Sighting for July 14, 2013

Shane Patterson

Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve
Jasper County, IA

Time: 4:00-6:45 p.m.
Weather: 85-83 °F, mostly sunny, ESE winds largely blocked by hilly terrain.
Habitat: varied, including mesic prairie, mowed paths, oak-hickory groves, savanna, scrub-shrub, streamside woods, and constructed wetlands.
Notes: Minimum of 11 Striped Hairstreaks, including moderately worn males vigorously defending patches of hawthorns on sunny hillsides. Fresher-looking individuals were basking/resting down low in various shrubs (e.g., dogwoods). Edwards’ Hairstreaks were perching at a traditional hilltop along Bur Oak savanna. Coral Hairstreaks were around clumps of Black Cherry and American Plum. Banded Hairstreaks were scattered nearly throughout the wooded habitats, but mostly by walnuts and oaks. Regarding skippers on this visit, I did not find Dion Skipper at a wetland that held 13+ here in July of 2011.

  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Copper 3
  • Coral Hairstreak 4
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 3
  • Banded Hairstreak 17
  • Striped Hairstreak 11
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 80
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 16
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 65
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 12
  • Common Wood-Nymph 15
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Least Skipper 13
  • Dun Skipper 2

Striped Hairstreak