Butterfly sighting

Jun 8 2019

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Off of Hwy78 between Sauk City and Mazomanie
Dane County

Red Admiral caterpillars have tied up Stinging Nettles leaves with silk strands to make a leaf nest to protect them. Quite a few leaves are closed up but not as completely over-run as they did in the invasion year 2012! Photo shows a Red Admiral caterpillar sewing a Nettles leaf shut.

Red Admiral caterpillar

Red Admiral caterpillar