Then I found my best bug of the day and didn't even know it. While photographing the Florida White, I saw a dark swallowtail which I recognized as a non-Pipevine. Only problem was, I thought it was a Black Swallowtail. After getting home and going through the photos I realized my Black Swallowtail had some weird spotting on the underwings. Turns out it was a female Broad-banded Swallowtail, my first! Um, well, wrong again. Mike Rickard just sent me an email informing me that the tails are way to long for female Broad-banded and it is actually a female Ornythion. Woops. Well, it's still a new one for me.
Then I met a nice guy who showed me a Red-bordered Pixie, my first in quite a while.
After lunch I made another loop through the woods and added this Malachite, my first for the fall.
There were lots of Tropical Leafwings on the bait logs and I kept scrutinizing them, hoping to get lucky. And I did. This is the first Pale-spotted Leafwing I have ever found on my own.
Wow, what a day! I almost forgot the Olive-clouded Skipper which is normally a pretty good bug for the day.
Oh yeah, there was a Zebra Heliconian also.