Butterfly sightings for June 2012

Jun 1 2012

Nick Anich

Location: Trail off of Buckatabon Rd.
Vilas County

Good skipper variety!

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

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

Jun 1 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

68 degrees and Variable skies. After having the Banded Hairstreak, Buckeye, Q. Mark and Viceroy visit me in the 20 minutes I was watering the garden I knew it was time to look for more. The Snout was a real surprise. Watched it come and go for 5 minutes. The pict isn't the greatest.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

American Snout

American Snout

★ = New county photo record

Jun 1 2012

Erik Ostrum

Location: Cumberland
Barron County

I didn't believe at first because I didn't think they flew this far north. It had the iridescent blue and the white dots on the bottom hindwing and there were no stripes to indicate a black form female of the Tiger Swallowtail.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 1 2012

Daniel Keach

Location: town of big flats
Adams County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 1 2012

Pamela Willis

Location: Adams Twp., 9th Dr., N of Cty. E
Adams County

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Jun 1 2012

Conserve School

Location: Conserve School in Land O' Lakes
Vilas County

The chives in our school garden have just bloomed and are attracting many swallowtails and other butterflies.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

American Lady

American Lady

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

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

Jun 1 2012

James Popp

Location: Kohler-Andrae State Park
Sheboygan County

Noon, brezzy, mid-50's

American Lady

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 1 2012

Lois Ballard

Location: Observatory Hill & John Muir
Marquette County

A beautiful day, but not as many butterflies out as I expected.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 1 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Madison - UW Campus, Observatory Dr across from Bascom Hall
Dane County

Sunny and in the 70s, early afternoon. Also 6 or 7 dragonflies which were very active.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Jun 1 2012

Tim Fenske

Location: Governor Nelson State Park
Dane County

Jun 1 2012

Ron Arnold

Location: Hiles Wetlands State Natural Area
Wood County

Jun 1 2012

Sandy

Location: 9 Mile County Forest
Marathon County

VERY active winged day. These are the ones that landed so I could get a look. Tigers were just floating in and out of the woods enjoying the day.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Question Mark

Question Mark

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Jun 1 2012

Ryan Brady

Location: Moquah Barrens State Natural Area
Bayfield County

4.25 mi hike over ~6 hours. 28 species. My first ever Gray Hairstreak. Looked very hard for Tawny Crescent but no luck.

Checkered White

Checkered White

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

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

Jun 1 2012

Joan Rickert

Location: yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

The white-Lined Sphinx moth checked the flowers in my yard @5pm. Stayed for quite awhile. One week ago I had a Nessus Sphinx moth in the yard and it also liked my flowers. One of the Hobomok Skippers was the form Pocahontas.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

White-lined Sphinx

White-lined Sphinx

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

Jun 2 2012

Aaron Carlson

Location: on my backdoor, Menomonie
Dunn County

saw this on my back door this evening.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

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

Jun 2 2012

Jaye Nelson

Location: Dekovin Center, Racine
Racine County

74F strong breeze full sun about 3:30. Not many butterflies. Maybe too windy. Many large dragon fles.

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 2 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Oosthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake
Sheboygan County

60s, overcast

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Jun 2 2012

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Whitewater Wildlife Areas, Rotary Gardens, Rock River Prairie SNA, Avon Bottoms
Rock County

Butterflies seemed thinned out today. Only a single Tiger. Also heard Cerulean Warbler and several Dickcissels.

Dickcissel

Dickcissel

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 2 2012

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

All three Clearwings in the last 8 days.

Checkered White

Checkered White

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Slender Clearwing

Slender Clearwing

Jun 2 2012

Peter Fissel

Location: Fischer Creek Park
Manitowoc County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 2 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Down town Two Rivers & Point Beach State Park
Manitowoc County

60s, overcast, intermittent rain. 1 monarch in each place.

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Jun 2 2012

Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

The Pipevine Swallowtails were all over, not just back by the Thai Pavilion. The two Red Admirals were both very worn.

Jun 2 2012

Ryan Brady

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

1.5 hour wander with my son. Another Gray Hairstreak and my first-ever C. Checkered-Skippers here in the north!

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

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

Jun 2 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Prairie near A to Z farm, South of Blue Mounds
Iowa County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jun 2 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Pleasant Valley SNA
Dane County

Common buckeyes were uncommonly common today.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Question Mark

Question Mark

★ = New county photo record

Jun 2 2012

John Davis

Location: my backyard in Prairie du Chien, WI
Crawford County

Seen these butterflies while working in my backyard between this afternoon, nice day; 72, light wind, and partly cloudy.

American Snout

American Snout

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

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

Jun 2 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Madison's near-east-side, my backyard
Dane County

Jun 2 2012

Joey Reichhoff

Location: 29 1/2 Ave
Barron County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

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

Jun 2 2012

James Popp

Location: LaBuddie Creek Fisheries Area
Sheboygan County

Mid-day, windy, high-60's

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Polyphemus Moth

Polyphemus Moth

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

Jun 3 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Also saw 6 tiger swallowtails

Long Dash

Long Dash

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

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

Jun 3 2012

Joey Reichhoff

Location: 29 1/2 Ave
Barron County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

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

Jun 3 2012

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Brockway
Jackson County

sunny, 76, 1 PM

Jun 3 2012

Mary Backus

Location: Cutover area along Camp Nine Road
Oneida County

I saw most of these butterflies in a logged over area on some timber company land in western Oneida County (except for the Common Ringlet sighting which was seen in a field). Many of the butterflies were feeding on clover. One Hobomok Skipper was form pocahontas

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Long Dash

Long Dash

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

Jun 3 2012

Alex Harmon

Location: Just outside of Platteville
Grant County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 3 2012

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 3 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, private property
Dane County

Only cabbage whites today, and lots of them. Surprised, since I normally see a good variety of butterflies at this property.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 3 2012

James Popp

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest - near Greenbush
Sheboygan County

Early morning

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 3 2012

Conserve School

Location: Conserve School in Land O' Lakes
Vilas County

One of the hindwings looks partially transparent.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jun 3 2012

Ollie Skrivanie

Location: island view road fish creek
Door County

A single purple alium globe attracted 3 Painted ladies, 3-4 Commas, 1 Tiger Swallowtail and 1 black Swallowtail throughout the day.

Jun 3 2012

James Popp

Location: Sheboygan Marsh - South side off School Road
Sheboygan County

Midday, sunny, mid 70's

Long Dash

Long Dash

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Long Dash

Long Dash

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

Jun 4 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard
Marquette County

78 degrees and sunny. Before noon. My first QM hatched out this AM.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 4 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

81 degrees with part sun changing to cloudy with sprinkles. 1 1/2 hour.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jun 4 2012

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm, 17892 Co Rd G Muscoda
Grant County

Jun 4 2012

Mary Backus

Location: Bearskin Trail near Pinewood Golf Course
Oneida County

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

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

Jun 4 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Empire Prairie, north of Bong Road, 0.9 miles east of Hwy 113
Dane County

Empire Prairies west moraine could be a good spot for butterflies. It certainly has different plant species but is isolated by the farm fields surrounding it. I expected many more butterflies. The site was very dry.

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 4 2012

Terry Leasa

Location: Riverside Park, town of Fond du Lac
Fond du Lac County

It was a long distance shot of the Snout but his Schnoz is unmistakable.

American Snout

American Snout

Long Dash

Long Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jun 4 2012

Nick Anich

Location: Clam Lake area - east of GG and south of 77
Ashland County

Several Pocahontas Hobomoks.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

★ = New county photo record

Jun 5 2012

James Popp

Location: Kohler-Andrae State Park near NatureCenter
Sheboygan County

Noon, sunny, high 60's

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jun 5 2012

Anna Martineau Merritt

Location: Wozny Road, township of Frog Creek
Washburn County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 5 2012

Ann Thering

Location: Pheasant Branch
Dane County

Mostly cloudy.

Jun 5 2012

Jim Ebner

Location: West shore of Okauchee Lake, on Lake Drive
Waukesha County

The Red Admiral pupa was formed June 4 from a batch of caterpillars that were gathered on May 29 denuding false nettles .

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Red Admiral chrysalis

Red Admiral chrysalis

★ = New county photo record

Jun 5 2012

Ryan Brady

Location: Various back roads from Delta to Mason
Bayfield County

Mostly just car butterflying, not much walking.

Jun 5 2012

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

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

Jun 5 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Yard, Meadow and Marsh & Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

Seemed like everytime the sun came out & I would go outside, the weather would turn sour. Hatched out another QM & found an old weathered one at the bog. 3 wheeler still attracts ECs.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 5 2012

Jim Ebner

Location: my garden Okauchee
Waukesha County

Battered female ovipositing on my mature pipe-vines.

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail eggs

Pipevine Swallowtail eggs

Jun 5 2012

Nicholas Block

Location: A few spots within the Black River State Forest
Jackson County

Primary locations visited were Perry Creek and the East Fork Campground area. I was focused mostly on looking for odonates, so I probably missed several butterflies around.

Jun 5 2012

Lois Ballard

Location: My cottage between Wautoma and Neshkoro
Waushara County

I have a few giant silk moth cocoons that I overwintered. One Cecropia and a Polyphemus hatched out yesterday. What beauties they are!

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Cecropia

Cecropia

Jun 6 2012

Paul Sparks

Location: Glendale, Backyard
Milwaukee County

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 6 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Wayside west of Hawkins on US-8
Rusk County

9:30 AM sunny

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 6 2012

Fern Springs

Location: CR-M between CR-W & WI-70
Sawyer County

4:30 PM, sunny patch, 70s.. The turtle was crossing WI-70 just west of CR-M.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

snapping turtle

snapping turtle

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Question Mark

Question Mark

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

Jun 6 2012

Joey Reichhoff

Location: 29th Ave
Barron County

While wandering around looking for butterflies, I flushed a family of grouse out of the grass beside me and nearly had an accident!

American Lady

American Lady

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

European Skipper

European Skipper

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

Jun 6 2012

Sandy

Location: Green Circle Trail - Plover River
Portage County

Fabulous weather! Tons of bird calls. Thought the White Admirals were going to land on me as they kept surveying me.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

White Admiral

White Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 6 2012

Jim Ebner

Location: nature hill preserve Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

Butterflies scarce, almost absent. Discovered more than 50 half grown larva of Red Admiral wandering on a foot trail. Apparently they had exhausted their food source as evidenced by the nettles which were decimated. Some had traveled 50 yards from the nettle patch, and apparently are doomed to starvation. No adults observed. Also one White-striped Black Moth.

Red Admiral caterpillar

Red Admiral caterpillar

Question Mark

Question Mark

White-striped Black

White-striped Black

Jun 6 2012

Daniel Keach

Location: Adams County park, town of Monroe
Adams County

All sightings were in the town of Monroe, except the Eyed Brown and the Harris' Checkerspot which were on the Rome/Big Flats town line.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

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

Jun 6 2012

Ann Thering

Location: Black Earth area
Dane County

Jun 6 2012

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Belmont Mound, Ipswich SNA, Hardscrabble SNA, Yellowstone Lake St Pk.
Lafayette County

Also a Widow Skimmer (dragonfly).

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Question Mark

Question Mark

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

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

Jun 6 2012

Jay Watson

Location: West of Three Lakes just off Cty. Rd. A. You take A south approx. 0.65 miles off hwy 45/32(Superior St.). You take the small road just where A bends and begins to go west.
Oneida County

Found along east side of road (a cranberry marsh access road) on sedges.

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

★ = New county photo record

Jun 6 2012

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

Our first Monarch raised from an egg eclosed this afternoon - two weeks earlier than our previous earliest eclosion (in 2010).

Jun 6 2012

John Davis

Location: my backyard in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

After watering some of my flower beds the butterflies enjoyed the wet ground. Nice day 75, clear, with light wind.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

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

Jun 6 2012

Lois Ballard

Location: Puchyan Prairie
Green Lake County

I was here a two days ago I saw an Eastern Tailed Blue and found a Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillar. Today, I got to see an adult butterfly, what a beauty, first time I've seen one.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillar

Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillar

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 6 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Muralt Bluff Prairie SNA
Rock County

76 degrees, sunny and light/no wind. First time here. Am. Snout wanted its pict taken so bad it offered to put on lipstick and high heels.

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 6 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Pipevine greeted me when I entered the garden. Saw 3 at one time near the bridge. Many places in the garden. As I was opening the door for an elderly lady who was leaving another PS swooped us. One sat still long enough for an excellant look. Most would flutter within inches of my face. Most picts were blurry. Was amazed that there were so few species there.

Jun 7 2012

Stan Rehm

Location: Prairie Moraine Park, Verona
Dane County

Butterflies not numerous, but a good variety in this rather nice park.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 7 2012

Lois Ballard

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

A nice selection of butterflies seen on one quick walk.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

European Skipper

European Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

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

Jun 7 2012

Lois Ballard

Location: My cottage between Wautoma and Neshkoro
Waushara County

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

★ = New county photo record

Jun 7 2012

Ryan Brady

Location: Wisconsin Point
Douglas County

Quick stop in mid-morning. A few "southerners" but not many butterflies overall.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

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

Jun 7 2012

Daniel Jackson

Location: Perry Creek Park, Teal Flowage & East Fork Campground
Jackson County

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

European Skipper

European Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jun 7 2012

Daniel Jackson

Location: along creek upstream of pond in Cataract
Monroe County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

★ = New county photo record

Jun 7 2012

Joey Reichhoff

Location: 183rd Ave
Polk County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

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

Jun 7 2012

Daniel Keach

Location: Adams County Park, town of Monroe
Adams County

Most of these sightings were on Blackhawk Dr. about a mile south of the developed part of the Adams Co. Park, yet still within the park boundaries. Blackhawk Dr. runs east/west for about a mile and ends at the lake where there is a crude boat landing. It is a dirt road which runs through rich woodland, and cat-tail swamp, and is a wonderful place to observe butterflies and dragonflies.

Jun 7 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My house
Marquette County

Finding the caterpillar in May was a surprise. Seeing the Chrysalis(May 25th) and realizing it was a Baltimore was shocking. Both pale to the beauty of a freshly emerged butterfly.

Baltimore Checkerspot chrysalis

Baltimore Checkerspot chrysalis

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 7 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Palmer Rd, off US 53 between Minong and Trego
Washburn County

Sunny, 79, 4:40 PM

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Jun 7 2012

Daniel Keach

Location: Blackhawk Drive, town of Monroe
Adams County

A not too perfect Gray Hairstreak on pink colored yarrow.

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jun 8 2012

James Popp

Location: Kohler Andrae State Park - Neigh-bor Trails
Sheboygan County

Party cloudy, noon, low 80's

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Jun 8 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard, meadow and marsh
Marquette County

88 degrees and sunny. American Lady was fresh looking and laying eggs. While in the meadow I found a European Skipper with a deformed wing. While watering my garden this gray/blue butterfly kept pestering me this evening. Finally caught him by hand and took the pict on the back patio.

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Jun 8 2012

Lois Ballard

Location: My cottage between Wautoma and Neshkoro
Waushara County

Very few butterflies around the cottage today. I was pleased to see the Silvery Checkerspot... first time I've seen one. Always exciting to see something new.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 8 2012

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Comstock Rd
Barron County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

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

Jun 8 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Devil's Lake SP south end
Sauk County

Jun 8 2012

Ann Thering

Location: Spring Green area
Sauk County

First Regal in this area for many years.

Jun 8 2012

Mary Backus

Location: Camp Nine Road - cutover area
Oneida County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 8 2012

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Yellowstone State Park and Wildlife Area
Lafayette County

85 degrees and sunny. A fun day with 29 species including Coral Hairstreak, Dainty Sulphur, Little Yellow, Gray Hairstreak (note orange abdomen), Painted Lady, Aphrodite Fritillary and Baltimore Checkerspot. Also saw Prince Baskettails (dragonfly), a Common Goldeneye (!), and heard Orchard Oriole and White-eyed Vireo.

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

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

Jun 9 2012

Aaron Carlson

Location: Lowes Creek County Park
Eau Claire County

87F, sunny, mild breeze.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

★ = New county photo record

Jun 9 2012

James Popp

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest - near Greenbush
Sheboygan County

Morning, sunny

American Lady

American Lady

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

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

Jun 9 2012

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 9 2012

Nick Anich

Location: Neighborhood near the golf course
Ashland County

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

★ = New county photo record

Jun 9 2012

Bob Ring

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

A very good butterfly day while I was catching adult purple martins for banding. I witnessed an adult female bring a Buckeye to feed her nestlings. The nestling was only 4 days old, but it easily devoured it in about 5 seconds. That was hard to watch since I'm a butterfly enthusiast, but I'm a purple martin enthusiast as well. I also saw my first Aphrodite Fritillary in years, and I saw an American Snout for the second time in my life.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 9 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Schucklbier Prairie SNA
Sauk County

Jun 9 2012

Ryan Brady

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

My best day of butterflying in three years of living at this house. A whopping 32 species, many while frolicking with my 2-year-old son! Gray Hairstreak, C. Checkered-Skipper, Variegated Frits, C. Buckeyes, fresh Milb Tort, Harvester, and first Long Dashes, Euro Skip, and E. Tailed Blue of the year.

Question Mark

Question Mark

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 9 2012

Jim Ebner

Location: my home garden, Okauchee Lake
Waukesha County

First adult Monarch hatch from fresh ova gathered May 10 in my yard. One month to complete cycle.

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 9 2012

Jim Ebner

Location: nature hill preserve Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

Butterflies really scarce..11:30 a.m. to noon.
A fresh male Pipevine Swallowtail surprised me, flitting along the partially sunlite trail...my second of this season. Got within 5 feet of it, when it settled once for a second or two.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 9 2012

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residence
Dane County

Our first Painted Lady raised from an egg (on borage) eclosed this morning; no dates from previous years for comparison, but it seems early.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 9 2012

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Too Windy and Too Hot to be doing this, but I did it anyways. Got my first Common Checkered Skipper photo today! These have to be the last Dusted and Juvenials. Butterfly weed flowers starting to open.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Jun 9 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Riley Lake Wildlife Area
Price County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 9 2012

Jim Ebner

Location: Wisconsin Dells & Devils lake
Sauk County

Red Spotted Purple at Devils Lake
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail at Dells.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 10 2012

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson Property about 1/4 mile south of the Village of Chaseburg on the east side of County K
Vernon County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Jun 10 2012

Barbara Truax

Location: Legend Lake
Menominee County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 10 2012

Paul Sparks

Location: My backyard in Glendale, near the Milwaukee River.
Milwaukee County

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Jun 10 2012

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino wildlife area Dikes
Shawano County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 10 2012

Mary Backus

Location: Camp Nine Road, west of Hazelhurst
Oneida County

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

European Skipper

European Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 10 2012

Janet Mueller

Location: cornell lake
Chippewa County

The swallowtails were more plentiful before the series of rainstorms earlier in the week.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 10 2012

Jaye Nelson

Location: bluff above Lake Mischigan just Morth of Racine Zoo
Racine County

Away from the lake hot,lakeside there was a good breeze off the lake so was comfortable. about 4:00.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 10 2012

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmitih

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

One Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was a black form female.

Jun 10 2012

Mary Ellen Ryall

Location: Minong, WI
Washburn County

Jun 10 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

10am to 11:30. Despite the hot and sunny weather and the many flowers, there were not as many butterflies as I had hoped. There were also a couple of Snowberry Clearwing Moths and 6 lovely White-Striped Black Moths (Trichodezia albovittata).

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

American Snout

American Snout

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jun 10 2012

Roxanne Rogers

Location: Lake Road, just south of the Melrose boat Landing
Jackson County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

Jun 10 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Moquah Barrens
Bayfield County

Hot and windy!

Jun 10 2012

Joan Rickert

Location: yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Got a good look at the Pipevine Swallowtail with binoculars. No time for a camera-it was in my yard briefly. The irridescent blue hind wings were beautiful. I'll have to plant pipevine!

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 10 2012

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

These were seen while doing yard work.

Jun 10 2012

Ron Arnold

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

Windy in the open areas. I was bitten by a dragonfly today for the first time. I netted one that I wanted a closer look at and it chomped down on my finger tip when I grabbed it. It kept its mouth open the entire time I held it. If dragonflies could hiss, this one would have.

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk

Elfin Skimmer

Elfin Skimmer

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 10 2012

Ron Arnold

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

Windy here, too. I came here today to look for early Bog Coppers. I didn't see any, but I did enjoy seeing another female Elfin Skimmer.

Jun 11 2012

Mike Reese

Location: County GG from Mellen to Clam Lake
Ashland County

Six stops along the way. The best find was a wonderful patch of wild strawberries!

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

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

Jun 11 2012

JM Roubik

Location: UWM Field Station, Saukville
Ozaukee County

European Skipper

European Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 11 2012

Trent Miller

Location: Green Bay, Ashwaubenon, WI
Brown County

My son, Tristan, netted this Zebra Swallowtail butterfly in our backyard. This butterfly species seems a little far north; has anyone else seen this species this far north in Wisconsin?

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

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

Jun 11 2012

Daniel Keach

Location: town of Big Flats between Badger and Beaver Avenues on 10th
Adams County

I am used to seeing the dainty sulphur much later, August-Sept. I don't know if I have ever seen one this early in the year.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Jun 11 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My House to Page Creek (Roads), Lower Lock Road, Muir Park & My Father inlaws farm.
Marquette County

91 degrees and sunny. 7 hours. One area at Muir Park was like a K-12 noon hour recess. Butterflies of all kinds everywhere chasing each other chaotically. Then the Little Yellow shoots passed me on the trail and the chase is on. Dandelion stopped it cold. Parted the grass to attempt a photo and off it went again. ***Pink Cat. is probably an AM Lady. IDed by Phil. Pellitteri

American Lady caterpillar

American Lady caterpillar

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Viceroy

Viceroy

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jun 11 2012

Victoria Meining

Location: 2171 E. Wehrmann St. Oliver, WI
Douglas County

These 2 were spotted in our yard/garden. We live in a new development, in a rural area, on the edge of a deciduous "forest"--about only a mile or so from the St. Louis River.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

★ = New county photo record

Jun 11 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

8-10 am warm and sunny. The Azures really seem to like the flowers of the Grey Dogwood shrubs.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Long Dash

Long Dash

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 11 2012

Dave Hanson

Location: 4 Mile Creek and Co. Trk C
Bayfield County

Aberrant individual

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 11 2012

Mike Reese

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

All the Greenish Blues were males except for the one female in the photo. I saw something as I passed a patch of Alsike Clover. I thought I might get to see another Greenish Blue, but it was a Gray Hairstreak. One group of over 60 Canadian Tiger Swallowtails and lots of White Admirals too!

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

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

Jun 12 2012

jvmeining

Location: (Rural) Oliver
Douglas County

Sunny, breezy, and cool (78 degrees +/-).

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Jun 12 2012

Pamela Willis

Location: Adams Twp., 9th Dr. 1/2 mi N of Cty E
Adams County

Long Dash

Long Dash

American Lady

American Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 12 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Verona, Badger Prairie County Park
Dane County

Sunny and 71 degrees. Late afternoon. Only had 45 minutes so couldn't cover that much territory. Glad to see that the black swallowtails were in their usual spot.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 12 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie
Marquette County

Setting up the transects on the prairie for counting KBs in the upcoming weeks. No rain = crunchy ground cover. Not many butterflies compared to normal.

Jun 12 2012

Joan Rickert

Location: yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jun 13 2012

Stan Rehm

Location: Owen Conservation Park, Madison
Dane County

Surprisingly few butterflies at the park (too dry?). But at home we've released 48 Monarchs in the last 4 days.

Jun 13 2012

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

This one tree had something all the insects liked - 5 species of butterflies and some carrion beetles! Also lots of dragonflies, including this male Ski-tailed Emerald.

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Ski-tailed Emerald

Ski-tailed Emerald

★ = New county photo record

Jun 13 2012

Mary Backus

Location: Mountain Bay Trail between Hatley & Norrie
Marathon County

I walked and biked slowly from Hatley to Norrie Lake along the Mountain Bay Trail. The trail traverses through a wetlands area and a large bog.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Long Dash

Long Dash

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jun 13 2012

Aaron Carlson

Location: Chippewa Valley Riverview Reserve, Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

73F, partly cloudy. Quick 30 min. walk at lunch.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 13 2012

Daniel Keach

Location: Cottenville Ave, west of 4th Avenue
Adams County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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

Jun 13 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Riley Lake SNA
Price County

Great day at Riley Lake.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

American Lady

American Lady

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

Jun 13 2012

Jeff Raflik

Location: Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary, 4 miles north of West Bend
Washington County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

★ = New county photo record

Jun 13 2012

Ginny Nelson

Location: Governor Nelson State Park
Dane County

Jun 13 2012

Ann Thering

Location: Spring Green
Sauk County

Cool, clouded over 1/2 way through hike.

Jun 14 2012

Mike Endress

Location: Cambridge Woods
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 14 2012

Ann Thering

Location: Pleasant Valley
Dane County

Scouting for Saturday's field trip.

Jun 14 2012

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Question Mark

Question Mark

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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

Jun 14 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Rainbow Rd. Buffalo township
Marquette County

85 degrees and mostly cloudy. Doing yardwork for my "wife's cousin" and among the dozen or more sulphurs I spotted a tiny one. "Dainty Sulphur", number 99 on the life list. Painted Lady was fresh looking.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Jun 14 2012

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway: Woodman and Millville Units
Grant County

Often had up to 3 Emperors landing on us! Photo shows Tawny on Dorothy.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jun 14 2012

Dory Owen

Location: along Long Marsh Rd. NE of Keshena
Menominee County

Old campfires, roadkill & animal scat had attracted many white admirals and northern pearly eyes. A hummingbird clearwing moth on hawkweed.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Question Mark

Question Mark

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

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

Jun 14 2012

Jim Otto

Location: Mud Lake State Wildlife Area along Tollefson Rd.
Columbia County

My first Corral Hairstreak! All of the butterflies looked fresh, in good condition today.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 14 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Yard and Meadow
Marquette County

Hot and Dry! Milkweed is wilting! 5:30-6 PM This Painted Lady caught my attention as it was acting territorial. The larger than normal size and coloration had me wondering. Not far away another "new" PL was chasing off foes. Doreen got to see a "monarch going into chrysalis" for the first time when we came in from our walk.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 15 2012

Ron Arnold

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

Jun 15 2012

Stan Rehm

Location: Crex Meadows and Fish Lake
Burnett County

Last year the lupine was abundant and the Karner Blues plentiful; this year lupine was rare and Karners almost absent. But the Northern Crescents were puddling by the thousands on the North Refuge Road.

Northern Crescents

Northern Crescents

Jun 15 2012

Ron Arnold

Location: Wisconsin Rapids, east side of town
Wood County

This is only the second time that I've seen a Snout. I was walking between buildings at work when I spotted it trying to puddle on the blacktop. It didn't stick around long.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 15 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Warnimont
Milwaukee County

One of the Tigers was a black form female

Jun 15 2012

Daniel Jackson

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

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Jun 15 2012

Daniel Keach

Location: Cottonville Ave.
Adams County

I saw many other butterflies today. Many Great Spangled Fritillaries, and a few Aphrodite, the first I have seen this year. The Red Admirals were all over the place. If anything I greatly underestimated. It could easily have been twice that amount. They all seemed to be fresh, so I am assuming this is the first local brood.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

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

Jun 15 2012

Laura Disbrow

Location: Stella Township, 2nd Lake area of Moen Lake Chain
Oneida County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 15 2012

Douglas Buege, Dean Hansen

Location: Crex
Burnett County

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Long Dash

Long Dash

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 15 2012

Douglas Buege, Dean Hansen

Location: Namakagon Barrens
Burnett County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 15 2012

Mary Backus

Location: Scubby field along Weston Ave. in Ringle
Marathon County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

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

Jun 15 2012

Mary Backus

Location: Scrubby Field along Weston Ave. in Ringle
Marathon County

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

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

Jun 15 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

93 degrees and mostly sunny. 4:30-6:30 PM. The chase was on for a pict of the Little Yellow. Started on white clover and ended 200+ yards away on white blackberry flower. Success!! Had a Pearly Eye on my side porch this afternoon. A first for the Yard. Put out bait in the marsh only to come back to find a Pearly Eye on it.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 15 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Hwy 16 between Portage & Wisconsin Dells
Columbia County

91, sunny, slight breeze, ~4 PM
Skippers were just SE of Wisconsin Dells. Others were midway between Portage and WD at a spot where there were at least 20 dead red admirals and the fritillary, just lying around at the roadside.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

European Skipper

European Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 15 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

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

Jun 15 2012

JM Roubik

Location: UWM Field Station, Saukville
Ozaukee County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 16 2012

Daniel Jackson

Location: Stoddard sand prairie just east of sewage ponds
Vernon County

Jun 16 2012

Vicki Depies

Location: Our backyard, Random Lake Rd.
Sheboygan County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 16 2012

Daniel Jackson

Location: Holland Sand Prairie off of MH about 1/4 west of Hwy 53 (west of Holmen)
La Crosse County

Jun 16 2012

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 16 2012

Ryan Brady

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

No unusual butterflies but had two "southern" dragonflies I've never seen up here before - Black Saddlebags and Spot-winged Glider. Also Variable Darner and Kennedy's Emerald.

Jun 16 2012

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

Mostly overcast. We only made it through half the wetland area (none of upland) there were so many butterflies to admire!

Jun 16 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Father Inlaws Farm
Marquette County

82 degrees and mostly cloudy. Sick most of the day. Looked out my window at 10 AM to see a Summer Azure. 4:30-6:45 PM. Extremely dry!! Skippers didn't come out until after 6 PM.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jun 16 2012

Mike Endress

Location: Cambridge Woods
Milwaukee County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 17 2012

Mary Backus

Location: Mountain Bay Trail - Ringle to Norrie Lake
Marathon County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Mustard White

Mustard White

★ = New county photo record

Jun 17 2012

Aaron Carlson

Location: Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
Washburn County

80F, little wind, sunny turning mostly cloudy. Surprisingly not much activity here, other than northern crescents. The 2 pearly eyes were observed "fighting", and were still doing it over an hour later, on our way back.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 17 2012

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Brockway
Jackson County

9-10 AM, 90s, sunny

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 17 2012

Sandy

Location: Standing Rocks County Park
Portage County

Monarchs mating, red admirals found only near water.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 17 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

11-noon. Warm and sunny and dry. Where are the Monarchs?
My favorite moths, Ctenucha virginica were out and about also.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 17 2012

Jeffrey Burrer

Location: south and a little east of Viola Wisconsin on my property
Richland County

Was hanging under the house eve near the front porch resting this morning picture taken about 10:00 am

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Jun 17 2012

Joan Rickert

Location: yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

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

Jun 17 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

★ = New county photo record

Jun 17 2012

Ron Arnold

Location: Mattheis Road in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 17 2012

Joe Krieg

Location: Bone Lake
Polk County

Delaware Skipper? I'm from Colorado and have not seen this one before. Home owners are encouraged to provide a strip of native grasses at waters edge to act as a filter for lawn runoff. The subject strip is 100 feet long

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 17 2012

Daniel Jackson

Location: County D canoe landing on the Red Cedar about 2 miles west of Chetek
Barron County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 17 2012

Daniel Jackson

Location: Harstad County Park on the Eau Claire River
Eau Claire County

Mustard White

Mustard White

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

★ = New county photo record

Jun 17 2012

jorgen Goderstad

Location: Town of Vermont
Dane County

Jun 17 2012

Judith Huf

Location: My garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Just when I thought that all the Red Admirals were gone, I got home and found this fresh one in my garden.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 17 2012

Pamela Willis

Location: Adams Twp., Along my road and in my yard.
Adams County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

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

Jun 17 2012

Daniel Keach

Location: Big Horn Avenue about a mile east of Lake Petenwell
Adams County

I was looking for the Hackberry Emperors, which I had seen in previous years, and saw my first ever Snout flitting among the leaves. It fluttered tantalizingly from six to fifteen feet over my head for quite a while, and thankfully came down to where I could get some good shots.

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

★ = New county photo record

Jun 17 2012

Daniel Keach

Location: Blackhawk Drive, Town of Monroe
Adams County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 17 2012

Grant Stevens

Location: my yard and also a field in Cedarburg, WI
Ozaukee County

Glad we had a storm last night to make things less dry because lots more butterflies appeared today compared to last week!

Jun 17 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

91 degrees and thin clouds. Still no rain. Lots of BFs on the uplands.

Jun 17 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: my yard, meadow and marsh
Marquette County

91 Degrees and thin clouds. Trail ride with my wife. Glassywing sat for picts(taken from the 3 wheeler). 4-5 Bfs landed on the running 3 wheeler.

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Jun 18 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Belden Swamp on HWY 35
Douglas County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

European Skipper

European Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Jun 18 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

The number of Little Yellows was a big surprise today. There were many groups of from 3 to 5 individuals flying in circles rapidly together. Many beautiful dragonflies including several Halloween Pennants.

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Sachem

Sachem

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

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

Jun 18 2012

JM Roubik

Location: UWM Field Station, Saukville
Ozaukee County

I believe I also saw a black form, but wasn't quick enough to get it.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 18 2012

Dianne Thomnpson

Location: Beaver Dam, My front yard
Dodge County

Early morning they were catching some rays on a bench, my porch, the mailbox (white backgrounds) and hanging on flowers! Quick little beggars once the day warms up and hard to photo, but caught them during early morning cool.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 18 2012

JM Roubik

Location: UWM Field Station, Saukville
Ozaukee County

Not 100% on the ID on this one - hoping admin can change that if it's wrong.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 18 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: John Schmidt Road, off of County A, west of Solon Springs
Douglas County

Lots of puddling action today. Sand totally drenched with rivulets running down the road.

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

European Skipper

European Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jun 18 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Forest Road 320, just off HWY 77
Sawyer County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jun 18 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Wabeno State Forest off off HWY 32
Forest County

It had just rained and the sun was out around 5:45 pm. Tons of active skippers. Saw three Pocahontas form Hobomoks in one little area on dogbane.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

American Lady

American Lady

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

★ = New county photo record

Jun 19 2012

Stephanie Van Vreede

Location: Town of Wrightstown
Brown County

Enjoying the lavender in my herb garden.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 19 2012

Nick Anich

Location: Saxon Harbor and nearby dirt roads
Iron County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

thirteen-lined ground squirrel

thirteen-lined ground squirrel

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

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

Jun 19 2012

Pamela Willis

Location: Adams Twp. my yard
Adams County

The silver spotted skipper was in the same place that I saw him the other day. Seems to hang around on top of the supports for my garden peas.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 19 2012

Jim Weyers

Location: hwy 21 between necedah and hwy 13
Juneau County

Red admirals, perched along the road and would fly up just as my car got to them or be swept off the surface into the air by the wash from cars passing in the opposite direction. This went on for miles and there were an absolutely staggering number of them swirling around. I can't begin to imagine how many were being killed.

Jun 19 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Scott Creek Impoundment, off HWY 32, north of Hiles
Oneida County

Long Dash

Long Dash

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 19 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Page Creek Marsh SNA
Marquette County

95 degrees and Sunny. Last gulp from the water bottle was very warm water. 10:30-1:30 PM. Always a nice walk with surprises. Scary Big Sachem!! Was looking for a small skipper when I found the Sachem.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Sachem

Sachem

Jun 19 2012

K. Java

Location: Gravel road by my house.
Burnett County

Deep woods on both sides of gravel road but there was a little clearing with a patch of daisies growing. I'm being very conservative with the European Skipper numbers. I walked for about 1/2 block and they were everywhere on both sides of the road. The Goldenrod Crab spider was dining on one.The Hackberry surprised me when I got back to my car.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

European Skipper

European Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 19 2012

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Rustic Rd North of Cty V
Barron County

Jun 19 2012

Daniel Keach

Location: Blackhawk Dr. and Beaver Ave. Monroe and Big Flats
Adams County

The Variegated Fritillary was out by my mail box feeding at Indian Hemp. It was beautifully fresh. Most of the Variegated Fritillaries that I have seen have had torn wings or were pretty beat up. This one looked as if it were freshly emerged. I saw the Fiery Skipper on Blackhawk Drive, Town of Monroe.

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jun 19 2012

Joan Rickert

Location: near bridge on the Black River on Castle Dr, Little Black Township, Medford
Taylor County

Found some Painted Lady butterflies in their thistle nest. Including a picture of a Great Ash Sphinx Moth that I reared. It's a beauty!

Great Ash Sphinx Moth

Great Ash Sphinx Moth

Painted Lady caterpillar

Painted Lady caterpillar

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Jun 19 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Glocke Lake
Oconto County

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Long Dash

Long Dash

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 19 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Margie's Road, off HWY G, east of Argonne
Forest County

So many flowers! So I stopped and found more greenish blues and more Milbert's than I'd ever seen. Good butterfly spot for now. Maybe greenish blue is more widespread than I thought.

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Long Dash

Long Dash

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

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

Jun 19 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Scott Lake Rd meets Experimental Road
Forest County

This site was a CCC camp up until 1942. I found a field full of lupine--but the domesticated kind, not the short plants. Then I found blues on the lupine--but they were greenish. Also found my first little yellow of the day way up here. Pleasant surprise on a day that started with a thunderstorm and seemed like marginal for butterfly activity.

European skippers were insane in numbers! Hundreds took flight with every step I took. Counted more than 50 in one square foot of blackberry.

Satyr Comma

Satyr Comma

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

European Skipper

European Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Jun 20 2012

Richard Ouren

Location: 17892 Co Rd G Muscoda
Grant County

Jun 20 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Rocky Run Fishery, Morse Rd.
Columbia County

87 degrees and Sunny. 9-11 AM. Windy!! Great place to go. Walked Morse Rd. a ways, and the trail from the parking lots back across the dam. Didn't catch that there was an Edwards Hairstreak until I went back thru the picts I took.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

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

Jun 20 2012

Mary Backus

Location: Mountain Bay Trail between Ringle& Norrie
Marathon County

Partial list of butterflies seen while biking this trail.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

★ = New county photo record

Jun 20 2012

Ann Thering

Location: Ice Age Trail
Dane County

Windy!

Jun 20 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail, Sec 30/31, Clayton
Winnebago County

Monarch in Sect 30 others in Sec 31.

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 20 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Intersection of Benson Lake Rd and Porcupine Lake Rd
Marinette County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Sachem

Sachem

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Long Dash

Long Dash

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

Jun 20 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Namekagon Portage Landmark Hwy 27
Sawyer County

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Jun 20 2012

Fern Springs

Location: OJ Falge Park in Ladysmith
Rusk County

70s, occasional sprinkles

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Dot-tailed Whiteface

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

Jun 20 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Lake Park, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Jun 20 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Forest Road 2101 and Chickadee Road Intersection, east of Lakewood
Oconto County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Long Dash

Long Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jun 20 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Shady Lane, Clayton
Winnebago County

100s of Red Admirals.

Jun 20 2012

Zachary Sanders

Location: My backyard in Pardeeville, WI
Columbia County

Not too rare, but still one of my favorite butterflies

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 20 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Sullivan Springs SNA
Oconto County

Early morning--8:30 am.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 20 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Intersection at County I, 3 miles south of Goodman Park
Marinette County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Jun 20 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Benson Lake Road, few miles east of Goodman Park, wet area
Marinette County

Rounding out the last real day of northern butterfly vacation. Long dash feeding on vetch which was fairly abundant.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Long Dash

Long Dash

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Jun 21 2012

Joan Braune, Tod Highsmith

Location: Avoca
Iowa County

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 21 2012

John Davis

Location: my backyard in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

pleasant morning, 68 and sunny, believe I have seen Little Yellows before this year, but never stay long enough to checkout or get a photo

This one quickly left after I got a few pictures

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

★ = New county photo record

Jun 21 2012

Daniel Jackson

Location: Spillway dike accessed from Fishermen's Road on the east side of the La Crosse airport.
La Crosse County

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jun 21 2012

Delaney Lubinski

Location: Plover, Wisconsin by Iber Park
Portage County

Flying by itself in our yard.

Jun 21 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Mosquito Nature Center
Outagamie County

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

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

Jun 21 2012

Paul Sparks

Location: My backyard in Glendale
Milwaukee County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 21 2012

Donnalynn Bloedel

Location: Mauthe Lake state park
Fond du Lac County

I saw quite a few butterflies today on the Tamarac Trail at Mauthe Lake state park. It was a gorgeous day but this wind every day can stop anytime now.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Jun 21 2012

Sara Sonntag

Location: Maywood Environmental Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Sheboygan County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 21 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Lake Park, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Sachem

Sachem

Jun 21 2012

Armund Bartz

Location: Battle Bluff State Natural Area
Vernon County

Out searching for ottoe skipper. In addition to the 2 skipper species ID'ed, I also saw 2 other unconfirmed yellow skippers. Also 3 leadplant flower moths-pics included (Schinia lucens) and 10 haploa reversa moths. The columbine duskywings were very small and several of them were investigating columbine very closely.

Ottoe Skipper

Ottoe Skipper

Leadplant Flower Moth

Leadplant Flower Moth

Leadplant Flower Moth

Leadplant Flower Moth

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 21 2012

Kyle Johnson

Location: Mueller Prairie
Iowa County

The scorching climate of southern WI was quite a shock from my last butterfly outing a few days earlier...over 400 miles to the north in Ontario!

Nice to see a healthy population of Regals at this newly purchased parcel (Prairie Enthusiasts). The picture shows a freshly emerged female resting in the grasses. Also some pretty good moths at night, including the leadplant flower moth (Schinia lucens).

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jun 22 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Hwy 54 between bridge to Winona and Trempeleau Co line
Buffalo County

Cabbage white and silver-spotted skipper were at a wayside. Others were at a boat landing near the Mississippi River.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Blue-fronted Dancer

Blue-fronted Dancer

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk

★ = New county photo record

Jun 22 2012

Kyle Johnson

Location: Stagecoach Prairie
Dane County

A private property bluff prairie just outside Cross Plains. Butterfly work was pretty casual and late in the day. The nightlife was fantastic (perhaps 60-100 moth species) including 3 species of leadplant specialist moths; the pictures are of a three-staff underwing (Catocala amestris) and leadplant flower moth (Schinia lucens).

Leadplant flower moth

Leadplant flower moth

Leadplant flower moth

Leadplant flower moth

three-staff underwing

three-staff underwing

Jun 22 2012

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Barronett
Barron County

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

American Copper

American Copper

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

Jun 22 2012

Aaron Carlson

Location: Chippewa County Riverview Reserve, Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

About a 1 hour lunch walk, 80F, partly cloudy. The emperor landed on my pants, otherwise I may have missed that one. And I learned a pandorus sphinx moth will excrete something on you when you pick it up.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Pandora Sphinx

Pandora Sphinx

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

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

Jun 22 2012

Jim Ebner

Location: Kettle Morraine St Forest nr Eagle
Waukesha County

Gravel parking lot edged with forest.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 22 2012

Jim Ebner

Location: Kettle Morraine St. Forest nr Eagle
Waukesha County

11-noon. Searching the fen found butterflies extremely scarce. But Powesheik Skippers, tho very limited, were a special treat. Met a group of naturalists led by Milwaukee Public Museum, searching the fen also.

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Jun 22 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Bog and road to it off Old Hwy 32 and Losse
Oconto County

Sachem

Sachem

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Harvester

Harvester

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

Jun 22 2012

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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

Jun 22 2012

Ryan Brady

Location: Star Lake area north of Drummond
Bayfield County

Not alot of butterflies but I spent more time on dragonflies. Tons of Blue Dashers here, which aren't very common here in the far north. Silver-spotted Skippers are far more widespread this year than in most years.

Jun 22 2012

JM Roubik

Location: Saukville - UWM Field Station
Ozaukee County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 22 2012

K. Java

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

The river landing was flooded because of the recent rain so all butterflies were seen in the gravel parking lot.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jun 22 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Bridal trail north and east of Ertl Rd. Saw E Meadowlark, Clay-colored Sparrow, Bobolink and Field Sparrow. I believe a black form E Tiger Swallowtail appeared seconds after the swallowtail that I photographed left. The black one never landed but hung around for about a minute. No pics.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Bobolink

Bobolink

European Skipper

European Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

American Lady

American Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

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

Jun 22 2012

Tod Highsmith

Location: Green Prairie, UW Arboretum
Dane County

Spent most of the hour between noon and 1pm in the prairie and didn't see much. Loads of butterfly weed in full bloom, but found only two hairstreaks after much hunting. Too hot? Too dry?

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jun 22 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

More Sachems? I still have my doubts about my Skipper identification. And is this just a very battered and faded Eastern Tailed Blue?

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 22 2012

Pamela Willis

Location: Adams Twp., 9th Dr. 1/2 N of CTH E
Adams County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

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

Jun 22 2012

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jun 22 2012

Nick Anich

Location: Moquah Barrens
Bayfield County

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Tawny Crescent

Tawny Crescent

Tawny Crescent

Tawny Crescent

Jun 22 2012

Nick Anich

Location: Bark Point area, also Hesse, Lefty's, Nicoletti Rds.
Bayfield County

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jun 22 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Pleasant Valley Conserv. and Rett. Prairie
Dane County

Warm and Sunny. Got some nice picts of a Woodcock while standing on the end of the boardwalk.

Jun 22 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

78 degrees and Mostly Sunny. Late in the day. Had a flurry of large lt. gray butterflies pass me right after I got out of the truck. Can only guess what they were.

Jun 23 2012

Paul Sparks

Location: Riveredge Nature Trail, along most of the trails.
Ozaukee County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jun 23 2012

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Sachem

Sachem

Jun 23 2012

Judith Huf

Location: The University School Grounds
Ozaukee County

There is obviously an invasion of Sachems going on. I saw and photographed 3 more females this morning.

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

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

Jun 23 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Wolf River Wildlife Area (Deltox Marsh)
Winnebago County

First I encountered a flock of over 100 pelicans corralling fish. They started in a big circle and gradually closed it up herding the fish together and then a mass feeding. Very cool. Then I saw a UFO. Then hundreds of horseflies and a few butterflies. Also saw an A Bittern and Forster's and Black Terns.

Added a couple of extra skipper photos I couldn't identify.

American White Pelicans

American White Pelicans

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 23 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park, Town of Neenah
Winnebago County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Viceroy

Viceroy

Question Mark

Question Mark

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

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

Jun 23 2012

Mary Backus

Location: MB Trail east of Norrie Lake
Marathon County

MB Trail travels through wetlands, bog, and hardwood forest in this area. Finally saw my FOY Baltimore Checkerspot in Marathon County!

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

European Skipper

European Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 23 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Mineral Point, businesses along Shake Rag Street
Iowa County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 23 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie
Marquette County

83 degrees and variable skies. Checking on 2nd flight KBBs. 50+ on 1 1/2transects of the 8 we will be using. Let the games begin!!! Monarch pict is one I brought with me, as a chrysalis. Couldn't leave it home. Emerged in the truck while I was out searching for an hour.(Don't call the ASPCA! Windows were all open.)

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 23 2012

Dory Owen

Location: "The Highground" walking trails, Neillsville
Clark County

Lots of blooming milkweed on the upper trail, wooded valley with stream below. I followed a Northern Pearly-eye to the mossy base of a tree where a Red Admiral and a Little Wood-satyr were also sipping seeping sap (or rainwater?).

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

European Skipper

European Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

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

Jun 24 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Scott Lake Rd.
Forest County

Quick stop after 5:00 to look for Greenish Blues. All were more worn females.

Jun 24 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Shrine Rd.
Marinette County

Jun 24 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County

9:00 to 1:00. Cloudy early with everything still wet from the rain yesterday. European Skippers so abundant it was hard to view other skippers.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 24 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Muir Park SNA
Marquette County

88 Degrees and partly sunny. 1 1/2 hours.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jun 24 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Father inlaws Farm, Moundville Township
Marquette County

88 degrees and partly sunny. No Red Admirals???
Saw some at home and at church. None in the afternoon.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jun 24 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park, Town of Neenah
Winnebago County

Jun 24 2012

Nick Anich

Location: Residential area near golf course in Ashland
Ashland County

Another Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Long Dash

Long Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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

Jun 24 2012

Stan Rehm

Location: Walking Iron Park, Mazomanie
Dane County

Dry as a bone, and a lot of annoying flies.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

American Copper

American Copper

Jun 24 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, several locationa along East Cheryl Parkway
Dane County

Early afternoon. Sunny and upper 80's.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Milkweed Beetle

Milkweed Beetle

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 24 2012

Paul Sparks

Location: My backyard in Glendale, near the Milwaukee River.
Milwaukee County

Sachem

Sachem

Jun 24 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: SW Part of Mukwa Wildlife Area
Waupaca County

First year prairie planting doing OK. Lots of Dickcissels, Sedge Wrens and a couple of Bobolinks. High and low ground. Not a lot of butterflies. Did not make it to the Silver Maple/ ash swamp.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Dichcissel

Dichcissel

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

★ = New county photo record

Jun 24 2012

Nancy Christensen

Location: Town of How (Hayes)
Oconto County

Red Admiral. Was on a zinnia then flew high up on a window when I came close for photo.

Jun 24 2012

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

More windy than I like. My first (badly worn) Sachem!

Sachem

Sachem

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

Jun 24 2012

Ryan Brady

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

Can't believe I haven't found a Sachem yet. In general, diversity and abundance declining overall, which is unusual for this time of year.

Jun 24 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Havenwoods State Forest, Milwuakee
Milwaukee County

American Lady

American Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

American Lady

American Lady

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Jun 24 2012

Dory Owen

Location: Jefferson Tamarack Swamp
Jefferson County

Very dry and hot. Finally got a Jefferson Co. Monarch to stop and pose for a photo.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

★ = New county photo record

Jun 24 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Whitefish Bay Library Garden
Milwaukee County

Yet more Sachems everywhere I go.

Sachem

Sachem

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Sachem

Sachem

Jun 24 2012

T Matthew

Location: Brook Park Dr, Green Bay
Brown County

Sitting on the road; visiting the brush near a wooded area.

Jun 24 2012

Grant Stevens

Location: My yard, Cedarburg WI
Ozaukee County

Kind of early in the summer to see a Sachem, (must have been caused by the warm spring).

Sachem

Sachem

Jun 25 2012

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Mud Lake NABA count circle = 7 mile radius from Mud Lake Wildlife Area.
Columbia County

This was our 24th annual Mud Lake NABA butterfly count. We found 33 species which is better than usual. Conditions were seriously dry but there was a good amount of common milkweed in bloom which attracted many butterflies. Second best nectar source was clover. Broad-winged Skipper was new to this count. Record high number of Orange Sulphurs and Common Buckeye. Monarchs were present in good numbers.

Jun 25 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Bridal trail south and west of Ertl Rd.

Cool sunny windy morning. Finally remembered to submit a C Wood-Nymph photo for the records.

American Lady

American Lady

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

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

Jun 25 2012

Donnalynn Bloedel

Location: horse trail in New Prospect
Fond du Lac County

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Jun 25 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

A lovely sunny day, cool and dry. Too dry.

Jun 25 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Bayside Garden Center on Brown Deer Rd
Milwaukee County

Stopped at the garden center to buy something on my way home from work, and found a couple of butterflies feeding on the plants for sale. Still another Sachem!

Sachem

Sachem

Jun 25 2012

Mary Backus

Location: Camp Nine Road cutover area & stream
Oneida County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

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

Jun 25 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park, Town of Neenah
Winnebago County

Found a plume moth on the screen.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

plume moth

plume moth

European Skipper

European Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Question Mark

Question Mark

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

Jun 25 2012

Stan Rehm

Location: Black Earth Creek Wildlife Area - Sunnyside Unit
Dane County

This new wildlife area has only rudimentary development, much like an SNA. The lower "prairie" is planted in corn. There are better places to hike.

Jun 25 2012

Stan Rehm

Location: Badger Prairie County Park
Dane County

Jun 25 2012

Dan Sonnenberg & Dory Owen

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie
Marquette County

68 to 74 degrees and SUNNY. Great day counting Karner Blues.

Jun 25 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

78 Degrees and SUNNY. "It's a great day for butterflying!"

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Long Dash

Long Dash

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Jun 25 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Puchyan Prairie SNA
Green Lake County

Ran into other folks here, including the very helpful and knowledgeable Scott Swengel. If not for them, I might have spent a lot more time wandering around in cattails. Seriously, be smart and careful if you come here. I did not see any Poweshiek skippers though Scott did in the earlier morning.

I'm pretty sure the satyr is an Eyed Brown but I haven't seen an Appalachian yet so don't know for sure. Scott saw an Appalachian out there.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Long Dash

Long Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jun 25 2012

Ryan Brady

Location: Vicinity of Echo Valley Rd west of Bayfield
Bayfield County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jun 25 2012

Nick Anich

Location: East of Hwy 27, Sand Country
Douglas County

Didn't record other species, just noticed this guy

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 25 2012

Kyle Johnson

Location: Lawrence Prairie
Rock County

Nice site with unusual habitats for Rock County (limestone and sand dry prairie & savannah).

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 25 2012

JM Roubik

Location: Saukville / UWM Field Station
Ozaukee County

I first started seeing these guys on the 23rd and chased them all day, but never got a good shot. Right as I was about to leave the Field Station I found one in a garage trapped against a window. I scooted him onto my hand and carried him outside, mumbling "Yeah, you better let me get a picture next time, buddy." Lo and behold - next time I was out there one landed right on my foot!

Jun 26 2012

Lois Ballard

Location: Ridges Sancuary, Baileys Harbor
Door County

The black tiger swallowtail was a treat to see, big fast flying butterfly. The black swallowtail seemed very small. Also saw the rare grass pink orchid here, what a pretty flower.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Grass Pink

Grass Pink

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 26 2012

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

The Eastern Tailed-Blue had the darkest gray wings that I can remember seeing.

Sachem

Sachem

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 26 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Superior Municipal Forest and Wisconsin Point
Douglas County

For all the nectar sources there were few butterflies, however, there were more Harris' Checkerspots than European Skippers.

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jun 26 2012

Edgar Spalding

Location: Picnic Point area, Madison
Dane County

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Sachem

Sachem

American Copper

American Copper

Jun 26 2012

Kyle Johnson

Location: Lawrence Prairie/Avon Bottoms
Rock County

brief search in the morning

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 26 2012

Kyle Johnson

Location: Abraham's Woods Prairie
Green County

Hot day with most activity later in evening or at thistle flowers. Observed oviposition by Delaware Skipper but still need to ID the grass. No sign of Ottoe Skipper but perhaps next visit? Lots of other interesting finds, including over 100 moth species at night, and thousands of sap beetles invading my car.

Confused Eusarca

Confused Eusarca

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis

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

Jun 26 2012

Jay Watson

Location: Scuppernong State Natural Area - south of Wilton road by county N
Waukesha County

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jun 26 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Mosquito Hill Nature Center
Outagamie County

The Butterfly House will open for the season on Saturday, July 7. The final viewing date of the season is Sunday, August 26. Butterfly House hours of operation are Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM. A donation of $1/person is requested. Thursdays and Fridays are reserved for private group tours only. Please contact the nature center if you would like to schedule a private group tour or have questions about Butterfly House.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

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

Jun 26 2012

Terry Leasa

Location: Greenway Nature Area (Main and Pioneer)
Fond du Lac County

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jun 26 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Shea Prairie
Iowa County

We started our transect counts of regal frits today.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Jun 26 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

86 Degrees and sunny. 11:30-2:30 PM
The skipper picts are the same individual.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 26 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard, meadow and marsh
Marquette County

86 degrees and sunny. Short 45 minute trail ride. Pearly-eyes chased each other in circles for more than 5 minutes straight. I couldn't believe they had that much energy.

Jun 26 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Havenwoods State Forest and Lake Park, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Jun 26 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park, Town of Neenah
Winnebago County

Every day at this park there is a fast high flying little blue butterfly that I can never photograph. Today I got a pic of a slow and low little blue butterfly but the other one is still giving me fits.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Monarch

Monarch

Question Mark

Question Mark

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Viceroy

Viceroy

Question Mark

Question Mark

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

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

Jun 26 2012

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Barronett
Barron County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

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

Jun 27 2012

Sandy

Location: Standing Rocks County Park
Portage County

Meadow and woods with lake surrounded by farms.

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

clouded

clouded

Jun 27 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

It's funny that the Silver-spotted Skipper is a "Spread-wing Skipper", but you nearly never see it with its wings spread. It looks like a totally different butterfly that way. But the big excitement today was the first sighting of an Appalachian Brown at SANC.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 27 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Navarino WA
Shawano County

90+ degrees.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

★ = New county photo record

Jun 27 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Dunbar Barrens SNA
Marinette County

8:30-11:30. Sunny and warm in the barrens. I always love seeing plenty of Wolf Scat for the butterflies but this is the first time I have seen bear tracks here. More ticks than butterflies, so many I just had to count them as I took them off my clothes. 165 ticks for my highest all-time, daily tick count!

bear track

bear track

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

frits on wolf scat

frits on wolf scat

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

★ = New county photo record

Jun 27 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Scuppernong Prairie SNA
Waukesha County

Too windy for good observation, but I persisted.

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Black Dash

Black Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jun 27 2012

Mary Backus

Location: Cedar Falls Drive
Oneida County

FOY Coral Hairstreak for me. I've been seeing them in this same spot every year for the past 5 years.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

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

Jun 27 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Lake Park, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Sachem

Sachem

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 27 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Bubolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Question Mark

Question Mark

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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

Jun 27 2012

Alex Harmon

Location: Barneveld Prarie State Natural Area
Iowa County

Lots of butterflies were out. The Aphrodite, Regal, and Silver-bordered Fritillaries were all new sightings for me. From what I could see, all the Regals were male.

Jun 28 2012

Pat Fojut

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Long Dash

Long Dash

regal

regal

Jun 28 2012

Nicole Lenz

Location: Hager Rd and Hwy PF Prairie Du Sac, WI
Sauk County

My son and I found a caterpillar in the garden and decided to raise it. This beautiful Variegated Fritillary emerged from the chrysalis today! It stayed in it's large coffee can home for a few photos and then flew off into the corn field by our house.
We also have quite a few Red Admirals roaming our house, they seem to enjoy the brick.

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 28 2012

Ryan Brady

Location: Along the Ashland lakefront near the oredock at Kreher RV park
Ashland County

Finally a Sachem for me, but probably only b/c Nick was with me...

Jun 28 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

North and south from Maxwell Rd. There are two sections of remnant prairie here along the old railroad grade. A state natural area.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

★ = New county photo record

Jun 28 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

94 degrees and Sunny.

Black Dash

Black Dash

Jun 28 2012

Sandy

Location: Eau Claire Dells Co Park - River trl
Marathon County

Seemed more dragonflies than butterflies!

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 29 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Blue River Sand Barrens State Natural Area
Grant County

Also saw lots of different dragonflies and three interesting moths. Enjoyed seeing prickly pear cactus in Wisconsin, some of it in bloom.

American Copper

American Copper

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

prickly pear cactus

prickly pear cactus

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Jun 29 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Shorewood Nature Preserve
Milwaukee County

I only spent an hour here looking for birds and butterflies on this very hot morning. The Preserve is a very small park on the bluff down to Lake Michigan and is mostly forest with a lot of invasive plants.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 29 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Omro Fitness Trail
Winnebago County

Very slow today.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jun 29 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Rocky Run Fishery Area
Columbia County

86 Degrees and Sunny. 9:30-11:15 AM. Quick look for BFs before shopping and the heat of the day. Get out every chance you get!!! It is worth it!! First Smoky Eyed Brown!!!!

Smoky Eyed Brown

Smoky Eyed Brown

Black Dash

Black Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jun 29 2012

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Observed some Red Admirals and Northern Pearly-eye feeding on sap from a tree where a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker had drilled some holes.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jun 29 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Rush Creek SNA
Crawford County

Found only Delaware Skippers, no Ottoes, today. Also saw a Columbine/Wild Indigo Duskywing. Didn't see any indicator food plants, wild indigo or columbine, around.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jun 29 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Avoca west unit
Iowa County

Somebody came in and "trimmed" the roadways all the way--about a ten foot wide cut--using a vehicle that left quite a track in the middle of the road. Looked like they were going to make this a two-lane highway. Messed up the woods something bad. Not so good for butterflies basking or nectaring.

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 29 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Havenwoods State Forest, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 29 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park, Town of Neenah
Winnebago County

American Lady

American Lady

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

Jun 29 2012

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Lehman Lake Rd
Washburn County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

European Skipper

European Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

American Lady

American Lady

★ = New county photo record

Jun 29 2012

Joey Reichhoff

Location: 29th Ave
Barron County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

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

Jun 29 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Middleton, Strickers and Tiedemann Ponds
Dane County

Jun 30 2012

Pat Fojut

Location: Sheridan Park, St. Francis, WI
Milwaukee County

Part of the Wehr Nature Center butterfly count, 25th year.

Jun 30 2012

Fern Springs

Location: 18th & Madison St
Manitowoc County

85, sunny

Jun 30 2012

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

pipevine swallowtail on dead raccoon along with many flies. Near boerner botanical gardens which grows pipevine. Part of the Wehr Nature Center butterfly count.

Jun 30 2012

Pamela Willis

Location: Bristol, WI , within 50 yards of Lake George
Kenosha County

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 30 2012

Tod Highsmith

Location: East Side Madison
Dane County

It was in the vegetation along the Lake Monona shoreline.

Jun 30 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Except for the Fiery Skipper and the Sachem the other photos were all taken on the same plant. Dun Skippers and Two-spotted Skippers nectared on the common milkweed right next to it but didn't move to the swamp milkweed in the 20 minutes I waited for them to move.

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jun 30 2012

Ryan Brady

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

Jun 30 2012

Kyle Johnson

Location: Eagle Valley Preserve
Grant County

Night was definitely the time to be out...the day was brutally hot! Not much day activity on the bluff prairies (facing Mississippi River) except Common Wood Nymphs and Great Spangled Frits. Best action was along moist gravel roads in bottomland hardwood forests...Snout City! Also the Silver-spotted Skipper was repeatedly tapping its abdomen on the substrate while puddling.

American Snout

American Snout

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 30 2012

JM Roubik

Location: Saukville/UWM Field Station
Ozaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 30 2012

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

My first Gray Copper in Wood County makes up for not seeing any Bog Coppers earlier today.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

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

Jun 30 2012

Ron Arnold

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

Still no Bog Coppers.

Jun 30 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

First time I have seen a Variegated Meadowhawk and a Variegated Fritillary in the same day.

Variegated Meadowhawk

Variegated Meadowhawk

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 30 2012

Jim Otto

Location: Kickapoo Valley Reserve, along trails near the Visitor Center
Vernon County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

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

Jun 30 2012

Tom Bentley

Location: Beulah Bog State Natural Area
Walworth County

I also saw some copper species in the bog area. Did not get close enough for ids.

Jun 30 2012

Tom Bentley

Location: Scuppernong Prairie State Natural Area
Waukesha County

Jun 30 2012

Pat Fojut

Location: Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County

Part of the Wehr Nature Center butterfly count

Jun 30 2012

Aaron Carlson

Location: Dunnville Barrens SNA & Red Cedar State Trail south of Irvington, WI
Dunn County

Warm, mostly sunny. On the Red Cedar Trail, I saw Cabbage White, Clouded Sulphur, 'Summer' Spring Azure, Great Spangled Fritillary, Eastern Comma, Red Admiral, Hackberry Emperor, Monarch, Silver-Spotted Skipper, and Northern Broken Dash.

At Dunnville Barrens SNA, I saw Cabbage White, Clouded Sulphur, American Copper, Edwards' Hairstreak, Eastern Tailed Blue, Great Spangled Fritillary, Gorgone Checkerspot, Red Admiral, Common Wood-Nymph, Monarch, Least Skipper, and Little Glassywing.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Monarch

Monarch

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Copper

American Copper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

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

Jun 30 2012

Alex Harmon

Location: Just outside of Dodgeville
Iowa County

My first snout! It was sitting on a solar pool cover, and would keep coming back to the same spot. Either it was attracked to the blue color or the heat. Also more new sightings for me, although not butterflies, were male promethia moths. They fly during the day and the first 6 I saw looked so much like butterflies that I was convinced that they were more pipevine swallowtails, or a lot of black-form tigers!

Jun 30 2012

Dory Owen

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

6-7:30 pm, very hot. Butterflies got active about 6:30. Question Mark perched on my husband's sweaty ballcap more than once.

Question Mark

Question Mark

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 30 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Verona, Badger Prairie County Park
Dane County

Glad to see that there were many black swallowtails today in the area of the park where last year there were many. There were clouded sulphurs everywhere you looked. Lots of dragonflies, an interesting grasshopper, and several cedar waxwings in the field with the butterflies. The hairstreak did an interesting thing. First it just sat on the plant, then it actually crawled inside the plant.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

cedar waxwing

cedar waxwing

grasshopper

grasshopper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 30 2012

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Comstock Rd
Barron County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 30 2012

Mary Backus

Location: Buena Vista
Portage County

I drove down to Buena Vista this morning to look for lifers - Regal Fritillary and Gray Copper. Got 'em both! Lots of other butterflies as well but I didn't keep track.

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Jun 30 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Hales Corners
Milwaukee County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 30 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Bridal trail north and east of Ertl Rd.

Saw newly fledged meadowlarks and plenty of Bobolinks and Clay-colored Sparrows.

bobolinks

bobolinks

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sachem

Sachem

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Sachem

Sachem

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

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

Jun 30 2012

Southern Wis Butterfly Association

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

This was a field trip of the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association. 17 people attended and we found 17 species. The best finds were 3 American Snouts, Common Buckeye, Baltimore Checkerspot and Painted lady.

Jun 30 2012

Jim Ebner

Location: Sunday Rd South of Monterey
Waukesha County

Conditions generally unfavorable.. hot and dry.(11 a.m. to noon) Milkweed patches unproductive. Sighting of Dainty Sulfur (last seen in 2009) a pleasant note in an otherwise less than optimistic scenario. Got within two feet of it before it took off in a whirl-a-way with an Orange Sulfur.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph