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
2019-03-17 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...
2019-06-23 00:11:00 42.028715 -93.617181 Red admiral 2 9 mariposa Two Red Admirals contesting for a territory near the east end of a house 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...
2019-04-22 17:15:00 42.02861325339965 -82.91645035206608 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 15 0 Donald Davis Harrow, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 150m radius. Observed by Jeff Larson. 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...
2019-04-22 19:46:00 43.641932 -79.468886 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa West side of Grenadier Pond, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: within a 50m radius. Observed by dkaposi, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22909094 More...
2019-05-03 18:01:00 36.058483 -115.55976909999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 7 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 10m radius. Temperature 77 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24474594 More...
2019-02-27 15:30:00 33.467529 -117.66156699999999 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 5 0 mariposa Spotted 5 Painted Lady Butterflies nectaring on CA native Salvia Brandegeei in my back yard - coastal San Clemente, California. I've been seeing a few for a week or so. Location precision: not recorded. Sunny, warm, light wind. More...
2019-10-15 05:00:00 43.59288639739822 -79.51389226796891 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 Donald Davis Colonel Samuel Smith Park, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. Location estimated within a 700m radius. Observed by Andrew Keaveney, Ontario Butterflies Newsgroup. "2 seen on Tuesday the 15th with that warm weather. Perhaps getting late for the species. 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...
2019-04-02 19:34:00 34.76995833 -106.76123000000001 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa 1036A Miller Rd, Los Lunas, New Mexico. Location precision: within a 32m radius. Observed by mirandak, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21921358 More...
2019-08-03 05:00:00 41.709034 -75.053469 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Cochecton, New York. Location precision: estimated within a 1.5 km radius. Observed by Ed Wesely. “A single P.L. nectaring on Thistle flowers, 3 miles North of Milanville.” (E-mail communication). More...
2019-04-17 18:30:00 42.1275267 -87.82895480000002 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 270.0 0 drsally This butterfly was darting around and, in general, moving toward the west. 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...
2019-05-08 18:01:00 43.81464625 -73.12104821000003 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Hollow Rd, Rutland County, Vermont. Location precision: within a 244m radius. Observed by susanelliott, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24799639 More...
2019-05-16 05:00:00 43.996591 -77.71920499999999 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 21 0 Donald Davis Wow! Karen Anderson reported from Presqu'ile Provincial Park on May 16th: "Finally my first Painted Lady of 2019 - May 16 2019 at Presqu'ile Provincial Park. Also saw 21 American Lady Butterflies and 48 Red Admirals." [Location precision: within a 3 km radius] 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...
2019-03-07 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...
2019-03-16 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...
2019-06-05 01:03:00 42.0249746 -93.6476296 Red admiral 112 10 mariposa One of three contesting for a territory in this particular spot. Many more small Red Admirals have arrived in central Iowa during the past week. More...
2019-10-21 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. at THCG.” (E-mail communication). Note: The Tusten Garden — ca. 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...
2019-04-13 05:00:00 43.8156616 -79.07227319999998 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 Donald Davis Alex Robertson Park, Pickering, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 300m radius. Observed by Bob Yukich. More...
2019-05-05 22:16:00 44.916166610206375 -93.3153139503923 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 Livewombat Red Admirals were flying around in the late afternoon in our yard. One was sitting on a concrete wall of a raised bed. Another flew into view and the one on the concrete took off in pursuit. They were in a close spiral, flying around the limbs of a large maple tree. More...
2019-04-27 19:32:00 40.01290706 -105.30137639999998 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within an 18m radius. And a garter snake for good measure. Temperature 65 F, light winds. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23497452 More...
2019-04-26 14:34:00 36.15532113 -115.49413390000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 24m radius. Temperature, 88 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24042282 More...
2019-05-12 20:32:00 32.66179348 -94.15030086000002 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Fly-N-Fish Lodge Airport, Karnack, Texas 75661, USA. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Observed by cosmiccat, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25041070 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...
2019-10-01 18:04:00 42.03113843250022 -93.64722448525009 Red admiral Migrating individual(s) 1 202.5 0 mariposa Genetics Chick Isolation Building, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. One Red Admiral migrating south-southwest from the east end of Chick Isolation toward the roof of the Genetics Laboratory. 72 F, humid, overcast, nearly calm. More...
2019-03-13 22:00:00 39.25615553080485 -121.21631613607497 West coast lady First butterfly of the season 2 0 David Adams I saw two Painted Ladies (probably West Coast Ladies) doing their "mating flight dance" this last Wednesday in my back yard here on 5 acres in Penn Valley, California (foothills in western Nevada County northeast of Sacramento). More...
2019-06-27 17:28:00 45.63666862 9.19772157 Painted lady mariposa No description. More...
2019-04-15 21:48:00 35.8236937 -115.51710639999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 200 0 mariposa Near Goodsprings, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 10m radius. 70 F, light winds. Total seen in afternoon greater than 200. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22536230 More...
2019-04-13 05:00:00 43.6274965 -79.35993200000001 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 15 0 Donald Davis Ward's and Algonquin Islands, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 1 km radius. More...
2019-04-17 14:13:00 33.6654 -116.399855 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Riverside, California, United States. Location precision: not reported. Observed by cwbarrows, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22645136 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...
2019-05-24 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...
2019-02-07 18:20:00 31.62454563 -101.60561999999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Glasscock County, Texas. Location precision (and coordinates obscured): 29.2 km. Observed by shaunmichael, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20188539 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...
2019-03-25 16:44:00 34.76988833 -106.76126999999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa 1036A Miller Rd, Los Lunas, New Mexico. Location precision: within a 16m radius. Nectaring. Observed by mirandak, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21602717 More...
2019-06-29 01:53:00 46.76717396 -96.78202693 Red admiral mariposa No description. More...
2019-04-16 16:30:00 42.352328 -85.74260500000003 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 Ilse Gebhard Not in directional flight. Just flying here and there in the yard. Sunny, high 60's 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...
2019-04-13 05:00:00 40.2720146 -80.60951869999997 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 mariposa Wellsburg, West Virginia. Location precision: estimated within a 3 km radius. Observed by Heather Tokas, Red Admiral and Painted Lady Butterfly Group, Facebook. Woohoo!!! April 13th saw first Red Admiral of the season. SHE was laying eggs on my nettles which were only popped up about 2 inches! More...
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...
2019-05-06 18:00:00 36.15843204 -115.43058189999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 30m radius. Temperature 73 F, wind speed, calm. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24697612 More...
2019-06-18 05:00:00 35.083653 -80.06646 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge, Wadesboro, North Carolina. Location precision: within a 3 km radius. I spent most of the day in the Pee Dee NWR under partly cloudy skies on Tuesday. More...
2019-09-20 05:00:00 33.957764 -77.93044399999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Hermit Trail/Basin Trail, Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, North Carolina. Location precision: estimated within a 600m radius. Observed by John Taggart, CarolinaLeps Newsgroup. " … Painted Lady 1..." More...
2019-03-07 18:53:00 36.43891826 -115.35944030000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Corn Creek, Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 3m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21067082 More...

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