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 Observed Flight Direction (Degrees) Wind Direction (Degrees)sort descending Wind Speed Observed By Description/Notes
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...
2019-03-04 17:59:00 35.70755612 -114.71238729999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 20m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21006681 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...
2019-04-05 22:30:00 39.19325268895215 -94.56056170262212 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 4 0 EBrown Kansas City, Missouri. 4 butterflies observed. One would alight on corner of windowsill. Another would flutter against the house and the 1st would go after it and they would rapidly circle each other until the 2nd was driven away. 1st one would return to his perch again. More...
2019-04-02 18:30:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 2 10 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Basking in sun. 2 observed in a survey between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. CDT. Sunny, 49 F. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22059333 More...
2019-04-20 05:00:00 44.689 -93.089 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 John Shier Whitetail Woods Regional Park, Farmington, Minnesota. We saw the first one of the season on April 20. Only one. 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...
2019-05-10 15:17:00 40.04034934 -105.19757800000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 115m radius. Post-spring snow storm. popped up once the clouds broke (for a bit). Partly cloudy, mid-40s, calm. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24914108 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...
2019-03-16 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...
2019-04-09 18:00:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 7 0 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. I walk Lauritzen Garden every week doing butterfly inventory. Survey from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. This week started 50% cloudy cover and ended 100%. Butterflies flying around passing us fairly fast. More...
2019-04-22 18:20:00 42.3524874651549 -85.74276774319208 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 Ilse Gebhard Flying around in the magnolia tree which is just starting to open the blossoms. More...
2019-05-01 05:00:00 42.8847052085674 -79.09574704111947 Red admiral Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 55 0 Donald Davis Friendship Trail, Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada. [Rick Cavasin is an Ontario butterfly expert.] The weather was finally reasonable today and I went for a cycle on the bike path between Port Colborne and Sherkston (southern Niagara region). More...
2019-05-01 18:41:00 40.13320399 -105.18396589999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 10 mariposa Lagerman Reservoir, Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within an 89m radius. Maybe fifteen minutes of sun when most were out, but one or two were flying in the gloom. 45 F, cloudy, ~10mph gusts. More...
2019-04-27 14:39:00 36.39383303 -116.28833099999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nye County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 31m radius. Nectaring on Ash Meadows Sunray. Temperature, 88 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24050386 More...
2019-05-23 05:00:00 48.3857979 -114.06095299999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Hungry Horse, Montana. I can report that the Painted Ladies have reached Hungry Horse, Montana, just outside Glacier National Park. Saw several flitting around the yard yesterday. They were only slightly worn. Likely to be another banner year for them. Observed by frogkcdi, DesertLeps newsgroup. More...
2019-09-02 16:00:00 34.742284 -76.877002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Newport, North Carolina. Location precision: estimated within a 500m radius. "On 9/2[2019] I covered approx. 0.6 mi. on the west end of Newport White Oak Rd./F. R. 154 in Carteret Co., NC with my family in late morning, list is below. More...
2019-03-10 06:00:00 37.8815913 -121.91415280000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 50 0 mariposa We saw many painted lady butterflies while hiking on Mt Diablo on March 10th. (East of San Francisco, Northern California) Observed by Vicki Day. 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...
2019-04-15 19:54:00 35.8230366 -115.5164289 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. 70 F, light winds. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22536321 More...
2019-04-18 05:00:00 42.3117966 -82.8857592 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 Donald Davis Tecumseh, Ontario. Location precision: estimated within a 5 km radius. Observed by Louie Fiorino. Red admirals are popping up all over, definitely 4 that I saw at one time but there must be more. 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...
2019-05-07 17:50:00 34.2737512 -81.58593480000002 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Lynch's Woods Park, Newberry, South Carolina. Observed by Marty Kastner, Carolina Leps. "On Tuesday, Dave and I explored Lynch's Woods Park from 12:50-4:30 under mostly sunny skies with temps in the 70's to low 80's. We also saw an outbreak of Polygonia species. 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...
2019-05-03 20:01:07 36.058483 -115.5597691 Painted lady 7 mariposa Clark County, US-NV, US More...
2019-06-03 18:00:00 35.2226577 -79.40374350000002 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina. Location: estimated within a 300m radius. Observed by Chris Talkington, Carolinaleps Newsgroup. More...
2019-02-26 20:30:00 33.942176878896646 -81.04454333694775 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa [Marty Kastner, CarolinaLeps newsgroup] Today 2/26/19, Dave and I walked part of the Timmerman Trail in Cayce, Lexington County, SC. We were there from 1:30-3:45. The skies were partly cloudy with temps from 65-70 degrees. We had the following: … Lady species – probably American - 1 ... 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...
2019-03-28 13:06:00 36.32534063 -115.26398189999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Floyd Lamb State Park, Las Vegas, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21700617 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...
2019-04-18 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...
2019-05-10 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...
2019-07-24 14:15:00 35.80740609380378 -78.60841468665774 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Raleigh Swamp, Raleigh Boulevard & Crabtree Boulevard, Raleigh, North Carolina. Location precision: within a 250m radius. Survey from 8:45 to 9:45 am. Observed by Harry LeGrand, Carolinaleps Newsgroup: "A failed birding trip this morning turned out to be more of a lep trip. 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...
2019-03-07 19:00:00 36.4388373 -115.35999190000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 25 0 mariposa Corn Creek, Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 6m radius. Nectaring on Cherry blossom. North west of Las Vegas at this location was quite a number of Painted Lady butterflies nectaring and obtaining mineral salts from the damp ground. 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...
2019-04-06 05:00:00 40.611876198880445 -91.92590468282492 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 mariposa Fox River Wildlife Management Area, Mt. Sterling, Van Buren County, Iowa. Location precision: estimated within a 1.3 km radius. Today I saw a RED ADMIRAL and many COMMON GREEN DARNERS at Fox River Wildlife Area in Van Buren County, just north of the Missouri state line. 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...
2019-04-15 15:00:00 41.5539238 -93.9310499 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Dallas County, Iowa. Location precision: estimated within a radius of 150m. Today, or rather this morning 15 April 2019, while walking in our woods about two miles northeast of Van Meter, Iowa, saw several Red Admirals flying about. More...
2019-04-22 05:00:00 43.6757 -84.25310000000002 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 20 0 DenBrook Midland, Michigan. I had about 15 -20 red admirals in about 2 hours in central Michigan (43.6757, -84.2531). The most in a long time. Denny Brooks 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...
2019-04-25 14:25:00 36.16510886 -115.45129480000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Temperature, 82 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23069890 More...
2019-05-14 18:50:00 41.179753 -95.91783299999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 18 0 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. This was our weekly walk counting butterflies. The number of red admirals is not near as many as a couple of weeks ago. 78 F, calm. Survey Type: Survey Route, 11:50 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. CDT. More...
2019-08-20 17:45:00 33.457582211481814 -80.74352502822876 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Orangeburg, South Carolina. Observed by Dennis Forsythe, CarolinaLeps Newsgroup. All, Donna and I spent from 12:45 until 3:30 PM and drove 7 mi at the Orangeburg Super Sod Farm. 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...
2019-04-01 02:07:00 38.43803596757765 -122.5794872803188 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 37 0.0 2 Lisahug actually saw many more painted Ladies. I sat still for exactly 5 minutes (set timer on phone). watched an area about 50 feet wide. individually counted 37 vanessa cardui zipping north during that time frame. Have been seeing these butterflies in the area since March 15. warm 70deg. calm. More...
2019-04-13 15:51:00 36.40156557 -116.2754122 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Nye County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 22m radius. Larva, probably 5th instar. 70 F, light winds. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22446815 More...
2019-04-23 16:00:00 44.9162814 -93.3153838 American lady First butterfly of the season, Presence of butterfly in your area 6 0 Livewombat At least six American Painted Lady butterflies nectaring on Scilla siberica on a sunny day on April 23, all day. One did also try the pussy willows (which were full of red admirals), but they were almost exclusively on the squill. They remained in smaller numbers on April 24. More...
2019-05-06 08:23:00 40.1160822 -105.29370189999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 30 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 68m radius. 60 F, cloudy between thunderstorms around area. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24703541 More...
2019-05-02 16:56:00 36.1238002 -115.4764472 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Temperature, 68 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24397771 More...

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