Butterfly sighting

Sep 2 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

I was pleased by the largest number of Monarchs that I have seen here all summer (and the only caterpillar). All the adults looked very fresh. Working on the bluff cutting out burdock, I came across a caterpillar which I later identified as a Brown-hooded Owlet. Despite the beauty of the larva, the moth it turns into is very plain.

Brown-hooded Owlet caterpillar

Brown-hooded Owlet caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar