Butterfly sightings for May 2006

May 2 2006

Mike Reese

Location: North of Mount Morris
Waushara County

May 2 2006

Adrian M. Konell

Location: Mid-Marinette county, in yard
Marinette County

★ = New county photo record

May 2 2006

Eric R. Howe

Location: Lulu Lake SNA
Walworth County

Seen while out pulling Garlic Mustard (GM) in evening. One White was seen on GM (some references infer that Mustard Whites may incorrectly lay their eggs on GM). The area was adjacent to the same wetland where M Whites have been seen in previous years.

May 2 2006

Todd Sima

Location: 1 Mile West of Muscada
Grant County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 3 2006

Todd Sima

Location: Between Lone Rock and Gotham
Richland County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 3 2006

Mike Reese

Location: North of Mount Morris
Waushara County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 3 2006

Andy Paulios

Location: NE Waushara County
Waushara County

Eastern/Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (1)
1st Meadow Fritillary of the year.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 3 2006

Adrian M. Konell

Location: Mid-Marinette county, in yard.
Marinette County

This one is sitting on my wife's shoe.

May 6 2006

Mike Reese, Jeff Belth

Location: Brockway sites & Dike 17
Jackson County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 7 2006

Joan F. Rickert

Location: rural Medford
Taylor County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 7 2006

Joan F. Rickert

Location: rural Medford
Taylor County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 7 2006

Todd Sima

Location: Millville unit, Woodman Unit and 3 miles west of Muscada
Grant County

1st Pearl Crescents this year.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 7 2006

Mike Reese

Location: North of Mount Morris
Waushara County

1st Harvesters of the year. (early)
Also Tiger Swallowtail sp. (2)

★ = New county photo record

May 7 2006

Mo Whalen

Location: Near Ounce River in Wascott Twp
Douglas County

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

May 7 2006

Mo Whalen

Location: SE Douglas Co.
Douglas County

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

May 8 2006

Adrian M. Konell

Location: Mid-Marinette county, in yard.
Marinette County

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

May 10 2006

Rhonda Hansen

Location: Burlington School Forest
Racine County

Overcast Day but nice to be out. Saw several Duskywings but have to positively id it before I can include it.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 10 2006

Marcie O'Connor

Location: our farm
Buffalo County

These were seen between May 6 and May 8. I'm also including a photo of a Great Spangled Fritillary caterpillar, which I found on May 8 on the stalk of a Birds Foot Violet.

★ = New county photo record

May 15 2006

Todd Sima

Location: West Avoca Unit
Iowa County

1st of the year!

May 15 2006

Todd Sima

Location: Three Miles West of Muscada
Grant County

May 16 2006

Adrian M. Konell

Location: Mid-Marinette county, in yard.
Marinette County

Feeding on some over ripe bannanas.

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

May 16 2006

Dawn Hinebaugh

Location: Muralt Bluff Prairie State Natural Area
Green County

A few were seen flying at Muralt Bluff Prairie State Natural Area

May 17 2006

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Millville Unit
Grant County

1st Giant Swallowtails

★ = New county photo record

May 17 2006

Andy Paulios

Location: Milwaukee - Riverside Park
Milwaukee County

May 17 2006

Mike Reese

Location: West of Wazee County Park
Jackson County

Cobweb Skipper

Cobweb Skipper

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

May 17 2006

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Woodman Unit
Grant County

1st American Copper
1st Folded Wing Skipper

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

May 18 2006

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Both sides of Avoca
Iowa County

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

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

May 18 2006

Andy Paulios

Location: NE Waushara County - near West Bloomfield
Waushara County

May 19 2006

Todd Sima

Location: LWR West Avoca Unit
Iowa County

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

May 19 2006

Todd Sima

Grant County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 20 2006

Mike Reese

Location: North of Mount Morris
Waushara County

Spotted two Harvesters mating at a height of about 15 feet.

May 21 2006

Todd Sima

Location: LWR West Avoca Unit
Iowa County

My first American Copper Sporting Teal colored lower spots.

★ = New county photo record

May 21 2006

Mike Reese

Location: West of Wazee County Park
Jackson County

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

☆ = New county sighting record

May 22 2006

David Drexler

Location: UW Arboretum, Grady tract
Dane County

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

May 26 2006

Mike Reese

Location: North of Mount Morris
Waushara County

1st Hobomok Skipper and 1st Arctic Skippers of the year.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 27 2006

Sue Allie

Location: In my garden
Milwaukee County

Had a female Monarch laying eggs. This is the second Monarch of the season that I have seen.

May 27 2006

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Blue River and Muscada Units
Grant County

First Vicerory and Silver Spotted Skipper

★ = New county photo record

May 27 2006

Todd Sima

Location: LWR West Avoca Unit
Iowa County

I saw group after group of Pearl Crescents with each group numbering between 10 and 30. I also photographed my first Harvester.

May 27 2006

Todd Sima

Location: South of Dike 17
Jackson County

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

May 27 2006

Todd Sima

Location: West side if Sandhill Area
Wood County

Laphria divisor

Laphria divisor

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

May 27 2006

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

May 27 2006

Tim Arbogast

Location: Copper Falls State Park
Ashland County

found numerous clusters puddling by river

☆ = New county sighting record

May 28 2006

Glenda Denniston

Location: Frautschi Point, Lakeshore Nature Preserve, UW Wisconsin, Madison
Dane County

Only seen and photographed (in a honeysuckle shrub -- resting) for a brief time. Long enough to take this photo. It's the earliest I've seen this species in Madison.

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

May 28 2006

Andy Paulios

Location: Vilas County - mostly NE portion of the county
Vilas County

Harvester was a lifer!

☆ = New county sighting record

May 28 2006

Ron Arnold

Location: Wautoma, downtown in McDonald's parking lot
Waushara County

My first Juniper Hairstreak. A very tattered individual, but with good color.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 28 2006

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

May 29 2006

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Blue RIver Unit
Grant County

First Red Spotted Purple and Question Mark

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

May 29 2006

Todd Sima

Location: LWR East and West Avoca Units
Iowa County

First little Wood Satyr
First Little Yellow

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

May 29 2006

Joan Braune

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

The temperature was in the high 80's.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 30 2006

Rhonda Hansen

Location: Burlington School Forest
Racine County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 31 2006

Todd Sima

Location: 3 Miles West of Muscada
Grant County

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

May 31 2006

Tracey

Location: Indian Lake
Dane County

May 31 2006

Mike Reese

Location: Spring Lake area
Waushara County

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