Sighting for April 12, 2017

Edward Perry IV

Bull Creek WMA
Osceola County, FL

Area was very dry. Nectar sources were purple thistle, Nuttall’s thistle, daisy fleabane, and sweet clover. Like an oasis in a desert, some purple thistles had as many as six species of butterflies on a single bloom! Weather was warm, sunny and dry. Only surveyed the road shoulders as turkey hunting was still in season until 1 pm this day. Most nectar sources were in ditch along road shoulders.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 8
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Palamedes Swallowtail 90
  • Great Southern White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Barred Yellow 8
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Ceraunus Blue 6
  • Little Metalmark 21
  • Gulf Fritillary 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Phaon Crescent 9
  • Pearl Crescent 25
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • White Peacock 5
  • Georgia Satyr 1
  • Queen 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 15
  • Confused Cloudywing 1
  • Zarucco Duskywing 6
  • Swarthy Skipper 25
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Dotted Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 48
  • Whirlabout 173
  • Southern Broken-Dash 4
  • Arogos Skipper 16
  • Delaware Skipper 37
  • Aaron's Skipper 4
  • Palmetto Skipper 44
  • Dun Skipper 6
  • Monk Skipper 6
  • Dusted Skipper 3
  • Twin-spot Skipper 106

Arogos Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Skipper nectar party

Palamedes Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Whirlabout, Aaron's Skipper

Georgia Satyr

Northern Cloudywing

Monk Skipper, Twin-spot Skipper

Whirlabout

Monk Skipper, Dotted Skipper

Zarucco Duskywing

Little Metalmark

Skipper nectar party