Sighting for July 31, 2012

Allan R. Loudell

In & around butterfly garden, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables
Miami-Dade County, FL

It was a new experience for me to see so many Monarchs and Queens interacting with Julia Heliconians & Gulf Fritillaries. What a display of orange & brown!
My first-ever Atalas and a Mangrove Skipper! Possibly other large Sulphurs I could not I.D. to species in flight.

  • Polydamas Swallowtail 12+
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur Dozens
  • Large Orange Sulphur Dozens
  • Atala 12+
  • Cassius Blue 8
  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Julia Heliconian 15
  • Zebra Heliconian Dozens
  • White Peacock 12+
  • Monarch 15+
  • Queen 10
  • Mangrove Skipper 1
  • Monk Skipper 3