July 2021 Sightings

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Weather was partly cloudy-clear, 73-75°, 5-7mph wind
Survey time from 11:30am-5:45pm
We went to several locations

Ronda Spink and Dennis Dunlap

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • American Copper 18
  • Coral Hairstreak 7
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 18
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 9
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Tawny Emperor 3
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • European Skipper 14
  • Mulberry Wing 1
  • Dion Skipper 8
  • Dun Skipper 5

Coral Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Appalachian Brown

Dion Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dion Skipper

Linda Cooper

Dinner Island Ranch WMA
Hendry County, FL

Searching for Ruddy Daggerwing because there is so much host plant here. One possible flyover but could not relocate. 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.(rain); 82°-88°, mostly sunny, light winds. Nectar: thistle, pickerelweed, Spanish needles.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • White Peacock 12
  • Viceroy 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Queen 12
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Three-spotted Skipper

Whirlabout

Zebra Heliconian

White Peacock

Fiery Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Queen

Southern Broken-Dash

Sachem

Melissa Bruesehoff

Norwood
Carver County, MN

Several Clouded Sulphur butterflies in the countryside! The milkweed has eggs, but no Monarch caterpillars. Observation was during late morning.Sunny, humid and hot temps with a drought so far this season.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 30+
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Melissa Bruesehoff

Chaska
Carver County, MN

  • Monarch 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Minneapolis
Hennepin County, MN

Sunny, humid afternoon of 90degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 4

Barb Sendelbach

Backyard - Lafayette
Sussex County, NJ

Banded Hairstreak series. This is for Jeffrey Glassberg.
Late instar larva collected from Butternut on 6/13/21
Prepupal 6/17/21
Pupation completed 6/20/21
Day 11 - Eclosed morning of 7/1/21

  • Banded Hairstreak 1

Final Instar

Late Instar

Pupa

Pupal Casing

Banded Hairstreak

Late Instar

Ashley Gardner

Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail
Salem city, VA

AR03
E.05L

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1

Northern Pearly-eye

Melissa Bruesehoff

Minneapolis
Hennepin County, MN

Sunny, slight breeze, and 90 degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 5

Melissa Bruesehoff

Chasks
Carver County, MN

Sunny and 88degrees

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 1

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

Rain last night & this morning; cloudy in afternoon. Temp in seventies.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Little Glassywing

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

American Copper

Ahmet Baytas

Mount Ashland.
Jackson County, OR

Very dry! 7 am to 5 pm.

  • Clodius Parnassian
  • Becker's White
  • Western White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Western Sulphur
  • Lilac-bordered Copper
  • Sooty Hairstreak
  • Brown Elfin
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Spring Azure
  • Dotted Blue
  • Arrowhead Blue
  • Silvery Blue
  • Northern Blue
  • Greenish Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Lupine Blue
  • Arctic Blue
  • Coronis Fritillary
  • Zerene Fritillary
  • Callippe Fritillary
  • Great Basin Fritillary
  • Atlantis Fritillary
  • Hydaspe Fritillary
  • Pacific Fritillary
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • Hoffmann's Checkerspot
  • Field Crescent
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Hoary Comma
  • West Coast Lady
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • Common Ringlet
  • Propertius Duskywing
  • Pacuvius Duskywing
  • Persius Duskywing
  • Sonoran Skipper

Tom Peterson

Foothills Park, Palo Alto
Santa Clara County, CA

It seems like we have a second generation of Brown Elfins here in the coastal range in July.

  • Brown Elfin 2

Brown Elfin

Brian McGurgan

Campbell Creek Estuary Natural Area
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Warm and sunny with temperatures in the high sixties and strong wind. Blossoming clover was abundant along with bunchberry and cow parsnip. The wind might have discouraged more butterfly activity, but I found several greenish blues flying mostly low to the ground along the Meadow Loop Trail.

  • Greenish Blue 3

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Brian McGurgan

Windy Point (about twenty miles south of Anchorage along the Seward Highway)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Warm and sunny with temperatures in the mid sixties but with very strong wind. So strong that wildflowers, grass, and bushes were whipped around and blown flat against the ground. I looked for any butterflies in warm, sunlit spots that were somewhat protected from the buffeting wind and only found two tiger swallowtails. Both were clinging to bushes and getting blown around roughly.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 2

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

Sunny, temp in seventies. My first Variegated Fritillary of the year.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Dun Skipper 3

Pearl Crescent

Variegated Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Meadow Fritillary

Little Glassywing

Black Swallowtail

Jeanette Klodzen

Silver Lake to Twin Lakes Pass (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Cloudy turned sunny — temps in mid-50s when started.
Silver Lake, Lake Solitude, Twin Lakes Pass and back to Silver Lake.
~8700 - ~10,000ft

  • Clodius Parnassian
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Mustard White 1
  • Large Marble 1
  • Acmon Blue
  • Chryxus Arctic 1

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA, West Side
Calhoun County, GA

Photos of female Fiery Skipper are of the same individual.

Seems like a good year for Hoary Edge.

1230-1415, 83-85F, SW 4-10 MPH, Cloud Cover 83>67% with some drizzle at times. Coastal Plain of Georgia; Today mostly on dirt/gravel roadsides in upland planted pine areas with swamps nearby.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Hoary Edge 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1

Pearl Crescent

Hoary Edge

Long-tailed Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Gray Hairstreak

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkridge area
Howard County, MD

fresh-looking Little Wood-Satyr in early July is unusual but has occurred before in this area

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Little Wood-Satyr

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Erie Bluffs State Park
Erie County, PA

Quick stop while traveling

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 5

Melissa Bruesehoff

Norwood
Carver County, MN

Mostly sunny humid morn.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 38
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 11
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

John J. Collins

Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

Temps in the 70’s - mostly cloudy

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7

Robert Bell

Leonard Preserve
Washtenaw County, MI

Part of the SW Washtenaw NABA Butterfly count.
9:30AM to 6:38PM. 5 miles. Walking.
Weather: Cloudy and cool AM. Becoming sunny and mild in the afternoon.
Observers: Roger Kuhlman, Jackie Riley, Jeff Pavlik and Robert Bell

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 14
  • Acadian Hairstreak 17
  • Banded Hairstreak 11
  • Hickory Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 29
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 38
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 12
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 34
  • Eyed Brown 1
  • Appalachian Brown 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Common Wood-Nymph 93
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Southern Cloudywing 5
  • Least Skipper 10
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Long Dash 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 11
  • Little Glassywing 6
  • Delaware Skipper 56
  • Mulberry Wing 103
  • Dion Skipper 7
  • Black Dash 11
  • Dun Skipper 3

Ahmet Baytas

Crater Lake national park
Klamath County, OR

Very low diversity. High numbers of Hoffman’s Checkerspot and Clodius Parnassian. Otherwise low numbers. Whites, Edith’s Checkerspots, Anise Swallowtail hilltopping at Garfield Peak.
I am not 100 sure about the Square Spotted Blue but it looked good with broad marginal black line on forewing below and big square spots.

  • Clodius Parnassian common
  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spring White 3
  • Western White 6
  • Square-spotted Blue 1
  • Dotted Blue 3
  • Greenish Blue 2
  • Boisduval's Blue 2
  • Arctic Blue 2
  • Coronis Fritillary 1
  • Pacific Fritillary 16
  • Hoffmann's Checkerspot common
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Edith's Checkerspot 8
  • Hoary Comma 1

Barbara Peck

Home at Silo Ct, Anderson, CA
Shasta County, CA

There were more butterflies visiting my yard today than most of the past days. The Orange Sulphur, a female, is an infrequent visitor, last seen in the yard in 2017. Temps have been over 99, mostly over 100, for many days.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Marcus Gray & Family

Gray farm east of Meadville
Linn County, MO

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 2

Pearl Crescent

Roy Cohutta

Albany Nursery WMA
Dougherty County, GA

Basically everyday nice butterflies and sweating a lot. Walked slowly around a large weedy field.

1315-1440, 86-89F, NE 5-7 MPH, Cloud Cover 33%, Coastal Plain of Georgia, WMA managed for dove, fields with nearby swamps.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Sleepy Orange 15
  • Gulf Fritillary 20
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Sleepy Orange

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Trail
Morgan County, UT

54-84 degrees. Walked 3 miles of the trail and then back. Incredible number of CA Tortoiseshells today! Extremely dry conditions, found many butterflies puddling on vegetation on the pond today. (And almost got runover by a Mom moose and calf. She was running my way to escape a guy approaching her on a bike. Extremely close encounter.)

  • Clodius Parnassian 1
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Mustard White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Lilac-bordered Copper
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Callippe Fritillary
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • Northern Crescent
  • Field Crescent
  • Hoary Comma 1
  • California Tortoiseshell superabundant
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral
  • Small Wood-Nymph 1
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Russet Skipperling
  • European Skipper

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near town of Beaver
Beaver County, PA

mid-70’s, sunny, around 1 p.m.
quick walk along Ohio River
second brood of Pipevines now present

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 17
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1

Ken Wilson

Tijauana River Valley, Imperial Beach
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 80s, wind not a factor.

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Sylvan Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Red Admiral
  • Lorquin's Admiral

Sylvan Hairstreak

Mourning Cloak

Lorquin's Admiral

Ronda G Spink

Parfet Prairie, Hickory Corners
Barry County, MI

Weather was hazy, 82-86°, 8-10mph wind

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 6
  • Monarch 18
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Common Sootywing 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 10

Monarch eggs

Delaware Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

clouded sul egg

Baltimore Checkerspot

Ronda G Spink

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

Weather was hazy, 88°, 8mph wind

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 22
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 29
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 3

Ken Wilson

Escondido backyard
San Diego County, CA

Sightings for the past week.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Marine Blue
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Monarch
  • Mournful Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper

Denis C. Quinn

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

Almost no grass skippers have been seen here, even with blooming Butterfly bush and Lantana.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Little Glassywing 2

American Snout

Orange Sulphur

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Red-spotted Purple

Orange Sulphur

American Snout

American Snout

Ronald Hedden

Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Albany County, NY

Soggy butterflies were easy to photograph after several days of rain.

  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue abundant
  • Delaware Skipper 1

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Delaware Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Dennis Vollmar

FAU campus, Parliament Hall
Palm Beach County, FL

The university has a nice planting of Coontie and the Atalas have found them. There were 88 caterpillars and 76 adults

  • Atala 76

Atala caterpillars

Atala

Atala

Brian McGurgan

Eureka Summit pull-off (Glenn Highway mile 129.3)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK

Temperatures nearing 70° with mostly clear skies, bright sun, and a light breeze. Lots of wildflowers along the scenic pull-off, and beautiful views of the snow-capped Chugach Mountains and spectacular Nelchina Glacier. This is the highest spot along the Glenn Highway with an elevation of 3,322 ft. Blue butterflies were observed along the parking area during a brief 20 minute stop at the pull-off.

  • Silvery Blue 1
  • Greenish Blue 4

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Silvery Blue

Brian McGurgan

Alascom Access Road (Glenn Highway Mile 118.4)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK

Warm sunny afternoon with mostly clear skies and a light breeze, temperatures in the high sixties. This gravel road travels down from the highway across beautiful boggy and bushy tundra past Knob lake and up the Knob, a hill formed by ancient glacial activity.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 1
  • Palaeno Sulphur 8
  • Greenish Blue 2
  • Arctic Blue 1
  • Frigga Fritillary 1
  • Arctic Fritillary 4
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Red-disked Alpine 3

Greenish Blue

Red-disked Alpine

Arctic Blue

Arctic Blue

Arctic Fritillary

Palaeno Sulphur

Canadian Sulphur

Frigga Fritillary

Arctic Fritillary

Palaeno Sulphur

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Mostly sunny, humid and 91.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Brian McGurgan

Matanuska Glacier State Recreation Site (Glenn Highway Mile 101.1)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK

Beautiful sunny day with mostly clear skies, occasional clouds, light breeze, and temperatures in the high sixties. I roamed the area around the Matanuska Glacier overlook and the wildflowers around the parking area but saw almost no butterflies. Two light-colored butterflies chased each other down the slope from the overlook but too far away to identify. A tiger swallowtail had flown in front of the car as we approached the pull-off so I’ve counted it for this location. Just as I was about to open the car door to move on, a small blue butterfly fluttered by and I followed it until the butterfly paused at the latrines. Interestingly, my last sighting of a Cranberry Blue was on July 4th 2020 at Denali National Park (Yukon blue is the local subspecies).

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cranberry Blue 1

Cranberry Blue

Ahmet Baytas

Soda Mountain
Jackson County, OR

Very dry.

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Western White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Western Sulphur 1
  • Great Copper 1
  • Edith's Copper 15
  • Gorgon Copper 1
  • Purplish Copper 18
  • Lilac-bordered Copper 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Western Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Northern Blue 2
  • Greenish Blue 2
  • Boisduval's Blue 7
  • Lupine Blue 1
  • Zerene Fritillary
  • Callippe Fritillary
  • Great Basin Fritillary
  • Atlantis Fritillary
  • Hydaspe Fritillary
  • Pacific Fritillary
  • Northern Checkerspot 3
  • Mylitta Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 2
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Sonoran Skipper 1
  • Woodland Skipper 1

Ryan Johnson

Cold Brook Preserve
Barnstable County, MA

  • Red Admiral 1

Harry Zirlin

Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

With Seth, Rick and Emily and part of the Northern Westchester Count. All numbers from memory and may be different from official tallies.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • American Copper 50+
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Striped Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 40+
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 12
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 26
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Appalachian Brown 50
  • Little Wood-Satyr 24
  • Common Wood-Nymph 200+
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Hoary Edge 3
  • Southern Cloudywing 6
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 12
  • Crossline Skipper 8
  • Northern Broken-Dash 16
  • Little Glassywing 150
  • Delaware Skipper 100+
  • Dion Skipper 4
  • Black Dash 16
  • Dun Skipper 40

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Dion Skipper

Mourning Cloak

John J. Collins

Canal Road, Waywayanda SP
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks - 7 participants. Sunny, temps in high 70’s.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • European Skipper 2

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 3

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Pearl Crescent

Dun Skipper

American Copper

Jeff Gesell

Liberty State Park
Hudson County, NJ

Breezy, mostly sunny, 80s. Incidental sights on a stroll through the park…a Duskywing was also present but couldn’t get a definitive ID…

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Renee Davis

Dryden area
Tompkins County, NY

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Bog Copper 23
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Appalachian Brown 12

Appalachian Brown

Northern Pearly-eye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

John and Nancy Crosby

Finzel Swamp near Frostburg
Allegany County, MD

As soon as the path with bridges opened into a meadow John spotted our target ‘Black Dash’ on pink clover! We hiked 2 hours but saw few butterflies.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • European Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Black Dash 1

Black Dash

Appalachian Brown

Peck's Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Brant Reif

Loveland Pass
Clear Creek County, CO

Only ventured for about an hour before the altitude got to my son. The Freija Fritillary and Grizzled Skippers were on the Summit County side of the pass.

  • Freija Fritillary 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 3
  • Magdalena Alpine 1
  • Melissa Arctic 1
  • Grizzled Skipper 3

James L. Monroe

Buzzard Swamp
Forest County, PA

11:00 to 3:00 p.m.
slight overcast at times, humid, low 80’s
impossible to count exact number of grass skippers but several of most species.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Striped Hairstreak common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary common
  • Aphrodite Fritillary common
  • Atlantis Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 6
  • European Skipper several
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing several
  • Delaware Skipper several
  • Dun Skipper several

Tawny-edged Skipper

Striped Hairstreak

Aphrodite Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Had great day butterflying the first half of the survey at Fontenelle Forest. It was around 83 degrees, sunny with slight breeze.

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 220
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 90
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 13
  • Tawny Emperor 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Common Sootywing 4
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Checkered-Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

Cabbage White

Tawny Emperor

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Monarch Waystation #2490 had two Monarchs visit the butterfly garden. Some eggs were found on swamp milkweed leaves.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Hot, low 90s, breezy with gusts, mostly cloudy…the hike was unfortunately cut short really early with heavy thunderstorms that moved into the area - hence minimal numbers/species. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was a dark form female…

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6

Pearl Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Cabbage White

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 3

Great Spangled Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Roy Cohutta

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA-Fort Perry Tract
Marion County, GA

1100-1300, 79-83F, SE 5-10MPH, Cloud Cover 72%, Georgia Sandhills Habitat. Flash needed today due to dark conditions. Overcast may have contributed to low butterfly count.
Both male and female Zarucco were in the same small area.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 10
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

'Summer' Spring Azure

Zarucco Duskywing

Zarucco Duskywing

Southern Cloudywing

Jim Wilkinson

Race Road, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1

Ronald Hedden

Dyken Pond Environmental Center
Rensselaer County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Bog Copper 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Atlantis Fritillary 2
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • White Admiral 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

White Admiral

Peck's Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Cunningham Swamp
Garrett County, MD

We had a few good species but not our target ‘Black Dash’. Butterfly numbers were low compared to amount of area we covered and the time we searched.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 10
  • Meadow Fritillary 12
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • European Skipper 15
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Dun Skipper 3

Eastern Tailed-Blue

European Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Little Glassywing

Meadow Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash

Silver-spotted Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Cabbage White

John and Nancy Crosby

Roadside about 8 miles from Cunningham Swamp
Garrett County, MD

This location was an inaccessible huge swamp with culvert under a very busy road (even midweek). There were wildflowers along the road at the culvert.

  • Monarch 1
  • Black Dash 1

Monarch

Black Dash

Brant Reif

Buck Creek, White River National Forest
Eagle County, CO

Hiked along the ridge next to the creek where I found the Ridings’ Satyrs and most of the Callippe Fritillaries and Behr’s Hairstreaks. I then hiked down to the creek where I encountered the rest of the species.

  • Mustard White
  • Behr's Hairstreak abundant

Brant Reif

Buck Creek, White River National Forest
Eagle County, CO

I hiked along the ridge next to the creek at first. The Ridings’ Satyrs, most of the Behr’s Hairstreaks, Small Wood-Nymphs, and Callippe Fritillaries where found there. Then I hiked along the creek for a few miles where I encountered the rest of the species.

  • Mustard White
  • Behr's Hairstreak abundant
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Dotted Blue 1
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Zerene Fritillary
  • Callippe Fritillary
  • Atlantis Fritillary
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 1
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • Red Admiral
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral
  • Common Ringlet
  • Small Wood-Nymph
  • Ridings' Satyr 3
  • Russet Skipperling

Western Tailed-Blue

Atlantis Fritillary

puddling party

Great Spangled Fritillary

Callippe Fritillary

Gorgone Checkerspot

Northern Checkerspot

Dotted Blue

Behr's Hairstreak

Kathleen Mahoney

Huntington
Hampshire County, MA

This is the first Zebra swallowtail I have ever seen, especially due to the fact they do not travel this far North. We recently planted Paws Paws (their only host plant) and the weather as been unusually warm and humid which are possible explanations of why this species was feeding on the Milkweed.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Cabbage White

Little Glassywing

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Steven Glynn

Jefferson NF
Montgomery County, VA

Overcast and storms in the area, but happy to find both male and female Diana’s. One male and three females.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Diana Fritillary 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Hoary Edge 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Diana Fritillary

Diana Fritillary

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

90 degrees and with high dewpoint at 2pm. There were 2 Monarchs visiting Monarch waystation. #2490

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 5

Randy Harrod

Home Garden
Davidson County, TN

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 2

Brant Reif

Ball Mountain east of Leadville
Lake County, CO

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Western White
  • Silvery Blue
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Chryxus Arctic

Variable Checkerspot

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Pearl Crescent

Meadow Fritillary

Cabbage White

'Summer' Spring Azure

Ronda G Spink

Delano Farms-Kalamazoo Nature Center
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was mostly cloudy-cloudy, 70°-72°, calm to 5mph winds.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 13
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 2

John and Nancy Crosby

Shale Barrens in Mountains of Northern Maryland
Allegany County, MD

Our first trip was not successful due to roadside mowing but when we returned we looked for ‘Woodland Sunflowers’ on the mountainside in shale barren habitat. The first we spotted were at 9:30 but were 25-30 feet up on the mountain. By 10 when the sun really popped we had seen at least 15. It seemed there was one on every woodland sunflower! Temperature in the low 70’s.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Northern Metalmark 15

Northern Metalmark

Northern Metalmark

Northern Metalmark

Northern Metalmark

Ron & Lori Smith

Hot Springs National Park
Garland County, AR

Warm & Sunny. At the park campground & North Mountain Loop.

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 15
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 5
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1

Hackberry Emperor

Question Mark

American Snout

Pearl Crescent

Hackberry Emperor

Ken Wilson

Multiple locations near La Honda
San Mateo County, CA

Sunny, a high of 99 degrees.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Golden Hairstreak superabundant
  • Acmon Blue 4
  • Unsilvered Fritillary 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister common
  • Common Ringlet 5
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph common
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Unsilvered Fritillary

Golden Hairstreak

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Around 3pm ET observed butterflies to waystation #2490. Two Monarchs one of them left eggs on milkweed plants.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Brant Reif

Cross Creek Trail, White River National Forest
Eagle County, CO

Only hiked to the creek crossing and back.

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Mustard White
  • Purplish Copper
  • Lilac-bordered Copper
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Zerene Fritillary
  • Atlantis Fritillary
  • Field Crescent
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral
  • Common Ringlet

Lilac-bordered Copper

Jeanette Klodzen

Highland Trail Parking Lot (Mirror Lake Hwy)
Summit County, UT

Lot is around 10,300 ft. Just wandered looking for butterflies in the flowers

  • Scudder's Sulphur
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • Relict Fritillary
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Relict Fritillary

Jeanette Klodzen

Lofty Lake Trail (Mirror Lake Hwy)
Duchesne County, UT

Walked trail counterclockwise to lake and back.
Elevation: ~9900 - ~10975

CA Tortoiseshell plentiful from the highest point and around the lake.

  • Scudder's Sulphur
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Purplish Fritillary
  • Rockslide Checkerspot 4
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma 1
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • Magdalena Alpine
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 2

Rockslide Checkerspot

Rockslide Checkerspot

Steven Glynn

Owens Cross Roads- Flint River area
Madison County, AL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 7
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 6

Jim Wilkinson

Race Road, Elkridge
Howard County, MD

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Sachem 3

Sachem

Clifford Hence

Heinz NWR 420 entrance
Delaware County, PA

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Meadow Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Meadow Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Horace's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Roy Cohutta

Albany Nursery WMA
Dougherty County, GA

1545-1730, 90F, SW 9-12 MPH, Cloud Cover 44-47%, Coastal Plain of Georgia, Gravel road and large field next to swamps.

Two Variegated Fritillaries in image flying together low over open ground - possible courtship.

Two sequential images (of identical male Horace’s Duskywing), taken 2 seconds apart and processed exactly the same, showing effects of shadow on field marks and ground color.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Long-tailed Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Fiery Skipper 5

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Gulf Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash

Southern Broken-Dash

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

American Lady

Robert Bell

Liberty Rd. Huron National Forest
Iosco County, MI

1:30 to 5:00PM
Sunny, little wind. Around 75 degrees.
One unidentified Comma species.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pink-edged Sulphur 9
  • Banded Hairstreak 8
  • Striped Hairstreak 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 46
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 8
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Eyed Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7
  • Monarch 15
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 19
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Mulberry Wing 1
  • Dun Skipper 99

Dennis Vollmar

Windley Key Fossil State Park
Monroe County, FL

9am to 10:30, mostly sunny 85-90 degrees

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 5
  • Large Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cassius Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Hammock Skipper 5

Hammock Skipper

Julia Heliconian

Hammock Skipper

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

I also saw a small skipper that I was not able to ID.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch 1

Dennis Vollmar

John Pennekamp State Park (Grove Trail)
Monroe County, FL

noon - 1pm, mostly sunny 90 degrees

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 17
  • Cassius Blue common
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 5

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Dennis Vollmar

Old Settlers Park, Tavernier
Monroe County, FL

11:00 - 11:30 am, sunny, 90 degrees
sulphur is Lyside

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Cassius Blue 14
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Hammock Skipper 3

Hammock Skipper

Lyside Sulphur

Steven Glynn

Hagerman NWR
Grayson County, TX

Arrived to find the refuge visitor center is still closed and that the area, having received a large amount of rain over the past few days, was flooded badly and refuge drive was closed. Several keys areas for butterflies inaccessible.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • American Snout 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Viceroy 6
  • Hackberry Emperor 5
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Hoary Edge 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Least Skipper 4

Steven Glynn

Red Slough WMA
McCurtain County, OK

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 8
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Brian McGurgan

Campbell Creek Bike Trail (south of Tudor Road, west of Elmore Road)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

We’ve had a week of chilly weather here with drizzly rain and strong winds some days so little chance for butterfly activity. In the morning we went to a couple of spots where I can usually find some butterflies but with temperatures in the fifties, overcast skies, and strong wind, I didn’t see any at all. By mid afternoon the wind had calmed and the sun finally broke through the clouds, pushing temperatures into the low sixties. I checked one of my favorite spots along the Campbell Creek Trail and found silvery blues chasing each other among lupine and other wildflowers in small bright openings in the woods off the trail. There were more mosquitos and little white moths than butterflies, but it was a pleasure spending time getting photos of the silvery blues.

  • Silvery Blue 10
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 12
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Meadow Fritillary

Sachem

Red Admiral

Pearl Crescent

Little Glassywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Robert Bell

Hardy Grade Huron National Forest
Alcona County, MI

1:00 to 4:30PM
Weak sunshine. 75 degrees.
A part of the route is in Oscoda County.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Pink-edged Sulphur 25
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 10
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 3
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 3
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 15
  • Eyed Brown 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 16
  • Monarch 6
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 72

Steve Carbol

Howard Park
Palm Beach County, FL

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Atala 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Karen Canon

Suburban Albuquerque foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

8-9 am, mid 80’s. Butterflies may have been attracted to yard sprinkler.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Orange Sulphur

Andrew Block

Merryspring Gardens, Camden,
Knox County, ME

Had two crescent types but not sure if they were Northern or Silvery Checkerspots. Didn’t get good looks at the undersides.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • European Skipper 2
  • Long Dash 3
  • Dun Skipper 5

John J. Collins

Lake Aeroflex area, Kittatinny Valley S.P.
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks, 5 participants. Hot (temps in 80’s) sunny and humid.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

northern

Northern Metalmark

John J. Collins

Twin Lakes area, Kittatinny Valley S.P.
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks, 8 participants. Cloudy, hot (temps in 80’s) and humid. Then sunny towards afternoon.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Baltimore Checkerspot

Steven Glynn

River Ridge Park- San Marcos
Hays County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Goatweed Leafwing 3
  • Tawny Emperor 6
  • White Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Julia's Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 4

Phaon Crescent

Tawny Emperor

Julia's Skipper

silvery ch'

Goatweed Leafwing

Eufala Skipper

John Lampkin

Rockland Country Club Golf Course
Rockland County, NY

10 - 1; 70’s and overcast
With Jane Lampkin and Groundskeeper extraordinaire, Matt Ceplo.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 38
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 17
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 25
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 7

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sachem

Sachem

Robert Bell

Tuttle Marsh
Iosco County, MI

12:30PM to 5:00PM.
Sunny, but increasing clouds. Dim sunshine for the last hour. Low 70’s.
A fantastic day of butterflying. The Great Spangled Fritillaries are having a banner year!!!

  • Mustard White 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Pink-edged Sulphur 19
  • Acadian Hairstreak 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 636
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Harris' Checkerspot 1
  • Northern Crescent 29
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 1
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Eyed Brown 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 58
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 25
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Long Dash 23
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Delaware Skipper 52
  • Broad-winged Skipper 5
  • Dion Skipper 12
  • Black Dash 3
  • Dun Skipper 150

Karen Canon

Suburban Albuquerque foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

9 am to 11 am. 70’s to 80’s, partly cloudy.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Marine Blue 1

Two-tailed Swallowtail

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Meadow Fritillary 12
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Zebra Swallowtail

Juniper Hairstreak

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Marcus Gray

Home garden in Huguenot.
Orange County, NY

Monarda, Liatris & much more blooming. Black Swallowtail caterpillars on fennel. Northern Cloudywing was a nice surprise! Overcast 80F with rain on the way.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 5
  • Little Glassywing 4

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Cabbage White

Northern Broken-Dash

Silver-spotted Skipper

Steven Glynn

Balcones Canyonlands NWR
Burnet County, TX

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 10
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • American Snout 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Southern Skipperling 2

Horace's Duskywing

Southern Skipperling

Juniper Hairstreak

Karen Canon

Embudo Canyon in NE Albuquerque.
Bernalillo County, NM

About 8-9 am. Partly sunny, bee weed, sunflowers, chocolate flowers, and datura blooming. Velvet ants and horntail wasps active in area.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Variegated Fritillary

Alan R Mennig

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

Monarch pair coupled

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Roy Cohutta

Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge
Jones County, GA

0945-1615, 75-87F, S-SE 2-9MPH, Cloud Cover 86>57%, Very overcast with some heavy and light rain in the morning/early afternoon kept the count low. Became very nice around mid-afternoon and the butterflies came out. Piedmont of Georgia, Pine dominated upland areas, hardwood bottomlands, creeks, ponds, open fields, gravel roadsides. Ticks were not nearly as plentiful as last trip here.

A Barred Yellow and a Hackberry Emperor apparently liked my sweat.

Last time here (6/28), there were Pearl Crescent everywhere. This time there were Hoary Edge everywhere.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 13
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 20
  • Hoary Edge common
  • Southern Cloudywing 15
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dun Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Southern Cloudywing

Pipevine Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

Silvery Checkerspot

Hoary Edge

Little Yellow

Gemmed Satyr

Barred Yellow

Scott Anderson

Sleeping Turtles Preserve North
Sarasota County, FL

945am-1235pm, 81-89 degrees, sunny to cloudy, calm

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 22
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 14
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 2
  • Queen 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 21
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 18
  • Three-spotted Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Meadow Fritillary 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Dun Skipper 2

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Penelope Stritch

Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve
Berkeley County, WV

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 6

Sachem

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jeff Gesell

Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary
Northampton County, PA

Cloudy, light breeze, very humid, mid-80s. Later afternoon - early evening walk (5:30 - 7:00 PM). Numerous Hummingbird and Snowberry Clearwing Moths out as well…

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 9

Little Wood-Satyr

Spicebush Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

James L. Monroe

SGL #130 northeastern tract
Mercer County, PA

10:00 to 1:00 p.m.
partly cloudy, humid, upper 70’s, low 80’s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Common Sootywing

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

Sunny with average temperature around 80. The number of butterflies is starting to pick up at Lauritzen Gardens during our weekly survey. Nice find today was the Checkered White.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 210
  • Orange Sulphur 16
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 12
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 12
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 33
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Least Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Sootywing

Monarch

Monarch

Checkered White

Jim Hengeveld

Near Itasca State Park
Clearwater County, MN

Susan & I conducting a portion of the Itasca State Park Butterfly Count.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 44
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Harvester 2
  • Bog Copper 11
  • Coral Hairstreak 3
  • Acadian Hairstreak 22
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 4
  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Striped Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 53
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 6
  • Atlantis Fritillary 47
  • Meadow Fritillary 7
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Northern Crescent 21
  • Eastern Comma 8
  • Green Comma 8
  • Gray Comma 23
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 706
  • Mourning Cloak 35
  • White Admiral 43
  • Northern Pearly-eye 6
  • Eyed Brown 25
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 22
  • Monarch 61
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Least Skipper 12
  • European Skipper 25
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Long Dash 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 29
  • Delaware Skipper 6
  • Dion Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 107

Edwards' Hairstreak

Green Comma

Compton Tortoiseshell

Mourning Cloak

Common Ringlet

Dun Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Acadian Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Bog Copper

Harvester

Renee Davis

Livingston Manor
Sullivan County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Gray Comma 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 3

Ronda G Spink

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

Weather was partly cloudy-hazy, 82°, 8-9mph winds

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 21
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 17
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 38
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 6
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Great Spangled Fritillary

Gray Hairstreak

Giant Swallowtail

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Ronda G Spink

Parfet Prairie, Hickory Corners
Barry County, MI

Weather was partly-mostly cloudy, 79-81°, 8mph winds

R. Spink

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 37
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Northern Broken-Dash

Andrew Block

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

  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Steven Glynn

Lexington WMA
Cleveland County, OK

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 23
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 5
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Viceroy 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 6
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Hoary Edge 3
  • Southern Cloudywing 11
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Sachem 8

Silvery Checkerspot

Southern Cloudywing

Hoary Edge

Gorgone Checkerspot

Roy Cohutta

Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge
Jones County, GA

1000-1200, 81-88F, SW 1-3MPH, Cloud Cover 26-28%. Bright sun, blue sky with white puffy clouds, halcyon type day. Georgia Piedmont, pond edge, large open marsh area, mixed forest, gravel road. 33.09178538162844, -83.71956842367356

I searched in an area about 1.5-2 miles in circumference. Spent much of the time looking through ankle to chest high grasses, sedges, etc. Saw only one snake. Pulled out one tick in spite of copious amounts of deet and permethrin.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Carolina Satyr 5
  • Hoary Edge 8
  • Southern Cloudywing 7
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Sleepy Orange

Red Admiral

Zabulon Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Brian McGurgan

Tony Knowles Coastal Trail north of Westchester Lagoon
Anchorage Municipality, AK

On my last two visits to this location during the past couple of weeks the temperature was in the high fifties, and with overcast skies I saw no butterflies at all. This evening on a short visit after work I found several worn-looking Western tailed-blues. With fewer tailed-blues and none of the greenish blues that were present in June it looks like we’re nearing the end of flight period activity at this location. I was hoping some other species would have emerged - I had a white admiral sighting here in early July last year - but found no other butterflies tonight.

  • Western Tailed-Blue 3

Western Tailed-Blue

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Second location of the day after a lunch rain break. Hot, humid, light breeze, mid to upper 80s. First Sleepy Oranges of the season! Unfortunately they would not cooperate for photos, which historically seems typical for early season…they usually settle down later in summer and fall. Great variety today…

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 14
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Hoary Edge 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing common

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Buckeye

Spicebush Swallowtail

Monarch

Northern Cloudywing

Hoary Edge

Jeff Gesell

Northern Plainfield Township
Northampton County, PA

Partly cloudy changing to cloudy before rain moved in, light breeze, humid, mid-80s. Buckeyes are out…FOY Northern Broken-Dash as well. Strong current brood for Pearl Crescents…literally swarming in places!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • American Copper 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Cabbage White

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

American Copper

American Copper

Northern Broken-Dash

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 14
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 20
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Dun Skipper 2

'Summer' Spring Azure

Variegated Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Juniper Hairstreak

Robert Bell

Cooke Dam area
Iosco County, MI

12:30PM to 4:00PM
Sunny. 82 degrees.
Host plant was Monarda fistulosa.

  • Mustard White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 22
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Northern Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Eyed Brown 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 15
  • Mulberry Wing 10
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 176

Ryan Johnson

Kennebunk Plains
York County, ME

  • Red Admiral 1

Ryan Johnson

Woodward Point Preserve
Cumberland County, ME

With Wil Sprauve and Valerie Burdette.
Butterflies encountered while birding.

  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1

James L. Monroe

Buzzard Swamp
Forest County, PA

sunny to partly cloudy, high 70’s low 80’s, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Large patches of Milkweed was everywhere along entry road with 100’s of butterflies. Big numbers of large fritillaries, mostly Great Spangle Fritillaries. Only Atlantis is in photograph. Photo show blowup of grayish-blue eyes in upper right corner. Grass skippers galore, impossible to say how many of most species.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Striped Hairstreak common
  • Great Spangled Fritillary common
  • Aphrodite Fritillary several
  • Atlantis Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 5
  • Monarch 12
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • European Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper several
  • Northern Broken-Dash several
  • Little Glassywing common
  • Delaware Skipper several
  • Dun Skipper abundant

Great Spangled Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Atlantis Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jim Wilkinson

Corolla to Duck
Currituck County, NC

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Variegated Fritillary

Steven Glynn

Lebanon, KS- Geographic Center of US monument area
Smith County, KS

Field of sunflowers and road mud puddling made for an active area in the late afternoon.

  • Cabbage White 40
  • Orange Sulphur 60
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 75
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Sachem 8

Common Checkered-Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Steven Glynn

Quivira NWR
Stafford County, KS

Overcast and rain throughout visit made for touch and disappointing butterflying.

  • Cabbage White 13
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 16
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Common Sootywing 2
  • Sachem 6
  • Arogos Skipper 2

Gorgone Checkerspot

Arogos Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 20
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem 6

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Meadow Fritillary

Gray Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Juniper Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Partly sunny, humid with a little breeze. 84degrees. A Monarch visited waystation #2490

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 1

Marcus Gray & Family

Home garden in Huguenot
Orange County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 10
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Mulberry Wing 1

Mulberry Wing

Great Spangled Fritillary

American Copper

Monarch

Northern Cloudywing

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Cloudy all day but walked 2 of the trails for our weekly survey. 82 degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 122
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 39
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 29
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 5
  • Least Skipper 6

Large Orange Sulphur

'Summer' Spring Azure

Least Skipper

Cabbage White

Common Sootywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

Variegated Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Dainty Sulphur

Antonia S Krueger

Residential neighborhood in St Petersburg, FL
Pinellas County, FL

Noon. 84 degrees Fahrenheit. Overcast. On jatropha shrub flowers.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1

Giant Swallowtail

David H. Bartholomew

Lassen Volcanic National Park, Warner Valley
Plumas County, CA

My wife and I spent three days in LVNP, Warner Valley coincidental with the NABA Butterfly Count, enjoying the abundance of Great Spangled Fritillaries and a good variety of other butterflies. Weather was pleasant but a bit smoky from the forest fires. Butterflies listed do not include everything seen during the count.

  • Clodius Parnassian
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Edith's Copper
  • Blue Copper
  • Lilac-bordered Copper
  • Dotted Blue
  • Northern Blue
  • Greenish Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary common
  • Coronis Fritillary
  • Zerene Fritillary
  • Great Basin Fritillary
  • Atlantis Fritillary
  • Hydaspe Fritillary
  • Pacific Fritillary
  • Field Crescent
  • California Crescent
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • California Sister
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph
  • White Checkered-Skipper
  • Sonoran Skipper
  • Dun Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Blue Copper

Blue Copper

Orange Sulphur

Edith's Copper

Lilac-bordered Copper

Lilac-bordered Copper

Atlantis Fritillary

Sonoran Skipper

Dotted Blue

Zerene Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Blue

Northern Blue

Northern Blue

Alan Wells

Lily Pond, Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

9:00 am - 12:30 pm; 78.3 F, very humid, calm clear skies.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 34
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 35
  • Monarch 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Mulberry Wing 1
  • Dun Skipper 11

Jessica Schick

Salmon, ID
Lemhi County, ID

Steven Glynn

Chalk Bluff Road area, southeast of Cheyenne
Laramie County, WY

Large, active group of Rita Blues near a wet area, near the road.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Rita Blue common
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 7

Rita Blue

Steven Glynn

Big Springs area
Deuel County, NE

  • Checkered White 9
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 35
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Common Sootywing 9

Checkered White

Gorgone Checkerspot

Roy Cohutta

Albany Nursery WMA
Dougherty County, GA

There was an hilarious outbreak of Helicoverpa zea - Corn Earworm - Hodges#11068. They were everywhere.

1445-1620, 91-92F, SW 4-7MPH, Cloud Cover 47-52%, Georgia Coastal Plain, Gravel Road and Weedy Open Field next to Swamp. 31.592735528542214, -84.34196426575446

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Sleepy Orange 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 15
  • Little Glassywing 1

Southern Skipperling

Fiery Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Little Glassywing

Variegated Fritillary

Southern Skipperling

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Brian McGurgan

Hatcher Pass
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK

A beautiful, relaxing day up above the tree line in Alpine high tundra. Mostly clear with bright sun, temperatures in the low to mid-seventies, and a strong breeze. Nice sightings of pika, Arctic ground squirrels, and marmots. Butterflies were mostly far and few between as we get later into the season here. Freshly emerged Milbert’s tortoiseshells were most numerous. The Arctic fritillary appears to be more specifically Boloria chariclea butleri, Butler’s fritillary (the local subspecies). Several sulphurs were seen but never close enough for photos or confident identification.

  • Mustard White 4
  • Freija Fritillary 4
  • Arctic Fritillary 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 16

Freija Fritillary

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Freija Fritillary

Arctic Fritillary

Arctic Fritillary

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Dun Skipper 2

Red-banded Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Pearl Crescent

Hackberry Emperor

Dun Skipper

Clouded Skipper

John Lampkin

Walkill River NWR
Sussex County, NJ

With Jane Lampkin and Jolie Lampkin
10:30 - 12:30; 78 - 88
1.7 mile loop trail

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 24
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Pearl Crescent 27
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6
  • Monarch 24
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Orange Sulphur

Little Wood-Satyr

Pearl Crescent

Jeanette Klodzen

Twin Lakes (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Went from Silver Lake to Lake Solitude to Twin Lakes Pass, and then back down past Twin Lakes and Silver Lakes.

Lots of Blue Copper flying

  • Clodius Parnassian 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Blue Copper
  • Lilac-bordered Copper
  • California Hairstreak 1
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral

Ahmet Baytas

State Gamelands 127 (Bradys Lake Road and nearby Route 423)
Monroe County, PA

Impressive numbers of skippers. All four wetland species (Dion, Mulberry Wing, Black Dash and Long Dash) were by the Bradys Lake Dam parking lot. Also very good numbers of tiger swallowtails and fritillaries. Could not find an Acadian Hairstreak—which was the target species (the wetland with willows and plenty of nectar sources but this is the third time I tried for it and cannot find one).

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Banded Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary common
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red-spotted Admiral 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph common
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing common
  • Least Skipper 2
  • European Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Long Dash common
  • Northern Broken-Dash common
  • Little Glassywing common
  • Delaware Skipper common
  • Mulberry Wing 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper common
  • Black Dash common
  • Dun Skipper abundant

Dun Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Long Dash

Mourning Cloak

Orange Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

Viceroy

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Dion Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Black Dash

Aphrodite Fritillary

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Grateful for a neighbor who made sure my garden was watered. Looking out on this scene made us glad to be home after 2 months on the road chasing butterflies! It was sunny & 93 degrees when I shot these at 1 pm.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4

Gulf Fritillary

Whirlabout

Salt Marsh Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Great Southern White

Giant Swallowtail

Chris Herz & Tedi Marville

Eastern Neck NWR, Rock Hall
Kent County, MD

Hot & humid, low 90 degrees. Sightings primarily from the butterfly garden, visitor’s center, and the picnic area. The blackberry lily, liatris, coneflowers, sweet pepperbush in the garden were drawing the most butterflies. Sleepy orange laying eggs on senna marilandica.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 83
  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 16
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • American Snout 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 9
  • Silvery Checkerspot 4
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 34
  • Horace's Duskywing 10
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 33
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4

Gray Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Silvery Checkerspot

Sleepy Orange

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Steven Glynn

Lair O' The Bear Rec. Area
Jefferson County, CO

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Hoary Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7

Common Wood-Nymph

Hoary Comma

Steven Glynn

Barr Lake State Park
Adams County, CO

  • Checkered White common
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Gray Copper 9
  • Bronze Copper 5
  • Purplish Copper 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Common Wood-Nymph 8
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 10
  • Common Sootywing 2

Gray Copper

Bronze Copper

Purplish Copper

Brian McGurgan

Rabbit Lake Trail
Anchorage Municipality, AK

A hike from Upper Canyon Road to beautiful Rabbit Lake and back, approximately 9 miles round trip, from 9:30am to 4:30pm. The hike takes you through mountain alders, cottonwood, willows, and mountain hemlocks until about halfway up toward the lake you emerge onto open high tundra with beautiful views of the mountain peaks. Clear but hazy skies on the warmest day of the year to-date with temperatures in the mid to upper seventies and a nice breeze. Lots of fresh bear sign on the lower section of the trail, often at points where the brush is especially overgrown and visibility is limited, but the only mammals we saw were Arctic ground squirrels. Butterflies were low in density but visible in fair numbers from the start to the end of the hike. Many of the cranberry blues (Yukon blue is the local subspecies) and Arctic fritillaries (Butler’s fritillary is the local subspecies) were very worn looking. One blue was so battered it hardly seemed capable of flight. Palaeno sulphurs were very active along the trail and hard to approach and photograph, but several were found puddling in mud and shallow standing water near the parked car after the hike. The Arctic Skippers were a surprise as their flight period is typically in June per Philip & Ferris (Butterflies of Alaska) and I hadn’t yet encountered any in July. Several skippers were puddling near the sulphurs.

  • Mustard White 12
  • Palaeno Sulphur 18
  • Cranberry Blue 10
  • Arctic Blue 1
  • Arctic Fritillary 20
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 4
  • Arctic Skipper 4

Arctic Fritillary

Cranberry Blue

Cranberry Blue

Palaeno Sulphur

Palaeno Sulphur

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Fritillary

Arctic Fritillary

Arctic Fritillary

Arctic Blue

Robert Bell

Rockport State Park
Presque Isle County, MI

12:15 to 3:00PM.
Sunny. 78 degrees.
Very wet conditions.Butterfly numbers were low for this location.

  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Acadian Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 32
  • Meadow Fritillary 18
  • Northern Crescent 19
  • Eyed Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Monarch 9
  • Columbine Duskywing 26
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 25

John Lampkin

Skylands Botanical Garden
Passaic County, NJ

With Jane Lampkin, Jolie Lampkin and Tyler Georgi
Hot! 88 and muggy

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 5
  • Sachem 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper

Sachem

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA, East Side
Dougherty County, GA

1030-1400, 85-92F (Feels 99F), SW 2-6 MPH, Cloud Cover 18-20%, Georgia Coastal Plain, Gravel road, Swamp edges, Upland planted pine, fields, Photographed a seldom seen Mud Snake (Farancia abacura)31.476136418488405, -84.39203521320864

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 15
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Viceroy 10
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Horace's Duskywing common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 15
  • Fiery Skipper 15
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Horace's Duskywing

Variegated Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Queen

Sleepy Orange

Viceroy

Palamedes Swallowtail

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 12
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 4
  • Dun Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Sachem

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Juniper Hairstreak

Pearl Crescent

Dun Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Following several days of rain, the sun has come out with low humidity and 73degrees at 1pm. Monarchs visited garden #2490, found eggs on milkweed plants!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 2

Tyler Krul

Grassy Pass to Eilson Ridge
Denali Borough, AK

Sunny day; high 70s; winds in and out. Parnassians very active but not letting me close enough for photos

  • Eversmann's Parnassian 3
  • Phoebus Parnassian 8
  • Mustard White 1
  • Hecla Sulphur 1
  • Dingy Fritillary 1
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Ross' Alpine 1
  • Magdalena Alpine 1
  • Theano Alpine 10
  • Melissa Arctic 1

Magdalena Alpine

Common Ringlet

Melissa Arctic

Theano Alpine

Hecla Sulphur

Steven Glynn

Hoosier Pass area
Summit County, CO

  • Phoebus Parnassian 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 11
  • Greenish Blue 18
  • Arctic Blue 2
  • Freija Fritillary 1
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Common Alpine 2
  • Uhler's Arctic 1

Phoebus Parnassian

Freija Fritillary

Steven Glynn

County Road 18
Park County, CO

  • Mustard White 3
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur common
  • Purplish Copper 1
  • Greenish Blue common
  • Arctic Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Callippe Fritillary 2
  • Field Crescent 6
  • Edith's Checkerspot 5
  • Hoary Comma 1
  • Common Ringlet 9
  • Common Alpine 15
  • Chryxus Arctic 25
  • Uhler's Arctic 3
  • Monarch 1

Field Crescent

Uhler's Arctic

Queen Alexandra's Sulphur

Chryxus Arctic

Callippe Fritillary

Edith's Checkerspot

Steven Glynn

Montgomery Reservoir area
Park County, CO

Includes species seen along Route 9, just off the intersection with Park County road 4.

  • Mustard White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Ruddy Copper 2
  • Blue Copper 1
  • Greenish Blue common
  • Arctic Blue 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Common Alpine 5
  • Uhler's Arctic 1

Blue Copper

Common Ringlet

Mustard White

Arctic Blue

Greenish Blue

Common Alpine

Ruddy Copper

Uhler's Arctic

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny, light winds, 85degrees. First time in long time since observing a Pipevine Swallowtail & Mourning Cloak. A couple of Monarchs visited the Monarch Waystation #2490

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Monarch

Mourning Cloak

Brian McGurgan

Windy Point (about twenty miles south of Anchorage along the Seward Highway)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Warm and sunny, at about 70° and with a steady breeze. I spent a pleasant hour observing and photographing butterflies at a favorite spot with nice views of Cook Inlet and the surrounding Chugach Mountains. Resting snow-white Dall sheep kept a close eye on me from halfway up the bluffs. I found only a single species of butterfly, Mormon Fritillaries (Bischoff’s fritillary is the local subspecies), but they were abundant and very active.

  • Mormon Fritillary abundant

Mormon Fritillary

Mormon Fritillary

Mormon Fritillary

Mormon Fritillary

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 10
  • Dun Skipper 2

Red Admiral

Red-banded Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dun Skipper

Cabbage White

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Trail
Morgan County, UT

Walked just less than 3 miles and then back.
Females Great Spangled Frit are just starting the fly.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Mustard White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Ruddy Copper 1
  • Purplish Copper
  • Colorado Hairstreak
  • Coral Hairstreak 5
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Satyr Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral
  • Small Wood-Nymph
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Russet Skipperling
  • European Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Colorado Hairstreak

Colorado Hairstreak

Renee Davis

Rondout Reservoir
Sullivan County, NY

  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Renee Davis

Catskill Native Nursery
Ulster County, NY

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Hickory Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3

American Copper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Ronda G Spink

KNC-Emma Pitcher Prairie
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was partly sunny, 82°, 7mph winds

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 18
  • American Copper 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 28
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7
  • Monarch 21
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6

'Summer' Spring Azure

Ryan Johnson

Delaware State Forest--Pine Flats Rd.
Pike County, PA

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

David L. Amadio

Splash Dam Rd. PA SGL#13
Sullivan County, PA

Obs. made from 4:30 and 5:10, part sun, high 70’s.

  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Coral Hairstreak

Crossline Skipper

David L. Amadio

Roadside Milkweed along Rt487, .6 miles north of SGL #57
Sullivan County, PA

Obs. made just after 4 p.m.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Long Dash 2
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 3

David L. Amadio

PA SGL#57
Wyoming County, PA

Obs. made from 12:10 and 4 p.m. part sun changing to mostly cloudy with a brief shower at 3:30. Temps reached about 80. Had a brief encounter with a fresh Milbert’s Tortoiseshell just before the rain shower. Tiger Swallowtail numbers extremely low for this location. Besides those posted I had 2 or 3 additional ones not conclusive as to Eastern v.s. Canadian. Silver-spotted Skipper would prove to be the only spread winged skipper observed today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Striped Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 13
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 1
  • Atlantis Fritillary 12
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Eyed Brown 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Long Dash 10
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Delaware Skipper 7
  • Dion Skipper 4
  • Black Dash 1
  • Two-spotted Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 13

Striped Hairstreak

Black Dash

Dun Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Striped Hairstreak

Northern Pearly-eye

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Aphrodite Fritillary

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

David L. Amadio

Rt487 Roadside just north of Rickett's Glen S.P.
Sullivan County, PA

  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Atlantis Fritillary 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Long Dash 2
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 4

David L. Amadio

Rickett's Glen S.P. ( Hayfields area )
Sullivan County, PA

Obs. made from 9:45 to 11:35, sun and low 70’s. Unusual to find no Tiger Swallowtails here. All but one CW Nymph were the dark nephle’ type.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 24
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Baltimore Checkerspot 6
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 10
  • Monarch 3
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Long Dash 11
  • Little Glassywing 7
  • Delaware Skipper 8
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 18

Delaware Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Long Dash

Aphrodite Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Common Wood-Nymph

David L. Amadio

RT487 Roadside ( Rickett's Glen SP )
Sullivan County, PA

Obs. began at 8:30 a.m. Only 63 degrees but sunny. Not much Milkweed here, but skippers active on self-heal. Two Monarch cats found on individual Common milkweed plants.

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 0
  • European Skipper 10
  • Long Dash 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Little Glassywing 6
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 9

Long Dash

European Skipper

Steven Glynn

Wet alpine bog area along Rt. 6 in Keystone
Summit County, CO

Finding Euro Skipper seemed odd in this wet, sedge area.

  • Greenish Blue 9
  • European Skipper 2

European Skipper

European Skipper

Steven Glynn

Loveland Pass area (Summit County)
Summit County, CO

  • Phoebus Parnassian 1
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 2
  • Greenish Blue common
  • Common Alpine 8
  • Mountain Checkered-Skipper 16

Common Alpine

Mountain Checkered-Skipper

Mountain Checkered-Skipper

Steven Glynn

Guanella Pass Road
Clear Creek County, CO

About 2 miles on either side of the pass area.

  • Phoebus Parnassian 3
  • Mustard White 20
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 4
  • Purplish Copper 8
  • Greenish Blue common
  • Arctic Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Zerene Fritillary 1
  • Field Crescent 3
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Hoary Comma 13
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 1
  • Common Alpine 9
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 6

Phoebus Parnassian

Purplish Copper

Zerene Fritillary

Satyr Comma

Phoebus Parnassian

Ellen Jones

Rockaway, NJ
Morris County, NJ

  • Pearl Crescent 1

Pearl Crescent

James L. Monroe

Ryerson Station State Park
Greene County, PA

humid, low 80’s, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Not a single grass skipper.

Several of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtails were black females, not a surprise with Pipevines also in the area.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 10

Variegated Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

Tawny Emperor

Pearl Crescent

Juniper Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

American Snout

Robert Bell

Five Channels Dam area
Iosco County, MI

2:30PM to 5:15PM.
Smoky skies from Canada wildfires. Around 75% sun. 85 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Acadian Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 24
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 5
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Northern Crescent 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 8
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 45
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Mulberry Wing 4
  • Black Dash 5
  • Dun Skipper 137

Renee Davis

Catherine Creek WMA
Schuyler County, NY

Many butterflies were feeding on dead crayfish that had been run over in the road.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 100's
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Question Mark 35
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

American Snout

Question Mark

Question Mark

Red Admiral

Question Mark, Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Mourning Cloak

Question Mark

American Snout

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Laurel Rhodes

Carson National Forest, El Nogal Trailhead
Taos County, NM

With Dusty Rhodes. Temp mid 80s, light wind, full sun 85% of the time. Elevation: 10,000. Nectar sources: Alfalfa, Black Medic, Wall Barley, Cutleaf Coneflower. Area was very wet compared with other years, with greater flower density than usual.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Tailed Copper 1
  • Sylvan Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 3
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Russet Skipperling 8
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Taxiles Skipper 5

Russet Skipperling

Sylvan Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Tailed Copper

Taxiles Skipper

Taxiles Skipper

Russet Skipperling

Dun Skipper

Ryan Johnson

Delaware State Forest--Old Greentown Rd.
Pike County, PA

Butterflies encountered while birding; all three species were feeding on the same Milkweed plant.

  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Pearl Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Little Glassywing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Steven Glynn

South Valley Park
Jefferson County, CO

Very hot (97 degrees) in my mid-afternoon visit. The butterflies were smarter than me, as most were preferring to be in the shade of the grass or shrub edges.

  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 8
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5

Dainty Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Variegated Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Steven Glynn

Guanella Pass Road areas
Clear Creek County, CO

About 2 miles on either side of the pass area.

  • Phoebus Parnassian 5
  • Mustard White 6
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 3
  • Mead's Sulphur 1
  • Purplish Copper 9
  • Reakirt's Blue 2
  • Greenish Blue common
  • Arctic Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Zerene Fritillary 2
  • Atlantis Fritillary 6
  • Purplish Fritillary 1
  • Field Crescent 5
  • Hoary Comma 7
  • Common Alpine 6
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1

Atlantis Fritillary

Zerene Fritillary

Mead's Sulphur

Hoary Comma

Atlantis Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

David H. Bartholomew

Upper Stevens Creek County Park
Santa Clara County, CA

11:15 to 11:45, looking specifically for Unsilvered Fritillaries and Golden Hairstreaks. The fritillaries were there, but no hairstreaks seen.

  • Coronis Fritillary 1
  • Unsilvered Fritillary 3
  • California Sister 5

Coronis Fritillary

Unsilvered Fritillary

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

Meadows are very dry, thistles and a few mustards provide the only nectar source. The little Great Basin Woodnymph seemed out of place among the many Common Woodnymphs.

  • Tailed Copper 2
  • Great Copper 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Coronis Fritillary 1
  • Unsilvered Fritillary 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 1
  • California Sister 26
  • Common Ringlet 8
  • Common Wood-Nymph 24
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 1

Great Basin Fritillary

John J. Collins

Riverbend Farm, Flatbrookville
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks - 8 participants. Temps in the 80’s and very humid and overcast due to smoke in atmosphere from fires in the west.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Question Mark 2
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Crossline Skipper 7
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4

Celery Looper

Clymene Moth

Pearl Crescent

Little Wood-Satyr

American Copper

John J. Collins

White Lake Natural Resource Area
Warren County, NJ

Leaderless Walks - 5 participants. Temps in low 80’s, very humid and overcast.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 13
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 28
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 6
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny breezy, muggy and 90 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 3

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Westchester County, NY

Humid and high 80s. Sky hazy from smoke from wildfires out west. Getting a little late for Hoary Edges in this location. Red Admirals and Pearl Crescents were mint fresh. Good numbers of Eastern Tiger Swallowtails.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • American Copper 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure common
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Appalachian Brown 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 10
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph common
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Hoary Edge 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing common
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Mulberry Wing 7
  • Dun Skipper 25

Red Admiral

Mulberry Wing

Hoary Edge

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem 10
  • Dun Skipper 1

Red-spotted Purple

Orange Sulphur

Meadow Fritillary

Red-banded Hairstreak

Red Admiral

Juniper Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Weather was Partly-mostly cloudy, 69°-76°, breezy

We went to several sites including 59th Street, 52nd Street Marsh, 120th and 51st, 36th Street, and 41st and 132nd

R. Spink, P. Dehnke, D. Dunlap

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 15
  • Cabbage White 10
  • American Copper 5
  • Purplish Copper 2
  • Coral Hairstreak 5
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 8
  • Banded Hairstreak 4
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 29
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 4
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 35
  • Pearl Crescent 84
  • Viceroy 2
  • Appalachian Brown 20
  • Common Wood-Nymph 23
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 22
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Mulberry Wing 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 10
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Black Dash 2
  • Dun Skipper 22

Coral Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Spicebush Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Broad-winged Skipper

Purplish Copper

Dion Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Banded Hairstreak

Aphrodite Fritillary

American Copper

American Copper

Ronda G Spink

Virtue Cider Farm
Allegan County, MI

Weather was mostly cloudy, 73°, 4mph winds

R. Spink, D. Dunlap, P. Dehnke

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 31
  • Monarch 39
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Common Sootywing

Pearl Crescent

American Copper

American Copper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Lisa Quartararo

Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 2

Steven Glynn

Roxborough State Park
Douglas County, CO

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Tailed Copper 3
  • Colorado Hairstreak 4
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Greenish Blue 3
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 4
  • Coronis Fritillary 1
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 7
  • Monarch 3

Striped Hairstreak

Tailed Copper

Coronis Fritillary

Colorado Hairstreak

Bo Zaremba

October Mt State Park
Berkshire County, MA

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Mulberry Wing 18
  • Dun Skipper 28

Dun Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Mulberry Wing

JoAnna N Clayton

Boyd Hill
Pinellas County, FL

10:30am - 1:30pm

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • White Peacock 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 3

Phaon Crescent

Southern Skipperling

Phaon Crescent

Gray Hairstreak

Brazilian Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 10
  • Dun Skipper 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Least Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Red-banded Hairstreak

Sachem

Red Admiral

Robert Bell

Limberlost Rd. powerline cut
Alcona County, MI

2:00PM to 5:30PM
Partly cloudy. 60% sunshine. 73 degrees.

  • Pink-edged Sulphur 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 2
  • Acadian Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 6
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Northern Crescent 6
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Eyed Brown 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 22
  • Monarch 5
  • Peck's Skipper 13
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Northern Broken-Dash 11
  • Delaware Skipper 7
  • Mulberry Wing 1
  • Black Dash 11
  • Dun Skipper 120

Ronda G Spink

Parfet Prairie, Hickory Corners
Barry County, MI

Weather was mostly-partly cloudy, 75-77°, 4mph winds

R. Spink

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 52
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Sootywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing egg

Scott Anderson

Sleeping Turtles Preserve North
Sarasota County, FL

1010am-1245pm, 86-92 degrees, mostly sunny, light wind

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 14
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • White Peacock 3
  • Queen 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 11
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 12
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Nellie Hill Preserve
Dutchess County, NY

Sightings made from 11:30 AM - 1 PM. Partly cloudy, high 70s and delightful.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 12
  • Common Wood-Nymph 8
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Crossline Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 5
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 8

Giant Swallowtail

American Lady

Giant Swallowtail

Crossline Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Indian Head Lilly Pond and Douglas Point
Charles County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Zebra Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Silvery Checkerspot

Carolina Satyr

Steven Glynn

Brown's Pass (FR-658) area
Park County, CO

  • Western White 1
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur common
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Melissa Blue 5
  • Greenish Blue common
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Field Crescent 6
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • Edith's Checkerspot common
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Small Wood-Nymph 13
  • Common Alpine 2
  • Chryxus Arctic common
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Garita Skipperling 2
  • Draco Skipper 2

Melissa Blue

Small Wood-Nymph

Sleepy Orange

Rocky Mountain Duskywing

Queen Alexandra's Sulphur

Western White

Garita Skipperling

Chryxus Arctic

Chryxus Arctic

Variable Checkerspot

Edith's Checkerspot

Draco Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Spring Azure 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Sachem 8
  • Dun Skipper 1

Red Admiral

White M Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

American Snout

Spicebush Swallowtail

Red-banded Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

American Snout

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

Walked part of the trails for our weekly survey. Saw 19 species but not as many butterflies as last week on those 2 trails. 80 degrees and sunny. First Gray Hairstreak of the year.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 70
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Sootywing 5
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Least Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Cabbage White

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Tawny-edged Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sachem

Gray Hairstreak

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Common Sootywing

Curtis Adkins

Palmer
Hampden County, MA

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Black Swallowtail

Ron Smith

Raymond Neri Park
Pinellas County, FL

(11-37) Partly sunny. Field just mowed.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • White Peacock 5
  • Monarch 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 14
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 7

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Weather was partly cloudy, 82°, 7mph winds

This is for 59th Street only

R. Spink and P. Dehnke

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Purplish Copper 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Purplish Copper

Ronda G Spink

Virtue Cider Farm
Allegan County, MI

Weather was mostly cloudy-partly cloudy, 75°-82°, 7mph winds

We counted over 23 Monarch caterpillars

R. Spink and P. Dehnke

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 34

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jeanette Klodzen

~4mi up Big Cottonwood Canyon (north side pull-out)
Salt Lake County, UT

Just a little wet area.

  • Mustard White
  • Woodland Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Snake Creek Pass Trail (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

The Pass is 8705 - ~10,100 ft

  • Mustard White
  • Ruddy Copper
  • Blue Copper
  • Melissa Blue
  • Arctic Blue
  • Zerene Fritillary
  • Mormon Fritillary

Glenn Koppel

State Game Lands 95
Butler County, PA

Includes Pry Road and areas around Tinker Road Boat Launch. Also 1 Red Admiral caterpillar and 4 Monarch caterpillars.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 29
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 7
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 27
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Admiral 8
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 13
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Monarch

Red Admiral

Northern Pearly-eye

Horace's Duskywing

Appalachian Brown

Cabbage White

Jeff Gesell

Ballas Park
Northampton County, PA

First location…Partly cloudy, light breeze, 80 degrees

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 15
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Orange Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

Clouded Sulphur

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Second location of the day. Partly Cloudy, light breeze, low to mid-80s. Great variety! Waited around for about 45 minutes for the Sleepy Oranges and Cloudless Sulphur to land within a reasonable distance and for more than a split second for a photo…struck out yet again!

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 17
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Hoary Edge 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing common
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

American Snout

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hoary Edge

Northern Cloudywing

Eastern Comma

Zabulon Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Horace's Duskywing

Peck's Skipper

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem 8
  • Dun Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Red-banded Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-spotted Purple

Juniper Hairstreak

Ronda G Spink

KNC-Emma Pitcher Prairie
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was cloudy, 85°, 13mph winds

R. Spink, P. Dehnke, D. Dunlap

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 40
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 14
  • Pearl Crescent 98
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 9
  • Monarch 33
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 17
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 7
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Tawny Emperor

Silver-spotted Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Monarch

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Question Mark

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Ronda G Spink

Chipman Preserve-Galesburg
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was mostly cloudy-partly cloudy, 86°-88°, 13mph winds

R. Spink, P. Dehnke, D. Dunlap

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 37
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 15
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Viceroy 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 25
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 26
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 8
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 7

Clifford Hence

John Heinz NWR,
Philadelphia County, PA

Results from the Annual Butterfly Count at the Heinz Refuge

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 20
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 10
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8
  • Dun Skipper 3

Steven Glynn

Bountiful Peak area
Davis County, UT

Exceptional day of butterflying!

  • Phoebus Parnassian 2
  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 1
  • Western White 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Ruddy Copper 14
  • Blue Copper abundant
  • Purplish Copper 4
  • Lilac-bordered Copper 7
  • Coral Hairstreak 5
  • Behr's Hairstreak 2
  • California Hairstreak 4
  • Sylvan Hairstreak 6
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 5
  • Melissa Blue 6
  • Greenish Blue 4
  • Acmon Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary common
  • Aphrodite Fritillary common
  • Coronis Fritillary 3
  • Callippe Fritillary 5
  • Great Basin Fritillary 2
  • Atlantis Fritillary common
  • Hydaspe Fritillary 2
  • Field Crescent 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 5
  • Small Wood-Nymph common
  • Common Alpine 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Woodland Skipper 1

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hydaspe Fritillary

Callippe Fritillary

Behr's Hairstreak

California Hairstreak

Hedgerow Hairstreak

Sylvan Hairstreak

Lilac-bordered Copper

Weidemeyer's Admiral

Coral Hairstreak

Anise Swallowtail

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Kissena Corridor Park
Queens County, NY

A short, 45 minute stop here gave us our first American Snout sighting of the year in Queens.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Horace's Duskywing

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA, East Side
Dougherty County, GA

1030-1430, 81-90F (Feels like 100F), NE 5-9MPH, Cloud Cover 45>30%, WMA in the Georgia Coastal Plain, 4-5 miles of gravel roadside through swamps and planted pines. 31.472090778103958, -84.38633553485973
Mated pair in photo observed at 1035.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 12
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Viceroy 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing common
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Eufala Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Swarthy Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Pipevine Swallowtail

Horace's Duskywing

Palamedes Swallowtail

Queen

Spicebush Swallowtail

Red-banded Hairstreak

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 2

Melissa Bruesehoff

Shelby Twsp
Macomb County, MI

Hazy and 88 degrees. An area with open land has a lot of milkweed- not sprayed with pesticide-yet! Also 16 tiny Monarch caters and about 80 eggs

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 4

Jim Wilkinson

Brush Run area, Columbia
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Horace's Duskywing

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

First American Lady and Tawny-Edged Skipper of the year at this location.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8
  • Dun Skipper 1

Silvery Checkerspot

Tawny-edged Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Red-banded Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

American Lady

John and Nancy Crosby

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

Sunny & quite windy making photography a challenge. About 88 degrees. Sometimes we forget just how small some of these species are!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 12
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Sachem 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 22

Gray Hairstreak

Great Southern White

Great Southern White

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Horace's Duskywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Palamedes Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Red-banded Hairstreak

Sachem

Whirlabout

Swarthy Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Steven Glynn

Lions Park in Moab
Grand County, UT

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Yuma Skipper 2

Yuma Skipper

Yuma Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Morman Trail
Morgan County, UT

Walked 2.25-2.5 miles and then returned.
Most Coral Hairstreaks I’ve ever seen there.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Mustard White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Ruddy Copper
  • Blue Copper 1
  • Colorado Hairstreak
  • Coral Hairstreak 14
  • Sylvan Hairstreak 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary common
  • Callippe Fritillary
  • Atlantis Fritillary
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral
  • Small Wood-Nymph
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • European Skipper
  • Woodland Skipper

Michael Diederich

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Bart Jones

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

Zebra Swallowtails were ovipositing on pawpaw. Note the leaves she is laying eggs on already have small larvae within them.

  • Zebra Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Harvester
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • American Snout
  • Phaon Crescent
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Eastern Comma
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Carolina Satyr
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Least Skipper

Question Mark

Zebra Swallowtail

Phaon Crescent

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Dun Skipper 2

Peck's Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Renee Davis

Scarsdale area
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Harvester 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Harvester

Harvester

Ryan Johnson

Beech House Creek Wildlife Refuge
Wayne County, PA

  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Steven Glynn

Private property in Eagar
Apache County, AZ

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Four-spotted Skipperling 7
  • Taxiles Skipper 8

Taxiles Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Four-spotted Skipperling

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Juniper Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny, humid and 91 degrees. A male Monarch came out of its pupa that was formed in a protected area outdoors. Released after its wings dried. Another Monarch visited the Monarch waystation earlier.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 2

Monarch

Brant Reif

Between Jasper and Albino Lakes, Beartooth Plateau, Gallatin National Forest
Carbon County, MT

This is the full sightings list from a four day backpacking trip. I couldn’t keep track of numbers except for those species of which I only encountered a few specimens. The trail starts off of the Beartooth Highway in Wyoming. The only species that I found on the Wyoming side of the trail that wasn’t found in Montana was the Mariposa Copper.

  • Phoebus Parnassian
  • Western White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Mead's Sulphur
  • Pelidne Sulphur
  • American Copper 3
  • Lustrous Copper 1
  • Northern Blue 1
  • Greenish Blue
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Arctic Blue 2
  • Zerene Fritillary 2
  • Atlantis Fritillary 1
  • Hydaspe Fritillary 1
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • Bog Fritillary
  • Relict Fritillary
  • Purplish Fritillary
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Theano Alpine
  • Grizzled Skipper
  • European Skipper

'Zephyr' Hoary Comma

Theano Alpine

Theano Alpine

Relict Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

Pelidne Sulphur

Phoebus Parnassian

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Mead's Sulphur

Western White

Grizzled Skipper

Western White

Greenish Blue

Bog Fritillary

Acmon Blue

Atlantis Fritillary

American Copper

Steven Glynn

Apache-Sitgreaves NF
Greenlee County, AZ

Full morning of searching along Highway 191, from Rose Peak area, north to the Apache County line area.

  • Mustard White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Ruddy Copper common
  • Bramble Hairstreak 7
  • Thicket Hairstreak 5
  • Juniper Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Atlantis Fritillary common
  • Arachne Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral 2
  • Small Wood-Nymph 6
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Pacuvius Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Four-spotted Skipperling 7
  • Taxiles Skipper 9

Thicket Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Bramble Hairstreak

Nais Metalmark

Arachne Checkerspot

Pacuvius Duskywing

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

Sunny and hot; there should be a lot more butterflies out here.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Sachem 8

Variegated Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Trail
Salt Lake County, UT

Low 70s and cloudy. Sun started to come out as I returned to parking lot.

  • Mustard White 1
  • Colorado Hairstreak 1

Jeff Gesell

Plainfield and Bushkill Townships
Northampton County, PA

Two separate locations…sunny, light breeze, 90 degrees. Both regular and dark female Eastern Tiger Swallowtails present, as well as an intermediate form (see photo). Finally had a couple of Sleepy Oranges cooperate for a photo…

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White common
  • Clouded Sulphur 17
  • Orange Sulphur 22
  • Sleepy Orange 11
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • American Snout 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 8
  • Dun Skipper 1

Common Ringlet

Black Swallowtail

Red-banded Hairstreak

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Tawny Emperor

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Steven Glynn

Greens Peak Road (NF-117)
Apache County, AZ

  • Pine White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue common
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Melissa Blue 11
  • Boisduval's Blue 9
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 8
  • Afranius Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Four-spotted Skipperling 3
  • Edwards' Skipperling 6
  • Taxiles Skipper 2

Common Sootywing

Afranius Duskywing

Boisduval's Blue

Pine White

Pine White

Edwards' Skipperling

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Ryan Johnson

Hollisterville Area (Salem Township)
Wayne County, PA

Weather:
Mostly sunny and 74 degrees; winds N at 5 mph; no precipitation.
One of the best days I’ve had as far as butterfly encounters are concerned despite the relatively low species individuals counts. I was establishing a pollinator friendly garden in my backyard and was amazed at the nearly immediate results!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

American Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Port Tobacco area
Charles County, MD

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12

Zebra Swallowtail

Viceroy

Spicebush Swallowtail

Hackberry Emperor

Silvery Checkerspot

Robert Bell

Eagle Run trails
Iosco County, MI

2:45PM to 5:30PM.
Sunny. 78 degrees.

  • Mustard White 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Northern Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 8

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

I hoped that the dragonflies were only eating mosquitos, and would leave the butterflies alone. I was wrong.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • White M Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 10

Peck's Skipper

White M Hairstreak

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-banded Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

American Snout

American Copper

John J. Collins

Blue Mountain Lakes area, Delaware Water Gap NRA
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks - 8 participants. Temps in 70’s, sunny.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 4

Glenn Koppel

Moraine State Park, Burton Road
Butler County, PA

One Monarch observed ovipositing. Also 2 Red Admirals caterpillars.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 7
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Monarch 3

Monarch

Red Admiral caterpillar

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Mark and Holly Salvato

Long Key State Park
Monroe County, FL

  • Great Southern White 6
  • Large Orange Sulphur 12
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Julia Heliconian 2

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Large Orange Sulphur

Julia Heliconian

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak

Large Orange Sulphur

Mark and Holly Salvato

Fossil Reef Geological State Park, Windley Key
Monroe County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Florida White 2
  • Great Southern White 6
  • Large Orange Sulphur 25
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Julia Heliconian 12
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Florida Purplewing 8
  • Mangrove Skipper 4
  • Hammock Skipper 20

Florida Purplewing

Florida Purplewing

Hammock Skipper

Florida White

Florida Purplewing

Florida Purplewing

Florida Purplewing

Florida Purplewing

Andrew Block

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

The tiger swallowtail was a dark female.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Monarch 2

Steven Glynn

A-1 Lake along Rt.260
Apache County, AZ

  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Ruddy Copper 3
  • Atlantis Fritillary 2
  • Satyr Comma 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Taxiles Skipper 1

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA, East Side
Dougherty County, GA

Male Tropical Checkered-Skippers were patrolling a small area and occasionally perching on grass. Flight for both males and females were within two feet of the ground. The females were more sedentary. The males were occasionally observed next to females, but no mating observed. Observation time was 1330 - 1345 for this species. Photo of female posted here.

I could not get my camera on the White/Common CS, but was able to see them well with my butterfly binoculars. They were about 100 meters down the road from the TCS.

1115-1430, 89-94F, Heat Advisory Heat Index 108-112, NE 3-4 MPH, Cloud Cover 15-25%, Georgia Coastal Plain, 3-4 miles of gravel road-sides through swamps and pines. 31.468777946701994, -84.37276699380688

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Sleepy Orange 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 15
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Viceroy 6
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 11
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Viceroy

Zarucco Duskywing

Sleepy Orange

Zarucco Duskywing

Gulf Fritillary

Horace's Duskywing

Viceroy

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Silver Lake, Lake Solitude, Twin Lakes Loop (Big Cottonwood Canyon)
Salt Lake County, UT

Partly sunny morning. Temps 64-73.

  • Ruddy Copper
  • Blue Copper
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral

Penelope Stritch

Edward Drive
Berkeley County, WV

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

American Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Gray Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Meadow Fritillary

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Ashley Gardner

Laurel Bluff Trail
Guilford County, NC

Meadow Area/Wetland Off Trail

AR03
E.05L

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 5

Sleepy Orange

Least Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Least Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silvery Checkerspot

Mark and Holly Salvato

Saddlebunch Keys
Monroe County, FL

  • Great Southern White 6
  • Large Orange Sulphur 10
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Mangrove Skipper

Barred Yellow

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Mark and Holly Salvato

Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, Stock Island
Monroe County, FL

  • Great Southern White 32
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Large Orange Sulphur 24
  • Lyside Sulphur 8
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 2
  • Cassius Blue 26
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 26
  • Queen 1
  • Mangrove