Butterfly sighting

Jul 9 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Hogback Prairie State Natural Area
Crawford County

1.8 hours. We also found two Leadplant Moths, a prairie specialists we've surveyed for 24 years. This is our 26th straight year monitoring Regal Fritillaries during their main flight here. 80 Regals is below the recent average (like every Regal site but one that we know about this year) but still above the long-term median. Regals have increased a great deal here since 1992. We saw 78 male Regals and 2 of unknown gender.