Friday, December 4, 2020

December 4, 2020

I am a Delaware Skipper
I'm triangular with bright orange wings
My wings have a black border, and in general
My undersides do not have any markings.

Location: St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Fellsmere

Sources: https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Anatrytone-logan

Photo and text © 2020 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

Thursday, December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020

I am known as a White Peacock 
I'm in the family of brush-footed butterflies
Our front legs are smaller,
Can't be used for walking
But with the other 4 we get around fine. 

Location: St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Fellsmere

Sources: https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/taxonomy/Nymphalidae

Photo and text © 2020 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

December 2, 2020

I am a Dainty Sulphur
I am yellow with little black spots
I have dark yellow/orange on my forewings
And live by roadsides and other disturbed plots.

Location: St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Fellsmere

Sources: https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/wildflowers/butterfly/dainty-sulphur/

Photo and text © 2020 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

December 1, 2020

I am known as Ceraunus Blue,
I like to live in scrubs, roadsides and yards.
I can be found throughout all of Florida
But I'm tiny, so finding me can be hard.

Location: St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Fellsmere

Sources: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/bfly/ceraunus_blue.htm

Photo and text © 2020 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

Monday, November 30, 2020

November 30, 2020

I am a Phaon Crescent, 
I began my life on a Fogfruit plant
I look similar to a Pearl Crescent
But my checkered fringe is enhanced.

St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Fellsmere

Location: location

Sources: https://deeateightam.blogspot.com/search?q=pearl
http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/bfly/phaon_crescent.htm

Photo and text © 2020 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

Sunday, November 29, 2020

November 29, 2020


I am a Red-waisted Florella Moth
From my waist down I'm dark orange-red. 
I'm also known as Orange-spotted Flower moth
Both names are easy to comprehend.

Location: St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Fellsmere

Sources: https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Syngamia-florella

Photo and text © 2020 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

Saturday, November 28, 2020

November 28, 2020

I am a Carolina Saddlebags, 
Flying fast is my super power
I can fly long distances while feeding in air
At speeds up to 17 miles an hour. 

Location: St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Fellsmere

Sources: https://uwm.edu/field-station/carolina-saddlebags

Photo and text © 2020 Dee Fairbanks Simpson