Butterfly sightings for July 2007

Jul 1 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

My last sighting for a Dainty Sulphur in Wood County was August of 1987.

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Jul 2 2007

joan braune

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Jul 2 2007

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Mud Lake NABA count
Columbia County

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Jul 2 2007

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Nine Springs E-Way,Moorland Road near Madison/Monona
Dane County

The small hill that is a prairie preserve is always a good spot for spotting butterflies who enjoy the flowers that are in bloom now.

Jul 3 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Muralt SNA
Green County

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Jul 3 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Western and Southwestern Rock County
Rock County

Leps seen at Cook Arboretum, Avon Bottoms, and various places in SW Rock County. American Snout was a life butterfly!!

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Jul 4 2007

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Woodman and Millville Units
Grant County

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Black Dash

Black Dash

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Jul 4 2007

Nichole Oehmcke

Location: County Hwy. T , Rosendale
Fond du Lac County

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Jul 4 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: NABA Sandhill/Seneca count circle
Wood County

Saw 2 Whooping Cranes at Sandhill.

Jul 5 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Muralt Bluff Prairie State Natural Area
Green County

The Juniper Hairstreaks were all in the same Red Cedar about 25 ft. the air. I watched the three males sparring in the tree for about ten minutes and got good looks at them with binoculars during their short rest periods. Nearly two hours later I came back and checked and they were still at it! 1:30-3:30 pm.

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Jul 5 2007

Ann Thering , Joan Braune, Karl and Dorothy Legler, and rest SWBA group

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

A very successful SWBA field trip to Cherokee! Glenda Denniston kindly provided the photos she took of a Viceroy caterpillar and a very impressive White-lined Sphinx Moth.

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Jul 5 2007

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Capitol City Bike Trail, Fitchburg
Dane County

Also heard my first cicada.

Jul 5 2007

Edgar Spalding

Location: Botany Garden, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dane County

An exciting surprise...

Jul 6 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Saw a large robberfly with a bumblebee for lunch!

Jul 6 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Avoca LWR
Iowa County

I saw Little Yellows laying eggs on partridge pea.

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Jul 6 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Various sites throughout the county
Waushara County

Looking mainly for robberflies today. The photo is of Albibarbefferia [Efferia] albibarbis, a very recognizable robber in dry, sandy areas.

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

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Jul 7 2007

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

Stopped for a quick look 6:30-7:15. The first thing we saw was the Dainty Sulphur who found a nice cool perch in the shade.

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Jul 7 2007

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Hardscrabble Prairie, State Natural Area
Lafayette County

Jul 7 2007

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Madison NABA count
Dane County

About 90 degrees. Thanks to Ann Thering, Glenda Denniston, Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith (who counted on his birthday!), other counters and especially Dave Fallow for your wonderful efforts in difficult conditions. We found 42 species including American Snout, Buckeye and Variegated Fritillary.

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Jul 8 2007

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: East Dubuque Area
Grant County

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Byssus Skipper

Byssus Skipper

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Jul 8 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

The Dainty Sulphur was in a weedy area just outside of my prairie restoration project that I planted last fall. I'm expanding the planting and was plowing up additional ground and the sulphur kept hanging around in spite of me driving through with the tractor every few minutes. This is the same spot as the sighting from July 1st.

Jul 8 2007

Dawn Czerwinski

Location: Ellis St, Green Bay
Brown County

Butterfly was flying around our small ornamental tree, and landed on our window,we observed it for around 20 minutes and when we went to take a picture, it closed its wings two different times and then flew away.

Jul 8 2007

NABA count, 4 observers

Location: NABA Wehr Nature Center count
Milwaukee County

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Jul 9 2007

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: EdnaTaylor Conservancy, Monona, WI
Dane County

Also saw numerous dragonflies.

Jul 9 2007

David Drexler

Location: Bascom Hill area, UW campus
Dane County

The checkered skipper was between Bascom and North Halls. The snout was in the Botany garden, where I think I may have caught a glimpse of that pipevine swallowtail reported earlier. Not bad butterflying for just taking a walk over lunch break.

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Jul 10 2007

Gayl Hamilton

Location: Lodi
Columbia County

Seen in my front yard...

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Jul 10 2007

Todd Sima

Location: Avoca LWR
Iowa County

Jul 10 2007

NABA count, 8 participants

Location: Waumandee Creek Farm and NABA count circle
Buffalo County

The Wild Indigo Duskywing was laying eggs on Canadian Milk Vetch. We also saw 6 other duskywings. The American Snout sat on my car antenna and allowed all to photograph it. Also saw one Comma/Question Mark sp.

American Snout

American Snout

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

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Jul 10 2007

Kim Karow

Location: Allen Creek wetlands south of Fort Atkinson
Jefferson County

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Jul 11 2007

Scott Swengel, Ann Swengel

Location: NABA Baraboo count
Sauk County

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Jul 11 2007

Kim Karow

Location: Allen Creek wetlands south of Fort Atkinson
Adams County

Beautiful cool morning. Checking on some restoration work next to wet brushy areas. Walked back through a bit of prairie and wet meadow. Found the American Snout in the gravel driveway. Also saw a lot of Lyre-tipped spreadwing damselflies, Eastern Forktails, Calico and Halloween Pennant dragonflies. Showy Tick Trefoil, Purple Milkwort, Joe Pye weed, Swamp Milkweed and Allegheny Monkey Flower led the botanical pagent of purple today.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

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Jul 11 2007

Tod Highsmith

Location: Princes Point SWA near Hebron
Jefferson County

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Jul 11 2007

NABA count, Karl & Dorothy Legler, and 5 other participants

Location: Trempealeau Count circle
Trempealeau County

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Jul 12 2007

Pam Campbell

Location: In my garden near Colfax.
Dunn County

This American Snout was attracted to blooming oregano.

American Snout

American Snout

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Jul 12 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Wazee area
Jackson County

I mainly hiked sandy trails through barren areas. Most of the skippers were in an open area with lots of Monarda where they were very abundant. They also were found nectaring on Spotted Knapweed along the roadsides.

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Jul 13 2007

Dave Fallow

Location: Madison
Dane County

Jul 13 2007

Scott Swengel, Ann Swengel

Location: NABA Wazee count
Jackson County

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Jul 13 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Avoca LWR
Iowa County

A brief stop produced a beautiful Sleepy Orange.

Jul 13 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Beaver Creek Reserve
Eau Claire County

Jul 14 2007

Rich Henderson, Ann Thering, Karl and Dorothy Legler, & rest of group

Location: Schurch-Thompson Prairie
Iowa County

SWBA's joint field trip with The Prairie Enthusiasts & Madison Audubon found 5 species of fritillaries despite the strong winds. Thanks to Rich Henderson and TPE for creating beautiful Regal Fritillary habitat!

Jul 14 2007

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Avoca
Iowa County

Jul 14 2007

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

The Harvester, Gray Comma, and Compton Torts were highlights for me.

Jul 14 2007

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Muscada and Blue River units
Grant County

The Junipers were a first for me and they were all nectaring on flowers in a five foot area and only twenty feet away from Juniper trees.

Jul 15 2007

Terry Leasa

Location: Road America Race Track, Elkhart Lake
Sheboygan County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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Jul 15 2007

joan braune and tod highsmith

Location: Avoca LWR & Bakken's pond
Iowa County

Bakken's pond is right across the river from Iowa county so I just included the few sightings there.

Jul 15 2007

Mike Reese, Todd Sima

Location: Avoca LWR
Iowa County

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Jul 15 2007

Mike Reese, Todd Sima

Location: Muscoda LWR
Grant County

Short trip to look for the Juniper Hairstreaks. These are just the highlights.

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Jul 15 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: spruce/tamarack bog in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

Jul 16 2007

Adrian Konell

Location: Lake Township
Marinette County

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Jul 17 2007

Dave Fallow

Location: Madison
Dane County

Jul 17 2007

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: West Beltline near Rimrock
Dane County

This was the first, and so far only painted lady I've seen this year.

Jul 17 2007

Karl & Dorothy Legler, and others

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine NABA count
Fond du Lac County

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Jul 17 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: NE Waushara County
Waushara County

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Jul 17 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Northern Marquette County
Marquette County

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Jul 17 2007

NABA count, 12 observers

Location: NABA Beaver Creek Reserve count
Eau Claire County

Jul 18 2007

Mike Kirch

Location: Heckrodt Nature Preserve
Winnebago County

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Jul 18 2007

Dave Fallow

Location: Madison
Dane County

All of the 3 Checkered Whites I've seen this summer in Madison have been females...

Jul 19 2007

Cathy Burrell

Location: Village of Paddock Lake
Kenosha County

All sightings occurred either in my yard or near the lake between 10 am and 2 pm.

Jul 19 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Mead Wildlife Area
Marathon County

Quick jaunt between meetings around the excellent visitor center!

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Jul 19 2007

NABA count Karl and Dorothy Legler and others

Location: NABA Sister Bay count
Door County

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Jul 20 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Tie Mill Rd. area
Florence County

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Jul 20 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Dunbar Barrens area
Marinette County

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Jul 20 2007

Nathan Robertson

Location: Devil's Lake State Park
Sauk County

Jul 20 2007

Dave Fallow

Location: Madison
Dane County

Jul 21 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Riley Lake Wildlife Area
Price County

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Jul 21 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

This was my first sighting of a Common Checkered-Skipper. All individuals were flying erratically in a harvested oat field, and only briefly stopped to rest or nectar.

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Jul 21 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: marshy areas in the towns of Seneca and Cranmoor
Wood County

Jul 22 2007

David Drexler

Location: Raymond Ridge park, Madison
Dane County

Jul 22 2007

Cathy Burrell

Location: Village of Paddock Lake
Kenosha County

I am fairly new to butterflying and this was the first time I had seen an Eastern Tailed-Blue, 'Summer' Spring Azure, and Peck's Skipper!

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Jul 22 2007

David Drexler

Location: North Kettle Moraine
Fond du Lac County

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Jul 22 2007

joan braune

Location: friend's house between Mazomanie and Sauk City
Dane County

This was my first Juniper Hairstreak, a butterfly I've been wanting to see. It was on the gas grill on my friend's deck! There was a stand of red cedars nearby.

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Jul 23 2007

Paul Renaud

Location: My backyard garden
Green Lake County

He seemed overly excited about the red phlox.This is the first year that the phlox has had a chance to bloom because of deer.

Jul 23 2007

Adrian Konell

Location: Lake Township
Marinette County

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Jul 23 2007

Dave Fallow

Location: Madison
Dane County

Jul 23 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: White River Marsh
Green Lake County

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Jul 24 2007

Cathy Burrell

Location: Village of Paddock Lake
Kenosha County

A very busy few hours of butterflying! The weather was beautiful and there were so many butterflies that I couldn't keep up with them.

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Jul 25 2007

Dave Fallow

Location: Madison
Dane County

Jul 26 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: McFarland, WI High School Lawn
Dane County

Nectaring on flowering clover.

Jul 26 2007

Sandy and Elijah Fyffe

Location: Sheboygan Falls
Sheboygan County

Found American Lady lunching on Purple Coneflower.

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Jul 26 2007

Curt Rogers

Location: North shore of Lake Como
Walworth County

We are raising Monarchs, having become a listed

Laphria divisor

Laphria divisor

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Jul 26 2007

Callen Harty

Location: Edna Taylor Conservation Park, Madison
Dane County

Saw this on a leaf at the edge of a spot of grasses next to the woods, with a school yard just past the grassy edge.

Jul 26 2007

Mike Reese

Location: backyard garden in Plover
Portage County

Caterpillar on Pipevine (Aristolochia macrophylla).

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Jul 26 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

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Jul 27 2007

Dan Foster

Location: Germantown
Washington County

Regularly seeing a dozen or more spread throughout flowering weeds and tall grass surrounding yard.

Jul 27 2007

Scott Swengel, Ann Swengel

Location: NABA Cornucopia count
Bayfield County

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Jul 27 2007

Dan Foster

Location: Germantown
Washington County

Saw this for the first time in this area flitting about and perching on tree leaves. Beautiful in the sunlight.

Jul 27 2007

Dave Fallow

Location: Madison
Dane County

Jul 27 2007

Sharon Morgan

Location: In my front flowerbed...full of all types of flowers to draw them in...
Winnebago County

Usually when I try to get close they fly away...today was great! I got quite a few nice pictures...it was like he wanted me to take his picture...

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Jul 28 2007

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida,wi on Rhubarb
Outagamie County

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Jul 28 2007

NABA count, 3 observers

Location: NABA Pederson's Garden/Anna-Gene Park count
Douglas County

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Jul 28 2007

Tami

Location: 92nd and Layton
Milwaukee County

Jul 28 2007

Cathy Burrell

Location: Kenosha Sand Dunes
Kenosha County

This area is beautiful and shows a great diversity of butterfly species.

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Jul 28 2007

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association field trip: 8 participants

Location: Hardscrabble Prairie, State Natural Area
Lafayette County

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Jul 28 2007

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association field trip: 8 participants

Location: Various sites from East Dubuque north to Good-nuf Hollow Road
Grant County

This is actually a two day list July 28-29. On this butterfly and cicada trip, we also heard five species of cicadas.

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Jul 28 2007

Kathy Cleven

Location: Backyard
Marinette County

Jul 29 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

After I parked I counted 7 Dainty Sulphurs, 2 Little Yellows, 1 Sleepy Orange, and 1 Common Sootywing while getting my equipment out of the car. This was the most Dainty Sulphurs I have ever seen.

Jul 29 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Spring Green Preserve State Natural Area
Sauk County

Stopped briefly to look for robber flies and saw this species by the parking lot.

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Jul 29 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

Jul 29 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: Buena Vista Marsh
Portage County

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Jul 29 2007

Ann Thering

Location: my yard
Dane County

The skippers were nectaring on Liatris, various Verbenas, and Monarda.

Jul 30 2007

Tom Poklen

Location: Newport State Park - Upland Loop and Monarch Trail
Door County

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Jul 30 2007

Curt Rogers

Location: North shore of Lake Como
Walworth County

Alternated its attention between our butterfly bushes and the parsley while in the yard.

Jul 30 2007

Mike Reese

Location: White River Marsh
Green Lake County

The Dainty Sulphurs and the Fiery Skipper were in an old disturbed field that had been cut some time in July. Hoary Alyssum was abundant but there was some bare soil with lots of low growing chickweed. This was the last place I stopped and I could have spent a couple more hours there. There were more butterflies here than in the nice flowering sedge meadows. I think I saw a Checkered White, but wasn't 100% sure, so probably will check back here later.

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Jul 30 2007

Darren Bush

Location: Badger State Bike Trail south of Belleville
Green County

They were working the hawkweed and other wildflowers in small groups (4-6).

Jul 30 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

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Jul 31 2007

Mike Kirch

Location: Theresa Marsh
Dodge County

Jul 31 2007

Mike Reese

Location: west of Brockway Rd.
Jackson County

Stopped for an hour on the way home. Lots of Liatris in flower! I was surprised to see my first Leonard's Skipper of the year and then I saw the Gray Hairstreak who looked newly emerged!

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Jul 31 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Trempealeau NWR, Kiep Island
Trempealeau County

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Jul 31 2007

Mike Reese

Location: near downtown park along the river
La Crosse County

All of the Fiery Skippers were in flower gardens.

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