75 and partly cloudy

This is the first Pipevine I have observed this year despite 3 previous trips to this site. Last year on May 11 I saw 14 here and on this exact date last year I saw 13. Seems clear the cold spring and the all time record low we had about a week ago, in Beaver County, has significantly impacted the butterfly population.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5

Randy Harrod

Bells Bend Park, Nashville
Davidson County, TN

hot, sunny, light breeze.

Little Wood-Satyr is first for me in TN. All seen were fresh

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6

Little Wood-Satyr

Orange Sulphur

Little Wood-Satyr

Renee Davis

Chaumont Barrens Preserve
Jefferson County, NY

  • Hoary Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Columbine Duskywing 2

Spring Azure

Hoary Elfin

John and Nancy Crosby

Steelbridge Road & Cox Road, adjacent to Townsend WMA South Tract Kiosk
McIntosh County, GA

87 Degrees, sunny.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 2
  • Georgia Satyr 7
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 12
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3

Delaware Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Neamathla Skipper

Neamathla Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Pearl Crescent

Georgia Satyr

Delaware Skipper

Confused Cloudywing

Confused Cloudywing

John and Nancy Crosby

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

88 degrees, breezy, sunny, becoming very dry but Helitrope is still fresh. The White M, Gray & abundance of Oak Hairstreaks are no longer flying here.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 4
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 5
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 30
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 10
  • Sachem 4
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Eufala Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Sachem

Oak Hairstreak

Long-tailed Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Barred Yellow

Scott Anderson

Walton Ranch Preserve
Sarasota County, FL

1245pm-4pm, 84-88 degrees, partly cloudy, light wind

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Queen 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 34
  • Fiery Skipper 31
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Black Swallowtail

Little Metalmark

Anthony Hewetson

Clapp Park, Lubbock
Lubbock County, TX

I have been butterflying for twenty years or so and this is the first time I have seen the species in my region. Field guides also suggest that this butterfly is well out of range.

  • Spring Azure 1

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Janette Fedarick-Boivin

Wyckoff
Bergen County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Steve Carbol

Lantana Nature Preserve
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 8
  • Florida White 5
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Statira Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Nickerbean Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Edward Perry IV

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

Yard Butterflies in-between sun and clouds; hot and humid. The Orange-barred Sulphurs were both females laying on Cassia alata and Cassia bicapsularis. EPerry

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Mimi Gardenerd

Markham Park Nature Trail
Broward County, FL

On the nature trail, 10 am - 1 pm, 83 degrees, 50% sunny, 50% pouring rain. Hope you enjoy the butterflies captured through my lens 📷🦋

  • Dainty Sulphur 12
  • Cassius Blue 12
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 25
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Queen 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Cassius Blue

White Peacock

White Peacock

Zebra Heliconian

Queen

Queen

Phaon Crescent

Phaon Crescent

Monarch

Gulf Fritillary

Ocola Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Dainty Sulphur

John J. Collins

Doodletown Road, Bear Mountain State Park
Rockland County, NY

Sunny in the 60’s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

John and Nancy Crosby

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

80 degrees mostly sunny.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Whirlabout 1

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Start weather: Sunny, 60°, 11mph wind
End weather: Sunny, 70°, 9mph wind
Start time: 10:00am
End time: 5:30pm
We went to several different locations including: 120th Ave. and 51st St., the pipeline on 120 Ave., 48th St., 49th Street, two different locations along 126th Ave. and 36th St.
R. Spink, D. Dunlap, and J. Reinoehl

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Mustard White 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Olympia Marble 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 1
  • Frosted Elfin 9
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 39
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Sleepy Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Silvery Blue

Olympia Marble

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

American Copper

John Heyse

Carquinez Shoreline, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

65F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 4
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Ron Smith

Weedon Island Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(14-50). Low 80s, sunny and plenty to see.

  • Orange-barred Sulphur 9
  • Statira Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 9
  • Monarch 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 11

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Mangrove Buckeye

Statira Sulphur

Statira Sulphur

Karen Canon

Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

Suburban foothills area mostly on chocolate flowers and catmint. Sunny, high 70’s. Mid morning.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Painted Lady common

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

We have been stuck in a very cloudy weather pattern. Today we saw about 20 minutes of sunshine. We have been lucky to see any butterflies, but the Painted Ladies have particularly been cooperative. We also saw the first Monarch of the season.

  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Painted Lady 65
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Monarch 1

Orange Sulphur

Monarch

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Laura Wright

Cossatot River State Park Natural Area
Howard County, AR

Walked 6 miles on the River Corridor Trail and 7 miles on the road back to the car. Observed butterflies from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm. Sunny around 81 degrees. Out of the 16 Pearly Eyes seen, only able to confirm one as a Creole and 2 as Northern, the other 13 are unknown.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 11
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Silvery Checkerspot 9
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 6
  • American Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 23
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Goatweed Leafwing 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye
  • Creole Pearly-eye
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Hoary Edge 13
  • Northern Cloudywing 7
  • Clouded Skipper 3

Steve Carbol

Manheim Palm Beach, 600 Sansbury Way, West Palm Beach
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Barred Yellow 12
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 4

Steve Carbol

Old Palm Golf Club, Old Palm Drive, Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Very cloudy. Rain is on the way!

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Sachem 1

Sachem

John Heyse

Crockett Hills Park
Contra Costa County, CA

69F

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Boisduval's Blue 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 5
  • Lorquin's Admiral 3
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Umber Skipper 2

Variable Checkerspot

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Rd and Trail
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny, low 60s.
Walked the road (6200ft) to trail and then the trail up to 7950ft. Stopped because of snow field.

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 2

Marilyn Metzger Hessinger

Ballas Park, Bushkill Township
Northampton County, PA

After heavy morning frost, saw first of season Black Swallowtails. Temp 58, 1 pm and partly sunny, light winds.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4

Black Swallowtail

Bart Jones

Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
Haywood County, TN

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 10
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Swarthy Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Least Skipper

Hoary Edge

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Scott Anderson

Lemon Bay Park and Environmental Center
Sarasota County, FL

11am-145pm, 87-90 degrees, sunny, calm

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 16
  • Cloudless Sulphur 31
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • White Peacock 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Horace's Duskywing

Cassius Blue

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Warm day, mid-70’s, lots of checkerspots. Tailed and Gorgon Coppers were first of season.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Pale Swallowtail 19
  • Mustard White 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Tailed Copper 3
  • Gorgon Copper 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 10
  • Acmon Blue 20
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 63
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 438
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 25
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet 52
  • Propertius Duskywing 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Rural Skipper 4
  • Umber Skipper 7

Rural Skipper

Lorquin's Admiral

Gorgon Copper

Tailed Copper

Tailed Copper

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Sunny, light breeze, 70 degrees…first species of “Grass Skipper” of the season!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Zabulon Skipper

Mike Troyan

Edgwood Oak Brush Plains Preserve
Suffolk County, NY

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Pine Elfin

John Crosby

Oxmore Island 1 mile across Sapelo Sound from St. Catherine's Island
McIntosh County, GA

Migrating butterflies flying out over Sapelo Sound were observed this afternoon.

  • Great Southern White 12

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Sunny, 85 degrees this afternoon.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

White Checkered-Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Sachem

Common Buckeye

Twin-spot Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Palamedes Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary

Monarch

Renee Davis

Bashakill WMA
Sullivan County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Lorena Krenitsky

Cave Creek Canyon, Sunny Flat Campground
Cochise County, AZ

Based on a report to the South West Leps listserv, we went to check on a week of previous sightings of a Creamy Stripe-streak, A. jada. My husband Mark and I found two at once, one on the nightshade Solanum elaeagnifolium. After searching for an hour, we ran into Lori and Mark Conrad, the couple who originally posted the find, who showed us a different bush where their individual could be found. I took photos at each sighting, which totaled 5. Checking my photos on the following Saturday, it turned out we found 5 different individuals, based on wing wear and scale loss patterns. Comparing to other photos posted previously to the listserv, there may have been 7 different individual A. jada documented so far at this location as two pictured there have different wear patterns.

  • Creamy Stripe-streak 5

Creamy Stripe-streak

Creamy Stripe-streak

Creamy Stripe-streak

Creamy Stripe-streak

Creamy Stripe-streak

Creamy Stripe-streak

Andrew Block

Albany Pinebush Preserve, Albany,
Albany County, NY

The Tiger Swallowtails didn’t land so didn’t get a great look at them. I believe they were Easterns, but seemed small. .

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Frosted Elfin 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Spring Azure common
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Steve Carbol

Haverhill Park, West Palm Beach
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Barred Yellow superabundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 8
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2

Zebra Heliconian

John and Nancy Crosby

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

88 degrees, full sun, had rain here last night.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 48
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 30
  • Southern Skipperling 7
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Sachem 4
  • Eufala Skipper 5
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 25
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Eufala Skipper

Barred Yellow

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Little Metalmark

Ceraunus Blue

Great Purple Hairstreak

Whirlabout

Southern Skipperling

Southern Cloudywing

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Salt Marsh Skipper

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Horace's Duskywing

Monarch

Monarch

Sachem

Phaon Crescent

Painted Lady

Ocola Skipper

Queen

American Lady

John J. Collins

Negri-Nepote Grasslands
Somerset County, NJ

Sunny. Temps in 60’s.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6

John and Nancy Crosby

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

90 degrees and we’ve gotten 1/2” of rain! Seeing new species now!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Great Southern White

Spicebush Swallowtail

Twin-spot Skipper

Whirlabout

Gulf Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Scott Anderson

Sarasota Garden Club
Sarasota County, FL

930am-11am, 85 degrees, sunny, calm

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 5
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • White Peacock 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Monk Skipper 3

Polydamas Swallowtail

Polydamas Swallowtail

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Michael Drake

Fox Chase Farm, Pine Road
Philadelphia County, PA

70 and variable

Admirals were very fresh - all seen in nettles

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 4

Robert Gilson

McDowell Nature Preserved Praire
Mecklenburg County, NC

McDowell Nature Preserved Praire
I walked a portion of the prairie at McDowell Nature Preserve, southwest Mecklenburg County, from 2:00-3:50 this afternoon under sunny skies with temps ranging from 81-85 F.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Snout 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Old Shellman Road near Intersection of Pine Harbor & Hwy 17 N or Eulonia
McIntosh County, GA

Roadside Wetland. 93 degrees, sunny. Timing is everything! We have checked this site numerous times seeing very little, then today the Dion’s are worn.

  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3

Dion Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Carolina Satyr

John and Nancy Crosby

Harry Driggers Blvd Roadside Wetlands adjacent to major power line cut 1/4 mile W of US Hwy 17 South of Needwood Church.
Glynn County, GA

Historical site for Dukes Skipper.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Sachem 2
  • Dion Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Phaon Crescent

Black Swallowtail

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Twin-spot Skipper

Sachem

John and Nancy Crosby

Roadside wetlands across from Two Way Fish Camp entrance on Hwy 17 Just South of Altamaha WMA
Glynn County, GA

Known spot for Dukes Skipper historically.

  • Southern Skipperling 27

Southern Skipperling

John and Nancy Crosby

Warde Street Near Intersec. Hwy 17 & Torras Causeway
Glynn County, GA

Targeted Eastern Pygmy-Blue on roadside Ox-eye Daisies. 92 degress, sunny.

  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Monarch 1

Ceraunus Blue

Southern Skipperling

Robert Gilson

Latta Nature Preserve
Mecklenburg County, NC

I spent an hour and a half Searching a powerline ROW for butterflies.

11:30-1:05, 73-78 F, COuldy at the start but quickly becoming sunny.

  • Little Yellow 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Scott Anderson

Private Garden, Venice
Sarasota County, FL

11am-12noon, 84 degrees, sunny, calm, with Nancy White and Veronica Battles

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 4
  • Statira Sulphur 5
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Statira Sulphur

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Zebra Heliconian

Statira Sulphur

Zebra Heliconian

Statira Sulphur

Statira Sulphur

Statira Sulphur

Gina Thomas

on lantana in my backyard
Hillsborough County, FL

hot humid day, rained the night before. It was sunny early turning cloudy after 1pm. Horace Duskywing paying a visit.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 1

Horace's Duskywing

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Start weather: Partly cloudy, 82°, 8mph wind
End weather: Sunny, 83°, 3mph wind
Start time: 4:15pm
End time: 6:45pm
We went to two different locations: 49th Street for Frosted Elfins and Olympia Marbles and 48 Street/123rd Street for Olympia Marbles
R. Spink and J. Rutgers

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Olympia Marble 15
  • American Copper 6
  • Frosted Elfin 5
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 11

Frosted Elfin

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Ronda G Spink

Parfet Prairie, Hickory Corners
Kalamazoo County, MI

Start weather: Mostly clear, 75°, 5-10mph wind
End weather: Mostly clear, 79°, 5-13mph wind
Start time: 10:40am
End time: 12:00pm
Ronda Spink

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 37
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • American Lady 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Warren A. Jacobs

Fulmer Rd Spring Mount PA
Montgomery County, PA

  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot.
Orange County, NY

First Grass Skipper of the year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Ken Wilson

Tijuana River Valley Regional Park
San Diego County, CA

Partly sunny, low 70s, breezy at times.

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Marine Blue
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Common Buckeye
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • Monarch

john heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

Sylvan Hairstreak only the second I’ve seen in my yard.
It’s been about 20 years!

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sylvan Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Umber Skipper 1

John Lampkin

Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

With Jane Lampkin, 9:30 - 12:30
80- 87, overcast with rain at 12:45
The northernmost established colony of Julias still thrives. Statiras are difficult to suss out from Cloudless Sulphurs on the wing.
Dainty Sulphur count of 250+ is conservative.
Kudos to Hillsborough County for a well-executed prescribed burn two months ago.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Statira Sulphur
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 250+
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 11
  • Gulf Fritillary 34
  • Julia Heliconian 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 11
  • White Peacock 6
  • Queen 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1

Monk Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair
Essex County, NJ

Cloudy, low 60s. 12:30-1:45.

I have been seeing a very small number of Sachems in the spring in town during the past several years (normally seen commonly only August-October).

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Mara Meisel

Shenandoah, VA
Page County, VA

First Monarch of the year today flitting around my yard ~ interested in common milkweeds that are in bud and a little over a foot tall. Wouldn’t stop for a photo!

  • Monarch 1

Gina Thomas

backyard on corky stem passion vine
Hillsborough County, FL

Hot, humid and cloudy day. Two Gulf Fritillary caterpillars on passion vine amid many plants in butterfly garden. These are two different individuals.

  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1

Gulf Fritillary caterpillar

Gulf Fritillary caterpillar

Dale Kennedy

Whitehouse Nature Center
Calhoun County, MI

seen while birding

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Monarch 1

Ronda G Spink

Flat River State Game Area
Montcalm County, MI

Start weather: Cloudy, 72°, 5mph wind
End weather: Mostly cloudy, 83°, 5mph wind
Start time: 9:45am
End time: 3:40pm
We went to several locations within the SGA
R. Spink and D. Dunlap

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Silvery Blue 36
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 12

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

American Copper

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Nellie Hill Preserve
Dutchess County, NY

12:15 - 2:00 PM. Started off cloudy in low 60s, then clouds broke and warmed up to low 70s. The Giant Swallowtail was completely unexpected. This is our first spring sighting of one in New York State.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5-10
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Hobomok Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Juniper Hairstreak

Jeff Gesell

Salisbury Township
Lehigh County, PA

Leaving work today near the parking lot. First Silver-spotted Skipper of the year (of likely hundreds)…

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Ryan Johnson

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore-- Glen Haven Beach
Leelanau County, MI

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Monarch 2

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Ronda G Spink

Chipman Preserve, Galesburg
Kalamazoo County, MI

Start weather: Clear, 84°, 7mph wind
End weather: Mostly clear, 86°, 5-7mph wind
Start time: 12:00pm
End time: 1:30pm

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 3
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 1

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Morgan Gosnell

Fort Myers
Lee County, FL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch abundant
  • Monk Skipper 2

White Peacock

Gulf Fritillary

Monk Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Harry Zirlin

Albany Pine Bush Preserve. Unit 7
Albany County, NY

Much more Lupine than my last visits in 2012. Clearly a good job clearing areas for Lupine to grow in unshaded areas. There were more Duskywings than I could identify to species so the numbers reflect only those I got a good look at.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 40+
  • Frosted Elfin 20+
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 12+
  • Pearl Crescent 12+
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Dreamy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Mottled Duskywing 1

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Frosted Elfin

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Umber Skipper 2

Jeff Gesell

Ballas Park
Northampton County, PA

Sunny, breezy, mid 80s. Great location…and it should only get better once more wildflowers bloom.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Denis C. Quinn

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

Late afternoon or early evening at six PM in the sunny areas of my wood, in the upper seventies. Fields nearby held only sparse few Cabbage Whites.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 9

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Dale Kennedy

Whitehouse Nature Center
Calhoun County, MI

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 2

John J. Collins

Hyper Humus, Lafayette
Sussex County, NJ

Cloudy early then increasing sunshine and warm.

Photos from Doryce Wheeler

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red Admiral 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Michael Drake

Tacony Creek, Cheltenham
Montgomery County, PA

80 and sunny

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 8

Mike Reese

Mazomanie Oak Barrens SNA
Dane County, WI

Thanks to Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr who alerted me to the Fringed Puccoon. I saw my first of the year Tawny-edged Skipper nectaring on it! I also saw two Monarch eggs.

  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Tawny-edged Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny, humid. Heat index of 101degrees at 1330EST.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 1

Leslie Arnold

fen surrounding Duff Lake, Pine Knob Park
LaGrange County, IN

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 6

Gina Thomas

my back yard butterfly garden, Tampa Heights
Hillsborough County, FL

Hot, humid weather. Finally! tiny Monarch caterpillars on milkweed. Two individuals on same plant, with more to come I hope. Monarch laying more eggs.

  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Harry Zirlin

Ward Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

A very down and late year so far.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 20+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 20+
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 7

Clifford Hence

Dixon preserve
Montgomery County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Comma 1

Diane Rich

Northwestern Park Township/ Holland
Ottawa County, MI

This was the first Giant Swallowtail I’ve seen in my 25 years at this house. It was nectaring on purple lunaria plants.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot.
Orange County, NY

New one for the yard.

  • Common Sootywing 1

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot.
Orange County, NY

First Monarch of the year! Skippers are picking up.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3

Virginia Diaz Sands

275 NW 2nd St.
Miami-Dade County, FL

lots of coontie planted in landscape around county building. . About 20 beautiful Atala. Check it out.

  • Atala 20

Jeanette Klodzen

Little Cottonwood Trail (Little Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

High 80s, sunny. Went around 3:30pm
Walk to the water wheel (2-2.5 miles)

Also saw a Comma/

  • Spring Azure
  • Juba Skipper

Leslie Arnold

entrance to LaGrange County Nature Preserve, Maple Wood Nature Center
LaGrange County, IN

sunny, 3:30 p.m.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

David H. Bartholomew

Pinnacles National Park
San Benito County, CA

Butterflies seen over a three day period, afternoon of May 26 to morning of May 28.
Temperature was over 100 degrees hot.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 17
  • Pale Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sara Orangetip 5
  • Great Copper 62
  • California Hairstreak 1
  • Sylvan Hairstreak 1
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 3
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Square-spotted Blue 68
  • Acmon Blue 25
  • Callippe Fritillary 2
  • Gabb's Checkerspot 5
  • Variable Checkerspot 24
  • California Tortoiseshell 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • California Sister 2
  • Common Ringlet 12
  • Northern White-Skipper 1
  • Rural Skipper 1

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

California Hairstreak

Gabb's Checkerspot

Great Copper

Great Copper

Hedgerow Hairstreak

Hedgerow Hairstreak

Rural Skipper

Square-spotted Blue

American Lady

Acmon Blue

Ken Wilson

Escondido yard
San Diego County, CA

Report of recent sightings.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Marine Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Umber Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

Cloudy with misting throughout most of the day and a few bright spots too. Not even a Cabbage White.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5

Douglas Johnson

Lake Bemidji State Park
Beltrami County, MN

High 60’s, strawberries, blueberries, wood anemones and Canada Violets in flower

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Mustard White 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 12
  • Dreamy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Ronda G Spink

Willard Rose Prairie-Kalamazoo Nature Center-Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo County, MI

Start weather: Mostly cloudy, 86°, 7mph wind
End weather, Mostly cloudy, 87°, 7mph wind
Start time: 2:55pm
End time: 4:10pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Jennifer Cole

In my yard, sun just peeking out after cloudy, rainy day. Nice breeze, temp 77º
Gwinnett County, GA

1st Monarch I’ve seen in 2020 in Georgia! She made a quick appearance and then went on her way.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Ronald Hedden

Pittstown State Forest
Rensselaer County, NY

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Northern Crescent 5
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jeanette Klodzen

Mill D South (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny day, started around 8am 50 degrees (heading into the 90s). Back at car by 10:20

Elevation 7200 - 8400ft

  • Spring Azure
  • Hoary Comma
  • Juba Skipper

Scott Anderson

Scherer Thaxton
Sarasota County, FL

930am-1245pm, 79-87 degrees, sunny, light wind

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 72
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 25
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 5
  • Phaon Crescent 10
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 13
  • Viceroy 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Ceraunus Blue

Pearl Crescent

Little Metalmark

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Brant Reif

Forest Service roads north of Hisega, Black Hills National Forest
Pennington County, SD

Out from 10-12:30. Sunny and in the mid 60s. Also saw two unidentified duskywings.

I’ve only included numbers for those species that were found in small numbers. The Western Pine Elfins were so abundant that I had to tread carefully to avoid stepping on the ones in the wet parts of the trail. They were in the hundreds.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 3
  • Large Marble 1
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Hoary Elfin 6
  • Western Pine Elfin abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Western Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure
  • Silvery Blue 8
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet
  • Common Sootywing 1

Spring Azure

Gray Hairstreak

Silvery Blue

Hoary Elfin

Western Pine Elfin

Common Ringlet

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

The day was perfect for butterflying, 70 degrees, sunny, and wind around 5 mph but after 5 days of cloudy rainy weather there were very few butterflies out. I did see the first Eastern Tailed-Blue and Least Skipper of the season.

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Painted Lady 11
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 11
  • Least Skipper 6

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Painted Lady

Monarch

Red Admiral

Least Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

It took my by surprise to see a Cloudless Sulphur so early in the season. This is the earliest I can remember seeing a Cloudless Sulphur.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Andrew Block

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

  • Black Swallowtail 1

John J. Collins

Raritan Greenway, Raritan/Bridgewater
Somerset County, NJ

Partly cloudy and warm.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Jim Wilkinson

Jessup
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1

Northern Cloudywing

Randy Harrod

Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Davidson County, TN

Sunny, Low 70’s

  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Carolina Satyr

Dun Skipper

Steven Rosenthal, Steve Walter

Albany Pine Bush Preserve, Unit 7; Unit 12, Discovery Center
Albany County, NY

10:30AM- 5pm, most butterflies were from Unit 7; 5 Karner blues and 1 of each swallowtail were from ‘blue’ trail at the Discovery Center, 1 ringlet was from the entrance to Unit 12.

Photos by SW digit by SR

  • Black Swallowtail 6+
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 40+
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Frosted Elfin 12+
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12+
  • Spring Azure 10+
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 30+
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Ringlet 2-3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6+
  • Mottled Duskywing 4-5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Mottled Duskywing

Common Roadside-Skipper

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Westchester County, NY

2:30 - 5:00 PM. Mostly sunny, breezy, and mid-70s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Little Wood-Satyr common
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Long Dash 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 7

Dusted Skipper

Indian Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Mt. Holly Sanctuary
Westchester County, NY

10:30 AM - 12 PM. Mostly sunny, breezy, low 70s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 4
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Little Wood-Satyr abundant
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Long Dash 12
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Little Wood-Satyr

American Copper

Long Dash

Bo Zaremba

Newburyport
Essex County, MA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 37
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Ringlet 50
  • Indian Skipper 13
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 6
  • Long Dash 2

American Copper

Common Ringlet

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Long Dash

Douglas Johnson

Mississippi Headwaters State Forest
Beltrami County, MN

1:30 to 3:15 p.m., temps were about 61 F., still quite dry and humidity very low with near frost this morning and last night, bearberry still not in bloom so elfins in small numbers and late to emerge

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 18
  • Mustard White 2
  • Hoary Elfin 2
  • Henry's Elfin 4
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Western Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 9
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 5

Spring Azure

Western Tailed-Blue

Dreamy Duskywing

Harry Zirlin

Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

First of year Zabulon, Hobomok (images of both attached) and Long Dash.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 12+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 15+
  • Little Wood-Satyr 30+
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Long Dash 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Trail
Morgan County, UT

Sunny, 70s when started around 9am
Walked about 1.5 miles of the trail

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Large Marble
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Relict Fritillary
  • Northern Crescent
  • Field Crescent
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Ringlet
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Juba Skipper

Mark Adams

[Albemarle County] Shiffletts Mill Rd, Clark Rd [Greene County] Simmons Gap Rd
Albemarle County, VA

11:15-16:00 EDT. Sunny to mostly sunny. 75-82 deg F, wind 0-10 mph.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 30
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 15
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 15
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 9
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Dreamy Duskywing 11
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Question Mark

'Summer' Spring Azure

Zabulon Skipper

Cabbage White

Silvery Checkerspot

Dreamy Duskywing

David H. Bartholomew

Pinnacles National Park
San Benito County, CA

Pinnacles Campground, 3:00-4:30 PM. Scoping out a few sites prior to the June 1 count. Temperature a pleasant 83 degrees.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • California Hairstreak 3
  • Gold-hunter's Hairstreak 1
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Dotted Blue 18
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 2
  • Common Ringlet 1

Lorquin's Admiral

California Hairstreak

Gold-hunter's Hairstreak

Hedgerow Hairstreak

Dotted Blue

Pale Swallowtail

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Laura Bianco

Tempe Wick Reserve
Morris County, NJ

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Peck's Skipper

Karen Canon

Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

Early afternoon, suburban foothhills, partly cloudy, mid 80’s.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Marine Blue 3

Linda Cooper

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Weather: 81°-91°, light winds, sun all day.
Nectar: buttonbush, tickseed, Spanish needles, pickerelweed, frogfruit, Nuttall’s thistle, Black-eyed Susan, milkweed. LCooper

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Dainty Sulphur

Great Southern White

White Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Viceroy

Phaon Crescent

Twin-spot Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Whirlabout

Swarthy Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Ronda G Spink

Flat River State Game Area
Montcalm County, MI

Start weather: Sunny, 56°, 5-10mph wind
End weather: Sunny, 65°, 5-10mph wind
Start time: 12:15pm
End time: 4:20pm
We went to several different locations
R. Spink and D. Dunlap

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Silvery Blue 33
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 39
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Silvery Blue egg

Silvery Blue egg

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Mike Troyan

Edgwood Oak Brush Plains Preserve
Suffolk County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 10
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Zabulon Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Mark and Holly Salvato

West Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility Wetlands, Vero Beach
Indian River County, FL

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White
  • Barred Yellow
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Zebra Heliconian
  • White Peacock
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Dainty Sulphur

Ocola Skipper

Viceroy

Ocola Skipper

Marcus Gray & Family

Gray’s Camp in Lee.
Penobscot County, ME

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pink-edged Sulphur 1
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Second location of the afternoon. Partly to mostly cloudy, cooler, windy, upper 60s. First of the Satyrs for the season (Appalachian Brown) and more Grass Skipper species…

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Indian Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Jeff Gesell

Ballas Park
Northampton County, PA

First afternoon location. Partly cloudy, windy, 70 degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Silver-spotted Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Douglas Johnson

Chippewa National Forest, Meadow Lake area
Beltrami County, MN

12;30 to 2:30 p.m.; 74F temps, FOY Hobomok Skipper, crescent and cloudywing.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Mustard White 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Silvery Blue 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Northern Crescent 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Dreamy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Arctic Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 5

Northern Cloudywing

Hobomok Skipper

Harry Zirlin

Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Copper 20+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 12+
  • Little Wood-Satyr 40+
  • Common Ringlet 7
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Indian Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4
  • Hobomok Skipper 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Dusted Skipper

Amelia Grimm

Long Beach Road, Big Pine Key
Monroe County, FL

With Leigh Williams. We noticed Great Southern Whites flying all over Big Pine for the past few days and decided to take a look at the area where we have seen the most in the past. Between US1 and the trail to the beach on Long Beach Road, we saw 100+, very abundant today. We did not walk the trail today.

  • Great Southern White 100+
  • Large Orange Sulphur 6