Recent sightings

Jun 23

Dean Hansen

Location: St. Joseph Twp
St. Croix County

A single specimen seen perching on a leaf in our restored tall grass prairie.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 23

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Lake Farm County Park
Dane County

I thought I would see more butterflies at the park today. Dozens of Virginia Ctenucha moths, though.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Virginia Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 23

Tom and Betsy Kocourek

Location: Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

First photo of one from Wisconsin this year! MR

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 23

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Only a quick trip to see the rare Black-necked Stilt.

Black-necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilt

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Jun 23

Mike Reese, Tom Woodcock, Julie Woodcock

Location: Rokilio Bog
Manitowoc County

All Bog Coppers were males.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

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

Jun 23

Christine Stanke

Location: Division Rd. Germantown
Washington County

Jun 23

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 23

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also found 2 Black swallowtail caterpillars on Golden Alexanders

Jun 22

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

We also saw a pair of nesting Killdeer and a Comma.

Killdeer

Killdeer

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

European Skipper

European Skipper

Meadowhawk sp.

Meadowhawk sp.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 22

Judith Huf

Location: Klode Park, Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

65 degrees, sunny. About 2 pm. A strong wind off the lake pushed all the butterflies down into the clover where they were easy to photograph even with only an iPhone.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 22

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer.
Milwaukee County

Jun 22

Todd Sima

Location: LWR West of Avoca
Iowa County

Jun 22

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton, Along WI River
Sauk County

Seen on River Bank, Grasses

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 22

Kristin Klingenmeyer

Location: Cty Road W, Baraboo
Sauk County

Feeding on common Milkweed.

Monarch

Monarch

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jun 22

Josh Quarfoot

Location: Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary hiking trails in Green Bay, WI
Brown County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 21

Beverly Paulan

Location: White River SWA
Green Lake County

Also saw a single Laphria divisor. Species were seen at several sites throughout the property.

Laphria divisor

Laphria divisor

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 21

Rich Kahl

Location: Black River SF, Castle Mound Rd. roadside between Brockway and Wildcat Rds.
Jackson County

European skippers everywhere along roads (mostly nectaring on crown vetch, Ox-eye Daisies, bird's-foot trefoil, red clover). No other skipper types.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 21

Rich Kahl

Location: Bauer Brockway Barrens SNA
Jackson County

Laurie and I wandered about 1mi through the SNA - Many flowering puccoons, spiderworts, flowering spurges, harebells, two-flower cynthia, scattered butterfly milkweeds, a few morning glories (also crown vetch, bird's-foot treefoil, clovers near the roads). Few butterflies other than these. Completely overcast with occasional sprinkles, about 73 degrees, light winds.

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 21

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw caterpillars of Monarchs and Eastern Tiger Swallowtails

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 21

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 21

Fred Dike

Location: private property near Wautoma
Waushara County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 21

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: Just south of Fifield
Price County

Found in our front yard on a sunny day in the 70's.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 21

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, 10 miles W of Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

About 80 degrees, breezy, gusty, intermittently sunny. Hackberry Emperors puddling on dirt drive and rising as many as a dozen at a time when disturbed. Commas also puddling or sunning. Fritillaries especially on Common Milkweed or Butterfly Weed.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 20

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill WA
Wood County

Laphria divisor

Laphria divisor

Laphria sericea/aktis

Laphria sericea/aktis

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jun 20

Richard Setchell

Location: Town of Brookfield, Back Yard
Waukesha County

Sitting on patio and all of a sudden, there it was.
Poor picture as it wasn't around long.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 20

Rich Kahl

Location: Roads around and thru Ketchum Creek Pines SNA (CTH O and Smrekar)
Jackson County

White Admirals and Red-Spotted Purples everywhere along these roads. Many other species mixed in.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Laphria sacrator

Laphria sacrator

Grass-Pink

Grass-Pink

Dragon's-Mouth

Dragon's-Mouth

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

White Admiral

White Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 20

Rory Williams

Location: Public Hunting Ground Cty E (East Parking Area)
Green Lake County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 20

Rory Williams

Location: Public Hunting Ground Cty E (West Parking Area)
Green Lake County

Jun 20

Janet Mueller

Location: Cornell Lake, Town of Cleveland
Chippewa County

White Admiral

White Admiral

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 20

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

European Skipper

European Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Yarrow Plume Moth

Yarrow Plume Moth

Jun 19

Janet Mueller

Location: Cornell Lake, Town of Cleveland
Chippewa County

Dragonflies and Eastern Commas abundant in early afternoon, then disappeared. The photos were taken on our raspberry bed.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 18

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer.
Milwaukee County

Jun 18

Janet Mueller

Location: Cornell Lake, town of Cleveland
Chippewa County

White Admiral, steady feeding after heavy rains yesterday.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 18

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Necedah WR
Juneau County

Late in the day (after 5 pm) everything on the road.

Jun 18

Rich Kahl

Location: Arboretum Grady's Knoll Area
Dane County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 17

Matthew Rethaber

Location: Cow Pasture, Juction of County Rd. C and Potato Lane
Lincoln County

Sighted before 10 AM

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 17

Matthew Rethaber

Location: Potato Lane
Lincoln County

Seen flying throughout the morning from 10 AM to 4 PM

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 17

Matthew Rethaber

Location: Rethaber's Cow Pasture W291 County Rd. C Gleason
Lincoln County

8:08 AM Commonly seen near the stock tank. The soil in this area is overturned and disturbed.

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Jun 17

Matthew Rethaber

Location: Sighted at the junction of Potato Lane and County Rd. C Gleason, WI
Lincoln County

10:04 AM Also Sighted on the Potato road and in Rethaber's pastures. Usually in the Potato Lane ditch

Jun 17

Cynthia Bridge

Location: Kissick Alkaline Lake Bog SNA
Sawyer County

Butterflies were all seen in the grassy area on the SW side of the lake

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

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

Jun 17

Daniel Jackson

Location: Coon Forks County Park near Augusta
Eau Claire County

Long Dash

Long Dash

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

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

Jun 17

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Coon Forks Cty Park
Eau Claire County

Partly CLoudy, very warm, in the Woods. I have never seen a Pepper and Salt Skipper before.

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Jun 17

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Sandhill WA
Wood County

Cloudy, very warm (90 plus) and windy 2-5 pm.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jun 17

Paul Doxsee

Location: Stevens Point
Portage County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 17

Amy Chamberlin

Location: 1100 Block Water St, Sauk City
Sauk County

I found what I believe to be a Hackberry Emperor nectaring for over an hour on an orange set out for our orioles. I did notice that there was a tiny white tip at the end of it's antennae.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 17

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 17

Peter Thornquist

Location: Good Hope Island
Milwaukee County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jun 17

Mike Reese

Location: Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

While cleaning my tent outside my apartment in Two Rivers I was surprised to see this Common Buckeye, the first in the state this year.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 17

Pam Campbell

Location: Lambs Creek
Dunn County

Another hot and humid day. There was also a flyby Tiger Swallowtail.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Jun 17

Brian Krawczyk

Location: Home
Walworth County

Being very territorial. Chasing birds from feeder.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 17

Jeanne Anderson

Location: Eagle River
Vilas County

My flower garden

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 17

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino wildlife area
Shawano County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 16

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County

Doing yard work most of the afternoon. The ninebark was in flower and really attracting the insects!! (1 black swallowtail never got a photo)
Bombus vagans seen on weiglia and vicia

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 16

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Rd. Prairie Mequon
Ozaukee County

We also saw a "Blue".

Jun 16

Christine Stanke

Location: Division Rd. Germantown
Washington County

Jun 16

Rich Kahl

Location: Rettenmund Prairie SNA, Black Earth
Dane County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 16

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

About 25 people attended this trip on a hot and humid day (80's). Photo (by Dorothy Legler) shows the star attraction: numerous Baltimore Checkerspots. We also found catapillars of Monarch and Black Swallowtail -- which brought the number of species to 19. Thanks to leader Ann Thering!

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 16

Mike Reese

Location: various locations in Redgranite CE WBBAII Atlas block
Waushara County

My first Blanding's Turtle ever in Waushara County!

Blanding's Turtle

Blanding's Turtle

Jun 16

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Throughout my yard in Stoughton, WI
Dane County

Very hot and humid day!

Jun 16

Jane Meredith

Location: Baraboo
Sauk County

This guy (or gal) landed on me at least 12 times. Before, and after a hail storm. It keeps coming back. I am crazy happy, but not sure what to do!

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 16

Peter Sveiks

Location: Town of Grand Chute
Outagamie County

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 16

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: On the milkweed & daylilies in my backyard garden, Stoughton, WI
Dane County

This morning I watched a female monarch laying eggs on the milkweed I planted in my backyard. Took this photo while she was resting on a nearby daylily plant.

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 15

Mike Reese

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

Monarchs were nectaring on Staghorn Sumac. 5-7:00pm

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 15

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Jun 15

Pam Campbell

Location: Edgewater Road
Dunn County

Temps in the upper 80's with high humidity, so I didn't stay very long. I stopped to look for Hairstreaks. None were found. Also, one probable Azure.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 15

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Jun 15

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer.
Milwaukee County

Jun 15

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jun 14

Mike Reese

Location: various locations in Wautoma SW WBBAII Atlas block
Waushara County

Jun 14

Mike Reese

Location: various locations in Richford CE WBBAII Atlas block
Waushara County

I was hoping to take a photo of a Common Ringlet at the site where I first saw them in Waushara Co. last year. No luck.
Also saw a tiger swallowtail

Jun 14

Christine Stanke

Location: Flume Rd. Rosholt
Portage County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 14

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty Hwy T Rosholt
Portage County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 14

Douglas Buege

Location: Jones Springs Area
Oconto County

The group shot shows 43 White Admirals in one view. Also I considered a new species, the Funereal Admiral, as the one guy was pretty beat up.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

White Admirals

White Admirals

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

White Admiral

White Admiral

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 14

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland suburban garden
Dane County

Several monarchs in the garden today. Saw two females laying eggs on milkweed at the same time, and a male and a female mating. This tattered female took a break to nectar on the alliums in the backyard.

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 14

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: South of Fifield
Price County

Found the Admirals on a gravel road in a wooded area.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 14

Rory Williams

Location: Mt Morris County Park
Waushara County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

American Copper

American Copper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 14

Peg Skold

Location: My farm near Alma
Buffalo County

Feeding on chive blossoms .

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 13

Rich Kahl

Location: Whitefish Dunes SP
Door County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

American Copper

American Copper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 13

Mike Reese

Location: Comstock Bog SNA
Marquette County

Saw the sundews with several sprites as prey

Linear-leaved Sundew

Linear-leaved Sundew

Jun 13

Mike Reese

Location: various locations in Spring Lake CE WBBAII Atlas block
Waushara County

incidental while doing breeding bird atlasing. My first robber fly with my iPhone

Laphria sericea/aktis

Laphria sericea/aktis

Jun 13

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty Hwy T Rosholt
Portage County

We also had a surprise visit by a Black Bear at the bird feeder.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

American Copper

American Copper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jun 13

Ryan Brady

Location: FR173 southwest of Clam Lake
Ashland County

Straddles the Sawyer County line...

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

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

Jun 13

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Wildcat Mountain State Park
Vernon County

Up to 80 degrees. The 15th species (grass skipper) was seen too far away and too briefly to positively identify.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 13

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road, 1/2 mile of Hwy 32
Oconto County

Milbert's was right where I saw one last year.

Jun 13

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glenwood City
St. Croix County

Butterflies all observed in a Japanese Lilac tree in my yard.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 13

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Jun 13

Stan Rehm

Location: Curtis Prairie, UW Arboretum
Dane County

A pleasant 2-hour walk, but in view of the prime season and near-perfect weather and varied habitat available, the number of butterflies was disappointingly low.

Jun 12

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty Hwy T Rosholt
Portage County

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

White Admiral

White Admiral

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

American Copper

American Copper

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

European Skipper

European Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 12

Christine Stanke

Location: Flume Rd. Rosholt
Portage County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

European Skipper

European Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

White Admiral

White Admiral

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 12

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Jun 12

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Jun 12

Joan Vennie

Location: Dunlap Hollow Road
Dane County

I rechecked the area where I had seen Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillars earlier in June. I did locate 2 more caterpillars. Unfortunately, there was a mower cutting the grasses in the ditches along the road.

Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillar

Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillar

Jun 11

Muffy Barrett

Location: Bluestem Farm, Baraboo Twp.
Sauk County

This was more than a week ago, but I just noticed that Sauk Co. wasn't down as having a photo of Baltimores. I've seen them here for at least 4 years now. Also saw grass skippers, but I can't ID many of them.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jun 11

Rich Kahl

Location: Ridges Sanctuary
Door County

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 11

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 11

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Cloudy and Windy Late afternoon. Harris' Checkerspot is a lifer for me. Lots of Lupine but no butterflies on it.

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 11

Joan Vennie

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway, Blackhawk Unit
Dane County

At first glance, I was puzzled by my first sighting of the Red Spotted Purple. It was the underside of a dead butterfly. Startling colors.
There were also a good number of Hackberry Emperors.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

European Skipper

European Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 11

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: south of Fifield
Price County

These were spotted in an open spot in a wooded area south of Fifield.

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Long Dash

Long Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jun 11

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: Side road 1/2 mile south of Fifield
Price County

The Swallowtails and Monarchs were scattered along a 1/2 mile road feeding on clover flowers - sunny, warm morning. Many dragonflies were out too 'patrolling' the area.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 11

Rory Williams

Location: Public Hunting Ground off Cty E (East Parking Area)
Green Lake County

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 11

Rory Williams

Location: Public Hunting Ground (West Parking Area)
Green Lake County

My first European Skipper

Jun 11

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and County N
Waushara County

Jun 11

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

Laphria flavicollis

Laphria flavicollis

Jun 11

Mike Reese

Location: Point Beach State Forest
Manitowoc County

Jun 11

Heather Hansen

Location: Janesville
Rock County

Backyard

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 11

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer.
Milwaukee County

Jun 11

Heather Hansen

Location: Janesville
Rock County

Spotted on a rotten orange in my backyard.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 11

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

First American Lady we've seen in the garden this year, visited the pussytoes, then oviposited on the Pearly Everlasting. We already have several Monarchs in chrysalis.

American Lady

American Lady