Butterfly sightings for June 2016

Jun 1 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

I also saw one Six-spotted Tiger Beetle.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 1 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

I also saw more than 20 Six-spotted Tiger Beetles.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 1 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: N. Gates Lake Rd & Riley Lake Rd.
Price County

74° Mostly Cloudy>Mostly Sunny>Mostly Cloudy, But it was REALLY windy! Only Jutta I saw got blown back into the bog as soon as it cleared the bushes. Nice to see Alex H. & Grandpa Don.
The bear didn't poop in the woods. He pooped on the road, so . . . I scooped it up and placed it along Gates Lake Rd. 4 spots over 1/4 mile. When I walked back to #2(snicker) had an Arctic Skipper while the first one had 2 Swallowtails until a Hobomok scared them off.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Dragon's-Mouth

Dragon's-Mouth

Jun 1 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Around 4pm, my FOY monarch came fluttering through the yard!

Jun 1 2016

Joan Vennie

Location: Dunlap Hollow/Wilkinson Roads
Dane County

The roadsides have not been mowed yet, so there were a good variety of nectar sources. The swallowtails were attracted to large patches of Dame's Rocket.

American Copper

American Copper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 1 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 1 2016

Dory Rufli

Location: Pleasant Prairie
Kenosha County

About 5pm in large field on private property

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 1 2016

Scott Swengel

Location: Mirror Lake Pine Barrens
Sauk County

40 minutes, good weather. These were the 1st Ringlets Ann or I have seen this far south in Wisconsin. All 3 (or 4) Ringlets were just west of Hastings Road and on the trail or east of the trail that parallels Hastings Road.

Jun 1 2016

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Maxville Township - private land
Buffalo County

Sand prairie area with native habitat interspersed with logging damage and planted pines.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

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

Jun 1 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: Riley Lake Area, mostly Riley Lake Rd
Price County

This count is a combination of both June 1 and May 31. Cicindela limbalis, longilabris, tranquebarica, formosa, and scutellaris also seen.

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

American Copper

American Copper

Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle

Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle

Jun 2 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hawthorne Rd.
Ozaukee County

Jun 2 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Kusel Lake County Park
Waushara County

Jun 2 2016

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Lincoln Township - Prairie Haven farm
Buffalo County

I've seen a few of these in the last week, and finally got a good photo.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 2 2016

Mike Reese

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

Saw 5 tiger swallowtails but only able to ID 3. One was a black form female. I still haven't seen a Monarch.

Jun 2 2016

Scott Swengel

Location: Phlox Moth sites between Millston and Black River Falls
Jackson County

I searched for Phlox Moths at 13-14 areas where we maintain long-term Phlox Moth monitoring, plus Dike 17 just for butterflies. 8.5 hours.

Jun 2 2016

Muffy Barrett

Location: Baraboo Township, Bluestem Farm
Sauk County

It just about disappeared when it stopped flying, but sat still long enough for me to get some nice pictures. Old field/ young orchard (minimally managed). I didn't keep track of what else I saw.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

★ = New county photo record

Jun 2 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

I saw more than eight Six-spotted Tiger Beetles and there were hundreds of green damselflies on the trail along the Northern Branch of the Milwaukee River. I also saw more than ten White Striped Black Moths. I wasn't able to positively identify a duskywing or several skippers.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

White-striped Black Moth

White-striped Black Moth

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 2 2016

Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh North Unit
Dane County

Also glimpsed a likely Least Skipper.

Jun 2 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Red Banks Alvar SNA
Brown County

Walking the property with the property manager Joe Henry

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 2 2016

Peter Vachuska

Location: Eisenbahn State Trail, West Bend
Washington County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 2 2016

Jay Watson

Location: DNR Service Center Howard
Brown County

While walking across parking lot

Jun 2 2016

Alon Coppens

Location: Phoenix Park, edge of Chippewa River
Eau Claire County

Late morning, partly cloudy, 60 degrees.

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 2 2016

Alon Coppens

Location: Chippewa River floodplain, Town of Wheaton
Chippewa County

Partly cloudy, midday, about 65 degrees. Giant Swallowtails seen at wood edge, Common Ringlets very numerous in grassy field, Little Wood Satyrs in both woods and fields. Viceroy at edge of pond.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 2 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Greene Prairie, UW Arb
Dane County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 2 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedar Creek Rd.
Ozaukee County

Jun 3 2016

Mary Friesen

Location: Town of Greenfield
Sauk County

I'm new at this. But I have been told this is a Pearl Crescent.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 3 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Schoenberg Marsh WPA, Mud Lake WLA & Rocky Run WLA
Columbia County

85° Sunny

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 3 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Granville Rd. and Crest View
Ozaukee County

Jun 3 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Pine River Fishery Area west of Wild Rose
Waushara County

Also 3 tiger swallowtails

Jun 3 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Donges Bay Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jun 3 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 3 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Horns Corners adjacent to Cedar Creek in Cedarburg
Ozaukee County

Jun 3 2016

Janis Watts

Location: Town of Washington, Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire County

Saw this one hanging around my peonies!

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 3 2016

Tara Nelson

Location: Porter Township
Rock County

Jun 3 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: French Creek SWA
Columbia County

Photo of Harris' Checkerspot by Dorothy.

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

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

Jun 3 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Grand River Marsh
Green Lake County

Photo by Dorothy.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 3 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens between Millston and Black River Falls
Jackson County

5 hours. Karner Blue population monitoring surveys at our Karner Blue long-term monitoring sites at Stanton Creek Road, Castle Mound Road, Brockway Road, Bauer Road, Cemetery Road, and Dike 17. Among Karners we could tell the gender of, 75% were males. Counting the Wood County Karner Blue L-t sites, we saw 391 Karners today. We saw 75 Ringlets in 1/2 hour at Dike 17, a new record high of Ringlets for one of central Wisconsin L-t sites. In 2002 at Dike 17 I saw our 1st Central Wisconsin Ringlet.

Jun 3 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

I also saw some very interesting day flying moths including the White Striped Black Moth, a caterpillar, a fly, Six-spotted Tiger Beetles, and plants including a Small Yellow Lady Slipper.

Eight-spotted Forester

Eight-spotted Forester

White-striped Black Moth

White-striped Black Moth

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

American Lady

American Lady

Early Horse-gentian

Early Horse-gentian

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Small Yellow Lady's-slipper

Small Yellow Lady's-slipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Snipe fly sp.

Snipe fly sp.

Jun 3 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Wauwatosa Rd. and Cty C
Ozaukee County

Jun 3 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens in and near Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

2 hours. Four Karner Blue long-term (L-t) monitoring sites bordering County Hwy X, and one L-t site inside Sandhill. The Karner total was above the long-term average for these sites. 78% of the Karners we saw were males.

Jun 3 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: French Creek SWA and Grand River Marsh
Marquette County

Happy to find the Silvery Blue and Harris' Checkerspots. Our first Monarch of the year.

American Copper

American Copper

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 3 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road and Swan Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

I also saw a skipper and either a monarch or viceroy. The Black Swallowtail disturbed the monarch or viceroy in the middle of the prairie and it flew up in the air and then dropped back into the plants, and I never saw it again.

Jun 3 2016

Alon Coppens

Location: wn of Wheaton, 5 mi West of Chippewa Falls. Private grassland..
Chippewa County

Little Wood Satyrs outnumbering Ringlets today but both numerous. First Red admiral I have seen this year. Tore open a lot of rolled-up nettle leaves looking for the cats but the ones i found were not Red Admirals.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 4 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

If you plant it they will come. Every one of the 25-30 Pearly Everlasting plants in 1 sq ft of our garden now hosts a "nest" for American Lady cats. Not sure if the plants can grow fast enough, or whether the ladies will eat themselves out of house and home.

Jun 4 2016

Daniel Jackson

Location: Stoddard Sand Prairie, Upper Mississippi NWR near sewage treatment ponds
Vernon County

Jun 4 2016

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson Property, rural Chaseburg
Vernon County

Jun 4 2016

Jessica Gorzo

Location: Rocky Run
Columbia County

Jun 4 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 4 2016

Kevin Brown

Location: UW-Waukesha Field Station
Waukesha County

More Little Wood-Satyrs than I could count. Overcast, 70s, calm wind. Also saw an unidentified moth.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 4 2016

Kevin Brown

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 4 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 4 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

I also saw either a monarch or viceroy in the middle of the prairie. In addition, I saw two White-striped Black Moths and a deer.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 4 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: N. 55th Street in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 4 2016

Mike Reese

Location: my backyard in Wautoma
Waushara County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 4 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

A cool morning, so not a lot flying. Found my FOY Wood-Satyr and Silver-sp Skipper. Also, two Tiger Swallowtails.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 5 2016

Tod Highsmith and Joan Braune

Location: Pleasant Valley SNA
Dane County

The Baltimore Checkerspots were fresh and beautiful. Also saw American Lady caterpillars rolled up in pussytoe leaves.

Jun 5 2016

John Halle

Location: Town of Empire, Fond du Lac my driveway
Fond du Lac County

Sunday afternoon on a gravel pile on my driveway

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 5 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Sauk Prairie Recreation Area
Sauk County

Relatively few BFs seen on a warm sunny day during an hour's exploration of multiple locations within the reserve.

Jun 5 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Wildlife Area
Adams County

Four of the six Purplish Coppers were near Archer Road or along this road. We think today's Ringlets found by Ann (1 right next to Archer Road, 1 south of Akron Avenue) are our first sightings of this species at Leola.

Jun 5 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County

It’s not the best photo of a Hobomok Skipper, it was in our garage window during a thunderstorm. I captured a few poor quality photos and released it outside after the storm.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

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

Jun 5 2016

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Riverland area
Sauk County

Very windy conditions. It's looking like Common Ringlets are happy in Sauk County (3rd sighting reported this week). I'll be watching for them in Dane County!

Jun 5 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: near Mazomanie, rural roads and a few areas at Blackhawk Ridge
Dane County

Giant swallowtails, Eastern tiger swallowtails, and little wood-satyrs were everywhere you looked.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 5 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

I also saw 5+ skippers zipping by in the breeze.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 5 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan road county property JK and KF
Waukesha County

Sunny, in the 60's, quite windy.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 5 2016

Kate Redmond

Location: Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area
Ozaukee County

Most sightings were in the public use area accessed from the Highway 33 parking lot. Lots of Racket-tailed emeralds, corporals, common whitetails, and baskettail dragonflies, too. (A few "Skipper sp," too)

Jun 5 2016

Pat Hawkey

Location: 1335 Alpine Road
Green County

This was sighted outside my home sitting on a patch of dirt

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 5 2016

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 5 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Karner Blue Meadow SNA
Waushara County

>90% of our survey route in the Lupine barrens was burned. The lake is so high that there is not much shallow or moist edge for Purplish Copper habitat at the moment.

Jun 5 2016

Chuck Petters

Location: Emmons Creek Road. Emmons Creek SFA
Portage County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 6 2016

David Czoschke

Location: Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 6 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pewaukee Lake
Waukesha County

Most unusual picture category. My neighbor found a muskie floating, mounted the head on a tree near the lake and came back to find this butterfly perched. I thought he had photo shopped it, but it is real.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 6 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Interstate State Park
Polk County

Jun 6 2016

Tod Highsmith

Location: Brooklyn Wildlife Area, near Belleville
Dane County

Butterflies sighted whilst being serenaded by a Yellow-breasted Chat.

Jun 6 2016

Julie Rigers

Location: Town of Woodman, Barker Hollow Road
Grant County

Jun 6 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Elementary
Milwaukee County

Jun 6 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

I also saw one Six-spotted Tiger Beetle.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 6 2016

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Jun 6 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jun 6 2016

Peter Vachuska

Location: Sandy Knoll Co. Park
Washington County

Cool, sunny, late morning.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 6 2016

Dory Rufli

Location: Private property/Pleasant Prairie!
Kenosha County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 7 2016

Mike Reese

Location: west of Auroraville
Waushara County

My first Monarch of the season!

Jun 7 2016

David Czoschke

Location: Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 8 2016

Peter Fissel

Location: Albany SWA
Green County

Tons of Little Wood-Satyrs here. Also lots of Ebony Jewelwings down the wooded trail at the end of Conservation Road.

Jun 8 2016

Peter Fissel

Location: Brooklyn SWA
Dane County

Another skipper got away from me - probably another Hobomok.

Jun 8 2016

Scott Swengel

Location: Grand River Marsh
Marquette County

Butterflies--except one--weren't yet active because the dew was so heavy. Silvery Blues occur regularly in late May/early June west of the road to the dam at the SW part of the marsh, 0.2-0.35 miles north of County B.

Jun 8 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: East Dubuque area to Potosi
Grant County

Dorothy's photo of Emperor.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 8 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Ipswich and Hardscrabble SNA
Lafayette County

Also heard Dickcissel.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 8 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: White River Marsh
Green Lake County

One lupine barrens monitored for Karner Blues long-term, and 6 grassland bird surveys, one of which is also a Karner monitoring site.

Jun 8 2016

Scott Swengel

Location: International Crane Foundation
Sauk County

40 minutes

Jun 8 2016

Scott Swengel

Location: John Shillinglaw's praires and barrens west of Dakota
Waushara County

1 hour. The Purplish Copper was a worn male in the NE-part of the site, perched on a lupine.

Jun 8 2016

Lori Widmann

Location: Town of Eau Pleine - Stratford
Marathon County

In addition to butterflies:
2 images of Robber Fly (Laphria sacrator)
1 image of female Robber Fly (Laphria flavicollis)
1 image of Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Laphria sacrator

Laphria sacrator

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Laphria flavicollis

Laphria flavicollis

Laphria sacrator

Laphria sacrator

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Jun 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty Y and Cty T
Ozaukee County

Jun 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area on Hwy 33
Ozaukee County

I also saw a Six-spotted Tiger Beetle, two White-striped moths and Small Yellow Lady Slippers in the bog.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Small Yellow Lady's-slipper

Small Yellow Lady's-slipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 8 2016

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, private grassland
Chippewa County

Sunny, fairly calm, about 70 degrees.

Jun 8 2016

Deb Pritchard

Location: N6301 Forest Road
Dodge County

This Red-spotted Purple hung around the back yard for at least 2 hours feeding in the grass and at times in the pile of gravel left by a recent concrete project (our patio)

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 8 2016

Dory Rufli

Location: Private property Pleasant Prairie
Kenosha County

Sunny, breezy and cool.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 8 2016

Peter Fissel

Location: Mount Vernon SWA
Dane County

NRF field trip to an interesting State Wildlife Area in the early stages of restoration. Lots of habitat variety - good potential for a future SWBA field trip. Little Wood-Satyrs were everywhere.

Jun 8 2016

Jessica Steeves

Location: Town of Center
Outagamie County

Including several black form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtails.

Jun 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy C and Granville Rd.
Ozaukee County

Jun 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy I and Hwy 33
Ozaukee County

Jun 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedar Sauk Rd. and Cty Y
Ozaukee County

Jun 8 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Curtis Prairie, UW Arb
Dane County

At least 10 more small, very orange butterflies flitting around - likely most were least skippers.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

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'sum

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Highland Rd. and Granville Rd.
Ozaukee County

Jun 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 8 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

78° Sunny 3:30-4:30 PM. Doreen and I took a quick trip at the end of the afternoon.
First Azure this week. Real fresh. Been seeing European Skippers in the Meadow on 3 outings this week. Monarch was after 6 PM.

Harvester

Harvester

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 8 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Prairie Moraine County Park, Verona
Dane County

The little wood-satyrs were very active. One of them sat very briefly on a leaf, but I wasn't quick enough to get a photo.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area on Cedar Sauk Rd.
Ozaukee County

I also saw a large Snapping Turtle in the woods, a Wood Chuck, lots of light blue damselflies, one White-spotted Black Moth and two Blues.

Woodchuck

Woodchuck

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

bluet sp.

bluet sp.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

I also saw one Six-spotted Tiger Beetle.

Jun 9 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Archer Avenue at Carpenter Creek
Waushara County

Seen while Atlasing birds. Only the third site in the county where I have seen this butterfly.

Jun 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

I also saw a White-striped Black Moth, six Six-spotted Tiger Beetles, a green dragonfly and a yellow moth joined to a Pearl Crescent.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Pondhawk female

Eastern Pondhawk female

Pearl Crescent and moth

Pearl Crescent and moth

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Xanthotype sp.

Xanthotype sp.

Pearl Crescent and moth

Pearl Crescent and moth

Pearl Crescent and moth

Pearl Crescent and moth

Viceroy

Viceroy

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 9 2016

Lori Widmann

Location: Town of Eau Pleine - Stratford
Marathon County

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 9 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Prairie west of Hwy C.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 10 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Fish Lake and Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Abundant lupine in maximum bloom. All of the KBs were seen at Fish Lake (Stolte Road).

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 10 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Glocke Lake Bog
Oconto County

36 minutes. This might be our highest count of Bog Fritillaries on any bog in 30 years of searching for the species. By comparison, we surveyed 30 Bog Fritillary bogs (at least 28 of which were inside this year's Bog Fritillary flight period) in the 2.5 days and found a total of only 40 other Bog Frits.

Jun 10 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Nicolet National Forest Bogs
Forest County

Seven bogs east of Three Lakes in the Nicolet National Forest along Forest Roads 2182, 2174, and 2414, and two other bogs. The Frigga Fritillary was at a traditional site west of FR 2174 a scant 3 miles north of FR 2813.

Jun 10 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 10 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Private family land on Cty T in the Town of Alban
Portage County

I also saw a Six-spotted Tiger Beetle, an Eight-spotted Forester, eight yellow Swallowtails, six Duskywings, a Turkey laying in a sandy depression, a Pileated Woodpecker and a Baltimore Oriole nest.

Baltimore Oriole nest

Baltimore Oriole nest

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

European Skipper

European Skipper

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 10 2016

David Czoschke

Location: White River Prairie-Tamaracks SNA
Green Lake County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 10 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

All before noon, so not a lot flying. Also had two or three Tiger Swallowtails and a little Robber fly action. Lots of dragonflies. NO Monarchs.

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Laphria janus

Laphria janus

Jun 10 2016

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Lincoln township - Prairie Haven Farm
Buffalo County

This is the earliest - by far - I've ever found this species here. My previous earliest date was August 31.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jun 10 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Seen near the tower while pulling garlic mustard.

Jun 10 2016

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Also saw a white butterfly but no id.

Jun 10 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Faville Prairie SNA
Jefferson County

7 pm, hazy, 90F

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 10 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy 145 in Germantown
Washington County

Jun 11 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Private family land on Cty T in the Town of Alban
Portage County

Least Skippers were everywhere! They were nectaring on Yellow and Orange Hawkweed and Vetch along with Common Ringlets. I also saw 20+ yellow swallowtails, two duskywings, four Eight-spotted Foresters, a White-striped Black Moth, many other interesting moths and insects, a Wood Frog and a baby Snapping Turtle which I rescued from the Road. I also saw one Blue and a couple of Skippers.

Eight-spotted Forester

Eight-spotted Forester

Wood Frog

Wood Frog

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Snapping Turtle

Snapping Turtle

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

European Skipper

European Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 11 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Korth Park, Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Sunny, 87F, 2:45 pm

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 11 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Temp in the 80's and humid. Only saw 1 monarch and only found 1 monarch egg. Saw a few grass skippers, unable to ID, an eight spotted forester moth, yellowed collared scape moth and Virginia ctenucha moth. Found 9 cecropia moth eggs under lilac bushes

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Cecropia eggs

Cecropia eggs

Jun 11 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Nature Trail
Waukesha County

Jun 11 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Low Prairie Hwy 67
Waukesha County

Very warm, partly cloudy, windy. Also saw some blues.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

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

Jun 11 2016

William Mueller

Location: Whitman Dam SWA
Buffalo County

Jun 11 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Bean Lake SNA
Jefferson County

6 pm, 85F, sunny

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

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

Jun 11 2016

Lori Widmann

Location: Town of Eau Pleine - Stratford
Marathon County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 11 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

93° Sunny & Muggy. Garage sale day. Had 8 species while sitting and "saling". Afternoon trip to a sloppy wet marsh full of hungry mosquitoes. Buckeye was on rise behind our house.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 11 2016

Dory Rufli

Location: Private property/ Pleasant Prairie
Kenosha County

Jun 11 2016

Peter Thornquist

Location: Good Hope Island, Milwaukee River
Milwaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 11 2016

Peter Thornquist

Location: Mequon
Ozaukee County

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 11 2016

Marianne Diericks

Location: rural Roberts, WI
St. Croix County

The Common Ringlet was located in a restored prairie.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

★ = New county photo record

Jun 11 2016

Kim Wheeler

Location: Fish Lake Wildlife Area: County Road O and Southwest Dike Cutoff Trail
Burnett County

Lots of lupine on Southwest Dike Cutoff, many Karners flying, some fresh, some ragged, both males and females. Red-spotted Purple!!!!!! on mineral pool along trail with White Admirals and Northern Crescents.

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 11 2016

Debra Rade

Location: Toft Point, Baileys Harbor
Door County

Seen along the trail in Toft Point on the thimbleberry. Found in the late afternoon.

Jun 11 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County

Got great looks at the Common Ringlet and the Arctic Skipper but by the time I got back out with a camera I was unable to relocate them.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 11 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Lake Superior coastal bogs
Bayfield County

One bog each near Cornucopia and Bark Bay, and two near Port Wing. These are our slowest Wisconsin Bog Fritillary sites, so we were stunned we saw 10 Bog Fritillaries this early on one of them. The Arctic Skippers were along the road that runs parallel to the south side of Bark Bay.

Jun 11 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bogs in The Barrens south of Cornucopia
Bayfield County

Two bogs in The Barrens south of Cornucopia near County Hwy C and near Forest Road 236, plus butterflies seen on 3 miles of walking through barrens and woods to access these bogs.

Jun 11 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Toft Pt and Ridges Rd Area
Door County

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 11 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Drummond Kettlehole Bogs
Bayfield County

Bogs near Roger Lake, Crane lake, and two bogs around Wishbone Lake. Normally these sites combine for high Bog Frit numbers. We'll try again.

Jun 11 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Laehn Ridge Rd.
Buffalo County

Seen while doing surveys for the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas.

Jun 11 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Quick stop on my way home. Saw three additional tiger swallowtails and 2 sulphurs.

Jun 11 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Lamb's Creek SWA
Dunn County

Lots of Red-spotted Purples/Admirals with varying amount of white in the forewing. Also, 3 or 4 Tiger Swallowtails that did not land for an ID. Humid and 80+ degrees by 11am.

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Viceroy

Viceroy

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

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

Jun 11 2016

Dory Rufli

Location: Private Property / Pleasant Prairie
Kenosha County

Tried to get a pic with the wings open! Sunny, warm, breezy day.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 12 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bogs near Amnicon Lake and Moose Junction
Douglas County

Six bogs near Amnicon lake and two north of Moose Junction. This is the 3rd or 4th time we've seen all 4 spring wetland Bolorias in the same day at one set of bogs. The Freija Fritillary was 3 meters from Bog Fritillary on Milchesky Road "1.15" Bog. The Frigga was at Moose Junction east bog.

Jun 12 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Minong Bog
Washburn County

Bog about 8 miles east of Minong, 0.5 miles east of where the railway goes under Hwy 77.

Jun 12 2016

Lori Widmann

Location: Town of Eau Pleine - Stratford
Marathon County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 12 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Grandview
Bayfield County

We do not see many Black Swallowtails in Bayfield County.

Jun 12 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Private family land on Cty T in the Town of Alban
Portage County

I also saw a Fritillary, 18+ yellow swallowtails, a White-striped Black Moth, a Six-spotted Tiger Beetle, another type of Skipper and several other moths. The highlight of the day was taking part in the rescue of a fawn that had fallen into an abandoned silo pit. The fawn was not injured and ran off in the direction where its mother had been last seen.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

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

Jun 12 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw an early instar monarch caterpillar

Jun 12 2016

Debra Rade

Location: Newport State Park
Door County

Was found north of Europe Bay Road on the Thimbleberry along the trail parallel to the beach. This butterfly has seen a lot of life...

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jun 12 2016

Joan Vennie

Location: Dunlap Hollow Road
Dane County

Late afternoon, 71 degrees. FOY Hackberry Emperor.
Unfortunately, 2 of the Baltimore Checkerspots were found dead on the roadway.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 12 2016

Joan Vennie

Location: Dunlap Hollow
Dane County

Jun 12 2016

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

I don't see the 'Post to NABA Sightings' box anymore, but feel free to post it if possible.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 12 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Judy Abert Meissner Wetlands Preserve, TNC property
Door County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Jun 12 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lion's Den Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Beautiful walk at Lion's Den. A bit cool for the butterflies, 60's and breezy.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 12 2016

Lester Doyle

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

4:30-5:30 pm, sunny... mid to high 70's. Lots of Big Sand and Festive Tiger Beetles, and a nice Robberfly.

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 12 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens south of Brule
Douglas County

Jun 12 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Lake Menomin Park
Dunn County

All before noon. No Monarchs flying. I did find one small Monarch caterpillar.

Laphria divisor

Laphria divisor

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

European Skipper

European Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Eight-spotted Forester

Eight-spotted Forester

Jun 13 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Private family property on Cty T in the town of Alban
Portage County

It was a cool, wet and mostly cloudy morning. The Least Skippers were sitting at the tops of the blades of grass and were not feeding.

Jun 13 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 13 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Addison Rd. in Allenton
Washington County

Jun 13 2016

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Jun 13 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Theresa State Wildlife Area parking area on Hwy D
Washington County

We also saw one Blue.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 13 2016

Chris Rohrer

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

In appropriate habitat. Grassy, wet prairie grasses

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 13 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Mink R Rd TNC trails
Door County

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 14 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Pond at the Brown Deer Library
Milwaukee County

We also saw a Snapping Turtle and a Kingfisher. We also saw a Blue on the way home.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 14 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Location: Red Banks Alvar SNA
Brown County

70F, partly cloudy, 5-7mph NE; walking with Joe searching for Mottled Duskywing. Ninebark in flower Red-spotted Purple was visiting; dominant species flowering senecio pauperculus, houstonia longifolia, hypoxis hirsute, lobelia spicata, hawkweed, Ceanothus sp.,

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Viceroy

Viceroy

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Long Dash

Long Dash

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

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

Jun 14 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Jun 14 2016

Alon Coppens

Location: Private grassland, town of Wheaton
Chippewa County

Sunny, cool after morning rains.
Two Eastern Tiger Swallowtails, one black, one yellow.
Grass skippers are starting to show up too, but I'm having a tough time getting an identifying photo.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 14 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

European Skipper

European Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 14 2016

Peter Sveiks

Location: Arrowhead Park in Grand Chute
Outagamie County

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 14 2016

David Czoschke

Location: Quincy Bluf and Wetlands SNA
Adams County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 14 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 14 2016

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, private grassland and woods.
Chippewa County

Seventies, partly cloudy.

Jun 15 2016

Jessica Gorzo

Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dane County

we took a nature walk today with the lab

Jun 15 2016

Dawn Buxton

Location: Near Marion, Wi
Waupaca County

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 15 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Bauer-Brockway Barrens
Jackson County

Mid-80s, sunny. Walked alot, saw alot. Harris checkerspot was a lifer for both of us. Lots of Karner blues, most nectaring as would be expected. One chose to sit on my camera (this is why I always carry 2 cameras, to be able to take a picture of the other camera if there's a butterfly sitting on it), then sit on my finger, then sit on my shirt. It stayed with me for about 10 minutes. Also saw some other grass skippers that we were unable to identify.

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

White Admiral

White Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 15 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 15 2016

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Also saw a blue butterfly but no id. Darn

Jun 15 2016

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Backyard
Dane County

Warm evening. I noticed several Red Admirals back at the edge of the woods doing their dance, and when I got closer, I also noticed an Eastern Comma.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 15 2016

Marianne Diericks

Location: rural Roberts, WI
St. Croix County

This European Skipper was in a restored prairie.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 15 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw a promethea moth

Promethea Moth

Promethea Moth

Jun 15 2016

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Mild and sunny.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 16 2016

David Czoschke

Location: Sommerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

Not totally confident I have the right ID here.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Jun 16 2016

Sage and Lily Noth

Location: Town of New Denmark
Brown County

Found on chicken droppings in back yard.

Jun 16 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Sunny afternoon in the 80's.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 16 2016

Nisha A. Fernando

Location: Schmeeckle Reserve, Stevens Point
Portage County

There were many of them on feeding on Oxeye Daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare).

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 16 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Meadow Valley Wildlife Area
Juneau County

Mid-70s, sunny 3:00-4:00 pm. Only had time for a short visit, but found a spot to explore that had quite a few butterflies. Monarch was first of the year for Sylvia.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 16 2016

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Was here for a bird count but despite that and the chilly and overcast damp weather, I did see a few butterflies.

Jun 16 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 17 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Rose Lake SNA
Jefferson County

mostly sunny, 86F

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

European Skipper

European Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Jun 17 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Drummond kettlehole bogs
Bayfield County

Same sites as on June 11. 4 bogs, one of them tiny. These are capable of producing high numbers of Bog Fritillaries, but right now the bogs are super wet.

Jun 17 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County

Jun 17 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Kettlehole bogs south of Cornucopia
Bayfield County

Same 2 bogs in the Barrens near County Hwy C and Forest Road 236 as on June 11. Includes butterflies from nearly 3 miles of walking to and from these bogs.

Jun 17 2016

David Czoschke

Location: Snake Creek Trail off St Marie Rd.
Green Lake County

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 17 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Coastal bogs
Bayfield County

Same 4 sites as June 11. Each site had at least 1 Bog Fritillary today. The Buckeye was 10 meters from lake Superior.

Jun 17 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Clam Lake bogs
Ashland County

Two wet suction bogs that usually have Bog Fritillaries. Except for 2 Tiger Swallowtails on the bogs, all other butteflies were seen in brief roadside surveys fronting these bogs. The bog on Wilderness Road 2.3 miles west of County Hwy GG becomes good for Dorcas Copper later on, especially along the road at the bog.

Jun 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

We also saw a Blue.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 17 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

I also saw a Blue.

Old Lady

Old Lady

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Glenbrook Rd. in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. and 60th St. in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 17 2016

Peter Sveiks

Location: Menomonee Park
Waukesha County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Library
Milwaukee County

We also saw a Blue and a Skipper.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 17 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Glocke Lake SNA, Unnamed Bog, Doug B.s farm and the RSP on 64
Oconto County

83 Degrees and Sunny. Bog Frits were the goal of this trip. Bog Frit caught in a Sundew. Bog flowers and Elfin Skimmers stole the show.

Pitcher Plant

Pitcher Plant

Grass Pink

Grass Pink

Bog Fritillary

Bog Fritillary

Elfin Skimmer

Elfin Skimmer

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Bog Fritillary caught in sundew

Bog Fritillary caught in sundew

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 17 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: various stops between Potosi and Glen Haven
Grant County

16 species. Highlights were the male Little Glassywing and Gray Comma (photos by Dorothy). And a Cobra Clubtail (dragonfly).

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Cobra Clubtail

Cobra Clubtail

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Jun 17 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Rummels Road near Claire Lake
Vilas County

Dirt road thru wooded area.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Harvester

Harvester

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jun 18 2016

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

Absolutely perfect weather and a great group of butterfliers. Thanks again to Kathie and Tom for restoring this lovely sanctuary. One Tiger was the black form. 30 species.

Jun 18 2016

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Horicon Marsh Auto Loop
Dodge County

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 18 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Rummels Road off Cty S near Claire Lake
Vilas County

Warm and sunny.

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

White Admiral

White Admiral

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 18 2016

Peter Fissel

Location: Iowa Co. Rec. & Prairie Restoration Area
Iowa County

Underutilized prairie restoration, four miles west of Dodgeville on Hwy CH. Should be fabulous when more summer species come out in a few weeks. Several mating pairs of "Summer" Azures.

Jun 18 2016

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

Jun 18 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Highway 54 bog
Jackson County

This is our fastest Bog Copper site.

Jun 18 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Minong bog
Washburn County

Trying for an early Dorcas Copper at our 2nd fastest Dorcas site. Lincoln County Hwy 8 is the fastest.

Jun 18 2016

Jym Mooney

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy, Black Earth WI
Dane County

SWBA field trip. Meadow Fritillaries were a lifer for me.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 18 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Thunder Lake WA
Oneida County

82F, 5-10mph sunny

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Jun 18 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Pine River Crossing on Pine River Rd.
Forest County

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 18 2016

Connie Friday-Saylor

Location: Town of Saratoga, near Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

Multiple butterflies near my home.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 18 2016

Kim Lawler

Location: West edge of Spring Valley across from Silver Fox
Pierce County

Warm humid day.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 18 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Pleasant Valley Consevrancy
Dane County

SWBA Field Trip Photos. We had a cluster of 10+ Silvery Checkerspots with 2-3 mating pairs up on the ridge.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 18 2016

Kevin Brown

Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center on Highway 28
Dodge County

Walked boardwalk and path at the Education Center. I've never seen a Fiery Skipper, but the individual in the photo was on a path on top of one of the dikes. Bronze Coppers were brilliant!

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 18 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 18 2016

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jun 18 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bogs near Amnicon Lake and Moose Junction
Douglas County

Same 8 bogs and roadsides as on June 12.

Jun 19 2016

Lester Doyle

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy (Black Earth Area)
Dane County

Late Afternoon...high 80's and sunny. Missed the field trip yesterday and with the high numbers of Baltimore Checkerspots reported...I decided to go for the lifer, and was not disappointed.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 19 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

Tried several of our best Regal Fritillary and Gray Copper sites. usually gray Coppers are detectable when we 1st find Regals here, but we saw none today. The Purplish Copper was in the NE part of The WSO tract, west side of Elm Avenue, that runs from about 5/8 to 7/8 miles south of County W. Most Bronze Coppers also there.

Jun 19 2016

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino wildlife area
Shawano County

Didn't see a lot of skippers today only 3. Most of the butterflies were in the shade on moist ground.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 19 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

1 Red Admiral was depositing eggs on nettle, 1 of the monarchs was a male and he was flying around all day

Jun 19 2016

Paul Dacko

Location: Ceder Bog Ceder Saul Road Access
Ozaukee County

Went down the path to where it splits to the right. Then the first path left to the bog area. I found it at the very beginning of the wet muddy area.

Jun 20 2016

Peter Thornquist

Location: Good Hope Island, Milwaukee River
Milwaukee County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 20 2016

Kevin Brown

Location: Spruce Lake Bog SNA
Fond du Lac County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 20 2016

Pat Fojut

Location: Lake Wazeecha, Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

Delaney Conner came along and spotted Common Ringlet.
9:30 am

Jun 20 2016

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

hot, humid, sunny

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 20 2016

Kevin Brown

Location: Cedarburg Bog SNA off of Highway 33
Ozaukee County

Lots of Appalachian Browns and Racket-tailed Emeralds. We also saw what appears to be an Eyed Brown trying to mate with an Appalachian.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown, Eyed Brown

Appalachian Brown, Eyed Brown

Jun 20 2016

Esjay Anderson

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Very windy. Partial list. Unusual for me to get an Aphro Frit before seeing a Great Spangled. Common Checkered unusual any year and unexpected this day. Common Buckeye numbers were unusually large; going from zero last week to 8 locations this day. Possible Varigated Frit last week but could not photograph to confirm. Varigated not seen since 2012 on Crex.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jun 20 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Shrine Road, Goodman
Marinette County

75° Sunny ** Care should be taken on these roads as there are boulders sticking up and fallen trees. WH. Admiral photo was at St. Hubert's shrine. Many place with clusters of Euro. Skippers like the one pictured.

Long Dash

Long Dash

White Admiral

White Admiral

Silvery Checkerspot, European Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot, European Skipper

European Skippers

European Skippers

Jun 20 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Morgan Lake, Lost Lake and Tie Mill Roads
Florence County

75° Sunny Scat still a big draw. My sunglasses and rear view mirror also. First time I have seen a Harvester playing nice with other butterflies.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

White Admiral, Milbert's Tortoiseshell

White Admiral, Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Harvester, Northern Pearly-eye

Harvester, Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 20 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Experimental & Scott Lake Rd.s, intersection Margie Rd & Cnty G
Forest County

75° Sunny. Wolf & bear scat were big draws. 7 species in the scat photo(Euro Skipper is hidden) The area on Scott Lake Rd that had water crossing is now graveled with 4-5 culverts. Saw a bear on Scott near Hwy 55.

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Seven species on scat!

Seven species on scat!

★ = New county photo record

Jun 20 2016

Steve Kinyon

Location: La Crosse
La Crosse County

In back yard

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 21 2016

Kim Wheeler

Location: Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Went butterflying with Esjay June 21 - had a great time, learned A LOT!!! Fiery Skipper was the butterfly of the day. Windy and warm.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Orange Sulphur. Photo by Esjay

Orange Sulphur. Photo by Esjay

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Long Dash

Long Dash

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jun 21 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail
Waukesha County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 21 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Low Prairie Hwy 67 south of Hwy X
Waukesha County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 21 2016

Kevin Brown

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

One lone Karner Blue still hanging around by the Buffalo enclosure.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

White Admiral

White Admiral

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 21 2016

Susan Mayer

Location: T35N R8W
Rusk County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 21 2016

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

All but the Karner were along Co. Road O on the south edge of Fish Lake SWA. Roadside birds foot trefoil attracted many of the butterflies seen. Others were on spots of damp road gravel. Butterfly milkweed along Stolte Road is starting to bloom, but no hairstreaks were yet on the blooms. Single female Karner was in lupines along Stolte Road.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jun 21 2016

Kevin Brown

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 21 2016

Alon Coppens

Location: Beaver Creek Reserve, Oak Savanna and surrounding trails.
Eau Claire County

Sunny, 70's. Observations during WBBA workshop. Reliable locations are both the Savanna itself and the boardwalk half way between it and the Visitor Center which, at least this morning, was littered with scat.

Jun 21 2016

Nicholas Anderson

Location: Plover, Backyard
Portage County

Jun 22 2016

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Partly sunny to sunny, near noon, about 70f

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 22 2016

Jym Mooney

Location: Milwaukee County Grounds, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 22 2016

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of wheaton, private grassland
Chippewa County

80's, sunny, calm, humid

Eastern Pondhawk, European Skipper

Eastern Pondhawk, European Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

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

Jun 22 2016

Kevin Brown

Location: Necedah NWR Headquarters, Roads, and Lupine Loop
Juneau County

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 22 2016

Dean Hansen

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

Damp gravel at the shore of the river was attracting Silvery Checkerspots, Azures, and Purples. Spot wasn't ten by ten feet large. Arizona butterflier Noel Snyder joined me for a rewarding afternoon.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Noel Snyder

Noel Snyder

Jun 22 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Toft Point SNA
Door County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 22 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Springbrook, WI
Washburn County

Helping a friend put in an electrical service in Springbrook. Also saw a European Skipper and Red Admiral while in the paved lumberyard at Menards in Rice Lake. Had to use my Binocs to ID the proper service entrance cable on an upper shelf rack for the employees, so they could get it down for us.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 22 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County

The Eyed Brown was caught in our garage window so I helped it back outside.

Jun 22 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

In the 70's, overcast, calm waiting for a storm that passed by.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 22 2016

Katie Nguyen

Location: Madison - East Buckeye Neighborhood
Dane County

Landed on our back patio. Stayed for about 10 or 15 minutes feeling around on the deck wood and opening/closing its wings.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 23 2016

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: About a mile south of Fifield
Price County

Both sightings were in a small sub-division near a river. The White-ribboned Carpet moth has a beautiful pattern.

White-ribboned Carpet (moth)

White-ribboned Carpet (moth)

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 23 2016

David Czoschke

Location: Jackson Harbor SNA, Washington Island
Door County

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 23 2016

David Czoschke

Location: Washington Island
Door County

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 23 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Mud Lake Ruffed Grouse Mgmt area Newald Rd (FR2162)
Florence County

Was doing NNF Bird Surveys; White Admirals were puddling in many spots on the gravel roads and Canadian Swallowtails flying across the roads in many spots.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 23 2016

Kevin Brown

Location: Muir Memorial Park Ice Age Trail Segment
Marquette County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jun 23 2016

Kevin Brown

Location: Kanow County Park
Jefferson County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

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

Jun 24 2016

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 24 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow, Field Roads and Marsh
Marquette County

88° Sunny. Doreen and I took a mid-afternoon ride. First Harris Checkerspot on the farm!

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 24 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Rocky Run WLA & Morse Rd and Mud Lake WLA
Columbia County

88° Sunny. Lots of Poison Ivy and Black Gnats on the trail into Rocky Run.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jun 24 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Grady Knoll, UW Arb
Dane County

At least 8 fritillaries flitting around but seldom landing and then only very briefly. Many I assume white cabbage same behavior as fritillaries.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 24 2016

Judith Huf

Location: Frenz Garden Center, Thiensville
Ozaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jun 24 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 24 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

Cabbage whites everywhere. Otherwise not many butterflies.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 24 2016

Kevin Brown

Location: S. Kettle Moraine State Forest; Stute Springs Nature Trail
Waukesha County

Gray Comma was a "lifer" for us.

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 24 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Rose Lake SNA
Jefferson County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Jun 24 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Great walk through varied habitat, lake, marsh, pond, field, woods.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 24 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 24 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Edgewater Road
Dunn County

(Several European skippers. Not sure about the others.)

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jun 25 2016

Kevin Brown

Location: Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail
Waukesha County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 25 2016

Mark E. Johnson

Location: near Black River Falls
Jackson County

very hot (90 plus) In shade. On Dragonfly trip.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

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

Jun 25 2016

Dan Belter

Location: George W. Mead State Wildlife Area
Marathon County

I saw at least 3 Common Buckeyes about 100 yards from the pump house as I was walking from the parking lot.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 25 2016

Jym Mooney

Location: Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit
Waukesha County

The odd photo is a Mydas Fly, a member of a group that includes the largest known fly in the world. This one was well over an inch long and quite bulky. They are infrequently seen because their adult lifespan can be brief.

Mydas fly

Mydas fly

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 25 2016

Debra Rade

Location: Perry Creek, Black River Falls
Jackson County

Area accessed at the end of Perry Creek Road

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 25 2016

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Cherokee Marsh in Madison
Dane County

Thirty-eight people attended this field trip of the Southern Wis Butterfly Associatian (chapter of NABA). We found 21 species. (Dan Sonnenberg also found 2 additional species later: Eastern Comma and Red admiral.)

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 25 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Comstock Bog SNA
Marquette County

Jun 26 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

All before noon. Mid 70's and very windy. Butterflyweed is blooming (must be summer!).

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

European Skipper

European Skipper

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 26 2016

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park
Winnebago County

Before noon. Humid, sunny, breezy and still wet from the rain.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 26 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Smith-Reiner Drumlin Prairie SNA
Dane County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jun 26 2016

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jun 26 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
Washburn County

82 degrees F and pretty windy. full sun--becoming partly cloudy 2:15 pm -4:30 pm. I led a butterfly tour of the grounds, focusing on their prairie.

Jun 26 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Richard Helm State Fishery Area roadside on CTH Z
Portage County

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 26 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Muir Park SNA
Marquette County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 26 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

78° Sunny. Light wind. Quick stop to check on the damp roads.

Jun 26 2016

Peter Sveiks

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 26 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Sandhill WLA
Wood County

84° Sunny. Very Windy. Hard to find the butterflies let alone take photos. Stopped to ID a butterfly and a fawn stood up. Saw the twin flicking its ears in the ferns. We have a field trip here next Saturday. http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabawba/fieldtrips.html

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 26 2016

Robert Mead

Location: West Side of Green Bay-- Backyard
Brown County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 26 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Private land just NW of Northland
Waupaca County

Property includes 100+ acres late mowed hay and about 5 acres restored prairie. Hundreds of European Skippers - in some areas every step sent at least 2-4 flying, esp. in a patch of spreading dogbane.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 27 2016

Lennie Lichter

Location: Wilderness Retreat (our property 1.5 miles NW of Melvina)
Monroe County

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

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

Jun 27 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road property corner of JK and KF
Waukesha County

Sunny, low 80's and windy.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 27 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Albany Wildlife Area
Green County

18 species. Also heard Dickcissel and Orchard Oriole. Photos by Dorothy.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

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

Jun 27 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow, Field Roads and Marsh.
Marquette County

80° Partly Sunny. Quick ride with Doreen to see the sights. Mustard White was along the edge of a field 1/4 mile from any nearest sighting in the past. Note the lack of Hairstreaks on the list. We were surprised, too.

Mustard White

Mustard White

Jun 27 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway, Blackhawk Unit
Dane County

Lower 80s, sunny. Nice to see both emperors, FOY for me. One hackberry emperor sat on my shirt, and another sat on my car.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 27 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hamel's Bog
Marquette County

80° Mostly Sunny. Set up transects for Karner Blue surveys in July and decided to bounce on the bog.

Jun 27 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Mustard White

Mustard White

Jun 27 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 28 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 28 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

American Lady

American Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jun 28 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Jun 28 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

And some unidentified other fritillaries. All these on the lower trail and roadside; we didn't hike the hilltop.

Jun 28 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Rettenmunde Prairie SNA
Dane County

Quite windy and cloudy.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jun 28 2016

Chuck Petters

Location: Mosquito Hill Nature Center
Outagamie County

Jun 28 2016

Steve Kinyon

Location: La Crosse marsh
La Crosse County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 28 2016

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 28 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Rush Creek
Crawford County

70° Mostly Cloudy. "Weather Underground" said it was supposed to be 70° Sunny. Oh, well. Hoping for Ottoes. Not today. 4 hours. Road in and trail has logs on them. Mosquitoes are bad.

Jun 28 2016

William Mueller

Location: St. Cloud Swamp
Fond du Lac County

Jun 29 2016

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 29 2016

Lori Widmann

Location: Stratford - Town of Eau Pleine
Marathon County

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

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

Jun 29 2016

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park
Winnebago County

5:50-6:10.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jun 29 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow, Field Rd.s & Marsh
Marquette County

84° Sunny. Quick ride after 3:30 PM. Skippers were all almost all on vetch.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jun 29 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Scuppernong Prairie SNA
Waukesha County

84° Sunny. Got to survey the area with new friends Karen, Eric and Todd from the DNR. No Poweshieks. But we did find a Smoky Eyed Brown.

Smoky Eyed Brown

Smoky Eyed Brown

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

Jun 29 2016

Peter Sveiks

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 29 2016

Katie Connolly

Location: Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
Washburn County

At the waterfront. First one I have seen this year at Hunt Hill.

Jun 29 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: UW Arb Brady Knoll Area
Dane County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 29 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Devil's Lake State Park
Sauk County

The tortoiseshell, a first for me, I saw being set down on the grass by a little girl. It was barely moving, hope it recovered.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 29 2016

D Nussbaum

Location: Town of Menasha Open Space
Winnebago County

Still dewy. Too early.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 29 2016

Alon Coppens

Location: Private grassland, Town of Wheaton
Chippewa County

Beautiful day! Sunny. Light breeze. Hairstreaks on everything in bloom and some things not. Dobson fly was almost five inches long!

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Mustard White

Mustard White

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Dobson fly

Dobson fly

Hairstreaks galore

Hairstreaks galore

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Edwards' Hairstreak, Hickory Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak, Hickory Hairstreak

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

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

Jun 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

We also saw 7 other blues, 10+ fritillaries and 2 skippers.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Viceroy

Viceroy

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty Y in Cedarburg
Ozaukee County

Jun 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Granville Rd. in Cedarburg
Ozaukee County

Jun 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jun 29 2016

Lori Widmann

Location: Stratford - Town of Eau Pleine
Marathon County

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 30 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 30 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: 76th Street in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jun 30 2016

D Nussbaum

Location: C B Park
Winnebago County

5:45- 8:10 a.m.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 30 2016

Sara Schill

Location: Hartford
Washington County

First Monarch I've seen this season in my yard