Butterfly sightings for May 2016

May 1 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Emery Township
Price County

Chequamegon National Forest, FR-130 South to intersection FR-501. 12:30-1:30Pm "Two Bogs" about 1/4 mile apart on FR-130. Nineteen sightings five species. One great Bald Eagle posed for me!

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

American Lady

American Lady

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

May 1 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 1 2016

Ryan Chrouser

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

May 1 2016

Mike Reese

Location: North of Mt. Morris
Waushara County

American Lady

American Lady

May 1 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Levis Mounds
Clark County

All nectaring on dandelion near parking lot.

May 1 2016

Mary Graziano

Location: Home prairie
Trempealeau County

May 1 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Bauer-Brockway
Jackson County

Only 15 minutes to survey butterflies. Sunny but temp around 50 degrees.

May 2 2016

Joan Rickert

Location: Pershing Wildlife Area in NW Taylor Co.
Taylor County

The Ladies were busy trying to lay eggs on pussy toes. Also saw 4 White butterflies but no id.

May 2 2016

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

May 2 2016

Richard Ouren

Location: Goodwiler Lake, Muscoda
Iowa County

May 2 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

My first ever Henry's Elfins at Sandhill! American Ladies were mainly nectaring on dandelion or laying eggs.

American Lady

American Lady

Hudsonian Whiteface

Hudsonian Whiteface

Ringed Boghaunter

Ringed Boghaunter

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

May 2 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. and 49th St.
Ozaukee County

May 2 2016

Dean Hansen

Location: By Apple River in Somerset
St. Croix County

Saw FOY Tiger Swallowtail in flight while driving slowly from a parking lot by the river. No way to positively ID if it was a Canadian or an Eastern Swallowtail, though.

May 2 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

May 2 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 2 2016

Scott Swengel

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

3 sites inside the park and one nearby

May 2 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Stricker Park South, Middleton
Dane County

May 2 2016

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Brockway
Jackson County

Sunny, 11-2

May 2 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

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

61-71° Sunny. About 3 hours all together with Doreen Sonnenberg.

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

May 2 2016

Tom Elliott

Location: Devil's Lake
Sauk County

Photographed Olympia Marbled

May 2 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Warm, sunny afternoon. Saw my first Trillium.

May 3 2016

Scott Swengel

Location: Hamel's prairies, barrens, and bog
Marquette County

Trying for Brown and Hoary Elfins in Marquette County and found 1 Brown Elfin in the barrens. Poor weather conditions for racking up a high Olympia Marble total. 1.4 hours, 62-69 degrees F, 15% sunshine, wind 5-15 mph.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 3 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: About 1 mi. N of Indian L. Co. Park on Matz Rd.
Dane County

I also saw an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail flit across the road in front of me yesterday.

May 3 2016

Ryan Chrouser

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

May 3 2016

Adam Sinkula

Location: Swamp Ln.
Kewaunee County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

May 3 2016

Ryan Chrouser

Location: Carson Park, Eau Claire
Eau Claire County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 3 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

I was unable to identify three fast flying butterflies. One was orange and the other two were brown. I also saw two Six-spotted Tiger Beetles.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

May 3 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 3 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Brockway Rd. various stops
Jackson County

71° Sunny>Mostly Cloudy. Saw a Sulphur and 2 Duskywings that I couldn't ID. Note the curled up wind tips of the Juvenals.

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 3 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: Dodgeville High School
Iowa County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 3 2016

Scott Swengel

Location: John Shillinglaw's land near Dakota
Waushara County

A brief unsuccessful try for Brown Elfins on the bog (one American Lady) and in one savanna. Also surveyed one prairie.

May 3 2016

Mike Reese, Bob Bergen

Location: Seagull Bar SNA
Marinette County

May 3 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Indian Lake Co. Park - S. Central
Dane County

May 3 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Phil's Woods - Central
Dane County

I could positively ID 4 but there were at least 10 more "Blues" skipping along the small alfalfa field and woodland edge at the top of the hill.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

May 3 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Lake Menomin Park
Dunn County

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

May 4 2016

Tim Fenske

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

May 4 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Dobb's Landing
Dunn County

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

May 5 2016

Ryan Chrouser

Location: Braun's Bay of Half Moon Lake
Eau Claire County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 5 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

May 5 2016

Joan Vennie

Location: BlackHawk Ridge, Lower Wisconsin River Unit
Dane County

Later afternoon. The American Ladies were mostly active along Wachter Road.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

May 5 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Brooklyn WMA - Wooded ridge east of Ice Age Trail parking lot on CTH DD
Dane County

Many butterflies flitting around (I think mostly Red Admirals and American Ladies but some commas/question marks and a swirl of about 6 "blues". I'm only reporting those I positively ID'd on the ground.

May 5 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Virmond Park in Mequon
Ozaukee County

May 5 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Doreen's Home Farm and our yard & edge of marsh
Marquette County

72° Sunny. 4 hours. The male owl kept calling to the female and following her. She came to my call. Searched the "home farm" for Brown Elfins. Found 5 of the Eastern Pine Elfins on Blueberry bushes. Saw 2 more possible Harvesters & a Possible Question Mark.

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Barred Owl

Barred Owl

Barred Owl

Barred Owl

May 5 2016

Tim Fenske

Location: Gov. Nelson S.P.
Dane County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 5 2016

Robert Bruss

Location: Two miles east of City of Wausau
Marathon County

Individual on gravel parking area

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

May 5 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 5 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: Around Dodgeville High School and it's arboretum
Iowa County

Also one Grapevine Epimenis ovipositing.

Grapevine Epimenis

Grapevine Epimenis

Grapevine Epimenis

Grapevine Epimenis

May 5 2016

Scott Swengel

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

Searched both sides of Headquarters Road from 0.4-0.8 miles South of 20th Street West. It appears to have some Frosted Elfin potential, especially the east side. 25 minutes, 70-73 degrees F, 100% sun.

May 5 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Frenz's Garden Center in Thiensville
Ozaukee County

May 5 2016

Mike Reese, Bill Mueller

Location: north of Hwy 12 and south of Lake La Grange
Walworth County

Incidental while Atlasing in the Whitewater CE Block. Also saw my first Variegated Meadowhawk of the year.

May 5 2016

Scott Swengel

Location: In and around Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

4 sites inside Sandhill Wildlife Area and 4 sites outside the fence (1.5 of which are owned by the DNR) nearby. Six are historic Frosted Elfin sites and at least 3 are historic Henry's Elfin sites. Three hours searching, 3 hours, 60-73 degrees F, 100% sun.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 5 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Sunny warm afternoon, a bit breezy.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 6 2016

Kyle Johnson

Location: Haystack Corner Peatlands (SE part of county)
Sawyer County

Finally able to document Freija Fritillary in Sawyer Co. after 10 years of off/on trying; this is a nice population on the southwestern range extreme in WI. All were fresh patrolling males; one paused to nectar on leatherleaf just long enough to snap a blurry photo but otherwise they were constantly on the move.

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

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

May 6 2016

Ryan Chrouser

Location: Coon Forks County Park
Eau Claire County

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

May 6 2016

Ryan Chrouser

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

May 6 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Hwy 54 Bog
Jackson County

May 6 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: My Yard - Madison West Side, Meadowridge Neighborhood
Dane County

May 6 2016

Dean Hansen

Location: St. Joseph TWP, oldfield vegetation of hillside
St. Croix County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

May 6 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also noted Red Admiral butterfly eggs on stinging nettle

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 6 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Brigham County Park
Dane County

After seeing so many Black Swallowtails at Blue Mound State Park, we were delighted to see even more at nearby Brigham County Park.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

May 6 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Blue Mound State Park
Dane County

It was a swallowtail kind of day. I haven't ever seen so many black swallowtails in one place. Lots of Eastern swallowtails too. One of the mourning cloaks was enjoying one of the park amenities--he spent quite awhile perched on a metal grill.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

May 6 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Riley Lake WA
Price County

I went looking for my first Freija Fritillaries of the year. I found them all on Riley Lake Rd. road. No Brown Elfins! This was my first Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle since 2010.

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle

Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle

Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle

Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle

Black-banded Orange

Black-banded Orange

May 6 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: My yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 6 2016

Kyle Johnson

Location: Glidden Bog
Ashland County

Warm but windy. All the Freija were seen in hummocky Sphagnum fuscum bog meadow/savannah 0.5 miles S of County "N" (brief search of that section).

May 6 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens between Millston and Black River Falls, and North Settlement Road
Jackson County

Surveyed 14 miles of transect. Butterflies got less active after the temperature got above 85 degrees F. 67-93 degrees F, mostly sunny. The Olympia Marble count is exact. We failed to ID more than half the duskywings we saw.

May 6 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Home prairie
Waukesha County

May 6 2016

Lester Doyle

Location: Wildenberg Sand Prairie (Lodi Town Park)
Columbia County

4-5 pm...mid 80's and sunny

American Copper

American Copper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 6 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: UW Arb - Wingra Oak Savanna
Dane County

May 6 2016

Peter Thornquist

Location: Good Hope Island
Milwaukee County

American Lady

American Lady

May 6 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

May 6 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Village of Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 6 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Schlitz Audubon Center in Bayside
Milwaukee County

May 6 2016

Peter Sveiks

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 7 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: Around Dodgeville and Governor Dodge SP
Iowa County

May 7 2016

Ann Thering

Location: Mirror Lake State Park
Sauk County

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

May 7 2016

Kyle Johnson

Location: Saxon Harbor
Iron County

Mid to upper 50's and sunny but little butterfly activity; surprised not to see any spring azures given plant phenology. Some areas look intriguing to look for Hoary Comma in Wisconsin.

May 7 2016

Joan Vennie

Location: Wilkinson Road
Dane County

Excited to find a fritillary. Unfortunately, it moved on before I got a good picture.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

May 7 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Smith-Reiner Drumlin Prairie SNA
Dane County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

May 7 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 7 2016

Joan Vennie

Location: Blackhawk Ridge
Dane County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 7 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Bower-Brockway Barrens
Jackson County

11Am-1:30, 68 degrees, Sunny & Very Windy. Hope to photograph Elfin's. Not much opportunity today, for good photos, strong winds! Seven species, a tiger swallowtail - but no photo for id, and three Forage Looper Day Moths.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Forage Looper

Forage Looper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

American Copper

American Copper

American Lady

American Lady

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

May 7 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

The field of clover, grass and dandelions that will be home to Bobolinks was full of Clouded sulphurs today.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 7 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Bowers Creek Fishery Area
Waushara County

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Mustard White

Mustard White

May 7 2016

Phil Peterson

Location: Pope Lake SNA
Waupaca County

May 7 2016

Mike Reese

Location: North of Mount Morris
Waushara County

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

May 7 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Eagle Heights Community Garden
Dane County

Red Admiral was laying eggs on stinging nettle in my garden plot.

May 7 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Kewaskum Maple-Oak Woods SNA
Washington County

May 7 2016

Ryan Chrouser

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

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 7 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Hwy 8 bog west of Bradley
Lincoln County

Surveyed the last 21 minutes before the weather shut down.

May 7 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bogs east of Fifield
Price County

Four bogs on Forest Road 137, 2 on FR 505, and one south of FR 136. 10:27 AM to 2:09 PM. 60-69 degrees F, 75% sun, wind NE 5-10 mph. The Red-disked Alpines were all south of FR 136. We have seen 500-950 Brown Elfins on the same bogs on a good day, but the "Brown Elfin Wave" population cycle seems to be at its low end. See Figure 2 that shows this wave in our 2015 paper "Assessing abundance patterns of specialized bog butterflies over 12 years in northern Wisconsin USA" in Journal of Insect Conservation 19:293-304. Avallable full-text at
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10841-014-9731-8

May 8 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Nicolet NF Forest Bogs and 2 others
Forest County

5 bogs on Forest Roads 2182 and 2414, plus 2 other bogs. 29 of the 30 Freijas, and Both Red-disked Alpines, were on the bog north and east of Wolf lake. We walked about 0.8 miles NE up a RR grade from FR 2182 to get to a snowmobile tail at NW end of our Wolf Lake bog route. The Compton Tortoiseshells were on the RR grade.

May 8 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: End of Brookhaven Dr., about 6 mi west of West Bend
Washington County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

May 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Ridge Rd. in Kewaskum
Washington County

May 8 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Ledge Co. Park
Dodge County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mauthe Lake
Fond du Lac County

May 8 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Mirror Lake State Park
Sauk County

9 species. Photo of American Lady by Dorothy. The little lady was laying eggs.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

American Lady

American Lady

★ = New county photo record

May 8 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Dunbar Barrens
Marinette County

56-62 degrees F, 95% sun, wind 5-10 mph northeast.

May 8 2016

Dory Rufli

Location: Pleasant Prairie, private property
Kenosha County

In wooded area

American Lady

American Lady

May 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Kewaskum Maple-Oak Woods State Natural Area on S. Mill Rd.
Washington County

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

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

May 8 2016

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Very Breezy, 83 F from 12-4 pm

May 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Schuster Dr. in West Bend
Washington County

May 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy 33 in West Bend (Culver's Parking Lot)
Washington County

May 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty Rd Ggg near Mauthe Lake
Fond du Lac County

May 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Town Line Rd. in Kewaskum
Washington County

May 8 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Smout farm Attica Road, Albany
Green County

The alfalfa fields were covered with Clouded sulphurs. The others were seen while collecting morels in the woods.

May 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Kettle Moraine Dr. in New Fane
Fond du Lac County

May 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Wild Wood Road in West Bend
Washington County

May 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy 145 in Germantown
Washington County

May 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: 76th Street in Mequon
Ozaukee County

May 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Butler Lake
Sheboygan County

May 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Freistadt Road in Town of Freistadt
Washington County

May 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Kettle View Drive in Barton
Washington County

May 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Kewaskum Ice Age Trail parking area
Washington County

May 8 2016

Phil Peterson

Location: Pope Lake SNA
Waupaca County

also one tiger swallowtail

May 8 2016

Kyle Johnson

Location: Blueberry Road Bog (ENE of Butternut)
Ashland County

Surveyed the far northern portion of site (0.4 miles S of Cross Road) late in the day (didn't reach the best habitats until 4:30pm). Has great potential for Red-disked Alpine and localized Frigga Fritillary. Zero Brown Elfins was a bit surprising.

May 8 2016

Lester Doyle

Location: Roche-A-Cri State Park
Adams County

Got a Lifer Silvery Blue, and the Juvenal's Duskywings were "puddling" in some gravel near the road.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

May 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Shamrock Rd. North of Butler Lake
Sheboygan County

May 8 2016

Meredith Seidl

Location: City of Eau Claire
Eau Claire County

Spotted in my yard.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

May 9 2016

Kyle Johnson

Location: Haystack Corner Peatlands (SE part of county)
Sawyer County

Re-survey targeting Red-disked Alpine; site looks fantastic for a large population but no luck despite decent weather during most of search (10:35am-1:35pm). Sightings include adjacent uplands; the Henry's Elfin was tippling along a muddy logging road through logging regen young aspen woodland with a couple wet willow thickets.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

May 12 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Walked the blue/black trail out of Homestead Hollow. Warm, mostly sunny. Also saw an Indigo Bunting and a Scarlet Tanager.

Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 12 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Greene Prairie East Ln, UW Arb
Dane County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

May 12 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 12 2016

Tod Highsmith

Location: Lake Farm County Park
Dane County

May 13 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Morse Road
Columbia County

54° Mostly Cloudy. Doreen and my Mom got to see the Juvenal's from about 8 feet away. Lifer for them.

May 13 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

I also saw a Six-spotted Tiger Beetle.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

May 15 2016

Dean Hansen

Location: Blaine Twp (far NE township of the county)
Burnett County

Had snow in the air Saturday morning in Roosevelt Twp., but Sunday looked more promising, so I tried the Namekagon Barrens. Too windy, too cool, only saw a single Olympia Marble there. Loads of bearberry present, but not a single Hoary Elfin. Walked north on a two-track road half a mile east of junction of St. Croix Trail and Namekagon Trail--it was protected from the wind, and here is where I did find some Erynnis. Saw the hair plume on the hind tibiae of the Dreamy. The azures were marked like form "lucia".

May 15 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Dewey Hts. Prairie SNA
Crawford County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

May 15 2016

Tim Fenske

Location: Wyalusing SP
Grant County

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Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

May 15 2016

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

These were seen while doing yard work. I was surprised to see anything today, it had snowed yesterday and got down to 19F over night.

May 15 2016

Ryan Chrouser

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

May 16 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Pick'n Save parking lot in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 16 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Woodman Lake Sand Prairie SNA
Grant County

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

May 16 2016

Nick Gremban - U.S. Forest Service

Location: Twin Pine Barrens, Mountain
Oconto County

Weather: Partly cloudy, around 62 degrees, winds light. Habitat: Open grassland bordered by red pine stands. U.S. Forest Service pollinator survey.

American Lady

American Lady

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

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

May 16 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Spring Green Preserve SNA
Sauk County

May 16 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 16 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Lupine patch along Hwy 133 about 3 mi E of Blue River
Grant County

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

May 16 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Green Bay and County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

May 17 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: Dodgeville High School Arboretum
Iowa County

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

May 17 2016

Rebecca Sher

Location: Maywood Environmental Park
Sheboygan County

May 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Bayside
Milwaukee County

May 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 17 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Parents new place on County Road E & Sulphurs along roads to SW
Marquette County

65° Mostly Sunny. Juvenal's Duskywing egg. It is smaller than the head of a pin. The female buzzed past my face and landed on the leaf. Deposited the egg and flew off. Saw her land on another leaf moments later.

Juvenal's Duskywing egg

Juvenal's Duskywing egg

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

May 18 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

May 18 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Perfect afternoon with more flowers than butterflies. Lots of Trillium and Jack-in-the-pulpet. One Mayapple blossom open and one pink Trillium.

American Lady

American Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Large-flowered Trillium

Large-flowered Trillium

May 18 2016

Dave Hogg

Location: UW Biocore Prairie
Dane County

American Lady

American Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

May 18 2016

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

May 18 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Honey Creek State Natural Area
Sauk County

This site has experienced some improvement in trail quality since my last visit several years ago (tho you'll still get wet feet after a rain). Nothing special re BF today, but the woods were echoing with a wide variety of songs. Highly recommended for those of a birder persuasion.

May 18 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 18 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Schluckebier Prairie State Natural Area
Sauk County

A bit early in the season here; just a few spring ephemerals in bloom. The Ladies were looking for the pussytoes. Also a couple pale Sulphurs/Yellows of unidentified species.

May 18 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Grady W. Knowll/Greene Prairie, UW Arb
Dane County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

May 18 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Brockway Rd. various locations
Jackson County

May 19 2016

Dave Hogg

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

A female monarch was observed laying eggs in a large patch of common milkweed, oak savanna habitat at Pleasant Valley Conservancy. She spent at least 15 minutes visiting plants and appeared to deposit at least a dozen eggs, also clearly rejected some milkweed plants. We were able to find four plants with eggs; these plants varied from 4 to 9 inches in height.

Monarch egg

Monarch egg

Monarch

Monarch

May 19 2016

Daniel Jackson

Location: Onalaska Bike Trail
La Crosse County

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

May 19 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: St. Augustine Rd. near University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Field Station in Saukville
Ozaukee County

May 19 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Knorr Rd at Hwy 57 in Adell
Sheboygan County

May 19 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was a black form female.

May 19 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Walking Iron Co. Park North
Dane County

There were many small brown/orange butterflies in the fields and esp. the pasque flower prairie that probably were mostly Am. Coppers.

May 19 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Rettenmund Prairie SNA North
Dane County

May 19 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 19 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area
Ozaukee County

May 19 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Waubeka County Park in Fredonia
Ozaukee County

May 19 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: 9 Bogs east of Fifield
Price County

Sites are all adjacent to roads formed by the rectangle of Hwy 70 (1 on south), Forest Road 505/Hemlock Road (2 on east), FR 136/Gates lake Road (1 on south), and FR 137 (3 on east, 2 on west). The Frigga Fritillary and Jutta Arctic flights were just starting. Two of the Frigga Fritillaries were south of FR 136, and 1 was east of FR 505 5.4 miles south of Highway 70 by road mileage.

May 19 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Highway 8 Bog west of Bradley
Lincoln County

1.3 hours on the bog covering both north and south of the railroad. The Frigga Fritillaries were 5-20 meters south of the railroad tracks in area with lots of Dwarf Birch.

May 19 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy I in Adell
Sheboygan County

May 20 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA(Uplands only) and Our Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

77° Sunny. Couple-3 hours of fun. One area at Summerton Bog SNA was full of Coppers. Stopped counting Coppers while chasing down the Silver Blue who was kicking up loads of Coppers as it flew low over the Sorel and Lupine.

May 20 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: County Hwy I Powerline ROW barrens
Marinette County

One site is east of County I about 7 miles south of US Hwy 8, where County Forest Road 602 crosses two ATV trails underneath a powerline. All 8 Chryxus Arctics that we saw at this site were less than 150 meters north of FR 602 in and near the more westerly of two ATV trails. The 2nd site is one mile south of County Forest 602 on the east side of County I where the road crests a small hill. All 6 Chryxus Arctics that we saw at this site were on the north-facing slope or flat areas north of the hill crest near the (only) ATV trail.

May 20 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bogs
Forest County

Five bogs east of three Lakes in the Nicolet National Forest along Forest Road 2182 (4 bogs) and 2414 (1 bog), and 2 other bogs. 17 of the Red-disked Alpines and all 23 Freijas were on the bog north and northeast of Wolf Lake we accessed by walking 0.8 miles NE on the railroad grade west of Wolf Lake until reaching the snowmobile trail going southeast onto the bog. We saw one unidentified Mustard or West Virginia White.

May 20 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Dunbar Barrens SNA
Marinette County

We tried 5 open areas and found 1-15 Chryxus Arctics at each. The Columbine DW was at the edge of a savanna.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 20 2016

Armund Bartz

Location: Rush Creek State Natural Area
Crawford County

The Gorgone checkerspots and 15 dusted skippers were on first bluff prairie south of Rush crk rd. Five dusted skippers on second bluff south of RC Rd (only ridgetop examined). I spotted these during a Natural Resources Foundation field trip led by myself and Matt Zine.

May 20 2016

Kevin Brown

Location: Butler Lake State Recreation Area, Butler Lake Trail
Sheboygan County

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

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

May 20 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my neighbor's yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 20 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Nature Trail
Waukesha County

Lots of wildflowers in bloom. Lupine, Shooting star, Marsh marigold, Columbine.

american la

american la

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

American Copper

American Copper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

american co

american co

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 21 2016

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association Field Trip

Location: Bauer-Brockway Barrens
Jackson County

This is the 10th year for this SWBA field trip. 15 people participated and we found 22 species. Highlights were Dusted Skipper, 3 species of Elfin, Arctic Skipper, Common Ringlet and many Gorgone Checkerspots and Olympia Marbles. (The Swengels formed a 2nd party. Those results will be added in to be submitted as the Spring Wazee NABA Count.) Arctic Skipper photos by Lester Doyle and duskywing photos by Dan Sonnenberg.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Persius Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

May 21 2016

Ryan Chrouser

Location: Coon Forks County Park
Eau Claire County

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

May 21 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens at Dike 17, Stanton Road, and trails bwten Hunter Haven Road and Brockway Road 1-4 miles south of Catle Mound Road.
Jackson County

9:01-5:40 PM, 62-64 degrees F, sunny, 0.5 miles walking. 8 hours of walking and 12.9 miles covered. Every site except Dike 17 and Stanton Road was in the top Frosted Elfin complex we know in Jackson County. We also saw an unidentified Tiger Swallowtail, 4 unidentified elfins, 1 unidentified blue, 1 unidentified lady, and 20 unidentified duskywings.

May 21 2016

Ryan Chrouser

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

May 21 2016

Kevin Brown

Location: UW-Waukesha Field Station
Waukesha County

May 21 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Warm sunny afternoon. Also so one skipper but too quickly to identify. Got a good look at the Giant Swallowtail but a bad picture.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

American Lady

American Lady

May 21 2016

Mike Gruenke

Location: Navarino State Wildlife Area
Shawano County

It was sitting along the trail facing me, when I would walk way around it to try to get an open wing picture it would turn to keep facing me or would fly off about 10 feet. When I would repeat trying still to get the picture it would fly back where it had been or very close to it. I finally used my long lens to get a picture and cropped it ... alot.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

★ = New county photo record

May 21 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Pond at Brown Deer Library
Milwaukee County

May 21 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 21 2016

Dean Hansen

Location: Crex Meadows, Namekagon Barrens, points in-between
Burnett County

Ninth annual Crex to the Barrens spring butterfly trek, arranged through the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. Weather was lovely, participants were wonderful, butterflies were present, but in low numbers. Entire area is very dry--there were no puddles, no damp road gravel, hence no puddling butterflies. Bearberry on the Barrens crunched underfoot. Dreamy/Sleepy dusky wings (ten) were not differentiated.

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

May 21 2016

Ryan Chrouser

Location: Augusta Wildlife Area
Eau Claire County

May 21 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Highway 54 Bog
Jackson County

8:33-8:52 am, 62-64 degrees F, sunny, 0.5 miles walking.

May 22 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 22 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy 60 in Jackson
Washington County

May 22 2016

Kevin Brown

Location: Paradise Springs Nature Trail
Waukesha County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

May 22 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

If anyone wants to raise American Ladies, just plant Pearly Everlasting. This morning I found 3 early instars (and two nests) in one square foot of garden. They appear every year.

May 22 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Freistadt Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

May 22 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy 145 in Germantown
Washington County

May 22 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Intersection of FR 602 & 603
Marinette County

80° Sunny. 15 Minutes. Got out of SUV. Made a puddle behind it. Walked to intersection. Found a Chryxus. Took a few photos. Walked back. Checked puddle. Drove ahead 50 feet & turned around. A Chryxus was already at the puddle! HA!! Chryxus was the sole purpose of this visit.

Chryxus Arctic

Chryxus Arctic

Chryxus Arctic

Chryxus Arctic

Chryxus Arctic

Chryxus Arctic

May 22 2016

Jay Watson

Location: End of Vista Dr. Porterfield
Marinette County

May 22 2016

SkyDoos Ganci

Location: Sandberg Woods
Dane County

Sighted from our deck facing the Sandberg Woods

May 22 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens Near Bauer-Brockway
Jackson County

Sites within 1.5 miles west to 1/4 mile east of Brockway Road, from 1/2 mile south of Castle Mound Road to 3 miles north of Bauer Road.

May 22 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Kettle Moraine State Forest
Jefferson County

Just North of Young Road -Abandoned farm "uplands" field, burned off this spring and targeted to be restored. First Monarchs of the Season for me! Common Milkweeds were already up 4-6" in the burned off field. One unidentified Angle Wing.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

American Copper

American Copper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

May 22 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Ottawa Township, Kettle Moraine
Waukesha County

On Piper road just West of Ulrickson road intersection, a horse riding trail, as you travel south on it, by crossing a large field with "many acres' of Pussytoes The Pasque Prairie is found just to the West walking across the Pussytoes field!

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

American Lady

American Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

May 22 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Division Rd. in Jackson
Washington County

May 22 2016

Kevin Brown

Location: Southern Kettle Moraine SF Headquarters
Waukesha County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

May 22 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Pioneer Rd. in Germantown
Washington County

May 22 2016

Kevin Brown

Location: Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail
Waukesha County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

American Copper

May 22 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Rural roadsides about 7mi S. of Black River Falls
Jackson County

Anyone Out There - Any info on this moth??? greatly appreciated (green above/orange below)!

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

American Copper

American Copper

American Lady

American Lady

May 22 2016

Robert Bruss

Location: Sec 26 T29N R6E Town of Stettin
Marathon County

Single individual in woods

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

May 22 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: 76th Street in Mequon
Ozaukee County

May 22 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: West of Intersection of Goose Creek Road on Goodman Park Road
Forest County

80° Sunny 30 minutes. Saw the Whites while driving and had to check them out. The first one took me on a 1/4 mile hike after IDing it with the binocs. The second one only about 75 feet where she dived into the toothwort. That's when I looked around and noticed the toothwort blanketing the roadside beneath the hundreds of trilliums. The W.V. White was my quest at Ada Lake, but now I didn't have to look there.

May 22 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Riley Lake Wildlife Area
Price County

77° Sunny 2 hours total. Got out of my SUV and nearly tripped over the Frigga's. The Frieja was on the South Side of the road when I first saw it. Red Disk and Jutta were not flying while I was there. Spent a lot of time scanning the bog for them. My quest was for those 4 species.

May 23 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Itlis Prairie
Marquette County

86° Sunny Searching for 1st emergence Karner Blues.

May 23 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Shillinglaw Prairies
Waushara County

86° Sunny 1/2 hour. Searching for 1st emergence Karner Blues

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

May 23 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: Herbster on private land near the Cranberry river
Bayfield County

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

May 23 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Karner Blue Meadow SNA
Waushara County

Noticed while surveying for bees

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 23 2016

Jym Mooney

Location: Havenwoods State Forest, Milwaukee WI
Milwaukee County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

May 23 2016

K. Java

Location: My yard on Spirit Lake
Burnett County

It's been circling around my front yard for 2 days now. I can't recall ever seeing one in my yard before.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

May 23 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 23 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Town of Trenton, Newberg, Wi
Washington County

Our production farm, 78 degrees, sunny with mild winds, 3:30 Pm - 5 Pm.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

May 24 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Springwater Township: Karner Blue SNA
Waushara County

78 degrees, clearing but hot & humid. 1:00-2:30 Pm
A female Monarch makes her way through the meadow laying eggs on small Whorled Milkweed seedlings! Flushed two "Blue" butterflies that disappeared into the brush, I could not identify.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Monarch

Monarch

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

American Copper

American Copper

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

May 24 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Fields & Marsh
Marquette County

88° Mostly Cloudy. A couple trips to the marsh while the sun came out. Also saw a Mustard White laying eggs.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Mustard White egg

Mustard White egg

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

May 24 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

May 24 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Belmont Township: Emmons Creek SWA
Portage County

Cloudy trying to rain, foggy-misty, hot & muggy. NO KARNER's today!

American Lady

American Lady

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

American Copper

American Copper

May 24 2016

Dean Hansen

Location: Stolte Road, Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Positively ID'd six Karners, and followed a dozen more "blues" that refused to land. Lupine out very well along Stolte Road. Several presumed Gorgone Checkerspots also refused to land and be positively ID'd.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

May 24 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 25 2016

Daniel Jackson

Location: Holland Sand Prairie
La Crosse County

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

May 25 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Lincoln Ct. near Lake Camelot
Adams County

had one possible Karner's but never was able to confirm ID cause I was also watching childeren

May 25 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Male Black swallowtail nectaring on lilacs

May 25 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan road county property JK & KF
Waukesha County

Seventies, sunny.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

May 25 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Green Bay Road in Glendale
Milwaukee County

May 25 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: W. Grady Knoll/Greene Prairie Area, UW Arb
Dane County

May 25 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: North of Menomonie
Dunn County

FOY Monarch! It was moving fast with the wind ahead of the storm front. Just a few feet from the ground but it never landed for a photo.

May 25 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Road in Mequon
Ozaukee County

May 25 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Elementary
Milwaukee County

May 25 2016

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

May 25 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 25 2016

Kate Redmond

Location: near Cedarburg Bog
Ozaukee County

Went out in the field with the dog at noon and a monarch floated by, found a milkweed I hadn't noticed yet, and laid an egg on it. Tiger swallowtails starting May 17.

May 25 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

This was my first Monarch of 2016! I was ready to take a great picture when my battery needed replacing. Once I replaced the battery, however, the Monarch was gone.

I saw more than 15 of the Six-spotted Tiger Beetles in a small area on the gravel trail.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

May 25 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

May 26 2016

Dean Hansen

Location: St. Joseph Twp. 4 miles E of Houlton
St. Croix County

Seen on five-acre hillside, old field vegetation

May 26 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA
Dunn County

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Giant Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

American Copper

American Copper

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

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

May 26 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

May 26 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Green Bay Ave. in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 26 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

May 26 2016

Dave Hogg

Location: UW Arlington Agricultural Research Station
Columbia County

At 11:30 am, Monarch flew by, did not stop although milkweed was available. It was windy, mostly sunny, mid 70's.

May 26 2016

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: Various Stops Around Lake Wisconsin
Columbia County

Late afternoon...sunny mid-low 80's. Made Stops at various beach areas and public boat landings around Lake Wisconsin.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 26 2016

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Found at least a dozen tiny American Lady caterpillars on pussy toes at the edge of our woods!

May 26 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

May 26 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Namekagon Barrens, Dry Landing Rd & St Croix Rd
Burnett County

57° Cloudy> 72° Sunny. 10 AM - 12:30 PM. Got to play tag with KJava and her birding friends who ended up looking at a lot of butterflies.
Wet sand & scat were popular with the butterflies. Osprey was out in the center of the barrens.

Osprey

Osprey

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

May 26 2016

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Went looking for Olympia Marbles, but I ended up being too late in the season for them. Most butterfly activity was taking place beyond the treeless part of the trail, but before the forested part (i.e., where there were some trees but not dense). A few tiger beetle species were also seen (Oblique Lined, Big Sand, Festive).

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

May 26 2016

Jenn jackson

Location: West side of Madison
Dane County

Spotted while running errands near West Towne Mall.

May 26 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Crex Meadows, James & Hilda's Corner Roads
Burnett County

81° Mostly Sunny 1:30-3:30 PM. Saw a tiny Blue and disregarded it the first 2 times I viewed it thru binocs. After taking its photo and blowing it up I saw a tiny tail and orange spot. Hurray! Saw an orange skippers shoot by. Looked and looked, and just before I left they showed themselves again.

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

May 26 2016

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

May 26 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
Dodge County

80 degrees, sunny, windy.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

May 26 2016

Ryan Chrouser

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

American Copper

American Copper

★ = New county photo record

May 26 2016

Linda Jensen

Location: Meadow Valley Wildlife Area--mult sites
Juneau County

Windy day--saw many other butterflies and bugs but they were too fast for me to identify.

American Copper

American Copper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

May 26 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Douglas County Wildlife Area
Douglas County

1/2 hour at 3 barrens spots along Stuckey Lake Road, with poor weather

May 26 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens near Brule
Douglas County

Mostly sunny, 75 degrees F

May 26 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bogs near Amnicon lake and Moose Junction
Douglas County

2 bogs along Highway 35 north of Moose Junction, 2 south of Milchesky Road, 3 bordering County Highway A (Bear Lake bogs) south of Amnicon lake, and Lyman Lake Bog. Good weather. Red-disked Alpines were on 4 different bogs. We saw one Frigga Fritillary on the east Moose Junction Bog and one on Bear Lake SW. We saw Jutta Arctics on every bog except on the usually good bog for Juttas, West Moose Junction. We saw Freija Fritillaries on every bog except the two Moose Junction bogs and Bear Lake SW.

May 27 2016

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: 97th and Rogers, West Allis
Milwaukee County

May 27 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Port Washington Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

May 27 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Highland Woods in Mequon
Ozaukee County

May 27 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Highland Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

May 27 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 27 2016

Dory Rufli

Location: Private property/ Pleasant Prairie
Kenosha County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

May 27 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: Blackhawk Lake State Park
Iowa County

Many (25+) Cicindela repanda also seen.

May 27 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Plainfield Tunnel Channel Lakes SNA
Waushara County

Stopped to check the Fassett's Locoweed, which is just starting to bloom. I noticed several weeks ago that something has been eating the tender flower buds of these plants. I was surprised to see the Silvery Blue in the parking lot.

May 27 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Mostly cloudy, with some drizzle and temps in the low 70s. 2:00-5:30pm.

Decorated Owlet

Decorated Owlet

Decorated Owlet

Decorated Owlet

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

May 28 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

The monarch was nectaring on irises.

May 28 2016

Rose Tiegs

Location: Home in Oneida
Outagamie County

Tiger beetle back again this year feasting on ants.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

May 28 2016

Mike Gruenke

Location: Navarino State Wildlife Area
Shawano County

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

★ = New county photo record

May 28 2016

Lester Doyle

Location: Wildenberg Sand Prairie (Lodi Town Park
Columbia County

Spittle Bug

Spittle Bug

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

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

May 28 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Ice Age Trail Verona
Dane County

This segment of the trail heads south from the Verona baseball fields along Badger Mill Creek. A riparian environment with lots of willow - prime habitat for the Viceroys. There are branch trails into woods and open fields. Nicely maintained. Recommended.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

May 28 2016

Linda Jensen

Location: Near or @ Sandhill Crane Wildlife Area
Wood County

American Lady

American Lady

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Lupine

Lupine

May 28 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: "Old Abe War Eagle" Historical Wayside-Wildflower Trail, Hwy 178, 10mi S. of Cornell
Chippewa County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

May 28 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Mud Lake Fen & Wet Prairie SNA
Jefferson County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

May 28 2016

Linda Jensen

Location: Meadow Valley wildlife area--multiple sites
Juneau County

Lots of lupine, but few Karners.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

American Copper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

May 28 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Badger Prairie Community Garden
Dane County

Seen heading toward Kevin and Raul's plot...

May 28 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw a camouflaged looper caterpillar on smooth blue aster and a female cecropia moth

Cecropia Moth

Cecropia Moth

Camouflaged Looper caterpillar

Camouflaged Looper caterpillar

May 29 2016

Peter Fissel

Location: N. Kettle Moraine St. Forest - Haushalter Ln
Fond du Lac County

Excited to finally see my lifer Arctic Skipper! Both skippers on horse dung along a bridal path

May 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Town Hall Rd. in Kewaskum
Washington County

May 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest in Green Bush
Sheboygan County

American Lady

American Lady

May 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

I also saw a yellow swallowtail from a distance on nearby Donges Bay Rd.

May 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Ridge Road in Kewaskum
Washington County

May 29 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Stewart County Park near Mount Horeb
Dane County

10 species. 3 Swallowtails. Very pleasant.

May 29 2016

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: Fifield
Price County

Just south of Fifield. The sun came out after much rain.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

May 29 2016

Vicki Sokolowski

Location: North of Ladysmith WI at the Home Farm
Rusk County

There was some split milk out in our cow corral and the butterflies were busy drinking the milk/water mixture in the mud.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

May 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy 33 in West Bend
Washington County

I also saw a yellow swallowtail from a distance.

May 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy 145 in Germantown
Washington County

May 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Wild Wood Rd. in West Bend
Washington County

May 29 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Bean Lake SNA
Jefferson County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

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

May 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mauthe Lake
Fond du Lac County

May 29 2016

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi Marsh Ice Age Trail
Columbia County

Mid-afternoon, Very windy, even in the wooded sections, Mostly sunny and in the low 80's. Also saw a cool Robberfly in the wooded section. (Robber fly is either Laphria atkis or Laphria sericea. These cannot be told apart by a photo. Mike)

Laphria atkis/sericea

Laphria atkis/sericea

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

May 29 2016

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino wildlife area
Shawano County

Windy with scattered rain showers. The Eastern Swallowtail was a female in black form. Also three other tiger swallowtails.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 29 2016

Lester Doyle

Location: Wildenberg Sand Prairie (Lodi Town Park)
Columbia County

Late afternoon...mix of clouds and sunshine.

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

★ = New county photo record

May 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Kewaskum Maple-Oak Woods State Natural Area on S. Mill Rd.
Washington County

I also saw several Six-spotted Tiger Beetles.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

White-striped Black Moth

White-striped Black Moth

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

White-striped Black Moth

White-striped Black Moth

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

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

May 29 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

The female Cecropia Moth I saw yesterday attracted a mate!
Still waiting to see my first Monarch this year. Also saw a Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Cecropia Moth

Cecropia Moth

May 29 2016

Nick Gremban

Location: Loon Rapids Road, Mountain
Oconto County

Weather: Partly cloudy with intermittent showers, highs in the 70s.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

May 29 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Pine L. off Holcombe Flowage, 1.5 mi N. of Holcombe
Chippewa County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

May 29 2016

Kevin Brown

Location: UW-Waukesha Field Station, Prairie Loop Trail
Waukesha County

Intermittent sun, windy. Temperature 70.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

May 29 2016

SkyDoos Ganci

Location: Sandberg Woods
Dane County

One butterfly

May 29 2016

SkyDoos Ganci

Location: Sandberg Woods
Dane County

One butterfly on our front patio

May 29 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Astico and other locations east of Columbus
Dodge County

80 degrees, sunny, very windy.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

May 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Kettle Moraine Dr. in New Fane
Fond du Lac County

There were lots of dragonflies in the fields. I also saw a Six-spotted Tiger Beetle.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

May 30 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

1 of the Black swallowtails hung around the yard almost all day, not nectaring, just basking I guess mostly on young milkweed shoots.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

May 30 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Bauer Brockway Area & Dike 17
Jackson County

85° Mostly Sunny 9-2:30 PM Personal best day(solo) Stanton Creek Rd, Hunters Haven(Danger huge mud hole that I almost got stuck in, but most of the list came from these first 2 places), Brockway S(Frosted Elfin) to N & Dike 17(Pink Edge Sulphur). Wild Indigo Duskywings were on a huge Crown Vetch patch on Hunters Haven.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

May 30 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 30 2016

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Archery range trails at Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

May 30 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Eagle Heights Community Garden
Dane County

May 30 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Hundreds of people enjoying the beach. Walked for 30 minutes on the lakeshore trail. First Monarchs for me this year.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

May 30 2016

David Fjeld

Location: Emerald WI
St. Croix County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 30 2016

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

May 30 2016

Terry Leasa

Location: South end of Theresa Marsh
Washington County

Only saw two butterflies one was what I thought might have been a distant Northern Crescent but now I think it might have been a second Arctic Skipper.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

May 30 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Near intersection of Hwy 14 and Moore Rd.
Richland County

May 30 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Iowa County

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

May 30 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Caroline Lake bog
Iron County

1/2 hour, good weather.

May 30 2016

Lori Widmann

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

Persius Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

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

May 30 2016

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Indian Lake County Park
Dane County

Also had an anglewing fly-by, some unidentified grass-skippers, and a number of white-striped black moths.
Tod watched an Eastern Kingbird catch and eat a Common Whitetail dragonfly; also saw 2 Yellow-billed Cuckoos.

May 30 2016

Tod Highsmith

Location: Our East Side Madison backyard
Dane County

My first Monarch of the year.

May 30 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Emmons Creek Fishery Area, 3rd Ave.
Portage County

Also two flyby Tiger Swallowtails. All Karner Blues were male. I stayed mainly in the barrens area looking for tiger beetles and robber flies.

Holopogon sp.

Holopogon sp.

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

May 30 2016

Linda Jensen

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

Krazy Karner Day! Visited 4 different sites, most were at/near Visitor Center loop, and a fair number at the Lupine Loop. They were very active with one another.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

May 30 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bogs 13-16 miles east of Fifield
Price County

Eight bogs on the 4 roads of the rectangle formed by Highway 70 (bog on south), Forest Road 505/Hemlock Road (2 bogs on east), Forest Road 136/Gates lake Road (bog on south), and Forest Road 137/Riley Lake Road (3 bogs on east, one on west). We also surveyed 2 bog roadsides and counted Tiger Swallowtails along the road as we drove. The Frigga Fritillary and Jutta Arctic counts at our long-term monitoring sites are lower than usual. The bogs were wetter than average, which is not a good risk factor for finding high numbers of those two species.

May 30 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Blue River Bluff SNA and Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Grant County

This female Columbine Duskywing is laying an egg on the underside of a Columbine leaf.

Columbine Duskywing

Columbine Duskywing

Columbine Duskywing

Columbine Duskywing

May 30 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Along Hwy 60 southwest of Sauk City.
Sauk County

Tiger photo by Dorothy. In 1970 Common Ringlet was known only from Burnett Co. It has gradually spread south over the past 46 years. Dorothy spotted one today and saw it when it landed. This could be the southern-most sighting in the state.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

☆ = New county sighting record

May 30 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA
Dunn County

FOY Red-spotted Purples.

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

American Copper

American Copper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 31 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

I also saw one Six-spotted Tiger Beetle.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

May 31 2016

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton in Chippewa River floodplain
Chippewa County

Out for a very brief time midday. Did not have a camera with me. I was struck that there were more butterflies flying then I had previously seen this year.

May 31 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Center
Ozaukee County

I also saw six Six-spotted Tiger Beetles.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail