Butterfly sighting

May 9 2010

Ryan Brady

Location: Moquah Barrens State Natural Area
Bayfield County

Peak or near-peak flight of Chryxus Arctics, despite some snow in shaded areas! Most were found clustered in five small areas. Saw lots of territorial disputes, one pair mating, and another individual just emerging. Also had my lifer Olympia Marble -- a rare find up here. What a gorgeous little butterfly!

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Chryxus Arctic

Chryxus Arctic

Chryxus Arctic

Chryxus Arctic

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

★ = New county photo record