Butterfly sighting

Jul 5 2014

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: Wildenberg Sand Prairie
Columbia County

Two large patches of Swamp Milkweed, plus several scattered plants have been a butterfly bonanza bringing in lots of hairstreaks, and large patches of Vervain have brought in a lot of Silver-Spotted Skippers.

My biggest surprise, and a first for this location was a uncooperative Little Yellow in during the morning trip, but patience was rewarded with a decent ID photo.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record