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 Species Type Number Observed Flight Direction (Degrees)sort descending Wind Direction (Degrees) Wind Speed Observed By Description/Notes
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...
2019-04-20 17:23:00 40.0148265 -105.2967089 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 58m radius. Temperature 75 F, light winds. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22787596 More...
2019-04-23 19:00:00 42.1680868 -93.03531980000002 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 30 157.5 8 mariposa Grammer Grove County Wildlife Area, Marshall County, Iowa. Location precision: within a 1m radius. At least 30 individuals seen between the parking and shelter area and the bluff/bottomlands. 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...
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...
2019-10-08 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...
2019-03-12 22:05:00 35.91426423 -116.55135630000001 West coast lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 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/21191327 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...
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...
2019-04-21 13:18:00 44.9162814 -93.3153838 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 Livewombat One red admiral on overripe banana on a butterfly feeder located at second-story window level. I searched for more, especially on the pussy willows where they usually make their first appearance in April, but I couldn't find any others. (I promptly put out more feeders.) 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...
2019-04-27 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...
2019-04-25 16:08:00 42.54182821 -99.72119106000002 American lady First butterfly of the season 1 0 mariposa Nebraska, US. Location (within 28 km) obscured by request of observer. Mostly sunny, light wind. Observed by allysond, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23747936 More...
2019-05-11 05:00:00 43.99453383607617 -77.70710159084507 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 31 0 Donald Davis Presqu'ile Provincial Park, my favorite park, on north shore of Lake Ontario opposite Rochester, New York. 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...
2019-02-05 21:32:00 37.76240833 -122.43771329999998 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 mariposa First of the ‘19 Season. Freshly emerged. 4112 17th St, San Francisco, California. Location precision: within a 10m radius. Observed by robberfly, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20137375 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...
2019-04-17 17:45:00 42.0580218 -87.6905213 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 3 135.0 3 ryanwc all 3 were nectaring. One eventually flew away to the SW, but it didn't strike me as directional so much as just leaving for another yard. More...
2019-04-16 18:00:00 41.17973 -95.91815500000001 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 44 9 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Saw 44 red admirals flying by or sunning. unfortunately I left the camera at home. Survey from 11:15 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. CDT. Temperature: 71 F. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-04-22 19:30:00 42.2558298 -83.04821979999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 12 0 Donald Davis Spring Garden ANSI, Windsor, Ontario, Canada: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (GPS 42.256890 - 83.04825). Location precision: estimated within a 550m radius. Observed by Jeff Larson. More...
2019-05-09 21:07:00 41.7272283 -88.00572979999998 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 2 315.0 14 ldieckman No description. 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...
2019-05-02 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...
2019-05-16 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...
2019-08-26 05:00:00 46.67224295260723 -53.241670841445966 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 10 0 Donald Davis The Drook, near Portugal Cove South, Newfoundland. Observation by Jeff Harrison, nf.insects Newsgroup. Location precision: estimated within a 50m radius. 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...
2019-04-08 05:00:00 42.1908265 -91.78517720000002 American lady First butterfly of the season, Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Center Point, Iowa. Location precision: estimated within a 3 km radius. Observed by Dennis Schlicht, e-mail reply to query on Iowa Insects Mailing List. More...
2019-04-05 18:45:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 10 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Around sap from cut wood. Survey from 12:45 - 2:45 p.m. Temperature, 60 F. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22059442 More...
2019-04-16 05:00:00 42.306820976666984 -95.05107973945042 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 mariposa Lake View, Iowa. Location precision: estimated within an 800m radius. Finally saw a red admiral today. It was sitting on the back of a car across the alley from our house in Lake View. Needed my binoculars to be certain, so no photo! Observed by Steve Hummel, Iowa Butterflies Facebook page. More...
2019-04-13 20:30:00 42.08949 -91.50185099999999 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 Cammie Nectaring on ground cover. 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...
2019-04-23 16:45:00 41.17973 -95.91815500000001 American lady First butterfly of the season 4 8 mariposa Fontenelle Forest Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Doing weekly walk through Fontenelle Forest and saw 4 American Ladies. Survey from 11:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Temperature: mid-60s F. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-05-06 17:43:00 36.15818863 -115.426625 Painted lady 2 mariposa Clark County, NV, USA More...
2019-08-14 05:00:00 38.803148 -75.504708 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Four miles east of Greenwood, Delaware. Location precision: estimated within a 100m radius. I saw one from my home in Delaware zip 19950. about 15 miles from Delaware Bay. It was in an area where my bird feeders are. More...
2019-03-11 16:58:00 35.46902797 -114.8881733 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa 1012-1014 Cottonwood Cove Rd, Searchlight, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Found dead. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21147836 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...
2019-04-13 15:19:00 43.41446476 -79.69422801999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: within a 4m radius. Resting on the trunk of a tree. Observed by dbegbie, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22412289 More...
2019-04-22 22:32:00 42.7646 -83.57623799999999 Red admiral First butterfly of the season, Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 debbieamj soaking up the evening sun on a few logs and boulders at the edge of my lawn. No directional flight at 6:32pm. The red admiral appeared fresh, no worn, torn or faded wings. More...
2019-04-25 19:32:00 39.94577738 -105.28385980000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 10 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 98m radius. Temperature 65 F, light winds. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23086866 More...
2019-04-24 22:15:00 42.45212292 -99.72601723000002 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Nebraska, US. Actual location (within 28 km) is obscured by request of observer. Mostly sunny. Observed by allysond, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23748023 More...
2019-05-10 23:15:00 42.02693564388424 -93.64475946068876 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 46 315.0 5 mariposa Iowa State University campus, Ames, Iowa. Location precision: within a 6m radius. Basking on the ground and occupying a territory. Survey type: survey of territories, 4:28 to 6:50 p.m. CDT. Sunny, 64 F, dew point 35 F, relative humidity 34%. 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...
2019-03-16 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...
2019-04-16 15:35:00 42.066250861801606 -93.63366175160212 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 5 45.0 13 wolfoest flitting about a willow 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...
2019-05-05 05:00:00 44.586399 -78.68829199999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 Donald Davis Bulmers Road north of Fenelon Falls, Ontario. Location precision: estimated within a 2 km radius. [Observed by Susan Blayney, Ontario Butterflies Newsgroup.] Unfavourable winds, low temperatures and rain have kept the invasion on hold until yesterday [May 5, 2019]. We hit 21C. More...
2019-05-04 15:41:00 40.01289095 -105.30894849999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa Boulder Canyon Drive, Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within an 82m radius. Temperature 65 F, breezy, off and on cloudy. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24545531 More...
2019-04-29 21:12:00 30.3308774 -97.73352260000001 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 6 0 mariposa Brentwood, Austin, Texas. Location precision: estimated within a 2.11 km radius. Observed by hobbylep, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24050002 More...
2019-06-18 05:00:00 35.083653 -80.06646 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 3 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...
2019-09-18 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...

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