Butterfly sightings for July 2015

Jul 1 2015

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park
Winnebago County

Also two lady-like butterflies.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 1 2015

Nick Anich

Location: Upson CE block for WI Breeding Bird Atlas
Iron County

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

White Admiral

White Admiral

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Mustard White

Mustard White

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

Jul 1 2015

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Schurch Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Early afternoon. Started out sunny then became overcast. There was one orange lily that we saw blooming in the prairie (just one lonely lily) and lo and behold, there was a coral hairstreak on it.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 1 2015

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Jack Pine Camp Road
Oconto County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

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

Jul 1 2015

Armund Bartz

Location: Battle Bluff State Natural Area
Vernon County

Just checking pics from last year and saw this might be a new county record

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

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

Jul 1 2015

Sandy Vorpahl

Location: Eisenbahn trail, east of Hwy 45, south of Cth H
Washington County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

★ = New county photo record

Jul 1 2015

Charles Kime

Location: Cross Plains State Park (undeveloped)
Dane County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 1 2015

K. Java

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

An impromptu stop at the small gravel parking lot of the river landing was like a butterfly fairyland with butterflies landing all over me. The Checkerspot count was conservative as they were just everywhere I looked.

American Lady

American Lady

puddling

puddling

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

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

Jul 1 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

This was a scouting trip to get me fired up for Ron Arnold's NABA county here on Friday. I am fired up!
also 1 tiger swallowtail

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Jul 1 2015

Rich Kahl

Location: Rettenmund Prairie
Dane County

Far SW corner near woodlot at W end of the trail: at least 35 (at least 20 on 1 clump of milkweed) we could identify along the trail but with binoculars we could see at least 50 other small hairstreak type butterflies; all on butterfly milkweed. There were easily over 1 hundred clumps of the milkweed scattered over the prairie but the butterflies were all within about 20 meters of the woodlot edge.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 1 2015

Dan Everson

Location: Brener School Butterfly Garden Shawano,WI
Shawano County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 1 2015

Mud Lake NABA Butterfly Count

Location: 15 mile diameter circle includes Mud Lake SWA, Rocky Run, etc.
Columbia County

This was the annual Mud Lake Butterfly Count for the North American Butterfly Association (NABA).
We found 36 species and 407 individuals. Highlights with photo credits are: Common Buckeye and Bronze Copper (Jim Otto), Viceroy caterpillar and Baltimore Checkerspot (Karl Legler), Tawny Emperor, Mulberry Wing and Compton Tortoiseshell.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Viceroy caterpillar

Viceroy caterpillar

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 2 2015

D Nussbaum

Location: Shady Lane/ WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

1:30 to 3:45. Plentiful and docile. Almost stepped on the turkey in the photo.

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

European Skipper

European Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey

Jul 2 2015

Mike Reese, Bob Bergen

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Just had to see the Regals today. We couldn't get any to sit on the flowers long enough to get a photo, but one sat on the scat nicely! Bob referred to the one with the three species of fritillaries as the Tri-frit-ca.

the Tri-frit-ca

the Tri-frit-ca

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Jul 2 2015

Deborah Ries

Location: Casco area
Kewaunee County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 2 2015

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Seen in the prairie west of County C. Everything is starting to bloom including the prickly pear.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

prickly pear cactus

prickly pear cactus

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 2 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Rettenmund Prairie
Dane County

76° Sunny. A big "Thanks" to Rich Kahl for sharing his success on the 1st. Got some great shots today. Just follow the mowed path to the end.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

American Kestrel

American Kestrel

Jul 2 2015

Judith Huf

Location: Estabrook Park
Milwaukee County

Surprised to see any butterflies, it was sunny but only 55 degrees this morning.

Jul 2 2015

Peter Sveiks

Location: Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail
Waukesha County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 2 2015

Terry Sweeney

Location: 3 miles NW of Devil's Lake State Park,
Sauk County

It landed on my hand and posed for 3 minutes while I took a few pictures.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jul 3 2015

David Dieter

Location: Indian Trails Campground, Pardeeville
Columbia County

Observed a pair of the Baltimore Checkerspot.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 3 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

We walked about 11 miles in the grassland to survey 17 separate plots. We found Regal Fritillaries in 12 of the plots and Gray Coppers in 9. All of the Purplish Coppers were in the two northernmost patches of Buena Vista WA along Elm Road that are diagonal to one another east and west of the road. Three tries in a row we have found Purplish Copper in the NE corner of the southwestern patch of these two (a Wisconsin Society for Ornithology tract), in all cases northeast of the pond there.

Jul 3 2015

Carrie Papa-Schold

Location: Fence
Florence County

White admirals were abundant. This one resting on our truck and deck.

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jul 3 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: W6835 Cnty D, Oxford(yard, meadow and marsh)
Marquette County

74° Sunny. Most Baltimore Checkerspots ever on the farm. The butterfly in the photos is an aberrant Pearl Crescent.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 3 2015

Randy Powers

Location: Georgetown Township
Price County

Skinner Creek - Hunting Grounds: 1:30Pm -4:30Pm
78 degrees, Sunny, passing clouds, gusty winds
334 sightings for nineteen species!

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Mustard White

Mustard White

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma, White Admiral

Eastern Comma, White Admiral

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jul 3 2015

Randy Powers

Location: Springwater Township:
Waushara County

Karner Blue Meadow:
3 Pm - 4:30 Pm
Sunny, windy & 66 degrees
225 sightings for eight species!

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 3 2015

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 3 2015

Adam Sinkula

Location: Little Scarboro Public Hunting Grounds (Swamp Rd)
Kewaunee County

Huge numbers of skippers, primarily European

Jul 3 2015

Ron Arnold, D Nussbaum, Mike Reese, Fern Springs

Location: NABA Sandhill/Seneca Count
Wood County

This was the 25th year for the Sandhill/Seneca count. Acadian Hairstreak, Great Spangled Fritillary, Northern Crescent, Mourning Cloak, Eyed Brown and Monarch have been seen on each of the 25 counts. Thank you to everyone that helped this year. 34 species and 669 individuals were seen. We came across a large spider with her back covered in babies. She looked more like a bumpy toad when she moved.

Common Wood-Nymph  photo by Ron Arnold

Common Wood-Nymph photo by Ron Arnold

Wolf spider sp. carry young  photo by Ron Arnold

Wolf spider sp. carry young photo by Ron Arnold

Acadian Hairstreak photo by D. Nussbaum

Acadian Hairstreak photo by D. Nussbaum

Two-spotted Skipper  photo by D. Nussbaum

Two-spotted Skipper photo by D. Nussbaum

Compton Tortoiseshell  photo by D. Nussbaum

Compton Tortoiseshell photo by D. Nussbaum

Appalachian Brown  photo by D. Nussbaum

Appalachian Brown photo by D. Nussbaum

Edwards' Hairstreak, Dion Skippers  photo by D. Nussbaum

Edwards' Hairstreak, Dion Skippers photo by D. Nussbaum

plume moth on poke milkweed  photo by D. Nussbaum

plume moth on poke milkweed photo by D. Nussbaum

Frosted Whiteface caught by sundew  photo by D. Nussbaum

Frosted Whiteface caught by sundew photo by D. Nussbaum

Laphria thoracica with prey photo by Ron Arnold

Laphria thoracica with prey photo by Ron Arnold

laphria canis with prey  photo by D. Nussbaum

laphria canis with prey photo by D. Nussbaum

Bog Copper photo by Fern Springs

Bog Copper photo by Fern Springs

Jul 4 2015

Dean Hansen, Mike Poehler

Location: Marsh Lake, 8 miles E of Frederic on Co. Rd. W
Polk County

Bog that had no Cranberry Bog Coppers on June 23 had abundant ones on July 4. Easily saw more than two dozen. Showed a friend the bog, Papilio binocs, pitcher plants, and bog coppers. He loved it. It's great to share the joy of butterflying.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jul 4 2015

Monica Hall

Location: Crystal Lake
Dane County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 4 2015

Rose Tiegs

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands .. Mill road
Portage County

After seeing the Regal's sighted on July 2 I took a ride to find my first Regal sighting. With much success. Thank you !

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Jul 4 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: 6 Kettlehole bogs
Bayfield County

See our June 13 posting for more info on the 4 Drummond Area Kettleholes. The two bogs south of Cornucopia are Pine Lake. The floating bogs at Pine Lake, West Wishbone, and East Wishbone had a much higher rate of Bog Coppers (all >650 Bog Coppers per hour) than the non-floating bogs (44 Bog Coppers at Mt. Valhalla, 5 at East Roger Lake, 1 at Crane Lake). The Dorcas Coppers were at East Wishbone and West Wishbone.

Jul 4 2015

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: private lands
Chippewa County

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

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

Jul 4 2015

Rebecca Gilman

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
Dane County

Jul 4 2015

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Brockway
Jackson County

9:30 - 10:30, sunny

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Jul 4 2015

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association

Location: Swamp Lovers Preserve
Dane County

This is our annual SWBA Butterfly and Dragonfly field trip to Swamp Lover's Preserve. 45 people attended and we found 21 butterfly species. Best sightings were Common Buckeye, Gray Comma, Baltimore Checkerspot and Mulberry Wing (photo by Dan Sonnenberg).

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 4 2015

Peter Sveiks

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 4 2015

D Nussbaum

Location: Cedar Road
Outagamie County

10:00 to 11:30. Many, perhaps 50, hairstreaks... interested only in fighting and mating but mostly fighting. Mixed it up with nearly every L Wood-Satyr that came around.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Jul 4 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Caroline Lake Bog
Iron County

The female Purplish Copper looked large and gaudy compared to two nearby Dorcas Coppers on the bog. usually we see more Dorcas Coppers along the road nearby than on the bog, but today 7 of the 9 Dorcas Coppers were on the bog and 2 along the road.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 4 2015

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

This is the first hairstreak I've seen. The empty eggs and larva are a Giant silk moth sp. found on Elderberry. The Virginia Creeper Sphinx moth was hiding under Anise Hyssop

Virginia Creeper Sphinx

Virginia Creeper Sphinx

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Jul 4 2015

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road property. Southeast corner of JK & KF.
Waukesha County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jul 4 2015

Eric Preston

Location: Schurch-Thomson prairie
Iowa County

Jul 5 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

6-7:00pm. I was mainly looking for Gray Coppers. Saw five males all patrolling.

Jul 5 2015

Pam Campbell

Location: Edgewater Road
Dunn County

80+ degrees, very windy and humid.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Common Whitetail, female

Common Whitetail, female

Jul 5 2015

D Nussbaum

Location: CB Park
Winnebago County

9:45 to 11:30. With all the Hickory Hairstreaks around, went here today trying to scrounge one up for Winnebago County. No luck but came across a Striped for consolation.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

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

Jul 5 2015

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 5 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog 9 miles East of Minong.
Washburn County

On N side of Hwy 77 1/2 mile east of where the railway goes under 77. This probably our highest count ever on this bog of both Dorcas Copper and Bog Copper. We saw no other butterflies.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 5 2015

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Nature Trail
Waukesha County

Beautuful morning with fewer butterflies than hoped for. I thought I was too early, so I went back an hour later, same except I did find the Baltimore.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 5 2015

Roger Zimmermann

Location: Lost Lake boat landing
Marathon County

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Jul 5 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Mecan Springs Fishery Area, off 11th Dr.
Waushara County

Seen while atlasing

Jul 5 2015

Kimberly Poeppey

Location: Devils Lake St. Park
Sauk County

East bluff forest trail. Watched a Red Spotted Purple for a few mins. Tried to get a photo... But a loud family chased it away. Beautiful dark blue color!!!

Jul 5 2015

Jayne Mullins

Location: setting on gravel in our driveway on North 4th Street above the Manitowoc Marina
Manitowoc County

Red Admiral was flying low to ground around the garage, settling on gravel stones and then around weeds growing alongside the garage. Very entertaining for grandchildren who got a bit of a lesson in "let it be"

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 5 2015

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Low Prairie, Hwy 67.
Waukesha County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 5 2015

Ryan Brady

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

Jul 5 2015

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson property south of Chaseburg on County K
Vernon County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jul 5 2015

Jim Ebner

Location: Sullivan (north street)
Jefferson County

damp meadow. 30 minutes. noon.

European Skipper

European Skipper

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

Jul 5 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Clam Lake Bogs
Ashland County

Bogs at County M/County GG NW part; Wilderness Road bog and roadside 2.3 miles west of County GG; Twin Lake Bog and Roadside just east of Forest Road 195 on FR 182. Saw 17 Dorcas Coppers in the Wilderness 2.3 roadside and 6 on that bog; 2 Dorcas Coppers on the eastern "Frigga" part of Twin Lake Bog, zero seen along road. The Baltimores were on the Twin Lake east bog (5) and roadside (2).

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 5 2015

Michael Riley

Location: Cedarburg
Ozaukee County

Newly emerged

Jul 5 2015

Stan Rehm

Location: Badger Prairie County Park, Verona
Dane County

And a hairstreak.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 5 2015

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

I found the Cecropia moth, that deposited the eggs I found a few days ago, hiding under Common milkweed.

Cecropia Moth

Cecropia Moth

Jul 5 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

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

Same bogs as on June 21. We found at least 6 Dorcas Coppers on every bog, except just 1 at Moose Junction West. Except for roadsides next to Bear Lake Bog, the rate of Dorcas Copper finding was at least twice as high out on the bog as on roadsides next to it. We found Dorcas Coppers along the roadsides of North Bear Lake Bog (1 east side, 5 west side) and Bear Lake Bog (6 west, 4 east), but not at the roadsides of three other bogs. The Baltimores were in the roadsides of North Bear Lake (E side) and Bear Lake (west side). There is a glaring paucity of large fritillaries in northern Wisconsin.

Jul 6 2015

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.
Milwaukee County

Saw my first butterfly at 8am. Hazy sunshine, humid, about 65F.
Besides butterflies and birds, found the first Turk's Cap Lilies of the season blooming.

Turk's-cap Lily

Turk's-cap Lily

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 6 2015

Douglas Buege

Location: Bog off of old 32
Oconto County

Oconto count's been postponed til tomorrow but I ran into some cool butterflies by accident during a break in the rains.

Jul 7 2015

Ryan Brady

Location: Caroline Lake Rd area
Iron County

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jul 7 2015

Rich Kahl

Location: Roadside near Amberg
Marinette County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jul 7 2015

Joshua Cullum

Location: private residence northeast of Janesville
Rock County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 7 2015

Stan Rehm

Location: University Ridge golf course
Dane County

Jul 7 2015

Northern Oconto County NABA Count

Location: Survey circle in NE part lof county
Oconto County

728 individuals seen, and 28 species. Red Admiral, Bog Copper, and Tawny-edged Skipper were new. Thanks to Nicole, Joanne and Nick for the Forest Service for joining us. Temperature started in the mid-50s at 9am but we had a good count once it warmed up. The last count here was 22 years ago!

Jul 7 2015

John Davis

Location: my backyard in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

Partly cloudy, light wind, and around 70 degrees

Had 2 severe hail storms a week apart the end of June, amazed that any butterflies survived. They showed the next day after both storms.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

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

Jul 7 2015

Tina Carpenter

Location: Cottage Grove
Dane County

I had 3 on my milkweed plants

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 7 2015

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park
Winnebago County

~4:00. Sun, clouds and wind. Also saw a Red Admiral on Lake Winnebago this morning.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

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

Jul 7 2015

Alex Harmon

Location: UW Platteville campus
Grant County

Cicindela punctulata was found on a gravel path, but very wary.

Jul 8 2015

Nick Anich

Location: Little Girls Point SE block for Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II
Iron County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

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

Jul 8 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Shrine Road
Marinette County

68° Sunny. Made it to the shrine of St. Hubert and beyond. 3 grouse families on the road near the entrance. Lots of butterflies by the shrine.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jul 8 2015

Scott Swengel and Lesa Kardash

Location: Buena Vista Wildlife Area
Portage County

Scott rode around with manager Lesa Kardash to look at and walk through butterfly habitat. We saw both the Gray Coppers, most of the Regals, and the Striped Hairstreak before Scott went surveying on his own (found a Purplish Copper later). One of the 13 Regal Fritillaries was a female.

Jul 8 2015

Sandy Schelthelm

Location: Upper Gresham Lake Property, Boulder Jct., WI
Vilas County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

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

Jul 8 2015

Aaron Carlson

Location: Dunnville Barrens SNA
Dunn County

mostly cloudy, occasional sunshine breaks, ~70F, 4-6 pm.

Monarch

Monarch

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Machimus sp.

Machimus sp.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 8 2015

Alex Harmon

Location: Katie's Gardens, Platteville
Grant County

Many damselflies along the river including ebony jewelwings, river jewelwings, and american rubyspots. Either an Edward's, Banded, or Hickory Hairstreak was also seen.

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Jul 8 2015

Stan Rehm

Location: Sauk Prairie Recreation Area
Sauk County

The former Badger Army Ammunition site is an excellent location for butterfly-watching. A generation of non-use has resulted in a proliferation of wildflowers, and the abandoned network of asphalt roads makes for easy hiking. I seemed to be the only human on the 3,000 acres this afternoon. Highly recommended for your visit.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 8 2015

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park
Winnebago County

With Lauren M, Grace M and Drew C. Three cameras- no decent photos. Nothing wanted to pose today.

Jul 9 2015

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Glorious morning, partly cloudy then sunny, in the 60s.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

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

Jul 9 2015

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

Jul 9 2015

Marice, O'Connor, Phil Kelly, Joanne Kelly, Randy Powers, Mike Reese

Location: Gilmanton NABA
Buffalo County

This is the 10th year of this count. Although we didn't see the large numbers that we have come to expect, we did have 41 species, breaking the record of 39. Beautiful sunny day for butterflying, with the highs in the low 80s.

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Jul 9 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Rush Creek Prairie
Crawford County

Our 15th year (1991-1996, 2007-2015) monitoring Ottoe Skippers here. The one Ottoe was a female. We saw 2 Leadplant Moths.

Jul 9 2015

Mary Graziano

Location: Home prairie
Trempealeau County

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 9 2015

Ivy Otto

Location: Evansville Wildlife Area, Evansville, WI
Rock County

At least eight individuals were observed. I have never seen this butterfly at this location though I have been visiting the area for at least 15 years. And, this is my first ever sighting of this species! What a beautiful butterfly.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jul 9 2015

Dean Hansen, Noel Snyder

Location: Co. Rd. O, south end of Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Skippers on swamp and common milkweed, also in vegetation of roadside. Sedge guys finally out.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 9 2015

D Nussbaum

Location: CB Park
Winnebago County

With Lauren and Grace.

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Jul 9 2015

Dean Hansen, Noel Snyder

Location: Marsh Lake bog, 8 miles E of Frederic on Co. W
Polk County

Brought an experienced Arizona birder/butterflier to see bog coppers. Noel spent a half hour happily photographing a "lifer", right on the roadside vegetation. Coppers were more common on the roadside than on the bog. Other highlight was seeing a sphinx moth larva parasitized by 170+ presumed Brachonidae wasps.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jul 9 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Hogback Prairie
Crawford County

Our 23rd year monitoring regal Fritillaries here. This was one of our highest counts. We saw 1 female, 231 males, and 2 unknown gender Regals. The tiger swallowtail was a dark form female.

Jul 10 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Rush Creek SNA
Crawford County

84° Mostly Sunny. Beautiful day to visit a beautiful place. Also a duskywing sp.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Russet-tipped Clubtail

Russet-tipped Clubtail

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Jul 10 2015

Fern Springs

Location: Bauer Brockway
Jackson County

1115-1215, 79, mostly sunny, very humid.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

American Lady

American Lady

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 10 2015

Bob Ring

Location: My backyard in Sherwood near High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

I have not seen a Compton Tortoiseshell in about 25 years! Imagine my surprise when this one showed up!

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

Jul 10 2015

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Warm, calm and sunny day! Saw my first of the season Great Spangled Frit on common milkweed flowers. Also a monarch chrysalis (haven't seen one in the "wild" since 2011 when I found 30 on our property)! Not sure what that colorful tiny plant bug is.

Red-banded Leafhopper

Red-banded Leafhopper

Monarch chyrsalis

Monarch chyrsalis

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 10 2015

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake SWA, Co. Rd. O, 2.7miles west of Hwy 87
Burnett County

Back to look for sedge obligates. Couldn't keep track of all the Mulberry Wings. All were in roadside grasses or on common milkweed blooms, with extensive fine-bladed sedge meadow to north and south. Still hoping to find a Two-spotted skipper. Next time.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jul 10 2015

Randy Powers

Location: Trempealeau township: Perrot State Park
Trempealeau County

Not much butterfly activity Am or early afternoon, disappointed I decided to climb Brady's Peak late afternoon, focus on other natural things, enjoying the view, and wildflowers when: 580 feet higher I got a photo of both emperors! From the climb I lost ten Lbs, wet with sweat, exhausted I was delusional!!!Now: HOW DO I GET DOWN??? 11:30 Am - 5:30 Pm, high eighties, humid, mild winds & sunny with passing clouds

American Lady

American Lady

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 10 2015

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton
Dane County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jul 11 2015

Jym Mooney

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

Jul 11 2015

Summerton Bog Field Trip

Location: Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

68-78° Mostly Sunny>Cloudy. 10-12:45 PM. 15 people attended. 10 species sighted while standing in the parking lot where a C. Wood Nymph landed on many people. Lunch by the "butterfly barn". More species joined us. Doreen and I took a ride around our farm after everyone left and saw Red Spotted Purples, Harvester, Banded Hairstreaks and an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail(18 species on the farm). Thanks to all who attended!

Acadian Hairstreak, photo by Joe Jackson

Acadian Hairstreak, photo by Joe Jackson

Jul 11 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Nine bogs
Forest County

Same sites as June 26 plus, we surveyed Shelp Lake on Forest Road 2183 today. The Jutta Arctic was in the southeastern part of the bog along Forest Road 2812 that is just west of the junction with FR 2414. July 11 ties 2013 as the year with our 2nd latest date for Jutta Arctic, before we set a later record in 2014. July 11 is 7 days later than our previous latest date in NE Wisconsin, however.

Jul 11 2015

Jon Jonsson

Location: Sturtevant
Racine County

Planted Milkweed this year and saw this in back yard.

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Jul 11 2015

Donald Olson

Location: White river bike trail
Walworth County

Spotted around 3pm while riding the trail.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 11 2015

Peter Sveiks

Location: Toft Point State Natural Area
Door County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 11 2015

Mary Friesen

Location: Town of Greenfield
Sauk County

Shady yard garden with hostas, small pond and nearby in the sun are milkweeds and a variety of cone flowers and other perennials.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 11 2015

Randy Powers

Location: Remington Township:Wood County Wildlife Area
Wood County

Ball road from west county line to SW fence corner of Sand Hill Sanctuary. 2:30Pm - 5:30 Pm. Sunny, Hot Muggy, occasional gusts of wind, 80 + degrees. Being eaten alive by nats, horseflys & deer flys! I usually don't use repellant, but this is one time when I put it on. 168 sightings for 14 Species. Well Mike Pix ( 638, 44,46 & 47 ) might any of these be Hickory? Or am I out of luck again!

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jul 11 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Mostly cloudy, 2:30-5:45

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Club-Spur Orchid

Club-Spur Orchid

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Indian Pipe

Indian Pipe

Jul 11 2015

Martha Alibali

Location: My yard in central Madison
Dane County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 12 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Wildlfie Area
Portage County

We walked 11 miles in the grassland to finish our Regal Fritillary long-term population monitoring. We found Regals in 13 of 16 plots and Gray Coppers in11 out of 16 plots.

Jul 12 2015

Rich Kahl and Laurie Yahr

Location: CTH W about 4 miles W of Crivitz
Marinette County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jul 12 2015

Carrie Papa-Schold

Location: Fence
Florence County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jul 12 2015

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

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

Saw quite a few other skippers which we couldn't get good looks at to identify. Besides butterflies, there were lots of other interesting insects to observe and photograph.

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Orange Mint Moth

Orange Mint Moth

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Crab Spider with prey

Crab Spider with prey

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jul 12 2015

D Nussbaum

Location: NW corner of the county
Winnebago County

10:00 to 12:10. Sun and clouds.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Monarch egg

Monarch egg

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

Jul 12 2015

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Sunny 70's 9:00-12:00. Blue trail from Homestead Hollow and prairie west of Cty C.

Monarch

Monarch

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 12 2015

Jym Mooney

Location: Grandad's Bluff, La Crosse
La Crosse County

Columbine/Wild Indigo Duskywing. Also an unidentified Fritillary flew by.

Jul 12 2015

Judith Huf

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Warm and sunny with very little wind.

Jul 12 2015

Jim Otto

Location: Schoenberg Marsh Waterfowl Production Area
Columbia County

This was mainly a bird atlasing visit, but I did also spot some butterflies. Also saw a Monarch caterpillar on common milkweed.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jul 12 2015

Rod Everson

Location: Our backyard garden, Town of North Bend
Jackson County

Two pictures of the same butterfly.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jul 12 2015

Morgan Groves

Location: Madison - my backyard
Dane County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 12 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Pine River Fishery, North of Cty A
Waushara County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 12 2015

Daniel Jackson

Location: New Zoo Area near Suamico
Brown County

Saw a Mullberry Wing with classic arrow mark. Brought up the camera and it was gone....

Jul 12 2015

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Butterflies near or in the woods going up the hill. In woods saw Laphria thoracia.

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 12 2015

Peter Gorman

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

On a Black Oak leaf.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jul 12 2015

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Utica WPA
Winnebago County

We went here to find white fringed orchids - only 3 plants!

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 12 2015

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: The Wisconsin portion of the Dubuque NABA Count.
Grant County

This was our 13th year of doing this count. New to the Wisconsin count was Gray Comma. Other highlights were Tawny Emperor, Juniper Hairstreak (4--the most ever), Wild Indigo Duskywing, Common Sootywing, and 3 Little Yellows. This was the 4th strongest year for Red Admirals after 2007, 2010 and 2012.

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jul 12 2015

Randy Powers

Location: Grant Township: Buena Vista
Portage County

Gusty winds swept the prairie grasslands! 86 degrees, and sunny: 10:30 Am to 2:30 Pm. 249 sightings for thirteen species. Did not get as nice of Regal Fritillary photo as I hoped for, but it was soon forgotten as I photographed a new species for myself with seeing the Gray Copper!

Long Dash

Long Dash

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 13 2015

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway, Blackhawk Unit
Dane County

This was later afternoon, still very hot, The sunny skies were starting to turn overcast.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 13 2015

Fern Springs

Location: Wildcat Rd
Jackson County

68-72 but felt much hotter due to humidity, sunny, 10:45 - 1:30. There was also one
Tiger Swallowtail. Mulberry Wing, Two-spotted, Appalachian Brown, and Compton tortoiseshell are all new for me.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 13 2015

Scott Swengel

Location: Pine Island Wildlife Area
Columbia County

This is our 23rd year in a row monitoring Regal Fritillaries in two areas of Pine island. We found Regals every year during 1995-2006 and 2010-2015, but not 1993-94 or 2007-2009. Three Regals today is one of our highest counts here in the last 10 years.

Jul 13 2015

Sandy Vorpahl

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

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 13 2015

Fern Springs

Location: Intersection of Bauer & Brockway Roads
Jackson County

1:40 - 1:50, sunny, 72 (felt much hotter due to humidity). I hadn't planned to stop here but there was construction on the road I had planned to take. I stopped because there were a lot of butterflies visible just driving by. These were all on just one corner of the intersection.

Jul 13 2015

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: private property
Waupaca County

Sunny and very hot, low 90s. We were on a Natural Resources Foundation field trip.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 14 2015

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

This weekend my wife found 67 Monarch eggs (and 6 early instars) on our milkweed plants. That is an all-time record for our garden.

Jul 14 2015

Nick and Kat Nequette

Location: Our side yard facing south - Mt. Simon Park East / Dells Pond South
Eau Claire County

Three butterfly's today in the Milkweed garden! Also a tiger swallowtail sp.

Monarch

Monarch

Tiger Swallowtail sp.

Tiger Swallowtail sp.

Jul 14 2015

John Duffey

Location: rural dodgeville, approx 4 miles east of Governor Dodge
Iowa County

Jul 15 2015

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

afternoon, 2:15 pm - 3 pm

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 15 2015

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

cool and sunny.

Jul 15 2015

Alex Harmon

Location: Buena Vista Area
Portage County

Saw about 50+ Ghost Tiger Beetle (Cicindela lepida) on a large sand patch off quarry road.

Ghost Tiger Beetle

Ghost Tiger Beetle

Ghost Tiger Beetle

Ghost Tiger Beetle

Ghost Tiger Beetle

Ghost Tiger Beetle

Jul 15 2015

Charles Kime

Location: Swamplovers Nature Preserve
Dane County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 15 2015

Tina Carpenter

Location: Cottage Grove
Dane County

Saw it sitting on my Japanese Anemone. This is a new species for me.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 15 2015

John Davis

Location: My backyard in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

Sunny, mid 70's, with a light wind.

Columbine/Wild Indigo Duskywing

Columbine/Wild Indigo Duskywing

Columbine/Wild Indigo Duskywing

Columbine/Wild Indigo Duskywing

Jul 15 2015

Alex Harmon

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Karners were everywhere! Large number of butterflies at the puddle at the end of shortcut road. Lots (200+) of small brown skippers, often on clover and milkweed.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

American Copper

American Copper

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 15 2015

Peter Sveiks

Location: Menomonee Park ( Lannon Quarry), Menomonee Falls
Waukesha County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 15 2015

Ginny and Bill Nelson

Location: Governor Nelson State Park
Dane County

Jul 15 2015

Alex Harmon

Location: Spring Green (WI River Sandbars and SNA)
Sauk County

Saw many tiger beetles including Cicindela repanda, hirticollis, formosa, scutellaris, punctulata, and Tetracha virginica. Many robber flies also seen, and also one Columbine/wild Indigo Duskywing.

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Columbine/Wild Indigo Duskywing

Columbine/Wild Indigo Duskywing

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Virginia Big-headed Tiger Beetle

Virginia Big-headed Tiger Beetle

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Viceroy

Viceroy

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Proctacanthus hinei

Proctacanthus hinei

American Copper

American Copper

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Jul 16 2015

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 16 2015

Dan Everson

Location: Brener School Monarch Waystation
Shawano County

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jul 17 2015

Robert Mulock

Location: Onalaska
La Crosse County

At the Bee Balm in our yard.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 17 2015

TAF Threshold

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

2 monarchs seen in the milkweed patch

Jul 17 2015

Alex Harmon

Location: Governor Dodge SP
Iowa County

Today I led a 4-H insect walk, and came across some very cooperative 'summer' spring azures. They landed on my shoulder, my sock, and I even got two onto my finger. We also found a fairly neat snake.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 17 2015

Joan Rickert

Location: yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

also had a sulphur butterfly but couldn't get picture to id.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 17 2015

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Badger Prairie County Park, Verona
Dane County

Early afternoon. Sunny, upper 80s, humid. Also saw 4 skippers that were moving too fast to identify.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 18 2015

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Lulu Lake Nature Preserve
Walworth County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 18 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Eight bogs
Douglas County

Same bogs and bog roadsides as on July 5, when only 13% of the Dorcas Coppers we saw were in roadsides. Today, 83% were in bog roadsides, The Bear Lake Bog roadsides had 54 Dorcas Coppers on the west side and 37 on the east; North Bear had 37 Dorcas Coppers on the west and 1 on the east.

Jul 18 2015

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron Park
Dane County

This was our first Common Buckeye of the year. There were Red Admirals everywhere in the parking lot.

Jul 18 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Five kettlehole bogs
Bayfield County

Four Drummond area bogs and Pine Lake, which is further north. Three bogs with the highest counts of Bog Coppers in this group had 65-72% lower Bog Copper counts today than on July 4. East Roger Lake bog increased from 4 Bog Coppers on July 4 to 11 today, and Crane lake went from 1 on July 4 to 0 bog Coppers today.

Jul 18 2015

Morgan Groves

Location: Madison - backyard
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 18 2015

Joan Vennie

Location: Dunlap Hollow Road
Dane County

High 80's. Sunny, humid. Nice variety over a half mile section of road.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

American Copper

American Copper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jul 19 2015

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Mostly sunny, 70's from 9:00 to 12:00. Walked the prairie areas near the butterfly garden.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 19 2015

D Nussbaum

Location: Clayton and Winchester.
Winnebago County

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Jul 19 2015

Owen Boyle

Location: Urban back yard with small prairie planting near the Milwaukee River Greenway
Milwaukee County

Jul 19 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Roadsides by Caroline Lake bog.
Iron County

Two low points in the roadsides that total 0.15 miles of transect. We surveyed both sides of the road. Two weeks ago we saw 6 Dorcas Coppers on the Bog--possibly our highest Dorcas count on the bog--and a small number of Dorcas (<4) along these roadsides. Today's Dorcas count is twice or more as high as our previous roadside high count here.

Jul 19 2015

Sandy Vorpahl

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

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Jul 19 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Lake Superior Coastal bogs
Bayfield County

Same 4 bogs as on June 12 and June 19. We surveyed two of these bogs on July 4 and found 3, and 0 Bog Coppers (these results are not posted on this website); those bogs today had 139 and 10 Bog Coppers, respectively. Today we found 10 Bog Coppers at Lost Creek Slough SNA bog, 39 at Bark Bay Slough SNA bog, 139 (and 3 Dorcas Coppers) at Port Wing Boreal Forest SNA west unit bog, and 45 Bog Coppers and a Dorcas Copper at the other Port Wing bog. We saw 12 unidentified browns.

Jul 19 2015

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Cooler today with an occasionally gusty breeze, which kept the butterflies sparse and skittish. Still, got my first Edwards' Hairstreak of the year today.

Jul 19 2015

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Sunny and warm day with a nice breeze

Jul 19 2015

Jayne Mullins

Location: Madison southeast side
Dane County

Red Admiral on oregano growing wild outside my back door. It had the company of about 30 bees....they love the flowers.

Jul 20 2015

Dick Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

Jul 20 2015

Carrie Covelk

Location: My backyard in Reedsburg
Sauk County

We've seem more than one over the last two weeks visiting phlox and coneflower as well as the water dish

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 20 2015

Jym Mooney

Location: Kettle Moraine State Forest, Southern Unit
Waukesha County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Jul 20 2015

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Lulu Lake Nature Preserve
Walworth County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

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

Jul 20 2015

Patrick Mulrain

Location: Adrian township. South of hwy 16 and north of cty A.
Monroe County

One on the raspberries and one on the currents. Just a few yards out of the woods.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 20 2015

Katie Johnson

Location: Kops park
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 20 2015

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

The Eastern comma was back again this evening, in the same sunny spot in the back yard, along with a White-lined Black Moth. Also a Cecropia moth caterpillar I'm raising from the eggs I found on 6/29

White-striped Black Moth

White-striped Black Moth

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Cecropia Moth caterpillar

Cecropia Moth caterpillar

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 20 2015

Fern Springs

Location: Moore Rd
Wood County

~5:30, sunny with few clouds. All the vegetation along the sides of the road had been mowed since last week, including about half the cattails.

Jul 20 2015

Mike Reese

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

Much different than the last time I was here. Lots of milkweed in flower but not much using it. This was the first time I have seen Dorcas Coppers here.

Jul 20 2015

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Warm, humid, and sunny with a light breeze.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 20 2015

Nick Gremban

Location: Oconto River Seed Orchard
Oconto County

Location seen was approximately 1/4 mile away from Langlade County border.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 21 2015

Scott Swengel

Location: Chaffee Creek Fisheries Area
Marquette County

Mainly an annual search for Swamp Metalmarks. Some of these butterflies were probably in Waushara County--the line goes right through here somewhere. One hour of searching.

Jul 21 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Anvil Lake CE north of Hwy 70
Forest County

While doing some atlasing, I saw a butterfly fly by me at 6:15AM. It was only 49 degrees!

Jul 21 2015

Aaron Carlson

Location: Dunnville SWA - Larrabee Rd.
Dunn County

9:30-11 am, clear, 65F.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Harvester

Harvester

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 21 2015

Brooke Gilley

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Basking on what looked to be goldenrod in prairie area by the Lake Terrace Trail at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Jul 21 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie & Boat Landing in Oxford on County A
Marquette County

76° Sunny. Mulberry Wing and Female Purplish Copper were at the boat landing. Last week we had 19 Karners(6 outside the transect area).

Jul 21 2015

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Monarch

Monarch

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Question Mark

Question Mark

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 21 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County

After not seeing any commas here in late June, I got a comma slam again, with every one looking very fresh.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 21 2015

Scott Swengel

Location: John Shillinglaw's property, northwest of Dakota
Waushara County

2 hours. The Purplish Coppers were mating in a Dogbane patch. Karner Blues: 25 male, 7 female, 2 unknown gender.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 21 2015

D Nussbaum

Location: High Cliff SP
Calumet County

12:00 to 3:00. Low 70's, mostly sunny, windy and dry. Not a whole lot going on at the bridal trail prairies.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 21 2015

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Brockway
Jackson County

~1:00, sunny, 78

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 21 2015

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Low Prairie Hwy 67 south of Ottawa Lake
Waukesha County

Sunny, breezy morning in the 70's.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Black Dash

Black Dash

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 22 2015

Scott Swengel, Darren Ladwig, Josh Karow, Jon Robaidek, and Jay Watson

Location: Buena Vista Grassland near Griiffith Road/130th junction.
Portage County

This is most but not all of the species we saw and the counts are minimums. We spent most of the time near an Indian Hemp patch about 150-200 meters southeast of this road junction. Every one of us found a Gray Copper on our own. All but one Gray Copper was east of 130th, but Jay found one west of 130th too. The zooming Regal Fritillaries were faded males.

Jul 22 2015

Scott Swengel, Jay Watson, Jon Robaidek, Darren Ladwig, and Josh Karow

Location: Archer Drive at Leola Grassland Widllife Area
Adams County

This is most but not all of the species we saw and the counts are minimums. Every one of us found a Purplish Copper on our own, and the count may really have been about 10 of them. Most Purplish Coppers we saw well were females. A Purplish Copper landed on Josh's hand while we were standing on the road.

Jul 22 2015

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

Scouting out for SWBA field trip (see report for July 25). 18 species. Little Yellow was the cream-colored form of the female.

Jul 22 2015

D Nussbaum

Location: Brillion Marsh Wildlife Area
Calumet County

10:00 to 12:00. Mostly sunny and warm. More skeets and deer flies than butterflies. Had to rush in the woods.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Question Mark

Question Mark

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

Jul 22 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Smoky Lake CE block, north off where Kaine Rd. ends
Forest County

Not a lot of butterfly habitat here with very few nectar sources along the Forest Rd.

Jul 22 2015

David Czoschke

Location: White River Marsh SNA
Green Lake County

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 22 2015

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Just butterflied a 100 yard section of Southwest Dike Trail. My favorite Karner spot.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jul 23 2015

Fern Springs

Location: My Yard in Brockway
Jackson County

0830, sunny, ~65

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 23 2015

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

12 noon to 3pm: Warm and sunny. Co-leading a group to learn about butterflies, we came across a Dun Skipper which was new to our SANC list.

Jul 23 2015

Ryan Brady

Location: Camp 8 Rd southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

Despite the township having just mowed all the good roadside nectar sources, I had 24 species on a 2.5-mile hike. Highlights were fresh Green Comma, Dorcas Copper, and Black Swallowtail.

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Jul 23 2015

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens SNA (580th St.)
Dunn County

82 degrees and humid. Not a lot flying this afternoon. Nearly all of the puddling spots are dry. Also, 2 whites and a few Spring/Summer Azures.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 23 2015

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Newell and Ann Meyer Nature Preserve
Waukesha County

Jul 23 2015

Pam Campbell

Location: Edgewater Road/ Menomonie North CE block
Dunn County

All before 11:00am. Also a Black Swallowtail, I think. Moving too fast and far away to say for sure. Two of the Monarchs were females laying eggs.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 23 2015

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 23 2015

Nick Gremban

Location: Jack Pine Camp Road, Lakewood, WI
Oconto County

Sunny and warm, 82 degrees, light winds. Survey time from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 23 2015

Alon Coppens

Location: Private grassland, Town of Wheaton
Chippewa County

Sunny and warm with light breeze.
First White Admiral I have ever seen here. (RSPs are common, sometimes with hybrid features). Best of several difficult photos I took.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

White Admiral

White Admiral

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

Jul 23 2015

Nick Gremban - USDA Forest Service

Location: Township 33 North, Range 17 East, Section 8
Oconto County

USDA Forest Service Pollinator Survey. Temperature 81 degrees, cloud cover approximately 30%.

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 24 2015

Paul Sparks

Location: Ridges Park across the street from Ridges Sanctuary in Bailey's Harbor.
Door County

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Jul 24 2015

Stan Rehm

Location: Yahara Hills golf course
Dane County

Sadly, not a lot of habitat here because this golf course ruthlessly mows its "rough" areas.

Jul 24 2015

Dan Everson

Location: Hillcrest Primary School Prairie
Shawano County

Two of the Monarchs we saw were flying around as they were mating.

Jul 24 2015

Fern Springs

Location: Lost Lake
Florence County

1-2PM, sunny, 70s, rather breezy

Satyr Comma

Satyr Comma

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 24 2015

Rich Kahl

Location: Curtis Prairie, UW Arb, Madison
Dane County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 24 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: 4 Coastal bogs
Bayfield County

Mostly cloudy, near 80 degrees F. Same sites as on July 19. Bog Copper counts were 29-80% higher at each site today than July 19 and were probably near their peak: 191 at Port Wing Boreal Forest SNA West, 58 a thte other Port Wing Bog, 61 at Bark Bay Slough SNA, and 18 at Lost Creek Slough SNA. We saw one Dorcas Copper on every bog but Lost Creek, including our first one in about 15 years on the main Bark Bay Bog. 25 to 20 years ago bark Bay Bog was one of our semi-regular sites for seeing Dorcas Coppers, and we hope that resumes. We had a lot of unidentified eyed browns.

Jul 24 2015

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

First time I've seen an Appalachian Brown in the yard. A monarch came and it flew away before I could get a better picture. Several dragonflies flying around also.

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 25 2015

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road intersection of JK & KF
Waukesha County

Mostly sunny, high seventies, breezy. One worn skipper I could not identify.

American Lady

American Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 25 2015

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 25 2015

Dan Everson

Location: Mountain Bay Trail & Olga Brener Intermediate School Monarch Waystation
Shawano County

Monarchs were all fresh looking and brightly colored.

Jul 25 2015

Ryan Chrouser

Location: Otter Creek, 44.75679, -91.40348
Eau Claire County

One Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was the black variety.

Many monarch eggs and caterpillars on the milkweed. So far looks to be a much improved year than the last couple.

Jul 25 2015

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association field trip

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

13 participants was a nice size! Led by Karl and Dorothy Legler. 23 species. Also heard 2 of our cicadas: Lyric Cicada and Dusk-singing Cicada. A Hognose Snake put on quite a show looking like an adder. Scarlet Tanager, Tufted Titmouse. Thanks to Dan Sonnenberg for keeping track of the sightings.

Jul 25 2015

Tina Carpenter

Location: Token Creek Park
Dane County

This little beauty-"Summer" Spring Azure crashed our family reunion.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 25 2015

Martha Alibali

Location: My yard in central Madison
Dane County

Also saw a monarch caterpillar yesterday.

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 25 2015

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida home
Outagamie County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 25 2015

Patti Landmann

Location: Town of Lowville, private land...my home...
Columbia County

Only one butterfly... I knew it was a Hairstreak but looked very different....the wings greenish with a rust spot on the front wing...body appeared to be gray/purple...almost lavender in the sunlight...

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

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

Jul 25 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Wilderness Road bog 2.3 mils west of County Hwy GG
Ashland County

We did not walk on the bog. A brief roadside count to see if we could still find Dorcas Coppers there rather late in the flight for this site after a very high count here 2 weeks before. All three Dorcas Coppers were along the south edge of the road, although most times we find them on both sides of the road.

Jul 25 2015

Jym Mooney

Location: Urban Ecology Center/Menomonee Valley, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

One Comma species flew past, unable to identify exactly.

Jul 25 2015

Chris Smith

Location: Sandhill State Wildlife Area
Wood County

A few observed; both males and females.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jul 25 2015

D Nussbaum

Location: NW Corner of county
Winnebago County

10:15 to 11:45. Warm and humid.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 25 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Common Branded Skipper fields northwest of Clam Lake
Bayfield County

Sites are 1. Clearing north of Namakagon Trail 0.5 miles east of Forest Road 691/Snake Trail (saw 14 Com. Branded Skippers).
2. Small opening along a forest trail east of Forest Road 691/Snake Trail about 0.6 miles north of Namakagon Trail (saw 22 Com. Branded Skippers); 3. Roadside of Fr 691 0.3-0.6 miles north of the 2nd site listed. Common Brandeds seemed early in their flight. A chance to practice identifying several different kinds of yellow and orange skippers right near each other. Although we have seen small #s of Common Brandeds at the 3rd site, we did not see any today.

Jul 25 2015

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens/Larrabee Road
Dunn County

It was a treat to see so many Swallowtails! And my FOY Common Buckeye.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

swallowtails

swallowtails

swallowtails

swallowtails

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

American Lady

American Lady

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 25 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Eight bogs
Douglas County

Same 8 bogs and roadsides of 5 of these bogs that we reported about on June 21, July 5, and July 18. All Purplish Fritillaries were at Bear Lake Bog and North Bear Lake Bog, especially along the ditches on both sides of county A. We saw Dorcas Coppers at all 8 bogs. We've seen Dorcas Coppers at North Bear Lake Bog every visit June 21 to present.

Jul 26 2015

Jim Otto & Peter Fissel

Location: Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, various locations
Dodge County

American Lady

American Lady

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

Jul 26 2015

Jim Otto & Peter Fissel

Location: Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area, east side
Dodge County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Jul 26 2015

Fern Springs

Location: Riley Lake Rd
Price County

11:30 - 1:30, ~80, sunny
There were also 7 sulfurs, but I couldn't get close enough for ID.

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 26 2015

Mike Reese, Kate Redmond, and others

Location: Riverdege Nature Center
Ozaukee County

These were recorded while doing a dragonfly and damselfly count. 10:00 - 12:30. Also two browns.

Jul 26 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

This is a former golf course close to Lake Michigan. The Common Milkweed patches here were still in flower and providing lots of available nectar. I had heard there were a good number of Monarchs here this year and I only spent just about 45 minutes here and probably surveyed less than half the area.

Jul 26 2015

D Nussbaum

Location: Backroads E and N of Weyauwega
Waupaca County

8:45 to 11:45. Mostly cloudy, warm and humid.

Jul 26 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Mariner's Trail
Manitowoc County

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

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

Jul 26 2015

Mike Reese

Location: White River Marsh
Green Lake County

Jul 26 2015

Patti Landmann

Location: Town of Lowville, my home
Columbia County

17 Monarchs this morning, several Great Spangled Fritillaries and a few Skippers. Two different Monarch pairs...on in the clover and grass and the other on a tall plant (weed). Quite wet in the meadow...dew still on the ground....

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 26 2015

Rich Kahl

Location: Smith-Reiner Drumlin Prairie SNA
Dane County

Many monarchs flitting everywhere so difficult to count w/o duplications.

Jul 27 2015

Fern Springs

Location: Haugstad Rd
Jackson County

11:30-12, ~80, sunny, humid

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 27 2015

Armund Bartz

Location: private land above Ferryville
Crawford County

The second flight of juniper hairstreaks seems strong this year. This is the most I've seen at a single site. All were on mountain mint however I've seen them nectaring on black-eyed susan, yellow coneflower, boneset, and leadplant this year.

Jul 27 2015

Rose Tiegs

Location: Necedah wildlife refuge
Juneau County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jul 27 2015

Steve Sheppard

Location: Hidden Valley, Argyle, Wisconsin
Lafayette County

Have seen two of these Great Swallowtails in our garden over the last couple of days.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 27 2015

Nick Gremban

Location: Loon Rapids Road, Mountain, WI.
Oconto County

While looking around the garden in front of my parents' house, had the honor of seeing a striped hairstreak land on one of the flowers! Also had a monarch fly by.

Jul 27 2015

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Various stops along the Mississippi River.
Grant County

Hot and humid. Photos by Dorothy.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 27 2015

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Brockway
Jackson County

10:30, ~80, sunny, humid
I've never had more than one monarch in my yard so it was fun to see 3 at one time.

Jul 27 2015

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

8 am to 11 am, warm and sunny. I didn't even notice the Monarch caterpillar on the swamp milkweed until I looked at my photo! I've also included a picture of an Indigo Bunting, just because it is so pretty.

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Jul 28 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

This was my annual stop to look for my favorite robber fly, Promachus fitchii, which no one has seen anywhere else in Wisconsin. I saw a female laying eggs and one male flying away. Cloudy and windy. I didn't see a single butterfly nectaring.

Promachus fitchii

Promachus fitchii

Promachus fitchii

Promachus fitchii

Promachus fitchii

Promachus fitchii

Jul 28 2015

Nick Gremban

Location: Forest Road 2669
Forest County

Survey conducted in a small opening on U.S. Forest Service Road 2669, from 1:23 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Temperature around 80 degrees, cloudy skies.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 28 2015

Nick Gremban

Location: Knowles Creek Impoundment
Forest County

Survey time from 10:28 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. Temperature around 75 degrees. Windy with frequent gusts.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 28 2015

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Mostly sunny morning in the 70's.

Jul 29 2015

Joshua Cullum

Location: Orfordville CE, Bass Creek Area
Rock County

10:05am-11:12am
Private Location. Fairly windy, making it quite hard to detect butterflies and even harder to ID.

Jul 29 2015

Nick Gremban & JoAnne Lund - USDA Forest Service

Location: Oconto River Seed Orchard
Oconto County

Kept count of monarchs while we did eastern bluebird nest monitoring.

Jul 29 2015

Nick Gremban & JoAnne Lund - USDA Forest Service

Location: Government Field by Marshall Lane, Lakewood, WI.
Oconto County

Kept count of monarchs as we checked eastern bluebird nest boxes.

Jul 29 2015

Laurie Henke

Location: Grand Rapids just north of Lake Wazeecha
Wood County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 29 2015

Alon Coppens

Location: Private grassland, Town of Wheaton.
Chippewa County

80 degrees, sunny, very windy!
Viceroy seen flying from aspen sapling to aspen sapling, presumably laying eggs on one of its preferred hosts.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Question Mark

Question Mark

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

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

Jul 29 2015

Mike Reese

Location: open area off Snaketrail Rd.
Bayfield County

Jul 29 2015

Fern Springs

Location: Perry Creek Rd
Jackson County

11-11:30, ~80, sunny, humid

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 29 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Bean Brook Fishery Area
Washburn County

Partly to Mostly Sunny & very windy. Parking lot and culvert/bridges on roads that run North & South.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

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

Jul 29 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Cty A
Douglas County

Cloudy, very windy, and 68 degrees. The only thing I saw trying to nectar was a Long Dash. No Purplish Frits or Coppers along the road.

Jul 29 2015

Nick Gremban - USDA Forest Service

Location: Lakewood Ranger District Office
Oconto County

Saw this striped hairstreak land on the parking lot at the office!

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 29 2015

Nick Gremban & JoAnne Lund

Location: Thunder Mountain Barrens and Chickadee Barrens
Oconto County

Kept count of monarchs as we checked eastern bluebird nest boxes.

Jul 29 2015

Jym Mooney

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

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 29 2015

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens (580th St.)
Dunn County

The humidity has left us, but the winds were howling. Not the best for butterflying.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 30 2015

Joshua Cullum

Location: Private Residence - Northwest Rock Co.
Rock County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Jul 30 2015

Jim Otto

Location: Meadow Valley State Wildlife Area
Monroe County

I traveled along Buckley Ave., Autumn Rd., and visited Scott Flowage. The roadsides had been mowed recently. I also saw two crescents and one hairstreak that I was unable to identify to species.

Red-spotted Purple, White Admirals

Red-spotted Purple, White Admirals

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

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

Jul 30 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Wildlife Area
Adams County

4.25 hours. We walked 4 1/2 miles in the grassland to survey 7 plots. Six of the plots had Purplish Coppers. On the north side of Archer Drive we saw 30 Purplish Coppers in the first 1/4 mile west of County W and 28 Purplish Coppers in the 2nd 1/4 mile west of County W (27 of the 28 in this plot were along the east and north edges of our square route). We saw 14 Purplish Coppers in the plot immediately northwest of the County W/Apache Road junction.

Jul 30 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Karner Blue Meadow SNA
Waushara County

40 minutes. The barrens was so dry that 7 of the 10 Karners were in the sedge meadow by the lake with the Purplish Coppers, often flying among plants in standing water. On all 3 visits here last year and this year we have seen 8-12 Purplish Coppers.

Jul 30 2015

Ryan Chrouser

Location: Otter Creek, 44.75679, -91.40348
Eau Claire County

One worn Hackberry Emperor and two American Lady caterpillars on Sweet Everlasting observed in the evening.

Jul 30 2015

Glenn Rolloff

Location: In our garden in the Village of Grantsburg
Burnett County

Black Form female eastern tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 30 2015

Peter Sveiks

Location: Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail
Waukesha County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 30 2015

Vicki Murphy

Location: Residence: Berlin
Green Lake County

Jul 30 2015

Nick Anich

Location: Ino NW block for Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II
Bayfield County

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 30 2015

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

These were the first 9 of 17 Monarchs that eclosed on our screen porch today and flew away. We have about 60-80 more as cats or in a chrysalis. And it's not over; yesterday my wife found 41 fresh Monarch eggs on the milkweed in our garden.

If you plant it, they will come...

Monarchs

Monarchs

Jul 30 2015

Rich Kahl

Location: Rettenmund Prairie SNA
Dane County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 31 2015

Alon Coppens

Location: Private grassland, Town of Wheaton
Chippewa County

Close to eighty degrees, sunny, blustery.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Mustard White

Mustard White

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Jul 31 2015

Fern Springs

Location: Ice Age Trail
Waukesha County

12:40 - 1:45, sunny, ~85

Monarch

Monarch

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jul 31 2015

Patti Landmann

Location: Town of Lowville...our home.
Columbia County

My walk is along a 16 acre hay field...alfalfa and red clover are in full bloom....dozens of Monarchs... one Eastern Tiger Swallowtail...3 Giant Swallowtail....2 Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 31 2015

Tim Mortensen

Location: Monona
Dane County

Landed in our backyard.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 31 2015

Fern Springs

Location: Scuppernong Srings Nature Trail
Waukesha County

11:30 - 1:15, ~85, sunny, intermittently windy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 31 2015

John Davis

Location: my backyard in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

Sunny, mid 80's, and windy

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 31 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Wautoma
Waushara County

While taking a walk this morning at 7:30 I saw a Banded Hairstreak sitting on the sidewalk and realized that I had never seen one doing that before. 15 minutes later I saw another! I guess I better get out for a walk early in the morning more often.

Jul 31 2015

Rich Kahl

Location: Ice Age Trail prairie S. of CTH PD
Dane County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 31 2015

Nick Anich

Location: Island Lake CE block for Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II
Bayfield County

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 31 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Rocky Run Oak Savanna SNA
Columbia County

Still windy!