I went on a prairie walk at Tipton Prairie in Greene County, Iowa. The prairie was quite spectacular today. The vegetation that is found there is quite rare.
This is a fiery skipper.
I think this flower fly is Toxomerus geminatus.
This is the common grass veneer moth, Crambus praefectellus.
Although there were plenty of rare plants, this is the not-so-rare sumac.
This pretty little green beetle is the adult stage of the eastern corn rootworm.
This is a gray hairstreak, Strymon melinus.
It is near the end of the season. Most flowers were past their peaks and were setting seed or had already set seed. Butterflies were present only in low numbers, and most were old and ragged. Still, it was a pleasant day and a fun event.
Thanks to Mike Delaney and Tom Rosberg for putting it on.