Butterfly Observations

E.g., Sunday, August 25, 2019
E.g., Sunday, August 25, 2019
E.g., Sunday, August 25, 2019
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Date and Time Latitude Longitude Species Type Number Observed Flight Direction (Degrees) Wind Direction (Degrees) Wind Speed Observed By Description/Notes
2019-02-01 19:28:00 36.15870399 -115.43067510000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 6m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20042233 More...
2019-02-05 21:32:00 37.76240833 -122.43771329999998 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 mariposa First of the ‘19 Season. Freshly emerged. 4112 17th St, San Francisco, California. Location precision: within a 10m radius. Observed by robberfly, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20137375 More...
2019-02-07 18:20:00 31.62454563 -101.60561999999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Glasscock County, Texas. Location precision (and coordinates obscured): 29.2 km. Observed by shaunmichael, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20188539 More...
2019-02-17 21:26:00 31.96254730643463 -113.6181657058305 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 1000 0.0 180.0 8 swashko Exact count unsure, but thousands of individuals everywhere. The dominant flowers at the time for butterfly feeding were Lasthenia sp. and Sphaeralcea coulteri. More...
2019-02-18 19:22:00 33.88254166 -116.5026474 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 100 0 mariposa Saw close to 100 individuals flying over Dillon Road (to place of sighting). Many crossing the road. Roadkill estimates likely high. 22755 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, California 92240. Location precision: not recorded. Observed by inlewis, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-02-26 20:30:00 33.942176878896646 -81.04454333694775 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa [Marty Kastner, CarolinaLeps newsgroup] Today 2/26/19, Dave and I walked part of the Timmerman Trail in Cayce, Lexington County, SC. We were there from 1:30-3:45. The skies were partly cloudy with temps from 65-70 degrees. We had the following: … Lady species – probably American - 1 ... More...
2019-02-27 15:30:00 33.467529 -117.66156699999999 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 5 0 mariposa Spotted 5 Painted Lady Butterflies nectaring on CA native Salvia Brandegeei in my back yard - coastal San Clemente, California. I've been seeing a few for a week or so. Location precision: not recorded. Sunny, warm, light wind. More...
2019-03-01 06:00:00 34.758195 -117.283615 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 1000 0.0 0 mariposa I’m halfway between Barstow and Victorville on Rt. 66, and I’ve been seeing them since around March 1st. Mostly moving north, sometimes east. I love seeing them, but when they get thick, I get really sad about driving. Location precision: estimated within a radius of 6 km. More...
2019-03-04 17:52:00 35.70750384 -114.71356750000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 75 0 mariposa Near the Colorado River north of Lake Mojave, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 24m radius. Nectaring on Encelia farniosa. More...
2019-03-04 17:59:00 35.70755612 -114.71238729999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 20m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21006681 More...
2019-03-04 18:31:00 35.70738188 -114.7076022 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Colorado River north of Lake Mohave, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within an 11m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21007128 More...
2019-03-05 16:00:00 33.2558717 -116.37501199999997 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 500 315.0 135.0 10 shelley hamel This was an all-day, multi-day event starting March 3, 2019 and ending March 6,2019. During the course of a single day, the numbers were much larger than the 500/hr reported here -- thousands. The flight coincided with the 'super bloom' in the Anza Borrego Desert State Park. More...
2019-03-07 18:53:00 36.43891826 -115.35944030000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Corn Creek, Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 3m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21067082 More...
2019-03-07 18:58:00 36.43883298 -115.36004560000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Corn Creek, Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21067146 More...
2019-03-07 19:00:00 36.4388373 -115.35999190000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 25 0 mariposa Corn Creek, Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 6m radius. Nectaring on Cherry blossom. North west of Las Vegas at this location was quite a number of Painted Lady butterflies nectaring and obtaining mineral salts from the damp ground. More...
2019-03-07 19:57:00 35.99110075 -115.2549856 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Enterprise, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 16m radius. Nectaring on Cherry blossom. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21067447 More...
2019-03-07 21:55:00 35.99110943 -115.25495339999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Enterprise, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 19m radius. Nectaring. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21067469 More...
2019-03-07 21:56:00 35.99110943 -115.25499639999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Enterprise, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 17m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21067491 More...
2019-03-08 16:11:00 34.25103405244353 -118.62519763947967 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 50 0 LisaFebre Dozens of Painted Ladies swarming the wildflowers. We have had a lot of rain in the last month, here in the San Fernando Valley, so a lot of blooms and wet conditions. More...
2019-03-08 22:18:00 35.96506333 -114.71501999999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Mohave County, Arizona. Location precision: within a 6m radius. Observed by coreyjlange, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21068947 More...
2019-03-09 06:00:00 32.774682 -115.50056699999999 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 5000 0 mariposa Near El Centro, California. I surveyed three wireless communications facilities in Arizona last week on 3/7 (Mesa), 3/8 (Douglas), and 3/9 (Yuma). Driving back home to LA on Saturday, I noticed that the painted ladies were everywhere. More...
2019-03-09 06:00:00 33.380533 -115.78758500000004 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 5000 0 mariposa Eastern shore of the Salton Sea. I surveyed three wireless communications facilities in Arizona last week on 3/7 (Mesa), 3/8 (Douglas), and 3/9 (Yuma). Driving back home to LA on Saturday, I noticed that the painted ladies were everywhere. More...
2019-03-09 06:00:00 33.721326 -116.20691699999998 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 5000 0 mariposa Indio, California. I surveyed three wireless communications facilities in Arizona last week on 3/7 (Mesa), 3/8 (Douglas), and 3/9 (Yuma). Driving back home to LA on Saturday, I noticed that the painted ladies were everywhere. More...
2019-03-09 18:41:00 34.00875816 -118.33464179999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Los Angeles County, California. Location precision: within 28.87 km (obscured). Observed by bbunny, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21086689 More...
2019-03-10 06:00:00 37.8815913 -121.91415280000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 50 0 mariposa We saw many painted lady butterflies while hiking on Mt Diablo on March 10th. (East of San Francisco, Northern California) Observed by Vicki Day. More...
2019-03-11 16:58:00 35.46902797 -114.8881733 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa 1012-1014 Cottonwood Cove Rd, Searchlight, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Found dead. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21147836 More...
2019-03-11 18:00:00 35.47414189 -114.82435709999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Searchlight, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 30m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21152287 More...
2019-03-11 19:21:00 35.48547008 -114.70435370000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 7 0 mariposa Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21152309 More...
2019-03-12 05:00:00 34.317099 -118.77049599999998 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 1000 0.0 0 mariposa Thousands flying through [today] on Tuesday [March 12], a bit less … [on March 13], in eastern Ventura county, CA. Location precision: estimated within a 15 km radius. Lovely to experience. Observed by hopeful4life, Daily Kos. More...
2019-03-12 05:00:00 34.150179 -118.354961 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 5000 0.0 0 mariposa I live in a suburb of LA called Toluca Lake, near Universal Studios, and for two full days, MILLIONS of these butterflies have been flying right outside my door! They are all flying in the same direction, due north, and it is a real sight to behold. They are small and fast and determined! More...
2019-03-12 05:00:00 34.1705609 -118.83759370000001 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 337.5 0 mariposa Here in Thousand Oaks (Ventura Co.), California (elev. ~800'), Location precision: estimated within a 5 km radius. More...
2019-03-12 19:35:00 34.25352059901827 -118.61181298788642 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 200 337.5 270.0 11 LisaFebre A constant fluttering of butterflies in the air today! More...
2019-03-12 21:47:00 35.91883861 -116.68320440000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 10 0 mariposa Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, California. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21190637 More...
2019-03-12 22:03:00 35.91422697 -116.5513181 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, California. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21190660 More...
2019-03-12 22:05:00 35.91426423 -116.55135630000001 West coast lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, California. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21191327 More...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 34.150179 -118.354961 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 5000 0.0 0 mariposa I live in a suburb of LA called Toluca Lake, near Universal Studios, and for two full days, MILLIONS of these butterflies have been flying right outside my door! They are all flying in the same direction, due north, and it is a real sight to behold. They are small and fast and determined! More...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 34.118843 -118.30046900000002 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 1000 270.0 0 mariposa Los Angeles, California. It’s still happening in LA! To see them heading West over the front lawn at Griffith Observatory is simply miraculous! Observed by pyramus, Daily Kos. Location precision: within a 50m radius. More...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 34.170561 -118.83759399999997 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 400 315.0 0 mariposa Thousand Oaks, California. Thank you! This is so timely. There were hundreds of them today around Thousand Oaks. I didn’t notice them on an afternoon hike. I noticed them as I drove home. They seemed to be heading northwest. Observed by CalBearMom, Daily Kos. More...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 34.147785 -118.14451600000001 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 1000 270.0 0 mariposa Pasadena, California. They’ve been passing through the Pasadena foothills for a week, at least. Here it seems the migration is westward bound. It is uncanny, I don’t recall ever seeing anything like it. Observed by 714day, Daily Kos. Location precision: estimated within a 12 km radius. More...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 33.130832 -116.30355800000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 100 0 mariposa Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Location precision: estimated within a 5 km radius. We went through Anza-Borrego on March 13th, and they were noticeable and fairly abundant. Go Painted Ladies. Good luck. Observed by LynnJP, Daily Kos. More...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 33.130832 -116.30189999999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 100 0 mariposa I went out to Anza-Borrego today for that very reason. Wasn’t all that impressed with the flowers, but the butterflies were everywhere (and all through Oceanside, CA too). And the scenery, including the drive to and from, was breathtaking. Great trip! More...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 33.119207 -117.08642099999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 100 0 mariposa We are still seeing them here in Escondido, California quite a bit. Observed by Mimikins, Daily Kos. Location precision: estimated within a 5 km radius. More...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 33.834859 -116.51508000000001 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 0.0 0 mariposa I live in Palm Springs [California]. It is still happening here in a big way. Northward bound. Really a wonderful thing to see. Observed by jamesalance, Daily Kos. Location precision: estimated within a 7 km radius. More...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 33.949848 -118.38449700000001 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 200 0 mariposa Near Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California. I live near LAX and they're everywhere. Had a nice break on the patio, watching them flutter by in the scores. Observed by hissing kitty, Daily Kos. Location precision: estimated within an 8 km radius. More...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 34.317099 -118.77049599999998 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 1000 0.0 0 mariposa Thousands flying through on Tuesday, a bit less today, in eastern Ventura county, California. Location precision: estimated within a 15 km radius. Lovely to experience. Observed by hopeful4life, Daily Kos. More...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 34.895796 -117.01728300000002 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 0 mariposa Barstow, California. Location precision: estimated within a radius of 4 km. I’ve seen quite a few of them here in Barstow. That’s in the Mojave. I didn’t know they migrated, very cool. Thanks for the diary. Observed by ontheleftcoast, Daily Kos. More...
2019-03-13 17:00:00 34.180839 -118.308966 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 0 mariposa Burbank, California. Location precision: estimated within a 7 km radius. Thank you. I live in LA and work in Burbank. On my lunch walks yesterday and today I have been walking through this endless stream of butterflies. More...
2019-03-13 22:00:00 39.25615553080485 -121.21631613607497 West coast lady First butterfly of the season 2 0 David Adams I saw two Painted Ladies (probably West Coast Ladies) doing their "mating flight dance" this last Wednesday in my back yard here on 5 acres in Penn Valley, California (foothills in western Nevada County northeast of Sacramento). More...
2019-03-14 05:00:00 34.758195 -117.283615 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 1000 0.0 0 mariposa I’m halfway between Barstow and Victorville on Rt. 66, and I’ve been seeing them since around March 1st. Mostly moving north, sometimes east. I love seeing them, but when they get thick, I get really sad about driving. Observed by commaist, Daily Kos. More...
2019-03-14 05:00:00 34.317099 -118.77049599999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0.0 22.5 0 mariposa Eastern Ventura County, California. Location precision: estimated within a 15 km radius. Yes, mainly north to a bit westerly. Have only seen a few today, but haven’t been outside much. The wind has been strong out of the NNE. Observed by hopeful4life, Daily Kos. More...

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