Sighting for February 14, 2021

Amelia Grimm& Leigh Williams

Roadsides through Middle Torch & Big Torch Keys
Monroe County, FL

2:30-4:30 p.m. Our objective was to survey butterflies utilizing the profusion of Coastal Plain Yellowtops and Bay Cedar blooming this week along Lower Keys little-traveled roadsides through transitional wetlands. The two sulphurs were spotted flying along tropical hammock margins. The Hairstreak was near Bay Cedar.

  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Martial Scrub-Hairstreak 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 5
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Obscure Skipper 50+

Salt Marsh Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Mangrove Buckeye