Sighting for December 17, 2020

Walter Wallenstein

Long Key Natural Area in Davie
Broward County, FL

With the Jack-In-The-Bush (Chromolaena odorata) blooming, I expected to see dozens of Ruddy Daggerwings. However, as I entered the park, sunny skies gave way to clouds with the arrival of a cold front. Still a good, short outing, as I saw my first Malachite in almost 3 years.
Time there: 2:15-3:15

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Atala 18
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • White Peacock 4
  • Malachite 1
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 5
  • Monarch 1

Julia Heliconian

Malachite

Ruddy Daggerwing

Gulf Fritillary

Malachite

Atala

Pearl Crescent

Atala