Butterfly sighting

Jun 25 2016

Jym Mooney

Location: Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit
Waukesha County

The odd photo is a Mydas Fly, a member of a group that includes the largest known fly in the world. This one was well over an inch long and quite bulky. They are infrequently seen because their adult lifespan can be brief.

Mydas fly

Mydas fly

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot