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 Species Type Number Observed Flight Direction (Degrees) Wind Direction (Degrees) Wind Speedsort descending Observed By Description/Notes
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...
2019-04-17 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...
2019-04-25 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...
2019-05-10 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...
2019-03-12 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...
2019-04-13 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...
2019-04-22 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...
2019-10-20 16:13:00 44.9219616 -93.30616079999999 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 50 157.5 1 Livewombat Two concentrations of Painted Lady butterflies around Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, with at least a couple dozen on a big purple aster near the bandshell and a similar number on Verbena bonariensis and other flowers in the rose garden. More...
2019-05-11 23:16:00 42.183208 -121.73011810000003 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 88 0.0 90.0 1 Naturetreker 88 individuals in 15 minutes. 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...
2019-04-01 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...
2019-04-08 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...
2019-05-02 18:15:00 41.17973 -95.91815500000001 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 6 3 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. On weekly walk saw 6 American Ladies on 3 different trails. Temperature 55 F. Survey from 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-06-03 00:14:00 42.0859688 -93.5971996 Red admiral 1 3 mariposa Small-sized individual maintaining a territory along a trail bordered by trees and shrubs More...
2019-09-14 16:56:00 44.9504415 -93.26072499999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 247.5 90.0 3 Livewombat On the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis Minnesota, I saw three painted ladies. One was nectaring on a dandelion. The other two were in flight, but not strongly directional. More...
2019-04-17 17:45:00 42.0580218 -87.6905213 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 3 135.0 3 ryanwc all 3 were nectaring. One eventually flew away to the SW, but it didn't strike me as directional so much as just leaving for another yard. More...
2019-04-25 20:30:00 42.183208 -121.73011810000003 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 300 315.0 45.0 3 Naturetreker counted 300 individuals in 15 minutes. More...
2019-06-03 00:10:00 42.0865851 -93.597292 Painted lady 1 3 mariposa One occupant maintaining a territory - very fast flying and difficult to approach 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...
2019-05-07 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 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...
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...
2019-04-24 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...
2019-09-23 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...
2019-06-01 18:27:00 40.3062736 -121.23190979999998 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 500 45.0 90.0 5 kmbovee Nectaring on lilacs that have just started to bloom in Chester, California. Migrating painted ladies were observed flying down Main Street in town, and also across a 17 mile stretch of Highway 89 along the western edge of Lake Almanor. 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...
2019-09-16 20:18:00 44.91636166787902 -93.31524106796746 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 157.5 5 Livewombat One very faded American Painted Lady nectaring on tithonia and chasing monarch butterflies off the best flowers. 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...
2019-05-10 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...
2019-09-23 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...
2019-03-16 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...
2019-08-06 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...
2019-09-20 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...
2019-04-22 18:30:00 42.08949 -91.50185099999999 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 6 180.0 6 Cammie Nectaring on dandelion More...
2019-04-07 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...
2019-05-23 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...
2019-05-02 18:15:00 41.17973 -95.91815500000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 6 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. The Painted Ladies were hard to get a picture of but landed long enough to get positive id. Temperature: 55 F. Survey from 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-09-16 22:48:00 44.92780220677869 -93.29551219940186 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 12 157.5 6 Livewombat About a dozen Painted Lady butterflies in excellent condition, bright and fresh looking. They were nectaring on sedum, verbena bonariensis, and other plants in a municipal garden. 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...
2019-09-30 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...
2019-04-23 22:56:00 42.025279 -93.64896099999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 78 90.0 6 mariposa Iowa State University campus, Ames, Iowa. Location precision: within an 8m radius. One of five occupants jointly occupying a territory in a tree. 65 F, dew point 35 F, relative humidity 33%, partly sunny, blue sky with 70% cirrus clouds. Survey from 4:50 to 7:16 p.m. CDT. More...
2019-05-16 16:45:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0.0 6 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. It was flying by but definitely a red admiral. no picture. Survey from 10:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Temperature, 83 F. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-05-23 05:00:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 41 22.5 6 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. It was 86% cloud covered so surprised to see as many red admirals as I did on my weekly walk through the gardens. They were feeding on allium, lilac and catmint. Temperature, 61 F, light winds. Survey from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. More...
2019-05-16 16:45:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0.0 6 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. On my weekly walk saw it on an iris which i have never seen feeding on before. Survey from 10:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. CDT. Temperature, 83 F. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-05-04 19:00:00 41.17973 -95.91815500000001 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 6 6 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. After reading how the red admirals have been moving further North I decided to walk the history trail again and see if the number of red admirals had decreased. On Monday I had seen 29 and Saturday saw 6. 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...
2019-09-22 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...

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