Butterfly sightings for July 2013

Jul 1 2013

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Hwy 8 bog west of Bradley (County Forest)
Lincoln County

8:20-9:00 am, 68-71 degrees F, wind 0-5 mph

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 1 2013

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Glocke Lake Bog
Oconto County

4:40-5:13 pm, 75-78 degrees F, 30% sunshine, no wind.

Jul 1 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Buboltz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

9:30 to 1:00 and a little windy. Stopped counting European Skippers at 337 because I felt like I was spending too much time identifying them and missing other stuff. Hard not to step on them.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 1 2013

Ron Arnold, Mike Reese

Location: NABA Sandhill/Seneca count
Wood County

This was the 23rd year for this count. Great Spangled Frit, Northern Crescent, Mourning Cloak, Eyed Brown, Acadian Hairstreak, and Monarch have been seen on all 23 counts. Common Ringlets were seen for only the second time on this count. 293 individuals and 26 species were seen including one unidentified spread-wing skipper. The count was a bit early for some late-emerging hairstreaks and skippers.

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Eyed Click Beetle

Eyed Click Beetle

Soldier Fly

Soldier Fly

Jul 1 2013

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Today's butterfly sightings were just incidental to our big excitement of the day, participating in banding Cooper's Hawk chicks.

Cooper's Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 1 2013

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

This slightly asymmetric young lady was one of two eclosions today from eggs we found on June 1.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 2 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Margie's Road and HWY G, north of Laona.
Forest County

Quick stop at 4pm. Confirmed Greenish blue presence.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

★ = New county photo record

Jul 2 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Dunbar Barrens SNA
Marinette County

1 pm-1:45 pm. 78 degrees F.
Did not count, just made survey of present species to save time.
Saw skippers nectaring on low white morning glory.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 2 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: North Loop Rd. and Shady Ln.
Winnebago County

Best stop of the day. Should have stayed around here. The first day they were really attracted to the milkweed.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

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

Jul 2 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Scott Lake Road
Forest County

4:15 pm-5pm.

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Monarch

Monarch

Long Dash

Long Dash

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 2 2013

Pam Campbell

Location: Near my home in Colfax.
Dunn County

My first, and only, Lady of the season.

American Lady

American Lady

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

Jul 2 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Spur Lake Road
Marinette County

Quick stop, 12:30 pm. 78 degrees F.
Water-filled ruts had butterflies congregating.
Didn't make count.

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jul 2 2013

Aaron Carlson

Location: Kempers Woods, Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

Lunch walk, sunny, 80F. +1 comma.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 2 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Mosquito Hill
Outagamie County

Slow as molasses in January. Didn't stay real long,

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 2 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Shaky Lake and Hortonville Bogs
Outagamie County

Donned my knee boots and Ivy Block and attempted to check out some bogs. I made it to the bog between Mount Morris and Wautoma several times in the 1980's. Never been to Hortonville bog before. My dad took me to Shaky Lake about 1970 and my mom had a fit. We either went in a different route or it has changed a lot. Didn't get in very far today because of deep water and cattails. Same with Hortonville. Just too deep. I stopped to rest and found myself completely surrounded by Poison Sumac. Disappointing. I'll have to wait for a drought or winter.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 2 2013

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Cherokee Marsh, Madison
Dane County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 2 2013

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Doreen's home farm
Marquette County

75° Sunny. Only saw 3 species in first 3/4ths way thru my walk. Dozen or more species of dragonflies.

Jul 2 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Shrine Road
Marinette County

2pm-3pm. Didn't find Northern blue.
Did find lots of puddling European skippers, the only skipper I've seen puddling.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

puddling

puddling

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

puddling

puddling

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

★ = New county photo record

Jul 2 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Looking for Regal Fritillaries and Gray Coppers but didn't find any yet. Had fun taking photos of the Long Dashes!

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jul 2 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Spread Eagle Barrens
Florence County

8:30 am--noon. Temp: 72-78 degrees F. Anecdotal evidence of "blue butterflies" from couple I found hiking along road, but they saw them last year. I saw no Northern blues. But great butterflying nonetheless.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Long Dash

Long Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jul 2 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

The Buckeye showed up a day late.

Jul 2 2013

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Highway LO near Highway E, Town of Mukwonago
Waukesha County

15 great spangled fritillaries were in the area on a sunny morning with temperatures in the low 70s. One group of six spiraled and wheeled in the same area for more than five minutes before moving on.

Jul 3 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Hwy 54 Bog
Jackson County

I spent about an hour hiking along on the deer trails in the bog. I found all three Bog Coppers in one small area where the 3 males waged spiral battles.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jul 3 2013

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Hot on the meadows but the winds were the lightest I have ever experienced. It was like normal wind rather than meadows wind. Several yellow swallowtails would not let me get any shots. One was the largest I have ever seen. Likely a Eastern Tiger but no photo so not on list. Several sulphurs but again none would let me photograph so I dont know which species. Two blues in Karner spot wouldn't let me photograph so they also remain unknown.

Jul 3 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Wildcat Rd.
Jackson County

Guess what the primary nectar source was....

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jul 3 2013

Fern Springs

Location: Namekagon-Court Oreilles Portage Marker Hwy 27
Sawyer County

mid to high 70's, sunny, ~noon
LOTS of dragonflies. I saw the Common Pondhawk catch the skipper in mid air before settling down for a meal.

Common Pondhawk

Common Pondhawk

Chalk-Fronted Corporal

Chalk-Fronted Corporal

Chalk-Fronted Corporal

Chalk-Fronted Corporal

Racket-Tailed Emerald

Racket-Tailed Emerald

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Long Dash

Long Dash

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Common Pondhawk with prey

Common Pondhawk with prey

Jul 3 2013

A. Stevenson

Location: Hartmann Creek State Pk
Waupaca County

My first Hairstreak! So excited and he sat so well for me.

Jul 3 2013

Matthew Rethaber

Location: Found it near Lakeland Rd. off County hwy D in Oneida County, WI
Oneida County

Atlantis Fritillary Found it near Lakeland Rd. off County hwy D in Oneida County, WI July 3, 2013 3pm

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jul 3 2013

Fern Springs

Location: Tubby Forest Marker, Hwy 27
Sawyer County

high 70s, sunny, ~1PM

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jul 3 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Thunder Mountain Barrens, along La Fave Road
Oconto County

9:00am--10:15am

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Long Dash

Long Dash

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

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

Jul 3 2013

Fern Springs

Location: Pierre Esprit Radisson Marker, Hwy 27
Sawyer County

high 70s, sunny, ~12:30
A couple of the damselflies put on quite a dazzling show in the sunlight with their neon blue and green.

Western Painted Turtle

Western Painted Turtle

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

★ = New county photo record

Jul 3 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

It was overcast while I was counting today. The crescent had some issues with it's forewings and the Pecks only cooperated for one photo, I could have used a few more to choose from. I included a photo of my prairie to show the abundance of nectar sources that the butterflies have chosen not to use.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 3 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Marsh Road north of Weyauwega
Waupaca County

Great day despite mostly cloudy skies. Caught a limit of Walleyes in the morning and had a nice walk along Marsh Road in the afternoon. 11:15 to 2:15.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

European Skipper

European Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 3 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Peshtigo Brook SNA, along Logan Road north or Suring
Oconto County

11:30am-12:15 pm

Great site I hadn't checked out before but the mosquitoes drove me out. Baltimores were all on the road basking.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Jul 3 2013

Aaron Carlson

Location: Spur Lake SNA
Oneida County

~8 pm, mostly cloudy, 70F. Didn't see anything along the road traversing this SNA until I came across a large patch of blue flag that had these 2 species apparently seeking out a place to spend the night.

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jul 3 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Sullivan Springs SNA
Oconto County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 3 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Glocke Lake SNA
Oconto County

8:00 am--8:45am

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jul 4 2013

Ron Arnold

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

I thought I would include a photo of the wild cranberries and Grass Pinks which are in full bloom now. I was looking for Bog Coppers here, but the Long Dash nectaring on the iris was a nice find.

Grass Pink

Grass Pink

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jul 4 2013

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

8:28 am to 2:36 pm, 69-85 degrees F, 90% sunshine, wind 5-10 mph. We walked 7 miles in the grassland as well as driving around. Regal Fritillaries and Gray Coppers appear to have just started, since their numbers during main flight are much higher than this. Most Regals and all Gray Coppers were within 350 meters of Griffith Road or 130th Street.
The photo by Ann Swengel shows a male Regal on mammal feces with 6 Aphrodites (5 of the alcestis subspecies or form, one of the aphrodite subspecies or form) on Griffith Road west of 130th.

Jul 4 2013

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

There were lots and lots of fritillaries. Some were clearly great spangled, some were clearly Aphrodite, but many went by so fast that I couldn't be sure. The numbers are a guess.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 4 2013

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

We have about 250 milkweed plants, most of which are in full bloom this week - and just one lonely Monarch to enjoy them. I think you people up north are hallucinating all those butterflies.

Jul 4 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jul 4 2013

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our meadow and marsh
Marquette County

81° and partlly sunny. Quick trip to the marsh paid off with summer form of Mustard Whites.

Jul 4 2013

Cathy Krupinski

Location: Section 14 Harrison Township
Lincoln County

He sat for quite a while on the edge of my birdbath, at the edge of a maple woods.

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

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

Jul 4 2013

Ron Arnold

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

This is my backup location for Bog Coppers for Saturday's SWBA field trip.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jul 4 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Shady Ln., WIOUWASH Trail and North Loop Rd.
Winnebago County

9:30 to 11:30. The ditches on Loop Rd. were mowed in the last couple of days. Lots of milkweed laying down and far fewer butterflies.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Smoky Eyed Brown

Smoky Eyed Brown

Smoky Eyed Brown

Smoky Eyed Brown

Smoky Eyed Brown

Smoky Eyed Brown

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

Jul 4 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Sandhill
Wood County

10am--12:30pm. Breezy in spots.

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Long Dash

Long Dash

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jul 4 2013

Tim Fenske

Location: Owen Park, Madison
Dane County

Also saw 3 unidentified fritillaries.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 4 2013

Nicholas Block

Location: Hemlock County Park
Sauk County

Just a couple species seen around the boat ramp while searching for odes

Jul 4 2013

Nicholas Block

Location: Private property on Plum Valley Road
Sauk County

Jul 4 2013

Peter Fissel

Location: Mazomanie W.A. - Dog training area
Dane County

Noticed movement on the road, which turned out to be a one-winged Great Spangled Fritillary which had apparently survived a predator attack (it was missing part of the abdomen and one leg, also.) It was flapping the remaining wing slowly, and attempted to evade me when I tried to pick it up.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 4 2013

Jim Otto

Location: Schurch-Thomsom Prairie
Iowa County

Jul 4 2013

Anna Seidl

Location: Near Anvil Lake (Near Eagle River)
Vilas County

The White Admiral and the Northern Pearly Eye were attracted to our fish-cleaning area. The Canadian Tiger Swallowtail was just passing through.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

White Admiral

White Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Jul 5 2013

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 5 2013

Loretta & Hildegard Kuse

Location: Kuse Farm Museum & Nature Preserve
Taylor County

The butterfly was nectaring on Oxeye Daisies.

Jul 5 2013

Nicholas Block

Location: Kickapoo River Valley between Ontario and La Farge
Vernon County

Most sightings were on trails near the Kickapoo Valley Reserve visitor center

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 5 2013

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Warm and sunny. Walked about an hour through the meadow areas. Not as many butterflies as I had hoped. Monarchs are still real scarce. Large number of non-native plants probably account for the greater number of non-native butterflies. Also found a tiny toad hopping across the path.

American Toad

American Toad

European Skipper

European Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 5 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

These were seen while doing yard work.

Jul 5 2013

Pam Campbell

Location: Near my home in Colfax.
Dunn County

A very breezy and warm, dry day. The Black Swallowtail was fighting the wind to deposit eggs on water parsnip (or hemlock?). The result was a very poor photo. Two of the Gr. Spangled Frits were attracted to a discarded ear plug.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Mustard White

Mustard White

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jul 5 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Menasha Conservancy
Calumet County

A quick survey for the conservancy before my daughter's back surgery. 8:00 to 9:00.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Jul 5 2013

Dean C. Hansen

Location: 7.8 miles east of Frederic on Co. Rd. W
Polk County

On floating cranberry bog, north of Marsh Lake. Pitcher plant in bloom, as is cranberry.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jul 6 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Shea and Williams Prairie
Iowa County

11am-12noon. Clear and hot. 4-8 mph breezes.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Jul 6 2013

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

Seen in back yard. Its wings were very tattered.

Jul 6 2013

A. Stevenson

Location: Standing Rocks Co Pk
Portage County

Where have all the butterflies gone?

Jul 6 2013

Nicholas Block

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Only spent time on the lower portion of the trail; did not go up the bluff

Jul 6 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Shady Lane
Winnebago County

Went here to see if I could relocate the Smoky Eyed Brown and get video. No dice. The Cabbage White was not as bad on the other side. Just one spot showing. The chunky skipper I had identified as a European in the field, but now I'm not so sure. Maybe it's just the goofy angle.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 6 2013

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

A brief but rewarding visit, with my first sighting of an Edward's Hairstreak.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 6 2013

Terry Leasa

Location: Karner Blue Meadow (wild rose area)
Waushara County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jul 6 2013

Fern Springs

Location: Bauer Brockway
Jackson County

90 degrees, sunny, 2-3P

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Wood Lily

Wood Lily

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 6 2013

Tim Fenske

Location: Pleasant Valley S.N.A.
Dane County

There were at least 20 additional unidentified fritillaries, many were probably great spangled but many were smaller.

Jul 6 2013

Aaron Carlson

Location: Lost Lake area
Florence County

Sightings all over the July 4th weekend, mainly in areas around the lake. N. Pearly Eyes were ubiquitous and in large numbers - even had some at the cabin light at night. White admirals, northern crescents and european skippers were also seen in large numbers.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

White Admiral

White Admiral

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Puddling

Puddling

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 6 2013

SWBA field trip, 11 participants

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

The day was sunny with temperatures in the upper 80s. There was a little more nectaring activity today, but most butterflies were seen in the vegetation. The wind was a bit of a problem for photography but the butterflies cooperated nicely. Five species of hairstreaks were seen. Several species of grass skippers still haven't emerged.

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 6 2013

Ron Arnold, Lydia Thurber, Steve Dunbar, Dan Sonnenberg

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

A few of us stopped here after the SWBA field trip hoping to find Bog Coppers. We didn't have to leave the parking area to find them.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jul 7 2013

Mary Backus

Location: Mountain Bay Trail along Norrie Lake bog
Marathon County

The Hackberry sighting was in our yard in Ringle, WI and all the other sightings were along the Mountain Bay Trail.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

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

Jul 7 2013

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Brockway
Jackson County

81, sunny, ~noon

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jul 7 2013

Steven Lubahn

Location: Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jul 7 2013

Steven Lubahn

Location: Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County

Jul 7 2013

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Very exciting day, with four new species for me: Baltimore Checkerspot, Little Glassywing, Appalachian Brown, and Coral Hairstreak.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

American Lady

American Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 7 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

I used to come here a lot to see Upland Sandpipers but it's been a long time. Did not see or hear any today.

8:00 to 2:30. First two hours were disappointing. Much cooler, cloudier and windier than TV2's Rebecca Schuld promised. Oh, and it rained some. I checked several locations and saw very few butterflies, and the ones I saw, I had flushed, and they quickly vanished again. Then as I turned east on Griffith from F, it was like someone opened the flood gates. Fritillaries everywhere. The sun came out and all the butterflies came to the wet road. I really didn't have to do anymore bushwhacking. Walked 1.25 miles east and a half a mile south on 130th. I was surprised to find only four road kills despite the large numbers and how much they like the road. 1 GS, 1 Regal and 2 Aphros. I probably saw 30 Gray Coppers but only got close enough to three of them for positive ID. Great day. Two lifers. Thanks to the Swengels for the info from July 4.

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

European Skipper

European Skipper

more puddling

more puddling

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Long Dash

Long Dash

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

puddling

puddling

European Skipper

European Skipper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 7 2013

Aaron Carlson

Location: Rice Creek SNA
Vilas County

Most seen on the old logging roads, only one seen in the fen - a skipper nectaring on Platanthera dilatata that flew away before I got close enough to take a picture.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Longbraceted Green Orchid

Longbraceted Green Orchid

Boreal Bog Orchid

Boreal Bog Orchid

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Showy Lady's-slipper

Showy Lady's-slipper

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

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

Jul 8 2013

Pam Campbell

Location: Chippewa River bottoms/Dunnville
Dunn County

Another hot, dry day.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

mourn

mourn

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jul 8 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Buena Vista Marsh
Portage County

10am--1pm. Cloudy first, then partly cloudy with sun.
Echo D Nussbaum's recent thoughts.

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Jul 8 2013

Dean C. Hansen

Location: Along Stolte Road, Fish Lake State Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Many fine clumps of butterfly milkweed in full bloom, these attracting small numbers of hairstreaks. Swamp milkweed not yet in bloom, few sedge skippers seen along road through sedge meadow. Mainly went to look for Karners. Saw no adults, and saw no positive larval Karner feeding activity on lupine leaves. Slim pickings.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 8 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Gilmanton NABA Count
Buffalo County

Cloudy until about noon and then sunny, warm, and humid in the afternoon. Lots of butterflies!

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 8 2013

Daniel Jackson

Location: Sand Prairie SE of sewage lagoons in Stoddarrd
Vernon County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

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

Jul 8 2013

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Morse and Tollefson Rd.s
Columbia County

89° Sunny. Was hoping to get a pict of a Tawny Emperor. Got picts of 4 of the 7 seen. Am. Snout was with the Emperors.

American Snout

American Snout

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

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

Jul 9 2013

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Rain in the morn, I hit the meadows at 12:30 with overcast skys and temps 74 and light wind. The clear sky line was 15 miles south of the meadows. A few bands of light rain/drizzle moved in during the first hour or so then skys cleared. During the misty/very light rains, butterflies were still active, enjoying the more reasonable temps. Lots of mineraling and activity until after 6pm. N. Refuge road dirt part was covered with N crescents nearly entire length. Estimate (lowball) 500+ for just that road. Reported number does not include N. Ref road. Monarchs emerging.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Jul 9 2013

Hans Schabel

Location: Stockton Township
Portage County

Miles from water or alders

Jul 10 2013

Jim Ebner

Location: Kettle Moraine St Forest 2 mi S Eagle
Waukesha County

Only a handful of butterflies in one hour! No Swallowtails, Sulphurs, Hairstreaks, Blues or Skippers. including a search or Poweshiek Skipperling within its colony. Camera images would not download.

Jul 10 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

1:00-3:00. All Gray Coppers were males. I saw two seperate battles of 2-3 males spiralling into the air.

Jul 10 2013

Ann Thering

Location: Horicon Marsh
Dodge County

I walked parts of Dike Road, and some of the trails that start from the Horicon Marsh International Education Center, where my butterfly images will be exhibited through August 27. Lots of milkweeds.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 10 2013

A. Stevenson

Location: Eau Claire Dells Co Pk
Marathon County

Mid-afternoon to late 6pm
Nice to see the Northern Pearly Eyes abound in the woods as others should be, but are not.

Jul 10 2013

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Monarchs may be making a comeback. Found 8 eggs in the garden today, as well as a half-dozen Black Swallowtail eggs. Photos of our latest BST release are posted in the butterfly section of TYWKIWDBI.

Jul 10 2013

Kim Wheeler

Location: Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Beautiful late afternoon - so many Northern Crescents I lost count. Many types of skippers. I could have just sat along grasses on Main Dike Road and got many more, I am sure!

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jul 11 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Back roads of northern Winnebago Co.
Winnebago County

Shady Lane, North Loop Road, Hillcrest Road and Dale Road. 11:00 to 1:45. Most skippers were on Dale Road near the county line.

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

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

Jul 11 2013

Kendell Welch

Location: County road QQ out of Mineral Point
Iowa County

Found as roadkill.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

★ = New county photo record

Jul 11 2013

Kyle Johnson

Location: Eagle Valley Preserve
Grant County

casual search during the day in the stream valleys and lowlands; much flood damage here

Jul 11 2013

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: 6 Bogs
Douglas County

Bog locations: north of Moose Junction along 35, Milchesky Road 1.15 miles west of County A, Bear Lake and North Bear Lake on County A, Lyman Lake, and one other. 9:37 am to 1:13 PM, mostly sunny, 75-90 degrees F. Jutta Arctic found on 3 bogs for our latest date ever. Dorcas Copper found on all 6 bogs and all roadsides we surveyed fronting 4 of those.

Jul 11 2013

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Still have not seen any Question Marks or Commas and only 1 Tiger Swallowtail, and 1 Black Swallowtail. Seems that the number of different species is down this year on Marsh Road.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 11 2013

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: 1 mile south of Fifield near South Fork Flambeau
Price County

These 2 Great Spangeled Fritillaries were attracted to the Joe Pye Weed next to our house.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

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

Jul 11 2013

Alex Harmon

Location: Outside of Dodgeville
Iowa County

The hairstreaks were on a hickory tree

Jul 11 2013

Jim Ebner

Location: 3 miles s of Douseman .8 mi w on CTY hWY C!
Waukesha County

First sighting of any of our Sulphurs this year. Fresh albino. Normally this species appears in early May and has continuous broods till fall.This sighting is my latest ever( 70 years) for such a common butterfly !!!

Jul 11 2013

Jim Otto

Location: Clark County Forest along Gorman Ave. and Rouse Rd.
Clark County

I was surprised to see no Whites, Yellows, or Monarchs during this a.m. visit. I saw a big robber fly snatch a moth out of mid-air. It was also neat to see a Gray Treefrog.

Gray Treefrog

Gray Treefrog

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

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

Jul 11 2013

Jim Otto

Location: Meadow Valley State Wildlife Area along Buckley Ave.
Monroe County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jul 11 2013

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton
Dane County

Jul 11 2013

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

What a difference two days makes. Road puddles were dried up, temps started at around 74 but climbed into mid 80s resulting in rapid movements and not a lot of nectaring. Well except the hairstreaks who were plugged into the various milkweeds in bloom. Winds were not excessive for most of the day, but did get very gusty between 3 -5pm.

Proctacanthus

Proctacanthus

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Jul 11 2013

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bayfield County Coastal bogs: Port Wing SNA west unit, Bark Bay SNA, and one other
Bayfield County

2:25 to 3:57 pm, 76-83 degrees F, 90% sunshine, wind 0-6 mph. Brown Elfin sighting probably makes our latest date ever, and Jutta Arctic ties our latest date set today in Douglas County. We found 87 Bog Fritillaries on these three bogs July 6. This is late for Juvenal's Duskywing but we found 6-8 of them in inland Bayfield Co. today.

Jul 12 2013

Randal R.

Location: De Pere backyard with native plant garden
Brown County

1st Monarch sighted this year

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 12 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Back roads of southern Outagamie Co.
Outagamie County

Depot Road, Cedar Road and Winchester Road. Those Mulberry Wings yesterday were very close to Outagamie County so I thought I would try to get them for that county, but no dice. Failed at securing an Aphrodite Fritillary photo also. 9:45 to 11:45. No True Brushfoots today.

Monarch

Monarch

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 12 2013

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: International Crane Foundation, Baraboo
Sauk County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 12 2013

Peter Fissel

Location: Korth Park
Jefferson County

First visit to this gem of a county park on Rock Lake - stunning prairie restoration, with C. Wood Nymphs all over in the grasses and Cabbage Whites everywhere up on the wooded hill

Jul 12 2013

Peter Fissel

Location: Lake Mills SWA - Zeloski Marsh Unit
Jefferson County

Stunned not to see any skippers - not even a Least or Delaware

Jul 12 2013

Peter Fissel

Location: Potholes and Prairie Wildlife Area
Dane County

Much more accessible than the nearby Goose Lake SWA - can be very good for butterflies at times. Coral Hairstreak was on white clover.

Jul 12 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Buboltz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

7:40 to 9:50. Lots of butterflies but few species. Too early I guess. Found a crayfish out of its hole.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Crayfish

Crayfish

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 12 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Hogback Prairies SNA
Crawford County

There was about a dozen other Great Spangled or Aphrodite Fritillaries there that never landed. Almost all the Regals were females laying eggs. I only saw one Regal nectaring.
11:30-2:00

Jul 12 2013

Kyle Johnson

Location: Eagle Valley Preserve
Grant County

Casual search during day (focus was on moths at night) but if someone really tried he or she could probably count a lot of Byssus Skippers...they have apparently colonized the prairie restoration which is EXTENSIVE. Most of the day was spent outside of their habitat.

Jul 12 2013

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Black Dash

Black Dash

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 12 2013

Pam Campbell

Location: Near my home in Colfax.
Dunn County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 12 2013

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Did a quick count while I was out birding early this morning. That is why the low #'s.

Jul 13 2013

Paul Sparks

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 13 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Looked for Karners and got excited when I finally saw some blue, but it was just an Eastern Tailed-Blue

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Jul 13 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Near Dundee
Fond du Lac County

No swampies.

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

★ = New county photo record

Jul 13 2013

Joey Reichhoff

Location: 29 1/2 Ave
Barron County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Jul 13 2013

SWBA Field Trip to Summerton Bog

Location: Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

85° Cloudy > Sunny. 19 people came up for our 1st field trip to this SNA. Even though our search for butterflies and dragonflies was limited to a few acres(of the 480) in about 2 hours we found 17 species.

Jul 13 2013

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie
Dane County

Enjoyable day, many butterflies. One common wood-nymph spent quite awhile alighting on my friend and me, first on my friend's backpack, then on the front of my shirt, then on the back of my shirt, then on my friend's arm. He seemed in no hurry to leave any of these places, except when we moved ; talk about up close and personal. In addition to the butterflies listed we saw 8-10 skippers but were not able to get a good enough look to identify them.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 13 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Karner Blue Meadow SNA
Waushara County

I didn't see any second generation Karner Blues at Sandhill so I stopped here to see if I might have better results. Nope. 7-7:30

Jul 13 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Stopped on my way home to see if any female Gray Coppers were flying. After about an hour I finally saw one. I wasn't really trying to count, just looking for that photo that I have been trying to get for 4 years. Most of the males I saw were starting to get worn like this one, which isn't surprising if you watch them battling.

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Jul 13 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

★ = New county photo record

Jul 14 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Eagle Ridge Road
Grant County

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jul 14 2013

Jym Mooney

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 14 2013

Alex Harmon

Location: Buckhorn Barrens State Park
Juneau County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 14 2013

Fern Springs

Location: Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
Trempealeau County

11:30 - 3PM, mid 80s, sunny.
There was an unidentifiable fritillary also.

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

★ = New county photo record

Jul 14 2013

Alex Harmon

Location: Sandhill State Wildlife Refuge
Wood County

Also 1 Modest Sphinx Moth and about 1,000+ Deer Flies!

Jul 14 2013

Edgar Spalding

Location: Picnic Point, Madison
Dane County

SWBA field trip called "Pretty Things with Wings" turned up few butterflies, but the northern pearly-eye was a nice surprise.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 14 2013

Aaron Carlson

Location: Dunnville Barrens SNA
Dunn County

11:45 - 1 pm, mostly sunny, 82F. Most sightings seen along the road, only a few in the barrens itself. N Cloudywing appeared to be ovipositing on Tephrosia.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

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

Jul 14 2013

Kyle Johnson

Location: Rocky Run Creek
Columbia County

A male Coral Hairstreak landed on the underside brim of my sweaty hat and tippled for at least 15 minutes or so as I ran around...even a full sprint didn't shake him. But he departed in a hurry once a robber fly landed on my nose!

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 14 2013

Aaron Carlson

Location: Morgan Coulee Prairie SNA
Pierce County

4-5:30 pm, mostly sunny, 82F. Not much to see here, despite a lot of nectar sources (mainly leadplant, coreopsis, & butterflyweed). Observed some unknown caterpillars munching on Asclepias viridiflora.

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Unexpect Cycnia (Cycnia inopinatus)

Unexpect Cycnia (Cycnia inopinatus)

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

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

Jul 14 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Rush Creek SNA
Crawford County

Still, no Ottoes.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 14 2013

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard
Taylor County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Jul 14 2013

Steven Lubahn

Location: Riveredge
Ozaukee County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 14 2013

Kyle Johnson

Location: Goose Lake Wildlife Area
Dane County

Brief survey of good quality wet meadow bordering tamarack/poison sumac rich swamp. Ran out of time to properly explore the latter but worth checking for Mitchell's Satyr as are a number of other spots in southeast WI...you never know!

One female Eyed Brown oviposited on "tussock sedge" or "upright sedge" (Carex stricta).

Jul 14 2013

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

7:43 am to 2:10 pm, 72-90 degrees F, 90% sunshine, wind 0-10 mph. We walked 9 miles in the grasslands while surveying 14 plots with previous Gray Copper records. Found Gray Copper in nearly every plot, but fell short of highest daily count of 145 set in 2011.

Jul 14 2013

Northern Kettle Moraine NABA count

Location: Within 15-mile diameter circle in Northern Kettle Moraine St. Forest
Fond du Lac County

This was the 17th annual N. Kettle Moraine NABA Count. 6 observers found 30 species which is average for the 7 hours of observation. We found 259 individuals which is only about 2/3 of average. Great Spangled Fritillary was a record high (36) but we missed a swallowtail for the first time and missed Delaware Skipper for only the 2nd time.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

★ = New county photo record

Jul 15 2013

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

85° Mostly Cloudy. Only had an hour on my way back from buying a new faucet. Got to meet Alex Harmon.

Jul 15 2013

Alex Harmon

Location: Buena Vista Marsh
Portage County

Jul 15 2013

Mary Backus

Location: Mountain Bay Trail along Norrie Lake Bog
Marathon County

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

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

Jul 15 2013

Alex Harmon

Location: Barneveld prairies
Iowa County

Later in the day, no Regals.

Jul 15 2013

Alex Harmon

Location: Governor Dodge State Park
Iowa County

I also had a Mourning Cloak and Giant Swallowtail chrysalides on the side of the buildings.

Jul 16 2013

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: near Harmony Grove Canals
Columbia County

Sighted just after 6 pm while looking for dragonflies in wet area just off the road, across from the Lake WI Canals in Harmony Grove (near my house). 3 photos of the same individual.

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 16 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Collins and Killsnake
Manitowoc County

7:00 to 10:45. All the Harvesters were at Killsnake at the low spot near the end of Marsh Road. One rode on my finger for nearly five minutes and one rode on my shoe for about 30 yards. I thought the copper was a large American until I looked at the photos.

The Harvester sipping from my shoe is probably dead by now. Trust me.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Harvester

Harvester

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

European Skipper

European Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Jul 16 2013

K. Java

Location: Never's Dam and Spangler's Landings on the St. Croix River
Polk County

Duns were all flitting around the river's edge.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jul 16 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Brillion Marsh
Calumet County

10:15 to 12:15. Lots of heat, humidity, flies and mosquitos. First Orange Sulphur since October 29, 2012.

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 16 2013

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: Wildenberg Sand Prairie
Columbia County

Mostly Sunny, High 80's: The Coral Hairstreak kept circling me, landing on my pant legs and my back. It finally settled down and went to my finger when offered. Great photo opportunity

And FOY Punctured Tiger Beetle.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Jul 17 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Dale Road
Winnebago County

Quick stop to see if the Mulberry Wings were still there. 10:15 to 10:30.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Jul 17 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Outagamie County

WIOUWASH Trail from Black Otter Lake to the first bridge past Spring Road. Also Depot Road, Cedar Road and Winchester Road. Aphro still would not sit for a photo. 7:30 to 10:15.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Black Dash

Black Dash

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

Jul 17 2013

Fern Springs

Location: Hwy 8 Wayside west of Hawkins
Rusk County

10 AM, 82, degrees, sunny, woodland.
First time I'm seen the summer spring azure with wings open. What a beauty.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 17 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Shea Williams Prairies
Iowa County

sootywing and duskywing were on wet soil next to the creek.

Jul 17 2013

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Hot. 83 at 8:30am when I arrived. Wasn't on the meadows long before I thought I had made a mistake. Then I got my first ever Striped Hairstreak. There were spots where dozens of skippers would lift off the flowers as I drove up. No way to accurately count Dion/Broadwing skippers. Only did a bit over 5 miles on the meadows. Lots of stalking to get shots. Deerflies were awful.

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 17 2013

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: Harmony Grove/Lake WI Canals area
Columbia County

Around 5 pm, high 80's, rain earlier, mostly sunny.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Jul 17 2013

SISTER BAY NABA BUTTERFLY COUNT

Location: within 15 mile diameter circle including Penninsula St Pk and Newport St Pk.
Door County

5 observers. This was the 13th annual count. 33 species is about average. (But better than 3 counts in southern WI.) 580 individuals is 2nd highest. New high counts for the 13 years were Baltimore Chk (10), Great Spangled (170), Silver-bordered (6), Acadian Hairstreak (2), Peck's (25), Canadian Tiger (21), Cabbage White (8).

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Promachus bastardii

Promachus bastardii

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 18 2013

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 18 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Upper Chaffee Creek Meadow
Marquette County

95 degrees and humid. There were 6 Cedar Waxwings feeding on insects near the stream for at least an hour.

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 18 2013

Pam Campbell

Location: Near my home in Colfax.
Dunn County

The Viceroy was depositing eggs on poplar.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Viceroy

Viceroy

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 18 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Puchyan Marsh Road
Green Lake County

7:15 to 7:45 am.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 18 2013

Fern Springs

Location: Hwy 53 & CR-F
Washburn County

91 degrees, sunny, ~5PM
Saw one unidentifiable blue also. Lots of dragonflies.

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk

Jul 18 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: White River Marsh
Green Lake County

8:00 to 10:30.

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Black Dash

Black Dash

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 18 2013

Kendell Welch

Location: Alfalfa field on 39
Iowa County

Saw 4 Black Swallowtails flying in an alfalfa field. Some of them were flying around circling each other in the air until they lost altitude and one veered off.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 19 2013

Joey Reichhoff

Location: 19th Ave Comstock
Barron County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

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

Jul 19 2013

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard, meadow and marsh
Marquette County

94° and sunny. Quick trip to meadow & marsh. Painted Lady has been hanging around my garden for the last 2 days.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 19 2013

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Baltimore and Black Dash were on the north side of Co. Rd. O, along the south part of Fish Lake SWA. Mulberry Wing was along Stolte Road through the large sedge meadow. No Karners yet along the north end of Stolte Road.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Black Dash

Black Dash

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 19 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Poygan Marsh
Waushara County

7:45 to 10:45. May have killed a new record number of Deer Flies today but they still got the best of me. Two bites flowed plenty of blood.

Monarch

Monarch

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

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

Jul 19 2013

Fern Springs

Location: Perry Creek Rd
Jackson County

86, sunny, ~noon
Biggest bumblebee I've ever seen. It was at least 4x as big as any of the others.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 19 2013

Pam Campbell

Location: Near my home in Colfax
Dunn County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 20 2013

SWBA Schurch-Thomson Prairie

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

85° and sunny. Coral Hairstreaks & C.W. Nymphs were landing on us. 10+ Participants.

The photos of the hand were taken by Stan Rehm. These are Dan Sonnenberg's hand. Somebody called him the "insect whisperer".

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 20 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Point Beach State Park
Manitowoc County

9:45 to 10:45. Cloudy with a cold wind blowing off the lake. Does it make me look fussy by complaining about the heat all week and then the cold today? After this I went back to Woodland Dunes for an hour.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 20 2013

Pam Campbell

Location: Near my home in Colfax.
Dunn County

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Lady

American Lady

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

Jul 20 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Killsnake Marsh
Manitowoc County

Saw some blue in the sky as I was heading home and I was near here because of the detour so I stopped off for about an hour.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

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

Jul 20 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Woodland Dunes
Manitowoc County

7:30 to 9:30. Partly cloudy and not nearly as hot as it has been. Goodwin Road was a pleasant oasis. More dragonflies and butterflies than deer flies. A ambush bug had a hold of the Appalachian Brown.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

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

Jul 20 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Gotham Jack Pine Barrens SNA
Richland County

I had never seen this behavior out of any robber fly and I have no idea what it was doing with its wings held past 90 degrees straight out to its sides. I followed him for a while and I did not see it do that again.

Update: Alex Harmon pointed out that it was likely a female laying eggs, but since she was looking at me I couldn't see what was happening. Notice you can not see the abdomen at all.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

American Copper

American Copper

Stichopogon trifasciatus

Stichopogon trifasciatus

Stichopogon trifasciatus

Stichopogon trifasciatus

★ = New county photo record

Jul 20 2013

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 20 2013

Rachael Butek

Location: On our property 3mi SW of Colfax
Dunn County

My sister and I were surprised to see an unusual butterfly while berry picking. Then delighted when we looked up this unusual butterfly, and discovered it was a Harvester!

Harvester

Harvester

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

Jul 20 2013

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Jul 20 2013

Randal Rake

Location: De Pere backyard native plant garden
Brown County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 20 2013

Fern Springs

Location: Bauer-Brockway
Jackson County

low 80s, sunny, ~noon

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

★ = New county photo record

Jul 20 2013

Alex Harmon

Location: Outside of Dodgeville
Iowa County

Jul 20 2013

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard
Taylor County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jul 20 2013

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Lower temps made trip more enjoyable. Grass skippers spread out and a constant presence. Coral hairstreak numbers up compared to last 2 years. First Acadians in a while, in two different locations with one very fresh, one kinda beat up. Summer Azures very beat up. First Karner of 2nd flight.

Mulberry Wing and Two-spotted Skipper

Mulberry Wing and Two-spotted Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Delaware and Dion Skippers

Delaware and Dion Skippers

Broad-winged Skipper and Black Dash

Broad-winged Skipper and Black Dash

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Jul 20 2013

Jim Otto & Peter Fissel

Location: Killsnake State Wildlife Area
Calumet County

We were surprised to see so many Gorgone Checkerspots. The Bronze Copper was one of the most tattered specimens that either of us had ever seen, but it was still flying.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Jul 20 2013

Jim Otto & Peter Fissel

Location: Horicon NWR along Dike Rd.
Dodge County

The Skippers were nectaring on Swamp Milkweed flowers.

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

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

Jul 20 2013

Jim Otto & Peter Fissel

Location: Horicon NWR along Ledge Rd.
Dodge County

Jul 21 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Back roads between Fremont and Northport
Waupaca County

Railroad Grade Road, Marsh Road, Colic Slough Road and Larson Road. Had to go cut up a tree by the cabin so I checked for butterflies on the way there. 8:45 to noon. Peeks of sun but very slow except one little patch of milkweed where I had good luck last year too. Two of the Mulberry Wings were very beat up. My son's deer stand had some vultures on it. Is that a bad omen or good?

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Turkey Vultures

Turkey Vultures

Viceroy

Viceroy

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Black Dash

Black Dash

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

Jul 21 2013

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Brockway and Castle Mound which is nearby
Jackson County

85, sunny, 10AM for most
Fritillary stopped by ~4PM.
Northern Pearly-Eye was at Castle Mound ~noon.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 21 2013

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: 1 mile south of Fifield
Price County

Next to my house.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 21 2013

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: York Prairie, Marbleseed Prairie Unit
Green County

12:30-1:45, partly sunny then became mostly cloudy. Nice that the monarchs won first place in my sightings today. The butterflies were flying near the trails where I was walking so I was able to get good looks at them. However, only one butterfly was accommodating enough to sit for a photo, and that one only briefly. Maybe they knew that rain was on the way?

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 21 2013

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 21 2013

Tim Fenske

Location: My yard, City of Middleton
Dane County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 21 2013

G. Peterson

Location: Sand Lake township
Burnett County

There were 7 of these butterflies on wildflowers at the edge of the woods near a swamp on my property.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 21 2013

SWBA Field Trip Shillinglaw Property

Location: John Shillinglaws Prairies
Waushara County

77° and Cloudy. 13 Participants. Prairies looked beautiful. Lots of Karners flying.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 22 2013

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: John Shillinglaws Prairies
Waushara County

Karner Blue Survey Week 1
72-87° Cloudy > Mostly Sunny. Grass was wet most of the day. 10-4:30 PM. Most of the butterflies were within 30 feet of us. We stopped for the Viceroy(Very fresh) and let it crawl up onto my hand.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 22 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Out and about
Winnebago County

8:15 to 10:00. Quit earlier than expected because the clouds came, the butterflies went and so did I. Now the sun is shining bright as I write this.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 22 2013

Pam Campbell

Location: Near my home in Colfax.
Dunn County

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Jul 22 2013

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: 1 mile south of Fifield
Price County

These butterflies were attracted by the milkweed and joe pye weed next to our house. There was one monarch caterpillar on the milkweed. I've only seen a few monarchs this year.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 22 2013

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

This was the dark form female tiger swallowtail in someone's garden.

Jul 22 2013

Mary Backus

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

Biked the 8 mile trip between Ringle and Norrie Lake and saw FOY Gray Comma, Striped Hairstreak, and Mustard White.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Mustard White

Mustard White

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

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

Jul 22 2013

Andy Paulios

Location: Brooklyn Wildlife Area
Dane County

Jul 22 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Dewey Marsh
Portage County

Lots of skippers along roadsides where there was swamp milkweed in bloom, but also around several parking lots where there was lots of Monarda. There were many more Dun Skippers than what I actually counted.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

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

Jul 23 2013

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

It was nice to release today four Monarchs we had raised from eggs. But... we then flipped the leaves of ~200 milkweeds in the garden and found only one egg. That's not good.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 23 2013

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard
Taylor County

I feel like the Dun Skippers are following me around my yard because there are so many! The Bumble bees love my Speedwell plants!

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

Jul 23 2013

Mike Reese

Location: E. Stone Chimney Rd. from Hwy 53 east
Douglas County

Not a lot of species but certainly a lot of butterflies. 3-5 pm. Most of the butterflies were on scat or nectaring on dogbane.

Jul 23 2013

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Things have really changed in the two weeks I've been gone in Florida. The prairie plants are in full bloom and the Milkweed is taller than my head. Finally saw my first Monarch Caterpillar today.

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Jul 23 2013

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Belmont Mound
Lafayette County

Jul 23 2013

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Katie's Garden in Platteville, various spots in SW Grant.
Grant County

Jul 23 2013

Mary Backus

Location: Mountain Bay Trail from Clubhouse Road to Ringle
Marathon County

Found the Banded Hairstreak in my back yard along the Eau Claire River this morning. All other species were seen while walking along the Mountain Bay Trail later in the afternoon.

Striped hai

Striped hai

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Jul 24 2013

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Many fritillaries were flying but few landed for good looks, and the few that did land were either great spangled or meadow. I reported 30+ Great Spangled Fritillaries, but it's possible that some of those were something different. We were pretty sure we didn't see any Regal Fritillaries, however. The Eastern Tailed-blues, Common Wood-Nymphs, and Pearl Crescents were most cooperative, however.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 24 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Karner Blues were all males.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jul 24 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Danbury Wildlife Area
Burnett County

10-12:00. Cloudy and cool with few butterflies flying but by noon it was getting better. The highlight for me was observing a Downy Woodpecker searching for moth caterpillars. I watched it for nearly 5 minutes and later it was at a different tree again searching for moth caterpillars.

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 24 2013

Joey Reichhoff

Location: 29 1/2 Ave Barronett
Barron County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 24 2013

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: Wildenberg Sand Prairie
Columbia County

Late afternoon...sunny.

Jul 24 2013

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie
Marquette County

64-73° Partly Cloudy. Karner Counting. Delaware climbed onto my hand after we were done. It didn't puddle on my hand.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 25 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Fish Lake Wildlife Area
Burnett County

I started along County O and worked my way back to Stolte Rd. when I noticed the rain heading my way, but not before I saw the darkest Great Spangled Fritillary I have ever seen. I was out less than an hour here.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 25 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Pioneer Rd. and County A
Douglas County

With a threat of rain I did a hurried survey between periods of light rain. The dogbane along Pioneer Rd. was good despite the cloudy skies, and County A was good on a couple patches of Common Milkweed. The Canadian Tiger Swallowtail was flying well with only parts of 2 wings.

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 25 2013

Tom Poklen

Location: Reiboldt Creek
Door County

Went out early for the sunrise, stayed for the butterflies. Saw Dion, Buckeye, and several Black Dashes before 8AM. Stiff breezes made photography challenging - sheltered areas with nectar sources were busy.

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

skippers nectaring

skippers nectaring

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Long Dash

Long Dash

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

Jul 25 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Pleasant Praire Rd from W. River Rd north and West River Rd. west a quarter mile.
Burnett County

10-12:00. It was obvious that there were many Dun Skippers. I counted only Dun skippers in the multitude of milkweeds along W. River Rd. until I got to 200 and then I went back and counted all other butterflies.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Jul 25 2013

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Grasslands NW of Clam Lake.
Bayfield County

We checked for early Common Branded Skippers at two openings east of the Snake Trail, but we saw none. 5:10-5:40 pm, 70-79 degrees F, 40% sunshine, wind 0-3 mph.

Jul 25 2013

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: 9 bogs
Bayfield County

4 coastal bogs at Port Wing (SNA west and 1 other), Bark Bay, and Lost Creek; two kettlehole bogs south of Cornucopia - Mt. Valhalla and Pine Lake; and 3 kettlehole bogs near Drummond - Wishbone Lake, Roger Lake, and Crane Lake. 8:23-8:36 am, 11:50 am to 2:24 pm, and 3:09-4:20 pm; 65-82 degrees F, 55% sunshine, wind 0-12 mph. We found Bog Coppers at 8 of the 9 bogs, but 70% of our total count was found at Pine Lake and Wishbone Lake. Port Wing SNA West was the only coastal bog where Bog Coppers were not extremely pre-peak, and it had the only Dorcas Coppers.

Jul 25 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Eight to noon. Windy and a little too cool. Slow. High "mile to butterfly" ratio.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 25 2013

Ann Thering

Location: my garden
Dane County

Finally, a few more species in the garden. Black Swallowtail was laying eggs on fennel, and I spotted a few caterpillars of the same species.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 26 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Namekagon Barrens along Springbrook Trail
Burnett County

Spotty rain held off for about 45 minutes while I checked the butterfly weed for butterflies.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 26 2013

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: Wildenberg Sand Prairie
Columbia County

5:30-6:30 pm, Mostly Cloudly. I've seen a single Dainty Sulphur in the same area three days in a row.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Jul 28 2013

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

68 degrees and mostly cloudy. Was hoping for a Dainty Sulphur. Instead the small white flowers on the 75 yards farm road held the Am. Lady(worn), Painted Lady, Am. Copper and Blk. Swallowtail.
Azures along the marsh. Rest in the meadow.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 28 2013

Stan Rehm

Location: Badger Prairie Park
Dane County

At the risk of sounding alarmist, seeing only three butterflies for about two gazillion nectar sources in full bloom suggests that we are having a Panlepidopteran Colony Collapse presaging the End of LIfe As We Know It. But I could be wrong.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 28 2013

Fern Springs

Location: Bauer Brockway
Jackson County

64, partially sunny, 3:30pm
First time I've had a butterfly sit on my finger. It stayed with me for at least 15 minutes as I walked around.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 28 2013

Dave Conroy

Location: Crystal Lake township
Marquette County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 28 2013

Maria Elena Mau

Location: Galesville
Trempealeau County

Just too pretty not to post.......

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 28 2013

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bear Lake Bog, North Bear Lake Bog, Lyman Lake Bog, and Milchesky Road Bog, and roadsides bordering each
Douglas County

After at least 66 hours without sunshine, at least 20 rain events, and the temperature continuously below 60 degrees here during that time, we still saw Bog Coppers perched high ready to bask when the sun came out in a few hours. Nearly all butterflies we saw were on bogs, not in roadsides. 50-54 degrees F, fog, no sunshine, wind north 0-4 mph.

Jul 28 2013

Fern Springs

Location: Perry Creek Rd
Jackson County

64, overcast, 2-3pm

American Copper

American Copper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

White-faced Meadowhawk

White-faced Meadowhawk

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 29 2013

Tom Poklen

Location: The Ridges Sanctuary, Bailey's Harbor
Door County

Spent quite a bit of time scanning every cinquefoil flower within range of my binoculars and was eventually rewarded with a single Dorcas Copper.

All five possible Satyrs. Another 15-20 in the woods went unidentified.

Jul 29 2013

Kyle Johnson

Location: Riley Lake area
Price County

Part of the WI Ent Soc field trip...this was the only sunny day since we arrived Friday eve the 26th! But the moths were pretty overwhelming with over 150 species including some new state records.

Spent part of one evening trying to find larvae of Freija Fritillary, Frigga Fritillary, and Red-disked Alpine but no luck...yet!

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

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☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 29 2013

Tim Fenske

Location: Rock Island State Park
Door County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 29 2013

Jim Otto

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

I drove from HWY 21 north to the Sprague Pool. The limited stands of Butterfly Weed and Swamp Milkweed were the "butterfly magnets" of the day along my route.

White Admiral

White Admiral

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Jul 29 2013

Chuck Petters

Location: At Home in Weyauwega
Waupaca County

Jul 29 2013

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Barneveled Prairie, Muehllehner tract
Iowa County

Yeah, we saw a regal fritillary! This one nectared for a long time on a thistle, opening and closing its wings, so that we got to see its entire gorgeous body. How lucky. I was so captivated watching it through my binoculars that I didn't even get out my camera. (Now that's something.)

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 29 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Various forest roads between Hyw. 13 north of Glidden to Cty GG
Ashland County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 29 2013

Jim Otto

Location: Meadow Valley State Wildlife Area along Autumn Rd. and the Scott Flowage Dike
Monroe County

American Lady

American Lady

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

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Jul 29 2013

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Late start today, missed most of north side and all of east side. Cold the last couple days affected butterflies. What a difference a week makes! Only counted clouded that I got a side look. First dainty of this year. Missing still - Meadow frit, gorgone and mottled.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Black Dash

Black Dash

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 29 2013

Joey Reichhoff

Location: 19th Ave Comstock
Barron County

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

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☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 29 2013

Ryan Brady

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

Jul 29 2013

Jim Ebner

Location: Kettle Moraine st forest 2 miles n. of Eagle
Waukesha County

Damp gravel delivered three species in about 15 minutes. A pleasure to find more than Cabbage Whites...FINALLY!!!

Jul 30 2013

Ryan Brady, David Bratley, Mike Reese, et al.

Location: NABA count west of Ashland
Bayfield County

9 participants in 3 parties. Overcast all day greatly reduced activity. Only 29 species (35-45 is typical) and # of individuals (873) also low except for a few species. No rare species seen.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 30 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Northern Tier
Winnebago County

1 1/2 hours this afternoon. Watched a Red Admiral lay eggs on nettles.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Viceroy

Viceroy

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Nectaring

Nectaring

Jul 30 2013

Sharon Morgan

Location: My Town of Menasha home
Winnebago County

My first Red Admiral sighting of the year

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 30 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Southern Tier Towns
Outagamie County

1 1/2 hours this afternoon. Peeks of sun only, all afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

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☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 30 2013

Maria Elena Mau

Location: Galesville ~ our home in Skunk Coulee
Trempealeau County

very few but they are finally here......arrived mid to end of July!!

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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Jul 30 2013

Tom Poklen

Location: Toft Point SNA,Bailey's Harbor
Door County

Definitely worth a visit!

Mustard White

Mustard White

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Jul 31 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Town of Vinland
Winnebago County

A couple of back roads and WIOUWASH Trail. 12:30 to 2:30. Clouds with some sun. Three snowberries.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Northern Spreadwing

Northern Spreadwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 31 2013

Alex Harmon

Location: Island in Mississippi River
Crawford County

Also found a Hackberry Emperor caterpillar and caught a Ghost Tiger Beetle! The DNR lists it as being only in the central counties so I was surprised. It was crawling around 11:30 pm on some sand dunes. Not sure if island was technically in WI or IA, but I'm submitting it anyway.

Jul 31 2013

Tim Fenske

Location: Rock Island State Park
Door County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 31 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Ackley Wildlife Area
Langlade County

Quick stop on the way home before the rain.

☆ = New county sighting record