April 2021 Sightings

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Was around 55 degrees and sunny today. Saw our first spring azure.

  • Spring Azure 1

Spring Azure

Dennis Holmes

La Cueva Picnic Area, Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

  • Sandia Hairstreak 6

Sandia Hairstreak

David H. Bartholomew

San Bruno Mountain, State and County Park
San Mateo County, CA

With David Rawlinson, Sarab Seth, and Nancy Asquith. Unusually warm (high 70’s), and calm (no wind coming in off the ocean). We had the good fortune to find three of the four federally protected butterflies which occur at SBM: San Bruno Elfin, Bay Checkerspot, and Mission Blue.

  • Anise Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Brown Elfin 10
  • Moss' Elfin 16
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 28
  • Boisduval's Blue 12
  • Variable Checkerspot 14
  • Edith's Checkerspot 4
  • California Tortoiseshell 4
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Edith's Checkerspot

Boisduval's Blue

Edith's Checkerspot

Scott Anderson

North Venice
Sarasota County, FL

Went for a bike ride (near Aria and Laurel Road) and spotted the first American Lady I’ve found in Sarasota County. I got off my bike and got within 18 inches of it to be sure the ID was correct. 1pm, 69 degrees and very windy.

  • American Lady 1

Pat Thomas

Superior Street, Duluth
St. Louis County, MN

  • Mourning Cloak 3

Pat Thomas

Knife River - one mile upriver of highway 61
St. Louis County, MN

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Chris Edwards

Des Moines
Polk County, IA

First butterflies of the year.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

A perfect day for butterflying, Temperature close to 80, little wind and clear blue sky. The butterflies didn’t stay put for very long so hard to get pictures. First Mourning Cloak in 2 years. Early for Cabbage White.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Eastern Comma

Cabbage White

Eastern Comma

Robert Emond

Chickasawhatchee WMA
Calhoun County, GA

60F 5-7 mph wind no clouds

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Dennis Vollmar

Three Lakes WMA
Osceola County, FL

10am to 3:45pm, 69 - 73 degrees, sunny to partly cloudy, 10-15mph wind

  • Zebra Swallowtail 9
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 30+
  • Great Southern White 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 7
  • Carolina Satyr 16
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Arogos Skipper 3
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3

Delaware Skipper

Little Metalmark

Palamedes Swallowtail

Whirlabout

White M Hairstreak

Palmetto Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Northern Cloudywing

Southern Broken-Dash

Tawny-edged Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Carolina Satyr

Ceraunus Blue

Clifford Hence

East Mt Airy section of Philadelphia
Philadelphia County, PA

First butterfly of the season flew through our yard in the East Mt Airy section of Philly. Sorry no pics.

  • Cabbage White 1

Tom Fiore

Hook Mt. - north of Upper Nyack
Rockland County, NY

Afternoon visit; clearing with sun & 65 high temp.; both Falcate Orangetips seen were male. Spring Azure appeared to be ‘violacea’ form. Rock cresses and other native flowers mostly not seen, still early for them. Walk of around 3+ miles on trail in total, but most butterflies not far from the summit on this visit.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Mourning Cloak

Falcate Orangetip

Michael Diederich

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

1:15 PM: First Cabbage White seen at this location.

  • Cabbage White 1

Bart Jones

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Shelby County, TN

Pair of mating Luna Moths seen.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 58
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Clouded Sulphur

Robert Emond

Plank Road WMA
Jefferson County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 20
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper 1

Little Wood-Satyr

Southern Cloudywing

Palamedes Swallowtail

Juvenal's Duskywing

Yucca Giant-Skipper

Gemmed Satyr

Denis C. Quinn

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

The high today was 67, sunny and very windy.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Comma 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Near Cheraw State Park
Chesterfield County, SC

Atlantic White Cedar was interspersed in the Pine Forest adjacent to Sand Myrtle which was the primary nectar source.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Brown Elfin 6
  • Henry's Elfin 5
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 3
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8

Henry's Elfin

Great Purple Hairstreak

Brown Elfin

American Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Hessel's Hairstreak

Juvenal's Duskywing

White M Hairstreak

Zebra Swallowtail

Eastern Pine Elfin

Hessel's Hairstreak

Walter Wallenstein

Long Key Natural Area in Davie
Broward County, FL

2:30-3:45pm. Wild Coffee (Psychotria nervosa) was the nectar of choice. The Ruddy Daggerwings were all over it and plentiful!

  • Giant Swallowtail 7
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 32
  • White Peacock 7
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 55
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Horace's Duskywing

Ruddy Daggerwing

Ruddy Daggerwing

Ruddy Daggerwing

Barbara Peck

Anderson River Park, Anderson
Shasta County, CA

Cool, mostly overcast morning, clearing before noon and warming to 70’s. During a 2.4 mile walk mainly in natural areas of riparian park, I counted 210 Pipevine Swallowtails, 1 Western Tiger Swallowtails, 1 Cabbage White, 3 Mournful Duskywing, and 3 Silvery Blue. Pipevines started flying early in walk. Others seen mostly toward the end as it warmed up. the pipevines were mostly in continuous flight till toward the end of the walk. Then I found them nectaring on redbud, fiddleneck, and vetch.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 210
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Mournful Duskywing 3

Silvery Blue

Pipevine Swallowtail

Mournful Duskywing

Michael Diederich

Chappaqua Friends Nursery School, Route 120, Chappaqua
Westchester County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkridge area
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Falcate Orangetip

Cabbage White

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Weekly Survey With Della Wells and Karen Nickeson. 10 AM to 12:30 PM; air temperature 54-65; sustained winds 1-4 mph with gusts 4-13 mph from NW.

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area
Osceola County, FL

9:15-5:45 Weather: 65°-80°, winds 4-8 mph, 85% sun all day. Nectar: thistles, fleabane, coreopsis. LCooper, DFraser, EPerry, NPrine. Searching for suitable habitat for Yucca Giant-Skipper found few yuccas and zero eggs, cats or adults.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 22
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 38
  • Great Southern White 62
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 15
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 25
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • White Peacock 4
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Georgia Satyr 6
  • Monarch 6
  • Queen 4
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 20
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 56
  • Southern Broken-Dash 15
  • Arogos Skipper 7
  • Delaware Skipper 9
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 16
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 15
  • Twin-spot Skipper 76

Arogos Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Twin-spot Skipper

Palatka Skipper, Pearl Crescent

Delaware Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Berry's Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Aaron's Skipper

Monk Skipper

Oak Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Aaron's Skipper

Northern Cloudywing, Monk Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Clifford Hence

Mt Airy Train Station
Philadelphia County, PA

Not the most exciting butterfly, but interesting numbers to see this early.

  • Cabbage White 8

Roy Cohutta

Big Ben WMA, Spring Creek Unit
Taylor County, FL

Nice weather! 65-80F, Full Sun, 9:55-4:00PM, Looked mostly in the upland areas and did not go to salt marsh. Most of the Little Wood-Saytr(s) in one small area near a little bridge over a wet area.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 9
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Metalmark 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 15
  • Monarch 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Phaon Crescent

Little Metalmark

Southern Dogface

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Little Metalmark

Southern Dogface

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

  • Mustard White 7
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 12
  • Silvery Blue 4
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Ringlet 1

Sara Orangetip

Sara Orangetip

Sara Orangetip

Mustard White

Common Ringlet

Acmon Blue

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

FOY Black Swallowtail. Lousy picture, but he wouldn’t sit still!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Spring Azure 3

Black Swallowtail

Jeff Gesell

Lower Nazareth Township
Northampton County, PA

A string of nice days and numbers are popping…looking forward to an open day for a hike to look for more diversity

  • Cabbage White 9

Randy Harrod

Cedars of Lebanon State Park
Wilson County, TN

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 5

Horace's Duskywing

Henry's Elfin

JoAnna N Clayton

George McGough Park - Largo Narrows
Pinellas County, FL

Counted only the Hairstreaks that I could clearly see with binos to ID. Many in the upper parts of the Oaks, I assume most were Oak Hairstreaks. A personal high count of Oak Hairstreaks.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Oak Hairstreak 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 12
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 7
  • Monarch 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Oak Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Zebra Heliconian

Gulf Fritillary

Kathy Beza Richardson

Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery
Charles City County, VA

Sunny, late afternoon, in the 80s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

American Snout

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny a little humid and temp of 81 degrees! Saw the first butterflies of 2021. All four of them - Cabbage Whites.

  • Cabbage White 4

Roy Cohutta

Big Ben WMA, Spring Creek Unit
Taylor County, FL

10:45-4:30PM, 68-78F, 01-12MPH variable, Mostly sunny
The Little Wood-Satyr(s) and Carolina Satyrs were plentiful along Henderson Road which runs along a shady swamp.
The Pearl Crescents and Salt Marsh Skippers were together on nectar source(s) along Mule Wallow Spur.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 11
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Viceroy 5
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Little Wood-Satyr common
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper common

Salt Marsh Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Salt Marsh Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Michael Diederich

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

  • Cabbage White 9

Allen Belden

North Anna Battlefield Park
Hanover County, VA

Sunny, high in the low 80s. One Falcate Orangetip observed ovipositing on Cardamine hirsuta.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 8
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Alan Wells

Buttermilk Falls County Park
Rockland County, NY

With Della Wells; 11 AM to 12 PM; air temperature 55-60 F; sustained winds 3-4 mph with gusts to 10 mph.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Wildcat Canyon, High Meadow, and Rogue Valley Trails. Swallowtails and duskywings were all hilltopping. California Sister was quite small, and FOS.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Mustard White 7
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 15
  • Bramble Hairstreak 5
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 14
  • Silvery Blue 5
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Variable Checkerspot 4
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Propertius Duskywing 3
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • Persius Duskywing 1

Acmon Blue

Anise Swallowtail

Bramble Hairstreak

California Sister

Brown Elfin

Silvery Blue

Mustard White

Mustard White

Common Ringlet

Variable Checkerspot

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1

Andrew Block

Bronx River Pathway, Eastchester,
Westchester County, NY

Seen at various places along the path from Garth Woods south to Crestwood.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Andrew Block

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

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Renee Davis

Hook Mountain
Rockland County, NY

First of the season butterflies for me.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Falcate Orangetip

Black Swallowtail

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

72 degrees and sunny.

  • Cabbage White common
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 2

White M Hairstreak

Bo Zaremba

Martin Burns WMA, Newbury, MA
Essex County, MA

I saw my FOY Eastern Pine Elfin here on 4/4/21, which is rather early for MA, but did not manage to get a photo until today.

  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Eastern Pine Elfin

James L. Monroe

Off Ohio River along Rte. 68
Beaver County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Spring Azure 1

Spring Azure

James L. Monroe

Hillcrest WMA
Hancock County, WV

partly sunny, 81 degrees, above average temperatures for last 3 or 4 days.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 43
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park and PA Route 33 Corridor
Northampton County, PA

Hiked over 5 miles through variable terrain (woodland, prairie, meadow, creekside)…still lacking diversity…probably a little early yet. FOY Spring Azure. Rest assured, Cabbage Whites are alive and thriving…

  • Cabbage White 49
  • Spring Azure 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkridge area
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2

Orange Sulphur

John and Nancy Crosby

Pisgah Natl Forest above Ashville NC near the TN border
Madison County, NC

Elevation about 2000 above the River on a gravel road. We had an Olympia Marble fly down the mountain side along with West Virginia White and Falcate Orangetip. Wild Mustard and redbud trees were blooming on the rock face but it floated down to nectar at our feet! Then we chased it for 200 yards to get more photos!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • West Virginia White 5
  • Olympia Marble 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Brown Elfin 11
  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 6
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 15
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 4
  • Sleepy Duskywing 8
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common
  • Cobweb Skipper 5
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 6
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 4

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Spicebush Swallowtail

Common Roadside-Skipper

Eastern Pine Elfin

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Silvery Blue

Sleepy Duskywing

West Virginia White

Olympia Marble

Cobweb Skipper

Silvery Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Brown Elfin

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Rd to Trail Head
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny, barely 50 degrees. Snow still covering nearly 1/2 the road.
(6100-6500ft)

  • Satyr Comma 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 4
  • Mourning Cloak 4

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

Anise Swallowtail was black and white. It was fresh, not worn, and seen from 3 feet away. I’ve seen a couple of these over 20 years of watching.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Anise Swallowtail 1

Dennis Vollmar

Three Lakes WMA
Osceola County, FL

11-3, 82 degrees, sunny, 10mph wind.

Finally found some trace of a Yucca Giant Skipper (2 hatched eggs)

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 30+
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 4
  • Carolina Satyr 16
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 7
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 14
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Arogos Skipper 5
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6

Pearl Crescent

Twin-spot Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Southern Broken-Dash

Oak Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Yucca Giant-Skipper hatched egg

Arogos Skipper

Dennis Vollmar

Osprey Acres Nature preserve
Indian River County, FL

8:30 - 10am, 0-10mph wind, sunny 75-82 degrees

  • Great Southern White 3
  • Oak Hairstreak 3
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Horace's Duskywing

Cassius Blue

Oak Hairstreak

Fiery Skipper

Barbara Peck

Piety Hill Loop of Cloverdale Trail above Clear Creek
Shasta County, CA

I visited this area that has a tremendous amount of Jewelweed, Streptanthus tortuosus, to look for Pearly Marbles. I was surprised to see only 10 during a 3 mile exploration. I was fortunate to find one laying an egg and get some good looks at another nectaring on Jewelweed. Many bumble bees were nectaring on the Jewelweed flowers, most being yellow-faced but also at least 2 other species.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 25
  • Pearly Marble 10
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Common Ringlet 52

Pearly Marble egg

Pearly Marble egg

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pearly Marble

Pearly Marble

Pearly Marble

Robert Emond

Goethe State Park (Cow Creek Rd.)
Levy County, FL

81F, 15 mph wind, partly cloudy 1pm-3pm, until heavy rain

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 55
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Gulf Fritillary

Palamedes Swallowtail

Cloudless Sulphur

Phaon Crescent

Little Metalmark

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Tawny-edged Skipper

Whirlabout

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Whirlabout

Twin-spot Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Gray Hairstreak

Tom Fiore

Hudson Highlands State Park, north of Cold Spring
Putnam County, NY

cloudy start, then partly sunny, brighter at times in p.m. hours, high in mid-60’s F. - the butterflies seen were almost all during the sunny intervals. No photos of these, although attempted along the trail; not many nectar sources easily seen, yet. Also observed and photographed was a tiger beetle, Cicindela limbalis. Most of the Cabbage Whites were seen in the town. The 1 Falcate Orangetip was male and would not stop patrolling on a steep rocky slope! Trail climbed to summit of Mt. Taurus, where at least ‘commas & cloaks” were hilltopping and cavorting; 1 azure also near there.

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 7+

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Started my weekly survey of Fontenelle Forest this week. Today was cloudy for the first part of the hike, with gradual clearing. It was windy.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 16
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Cabbage White

Eastern Comma

Spring Azure

Scott Anderson

Sleeping Turtles Preserve North
Sarasota County, FL

1040am-225pm, 77-82 degrees, partly cloudy, windy. Southern Oak Hairstreaks are uncommon here but may be found at this location in April. Found 12 of them today, more than all last year!

  • Great Southern White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 11
  • Dainty Sulphur 130
  • Oak Hairstreak 12
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 19
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Queen 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Monk Skipper 2

Oak Hairstreak

Monk Skipper

Monk Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Whirlabout

Common Buckeye

Monk Skipper

Great Southern White

Oak Hairstreak

Glenn Koppel

State Game Lands 95
Butler County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 54
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

John and Nancy Crosby

Cherokee Natl Forest
Polk County, TN

  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Dennis Vollmar

Loxahatchee NWR
Palm Beach County, FL

8:30 to 11:00, 75-85, wind 10-15 mph, sunny

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 8
  • White Peacock 7
  • Viceroy 1
  • Soldier 3

Orange-barred Sulphur

Soldier

Soldier

Viceroy

Great Southern White

Steven Glynn

Undisclosed Location
Alleghany County, VA

Beautiful day in the hollows and secret areas where some rare butterflies were being found today.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 14
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 12
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7
  • Grizzled Skipper 2

Grizzled Skipper

Henry's Elfin

Sleepy Duskywing

Zebra Swallowtail

Silvery Blue

Grizzled Skipper

Karen Canon

Albuquerque suburban foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Sunny, mid 70’s, between 10 am and 2pm

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

John and Nancy Crosby

On the Hiawassee River not far from Hiawassee-Ocoee St Pk
McMinn County, TN

A local guided us into the area where Goatsweed or Bride’s Feathers, the host plant, grows along the Hiawassee River on the hilly slopes of a gravel road. The dorsal was dark gray.

  • Dusky Azure 1

Dusky Azure

Roy Cohutta

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA, Almo Tract
Talbot County, GA

11:00-2:30PM, 70-81F, 7-11MPH NW, Rough roads, Some deep sand in spots, Creek Crossings

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 9
  • Carolina Satyr 11
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 3

Pipevine Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Southern Cloudywing

John and Nancy Crosby

Bakewell Mountain on the Cumberland Plateau & Trail.
Hamilton County, TN

72 degrees and sunny.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 3
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 4
  • Sleepy Duskywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10
  • Mottled Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

American Lady

Zebra Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Skipper

Carolina Satyr

Eastern Comma

Juvenal's Duskywing

Pearl Crescent

Falcate Orangetip

Sleepy Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Spring Azure

Dreamy Duskywing

White M Hairstreak

Dale Kennedy

Whitehouse Nature Center
Calhoun County, MI

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Andrew Block

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

  • Cabbage White 5

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA
Dougherty County, GA

10:30AM-3:15PM, Mostly sunny, 74-87F, 3-5MPH Variable, Ground is covered with colorful flowers, Thistle has started to bloom as well

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Snout 4
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 18
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Southern Broken-Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

American Lady

Henry Kindervatter

Mercer County Park
Mercer County, NJ

I arrived around 3:30 pm on a sunny, warm (70º afternoon). No sooner had I stepped out of the car than a Falcate Orangetip did a fly-by. There were no significant nectar sources, so all sightings were of moving insects, apart from a mating pair of Cabbage Whites that briefly landed before flying off before I could get a photo.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 7

John Lampkin

Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

Julias are back after a long hiatus.
2 hours;

  • Great Southern White 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Statira Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Dainty Sulphur abundant
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 2
  • Queen 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2

Julia Heliconian

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

70 and sunny.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Spring Azure 1

Black Swallowtail

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and 64degrees

  • Cabbage White 3

Jeff Gesell

Plainfield and Bushkill Townships
Northampton County, PA

Sunny, light breeze, mid 60s…probably the earliest Black Swallowtails I’ve seen!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Mourning Cloak 3

Cabbage White

Black Swallowtail

Allen Belden

Powhatan State Park
Powhatan County, VA

Mix of sun and clouds. High around 70.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 16
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 17

Juvenal's Duskywing

Mourning Cloak

Falcate Orangetip

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(22-311). Full sun. Emperors just starting to appear. Great total of duskywings. Only one swallowtail.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 24
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 34
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Zebra Heliconian 15
  • Phaon Crescent 11
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 104
  • Viceroy 1
  • Tawny Emperor 7
  • Monarch 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 58
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 5
  • Fiery Skipper 5

American Lady

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Great Southern White

Viceroy

Oak Hairstreak

Linda Cooper

Triple N Ranch WMA
Osceola County, FL

9 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Weather: 66°-85°, winds 8-10 mph, mostly sunny all day. Nectar: thistles, fleabane, Lyonia, aster, iris. LCooper, SFarnsworth, EPerry. Road 1 and Loop Road only.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 25
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 45
  • Great Southern White 14
  • Little Yellow 12
  • Oak Hairstreak 5
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Little Metalmark 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • White Peacock 2
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Georgia Satyr 6
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 17
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Dotted Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 36
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Sachem 1
  • Arogos Skipper 16
  • Delaware Skipper 7
  • Palmetto Skipper 21
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 14
  • Dusted Skipper 14
  • Twin-spot Skipper 18

Arogos Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Monk Skipper

Dusted Skipper, Whirlabout

Tawny-edged Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Northern Cloudywing

Dusted Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Phaon Crescent

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper, Arogos Skipper

Oak Hairstreak

Renee Davis

Albany Pine Bush
Albany County, NY

Nan Wilson and I photographed two out of three Frosted Elfins. Both very different. Also a surprisingly early Mottled Duskywing.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Frosted Elfin 3
  • Mottled Duskywing 1

Mottled Duskywing

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Andrew Block

Rte. 117 exit, Sprain Brook Parkway, Pleasantville,
Westchester County, NY

I’ve seen more Mourning Cloaks already this spring then I have in the last 20 years! A good winter for them I guess. I’ll go years without seeing them usually.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

South Mountain Park, from Mt. Ivy
Rockland County, NY

Quick walk on the trail, with clouds rapidly increasing, temp. to near 70 F. All Falcate Orangetips were males. Just one nymphalid butterfly seen on a trail that typically produces good numbers on sunnier afternoons. Native wildflowers starting to bud or bloom.

  • Cabbage White 8+
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Spring Azure 8+
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

Did our weekly butterfly survey at Lauritzen Gardens today. Really didn’t expect to see anything with the temperature not even 45 degree but there was this one lone butterfly sunning himself.

  • Pearl Crescent 1

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Mark and Holly Salvato

Seminole Ranch Wildlife Management Area, Christmas
Orange County, FL

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 16
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Oak Hairstreak 12
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 18
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 14
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4

Aaron's Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Oak Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Oak Hairstreak

Monk Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

It has been several years since I’ve seen Northern Cloudywings at Rancho San Antonio, so it was a nice surprise to see two of them today. Northern Checkerspots were first of season.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 5
  • Mustard White 10
  • Sara Orangetip 23
  • Bramble Hairstreak 2
  • Brown Elfin 8
  • Spring Azure 28
  • Silvery Blue 5
  • Northern Checkerspot 3
  • Variable Checkerspot 20
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 5
  • Common Ringlet 9
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Propertius Duskywing 5
  • Mournful Duskywing 3

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Silvery Blue

Spring Azure

Northern Checkerspot

Bramble Hairstreak

Common Ringlet

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Edward Perry IV

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

Yard butterflies! There were two laying female Orange-barred Sulphurs, with one patrolling male. The male was impossible to photograph, and gorgeous. Females ovipositing on Cassia alata and Cassia bicapsularis.

  • Great Southern White 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 3
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Orange-barred Sulphur

Great Southern White

Zebra Heliconian

Cloudless Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Orange-barred Sulphur

Brian McGurgan

Backyard, east Anchorage
Anchorage Municipality, AK

My first Milbert’s tortoiseshell of the season.

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Dennis Vollmar

Circle Bar B Reserve
Polk County, FL

3-5 pm, 5-10mph wind, mostly sunny, 85 degrees

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Queen 2

Black Swallowtail

Hackberry Emperor

Carolina Satyr

Andrew Block

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

Freshly emerged male.

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Roy Cohutta

Albany Nursery WMA
Dougherty County, GA

1:00-3:30PM, 70-73F, 4-9MPH SW, Mostly cloudy to overcast. Large weedy fields next to wooded swamps.
The Hoary Edge kept changing perches but remained within an area of about 10 square meters.
The E. Tailed-Blues were looking worn.
I was not able to ID several dark swallowtails that quickly traversed the fields.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • American Lady 7
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Carolina Satyr 14
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 4
  • Confused Cloudywing 1

Hoary Edge

Hoary Edge

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Southern Cloudywing

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Hoary Edge

Hoary Edge

Confused Cloudywing

American Lady

Dennis Holmes

Along the McCloud River at the end of Gilman Rd.
Shasta County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail abundant
  • Anise Swallowtail 3
  • Indra Swallowtail 8
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 1
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Propertius Duskywing abundant

Pipevine Swallowtail

Indra Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Denis C. Quinn

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

First of the year for; Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Spring Azure, and Orange Sulphur.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Clifford Hence

Norwood 19074
Delaware County, PA

Walk from the Rt 420/95 entrance to the Heinz NWR.

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Sootywing 1

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Dennis Holmes

McCloud Bridge area at the end of Gilman Rd
Shasta County, CA

I was only out for 1 1/2 hrs. The Indra sure are having a good year.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail abundant
  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Indra Swallowtail 15+
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 10
  • Silvery Blue 12
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 4
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Propertius Duskywing abundant
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 1

Indra Swallowtail

Melissa Bruesehoff

Chesterfield
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and temp around 60 degrees. First tiger swallowtail.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Edward Perry IV

Seminole Ranch WMA
Orange County, FL

Surveyed for 2.5 hours looking for spring Dukes’ Skipper. The dragonflies were so abundant in this area it makes their presence noteworthy. They were spotted nearly every three feet and competition for food was fierce. They attempted to eat anything small kicked up by my presence. A good time was had by all (which was only me today)!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • White Peacock 14
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Monk Skipper 4

Zebra Swallowtail

Oak Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Monk Skipper

Pearl Crescent

White Peacock

Horace's Duskywing

Oak Hairstreak

Phaon Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Edward Perry IV

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

Surveyed for only an hour at the north end of Powerline Road, looking for spring Dukes’ Skippers. The area has been extensively mowed under the powerline and adjacent natural areas, including ditches. Few nectar sources persist.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6

Monk Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and 62degrees. Two white cabbage butterflies visited

  • Cabbage White 2

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

silvery blue female looking for vetch, which grows in my\
yard.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

63 degrees, mostly cloudy.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • American Copper 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1

American Copper

Question Mark

Ronda G Spink

Chipman Preserve-Galesburg
Kalamazoo County, MI

Starting weather was partly to mostly cloudy, 6mph wind, 59°

Ending weather was partly to mostly cloudy, 6mph wind, 61°

Surveyed for two hours

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Juvenal's Duskywing

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Tom Privett

Folly Farm Nature Preserve-Safety Harbor
Pinellas County, FL

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • White Peacock 2
  • Monarch 5

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Slow day…cooler temps lately - and a classic stubborn Eastern PA cloud cover have kept numbers down.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Rd to Trail Head
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny, around 50 degrees.
Snow on road is melting quickly
6100-6500ft

  • Hoary Comma 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Yvonne Homeyer

Hughes Mountain Natural Area
Washington County, MO

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Olympia Marble 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 29
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 12
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 4
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Sleepy Duskywing

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

Falcate Orangetip

James L. Monroe

River Road toward James River SP off Rte. 60
Buckingham County, VA

mid-60’s and sunny
virtually all butterflies seen were puddling on the damp sandy soil.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 50+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 50+
  • Dreamy Duskywing 7
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Dreamy Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Mike Troyan

Warren Grove WMA
Ocean County, NJ

  • Brown Elfin 6
  • Hoary Elfin 15
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Sleepy Duskywing 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Brown Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Eastern Pine Elfin

Spring Azure

Marcus, Jess & Archer Gray

Matamoras
Pike County, PA

First non-cabbage white observed.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Orange Sulphur

Steven Glynn

Enterprise South Nature Park
Hamilton County, TN

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Yucca Giant-Skipper 2

Yucca Giant-Skipper

Steven Glynn

Stecoah Gap area
Graham County, NC

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • West Virginia White 2
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Dusky Azure 2

Dusky Azure

Dusky Azure

West Virginia White

Roy Cohutta

Laramore Road
Lee County, GA

First 3 miles of Laramore Road north of New York Road (eBird Hot Spot). Sandy Road, (private land on both sides) through agricultural and wooded areas. 66-72F, NW 10-15MPH steady wind, Full Sun.

Black Swallowtail(s) all appeared to be males that did not allow close approach.

Probably many more Cabbage White in fields beyond view.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Snout 2
  • American Lady 8
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Fiery Skipper

Cabbage White

American Lady

American Lady

Viceroy

Cabbage White

Black Swallowtail

American Snout

Renee Davis

Oil City Rd. Liberty Loop, Wallkill NWR
Orange County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

Kakiat Park - mtn. trail & higher elev. power line
Rockland County, NY

A county park in the township of Montebello NY. This adjoins the far-larger Harriman State Park, which takes up parts of 2 NYS counties. Trail we used accesses that larger park, but we hiked just the county park portions, as well as power-line right-of-way that the trail crosses. The majority of species seen were on or close to that power line and require some steep hiking to reach. The Falcate Orangetips & Brown Elfins in particular are likely found almost only on the higher terrain with their host plants, at this park. Sun with temp. to 70+ F., strong SW breezes, on which the Orange Sulphur seen seemed to fly along. Many native wildflowers in bloom or about to. The Tiger Swallowtail & Pearl Crescent were our firsts of the year. We did not linger later in the day, when a chance of other nymphalids might have been better - such as Red Admiral, E. Comma, Lady species, or the rarer, but formerly-regular at this park, Compton Tortoiseshell. Also seen at this site was the tiger beetle Cicindela limbalis, which is regular on trails, rocks in the higher elevations there.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8+
  • Falcate Orangetip 8+
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 6++
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 7
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Brown Elfin

James L. Monroe

Washington Ditch Great Dismal Swamp
Sussex County, VA

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
sunny high 60’s

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 50+
  • Question Mark 1
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 25+
  • Monarch 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Carolina Satyr

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

James L. Monroe

Jericho Lane of Great Dismal Swamp
Suffolk city, VA

1:30 to 3:45 p.m.
low 70’s and sunny

  • Zebra Swallowtail 30+
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 20+
  • Palamedes Swallowtail abundant
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Spring Azure common
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Red Admiral

Henry's Elfin

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

72 degrees and sunny.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1

Spring Azure

Roy Cohutta

Albany Nursery WMA
Dougherty County, GA

1:45-3:45PM, 74-77F, SSW 5-8 MPH, Sunny, Very weedy overgrown fields next to swamp(s).
Two Duskywings not identified.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Monarch 1

Sleepy Orange

Cloudless Sulphur

Sleepy Orange

Carolina Satyr

Cloudless Sulphur

Red-banded Hairstreak

Cloudless Sulphur

Cabbage White

Jeff Gesell

Appalachian Trail along Blue Mountain
Carbon County, PA

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3

Sleepy Duskywing

Mike Troyan

Long Bridge Park in Hainesport
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Falcate Orangetip

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Partly cloudy, breezy, upper 60s. Surprised to see a couple of Gray Hairstreaks this morning…probably my earliest sightings of this species!

  • Cabbage White common
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Spring Azure

Gray Hairstreak

Cabbage White

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA
Dougherty County, GA

11:30AM-3:00PM, 70-74F, NW 13-17 gust to 24 (A windy day) Full Sun, Weedy, Dirt road-sides, fields, Usually close to swamps

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 10
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Viceroy 4
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1

Tawny-edged Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Pleasant 69 degrees today, and a nice showing of butterflies. Surprised to see the Red Admiral, it clearly has seen a few battles and narrow escapes.

Butterflies seen includes a Common Buckeye seen earlier in the week (Monday).

  • Pale Swallowtail 4
  • Mustard White 11
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sara Orangetip 8
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 12
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 5
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Variable Checkerspot 36
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 6
  • California Sister 11
  • Common Ringlet 15
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 5

Lorquin's Admiral

Mylitta Crescent

Northern Checkerspot

Pale Swallowtail

Common Ringlet

Propertius Duskywing

Bramble Hairstreak

California Sister

Mustard White

Red Admiral

Ryan Johnson

Sandy Meadow Open Space (Eastham, MA)
Barnstable County, MA

  • Brown Elfin 5

Brown Elfin

Walter Wallenstein

My yard
Broward County, FL

Plant it, they will come!
Also have caterpillars of quite a few species, including Eastern Black Swallowtails

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 5
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 10
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Atala 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 41
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 2
  • Monarch 6
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1

Polydamas Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Julia Heliconian

Monarch

Great Southern White

Atala

Walter Wallenstein

Long Key Natural Area in Davie
Broward County, FL

Beautiful, breezy day, lepped around from 1:50-3:45. Highest count for me of Fiery Skippers in this park.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 17
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 18
  • Viceroy 3
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 12
  • Monarch 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Fiery Skipper 18
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Ruddy Daggerwing

White Peacock

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Viceroy

Viceroy

Rick Borchelt

Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract
Anne Arundel County, MD

On foot, approx 6 miles, mostly open woods in both mesic and xeric landscapes.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 5
  • Brown Elfin 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing common

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Brown Elfin

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

Two-Tail - a rare visitor to my garden

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1

Andrew Block

below the Newfield Ave. bridge, Merritt Parkway, Stamford,
Fairfield County, CT

First of the year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Denis C. Quinn

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

Most seen in protected areas along pathways in sunny, windy conditions in the low sixties.

  • Cabbage White 14
  • Falcate Orangetip 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 9

Falcate Orangetip

Cabbage White

Juvenal's Duskywing

Michael Diederich

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

First Spring Azure seen at this location for 2021.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

Annual Spring Wildflower Walk 9:30-noon. I continued until 4:30 p.m. 73°-87°; partly cloudy to cloudy to sun late in afternoon; winds: 15-20 mph. Nectar: thistles, pickerelweed, Simpson’s Stopper. With CHuegel, CEvans, GCrocker, PCrocker, JAllyn, PStrauss and others.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 10
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 6
  • Carolina Satyr 20
  • Georgia Satyr 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 15
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Zebra Heliconian

Southern Broken-Dash

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Carolina Satyr

Delaware Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Monk Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Whirlabout

Cassius Blue

Andrew Block

Beaver Dam Rd., Bass River,
Burlington County, NJ

  • Hoary Elfin 2

Andrew Block

Stafford Forge WMA, Stafford Twp.,
Ocean County, NJ

Also had several unid. elfins that wouldn’t land.

  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 6

John J. Collins

Negri-Nepote Grasslands
Somerset County, NJ

Sunny with temps in high 60’s

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

John J. Collins

Raritan Greenway
Somerset County, NJ

Sunny, temps in the high 60’s

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Question Mark 2

Antonia S Krueger

St Petersburg - Residential area
Pinellas County, FL

Midmorning sighting

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Cabbage White

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Glenn Koppel

state Game Lands 95
Butler County, PA

Cool, cloudy and very windy for a spring day.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 3

Meadow Fritillary

Curtis Lehman

Forest Hills
Allegheny County, PA

First one of the year.

  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Bart Jones

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Shelby County, TN

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 28
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Harvester 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Pearl Crescent 26
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 42
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 9

Cloudless Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Harvester

Brian McGurgan

Front yard, east Anchorage
Anchorage Municipality, AK

My first green comma of the season.

  • Green Comma 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 2

Green Comma

Roy Cohutta

Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park
Leon County, FL

Took photos of other species, but just posting some of the skippers here.

The Golden Banded-Skippers (GBS) were located in a very thick understory of tangled vines, head high vegetation and thorny Devil’s Walking-Stick within mixed pine-hardwood forest. It was difficult to move through the vegetation to follow the GBS once located.

During a morning observation (11:03AM), a GBS was observed briefly on the forest floor, under the lowest level of vegetation. This individual then flew to a perch about 7 feet high where it was photographed from a distance and then lost from sight. This wide view photo also gives an idea of the thick tangled understory.

During an afternoon observation (4:22PM) a GBS was photographed perched upside-down underneath various leaves.

For the most part, flight was distinctively slow and usually between waist and head high.

8:15AM-5:00PM, 60-83F, N to E 3-6MPH, Mostly Sunny: Cloud Cover 1-31% (Lot of time spent looking for GBS and photographing other species.)

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 6
  • American Snout 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Golden Banded-Skipper 2
  • Hoary Edge 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Golden Banded-Skipper

Golden Banded-Skipper

Golden Banded-Skipper

Golden Banded-Skipper

Hoary Edge

Hoary Edge

Golden Banded-Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

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

We had 5” of rain at this location after 3 dry weeks so I checked to see if anything new was present. Helitrope was blooming.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 10

Palamedes Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

American Lady

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1

Jim Wilkinson

Trinity Church, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Mike Troyan

Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve
Suffolk County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Spring Azure 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 12

American Lady

Brown Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Spring Azure

James L. Monroe

PA SGL #285
Beaver County, PA

One un-identified Duskywing

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Partly Cloudy, mid-60s, light breeze. It’s been a great year for Gray Hairstreaks…FOY Eastern Tailed Blues today as well!

  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 10
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

Sunny, 85 degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1

Juniper Hairstreak

Meadow Fritillary

Glenn Koppel

Moraine State Park
Butler County, PA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 14
  • Cabbage White 32
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 3

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

White M Hairstreak

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot
Orange County, NY

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Meadow Fritillary 1

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

With Della Wells. 10am to 12:30pm; air temperature 65-81; 3-5 mph gusts from ESE.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

Bear Mt. park, including the summit and Doodletown trail
Rockland County, NY

Weather hazy sun & mild, 60’s-70’s F., with clouds on the increase for mid-afternoon visit. Some hill-topping activity among the butterflies at summit area. Numbers of Brown Elfins near their blueberry host-plants were likely higher than that given here. A possible Dreamy Duskywing also seen too-briefly (expected for area). 1 Cicindela sexguttata, the Six-spotted Tiger Beetle was noticed. Good wildflower diversity in bloom in limited areas at river-level, more so than on the higher elevation where plants were still in early stages of bloom.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6-8++
  • Brown Elfin 15+
  • Spring Azure few
  • Pearl Crescent 4+
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4-6+

Brown Elfin

Linda Cooper

Triple N Ranch WMA
Osceola County, FL

9:30 am-5:00 pm. Weather: 70°-85°, winds 8-12 mph, sunny to partly cloudy. Nectar: thistles, blackberry, lantana, oxalis. Most thistles past bloom but it was a skipper party on those that weren’t. LCooper, SFarnsworth, DFraser, MMancuso, EPerry.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 35
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 9
  • Great Southern White 30
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 8
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 3
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye 25
  • White Peacock 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Georgia Satyr 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Dotted Skipper 5
  • Whirlabout 12
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Arogos Skipper 10
  • Delaware Skipper 8
  • Palmetto Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 4
  • Dusted Skipper 98
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3

Ceraunus Blue

Zarucco Duskywing

Carolina Satyr

Delaware Skipper, Arogos Skipper, Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Little Yellow

Dusted Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Dusted Skipper

Palmetto Skipper, Gray Hairstreak

Dusted Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Dotted Skipper, Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Delaware Skipper, Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

Busy working and our warmest day and of the year so far in the upper eighties under a mixed sky of clouds and sun. I am sure I missed a lot of sightings. I saw two dark Swallowtail butterflies at a long distance and would not even guess their identity.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and 79 with some humidity when observing late afternoon

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Karen Canon

Albuquerque, suburban foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Sunny, midday, landed on rosemary flower

  • Common Sootywing 1

Renee Davis

Roosa Gap Fire Tower
Sullivan County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 12

Gray Hairstreak

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jeff Gesell

Plainfield/Bushkill Townships
Northampton County, PA

Very warm, breezy with gusts at times, 80 degrees. First of year Clouded Sulphur, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Spicebush Swallowtail, Pearl Crescent, and a very early Northern Cloudywing! Unfortunately nobody wanted to sit still long enough for photos…

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Mike Troyan

Edgewood Oak Brush Preserve, powerline cut 4-28-21
Suffolk County, NY

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue abundant
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 15

Silver-spotted Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

JoAnna N Clayton

Personal residence
Pinellas County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1

Fulvous Hairstreak

Jim Wilkinson

Elkridge area
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Pearl Crescent

Roy Cohutta

Willson Nature Area
Dougherty County, GA

Few species in this small in-town area, but several friendly individuals.
An American Snout landed on the truck.
Several Hackberry Emperors landed on me.
A Question Mark posed for photos.

11:05AM-1:25PM, 75-84F, SW 10-18MPH, Mostly Sunny, Cloud Cover 46-50%.
Swamp to slightly upland pine and hardwood.

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Question Mark 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 7
  • Carolina Satyr 5

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Dennis Holmes

McCloud River Bridge area at end of Gilman Rd.
Shasta County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail superabundant
  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Indra Swallowtail 30
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 4
  • Pale Swallowtail 16
  • Mustard White 10
  • Spring Azure 10
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 4
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 10
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Propertius Duskywing common
  • Mournful Duskywing 4
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 2
  • Persius Duskywing 1

Indra Swallowtail

Indra Swallowtail

Mustard White

Mournful Duskywing

Northern Checkerspot

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Fun shooting in my spring garden. Warmer today at 86 degrees!

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Whirlabout 4

Palamedes Swallowtail

Whirlabout

Salt Marsh Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary

Jeanette Klodzen

Aspen Grove Trail to Timpanogos Falls
Utah County, UT

6900-7465ft elevation

  • Mustard White 1
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Stewart Falls Trail (Aspen Grove)
Utah County, UT

6900-7550ft in elevation

  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Satyr Comma
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Mourning Cloak

Noelle Pelsor

Greenwood, residential backyard, lilac bush
Johnson County, IN

Observed the swallowtail flying then landed in my lilac bush.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail