Sighting for September 4, 2017

Bart Jones

Sunk Lake SNA and Lower Hatchie NWR
Lauderdale County, TN

Painted Ladies have moved en masse into the area in the past week. Hundreds of them are about in any location you look. Silver-spotted Skippers aren’t too far behind them. Sunk Lake is one of the most reliable areas in the state to see Southern Dogfaces and there were dozens flying. A couple were the autumn form with the pink suffusion on the underside. Yehl Skipper is uncommon in the area and the Dainty Sulphurs were FOY.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Checkered White
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Southern Dogface
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Little Yellow
  • Sleepy Orange
  • Dainty Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • American Snout
  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Question Mark
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Common Buckeye
  • Red-spotted Purple
  • Viceroy
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Monarch
  • Silver-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Horace's Duskywing
  • Common Checkered-Skipper
  • Clouded Skipper
  • Least Skipper
  • Fiery Skipper
  • Sachem
  • Yehl Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Dainty Sulphur

Painted Lady

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Yehl Skipper

Yehl Skipper

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper