Butterfly sighting

Jul 26 2018

Ann Thering

Location: My garden
Dane County

Ambush bugs are more abundant than usual in my yard. In the last couple of days, they have captured two Peck's skippers, a Cabbage White, a Brown-belted Bumble Bee, and no doubt many other bugs. In fact, one grabbed a Red-Spotted Purple while I was photographing it! The hairstreak and voracious predator were photographed in Iowa County the day before.

Hickory Hairstreak, Ambush Bug

Hickory Hairstreak, Ambush Bug