Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pelee Island Insects - May 3rd, 2012

Going to continue to post two messages here to keep things simple (for me)....

May 3, 2012 - Ken Burrell, my dad and myself


Highlight was 2 Dainty Sulphurs... One at Fish Point in the morning, one on the south shore around 3pm

Little Yellow - At least 20 individuals. The first around noon at Fish Point, and the trend continues where they were seen regularly in several places by the evening.

American Snout: somehow we hadn't seen any Snouts until today, when they suddenly became common (50-100 individuals seen)

Giant Swallowtail - 1

Dark Swallowtail sp - 1

The "trend" continues for other species, as Common Buckeye(40+) and Variegated Frit(20+) were much more in evidence than yesterday.


Swamp Darners continued to increase - migrants

"Red Saddlebags" - 6 individuals. Only one was ID'd - a true Red Saddlebags

Spot-winged Glider - 1

Variegated Meadowhawk - 2

Painted Skimmer - 3 individuals

Black Saddlebags - only 5

Twelve-spotted Skimmer - 25+ individuals today - many appear to be migrants

1 large female Spreadwing Species


Super super fresh

I was excited for the first one...... Little Yellow

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