May 2022 Sightings

Brian McGurgan

Baxter Bog Park, Anchorage (61.18489° N, 149.75657° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

The temperature was at about 52° from 2-3:45pm and conditions were breezy with bright sun and occasional clouds. Butterflies were not found during the first half of my walk around the bog and I was beginning to wonder if I’d find anything at all. Then in sunlit woods at the north end of the park I saw an orange butterfly gliding and flapping low along the forest floor, and was very happy for my first Green Comma of the year (Arctic Anglewing is the local subspecies).

  • Green Comma 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 4

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Green Comma

Green Comma

Karen Canon

Albuquerque foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Sunny, mid 70’s, winds around 20 mph, very dry

  • Marine Blue 3

Brian McGurgan

Chugach State Park, Indian (60.99966° N, 149.49898° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Intermittent sun and clouds with light rain at times, temperature at about 47°, and gusty winds. Despite less than optimal conditions the Milbert’s Tortoiseshells were seeking out sun along the power line and in a sunlit, sheltered spot near the parking area.

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 3

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sara Orangetip 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, NE
Sarpy County, NE

60 degrees, moderate wind, sunny. Rained yesterday. out for 1.5 hours. First Zebra Swallowtail of year

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Eastern Comma 5
  • Red Admiral 1

Black Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Spring Azure

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Orange Sulphur

Spring Azure

Zebra Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Denis C. Quinn

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

John and Nancy Crosby

Intersection of Old Shellman & Priester Roads
McIntosh County, GA

We checked the Sparkleberry which was in full bloom and found hardly any pollinators flying. At Captain’s Cove Cul de sac we saw 1 unidentified hairstreak & the American Lady, then just around the corner we saw only the Great Purple Hairstreak after checking at least 50 Sparkleberry.

  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 2

Great Purple Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Extreme Sunshine! High of 77 degrees with light winds. The Falcate Orangetip was a female. First monarch of 2022!

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Cay Creek Wetlands & Adjacent Meadow, Midway, GA
Bryan County, GA

82 degrees, mostly sunny. We found skippers on coreopsis which was the most common nectar source before seeing them from the boardwalk on pickerel weed in the creek. The meadow had been partially mowed and perhaps sprayed as growth appeared suppressed and there were almost no nectar sources. We saw only a Varigated Fritillary oviposting in the meadow. All the Carolina Satyrs flew low and slow and appeared to be Intricata.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Carolina Satyr 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 15
  • Dun Skipper 2

Southern Broken-Dash

Carolina Satyr

Southern Broken-Dash

Dun Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Michael Diederich

Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Sleepy Hollow
Westchester County, NY

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Alder Park, New Castle, CO
Garfield County, CO

I walked the trail from 1:15-2PM, partly sunny, low 60’s

  • Cabbage White 23
  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Clouded Sulphur

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Partly sunny, some breeze and 70 degrees. The first American Lady visited certified garden #2490. It was checking out the host plant- Pearly Everlasting leaves that have returned. A surprising greeter of May 1st, 2022!

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1

John and Nancy Crosby

Shellman Bluff Road
McIntosh County, GA

89 degrees, sunny. Very few Pollinators flying despite ideal conditions with lots of nectar sources.

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Whirlabout 10
  • Eufala Skipper 6
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Gulf Fritillary

Whirlabout

Twin-spot Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Elkridge areas
Howard County, MD

Falcate Orangetip along Race Road; Black Swallowtail at Trinity Church cemetery

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Black Swallowtail

Falcate Orangetip

Denis C. Quinn

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

First Spicebush was today, while planting corn

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 2

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Northern White Skipper was in a forested area, I barely got a documentation photo. Tailed Coppers are out already.

  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Mustard White 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Tailed Copper 3
  • Spring Azure 12
  • Northern Checkerspot 9
  • Mylitta Crescent 5
  • Variable Checkerspot 32
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Lorquin's Admiral 7
  • California Sister 26
  • Common Ringlet 16
  • Northern White-Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 4

Northern White-Skipper

Tailed Copper

Northern Checkerspot

Cabbage White

California Sister

Lorquin's Admiral

Spring Azure

Common Ringlet

Umber Skipper

Common Buckeye

Ken Wilson

Ash Creek near the Klamath River
Siskiyou County, CA

Sunny, 83 degrees, wind not a factor. One No ID Sulphur. With Rob Santry.

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Indra Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Spring White
  • Large Marble
  • Pearly Marble
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Gray Marble
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Brown Elfin
  • Spring Azure
  • Dotted Blue
  • Arrowhead Blue
  • Silvery Blue
  • Greenish Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Lupine Blue
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • California Crescent
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Ringlet
  • Propertius Duskywing
  • Persius Duskywing
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper
  • Columbian Skipper
  • Common Roadside-Skipper

Acmon Blue

American Lady

Arrowhead Blue

California Crescent

California Tortoiseshell

Columbian Skipper

Common Ringlet

Common Roadside-Skipper

Dotted Blue

Mylitta Crescent

Northern Checkerspot

Propertius Duskywing

Silvery Blue

Variable Checkerspot

Spring White

Variable Checkerspot

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper

Dotted Blue

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Very warm, low 80’s. With Cyn Dusel-Bacon, Charlie Bacon, Tom and Sue Peterson.

One Echo Azure seemed to prefer a drinking fountain over the muddy overflow at the base.

Western Brown Elfin was intent on laying eggs on the Soap Plant and allowed close photos.

Northern Cloudywing tentative ID based on location, a shaded area with vetch.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 8
  • Mustard White 3
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sara Orangetip 16
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Tailed Copper 3
  • Bramble Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Spring Azure 12
  • Acmon Blue 6
  • Northern Checkerspot 9
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Variable Checkerspot 56
  • California Tortoiseshell 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Lorquin's Admiral 14
  • California Sister 36
  • Common Ringlet 18
  • Monarch 1
  • Northern Cloudywing ?
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 3
  • Rural Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 8

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Brown Elfin

Lorquin's Admiral

Lorquin's Admiral

Common Ringlet

Variable Checkerspot

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

anise laying eggs on fennel

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Ron Smith

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Pinellas County, FL

(13-52) Very slow on a hot & sunny day. Only two hours worth. Last year emperors were in flight by the third week of April, none so far this spring.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 14
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • White Peacock 7
  • Monarch 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Brazilian Skipper many cats found

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jack McDonough and Savanna Berg

Saguaro NP and parts of Tucson Mountain Park
Pima County, AZ

Sunny at 86 degrees

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 40
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Southern Dogface 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 55
  • Marine Blue 300
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Spring Azure 6
  • American Snout 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Tiny Checkerspot 1
  • Texan Crescent 11
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • California Sister 2
  • Queen 2
  • Golden-headed Scallopwing 1
  • Funereal Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3

Marcus Gray

White Oak Mountain WMA
Pittsylvania County, VA

Trails around the Cemetery Parking Area.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Steven Glynn

NBC Gardens
Hidalgo County, TX

Wonderful day at the center and the garden activity!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 10
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 12
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 3
  • Lyside Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 20
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 4
  • Reakirt's Blue common
  • Fatal Metalmark 5
  • Curve-winged Metalmark 8
  • American Snout 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 6
  • Bordered Patch 2
  • Texan Crescent common
  • Pale-banded Crescent 3
  • Vesta Crescent 2
  • Phaon Crescent common
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Mexican Bluewing 2
  • Tawny Emperor 7
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Queen 15
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Laviana White-Skipper 10
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 3
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Fatal Metalmark

Celia's Roadside-Skipper

Pale-banded Crescent

Curve-winged Metalmark

Daniel Jones

Jones yard at Progreso Lakes
Hidalgo County, TX

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 5
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Reakirt's Blue 5
  • Texan Crescent 3
  • Vesta Crescent 3
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Queen 5
  • Brown Longtail 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Julia's Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 4
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Common Mellana 1
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1

Large Orange Sulphur

Julia's Skipper

Common Mellana

Vesta Crescent

Marine Blue

Lucy Merrill-Hills

The Morrow Draw Trail, Rifle, Colorado
Garfield County, CO

I walked the trail from 11:15-12:15 on this beautiful sunny day, with temps in the low 60’s, seeing a new-to-me species, a White Checkered-Skipper plus one Anglewing species.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Pearly Marble 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Pale Crescent 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1

White Checkered-Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(14-81) Warm and sunny. Mowers were busy a day or two before my visit which limited numbers. No pygmy-blues to be found…

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 16
  • Dainty Sulphur 15
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 22
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • White Peacock 1
  • Queen 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 1

Monk Skipper

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

James L. Monroe

Industry PA, along Ohio River
Beaver County, PA

Sunny, high 60’s, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Ken Wilson

Sunol Wilderness Regional Park
Alameda County, CA

Sunny, 85 degrees, no wind.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gorgon Copper
  • Silvery Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • American Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Common Buckeye
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • California Sister
  • Common Ringlet
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph
  • Monarch
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Umber Skipper

Mylitta Crescent

Northern Checkerspot

Orange Sulphur

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Variable Checkerspot

Gorgon Copper

Common Buckeye

California Sister

Cabbage White

American Lady

Brian McGurgan

University Lake Park (61.19369° N, 149.79664° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Beautiful sunny afternoon with butterflying from 1:40pm at 51° until 5pm at 54°, with a light breeze. In addition to those butterflies reported I saw two Milbert’s Tortoiseshells while walking to and from the park. Those in the park were bustling along trails through the woods and along the powerlines. I walked up a small wooded hill and found two Tortoiseshells squabbling on the trail just below the summit and a Mourning Cloak sunning itself on the ground at the top.

  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 8

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

John and Nancy Crosby

Captain's Cove Cul de sac & near Intersection of Priester & Old Shellman Road
McIntosh County, GA

82 degress, mostly sunny. Some of the sparkleberry was past it’s prime. In the past we’ve had 7 species of Hairstreaks inc Gray & White M here during early May.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 4
  • Banded Hairstreak 5
  • Striped Hairstreak 3
  • Oak Hairstreak 16
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Banded Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

John and Nancy Crosby

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

81 degrees, partially cloudy and quite windy.

  • Great Southern White 3
  • Oak Hairstreak 3
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 5
  • Salt Marsh Skipper common

Barred Yellow

Phaon Crescent

Whirlabout

Salt Marsh Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Oak Hairstreak

American Lady

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, NE
Sarpy County, NE

Temperature between 60-65 degrees, cloud cover varied from 70-100%. Three days before were 100% cloud cover and rainy. I was out for 2.5 hours

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 40
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Cabbage White

Gorgone Checkerspot

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Comma

Pearl Crescent

Zebra Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Pearl Crescent

Ken Wilson

Rancho San Antonio
Santa Clara County, CA

Sunny, 85 degrees, breezy.

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Acmon Blue
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Common Buckeye
  • Lorquin's Admiral
  • California Sister
  • Common Ringlet
  • Umber Skipper

California Sister

Common Buckeye

Pale Swallowtail

Sara Orangetip

Variable Checkerspot

John and Nancy Crosby

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

82 degrees, partially cloudy. Plenty of nectar sources but hardly any pollinators flying as drought conditions continue.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Whirlabout 1

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area
Osceola County, FL

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Weather: 78°-89°, winds 14-21, partly cloudy. Nectar: thistles, pickerelweed, coreopsis, gallberry. LCooper, SFarnsworth, SFuller, EPerry, NPrine.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 12
  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 13
  • Oak Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 5
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 7
  • Georgia Satyr 25
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Arogos Skipper 23
  • Dusted Skipper 47
  • Twin-spot Skipper 7

Dusted Skipper

Viceroy

Oak Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Arogos Skipper

Arogos Skipper, Dusted Skipper

Oak Hairstreak

Dusted Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Arogos Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Ronda G Spink

Portman Preserve
Van Buren County, MI

Weather was clear, 64°, wind gust up to 11mph

Ronda Spink and Jason Rutgers

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Brian McGurgan

Baxter Bog Park, Anchorage (61.18489° N, 149.75657° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Sunny with a light breeze at 54° from 3:10 to 5:50pm. Woods frogs could be heard calling throughout the bog, audible last weekend too but with greater volume today. A Wilson’s snipe winnowed over the bog, adding to the spring sounds. There was little butterfly activity until I had gone three-quarters of the way around the bog, when suddenly a little light blue butterfly passed by. I followed it for a couple of minutes as the butterfly weaved in and out among the trees beside the trail before I lost track. I managed a couple of blurred shots but no real documentation despite trying at length for another sighting. Still, since no other blue species is typically expected in May here and the very earliest historically reported sightings for other blues were late in the month, I’m going to go out on a limb and call it a Northern Spring Azure. Hopefully I’ll be able to back up additional sightings with some photos in the next week or two.

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 5

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Brian McGurgan

Chugach State Park, Eklutna Lake (61.40761° N, 149.13792° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Bright sun, light breeze and temperatures starting at 51° and rising to 53° while butterflying from 11:20am to 1:20pm. The first wildflowers of the season have begun to bloom and the trees are greening. I was interested in checking Eklutna Lake about forty-five minutes north of Anchorage due to a couple of reported sightings from late April and early May 2021 of Hoary Commas, a species I’ve seen near McCarthy on the far eastern end of the Chugach Mountain range. I’m not aware of any reported sightings in Anchorage, and the reports from last year near Lake Eklutna are the nearest to Anchorage I’ve yet found. Intrigued, I figured I would give it a try and decided to walk in the sun along the edge of the woods by the lake. The forest is a mix of cottonwoods, aspen, birch, black spruce, and various willows. I was surprised when in less than half an hour the first butterfly I found was a comma. Based on the distinct light gray borders on the underside of the wings and mostly unspotted upper hind wings (apart from two dark spots near the leading edge), I’ve identified it as a Hoary Comma. It wasn’t especially cooperative but I had a number of fleeting views, with a possible second one present too. I was then very happy for my first newly-eclosed butterfly of the season, a Large Marble (Back’s Marble is the local subspecies). The marble nectared on small wildflowers and flew along and into the edge of the woods. It seems a little early (although data here in Alaska is spotty) but it’s been very dry with mild temperatures. A dark butterfly flew high over the parking area as we were getting ready to leave, possibly a Mourning Cloak although it was tough to tell in the shade of the trees. I saw another white butterfly fluttering along the road as we left the park - maybe another Large Marble as it’s probably too early in the season yet for margined/mustard whites.

  • Large Marble 1
  • Hoary Comma 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 4

Hoary Comma

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Hoary Comma

Large Marble

Large Marble

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Gorgeous day high of 70 degrees. : )

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Pearl Crescent 3

Karen Canon

Los Poblanos open space
Bernalillo County, NM

Next to alfalfa field. Sunny, mid 60’s.

  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Painted Lady 2

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Crescent

Ryan Johnson

The Lodge at Woodloch
Pike County, PA

Encountered in a mixed hardwood species forest dominated by Chestnut Oak, Red Oak, and Red Maple. A minimum of six of these were encountered as I walked about the property.

  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6

Juvenal's Duskywing

John and Nancy Crosby

Harris Neck NWR
McIntosh County, GA

We checked Ox-eye Daisy along the marsh at the entrance & found Salt Marsh, Swarthy & Dun Skippers. We saw 1 Monarch, 1 Whirlabout and 1 Oak Hairstreak on Milkweed along Wildlife Drive. Usually on this date in May every species flying can be found on the milkweed we checked today. Hardly any pollinators on fresh Pinewoods Milkweed, fresh Helitrope nor on Fogfruit. After appearing OK we discovered the reason the Oak Hairstreak was buried deep in the Milkweed. A spider had him!

  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 10

Salt Marsh Skipper

Whirlabout

Monarch

Monarch

John and Nancy Crosby

Townsend WMA
McIntosh County, GA

Mostly Cloudy and cool at only about 70 degrees. Two hours, three butterflies seen. A few fresh Iris left, Gallberry and Buttonwood plentiful. (We saw a possible Dion Skipper as well.) We saw no butterflies on Pickerweed on Steelbridge Road nor on Shellman Bluff Road.

  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Delaware Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Jack McDonough

Peppersauce Canyon
Pima County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Southern Dogface 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 3
  • Marine Blue 10
  • Spring Azure 8
  • Acmon Blue 100+
  • American Snout 2
  • Tiny Checkerspot 45
  • Texan Crescent 20
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • California Sister 7
  • Empress Leilia 2
  • Nabokov's Satyr 17
  • Queen 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Small Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Northern White-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Orange Skipperling 5
  • Sheep Skipper 1

Brian McGurgan

Baxter Bog Park, Anchorage (61.18489° N, 149.75657° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Clear skies and very sunny with a light breeze and temperature at about 53° from 1:10 to 4pm. When I arrived at the park I found a very cooperative Milbert’s Tortoiseshell sunning itself on the grassy path leading into the bog. It was especially vibrant considering how faded some of the Tortoiseshells are at this time of year. I returned for a second time this weekend to try and photograph the Northern Spring Azure I had views of yesterday but no chance for photos. I walked the entire loop around the bog without a sighting of the blue, then doubled back to the place I saw it yesterday along the trail through woods near a small mowed grassy area. In nearly the same exact spot, the butterfly - probably the same one - flew out of the woods and along the trail at about knee height and then bobbed back into woods on the opposite side of the trail, flying high up into the upper parts of the trees as it passed out of view. Once again I had failed to get a photo. Having seen it twice at the same spot two days in a row, I decided to wait and see if it would return. After standing around for a very long time, the male azure - or one just like it - came weaving along the edge of the trail. I hoped it would land or at least fly slowly enough that I could get a passing shot, but instead the butterfly came straight at me - flying right at the camera’s lens and then right over my head and off into the trees again, leaving me photoless. The butterfly’s timing this early in May, the wooded habitat, and its tendency to patrol while flying both low and very high, all support the Spring Azure identification despite my failure to document the sighting. It’s dorsal wing surfaces were a light cloud blue without markings or darker areas, indicating a male. Maybe there will be more of them around next weekend and a better chance for photos.

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 4

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Karen Canon

Albuquerque
Bernalillo County, NM

At UNM Duckpond, main campus. Sunny, mid 60’s, around 8:30 am.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 4

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Partly sunny turning to full sun! 50-75 degrees.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15+
  • Pearl Crescent 2

James L. Monroe

along Ohio River near Industry PA
Beaver County, PA

3 to 3:30 p.m., sunny, low 60’s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Weather was clear, 59-79°, windy

We surveyed several locations

R. Spink, D. Dunlap, J. Reinoehl, J. Grzeskowiak

  • Mustard White 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Olympia Marble 3
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Sleepy Duskywing

Olympia Marble

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Ron Smith

Roosevelt Wetland
Pinellas County, FL

(8-39). A site which has been re-invented by the county. In time, it may prove to be a nice stop.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • White Peacock 11
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 3

Gulf Fritillary

Clouded Skipper

Checkered White

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Absolutely full of sunshine, 69-85 degrees. I observed butterflies for approximately a half hour today. Having seen 28+ today was the largest number since 9/15/21 which was 32.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 21+
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1

Jack McDonough

Ramsey Canyon
Cochise County, AZ

Sunny 87 degrees at 15 mph. Around 10:30am

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Marine Blue 10
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 15
  • California Sister 20
  • Nabokov's Satyr 10
  • Mournful Duskywing 4
  • Orange Skipperling 3
  • Deva Skipper 1

Deva Skipper

Ronald Hedden

Mile-Around Woods, North Bennington
Bennington County, VT

  • West Virginia White 5
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Sunny, breezy, upper 60s. Wow…after a cool stretch and a lot of rain, it appears pretty much everything couldn’t wait to get out! First-of-year Spicebush Swallowtail, Eastern-tailed Blue, Meadow Fritillary, Pearl Crescent, and Silver-spotted Skipper.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Comma

Pearl Crescent

Mourning Cloak

Brian Ahern

McIntosh Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

0900-1130. 3.5 miles, very sunny with little nectar sources except for Nuttall’s Thistle. Observations were made along nature trail

  • Black Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 10
  • Dainty Sulphur 20
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • White Peacock 10
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • White Checkered-Skipper 6
  • Southern Skipperling 8
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

White Checkered-Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Weather was mostly cloudy/hazy, 73-84°, calm winds

We surveyed several locations

R. Spink, D. Dunlap, J. Grzeskowiak

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Olympia Marble 9
  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Frosted Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Silvery Blue 7
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 1

Silvery Blue

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Juvenal's Duskywing

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Pine Elfin

Brown Elfin

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

Field trip for Broward County Butterfly Club 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Weather: 75°-83°, northwest winds 13-18 mph, sunny to partly cloudy all day. WBarnes, CChambers, LCooper, BDeWitt, PStrumski. Few nectar sources other than thistle & pickerelweed.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Little Metalmark 16
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 12
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • White Peacock 6
  • Carolina Satyr 4
  • Georgia Satyr 14
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Sachem 3
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 7
  • Twin-spot Skipper 10
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Aaron's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Dusted Skipper

Southern Skipperling

Carolina Satyr

Monk Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Andrew Block

Tibbetts Brook Park, Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Andrew Block

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

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1

John and Nancy Crosby

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

80 degrees, sunny, protected from wind in woods and very dry. Most of the Sparkleberry was bloomed out.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 6
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 10
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Southern Pearly-eye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 8
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1

Dun Skipper

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Whirlabout

Carolina Satyr

Oak Hairstreak

John and Nancy Crosby

Captain's Cove Cul de sac & near Intersection of Priester & Old Shellman Road
McIntosh County, GA

75 degrees, sunny and protected from wind at edges of woods. Most of the sparkleberry was past it’s prime.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Banded Hairstreak 14
  • Striped Hairstreak 4
  • Oak Hairstreak 20
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1

Banded Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Great Southern White

Red-banded Hairstreak

Common Buckeye

Banded Hairstreak, Oak Hairstreak

John and Nancy Crosby

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

70 degrees, windy with full sun. We checked the salt flats along the Julienton River at the East end of Sea Way NE.

  • Great Southern White 6
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 15
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5

Salt Marsh Skipper

Great Southern White

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Partly sunny, high humidity 71-90 degrees.

  • Little Yellow 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Sunny, clear skies, slight breeze. Temp of 82degrees when observing around 4pm.

  • Cabbage White 3

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Portions of Alder Park, and the East and West Colorow Trails, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

Today was partly sunny, windy, 66 degrees. I walked the trails from 11AM-1:10PM, seeing six new butterfly species, including a Swallowtail species (most likely an Anise or a Baird’s), and a Blue species, undetermined. A Sara Orangetip landed inches from my feet, but I did not get a photo.

  • Cabbage White 14
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Pale Crescent 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Juba Skipper 1

Clouded Sulphur

Juba Skipper

Juba Skipper

Juba Skipper

Juba Skipper

Juba Skipper

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Road
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Anise Swallowtail 7+
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure
  • Green Comma
  • 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Dreamy Duskywing
  • Sleepy Duskywing
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing

Ronda G Spink

Chipman Preserve
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was mostly clear-hazy, 79-84°, winds were calm-5mph

R. Spink, J. Grzeskowiak

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 5
  • American Lady 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Chilly, low 60’s, butterfly numbers rather low today. But on Indian Paintbrush flowers there were at least two dozen caterpillars of Leanira Checkerspot which bodes well for the near future.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Pale Swallowtail 5
  • Checkered White 2
  • Mustard White 3
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Tailed Copper 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 20
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 7
  • Mylitta Crescent 5
  • Variable Checkerspot 7
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Lorquin's Admiral 15
  • California Sister 16
  • Common Ringlet 10
  • Rural Skipper 3
  • Umber Skipper 3

Umber Skipper

Rural Skipper

Leanira Checkerspot

Northern Checkerspot

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

82degrees, somewhat humid with sunshine abd some breeze

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 1

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Hazy, HOT and very humid, 74-91 degrees.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 17
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Least Skipper 1

John and Nancy Crosby

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

82 degrees, sunny, quite windy. The only nectar source was Helitrope.

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • Oak Hairstreak 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper common

Common Buckeye

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Phaon Crescent

Monarch

Great Southern White

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Salt Marsh Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Whirlabout

Barred Yellow

American Lady

American Lady

John and Nancy Crosby

Captain's Cove Cul de sac & Priester Road
McIntosh County, GA

78 degrees, sunny, protected from wind on the woodland edges in Sparkleberry. We checked this site at 10 and again about 2:30 but results were the same and different from yesterday.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Oak Hairstreak 15
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Oak Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Ashley Gardner

Montvale Park
Bedford County, VA

AR03
E.05L

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Silvery Checkerspot 4
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Monarch caterpillars

Pearl Crescent

Monarch egg

Pearl Crescent

Kathleen Mahoney

Huntington, MA
Hampshire County, MA

The first Tiger Swallowtail of the season arrived before the Lilacs are in bloom. But, there is plenty of nectar in the plum grove.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Full sun in the AM, then partly cloudy in the afternoon 75-93. This is the most butterflies I have ever had in one day (38). : )

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 29
  • Silvery Checkerspot 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1

John and Nancy Crosby

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

75 degrees and cloudy. Drought conditions persist.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 7
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 10
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper common

Great Southern White

Monarch

Horace's Duskywing

Southern Broken-Dash

Oak Hairstreak

Whirlabout

Fiery Skipper

American Lady

Salt Marsh Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Harris Neck NWR Lucas Tract on the South Side on Harris Neck Road
McIntosh County, GA

75 degrees, cloudy and extreme drought per weather man. Beetle infestion in the Longleaf Pines caused this tract of timber to be cut. Now management has removed some of the small oaks creating a large meadow. Besides 3 or four tiny plants of Helitrope the only nectar source at present is limited milkweed and a few nettles. This area has great potential. One of the challenges is the presence of wild hogs which have practically destroyed several acres. Mgt has installed a corn feeder with trap which hopefully will help. I was uneasy as a sow with pigs can be quite dangerous! This area was dangerous to walk in as well with all the holes. But for some reason they have stayed in the area which still has tiny oaks and not destroyed the meadow as yet.

  • Oak Hairstreak 3
  • Little Metalmark 7
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 3

Little Metalmark

Monarch

Little Metalmark

Common Buckeye

Oak Hairstreak

Ronda G Spink

Wolf Tree Preserve
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was clear, 84°, slight wind

R. Spink, J. Rutgers

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 4

Andrew Block

Nature Study Woods C.P., New Rochelle,
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Grand River Park, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

I walked along a path on one side of the Colorado River from 11:45-12:20 on this sunny, windy day, temps high 50’s to low 60’s. The Monarch was in a gully, sheltered from the wind.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1

John J. Collins

Sterling Forest SP - Ironwood Drive
Orange County, NY

Cloudy - temps in 60’s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7

Jim Weber

Chisos Basin in Big Bend National Park
Brewster County, TX

On Bee Brush in front of Basin Store

  • Poling's Hairstreak 1

Poling's Hairstreak

Laurel Rhodes/Sherry Wilson

Lost Maples State Natural Area in Vanderpool
Bandera County, TX

Annual Spring survey. Overcast, 71F at start, 92F at finish. Photos Becky Neill and Dusty Rhodes. Severe drought conditions prevail currently. Blooming Antelope Horn Milkweed and Thistle were primary nectar sources.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 12
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Sleepy Orange 20
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 15
  • Reakirt's Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Red Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Meridian Duskywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 6
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Nysa Roadside-Skipper 4
  • Dotted Roadside-Skipper 2
  • Celia's Roadside-Skipper 2

Oak Hairstreak

Nysa Roadside-Skipper

Dotted Roadside-Skipper

Bronze Roadside-Skipper

Ken Wilson

Mt Laguna & surrounding area
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 68 degrees, mild winds.

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Indra Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur
  • Spring Azure
  • Arrowhead Blue
  • Melissa Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • California Sister
  • Sleepy Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Checkered White

Common Checkered-Skipper

Indra Swallowtail

Arrowhead Blue

Sleepy Duskywing

Boisduval's Blue

Anise Swallowtail

Anise Swallowtail

Acmon Blue

Jeanette Klodzen

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

Snowed yesterday (a couple inches). Still some snow along the trail but mostly melted.

  • Sheridan's Hairstreak 1
  • California Tortoiseshell

Denis C. Quinn

Between Fort Kent and Frenchville, US route 1 on the border of Canada
Aroostook County, ME

High up on the mountain top open areas between Moose bush (Red Osier Dogwood maybe)? Mourning Cloaks and a far too fast small bright orange/red anglewing I could not ID

  • Spring Azure 9
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Spring Azure

Compton Tortoiseshell

Jack McDonough

Madera Canyon
Santa Cruz County, AZ

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Tailed Orange 1
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 2
  • Marine Blue 400
  • Reakirt's Blue 3
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • American Snout 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • California Sister 50
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Empress Leilia 1
  • Nabokov's Satyr 100
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Deva Skipper 1

California Sister

Deva Skipper

Goatweed Leafwing

Goatweed Leafwing

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Umber Skipper 2

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Sunny in the am then turned mostly cloudy in the afternoon, 66-87 degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 19
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Andrew Block

20 Hancock Ave., Yonkers,
Westchester County, NY

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

David H. Bartholomew

Sanborn County Park
Santa Clara County, CA

Most butterflies were above the forest in sunny chapparal areas.

  • Mustard White 2
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Acmon Blue 8
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 12
  • Red Admiral 1
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Propertius Duskywing 6
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Umber Skipper 4

Umber Skipper

Umber Skipper

Red Admiral

Propertius Duskywing

Variable Checkerspot

California Sister

Acmon Blue

Jean Evoy

Myakka River State Park
Sarasota County, FL

Gorgeous sunny day with park ranger Mike Stanfield, park volunteer Andre, John and Jane Lampkin, James Peterfeso and Delia Smith. Photos by John Lampkin, James Peterfeso and Jean Evoy.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 11
  • Black Swallowtail 11
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Great Southern White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • White Peacock 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Queen 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1

Black Swallowtail

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Queen

Viceroy

John and Nancy Crosby

Steelbridge Road and Townsend WMA South Tract
McIntosh County, GA

75 degrees, sunny. Only skippers were on Steelbridge Road on Pickerelweed and Thistle. About 10% of the Sparkleberry was still fresh, Only 5% of Palmetto Blooms were open at Townsend WMA. Did not find Palmetto Skippers. We usually see Red-banded Hairstreaks here.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Oak Hairstreak 11
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Sachem 3
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Dion Skipper 12
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6

Horace's Duskywing

Sachem

Southern Broken-Dash

Palamedes Swallowtail

Georgia Satyr

Northern Cloudywing

Common Buckeye

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Delaware Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Captain's Cove & Priester Roads
McIntosh County, GA

75 degrees, sunny.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 7
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4

Oak Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Zebra Swallowtail

Banded Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

Brian McGurgan

Chugach State Park, McHugh Creek (61.01715° N, 149.73381° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Sunny with scattered clouds, breezy and temperature at about 52° from 2:46 to 5pm. I focused on the rocky hillside with wooded trails that faces Cook Inlet just west of the parking areas as it receives ample sun throughout the day. Pollen sources were plentiful with lots of wildflowers, including dandelions, lupine, and various small yellow, white, and purple flowers including some early violets. Several small white butterflies and a little blue were seen in addition to those reported. The whites would not stop long enough for photos that would confirm their identification. The date alone, so early in the season here in Alaska, strongly suggests Large Marble and they did have dark markings on the apical and sub-apical areas of the forewings. Western White is a less likely possibility since it’s probably a couple of weeks too early still, but I’m uncomfortable ruling it out entirely without photos. As for the blue, it was almost certainly a Northern Spring Azure based again on the early date. My view was fleeting, though, and it was in an open grassy area with large rocks near woods which could be good habitat for other blue species too. As with the whites, I’ll leave it unidentified and try again within the next week (weather permitting).

  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 2

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Sunny with temps 66-86. The Dogface and 1 of the Monarch’s were seen at my parents home in Oakville, MO (approx 1/2 hour away, Northeast from my home in Imperial.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA
Dougherty County, GA

Slowly went straight down the gravel road for 6.6 miles. In 2 hours, 15 minutes I cleanly counted at least 24 Monarchs. I was happily surprised by this. They looked fresh. I can only imagine how many Monarchs are really in this large WMA.

Photographed both Asclepias perennis and A. tuberosa in bloom. I included a photo of a Monarch on A. perennis in the swamp.

2 extremely aerobatic Duskywings not identified to species.

1415-1630, 83-84F, Wind NE, 3-4MPH, Cloud Cover 43-66%

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 24
  • Queen 4

Monarch

Monarch

Randy Harrod

Home garden
Davidson County, TN

FOS

  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Jim Weber

Chisos Basin in Big Bend National Park
Brewster County, TX

On Bee Brush in front of Basin Store

  • Vicroy's Ministreak 1

Vicroy's Ministreak

Ken Wilson

Love Valley's Meadow near Palomar Mountain
San Diego County, CA

Sunny, 90 degrees, no wind.

  • Checkered White
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur
  • Brown Elfin
  • Marine Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Square-spotted Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Mormon Metalmark
  • California Sister +

Queen Alexandra's Sulphur

Brown Elfin

Square-spotted Blue

Mormon Metalmark

Ronda G Spink

Chipman Preserve
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was partly sunny-cloudy, 79-81°, 8-11mph winds

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 24

Silvery Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

American Lady

Ken Wilson

Escondido backyard
San Diego County, CA

Sighting for the 1st half of May. Activity remains slow and is running late for many species. Plenty of nectar source available. Of note, despite having host plant for Marine Blue, none seen in my yard so far this year.

  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Large Orange Sulphur
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Monarch
  • Funereal Duskywing
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Umber Skipper

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Sun in am, afternoon rain changing to partly cloudy. Temps 59-86. It was AWESOME to discover 20 hatched white eggs, approx pinhead size. Should also see eggs from Eastern Tail-Blue soon!

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 16
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Brian McGurgan

Baxter Bog Park, Anchorage (61.18489° N, 149.75657° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Bright sun and 53° at the start of my session at 2pm with clouds and cooler temperatures as I finished at 3:45pm. I spent all of my time on the west side of the bog in the area where I saw a suspected Northern Spring Azure both days last weekend. My first sighting of today’s session was a light gray female azure fluttering high through the trees but l was unable to get a photo. Later I saw a bright blue male azure flutter across open marsh and land to nectar. Intent on getting photos, I trudged out into the bog after the azure, soaking my boots, socks, and jeans nearly to the knees in cold, muddy water but with success in getting identification shots of the butterfly. I got very good cooperation for photos from a Green Comma (Arctic Anglewing is the local subspecies) and from a Mourning Cloak that at one point decided to alight on my hat. The Milbert’s Tortoishell bustled past me on the trail without pausing, making it my first session of the season where I had sightings of all three of our local overwintering species.

  • Spring Azure 2
  • Green Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Spring Azure

Green Comma

Green Comma

Spring Azure

Mourning Cloak

Brian McGurgan

Chugach State Park, McHugh Creek (61.01715° N, 149.73381° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Bright sun and a light breeze with temperatures from 49° at 12pm to 52° when I finished at 1:30pm. After my session yesterday where I came away without positive identification of several whites and a blue butterfly, I returned today hoping for better success. I brought a longer lens and set the camera at a much faster shutter speed figuring I’d need to try for photos of uncooperative butterflies in flight. Sightings were scarce for the first forty-five minutes and then as temperatures warmed I saw more activity. While distant and not well-focused, my photos confirmed successfully that the whites were Large Marbles (Back’s Marble is the local subspecies). The blue I found today was a male Greenish Blue (Kodiak Blue is our local subspecies), and its low-flying behavior over open terrain was consistent with my sighting yesterday too. It seems very early for Greenish Blues, as I typically find them in June.

  • Large Marble 2
  • Greenish Blue 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Large Marble

Greenish Blue

Large Marble

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Lawrence Brown

Forest Beach Migratory Preserve & Surrounding Areas
Ozaukee County, WI

65 and partly sunny.

  • Cabbage White X
  • American Lady abundant
  • Painted Lady 1

Lawrence Brown

Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County, WI

66-73. Partly Sunny.

  • Black Swallowtail X
  • Cabbage White X
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady X
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch X
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Lawrence Brown

Kettle Moraine Southern Unit
Jefferson County, WI

Sunny and 87.

  • Black Swallowtail X
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail X
  • Cabbage White X
  • Clouded Sulphur X
  • Spring Azure X
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady X
  • Painted Lady X
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch X
  • Juvenal's Duskywing X

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Partly cloudy, light breeze, 80 degrees. Hike in the park with the kiddos…unfortunately no time to grab any photos today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3

Jim Wilkinson

Columbia area
Howard County, MD

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Portions of the East and West Colorow Trails, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

I walked these trails from 10:00AM-noon on this beautiful sunny day with temps in the low 70’s.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Field Crescent 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Juba Skipper 5

Juba Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Field Crescent

Painted Lady

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Rd to Trailhead
Salt Lake County, UT

  • Anise Swallowtail 5+
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Sara Orangetip 10+
  • Spring Azure
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Dreamy Duskywing
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing
  • Juba Skipper 1

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Trail to Clearing (7550 ft)
Salt Lake County, UT

Trail is clear with some small patches of snow until the clearing (7550ft) where it’s still snow covered and my turn around spot for today.

  • Spring Azure
  • Satyr Comma
  • Green Comma
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing 1

Clifford Hence

John Heinz NWR at Tinicum
Philadelphia County, PA

Getting off to a slow start to the butterfly season in Philly this year. The weather has not been the best for butterflies with cool temps, rain, and high winds on several days of the last three weekends. Forecast looks to be cool and rainy for the rest of the month. Hopefully we will see some improvement soon.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Weather was clear, 61-75°, 8-12mph winds
Surveyed from 10:00am-4:30pm

R. Spink, D. Dunlap, G. Crisler, J. Mundy, A. Denko, C. Schaddelee

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 33
  • Mustard White 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Olympia Marble 21
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Frosted Elfin 7
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Silvery Blue 10
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 21

Frosted Elfin

Gray Hairstreak

Spicebush Swallowtail

Silvery Blue

Frosted Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA
Dougherty County, GA

Primary purpose was to do another Monarch survey and to look for wild milkweed. Drove/walked about 12 miles on gravel roads without retracing my path. Most of the Monarchs were on the more eastern side of the WMA. The counts are pretty close.

I think this was the FOY Gulf Fritillary here and I saw only one. There will be many more of this attractive species.

1215-1600, 83-88F, Wind W 7-11MPH, Cloud Cover 19-28%

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 13
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 27
  • Queen 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Fiery Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Little Glassywing

Fiery Skipper

Jack McDonough

Oracle
Pinal County, AZ

Around 5:30-6pm

  • Mexican Yellow 1
  • Ilavia Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Leda Ministreak 12
  • Marine Blue 500
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 5

Leda Ministreak

Jack McDonough

Mt. Lemmon
Pima County, AZ

9-12pm
The Arizona Powdered-Skipper is on Hartweg’s Climbing Milkweed

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 12
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Mexican Yellow 5
  • Tailed Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Western Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Marine Blue 200
  • Reakirt's Blue 6
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Acmon Blue 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Theona Checkerspot 1
  • Tiny Checkerspot 5
  • Elada Crescent 1
  • Texan Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 15
  • California Sister 2
  • Nabokov's Satyr 2
  • Queen 2
  • Arizona Powdered-Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Orange Skipperling 5

Arizona Powdered-Skipper

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Beautiful day, 70 degrees. Gorgon Copper is first of year for me.

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 6
  • Checkered White 10
  • Mustard White 4
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Sara Orangetip 2
  • Tailed Copper 1
  • Gorgon Copper 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 24
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Acmon Blue 10
  • Northern Checkerspot 14
  • Mylitta Crescent 16
  • Variable Checkerspot 34
  • Common Buckeye 21
  • Lorquin's Admiral 24
  • California Sister 6
  • Common Ringlet 20
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 1
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Rural Skipper 17
  • Umber Skipper 9

Rural Skipper

Brown Elfin

Propertius Duskywing

Spring Azure

Lorquin's Admiral

Tailed Copper

Mylitta Crescent

California Sister

Gorgon Copper

Gorgon Copper

David H. Bartholomew

Sunnyvale residence
Santa Clara County, CA

Northern White-Skipper is an occasional visitor in my backyard. Third time this year, finally got a photo.

  • Northern White-Skipper 1

Northern White-Skipper

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Lots of sun! 57-79 degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail X
  • Little Yellow X
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue X
  • Pearl Crescent X
  • Least Skipper X
  • Fiery Skipper X

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

Checkered White was a summer brood female, which nectared on Italian thistle and yellow
yarrow. This is the first Checkered White ever
in my yard. Tiny, orangish eggs appeared on the underside of leaves on the smaller of two black mustard plants.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Common Buckeye 1Ch

Brian Ahern

Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park
Polk County, FL

0830-1100, hiked about 3 miles along sugar sand trails through oak scrub and scattered small sand-bottomed lakes. mainly looking for dragonflies, hardly any nectar sources

  • Zebra Swallowtail 10
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Oak Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3

John and Nancy Crosby

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

John found a White M Hairstreak with abnormal wings in our yard early this morning! It was 75 degrees & sunny.

  • Great Southern White 2
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2

Great Southern White

Whirlabout

Fiery Skipper

Oak Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Whirlabout

Monarch

Horace's Duskywing

American Lady

White M Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

John and Nancy Crosby

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

75 degrees, full sun about 9 am. White M Hairstreak spotted by John is a new Yard butterfly! It had deformed wings. Palmetto next door is blooming and has Oak and Great Purple Hairsteaks.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 5

Great Purple Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

jan schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

  • Black Swallowtail X
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue X
  • Pearl Crescent X
  • Monarch X
  • Least Skipper X
  • Fiery Skipper X

John J. Collins

Edwin B. Forsythe NWR
Atlantic County, NJ

Sunny in the 70’s but windy. Saw my first Monarch of the year.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch 1

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Mostly cloudy, breezy with stronger gusts, low 70s. Slow day…probably from the stubborn cloud bank and wind. First-of-year Zabulon Skipper.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Weather was sunny, 61-75°, 8-12mph winds
Surveyed from 10:00am-4:30pm

We went to several locations

R. Spink, D. Dunlap, G. Crisler, J. Mundy, A. Denko, and Chip

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 33
  • Mustard White 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Olympia Marble 21
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Frosted Elfin 7
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Silvery Blue 10
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 21

Spicebush Swallowtail

Silvery Blue

Gray Hairstreak

Frosted Elfin

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Pine Elfin

Randy Harrod

Bells Bend Park, Nashville
Davidson County, TN

Cool temps this morning

  • Little Wood-Satyr 5

Randy Harrod

Beaman Park, Nashville TN
Davidson County, TN

  • Northern Pearly-eye 1

jan schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

  • Orange Sulphur X
  • Southern Dogface X
  • Little Yellow X
  • Monarch X
  • Least Skipper X
  • Fiery Skipper X

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Rd
Salt Lake County, UT

Started around 3:30. Walked from the gate to trail head.
Sunny, 68 degrees

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Spring Azure
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Dreamy Duskywing
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Juba Skipper 1

John Heyse

at home, Crcckett
Contra Costa County, CA

1 Checkered White came back again.

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 2

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Mostly sunny with a high cirrus cloud filter at times, light breeze, low 70s. Unfortunately, my time was limited to a little over an hour midday. First-of-year Red-banded Hairstreak…appeared really fresh.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Cabbage White

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Marriottsville Area, Patapsco Valley state Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

(15-164) Hot and mostly sunny. It hasn’t rained in quite some time. Eastern Pygmy-Blues still not flying. Overall, a very slow day.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Statira Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 8
  • Dainty Sulphur 43
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 5
  • Cassius Blue 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 77
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 6
  • White Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Obscure Skipper 1

Little Metalmark

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Obscure Skipper

Ceraunus Blue

Little Metalmark

Barred Yellow

Roy Cohutta

Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA
Talbot County, GA

I had the great honor and pleasure to be joined by Georgia’s own Nancy and John Crosby. A good time was had by all!

0900-1120, 70-84F, Wind variable 2-5MPH, Cloud Cover 2-5%

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Oak Hairstreak 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Cofaqui Giant-Skipper 1

Cofaqui Giant-Skipper

Cofaqui Giant-Skipper

Oak Hairstreak

Cofaqui Giant-Skipper

Cofaqui Giant-Skipper

Joanne Langabee

Lauritzen Garden
Douglas County, NE

Had 3/4 inch rain last night but a wonderful day for butterflying today. around 70 degrees and sunny. Saw first Silver-spotted Skipper and Common Buckeye of the season at Lauritzen gardens.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 9

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Ashley Gardner

Green Hill Park
Roanoke County, VA

AR03

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  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Little Wood-Satyr

Silvery Checkerspot

Red-banded Hairstreak

Cabbage White

Silvery Checkerspot

Little Wood-Satyr

Zabulon Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Zabulon Skipper

Brian McGurgan

Far North Bicentennial Park, Basher Drive Trail (61.15065° N, 149.71233° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Beautiful butterflying after work from 6 to 7:20pm, with bright sun, a light breeze, and temperatures at 64°. This week the temperatures climbed above 60° for the first time this year, and I was delighted for my first Margined/Mustard Whites of the season. The smaller and more skittish Large Marbles were less cooperative for photos (although I got poor but useful ID shots) and tussled with the Margined Whites to chase them from wildflowers. The Marbles seemed to disappear at about 6:30pm, and other butterfly activity decreased by 7pm despite mild, sunny conditions and with sunset not until 10:51pm tonight. A male blue passed me and flew up into the alders. I suspect a Northern Spring Azure based on his cloud blue color and behavior, but will leave the sighting unidentified without a photo. Several Milbert’s Tortoiseshells chased each other, and one ran off a larger Mourning Cloak along the trail.

  • Mustard White 7
  • Large Marble 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 5

Mustard White

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Mustard White

Jim Wilkinson

Marriottsville Area, Patapsco Valley State Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Alder Park, New Castle, CO
Garfield County, CO

I walked in the park from 11:00-12:30; it was partly sunny and windy with temps in the hight 60’s.
Over the last month, I’ve seen two species of blue butterflies, but I have not been able to get a photo yet for a positive ID. Today’s blue butterfly was about the size of a Juba Skipper.
When I got home, one street away from Alder Park, two Two-tailed Swallowtails were flying together in my yard.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • West Coast Lady 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Juba Skipper 1

West Coast Lady

Juba Skipper

Brian McGurgan

Chugach State Park, Eklutna Lake (61.40761° N, 149.13792° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

A beautiful spring day for butterflying, with a clear sky, breezy, and temperatures starting at 58° at 10:30am and reaching 68° by the time I finished at 4pm. My “target” for the day was a first-time sighting with photos of an Arctic Duskywing, the local subspecies of the Persius Duskywing. I found one within twenty minutes of arriving and had at least eight by the time I finished. I’m not sure why I haven’t seen them before as they were quite common. The Duskwings were frequently chased off flowers by larger butterflies including a Mourning Cloak, Large Marbles, and an especially persistent blue only slightly larger than the skipper that chased it all over the place. There were lots of fresh Canadian Tiger Swallowtails and blues. All of my counts are conservative, especially for the blues where I only counted those I identified with photos. The Western Tailed Blues were mating, which was great to be able to capture in photos. Butterflies that got away include two commas of unconfirmed species.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Large Marble 6
  • Western Tailed-Blue 2
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Greenish Blue 6
  • Mourning Cloak 8
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 2
  • Persius Duskywing 8

Large Marble

Persius Duskywing

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Greenish Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Silvery Blue

Mourning Cloak

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Umber Skipper 2

Brian McGurgan

Front yard, East Anchorage
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Sunny and 69°at 5:30pm.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1

Lawrence Brown

Sand Ridge State Park and roadsides
Mason County, IL

Partly sunny and 87. Humid. Also found a Blinded Sphinx.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3+
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4+
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Harvester 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5+
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 2+
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 4+
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5+
  • Cobweb Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 4

jan schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Rain in the am turning to mostly sunny. High of 87 degrees

  • Black Swallowtail X
  • Cabbage White X
  • Orange Sulphur X
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue X
  • Gulf Fritillary X
  • Pearl Crescent X
  • Monarch X
  • Least Skipper X

Jeff Gesell

Plainfield Township - GCEC
Northampton County, PA

Cloudy, breezy, mid-70s. Cut short again unfortunately…this time from a line of storms moving in. First-of-year American Coppers!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

American Copper

American Copper

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Randy Harrod

Bells Bend Park, Nashville
Davidson County, TN

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2

Ron & Lori Smith

Everglades National Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

(7-24). Extremely hot and muggy, but few bugs - it hasn’t really started raining yet in south Florida.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 10
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Florida Leafwing 1
  • Queen 3
  • Florida Duskywing 1

Florida Leafwing

Florida Leafwing

Florida Leafwing

Florida Leafwing

Florida Duskywing

Queen

Ron & Lori Smith

Modello Wayside Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

  • Pink-spot Sulphur 7

Pink-spot Sulphur

Harry Zirlin

Pound Ridge
Westchester County, NY

Harris caterpillars a bonus

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Harvester 1
  • American Copper 13
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 17
  • Monarch 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 2

Hobomok Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Harvester

Harris' Checkerspot caterpillar

Robert Emond

Eufaula NWR
Barbour County, AL

Mostly cloudy 85-90F

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 1

Fiery Skipper

Whirlabout

Brian McGurgan

Chugach State Park, Flattop Mountain (61.10299° N, 149.68182° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Sunny, 64° and very windy from 2:45 to 4:30pm. I was eager to get above the treeline to see if there are any early-eclosing alpine butterflies yet. The trail through twisted Mountain Hemlock from the parking area was packed deep with wet, slippery snow and there’s still lots of snow on the upper slopes of the mountains too. Strong wind and snow in places made for a challenging time and butterflies were scarce. I hiked to the top of Blueberry Knoll at an elevation of 2,618 feet. The hill was almost entirely snow-free and numerous wildflowers were beginning to bloom or already open. The fritillaries were found on the lookout hill beside the parking area and near the top of Blueberry Knoll. A white butterfly blew by on wind gusts but at too great a distance to identify. I saw two Arctic Ground Squirrels, an American Pipit, and a singing Golden-crowned Sparrow.

  • Freija Fritillary 6
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 5

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Brian McGurgan

Chugach State Park, Windy Point (60.98499° N, 149.60629° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Sunny and 64° from 1:15 to 1:45pm. The wind was very strong so butterfly activity seemed unlikely but I checked some spots with wildflowers that were somewhat sheltered from the gusts. The Large Marble was clinging to a bush twig as the wind buffeted it around, but it fluttered off at my approach. The Canadian Tiger Swallowtail was flying through the aspen trees on the trail back to the car.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Large Marble 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

a great year for Cabbage Whites and pierids in general

  • Anise Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Large Marble 1
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Umber Skipper 2

Rick Borchelt

Adkins Arboretum
Caroline County, MD

Leading an Audubon Naturalist Society Natural History Field Studies butterfly trip. Very hot (95F) sunny and humid.

  • Zebra Swallowtail common
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail common
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zebra Swallowtail caterpillar

Zabulon Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Marriottsville Area, Patapsco Valley State Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 10

Zabulon Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Roy Cohutta

Lake Park Neighborhood
Dougherty County, GA

A worn female Monarch oviposited on milkweed in a neighborhood garden.

1450-1520, 87F, Wind SW 8-10MPH, Cloud Cover 90-94%

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Brian Ahern

Green Swamp East Tract WMA--Withlacoochee Trail
Polk County, FL

0730-1030, four mile trail, pretty overcast out

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Carolina Satyr 22
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Least Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Carolina Satyr

Whirlabout

Black Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Gulf Fritillary

Little Yellow

Common Buckeye

Kathy Beza Richardson

Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery
Charles City County, VA

sunny, 83 degrees

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Gray Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Least Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

American Lady

Ron & Lori Smith

Bahia Honda SP
Monroe County, FL

  • Cassius Blue 50
  • Miami Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 12

Miami Blue

Ronald Hedden

I-88 eastbound rest area in Worcester
Otsego County, NY

Silvery Blue is a regular at this highway rest area, and I have located this species here every year since 2017.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Silvery Blue 2

Silvery Blue

Jeff Gesell

Jacobsburg State Park
Northampton County, PA

Mostly sunny, light breeze, 90 degrees. Finally had an uninterrupted early afternoon and completed a 5 mile loop. First Monarchs since the lone individual seen earlier in the season, as well as FOY Black Swallowtail, Red-spotted Purple, Hobomok Skipper, Peck’s Skipper, and Question Mark. The Question Mark was in “summer form.” There appears to be a new brood of Azures out right now…seems late for Spring and too early for Summer. Bright white undersides, maybe slightly larger, and stronger fliers than the Spring Azures. I suspect these may be C. serotina (Cherry Gall Azures), however none would land long enough for a photo. I’ll list them below as a generic “Azure.”

Azure sp: 9

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 12

Hobomok Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

American Lady

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Zabulon Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Spicebush Swallowtail

Brian McGurgan

Turnagain Pass, Kenai (60.78774° N, 149.21411° W)
Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK

Sunny and still at 59° from 12:20 to 1:30pm. This mountain pass at 900’ elevation is still mostly snow-covered. Only small hillocks and some distant south-facing slopes were free of snow and these haven’t begun to green yet so no pollen sources were visible. In addition to the reported Milbert’s Tortoiseshells, a small white fluttered by overhead but didn’t pause so went unidentified.

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 2

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Brian McGurgan

Chugach State Park, McHugh Creek (61.01715° N, 149.73381° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Sunny with temperatures in the low sixties from 2 to 3pm, but with strong, cold winds. The few butterflies observed were under duress, clinging to grasses and seeking shelter from wind gusts. A second blue was also seen but not closely enough to identify.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 1
  • Greenish Blue 1

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Mustard White

Dennis Vollmar

County park in Broward
Broward County, FL

partly cloudy, 2:30 - 4:30. 10-15mph wind 90 degrees

Partial list

  • Orange-barred Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Amethyst Hairstreak 2
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 3

Fulvous Hairstreak

Amethyst Hairstreak

Amethyst Hairstreak

Amethyst Hairstreak

Amethyst Hairstreak

John and Nancy Crosby

Key Largo
Monroe County, FL

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cassius Blue common
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Julia Heliconian 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Florida Purplewing 4

Florida Purplewing

Florida Purplewing

Large Orange Sulphur

Julia Heliconian

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

Ward Pound Ridge County Park, town of Cross River
Westchester County, NY

Part of general faunal ‘survey’ for much of the day, w/ several others incl. Ed Lam. Rare “bug” of the day was a male Comet Darner dragonfly, presumed a stray from farther south. Multiple other butterfly spp. were noted, incl. some late-instar caterpillars of Harris’s Checkerspot near the known area for that species, and in the vicinity of host plant. No adults were flying yet.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Robert Bell

Thompson Harbor State Park
Presque Isle County, MI

Sunny. Low 50’s.
6.5 hours.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Brown Elfin 6
  • Hoary Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 24
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Columbine Duskywing 5

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Sunny 57-71 degrees

  • Black Swallowtail X
  • Cabbage White X
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue X
  • Pearl Crescent X
  • Monarch X
  • Least Skipper X
  • Fiery Skipper X

Ron & Lori Smith

Key Largo
Monroe County, FL

(11-68). Hot, but very few bugs.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Schaus' Swallowtail 8
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 14
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Cassius Blue 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Julia Heliconian 16
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Florida Purplewing 3
  • Hammock Skipper 1

Giant Swallowtail

Schaus' Swallowtail

Schaus' Swallowtail

Schaus' Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Large Orange Sulphur

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Nellie Hill Preserve
Dutchess County, NY

Partly sunny, 65-70 degrees. We missed one of our targets, Giant Swallowtail.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr common
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10
  • Cobweb Skipper 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 5
  • Dusted Skipper 4

Zabulon Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Cobweb Skipper

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Alameda County, CA

tailless Sylvan Hairstreak, the second since
2020, both on flowering toyon.

  • Cabbage White 13
  • Sylvan Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 2

Brian Ahern

Otter Springs Park and Campground
Gilchrist County, FL

0900-1130, south loop trail (3 miles), very dry and hot, few butterflies flying

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Carolina Satyr 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Pearl Crescent

Jim Wilkinson

Blue Heron Nature Reserve
Queen Anne's County, MD

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 3

American Lady

John and Nancy Crosby

Key Largo
Monroe County, FL

4 hour hike in an area which had some rain but still few mosquitos. We did note Schaus flies low while Giant Swallowtail filies much higher.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Schaus' Swallowtail 18
  • Large Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cassius Blue common
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Julia Heliconian 6
  • Florida Purplewing 8

Schaus' Swallowtail

Schaus' Swallowtail

Schaus' Swallowtail

Schaus' Swallowtail

Ronda G Spink

Allegan State Game Area
Allegan County, MI

Weather was mostly cloudy-partly cloudy, 57°-66°, 5-9mph winds

R. Spink, D. Dunlap, K. Malone, E. Post

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 26
  • Olympia Marble 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • American Copper 8
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Frosted Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 1
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 13

Spring Azure

Olympia Marble

Frosted Elfin

Edwards' Hairstreak

Brown Elfin

American Copper

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Edgewood Preserve
Suffolk County, NY

70 degrees, mostly sunny, 4:00-5:00 PM. It’s unusual to see two Variegated Fritillaries at once in New York; we’re lucky to see one or two in a year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Variegated Fritillary

Sachem

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Partly sunny 54-70 degrees

  • Black Swallowtail X
  • Cabbage White X
  • Little Yellow X
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue X
  • Monarch X

John Heyse

at home, Crockett
Contra Costa County, CA

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Umber Skipper 1

Jeanette Klodzen

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

Started a little after 3:15 and complete 5:30.
68 degrees

  • Brown Elfin 1

Ronald Hedden

Norman and Selma Greenberg Conservation Reserve
Bennington County, VT

Deer ticks presented a serious problem here, so be advised if visiting.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Silvery Blue 9
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Monarch 1

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silvery Blue

Pearl Crescent

John and Nancy Crosby

Everglades National Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

Hot & muggy but few bugs as summer rains haven’t really started. Hiked all morning but missed our target. Our plan was to walk 45 minutes on another trail to an area where we had seen croton previously. Just as we were turning around John spotted the Leafwing chase a Large Orange around a corner in a corrider created by small trees on the trail. We have walked many miles over the years to see this ‘lifer’! It was still in the area when we hiked out.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Florida Leafwing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Florida Leafwing

Florida Leafwing

Florida Leafwing

Brian McGurgan

University Lake Park (61.19369° N, 149.79664° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Afterwork butterflying with a clear sky, light breeze, and temperature of 60° at 6pm and 59° at 7pm as I finished. Lots of shade with very little butterfly activity, but I was happy for sightings and photos of two male Spring Azures.

  • Spring Azure 2

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Jeff Gesell

Ballas Park
Northampton County, PA

Mostly sunny, light breeze, 70 degrees. Buckeyes and Viceroys are now out in the area…neither wanted to stop for a photo unfortunately.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

John and Nancy Crosby

Castello Hammock Preserve
Miami-Dade County, FL

Visited midday for about an hour. Sunny & 88 degrees.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 5
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 11
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 15
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Polydamas Swallowtail

Polydamas Swallowtail

Barred Yellow

Cassius Blue

Great Southern White

Julia Heliconian

Zebra Heliconian

Large Orange Sulphur

Polydamas Swallowtail

Fulvous Hairstreak

John and Nancy Crosby

Bill Sadowski County Park
Miami-Dade County, FL

8:45-11 am. Mostly sunny, 81-83 degrees.

  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • Cassius Blue 20
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Zebra Heliconian 12
  • White Peacock 3
  • Monarch 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Baracoa Skipper 6

Baracoa Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Zebra Heliconian

White Peacock

Ceraunus Blue

Dainty Sulphur

Gulf Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Baracoa Skipper

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Partly sunny high of 70 degrees

  • Olympia Marble X
  • Little Yellow X
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue X
  • Pearl Crescent X
  • Monarch X

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

Humid, low 70’s, lightly overcast with heavier clouds at times. A good showing of Two-banded Checkered-Skippers.

  • Mustard White 7
  • Gorgon Copper 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Acmon Blue 9
  • Northern Checkerspot 5
  • Mylitta Crescent 16
  • Variable Checkerspot 8
  • California Tortoiseshell 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Lorquin's Admiral 4
  • California Sister 1
  • Common Ringlet 26
  • Propertius Duskywing 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 2
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Umber Skipper 1

Gorgon Copper

Variable Checkerspot

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper

Mylitta Crescent

Propertius Duskywing

Common Buckeye

David H. Bartholomew

Upper Stevens Creek County Park
Santa Clara County, CA

Pleasantly cool, mostly overcast, humid.

Surprise of the day was an Unsilvered Fritillary, at its usual forest glade but a month earlier than usual. Clearly seen but unfortunately no photo.

  • Mustard White 1
  • Unsilvered Fritillary 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 1
  • Variable Checkerspot 1

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Partly sunny high of 70 degrees

  • Olympia Marble X
  • Little Yellow X
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue X
  • Pearl Crescent X
  • Monarch X

Ken Wilson

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Randall County, TX

Sunny, 86 degrees, winds @ 12 mph. Despite heavy rains 2 days prior the area is quite dry. Only saw one type of flower that was not being utilized as a nectar source.

  • Sleepy Orange
  • Marine Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • American Snout
  • Goatweed Leafwing
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper

Marine Blue

Hackberry Emperor

Bronze Roadside-Skipper

Goatweed Leafwing

Jeff Gesell

Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary/South Mt. Summit
Northampton County, PA

Cloudy, light breeze at times, cool in the upper 60s. Lack of sunshine and cool temps likely hindered numbers of some species. Targeted Little Wood Satyrs, Northern Cloudywings, and possible early Hoary Edges. Success on 2 out of 3…including well over 100 Little Wood Satyrs!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr abundant
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Hobomok Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Spring Azure

Northern Cloudywing

Little Wood-Satyr

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jeanette Klodzen

Lambs Canyon Rd
Salt Lake County, UT

Walked from the gate to the trail.
Started just before 3:30
Partly cloudy, temps in the 80s

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Large Marble
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Field Crescent
  • California Tortoiseshell
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing
  • Juba Skipper

Lucy Merrill-Hills

The West Colorow Trail, New Castle, CO
Garfield County, CO

I walked this trail from 10:10-12:05 on this beautiful sunny day with temps near 80 degrees and saw two new-to-me butterfly species.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Pearly Marble 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Melissa Blue 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 1
  • Field Crescent 3
  • Monarch 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Juba Skipper 2

Northern Checkerspot

Northern Checkerspot

Melissa Blue

John and Nancy Crosby

Navy Wells near Homestead.
Miami-Dade County, FL

90 degrees, sunny and hot so this was mostly a drive thru. Drought conditions. Evidence of a recent burn with new growth in some areas. Nectar sources included Palmetto, Limited Croton and Butterfly Sage. We had a total of 8 Buckeye but others unidentified. We also had an unidentified Blue.

  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Tropical Buckeye 1

Tropical Buckeye

Tropical Buckeye

John and Nancy Crosby

C-111 S FL Water Mgt Pump Station S-177
Monroe County, FL

We hiked about 1/2 mile down the SW side of the canal from 10:30-12:30 when it was 80-82 degrees and again from 1:30-3:00 when it got up to 88 degrees in full sun. Most of these butterflies were seen midmorning. We were targeting Gray Ministreak on small lead trees some of which were blooming. There was also mallow, biden, porterweed, clover and lantana. We saw Zebra Heliconia in the shade where we parked under a tree.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 1
  • Baracoa Skipper 1

Baracoa Skipper

Barred Yellow

Dainty Sulphur

Checkered White

Great Southern White

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

White Peacock

Andrew Block

2447 NY Rte. 7, Bainbridge,
Otsego County, NY

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Ken Wilson

Embudito Trail, High Desert
Bernalillo County, NM

Sunny, 95 degrees, mild winds. Very dry. Not many flowers. No water was seen where water was seen during previous visits.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Sandia Hairstreak
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • California Sister
  • Short-tailed Skipper
  • Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Sandia Hairstreak

Sandia Hairstreak

Daniel Flynn

Dutch Hollow Lake
Sauk County, WI

sunny day temp in mid 60’s, butterfly in grassy area

  • Meadow Fritillary 1

Meadow Fritillary

Brian McGurgan

Far North Bicentennial Park, Basher Drive Trail (61.15065° N, 149.71233° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Sunny and 67° with light wind from 5:35pm to 6:50pm. On my way up the trail to the hillside a large bull moose with an edge to his demeanor blocked the trail while browsing bushes. I gave him lots of space, waiting downhill until some other hikers came along. Their off-leash dogs chased the moose, bad attitude and all, off the trail. I returned to the same spot I visited last week and found good activity. Counts are conservative and all of the butterflies were very active, including my first Arctic Skipper(s) of the season. There were many more moths than butterflies, and it often seemed like the whole sunlit hillside was in motion with the flight of countless moths.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 2
  • Large Marble 6
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 5
  • Arctic Skipper 1

Arctic Skipper

Spring Azure

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Large Marble

Brian McGurgan

Backyard, East Anchorage
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Sunny, 66° and breezy at 1:10pm. First backyard Margined/Mustard White of the year, patrolling along tree-line and creek from yard to yard over several hours. Two others were seen in the neighborhood when walking to the house.

  • Mustard White 1

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

Breezy overcast skies with peeks of sunshine.Rained on and off. Temp 66 during observation 13:00.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 1

Robert Bell

East of Lumberman's Monument
Iosco County, MI

85% cloudy, 15% partly cloudy. low 60’s.
2.5 hours.

  • Olympia Marble 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Silvery Blue 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Dusted Skipper 23
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 6

Jeanette Klodzen

Mormon Trail
Morgan County, UT

Started 9:30. 64 degrees. Walked to the 2mile mark. Started out sunny but quickly clouded up but the return trip was sunny.

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Mustard White
  • Large Marble
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Western Tailed-Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Silvery Blue
  • Relict Fritillary 2
  • Field Crescent
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Ringlet
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Dreamy Duskywing
  • Sleepy Duskywing
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper

Jim Wilkinson

Marriottsville Area, Patapsco Valley State Park
Howard County, MD

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Hobomok Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Little Wood-Satyr

Hobomok Skipper

John and Nancy Crosby

Bahia Honda State Park, S FL Keys
Monroe County, FL

7-8:30am 72 degrees, mostly sunny and quite windy.

  • Cassius Blue 10
  • Gulf Fritillary 8
  • White Peacock 1

Cassius Blue

John and Nancy Crosby

Fort Zachery Tayler State Park, Key West
Monroe County, FL

11:30-2:15 Full Sun, temperature reached 86 degrees. In the hammock we saw a couple of unidentified large skippers.

  • Great Southern White 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 12
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 8
  • Cassius Blue abundant
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 4
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 7

Ken Wilson

Garden Canyon, Fort Huachuca
Cochise County, AZ

Sunny, 85 degrees, extremely windy.

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Southern Dogface
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Leda Ministreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Admiral
  • California Sister
  • Nabokov's Satyr
  • Red Satyr
  • Deva Skipper
  • Python Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Two-tailed Swallowtail

Red-spotted Admiral

Reakirt's Blue

Marine Blue

Leda Ministreak

Gray Hairstreak

Python Skipper

Deva Skipper

California Sister

Clifford Hence

John Heinz NWR at Tinicum 420 entrance
Delaware County, PA

Still having, what I would consider, a very slow start to the butterflies at the Refuge. Still seeing only one or two individuals at a time.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Brian McGurgan

Westchester Lagoon (61.20861° N, 149.92225° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Sunny, 70°, and breezy from 6:30 to 7:10pm. I checked my usual spots along the Coastal Trail - an area I usually visit in June and July - for Greenish Blues and Western Tailed-Blues but found none. While walking back I met up with my wife and pointed out a spot that looks great for butterflies, but where I never see any. On cue, a little Western Tailed-Blue fluttered down through the grass to prove me wrong.

  • Western Tailed-Blue 1

Western Tailed-Blue

Brian McGurgan

Chugach State Park, Flattop Mountain (61.10299° N, 149.68182° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Sunny, 70°, and breezy with occasional still moments from 4 to 6pm. I hiked the slippery snow-packed paths through Mountain Hemlocks until I was up above the treeline, and with limited time headed straight up to the top of Blueberry Knoll. The butterflies I encountered were consistently uncooperative, flying off low along the alpine ground cover and mostly not resting. While I only got photos of one of the Arctic blues, the other two blue butterflies were similar in appearance and behavior, and all were found up on the Knoll. Another early first-sighting for this season, typically expected in mid-June. I got awful photos of the fritillaries undersides and all seem consistent for Freija and not some other fritillary. I spotted a couple of whites, most likely a Large Marble and a Mustard White - but would prefer closer views and photos to confirm identification with more confidence.

  • Arctic Blue 3
  • Freija Fritillary 8
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 2

Freija Fritillary

Arctic Blue

Brian McGurgan

Chugach State Park, Windy Point (60.98499° N, 149.60629° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Clear, 72°, and breezy from 2:10 to 3pm. Snow-white Dall sheep with little lambs nervously climbed the cliffs above, a black bear menacing them from the top of the bluff for much of the time we were present. It seemed the bear had little chance of getting down near the sheep, which shifted to ever more precarious spots along the cliff to evade it. Down in the meadow lots of drama played out too, with butterflies pursuing each other and nectaring actively. As with other species this season the Mormon Fritillaries seem to have eclosed quite early. It was a pleasure to see their fresh, bright orange color as they fluttered up and down the slope in the sunlight.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Mustard White 1
  • Greenish Blue 12
  • Mormon Fritillary 6

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Greenish Blue

Mormon Fritillary

Mormon Fritillary

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Lawrence Brown

Kettle Moraine Southern Unit
Waukesha County, WI

  • Cabbage White X
  • Clouded Sulphur X
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure X
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing X

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Sunny 64-80 degrees

  • Black Swallowtail X
  • Olympia Marble X
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue X
  • Monarch X

Robert Bell

Maple Rd.
Kalkaska County, MI

80% sunny. 20% high overcast.
4 hours.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Olympia Marble 5
  • American Copper 1
  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Chryxus Arctic 6
  • Dreamy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Thomas Baxter

Aliso and Woods Canyon off of Awma Rd in Laguna Niguel, CA
Orange County, CA

Overcast, not a lot of butterfly activity.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sylvan Hairstreak 2

Karen Canon

UNM campus
Bernalillo County, NM

8-9 am. Sunny, mid 60’s.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Marine Blue 8

Marine Blue

Harry Zirlin

Madison Avenue Extension of Pine Bush Preserve.
Albany County, NY

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 6
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Frosted Elfin 18
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • 'Karner' Melissa Blue 17
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Common Ringlet 20
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3
  • Mottled Duskywing 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Frosted Elfin

Mottled Duskywing

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Bo Zaremba

Maudslay State Park
Essex County, MA

Total of seven hours with a break for lunch.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • American Copper 12
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 83
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Common Ringlet 104
  • Monarch 3
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 15
  • Long Dash 65

Eastern Pine Elfin

American Lady

Little Wood-Satyr

Tawny-edged Skipper

Spring Azure

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Spring Azure

Long Dash

Ronda G Spink

Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery
Van Buren County, MI

Weather was hazy, 81-82°, 11-13mph wind gusts

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 3
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 4
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Ken Wilson

Mt Lemmon
Pima County, AZ

Sunny, 68 degrees at 8000 feet, 30 mph winds with gust as high as 73 mph.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Dainty Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Marine Blue
  • Ceraunus Blue
  • Reakirt's Blue
  • Spring Azure
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • White Checkered-Skipper

Checkered White

Gray Hairstreak

White Checkered-Skipper

Pipevine Swallowtail

Northern Cloudywing

Mylitta Crescent

Acmon Blue

Brian McGurgan

Chase Trail, Talkeetna (62.32844° N, 150.12089° W)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK

Sunny and 77° with a light breeze, from 2:40 to 4pm. Butterflies were scarce considering the warmth and sunlight, but pollen sources were limited along the trail through woods primarily consisting of large cottonwoods and still-unfurling ferns. I found a couple of Tiger Swallowtails by the edge of the rapidly flowing Susitna River, and got fleeting glimpses of an Anglewing in flight. When returning down the trail I checked the spot again and found the Comma more cooperative, allowing me identification photos between skittish bouts of flight and several moments perched on my hat. A Mourning Cloak also insisted on sitting on my hat and on my shutter finger too making photos a real challenge. I saw a light-colored butterfly cross the trail but at too great a distance for identification (probably a Mustard White).

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Green Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Mourning Cloak

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Denis C. Quinn

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Kent County, DE

Almost all sightings were on embankments of roadway along the freshwater side. I was amazed to see so many Monarchs today!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 14

Monarch

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Sunny, light winds. High of 86 degrees.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail X
  • Olympia Marble X
  • Southern Dogface X
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue X
  • Tawny Emperor X
  • Monarch X

Tom Fiore, Mike Freeman

Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Ulster County, NY

Still felt a bit ‘early’ at this state park, where elevations are up to 1,750 ft. on trails. Many species very fresh in appearance, excepting M. Cloak, and less so, Brown Elfins. The one Monarch, & Cabbage Whites were seen at lower elevations just outside the preserve. We were NOT attempting to build a large list of butterflies, concentrating as much on various other insect groups. Only some Tiger Swallowtails were examined to try and eliminate poss. Canadian Tiger - which just may be extant in this park-preserve. Temperatures from 50’s into 70’s F., and light NW wind with not too many clouds and low humidity levels. Many beetles, flies, bees and wasps, odonates, and other insects also seen!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8+
  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Copper 5
  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 15+
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Ringlet 12+
  • Monarch 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 15+++
  • Hobomok Skipper 5+
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Michael Diederich

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

First Monarch seen at this location for 2022. Butterflies seen throughout the day.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Clifford Hence

Roumfort and Boyer Rd
Philadelphia County, PA

First skipper of the year.

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Karen Canon

Suburban Albuquerque foothills
Bernalillo County, NM

Mid morning. Sunny, mid 70’s.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Marine Blue 6

Marine Blue

Cabbage White

Ronda G Spink

Parfet Prairie
Barry County, MI

Weather was mostly clear, 79-82°, 13-15mph winds

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5

Peck's Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Ron & Lori Smith

Northern Wakulla County
Wakulla County, FL

(13-63). A short visit.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 4
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Texan Crescent 1
  • Phaon Crescent 40
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Whirlabout 1

Texan Crescent

Confused Cloudywing

Whirlabout

Kristen Baker

Fieldbrook
Humboldt County, CA

  • Pale Swallowtail 1

Pale Swallowtail

Brian McGurgan

Arctic Valley Ski Area (61.24717° N, 149.54174° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Clear and 56° at 8:45am and 64° at 12:45pm, with a breeze in the valley and strong winds at higher elevations. North-facing slopes are still mostly snow-covered while those with southern exposure are largely free of snow. I hiked up to the ridge and high crags above 3,500 feet elevation and just below the peak of Mount Gordon Lyon. Counts of Freija Fritillaries are conservative as they were found at low densities all the way to the ridge. I assumed all fritillaries I observed were Freija as those I photographed or saw closely were successfully confirmed. Their color ranged from deeper orange to tan, with an especially battered-looking one quite pale. I initially thought the Polixenes Arctics were White-veined Arctics but the dark median band on the hindwing ventral surface doesn’t have the notably dark borders and peaked pattern of Oeneis bore. The Arctics were basking in sun among grasses and low bushes about midway up the slope. I’d welcome correction from more experienced eyes, and also experience some self doubt with the Large Marbles and whether they might be Northern Marbles instead. The Western White was just below the ridge, and was contending with strong wind that allowed me to crawl up close for photos. Many of the Mustard Whites were especially small in size and white in color.

  • Western White 1
  • Mustard White 4
  • Large Marble 2
  • Freija Fritillary 16
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 4
  • Polixenes Arctic 3

Mustard White

Polixenes Arctic

Polixenes Arctic

Polixenes Arctic

Western White

Western White

Freija Fritillary

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Large Marble

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

Thomas Baxter

Maple Springs Trailhead to Bedford Peak, Silverado
Orange County, CA

9:00-13:35
Sunny, 58F-80F
There seemed to be 3 distinct biomes along this trail: 1 along the riparian basin and it’s edges, this is where the coppers were, 2 (the largest zone) was the chaparral hillside along the ascent to the peak, 3 the summit which was dominated by larger California Sagebrush, interspersed with a healthy representation of lupines.

  • Anise Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 3
  • Checkered White 75
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 10
  • Gorgon Copper 4
  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Marine Blue 12
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Square-spotted Blue 100
  • Mormon Metalmark 4
  • Variable Checkerspot 10
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 2
  • Funereal Duskywing 5
  • Woodland Skipper 1
  • Rural Skipper 4

Dainty Sulphur

Gorgon Copper

Brown Elfin

Marine Blue

Pale Swallowtail

Square-spotted Blue

Brown Elfin

jan schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Sunny 70-88 degrees with 10-25mph winds

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Southern Dogface X
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue X
  • Great Spangled Fritillary X
  • Tawny Emperor X
  • Monarch X

Andrew Block

Woodbury Commons, Central Valley,
Orange County, NY

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Ronald Hedden

Dyken Pond Environmental Center
Rensselaer County, NY

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Arctic Skipper 8
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 1

Eastern Pine Elfin

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Michael Diederich

Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights
Westchester County, NY

From 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Tom Palmer

SR 471
Polk County, FL

Scouting for upcoming NABA count. Roadside recently mowed. Buttonbush, Praxelis main nectar sources.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 9
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 7
  • Fiery Skipper 3

Carolina Satyr

Common Buckeye

Checkered White

Ronda G Spink

Kalamazoo Nature Center's Willard Rose Prairie
Kalamazoo County, MI

Weather was partly-mostly cloudy, 86-88°, 15mph winds

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Barbara Peck

Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area, Cascade Siskiyou Natl Monument
Siskiyou County, CA

This is a routine count done roughly every two weeks. This was the first spell of warm weather in several weeks and butterfly numbers were excellent. The numbers presented are just those in our transect sections. There were great numbers of Lindsey’s Skippers. Also, numerous species were mating: Common Ringlets, Lorquin’s Admirals, and Variable Checkerspots. An Acmon blue was laying eggs on Astralagus.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 3
  • Pale Swallowtail 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Dotted Blue 1
  • Boisduval's Blue 12
  • Acmon Blue 28
  • Northern Checkerspot 8
  • California Crescent 1
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Variable Checkerspot 6
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Lorquin's Admiral 3
  • Common Ringlet 23
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Propertius Duskywing 6
  • Lindsey's Skipper 339

Acmon Blue

Boisduval's Blue

Boisduval's Blue

Lindsey's Skipper

Lindsey's Skipper

Lorquin's Admiral

Northern Checkerspot

Northern Checkerspot

Dotted Blue

Northern Checkerspot

Melissa Blue

Gorgon Copper

Common Ringlet

Common Buckeye

California Crescent

Acmon Blue

Jan Schopp

Imperial
Jefferson County, MO

Mostly sunny then changing to mostly cloudy 71-90 degrees

  • Cabbage White X
  • Southern Dogface X
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue X
  • Great Spangled Fritillary X
  • Tawny Emperor X

David H. Bartholomew

Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
San Mateo County, CA

A small isolated patch of flowering Oneleaf Onion was a major attractant for many butterflies, 10 species during the hour I was standing there watching.

Cyn Dusel-Bacon and friends joined me for awhile, finding the Two-Banded Checkered Skipper and confirming the presence of a Pacific Meadow Fritillary.

  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Mustard White 3
  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Acmon Blue 7
  • Coronis Fritillary 3
  • Pacific Fritillary 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 5
  • Field Crescent 2
  • Mylitta Crescent 12
  • Variable Checkerspot 7
  • California Tortoiseshell 16
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Lorquin's Admiral 5
  • California Sister 3
  • Common Ringlet 18
  • Propertius Duskywing 2
  • Mournful Duskywing 1
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Umber Skipper 1

Mylitta Crescent

Lorquin's Admiral

Field Crescent

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Coronis Fritillary

California Tortoiseshell

Acmon Blue

Pale Swallowtail

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper

Variable Checkerspot

David H. Bartholomew

Upper Stevens Creek County Park
Santa Clara County, CA

Sought after Unsilvered Fritillary was a no-show today, but there was plenty of other activity.

  • Pale Swallowtail 2
  • Mustard White 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 3
  • Mylitta Crescent 3
  • Variable Checkerspot 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • California Sister 3
  • Propertius Duskywing 4

Mylitta Crescent

Propertius Duskywing

Northern Checkerspot

Brian McGurgan

Backyard, East Anchorage
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Sunny and 70° with a breeze at 5:45pm. While starting some yard work I spotted a Green Comma fluttering along the sunlit ground below a lilac bush that’s just starting to bloom. By the time I grabbed the camera the Comma was gone, but a Mustard White and Canadian Tiger Swallowtail - both missing large parts of their wings - were visiting the lilac. The Comma flew by the front yard several times but didn’t settle.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 1
  • Green Comma 1

Mustard White

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Karlo and Alison Mirth

Nellie Hill Preserve
Dutchess County, NY

11:30 - 12:45, mostly sunny, high 80s.

The Giant Swallowtails must have emerged since our last visit on 5/23 when we didn’t see any.

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • American Lady 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr common
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 2

Melissa Bruesehoff

Warren
Macomb County, MI

A Black Swallowtail visited certified garden #2490. Sunny, humid, breezy and temp of 89degrees.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3

John J. Collins

Doodletown Road, Bear Mountain State Park
Rockland County, NY

Sunny and hot in the 90’s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Zabulon Skipper

Indian Skipper

Lucy Merrill-Hills

East Colorow Trail, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

I walked on this trail from 10:35-12:20 with temps in the low 60’s. Milkweed is budding along the creek.

  • Checkered White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Melissa Blue 2
  • Field Crescent 4
  • Juba Skipper 1

Checkered White

Checkered White

Field Crescent

Melissa Blue

Melissa Blue

Danielle Denault

Southwest Oxford
Oxford County, ON

The Monarch came from south west direction flying south east. Stopped in butterfly garden for about an hour and flew on at 4:30 pm

  • Monarch 1