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
2019-12-02 06:00:00 31.5395378 -110.7561963 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Patagonia, Arizona. Location precision: estimated within a 1.5 km radius. Observed by Fred Heath, DesertLeps Newsgroup. "There are still butterflies out there. Although it is December, today Mary Klinkel and I managed to find the 27 species listed below. More...
2019-04-20 17:50:00 41.727568 -88.0059 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 5 22.5 19 ldieckman Red Admirals were mainly flying close to the ground and landing on leaf litter at the forest preserve. More...
2019-04-15 05:00:00 40.2720146 -80.60951869999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Wellsburg, West Virginia. Location precision: estimated within a 3 km radius. Observed by Heather Tokas, Red Admiral and Painted Lady Butterfly Group, Facebook. Woohoo!!! April 13th saw first Red Admiral of the season. SHE was laying eggs on my nettles which were only popped up about 2 inches! More...
2019-04-26 22:00:00 45.0867009 -93.4789012 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa 7259 Fish Lake Road, Maple Grove, Minnesota. Maintaining a territory. Observed by Sylvia Carter. Location to be refined. More...
2019-04-17 14:45:00 33.66663 -116.40361330000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Riverside, California, United States. Location precision: not recorded. Observed by cwbarrows, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22645142 More...
2019-05-02 18:15:00 41.17973 -95.91815500000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 6 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. The Painted Ladies were hard to get a picture of but landed long enough to get positive id. Temperature: 55 F. Survey from 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-09-16 22:48:00 44.92780220677869 -93.29551219940186 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 12 157.5 6 Livewombat About a dozen Painted Lady butterflies in excellent condition, bright and fresh looking. They were nectaring on sedum, verbena bonariensis, and other plants in a municipal garden. 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...
2019-10-20 16:13:00 44.9219616 -93.30616079999999 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 50 157.5 1 Livewombat Two concentrations of Painted Lady butterflies around Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, with at least a couple dozen on a big purple aster near the bandshell and a similar number on Verbena bonariensis and other flowers in the rose garden. More...
2019-06-01 17:18:00 40.01423032 -105.3217693 Painted lady 3 mariposa still a few around. i think some new one hit town with that last storm - there's a lot of tattered ladies and a handful of really bright fresh ladies. More...
2019-04-06 23:03:00 42.02795263218926 -93.64591393316289 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 5 180.0 15 mariposa Iowa State University campus, Ames, Iowa. Location precision: within an 8m radius. First Red Admirals of the season. Two in one territory, three in the second. Weather: 24.4 C (76 F), dew point 10.6 C (51 F), mostly cloudy (80% altocumulus, stratocumulus, cirrostratus clouds). More...
2019-09-19 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. “another ’fresh’ P.L. in THCG.” (E-mail communication). Note: The Tusten Garden — ca. More...
2019-04-06 14:53:00 36.42958895 -114.51388280000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Valley of Fire State Park, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22121636 More...
2019-04-15 19:30:00 42.08949 -91.50185099999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 Cammie Nectaring on ground cover More...
2019-04-18 17:53:00 40.1330833 -105.18401470000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Lagerman Reservoir, Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 157m radius. Temperature, 65 F, light winds. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-04-23 16:45:00 41.17973 -95.91815500000001 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 332 8 mariposa Fontenelle Forest Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. For this early in the year was amazed at how many Red Admirals we saw. It was the most butterflies we have seen in one day in April since we have been going weekly since 2015. Survey from 11:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. More...
2019-05-06 18:02:00 36.15844462 -115.43063319999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Temperature, 73 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24697700 More...
2019-06-25 15:51:00 42.4971509 -94.1787516 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 9 0 verbiosa There are quite a few Red Admiral butterflies under our raspberry tree. I first noticed them yesterday. I counted 9 at one point, but there might be more. (Our lawnmower broke right before all the rain so it's a bit of a jungle back there.) More...
2019-09-23 16:34:00 44.9272180834077 -93.29528909674877 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 270.0 4 Livewombat Huge crowds of Painted Lady butterflies in a municipal pollinator garden. They were nectaring on purple salvia and assorted other flowers. 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...
2019-10-26 17:45:00 45.244791 -81.29235 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 Donald Davis Cabot Head Lighthouse, 806 Cabot Head Rd, Miller Lake, Ontario N0H 1Z0, Canada. Location precision: not recorded. Casual, incidental observation while on a birding trip. Survey period from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. EDT. 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...
2019-06-01 20:04:00 42.071862 -93.624115 Red admiral 1 15 mariposa One Red Admiral perching and flying around the boat launching dock beside Ada Hayden Lake More...
2019-04-11 14:15:00 41.673664747850424 -91.34892991491222 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 20 Cedar County Co... Butterfly was found on the ground in the grass in front of the elementary school unable to move (it was only about 40 degrees F). Wings of this individual were very small and were damaged (tattered). There was damage to thorax and abdomen. More...
2019-04-25 05:00:00 34.172044 -116.54700200000002 West coast lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa Pioneertown Mountains Preserve, SanBernardino County, California, slightly north west of Pioneertown, elevation 4300-5300 feet. [Location estimated within a 2 km radius.] Full sun mid 80s? More...
2019-04-27 16:55:00 40.0131485 -105.29849730000001 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 mariposa Lower Arapahoe, Boulder, Colorado, USA. Location precision: within a 107m radius. Temperature 70 F, calm. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23494929 More...
2019-04-24 22:15:00 42.53917283 -99.66005025999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Nebraska, US. Location (within 28 km) obscured by request of observer. Mostly sunny. Observed by allysond, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23748238 More...
2019-05-10 18:06:00 35.80978942 -115.96261320000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 200 0 mariposa Inyo County, California. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Two hundred or more (200). They were thick as ants in this small valley. Probably the most butterflies I have seen in one small canyon ever! 58 degrees F, calm. Post rain, all night and early am. More...
2019-08-03 05:00:00 36.166238 -75.75597099999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Duck Community Park, Duck, North Carolina. Location precision: estimated within a 300m radius. Observed by Tom Stock, CarolinaLeps Newsgroup: "Biked into Duck from Southern Shores yesterday (August 3) waving to everyone sitting in traffic. More...
2019-09-30 20:42:00 44.91633475379992 -93.31528997757789 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 202.5 6 Livewombat One red admiral stopped on my butterfly feeder for overripe banana 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...
2019-05-17 15:02:00 33.58327222 -116.7787778 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa San Bernardino National Forest, Riverside, California, United States. Location precision: not recorded. 5th instar caterpillar in a web on a plant. Observed by cwbarrows, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25486510 More...
2019-03-18 05:00:00 35.189864 -119.86329699999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 100 0 mariposa Carrizo Plain National Monument, California. Location precision: estimated within a 200m radius. Saw lots yesterday at the Carrizo Plain Natl Monument, where a lot of yellow composites are blooming away (hillside daisy, goldfields, more). Observed by carolyncurtis, Daily Kos. More...
2019-06-23 00:11:00 42.028715 -93.617181 Red admiral 2 9 mariposa Two Red Admirals contesting for a territory near the east end of a house More...
2019-04-15 05:00:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 5 20 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: Not recorded. Walking our weekly survey of the garden. Saw our first Painted Lady of the year. They were feeding on pachysandra Survey from 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT. Temperature, 65 F, moderate winds. More...
2019-04-22 17:15:00 42.02861325339965 -82.91645035206608 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 15 0 Donald Davis Harrow, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 150m radius. Observed by Jeff Larson. More...
2019-05-05 05:00:00 43.6051 -84.29840000000002 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 21 0 DenBrook May 5, 2019 – 21 Red Admirals in Midland County, Michigan (43.6051, - 84.2984). Still waiting for some ladies. More...
2019-05-06 17:35:00 40.11603196 -105.29511809999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 65m radius. Temperature 60 F, cloudy. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24703540 More...
2019-04-29 21:10:00 42.0276709 -93.6295111 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 135.0 12 mariposa Brookside Park, Ames, Iowa. Flew into the woods, then was basking in the sun and landing near nettles. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Mostly sunny, windy. Observed by iowabiologist, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-05-22 18:20:00 42.35248855773976 -85.74275790454573 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 Ilse Gebhard Nectaring on wood hyazinth More...
2019-05-22 16:11:00 43.16174830000001 -70.64825810000002 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 50 0 mariposa York, Maine. Location precision: estimated within a 5 km radius. Observed by Judy Goodell. "I read about your study in Xerces Society Gardening With Butterflies book today. I am forwarding photos taken in my yard on May 22 at 11:11 AM. More...
2019-10-09 15:10:00 44.8621967 -93.61627909999999 Painted lady Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 200 180.0 7 Livewombat The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum was full of Painted Ladies, on dahlias, salvias, Verbena bonariensis, asters, and sunning on pavement. There were a few monarchs, but I didn't see any other Vanessa butterflies with them. 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...
2019-05-28 16:16:00 51.453332 -0.3007159999999658 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 315.0 8 mariposa Terrace Gardens, Richmond, England, United Kingdom. Location precision: estimated within a 120m radius. Nectaring on a flower in the mint family. Partly cloudy, 61 F, relative humidity 61%. Observation and photo by John Pleasants. More...
2019-05-31 18:00:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 8 247.5 0 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Hazy from the smoke from Canada. Otherwise a very nice day. Temperature, 75 F; nearly calm. Survey from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. CDT. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-04-02 19:34:00 34.76995833 -106.76123000000001 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa 1036A Miller Rd, Los Lunas, New Mexico. Location precision: within a 32m radius. Observed by mirandak, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21921358 More...
2019-08-03 05:00:00 41.709034 -75.053469 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Cochecton, New York. Location precision: estimated within a 1.5 km radius. Observed by Ed Wesely. “A single P.L. nectaring on Thistle flowers, 3 miles North of Milanville.” (E-mail communication). More...
2019-04-22 19:46:00 43.641932 -79.468886 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa West side of Grenadier Pond, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: within a 50m radius. Observed by dkaposi, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22909094 More...
2019-05-03 18:01:00 36.058483 -115.55976909999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 7 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 10m radius. Temperature 77 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24474594 More...
2019-09-20 17:00:00 44.92741729999999 -93.29575999999997 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 20 180.0 5 Livewombat About 20 painted lady butterflies on Verbena bonariensis, sedum "Autumn Joy" and purple salvia in a public pollinator garden. Similar numbers of monarch butterflies were also present. More...

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