Butterfly sighting

Jul 9 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Smith-Reiner Drumlin Prairie, near Cambridge
Dane County

Sunny and mid-70s. A perfect day. Monarchs everywhere. In addition to butterflies, saw many different dragonflies, including twelve-spotted skimmer and Halloween pennant. The highlight of the day was a new butterfly for me: a variegated fritillary. This individual was very worn, but its markings were still quite distinctive.

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

★ = New county photo record