Sighting for March 25, 2021

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA, West Side
Calhoun County, GA

Toured habitat of upland open pine woods and hardwood swamps and the transitions areas between. Area had been recently burned.

Sprouts were coming up from the charred ground, as seen in the photo of the Cloudless Sulphur ovipositing on a tender young sprout. Nearby was a swarm of Eastern Tailed-Blue, probably numbering in excess of 100 individuals.

I observed the Leafwing with binoculars, but was not able to photograph this very wary individual. An hour was spent on this fruitless stalking effort.

The several Duskywings not reported looked like Juvenal’s or Horace’s (seen with aid of binoculars).

75-84F, Partly Cloudy, 14-33MPH S (Very windy all day), 12:24-3:00PM

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Goatweed Leafwing 1
  • Carolina Satyr 7

Cloudless Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue