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)sort descending Wind Speed Observed By Description/Notes
2019-03-22 13:32:00 36.15849606 -115.42727939999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 29m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21570913 More...
2019-06-27 20:40:00 41.9649433 -93.9054135 Red admiral 8 14 mariposa Roadkill along an open area of County Road E57 in the Des Moines River floodplain. I also saw 1 other dead and six live Red Admirals during the survey. More...
2019-04-17 22:33:00 35.70729874 -114.71492119999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 8 0 mariposa Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Temperature 77 F, calm. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22639594 More...
2019-04-22 18:15:00 42.24068692856951 -83.04236603987124 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 8 0 Donald Davis Brunet Park, LaSalle, Ontario, Canada: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (GPS 42.256890 - 83.04825). Location precision: estimated within a 100m radius. Observed by Jeff Larson. More...
2019-05-15 12:10:00 44.91519682429559 -93.32458584797041 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 Livewombat American Lady butterfly nectaring on dandelions next to the tennis courts in Pershing Park. More...
2019-05-02 16:26:00 36.123485 -115.48436140000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 10m radius. Temperature, 72 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24400133 More...
2019-05-23 05:00:00 48.3857979 -114.06095299999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Hungry Horse, Montana. I can report that the Painted Ladies have reached Hungry Horse, Montana, just outside Glacier National Park. Saw several flitting around the yard yesterday. They were only slightly worn. Likely to be another banner year for them. Observed by frogkcdi, DesertLeps newsgroup. More...
2019-09-02 16:00:00 34.742284 -76.877002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Newport, North Carolina. Location precision: estimated within a 500m radius. "On 9/2[2019] I covered approx. 0.6 mi. on the west end of Newport White Oak Rd./F. R. 154 in Carteret Co., NC with my family in late morning, list is below. More...
2019-02-01 19:28:00 36.15870399 -115.43067510000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 6m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20042233 More...
2019-03-13 17:00:00 34.180839 -118.308966 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 0 mariposa Burbank, California. Location precision: estimated within a 7 km radius. Thank you. I live in LA and work in Burbank. On my lunch walks yesterday and today I have been walking through this endless stream of butterflies. More...
2019-09-08 05:00:00 41.96277200000001 -82.51844 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 Donald Davis Point Pelee National Park, Wheatley, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 4.5 km radius. Observed by Steve Pike. More...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 34.118843 -118.30046900000002 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 1000 270.0 0 mariposa Los Angeles, California. It’s still happening in LA! To see them heading West over the front lawn at Griffith Observatory is simply miraculous! Observed by pyramus, Daily Kos. Location precision: within a 50m radius. More...
2019-04-05 22:30:00 39.19325268895215 -94.56056170262212 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 4 0 EBrown Kansas City, Missouri. 4 butterflies observed. One would alight on corner of windowsill. Another would flutter against the house and the 1st would go after it and they would rapidly circle each other until the 2nd was driven away. 1st one would return to his perch again. 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...
2019-04-02 18:30:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 2 10 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Basking in sun. 2 observed in a survey between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. CDT. Sunny, 49 F. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22059333 More...
2019-04-20 05:00:00 44.689 -93.089 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 John Shier Whitetail Woods Regional Park, Farmington, Minnesota. We saw the first one of the season on April 20. Only one. More...
2019-04-16 16:32:00 40.11243121 -105.30235500000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 71m radius. At least two through the valley. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22590887 More...
2019-04-22 23:00:00 43.64149393 -79.47040322999999 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Rennie Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: within a 25m radius. Basking in late day sun on a west facing slope. Full sun, temperature 15 C. Observed by dkaposi, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22911305 More...
2019-05-04 05:00:00 45.05248361 -79.33624829999997 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 mariposa Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: within a 154m radius. Partly sunny, calm. Observed by barbara_taylor, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24529699 More...
2019-06-03 18:00:00 35.2226577 -79.40374350000002 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina. Location: estimated within a 300m radius. Observed by Chris Talkington, Carolinaleps Newsgroup. 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...
2019-05-17 17:51:00 39.50052385 -119.85953369999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa 1010 Caughlin Crossing, Reno, Nevada. Location precision: within a 19m radius. Observed by justbarrett, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25277286 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...
2019-06-06 12:57:06 38.7097814 13.1921161 Painted lady 2 mariposa No description. More...
2019-10-26 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 good condition’ at THCG; it also rested on a wood chip.” (E-mail communication). Note: The Tusten Garden — ca. More...
2019-04-09 18:00:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 7 0 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. I walk Lauritzen Garden every week doing butterfly inventory. Survey from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. This week started 50% cloudy cover and ended 100%. Butterflies flying around passing us fairly fast. More...
2019-04-22 18:20:00 42.3524874651549 -85.74276774319208 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 Ilse Gebhard Flying around in the magnolia tree which is just starting to open the blossoms. More...
2019-04-25 17:21:00 39.95347219 -105.24258099999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 20 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 344m radius. Temperature 75 F, light winds. So many in the dandelions along the flats there. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23086536 More...
2019-05-10 16:42:00 35.81363441 -115.96967619999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 200 0 mariposa Inyo County, California. Location precision: within a 10m radius. 200 plus in this small valley! 58 degrees F, calm. Post rain all night and am. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24896474 More...
2019-07-24 14:15:00 35.80740609380378 -78.60841468665774 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Raleigh Swamp, Raleigh Boulevard & Crabtree Boulevard, Raleigh, North Carolina. Location precision: within a 250m radius. Survey from 8:45 to 9:45 am. Observed by Harry LeGrand, Carolinaleps Newsgroup: "A failed birding trip this morning turned out to be more of a lep trip. 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...
2019-03-09 18:41:00 34.00875816 -118.33464179999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Los Angeles County, California. Location precision: within 28.87 km (obscured). Observed by bbunny, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21086689 More...
2019-04-20 16:30:00 42.0580218 -87.6905213 American lady First butterfly of the season 2 0.0 14 ryanwc they've remained in the yard all morning, not heading anywhere. 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...
2019-05-10 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...
2019-09-28 20:45:00 44.91780501899611 -93.32117557525635 Painted lady Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 40 180.0 0.0 12 Livewombat This is a combination of observations. I spent most of the morning about three miles to the northeast of the indicated area and saw individual painted ladies in flight. For the first time in many days, the flag near that site was showing a strong wind toward the south. More...
2019-05-13 21:39:00 41.7310127 -88.006913 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0.0 9 ldieckman No description. 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...
2019-05-10 18:00:00 41.17973 -95.91815500000001 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 32 0.0 0 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Did my weekly walk. First sunny day all week. Survey route, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Temperature 60 F. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24908965 More...
2019-05-30 05:00:00 41.179753 -95.91783299999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 22.5 10 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Finally had some sunshine if only for a short time. On Wednesday had over 2 inches of rain. Temperature, 70 F, light winds. Survey from 12:00 to 3:30 p.m. CDT. 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...
2019-03-14 05:00:00 34.317099 -118.77049599999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0.0 22.5 0 mariposa Eastern Ventura County, California. Location precision: estimated within a 15 km radius. Yes, mainly north to a bit westerly. Have only seen a few today, but haven’t been outside much. The wind has been strong out of the NNE. Observed by hopeful4life, Daily Kos. More...
2019-04-20 17:50:00 41.727568 -88.0059 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 5 22.5 19 ldieckman Red Admirals were mainly flying close to the ground and landing on leaf litter at the forest preserve. 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...
2019-05-30 05:00:00 41.179753 -95.91783299999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 35 22.5 10 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Finally got sunny so could go out for a bit after 4 days of clouds and rain. about 3 hours in started to rain. Most of the red admirals were in very poor condition. We also saw a number of caterpillars. More...
2019-05-30 05:00:00 41.179753 -95.91783299999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 37 22.5 10 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. After 4 days of rain finally the sun came out for a short time. The red admirals were very tattered and in poor condition for the most part. Temperature, 70 F; light winds. Survey from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. CDT. More...
2019-05-30 05:00:00 41.179753 -95.91783299999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 22.5 10 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. after 4 days of rain and cloud finally got a chance to get out for a couple of hours before it started raining again. Temperature, 73 F, light winds. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-04-16 15:35:00 42.066246329335364 -93.63375727160633 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 45.0 13 wolfoest on a willow More...
2019-04-16 16:37:00 41.7310127 -88.006913 Red admiral Migrating individual(s) 1 0.0 45.0 14 ldieckman Single Red Admiral flying North. Observed for about 2 minutes. More...
2019-05-20 18:52:00 41.8826637 -93.71901450000001 American lady Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 3 22.5 45.0 12 mariposa Wetland/prairie area, north side of the Heart of Iowa Trail, west side of X Avenue, Slater, Iowa. Location precision: within a 4m radius. Flying near the ground and then stopped to bask on a clump of dried prairie grass. One flying in a straight line, then basking; other two meandering. More...

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