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
2019-08-15 16:19:00 46.099342413367125 -68.7480402760682 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Kimball Pond, Patten, Penobscot County, Maine. Location precision: estimated within an 800m radius. Observed by Judy Goodell. The location in Maine is adjacent to the Northern section of Baxter State Park where our camp is located. More...
2019-10-08 21:22:00 44.92741729999999 -93.29575999999997 Painted lady Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 60 180.0 9 Livewombat About 60 painted lady butterflies seen (probably lots more that we didn't see) in a municipal garden near Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. They were mostly on Verbena bonariensis and purple salvia. The weather was sunny, around 60 degrees, with a fairly strong wind from the south. More...
2019-05-27 23:14:00 39.614655 -119.66049169999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa 89436, Sparks, Nevada. Location precision: within a 70m radius. Observed by bradgrimm, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25918867 More...
2019-03-17 23:20:00 37.253198 -121.81536499999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa South San José, California. Location precision: uncertain. Feeding on a tree. Clear skies, light wind. Observed by avtanski, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21343071 More...
2019-06-30 16:54:00 45.63672871 9.197730672 Painted lady mariposa No description. More...
2019-04-16 16:00:00 42.06657648302973 -93.6291556404571 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 4 45.0 13 wolfoest milling around, no general direction More...
2019-04-15 17:00:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 28 20 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Did our weekly walk of the gardens. There were lots of red admirals throughout the gardens. They were feeding on violets and pachysandra. Survey from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. CDT. 65 F, moderate winds. More...
2019-05-01 05:00:00 42.88695510538177 -79.17502901819762 American lady Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 Donald Davis Friendship Trail, between Port Colborne and Sherkston, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 5 km radius. More...
2019-05-04 16:05:00 40.01544146 -105.31292619999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 50 0 mariposa Boulder Canyon Drive, Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 113m radius. Temperature 65 F, breezy, off and on cloudy. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24545537 More...
2019-04-29 17:37:00 30.3308774 -97.73352260000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 6 0 mariposa Brentwood, Austin, Texas. Location precision: within a 2.11 km radius. Observed by hobbylep, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24051481 More...
2019-05-11 05:00:00 43.99453383607617 -77.70710159084507 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 31 0 Donald Davis Presqu'ile Provincial Park, my favorite park, on north shore of Lake Ontario opposite Rochester, New York. More...
2019-09-20 15:15:00 44.9179091 -93.32016279999999 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 20 180.0 5 Livewombat About 20 Painted lady butterflies nectaring on a large planting of zinnias. They were with a similar number of monarchs.This was one of two groups of this size that I saw; the other is being reported separately, since it was in a different garden. More...
2019-10-13 05:00:00 43.9491784 -78.29344679999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 Donald Davis FYI: Saw one myself on October 13th in Port Hope, Ontario. [Location estimated within a 4 km radius.] More...
2019-05-31 18:00:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 247.5 0 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. It was hazy due to the smoke from Canada. Weekly walk. Temperature, 75 F; winds, near-calm. Survey from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. CDT. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-04-01 15:15:00 34.76847833 -106.76292999999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa 1036A Miller Rd, Los Lunas, New Mexico. Location precision: within a 12m radius. Observed by mirandak, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21882078 More...
2019-07-28 05:00:00 41.672522950678434 -75.06445750311593 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 1 0 mariposa Calkins Creek, Milanville, Pennsylvania. Location precision: Estimated within a 400m radius. Observed by Ed Wesely. “1st P.L. I’ve seen [this season] - at Joe Pye Weed on a gravel bar in Calkins Creek.” (E-mail communication.) More...
2019-04-14 16:38:00 42.2988771 -83.42451819999997 American lady First butterfly of the season 1 10 Brenda Dziedzic No description. More...
2019-05-13 21:39:00 41.7310127 -88.006913 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0.0 9 ldieckman No description. More...
2019-04-20 15:14:00 42.027063 -93.65976 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 12 180.0 12 mariposa 510/520 Forest Glen St., Ames, Iowa. Location precision: within a 6m radius. Red Admirals drinking sap flowing from a small hole in the trunk of a tree. Fair/Sunny, 60 F, dew point 35 F, relative humidity 39%. Survey: Incidental sighting, from 10:05 to 10:20 a.m. CDT. More...
2019-05-02 15:28:00 36.1229778 -115.48410960000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 12m radius. Temperature 62 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24455236 More...
2019-05-16 05:00:00 43.996591 -77.71920499999999 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 1 0 Donald Davis Wow! Karen Anderson reported from Presqu'ile Provincial Park on May 16th: "Finally my first Painted Lady of 2019 - May 16 2019 at Presqu'ile Provincial Park. Also saw 21 American Lady Butterflies and 48 Red Admirals." [Location precision: within a 3 km radius] More...
2019-08-26 05:00:00 46.67224295260723 -53.241670841445966 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 10 0 Donald Davis The Drook, near Portugal Cove South, Newfoundland. Observation by Jeff Harrison, nf.insects Newsgroup. Location precision: estimated within a 50m radius. 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...
2019-05-16 16:45:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0.0 6 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. On my weekly walk saw it on an iris which i have never seen feeding on before. Survey from 10:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. CDT. Temperature, 83 F. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. 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...
2019-06-03 00:14:00 42.0859688 -93.5971996 Red admiral 1 3 mariposa Small-sized individual maintaining a territory along a trail bordered by trees and shrubs More...
2019-04-06 16:20:00 38.94803598087799 -95.26400195206611 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa Milkweed garden, Foley Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence. Location estimated within a 25m radius. Observed by Orley "Chip" Taylor, Monarch Watch, "I haven’t been out much and it’s possible that red admirals have been here a few days. More...
2019-10-10 05:00:00 41.60873369999999 -75.0588391 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Tusten Heritage Community Garden, Narrowsburg, New York. Location precision: estimated within a 40m radius. Observed by Ed Wesely. “3 P.L’s on Buddleia Bush in THCG.” (E-mail communication). Note: The Tusten Garden — ca. More...
2019-04-08 19:00:00 42.0378703 -82.7396377 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 Donald Davis Kingsville, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 2 km radius. Kingsville is not far from Leamington, Ontario and Point Pelee National Park in extreme southwest Ontario. More...
2019-04-24 18:14:00 44.7568 -92.98340000000002 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 1 180.0 4 John Shier Rosemount, Minnesota. I have never seen any butterfly nectaring at bloodroot, so this is a first. I take the butterfly to be a painted lady (you might see if you agree). [Confirmed from attached photo.] Such early butterflies find few food resources. N 44.7568 W -92.9834 John More...
2019-04-20 17:23:00 40.0148265 -105.2967089 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 58m radius. Temperature 75 F, light winds. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22787596 More...
2019-04-23 19:00:00 42.1680868 -93.03531980000002 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 30 157.5 8 mariposa Grammer Grove County Wildlife Area, Marshall County, Iowa. Location precision: within a 1m radius. At least 30 individuals seen between the parking and shelter area and the bluff/bottomlands. More...
2019-05-06 15:43:00 36.15818863 -115.426625 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 12m radius. Temperature, 73 F, wind speed, calm. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24751354 More...
2019-08-14 05:00:00 38.803148 -75.504708 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Four miles east of Greenwood, Delaware. Location precision: estimated within a 100m radius. I saw one from my home in Delaware zip 19950. about 15 miles from Delaware Bay. It was in an area where my bird feeders are. 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...
2019-05-23 19:16:00 36.42397514 -115.53743099999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 10m radius. Temperature, 45 F, light winds. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25646193 More...
2019-03-30 15:00:00 35.3124062978467 -120.8651830687196 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 100 0 mariposa Los Osos/Morro Bay State Park, California. Location precision: estimated within a 400m radius. The weather on Saturday was warm and clear. The entire habitat is lush and full of wildflowers. This just added to the already innate beauty of Morro Bay. More...
2019-06-24 18:48:00 36.0940802 -115.564666 Painted lady 1 mariposa On Desert Globemallow More...
2019-04-15 19:39:00 35.82430017 -115.51736490000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 200 0 mariposa Near Goodsprings, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. 70 F, light winds. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-04-21 13:18:00 44.9162814 -93.3153838 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 Livewombat One red admiral on overripe banana on a butterfly feeder located at second-story window level. I searched for more, especially on the pussy willows where they usually make their first appearance in April, but I couldn't find any others. (I promptly put out more feeders.) More...
2019-05-03 21:10:00 33.7657922 -118.04177659999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 270.0 1 Bud Foshee After the recent migration, I have noticed many Painted Ladies in the area. It's as if the migration seeded the area as it passed through. I noticed many stragglers immediately after the migration and now witness daily perching and mating activity. Several individuals daily. More...
2019-04-27 19:06:00 40.01542429 -105.31194900000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Boulder Canyon Trail, Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 202m radius. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23496374 More...
2019-04-25 16:08:00 42.54182821 -99.72119106000002 American lady First butterfly of the season 1 0 mariposa Nebraska, US. Location (within 28 km) obscured by request of observer. Mostly sunny, light wind. Observed by allysond, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23747936 More...
2019-05-10 23:15:00 42.02693564388424 -93.64475946068876 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 46 315.0 5 mariposa Iowa State University campus, Ames, Iowa. Location precision: within a 6m radius. Basking on the ground and occupying a territory. Survey type: survey of territories, 4:28 to 6:50 p.m. CDT. Sunny, 64 F, dew point 35 F, relative humidity 34%. 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...
2019-10-18 21:56:00 44.92719072662773 -93.29612910747528 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 157.5 7 Livewombat One red admiral, nectaring on Verbena bonariensis in a municipal rose garden. More...
2019-05-30 05:00:00 41.179753 -95.91783299999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 35 22.5 10 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Finally got sunny so could go out for a bit after 4 days of clouds and rain. about 3 hours in started to rain. Most of the red admirals were in very poor condition. We also saw a number of caterpillars. More...
2019-03-22 14:07:00 36.15864119 -115.4303372 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 7m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21571372 More...
2019-06-27 20:53:00 41.9649389 -93.9058803 Red admiral 8 14 mariposa Roadkill along an open area of County Road E57 in the Des Moines River floodplain. I also saw 1 other dead and six live Red Admirals during the survey. More...
2019-04-17 17:45:00 42.0580218 -87.6905213 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 3 135.0 3 ryanwc all 3 were nectaring. One eventually flew away to the SW, but it didn't strike me as directional so much as just leaving for another yard. More...

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