Sighting for May 13, 2014

Laurel Rhodes

Lake Manatee State Park
Manatee County, FL

With Karen Finch (photos), Jean and Bill Evoy (photo). Full sun, breezy, 80F. All skippers we observed were nectaring on Buttonbush near the lake.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Great Southern White 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 30+
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 3
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Queen 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 3
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Neamathla Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Palamedes Swallowtail

Twin-spot Skipper

Neamathla Skipper