Butterfly sighting

Aug 16 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Rettenmund Prairie SNA
Dane County

At least 8 other small "black" butterflies flitting about with same behavior and in same habitat area (flying low, seldom landing, interacting, along mowed lane and hay field edge at bottom of the prairie along E. edge) Probably Common Sootywings.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

American Lady

American Lady

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail