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 Latitudesort descending Longitude Species Type Number Observed Flight Direction (Degrees) Wind Direction (Degrees) Wind Speed Observed By Description/Notes
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...
2019-04-20 17:45:00 43.9661866 -89.54185510000002 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 1 0.0 0 shelley hamel On blooming pussy willow. More...
2019-05-11 05:00:00 43.994452454914644 -77.69672918433855 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 293 0 Donald Davis Presqu'ile Provincial Park, my favorite park, on north shore of Lake Ontario opposite Rochester, New York. 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...
2019-05-16 05:00:00 43.996591 -77.71920499999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 48 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...
2019-05-16 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...
2019-05-16 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...
2019-04-08 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...
2019-05-05 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...
2019-04-20 05:00:00 44.689 -93.089 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 John Shier Whitetail Woods Regional Park, Farmington, Minnesota. We saw the first one of the season on April 20. Only one. More...
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...
2019-08-15 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...
2019-08-18 17:00:00 44.7822064 -88.60899169999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 50 225.0 15 deverson 12 at our house. 3 at one garden near school. Too any to count at Monarch Waystation on playground of same school. All were nectaring on flowers. We have had painted ladies on our flowers by our house for a week or two. This was my first time down at school for a week. 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...
2019-09-04 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...
2019-10-09 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...
2019-09-22 15:30:00 44.91344714818965 -93.31657965245711 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 4 337.5 6 Livewombat Painted ladies among monarchs nectaring on tithonia in an elementary school butterfly garden, just as the first north wind in more than two weeks began to blow. More...
2019-05-15 12:10:00 44.91519682429559 -93.32458584797041 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 Livewombat American Lady butterfly nectaring on dandelions next to the tennis courts in Pershing Park. 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...
2019-04-23 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...
2019-04-21 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...
2019-04-23 16:08:00 44.9162814 -93.3153838 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 20 0 Livewombat Large number of red admirals, mostly on two pussy willow bushes, but also on a butterfly feeder with overripe bananas. Twenty is an estimate, because they were very quick and hard to count; we often saw a dozen at once. They were around all day on April 23 and 24. More...
2019-09-23 18:00:00 44.916308088506554 -93.31525818979674 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 270.0 4 Livewombat One red admiral that looked good except for missing the back of both front wings. It looked like a chomp from a bird. Amazingly it was flying pretty well. More...
2019-09-30 20:42:00 44.91633475379992 -93.31528997757789 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 202.5 6 Livewombat One red admiral stopped on my butterfly feeder for overripe banana More...
2019-10-06 16:36:00 44.91634742622037 -93.31526590502096 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 292.5 10 Livewombat A red admiral spent a long time on a butterfly feeder at a second floor window, eating an overripe banana. 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...
2019-05-12 21:00:00 44.916433885456115 -93.31553611843992 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 Livewombat Red Admiral butterfly sitting on a white frost blanket for long periods of time, interrupted by short flights. He's actually been there off and on for a few days. More...
2019-09-30 21:30:00 44.91780501899611 -93.32117557525635 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 60 202.5 6 Livewombat At this location on the map there were about 40 painted ladies on zinnias in a large planting along the streets of a corner lot Another 20 or so we're at scattered sites within 6 blocks, mostly on zinnias but also Verbena bonariensis, cosmos, tithonia, and just flying around. More...
2019-09-28 20:45:00 44.91780501899611 -93.32117557525635 Painted lady Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 40 180.0 0.0 12 Livewombat This is a combination of observations. I spent most of the morning about three miles to the northeast of the indicated area and saw individual painted ladies in flight. For the first time in many days, the flag near that site was showing a strong wind toward the south. 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...
2019-09-23 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...
2019-09-20 05:22:00 44.9255441779305 -93.31909724404545 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 10 180.0 6 Livewombat Painted Ladies in a municipal park. They were nectaring in a butterfly garden. More...
2019-09-23 16:34:00 44.9272180834077 -93.29528909674877 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 270.0 4 Livewombat Huge crowds of Painted Lady butterflies in a municipal pollinator garden. They were nectaring on purple salvia and assorted other flowers. 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...
2019-10-08 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...
2019-10-06 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...
2019-09-16 22:48:00 44.92780220677869 -93.29551219940186 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 12 157.5 6 Livewombat About a dozen Painted Lady butterflies in excellent condition, bright and fresh looking. They were nectaring on sedum, verbena bonariensis, and other plants in a municipal garden. 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...
2019-05-12 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...
2019-09-14 16:56:00 44.9504415 -93.26072499999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 247.5 90.0 3 Livewombat On the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis Minnesota, I saw three painted ladies. One was nectaring on a dandelion. The other two were in flight, but not strongly directional. More...
2019-04-26 22:00:00 45.0867009 -93.4789012 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa 7259 Fish Lake Road, Maple Grove, Minnesota. Maintaining a territory. Observed by Sylvia Carter. Location to be refined. 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...
2019-08-26 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...
2019-08-26 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...
2019-09-03 05:00:00 46.74160300029037 -53.36678604042669 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 2 0 mariposa Aidens Lane, Trepassey, Newfoundland, Canada. Observed by Jeff Harrison, nf.insects Newsgroup. Location precision: estimated within a 120m radius. More...
2019-05-23 05:00:00 48.3857979 -114.06095299999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Hungry Horse, Montana. I can report that the Painted Ladies have reached Hungry Horse, Montana, just outside Glacier National Park. Saw several flitting around the yard yesterday. They were only slightly worn. Likely to be another banner year for them. Observed by frogkcdi, DesertLeps newsgroup. 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...

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