Butterfly sighting

May 2 2015

Kyle Johnson

Location: Namekagon Trail Bog
Burnett County

This is the "popular puddling area" where Namekagon Trail crosses a fair-sized acid bog. Very dry conditions but a few species puddling. Odd to find NO brown elfins in the bog, yet many of a spring bog moth (Epelis truncataria) that has a similar phenology. Bad year for brown elfins?