Sighting for April 20, 2015

Laurel Rhodes

Scherer-Thaxton Preserve in Osprey, south of Sarasota
Sarasota County, FL

With Melanie Weiss (photos), visiting from Wash. state; Partly cloudy, humid 89F, three hours. We were thrilled to see many Metalmarks, which are uncommon in the county.

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Barred Yellow 1
  • Little Yellow 6
  • Dainty Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 8
  • Little Metalmark 20+
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • White Peacock 10
  • Viceroy 9
  • Southern Skipperling 3
  • Delaware Skipper 2
  • Monk Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 5

White Peacock

Viceroy

Little Metalmark

Dainty Sulphur

Viceroy caterpillar