Recent sightings

Aug 18

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

windy and cloudy. The butterflies I saw were trying to get out of the wind by laying low like the Great Spangled Fritillary. It didn't seem to bother the Snowberry Clearwing.

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 18

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

mostly cloudy and very windy

Aug 18

Pamela Skaar

Location: Olbrich Park bleachers next to Garden
Dane County

13:52 - 14:26. Dutchman's pipe vines growing on cedar (not Juniperus) trees are prevalent in the area. There were 2 male Pipevine Swallowtails patrolling the area, which circled around each other and sometimes the cabbage whites.The swallowtails' front wings looked like black velvet to me. Silver spotted Skipper male trying insistently to mate with a larger female.American Lady was warn but displaying the dorsal surface of its wings.

Aug 17

Jewels Johnson

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Monona, Wisconsin
Dane County

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Aug 17

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish lake SWA
Burnett County

Driving along gravel roads and stopping for groups of blazing star.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Aug 17

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw a Hummingbird Clearwing moth on monarda

Aug 17

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Cherokee Marsh, area about 1/4 mi around parking lot at end of N. Sherman Ave.
Dane County

Least Skippers just about everywhere.
2 pics of E. Tailed-Blues.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Viceroy

Viceroy

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 17

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: UW Ag Research Station on Mineral Point Road
Dane County

It is always interesting to see which plants attract the butterflies and it is never the geraniums or petunias in spite of the gorgeous colors.

Aug 17

Fred Dike

Location: Ruppert rd
Iowa County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 17

Fred Dike

Location: lovers lane Rd dodgeville
Iowa County

Aug 17

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McKee Farms Park
Dane County

Sunny, warm, very light wind. This was a quick walk through the pollinator garden/trail area. There were many more butterflies, but I was walking the dog and couldn't identify/photograph more.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 17

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Zeloski Marsh off London Road
Jefferson County

Sunny , calm and in the mid 70's. This was a Jefferson-Dodge Bird Walk. Large parts of the marsh were overgrown with wild cucumber and those areas had dozens of cabbage whites.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Aug 17

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station at my home in Milwaukee WI
Milwaukee County

Hackberry Emperor was sunning itself on the window lintel, taking a break from the garden!

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Aug 17

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA Larrabee Road
Dunn County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Aug 17

Rory Williams

Location: Public of Hunting Ground on Cty E, East Parking Area
Green Lake County

A little sulfur flew by but would not allow a picture. Flew due east through the prairie. Many species for only a thirty minute stop.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 17

Rory Williams

Location: Czech Dr and County N
Waushara County

The two Harvesters were playing on the forest edge

Aug 17

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield Township
Walworth County

Seen in my native plant gardens. Hackberry Emperor on a Hackberry Tree, a monarch on Meadow Blazingstar and a Buckeye on Blackeye Susan.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 17

Dory Owen

Location: Becker Waterfowl Production Area
Columbia County

I was focused on Wisc Breeding Bird Atlas but the butterflies were terrific. First time I think I've seen Dainty Sulphur in Wisconsin. Next year I'll do a better job of counting leps. :)

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Aug 17

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Sunny and not terribly hot, but the humidity made it worse. Great butterflying today. Didn't know whether to be angry at the dog owner who didn't clean up or grateful, when I found 4 Pearl Crescents on a fresh turd. I forgot to recharge my camera last night, so half of my photos today are poor iPhone photos after the camera battery went dead.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Viceroy

Viceroy

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 17

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Prairie area by Fox Prairie Elementary School in Stoughton
Dane County

80 degree, partly sunny afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 17

Douglas Buege

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Pipevine swallowtail caterpillars have hatched and are in first instar.

Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars

Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Aug 17

Michael Marsh

Location: Arena
Iowa County

Been watching several Giant swallowtails cruise the edges of the woods for a week or so now

Aug 17

Joan Braune

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Aug 16

Les Hoffman

Location: Olbrich Gardens Madison in the parking lot
Dane County

It was delightful to find this Hackberry Emperor on the wet hood of my car after I volunteered at Olbrich.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Aug 16

Patrick Ready

Location: Gib's Lake Co Park
Rock County

Walked the horse trail prairie restoration. Mostly cloudy and slight breeze but a few butterflies were out. I watched 2 Black Swallowtails go at it for a really long time. Got a distant photo before they lifted high in the air and were gone. Saw a Common Whitetail dragonfly too. 70s 45 minutes walk.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 16

Karen Oberhauser

Location: Moely Prairie
Sauk County

Amy Chamberlain and Karen Oberhauser were monitoring Monarchs with 4 HS students and others. We saw all Monarch stages except a 4th instar and a pupa, and watched a drawn out mating attempt that involved the female clasping her abdomen with her legs to avoid mating. Amy got a photo.

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 16

Alia Hubacher

Location: Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

Our back yard, in prairie creek subdivision. Heavily wooded. The Giant Swallowtail landed on my son, and then made way to the ground. I believe it was on its last legs, unfortunately.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 16

Jennifer Ambrose

Location: Woodlawn Cemetery Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Aug 16

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Aug 16

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Korth County Park, south prairie on Elm Pont Rd.
Jefferson County

Partly cloudy, 80 deg., and moderately windy with many butterflies not landing for me to make a proper ID or take a picture. Special bonus - An osprey tower was put up in the park as an Eagle Scout project and has remained empty for at least 6 years. Today there was an adult with a begging juvenile in the nest.

Osprey

Osprey

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 16

Fred Dike

Location: Lake Farm County Park
Dane County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 16

Fred Dike

Location: my Madison yard
Dane County

Sunny

Aug 16

Judith Huf

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Mild, intermittent rain, then sun, then clouds. Some of the butterflies were still flying in the light rains. Almost as many Viceroys as Monarchs. Even got a photo of a Viceroy perched on a Milkweed leaf. The thrill of the day was the Bronze Copper which I think is a male.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Aug 16

Jenn Jackson

Location: Backyard garden, near East Madison
Dane County

Surprised to see this Pipevine swallowtail in my garden. First I’ve spotted in Wisconsin.

Photos are poor quality but was happy to capture something.

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Aug 15

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: York Prairie SNA, w/in 200m of parking lot at Hwy 39 & York Valley Rd.
Green County

Unexpected cycnia moth (Cycnia inopinatus) caterpillar - another milkweed dependent species, esp. butterfly, but here on whorled (as was the monarch).

Unexpected Cycnia (moth) caterpillar

Unexpected Cycnia (moth) caterpillar

Monarch

Monarch

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aug 15

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Kalscheur Oak Savanna - TPE
Iowa County

Many fritillaries of various sizes and orange hues flitting over much of the property.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15

Mike Reese

Location: Newport State Park
Door County

Newly emerged Black Swallowtail. Can you see the old chrysalis?

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Aug 15

Mike Reese

Location: Mud Lake Wildlife Area
Door County

My first Eastern Tiger Swallowtail of the year!

Aug 15

Mike Reese

Location: Father Marquette Memorial Park, Kewaunee
Kewaunee County

Aug 15

Kathi Johnson Rock

Location: City of Madison, near west side, Buffalo Trail
Dane County

Have had a few other sightings of the Red-spotted Purple Butterfly this season and in prior seasons.

Aug 15

Fred Dike

Location: Pope Farm Conservancy
Dane County

mostly sunny, late AM

Aug 15

Fred Dike

Location: Schurch Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Sunny early evening

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 15

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Beautiful late afternoon walk around the prairie loop north of the clubhouse. MANY unidentified "fly-by" Ladies. Three pairs of tandem Monarchs, and one caterpillar.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Aug 15

Jim Otto

Location: Madison Audubon's Erstad Prairie
Columbia County

12:15pm-1:10pm

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Aug 15

Jim Otto

Location: Madison Audubon's Goose Pond Sanctuary, Browne Prairie and Jill's Prairie
Columbia County

10:50am-11:30am

Aug 15

Jim Otto

Location: Madison Audubon's Goose Pond Sanctuary, Lapinski-Kitze Prairie
Columbia County

I hiked the north trail loop, 9:30am-10:45am

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 15

Dee Nordgren

Location: Backyard garden
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on cosmos in garden.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 15

Judith Huf

Location: My garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Spent the afternoon in my small (30' x 40') back garden which is filled with pollinator and hummingbird friendly plants. Had 5 Monarchs and one time on the Joe Pye Weed (I could only get 4 at once in a photo). One of the Red Admirals was so tattered, I was surprised that it could still fly. Besides the butterflies, there were 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, 1 Hummingbird Moth, and countless bumble bees and honey bees.

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 15

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Cambridge Wildllife and Fishing Area
Dane County

One loop around the main pond. Sunny and 70 deg.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 15

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny 78 degree afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 15

Douglas Buege

Location: Tenney Park
Dane County

Aug 15

Rory Williams

Location: Just South of Z and Country Club Road
Winnebago County

Incidental while gardening. Most were pollinating verinoca

Aug 15

Sue Hermanson

Location: In my flower garden near Baraboo
Sauk County

It's been hanging around the last couple of weeks.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15

Lynn Brunsen

Location: my house near Gills Rock
Door County

flitting on my gravel driveway

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 14

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

All seen in test garden

Aug 14

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 14

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing giant ragweed, Queens Anne's Lace and bull thistle from SNA. We had 37 Painted Ladies sitting on the road at one point.

Aug 14

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station in my back yard,Milwaukee, Wi
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 14

Mary Roen

Location: 805 Glover Road, River Falls
St. Croix County

These were in the zinnia gardens in my yard.

Celery Looper Moth

Celery Looper Moth

Celery Looper Moth

Celery Looper Moth

Celery Looper Moth

Celery Looper Moth

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 14

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

warm, partly sunny. Besides the butterflies, saw a White-striped Black Moth. The Tiger Swallowtail was a dark female. I noticed that the Common Wood-Nymphs are much paler than they were a few weeks ago.

White-striped Black Moth

White-striped Black Moth

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 13

Fred Dike

Location: schoenberg Marsh trail
Columbia County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 13

Fred Dike

Location: Old Marsh Rd
Dodge County

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Aug 13

Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

A quick run through the gardens on a cloudy afternoon, cut short by showers.

Aug 13

David Czoschke

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
Dane County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 13

David Czoschke

Location: In my Garden in Green Lake
Green Lake County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 13

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

2-345pm, mostly sunny and warm. I was only in the test garden

Aug 13

Patrick Ready

Location: Parfrey's Glen
Sauk County

Walked up to the falls from the parking lot. Partly cloudy temps in 70s.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 13

Patrick Ready

Location: Sauk City canoe launch
Sauk County

My friend Ruth Smith & I checked out the canoe launch early in the afternoon before the rain moved in. She got her lifer Dainty Sulphur but no pic. I was able to get one of it tho. We also had several Big Sand Tiger Beetles and a fly I can't ID. Saw an Eastern Comma sharing some Monarda with a Silver Spotted Skipper.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma, Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Comma, Silver-spotted Skipper

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 13

Neil Traverse

Location: Colgate
Waukesha County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 13

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi - Harmony Grove Area
Columbia County

4 pm - 6 pm sunny, but wet from earlier rains: walked the area and some marshy fields with a lot of Joe-Pie Weed hoping to see my neighbor's Pipevine Swallowtail...did not find it, but did see lots of other good butterflies.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Viceroy

Viceroy

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Harvester

Harvester

Aug 13

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Backyard flower garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Heavy rain in the afternoon limited butterfly activity.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 13

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: City of Watertown, end of Memorial Drive
Dodge County

Took a quick walk at lunchtime. Sunny and 76 deg.

Aug 13

James Enigl

Location: Mauthe Lake Rec Area
Fond du Lac County

Seen near the boat launch but not for very long. Tried to get a picture but it was already gone before I could find my camera.

Aug 13

Judith Huf

Location: Lincoln Park
Milwaukee County

Too many Cabbage Whites to count. Lots of Least Skippers near the edge of the river. I think all the larger skippers I saw were Pecks.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 13

Pam Campbell

Location: Lyndale Road pond
Dunn County

Just a quick stop to look for Bronze Coppers.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 13

Janet Juckem

Location: Harmony Grove near Michael Park
Columbia County

Pipevine Swallowtail, male

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 13

Mary Roen

Location: 805 Glover Road, River Falls
St. Croix County

This butterfly was on a Rudbekia flower in my yard.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 13

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Curtis Prairie, UW Arb, Madison
Dane County

Many least skippers flushing ahead along trails - impossible to accurately count but a very conservative 15.
Looking down, looking down, and Behold at eye level about 4' up in a goldenrod: Common Garter Snake (cloudy, wet, but 11:30am!).

Common Garter Snake

Common Garter Snake

Common Garter Snake

Common Garter Snake

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 13

Mike Reese

Location: Manitowoc impoundment
Manitowoc County

Aug 13

Bob Jacobson

Location: Residential yard in Bloomer
Chippewa County

Several minutes nectaring on flowers, mid morning

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 13

Mike Reese

Location: Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

seen while walking around town

Aug 13

J Davis

Location: Lake path north side of Geneva Lake
Walworth County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 12

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

Aug 12

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Aug 12

Richard André Rivard

Location: River Falls Township
Pierce County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 12

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Mid 70s, cloudy and very humid. Recent rain provided puddling spots. Still no Leonard's Skippers, but plenty of other interesting things. Many Dragonflies, Robber Flies & (the frustrating to photograph) Clearwing moths.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Aug 12

Lorri Howski

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens (Whitnal Park)
Milwaukee County

Late afternoon, overcast and slight drizzle on and off.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Aug 12

Dennis Higgins

Location: Ashwaubenon
Brown County

Backyard flower garden

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 12

Mary Roen

Location: 805 Glover Road, River Falls
St. Croix County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 12

K. Java

Location: Spangler's Landing on the St. Croix River
Polk County

The most Giant Swallowtails I've seen in one area. 4 were puddling on the shore of the river and the other 2 were flying around the parking area.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 12

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

humid and hazy

Aug 12

Larry Feuling

Location: Beloit, WI.
Rock County

My wife and I have seen at least 6 eastern Tiger Swallowtails in our backyard

Aug 11

Lorri Howski

Location: Oak Creek
Milwaukee County

In my front yard among the Allium (Flowering Onion) plants.

American Snout

American Snout

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 11

Mary Roen

Location: 805 Glover Road, River Falls
St. Croix County

These butterflies were all in the pollinator and zinnia gardens in my yard.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 11

Fred Dike

Location: Lower WI Riverway off Moore Dr
Richland County

cloudy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Aug 11

Fred Dike

Location: Hay Rd
Iowa County

cloudy

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 11

Mary Sobol

Location: McFarland native plant backyard
Dane County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 11

Jodi Brice

Location: Off county G, Rhinelander, Wi
Oneida County

In my front yard flower garden on bee balm.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 11

Tom Ehrlichmann

Location: N2102 Stewart Rd, Stockholm WI
Pepin County

Seen in our farm garden.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 11

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Checkered White

Checkered White

Checkered White

Checkered White

Checkered White

Checkered White

American Lady

American Lady

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 11

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake District Preserve, County Road A east of Lake Ripley
Jefferson County

70 deg. and very overcast

American Lady

American Lady

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 11

Brenda Boe

Location: Black Brook Township, Polk County.
Polk County

At least 3 giant swallowtails in our yard now. May be more later. We dont mow much lawn, lots of weeds and natural plants. Plenty of prickly ash in the woods.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 11

Dustin Bjustrom

Location: Merton - Bugline Trail miles 8-16
Waukesha County

Many more that I couldn’t identify in time riding a bike. More on Trail west of Merton.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 11

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

cloudy but calm

Aug 11

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen SNA
Winnebago County

Cool and cloudy. But still quite a few butterflies flying

Aug 10

Pamela Skaar

Location: Blooming Gove Drumlins + DNR+Dane CountyPark system, 43.075, -89.269
Dane County

75 F, 7:38 - 10:19, 1.53 miles. No mowing has been done in this area. Least skippers on chichory flower - one side view, one dorsal of thorax. Red Admiral underside looks a bit unusual and less like a Painted lady.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 10

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Common Branded Skipper grasslands NW of Clam Lake
Bayfield County

Namakagon Road and Snake Trail Area west of County Hwy GG and north of County Hwy M. While walking the first 1.2 miles of the Snake Trail north of its junction with Namakagon Road, we saw 25 Common Branded Skippers and our only Milbert's Tortoiseshell of the year.

Aug 10

Barbara Bakshis

Location: Town of Burlington
Racine County

Very busy butterfly on my phlox. You can see from the size it was nearly the size of the entire head of flowers. No 'tails' on it though. Brownish black above and pale yellow below with distinctive orange/russet spot at base of wings. Have seen several of them in my flower garden this year.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 10

SWBA Field Trip to Sauk Prairie Recreation Area

Location: Sauk Prairie Recreation Area
Sauk County

75 degrees and partly sunny. Field trip of the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association, led by Karl and Dorothy Legler. 24 participants. We found 19 species. Painted Lady was the most common butterfly! The astonishing find was the Reakirt's Blue, a very rare immigrant from the Southwest. Note the photo of black female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail which characteristically shows the underlying tiger stripes on the underside of the hindwing (photo by Pat Ready). Reakirt's upper side by Jim Otto. Four other photos by Lester Doyle.

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 10

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Aug 10

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glenwood City, Wisconsin
St. Croix County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 10

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny 78 degree day.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 10

Edgar Spalding

Location: Middleton Hills pond/park in Middleton
Dane County

I saw at least three Bronze Coppers chasing each other. This park/wetland has great habitat for them, so I hope a population becomes established. Least Skippers were abundant.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aug 10

Dustin Bjustrom

Location: Hartland
Waukesha County

Aug 10

Rory Williams

Location: Just South of Z and Country Club Road
Winnebago County

Incidental while gardening.

Aug 10

Sam Brown

Location: along Long Lake Rd, Keshena
Menominee County

White Admiral

White Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Aug 10

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw 2 Hummingbird clearwings and 1 snowberry clearwing moths nectaring on monarda

Aug 10

Karen Oberhauser

Location: UW-Madison Arboretum Native Plant Garden
Dane County

Part of Arb Citizen Science Open House

Aug 10

Jennifer Ambrose

Location: Wilson Park in Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Aug 10

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park
Winnebago County

Very short walk.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Aug 10

Patrick Ready

Location: Goose Pond, Brown Prairie, Kampen Rd.
Dane County

Ruth Smith & I parked at the Kampen Rd. lot and walked the trails in the Brown Prairie. Hard to believe how many Painted Ladies are out there! Beautiful day for butterfly watching! Also saw some Widow Skimmer dragonflies.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 9

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Navarino Nature Center
Shawano County

930-1145am, sunny and hot.

Aug 9

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Deer Creek Wildlife Area
Outagamie County

Aug 9

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Amnicon Lake bogs
Douglas County

2:45 hours at the 4 bogs and their bog roadsides where we have most recently seen Purplish Fritillaries: Lyman Lake, North Bear, Bear, and Milchesky Road 1.15. In more than 20 years making 2 and sometimes 3 visits per year during the presumed Purplish Fritillary flight here, nearly all of our lowest peak counts are from 2012-2019, with our only zero peak ever in 2018. In 2011 our Purplish Frit daily totals were 107 the 1st try and 120 two weeks later. But the hot dry 2012 brought the start of continuously low counts here with 6 and then zero on our two visits that year. Today's Purplish Fritillary was stunningly gorgeous and nectaring at length on Jo Pye Weed in the west ditch of North Bear Bog.

Aug 9

April Stanke

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Saw several blues flying around the sand at the beach. Also saw the Red-spotted Purples and the Red Admiral on the beach.

Aug 9

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Lake Farm County Park, Madison
Dane County

The conditions seemed perfect for butterfly sightings (light winds, warm, sunshine), but I saw very few.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 9

Edgar Spalding

Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison Botany Garden
Dane County

The first fiery of the year for me.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 9

Kim Lawler

Location: West edge of Spring Valley, ear golf course
Pierce County

In walkway, by porch..a bit battered but it was getting moisture from cracks...after I had made puddles for the birds.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 9

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

All butterflying days should be like this. The count is conservative because at times there were so many butterflies I could not identify and count fast enough to tally!

Aug 9

Mike Brickl

Location: near North Prairie, WI
Waukesha County

Mating pair of Silver-spotted Skippers in my garden.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 9

Joan Vennie

Location: Verona bike trail and small prairie
Dane County

Least skippers were all sighted along the edges of the mown path. Also saw a clearwing.

Aug 9

Mike Reese

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 9

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Aug 9

Howard Peitsch

Location: Minocqua__hwy 70 west
Vilas County

On my Porch today Aug 9_2019

Aug 9

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie
Winnebago County

Spent two hours looking for that unusual skipper, but only found a few Least skippers

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Aug 9

Mike Gruenke

Location: Lessor Township Park, Moeller's Ridge, Cnty X
Shawano County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 9

Martha Gerry

Location: West side
Eau Claire County

Monarchs were raised from eggs

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 9

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny and mild. Seeing quite a few Hummingbird Moths too. And I took a photo of this interesting insect that I think is a bee-mimic.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Laphria thoracica (robber fly)

Laphria thoracica (robber fly)

Aug 9

Michelle Carlisle

Location: Saint Croix Falls
Polk County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 8

Fred Dike

Location: Northern Rd
Dodge County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 8

Fred Dike

Location: Main Dike Rd
Dodge County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 8

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Rettenmund Prairie SNA
Dane County

Many "Crescent" butterflies flushing/flitting along trails. Yellow Garden Argiope (Argiope aurantia)

Garden Argiope

Garden Argiope

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 8

Glenn Chambliss

Location: 4200 Co. Hwy M, Middleton, WI 53562
Dane County

Seen on the northern edge of the Holy Wisdom Prairie

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 8

Andrea Frisch

Location: Myrick Park, La Crosse WI
La Crosse County

Found on anise hyssop

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 8

Mike Gruenke

Location: Mc Donald Rd., Navarino Wildlife Area
Shawano County

I am quite sure it is Purple Loosestrife in the north end of the marsh. Smooth edged leaf arranged in opposite pairs, squareish woody stems, 5 petaled flower. Skippers seem to like them though!

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 8

Mike Gruenke

Location: Navarino Wildlife Area, east end of Townline Rd near the railroad
Shawano County

lots of Purple Loosestrife in the marsh

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Aug 8

Patrick Ready

Location: Rotary Gardens, Janesville
Rock County

We walked most go the gardens where flowers were in full bloom. Found the usual suspects and right before leaving I spotted an American Snout on the ground. Saw lots of Clearwing Hummer Moths all over. Never saw so many Painted Ladies!

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

American Snout

American Snout

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 8

Ruth Smith

Location: Rotary Gardens
Rock County

Hackberry Emperor

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

American Snout

American Snout

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Aug 8

Mike Reese

Location: Kohler-Andrae State Park
Sheboygan County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Aug 8

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

The kind of day the local weather person calls a "Top-Ten Weather Day". A delightful 75 degrees with a breeze and very low humidity. Painted Ladies are still plentiful (one of them in the grip of an Ambush Bug). I was looking for Leonard's Skippers, but blazing star is just beginning to bloom. Whorled Milkweed and Joe-pye-weed are blooming. Lovely day!

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Whorled Milkweed

Whorled Milkweed

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk

White-faced Meadowhawk

White-faced Meadowhawk

Aug 8

Martha Gerry

Location: West side
Eau Claire County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

Aug 8

Joan Braune

Location: East side neighborhood in Madison
Dane County

Aug 8

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Gardens - Madison
Dane County

Aug 8

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

The Giant Swallowtail found the sweet Joe-pye and was nectaring for quite awhile this afternoon. Also a 'Summer' spring azure showed up, interesting how one of the biggest and one of the smallest!

Aug 8

Rory Williams

Location: At and Around Our House in Neenah
Winnebago County

Aug 8

Heather Kettner

Location: Milton, Wi Rural residence
Rock County

Giant swallowtail. Having issues flying. Found inside porch.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 8

Amanda Singleton

Location: Grand Chute, our yard
Outagamie County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 8

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Breezy, sunny, 75 degree afternoon.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 8

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens, Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

American Snout is not a common butterfly this far north in Wisconsin. This is only the second Manitowoc County record.

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Aug 8

Fred Dike

Location: Cedarburg Bog
Ozaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 8

David B Fidler

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Walking parallel to the boardwalk. Came across both of these in quick succession.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 7

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

The only butterfly I don't have pictured is a Giant Swallowtail. I saw one in flight on 8/7/19 on Moely Prairie and then again nectaring on the prairie on 8/8/19. I can say with certainty that what I saw both days was the Giant even though I couldn't believe I was seeing one up close! It was a first for me and a first sighting recorded on Moely Prairie as well.

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 7

Janet Barthel

Location: Retzer Nature Center, Town of Genessee
Waukesha County

Breezy, warm afternoon

Aug 7

Jim Schmitt

Location: New Berlin
Waukesha County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 7

Fred Dike

Location: Harrington Beach St Park
Ozaukee County

Aug 7

Patrick Ready

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison
Dane County

I didn't look around the entire gardens just the perennial garden mostly. Target was the Pipevine. Lifer!

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Aug 7

Joan Vennie

Location: Ice Age Trail, off Cty PD
Dane County

Sunny, high 70's. I noticed Partridge pea blooming along the edge of the prairie. Hoping to see if there were any Little Yellow in the area, I was extremely lucky to see a coupled pair land in the grass. Lifer for me.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Aug 7

Lynn Brunsen

Location: in my yard this morning near Gills Rock
Door County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 7

Mike Brickl

Location: North Prairie
Waukesha County

My backyard, in a cluster of Purple Coneflowers.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 7

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Edna Taylor Conservation Park
Dane County

Windy and warm in late afternoon, but a fair number of butterflies were active.

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 7

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield Township
Walworth County

Giant Swallowtail seen on native Joe Pye Weed. Hackberry Emperor seen in back yard - with many hackberry trees around though picture taken on a wooden clothesline post. Also seen several Monarchs on native Cup Plant, an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on native Joe Weed, a Viceroy on native Rattlesnake Master and a Pearl Crescent on native fleabane.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 7

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Post Farm Park Pollinator Garden
Dane County

Partly cloudy, mildly windy, mid 80s, 2:30pm

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 7

Janet Duch

Location: Town of Maple Creek
Outagamie County

Giant Swallowtail - Sighted in our flower garden at about 4:00 p.m. feeding in bee balm plants. Due to size and coloration it could not be mistaken. We have a lot of prickly ash in this area so am thinking this would be an attraction.

Aug 7

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Lulu Lake Nature Preserve
Walworth County

This butterfly landed on the deck of The Nature Conservancy work boat on Lulu Lake and was very tolerant of my jumping on and off the pontoon boat at the dock while I was loading equipment. It was completely focused on a rotting pile of Eurasian water-milfoil that I had harvested a week ago and left to dry on the boat.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 7

Mary Roen

Location: Amnicon Falls State Park
Douglas County

This butterfly was seen on a trail in Amnicon Falls State Park

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Aug 7

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie
Winnebago County

Incidental while biking.

Aug 7

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Greene Prairie Area, UW Arb, Madison
Dane County

Bronze copper found Rich's hand irresistible - had to brush it off on a flower and rush away otherwise it kept returning. 6 of Viceroys nectaring on rattlesnake master - only flower they were using.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

American Lady

American Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 7

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

13 Monarchs eclosed and flew away today. One of them chose to chase the Giant Swallowtail away from the Monarda, and then it in turn was harassed by the Painted Lady. An interesting afternoon in the garden.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 7

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny and warm. I am very puzzled by the dark skipper.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Aug 7

Karen Oberhauser

Location: Lodde's Mill Bluff SNA
Sauk County

Part of Arboretum staff survey of Lodde's Mill plants and butterflies. Butterfly surveyors included Chris Kregel, Lance Rudy, and Karen Oberhauser.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 7

Dolly Marsh

Location: Tomahawk Trail Madison
Dane County

Attracted to phlox flowers.

Aug 6

Mike Reese

Location: Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Seen while walking

Aug 6

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Aug 6

Vickie Hodge

Location: home backyard 6 miles west of Friendship WI
Adams County

Observed the largest butterfly I've ever seen on 8-6-19. Black with yellow spots outlining wings and line of yellow spots across the back connecting the outlines on outer edges of wings. I don't search for butterflies, just an admirer. But that might change! Spent 3 hours on-line trying to find a picture of the butterfly I saw. Most magnificent creature I've ever seen. It spent about 10 minutes in my back yard (next to a woods) moving from my coneflowers to my wave petunias. Time was mid afternoon. Luckily I was in my garage and grabbed my binoculars to get a close look.

Aug 6

Fred Dike

Location: my yard
Dane County

Aug 6

Kate Redmond

Location: Cedarburg Bog, public trails at the north end of the Bog, off of Hwy 33
Ozaukee County

I walked the trail to Watts Lake. Nice selection of dragonflies on the pier, including a very cooperative Eastern Amberwing and Slaty Skimmer.

Slaty Skimmer

Slaty Skimmer

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Amberwing

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Aug 6

Tricia Hermsen

Location: Greenville, WI
Outagamie County

In our butterfly garden

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 6

Dee Nordgren

Location: Backyard - tithonia plant
Milwaukee County

In with the Monarchs this afternoon was a Painted Lady.

American Lady

American Lady

Aug 6

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens/Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Mostly sunny and warm. Mostly everything was seen in the test garden. Sorry for the camera phone pictures, but I just don't have time to go through them tonight.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Snout

American Snout

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

American Snout

American Snout

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 6

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Aug 6

Stephanie Bablitch

Location: Lake Mills City
Jefferson County

Cone flower in garden

Aug 6

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Ice Age Trail Jct Area just S of CTH PD, W Madison
Dane County

Aug 6

Rory Williams

Location: Our backyard
Winnebago County

A tiger swallowtail on our coneflower was a nice treat

Aug 6

Judith Huf

Location: Cahill Park, Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth and a Green Cloverworm Moth also.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 6

Tiffany Marshall

Location: Backyard in Kewaskum
Washington County

Visiting in my butterfly garden this afternoon.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 6

Douglas Buege

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Pipevine swallowtails are found near the Thai Pavilion. There were at least 3, though possibly 5 or 6. The first one I saw was laying eggs on pipevine. If you go to the ball diamonds, the upper bleachers give a good view of the pipevine territory.

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Amberwing

Aug 6

Sue Meixner

Location: Sun Prairie
Dane County

Daily sightings in my yard. We have several wild milkweed plants that must have been seeded by birds. We won't destroy the plants because of the Monarchs.

Aug 5

Mike Brickl

Location: North Prairie, WI
Waukesha County

Spotted among a cluster of Purple Coneflowers in my back yard.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 5

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Hot, humid afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 5

Fred Dike

Location: backyard in Madison
Dane County

Aug 5

Dee Nordgren

Location: Backyard garden
Milwaukee County

Along with Monarchs on my tithonia bush was a Black Swallowtail.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 5

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Small prairie restoration at S. end of Odana Hills Golf Course Parking Lot
Dane County

At least 6 orange & black skippers flitting around. Several species of dragonflies - including E. Amberwings.

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Amberwing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 5

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station at my home in Milwaukee WI
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 5

Fred Dike

Location: Ericksn Conservation Area
Lafayette County

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Viceroy

Viceroy

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 5

Les M. Hoffman

Location: Sherman Ave dirt road in Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

There were dozens of these beauties today about 11:00 am!

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 5

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Trail
Winnebago County

Incidental while walking with DNR crew members and removing invasives. I did see two sphinx species

Aug 5

Carol Kubicek

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

All sightings before 1 pm. These sightings were primarily in the perennial garden and herb garden.

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Aug 5

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

partly cloudy, 2-2:30pm

Aug 5

Stewart Randall

Location: Delafield, home
Waukesha County

Very pleasant surprise and it was enjoying our Molly Butterfly Bush. Very apropos.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 5

Patrick Ready

Location: Military Ridge Bike Trail
Dane County

I rode the trail this morning and found lots of activity west of Verona. Most were sitting on the dusty path and a few were on plants/flowers. I walked about a 1/4 mile area. Beebalm had a Snowberry Hummingbird Moth.

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Painted Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 5

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida home
Outagamie County

Many Emperors One landed on me.. but will not stop for a picture.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 5

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Warm and Sunny. The Tiger Swallowtail was a dark phase female.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 5

Stacy Rowe

Location: Pond Rd, Fort Atkinson (my house)
Jefferson County

Both species were nectaring on butterfly milkweed