Recent sightings

Aug 8

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, Chippewa River floodplain
Chippewa County

Early afternoon. Mostly sunny. Upper seventies, calm.
Most of the Giant Swallowtails were in fields but one was in the woods where there were few flowers. I saw two different pairs of swallowtails twirling about each other close enough to touch, but did not see either actually couple. They were relatively plentiful and after a while I stopped counting for fear of counting some twice.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 8

Jesse Peterson

Location: Town of Midleton, yard
Dane County

Sachem

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 8

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Aug 8

Ann Thering

Location: my garden
Dane County

Aug 8

Pam Campbell

Location: Lyndale Road ponds/550th Ave.
Dunn County

Mostly sunny, mid 70s, breezy. Stopped for a quick look for Fiery Skippers but stayed over an hour and found other things of interest.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 8

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while pulling yet more sweet clover. I am pretty sure that we had a male Sachem come up and land on a prairie dock but as this would be the first Sachem of my life I want to wait until I get a picture and can have it confirmed

Aug 8

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Prairie near Orchard Hill Park in McFarland
Dane County

Cloudy, with teases from the sun; high 70s, light breeze.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 7

Ethan Brown

Location: My Backyard
Ozaukee County

In between the rain.

Aug 7

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: Nakoma neighborhood, Madison
Dane County

4:30-5:00. High near 80 but very humid and little wind.

Aug 7

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Very low activity due to cool temps and overcast.

Aug 7

Fred Dike

Location: Cadiz Springs Recreation Area
Green County

70s, partly Cloudy, breezy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 7

Pam Campbell

Location: Lyndale Road ponds
Dunn County

72, cloudy, on and off rain. Stopped for about 30 minutes.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 7

Peter and Derek Silvers

Location: Mush-Ko-Se-Day park, Fort Atkinson
Jefferson County

Right after the rain, 80 deg. cloudy, humid

Aug 7

Judith Huf

Location: My Garden Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

The Joe Pye Weed continues to attract pollinators of all kinds.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 7

V Butler

Location: Union Grove, Town of Dover
Racine County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 6

Terry Mortier

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Very hot and muggy. I did get to see one of the Zebra Swallowtails by the entrance and tried to follow several dark butterflies through the maze. Haha, my first visit!

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Aug 6

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Aug 6

Molly Fifield Murray

Location: home, Springdale two. Dane County, Sec. 4
Dane County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 6

NABA Avoca Butterfly Count

Location: SWBA field trip to Lower Wisconsin State Riverway - Avoca Unit
Iowa County

10 people participated in a hot, humid day looking for southern immigrants. Since 2007, we have found Sleepy Orange on eight of the 16 years of doing this field trip. Three Painted Ladies ties for the most reported this year in a submission. Painted Lady numbers are low for the second consecutive year. Only 11 were reported last year. Painted Lady photo by Donna Richter; other photos by Tim Fenske.

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

anyone know what kind of eggs these are?

anyone know what kind of eggs these are?

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 6

Warren Gabrilska

Location: Near Borth
Waushara County

Aug 6

Ethan Brown

Location: Spirit Lake
Ozaukee County

Impressive species. My first ever Sachem and CC Skipper in Ozaukee. And the other is a Goldenrod Crab Spider.

Goldenrod Crab Spider

Goldenrod Crab Spider

Aug 6

Steve Kinyon

Location: Swift Creek, behind Gundersen Hospital
La Crosse County

2:30 to 4 pm, cloudy, 84°

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 6

Pamela Hoyland

Location: Colfax yard
Dunn County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Aug 6

Rory Williams

Location: High Cliff State Park - Prairie Trail
Calumet County

Went out looking for Clay Colored Sparrows, saw one, heard many, Nice number of butterflies

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 6

Michelle McCammick

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

Red-spotted purple, sighted in my garden at 10:30 am visit a crab apple tree

Aug 6

Pamela Skaar

Location: Tenney Park
Dane County

7:40 - 8:20. Grass and vegetation was so wet with dew that I was surprised to see any butterflies. 0.74 miles

Aug 5

Terry Mortier

Location: Pioneer Trail, County Hwy A, Milchesky rd.
Douglas County

Very Windy, County Hwy A had been mowed.

Aug 5

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Very windy, late morning.

Aug 5

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grassland Wildlife Area
Adams County

Surveyed 3 grassland tracts and 3 miles of roadside frontage, mainly to check for Purplish Coppers. Two-thirds of the grassland transects and 2/3 of the roadside surveys were along Archer Road, where we found all 31 of the Purplish Coppers (12 in the grassland, 19 along the road and in all 4 quarter-mile sections of ROW).

Aug 5

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands Wildlife Area
Portage County

Regal Fritillary geographical breath monitoring at 7 plots not surveyed yet in the 2022 flight. At four of these patches we have only surveyed 0-2 times for summer butterflies during 1997-2022. We found 0, 0, 0, 1, 2, 1, and 13 Regals on transects, plus one in a plot between the road and an off-road patch we walked to. With the addition of 2 females seen today, we’ve seen 2.0-2.1% females and 97.9-98.0% males out of more than 400 Regal Fritillaries in 2022, not including individuals where we didn’t ID the gender. This list includes 5 roadside Monarchs.

Aug 5

Steve Kinyon

Location: Bike Trail 2 miles east of Sparta.
Monroe County

9 to 11 a.m., 83°, sunny.

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

American Copper

American Copper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

★ = New county photo record

Aug 5

Katie DiOrio

Location: Benet Lake/Lake Shangri-la Bristol, WI
Kenosha County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 5

Jonathan Rigden

Location: Norskedalen Nature Center
La Crosse County

On gravel parking area. O Ophus Road

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 5

Darcy Kind

Location: My yard near west side of Madison
Dane County

Busy late afternoon for pollinators

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 5

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, Chippewa River floodplain
Chippewa County

Early afternoon, hot (about 90°) and blustery. All but the wood nymph sighted within ten minutes of arrival.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 5

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Aug 5

Meridith Williams

Location: County Rd WD, Newport Township
Columbia County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Aug 5

Judith Huf

Location: My Garden Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

After I visited the library, I came home to yet more Monarchs and Fiery Skippers.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 5

Judith Huf

Location: Whitefish Bay Library Garden
Milwaukee County

Spendt a few minutes in the afternoon here. The garden has expanded into the strip along the parking lot which has been made into a bioswale to hold rainwater. The many red swamp milkweed plants are really drawing in the Monarchs.

Monarch

Monarch

Library Garden

Library Garden

Library Garden

Library Garden

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 5

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

I only spendt a couple of hours this morning at SANC and most of it was pulling weeds in the woods, so only a few butterflies to report. I did find an interesting-looking moth in the woods called a Bent-Lined Carpet Moth, Costaconvexa centrostrigaria, which despite its name does not eat carpets. The caterpillars eat knotweed.

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Bent-Lined Carpet Moth

Bent-Lined Carpet Moth

Aug 5

Patrick Ready

Location: Hogsback SNA, Gays Mills is near by.
Crawford County

Hard to find the right place to park and then the tractor trail up the ridge to the top but it was worth it! Lots of butterflies there. Steep climb. Vertical slope coming back has one precarious spot but I made it!

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 5

Fred Dike

Location: UW Arboretum
Dane County

clear skies, upper 70's, slight breeze

Aug 5

Mike Reese

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

My first Zebra Swallowtail in Wisconsin. Finally saw two female Fiery Skippers.

American Snout

American Snout

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 5

Pamela Skaar

Location: New Glarus Woods SP
Green County

Giant Swallowtails were in the woods. 9:37 - 11:57, 2.4 miles

Aug 5

Dan Abel

Location: jennerjohn park, Greenville
Outagamie County

Sunny mid-morning. walked trails around pond for about an hour. prairie plantings. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was a black form.

Aug 4

Paula Zarling

Location: Green Park, City of St Francis
Milwaukee County

Spotted in the grass at 6:40pm; hot, humid, and clear skies.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 4

Steve Kinyon

Location: Butterfly Trail, Shelby
La Crosse County

3 to 5p.m. 83°, mostly sunny.
The Harvester I saw was probably the same one I’ve been seeing here for the past two weeks. It is always in the same spot at the same time of day, and there is always only one.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 4

Fred Dike

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

patly cloudy, 80s, slight breeze

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Aug 4

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Aug 4

Karin Eichhoff

Location: Olbrich Botanical Garden
Dane County

1:15 PM - 5:00 PM, mostly sunny, 85 Degrees.

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 4

Nancy Norman

Location: 1160 Eulaine Circle, Hammond WI 54015
St. Croix County

I planted Joe Pye Weed 7 years ago. To my delight I started seeing Monarchs every year! They are blooming now, & this Monarch showed up yesterday.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 4

Rory Williams

Location: Czech Drive and County N
Waushara County

Incidental while preparing deer stands. Quite a few Tiger Swallowtails as we got near the White River area

Aug 4

Ethan Brown

Location: Rahr Memorial School Forest
Manitowoc County

Deer flies were ridiculous.

Aug 4

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

This was only the second time I've seen a Giant Swallowtail on my property, the first was on 7 Sep 2009. The bee was so loaded with pollen that it could hardly fly. The robber fly was feeding on a Japanese Beetle, sure could use more robbers here to take care of all the beetles.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

meadowhawk sp.

meadowhawk sp.

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Aug 4

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Beautiful day - I walked the east and west prairie trails. Not many Monarchs; not much milkweed compared to previous years.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 4

Scott Puchalski

Location: Genoa Fish Hatchery
Vernon County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 4

John McCaw

Location: Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Includes part of Wehr Nature Center and part of Boerner Botanical Gardens.

Aug 4

Jim Otto

Location: Madison Audubon Society's Erstad Prairie
Columbia County

The favorite nectar plant today seemed to be rattlesnake master. Fifteen Viceroys is the most I have ever seen in one place.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aug 4

April Stanke

Location: Spirit Lake
Ozaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Lady

American Lady

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 4

Heather Meyer

Location: Yorkville
Racine County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 4

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Home garden in McFarland
Dane County

I've been finding monarch eggs on my milkweed and I've seen a few females, but this was the first male I've seen in my garden this season. He was swooping around and nectaring on the Cosmos and the Swamp Milkweed in the late afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 4

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Seen while checking on the bluebird houses. One last batch of baby bluebirds in one of the houses. We have hatched out a record 25 this year. Interesting to see several Cabbage Whites puddling today.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Bluebirds

Eastern Bluebirds

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 4

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Gardens in Madison
Dane County

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Aug 4

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy, near and SW of spring.
Dane County

Black Swallowtails were all very faded/tattered.

Aug 4

Joan Peterson

Location: La Farge
Vernon County

Lots of butterflies, hummingbird moths and bees were out today. Purple coneflower appear to be a favorite.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 4

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville/Larrabee & Maple Grove Rds
Dunn County

Mostly sunny, 70s and beautiful. Both of these dirt roads are a favorite spot to find butterflies. Though the puddles and potholes on Larrabee Road have been recently filled with gravel. (I've never been so disappointed with road repair.) It's great fun to find multiple Common Checkered-Skippers. I rarely see even one per year. Painted Lady is also FOY. Cardinal Flower is blooming.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Question Mark

Question Mark

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower

Aug 4

Robert Marquis

Location: Hamilton Court, River Falls
Pierce County

Peck's skipper? On Echinacea in backyard. Thank you for checking.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

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

Aug 4

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Nine Springs, Madison
Dane County

Perfect weather and conditions for a butterfly survey: early afternoon; light wind; low 80s; plentiful native, blooming wildflowers. Once again, however, many fewer Monarchs (and butterflies, in general) than I would expect for this time of year and the conditions.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 4

Dan Abel

Location: jennerjohn park, greenville
Outagamie County

about an hour at mid-day on the trails around the water retention pond. planted with prairie flowers.

Aug 4

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Heights Cty park woods
Dane County

9:30-11:30, 1.5 miles. One of the Tiger Swallowtails was a black female. One of the Monarchs was laying eggs.

Aug 4

Dee Nordgren

Location: backyard garden
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Tithonia.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 3

Steve Kinyon

Location: Mathy Tract
La Crosse County

2:30 to 4 p.m.. Sunny , 90°

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 3

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, Chippewa River floodplain
Chippewa County

About 90°, calm, sunny.
3rd and 4th GST's I've seen this year, significantly fewer than typical.
The first was early in June and the second last week. No larvae as yet, and none in 2021.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 3

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

It was a very rainy day for our area. Shortly after the rain stopped I visited an alfalfa and clover strip that was busy with butterflies. I was pleased to photograph the White Form Orange Sulphur with wings open. Another rainstorm ended the Butterfly Fun for the day! 3:30-5:30 mostly sunny with some wind especially as the next storm moved in.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 3

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Aug 3

Michelle Holda

Location: Glenmore Township
Brown County

Spotted this butterfly enjoying our Oriole feeding station. We believe it’s a Question Mark butterfly.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 3

Tracy Rath

Location: Pewaukee
Waukesha County

Big and beautiful Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 2

Mike Reese

Location: private lands along the Embarrass River
Shawano County

Aug 2

April Stanke

Location: Virmond Park
Ozaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 2

Joan Peterson

Location: La Farge
Vernon County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 2

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands Wildlife Area
Portage County

We surveyed five 800 meter grassland transects and one 400 meter transect looking for wetland coppers and to add sites to the breadth of our 2022 Regal Fritillary monitoring. The four patches with a history of Regal Fritillaries in them had 4, 4, 2, and 7 male Regal Fritillaries on our surveys. The Purplish Coppers were in 3 different patches, but the Bronze Coppers were all within 10 meters of each other.

Aug 2

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grassland Wildlife Area
Adams County

Surveyed 8 grassland tracts with a variety of recent management types using approximately 800 meter transects, mainly to check for Purplish Coppers. All of the Purplish Coppers were in three of the patches managed most recently with haying or extensive. Three sites were hayed or mostly hayed in late summer 1-2 years ago, one was extensively mowed a year ago, one was burned twice about 5 years ago, one was burned in 2022, one was grazed up until about 4 years ago, and one is being grazed now.

Aug 2

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Aug 2

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while collecting seeds for replanting into the SNA.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 2

John McCaw

Location: Humboldt Park
Milwaukee County

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aug 2

Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Aug 2

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Sunny, upper 80s, humid, breezy. Lots of butterfly activity again in the garden. The Summer Spring Azure was a new visitor. Also spotted a funny bug making the rounds on the Black-eyed Susans.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Scaly Bee Fly (Lepidophora sp.)

Scaly Bee Fly (Lepidophora sp.)

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 2

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

80 degrees by noon. Windy and sunny.

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Aug 2

Ethan Brown

Location: Highland Woods
Ozaukee County

Never been here before. Cabbage whites dominated most of the park. One woodland opening had the rest of the species. Also saw many Snowberry Clearwings and one Hummingbird Clearwings.

There has also been so many cool Odonates lately. The Giant Darners (Anax spp.) and Green Darners are fun to watch!

Aug 2

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: IAT, Jct. Area, Fitchburg
Dane County

1 of ETS was Black form female.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 2

Judith Huf

Location: Behind Indian Hill School and along W. Heather Lane in River Hills
Milwaukee County

Went to the Nature Trail behind Indian Hill School in River Hills because I have seen butterflies there in the past. I was disappointed on the trails today, but walked out to the roadside along W. Heather Lane and found another Marine Blue feeding on the Bird's Foot Trefoil Vetch. Also found the sharpest looking Spring Azure I have seen in a long time.

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 2

Pamela Skaar

Location: Governor Nelson SP prairie
Dane County

9:02 - 10:36, sunny, 1.5 miles. The area of the prairie along the path I walked was burned this year, increasing the variety of flowering plants. It seems to me that there are fewer butterflies here than before houses were built across County M.

Aug 2

Paul Sparks

Location: Karner Blue Meadow
Waushara County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

American Copper

American Copper

Aug 1

Fred Dike

Location: Belleville Community Park Trail
Dane County

70s. partly sunny, calm

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 1

Fred Dike

Location: Badger State Trail near Belleville
Dane County

70s, mostly cloudy, calm

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 1

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Karner was along Stolte Road. There were also four other undetermined blues in flight. Sedge skippers--dun or broken dash--were on vervain or common milkweed along Co. Rd. O. Also here was an interesting bee fly, Poecilanthrax tegminipennis. With all the yellow setae on the underside of its abdomen, it seems to be a mimic of a leaf-cutter bee, Megachilidae

oecilanthrax tegminipennis (bee fly)

oecilanthrax tegminipennis (bee fly)

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aug 1

April Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland
Ozaukee County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 1

Daniel Flynn

Location: Dutch Hollow Lake, La Valle
Sauk County

partly sunny, high 70's, by the waters edge

American Snout

American Snout

Aug 1

Rory Williams

Location: Kettle Moraine State Forest
Washington County

Went out looking for Rusty Patched Bumblebees. Very surprised to see them at all four locations in the state forest. In the end I saw nine Rusty Patched, four other species of bumblebees, and one Six Spotted Tiger Beetle

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 1

Kate Redmond

Location: Waubedonia Park between Fredonia and Waubeka
Ozaukee County

I walked the edge of the river between the boat launch and the east parking lot.
On the leaf, just to the left of the Fiery Skipper's feet, are the yellow, saddlebag-shaped pollenia of a milkweed. They stick to pollinators.

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 1

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Residence in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Aug 1

Ethan Brown

Location: Steins Garden Center
Ozaukee County

Painted lady!

Aug 1

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

RSPs were skittish. Possible Snout sighting.

Aug 1

Meridith Williams

Location: County Rd WD, Newport Township
Columbia County

1 Monarch caterpillar observed on butterfly milkweed along with at least 3 Monarchs that i didn't get pictures of. sorry for the poor quality of pics.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Aug 1

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Question Mark at dusk

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 1

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Aug 1

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

American Snout count of 27 is exact count, binocular ID as I slowly drove the length of the dirt road where they sipped moisture. Temp near 80, breezy.

American Copper

American Copper

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Aug 1

John McCaw

Location: Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 1

Jackie Barndt

Location: Grand chute, backyard habitat
Outagamie County

First buckeye sighting

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 1

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sighted a orange and brown grass skipper, but it got away without being identified.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Aug 1

Dave Pausch

Location: East Madison
Dane County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 1

Mary Ann Crain

Location: Wooded Ridge Preserve subdivision, Lisbon
Waukesha County

The Red Admiral butterfly landed on my Hydrangea plant.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 31

Mike Reese

Location: Private lands and roadsides to Hayman Falls County Park
Shawano County

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was a black form female

Jul 31

Pam Kindschi

Location: West of Beloit
Rock County

Jul 31

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Jul 31

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Neighborhood and Residence
Ozaukee County

So surprised to see Snouts by my house.

Jul 31

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 31

Janet Mueller

Location: Town of Cleveland. NE shore Cornell Lake.
Chippewa County

Windy, full sun. Mourning Cloak had seen better days.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 31

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Sunny, low 80s, breezy, early afternoon. Lots of butterfly activity again in the garden. Plenty of bird activity, too. The wren nestlings finally ran out of room and popped out one by one. The grand total was 7!

House Wren

House Wren

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

House Wren

House Wren

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 31

Kate Redmond

Location: Spruce Lake Bog State Natural Area
Fond du Lac County

Warm and windy. A few Halloween Pennant dragonflies put on a good show.

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 31

Paul Sparks

Location: Nojoshing Trail, St. Francis
Milwaukee County

Saw at least two Reakirt’s Blues and Variegated Fritillary that Jeremy found.

Jul 31

Judith Huf

Location: My Garden Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Couldn't go exploring today, so I just enjoyed my garden.

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 31

Rory Williams

Location: South of Z and Country Club Road
Winnebago County

Incidental while gardening, short visit as a spider bite put an end to my day

Jul 31

Jacob Collison

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 31

Jacob Collison

Location: Nojoshing Trail Grasslands
Milwaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Jul 31

Jacob Collison

Location: County Grounds Park
Milwaukee County

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Jul 31

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

With the help of grandson, Sam, we spotted these butterflies from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Very sunny, no wind, temp around 75. Another beautiful butterfly day! Sam spotted two other critters of interest - a damselfly and a spider.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Bluet sp.

Bluet sp.

Yellow Garden Spider

Yellow Garden Spider

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 31

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Whitnall Park - Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

First Gray Hairstreak in Wisconsin!

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Jul 31

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Nojoshing Trail, St Francis
Milwaukee County

I went to try and find the Reakirt's Blue and ended up finding 3, 1 female and 2 male!!! I have photos of all 3. I was out from 930am-3pm, beautiful sunny day with tons of butterflies! I'll drop a pin for anyone interested in the Reakirt's. They were 30'-75' off the asphalt trail as the pin suggests. Good luck! Photos are all screen shots, sorry...

Reakirt's Blues
https://maps.app.goo.gl/CtzkfCuZGv24s6eZ6

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Snout

American Snout

American Lady

American Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Viceroy

Viceroy

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 31

Ethan Brown

Location: Lions Den Gorge
Ozaukee County

Found some butterflies caught by predators.

Jul 31

Nick Gremban

Location: Twin Pine Barrens, Chequamegon-Nicolet NF
Oconto County

Partly cloudy, around 85 degrees. Also very windy, made it difficult to get nice photos. Only surveyed about 0.3 miles along FR 2973.

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

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

Jul 31

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jul 31

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Pan Hollow SNA
Sauk County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 31

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In my yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Mostly sunny, breezy, 78 degree afternoon.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 31

Greg Ongie

Location: We Energies Grassland (Nojoshing Trails)
Milwaukee County

Likely many more Marine Blues, but only got photos of one.

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Jul 31

Ann Thering

Location: My garden
Dane County

Jul 31

John McCaw

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 31

Kristina Kishbaugh

Location: My garden south of Erb park Appleton
Outagamie County

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 31

Elizabeth Oseid

Location: Sun Prairie back yard
Dane County

About 2:45 pm, light breeze. A little flighty, but finally settled down so I could snap a few pictures. First one I have seen in my garden. (vegetables, flowers, native plants with an impressionist feel).

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 31

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Our backyard
Jefferson County

Backyard butterflies

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 31

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Our backyard
Jefferson County

Backyard butterflies

Jul 31

Pam Campbell

Location: Lyndale Road/550th Ave
Dunn County

Low 80s and very windy. A five-minute stop to check the progress of the Smartweed bloom. Always a Bronze Copper spot. I found one clinging low to the wind-whipped vegetation.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jul 31

Dan Abel

Location: Mosquito hill nature center, New london.
Outagamie County

Mostly restored prairie and old fields.

Jul 31

Greg T Konop

Location: Oregon, WI on Lost Woods Court
Dane County

Observed this butterfly in one of our pollinator areas in our yard.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 30

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Hoyt Park, Wauwatosa
Milwaukee County

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Jul 30

Nick Gremban

Location: Schmeeckle Reserve
Portage County

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Black Dash

Black Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jul 30

Nick Gremban

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Was hoping to get some photos of regals but none of them were interested in sitting still.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 30

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grasslands Wildlife Area
Adams County

One mile of roadside counting per person to check for Purplish Coppers. We saw 71 Purplish Coppers in the wide ROW south of Apache Avenue in the first 1/2 mile east of County Highway W. We also saw 5 of them in the ROWs along Archer Avenue in the first 1/2 mile west of County Highway W. Most Purplish Coppers were in good or excellent wing condition, so there may be plenty of time left in this brood.

Jul 30

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands Wildlife Area
Portage County

One barrens, 3 grassland patches, and one roadside. Today's Karner Blue count (9 females, 23 males, and 3 of unknown gender) is our highest ever (previous high was 32) out of at least 43 broods that we've monitored at the site here; our Spring 2022 count here was our 6th highest out of those broods. All 17 Regal Fritillaries that we saw were males; more than 97% of our Regal sightings combining all areas this year have been of males. One of the 3 grassland patches today was a re-survey of one of our Regal Fritillary long-term monitoring sites; we found 4 Regal Fritillaries in this patch today vs. 6 on July 5.

Jul 30

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Rowan Cr. State Fishery Area - W.
Columbia County

Many butterflies flitting about similar to the Appalachian Browns. Moist/wet brushy/woody habitat.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 30

Elizabeth Oseid

Location: Sun Prairie, backyard near 151 exit 103
Dane County

Red Admiral, Monarch, Peck's Skipper - All seen in my backyard, just as I had been lamenting the lack of butterflies (poor timing on my part, most likely, as I have seven Monarch caterpillars and a Black Swallowtail caterpillar turned up on my dill, so they are around!

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 30

Pam Campbell

Location: Red Cedar Trail south of Irvington
Dunn County

All before noon. Humidity and heat are ramping up.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Question Mark

Question Mark

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 30

Steve Kinyon

Location: Near Swift Creek, Behind Gunderson Lutheran Hospital
La Crosse County

10 to 11 a.m. sunny, 78 degrees.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

American Snout

American Snout

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Jul 30

Pam Kindschi

Location: West of Beloit
Rock County

Jul 30

Dan Abel

Location: Wolf river bottoms conradt memorial unit,shiocton
Outagamie County

Incidental while birding. Large fallow prairie fields.

Jul 30

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Sunny, gentle breeze, low 80s, early afternoon. Many visitors to my garden today. Spotted 3 Giant Swallowtails hitting the zinnias at the same time. Finally a Monarch on the milkweed.

Jul 30

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Schurch Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 30

Ethan Brown

Location: Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Nice species diversity! Also serval humming bird clearwings.

Jul 30

John McCaw

Location: WE Energies Grassland (Nojoshing Trail)
Milwaukee County

Marine Blues were seen on wood chip trail leading into Seminary Woods. Probably quite a few more than the two identified.

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Jul 30

Pamela Skaar

Location: Otsego Marsh
Columbia County

12:47 - 14:09, mostly in the woods.

Jul 30

Pamela Skaar

Location: Goose Pond Prairie
Columbia County

I saw Prairie Violets being grown and they do form an understory in the prairie, which is usually shaded. The fritillaries must be depending on these violets in some areas for their larvae to eat. I was riding in a group trailer; so I am certain most butterflies were missed on the 2 hour excursion.

Jul 30

Paul Sparks

Location: Nojoshing Trail
Milwaukee County

The Marine Blues were quite active and didn't stop often.

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

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

Jul 30

Kaona Koehn

Location: Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

tons of butterflies out but couldn't identify most of them

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

White Admiral

White Admiral

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 30

Judith Huf

Location: My Garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

The Cabbage Whites have layed eggs on the kale in my vegetable patch and there are many caterpillars.

Monarch

Monarch

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 30

Judith Huf

Location: No Joshin Trail in Saint Francis
Milwaukee County

Went here on this beautiful sunny day to look for the reported Marine Blues and wasn't disappointed. Also ran into several friends who were also out looking for butterflies. The prairies are in glorious flowering, but the Marine Blues favor the invasive Crown Vetch. A female Black Swallowtail was laying eggs.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

American Snout

American Snout

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 30

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Park
Waukesha County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 30

Douglas Buege

Location: Mendota Mental Health grounds
Dane County

Jul 30

John McCaw

Location: Veterans Park/War Memorial
Milwaukee County

The area south of the lagoon and north of the War Memorial building has been converted from grass lawn to native plantings. Looks great.

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 30

Kristina Kishbaugh

Location: My garden south of Erb park Appleton
Outagamie County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 30

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Yahara River Trail by walking bridge in Stoughton
Dane County

Mostly sunny 72 degree morning.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 29

Rachel Padour

Location: AriensCo Conservation Land, Brillion
Calumet County

75 to 80 F, sunny, calm. Butterflies were observed throughout the conservation land in the morning. 2 Monarchs were observed in a courting dance.

American Lady

American Lady

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

American Lady

American Lady

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 29

Robert Marquis

Location: River Hills Park, River Falls
Pierce County

on Kinnickinnic River's edge.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Jul 29

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens in and near Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

A 2nd summer survey at 4 of our 5 Karner Blue long-term monitoring sites in Wood County. We omitted one site that is the fastest phenology of our Karner Blue monitoring sites in any county, and where we found 69 Karner Blues on July 17. We had 38% female and 62% male Karner Blues today, a ratio which is spot on for the Karner peak in Wood County, which runs higher in females than our other study areas. On July 17 at these four sites we saw 3% female and 97% male Karner Blues.

Jul 29

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens between Millston and Black River Falls.
Jackson County

A second summer survey of our medium and slow phenology Karner Blue long-term monitoring sites here. On July 17 we saw 46 Karner Blues in more hours of surveying than we did today. Today 70% of the 64 Karner Blues for which we could tell the gender were males; on July 17 the ratio was 93% males/7% females. The Marine Blue and almost half of the Karner Blues were along Stanton Creek Road.

Jul 29

Fred Dike

Location: Shea Prairie
Iowa County

70s, mostly sunny, slight breeze

Jul 29

Fred Dike

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

around 70 degrees, slight breeze

Viceroy

Viceroy

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 29

Nick Gremban

Location: Langlade County Forest south of Mole Lake
Langlade County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

★ = New county photo record

Jul 29

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

The Giant Swallowtails put on quite a show!

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 29

Patrick Ready

Location: Military Ridge Trail west of Verona
Dane County

Slow bike ride just west of the Epic Empire. Mostly sunny, 80 degrees with moderate breeze.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 29

Dean Hansen

Location: Stolte Road, Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Saw this single female Karner nectaring on mowed spotted knapweed bloom. Does this place need rain!

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jul 29

Rory Williams

Location: Wiouwash Trail off Shady Lane
Winnebago County

Went out looking for a Baltimore Checkerspot among the white turtlehead plants. Again no success this year

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Jul 29

Ethan Brown

Location: Oshkosh EAA Airshow
Winnebago County

Watching a lot of flying things today.

Jul 29

John Morrissey

Location: meadow near my house; S.B. Anderson Memorial Preserve, Cross Plains
Dane County

Four mating Monarch pairs observed.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary, Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary, Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 29

Terry Mortier

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Warm, partly cloudy, light wind. It is very dry around this area. The roads were extremely dusty.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 29

Steve Kinyon

Location: Fort McCoy, Cinder Road
Monroe County

9:15 to 10:45 a.m. 71 degrees, mostly sunny. swampy area, Milkweed approaching peak. Large numbers of what looked to me like Dun Skippers, courting on milkweed.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 29

Mary Roen

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

These butterflies were all seen in my yard or my pollinator gardens. It was 80 degrees, mild wind.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 29

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

In the 70s and breezy. There were a few clearwing moths attracted to the Wild Bergamot.

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 29

Jennifer Ambrose

Location: Nojoshing Trail
Milwaukee County

https://maps.app.goo.gl/8eGCoprpKN8DZFpa7

I checked a local spot after hearing about the other Milwaukee area Marine Blue sighting and found three, at least, hanging around a patch of crown vetch and clover where I previously found Wild Indigo Duskywings.

Jul 29

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Partly sunny, upper 70s, breezy, late afternoon. Walked our oak/pine MFL for an hour. Spotted American Coppers for the first time this summer.

American Copper

American Copper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 29

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Beautiful day for seeing butterflies. Sunny, calm with temps in upper 70's. When I saw the American Snout visiting flowers I headed in for the camera. Had to wait about an hour, but it was back to the same flowers. Also first sightings this year for me of a Fiery Skipper and Painted Lady.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 29

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Yahara River trail by Admunson Park in Stoughton.
Dane County

Saw around 15 Blues, but many were quickly flying by so I wasn't able to ID them. Also enjoyed watching two osprey soaring overhead and a doe watching us from the trail. Mostly sunny, breezy, 72 degree morning.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

Jul 29

Pamela Skaar

Location: Governor Dodge SP Group Camp area
Iowa County

9:57 - 10:41 along the road

Jul 29

Pamela Skaar

Location: Governor Dodge SP Gateway Prairie
Iowa County

9:17-9:37, 0.25 miles. One of the Northern Pearly Eyes was missing its hindwings and just sitting on a leaf.

Jul 29

Ann Thering

Location: My garden
Dane County

Woo-Hoo!! So happy to add a Marine Blue to my butterfly yard list today! It returned to the Calamintha nepeta 'Montrose White' several times. A few hours later, I found it nectaring on white clover in the lawn.

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Jul 29

Douglas Buege

Location: County Grounds Park
Milwaukee County

This place is tricky to find. It's not the really cool undeveloped place next the Ronald McDonald House but it's connected. I had to go in on 87th St off Watertown Plank Road. The Marine Blues were nectaring on white sweetclover which wasn't common on the paths. My spot was close to a make-shift plywood bridge at a low spot. The Marines were interacting with Eastern Tailed-Blues. Thanks for the leads, people!

Jul 29

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak
Waukesha County

Such a perfect day!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 29

Janet Mueller

Location: Town of Cleveland. S.E. Shore Cornell Lake
Chippewa County

80°. Full sun. Calm. Feeding on bee balm & gooseneck. Dun Skipper & American Lady.

American Lady

American Lady

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 29

April Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Park
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 29

Jym Mooney

Location: Hoyt Park, Wauwatosa
Milwaukee County

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Jul 29

John McCaw

Location: Hoyt Park
Milwaukee County

Many thanks to the Three J's: Jacob for finding and reporting the Marine Blues; Jeremy for getting the word and precise location out; and Jym for being there and observing a Blue as I arrived. And a nice bonus was the Common Checkered-Skipper that Jym pointed out.

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Jul 29

Kimberly King

Location: Table Bluff Segment of the Ice Age Trail, Cross Plains
Dane County

Jul 29

Douglas Buege

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Rumor has it that a Pipevine Swallowtail is present but I didn't see it.

Jul 28

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 28

Fred Dike

Location: Patrick Marsh
Dane County

mostly sunny, windy

Jul 28

John Morrissey

Location: meadow near my house, S.B. Anderson memorial preserve, Cross Plains
Dane County

One swallowtail with entire right hindwing missing. Personal first sighting of Northern Pearly-eye.

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 28

Lester Doyle

Location: Dekorra Wildlife Area
Columbia County

Mixed period of Sunny and cloudy, windy, high 70's

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Jul 28

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing yet more invasives

Jul 28

Ethan Brown

Location: Virmond Park
Ozaukee County

Jul 28

Jacob Collison

Location: County Grounds Park
Milwaukee County

Exact count of Marine Blues! 5 seen at once. Hit the butterfly powerball!

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Jul 28

Jacob Collison

Location: Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Jul 28

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Hoyt Park
Milwaukee County

Jacob found 2 Marine Blues and alerted me to them. I got over there and the 2 he found turned into 5! We had 2 feeding on the yellow crown vetch and 3 more circling and chasing each other up into the air, all at once for an exact count. All 5 were located SE of the pool, where all 3 trails cross each other, close to the river. I've been searching the county for them, so it was nice to finally see one, let alone 5! Photos are just screen shots.

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Jul 28

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Germantown, Township Roads near Castle Rock Lake
Juneau County

Partly sunny, upper 70s, very breezy. Did a 20 mile bicycle loop on township roads and made several butterfly stops along the way. I was surprised to spot so many Monarchs since I have not seen many in my home garden so far this year. Lots of orange butterfly weed and swamp milkweed attracting the monarchs along the way.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 28

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Partly Sunny, upper 70s, very breezy. Lots of butterfly activity in my garden today. Plenty of bumblebees interested in the purple coneflowers along with the butterflies and skippers

bumble bee sp.

bumble bee sp.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 28

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Edna Taylor Conservation Park
Dane County

Beautiful, comfortable day. Light wind, mid 70s, mostly sunny. Most years, I would see many more Monarchs at this park, but I was glad to at least see one.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 28

Dawn Umhoefer

Location: Menomonee Falls yard
Waukesha County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 28

Kristina Kishbaugh

Location: My garden south of Erb park in Appleton
Outagamie County

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 28

Allison D. Slavick

Location: Cable Twp, on the south end of the CAMBA Esker Trail near Telemark Road
Bayfield County

Dozens of great spangled fritillaries, along with fewer monarchs, on a large milkweed patch in a clearing along a mountain biking trail.

Jul 28

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Milder today. I was in the upper meadows to do a bird house check. One last nesting for this year for the Bluebirds. And I found a tick on me -- Ugh.

American Lady

American Lady

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Monarch

Monarch

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Dog Tick

Dog Tick

Jul 28

Emalyn Polz

Location: Minocqua, WI
Oneida County

Minocqua, WI ; along the bearskin trail about 1 mile South of Downtown Minocqua. Landed on the trail before flying back into the woods.

Harvester

Harvester

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

Jul 28

John McCaw

Location: WE Energies Grassland (Nojoshing Trail)
Milwaukee County

Jul 28

John McCaw

Location: Outpost Natural Foods (Bay View)
Milwaukee County

Also saw a Snowberry Clearwing moth. Parts of the parking lot and front of store are planted with lots of native plants.

Jul 28

Douglas Buege

Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden
Brown County

Jul 28

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Prairie areas of Aldo Leopold Nature Center in Monona
Dane County

Spent over 90 minutes walking the trails around and through the 14+ acres of beautiful prairie at Aldo Leopold Center and despite the large number of wildflowers blooming, there were very few butterflies. Staff said that the number of butterflies is way down this summer. Sunny, breezy, 72 degree morning.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 28

Dee Nordgren

Location: yard gardens
Milwaukee County

This summer Monarchs way down in the city proper.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 27

Scott and Ann Swengel

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

A count that we think was early in the flight of Common Branded Skippers here. We were pressed for time so surveyed only two grassland patches, with no roadside surveys.

Jul 27

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Amnicon Lake bogs
Douglas County

An early try for Purplish Fritillaries on the only bogs (+ their roadsides) where we've seen them in the last 10-12 years: Bear Creek, North Bear, Lyman Lake, and Milchesky Road 1.15. We counted 23 female and 6 male Dorcas Coppers, but couldn't tell gender on the other 6. Our surveys at these 4 bogs on July 21 found 214 Bog Coppers (103 today) and 140 Dorcas Coppers (35 today). The usual pattern as these coppers' flights progress is that a higher and higher proportion of our sightings occur along roadsides as the flight progresses, while the proportion out on the bogs declines during the flight. Today's pattern was the opposite: 38% of the Bog Coppers were on our bog routes July 21, but 52% were out on the bogs today. Only 3% of our Dorcas Coppers were on our bog routes July 21, but 17% were on the bogs today. We identified no nymphalids except for Atlantis Fritillaries.

Jul 27

Nick Gremban

Location: Twin Pine Barrens, Chequamegon-Nicolet NF
Oconto County

Excellent crop of corals this year!

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jul 27

Steve Kinyon

Location: Butterfly Trail Shelby
La Crosse County

2:30 to 4:30 pm, mostly sunny

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Harvester

Harvester

Jul 27

John Morrissey

Location: meadow near my house; S.B. Anderson Memorial Preserve, Cross Plains
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 27

John & Susan Winegarden

Location: Lake Wissota State Park
Chippewa County

Sunny and 80, 2 1/2 hour late-morning / early-afternoon stroll through both wooded and grassy areas of the park

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Mustard White

Mustard White

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

White-lined Black (moth)

White-lined Black (moth)

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 27

April Stanke

Location: Lion's Den Gorge
Ozaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

American Snout

American Snout

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 27

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

The Duns and the Northern Broken-dash were hanging out on Monarda. The Broken-dash's body stood out because it was much lighter in color.

Jul 27

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Prairie area in Schefelker Park in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny, 75 degree morning.

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 27

K. Java

Location: Grettum Pines Trail, Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

75 and windy. This trail has abundant Butterfly Weed but I haven't seen many species on it in my many trips there this season. The Giant Swallowtail flew by just as I was leaving the tail to go on the main road.

American Copper

American Copper

Variegated Fritillary0

Variegated Fritillary0

Jul 27

Lynda Meyers

Location: Alexander Prairie, River Falls
Pierce County

Mostly cloudy, late morning. Temperature low-mid 70's.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

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

Jul 27

Ann Thering

Location: My garden
Dane County

Today's Snout was very fresh!

Jul 27

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Sunny and no wind with temps between 73-78 from10 -11:30. When I spotted the Red-spotted Purple at 1:00 I added that to my list. Another beautiful butterfly day! Silver-spotted Skipper numbers seem to have gone up recently.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 27

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA/Dunnville Rd
Dunn County

All before noon. Very dry. We need rain and puddles. There were a few of the little black and white moths.

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

White-striped Black (moth)

White-striped Black (moth)

Jul 27

Sue Feyrer

Location: UW Waukesha Field Station
Waukesha County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 27

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In my yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Mostly sunny, breezy, 80 degree afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 27

Stan Rehm

Location: Grady tract of the UW Arboretum
Dane County

Compared to five years ago, lots more nectar plants now that the buckthorn has been removed and the tree cover thinned. First time I've seen a Little Wood-Satyr there since 2010.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jul 27

Bonnie Lunde

Location: Maywood Environmental Park
Sheboygan County

In the prairie area.

Reakirt’s Blue

Reakirt’s Blue

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

Jul 27

Judith Huf

Location: My garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

My pot of Butterfly Bush really draws in the butterflies, and then there is the Milkweed, Joe Pye Weed, and Monarda too.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 27

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Center
Milwaukee County

Butterflies seen while working pulling weeds this morning. Found my first Monarch Caterpillar this year.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 27

Jennifer Lauer

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Lime Kiln Trail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 27

Mike Reese

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

Also one unknown dark swallowtail. The Fiery Skipper was a male.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 27

Tod Highsmith

Location: Our East Side backyard
Dane County

Day three for the Marine Blues in our backyard, and I finally got a photo. Today it was evident that there are three of them.

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Jul 27

Skyler Phillips

Location: Nashotah
Waukesha County

Butterfly flew on to pumpkin patch fence and then flew to our back patio. Landed on the patio then flew into the magnolia tree.

Jul 27

Meridith Williams

Location: Newport Township
Columbia County

Landscaping around house on Purple Coneflower

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail