Butterfly sightings for June 2011

Jun 1 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Grand River Marsh
Marquette County

Sunny, 78 degrees, but quite windy. Another Monarch was seen in our yard in Sauk Co.

Jun 1 2011

Esjay

Location: Springbrook Trail and Namekagan Point
Burnett County

This spot was wind blocked and the butterflies took advantage. I could not count all of the CST or skippers. Too much movement.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 1 2011

Ron Arnold

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

Very windy again today. The elfins were out in the open and being blown along the roadway like little tumbleweeds.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Chalk-Fronted Corporal

Chalk-Fronted Corporal

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Jun 1 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Bayside
Milwaukee County

Although it has warmed up, there are still no great numbers of butterflies.

Jun 1 2011

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Very windy and cool when starting out. Only spent 3 hours on the meadows. Two worn checkerspot/crescent wouldn't slow down for ID.

Jun 1 2011

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: My backyard - West Allis
Milwaukee County

An orange butterfly flew by but was far too fast to identify...

Jun 1 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: White River Marsh
Green Lake County

Also hundreds of Four-spotted Skimmers (dragonfly).

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 1 2011

Esjay

Location: Springbrook Trail Bog area
Burnett County

Late arrival (after 3pm). There were 3 large groups of CST along the road plus many in the air. Winds had calmed a lot and temps were great.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Jun 1 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard(Oxford township) & Roads to Buffalo township.
Marquette County

78 degrees, sunny, and windy. Some days you can't even look out the window without butterflies flying by. If I would have counted every E.T. Swallowtail that blew by today I could have added 10 more to the list. Polyphemus found a mate.

Polyphemus Moth

Polyphemus Moth

Jun 2 2011

Marcie O'Connor

Location: our farm - near Praag
Buffalo County

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 2 2011

Ann Thering

Location: Back Yard
Dane County

Jun 2 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Father inlaws farm in Moundville township
Marquette County

77º Partly Sunny 4:30-5:30 PM
Hobomok and Artic Skippers are 1sts for me. The 2 of them and a Crescent were in an 8' stretch of the path. White clover was the big drawn today. Spider with a moth.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

spider with moth

spider with moth

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 2 2011

Ron Arnold

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

I could see from quite a distance that the copper had an unusual color to one of its wings. It also looks like it had a close encounter with a bird. This is only the second time that I've seen more than one Pepper and Salt Skipper in the same day.

gray tree frog

gray tree frog

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 3 2011

Laureanna Raymond-Duvernell

Location: Edgerton, WI
Rock County

Saw the first monarch of the season in the yard today! 4:30 pm

Jun 3 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Bauer Brockway Barrens
Jackson County

89º at 12:30PM when I left. Sunny
RR bed west of the parking lot.
ATV trail S. of the bridge on Brockway. My First Karner!!! Viceroy had deformed wings and was flopping on the bridge. Saw many Swa.llowtails, Duskywings, Skippers and Gnats.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Cobweb Skipper

Cobweb Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jun 3 2011

Joan Rickert

Location: back yard in rural Medford
Taylor County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jun 3 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Governor Dodge State Park
Iowa County

Sunny, 91 degrees and very windy! Also an Eastern Red Damsel (damselfly).

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 3 2011

Bob Ring

Location: My front yard in Darboy
Outagamie County

Saw 2 Monarchs out and about.

Jun 3 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 3 2011

Sarah DeBraal

Location: Edgerton, Lake Koshkonong in Highwood Resort
Dane County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 3 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Jun 3 2011

Nick Anich

Location: Marsh/swamp near WI River near Conover
Vilas County

My first Arctic Skippers

Jun 4 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Okauchee west lake shore
Waukesha County

hot windless and ideal for butterflies.

Jun 4 2011

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Moquah Barrens
Bayfield County

The burn was in the area I was expecting to hike through, so few butterflies.

Jun 4 2011

Peter Fissel

Location: Ice Age Trail - Lodi Marsh segment
Dane County

Jun 4 2011

Peter Fissel

Location: Baxter's Hollow
Sauk County

E. Tiger and Giant Swallowtails were all along the road - I've never seen so many of both species at once.

Jun 4 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: Ginty Lake
Oneida County

Resting on rocks along railroad tracks

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jun 4 2011

Judith Huf

Location: WE Grasslands, St. Francis
Milwaukee County

81 degrees and sunny but breezy.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 4 2011

Ron Arnold

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

Jun 4 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Badger Prairie Park, Verona
Dane County

The pearl crescents and Eastern-tailed blues were everywhere. It seemed like one appeared every few feet along the trails. Nice to feel surrounded by butterflies.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 4 2011

Bob Ring

Location: High Cliff State Park, Sherwood
Calumet County

Saw my first 2 Tiger Swallowtails of the season along the lakeshore, and saw a male Monarch feeding on Dame's Rocket.

Jun 4 2011

Grant Stevens

Location: my backyard, Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

The Eastern Comma seemed to prefer some of the wildflowers I had in my yard.

Jun 4 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Lawrence Creek SNA, My yard, Father-inlaws farm
Marquette County

Sunny 86º Another Snowberry Clearwing Moth feeding on red pine pollen. Silvery Blue laying eggs on Vetch. Harvester, 2 Hobomoks, an artic, 2 Pearls and Satyr were in a 10' X 10' area. Big find was the Moccasin Flower - Pink Lady Slipper.

Moccasin Flower

Moccasin Flower

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Jun 4 2011

Tori Graham

Location: Chiwaukee Prairie, Kenosha
Kenosha County

Buckeye was the first of this species I've seen this year.

Jun 4 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Gov Nelson State Park
Dane County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 5 2011

Andy Paulios

Location: North of Black Creek - Shiocton
Outagamie County

Walking searching for fawns for DNR study on private lands.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 5 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: Starks
Oneida County

In residential area

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Jun 5 2011

Jean Upton

Location: Hollandale, Wi.
Iowa County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 5 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

1:30-2:30 pm, warm and sunny. The Hobomok Skippers were in the dappled sun on an open path in the woods. The Mourning Cloaks were also in the woods and the Azures were on the wood margins. All of the other butterflies were out in the open fields. I watched one of the female Monarchs lay eggs on common milkweed.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 5 2011

Grant Stevens

Location: My backyard, Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

Jun 5 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard, farm and marsh
Marquette County

86º Sunny. First trip(Noon) to the marsh was a dud. On second trip(5PM) I saw mating Snowberry Clearwing Moths, the Arctic, Mustard Wh. and more. Camera hand was too slow. Mustard white was on a mayapple flower.

Jun 5 2011

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Namakagan Trail Rd at the bog
Burnett County

Video of the swallowtails pudding: http://www.flickr.com/photos/frayjusto/5804557780

David and swallowtails

David and swallowtails

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 5 2011

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

American Emerald

American Emerald

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Jun 5 2011

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake Boat Launch
Green County

Jun 5 2011

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: My backyard, West Allis
Milwaukee County

Jun 5 2011

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: New Berlin Bike Trail from West Allis to 164
Waukesha County

Jun 5 2011

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Woodman's at 145
Milwaukee County

Jun 5 2011

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: David's Star Lutheran - Jackson, WI
Ozaukee County

The Sunday morning outdoor church service included visits by a couple of butterflies and lots of singing birds.

Jun 5 2011

Ron Arnold

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

Jun 5 2011

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Glad to see the 1st Karners. Lupine on Stolte Road is spectacular.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 5 2011

Dean Hansen

Location: Namekagon Trail about 2 miles north of its crossing of the Namekagon River
Burnett County

Jun 5 2011

Eric North

Location: Moquah Barrens
Bayfield County

This is latest I have seen Chryxus. Still fresh and only lightly worn.

Jun 5 2011

Tod Highsmith

Location: Mazomanie Sand Barrens
Dane County

Jun 5 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Kickapoo River State Wildlife Area Wauzeka
Crawford County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 5 2011

Dan Lyksett

Location: Town of Washington
Eau Claire County

Perched in tall grass of old pasture early afternoon. Some trees nearby and heavy woods about 1/4 mile away.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 5 2011

Joan Braune

Location: Town of Mazomanie
Dane County

Jun 6 2011

Karla Ortman

Location: Hwy 47 between McNaughton & Lake Tomahawk
Oneida County

Several flying across the highway. They seem to fly right at cars!

Jun 6 2011

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Lulu Lake Preserve
Walworth County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Jun 6 2011

Ann Thering

Location: Back Yard
Dane County

I went out to water this evening and found a new butterfly for my yard list, a Bronze Copper(!).

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 6 2011

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor township
La Crosse County

I've been seeing lots of butterflies, but they haven't been settling long enough to take their pictures.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 6 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard and roads to Lawrence Creek SNA
Marquette County

94 Sunny. Rain in the early AM. All but 2 of the coppers at the SNA. The meadow has many flowers. Am. Lady in my yard when I didn't have the camera with me.

Jun 6 2011

Ron Arnold

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

Jun 6 2011

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Heat got to us early afternoon. Butterflies very active causing some photo difficulty. Noted Dusted skippers in pairs like photo. Seemed to be male guarding female from other dusted's. Did not notice eggs below Hoary elfin until uploading pics from camera. Karners in many locations. Also saw 1 Slender Clearwing and 1 Snowberry Clearwing

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Slender Clearwing

Slender Clearwing

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Jun 7 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Hansen
Wood County

I saw the swallowtail while driving on Elm Road.

Jun 7 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

I went for a walk in my field after 8:30pm, and these all flew up out of the grass.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 7 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Page Creek SNA In on service road, meadows, boardwalk, back to main parking lot, & road back to start point.
Marquette County

90º Sunny and Humid. 2 hours is all I could muster. Another Copper being eaten by a spider. Hobomoks guarding Blackberry bushes. Last look at a Spring Azure.

Red-spotted Admiral (hybrid)

Red-spotted Admiral (hybrid)

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-spotted Admiral (hybrid)

Red-spotted Admiral (hybrid)

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

Jun 7 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: ponds on Hwy 78 south of Sauk City
Dane County

Very hot. About 90 degrees. Several Calico Pennant dragonflies.

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Jun 7 2011

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Cross Plains area
Dane County

Jun 7 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

Just a brief walk &;30-8:30 am before work. Warm and very humid.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 7 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Lunch Creek Fishery Area off Hwy. 21
Waushara County

Also a flyby Canadian or Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. About an hour in late afternoon.

Spotted Lady Beetle

Spotted Lady Beetle

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 7 2011

Grant Stevens

Location: Pelant's Pond and my backyard, Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

I spotted the "summer" spring azure very late at 7:00 P.M. It's the latest I've ever seen a butterfly. It landed in the damp ground I had just watered the day before maybe to get a drink, cool off, or fall asleep.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 8 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Father-in-law's farm, Moundville Township
Marquette County

93º Sunny and humid. 4:30-6 PM. First Least Skipper. If the Hobomok hadn't chased it I would have wrote it off as a moth it was so small. Blackberrys flowers are the key today. Nothing on the white clover. Silvers on Vetch. 3 huge(3"+ wingspan) hawk moths.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Jun 8 2011

Esjay, K. Java and Kim W

Location: Danbury Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Danbury WA was first stop and butterflies were just getting moving. Small area so we didn't spend a lot of time. Lots of Lupine.

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Jun 8 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: County road K at Page Creek SNA
Marquette County

84º Sunny, humid, but breezy. "Road hunting" today form 9-10:30 AM on a half mile stretch Cnty K. 39 total in 9 speices. Found 3 dead ones. Had 2 otters cross 50' from me, and helped a quarter sized turtle cross the road.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 8 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Did about 45 minutes of butterflying after a morning of pulling garlic mustard. Hot and humid.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jun 8 2011

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

Jun 8 2011

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor Township
La Crosse County

Saw the Red-spotted Purples at our fire pit. It was amazing. They were drawn to the ashes even while I cut grass around them.

Red-spotted Admiral (hybrid)

Red-spotted Admiral (hybrid)

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 8 2011

Ron Arnold

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

Jun 8 2011

Joan Voigt

Location: Lake Drive, Town of Deerfield, Wautoma
Waushara County

Red spotted purple observed on a sunny early evening on a rocky gravel area in my yard.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 8 2011

Stan Rehm

Location: Crex Meadows and Fish Lake
Burnett County

DNR staff in Grantsburg report "massive" numbers of Karner Blues this week, tho blustery winds today kept my count submassive. Abundant lupine on the hill at Reed Lake/Crex, but even more (and more blues) at Fish Lake.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 8 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Chaffee Creek south of Coloma off County CH
Waushara County

Another flyby tiger swallowtail. Saw my first Twin-spotted Spiketail of the year.

Jun 8 2011

Phil Peterson

Location: Emmons Creek Fishery Area
Portage County

Hot, partly sunny, breezy

Jun 8 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

Jun 8 2011

Esjay, K. Java, and Kim W

Location: Spring Brook Road Multiple spots
Burnett County

We stopped at 6 different spots along this road, primarily where water was on road or around it. Silvery Checkerspot photo K. Java. Duskywings getting worn. Winds came up early afternoon (with dropping temps) and butterflies became scarce.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Jutta Arctic

Jutta Arctic

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

Jun 9 2011

Ron Arnold

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

It was clouded over most of the time, but it was just bright enough for the butterflies to be out. The Spring Azure wouldn't cooperate for me to get photos of all 3 blue species today.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 9 2011

Doris Johns

Location: 704 River St. Osceola
Polk County

I saw this butterfly land on a shrub in my yard.

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

Jun 9 2011

Owen Boyle

Location: Onion River Stream Bank Protection Area
Sheboygan County

Kamrath Creek Forest and Fen north of Hwy67, west of CtyZZ.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 9 2011

Nick Anich

Location: FR 176, 2-4 miles w of Shanagolden
Ashland County

Mosquitoes were horrific.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 9 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Ice Age Trail in Chaffee Creek SNA West of I-39
Marquette County

60º and Cloudy. 33º colder than yesterday. Parked at the end of 6th. First trip here. Exploring new ground. Was surprised to see anything. Thought I might be able to get a good pict of the monarch, but it found a place to hide in the grass when it landed.

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Jun 11 2011

Rose Tiegs

Location: Hartman creek segment
Portage County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 11 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Yard
Marquette County

63º and Cloudy. Still found some in the yard. Monarch came out for a quick flyby the one time the sun came out. Brought the American Lady cat. in to show my Wife and get a quick picture. Dozens of them out there. Glad I didn't mow off the pussytoes.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

American Lady caterpillar

American Lady caterpillar

Jun 12 2011

Grant Stevens

Location: My backyard, Cedarburg, WI, and Johnson's plant nursery, Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

My butterfly bush is even attracting things before it blooms! I found a snowberry clearwing on it this morning. I also went to Johnson's Nursery and saw a ton of pearl crescents landing on the damp gravel.
I also saw a six spotted tiger beetle later on, but unfortunately I don't have any pictures of it.

snowberry clearwing

snowberry clearwing

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 12 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: area around Hartman Lake in Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

The sun disappeared shortly after I arrived and came back out after I got home. The Silver-spotted Skipper ignored nectar sources and was very difficult to approach while resting on the roadway. I picked up enough deer ticks here to set a new seasonal high record, with lots of season left yet.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Laphria sericea/aktis

Laphria sericea/aktis

Golden-backed Snipe Fly

Golden-backed Snipe Fly

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Harvester

Harvester

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

Jun 12 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Walking Iron County Park and nearby
Dane County

Very pleasant afternoon.

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Jun 12 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Father-inlaws farm Moundville Township
Marquette County

68º Sunny changed to cloudy. Really flying when the sun was shining. Blackberry bushes the key. Mating pair of Pearl Crescents.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 12 2011

Eric North

Location: Delta-Drummond Rd., 4 mi N of Drummond
Bayfield County

Open cranberry Bog with hundreds of pitcher plants. A real gem if you want to see a classic bog with a floating mat. Since I checked yesterday and found nothing, this is the first day of the year for either the Elfins or the Frits!

Jun 12 2011

Stan Rehm

Location: Fish Lake Wildlife Area
Burnett County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 12 2011

Frank Hassler

Location: Kettle Moraine State Forest, about .5 miles NNE of the John Muir Trail Head
Walworth County

Found a small, high-quality prairie remnant near the trail that had recently been burned. All butterflies were nectaring on dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum) which was in full bloom.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 12 2011

Dave

Location: On the recreation trail Suring
Oconto County

The butterfly is resting on her forehead

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 12 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Sunny when I got there before noon but soon it turned cloudy and cool, with not much flying. Surprised to see Ebony Boghaunters yet. Also saw 6 Tiger Swallowtails. Four-spotted Skimmer caught in sundew.

Phidippus whitmani (jumping spider)?

Phidippus whitmani (jumping spider)?

Ebony Boghaunter

Ebony Boghaunter

Four-spotted Skimmer

Four-spotted Skimmer

Jun 12 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: East Fork Campground in Black River State Forest
Jackson County

Many dragonflies including dozens of Kennedy's Emeralds, several Racket-tailed Emeralds, a Rusty Snaketail, Common Sanddragon, Stream Cruisers, Springtime Darners, Green-faced Clubtail, Dusky Clubtail, Black-shouldered Spinyleg, Common Baskettails, Frosted Whiteface, Twelve-spotted Skimmer, Chalk-fronted Corporals, and more.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

White Admiral

White Admiral

Kennedy's Emerald

Kennedy's Emerald

Jun 12 2011

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Pleasant Valley
Dane County

Jun 13 2011

Susan

Location: Our backyard in the city of Jefferson
Jefferson County

It was first on a hydrangea leaf, then on the dianthus next to the bush. It looked like it loved the dianthus flowers.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

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

Jun 13 2011

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Used a different route today. Late arrival gave me only a couple of hours to butterfly. Strong winds also limited sightings. 6+ yellow swallowtails did not give me an underwing view. One very large sulphur went by but did not give me a look. Size stood out.

Jun 13 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area and environs
Wood County

Fun day! Dorothy took the photos of Porcupine and flying Pink-edged Sulphur. The dragonfly turned out to be the scarce Sioux Snaketail. This is only the 2nd one I have photographed.

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

porcupine

porcupine

Sioux Snaketail

Sioux Snaketail

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Jun 13 2011

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Farm on Cty Rd B near Rice Lake
Barron County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 13 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Avoca Prairie, west of Avoca
Iowa County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 13 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: GovDodge State Park,, Uplands Trail
Iowa County

In the first minute I stopped, I saw 6 species of butterflies.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

European Skipper

European Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Jun 13 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: County Road K by Page Creek, My farm & Father inlaws Farm(Moundville Township)
Marquette County

77º Sunny. Road hunting(less than 50 yards from truck). Giant Swallowtail was on my farm. It wouldn't stop fluttering to get a picture.

Jun 13 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Muralt Bluff Prairie
Green County

Jun 13 2011

Joan Rickert

Location: back yard,rural Medford
Taylor County

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 13 2011

Jeff Raflik

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

Not many flowers besides the clovers and alfalfa. Lower 70's with a 5-10 mph breeze. The Eight-spotted Forester kept taking off and landing in the same 10 square foot section of grass, for over an hour.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

eight-spotted forester

eight-spotted forester

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 13 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Sand Prairie on east side of Stoddard water treatment plant
Vernon County

Jun 13 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Trail north of Hwy 35 at Black River Boat Landing
La Crosse County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 13 2011

Jon Peterson

Location: Troy Township
St. Croix County

At least 3 to 4 spotted per day for the last 2 weeks

Jun 13 2011

Phil Peterson

Location: Emmons Creek Fishery Area
Portage County

Jun 13 2011

Peter Fissel

Location: Point Beach St. Forest
Manitowoc County

Despite sun, light winds and temps in upper 60s, not many butterflies on the Ridges Trail or near HQ

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 13 2011

Ron Arnold

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

Not a lot of butterfly activity here today.

Jun 13 2011

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Baker Preserve Town of Troy
Walworth County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 13 2011

Jean Upton

Location: Stricker Pond
Dane County

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 13 2011

Marcie O'Connor

Location: our farm - near Praag
Buffalo County

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

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

Jun 14 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Walking Iron County Park, Mazomanie
Dane County

Thanks for Karl and Dot for opening up this healthy prairie habitat to my awareness.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jun 14 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Rettenmund Prairie SNA
Dane County

Jun 14 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Yard, Father inlaws farm, Muir Park lake loop, and Page Creek SNA
Marquette County

Warm and Sunny. Woke up feeling good and put in 4 1/2hrs this aft. Pair of mating Pearl Crescents. Found 2 Red Spotted Purples perched 10' up in Cherry trees watching the trail. Saw 2 Whites I couldn't ID. Haven't seen many lately. Bronze Copper wouldn't sit still for a pict., but gave me great looks with the binocs. Not getting good looks at any of the other Grass-Skippers or comma-types I have seen.

Jun 14 2011

Dino Traxel

Location: South Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Saw the butterfly clinging to the post on our front porch.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 14 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Pleasant Valley SNA
Dane County

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jun 14 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

Roadside with trefoil and Shasta daisies . Pearl Crescents quite common, but European Skippers scarce and just emerging for the season. They were not observed until today, despite daily searches for them since early June.

Jun 14 2011

Ron Arnold

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

A geometer moth flew up as I walked by and was quickly snatched up by a dragonfly. I got a photo as it stopped to eat.

Dusky Clubtail with prey

Dusky Clubtail with prey

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Jun 16 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

The sun came out shortly before I had to leave for the rest of the day, but I managed to get in about 20 minutes of butterfly watching. I had originally gone out just to see if I could find the Karners, but was surprised at how many butterflies were out.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 16 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: UW Arboretum, Grady Tract
Dane County

Milkweed's getting ready to bloom.

Jun 16 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Yard, Marsh, and Page Creek SNA
Marquette County

Warm, Humid, Sunny to Partly. Mating pairs of Common Ringlets and Monarchs.

Frosted Whiteface

Frosted Whiteface

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

★ = New county photo record

Jun 16 2011

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - trail from 98 to Greenfield Park
Milwaukee County

New species for me!!! Sat nicely for me to study and memorize. Diminutive little guys

Jun 16 2011

Dory Owen

Location: Schoenberg Marsh, Rhonda Krueger Memorial Trail
Columbia County

Bronze Coppers along the new wheelchair accessible boardwalk built by US Fish & Wildlife. Trailhead west of Harvey Rd. Lupine, shooting stars, baptisia alba, blue flag, downy phlox, tiger beetles, dot-tailed whiteface, eastern forktail.

Jun 16 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

9:30-11:30am. Summer is much more advanced here than in Milwaukee by the lake.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 16 2011

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Pickerel Lake Fen Preserve Town of Troy
Walworth County

While watching a giant swallowtail moving from flower to flower, I saw a speck of orange out of the corner of my eye and walked over and spotted this skipper.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Jun 16 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Badger Prairie Park, Verona
Dane County

I saw the one pearl crescent early in my walk, then no butterflies for a very long time. Then I came across an area where there were many "summer" spring azures flying all over. Some were even kind enough to pose for photos. Seeing the skipper and getting some good photos was an added bonus.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 16 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Stricker's Pond, Middleton
Dane County

I went home thinking I'd seen only 2 butterflies at Stricker's Pond, a cabbage white and a monarch. To my surprise, when I looked at the 5 photos I took of the cabbage white, there was a skipper in one of the five photos, just passing through it seems.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 17 2011

Joan Rickert

Location: back yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

The Hobomok Skipper became a meal for a goldenrod crab spider. I took the picture of the Laurel Sphinx moth last night. A pair had been nectaring in my garden all week after dark.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Laurel Sphinx

Laurel Sphinx

Jun 17 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Road to Veteran's Cemetary off of Hwy 53
Washburn County

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jun 17 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

Very few species on wing, only four observed in an hour, with Pearl Crescents the most common.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Jun 17 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

Despite sun and warm temps, there were few butterflies

Jun 17 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Rocky Run Oak Savanna SNA
Columbia County

81º Sunny 12:30-2 PM. Was somewhat concerned that I wasn't seeing anything on the 200 yd. flower covered trail in. As soon as I got to the first meadow a Monarch, ET Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtial and Pearl Creascent changed that. 2 small areas contained the 3 large types of butterflies. 1 pair of mating Monarchs.

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 17 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard
Marquette County

81º sun to part sun. Saw the Swallowtails, some crescents and Satyr in the AM. Saw the rest while mowing the yard. Had to stop to shoo them out of the way a few times. 1 pair of mating Monarchs and like all the rest they accended to the tops of hardwood trees after being spooked.

Jun 17 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lodi Marsh
Dane County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Crab spider

Crab spider

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 17 2011

Peter Fissel

Location: Baxter's Hollow SNA
Sauk County

Stunning numbers of E. Tiger Swallowtails, especially on mud puddles by the barricades at the mouth of the hollow. Also lots of Red-spotted Purples all up and down the road.

Jun 17 2011

Ron Arnold

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

Jun 17 2011

Grant Stevens

Location: My backyard, Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 17 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

About noon, after working all morning, the fog cleared and I looked for butterflies for about 45 min. I got this photo of a handsome little moth.

White-spotted Sable

White-spotted Sable

Jun 17 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

The eastern tailed blue looked smaller and more worn than most individuals I've seen before.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 18 2011

Susan Mayer

Location: T35N R8W Section 35
Rusk County

Haven't seen this kind of butterfly around here before.

Red-spotted Admiral hybrid

Red-spotted Admiral hybrid

Jun 18 2011

SWBA field trip

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
Dane County

Great SWBA field trip! 29 species total. Thanks to everyone who joined us today.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 18 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Kettle Moraine State Forest nr Eagle
Waukesha County

Perfect weather. Except for European Skippers, all species continue to be scarce with Monarchs notoriously so.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

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

Jun 18 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

I saw these while doing yardwork today.

Jun 18 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Parents Farm in the Vermont Township
Dane County

81º Sunny in the AM, Partly cloudy PM. Head still spinning from the PVC SNA outing I had butterflies crowding my parents gravel driveway. Skippers galore! Too many to count.

Viceroy

Viceroy

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 19 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Hardscrabble SNA
Lafayette County

Spent about two hours here, but not many butterflies around. Partly sunny and in the 70s. A nice day.

Jun 19 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

There wasn't even a hint of sunshine today, so I decided to clear some briars out of my Lilacs. The satyr flushed out while I was working on the briars.

Jun 19 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Verona, vacant land in a newer subdivision
Dane County

Also saw a couple of skippers that went by too quickly to ID and a dragonfly that posed nicely for a photo.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Jun 19 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Dewey Nelson State Park
Grant County

Even fewer butterflies here, but did see a black-form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and my first Coral Hairstreak of the season.

Jun 19 2011

Peter Fissel

Location: Horicon NWR - Old Marsh Rd. (east end)
Dodge County

Overcast, but thinned somewhat after 30 minutes; temp mid-60s F

Jun 20 2011

Charlotte

Location: Frey Road, Sarona
Washburn County

On road along woods and fields

Jun 20 2011

Alice Anderson

Location: Our field near St. Croix Falls
Polk County

Sunny day about 70°

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 20 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Yard, Father inlaws farm, Muir Park lake (E. 1/4th loop)
Marquette County

68º Cloudy light breeze. About 3 hrs total. Mulberries are turning red. 50+ Pearls on the path at Muir. Still no Monarch cats. Big Frass in the Am. Lady nests, cats gone. No whites or Sulphurs. Barrens, hardwoods, sedge meadow, marsh, paths and field road. Had one Satyr fly into the side of my head. Guess that is what I get for wearing camo.

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk

juvenal Meadowhawk

juvenal Meadowhawk

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 21 2011

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

All sightings were spotted on a flowring bush in the garden with fragrant white flowers in Black Earth. The swallowtails and monarch all appeared at the same time. The bush is a butterfly magnet.

Jun 21 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

Warm, Humid and Partly Sunny. 6-7 PM. 1st trip to the bog. 1/2 my time I spent slogging thru the flooded woods. The other half was spent in the meadow counting butterflies.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jun 21 2011

Nicole Lenz

Location: Near Tower Rock, Hager Rd Prairie Du Sac
Sauk County

We had a group of 4 Red-Spotted Admirals on the concrete steps just outside our door. Two landed on my son! Walking down our road (Hager Rd.) we saw a Giant Swallowtail, so beautiful.

Jun 21 2011

Grant Stevens

Location: My backyard, Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

I saw the swallowtail when there was a clearing between the scattered thunderstorms.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 21 2011

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Lulu Lake boat launch
Walworth County

This boat launch is a favorite for many species. From late May on, various species sit side by side on the gravel near the lake. This cluster of blues reminded me of grazing cattle.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 22 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: Cherney Maribel Caves County Park
Manitowoc County

Hot/humid day after torrential overnight rains. Observed near the playground on a mowed walkway.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 22 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Noon to 1pm. Saw my first Red Admiral today--funny that by this time last year I must have seen about 100 or more. The poor E. Comma that I got a photo of was very battered. Besides the butterflies, I saw 3 moths: another White-spotted Sable (Anania funebris), a Ctenucha virginica, and a Celery Looper.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Celery Looper

Celery Looper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 22 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Bog near Buck Lake, off Old Hwy 32, 4 miles south of Lakewood
Oconto County

Should have been a really bad butterfly day but it stopped raining and warmed up enough to bring some of the insects out. Still overcast.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hobomok Skipper pocahontas

Hobomok Skipper pocahontas

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Frosted Whiteface

Frosted Whiteface

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

Jun 22 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Glocke Lake SNA and walk in to lake
Oconto County

Lots and lots of interesting dragonflies. Only one white admiral circling the bog. Other butterflies were near parking spot.

Chalk-Fronted Corporal

Chalk-Fronted Corporal

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

★ = New county photo record

Jun 22 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

70º Partly Sunny & Humid. 8-10:30 AM
Most of the Monarchs are faded. Still no Cats. Have checked over a 500 milkweeds today. Called a fawn come within 5'.

Crab spider with fly bumblebee mimic

Crab spider with fly bumblebee mimic

Monarch

Monarch

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Long Dash

Long Dash

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

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

Jun 22 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard and meadow
Marquette County

70s and sunny. Rained at noon. 2:30-3:45 PM
Found an Am. Lady Cat. 1st Orange Sulpher on the the farm. Chased that big guy for quite a ways before getting a shot.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

American Lady caterpillar

American Lady caterpillar

Jun 22 2011

Tori Graham

Location: Sand beach south of Carthage College, Kenosha
Kenosha County

Checkered White

Checkered White

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

Jun 22 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: wooded areas and reservoirs along Seneca Road in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

The sun was out and I've been waiting for good weather to check out a new location, but the sun was gone before I even left my place. It started raining soon after arriving, but I was surprised by what I saw in only about 20 minutes. The white spot on the American Lady's forewing is the largest that I've ever seen.

American Lady

American Lady

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Laphria sacrator

Laphria sacrator

Jun 22 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

No sun again and most butterflies were seen during a light rain. The habitat that I check for Least Skippers also had some Europeans, so I had to closely check each one.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

European Skipper

European Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 22 2011

Grant Stevens

Location: My backyard, Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 23 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

61º Cloudy and wet. Slogged the "swamp" to explore some more area. When I came back out the butterflies were waiting.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jun 23 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Glocke Lake SNA
Oconto County

I went back to Glocke on a wet overcast day. This is all I saw.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jun 24 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

American Copper

American Copper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

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

Jun 24 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Emmons Creek Barrens SNA
Portage County

Long Dash

Long Dash

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Meadowhawk

Meadowhawk

Long Dash

Long Dash

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

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

Jun 24 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Sandhilll Nature Area
Wood County

Great place. Butterflies are mostly from the Bullgrass Trail. Saw my shadow for first time in days.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

White Admiral

White Admiral

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Red-spotted Admirals

Red-spotted Admirals

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Racket-Tailed Emerald

Racket-Tailed Emerald

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 24 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

69º Cloudy to Sunny. They were everywhere when the sun was shining. Found a colony of about 60 Mourning Cloak Cat.s. One Question Mark was nectoring on Locust sap. Both were the largest I have ever seen.

Jun 24 2011

Peter Fissel

Location: Ice Age Trail - Scuppernong Springs segment
Waukesha County

Also saw a nice Clearwing Hummingbird Moth right by the parking area

Jun 24 2011

Ron Arnold

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

The Harris' are my first of the year, I was starting to think that I wasn't going to see any. The Variegated Frit flew up way ahead of me and headed out into the swamp without a good look at it. I went out after it but saw nothing where I thought it landed. I took a different route back and it flew up right by my feet this time, giving me a good look at it. I was glad I made the extra effort to go looking for it.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 24 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Most of these sightings were from late in the day.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 24 2011

Grant Stevens

Location: My backyard, Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

I actually didn't see it in my backyard. The swallowtail was on my neighbor's lilac tree over the fence. It's been seeming to attract butterflies lately.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 24 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Hogback Prairies SNA
Crawford County

9-12. Not the greatest butterflying but I was anxious to get out. Saw my first Hill's Thistle in bloom.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 24 2011

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

A bit cool on arrival but once things warmed... Most butterflies were puddling rather than nectaring. Clouds thickened around 4 and activity fell off. Surprised to find a few badly worn Duskywings and Karners.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 24 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Overcast, but saw lots of butterflies, moths, dragonflies, and damselflies. Pearl crescents and skippers were our constant companions on our walk.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 24 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Baxter Lane WA
Grant County

I had 8 species before I left the parking lot, but not much in the next two hours.

Jun 24 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

11:30-12:30 Overcast and cool. Few Butterflies but did see this lovely Common Spring Moth. Then I found a female Red-eyed Vireo sitting on her nest (which is made of curls of bark attached to the branch by spider webs).

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red-eyed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Common Spring Moth

Common Spring Moth

Jun 24 2011

Joey Reichhoff

Location: 19 1/2 Ave west of Comstock, WI
Barron County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

European Skipper

European Skipper

White Admiral

White Admiral

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

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

Jun 24 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Lower Locks Rd. Montello, WI
Marquette County

67º Sunny 1/8 mile of gravel road and I got tired of counting Skippers. Went to Observatory Hill and it turned cloudy. Saw a Cabbage White and a Satyr. Dragonflies were acting drugged. Had 3 on my fingers. Left shortly after that.

Racket-Tailed Emerald

Racket-Tailed Emerald

Midland Clubtail

Midland Clubtail

Jun 24 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Wyalusing SP
Grant County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 25 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Kettle Morrine St Forest nr Eagle
Waukesha County

Damp gravel very productive, attracting swarms of European Skippers., making it difficult to locate scarcer skippers among them.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jun 25 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Monroe County Flowage (end of Dragonfly Rd.)
Monroe County

All species were seen puddling. I walked some along the flowage but didn't see anything besides what I'd already seen on the road.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 25 2011

Jean Upton

Location: Pleasant Valley Nature Conservancy
Dane County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Jun 25 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

All were seen driving the gravel roads and stopping and checking out what was there. 11 Milbert's Tortoiseshells and my first Red Admiral of the year! No skippers.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 25 2011

Lori Artiomow

Location: T4N, R23E Near North Beach, City of Racine
Racine County

In my backyard. Dennis Cox was the photographer. Sighting was around noon.

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

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

Jun 25 2011

Eric North

Location: Moquah Barrens Wilflife Management Area
Bayfield County

Hieracium auriantiacum is more abundant than I've ever seen it on the Barrens in the area that was burned in Mid-May. The wildflowers right now are brilliant....Hawkweed, Senecio, Krigia...worth coming up to see!

Jun 25 2011

Peter Fissel

Location: Rocky Run Oak Savanna SNA
Columbia County

Tried to be conservative counting Great Spangleds to avoid double-counting

Jun 25 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Mississippi River Boat Landing South of Ferryville
Crawford County

Boat Landing is just south of Kettle Valley Road

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

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

Jun 25 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Sidie Hollow County Park
Vernon County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

★ = New county photo record

Jun 25 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Sidie Hollow County Park
Vernon County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

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

Jun 25 2011

James Popp

Location: LaBudde Creek Fisheries Area
Sheboygan County

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

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

Jun 25 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: wooded areas and reservoirs along Seneca Road in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 25 2011

SWBA FIELD TRIP

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Also seen were a Glider and Prince Baskettail (dragonflies).

Jun 26 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Nature Hill Preserve, Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

First Monarch larva of season, ...a mature example after continuous daily searches of milkweeds in my area since early May.

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

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

Jun 26 2011

Judith Huf

Location: WE Grasslands, St. Francis
Milwaukee County

12:45 to 1:15 pm. Sunny and warm with light breeze. My first Peck's Skippers of the year. Besides the butterflies there were about 10 beautiful 6-spotted Tiger Beetles on one of the paths.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Jun 26 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Sunny, but breezy. Checking on the nodding thistle which was in flower but not at its peak. Was surprised to see a least skipper nectaring on it at eye level.

Jun 26 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Ackley Wildlife Area
Langlade County

It looked like there were plenty of nectar sources, but few butterflies to utilize them.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 26 2011

Jean Upton

Location: Indian Lake Park
Dane County

There were not many butterflies out there but a lot of dragonflies and damselflies at the lake.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Jun 26 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Walked different trails than I did on Friday, but one thing was the same: Pearl crescents rule! Lots of great spangled fritillaries, several even flew right near my face. Highlight of the day was seeing a Baltimore checkerspot, the first I've ever seen.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

European Skipper

European Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 26 2011

Ron Arnold

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

I also saw 2 other grass skippers, but I couldn't ID them because they got lost in the swarms of Europeans.

Jun 26 2011

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Went to the butterfly count at Wehr Nature Center in the morning- more new species for me! Yea!

Jun 26 2011

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron Park in Mazomanie
Dane County

Jun 27 2011

Ron Arnold

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

The Question Mark came to my bait station. A slice of watermelon works well for attracting butterflies. It's been 4 years since my last sighting of a Question Mark in Wood County.

Ceraturgus cruciatus

Ceraturgus cruciatus

Neoitamus orphne

Neoitamus orphne

Neoitamus orphne

Neoitamus orphne

Question Mark

Question Mark

★ = New county photo record

Jun 27 2011

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Newell and Ann Meyer Preserve, Town of Eagle
Waukesha County

Two great spangled fritilarries hung around for half an hour while I was working in a storage garage. They spent a lot of time on the concrete and in the gravel outside the building and also rode around on my shoulder and right sleeve.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 27 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

Warm and part sun. <30 minutes. Viceroy was so big I almost miss-Ided it as a monarch. Milkweeds and Butterfly Weed are open. Eyed Click Beetle flew into my hand as I was walking along. Thought it was a seed pod until it started clicking.

Eyed Click Beetle

Eyed Click Beetle

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 27 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County

Cloudy and cool. Saw four 'Pocahontas'-form female Hobomok Skippers.

Jun 27 2011

Mike Reese

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

Greenish Blues were all fresh males.

Jun 27 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Father-Inlaws farm, Moundville township
Marquette County

Warm and part Sun. 3-4 PM. Still no Monarch Cat.s. Another mating pair.

Jun 27 2011

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis -from 97th and Rogers to 93rd
Milwaukee County

Jun 28 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Mirror Lake State Park
Sauk County

Warm and Sunny 6-8 PM. Saw many different types for a first trip, lateness in the day, and with no idea where to start(within a half mile S & W of the entrance. Got a nice pict of a turkey chick from inches away.

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Turkey

Turkey

Jun 28 2011

Ron Arnold

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

Spotting other skippers among all the Europeans is quite a challenge.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Machimus sp.

Machimus sp.

Jun 28 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard, meadow and marsh
Marquette County

Warm and Sunny. Saw a Great Horned Owl just before he decided to fly off. Red Admiral was laying eggs on nettles. Some whites I didn't ID were cruising the watercress. Did see a Summer form of the Mustard White a few days back.

Jun 28 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Pleasant Valley SNA
Dane County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jun 28 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Gov Dodge State Park, Upland Trail
Iowa County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 28 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Avoca Prairie
Iowa County

Should have been a perfect day for butterflies but except for monarch and cabbage whites, every other butterfly was found only in the wooded area.

Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Jun 28 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Shrine Rd.
Marinette County

Got back here late and spent less than an hour. A tick check tally was almost 1 tick/min!

Jun 28 2011

Phil Peterson

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

Very breezy, sunny

Jun 28 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Johnson Lakes Barrens and Springs SNA
Vilas County

Not as sunny as I expected it to be.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 28 2011

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Wauwatosa - MMSD Retention Ponds Path on north side
Milwaukee County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 28 2011

Terry Leasa

Location: small park on Estabrook and about Forest Ave Town of Fond du Lac
Fond du Lac County

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 28 2011

Terry Leasa

Location: Eldorado Marsh
Fond du Lac County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 29 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Riley Lake Wildlife Area
Price County

First buckeye of the year for me. Thought I was looking at a Red-spotted Purple as I couldn't see any hint of the white bands from above but from below there was an obvious white band in the forewing.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 29 2011

Mike Reese

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

The cicada is a northern species, Okanagana canadensis. I found an exuviae when looking at little skippers and then found an adult still hanging around in the grass.

Okanagana canadensis

Okanagana canadensis

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 29 2011

Ron Arnold

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

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 29 2011

Joey Reichhoff

Location: 29 1/2 Ave east of Barronett
Barron County

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

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

Jun 29 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler, Douglas Buege

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

This was a NABA Butterfly Count. Only 23 species, the lowest in 22 years of counting. Record high for Hackberry Emperor. Also up were E. Comma, Summer Azures, European Skippers and Least Skipper. No hairstreaks is exceptionally low. Monarchs were low. The Brush-tipped Emerald is a county record. Eyed Brown and European Skipper photos were taken by Douglas Buege.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Brush-tipped Emerald

Brush-tipped Emerald

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

★ = New county photo record

Jun 29 2011

Ryan Brady

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

Amazingly, the REAKIRT'S BLUE was flitting around my backyard not ten steps from the house while I was doing some yard work. Not very good photos but I'll take it -- only my second of this species ever. All other observations were casual in short time while photographing the blue.

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Jun 29 2011

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Jun 29 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Butterflies were out early today: 8 am to 9 am. Also saw several more of those pretty White-spotted Sable Moths.

Jun 29 2011

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Cloud banks early, then winds became strong. Temps were good. More nectaring this week than last but puddles were still best locations (when they could be found). A few whites and swallowtails flew by too fast for ID. Close encounter with a sora was unexpected.

Sora Rail

Sora Rail

Jun 29 2011

Pat Verbiest

Location: Adams
Adams County

Cabbage White - going from one wild flower to the next flower, mid morning, saw only one.

Jun 30 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

10:15 am to 11:30 am. The mown paths were full of clover blooms and Pearl Crescents. My first Buckeye of the year was very worn. Saw at least 6 Ctenucha moths as well.

Ctenucha Moth

Ctenucha Moth

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 30 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill WA
Wood County

Quick scouting trip for the count on Sunday. Nectar plants were scarce with milkweed barely in flower, however, my first Two-spotted Skipper was nectaring on one. Saw the most worn Karner Blue female I have ever seen.

Jun 30 2011

Ron Arnold

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

Most of these were seen in the late morning before it got too hot.

Jun 30 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: Village Park walking trail in Junction City
Portage County

These were seen from 5:30 to 6:00.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

European Skipper

European Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

★ = New county photo record