Butterfly sightings for July 2014

Jul 1 2014

Todd A. Jensen

Location: Holland Wildlife Area
Brown County

European Skipper

European Skipper

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

Jul 1 2014

Thomas Young

Location: Waupaca city limits
Waupaca County

As usual the Common Wood-Nymphs stay low but persistence can pay off like this one. I had one land on my hand yesterday but a little close for the 100-400 mm. lens I use.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

★ = New county photo record

Jul 1 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Whitnall Park - Archery Range and Trails
Milwaukee County

A good day running on the trail today.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

European Skipper

European Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jul 1 2014

Joshua Cullum

Location: Gibbs Lake County Park
Rock County

I was mostly birding, but also kept a list of butterflies.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

American Lady

American Lady

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 1 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - my yard
Milwaukee County

A monarch kept flying around the milkweed in my yard. She was uninterested in feeding, spending most of her time landing on leaves. I then realized that perhaps she was going to lay an egg and she did!

Monarch egg

Monarch egg

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 1 2014

Marty Grell

Location: Grell Prairie Bear Valley
Richland County

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Jul 1 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Lake Church, private residence on lake
Ozaukee County

Strong winds off lake Michigan, scattered clouds.
A walk of the property revealed nine different species, and forty-three sitings! Most interesting to me was the melonic female form of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 1 2014

Lois Ballard

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

A cooler day with a nice variety of butterflies. I saw plenty fly-by's that I'm not counting or IDing. Amazingly, this was the first White Admiral I've ever seen!

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

White Admiral

White Admiral

Long Dash

Long Dash

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Jul 1 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 1 2014

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jul 1 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

80° Partly Sunny. Never more than a few steps from the Ranger.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jul 1 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Badger Prairie Park, Verona
Dane County

10:30-11:15 am, lower 70s, windy, partly sunny. A pleasure to see so many common wood-nymphs

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 1 2014

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association

Location: 15 mile diameter circle includes Mud Lake, Audubon properties, Rocky Run, Schoenenberg Marsh, etc.
Columbia County

This is our annual Mud Lake NABA butterfly count. This was the 26th year! The butterflies were very good, a surprise considering the bitter cold winter and the cold spring. The Audubon properties were covered by Mark Martin and Audubon Society counters. The rest of the circle was done by Peter Fissel, Jim Otto and the Leglers. We found 39 species and 1,059 butterflies. That is the 3rd highest number of species in the 26 years of this count.

Jul 1 2014

Marty Grell

Location: Grell Prairie Bear Valley Little Roundtop
Richland County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

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

Jul 1 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren farm, Muscoda
Grant County

Jul 2 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Not much out on this cold, wet, overcast day. Did find a beautiful Haploa Moth (lecontei perhaps?).

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jul 2 2014

Ron Arnold

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

The sun finally came out this afternoon, so I decided to do some pre-NABA count scouting. I was hoping to find Bog Coppers at my best spot for them, and I did. I was very surprised to find a Two-spotted Skipper, this is the first one I've ever seen outside of Sandhill.

Jul 2 2014

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

It was well after 7pm when I observed the hairstreak nectaring on milkweed.

Jul 2 2014

Joshua Cullum

Location: Evansville SWA
Rock County

I was mostly watching birds, but also looking for butterflies, especially keeping an eye out for Regal Fritillaries, as the habitat seems like it could support them. This is the first time I've seen a Coral Hairstreak before, and it was cool to see one.
The weather was cloudy, windy, and, at the end, rainy. Not a very good day for butterflying, and most of the ones I saw were butterflies that I accidentally flushed.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 2 2014

Alon Coppens

Location: 5 miles west of Chippewa Falls in Chippewa River floodplain
Chippewa County

Hairstreaks galore!

Hairstreaks galore!

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

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

Jul 2 2014

Ron Arnold

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

More scouting for tomorrow's NABA count.

Jul 2 2014

Lois Ballard

Location: Northern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest
Fond du Lac County

A cool misty day, with only a few butterflies. Walked the Summit Trail, most other trails were flooded.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 3 2014

Jaye Nelson

Location: Siena Center
Racine County

Sunny, temp about 70, slight breeze. A beautiful day for a walk. Three YGoldfinches, a Twelve-spotted Skimmer dragonfly (It moved so is a bit blurry)

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 3 2014

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Cold start to day. Late entry onto meadows 11:30am. Light winds. Partly cloudy early by 3pm 70% cloudy and activity dropped.

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Jul 3 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Wonderful number of Baltimore Checkerspots. Most of them in a rather small patch of blooming flowers near the road. Also one Tiger Swallowtail sp., and two Blue sp.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

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

Jul 3 2014

Chuck Petters

Location: Emmons Creek Fishery Area
Portage County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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

Jul 3 2014

Jim Otto

Location: Devils Lake State Park along the Ice Age Trail between HWY 113 and South Lake Road.
Sauk County

This segment of the Ice Age Trail is a wonderful place to watch butterflies! The Silvery Checkerspot was extremely worn. The Acadian Hairstreak was a lifer for me.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 3 2014

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 3 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Long Dash

Long Dash

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Long Dash

Long Dash

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 3 2014

D Nussbaum

Location: Northern Tier Towns
Winnebago County

11:30 to 2:45 Mostly sunny changing to cloudy.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 3 2014

Andy Paulios

Location: Fish Hatchery DNR Office
Dane County

Jul 3 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jul 3 2014

Peter Sveiks

Location: Loew Lake - Kettle Moraine
Washington County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jul 3 2014

Pamela Skaar

Location: 2046 Helena Street, Madison
Dane County

about 6:30 PM. Red Admiral was nectaring on basswood flowers.

Jul 3 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Today a strange bright star appeared in the sky and I think it had some astrological influence on butterflies because all of a sudden there were more than I have seen all year. It was too bright to look at, but I got a photo. Besides butterflies there were many White-spotted Sable Moths and a few Ctenucha virginica Moths. Beautiful day!

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

White-spotted Sable

White-spotted Sable

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 3 2014

Randal Rake

Location: De Pere yard native plant garden
Brown County

Swamp Milkweed starting to bloom, how do they know?

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 3 2014

Jim Otto

Location: Schoenberg Marsh Waterfowl Production Area
Columbia County

Eastern Chipmunk

Eastern Chipmunk

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 3 2014

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi - Wildenberg Sand Prairie
Columbia County

American Lady

American Lady

Sulphurs

Sulphurs

American Lady

American Lady

European Skipper

European Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 3 2014

Jim Otto

Location: MacKenzie Center.
Columbia County

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 3 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Brookfield, Private Residence
Waukesha County

PM Sunny with a few clouds, gusty winds. 2.5 acre, six year old native meadow reconstruction. Ten butterfly species, with 33 sightings! The most species I have ever seen at one time on this property.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Question Mark

Question Mark

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 3 2014

Ron Arnold, Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill/Seneca NABA Count
Wood County

This was the 24th year for this count. It was a great day for hairstreaks and Two-spotted Skippers, scoring a hairstreak "slam" with all 6 resident species for the county. Acadian Hairstreak, Great Spangled Fritillary, Northern Crescent, Mourning Cloak, Eyed Brown and Monarch have been seen on each of the 24 counts.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Smooth Greensnake

Smooth Greensnake

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 4 2014

Mary Backus

Location: Hazelhurst back roads
Oneida County

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

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

Jul 4 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA
Dunn County

Lovely day! Warm, breezy and partly cloudy. My first C Buckeye of the season was a very worn one. Also had a few ? Skipper sp. and one Sulphur sp.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

★ = New county photo record

Jul 4 2014

D Nussbaum

Location: Shady Lane
Winnebago County

Perfect day! It would be impossible to order up a more pleasant Independence Day.

10:35 to 2:10. Many unidentified skippers, three bee stings, one tick and one lifer.

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

European Skipper

European Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

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

Jul 4 2014

Southern Wis Butterfly Association

Location: Swamp Lovers property near Cross Plains
Dane County

28 people participated in this SWBA field trip. We found 25 species of butterflies and 12 species of dragonflies.

Jul 4 2014

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Hogback Prairie
Crawford County

Spent most of hike watching Regals. The Checkered White was a recently emerged female.

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Jul 4 2014

Peter Fissel

Location: Baxter's Hollow SNA
Sauk County

I'd never seen so many Compton's Tortoiseshells - Pat Ready and I had multiple individuals land on us, along with Eastern Commas

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Question Mark

Question Mark

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

★ = New county photo record

Jul 4 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

12:41 to 5:44 pm, 77-82 degrees F, 90% sun, wind south 6-12 mph. We walked 6 miles in the grassland.

Jul 4 2014

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

I also saw a Big Poplar Sphinx tonight at my yard light.

Jul 4 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Bauer Brockway Barrens
Jackson County

Sunny, Mild Winds, hot & humid! eleven different species and forty-two sightings over a two hour period, 11aM-1,15 PM

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Long Dash

Long Dash

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

American Lady

American Lady

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Jul 4 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Schurch Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Six regal fritillaries. Hooray!

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 4 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our farms and Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

78° Sunny. A few hours here and there. Hobomok was very faded, but chased off a Banded Hairstreak to lay claim to the tire of the ranger. 23 species sighted at Summerton Bog in the hour and a half there.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Jul 4 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren farm, Muscoda
Grant County

Took a long walk with the dogs, so not as much time for butterflying.

Jul 4 2014

Anna Hipke-Krueger

Location: The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Bayfield County

The Baltimore Checkerspots were very exciting! No pictures, unfortunately.

Jul 5 2014

Pamela Skaar

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

76-74 F. SW wind 7 - 12 mph changing to S wind 15-22. high overcast. Traveled 1.2 mi and observed 13 bird species but only one butterfly.

Jul 5 2014

Dave Gaustad

Location: DeForest WI my yard
Dane County

We have about an acre yard and have several species of milkweed throughout the yard. My neighbors mow any plants which pop up in their yards, so I pull the plants, check for eggs, and raise any I find. We raised about 20 last year however only 2 so far this year. I saw a Monarch yesterday visiting a wild milkweed and laying eggs. The butterfly in my picture we just raised and set free.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch chrysalis

Monarch chrysalis

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 5 2014

D Nussbaum

Location: Wiouwash Trail/ Shady Lane
Winnebago County

12:10 to 1:45. I think the strong winds kept the smaller butterflies hunkered down. Very different from yesterday.

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

European Skipper

European Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 5 2014

Adam Sinkula

Location: Buzz Besandry Wildlife Area
Kewaunee County

mostly along Swamp Rd

European Skipper

European Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jul 5 2014

Joan Rickert

Location: Cara Ln, rural Medford
Taylor County

I was showing my son the host plant for the Purplish Copper when it landed right by my fingers! Made my day!

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

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

Jul 5 2014

Susan R. Mayer

Location: Town of Atlanta
Rusk County

Butterfly is on water hemlock.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Jul 5 2014

Lester Doyle

Location: Rio area: Mud Lake
Columbia County

Late Afternoon: not much activity, few butterflies, one dragonfly.

Jul 5 2014

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: Wildenberg Sand Prairie
Columbia County

Two large patches of Swamp Milkweed, plus several scattered plants have been a butterfly bonanza bringing in lots of hairstreaks, and large patches of Vervain have brought in a lot of Silver-Spotted Skippers.

My biggest surprise, and a first for this location was a uncooperative Little Yellow in during the morning trip, but patience was rewarded with a decent ID photo.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 5 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

What a difference between count day on June 30 and today. On count day we saw no Skippers at all; today they were many. (My camera ran out of juice and I had to take several pictures with a cell-phone so the quality varies.)

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Harvester

Harvester

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jul 5 2014

Judith Huf

Location: my garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

When I got home from Riveredge Nature Center on Saturday, I realized I had not seen a single Monarch there all day. Then I found this one in my own back yard. Monarchs are so scarce this year, that each one is precious.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 5 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Pine Lake County Park
St. Croix County

Strong winds made it a less than ideal day for butterflies and birds, but I still found a few lovelies. The Monarch female was fighting the wind to deposit her eggs. The Yellow-throated Vireo was very unhappy with my choice of parking spots. I must have been very near his/her nest. Also, saw one Tiger Swallowtail sp. and a few Blue sp.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Yellow-throated Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

European Skipper

European Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

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

Jul 5 2014

Douglas Buege

Location: Sterling Barrens
Polk County

9am to noon. First time I've seen a mourning cloak nectaring.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

White Admiral

White Admiral

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Four-spotted Skimmer

Four-spotted Skimmer

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

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

Jul 5 2014

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

The Red Admiral was hanging around my driveway very late in the day.

Jul 5 2014

Douglas Buege

Location: Namekagon Barrens
Burnett County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jul 5 2014

Pamela Skaar

Location: UW Arboretum, Grady Tract, Madison, WI
Dane County

68-76 F. S wind 7 - 12 mph with gusts to 19. Overcast to partly cloudy. Traveled 2.8 mile. 9:27 AM - 11:54 AM.

Jul 5 2014

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association

Location: Madison NABA Butterfly Count
Dane County

This was our annual NABA butterfly count at Madison. Some of the day was overcast. 3 parties. 27 species. Thanks to the 13 counters!
Notice that this classic Hickory has virtually no white on the lower edge of forewing band. Photo by Ginny Nelson.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 5 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Glocke lake
Oconto County

Bradley 7:54-8:27 am, 59-69 degrees F, 20% sunshine, wind south 2-10 mph.

Jul 5 2014

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Germania Marsh Wildlife Area
Marquette County

We saw lots of butterflies at the Germania Marsh on Saturday. The ones I've listed here are ones I was able to capture in photos. My monarch photos didn't turn out very well, but we saw several.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 6 2014

Joshua Mayer

Location: Vosse Coulee Wildlife Area
Trempealeau County

Baltimore Checkerspot on Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 6 2014

Douglas Buege

Location: Crex
Burnett County

Every time I get to Crex, the weather turns windy and cloudy.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 6 2014

Joshua Mayer

Location: Sand Creek Fishery Area
Monroe County

Edwards' Hairstreak feeding on butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

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

Jul 6 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Long Dash

Long Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 6 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Finally saw my first Question Mark of the season! Went searching in the nettle patch and found 2 caterpillars plus several red admiral caterpillars as well. Also saw the 8 spotted forester caterpillars on wild grapes.

Question Mark caterpillar

Question Mark caterpillar

Jul 6 2014

Rick Gabriel

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

While on a Prairie Enthusiasts bumblebee tour.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 6 2014

S. Tatreaux

Location: Thiensville backyard
Ozaukee County

The light breeze kept blowing it off my zinnias, but it kept at it for at least an hour, from about 9 to 10.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 6 2014

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

These were all seen with no sun and rain threatening. The sulphurs were seen about a mile from my place.

Jul 7 2014

TAF Threshold

Location: Threshold property, end of Rolfs ave.
Washington County

Also saw 2 large monarch caterpillars on the common milkweed

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 7 2014

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

75 @ 9:10 Rain Shower at 11:15 but not enough to draw butterflies to mineral. Clouds rolled in approx 2 cutting my normal visit in half.

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 7 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Just a brief walk today.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 7 2014

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Our yard in Sauk City
Sauk County

After three days of butterflying we thought we'd take a break. But today, in the morning, a dark swallowtail came into the yard and headed for our Dutchman's Pipe plant (Aristolachia tomentosa) and started laying eggs! It was a female Pipevine Swallowtail! If they manage to find our one plant there must be many coming into the state. So anyone with Aristolachia should keep an eye on it!

Pipevine Swallowtail eggs

Pipevine Swallowtail eggs

pipe

pipe

Jul 7 2014

Kay Moeller

Location: Town of Sherwood on my driveway
Clark County

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Jul 7 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: 121st and Bluemound
Milwaukee County

Saw monarch fly by while stopped at light.

Jul 7 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Cross Town Trail, West Allis, between Greenfield Park and 108th st.
Milwaukee County

Jul 7 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

There was so much activity this evening! 3 monarchs flying, nectaring, and chasing each other. Barn Swallows swooping with Red Admirals and a Painted Lady chasing each other, the monarchs and the barn swallows. Also the hummingbird visiting the feeder.

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

★ = New county photo record

Jul 7 2014

Douglas Buege

Location: Nat'l Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
Bayfield County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 7 2014

Douglas Buege

Location: Moquah Barrens
Bayfield County

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

American Lady

American Lady

White Admiral

White Admiral

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 7 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Humane Animal Welfare Society walking area West of building
Waukesha County

Jul 7 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

A quick and successful trip to see my first Regal Fritillaries and Gray Coppers of the year. Also saw my FOY Painted Lady laying eggs on Nodding Thistle!

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Jul 8 2014

Peter Thornquist

Location: Good Hope Island, River Hills
Milwaukee County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 8 2014

Mike Reese

Location: White River Marsh
Green Lake County

3-4:30. Lost the sun by 4:00 and rain after I left.

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Jul 8 2014

Alice Anderson

Location: along a path by the woods near St. Croix Falls Wi
Polk County

Of course no camera, just my dumb phone.

Jul 8 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Walk cut very short by thunderstorm with hail!

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Mournng

Mournng

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 8 2014

Douglas Buege

Location: Shrine Road
Marinette County

The search for Northern Blue and Tawny Crescent failed! overcast and a bit breezy. Saw lots of crescents but no black antennae clubs. Almost all butterflies were perched.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

European Skipper

European Skipper

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch

Monarch

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 8 2014

Lester Doyle

Location: Poynette: Mackenzie Environmental Center
Columbia County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 8 2014

S. Tatreaux

Location: Glendale near Milwaukee River
Milwaukee County

Spotted a Mourning Cloak on a flowering tree at my office, which is right in top of the Milwaukee River, on River Woods Dr., at 2 pm. Tomorrow I will have to take my phone on my walk. I have never seen one before as I'm not an avid observer.

Jul 8 2014

Peter Thornquist

Location: Good Hope Island, River Hills
Milwaukee County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 8 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Hamel's Bog and Hugh Iltis Prairie
Marquette County

1:20 - 3:00 pm, 72-76 degrees F, 60% sunshine, wind west 10-20 mph. Just Scott surveying the bog, but landowners (of the bog and prairie) Shelley and David Hamel joined me in some of the searching in the prairie. I greatly appreciate Hamels letting me visit their great habitats. Shelley has seen a Bog Copper here before, so today's findings confirm their persistence but does not establish a new site record. The Bog Coppers were on the bog, but everything else was in prairie/barrens. It is unusual to find Leadplant Moth within 1/4 mile of a Bog Copper! In much searching Ann and I had only seen about 15 Leadplant Moths in the previous 5 years, so this is a significant sighting.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 8 2014

Alice Anderson

Location: back yard garden near St. Croix Falls, WI
Polk County

There were 9 hairstreaks on the milkweed just about 7 pm last night.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 8 2014

TAF Threshold

Location: Threshold property, Rolfs Avenue, West Bend
Washington County

Saw the Red Admiral again, nectaring on catnip. The monarchs were in the common milkweed patch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 8 2014

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 9 2014

Trempealeau NABA Butterfly Count

Location: Perrot State Park, Trempealeau NWR, Tamarak Creek SNA, etc.
Trempealeau County

This was the 25th annual NABA Butterfly Count. We had 9 observers in 2 parties. We found 44 species which is in the upper quartile for this census. Highlights were Gray Copper, 39 Hickory Hairstreaks, Striped Hairstreak, Little Glassywing, Silvery Checkerspot, and Dion Skipper.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

★ = New county photo record

Jul 9 2014

Douglas Buege

Location: Peshtigo Brook State Wildlife Area, along Logan Road, 3-4 miles east of US HWY 32,
Oconto County

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry

Mulberry

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Long Dash

Long Dash

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

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

Jul 9 2014

Cathy Mauer

Location: Town of Medford - Home
Taylor County

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

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

Jul 9 2014

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: Wildenberg Sand Prairie Area
Columbia County

No Hairstreaks at the Sand Prairie today after several days of really nice numbers and photos.

The Mulberry Wing was found at a Lake WI Public Boat Ramp on the end of one the the Harmony Canals just a few blocks from the Sand Prairie,.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 9 2014

Judith Huf

Location: "No Joshing Trail" (formerly: WE Grasslands), St. Francis
Milwaukee County

Lots of Sulphurs of both types on this sunny, mild day. Fields full of flowers, but strongly dominated by invasive White Clover. Found a lovely clump of Indian Pipe (Monotropa uniflora) in the woods.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Indian Pipe

Indian Pipe

Jul 9 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Banded Hairstreak, Edwards' Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak, Edwards' Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 9 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Smith-Reiner Drumlin Prairie, near Cambridge
Dane County

Sunny and mid-70s. A perfect day. Monarchs everywhere. In addition to butterflies, saw many different dragonflies, including twelve-spotted skimmer and Halloween pennant. The highlight of the day was a new butterfly for me: a variegated fritillary. This individual was very worn, but its markings were still quite distinctive.

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jul 9 2014

Tim Fenske

Location: Pleasant Valley conservancy
Dane County

Also saw another 15 unid. fritillaries.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Jul 9 2014

Tim Fenske

Location: Spring Green TNC property
Sauk County

Also saw at least 4 unid. hairstreaks, an unid. fritillary, many unid. robber flies (as well as a Efferia albibarbis), and a Big Sand Tiger Beetle.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

velvet ant sp.

velvet ant sp.

★ = New county photo record

Jul 9 2014

Jim Otto

Location: Spring Green Prairie Preserve north of Pearl Rd.
Sauk County

The American Coppers were very numerous along the main north-south trail. I finally saw my first Painted Lady butterfly of the year. I also saw some other grass skippers that I was unable to identify.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

American Lady

American Lady

American Copper

American Copper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 9 2014

Jim Otto

Location: Cruson Slough, Lower Wisconsin Riverway SE of Gotham, WI
Richland County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

Jul 9 2014

Alice Anderson

Location: my back yard garden near St. Croix Falls, WI
Polk County

They are loving the milkweed!

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jul 9 2014

D Nussbaum

Location: Mansur's Reef, Lake Winnebago
Winnebago County

A Monarch took a look at the boat and then continued eastward.

Jul 9 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Muir Park
Marquette County

82° Partly Sunny > Cloudy & rain. 3-4:30 PM
Quick scouting trip around the lake. One dark brown non-IDed Skipper also.

Jul 9 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie
Marquette County

71° Sunny. Got word this morning that Bog Coppers were observed yesterday by Scott Swengel. Shelley Hamel had seen them in the past in the bog. Only there 45 minutes.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

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

Jul 10 2014

Jim Otto

Location: Meadow Valley SWA along Autumn Road and at Scott Flowage.
Monroe County

This was a brief afternoon visit. I wanted to share the photo of the Aphrodite Fritillary with the reddish underwings ("midwestern" form(?), per "Butterflies of the North Woods").

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 10 2014

Mary Backus

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 10 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie
Marquette County

Warm and Sunny. Setting up Transect poles with Shelley. We have never seen an Azure on the prairie before. "If you don't think we have enough Common Wood Nymphs we will make more while you wait."

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Jul 10 2014

Ginny Nelson

Location: International Crane Foundation
Sauk County

We were only able to go on the paved paths. There were hairstreaks on almost every butterflyweed clump, but many were too far from the path to identify.

Jul 10 2014

Joel Flory

Location: USFS Rd 2107, 1 mi. S of FR2308
Oconto County

Not a complete sighting list.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Mustard White

Mustard White

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

Jul 10 2014

Thomas Young

Location: Waupaca city limits
Waupaca County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 10 2014

Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Clouded up right as I arrived, then sun came out after 45 min. or so.

Jul 10 2014

TAF Threshold

Location: Threshold property,West Bend
Washington County

Also saw 2 large monarch caterpillars

Jul 10 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Center
Chippewa County

4:30 - 5:30, 82, sunny, breezy

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

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

Jul 10 2014

Fern Springs

Location: County M west of Hwy 53
Chippewa County

82, sunny, breezy, 4:00

Monarch

Monarch

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jul 10 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 10 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

High 70's, sunny, 11:30 - 2:30. Stopped by on my way home from the airport, hoping to see some Baltimore Checkerspots. Did get to "see" a couple as they darted by. Cabbage whites were on the road leading into the park. There were a lot of tiny toads, about 1/2 inch in length.

Laphria sacrator

Laphria sacrator

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

American Toad

American Toad

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak, Banded Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak, Banded Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Monarchs

Monarchs

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Meadowhawk sp,

Meadowhawk sp,

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 10 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Question Mark

Question Mark

Black Dash

Black Dash

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Long Dash

Long Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Black Dash

Black Dash

Jul 10 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

8:26 am to 4:52 pm, 68-84 degrees F, 70% sun, wind southeast 10 mph. We walked 11 miles in the grassland.

Jul 10 2014

Jim Otto

Location: Clark County Forest along Gorman Ave. north of HWY 95, SW Clark County
Clark County

I found a nice variety of butterflies, but not great numbers.

Monarch

Monarch

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

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

Jul 10 2014

Marcie O'Connor, Karen Oberhauser, Emilie Snell-Rood, Mike Reese

Location: Gilmanton NABA Count
Buffalo County

Jul 10 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow & Marsh
Marquette County

Before noon. Spraying weeds on trails and then taking Doreen for a ride.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 10 2014

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: Wildenberg Sand Prairie
Columbia County

Late afternoon: Surprise and disappointing find was an "EMERALD ASH BORER" on a Scrub Oak along a semi-wooded section. A call has been made to report it.

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 10 2014

Mary Backus

Location: Mountain Bay Trail west of Norrie Lake
Marathon County

Dun Skipper, Dion Skipper

Dun Skipper, Dion Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 10 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Railroad between Whitefish Bay and Fox Point
Milwaukee County

This area has some very wet areas and some good wildflowers. My first Buckeye of the year.
Only one skipper today. I got one rather poor photo.

Jul 11 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Kettle Moraine: Scoppernong Prairie
Waukesha County

Friday afternoon, very cloudy, scattered showers roll through periodically, humid & muggy. Sixty-one sigtings, twelve species recorded! 3 PM - 5:30 PM.
One day moth!

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Long Dash

Long Dash

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

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

Jul 11 2014

Adam Sinkula

Location: Buzz Besandry Wildlife Area
Kewaunee County

Swamp Rd.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Question Mark

Question Mark

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

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

Jul 11 2014

Rick Gabriel

Location: UW Madison Arboretum
Dane County

Savanna area

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 11 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 11 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Finally! Monarchs! Even watched as one female laid an egg. The other high point of the morning was seeing a Great Spangled Fritillary feeding on the eyeball of a dead fish on the beach. I call the photo, "Beauty and the Beast".

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

False Crocus Geometer

False Crocus Geometer

Monarch egg

Monarch egg

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 11 2014

S Tatreaux

Location: Glendale near Milwaukee River
Milwaukee County

Saw a red admiral on the office grounds (Port Wash Rd and River Woods Pky) at 9 a.m. No chance to take a pic - it flew off too fast.

Jul 11 2014

Katy

Location: Residence north of Baileys Harbor
Door County

Flew through our field and landed on our cedar tree before flying off.

Jul 11 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Page Creek SNA scouting trip
Marquette County

78° Cloudy except last half hour. 2:45-5:30 PM
A few skippers not IDed. Many Hairstreaks not IDed.

Jul 11 2014

Pamela Skaar

Location: Nine Springs trails south of old MMSD ponds, Madison
Dane County

76-68 F. partly cloudy. 6:30 - 8:22 PM. I was walking with a friend who likes to hike but is not interested in identifying exactly what she sees. We did see quite a few mammals - deer, rabbits, groundhog and I managed to ID 16 bird species.

Jul 11 2014

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Question Mark

Question Mark

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 12 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: 2 Kettlehole bogs south of Cornucopia near County C and Forest Road 236
Bayfield County

5:20 to 6:34 pm, 67-71 degrees F, 10% sunshine, no wind. We only spent 27 and 3/4 minutes on the bogs. The rest was walking and driving in between. One bog averaged 3000 Bog Coppers/hr to break its own record of 1340/hr, the previous high we have seen anywhere. The other bog averaged 1000 Bog Coppers/hr, making it the 4th highest we've seen.

Jul 12 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Warm, mostly cloudy, humid morning. Saw my FOY Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 12 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Mosquitoe Hill Nature Center
Outagamie County

100% cloud cover a misty, foggy morning brings a humid afternoon! Several attempts to drizzle, unsuccessfully! Fifty-nine sightings, including twelve different species.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

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

Jul 12 2014

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Estimate 77@ 11am with very high humidity. Very cloudy until 5:30 pm. Stopped for 2 hours between 3-5pm as misting/rain. Did not survey 1/2 of normal visit. Better weather and I would have over 30 sp.
Probable Delaware. Possible Checkered White.

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jul 12 2014

SWBA Page Creek & Muir Park Filed Trip

Location: Page Creek and Muir Park SNAs
Marquette County

75° 100% Cloud cover, humid, sprinkles in the afternoon. 16 people. 24 species of butterflies. Some lifers for many of the participants. Dion was in an upper meadow 100+ yards away from the marsh/bog. The day before it was 150+ yards farther away up the slope from the marsh. I am hoping others will add their picts of the Striped Hairstreak and Mulberry Wing. We only covered about half the area I did on the 11th.

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

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

Jul 12 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Eight Bogs near Amnicon Lake and Moose Junction
Douglas County

11:26 am to 3:04 pm, 65-76 degrees F, 80% sunshine, wind north 3-10 mph. This is probably our highest Dorcas Copper count in a day, probably edging our previous established on most of these same bogs by 10%. Today 95% of the Dorcas were on the bogs and 5% in ditches, while in our highest previous counts 75+% of the Dorcas Coppers were in ditches and <25% on the bogs. Probably every site had our highest ever Dorcas count on the bog (excluding ditches), out of >25 tries at most of these bogs in Dorcas flight.

Jul 12 2014

Pamela Skaar

Location: Page Creek SNA
Marquette County

1.3 miles. overcast, 76 - 78 F. 9:41 - 12:30. 16 on NABA field trip.

Jul 12 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Four coastal bogs near Port Wing, Herbster, and Cornucopia. v
Bayfield County

2:49 am to 4:39 pm, 57-65 degrees F, 80% sunshine, wind north 3-10 mph. We also surveyed one bog roadside. These bogs are the wettest we've ever seen them. The Port Wing SNA West unit bog had the rare combination of Bog Copper and Dorcas Copper overlapping the same day with a Bog Fritillary and 3 Brown Elfins. This is one day later than our latest previous Brown Elfin sighting, on 11 July 2013 on the same bog as today.

Jul 12 2014

Pamela Skaar

Location: John Muir City Park
Marquette County

13:32 - 15:07, 75 F, 1.8 miles. SWBA field trip with about 7 folks remaining.

Jul 13 2014

Lee and Elizabeth Barker

Location: Downtown Neenah
Winnebago County

In our backyard

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 13 2014

Jim Otto

Location: Schoenberg Marsh Waterfowl Production Area
Columbia County

No skippers seen today. The tiger moth was spectacular!

Virgin Tiger Moth

Virgin Tiger Moth

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 13 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Beautiful, mostly sunny, but breezy day.

White-faced Meadowhawk

White-faced Meadowhawk

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 13 2014

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Jul 13 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Kettle Moraine State Forest
Waukesha County

On the horse riding trail, near Pasque Prairie, mixed upland woods & disturbed open areas! Fifty-three sightings and Eleven different butterfly species. Also saw seven Confused Haploa Day Moths. Strong gusty winds, two hour walk from 11Am to 1Pm.

Monarch

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Confused Haploa

Confused Haploa

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

★ = New county photo record

Jul 13 2014

Robert Bruss

Location: Town of Wausau
Marathon County

On gravel parking lot

Mustard White

Mustard White

Jul 13 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

A beautiful day on the prairie! I wanted to photograph everything! I don't think I've ever seen a
Gray Copper. (So glad it posed for me.) And the Black Swallowtail is the first of the year for me.

Coral Hairstreak, Monarch

Coral Hairstreak, Monarch

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Jul 13 2014

Joan Rickert

Location: Corner of Co Line Rd and N Park Rd/east side of road
Taylor County

I was surprised how small the Baltimore Checkerspot was. From a distance it looked like a duskywing. Great find!

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 13 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Long Dash

Long Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 13 2014

Joan Rickert

Location: Upper Steve Creek Flowage
Taylor County

This flowage is in northern Taylor Co. Many white butterflies and some skippers but no positive id.

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

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

Jul 13 2014

Sheila

Location: Buffalo Lake Packwaukee
Marquette County

Spotted this American Lady flying around in the back yard. Didn't know what it was until someone on my Facebook page identified it!

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 13 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: 3 kettlehole bogs near Drummond
Bayfield County

8:20 to 9:52 am, 60-66 degrees F, 100% sunshine, wind variable 3-6 mph. Wishbone Lake had 412 Bog Coppers at a rate of >1000/hr, our 3rd highest rate ever. Roger and Crane Lake bogs, which were flooded this spring, had only 3 and 0 Bog Coppers, a poor showing for them. Our first Dorcas Coppers in about 25 tries during their flight on these bogs--all on Wishbone. These sites are described in Jeff Nekola's fall 1998 article in American Butterflies “Bog-Trotting for Butterflies in Northern Wisconsin”, and also in Ann Swengel's online article on Northwestern Wisconsin Bog butterflying on the SWBA website.

Jul 13 2014

Rick Gabriel

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 13 2014

Douglas Buege

Location: near Dubuque
Grant County

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jul 13 2014

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Brockway
Jackson County

76, sunny 2:00

Jul 13 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, a private garden, and a small prairie, both off E Cheryl Parkway
Dane County

Partly sunny, upper 70s. Just had time for a short walk but managed to see a few butterflies.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 13 2014

Joan Rickert

Location: County Line Rd/north side of road
Price County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 13 2014

Dubuque NABA Butterfly Count

Location: Wisconsin portion of the count circle extending 7 1/2 miles from Dubuque.
Grant County

This annual butterfly count for the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) had 4 counters in the Wisconsin portion of the circle and found 24 species. Highlight includes Juniper Hairstreak, Painted Lady, Little Glassywing, Wild Indigo Duskywing and Little Yellow.
Hairstreak and Little Glassywing photo by Douglas Buege. Other two photos by Karl Legler.

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Russet-tipped Clubtail

Russet-tipped Clubtail

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jul 13 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Clam Lake Bogs
Ashland County

2 Black Creek area bogs and 4 bog roadsides there and north of Clam Lake. 12:46-2:16 pm, 68-75 degrees F, 80% sunshine. Our first Red-spotted Purple in Ashland County--it was in a bog roadside east of County GG near Twin Lake, NNE of the village of Clam Lake. The Roadside Skipper and the Baltimores were in the same place.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 13 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Warm and sunny with nice breeze. Although I was searching for butterflies, I just had to take the photo of the American Redstart when it came right down in front of my face. No rarities today but nice numbers of Monarchs.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

American Redstart

American Redstart

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 14 2014

Robert Bruss

Location: Town of Wausau
Marathon County

On ground in horse paddock

★ = New county photo record

Jul 14 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Edwards' Hairstreaks were bunched up on two butterfly weeds - 7 on one and 6 on the other!

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Jul 14 2014

Rose Tiegs

Location: Buzz Besadny Fishery
Kewaunee County

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

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

Jul 14 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

Mostly sunny, low 70s. Another great butterfly day.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

American Lady

American Lady

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 14 2014

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Our butterfly garden in Sauk City
Sauk County

The Pipevine Swallowtail we reported 8 days ago was still present and continues to lay eggs! She is interested especially in the new shoots that come up out of the ground from the aggressive Dutchman's Pipe plant! We also found 5 Hickory Hairstreaks and we flushed a dragonfly that turned out to be the common but elusive and shadowy Fawn Darner.

Fawn Darner

Fawn Darner

Jul 14 2014

TAF Threshold

Location: West Bend, Threshold property
Washington County

Also found 2 monarch eggs in the common milkweed patch

Jul 15 2014

TAF Threshold

Location: West Bend, Threshold
Washington County

Rather cool, with off and on rain today. Surprised to see a monarch nectaring on the common milkweed.

Jul 16 2014

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jul 16 2014

Kara Janssen

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

sighted in a recently planted garden with species selected to specifically attract butterflies.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 16 2014

Emily Landmann

Location: Town of Clyde, our residence
Iowa County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 16 2014

Don Grasser

Location: WDNR Wisconsin Rapids Service Center, 473 Griffith Ave.
Wood County

Spotted this butterfly on orange milkweed in the Prairie surrounding this office building.

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 16 2014

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: A small clearing in the woods 1 mile south of Fifield
Price County

The four white wing marks, large size, and jagged wing margins are great identifying features.

Jul 16 2014

Northern Kettle Moraine NABA count

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

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 16 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: York Prairie, Marbleseed
Green County

Low 70s, partly sunny. I was glad the sun was out when I spotted the Red-spotted Purples, since it made them shine. Unfortunately they didn't pose for a photo.

Monarch

Monarch

Aphrodite Fritillary, Great Spangled Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary, Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 17 2014

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: Sailor Lake Flowage
Price County

Many bees and a few damselflies were near the water too.

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jul 17 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

I had brought in 2 black swallowtail caterpillars to raise inside. The first one emerged this morning!

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 17 2014

Alex Harmon

Location: Obrich Gardens
Dane County

The Pipevines were one female and two males. A caterpillar was also seen. The comma had drowned in a pond.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar

Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar

Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar

Jul 17 2014

TAF Threshold

Location: West Bend, Threshold, end of Rolfs Ave.
Washington County

We see this male everyday, there must be a female visiting also, since we're finding more eggs on the common milkweed.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 17 2014

Peter Fissel

Location: Horicon NWR - Bud Cook hiking area
Dodge County

Many, many dragonflies out and about in the late afternoon; several dozen Meadowhawk sp., several Pennants, and two Lance-tailed Darners. I was pleased to see several Monarchs flying around the milkweed.

Jul 17 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 17 2014

Peter Sveiks

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 17 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Slough Gundy
Sawyer County

10:00, sunny 60s

Jul 17 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Hwy 8 & County M, near Hawkins
Rusk County

9:45, sunny, 60s
I also saw an unidentifiable blue.

Jul 17 2014

Sister Bay NABA Butterfly Count

Location: 15 mile diameter circle centered near Sister Bay.
Door County

This was the 12th annual Sister Bay NABA butterfly count. Five observers found 36 species, which is the fourth highest of the twelve years. But we only saw 277 individuals, which is just one more than the lowest number of the 12 years! Highlights include an Acadian Hairstreak, White Admiral, high number of Baltimore Checkerspots, 9 skippers, Northern Cloudywing, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (black female), and Mustard White. The Dorcas Copper was not yet flying.

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 17 2014

S Tatreaux

Location: Glendale near Milwaukee River
Milwaukee County

Saw this at work in the "meadow" area we have - lots of lovely plants just allowed to grow without the mowing. Located in Glendale near Milw River, intersect River Woods Pky and Port Wash Rd.

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 17 2014

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: black Earth, flower garden
Dane County

Jul 17 2014

'Nick' Nequette -John B

Location: Mt. Simon Park - Dells Pond-West near Babe ruth Ballpark -
Eau Claire County

Another new visitor to our Milkweed Plants around noon today!!!

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 18 2014

Terry Leasa

Location: HIckory St. Woods in the city
Fond du Lac County

First time out this year really looking for butterflies. Next to nothing there.... Except for an American Snout. :)!

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 18 2014

Mary Backus

Location: Litza Road south of Hwy. 29
Marathon County

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Jul 18 2014

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Late start 78@ 12:30. Overall a poor day for attempting a count. Wildfire haze all day with building clouds. High persistent winds kept butterflies low in grasses. When flying, winds carried butterflies out of viewing range. Frustrating!

Asilus sericeus with prey

Asilus sericeus with prey

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Nectaring!

Nectaring!

Jul 18 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Scott Lake Woods
Forest County

9:30 -12, sunny, 70s

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 18 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Hiles behind gas station
Forest County

4:30, 70s, sunny

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

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

Jul 19 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Jul 19 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Black Dash

Black Dash

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Monarch

Monarch

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 19 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Seven Mile Lake
Florence County

10:30 - 2:30, sunny, 70s

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Long Dash

Long Dash

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

Jul 19 2014

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard.
Dane County

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jul 19 2014

Ryan Brady

Location: My house just west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Highlight of the day was actually this second state record Red-veined Meadowhawk (S. madidum)

Red-veined Meadowhawk

Red-veined Meadowhawk

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Jul 19 2014

Joshua Mayer

Location: Empire Swamp SNA
Douglas County

In an area with many cranberries

Jul 19 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Hogback Prairie SNA
Crawford County

3:20 to 5:18 PM, 77-82 degrees F, 10% sun, wind south 6-10 mph. The Regal Frit count is about our 5th best in 23 years of monitoring this site, although the sky conditions were subpar today for getting a great count. We also found a Leadplant Moth on the west side of the nose.

Jul 19 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Rush Creek Prairie
Crawford County

12:08 to 1:06 PM, 75-80 degrees F, 75% sun, wind south 6-10 mph. The male Ottoe Skipper we found didn't look like it had any wing wear yet.

Jul 19 2014

Pamela Skaar

Location: Aldo Leopold Center, Monona WI
Dane County

64 F, 2.8 miles, partly cloudy, 10:30 - 12:31, 2 people

Jul 19 2014

Douglas Buege

Location: Rush Creek SNA
Crawford County

No Ottoe Skippers! Did they go away already? Variegated Meadowhawk was the highlight of the day.

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Russet-tipped Clubtail

Russet-tipped Clubtail

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Unexpected Cycnia caterpillar

Unexpected Cycnia caterpillar

Variegated Meadowhawk

Variegated Meadowhawk

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Amberwing

Jul 19 2014

Chuck Heikkinen & Delia Unson

Location: Iowa County Farm (Preserve?)
Iowa County

Visited the site along with Jim Otto and Peter Fissel around 2:05 pm for about an hour. Temp ~ 76 F.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 19 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Edgewater Road, Menomonie
Dunn County

An overcast and windy day. Just a few butterflies and some interesting dragon/damselflies. Two or three Monarchs depositing eggs.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Amberwing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 20 2014

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Our butterfly gardens in Sauk City
Sauk County

The female Pipevine Swallowtail was seen again today, the 14th day since we first reported it! It was doing its usual intricate and prolonged inspection of our Dutchman's Pipe (tomentosa).

Jul 20 2014

Pamela Skaar

Location: Sommers and Division, Madison
Dane County

11 AM. incidental while walking.

Jul 20 2014

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Katie's Garden, Platteville
Grant County

Jul 20 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

Warm and sunny. Noon to 2pm. Was delighted to find a Harvester in the wet wood boardwalk area. I only saw my first a couple of weeks ago at Riveredge Nature Center, so this is only my second. What a lovely little creature.

Harvester

Harvester

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

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

Jul 20 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Warm and sunny, 9am to noon.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 20 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren farm, Muscoda.
Grant County

2.5 mi. hike to ridge top and back.

Jul 20 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My Yard in Allenton
Washington County

The Question Mark Caterpillar I found on July 6, emerged yesterday morning and I released it today. The Black Swallowtails were males.

White-faced Meadowhawk

White-faced Meadowhawk

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 20 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: Riverside Park, West Bend
Washington County

Jul 20 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Co Q between Co G & Hwy 17
Oneida County

10:20 - 11:30, overcast, breezy, 72

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 20 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Hwy 17 south of Co Q
Langlade County

11:45, 75, windy, mostly overcast
I only found 1 monarch in a huge patch of blooming milkweed.

Mustard White

Mustard White

Monarch

Monarch

Common Milkweed patch

Common Milkweed patch

Mustard White

Mustard White

★ = New county photo record

Jul 20 2014

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Ipswich SNA, Belmont Park, Hardscrabble SNA
Lafayette County

Jul 20 2014

Tom Poklen

Location: Muralt Bluff Prairie
Green County

Thanks to the Prairie Enthusiasts for their stewardship.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 20 2014

Joan Rickert

Location: Powell Marsh SWA south of Manitowish Waters
Vilas County

Sunny, warm and windy. Also saw a little Blue and some whites and yellow butterflies but they didn't sit long enough for id. At least 6 Monarch caterpillars on the milkweed.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

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

Jul 20 2014

Douglas Buege

Location: Avoca Prairie
Iowa County

The dragonfly on my hand promptly landed on my nose--a first and a difficult angle to photograph.

They've mowed again. Place looks like a parkway. not many butterflies.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 20 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Rib Mountain State Park
Marathon County

3:20 - 4:30, 90, humid, slightly overcast
I also saw a hairstreak and smaller fritillary which I couldn't get close enough to identify.

White-faced Meadowhawk

White-faced Meadowhawk

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Mustard White

Mustard White

Monarch

Monarch

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Blue Vervain

Blue Vervain

Jul 20 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Also, one Tiger Swallowtail sp.

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower

Jul 21 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Warm and sunny. The first butterfly I saw about 8am was a Silver-spotted Skipper sunning itself on the beach. Lots appeared as it warmed up. By 11am, the milkweed meadow was filled with Monarchs. Saw several lovely moths, including a Haploa, a Ctenucha virginica, and a Snowberry Clearwing.

Leconte's Haploa

Leconte's Haploa

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 21 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

5-6:30 pm; Mostly cloudy and windy.

Jul 21 2014

Lois Ballard

Location: Muir SNA
Waushara County

Also saw several Frits and Blues, but they were not cooperative, so I'm not counting them without an ID. This was the first Monarch I've actually gotten a picture of this year!

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 21 2014

Lois Ballard

Location: Observatory Hill
Marquette County

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 21 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 21 2014

TAF Threshold

Location: West Bend, Threshold property at end of Rolfs Ave.
Washington County

Still seeing one monarch nectaring on common milkweed

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 21 2014

Ginny Nelson

Location: Governor Nelson State Park
Dane County

Jul 22 2014

Pam Bowe

Location: My front yard
Chippewa County

8:00am. Hot humid morning, nectaring on coneflowers

Jul 22 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Very humid and warm

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 22 2014

Jolene Cannestra

Location: Germantown, Backyard
Washington County

This Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was enjoying my daisy garden.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 22 2014

Pam Bowe

Location: Wild prairie field rural Colfax
Chippewa County

several of these flitting around wild raspberry and milkweed plants

Jul 22 2014

Amanda Thomas

Location: Governor Dodge State Park Dodgeville, WI at the spring house near Stephens falls
Iowa County

Saw 4 Red-spotted Purples fluttering around the stream and gravel by the spring house. They would come near and almost land on me then fly away.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 23 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Harvester

Harvester

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 23 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Beaver Creek Reserve
Eau Claire County

Sunny, 3:15 - 4:00, 75

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jul 23 2014

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Monarch, Viceroy

Monarch, Viceroy

American Lady

American Lady

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Monarch, Viceroy

Monarch, Viceroy

Jul 23 2014

Kara Janssen

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

These butterflies were observed in a prairie setting near the group campground within the park.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 23 2014

Pam Bowe

Location: Frontyard flower garden
Chippewa County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jul 23 2014

Kay Moeller

Location: Town of Sherwood, Todd Road
Clark County

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Jul 23 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Whitnall Park, Archery Range trails
Milwaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 23 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

80° & Sunny 11 - Noon. Doreen and I brought home another Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillar.
Haven't been to the marsh for a few days. Was surprised at how faded and beat up one of the Purples was.

Jul 23 2014

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Walking Iron
Dane County

Highlights were Giant Swallowtail, Little Yellow, Juniper Hairstreak and Painted Lady.

Jul 23 2014

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Baxter's Hollow
Sauk County

We did not go further than the parking lot.

Jul 23 2014

Mike Reese

Location: George W. Mead Wildlife Area
Marathon County

3-5:00 pm. I was able to sneak up on the young bobcat and take photos from about 10 yards for almost ten minutes. It then surprised me by walking straight towards me and probably would have walked right past me if I hadn't flinched. I didn't see as many butterflies as I thought I should have. Lots of nectar sources but only one skipper on all the swamp milkweed along the dikes.

Bobcat

Bobcat

Bobcat

Bobcat

Bobcat

Bobcat

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

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

Jul 24 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Emmons Creek State Fishery
Portage County

Sunny hot day with some clouds, strong afternoon winds! 2:00 - 4:30 Pm. Twelve butterfly species and eighty seven sightings.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

American Lady

American Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

★ = New county photo record

Jul 24 2014

Jim Otto

Location: Bud Cook Hiking Trails, Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
Dodge County

I was surprised to see how much of the vegetation along the trails and near the parking area is currently hidden beneath a towering canopy of blooming white sweet clover. I also saw a Celery Looper Moth and many dragonflies.

Celery Looper

Celery Looper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 24 2014

Jim Otto

Location: Shaw Marsh State Wildlife Area
Dodge County

I made a brief mid-morning visit. I think that the butterflies were just starting to take wing for the day. This SWA looks like a good area for butterfly watching.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

★ = New county photo record

Jul 24 2014

Cate O'Meara

Location: Garden beside Glacial Drumlin Trail, near Crawfish River
Jefferson County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 24 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Caroline Lake Bog
Iron County

5:16-5:52 pm, 75-80 degrees F, 90% sunshine, wind northwest 0-3 mph. This is not quite a complete list of the butterflies we saw. On July 13 we counted 5 Bog Coppers and 5 Dorcas Coppers here. Today all of the Dorcas Coppers were along the roadside near the bog (2 were on the bog July 13). All 30 Bog Coppers today were well out on the bog. 30 is a high number for our Bog Copper counts here.

Jul 24 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Shillinglaw prairies
Waushara County

80 degrees and mostly sunny. Karner Blue Survey.

Jul 24 2014

Peter Fissel

Location: Schoeneberg's Marsh
Columbia County

Walked out along the paved trail/boardwalk at the FWS portion off Priem Rd. Slightly surprised to only have the one skipper, and that was by the parking lot kiosk.

Jul 24 2014

Alex Harmon

Location: Dodgeville
Iowa County

Had a garage sale today, so lots of time to sit outside and watch butterflies.

Jul 24 2014

Terry Leasa

Location: Hobbs Woods
Fond du Lac County

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

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

Jul 24 2014

Lynn Dagne

Location: City of Waterloo, our hilltop residence
Jefferson County

First saw a beautiful Red-spotted Purple butterfly as it was testing out its new wings in and around our front porch. It took a couple of hours before it was able to sustain flight and leave us saddened by its departure but blessed by the privilege of witnessing such beauty.

Jul 24 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest
Waukesha County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 24 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Bohn Lake SNA
Waushara County

2-3:30 pm

Jul 24 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Two bogs in The Barrens south of Cornucopia near either County Hwy C or Forest Road 236
Bayfield County

7:55-9:05 am 62-70 degrees F, 100% sunshine, no wind. We spent a total of 23.5 minutes surveying the two bogs. We saw 887 Bog Coppers at these bogs on July 12.

Jul 24 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Two bogs near Drummond
Bayfield County

3:10-4:20 pm, 77 degrees F, 80% sunshine, wind north 1-3 mph. 89 of the Bog Coppers were on Wishbone Lake (412 Bog Coppers seen on July 13), and one was at Crane lake (zero seen July 13).

Jul 24 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Four Lake Superior coastal bogs
Bayfield County

12:45-2:13 am, 68-75 degrees F, 50% sunshine, wind north 1-3 mph. We saw 165 Bog Coppers after it became 0% sun. We saw 14 Bog Coppers on these sites early in the flight on July 12.

Jul 24 2014

Thomas J. Hickey

Location: 3233 N. Cramer St. Milwaukee,Wisconsin
Milwaukee County

I put in an official Monarch Butterfly Garden this April in my backyard, offered by Prairie Nursery Inc. Its been so marvelous, watching the bees....butterflies and birds cavorting in the new garden!

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 25 2014

Fern Springs, Armund Bartz, and Dean Edlin - NRS Field Trip

Location: Hogback Prairie SNA
Crawford County

10-2, 70, overcast
Lots of flowers and birds, and some Regal Fritillaries. There were 2 larger unidentified sulphurs.

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

★ = New county photo record

Jul 25 2014

Randy Powers

Location: FR #136 Gates road near Squaw Creek
Price County

Pm Afternoon 3:00 -5:30, 100% cloud cover,even misting at times. Twelve species with thirty-one sightings. Most unusual find this day, the Dorcus Copper nectoring on Spirea late afternoon, 4Pm, near the edge of a bog. Ctenucha day moths "18"

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Virginia Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

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

Jul 25 2014

Marci Hess

Location: Blanchard township, Westmeath Lane
Lafayette County

S/he showed up at the black light that evening. Sorry for the blur on the wing, I was focused on the face.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Jul 25 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Musser Flowage - Woodland Lane Road
Price County

85% cloud cover, the sun must work hard to peek through small openings! Hot & humid, hazy at times. Photographed a Monarch nectaring on the same plant with two caterpillars and a chrysalis. Ctenucha Day Moths "13" Seven species with forty-six sightings

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Virginia Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha

Monarch chrysalis with Scorpion fly

Monarch chrysalis with Scorpion fly

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch

Monarch

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jul 26 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Private property north of Barneveld
Iowa County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Question Mark

Question Mark

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 26 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Trempealeau NWR
Trempealeau County

I went to the Pollinator Festival at the refuge on butterfly/plant and a dragonfly/damselfly walks from 8:30-12:00. Very cloudy weather limited what we saw for both walks.

Jul 26 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Badger Prairie County Park, Verona
Dane County

12:15-1:00pm. Mostly cloudy. Except for Pearl Crescents, no butterflies chose to pose for photos. However, one Monarch managed to sneak into a photo I took of a goldfinch.

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 26 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Trempealeau
Trempealeau County

Although we saw a Giant Swallowtail on the Gilmanton NABA count I didn't get to see it. This was my first Giant Swallowtail of the year! Seen along road near the baseball diamond in town.

Jul 26 2014

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Many bees in the flowerbeds. Along with frogs and spiders.

Gray Treefrog

Gray Treefrog

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

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

Jul 26 2014

Tod Highsmith

Location: Pope Farm Conservancy, Verona
Dane County

Spent a midday hour walking around this lovely prairie area.

Jul 26 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Two bogs and their roadsides near Amnicon Lake, 2 bogs near Moose Junction, and a rodside by a 3rd bog near Amnicon Lake
Douglas County

3:25-5:58 pm, 81-89 degrees F, 98% sunshine, wind southwest 4-6 mph. Our Dorcas Copper count on the two Moose Junction bogs declined from 49 on July 12 to 3 today. Bear Lake and North Bear Lake Bogs combined for 58 Dorcas Coppers and 57 Bog Coppers today, compared to 37 Dorcas and 12 Bog Coppers on July 12. Today most of the coppers were along roadsides near the Bear Lake Bogs, a complete reversal of the pattern on July 12. The Purplish Fritillaries were in the roadside at North Bear Lake along County A.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 26 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Gates FR 136: Riley Rd to Squaw Creek
Price County

Clearing sky for a sunny day, with puffy clouds by afternoon, strong gusty winds! Twenty species from one hundred and one sightings. Once again my lucky day, I photographed another Dorcas but this time on a Shasta daisy, roadside next to a boggy area.

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Mustard White

Mustard White

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Monarch

Monarch

White Admiral

White Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jul 26 2014

Douglas Buege

Location: Riley Lake Area
Price County

On Gates Lake Road, about 20 meters from the Grouse sign there's a patch of milkweed that's swarming with Aphrodites, Duns, and Dions.

Blueberries too.

Mustard White

Mustard White

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Blueberries!

Blueberries!

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 26 2014

Jim Otto & Peter Fissel

Location: Spring Green Prairie Preserve north of Pearl Road
Sauk County

Mostly cloudy, temp approx. 79F, with some wind. the Clouded Sulphurs included white form females. We also saw a hummingbird clearwing moth, an eight-spotted forester moth, and many other smaller moths.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Monarch

Monarch

Eight-spotted Forester

Eight-spotted Forester

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 26 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Question Mark

Question Mark

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 26 2014

Peter Gorman

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

The Duskywing was located on a savannah where (unfortunately!) both White Wild Indigo and Wild Columbine are present.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 26 2014

Chris Smith

Location: Kinnickinnic State Park Beach
Pierce County

Observed two along the forest edge near the swimming beach while looking for tiger beetles (only observed a few Cicindela repanda).

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

★ = New county photo record

Jul 26 2014

Joshua Cullum

Location: 8 miles northwest of Janesville
Rock County

This is the first time I've seen Banded Hairstreaks, and there were a lot of them! Everywhere I went in our yard I saw at least one. I didn't count exactly how many there were, as they were flying around, but there were at least eight individuals.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

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

Jul 26 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Several stops along Brockway Rd. and Wildcat Rd.
Jackson County

Cloudy until about 15 minutes before I had to leave at which time the Karner Blues (all males) started flying.

Jul 26 2014

Jim Otto and Peter Fissel

Location: Walking Iron Park trails
Dane County

This was a great place for watching butterflies. We got good binocular looks at the Little Yellow, but it wouldn't sit still long enough for me to get a photo. We also so one Lady butterfly.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 27 2014

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Town of Vermont and Black Earth
Dane County

Jul 27 2014

Terry Leasa

Location: Kiekhaefer Park in Taycheedah
Fond du Lac County

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 27 2014

Randy Powers

Location: NW of Bradley , Wisc. on Kelly Fr Ln
Oneida County

Walked roadside for about twenty minutes before getting rained out at 2:30 PM.
I tried to avoid rain shower bursts most of the day, but made poor choices for butterfly stops. Rained out from Mondeaux Flowage, Taylor Co. in late morning and rained out from Mosquito Hill Nature Center, Outagamie Co. late afternoon!

Virginia Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

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

Jul 27 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Only about one hour today in the bright sunshine and heat before a big thunderstorm rolled in and put an end to the day's butterflying. Saw only one grass-skipper today. There were hundreds of beautiful red Meadowhawks at the pond. Only one paused for a photo.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 27 2014

TAF Threshold

Location: West Bend, Threshold property, Rolfs Ave.
Washington County

Still seeing monarchs in the common milkweed patch. The White-lined Sphinx caterpillar we found in June emerged from its pupa.

White-lined Sphinx

White-lined Sphinx

White-lined Sphinx pupa

White-lined Sphinx pupa

Jul 27 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Lowest total species here since early June. All five Banded Hairstreaks were badly worn. Very sorry to note that the extensive muddy patches on the trails, which had been attracting a variety of puddling butterflies, have been "repaired" with a thick layer of gravel. Not a butterfly in sight now.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 27 2014

Douglas Buege

Location: Along County Highway A, north of John Schmidt Road
Douglas County

with Anna Hipke-Krueger

Likely the worst day for butterflying in months! Almost 60 degrees F, misting, total cloud cover, and breezy. All butterflies were perched.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Jul 27 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Mostly sunny and breezy with a brief rain shower in the afternoon.

White-faced Meadowhawk

White-faced Meadowhawk

Jul 28 2014

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Backyard in McFarland
Dane County

Cool (70s) July day. We missed the recent rain that some people received. For the past couple of days, this Tawny Emperor has been latched onto oranges on my oriole feeder. At least 6 hours today.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 28 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny, breezy, cool. Nothing unusual.

Jul 28 2014

Rick Gabriel

Location: My yard, near west side, Madison
Dane County

Red spotted purple on Mountain Mint. Hummingbird clearwing photo by my 13 year old son.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Jul 28 2014

Pamela Willis

Location: Springville Twp.
Adams County

Jul 28 2014

Joan Berkopec

Location: Brown County Reforestation Camp
Brown County

The broad-winged skippers were found on a stretch of trail where sedges are being over grown by phragmites. The broken dash was captured by an ambush bug (Phymatinae).

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

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

Jul 28 2014

Daniel Jackson

Location: Genoa Fish Hatchery
Vernon County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 28 2014

Tom Poklen

Location: Hardscrabble Prairie SNA
Lafayette County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 28 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie
Marquette County

74° Partly Sunny. Karner Blue survey & post 5th quarter. Extremely low counts similar to last year.

Jul 28 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Walking Iron County Park, Mazomanie
Dane County

3:00-5:00pm. Low 70s, sunny. My first giant swallowtail of the year. One of the common wood-nymphs spent some time on my pant leg. Many of the pearl crescents and American coppers were quite worn. There was also one extremely worn hairstreak that may have been a banded hairstreak but I couldn't be sure.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 28 2014

Douglas Buege

Location: Shrine Road
Marinette County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 28 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our yard, meadow and marsh
Marquette County

76° Partly Sunny.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jul 28 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Rettenmund Prairie, Black Earth
Dane County

2:00-2:45, low 70s, sunny. Not many butterflies today compared to other visits to Rettenmund Prairie.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 28 2014

Robert Bruss

Location: Town of Wausau
Marathon County

In horse shelter

Jul 28 2014

John Kastl

Location: 2112 Crestview Court, Wauwatosa
Milwaukee County

I had two Monarchs and a Painted Lady in my back yard this afternoon. One confirmed male Monarch.

Jul 28 2014

Douglas Buege

Location: Dunbar Barrens
Marinette County

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Long Dash

Long Dash

puddling

puddling

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jul 28 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Sunny and breezy. The butterflies were busy nectaring

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 28 2014

Douglas Buege

Location: Along CTH C, btwn Athelstane and Silver Cliff
Marinette County

Lots of hairstreaks.

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

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

Jul 28 2014

Douglas Buege

Location: Miscauno Swamp SNA
Marinette County

All butterflies were seen on two-track road outside of the cedar swamp. Comma was the prettiest comma I've ever seen. Assumed it was very fresh. Pleasant surprise when I ID'd it.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Green Comma

Green Comma

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

Jul 28 2014

Bryan Lindbo

Location: Trempealeau County Wildlife Refuge
Trempealeau County

Seen more than a dozen Giant Swallowtails that would not hold still long enough to be photographed along the dike trail in the park.

Jul 28 2014

Renee Harris

Location: city of Milwaukee / my backyard
Milwaukee County

I set out a dish of molasses, brown sugar and rotting cherries and added red flower petals and saw a monarch.

Jul 29 2014

Joan Berkopec

Location: Baird Creek Parkway
Brown County

These butterflies were spotted along a 0.4 mile paved trail located east of Huron Rd and about 0.2 miles north of Indigo Bluff Ct.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

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

Jul 29 2014

Dan Perkins

Location: 335 McKinley Ave, Eau Claire
Eau Claire County

I have a 20' x 20' Prairie Garden in my front yard in the middle of Eau Claire. I had both an American Copper and a Bronze Copper on my plants today.

Jul 29 2014

Don Grasser

Location: WDNR Wisconsin Rapids Service Center, 473 Griffith Ave.
Wood County

While sitting outside, I observed a butterfly on a flowering plant in the Prairie and took a picture with my cell phone. The butterfly appeared tattered and my phone doesn't have the best lens, so it is not a real good photo.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 29 2014

Pamela Willis

Location: Springville. 3 miles east of Rt. 13, 2 miles north of Rt. 82
Adams County

My yard. The Giant Swallowtails and Tiger Swallowtails have been visiting my flower gardens, nectaring on zinnia, cleome and nasturtium. Single Orange Sulfur was hanging around the vegetable garden landing on marigolds. There are many hay fields not far from here. The Snout was sunning on the side of the garden shed. I was watering my gardens and did not have camera with me.

Jul 29 2014

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Camp 1 Road, east of Wabeno
Forest County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

White Admiral

White Admiral

Mustard White

Mustard White

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Long Dash

Long Dash

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Mustard White

Mustard White

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

Jul 29 2014

Nick Anich

Location: North Boundary Road barrens
Bayfield County

Jul 29 2014

Renee Harris

Location: my Backyard
Milwaukee County

Jul 29 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Whitnall Park- Archery Range Trail
Milwaukee County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 29 2014

Jim Otto

Location: Schoenberg Marsh Waterfowl Production Area and the Erstad Prairie
Columbia County

This was a mid-day visit. The Bronze Copper looked very fresh. I also saw one blue which I was unable to identify to species.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 29 2014

Ann Thering

Location: Garden
Dane County

One of swallowtails was the dark form. On Saturday I saw 2 Little Yellows, the first since I saw the female laying eggs last month, probably its offspring as both were fresh--as was today's.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Jul 29 2014

Dale Bonk

Location: UW Arboretum, Curtis Prairie
Dane County

This appears to be a White Peacock, but their range is way down yonder in TX & FL.

[This species is not known for long distance dispersion so I would think that it escaped locally from somewhere. Does anyone know if Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies has White Peacocks?] Mike Reese

White Peacock

White Peacock

Jul 29 2014

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: 9 roadside stops from Cassville area to East Dubuque area.
Grant County

18 species. Best sightings were Little Yellows, Fiery Skipper, and 8 Giant Swallowtails.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 29 2014

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

New one for Marsh Road...Eastern Tailed-Blue. Otherwise a slow day.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 30 2014

Heather and Ashlee

Location: In the front yard of 2210 Lakeshore Dr Kansasville WI
Racine County

It was sitting on our catnip.

Jul 30 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

78° Sunny. The swallowtails have arrived! 3 males & black form Tiger in the garden, 4 Giants(1 in garden) & Black Swallowtail was in garden, too. Rattlesnake Master was one Ann had given us.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 30 2014

Denise Klotzbach

Location: My yard in the Town of Rhine
Sheboygan County

I saw two of these butterflies flying together in my backyard before one landed. I've never seen them here before. The area is very woody and swampy.

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

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☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 30 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Plus 1 lady sp.

Black Dash

Black Dash

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Jul 30 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

9:20 am to 4:52 pm, 68-82 degrees F, 90% sunshine, wind northwest 5-10 mph. We walked 9 miles in the grassland. We saw 2 female and 32 male Regal Fritillaries; this is our highest regal Fritillary Count at Buena this year, which makes this a very low year for Regals there. This is our 3rd highest Gray Copper count this year. The male Purplish Copper was about 600 meters west and 300 meters south of the Griffith Ave./130th Road junction. This was in an area with a series of small flower-field depressions, approximately 100 meters south of the prairie-chicken blind (but possibly a little east or a little west, too--I wasn't paying attention to that at the time) still in the grassland here.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 30 2014

Ryan Brady

Location: Central Bayfield County NABA Count, just west of Ashland, centered on Moquah
Bayfield County

7 participants in 3 parties, 9:15am-4:00pm, perfect weather. Total of 468 individuals of 32 species, both well below average. Highlights were few but included all 5 regularly-occurring hairstreaks (pictured in composite image below) and a dozen Green Commas.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Hairstreaks!

Hairstreaks!

Dion Skipper, Least Skipper

Dion Skipper, Least Skipper

Jul 30 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Wildlife Area
Adams County

5:25-6:10 PM, 69-72 degrees F, 60% sun, wind wet, 2-6 mph. We walked 1 mile in the grassland and drove two miles during this time period. Six Purplish Coppers were in the 40 acre plot immediately southwest of the County W/Archer Road junction. Five of them were in a small area 280-350 meters west and 50-80 meters south of this junction. One was 150 meters west and 50 meters south of this junction. The 7th Purplish Copper was just northwest of the Apache Road/Cty W junction, just northeast of where the culvert emerges west of Cty W. The Red Admiral count is an estimate: about 500 on Apache Road and 100 while we walked or on the other mile of road.

Jul 30 2014

Pamela Willis

Location: Springville Twp., 3 miles east of Rt. 13 and 2 miles north of Rt. 82 My Yard.
Adams County

My flower beds. Midday, little to no wind and sunny. Mid 70's/

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 31 2014

Pamela Willis

Location: Springville Twp.
Adams County

My yard/flower beds About 4 pm, temp: high 70's Light wind.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 31 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Snake Trail Rd.
Bayfield County

Common Branded Skippers were fresh males.

Jul 31 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: My yard
Milwaukee County

Jul 31 2014

Joan Berkopec

Location: L.H. Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve
Brown County

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

Jul 31 2014

Ann Thering

Location: Garden
Dane County

I first saw the very fresh female Sachem yesterday evening while killing Japanese beetles. Glad to see she was still around.

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 31 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Shillinglaw Prairies
Waushara County

74-78 degrees Sunny > Cloudy. Karner Blue Survey. Saw one female Karner laying eggs; the picture is of one that appears to have eggs hanging off it. Sometimes a Karner flies up in your face and over your shoulder so fast all you can do is ask the recorder if he saw where it went. Derrick said it landed on the clipboard. Two very large Sulphurs with no positive/picture ID. I don't normally stop to take pictures.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Karner on clipboard. Count me! Count me!

Karner on clipboard. Count me! Count me!

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jul 31 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve, Mequon, WI 53097
Ozaukee County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 31 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - my yard
Milwaukee County

Jul 31 2014

Randy Powers

Location: N. W. of Bradley on McCord & Kelly Fr Lns
Oneida County

Late afternoon, 4:30 -6:30, Sunny with a few clouds and windy. Eleven different species with thirty-four sightings. The auto focus would not work on Coral Hairstreak, when I went to switch to manual, I lost my photo opportunity for this one! Five Ctenucha day Moths!

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Virginia Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

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

Jul 31 2014

Mike Reese

Location: County A
Douglas County

Purplish Fritillaries were in good condition. The most surprising butterfly was an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail!

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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