Butterfly sighting

Jul 3 2015

Ron Arnold, D Nussbaum, Mike Reese, Fern Springs

Location: NABA Sandhill/Seneca Count
Wood County

This was the 25th year for the Sandhill/Seneca count. Acadian Hairstreak, Great Spangled Fritillary, Northern Crescent, Mourning Cloak, Eyed Brown and Monarch have been seen on each of the 25 counts. Thank you to everyone that helped this year. 34 species and 669 individuals were seen. We came across a large spider with her back covered in babies. She looked more like a bumpy toad when she moved.

Common Wood-Nymph  photo by Ron Arnold

Common Wood-Nymph photo by Ron Arnold

Wolf spider sp. carry young  photo by Ron Arnold

Wolf spider sp. carry young photo by Ron Arnold

Acadian Hairstreak photo by D. Nussbaum

Acadian Hairstreak photo by D. Nussbaum

Two-spotted Skipper  photo by D. Nussbaum

Two-spotted Skipper photo by D. Nussbaum

Compton Tortoiseshell  photo by D. Nussbaum

Compton Tortoiseshell photo by D. Nussbaum

Appalachian Brown  photo by D. Nussbaum

Appalachian Brown photo by D. Nussbaum

Edwards' Hairstreak, Dion Skippers  photo by D. Nussbaum

Edwards' Hairstreak, Dion Skippers photo by D. Nussbaum

plume moth on poke milkweed  photo by D. Nussbaum

plume moth on poke milkweed photo by D. Nussbaum

Frosted Whiteface caught by sundew  photo by D. Nussbaum

Frosted Whiteface caught by sundew photo by D. Nussbaum

Laphria thoracica with prey photo by Ron Arnold

Laphria thoracica with prey photo by Ron Arnold

laphria canis with prey  photo by D. Nussbaum

laphria canis with prey photo by D. Nussbaum

Bog Copper photo by Fern Springs

Bog Copper photo by Fern Springs