Butterfly sighting

Aug 18

Edgar Spalding

Location: UW-Madison Lakeshore Path
Dane County

The Great Spangled Fritillary appeared to be laying eggs on the violet leaves, crawling completely out of sight into the thicket. The Compton Tortoiseshell was on the move, barely sat still, then disappeared before I could get a clearer picture.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell