Butterfly sighting

Jul 12

Mike Gruenke

Location: Wiouwash Trail south of Tigerton about a mile
Shawano County

I saw 3 maybe 4 of these Hickory Hairstreaks flying and chasing each other. They were hard to approach, never landing and sitting for long. Hot, humid, very sunny and quite windy, about 3:00 pm. Poor picture but identifiable. This one landed in deep shade in heavy brush near the ground and stayed long enough for a couple of quick shots.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

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