Butterfly sighting

May 13 2020

Dave Hogg

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

3:00 pm, sun/clouds, 66 degrees, windy. Started sunny but quickly turned cloudy. Saw two butterflies (Eastern Tailed-Blue and Pearl Crescent) while still sunny, but with wind neither stayed still long enough to photograph. Also came across a dead snake with several carrion beetle species and some rove beetles on it, plus saw a clearwinged sphinx moth (snowberry clearwing?).

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing