Sighting for August 9, 2019

Brant Reif

Many spots along Louis Lake Road from Lander to highway 28, Shosone National Forest
Fremont County, WY

My 10-year old son and I spent the day driving along Louis Lake Road and stopping whenever we thought the flower patches along the road would be rewarding for butterflies. We started in Lander and camped for the night a few miles from highway 28. This list includes all that we saw along the way. The Bramble Hairstreak was really worn as it is quite late for that species. All of the Ruddy Coppers were southwest of Sinks Canyon State Park, and the Giant Sulphurs were all found in a meadow just north of Fiddlers Lake. Otherwise the diversity was relatively uniform along the road with a few other exceptions. The Atlantis Fritillary was of the hesperis variety.

  • Phoebus Parnassian
  • Western White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur
  • Giant Sulphur
  • Pelidne Sulphur
  • Lustrous Copper 1
  • Edith's Copper
  • Ruddy Copper
  • Blue Copper
  • Purplish Copper
  • Lilac-bordered Copper
  • Mariposa Copper
  • Behr's Hairstreak
  • Sooty Hairstreak
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Dotted Blue
  • Arrowhead Blue 1
  • Northern Blue
  • Greenish Blue
  • Boisduval's Blue
  • Arctic Blue
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Zerene Fritillary
  • Callippe Fritillary
  • Great Basin Fritillary
  • Atlantis Fritillary
  • Hydaspe Fritillary
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • Purplish Fritillary
  • Field Crescent
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral
  • Common Ringlet
  • Small Wood-Nymph

Pelidne Sulphur

Zerene Fritillary

Phoebus Parnassian

Ruddy Copper

Blue Copper, Northern Blue