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 Speciessort descending Type Number Observed Flight Direction (Degrees) Wind Direction (Degrees) Wind Speed Observed By Description/Notes
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...
2019-09-20 05:00:00 33.957764 -77.93044399999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Hermit Trail/Basin Trail, Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, North Carolina. Location precision: estimated within a 600m radius. Observed by John Taggart, CarolinaLeps Newsgroup. " … Painted Lady 1..." 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...
2019-04-17 22:31:00 35.70740934 -114.71452850000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 8 0 mariposa Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 50m radius. Temperature, 77 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22639524 More...
2019-03-16 16:57:00 35.22616307 -114.66905350000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 5 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 15m radius. Nectaring on Chia. Light wind. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21335441 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...
2019-05-06 18:00:00 36.15843204 -115.43058189999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 30m radius. Temperature 73 F, wind speed, calm. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24697612 More...
2019-04-09 20:08:00 40.04449724 -105.1840555 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 90.0 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 139m radius. Thought i'd seen some careening east with the winds. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22267000 More...
2019-03-18 05:00:00 37.035398 -121.987122 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 4 0 mariposa Santa Cruz, California. Location precision: within a 6.67 km radius. I saw four Lady Butterflies on my Dark Star Ceanothus today. I used my laminated Butterfly guide, and decided that I thought they were Painted Ladies, but I'm not sure. Warm, sunny. 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...
2019-09-28 15:34:00 39.5038205 -84.39392240000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 14 180.0 225.0 8 Contechgolf Have observed 3-4 Painted Ladies at a time every day, the entire month of September with exception to Tuesday 9/24 (temp dropped: low was upper 50s/low 60s ;winds 10mph, gusts up to 20mph). 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...
2019-04-17 22:57:00 40.08959525 -105.16825289999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa Niwot, Colorado 80503, USA. Location precision: within a 43m radius. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22642182 More...
2019-03-25 15:37:00 36.09474698 -114.9523087 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Clark County Wetlands Park, Las Vegas, Nevada. Location precision: within an 11m radius. Nectaring. Weather warm and clear. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21618323 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...
2019-06-29 09:55:00 45.70454985 9.383975333 Painted lady mariposa No description. 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...
2019-03-12 05:00:00 34.1705609 -118.83759370000001 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 337.5 0 mariposa Here in Thousand Oaks (Ventura Co.), California (elev. ~800'), Location precision: estimated within a 5 km radius. 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...
2019-10-03 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...
2019-04-25 17:21:00 39.95347219 -105.24258099999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 20 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 344m radius. Temperature 75 F, light winds. So many in the dandelions along the flats there. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23086536 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...
2019-10-09 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...
2019-04-27 17:17:00 40.01397115 -105.30971779999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 15 0 mariposa Boulder Canyon Trail, Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 225m radius. Temperature 70 F, light winds. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23494946 More...
2019-03-04 18:31:00 35.70738188 -114.7076022 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Colorado River north of Lake Mohave, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within an 11m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21007128 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...
2019-10-18 22:00:00 44.92719072662773 -93.29612910747528 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 4 157.5 8 Livewombat Four painted ladies on Verbena bonariensis in the municipal rose garden. More...
2019-04-28 16:06:00 40.09264135 -105.28747440000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 15 0 mariposa Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 184m radius. Temperature 70 F, gusting winds. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23763616 More...
2019-03-07 19:57:00 35.99110075 -115.2549856 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Enterprise, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 16m radius. Nectaring on Cherry blossom. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21067447 More...
2019-09-13 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. “a faded P.L. in THCG.” (E-mail communication). 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...
2019-05-24 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...
2019-03-05 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...
2019-03-09 18:41:00 34.00875816 -118.33464179999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Los Angeles County, California. Location precision: within 28.87 km (obscured). Observed by bbunny, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21086689 More...
2019-09-29 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 at THCG: one in a.m.; two in p.m..” (E-mail communication). Note: The Tusten Garden — ca. More...
2019-04-17 14:13:00 33.6654 -116.399855 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Riverside, California, United States. Location precision: not reported. Observed by cwbarrows, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22645136 More...
2019-03-12 21:47:00 35.91883861 -116.68320440000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 10 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/21190637 More...
2019-10-26 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. “a P.L. in good condition’ at THCG; it also rested on a wood chip.” (E-mail communication). Note: The Tusten Garden — ca. More...
2019-10-28 05:00:00 43.99702996119756 -77.72419159025071 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 Donald Davis Presqu'ile Provincial Park, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 3 km radius. Two monarchs, 5 red admirals, 4 painted ladies by Karen Anderson today at Presqu'ile Provincial Park. More...
2019-05-17 17:51:00 39.50052385 -119.85953369999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa 1010 Caughlin Crossing, Reno, Nevada. Location precision: within a 19m radius. Observed by justbarrett, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25277286 More...
2019-04-22 05:00:00 43.433241 -92.00346400000001 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 1 0 MJ Hatfield First Painted Lady of the season. Location precision: within a 600m radius. 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...
2019-04-23 19:00:00 42.168063 -93.03319499999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 157.5 8 mariposa Grammer Grove County Wildlife Area, Marshall County, Iowa. Location precision: within a 1m radius. One individual seen in open area with turf grass and a few trees. This individual was very yellow-tan in color, compared to the more saturated colors of others. 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...
2019-05-23 05:00:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 12 22.5 6 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. There was 86% cloud cover yet I saw a fair number of painted ladies. They were feeding on lilac and allium. Temperature, 61 F, light winds. Survey from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. CDT. 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...
2019-04-24 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...
2019-04-23 16:30:00 42.2016060675054 -122.69809627504952 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 68 0.0 180.0 3 AdmiralsandLadies I sat here for 2 hours and saw 68 painted ladies fly by, with about 6 out of 7 going north. I was in a 30 m diameter patch of flowering dandelions, and about 1 out of 8 stopped briefly at dandelions, before moving on. 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...

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