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 Species Type Number Observed Flight Direction (Degrees) Wind Direction (Degrees)sort descending Wind Speed Observed By Description/Notes
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...
2019-04-22 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...
2019-05-06 20:02:33 36.15844462 -115.4306332 Painted lady 3 mariposa Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Clark County, US-NV, US 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...
2019-02-27 15:30:00 33.467529 -117.66156699999999 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 5 0 mariposa Spotted 5 Painted Lady Butterflies nectaring on CA native Salvia Brandegeei in my back yard - coastal San Clemente, California. I've been seeing a few for a week or so. Location precision: not recorded. Sunny, warm, light wind. 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...
2019-04-02 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...
2019-04-17 18:30:00 42.1275267 -87.82895480000002 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 270.0 0 drsally This butterfly was darting around and, in general, moving toward the west. More...
2019-04-13 05:00:00 43.8156616 -79.07227319999998 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 Donald Davis Alex Robertson Park, Pickering, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 300m radius. Observed by Bob Yukich. More...
2019-04-23 17:37:00 40.13655509 -105.18560539999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 20 0 mariposa Lagerman Reservoir, Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 147m radius. Either they're looping the shoreline or there are a bunch of them. Temperature 70 F, light winds. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. 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...
2019-03-07 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...
2019-03-16 05:00:00 32.222607 -110.97471100000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa I saw one in Tucson, Arizona! Location precision: estimated within a 15 km radius. Observed by ljhnaz, Daily Kos. More...
2019-04-07 16:41:00 36.40631333 -116.29425000000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Pahrump, Nevada. Location precision: within a 3m radius. This Painted Lady's wings were so worn that it couldn,t even fly any more. Observed by coreyjlange, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22218618 More...
2019-04-13 05:00:00 43.6274965 -79.35993200000001 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 15 0 Donald Davis Ward's and Algonquin Islands, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 1 km radius. More...
2019-05-05 22:16:00 44.916166610206375 -93.3153139503923 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 Livewombat Red Admirals were flying around in the late afternoon in our yard. One was sitting on a concrete wall of a raised bed. Another flew into view and the one on the concrete took off in pursuit. They were in a close spiral, flying around the limbs of a large maple tree. More...
2019-04-27 19:32:00 40.01290706 -105.30137639999998 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within an 18m radius. And a garter snake for good measure. Temperature 65 F, light winds. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23497452 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...
2019-05-22 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...
2019-03-13 22:00:00 39.25615553080485 -121.21631613607497 West coast lady First butterfly of the season 2 0 David Adams I saw two Painted Ladies (probably West Coast Ladies) doing their "mating flight dance" this last Wednesday in my back yard here on 5 acres in Penn Valley, California (foothills in western Nevada County northeast of Sacramento). 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...
2019-04-16 18:00:00 41.17973 -95.91815500000001 Painted lady First butterfly of the season, Presence of butterfly in your area 1 9 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. First painted lady of the year at the forest feeding on spring beauty. left camera at home but comfirmed sighting at the gardens the day before. Temperature 71 F. Survey from 11:15 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. CDT. More...
2019-04-13 05:00:00 40.2720146 -80.60951869999997 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 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...
2019-04-17 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...
2019-05-02 14:57:00 36.12721859 -115.474221 Painted lady 1 mariposa Clark County, NV, USA More...
2019-02-07 18:20:00 31.62454563 -101.60561999999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Glasscock County, Texas. Location precision (and coordinates obscured): 29.2 km. Observed by shaunmichael, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20188539 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...
2019-03-25 16:44:00 34.76988833 -106.76126999999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa 1036A Miller Rd, Los Lunas, New Mexico. Location precision: within a 16m radius. Nectaring. Observed by mirandak, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21602717 More...
2019-04-16 16:30:00 42.352328 -85.74260500000003 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 Ilse Gebhard Not in directional flight. Just flying here and there in the yard. Sunny, high 60's 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...
2019-04-16 18:35:00 42.08949 -91.50185099999999 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 Cammie Nectaring on ground cover 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...
2019-04-23 16:45:00 41.17973 -95.91815500000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 6 0 mariposa Fontenelle Forest Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Survey from 11:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Walking our weekly walk through Fontenelle Forest and saw 6 Painted Ladies. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-05-08 18:01:00 43.81464625 -73.12104821000003 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Hollow Rd, Rutland County, Vermont. Location precision: within a 244m radius. Observed by susanelliott, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24799639 More...
2019-05-16 05:00:00 43.996591 -77.71920499999999 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 21 0 Donald Davis Wow! Karen Anderson reported from Presqu'ile Provincial Park on May 16th: "Finally my first Painted Lady of 2019 - May 16 2019 at Presqu'ile Provincial Park. Also saw 21 American Lady Butterflies and 48 Red Admirals." [Location precision: within a 3 km radius] More...
2019-08-26 05:00:00 46.65900971266679 -53.07445764541626 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 Donald Davis Cape Race/Cape Race Lighthouse, Newfoundland. Observation by Jeff Harrison, nf.insects Newsgroup. Location precision: estimated within a 300m radius. "Weather has been very poor of late with low temperatures and an extraordinary amount of fog. More...
2019-03-07 18:53:00 36.43891826 -115.35944030000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Corn Creek, Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 3m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21067082 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...
2019-04-06 17:13:00 35.11183883 -106.47202170000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Cibola National Forest, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Location precision: within a 24m radius. Observed by mirandak, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22106300 More...
2019-04-22 16:00:00 42.4525111 -85.539378 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 butterflyqueen No description. More...
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...
2019-04-25 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...
2019-04-24 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...
2019-05-12 20:32:00 32.66179348 -94.15030086000002 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Fly-N-Fish Lodge Airport, Karnack, Texas 75661, USA. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Observed by cosmiccat, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25041070 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...
2019-10-01 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...
2019-03-11 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...
2019-03-16 05:00:00 33.618883 -117.92984899999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 100 0 mariposa Newport Beach, California. Location precision: estimated within a 2 km radius. They have been passing through south Orange County (CA) in waves since early this week, some looking a bit worse for wear. Shots from Newport Beach area today (3/16). Observed by ARSchmidt, Daily Kos. More...

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