Sighting for June 10, 2018

Bill Berthet

John Bethea State Forest
Baker County, FL

Windshield Survey Swallowtails Only 11:00-3:30
Mid 80’s Winds 0-8 Cloudy to Partly Cloudy to Sunny
Overall Habitat Moist with numerous puddles of water in Forest Roads.Only part of one road was closed.
Most are freshly emerged, mineralizing on the Forest Roads
Nectar Sources include Tarflower, Buttonbush, Titi, and Carolina Redroot.
Giant Swallowtail was a fly by.
Many clusters of Swallowtails in groups of 8-15 with one group having 30 individuals. Largest clusters were in moist areas next to the railroad tracks.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 561
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 95
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 347

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Palamedes Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Palamedes Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail