Butterfly sightings for June 2010

Jun 1 2010

Stan Rehm

Location: Waubesa State Natural Area
Dane County

Also several blues and skippers of the Neversitstill variety.

Jun 1 2010

K. Java

Location: Raspberry Landing on the St. Croix River
Burnett County

It was next to goose scat by the river's edge. The mosquitoes were so bad I didn't stick around to get a better photo.

Harvester

Harvester

Jun 1 2010

Heidi Hughes

Location: W9904 Butternut Lane
Pepin County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

★ = New county photo record

Jun 1 2010

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

Jun 1 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Some of the Karners were very fresh and others were quite worn.

'Karner' Melissa Blue male

'Karner' Melissa Blue male

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue female

'Karner' Melissa Blue female

Jun 2 2010

Ryan Brady

Location: Lost Creek Bog SNA near Cornucopia
Bayfield County

Not much happening here today...

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Jun 2 2010

Judith Huf

Location: WE Energies Grassland, St. Francis
Milwaukee County

Went here this morning looking for a rare bird that had been reported. After getting a good view of the beautiful male Lark Bunting, I took a brief look around for butterflies. I got a got photo of this skipper which I think is a Peck's.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Lark Bunting

Lark Bunting

Jun 3 2010

Heidi Hughes

Location: County Rd MM and Rustic Road 107 to Meridean
Dunn County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

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

Jun 3 2010

Heidi Hughes

Location: 9900 Butternut Lane, Pepin
Pepin County

Yesterday's rain made mud puddles on the dirt road... lots of butterflies this morning

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

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

Jun 3 2010

K. Java

Location: Wooded edge of a golf course
Burnett County

Just had time for a quick photo before it flew away with the wind.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

★ = New county photo record

Jun 3 2010

Ryan Brady

Location: My house off Wanabo Rd west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Lots of coppers and ringlets. First White Admiral and Indian Skipper of year for me.

American Copper

American Copper

Jun 3 2010

Nick Anich

Location: Deerskin Rd
Vilas County

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

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

Jun 5 2010

Nick Anich

Location: Wakefield Rd
Ashland County

White Admiral

White Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Jun 5 2010

Aaron Carlson

Location: Red Cedar State Trail - between County Y and the Chippewa River
Dunn County

Jun 6 2010

Ann Thering

Location: Ice Age Trail Cross Plains
Dane County

A storm cut my hike short. I also saw a lovely Nessus sphinx.

Jun 6 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Trempealeau NWR
Trempealeau County

Highlight of the day was Yellow-headed Blackbirds.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 6 2010

Ron Arnold

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

Jun 6 2010

Ryan Brady

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

Silver-spotted Skipper is a good find in the county.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 7 2010

Susan Mayer

Location: path on edge of woods
Rusk County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

European Skipper

European Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 7 2010

Ryan Brady

Location: Cty W at McKenzie Creek
Polk County

Some casual observations while dragonflying.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

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

Jun 7 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 8 2010

K. Java

Location: Along a gravel road in the Washburn County forest
Washburn County

The Silver Spotted Skipper was nectaring on raspberry flowers.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 9 2010

Kyle Johnson

Location: Bear Creek, Lake Newman, & Lyman Lake Bogs
Douglas County

Brief stops under mostly cloudy/windy conditions late in afternoon; very little butterfly activity (but moths doing well). Single bogs frits at all sites except 2 at Bear Creek. Hobomok working Labrador tea.

Jun 9 2010

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

A flowering bush in my mom's garden was attracking the azures and a sphinx mouth.

Jun 9 2010

Ann Thering

Location: Barneveld area
Iowa County

Very windy out there!

Jun 9 2010

Susan Osheim

Location: Marion WI my backyard
Waupaca County

swallowtail and white admiral both on oranges set out for orioles

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 9 2010

Jerry Miller

Location: *69 morning glory ln. Beloit 53511 home
Rock County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

★ = New county photo record

Jun 9 2010

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Rough day on the Meadows. Windy, cloudy, cold, just past a lot of rain this past few days mad for pretty uncooperative butterflies. Saw 10+ yellow swallowtails, was only able to positive ID one. Several types of robberflys were on the prowl.

Machimus

Machimus

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 10 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Lincoln Park
Milwaukee County

Back in Wisconsin after a week in Virginia. Not quite so many butterflies here; there are advantages to awful heat and humidity. However I saw my first of the year Red-spotted Purple, although it did not alight long enough to get a photo.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 10 2010

Dorothy Ahrens

Location: Local Backyard
Kewaunee County

Saw a beautiful Northern Crescent as well as a Baltimore Checkerspot and Red Admiral.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jun 10 2010

Kyle Johnson

Location: Bear Lake RD Bog W of Butternut
Ashland County

Only 1 Bog Frit seen all day despite much effort across Sawyer, Ashland, and Iron counites. Overcast most of the day, but expected to see more. Flight is likely nearing the end over most of WI.

Jun 10 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Cloudy, with some sprinkles. This is only the third time I have seen a robber fly with a butterfly.

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Spreadwing sp.

Spreadwing sp.

Jun 10 2010

Mike Reese

Location: DNR land on Hwy 78, south of Hwy 12
Dane County

Saw 10+ Holopogon here, by far the most I have ever seen.

Holopogon

Holopogon

Ornate Snipe Fly

Ornate Snipe Fly

Jun 10 2010

Michael Kloepping

Location: Navarino Nature Area
Shawano County

Windy Day - sighted on gravel road

Jun 11 2010

Stan Rehm

Location: Lacy Heights, Fitchburg backyard butterfly garden
Dane County

Many sulphur eggs on clover, and two Cabbage White eggs on one cabbage leaf.

Clouded Sulphur egg

Clouded Sulphur egg

Cabbage White egg

Cabbage White egg

Jun 11 2010

Mike Reese

Location: DNR land off Deerborn Rd.
Marquette County

I thought I saw some sun at 2:40 so I decided to head out. I must have been imagining since it was definitely cloudy and started raining when I reached the back of the property.

Jun 11 2010

Michael Kloepping

Location: Navarino Nature Area
Shawano County

Windy day

Jun 11 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 11 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

The sun was out for awhile in the early afternoon. The highlight of the day was when one of the red admirals decided to land on my arm and sun himself. Stayed there for quite awhile. Also saw a dragonfly and a damselfly to round out the day.

Eastern Forktail

Eastern Forktail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 12 2010

Susan Mayer

Location: edge of forest
Rusk County

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form pocahontas female

form pocahontas female

form pocahontas female

form pocahontas female

Jun 12 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 12 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Some nice butterflies despite the very cool, cloudy, and damp weather. Also saw my first Ctenucha Moths of the year.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 13 2010

Judith Huf

Location: WE Grasslands, St. Francis
Milwaukee County

Far more plants are flowering here since my last visit and with the sun out briefly, there were far more butterflies also. There were lots of Sulphurs but all that I could get a good look at were Orange Sulphurs except one. I rescued this unfortunate dragonfly which was caught in a spiderweb.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Long Dash

Long Dash

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

American Lady

American Lady

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

Jun 13 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Marsh
Portage County

Cloudy. The Great Blue Heron was standing on top of the information kiosk on Hwy W.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Jun 13 2010

Deb Hyde

Location: Red Cedar Bike Trail 2 miles downriver of County Y
Dunn County

We saw six Great Spangled Fritillaries feeding on purple clover right off the Red Cedar Bike trail.

Jun 13 2010

Peter Fissel

Location: Horicon NWR - Dike Rd.
Dodge County

Jun 13 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Cloudy all day today.

Jun 13 2010

Pat Fojut

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

walked in brown's fen and the restored prairie

Jun 16 2010

Joan Braune

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Jun 16 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Nice and sunny after yesterday's drenching rain. On a two and half mile walk about the property I saw great numbers of Azure's doing the butterfly meet and greet. My estimate here of numbers is probably low. Also had a couple of Ctenucha moths and this Eight-spotted Forester.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eight-spotted Forester

Eight-spotted Forester

American Lady

American Lady

Question Mark

Question Mark

★ = New county photo record

Jun 16 2010

Heidi Hughes

Location: Tarrant Park, Durand
Pepin County

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

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

Jun 16 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Wazee Count circle
Jackson County

Mostly along Brockway, but also so other areas. I was complaining about the lack of sun, but obviously I saw a lot of stuff! Male Karner Blue was newly emerged (already the 2nd brood?).

Fishfly

Fishfly

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harvester

Harvester

Larkspur

Larkspur

European Skipper

European Skipper

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

Jun 16 2010

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Weather didn't break until afternoon and that's when things began to move. A few yellow swallowtails seen but none would slow down for photos. Slender Clearwing - Hemaris gracilis laying eggs on blueberry.

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Slender Clearwing

Slender Clearwing

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

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

Jun 16 2010

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: White Mound County Park and Natural Bridge State Park
Sauk County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

European Skipper

European Skipper

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

★ = New county photo record

Jun 17 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Sunny and beautiful. There were dozens and dozens of beautiful Ebony Jewelwing damselflies dancing in the forest.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

★ = New county photo record

Jun 17 2010

Lois Ballard

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

Saw a few Eight-Spotted Forester moths. Was too busy doing other things at Hartman Creek to search for butterflies, but there were lots there!

Common Spring Moth

Common Spring Moth

Jun 17 2010

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Hwy 78 south of Hwy 12
Dane County

Holopogon

Holopogon

Jun 17 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

Jun 17 2010

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Six-lined Racerunner

Six-lined Racerunner

Jun 17 2010

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Avoca
Iowa County

Jun 17 2010

Jeff Raflik

Location: Dike Road, Horicon Marsh, NWR
Dodge County

I showed up early at Dike Road for a Horicon Marsh Bird Club Field Trip, and managed to get one good shot of this guy in the wind. Lots of butterflies on the over-abundant non-native Sweet Clover, but too frustrating to identify, or photograph, in the wind. I will be going back...

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 17 2010

Ryan Brady

Location: Deer Lick Lake Rd southeast of Drummond
Bayfield County

At one point I counted 22 White Admirals, 3 Canadian Tiger Swallowtails, and 1 Question Mark on this very fresh wolf scat. The Question Mark is actually the first I've ever photographed up here. This seems to be a good year for them and Black Swallowtails in the northwoods. A bog along this road that hosted many Bog Fritillaries around this time last year held none on this day.

Butterflies on wolf scat

Butterflies on wolf scat

Butterflies on wolf scat

Butterflies on wolf scat

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

★ = New county photo record

Jun 17 2010

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Millston area and Black River St. Forest
Jackson County

The Common Ringlet population seems to have noticeably increased over the past decade.

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Jun 17 2010

Tod Highsmith

Location: Glacial Drumlin Trail near Zeloski Marsh
Jefferson County

Red Admiral was easily the most common lep. Every so often in the vast swaths of nettles lining the bike path were patches of plants (a yard or two square) that were heavily denuded and crawling with Red Admiral caterpillars. Also saw several anglewings.

Jun 18 2010

Heidi Hughes

Location: Tarrant Park & County Rd M
Pepin County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

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

Jun 18 2010

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth, pedestrian natureway
Dane County

Jun 18 2010

Ann Thering

Location: Ice Age Trail
Dane County

Jun 18 2010

Corie Bilotta

Location: 8 miles west of Crivitz
Marinette County

I spotted this butterfly resting on a fern.

Jun 18 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Pine Island Wildlife Area
Columbia County

I didn't start until after two and it was windy and cloudy.

Jun 18 2010

Jim Olson

Location: near wetland edge south of Algoma
Kewaunee County

Red-spotted purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

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

Jun 18 2010

Ryan Brady

Location: My house off Wanabo Rd west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 18 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Blackhawk State Park
Vernon County

Jun 18 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

It was after 6:30pm and cloudy, so I didn't expect to see much. I certainly didn't expect to see a bear walking straight toward me. After I realized it was probably a yearling and not a cub or an adult, I decided to get some photos before it saw me and ran off. None of them were in focus because it was steadily walking. It got very close and never saw me, so I decided to let it know I was there and it took off. It was only 8 paces from me.

Black Bear

Black Bear

Monarch

Monarch

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 19 2010

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Kohler Andrae State Park
Sheboygan County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 19 2010

Ann Thering

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Jun 19 2010

Ron Arnold

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

I included a photo of a water strider that was feeding on a caterpillar. I've never seen a strider do anything but "stride". The Elfin Skimmer is only the second one that I've ever seen.

Elfin Skimmer

Elfin Skimmer

water strider

water strider

Sedge Sprite

Sedge Sprite

Jun 19 2010

Ken Tennessen & 24 others

Location: John Muir Park
Marquette County

This was a joint field trip for the Marquette County Chapter of the IAT and the Prairie Sands Chapter of the Prairie Enthusiasts. The field trip was for dragonflies and damselflies but they did look at other things. A Mourning Cloak landed on a hat and everyone got good up close looks at the butterfly.

Jun 19 2010

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Windy. We also saw a dead mole, Black Saddlebags, Red Saddlebags, and Prince Baskettail dragonflies.

Jun 19 2010

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino wildlife area
Shawano County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

White Admiral

White Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jun 19 2010

Lois Ballard

Location: My Cottage between Wautoma and Neshkoro
Waushara County

Saw this very pretty Fritillary this morning.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 19 2010

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Village of Saukville
Ozaukee County

Seen at home

Jun 20 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Scott Lake Rd., Experimental Rd to Hwy. 55
Forest County

I haven't identified the moth yet, but I don't think I have ever seen it and it is cool. Thanks, to Ron Arnold who recognized the genus. The moth is Autographa bimaculata (Two-spotted Looper).

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Two-spotted Looper

Two-spotted Looper

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

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

Jun 20 2010

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Barneveld area
Iowa County

We saw a Little Wood Satyr nectaring.

Jun 20 2010

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake Service Road
Green County

Between the two dams on the lake.

Jun 20 2010

Craig Ellefson

Location: Blackford Arboretum
Green County

Also searched the prairie restoration project by the library across the street from the arboretum.

Jun 20 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County

The White Admirals just keep flying around and asking me to take their photo.

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 20 2010

Ron Arnold

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

I wanted to look for Bog Coppers, so I set up my plank bridge across the ditch and slogged around in the floating part of the bog. A long search produced no Coppers, but I did see lots of Elfin Skimmers. I left the bog and walked the road, and just as I was about to leave, I found a Bog Copper on the road next to my truck. The Grass Pink photo includes a Crab Spider with a Long Dash.

Grass Pink

Grass Pink

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Elfin Skimmer

Elfin Skimmer

Jun 20 2010

Ron Arnold

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

No bears today, but I did see a set of adult tracks in the mud on my brother's property. I got pretty jumpy when I heard a loud crash in the woods behind me, but it was just a large branch that fell off of a dead tree. The Silver-bordered Frit looked like it had just emerged. It was very bright and appeared to be drying its wings.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jun 20 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Butterflies everywhere. One of the copppers was so intent on nectaring that he provided a perfect photo op for at least half an hour, just a few feet from the path. The mourning cloak was very worn. Also saw many Virginia ctenucha, the moth with the iridescent blue wings, and lots of dragonflies and damselflies.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Viceroy

Viceroy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Virginia Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 20 2010

Rick Haug

Location: Fish Lake Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Mostly sunny. Very little wind.

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

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

Jun 20 2010

Rick Haug

Location: Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Mostly sunny. Very little wind.

Jun 20 2010

AW

Location: Rock Dam
Clark County

Despite how beat up this particular butterfly looks, it was still surprisingly agile in flight and very clearly alert and aware of things around it.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Jun 20 2010

Dan Foster

Location: Germantown - Backyard
Washington County

Caught these on a recent stroll through my property.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

European Skipper

European Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

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

Jun 20 2010

Gene DuBey

Location: Oregon WI
Dane County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 20 2010

Rose Tiegs

Location: Buzz Besadny Kewaunee
Kewaunee County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

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

Jun 20 2010

Stan Rehm

Location: Grady Tract, UW Arboretum
Dane County

A nice variety on a visit terminated after an hour by mosquitoes; bodes well for the annual count in a couple weeks.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jun 21 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Monroe County Flowage off Dragonfly Rd.
Monroe County

Cloudy with some sun but it had just rained.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 21 2010

Kathryn Kirk

Location: Fish Lake Wildlife Area near Grantsburg
Burnett County

Nectaring on common milkweed along dike road with the Long Dash and Silvery Checkerspots the Two-spotted skipper kept returning to the same milkweed blossoms.

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 21 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Cloudy

Jun 21 2010

Rina T.

Location: Elkhorn
Walworth County

Over 300 Red Admirals on our property. They're everywhere!

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 22 2010

Ann Thering

Location: Back Yard
Dane County

I got a late start today because of my unexpected visitors from the south. The snout was pretty beat up, but I would have been too had I been out in last night's storms.

Jun 24 2010

Judith Huf

Location: WE Grasslands, St. Francis
Milwaukee County

Dozens and dozens of Sulphurs dancing above the fields full of many kinds of clover and vetch, but nearly everyone I could get a good look at was an Orange Sulphur. Also many European Skippers and try as I could, I couldn't find a single other kind of Skipper. Had my first Buckeyes of the year. Got an interesting picture of a Summer Azure feeding on a bird-dropping. And another picture of what I think is a very worn and faded E. Tailed-Blue.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Jun 24 2010

Heidi Hughes

Location: tarrant park, Durand
Pepin County

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

Jun 24 2010

Esjay, Kathy J, Mike Reese

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Wow. Just wow...

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

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

Jun 24 2010

Stan Rehm

Location: Waubesa Wetlands SNA
Dane County

Woods unpleasantly overrun with mosquitoes, but an abundance of butterflies, especially in the field near the parking area. My first GST sightings of the year. In addition to those listed there were a dozen Fritillaries, many Skippers, and I think some alba varieties of the Sulphurs. The Common Wood-Nymph was eager for salt from my trekking poles.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jun 25 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

The Cabbage Whites were all hanging around the community vegetable gardens. Saw my first Common Wood-Nymphs of the year.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jun 25 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Hwy 54 bog
Jackson County

A little colony of the white Rose Pogonias.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Rose Pogonia

Rose Pogonia

Rose Pogonia

Rose Pogonia

Jun 25 2010

Kate Stelow

Location: Neenah, Town of Clayton, Center Road
Winnebago County

Mass quantities of these butterflies buzzing around my head in our yard. Three landed on my leg at once.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 25 2010

Tim Kraus

Location: Evansville
Rock County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 25 2010

Lois Ballard

Location: Suicide Hill in Wautoma
Waushara County

Spent an hour there. Other than the listed butterflies, I saw some small Fritillaries that I couldn't get close enough to identify, they just kept flying away.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

European Skipper

European Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 25 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis -path by train tracks between 96 and 92nd streets
Milwaukee County

Jun 25 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: LaFollete Park in West Allis
Milwaukee County

One cabbage white flying along the ground -landed on dandelion briefly then flew on.

Jun 26 2010

Ryan Brady

Location: My house off Wanabo Rd west of Washburn
Bayfield County

This is the first of this species that I've photographed here in Bayfield County.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 26 2010

Susan Mayer

Location: swamp
Rusk County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Long Dash

Long Dash

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

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

Jun 26 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Marsh
Portage County

Earliest I have seen a Regal or the Gray Copper here. The Viceroy was nectaring on Mullein, not a usual nectar source.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Jun 26 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

Lots of humidity and mosquitoes and only 3 butterflies.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 26 2010

Lois Ballard

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

Came around a corner to see a Sandhill Crane crossing the path.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

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

Jun 26 2010

Ron Arnold

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

Jun 27 2010

Lois Ballard

Location: Germania Marsh
Marquette County

Red Admirals have great camo on trees, they were everywhere. The deer flies were hungry so I didn't stay out as long as I would have liked to.

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

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

Jun 27 2010

Diane Milson

Location: Oconto, moist wooded area
Oconto County

Red Admirals everywhere! They are sunning themselves on the house and on the gravel along the roadsides.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 27 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - between 93rd and 98 st. between Rogers and Becher
Milwaukee County

Jun 27 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Dixie Ave. DNR land west of Hwy 22.
Marquette County

This was a robber fly field trip, but I got distracted by the Little Yellow. My first Tule Bluet of the year.

Tule Bluet

Tule Bluet

Leptogaster

Leptogaster

Leptogaster

Leptogaster

Jun 27 2010

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County

rainy weather just before observations, 11 am - 2:30 pm

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Jun 27 2010

Pat Fojut

Location: Sheridan Park, St. Francis, WI
Milwaukee County

4 pm

Jun 27 2010

Tommy & his dad

Location: Southwestern Bay View
Milwaukee County

The first time we've ever seen an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. We have milkweed & we've seen many monarchs as well.

Jun 27 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 27 2010

Marcie O'Connor

Location: our driveway, along hwy 88, near praag
Buffalo County

European Skipper

European Skipper

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

Jun 28 2010

Steve & Tommy

Location: Southwestern Bay View
Milwaukee County

First we've ever seen!

Jun 28 2010

Stan Rehm

Location: Prairie Moraine Park, Verona
Dane County

Dozens of Common Wood-Nymphs, but few other species on a nice late afternoon.

Jun 28 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

The butterflies were lovely but the most excitement I had this morning was when I came across a hen Turkey with chicks. One of the chicks got separated from the group and I picked it up and got a brief cuddle before reuniting it with its family. I got a picture of a “punctuation” butterfly that was so worn I cannot tell whether it is a Question Mark or a Comma and, although they are poor quality, I got my first pictures of a Little Yellow. There were also many beautiful Ctenucha moths.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Turkey chick

Turkey chick

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

Jun 28 2010

Jeff Raflik

Location: Marsh Haven Nature Center - Hwy 49, Three miles west of Waupun
Fond du Lac County

Windy and cloudy, but the butterflies themselves were cooperating well for pictures.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 28 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Ackley Wildlife Area
Langlade County

Cool, windy, mostly cloudy, and more wood ticks than anything else.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 28 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: My house - 97th and Rogers in West Allis
Milwaukee County

Jun 28 2010

Hailey Morschauser

Location: town of Chase
Oconto County

★ = New county photo record

Jun 28 2010

Lois Ballard

Location: White River Marsh State Wildlife Area
Green Lake County

Mostly drove through very slowly. Stopped and walked along the gravel road a few times. Deer Flies sent me back to the car! Was nice to see the few butterflies that I did see once out of the car.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

★ = New county photo record

Jun 29 2010

Sharon Morgan

Location: Town of Menasha front yard in Wisconsin
Winnebago County

He was here the other day but way too fast for me to catch him on my camera...I was taking flower pictures and he came and posed for me today...

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 29 2010

Stan Rehm

Location: Lacy Heights, Fitchburg
Dane County

The Red Admirals are starting their second brood. A nettle patch that yielded dozens of them several weeks ago was being visited today by ovipositing females. Sadly, one of their nemesis parasites - Musca domesticus - was perched on the same plant that held these eggs.

Red Admiral eggs

Red Admiral eggs

Jun 29 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Tie Mill Rd.area
Florence County

Jun 29 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Shrine Rd.
Marinette County

All four Northern Blues were very fresh males.

Jun 29 2010

Heidi Hughes

Location: Rustic Rd 107
Dunn County

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

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

Jun 29 2010

Nick Anich

Location: SE of Clam Lake, various forest roads
Ashland County

My first Atlantis Fritillary.

Uploading some photos for species with no county photo record.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Monarch

Monarch

European Skipper

European Skipper

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

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

Jun 29 2010

Nick Anich

Location: Snake Trail Rd.
Bayfield County

Jun 29 2010

Ann Thering

Location: My Back Yard
Dane County

I also saw a Hummingbird Clearwing, and observed a 12-spotted skimmer catch a sulfur (but he dropped it). I may have to relocate the dragonflies (just kidding!).

Jun 29 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - from 97 and Rogers to 124th St then through Greenfield Park
Milwaukee County

I did more butterflying today than jogging!

Jun 30 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Saw the Little Yellow again and this time got a better photo than on Monday. The Mourning Cloak looked fresh and the Am. Lady was very worn. Moths today included Ctenucha, 8-spotted Forester, and a pretty black and white moth that I can't find in my guide.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common spring moth

Common spring moth

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 30 2010

Tim Fenske

Location: Spring Green Nature Conservancy land
Sauk County

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jun 30 2010

Joan Braune

Location: near Postville
Green County

There were a lot of fritillaries that were too far away to identify.

Jun 30 2010

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Within 7 1/2 mile radius of Mud Lake W.A.
Columbia County

This was the 22nd year for the Mud Lake NABA butterfly count! We found 32 species. New to the count was Little Yellow. Mourning Cloak and Orange Sulphurs were at the highest level of the 22 years.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 30 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Scott Lake Rd. Experimental Rd. to Hwy 55
Forest County

Greenish Blues were all extremely worn females.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 30 2010

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Had to run the meadows solo today so I could not hit all the spots I wanted to. But a good day none the less. Explosion of Mourning Cloaks! First LBJ of the season.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jun 30 2010

Nick Anich

Location: west of Alvin
Forest County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

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

Jun 30 2010

Lois Ballard

Location: My cottage, between Wautoma and Neshkoro
Waushara County

The last few days, I have driven to sites to look for butterflies. Today, I stayed home, to work outside and saw a few butterflies without even trying. The Tortoiseshell is my new favorite butterfly. I've never seen one before and they are so pretty, beautiful shaped wings. Saw 10+ Fritillaries, but only this one up close enough to ID it, the rest would not land.

American Copper

American Copper

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary