Butterfly Observations

E.g., Monday, October 21, 2019
E.g., Monday, October 21, 2019
E.g., Monday, October 21, 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
2019-03-13 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...
2019-03-28 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...
2019-04-17 18:28:00 42.47880486252633 -122.91496412720812 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 1 0 AdmiralsandLadies it wasnt really flying any particluar direction. went east then came back and settled in some grass, without even nectaring, then took off again, 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...
2019-05-10 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...
2019-03-07 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...
2019-03-09 06:00:00 33.380533 -115.78758500000004 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 5000 0 mariposa Eastern shore of the Salton Sea. 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...
2019-04-06 05:00:00 40.611876198880445 -91.92590468282492 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 mariposa Fox River Wildlife Management Area, Mt. Sterling, Van Buren County, Iowa. Location precision: estimated within a 1.3 km radius. Today I saw a RED ADMIRAL and many COMMON GREEN DARNERS at Fox River Wildlife Area in Van Buren County, just north of the Missouri state line. More...
2019-04-06 14:58:00 36.42964291 -114.51384789999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Valley of Fire State Park, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 7m radius. Temperature, 75 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22122193 More...
2019-04-15 15:00:00 41.5539238 -93.9310499 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Dallas County, Iowa. Location precision: estimated within a radius of 150m. Today, or rather this morning 15 April 2019, while walking in our woods about two miles northeast of Van Meter, Iowa, saw several Red Admirals flying about. More...
2019-04-23 16:00:00 44.9162814 -93.3153838 American lady First butterfly of the season, Presence of butterfly in your area 6 0 Livewombat At least six American Painted Lady butterflies nectaring on Scilla siberica on a sunny day on April 23, all day. One did also try the pussy willows (which were full of red admirals), but they were almost exclusively on the squill. They remained in smaller numbers on April 24. More...
2019-04-22 05:00:00 43.6757 -84.25310000000002 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 20 0 DenBrook Midland, Michigan. I had about 15 -20 red admirals in about 2 hours in central Michigan (43.6757, -84.2531). The most in a long time. Denny Brooks More...
2019-04-27 17:17:00 40.01397115 -105.30971779999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 15 0 mariposa Boulder Canyon Trail, Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 225m radius. Temperature 70 F, light winds. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23494946 More...
2019-04-25 14:25:00 36.16510886 -115.45129480000003 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, 82 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23069890 More...
2019-05-14 18:50:00 41.179753 -95.91783299999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 18 0 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. This was our weekly walk counting butterflies. The number of red admirals is not near as many as a couple of weeks ago. 78 F, calm. Survey Type: Survey Route, 11:50 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. CDT. More...
2019-08-20 17:45:00 33.457582211481814 -80.74352502822876 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Orangeburg, South Carolina. Observed by Dennis Forsythe, CarolinaLeps Newsgroup. All, Donna and I spent from 12:45 until 3:30 PM and drove 7 mi at the Orangeburg Super Sod Farm. More...
2019-03-12 21:47:00 35.91883861 -116.68320440000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 10 0 mariposa Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, California. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21190637 More...
2019-04-13 15:51:00 36.40156557 -116.2754122 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Nye County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 22m radius. Larva, probably 5th instar. 70 F, light winds. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22446815 More...
2019-04-22 17:15:00 42.02834930328736 -82.91642889439396 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 Donald Davis Harrow, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 150m radius. Observed by Jeff Larson. More...
2019-05-06 08:23:00 40.1160822 -105.29370189999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 30 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 68m radius. 60 F, cloudy between thunderstorms around area. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24703541 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...
2019-05-11 17:00:00 34.173972 -118.89663389999998 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 200 0 mariposa Thousand Oaks, California. "After more than 2 days of overcast here and showers in the mountains and deserts, much warmer (73F) temps today have resulted in probably the largest flyby I have seen all spring here in Thousand Oaks. More...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 33.130832 -116.30189999999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 100 0 mariposa I went out to Anza-Borrego today for that very reason. Wasn’t all that impressed with the flowers, but the butterflies were everywhere (and all through Oceanside, CA too). And the scenery, including the drive to and from, was breathtaking. Great trip! 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...
2019-04-17 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...
2019-04-16 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...
2019-04-22 19:46:00 43.641932 -79.468886 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa West side of Grenadier Pond, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: within a 50m radius. Incidental observation: 5 floated through the backyard throughout the afternoon. Observed by dkaposi, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-04-20 05:00:00 43.433071838704436 -92.00382959506868 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 MJ Hatfield First Red Admiral of the season. 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...
2019-03-13 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...
2019-04-02 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...
2019-04-04 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...
2019-04-29 18:24:00 42.8949702 -94.3799697 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Ottosen, Humboldt County, Iowa. Location precision: estimated within a 1 km radius. Observed by Jacob Newton, Iowa Butterflies Facebook Group. 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...
2019-05-10 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...
2019-03-08 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...
2019-03-16 21:00:00 35.489417 -120.670725 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 0 mariposa We just saw the painted ladies fly over Atascadero, California, today, around 4 pm. Location precision: estimated within a 3 km radius. Observed by Jim Carlisle, Daily Kos. More...
2019-04-08 05:00:00 44.414 -91.69999999999999 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 2 0 marcie oconnor Buffalo County, Wisconsin. Location precision: not recorded. These two were circling around each other along and above a wooded path. It's a small wooded area between two open prairie areas. Warm - 68 F - cloudy - light winds. More...
2019-04-13 05:00:00 43.8156616 -79.07227319999998 American lady 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. This past Saturday, April 13, my wife Karen saw 4 or 5 Red Admirals and 4 or 5 American Ladies, all basking in the sun at Alex Robertson Park along the Pickering waterfront. More...
2019-04-14 05:00:00 43.94865134327106 -78.29529353935612 American lady First butterfly of the season 1 0 Donald Davis John Street, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 350m radius. American Lady, male. 1st butterfly 2019 for Jean Huffman. Migrant? (with photo) More...
2019-05-01 05:00:00 42.887337509968894 -79.22605354885565 Red admiral Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 55 0 Donald Davis Friendship Trail, Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada. [Rick Cavasin is an Ontario butterfly expert.] The weather was finally reasonable today and I went for a cycle on the bike path between Port Colborne and Sherkston (southern Niagara region). More...
2019-04-28 16:06:00 40.09264135 -105.28747440000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 15 0 mariposa Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 184m radius. Temperature 70 F, gusting winds. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23763616 More...
2019-04-27 18:10:00 36.4451622 -116.3499215 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nye County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Temperature, 95 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23522711 More...
2019-05-23 17:00:00 48.8799647 -115.05350010000001 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 3000 0 mariposa Eureka, Montana. Started about noon today with about 200 per minute, maybe more. Hard to measure. Observed by Ken, Journey North (probable Painted Lady observation). https://journeynorth.org/sightings/query_result.html?record_id=1526404534 More...
2019-09-04 19:23:00 44.8621967 -93.61627909999999 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 0 Livewombat Large numbers of Painted Lady butterflies at many sites in the Arboretum. We saw probably a hundred or more of them. More...
2019-03-14 17:49:00 33.43806010000001 -117.00878769999997 American lady Migrating individual(s) 20000 0.0 0 ryanch86 No description. More...
2019-04-15 19:50:00 35.82351508 -115.51687770000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 200 0 mariposa Near Goodsprings, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 10m radius. Number observed: greater than 200. 70 F, light winds. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22536249 More...
2019-04-15 05:00:00 40.2720146 -80.60951869999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 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...

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