Butterfly sighting

Jul 1 2017

Steve Kinyon

Location: Borst Valley Wildlife area
Trempealeau County

Fresh gravel along recently refinished road attracted hundreds of Commas, dozens of Crescents, Red Admirals, Baltimore Checkerspots and Fritillaries. Many fewer butterflies after 1 pm.
Nice sedge area.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

European Skipper

European Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record