Butterfly sighting

Sep 15 2016

Alon Coppens

Location: Private grassland in Chippewa R floodplain, west of Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

Upper 60s, calm, sunny. Asters, few Goldenrods, and a few Black Eyed Susans. Thistles now done. Eastern Tailed-Blues continue to be plentiful and vibrant. 2 Great Spangled Fritillaries (not pictured) were tattered, tan and beige. I was also unable to photograph few dark grass skippers (Dun?) flying fast and low. Single Northern Crescent very worn. Viceroy, initially found among aspen saplings (though photo on prickly ash) perhaps the most vibrant specimen I have ever seen. Lots of Autumn Meadowhawks and quite a few Mosaic Darners out too.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Gray Comma

Gray Comma