Sighting for September 7, 2013

Thomas Jantscher and Chris Edwards

Shimek State Forest - Croton Unit east section
Lee County, IA

Sightings recorded over 4 hours and 5 minutes between 9:05 am and 1:20 pm.
Habitat: Roadsides through hilly mature oak-hickory forest with a few streams (dry due to drought)
Weather: 73F - 92F, mostly cloudy - mostly sunny, mostly calm

Larve in photo is probably Common Buckeye.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 32
  • Dainty Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 51
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 25
  • Pearl Crescent 112
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Gray Comma 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 4
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1
  • Least Skipper 33
  • Delaware Skipper 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 18

Dun Skipper