Butterfly sighting

Jun 21

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Aphrodite Fritillary was seen on butterfly milkweed on Co. Rd. O. Least Skippers were seen flying just below the tops of the sedges along Stolte Road. "Least" is certainly a fitting name--they are tiny. Recent brush hogging along Stolte Road removed many of the butterfly milkweed plants, unfortunately. Did see a single female Karner Blue ovipositing on lupine (and also on what looked like a grass stem nearby) along the north part of Stolte Road.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary