Sighting for July 20, 2013

Shane Patterson

Tyrone Wildlife Management Area
Monroe County, IA

Time: 3:00-6:30 p.m.
Weather: 88-86 °F, calm, mostly sunny.
Habitat: clay-dirt service roads and grassy paths through oak-hickory forest, second-growth, meadows, hayfields, creeks, and row-crop fields (all on public land). Monarda fistulosa and Pycnanthemum were the most heavily visited nectaring plants.
Notes: The photographed Horace’s Duskywing oviposited repeatedly on Quercus seedlings. Among the Great Spangleds, I saw a range from extremely worn to very fresh-looking individuals. The 24 for Little Wood-Satyr is much greater than I’d normally expect so far into July. The Bronze Copper represents an unusual occurrence for this site, although the species is found reliably elsewhere in southern IA.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 15
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 70
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 65
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 250
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Gray Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 8
  • Tawny Emperor 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 24
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 35
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 11
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 21
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 6

Northern Broken-Dash

Bronze Copper

Horace's Duskywing