Sighting for June 15, 2019

Linda Cooper

Disney Wilderness Preserve
Polk County, FL

24th annual NABA Butterfly Count. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. two teams inside the Preserve, 1 team outside. 79°-86°; sun a.m.-70%, p.m.-20%, winds 3-6 mph. Nectar: pickerelweed, thistle, fireweed, milkpea, wood germander Spanish needles, redroot, frogfruit, verbena, eryngium, polygala, loosestrife. LCooper, SFarnsworth, KKane, DMiller, TPalmer, NPrine, PRoyston. Total party hours: 21.5, total party miles on foot: 7. Brazilian Skipper was caterpillar only. 40 species inside Preserve, total species for Count was 56.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 1
  • Zebra Swallowtail 32
  • Black Swallowtail 17
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 11
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 15
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 32
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 5
  • Barred Yellow 17
  • Little Yellow 103
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Dainty Sulphur 17
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 168
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 118
  • Little Metalmark 5
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 23
  • White Peacock 51
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Carolina Satyr 11
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 23
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 10
  • Northern Cloudywing 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 46
  • Zarucco Duskywing 21
  • White Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 8
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Three-spotted Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 8
  • Southern Skipperling 2
  • Fiery Skipper 50
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 9
  • Whirlabout 61
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Sachem 4
  • Delaware Skipper 206
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Eufala Skipper 4
  • Brazilian Skipper 0
  • Ocola Skipper 11

Great Purple Hairstreak

Little Metalmark

Queen

Palmetto Skipper

Three-spotted Skipper

Great Purple Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Palmetto Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Gray Hairstreak