Report Your Butterfly Sightings


If you spot a butterfly, take a picture if you can. Report your butterfly on our Butterfly page.

Our latest sighting: Clouded Sulphur, Colias philodice, observed by Barry Saxifrage, picture taken during summer 2021.

Identification: Upper surface of male wings bright, clear yellow with solid black edging; lower side of forewing with some dark submarginal spots; hindwing with silver cell spot rimmed with orange-pink, usually doubled. Female has 2 forms: yellow form with uneven black edging enclosing yellow spots, and a white form which is greenish-white rather than yellow. Spring and fall forms are smaller and less conspicuously marked.

More information: Butterflies and Moths of North America and Wikipedia.