Butterfly sighting

Jun 13 2013

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Phlox and Lupine sites in Crex Meadows and adjacent Burnett County Forest
Burnett County

7:10 am to 4:15 pm, 58-82 degrees F, 60% sunshine, wind 0-12 mph. We only surveyed dry places that had phloxes (most had lupines). Also saw 5 unidentified Tiger Swallowtails. We found 45 Phlox Moths too, a high number for them. Their behavior and the Downy Phlox phenology suggested that Phlox Moths were still pre-peak on this date. Gorgone Checkerspot and Dusted Skipper numbers were above average.