Sighting for August 3, 2016

Bart Jones

Lower Hatchie NWR
Lauderdale County, TN

Checked the NWR two weeks after the NABA count and things had changed considerably. Cloudless Sulphurs were still common, but numbers were greatly reduced. Sleepy Oranges were very scarce, but were abundant two weeks ago. However, Dainty Sulphurs were much more numerous and three very fresh Checkered Whites were seen and no Cabbage Whites. Phaon Crescents had increased in number and were at about the same level as Pearl Crescent. Many of the Orange Sulphurs seen were puddling, as illustrated in the photo. One large darkish grass-skipper was seen, but couldn’t be certainly ID’d, however my impression was a Yehl Skipper.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 10
  • Checkered White 3
  • Orange Sulphur abundant
  • Southern Dogface 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur abundant
  • Little Yellow 20
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 25
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Phaon Crescent 20
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Question Mark 12
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 50
  • Red-spotted Purple 10
  • Viceroy 15
  • Hackberry Emperor 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 7
  • Common Sootywing 4
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Sachem 2

Dainty Sulphur

sulphur puddle party

Phaon Crescent

Checkered White