Butterfly sighting

May 7 2020

Dean Hansen

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

Temperature in mid-afternoon was only in the mid-fifties, and it was fairly windy. One had to find south-facing, protected areas to find butterflies. Painted Lady was just to the east of James Rd/Klots Rd junction, with one or two more. Saw several coyote scats, but there were no butterflies on them. Briefly saw one small dark skipper, possibly either a Sleepy or Dreamy Dusky Wing, but ID is very uncertain. Saw no elfins, nor any of the overwintering guys.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble