Butterfly sighting

Sep 23 2014

Jim Otto

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

This was a morning visit. Conditions were perfect: sunny, 60+ degrees, and not too windy. There were many Eastern Buck Moths flying this morning. I was fortunate to have one land for a photo. One of my photos shows a VERY worn fritillary which lacks most of its wing scales and wing edge. Looks like a Meadow Frit to me. The brave thing was still flying. Oddest sighting was an American Copper courting, then mating with a female Purplish Copper! Photos attached!

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Purplish Copper, American Copper

Purplish Copper, American Copper

Purplish Copper, American Copper

Purplish Copper, American Copper

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Buck Moth

Buck Moth

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

American Copper

American Copper

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record