Sighting for October 17, 2020

Linda Cooper

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

9:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Weather: 74°-86°; winds 9-15 with gusts to 20 mph; sun all day 70%. Nectar: liatris, carphephorus, balduina, pickerelweed, Spanish needles, rayless sunflower, primrose willow. DBollmar, LCooper, SFarnsworth, SMcLeod, EPerry, NPrine, WWallenstein, RWarner. Same area covered as earlier in the week and skipper numbers definitely dropping off despite abundant nectar.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 15
  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 21
  • Cloudless Sulphur 16
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 98
  • Gray Hairstreak 15
  • Ceraunus Blue 14
  • Little Metalmark 14
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • White Peacock 25
  • Viceroy 3
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • Georgia Satyr 23
  • Monarch 1
  • Queen 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 40
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 6
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 24
  • Dotted Skipper 2
  • Meske's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 14
  • Whirlabout 19
  • Southern Broken-Dash 30
  • Sachem 1
  • Arogos Skipper 11
  • Delaware Skipper 5
  • Palmetto Skipper 18
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Berry's Skipper 3
  • Monk Skipper 3
  • Dusted Skipper 18
  • Eufala Skipper 4
  • Twin-spot Skipper 17
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 41

Palatka Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

White Peacock

Zarucco Duskywing

Whirlabout

Eufala Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Whirlabout

Fiery Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Palamedes Swallowtail

Little Yellow

Arogos Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Ocola Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Little Metalmark

Brazilian Skipper

Berry's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Dusted Skipper