Butterfly sightings for November 2012

Nov 1 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Soybean field
Marquette County

47 degrees and sunny at 2 PM. In the same spot as Oct 29. Still flying. Didn't search hard for a second one.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Nov 3 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Soybean field
Marquette County

43 degrees and sunny at 2 PM. In the same spot as Nov 1.

Nov 4 2012

Bob Ring

Location: along the edge of a country road
Calumet County

Surprised to see a sulphur butterfly when it was so cold. It was down to 22 degrees this morning, but the sun was shining brightly and the air was nearly calm.

Nov 10 2012

Jim Ebner

Location: Okauchee Lake west shore,
Waukesha County

This female was reared from an egg found on October 15. I observed the oviposition, and brought the egg to my home. The egg hatched in 5 days. The larva was kept indoors and fed Kale. It eclosed Nov. 2 and emerged Nov 7. completing its cycle in 23 days! Before releasing it to the fortunes of fate, I photographed it, hoping for the best.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Nov 10 2012

Jim Otto

Location: MacKenzie Environmental Education Center, south trails
Columbia County

I hiked some of the south trails after lunch today. It was sunny, windy and 66F. I wonder if this will be my last butterfly of the year.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Nov 10 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Eagle Heights Community Garden
Dane County

Nov 15 2012

Nick Anich

Location: Trail off of Minnie Creek Rd.
Iron County

High 40s, sunny with a warm wind. I was quite surprised to see this fly up from a muddy trail.

Nov 18 2012

Ann Hetzel, Janet Mueller

Location: Bay View, Milwaukee, just off KK Ave.
Milwaukee County

After brunch, at about 10:30 a.m., I was walking with Janet Mueller who spotted this lone Painted Lady by the Bay View Public Library. It flew a bit and landed in the alley where I took this photo. Warm for November, the high that afternoon was in the 50s.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Nov 21 2012

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Cassville and Potosi
Grant County

Temperature was about 58 degrees and sunny but a little breezy (up to 15 mph). Looked for about an hour and 30 minutes. Hardly any nectar sources left.