Sighting for December 10, 2020

Roy Cohutta

Albany Nursery WMA
Dougherty County, GA

13:11 - 15:46 = 2 hrs. 35 min.
Clear, Full Sun, 21C, Wind SW 5MPH gusting to 7MPH.
In other words, a halcyon day.
We have had one light freeze and one can see the effect on the plants.

Habitat: Field planted with blooming Field Mustard leading down to wooded swamp.

Rattlebox was all but gone, but MANY adult Ornate Bella Moths present near the dead/dying Rattlebox plants.

I never thought I would see a Zebra Heliconian here in December. Both individuals kept flying into the swamp where I could not follow with my camera.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 9
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Little Yellow

Common Checkered-Skipper