Butterfly Observations

E.g., Friday, October 18, 2019
E.g., Friday, October 18, 2019
E.g., Friday, October 18, 2019
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Date and Time Latitude Longitude Speciessort descending Type Number Observed Flight Direction (Degrees) Wind Direction (Degrees) Wind Speed Observed By Description/Notes
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 17:41:00 36.15772952 -115.4262817 Painted lady 3 mariposa Clark County, NV, USA 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...
2019-09-30 21:30:00 44.91780501899611 -93.32117557525635 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 60 202.5 6 Livewombat At this location on the map there were about 40 painted ladies on zinnias in a large planting along the streets of a corner lot Another 20 or so we're at scattered sites within 6 blocks, mostly on zinnias but also Verbena bonariensis, cosmos, tithonia, and just flying around. 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...
2019-04-16 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...
2019-04-20 17:45:00 43.9661866 -89.54185510000002 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 1 0.0 0 shelley hamel On blooming pussy willow. More...
2019-03-22 14:07:00 36.15864119 -115.4303372 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 7m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21571372 More...
2019-10-03 19:50:00 42.03156680032869 -93.64605022022056 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 315.0 13 mariposa Lot 33 bioswale planting, Iowa State University campus, Ames, Iowa. One fresh Painted Lady nectaring on New England Aster. Mostly cloudy; broken stratocumulus clouds. 57 F, dew point 44 F, relative humidity 62%, winds gusting to 21 mph. 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...
2019-04-18 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...
2019-03-30 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...
2019-10-09 15:10:00 44.8621967 -93.61627909999999 Painted lady Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 200 180.0 7 Livewombat The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum was full of Painted Ladies, on dahlias, salvias, Verbena bonariensis, asters, and sunning on pavement. There were a few monarchs, but I didn't see any other Vanessa butterflies with them. 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...
2019-03-04 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...
2019-05-24 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...
2019-04-25 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...
2019-05-04 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...
2019-05-13 05:00:00 34.74666731993429 -112.13109446944583 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 20 0 mariposa Jerome Grande Shaft, Yavapai County, Arizona. Location precision: estimated within a 200m radius. Observed by Tom Horton, posted to Desert Leps Newsgroup. "I had wanted to make this trip last Monday, but it rained. I drove up yesterday. It was a gorgeous day. More...
2019-03-11 19:21:00 35.48547008 -114.70435370000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 7 0 mariposa Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21152309 More...
2019-04-22 05:00:00 43.433241 -92.00346400000001 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 1 0 MJ Hatfield First Painted Lady of the season. Location precision: within a 600m radius. More...
2019-04-19 15:09:00 36.20184971 -115.99630689999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Pahrump, Nevada. Location precision: within a 30m radius. Temperature, 80 F; calm. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22766592 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...
2019-03-13 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...
2019-08-06 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...
2019-08-15 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...
2019-04-04 16:19:00 35.0817555 -106.62457999999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Location precision: within a 16m radius. Observed by mirandak, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21986902 More...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 34.895796 -117.01728300000002 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 0 mariposa Barstow, California. Location precision: estimated within a radius of 4 km. I’ve seen quite a few of them here in Barstow. That’s in the Mojave. I didn’t know they migrated, very cool. Thanks for the diary. Observed by ontheleftcoast, Daily Kos. 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...
2019-04-24 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...
2019-04-06 14:53:00 36.42958895 -114.51388280000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Valley of Fire State Park, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22121636 More...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 34.150179 -118.354961 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 5000 0.0 0 mariposa I live in a suburb of LA called Toluca Lake, near Universal Studios, and for two full days, MILLIONS of these butterflies have been flying right outside my door! They are all flying in the same direction, due north, and it is a real sight to behold. They are small and fast and determined! 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...
2019-04-25 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...
2019-04-07 16:41:00 36.40631333 -116.29425000000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Pahrump, Nevada. Location precision: within a 3m radius. This Painted Lady's wings were so worn that it couldn,t even fly any more. Observed by coreyjlange, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22218618 More...
2019-03-09 06:00:00 32.774682 -115.50056699999999 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 5000 0 mariposa Near El Centro, 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...
2019-09-18 20:04:00 39.5494703 -84.42777030000002 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 5 315.0 45.0 8 Contechgolf No description. 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...
2019-03-16 05:00:00 32.222607 -110.97471100000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa I saw one in Tucson, Arizona! Location precision: estimated within a 15 km radius. Observed by ljhnaz, Daily Kos. 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...
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...
2019-04-15 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...
2019-03-16 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...
2019-05-03 20:01:07 36.058483 -115.5597691 Painted lady 7 mariposa Clark County, US-NV, US 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...
2019-04-15 20:11:00 35.82066666 -115.51513160000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 10m radius. 70 F, light winds. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22536656 More...
2019-03-30 15:00:00 35.3124062978467 -120.8651830687196 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 100 0 mariposa Los Osos/Morro Bay State Park, California. Location precision: estimated within a 400m radius. The weather on Saturday was warm and clear. The entire habitat is lush and full of wildflowers. This just added to the already innate beauty of Morro Bay. More...

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