Butterfly Observations

E.g., Monday, October 21, 2019
E.g., Monday, October 21, 2019
E.g., Monday, October 21, 2019
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Date and Time Latitude Longitude Speciessort descending Type Number Observed Flight Direction (Degrees) Wind Direction (Degrees) Wind Speed Observed By Description/Notes
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...
2019-08-19 19:09:00 44.92865295094274 -93.29607009887695 Painted lady Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 20 0 Livewombat Many painted ladies on various plants in a public garden, including Salvia, Zinnia, tithonia, and others. This was in addition to many in other spots around the neighborhood. First Painted lady sighting for the year was just 2 days earlier. 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...
2019-03-01 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...
2019-04-06 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...
2019-03-13 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...
2019-04-26 14:34:00 36.15532113 -115.49413390000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 24m radius. Temperature, 88 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24042282 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...
2019-09-20 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...
2019-04-29 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...
2019-03-16 21:00:00 35.489417 -120.670725 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 0 mariposa We just saw the painted ladies fly over Atascadero, California, today, around 4 pm. Location precision: estimated within a 3 km radius. Observed by Jim Carlisle, Daily Kos. More...
2019-09-18 05:00:00 35.88581257167321 -75.66805582510682 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Roanoke Island, North Carolina. Location precision: estimated within a 100m radius. Observed by Mike Turner, CarolinaLeps Newsgroup. "On Wednesday I stopped at the Outer Banks Visitors Center in Manteo, NC to check the Lantana for butterflies. In about one hour I saw the following. More...
2019-05-02 17:03:00 36.1225513 -115.48474290000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 30m radius. Temperature, 72 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24401055 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...
2019-03-18 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...
2019-09-23 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...
2019-05-03 21:33:19 36.14994767 -115.5710765 Painted lady mariposa Clark County, US-NV, US More...
2019-03-16 17:00:00 35.247532 -120.706009 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 0.0 270.0 10 mariposa Irish Hills Natural Reserve, Los Osos, California. Location precision: not recorded. Lots of them, going straight north. Survey time from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Observed by avtanski, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. 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...
2019-05-06 17:41:00 36.15772952 -115.4262817 Painted lady 3 mariposa Clark County, NV, USA 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...
2019-09-30 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...
2019-05-10 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...
2019-04-16 16:32:00 40.11243121 -105.30235500000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 71m radius. At least two through the valley. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22590887 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...
2019-03-22 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...
2019-10-03 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...
2019-05-10 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...
2019-04-18 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...
2019-03-30 16:22:00 36.2139078 -114.64036190000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 95m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21835706 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...
2019-04-23 15:49:00 40.04038308 -105.19712190000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 10 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 297m radius. Just everywhere. Temperature 65 F, light winds. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22998443 More...
2019-03-08 16:11:00 34.25103405244353 -118.62519763947967 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 50 0 LisaFebre Dozens of Painted Ladies swarming the wildflowers. We have had a lot of rain in the last month, here in the San Fernando Valley, so a lot of blooms and wet conditions. More...
2019-04-25 20:23:00 39.94381194 -105.27615300000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Shadow Canyon, Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 25m radius. And a ton of them in the mahonia patch along the southern road bit of Shadow Canyon. Temperature 65F. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-03-04 17:52:00 35.70750384 -114.71356750000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 75 0 mariposa Near the Colorado River north of Lake Mojave, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 24m radius. Nectaring on Encelia farniosa. 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...
2019-04-27 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...
2019-03-07 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...
2019-03-07 21:56:00 35.99110943 -115.25499639999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Enterprise, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 17m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21067491 More...
2019-03-11 18:00:00 35.47414189 -114.82435709999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Searchlight, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 30m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21152287 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...
2019-03-13 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...
2019-08-15 16:09:00 44.7662 -92.92919999999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 34 0 John Shier Hastings, Dakota County, Minnesota. This recent pic was taken at a unit of Dakota County Parks. We counted 34 of them in an hour that day, which is more-or-less unprecedented for mid-August. The purple prairie coneflowers are the big draw. I expect a vigorous fall migration. More...
2019-04-04 16:19:00 35.0817555 -106.62457999999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Location precision: within a 16m radius. Observed by mirandak, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21986902 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...
2019-08-15 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...
2019-04-24 22:12:00 42.59074138 -99.71970550999998 Painted lady 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/23748147 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...
2019-03-13 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...
2019-09-14 16:56:00 44.9504415 -93.26072499999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 247.5 90.0 3 Livewombat On the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis Minnesota, I saw three painted ladies. One was nectaring on a dandelion. The other two were in flight, but not strongly directional. More...

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