Sighting for September 11, 2019

David L. Amadio

Norfolk Botanical Garden
Norfolk city, VA

Obs. made 10a.m. to 6 p.m.78-86 degrees & Sun. Overall butterfly numbers less than past September visits, but typical diversity. The large plantings of Lantana completely without blooms. Wildflower meadow was very productive with Zinnias the most popular nectar source.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 20
  • Sleepy Orange 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 11
  • Common Buckeye 22
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 24
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 23
  • Sachem 12
  • Dion Skipper 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 17

Pipevine Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary

Long-tailed Skipper

Brazilian Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper