Butterfly sighting

Sep 16 2019

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Dewey Heights Prairie SNA
Grant County

Many monarchs drifting south.
Yellow-collared Scape Moth (Cisseps fulvicollis) nectaring on False Boneset (Brickellia eupatorioides) - common day-flying on goldenrods. Very similar to Virginia Ctenucha Moth.
Syrphid or flower/hover fly common pollinator - this possibly Striped-back Flower Fly (Helophilus fasciatus).

Striped-back Flower Fly?

Striped-back Flower Fly?

Yellow-collared Scape Moth

Yellow-collared Scape Moth

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue