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 Speciessort ascending Type Number Observed Flight Direction (Degrees) Wind Direction (Degrees) Wind Speed Observed By Description/Notes
2019-03-13 05:00:00 33.949848 -118.38449700000001 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 200 0 mariposa Near Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California. I live near LAX and they're everywhere. Had a nice break on the patio, watching them flutter by in the scores. Observed by hissing kitty, Daily Kos. Location precision: estimated within an 8 km radius. More...
2019-04-23 19:00:00 42.168063 -93.03319499999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 157.5 8 mariposa Grammer Grove County Wildlife Area, Marshall County, Iowa. Location precision: within a 1m radius. One individual seen in open area with turf grass and a few trees. This individual was very yellow-tan in color, compared to the more saturated colors of others. 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...
2019-05-23 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...
2019-08-06 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...
2019-04-24 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...
2019-04-23 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...
2019-03-14 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...
2019-08-19 19:09:00 44.92865295094274 -93.29607009887695 Painted lady Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 20 0 Livewombat Many painted ladies on various plants in a public garden, including Salvia, Zinnia, tithonia, and others. This was in addition to many in other spots around the neighborhood. First Painted lady sighting for the year was just 2 days earlier. 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...
2019-04-06 15:09:00 36.14012969 -115.1239339 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa 2734 El Toreador St, Las Vegas, Nevada. Location precision: within a 180m radius. Observed by m1272552, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22149708 More...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 34.170561 -118.83759399999997 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 400 315.0 0 mariposa Thousand Oaks, California. Thank you! This is so timely. There were hundreds of them today around Thousand Oaks. I didn’t notice them on an afternoon hike. I noticed them as I drove home. They seemed to be heading northwest. Observed by CalBearMom, Daily Kos. More...
2019-05-31 21:21:00 42.0124474 -93.74674529999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 270.0 9 mariposa Sorenson Farm, Boone County, Iowa. Location precision: within a 3m radius. Nectaring on white clover near the edge of a planted prairie plot. Partly cloudy, cumulus clouds, 87 F, dew point 56 F, relative humidity 35%, light winds. Survey from 4:14 to 4:26 p.m. CDT. More...
2019-04-27 18:10:00 36.4451622 -116.3499215 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nye County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Temperature, 95 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23522711 More...
2019-03-09 06:00:00 33.721326 -116.20691699999998 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 5000 0 mariposa Indio, California. 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...
2019-05-31 18:00:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 247.5 0 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. It was hazy due to the smoke from Canada. Weekly walk. Temperature, 75 F; winds, near-calm. Survey from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. CDT. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. 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...
2019-03-16 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...
2019-09-20 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...
2019-04-15 19:50:00 35.82351508 -115.51687770000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 200 0 mariposa Near Goodsprings, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 10m radius. Number observed: greater than 200. 70 F, light winds. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22536249 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...
2019-06-03 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...
2019-09-18 05:00:00 35.88581257167321 -75.66805582510682 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Roanoke Island, North Carolina. Location precision: estimated within a 100m radius. Observed by Mike Turner, CarolinaLeps Newsgroup. "On Wednesday I stopped at the Outer Banks Visitors Center in Manteo, NC to check the Lantana for butterflies. In about one hour I saw the following. More...
2019-05-02 15:28:00 36.1229778 -115.48410960000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 12m radius. Temperature 62 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24455236 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...
2019-04-15 05:00:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 5 20 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: Not recorded. Walking our weekly survey of the garden. Saw our first Painted Lady of the year. They were feeding on pachysandra Survey from 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT. Temperature, 65 F, moderate winds. More...
2019-03-15 17:00:00 34.032958 -118.84655800000002 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 300 0.0 10 mariposa Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Los Angeles County, California. Location precision: within a 440m radius. Hundreds of them, migrating north. Survey from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Observed by avtanski, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-06-06 12:57:06 38.7097814 13.1921161 Painted lady 2 mariposa No description. 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...
2019-04-16 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...
2019-03-17 22:20:00 37.025119 -121.56375700000001 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 50 22.5 0 mariposa Gilroy, California. Location precision: uncertain. Migrating painted ladies. 50 migrating north-northeast between 17:20 and 17:40 PDT. Clear, warm, light wind. Observed by avtanski, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21343197 More...
2019-06-19 09:37:00 46.18315929 20.40095143 Painted lady mariposa No description. 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...
2019-05-06 15:41:00 36.15772952 -115.4262817 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 13m radius. Temperature 73 F, wind speed, calm. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24751282 More...
2019-04-17 22:02:00 40.08254886 -105.1783211 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Gunbarrel, Colorado. Location precision: within a 42m radius. Maybe four up to Niwot. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22642041 More...
2019-03-30 16:22:00 36.2139078 -114.64036190000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 95m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21835706 More...
2019-06-30 16:54:00 45.63672871 9.197730672 Painted lady mariposa No description. 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...
2019-04-23 15:49:00 40.04038308 -105.19712190000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 10 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 297m radius. Just everywhere. Temperature 65 F, light winds. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22998443 More...
2019-03-08 16:11:00 34.25103405244353 -118.62519763947967 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 50 0 LisaFebre Dozens of Painted Ladies swarming the wildflowers. We have had a lot of rain in the last month, here in the San Fernando Valley, so a lot of blooms and wet conditions. 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...
2019-03-04 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...
2019-04-25 01:00:00 42.21050183569384 -121.70575147966184 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 83 0.0 0 RonLarson On 4-24-19, my wife and I counted 83 painted ladies flying past us flying in a NW to NE direction over a 45 minute period. Most of them were single butterflies, but about 20% were pairs flying within 1 foot of each other. Most were flying at 4-5 feet in elevation. 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...
2019-09-28 05:00:00 41.672375 -75.06475549999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Near Milanville, Pennsylvania. Location precision: estimated within a 3.5 km radius. Observed by Ed Wesely. “A ‘Fresh’ P.L. that flew over my windshield.” (E-mail communication). More...
2019-10-15 18:35:00 45.55790112586828 -73.56344770793783 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 20 0 Donald Davis Jardin Botanique, Montréal, Québec H1X 2B6, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 25m radius. Reported by Maxim Larrivée. More...
2019-05-12 16:00:00 37.3614238 -118.3996636 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 1000 90.0 0 mariposa Bishop, California. "In Bishop, California this morning, we are being assaulted by what can only be described as swarms of painted ladies. In over 30 years of living out West, we’ve never seen so many. Immediately in front of us we can see upwards of 100 continuously. 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...
2019-03-08 22:18:00 35.96506333 -114.71501999999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Mohave County, Arizona. Location precision: within a 6m radius. Observed by coreyjlange, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21068947 More...
2019-09-27 05:00:00 41.60873369999999 -75.0588391 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Tusten Heritage Community Garden, Narrowsburg, New York. Location precision: estimated within a 40m radius. Observed by Ed Wesely. “a P.L. in THCG.” (E-mail communication). Note: The Tusten Garden — ca. More...

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