Recent sightings

Aug 21

Mike Reese

Location: Mariner's Trail
Manitowoc County

Incidental sightings seen while hiking the trail. First black form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail seen along this trail.

Aug 21

Stan Rehm

Location: Lacy Heights bicycle trail
Dane County

During today's penumbra, this Silver-spotted Skipper was uncharacteristically motionless, even when my camera was 2" from its face. Probably unrelated, but interesting.

Aug 21

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In my yard and neighborhood in Stoughton
Dane County

Saw the 2 monarchs and one cabbage white in my yard. The other butterflies I saw while on my daily walk through the neighborhood.

Aug 21

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 21

Pam Campbell

Location: Larrabee Road, Dunville
Dunn County

Sun filter provided by the eclipse! The morning showers moved out just in time! I got to view the sun as a thin crescent. Clouds moved in just as the eclipse was ending.

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Aug 21

Dawn Klein

Location: 1005 N. 23rd St.
Sheboygan County

Was enjoying the sedum.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 20

Mike Reese

Location: Gardner Swamp State Wildlife Area
Door County

Aug 20

Mike Reese

Location: C.D. (Buzz) Besadny Fish and Wildlife Area, Swamp Ln.
Kewaunee County

cloudy, 75 degrees and calm

Aug 20

Christine Stanke

Location: Our home in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

I was so surprised to find this Sachem at 10:00 p.m. It was attracted to an outside light on our garage.

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 20

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Aug 20

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

2 of the Eastern Tigers were dark form females, one newly emerged. The cecropia caterpillar was being stalked by a Tachinid fly. I thought about rescuing it, but noticed it already had several eggs on it.

Cecropia Moth caterpillar

Cecropia Moth caterpillar

Cecropia Moth caterpillar

Cecropia Moth caterpillar

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 20

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Aug 20

Pam Skaar with Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

The Silver-spotted Skippers were loving the liatris.

Aug 20

Brenda Granquist

Location: In my backyard flower garden.
Douglas County

Aug 20

Christine Stanke

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Bayside
Milwaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 20

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Clearwing sp. (moth)

Clearwing sp. (moth)

Aug 20

Pam Campbell

Location: Country roads near Tainter Lake, Colfax
Dunn County

Low 80's, breezy.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 20

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Aug 20

Wanda Johansen

Location: 2 Miles Sount of Rice Lake, Stanley Township
Barron County

A Giant Swallowtail was enjoying the Verbena on 8/20/2017 about 1:30pm

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 19

Kris Doering

Location: County Trunk V, Marshfield Township of Rock
Wood County

Giant swallowtail flying around flower garden an pond area. Flocks flower were in the area.

Aug 19

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Grant County

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 19

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Iowa County

82 degrees. Dorothy had her hand hanging out the car window and an American Copper landed on it! Dorothy also photographed the Sleepy Orange.

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

American Copper

American Copper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Aug 19

Sue Feyrer

Location: Home prairie
Waukesha County

Aug 19

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Aug 19

Tom Wengelski

Location: O'Hauser Park in Neenah
Winnebago County

Got a quick look during a round of disc golf.

Aug 19

Christine Stanke

Location: Fellenz Woods in West Bend
Washington County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 19

Christine Stanke

Location: Kratzsch Conservancy in West Bend
Washington County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 19

Sarah Proudfoot

Location: Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area - Bachhuber Loop
Dodge County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 19

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 19

Marsha Meisel Mood

Location: Rotary Botanical Gardens
Rock County

I was so happy to see this Black Swallowtail sipping nectar from a red zinnia this afternoon!

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 19

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Aug 19

Christine Stanke

Location: Pioneer Road in Cedarburg
Ozaukee County

Aug 19

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunville Barrens
Dunn County

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Viceroy

Viceroy

Swallowtails

Swallowtails

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Aug 19

Jym Mooney

Location: Lake Park, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 19

Pam Campbell

Location: Lyndale Road Ponds
Dunn County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 19

Marci Lanois

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 19

K. Java

Location: 2 gravel roads near my house by the small town of West Sweden
Polk County

78 degrees, a beautiful day to go in search of Giant Swallowtails. I was not disappointed. The 2 gravel roads I went on went from deep woods to farm fields.

White Admiral

White Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 19

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: west side of Madison, various locations
Dane County

A little urban butterflying today (all from my car). Saw 7 of the Cabbage Whites while waiting in the drive-through lane at Summit Credit Union. Other Cabbage Whites in many locations. The Silver-spotted Skippers were at the gardens at Oakwood Village West. Most were sampling the tasty zinnias and marigolds. One decided he preferred a metal post instead. (He stayed there for quite awhile before venturing out to sample the flowers.)

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 19

Kim Lawler

Location: Across from Spring Valley Golf Course, west edge of town
Pierce County

Garden by porch. It loved the pink phlox and flew around for 3 minutes. Sunny very light breeze. 1:30 pm

Used "SnapStill" app to extract still photos from video. You can study how wings work, frame by frame. Fascinating

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 19

Michelle Abel

Location: Scout Lake
Milwaukee County

Both swallowtails were very tattered and faded.

Aug 18

Terri Warren

Location: Wautoma
Waushara County

This Giant Swallowtail butterfly was in my driveway today and it was so beautiful .

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 18

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Badger Prairie County Park, Verona
Dane County

Can always count on seeing Black Swallowtails at Badger Prairie. Also saw one of my favorite moths, a chickweed geometer.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Chickweed Geometer (moth)

Chickweed Geometer (moth)

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 18

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 18

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Aug 18

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 18

Vanessa Pauline Shipley

Location: Private land, northern Richland County
Richland County

The Giant Swallowtails are loving the Bee Balm and thistle flowers today!

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 17

Kris Doering

Location: 11095 Mill Creek Dr Marshfield, Wi
Wood County

Two Giant Swallowtails were flying about my flower garden, concentrating on the phlox flowers.

Aug 17

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 17

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 17

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station at my home
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Black form

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 16

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

My first American Snout in Wisconsin since 2007!

American Snout

American Snout

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

Aug 16

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Aug 16

Mike Reese

Location: Mariner's Trail, Manitowoc to Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

The female Sachem was on the same group of flowers nectaring as it was two days ago.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 16

Chuck Petters

Location: 505 Division St. New London, WI
Waupaca County

Aug 16

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 16

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Prairie area by Fox Prairie School, Stoughton
Dane County

Aug 15

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Went to check if the Cecropia moth caterpillar was still in the Box elder. It was still there and close by was an American Dagger moth caterpillar and a monarch caterpillar on common milkweed growing nearby

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

American Dagger Moth caterpillar

American Dagger Moth caterpillar

Cecropia Moth caterpillar

Cecropia Moth caterpillar

Aug 15

Sallymae James

Location: private residence on Park Rd near Perrot State Park
Trempealeau County

remained on salmon color geranium for 5-10 min

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Lulu Lake Preserve, Town of Troy
Walworth County

These two were grazing side by side for 10 minutes or so on the west shore of Lulu Lake.

Giant Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 15

Mike Reese, Bill Mueller

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Aug 15

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 15

Aaron Nordby

Location: Cedar rd between highway 93 and 37
Eau Claire County

Seen it while mowing lawn in my yard

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15

Janet Mueller

Location: Town of Cleveland
Chippewa County

Steady feeding on phlox

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

76° Partly Sunny. Was bummed about not getting to leave the farm to look for butterflies. Made the best of a bad(?) situation after 1:30pm. Might have to rethink my priorities. Most of the species were in a small patch of Joe Pye Weed in the marsh.

Sachem

Sachem

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Big excitement today was finding 2 Common Checkered Skippers on County Rd O. The 2nd one was much darker than the first. Both Leonard's Skippers were patrolling on gravel roads and 2 of the ET Swallowtails were dark form females but no photos of them.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aug 15

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

A good year for Common Buckeyes.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 15

Sherrie Gates

Location: 306 Racine Rd, Madison
Dane County

Aug 15

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15

Brian Collins

Location: Saint Croix Falls, WI
Polk County

I used to go to Northeast Iowa to see the Giant Swallowtail. Giant Swallowtails have been pretty common here this summer (first seemed to be arriving to this county around the year 2011)

Aug 14

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

We released four Monarchs today that we raised from eggs.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 14

Tom Wengelski

Location: Town of Knowlton
Marathon County

Saw a Giant Swallowtail in our yard both yesterday and today. Didn't hang around long enough to get a better picture. Definitely the biggest butterfly I've ever seen.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

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

Aug 14

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

76° Mostly Cloudy. Lots of flowers. 2 kinds of Blazing Star to a field of Coneflowers to Wild Senna & Turtlehead. 1 of viceroys was really small. 1/2-2/3 the normal size.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 14

Mary Mirasola

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

Found on pathway that circles around Restored Prairie area.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 14

Sue Feyrer

Location: Home prairie
Waukesha County

Aug 14

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Aug 13

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 13

Donald Eldredge

Location: Mount Mary are of Milwaukee in my back yard
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 13

Robert Mead

Location: West Green Bay--back yard
Brown County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 13

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 13

Pam Skaar andGinny Nelson

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was the black form.

Aug 13

Mike Reese

Location: Mariner Trail, Manitowoc to Two Rivers, rest areas
Manitowoc County

My first Sachem (female) and Fiery Skipper (male) of the year.

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 13

Mike Reese

Location: Manitowoc Impoundment
Manitowoc County

Aug 13

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens, Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Aug 13

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way station at my home
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 13

George Biltz

Location: Toft Point Wildlife Area, Baileys Harbor
Door County

Along with many other butterflies near the foundation of the old Toft family homestead.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Aug 13

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Aug 13

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

On red coneflower in my garden.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 13

Mary Mirasola

Location: Muskego County Park , Muskego
Waukesha County

Along trail thru meadow area

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 13

Michael Cinquegrani

Location: Elm Grove
Waukesha County

Giant Swallowtail feeding on phlox in my frontyard

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 13

Shari Neuman

Location: Cadott
Chippewa County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 13

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Lake Winnebago,Lakeside Park, Fond du lac WI
Fond du Lac County

3 Eastern Tiger Swallowtails on a piece of driftwood!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 13

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 12

William Mueller

Location: Klapperich Farm
Fond du Lac County

Aug 12

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Middelton, Pond in Middleton Hills
Dane County

My first Bronze Copper and first time photo of a Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aug 12

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Froemming Park
Milwaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 12

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy A at Flume Road Rosholt
Portage County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

★ = New county photo record

Aug 12

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sachem

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 12

Christine Stanke

Location: Private property Cty Hwy T Rosholt
Portage County

1 unidentified large fritillary

American Copper

American Copper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

American Copper

American Copper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 12

Nicole Shutt

Location: 2 miles southeast of Argonne
Forest County

The female Black Swallowtail was photographed on Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare), and the Monarch was observed flying nearby

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

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

Aug 12

George Biltz

Location: New Berlin
Waukesha County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in and around gardens.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 12

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Rotary Gardens, Janesville
Rock County

75 degrees, mostly sunny. Especially enjoyed the skippers, especially fiery and sachem.

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 12

Mike Reese

Location: Mariner Trail, Manitowoc to Two Rivers, all seven rest areas
Manitowoc County

Aug 12

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Sunny afternoon in my garden.

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 12

Alex Harman

Location: Governor Dodge State Park
Iowa County

A good day for southern species! Most numbers are rough estimates. Cloudless Sulphur was very obvious, large and with no black, but didn't land for photos. Many small skippers, but at least one each of Fiery, Sachem, and Peck's

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 12

Pam Campbell

Location: Dobbs Landing
Dunn County

Mid 70's, sunny and almost perfect.

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Mustard White

Mustard White

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

American Copper

American Copper

Aug 12

Malcolm Westley

Location: Madison northside near Warner Park
Dane County

Giant Swallowtail checking out the Dictamnus in the backyard.

Aug 11

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Rural area near Winter, WI
Sawyer County

Enjoyed watching the White Admiral and Milbert's Tortoiseshell sunning themselves on vehicles in the yard by our cabin.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

White Admiral

White Admiral

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

Aug 11

Christine Stanke

Location: Private land Cty Hwy T Rosholt
Portage County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

White Admiral

White Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 11

George Biltz

Location: New Berlin
Waukesha County

Tiger Swallowtail in and around the gardens in our yard.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 11

George Biltz

Location: New Berlin
Waukesha County

Found giant swallowtail in our gardens, feeding on Shasta daises, phlox and bee balm plants.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 11

David Czoschke

Location: Home Garden
Green Lake County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 11

K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

Cool morning so butterflying was slow but later when it warmed up I just did a count at the intersection of Abel and Main Dike Rd when I saw my FOY Leonard's Skipper flying back and forth on the gravel road.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 11

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Mostly sunny, 74 degrees and breezy.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 11

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

72 degrees and cloudy

Aug 11

Paul Doxsee

Location: Stevens Point
Portage County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 10

Christine Stanke

Location: Private land in the Townsh
Portage County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Question Mark

Question Mark

White Admiral

White Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Question Mark

Question Mark

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Band-winged Meadowhawk

Band-winged Meadowhawk

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Meadowhawk sp.

Meadowhawk sp.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

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

Aug 10

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Aug 10

Pam Skaar and Ginny Nelson

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

This is the way butterflying should be everyday! We also saw a skipper that I am nearly positive was a Black Dash but it seems late for one. I could not get a photo so did not include it in our list.

Aug 10

Fred Dike

Location: Avon Bottoms
Rock County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 9

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area
Rock County

14 species. Our first Fiery Skipper of the year.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 9

Joan Vennie

Location: Schurch-Thompson Prairie
Iowa County

I returned to the prairie for the 2nd time this week in hopes of seeing a Regal fritillary. Unfortunately, a work crew was on the ridge removing invasives, so I walked other parts of the prairie. I returned to the area after the crew left and was rewarded with a sighting of one Regal. I was too excited to get a clear picture.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 9

Marci Lanois

Location: Schmeeckle Reserve, Steven's Point
Portage County

Harvester

Harvester

Aug 9

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

I also found two Black Swallowtail caterpillars on Dill.

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 9

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center & Preserve
Manitowoc County

Aug 9

Judith Huf

Location: My garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Very warm and sunny. My tiny garden is teeming with pollinators, several Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, at least 3 species of bumblebees, honeybees, and various other bees, flies, and wasps I can't identify.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 9

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Aug 9

Michelle Abel

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Primarily in the prairie area. Beautiful sunny day.
I also saw 2 monarchs mating.

Aug 9

Christine Stanke

Location: Green Bay Rd. in Glendale
Milwaukee County

Aug 9

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 9

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station at my home
Milwaukee County

First time viewing of Giant Swallowtail for me!

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 9

Deb McDowell

Location: Rilely rd, Amherst Wi
Portage County

Beautiful White Admiral floating at the edge of a woods near my goat fields.