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May 2011 Butterfly Sightings

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May 31, 2011

Black Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (6)
Mustard White (2)
Cabbage White (12)
Clouded Sulphur (21)
Orange Sulphur (1)
American Copper (2)
Spring Azure (1)(spring)
Pearl Crescent (11)
Mourning Cloak (2)
Viceroy (1)
Little Wood-Satyr (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (3)
Sleepy Duskywing (2)
Common Sootywing (3)
Hobomok Skipper (1)
Common Roadside-Skipper (4)

Dansville SGA, MI (J Pavlik)

May 31, 2011

Black Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Cabbage White
Orange Sulphur
Spring Azure
Great Spangled Fritillary
Meadow Fritillary
Harris' Checkerspot
Pearl Crescent
Northern Crescent
Question Mark
Little Wood-satyr
Common Ringlet

Broome Co., NY (B Grosek)

May 31, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (3) (observed flying across very wide salt-water bay from NJ to my location!)
Black Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (2)
Orange Sulphur (10+) (including 3 pale or hybrid types)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1) (female)
Summer Azure (1)
Eastern Comma (1)
Question Mark (3)
American Lady (5)
Common Buckeye (2)
Monarch (2)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Zabulon Skipper (1)

Jamaica Bay area, Queens Co., NY (T Fiore)

May 31, 2011

Black Swallowtail (2)
Giant Swallowtail (25)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (7)
Spicebush Swallowtail (16)
Cabbage White (5)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Spring Azure (6) (Summer)
Pearl Crescent (8) (All Worn)
Question Mark (5)(Dark)
Eastern Comma (6)
Red Admiral (1)
Viceroy (3)
Hackberry Emperor (12)
Little Wood-Satyr (10)
Common Ringlet (4)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Northern Cloudywing (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (3)
Least Skipper (2)
Peck's Skipper (4)
Hobomok Skipper (1)
Zabulon Skipper (11)
Dun Skipper (1)

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

May 30, 2011

Indra Swallowtail (1)(entangled in spider web and having a hard time flying)
Pale Swallowtail (10+) (numerous on hilltop and increasing when we left at 11:00 AM)
Sulphur sp. (1)
Duskywings (30)

Monument Peak, San Diego Co., CA (N Arthur)

May 28-30, 2011

Black Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Spring Azure (2)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Common Sootywing (1)
Peck's Skipper (1)
Hobomok Skipper (3)

Indian Creek Nature Center, Cedar Rapids, IA (T Jantscher)

May 30, 2011

Black Swallowtail (1)(reported by S Walter)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (50+)
Spicebush Swallowtail (20+)
Cabbage White (2)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (5)
American Copper (5)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (20+)
Spring Azure (1) (summer form)
VARIEGATED FRITILLARY (2)(early records)
Harris' Checkerspot (1 very fresh male)
Pearl Crescent (40+)
Question Mark (20+)
Eastern Comma (20+)
American Lady (4)
Red Admiral (10)
Red-spotted Admiral (20+)
Viceroy (1)
Appalachian Brown (1)
Little Wood-Satyr (60+)
Common Ringlet (30+)
Monarch (3)
Silver-spotted Skipper (3)
Northern Cloudywing (1)
Dreamy Duskywing (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (10+)
Cobweb Skipper (1 worn female)
Indian Skipper (20+)
Peck's Skipper (30+)
Long Dash (5)
Hobomok Skipper (30+)
Zabulon Skipper (1)
Dusted Skipper (10+)

Ward Pound Ridge, NY (H Zirlin)

May 30, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (common)
Spicebush Swallowtail (common)
Cabbage White (3)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Spring Azure (common)(common)
Red-spotted Admiral (common)
Little Wood-Satyr (common)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Dreamy Duskywing (common)
Indian Skipper (common)
Tawny-edged Skipper (common)
Hobomok Skipper (13)(including 2 'pocahantas' form females)

Frederick Municipal Forest, MD (R Borchelt)

May 30, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (39)
Zebra Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (17)
Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Cloudless Sulphur (16)
Sleepy Orange (23)
Coral Hairstreak (22)( All on Butterfly Weed)
Banded Hairstreak (1)
Gray Hairstreak (7)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (8)
Spring Azure (2)
American Snout (7)
Variegated Fritillary (21)
Silvery Checkerspot (1 Caterpillar on Verbesina sp.)
Pearl Crescent (137)
Mourning Cloak (1)
American Lady (9)
Common Buckeye (61)
Red-spotted Admiral (3)
Hackberry Emperor (13)
Creole Pearly-eye (2)
Carolina Satyr (12)
Little Wood-Satyr (3)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Hoary Edge (1)
Horace's Duskywing (14)
Zarucco Duskywing (1)
Clouded Skipper (8)
Southern Skipperling (1)(1st of the year)
Fiery Skipper (13)
Crossline Skipper (5)
Southern Broken-Dash (1)
Little Glassywing (9)
Byssus Skipper (4)
Dun Skipper (5)
Twin-spot Skipper (6)

Piedmont NWR in Jones Co., GA (R & J Payne)

May 29, 2011

Jutta Arctic (1)

Massawepie Mire, St. Lawrence Co., NY (J Bolsinger, C Cady)

May 29, 2011

Black Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
American Copper (3)
Frosted Elfin (~5)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Spring Azure (1)
Melissa Blue (~50)(Karner)
Common Ringlet (~8)
Southern Cloudywing (1)
Northern Cloudywing (~5)
Dreamy Duskywing (6+)
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)
Indian Skipper (2)
Peck's Skipper (1)
Dusted Skipper (10+)
Common Roadside-Skipper (3)

Wilton Wildlife Preserve, Saratoga Co., NY (S Chorvas, H Halama)

May 29, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (3)
American Copper (2)
Frosted Elfin (~3) (all faded)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Silvery Blue (4)
Pearl Crescent (~8)
American Lady (1)
Common Ringlet (~5)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (several)
Duskywing sp. (numerous)
Cobweb Skipper (1)
Dusted Skipper (20+)

Woods Hollow Nature Preserve, Saratoga Co., NY (S Chorvas, H Halama)

May 29, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (5)
Spicebush Swallowtail (9)
Cabbage White (5)
Spring Azure (1)
Eastern Comma (3)
Red Admiral (2)
Peck's Skipper (1)

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

May 29, 2011

Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Canadian/Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Dozens)(Most flying, unable to differentiate. But those that landed were Canadian!)
Cabbage White (3)
Spring Azure (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (10) (Some perching, puddling next to Bluish Spring Moths)
Pearl Crescent (12)
Question Mark (3)
Eastern Comma (1)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (6)
Hobomok Skipper (12)
Pepper and Salt Skipper (Dozens)

Tioga State Forest, PA (A Loudell)

May 29, 2011

Zebra Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (common)
Cabbage White (common)
Orange Sulphur (common)(Fresh flight, exceptionally dark orange)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Spring Azure (Common)(summer)
Common Buckeye (1)
Viceroy (1)
Little Wood-Satyr (2)
Monarch (1)(1st of the season)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Peck's Skipper (1)(very fresh male)

Lake Artemesia, College Park, MD (R Borchelt)

May 28, 2011

Western Tiger Swallowtail (4))
Pale Swallowtail (3)
California Dogface (40)
Bernardino Dotted-Blue (20)
Western Tailed-Blue (3)
Acmon Blue (20)
Brown Elfin (1)
Mormon Metalmark (5)
Fatal Metalmark (3)
Mourning Cloak (2)
Common Buckeye (4)
Umber Skipper (2)

Japatul Road, San Diego Co., CA (N Arthur)

May 28, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (7)
Spicebush Swallowtail (12)
Cabbage White (9)
Eastern Comma (1)(Summer Form with Black)

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

May 28, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (2) (males, slightly worn)
Black Swallowtail (1) (female, at red clover)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (8+)
Spicebush Swallowtail (12+)
Cabbage White (12+)
Orange Sulphur (8+)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1) (very fresh condition)
Summer Azure (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Variegated Fritillary (1) (rather early date for here)
Eastern Comma (8+) (fresh summer brood)
Question Mark (3) (summer brood)
Mourning Cloak (5) (all very fresh)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Red-spotted Purple (2) (uncommon at site)
Silver-spotted Skipper (3)
Juvenal's Duskywing (1) (slightly worn male)
Common Sootywing (1)
Hobomok Skipper (3) (fresh males)
Zabulon Skipper (2) (fresh males)

Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY (T Fiore)

May 28, 2011

Silvery Blue (1st NJ record)

TNC Minisink Preserve, Sussex Co., NJ (T Reed, S Streich, Chris, S Galick)

May 28, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (superabundant)
Clouded Sulphur (common)
Orange Sulphur (common)
Red-banded Hairstreak (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (common)
Spring Azure (2)
Variegated Fritillary (4)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Eastern Comma (1)
American Lady (3)
Painted Lady (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (3)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Least Skipper (common)
Peck's Skipper (common)
Crossline Skipper (1)
Zabulon Skipper (common)

Adelphi Powerline ROW, MD (R Borchelt)

May 27, 2011

Orange Suphur
Red Admiral
Silvery Blue (7)(1st of the year)

Green Co., NY (H Halama)

May 27, 2011

Zabulon Skipper (1)

Riverside Park, Manhattan, NY (T Fiore)

May 27, 2011

Zebra Swallowtail (35)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (23)
Spicebush Swallowtail (5)
Cabbage White (5)
Orange Sulphur
Gray Hairstreak
Red-banded Hairstreak
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Spring Azure (9)(summer) Variegated Fritillary (3)
Meadow Fritillary (11)
Silvery Checkerspot (36)
Common Buckeye
Red-spotted Admiral
Silver-spotted Skipper (17)
Least Skipper (4)
Zabulon Skipper (32) (only 3 females)
Dun Skipper

Elk Neck State Park, MD (D Amadio)

May 27, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (7)
Spicebush Swallowtail (10)
Cabbage White (3)
Clouded Sulphur
Orange Sulphur (3)
Red-banded Hairstreak (7)
Spring Azure (4)(summer) Pearl Crescent (4)
Red-spotted Admiral (2)
Viceroy
Little Wood-Satyr (92)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (very worn)
Duskywing sp. (2) (very worn)
Swarthy Skipper
Least Skipper (10)
Cobweb Skipper
Peck's Skipper (10)
Tawny-edged Skipper (6)
Zabulon Skipper
Dusted Skipper (9) (including a mated pair)

Nottingham County Park, Nottingham, PA (D Amadio)

May 27, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (common)
Clouded Sulphur (5)
Eastern Pine Elfin (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (3)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Spring Azure (abundant)(summer form)
Variegated Fritillary (3)
Eastern Comma (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (1)
Red-spotted Admiral (1)
Little Wood-Satyr (abundant)
Silver-spotted Skipper (3)
Least Skipper (common)
Crossline Skipper (4) m
Little Glassywing (4)
Zabulon Skipper (common)(1 female)

Suitland Bog, MD (R Borchelt)

May 26, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (7)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Pearl Crescent (4)
Eastern Comma (1)(very, very worn)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Peck's Skipper (2)(males, 1st of the year, and pristine)

Off Ohio River near Industry PA (J Monroe)

May 25-26, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (very numerous 50+ puddling)
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (2)(1st of the year)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)(1st of the year)
Cabbage White
Clouded Sulphur
American Copper (3)(1st of the year)
Spring Azure
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)(1st of the year)
Pearl Crescent
Eastern Comma (3)(summer brood)
Mourning Cloak
American Lady
Red-spotted Admiral (1)(1st of the year)
Northern Cloudywing (1)(1st of the year)
Juvenal Duskywing
Wild Indigo Duskywing (1)(1st of the year)
Peck's Skipper (1)

Northern Ulster Co., NY (H Halama)

May 26, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (2) (Males, 1 worn, 1 very fresh)
Black Swallowtail (10)
Giant Swallowtail (11)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (10)
Spicebush Swallowtail (24)
Cabbage White (6)
Clouded Sulphur (4)
Orange Sulphur (7)
Spring Azure (6) (Summer,Appalachian???)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Pearl Crescent (12)
Question Mark (7) (All Dark Summer Form)
Eastern Comma (5) (3 Dark,2 Orange)
Mourning Cloak (5)
Red Admiral (1)
Common Buckeye (1) (Very Fresh)
Red-spotted Admiral (4) (1 Showing Traces Of White Banding)
Viceroy (2)
Little Wood-Satyr (11)
Common Ringlet (6)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (1)
Peck's Skipper (1)
Hobomok Skipper (4)
Zabulon Skipper (10)

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

May 25, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail
Cabbage White
Clouded Sulphur
Orange Sulphur
Eastern Pine Elfin
Eastern Tail-Blue
Spring Azure
Meadow Fritillary
Pearl Crescent
American Lady
Dreamy Duskywing
Wild Indigo Duskywing

Broome Co., NY (B Grosek)

May 25, 2011

Black Swallowtail (4)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (12+)
Spicebush Swallowtail (5+)
Cabbage White (many)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Falcate Orangetip (6+)
American Copper (10+)
Brown Elfin (2)
Eastern Pine Elfin (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (8+)
Spring Azure (5+)
Pearl Crescent (8+)
Eastern Comma (3)
Mourning Cloak (2)
Red Admiral (4)
American Lady (5+)
Red-spotted Purple (2)
Common Buckeye (3)
Monarch (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Dreamy Duskywing (10+)
Juvenal's Duskywing (20+)
Indian Skipper (1) (fresh male)
Peck's Skipper (2)
Cobweb Skipper (15+)

Cold Spring, Putnam Co., NY (T Fiore)

May 25, 2011

Cabbage White (1)
Orange Sulphur (5)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Question Mark (45)
Mourning Cloak (7)
Red Admiral (2)
American Lady (1)

Lido Beach, Nassau Co., NY (R Kelly)

May 25, 2011

Black Swallowtail (8)
Giant Swallowtail (12)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (8)
Spicebush Swallowtail (21)
Cabbage White (9)
Falcate Orangetip (1) (Fresh Male)
Clouded Sulphur (6)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Pearl Crescent (14)
Question Mark (9) (All Dark Summer Form)
Eastern Comma (6) (Two Dark Summer Form)
Mourning Cloak (4) (One Fresh)
American Lady (2)
Red Admiral (2)
Viceroy (1)
Little Wood-Satyr (13)
Common Ringlet (2)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Northern Cloudywing (3)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (1)
Least Skipper (2)
Peck's Skipper (1)
Hobomok Skipper (1)
Zabulon Skipper (12)
Dun Skipper (2)

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

May 23, 2011

Pale Swallowtail (3)(surprising for a suburban creek habitat)
Western Tiger Swallowtail (14) (LOW COUNT for this area).
Cabbage White (3)
Gulf Fritillary (3)
Common Buckeye (2)
Common Checkered-skipper (2)
Umber Skipper (many)

George Cardinet Trail, Clayton, CA (N Arthur)

May 22, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Olympia Marble (29)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
American Copper (1)
Brown Elfin (1)
Hoary Elfin (9)
Frosted Elfin (1)
Henry's Elfin (3)
Eastern Pine Elfin (6)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (4)
Gorgone Checkerspot (4)
American Lady (1)
Monarch (1)
Dreamy Duskywing (2)
Sleepy Duskywing (5)
Juvenal's Duskywing (39)
Persius Duskywing (15)
Cobweb Skipper (4)

Wazee Count Circle, Jackson Co., WI (Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association Fieldtrip)

May 22, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (4)
Zebra Swallowtail (6)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (abundant)(Appalachian)
Spicebush Swallowtail (common)
Cabbage White (4)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Harvester (1)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (2)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (5)
Appalachian Azure (abundant)
Pearl Crescent (4)
Question Mark (common)
Eastern Comma (common)
Mourning Cloak (4)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Red-spotted Admiral (2)
Silver-spotted Skipper (5)
Dreamy Duskywing (common)
Juvenal's Duskywing (7)
Sachem (1)
Hobomok Skipper (2)
Zabulon Skipper (5)

George Thompson WMA, VA (R Borchelt)

May 21, 2011

Black Swallowtail (1)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Pearl Crescent (3)
Red Admiral (1)
Monarch (4)

Indian Creek Nature Center, IA (T Jantscher)

May 21, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (24)
Clouded Sulphur (4)
Orange Sulphur (6)
American Copper (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Pearl Crescent (14)
Common Buckeye (4)
Juvenal Duskywing (6)

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

May 21, 2011

Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (4)

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

May 21, 2011

Mourning Cloak (1)

Seven Bridges High School, Old Seven Bridges Road, Chappaqua, NY (M Diederich)

May 21, 2011

Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (10)
Cabbage White (4)
Clouded Sulphur (2)
Pearl Crescent (4)
Question Mark (5)
Red Admiral (3)
Red-spotted Admiral (10) (Red-spotted Purple form)
Zabulon Skipper (8)

White Clay Creek Preserve, PA (A Loudell)

May 20, 2011

Western Tiger Swallowtail (9)
Cabbage White (4)
West Coast Lady (3)
Common/White Checkered-Skipper (2)
Umber Skipper (30)

Brookdale Park, Oakland, CA (N Arthur)

May 20, 2011

Spicebush Swallowtail (5)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (10+)
Cabbage White (15+)
Clouded Sulphur (3)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Pearl Crescent (many)
Question Mark (4)
American Lady (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (many)
Peck's Skipper (1)

Doodletown & Mine Torne Rds., Bear Mtn. S.P./West Pt. M.R., Rockland/Orange Cos., NY (A Block)

May 19, 2011

Two-tailed Swallowtail (30)
Western Tiger Swallowtail (5)
Pale Swallowtail (5)(coastal type with creamy ground color and narrower stripes than Sierra Nevada specimens)
Margined White (2)
Brown Elfin (1)
Chalcedon Checkerspot (15)(1st of year for me)
Mylitta Crescent (1)
Lorquin's Admiral (10)
California Ringlet (30)
Duskywing sp. (1)

Mitchell Canyon, Mt. Diablo State Park, CA (N Arthur)

May 19, 2011

Black Swallowtail (5)
Giant Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (9)
Spicebush Swallowtail (6)
Cabbage White (13)
Falcate Orangetip (3) (All Males,Fresh)
Clouded Sulphur (12)
Orange Sulphur (4)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Pearl Crescent (16)
Question Mark (2) (Both Dark Summer Form)
Eastern Comma (4) (One Dark Summer Form)
Red Admiral (2)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (1)
Hobomok Skipper (1)

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

May 19, 2011

Giant Swallowtail (2)
Cloudless Sulphur (2)
Orange-barred Sulphur (1)
Dainty Sulphur (22)
Cassius Blue (5)
Ceraunus Blue (2)
Gulf Fritillary (4)
Julia Heliconian (1)
Zebra Heliconian (32)
Phaon Crescent (6)
Pearl Crescent (1)
White Peacock (1)
Monarch (3)
Horace's Duskywing (5)
Three-spotted Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (2)
Baracoa Skipper (2)

AD Barnes Park, Miami, FL (E Nuehring, M Wheeler)

May 18, 2011

Anise Swallowtail (1)
Western Tiger Swallowtail (1)(large male)
Cabbage White (3)(one very large)
Red Admiral (3)
West Coast Lady (3)
Umber Skipper (6)
Sandhill Skipper (2)
Common Checkered Skipper (1)(large, laying eggs on weedy mallows)

Oakland, CA (N Arthur)

May 18, 2011

Banded Hairstreak (4)
Striped Hairstreak (3)
Gray Hairstreak (1)

Private Property, Lee Co., AL (A Endress)

May 16, 2011

Dainty Sulphur

Bahia Honda State Park, FL (J Duquesnel)

May 15, 2011

West Coast Lady (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Umber Skipper (10)
FIERY SKIPPER (2)(formerly common, now rare in East Bay)

Brookdale and Courtland Creek Parks, Oakland, CA (N Arthur)

May 15, 2011

Zebra Swallowtail (4)
Cabbage White (3)
Clouded Sulphur (common)
Orange Sulphur (common)
Gray Hairstreak (2)(both rather worn)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (common)
Pearl Crescent (common to abundant)
Red-spotted Admiral (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Least Skipper (5)
Peck's Skipper (2)(very fresh, 1st of the year at this location)

Lake Artemesia, College Park, MD (R Borchelt)

May 15, 2011

Zebra Swallowtail (2) (first time I've seen them here- flying around Pawpaw trees)
Black Swallowtail (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (12)

Gateway Business Park, Columbia, Howard Co., MD (J Wilkinson)

May 13, 2011

Black Swallowtail
Cabbage White
Eastern Pine Elfin

Vestal, NY (B Grosek)

May 13, 2011

Banded Hairstreak (4)
Striped Hairstreak (2)
Oak Hairstreak (4)(Northern)
Gray Hairstreak (1)

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

May 12, 2011

Black Swallowtail (2)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Spicebush Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (several)
Falcate Orangetip (2)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Spring Azure (4)
EasternTailed-Blue (1)
Juniper Hairstreak (1) (fresh)
Eastern Comma (3)
Mourning Cloak (4)
Compton Tortoisehell (1)
Red Admiral (8+)
American Lady (1)
Red-spotted Admiral (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (6+)

Mount Ivy trail, Rockland Co., NY (T Fiore)

May 10, 2011

West Virginia White
Cabbage White
Orange Sulphur
American Lady

Jones Park, Vestal Center, NY (B Grosek)

May 10, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (12)
Nymphalid sp. (1)

Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY (A Block)

May 9, 2011

Cabbage White
Orange Sulphur
Spring Azure

Broome County, NY (B Grosek)

May 9, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3)
Cabbage White (12)
Orange Sulphur (2)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Eastern Pine Elfin (1)
Spring Azure (5) (2 violacea, 3 unknown)
Pearl Crescent (4)
Question Mark (2)
Red Admiral (2)
American Lady (4)
Common Buckeye (5)
Juvenal's Duskywing (3)

Christie Estate South, Nassau Co., NY (R Kelly, A Lindberg)

May 8, 2011

Black Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (6)
Clouded Sulphur (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Henry's Elfin (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (20)
Spring Azure (1)
Meadow Fritillary (3)
Pearl Crescent (34)
Eastern Comma (2)
American Lady (1)
Red Admiral (1)
Monarch (1)
Silver-spotted Skipper (2)
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)
Horace's Duskywing (9)

Shimek State Forest, IA (T Jantscher)

May 8, 2011

Black Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (common)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Falcate Orangetip (common)
Clouded Sulphur (3)
Spring Azure (4)
Meadow Fritillary (6)
Pearl Crescent (common)
Eastern Comma (2)
Mourning Cloak (2)
Red Admiral (1)
Horace's Duskywing (2)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (3)

Salt Fork State Park and Wildlife Area, OH (R Borchelt)

May 8, 2011

Cabbage White (5)
Orange Sulphur (3)
American Copper (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Pearl Crescent (6)
Mourning Cloak (1)
American Lady (1)
Common Buckeye (2)
Juvenal Duskywing (2)

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

May 8, 2011

Banded Hairstreak (3)
Striped Hairstreak (1)
Oak Hairstreak (3)(1st of the season)
Red-banded Hairstreak (7)
Gulf Fritillary (1)
Question Mark (2)
Mourning Cloak (7)
Common Buckeye (6)
Red-spotted Admiral (1)
Carolina Satyr (2)
Little Wood-Satyr (2)
Dun Skipper (1)

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

May 8-14, 2011

Great Southern White (large outbreak; seeing dozens per minute of walking)

Bahia Honda State Park, FL (J Duquesnel)

May 7, 2011

Olympia Marble (9)
Brown Elfin (12)
Hoary Elfin (5)
Spring Azure (6)
Mourning Cloak (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (2)

Brockway Rd. Jackson Co., WI (M Reese)

May 7, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Spicebush Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (1)
Eastern Pine Elfin (2)
Hessel's Hairstreak (1)
Spring Azure (10)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
Pearl Crescent (5)
Question Mark (1)
Eastern Comma (2)
Red Admiral (1)
American Lady (5)
Common Buckeye (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (8)

Lakehurst, NJ (Newark Entomological Society field trip: A Loudell, H Zirlin, S Johnson, T McBride, & others)

May 7, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Brown Elfin (8)
Eastern Pine Elfin (2)
Hessel's Hairstreak (25+)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (12)
Juvenal's Duskywing (4)

Mile Marker 9, Route 72, Burlington County, NJ (Newark Entomological Society field trip: A Loudell, H Zirlin, S Johnson, T McBride, & others)

May 7, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Cabbage White (1)
Brown Elfin (10)
Hoary Elfin (Dozens)
Eastern Pine Elfin (1)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (2)
American Lady (4)
Common Buckeye (1)
Juvenal's Duskywing (10)
Sleepy Duskywing (1)
Cobweb Skipper (3)

Near Warren Grove, NJ (Newark Entomological Society field trip: A Loudell, H Zirlin, S Johnson, T McBride, & others)

May 7, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Zebra Swallowtail (1) (uncommon in county)
Cabbage White (2)

Daniels Area, Patapsco Valley State Park, Howard Co., MD (J Wilkinson)

May 6, 2011

Cabbage White (1)
Question Mark (1)(at bird fruit feeder)
Painted Lady (1)

37 Tanglewylde Avenue, Bronxville, NY (A Block)

May 6, 2011

Sleepy Orange (1)
Banded Hairstreak (5)(1st of the year)
Juniper Hairstreak (1)
Red-banded Hairstreak (5)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (1)
Spring Azure (5)
American Snout (1)
Variegated Fritillary (2)
Pearl Crescent (7)
Question Mark (5)
Mourning Cloak (2)
American Lady (9)
Common Buckeye (32)
Red-spotted Admiral (2)(1 caterpillar)
Hackberry Emperor (1)
Gemmed Satyr (1)
Carolina Satyr (10)
Little Wood-Satyr (3)
Monarch (2)
Silver-spotted Skipper (4)
Hoary Edge (7)
Southern Cloudywing (7)
Northern Cloudywing (1)
Confused Cloudywing (1)
Clouded Skipper (1)
Fiery Skipper (5)
Crossline Skipper (1)
Whirlabout (9)
Southern Broken-Dash (11)
Northern Broken-Dash (1)(1st of the season)
Little Glassywing (1)
Dun Skipper (3)

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

May 6, 2011

Striped Hairstreak (2)(1st of the season)

Arrowhead Park, on Lake Tobesofkee, Bibb Co., GA (R & J Payne)

May 2, 2011

Pipevine Swallowtail (2)
Zebra Swallowtail (9)
Black Swallowtail (1)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (15)
Spicebush Swallowtail (3)
Checkered White (1)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Cloudless Sulphur (77)
Sleepy Orange (70)
Red-banded Hairstreak (4)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (8)
Spring Azure (23)
American Snout (27)
Variegated Fritillary (18)
Silvery Checkerspot (112)
Pearl Crescent (56)
Question Mark (160)
Eastern Comma (6)
Mourning Cloak (2)
American Lady (8)
Red Admiral (11)
Common Buckeye (59)
Red-spotted Admiral (21)
Hackberry Emperor (60)
Southern Pearly-eye (11)
Creole Pearly-eye (6)
Appalachian Brown (2)
Carolina Satyr (55)
Little Wood-Satyr (58)
Silver-spotted Skipper (13)
Hoary Edge (28)
Southern Cloudywing (21)
Northern Cloudywing (11)
Confused Cloudywing (1)
Common Checkered-Skipper (2)
Swarthy Skipper (3)(1st of the year)
Clouded Skipper (3)
Least Skipper (12)(1st of the year)
Crossline Skipper (1)(1st of the year)
Whirlabout (4)
Little Glassywing (1)(1st of the year)
Dun Skipper (4)

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

May 1, 2011

Cabbage White (60)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Spring Azure (1)
Pearl Crescent (1)
Eastern Comma (1)

Chappaqua Road Power Cut - off of Old Chappaqua Rd., Chappaqua NY (M Diederich)

May 1, 2011

Cabbage White (3)
Spring Azure (1)
Anglewing sp. (1)
Red Admiral (1)
American Lady (1)

NJ Botanical Garden, Ringwood, NJ (A Block)

May 1, 2011

Cabbage White (9)
Orange Sulphur (1)
Eastern Comma (2)
American Lady (3)
Red Admiral (1

Backyard, Brooklyn, NY (V Corsello)

May 1, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1) (Flying north over highway, 1stst of the season!)

Over Route 40, Bear, DE (A Loudell)

May 1, 2011

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1)
Clouded Sulphur (3)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (3)
Pearl Crescent (1)

Lums Pond State Park, DE (A Loudell)

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