2011 Butterfly List, Our Urban Yard

We have a tiny yard in downtown Charlottesville. The following is a running list of species observed in 2011. The list only shows the first time a species was noticed and does not reflect multiple sightings, numbers, etc.

April- June

eastern comma, Polygonia comma

orange sulphur, Colias eurytheme

cabbage white, Pieris rapae

spring azure, Celastrina ladon

great spangled fritillary, Speyeria cybele

zebra swallowtail, Eurytides marcellus

red-banded hairstreak, Calycopis cecrops

silver-spotted skipper, Epargyreus clarus

June 26

question mark, Polygonia interrogationis

sachem skipper, Atalopedes campestris

wild indigo duskywing, Erynnis baptisiae

other duskywing unidentified

pearl crescent, Phyciodes tharos

June 28

American snout, Libytheana carinenta

June 29

variegated fritillary, Euptoieta claudia


American painted lady, Vanessa virginiensis

painted lady, Vanessa cardui

hackberry emperor, Asterocampa celtis

August 2

spicebush swallowtail

August 6

red admiral, Vanessa atalanta

zabulon skipper, Poanes zabulon

August 11

common buckeye, Junonia coenia

August 18

monarch, Danaus plexippus

Horace’s duskywing, Erynnis horatius

August 22

silvery checkerspot, Chlosyne nycteis

August 23

Hayhurst’s scallopwing, Staphylus hayhurstii