Sighting for March 11, 2017

Laurel Rhodes

Scherer-Thaxton Preserve
Sarasota County, FL

With Dusty Rhodes(photos). 78-81F. Full sun. Hiked 2.5 hrs. Twinspot Skipper has unusual extra spots on ventral. Metalmark colors muted. Thistles and Bidens were top nectar sources.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Dainty Sulphur 9
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Little Metalmark 13
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Phaon Crescent 9
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • White Peacock 14
  • Queen 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zarucco Duskywing 1
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Southern Skipperling 4
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Whirlabout 3
  • Southern Broken-Dash 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 2

Southern Broken-Dash

Whirlabout

Twin-spot Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Little Metalmark

Northern Cloudywing, Twin-spot Skipper