Sighting for October 23, 2014

Jim Egbert

north side of Intra Coastal Waterway;from N East 1st St ,west to Plash Island Gulf Shores
Baldwin County, AL

A dry cold front moved past yesterday; making it down right cold this morning; warmed into mid 70s by noon. That front was the push; that brought a big wave of Monarchs to the Alabama coast.Today I went back to where I saw A. jatrophae last Friday; mower had trimmed the area back some since my last visit. The White Peacock was not sighted, but a Funereal Duskywing was.
I picked up several road kills in East Point Fla; Long Tailed Skippers, Gulf Fritillary, Buckeye, and Monarchs some of them had fire ants already working on them, I knocked off as many ants as possible an put the butterflies on the floor board of the car. Then today at my 1st stop today; I found that one of the road kill Monarchs had risen from the dead, and was flipping around inside the back wind shield. I released, it and it went to a Lantana bush just off the street, and a few mins. later it was gone.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak common
  • Gulf Fritillary 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch common
  • Long-tailed Skipper 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 4
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Whirlabout 2
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 12+