Butterfly Observations

E.g., Tuesday, November 19, 2019
E.g., Tuesday, November 19, 2019
E.g., Tuesday, November 19, 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
2019-04-16 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...
2019-05-10 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...
2019-03-11 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 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...
2019-08-15 16:19:00 46.099342413367125 -68.7480402760682 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Kimball Pond, Patten, Penobscot County, Maine. Location precision: estimated within an 800m radius. Observed by Judy Goodell. The location in Maine is adjacent to the Northern section of Baxter State Park where our camp is located. 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...
2019-04-22 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...
2019-05-02 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 05:00:00 43.99453383607617 -77.70710159084507 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 31 0 Donald Davis Presqu'ile Provincial Park, my favorite park, on north shore of Lake Ontario opposite Rochester, New York. More...
2019-10-13 05:00:00 43.9491784 -78.29344679999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 Donald Davis FYI: Saw one myself on October 13th in Port Hope, Ontario. [Location estimated within a 4 km radius.] 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...
2019-05-03 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...
2019-10-20 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...
2019-04-01 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...
2019-09-14 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...
2019-04-23 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...
2019-04-08 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...
2019-04-24 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...
2019-09-23 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...
2019-05-10 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...
2019-06-01 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...
2019-05-16 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...

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