Sighting for June 8, 2013

Linda Cooper

Colt Creek State Park
Polk County, FL

NABA count. Very unusual to see this many White Ms. The majority of them were nectaring on Erechtites hieracifolia - Fireweed. This is the only reliable place to see Appalachian Brown in our county. The park has received 8” of rain over the past week.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 37
  • Black Swallowtail 71
  • Giant Swallowtail 9
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 39
  • Checkered White 117
  • Great Southern White 14
  • Cloudless Sulphur 34
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow 19
  • Sleepy Orange 53
  • Dainty Sulphur 9
  • White M Hairstreak 32
  • Gray Hairstreak 21
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 28
  • Ceraunus Blue 34
  • Little Metalmark 6
  • Gulf Fritillary 97
  • Zebra Heliconian 23
  • Variegated Fritillary 29
  • Phaon Crescent 48
  • Pearl Crescent 61
  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 14
  • Common Buckeye 105
  • White Peacock 24
  • Viceroy 19
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Appalachian Brown 7
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Carolina Satyr 67
  • Monarch 4
  • Dorantes Longtail 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 17
  • Zarucco Duskywing 10
  • White Checkered-Skipper 9
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Southern Skipperling 13
  • Fiery Skipper 86
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 19
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 4
  • Delaware Skipper 1
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 5
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 6
  • Ocola Skipper 2

White M Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak