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
2019-05-11 23:16:00 42.183208 -121.73011810000003 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 88 0.0 90.0 1 Naturetreker 88 individuals in 15 minutes. 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...
2019-03-15 17:00:00 34.032958 -118.84655800000002 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 300 0.0 10 mariposa Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Los Angeles County, California. Location precision: within a 440m radius. Hundreds of them, migrating north. Survey from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Observed by avtanski, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-09-28 15:34:00 39.5038205 -84.39392240000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 14 180.0 225.0 8 Contechgolf Have observed 3-4 Painted Ladies at a time every day, the entire month of September with exception to Tuesday 9/24 (temp dropped: low was upper 50s/low 60s ;winds 10mph, gusts up to 20mph). More...
2019-05-06 17:43:00 36.15818863 -115.426625 Painted lady 2 mariposa Clark County, NV, USA 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...
2019-03-17 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...
2019-04-17 22:02:00 40.08254886 -105.1783211 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Gunbarrel, Colorado. Location precision: within a 42m radius. Maybe four up to Niwot. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22642041 More...
2019-10-06 17:29:00 44.92742240620863 -93.29576969146729 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 30 270.0 9 Livewombat In locations east and west of Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, we saw a total of 30 or more Painted Lady butterflies, mostly on zinnias and Salvia, and some on Verbena bonariensis. More...
2019-05-10 15:17:00 40.04034934 -105.19757800000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 115m radius. Post-spring snow storm. popped up once the clouds broke (for a bit). Partly cloudy, mid-40s, calm. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24914108 More...
2019-04-20 17:13:00 40.01517311 -105.31468030000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Boulder Canyon Trail, Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 174m radius. A few around but no mourning cloaks this week. Temperature 65 F, calm. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22786695 More...
2019-04-01 15:15:00 34.76847833 -106.76292999999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa 1036A Miller Rd, Los Lunas, New Mexico. Location precision: within a 12m radius. Observed by mirandak, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21882078 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...
2019-04-25 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...
2019-03-12 19:35:00 34.25352059901827 -118.61181298788642 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 200 337.5 270.0 11 LisaFebre A constant fluttering of butterflies in the air today! 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...
2019-04-27 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...
2019-03-04 18:31:00 35.70738188 -114.7076022 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Colorado River north of Lake Mohave, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within an 11m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21007128 More...
2019-05-12 05:00:00 44.9428975 -123.03509630000002 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 0.0 0 mariposa They are flying up in Salem, Oregon, as well (50 miles south of Portland). Around 1-3 per minute. Very faded and very skittish - I’m having a hard time finding one that’s not flying in order to get a still photo. So I may have to shoot video and extract a still from the video. 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...
2019-03-07 19:57:00 35.99110075 -115.2549856 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Enterprise, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 16m radius. Nectaring on Cherry blossom. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21067447 More...
2019-06-01 18:27:00 40.3062736 -121.23190979999998 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 500 45.0 90.0 5 kmbovee Nectaring on lilacs that have just started to bloom in Chester, California. Migrating painted ladies were observed flying down Main Street in town, and also across a 17 mile stretch of Highway 89 along the western edge of Lake Almanor. More...
2019-03-05 16:00:00 33.2558717 -116.37501199999997 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 500 315.0 135.0 10 shelley hamel This was an all-day, multi-day event starting March 3, 2019 and ending March 6,2019. During the course of a single day, the numbers were much larger than the 500/hr reported here -- thousands. The flight coincided with the 'super bloom' in the Anza Borrego Desert State Park. 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...
2019-04-17 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...
2019-03-12 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...
2019-05-16 05:00:00 43.996591 -77.71920499999999 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 1 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...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 33.949848 -118.38449700000001 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 200 0 mariposa Near Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California. I live near LAX and they're everywhere. Had a nice break on the patio, watching them flutter by in the scores. Observed by hissing kitty, Daily Kos. Location precision: estimated within an 8 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...
2019-03-12 05:00:00 34.317099 -118.77049599999998 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 1000 0.0 0 mariposa Thousands flying through [today] on Tuesday [March 12], a bit less … [on March 13], in eastern Ventura county, CA. Location precision: estimated within a 15 km radius. Lovely to experience. Observed by hopeful4life, Daily Kos. More...
2019-08-19 19:09:00 44.92865295094274 -93.29607009887695 Painted lady Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 20 0 Livewombat Many painted ladies on various plants in a public garden, including Salvia, Zinnia, tithonia, and others. This was in addition to many in other spots around the neighborhood. First Painted lady sighting for the year was just 2 days earlier. 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...
2019-03-01 06:00:00 34.758195 -117.283615 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 1000 0.0 0 mariposa I’m halfway between Barstow and Victorville on Rt. 66, and I’ve been seeing them since around March 1st. Mostly moving north, sometimes east. I love seeing them, but when they get thick, I get really sad about driving. Location precision: estimated within a radius of 6 km. 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...
2019-03-13 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...
2019-04-26 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...
2019-03-09 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...
2019-09-20 15:15:00 44.9179091 -93.32016279999999 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 20 180.0 5 Livewombat About 20 Painted lady butterflies nectaring on a large planting of zinnias. They were with a similar number of monarchs.This was one of two groups of this size that I saw; the other is being reported separately, since it was in a different garden. More...
2019-04-29 17:37:00 30.3308774 -97.73352260000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 6 0 mariposa Brentwood, Austin, Texas. Location precision: within a 2.11 km radius. Observed by hobbylep, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24051481 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...
2019-09-18 05:00:00 35.88581257167321 -75.66805582510682 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Roanoke Island, North Carolina. Location precision: estimated within a 100m radius. Observed by Mike Turner, CarolinaLeps Newsgroup. "On Wednesday I stopped at the Outer Banks Visitors Center in Manteo, NC to check the Lantana for butterflies. In about one hour I saw the following. More...
2019-05-02 17:03:00 36.1225513 -115.48474290000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 30m radius. Temperature, 72 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24401055 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...
2019-03-18 05:00:00 35.189864 -119.86329699999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 100 0 mariposa Carrizo Plain National Monument, California. Location precision: estimated within a 200m radius. Saw lots yesterday at the Carrizo Plain Natl Monument, where a lot of yellow composites are blooming away (hillside daisy, goldfields, more). Observed by carolyncurtis, Daily Kos. More...
2019-09-23 20:25:00 44.9179091 -93.32016279999999 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 270.0 5 Livewombat At least 55 Painted Lady butterflies in a large strip of zinnias at 47th and York (position on map), plus five to 20 in every no-account little zinnia garden on a SE to NW diagonal from Lake Harriet to the city limit, bringing the total to 100 or more. More...
2019-05-03 21:33:19 36.14994767 -115.5710765 Painted lady mariposa Clark County, US-NV, US More...
2019-03-16 17:00:00 35.247532 -120.706009 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 0.0 270.0 10 mariposa Irish Hills Natural Reserve, Los Osos, California. Location precision: not recorded. Lots of them, going straight north. Survey time from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Observed by avtanski, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. 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...
2019-05-06 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...

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