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 Longitudesort descending Species Type Number Observed Flight Direction (Degrees) Wind Direction (Degrees) Wind Speed Observed By Description/Notes
2019-05-30 05:00:00 41.179753 -95.91783299999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 35 22.5 10 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Finally got sunny so could go out for a bit after 4 days of clouds and rain. about 3 hours in started to rain. Most of the red admirals were in very poor condition. We also saw a number of caterpillars. More...
2019-05-14 18:50:00 41.179753 -95.91783299999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Fontenelle Forest Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Part of weekly survey of forest. Survey Type: Survey Route, 11:50 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. CDT. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25140568 More...
2019-05-30 05:00:00 41.179753 -95.91783299999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 37 22.5 10 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. After 4 days of rain finally the sun came out for a short time. The red admirals were very tattered and in poor condition for the most part. Temperature, 70 F; light winds. Survey from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. CDT. More...
2019-05-22 05:00:00 41.179753 -95.91783299999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 7 225.0 18 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Feeding on wild raspberry and sunning themselves. Temperature, 66 F, gusty winds. Survey from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-05-30 05:00:00 41.179753 -95.91783299999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 22.5 10 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. after 4 days of rain and cloud finally got a chance to get out for a couple of hours before it started raining again. Temperature, 73 F, light winds. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. 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...
2019-05-30 05:00:00 41.179753 -95.91783299999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 22.5 10 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Finally had some sunshine if only for a short time. On Wednesday had over 2 inches of rain. Temperature, 70 F, light winds. Survey from 12:00 to 3:30 p.m. CDT. More...
2019-05-22 05:00:00 41.179753 -95.91783299999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 183 225.0 18 mariposa Fontenelle Forest Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. The red admirals were enjoying nectar from wild raspberries and wild waterleaf. Last week saw very few red admirals and this week there was an abundance of them. Temperature, 66 F. Survey from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT. 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...
2019-04-02 18:30:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 2 10 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Basking in sun. 2 observed in a survey between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. CDT. Sunny, 49 F. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22059333 More...
2019-04-09 18:00:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 7 0 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. I walk Lauritzen Garden every week doing butterfly inventory. Survey from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. This week started 50% cloudy cover and ended 100%. Butterflies flying around passing us fairly fast. More...
2019-05-23 05:00:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 12 22.5 6 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. There was 86% cloud cover yet I saw a fair number of painted ladies. They were feeding on lilac and allium. Temperature, 61 F, light winds. Survey from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. CDT. 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...
2019-05-31 18:00:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 8 247.5 0 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Hazy from the smoke from Canada. Otherwise a very nice day. Temperature, 75 F; nearly calm. Survey from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. CDT. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-05-16 16:45:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0.0 6 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. It was flying by but definitely a red admiral. no picture. Survey from 10:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Temperature, 83 F. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-05-23 05:00:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 41 22.5 6 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. It was 86% cloud covered so surprised to see as many red admirals as I did on my weekly walk through the gardens. They were feeding on allium, lilac and catmint. Temperature, 61 F, light winds. Survey from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. More...
2019-04-15 17:00:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 28 20 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Did our weekly walk of the gardens. There were lots of red admirals throughout the gardens. They were feeding on violets and pachysandra. Survey from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. CDT. 65 F, moderate winds. More...
2019-05-31 18:00:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 247.5 0 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. It was hazy due to the smoke from Canada. Weekly walk. Temperature, 75 F; winds, near-calm. Survey from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. CDT. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-05-16 16:45:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0.0 6 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. On my weekly walk saw it on an iris which i have never seen feeding on before. Survey from 10:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. CDT. Temperature, 83 F. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-04-13 18:41:00 41.168709 -95.89897200000001 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 2 0 mariposa Vanessa atalanta, Sarpy County, Nebraska, 04/13/2019. Location precision: within a 400m radius. Posing on sunny side of tree. Sunny, low 40s F. Observed by keithroragen, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22421659 More...
2019-06-08 17:02:00 32.633373 -95.460709 American lady mariposa Mineola Nature Preserve More...
2019-06-08 17:04:00 32.633373 -95.460709 Red admiral mariposa Mineola Nature Preserve More...
2019-04-06 16:20:00 38.94803598087799 -95.26400195206611 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa Milkweed garden, Foley Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence. Location estimated within a 25m radius. Observed by Orley "Chip" Taylor, Monarch Watch, "I haven’t been out much and it’s possible that red admirals have been here a few days. 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...
2019-04-05 22:30:00 39.19325268895215 -94.56056170262212 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 4 0 EBrown Kansas City, Missouri. 4 butterflies observed. One would alight on corner of windowsill. Another would flutter against the house and the 1st would go after it and they would rapidly circle each other until the 2nd was driven away. 1st one would return to his perch again. 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...
2019-06-25 15:51:00 42.4971509 -94.1787516 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 9 0 verbiosa There are quite a few Red Admiral butterflies under our raspberry tree. I first noticed them yesterday. I counted 9 at one point, but there might be more. (Our lawnmower broke right before all the rain so it's a bit of a jungle back there.) 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...
2019-04-15 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...
2019-06-27 20:53:00 41.9649389 -93.9058803 Red admiral 8 14 mariposa Roadkill along an open area of County Road E57 in the Des Moines River floodplain. I also saw 1 other dead and six live Red Admirals during the survey. More...
2019-06-27 20:40:00 41.9649433 -93.9054135 Red admiral 8 14 mariposa Roadkill along an open area of County Road E57 in the Des Moines River floodplain. I also saw 1 other dead and six live Red Admirals during the survey. More...
2019-04-15 20:30:00 41.98218365424309 -93.89297332334701 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 12 180.0 15 mariposa Lost Lake Trail, Ledges State Park, Boone County, Iowa. At least 12 Red Admirals flying or drinking sap from trees. Observed by Sylvia Carter, Cora Gartin, and Mia Gartin. More...
2019-04-06 23:15:00 42.14632167030697 -93.82483938423172 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 180.0 15 mariposa Boone, Iowa. Location precision: estimated within an 80m radius. Observed by Lloyd Crim. 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...
2019-05-31 21:21:00 42.0124474 -93.74674529999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 270.0 9 mariposa Sorenson Farm, Boone County, Iowa. Location precision: within a 3m radius. Nectaring on white clover near the edge of a planted prairie plot. Partly cloudy, cumulus clouds, 87 F, dew point 56 F, relative humidity 35%, light winds. Survey from 4:14 to 4:26 p.m. CDT. More...
2019-05-20 18:52:00 41.8826637 -93.71901450000001 American lady Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 3 22.5 45.0 12 mariposa Wetland/prairie area, north side of the Heart of Iowa Trail, west side of X Avenue, Slater, Iowa. Location precision: within a 4m radius. Flying near the ground and then stopped to bask on a clump of dried prairie grass. One flying in a straight line, then basking; other two meandering. More...
2019-04-15 05:00:00 41.6997103 -93.70744359999998 American lady First butterfly of the season, Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Camp Dodge, Johnston, Polk County, Iowa. Location precision: estimated within a 2 km radius. Observed by Harlan Ratcliff, Red Admiral and Painted Lady Butterfly Group: Hi, Royce. I saw an American lady today at Camp Dodge. First butterfly I was able to positively identify this year. More...
2019-04-19 17:01:00 42.02630234 -93.66978455000003 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa 3714 Woodland St, Ames, IA 50014, USA. Location precision: not recorded. Observed by ethan_rose, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22730236 More...
2019-05-18 18:00:00 42.02669487088881 -93.66033265604085 Red admiral Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0.0 202.5 14 mariposa Three Red Admirals flying northward during a 30-minute period, three hours ahead of a rainstorm approaching from the south. Cirrostratus clouds, 81 F, dew point 62 F, relative humidity 63%, winds from the south-southwest to southwest (210 degrees azimuth), 14 mph, gusting to 23 mph. More...
2019-04-20 15:14:00 42.027063 -93.65976 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 12 180.0 12 mariposa 510/520 Forest Glen St., Ames, Iowa. Location precision: within a 6m radius. Red Admirals drinking sap flowing from a small hole in the trunk of a tree. Fair/Sunny, 60 F, dew point 35 F, relative humidity 39%. Survey: Incidental sighting, from 10:05 to 10:20 a.m. CDT. More...
2019-05-13 23:26:00 42.02687416491353 -93.65959779937862 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 3 157.5 8 mariposa Woods east of Forest Glen Street, Ames, Iowa. Location precision: within a 4m radius. Three butterflies maintaining two territories in a small-stream valley. Mostly sunny, 64 F, dew point 39 F, relative humidity 40%. Survey type: incidental, 18:15 - 18:35 CDT. More...
2019-04-24 18:08:00 42.012996 -93.65291000000002 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 5 0.0 202.5 8 mariposa Iowa State University Cross-Country Field, Ames, Iowa. Location precision: within a 20m radius. Migrating butterfly flying north to north-northeast 30 cm above the ground and repeatedly landing in the grass. Flight direction monitoring survey from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. CDT. More...
2019-04-23 22:56:00 42.025279 -93.64896099999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 78 90.0 6 mariposa Iowa State University campus, Ames, Iowa. Location precision: within an 8m radius. One of five occupants jointly occupying a territory in a tree. 65 F, dew point 35 F, relative humidity 33%, partly sunny, blue sky with 70% cirrus clouds. Survey from 4:50 to 7:16 p.m. CDT. More...
2019-06-24 00:06:00 42.02593 -93.648708 Painted lady 2 6 mariposa Two Painted Ladies observed during a survey of Red Admiral territories. More...
2019-04-16 23:11:00 42.02708032185927 -93.64862054239961 American lady First butterfly of the season 1 225.0 10 mariposa Near south end of the Hub, Iowa State University, Ames. Partly to mostly sunny - 70% cirrus clouds in a blue sky. Observed during a survey of Red Admiral territories on campus. 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...
2019-06-25 21:58:00 42.031101 -93.647293 Red admiral 1 8 mariposa Fresh summer-generation butterfly momentarily resting on the wall of a building before flying away to the northeast More...
2019-05-22 22:26:00 42.031196 -93.647266 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 202.5 25 mariposa Genetics Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Location precision: within a 1m radius. One Red Admiral flying and basking between two buildings. Partly cloudy, windy, gusting to 37 mph. 21.1 C (70 F), dew point 9.4 C (49 F), relative humidity 47%. Survey from 5:20 to 5:30 p.m. CDT. 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...
2019-06-05 17:16:00 42.029777 -93.646194 Painted lady 3 0 mariposa Nectaring on Ox-eye Daisies growing along the edge of a planted prairie More...

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