Butterfly sighting

Aug 18

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Yellowstone State Park and Wildlife Area
Lafayette County

77 degrees, mostly sunny, fairly calm. 22 species. The black female Tiger Swallowtail shows the tell-tale tiger stripes on the underside of the hindwing.
A Viceroy may have the usual line across veins on underside of the hindwing, but nearly none on topside! (All the better to fool birds --and people-- into thinking its a Monarch. Especially when some Viceroys even bask on Milkweed leaves!)

Viceroy

Viceroy

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary