Butterfly sighting

Jul 30 2017

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

I saw other butterflies (e.g., in the satyr family and various skippers), but positive identification did not occur due to either constant flight or just plain lack of trying (skippers). I also saw several Hummingbird Clearwing and Snowberry Clearwing moths, and I came across what I believe is a Virginia Creeper Sphinx moth caterpillar on wild grape.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Virginia Creeper Sphinx caterpillar

Virginia Creeper Sphinx caterpillar

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail