Butterfly sighting

Aug 10

SWBA Field Trip to Sauk Prairie Recreation Area

Location: Sauk Prairie Recreation Area
Sauk County

75 degrees and partly sunny. Field trip of the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association, led by Karl and Dorothy Legler. 24 participants. We found 19 species. Painted Lady was the most common butterfly! The astonishing find was the Reakirt's Blue, a very rare immigrant from the Southwest. Note the photo of black female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail which characteristically shows the underlying tiger stripes on the underside of the hindwing (photo by Pat Ready). Reakirt's upper side by Jim Otto. Four other photos by Lester Doyle.

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

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