Butterfly sightings for July 2016

Jul 1 2016

Ron Arnold

Location: NABA Sandhill/Seneca Count
Wood County

The day started off rather slowly due to the cold temperature, but then improved. It should be a great day tomorrow for the SWBA Sandhill field trip.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Compton Tortoiseshell (newly emerged!)

Compton Tortoiseshell (newly emerged!)

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 1 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Chequamegon National Forest, Fifield Township
Price County

DORCAS COPPER DAY: Fifield Township All finds associated with roadside bogs: Dorcas-1 Spruce Rd. 11:30 Am 58 degrees, Dorcas-2 Gates & FR508 2:30 Pm 71deg., Dorcas-3 Gates & Sailor Lk Rd 3:30 Pm, Dorcas-4 Gates just east of Sailor Lk Rd. 68 deg., Dorcas #5 1/4 mile down rd from #4 on Gates 68 degrees, * Although remarkably similar to #4 It either hitched a ride down the road, then raced ahead of me to surprise me, or it is the fifth of the day that I documented with my camera! WHAT A GREAT DAY - Sunny & Windy

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Jul 1 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Chequamegon National Forest, Worchester Township T
Price County

Other SPRUCE Road Sightings, 58-64 degrees, sunny & windy: 11AM-1PM Thirteen species for eighty-nine sightings.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

American Lady

American Lady

White Admiral

White Admiral

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Harvester

Harvester

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 1 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Chequamegon National Forest, Fifield Township
Price County

72 degrees, windy & sunny 2:30 - 5:30 Pm: Twelve Species for Seventy-Nine sightings.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

White Admiral

White Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jul 1 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 1 2016

MUD LAKE NABA COUNT

Location: Rocky Run, Mud Lake, McKenzie, etc.
Columbia County

Preliminary total of 43 species. (Final total will include a Madison Audubon group at Goose Pond.) 5 counters in 3 groups. Temperature 61 to 72. Highlights include Common Buckeye, Striped Hairstreak, Little Glassywing, and Dion Skipper. Photo of Glassywing and Dion by Karl Legler. Photo of Coral and Striped Hairstreaks by Jim Otto.

Great-horned Owl

Great-horned Owl

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

★ = New county photo record

Jul 1 2016

Susan and Jenna Delorme

Location: South Park, Oshkosh, Wi
Winnebago County

Flying around in the park near the pond.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 1 2016

Steve Kinyon

Location: Elroy Sparta Bike trail, 3 miles East of Sparta
Monroe County

Locally quite abundant at 10 am.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 1 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 1 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

European Skipper

European Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 1 2016

Peter Sveiks

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny and in the 60's with a slight breeze. Great day to hike the prairie trail and walk along the water. Lots of wildflowers and water lilies too!

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 1 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Mid-70s sunny. Lots of nectar sources.

American Lady

American Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 1 2016

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny and about 68F. Female Tiger Swallowtail was the Black form.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 2 2016

D Nussbaum

Location: Lost Lake Road
Langlade County

Middle of the day.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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

Jul 2 2016

Robert Bruss

Location: Sec 26 T29N R6E Town of Stettin
Marathon County

Individual Red Admiral on nettle at edge of woods

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 2 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Chequamegon NF, Town of Worchester
Price County

Forest Road 501 approximately 3:15-4:15 Pm
Sunny Mixed Clouds 68-72 degrees & windy.
Eleven Species for forty-four sightings!
A Haploa Day Moth!

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Haploa sp.

Haploa sp.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

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

Jul 2 2016

Jill Nemec

Location: Moquah Barrens, Chequamegon National Forest
Bayfield County

Picking blueberries in an open barrens area and this butterfly landed on my boot. As I took photos of it, it then flew to my hand. I tried to put it on a nearby shrub and it flew back to my hand, then face and shoulder. Liked to perch on my sunglasses. I just let it sit there while I picked blueberries. It stayed on my face and shoulder for about 15 minutes! The best I can tell, it was an Aphrodite Fritillary.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 2 2016

Rose Tiegs

Location: Buzz Besadny Fish Facility
Kewaunee County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jul 2 2016

D Nussbaum

Location: J & P Liquidators
Langlade County

On our way to a graduation party. My wife shopped while I looked around the yard. Tons of European Skippers. In fact, everywhere there was a patch of grass in Langlade County, these things were present. There has to be thousands per acre in spots. I even found them in numbers in the middle of the forest wherever a grassy road crossed a gravel road.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 2 2016

Lori Widmann

Location: Stratford - Town of Eau Pleine
Marathon County

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 2 2016

SWBA Field Trip, 16 participants

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

This was an ideal day for the field trip. Skippers and Hairstreaks were the predominate species. Reported numbers were minimums with many of them actually being much higher. Several participants were able to add a number of species to their life lists. After the Sandhill trip, we went to a nearby bog where Bog Coppers were observed. Thanks to Dan Sonnenberg for sharing his photos for this submission. Some of the Mourning Cloaks seemed to take a special interest in our tires.

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Jul 2 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Chequamegon National Forest, Worchester Township
Price County

UNBELIEVABLE: DORCAS Copper Day II: All finds associated with bog roadside areas. Intentionally went to different unexplored areas today in search of the Dorcas
Dorcas-6: FR517: 11:10 Am 64 degrees, Dorcas-7: FR501 4:00 Pm 70 degrees, Dorcas-8
FR501 & FR132 Near Intersection: 4:30 Pm
Dorcas-9: FR132 just South of FR131 5:20 Pm 68 degrees, Dorcas-10 Same area aproximately 50 paces away from #9!

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Jul 2 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: My yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 2 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw a Banded Tussock Moth

Banded Tussock Moth

Banded Tussock Moth

Jul 2 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Worhester Township Chequomegon NF
Price County

Wilson Lake Rd Fr507: 62 degrees Sun & passing clouds mxed, windy: Eleven Species for fifty-three sightings! 10:30-11:30 Am

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

White Admiral

White Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 2 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Worchester Township, Chequamegon NF
Price County

FR 517 & Gates Lake Rd "136" near fr517
Thirteen Species for eighty sightings.
Two Day Moths: Ctenucha & Hummingbird Clearwing!

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Long Dash

Long Dash

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Virginia Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 2 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Shallow Lake SNA
Oneida County

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jul 2 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Pallette Lake
Vilas County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

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

Jul 2 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Black Tern Bog SNA
Vilas County

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 2 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Eagle Center Prairie off South st in Eagle
Waukesha County

Beautiful Waukesha land conservancy property that obviously has someone keeping it free of invasives.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 2 2016

Sue Feyrer

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

Beautiful morning, 70's, light breeze, partly cloudy. The butterflies didn't like it as well as I did.

Jul 3 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Sunny afternoon in the 70's.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 3 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

In 10-12 years of observation, this is by a full two weeks the latest date for a FOY monarch in our garden. She was pale and ragged, but was able to oviposit and move on.

Monarch egg

Monarch egg

Jul 3 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Lambs Creek
Dunn County

Also one Tiger Swallowtail.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Black Dash

Black Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

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

Jul 3 2016

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Warm and sunny

Jul 3 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Chequamegon NF, Worchester Township
Price County

Gates Lk FR136 & Riley Lk FR137. 11Am-2:30 Pm
64-78 degrees Sun & cloud Mix "Windy" Only two Dorcas today on Gates FR136 East of Popple Cr.
Dorcas #11snap shot of UW and it flew away! Dorcas #12 Snap of UW, and was disrupted by a Checker Skipper a Butterfly I have never seen before! I lost track of the copper and focused on the skipper. 26 Species fir 114 sightings! The Monarch only my 16th sighting for the year!

Harvester

Harvester

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

American Lady

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Viceroy

Viceroy

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Harvester

Harvester

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

Jul 3 2016

Dory Rufli

Location: Pleasant Prairie/private property
Kenosha County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 3 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: Devil's Lake State Park
Sauk County

One of the swallowtails was a black form female that was ovipositing, so the egg is from the swallowtail. A young Eastern Tiger caterpillar was also seen.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail egg

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail egg

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 3 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 4 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Rd county property at JK & KF
Waukesha County

75, mostly cloudy, light breeze

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 4 2016

Terry Leasa

Location: Greenbush Kettle Parking Area (Kettle Moraine Drive, Greenbush)
Sheboygan County

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

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

Jul 4 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Harmony & Prentice Twonships
Price County

Bennitt Road & Hakett Road: 64-78 degrees Clear Sunny skies & windy: Seventeen Species for Ninty-One sightings!

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Long Dash

Long Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

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

Jul 4 2016

Tom Geilfuss

Location: Fox Point: our yard
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 4 2016

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Spring Green Nature Preserve
Sauk County

Photos are some of things seen on the SWBA trip on July 2. I saw 5 individual Asilus sericeus (robber fly).
Hummingbird moth and the group saw the Appalachian Brown (on the right) and Northern Pearly Eye

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Appalachian Brown, Northern Pearly-eye

Appalachian Brown, Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 5 2016

D Nussbaum

Location: Our land.
Waupaca County

7:35 to 9:10.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jul 5 2016

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Lulu Lake Nature Preserve
Walworth County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 5 2016

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Most butterflies seen were on damp road gravel or roadside vervain or swamp milkweed, 0.1 mile north of Co. Rd O on Jimmy Carter Road. Dun skippers were too skittish to photograph. Approaching storm cut trip short--was unable to look for hairstreaks on butterfly milkweed on Stolte Road.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 5 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 5 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 5 2016

D Nussbaum

Location: Hazel Sturges Preserve
Winnebago County

1:00 to 1:50.

Jul 6 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

The hairsteaks kept lying down on one side, soaking up more sun? The American Lady was the largest and most vibrant that I have ever seen.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 6 2016

Timothy Vargo

Location: Three Bridges Park
Milwaukee County

Jul 6 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Greene Prairie, UW Arb
Dane County

Jul 6 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Various places
Marquette County

Our Yard, Meadow and Marsh, Chaffee Creek SNA, Shillinglaw Prairies, Hamel Prairies and the Oxford Boat Landing. 1-4:30 PM Lots of places have Swamp Thistle! Chaffee Creek parking lots have recently been regraveled. At least 100 sulphurs there. Lots of other B-fly's there. Found my 1st Marquette Co. Comptons there today! Baltimore was stuck to the Milkweed.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Jul 6 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Logan Road, 3+ miles east of HWY 32, Near Breeed
Oconto County

I came looking for Baltimore Checkerspots! And to get ready for tomorrow's count (which unfortunately doesn't include thos road). Mike, I'm not certain about the gray or the green commas so please check those pics. I pored over the books and really think I've found a Green in Oconto Co. It's the butterfly hanging upside down and my photo certainly shows green patches. It only opened its wings a fraction, then it flew off into the swamp.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Green Comma

Green Comma

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Green Comma

Green Comma

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

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

Jul 6 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA/ Larrabee Road
Dunn County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 6 2016

Robert Mead

Location: Long Lake near Phelps
Vilas County

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jul 6 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

The Monarchs were hand-reared releases.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 6 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 7 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Nothern Oconto County Butterfly Count
Oconto County

Thanks to Dan, Nicole, JoAnne, and Nick for rounding out our crew. We found the Dorcas on Jack Pine Camp Road. 25 species this year--6 more than last year. Temp stayed between 68 and 72 degrees F. Intermittent rain with mostly overcast conditions until 3:30 pm when the sun came out and the butterflies started moving. (Photos provided by Dan Sonnenberg).

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

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

Jul 7 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Jul 7 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 7 2016

Dory Rufli

Location: Private Property/pleasant Prairie
Kenosha County

cloudy and warm

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Raspberry Pyrausta

Raspberry Pyrausta

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 7 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: Governor Dodge Ranger Station
Iowa County

Both Northern Pearly Eyes stayed around an area under a swallow's nest, and appeared to be feeding on the droppings.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 7 2016

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino wildlife area
Shawano County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

American Copper

American Copper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

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

Jul 7 2016

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake SWA, Anderson Twp
Burnett County

Sedge-obligate skippers were out in very nice numbers, mostly on common milkweed of roadsides near sedge meadows, e.g., on Co. Rd. O 2.9 miles west of Hwy 87 and along Stolte Road at the south end of the large sedge meadow. Over forty Mulberry Wings, over 60 Dun Skippers seen. 8-10 sedge skippers were on a single common milkweed plant. Butterfly milkweed along Stolte Rd is past prime, and it attracted only two hairstreaks. Can't understand the lack of hairstreaks here this year.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

long da

long da

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Mulberry Wing, Dun Skipper

Mulberry Wing, Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 8 2016

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Bog in Saukville
Ozaukee County

We also saw two Fritillaries and 20+ Blues.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 8 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Ice Age Trail Jct. Area just S. of McKee Rd., Verona
Dane County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 8 2016

Judith Huf

Location: Oak Creek community gardens and airport grasslands
Milwaukee County

Just a few sightings while looking for breeding birds on a hot and sunny day.

Jul 8 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong High Prairie Hwy 67
Waukesha County

The monarch had no color upper or lower wings, leucistic? (No, just very worn. Mike)

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Lion's Den Gorge in Grafton
Ozaukee County

We also saw four other Blues and two Fritillaries.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

We also saw four other Fritillaries and two Blues.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jul 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon road
Ozaukee County

Jul 9 2016

Marcie O'Connor, Karen Oberhauser, Stan Rehm, Susan Damon, Paul Damon, Mike Reese

Location: Gilmanton NABA Count
Buffalo County

At least one Red Admiral joined along for about 10 minutes.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 9 2016

Kim Wheeler

Location: Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Lots of skippers around - probably more species but these are what I could identify.

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

American Copper

American Copper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Jul 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

We also saw 10+ Fritillaries and other Blues.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

little wood

little wood

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Monarch

Monarch

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 9 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Aztalan State Park
Jefferson County

Warm, sunny, breezy.

Jul 9 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: International Crane Foundation
Sauk County

Impressed with the great variety of nectar plants. Lots of butterfly weed.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 9 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Waterloo Prairie SNA, about 2mi SE of Waterloo
Jefferson County

About 10 larger fritillaries flitting about.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 9 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Badger Ordnance Plant
Sauk County

This place is huge. Makes me wonder what else we didn't see.

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Jul 9 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Snapper Prairie SNA, about 6mi N. of Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

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

Jul 9 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Breezy, sunny, mid-70's. Of the Black swallowtails, 2 were males and 1 female

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 9 2016

Lori Widmann

Location: Stratford - Town of Eau Pleine
Marathon County

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Mustard White

Mustard White

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

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

Jul 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line road
Ozaukee County

Jul 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Highland road
Ozaukee County

Jul 9 2016

Janet Hurguy

Location: Midway-Town of Onalaska
La Crosse County

Jul 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Highland road
Ozaukee County

Jul 10 2016

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Near Buffalo Lake
Marquette County

Only a few butterflies today. Cloudy, transitional day. But we did see 100s of Chestnut-Marked Pondweed Moths (Parapoynx badiusalis).

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Chestnut-Marked Pondweed Moth

Chestnut-Marked Pondweed Moth

Jul 10 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 10 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Nelson Dewey State Park & Cassville
Grant County

Cloudy and intermittent rain. Only got to spend 1.5 Hours looking. Lots of scouting new terrain.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Jul 10 2016

Wis Portion of Dubuque Count

Location: In Wisconsin, within 7 1/2 miles of Dubuque, IA
Grant County

This was our 14th year for this count. Terrible weather! Cloudy to dark overcast and rain in afternoon. Observers were Karl and Dorothy Legler, Peter Fissel and Pat Ready. Only 9 species found! Highlight was Little Yellow (photo by Dorothy) and Wild Indigo Duskywing.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Jul 10 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Rettenmund Prairie SNA
Dane County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 10 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Patk
Waukesha County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 10 2016

Rose Tiegs

Location: Lakewood, John lake
Oconto County

All sightings today were gathered in the same small area of milkweeds. Cut short by rain.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 10 2016

Paul Sparks

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 10 2016

Jim Otto

Location: Black River State Forest
Jackson County

I was in Jackson County to work on my Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas blocks. The common milkweed and butterflyweed were in bloom, and attracting many nectaring butterflies. There were also many other grass skippers, crescents, and browns seen but not ID'd or photographed.

Monarch

Monarch

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 10 2016

Urban Ecology Center

Location: Three Bidges Park
Milwaukee County

High wind- 3
Air temp- 88

Jul 10 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 11 2016

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 11 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Warm, breezy and humid. The monarch and swallowtail were depositing eggs. Also found a second instar monarch caterpillar on common milkweed.

Jul 11 2016

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Prairie Haven farm
Buffalo County

Found in a sedge meadow.

★ = New county photo record

Jul 11 2016

Lori Widmann

Location: Mead Visitor Center
Marathon County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 11 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: UW Platteville Campus
Grant County

Jul 11 2016

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Surprisingly few butterflies on a warm and sunny day.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

★ = New county photo record

Jul 11 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: various goat prairies
Grant County

Dan and Doug's Excellent Adventure--2016

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 11 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Avoca WLA(the road with the big sign)
Iowa County

90+° Sunny. 10 minute stop on the way home at 3:45PM. Was hoping for a Sootywing. Little Yellow was faded almost to white.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Jul 12 2016

Judith Huf

Location: County Grounds, Wauwatosa
Milwaukee County

Despite sunny and warm day, few butterflies. Very breezy may explain some but even the "Monarch Refuge" had no Monarch. (Did see one outside of that area.)

Jul 12 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 12 2016

Andy Paulios

Location: Goose Lake State Wildlife Area
Dane County

NRF Bird Atlas Field Trip

Jul 12 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 12 2016

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Backyard
Dane County

I was thinking I hadn't seen many butterflies in the garden this year--aside from many Red Admirals and a few Tiger Swallowtails. Then, today this Tawny Emperor showed up on the oranges I put out for the birds. This has happened several times in past years, too. Nice to see butterflies enjoying the fruit, too.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 12 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Shillinglaw Prairies
Waushara County

84° Mostly Sunny. Probably left a few out. Ignored most butterflies that weren't "Blue". Karner Blue Survey. Variegated stopped me in my tracks.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 12 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie
Marquette County

84° Mostly Sunny. Karner Blue Survey

Jul 12 2016

Tammy Tollefson

Location: Town of Clifton, private property
Pierce County

Two commas dancing above a fern on a wooded trail above a ravine feeding into Kinnickinnic River. This one landed on the fern. Sorry the picture isn't very sharp. When I tried to get closer, it flew away.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 12 2016

Lori Widmann

Location: Mead Wildlife Area - Junction City (Plum)
Portage County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Harvester

Harvester

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Mustard White

Mustard White

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 12 2016

Nick Gremban and Tim Boyle

Location: Grandma Lake
Florence County

There was a bit of butterfly action inside and outside the bog! Some interesting finds!

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

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

Jul 12 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: Memorial Park, UW-Platteville
Grant County

Many more fritillaries were seen that I could not identify for certain. Also, there was a small black skipper around the pond. First time I've encountered an Aphrodite at this location.

Jul 12 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Library Pond
Milwaukee County

Jul 13 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Virginia Ctenucha (moth)

Virginia Ctenucha (moth)

★ = New county photo record

Jul 13 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Jul 13 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Schillinglaw Prairies
Waushara County

Mostly cloudy, very windy. Many "Blues" flitting about!

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jul 13 2016

Nick Gremban (USDA Forest Service)

Location: Glocke Lake
Oconto County

Pollinator survey. Temperatures around 84 degrees and partly cloudy, though windy. Survey time from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Jul 13 2016

Nick Gremban (USDA Forest Service)

Location: Jack Pine Camp Road
Oconto County

Pollinator Survey. 80 degrees, mostly sunny, and windy. Survey times from 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

butterflies on scat

butterflies on scat

White Admiral

White Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Long Dash

Long Dash

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 13 2016

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida Home
Outagamie County

Jul 13 2016

Edward Friend, Lillian Friend

Location: Shorewood Wi.
Milwaukee County

Located on rosebush at dusk.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 13 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

All the Acadian Hairstreaks were near the northernmost flower garden.

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 13 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 14 2016

Ann Thering

Location: My garden
Dane County

The Little Yellow was fresh, and the Black Swallowtail was laying eggs (dill). This was the first time I've seen a Mydas Fly in my yard. It mainly ignored the wasps.

Mydas Fly

Mydas Fly

Jul 14 2016

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 14 2016

Trempealeau NABA Butterfly Count

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

This was the 27th year for this count. Morning was sunny, afternoon had dark overcast with nothing moving. We had only 28 species. Counters were Karl and Dorothy Legler and Dave Hanson. Highlights were Juniper Hairstreak (only the 4th one recorded on the count, and Common Roadside Skipper (only 7th time.) This was the latest we have done this count in 18 years. All the Hickory Hairstreaks were worn. Heard Bell's Vireo.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 14 2016

Nick Gremban (USDA Forest Service)

Location: FR 2395 & Perch Lake (Nicolet National Forest)
Oconto County

Temperatures around 70 with scattered clouds and showers. Meadowsweet and milkweed were big hits and even got a chance to see a Clearwing!

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jul 14 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Bayside
Milwaukee County

Jul 14 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: ryan Road property J& & KF
Waukesha County

Warm sunny day, very windy.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 15 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Randall Lake, about 6mi S. of Manitowish
Iron County

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 15 2016

Tammy Pierzchalski

Location: Town of Genesee
Waukesha County

In my front yard

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 15 2016

Tommy Mader

Location: Driveway of our home in Cottage Grove
Dane County

These two were attracted to the water on our driveway.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 15 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Trout Creek & Nose Lake Rds, Woodboro & Crescent Lake Bible Camp
Oneida County

70° Partly Sunny. 11-1 PM. Sulphur, Lady & Hairstreak were at Bible Camp. 2nd Bog Copper and the Dorcas Copper were only a foot apart when I first saw them. At one point the Dorcas tried to land on the same Daisy as the 2nd Bog.

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

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

Jul 15 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Lamb's Creek SWA
Dunn County

Low 70's, sun and pop-up showers. Also, a Tiger Swallowtail and a few Azures.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

American Lady

American Lady

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Jul 16 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 16 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Y
Ozaukee County

Jul 16 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Mid 70's, partly cloudy and breezy. Also had one Tiger Swallowtail and found a chrysalis (Viceroy?) attached to a milkweed plant.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 16 2016

Tod Highsmith

Location: Swamplover's Preserve, just west of Cross Plains
Dane County

Stopped here midday after the SWBA Shea Prairie field trip. Lots of puddling going on. The Eastern-tailed Blues in the the photo are on Great Blue Heron poop. Also a hissing and "rattling" fox snake, and a Laphria robber fly.

Laphria sp

Laphria sp

Western Foxsnake

Western Foxsnake

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 16 2016

Jim Otto

Location: Hagen Prairie Unit of Empire Prairies
Columbia County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 16 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 16 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Schoenberg Marsh
Columbia County

Sunny, upper 70s. Of the butterflies, the most interesting were the monarchs mating and the giant swallowtails--large and in constant motion as they often are--no photo ops for them today. Also saw sandhill cranes, great blue herons, MANY dragonflies, and several deer, to round out a lovely afternoon.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 16 2016

SWBA Field Trip to Shea Prairie

Location: Shea Prairie
Iowa County

About 20 people found 13 species. Highlights include Common Buckeye, and a dozen Regal Fritillaries. Photo of mating Eastern Tailed-Blues by Dorothy Legler.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 16 2016

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida Home
Outagamie County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jul 16 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Rural Yard, About 5mi NW of West Bend
Washington County

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

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

Jul 16 2016

Steve Kinyon

Location: La Crosse Marsh
La Crosse County

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 16 2016

Tim Fenske

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Ornate Box Turtle

Ornate Box Turtle

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 16 2016

Peter Sveiks

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

FOY Monarch for me.. YAY!!

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 16 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

We also saw two other blues, five other fritillaries, 5+ hairstreaks and many different skippers.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 17 2016

Nick Anich

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mill Rd. in New Fane
Fond du Lac County

Jul 17 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Ottawa Lake Fen SNA
Waukesha County

Black Dash

Black Dash

Jul 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Ice Age Trail in New Fane
Fond du Lac County

Jul 17 2016

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 17 2016

Christine Stanke

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

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Kewaskum Ice Age Trail
Washington County

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

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

Jul 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Granville Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 17 2016

David Czoschke

Location: Snake Creek Trail east of Saint Marie Road
Green Lake County

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jul 17 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Good day but again the windy.

Black Dash

Black Dash

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Oak Drive in Kewaskum
Washington County

Jul 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: S. Mill Rd. in Kewaskum
Washington County

We also saw 3 blues and a fritillary.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy 145 in Germantown
Washington County

Jul 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd.
Milwaukee County

Jul 18 2016

Jim Otto

Location: Mud Lake State Wildlife Area along Tollefson Road.
Columbia County

This was mainly a Bird Atlasing trip, but I do want to report seeing my first every American Snout! No photos today; I should never leave the camera back in the car.

Jul 18 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 18 2016

Kerstyn Perrett

Location: Friendship
Adams County

Found visiting an orange milkweed (Aesclepias tuberosa). Red cedars are located in the area.

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

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

Jul 18 2016

Peter Sveiks

Location: Redeemer United Church of Christ prairie garden
Waukesha County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 18 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: near Dundee
Fond du Lac County

Jul 18 2016

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 18 2016

Northern Kettle Moraine NABA Butterfly Count

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine
Fond du Lac County

This was the 20th year for this count. Three counters, Karl and Dorothy Legler, and Peter Fissel. We found 32 species. Photos of Harvester, Appalachian Brown and Owlet Caterpillar (moth) by Dorothy Legler.

Harvester

Harvester

Brown-hooded Owlet caterpillar (moth)

Brown-hooded Owlet caterpillar (moth)

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 18 2016

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 18 2016

Scott Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

I walked 15 miles in the grassland to survey 23 forty-acre plots, primarily to monitor Regal Fritillaries and Gray Coppers. The highest number of both these species was in the first quarter mile south of Griffith Road, from 0.5 miles east to 0.75 miles west of 130th. Easily the most Gray Coppers was in the large Indian Hemp (a kind of Dogbane with small, relatively closed, white flowers) patches 150-250 meters southeast of this intersection. I did not survey the plot immediately northwest of the Griffith/130th junction, but it has been the #1 Regal Fritillary plot in our surveys at Buena Vista this year.

Jul 18 2016

William Mueller

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Jul 18 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd.
Milwaukee County

Jul 18 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 18 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 18 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: Governor Dodge SP
Iowa County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 18 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Frederick's Hill Area, Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Dane County

4 other "dark" swallowtails flitting around.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 19 2016

Ann Thering

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 19 2016

Diane Harvey

Location: Corner of Vinburn & Portage Roads, rural Village of Windsor
Dane County

I just saw a Silver-spotted Skipper, flitting back and forth between some hostas.

Jul 19 2016

Jym Mooney

Location: Bayview Park, Milwaukee County
Milwaukee County

Nice day for migrants, with several Common Buckeyes and my first Fiery Skipper of the year.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Question Mark

Question Mark

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 19 2016

Chuck Petters

Location: Mosquito Hill Nature Center
Outagamie County

Jul 19 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

This was not a typical day. This summer we have seen very few butterflies (and fewer than usual types of butterflies) in our gardens. We don't know why.

Jul 19 2016

Urban Ecology Center

Location: Three Bidges Park
Milwaukee County

Start time-2:30pm
Sky-1
Air temp-83

Jul 19 2016

Rich Kahl

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

Very surprised to see only 1 Monarch where I've seen dozens at this time in previous years!

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 19 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Wauwatosa Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 19 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 19 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 19 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd.
Milwaukee County

Jul 19 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 19 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: Spring Green SNA
Sauk County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

American Copper

American Copper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Jul 19 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on FR 2117
Oconto County

Jul 19 2016

Magda Dimmendaal

Location: Village of Summit In my yard
Waukesha County

This giant swallowtail buzzed around me and visited for about half an hour.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 19 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: Sauk Canoe Launch
Sauk County

Ellipsoptera macra, Cicindela formosa, C. repanda, and C. hirticollis also seen.

Jul 20 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Greene Prairie Area, UW Arb.
Dane County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Long Dash

Long Dash

American Copper

American Copper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 20 2016

Debra Thomson

Location: Tennis/pickleball courts in Phelps WI
Vilas County

I saw the Black Swallowtail emerge from its chrysalis, which looked way too small for its big wings. The swallowtail took several minutes to gain strength before I let it climb on my hand to remove it from harms way. Pickleball was about to start & I helped it get outside the fence. Beautiful butterfly.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 20 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Saul's Spring Road and HWY 64
Langlade County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

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

Jul 20 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Clearwing sp. (moth)

Clearwing sp. (moth)

Jul 20 2016

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida Home
Outagamie County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 20 2016

Steve Kinyon

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Refuge
Wood County

Note red parasite on eye of Broad-winged Skipper (mite?)

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Jul 20 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

80+ degrees before 11am

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Viceroy

Viceroy

Question Mark

Question Mark

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 21 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee,near UWM campus,my own backyard Monarch Waystation
Milwaukee County

Monarch feeding on nectar of Red Milkweed in Monarch Waystation

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 21 2016

Dory Rufli

Location: Private Property/Pleasant Prairie
Kenosha County

Open Field with some flowers. Very warm and breezy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 21 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Setting Lake Road
Langlade County

Green Comma

Green Comma

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Green Comma

Green Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

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

Jul 22 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Grand Marsh Wildlife Area
Marquette County

94° Mostly Sunny. 1:55-3:30PM

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 22 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 22 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm along FR 2117
Oconto County

Common buckeye nectaring on early goldenrod. Also saw American lady laying eggs on what I think was a stunted Pearly Everlasting.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 22 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Morse Rd. & Mud Lake WLA
Columbia County

94° Mostly Sunny. 11-1:45PM
Day after the rain.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

American Snout

American Snout

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

★ = New county photo record

Jul 22 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Home prairie Pewaukee Lake
Waukesha County

Very hot afternoon, the prairie is in full bloom. The rain was so welcome.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 22 2016

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Suburban McFarland
Dane County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 22 2016

Mike Reese, Ted Keyel

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area, wildflower gardens near the buildings
Wood County

My first Wisconsin Reakirt's Blue! Thanks to Ted Keyel for the photo. It was a lifer for Ted and later he got his lifer Karner Blue!

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

★ = New county photo record

Jul 22 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Dunnville Barrens SNA
Dunn County

sunny, 97F, 5 pm. Giant Swallowtail with most of 1 wing missing was able to fly fairly well.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 23 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Rettenmund Prairie SNA
Dane County

Very early morning to beat the heat!

Jul 23 2016

Pamela Skaar

Location: Halfway Prairie County Park
Dane County

cloudy, raining some of the time. 11:00-12:18 1.7 miles

Jul 23 2016

Pamela Skaar

Location: Walking Iiron County Park - west
Dane County

cloudy. began thundering. 10:20 - 10:50 AM 0.7 miles

Jul 23 2016

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

Poor weather: heavy overcast, thunder caused us to quit early, rained about 2 hours earlier than forecast. Nevertheless, 9 of us found 14 species. Highlights were American Copper, Common Roadside Skipper, Giant Swallowtails, and Little Yellow.

Jul 23 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Restored prairie public land at Jct. CTH Y and Amenda Rd. about 1 1/2 mi N. of Mazo
Dane County

Brief stop in parking lot area to more closely check out restored prairie.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jul 23 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Mazo Oak Barrens SNA
Dane County

Jul 23 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Diamond Roof Road
Langlade County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

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

Jul 23 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Diamond Roof Road
Oconto County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Jul 23 2016

Peter Thornquist

Location: Good Hope Island
Milwaukee County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 23 2016

Peter Sveiks

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 24 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 24 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 24 2016

Nick Anich

Location: Ashland - in town
Ashland County

Jul 24 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: W. Madison Front Yard
Dane County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 24 2016

Mary Kaiser

Location: Pleasant Springs backyard
Dane County

Hot and humid, ~1:30

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 24 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Five Bogs near Amnicon Lake
Douglas County

The Purplish Fritillaries were all along County Hwy A roadside on the east side at North Bear Lake bog and the west side of Bear Lake bog. Other bogs surveyed were Lyman Lake and two bogs along Milchesky Road.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 24 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

We also saw two other Blues. We raised four Cabbage Whites from eggs found on radishes that had gone to seed. We were surprised to see that all of the young Cabbage Whites' outer wings were yellow and not white (pictured below).

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 24 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA/Larrabee Road
Dunn County

Sunny, 81 degrees, windy. More Giants than I've ever seen in a day.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Swallowtails puddling

Swallowtails puddling

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Jul 24 2016

Pam Skaar and Ginny Nelson

Location: Governor Nelson State Park
Dane County

One of the Black Swallowtails was laying eggs.

Jul 24 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Waterloo Prairie SNA
Jefferson County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 24 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Snapper Prairie SNA
Jefferson County

Jul 24 2016

Lori Lauth

Location: Waterloo
Jefferson County

Jul 24 2016

Megan Mercer Pyatskowit

Location: Muskellunge Lake State Campground
Vilas County

We found this Aphrodite Fritillary butterfly sitting on our screen tent at our campsite. I was able to have my son gently place his finger near it and it climbed on! We were mesmerized, and my daughter took the photo.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 24 2016

Christina Matta

Location: Table Bluff Segment, Ice Age Trail
Dane County

Jul 24 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 24 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Hot and humid after the rain last night.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 25 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Thanks for the guidance! Glad I went out of the way to see these guys.

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 25 2016

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny and about 75 degrees, 8 am-10am

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 25 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Near UWM campus in Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Black Swallowtail on zinnia in my backyard garden

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 25 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station near UWM campus in Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

In my own backyard Monarch Way Station, I saw this stunning Buckeye resting and taking in nectar from a coneflower!

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 25 2016

Steve Kinyon

Location: Highway V V, just south of Black River
Jackson County

After heavy rain previous day.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jul 25 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

We also saw four Blues.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 25 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 25 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Valley View Preserve
Dane County

4 other "dark" swallowtails flitting around. 9 other "blues", most flitting up into tall shrubs and trees at forest edge. 12 other small "Crescent" type flitting around.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 25 2016

Kim Wheeler

Location: Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Drove north along east side of Crex - lots of Karners flying right now, more females than males, both worn and fresh. Black Swallowtail was an exciting find (but the bugger didn't sit still for very long ever!), as well as mating Common Wood Nymphs.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

vice

vice

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 25 2016

Kim Wheeler

Location: Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Not many species, but lots of dun skippers (and a couple Leonard's, maybe others but they weren't cooperating with my camera).

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 25 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Dunnville SWA/Larrabee Road
Dunn County

After seeing Pam C.s posts about this place I was inspired to take some friends from Eau Claire there on their 1st butterfly fieldtrip. Thanks Pam!
The 1 year old with us got some up close and personal time with some Giants that continually danced around us. She never touched them, but really got excited. The girls weren't with me the whole 5 hours. The Photo of a QM will have you guessing. Go by the 4 spots in a row on the upper wing. The mark on the hidden hindwing is actually a question mark. 1st one I have found with one of each. 3 types of Swallowtails in the same puddle. 26 species and I never left the road! This is really a special place!

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Swallowtails puddling

Swallowtails puddling

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 25 2016

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, Chippewa River floodplain
Chippewa County

Hot and breezy

Jul 25 2016

Muffy Barrett

Location: Baraboo Twp., private land
Sauk County

This American snout was intent on the Culver's Root and hung around for a long time.
Sudden influx or eclosure of Giant swallowtails.

American Snout

American Snout

★ = New county photo record

Jul 25 2016

Kerstyn Perrett

Location: Township of Quincy
Adams County

Black Dash

Black Dash

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

Jul 26 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Various stops between East Dubuque and Cassville
Grant County

We found 19 species. Highlights were 2 American Snouts, Little Yellows, Common Buckeye, Tawny-edged Skippers.

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 26 2016

Lori Widmann

Location: Stratford - Town of Eau Pleine
Marathon County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Jul 26 2016

Ann Thering

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

I wish the White Peacock had strayed from Florida, but I imagine it escaped from the Bolz Conservatory.

White Peacock

White Peacock

Jul 26 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

We also saw two other Blues.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 26 2016

Urban Ecology Center

Location: Menomonee Valley
Milwaukee County

Jul 26 2016

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Broad-winged skipper seems out of place in my suburban yard.

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 26 2016

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

Jul 26 2016

Ronald McCray

Location: Belot, WI
Rock County

In backyard on Sunshine Lane feeding on Phlox flowers.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 26 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Ice Age Trail, N. Cross Plains
Dane County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 26 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Sandhill WLA
Wood County

8:45 - 9 AM. Had only a little time to spare, but took the gamble I might get to find the Lifer.
Thanks Mike! Was back to the prairies to do KB surveys by 10 AM. *Sigh really full day!
Broadwing was on Blazing Star along sidewalk to restrooms. Never expected to see that there!

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Jul 26 2016

Steve Kinyon

Location: Bauer Brockway Barrens
Jackson County

Jul 26 2016

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton
Chippewa County

Hot and breezy

Jul 26 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in backyard garden near UWM campus in Milwaukee

Jul 26 2016

K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

With temps in the 90s and the hordes of deerflies, I did most of my butterflying from the comfort of my car today. I went back to the Buggert Lake area where I had seen a Painted Lady and several Coral and Edward's Hairstreaks yesterday but was unable to locate any of them today.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jul 26 2016

Ann Thering

Location: My Garden
Dane County

The Sachem was a somewhat worn female. The Black Swallowtail was laying eggs. Have had a couple of Little Yellows laying eggs in the past week or so.

Jul 26 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Korth Park, Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 26 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County

mostly seen in prairie planting

Jul 26 2016

Tom Aranow

Location: Town of Richland private land
Richland County

Along woodland trail, abundant prickly ash in area

Jul 26 2016

Peter Thornquist

Location: Good Hope Island, Milwaukee River
Milwaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 26 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

American Copper

American Copper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 26 2016

Valerie Bochsler

Location: Southwest Madison
Dane County

Jul 27 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Green Bay Rd. in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 27 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Highland Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 27 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 27 2016

Kim Lawler

Location: West edge of Spring Valley. , across from Silver Fox Road,,, front garden
Pierce County

Warm,cloudy day, not much wind

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 27 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Near UWM campus, in my Monarch Way Station a Peck's Skipper resting on a zinnia leaf

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 27 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 27 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Pope Conservancy
Dane County

This is a great time to explore the Pope Conservancy in Middleton, because half a million sunflowers are in bloom.

Jul 27 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Lake Mills SWA/Mud Lake Fen & Wet Prairie SNA
Jefferson County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 27 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 28 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Nature Trail
Waukesha County

Jul 28 2016

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland
Dane County

Tawny Emperors and Tiger Swallowtails are plentiful now. I saw two Tawny Emperors on the oranges I'd put out, but I could only get a photo of one on the fruit.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 28 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw a White-lined black moth

Jul 28 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 28 2016

Steve Kinyon

Location: Black River State Forest
Jackson County

Also 3 Hairstreak sp.

Jul 28 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Low Prairie
Waukesha County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Jul 28 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

We also saw some skippers that we didn't get a good look at.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 28 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Glacial Drumlin State Trail, Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 28 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 28 2016

Stephanie Maytag

Location: Colgate
Washington County

Saw 2 monarchs today in our garden. A male and female. We have about 20 milkweed plants and lots of cone flowers. Many swallowtails.

Jul 29 2016

Peter Thornquist

Location: Good Hope Island, Milwaukee River
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

We saw our first ever Giant Swallowtail today! I note that of all of the flowers in our yard, the swallowtail only nectared at the pink Swamp Milkweed.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 29 2016

K. Java

Location: My yard on Spirit Lake
Burnett County

Yay a FOY Giant Swallowtail made a quick stop on my Coneflowers but didn't stick around for a decent photo.

Jul 29 2016

Judith Huf

Location: Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Afternoon, after storm, sunny mild. Walked from my garden about 1/4 mile to the library. All I had was my cell phone to take photos with.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Y in Saukville
Ozaukee County

Jul 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy T
Ozaukee County

Jul 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy 60
Ozaukee County

Jul 29 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Cabbage White in Monarch Way Station in my backyard

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 29 2016

Kim Lawler

Location: West edge of Spring Valley, across from Siver Fox Rd., front garden
Pierce County

No wind, sunny, 79°, spent the afternoon among the flowers

Jul 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Fellenz Woods in West Bend
Washington County

It was overcast with showers. We were surprised to see how active the Summer Spring Azures and Eastern Tailed Blues were in these conditions. We also saw two blue salamanders under boards and one skipper and a duskywing that we didn't get a good look at.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

salamander

salamander

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

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

Jul 29 2016

Steve Kinyon

Location: Perrot State Park Brady's Bluff
La Crosse County

Jul 29 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Cross Plains SP hilltop restored prairie
Dane County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 29 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Home prairie
Waukesha County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 30 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Wauwatosa Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 30 2016

Pamela Skaar and Ginny Nelson

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

10:30 - 12:08 0.9 miles

Jul 30 2016

Jim Otto and Peter Fissel

Location: Spring Green Preserve, east unit north of Jones Road
Sauk County

Jul 30 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Of the Eastern Tigers, 2 were very large and fresh females. One of the females was a dark form depositing eggs on an Ash sapling. Also saw 2 monarch caterpillars on swamp milkweed and 1 Black swallowtail caterpillar on wild carrot.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 30 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

2:00-5:00, sunny, mid-upper 70s. Lots of butterflies today. None of the monarchs would pose for a photo, but there was a monarch caterpillar and we got a photo of that, so I guess that was a good substitute. Especially pleased to see the little yellows and the American coppers.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 30 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy Y
Ozaukee County

Jul 30 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Fellenz Woods in West Bend
Washington County

We saw 10+ Fritillaries and several other Blues.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 30 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Decorah Rd.
Washington County

Jul 30 2016

Lynn Rapaich

Location: Bellevue
Brown County

home flower garden

Jul 30 2016

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton fields and woods
Chippewa County

Jul 30 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

peck

peck

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 30 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Community Pool
Ozaukee County

Jul 30 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Serigraph Corp. on Decorah Rd.
Washington County

This business has beautiful prairie plants in its landscaping.

Jul 30 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

Just a brief visit today. We also saw a White Striped Black Moth and some Skippers.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 30 2016

Edgar Spalding

Location: Middleton, Stricker's Pond, path along northern edge
Dane County

I don't see a Sachem every year here in the Madison/Middleton area so this well-marked male was a nice surprise.

Sachem

Sachem

Jul 30 2016

Dorothy Legler

Location: My yard in Sauk City
Sauk County

Fiery Skipper was a female.

Jul 30 2016

Tom Aranow

Location: Town of Richland Roadway
Richland County

Along gravel/sand roadway in northern town of Richland, two of them moving from place to place in sandy areas

Jul 30 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park.
Waukesha County

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jul 30 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Smith-Reiner Drumlin Prairie SNA
Dane County

2-4 pm, partly cloudy, 80F.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

American Copper

American Copper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

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

Jul 30 2016

Jim Otto, Peter Fissel

Location: Badger Recreation Area
Sauk County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 30 2016

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Lac Lawrann Conservancy in West Bend
Washington County

Mild temperatures, some wind. Saw three buckeyes, of which one was large and older (faded/somewhat tattered). The other two which seemed fresher were notably smaller. I wonder if later broods are smaller. Both swallowtails I photographed were missing large portions of their hindwings. Sightings were primarily in the prairies.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 30 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Gov. Dodge SP - Entrance prairie
Iowa County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 30 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Gov. Dodge SP - Stephens Falls area
Iowa County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 30 2016

Jim Otto, Peter Fissel

Location: Spring Green Preserve, west unit north of Pearl Road
Sauk County

The best spot was at the parking area at the north end of Pearl Road.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Jul 30 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Kalscheur Oak Savannah - TPE Property 2mi S. of Hollandale
Iowa County

10+ other fritillaries of various sizes and "orangeness" flitting around; Many "whites" and "sulphurs". Not sure of the "Flavor of the Day" scat - opossum/skunk/raccoon? Lots of plant material and few bones/seeds, no hair.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

scat party, 4 species

scat party, 4 species

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent, Meadow Fritillary

Pearl Crescent, Meadow Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 31 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Mostly sunny today. The Giant swallowtail came back! Also found 4 Eastern tiger swallowtail eggs on ash and wild black cherry. Monarch caterpillar on prairie milkweed

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 31 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

We also saw a couple other fritillaries and four white striped black moths.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 31 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Granville Rd.
Ozaukee County

Jul 31 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Olbrich Gardens & McDonalds on University Ave, Madison
Dane County

86° Sunny. Went to Olbrich Gardens to find the Fiery Skipper. Saw all but 1 of the Pecks there. The Sachem and Peck's (Photo) was at McDonalds right in front of my parking stall. Didn't have to go to Stricker's Pond after all.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem, Peck's Skipper

Sachem, Peck's Skipper

Jul 31 2016

Tim Fenske

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 31 2016

John Signoretti

Location: Neenah
Winnebago County

Walking home about 7:00 PM

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 31 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 31 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Highland Rd.
Ozaukee County

Jul 31 2016

Pam Skaar and Ginny Nelson

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

Jul 31 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Tower Hill SP along SNA up Mill Creek - with a paddle!
Iowa County

Harvester sat on Laurie's wrist for about 10 min., even while slowly kayaking.

Harvester

Harvester

Jul 31 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 31 2016

Judith Huf

Location: River Hills-Indian Hill Elementary School
Milwaukee County

The school has an extensive natural area and butterfly gardens. About 9:30 - 11 am. Sunny and 75 degrees.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 31 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Vernon Wildlife Area River Rd
Waukesha County

Jul 31 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Tiger Swallowtail on Lily in my garden near UWM campus

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 31 2016

Bob Ring

Location: Near High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 31 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Zeloski Marsh
Jefferson County

3:30-4:40, partly cloudy, 80F.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Sachem

Sachem

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

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

Jul 31 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Home prairie
Waukesha County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 31 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy Y
Ozaukee County