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 Latitudesort descending Longitude Species Type Number Observed Flight Direction (Degrees) Wind Direction (Degrees) Wind Speed Observed By Description/Notes
2019-08-17 05:00:00 41.672375 -75.06475549999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Near Milanville, Pennsylvania. Location precision: estimated within a 3.5 km radius. Observed by Ed Wesely. “One P.L. in a hay meadow, on the grass.” (E-mail communication). More...
2019-09-28 05:00:00 41.672375 -75.06475549999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Near Milanville, Pennsylvania. Location precision: estimated within a 3.5 km radius. Observed by Ed Wesely. “A ‘Fresh’ P.L. that flew over my windshield.” (E-mail communication). 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...
2019-04-11 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...
2019-04-15 05:00:00 41.6997103 -93.70744359999998 American lady First butterfly of the season, Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Camp Dodge, Johnston, Polk County, Iowa. Location precision: estimated within a 2 km radius. Observed by Harlan Ratcliff, Red Admiral and Painted Lady Butterfly Group: Hi, Royce. I saw an American lady today at Camp Dodge. First butterfly I was able to positively identify this year. 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...
2019-04-13 17:00:00 41.72177340165998 -91.23319889487817 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 4 45.0 315.0 15 Cedar County Co... I found all four butterflies on the trail behind Shelter One at Cedar Valley Park. They simply flew down the trail, which happened to be to the north east. It was partly cloudy that day. Temperature was 51 degrees F, dewpoint was 27 degrees F, with 39 percent humidity, pressure was 29.4 in. More...
2019-05-09 21:07:00 41.7272283 -88.00572979999998 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 2 315.0 14 ldieckman No description. 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...
2019-04-13 20:10:00 41.727568 -88.0059 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 4 90.0 270.0 14 ldieckman About 4 Red Admiral butterflies were observed at the forest preserve. Several were on a dandelion. More...
2019-04-17 18:15:00 41.730849 -88.00599749999998 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 180.0 11 ldieckman Spring flowers are sparse in this area. The Red Admiral observed was remaining close to a small patch of dandilions. More...
2019-04-16 16:37:00 41.7310127 -88.006913 Red admiral Migrating individual(s) 1 0.0 45.0 14 ldieckman Single Red Admiral flying North. Observed for about 2 minutes. 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...
2019-08-06 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...
2019-05-20 18:52:00 41.8826637 -93.71901450000001 American lady Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 3 22.5 45.0 12 mariposa Wetland/prairie area, north side of the Heart of Iowa Trail, west side of X Avenue, Slater, Iowa. Location precision: within a 4m radius. Flying near the ground and then stopped to bask on a clump of dried prairie grass. One flying in a straight line, then basking; other two meandering. 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...
2019-10-20 17:30:00 41.92569088277493 -82.51367553731706 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 3 180.0 0 Donald Davis West Beach, Point Pelee National Park, Wheatley, Ontario. Location precision: estimated within a 600m radius. Observed by Steve Pike, Ontario Butterflies Newsgroup. More...
2019-10-20 17:30:00 41.926311591397635 -82.5140617754152 American lady Migrating individual(s) 38 180.0 0 Donald Davis West Beach, Point Pelee National Park, Wheatley, Ontario. Location precision: estimated within a 600m radius. Observed by Steve Pike, Ontario Butterflies Newsgroup. More...
2019-09-08 05:00:00 41.95107873627999 -82.51345494428841 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 640 0 Donald Davis Point Pelee National Park, Wheatley, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 4.5 km radius. Observed by Steve Pike. More...
2019-09-08 05:00:00 41.96277200000001 -82.51844 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 Donald Davis Point Pelee National Park, Wheatley, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 4.5 km radius. Observed by Steve Pike. 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...
2019-06-27 20:40:00 41.9649433 -93.9054135 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...
2019-04-15 20:30:00 41.98218365424309 -93.89297332334701 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 12 180.0 15 mariposa Lost Lake Trail, Ledges State Park, Boone County, Iowa. At least 12 Red Admirals flying or drinking sap from trees. Observed by Sylvia Carter, Cora Gartin, and Mia Gartin. More...
2019-05-31 21:21:00 42.0124474 -93.74674529999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 270.0 9 mariposa Sorenson Farm, Boone County, Iowa. Location precision: within a 3m radius. Nectaring on white clover near the edge of a planted prairie plot. Partly cloudy, cumulus clouds, 87 F, dew point 56 F, relative humidity 35%, light winds. Survey from 4:14 to 4:26 p.m. CDT. 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...
2019-04-24 00:01:00 42.024394 -93.64270599999998 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 78 135.0 9 mariposa Iowa State University campus, Ames, Iowa. Location precision: within a 4m radius. One occupant occupying a sidewalk territory on the east side of campus. Survey from 4:50 to 7:16 p.m. CDT. 64 F, 70% cirrus and cirrostratus; clouds thicker to the west. More...
2019-06-05 01:03:00 42.0249746 -93.6476296 Red admiral 112 10 mariposa One of three contesting for a territory in this particular spot. Many more small Red Admirals have arrived in central Iowa during the past week. More...
2019-04-23 22:56:00 42.025279 -93.64896099999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 78 90.0 6 mariposa Iowa State University campus, Ames, Iowa. Location precision: within an 8m radius. One of five occupants jointly occupying a territory in a tree. 65 F, dew point 35 F, relative humidity 33%, partly sunny, blue sky with 70% cirrus clouds. Survey from 4:50 to 7:16 p.m. CDT. More...
2019-06-24 00:06:00 42.02593 -93.648708 Painted lady 2 6 mariposa Two Painted Ladies observed during a survey of Red Admiral territories. More...
2019-04-19 17:01:00 42.02630234 -93.66978455000003 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa 3714 Woodland St, Ames, IA 50014, USA. Location precision: not recorded. Observed by ethan_rose, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22730236 More...
2019-09-30 19:57:00 42.02631009425306 -93.61583071669276 Red admiral Migrating individual(s) 1 180.0 180.0 0 mariposa First National Bank, 5th and Burnett, Ames, Iowa. One Red Admiral flying south over the roof of the bank. Very warm and windy. 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...
2019-05-13 23:26:00 42.02687416491353 -93.65959779937862 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 3 157.5 8 mariposa Woods east of Forest Glen Street, Ames, Iowa. Location precision: within a 4m radius. Three butterflies maintaining two territories in a small-stream valley. Mostly sunny, 64 F, dew point 39 F, relative humidity 40%. Survey type: incidental, 18:15 - 18:35 CDT. 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...
2019-04-20 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...
2019-04-16 23:11:00 42.02708032185927 -93.64862054239961 American lady First butterfly of the season 1 225.0 10 mariposa Near south end of the Hub, Iowa State University, Ames. Partly to mostly sunny - 70% cirrus clouds in a blue sky. Observed during a survey of Red Admiral territories on campus. 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...
2019-04-06 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...
2019-04-22 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...
2019-04-22 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...
2019-06-23 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...
2019-06-05 17:16:00 42.029777 -93.646194 Painted lady 3 0 mariposa Nectaring on Ox-eye Daisies growing along the edge of a planted prairie More...
2019-09-30 17:18:00 42.03053052762526 -93.64367000103618 Red admiral Migrating individual(s) 1 180.0 180.0 0 mariposa Iowa State University campus, Ames, Iowa. One Red Admiral flying south from the Horse Barn to the Meat Laboratory, about 2 meters above the street. Very warm and windy. More...
2019-06-25 21:58:00 42.031101 -93.647293 Red admiral 1 8 mariposa Fresh summer-generation butterfly momentarily resting on the wall of a building before flying away to the northeast More...
2019-10-01 18:04:00 42.03113843250022 -93.64722448525009 Red admiral Migrating individual(s) 1 202.5 0 mariposa Genetics Chick Isolation Building, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. One Red Admiral migrating south-southwest from the east end of Chick Isolation toward the roof of the Genetics Laboratory. 72 F, humid, overcast, nearly calm. 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...
2019-10-03 19:50:00 42.03156680032869 -93.64605022022056 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 315.0 13 mariposa Lot 33 bioswale planting, Iowa State University campus, Ames, Iowa. One fresh Painted Lady nectaring on New England Aster. Mostly cloudy; broken stratocumulus clouds. 57 F, dew point 44 F, relative humidity 62%, winds gusting to 21 mph. 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...
2019-04-17 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...
2019-04-20 16:30:00 42.0580218 -87.6905213 American lady First butterfly of the season 2 0.0 14 ryanwc they've remained in the yard all morning, not heading anywhere. More...

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