Butterfly sighting

Aug 2 2014

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Buffalo Lake near Montello
Marquette County

This Red-Spotted Purple was fluttering around the backyard of our lake property. It landed on my husband's hand and didn't want to leave. He had to carefully lift it off, and it continued to follow him around. He took the picture on his hand, and I captured a later shot in the Black Walnut tree. Also, nearby was an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, and earlier in the day I spotted two or three Monarchs and a Monarch fourth-instar caterpillar, as shown in the photo. Warm day, mid 80s F, humid.

Monarch catepillar

Monarch catepillar

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple