May 2021 Sightings

Michael Diederich

Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Sleepy Hollow
Westchester County, NY

2:30 - 3:30 PM: Western Meadows of Park.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 70 +
  • Clouded Sulphur 70 +
  • Orange Sulphur 9

Andrew Block

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

  • Hoary Elfin 5+
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 1

Andrew Block

Whitesbog, Brendan Byrne S.F., Browns Mills,
Burlington County, NJ

Surprised at how few butterflies were around.

  • Spring Azure 8+
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

Butterfly walk for 5 AmeriCorps & Sparrow Techs, CWelch, MEScheidt, LCooper. 10 a.m.-noon. Weather: 77°-89°,sunny, light winds. Nectar: thistles.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 9
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 5
  • Tawny Emperor 3
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Georgia Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dusted Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3

White Peacock

Dusted Skipper

Dennis Holmes

Turtle Bay at Sundial Bridge
Shasta County, CA

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Umber Skipper 2

Umber Skipper

Umber Skipper

Harry Zirlin

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

Sunny but windy. A late year. Diversity and number of individuals down for this date compared to most years.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Falcate Orangetip 8
  • American Copper 9
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Hoary Elfin 30+
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 6
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Spring Azure 9
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 8
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Juniper Hairstreak

Eastern Pine Elfin

Mark and Holly Salvato

Seminole Ranch Wildlife Management Area, Christmas
Orange County, FL

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Phaon Crescent 6
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • White Peacock 6
  • Viceroy 12
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 16
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Byssus Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 8
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

First Monarch of the season.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

We went to several locations hoping to see some spring butterflies. We were a little disappointed because of some habitat management that was done in one of our favorite Frosted Elfin sites.

Weather was off and on-it started out mostly sunny, 54°, 14mph winds. It changed almost every hour. It would be sunny, then cloudy, then sunny and we ended the day with mostly cloudy, 70°, 14-17mph wind.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Olympia Marble 5
  • Frosted Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 15
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Olympia Marble

Juvenal's Duskywing

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Stephen Ziegler

Penn State Harrisburg Campus
Dauphin County, PA

Went for a walk next to campus, small field behind student housing with wildflower and weed overgrowth.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Old Shellman Road near Intersection Priester Road NE
McIntosh County, GA

Sparkleberry in full bloom!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Cloudywing

Oak Hairstreak

Zebra Swallowtail

Great Purple Hairstreak

Spicebush Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Our first Gray Hairstreaks here today on Helitrope. American Snout is most unusual at this location.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 7
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 25
  • Ocola Skipper 2

American Snout

Clouded Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Phaon Crescent

Ocola Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Common Buckeye

American Lady

Karen Canon

Tingley Ponds
Bernalillo County, NM

Around 8:30 am in marshy area. Sunny, low 60’s.

  • Pearl Crescent 1

Pearl Crescent

Roy Cohutta

Albany Nursery WMA
Dougherty County, GA

The lone Eastern Tailed-Blue was quite worn (see photo).
1:15-3:00PM, 78-81F, NE-E 5-15MPH, Mostly Clear, 20% Cloud Cover, Weedy fields next to wooded swamp

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 9
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Carolina Satyr 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Hoary Edge

Black Swallowtail

American Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Robert Emond

Ochlockonee River WMA
Leon County, FL

  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 12

Oak Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Robert Emond

St. Marks NWR
Wakulla County, FL

  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Palatka Skipper 1

Palatka Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Palatka Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Trinity church, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Horace's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Mike Freeman

Central Park, Manhattan - in the Conservatory Garden
New York County, NY

Both of the species are possibly firsts-of-year for the park or even for the county. In most years, Sootywing is not a common sight here, despite its English first name.

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1

Tom Fiore

Van Cortlandt Park, woodlands only
Bronx County, NY

Spicebush Swallowtails were each males and appeared very freshly-emerged. The Summer Azure is the usual species of azure found in this park, the true “spring” forms are all rare, or very rare there. We have seen at least occasional “Summer” azures in N.Y. City in the spring months, including in other places where the ‘spring’ forms would be rare to very rare. Also, this is not an earliest date for Summer azure in N.Y. City. Today’s visit was very late, but with warmth & sun, a few nice observations.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15++
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Linda Cooper

Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve area
Sumter County, FL

9:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Weather: 78°-87°, mostly sunny, light winds. Helping with survey for Dukes’ Skippers in area where it is hard to know which agency/entity is in charge or the actual name of the property. The survey area is North Grade Rd to Center Grade Rd and return to Hwy. 471. Loop is 15.5 miles. Nectar: thistles, buttonbush, palmetto, Spanish needles, pickerelweed. DFraser, LCooper

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 14
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 4
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 11
  • Phaon Crescent 35
  • Pearl Crescent 80
  • Red Admiral 1
  • White Peacock 135
  • Viceroy 21
  • Appalachian Brown 8
  • Carolina Satyr 16
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 14
  • Zarucco Duskywing 6
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 7
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Monk Skipper 9
  • Twin-spot Skipper 22
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Dorantes Longtail

Gulf Fritillary

Viceroy

Ocola Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

White Peacock

Monk Skipper

Oak Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Steven Glynn

Key Largo
Monroe County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Schaus' Swallowtail 1
  • Bahamian Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 6
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Julia Heliconian 13
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Florida Purplewing 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Hammock Skipper 1

Bahamian Swallowtail

James L. Monroe

SGL #173 off Ridgemont Rd.
Beaver County, PA

sunny, high 70’s
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Renee Davis

Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve
Suffolk County, NY

With Steve Rosenthal

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue abundant
  • Spring Azure abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing abundant

Eastern Pine Elfin

Spring Azure

Juvenal's Duskywing

American Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Ronda G Spink

Virtue Cider Farm
Allegan County, MI

Weather was sunny, 72-75°, 18-20mph winds

Ronda Spink, Pam Dehnke, and Dennis Dunlap

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 49
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

The weather was sunny, 79-81°, and 19-20mph winds. We went to several different locations.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Olympia Marble 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Silvery Blue 17
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10

Eastern Pine Elfin

Stephen Ziegler

Penn State Harrisburg Campus
Dauphin County, PA

Standing outside my apartment right off campus drinking coffee. Saw a Monarch fly by. It looked faded not as bright as other Monarchs. It didn’t land however. Flew strongly.

  • Monarch 1

Mike Troyan

Warren Grove
Ocean County, NJ

  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Hoary Elfin 10
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Question Mark

Eastern Pine Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

Hoary Elfin

Hessel's Hairstreak

Brown Elfin

Robert Emond

Plank Rd WMA
Jefferson County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Striped Hairstreak 6
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Whirlabout 1

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Phaon Crescent

Striped Hairstreak

Phaon Crescent

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Whirlabout

American Lady

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot
Orange County, NY

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Sparkleberry Near the intersection of Shellman Bluff Rd & Priester Rd
McIntosh County, GA

90 degrees, breezy.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 9
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Northern Cloudywing

Little Wood-Satyr

Dun Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Jim Wilkinson

Maple Lawn
Howard County, MD

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Jeanette Klodzen

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

Sunny, near 70 degrees
Started at 3pm

  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 2

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Did part of our weekly survey at Fontenelle Forest on May 4. Saw an eclosure of Pearl Crescents. It was around 60 degrees, windy but sunny. We were out for around 1 hour

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 16
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 43
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Dainty Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Gorgone Checkerspot

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

It was only around 55 degrees and wind gust up to 20 mph but it was sunny.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 8

Curtis Lehman

Round Hill Park
Allegheny County, PA

First of year Monarch was an ovipositing female.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Monarch 1

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Partly to mostly cloudy, upper 70s, light breeze. Had the opportunity to observe an extremely territorial Mourning Cloak continually chase away a Spicebush Swallowtail from a sunny corner on the trail…

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Mourning Cloak

Roy Cohutta

Fall Line Sandhills West WMA
Taylor County, GA

The Buckeye photos shows sandy soil of the Fall Line Sandhills.
Variegated Fritillary appeared to be ovipositing. Left the pics wide to show the plant (They were long distance shots anyway).
Two photos of identical Whirlabout individual.
Not many butterflies, but wind probably played some role.
11:00AM-2:00PM, 76-83F, SE 9-24MPH At times very windy, Mostly Cloudy, Cloud Cover 83>55%

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 9
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Whirlabout 1

American Lady

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Mike Reese

Northwest of Mount Morris on DNR lands
Waushara County, WI

I have been observing Henry’s Elfin here for over 30 years at one of the southernmost locations in Wisconsin.

  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7

Henry's Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent `
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

American Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Andrew Block

Sandy Hook GRA, Middleton Twp.,
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Copper common
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Jim Wilkinson

Western Regional Park
Howard County, MD

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Juvenal's Duskywing

Ronald Hedden

Tibbits State Forest
Rensselaer County, NY

Slow start to butterfly season here, with nothing besides Cabbage Whites seen until today.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 1

Spring Azure

Harry Zirlin

Jackson Township, Warren Grove, vicinity of Chatsworth
Ocean County, NJ

Still a very late or very poor year at locations I’ve been visiting for 30+ years. Only species seen in good numbers was the Azure species.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Hoary Elfin 14
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 40+
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Sleepy Duskywing 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 9

Hessel's Hairstreak

Spring Azure

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 19
  • Acmon Blue 7
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet 25
  • Propertius Duskywing 5
  • Mournful Duskywing 2

Common Ringlet

Propertius Duskywing

Mustard White

Mylitta Crescent

Pale Swallowtail

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 2

Pipevine Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA
Dougherty County, GA

74-80F, NW 7-14MPH, Mostly Sunny, Cloud Cover 11>1%, 12:00 noon-3:00PM, Fields and dirt roads near/next to swamps

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 3
  • American Lady 10
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 9
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1

Horace's Duskywing

Pipevine Swallowtail

American Lady

Cabbage White

Queen

Spicebush Swallowtail

Monarch

Common Buckeye

American Snout

Andrew Block

Tuckahoe WMA, Tuckahoe,
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 6+
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Andrew Block

S.R. 72, MM9, Woodland Twp.,
Burlington County, NJ

  • Hessel's Hairstreak 2
  • Spring Azure 4+
  • American Lady 1

Tom Palmer

Crooked Lake WEA
Polk County, FL

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 8
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Little Metalmark 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 2
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Twin-spot Skipper

Carolina Satyr

Little Metalmark

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Bo Zaremba

Key Largo
Monroe County, FL

Hoping to see a Shaus’ Swallowtail on my FL vacation, I was amazed to see 18 in 5 hours of walking. I was even more amazed when processing the pictures to find I had photographed a pair of mating Bahamian Swallowtails!

  • Schaus' Swallowtail 18
  • Bahamian Swallowtail 2
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Julia Heliconian common
  • Zebra Heliconian common

Schaus' Swallowtail

Schaus' Swallowtail

Bahamian Swallowtail

John J. Collins

Fiddler's Creek Preserve
Mercer County, NJ

Sunny, temps in the 60’s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2

Jeff Gesell

Martin Wildlife Sanctuary
Northampton County, PA

Suboptimal day…cloudy, cool, mid-60s. Rain predicted for the next 3 days, so I figured I’d sneak out for a bit and was rewarded with the FOY Silver Spotted Skippers and Zabulon Skipper!

  • Cabbage White common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Roy Cohutta

Albany Nursery WMA
Dougherty County, GA

Photos: Female Whirlabout Flower-hopping 3-shot Sequence (and a dorsal view).

Last time here (01 May: https://sightings.naba.org/sightings/19206) I found and photographed only one (1) very worn Eastern Tailed-Blue. Today there were at least 10 very fresh ones.

74-76F, NW 14-22MPH (Constantly quite windy), Clear, Cloud Cover 5>2%, Fields next to swamps, 2:00 - 4:30PM

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Renee Davis

Wurtsboro Cemetary
Sullivan County, NY

  • American Copper 1

American Copper

Ken Wilson

Escondido backyard
San Diego County, CA

Sightings for the past week.Yard activity has been slow.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Monarch
  • Umber Skipper

Ken Wilson

Tijauana River Valley, Imperial Beach
San Diego County, CA

Mostly cloudy, mid 60s. This activity is below expectations for this location at this time. The season is well behind in many locations.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Red Admiral

Bo Zaremba

Key Largo
Monroe County, FL

3 different locations in Key Largo.

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Schaus' Swallowtail 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Julia Heliconian common
  • Zebra Heliconian common
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • Florida Purplewing 2
  • Hammock Skipper 1

Hammock Skipper

Florida Purplewing

Florida Purplewing

Karen Canon

Albuquerque foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Midday, sunny, high 70’s

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Marine Blue 3
  • Painted Lady 1

Roy Cohutta

Darton College
Dougherty County, GA

Plenty of flowers to look through for small butterflies, but few found.

73-83F, SE-SW 10-23MPH, Mostly Sunny, Cloud Cover 8>25%, 11:00-1300.

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1

American Lady

Gray Hairstreak

Jim Wilkinson

Mount Pleasant Howard Conservancy
Howard County, MD

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Zebra Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

John and Nancy Crosby

Cherokee WMA, Zeb Entrance
Cherokee County, OK

Temp 55 at 10 and heavily overcast but sunny 30 minutes later! Up to 70 degrees and heavily overcast again by 4. Butterfly activity sun dependent.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 20
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 20
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 5
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Hoary Edge 8
  • Southern Cloudywing 7
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Confused Cloudywing 2
  • Outis Skipper 20
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 4
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Bell's Roadside-Skipper 10

Common Roadside-Skipper

Bell's Roadside-Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Outis Skipper

Bo Zaremba

Deering Estate
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Dina Yellow common
  • Cassius Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian common
  • Variegated Fritillary 0
  • Monarch 1
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Hammock Skipper 1

Cassius Blue

Zebra Heliconian

Hammock Skipper

Polydamas Swallowtail

Dina Yellow

Dina Yellow

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Yesterday was not a day for butterflying with high near 60 degrees and more clouds than sunshine but still did first part of weekly survey. It was a day of first sightings for Monarch, American Lady, Silver Spotted Skipper, Orange Sulphur and Eastern Tailed Blue

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Gorgone Checkerspot

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Lady

Roy Cohutta

Fall Line Sandhills WMA
Taylor County, GA

The Variegated Fritillary photographed appeared to be ovipositing.

74-80F, W 3-7MPH, Mostly Cloudy 79-76% Cloud Cover

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye common

Palamedes Swallowtail

Variegated Fritillary

Jeanette Klodzen

Corner Canyon
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny - started 8am-10am
Hiked Canyon Hollow to Ghost Fails Trail and over to Clarks Trail.

  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • California Tortoiseshell 1

Jeanette Klodzen

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

Sunny, 70 degrees.
Started around 3pm.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 1

Steven Glynn

Sandhill WMA
Wood County, WI

Primarily doing a dragonfly hunt, but enjoyed some active butterfly activity.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Olympia Marble 4
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Olympia Marble

Meadow Fritillary

Mark and Holly Salvato

South Llano River State Park, Junction
Kimble County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Lyside Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 20
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 12
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Marine Blue 6
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Vesta Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Red Satyr 8
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Green Skipper 12
  • Dun Skipper 40

Marine Blue

Red Satyr

Dun Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Red Satyr

Red Satyr

Reakirt's Blue

Oak Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Question Mark

Green Skipper

Great Purple Hairstreak

Green Skipper

Scott Anderson

Aria Preserve
Sarasota County, FL

This Tiger approached as we were having dinner. I’ve seen only 2 in Sarasota County and this is the first in 2 years. A common butterfly elsewhere, very rare here.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

was sunny and 62 degrees. Saw the first Monarch in the garden along with the first Common Sootywing.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Common Sootywing 1

Black Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Monarch

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Common Sootywing

Pearl Crescent

JoAnna N Clayton

Personal residence
Pinellas County, FL

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Statira Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1

Horace's Duskywing

Monk Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny low humidity and light breeze. Temp of 62. First common checkered visited cert garden #2490.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

John Crosby

Flanagan Prairie
Franklin County, AR

Late afternoon after rain day before.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Steven Glynn

Riley Lake Natural Area
Price County, WI

Sunny, warm at 67 degrees, dry conditions.

  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 14
  • Mourning Cloak 8
  • Red-disked Alpine 3
  • Dreamy Duskywing 4

Dreamy Duskywing

Brown Elfin

Red-disked Alpine

Red-disked Alpine

Mark and Holly Salvato

Fort Stockton area
Pecos County, TX

  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Poling's Hairstreak 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 4

Poling's Hairstreak

Poling's Hairstreak

Poling's Hairstreak

Poling's Hairstreak

Poling's Hairstreak

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Sightings include five species seen May 11, which are noted without the numbers.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Pale Swallowtail 11
  • Mustard White 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sara Orangetip x
  • Tailed Copper 2
  • Gorgon Copper 3
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Dotted Blue 3
  • Silvery Blue x
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 25
  • Mylitta Crescent x
  • Variable Checkerspot 165
  • California Tortoiseshell 4
  • Red Admiral x
  • Lorquin's Admiral 26
  • California Sister 11
  • Common Ringlet 12
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • Umber Skipper x

California Tortoiseshell

Tailed Copper

Dotted Blue

Gorgon Copper

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

With Della Wells. Clear, calm, and sunny, air temperature 58-65 F.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 26
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Marcus & Archer Gray

Neversink River Preserve (TNC)
Orange County, NY

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

It seems early for a Sachem.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Sachem

Meadow Fritillary

Linda Cooper

Shoal Creek Park
Bibb County, AL

10:15a.m.-12:30 p.m. Weather: 70°-73°. Walked trails in meadows and along creek. Beautifully maintained Montevallo city park. LCooper

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Carolina Satyr 17
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1

Little Wood-Satyr

Swarthy Skipper

Carolina Satyr

American Snout

Jeanette Klodzen

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

Road is still closed. Walked from road to trail head and then to the meadow. Trail is still cover in foot+ of snow - some openings.

  • Satyr Comma 1

Steven Glynn

Lost Creek Snowmobile Trail, near Sherman, WI
Iron County, WI

Near intersection of WI-47 and WI-182.

  • Henry's Elfin 7
  • Spring Azure 5

Henry's Elfin

Laurel Rhodes

Lost Maples State Natural Area in Vanderpool
Bandera County, TX

With Dusty Rhodes, Becky Neill, Dot Maginot (photos), Sherry Wilson, Lee Haile. Overcast, then sunny late morning. Low 70s, winds 5-10mph. Spring is late this year at the park. Main nectar sources: Antelope Horn Milkweed, Verbenas, Straggler Daisy.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 19
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Juniper Hairstreak 16
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 11
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Satyr 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 7

Pipevine Swallowtail

Juniper Hairstreak

Question Mark

Red Satyr

Ron Smith

Glacier National Park
Flathead County, MT

Great weather 35-65. Sunny.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 5
  • Hoary Elfin 7
  • Western Pine Elfin 15
  • Spring Azure 20
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Green Comma 35
  • Mourning Cloak 50

Hoary Elfin

Anise Swallowtail

Green Comma

Mustard White

Spring Azure

Western Pine Elfin

Mourning Cloak

Denis C. Quinn

Turkey Point, Rogues Harbor parking lot, North East, MD 21901
Cecil County, MD

Along the road (MD 272) to Turkey Point there were only a few Zebra Swallowtails seen, however on the parking lot of Rogues Harbor, a boat launch facility, there was a hillside of blooming Blackberry and Multiflora Rose, where my first Zabulons and Zebra Swallowtails were seen.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 16

Zebra Swallowtail

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny and 75 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Roy Cohutta

Albany Nursery WMA
Dougherty County, GA

74-76F, NE 9-11 MPH, Clear, Cloud Cover 8-14%, 1400-1615, Mostly walked around the fields which were near small swampy area.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 9
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near town of Beaver
Beaver County, PA

Pipevines in middle of first of three broods for southwest PA.
All were seen taking minerals from damp sand along Ohio River.
1:15 to 2:15, sunny, and 70.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 28
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Mark and Holly Salvato

Greens Peak Rd, near Springerville
Apache County, AZ

  • Melissa Blue 2
  • Field Crescent 4
  • Variable Checkerspot 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Afranius Duskywing 2
  • Mountain Checkered-Skipper 8

Afranius Duskywing

Variable Checkerspot

Field Crescent

Variable Checkerspot

Field Crescent

Melissa Blue

Mountain Checkered-Skipper

Mountain Checkered-Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Starting weather: Partly to mostly cloudy, 55°, 11mph wind
Ending weather: Partly to mostly cloudy, 66°, 12mph wind
Start time: 10:00am
End time: 3:25pm

Ronda Spink, Pam Dehnke, Dennis Dunlap

We went to several locations including: 41st Street/121st Ave., 123rd Ave./48th Street, 36th Street, 49th Street, 126th Avenue, and 42nd Street

Ronda Spink Pam Dehnke, and Dennis Dunlap

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Olympia Marble 7
  • American Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 60

Juvenal's Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Olympia Marble

Bo Zaremba

Miami
Miami-Dade County, FL

A 1.5 hour stop on the way to the airport at Castellow Hammock.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 6
  • Zebra Heliconian common
  • White Peacock 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Dainty Sulphur

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Spicebush Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Mostly sunny, light breeze, 70s. Despite warmer weather for a few days numbers seem a bit down…

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Mourning Cloak

Pearl Crescent

Charlie Osterberg

Chandler
Maricopa County, AZ

On a Mexican Sunflower

  • Marine Blue 1

Marine Blue

Roy Cohutta

West Dougherty Co. Rural Roadsides
Dougherty County, GA

78-79F, NE>E 7-10 MPH, Clear, Cloud Cover 2-7%, 1345-1615. Rural roadsides near swamps.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Fiery Skipper

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Whirlabout

Phaon Crescent

American Lady

Northern Broken-Dash

Monarch

Horace's Duskywing

Clouded Skipper

John Crosby

Embudito Canyon, Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

Beautiful Apache Plum and many other fresh nectar plants but few butterflies related to drought.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Sandia Hairstreak 1
  • Thicket Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 10
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Short-tailed Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 3
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 1

Sandia Hairstreak

Rocky Mountain Duskywing

Bronze Roadside-Skipper

Thicket Hairstreak

Two-tailed Swallowtail

Mourning Cloak

Sara Orangetip

Short-tailed Swallowtail

John And Nancy Crosby

Embudito Canyon Trail, Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

Limited butterflies probably related to drought. Hiked 3 hours saw Apache Plum in full bloom and many other fresh nectar plants.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Sandia Hairstreak 1
  • Thicket Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 10
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Short-tailed Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 3
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 1

Andrew Block

Grace Salmon Park, Westport,
Fairfield County, CT

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Linda Cooper

Oak Mountain State Park
Shelby County, AL

10 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Weather: 70°-82°, light winds, mostly sunny. Sparkleberry was abundant on the Green Trail. Yucca Giant-Skipper caterpillars found on Yucca filamentosa along with hatched and unhatched eggs.
POgard, LCooper.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Striped Hairstreak 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 15
  • American Snout 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 30
  • Hoary Edge 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Striped Hairstreak

Hoary Edge

Hoary Edge

Little Wood-Satyr

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Red-spotted Purple

Northern Cloudywing

Banded Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Harry Zirlin

Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

Still a very slow start and far fewer species and individuals present than normal. Eastern Pine Elfin uncommonly seen here. Three caterpillars seen of Harris’ Checkerspot

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 10+
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Harris' Checkerspot caterpillar

Eastern Pine Elfin

Renee Davis

Nellie Hill Preserve
Dutchess County, NY

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Cobweb Skipper 6

Cobweb Skipper

American Lady

Ronda G Spink

Chipman Preserve-Galesburg
Kalamazoo County, MI

Starting weather: Partly cloudy, 66°, 8mph wind
Ending weather: Partly cloudy, 72°, 4mph wind
Start time: 1:10pm
End time: 5:35pm

We also saw what has been declared to be a Cherry Gall Azure (Celastrina serotina) ovapositing on the galls on Black Cherry

Ronda Spink and Pam Dehnke

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 15
  • American Copper 28
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Silvery Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 20
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 1
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Spring Azure

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Roadside-Skipper

Spring Azure

American Copper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

First time the American Lady visited certified butterfly garden. Sunny with some breeze, temp of 63.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 1

Karen Canon

Albuquerque suburban foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Mid 80’s, many garden flowers blooming including meadow sage, evening primrose, chocolate flower, roses, and yarrow.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Marine Blue 5

Marine Blue

John and Nancy Crosby

Three Gun Trail, Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

Glorious array of nectar plants in bloom but very few butterflies probably related to drought. Hiked 3 hours and saw 3 butterflies! Metalmark was just emerged.

  • Marine Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1

Mormon Metalmark

Jim Wilkinson

Marriottsville Area Patapsco State Park
Howard County, MD

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Steven Glynn

Moquah Barrens
Bayfield County, WI

  • Hoary Elfin 4
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 30
  • Western Tailed-Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 50
  • Silvery Blue 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 16
  • Dreamy Duskywing 12
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 75

Hoary Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Western Tailed-Blue

Silvery Blue

Dreamy Duskywing

Ken Wilson

Various locations from desert to forest environments
Washoe County, NV

The drought has greatly impacted this area. Very few individuals were seen during my 4 days in the area. One no ID white and no ID sulphur were also observed.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Western White
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Square-spotted Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Coronis Fritillary
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot
  • Juba Skipper

Sagebrush Checkerspot

Square-spotted Blue

Edward Perry IV

Seminole Ranch WMA
Orange County, FL

A check for spring Dukes’ Skipper where it has been historically seen came up negative. There is still a noticeably large dragonfly population that is probably keeping the butterfly population low. Surveyed with WWallenstein & SMcLeod from 8:30 a to 1 pm. A good time was had by all.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 7
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Viceroy 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Red-banded Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Viceroy

Great Purple Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Purple Hairstreak

Swarthy Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Roy Cohutta

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA
Talbot County, GA

The Cofaqui Giant-Skipper flew by and landed on the opposite side of a tree in deep shade out of my view. I moved to where I could see the Cofaqui. The Cofaqui was extremely backlit and the light was varying quite a bit as I was taking photos. The Cofaqui became aware of my presence and shuffled sideways on the tree out of my view again. I moved around to the other side for a couple more photos before the Cofaqui flew away.

70-81F, SE 7-14 MPH, Clear, Cloud Cover 16>49%, 0930-1530. Fall Line Sandhills Habitat with lots of yucca.

  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • American Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Cofaqui Giant-Skipper 1

Cofaqui Giant-Skipper

Cofaqui Giant-Skipper

Cofaqui Giant-Skipper

Cofaqui Giant-Skipper

Barred Yellow

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Starting weather: Clear, 72°, 8-10mph wind
Ending weather: Partly cloudy, 85°, 8-10mph wind
Start time: 11:35am
End time: 4:00pm

We went to several different locations mainly surveying for Frosted Elfins

Ronda Spink, Pam Dehnke, Dennis Dunlap, Ashley Colewick, and Mitch Lettow

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 11
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Olympia Marble 7
  • American Copper 1
  • Frosted Elfin 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 13

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Olympia Marble

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Trailside Yarrow is in full bloom, main attractant for checkerspots at present. Unfortunately the Leaniras were not on it.
Leaniras and Rural Skipper were FOS.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Mustard White 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Tailed Copper 4
  • Gorgon Copper 1
  • Spring Azure 38
  • Leanira Checkerspot 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 46
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 85
  • California Tortoiseshell 9
  • Lorquin's Admiral 26
  • California Sister 27
  • Common Ringlet 8
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 5
  • Rural Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 5

Mylitta Crescent

Umber Skipper

Mylitta Crescent

Gorgon Copper

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

It was a terrible day for butterflying but with the whole week going to be rainy with brief periods of dryness we went anyway. it was 100% cloud cover and around 68 degrees. The grass was still wet from the rain.

  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Least Skipper

Red Admiral

Common Sootywing

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Partly Cloudy, light breeze, upper 70s. FOY Monarchs, Viceroy, and Red-Banded Hairstreak…

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Viceroy

Hobomok Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA (West Side)
Calhoun County, GA

One Horace’s Duskywing looked worn (photograph). Others looked in good shape. They were flying around a field with much tall Vervain (Verbena) and count is a low estimate.

80-84F, SE 12-19MPH, Partly Cloudy, Cloud Cover 48%, 1245-1500, Weedy feeds and roadsides.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Black Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Ronald Hedden

Green Mountains west of Stamford
Bennington County, VT

Searching for Early Hairstreaks at a known location, but none were found.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 1

Eastern Pine Elfin

Linda Cooper

Cahaba Rive National Wildlife Refuge
Bibb County, AL

Not much in bloom along River Trace. 11 am - 2 pm Weather: 76°-82°, clear to partly cloudy and breezy.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Carolina Satyr

Question Mark

Silver-spotted Skipper

Steven Glynn

Sax-Zim Bog area
St. Louis County, MN

  • Mustard White 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Spring Azure 13
  • Mourning Cloak 9
  • Dreamy Duskywing 6

Dreamy Duskywing

Mustard White

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

in mid 70’s but 90% cloudy. Were able to see a few butterflies. Saw 2 Monarchs, they are moving further north.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Ryan Johnson

Pochet Island, Orleans MA (near Cape Cod National Seashore)
Barnstable County, MA

Species encountered while birding. More individuals were likely present; three is a minimum count.

  • Bronze Copper 3

Bronze Copper

Jeff Gesell

2 parks south of Easton along the Delaware
Northampton County, PA

Sunny, light breeze, mid-80s. Wi Hit Tuk Park and Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary…about 5 miles apart. FOY American Lady, Peck’s Skippers and Little Wood Satyrs…

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Hobomok Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 5

Zabulon Skipper

American Lady

Little Wood-Satyr

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Andrew Block

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

  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jim Wilkinson

Elkridge area
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Silver-spotted Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Rd to Trail Head
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny, near 70 degrees
Start just before 3pm

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Mustard White
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near town of Beaver
Beaver County, PA

only between 11 and 11:30
sunny and 80
all sightings were of butterflies on sandy bank of Ohio River

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 13
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Renee Davis

Lonesome Bay State Forest
St. Lawrence County, NY

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 2
  • West Virginia White 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Silvery Blue 6
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Renee Davis

Chaumont Barrens Preserve
Jefferson County, NY

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Hoary Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 14
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Dreamy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Columbine Duskywing 3

Ronda G Spink

Al Sabo Preserve
Kalamazoo County, MI

Starting weather: Partly cloudy, 84°, 11mph wind
Ending weather: Mostly cloudy, 84°, 11mph wind
Start time: 3:45pm
End time: 6:09pm

Ronda Spink, Jason Rutgers

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Chilly low 60s and windy, but sheltered sunny glades had good activity.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Pale Swallowtail 10
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Tailed Copper 4
  • Gorgon Copper 1
  • Spring Azure 12
  • Dotted Blue 6
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 21
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 71
  • Lorquin's Admiral 20
  • California Sister 20
  • Common Ringlet 10
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Rural Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 5

Acmon Blue

Mournful Duskywing

Mylitta Crescent

Pale Swallowtail

Tailed Copper

Propertius Duskywing

Pale Swallowtail

Northern Checkerspot

Northern Checkerspot

Northern Checkerspot

Northern Checkerspot

Gorgon Copper

Dotted Blue

Acmon Blue

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

With Della Wells; 9:00 am - 1:30 pm; sunny, 64-75F

  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Three Guns Trail, Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

It was 69 degrees when we started hiking, temperature reached 75 by the end of our 2 1/2 hour hike. There was a profusion of fresh blooms all along the trail we saw a few bees and grasshoppers but practically no butterflies.

  • Marine Blue 2

John and Nancy Crosby

Cibalo Natl Forest, Embudito Canyon, Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

It was 75 degrees when we began hiking and reached 85 during our afternoon hike of 4 hours. We checked lots of fresh blooms of thistle, Scorpion tail, Bear Grass, Nettles, Verbana & numerous other native plants we could not identify. It rained night before last and the ground remains wet & there are pools of water in several places in the Canyon. Butterfly activity is very low related to the drought. We had one unidentified white.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Marine Blue 6
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 1
  • Viereck's Skipper 2

Viereck's Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Orange Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sachem

Jim Wilkinson

Marriottsville Area, Patapsco State Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Monarch

Question Mark

Ronald Hedden

Pittstown State Forest
Rensselaer County, NY

  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Eastern Pine Elfin

Mark and Holly Salvato

Embudito Canyon, Cibola National Forest, Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

  • Sandia Hairstreak 4

Sandia Hairstreak

Sandia Hairstreak

Sandia Hairstreak

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny breezy and 88 degrees. Two Black Swallowtails emerged from chrysalides that were formed last fall.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Black Swallowtail

Renee Davis

Lonesome Bay State Forest
Jefferson County, NY

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 2
  • West Virginia White 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Silvery Blue 6
  • Mourning Cloak 3

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Viceroy

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot.
Orange County, NY

The Copper was really worn already.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1

American Copper

Roy Cohutta

Albany Nursery WMA
Dougherty County, GA

Banded Hairstreak was very worn.

83-87F, E 13-19 MPH Constantly Windy, Partly Cloudy to Clear, Cloud Cover 43 to 27%, 1400-1630, weedy fields and swamp edges.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Long-tailed Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

American Lady

Cloudless Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Gray Hairstreak

Daniel Becker

Townsend Park
New Castle County, DE

Monarch moving east through the park’s northern perimeter

  • Monarch 1

Bart Jones

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

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Orange Sulphur 21
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Silvery Checkerspot 8
  • Question Mark 7
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 13
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Least Skipper

Red Admiral

Silvery Checkerspot

Andrew Block

Bear Spring Mtn. WMA, Walton,
Delaware County, NY

Also had a very mangled Polygonia sp.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent common

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5

Zabulon Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Nellie Hill Preserve
Dutchess County, NY

Last year on May 25, we had our first springtime sighting in the northeast of Giant Swallowtail at Nellie Hill Preserve. Today we saw 4! Nellie Hill appears to be a stronghold of this species, with consistent annual sightings in August and now in May for two years in a row.

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Cobweb Skipper

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Starting weather: Clear, 84°, 9-10mph wind
Ending weather: Clear, 84°, 9-10mph wind
Start time: 2:30pm
End time: 6:30pm

We went to several different locations including: 59th Street, 52nd Street Marsh, 120th Ave./51st Street, 120th Ave. east between 51st Street and pipeline, 120th Ave. at the pipeline right of way, 122nd Ave. at the pipeline right of way west of 48th Street, 48th Street (Olympia Marble Site) at the pipeline right of way, and a Frosted Elfin Site (we parked along M-89 1/4 of a mile west of 48th Street

Ronda Spink and Dennis Dunlap

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 17
  • Olympia Marble 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 2
  • Purplish Copper 4
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 9
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Monarch 1
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 11

Northern Cloudywing

Purplish Copper

Olympia Marble eggs

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

First Monarch visit at certified butterfly garden #2490. Sunny and 81 with some breeze.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1

Mike Troyan

Key Largo, Bahia Honda Key, Big Pine Key, No Name Key, Sugarloaf Key, Stock Island
Monroe County, FL

25+ MPH winds Thurs thru Sat put a damper on things but Manageable.

  • Giant Swallowtail 6
  • Great Southern White 15
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Large Orange Sulphur 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Julia Heliconian 15
  • Mangrove Buckeye 8
  • White Peacock 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 4
  • Hammock Skipper 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Florida Duskywing abundant
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Mangrove Skipper

Schaus' Swallowtail

Monk Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Mangrove Buckeye

Hammock Skipper

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Large Orange Sulphur

Julia Heliconian

Great Southern White

John and Nancy Crosby

Water Canyon Road
Socorro County, NM

The gravel portion of the road had lots of fresh nectar plants but along the paved road nothing but parched grass. Winds were 25-35 gusting to 50 mph. Butterflies tended to hunder down once on a plant so we just kept shooting until we got a shot in focus! (We choose this location because it was raining around Albuquerque.)

  • Mormon Metalmark 2
  • Uncas Skipper 2
  • Viereck's Skipper 1

Mormon Metalmark

Uncas Skipper

Viereck's Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

The Box, BLM Lands
Socorro County, NM

Extremely dry, many nectar plants were dried but others green from recent rain. We walked the wash in Box Canyon. We had 2 unidentified butterflies, one a sulphur, one orange.

  • Marine Blue 2
  • Orange Skipperling 7

Orange Skipperling

Marine Blue

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

85 degrees and cloudy.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White common
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Sachem 8

Red-banded Hairstreak

Spicebush Swallowtail

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA, West Side
Calhoun County, GA

75-84F, E 8-13 MPH, Partly Cloudy, Cloud Cover 37 to 51%, 1000-1400, Weedy fields, Dirt road-sides, Upland Pine Woods. Wild Leek, Dragon’s Head Lily, Vervain (Verbena), Flebane, Some small patches of milkweed in the pine woods, Many other small flowers blooming.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 10
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1

Gray Hairstreak

Variegated Fritillary

Long-tailed Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Gray Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Barred Yellow

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Michael Diederich

Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Sleepy Hollow
Westchester County, NY

Western Meadows from 8:10 - 9:20 AM.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Spring Azure 1

Sheila Rosenberg

Sterling Forest
Orange County, NY

11:15 to 2:30 pm. Sun early, cloudy and windy later. Very warm. Path paralleling Long Meadow Road with brief stop end of Ironwood Road.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12+
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Partly sunn, breezy and humid with 86degrees early afternoon. Saw first Silver-spotted Skipper on the phlox flowers.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot
Orange County, NY

Hot for here (90F)! Grass skippers are picking up.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Dale Bonk

Bernheim Forest
Bullitt County, KY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph common
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Northern Pearly-eye

Zabulon Skipper

Mike Troyan

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
Miami-Dade County, FL

Everglades were a wash, salvaged the day at Fairchild

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 8
  • Zebra Swallowtail abundant
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary abundant
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • Monarch abundant
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Florida Duskywing 3
  • Monk Skipper 3

Horace's Duskywing

Monk Skipper

Polydamas Swallowtail

Dainty Sulphur

John and Nancy Crosby

Embudito Canyon Trail
Bernalillo County, NM

Temperature 70 degrees, we hiked from 9:30-1pm. We saw lots of fresh verbena, some fresh thistle, fresh scorpion tail and numerous other fresh nectar plants.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 4
  • Sandia Hairstreak 3
  • Marine Blue 6
  • Mormon Metalmark 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 4

Marine Blue

Mormon Metalmark

Sandia Hairstreak

Sandia Hairstreak

Brian McGurgan

Crow Creek Road, Girdwood (61.002911, -149.084853)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Early-season sighting on a sunny afternoon in late May. We had hoped to picnic further up Crow Creek Road but found the upper end of the narrow, rough road blocked by deep snow and had a challenge turning the car around to come back down. We ate lunch at a small pull-off with views of distant mountain goats on the slopes below snowpack, and several faded Milbert’s Tortoiseshells chased each other and sunned themselves on the road.

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 4

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Ahmet Baytas

Sherburne NWR
Sherburne County, MN

Most butterflies were seen on Mahnomen Trail.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Silvery Blue 18
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 8
  • Hobomok Skipper 14
  • Dusted Skipper 2
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 11

Mark and Holly Salvato

White River Lake
Crosby County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Marine Blue 3
  • Acmon Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 12
  • Fulvia Checkerspot 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Outis Skipper 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Green Skipper 2
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Checkered White

Outis Skipper

Outis Skipper

Outis Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Marine Blue

Green Skipper

Green Skipper

Fulvia Checkerspot

Acmon Blue

Fulvia Checkerspot

Renee Davis

Old Gick Farm
Saratoga County, NY

With Mary Collier

  • American Copper 6
  • Frosted Elfin 24
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 49
  • Dreamy Duskywing 12
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Mottled Duskywing 2
  • Cobweb Skipper 3

American Copper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Dreamy Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Cobweb Skipper

Frosted Elfin

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot
Orange County, NY

FOY Common Sootywing.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Roy Cohutta

Tazewell
Marion County, GA

Made a quick stop in historic Tazewell, Georgia to study a kaleidoscope of Fiery Skippers. Photos include both male and female Fiery.

Habitat: Street-side planted flowers in a rural Georgia town.

92F, Variable 2-4 MPH, Partly Cloudy, Cloud Cover 35%, 1550-1605.

  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 8

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Roy Cohutta

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA, Almo Tract
Talbot County, GA

Georgia Fall Line Sandhills habitat. Identified over 10 plants in bloom, and there appeared to be many more species with flowers.

The Zebra Swallowtail and Common Buckeye were on the milkweed look-a-like Hemp Dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum) in the photos.

72-90 F, Variable 2-4 MPH, Mostly Clear, Cloud Cover 10-34%, 0900-1520.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 3

Zebra Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Harry Zirlin

Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

Brown Elfin uncommon at this site and seems a late date.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 4
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 30+
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 40+
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 50+
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 20+
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Dusted Skipper

Brown Elfin

Ahmet Baytas

Buffalo River State Park
Clay County, MN

  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Monarch 8

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

The first Monarch eggs were spotted on milkweed on certified garden #2490. A very hot sticky and windy day.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Monarch eggs

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Looking for Leanira Checkerspots, finally had a few but only in a 15 minute window,
1:15 to 1:54 PM, very local. Tailed Coppers sporadic along the trail.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Tailed Copper 7
  • Spring Azure 36
  • Leanira Checkerspot 5
  • Northern Checkerspot 25
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 46
  • Lorquin's Admiral 16
  • California Sister 14
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Rural Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 2

Leanira Checkerspot

Tailed Copper

Leanira Checkerspot

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

With Della Wells. 10am to 1:30pm; air temperature 61-72F; moderate breeze; initially thin cloud covering but clearing later in the day.

  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 20
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Ahmet Baytas

Forest River Park
Cass County, ND

Cloudy, very windy, in upper 30s at dawn, low 50s in the afternoon. I thought I would not see a sigle butterfly today, though birding along the Red River was great.

  • Mustard White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Northern Crescent 2
  • Monarch 6

James L. Monroe

SGL #285
Beaver County, PA

sunny, 80, noon to 1 p.m.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Little Wood-Satyr 11

Little Wood-Satyr

Renee Davis

Bear Mountain and Iona Island
Rockland County, NY

With Marge Gorton

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 12
  • Monarch 1

Little Wood-Satyr

Black Swallowtail

John and Nancy Crosby

Water Canyon Road
Socorro County, NM

Wildflowers were on 1/2 mile of gravel within 1 mile of Hwy 60. 84 degrees on arrival at 11, sunny but wind increased dramatically after 12. We counted up to 100 Morman Metalmarks & stopped trying to count them! Sometimes a tiny clump of daisies would have over a dozen and 1 flower would have 5!

  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark abundant
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Uncas Skipper 16
  • Viereck's Skipper 1

Mormon Metalmark

Mormon Metalmark

Mormon Metalmark

Acmon Blue

Viereck's Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Uncas Skipper

Lenny Brown

Brooker Creek Preserve, Tarpon Springs
Pinellas County, FL

8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, mostly sunny, 75 to 82 deg. F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 16
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1

Jim Wilkinson

Marriottsville Area, Patapsco State Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 6

Little Wood-Satyr

James L. Monroe

SGL #150
Lawrence County, PA

sunny but cool, 70 degrees, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 15

Zabulon Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Venice Kelly

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

this has been a very chilly spring in the mountains and many cloudy days. sun this morning and 57F
11AM to 12:30 PM

  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Hoary Elfin 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Edwards' Fritillary 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 2

John and Nancy Crosby

Embudito Canyon Trail, Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

Hiked 10:15-3:15 Temperatures 72-84. Sunny. There was alot of activity near the Bear Grass and nectar plants in the area. We had an actual count of 30 individuals.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 3
  • Sandia Hairstreak 30
  • Marine Blue 6
  • Viereck's Skipper 2

Sandia Hairstreak

Marine Blue

Viereck's Skipper

Viereck's Skipper

Sandia Hairstreak

Sandia Hairstreak

Sandia Hairstreak

Sandia Hairstreak

Sandia Hairstreak

Sandia Hairstreak

Jeff Gesell

Ballas Park and Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Partly cloudy, breezy, 75 degrees. First Common Checkered-Skippers of the year…unfortunately would not cooperate for photos…

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 15

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Zabulon Skipper

Lenny Brown

USF Botanical Gardens, Tampa
Hillsborough County, FL

9:30 AM- 11:00 AM, sunny, 75 to 85 deg. F

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Polydamas Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Mill D South Trail to Cardiff Mine (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Sunny with highs in mid-70s
Trail clear to the meadow, partial snow to the tailing piles and snowpack to the mine. All butterflies were seen below the tailing pile.

  • Mustard White
  • Spring Azure
  • Hoary Comma 1
  • Juba Skipper

Ken Wilson

Lake Hodges, Escondido
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, mid 80s. One no ID white. The season continues to be underwhelming.

  • Square-spotted Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Pleasant day at RSA with David Rawlinson, Sarab Seth, Tom Peterson, Nancy Asquith.

Leanira Checkerspots in good condition were the highlight of the day, far more than I have previously seen at RSA.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Pale Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Tailed Copper 11
  • Sylvan Hairstreak
  • Spring Azure 54
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Coronis Fritillary 2
  • Leanira Checkerspot 56
  • Northern Checkerspot 17
  • Variable Checkerspot 29
  • Lorquin's Admiral 17
  • California Sister 6
  • Common Ringlet 0
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Rural Skipper 9
  • Umber Skipper 5

Leanira Checkerspot

Leanira Checkerspot

John and Nancy Crosby

Embudito Canyon, Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

Hiked from 9:30-2:30 with temperature ranging from 70 to 87 degrees and sunny. One unidentified white.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Sandia Hairstreak 25
  • Marine Blue 7
  • Acmon Blue 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 1
  • Green Skipper 1
  • Viereck's Skipper 2
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 1

Dainty Sulphur

Gray Hairstreak

Viereck's Skipper

Sandia Hairstreak

Green Skipper

Lenny Brown

Florida Botanical Gardens, Largo
Pinellas County, FL

12:30 PM- 1:30 PM, sunny, 85 to 93 deg. F

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 6
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • Monarch 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1

Lenny Brown

Hammock Park, Dunedin
Pinellas County, FL

9:45 AM- 10:45 AM, mixed sun and clouds, 75 to 80 deg. F

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Zebra Heliconian 6
  • White Peacock 18
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Tom Palmer

Pasture Reserve
Lake County, FL

Nuttall’s Thistle main nectar source; Grass Skippers mostly absent

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 56
  • Zebra Heliconian 13
  • Variegated Fritillary 15
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Zebra Heliconian

Red-banded Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Eufala Skipper

Ken Wilson

Eastern portion of SD County
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 86 degrees. Conditions were very dry.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Square-spotted Blue
  • Mylitta Crescent

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Clear skies with some breeze, low humidity and 62 degrees. First peck skipper visited garden.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Mark and Holly Salvato

Seminole Ranch Wildlife Management Area, Christmas
Orange County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • White Peacock 15
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

White M Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

Spicebush Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Starting weather: Clear, 64°, 8-11mph wind
Ending weather: Mostly clear, 64°, 8-11mph wind
Start time: 4:10pm
End time: 6:10pm

I went to three locations including: 49th Street, 42nd Street (Silvery Blue Site), and 42nd Street (Karner Blue Site)

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3

Edwards' Hairstreak caterpillar

Olympia Marble caterpillar

Olympia Marble caterpillar

Silvery Blue

Giant Swallowtail

Edwards' Hairstreak caterpillar

Ken Wilson

Escondido backyard
San Diego County, CA

Week ending report.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Marine Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Monarch
  • Umber Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Embudito Canyon, Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

Temperature ranged from 70 at 9:20 & when we completed our 5 hour hike it was 82 degrees and quit windy. Sunny until the last 45 minutes with clouds rolling in. All of our butterflies in Embudito Canyon have been seen in the first 1/2 mile prior to where you climb the rocks to proceed on the trail.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 6
  • Sandia Hairstreak 20
  • Marine Blue 7
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Canyonland Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 4
  • Meridian Duskywing 1
  • Orange Skipperling 1
  • Green Skipper 1
  • Viereck's Skipper 2
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 1

Weidemeyer's Admiral

Sandia Hairstreak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Hackberry Emperor

Canyonland Satyr

Jim Wilkinson

West Friendship area
Howard County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Ronald Hedden

Interstate 88 Eastbound, Worcester rest area
Otsego County, NY

Silvery Blue has been seen at this location for three of the past four years.

  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Ringlet 4

Silvery Blue

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Trail
Morgan County, UT

Sunny with temps near 80 degrees
Only hiked for 2 miles.

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Large Marble
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Silvery Blue
  • Relict Fritillary
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Common Ringlet
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juba Skipper

Ken Wilson

Multiple locations to include Mt Laguna
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 78 degrees, calm winds.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • California Dogface
  • Great Copper
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Square-spotted Blue
  • Melissa Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Painted Lady
  • California Sister
  • Juba Skipper

Melissa Blue

Great Copper

Boisduval's Blue

Square-spotted Blue

Acmon Blue

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Finally a day without 100% cloud cover and temperatures in the 70. A great day for butterflying. Went on one of the trails that I do the weekly survey on.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 19
  • Common Sootywing 5
  • Least Skipper 106
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Sootywing

Least Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Cabbage White

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dainty Sulphur

John and Nancy Crosby

Water Canyon Rd near Socorro
Socorro County, NM

Temperature was 65 when we arrived at 10:15 and up to 72 when winds increased with and sky was completed overcast by 12. Most of the Sonoran & Marine Blues and Uncas Skippers were quite worn. Marine Blue in photo is oviposting.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Marine Blue 5
  • Reakirt's Blue 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Mormon Metalmark 30
  • Variegated Fritillary 16
  • Uncas Skipper 1

Clouded Sulphur

Reakirt's Blue

Marine Blue

Variegated Fritillary

Uncas Skipper

Uncas Skipper

Mormon Metalmark

Acmon Blue

Acmon Blue

Acmon Blue