Butterfly sightings for August 2011

Aug 1 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: SW part Menomonie
Dunn County

Cloudy, breezy, 74F, between storms. 6 pm. Observed in the leaf folds of a canna lily in my backyard.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

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

Aug 1 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

87º Cloudy and Humid. 10-Noon. Had 1 Monarch hatch out in the house before I got up. Went looking for giants. May have seen more than 2. Found 1 male ET Swallowtail on the trail with a bad forewing. A female was circling above him.

Aug 1 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Father inlaws farm, Moundville Township
Marquette County

87º Cloudy and Humid. 2 hrs. ET Swallowtail with a deformed wing. Butterflies everywhere. 2 ET Swallowtails Black Form. you can see her tiger stripes through her wings. 7 mating pairs of Monarchs. Found 1 dead Giant along the road on the way home.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 1 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Clouded over with sprinkles. There was a lot of ambush bug activity today, I included a photo of a bumblebee with 2 ambush bugs feeding on it.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Bumble bee prey of ambush bug

Bumble bee prey of ambush bug

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aug 1 2011

Susan

Location: Backyard in city of Jefferson
Jefferson County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 1 2011

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor township
La Crosse County

I have seen more hummingbird moths this summer than ever before.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 1 2011

Tim Fenske

Location: Middleton Public Library flower garden
Dane County

Aug 1 2011

Craig Knutson

Location: Abrams
Oconto County

Just had this beauty hanging out at our bee balm plants.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 2 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Father inlaws Farm
Marquette County

Hot and Humid. Got out for a 1 1/2 hour stroll. Trying to get a better pict of a Harvester and try to find more Juniper Hairstreaks. Same 2 JH's as yesterday, just one tree to the east. Harvester on the same bush as Aug 1. 1 E.Tiger Swallowtail (Blk form) in a different field. Wished I had more time. Many more I saw on the way out that I didn't ID or count.

Aug 2 2011

Rachael Butek

Location: County road BB, two miles south of Colfax, traveling over about one mile
Dunn County

Aug 2 2011

Nicole Lenz

Location: Prairie Du Sac, WI Near Tower Rock
Sauk County

Walking aourd my house trying to catch a glimpse of butterflies I caught these guys fluttering around.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Aug 2 2011

Willard Beaumier

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

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Aug 2 2011

Eric Howe

Location: Lulu Lake Preserve
Walworth County

06:15-07:25 88%RH, 77F. Wind 0-1. One mile loop. Casual observation. Probable Eyed Brown and Pearl Crescent also seen. Personal high count for the mustard white.

Aug 2 2011

Roxanne Davis

Location: Bear Creek Township, Garvey Rd
Sauk County

I have seen many of these in the past 2 weeks, have only seen them occasionally in years past.

Aug 2 2011

Mary B

Location: Backyard-New Berlin
Waukesha County

Sighted in the morning, as it was visiting dog doo!

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 2 2011

Tori Graham

Location: Chiwaukee Prairie
Kenosha County

Black Dash

Black Dash

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

Aug 2 2011

Patti

Location: Appleton
Outagamie County

Aug 2 2011

Anne Miller

Location: Osceola
Polk County

I was working in my gardens when I saw this amazing butterfly and had to get pictures. It was enjoying the purple coneflowers. When I walked by another patch of coneflowers, there was another one. I could tell they were different butterflies because the first one I spotted was missing one of its tails.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 2 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Cloudy and rainy today with some sun in late afternoon.

Aug 2 2011

Joan Voigt

Location: City of Wautoma
Waushara County

I was surprised when I spotted this Luna moth on the brick wall at the drive up at Citizens Bank in Wautoma

Luna Moth

Luna Moth

Aug 2 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: Red Cedar State Trail, Menomonie
Dunn County

Hiked from the trailhead in Menomonie, about 1 mile south and back. 5:45-7pm. Sunny and warm weather conditions, although this stretch of the trail was very shady at this time of the day. Sightings were nearly identical to my hike on the trail about 2 miles south of here 2 days ago. I also observed one unidentified orange-ish butterfly that repeatedly harassed a giant swallowtail, but I could never get a decent look at it. I was thinking some kind of fritillary, or possibly a comma.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 2 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Riverside Park
La Crosse County

Stopped right after the rain stopped and spent about an hour looking around.

Aug 3 2011

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor township
La Crosse County

I have really been observing some interesting "pecking order" in butterflies this year. the Giant Swallowtails are at the top, followed by the Eastern Tiger Swallowtails, with the Black Swallowtails at the bottom, when it comes to who gets a food source for their own.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtails

Eastern Tiger Swallowtails

Aug 3 2011

Ginny Nelson

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Dane County

Aug 3 2011

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake Wildlife Area
Burnett County

A Giant Swallowtail flew in front of my car then headed north so I couldn't get a pic. Darn it! White Admirals and Viceroys where everywhere on the gravel roads. Least Skippers were nectaring on Blue Vervain. Saw about 5 dark form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtails.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

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

Aug 3 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie
Marquette County

81 Degrees and Sunny. The heat from this last week must have fried the Karners.

Aug 3 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Aug 3 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Platteville and Potosi to Cassville
Grant County

We did considerable roadside butterflying. The Little Yellow was seen near Cassville. Its the only one we have seen this year. The Russet-tipped Clubtail was at Nelson Dewey St Pk.
American Snouts at two different places.

Russet-tipped Clubtail

Russet-tipped Clubtail

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Aug 3 2011

Joan Voigt

Location: Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery, North Prairie
Waushara County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 3 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

84 degrees and Sunny. Took my wife to see her first Giant Swallowtail. We were out about an hour. When we stopped the 3 wheeler it was like being at a circus. 6 Commas juggling, the Giant and Eastern Tiger passing by multiple times, Mourning Cloak, R.S. Purple, Satyr family and even a Mustard white. All within 15' of her front row seat.

Aug 3 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Wildcat Rd.
Jackson County

I hadn't planned on stopping but there appeared to be lots of Admirals along 54 so I decided to stop and see how many there were along Wildcat Rd. It was the most I have ever seen. Over 100 Admirals/mile! (4 mile road)

Aug 3 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: Spring Valley
Pierce County

Hike along the earthen dam in Spring Valley, no clouds, warm, slightly breezy. Everything I saw was very active and it tested my patience in trying to get photos. Eastern tailed blues and a duskywing were extremely abundant.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

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

Aug 3 2011

Alice Anderson

Location: Near St. Croix Falls, my garden
Polk County

Right after seeing 2 Tiger Swallowtails I saw a Red-Spotted Purple this morning on my deck. It was trying to feed off of a flower pattern on my cushion. I have never seen one before. It was beautiful and in good shape. Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera:( These are mostly seen further south. Later in the afternoon around 2pm or so I saw a Giant Swallowtail.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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Aug 3 2011

Douglas Belisle

Location: Deer Park
St. Croix County

Garden in front of my house. Near a small woodlot that has been cleared and maintained with some native grasses and wildflowers.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

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

Aug 3 2011

Terry Leasa

Location: Lakeside Park
Fond du Lac County

Two of the Tiger Swallowtails were black form

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 3 2011

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth, WI
Dane County

Aug 4 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, several locations off E Cheryl Parkway
Dane County

Meadow Hawk sp.

Meadow Hawk sp.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 4 2011

Terry Leasa

Location: Lakeside Park, City of Fond du Lac
Fond du Lac County

I've never seen a Question Mark colored like this. Stunning.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 4 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: Kelly Creek Preserve
St. Croix County

Mostly sunny, warm, slightly breezy, mid-day. The prairie was full of Monarda, Agastache, Silphium and Ratibida. Butterflies were everywhere!

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

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

Aug 4 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Thomson Memorial Prairie
Iowa County

84 degrees and sunny. Looking for Regals. Got there at 10 AM. The butterflies were either cruizing/not stopping or buried in the chest high grass/plants.

Aug 4 2011

Zach

Location: Madison
Dane County

Nectaring on marigold in our backyard

Aug 4 2011

Julia Kyle

Location: Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 4 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Okauchee lake
Waukesha County

American Snout flitted into my yard and perched for about 5 seconds, about 10 feet from me. First example seen since July 27, 2004 near Sussex, Waukesha Co.

★ = New county photo record

Aug 4 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Pleasant Prairie Rd. north of W. River Rd. to the parking lot
Burnett County

Swallowtails were nectaring on Joe Pye Weed and puddling. The Horace's Duskywing is far north of its normal range.

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

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

Aug 4 2011

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Aug 4 2011

Mary Backus

Location: Mountain Bay Trail between Ringle & Hatley
Marathon County

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Harvester

Harvester

White Admiral

White Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

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

Aug 4 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

82 degrees and partly cloudy. 1 hour in the marsh and boardwalk. Hoping to see a Tawny Emperor. Had 4 Giants on swamp milkweed on all sides of me at one time.

Aug 4 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Parents Farm
Dane County

80 degrees, humid, no wind. 1 ½ hrs. Upper field/meadow.
Found a dead Giant on the road.

Aug 4 2011

Mary Anne Pfitzinger

Location: Tomahawk, WI
Lincoln County

Two of these Milbert's Tortoiseshell butterflies spent considerable time in my back garden yesterday. I live on the edge of city limits.

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

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

Aug 4 2011

Traci

Location: Cassell
Marathon County

In my garden center on the Black eyed susan flowers

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

★ = New county photo record

Aug 4 2011

Tony Nienas

Location: New Miner, WI
Juneau County

dozens of them on 17th avenue between 4th and 5th street. Mostly landing on the gravel road but also on any sweaty clothes left out to dry.

Aug 4 2011

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

Also possibly spotted a viceroy and black swallowtail but unable to verify.

Aug 4 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Aug 4 2011

Ann Thering

Location: Back Yard
Dane County

Cloudy, 3-4 p.m. The female Sachem was a different individual than the one I saw about a week ago.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 4 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Mazomanie Area
Dane County

The immigrant Southern Dogface passed by on its way to someplace (Nova Scotia?) but fortunately landed long enough to get some photos. Note the "poodle face" showing through the forewing.

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

★ = New county photo record

Aug 5 2011

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: South of Fifield, small subdivision on South Fork Flambeau
Price County

The Red-spotted Purple Admiral is mainly found in southern WI so I was surprised to see it just outside my home about 3:00-3:30 PM on a very warm sunny day.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

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

Aug 5 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Aug 5 2011

Kathy Novey

Location: Ferryville. Along gravel road in wooded valley.
Crawford County

In addition to a huge millipede migration, the extended period of heat and humidity seems to have brought out an abundance of butterflies. Hackberry Emperors were so numerous some were hitching a ride on my head & back as I walked.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 5 2011

Joan Voigt

Location: Wild Rose Fish Hatchery, Hwy 22
Waushara County

American Lady sighted on sunny mid-day at Wild Rose Fish Hatchery along gravel on north end of hatchery

American Lady

American Lady

Aug 5 2011

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Late start at 11am. Very warm and mostly sunny until around 3. General rule today was yellow and fresh = Pink edged, worn = clouded. Numbers are dropping. Eastern Tailed may have had some western's mixed in. 20+ Summer Azures at one puddle. Pic of the day was Sandhill Crane chick walking down road. Nearly 3 feet tall now.

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Aug 5 2011

Allen Hanson

Location: Centuria, 190th Ave, 200th St
Polk County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 5 2011

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Pope Farm Park western Dane Co and vacinity
Dane County

I have never seen so many silver spotted skippers in one spot before.

Aug 5 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: 87º
Marquette County

86º Partly sunny. After watching a parade of Swallowtails(Giants and a ET) while mowing the yard, then stopping to show daughter her first Giant, I had to see what else was flying. Harvesters were on bushes 15' apart, and would chase Commas and a Giant. 3 mating pairs of Monarchs and 1 of Mustard Whites.

Mustard White

Mustard White

Aug 5 2011

Campbell's

Location: Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Spotted in our gardens.
One yellow and black Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.
One black form Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Aug 5 2011

Deborah

Location: Madison, Tenney-Lapham neighborhood
Dane County

Eastern Tiger swallowtails and Monarchs finally emerged about 9 days ago and this morning, our first pair of Giant Swallowtails have been seen.

Aug 5 2011

Dave Heinsohn

Location: Nugget Lake County Park
Pierce County

I had the pleasure of observing my first giant swallowtail and it was a large specimen.

Aug 6 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Aug 6 2011

Ryan Brady

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

Before the rain moved in. Silver-spotted Skipper is rare this far north.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 6 2011

Ginny Nelson

Location: Governor Nelson State Park
Dane County

Aug 6 2011

Eric Howe

Location: Turtle Valley Wildlife Area
Walworth County

15:30-18:30. 2.2 miles. West of Hwy P.

Aug 6 2011

Peter Fissel

Location: Meadow Vally SWA - Buckley Rd.
Monroe County

Red-spotted Purples and White Admirals everywhere on the road and on coyote scat

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 6 2011

Peter Fissel

Location: Dike 17 area off N. Settlement Rd.
Jackson County

The Great Spangled was actually along the road farther south

Aug 6 2011

Peter Fissel

Location: Cranberry Rd. (county line)
Jackson County

Got a good look at the Variegated Fritillary on the Jackson County side of the road just before a car came by and it vanished in a cloud of dust

Aug 6 2011

Peter Fissel

Location: Battle Point Rd. and trail to the east
Jackson County

Tons of White Admirals and Red-spotted Purples on the road; the Little Yellow was in the field past the flowage

Aug 6 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: Parker Creek Public Fishing/Hunting Grounds (approx. 2 mi E of STH 65 and 2 mi S of I-94)
St. Croix County

Geocaching with the family, so I wasn't paying too close attention to butterflies, but I saw a viceroy stop long enough to make a positive ID (black line through the middle of the hindwing).

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 7 2011

Donnalle

Location: Janesville
Rock County

Aug 7 2011

Karen Warren

Location: West River Rd
Vernon County

There were over 8 Giant Swallowtails in a private fields

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 7 2011

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake Service Road in Brodead
Green County

I spent a couple of hours walking up and down the entire length of the road this morning. This is the first Snout I've seen since 2007.

American Snout

American Snout

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Aug 7 2011

Susanna Nyberg

Location: My home east of New Richmond
St. Croix County

We live near a restored prairie so we see butterflies often. I was graced by the presence of this butterfly while sitting on the deck reading a book.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 7 2011

Ryan Brady

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

Another Reakirt's Blue! This one a beautiful fresh male, perhaps the offspring of the female I saw here on June 29 (http://wisconsinbutterflies.org/butterfly/sightings/6918)? Also multiple Black-tipped Darners, including the pictured female.

Black-tipped Darner

Black-tipped Darner

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Aug 7 2011

Fern Springs

Location: Brockway yard
Jackson County

This butterfly was really enjoying the phlox. It flew around and was feeding on it for quite a while.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 7 2011

Jayne Gulbrand

Location: grassy field in Germantown/Richfield off of Friestadt road
Washington County

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Aug 7 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: roads and ponds near Westfield
Marquette County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Viceroy

Viceroy

Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Amberwing

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 7 2011

Steve Werdeo

Location: Walla Hi County Park near Millhome
Manitowoc County

In a small area of wild flower many butterflies, 4 Black Form Eastern Tiger Swallowtail were seen. It was about 3:30 PM on a bright sunny day. Very little wind in the area as it was surrounded by woods.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Aug 7 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Aug 7 2011

Deb Schoenmann

Location: spring green,1/4 mile from wi river
Sauk County

has been observed several times in the last wk

Aug 7 2011

Jan Schaap

Location: our front yard, Appleton
Outagamie County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 8 2011

Douglas Belisle

Location: Deer Park
St. Croix County

Beautiful day about 85 degrees. Butterflies all over the pond, woodlot, large woods and surrounding savannah, and marshy areas.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 8 2011

Douglas Belisle

Location: Deer Park, yard, woodlot, and wooded area surrounded by open grasslands, with some marchy areas
St. Croix County

Late afternoon. Almost 7 P.M., Partly cloudy but warm about 82. Tortoiseshell was one of 6 fighting over a woodpile on the edge of the woods. Northern Cresent was on the edge of the woods in tallk grass. Eastern tigers and Giant Swallowtails swirling overhead in the woods.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

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

Aug 8 2011

Randolf A. Gschwind

Location: Cedarburg Farmstead
Ozaukee County

It was a sunny warm day with a slight breeze. Found this species sitting on honeysuckle leaf in mottled sunshine/shade of a hedgerow.

Aug 8 2011

Mike Reese, Ryan Brady

Location: Ryan's house off Wanabo Rd. west of Washburn
Bayfield County

18 species in two hours but alas no Reakirt's Blue today...

Aug 8 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Aug 8 2011

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: 1 mile south of Fifield
Price County

The 23 White Admirals were scattered along a gravel road in a wooded area, the 8 Cabbage whites in and around a vegetable garden, and Milbert's Tortoiseshell in the front yard.

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

White Admiral

White Admiral

Aug 9 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

The White Admiral was one of the largest butterflies that I've seen taken by an ambush bug.

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Aug 9 2011

Willard Beaumier

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

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Aug 9 2011

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Brockway
Jackson County

4:30 - 5 PM Hackbery Emperor in lilac bush with big black ants. White Admiral & Red-Spotted Purples around a chinese elm stump that was recently cut. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail flew through the yard.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

White Admiral

White Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral (hybrid)

Red-spotted Admiral (hybrid)

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

Aug 9 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Brockway Rd. and several stops on it.
Jackson County

I think I could run around and just take photos of butterflies on blazing star all day. Wait, I did; well at least all afternoon. Still a lot of Karners; some very fresh and some not so fresh.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Crab spider with a Karner Blue

Crab spider with a Karner Blue

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 9 2011

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Brockway
Jackson County

10 AM flying around the trees.

Aug 9 2011

Donnalle

Location: Janesville
Rock County

Aug 9 2011

Charles McCuller

Location: Hubertus
Washington County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

★ = New county photo record

Aug 9 2011

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Lulu Lake Preserve, Town of Troy
Walworth County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Aug 9 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

70s & Sunny. Very Dry. One area I went to should have had ankle deep water. It was an 1/8 acre area of blooming Swamp Milkweed over 6' tall. Least Skippers were flying nose high to me. That area held many of butterflies.

Aug 10 2011

Bart Doherty

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 10 2011

David Hanson, David Bratley

Location: Wanebo Road just outside Washburn
Bayfield County

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Aug 10 2011

Andrew Birch

Location: 200th Ave Milltown WI
Polk County

Two Giant Swallowtails were observed feeding on thistles along the road (in front of my Mother's home).

Aug 10 2011

Alison Elliott

Location: Rolling Hills Community Service Center in Sparta, WI
Monroe County

Aug 10 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie
Marquette County

71 degree Sunny. Karner Blue Count. Karners are almost done for the season.

Aug 10 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

77º Sunny. Zinnias where a big hit in the yard. Giant and ET Swallowtails, Monarchs, Am. Lady, Silver Spotted and Pecks Skippers, and a surprise Sachem! All at the same time.

Sachem

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

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

Aug 10 2011

Joan Voigt

Location: Wild Rose Hatchery Education Center garden
Waushara County

Northern Crescents spent most of sunny 79 degree mid-day on black-eyed susans and butterfly weed in garden outside visitor center. One crescent stopped on my jeans to visit.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 10 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Rocky Run Oak Savanna SNA
Columbia County

Most swallowtails I have ever seen here. Surprise was the Banded Hairstreak nectaring on that great nectar source Bouncing Bet.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Aug 10 2011

Fern Springs

Location: Parking lot downtown Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

12:30 PM Sunny & windy.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

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

Aug 10 2011

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: 1 mile south of Fifield
Price County

Behind our house, mid-afternoon, sunny.

★ = New county photo record

Aug 10 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 10 2011

Joan Rickert

Location: back yard,rural Medford
Taylor County

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

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

Aug 11 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Today's sighting of the Fiery Skipper is 6 weeks earlier than my previous early sighting for this species. It skipped from flower to flower faster than what my camera could auto-focus. The Least Skippers also seemed intent on chasing it away anytime it got too close.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 11 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

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

Hot and Partly Sunny. Was blown away at the number of ET Swallowtail variations I saw. Pale, Med yellow, half black, see thru black, . . . Watched a female lay eggs on Choke Cherry leaves. Also a GS Frit with a black spot on each forewing. First Gray Comma for me in Marquette Co. 2 Monarch and 1 GS Fritillary mating pairs.

Aug 11 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Badger Prairie Park, Verona
Dane County

There's one patch of liatris on one of the trails that the monarchs just love. I count on finding them there every year. There were still black swallowtails in the area where I saw lots of them a week or two ago.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Monarchs

Monarchs

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Aug 11 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Yard
Marquette County

Hot and Sunny. Peck's Skipper came back to give me some better looks. My mystery skipper opened up it turned out to be a Dun. Haven't seen one in a while.

Aug 11 2011

Tori Graham

Location: Chiwaukee Prairie
Kenosha County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 11 2011

Mary Backus

Location: Cedar Falls Drive - Hazelhurst
Oneida County

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Aug 11 2011

Joan Voigt

Location: Wild Rose Hatchery
Waushara County

Aug 11 2011

Susan Stowers

Location: Town of Bangor
La Crosse County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 11 2011

Deb Boelter

Location: Along the Wolf River near W3275 Wolf River Drive
Menominee County

There were several hanging around the river's edge.

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

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

Aug 11 2011

Dave Heinsohn

Location: Log Cabin Road town of Strickland
Rusk County

A giant swallowtail was scoping out my wife's flower garden.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 11 2011

Jan Seiler

Location: Janick Cir N, Town of Hull near Stevens Point
Portage County

Aug 11 2011

Donnalle

Location: Janesville
Rock County

Aug 11 2011

Ryan Brady

Location: Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Bayfield County

Casual observation -- Black is not a common species here in the north.

Aug 11 2011

Deb Boelter

Location: On the Wolf River near W3275 Wolf River Drive
Menominee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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

Aug 11 2011

Kathy Thomas

Location: Franksville
Racine County

Seen on a butterfly bush in our backyard.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 12 2011

Rorie Haines

Location: Village of Trempealeau
Trempealeau County

In our garden we have spotted and photographed a Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Black form female on our marigold on 08/12/2011 at 18:00

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Aug 12 2011

David Hanson, David Bratley

Location: Coal Dock Rd., Washburn
Bayfield County

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 12 2011

Mary Backus

Location: Cedar Falls Drive - Hazelhurst
Oneida County

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

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

Aug 12 2011

Nicole Lenz

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

Easter Tiger Swallowtail feeding on my Anise Hysop and then a beautiful black form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail allowed me to photograph it! I am not a fan of the flowers that the butterflies keep feeding from but if they like them I guess I will have to keep them!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 12 2011

Jime Ebner

Location: Okauchee
Waukesha County

Dwarf zinnias and Butterfly Bush are consistently attracting butterflies to my garden.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 12 2011

Julie Derenne

Location: My property in Casco
Kewaunee County

Just sitting on the deck and he wandered by.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

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

Aug 12 2011

Tim Fenske

Location: Big Bay State Park
Bayfield County

Aug 12 2011

Stephanie Van Vreede

Location: Town of Wrightstown
Brown County

In the Echinacea near the house.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 12 2011

Betty Deischer

Location: Prairie du Sac Wisconsin
Sauk County

Stayed on lily for approximately ten minutes.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 12 2011

Jim Otto

Location: Bauer Brockway Barrens SNA
Jackson County

Seen on a Wisc. Natural Resources Foundation field trip. It was a soggy morning, but our trip leader Armund Bartz did a great job intoducing us to this wonderful SNA, and did find us a couple of "Karners" to view.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

★ = New county photo record

Aug 12 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

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

Cabbage whites everywhere. They especially loved one particular plant, with 10 or more swarming around it at one time. Also lots of silver-spotted skippers. Saw one perched on a lily, not it's usual choice of flower. Highlight of the day was seeing a black form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

Cabbage Whites

Cabbage Whites

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 13 2011

Southern Wis Butterfly Assoc. Field Trip

Location: Lower Wisconsin State Riverway, Avoca area to Blue River
Iowa County

Iowa and Grant counties. Led by Mike Reese. We found 24 species. Highlights were 16 Giant Swallowtails nectaring in one field, two (rare) Common Checkered-Skippers (photo by Dorothy Legler), Common Sootywings, Common Roadside-Skippers and Common Buckeyes. (All other photos by Stan Rehm)

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 13 2011

Fern Springs

Location: Black River Falls
Jackson County

1-2 PM 2 Eastern Tiger Swallowtails by Ace Hardware, The rest were in my yard in Brockway.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Aug 13 2011

Marcie O'Connor

Location: our land - along Hwy 88 near Praag
Buffalo County

Only the second Snout I've seen this summer - and the first photo.

American Snout

American Snout

Aug 13 2011

Ryan Brady

Location: Bayfield County Garage near Washburn coal dock
Bayfield County

Fiery Skippers and Sachems! Both exceptionally rare here in far northern Wisconsin. Originally found yesterday by Dave Hanson and David Bratley. These are the first I've ever photographed here. What a treat!

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 13 2011

Bart Doherty

Location: Backyard Root River Parkway
Milwaukee County

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtails are out in mass in Milwaukee County.

Aug 13 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: Knapp Mound Fire Tower
Jackson County

Spotted this ragged individual resting on a beam on the fire tower.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

★ = New county photo record

Aug 13 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: Approx. 2 mi E of Warrens, WI, near a pond among cranberry fields
Monroe County

Cool, partly cloudy day.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Aug 13 2011

Joan Rickert

Location: Pineline Rail Trail,city of Medford
Taylor County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Viceroy

Viceroy

Mustard White

Mustard White

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

Aug 13 2011

Stephanie Van Vreede

Location: Town of Wrightstown
Brown County

Found the Red-spotted Purple in my garden enjoying the beans and corn.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

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

Aug 13 2011

Ron Arnold

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

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Aug 14 2011

Peter Fissel

Location: Horicon Marsh - Dike Rd.
Dodge County

Warm, sunny, southwesterly breeze 10-15 mph; I've never seen so many Bronze Coppers - had four at once (plus a Red Admiral and a couple of Least Skippers) on one swamp milkweed plant. The two Fiery Skippers were in the same spot I had two the previous week.

Aug 14 2011

Ron Arnold

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

Not a lot of butterflies seen here today for all the walking that I did.

Aug 14 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

There was an admiral family reunion yesterday and today at the bait station out on my deck.

Admirals

Admirals

Aug 14 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Buckeye was definitely a candidate for my over-the-hill butterfly photo collection.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 14 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie SNA
Dane County

Gorgeous day, partly cloudy, approx. 80 degrees, slightly breezy.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 14 2011

Ryan Brady

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

Checkered White was a heavily-marked female that wouldn't sit still for photos.

Aug 14 2011

Patti

Location: backyard
Outagamie County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 14 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: Oak Hill Cemetery, Black Earth, WI
Dane County

Spotted while hunting down a geocache here.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 14 2011

Judith Huf

Location: my garden
Milwaukee County

Just back from 2 weeks in Florida and sat in the garden to enjoy the cool Wisconsin weather and the common Wisconsin back yard butterflies.

Aug 14 2011

Sharon Morgan

Location: My town of Menasha yard
Winnebago County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Monarch

Monarch

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

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

Aug 14 2011

Ann Thering

Location: Black Earth area
Dane County

This was the first time I've seen a partial second brood of Silvery Checkerspot (occurs regularly farther south). In the image, the male Monarch is using coercion to attempt mating with....another male. The fresh male could not get away, until an intervention occurred.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 14 2011

Nick Anich

Location: near Washburn Marina
Bayfield County

Processing some old photos, forgot to submit this one.

Mustard White

Mustard White

Aug 14 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck, David Crinion

Location: UW-Madison Arboretum
Dane County

Eastern tiger swallowtails everywhere.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

female Bluet

female Bluet

Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher

Meadowhawk sp.

Meadowhawk sp.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Aug 14 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Petenwell Dam area
Juneau County

Walked north from the canoe portage along the creek and then back on the dike. Saw only a single swallowtail.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 14 2011

Douglas Belisle

Location: Hillsdale, HHH Riding Stables
Barron County

On the horse riding trails in the hilly terrain at HHH Riding Stables. Watering holes, hills covered with trees, open areas with native grasses and wildflowers. I only looked for about 20 minutes.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

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

Aug 14 2011

Ron Arnold

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

I almost didn't come here today because I didn't expect to see very much, but the Leonard's was worth it. The last time I saw one was 4 years ago, and this was my first chance to get photos. It wasn't very cooperative and I only managed to get one good picture.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Aug 14 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Father in-laws farm
Marquette County

Took my wife for a short 20 minute hunt. First Mustard White on this property.

Aug 14 2011

Nick Anich

Location: Washburn, near county garage and ballfields
Bayfield County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 15 2011

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: back yard in Black Earth
Dane County

The swawllowtails love the phlox which have been blooming for a month as well as as sphinx moths that comes to visit.

Aug 15 2011

Cliff

Location: Germantown
Washington County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 15 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Okauchee
Waukesha County

This Red -Spotted Purple nectared for 2 continuous hours on my single buddleia bush.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 15 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Mariner's Trail, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

It is always worth looking here, but today there were not many butterflies. Spent time on the beach but no robber flies or tiger beetles either. I did find American beach-grass (Ammophila breviligulata), a new species for me.

American beach-grass

American beach-grass

Aug 15 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard, meadow and marsh.
Marquette County

85 degrees and sunny. One Giant was laying eggs.

Giant Swallowtail egg

Giant Swallowtail egg

Aug 15 2011

Dave Heinsohn

Location: Chippewa County forest near Holcombe
Chippewa County

Aug 15 2011

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Sun and clouds today 30% sun 70% clouds. Temps were good, very light winds for the meadows. Several pitiful specimens, including a black form ETS with a missing hindwing.

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 15 2011

Ryan Brady

Location: Bayfield County Garage in Washburn
Bayfield County

Had to stop by again and try for the Sachems and Fieries.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 15 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Aug 15 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Aug 15 2011

Kathy Kascewica

Location: 1 mile south of Fifield
Price County

These sightings were made while bicycling along a gravel road through a wooded area, mid-afternoon and in the upper 70's.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Aug 15 2011

Nicole Lenz

Location: Prairie Du Sac, Near Tower Rock
Sauk County

Beautiful Giant Swallowtail feeding from purple cone flower.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

Aug 16 2011

The Paulson Clan

Location: New Holstein
Calumet County

We have had an abundance of butterflies this week, most notably Monarchs and Tiger Swallowtails. Today we made a trip into Manitowoc County to the Shores of Lake Michigan just north of Cleveland to do our annual Monarch caterpillar retrieval. We captured 9 caterpillars all within the 3rd to 4th instar, and one in it's 2nd instar. My 6 year old daughter also located a Monarch who had just started to prepare the chrysalis stage. My daughter had a blast this afternoon and can't stop checking on the Monarch's in their newly constructed "home". As they mutate into butterflies, we will be releasing them once ready. We are hoping to make another trip in the next few days to capture more young'uns so we can help ensure that they make it to their adult stage to be reintroduced into the wild.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 16 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Okauchee
Waukesha County

Clover field within a few hundred feet from my home yielded delightful numbers of species, with the Tiger Swallowtail displaying the best 2nd brood showing in many years. In less than 20 minutes I observed eleven species.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 16 2011

Joan Braune

Location: Olbrich Gardens in Madison
Dane County

Two of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtails were dark phase females. The Pipevine Swallowtail was on a zinnia plant in the herb garden.

Aug 16 2011

Ryan Brady

Location: Bayview Beach north of Washburn
Bayfield County

Early morning stop. My lifer Green-striped Darner, an uncommon ode here in the far north.

Green-striped Darner

Green-striped Darner

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Green-striped Darner

Green-striped Darner

Aug 16 2011

Mary Backus

Location: Camp Nine Road west of Hazelhurst
Oneida County

Mopeded along Camp Nine Road (dirt and gravel) and found a large logged over area with lots of asters. I was surprised to find 8, possibly more, Variegated Fritillaries. There were at least 100+ Milbert's Tortoiseshells and 10-12 Pink-edged Sulphurs.

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

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

Aug 16 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Aug 16 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Father in-laws farm
Marquette County

hot and sunny. Cleared an acre of thistle and mullen. Had a half black ET Swallowtail on a thistle head 3' from me when I didn't have the camera. Most ETS I have ever seen here.

Aug 16 2011

Robin Brewer

Location: Rockbridge Township
Richland County

This is one of the brightest Swallowtails I've seen. The blue coloring just took my breath away.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Aug 16 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Knap Creek SWA, Semrad Slough SWA to Bagley and to Cassville
Grant County

The Regal Fritillary was seen at Semrad Slough SWA. Also the Common Checkered-Skipper. Heard our favorite cicada, the Scissors Grinder (T. pruinosa), in Cassville.

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Aug 16 2011

Denise Klotzbach

Location: On my property in the town of Rhine which is next to the Sheboygan County Marsh Park
Sheboygan County

It was spotted on a Eupatorium plant beside a large pond around 1PM on a hot, sunny day.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

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

Aug 16 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Lens back from repairs finally!

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 17 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

One of the Tiger Swallowtails was a dark female. All of the Wood-Nymphs seemed rather worn. Notably few Monarchs.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 17 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Aug 17 2011

Lynn Staskiewicz

Location: Delafield St in the city of Waukesha...our back yard on a purple butterfly bush
Waukesha County

Up to 6 Eastern Yellow Tiger swallows around 3pm on the 8/16/2011... today 8/17/2011 saw a black female tiger swallow and Monarchs at 12:00pm

Aug 17 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard, Meadow and Marsh(along RR tracks)
Marquette County

77 degrees and cloudy. First trip along the tracks. All the Giants were there and most of the ET Swallowtails in a 1/4 mile stretch.

Aug 17 2011

Joan Rickert

Location: Cara Lane, rural Medford
Taylor County

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

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

Aug 17 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Okauchee
Waukesha County

Observed my first Giant Swallowtail (female) for the season on dwarf zinnias. Despite camera in hand, it flew off after seconds, and I was unable to photo it. Observations made in my garden and nearby clover field reported also on Aug. 16. A yellow female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail laid several eggs on a young ash tree in my yard and I detected a full grown Black Swallowtail larvae on my dill. An example of predation of the Common Buckeye was also found on Queen Anne's Lace.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail egg

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail egg

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 17 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Tri-County School Forest
Waushara County

Aug 17 2011

Willard Beaumier

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

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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

Aug 17 2011

J. Todd Faulks

Location: Kohler-Andre State Park
Sheboygan County

I was out on a prairie walk photographing butterflies and found a red-spotted purple butterfly waiting for my at our campsite.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 17 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: County Highway D north of Seneca Road in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

I stopped here because of all the clover blossoming along the road, but there was very little nectaring activity. One of the blues was extremely small, easily the smallest butterfly I've ever seen.

Aug 17 2011

Sandy

Location: Governor Dodge State Park - Twin Lakes
Iowa County

Looks like bird poop landed on this one :-)

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 18 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Aug 18 2011

Donnalynn Bloedel

Location: Campbellsport
Fond du Lac County

The farmer planted clover in a field next to our house. It is a butterfly bonanza! I've been having so much fun watching the different species and taking photos.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 18 2011

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Most Tiger Swallowtails in flight on one day at Wehr Nature Center.

Aug 18 2011

Denise Klotzbach

Location: My property in the town of Rhine
Sheboygan County

Most of these butterflies were seen in a field that borders a large natural pond and some woods on my property which is next to the Sheboygan County Marsh Park. I spotted the Eastern Yellow Swallowtails, the Black Swallowtails, and the Great Spangled Fritillary today. The Viceroy and Monarch were seen earlier in the week in the same place nectaring on clover, Queen Anne's Lace, Thistles and Eupatorium. The Question Mark was seen a week ago resting on some rocks in my small garden pond near the house, and the Giant Swallowtail was seen nectaring on Phlox and Monarda in my flower garden. They were all spotted between noon and 6PM on hot, sunny days.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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

Aug 18 2011

Joan Braune

Location: my yard in Madison
Dane County

Aug 18 2011

Allen Hanson

Location: 190th Avenue, Centuria
Polk County

Warm, humid and sunny. Walked down the driveway and road and saw at least 3 tiger swallowtails. The wind seemed to distract them as the fed on thistles and zineas, so I was able to get some photos. Several Black Swallowtail caterpillars on our dill.

Aug 18 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Sand Prairie on east side of the Stoddard sewage lagoons, Stoddard, WI
Vernon County

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Aug 18 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Washburn area
Bayfield County

Several areas near the lake. Saw a flyby tiger swallowtail. The Checkered White was a female.

Aug 18 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Klode Park, Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 18 2011

Stacey Rudolph

Location: Lisbon
Waukesha County

It was perched on our patio screen door. Caught me by surprise!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 19 2011

Willard Beaumier

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

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

★ = New county photo record

Aug 19 2011

David Joranson

Location: Monona residence
Dane County

Mid afternoon, warm in low 80s, sunny. This beautiful specimen appeared to be drinking water off the sidewalk near where I had been watering. When it flew off, it landed on the driveway, where it was wet.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 19 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Sand prairie on east side of Stoddard sewage lagoons
Vernon County

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Aug 19 2011

Fern Springs

Location: 10 miles north of Hwy 8 on Co M
Sawyer County

Feeding on Sedum at Correctional Center 2:30 PM.

Aug 19 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Douglas County State Wildlife Area
Douglas County

Sunny, windy, and not many butterflies except Common Wood-Nymphs and Leonard's Skippers.

Aug 19 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Schurch -Thomson Property
Iowa County

84º & Sunny. 1 1/4 hours. First time down Reilly Road. All the Regals were cruizing.

★ = New county photo record

Aug 19 2011

Ann Thering

Location: Back Yard
Dane County

I think this is the first time I've seen three immigrant skipper species in one place on the same day (same hour, late afternoon): a Trifecta of cool skippers! All three species were very fresh.

Sachem

Sachem

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Aug 19 2011

Greg Wipperman

Location: Forest township
Richland County

Around 6:00 pm. Woods by a pond.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 19 2011

Ron Arnold

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

Aug 19 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Avoca Unit – Lower Wisconsin State Riverway
Iowa County

87º & Sunny. 45 minutes. Roads and Partridge Pea. No Little Yellows on the Pea plants yet. Sootywings saved the day. Almost had a mating pict. The Sootywings were all within 10 yards of where we had parked the cars on the access road west of Avoca.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Aug 19 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: REM - Hansell Creek
Richland County

87º & Sunny. You really don't have to even leave the edge of County CC to enjoy the butterflies on this property.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

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

Aug 20 2011

Ryan Brady

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

Monarchs now migrating. Question Mark is a decent find here. Silver-spotted Skipper heavily worn.

Aug 20 2011

Joan Rickert

Location: Pershing Wildlife Area, western Taylor co
Taylor County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

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

Aug 20 2011

Allen

Location: our backyard in Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Aug 20 2011

Willard Beaumier

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

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Aug 20 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Chequamegon National Forest northwest of Clam Lake
Bayfield County

Stopped through on my way home to see if the Common Branded Skippers were still flying. They were but I saw only females. I also saw a road-killed Painted Lady that looked remarkably fresh.

Question Mark

Question Mark

White Admiral

White Admiral

Aug 20 2011

Joan Braune and tod Highsmith

Location: on our house in Madison
Dane County

Aug 20 2011

Chuck Petters

Location: 1036 Mill Pond Circle, Apt 8, Weyauwega, WI
Waupaca County

Was out on my balcony looking down at some newly seeded ground when I noticed 2 little blue butterflies.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 20 2011

Stephanie Van Vreede

Location: Town of Wrightstown
Brown County

The Northern Crescents are covering my Black-eyed Susans.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Aug 20 2011

Esjay

Location: Near Fish Lake Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Clear view of this butterfly. Flew over Hwy 87 just a block or so south of Dike Road onto private property or I would have given chase for photo.

Aug 20 2011

Virginia

Location: Madison
Dane County

Giant Swallowtail in a backyard off the SW commuter bike trail. Its wings have a lot of damage but it had no problem flying.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 20 2011

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Only 66 degrees on arrival and clouds. Once sun came out temps warmed fast and butterflies became active. Cloud bank moved in around 2:30, temps dropped and activity ceased. Most monarchs very fresh.

Aug 20 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Olbrich Gardens in Madison
Dane County

The Pipevine Swallowtail was nectaring in the Herb Garden.

Sachem

Sachem

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Aug 21 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

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

The Great Spangled Fritillaries were all nectaring in a nice patch of Bull Thistles.

Aug 21 2011

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Still looking for the elusive Giant Swallowtail. FOY Red Admiral for me.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 21 2011

Jim Otto

Location: Killsnake State Wildlife Area
Calumet County

A windy day. Found a pair of mating Buckeyes.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

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

Aug 21 2011

Bob Ring

Location: Baraboo Steam Show
Sauk County

I was enjoying the steam show at Baraboo and had my first encounter with a Giant Swallowtail.

Aug 21 2011

Joan Rickert

Location: back yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Aug 21 2011

Ryan Brady

Location: Long Lake area west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Quick visit. Probably the latest Atlantis Fritillary I've ever had -- that I can remember anyway.

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Aug 21 2011

Tori Graham

Location: Hawthorn Hollow
Kenosha County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Aug 21 2011

S Govindarajan (Govind)

Location: Riverside Park
Milwaukee County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 21 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Garden
Marquette County

Hot and sunny. The Giant was missing a hindwing and the Tiger tattered as she was still mesmerizes me. I know I saw more, but didn't write them down.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 21 2011

Mary Backus

Location: Mountain Bay Trail between Norrie Lake and Hatley
Marathon County

Walked along Mountain Bay Trail between Norrie Lake and Hatley. Trail follows Norrie Lake Bog for at least a mile and a half. Totally sunny to partly sunny to rainy during my walk.

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

Question Mark

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

Aug 21 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

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

Aug 21 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Hales Corners
Milwaukee County

Before going to Boerner Botanical Gardens, I walked about the meadows here for over an hour. Not a single Monarch. Tigers were abundant: counted at least 11 yellow and 4 black. One of the Viceroys had been rescued from the pond by a little girl who was very proud of having saved it from drowning.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 22 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Verona, Badger Prairie Park
Dane County

Many monarchs around the still-blooming liatris.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Aug 22 2011

Joan Rickert

Location: Ice Age Trail
Taylor County

This trail was rerouted and completed last weekend. Leads to Wood Lake camping grounds near the town of Rib Lake. Very nice trail and camp grounds!

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 22 2011

Donnalynn Bloedel

Location: Campbellsport
Fond du Lac County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 22 2011

Bob Ring

Location: Washington Island
Door County

We had a stow-away on the car ferry as we headed over to Washington Island. Saw many white admirals on the island, as well as many other beautiful butterflies.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

★ = New county photo record

Aug 22 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Sand Prairie on east side of Stoddard sewage lagoons, Stoddard, WI
Vernon County

Got there a little too late.

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

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

Aug 22 2011

J. Simon

Location: Pleasant Valley SNA
Dane County

Very active. I've never seen more than two giant swallowtails in a day--record broken!

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 22 2011

Vicki L. Depies

Location: Random Lake Rd., Random Lake WI
Sheboygan County

During the past three weeks or so, we've had all of these butterflies (and more) in our backyard on our butterfly bushes. We've also had an abundance of clear-wing moths, both red and brown.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 22 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard, meadow and marsh(bog)
Marquette County

84º and Sunny. Things seem to be winding down in the butterfly world. Fewer to see each time I go out. Saw a Black Swallowtail laying eggs on parsnip.

Harvester

Harvester

Black Swallowtail egg

Black Swallowtail egg

Aug 22 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Aug 22 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Wyalusing State Park
Grant County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Aug 22 2011

David Hanson, David Bratley

Location: County A
Douglas County

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 22 2011

Nicole Lenz

Location: Hwy 21 between Wyville and Shenington, WI
Monroe County

While my family was visiting my parents for the weekend I spotted some lovely specimens!! Took 35 shots of the Monarch before I caught it's wings open. The Northern Crescents seemed to love the Black Eyed Susans and a very pretty Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was enjoying the Zinnias I was cutting for an arrangement!

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Aug 22 2011

Sharon Morgan

Location: My town of Menasha yard
Winnebago County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 22 2011

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Was out on Marsh Road between 10:30am and 12:45pm. Marsh Road is located just east of White Lake and goes north from White Lake Road to State Highway 54.

Aug 22 2011

Barbara Weyenberg

Location: Wausau
Marathon County

in my front yard this morning flying around bushes and hostas

Aug 23 2011

Pat Bruno

Location: 9929 256th Ave., Salem
Kenosha County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - on phlox outside my window.

Aug 24 2011

Fern Springs

Location: my yard in Brockway
Jackson County

3 PM sunny

Aug 24 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Only a brief period of butterflying before burdock removal on this warm and humid morning.

Aug 24 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Scrubby area along the L. B. White parking lot - Mason St, Onalaska
La Crosse County

The Common Sootywing was killed by an Assassin Bug just after I took that picture. They seem common on that particular species of flower.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Aug 24 2011

Stan Rehm

Location: The "back side" (SW corner) of Goose Lake park, Fitchburg
Dane County

Also wild grapes in abundance - and yummy!

Aug 24 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard, meadow and marsh(bog)
Marquette County

84º and Sunny. Released 2 Giant and 1 ET Swallowtail caterpillars back onto host plants. For some unknown reason they were not eating for days. Found 1 Giant Caterpillar 5/8" long on Prickly Ash in a different area.

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Aug 24 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Berlin Memorial Hospital
Green Lake County

The Swllowtail flew by my second story window. I didn't think I would be sending in any sightings for a couple of weeks, but I just had to send this one.

Aug 24 2011

Pamela Willis

Location: Roche A Cri State Park-Prairie Area
Adams County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 24 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Black Earth St Natural Area
Dane County

Most of the swallowtails were on Bull Thistle which is very popular with the larger butterflies. Top view of the Variegated Fritillary is Dorothy's photo.

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 24 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Avoca SNA
Iowa County

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Aug 24 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lower Wis Riverway (Paffenrath Road), Blue River area
Grant County

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 25 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

I decided to spend just a few minutes in my oregano patch after I got home from work. Because I didn't expect to see very much on the few remaining blossoms, I broke my ABC butterfly watching rule - Always Bring Camera. I missed the chance to get photos of my first-ever Crossline Skipper. I ran back in and grabbed my camera just in time to get one more quick look, but the skipper was gone before I could get zoomed in. I spent quite a bit of time searching with no luck.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 25 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Empty Lot / Catch basin at the NE corner of the intersection of Hwy 35 and Mason St, Onalaska
La Crosse County

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

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

Aug 25 2011

Peter Fissel

Location: Lake Mills W.A. - Zeloski Marsh Unit
Jefferson County

Silver-spotted Skippers were everywhere - this is likely an undercount.

Aug 25 2011

Traci

Location: Marathon City, in my Garden Center
Marathon County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

★ = New county photo record

Aug 25 2011

Ann Thering

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 25 2011

Eric Wallace

Location: Oshkosh (North Side) Near North High
Winnebago County

I was taking some photos of my Hibiscus and I noticed two Eastern Tiger Swallowtails.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 25 2011

Donnalynn Bloedel

Location: Campbellsport
Fond du Lac County

The clover field next to our house is still filled with many different butterflies. Today is the first day in a couple of weeks that I did not see a Giant Swallowtail.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 25 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

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

87º and Sunny. Cutting thistle head. This project is leaving me feeling perplexed. This is a major food source yet needs to be removed. The Frit was still attempting to find a mate even though he was in tough shape. Saw 2 fresh monarchs. Saw 1 satyr and 1 comma/QM that I couldn't ID.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 26 2011

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Barronett
Barron County

Question Mark

Question Mark

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

Aug 26 2011

Joan Voigt

Location: Wild Rose Hatchery Education Center Flowerbed
Waushara County

Sunny afternoon with light breeze. Common Wood-Nymphs were feeding on black eyed susans. One butterfly had wings that were deteriorating

Aug 26 2011

Bob Ring

Location: Near the marina at High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

A nice sunny afternoon. My elderly friend Elmer has a large prairie garden which is very attractive for many butterfly species.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 26 2011

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Pickerel Lake Fen Preserve
Walworth County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

★ = New county photo record

Aug 26 2011

Mary Clabots

Location: Sy Lake (town of Schleswig)
Manitowoc County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 26 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Aug 26 2011

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

This is the first snout I have ever seen.

Aug 26 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Pine Island Wildlife Area (Levee and Blount Roads)
Columbia County

85º and Sunny. Most of the sightings were on Blount Rd. on my way home from Baraboo. All 3 Buckeyes were at the end of Blount Rd. Viceroys were scattered on Blount defending territory from any other butterfly, or flying grasshopper.

Aug 26 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Sand prairie on the east side of the Stoddard sewage lagoons.
Vernon County

Checkered White

Checkered White

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

Aug 26 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, private property
Dane County

Silver-spotted skippers everywhere, landing on many different types of plants. Very few representatives of other species.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 26 2011

Pamela Willis

Location: My yard, Adams Township
Adams County

Late afternoon, many Fritillaries visited my small butterfly/hummingbird garden. Plants: Echinacea, Monarda, Joe-Pye Weed, Lavender Hyssop, Helianthus, Lead Plant, Butterfly Weed, Aster.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 26 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Bog west of Old HWY 32 and Losse Road
Oconto County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

★ = New county photo record

Aug 27 2011

Jaye Nelson

Location: Hawthorne Hollow Nature Sanctuary & Arboretum
Kenosha County

Sunny day, bit of a wind, but not many butterflies.

Autumn Meadowhawk

Autumn Meadowhawk

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 27 2011

Jim Otto

Location: Clark County Forest near HWY 95
Clark County

A brief report from an under-reported county.

Harvester

Harvester

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

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

Aug 27 2011

Southern Wis Butterfly Association

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy in Middleton
Dane County

This was a SWBA field trip led by Dreux Watermolen. 30 people attended. The Common Buckeyes are always a treat. An American Goldfinch was seen nesting in thistles adjacent to the path (Photo by Dorothy Legler).

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Aug 27 2011

Cindy

Location: Suamico, Wi Barkhausen Reserve area
Brown County

Saw while sitting on my deck. Was hard to catch with wings open, it moved pretty fast.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 27 2011

Hillary Bishop

Location: My yard in Wauwatosa
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 27 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

Besides finding birds on my birdwalk this morning I observed a few butterflies and other insects. First I found a lovely cone-headed Katydid (perhaps a Neoconocephalus ensiger). Then a beautiful black and white moth (identified later as a Catocala relicta) alighted on my friend and then flew off to a tree where I got a good photo of it. One of the black female Tiger Swallowtails was laying eggs but too high up in a tree for me to photograph.

Sword-bearing Conehead

Sword-bearing Conehead

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

White Underwing

White Underwing

Aug 27 2011

Ryan Brady

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

My first ever Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in northern Wisconsin. Not the freshest individual but nice to finally find one up here! Other highlights were Checkered White and Bronze Copper.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Checkered White

Checkered White

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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

Aug 27 2011

Jim Otto

Location: Black River State Forest south of HWY 54, Battle Point Rd. to Dike 17 area
Jackson County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

★ = New county photo record

Aug 27 2011

Fern Springs

Location: Pickerel Creek Rd & Treehaven grounds, east of Tomahawk
Lincoln County

Lovely, slightly overcast day, low 70s. Monarch was seen by the lake at Tomahawk Power & Pulp.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

White Admiral

White Admiral

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Darner sp.

Darner sp.

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

Aug 27 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Verona, next to my apartment
Dane County

I've consistently seen Eastern tailed blues and Peck's skippers near my apartment. Always a treat. Today there was much non-butterfly activity -- damselflies, dragonflies, many different grasshoppers, and one of my favorite moths, the chickweed geometer.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Chickweed Geometer

Chickweed Geometer

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 27 2011

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Was out on Marsh Road again today and finally got a good picture of a Common Buckeye.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

★ = New county photo record

Aug 27 2011

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake Boat Launch near Brodhead
Green County

Aug 28 2011

Grant Stevens

Location: My backyard, Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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

Aug 28 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Star Lake Road, 1/2 mile west of HWY 32
Oconto County

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

European Skipper

European Skipper

Aug 28 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Oconomooc (city)
Waukesha County

Giant Swallowtail, residential garden, on phlox, late afternoon.

Aug 28 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: Coon Fork Barrens SNA
Eau Claire County

Partly cloudy, 75 degrees.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

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

Aug 28 2011

Peter Fissel

Location: Horicon Marsh - Northern Rd.
Dodge County

The E. Tiger ST was a dark female

Aug 28 2011

Peter Fissel

Location: Horicon Marsh - Dike Rd.
Dodge County

Surprised to see so many Black Swallowtails - most were males

Aug 28 2011

Craig Ellefson

Location: My backyard in Brodhead
Green County

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aug 28 2011

Douglas Belisle

Location: Deer Park, in a small woodlot where horses create a mud wallow.
St. Croix County

Butterflies all over still. Too busy to count them all but I stop to note what is still out and about my yard. Varied landscape. Pond, two woodlots, cultivated flowers, wildflowers, 3 acres of lawn and trees. (at least)

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Swallowtails!!!

Swallowtails!!!

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

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

Aug 29 2011

Ron Arnold, Emily and Isabel Thurber

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Aug 29 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Rocky Run SNA Dunning Rd.
Columbia County

79 degrees and Sunny. Only had an hour.

Aug 29 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 29 2011

Nicole Lenz

Location: Prairie du Sac, Near Tower Rock, WI
Sauk County

Of course I stepped outside without my camera and saw something fly out of the corner of my eye. I looked down and resting on the brick wall of our home was a beautiful Mourning Cloak and overhead flew a Monarch! I ran to get the camera and they were gone. Hoping to see them again today, and get a picture!

Aug 29 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Okauchee
Waukesha County

Red clover field with disturbed areas. Tiger Swallowtails remain unusually common, while Monarchs are surprisingly absent. My garden also yielded some overlapping species found in the nearby clover field.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Aug 29 2011

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

All sightings on Jimmy Carter Rd. A sand road 1 mile long that's my favorite local spot to butterfly.

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Aug 29 2011

Sharon Morgan

Location: My Town of Menasha yard
Winnebago County

One of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was so ragged and the other one on the bush at the same time looked great...
The Monarch caterpillar is by my front entrance, I feel so fortunate to have them back again.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 30 2011

Willard Beaumier

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

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

★ = New county photo record

Aug 30 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My woods by marsh
Marquette County

71 degrees, cloudy and some sprinkles. 45 minutes. Didn't find any butterflies. Mission was to find Giant Swallowtail caterpillars. Found 3! Two 1" and One 3/8" long. Pict is 1".

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 31 2011

Sharon Morgan

Location: My Town of Menasha yard
Winnebago County

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Titan Sphinx ?

Titan Sphinx ?

Titan Sphinx

Titan Sphinx

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 31 2011

Bob Ring

Location: Near High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Tiger Swallowtails are regularily feeding from the Cup plant that is still in bloom. Prairie Dock is in full bloom as well.

Aug 31 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Aug 31 2011

Allen

Location: Backyard in Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Near our milkweed.

Aug 31 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard, meadow and marsh
Marquette County

79 degrees and mostly sunny. Found 4 Giant Swallowtail caterpillars.

Harvester

Harvester

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Aug 31 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Nine Springs, Monona
Dane County

Stopped here after helping my son move back into the dorm at UW. Mostly a birding visit, but I did observe a few butterflies.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 31 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Spillway dike off of Fishermen's road on the east side of the La Crosse aiport.
La Crosse County

American Copper

American Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aug 31 2011

Grant Stevens

Location: My backyard, Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

Lots of butterflies!

Butterflies!

Butterflies!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary