Midlands Chapter – SI Group (formerly Albermarle Corporation), Orangeburg, SC – September 6, 2014

Carolina Butterfly Society Midlands Chapter Trip Report
SI Group (formerly Albermarle Corporation)
Orangeburg, SC
September 6, 2014

We spent the day at SI Group’s Hundred Acre Woods along with some members of the Master Naturalist group. Arthur Sweatman was our walk leader and Diane Curlee was our trip organizer. Also in attendance were Bud Webster, Jerry Bright, Laurie Walden, Susan Hamilton, Hilda Flamholtz and Dave and Marty Kastner. Some folks came only for the morning, some for the afternoon and some of us stayed all day so everyone did not see all of the butterflies.

Palamedes Swallowtail 9
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
Little Yellow 1
Sleepy Orange 11 (2 ovipositing on Sickle Pod)
Cloudless Sulphur 25
Great Purple Hairstreak 1
Red-banded Hairstreak 5
Gray Hairstreak 9
Gulf Fritillary 5
Variegated Fritillary 7
Red Admiral 1
Common Buckeye 7 (no caterpillars were found this year)
Red-spotted Purple 2
Goatweed Leafwing 5 (3 were females and at least 1 was male)
Carolina/Intricate Satyr 14
Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Horace’s Duskywing 2
Zarucco Duskywing 1
White Checkered-Skipper 5
Least Skipper 1
Southern Skipperling 3
Fiery Skipper 9
Dun Skipper 1
Zebulon Skipper 2 (Orangeburg County record!)
Clouded Skipper 1
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper 1 (Orangeburg County record!)
Ocola Skipper 1

Goatweed Leafwing caterpillars 9

27 Species


Marty & Dave Kastner
Blythewood, SC
Richland County