Butterfly sighting

Jul 9

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake State Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Hummingbird clearwing moth (Hemaris thysbe) was nectaring on vervain. Swamp milkweed, where it could be found, was still attracting good number of Mulberry Wing and Dion skippers. But no Two-spotted skippers, sadly.

Black Dash, Dion Skipper

Black Dash, Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)