Butterfly sighting

May 1

Mike Reese

Location: Private lands near the Embarrass River
Shawano County

I had thought that these would be Mustard Whites but didn't have a camera nor binoculars when I first saw them, After counting 15 white butterflies I went back and took these photos of one. Almost all appeared to be laying eggs on Broad-leaved Toothwort (Cardamine diphylla) and I was only able to catch up to this one, which was more my speed. The next day I was able to see both Mustard White and Cabbage White so I don't know the exact numbers.

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record