Sighting for July 19, 2019

John and Nancy Crosby

Red Canyon Viewpoint roadside meadow on Hwy 28 enroute to Lander, WY
Fremont County, WY

It was warm and windy and we struggled to get decent photos of fritillaries on this nectar source in otherwise quite dry mountain terrain with little water. There were probably lots more butterflies as we watched several crawl out long enough to hang on and nectar and crawl back in. The fritillaries were much larger and more aggressive at guarding their patch making photos more difficult.

  • Checkered White 4
  • Ruddy Copper 1
  • Blue Copper 1
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak 1
  • Northern Blue 2
  • Coronis Fritillary 3
  • Zerene Fritillary 2
  • Callippe Fritillary 5
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Small Wood-Nymph 3
  • Nevada Skipper 2

Small Wood-Nymph

California Tortoiseshell

California Tortoiseshell

Callippe Fritillary\

Callippe Fritillary

Callippe Fritillary

Callippe Fritillary

Coronis Fritillary

Coronis Fritillary

Zerene Fritillary

Nevada Skipper

Hedgerow Hairstreak

Northern Blue

Ruddy Copper

Blue Copper

Checkered White