Sighting for June 16, 2020

John Lampkin

Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve
Hillsborough County, FL

10 - noon; 78-85, humid.
Partial burn several months ago and June rains brought out abundant Bidens Alba and other nectar sources.
Ceraunus Blue is laying eggs on Tropical Puff, Neptunia pubescence, in a favorite large patch which serves as hostplant, nectar and a singles hangout.
Unusual coloration on the female Dainty Sulphur.
12 sulphurs-either Statira or Cloudless

  • Checkered White 1
  • Great Southern White 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur
  • Orange-barred Sulphur 1
  • Statira Sulphur
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 50+
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Fulvous Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue ~25
  • Gulf Fritillary 18
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 34
  • White Peacock 5
  • Viceroy 4
  • Queen 4
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • White Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 20
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 1

White Peacock

Zarucco Duskywing

Ceraunus Blue

Dainty Sulphur