Butterfly sighting

Aug 1

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Karner was along Stolte Road. There were also four other undetermined blues in flight. Sedge skippers--dun or broken dash--were on vervain or common milkweed along Co. Rd. O. Also here was an interesting bee fly, Poecilanthrax tegminipennis. With all the yellow setae on the underside of its abdomen, it seems to be a mimic of a leaf-cutter bee, Megachilidae

oecilanthrax tegminipennis (bee fly)

oecilanthrax tegminipennis (bee fly)

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue