Butterfly sightings for August 2010

Aug 1 2010

Mrs. Heidi Stommel

Location: Driveway gravel, Merton farm
Waukesha County

We were so excited to see it drying its wings! We have never seen one here before, so we had to look it up here on this website. Thanks!

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 1 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 1 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Necedah Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aug 1 2010

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest northwest of Clam Lake
Bayfield County

3:00-5:00 pm. Awesome number of C. Branded Skippers -- at one point I saw a group of ten chasing each other. Secondary highlight was a Dainty Sulphur, my first of the year. I've amassed a lifetime of Green Comma photos this year alone but this one is by far my favorite! No Satyr Commas but also had a nice male Forcipate Emerald.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Green Comma

Green Comma

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Forcipate Emerald

Forcipate Emerald

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Aug 1 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis- my backyard
Milwaukee County

Aug 1 2010

Ron Arnold

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

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Twelve-spotted Tiger Beetle

Twelve-spotted Tiger Beetle

Brown sp.

Brown sp.

Aug 1 2010

Ryan Brady

Location: Clover field near Sanborn
Ashland County

A conservative estimate! I've never seen so many in one place. I have a poor photo showing 90+ in flight in just one corner of the field.

Aug 1 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Aug 1 2010

Eric Howe

Location: Lulu Lake Preserve
Walworth County

Casual observations during morning while traversing wetlands for loosestrife.

Aug 1 2010

Judith Pipher

Location: Glendale; on the flowers on my deck
Milwaukee County

It spent about 20 minutes, moving from flower to flower at a hanging plant on my deck. It was the largest butterfly I have ever seen, with very distinctive markings.

Aug 1 2010

C Barthman

Location: Hudson
St. Croix County

Fluttering about my garden.

Aug 1 2010

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Tie Mill Rd. and Long Lake Rd. south
Florence County

Aug 2 2010

Steven Lubahn

Location: Sheridan Park, lakeshore, lower bluff
Milwaukee County

I am familiar with duskywings which I've seen in the past in Wisconsin, but this duskywing immediately stood out with its bright white conspicuous trailing edge to the hindwing. This butterfly was very dark overall with only a mildly contrasting creamy brown median mark on the upper wings and smaller markings that make up the submarginal and post median bands. These markings were very faint and the butterfly was very dark black overall including the thorax with the exception of a clean bright white outer margin -trailing edge to the lower wings. The size of the butterfly is hard to determine as I had no immediate comparison but was the size of Duskywings I've seen in the past, give or take. It's size was closer to a crescent but probably larger. I wish I had a camera with me.

Aug 2 2010

Phil Peterson

Location: Pope Lake SNA
Waupaca County

along Knight Lane

Aug 3 2010

Nick Anich

Location: Snake Trail Rd. area
Bayfield County

My first Common Branded Skippers and Satyr Comma. Common Branded Skippers were everywhere.

Aug 3 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - my backyard
Milwaukee County

Aug 3 2010

Catherine Barthman

Location: My garden, in town, Hudson.
St. Croix County

A pair of swallowtails in the gardens today, this one is missing a piece of the wing.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 3 2010

Nick Anich

Location: SE of Clam Lake
Ashland County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

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

Aug 3 2010

Mike Reese

Location: West part of county including Greenwood Refuge
Waushara County

I saw 10+ Proctacanthus milbertii at Greenwood Refuge; all males. 5:00-7:00 pm

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Aug 3 2010

Nick Anich

Location: SE of Clam Lake
Ashland County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 3 2010

Kathy Novey

Location: Valley in Mississippi bluffs, Ferryville
Crawford County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

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

Aug 3 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Badger Prairie Park, Verona
Dane County

Clouded sulphurs and monarchs everywhere -- above, in front, sideways, behind. Very cool. Liatris was the nectar source of choice.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 4 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - trail from 97th St to 124th St/Greenfield Park
Milwaukee County

While doing my evening run/butterflying, I also had a vole cross my path and I slowly walked by a deer. We were within five feet of each other. We took careful looks at one another then I ran on.

Aug 4 2010

Tod Highsmith and Joan Braune

Location: Our front porch in Madison
Dane County

We just noticed this Monarch chrysalis yesterday, attached to the mortar between the bricks of our front porch. The caterpillar was probably nourished by the stand of swamp milkweed right below the porch.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 4 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

3:30-5:30. Not really a lot of butterflies here and so as you can see from the photos I did get distracted by the odes. First Great Spreadwings of the year.

Orange Bluet

Orange Bluet

Muskrat

Muskrat

Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher

Great Spreadwing

Great Spreadwing

Aug 5 2010

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Belmont Mound, Ipswich, Hardscrabble, Rest Area
Grant County

photo by Dorothy. Also heard 5 species of cicada, including Tibicen pruinosa (Scissorsgrinder).

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Aug 5 2010

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Windy day, then clouds moved in. For the 30 minutes the winds let up while the sun was out, the movement of butterflies was grand.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 5 2010

Heidi Hughes

Location: Village of Pepin
Pepin County

My neighbor showed me the Black Swallowtail caterpillar he found on a parsley plant while at day camp this week.

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

Aug 5 2010

Heidi Hughes

Location: County M near the Chippewa River Trail
Pepin County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Aug 5 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

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

Aug 5 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: McKee Park, Fitchburg
Dane County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 6 2010

Ryan Brady

Location: Moquah Barrens north of Ino
Bayfield County

Tons of nectar sources, with blazing star, asters, and goldenrods in all their glory, but relatively few butterflies. A beautiful day to be out though.

Aug 6 2010

Diane Milson

Location: County S in Oconto
Oconto County

This fritillary was quite faded. It was feeding on Joe-Pye Weed.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 6 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Marsh
Portage County

3:00-5:00 Lots of nectar but few butterflies. Saw lots of Promachus vertebratus including the female laying eggs in the thistle flower, but only a single P. fitchii.

Promachus vertebratus

Promachus vertebratus

Aug 6 2010

Nick Anich

Location: Hwy 55 and Pine River Rd
Forest County

Some really worn looking individuals. Common Brandeds were the only skippers I saw.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

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

Aug 6 2010

Tod Highsmith and Joan Braune

Location: Our East Side Madison front porch
Dane County

We first noticed this chrysalis a few days ago, hanging from our porch. Yesterday it was still green, but wings could be seen through it. When we checked this morning at 9:30, the chrysalis had turned completely black. A little more than an hour later, the world had a new butterfly.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 7 2010

Steven Lubahn

Location: Bender Park and Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County

The Bender Park Prairie was nice today. I found an American Snout and Silver-spotted Skipper on the beach at Warnimont Park.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 7 2010

Susan Mayer

Location: T35N R8W Section 35
Rusk County

Must have just emerged. Have been watching for them and then saw a couple today.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 7 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

Scouting trip for next Saturday's field trip. Mostly cloudy and windy 3:00. Lots of Little Yellows!

American Copper

American Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Aug 7 2010

Cassondra Manteau

Location: 1100 Block of S 76th Street
Milwaukee County

My yard: Just a quick watering this am. Saw my first Buckeye... looked a little tattered... must have had a long journey. Hung around in the lawn while I watered. Hope to see more! I planted the snap dragons just for them. :)

Aug 7 2010

Ryan Brady

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

Aug 7 2010

Ron Arnold

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

There was a lot of egg-laying activity by the Clouded Sulphurs today. I've been finding American Lady caterpillars on the Pussy-toes in my yard. They pull the leaves together with silk, which makes them quite noticeable.

American Lady caterpillar

American Lady caterpillar

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Machimus sp. with prey

Machimus sp. with prey

Aug 7 2010

Peter Fissel

Location: Wazee County Park tailings pond loop
Jackson County

Red-spotted Purples and White Admirals were all over on the road - hard to avoid running over them. Lots of Clouded and Orange Sulphurs, too. The Common Buckeye was a nice surprise that far north.

Aug 7 2010

kali kocmoud

Location: New Richmond
St. Croix County

This giant swallowtail is perching on my milkweed in the backyard. It was pretty beat up but didn't mind me in the area.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 8 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Twin Lakes Bog
Taylor County

Monarch

Monarch

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

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

Aug 8 2010

Steven Lubahn

Location: Sheridan Park
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Aug 8 2010

Susan Tatreaux

Location: Concordia Univ, Mequon, WI
Ozaukee County

Red Admiral on sunny late afternoon, very warm, on walkway that leads down to Lake Michigan.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 8 2010

Heidi Hughes

Location: County Rd M and the Chippewa Trail
Pepin County

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

Aug 8 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Mariner's Trail, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Lots of Common Green Darners and Black Saddlebags. It is always nice to see a Variegated Meadowhawk.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Variegated Meadowhawk

Variegated Meadowhawk

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 9 2010

carol campbell

Location: Mondovi
Buffalo County

Spotted in my yard. Very friendly, landed on my foot. Wish I would have had my camera. I live in town, it was flying amongst my pink coneflowers below my front porch.

Aug 9 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Half-miile south of County D, on FR 113
Taylor County

Taylor County finally gets some Lepidopterans!

Harvester

Harvester

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

Aug 9 2010

Yellow River Academy

Location: Cadott
Chippewa County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 9 2010

dave baker

Location: lake geneva
Walworth County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 9 2010

Susan Mayer

Location: T35N R8W Section 35
Rusk County

Flitting around the house

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Aug 9 2010

Victoria Lee

Location: River Falls Township
Pierce County

At Home

Aug 9 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Chiwaukee Prairie SNA
Kenosha County

Rain in the morning and the clouds didn't clear out until noon. I was really distracted more by the odes, plants, and robber flies than the butterflies. One black-form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

Holcocephala sp.

Holcocephala sp.

Holcocephala sp.

Holcocephala sp.

Holcocephala sp.

Holcocephala sp.

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

Lyre-tipped Spreadwing

Lyre-tipped Spreadwing

Promachus vertebratus

Promachus vertebratus

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 9 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Riley Lake Wildlife Area
Price County

Common Claybank Tiger Beetle

Common Claybank Tiger Beetle

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

White Admiral

White Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Harvester

Harvester

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

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

Aug 9 2010

Lorie Wesolek

Location: Stoughton
Dane County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail spotted out my front window flying around the beebalm in my front garden.

Aug 9 2010

Alex Harmon

Location: Katie's Gardens, Platteville
Grant County

Found on yellow mums

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 9 2010

Pat Fojut

Location: Brooklyn SNA , Belleville, WI
Green County

parking lot at County Rd D and County Rd DD

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

★ = New county photo record

Aug 9 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Mondreaux Avenue, 4 miles from Twin Lakes Bog SNA
Taylor County

Couldn't get a white admiral to pose so no picture. Not a great butterfly day with overcast conditions.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

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

Aug 10 2010

Kyle Johnson

Location: Bear Creek Bog (along Hwy A)
Douglas County

cloudy conditions kept butterfly activity low. Purplish Fritillaries were on the worn side...failed to find these in a grueling 3 mile+ hike through Belden Swamp earlier in the day...at least it was a wet heat!

Aug 10 2010

Rachel Tambornino

Location: Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

It landed on my zinnia patch

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 10 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - trail from 97th St to 124th St by Greenfield Park
Milwaukee County

A new species for me to see - a threesome of fiery skippers feeding! I was glad the heat didn't deter me from a midday "butterflying" four mile run.

Aug 10 2010

Eric Howe

Location: Lulu Lake Preserve
Walworth County

Casual observations from wetlands (with upland edges) while treating purple loosestrife: 0800-1800

Aug 10 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 11 2010

Rose Tiegs

Location: Hartman Segment Iceage trail.
Portage County

One fresh Karner Blue and one worn. A lot of Red Admirals, I stopped counting at 50.

American Copper

American Copper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Copper

American Copper

Aug 11 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Powell Marsh Wildlife Area
Vilas County

Mostly sunny windless day

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

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

Aug 11 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Johnson Lake Barrens & Springs SNA
Vilas County

Monarda still in blossom and lots of Lineria vulgaris--more than I've ever seen!

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

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

Aug 11 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Rainbow Wetlands SNA
Oneida County

The last image shows one and then two of the dangers of northern Wisconsin. I scared these fellows while visiting Shallow Lake in Oneida Co.

Mustard White

Mustard White

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Black Bear

Black Bear

Mustard White

Mustard White

Black Bear

Black Bear

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

Aug 12 2010

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson Property, 1/2 mile south of Chaseburg on our driveway off of Hwy K.
Vernon County

I was walking across our creek bed when I noticed a little dark spreadwing fluttering around my feet. I stopped to watch it and it landed within 1 foot of my feet. The hindwings were a solid chocolate brown with a solid white fringe on the entire lower edge. The forewing was patterned and had a group of 4-5 tiny white spots about 1/4 inch in from the tip and just in from the front edge of each wing. Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me.....

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 12 2010

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Much nicer this week. No winds, few clouds, warm temps and more than a day since it rained last. Chasing whites the last few trips finally paid off.

Checkered White

Checkered White

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Aug 12 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Glocke Lake SNA
Oconto County

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

★ = New county photo record

Aug 12 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Gov Thompson State Park
Marinette County

Dry, hot day, with many stretches of open sand rich with tiger beetles.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

White Admiral

White Admiral

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

★ = New county photo record

Aug 12 2010

Michelle Zjala Winter

Location: East Green Bay
Brown County

Aug 13 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Peshtigo River Harbor, SE of Peshtigo
Marinette County

Sightings from three locations, Hemlock Curve Trail, then Peshtigo Harbor Wildlife Area, then Lake Michigan shoreline where Peshtigo River flows in. And I saw more tiger beetles at Hemlock Curve but don't have time to send pics.

American Copper

American Copper

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Viceroy

Viceroy

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

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

Aug 13 2010

Nick Anich

Location: Hwy 55
Forest County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 13 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

During the half hour or so between the gentle morning rains and the heavy afternoon downpours, the sun came out, I happened to be outside, and I saw some butterflies. Didn't expect that on a rainy day.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 14 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Nat'l Forest between FR 2117 and Mountain Lakes Road, 1/4 ;mile from HWY 32
Oconto County

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 14 2010

Ryan Brady

Location: Mud Lake Bog in Chequamegon National Forest
Ashland County

Mid-August not a very good time for bog butterflies and this trip proved it. Highlight was several Subarctic Darners, a new county record.

Subarctic Darner

Subarctic Darner

Subarctic Darner

Subarctic Darner

Aug 14 2010

SWBA Field Trip

Location: East of Jones Lake Rd.
Grant County

Aug 14 2010

Cynthia Rudolph

Location: Road America, turn 5
Sheboygan County

A Common Buckeye butterfly was very lethargic in the hot humid weather. My 2 1/2 year old granddaughter had a 5 minute opportunity to look at it very closely. A wonderful thing to watch!

Aug 14 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Badger Prairie Park, Verona
Dane County

Surrounded by monarchs. Many painted ladies. Also saw quite a few of one of my favorite moths, the Virginia ctenucha.

Virginia Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 14 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - my yard
Milwaukee County

Aug 14 2010

John Eberhardy

Location: Villiage of Sussex in my back yard
Waukesha County

Was watching for butterfly's as I usually do and noticed the beautiful fellow fluttering along and then landed on my cone flowers.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 14 2010

Lois Ballard

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Only a few butterflies seen, mostly in a gravel area.

Question Mark

Question Mark

American Snout

American Snout

Question Mark

Question Mark

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

Aug 14 2010

Heidi Hughes

Location: County M to Chippewa River State Trail
Pepin County

pa

pa

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Checkered White

Checkered White

Blues

Blues

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

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

Aug 14 2010

Ron Arnold

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

I had just taken some photos of the Crescents and hit the power button on the camera as I turned around, and an otter was crossing the road behind me. By the time I got the camera turned back on, the otter had slipped into the water and went under. This was only the 3rd time I've seen an otter in the wild.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 14 2010

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area and SNA
Iowa County

Many, many Little Yellows and Eastern Tailed-Blues on the road at westernmost section. One Gray Hairstreak liked Karl Legler's shirt (photo by Tod Highsmith).

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Little Yellows

Little Yellows

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

Aug 14 2010

Susan Tatreaux

Location: Ozaukee Bike Trail, just south of Highland Rd in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Warm, sunny day - just biking along and stopped by a bridge that goes over part of Pigeon Creek. There it was - dazzling me. I had to go on long zoom because I couldn't get down to where it was.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 14 2010

Aaron Carlson

Location: Maiden Rock Bluff State Natural Area
Pepin County

Resting on grass in the prairie.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 15 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road, 1/2 mile from Hwy 32
Oconto County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

★ = New county photo record

Aug 15 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Grand River Marsh
Marquette County

I also saw several large Fritillaries. The Skimming Bluet has an unusual exclamation mark pattern on the thorax.

Skimming Bluet

Skimming Bluet

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 15 2010

Lois Ballard

Location: My cottage between Wautoma and Neshkoro
Waushara County

A beautiful day, finally nice enough to spend some time outside without getting eaten by mosquitoes! I've wanted to see a Buckeye ever since I first became interested in butterflies and saw my first today. Have seen an enormous number of monarch caterpillars but only spotted one chrysalis so far. Saw this green caterpillar today, I think it's a Clouded Sulfur.

milkweed tussock caterpillar

milkweed tussock caterpillar

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Clouded Sulphur caterpillar

Clouded Sulphur caterpillar

Aug 15 2010

Ron Arnold

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

Windy today. I spent 45 minutes chasing the skippers around my oregano patch. I would see them briefly and then they disappeared. They were uncooperative for photos and difficult to see with binoculars.

Nodding Lady's-Tresses

Nodding Lady's-Tresses

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 15 2010

Steven Lubahn

Location: Wind Point
Racine County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Viceroy

Viceroy

American Lady

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

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

Aug 15 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: HWY W west of Mountain, near Temple Lake
Oconto County

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

moth

moth

★ = New county photo record

Aug 15 2010

Dan Foster

Location: Germantown - Backyard
Washington County

Interesting weekend in my backyard in that Northern Crescents have been in abundance. Spotted some Eastern Tigers, well-worn at this point in the season. Stepped out to my patio Friday to see a dragonfly grounded because of a piece of leaf detritus stuck to one wingtip by what looked to be spider web material. Freed the wing and let it go on its 'skeeter eatin' way.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

★ = New county photo record

Aug 15 2010

Cynthia Rudolph

Location: Public Beach, Elkhart Lake
Sheboygan County

Red Admiral butterfly flying low and slow and bouncing off the wet sand near the shore.

Aug 15 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 16 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Navarino Wildlife Area
Shawano County

Mostly cloudy and windy.

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 16 2010

Terrence J. Doyle

Location: 2517 Upham Street
Dane County

Feeding on chocolate mint in my back yard.

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Aug 16 2010

Daniel Jackson

Location: Prairie area near sewage treatment ponds in Stoddard
Vernon County

Also spotted a White-lined Sphinx Moth. I had a few at my house near Chaseburg yesterday.

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

White-lined Sphinx Moth

White-lined Sphinx Moth

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

Aug 16 2010

Cudworth Family

Location: Williams Bay
Walworth County

Black-form female

Aug 17 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Governor Thompson State Park
Marinette County

Hiked several trails, but despite plenty of nectar sources, there were few butterflies.

Aug 17 2010

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Pickerel Lake Fen
Walworth County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 17 2010

Connie Stout

Location: Village of Biron, garden on Williams St
Wood County

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

★ = New county photo record

Aug 17 2010

J Nelson

Location: Racine
Racine County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Aug 17 2010

Ryan Brady

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

Aug 18 2010

Aaron Carlson

Location: Devil's Punchbowl County Park
Dunn County

In a small prairie by the parking lot.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 18 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Flambeau River State Forest
Sawyer County

Cloudy and cool.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 18 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

My first day back to work and it is good to be back in Wisconsin. I saw more Fiery Skippers today than in my 2 week vacation in Florida. Butterflying in Florida wasn't as good this summer as last. I heard that the very cold weather in January and February caused the low numbers this year.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 18 2010

Joan Braune

Location: My yard and neighborhood on the east side of Madison
Dane County

We also have all stages of Monarchs in our garden - I watched the adult female lay eggs, found 4 caterpillars of very different sizes and we have 5 chrysalids attached to our porch.

Aug 18 2010

Jon Radloff

Location: southwest of the intersection of PB and M, Verona
Dane County

Aug 18 2010

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Sandy Knoll Park, West Bend
Washington County

35 monarch caterpillars were collected to raise at home. Only adults are counted in the sighting list.

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

Aug 18 2010

Aaron Carlson

Location: SW part of Menomonie
Dunn County

Resting on a cultivated pitcher plant (Sarracenia).

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 18 2010

Grant Stevens

Location: Cedarburg
Ozaukee County

This tiger swallowtail landed on a zinnia.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 18 2010

J Nelson

Location: Hawthorn Hallows, off 31
Kenosha County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Aug 18 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Navarino Wildlife Area
Shawano County

I'm not sure if the one photo shows a Pearl Crescent or a Northern. I thought Pearl because the hindwing above lacks the larger orange region.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Aug 18 2010

Mark Dilley

Location: UW-Arboretum
Dane County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 19 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Milwaukee County Grounds
Milwaukee County

I last visited here on July 26th and the numbers were very different today. Many fewer Whites and Sulphurs. The female Black Swallowtails were laying eggs on Queen Anne's Lace. I was congratulating myself on sneaking up on a Pearl Crescent and getting a great close-up, when I discovered that it had been a victim of an Ambush Bug.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 19 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Tenney Park in Madison
Dane County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 19 2010

Daniel Jackson

Location: Empty lot at NE corner of intersection of Mason St and Hwy 35 in Onalaska
La Crosse County

I was out looking for dragonflies and noticed a few species of butterflies and other goodies.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

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

Aug 19 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Wingra Creek, Madison
Dane County

I stopped at Wingra Creek in between errands and was pleasantly surprised to see so many butterflies and a chickweed geometer moth in a very short span of time.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Chickweed Geometer

Chickweed Geometer

Aug 19 2010

Daniel Jackson

Location: Sand Prairie area between Stoddard sewage treatment ponds and the road 50 yards to the east. This is about 150 yards east of the Stoddard boat landing.
Vernon County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Aug 19 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Douglas County State Wildlife Area
Douglas County

Sunny! Surprised to still see a Pink-edged Sulphur. Five species of tiger beetles in 100 yard section of trail including the Cow Path which I haven't seen outside of central Wisconsin.

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle

Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle

Cow Path Tiger Beetle

Cow Path Tiger Beetle

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

★ = New county photo record

Aug 19 2010

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth and Lake Marion, Mazomanie
Dane County

The pearl crescent, orange sulpher, and red admiral were only seen at Lake Marion. The checkered skipper and was only seen in Black Earth.

Aug 19 2010

Nick Anich

Location: west of Alvin
Forest County

Aug 20 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Avoca Prairie SNA
Iowa County

A very harrowing 6.5 hour trip through the prairie that was more a swamp. Much of Avoca is underwater and travel there should remain on OBVIOUS trails.

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

★ = New county photo record

Aug 20 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

Lots of butterflies in 20 minutes. Very cool.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 20 2010

Terrence J. Doyle

Location: 2517 Upham St., Madison
Dane County

Feeding on chocolate mint in my back yard.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 20 2010

Michel Watson

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

Seen in flower garden, it poor wings looked as if they have seen better days. Especially the right wing.

Aug 20 2010

Grant Stevens

Location: Cedarburg
Ozaukee County

The tiger swallowtails adore my Zinnias, and monarchs like to land on the Red Milkweed. The red admiral landed on the phlox.

Aug 21 2010

J Nelson

Location: Racine. Prarie Area along Lake M. Across from DeKovin Center and near the water treatment plant On Main Street
Racine County

Area recently cut. Few butterflies today.

Chickweed Geometer Moth

Chickweed Geometer Moth

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Aug 21 2010

Ron Arnold

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

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Golden Digger Wasp

Great Golden Digger Wasp

Five-lined Skink

Five-lined Skink

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milkweed Bug nymphs

Milkweed Bug nymphs

Aug 21 2010

Steve Engber and Ginny Nelson

Location: Holland Sand Prairie
La Crosse County

Aug 21 2010

Rose Tiegs

Location: Home in Oneida
Outagamie County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 21 2010

Susan

Location: Just west of Reedsburg, WI on Rt 33
Sauk County

There are swarms of a small yellow butterfly on what appears to be a field of clover. They are just west of town on Rt 33 by some fields of sunflowers. It is truly an amazing sight! They are everywhere!

Aug 21 2010

Joan Braune

Location: Olbrich Garden in Madison
Dane County

We also saw several Great Spreadwing damselflies.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 21 2010

Grant Stevens

Location: My backyard, Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

Aug 21 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

Clouds early and then mostly sunny. I mainly walked the roads and when the sun came out it was spectacular again this week.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 22 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Brockway Rd. area
Jackson County

Beautiful day with little wind, temps in the low 80s, no clouds, but really few butterflies. I was surprised to see two Wild Indigo Duskywings.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Aug 22 2010

J Nelson

Location: Racine Dominican Retreat Center, Siena Center on Erie Street, Racine
Racine County

Beautiful day but windy. A Bumble bee and an active flock of 5-8 American Goldfinches playing in the prairie.

bumble bee

bumble bee

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Aug 22 2010

Ryan Brady

Location: Sioux Beach north of Washburn
Bayfield County

Casual obs while lounging on the shores of L. Superior. Neither of these species are all that common here, though this year they have been present in above average numbers.

Aug 22 2010

Ryan Brady

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

Also had 5 species of tiger beetles -- Boreal Long-lipped, N. Barrens, Big Sand, Oblique-lined, and Cow Path.

Aug 22 2010

Stan Rehm

Location: Goose Lake Park, Fitchburg/Verona border
Dane County

These sightings during a 2-hr walk at the "far side" (SW corner) of the park. In ten years of walking this park, I have never before seen so many butterflies - esp BSTs, which were numerous and active.

[There were 30+ Crescents, but I wasn't able to enumerate Pearls vs Northerns; got pix of each.]

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 22 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Avoca Prairie, unnamed road on US 80/133
Iowa County

Amazing butterflying!

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

American Snout

American Snout

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 22 2010

Daniel Jackson

Location: Espe Pond Fishing Area, Hwy 27 between Leon and Melvina
Monroe County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 22 2010

Grant Stevens

Location: Cedarburg
Ozaukee County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 22 2010

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

The tiger swallowtail was a dark form female.

Aug 22 2010

Tod Highsmith and Joan Braune

Location: East Side Madison
Dane County

Not bad for a 25 min. walk along Yahara Place Park!

Aug 22 2010

Betsy Bartelt

Location: Johnny Jolly Trail, off of Star Route Rd., near Bayfield
Bayfield County

At least 3 individuals, in open sandy area.

Aug 22 2010

Jeanette Klodzen

Location: Muralt Bluff SNA
Green County

Aug 22 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Kletzsch Park
Milwaukee County

A birding trip which produced my first Least Skippers of the year feeding on yellow mustard.

Aug 23 2010

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Windy day made it difficult. Temps were hot, mostly sunny. Found pockets of butterflies where wind sheltered.

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

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

Aug 23 2010

Grant Stevens

Location: A field in Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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

Aug 23 2010

jreichhoff

Location: 20 1/2 ave hwy25 intersection
Barron County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 23 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Went out too early (7:30 am) for many butterflies, but found several Monarch caterpillars and one woolly caterpillar eating invasive burdock.

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Virginian Tiger Moth caterpillar?

Virginian Tiger Moth caterpillar?

Aug 24 2010

Joan Braune

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

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

★ = New county photo record

Aug 24 2010

Daniel Jackson

Location: Empty Lot NE of the corner of Mason St and Hwy 35 in Onalaska
La Crosse County

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Aug 24 2010

Grant Stevens

Location: Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Aug 24 2010

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Newell and Ann Meyer Preserve
Waukesha County

Dozens of clouded sulphurs were out, many on thistle at the edge of a soybean field along Highway 67. This white female was quite distinct from the yellow males.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Aug 25 2010

Sue Reindollar and Ginny Nelson

Location: Governor Nelson State Park
Dane County

Aug 25 2010

Ryan Brady

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

9:00 am observations. Cool and windy.

Aug 25 2010

Chris Hovda

Location: Wausau, WI
Marathon County

Aug 25 2010

Daniel Jackson

Location: Sand prairie area between Stoddard sewage lagoons and the road 50 yards to the east.
Vernon County

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

American Copper

American Copper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

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

Aug 25 2010

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Village of Eagle
Waukesha County

This fritillary was in a construction area where a new trail is being built to link Eagle Elementary School and the village library. Heavy construction equipment was operating nearby.

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Aug 25 2010

Grant Stevens

Location: A field in Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

The Eastern Tailed Blue I spotted was really beat up and had lost its "tails".

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Aug 25 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Observations made while removing Burdock this morning. The Giant Hyssop flowers were very popular among the Monarchs. One thistle which had both flowers and seeds was shared by a G.S. Fritillary, a S-S Skipper and a Goldfinch.

Aug 26 2010

Terrence J. Doyle

Location: 2517 Upham St., Madison
Dane County

Feeding on chocolate mint in my back yard.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 26 2010

Ann Thering

Location: Back Yard
Dane County

Aug 26 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Rhinelander - Foster and Smith pet store
Oneida County

Aug 26 2010

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg school yard next to alfalfa field
Dane County

If anyone wants eggs of clouded sulphurs for children to raise, they are available in abundance on clover leaves this week.

Clouded Sulphur eggs

Clouded Sulphur eggs

Aug 26 2010

J Nelson

Location: Hospital Grounds in Racine.
Racine County

It was such a beautiful day I had to go out on my lunch hour. Very few butterflies. I walked the edge of the grounds by uncut prairie vegetation and cattails.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Giant Spreadwing

Giant Spreadwing

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 26 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Verona, Badger Prairie Park
Dane County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 26 2010

Joan Braune

Location: a short walk in the neighborhood on Madison' east side
Dane County

Aug 26 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Hook Lake Savannah, Town of Dunn
Dane County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 26 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 26 2010

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Cool morning caused slow warm up of butterflies. More wind than I like, but less than monday. All monarchs were moving south. New hatch of Eastern Commas

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 26 2010

Holly Jewell

Location: Sturgeon Bay
Door County

In my garden, feeding primarily on verbena bonariensis and butterfly bush.

Aug 27 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

Same location as yesterday, but a different time of day (noon today vs late afternoon yesterday). Clouded Sulphurs still rule, but I saw a few different butterflies and two moths. I'd never seen the white-striped black moth before. Very small, less than an inch long.

White-striped Black Moth

White-striped Black Moth

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 27 2010

Jeannette Fenton

Location: Red Cedar Water Fowl Prduction Area, (E7140 610th Ave Elk mound wi 54739)
Dunn County

My 3 yr. old son and I raised 12 out of 13 Monarch this year! I even got to see the transformation from caterpillar to chrysalis! I also have a video of it on my phone. In addition, the milkweed we picked had larva on it that is why we had 13 caterpillars! I was amazed at the stages and so happy to share it with my son.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 27 2010

Daniel Jackson

Location: Empty Lot at NE corner of intersection of Mason Street and Hwy 35 in Onalaska.
La Crosse County

Aug 27 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Rocky Run Oak Savanna SNA
Columbia County

Lots of Clouded Sulphurs!

Black Saddlebags

Black Saddlebags

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Clouded Sulphurs

Clouded Sulphurs

Clouded Sulphurs

Clouded Sulphurs

Aug 27 2010

Jeff Raflik

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

Although quite breezy, butterfly activity was very productive once I got behind the main building. I also easily found three Monarch Caterpillars in the two minute time frame that I looked for them. I was restricted to the trails because of NUMOROUS black and yellow spiders in their large orb webs (not the common Garden Spiders that I'm used to).

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 27 2010

Karrie Herschberger

Location: 4 miles east of Coloma
Waushara County

We have several of these every year that hang out with the sulphurs

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 27 2010

Karl and Dorothy Legler, Joan Braune, Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

The Funereal Duskywing was very cooperative. It stayed nectaring on the same plant for about 45 minutes.

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Aug 27 2010

Ann Thering

Location: Back Yard
Dane County

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Aug 28 2010

Terry Leasa

Location: Hobb's Woods Prairie
Fond du Lac County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

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

Aug 28 2010

Dreux Watermolen

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy, Middleton
Dane County

This was a SWBA field trip. 14 people. We also saw a Monarch caterpillar, and Clouded Sulphur laying interesting eggs. The American Snout and Little Yellow were new records for the Conservancy.

Aug 28 2010

Daniel Jackson

Location: Wyalusing State Park
Grant County

Aug 28 2010

Grant Stevens

Location: My backyard, a field, and Johnson's Plant Nursery Cedarburg,WI,
Ozaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 28 2010

Katy Overstreet

Location: Bailey's Harbor, WI at the Gordon Lodge by the even t center
Door County

We saw a Red Admiral and photographed it. It was enjoying the midmorning sunlight and the Agastache foeniculum along with many monarchs, whites, sulfurs, and viceroys. We saw just one Red Admiral.

Aug 28 2010

Ron Arnold

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

The Red Admiral was perfectly camouflaged against the trunk of a tamarack tree.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Twelve-spotted Tiger Beetle

Twelve-spotted Tiger Beetle

Aug 28 2010

Karrie Herschberger

Location: 4 miles east of Coloma
Waushara County

American Copper

American Copper

Aug 29 2010

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - my backyard and trail from 97th to 124th
Milwaukee County

Aug 29 2010

Karrie Herschberger

Location: 4 miles East of Coloma
Waushara County

With the wet summer we have a pond where there never was one, this seems to have brought in NUMEROUS puddlers, the eastern tailed blues are TOO plentiful to count along with the orange and clouded sulfurs

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

American Copper

American Copper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 29 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

The Tiger Swallowtail was a very worn dark phase female.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 29 2010

Ron Arnold

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

Most of the Monarchs were seen while nectaring on goldenrod. I also saw a greater fritillary nectaring about 10 feet away. At first it looked like a Great Spangled, and with a second look I thought Aphrodite. It wouldn't hold still and I was hoping for a third look to make it 2 out of 3 for an ID, but it took off in a big hurry.

Aug 29 2010

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Lions Den Gorge Nature Preserve, Grafton, WI
Ozaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 29 2010

Paulette Machut

Location: My back yard Plymouth
Sheboygan County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

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

Aug 29 2010

Paulette Machut

Location: My back yard Plymouth,WI
Sheboygan County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

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

Aug 30 2010

Ken Wood

Location: private residence
Dane County

At least 5 or 6 caterpillars and 2 groups of eggs were found.

Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar

Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar

Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar

Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar

Aug 30 2010

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Southwest corner of the county, Cassville area including Nelson Dewey St. Pk.
Grant County

Heavy overcast. Both Duskywings were fairly worn.

Columbine Duskywing

Columbine Duskywing

Aug 30 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Madison, Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 30 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Rotary Gardens, Janesville
Rock County

Fiery Skippers everywhere!

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Aug 31 2010

Ginny Nelson

Location: Stricker's Pond in Middleton
Dane County

Aug 31 2010

Theresa M Pericak

Location: On the ridge above Chaseburg
Vernon County

Aug 31 2010

Grant Stevens

Location: My backyard in Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

More butterflies, such as the Great Spangled Fritillary have been appearing since I purchased a butterfly bush.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 31 2010

Lori Artiomow

Location: backyard garden, Racine
Racine County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Aug 31 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County