Sighting for July 5, 2013

Bill Berthet

Osceola N. F. N.E. Block Pinhook Swamp
Baker County, FL

Windshield Survey Swallowtails Only 9AM-3pm
Hi 80’s-Low 90’s Winds SE 5-15
Overall habitat very wet, some roads closed due to flooding

Roads FR295, FR296F, parts of FR296-296b
FR295 merges into Road 3 going into Bethea S. F.
Parts of Eddy Grade Rd. and Road 10.
Survey ends Bethea S.F. part of Rd 6 and 6A

Most are freshly emerged mineralizing along the road or nectaring on Carolina Redroot (Lachnanthes caroliniana)

Other nectar sources included Tarflower (Befaria racemosa)
Buttonbush (cephalanthus occidentalis) and Titi or Leatherwood (Cyrilla racemiflora)

1 Fresh Dark Form Female E. Tiger Swallowtail

  • Zebra Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 39
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 279
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1066

Spicebush Swallowtail


Palamedes Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail