Butterfly sightings for June 2009

Jun 2 2009

Susan Mayer

Location: T35N R8W Section 35 woods
Rusk County

mourn

mourn

Jun 2 2009

marcie oconnor

Location: our farm - near Praag
Buffalo County

This is more Common Ringlets than I've ever seen before in one day. They were fluttering over fields of planted prairie.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 2 2009

Ann Thering

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Dane County

The sun finally came out for a bit in the late afternoon, and a few butterflies were out and about.

Jun 3 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Crystal Lake bog east of Cable
Bayfield County

My first Arctic Skippers and American Lady of the year.

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Jun 3 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Namekagon Dam east of Cable
Bayfield County

More Arctic Skippers but not much else.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 3 2009

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Wautoma area
Waushara County

We also saw 3 Tiger Swallowtails and many, many bumblebees.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 3 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Rock Lake Bog east of Cable
Bayfield County

I got dumb lucky on the open-wing Jutta Arctic photo as I clicked just when the butterfly was about to take flight. And check out their camouflage! Silver-borded Frit photo is just for documentation. Also had 1 flyby Freija/Frigga Fritillary but it never landed before I lost it.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jutta Arctic

Jutta Arctic

Jutta Arctic

Jutta Arctic

Jutta Arctic

Jutta Arctic

★ = New county photo record

Jun 3 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Namekagon Canoe Landing along Cty M east of Cable
Bayfield County

Just some documentation photos of the American Copper, which oddly enough was my first in the county.

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 4 2009

Ann Thering

Location: Bauer Brockway area
Jackson County

I also saw three Tiger Swallowtails.

Jun 4 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Ice Age Trail off Cty O southeast of Clam Falls
Polk County

My first Silver-spotted Skipper, N. Cloudywing, and L. Wood-Satyr of the year.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

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

Jun 4 2009

Ryan Brady

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

My first Painted Lady and Pepper and Salt Skipper of the year.

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 5 2009

Cindy Donegan

Location: Kenosha, Wisconsin
Kenosha County

The first Swallowtail and Monarch I've seen this season. Both were drawn to dwarf lilacs blooming in my yard.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 5 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Bohn Lake SNA
Waushara County

Quick stop to look for Purplish Coppers (Didn't see any!)

Jun 5 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Also saw 4 Tiger Swallowtails. In a small patch of sundews there were 20+ captured Boreal Bluets, several Sedge Sprites, and 2 dragonflies.

Harvester

Harvester

Boreal Bluet

Boreal Bluet

Jun 5 2009

Connie Pollock

Location: Cudahy back yard
Milwaukee County

On phlox

Jun 5 2009

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: White River Marsh
Green Lake County

Jun 5 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

This was a female Cabbage White.

Jun 6 2009

Ryan Brady

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

Mostly cloudy eventually leading to light rain. The Eastern Tailed-Blue was extremely worn.

Jun 9 2009

Ann Thering

Location: Black Earth area
Dane County

Jun 9 2009

Susan R. Mayer

Location: T35N - R8W Section 35 woods
Rusk County

At least I think that's what it is.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

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

Jun 9 2009

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

Jun 10 2009

Dan Jackson

Location: Bike trail, Onalaska, WI 54650 (s of CTH Z)
La Crosse County

Walked bike trail below Marge's Restaurant. This is west of Hwy 35 directly west of Mason Street in Onalaska. Many Little Wood-Satyrs seen. Also, an unidentified skipper.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

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

Jun 10 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Navarino Wildlife Area
Shawano County

I saw the beginning chrysalis at the start of the trail and took the second photo when I got back about 2 hrs. later. Little Wood-Satyrs were very fresh.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Laphria flavicollis

Laphria flavicollis

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

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

Jun 10 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Pine barrens north of Spider Lake and east of Iron River
Bayfield County

A temporary break in otherwise cool, cloudy weather lately. My first Indian Skipper of the year.

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Lots of butterflies

Lots of butterflies

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Jun 11 2009

Dan Jackson

Location: Holland Sand Prairie
La Crosse County

Just south of County MH about 1/2 mile west of Hwy 53 northeast of Holmen.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

★ = New county photo record

Jun 11 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Blue River Sand Barrens SNA
Grant County

Limited nectar sources throughout.

Jun 11 2009

Esjay Anderson

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Karners are out on the meadows now.

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 11 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Old Grade Rd east of Namekagon Sunset Rd in the Chequamegon National Forest
Bayfield County

Abundant nectar sources here but mostly cloudy skies reduced overall numbers. My first Common Ringlets and Northern Crescent of the year. Also lots of Arctic Skippers right now.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 11 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Goodwin Lake area southwest of the town of Clam Lake
Sawyer County

Mostly cloudy so not much happening...

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 12 2009

Philip Schwarz

Location: 10 miles west of Menomonie
Dunn County

There have been lots of these around the last few days

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

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

Jun 12 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Rocky Run
Columbia County

There seemed to be lots of nectar sources here but limited numbers of butterflies. The Eastern Forktail had unusual markings and its wings open like a spreadwing.

Eastern Forktail

Eastern Forktail

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 12 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

Jun 12 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Various canoe landings along the Namekagon River between Hayward and Cable
Sawyer County

Perhaps most notable was a nice Mustard White at the Larsen Bridge Landing -- compare with West Virginia Whites at http://wisconsinbutterflies.org/butterfly/sightings/4676 . Image of Indian Skipper just for documentation.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Mustard White

Mustard White

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

Jun 12 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Comstock Bog
Marquette County

The Elfin Skimmers were just emerging and we saw more teneral ones like this male than adults.

Elfin Skimmer

Elfin Skimmer

Jun 13 2009

Kevin Brown

Location: Lion's Den County Park
Ozaukee County

Bright sunshine and temps in the mid-60s. There were many N. Crescent males basking on the paths; very open areas of orange. Many, many flowers blooming, but few butterflies. Lots of six-spotted tiger beetles, though!

Jun 13 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Comstock Bog
Marquette County

I was leading a field trip at the bog when the ringlet flew by. See the Common Ringlet page for more information.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 13 2009

Amy Roemer

Location: Wehr Nature Center trail
Milwaukee County

several shiny short bodied turquoise beetles, not sure what they were

Jun 13 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

★ = New county photo record

Jun 13 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

I just got back from Florida today. Wisconsin butterflies are much easier to find than those in Florida. I was in Palm Beach County, and much of it is developed and landscaped with few butterflies. Most of those that I found were in weedy or undeveloped areas. I managed to get photos of Dainty Sulphur, Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak, Cassius Blue, Ceraunus Blue, Phaon Crescent, White Peacock, Queen, and Common Checkered-Skipper. I’ve included a photo of a moth I saw in Florida. It looks like a jack-o-lantern.

Jun 14 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

This is my first sighting of a Gorgone Checkerspot in Wood County. It was quite worn.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

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

Jun 14 2009

Kevin Brown

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Many (12+) Crescents (Phyciodes sp.) were nectaring, but I could not determine species. Also saw two Eight-spotted Forester Moths (Alypia octomaculata).

Jun 14 2009

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake
Green County

Boat launch and service road.

Jun 14 2009

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Dorothy Carnes County Park
Jefferson County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Jun 14 2009

Lee & Elizabeth Barker

Location: Emmon's/Hartmans Creek Reserve
Portage County

Finally caught some Karner Blues on camera this year.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 14 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

Almost a repeat of yesterday. One more Tiger.

Jun 14 2009

Wayne Anderson

Location: Quincy Bluff
Adams County

Lots of Tiger Beetles C.p.huberi,C.formosa and C. scutellaris. One very worn duskywing on the trail.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 14 2009

Wayne Anderson

Location: Wood County Wildlife Area
Wood County

Jun 14 2009

Ryan Brady

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

Great weather and lots of butterflies. First Silvery Checkerspots and Summer Azure of the year, plus many Hobomok Skippers. Also had 43 C. Tiger Swallowtails feasting in one spot, with ~35 visible in the photo below.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 14 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor township
La Crosse County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 14 2009

Ron Arnold

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

I had been walking around in the bog and had just stepped back out onto the road when I encountered a Black Bear. It was about 50 yards ahead of me and was about to cross the ditch onto the road when we saw each other. It immediately turned around and headed back into the bog. Thankfully, it didn’t have any cubs with it. It headed off in the general direction of where I parked, so I decided to spend more time than usual at the far end of the bog. When I returned, I found that it came out on the road, and its tracks were next to mine. The photo has my 3x5 notebook next to one of the tracks.

Jun 15 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Bog off Nymphia Lake Road northeast of Drummond
Bayfield County

Some Bog Frits but the biggest highlight was a good number of Elfin Skimmers!

Elfin Skimmer, male

Elfin Skimmer, male

Elfin Skimmer, female

Elfin Skimmer, female

Jun 15 2009

Amy Roemer

Location: Wehr Nature Center prairie
Milwaukee County

Jun 15 2009

Dan Jackson

Location: Fishermen's Road, La Crosse
La Crosse County

Along fence north of north landing at end of Fishermen's Road. This road runs along the east edge of the La Crosse Airport in La Crosse.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

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

Jun 15 2009

Ann Thering

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Jun 15 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Greenwood Refuge
Waushara County

Festive Tiger Beetle was feeding on the tent caterpillar!

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Jun 15 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Bog and adjacent uplands off Deer Lick Lake Rd (FR371) east of Drummond
Bayfield County

Lots of Bog Fritillaries! One of the Hobomok Skippers was the pocahontas form.

Bog Fritillary

Bog Fritillary

Bog Fritillary

Bog Fritillary

Bog Fritillary

Bog Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jun 16 2009

marcie oconnor

Location: the wetland on our farm - along hwy 88 east of Praag
Buffalo County

I saw many Common Ringlets - at least 10 - all through the wetland.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Long Dash

Long Dash

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

Jun 17 2009

Mary Anna Thornton

Location: Conserve School Community Garden, Land O Lakes
Vilas County

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Jun 17 2009

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest, city of Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

My first real butterfly walk of the year because I have been too busy with bird watching and spring migration which gets me out too early in the morning for most butterflies. Went to Havenwoods after the rain stopped and the sun appeared (about 12:30pm). Besides the butterflies, I saw 5 Ctenucha virginica moths (boy are they beautiful).

Jun 17 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: Fishermen's Road, La Crosse
La Crosse County

Area along airport fence north of last boat landing on Fishermen's Road in La Crosse and along the road itself.

Jun 17 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 17 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor Township
La Crosse County

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

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

Jun 17 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: White River Dam off Hwy 112 south of Ashland
Ashland County

Very quick visit. My first White Admiral of the year.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 17 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor
La Crosse County

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 17 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor township
La Crosse County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

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

Jun 18 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: Stoddard Sewage Treatment Plant Area
Vernon County

Area along road directly east of the Stoddard sewage ponds.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

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

Jun 18 2009

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Lake Farm Park
Dane County

I also spotted a blue but was unable to properly i.d. it.

Jun 18 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Town of Bangor
La Crosse County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

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

Jun 18 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Ice Age Trail off Cty O southeast of Clam Falls
Polk County

Mike has me looking at everything now...see robberfly photo below. Also had a Dragonhunter land on my finger! And my first Northern Pearly-Eye and European Skipper of the year.

Dragonhunter

Dragonhunter

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Laphria janus

Laphria janus

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 18 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Riverview Rd. along Namekagon River a few miles south of Cable
Bayfield County

My first Tawny-edged Skipper and only second Monarch of the year. The Mourning Cloak was fresh.

Jun 18 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Plainfield TriCounty School Forest
Waushara County

This is only the second Laphria sadales that I have seen. Both of them have allowed me to get a couple of photos and then vanished.

Laphria sadales

Laphria sadales

Jun 18 2009

Thomas Schultz

Location: Folsom Property, east of Green Lake (private)
Green Lake County

Saw three Baltimore Checkerspot larvae here on 9 June 2009.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jun 18 2009

JEFF L

Location: Kettle Moraine South
Kenosha County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 19 2009

Kate Redmond

Location: Cedarburg Bog, north end
Ozaukee County

Moral of the story - not all small orange and black butterflies are Pearl Crescents. A new record for Ozaukee County, I think.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

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

Jun 19 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor Township
La Crosse County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 19 2009

Esjay Anderson

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Summer Azure pics included. Female appeared to be egg laying in other pictures.

Also saw Slender Clearwing, Big Sand and 6 Spotted Tiger beetles and a few robberflies.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

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

Jun 19 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

I also saw a blue but could not identify it. The six spotted tiger beetle was on a lettuce leaf in my green house.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Jun 19 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

It was late afternoon and cloudy but I managed to see a few butterflies anyway.

Jun 19 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: Rural Chaseburg
Vernon County

Private Land 1/2 mile south of Chaseburg off of CTH K.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

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

Jun 19 2009

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg private property
Dane County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 19 2009

Pam Campbell

Location: My yard, near Colfax
Dunn County

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

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

Jun 20 2009

Ron Arnold

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

Just a quick drive through today to show my granddaughter where I saw the bear last weekend (didn't see any today).

Jun 20 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Pine barrens north of Mount Valhalla and west of Washburn
Bayfield County

My first Pink-edged Sulphurs of the year. The Eastern Pine Elfin was extremely worn.

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Jun 20 2009

Ryan Brady

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

My first Long Dash, Orange Sulphur, and Viceroy of the year. The Gray Comma was extremely worn. Dragonfly highlight was my first Ocellated Emeralds of the year.

Ocellated Emerald

Ocellated Emerald

Jun 20 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: Wyalusing State Park
Grant County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

★ = New county photo record

Jun 20 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Arrowhead golf course, Richfield
Washington County

Jun 20 2009

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino wildlife area
Shawano County

Red-spotted Admirals

Red-spotted Admirals

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 20 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: my property and surrounding property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

I made two trips out today. I had no binoculars or camera with me for the first, and that's when I saw my first ever Tawny-edged Skipper. My Monarch sightings included 2 mated pairs that took flight from the same place at the same time. I've included a photo of a Ringlet without eyespots. Most of the Ringlets that I see have eyespots, but occassionally I find one that doesn't.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Monarch

Monarch

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

Jun 20 2009

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Pleasant Valley SNA
Dane County

Jun 20 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

I saw three new dragonflies captured in sundews. Common Whitetail, Dot-tailed Whiteface, and Chalk-fronted Corporal. I also saw two Northen Crescents captured and if it is not careful the Least Skipper that was nectaring on a sundew flower. Grass Pink is flowering but notice how pale these were.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Grass Pink

Grass Pink

Jun 21 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

Too many Little Wood Satyr's to count. I got real lucky with the Six Spotted Tiger beetles. I was shooting one when another landed near by. Soon they met and I shot these photos of the pair.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Scorpion Fly

Scorpion Fly

Eastern Forktail

Eastern Forktail

Jun 21 2009

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

These are sightings from my Mom's flower garden on Sunday.

Jun 21 2009

Cindy Donegan

Location: Kenosha, WI
Kenosha County

Blues, ebony jewelwings, six-spotted tiger beetles and orange sulphur were spotted in a wooded area. The mourning cloak, eastern tiger swallowtail, and 12 spotted skimmer were spotted along the Lake Michigan lakeshore.

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

Jun 21 2009

Jeanine

Location: Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County

Saw this Red Spotted Purple today!

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 21 2009

Ann Thering

Location: My yard
Dane County

This was the first Eight-Spotted Forester that I've found in my yard. The azures were laying eggs on gray dogwood.

Eight-Spotted Forester

Eight-Spotted Forester

Jun 21 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Potato River near Upson Lake
Iron County

My first Harris's Checkerspots of the year. Lots of Riffle Snaketails on the river.

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Riffle Snaketail

Riffle Snaketail

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

Jun 21 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: Rural Chaseburg
Vernon County

Private Land 1/2 mile south of Chaseburg on County K

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Long Dash

Long Dash

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Long Dash

Long Dash

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

Jun 21 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Wasn't really concentrating on butterflies but saw my first Common Ringlet at Sandhill.

Jun 21 2009

Susan Mayer

Location: T35N R8W Section 35
Rusk County

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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

Jun 22 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: Holland Sand Prairie
La Crosse County

South of County MH about 1/2 mile west of HWY 53 north of Holmen

Monarch

Monarch

★ = New county photo record

Jun 22 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: Half-way Creek Marsh, Midway
La Crosse County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

European Skipper

European Skipper

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

Jun 23 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor township
La Crosse County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

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

Jun 23 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor township
La Crosse County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

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

Jun 23 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Several locations along Brule River south of Brule
Douglas County

Another AM outing, looking primarily for dragonflies on the river. The E. Pine Elfin was extremely worn.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 23 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

The photos are what I believe to be a European Skipper. One photo is a specimen from my collection. The other is the one I saw today.

★ = New county photo record

Jun 23 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Near Crystal Lake, south of Hwy 2, west of Iron River
Bayfield County

Quick list from very early AM visit.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 24 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: Fishermen's Road, La Crosse
La Crosse County

On dike to spillway

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

★ = New county photo record

Jun 24 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor township
La Crosse County

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

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

Jun 24 2009

Thomas Schultz

Location: Bear Paw Boy Scout Camp
Oconto County

The Northern Crescent shots were taken the day before (on 23 June), but were also present on the 24th.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

★ = New county photo record

Jun 24 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

Jun 25 2009

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Rocky Run Oak Savanna SNA
Columbia County

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jun 25 2009

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Hwy 78 DNR land
Dane County

Jun 25 2009

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

So hot and humid this morning that I did not walk very far. Astonishing number of Little Wood-Satyrs. Saw a number of small orangish skippers, but the only ones who landed long enough for me to identify them were all European Skippers.

Jun 25 2009

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Mazomanie Barrens SNA
Dane County

Jun 25 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: West Salem, below Lake Neshonic Dam
La Crosse County

Viceroy

Viceroy

★ = New county photo record

Jun 26 2009

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Verona, Silent Street Pond
Dane County

I always see quite a few dragonflies and damselflies at Silent Street Pond. It's a treat when they stop for a moment and I'm able to get a photo.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Eastern Forktail

Eastern Forktail

Jun 26 2009

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Bayside
Milwaukee County

Jun 26 2009

J. Simon

Location: UW Arboretum, Madison
Dane County

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jun 26 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: La Crosse River banks below Lake Neshonic Dam
La Crosse County

Area below highway C on both banks of the La Crosse River near West Salem.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 26 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: Rural Chaseburg
Vernon County

Private property 1/2 mile south of Chaseburg. Butterfly on cement in front of garage looking for moisture.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

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

Jun 26 2009

Esjay Anderson

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Jun 26 2009

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino wildlife area
Shawano County

Harvester

Harvester

Jun 26 2009

Rose Tiegs

Location: River Road Oconto River 3 miles west of Oconto
Oconto County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

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

Jun 26 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista
Portage County

I was checking to see if I could see my first Regal Fritillary of the year, but I didn't see any fritillaries. I did however see a spectacular number (actual count) of Long Dash almost all of which were nectaring on Nodding Thistle (Carduus nutans). I saw three flowers with 4-5 on them.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 26 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

I'm trying rotten fruit as an attractant this year. This Little Wood-Satyr is enjoying an orange slice.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jun 26 2009

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, private property
Dane County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 26 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

I went out after work today to look for Ringlets and to see what was blossoming in my prairie restoration.

Ceraturgus cruciatus

Ceraturgus cruciatus

Jun 26 2009

Cindy Donegan

Location: Kenosha, city park setting and along Lake Michigan
Kenosha County

Monarchs was seen along the lakefront on thistle flowers and also laying eggs on milkweed. The Question Mark and Mourning Cloak I saw were both in poor condition with tattered wings. We saw a great deal of dragonflies, many just emerged and one with the casing still attached to the wing. Large amount of Twelve-Spotted Skimmers, Blue Dashers and Green Darners along a creek in the park. I rarely see the Halloween Pennants in that locations but counted 6 of them.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 27 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: Boat Landing, Sidie Hollow County Park
Vernon County

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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

Jun 27 2009

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Also saw 10 species of dragonflies including Jade Clubtail.

Jun 27 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jun 27 2009

Judith Huf

Location: WE Energies property behind Cousins Center, St. Francis
Milwaukee County

Beautiful sunny and not too hot day in this lovely meadow (which is being threatened by development). Many E. Skippers. I stopped counting at 30. About a dozen were puddling in the mud.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Jun 27 2009

Kathy Kirk

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

June 27 Cherokee Marsh trip banded hairstreak. Add this image to the species listed.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 28 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

Very windy today resulting in low counts. I did manage to get a few photos though. The one photo is a Little Wood-Satyr feeding on an orange slice.

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 28 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: Rural Chaseburg off of Hwy K
Vernon County

American Lady

American Lady

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

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

Jun 28 2009

Amy Roemer

Location: Wehr Nature Center Trails
Milwaukee County

Jun 28 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor township
La Crosse County

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

Jun 28 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

I was trying to get a photo of the Tawny-edged Skipper, but I lost it in the wind and all of the European Skippers.

European Skipper

European Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 28 2009

Joan Braune, Tod Highsmith

Location: UW Arboretum - Grady Tract (Madison)
Dane County

Jun 28 2009

Ron Arnold

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

Very windy today. I was lucky to spot the Bog Copper flying very low among the vegetation. It was nectaring on cranberry. I hope to see more next weekend during my NABA count.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jun 28 2009

Ryan Brady

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

Windy, mosty cloudy, and cool-ish. My first Atlantis Fritillary of the year. Arrowhead Spiketails now flying as well.

Arrowhead Spiketail

Arrowhead Spiketail

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 28 2009

Wayne Anderson

Location: Buenna Vista areas
Portage County

Butterflies out despite the strong winds. Clytus ruricolis, Cicindela repanda also seen.

Jun 28 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Sohlberg Silver Lake SNA
Adams County

My first Red Admiral of the year. This was a robber fly trip and I found a new species for me, Laphria posticata.

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Laphria sadales

Laphria sadales

Laphria posticata

Laphria posticata

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Jun 29 2009

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Bayside
Milwaukee County

Nothing unusual today. Still data is data.

Jun 29 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor township
La Crosse County

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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