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 ascending Wind Speed Observed By Description/Notes
2019-04-26 21:10:00 42.08983440394542 -91.50175784121313 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0.0 337.5 22 Cammie Sunning out of wind. More...
2019-04-26 21:26:00 42.08949 -91.50185099999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 2 337.5 21 Cammie Sunning on side of house. More...
2019-09-22 15:30:00 44.91344714818965 -93.31657965245711 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 4 337.5 6 Livewombat Painted ladies among monarchs nectaring on tithonia in an elementary school butterfly garden, just as the first north wind in more than two weeks began to blow. More...
2019-09-01 21:08:00 39.5494703 -84.42777030000002 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 3 135.0 315.0 7 Contechgolf No description. 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...
2019-04-13 17:00:00 41.72177340165998 -91.23319889487817 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 4 45.0 315.0 15 Cedar County Co... I found all four butterflies on the trail behind Shelter One at Cedar Valley Park. They simply flew down the trail, which happened to be to the north east. It was partly cloudy that day. Temperature was 51 degrees F, dewpoint was 27 degrees F, with 39 percent humidity, pressure was 29.4 in. More...
2019-05-09 21:07:00 41.7272283 -88.00572979999998 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 2 315.0 14 ldieckman No description. More...
2019-05-10 23:15:00 42.02693564388424 -93.64475946068876 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 46 315.0 5 mariposa Iowa State University campus, Ames, Iowa. Location precision: within a 6m radius. Basking on the ground and occupying a territory. Survey type: survey of territories, 4:28 to 6:50 p.m. CDT. Sunny, 64 F, dew point 35 F, relative humidity 34%. More...
2019-10-06 16:36:00 44.91634742622037 -93.31526590502096 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 292.5 10 Livewombat A red admiral spent a long time on a butterfly feeder at a second floor window, eating an overripe banana. More...
2019-10-06 17:29:00 44.92742240620863 -93.29576969146729 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 30 270.0 9 Livewombat In locations east and west of Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, we saw a total of 30 or more Painted Lady butterflies, mostly on zinnias and Salvia, and some on Verbena bonariensis. More...
2019-09-23 18:00:00 44.916308088506554 -93.31525818979674 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 270.0 4 Livewombat One red admiral that looked good except for missing the back of both front wings. It looked like a chomp from a bird. Amazingly it was flying pretty well. More...
2019-04-16 15:00:00 42.36090422318132 -85.67896439212342 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 2 90.0 270.0 6 butterflyqueen two on rails to trails park More...
2019-09-23 16:34:00 44.9272180834077 -93.29528909674877 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 270.0 4 Livewombat Huge crowds of Painted Lady butterflies in a municipal pollinator garden. They were nectaring on purple salvia and assorted other flowers. 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...
2019-03-12 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...
2019-05-03 21:10:00 33.7657922 -118.04177659999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 270.0 1 Bud Foshee After the recent migration, I have noticed many Painted Ladies in the area. It's as if the migration seeded the area as it passed through. I noticed many stragglers immediately after the migration and now witness daily perching and mating activity. Several individuals daily. More...
2019-04-13 20:10:00 41.727568 -88.0059 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 4 90.0 270.0 14 ldieckman About 4 Red Admiral butterflies were observed at the forest preserve. Several were on a dandelion. 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...
2019-04-22 17:10:00 42.604498 -83.58968700000003 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 247.5 10 mariposamonarca flying at random over an acre More...
2019-04-07 17:10:00 42.06909328862572 -93.62731028065485 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 90.0 225.0 6 wolfoest from lakes trail flew towards the north lake More...
2019-04-08 07:32:00 41.4080327 -92.916405 Red admiral Migrating individual(s) 2 45.0 225.0 3 Stephen R Johnson two individuals nectaring on Siberian squill (Scilla sibirica) 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...
2019-05-07 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...
2019-04-16 23:11:00 42.02708032185927 -93.64862054239961 American lady First butterfly of the season 1 225.0 10 mariposa Near south end of the Hub, Iowa State University, Ames. Partly to mostly sunny - 70% cirrus clouds in a blue sky. Observed during a survey of Red Admiral territories on campus. More...
2019-08-18 17:00:00 44.7822064 -88.60899169999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 50 225.0 15 deverson 12 at our house. 3 at one garden near school. Too any to count at Monarch Waystation on playground of same school. All were nectaring on flowers. We have had painted ladies on our flowers by our house for a week or two. This was my first time down at school for a week. More...
2019-04-08 17:45:00 42.061998749480146 -93.63552039368244 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 225.0 18 wolfoest circling around backyard 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...
2019-09-30 20:42:00 44.91633475379992 -93.31528997757789 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 202.5 6 Livewombat One red admiral stopped on my butterfly feeder for overripe banana More...
2019-05-18 18:00:00 42.02669487088881 -93.66033265604085 Red admiral Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0.0 202.5 14 mariposa Three Red Admirals flying northward during a 30-minute period, three hours ahead of a rainstorm approaching from the south. Cirrostratus clouds, 81 F, dew point 62 F, relative humidity 63%, winds from the south-southwest to southwest (210 degrees azimuth), 14 mph, gusting to 23 mph. 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...
2019-02-17 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...
2019-04-22 18:30:00 42.08949 -91.50185099999999 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 6 180.0 6 Cammie Nectaring on dandelion More...
2019-04-15 20:30:00 41.98218365424309 -93.89297332334701 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 12 180.0 15 mariposa Lost Lake Trail, Ledges State Park, Boone County, Iowa. At least 12 Red Admirals flying or drinking sap from trees. Observed by Sylvia Carter, Cora Gartin, and Mia Gartin. More...
2019-09-20 05:22:00 44.9255441779305 -93.31909724404545 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 10 180.0 6 Livewombat Painted Ladies in a municipal park. They were nectaring in a butterfly garden. More...
2019-04-06 23:03:00 42.02795263218926 -93.64591393316289 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 5 180.0 15 mariposa Iowa State University campus, Ames, Iowa. Location precision: within an 8m radius. First Red Admirals of the season. Two in one territory, three in the second. Weather: 24.4 C (76 F), dew point 10.6 C (51 F), mostly cloudy (80% altocumulus, stratocumulus, cirrostratus clouds). More...
2019-04-20 20:10:00 41.2451916 -96.08179969999998 Red admiral Migrating individual(s) 1 45.0 180.0 7 Am30668 Sitting for several minutes on a violet bloom. Flew to northeast. More...
2019-04-06 20:45:00 42.06621701412259 -93.63096579384114 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 180.0 20 wolfoest circling around the bluff woods area 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...
2019-09-20 17:00:00 44.92741729999999 -93.29575999999997 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 20 180.0 5 Livewombat About 20 painted lady butterflies on Verbena bonariensis, sedum "Autumn Joy" and purple salvia in a public pollinator garden. Similar numbers of monarch butterflies were also present. More...
2019-04-06 23:15:00 42.14632167030697 -93.82483938423172 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 180.0 15 mariposa Boone, Iowa. Location precision: estimated within an 80m radius. Observed by Lloyd Crim. More...
2019-04-20 16:22:00 41.2451916 -96.08179969999998 Red admiral Migrating individual(s) 1 45.0 180.0 10 Am30668 Flying through the yard, lit momentarily on violet bloom. Then, continued over the house in northeast direction. More...
2019-04-20 15:14:00 42.027063 -93.65976 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 12 180.0 12 mariposa 510/520 Forest Glen St., Ames, Iowa. Location precision: within a 6m radius. Red Admirals drinking sap flowing from a small hole in the trunk of a tree. Fair/Sunny, 60 F, dew point 35 F, relative humidity 39%. Survey: Incidental sighting, from 10:05 to 10:20 a.m. CDT. More...
2019-04-24 18:14:00 44.7568 -92.98340000000002 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 1 180.0 4 John Shier Rosemount, Minnesota. I have never seen any butterfly nectaring at bloodroot, so this is a first. I take the butterfly to be a painted lady (you might see if you agree). [Confirmed from attached photo.] Such early butterflies find few food resources. N 44.7568 W -92.9834 John More...
2019-10-08 21:22:00 44.92741729999999 -93.29575999999997 Painted lady Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 60 180.0 9 Livewombat About 60 painted lady butterflies seen (probably lots more that we didn't see) in a municipal garden near Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. They were mostly on Verbena bonariensis and purple salvia. The weather was sunny, around 60 degrees, with a fairly strong wind from the south. 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...
2019-09-30 19:57:00 42.02631009425306 -93.61583071669276 Red admiral Migrating individual(s) 1 180.0 180.0 0 mariposa First National Bank, 5th and Burnett, Ames, Iowa. One Red Admiral flying south over the roof of the bank. Very warm and windy. 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...
2019-04-17 18:15:00 41.730849 -88.00599749999998 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 180.0 11 ldieckman Spring flowers are sparse in this area. The Red Admiral observed was remaining close to a small patch of dandilions. More...
2019-09-30 17:18:00 42.03053052762526 -93.64367000103618 Red admiral Migrating individual(s) 1 180.0 180.0 0 mariposa Iowa State University campus, Ames, Iowa. One Red Admiral flying south from the Horse Barn to the Meat Laboratory, about 2 meters above the street. Very warm and windy. More...
2019-04-16 21:05:00 41.885620440110834 -87.81447244035644 Red admiral First butterfly of the season, Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0.0 180.0 3 Kathleen Garness First butterfly of the season of any species seen in my neighborhood. More...

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