Butterfly sighting

Aug 6

AVOCA NABA BUTTERFLY COUNT

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Iowa County

14th Annual NABA Count. 79 degrees and sunny -- until about 2 pm when it clouded up. 6 observers from the Southern Wis. Butterfly Association found 444 individuals of 25 species. (Number of individuals was 2nd highest in more than a decade. Species about average.) The following species had record density: Silver-spotted Skipper (36), Clouded Sulphur (123), Cabbage White (25) and Monarch (58)! Two Sleepy Oranges were mating (photo Mike Reese). Thanks to counters Douglas Buege, Karl and Dorothy Legler, Mike Reese, Fred Dyke and Dave Hogg.

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail