Butterfly sighting

Aug 20 2014

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, Chippewa River floodplain
Chippewa County

Giant Swallowtails, so plentiful two weeks ago, now gone (zero seen). A nice sunny afternoon and fritillaries, grass skippers, Cabbage Whites and an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Other notable no-shows: Monarchs and Viceroys.
Also a robber fly (asilidae) laying eggs near an ant nest opening.

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail