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
2019-05-06 17:39:00 36.15727474 -115.4259223 Painted lady 2 mariposa Clark County, NV, USA 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...
2019-03-16 17:20:00 35.22685982 -114.66830249999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 10m radius. Light wind. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21335492 More...
2019-05-09 14:17:00 36.06214175 -115.44213200000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa Clark County, California. Location precision: within a 5m radius. 68 degrees, calm, light rain this am. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24844938 More...
2019-04-16 15:37:00 40.11496529 -105.28952090000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 148m radius. A couple on the lower slopes. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22590516 More...
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...
2019-05-10 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...
2019-04-18 17:53:00 40.1330833 -105.18401470000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Lagerman Reservoir, Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 157m radius. Temperature, 65 F, light winds. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-03-28 13:06:00 36.32534063 -115.26398189999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Floyd Lamb State Park, Las Vegas, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21700617 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...
2019-10-08 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...
2019-04-23 17:37:00 40.13655509 -105.18560539999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 20 0 mariposa Lagerman Reservoir, Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 147m radius. Either they're looping the shoreline or there are a bunch of them. Temperature 70 F, light winds. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-04-17 05:00:00 34.1705609 -118.83759370000001 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 20 337.5 0 mariposa I was outside today on a nice clear warm day after a cool overcast day yesterday here in Thousand Oaks, CA, and I was surprised to still see a small number of Painted Ladies frantically flying by towards the north-northwest. More...
2019-04-02 19:38:00 34.77048 -106.7613533 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa 1036A Miller Rd, Los Lunas, New Mexico. Location precision: within a 6m radius. Observed by mirandak, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21921408 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...
2019-03-04 17:52:00 35.70750384 -114.71356750000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 75 0 mariposa Near the Colorado River north of Lake Mojave, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 24m radius. Nectaring on Encelia farniosa. 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...
2019-04-27 19:06:00 40.01542429 -105.31194900000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Boulder Canyon Trail, Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 202m radius. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23496374 More...
2019-03-07 18:58:00 36.43883298 -115.36004560000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Corn Creek, Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21067146 More...
2019-03-07 21:56:00 35.99110943 -115.25499639999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Enterprise, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 17m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21067491 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...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 33.119207 -117.08642099999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 100 0 mariposa We are still seeing them here in Escondido, California quite a bit. Observed by Mimikins, Daily Kos. Location precision: estimated within a 5 km radius. 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...
2019-03-14 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...
2019-04-24 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...
2019-04-06 17:13:00 35.11183883 -106.47202170000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Cibola National Forest, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Location precision: within a 24m radius. Observed by mirandak, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22106300 More...
2019-03-12 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...
2019-09-02 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...
2019-04-25 17:13:00 42.47216022 -99.62909983999998 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 8 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/23744156 More...
2019-05-01 16:00:00 34.174072 -118.89699719999999 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 25 315.0 0 mariposa Weather today is clear and sunny, and the Ladies have resumed their desperate flight to the NW. Fairly common today. Got to practice my net swing for the upcoming collecting season. Although I am usually not too good with mid-air swings, I got plenty of opportunities. More...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 34.147785 -118.14451600000001 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 1000 270.0 0 mariposa Pasadena, California. They’ve been passing through the Pasadena foothills for a week, at least. Here it seems the migration is westward bound. It is uncanny, I don’t recall ever seeing anything like it. Observed by 714day, Daily Kos. Location precision: estimated within a 12 km radius. More...
2019-09-01 21:08:00 39.5494703 -84.42777030000002 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 3 135.0 315.0 7 Contechgolf No description. More...
2019-04-27 14:39:00 36.39383303 -116.28833099999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nye County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 31m radius. Nectaring on Ash Meadows Sunray. Temperature, 88 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24050386 More...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 33.130832 -116.30355800000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 100 0 mariposa Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Location precision: estimated within a 5 km radius. We went through Anza-Borrego on March 13th, and they were noticeable and fairly abundant. Go Painted Ladies. Good luck. Observed by LynnJP, Daily Kos. 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...
2019-05-02 16:56:00 36.1238002 -115.4764472 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, 68 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24397771 More...
2019-03-16 05:00:00 34.36928 -118.50104399999998 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 0 mariposa Santa Clarita, California. I took a long drive this morning from the coast (Long Beach) up north to ultimately the high desert and back. 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...
2019-05-02 17:28:00 36.1229778 -115.4841096 Painted lady 3 mariposa Clark County, NV, USA More...
2019-05-08 15:00:00 38.939926 -119.97718680000003 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 200 45.0 67.5 7 mariposa South Lake Tahoe, California. Location precision: estimated within a 4 km radius. Observed by Ian Watkinson, DesertLeps newsgroup. Even though I’m a moth man, thought I would pass on that painted ladies are in amazing abundance here in South Lake Tahoe where we are taking a few days break. More...
2019-04-15 19:54:00 35.8230366 -115.5164289 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. 70 F, light winds. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22536321 More...
2019-03-30 15:00:00 35.31247009475271 -120.86496444636248 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...
2019-08-26 05:00:00 46.65900971266679 -53.07445764541626 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 Donald Davis Cape Race/Cape Race Lighthouse, Newfoundland. Observation by Jeff Harrison, nf.insects Newsgroup. Location precision: estimated within a 300m radius. "Weather has been very poor of late with low temperatures and an extraordinary amount of fog. More...
2019-05-06 20:02:33 36.15844462 -115.4306332 Painted lady 3 mariposa Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Clark County, US-NV, US More...
2019-04-17 22:31:00 35.70740934 -114.71452850000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 8 0 mariposa Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 50m radius. Temperature, 77 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22639524 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...
2019-09-28 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...
2019-04-09 20:08:00 40.04449724 -105.1840555 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 90.0 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 139m radius. Thought i'd seen some careening east with the winds. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22267000 More...
2019-03-18 05:00:00 37.035398 -121.987122 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 4 0 mariposa Santa Cruz, California. Location precision: within a 6.67 km radius. I saw four Lady Butterflies on my Dark Star Ceanothus today. I used my laminated Butterfly guide, and decided that I thought they were Painted Ladies, but I'm not sure. Warm, sunny. 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...

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