Sighting for August 28, 2013

Brett Budach

Konza Prairie Biological Research Station - public trail system
Riley County, KS

The Flint Hills were graced with a cool and wet August this year, allowing plants and Lepidoptera to flourish (relative to last year’s blast-furnace drought). The end of August and much of September look to be hot and dry much like is typical for our region.

I wish I saw more posts on here from the Midwest!!!!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow common
  • Sleepy Orange common
  • Dainty Sulphur common
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Regal Fritillary 6
  • Silvery Checkerspot 1
  • Phaon Crescent 2
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Viceroy 1
  • Goatweed Leafwing 4
  • Hackberry Emperor 6
  • Northern Pearly-eye abundant
  • Common Wood-Nymph abundant
  • Monarch 14
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Mottled Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper abundant
  • Sachem abundant
  • Delaware Skipper abundant
  • Dun Skipper common
  • Eufala Skipper 1