Butterfly sightings for September 2009

Sep 2 2009

Dan Foster

Location: Germantown
Washington County

Took a picture of this Chickweed Geometer, one of many that frequent my property.

Chickweed Geometer

Chickweed Geometer

Sep 2 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor township
La Crosse County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Sep 2 2009

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Lake Farm Park south of Madison
Dane County

Sep 4 2009

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, private property
Dane County

One of the cabbage whites was very worn, as seen in the photo.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 4 2009

Pam Campbell

Location: My garden in Colfax.
Dunn County

Butterflies love the blooming oregano.

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Sep 5 2009

Ron Arnold

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

Sep 5 2009

Mike Reese

Location: DNR land in northern part of county
Marquette County

Beautiful day but no Monarchs.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Sep 5 2009

Ron Arnold, Mary Arnold

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

We went to Sandhill late in the afternoon, so I didn't expect to see many butterflies. The highlight of the trip was seeing a pair of Trumpeter Swans and two juveniles.

Sep 6 2009

Ron Arnold

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

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sep 6 2009

Mike Reese

Location: west of Wazee Park and Dike 17 area
Jackson County

★ = New county photo record

Sep 6 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Chain-dotted Geometer

Chain-dotted Geometer

Sep 7 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor Township
La Crosse County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Sep 7 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Town of Clinton
Monroe County

☆ = New county sighting record

Sep 7 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

The Giant Swallowtail is the first I've ever seen in Wood County. Its forewings were tattered and its hindwings almost nonexistent, but it didn't seem to have any trouble flying. It was difficult to photograph as it never stopped fluttering and didn't stay in one place for very long. It nectared for quite some time on the Phlox in my garden. The
Black Swallowtail caterpillar was feeding on Water Hemlock, Cicuta maculata, and is the only Black Swallowtail I've seen this year.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Sep 8 2009

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Lulu Lake State Natural Area
Walworth County

Sep 8 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor Township
La Crosse County

Sep 8 2009

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: 9 springs eway south of Madison
Dane County

The viceroy was one of the smallest I have ever seen.

Sep 8 2009

Mike Reese

Location: my garden, Wautoma
Waushara County

Sep 9 2009

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Sep 9 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor Township
La Crosse County

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Sep 9 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Greenwood Refuge
Waushara County

The most Downy Gentians I have ever seen in one spot. Also an uncommon introduced plant in Wisconsin, Argemone albiflora Hornem. subsp. albiflora (prickly poppy).

Downy Gentian

Downy Gentian

Prickly Poppy

Prickly Poppy

Sep 10 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: My new house off Wanabo Road west of Washburn
Bayfield County

I haven't been out much lately but by all accounts things are pretty dead up here right now with very few butterflies out and about this past month...

Sep 10 2009

Esjay Anderson

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Surprise of the Day! Varigated Frit and a Black Swallowtail. Numbers way down since last visit. More sulphurs than we could ID.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Sep 11 2009

Ann Thering

Location: Pheasant Branch
Dane County

I was scouting for SWBA's field trip tomorrow. Lots of asters.

Sep 12 2009

Ron Arnold

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

Sep 12 2009

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Dane County

Beautiful day!

Sep 13 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Long Lake Day Use Area west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Little happening but nice to find Variegated Frit up here and the Pink-edged Sulphur was gorgeous. Also had Bronzed Tiger Beetles.

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Sep 13 2009

Ron Arnold

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

Wood Frog

Wood Frog

Sep 13 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Sep 13 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: My new house off Wanabo Road west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Sep 15 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: Mead Wildlife Area
Wood County

I was hoping for photos but got very few because the butterflies spent very little time nectaring.

Sep 15 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: Mead Wildlife Area
Marathon County

It seemed that the further I walked, the fewer butterflies I saw.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

★ = New county photo record

Sep 17 2009

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

Sep 17 2009

Ron Arnold

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

Sep 18 2009

Mike Reese

Location: Greenwood Refuge
Waushara County

Sep 18 2009

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 19 2009

Wisconsin Wetland Field Trip

Location: Tiffany Wildlife Area
Buffalo County

This was a train ride into the Tiffany Wildlife Area with over 60 people participating.

Sep 20 2009

Tod Highsmith

Location: Williamson Street, Madison
Dane County

Noted flying overhead while enjoying the annual Willy Street Fair.

Sep 21 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor township
La Crosse County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Sep 23 2009

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: 9 Springs Eway
Dane County

Also saw a stunning blue and black stripped dragonfly.

Sep 23 2009

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

Sep 24 2009

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Fitchburg, East Cheryl Pkwy.
Dane County

Sep 26 2009

Ron Arnold

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

The beetle was photographed on Sept 27 in the town of Cranmoor.

mated Machimus sp.

mated Machimus sp.

Sep 26 2009

Peter Gorman

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy (County Unit)
Dane County

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Sep 27 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: My new house off Wanabo Road west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Might be the last butterfly I see for a while given the forecast. Interestingly, it was very fresh.

Sep 27 2009

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Olbrich Gardens & Oakwood Village, Madison
Dane County

Not a great day for butterflis but the monarchs were out. Saw 8 at Olbrich and 3 at Oakwood Village on the west side of Madison. Also saw a Hummingbird at Olbrich!

Sep 30 2009

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

Sunny, 55 degrees, no wind. Very happy to see one Painted Lady basking in the sun.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 30 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

These were seen shortly after 5 pm. There was a hard frost last night, so a slow season will probably get even slower.