Butterfly sighting

Jul 22

Rory Williams

Location: Lasley Point Archeological Site
Winnebago County

A site that I use for birdwatching in the spring, turned out to be great for insects. Besides the butterflies noted, I saw two hairstreaks up in the top of the oaks, eight clear winged sphinx moths, six different species of bumblebees and I am 95% sure that I saw a Cloudless Sulfur. Well acquainted with this species from my years in TN. It could have been one of the other larger exotic (for WI) sulfurs.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)