About the site

This site grew out of my effort to learn more about the butterflies of Wisconsin. Since its beginnings in 2000 as “Butterflies of Waushara County”, it has grown to encompass not only the whole state of Wisconsin, but also various other insects — tiger beetles and robber flies. I initially included dragonflies and damselflies, but the Wisconsin Odonata Survey site, maintained by Bob DuBois, is a more complete reference for those insects.

I hope the site can help others learning about and identifying these insects, both in Wisconsin and wherever the species are found.