Butterfly Observations

E.g., Sunday, December 15, 2019
E.g., Sunday, December 15, 2019
E.g., Sunday, December 15, 2019
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Date and Time Latitude Longitude Species Type Number Observed Flight Direction (Degrees)sort ascending Wind Direction (Degrees) Wind Speed Observed By Description/Notes
2019-05-11 23:16:00 42.183208 -121.73011810000003 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 88 0.0 90.0 1 Naturetreker 88 individuals in 15 minutes. 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...
2019-04-22 17:00:00 42.67758 -81.22035800000003 American lady Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 60 0.0 0 Donald Davis Union Road, Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 500m radius. [Observed by James Holdsworth, Ontario Butterflies newsgroup]. While doing a field visit to a site in Union, just north of Port Stanley, I noticed good numbers of Red Admiral along the field edges. More...
2019-05-18 18:00:00 42.02669487088881 -93.66033265604085 Red admiral Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0.0 202.5 14 mariposa Three Red Admirals flying northward during a 30-minute period, three hours ahead of a rainstorm approaching from the south. Cirrostratus clouds, 81 F, dew point 62 F, relative humidity 63%, winds from the south-southwest to southwest (210 degrees azimuth), 14 mph, gusting to 23 mph. 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...
2019-04-25 16:22:00 42.14716630426073 -87.83512038316911 Red admiral First butterfly of the season, Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0.0 112.5 10 jdd No description. 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...
2019-04-07 20:30:00 41.153294 -96.03375 Red admiral First butterfly of the season, Migrating individual(s) 1 0.0 0 mariposa Halleck Park, Papillion, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Watching grandson's baseball game and [it] flew by. Incidental sighting, 3:30 p.m. CDT. Temperature, 65 F. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. 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...
2019-04-11 20:00:00 41.42063723662397 -93.08592520942909 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 3 0.0 135.0 25 John.Pearson@dn... 3 scattered individuals spotted over 2-hour period flying low to ground in woodland edge on blufftop overlooking north shore of Lake Red Rock in Cordova County Park. More...
2019-04-22 17:00:00 42.67758 -81.22035800000003 Red admiral Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 700 0.0 0 Donald Davis Union Road, Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 500m radius. [Observed by James Holdsworth] While doing a field visit to a site in Union, just north of Port Stanley, I noticed good numbers of Red Admiral along the field edges. More...
2019-04-20 17:45:00 43.9661866 -89.54185510000002 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 1 0.0 0 shelley hamel On blooming pussy willow. 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...
2019-04-23 16:30:00 42.2016060675054 -122.69809627504952 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 68 0.0 180.0 3 AdmiralsandLadies I sat here for 2 hours and saw 68 painted ladies fly by, with about 6 out of 7 going north. I was in a 30 m diameter patch of flowering dandelions, and about 1 out of 8 stopped briefly at dandelions, before moving on. More...
2019-04-24 18:08:00 42.012996 -93.65291000000002 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 5 0.0 202.5 8 mariposa Iowa State University Cross-Country Field, Ames, Iowa. Location precision: within a 20m radius. Migrating butterfly flying north to north-northeast 30 cm above the ground and repeatedly landing in the grass. Flight direction monitoring survey from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. CDT. More...
2019-04-16 21:05:00 41.885620440110834 -87.81447244035644 Red admiral First butterfly of the season, Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0.0 180.0 3 Kathleen Garness First butterfly of the season of any species seen in my neighborhood. More...
2019-04-15 15:00:00 41.5539238 -93.9310499 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Dallas County, Iowa. Location precision: estimated within a radius of 150m. Today, or rather this morning 15 April 2019, while walking in our woods about two miles northeast of Van Meter, Iowa, saw several Red Admirals flying about. More...
2019-04-17 18:28:00 42.47880486252633 -122.91496412720812 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 1 0 AdmiralsandLadies it wasnt really flying any particluar direction. went east then came back and settled in some grass, without even nectaring, then took off again, More...
2019-04-18 18:40:00 40.135296476856006 -105.1907856030823 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Lagerman Reservoir, Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 24m radius. 65 F, light winds. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22686298 More...
2019-04-23 19:00:00 42.1678178 -93.03688 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 157.5 8 mariposa At least two individuals were spotted and photographed at Grammer Grove Park, Marshall County, IA. More...
2019-05-06 15:39:00 36.15727474 -115.42592230000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within an 11m radius. Temperature 73 F, wind speed, calm. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24751044 More...
2019-04-20 05:00:00 43.433071838704436 -92.00382959506868 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 MJ Hatfield First Red Admiral of the season. More...
2019-09-23 18:00:00 44.916308088506554 -93.31525818979674 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 270.0 4 Livewombat One red admiral that looked good except for missing the back of both front wings. It looked like a chomp from a bird. Amazingly it was flying pretty well. 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...
2019-10-28 05:00:00 43.99703824148128 -77.71954188383921 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 Donald Davis Presqu'ile Provincial Park, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 3 km radius. Two monarchs, 5 red admirals, 4 painted ladies by Karen Anderson today at Presqu'ile Provincial Park. 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...
2019-06-01 17:34:00 40.01503365 -105.32547 Red admiral 1 mariposa No description. More...
2019-04-06 05:00:00 40.611876198880445 -91.92590468282492 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 mariposa Fox River Wildlife Management Area, Mt. Sterling, Van Buren County, Iowa. Location precision: estimated within a 1.3 km radius. Today I saw a RED ADMIRAL and many COMMON GREEN DARNERS at Fox River Wildlife Area in Van Buren County, just north of the Missouri state line. More...
2019-09-27 05:00:00 41.60873369999999 -75.0588391 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Tusten Heritage Community Garden, Narrowsburg, New York. Location precision: estimated within a 40m radius. Observed by Ed Wesely. “a P.L. in THCG.” (E-mail communication). Note: The Tusten Garden — ca. More...
2019-04-06 14:58:00 36.42964291 -114.51384789999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Valley of Fire State Park, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 7m radius. Temperature, 75 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22122193 More...
2019-04-23 16:00:00 44.9162814 -93.3153838 American lady First butterfly of the season, Presence of butterfly in your area 6 0 Livewombat At least six American Painted Lady butterflies nectaring on Scilla siberica on a sunny day on April 23, all day. One did also try the pussy willows (which were full of red admirals), but they were almost exclusively on the squill. They remained in smaller numbers on April 24. More...
2019-04-22 05:00:00 43.6757 -84.25310000000002 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 20 0 DenBrook Midland, Michigan. I had about 15 -20 red admirals in about 2 hours in central Michigan (43.6757, -84.2531). The most in a long time. Denny Brooks More...
2019-04-27 17:17:00 40.01397115 -105.30971779999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 15 0 mariposa Boulder Canyon Trail, Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 225m radius. Temperature 70 F, light winds. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23494946 More...
2019-04-25 14:25:00 36.16510886 -115.45129480000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Temperature, 82 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23069890 More...
2019-05-10 18:07:00 35.80996666 -115.96261119999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 25 0 mariposa Inyo County, California. Location precision: within a 5m radius. 58 degrees F, calm. Just post rain all night and am. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24910268 More...
2019-08-06 19:40:00 41.78266591873879 -93.79131836816669 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 76 5 Heidi Anderson Many painted ladies on mountain mint flowers in a large native flowerbed in front of the Jester Park Nature Center. More...
2019-09-30 21:30:00 44.91780501899611 -93.32117557525635 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 60 202.5 6 Livewombat At this location on the map there were about 40 painted ladies on zinnias in a large planting along the streets of a corner lot Another 20 or so we're at scattered sites within 6 blocks, mostly on zinnias but also Verbena bonariensis, cosmos, tithonia, and just flying around. 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...
2019-05-22 05:00:00 41.179753 -95.91783299999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 183 225.0 18 mariposa Fontenelle Forest Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. The red admirals were enjoying nectar from wild raspberries and wild waterleaf. Last week saw very few red admirals and this week there was an abundance of them. Temperature, 66 F. Survey from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT. More...
2019-06-19 09:37:00 46.18315929 20.40095143 Painted lady mariposa No description. More...
2019-04-13 15:51:00 36.40156557 -116.2754122 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Nye County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 22m radius. Larva, probably 5th instar. 70 F, light winds. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22446815 More...
2019-04-17 22:31:00 35.70740934 -114.71452850000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 8 0 mariposa Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 50m radius. Temperature, 77 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22639524 More...
2019-04-22 17:15:00 42.02834930328736 -82.91642889439396 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 Donald Davis Harrow, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 150m radius. Observed by Jeff Larson. More...
2019-05-06 08:23:00 40.1160822 -105.29370189999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 30 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 68m radius. 60 F, cloudy between thunderstorms around area. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24703541 More...
2019-05-02 16:56:00 36.1238002 -115.4764472 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Temperature, 68 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24397771 More...
2019-05-23 17:00:00 48.8799647 -115.05350010000001 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 3000 0 mariposa Eureka, Montana. Started about noon today with about 200 per minute, maybe more. Hard to measure. Observed by Ken, Journey North (probable Painted Lady observation). https://journeynorth.org/sightings/query_result.html?record_id=1526404534 More...
2019-09-04 19:23:00 44.8621967 -93.61627909999999 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 0 Livewombat Large numbers of Painted Lady butterflies at many sites in the Arboretum. We saw probably a hundred or more of them. More...
2019-10-18 18:42:00 44.855777541370564 -93.60660552978516 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 12 157.5 8 Livewombat A dozen or so Painted Ladies, mostly in one butterfly garden at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. 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...
2019-05-22 22:26:00 42.031196 -93.647266 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 202.5 25 mariposa Genetics Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Location precision: within a 1m radius. One Red Admiral flying and basking between two buildings. Partly cloudy, windy, gusting to 37 mph. 21.1 C (70 F), dew point 9.4 C (49 F), relative humidity 47%. Survey from 5:20 to 5:30 p.m. CDT. More...

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