Sighting for May 29, 2020

Brant Reif

Forest Service roads north of Hisega, Black Hills National Forest
Pennington County, SD

Out from 10-12:30. Sunny and in the mid 60s. Also saw two unidentified duskywings.

I’ve only included numbers for those species that were found in small numbers. The Western Pine Elfins were so abundant that I had to tread carefully to avoid stepping on the ones in the wet parts of the trail. They were in the hundreds.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 3
  • Large Marble 1
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Hoary Elfin 6
  • Western Pine Elfin abundant
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Western Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure
  • Silvery Blue 8
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet
  • Common Sootywing 1

Spring Azure

Gray Hairstreak

Silvery Blue

Hoary Elfin

Western Pine Elfin

Common Ringlet