Sighting for March 23, 2018

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park
Pinellas County, FL

Not lots of leps, but a few of the more uncommon ones the park offers. Bidens was in bloom as always, but it was thistles and prickly pear cactus flowers in which many species were found nectaring.

  • Great Southern White 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak 14
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Little Metalmark 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 13
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 2
  • Monarch 16
  • Mangrove Skipper 4
  • White Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Monk Skipper 4
  • Obscure Skipper 2

Little Metalmark

American Lady

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Mangrove Skipper

Monk Skipper

Obscure Skipper