Sighting for July 1, 2017

Marcus Gray

Meadville
Linn County, MO

Our family farm. The Painted Lady made 22 species seen on the property to date. Began tracking this season. Heavy rains (7 inches over 2 days) made lots of good puddling and we planted two new butterfly bushes which immediately began attracting butterflies. Purple coneflowers really coming on in the garden. Wild nectar sources included black-eyed susan, common milkweed, daisy fleabane and various other wild prairie sunflower/coreopsis varieties.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Dun Skipper 4

Painted Lady