Sighting for July 2, 2019

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

A fantastic day butterflying. We were out for 4.75 hours with temperature starting at 79 and ending at 95. We saw a Zebra Swallowtail which is not usually seen this far north. Also saw a Tawny Emperor which is seldom seen in the forest. Tons of Painted Ladies. Fun to watch them swarm the button bush.

  • Zebra Swallowtail 2
  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 117
  • Dainty Sulphur 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Hickory Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 19
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 406
  • Red Admiral 42
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 11
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Hickory Hairstreak

Tawny Emperor

Zebra Swallowtail

Tawny Emperor

Gray Hairstreak

Painted Lady

Variegated Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Orange Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Red Admiral

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Black Swallowtail

Little Wood-Satyr

Zebra Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Comma

Monarch

Dun Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye