Butterfly sighting

May 25

Dean Hansen

Location: Bog off Namekagon Trail, & Barrens
Burnett County

First stop was at a bog off Namekagon Trail, about 1/2 mile north of the Namekagon River. On May 16, our crew found Brown Elfins on the bog. On the 25th, a tromp through the bog found not a single Brown Elfin; they were, however, found sipping nutrients on the road gravel. Dozens of Duskywings that refused to sit still for a photo on the 16th were also much easier to photograph as they sipped on the damp gravel. One Dreamy Duskywing obliged with a shot of the "hair pencil" on its hind tibia. This is missing in the Sleepy Duskywing. Saw no Jutta Arctics and no bog fritillaries out in the bog.
Also saw no Henry's or Hoary Elfins at the "Elfin Lek" just north of Clemens Creek on the Barrens (see 16th sighting), nor were any Silvery Blues or Olympia Marbles seen at either site.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Namekagon bog

Namekagon bog