Butterfly sighting

Jul 19 2012

Ryan Brady, Mike Reese, Dave Hanson, et al.

Location: NABA count west of Ashland
Bayfield County

6 participants in 2 parties covering just a small portion of the count circle. Record high 44 species. Highlights were 6 Little Yellows, 3 Fiery Skippers, 11 Dion Skippers, and boatloads of fritillaries. Few anglewings compared to previous years but those seen were beautifully fresh. Also saw a Dun Skipper and a Green Comma get captured by tiger beetle larvae, presumably C. repanda.

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

tiger beetle larva

tiger beetle larva