Sighting for November 4, 2015

John Lampkin

Fred and Ida Schulz Preserve, Apollo Beach
Hillsborough County, FL

9 - 12; 84-88 and sunny
Terrific bayside habitat in a little-visited preserve.
Soldier is uncommon for this area.
First Dainty Sulphurs seen since the spring.
Unusual mating posture for the Clouded Skippers

  • Great Southern White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Barred Yellow 27
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Sleepy Orange 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 7
  • Cassius Blue 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Zebra Heliconian 14
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Mangrove Buckeye 7
  • White Peacock 50+
  • Carolina Satyr 2
  • Queen 2
  • Soldier 1
  • Dorantes Longtail 2
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 11
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 1

Dainty Sulphur

Soldier

Clouded Skipper