Sighting for August 25, 2013

Thomas Jantscher

Sedan Bottoms WMA
Appanoose County, IA

Sightings recorded over 4 hours and 50 minutes between 9:30 am and 3:45 pm. Temperature: 78F - 95F, sunny, some wind. Habitat: Moist bottomland with riverside woods, fields, and marshes, and upland woods with mature forest and some adjacent grassy fields.

Surprisingly low numbers of Clouded and Orange Sulphurs (and others), and no Sachem or Fiery Skipper. Many Pearl Crescents puddling at moist sandy streambeds.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 115
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Red-spotted Admiral 3
  • Viceroy 11
  • Hackberry Emperor 3
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Common Sootywing 3
  • Least Skipper 48
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 30
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 5

Zabulon Skipper

Common Buckeye