Butterfly sighting

Aug 11 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie, Brigham Township
Iowa County

Late afternoon, 75 degrees and sunny. One of the Eastern tailed blues was very worn. I saw something that I thought was a skipper, but upon closer examination it turned out to be one of my favorite moths, the chickweed geometer. I saw three of them in a very small area, so there may very well have been more of them around.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Chickweed Geometer

Chickweed Geometer

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary