Butterfly sightings for September 2010

Sep 1 2010

Susan Osheim

Location: Marion, WI backyard rock garden
Waupaca County

☆ = New county sighting record

Sep 1 2010

Daniel Jackson

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

Sep 1 2010

Daniel Jackson

Location: Scrub area behind L. B. White at 411 Mason St, Onalaska
La Crosse County

Sep 1 2010

Jason Miller

Location: Appleton
Calumet County

Found in my yard on a butterfly bush

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

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

Sep 2 2010

Mike Langer

Location: Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee County

Red Admirals frequenting a neighbors pear tree and the over ripe fruit, about 2 weeks now.

Sep 4 2010

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson Property, 1/2 mile south of Chaseburg on east side of CTH K
Vernon County

Sep 4 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Cool and windy today. Most of the Monarchs were seen along the south side of a woods. The Painted Lady is the first I've seen in 3 years. The Red Admirals and the Painted Lady looked very fresh.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 4 2010

J Nelson

Location: small clearing in River Bend Nature Center in Racine by the Root River across from the Racine Airport
Racine County

Cool and very windy. Partially cloudy. Two Meadowhawks seen in woods and two Common Green Darners at the meadow before the nature center.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Meadowhawk

Meadowhawk

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Sep 4 2010

Kathy Novey

Location: Along gravel road in valley of Mississippi bluffs
Crawford County

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Sep 4 2010

Grant Stevens

Location: My backyard, Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

Lots of monarch caterpillars on butterflyweed.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch caterpillars

Monarch caterpillars

Sep 4 2010

J. Simon

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

There were plenty of monarchs around the flowers, but I spotted these eight clinging to a branch together. Resting up for the migration, I suppose!

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 4 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Verona, Badger Prairie Park
Dane County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 4 2010

Diane Milson

Location: County S in Oconto
Oconto County

The thistle was a very popular place today! A Monarch emerged from the chrysalis on the side of my garage yesterday (day 13).

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch chyrsalis

Monarch chyrsalis

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Sep 4 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Greenwood Refuge and other areas in western Waushara County
Waushara County

Cool and windy. Most of the Monarchs were in areas with sun but protected from the wind.

Sep 5 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Lots of people taking photos and smiling at the Monarchs. I made actual counts of the largest groups of Monarchs, most of which were feeding on goldenrod, so the total is probably very conservative. Can you find the Viceroy in the photo labeled Viceroy?

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

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☆ = New county sighting record

Sep 5 2010

Ron Arnold

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

There was lots of nectaring today and the butterflies were easily approached for photos. The spider photo is a composite of photos of the front and back of the same spider.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

American Copper

Red Admirals, Monarch

Red Admirals, Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Banded Argiope

Banded Argiope

Sep 5 2010

J Nelson

Location: Hathorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum routh 31 Kenosha county
Kenosha County

Partially cloudy and cool, light wind. (Bad for Mosquitoes, good for us!) Few butterflies, mostly monarchs in the meadows, too many to count.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Sep 5 2010

Holly Jewell

Location: Sturgeon Bay
Door County

Feeding on verbena bonariensis in my garden for quite some time.

Sep 5 2010

Grant Stevens

Location: My backyard, Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

Lots of Monarchs! I also saw a Snowberry Clearwing.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Sep 6 2010

Peter Fissel

Location: Horicon Marsh - Dike Rd. area
Dodge County

Good Monarch day - many were seen feeding on goldenrod

Sep 6 2010

Grant Stevens

Location: My backyard, Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

American Lady

American Lady

★ = New county photo record

Sep 6 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Whitefish Bay Library Garden
Milwaukee County

The Library Garden does it again! I knew that this Hairstreak was a good sighting, but I didn't know how good until I got home and checked my photo against the field guide. Just goes to show that even on a casual walk to return your library books, you should always carry a camera.

White M Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

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

Sep 6 2010

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Near Ice Age Trail on Hwy 28 in Kewaskum
Washington County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

☆ = New county sighting record

Sep 8 2010

Ellen Liberto

Location: N5339 370th Street, Menomonie Wisconsin 54751
Dunn County

My friend Tracy and I were having tea in my garden. As she was leaving we sighted a Giant Swallowtail at the top of our waterfall hovering over large red Sedum plant. What a beautiful sight for us to share. A perfect ending to a lovely visit!!

Sep 8 2010

Daniel Jackson

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

One very late, female Delaware Skipper.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Sep 8 2010

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Pope Farm Park
Dane County

The painted lady was seen in Black Earth, the rest at Pope Farm Park west of Madison.

Sep 8 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Monarchs everywhere! What a beautiful morning.

Sep 8 2010

Ron Arnold

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

The Buckeyes were aggressively chasing any other butterflies that got too close. The Coppers had the most hindwing blue scaling that I've ever seen. The blue scaling forms spots above the orange band.

American Copper

American Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

American Copper

Sep 9 2010

Jeff Raflik

Location: Marsh Haven Nature Center, Hwy 49, Three Miles East Of Waupun
Fond du Lac County

Barely hit 70 degrees, and almost calm. Lots of butterfly activity.... just had to pay attention for anything besides monarchs, sulphurs, and whites. The female eastern-tailed blue (with no tails) was laying eggs on alfalfa flowers.

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Sep 9 2010

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake Wildlife Area along the gravel & sand roads.
Burnett County

Cool & breezy in the morning. I was surprised to see a Karner among the E.T. Blues.
Also saw 2 Celery Looper moths.

Celery Looper

Celery Looper

Blues

Blues

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Sep 9 2010

Cherity Foat

Location: Honey Creek Township
Sauk County

Saw this lovely guy in our front yard. We live in a highly wooded area, near Natural Bridge State Park.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Sep 9 2010

Dan Foster

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

My first visit to this sprawling park that I was unaware of. Limited species, but loaded with them.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Sep 9 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my properety in the town of Seneca
Wood County

I keep a few herbs growing in a pot on my deck and I've noticed lately that the parsley has been dwindling. Today I found out why when I discovered the Black Swallowtail caterpillar.

Autumn Meadowhawk

Autumn Meadowhawk

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

American Copper

American Copper

Sep 9 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Milwaukee County Grounds
Milwaukee County

When I first arrived at 8:30 am, most of the butterflies were still resting in the low grasses and purple clover. As I walked through the meadow the abundant butterflies raised up and flew a few feet before settling again.

Sep 9 2010

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Nine Springs Eway near Madison
Dane County

Sep 10 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

These were casual observations while mowing and doing yard work.

Sep 10 2010

Ron Arnold

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

My last Dainty Sulphur sighting was 3 years ago. This one was difficult to photograph because the wind kept disturbing it.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

★ = New county photo record

Sep 10 2010

Esjay and K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Very windy and cloudy most of the day. Distracted by moose sighting on the meadows. Found tracks.

Sep 11 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Horicon Marsh
Dodge County

Walked a trail from parking lot off Hwy. 49. Very windy.

caterpillar

caterpillar

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Sep 11 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Sep 11 2010

Janna Brausen

Location: My backyard in Oregon, WI
Dane County

There were a large number of Monarch's hanging from a White Pine on my property line, which is adjacent to a field.

Monarchs

Monarchs

Monarchs

Monarchs

Monarchs

Monarchs

Sep 11 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Bowling Green Park, Horicon
Dodge County

I stopped for about an hour here after the sun came out to look for Fiery Skippers. They were all males and nectaring mainly clovers and dandelions.

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

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

Sep 12 2010

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: west side of Green Bay
Brown County

Spotted on my sister-in-laws butterfly bush, Oneida Street, Green Bay.

☆ = New county sighting record

Sep 12 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Muralt Bluff SNA
Green County

I found a field with a lot of orange sulphurs.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Sep 12 2010

Douglas Buege

Location: Magnolia Bluff County Park
Rock County

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Sep 12 2010

Grant Stevens

Location: My backyard, Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

Tons of butterflies!

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Orange Mint Moth

Orange Mint Moth

★ = New county photo record

Sep 12 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

Along the bike path there were hundreds of Monarchs (with a few other butterflies) on the masses of flowers on the Japanese Knotweed. I don't know how to reconcile my animosity to this invasive as a member of the land stewardship crew at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center and the plant's obvious attractiveness to Lepidoptera.

butterflies on Japanese Knotweed

butterflies on Japanese Knotweed

Sep 12 2010

Phil Peterson

Location: Pope Lake SNA
Waupaca County

Sep 12 2010

Daniel Jackson

Location: Prairie area east of Stoddard Boat Landing and between the sewage treatment lagoons and the road
Vernon County

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

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

Sep 12 2010

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson property 1/2 mile south of Chaseburg on east side of CTH K
Vernon County

Sep 12 2010

Mike Reese

Location: St. Joseph Church flower bed, Friendship
Adams County

Looking for Fiery Skippers.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

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

Sep 12 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Petenwell Dam area
Juneau County

Kind of beat up American Lady!

American Lady

American Lady

★ = New county photo record

Sep 12 2010

Nick Anich

Location: G. W. Mead Wildlife Area
Marathon County

also a comma and a dark swallowtail I didn't get much of a look at. Lots of good flowers around.

Sep 12 2010

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Indian Lake County Park
Dane County

The Gray Comma was on Tod's sock! The Black Swallowtail was unusual looking.

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Sep 12 2010

Joan Braune

Location: yard on the north side of Madison
Dane County

Sep 12 2010

Ryan Brady

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

A much better day than I expected. My first-ever Little Yellow -- I almost expected one in July/Aug but had given up on seeing one up here this year. Also an extremely late but very fresh N. Pearly-Eye. And to cap off what has been a crazy year for Green Comma, this individual was in my backyard and at one point even on my deck!

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Green Comma

Green Comma

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Sep 12 2010

J Nelson

Location: Racine Zoo on Lake Michigan, Racine WI
Racine County

Beautiful day. light breeze, sunny. Common Green Darner swarm over the zoo today. Couldn't get a good photo. Many Fiery Skippers.

Monarch

Monarch

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 12 2010

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Chiwaukee Prairie and Hawthorne Hollow
Kenosha County

Many migrating dragonflies: Hundreds of Common Green Darners and some Black Saddlebags and occasional Red Saddlebags.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Sep 12 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Sep 12 2010

Stan Rehm

Location: SW part of Goose Lake Park off Verona Road
Dane County

Half of the Monarch sightings were late instar caterpillars.

Sep 13 2010

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Lots of Sulphurs on the yellow flowers made a lovely sight of many shades of yellow on yellow.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Sep 13 2010

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Pretty windy but it was a pleasant day. I just walked along the gravel and sand roads.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Question Mark

Question Mark

Sep 14 2010

Kathy Novey

Location: Gravel road in valley of Mississippi bluffs
Crawford County

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

★ = New county photo record

Sep 14 2010

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Our flower garden
Sauk County

We have a nettle patch specifically for butterflies. It will be interesting to see if the Milberts will stay here over winter.

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

★ = New county photo record

Sep 15 2010

Stan Rehm

Location: The hayfield at Waubesa Wetlands SNA
Dane County

Also two Ladies, but I couldn't see their "eyes." And two Wooly Bears and a Yellow Bear caterpillar.

Sep 15 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, McKee Park
Dane County

Clouded Sulphurs everywhere. The highlight was a bunch of skippers on a large aster bush. Also a great blue heron was just hanging around looking photogenic.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sep 17 2010

Tod Highsmith and Joan Braune

Location: TNC Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Sep 17 2010

K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Clouds and temps in the low to mid 50s don't make for great butterflying.

Checkered White

Checkered White

Sep 17 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

One painted lady sat calmly on the cement near my feet, allowing for some good viewing and photo opportunities.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Sep 18 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Wautoma City Parks
Waushara County

Only the third year I have seen Fiery Skippers here.

Red Saddlebags

Red Saddlebags

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 18 2010

Ron Arnold

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

It was cool today, but the sun was out for awhile and so were the butterflies. This is a new late sighting date for me for Least Skippers. I've been waiting for days to get a photo of a recently emerged adult Milkweed Bug. The 2 Fiery Skippers today were only the 2nd and 3rd ones that I've ever seen. The 1st was 3 years ago before I had a camera. I didn't see the spider on the Aster with the Fiery Skipper until I was working with the photo. The spider did not get the skipper.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Milkweed Bugs

Milkweed Bugs

Milkweed Bugs

Milkweed Bugs

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

American Copper

American Copper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Sep 18 2010

Susan Mayer

Location: T35N R8W Section 35
Rusk County

Haven't seen this species here before.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

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

Sep 19 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Horicon Marsh
Dodge County

Cool, cloudy, with some sprinkles. Not a lot of insects but I did see some very different ones, including a strange fly and moth, and a Spotted Lady Beetle eating a fly.

Sepedon sp.

Sepedon sp.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

moth

moth

Spotted Lady Beetle

Spotted Lady Beetle

Sep 19 2010

Ryan Brady

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

My first Checkered White in Bayfield County since ~2002! Nice fall colors have arrived...

Checkered White

Checkered White

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Checkered White

Checkered White

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Sep 19 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

The Monarchs were back after being absent yesterday.

Sep 21 2010

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Farm
Marquette County

The first Common Checkered-Skipper I have been able to photograph. This one is a female.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

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

Sep 21 2010

Daniel Jackson

Location: Around pond at Veteran's Memorial Park, West Salem
La Crosse County

2 female Canada Darners seen ovipositing at the edge of the pond

Canada Darner

Canada Darner

Sep 21 2010

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Mequon Business Park; Intersection of Buntrock and W Industrial Drive in Mequon
Ozaukee County

A red admiral was at this location AT LEAST from10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., sunning itself in today's warmer air, preferring the Sedum flowers.

Sep 21 2010

Grant Stevens

Location: my backyard, Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

Warm day. In addition to the butterflies, I also spotted a white lined sphinx moth.

White-lined Sphinx

White-lined Sphinx

Sep 21 2010

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Horicon Marsh DNR Visitor Center trail
Dodge County

Two hours, temps in the 70's, quite a bit of sun, moderate breeze. Nothing unusual seen.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Sep 21 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my yard in the town of Seneca
Wood County

I looked outside and saw two sulphurs circling each other, nothing unusual about that except that one was a Clouded and one was a Dainty. It was rather funny to see.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Sep 22 2010

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area and SNA
Iowa County

Overcast. Sleepy Orange in the background.

Sulphurs

Sulphurs

Sep 22 2010

Terrence J. Doyle

Location: 2517 Upham St., Madison
Dane County

Feeding on New England asters beside my house. Not easily disturbed.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 23 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

Lower 80's but overcast and windy. I wasn't expecting many butterflies, but I did manage to see 7 monarchs leisurely nectaring on 3 different types of plants (butterfly bush, aster, and Verbena bonariensis), 5 cabbage whites flitting around like cabbage whites do, and 1 frantic painted lady who didn't stay in one place longer than a few seconds.

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 25 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Verona, Badger Prairie Park
Dane County

Sunny and 55 degrees. Pleased to see a common buckeye. Also a neat dragonfly, a red saddlebags, I believe.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Red Saddlebags

Red Saddlebags

Sep 25 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Horicon Marsh, DNR land
Dodge County

Mostly cloudy and cool. The sun started coming out as I was leaving.

Lance-tipped Darner

Lance-tipped Darner

Sep 25 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Menominee Park Zoo area, Oshkosh
Winnebago County

Mostly sunny with temperatures in the low 60s.

Yellow-collared Scape Moth

Yellow-collared Scape Moth

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Tachinid Fly

Tachinid Fly

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

Sep 25 2010

Ron Arnold

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

An Ambush Bug had the Clouded Sulphur by the legs and proboscis. I tried to get a video clip of the Checkered Skipper, but all I got was a very brief look. This is a new late sighting date for me for the Peck's Skipper, my previous late date was Sept 8.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sep 25 2010

Peter Fissel

Location: Brule River St. Forest - Stone Chimney Rd.
Douglas County

Sep 25 2010

Aaron Carlson

Location: County forest land, east of Rice Lake, near the Rock Creek Felsenmeer State Natural Area
Barron County

Observed on an overgrown hiking trail.

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Sep 25 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Cretan Labyrinth Garden, Regner Park, West Bend
Washington County

Low 50s and cloudy with a few peeks at the sun.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

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

Sep 26 2010

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Sep 26 2010

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Eisenbahn State Trail - Barton and Kewaskum
Washington County

There were many more whites/sulphurs in the distance in surrounding fields, but only those that were close and identifiable were included in this count.

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

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

Sep 26 2010

Marcie O'Connor

Location: along hwy 88, near Praag
Buffalo County

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Sep 26 2010

Ryan Brady

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

Sep 26 2010

Andy Paulios

Location: Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Lifer!

Sep 26 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, McKee Park
Dane County

60s and sunny. Most of the butterfly action was on two large clumps of asters.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Sep 26 2010

Heidi Hughes

Location: R107 at the Tyrone Property
Dunn County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Sep 26 2010

Mike Reese

Location: Petenwell Dam Area
Juneau County

The size difference between the male and female Eastern Tailed-Blues was the largest I have seen. I was distracted by the Phantom Crane Flies which looked marvelous seemingly floating along above the water.

Shadow Darner

Shadow Darner

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Phantom Crane Fly

Phantom Crane Fly

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

Sep 26 2010

Willard Beaumier

Location: Range Line Road, town of Little River
Oconto County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

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Sep 26 2010

Susan Mayer

Location: T35N R8W Section 35
Rusk County

Saw Eastern Tailed-Blue butterflies in the area but saw a few, like this one, that were worn without tails and look a little different.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sep 26 2010

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Baraboo Hills
Sauk County

A fresh Giant nectaring along the road as we drove around looking for fall colors.

Sep 27 2010

Pamela Willis

Location: Along my road, Adams Township just east of Grand Marsh
Adams County

Sunny, warm day. Very still, no wind. In and adjacent to long-abandoned field.

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

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☆ = New county sighting record

Sep 27 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Sep 28 2010

Peter Fissel

Location: Observatory Hill SNA
Marquette County

Mostly sunny becoming cloudy day, with light & variable winds, high in low 60s. Nearly all butterflies except the Comma were seen around the prairie area down by the parking lot at the start, when the sun was still out.

Sep 28 2010

Joan Braune

Location: east side Madison neighborhood
Dane County

The fritillary was very tattered.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Sep 29 2010

Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Also a couple of unidentified ladies (butterflies, that is).

Sep 29 2010

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Windy but warm enough. Burst of showers at noon. Gray hairstreak flew off before photo. I searched and searched for 2nd chance. Clouded Sulphurs most abundant.

sulphur white-form female

sulphur white-form female

Sep 29 2010

Daniel Jackson

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

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sep 29 2010

Bob Ring

Location: Near High Cliff State Park marina
Calumet County

This was my first encounter with an American Snout. It was feeding on Rigid Goldenrods and New England Asters in the midst of a large Prairie Garden.

Sep 29 2010

Stan Rehm

Location: Grady Tract of the UW Arboretum
Dane County

Two of the Blues were in copulo.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 29 2010

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Southern Kettle Moraine St. Forest
Waukesha County

The best sighting was Bobwhite!

Sep 30 2010

Kathy Novey

Location: In our yard in valley of Mississippi bluffs
Crawford County

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

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