Butterfly sighting

Aug 15 2013

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Avoca Prairie Natural Area
Iowa County

Lots of viceroys, no monarchs that we could tell, but we did see a monarch caterpillar. Least skippers were everywhere. Two of the giant swallowtails were extremely photogenic. We saw many chickweed geometers, one of my favorite moths.

Chickweed Geometer

Chickweed Geometer

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Viceroy

Viceroy

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail