Butterfly sighting

Sep 17 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Cabbage whites and clouded sulphurs were everywhere! The monarchs were all fresh males, caught and tagged 2 for Monarch Watch. The American lady was very worn. Also saw a fresher lady but unable to tell if it was a Painted or American. One of the viceroys was depositing eggs on white poplar shoots. Early instar viceroy caterpillar on aspen shoot. 4 late instar Eastern tiger caterpillars on Black cherry and 2 late instar monarch caterpillars on common milkweed.

Viceroy egg

Viceroy egg

Viceroy caterpillar

Viceroy caterpillar

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

Viceroy

Viceroy