Sighting for March 23, 2013

Linda Cooper

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

Dave and Marga Cutler, Buck and Linda Cooper. Good variety for this early in season. Palmetto Skipper nectaring on Osceola’s Plume Zigadenus densus is one of the few butterflies we have seen nectaring on this species. Majority of butterflies were very fresh.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Phaon Crescent 11
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • White Peacock 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 45
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 6
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 3
  • Palatka Skipper 1

Palmetto Skipper