Sighting for September 18, 2020

Linda Cooper

Withlacoochee State Forest
Sumter County, FL

9:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Weather: 83°-90°, breezy, clear. Nectar: Spanish needles, pickerelweed, elephant’s foot. LCooper, DFraser, EPerry, RWarner. Astonishing number of Dukes’ Skippers possibly in response to wet conditions. Brazilian Skipper caterpillars seen but no adults.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 10
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 4
  • Viceroy 5
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 15
  • Zarucco Duskywing 4
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 8
  • Northern Broken-Dash 6
  • Byssus Skipper 4
  • Dukes' Skipper 18
  • Berry's Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 30

Northern Broken-Dash

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Dukes' Skipper

Whirlabout

Barred Yellow

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Dukes' Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Dukes' Skipper

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Dukes' Skipper

White Peacock

Dukes' Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Tawny-edged Skipper