Sighting for August 6, 2019

Joanne Langabee

Fontenelle Forest
Sarpy County, NE

It was a good day for butterflying. The big disappointment was the part of our weekly hike that is a road at the edge of the forest, the farmer sprayed the edges. Very few butterflies were present in this area which is normally one of the best areas to see butterflies. I was out for 5.5 hours.

  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 58
  • Orange Sulphur 28
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 21
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 52
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Question Mark 5
  • Eastern Comma 11
  • Painted Lady 301
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Red-spotted Purple 16
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 22
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 12
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 22
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6
  • Delaware Skipper 7

Least Skipper

Cabbage White

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Common Checkered-Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Comma

Red-spotted Purple

Orange Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Buckeye

Sachem

Northern Pearly-eye

Monarch