Sighting for October 5, 2015

Allen Belden

Anne Kolb Nature Center
Broward County, FL

Several male Statira Sulphurs seen skirmishing around Coinvine (Dalbergia ecastophyllum) and nectaring frequently on Firebush (Hamelia patens), but never for more than about a second on each flower. One female seen in a different area nectaring on Spanish Needles (Bidens alba). I had no luck photographing this high-energy, wary butterfly. Atlalas seen as chrysalids on Coontie (Zamia pumila).

  • Large Orange Sulphur 2
  • Statira Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Atala 2
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Zebra Heliconian 2
  • Mangrove Buckeye 10
  • White Peacock 3
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Atala Chysalids