Sighting for August 1, 2017

JoAnna N Clayton

Ft. DeSoto Park
Pinellas County, FL

With Ron Smith most of trip. Amazing count of Painted Ladies. Had to have been driven in by Tropical Storm Emily. Highest density at Bay Pier area, out in the beach scrub by Ranger’s house. 68 counted with R. Smith. 9 more counted by R Smith at park offices at the flag pole. A Florida high count record?

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Statira Sulphur 4
  • Dainty Sulphur 18+
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 4
  • Ceraunus Blue common
  • Gulf Fritillary 25+
  • Phaon Crescent 8
  • Painted Lady 77
  • White Peacock 20+
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 15+
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 8
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Obscure Skipper 2

Black Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Obscure Skipper

Obscure Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Queen

Statira Sulphur

Three-spotted Skipper