Sighting for August 12, 2020

John and Nancy Crosby

Sea Way NE, Shellman Bluff, GA
McIntosh County, GA

95 degrees, Sunny. Lots of rain lately! Zinnias have been the favored nectar source all summer but they’ve taken a beating from all the rain and now Mexican Sunflower alive with butterflies. Other nectar sources include Firecracker plant, Salvia, Old-fashioned petunias, abelia shrub, agapanthus lily, plumbago (host plant for Cassius Blues & Swallowtails nectar on it alot), hollyhock, butterfly bush, helitrope & gallarida.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Cassius Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Long-tailed Skipper 16
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 18
  • Ocola Skipper 3

Cassius Blue

Cloudless Sulphur

Gulf Fritillary

Palamedes Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Ocola Skipper

Whirlabout

Southern Broken-Dash

Fiery Skipper

Southern Broken-Dash