Butterfly sightings for November 2013

Nov 2 2013

Scott Puchalski

Location: Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
Trempealeau County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

★ = New county photo record

Nov 3 2013

Judith Huf

Location: Atwater Park, Shorewood
Milwaukee County

While birding on this sunny, not cold morning, a single Mourning Cloak flew by along the bluff.

Nov 3 2013

Jim Ebner

Location: Pabst Farms, Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

Gully with some wind protection . Dandilions prevalent. Observed 6 or 7 individual Sulfurs in 15 minutes, females outnumbering males.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Nov 5 2013

Craig Ellefson

Location: Downtown DeForest
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Nov 9 2013

Steven Lubahn

Location: Sheridan Park, Cudahy near bluff
Milwaukee County

American Lady

American Lady

Nov 10 2013

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: 99th and National Avenue
Milwaukee County

Great delight, yet very surprised. I thought it was a leaf blowing in the wind, but when it came closer, it was very clear it was controlling its flight and it was a mourning cloak with the distinctive yellow trim! Wish I had been able to take a picture but I did not have a camera available.

Nov 10 2013

Joshua Cullumv

Location: 8 miles north west of Janesville
Rock County

I was birding the other day when I saw a Sulphur when it was warm out. I wasn't able to identify it before it flew, but I think it was an Orange Sulphur. Today I was birding and keeping an eye out for butterflies because it was nearly 50 degrees, when I saw a Question Mark/Comma. I followed it until it landed on our roof, and I was able to take a photo of it. I then identified it as an Eastern Comma using the photo. The photo was taken with a point-and-shoot camera through my scope, and then cropped, so it isn't that good of quality, but you can easily identify the butterfly in the photo.

Eastern comma

Eastern comma

Nov 30 2013

Jerry DeBoer

Location: Saller Woods, a park just southwest of where Hwy. 36 crosses the Fox River, a short ways north of Burlington, WI
Racine County

Observed 2 specimens flying through the oak woodland.