Butterfly sighting

Jul 20

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

I walked the prairie and clubhouse loopsin mid-to-late afternoon. Overcast and cool. The majority of the butterflies were on the east prairie trail. No tandem pairs; one caterpillar. Also seen - Virginia Ctenucha moths pretending to be butterflies, a robber fly, and a Bumblebee/Snowberry Clearwing moth at rest.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Snowberrry Clearwing

Snowberrry Clearwing

Laphria canis complex (robber fly)

Laphria canis complex (robber fly)

Virginia Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue