Sighting for April 21, 2017

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Very dry. Nectar sources that were around last week are quickly disappearing. Purple thistle is almost spent, though some plants are managing a few new buds, which are oases in a parched land! Other nectar sources were a very few Nuttall’s thistle, daisy fleabane, southern guara, and sweet clover. There is some Coreopsis but very few butterflies are using it. Clear, sunny, then breezy. Surveyed from 9:40 am to 1:40. EPerry and RWarner.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 31
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 5
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Swarthy Skipper 12
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 14
  • Whirlabout 65
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Arogos Skipper 21
  • Delaware Skipper 20
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 8
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 14
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 33

Dusted Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Monk Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Great Southern White

Whirlabout

Great Southern White

Skipper nectar party

Palmetto Skipper