Butterfly sightings for August 2014

Aug 1 2014

Gail Tomich

Location: Prairie du Sac home flower garden
Sauk County

Thought I saw a bird fly into the phlox, then discovered it was a butterfly, was lucky enough to snap this nice picture of its markings

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 1 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

The viceroy was very fresh. It was the FOY for me.

Aug 1 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - my yard
Milwaukee County

Wonderful morning surprise to have a red admiral feeding in my yard!

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 1 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 1 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Riley Rd Fr 137 north of Gates Fr 136
Price County

PM 4:15 - 6:30, A haze covers most of the sky, with the sun barely showing through occasionally!
Thirty-one sightings for twelve species. The Bog Copper was right there too close for a telephoto, a sure photo, then my backing up, it to move back in the brush about five feet, still in view the auto focus didn't work, I went to manual and by that time it was gone!

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Virginia Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Viceroy

Viceroy

White Admiral

White Admiral

Aug 1 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm, Muscoda
Grant County

Aug 1 2014

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

Backyard flower garden. The Giant Swallowtail spent 10 minutes flitting from one phlox to the next.

Aug 1 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Gates Fr 136 just West of Fr 139 Sailor Rd
Price County

AM,10:30-12:30pm: After the fog lifted this morning it became a sunny, gusty & windy day. Eleven species of butterflies observed for sixty one sightings! Ctenucha Day Moths "11"

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Harvester

Harvester

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Virginia Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha

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

Aug 2 2014

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Leopold Center
Sauk County

These butterflies were all in the parking lot and in the plantings surrounding the main building.

Aug 2 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Most Hairstreaks and Skippers were worn and difficult to ID.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

White Admiral

White Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Aug 2 2014

Peter Thornquist

Location: Good Hope Island, River Hills
Milwaukee County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 2 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

The Karner blues were fluttering around in groups of 3 or 4 along the gravel road. The friendliest butterfly of the day was a worn viceroy who perched first on my shirt, then on my friend's finger, then on my friend's hat.

American Copper

American Copper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

Aug 2 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow & Marsh
Marquette County

84° Sunny. Had people from Ontario, Canada stop today to take pictures of the "Butterfly Barn". Zinnias were the big draw in the yard/garden.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Harvester

Harvester

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 2 2014

Mark Vitcenda

Location: Verona, backyard prairie garden
Dane County

Aug 2 2014

Rich Kahl

Location: Cox Hollow Lake, Gov. Dodge SP
Iowa County

While kayaking the lake saw several clusters of both Giant and Eastern Tiger Swallowtails on mudflats along the shorelines - probably at least 15-20 of each.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 2 2014

Thomas Young

Location: Waupaca City Limits
Waupaca County

This landed on a vine in my backyard in Waupaca. Beautiful butterfly.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 2 2014

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Residential area - 300 block of S. Tower St, Saukville
Ozaukee County

Sunning on blacktop driveway.

Aug 2 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm, Muscoda
Grant County

Aug 2 2014

Monika Pynaker

Location: Hobart
Brown County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Aug 2 2014

Lester Doyle

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

The Pink-edged Sulfurs were in the parking area of Lupine Loop Trail.
Lots of White Admirals on Boundary road and Bewick's Road.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

White Admiral

White Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 2 2014

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Buffalo Lake near Montello
Marquette County

This Red-Spotted Purple was fluttering around the backyard of our lake property. It landed on my husband's hand and didn't want to leave. He had to carefully lift it off, and it continued to follow him around. He took the picture on his hand, and I captured a later shot in the Black Walnut tree. Also, nearby was an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, and earlier in the day I spotted two or three Monarchs and a Monarch fourth-instar caterpillar, as shown in the photo. Warm day, mid 80s F, humid.

Monarch catepillar

Monarch catepillar

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 2 2014

Todd Koeppen

Location: Bridgeport Boat Launch
Grant County

Tigers and Giants

Tigers and Giants!

Tigers and Giants!

Aug 2 2014

Jim Otto and Peter Fissel

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

The American Copper was very tattered.

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 2 2014

Pamela Willis

Location: Springville Twp.
Adams County

My yard, flower beds. Great day, many swallowtails around all afternoon. I had fun.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 2 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Karner Blue Meadow SNA
Waushara County

6:20-6:50. Sunny. I hadn't stopped here this year so decided to see if there were any Karners flying.

Aug 2 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: Wyalusing State Park, Sand Cave Trail
Crawford County

Hiking in the afternoon, also saw 4 White-striped black moths.

Aug 2 2014

Tim Fenske

Location: Rock Island S.P.
Door County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Northern Water Snake

Northern Water Snake

★ = New county photo record

Aug 2 2014

Randy Powers

Location: South of Fr 131 Price Co on Fr 503 & 132 Sheep Ranch
Price County

Sunny day with mild winds, winds gone by noon.
AM 10:00 - 12:30 pm Sixteen species from seventy-three sightings. One Haploa moth

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Mustard White

Mustard White

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

White Admiral

White Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Aug 2 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - my neighborhood, 92nd - 99th st. by Lincoln Ave.
Milwaukee County

Was a great day to walk the dog - a few butterflies to be seen. I wish I had brought my camera!

Aug 2 2014

Jim Otto and Peter Fissel

Location: Along Apache Road west of CTH W
Adams County

Red Admirals were everywhere along the two mile stretch of road that we visited.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Aug 2 2014

Rhea Behlke

Location: City of Fond du Lac, Crowfoot Avenue
Fond du Lac County

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was enjoying the milkweed in our backyard garden. This was the first sighting at this location.

Aug 3 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

10-1:00. Mostly cloudy and then rain after I made it back to my car!

Aug 3 2014

John Schachtner

Location: 2 miles NW of Cross Plains on Table Bluff Segment of Ice Age Trail
Dane County

Seen on our mid day hike through the Table Bluff Segment of the Ice Age Trail. It was mostly sunny and it appeared to be a good day to be a butterfly.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 3 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Lincoln Co. Hunting Grounds: New Wood & Camp Ave roads
Lincoln County

Sunday: 12:30-2:30 Pm, Hot, Muggy Sunny with a few clouds, little or no wind. Not much butterfly activity here today compared to previous visits this season. Eight species from twenty-one sightings.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Mustard White

Mustard White

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

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

Aug 3 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Rib Mountain State Park
Marathon County

Sunday late afternoon, 4:00-5:00pm, Sunny, Hot & windy. Walked a one mile mountain trail with my nine year old grandson. Three species from four sightings.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Aug 3 2014

Todd Reabe

Location: 4 miles west of Princeton - Town of Mecan, Cty. Hwy. J
Marquette County

Second sighting within the past week.

Aug 3 2014

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Brockway
Jackson County

2:15, 86, sunny

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 3 2014

Jennifer Kiesler

Location: Mt. Pleasant, WI
Racine County

Sighting of Question Mark in my backyard!

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 3 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

8:52-11:03 am and 2:35-3:15 pm. 72-81 degrees F, 32% sunshine, wind west 4-8 mph. We walked 4 miles in the grassland. All of these butterflies except the Giant Swallowtail are from walking surveys. We were trying to find Gray Coppers in more areas for 2014 and found them in all five 40-acre plots tried, including two spots we've never surveyed before. The Giant Swallowtail (at the bridge on Town Line Road 1/2 mile north of Griffith) was probably the first one we've seen here in about 200 visits during the butterfly season.

Aug 3 2014

Daniel Jackson

Location: Hogback Ridge
Crawford County

Great Spangled Fritillary, Regal Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary, Regal Fritillary

Aug 3 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grassland
Adams County

Purplish Copper blowout! 11:31 am to 2:12 pm and 4:01-5:20 pm. 72-81 degrees F, 32% sunshine, wind west 4-8 mph. We walked 4 miles in the grassland and an additional 1.5 miles of roadside walking surveys. All of these butterflies are from walking surveys. We also saw more than 500 Red Admirals on County Hwy W. Today was about trying to learn more about Purplish Copper distribution, focusing on seven of the eight 40 acre (1/4-1/4 mile) tracts (we surveyed one of them July 30) bordering Archer Road west of County Hwy W. We found 217 Purplish Coppers at Archer Road and in all seven 40-acre plots searched there today. The coppers concentrated in scattered patches of the wider-leaved of the two species of Smartweed (Polygonum) we saw. The largest number of coppers (>50 per plot) were seen in the 2nd quarter mile west of County W, on both north (all parts of plot) and south sides (especially immediately southwest of the one quarter mile mark), and in the first quarter west of County W and north of Archer, (especially E, N, and S parts of plot). It is likely that the first quarter west of County W on the south side of Archer is also very good (NW part of plot likely the best area), as we found 6 Purplish Coppers here July 30 under failing end of day weather. All six 1/4 miles of roadside (2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarter miles west of County W, on both south and north sides) we walked along Archer had 3-10 Purplish Coppers, but the 4th quarter west of County W had the fewest coppers. We also saw 15 Purplish Coppers in upland grassland immediately NW of the Apache Road/County W jct. (11 of them were in two Smartweed patches 20-40 meters north of the big ditch and about 100 and 250 meters west of County W, respectively). Two Purplish Coppers were north of Alp Avenue east of 5th, more than 2 miles from the other places.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 3 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA
Dunn County

Also one Hairstreak sp.

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Viceroy

Viceroy

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 3 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm, Muscoda
Grant County

Aug 3 2014

Kim Lawler

Location: Van Buren Rd., Spring Valley
Pierce County

In yard on prairie milkweed and in the meadow

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 3 2014

Roger Yule

Location: Southside Kenosha in our yard
Kenosha County

One with rather badly beaten wings feeding on snowball Hydrangea. Second, perfect , on a purple cone flower.

Aug 3 2014

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park
Winnebago County

Great Ash Sphinx caterpillar.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

White-faced Meadowhawk

White-faced Meadowhawk

Great Ash Sphinx caterpillar

Great Ash Sphinx caterpillar

Aug 4 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest
Waukesha County

Made two stops: Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail (16 Giant Swallowtails!) and Scuppernong Ski Trails.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Viceroy

Viceroy

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 4 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Very humid morning, rain in the afternoon. The Red-spotted purple was spending a lot of time on American bittersweet so I checked the leaves after she left and she had deposited eggs! I didn't know bittersweet was one of their larval food plants. Also saw 2 hummingbird clearwings

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 4 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Fredonia Wis., County Trunk I
Ozaukee County

Private residence bordering the MIlwaukee River North branch, a twenty four year old, half acre native wildflower meadow. Fifty-six sightings with fourteen different species observed. & Two day moths: Clearwing Hawkmoth & False Crocus Geometer

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Hummingbird Clearwiing

Hummingbird Clearwiing

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Crocus Geometer

Crocus Geometer

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Question Mark

Question Mark

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 4 2014

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park
Winnebago County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 4 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Wisconsin State Fair WE Energies Garden, West Allis, WI
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 5 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 5 2014

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: My backyard in McFarland
Dane County

I saw what looked like a large orange butterfly out of the corner of my eye, so I grabbed my camera and went outside, thinking it was a Monarch. It was fluttering so fast on the Swamp Milkweed that I couldn't positively ID it, but after getting closer I thought it was either a Giant Swallowtail or an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Its wings were moving so fast that none of my photos came out particularly well, but they allowed my to study the markings and determine it was a Giant Swallowtail. I'd thought perhaps that was the case because it was the largest butterfly I've ever seen. The reason it looked orange was probably because of the dappled oblique light of my shady backyard.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 5 2014

Douglas Buege

Location: Archer Road, near CTH W and D
Adams County

My camera battery was dead--no pics. Swengels did some awesome counting the day before so I'm just giving a list of species seen. Great butterfly area that I never knew about before.

Aug 5 2014

Thomas Young

Location: Wild Ones, Neenah
Winnebago County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 5 2014

Barbara Federspiel

Location: West Bend, WI
Washington County

I found this Red-spotted Purple butterfly sitting in the sun on our patio door ramp. It stayed there for at least 30 mins., slowly flapping its wings. I was only about 4 feet away from it and zoomed my camera all the way to max. It would start to fly away, but always stayed within a few feet from the last perch.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 5 2014

Alex Harmon

Location: Dodgeville
Iowa County

Cloudy all day, so the only butterfly was a Pearl Crescent that was sitting outside of Culvurs.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 5 2014

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Morning temps in the high sixties must have kept Hairstreak numbers down as yesterday they were plentiful but today I only saw 3. Only one Karner of the 6 I saw was a female.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 6 2014

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Wildcat Mountain State Park and surrounding areas.
Vernon County

At one of the boat landings there was a Black Swallowtail, a black female Eastern Tiger, and 3 Giant Swallowtails, all within an area of about 1,000 square feet.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 6 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Sussex, Wisconsin my yard!
Waukesha County

Late afternoon brings surprises to our home a Giant Swallowtail in the front nectaring on a Purple Coneflower and a Red-spotted Purple in the back yard nectaring on Giant Hyssop

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 6 2014

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Beautiful day for butterflying. Was out on Marsh Road from 10:00 am to 1:20 pm. Total of 19 species of butterflies and one new 1 for Marsh Road...a White Admiral.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

American Copper

American Copper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Viceroy

Viceroy

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 6 2014

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Van Loon Wildlife Area
La Crosse County

We also found a female Elusive Clubtail (dragonfly).

Elusive Clubtail

Elusive Clubtail

Aug 6 2014

Mike Gruenke

Location: Briarton, my backyard.
Shawano County

Tiger Swallowtail feeding around our Purple Coneflowers

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 6 2014

Mike Reese, Ryan Brady

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

7-7:45 pm. Lots of milkweed here. This could be a great place during Monarch migration.

Aug 6 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Town of Sommers: Savanna reconstruction & Virgin Prairie remnant
Kenosha County

Sunny & Windy day, there were sixty sightings documented for a total of twelve species and one False Crocus Geometer! First Buckeyes of the season we have seen in this area and One Giant Swallowtail which eluded us avoiding a photo. One Eastern Tiger Swallowtail melonic of "black" form!

False Crocus Geometer

False Crocus Geometer

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Aug 6 2014

Jim Otto

Location: Schoenberg Marsh WPA and the Erstad Prairie
Columbia County

Most of the Monarchs were seen on the Erstad Prairie. The bright green frog is one of our two species of Gray Tree Frogs, but I'm not sure which one. They can change colors from gray to green and back again. The Ruddy Duck family was seen from the Schoenberg Marsh observation platform north of Priem Road.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Gray Treefrog

Gray Treefrog

Ruddy Duck

Ruddy Duck

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aug 7 2014

Mary Backus

Location: Bearskin Trail near Harshaw
Oneida County

Went looking specifically for FOY Common Branded Skipper where I normally see them every year at this time.

Aug 7 2014

John Davis

Location: my backyard in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

sunny, light wind, and in the 80's

seen the most skippers and swallowtails this year

also seen a Columbine or Wild Inigo Duskywing, cannot tell them apart

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Aug 7 2014

Bob Bruss

Location: Town of Stettin
Marathon County

White Admiral, only one seen at this location on this day

White Admiral

White Admiral

Aug 7 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Menomonee Valley - Three Bridges Park
Milwaukee County

Sunny & Windy day this AM. While inspecting progress being made on controlling invasive species, I happened upon this butterfly that is a great find, as I don't often see them here in Wisconsin a Little "Lisa" Yellow! Wow! and in the city too.

Chickweed Geometer

Chickweed Geometer

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 7 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Grassland openings near Snake Trail and Namakagon Road
Bayfield County

5:31-5:59 pm, 75 to 72 degrees F, 20% sun, no wind. Butterflies were shutting down but we found the target Common Branded Skippers (2 females, 2 males, 9 unknown gender) and what was probably our last Common Ringlet of the year.

Aug 7 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Newburg , Wi: Washington Co Farm Production Section
Washington County

Sunny & Windy afternoon, employees are harvesting production seeds from wildflowers. 101 butterfly sightings for fourteen different species.
Most interesting to me are the presence of Giant Swallowtails & Buckeye butterflies.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Question Mark

Question Mark

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

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

Aug 7 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Edgewater Road, Menomonie
Dunn County

Both Monarchs were females depositing eggs. The blooming Bergamot was especially attractive to the Swallowtails and a Clearwing Moth.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Aug 7 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Havenwoods State Forest, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 7 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

3-6PM, overcast, ~75
Cabbage whites were on the highway.
Sunset was about 1-1/2 hrs north of the park.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

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

Aug 7 2014

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, 5 mi w of Chippewa Falls, Chippewa River floodplain
Chippewa County

Many Giant Swallowtails, all mint, sometimes in loose pairs possibly representing emergence of locally raised generation as prickly ash is common here. They are showing a strong preference for the nectar of swamp milkweed and thistle over boneset, vervain, clematis, etc. No clear preference of one vegetation over another for perching. They are seen in fields, over a pond, and along woodland paths. Flight generally fast and erratic, capable of covering hundreds of yards very quickly.
Monarchs also abundant here (and seen feeding and egg-laying on swamp milkweed) but far outnumbered by the Giant Swallowtails. Occasional Tiger Swallowtails, all Eastern. I did not see any Black Swallowtails today and, as in previous years, they are the least common of the three swallowtails seen here.
Great Spangled Fritillaries still seen in some numbers - mostly with wings worn or even tattered. I have looked for but not seen any other fritillary here this year.
Numbers below are estimated, rather than a formal count. Smaller butterflies also present in numbers but not identified to species level.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 8 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Lower Wisconsin River - Muscoda Unit
Grant County

Band-winged Meadowhawk

Band-winged Meadowhawk

Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower

Poppy Mallow

Poppy Mallow

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 8 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

12-3,sunny, 80s
I saw 13 fritillaries, but could not get close enough to most to ID. The black swallowtail was a first for me and the family of swans was an extra treat.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Trumpeter Swans

Trumpeter Swans

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

Lupine

Lupine

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

White-faced Meadowhawk

White-faced Meadowhawk

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 8 2014

Elizabeth Palmer

Location: Village of Poynette
Columbia County

Sunny. 78 degrees. Light and variable East wind.

Aug 8 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Douglas County Wildlife Area
Douglas County

Five spots searched along Stuckey Lake, Bird Sanctuary, and Bird Roads. 8:37-9:22 am, 72-77 degrees F, 80% sun, wind southeast 2-3 mph. The Leoanard's Skipper was northeast of the jct. of Stuckey Lake Road and County M.

Aug 8 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: 8 bogs and 7 bog roadsides near Amnicon Lake and Moose Junction
Douglas County

Same bogs surveyed July 13 and July 24 or 26. 9:50 am to 2 pm, 77 to 87 degrees F, 90% sun, light wind. Most or all of these bogs had Bog Coppers and Dorcas Coppers on July 13 and July 24/26. Today we found Bog Coppers on 5 of the bogs and Dorcas Coppers on 2 of them, for a minimum 27-day flight of those species on those bogs. We saw 50 Purplish Fritillaries at the bogs along County A; 30 at Bear Lake North (>25 of them along the road, mostly west of road) and 20 at Bear Lake Bog (11 of them well out on the bog). The Striped Hairstreak was at Lyman lake Bog and the Appalachian Brown was in the Moose Junction West bog. It is unusual for us to see no Common Ringlets in these bogs on our early August visits.

Aug 8 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

Scouting trip for the field trip tomorrow. Hopefully with more eyes we will find some other southern immigrants.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 9 2014

Ginny Nelson

Location: Governor Nelson State Park
Dane County

It was a glorious day for a walk through the park!

Aug 9 2014

Adam Sinkula

Location: Town of Carlton, Parents' Farm
Kewaunee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

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

Aug 9 2014

Alex Harmon

Location: Buena Vista
Portage County

Many large robber flies also seen.

Aug 9 2014

Daniel Jackson

Location: Lake Wissota State Park
Chippewa County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 9 2014

Jim Otto

Location: Schoenberg Marsh Waterfowl Production Area
Columbia County

This was a brief early afternoon visit along the paved trail located north of Priem Road.

Aug 9 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Perry Creek & Haugstad Rds
Jackson County

1-2:30, sunny, 86

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 9 2014

Diane Pellowe

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy, Middleton, WI
Dane County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 9 2014

Jim Otto

Location: Madison Audubon Society's Goose Pond Sanctuary
Columbia County

This morning I went on a very interesting and informative Natural Resource Foundation field trip to the Madison Audubon Society's Goose Pond Sanctuary. Resident manager Mark Martin gave us a tour of the various Goose Pond prairies while discussing the prairie restoration activities that were occurring on the sanctuary properties. (Thank you Mark!) The attached butterfly list was made incidental to this field trip. I suspect that I missed other species and individual butterflies.

Aug 9 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

So excited to see a Giant Swallowtail, this is the first one I've ever seen! The picture is poor quality, I was more interested in watching it nectar on the swamp milkweed and wild bergamot. It stayed for about 10 min, maybe I'll see it again tomorrow. Also saw a Hummingbird Clearwing and a Beautiful Pearly Wood-Nymph caterpillar (moth)

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 9 2014

Dave Gaustad

Location: DeForest my backyard
Dane County

This guy or his friends are around just about every day. Also have many Monarchs including 11 eggs I saved yesterday from milkweed sprouts growing into my neighbor's lawn before he mowed them down. Over 20 monarchs raised for the year so far.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 9 2014

Alex Harmon

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Aug 9 2014

SWBA Avoca Field Trip

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway from Avoca to Blue River.
Iowa County

This was the 8th annual Avoca field trip of the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association. We found 156 butterflies of 28 species (about average). Immigrants found included Giant Swallowtail (10), and Little Yellow (17), and Fiery Skipper (1). Five species were found in the highest numbers of the 8 years: Red-spotted Purple (8), Eastern Comma (4), Tawny-edged Skipper (2), Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (8) and Harvester (2).
Mike Reese was able to persuade a Harvester to land on him with a prolonged photographic opportunity! The Harvester was transferred to the finger of an 11-year old boy. We also found Little Wood-Satyr (3) which represents a seldom seen 2nd brood. Finally we saw 6 Common Roadside-Skippers. The main miss was the fewest Red Admirals ever (0)! (In spite of large numbers at some other sites.) Other finds included Blanding's Turtle, a Band-winged Meadowhawk (dragonfly), a Praying Mantis, a large hornet (Cicada Killer), and a Northern Water Snake.

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Chinese Mantis

Chinese Mantis

Harvester

Harvester

Aug 9 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Three grassland openings and 3 roadsides NW of Clam Lake.
Ashland County

10:19-11:18 am, 79-83 degrees F, 85% sunshine, no wind. The Common Branded Skippers (9 females, 10 females, 34 unknown gender) were all found in the same two spots as we saw them on Aug. 7, off the Snake Trail and Namakagon Road, respectively.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 10 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

This was a robber fly trip to look for one of the rarest insects in WI. I haven't seen Promachus fitchii since 2008 and I have only seen it at this site. No one else has reported this species to me. Look for it in grassland areas. I saw 17 P. vertebratus and I did see one P. fitchii. Yeah!

Promachus vertebratus

Promachus vertebratus

Promachus vertebratus

Promachus vertebratus

Promachus fitchii

Promachus fitchii

Promachus fitchii

Promachus fitchii

Aug 10 2014

Jim Ebner

Location: Okauchee
Waukesha County

All sightings in my butterfly garden. Tiger Swallowtail visited geranium (unusual), goldenrod, and petunia. Monarch is one of several dozen reared and released this season.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 10 2014

Adam Sinkula

Location: Green Bay Reforestation Camp
Brown County

muggy day. With Joan Berkopec and Ron Eichhorn

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

★ = New county photo record

Aug 10 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Scuppernong Low Prairie, Hwy 67
Waukesha County

Hot, humid sunny afternoon, 78-86 degrees, strong gusty winds: 2:00 - 6:00 PM. Twenty species observed from two hundred twenty sightings! A great "great" great butterfly day - a hazy cloud cover moves in late afternoon!

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

★ = New county photo record

Aug 10 2014

Adam Sinkula

Location: Sensiba State Wildlife Area
Brown County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 10 2014

K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows SWA - Hilda's Corner Rd
Burnett County

I only hit Hilda's Corner Rd at Upper North Fork Flowage. FOY Leonard's on Blazing Star.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 10 2014

D Nussbaum

Location: Herb and Dolly Smith Park and Arrowhead Park, Neenah
Winnebago County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 10 2014

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Our butterfly garden in Sauk City
Sauk County

This female Juniper Hairstreak turned up in our yard. She is fairly worn but still recognizable.
The 14 Pipevine Swallowtail eggs and caterpillars taken from our Dutchman's Pipe vine are now resting in their respective chrysalises.

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Aug 10 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

The Swallowtails were glorious today, most of them dining on thistle and bergamot. The two Meadow Fritillaries chose a pile of scat.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 10 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

The Giant Swallowtail was back today!

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 10 2014

Aaron Carlson

Location: Otter Creek Oak Barrens SNA
Dunn County

82F, calm. Edwards Hairstreak observed ovipositing on Hill's Oak.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aug 10 2014

Pam Bowe

Location: In my yard in rural Elk Mound
Chippewa County

Was feeding for a very, very long time on pink phlox. Late afternoon.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 10 2014

Patti Buelo

Location: Middleton, Hwy Q and Hwy M
Dane County

Seen on my porch.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 10 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Bauer Brockway Barrens & my yard in Brockway
Jackson County

~11 - 1 PM, 80, sunny
The silver-spotted skipper was in my yard. Others were in the barrens.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aug 10 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: Horicon Marsh, off of Swan Rd.
Dodge County

Muggy and warm, between 2 & 4 pm. Frogs were everywhere!

Aug 11 2014

Denise Klotzbach

Location: My property in the town of Rhine
Sheboygan County

Most of the butterflies were seen in my flower garden enjoying the Butterfly Bush and Coneflowers. The Coma was seen in the brush near the woods. The area is generally very swampy, bordering the Sheboygan County Marsh, the Sheboygan River, and a natural pond.

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Viceroy

Viceroy

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

★ = New county photo record

Aug 11 2014

Jim Ebner

Location: Kettle Morraine St Forest nr Eagle
Waukesha County

Butterflies very scattered, and rather sparse. All species most wary, and seemed to smell the camera from twenty feet away!!! First Buckeye of the season for me.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 11 2014

Susan Mayer

Location: Town of Atlanta
Rusk County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 12 2014

Fern Springs

Location: South of Gordon
Douglas County

Aug 12 2014

TAF Threshold

Location: Threshold in West Bend
Washington County

Cool and partly cloudy day. Was surprised to see a Viceroy out and about!

Aug 12 2014

Joshua Cullum

Location: 8 miles northwest of Janesville
Rock County

The weather is getting cooler. Strong winds from the north all morning and early afternoon, but late afternoon had only a light breeze. Birds are starting to migrate (especially hummingbirds), and there were a lot of butterflies out in the garden and woods.

Aug 13 2014

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

eastern co

eastern co

Mustard White

Mustard White

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Aug 13 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Town of Somers
Kenosha County

Virgin Prairie remnant, private ownership, Wednesday is sunny with scattered clouds, gusty winds, and 64 to 78 degrees: 9:40Am - 4:10Pm. One hundred Ten sightings for sixteen species and two different Clearwing day moths: 1 Snowberry & 5 Hummingbird!

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Aug 13 2014

L. Widmann

Location: Private residence, Stratford, WI
Marathon County

American Snout

American Snout

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

Aug 13 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Lamb's Creek SWA, Menomonie
Dunn County

I was excited to find two Harvesters. Lifer for me. The darker colored one was half the size of the other. Turtle-head is in bloom.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

White Turtlehead

White Turtlehead

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Aug 13 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 13 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Slough Gundy
Sawyer County

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Aug 13 2014

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

And 1,367,478,945 White-faced Meadowhawks ;)

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aug 13 2014

Ed Giamario

Location: 6 mi south of Seymour; wet meadow
Outagamie County

Aug 13 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Lake Park, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

First Fiery Skippers I have seen this year.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 13 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens east of Solon Springs
Douglas County

2:50-3:30 pm, 79-82 degrees F, 0% sun, no wind. The Leonard's Skipper was a male; the Leonard's Skipper we found earlier today in Douglas Co. was a female. We saw at leas 7 unidentified hairstreaks.

Aug 13 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Karner Blue Meadows SNA
Waushara County

8:57-9:45 am, 61-67 degrees F, 100% sunshine, wind north 1-3 mph. We were hoping to find Purplish Coppers because Ann Thering found them here in 2009. Today the Purplish Coppers were all in a sedge meadow bordering the south and SE side of Bonneville Lake. We saw 6 males and 2 unknown gender ones, so maybe there is some time left in the flight here. All 6 Karners were females and in the more shaded slower phenology eastern 1/4 of the site.

Aug 14 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Mazomanie, rural roads
Dane County

Beautiful day. Low 70s and sunny. Highlights of the day: the Hackberry Emperor - only the second I've seen in my life (good looks, but no good photos) ; and the female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. The Giant Swallowtails are always fun to watch too.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 14 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Town of Little Rice
Oneida County

Village Road & Indian, 4:30 Pm - 5:30 Pm. a hazed cloud cover, occasional appearance of the sun. Only two species seen. White Admiral & Great Spangled Fritillary. The fritillaries did not want their pictures taken -

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Aug 14 2014

Peter Thornquist

Location: Good Hope Island, Milwaukee River
Milwaukee County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 14 2014

Pamela Skaar

Location: State Lab of Hygiene, 2601 Agriculture Drive, Madison, 53718
Dane County

3:35 PM incidental while walking into lab

Aug 14 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Rocky Run Oak Savanna
Columbia County

Sunny, calm, and temps in the low 70s.
It has been 3 years since I have been here this time of year. There are fewer nectar sources available this year, especially no thistle in the east field which was a wonderful nectar source in 2011.

Aug 14 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Olbrich Garden
Dane County

4-6PM, sunny 70s

Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 14 2014

Gerry Lee Langer

Location: city lot, south side Eau Claire
Eau Claire County

We have about 600 sq ft of haphazardly planted native flowers in the back yard.

Aug 14 2014

Ryan Brady

Location: Eastern side of Stockton Island
Ashland County

I hiked 6+ miles over 7.5 hours and came up with a grand total of 3 butterfly species, one of which was at the boat dock and the other two in the same interior bog. Pretty amazing!

Aug 14 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest
Waukesha County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 14 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Bahr horse farm. Far NW of County.
Lafayette County

Aug 14 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Edgewater Road, Menomonie
Dunn County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Aug 14 2014

Susan Mayer

Location: Town of Atlanta
Rusk County

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

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

Aug 14 2014

Robert Wardall

Location: Town of Lake Mills
Jefferson County

It was resting on my hummingbird feeder and stayed quite a while, until a hummingbird came along.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Aug 14 2014

Rod Everson

Location: garden by my home in Township of North Bend
Jackson County

All three pictures are of the same blue.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 15 2014

Randy Powers

Location: FR 137 Riley at Sand Barrens & ATV trail
Price County

Sunny & windy, 78 degrees, 12 Noon to 1:30 Pm.
Lots of blueberries fruit ready to eat. Shared a snack with my youngest grand son! Fifty-five sightings and four different species.

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aug 15 2014

Jenny Kovach

Location: Wauwatosa private home 53213
Milwaukee County

Beautiful Black Swallowtail caterpillar in our veggie garden munching our parsley.

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Aug 15 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Snake Trail
Bayfield County

The Butterflies were on Snake Trail Rd. The Standing Cypress(6'+ tall) was on Hwy 77 West of Clam Lake.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Aug 15 2014

Thomas J. Hickey

Location: Rotary Park, Janesville,Wisconsin
Rock County

The Butterfly garden was awesome.....

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 15 2014

Randy Powers

Location: FR 136 Gates up to Riley Rd.
Price County

Sunny & Windy, 72 degrees, 10:30 AM to Noon
Not much butterfly activity at this time.
Twenty-five different sightings for six different species! Most unusual an atypical Viceroy which is missing the HW black post median band!

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

White Admiral

White Admiral

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 15 2014

Fern Springs

Location: County Roads southeast of Roxbury
Dane County

10:30 - 11:30, sunny, 70s

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 15 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Devil's Lake State Park
Sauk County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Aug 15 2014

Gary Masemore

Location: Kettle Moraine State Forest, New Prospect, Haushalter Rd.
Fond du Lac County

North end of road along the horse trail, sunny skies, temp. 76°.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Snake Trail
Bayfield County

78 degrees and mostly sunny. Commas like to play at intersections with the Striped Hairstreak and Common Branded Skippers like to play with the Common Ringlet.

Aug 15 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Mascoutin Rec Trail, west of Rush Lake
Winnebago County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 15 2014

Jim Ebner

Location: Okauchee
Waukesha County

My garden Had not mowed the lawn along the sea wall for three weeks. Least Skipper has colonized this tiny grassy area.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 15 2014

Forrest Crawford

Location: 1 mile west of Warner Park, Madison, WI
Dane County

Butterfly appeared struggling and injured. I transported it using a piece of cardboard to my balcony where I provided it with shade, fruit, and some sugar water.

Aug 15 2014

Nick Anich

Location: Bog off of S. Island Road
Iron County

Aug 15 2014

Mike Gawrysiak

Location: City of Delafield
Waukesha County

first one I can recall seeing

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Whitnall Park - trails by sledding hill
Milwaukee County

When I went over to investigate the milkweed, I was surprised and impressed to find at an orb weaver at least 2" in size. The Giant Swallowtail was a real challenge to capture with photo. He or she moved quickly from flower to flower. I learned this haven for so many insects is going to become a rope climbing course.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Black and Yellow Argiope

Black and Yellow Argiope

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15 2014

Adam Sinkula

Location: Town of Carlton, Parents farm
Kewaunee County

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Aug 16 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

The Giant Swallowtail was nectaring on jewelweed. One of the Monarchs was very faded and depositing eggs on common milkweed. The silver-spotted Skipper is my FOY. T

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Aug 16 2014

Joseph Rott

Location: Portage Wisconsin
Columbia County

The giant has been in my garden all week in the middle of the day.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 16 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Badger Prairie County Park, Verona
Dane County

Badger Prairie Park normally has large patches of liatris. This year, not so much. However, what was there was blooming nicely. I saw my first Peck's Skippers of the year. Many of them were interested in one particular piece of liatris. My challenge was to see how many I could get into one photo. (Answer: 5)

Viceroy

Viceroy

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 16 2014

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Bong Recreation Area
Kenosha County

The Great Spangled Fritillary was seen on the path from the visitors center to Wolf Lake.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 16 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Urban Ecology Center - Miller Valley, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Weekly dragonfly survey.

Aug 16 2014

Jim Ebner

Location: hyw CW 2 mi east Mapleton
Waukesha County

Red clover field in full bloom. 2-2:30 PM

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Aug 17 2014

Dave Weinreis

Location: Personal garden
Winnebago County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 17 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

The male monarch's hind wings seemed deformed, but he's been hanging around a couple days in the same area and even mating. The pearl crescents were mating

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 17 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Sand Barrons: FR 137 Riley Lk
Price County

78 degrees, sunny & calm, little or no winds. 12 Noon to 2:30 PM
The firebreak barrier, path around the perimeter, is bordered by trees, mostly evergreens that block the view of adjacent swamps & bogs. North, East & South. 134 sightings for 11 species

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Viceroy

Viceroy

White Admiral

White Admiral

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Harvester

Harvester

Aug 17 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA
Dunn County

A very worn Dun Skipper and a Columbine/Wild Indigo Duskywing.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Viceroy

Viceroy

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Aug 17 2014

Jim Ebner

Location: Sullivan..North Road.
Jefferson County

Wetland meadow, with Joe Pie weed.

Aug 17 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Brockway Rd. several stops south of Wazee Park
Jackson County

Hoping to see my first Leonard's Skipper of the year, but the only skipper I saw was a Peck's.

Aug 18 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Havenwoods State Forest, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Plus 1 Lady sp.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 18 2014

Ryan Chrouser

Location: Otter Creek - south of EC Gander Mountain
Eau Claire County

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 18 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Lake Park, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 19 2014

Mike Reese, Bob Bergen

Location: Spring Green Preserve SNA
Sauk County

Both the eastern and western units

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 19 2014

Virginia Magda

Location: Lake Geneva
Walworth County

Giant Swallowtail tasting the flowers

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 19 2014

TAF Threshold

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

Aug 19 2014

Adam Sinkula

Location: Marquette Park
Kewaunee County

quick afternoon walk

Aug 19 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Urban Ecology Center - Washington Park, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 20 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Urban Ecology Center, Riverside
Milwaukee County

Mild and party sunny. (Such a relief to be back in Wisconsin after 2 weeks in Florida where the butterflies were nice, but the weather was insufferable.) Good numbers of Monarchs today, including a mating pair and a caterpillar.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Aug 20 2014

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, Chippewa River floodplain
Chippewa County

Giant Swallowtails, so plentiful two weeks ago, now gone (zero seen). A nice sunny afternoon and fritillaries, grass skippers, Cabbage Whites and an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Other notable no-shows: Monarchs and Viceroys.
Also a robber fly (asilidae) laying eggs near an ant nest opening.

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 20 2014

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 20 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Scott Lake Flowage
Monroe County

5:30-6:30 pm. Looking for shorebirds and was surprised to see the Compton Tortoiseshell.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

★ = New county photo record

Aug 20 2014

Scott Swengel and Monique Picon

Location: Barrens in and near Mirror Lake State Park
Sauk County

Three barrens in Mirror Lake S.P. and one several miles to the southwest. Scott Swengel and Monique Picon surveyed Mirror Lake Pine Barren and Scott surveyed all the others by himself. 11:03 am to 1:53 pm, 77-87 degrees F, 60% sunshine, wind north 0-1 mph. Two Least Skippers were on a floating sedge mat on Mirror lake, but everything else was in barrens.

Aug 20 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA
Dunn County

Only the second Amer. Snout I've ever seen. Bonus sightings include a Great Horned Owl and blooming Cardinal Flower.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower

American Snout

American Snout

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 20 2014

Meredith Seidl

Location: Eau Claire WI 54703
Eau Claire County

I saw a Giant Swallowtail butterfly on Wed. August 20, 2014 in mid-afternoon. It was in our back yard, landing on the Monarda (Bee Balm) flowers planted there.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 20 2014

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Stops from Potosi area to Cassville area.
Grant County

We also found a Little Yellow east of Boscobel where, in other years, we had not found any.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Aug 20 2014

Aaron Carlson

Location: Dunnville Barrens SNA
Dunn County

early evening, partly cloudy, 80F, slight breeze. A 1-mile loop through the lower prairie, and about a 1/2 hour in the upper barrens, looking for Leonard's.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 21 2014

Peter Sveiks

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 22 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Bauer Brockway Barrens
Jackson County

12 - 1:30, 81, overcast, very humid.
There were 15 monarchs nectaring in one patch of blazing star. There was a blue that I couldn't get near. My first Leonard's Skippers.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 22 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Cedarburg Bog, Highway 33 access point
Ozaukee County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Aug 22 2014

Stan Rehm

Location: Goose Lake Park near Verona
Dane County

There's never just one Least Skipper.

Aug 22 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Badger Prairie Park, Verona
Dane County

2:00-2:30, sunny, 87 degrees and very humid. I wanted to check on the monarchs at Badger Prairie and was not disappointed. I did manage to see a few other butterflies as well. Very uncomfortable, so I kept my visit short.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 22 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 22 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Emmons Creek State Fishery
Portage County

3:40-4:40Pm: Hot & Humid, ominous dark clouds to the west. Twenty-eight sightings for ten species.
Shortly after four pm heavy rain shower bursts, ends our butterfly quest!

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 22 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Mosquito Hill Nature Center
Outagamie County

1:00 -2:30 Pm, Sunny with a few clouds, eighty two degrees & windy but humid! Twenty-one sightings for six different species. Two White banded black day Moths.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 22 2014

Robert Bruss

Location: 2 miles east of Wausau
Marathon County

Trying to photograph a Monarch in-flight. Occasional sightings of individual Monarchs in this area lately.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 22 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens north of Millston and west of Black River Falls
Jackson County

11:05 am to 2:58 pm, 77-85 degrees F, 5% sunshine, fog and occasional light rain. The highest number of Leonard's Skippers were on two Black River State Forest patches; one was a barrens restoration east of Cemetery Road over a half mile south of Lichtner or Seils Road. The other good spot was the east part of Dike 17 (S, W, and SW of parking lot). The 3 male and 2 female Karner Blues appeared fresh, as if from a partial 3rd brood. We saw 16 Karner Blues and 6 Leonard's Skippers in these sites on Aug. 16.

Aug 22 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens along County Highway X
Wood County

3:35-4:48 pm, 83-89 degrees F, 45% sun, wind west 2-4 mph. The Karner Blue was a fresh male. On August 16 we saw 16 Karner Blues and 3 Leonard's Skippers in these sites.

Aug 22 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Very warm and humid! Still seeing the male monarch with deformed hind wings.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 23 2014

Butterflies at Pheasant Branch

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy, Middleton.
Dane County

SWBA and Madison Audubon walk. Really lousy weather: very hot, 90%+ humidity, fog/haze, heavy overcast, dark skies. Lucky to see this much! But our leader, Dreux Watermolen provided lots of interesting information about the Conservancy and its history, and about butterflies in general. So it turned out to be a very enjoyable hike, in spite of the weather!

Aug 23 2014

Peter Thornquist

Location: Good Hope Island, Milwaukee River
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 23 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Georgetown township SW Price Co
Price County

Skinner Creek Ln/Rd. 95% cloud cover, 78degrees, Hazy, Humid, misty at times. 10:00 Am to 2:00 Pm.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Mustard White

Mustard White

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

White Admiral

White Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 23 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Perry Creek & Haugstad Rds
Jackson County

75, overcast, very humid. It was so humid my glasses and camera were both fogged.

Aug 24 2014

Ron Arnold

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

The tiger was a dark form female.

Aug 24 2014

Pamela Skaar

Location: Picnic Point, Lakeshore Nature Preserve, Madison
Dane County

10:27 - 12:33, 1.9 miles, 70 - 73, SE wind 15 - 10 mph. Ragweed, jewelweed, white snakeroot, goldenrod in bloom. The E. Tiger Swallowtail was a black female on compass plant flower in Biocore prairie.

Aug 24 2014

Pamela Skaar

Location: 2046 Helena Street garden, Madison, 53704
Dane County

Monarch on liatris, Azure on Queen Anne's lace.

Aug 24 2014

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: Wildenberg Sand Prairie
Columbia County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

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

Aug 24 2014

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Our butterfly garden in Sauk City.
Sauk County

We released 7 of the 15 Pipevine Swallowtails that descended from the female that visited us in July. So far all seem to have dispersed.

Aug 24 2014

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Grant Park, South Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

These sightings were from the rain garden in the tennis court parking lot of Grant Park.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 24 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Harding Township County Hunting Grounds
Lincoln County

New Wood road, 4:00pm, cloud cover now almost 100%, winds are stronger than ever, looks like a storm is coming! Seventy-one sightings for Nine different species.

Aug 24 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Tomahawk Township: County Hunting Grounds
Lincoln County

New Wood road, 2:15pm, Sunny with many clouds, gusty winds, 78 degrees. Ninty sightings for Thirteen different species!

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Mustard White

Mustard White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

White Admiral

White Admiral

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

Aug 24 2014

Robert Bruss

Location: 2 miles east of Wausau, in Town of Wausau
Marathon County

6:42 p.m. solo individual

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 24 2014

Aaron Carlson

Location: Coon Fork Barrens SNA
Eau Claire County

cloudy, 70's, skies cleared, warmed into the 80's, breezy throughout. Hiked nearly 2 miles through the oak/pine barrens in the eastern portion of the SNA. One Karner seen in open prairie, the other along the trail through a denser stand of jack pine. Tawny-edged Skipper seen ovipositing on an unknown, early-season grass.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Machimus sadyates?

Machimus sadyates?

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

★ = New county photo record

Aug 24 2014

Peter Fissel

Location: Horicon NWR - Dike Rd.
Dodge County

Aug 25 2014

Dave Hanson

Location: My house, Fall Creek
Eau Claire County

White Admiral

White Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Aug 25 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens in and near Mirror Lake State Park
Sauk County

Just Scott surveying today. Three patches in Mirror Lake S.P. and another site several miles to the southwest. 1:57-4:21 pm, 80-88 degrees F, 50% sunshine, wind west 0-2 mph. 54% of the Leonard's Skippers whose gender I could tell were females, vs. 37% females on August 20.

Aug 25 2014

K. Java

Location: Sand road in Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

I just did a count on a small stretch of sand road of about 100 yards. Wind gusts up to 25 mph made it difficult for photos. The Karner was attracted to a small Butterfly Milkweed plant that was still blooming. Rough Blazing Star is everywhere this year.

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aug 25 2014

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: Wildenberg Sand Prairie
Columbia County

Between 6 and 7 pm...mid 80s. The Skippers were all found on the same purple flowers seen in the pictures.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Aug 25 2014

TAF Threshold

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

Rained all morning. The sun came out about 1 pm and we saw a fresh female monarch nectaring intensely on the zinnias in our flower garden.

Aug 26 2014

Mike Reese, Bob Bergen

Location: Mariner's Trail, Manitowoc to Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Great flower gardens but few butterflies. We got some decent photos of Sanderlings along the beach.

Sanderlings

Sanderlings

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 26 2014

Adam Sinkula

Location: Marquette Park/Kewaunee Marshlands
Kewaunee County

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

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

Aug 26 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Lake Park, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Amazing numbers of Azures were all over the Queen Anne's Lace!

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 26 2014

TAF Threshold

Location: West Bend, Threshold on Rolfs Ave
Washington County

Saw a Giant Swallowtail and Clouded Sulphur nectaring on marigolds in our vegetable garden

Aug 26 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Between 4:30-6:30pm, sunny. Also saw an unidentified skipper, several small meadowhawks, damsels and a robber fly.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Lestes sp.

Lestes sp.

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 26 2014

Mike Reese, Bob Bergen

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center & Preserve
Manitowoc County

Aug 26 2014

K. Java

Location: My yard
Burnett County

This is the 3rd year in a row that I've seen one in my small yard. I have no flowers except for a few Coneflowers so I was lucky to catch it on it's brief stop.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 26 2014

Lester Doyle

Location: Spring Green Preserve; Pearl Rd. West Section
Sauk County

5-7 pm...temp. Mid-high 70's. Also found a Northern Black Widow, with egg-case, some type of Robber Fly, and small Orange Holomelina Moths everywhere.

Machimus sp.

Machimus sp.

Black Widow

Black Widow

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 26 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow & Marsh
Marquette County

77° Sunny. Doreen and I went for a ride.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Aug 27 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Lamb's Creek SWA
Dunn County

While many of the butterflies are looking faded and a little tattered, the Monarchs were stunning today. All fresh and beautiful.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

American Lady

American Lady

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 27 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Bauer Brockway
Jackson County

4:30 - 5:15 mostly sunny ~75. Had hoped to see more Leonard's skippers. The most monarchs I've ever seen.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Monarchs

Monarchs

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 27 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Haugstad Rd
Jackson County

2:30 - 3:30 mostly sunny

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 27 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Rotary Gardens
Rock County

The Blazing Star was a hit for the Monarchs. My first Fiery Skipper of the year and my yearly, obligatory Great Spreadwing photo from here. This is one of the best place in WI to see this species.

Great Spreadwing

Great Spreadwing

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarchs

Monarchs

Aug 27 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Mild and sunny about 9am-noon.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 27 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Monarch Trail of Milwaukee County Grounds
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 27 2014

Peter Sveiks

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 28 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 28 2014

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, Chippewa River floodplain
Chippewa County

Mid-day, gloomy , overcast, Grey Tree Frogs calling (no rain till several hours later) mid sixties, rare gusts.
zero White or Sulphur butterflies, unlike yesterday when it was sunny
zero tiger swallowtails (2 seen yesterday, both Eastern)
1 chickweed geometer moth male
many (20?) big sand tiger beetles
Cicindela formosa generosa

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Chickweed Geometer

Chickweed Geometer

Aug 28 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Bayfield County

A special treat to see the Milbert's tortoiseshell, who was sunning for quite awhile on a wooden pallette. Also saw several hummingbird clearwing moths and one real hummingbird (the bird, that is).

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Viceroy

Viceroy

★ = New county photo record

Aug 28 2014

TAF Threshold

Location: West Bend, Threshold on Rolfs Ave
Washington County

A very fresh monarch fluttering around.

Aug 28 2014

Margo Dolan

Location: Mequon, west side
Ozaukee County

70 degrees, mostly cloudy.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 29 2014

Peter Thornquist

Location: Good Hope Island, Milwaukee River
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 29 2014

Jim Ebner

Location: Okauchee. Lake Drive & Rd G
Waukesha County

Clover field from 12:30 to 1PM

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 29 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Hancock Agricultural Research Station
Waushara County

Sunny, lots of nectar sources in the flower gardens but not many butterflies.

Aug 29 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Greenwood Refuge
Waushara County

3:30-5:00 pm, Almost all of the Monarchs were nectaring on the abundant Rigid Goldenrod.

Monarch

Monarch

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Aug 30 2014

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 30 2014

Peter Fissel

Location: Lake Mills SWA - Zeloski Marsh Unit
Jefferson County

Went in from the London Rd. access - also walked London Rd. The Great Spangled Frit must have been clipped by a car, as it barely moved. Had another orange skipper that I don't think was a Least.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Aug 30 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Lake Park, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Aug 30 2014

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 30 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Urban Ecology Center-Riverside Park, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Aug 30 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

Lovely morning for a bird walk, but the birds didn't show so I counted what butterflies I could find.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 30 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Sobieski Flowage
Rusk County

Sobieski Flowage NE corner of county. Rained all morning, cloudy most of the afternoon, not a vary fruitful day for butterfly sightings. Cloud cover starts to break up late afternoon, 3:30 PM. Thirteen sightings for three species. One Chickweed Geometer!

Chickweed Geometer

Chickweed Geometer

Viceroy

Viceroy

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 30 2014

Peter Fissel

Location: Schoeneberg Marsh
Columbia County

Walked out on the paved trail off Priem Rd. in the late afternoon. Saw two or three of the big caterpillars on white clover.

Aug 30 2014

Jim Ebner

Location: Okauchee. my garden
Waukesha County

Aug 30 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Flambeau River State Forest
Sawyer County

Price Creek Road Loop, late afternoon. Rained all morning, heavy cloud cover most of the afternoon, a poor day for butterfly sightings. Late afternoon clouds begin to break up. 5:00-6:30 Pm. Two sightings for two species!

White Admiral

White Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 31 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Since 2009, we've been converting our 5 acre property into native habitat areas. I use to only see cabbage whites and monarchs. The diversity in insect and bird species has increased every year!

Aug 31 2014

Thomas J Hickey

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

One monarch butterfly tasting the sweet nectars of my new Monarch Way Station butterfly garden!

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 31 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Mariner's Trail, Manitowoc to Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

I stopped in Calumet County to see my first Wisconsin Cattle Egrets and decided to go here again to see if there were any more Monarchs. I should have looked at the forecast for Two Rivers instead of Wautoma. Cloudy, mid 60s. 11-1:00

Cattle Egrets

Cattle Egrets

Aug 31 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA
Dunn County

Temps around 80 with high humidity, breezy. The Pandorus Sphinx Moth caterpillar was feeding on Virginia Creeper.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Pandorus Sphinx caterpillar

Pandorus Sphinx caterpillar

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 31 2014

Adam Sinkula

Location: Marquette Park
Kewaunee County

tons of dragonflies as well, but unable to get any ID or photo because they never landed.

Got better photo of comma (both top and underwing but size limited)

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

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

Aug 31 2014

Jim Otto

Location: Schoenberg Marsh Waterfowl Production Area
Columbia County

This was a midday visit. Conditions were breezy, hot, and mostly sunny. I crossed paths with several Leopard Frogs and American Toads. Also briefly spotted but could not ID to species, one Lady butterfly and two more Coppers.

American Toad

American Toad

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aug 31 2014

Pamela Skaar

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

76 - 79 F, 1.0 mile, S wind 8 - 13 mph. 13:31-14:53

Aug 31 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Town of Westboro
Taylor County

Mondeaux Flowage, Rindt Road & Mondeaux Ave.
Sixty-four degrees, 90% mostly cloud cover, little or no wind, 2:00 - 4:00 Pm. Fifty seven sightings for sixteen species. A nice day for a butterfly quest!

Viceroy

Viceroy

White Admiral

White Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Mustard White

Mustard White

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 31 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Mascoutin Trail
Winnebago County

Finally saw the White-faced Ibis this year. 4th try!

Aug 31 2014

Peter Sveiks

Location: Mitchell Park - Brookfield
Waukesha County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 31 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, private garden and prairie behind Agora
Dane County

Short walk, early afternoon, sunny and low 80s. Many silver-spotted skippers, nectaring on all sorts of different flowers, both garden flowers and prairie flowers. Zinnias were their favorite, however.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 31 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Perkinstown -Township of Grover
Taylor County

FR 112: North Road & FR 111: Lost Lake Road:
78 degrees, 60% cloud cover, light winds, 4:30 - 6:15 Pm. Forty-six sightings for Nine different species. Note photo of White Admiral mating with a Red Spotted Purple. Note photo of White Admiral became prey for an Ambush Bug!

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Red-spotted Purple, White Admiral

Red-spotted Purple, White Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Mustard White

Mustard White

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