Recent sightings

Jul 20

Richard André Rivard

Location: 140th Ave, Erin Prairie Township
St. Croix County

3:26pm Pentax k-3II, SMCP-DA* 300mm f/4 - 3:26pm

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 20

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 20

Vanessa St.John

Location: Delafield south of Lapham Peak
Waukesha County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 20

Mike Reese

Location: Point Beach State Forest
Manitowoc County

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Crab spider with dragonfly (Meadowhawk sp.)

Crab spider with dragonfly (Meadowhawk sp.)

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

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

Jul 19

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Post Farm Park - Village of Shorewood Hills
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 19

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 19

Pam Campbell

Location: Dobbs Landing, Colfax
Dunn County

Low 80's, sunny and humid.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Mustard White

Mustard White

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Orange Mint Moth (Pyrausta orphisalis)

Orange Mint Moth (Pyrausta orphisalis)

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Stichopogon trifasciatus

Stichopogon trifasciatus

Jul 19

Mary Mirasola

Location: Seno K/RLT Conservancy, Burlington, WI
Kenosha County

Found along path in Restored Prairie area

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 19

Leslie Wallander

Location: my yard in Newton Wisconsin
Manitowoc County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 19

Sue Feyrer

Location: Glacial Drumlin Trail Wales
Waukesha County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 19

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 19

Rich Kahl

Location: Curtis Prairie, UW Arb, Madison
Dane County

All Azures very bright with very clear markings, and all but this one on gravel lanes.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 18

Anne Geraghty

Location: Old Hwy 10 near Buffalo R crossing
Jackson County

brief sighting as it madly fluttered around in high wind, so no good photos.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 18

Don Chell

Location: South of Belleville, WI
Green County

Found two American Ladies on an apple tree on our property.

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 18

Rich Kahl

Location: Grady Knoll-Greene Prairie, UW Arb, Madison
Dane County

Jul 18

Nellie Gates

Location: Lake Mills Golf Club
Jefferson County

Jul 18

Jasmine Sharp

Location: Evansville, WI
Rock County

Found on the floor of our garage

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 18

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 18

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Hot, humid, sunny

Jul 18

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 18

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 17

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Yellowstone Lake State Park
Lafayette County

20 species.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Jul 17

Douglas Buege

Location: Becker Rd, northeast of Athelstane
Marinette County

Early afternoon, full sun, also blueberries.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

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

Jul 17

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 17

Christine Stanke

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Bayside
Milwaukee County

Jul 17

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

There may be a few skippers that I did not ID correctly.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

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

Jul 17

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

We are now seeing Monarchs on a regular basis in the yard and garden. Our current census includes 68 eggs, 13 small instars, 21 larger cats, and 5 in a chrysalis.

Jul 17

Sue Feyrer

Location: Home
Waukesha County

Jul 17

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Monarch

Monarch

★ = New county photo record

Jul 17

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Jul 17

Pam Campbell

Location: Lambs Creek
Dunn County

All before 1pm. Heat and humidity building. Also had a Fritillary (probably Great Spangled) that never landed and a Tiger Swallowtail.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 17

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny and pleasant today

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 17

Lynne Roberts

Location: Devil's Lake
Sauk County

Devil's Lake, prairie path by south entrance. Common Wood Nymph on Culver's Root, Viceroy and Pearl Crescent in the parking lot! Just one of each.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 16

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area, west entrance
Iowa County

Quick stop to see what might be there. Was happy to see the rare Sleepy Orange for the sixth time in eleven years at this site.

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Jul 16

Douglas Buege

Location: Logan Road
Oconto County

Someone put up a "Road Closed" sign in this wetland road, but it doesn't seem to stop some ATV riders. 3-4:30 pm, full sun, slight breeze.

Black Dash

Black Dash

Green Comma

Green Comma

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

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

Jul 16

Dan & Doreen Sonnenberg

Location: Fort McCoy (South)
Monroe County

82° Mostly Sunny. The Prairie Enthusiast annual Picnic and fieldtrips. **Prior permission is needed to enter Fort McCoy**
Doreen and I only covered a small portion of roadway(less than 1/2 mile). We had an AM. Copper that wanted to read about butterflies.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Aphrodite Fritillary, Regal Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary, Regal Fritillary

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

American Copper

American Copper

Proctacanthus hinei

Proctacanthus hinei

Midas Fly

Midas Fly

★ = New county photo record

Jul 16

Christine Stanke

Location: Our neighborhood in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 15

NABA Butterfly Count at N Kettle Moraine

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest
Fond du Lac County

This was the 21st annual NABA Butterfly Count at Northern Kettle Moraine. Counters Peter Fissel, Karl and Dorothy Legler and two others counted for 7.0 hours, finding 248 butterflies of 35 species. Gray Comma had its highest count (6). Notable were Striped Hairstreak and Little Glassywing.

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 15

Ron Arnold, Jim Yulga

Location: Jim's property in the town of Sigel
Wood County

Mustard Whites everywhere, I've never seen so many at once.

Jul 15

Pat Fojut

Location: Whitnall Park, 92nd street
Milwaukee County

I will get a picture of the Snout next sighting.
The monarch was laying eggs, found 13 eggs on July13, today I found 13 more. One plant has 6 eggs on it.

Jul 15

Mary Mirasola

Location: Woodland South of UW Waukesha Field Station, Dousman Wi
Waukesha County

Walking the woodland trails of Field Station grounds when the Tree ID group spotted this Female Tawny Emperor. I originally thought it was a Hackberry but this was corrected on Badger Naturalist.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 15

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 15

Christine Stanke

Location: Fellenz Woods in West Bend
Washington County

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jul 15

Marci Lanois

Location: Brown Deer Rd. near Strong Prairie
Adams County

Sunny, 74 degrees, wind at approximately 8 mph.

Jul 15

Marci Lanois

Location: Dead End Road, White River Marsh
Green Lake County

Sunny, 77 degrees, wind at approximately 9 mph.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 15

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

82° Sunny. 15 people attended. Everyone got to see Regal Fritillaries.

Jul 15

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 15

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Nature Trail
Waukesha County

Jul 15

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Low Prairie
Waukesha County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 15

D Nussbaum

Location: Mountain-Bay Trail
Shawano County

Jul 14

Ryan Brady

Location: Bog near Shirley Lake
Iron County

Jul 14

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Froemming Park
Milwaukee County

Jul 14

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Rock Sports Complex, Franklin
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 14

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Jul 14

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 14

Pam Campbell

Location: Dobbs Landing, Colfax
Dunn County

Lower 70's. Not many butterflies but lots of Dragon/Damselflies, Robber flies and a couple of Tiger Beetles.

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Midland Clubtail

Midland Clubtail

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Proctacanthus rufus

Proctacanthus rufus

Stichopogon trifasciatus

Stichopogon trifasciatus

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Mustard White

Mustard White

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

Question Mark

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk

Meadowhawk sp.

Meadowhawk sp.

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Jul 14

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 14

Ellen Lark

Location: At the end of Fisherman's Road on French Island (behinde the airport)
La Crosse County

Sighted sitting on a bush in the forested area leading towards the water.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 13

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

Surprised to see a Little Yellow flying down the trail!

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Black Dash

Black Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

fly sp.

fly sp.

Virginia Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha

★ = New county photo record

Jul 13

Douglas Buege

Location: Morse Road
Columbia County

Jul 13

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Badger Prairie County Park, Verona
Dane County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 13

Marci Lanois

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 13

Sue Feyrer

Location: UW Waukesha Field Station
Waukesha County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 13

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Library
Milwaukee County

Jul 13

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland
Ozaukee County

Jul 12

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 12

Don Grasser

Location: WDNR Service Center Prairie, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Wood County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 12

Pat Fojut

Location: Retzer nature center
Waukesha County

Jul 12

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 12

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

also one unidentified skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 12

Christine Stanke

Location: Division Road in Germantown
Washington County

Jul 12

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

In the prairie west of Hwy C which is beautiful now!

Jul 12

Paul Doxsee

Location: Stevens Point
Portage County

On Rhubarb

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 12

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Near 80 degrees and humid. Finally seeing Hairstreaks!

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

American Copper

American Copper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Clearwing Moth sp.

Clearwing Moth sp.

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Eastern Forktail

Eastern Forktail

Jul 11

NABA Trempealeau Butterfly Count

Location: Trempealeau NWR, Perrot State Park, Tamarack Creek, etc.
Trempealeau County

This was our 28th annual NABA Trempealeau Butterfly Count. We found 34 species, but only 164 individuals. Only a single hairstreak. Counters were Karl and Dorothy Legler and Al Sheldon. We observed for a total of 8.5 hours. Photo of the Bronze Copper by Dorothy, all others by Al Sheldon.

American Lady

American Lady

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jul 11

Douglas Buege

Location: Various private properties
Monroe County

This general survey did not include counts so each species present will get a "1."

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Crossline Skipper

Crossline Skipper

Crossline Skipper

Crossline Skipper

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

Jul 11

Ryan Brady

Location: Bibon Swamp bog
Bayfield County

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 11

Paul Doxsee

Location: Stevens Point
Portage County

On American Hazelnut

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 11

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

American Lady

American Lady

Question Mark

Question Mark

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Question Mark

Question Mark

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 11

Scott Swengel

Location: Barneveld Prairie Preserve
Iowa County

1.3 hours. Although Regls were in several areas in the east half of the prairie, the big concenrtation was the southernmost hill that is west of the north-south draw that divides the site in half. This is our 21st year in a row monitoring Regal Fritillaries here. After several low Regal years here, this count has bounced upward into the range of counts when we found 30-50 Regals a year almost every year on this transect here during about 2001-2010. One of the Regals I saw was a female.

Jul 11

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Rush Creek Prairie State Natural Area
Crawford County

1.5 hours. 4 km walking on trails to the prairies and back, and 1.3 km on prairie noses.

Jul 11

Pam Campbell

Location: Lamb's Creek
Dunn County

More fun with Skippers!

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

European Skipper

European Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jul 11

Judith Huf

Location: Falk Park
Milwaukee County

Sunny, humid, 77 degrees. The Brown Butterfly I photographed was so faded and light,

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 11

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 10

Douglas Buege

Location: Sandhill
Wood County

Weather called for "overcast." Beautiful sunny day, though. I was there from 10:30 am to 4:15 pm.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Fox Snake

Fox Snake

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 10

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 10

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Sedge obligates were out in abundance on common and swamp milkweed along Co. Rd. O. Saw four Baltimores on dogbane plant. Only a single Coral Hairstreak seen; abundant butterfly milkweed along Stolte Rd was attracting bumblebees, but no other hairstreaks. Gotta wait another week for hairstreaks?

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dion Skipper, Broad-winged Skipper

Dion Skipper, Broad-winged Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 10

Pam Campbell

Location: Lamb's Creek
Dunn County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

American Lady

American Lady

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Jul 10

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Jul 10

Marsha Janota

Location: Monona, back yard
Dane County

Nectaring on Black-eyed Susans. Sunny, 1 pm

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 9

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Hogback Prairie State Natural Area
Crawford County

1.8 hours. We also found two Leadplant Moths, a prairie specialists we've surveyed for 24 years. This is our 26th straight year monitoring Regal Fritillaries during their main flight here. 80 Regals is below the recent average (like every Regal site but one that we know about this year) but still above the long-term median. Regals have increased a great deal here since 1992. We saw 78 male Regals and 2 of unknown gender.

Jul 9

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: In Wisconsin, within 7 1/2 miles of Dubuque.
Grant County

This was our 15th year doing the Wisconsin portion of the Dubuque NABA Butterfly Count. In 5.5 hours we found 80 individuals of 23 species. Species is about average but individuals is 3rd lowest! High numbers of Wild Indigo Duskywing (7) and of Common Buckeye (3). A second Juniper Hairstreak was dead. The rare female Southern Dogface was new to the count.

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 9

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 9

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Mostly cloudy until 4pm. The Robber fly had a sulphur.

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Jul 9

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Question Mark

Question Mark

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 8

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Wildlife Area
Portage County

Surveyed the remainder of our 25 Regal Fritillary long-term plots, and several others. Found Regals (27 males and one female) on 13 of the 14 plots surveyed, and Gray Coppers on 6 plots. Aphrodite Fritillaries and Regal Fritillaries are having below average years at most sites we've seen or heard about.

Jul 8

Ron Arnold

Location: NABA Sandhill/Seneca count
Wood County

447 individuals was a fairly low number again this year. Skipper species were well represented with the Hobomok making a late appearance. 3 Appalachian Browns is a new record high for the count. An Aphrodite joined me briefly for a ride-along and one of the albino bucks from my neighborhood stopped long enough for a quick picture.

White-everything Deer

White-everything Deer

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 8

Marcie O'Connor, Pam Campbell, Ann Thering, Mike Reese

Location: Gilmanton NABA Count
Buffalo County

Number of species and number of individuals were way down for such a beautiful mostly sunny day.

Jul 8

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Richard Bong SRA
Racine County

Smoky Eyed Brown

Smoky Eyed Brown

Smoky Eyed Brown

Smoky Eyed Brown

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

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

Jul 8

Edgar Spalding

Location: Picnic Pt and Owen Park in Madison, Pheasant Branch Conservancy in Middleton
Dane County

Northern Broken-Dash is uncommon here in my experience.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 8

Douglas Buege

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Pretty much a perfect day for butterflying! The deerflies, though, are extreme.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Frosted Whiteface

Frosted Whiteface

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Long Dash

Long Dash

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 8

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw 2 monarch caterpillars, 10 Painted Lady caterpillars, Red Admiral caterpillars and 1 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar

Jul 8

Joan Rickert

Location: Hannibal Rd along Kidrick Swamp SNA
Taylor County

The Dorcas Copper was a lifer!

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

European Skipper

European Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 8

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 8

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

77° Sunny. All 3 Giant Cats are gone. Hopefully
the larger 2 went into chrysalis. Marble sized hail two nights ago shredded the corn crop and probably killed the cat.s. Life goes on. Second Q.M. I have found out in the marsh. Black Dash was on Wild Burgamont near the garden.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Mustard White

Mustard White

Jul 8

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

We surveyed the 400+ milkweed plants in our yard and garden and found 21 eggs. That's good, but well below the record high of 67 one July day several years ago.

Jul 8

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Post Farm Park in Village of Shorewood Hills (Madison)
Dane County

1:30-2:05pm. Mostly flew around overhead, but landed & fed a couple times on swamp milkweed in pollinator garden.

Jul 8

Stan Rehm

Location: Capital Springs Recreation Area
Dane County

Good variety, but certainly no abundance on a day perfect for BFs.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Jul 8

Laura Brueggeman

Location: Sparta
Monroe County

Mourning Cloak enjoying some milkweed.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak