This year has not been about how may species in 2018, but rather focusing on adding species to my Michigan list and visiting locations I have not been to before.
On June 30, 2018, my son David and I did a (very long) day trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Our target was Two-spotted Skipper (Euphyes bimacula). Through internet searching, we had a location that looked promising. After a 5.5 hour drive from Lansing, we arrived at Scott's Marsh just south of Shingeton. We walked around for a good hour and half with no sightings. On our way back to the car we found 2 Two-spotted Skippers. One (a female) was oviposting. Interesting thing about these skippers is that they land near the top of the host plant and then move backwards down the plant. I have never seen this in any other butterfly/skipper.
July 4, 2018
Schoolcraft County, Michigan
Michigan Life Butterfly #121