Sighting for October 9, 2020

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Rachel and I were out scouting for the upcoming Bullied By Skippers field trip which has been repeatedly postponed due to poor weather here in Florida. We had a great day and got the “Bull Creek Fabulous Five” (Florida Dusted Skipper, Dotted Skipper, Arogos Skipper, Berry’s Skipper, Meske’s Skipper) two times over, with a Palmetto Skipper added on each! Monday’s field trip participants (Monday, Oct. 12th) should be excited as this area is in prime condition for butterflies right now. EPerry & RWarner from 9am to 4 pm, but things didn’t pick up until late morning and we rounded out the day with 45 species.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 11
  • Black Swallowtail 13
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 17
  • Cloudless Sulphur 19
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow 51
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Little Metalmark 4
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • White Peacock 8
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Georgia Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Dorantes Longtail 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Meske's Skipper 17
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Whirlabout 8
  • Southern Broken-Dash 13
  • Sachem 1
  • Arogos Skipper 17
  • Delaware Skipper 6
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Palmetto Skipper 12
  • Berry's Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 9
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 5

Southern Broken-Dash

Arogos Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Dusted Skipper

Confused Cloudywing

Meske's Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Meske's Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Arogos Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Aaron's Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Berry's Skipper

Monarch

Dusted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Meske's Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Meske's Skipper