Sighting for September 18, 2017

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

At long last the park finally opened after the passing of Hurricane Irma 7 days ago, though only the east end and middle key were actually open, the north end was still closed. Several of the leps were pretty battered-looking. Nice surprises were a Painted Lady, my first-for-fall Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak in the park and my 2nd-ever-for-the-park Spicebush Swallowtail.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Statira Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 24
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 22
  • Cassius Blue 12
  • Ceraunus Blue 32
  • Gulf Fritillary 24
  • Phaon Crescent 26
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Mangrove Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 31
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Mangrove Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 14
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Monk Skipper 4
  • Obscure Skipper 21
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Painted Lady

Monarch

Queen

Cassius Blue

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Obscure Skipper

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Monk Skipper

Statira Sulphur

Spicebush Swallowtail