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May 2009 Butterfly Sightings

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May 31, 2009

Tiger Swallowtail sp. (3)
Olympia Marble (3)
American Copper (11)
Eastern Pine Elfin (2)
Silvery Blue (1)
Melissa Blue (20+)(Karner)
Gorgone Checkerspot (100+)
Northern Crescent (1)
Little Wood-Satyr (1)
Common Ringlet (3)
Monarch (1)
Dreamy Duskywing (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (6)
Persius Duskywing (1)
Cobweb Skipper (1)
Hobomok Skipper (3)
Dusted Skipper (6)

Bauer-Brockway area, Jackson Co., WI (M Reese)

May 30-31, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Spicebush Swallowtail
Cabbage White
Clouded Sulphur
Orange Sulphur
American Copper
Eastern Tailed-Blue
Pearl Crescent
Harris' Checkerspot (caterpillars only)
American Lady
Red-spotted Admiral
Little Wood Satyr
Common Ringlet
Silver-spotted Skipper
Northern Cloudywing
Dreamy Duskywing
Juvenal's Duskywing
Indian Skipper
Peck's Skipper
Tawny-edged Skipper
Long Dash
Hobomok Skipper
Dusted Skipper

Pound Ridge Reservation, NY (H Zirlin, with R. Mattoni on May 31)

May 31, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (5)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Summer Azure (4)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Least Skipper (1)
Zabulon Skipper (5)

Lums Pond State Park, DE (A Loudell)

May 31, 2009

Cabbage White (10)
Orange Sulphur (5)
Eastern Tailed-Blue(1)
Spring Azure (2)(summer)
Great Spangled Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Little Wood-Satyr (7)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Least Skipper (3)
Zabulon Skipper (5)

Little Bennett Regional Park, Montgomery Co., MD (W Gould)

May 30, 2009

Cabbage White (14)
Clouded Sulphur (7)
Orange Sulphur (12)
American Copper (11)
Spring Azure (3)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (7)
Pearl Crescent (34)
American Lady (1)
Little Wood-Satyr (45)
Viceroy (1)
Juvenal Duskywing (12)
Hobomok Skipper (5)

Chappaqua Power Cut (Off Old Chappaqua Rd.), Chappaqua, Westchester Co., NY (M Diederich)

May 30, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Spicebush Swallowtail (5)
Cabbage White (4)
Orange Sulphur (2)
American Copper (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak (3)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (20)
Spring Azure (9)( Cherry Gall)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Question Mark (2)
Mourning Cloak (1)
American Lady (1)
Red-spotted Admiral (4)
Little Wood-Satyr (25)
Monarch (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (6)
Dreamy Duskywing (3)
Juvenal's Duskywing (4)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (1)
Peck's Skipper (2)
Tawny-edged Skipper (3)
Zabulon Skipper (5)

Edgewood Preserve, Suffolk Co., NY (R Kelly, G Dadone, D House, P Tomko)

May 30, 2009

Harris' Checkerspot
Northern Crescent

Upper Lisle, NY (R Grosek)

May 30, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (9)
Spring Azure (15)
Silver-bordered Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (18)
Question Mark (1)
Mourning Cloak (2)
Red-spotted Purple (7)
Common Ringlet (3)
Dreamy Duskywing (5)
Arctic Skipper (5)
Hobomok Skipper (12)
Pepper and Salt Skipper (40)

Buzzard Swamp, PA (J Monroe)

May 30, 2009

Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (2)
Clouded Sulphur
Eastern Pine Elfin
Red-banded Hairstreak
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Spring Azure (2)(summer)
Pearl Crescent (5)
Red-spotted Admiral (2)
Viceroy
Little Wood-Satyr (7)
Silver Spotted Skipper (6)
Duskywing sp. (2) (very worn Juvenal's?)
Swarthy Skipper
Least Skipper
Peck's Skipper
Tawny edged Skipper
Crossline Skipper (8)
Sachem (2)
Hobomok Skipper
Dusted Skipper (8)

Nottingham County Park, Nottingham, PA (D Amadio)

May 30, 2009

Zebra Swallowtail (20)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (5)
Cabbage White (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Summer Azure (22)
Silvery Checkerspot (15)
Question Mark (1)
American Lady (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Least Skipper (2)
Dun Skipper (5)
Zabulon Skipper (30+)

Elk Neck State Park, MD (A Loudell)

May 30, 2009

Zebra Swallowtail (12)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Spicebush Swallowtail
Cabbage White (2)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Red-banded Hairstreak
Eastern Tailed-Blue
Spring Azure (12)(summer)
Silvery Checkerspot (13)
Question Mark
American Lady (2)
Red-spotted Admiral
Silver Spotted Skipper (6)
Least Skipper (3)
Tawny-edged Skipper
Sachem (8)
Zabulon Skipper (26)
Dun Skipper (2)

Elk Neck State Park, Cecil County, MD (D Amadio)

May 29, 2009

Pipevine Swallowtail (several)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Weidermeyer's Admiral (1)

Madera Canyon, Pima Co., AZ (A Block)

May 29, 2009

Silvery Blue
Little Wood-Satyr
Wild Indigo Duskywing

Oneonta, NY (R Grosek, C Wolpert)

May 29, 2009

Black Swallowtail (6)
Cabbage White (3)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (12)
Question Mark (3)
American Lady (2)
Painted Lady (3)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (1)
Sachem (1)
Zabulon Skipper (1)

Dyker Beach Park, Brooklyn, NY (V Corsello)

May 27, 2009

Pipevine Swallowtail (several)
Cabbage White (several)
Marine Blue (several)
Tiny Checkerspot (several)
Viceroy (1)
Queen (1)

Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, Patagonia, Santa Cruz Co., AZ (A Block)

May 27, 2009

Pipevine Swallowtail (3)
Black Swallowtail (1)
Palamedes Swallowtail (10)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Phaon Crescent (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)
American Lady (1)
Carolina Satyr (1)
Georgia Satyr (3)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Hoary Edge (1)
Zarucco Duskywing (2)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (2)
Swarthy Skipper (1)
Crossline Skipper (1)
Whirlabout (1)
Southern Broken-Dash (2)
Sachem (2)
Delaware Skipper (4)
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper (1)
Eufala Skipper (1)
Twin-spot Skipper (38)

Francis Marion Natl Forest, SC (T Palmer)

May 26, 2009

Pipevine Swallowtail (several)
Cabbage White (several)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Marine Blue (several)
Empress Leilia (2)
Gulf Fritillary (3)
Queen (2)

Buenos Aires NWR, Sasabe, Pima Co., AZ (A Block)

May 25, 2009

Zabulon Skipper

Lower Frederick Twp., Montgomery County, PA (W A Jacobs)

May 25, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
American Copper (3)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (10+)
Red Spotted Admiral (2)(bandless form)
Pearl Crescent (20+)
Harris' Checkerspot (caterpillars only --6)
American Lady (4)
Little Wood Satyr (50+)
Common Ringlet (7)
Northern Cloudywing (3)
Dreamy Duskying (6)
Juvenal's Duskywing (3)
Cobweb Skipper (1)
Indian Skipper (2)
Peck's Skipper (4)
Tawny-edge Skipper (5)
Dusted Skipper (8)

Ward Pound Ridge, NY (H Zirlin)

May 25, 2009

Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (25)
Clouded Sulphur (18)
Orange Sulphur (6)
American Copper (14)
Spring Azure (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (7)
Pearl Crescent (41)
Red-Spotted Admiral (2)
Viceroy (2)
Little Wood-Satyr (36)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (23)
Peck's Skipper (5)
Tawny-edged Skipper (1)

Chappaqua Power Cut (Off Old Chappaqua Rd.) Old Chappaqua Road, Chappaqua NY (M Diederich)

May 25, 2009

Spicebush Swallowtail (2)

Spring Rd. Butterfly Garden, Spring Rd., Chappaqua , NY (M Diederich)

May 25, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (5)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
American Lady (2)
Common Buckeye (2)
Monarch
Silver-spotted Skipper (3)
Peck's Skipper (6)
Sachem
Dusted Skipper (2)

Riverwinds Nature Trail, West Deptford, NJ (D Amadio)

May 25, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)

Spring Rd. Butterfly Garden, Spring Rd., Chappaqua , NY (M Diederich)

May 24, 2009

Pepper and Salt Skipper (1)

Youngsville, Sullivan Co., NY (R Davis)

May 24, 2009

Black Swallowtail (1) (female)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (6+)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Checkered White (1) (male)
Cabbage White (common)
Orange Sulphur (several)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (worn)
Spring Azure (fresh) (Summer)
Variegated Fritillary (1) (Pelham)
Pearl Crescent (10+)
Question Mark
Eastern Comma
Mourning Cloak
Red Admiral
American Lady (8+)
Painted Lady (1)
Red-spotted Admiral (1)
Little Wood-Satyr (30+)
Monarch (2)
Silver-spotted Skipper (5+)
Northern Cloudywing (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (6)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (2)
Common Sootywing (1)
Swarthy Skipper (1)
European Skipper (1)
Peck's Skipper (3)
Tawny-edged Skipper (1)
Northern Broken-Dash (2)
Hobomok Skipper (8+)
Zabulon Skipper (many)
Dun Skipper (2)

Pelham Bay & Van Cortlandt Parks, Bronx, NY (T Fiore)

May 24, 2009

Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (7)
Cabbage White (8)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Spring Azure (1)
Question Mark (2) (Black form)
Eastern Comma (2)
Red-spotted Admiral (1) (Red-spotted Purple form)
Little Wood-Satyr (1)

White Clay Creek Preserve, PA (A Loudell)

May 24, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Red Banded Hairstreak
Spring Azure (summer)
Anglewing sp.
Hayhurst Scallopwing
Wild Indigo Duskywing
Sachem
Zabulon Skipper (2)

Backyard Gardens West Deptford, NJ (D Amadio)

May 24, 2009

Zebra Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Pearl Crescent
Red Admiral
Red-spotted Purple
Northern Pearly-eye
Little Wood-Satyr

Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, VA (G Koppel, M A Koeneke)

May 23, 2009

Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (several)
Sleepy Orange (2)
Marine Blue (several)
Texan Crescent (3)
Empress Leilia (5)

Saguaro N.P.-West and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Pima Co., AZ (A Block)

May 23, 2009

Erichson's White-Skipper (3)

San Isidro, Starr Co., TX (C Traylor)

May 23, 2009

Cabbage White (3)
Clouded Sulphur (3)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Eastern Pine Elfin (15)
Hoary Elfin (47)
Brown Elfin (10)
Spring Azure (2)
Silvery Blue (2)
Meadow Fritillary (52)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Chryxus Arctic (62)
Juvenal's Duskywing (9)
Dreamy Duskywing (8)

Moquah Barrens, Bayfield Co., WI (D Bratley, D Hanson)

May 23, 2009

Black Swallowtail (2)(females)
Cabbage White (8)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Spring Azure (1)

Plainsboro Power Line @ Princeton Meadows Shopping Center, NJ (H Kindervatter)

May 23, 2009

Hayhurst Scallopwing

Bivalve, NJ (D Amadio)

May 22, 2009

Clouded Sulphur (4)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Pearl Crescent (10)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)
Peck's Skipper (1)

Rosedale Park, NJ (H Kindervatter)

May 22, 2009

Schaus' Swallowtail (2)
Giant Swallowtail (9)
Orange-barred Sulphur (2)
Gulf Fritillary (1)
Julia Heliconian (3)
Florida Duskywing (2)

Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, FL (J Snyder)

May 21, 2009

Giant Swallowtail

Prince Edward Co., ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: D & Y Bree)

May 21, 2009

Giant Swallowtail (1)

Skunk's Misery, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: A & R Hall)

May 21, 2009

Monarch (1)

Darlington Provincial Park, Courtice, ON (G Vogg)

May 21, 2009

Monarch (1st of the year)

Putnam Co., OH (G O Coburn)

May 21, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (100)
Orange Sulphur (3)
Pearl Crescent (4)
Question Mark (1)
Little Wood Satyr (65)
Common Sootywing (1)
Peck's Skipper (1)
Zabulon Skipper (15)

Uplands Farm Sanctuary, Suffolk Co., NY (R Kelly)

May 21, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (9)
Clouded Sulphur (16)
Orange Sulphur (5)
American Copper (14)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (11)
Pearl Crescent (9)
Viceroy (2)
Juvenal Duskywing (7)
Peck's Skipper (1)
Dun Skipper (1)

Chappaqua Power Cut - Off Old Chappaqua Rd., Chappaqua, Westchester Co., NY (M Diederich)

May 20, 2009

Pipevine Swallowtail (3)
Zebra Swallowtail 8
Giant Swallowtail (3)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Spicebush Swallowtail (4)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Harvester (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (22)
Spring Azure (13)
Great Spangled Fritillary (2)
Silvery Checkerspot (3)
Pearl Crescent (15)
Common Buckeye (10)
Red Spotted Admiral (8)
Goatweed Leafwing (9)
Little Wood-Saytr (8)
Monarch (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (6)
Golden Banded-Skipper (2)
Hoary Edge (1)
Southern Cloudywing (3)
Juvenal's Duskywing (14)
Zabulon Skipper (3)

near the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Dent Co., MO (D Berry)

May 20, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (1)
Clouded Sulphur (6)
Orange Sulphur (7)
Brown Elfin (1)
Pearl Crescent (7)
American Lady (5)
Juvenal's Duskywing (8)

Wolf Brook, NY (R Davis)

May 20, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (8)
Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (5)
American Copper
Juniper Hairstreak
Eastern Tailed-Blue
Spring Azure
Silver-spotted Skipper
Juvenal's Duskywing (3)
Hobomok Skipper (2)

Worthington State Forest, Warren Co., NJ (D Amadio)

May 20, 2009

Black Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Cabbage White (3)
Clouded Sulphur
Clouded/Orange Sulphur (white form )
American Copper (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue
Pearl Crescent (5)
Little Wood-Satyr (5)
Common Ringlet (5)
Silver-spotted Skipper
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)
Common Checkered-Skipper

White Lake WMA, Warren Co., NJ (D Amadio)

May 19, 2009

Clouded Sulphur (1)
American Copper (1)
Spring Azure (1)
Silvery Blue (43)(most I have ever seen in one day)

Cedar Creek Fishery Area, Waushara Co., WI (M Reese)

May 19, 2009

Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Black Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (4)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (7)
Pearl Crescent (4)
Tawny-edged Skipper (1)

Patriot, IN (M McCarty)

May 18, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Olympia Marble (51)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Brown Elfin (5)
Frosted Elfin (6)
Eastern Pine Elfin (12)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Spring Azure (20)
Meadow Fritillary (2)
Gorgone Checkerspot (14)
Mourning Cloak (2)
Dreamy Duskywing (7)
Sleepy Duskywing (6)
Juvenal's Duskywing (13)
Persius Duskywing (10)
Cobweb Skipper (23)

Wazee Count Circle, Jackson Co., WI (K & D Legler, A Thering, D Hanson)

May 18, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Olympia Marble (40)
American Copper (1)
Brown Elfin (2)
Frosted Elfin (3)
Henry's Elfin (1)
Eastern Pine Elfin (5)
Spring Azure (8)
Meadow Fritillary (4)
Gorgone Checkerspot (16)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Dreamy Duskywing (5)
Juvenal's Duskywing (5)
Persius Duskywing (2)
Cobweb Skipper (12)

Bauer-Brockway area, Jackson Co., WI (J Monroe)

May 18, 2009

Zebra Swallowtail (3)
Black Swallowtail (2)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (5)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (9)
Pearl Crescent (9)
Northern Pearly-eye (6)
Little Wood-Satyr (1)
Monarch (4)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Zabulon Skipper (10)
Pepper and Salt Skipper (15)

Patriot, IN (M McCarty)

May 17, 2009

West Virginia White (6+)
Spring Azure (2)

Ada Lake area, Chequamegon National Forest, WI (M Reese)

May 17, 2009

Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Zebra Swallowtail (4)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (7)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (6)
Pearl Crescent (8)
Painted Lady (2)
Northern Pearly-eye (4)
Tawny-edged Skipper (1)
Hobomok Skipper (1)
Zabulon Skipper (4)
Pepper and Salt Skipper (4)

Patriot, IN (M McCarty)

May 15, 2009

Brown Elfin

north of Parry Soun, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: R Snider)

May 15, 2009

Black Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (20)
Spring Azure (10)

Eli Trails, Binghamton, NY (Bob Grosek)

May 15, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (8+)
Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (few)
Falcate Orangetip (3)(females)
Orange Sulphur (1)
American Copper (3)
Brown Elfin (6+)(rather worn)
Eastern Pine Elfin (1)(fresh)
Juniper Hairstreak (1)(fresh)
Spring Azure (few)(worn)
Pearl Crescent (5)
Eastern Comma (2)
Mourning Cloak (3)
Red Admiral (2)
American Lady (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)(mint)
Northern Cloudywing (1)(fresh)
Dreamy Duskywing (40+) (both sexes)
Juvenal's Duskywing (few) (worn)
Cobweb Skipper (50+) (both sexes)
Dusted Skipper (1)(fresh male)

Mt. Taurus & vicinity, Cold Spring, Putnam Co., NY (T Fiore)

May 15, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (4)
Clouded Sulphur (1)

NY Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY (A Block)

May 15, 2009

Spicebush Swallowtail (4)
Cabbage White (2)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Juniper Hairstreak (1)
Silvery Checkerspot (3)
Pearl Crescent (13)
American Lady (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)
Cobweb Skipper (4)
Dusted Skipper (9)

Goat Hill Serpentine Barrens, PA (A Loudell)

May 15, 2009

Zebra Swallowtail (16)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (15)
Pearl Crescent (2)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Red-spotted Admiral (1) (Red-spotted Purple form)

Elk Neck State Park, MD (A Loudell)

May 15, 2009

Black Swallowtail (1)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Palamedes Swallowtail (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (20)
Little Yellow (1)
Sleepy Orange (12)
Banded Hairstreak (6)
Spring Azure (2)(summer)
American Snout (52)
Question Mark (13)
Eastern Comma (1)
Mourning Cloak (2)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (4)
Red-spotted Admiral (11)
Goatweed Leafwing (6)
Hackberry Emperor (33)
Tawny Emperor (4)
Carolina Satyr (2)
Silver-spotted Skipper (3)
Northern Cloudywing (2)
Horace's Duskywing (2)
Zarucco Duskywing (2)

Bond Swamp, GA (R & J Payne)

May 13, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (9)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (13)
Falcate Orangetip (5)
Brown Elfin (1)
Spring Azure (1)
Eastern Comma (3)
Compton Tortoiseshell (1)
Mourning Cloak (6)
American Lady (1)
Painted Lady (1)
Cobweb Skipper (1)

Hook Mountain, Nyack, NY (V Corsello)

May 13, 2009

Cabbage White (2)
American Copper (3)
Brown Elfin (10+)(mostly very worn)
Hoary Elfin (40+)(very fresh females to somewhat worn males)
Eastern Pine Elfin (1)
Hessel's Hairstreak (7)(all fresh)
Juniper Hairstreak (4)(1 fresh, 3 worn)
Red-banded Hairstreak (2)
Spring Azure (20+)(Holly, all very fresh)
Pearl Crescent (2)
American Lady (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)
Cobweb Skipper (4)(3 males, 1 female)

NJ Pine Barrens, NJ (H Zirlin)

May 13, 2009

Black Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (3)
Clouded Sulphur (4)
Spring Azure (4)
Pearl Crescent (3)
American Lady (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)

Mercer County Park, NJ (H Kindervatter)

May 12, 2009

Southern Dogface (3)
Sleepy Orange (2)
Dainty Sulphur (5)
Reakirt's Blue (10)
Fulvia Checkerspot (1)

Lubbock- Lake 6 & surrounding gulch, TX (R Hedden)

May 12, 2009

Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Black Swallowtail (3)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (3)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (8)
Pearl Crescent (14)
Horace's Duskywing (1)

Patriot, IN (M McCarty)

May 12, 2009

Tiger Swallowtail sp. (1)
Cabbage White (1)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
American Copper (6)
Eastern Pine Elfin (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Spring Azure (4)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Dreamy Duskywing (2)
Cobweb Skipper (1)

Dillant-Hopkins Airport, Airport Road, Keene, NH (A Baytas)

May 12, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (1)
Clouded Sulphur (3)
Silvery Blue (8)

Pisgah State Park, NH (A Baytas)

May 11, 2009

Red Admiral (1)(small individual, partly worn, 1st of the season)

Play yard behind Palmer Hall, Iowa State University campus, Ames, IA (R J Bitzer)

May 11, 2009

Black Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (1)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (4)
Pearl Crescent (3)

Patriot, IN (M McCarty)

May 10, 2009

Clouded Sulphur (1)
Americam Copper (3)
Silvery Blue (1)

Muskegon State Game Area Headquaters Building, Muskegon, MI (C DeWitt)

May 10, 2009

Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Black Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (2)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (15)
Pearl Crescent (10)

Patriot, IN (M McCarty)

May 10, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Black Swallowtail (1)(nectaring on ground ivy)
Cabbage White (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1) (male)
American Lady (1)(nectaring on ground ivy)Painted Lady (1)
Peck's Skipper (1)

Silver Spring, MD (E Raun)

May 9, 2009

Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Black Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (2)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Pearl Crescent (3)

Patriot, IN (M McCarty)

May 9, 2009

Gray Hairstreak (early)

Rondeau Provincial Park, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: B Mann)

May 9, 2009

Cabbage White (2)
Orange Sulphur (3)
Spring Azure (1)(worn female)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (8+)(fresh males)
Pearl Crescent (3)(fresh)
Mourning Cloak (1)(very worn at sugar maple sap)
American Lady (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (5)(4 fresh males ,1 very fresh female)
COBWEB SKIPPER (4)(3 very fresh males, 1 very fresh female)

Ward Pound Ridge, NY (H Zirlin)

May 9, 2009

Eastern Pine Elfin
Hessel's Hairstreak
Spring Azure
American Lady
Juvenal's Duskywing

Chatsworth, NJ (D Amadio)

May 9, 2009

Black Swallowtail (1)(female) (1st of the year for most of us)
Cabbage White (4)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Spring Azure (7) (Holly, 'Idella')
Eastern Tailed-Blue (5)
Pearl Crescent (6)
American Lady (10)
Monarch (1) (1st of the year for most of us)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1) (1st of the year for most of us)
Duskywing species (3)
Cobweb Skipper (2)(1st of the year!)

Lakehurst, NJ (A Loudell, S Johnson, J Cromartie, & others on annual Newark Entomological Society field trip)

May 9, 2009

Hessel's Hairstreak (13)
Brown Elfin (3)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Spring Azure (2) (Holly)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (5)
Pearl Crescent (4)
American Lady (5)
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)

West of Route 72 near mile post 9, NJ (A Loudell, S Johnson, J Cromartie & others on annual Newark Entomological Society field trip)

May 9, 2009

Cabbage White (1)
Brown Elfin (2)
Hoary Elfin (40+)
Spring Azure (2) (Holly Azure)
American Lady (1)

Warren Grove Recreation Area, west of Beaver Dam Road, NJ (A Loudell, S Johnson, J Cromartie & others on annual Newark Entomological Society field trip)

May 8, 2009

Creamy Stripestreak (1)(Nectaring on Coffeeberry)

Upper Garden Canyon, Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista, Cochise Co., AZ (R A Behrstock)

May 8, 2009

Black Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)

Patriot, IN (M McCarty)

May 8, 2009

Black Swallowtail (4)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (7)
(One very small female with a wingspan
of just above two inches, the smallest I have ever seen)
Spicebush Swallowtail (5)
Cabbage White (50+)
Clouded Sulphur (30-35)
Orange Sulphur (18)
Juniper Hairstreak (3)
Spring Azure (8) (All very worn)
Meadow Fritillary (2)
Pearl Crescent (21)
Eastern Comma (12)
Mourning Cloak (6)
American Lady (12)
Painted Lady (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)

Appalachian Trail Lands From Canal Road To State Route 94,Vernon,NJ (V Corsello)

May 8, 2009

Black Swallowtail (1)(male, puddling)
Cabbage White (15)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Spring Azure (12)
American Lady (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)

Mercer County Park, NJ (H Kindervatter)

May 8, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Falcate Orangetip (male)
Orange Sulphur (2)
American Copper
Eastern Tailed-Blue
Spring Azure (70)
Sleepy Duskywing
Juvenal's Duskywing (4)

Belleplain State Forest, Cape May County, NJ (D Amadio)

May 7, 2009

Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
American Snout (1)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Little Wood-Satyr (3)
Zabulon Skipper (2)

Greenway Farm, TN (D Sutton, T Searfoss)

May 7, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1) (black phase)
Cabbage White (many)
Clouded Sulphur (several)

Hamburg exit ramp, I-78, Hamburg, Berks Co., PA (A Block)

May 7, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (7+)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Spring Azure (1)

McDade Trail, Delaware Water Gap NRA, Bushkill, PA (A Block)

May 6, 2009

Black Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (6+)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (20+)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Falcate Orangetip (15+) (few females)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Spring Azure (4+)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Eastern Comma (3)
Mourning Cloak (8+)
Red Admiral (2)
American Lady (2)
Painted Lady (1)

Hook Mt., Rockland Co., NY (T Fiore)

May 5, 2009

Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Black Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (2)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Pearl Crescent (6)
Painted Lady (1)

Patriot, IN (M McCarty)

May 4, 2009

Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Black Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (2)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Pearl Crescent (5)

Patriot, IN (M McCarty)

May 4, 2009

Cabbage White (10)
Falcate Orangetip (5)(all females)
Spring Azure (9)
Pearl Crescent (3)

Mercer County Park, NJ (H Kindervatter)

May 4, 2009

Spring Azure (1)
Meadow Fritillary (2)(the earliest I have ever seen them)
American Lady (3)

Listowel, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: G Richardson)

May 3, 2009

Black Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Olympia Marble (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Eastern Comma (1)
Compton Tortoiseshell (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Milbert's Tortoiseshell (2)
American Lady (1)
Columbine/Wild Indigo Duskywing (1)
Common Roadside-Skipper (1)

Blue River Bluffs SNA, Grant Co., WI (M Reese, D Reese)

May 3, 2009

Black Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (1)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Painted Lady (1)

Patriot, IN (M McCarty)

May 3, 2009

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (8)
Spring Azure (3)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (2)

Off Ohio River near Industry PA (J Monroe)

May 2, 2009

Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Black Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (1)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Pearl Crescent (3)

Patriot, IN (M McCarty)

May 2, 2009

Cabbage White (10+)
Pine Elfin (1) (very fresh)
Spring Azure (5+)(fresh)
Mourning Cloak (2)
American Lady (3)

Campus of Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH (H Zirlin)

May 2, 2009

Cabbage White (4)
Juvenal Duskywing (1)

Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Tarrytown, Westchester Co., NY (M Diederich)

May 2, 2009

Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Black Swallowtail (1)
Checkered White (3)
Orange Sulphur (3)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Dainty Sulphur (1)
Banded Hairstreak (3)
Oak Hairstreak (10)(Southern)
Red-banded Hairstreak (3)
Little Metalmark (1)
Gulf Fritillary (2)
Phaon Crescent (7)
Pearl Crescent (12)
Common Buckeye (2)
Viceroy (1)
Appalachian Brown (2)
Gemmed Satyr (2)
Carolina Satyr (6)
Little Wood-Satyr (1)
Horace's Duskywing (6)
Zarucco Duskywing (24)
Southern Skipperling (3)
Whirlabout (7)
Aaron's Skipper (1)

Colt Creek State Park, FL (T Palmer)

May 1, 2009

Black Swallowtail (4)
Cabbage White (2)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Painted Lady (1)

Patriot, IN (M McCarty)

May 1, 2009

SLEEPY ORANGE (1) (early, female)

Forest Hills, Allegheny Co., PA (C Lehman)

May 1, 2009

Pipevine Swallowtail (10)
Zebra Swallowtail (61)
Black Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (5)
Spicebush Swallowtail (4)
Cloudless Sulphur (18)
Little Yellow (1)
Sleepy Orange (8)
Red-banded Hairstreak (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Spring Azure (9)
American Snout (1)
Gulf Fritillary (5)
Pearl Crescent (34)
Question Mark (1)
American Lady (9)
Red Admiral (2)
Common Buckeye (12)
Red-spotted Admiral (2)
Gemmed Satyr (2)
Carolina Satyr (51)
Little Wood-Satyr (1)
Monarch (2)
Silver-spotted Skipper (3)
Hoary Edge (11)
Southern Cloudywing (9)
Northern Cloudywing (6)
Confused Cloudywing (1)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (4)
Clouded Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (7)
Whirlabout (3)
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper (1)

Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge, GA (F M Stiteler, R & J Payne)

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