Week of May 20, 2019

 Queens are starting to show up in the area as the first generation of Monarchs move northward. Single brooded species of hairstreaks that are only on the wing for a couple of weeks a year are flying now. Mourning Cloaks are, for the most part, absent in the area this year.

Many species are sexually dimorphic (males and females look differently). Click on the links below to see more information and photos.



Silver Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)


Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades



Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)


Confused Cloudywing (Thorybes confusis)


Hayhurst's Scallopwing (Staphylus hayhurstii


Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)


Horace's Duskywing (Erynnis horatius)



Funereal Duskywing (Erynnis funeralis)



Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis)





Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)


Orange Skipperling (Copaeodes aurantiaca)


Southern Skipperling (Copaeodes minima)


Brazilian Skipper (Calpodes ethlius)


Ocola Skipper (Panoquina ocola)


Nysa Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes nysa)


Celia's Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes celia)


Bell's Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes belli)


Eufala Skipper (Lerodea eufala)


Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius)


Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)


Sachem (Atalopedes campestris huron)


Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)


Broad-Winged Skipper (Poanes viator zizaniae)


Delaware Skipper (Anatrytone l. logan)


Dion Skipper (Euphyes dion


Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris metacomet)




Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus p.philenor)


Eastern Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)


Eastern Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio g. glaucus)




Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)

Mexican Yellow (Eurema mexicana)



Little Yellow (Pyrisitia l. lisa)


Sleepy Orange (Abaeis nicippe)

Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

Southern Dogface (Zerene cesonia)

Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)





Checkered White (Pontia protodice)





Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus corcorani)

Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus falacer)

Northern Oak Hairstreak (Satyrium favonius autolycus

Soapberry Hairstreak (Phaeostrymon a. alcestis)

Olive Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus castalis)

Red-Banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)

Dusky-Blue Groundstreak (Calycopis isobeon)

Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus franki)

Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido c. comyntas)


Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta)


Reakirt's Blue (Echinargus isola)







American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

Monarch (Danaus p. plexippus)

Queen (Danaus gilippus thersippus)

Red-Spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)

Viceroy (Limenitis a. archippus)

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa c. celtis)

Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton texana)

American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

Painted Lady (Vanessa carudi)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)

Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)

Common Buckeye (Junonia c. coenia)

Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne n. nycteis)

Gorgone Checkerspot (Chlosyne gorgone carlota)

Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia adjutrix)




Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes p. phaon)

Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes t. tharos)

Goatweed Leafwing (Anaea andria)

Little Wood-Satyr (Megisto c. cymela)


If you see something not on the above list, let me know.

Email Dale Clark