Midwest Butterfly Trip - 2022

A 3000 mile road trip from June 11-19, 2022 in search of butterflies in Oklahoma,
Kansas, and Missouri turned up close to 70 species including 8 new lifers.
Hot and humid with a few ticks and chiggers, but good for butterflies
(and a treat coming home to find the monsoon had arrived in Albuquerque).
Some of the best spots for butterflies on the trip included J. T. Nickel Family
Nature and Wildlife Preserve in Oklahoma, Ha Ha Tonka State Park and Runge
Conservation Nature Center in Missouri, and the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas.
Life butterflies included:Gray Copper, Swamp Metalmark, Gray Comma, Gorgone Checkerspot,
Baltimore Checkerspot, Bell's Roadside-Skipper, Arogos Skipper, and Byssus Skipper.

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Birds

Wild Turkey

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Tufted Titmouse

Dickcissel

Dickcissel

Dickcissel

Dickcissel

Dickcissel

Baltimore Oriole

Indigo Bunting

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

Odonates

Ebony Jewelwing
[Calopteryx maculata]

Ebony Jewelwing
[Calopteryx maculata]

Ebony Jewelwing
[Calopteryx maculata]

Ebony Jewelwing
[Calopteryx maculata]

Ebony Jewelwing
[Calopteryx maculata]

Variable Dancer
[Argia fumipennis]

Dancer
[Argia sp.]

Plains Clubtail
[Gomphus externus]

Eastern Ringtail
[Erpetogomphus designatus]

Common Whitetail
[Plathemis lydia]

Spangled Skimmer
[Libellula cyanea]

Spangled Skimmer
[Libellula cyanea]

Yellow-sided Skimmer
[Libellula flavida]

Widow Skimmer
[Libellula luctuosa]

Widow Skimmer
[Libellula luctuosa]

Widow Skimmer
[Libellula luctuosa]

Widow Skimmer
[Libellula luctuosa]

Eastern Pondhawk
[Erythemis simplicollis]

Moths

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Other Goodies

Dark Fishing Spider

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Red-legged Buprestis Beetle

Turtle

Six-lined Racerunner

Six-lined Racerunner

Winecup Mallow

Field of Thistle

Butterflies

Swallowtails

Zebra Swallowtail
[Eurytides marcellus]

Zebra Swallowtail
[Eurytides marcellus]

Zebra Swallowtail
[Eurytides marcellus]

Zebra Swallowtail
[Eurytides marcellus]

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
[Papilio glaucus]

Spicebush Swallowtail
[Papilio troilus]

Spicebush Swallowtail
[Papilio troilus]

Spicebush Swallowtail
[Papilio troilus]

Spicebush Swallowtail
[Papilio troilus]

Whites & Sulphurs

Orange Sulphur
[Colias eurytheme]

Orange Sulphur
[Colias eurytheme]

Orange Sulphur
[Colias eurytheme]

Southern Dogface
[Zerene cesonia]

Southern Dogface
[Zerene cesonia]

Little Yellow
[Eurema lisa]

Gossamer-wings

Gray Copper
[Lycaena dione]

Gray Copper
[Lycaena dione]

Gray Copper
[Lycaena dione]

Coral Hairstreak
[Satyrium titus]

Banded Hairstreak
[Satyrium calanus]

Banded Hairstreak
[Satyrium calanus]

Banded Hairstreak
[Satyrium calanus]

Red-banded Hairstreak
[Calycopis cecrops]

Gray Hairstreak
[Strymon melinus]

Eastern Tailed-Blue
[Everes comyntas]

Eastern Tailed-Blue
[Everes comyntas]

Puddle
Party

Summer Azure
[Celastrina neglecta]

Metalmarks

Swamp Metalmark
[Calephelis mutica]

Swamp Metalmark
[Calephelis mutica]

Brushfoots

American Snout
[Libytheana carinenta]

Monarch
[Danaus plexippus]

Northern Pearly-eye
[Enodia anthedon]

Northern Pearly-eye
[Enodia anthedon]

Northern Pearly-eye
[Enodia anthedon]

Little Wood-Satyr
[Megisto cymela]

Variegated Fritillary
[Euptoieta claudia]

Diana Fritillary
[Speyeria diana]

Diana Fritillary
[Speyeria diana]

Great Spangled Fritillary
[Speyeria cybele]

Great Spangled Fritillary
[Speyeria cybele]

Great Spangled Fritillary
[Speyeria cybele]

Great Spangled Fritillary &
Little Glassywing

Regal Fritillary
[Speyeria idalia]

Regal Fritillary
[Speyeria idalia]

Regal Fritillary
[Speyeria idalia]

Regal Fritillary
[Speyeria idalia]

Regal Fritillary
[Speyeria idalia]

Regal Fritillary
[Speyeria idalia]

Regal Fritillary
[Speyeria idalia]

Regal Fritillary
[Speyeria idalia]

Red-spotted Purple
[Limenitis arthemis]

Hackberry Emperor
[Asterocampa celtis]

Hackberry Emperor
[Asterocampa celtis]

Hackberry Emperor
[Asterocampa celtis]

Tawny Emperor
[Asterocampa clyton]

Red Admiral
[Vanessa atalanta]

Red Admiral
[Vanessa atalanta]

Question Mark
[Polygonia interrogationis]

Question Mark
[Polygonia interrogationis]

Question Mark
[Polygonia interrogationis]

Eastern Comma
[Polygonia comma]

Gray Comma
[Polygonia progne]

Gorgone Checkerspot
[Chlosyne gorgone]

Gorgone Checkerspot
[Chlosyne gorgone]

Gorgone Checkerspot
[Chlosyne gorgone]

Gorgone Checkerspot
[Chlosyne gorgone]

Gorgone Checkerspot
[Chlosyne gorgone]

Silvery Checkerspot
[Chlosyne nycteis]

Silvery Checkerspot
[Chlosyne nycteis]

Pearl Crescent
[Phyciodes tharos]

Pearl Crescent
[Phyciodes tharos]

Pearl Crescent
[Phyciodes tharos]

Baltimore Checkerspot
[Euphydryas phaeton]

Baltimore Checkerspot
[Euphydryas phaeton]

Baltimore Checkerspot
[Euphydryas phaeton]

Baltimore Checkerspot
[Euphydryas phaeton]

Baltimore Checkerspot
[Euphydryas phaeton]

Baltimore Checkerspot &
Spicebush Swallowtail

Skippers

Silver-spotted Skipper
[Epargyreus clarus]

Northern Cloudywing
[Thorybes pylades]

Common Sootywing
[Pholisora catullus]

Juvenal's Duskywing
[Erynnis juvenalis]

Horace's Duskywing
[Erynnis horatius]

Horace's Duskywing
[Erynnis horatius]

Wild Indigo Duskywing
[Erynnis baptisiae]

Wild Indigo Duskywing
[Erynnis baptisiae]

Common Checkered-Skipper
[Pyrgus communis]

Bell's Roadside-Skipper
[Amblyscirtes belli]

Bell's Roadside-Skipper
[Amblyscirtes belli]

Bell's Roadside-Skipper
[Amblyscirtes belli]

Swarthy Skipper
[Nastra lherminier]

Fiery Skipper
[Hylephila phyleus]

Tawny-edged Skipper
[Polites themistocles]

Tawny-edged Skipper
[Polites themistocles]

Tawny-edged Skipper
[Polites themistocles]

Southern Broken-Dash
[Wallengrenia otho]

Northern Broken-Dash
[Wallengrenia egremet]

Little Glassywing
[Pompeius verna]

Little Glassywing
[Pompeius verna]

Sachem
[Atolopedes campestris]

Arogos Skipper
[Atrytone arogos]

Byssus Skipper
[Problema byssus]

Byssus Skipper
[Problema byssus]

Byssus Skipper
[Problema byssus]

Zabulon Skipper
[Poanes zabulon]

Zabulon Skipper
[Poanes zabulon]

Delaware Skipper
[Anatrytone logan]

Delaware Skipper &
Tawny-edged Skipper

Delaware Skipper
[Anatrytone logan]

Delaware Skipper
[Anatrytone logan]

Delaware Skipper
[Anatrytone logan]

Delaware Skipper
[Anatrytone logan]

Delaware Skipper
[Anatrytone logan]

Dion Skipper
[Euphyes dion]

Dion Skipper (f)
[Euphyes dion]

Dun Skipper
[Euphyes vestris]
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