Thursday, June 14, 2012

Common Buckeye near Montreal River Harbour (Lake Superior)

My recent adventure away from home was along the shore of Lake Superior at Montreal River Harbour (125km north of Sault Ste Marie).... I kept a rough list of butterflies for the adventure, but the highlight was this:

Common Buckeye (in a BOG)

Not sure how many Ontario records are further north than this (only a handfull I assume... Butterflies of Canada (1998) shows one I think)...  Was pretty suprising, espicially when it was in a spruce bog sourrounded by decidious upland woods...

Rest of the species (in no order):

Dreamy Duskywing
Hobomok Skipper
Tawny-edged Skipper
Long-Dash Skipper
Common Roadside Skipper
Pepper and Salt Skipper
Arctic Skipper
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
Mustard White
Spring Azure
Silvery Blue
Silver-bordered Frit
Silvery Checkerspot
Harris's Checkerspot
American Lady
Painted Lady
Red Admiral
Question Mark
Mourning Cloak
Common Buckeye

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