Sighting for September 14, 2015

Bill Berthet

Ralph E. Simmons Memorial State Forest
Nassau County, FL

Survey dates include 09-4,8,10,11,14- 2015

13 hours field time usually from 10-12, sunny-partly cloudy to cloudy,
Winds 5-10

Habitats surveyed include: Bottomland, Upland Longleaf Pine, and Upland Slope Forests, Sandhill, Mesic and Wet longleaf pine flatwoods, floodplain swamps and seepage/drainage slopes and roadside hotspots.

Nectar sources in the following Genera: Elephantopus, Lilium, Carphephorus, Liatris, Clitoria, Verbena, Bidens, Eupatorium, Lachnanthes, Diodia, Marshallia, Conoclinium, and Pontederia.

Several swallowtails mineralizing along forest trail/road.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 22
  • Zebra Swallowtail 6
  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 13
  • Southern Dogface 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 135
  • Barred Yellow 5
  • Little Yellow 19
  • Sleepy Orange 37
  • Gray Hairstreak 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 195
  • Zebra Heliconian 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 22
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Southern Pearly-eye 9
  • Creole Pearly-eye 2
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Gemmed Satyr 2
  • Carolina Satyr 26
  • Common Wood-Nymph 15
  • Monarch 2
  • Queen 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 41
  • Southern Cloudywing 9
  • Confused Cloudywing 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 16
  • Zarucco Duskywing 27
  • Swarthy Skipper 31
  • Clouded Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Meske's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Crossline Skipper 4
  • Whirlabout 27
  • Southern Broken-Dash 6
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Sachem 4
  • Delaware Skipper 4
  • Palmetto Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2
  • Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 7
  • Dusky Roadside-Skipper 1
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 4

Clouded Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Cofaqui Giant-Skipper egg

Common Wood-Nymph

Confused Cloudywing

Creole Pearly-eye

Dusky Roadside-Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

Little Glassywing

Meske's Skipper

Palmetto Skipper

Southern Cloudywing

Southern Pearly-eye

Spicebush Swallowtail

Swarthy Skipper

Zebra Heliconian

Zarucco Duskywing

Whirlabout

Twin-spot Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Crossline Skipper

Appalachian Brown