Sighting for June 14, 2014

Thomas Jantscher and Aaron Eckley

Donnellson Unit, Shimek State Forest
Lee County, IA

Sightings recorded over 6.9 hours.
Habitat: Roadsides and trail through rich, hilly mature woods, with creek and restored prairie and field.
Weather: 63°F-79°F, 1% cloud cover, wind SSE at 15+ mph

The two Monarch records were caterpillars on common milkweed.

  • Giant Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Little Yellow 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 19
  • Striped Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 26
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 55
  • Silvery Checkerspot 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 16
  • Gray Comma 5
  • Mourning Cloak 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Hackberry Emperor 9
  • Little Wood-Satyr 21
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Northern Cloudywing 4
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Delaware Skipper 13
  • Hobomok Skipper 7
  • Dun Skipper 5

Silvery Checkerspot

Hackberry Emperor

Striped Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak