Sighting for June 13, 2017

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

As I was driving to the marsh area I knew it was going to be a good day for butterflying when all these butterflies were flying up as I was driving. I stopped to see one and it was my first Red-spotted Purple of the year and the rest were Red Admirals. Hundreds of them on the road and seen walking. I also saw my first Hackberry Emperor of the year.

  • Cabbage White 61
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 23
  • Dainty Sulphur 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 12
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Eastern Comma 9
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 180+
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 5
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4