Sighting for May 21, 2012

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association field trip

Bauer Brockway Barrens and other spots within the Wazee NABA count circle.
Jackson County, WI


Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association (SWBA)

Location: Bauer Brockway Barrens and other spots within the Wazee NABA count circle.
Jackson County

This was SWBA’s 6th annual combination field trip to Bauer Brockway Barrens and Wazee NABA spring count. 18 participants using close-focusing binoculars. With vegetation and flight periods well advanced, we observed a somewhat different set of species (fewer early spring species, more early summer species) and southern immigrants (Gray Hairstreak, Common Buckeye, Red Admiral, American Lady, Painted Lady, Common Checkered-Skipper, Orange Sulphur). Previous highest count (in ordinary weather) was 26 species. This year (extraordinary weather) produced 42 species. Some participants came from as far away as Minnesota, Illinois and Massachusetts. High temperature of 91!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 56
  • Olympia Marble 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 17
  • Hoary Elfin 2
  • Frosted Elfin 2
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 8
  • Melissa Blue 43
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary 1
  • Gorgone Checkerspot 146
  • Northern Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 3
  • Mourning Cloak 4
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • American Lady 10
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Admiral 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Common Ringlet 13
  • Monarch 17
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 16
  • Persius Duskywing 12
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Arctic Skipper 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 1
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 19
  • Dusted Skipper 47