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)sort descending Wind Direction (Degrees) Wind Speed Observed By Description/Notes
2019-04-25 05:00:00 34.172044 -116.54700200000002 West coast lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa Pioneertown Mountains Preserve, SanBernardino County, California, slightly north west of Pioneertown, elevation 4300-5300 feet. [Location estimated within a 2 km radius.] Full sun mid 80s? More...
2019-04-27 16:55:00 40.0131485 -105.29849730000001 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 mariposa Lower Arapahoe, Boulder, Colorado, USA. Location precision: within a 107m radius. Temperature 70 F, calm. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23494929 More...
2019-04-29 21:10:00 42.0276709 -93.6295111 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 135.0 12 mariposa Brookside Park, Ames, Iowa. Flew into the woods, then was basking in the sun and landing near nettles. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Mostly sunny, windy. Observed by iowabiologist, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-05-22 18:20:00 42.35248855773976 -85.74275790454573 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 Ilse Gebhard Nectaring on wood hyazinth More...
2019-05-22 16:11:00 43.16174830000001 -70.64825810000002 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 50 0 mariposa York, Maine. Location precision: estimated within a 5 km radius. Observed by Judy Goodell. "I read about your study in Xerces Society Gardening With Butterflies book today. I am forwarding photos taken in my yard on May 22 at 11:11 AM. More...
2019-10-09 15:10:00 44.8621967 -93.61627909999999 Painted lady Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 200 180.0 7 Livewombat The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum was full of Painted Ladies, on dahlias, salvias, Verbena bonariensis, asters, and sunning on pavement. There were a few monarchs, but I didn't see any other Vanessa butterflies with them. 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...
2019-05-28 16:16:00 51.453332 -0.3007159999999658 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 315.0 8 mariposa Terrace Gardens, Richmond, England, United Kingdom. Location precision: estimated within a 120m radius. Nectaring on a flower in the mint family. Partly cloudy, 61 F, relative humidity 61%. Observation and photo by John Pleasants. 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...
2019-05-05 05:00:00 43.6051 -84.29840000000002 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 21 0 DenBrook May 5, 2019 – 21 Red Admirals in Midland County, Michigan (43.6051, - 84.2984). Still waiting for some ladies. More...
2019-05-06 17:35:00 40.11603196 -105.29511809999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 65m radius. Temperature 60 F, cloudy. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24703540 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...
2019-09-20 17:00:00 44.92741729999999 -93.29575999999997 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 20 180.0 5 Livewombat About 20 painted lady butterflies on Verbena bonariensis, sedum "Autumn Joy" and purple salvia in a public pollinator garden. Similar numbers of monarch butterflies were also present. 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...
2019-05-31 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...
2019-04-02 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...
2019-04-23 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...
2019-05-08 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...
2019-05-16 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...
2019-03-16 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...
2019-04-06 20:45:00 42.06621701412259 -93.63096579384114 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 180.0 20 wolfoest circling around the bluff woods area 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...
2019-04-22 17:10:00 42.604498 -83.58968700000003 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 247.5 10 mariposamonarca flying at random over an acre 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...
2019-04-26 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...
2019-03-13 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...
2019-05-23 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...
2019-06-27 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...
2019-05-05 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...
2019-05-02 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...
2019-09-16 20:18:00 44.91636166787902 -93.31524106796746 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 157.5 5 Livewombat One very faded American Painted Lady nectaring on tithonia and chasing monarch butterflies off the best flowers. 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...
2019-10-18 22:00:00 44.92719072662773 -93.29612910747528 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 4 157.5 8 Livewombat Four painted ladies on Verbena bonariensis in the municipal rose garden. 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...

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