Sighting for August 27, 2017

Melanie Weiss

Long Key Natural Area
Broward County, FL

There had been thunderstorm activity and heavy rains for several days prior to my visit. Yet the butterfly activity seemed normal to what I typically see at this site. We found an Atala Hairstreak on the sidewalk laying on its side. I carried it back to the area with coontie plants. I found six Atala larvae on a young plant.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 16
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Atala 1
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 3
  • Zebra Heliconian 15
  • White Peacock 11
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 2
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Queen 12
  • Horace's Duskywing 7
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Horace's Duskywing

Palamedes Swallowtail

Ruddy Daggerwing

Tawny Emperor

Cassius Blue

Fiery Skipper