Sighting for April 30, 2019

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Weather: 81°-86°, winds 11-18 mph, sun a.m. - 10%, p.m. - 90%. Drove East Loop to Cross Road to West Loop & Cemetery Rd. Main nectar: Nuttall’s Thistle, very little Yellow/Purple Thistle remaining, Spanish Needles, Frog fruit, Spermacoce. NPrine, LCooper. Astonishing number of Dusted Skippers! Some thistle heads had 4-5 Skippers and some clusters of thistles had 12-14 Skippers!

  • Zebra Swallowtail 13
  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 17
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Queen 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 16
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Delaware Skipper 8
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 4
  • Dusted Skipper 133
  • Twin-spot Skipper 16

Zebra Swallowtail

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Swarthy Skipper

Dusted Skipper, Whirlabout

Dusted Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Whirlabout

Orange Sulphur

Delaware Skipper