Sighting for June 2, 2021

Roy Cohutta

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Richmond County, GA

The large Broad-winged Skipper is common here. Its slow floppy flight is distinctive. Most individuals observed today were flying through the reeds beyond the reach of my camera.

3 of the 4 Broad-winged Skipper photos show a probable female cleaning her proboscis and face. The other BWS photo is of a male (I think).

74-80F, SE 3-5MPH, Cloud Cover 95%, 0930-11:45, Constructed Wetland Habitat.

The thick overcast probably kept the observations of other species low.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper common

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper