Sighting for May 9, 2014

Laurel Rhodes

Fakahatchee Preserve State Park near Everglades City
Collier County, FL

With Karen Finch (photos). Full sun; walked roadsides and tram roads in the strand. Conditions were extremely dry. Spanish Needles and Buttonbush used for nectar.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 30+
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Julia Heliconian 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 14
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • White Peacock 11
  • Viceroy 1
  • Ruddy Daggerwing 14
  • Queen 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 2

Ruddy Daggerwing

Julia Heliconian

Ruddy Daggerwing

Silver-spotted Skipper