Sighting for October 6, 2014

Jim Egbert

NjJuniper St Foley ;to Bay Rd Magnolia Spring ;to Baldwin County Rd 1
Baldwin County, AL

The Checked Skippers I found today where Common and Tropical. The Common (communis),was inland on high ground, where as the Tropical (oileus) was in the marshs along the water fronts of Mobile and Weeks Bay. No mixing today.
Also in those wet areas I found a dark skipper with a pale reddish brown ray extending from the base of the ventral side of the hind
wing to its outer margin and it has a couple of light colored spots in the discal area of the dorsel side of the forewing. I think it is a female Duke’s Skipper.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Little Yellow common
  • Gray Hairstreak 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak common
  • Gulf Fritillary common
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper common
  • Whirlabout 4
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Palatka Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 8