Butterfly sightings for July 2010

Jul 1 2010

Lois Ballard

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

Was at the Park doing non-butterfly stuff and this little guy practically begged me to take his photo.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

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

Jul 1 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Riley Lake Wildlife Area
Price County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 1 2010

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Lake Marion, Mazomanie
Dane County

Jul 2 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Perch Lake Trail near Rhinelander
Oneida County

Jul 2 2010

Nick Anich

Location: Hwy 55 and Pine River Rd.
Forest County

4 species in this photo - Mourning Cloak upper left, 2 Eastern Comma front left, Gray Comma front right, Compton Tortoiseshell back right.

★ = New county photo record

Jul 2 2010

Ryan Brady

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

I was leaving for work and found this guy next to my garage. Probably just a dispersing individual but a good one for the yard!

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Jul 2 2010

Diane Milson

Location: Wooded area around home in Oconto and wetland preserve in Pensaukee
Oconto County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 2 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Dane County

I had to go to Madison on business and decided to do a little birding and butterflying in a place I had never visited. So much lovely blooming prairie and yet not so many butterflies as I had hoped. There were a few Fritillaries but not a one would land and let me get a look.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 2 2010

Dave Hanson

Location: Pine Lake
Bayfield County

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

★ = New county photo record

Jul 3 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: NABA Sandhill/Seneca count
Wood County

I also saw a Tiger Swallowtail that couldn't be identified to species. This was the 20th year for this count. 64 different species have been seen over the years. The Bog Coppers and Little Yellow were new to the count. 1987 was the last time I saw a Little Yellow in Wood County. This one was very worn and pale. 6 butterfly species have been seen on every count: Acadian HS, Great Spangled Frit, Mourning Cloak, N Crescent, Eyed Brown and Monarch. 3 skipper species have been seen on all 8 counts since I've learned to ID them: Long Dash, Two-spotted and Dun. Thanks Mike for the help in those first few years. Most of the Two-spotted Skippers were fairly worn. What a nice day, not a cloud in sight all day, also a first for the count.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

★ = New county photo record

Jul 3 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Puchyan Prairie
Green Lake County

Beautiful day but no Poweshieks flying. You will get wet getting to the SNA.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 3 2010

Deb Hyde

Location: City of Menomonie
Dunn County

Two Milbert's Tortoiseshell butterflies seen in my backyard garden in the late afternoon.

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

★ = New county photo record

Jul 3 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Minocqua - Minocqua Ski Park
Oneida County

Jul 4 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my yard in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Cloudy with scattered rain.

Jul 4 2010

Nick Anich

Location: town of Ashland
Ashland County

Incidental observations walking around town today

Jul 4 2010

Larry Radle

Location: County Road R and Hayes Road
Pepin County

Jul 4 2010

bruce talbot

Location: Montello woods
Marquette County

Large group of Red Admirals up to 8 on one tree in private pine woods out side Montello.

Jul 4 2010

Rose Tiegs

Location: Saul Springs. Lakewood
Oconto County

Harvester

Harvester

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

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

Jul 5 2010

Lois Ballard

Location: Muir Park State Natural Area
Marquette County

Very wet day, but I went walking anyway. Not many butterflies out, but I was happy to see the swallowtail.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 5 2010

Steve Szymanski

Location: Southwestern Bay View
Milwaukee County

Jul 5 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Cloudy with rain again today.

Jul 5 2010

Kevin TeStrake

Location: Phillips, WI
Price County

45º 45.2831' N
90º 32.8789' W

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

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

Jul 6 2010

Steve & Tommy

Location: Southwestern Bay View
Milwaukee County

We've seen many each day since about June 26 on our milkweed.

Jul 6 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Scenic overlook off Hwy. 35
Vernon County

Duskywings were associated with crown vetch. Saw two mated pairs. I also saw one unidentifiable hairstreak.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 6 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Rush Creek SNA area
Crawford County

Actually I got chased out by mosquitoes that were really, really bad. Give me 50+ wood ticks any day! I bought a hat with mosquito netting for tomorrow, but I still hope it is windier.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 6 2010

Lois Ballard

Location: Bannerman Trail, my cottage and neighbor's land
Waushara County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 6 2010

Phil Peterson

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

calm , sunny afternoon between periods of rain

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 6 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

It was still cloudy with scattered rain when I went out for a quick look for butterflies.

Jul 6 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Star Lake Road, 2 miles north of Mountain, 1/2 mile west of US 32
Oconto County

Butterflies seen in brush along north side of road, between snowmobile trail and first metal building.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

White Admiral

White Admiral

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

Jul 6 2010

Marice Smiley

Location: Town of Clayton
Winnebago County

A large group (approximately 20-30) are congregating on our front porch.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 6 2010

Sara Dellemann

Location: Mishicot, WI
Manitowoc County

Have seen these in large numbers on my lavender plants.

Jul 7 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Despite too many mosquitos, I saw a number of nice butterflies and birds and as a bonus I breakfasted on delicious wild raspberries. The Buckeye was only feet away from the spot where I saw one last week (same one?). I also watched in fascination an incident with several wasps. I think that two males were attempting to mate with a single female who could barely walk under their weight. Then the three were joined by yet another male and a short but fierce battle ensued. Two males were defeated and the female flew off with only one male mounted on her.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Wasp threesome

Wasp threesome

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Jul 7 2010

Greg Carlson

Location: Green Bay
Brown County

Close up of Red Admiral on Coneflowers

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 7 2010

Sharon Morgan

Location: Town of Menasha yard
Winnebago County

It has been an amazing few days so far. I have never had so many red admirals in my yard. I think I have had over 100 of them in all the beds in a couple of days total. I hope they stay around for a while because it is so fascinating to see so many at one time. My husband counted 15-20 just while he stood there. It is so beautiful to see them flying from flower to flower. We might of been counting the same ones if they flew to another flower in the next bed so I can't be real accurate. Remember the total is for a couple days . On the alliums I got a shot of at least 4 at one time.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 7 2010

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Kathy J joined me for part of the day. Deerflies near wooded areas are horrible. Elsewhere they are barely tolerable. Saw many more Frits than I could pos. ID.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

★ = New county photo record

Jul 7 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Forest Road 2117, 1/2 mile W of Hwy 32, Mountain WI
Oconto County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

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

Jul 7 2010

Victoria Lee

Location: River Falls Township
Pierce County

At Home

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

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

Jul 7 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Nelligan Lake State Natural Area
Oconto County

Relatively shallow lake that has rare horned bladderwort (Utricularia cornuta) growing on sandy shoreline.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jul 8 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - my yard
Milwaukee County

Jul 8 2010

Trempealeau NABA Butterfly Count

Location: Trempealeau and surrounding areas
Trempealeau County

11 people counting in two groups found 39 species. This was 21st year. Monarch numbers were the 2nd highest in 21 years. Record number of Red Admirals, Northern Broken-Dash, and Little Yellow.

Jul 8 2010

Nick Anich

Location: Hwy 55
Forest County

Dorcas Coppers back in the same spot I had them last week, got some photos this time.

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 8 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Forest Road 2117, 1/2 W of Hwy 32, Mountain WI
Oconto County

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

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

Jul 8 2010

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Pope Farm Park near Madison
Dane County

Jul 8 2010

Sean Heyrman

Location: Oconto
Oconto County

At our new house on the northern city limit. Yard backs up to thick woods, no grass yet planted but the Red Admirals are everywhere. Especially around my wife's potted plants. Had a half dozen or so flying around inside the opened garage late this afternoon. Truly a beautiful species. Going to try for some pictures this weekend.

Jul 8 2010

Jennifer Leffel

Location: De Pere
Brown County

Today at about 6 pm I spotted two Red Admirals in my perenial garden.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 8 2010

K. Java

Location: Amsterdam Slough Wildlife Area
Burnett County

I only made a couple of short stops today on a gravel road. Deerflies are out in great numbers making any lengthy stops sheer torture when not prepared. Yes Mike, as much as I dislike them, wood ticks are preferable to mosquitoes and deerflies.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

★ = New county photo record

Jul 8 2010

andypaulios

Location: Greenwood Wildlife Area
Waushara County

Jul 9 2010

Cassondra Manteau

Location: 1100 Block of South 76th Street West Allis 53214
Milwaukee County

My Yard: Several sightings this morning. Recorded amount is the most I saw at one time. They are all loving the Echinacea that is in bloom!

Jul 9 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

So many mysteries in the butterfly world; why on Wednesday I saw not a single Red Admiral and today they were everywhere? Lots of Monarchs too as the milkweed is in full fragrant bloom. In the north meadow there were several lovely Halloween Pennant Dragonflies.

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Monarch

Monarch

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 9 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 9 2010

Marcie O'Connor, Ann Thering, Allen Sheldon, Mike Reese

Location: Gilmanton NABA count circle
Buffalo County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 9 2010

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 9 2010

Pat Fojut

Location: Grant Park, South Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

The little yellow was seen on June 27 and June 28 at another Lake Michigan location, Sheridan Park, St. Francis, WI

Jul 9 2010

Ryan Brady

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

My first C. Buckeye of the year. Ringlets now replaced by Wood-Nymphs. Also had a beautiful Twin-spotted Sphinx moth that I thought I'd share here.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Twin-spotted Sphinx moth

Twin-spotted Sphinx moth

Jul 9 2010

Ryan Brady

Location: Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center just west of Ashland
Bayfield County

Nothing noteworthy here today.

Jul 9 2010

Andy Paulios

Location: West Bloomfield
Waushara County

Jul 9 2010

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth, WI
Dane County

Jul 9 2010

Mark Czerniec

Location: Near Mitchell School
Racine County

Many Red Admirals on purple coneflowers and English Lavender in our yard for over a week.

Jul 10 2010

Karl and Doroothy Legler

Location: Wisconsin area surrounding East Dubuque
Grant County

25 species. Highlights are Juniper Hairstreak, Byssus Skipper, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Little Yellow, and Tawny Emperor.

Jul 10 2010

Jeff Mroczek

Location: Kettle Moraine Lake, Dundee
Fond du Lac County

I let the Milkweed grow at the corner of my house just for the Monarchs. I finally got a shot of one egg laying.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 10 2010

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Schurch Thomson
Iowa County

Jul 10 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

I participated in the butterfly count on Saturday at Riveredge and although this isn't a complete list of all the butterflies we saw, I thought that a partial list might do until the official report comes out. Most impressive were the 20 or so Swamp Metalmarks we saw. This was a lifer for me and I got the most beautiful photo from only inches away.

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

★ = New county photo record

Jul 10 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - trail from 98th to 124th by Rogers St.
Milwaukee County

Yea - new species for me!

Jul 10 2010

Andy Paulios

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Mosquitoes!

Jul 10 2010

Tambri Lawless

Location: Woodville, WI
St. Croix County

Saw a Red Admiral in my perennial bed today.....a friendly thing, he landed on my shorts while I was trimming the roses and stayed there a few minutes before heading over to the daisies.

Jul 10 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - my yard 97th and Rogers
Milwaukee County

Jul 10 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

Juniper Hairstreak on the road at the western section. Little Yellows at both of the western sections.

American Copper

American Copper

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jul 11 2010

Deb Hyde

Location: On the Red Cedar State Bike Trail between County Y and Downsville
Dunn County

There were tons of butterflies along the bike trail today. We spotted several Monarchs, Cabbage Whites, Great Spangled Fritillaries, Northern Pearly-eyes and too many Red Admirals to count! We even had a couple Admirals land on us while we biked. I almost felt like we were in a butterfly house. Didn't take many pictures as the deer flies and mosquitoes were wicked when we stopped biking.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Jul 11 2010

Penny

Location: Mequon
Ozaukee County

Several red admiral butterflies were enjoying the liatris (gayfeather) currently blooming in my perennial gardens.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 11 2010

Rick Fenstermaker

Location: Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 11 2010

Jeanne Bell

Location: Area around 75th Ave and Sheridan Rd.
Kenosha County

Plentiful milkweed in backyard.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 11 2010

Julie Saalsaa

Location: Cambria
Columbia County

As I was dumping some weeds into our compost pile, I saw a butterfly I had never seen before, eating off some watermelon scrapes. I found this website and found out it was a Red-spotted Purple. I also have many Red Admirals in my flower garden.

Jul 11 2010

Andy Paulios

Location: Nine Springs Sewage Treatment Area
Dane County

Jul 11 2010

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

It was cloudy for most of the trip, but the rain held off. The Hairstreaks, Karner Blues and Skippers cooperated nicely. Swamp Milkweed was popular with many Monarch caterpillars, and a few plants were almost stripped of leaves. As can be seen from the photos, we also saw a lot of other things.

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Cherry-faced Meadowhawk

Cherry-faced Meadowhawk

Spring Peeper

Spring Peeper

Violet Coral

Violet Coral

Club-spur Orchid

Club-spur Orchid

Jul 11 2010

Maureen J. Cooney

Location: Stockton Island, Apostle Island National Seashore
Bayfield County

To the left of the long National Park Service dock, on milkweed plant on edge of the beach. Shared the pollen with lots of bees.

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Jul 12 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

More Monarchs today than I could count. Interestingly I found another Banded Hairstreak in exactly the same spot as the one I saw last week. However it was definitely a different individual because its wings had no missing bits. Likewise the Little Yellow was again in the same group of plants down on the beach where I have seen the others in the past. Besides the butterflies, I saw 3 Hummingbird Moths sipping from the milkweed.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

★ = New county photo record

Jul 12 2010

Karla Huston

Location: Appleton
Outagamie County

There have been many of these on my coneflowers and butterfly weed.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 12 2010

Kathryn Kirk

Location: Spread Eagle Barrens
Florence County

pine barrens habitat nectaring on common milkweed

banded

banded

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Jul 12 2010

Cassondra Manteau

Location: 1100 Block of S. 76th in West Allis
Milwaukee County

My Yard- In addition to the butterflies, I also saw a Hummingbird moth sipping from the Salvia (May Night), Milkweed, and Echinacea. I've included a picture, hopfully you will be able to see it. I also think that I may have Monarch eggs on my swamp milkweed... we will see :)

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 12 2010

Phil Peterson

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

pine plantation

Jul 12 2010

Esjay

Location: south of St Croix Falls
Polk County

Saw frits that wouldnt slow down for an ID. Question Mark was hanging upside down, under the eaves, and in the shade.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Question Mark

Question Mark

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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

Jul 13 2010

Tim Fenske

Location: UW Arboretum
Dane County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 13 2010

Daliwolf

Location: In Milwaukee at 83rd and Oklahoma in my back yard.
Milwaukee County

I saw two Red Admirals flitting from one liatris flower to the next. This is the second day of their presence.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 13 2010

Nick Anich

Location: Hwy 55
Forest County

My first Bog Copper.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 13 2010

Christine Stephenson

Location: Waunakee--our backyard garden
Dane County

Early this evening, we found this lovely Red Admiral enjoying our tall phlox and, in particular, our Coneflowers.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 13 2010

Karl and Dorothy Legler, Mike Reese

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine
Fond du Lac County

14th annual NABA butterfly count at Northern Kettle Moraine. We found 33 species with record numbers of Question Marks, American Ladies, Red Admirals, Broad-winged Skippers, and Monarchs.

Jul 13 2010

Kyle Johnson

Location: Perch Lake Bog S of Cornucopia
Bayfield County

not much activity considering the nice weather

Jul 13 2010

Kyle Johnson

Location: Spillerberg Creek Bog (on Hwy 13 NW of Glidden)
Ashland County

brief stop; surprised not to see any bog coppers.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 13 2010

Kyle Johnson

Location: bog on Bear Lake RD W of Butternut
Ashland County

only one bog copper despite much hiking about in good habitat; the flight is probably nearing the end in much of Wisconsin (esp. the NW)

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 13 2010

Kyle Johnson

Location: Riley Lake Bog
Price County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 13 2010

Kyle Johnson

Location: Bradley Bog (on US-8)
Lincoln County

two-spotted skipper a big surprise considering the advanced season

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 13 2010

Edgar Spalding

Location: Biocore Prairie
Dane County

This female black swallowtail showed no cell-end spot, which threw me for a loop but didn't faze the two males that pursued her high into the air for at 200 yards before she dropped fast down into the prairie. I thought the cell-end spot was a surefire underside field mark, but I guess it can be absent.

Jul 13 2010

Nick Anich

Location: West of Alvin
Forest County

Green Comma

Green Comma

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

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

Jul 13 2010

Esjay

Location: Fish Lake WA
Burnett County

Slow start with lingering high clouds. 3 yellow swallowtails likely Eastern Tigers on the wing. Could not get them to stop for a pic. Tawny edged would not pose open wing so I snapped that pic in flight. Gorgones were very fresh.

Black Dash

Black Dash

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 14 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Kohler-Andrae State Park
Sheboygan County

Surprised to see the Broad-winged Skippers.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 14 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

While watching butterflies on the milkweed, I found a lovely green Gray Tree Frog the first I’vet ever seen. Several Hummingbird Moths again today.

Gray Tree Frog

Gray Tree Frog

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

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

Jul 14 2010

Edgar Spalding

Location: UW-Madison campus
Dane County

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Jul 14 2010

Tod Highsmith

Location: Pleasant Valley SNA, just south of Black Earth
Dane County

Quite breezy, butterflies were very flighty and tough to observe. Saw perhaps 4-5 duskywings but could not identify them.

Jul 15 2010

Daniel Jackson

Location: Stoddard Boat Landing
Vernon County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

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

Jul 15 2010

John Polk

Location: Fort McCoy Military Installation, Tomah
Monroe County

One male and one female seen on this date.

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

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

Jul 15 2010

Ryan Brady, David Bratley, Ellie Gonderzik, David Hanson, Ruth Hiland, Jim Paruk, Olivia Paruk, Leon Solberg

Location: NABA count west of Ashland
Bayfield County

3rd year for this NABA count. 8 participants in 2 parties. Record high of 40 species. Earlier phenology this year gave us the summer generation of anglewings, which were abundant and fresh. Species highlights were Green Commas, Appalachian Brown, Dion Skippers, and my first ever Delaware Skipper. A fantastic day!

Green Comma

Green Comma

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Green Comma

Green Comma

★ = New county photo record

Jul 15 2010

Esjay and Kathy J

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Winds made things difficult. Watched hairstreaks getting blown off flowers no matter how tightly they gripped the petals.

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

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

Jul 15 2010

Karl and Dorothy Legler, Mike Reese, John Stiefel

Location: Roughly 7.5 mile radius from Sister Bay
Door County

This was the 10th year for the Sister Bay NABA butterfly count. Record number of Dorcas Coppers. 3rd highest year for Monarchs. After supper we found a Question Mark nectaring at about 6:45 p.m. but it was outside the count circle.

Jul 16 2010

Cassondra Manteau

Location: Milwaukee County Zoo
Milwaukee County

Sipping on some Echinacea in the Master Gardener's Butterfly garden in the Northwestern Mutual Life Family Farm.

Jul 16 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Hales Corners
Milwaukee County

The most remarkable butterfly of the day is this wonderful black spread-wing Skipper with the white tail edging which must be a Funereal Duskywing. One of the 2 Tiger Swallowtails was a black form female.

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

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

Jul 16 2010

Judith Huf

Location: My Garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

I found this Duskywing in my back garden.

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

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

Jul 16 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Parkway Rd. including Marinette County Beech SNA
Marinette County

It was hard work finding butterflies to count here.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 16 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Long Lake Rd.
Florence County

After 5:30, looking for a Green Comma. Found one!

Jul 16 2010

Ryan Brady

Location: Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center west of Ashland
Bayfield County

Very windy. My first Painted Lady of the year. Dion Skipper a good find up here.

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Jul 16 2010

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Balsam Lake
Polk County

It was flying around a farm where I was working

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

★ = New county photo record

Jul 17 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my yard in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jul 17 2010

Ryan Brady

Location: Barrens in Chequamegon National Forest south of Long Lake
Bayfield County

This sandy habitat dominated right now by Aphrodite Frits, Meadow Frits, and Coral Hairstreaks.

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite and Meadow Frits

Aphrodite and Meadow Frits

Jul 17 2010

Judith Huf

Location: My Garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Worked most of the day in my garden and although there were no unusual sightings, I can report that Question Marks and Red Admirals really like watermelon. The Green Darner Dragonfly was newly emerged from my little backyard pond.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

Jul 17 2010

Cassondra Manteau

Location: 1100 block of S. 76th Street
Milwaukee County

My Yard. We have Monarch caterpillars!!!!! And the monarchs keep laying more eggs! I hope I have enough Milkweed to go around!

Jul 17 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Chequamegon National Forest northwest of the town of Clam Lake
Bayfield County

1.5 mile section of road from 9:15-12:30. I am still trying to get that really good photo showing the green in the wings of the Green Comma from below. I thought that I might be able to get it when it landed on my pants but as you can see I still don't have it.

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Green Comma

Green Comma

Mustard White

Mustard White

Satyr Comma

Satyr Comma

Jul 17 2010

Andy Paulios

Location: Brillion
Calumet County

Seen from my brother-in-law's house on the north edge of the Brillion marsh.

Jul 17 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Lots of nectar sources but very little nectaring activity. Nothing cooperated for photos today. These were my first Regals. I was hoping for some photos, but they didn't even settle down long enough for a good look with binoculars.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Jul 17 2010

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake Boat Launch and Service Road
Green County

Jul 18 2010

Cassondra Manteau

Location: 1100 Block of S. 76th
Milwaukee County

My Yard: First Spring Azures I have seen this summer. I hope to see more!

Jul 18 2010

Jillian Imilkowski

Location: Governor Dodge State Park, Meadow-Valley Hiking Trail
Iowa County

We were walking along the edge of the woods when this little fella settled on a leaf right by my side. Was kind enough to sit while I played around with various camera settings and lenses.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

★ = New county photo record

Jul 18 2010

Ryan Brady

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

Silver-spotted Skipper was heavily worn and very likely the same individual that's been around for weeks now. Next batch of Americans Coppers has just emerged.

Jul 18 2010

Judith Huf

Location: WE Grassland, St. Francis
Milwaukee County

The white sweet clover has so overgrown the path in places that the plants are over my head and made walking and butterflying very difficult.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 18 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - my backyard
Milwaukee County

Jul 19 2010

Judith Huf

Location: My garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

A female Black Swallowtail was laying eggs on parsley and dill in my herb garden. .

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Jul 19 2010

Esjay

Location: Fish Lake WA
Burnett County

Cloudy most of the day. Storms may have impacted numbers and species. Found some pretty torn up individuals.

Jul 19 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

I got there at 5:00 when the sun came out, but so did the abundant deer flies. The freshest looking Mottled has a pretty good chunk of a hindwing missing, but it also has a hole in the forewing.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Jul 19 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - my backyard
Milwaukee County

Jul 19 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Cedarburg Bog at Highway 33
Ozaukee County

The nasty biting flies outnumbered the butterflies here today.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 19 2010

Tod Highsmith

Location: Token Creek County Park
Dane County

Took a short lunchtime walk around the boardwalk. Also saw a couple of Ebony Jewelwing damselflies along Token Creek.

Jul 19 2010

Jeff Raflik

Location: Marsh Haven Nature Center - Hwy 49, 3 miles east of Waupun
Fond du Lac County

One Black Swallowtail laying eggs, and one nectering. Whites and Sulphurs rarely landing for pictures.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 19 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Flower garden, downtown Plainfield
Waushara County

This little garden has lots of nectar sources and is always worth stopping and seeing what might be there. Cloudy today but Red Admirals were still sipping the coneflowers.

Jul 19 2010

Dennis Malueg

Location: My prairie backyard Hwy 49 West Bloomfield
Waushara County

Jul 20 2010

Diane Milson

Location: Home on County S in Oconto
Oconto County

Also saw many Monarchs and Red Admirals in Marinette County on the Peshtigo River. The boat landing near the mouth of the river was loaded with Monarchs.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 20 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Muralt Bluff State Natural Area
Green County

Temp 85 degrees F, mostly cloudy, gentle breeze

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 20 2010

Ann Thering

Location: Back Yard
Dane County

The Red-spotted Purple is even more tattered than it appears! I finally found a mated pair of Peck's skippers, and also saw a Hummingbird Clearwing and a Snowberry Clearwing.
On Aug. 3 (signup deadline July 27) I'll be teaching a butterfly gardening class at Olbrich Gardens (see www.olbrich.org under education).

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 20 2010

Cudworth Famiy

Location: Williams Bay
Walworth County

Jul 20 2010

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Lulu Lake Preserve
Walworth County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

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

Jul 20 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Several locations in southern part of county
Douglas County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 20 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

All sightings were from 6 pm and later. It looks like the Red-spotted Purple had a very close encounter, but it didn't seem to affect its flying.

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 20 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - trail from 97th to 124th St by Rogers Ave
Milwaukee County

Jul 20 2010

Kim Nelson

Location: My garden in Raymond
Racine County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 20 2010

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake Wildlife Area
Burnett County

I did most of my butterflying along Stolte Rd. through my car window as deerflies are just horrible. I even wore gloves when I did go out. The deerfly patch I wear on my hat only caught a teeny tiny portion of them. I did manage to get my first ever sighting of a Dainty Sulphur though.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Deer flies

Deer flies

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

★ = New county photo record

Jul 20 2010

Wayne Anderson

Location: Hyw F / Griffith Road / Buenna Vista
Portage County

Just back from New Mexico/ west Texas trip and wanted to see what was out here. Swamp Milkweed seemed to be the nectar source for the sightings.

Jul 21 2010

Esjay and Kathy J.

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Frit numbers were much smaller this week. Getting a big mix of worn and fresh.

Sulphurs

Sulphurs

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jul 21 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Saw this Skipper feeding from Bouncing Bet.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 21 2010

Susan Mayer

Location: T35N R8W Section 35
Rusk County

The tortoiseshell was flitting around an oats field.

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

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

Jul 21 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Moquah Barrens and area
Bayfield County

I was mainly looking for robber flies, but was still eager to try to photograph the Green Comma.

Jul 21 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Location: Chequamegon National Forest northwest of the town of Clam Lake
Bayfield County

Stopped to look for Green Commas and was surprised to see the Common Branded Skipper.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 21 2010

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Various locations in Dane, Iowa, Sauk and Richland Co.
Iowa County

The Fiery Skipper was in Dane Co. at the pond off of 78 south of Sauk City. The American Snout and Little Yellows were in Iowa Co. in vicinity of Arena Boat Landing.

American Snout

American Snout

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 23 2010

Dan Foster

Location: SE Germantown - Backyard
Washington County

Noticed some mid-afternoon activity as I garaged my car, so took a quick saunter. Caught my first "yard" Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and Pearl Crescents of the season.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 23 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Whitefish Bay, north-east
Milwaukee County

Took a walk around my neighborhood and was surprised by the number of butterflies to be found in an urban/suburban area. Wednesday I had my first Fiery Skipper, a female, and today my first male Fiery Skipper. This is certainly the year for visiters from the south.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Jul 23 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Spring Green Reserve State Natural Area
Sauk County

Partly cloudy conditions, temp of 85 degrees F, no breeze

American Copper

American Copper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Jul 23 2010

Jeanne Bell

Location: City of Kenosha, Kenosha, WI
Kenosha County

American Lady

American Lady

★ = New county photo record

Jul 23 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Bear Creek Sedge Meadow State Natural Area
Richland County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

★ = New county photo record

Jul 23 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Spring Green Reserve
Sauk County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

★ = New county photo record

Jul 24 2010

Peter Fissel

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Hard to count all the Clouded Sulphurs - had to estimate. One of the Regal Fritillaries had a chunk out of its hindwing; both spent a lot of time chasing Monarchs.

Jul 24 2010

Cassondra Manteau

Location: 1100 Block of S. 76th
Milwaukee County

My Yard: Stopped by for a rest in the early evening.

Jul 24 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Whitefish Bay, My Garden & Library Garden
Milwaukee County

I found my first Am. Snout while tying up plants in the garden that had been flattened by the heavy rain. Then inspired by yesterday's success, I walked to the Library where there is a fine flower garden. I learned that I need to plant blue salvia as it is a Skipper magnet.

American Snout

American Snout

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 24 2010

Stacey Hanf

Location: Elkhorn (Lauderdale Lakes)
Walworth County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

★ = New county photo record

Jul 24 2010

Debbie Jochman

Location: Whitetail Drive, Neenah (Southwest side) - Private residence
Winnebago County

Around noon my husband and I saw this black-form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail flitting around our backyard. It finally settled on the Tiger Eye Sumac. About an hour later we saw it again on our purple cone flowers.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 25 2010

Suzy Crapser

Location: Madison, southwest side of town, front yard.
Dane County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 25 2010

Jim Bolton

Location: raspberry patch in my backyard, Madison, WI
Dane County

Black-form female

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 25 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Went out again to see if I could relocate the Duskywing from yesterday for better photos. No luck there, but I got a nice photo of an urban Am. Snout in front of the Pharmacy.

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 25 2010

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Northwest of Clam Lake
Bayfield County

Photo by Dorothy. We also found a road-killed Green Comma.

Green Comma

Green Comma

Jul 25 2010

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake Boat Launch and Service Road
Green County

Jul 25 2010

Ramona Gonzalez and John Stuber

Location: the pond in my back yard in the City of La Crosse
La Crosse County

Came home at 12:30pm and found this beautiful Eastern Tiger Swallowtail feasting on a water lily in our pond in the backyard of our urban home. We live in the middle of a residential neighborhood by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus. Exciting weekend! Had our first hummingbirds in the yard on July 23rd!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 25 2010

Dan Mullen

Location: abandoned Railroad right of way
Milwaukee County

I saw dozens of them. I took many photos too.

Jul 25 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Germania Marsh and several sites northwest of there
Marquette County

Lots of sulphurs out now in alfalfa fields. The most that I have seen in several years.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Sulphurs

Sulphurs

★ = New county photo record

Jul 25 2010

Tim Fenske

Location: Rock Island State Park
Door County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Copper

American Copper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Jul 26 2010

Joan Braune

Location: my neighborhood on the east side of Madison
Dane County

Jul 26 2010

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Baker Preserve of The Nature Conservancy, Bluff and Scout roads, Town of Troy, Walworth County
Walworth County

This black swallowtail was feeding exclusively on invasive spotted knapweed

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Jul 26 2010

Sharon Morgan

Location: Town of Menasha yard
Winnebago County

Most are attracted to the cone flowers...

Question Mark

Question Mark

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

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

Jul 26 2010

Mike Reese

Location: La Crosse
La Crosse County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 26 2010

Stan Rehm

Location: Butterfly garden, Lacy Heights, Fitchburg
Dane County

The Funereal Duskywing has only been reported five times in Wisconsin; interestingly, one of those reports came 10 days ago in Milwaukee, so apparently some have been blown or wandered north this summer. This one was nectaring vigorously on catnip.

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Jul 26 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Milwaukee County Grounds
Milwaukee County

This large open area is rolling hills of some native plants with many agricultural weeds. The most exciting butterfly of the day was the Bronze Copper found in a low wet area. Also of interest were the large numbers of Crescents

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

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

Jul 26 2010

Tim Fenske

Location: Rock Island State Park
Door County

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 26 2010

Sue Reindollar and Ginny Nelson

Location: Governor Nelson State Park
Dane County

Jul 27 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Whitefish Bay area, several parks, library and other flower gardens
Milwaukee County

No duskywings, but plenty of Fiery Skippers!

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 27 2010

Phil Peterson

Location: Emmons Creek Wildlife Area
Portage County

Walking Karner Blue Recovery fields

Jul 27 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Jul 27 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

Very warm and humid today. It seems that even the young deer knew better than me to stay out of the sun.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

deer staying cool

deer staying cool

Jul 27 2010

Eric Howe

Location: Crooked Creek Preserve (TNC)
Walworth County

Casual observations, not all reported. Black Swallowtail larvae -had- been feeding upon Japanese Hedge Parsley (Torilis japonica). [We comprised and relocated it to wild carrot instead!]

Jul 27 2010

Deb Hyde

Location: My backyard garden in Menomonie
Dunn County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 27 2010

Eric Howe

Location: Lulu Lake Preserve
Walworth County

Casual observation, upland/wetland transition area, early evening.

Jul 27 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my yard in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jul 28 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my yard in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jul 28 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Nothing unusual today.

Jul 28 2010

Sheri Holt

Location: 5 miles west of Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

noticed butterfly in our yard on some purple coneflower

Jul 28 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Nine Springs E-way
Dane County

It looked like it was just about to rain with heavy clouds overhead and a strong wind running through this prairie replant site.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jul 28 2010

Deb Hyde

Location: Backyard garden
Dunn County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 28 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Monroe County Flowage area
Monroe County

Very fresh Red-spotted Purples and White Admirals. This was a quick stop to see what was there.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 29 2010

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Sulphurs

Sulphurs

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Jul 29 2010

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Along County A
Douglas County

Mainly taking photos of the Purplish Fritillaries.

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

Jul 29 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

If more specific location needed, I have it.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

White Admiral

White Admiral

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

★ = New county photo record

Jul 29 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: John Muir County Park
Marquette County

On Hwy O, between Hwy 22 and County F, I saw a field with thousands of clouded sulphurs.

Weather--partly cloudy, high pressure, temp of 78 degrees F.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 29 2010

Susan Mayer

Location: T35N R8W Section 35
Rusk County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Viceroy

Viceroy

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

Jul 29 2010

Kathy Novey

Location: Ferryville
Crawford County

Found along the gravel road at our cabin. Heavily wooded area nearby but no water.

Harvester

Harvester

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

Jul 29 2010

Phil Peterson

Location: Emmons Creek Wildlife Area
Portage County

Walking the Karner Blue Recovery fields

Jul 30 2010

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Forest Rd. 172
Sawyer County

Exploring new areas but not many nectar sources and not much happening where there were some.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 30 2010

Nick Anich

Location: near Alvin
Forest County

Jul 30 2010

Gail Schultz

Location: in garage
Adams County

Found this Compton Tortoiseshell dead in our garage

Jul 30 2010

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake Wildlife Area
Burnett County

A cloudy day with rain threatening but I drove the gravel roads through brush prairie and woods. I saw many more sulphurs and whites but did not stop to get positive IDs.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

★ = New county photo record

Jul 30 2010

Susan Mayer

Location: T35N R8W Section 35
Rusk County

Surprising how beat up a butterfly's wings can be and they still seem to fly OK. Had to do some chasing to get a picture of this one.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 30 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - my backyard
Milwaukee County

Jul 30 2010

Casie Mallien

Location: Harbour Village Resort, Carlsville
Door County

Landed in cedar tree in our campsite around 2 p.m.
(This appears to be a great example of a Red-spotted Purple and White Admiral hybrid! Mike)

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Jul 30 2010

Mike Reese, David Reese, Ann Thering

Location: Northwest of Clam Lake
Bayfield County

Saw four of the Common Branded Skippers along the road and the rest in an open area down a smaller forest road.

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Jul 30 2010

Diane Milson

Location: Home on Cty S in Oconto
Oconto County

We live deep in the woods and I have seen this butterfly in the treetops for a few days. I finally got a good look at it today!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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

Jul 31 2010

Ruth M. Schoenbeck

Location: Fond du Lac County
Fond du Lac County

Late morning: Witnessed an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail fly next door toward our neighbor's prairie field. I have never witnessed this species before. I was thrilled and happy to know that the prairie welcomes such beauty!

Jul 31 2010

Ron Arnold

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

I was following the Little Yellow, which didn't cooperate well for photos, when the Checkered-Skipper showed up. They went their separate ways, leaving me to chase back and forth for photos.

American Lady

American Lady

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sulphur sp.

Sulphur sp.

Jul 31 2010

Craig Ellefson

Location: Sugar River Bike Trail
Green County

Between the two Golf Course Road intersections. All of the Painted Ladies were very fresh.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 31 2010

Joseph Sekelsky

Location: Colfax
Dunn County

Jul 31 2010

Peter Fissel

Location: Hogback Prairie SNA
Crawford County

Also had a Duskywing - most likely Wild Indigo, but possibly Columbine

☆ = New county sighting record