Sighting for October 20, 2018

Edward Perry IV

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
Okeechobee County, FL

Survey is part of the Conservation Florida Bio-Blitz that occurred at two places in Florida on this day. Rachel and I counted the butterflies with some tips from Linda Cooper (she couldn’t attend since she is in Texas!). Another Ranger from Myakka River State Park also added in a couple species he observed—he knew his butterflies. Survey started at 8:30 am and went to 5 pm ending at the Audubon Tract of land where were excited to see four Berry’s Skippers in a matter of 20 minutes! EPerry, RWarner, Ranger MStandfield, and Ranger KFerguson; a good time was had by all!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 24
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Barred Yellow 37
  • Little Yellow 23
  • Sleepy Orange 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Little Metalmark 14
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Zebra Heliconian 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 18
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 28
  • White Peacock 37
  • Viceroy 2
  • Carolina Satyr 29
  • Georgia Satyr 23
  • Monarch 4
  • Queen 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 13
  • Southern Broken-Dash 18
  • Sachem 3
  • Delaware Skipper 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 12
  • Berry's Skipper 4
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Eufala Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 96

Ocola Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Little Metalmark

Little Yellow

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Delaware Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Palmetto Skipper

Whirlabout

Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Swarthy Skipper

Carolina Satyr

Little Metalmark

Pearl Crescent

Southern Broken-Dash

Barred Yellow