Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 918126

Mangrove Skipper
Phocides pigmalion

Observation date: August 24, 2013
Submitted by: 4wildlife
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Location was in the butterfly garden of Lovers Key State Park..33931 Day was sunny, hot, humid and the garden was in full bloom with various flowers, trees and bushes. This particular butterfly was flying from sensitive plant, to porter weed, to the beauty berry bush....it was flighty and rested only very quickly before moving on to another food source. There were zebra longwings, cloudless sulfurs, gulf fritillary butterflies all around. This is a great location year round to see these lovely creatures.
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: August 28, 2013
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Lee County