Butterfly sighting

Jun 23

Mike Reese

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
Dane County

Most of the Banded Hairstreaks were nectaring on New Jersey Tea, but one butterfly weed had 9 on it when I counted. This is the earliest I have seen an Atomosia sp. (robber fly).

Atomosia sp.

Atomosia sp.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash