Butterfly sighting

Apr 7

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

I was out in search of bumblebee queens today and this skipper caught my eye immediately. This is the first time this skipper has been seen on Moely Prairie and definitely our first butterfly sighting of the year. It was sunny and about 68 degrees. She was particularly drawn to the new-blooming Prairie Smoke.
[In the last four years only 12 Common Checkered-Skippers have been reported to this website. This is an early date for this species with the previous early record being May 16, 2012! MCR]

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper