Sighting for June 24, 2022

Ethan Brown and Lawrence Brown

Private Farm near Soldier’s Grove
Crawford County, WI

This is the composite of species from Sunday to Friday. Every day was sunny and highs of 83-93. Many species were found this year. Cabbage Whites had a massive emergence and were the most common. Little Wood-Satyrs were not far behind and were the second most abundant. Many were seen crossing the gravel road into the woods. Monarchs were down this year so far. Both visits in June, they have been lacking. Meadow Frits were almost completely gone this year and only one was found. On the upside, Buckeyes, Question Marks, and some other migrants were having a comeback. We patrolled over 90 acres of the farm.

We also were unable to find any saturniids or much of anything by the moth light. No Hackberry Emperors have been sighted here yet. About 4 years ago we are certain we saw a Regal Frit patrolling around one of the fields. We still haven’t seen one since.

  • Black Swallowtail X
  • Giant Swallowtail X
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail X
  • Cabbage White X
  • Clouded Sulphur X
  • Orange Sulphur X
  • Banded Hairstreak X
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue X
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure X
  • Great Spangled Fritillary X
  • Meadow Fritillary X
  • Silvery Checkerspot X
  • Pearl Crescent X
  • Question Mark X
  • Eastern Comma X
  • Painted Lady X
  • Red Admiral X
  • Common Buckeye X
  • Red-spotted Purple X
  • Little Wood-Satyr X
  • Monarch X
  • Silver-spotted Skipper X
  • Least Skipper X
  • Peck's Skipper X
  • Long Dash X
  • Delaware Skipper X
  • Hobomok Skipper X
  • Dun Skipper X