October 2021 Sightings

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Weather was clear, 75-81°, 6mph winds

R. Spink, P. Dehnke, D. Dunlap

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Purplish Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 89
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 24
  • Least Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Purplish Copper

Clouded Sulphur

Ronda G Spink

Wau Ke Na Preserve-Lakeshore Dr. Fennville
Allegan County, MI

Weather was clear, 70-75°, calm winds

R. Spink, P. Dehnke, D. Dunlap

  • Cabbage White 22
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 19
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3

John and Nancy Crosby

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

85 degrees, sunny. We used binoculars to spot since our time was limited.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Georgia Satyr 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 15
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Meske's Skipper 10
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Arogos Skipper 38
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 6
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 8
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper common

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Beth Polvino

St Peter's Beach Crossover, Cape May Point, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Michael O’Brien shared on Facebook: “Last night’s roosting Monarchs departed across Delaware Bay this morning (Oct. 1, 2021), mainly between ~7:30 and 8:45 am. Forecast NW winds, which would have likely held Monarchs here a little longer, turned out to be light out of the north this morning, a perfect tail wind to help Monarchs across the bay. From a series of one minute counts, I extrapolated that I saw at least 25,000-30,000 Monarchs strike out across Delaware Bay this morning - the largest Monarch migration event I have seen here since 2010,” as shared by Michael O’Brien on Facebook (THANK YOU Michael for putting a number to this amazing Monarch movement). These are my pictures from this amazing sight.

  • Monarch 25,000

Monarch roost

Monarch roost

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Variegated Fritillary

Sachem

Orange Sulphur

Red-spotted Purple

Orange Sulphur

jan schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Partly sunny this morning and 78 degrees. Only had a few butterflies visit then rain started, I didn’t see any others.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Sootywing 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8

Red-spotted Purple

Fiery Skipper

White M Hairstreak

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

12th Annual Death by Skipper event. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Weather: 76°-88°, sunny to partly cloudy, winds 13-16 mph. Nectar: pickerelweed, liatris, carphephorus, Spanish needles, FL Elephants Foot. Participants: LCooper, JCrosby, NCrosby, SFarnsworth, AGrimm, LWilliams.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 12
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 18
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 9
  • Little Metalmark 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 17
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 7
  • Georgia Satyr 30
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 22
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 9
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Swarthy Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 10
  • Southern Broken-Dash 12
  • Sachem 4
  • Delaware Skipper 9
  • Aaron's Skipper 16
  • Palmetto Skipper 9
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 7
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 72

Palamedes Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

Dusted Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Swarthy Skipper, Aaron's Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Karen Canon

Suburban Albuquerque foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Mid afternoon, around 75 F. Sunny, rain earlier in the week.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 10
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Dainty Sulphur

Cabbage White

Clouded Sulphur

Western Pygmy-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Beth Polvino

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

Today was a great day in the yard. The Monarch’s started early AM going setting down for some nectar and continuing on their way. (Est count) There were a lot of eyes looking at for butterflies with 15 visitors during the day. A mint fresh Hayhurst’s Scallopwing which is both the FOY 2021 and my latest record ever for the yard. Also, a very worn Horace’s Duskywing was found, along 3 Long-tailed Skippers; one with no tails, then 1 tail and 2 tails. 2 Sleepy Orange butterflies eclosed. Ocola Skippers are going crazy in the yard. I believe the count is my highest count of Ocola skippers here ever. Sachem count also estimated

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 7
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Monarch 40
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 16
  • Sachem 40
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 22

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 16

Fiery Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Sachem

Red-spotted Purple

Common Checkered-Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Cabbage White

Common Buckeye

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem common

Meadow Fritillary

Sachem

Variegated Fritillary

Red-banded Hairstreak

Question Mark

Gray Hairstreak

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 8
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Painted Lady

Peck's Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Marcus Gray & Family

Home garden in Huguenot
Orange County, NY

This is the last report from the property as we’re moving back to Virginia. It’s been great to watch this garden develop since 2018. Temps are cooling off but still plenty blooming! Butterflies casually observed while packing.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area
Osceola County, FL

6th Annual Bullied by Skippers trip. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., sun all day, winds 4-13 mph. Nectar: liatris, carphephorus, Rayless sunflower, duck potato, morning glory, FL elephants foot. Participants: CBlais, LCooper, JCrosby, NCrosby, ADeWitt, BDeWitt, SFarnsworth, AGrimm, BLloyd, DMcElveen, SMcLeod, EPerry, NPrine, RWarner, LWilliams.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 14
  • Black Swallowtail 11
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 16
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 34
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Little Metalmark 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • White Peacock 8
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Georgia Satyr 14
  • Monarch 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 67
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 12
  • Swarthy Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Dotted Skipper 9
  • Meske's Skipper 25
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 9
  • Whirlabout 12
  • Southern Broken-Dash 8
  • Sachem 3
  • Arogos Skipper 108
  • Delaware Skipper 7
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 18
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 22
  • Eufala Skipper 5
  • Twin-spot Skipper 34
  • Ocola Skipper 50

Delaware Skipper, Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Confused Cloudywing

Meske's Skipper

Dusted Skipper

American Lady

Zebra Swallowtail

Palmetto Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sachem 16

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

American Lady

Sachem

Common Checkered-Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

Sunny, 80 degrees. First Ocola Skipper of the year!

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem common
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Ocola Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

east part of Columbia
Howard County, MD

worn Pipevine Swallowtail

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(23-383) Warm and sunny. Long-tailed Skippers were on the move and mostly nectaring at white crownbeard.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Statira Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 11
  • Cassius Blue 14
  • Ceraunus Blue 15
  • Gulf Fritillary 17
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 44
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 75
  • Mangrove Skipper 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 92
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 35
  • Three-spotted Skipper 7
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem 2
  • Monk Skipper 5
  • Obscure Skipper 17
  • Ocola Skipper 10

Mangrove Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Monk Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Exit 14 West Roadside off I-95
Camden County, GA

85 degrees sunny. This is a swampy area adjacent to a drive to a Gas Station, we hoped for a Byssus and a Dion.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Dion Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 8

Sachem

Dion Skipper

Barred Yellow

Gulf Fritillary

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Whirlabout

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Sunny and 78 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem common
  • Dun Skipper 1

Red-spotted Purple

Red-banded Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Monarch

Dun Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Venice Kelly

Sherwood Transect caribou open space 8300’ elevation
Boulder County, CO

This was a sunny day 58F. I didn’t really expect to see much due to recent freezing temps. Much to my surprise, i found a Marine Blue. It is my first sighting of a Marine Blue. I have never seen one on this transect. They are uncommon to Boulder, CO at lower elevations and as far as I know not previously seen in the mountains. I have a beautiful photo but am unable to attach it due to an upgrade change of some sort that my old computer can’t work with.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Green Comma 1
  • Hoary Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 23
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 8

Long-tailed Skipper

Monarch

Red Admiral

Cloudless Sulphur

jan schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

72 degrees partly cloudy this am then it became mostly sunny and 72 degrees. Not many butterflies at all.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Least Skipper 1

Ron & Lori Smith

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

(31-238) Warm & sunny. We were in the field from 9 to 1. Liatris, rayless sunflower & Florida paintbrush were in bloom and were key nectar sources.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 14
  • Cloudless Sulphur 21
  • Barred Yellow 9
  • Little Yellow 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Viceroy 2
  • Georgia Satyr 9
  • Monarch 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 44
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Meske's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Arogos Skipper 42
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 16

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Little Metalmark

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Overcasy day with temp of 73 on afternoon. One male Monarch was released after being in a cage as chrysalis. There is one remaining pupa

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 10

Black Swallowtail

Viceroy

Red Admiral

Edward Perry IV

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

Atala perched around various spots in my backyard this morning….

  • Atala 3

Atala

Atala

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Partly to mostly sunny 73 to 78 degrees

  • Sachem 1

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Surveyed alone from 9:30 to 4:30. Major fields of nectar are on West Loop near Crossroad and also on the end of Cemetery Road just before the cemetery. I drove the entire loop minus Crossroad; the loop is passable now at Yolk Branch. Many cloudywings/duskywings eluded proper ID and were not included. A good time was had by me! EP

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 19
  • Cloudless Sulphur 45
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 47
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • White Peacock 5
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Georgia Satyr 4
  • Monarch 9
  • Long-tailed Skipper 40
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 8
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Dotted Skipper 8
  • Meske's Skipper 23
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 9
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Arogos Skipper 60
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 18
  • Twin-spot Skipper 10
  • Ocola Skipper 16

Arogos Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Monarch

Meske's Skipper

White Peacock

Meske's Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Barred Yellow

Arogos Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Twin-spot Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Partly to mostly sunny 73 to 78 degrees

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Least Skipper 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Townsend WMA, South Tract via Plum Cemetery Road
McIntosh County, GA

Between intermiddent rain showers we found a few butterflies. Georgia Satyr image was taken in the rain. In addition to adults we saw a dozen or so Common Buckeye caterpillars on False Foxglove.

  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 10
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Ocola Skipper 12

Common Buckeye caterpillar

Whirlabout

Georgia Satyr

Long-tailed Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Cloudless Sulphur

Monarch

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

Chilly, barely into the 60’s. Butterflies were in sheltered areas low down, mostly in the aster patches.

  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Field Crescent 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 14
  • Painted Lady 2
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • California Sister 12
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Woodland Skipper 18
  • Umber Skipper 12

Umber Skipper

Umber Skipper

Field Crescent

Mylitta Crescent

Painted Lady

West Coast Lady

Common Ringlet

Woodland Skipper

Beth Polvino

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

Found my first Hayhurst’s Scallopwing caterpillar on Lamb Quarters today. I have looked many times in the past.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Monarch 15
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Sachem 34
  • Ocola Skipper 8

Hayhurst's Scallopwing caterpillar

Steven Rosenthal

Long Island Sound, about halfway between New London CT and Orient Point NY
Suffolk County, NY

seen from the deck of the Cross-Sound Ferry

  • Monarch 1

Harry Zirlin

Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 6
  • Monarch 1

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Jim Wilkinson

Masonville Cove
Baltimore city, MD

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 20
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Horace's Duskywing

Cabbage White

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

I took some family out for a quick look at the wildflowers and even though cloudy and rain threatening we saw a few butterflies, including three FOS female Meske’s Skippers (been seeing the males for a couple weeks already).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Meske's Skipper 5
  • Arogos Skipper 4
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Beautiful day and 83 degrees!

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 3

Denis C. Quinn

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

Mostly cloudy, slight SW airflow, sprinkles, with a little sun at times and a high of 74

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 11

Fiery Skipper

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Sachem

Monarch

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jeff Gesell

Plainfield and Bushkill Townships
Northampton County, PA

Partly Cloudy, light breeze, mid-70s. Decent late-season numbers. Great day for the Pieridae family, with numerous Cloudless Sulphur and Sleepy Orange caterpillars and adults still observed. Monarchs seem to have mostly migrated out…

  • Cabbage White 13
  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Orange Sulphur 32
  • Cloudless Sulphur 14
  • Sleepy Orange 16
  • American Copper 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Gray Hairstreak

American Copper

Variegated Fritillary

Orange Sulphur

Sleepy Orange

Cloudless Sulphur

Sleepy Orange caterpillar

Cloudless Sulphur caterpillar

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Walter Wallenstein

Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Martin County, FL

Not many butterflies around on this beautiful, overcast day. Lots of nectar sources available, will have to return again soon. With B.DeWitt & K.Spencer

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Delaware Skipper 2

Gray Hairstreak

Southern Skipperling

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Delaware Skipper

Barbara Peck

Home Garden in Anderson, CA
Shasta County, CA

The Eufala is a new butterfly in my garden. These butterflies were present on 10 Oct also. On the 10th, two of us watched the Eufala moving around a bed of zinnias and observed the quiver that happens some of the times right after landing.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Eufala Skipper

West Coast Lady

West Coast Lady

Eufala Skipper

Jean Evoy

Myakka River State Park
Sarasota County, FL

Members of the Sarasota Butterfly Club and Peace River Butterfly Society conducted a butterfly count at the park with assistance from park personnel. Except for Sleepy Orange, all photos are by Mike Weisensee.

  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 18
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 47
  • Little Yellow 27
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 11
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Little Metalmark 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • White Peacock 23
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 15
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 7
  • Delaware Skipper 7
  • Palmetto Skipper 7
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Sleepy Orange

Ocola Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Delaware Skipper

Little Metalmark

Black Swallowtail

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Partly cloudy 78 to 86 degrees

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 8

Pearl Crescent

Fiery Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

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

80 degrees, sunny.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • American Lady 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 15
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Sachem 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 8

Fiery Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary

Little Yellow

Long-tailed Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

Whirlabout

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Cassius Blue

John and Nancy Crosby

Near intersection Priester Rd & Captain's Cove Entrance
McIntosh County, GA

82 degrees sunny.

  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Common Buckeye

Horace's Duskywing

Whirlabout

Ocola Skipper

Little Yellow

Clouded Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Nectar extremely limited so butterflies were concentrated on the few blooms left.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 15
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Sachem 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 10
  • Ocola Skipper 12

Eufala Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Little Metalmark

Little Yellow

Ocola Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Whirlabout

Southern Skipperling

Salt Marsh Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Ceraunus Blue

Barred Yellow

Barred Yellow

Mike Reese

Avoca Unit -LWSR
Iowa County, WI

My first Common Checkered-Skippers since 2012 in Wisconsin, and tied with the most I have ever seen in one day!

  • Clouded Sulphur 25
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Ronda G Spink

Chipman Preserve-Galesburg
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was mostly cloudy, 75°, 8-12mph winds

R. Spink, P. Dehnke

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area
Osceola County, FL

1:15-4:30 p.m. Weather: 85°-82°, winds 4-6 mph, mostly cloudy with intermittent sun & isolated showers. Checked areas on West Loop and Crossroad. Nectar: liatris, carphephorus, Spanish needles, Phoebanthus. LCooper, EPerry

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 12
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 30
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 14
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Dotted Skipper 3
  • Meske's Skipper 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Arogos Skipper 20
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 5
  • Dusted Skipper 18
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Dotted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Southern Broken-Dash

Dusted Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Linda Cooper

Triple N Ranch Wildlife Management Area
Osceola County, FL

8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Weather: 73°-85°, winds 5-7 mph, mostly sunny. Nectar: liatris, carphephorus, Spanish needles, lantana. LCooper, EPerry. Only surveyed Road 6 intersection with Road 7 in area burned last spring, brief stop in waste area near entrance.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 15
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 12
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Meske's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Arogos Skipper 26
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 8
  • Palatka Skipper 2
  • Berry's Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 12
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Dorantes Longtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Dusted Skipper, Arogos Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Barbara Peck

Home in Anderson, CA
Shasta County, CA

The pair of Fiery Skippers in the photos decided to mate on a window of my home. It certainly offered an interesting perspective.
Up till this date I normally had at least 3 Gulf Fritillaries. Today, I found wings of at least one individual, probably captured by a praying mantis.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Townsend WMA
McIntosh County, GA

80 degrees, mostly sunny. Southern Dogface and Common Buckeye were common in areas with small planted pines and lots of wildflowers. Last year during this time period we had more butterflies with lots of swallowtails on the liatris in the powerline cut.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 26
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 10
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Sachem 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 8

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Red-banded Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Swarthy Skipper

Least Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Little Yellow

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Southern Dogface

Lawrence Brown

Mackinac island
Mackinac County, MI

On and off showers

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Sunny 74 to 87 degrees with some wind this morning.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Karen Canon

Albuquerque foothills (Tijeras arroyo)
Bernalillo County, NM

Light wind, 50’s to low 60’s. Chamisa and asters blooming but sunflowers have mostly stopped. Arroyo dry.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Western White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3

Checkered White

Sleepy Orange

Painted Lady

Western White

Dennis Vollmar

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

80-85 degrees mostly sunny. light breeze. 10am - 3pm

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 30+
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20+
  • Little Yellow 30+
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 4
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 60+
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Meske's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 8
  • Arogos Skipper 4
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 6
  • Dusted Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 60+

Gray Hairstreak

Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Palmetto Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Meske's Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

Little Yellow

Twin-spot Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Carolina Satyr

Arogos Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA, East Side
Dougherty County, GA

The highlight of this trip was photographing the Pearly-eye. We have both Southern and Creole here, but they are seldom seen. The thick vegetation makes is difficult to walk around in the swampy areas and there are plenty of Cottonmouths.

This worn Southern had linear eyespot pupils, a curved FW eyespot row, a FW pm line that came to a point and orange antennal clubs.

1100-1600, 75-84F, SE 4-8MPH, Cloud Cover 19-63%, Georgia Coastal Plain, swamps, fields, pines. 31.471208066927904, -84.38440171730676

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow 15
  • Sleepy Orange 20
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Viceroy 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 9
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 30
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Gulf Fritillary

Zebra Heliconian

Zebra Heliconian

Queen

Southern Pearly-eye

Denis C. Quinn

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

Mostly cloudy, high of 68, breezy from ENE

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Fiery Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Rain this morning then cloudy this afternoon 69 to 74 degrees

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Ron & Lori Smith

Crane Point Hammock
Monroe County, FL

(8-29) A few butterflies around the garden and along the trails. Lots of migrating warblers.

  • Florida White 5
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 10
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Hammock Skipper 5

Florida White

Lyside Sulphur

Florida White

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Sunny 59 to 79 degrees. I have an unknown skipper that’s rust in color, then when it’s wings are open (from top view) they are outlined with dark brown or black. Also has the same dark color half-striped in the middle of each one of its wings (top view).

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6

Kathy Beza Richardson

Louisa County Public Schools
Louisa County, VA

walking along the power lines

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Variegated Fritillary

Sachem

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

John and Nancy Crosby

Steelbridge Road and Townsend WMA South Tract
McIntosh County, GA

Mostly Sunny 80-84 degrees 1-5 pm. Discovered a new species of Carphephorus! Also had liatris, summer farewell, golden aster, elephant’s foot, coreoposis and false foxglove among other nectar plants.

  • Southern Dogface 18
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 16
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 13
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 7
  • Sachem 4
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 17

Red-banded Hairstreak

Little Metalmark

Common Buckeye

Georgia Satyr

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Whirlabout

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Ocola Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Southern Dogface

Ceraunus Blue

Karen Canon

Albuquerque, Tingley Ponds
Bernalillo County, NM

Manmade ponds near Rio Grande. Sunny, Temps in 60s to 70s.

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Luciano Guerra

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

An Emerald Aguna I was extremely fortunate to come across in the National Butterfly Center gardens recently. It flew off shortly after I took several shots of it and was never seen again.

  • Emerald Aguna 1

Emerald Aguna

Emerald Aguna

Ron & Lori Smith

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Monroe County, FL

(15-74) Sunny skies and lots to see. The Silver-banded Hairstreak was not very cooperative.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 6
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 30
  • Julia Heliconian 8
  • Mangrove Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 3
  • Hammock Skipper 10
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 4
  • Sachem 1

Hammock Skipper

Hammock Skipper

Great Southern White

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Julia Heliconian

Great Southern White

Brett Badeaux

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA

Still lots of butterflies in portions of San Diego County

  • Checkered White common
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • Purplish Copper 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Leda Ministreak 4
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Dotted Blue
  • Wright's Metalmark 7
  • Mormon Metalmark 5
  • Palmer's Metalmark 3
  • American Snout 15+
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • California Patch 12+
  • Mylitta Crescent abundant
  • Painted Lady common
  • West Coast Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen common
  • Funereal Duskywing common
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Juba Skipper 12
  • California Giant-Skipper common

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Common Buckeye

Sleepy Orange

Steven Glynn and Mike Bearce

Sycamore Canyon area
Santa Cruz County, AZ

The female Soldier was a rare find.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Southern Dogface common
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Boisduval's Yellow 3
  • Mexican Yellow common
  • Tailed Orange abundant
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Mimosa Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 9
  • Leda Ministreak 5
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 7
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Fatal Metalmark 5
  • Arizona Metalmark 25
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Elf 1
  • Tiny Checkerspot 2
  • Elada Crescent 9
  • Texan Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • California Sister 2
  • Empress Leilia common
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 6
  • Dorantes Longtail 7
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 4
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 20
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 15
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Eufala Skipper 15
  • Violet-clouded Skipper 1
  • Arizona Giant-Skipper 1

White-patched Skipper

Little Yellow

Soldier

Elf

Laviana White-Skipper

Arizona Metalmark

Beth Polvino

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

After 5 days of gray cloudy and misty weather it was good to have some sun in the afternoon. About 30 Black Swallowtail caterpillars on rue, Monarch caterpillars on common milkweed, Monarch eggs on tropical milkweed, Question Mark eggs and caterpillars on hackberry. Also, Cloudless Sulphur caterpillar found on the senna along with a sleepy orange chrysalis. Spicebush Swallowtail chrysalis found a few days ago on a pot & given to KT to overwinter along with a Black Swallowtail chrysalis found on the lamb’s quarter that I had cut down. Hayhurst’s Scallopwing caterpillar continues. Low estimate on Sachems.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • American Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 10
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem 50
  • Ocola Skipper 6

Hayhurst's Scallopwing caterpillar

Sleepy Orange

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Rain on 10-13-21 no sign of butterflies. Today some rain and cloudy 69 to 73 degrees

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

First Fiery Skipper of the year.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Variegated Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Monarch

Common Checkered-Skipper

Daniel Jones

Progreso Lakes Yard
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Ornythion Swallowtail 1
  • Florida White 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 20
  • Soldier 15
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Laviana White-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 8
  • Osca Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Purple-washed Skipper 1

Osca Skipper

Florida White

Mimosa Skipper

Purple-washed Skipper

Ornythion Swallowtail

Soldier

Osca Skipper

Jeff Gesell

Plainfield and Bushkill Townships
Northampton County, PA

Partly cloudy, light breeze, low to mid-70s. First day with sun in almost a week! Nectar sources becoming more scarce…

  • Cabbage White 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 18
  • Cloudless Sulphur 11
  • Sleepy Orange 15
  • American Copper 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1

Variegated Fritillary

American Copper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur caterpillar

Sandy-Crystal Vaughn

El Franco Lee Park
Harris County, TX

This park is on the border of Harris County and Brazoria County. Time: 11:10am-1:40pm. Partly cloudy. Temperature 87-92 degrees. A ground trailing vine patch of Hairypod Cowpea was present; magnet for the Long-tailed Skipper. Witnessed a female Long-tailed Skipper ovipositing.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 20
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 12
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Clouded Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Common Buckeye

Long-tailed Skipper

Viceroy

Ocola Skipper

Least Skipper

Walter Wallenstein

Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area
Osceola County, FL

The spectacular liatris bloom is winding down, but still plenty to see! With B.DeWitt, S.Kelly, & M. Heinemen

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 24
  • Cloudless Sulphur 30
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 75
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 7
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Georgia Satyr 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 55
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 12
  • Sachem 1
  • Arogos Skipper 5
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 5
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6

Sachem

Pearl Crescent

Gulf Fritillary

Long-tailed Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Common Buckeye

Georgia Satyr

Palamedes Swallowtail

Little Yellow

Dusted Skipper

Carolina Satyr

Tawny-edged Skipper

White Peacock

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

Warm day, high 70s, plenty of butterflies enjoying the asters at Long Ridge.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 17
  • California Tortoiseshell 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 14
  • Common Ringlet 9
  • Woodland Skipper 24
  • Umber Skipper 7

Common Buckeye

American Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

West Coast Lady

Orange Sulphur

Mylitta Crescent

California Tortoiseshell

California Sister

David & Pat Amadio

Norfolk Botanical Garden
Norfolk city, VA

Obs. made from 11:30 am to 5 pm. Mostly Sunny with a high temp of 81 and light E or ENE winds. Primary nectar sources at this point in the season were Zinnias, Buddleia, various asters including Tatarian & New England. None of the abundant Lantanas were in bloom. An Ocola Skipper was attempting to oviposit on New England Aster.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 22
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 24
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Sachem common
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper common

Viceroy

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Gulf Fritillary

Common Checkered-Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Renee Davis

Orange County Arboretum, Montgomery
Orange County, NY

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 4

Gray Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA, East Side
Dougherty County, GA

Fall flowers still going strong. Field Mustard coming back well, so this is looking good again for the Queen butterflies and any over-wintering Monarchs.

0945-1345, 4 hours, 71-85F, Wind variable 2-4MPH, Cloud Cover 17-27%, Georgia Coastal Plain, Mud Creek-Seven Bridges (gravel) Road through swamps, fields and pines. 31.470410324789466, -84.3844446228316

  • Cloudless Sulphur 30
  • Little Yellow 20
  • Sleepy Orange 25
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 20
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 7
  • Queen 10
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Clouded Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Queen

Queen, Monarch

Variegated Fritillary

Sleepy Orange

Zebra Heliconian

Common/White Checkered-Skipper

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Queen, Monarch

Little Yellow

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Clouded Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Monarch

Beth Polvino

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

Wonderful warm sunny day in the yard with great diversity of butterflies. My FOY Red-spotted Purple seen in the yard which is species 39 for 2021. Still hoping for another species or two to finish out the year. Monarchs came early and flew through all day with about 30 roosting here tonight. I’d estimate >100 Monarchs flew through today and stopped to nectar. Filmed a Monarch caterpillar coming out of it’s egg. So cool to actually watch through the macro lens of my camera. Clouds of skippers with a low estimate count of 175 for sachem skippers.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 9
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 100
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem 175
  • Ocola Skipper 14

Monarch egg

Monarch caterpillar

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Sachem

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Meadow Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract
Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Sleepy Orange

Ocola Skipper

Eastern Comma

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Steven Rosenthal

Jones Beach State Park, Central Mall and Wild Play Area
Nassau County, NY

Summer-like: sunny and mid 70s, lots of goldenrod in bloom.

10 species is pretty good for this time of year in these parts

  • Black Swallowtail 5+
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 60+
  • Sachem 1

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

Wildflower walks for the Friends group. 9:30-11:30 a.m. & 1-3 p.m. Weather: 74°-91°, light winds & sun all day. Main focus was not on butterflies so not many photos. Very limited area covered.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Little Metalmark 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 6
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Georgia Satyr 12
  • Queen 9
  • Long-tailed Skipper 8
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Dusted Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 28

Sachem

Sachem

Horace's Duskywing

Steven Glynn and Peter DeGennaro

Sycamore Canyon area
Santa Cruz County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Southern Dogface common
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Boisduval's Yellow 3
  • Mexican Yellow common
  • Tailed Orange abundant
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Mimosa Yellow 10
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Leda Ministreak 6
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 6
  • Marine Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Fatal Metalmark 2
  • Arizona Metalmark 20
  • Palmer's Metalmark 2
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 11
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Bordered Patch 4
  • Tiny Checkerspot 3
  • Elada Crescent 7
  • Texan Crescent 4
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 9
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Tropical Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • California Sister 2
  • Common Mestra 2
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Empress Leilia common
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 9
  • Dorantes Longtail 14
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing 1
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 4
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 15
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Tropical Least Skipper 6
  • Orange Skipperling 16
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Eufala Skipper 12
  • Violet-clouded Skipper 1
  • Arizona Giant-Skipper 1

Tropical Leafwing

Great Southern White

Arizona Giant-Skipper

Lyside Sulphur

Little Yellow

Phaon Crescent

Great Purple Hairstreak

Common Mestra

Tropical Leafwing

Red Admiral

White-patched Skipper

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

10-15-21 rain again no sign of butterflies. Today sunny 59 - 68 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Andrew Block

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

Monarchs and ladies on the Buddleias at the entrance gate.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Lady 5
  • Monarch 50+

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Today 10-18-21 sunny 55 - 76 degrees. I still have aster, a few zinnias, cleome and geranium left.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Brian Lloyd

ARWEA/ANF
Liberty County, FL

Cold start to the day 55F light winds

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Barred Yellow
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Red-banded Hairstreak
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue
  • Little Metalmark common
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Zebra Heliconian abundant
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Viceroy
  • Carolina Satyr abundant
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Long-tailed Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Zarucco Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Swarthy Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Least Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Meske's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Crossline Skipper
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Palmetto Skipper
  • Palatka Skipper
  • Dun Skipper
  • Eufala Skipper
  • Twin-spot Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper

Beth Polvino

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

In spite of the winds the yard is continuing to have Monarchs coming through the yard and nectaring and then moving down the dunes nectaring on seaside goldenrod. This American Lady caterpillar walked across the sidewalk in front of me looking for a place to pupate. I watched a good number of AL eggs laid on pussytoes earlier this week.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 25
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 25
  • Ocola Skipper 4

American Lady caterpillar

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Mostly sunny 55 - 75 degrees

  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Kathy Beza Richardson

Powhatan State Park
Powhatan County, VA

Sunny skies, breezy, mild temperatures

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 13
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 20
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Monarch

Spicebush Swallowtail

Sachem

Sachem

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Variegated Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

American Snout

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Checkered-Skipper

Monarch

American Lady

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

It’s been cool lately, a slight touch of frost last night, and afternoons barely reaching 70.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Sachem

Variegated Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jim Wilkinson

Pfefferkorn Natural Environmental Area, West Friendship
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Monarch

Clouded Skipper

David L. Amadio

Ronks & Strasburg areas
Lancaster County, PA

Casual observations while visiting the tourist and shopping areas. As to be expected on this warm day Orange & Clouded Sulphurs as well as Cabbage Whites were fairly common in various farm fields.Most of the reported butterflies were found in some annual flower beds in King’s Homestead in Ronks.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 5

Painted Lady

Common Checkered-Skipper

Glenn Koppel

Saint Peter Dune Crossing
Cape May County, NJ

Monarch roost spot.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1000

Monarch roost

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Cabbage White 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 7

Fiery Skipper

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

jan schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Sunny 58 - 82 degrees

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Beth Polvino

St Pete's beach crossover
Cape May County, NJ

Monarch roost this afternoon about 5PM estimated 400 Monarchs

  • Monarch 500

Monarch roost

Monarch

Beth Polvino

Cape May Point -St Pete's crossover
Cape May County, NJ

Monarch roost this AM estimated 1500 monarchs

  • Monarch 1500

Monarch roost

Monarch roost

Beth Polvino

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

Sunny, warmer todays with light wind. Another wonderful butterfly day with Kathy Horn, CMBO naturalist & I tagging over 50 Monarchs with many more coming through the yard. I’d estimate at least 150 Monarchs came through today. 2 Long-tailed Skippers -tailless and 2 tails. But Ocola Skippers ruled the day with 28 counted between the front and back gardens. Large numbers of Sachems continue.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 150
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem 70
  • Ocola Skipper 28

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny clear afternoon. A late comer Monarch visited Mexican sunflowers in Monarch Waystation #2490. Also a Clouded Sulphur. It is the latest ever in observing any Monarch.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1

Jeff Gesell

Salisbury Township
Lehigh County, PA

A few species seen on Buddleia outside of work early this afternoon. Unseasonably warm; upper 70s, sunny, breezy.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Sachem 5

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(26-388) Warm and sunny.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Statira Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 24
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue 11
  • Ceraunus Blue 14
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 46
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Phaon Crescent 48
  • Common Buckeye 43
  • White Peacock 57
  • Queen 4
  • Mangrove Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 33
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 29
  • Sachem 2
  • Monk Skipper 6
  • Obscure Skipper 14
  • Ocola Skipper 18

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Little Metalmark

Queen

Statira Sulphur

Southern Skipperling

Little Metalmark

John J. Collins

Storm King Arts Center
Orange County, NY

Temps in low 70’s and sunny

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Monarch 1

Ron Smith

Brooker Creek Preserve (Pasturelands)
Pinellas County, FL

(15-94) Sunny and in the low 80s. Slender blazing star and Florida paintbrush had pretty much bloomed out within the flatwoods.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 42
  • White Peacock 20
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Palmetto Skipper

Walter Wallenstein

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

Wandered around the park from 8:00am - 2:00pm, including the Hammock Trail & some of the Prairie Loop Trail, with T.Hodges & K.Spencer. Everywhere you look, there are Ocola Skippers!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 15
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 11
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 22
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 17
  • Georgia Satyr 9
  • Queen 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 22
  • Dorantes Longtail 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Palmetto Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 65

Carolina Satyr

Ocola Skipper

Least Skipper

Little Metalmark

Common Buckeye

Gray Hairstreak

Little Yellow

Georgia Satyr

Cloudless Sulphur

Phaon Crescent

Queen

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Dorantes Longtail

Denis C. Quinn

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

I have three main nectar sources in abundance here now; Butterfly bush, Lantana, and Verbena bonariensis, with all doing well at this time.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Sachem 6

Variegated Fritillary

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Common Checkered-Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Karlo Mirth

Floyd Bennett Field
Kings County, NY

The community gardens at Floyd Bennett Field were fairly productive this morning between 10:30 - 12 PM. Sunny and mild, around 70.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 15
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Cloudy with a high of 57 degrees

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 8
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Monarch

Cloudless Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Luciano Guerra

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

Gold-spotted Aguna that was first spotted by National Butterfly Center member Cecil “Woody” Wingfield in the gardens directly in front of the NBC’s visitors’ pavilion. He alerted me to it which made it possible for me to get these photos.

  • Gold-spotted Aguna 1

Gold-spotted Aguna

Gold-spotted Aguna

Gold-spotted Aguna

David Larson

610 West Ave. B. Alpine, TX 79830
Brewster County, TX

Observed Dorantes Longtail on a patch of wild sunflower at my home address. The butterfly was first photographed at 3:41 pm. Last photograph taken at 6:01 pm. The butterfly instantly caught my eye with the tail. This was a new species for the yard and looking at the Swiftguide/Glassberg, appears to be very rare in West Texas. I am submitting this observation to document the presence of this species in Alpine, TX.
Additional photos can be provided if needed.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Orange Skipperling 1

Dorantes Longtail

Dorantes Longtail

Dorantes Longtail

John and Nancy Crosby

Townsend WMA, South Tract
McIntosh County, GA

82 degrees, sunny. Small field of small pine trees with massive displays of yellow composite. Georgia Satyrs never slowed down for a photo!

  • Southern Dogface 17
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Georgia Satyr 6
  • Monarch 16
  • Long-tailed Skipper 19
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Southern Dogface

Cloudless Sulphur

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Jim Wilkinson

Pfefferkorn Natural Environmental Area
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Common Buckeye

Common Checkered-Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Sunny and 58 degrees (below normal today).

  • Fiery Skipper 4

John and Nancy Crosby

Shellman Bluff Road Powerline
McIntosh County, GA

82 degrees, sunny but only filtered sun here due to large pines in adjacent field. We saw the carphephorus blooming & had to stop! Once on site we found a fabulous aster, flat-topped goldenrod, elephant’s foot & more. A friend went an hour later and told us carphephorus name was changed to Trilisa paniculata. Today she photographed Little Metalmark oviposting on this plant which is in the same genus as Trilisa odoratissima (Vanilla-Leaf) which we have in our neighborhood which Little Metalmark uses for a host plant. Gulf Fritillary was photographed on Trilisa paniculata.

  • Little Yellow 2
  • Little Metalmark 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1

Little Metalmark

Swarthy Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

John and Nancy Crosby

Steelbridge Road
McIntosh County, GA

82 degrees, sunny. Trilisa paniculata, asters, elephant’s foot and flat-topped goldenrod were the primary nectar sources. Gulf Fritillary photographed on Trilisa paniculata.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Ocola Skipper

Little Yellow

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Renee Davis

Floyd Bennett Field
Kings County, NY

Thanks to Karlo Mirth for posting and Steve Rosenthal for pushing me, I was able to locate an Ocola Skipper at the community gardens today. That put me at 100 species for my New York big year. Steve Walter and Steve Rosenthal were there to help me celebrate my accomplishment. Needless to say it was a very good day!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Sachem

Common Checkered-Skipper

Monarch

Red-banded Hairstreak

Denis C. Quinn

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

Full sun, high of 65 degrees with a light breeze

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Sachem

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Luciano Guerra

Bannworth City Park - Mission, Texas
Hidalgo County, TX

An aberrant Queen I came across while scouting locations for the upcoming 25th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival. I was hoping to get open-winged shots but it flew off before I could get any other photos. I did see a lot of white on the upper side of the wings as it flew off however. I went back to the same location twice today, in hopes that it would return, but no such luck.

  • Queen

Queen

Queen

Queen

John and Nancy Crosby

Minton Road
McIntosh County, GA

Cleared timberland with several acres of wildflowers including lots of liatris.

  • Little Yellow common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Whirlabout 10
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 20

Common Buckeye

Dun Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Little Yellow

Sachem

Sachem

Long-tailed Skipper

Ocola Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

US 17 North Roadside from Pine Harbor Road
McIntosh County, GA

83 degrees midafternoon. Only the wetlands area for about 3 miles had wildflowers due to recent drought conditions.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 10
  • Least Skipper 15

John and Nancy Crosby

Shellman Bluff Road
McIntosh County, GA

83 degrees, sunny but 85% shade on the wildflowers from Pine Trees in adjacent field. We saw 6-8 Little Metalmark here at this location yesterday. Today we arrived earlier. The flowers were in about an 8 foot strip so we walked on each side. As the bahaya grass adjacent to the road came in full sun we could hardly believe our eyes as small groups of 3-5 popped out of the grass! Eventually they came over to nectar and were harder to spot in the sun/shade mix. The ‘meadow’ only extended 250 yards or so mostly between two powerpoles. The metalmarks nectared on numerous different sources but never on the host plant Trilisa paniculata (Carphephorus paniculatus). With binoculars we watched two crawl around on the rosettes of next years plants and watched them ovipost!

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Little Metalmark 41
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Long-tailed Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Salt Marsh Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Randy Harrod

Home Garden
Davidson County, TN

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Jim Wilkinson

Blandair Regional Park West Area
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1

'Summer' Spring Azure

Mike Troyan

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 8
  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Southern Dogface 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Lyside Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 4
  • White Peacock 10
  • Mexican Bluewing 4
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Tawny Emperor abundant
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Monarch abundant
  • Queen abundant
  • Soldier 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Funereal Duskywing 3
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 2

Variegated Fritillary

Southern Dogface

Question Mark

Mexican Bluewing

Pipevine Swallowtail

Large Orange Sulphur

Laviana White-Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Little Yellow

Mike Troyan

Falcon State Park
Starr County, TX

My appreciation to Robin,Troy and Mike who made my day probably the best butterfly day in my life, they would say - what do you need for your life list and then they would say here it is, here it is, its over here. With their help I got a big bag of lifers.
Thank You for your kindness , may our trails cross again. Mike

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 15
  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Southern Dogface 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Lyside Sulphur abundant
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • American Snout 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Bordered Patch 3
  • Banded Patch 2
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 3
  • Monarch abundant
  • Queen abundant
  • Soldier 4
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Zilpa Longtail 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 4
  • Brown Longtail 4
  • Coyote Cloudywing 5
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 3
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • Funereal Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Laviana White-Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Sachem 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Purple-washed Skipper 2

Zilpa Longtail

Sleepy Orange

Long-tailed Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Sickle-winged Skipper

Large Orange Sulphur

Funereal Duskywing

Purple-washed Skipper

American Snout

Bordered Patch

Banded Patch

Steven Glynn

Madera Canyon areas
Santa Cruz County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Southern Dogface 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Mexican Yellow common
  • Tailed Orange common
  • Mimosa Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 10
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 9
  • Creamy Stripe-streak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 13
  • Leda Ministreak common
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 6
  • Marine Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Reakirt's Blue 25
  • Palmer's Metalmark common
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Elada Crescent 3
  • Texan Crescent 15
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • California Sister 4
  • Empress Leilia common
  • Queen 15
  • Dull Firetip 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 6
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Orange Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 14
  • Eufala Skipper 16

Great Purple Hairstreak

White-patched Skipper

Dull Firetip

Lyside Sulphur

Leda Ministreak

Leda Ministreak

Creamy Stripe-streak

Creamy Stripe-streak

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

Sunny & 67 degrees. We haven’t had frost yet this fall, which is unusual so late in October.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Common Checkered-Skipper

Pearl Crescent

John and Nancy Crosby

Steelbridge Road
McIntosh County, GA

84 degrees, full sun. We stop here often to check blooming wildflowers. Today for the first time we saw Little Metalmarks! They were in the Bahia grass adjacent to the paved road. The Common Buckeye had just eclosed. We found Common Buckeye caterpillars on False foxglove here recently. The Little Metalmarks were too active for photos!

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Common Buckeye

Long-tailed Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Phaon Crescent

John and Nancy Crosby

Shellman Bluff Road
McIntosh County, GA

Today at 4 pm this ‘meadow’ was in full sun! We immediately saw Little Metalmarks and when we reached number 41 we made a special effort to find more since it didn’t seem very believable that we could find the same number as yesterday! And we did find one more! We stopped at the 3rd powerpole having walked only about 250 yards as the habitat changed.

  • Little Yellow 2
  • Little Metalmark 42
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 7
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Swarthy Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Karen Canon

Albuquerque suburban foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Sunny, high 70’s,dry. Yellow asters, Catmint and plumbago still blooming and attracting butterflies.

  • Cabbage White common
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Cabbage White

Michael Diederich

Merestead Park, Mt. Kisco
Westchester County, NY

9:40 - 10:40 AM.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Beth Polvino

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

An estimated count of 40 Monarchs in the yard with good numbers of them swirling up into the air when I walked by. Great videos taken Surprise of the day was a Long-tailed Skipper in the front gardens. About 25 Black Swallowtail caterpillars from first instar onward. Low estimate of Sachems most of them getting very worn.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Lady 10
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Monarch 40
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 25
  • Ocola Skipper 2

David Larson

610 West Ave. B. Alpine, TX
Brewster County, TX

Noticed over the last few days an influx of Tailed Oranges. Uncommon event in Alpine, TX. The Swift Guide has it listed as a stray for West Texas.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Tailed Orange 5
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 3
  • American Snout 2
  • Elada Crescent 3
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Orange Skipperling 1

Western Pygmy-Blue

Western Pygmy-Blue

Tailed Orange

Tailed Orange

Steven Rosenthal

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

Partly sunny, breezy, up to 75 degrees. Still stuff hanging around ahead of the ‘noreaster that we’re having today (10/26)….

Got a brief dorsal spread-wing view of a bright orange skipper that I think was a zabulon, but could not refind to confirm.

  • Cabbage White 2-3
  • American Lady 1-2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 6+
  • Sachem 2+

Daniel Jones

Jones yard at Progreso Lakes
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • Tawny Emperor 3
  • Queen 20
  • Soldier 5
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Tailed Aguna 1
  • Brown Longtail 3
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 8
  • Double-dotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Tailed Aguna

Mexican Bluewing

Elada Crescent

White-tailed Longtail

Tailed Aguna

Tailed Aguna

Daniel Jones

Brushline Rd north of TX 186
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Queen 50
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Erichson's White-Skipper 2
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 5

Desert Checkered-Skipper

Mexican Fritillary

Turk's-cap White-Skipper

Erichson's White-Skipper

Mike Troyan

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 8
  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Southern Dogface 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Statira Sulphur 5
  • Lyside Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 4
  • Tropical Leafwing 4
  • Tawny Emperor abundant
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Queen abundant
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Brown Longtail 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Laviana White-Skipper 5
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Purple-washed Skipper 1

White-striped Longtail

Tropical Leafwing

Large Orange Sulphur

Turk's-cap White-Skipper

Large Orange Sulphur

Whirlabout

Mexican Bluewing

Lyside Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Tropical Leafwing

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 18
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 12
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Monarch

Ocola Skipper

Steven Rosenthal

Jones Beach State Park, Central Mall and Wild Play Area
Nassau County, NY

Breezy, muted sun, about 70 degrees…Highlight of today’s visit: my latest date for American Copper. Nectaring on tall vegetation including goldenrod, out of the wind… Could not refind any Black Swallowtails from a week or so ago.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 35+

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA, East Side
Dougherty County, GA

I was short on time today, but wanted to do another quick check where I found Texan Crescents last October (https://sightings.naba.org/sightings/18622). None were found.

But I did see a very unusual butterfly for this location: a suspected Orange Sulphur. It was a white form (“alba”) female, but based on field marks and location, I’m guessing it was an Orange and not a Clouded Sulphur. The pale patches within the dark border on the forewing were fairly large. The dorsal view was shot while it was in flight low to the ground.

1150-1255, 75-77, Wind SW 5-10MPH, Cloud Cover 69%, swamps, fields, gravel road. Coastal Plain of Georgia.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 30
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Monarch 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Clouded Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Zebra Heliconian

Orange Sulphur

Mike Troyan

Falcon State Park
Starr County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Giant Swallowtail 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Southern Dogface 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Large Orange Sulphur 4
  • Lyside Sulphur 10
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Ministreak 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Banded Patch 1
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Texan Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Zilpa Longtail 1
  • Gold-spotted Aguna 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Coyote Cloudywing 8
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 2
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Purple-washed Skipper 4

Banded Patch

Elada Crescent

White-patched Skipper

Texas Powdered-Skipper

Purple-washed Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Julia Heliconian

Fawn-spotted Skipper

Gold-spotted Aguna

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Coyote Cloudywing

Banded Patch

Common Checkered-Skipper

Elada Crescent

David Larson

610 West Ave. B. Alpine, TX
Brewster County, TX

Last warm day in Alpine, TX. Cold weather arriving tomorrow. The Tailed Oranges observed yesterday were not seen today. Two Mexican Yellows were observed. This species has been present in Alpine over the last month. Fairly common.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Mexican Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • American Snout 2
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Elada Crescent 2

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Today was sunny and a high of 59 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(21-174) Warm and sunny. Not a single Long-tailed Skipper was found during the 3 hrs. All-time high count of Little Metalmarks for this site.

  • Statira Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 7
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Little Metalmark 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 22
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 19
  • Common Buckeye 24
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 51
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Obscure Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Little Metalmark

Dorantes Longtail

Obscure Skipper

Little Metalmark

Edward Perry IV

Mason Terrace, Melbourne
Brevard County, FL

Yard butterflies. I don’t think I’ve ever had three Fulvous Hairstreaks in a single day.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 3
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Three-spotted Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 2

Monarch

Fulvous Hairstreak

Fulvous Hairstreak

Fulvous Hairstreak

Fulvous Hairstreak

Fulvous Hairstreak

Fulvous Hairstreak

Long-tailed Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Warm day, most butterflies seen were in an open meadow near the parking area, mustard flowers the only nectar source being used.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • California Tortoiseshell 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • California Sister 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Woodland Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Cabbage White

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

10-27-21 sunny and 66 degrees. My Dad saw 2 monarchs and my son spotted another 1 as well! Three in one day has been the most we’ve seen heading on their way South. Safe travels!

  • Monarch 3

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA, East Side
Dougherty County, GA

Spent almost all of my time trying to get photos of the Pearly-eye. Always happy to see these here. It was challenging in the thick vegetation around the swamp. The numbers of the other species are much lower than what they could have been. The Monarchs and Queens were on field mustard.

1500-1630, 76F, Wind W 3-6MPH, Cloud Cover 20%, Swamp and field next to swamp. 31.473857773159818, -84.38839697420579 Georgia Coastal Plain.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 30
  • Queen 15
  • Long-tailed Skipper 40
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Queen

Monarch

Southern Pearly-eye

Southern Pearly-eye

Southern Pearly-eye

Southern Pearly-eye

Jim Wilkinson

Elkhorn Garden Plots, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 12

Common Buckeye

Denis C. Quinn

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

Today is the 3rd day without any Monarchs.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6

Silver-spotted Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Common Checkered-Skipper

Sachem

Common Buckeye

Linda Cooper

Falcon State Park
Starr County, TX

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Weather: 80°-95°, winds 18-30 mph, sunny. Covered only the butterfly garden. Crucita blooming nicely. Stopped in Roma at butterfly garden late in day. BVolkle, SMoore, LCooper

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak common
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Theona Checkerspot 1
  • Banded Patch 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Queen common
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Zilpa Longtail 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Coyote Cloudywing
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Erichson's White-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Sachem
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper
  • Purple-washed Skipper 2

Black Swallowtail

Erichson's White-Skipper

Texas Powdered-Skipper

Banded Patch

Zilpa Longtail

Theona Checkerspot

Checkered White

Mexican Fritillary

White-striped Longtail

Banded Patch

Ken Wilson

Resaca de la Palma & Smiley Face
Cameron County, TX

Sunny, over 90 degrees.

  • Checkered White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Tailed Orange
  • Little Yellow
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Rounded Metalmark
  • Blue Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock
  • Mexican Bluewing
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Queen
  • White-striped Longtail
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Brown Longtail
  • Mimosa Skipper
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Southern Broken-Dash
  • Sachem
  • Common Mellana
  • Eufala Skipper
  • Purple-washed Skipper

Tailed Orange

Blue Metalmark

Clouded Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Common Mellana

Turk's-cap White-Skipper

Rounded Metalmark

White-striped Longtail

Mimosa Skipper

Mexican Bluewing

Lyside Sulphur

Dorantes Longtail

Dainty Sulphur

Blue Metalmark

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

A short hike to the aster patches on a nice warm day.

One Mylitta Crescent seemed to delight in pestering the West Coast Lady.

Not a single skipper seen.

  • Mylitta Crescent 12
  • California Tortoiseshell 3
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • California Sister 2

Mylitta Crescent

West Coast Lady

West Coast Lady

California Tortoiseshell

Beth Polvino

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

Surprised to see the Long-tailed Skipper again today though not the same one as Monday as shown in the pictures. I was also surprised to see it nectaring on the canna. Also seen by Karen Thompson as she used her last 2 Monarch tags in the yard. Again low estimate on the Sachem count.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 9
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Monarch 14
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Sachem 30
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Ocola Skipper

American Lady

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Steven Glynn

Madera Canyon areas
Santa Cruz County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Chiricahua White 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Southern Dogface common
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Boisduval's Yellow 2
  • Mexican Yellow common
  • Tailed Orange common
  • Mimosa Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 15
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 25
  • Gray Hairstreak common
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 3
  • Leda Ministreak common
  • Marine Blue 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Reakirt's Blue 20
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Palmer's Metalmark common
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Bordered Patch 1
  • Elada Crescent 3
  • Texan Crescent 8
  • Question Mark 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Tropical Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • California Sister 10
  • Empress Leilia common
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 15
  • Dull Firetip 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 7
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 1
  • White-patched Skipper 4
  • Funereal Duskywing 12
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Orange Skipperling 7
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Pahaska Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper common
  • Arizona Giant-Skipper 1

Chiricahua White

Mourning Cloak

White-patched Skipper

Question Mark

Great Southern White

Dorantes Longtail

Pahaska Skipper

Mimosa Yellow

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Linda Cooper

Falcon State Park
Starr County, TX

11 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Weather: 80°-88°, sun all day, winds 8-14 mph.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Red-bordered Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Theona Checkerspot 1
  • Banded Patch 1
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen
  • Zilpa Longtail 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Coyote Cloudywing
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 2
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Purple-washed Skipper 1

Orange Sulphur

Hackberry Emperor

Gulf Fritillary

Southern Dogface

American Lady

Zilpa Longtail

Zilpa Longtail

Mexican Yellow

Mike Troyan

Falcon State Park
Starr County, TX

Linda - Thanks for the Mexican Yellow, Theona and Nysa

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Southern Dogface 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Lyside Sulphur 10
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue abundant
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • American Snout abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Theona Checkerspot 1
  • Banded Patch 1
  • Elada Crescent 5
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen abundant
  • Soldier 1
  • Zilpa Longtail 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Coyote Cloudywing 5
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 2
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Zilpa Longtail

Texas Powdered-Skipper

Theona Checkerspot

Sickle-winged Skipper

Texan Crescent

Red-bordered Metalmark

Mexican Yellow

Reakirt's Blue

Mexican Fritillary

Nysa Roadside-Skipper

Empress Leilia

Empress Leilia

Banded Patch

Elada Crescent

Dainty Sulphur

Celia's Roadside-Skipper

Daniel Jones

Jones Yard at Progreso Lakes
Hidalgo County, TX

sunny with north wind after a cold front, 8am to 3pm

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 8
  • Lyside Sulphur 5
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Clytie Ministreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 6
  • Mexican Bluewing 2
  • Common Mestra 3
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Tawny Emperor 10
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 50
  • Soldier 12
  • White-striped Longtail 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Brown Longtail 20
  • Mazans Scallopwing 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 8
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Laviana White-Skipper 8
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 30
  • Double-dotted Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 25
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Eufala Skipper 8

White-patched Skipper

Common Mestra

American Lady

Mexican Bluewing

Mazans Scallopwing

Double-dotted Skipper

Mexican Yellow

Denis C. Quinn

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

Today we had mostly sunny skies, windy, and temperatures 42/64 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Fort Holabird Park
Baltimore city, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

Variegated Fritillary

Ken Wilson

Falcon State Park
Starr County, TX

Sunny, 96 degrees.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Fatal Metalmark
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Mexican Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Banded Patch
  • Elada Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock
  • Common Mestra
  • Empress Leilia
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Long-tailed Skipper
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Coyote Cloudywing
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper
  • Brown-banded Skipper
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Sachem
  • Eufala Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper
  • Purple-washed Skipper

Common Mestra

Coyote Cloudywing

Dorantes Longtail

Empress Leilia

Long-tailed Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Southern Dogface

Variegated Fritillary

White-patched Skipper

Common Buckeye

Banded Patch

American Snout

Daniel Jones

Jones yard at Progreso Lakes
Hidalgo County, TX

fro 10am to 3:30pm

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 8
  • Lyside Sulphur 3
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Clytie Ministreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 6
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • American Snout 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Vesta Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 6
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Tawny Emperor 10
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 50
  • Soldier 10
  • White-striped Longtail 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Brown Longtail 25
  • Mimosa Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 8
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 8
  • Clouded Skipper 25
  • Double-dotted Skipper 3
  • Southern Skipperling 6
  • Fiery Skipper 25
  • Whirlabout 10
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Eufala Skipper 8
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Purple-washed Skipper 2
  • Violet-banded Skipper 1

Mexican Bluewing

Mexican Yellow

Double-dotted Skipper

Purple-washed Skipper

Violet-banded Skipper

Desert Checkered-Skipper

Desert Checkered-Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Shellman Bluff Road
McIntosh County, GA

Timing is critical at this spot where we only find full sun conditions about 4 pm! It started raining in the middle of the night & rained most of yesterday and was only 64 degrees!

  • Little Yellow 9
  • Little Metalmark 27
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Little Yellow

Fiery Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Little Metalmark

Phaon Crescent

Sachem

Pearl Crescent

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Gulf Fritillary

Ken Wilson

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

Sunny, 86 degrees.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Ruby-spotted Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Little Yellow
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Mexican Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • American Lady
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • White Peacock
  • Mexican Bluewing
  • Common Mestra
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • White-striped Longtail
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Brown Longtail
  • Coyote Cloudywing
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • Brown-banded Skipper
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout
  • Sachem
  • Eufala Skipper
  • Ocola Skipper
  • Purple-washed Skipper

Bordered Patch

Checkered White

Common Mestra

Giant Swallowtail

Lyside Sulphur

Purple-washed Skipper

Question Mark

Ruby-spotted Swallowtail

Southern Dogface

Tawny Emperor

Variegated Fritillary

Pipevine Swallowtail

Mexican Yellow

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

American Lady

Beth Polvino

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

Today, after a terrible day of winds up to 25 MPH with higher gusts and torrential rains the sun came out. One round of the garden done before leaving for Lancaster, PA.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 11
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Clifford Hence

Heinz NWR at Tinicum
Philadelphia County, PA

After over an inch of rain overnight I was glad to see a few butterflies on the wing. Been a very slow season at the refuge.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 3

Mike Reese, David Reese

Mullica Township
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 2

Denis C. Quinn

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

Partly sunny skies, strong S winds, and 53/64 degrees today.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Jeffrey Glassberg

National Butterfly Center
Hidalgo County, TX

68 species

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 10
  • Giant Swallowtail 6
  • Checkered White 14
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Southern Dogface 25
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 8
  • Lyside Sulphur 15
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 7
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 25
  • Dainty Sulphur 20
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 2
  • American Snout 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Mexican Fritillary 3
  • Theona Checkerspot 1
  • Bordered Patch 14
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 12
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Tropical Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 3
  • Mexican Bluewing 1
  • Tropical Leafwing 1
  • Tawny Emperor 50
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Monarch 10
  • Queen 600
  • Soldier 8
  • White-striped Longtail 1
  • Brown Longtail 10
  • Coyote Cloudywing 2
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 1
  • Brown-banded Skipper 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 35
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Laviana White-Skipper 20
  • Turk's-cap White-Skipper 1
  • Julia's Skipper 2
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 50
  • Southern Skipperling 10
  • Fiery Skipper 60
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 30
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 3
  • Purple-washed Skipper 2

Ken Wilson

Jones yard at Progreso Lakes
Hidalgo County, TX

Sunny, temp over 90 degrees.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Great Southern White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Lyside Sulphur
  • Mexican Yellow
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
  • Western Pygmy-Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Bordered Patch
  • Elada Crescent
  • Vesta Crescent
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • White Peacock
  • Mexican Bluewing
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Queen
  • Soldier
  • White-striped Longtail
  • Dorantes Longtail
  • Brown Longtail
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper
  • Desert Checkered-Skipper
  • Laviana White-Skipper
  • Julia's Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Double-dotted Skipper
  • Southern Skipperling
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Whirlabout

Great Southern White

Julia's Skipper

Large Orange Sulphur

Laviana White-Skipper

Little Yellow, Vesta Crescent

Mexican Bluewing

Phaon Crescent

Queen

Sickle-winged Skipper

Soldier

White-striped Longtail

White Checkered-Skipper

White Peacock

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Double-dotted Skipper

Desert Checkered-Skipper

Brown Longtail

Glenn Parker

5029 Foxs Lair
Aiken County, SC

Released 2 Monarchs this morning

  • Monarch 2

Renee Davis

Newburgh Waterfront
Orange County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 2

Jeffrey Glassberg

Falcon State Park
Starr County, TX

part of NABA’s Texas Butterfly Festival

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Southern Dogface 35
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 15
  • Lyside Sulphur 30
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Mimosa Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Silver-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 12
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Clytie Ministreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 15
  • Reakirt's Blue 10
  • Fatal Metalmark 1
  • Red-bordered Metalmark 1
  • American Snout 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 20
  • Variegated Fritillary 20
  • Mexican Fritillary 1
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Banded Patch 2
  • Elada Crescent 2
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 20
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Common Mestra 1
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Queen 200
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Coyote Cloudywing 10
  • Jalapus Cloudywing 1
  • Texas Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Sickle-winged Skipper 2
  • White-patched Skipper 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Fiery Skipper 30
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Sachem 20
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Obscure Skipper 4
  • Purple-washed Skipper 2

Banded Patch

Jalapus Cloudywing

Jalapus Cloudywing

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Much cooler at 70 degrees, full sun.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 14
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Zebra Heliconian

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Ocola Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Gulf Fritillary

Andrew Block

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

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1