Butterfly sightings for July 2009

Jul 1 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor township
La Crosse County

Jul 2 2009

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Stricker's Pond, Middleton, WI
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 2 2009

Karl Legler, Dorothy Legler

Location: NABA Mudlake Count
Columbia County

Jul 2 2009

Andy Kranz-McGuire

Location: Private land ~1 mi (as crow flies) SW of center of Mt. Sterling, WI
Crawford County

The butterfly was seen in a dry prairie remnant, located on SSW-facing slope in a forested matrix.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 2 2009

Judith Huf

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

The cold, windy, and overcast weather kept down the butterflies. The only ones I saw were not flying but resting on the path.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 2 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Sohlberg Silver Lake SNA
Adams County

The Mourning Cloak, Compton Tortoiseshells were newly emerged.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Laphria posticata

Laphria posticata

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

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

Jul 2 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

It was cloudy all day, but I decided to go out anyway around 4:30. I saw more than what I expected, including the Meadow Frit with unusual markings. I had trouble getting a good photo of its underside as it kept landing quite low in the vegetation. I managed to get it to rest on my finger, but I still couldn't get the photo I wanted.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jul 2 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

Jul 2 2009

Esjay Anderson

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Weather was cold early (57 at arrival), keeping numbers down. This past week has been cold and cloudy. Started seeing butterflies around noon.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 3 2009

Jeanette Klodzen

Location: Hardscrabble SNA
Lafayette County

(Never made it to the prairie -- sighting from parking area and surrounding grassy service path.)

Lots Tawny Emperors (and a Promethea Moth)

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Promethea Moth

Promethea Moth

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 3 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Enallagma sp.

Enallagma sp.

Racket-Tailed Emerald

Racket-Tailed Emerald

Sympetrum sp.

Sympetrum sp.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Jul 3 2009

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, WI, private property
Dane County

Lots of "Summer" Spring Azures. What a treat.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 3 2009

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Bayside
Milwaukee County

Sun finally came out about noon; unfortunately I had to leave soon after. But I saw my first Great Spangled Fritillary of the year and a very interesting and beautiful fly called a Golden-backed Snipe Fly (Chrysopilus thoracicus).

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Golden-backed Snipe Fly

Golden-backed Snipe Fly

★ = New county photo record

Jul 3 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: NABA Sandhill/Seneca count
Wood County

The Harvester was seen for only the 3rd year out of 19 for this NABA count. Today was the first time that I've seen European Skippers at Sandhill and the spruce/tamarack bog. The Silver-spotted Skipper is a first for this count, and my first sighting in Wood County since July of 1989. It was nectaring almost exclusively on Hoary Vervain in my prairie restoration. The Tawny-edged Skipper was also a first for this count.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Jul 3 2009

Cindy Donegan

Location: Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie
Kenosha County

Overcast skies a good part of the day, but did see quite a few dragonflies and a few butterflies. I saw my first Red Saddlebags dragonfly and a large robber fly, Laphria thoracica. We also saw what I believe is an odd colored Monarch. The color on the attached photo is very accurate.

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Monarch

Monarch

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Jul 3 2009

Jeanette Klodzen

Location: Muralt Bluff SNA
Green County

Mostly Cloudy

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

Jul 3 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: Sidie Hollow County Park
Vernon County

Parked in parking lot below dam and also walked trail from picnic area to woods edge east of the dam.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

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

Jul 3 2009

Ryan Brady

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

My first Baltimore Checkerspot of the year. The duskywings and Arctic Skipper were extremely worn. See photo below of an ant dragging a dead N. Pearly Eye across the road!

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jul 4 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Neoitamus orphne

Neoitamus orphne

★ = New county photo record

Jul 4 2009

Mike Reese, Phil & Joanne Kelly

Location: Puchyan Prairie SNA
Green Lake County

Cloudy most of the afternoon, but then the sun and the Poweshiek Skipperlings appeared about 4:30.

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 4 2009

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Fellenz Woods, Myra, Wisconsin
Washington County

Slightly overcast day. Temperature in upper 70s.

Jul 4 2009

Rose Tiegs

Location: Saul Springs rd. Off of cty T Lakewood area
Oconto County

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

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

Jul 4 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

I saw these while working outside today. It was cloudy all day, with just a hint of sun now and then.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jul 5 2009

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Finally a hot and sunny day. Although still not a great many butterflies. I think that all the Fritillaries I saw were all Great Spangled, although most were not at all cooperative and refused to land and be clearly identified. Saw many beautiful Ebony Jewelwings too.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

★ = New county photo record

Jul 5 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Marengo River at Wisco Road
Bayfield County

A quick visit for dragonflies yielded my first Appalachian Brown of the year.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 5 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

★ = New county photo record

Jul 5 2009

Ryan Brady

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

My first Great Spangled Fritillary and Dun Skipper of the year. The Gray Comma and Mourning Cloak were very fresh.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jul 5 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor township
La Crosse County

The butterflies were very flighty today. They wouldn't settle and seemed to be wanting to be in the air, with the exception of the commas and skippers. But there was a lot to observe!

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

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

Jul 5 2009

SWBA Madison Count

Location: Madison
Dane County

This was a NABA count conducted by the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association, a Wis chapter of NABA. Twelve counters participated in this 19th annual count.

Jul 5 2009

Cindy Donegan

Location: city park and nature preserve wetland area
Kenosha County

Many newly emerged Widow Skimmer dragonflies were spotted, also Halloween Pennants and Green Darners were out.

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Monarch

Monarch

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

Jul 6 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

This dragon fly sat in the same spot from morning to late afternoon. It was large but smaller than a Green Darner. The robber fly stayed in place long enough for one photo. It darted away before I could get a better shot.

Machimus sp.

Machimus sp.

Jul 6 2009

Daniel Jackson

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

On dike west of spillway.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

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

Jul 6 2009

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Bayside
Milwaukee County

12:30 - 2:00 PM, sunny and warm. Besides the butterflies, saw several newly fledged birds including Barn Swallows and Bluebirds.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 6 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: Onalaska
La Crosse County

Private property near Onalaska YMCA building on Mason St.

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

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

Jul 6 2009

Kathy Kirk

Location: Swan Lake W.A.
Columbia County

In a field with some nice prairie elements near oak woods and lots of young locust trees.

Southern Cloudywing

Southern Cloudywing

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jul 6 2009

Scott Swengel, Ann Swengel

Location: Baraboo NABA count
Sauk County

The previous high on any NABA count in North America was 75 for the Compton Tortoiseshell.

Jul 6 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Burma Road in Devil's Lake State Park
Sauk County

Casual observations while doing some bird work. Couldn't turn up a Hackberry Emperor amidst all the Tawny's...

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 7 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 7 2009

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: near Oregon, WI
Dane County

Seen at my garden near Oregon. I've seen eyed browns here before in previous years.

Jul 7 2009

Judith Huf

Location: North Lake Park, W. County Line Rd near N. 107th St.
Milwaukee County

This undeveloped park has no connection with Lake Park in downtown Milwaukee. It is mostly overgrown, abandoned orchards, some woods, and a few shallow cattail ponds along the Little Menomonee River.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 7 2009

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Devil's Lake State Park
Sauk County

We saw these during a one hour walk at Devil's Lake.

Jul 7 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Rush Creek SNA
Crawford County

Two hours on the hill, but half of that cloudy with no butterflies.

coral

coral

Ottoe Skipper

Ottoe Skipper

Ottoe Skipper

Ottoe Skipper

Jul 8 2009

Susan Mayer

Location: T35N R8W Section 35
Rusk County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

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

Jul 8 2009

Nick Anich

Location: red pine plantation
Adams County

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

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

Jul 9 2009

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Cap City bike trail, Fitchburg
Dane County

With marsh, woods, and meadows, this part of the Cap City bike trail between Syene Road and Eagle School offers a variety of habitats for butterfiles. It was also infested with hungry mosquitoes.

Jul 9 2009

K. Java

Location: Spangler's Landing and Never's Dam Landing on the St. Croix River
Polk County

Both Hackberry's I saw were on scat in parking lots near hardwood areas along the river.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

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

Jul 9 2009

Trempealeau NABA Butterfly Count

Location: Trempealeau NWR, Perrot St Pk
Trempealeau County

This was the 20th annual Trempealeau Count. 10 counters. Two of the Hickory Hairstreaks were mating at 10:30 a.m. On the way back on the trail they were still mating at 11:22.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 9 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: Stoddard. East of fence around Sewage Treatment Plant
Vernon County

Looking for Dragonflies and saw a few butterflies as well. Highlight was a female Russet-tipped Clubtail and a few Slender Spreadwing Damselflies.

Russet-tipped Clubtail

Russet-tipped Clubtail

Monarch

Monarch

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

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

Jul 10 2009

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino wildlife area
Shawano County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jul 10 2009

pamela anderson

Location: Hayward Hospital Trail
Sawyer County

Monarch

Monarch

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

Jul 11 2009

Jillian Imilkowski

Location: Milwaukee/Bayview Neighborhood
Milwaukee County

I spent the entire day sitting in my garden and was treated to several visits by "Spot", my resident Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa). Seems he's quite fond of the Common Milkweed I planted.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 11 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: Stoddard boat Landing Area, Stoddard, WI
Vernon County

Looking for Dragonflies in tall weeds east of Sewage lagoons.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 11 2009

Ron Arnold, Mary Arnold

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Windy today.

Jul 11 2009

Esjay Anderson

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Very windy all day. Seemed every swamp milkweed had some skippers on them. Robber fly tentative ID of Asilus sericeus. Dion images are of same skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 11 2009

pamela anderson

Location: Hayward Hospital Trail
Sawyer County

Saw several Little Wood Satyrs frolicking in the woods on the Hayward Hospital Trail.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

★ = New county photo record

Jul 11 2009

J. Simon

Location: UW Arboretum, Madison
Dane County

Compton Tortoiseshell seen in parking lot at top of hill.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

★ = New county photo record

Jul 11 2009

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Puchyan Prairie SNA
Green Lake County

Incredibly windy!

Jul 12 2009

Ryan Brady

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

Diversity is on the increase, with 21 species today. First C. Wood Nymph and Least Skipper of the year.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 12 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: Sidie Hollow County Park, 5 miles west of Viroqua
Vernon County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

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

Jul 12 2009

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Belleville, private property
Dane County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 12 2009

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: East Dubuque area
Grant County

We did the Wisconsin portion of the Dubuque NABA Butterfly Count. We use Pentax Papilio binoculars focusing to 19".

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Byssus Skipper

Byssus Skipper

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 13 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Muralt Bluff Prairie SNA
Green County

Less than an hour after 5:30. Cloudy as soon as I got there.

Jul 13 2009

Susan Mayer

Location: Section 35 T35N-R8W woods
Rusk County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 15 2009

Derek Heck

Location: UW Arboretum
Dane County

I took a picture of a group of 4 of the cabbage whites. They seem not to scare when approached.

Jul 15 2009

Karl and Dorothy Legler & Ann Thering

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine
Fond du Lac County

This was a NABA butterfly count. 31 species but only 194 individuals. The 2nd lowest number of individuals per party-hour in 13 years!

Jul 15 2009

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

2:30-3:30 pm. Warm and sunny but very windy.

Hairstreaks

Hairstreaks

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 15 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Whitewater
Walworth County

Jul 15 2009

Derek Heck

Location: Badger Prairie Park (Fitchburg,WI)
Dane County

I happened to see one Eastern Tiger Swallowtail while hiking.

Jul 16 2009

Jeff Raflik

Location: Marsh Haven Nature Center, 3 miles East of Waupun
Fond du Lac County

Kept landing low in the grass to stay out of the wind.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 16 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor township
La Crosse County

Noticed these at woods edge flying in and out of filtered sunlight.

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

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

Jul 17 2009

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Near Oregon, WI
Dane County

This was at a friend's property where I have a garden plot.

Jul 17 2009

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Bayside
Milwaukee County

Overcast and cool. A lovely dragonfly landed in the coffee cup of my friend and I got a great photo. Maybe someone can tell me what species it is.

Meadowhawk sp.

Meadowhawk sp.

Jul 17 2009

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, private property
Dane County

Today was overcast and cool, so I didn't expect many butterflies. For the first 25 minutes of my walk, not a single one, not even cabbage whites which are usually everywhere. As I got about 30 feet from my car I spotted a monarch, who promptly landed on a flower and opened his wings for a photo. Then I walked a few more yards and a pearl crescent appeared and immediately perched on the grass at my feet with open wings. Lucky day. About 5 minutes after I left the parking lot it started raining.

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 17 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor township
La Crosse County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

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

Jul 18 2009

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino wildlife area
Shawano County

Long Dash

Long Dash

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash male

Black Dash male

Black Dash female

Black Dash female

American Lady

American Lady

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

Jul 18 2009

Judith Huf

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

Overcast and mild.

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 18 2009

Scott Swengel, Ann Swengel

Location: Wazee NABA count
Jackson County

Jul 19 2009

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Madison, East Washington Ave.
Dane County

Jul 19 2009

Judith Huf

Location: Lions Den
Ozaukee County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Ctenucha Moth

Ctenucha Moth

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

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

Jul 19 2009

Esjay Anderson

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Cold the last few days kept numbers down early. Dried bogs were good walking and allowed for more sightings. Black Dash is same individual.

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 19 2009

Jim & Suzanne Otto

Location: Dike Rd., Horicon NWR
Dodge County

This afternoon, as always, the marsh portion of the Dike Rd. was a great place for viewing plants, birds, and insects. We were mainly bird watching, but did get a couple of butterfly photos.

Monarch

Monarch

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 19 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: Rural Chaseburg (1/2 mile south on CTH K)
Vernon County

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

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

Jul 19 2009

Ron Arnold

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

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Jul 19 2009

Ryan Brady

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

23 species overall, with my first Banded Hairstreaks and Eyed Brown of the year. The C. Tiger Swallowtails were heavily worn while the Compton Tortoiseshells were newly emerged and fresh.

tawny-e

tawny-e

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Jul 20 2009

Dave Adams

Location: Suring
Oconto County

White Admiral

White Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

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

Jul 20 2009

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Bayside
Milwaukee County

Warm and sunny. Besides butterflies saw about 10 Ctenucha virginica moths.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 20 2009

Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Few species and few individuals between 11 and 12:30. Also a probably Hackberry Emperor.

Jul 20 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: NABA count centered west of Ashland
Bayfield County

Seven observers in two parties. 33 species overall, highlighted by a Dion Skipper, only my second here in the past decade. Also excellent numbers of Common Wood-Nymphs and a Bronze Copper.

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 21 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: Fishermen's Road, La Crosse (On Dike)
La Crosse County

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 21 2009

Kate Redmond

Location: Cedarburg Bog, north end off of Hwy 33
Ozaukee County

This Striped Hairstreak was working the forest edge along the public trail at the north end of the Bog. The north end of the Bog is a great place for both butterflies and dragonflies. The "butterflying" is pretty sparse overall.

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 22 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Powell Marsh State Wildlife Area
Vilas County

First one I've seen this year, and it was fairly worn. Might have come up on the southerly winds we had earlier this week.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 22 2009

Judith Huf

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Hales Corners
Milwaukee County

1pm-3:00pm sunny after morning of rain.
Saw 6 Fritillaries but could only see 2 well enough to ID them. Saw 4 Skippers but only got pictures of 2. I got a very poor picture of the Striped Hairstreak.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

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

Jul 22 2009

Ann Thering

Location: Pheasant Branch
Dane County

Short hike after an afternoon shower. Also saw a squash vine borer.

Jul 23 2009

Ryan Brady

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

The Dorcas Coppers were my first ever. Both individuals had more extensive orange along the trailing edge of the hindwing than I expected but their size was equivalent to the adjacent Bog Coppers and the habitat fit Dorcas far better than Purplish Copper.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

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

Jul 23 2009

Judith Huf

Location: Indian Hill Elem School, 1101 W. Brown Deer Rd.
Milwaukee County

10:15-11:15am This school has a prairie garden with lots of native flowers. Besides the butterflies, I saw a Snowberry Clearwing Moth.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

★ = New county photo record

Jul 23 2009

Judith Huf

Location: University School, 2100 Fairy Chasm Rd.
Milwaukee County

11:20am-Noon. This private school has extensive property with fields and woods. My first Red-spotted Purple of the year.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

★ = New county photo record

Jul 23 2009

Ron Arnold

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

The Appalachian Brown was only the 2nd that I've seen. The Bog Coppers were all on the far side of a ditch, about 15+ yards away. I think they were laughing at me for showing up before and after, but not during my NABA count.

Black Dash

Black Dash

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

★ = New county photo record

Jul 23 2009

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: 9 Srpings Eway/Lake Farm Park
Dane County

Jul 23 2009

Scott Swengel, Ann Swengel

Location: Crex Meadows NABA count
Burnett County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 24 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: Wisco Road
Bayfield County

Jul 24 2009

Scott Swengel, Ann Swengel

Location: Cornucopia NABA count
Bayfield County

Jul 24 2009

Esjay Anderson

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Big storm in the early morning may have held numbers down and created more water pools so concentrations were lower. Snowberry clearwing was out around noon and very active.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Snowberry clearwing

Snowberry clearwing

★ = New county photo record

Jul 24 2009

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Bayside
Milwaukee County

While removing invasive species this morning at SANC, I wondered if Cabbage White caterpillars feed on garlic mustard and if that is why they are so common here. I also got a photo of a moth; I love the subtle patterns.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 25 2009

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

These are the totals of the Havenwoods Butterfly Count compiled by Susan Johansen of the DNR. (I was one of the participants.)

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 25 2009

Ron Arnold

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

I found a way to cross the ditch today, so I was able to walk around in the bog rather than just look at it from the other side of the ditch. It was cloudy, so I didn't expect to see very much. I went over to where I saw the Bog Coppers the other day and found 2 females among the vegetation. The sun made a very brief appearance, and I spotted a male Bog Copper flying around. A few minutes later, I saw a butterfly that I never expected to find in the bog, an American Copper. The biggest surprise was that it was nectaring inside of a Pitcher-plant. I was glad that I decided to bring my camera, I almost didn't because the bog is floating and I was worried I might break through and get the camera wet. The cloudy sky made for some nice photos.

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Sedge Sprite

Sedge Sprite

Round-leaved Sundew

Round-leaved Sundew

Jul 25 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Germania Marsh
Marquette County

Very windy!

Jul 25 2009

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 26 2009

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake Boat Launch and Service Rd.
Green County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 26 2009

Mike Reese, David Reese, Marcie O'Connor

Location: Gilmanton NABA count circle
Buffalo County

Jul 26 2009

Ryan Brady

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

Great day despite windy and sometimes cloudy conditions, with 27 species overall and my first ever REAKIRT'S BLUE!!! I had never even heard of this species before today so what a great surprise. Dan Jackson was up north and got to see it as well.

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Mustard White

Mustard White

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

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

Jul 26 2009

Joan Rickert

Location: rural Medford
Taylor County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Jul 26 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: Wisco Rd
Bayfield County

Jul 26 2009

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm, 17892 Co Rd G Muscoda
Grant County

Jul 27 2009

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, private property
Dane County

The pearl crescents wouldn't sit still for a photo. Saw a pretty moth as well, a Chickweed Geometer. I've only seen one of these previously, so it was a treat.

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Chickweed Geometer

Chickweed Geometer

Jul 27 2009

Daniel Jackson

Location: West Salem Area
La Crosse County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Jul 28 2009

Mike Reese

Location: White River Marsh Wildlife Area
Green Lake County

Very windy, with lots of nectar sources but few butterflies. Observed the female Delaware Skipper laying an egg on Big Bluestem.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

Jul 28 2009

Dan Foster

Location: Germantown - backyard
Washington County

Had an unusual experience today. Reading in my yard while smoking a cigar I noticed movement to one side. It was a Monarch. Put down my book and sat with cigar in hand. The Monarch landed on the outside of my hand and I tilted the hot ash away from it. After 10-15 seconds it flew & landed on the butt of my cigar, still unaffected by the hot ash only 3 inches away. Its right wing brushed my thumb while it sat & I moved it to accommodate the wing flex.

It sat there for 60-90 seconds vigorously working the mouth end of my cigar. Why? Who knows but it was very cool to have it where it was.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 28 2009

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Oakwood Village, west Madison
Dane County

I spotted the banded hairstreak on a hydranga leaf and it didn't move giving me a good view of it.

Jul 28 2009

Sharon Morgan

Location: Town of Menasha backyard in Wisconsin
Winnebago County

I found this little beauty in one of my flower pots...enjoying a petunia

Monarch

Monarch

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

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

Jul 29 2009

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino
Shawano County

Black Dash

Black Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Gray Tree Frog

Gray Tree Frog

American Copper

American Copper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

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

Jul 29 2009

Sarah DeBraal

Location: Highwood Community, Edgerton
Rock County

We spotted it in our grass. It looked very weak. It died the next day.

★ = New county photo record

Jul 29 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Point Beach Ridges SNA
Manitowoc County

I saw more antlions today than I had previously seen in my whole life, but not many butterflies. Very dry on the dunes with few nectar sources.

Familiar Bluet

Familiar Bluet

Antlion

Antlion

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 29 2009

Esjay Anderson

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Cold early then storms moved in later in the day. Butterflies were very skittish much of the day.

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jul 29 2009

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jul 30 2009

Ann Thering

Location: Tiedeman Pond
Dane County

My FOY Red Admiral in the state.

Jul 30 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Karner Blue Meadow SNA
Waushara County

Stopped by here for about an hour to see how the second brood of the Karner Blues were doing. Also saw my first Saffron-winged Meadowhawk of the year.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Saffron-winged Meadowhawk

Saffron-winged Meadowhawk

Jul 31 2009

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Bayside
Milwaukee County

10am to noon. Sunny, warm, no wind. The Eastern Comma was so perfectly camouflaged that it looked like part of the dried leaf that was next to it.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 31 2009

Ann Thering

Location: Back Yard
Dane County

Jul 31 2009

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida, Home
Outagamie County

Not much at home heading to Kewaunee Buzz Besadny sat. morning.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

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

Jul 31 2009

Esjay Anderson

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Last minute run to the meadows. Karner count (self and one other) confined to only individuals we could ID as male or female. 8 males, 6 females plus a few others who did not open wings while observed. Karner pic seems to be marked male. Reakirt's was a first for me.

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

★ = New county photo record

Jul 31 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Bog along Cty A south of Amnicon Lake
Douglas County

This is a known site for Purplish Fritillary but they were stunningly fresh and absolutely spectacular. A real treat to see...

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jul 31 2009

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

I also saw a wasp like moth feeding on the flowers in my mom's garden. I don't know the species name.

Jul 31 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Marsh
Portage County

The Long Dash was very worn. The cicada flew right past me, landed, and posed for the photo. Saffron-winged Meadowhawk adult at a new location for me.

American Lady

American Lady

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Tibicen canicularis

Tibicen canicularis

Saffron-winged Meadowhawk

Saffron-winged Meadowhawk