Sighting for July 3, 2022

Brian McGurgan

Alascom Access Road (61.84960° N, 147.38210° W)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK

Sunny with temperatures in the mid to high seventies and windy from 12:20 to 4pm. I saw Red-disked Alpines at this location on 7/4/2021 and hoped for them again today. With the warm, dry weather this summer I suspect their flight season may have finished early as I didn’t find any at all this afternoon. Palaeno Sulphurs were abundant but butterflies of other species were scarce.

  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Mustard White 2
  • Palaeno Sulphur abundant
  • Northern Blue 1
  • Cranberry Blue 3
  • Arctic Fritillary 2

Cranberry Blue

Arctic Fritillary

Palaeno Sulphur

Northern Blue

Palaeno Sulphur