Butterfly sighting

Sep 19

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands Wildlife Area
Portage County

3 hours. This is our latest date for seeing a Regal Fritillary by four days, and close to or actually our latest Aphrodite Fritillary date. Two female Regals in different plots nectared very near us on different kinds of thistles, then a Regal Fritillary flew right above the 2nd one kept going without us figuring out its gender. The Purplish Coppers were in 4 plots in 3 widely separated areas. The Common Checkered-Skipper was in fresh wing condition and was along Lake Road.

☆ = New county sighting record