Sighting for July 13, 2021

Roy Cohutta

Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge
Jones County, GA

0945-1615, 75-87F, S-SE 2-9MPH, Cloud Cover 86>57%, Very overcast with some heavy and light rain in the morning/early afternoon kept the count low. Became very nice around mid-afternoon and the butterflies came out. Piedmont of Georgia, Pine dominated upland areas, hardwood bottomlands, creeks, ponds, open fields, gravel roadsides. Ticks were not nearly as plentiful as last trip here.

A Barred Yellow and a Hackberry Emperor apparently liked my sweat.

Last time here (6/28), there were Pearl Crescent everywhere. This time there were Hoary Edge everywhere.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 13
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Barred Yellow 6
  • Little Yellow 10
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr 20
  • Hoary Edge common
  • Southern Cloudywing 15
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dun Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Southern Cloudywing

Pipevine Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

Silvery Checkerspot

Hoary Edge

Little Yellow

Gemmed Satyr

Barred Yellow