04/11/2019 - 09:15

Submitted by Cedar County Co... on Fri, 04/12/2019 - 09:23
Location: 
Species: 
Red admiral
Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 09:15
Number Observed: 
1
Type: 
Presence of butterfly in your area
Wind Speed: 
20
Description/Notes: 
Butterfly was found on the ground in the grass in front of the elementary school unable to move (it was only about 40 degrees F). Wings of this individual were very small and were damaged (tattered). There was damage to thorax and abdomen. Specimen was shown to the kindergarten kids and compared to the painted lady butterflies that they had purchased and had raised successfully into adult butterflies. Since there was already damage to the butterfly, it remains in the children's classroom to observe.