Butterfly sighting

Aug 15 2018

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Two Rivers/Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

I just looked at the gardens along the trail today. Despite lots of nectar sources and sun there were few butterflies today. Of course, I was distracted by the clearwings and the White-lined Sphinx. The black form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was completely missing one hindwing but was flying well.

White-lined Sphinx (moth)

White-lined Sphinx (moth)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)