Butterfly sighting

Jun 26 2014

Armund Bartz

Location: Hogback Prairie State Natural Area-mostly in planted prairie on the east side of the main Hogback ridge and on the southern portion of the Hogback ridge remnant prairie
Crawford County

We (Dean Edlin-photo of Hickory H.S., and Scott Kelly) didn't keep track of individual numbers because we were working. Hairstreaks were thick and we saw at least 35 without even trying including over 12 on 1 butterfly weed plant. Great Spangled and Aphrodite Fritillaries were everywhere, and the Regal Fritillary was in the prairie planting at the base of the hogback ridge on the east side of the Hogback.

Hairstreak nectar party

Hairstreak nectar party

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak