Sighting for December 28, 2021

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA
Dougherty County, GA

Best butterfly was a Southern Dogface (new late date for Georgia?) which I chased, but could get only a long-distance photo of it.

Observed 5 Queen mated-pairs. I saw them all shortly after I arrived.

Queen and Monarch counts are conservative estimates.

1330-1515, 75-77F, Wind SE 13-24MPH, Cloud Cover 61-67%, Field with mustard next to swamp.
31.47035511262636, -84.37643697626415

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Southern Dogface 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 13
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Zebra Heliconian 10
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Monarch 40
  • Queen 150
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 2

Zebra Heliconian

Queen

Gulf Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Southern Dogface

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Long-tailed Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur