Sighting for September 24, 2014

Jim Egbert

Co.Rd. 20 Foley Al. and Mobile St. Gulf Shores Al.
Baldwin County, AL

Cool and windy this morning, suppressed butterfly movement in all but the most protected areas; by late morning the wind had calmed and it warmed, and they returned to their normal movements. I found a couple of Palmetto Skipper visiting Blazing Star flowers on Mobile St. today, I was fooled back in June when I found what turned out to Delaware Skippers.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail common
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Gulf Fritillary 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Queen 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Palatka Skipper 7
  • Dion Skipper 3
  • Ocola Skipper common