Butterfly sighting

Jul 3 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: NABA Sandhill/Seneca count
Wood County

The Harvester was seen for only the 3rd year out of 19 for this NABA count. Today was the first time that I've seen European Skippers at Sandhill and the spruce/tamarack bog. The Silver-spotted Skipper is a first for this count, and my first sighting in Wood County since July of 1989. It was nectaring almost exclusively on Hoary Vervain in my prairie restoration. The Tawny-edged Skipper was also a first for this count.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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