Butterfly sightings for July 2011

Jul 1 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

2-5:30. I did not see a single butterfly nectaring on butterfly weed which was just into flower. I thought that there were very few deer flies until I went into the woods looking for Northern Pearly-eyes when they chased me back out into the hot and steamy open areas.

Jul 1 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

96F this afternoon. Most of these were seen during some quick trips outside or later in the day. The swallowtail was seen on my way into town.

Jul 1 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Scott Lake road & HWY 55 to Divide Rd to Hiles
Forest County

91º and Humid. Wow! 1 hour is all I had available. I could spend days there exploring. Lupine still in bloom SE of Hiles on HWY 32.

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Jul 2 2011

Ron Arnold

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

The Mourning Cloak and the Admirals came to my bait station. The rest were seen after 7:30 this evening while I was walking in the field.

Jul 2 2011

Peter Fissel

Location: Hemlock Draw SNA
Sauk County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 2 2011

Terry Leasa

Location: Bass Lake Fen
Waushara County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jul 2 2011

Madison Butterfly Count

Location: 15 mile diameter circle centered on Madison
Dane County

This was a NABA Butterfly Count. 11 Observers. Temperature was at least 89 degrees. Best butterflies were Variegated Fritillary, American Snout (photo by Edgar Spalding), Tawny Emperor (Glenda Denniston), Bronze Copper (Spalding). Photo of N. Pearly Eye by Stan Rehm.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

American Snout

American Snout

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jul 2 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Moquah Barrens
Bayfield County

Deer flies and mosquitoes were noticeably absent. The Juvenal's Duskywing is one for my collection of "over-the-hill butterfly" photos.

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jul 2 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Oneida County Memorial Forest logging roads, Woodboro
Oneida County

87º and Sunny. Lots of scat on the dirt/gravel roads. Saw my first Gray Comma and a bunch of Mourning Cloaks. Took my wife back to see some.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

American Lady

American Lady

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

Jul 2 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Roads by Menard Island W.A.
Lincoln County

Sunny. 3/4 hour. Gravel and dirt roads. Drive and stop.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 2 2011

Jean Upton

Location: Pleasant Valley Nature Conservancy
Dane County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Red Damsel

Eastern Red Damsel

Jul 2 2011

Susan Mayer

Location: T35N R8W Section 35
Rusk County

Path through middle of deciduous woods

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jul 2 2011

Tom Bentley & Kelly McIntyre

Location: Kettle Morraine State Forest - Mauthe Lake
Fond du Lac County

Jul 2 2011

Tom Bentley

Location: Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area
Ozaukee County

Jul 2 2011

Owen Boyle

Location: Maplewood Lodge, Mineral Point
Iowa County

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 2 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Henry Vilas Zoo, Vilas Park, Madison
Dane County

Also saw a number of damselflies and dragonflies.

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Amberwing

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 2 2011

Peter Fissel

Location: Pine Hollow SNA
Sauk County

Sunny and hot - more Least Skippers than I could count out in the field; quite a few Tawny Emperors down in the hollow itself; the Edwards Hairstreak either had just emerged or else had a deformed forewing; the moth was very striking

Lecount's Haploa

Lecount's Haploa

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 2 2011

Ryan Brady

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

Was very surprised to find a female Western Tailed-Blue, only my second sighting in the county. That's now five species of blues on or adjacent to my property in the past two years (Greenish, Reakirt's, Azure, and both tailed species)!

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Jul 2 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Lion's Den Gorge Nature Area
Ozaukee County

9 to 10:30 am. Very hot and sunny. Pearl Crescents were very abundant. Got a photo of a very beautiful dragonfly--a Four-spotted Skimmer.

Four-spotted Skimmer

Four-spotted Skimmer

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 3 2011

Ron Arnold, Ann Thering, Mike Reese

Location: NABA Sandhill/Seneca count
Wood County

Thanks to Ann and Mike for helping with the count this year (21st year). Eyed Brown, Mourning Cloak, Monarch, Acadian Hairstreak, Great Spangled Frit, and Northern Crescent have been seen on all 21 counts. The Common Ringlet was a first for the count and is a new late date for me. The Purplish Copper was only the 2nd one seen on this count. The 21 Least Skippers is a new count high.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

cool fly; needs ID

cool fly; needs ID

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jul 3 2011

Ryan Brady

Location: Hwy 13 west of Cornucopia
Bayfield County

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Jul 3 2011

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Jul 3 2011

Tom Bentley & Kelly McIntyre

Location: Glocke Lake State Natural Area
Oconto County

Some other skippers also present. This place is a true gem for botanical lovers. Ton of odes too!

Jul 3 2011

Tom Bentley & Kelly McIntyre

Location: Scott Lake Rd. and Experimental Rd. area
Forest County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 3 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Badger Prairie Park, Verona
Dane County

Late afternoon, overcast, in the 80's.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Jul 3 2011

Joey Reichhoff

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

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Viceroy

Viceroy

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Long Dash

Long Dash

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

Jul 4 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: bog area at the west end of Seneca Road in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

This area looked like it could be good Bog Copper habitat, and I ended up seeing more than I ever have before in a single day.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Elfin Skimmer female

Elfin Skimmer female

Rose Pogonia

Rose Pogonia

Jul 4 2011

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Swamp Lovers Preserve
Dane County

Also 11 species of dragonfly, including an adult male Banded Meadowhawk. Photos by Sylvia Edlebeck.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Columbine Duskywing

Columbine Duskywing

Columbine Duskywing

Columbine Duskywing

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Question Mark

Question Mark

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

Jul 4 2011

Tom Bentley & Kelly McIntyre

Location: Muir Park State Natural Area
Marquette County

Jul 4 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 4 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Puchyan Prairie SNA
Green Lake County

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Jul 4 2011

Cathy Dermody

Location: St. Francis
Milwaukee County

Released first Monarch of the year raised from egg, female

Jul 4 2011

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Rustic Road north of Cty V
Barron County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

European Skipper

European Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 4 2011

Ron Arnold

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

After finding 25 Bog Coppers at a nearby location, I thought that I would make a quick stop to see what was here today. Yesterday we found 4 Bog Coppers here during the NABA count.

Jul 4 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

This is the earliest that I've seen a Checkered White, the previous early date being August 6. After putting in a lot of effort yesterday walking through the fields to find a Common Ringlet for the NABA count, today I saw one in my front yard while looking out through my living room window.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Checkered White

Checkered White

Checkered White

Checkered White

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jul 4 2011

Tom Bentley & Kelly McIntyre

Location: Observatory Hill SNA
Marquette County

Jul 4 2011

Tom Bentley & Kelly McIntyre

Location: Comstock Bog-Meadow SNA
Marquette County

Jul 4 2011

Tom Bentley & Kelly McIntyre

Location: Karner Blue Meadow SNA
Waushara County

Early morning visit so not much flying

Jul 5 2011

Joey Reichhoff

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

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

European Skipper

European Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

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

Jul 5 2011

Mike Reese

Location: bog off Hwy 54 2 miles east of N. Settlement Rd.
Jackson County

Cloudy

Jul 5 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Wildcat Rd. from Hwy 54 to Castle Mound Rd.
Jackson County

Cloudy with <5% sun. I have been trying to get a Long Dash nectaring on the Grass Pink for several years. I was following the Harris' Checkerspot when he was grabbed by the spider.

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Long Dash on Grass Pink

Long Dash on Grass Pink

Harris' Checkerspot captured by spider

Harris' Checkerspot captured by spider

Jul 5 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

89º Partly Sunny to Sunny. Meadows, deep woods, and edges. 1 Meadow Fritillary was dead on a Butterflyweed.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 5 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Shea Prairie, south of Blue Mounds
Iowa County

Survey for Regal Fritillaries with Anna Hipke-Krueger and Ruth Kearley

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 5 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Cloudy today. I saw these while working out in my yard.

Jul 5 2011

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Ditches of 180th St west of Cty T
Polk County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Jul 6 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
Dodge County

We went up to Horicon to find the first ever sighting of a Neotropic Cormorant. But afterwards did a little birding and butterflying. A beautiful day.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

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

Jul 6 2011

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Only the second time I have seen Baltimores on the meadows. Milkweeds are opening attracting much attention. Very good weather today with low winds and lots of sun.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 6 2011

Robin Brewer

Location: Rockbridge Township
Richland County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 6 2011

Jim Ebner, Mike Reese

Location: Lulu Lake Preserve
Walworth County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mustard White

Mustard White

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

Jul 6 2011

Jim Ebner, Mike Reese

Location: Scuppernong SNA
Waukesha County

Thanks to Su Borkin who saw the Poweshiek Skipperling lay an egg.

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling egg

Poweshiek Skipperling egg

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

★ = New county photo record

Jul 6 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Observatory Hill SNA
Marquette County

85º Sunny. The faded RS Purples were on top of the hill. Saw a pair of Spread-wing Skippers together that didn't give me a good look.

Jul 6 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Marsh and meadow on our farm, Oxford WI
Marquette County

85º Sunny. First time for Baltimores here this year. Butterfly weed and Milkweed(s) are open. Comma landed on a plant next to the moving 3-wheeler when I was opening up the trail.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 6 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

These were in my yard and garden. I haven't been able to ID the black caterpillar.

caterpillar

caterpillar

Mustard White

Mustard White

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jul 6 2011

Owen Boyle

Location: Scuppernong Prairie SNA
Waukesha County

clear, 78F, light breeze

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling (mated pair)

Poweshiek Skipperling (mated pair)

Poweshiek Skipperlings

Poweshiek Skipperlings

Jul 6 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: Menomin Park, Menomonie
Dunn County

Observed along the various trails traversing through the park.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

★ = New county photo record

Jul 7 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Cloudy all day until late afternoon. The Wood-Nymph was on the outside of my patio door while I took the photo from the inside.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Tiger moth

Tiger moth

Jul 7 2011

Owen Boyle

Location: Kettle Moraine Low Prairie SNA
Waukesha County

partly cloudy, 72F, 7mph ESE

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jul 7 2011

Owen Boyle

Location: Scuppernong Prairie SNA, west of Hwy N
Waukesha County

2:30-3:30pm; partly cloudy, 72F, 7mph ESE

Jul 7 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Milwaukee County Grounds
Milwaukee County

8:30 am to 11:30 am. Overcast. The birds were better than the butterflies today, maybe because the sun wasn't out. Lots of Milkweed, yet few Monarchs. Saw about 20 Ctenucha moths and another 20 or so Reversed Haploa moths.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

European Skipper

European Skipper

Reversed Haploa

Reversed Haploa

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 7 2011

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

Jul 7 2011

Jean Upton

Location: Wexford Prairie
Dane County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 7 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

85º Sunny. 3:30-5:30 PM Explored the NE 40. Meadow to edge of marsh. Lots of new ones for me today. Edge of Marsh on far east end was explosion of Baltimores and Fritillaries. Wooded area held Mustard Whites. Butterfly Weed was the hot feeding spot. All 3 Corals and 6 other butterflies on 1 Butterfly Weed. There are hundreds of acres yet to explore. Never saw a Ragged Fringed Orchis before today,.

Jul 7 2011

Tim Fenske

Location: Devil's Lake State Park
Sauk County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jul 7 2011

Tori Graham

Location: Chiwaukee Prairie
Kenosha County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jul 7 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Sand Prairie on the east side of the sewage treatment plant in Stoddard
Vernon County

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 8 2011

Dan Foster

Location: Germantown
Washington County

Last week I pulled up my car at home to scores of Skippers and Crescents enjoying the clover flowers in a section of uncut grass. I estimated 40 Skippers (at minimum) and 15+ Crescents. Snapped pics of Northern Crescents (including two vying for the same flower head), a Pearl Crescent and European Pearl Skippers. Even got a photo of a European Skipper settled on some Phlox late at night. They all remained for several days.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

European Skipper

European Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

European Skipper

European Skipper

Crescents

Crescents

Jul 8 2011

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Eldorado Marsh
Fond du Lac County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 8 2011

Patrick Schulz

Location: Elroy
Juneau County

Sighted near the edge of a pond near my parent's house (located off Hwy 82 between Elroy and Mauston).

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 8 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Shea Prairie
Iowa County

78º Sunny. 2 Hrs. Looking for Fritillaries. There were other butterflies I don't have listed. The best place to find them was the top of the hill above the sign (see pict). Grass and flowers were less than knee deep. Started down by the creek in shoulder high parsnips, nettles, and grass. There is a single log bridge across the creek. Doreen(my wife) didn't make it. Didn't fall in the creek either.

Shea Prairie

Shea Prairie

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 8 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My parents farm in Vermont Township
Dane County

80s Sunny. 3-5:30PM. Viceroy may be the same one I saw a few weeks back.
Mike - is 1 of the picts a Hickory Hairstreak or a Banded? I went back and forth on it. I also have a skipper I couldn't ID
I also

Viceroy

Viceroy

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 8 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

These were seen in my garden today.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 8 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Bayside
Milwaukee County

Just a short walk after work--noon til 12:45. Hot and sunny. My first Red-spotted Purples.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 9 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

Partly Sunny Hot. 1 1/2 hrs. Took my wife to show her the butterflies and flowers in 1 of the meadows.

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Jul 9 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

Hot and Partly Cloudy. Took my wife for a short ride on to show her some of what I have been seeing here. 1 Comma landed on the front basket of the 3-wheeler and then on her jeans while the motor was still running. This is the first time in 13 year that we have had yellow butterflyweed(3 plants). I will post picts when it is fully open.

Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Weed

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 9 2011

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Grandpa's house near Easton
Adams County

Moth

Moth

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

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

Jul 9 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
Washburn County

Part of a butterfly presentation and hike. Over 25 people saw more photos of butterflies than they did butterflies. Very cloudy conditions. Thanks to Robert for spotting the Eastern Tailed-Blue and the Virginia Ctenucha Moth.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 9 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Dory's Bog
Washburn County

Afternoon scouting trip for me. I hoped to see Bog Coppers and Elfin Skimmers. I saw both! Notice the female sedge sprite in carrying the remnants of the male who did protect the female.

Elfin Skimmer

Elfin Skimmer

Sedge Sprite

Sedge Sprite

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

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

Jul 9 2011

Ron Arnold, Dan Keach

Location: bog area at the west end of Seneca Road in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

Dan was hoping for his first sighting and photos of Bog Coppers, he wasn't disappointed. I've included a photo of a male that has almost no orange markings on its hindwings. It was cloudy here and started sprinkling when we left.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jul 9 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Only a little bit of temporary sunshine today.

Machimus with skipper

Machimus with skipper

Jul 9 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Schmeeckle Reserve, Stevens Point
Portage County

A fair number of butterflies and dragonflies and LOTS of mosquitoes.

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Chalk-Fronted Corporal

Chalk-Fronted Corporal

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

★ = New county photo record

Jul 9 2011

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Greenfield Park
Milwaukee County

Jul 9 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

This is my personal list for the Riveredge Butterfly Count, not the official list which is still being compiled. There were very few Skippers this year. We only managed to net one, 2 more got away without IDs and I got a poor photo of one which I think is a Tawny-edged.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 9 2011

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg, WI
Ozaukee County

This was seen at the annual Riveredge Butterfly Count in 2011. Though this sighting report is almost a year late, I thought I had reported it, but apparently not according to the records.

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Jul 9 2011

Anne Sylvester

Location: Beaver, WI a lake near Gilas Lake
Marinette County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 9 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Oneida County Memorial Forest (logging Road)
Oneida County

Cloudy 9-9:20AM

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Jul 10 2011

James Popp

Location: Northern kettle Moraine State Forest
Sheboygan County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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

Jul 10 2011

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: New Berlin/West Allis Bike Trail from 97th to Sunnyslope Road
Milwaukee County

And another new one for me. Wish I had had a camera - the eastern tailed blue sat nicely for a time - but I was jogging so I wasn't carrying one with me.

Jul 10 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

82º Sunny. 3:30-4:45 PM.

Jul 10 2011

Jeff Raflik

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

The LightCatchers Photo Club held their first (annual?) Family Day outing, at the Marsh Haven Nature Center today. Near 90 degrees, and muggy. Just enough butterflies to keep us running around in circles. At least one Monarch laying eggs, but as I looked for them all day, no caterpillars. I wasn't paying much attention to the Cabbage Whites, or the Clouded Sulphurs, and the five Common Wood Nymphs, and the ten unidentified Crescents, were not "user friendly" for photographers.

Monarch

Monarch

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 10 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA & My Living room
Marquette County

84º Sunny. 5-6:15 PM. NE 20 Acres. Explored another 5 acres. And 2 of the 3 Mourning Cloaks hatched out in my living room.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 10 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

I was having good luck with skipper photos today, at least with the skippers that would cooperate. Today was the day for beat-up butterflies. A Monarch didn't have much left for wings on its right side and the swallowtail didn't have much left for hindwings. An Aphrodite had its forewing pinched together which was slowing it down in flight. This is the latest that I've ever seen a Canadian Tiger Swallowtail.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Jul 10 2011

Tori Graham

Location: Hawthorn Hollow
Kenosha County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 10 2011

Mary Backus

Location: Cedar Falls Drive
Oneida County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 10 2011

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Baker Preserve, Town of Troy
Walworth County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

★ = New county photo record

Jul 10 2011

Gerrid Greenwood

Location: Fort McCoy Military Installation, Tomah
Monroe County

Seen while conducting Regal Fritillary surveys.

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

Jul 10 2011

Dubuque NABA Butterfly Count

Location: The Wisconsin portion of the 15 mile Dubuque circle.
Grant County

We stopped at a spot for Juniper Hairstreak and Dorothy found one in less than a minute. But close-up photo was impossible. Most Wild Indigo Duskywings we have ever seen. Several Hickory Hairstreaks and Tawny Emperors. Observers were Karl and Dorothy Legler and Douglas Buege.

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Jul 11 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Rush Creek Road and Dog Hollow Road
Vernon County

I photographed the duskywing along the road that had plenty of crown vetch.

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Jul 11 2011

Marcie O'Connor, Ann Thering, Mike Reese

Location: Gilmanton NABA count
Buffalo County

1 Monarch caterpillar. New high species count of 39! No Ladies or Red Admirals.

Jul 11 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 11 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Levee Rd. and parking areas/roads of the Pine Island Wildlife Area
Columbia County

Hot and Sunny. Drive and stop.

Jul 11 2011

Gerrid Greenwood

Location: Fort McCoy Military Installation, Tomah
Monroe County

Seen while conducting Regal Fritillary surveys.

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

Jul 11 2011

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Winds became a problem but temps and sun were good. Rain last night created lots of puddles.

Jul 11 2011

Tim Fenske

Location: Governor Nelson State Park
Dane County

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 12 2011

Chyna Muhammad

Location: Lulu Lake Preserve, Town of Troy
Walworth County

Usually by mid-July I've seen lots of Baltimore checkerspots. But a visitor from New York City, Chyna Muhammad, was the first to spot and photograph one on The Nature Conservancy's Lulu Lake Preserve.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 12 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Crex Sand Prairie SNA and one nice sandy road puddle
Burnett County

This trip was for me to get my first photos of a fresh Mottled Duskywing. I have been trying for four years without success. Today I felt like I was in Mottled Duskywing Heaven. The numbers are skewed because I was concentrating on the Duskywings rather than other species. All Duskywings were very fresh. The photos are of four different individuals.

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Jul 12 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: A friends farm on Fox Ridge Dr. and the Wildlife Area on Hanzel Creek
Richland County

78 degrees and mostly cloudy. Half hour in both locations.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 12 2011

Stan Rehm

Location: Quarry Ridge Recreation Area
Dane County

Tailed-blue was ovipositing on vetch. Considering the abundance of nectar plants in blossom on a sunny, warm July day, the number of butterflies seemed rather meager.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 12 2011

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: New Berlin Bike Trail - 97th St to Moorland Road
Milwaukee County

Jul 12 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

I was out for only a few minutes late this afternoon.

Jul 12 2011

Jean Upton

Location: Stricker Pond
Dane County

I did not see any dragonflies today.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 13 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

78º Sunny. 3/4 hour.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 13 2011

Owen Boyle

Location: Chiwaukee Prairie SNA
Kenosha County

clear, 72F, breezy

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 13 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 13 2011

Stephanie Dorman

Location: Big Hill Park
Rock County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

★ = New county photo record

Jul 13 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My father-inlaws farm, Moundville Township
Marquette County

78º Sunny. 1 1/4 Hrs.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 13 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Sterling Barrens SNA and surrounding area
Polk County

Looking for this SNA, I followed DNR instructions and wound up on a cul-de-sac with a steep incline and deep sand. I spent 6 hours trying to get the car out, finally walking until I found somebody who pulled me out with his SUV. Rough day, but this place is rich with butterflies!

Don't go all the way on 320th Street!

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

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

Jul 13 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Crex Meadow
Burnett County

Crex in the evening had many deer flies.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Jul 13 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Black River State Forest - Teal Lake Flowage and Oxbow pond
Jackson County

Was out looking for Dragonflies and Damselflies but couldn't pass up a chance to shoot pictures of Butterflies. Ended the day with 33 species of odonata including Incurvate Emerald, Elfin Skimmers, Sphaghnum Sprites, Dragonhunters, and many more

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Two-spotted Skipper, Black Dash

Two-spotted Skipper, Black Dash

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

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

Jul 13 2011

Sandy

Location: Green Circle Trail - Plover River
Portage County

Thought he was dead! Black thing hanging in the grass, gently nudged the grass and he moved. Check out the facial hair & eye detail. In clusters all along woody part of trail.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

★ = New county photo record

Jul 13 2011

Trempealeau NABA Butterfly Count

Location: Trempealeau NWR, Perrot St. Pk., Tamarack Creek SWA
Trempealeau County

Count was scheduled for July 12 but overcast and forecast of rain caused postponement to July 13. Five observers. 39 species. Best butterflies were Gray Copper and Little Glassywings. 8 Skippers.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 13 2011

Sandy

Location: Green Circle Trail - Plover River
Portage County

Flash of color in the Hazelbrush.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jul 13 2011

Sandy

Location: Green Circle Trail - Plover River
Portage County

Fortunate to see him fly by me and where he landed. Even then, hard to see him from the tree bark. The sun was perfect to back light him. Brown is beautiful.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

★ = New county photo record

Jul 13 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

I was very excited to see and get a good photo of what I am pretty sure is a Marine Blue. It was in a weedy field near Lake Michigan.

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

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

Jul 14 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Page Creek SNA "Main trails on the uplands"
Marquette County

78 degrees and Mostly Cloudy. 1 3/4hrs. The counts are low. There were times I had 20+ mixed species in the air around around me. Parked by the fire number "N3444" on Cnty K, checked out the prairie flowers in the first meadow, and hiked all the way to the east end on the field/woods roads.

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 14 2011

Jean Upton

Location: Wexford Prairie
Dane County

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Amberwing

Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 14 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Glocke Lake SNA
Oconto County

Overcast, not that warm

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

newly emerged dragonfly

newly emerged dragonfly

Jul 14 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Cloudy today.

Jul 14 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Intersection of Forest Road 2101 and 2102
Oconto County

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Harvester

Harvester

Long Dash

Long Dash

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

Jul 15 2011

Northern Kettle Moraine NABA Count

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine St. Forest
Fond du Lac County

Four observers: Karl and Dorothy Legler, Mike Reese and Peter Fissel. 43 species. 13 skippers. Little Glassywing, Dion Skipper and Swamp Metalmark were found in record numbers. Notice the Little Glassywing laying an egg.

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

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

Jul 15 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Nothing unusual today. Besides lots of Silver-spotted Skippers there were also about 20 Ctenucha virginica moths.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 15 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Tommy Thompson State Park
Marinette County

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 15 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

84 Degrees and Cloudy. Quick trip to the marsh. Am happy to see the Yellow Butterflyweed.

Monarch

Monarch

Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Weed

Jul 15 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Sullivan Spring
Oconto County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

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

Jul 15 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Bog west of Intersection of Old Hwy 32 and Losse Lane
Oconto County

Striped hairstreak is a new one for county. Mediocre conditions, overcast and cool.

Okanagana canadensis

Okanagana canadensis

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

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

Jul 15 2011

Anne

Location: Town of Beaver, Marinette Co,
Marinette County

Wooly aphid

Wooly aphid

Laphria sacrator

Laphria sacrator

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Cool moth

Cool moth

Jul 15 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Cloudy with scattered rain.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 16 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Page Creek SNA "Main trails on the uplands"
Marquette County

84 degrees and Mostly Cloudy. Parked by the fire number "N3444" on Cty K, checked out the prairie flowers in the first meadow, and hiked all the way to the east end on the field/woods roads. Spiders had 2 Duns today. Mating pairs - Monarch, Azure, ET Blue, N. Pearly-eye and Common Wood Nymph.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 16 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

Sunny and hot, with lots of pesky flies, but it was a very rewarding afternoon, with many butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies. Highlights included a Karner "Melissa" blue alighting on my ankle and hundreds of damselflies on a creek.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

American Copper

American Copper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

White Admiral

White Admiral

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Black Dash

Black Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jul 16 2011

Tori Graham

Location: NE of Friendship on Cypress Ave.
Adams County

Flush of skippers on gravel/dirt road

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 16 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Even though the Mourning Cloak didn't cooperate very well for photos, I included one here because I don't remember ever seeing one nectaring on any flowers.

Black Dash

Black Dash

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 16 2011

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Chiwaukee Prairie Preserve
Kenosha County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

★ = New county photo record

Jul 16 2011

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - my backyard
Milwaukee County

Jul 16 2011

Andy Paulios

Location: Mounds View Grasslands - TPE Property
Iowa County

USFWS Field Tour - walked a fair bit of the central property.

Jul 16 2011

Owen Boyle

Location: Rock Island State Park
Door County

clear, light breeze, 75F; Mourning Cloaks were caterpillars only.

Mourning Cloak caterpilar

Mourning Cloak caterpilar

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jul 16 2011

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Brockway
Jackson County

The Aphrodite was feeding on echinacea. Tiny butterfly with grayish white underwings with orange spots and bright blue on the top. I'm planting lupines!

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 16 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

10:15 am to 12:15 pm. Last week on the butterfly count I missed the Metalmarks because they were not in my counting territory, so I returned today to see them. Three came close enough to the path to get good looks and an OK photo. There were many Eastern Tailed-blues today. I hadn't realized how black the females look when they are in flight, although they look more dark gray when they settle with their wings spread. Most of the skippers today got away without me being able to either ID or photograph them.

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jul 16 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Grove Road, off of HWY 57
Door County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

White Admiral

White Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

★ = New county photo record

Jul 17 2011

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor Township
La Crosse County

Very hot , humid and breezy. The butterflies were feeding on cone flowers, bergamot and gooseneck loosestrife.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

★ = New county photo record

Jul 17 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hamel Property in the Springfield township
Marquette County

95º Sunny. First time at this property. The Prairie Enthusiasts 2011 Picnic and Membership Meeting. Numbers were low on species types, because I was trying to keep up with the group.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Jul 17 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Chafee Creek SNA
Marquette County

Black Dash

Black Dash

Jul 17 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: home garden, Okauchee Lake
Waukesha County

My dill plantings usually attract some females
each season. The pic is "soft" but representative of its behavior.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 17 2011

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Cloudy, hot, humid. Sun less than 5% of time. Most mottleds I have ever seen on the Meadows. Most Gorgones in one day for me. Divided time between setting up video and swatting deerflies. Deerflies (worst I have seen) drove me off the meadows after 4 hours and before completing intended route.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

★ = New county photo record

Jul 17 2011

Dan Foster

Location: Germantown
Washington County

Not able to travel about much, so I just walk my land and take what photos I can. Here are a few taken over the last few days, including my first up-close Common Buckeye and one well-worn Crescent.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

★ = New county photo record

Jul 17 2011

Terry Leasa

Location: Sheboygan Marsh Area - Hulls Crossing Road
Sheboygan County

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

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

Jul 17 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

96 degrees, humid and windy. I also saw a duskywing, but it didn't stay still long enough to focus my binoculars or camera on it. I had to keep my binoculars, camera and sunglasses outside today to keep them from fogging up each time I went out into my garden to check for butterflies.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 18 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

caterpillar

caterpillar

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 18 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Too hot to spend much time looking for butterflies today. It was nice seeing some Monarchs today; I didn't see a single Monarch at Riveredge on Saturday.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 18 2011

Sister Bay NABA Count

Location: Peninsula St Pk, Hidden Corners Sanctuary (private), Mud Lake, Mink River, Newport St. Pk.
Door County

Six observers. 32 species, 10 skippers. 3 Buckeyes on one small patch of Common Milkweed. Monarchs are low in numbers.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Saffron-winged Meadowhawk

Saffron-winged Meadowhawk

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Jul 18 2011

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: New Berlin/West Allis Bike Trail - 97th st to Greenfield Park
Milwaukee County

Jul 18 2011

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor township
La Crosse County

Almost missed Juniper Hairstreak on lily. I was going to photograph the lily and noticed it inside the flower.

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Jul 19 2011

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor Township
La Crosse County

Went out in the morning and early afternoon. No wind and overcast. Very hot.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Question Mark

Question Mark

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

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

Jul 19 2011

Tori Graham

Location: Chiwaukee Prairie
Kenosha County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

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

Jul 19 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie
Marquette County

86-92º, sunny, humid, light wind. Helping the USFWS do a Karner Blue Survey. Numbers on all are low. KBs were only ones seen in the survey area. Many more outside it. 3 mating pairs of KBs(1 on my hand), 2 other singles landed on my hand, and even had 1 on the clipboard. Many skippers I didn't stop to ID.

Jul 19 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Fantastic weather--93 degrees F and 95% humidity.

Black Dash

Black Dash

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

★ = New county photo record

Jul 19 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Toft Point SNA
Door County

First time at this SNA and I expect to check this out whenever I get to Door Co. I only spent a couple of hours here and didn't see that much but it was worth it.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

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

Jul 19 2011

Ron Arnold

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

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

Jul 20 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: DNR property in the town of Saratoga along Highway 13
Wood County

Hot, humid and windy. Also saw an unidentified tiger swallowtail.

Jul 20 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Grandma Lake Area
Florence County

The comma slam paled with respect to the huge number of Compton Tortoiseshells.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Satyr Comma

Satyr Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Jul 20 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

95º, Sunny. 6:30-7 PM. Trimming trails. Many butterflies flying/chasing.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

★ = New county photo record

Jul 20 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

99 degrees here this afternoon. I only spent a few minutes looking for butterflies.

Jul 21 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Butterfly garden in back yard.
Sauk County

10 species. We first noticed a Hickory Hairstreak in the yard on July 16. Now there are 5. Also a Juniper Hairstreak (and a couple of Banded). These are nectaring on Glade Mallow (Napaea dioica), a plant of SW Wis. The Giant Swallowtail last night made all 3 Swallowtails in 24 hours. Dorothy's photos.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 21 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Badger Prairie Park, Verona
Dane County

Not as hot and humid as recent days. Started out overcast but then became mostly sunny. Common wood-nymphs everywhere. The black swallowtails were all concentrated in one area and were very active.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jul 21 2011

Tori Graham

Location: Somers
Kenosha County

Mated pair: I assume the slightly darker appearance is well within the range of the species...

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 21 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Mosquito Hill Nature Center
Outagamie County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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

Jul 21 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie
Marquette County

84º, sunny, & light wind. 8:45-12:30 PM. Started at the bog and worked my way up to high ground.
No KB mating pairs. 1 pair of mating Monarchs.

'Karner' Melissa Blues, American Coppers

'Karner' Melissa Blues, American Coppers

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 21 2011

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor Township
La Crosse County

Went out early and the humidity was down in contrast with from the past few days. The Butterflies were spreading their wings preparing for their morning flights. I ventured up to a spot on the property that was logged this past winter, and found the Pearl Crescent and Swallowtail along the trail.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 21 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Black Dash

Black Dash

Jul 21 2011

Ann Thering

Location: Back Yard
Dane County

5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Hazy/Cloudy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 22 2011

Donna Bosch

Location: Lake Delton
Sauk County

In my flower gardens, I live in a wooded area.

Jul 22 2011

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Pickeral Lake Fen Preserve, Town of Troy
Walworth County

The steady morning rain stopped, the sun came out and suddenly our restored prairie filled with butterflies.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Jul 22 2011

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor Township
La Crosse County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 22 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Father in-laws farm, Moundville Township
Marquette County

91º and Sunny. Saw the mating pair of Buckeyes as I was driving in.

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 22 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Greenwood Refuge
Waushara County

3-5:30. Not much going on in the sun but in the shade near the woods there was more happening. Most Monarchs that I have seen in one day this year.

Jul 22 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: bog area at the west end of Seneca Road in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

I wanted to see if there were still any Bog Coppers, and there were. The moth in the photo was small but had an interesting pattern to it.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Moth

Moth

Elfin Skimmer

Elfin Skimmer

Jul 22 2011

Ron Arnold

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

Jul 22 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 22 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, parking lot
Dane County

Hot and humid after the rain. Two summer spring azures enjoying the warm pavement.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 23 2011

John Hutchinson

Location: Reedsburg, field off of WD road
Sauk County

Jul 23 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA and Father in-laws farm
Marquette County

92º Partly sunny. Mating pairs - 5 monarchs, 2 Edwards Hairstreak and 1 Banded Hairstreak. All at my father-in-laws lower meadow. Found 3 dead/stuck butterflies on 1 Swamp Milkweed head.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Black Dash

Black Dash

Jul 23 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jul 23 2011

Barbara Robish

Location: South Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee County

A Black Swallowtail Butterfly landed on our deck and was eating on marigold flowers. Stayed quite a while. We also have a big woods behind us.

Jul 23 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Mequon Nature Center
Ozaukee County

I took advantage of the milder temperatures to go for a walk. Lovely day, breezy, lots of flowers but not a great variety of butterflies. The abundant Queen Anne's Lace made for an abundance of Black Swallowtails.

Jul 23 2011

Jeanne Bell

Location: Backyard
Kenosha County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 23 2011

Armund Bartz, Mike Reese

Location: Rush Creek SNA
Crawford County

Ottoe Skipper

Ottoe Skipper

Ottoe Skipper

Ottoe Skipper

Ottoe Skipper

Ottoe Skipper

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 23 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Ridges Sanctuary
Door County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Jul 24 2011

Ron Arnold

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

I was trying to get a photo of a fresh Monarch that was nectaring on some Purple Coneflower, but instead this interesting little moth landed on some nearby Bergamot.

Moth

Moth

Jul 24 2011

Eric Howe

Location: Lulu Lake SNA
Walworth County

06:15-07:45; 1 mile walk.

Jul 24 2011

Steve Hoyt

Location: Lauderdale Lakes
Walworth County

Butterfly was perched on the windowsill of my home, located in an oak woodland adjacent to a marsh wetland.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 24 2011

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor Township
La Crosse County

The Giant Swallowtail actually flew up and chased a Chipping sparrow away that got too close to the area where he was feeding!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 24 2011

Theresa Plenty

Location: Schoenberg Marsh Waterfowl Production Area. Aldo Leopold Wildlife Management District near Leeds Wisconsin
Columbia County

Saw the viceroy just into the trail to the viewing area of the marsh. The viceroy was on a rattlesnake master. I have video and more photos.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 24 2011

Terry Leasa

Location: Bud Cook Trails
Dodge County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 24 2011

Terry Leasa

Location: Dike Road, Horicon Marsh
Dodge County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

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

Jul 24 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA and My meadow and marsh
Marquette County

84º Cloudy. Tough day for App. and Eyed Browns. Swamp Milkweed has spiders too.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Jul 24 2011

Andy Paulios

Location: Nine Springs MMSD Wildlife Area
Dane County

Fiery Skippers mating

Jul 24 2011

Ryan Brady

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

Casual observations while mowing the lawn. Had to stop to photograph the fresh hairstreak on tansy.

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Jul 24 2011

Kathy Thomas

Location: My backyard in Franksville
Racine County

Mourning Cloak was found sipping nectar from an orange that I have out hoping to see an Oriole.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 24 2011

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Very cloudy until around 1pm impacting skipper numbers. Deerfly population is falling (Yay!). Fresh viceroy and Mourning cloak all over the meadows. Karners puddling in many spots.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jul 25 2011

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth and vicinity
Dane County

Jul 25 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Chaffee Creek SNA East of I39 and Caves Creek Fishery Area 7th Court
Marquette County

86º and Sunny. First trip to both places.

Jul 25 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Verona, area behind my apartment
Dane County

Saw all of these butterflies in about 20 minutes late afternoon. Also 3 species of dragonflies. A profitable 20 minutes.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Jul 25 2011

Dan Foster

Location: SE Germantown, various locations
Washington County

Just some sightings as I walk or bike in my home area.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 25 2011

J. Simon

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Saw two pipevines Saturday in the foresty area past the pond. Went back with my camera on Monday and found them again.

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Jul 25 2011

Tim Fenske

Location: Governor Nelson State Park
Dane County

Jul 25 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

More Buckeyes today than I have seen before. Since finding the Marine Blue, I spend a lot of time looking at every little blue butterfly, but no luck.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 25 2011

Mike Reese

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

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 25 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Wisconsin portion of the Dubuque NABA Count circle
Grant County

We tried to find more than 1 Juniper Hairstreak at our favorite spot. We found 32.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jul 25 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Katies Garden in Platteville (Hwy 151)
Grant County

Marine Blue was very uncooperative: after 2-second look, it flew up, up and away, disappearing over tree tops. We hung around another hour and a half but it never reappeared.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 25 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Belmont Mound St Pk, Ipswich Prairie SNA, Hardscrabble SNA
Lafayette County

The five American Snouts were all puddling together!

American Snout

American Snout

★ = New county photo record

Jul 25 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Okauchee lake
Waukesha County

My first Fiery Skipper of the season, fresh female on French marigold. Monarchs becoming more common. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail yellow form female necatered for 10 minutes on dwarf zinnias.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 25 2011

Tom Poklen

Location: Ephraim Wetlands Preserve & Ephraim Preserve at Anderson Pond
Door County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jul 25 2011

Ron Arnold

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

The swallowtail was very cooperative, but unfortunately it was windy and I had trouble taking pictures.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 26 2011

Ryan Brady

Location: Tri-county corridor west of Sanborn Ave in Ashland
Ashland County

Short walk over my lunch hour...

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 26 2011

Tom Poklen

Location: White Cliff Road, Egg Harbor, WI
Door County

Morning walk. Eleven species before 11:00 AM!

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Jul 26 2011

K. Java

Location: Spangler's Landing on the St. Croix River
Polk County

Out butterflying with the grandkids. What a surprise to see a Giant Swallowtail with the Eastern Tigers at river's edge.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Swallowtails

Swallowtails

★ = New county photo record

Jul 26 2011

Ashley Ruiz

Location: Madison, Wisconsin. On the steps of the back of the Orpheum Theatre on Dayton St.
Dane County

I also have a picture!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 26 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Forest Rd. 183 between Clam Lake and Mellen
Ashland County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 26 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 26 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Riley Lake Wlidlife Area
Price County

Not a lot going on here and very few nectar sources.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 26 2011

Willard Beaumier

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

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Jul 26 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie
Marquette County

86º Sunny. USFWS Survey for Karner Blues.

Jul 26 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

Hot and Sunny.

Jul 26 2011

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: 9 Springs eway southeast sisde of Madison
Dane County

One of the tiger swallowtails was a female dark form. This is a good spot to see viceroys too.

Jul 26 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: Boat ramp on Cedar Lake, near Star Prairie.
Polk County

Several of them fluttering about and congregating on the damp ground near the shore.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 26 2011

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: 1 mile south of Fifield, house on South Fork Flambeau
Price County

Found in garage in wooded subdivision

★ = New county photo record

Jul 27 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, McKee Park
Dane County

Overcast and cooler though still humid. In fact it started to rain at the end of my walk. (Rain much needed.) Most interesting part of the day was the large number of least skippers frequenting several stretches of grass. They were sharing this space with a large number of Eastern forktail damselflies.

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Forktail

Eastern Forktail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 27 2011

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Brokway
Jackson County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 27 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Rainy today.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 27 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: L. B. White Company, Mason St, Onalaska
La Crosse County

Checked for dragonflies along edge of parking lot.

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Jul 28 2011

Tom Poklen

Location: White Cliff Road, Egg Harbor
Door County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 28 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Wisconsin Point, Superior
Douglas County

Cloudy. 3:30-5:30.

Jul 28 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Father inlaws farm, Moundville Township
Marquette County

78º & Cloudy. 1/2 hour. Rain ended my fun. You can see the tiger stripes in her wings. Something I haven't seen before.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 28 2011

Mike Reese

Location: NW of Clam Lake
Bayfield County

Sun early deteriorated quickly into cloudy skies.

Jul 29 2011

Jeff Raflik

Location: State Natural Area #51, at the NorthWest corner of Waupun, WI
Fond du Lac County

Never much luck with butterflies in this location, but had a couple at the beginning of the trail into the woods. My target insect here is the Scorpion Fly. Before today, I have only seen and photographed a total of three. Today, I tallied up eight, including four females, without the "scorpion looking" tail, and two mating pairs, only 12 inches from each other!

Scorpion Fly

Scorpion Fly

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Scorpion Fly

Scorpion Fly

Scorpion Fly

Scorpion Fly

Jul 29 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, various places along E Cheryl Parkway
Dane County

While cabbage whites were the most numerous, the Eastern tiger swallowtails put on the best show, flying from place to place, and when landed displaying their beautiful wings in different configurations. Saw 5 or 6 dragonfly species. Two sat still for photos.

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 29 2011

Ryan Brady, David Bratley, Dave Hanson, et al.

Location: NABA count west of Ashland
Bayfield County

4th year for this NABA count. 9 participants in 2 parties. Good but not great results with 34 species, after a record high of 40 last year. Lots of brushfoots on the national forest roads, and Aphrodite Frits all over the barrens. Another big year for Green Commas.

Jul 29 2011

Tom Poklen

Location: Ridges Sanctuary and Hidden Corners Sanctuary (private), Bailey's Harbor
Door County

Perfect butterflying weather! Also saw a half dozen Hine's Emerald Dragonflies. I think I saw a Mustard White, but unable to make positive ID. I'm told Meadow Frit's were also present, but did not see any myself.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 29 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison
Dane County

I had to be in Madison today, so I made a trip to Olbrich. I was thrilled to find 2 Pipevine Swallowtails in the shady woodland wildflower garden. They circled around each other furiously on occasion and then alighted on some poppy leaves in the sun. One was very worn and lacking one of its tails, the other had both tails and was a bit brighter. They were very faithful to this spot in the garden and I observed them for about 50 minutes.

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 29 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Scrub area around the Parking lot of L. B. White Company, Mason Street, Onalaska
La Crosse County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 29 2011

Jeff Raflik

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

A great day of butterflying, but not a lot of them landing for pictures. When I decided that the Black Swallowtails seemed to be coming in waves, I waited in the shade of a tree, overlooking the field. After a few minutes, four Eastern Tiger Swallowtails, two Black Swallowtails, and a common Wood Nymph, appeared at the same time. The Mourning Cloaks, and the Scorpion Fly, were along the trails of the wooded area.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Scorpion Fly

Scorpion Fly

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 29 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Moose Rd. to Summit Trail loop
Douglas County

10:00-2:30

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jul 29 2011

Mike Reese

Location: County A
Douglas County

Didn't get here until almost 2:30. Surprised to see a Green Comma nectaring. The first was chased away by an Atlantis Fritillary and when I saw one again, I didn't realize at first that this was a different Green Comma until I saw its underside which is quite different. Several books note that the female may be a plain grayish brown, however this is my first one that I have seen like this. In some of my other photos of this individual you can still see some greenish spots.

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Jul 29 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: Property around the Eau Galle Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, Spring Valley
Pierce County

Warm, sunny day, light winds. Observations were in kind of a weedy waste area behind the lab, where old equipment is being stored. Duskywing is Wild Indigo/Columbine Duskywing.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Duskywing sp.

Duskywing sp.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Jul 29 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Muir County park and Gillette Drive
Marquette County

86º & Sunny. Followed 2 more matching smaller Frits around that just wouldn't land. 1 Mating pair of Cabbage Whites. Was pleasantly surprised to see the Junipers feeding on Swamp Milkweed just inside the marsh.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jul 29 2011

John Polk

Location: Fort McCoy
Monroe County

Gray Hairstreak seen while doing Karner Blue surveys.

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Jul 29 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jul 29 2011

Armund Bartz

Location: Battle Bluff State Natural Area
Vernon County

Great Day! Common roadside skipper was seen at the battle hollow prairie portion of Battle Bluff SNA

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Ottoe Skipper

Ottoe Skipper

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

Jul 29 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Rock River Prairie SNA, Girl Scouts Headquarters, Walters Road
Rock County

The roadside Monarda on Walters Road was a butterfly hotspot. Much better than the two SNAs we visited.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 29 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Kessler Railroad Prairie SNA
Rock County

Jul 29 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Rotary Gardens at Janesville
Rock County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 29 2011

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Good sun, warm temps but puddles were not as active. Visitor center flowers covered with Dun and NBD, meadows not so good. Skipper population fell dramatically since last week. Hairstreaks almost gone. Small blue stood out. Side view is same butterfly, opposite side.

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

three Blues

three Blues

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Jul 30 2011

Tori Graham

Location: northwest of Lake Andrea
Kenosha County

Vegetated marsh

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jul 30 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Observatory Hill SNA
Marquette County

Jul 30 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

86º & Partly Sunny. 1 1/2 hrs. Quick trip to the marsh on the 3-wheeler. Tried to take a pict of a Comma only to look up to see it and 2 others chasing 2 Giant Swallowtails 3' in front of me. Got picts of 2 different Giants. 3 Mating pairs of Monarchs.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Mustard White

Mustard White

Jul 30 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jul 30 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson Property 3/4 mile south of Chaseburg on Hwy K
Vernon County

Jul 30 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA(uplands and edge of marsh) and road back home
Marquette County

88º & Sunny. Had my daughter drop me off at the far end and walked home. (1 1/2 miles - 2 hours) Buckeyes were puddling and chasing each other. Other Frits, Comma/QM, and Skippers that didn't give me a good look.

Jul 30 2011

Ann Thering

Location: Back Yard
Dane County

Two of the Tigers were the black form.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 30 2011

Martin Trucco

Location: Wausau. Town of Stetin
Marathon County

This friendly spirit visited us for more than half an hour on a deck.It landed on our shoulders, heads, and ultimately allowed us to pick it up.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jul 30 2011

Peter Fissel

Location: Brooklyn W.A. - Ice Age Trail
Dane County

Hot, sunny, late afternoon - No. Pearly-eyes were "swarming" in a shady opening in the woods.

Jul 30 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Jul 31 2011

Willard Beaumier

Location: Town of Little River S. Range Line Rd.
Oconto County

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 31 2011

Peter Fissel

Location: Horicon Marsh - Dike Rd.
Dodge County

Sunny and hot, but breezy. Lots of Broad-winged Skippers on Swamp Milkweed, but it was tough to photograph them with the wind.

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Jul 31 2011

Penny Koehler

Location: Ripon
Fond du Lac County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 31 2011

Joan Voigt

Location: Wild Rose Fish Hatchery
Waushara County

2 Tiger swallowtail in compost area

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 31 2011

dan seifert

Location: Gilman Township - 690th Ave. near Stonehammer Bridge
Pierce County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 31 2011

Mike Reese

Location: White River Marsh
Green Lake County

Broad-winged Skippers nectared on Swamp Milkweed in large numbers in previous years and this was the case where there was swamp milkweed, but it is definitely on a decline here in areas where it used to flourish just a decade ago.

Jul 31 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: Red Cedar State Trail, Irvington, WI
Dunn County

Observations were made on a hike on the Red Cedar State Trail from Irvington, WI, approx. 1 mile north and back. 6-7:30 pm. Partly cloudy, warm, humid, little wind.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 31 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson property south of Chaseburg
Vernon County

Jul 31 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson Property 3/4 mile south of Chaseburg on Hwy K
Vernon County

I saw a couple dozen Hummingbird Clearwings today. Yesterday, I had both Hummingbird and Snowberry Clearwings in the same clump of monarda including one of each on the same flower. That made for a great picture!!

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Columbine Duskywing

Columbine Duskywing

Columbine Duskywing

Columbine Duskywing

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

Jul 31 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

93º Sunny. Spent a lot of time focused on and waiting for Giants to land. They would cruise by at just past arms length though. Saw them in the meadow and woods along the marsh. Commas wouldn't sit still for an instant. 2 mating pairs of Monarch.

Jul 31 2011

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

We have noticed that Giant Swallowtails and Eastern Tigers are obsessed by stargazer lilies.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 31 2011

Gale Gust

Location: Alden Township
Polk County

This sucker's huge!!!!!!!

Jul 31 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Our yard
Sauk County

Best sightings in the butterfly garden were Juniper Hairstreak and Tawny Emperor.