Butterfly sightings for May 2009

May 1 2009

Ann Thering

Location: Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie
Dane County

May 1 2009

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: North of Mount Morris
Waushara County

Sunny skies turned into cloudy skies soon after we made it out into the field.

May 2 2009

Ann Thering

Location: Sauk area
Sauk County

May 2 2009

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake Service Road in Brodhead
Green County

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

May 2 2009

Joan Braune

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

May 2 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: My house in the Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

My first Spring Azure of the year, but not much else...

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

★ = New county photo record

May 2 2009

Mike Reese

Location: various locations
Waushara County

Not a great day for butterflies. Cool, windy, and mostly cloudy.

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

May 2 2009

Ron Arnold, Lydia and Emily Thurber

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

I was gone during the sunny part of the morning, but each of my granddaughters had netted a Cabbage White for me. The sun was mostly gone by noon.

May 2 2009

Ron Arnold

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

I got here just after noon before it clouded over completely. It was cool and windy, but there was just enough sun for the Elfins. Some of the basking Elfins were pushed so flat by the wind that they looked like roadkill. I saw a couple of Green Darners, my first dragonflies of the year.

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

May 3 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest northeast of Clam Lake
Ashland County

My first Brown Elfin of the year. Also lots of Green Darners now.

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

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

May 3 2009

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Blue River Bluffs SNA
Grant County

Lots of nectar sources! I could have spent all day here. Also saw a Columbine/Wild Indigo Duskywing. Lots of columbine here. Also saw a six-spotted tiger beetle with no spots.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

☆ = New county sighting record

May 3 2009

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Blue River Sand Barrens SNA
Grant County

Few nectar sources here. This was the first time I had ever seen a butterfly nectaring on Dutchman's breeches.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 3 2009

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lone Rock Unit of Lower Wis Riverway
Richland County

69 degrees today and sunny

☆ = New county sighting record

May 3 2009

Wayne Anderson

Location: Dewey Marsh/Dewey Shooting Range
Portage County

Other Hot Sightings. Reptile - Blandings Turtle
Bird - pair Rufous Sided Towhee

May 3 2009

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake Service Road in Brodhead
Green County

May 3 2009

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

We also saw two Dogbane Beetles and Splendid Tiger Beetles.
A duskywing put in a brief appearance; I refer to it as a "peskywing" as it zipped right by.

May 3 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

May 3 2009

Ron Arnold

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

More sun and less wind today made for some very active Elfins. The Eastern Pine Elfin in the photo was more orange than any I've seen before.

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

May 3 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: My house in the Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

More flying today. Also had two Cowpath Tiger Beetles and a Common Claybank Tiger Beetle.

Cow Path Tiger Beetle

Cow Path Tiger Beetle

Common Claybank Tiger Beetle

Common Claybank Tiger Beetle

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

May 3 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

The Satyr Comma was less than a mile from those that I reported on April 14 but it was fairly fresh. Exact location was intersection of FR194 and FR196 ~6 miles north of Clam Lake.

Satyr Comma

Satyr Comma

May 4 2009

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

May 4 2009

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: From Blue River Bluff SNA to Paffenrath Rd
Grant County

The Columbine Duskywings were laying eggs on Columbine. Hazy sky. 72 degrees.

May 4 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Bayfield County Forest Pine Barrens southwest of Iron River
Bayfield County

My first Eastern Pine and Hoary Elfins of the year. Also had Festive and Cow Path Tiger Beetles.

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

★ = New county photo record

May 4 2009

Ann Thering

Location: Mirror Lake State Park
Sauk County

May 4 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: wooded area along Brown Street in Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

May 5 2009

Wayne Anderson

Location: Rocky Run Preserve
Portage County

May 5 2009

Mike Reese

Location: DNR west of Wautoma
Waushara County

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

May 6 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: My house in the Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

All seen after 6 pm!

May 7 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Bogus Swamp area
Langlade County

Probably a good site for bog butterflies in the weeks ahead...

☆ = New county sighting record

May 7 2009

David Reese

Location: Wild Rose Area
Waushara County

Tried to decrease my aperture after taking this photo and the blue took advantage of the break and flew away.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

May 7 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Nine Mile County Forest Recreation Area near Wausau
Marathon County

May 7 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Lincoln County Forest near Turtle Lake Road
Lincoln County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 8 2009

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Baxter's Hollow
Sauk County

I'd suggest people especially send in their Azure photos through early July. We might be able to determine if any are the claimed new species Cherry Gall Azure aka Late Spring Azure.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

May 8 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Wolf River area near Pearson
Langlade County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 8 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Ada Lake and Diamond Roof Roads in Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Langlade County

I did a poor job of photographing them but there were TONS of West Virginia Whites on the roads amidst the beautiful, wildflower-laden hardwood forests here. I also had an Oblique-lined Festive Beetle.

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

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

May 8 2009

Wayne Anderson

Location: Rocky Run Preserve
Portage County

May 8 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Bowers Creek Fishery Area
Waushara County

I have been stopping and looking for these for over a week. These were my first of the year. I also saw my first Tiger Swallowtail of the year at noon.

May 8 2009

Mike Reese

Location: North of Mount Morris
Waushara County

For four consecutive days, it was sunny when I got off work and cloudy when I made it to this location.

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

May 8 2009

Esjay Anderson

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Northwest side of area. Saw it in flight but couldnt get a photo of topside.

Harvester

Harvester

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

May 8 2009

Wayne Anderson

Location: North Reserve Drive (gas pipeline)
Portage County

Cicindela patruela and Cicindela scutellaris out and about.

May 8 2009

Kathy Kirk

Location: Cassel Rd SWA
Sauk County

Jackpine/oak barrens

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

★ = New county photo record

May 10 2009

Ron Arnold

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

Only about 2 hours of sunshine today. There were quite a few Hudsonian Whitefaces out.

May 10 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Blue River Bluff SNA
Grant County

Mostly cloudy, cool, and somewhat windy. I saw the Columbine Duskywing lay an egg on columbine.

Columbine Duskywing

Columbine Duskywing

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Violet Wood-Sorrel

Violet Wood-Sorrel

Columbine Duskywing egg

Columbine Duskywing egg

★ = New county photo record

May 11 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: wooded area along Brown Street in Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

May 11 2009

Kyle Johnson

Location: Several peatlands SW of Tomahawk
Lincoln County

The Freija Fritillary record is a new site (2nd in county) and slight southern range extension. Red-disked Alpines should be starting to fly in the area; unfortunately skies clouded over before likely spots were visited. Also included a bonus image of Glyphipterix haworthana (Glyphipterigidae), a tiny moth whose caterpillars bore into cottongrass heads. Take pictures/specimens of any little bog moths you see!

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

Glyphipterix haworthana

Glyphipterix haworthana

★ = New county photo record

May 11 2009

Joan Braune

Location: my backyard
Dane County

May 12 2009

Ann Thering

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Very windy!

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

★ = New county photo record

May 14 2009

Mike Reese

Location: North of Mount Morris
Waushara County

Pussy-toes were a good nectar source today.

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

May 14 2009

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Bauer-Brockway and Hunter's Haven Rd
Jackson County

We brake for butterflies! In the road was a pile of 7 Duskywings and 2 Spring Azures. They were Juvenal's Duskywings and 1 Dreamy Duskywing. See size comparison with the Juvenal's. Our first black female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail for year.

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

May 14 2009

Rose Tiegs

Location: Emmons creek Iceage Trail Hartman segment
Portage County

Also three Tiger Swallowtails.

Eastern/Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern/Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

May 15 2009

Esjay Anderson

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Very windy! Hard to get a good side shot of the Eflin.

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

★ = New county photo record

May 17 2009

Dean Hansen, and others

Location: Crex and other locations
Burnett County

Calm winds, 80-90% blue skies, temperatures reaching into the 60's

☆ = New county sighting record

May 17 2009

Ron Arnold, Mary Arnold

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Sunny and warmer today with less wind.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

May 17 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: wooded area in the town of Seneca
Wood County

These were from late this afternoon.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

May 17 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Ada Lake Rd. nearest the campground
Forest County

Not the best butterflying day with temperature in the upper 50s and mostly cloudy conditions. Saw one lay an egg on Cut-leaved Toothwort. This was at the far southern border of Forest County.

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

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

May 17 2009

Philip Schwarz

Location: Canadian Hill Farm - Menomonie, WI
Dunn County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

May 18 2009

Kyle Johnson

Location: Black Creek Bog
Ashland County

About 70F and sunny, but quite windy. Red-disked Alpines and Freija Fritillaries around early peak flight. Numbers should have been MUCH higher...this is a fantastic site. Note that female Red-disked Alpines (see photo w/ no red showing) have heavy white scaling underneath. Kept a live female and now have eggs!

Red-disked Alpine

Red-disked Alpine

Red-disked Alpine

Red-disked Alpine

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

May 18 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: wooded area along Brown Street in Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

I stopped here for a few minutes around 5:00 this afternoon. The Elfins and Azures were very active.

May 18 2009

Karl Legler, Dorothy Legler, Ann Thering, Dave Hanson

Location: NABA Wazee Count circle
Jackson County

Photos by Dave Hanson

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Persius Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

May 19 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Cedar Creek Fishery Area
Waushara County

Photo of a female laying eggs on Vicia sp. I knew I would see lots of Silvery Blues here but I think this is the most I have ever seen in one day. Also saw a tiger swallowtail.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

May 20 2009

Kyle Johnson

Location: Peatlands NW of Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Voucher from southern extreme of range in Wisconsin. One individual at 7:00pm!

☆ = New county sighting record

May 20 2009

Andy Paulios

Location: Star Prairie
St. Croix County

First of year for me...in high winds.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 20 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: wooded area along Brown Street in Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

85 and windy today. The elfins were perching high in the shrubs and did not stay in one place for very long. I also saw a tiger swallowtail and a white Clouded/Orange Sulphur laying eggs on clover.

May 21 2009

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake Service Road
Green County

May 21 2009

Joan Braune

Location: Madison - in my backyard
Dane County

My first monarch sighting of the year!

May 21 2009

Ann Thering

Location: Middleton
Dane County

May 21 2009

David Reese

Location: Wautoma
Waushara County

Sighted in the backyard garden.

May 21 2009

Kevin Brown

Location: Lion's Den County Park
Ozaukee County

Saw my first two American Ladies of the season...very fresh individuals.

May 22 2009

Esjay Anderson

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Thanks to Dean, Mike, Ann, and everyone else for their help with IDs. I learned a lot saturday! Listing only friday sightings to prevent double listings on saturday.

American Copper

American Copper

May 22 2009

David Reese

Location: North of Mount Morris
Waushara County

I was being eaten alive by mosquitoes while taking this video: http://tinyurl.com/onoay6
See images below for the freeze-frame -- seems the silvery blue was also under attack.

The lupine is in full bloom, but only the "wrong" kind of blue. A male Silvery was flying desperately over the sea of blue, none of it what he was looking for.

Also saw Tiger Swallowtail sp.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

May 22 2009

Jeff

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

May 22 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Moquah Barrens State Natural Area
Bayfield County

Big numbers of Chryxus Arctics! I was also pleasantly surprised by the Western Tailed-Blues. The Silvery Blue photo is just for documentation as this was the first I've ever seen.

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Chryxus Arctic

Chryxus Arctic

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Chryxus Arctic

Chryxus Arctic

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

May 22 2009

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

May 23 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

It was rainy this morning and completely cloudy until late afternoon. I didn't expect to find any butterflies when I spotted the coppers while it was still cloudy. The others were seen after the sun barely came out. I also saw two other unidentified lesser fritillaries and an elfin.

American Copper

American Copper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

May 23 2009

Jeff

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

May 23 2009

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida, home
Outagamie County

Monarch

Monarch

May 23 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: My house in the Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

First swallowtails of the year.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

May 23 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Pacwawong Flowage south of Cable
Sawyer County

Very brief visit. Just adding some Sawyer County data.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 23 2009

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

The Western-Tailed Blue is so fresh that its tail is not showing.

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

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

May 23 2009

David Bratley, Dave Hanson

Location: Moquah Barrens
Bayfield County

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

May 23 2009

Dean C Hansen

Location: Namekagon Barrens
Burnett County

Seen on May 23 and 24; Mottled Duskyings included 5 fresh males. Also saw a moth, Drasteria graphica

May 24 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Moquah Barrens
Bayfield County

I was only there until noon, but I spent most of my time trying to take photos of the Chryxus Arctics. Lots of Meadow Fritillaries, especially on scat!

Chryxus Arctic

Chryxus Arctic

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

May 24 2009

Kate Redmond

Location: Cedarburg Bog, Town of Saukville
Ozaukee County

Saw my first Giant Swallowtail of the year flying over and landing on a clay/gravel road that goes past the UWM Field Station. A beautiful, perfect individual. First Monarch was on May 20.

May 24 2009

Dave Eide

Location: Lake Mendota
Dane County

May 24 2009

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Avoca - 2 areas
Iowa County

May 24 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area and county highway X
Wood County

A blue-sky day today, not a cloud in sight. I stopped outside of Sandhill along county X hoping to find some Frosted Elfins, but didn't see any. I saw a total of 4 species of blues today, the most species I've seen in one day (Spring Azures sighted at other locations today).

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Cyrtopogon

Cyrtopogon

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

May 24 2009

Ron Arnold

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

Also saw a white female Clouded/Orange Sulphur.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 24 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

May 24 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: wooded area along Brown Street in Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

I stopped here twice today, hoping to find some Henry's Elfins. The Harvester was a nice surprise. Once again at this location, I became a favorite perch, this time for an Eastern Comma. I had to back away from it hoping that it would land on something else so I could get a photo of it. A clearwing moth was nectaring, but didn't stay in one place long enough for a photo.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Harvester

Harvester

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

May 24 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

May 24 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Riley Lake Wildlife Area
Price County

At the bog for a little over an hour.

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

May 24 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Chippewa Lake Bog, northwest of the town of Clam Lake
Bayfield County

I was surprised by the lack of bog specialty butterflies here. But found 5 species of tiger beetles in a 150 meter stretch along the boat landing road (see photos).

Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle

Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Common Claybank Tiger Beetle

Common Claybank Tiger Beetle

Cow Path Tiger Beetle

Cow Path Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

May 24 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Bass Lake area, near Atkins Lake, southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

First Monarch of year for me.

May 24 2009

Andy Paulios

Location: Bauer/Brockway Barrens
Jackson County

Quick Stop on my way home. Cobweb and Dusted skipper were new for me. Dusted skipper was very active and was hard to get to sit still in sun. White chin and white around and above eye against dark background. Underwings dark with two small white bars on hind wings spaced apart.

One elfin flew by but I couldn't get it to sit still.

May 24 2009

marcie oconnor

Location: at the canoe launch next to the Namakagon dam
Bayfield County

The brown border on this Spring Azure is the widest and brownest I've seen.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

May 25 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Emmons Creek Wildlife Area
Portage County

The Juvenal's Duskywing was nectaring on a gall that was oozing sap. Notice all the other wildlife!

Graphic Moth

Graphic Moth

Graphic Moth

Graphic Moth

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

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

May 25 2009

Michael Warwick

Location: Town of Stephenson, Private Land
Marinette County

Luna Moth on side of house...

Luna Moth

Luna Moth

May 28 2009

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Namekogen Barrens
Burnett County

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

May 28 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Tyler Forks Muskeg south of Shirley Lake, and adjacent uplands
Iron County

The Freijas were very difficult to photograph as they were quite skittish and almost constantly in flight. No Friggas or Red-disked Alpines found, unfortunately.

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

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

May 28 2009

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Also saw a large tan butterfly flying that turned out to be Polyphemus Moth.

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

May 28 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

May 29 2009

Esjay Anderson

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

First of the Grass skippers popping up! Pics of Indian Skipper.

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

May 29 2009

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Moquah Barrens
Bayfield County

Winds were 20-30 mph.

Chryxus Arctic

Chryxus Arctic

☆ = New county sighting record

May 29 2009

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

May 29 2009

Jeanette Klodzen

Location: Bauer/Brockway Barrens
Jackson County

May 29 2009

Ron Arnold

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

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

May 30 2009

marcie oconnor

Location: our farm - near Praag
Buffalo County

My first Giant Swallowtail for the year

May 30 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

This was the first time I have seen both boghaunters in the same day and my first sighting of a mated pair. The moth on the moccasin flower is White Slant-Line (Tetracis cachexiata).

moccasin flower

moccasin flower

Ebony Boghaunter

Ebony Boghaunter

Ringed Boghaunter

Ringed Boghaunter

May 30 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: My house in the Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

My first Hobomok Skipper of the year. Not much else happening...

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

May 30 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

This is my earliest sighting for a Ringlet in Wood County.

May 30 2009

Rhonda Hansen

Location: Johnson Park
Racine County

May 30 2009

Jeanette Klodzen

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

May 30 2009

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Riley Lake
Price County

All sightings were along the roads. We didn't realize that the Jutta was laying an egg until We looked more closely at the photo.

Jutta Arctic

Jutta Arctic

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

☆ = New county sighting record

May 31 2009

Ron Arnold

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

Less wind and more butterflies today. The Brown Elfins are getting scarce.

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

May 31 2009

Wayne Anderson

Location: Hyw 173 roadsides
Juneau County

Six Spotted Tiger Beetles and Big Sand Tiger Beetles also seen. one female Karner Blue, the rest all males and two small duskywings zipped by. Just traveling home from 16 days butterflying in Texas Arizona and New Mexico (some great finds)

May 31 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Bauer/Brockway area
Jackson County

The Gorgone Checkerspot number is very conservative as I just quit counting at 100. The Eye-spotted Lady Beetle was the first I had ever seen. I also saw 2 Canadian or Eastern Tiger Swallowtails.

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Eye-spotted Lady Beetle

Eye-spotted Lady Beetle

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

May 31 2009

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Ada Lake
Langlade County

There may also have been some Mustard Whites?? The variability is confusing!

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

☆ = New county sighting record

May 31 2009

Tom Bentley and Kelly McIntyre

Location: Blue River Sand Barrens SNA
Grant County

Bone dry

May 31 2009

Tom Bentley and Kelly McIntyre

Location: Spring Green Preserve State Natural Area
Sauk County

May 31 2009

Susan Mayer

Location: T35N - R8W Section 35 woods
Rusk County

Fluttering on the ground. Might have just emerged.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

May 31 2009

Jeanette Klodzen

Location: Avoca Area
Iowa County