Butterfly Observations

E.g., Friday, October 18, 2019
E.g., Friday, October 18, 2019
E.g., Friday, October 18, 2019
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Date and Time Latitude Longitude Species Type Number Observedsort descending Flight Direction (Degrees) Wind Direction (Degrees) Wind Speed Observed By Description/Notes
2019-04-25 17:00:00 34.172044 -116.54700200000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 100 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...
2019-05-24 16:00:00 39.5296329 -119.8138027 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 315.0 0 mariposa Reno, Nevada. It is the same here in Reno. So many flying by, and it looks like they are heading west or NW. I have seen more than a hundred yesterday [May 11, 2019]. Observed by Joe Eggy, DesertLeps Newsgroup, May 12, 2019. 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 33.130832 -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...
2019-03-30 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...
2019-03-16 05:00:00 34.36928 -118.50104399999998 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 0 mariposa Santa Clarita, California. I took a long drive this morning from the coast (Long Beach) up north to ultimately the high desert and back. 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...
2019-03-30 15:00:00 35.31247009475271 -120.86496444636248 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...
2019-03-13 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...
2019-09-23 20:25:00 44.9179091 -93.32016279999999 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 270.0 5 Livewombat At least 55 Painted Lady butterflies in a large strip of zinnias at 47th and York (position on map), plus five to 20 in every no-account little zinnia garden on a SE to NW diagonal from Lake Harriet to the city limit, bringing the total to 100 or more. More...
2019-03-16 05:00:00 34.291272 -119.29658 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 100 0 mariposa Ventura, California. Location precision: estimated within a 3 km radius. Still here in Ventura. It's great. Observed by AvengingAngel, 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...
2019-05-10 16:42:00 35.81363441 -115.96967619999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 200 0 mariposa Inyo County, California. Location precision: within a 10m radius. 200 plus in this small valley! 58 degrees F, calm. Post rain all night and am. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24896474 More...
2019-05-11 17:00:00 34.173972 -118.89663389999998 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 200 0 mariposa Thousand Oaks, California. "After more than 2 days of overcast here and showers in the mountains and deserts, much warmer (73F) temps today have resulted in probably the largest flyby I have seen all spring here in Thousand Oaks. More...
2019-05-08 15:00:00 38.939926 -119.97718680000003 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 200 45.0 67.5 7 mariposa South Lake Tahoe, California. Location precision: estimated within a 4 km radius. Observed by Ian Watkinson, DesertLeps newsgroup. Even though I’m a moth man, thought I would pass on that painted ladies are in amazing abundance here in South Lake Tahoe where we are taking a few days break. More...
2019-04-15 19:50:00 35.82351508 -115.51687770000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 200 0 mariposa Near Goodsprings, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 10m radius. Number observed: greater than 200. 70 F, light winds. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22536249 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...
2019-05-10 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...
2019-10-09 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...
2019-04-15 21:48:00 35.8236937 -115.51710639999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 200 0 mariposa Near Goodsprings, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 10m radius. 70 F, light winds. Total seen in afternoon greater than 200. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22536230 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...
2019-04-15 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...
2019-05-11 05:00:00 43.994452454914644 -77.69672918433855 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 293 0 Donald Davis Presqu'ile Provincial Park, my favorite park, on north shore of Lake Ontario opposite Rochester, New York. More...
2019-09-27 20:00:00 44.8621967 -93.61627909999999 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 300 0 Livewombat Large numbers of Painted Lady butterflies at multiple sites around the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. They were nectaring on salvia, tithonia, dahlias, zinnias, and others. More...
2019-03-15 17:00:00 34.032958 -118.84655800000002 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 300 0.0 10 mariposa Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Los Angeles County, California. Location precision: within a 440m radius. Hundreds of them, migrating north. Survey from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Observed by avtanski, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-04-25 20:30:00 42.183208 -121.73011810000003 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 300 315.0 45.0 3 Naturetreker counted 300 individuals in 15 minutes. More...
2019-05-07 05:00:00 38.7296252 -120.79854599999999 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 300 45.0 225.0 3 mariposa Placerville, California. Location precision: estimated within a 4 km radius. Observed by Paul Cherubini, DesertLeps Newsgroup. "Ditto in Placerville, California, west and downhill from South Lake Tahoe. 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...
2019-03-13 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...
2019-03-05 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...
2019-06-01 18:27:00 40.3062736 -121.23190979999998 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 500 45.0 90.0 5 kmbovee Nectaring on lilacs that have just started to bloom in Chester, California. Migrating painted ladies were observed flying down Main Street in town, and also across a 17 mile stretch of Highway 89 along the western edge of Lake Almanor. 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...
2019-02-17 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...
2019-03-13 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 34.147785 -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...
2019-03-14 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...
2019-03-12 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...
2019-05-12 16:00:00 37.3614238 -118.3996636 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 1000 90.0 0 mariposa Bishop, California. "In Bishop, California this morning, we are being assaulted by what can only be described as swarms of painted ladies. In over 30 years of living out West, we’ve never seen so many. Immediately in front of us we can see upwards of 100 continuously. 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...
2019-03-13 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...
2019-05-23 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...
2019-03-09 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...
2019-03-13 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...
2019-03-09 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...
2019-03-12 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...
2019-03-09 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...
2019-03-14 17:49:00 33.43806010000001 -117.00878769999997 American lady Migrating individual(s) 20000 0.0 0 ryanch86 No description. More...

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