Sighting for October 4, 2015

Jim Egbert

Upper Delta WMA.Tensaw
Baldwin County, AL

Cloudy,strong North winds,upper 50s early,but with breaks in the clouds warmed to mid 60s.Each time the sun would come out and the butterfies would take to the sky,as soon the clouds returned they disappeared,and this was repeated during the enter outing.At one point the Tawny Emperor came into the car for a visit,while the clouds past by.This area was protected from the wind by a thick bottomland forest,which helped with the number of species sighted.

  • Cloudless Sulphur common
  • Barred Yellow 2
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Red-spotted Purple 7
  • Viceroy 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Gemmed Satyr 1
  • Carolina Satyr common
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1