Sighting for May 24, 2019

Edward Perry IV

Tosohatchee WMA
Orange County, FL

Sunny, Hot, Dry. Survey time from 8:15a to 3:20p. Not much going on until about 10:30 am. The lack of skippers was noticeable, however we topped last Friday’s count of Juniper Hairstreaks, this day with 16. It was a thrill to watch one return to the host plant, working its way up the tree with short flights until it reached the top. Predation by dragonflies was also noticeable this day; the great purple hairstreak photographed is no longer around. It was great spending the day with south Florida butterfly enthusiast Walter Wallenstein. A good time was had by all! EPerry & WWallenstein.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 16
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Cassius Blue 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 31
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • White Peacock 7
  • Viceroy 1
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 2
  • White Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 2
  • Twin-spot Skipper 1

Great Purple Hairstreak

White Checkered-Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Cassius Blue

Juniper Hairstreak

Pearl Crescent

Fiery Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Sleepy Orange