Butterfly sighting

May 1 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens
Jackson County

Dike 17, West of Brockway Road south of Bauer Road, west of Hunter Haven Road, and north of Hwy 54. 9:38 am to 3:05 pm, 61-74 degrees F, 60% sun, wind west 4-8 mph. We walked 9 miles of survey routes. We had 6 unidentified elfins. Funereal Duskywing was the size of a Juvenal's DW, larger than a Wil Indo DW. It looked like a Wild Indigo DW on the top side but had a conspicuous white fringe along the entire hindwing. I (Scott) saw the topside for > 1 minute from up close, but never a good look at the underside. Ann got a poor view of it from any angle.

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