Sighting for June 8, 2013

Thomas Jantscher

Shimek State Forest - Donnellson Unit and Croton Unit #3
Lee County, IA

Sightings recorded over 5 hours and 35 minutes.
Weather: 58°F-78°F, partly to mostly sunny, light winds
Habitat: Roads/trails through hilly mature oak-hickory forest

Good to see closer-to-average numbers after what has been a weak season so far here with lots of wet weather after last year’s drought.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Giant Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 50
  • Question Mark 2
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 8
  • Viceroy 3
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 79
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 33
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 19
  • Zabulon Skipper 12

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Hobomok Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Banded Hairstreak