Butterfly sighting

Apr 21

Steven Lubahn

Location: South Metro Pier in South Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

The Common Checkered Skipper was on the paved path below toward the lake. I spotted a tiny butterfly land on the edge of the path. I was very surprised to see what it was. This skipper displayed a black and white checkered pattern that merged into a dark bluishgray body. I’m familiar with this species as I photographed one just last year in Racine. It flew before I could get a photo, never saw it again despite extensive searching.