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) Wind Speedsort descending Observed By Description/Notes
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...
2019-04-13 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...
2019-02-07 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...
2019-04-06 08:50:00 41.53766080199767 -90.57177766371501 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 180.0 0 Cedar County Co... Red Admiral was fresh looking (non-tattered wings) and was flying about very quickly. Landed on a bush and was able to identify before it flew off. More...
2019-04-13 18:41:00 41.168709 -95.89897200000001 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 2 0 mariposa Vanessa atalanta, Sarpy County, Nebraska, 04/13/2019. Location precision: within a 400m radius. Posing on sunny side of tree. Sunny, low 40s F. Observed by keithroragen, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22421659 More...
2019-04-22 17:00:00 42.67758 -81.22035800000003 American lady Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 60 0.0 0 Donald Davis Union Road, Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 500m radius. [Observed by James Holdsworth, Ontario Butterflies newsgroup]. While doing a field visit to a site in Union, just north of Port Stanley, I noticed good numbers of Red Admiral along the field edges. More...
2019-05-01 05:00:00 42.88695510538177 -79.17502901819762 American lady Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 Donald Davis Friendship Trail, between Port Colborne and Sherkston, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 5 km radius. More...
2019-05-04 16:05:00 40.01544146 -105.31292619999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 50 0 mariposa Boulder Canyon Drive, Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 113m radius. Temperature 65 F, breezy, off and on cloudy. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24545537 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...
2019-05-24 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...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 33.834859 -116.51508000000001 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 0.0 0 mariposa I live in Palm Springs [California]. It is still happening here in a big way. Northward bound. Really a wonderful thing to see. Observed by jamesalance, Daily Kos. Location precision: estimated within a 7 km radius. 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...
2019-06-18 05:00:00 35.083653 -80.06646 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge, Wadesboro, North Carolina. Location precision: within a 3 km radius. I spent most of the day in the Pee Dee NWR under partly cloudy skies on Tuesday. 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...
2019-03-14 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...
2019-04-01 15:15:00 34.76847833 -106.76292999999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa 1036A Miller Rd, Los Lunas, New Mexico. Location precision: within a 12m radius. Observed by mirandak, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21882078 More...
2019-04-08 19:00:00 42.0378703 -82.7396377 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 Donald Davis Kingsville, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 2 km radius. Kingsville is not far from Leamington, Ontario and Point Pelee National Park in extreme southwest Ontario. 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...
2019-05-10 18:00:00 41.17973 -95.91815500000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0.0 0 mariposa Fontanelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Finally a sunny day after 3.5 days of clouds and rain. Moving quickly that I did not get a good picture. Survey route, between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Temperature, 60 F. More...
2019-07-20 05:00:00 35.723683 -78.68998199999999 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa North Carolina State University Agroecology Education Farm, Raleigh, North Carolina. Location precision: estimated within a 200m radius. Observed by Harry LeGrand, Carolinaleps Newsgroup. "I went back to the excellent NCSU Agro-ecology Farm garden this morning. More...
2019-03-07 21:55:00 35.99110943 -115.25495339999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Enterprise, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 19m radius. Nectaring. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21067469 More...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 33.130832 -116.30355800000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 100 0 mariposa Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Location precision: estimated within a 5 km radius. We went through Anza-Borrego on March 13th, and they were noticeable and fairly abundant. Go Painted Ladies. Good luck. Observed by LynnJP, Daily Kos. More...
2019-04-06 16:20:00 38.94803598087799 -95.26400195206611 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa Milkweed garden, Foley Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence. Location estimated within a 25m radius. Observed by Orley "Chip" Taylor, Monarch Watch, "I haven’t been out much and it’s possible that red admirals have been here a few days. More...
2019-04-07 20:30:00 41.153294 -96.03375 Red admiral First butterfly of the season, Migrating individual(s) 1 0.0 0 mariposa Halleck Park, Papillion, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Watching grandson's baseball game and [it] flew by. Incidental sighting, 3:30 p.m. CDT. Temperature, 65 F. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-04-15 19:39:00 35.82430017 -115.51736490000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 200 0 mariposa Near Goodsprings, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. 70 F, light winds. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-04-21 13:18:00 44.9162814 -93.3153838 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 Livewombat One red admiral on overripe banana on a butterfly feeder located at second-story window level. I searched for more, especially on the pussy willows where they usually make their first appearance in April, but I couldn't find any others. (I promptly put out more feeders.) 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...

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