Recent sightings

Oct 14

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Sunny, 68 degrees, breezy, early afternoon. Noticed three Silver-spotted skippers on the zinnias this afternoon.

Oct 14

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

Mid-afternoon, light winds, high 60s. I was pleased to see Monarchs, since I haven't seen many around town for a couple of weeks. I hope they'll have time and good winds for migration; it's getting late.

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Oct 14

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Sunny but low 60's and windy. Didn't see anything until around 11. Still windy and warmer around 1 but when I went back out to check at 4:30 that is when the wind died down and I saw the Common Checkered Skipper and the American Lady. . . Both species made me smile. Woohoo!

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Oct 14

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Yahara River Trail by Admunson Park
Dane County

Sunny 65 degree afternoon.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Oct 12

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beeach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Three butterflies plus 357 migrating raptors.

Ailianthus Webworm Moth

Ailianthus Webworm Moth

Monarch

Monarch

Oct 10

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Near our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Very windy, mostly sunny, 75 degree day.

Oct 10

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Heights County Park, Wanakee
Dane County

11:42-12:58, 72 F but cloudy with a 10 - 14 mph S wind, 1.4 mi. Not good butterflying conditions!

Oct 9

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Along our trails and near our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

The Compton Tortoiseshell was flying right near our cabin, landing on the wood siding. The other butterflies were flying along our trails stopping at any wildflower still in bloom. Sunny, 72 degree afternoon.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Oct 9

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Sunny, 78 degrees, breezy, afternoon. All pictures were taken in the unmowed strip along my driveway. The yellow bumblebee photo was taken in the same area but on 10/7 between rain showers. Typically I see numerous two-spotted bumblebees so this fellow caught my eye.

bumble bee sp.

bumble bee sp.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Oct 9

K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

78 degrees and sunny. I had to turn my A/C on in the car. I made a few stops, mostly at water control structures that have Hoary Alyssum by them. The surprise was a Monarch. I hadn't seen one for weeks in this area.

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Oct 9

Edgar Spalding

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Dane County

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Oct 9

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Unit - LWSR
Iowa County

My first Common Checkered-Skipper since 2012! Also my first praying mantis in WI.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

praying mantis

praying mantis

Oct 9

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Ice Age Trail Springfield Hill Segment
Dane County

Oct 9

Carolyn Aita

Location: Horicon Marsh
Dodge County

We saw this butterfly early this morning nectaring on a dandelion on a DNR trail in the Horicon Marsh. I think it is a clouded sulphur but perhaps it is a pink sulfur.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Oct 9

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Garden Valley
Jackson County

1:45, sunny, 72゚

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Oct 9

Fred Dike

Location: 2613 Waltham Rd
Dane County

mostly sunny, upper 70s, light breeze

Oct 8

Ethan Brown

Location: Denmark
Brown County

Sunny and 70.

Oct 8

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Shorewood Hills Community gardens
Dane County

Sunny day with Tithonia (Mexican sunflower)
being the preferred flower

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Oct 8

Ruth Smith

Location: Evansville Wildlife Area
Rock County

Walked the perimeter.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Oct 7

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In the yard and fields by our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Sunny, 70 degree day.

Oct 6

Fred Dike

Location: Saul Prairie Recreation Area
Sauk County

mostly sunny, 70s

Oct 6

JE Cooper

Location: Meadow near Valton
Sauk County

75 degrees, sunny.

Oct 6

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Sunny, 75 and breezy. Spotted a frayed frit and beautiful blue in the grassy strip along my driveway.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Oct 6

Randy Powers

Location: River Hills - Private Residence
Milwaukee County

Dainty Sulphur - a rare and nice find for me in Wisconsin!

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Oct 6

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Sunny, mid 70's, no wind, early afternoon. A Red Admiral even landed on me. How lovely!

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Oct 6

Mike Reese

Location: Oblich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

Mostly sunny and in the mid - 70s. The azure was kind of beat up but when I went to try to photograph it, it flew over the tallest trees. All Red Admirals were on butterfly bush.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Bird of Paradise (outdoor potted plant)

Bird of Paradise (outdoor potted plant)

Oct 6

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Warm and Sunny about 10 am

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Oct 5

K. Java

Location: CrexMeadows SWA
Burnett County

59 degrees with heavy fog that didn't lift until 11:30 then the sun came out and temps went into the mid 70s. Ambush bugs are really taking a toll on the Purplish Coppers. I found 3 of them attacked but it was too late to save them. (See photo)

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Oct 4

Mike Reese

Location: Madison
Dane County

Cloudy most of the day but the sun came out at 4:00 and I saw a few butterflies on a walk

Oct 4

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

66 degrees and sunny. I just made one stop on Jimmy Carter Road when I noticed the Skippers flying.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Oct 3

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Shorewood Hills Community gardens
Dane County

Monarchs were on a stand of Mexican sunflowers, along with a few bumble bees.

Oct 3

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Lake Barney
Dane County

Overcast, no wind, 71 F.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Oct 3

Ethan Brown

Location: Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County

Cloudy to almost sunny. 76 degrees.

For the past week it has been “sulphur-palooza”
Tons of suphurs have been flying everywhere. Today it was a banner day for Orange Sulphurs. The B. Swallowtail was a young caterpillar.