One of many beetles in the blister beetle family. The beetles are part of the Meloidae family, they are called blister beetles for a good reason.
The butterfly commonly feeds on many different members of the parsley family, including parsley, carrots, dill, and parsnip. It may also feed on Common Meadow Rue.
The silver-spotted skipper is the largest of the skippers and is most commonly found during the months of June, July, and August in Wisconsin.
They enjoy collecting nectar in open fields of flowers. The skipper is easy to identify.
It has a brown body, with a few white spots and an orangish yellow band through its wing.
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One of the largest issues that Monarch caterpillar larvae battle is aphids. Aphids compete for the larvaes food source.
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The days are getting shorter and the early signs of fall are setting in. Soon, the Wisconsin fall monarch migration will begin. Monarchs will make their journey to their winter homes over 6,000 miles away in South America and Mexico. Where they will sleep the winter away in comfort.