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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

It Has Been a Very Good Summer

Yes, I have been slacking in my posts. But, I have been busy butterflying!
Recently I ventured to Monroe County, Michigan. Monroe County has 2 excellent butterflying areas; West County Park just east of Dundee and Petersburg SGA south of Petersburg.
During my visit to these excellent sites, I record my Michigan lifer Horace's Duskywing. Several females were in the ditch along Lulu Road between Teal Road and Anders Road. Also seen was a Southern Cloudywing (best as I can tell), setting a new late date for Michigan.
Currently Michigan 2016 total is 81species.

Southern Cloudywing - Thorybes bathyllus
Monroe County - Michigan
August 8, 2016
I based my ID on the large white windows on the forewings.

Horace's Duskywing - Erynnis horatius
Monroe County - Michigan
August 8, 2016
Michigan Lifer #116

Harvester - Feniseca Tarquinius
Monroe County - Michigan
August 8, 2016
Always a good find.

1 comment:

  1. I am pleased that you have had a good year over there. The weather here has not been good, but the butterflies have managed to struggle on. Numbers are generally low, but there have been a few species that have done well.