Butterfly sighting

Sep 20

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Russell Hill
Grant County

I knew that it was going to be a good butterfly day so I decided to try Russell Hill where I had a good chance to find two species I have not seen - a Southern Dogface and Little Yellow. The Little Yellow was pretty easy to find but one Southern Dogface cooperated, too. The Common Buckeye is having a good year. I very seldom see more than one a day! The White-lined Sphinx Moth was the fourth one for me to see in the last three days.

It was a very long walk from 9:30 - 1:30 with an occasional breeze and temps between 72-80 F.

White-lined Sphinx

White-lined Sphinx

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Sachem

Sachem

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Little Yellow