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May 2010 Butterfly Sightings

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May 30-31, 2010

Brown Elfin (1)(worn)
Frosted Elfin (1)(worn)
Indian Skipper (several)

Myles Standish State Forest-Plymouth, MA (H Zirlin)

May 30, 2010

Pipevine Swallowtail (50)
Black Swallowtail (10)
Giant Swallowtail (25)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Palamedes Swallowtail (75)
Checkered White (30)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Large Orange Sulphur (1)
Lyside Sulphur (1)
Mexican Yellow (1)
Little Yellow (40)
Sleepy Orange (8)
Dainty Sulphur (500)
Gray Hairstreak (10)
Ceraunus Blue (1)
Reakirt's Blue (2)
American Snout (5)
Gulf Fritillary (8)
Variegated Fritillary (10)
Bordered Patch (80)
Texan Crescent (4)
Vesta Crescent (2)
Phaon Crescent (100)
American Lady (1)
Common Buckeye (1)
Tropical Buckeye (30)
Goatweed Leafwing (5)
Queen (8)
False Duskywing (8)
Horace's Duskywing (8)
White Checkered-Skipper (20)
Desert Checkered-Skipper (2)
Turk's-cap White-Skipper (6)
Eufala Skipper (1)

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, TX (J Glassberg)

May 30, 2010

Northern Crescent
Question Mark

Binghamton University Nature Preserve, Binghamton, NY (B Grosek)

May 30, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (85)
Red-banded Hairstreak (2)
Red Admiral (5)
Red-spotted Admiral (5)
Little Wood-Satyr (100)
Monarch (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (14)
Peck's Skipper (6)
Tawny-edged Skipper (9)
Hobomok Skipper (3)
Zabulon Skipper (14)

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

May 30, 2010

Spicebush Swallowtail (8)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (12)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Spring Azure (2)(summer)
Red Admiral (2)
Red-spotted Admiral (1) (Red-spotted Purple form)
Least Skipper (4)
Zabulon Skipper (8)

Off Beaver Dam Road, Bellplain State Forest, Cape May County, DE (A Loudell)

May 30, 2010

Black Swallowtail (1)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (14)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Bronze Copper (3) (All fresh!)
Spring Azure (2)(summer)
Red Admiral (1)
Red-spotted Admiral (1) (Red-spotted Purple form)
Viceroy (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Zabulon Skipper (3)
Least Skipper (Dozens)

Wetlands south of the C & D Canal south of Delaware City, DE (A Loudell)

May 29, 2010

Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (12)
Spicebush Swallowtail (4)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Gray Hairstreak (3)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (15)
Spring Azure (1)(summer)
American Snout (9)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Question Mark (1)
Eastern Comma (1)
American Lady (2)
Red Admiral (3)
Hackberry Emperor (3)
Tawny Emperor (3)
Monarch (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (1)

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park, TN (B Jones)

May 29, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (5)
Northern Crescent (2)

Buckhorn Lake, Unadilla, Otsego Co., NY (A Block)

May 29, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (5)
Cabbage White (1)
Northern Crescent (3)
Little Wood-Satyr (8)

Steam Mill State Forest, Masonville, Delaware Co., NY (A Block)

May 29, 2010

Spicebush Swallowtail (4)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (Dozens)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak (2)
Spring Azure (3)(summer)
Great Spangled Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Eastern Comma (1)
Red Admiral (4)
Red-spotted Admiral (1) (Red-spotted Purple form)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Least Skipper (Dozens)
Zabulon Skipper (10)

White Clay Creek Preserve, PA (A Loudell)

May 29, 2010

Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Harvester (1)(Appeared to be ovipositing in woolly aphid colony on alder.)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Question Mark (1)
American Lady (1)
Viceroy (1)
Carolina Satyr (3)
Crossline Skipper (1)
Southern Broken-Dash (1)
Little Glassywing (3)
Dun Skipper (2)

private property, Tick Hill, Bibb Co., GA (R & J Payne)

May 28, 2010

Two-tailed Swallowtail (6)
Pale Swallowtail (4)
Cabbage White (9)
Orange Sulphur (11)
Acmon Blue (5)
Leanira Checkerspot (1)(female)
Northern Checkerspot (2)
Mylitta Crescent (5)
Variable Checkerspot (2)
California Tortoiseshell (1)
Common Buckeye (6)
Lorquin's Admiral (1)
California Sister (6)
Common Ringlet (30)

Perkins Canyon, CA (J V Heyse)

May 27, 2010

Pipevine Swallowtail (3)
Black Swallowtail (7)
Giant Swallowtail (25)
Checkered White (7)
Great Southern White (8)
Southern Dogface (5)
Cloudless Sulphur (5)
Large Orange Sulphur (15)
Lyside Sulphur (35)
Little Yellow (20)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Dainty Sulphur (3)
Gray Hairstreak (15)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (6)
Dusky-blue Groundstreak (5)
Cyna Blue (12)
Ceraunus Blue (2)
Reakirt's Blue (25)
Fatal Metalmark (2)
Red-bordered Metalmark (1)
Red-bordered Pixie (1)
American Snout (10)
Gulf Fritillary (35)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Theona Checkerspot (7)
Bordered Patch (500)
Crimson Patch (1)
Elada Checkerspot (45)
Texan Crescent (35)
Vesta Crescent (40)
Phaon Crescent (60)
Pearl Crescent (2)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (8)
Common Buckeye (1)
Mexican Bluewing (3)
Common Mestra (2)
Empress (4)
Tawny Emperor (75)
Queen (35)
Brown Longtail (2)
Sickle-winged Skipper (1)
Funereal Duskywing (1)
White Checkered-Skipper (35)
Laviana White-Skipper (11)
Turk's-cap White-Skipper (7)
Common Sootywing (20)
Clouded Skipper (8)
Southern Skipperling (2)
Fiery Skipper (3)
Whirlabout Polites (1 )
Nysa Roadside-Skipper (1)
Celia's Roadside-Skipper (5)
Eufala Skipper (1)

NABA Butterfly Park, TX (J Glassberg)

May 27, 2010

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (12)
Brown Elfin (1)
Spring Azure (5)
Blue sp. (13)
Mourning Cloak (1)
American Lady (8)
Red Admiral (1)
Macoun's Arctic (7)
Monarch (1)
Northern Cloudywing (3)
Dreamy Duskywing (2)
Duskywing sp. (1)
Arctic Skipper (4)
Hobomok Skipper (12)
Pepper and Salt Skipper (1)

Laurentian Divide, MN (J McCormick)

May 27, 2010

Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Question Mark (1)
American Lady (1)
Carolina Satyr (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (4)
Hoary Edge (6)
Southern Cloudywing (2)
Northern Cloudywing (1)
Confused Cloudywing (1)
Horace's Duskywing (2)
Zarucco Duskywing (3)
Clouded Skipper (7)
Whirlabout (1)
Southern Broken-Dash (5)
Little Glassywing (6)
Zabulon Skipper (2)
Dun Skipper (11)
Twin-spot Skipper (7)

private property, Bibb Co., GA (R & J Payne)

May 26, 2010

Zebra Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Banded Hairstreak (12)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (10)
Spring Azure (7)(summer)
Great Spangled Fritillary (2)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Question Mark (2)
Mourning Cloak (1)
American Lady (1)
Red-spotted Admiral (4)
Hackberry Emperor (1)
Northern Pearly-eye (4)
Little Wood-Satyr (9)
Zarucco Duskywing (1)

Lookout Mountain, AL (T Palmer)

May 25, 2010

Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (8)(mostly Appalachian)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (16)
Spring Azure (10) (summer)
Great Spangled Fritillary (6)
Pearl Crescent (4)
Question Mark (5)
Eastern Comma (4)
American Lady (1)
Red-spotted Admiral (3)
Hackberry Emperor (6)
Northern Pearly-eye (1)
Carolina Satyr (4)
Silver-spotted Skipper (3)
Northern Cloudywing (1)
Zabulon Skipper (1)

Blue Wall Preserve- mountain trail, SC (D Allen)

May 25, 2010

Martial Scrub-Hairstreak (2)

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, FL (E Golden)

May 24, 2010

Monarch (1)(male)
Giant Swallowtail (1)
Red Admiral (100)
Question Mark (1)
Silvery Blue (3)
American Lady (1)
Hobomok Skipper (2)

Traverse Point, Prince Edward Co., ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: B Ripley)

May 23, 2010

Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (14)(8 males puddling)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Question Mark (1)
Red Admiral (15)
Red-spotted Admiral (2)
Northern Pearly-eye (1)(very early)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Peck's Skipper (2)

Off Ohio River near Industry, PA (J Monroe)

May 23, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Red-spotted Admiral (1)
Viceroy (2)
Question Mark (1)
Little Wood-Satyr (40+)
Southern Cloudywing (3)
Silver-spotted Skipper (3)
Zabulon Skipper (7+)

Mine Road, West Point, NY (A Block)

May 22, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (8+)(1 on old deer carcass)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
American Copper (10+)
Banded Hairstreak (1)(caterpillar only)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Harris' Checkerspot (6)(caterpillars only)
Pearl Crescent (20+)
American Lady (2)
Red Admiral (7)
Red-spotted Admiral (2)(1 on old deer carcass)
Viceroy (1) (attracted to same deer carcass)
Little Wood-Satyr (20+)
Common Ringlet (15+)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Northern Cloudywing (1)
Dreamy Duskywing (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (5)
Indian Skipper (3)
Peck's Skipper (2)
Hobomok Skipper (7)(1 also attracted to deer carcass)
Dusted Skipper (3)

Ward Pound Ridge Res., Westchester County, NY (H Zirlin)

May 22, 2010

Spicebush Swallowtail (45+)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (2)
Eastern Comma (1) ("Orange" form)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Little Wood-Satyr (80+)
Silver-spotted Skipper (5) (All very fresh!)
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)
Dun Skipper (2)
Dusted Skipper (2)

Nottingham County Park, PA (A Loudell)

May 22, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)(male)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (4)
Pearl Crescent (1)
American Lady (24)
Red Admiral (24)
Silver-spotted Skipper (5)
Northern Cloudywing (2)(both fresh)
Least Skipper (2)
Zabulon Skipper (11)

Mercer County Park, NJ (H Kindervatter)

May 21, 2010

Common Buckeye (1)

Backyard, Barry Lakes Section Of Vernon, NJ (V Corsello)

May 21, 2010

Black Swallowtail (7)
Giant Swallowtail (3)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (5)
Falcate Orangetip (1) (very fresh)
Clouded Sulphur (4)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Pearl Crescent (12) (all worn)
Baltimore Checkerspot (30+) (caterpillars)
Question Mark (1) (dark form)
Eastern Comma (3) (orange form)
American Lady (2)
Red Admiral (100+)
Red-spotted Admiral (1)
Viceroy (1)
Little Wood-Satyr (13)
Common Ringlet (11)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (2)
Least Skipper (3)
Indian Skipper (3)
Tawny-edged Skipper (1)
Hobomok Skipper (2)
Zabulon Skipper (12)

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

May 21, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (18)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Appalachian Azure (5)
Pearl Crescent (4)
American Lady (2)
Red Admiral (12)
Little Wood-Satyr (35)
Silver-spotted Skipper (20)
Northern Cloudywing (5)
Dreamy Duskywing (6)
Juvenal's Duskywing (3)
Least Skipper (3)
Peck's Skipper (8)
Hobomok Skipper (7)
Zabulon Skipper (2)

Sourland Mtn Preserve, Sourland Mountain, NJ (J Glassberg)

May 21, 2010

Black Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Meadow Fritillary
American Lady (3)
Red Admiral (8)
Red-spotted Admiral
Little Wood-Satyr (10)
Least Skipper (4)
Peck's Skipper (6)
Tawny-edged Skipper (3)
Dusted Skipper (2)

Nottingham County Park, Chester Co., PA (D Amadio)

May 21, 2010

Zebra Swallowtail (9)
EasternTiger Swallowtail (3)
Spicebush Swallowtail
Little Yellow
Red-banded Hairstreak (3)
Eastern Tailed-Blue
Spring Azure (5)(summer)
Silvery Checkerspot (7)
American Lady (2)
Red Admiral (12)
Silver-spotted Skipper (6)
Least Skipper (6)
Tawny-edged Skipper
Zabulon Skipper (47)( all but 6 were males )
Dun Skipper (2)

Elk Neck State Park, Cecil Co., MD (D Amadio)

May 20, 2010

Painted Lady (2)
Red Admiral (13)

2nd Ave x 33rd St., Manhattan, NYC, NY(J Glassberg)

May 20, 2010

Least Skipper (1)

Wawayanda Road, Wawayanda State Park, NJ (V Corsello)

May 20, 2010

Cabbage White (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)
American Lady (2)
Red Admira (13)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Peck's Skipper (1)
Zabulon Skipper (2)

South Post Rd Power Lines, NJ (H Kindervatter)

May 19, 2010

Spicebush Swallowtail (1)(male)
Red Admiral (1)
Northern Cloudywing (1)(very dark)
Zabulon Skipper (1)

Mercer County Park, NJ (H Kindervatter)

May 17, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (4)
Tiger Swallowtail sp. (10)
Olympia Marble (21)
Clouded Sulphur (3)
Harvester (1)
American Copper (1)
Brown Elfin (3)
Hoary Elfin (4)
Frosted Elfin (4)
Henry's Elfin (2)
Eastern Pine Elfin (1)
Spring Azure (5)
Silvery Blue (2)
Melissa Blue (6)(Karner)
Gorgone Checkerspot (215)
American Lady (6)
Common Ringlet (1)
Dreamy Duskywing (5)
Sleepy Duskywing (3)
Juvenal's Duskywing (7)
Persius Duskywing (30)
Arctic Skipper (1)
Cobweb Skipper (8)
Hobomok Skipper (2)
Dusted Skipper (1)

Bauer Brockway Barrens, Jackson Co., WI (Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association Field Trip)

May 17, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Cabbage White
Clouded Sulpher
Orange Sulpher
American Lady
Red Admiral
Common Ringlet
Dreamy Duskywing
Juvenal's Duskywing
Common Sootywing
Hobomok Skipper

Binghamton, NY (B Grosek)

May 17, 2010

Giant Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (4)
Clouded Sulphur (3)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Question Mark (2) (Dark Form)
Eastern Comma (3) (One Dark Form)
Red Admiral (30-35)
Viceroy (3) (Mating Pair)
Little Wood-Satyr (4)
Common Ringlet (3)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (1)
Hobomok Skipper (1)
Zabulon Skipper (6)

Appalachian Trail Lands From State Route 94 To County Route 517, Vernon, NJ (V Corsello)

May 17, 2010

Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Little Yellow (1)
Spring Azure (6)(summer)
Variegated Fritillary (4)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Baltimore Checkerspot (1)(wetlands, RARE!)
American Lady (3)
Common Buckeye (1)
Red-spotted Admiral (2)
Viceroy (1)
Carolina Satyr (8)
Little Wood-Satyr (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (5)
Hoary Edge (1)
Southern Cloudywing (2)

Windmill Hill- home, SC (D Allen)

May 16, 2010

Spicebush Swallowtail (6)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (8)
Red-banded Hairstreak (30+)
Brown Elfin (2)
Spring Azure (3)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (10)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Question Mark (10)
Eastern Comma (3)
American Lady (4)
Red Admiral (50+)
Juvenal's Duskywing (8)

Dirt road off Jakes Landing Road, Belleplain State Forest, NJ (A Loudell)

May 15, 2010

Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Black Swallowtail
Cabbage White (5)
Eastern Pine Elfin (1)
Azure sp. (2)
Question Mark (2)
Eastern Comma (2)
Mourning Cloak (2)
Red Admirals (43)
American Lady (4)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)

Oakville, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group:G Trenholm)

May 15, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (6+)
Cabbage White (2)
Clouded Sulphur (10+)
American Copper (10+)
Eastern Pine Elfin (2)
Spring Azure (fresh--not one of the spring forms)
Meadow Fritillary (8+)
Pearl Crescent (30+)
Mourning Cloak (4-hibernators)
American Lady (3)
Red Admiral (50+)
Little Wood-Satyr (1)
Common Ringlet (2)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Northern Cloudywing (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (12+)
Peck's Skipper (1)
COBWEB SKIPPER (2 females. County Record)
Hobomok Skipper (2)

Finkle Road, Taconic State Park and Edna St. Vincent Millay Home, Columbia Co., NY (H Zirlin , C Vispo, and farmscape Ecology members butterfly walk)

May 15, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Black Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (5)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (8)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Zabulon Skipper (3)

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY (A Block)

May 15, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
American Copper (5)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (9)
Pearl Crescent (3)
American Lady (40)
Painted Lady (3)
Red Admiral (5)
Red-spotted Admiral (1)
Little Wood-Satyr (60)
Silver-spotted Skipper (8)
Northern Cloudywing (22)
Dreamy Duskywing (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (2)
Cobweb Skipper (20)
Indian Skipper (40)
Hobomok Skipper (3)
Dusted Skipper (11)

Mountainside Park, NJ (J Glassberg)

May 15, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Red Admiral (Dozens) (Biggest eruption of Red Admirals in several years!)

Driving along Route 40 & adjacent roads, Newark, DE to Northeast, MD (A Loudell)

May 15, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (1)
Sleepy Orange (1) (laying eggs on Maryland Wild Senna)
Eastern Tailed -Blue (1)
Spring Azure (1)(summer)
Red Admiral (counted 10 flying north in an hour)
Sachem (1)
Peck's Skipper (1)

Silver Spring (in my backyard garden), MD (E Raun)

May 14, 2010

Pipevine Swallowtail (4)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Spicebush Swallowtail (5)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (10)
Southern Dogface (10)
Little Yellow (6)
Banded Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Spring Azure (20) (summer)
American Snout (4)
Great Spangled Fritillary (6)
Silvery Checkerspot (4)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Baltimore Checkerspot (3)
Question Mark (6)
Eastern Comma (2)
American Lady (6)
Red Admiral (2)
Red-spotted Admiral (3)
Goatweed Leafwing (3)
Hackberry Emperor (6)
Creole Pearly-eye (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (21)
Hoary Edge (6)
Northern Cloudywing (5)

Chickasaw WMA, Chickasaw Co., MS (C Marks)

May 14, 2010

Dreamy Duskywing

Broome Co., NY (B Grosek)

May 14, 2010

Giant Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (7)
Clouded Sulphur (5)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Pearl Cresent (6)
Eastern Comma (2)
Mourning Cloak (1)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (16)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Zabulon Skipper (1)

Appalachian Trail Lands Off Canal Road Only,Vernon, NJ (V Corsello)

May 14, 2010

Cabbage White (1)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Pearl Crescent (10)
American Lady (7)
Red-spotted Admiral (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (3)
Peck's Skipper (1)
Zabulon Skipper (7)

Plainsboro Preserve, NJ (H Kindervatter)

May 14, 2010

Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Spring Azure (20)(summer)
American Snout (3)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Question Mark
Eastern Comma
American Lady (2)
Red Admiral (1)
Red-spotted Admiral (8)
Hackberry Emperor (12)
Southern Pearly-eye (6)
Creole Pearly-eye (1)
Carolina Satyr (20)
Little Wood-Satyr (2)
Southern Cloudywing (1)
Zabulon Skipper (2)

Blackstock Battlefield Monument, Union Co., SC (D Allen)

May 14, 2010

Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Striped Hairstreak (1)
Spring Azure (4)(summer)
American Snout (2)
Silvery Checkerspot (1)
Question Mark (150+)
Eastern Comma (50+)
Mourning Cloak (1)
American Lady (2)
Red-spotted Admiral (4)
Hackberry Emperor (6)
Carolina Satyr (10)
Little Wood-Satyr (2)
Common Checkered-Skipper (1)

southern Spartanburg Co., SC (D Allen)

May 14, 2010

Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Banded Hairstreak (7)
Striped Hairstreak (1)
Oak Hairstreak (1)
Spring Azure (3)
Variegated Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Question Mark (1)
American Lady (8)
Common Buckeye (2)
Carolina Satyr (3)
Little Wood-Satyr (1)

Lake Tobesofkee Arrowhead Park, GA (J & R Payne)

May 13, 2010

Black Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (5)
Question Mark (1)
Eastern Comma (2)
American Lady (6)
Red Admiral (13)

Backyard, Brooklyn, NY (V Corsello)

May 13, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Banded Hairstreak (2)
Oak Hairstreak (2)
White M Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (2)
Spring Azure (3)(summer)
Variegated Fritillary (3)
Question Mark (7)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (3)
Gemmed Satyr (3)
Carolina Satyr (12)
Little Wood-Satyr (3)
Ocola Skipper (1)

Montpelier Hill, Pond, Private property, Monroe Co., GA (J & R Payne)

May 10, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
American Copper (1)
Gray Hairstreak (4)
Pearl Crescent (15)
American Lady (11)
Red-spotted Admiral (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (3)
Juvenal's Duskywing (5)
Peck's Skipper (4)(3 males, 1 female)
Zabulon Skipper (9)(8 males; 1 female)

Mercer County Park, NJ (H Kindervatter)

May 10, 2010

Mimic (1)(male)

Sleeping Turtles Preserve, Sarasota Co., FL (S Hills)

May 8, 2010

Golden-headed Scallopwing (8) (including a mating pair)

were seen in a stretch of land about 25 yards in length, our ranch in San Isidro, TX (C Traylor, D & J Dauphin)

May 8, 2010

Zabulon Skipper

Central Park, Manhattan, NY (T Fiore, E Peyton, J Wooten)

May 8, 2010

Black Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (4)
Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (3)
Nymphalid sp. (3)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (3)

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY (A Block)

May 8, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (7)
Red Admiral (3)

Greenwich Audubon Center, Greenwich, CT (M Diederich)

May 7, 2010

Two-tailed Swallowtail (1)
Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Southern Dogface (2)
Marine Blue (1)
Red-spotted Admiral (1)

Catwalk National Recreation Trail, Catron Co., NM (J Wilkinson)

May 7, 2010

Black Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (17)
Cabbage White (30)
Orange Sulphur (6)
Clouded Sulphur (70)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Spring Azure (2)
Pearl Crescent (40)
Red Admiral (9)

Hurd Corners, Dutchess Co., NY (R Kelly, A Lindberg)

May 7, 2010

Black Swallowtail (1)
Giant Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (5)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (8)
Clouded Sulphur (3)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Monarch (1) (1st of the season for me)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)

Backyard,Barry Lakes Section Of Vernon, NJ (V Corsello)

May 7, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Spicebush Swallowtail (4)
Brown Elfin (2)
Red-banded Hairstreak (106)
Spring Azure (2) (Holly)
Azure sp. (7)
Red Admiral (2)
Red-spotted Admiral (4)
Juvenal's Duskywing
Horace's Duskywing
Duskywing sp

Belleplain State Forest, Cape May Co., NJ (D Amadio)

May 7, 2010

Black Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Spicebush Swallowtail (6)
Orange Sulphur
Frosted Elfin (12)
Eastern Pine Elfin
Gray Hairstreak
Red-banded Hairstreak
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Pearl Crescent (7)
American Lady (6)
Painted Lady
Red Admiral (3)
Silver-spotted Skipper
Northern Cloudywing
Cloudywing sp.
Sleepy Duskywing (2)
Horace's Duskywing
Wild Indigo Duskywing (2)
Cobweb Skipper (4)

Dennisville Railroad Tracks, Woodbine, NJ (D Amadio)

May 7, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (5)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Spring Azure (4)(summer form?)
Variegated Fritillary (5)
Pearl Crescent (5)
Question Mark (3)
American Lady (2)
Common Buckeye (3)
Red-spotted Admiral (1)
Carolina Satyr (3)
Silver-spotted Skipper (4)
Southern Cloudywing (1)
Common Sootywing (1)
Sachem (2)(1st of year)

USC Upstate, Spartanburg Co., SC (D Allen)

May 5 & 7, 2010

Black Swallowtail (1)
Tiger Swallowtail species (1) (probably Canadian)
West Virginia White (3-4)
Early Hairstreak (1) (male, puddling; May 5)
Pearl Crescent (1)
American Lady (2)
Red Admiral (1)
Dreamy Duskywing (2) (fresh)
Juvenal's Duskywing (6)

Chemung & Tompkins Co's, NY (R Dirig)

May 7, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Cabbage White
West Virginia White
Orange Sulphur
Clouded Sulphur
Spring Azure
Pearl Crescent
Mourning Cloak
American Lady
Red Admiral
Wild Indigo Duskywing

Broome Co., NY (B Grosek)

May 6, 2010

Brown Elfin (3)
Freija Fritillary (4)
American Lady (2)
Red-disked Alpine (13)

Belden Swamp, WI (J Glassberg, D Hanson, A Thering)

May 2-6, 2010

Red Admiral (100s)(probably the largest migration here since 1985)

Ottawa, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: C Lewis)

May 6, 2010

Black Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (multiple)
Spicebush Swallowtails
Cabbage White (many)
Clouded Sulphur
Falcate Orangetip (female)
American Copper (3)
Eastern Tailed-Blue
Spring Azure
Pearl Crescent (6+)
Mourning Cloak
American Lady
Red Admiral (several)
Red-spotted Purple
Silver-spotted Skipper
Juvenal's Duskywing (8+)
Common Sootywing

Hudson Highlands Park, Cold Spring, NY (T Fiore)

May 6, 2010

Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (2)

37 Tanglewylde Ave., Bronxville, NY (A Block)

May 6, 2010

Black Swallowtail (3)
Giant Swallowtail (11)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (15)
Spicebush Swallowtail (4)
Cabbage White (10)
Falcate Orangetip (1)
Clouded Sulphur (4)
Orange Sulphur (7)
Spring Azure (3)
Meadow Fritillary (2)
Pearl Crescent (23)
Question Mark (1)
Eastern Comma (4)
Mourning Cloak (2)
American Lady (3)
Red Admiral (6)
Northern Cloudywing (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)
Skipper sp. (1)

Appalachian Trail Lands From State Rt 94 To Canal Rd, Vernon, NJ (V Corsello)

May 6, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)(males nectaring on wild raspberry)
Spicebush Swallowtail (19)
Orange Sulphur (3)
Gray Hairstreak (1)(very worn)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Pearl Crescent (10)
American Lady (3)
Red-spotted Admiral (2)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (3)
Common Sootywing (1)
Zabulon Skipper (1)(male)

Mercer County Park, NJ (H Kindervatter)

May 5, 2010

Wild Indigo Duskywing (219)

Eglinton Flats,west end of Toronto, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: B Yukich)

May 5, 2010

Monarch (1)(1st of the year)

Rondeau Provincial Park, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: K Campbell)

May 5, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Clouded Sulphur
Mourning Cloak
Red Admiral (4)

Toronto, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: M Gurr)

May 5, 2010

Mourning Cloak (1)

Route 120, Chappaqua, NY (M Diederich)

May 5, 2010

Black Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (6)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (13)
Eastern Comma (3)
Nymphalid sp. (5)
American Lady (3)
Red Admiral (2)

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY (A Block)

May 5, 2010

Black Swallowtail (5)
Giant Swallowtail (13) (all fresh)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (11)
Spicebush Swallowtail (7)
Cabbage White (9)
Clouded Sulphur (7)
Orange Sulphur (5)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Spring Azure (1) (very worn)
Meadow Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (25-30)
Eastern Comma (2)
Mourning Cloak (2) (both worn)
American Lady (1) (very worn)
Red Admiral (3)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Northern Cloudywing (1)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (1)

Appalachian Trail Lands From State Rt 94 To County Rt 517, Vernon, NJ (V Corsello)

May 5, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)(male nectaring on Bush Honeysuckle)
Spicebush Swallowtail (14)
Cabbage White (8)
Orange Sulphur (3)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (5)
Pearl Crescent (15)
American Lady (4)
Common Sootywing (1)

Mercer County Park, NJ (H Kindervatter)

May 5, 2010

Least Skipper (3) (early)

along NJ Turnpike, Cherry Hill, NJ (D Amadio)

May 5, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (7)
Spicebush Swallowtail (4)
Cabbage White (1)
Clouded Sulphur (5)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (6)
Spring Azure (4)(summer)
American Snout (1)(1st time in yard)
Variegated Fritillary (7)
Pearl Crescent (6)
American Lady (2)
Common Buckeye (2)(1st of year)
Red-spotted Admiral (1)
Viceroy (1)
Carolina Satyr (13)
Silver-spotted Skipper (5)
Northern Cloudywing (1)

Windmill Hill- home, SC (D Allen)

May 5, 2010

Black Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Spicebush Swallowtail (4)
Sleepy Orange (4)
Spring Azure (2)(summer)
Variegated Fritillary (4)
American Lady (15)
Common Buckeye (54)
Red-spotted Admiral (4)
Confused Cloudywing (1)

Sand Hills Fall Line Natural Area, GA (J A & R Payne)

May 5, 2010

Zebra Swallowtail (20)
Black Swallowtail (3)
Giant Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (4)
Spicebush Swallowtail (4)
Palamedes Swallowtail (29)
Southern Dogface (2)
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Barred Yellow (1)
Little Yellow (2)
Oak Hairstreak (1)(southern)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Gulf Fritillary (3)
Phaon Crescent (2)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Painted Lady (1)
Common Buckeye (74)
Viceroy (1)
Carolina Satyr (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Horace's Duskywing (4)
Zarucco Duskywing (1)
Fiery Skipper (5)
Tawny-edged Skipper (35)
Whirlabout (29)
Southern Broken-Dash (4)
Delaware Skipper (1)
Dusted Skipper (1)(Loammi)
Twin-spot Skipper (4)
Ocola Skipper (1)

Avon Park Air Force Range, FL (B Cooper, B Bindschadler, J DuBois, D Cutler, M Cutler)

May 4, 2010

Checkered White (1)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Dainty Sulphur (3)

Gila Cliff Dwellings, Catron Co., NM (J Wilkinson)

May 4, 2010

Question Mark
Silver-spotted Skipper
Juvenal's Duskywing

Reid CA, north of Wallaceburg, S. Lambton CO., ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: B A Mann)

May 4, 2010

Olympia Marble (worn)
Eastern Pine Elfin
Dreamy Duskywing
Sleepy Duskywing
Juvenal's Duskywing
Columbine Duskywing

Karner Blue Sanctuary, Port Franks, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: B Curry, G Slessor)

May 4, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtails (20+)
Spicebush Swallowtail
Cabbage White
Orange Sulphur (1)
WHITE M HAIRSTREAK (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (several)
Pearl Crescent
Mourning Cloak
American Lady
Red Admiral (several)
Red-spotted Admiral
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)

Van Cortland Park, Bronx, NY (T Fiore, K Wallstrom)

May 4, 2010

Black Swallowtail (2)
Giant Swallowtail (3) (one very worn)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (18)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (11)
Falcate Orangetip (1)
Clouded Sulphur (4)
Orange Sulphur (6)
Juniper Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Spring Azure (1)
Meadow Fritillary (1)
Pearl Crescent (14)
Eastern Comma (5)
Mourning Cloak (3)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (4)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1

Appalachian Trail Lands From County Rt 517 To State Rt 94, Vernon, NJ (V Corsello)

May 4, 2010

Cabbage White (4)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)(including a mating pair)
Pearl Crescent (10)
Mourning Cloak (1)
American Lady(1)

Plainsboro Preserve, NJ (H Kindervatter)

May 3, 2010

Southwestern Orangetip (1)
Sleepy Orange (2)

Cherry Creek Campground, Gila National Forest, Grant Co., NM (J Wilkinson)

May 3, 2010

Black Swallowtail (1)
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Mustard White
West Virginia White
Eastern Pine Elfin (2)
Red Admiral (50+)
Juvenal's Duskywing
Columbine Duskywing

Prince Edward Co., ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: B Ripley)

May 3, 2010

Spicebush Swallowtail (10)
West Virginia White (2) Ovipositing at Garlic mustard
Cabbage White (5)
Falcate Orangetip (1) (Nectaring at Garlic mustard)
Orange Sulphur (5)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (10)
Spring Azure (6)
Pearl Crescent (15)
Eastern Comma (1)
Red Admiral (2)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Dreamy Duskywing (3) (including a mating pair)
Sleepy Duskywing (5)
Juvenal's Duskywing (20)

Ambridge Reservoir, Beaver Co., PA (B Walbek)

May 2, 2010

Cabbage White (3)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
American Lady (4)
Red Admiral (50)

Grant Park, Milwaukee Co. Park, WI (J Huf)

May 2, 2010

Pipevine Swallowtail (2)
Black Swallowtail (15-20)
Giant Swallowtail (4)
Orange Sulphur (10)
Little Yellow (1)
Sleepy Orange (1)
Oak Hairstreak (15) (both No. and So. subspecies)
Banded Hairstreak (9) (male and female)
American Snout (6)
Pearl Crescent (4)
Question Mark (abundant)
American Lady (4)
American Buckeye (7)
Viceroy (2)
Hackberry Emperor (common)
Southern Pearly-eye (2)
Gemmed Satyr (3)
Carolina Satyr (common)
Little Wood-Satyr (3)
Monarch (5)
Silver-spotted Skipper (3)
Clouded Skipper (15-20)
Least Skipper (3-4)
Southern Skipperling (2-3)
Fiery Skipper (1)
Southern Broken-Dash (4)
Little Glassywing (4)
Delaware Skipper (5)(including a mated pair)
Dun Skipper (10)

Thistlethwaite WMA, St. Landry Parish, LA (C Marks)

May 2, 2010

Black Swallowtail (1st of the year)
Mourning Cloak
Red Admiral

base of the Leslie Street Spit, Toronto, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: M Gurr)

May 2, 2010

Spicebush Swallowtail (early)
Cabbage White
Orange Sulphur
Spring Azure
Question Mark
Eastern Comma
Mourning Cloak
American Lady
Red Admiral (dozens)

Point Pelee, ON (Ontario Butterflies Google Group: B A Mann)

May 2, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)

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

May 2, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (42)
Cabbage White (9)
Clouded Sulphur (32)
Orange Sulphur (11)
Spring Azure (3)
Pearl Crescent (1)(very fresh)
American Lady (3)
Juvenal Duskywing (9)

Ward Pound Ridge Preserve, Pound Ridge, NY (M Diederich)

May 2, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (3)

Spaulding Drive, Yorktown Heights, Westchester Co., NY (A Block)

May 2, 2010

Cabbage White (5+)
Clouded Sulphur (3)
Red Admiral (1)
Hackberry Emperor (1)

Central Park, Manhattan, NY (A Block)

May 2, 2010

Black Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (8)
American Lady (2)
Red Admiral (2)

Backyard, Brooklyn, NY (V Corsello)

May 2, 2010

Sachem (1)(male, early for this area)

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

April 19 - May 1, 2010

Two-tailed Swallowtail
Checkered White (many)
Cabbage White (1)
Orange Sulphur
Dainty Sulphur
Sleepy Orange
Southern Dogface
Cloudless Sulphur (1)
Sara Orangetip (few)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Marine Blue (6+)
Spring Azure (many)
American Snout (1)
Variegated Fritillary (several)
Pearl Crescent (many)
Theona Checkerspot (few)
Arachne Checkerspot (1)
Bordered Patch (several)
Satyr Comma (many)
Mourning Cloak
Red Admiral (several)
American Lady (several)
Painted Lady (many)
Monarch (several)
Mexican Cloudywing (1)
Northern Cloudywing (several)
Afranius Duskywing
Sleepy Duskywing (multiple)
Rocky Mountain Duskywing
Common Checkered-Skipper (many)
Saltbush Sootywing (several)
Common Sootywing (1)
Common Streaky-Skipper (several)
Orange Skipperling (multiple)
Fiery Skipper (1)

southern NM (T Fiore, K Wallstrom)

May 1, 2010

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (2)

Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., NY (S Regner)

May 1, 2010

Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (2)
Falcate Orangetip (1) (Female)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
American Copper (1)
Eastern Pine Elfin (1)
Spring Azure (6) ('Holly' form)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Mourning Cloak (1)
American Lady (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)

Lakehurst, NJ (A Loudell & others on Newark Entomological Society annual field day)

May 1, 2010

Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Hessel's Hairstreak (1)
Brown Elfin (4)
Hoary Elfin (Dozens) (But many "hid" from the heat)
Spring Azure (2)
Pearl Crescent (2)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Cobweb Skipper (1)

NW of Warren Grove, NJ (A Loudell & others on Newark Entomological Society annual field day)

May 1, 2010

Hessel's Hairstreak (12)
Brown Elfin (3)
Eastern Pine Elfin (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2) (Mated pair)
Pearl Crescent (4)

Mile Post 9 off Route 72, NJ (A Loudell & others on Newark Entomological Society annual field day)

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