Week of February 4, 2019

 Although it may be the dead of winter, when there is an extended spell of warm weather certain species will take to the wing. Some of these are hibernating adults that come out and fly and take advantage of the warmth while others can be early emergence triggered by a period of spring like temps.

Many species are sexually dimorphic (males and females look differently). Click on the links below to see more information and photos.

SPREADWING SKIPPERS

Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRASS SKIPPERS

 

 

 

 

 

SWALLOWTAILS

 

 

 

 

SULPHURS AND WHITES

 

 

Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)

 

 

 

 

Sleepy Orange (Abaeis nicippe)

Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

Southern Dogface (Zerene cesonia)

Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)

 

 

 

 

Checkered White (Pontia protodice)

 

   

 

HAIRSTREAKS AND BLUES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRUSHFOOTS

American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

 

 

 

 

American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

Painted Lady (Vanessa carudi)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goatweed Leafwing (Anaea andria)

 

 

 

 


If you see something not on the above list, let me know.

Email Dale Clark