Sighting for October 22, 2016

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Very chilly morning with little lep activity. By noon things started to get more active and by late afternoon the wind slowed, the temps rose, and the activity peaked. Cemetery Road, east side of road, was best, with liatris, carphephorus, and coastal plain honeycomb head the best available nectar sources. Another spot on east loop road, about a mile or so into the loop had some liatris close to road and one Neamathla was there, the other was off Cemetery Road. Much activity from hunters today; wear bright colors and stay near roadways.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 20
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Barred Yellow 3
  • Little Yellow abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Ceraunus Blue 4
  • Little Metalmark 3
  • Gulf Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 21
  • White Peacock 5
  • Viceroy 3
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 9
  • Dorantes Longtail 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zarucco Duskywing 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 10
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Meske's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 7
  • Whirlabout 12
  • Southern Broken-Dash 28
  • Arogos Skipper 4
  • Palmetto Skipper 2
  • Dusted Skipper 29
  • Twin-spot Skipper 4
  • Ocola Skipper 14

Swarthy Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Swarthy Skipper

Twin-spot Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Viceroy

Southern Broken-Dash

White Peacock

Horace's Duskywing

Whirlabout

Little Metalmark

Ocola Skipper

Arogos Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Meske's Skipper

Little Yellow

Ceraunus Blue

Palmetto Skipper

Dotted Skipper

Swarthy Skipper