Sighting for June 1, 2021

Roy Cohutta

Eastern Burke County Rural Roadsides
Burke County, GA

A number of ants are in one of the Coral Hairstreak photos. Only 1 (if any) Coral Hairstreak found per milkweed patch-no big groups located.
One large field was loaded with Checkered and Cabbage Whites.
72-85F, NE 6-9MPH, Cloud Cover 28-46%.
0900-1500: Walked, drove, took over 300 photos of most of the species on the list. Took time to get good looks and observe behavior with the butterfly binoculars.
General habitat was the ancient sandhills of Burke County, just south of the Fall Line.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Checkered White common
  • Cabbage White common
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 10
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1

Checkered White

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Great Purple Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Southern Dogface

Coral Hairstreak