Butterfly sighting

Jul 22 2018

Alex Harman

Location: Various sites, including the Ridges Sanctuary, private land near Ridges, and Newport State Park
Door County

In addition, saw many (75+) Hine's Emeralds on the private land, as well as 1 Cicindelidia punctulata, 10-15 Ellipsoptera macra, 25-25 Cicindela hirticollis rhodensis, and 15-20 C. repanda at Newport State Park (this is the first record of E. macra along the western coast of Lake Michigan). Searched extensively for Dorcas Copper at Ridges, but with no success. Additional Browns and many grass skippers were seen, but left unidentified (although I'm working on some of the skippers).