Butterfly sightings for August 2016

Aug 1 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Decorah Rd.
Washington County

Aug 1 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

Purple-fringed Orchid

Purple-fringed Orchid

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

pearl cre

pearl cre

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 1 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail taking nectar from these lilies for about 10 minutes in my backyard garden near UWM campus.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 1 2016

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, private fields and woods
Chippewa County

Low 80's, sunny and calm.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

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

Aug 1 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy Y
Ozaukee County

Aug 1 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Fellenz Woods parking lot in West Bend
Washington County

Aug 1 2016

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida Home
Outagamie County

I watched a female Monarch lay a lot of eggs on every milkweed she could find..I Can't wait to see how that turns out. And I will be watching the Black Swallowtail caterpillars as well.

Black Swallowtail caterpillars

Black Swallowtail caterpillars

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 1 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Greene Prairie/Grady Knoll area, UW Arb
Dane County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 1 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

My daughter released one of our first Monarchs today that we have been raising from eggs found on our Milkweed plants. The Red Admiral was found feeding on an orange half that I had put out for a female Baltimore Oriole that has been visiting our yard recently.

Aug 1 2016

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

7:30am-11am Sunny

Aug 1 2016

Dory Rufli

Location: Private property/Pleasant Prairie
Kenosha County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 1 2016

Joan Vennie

Location: My yard and neighboring alfalfa field.
Dane County

Aug 1 2016

Andy Paulios

Location: Lodi Marsh State Wildlife Area
Dane County

I've been seeing low-moderate numbers of monarchs the past 2-3 weeks in Dane County. Much more than in June.

Also saw Laphria thoracica in two locations on the property

Aug 1 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Highland Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Aug 1 2016

Jason T Cleereman

Location: Walker Square, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 2 2016

Dory Rufli

Location: Pleasant Prairie Private Property
Kenosha County

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 2 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Viceroy

Viceroy

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 2 2016

Urban Ecology Center

Location: Menomonee Valley
Milwaukee County

Aug 2 2016

Dan Chin

Location: McFarland on the edge of the woods in our back yard.
Dane County

A mostly black, with coral and blue spots along the edge of its wings, Red-spotted Purple came and fed from our hummingbird feeder. I was not fast enough to get a photo.

Aug 2 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Two of the Black swallowtails were caterpillars.

Black Swallowtail caterpillars

Black Swallowtail caterpillars

Aug 3 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Ice Age Trail Jct. Area - Hill prairie S. of CTH PD
Dane County

Monarchs exclusively on rough or showy blazing stars but all very camera shy.

Blazing Star

Blazing Star

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 3 2016

Lori Hennes

Location: Pike Lake
Washington County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 3 2016

Joshua Cullum

Location: Big Hill Park
Rock County

Walked the area doing some atlasing and also kept a list of butterflies. Started at 6:45am and went until 9:56am. Very warm and humid out, without much of a breeze. Partly cloudy and hazy all morning.

Aug 3 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Badger Prairie County Park, Verona
Dane County

Mid-afternoon. Upper 80s and sunny. Nice to see a good number of monarchs.

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 3 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Quarry Ridge Recreational Area, Fitchburg
Dane County

Early afternoon. Upper 80s and sunny.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 3 2016

Jym Mooney

Location: Juddville Road
Door County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Aug 3 2016

Joan Rickert

Location: Riley Lake Road
Price County

Also saw many whites and sulfurs and an unknown anglewing puddling.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 3 2016

Stephen Zimmermann

Location: rural Suamico
Brown County

Seemed to prefer to sit on the driveway rather than any flower.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 3 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer High School and Library
Milwaukee County

Aug 3 2016

Kristi Gorell

Location: Town of Pleasant Valley
Eau Claire County

Black Swallowtail caterpillars galore! We had 8 of them on our dill weed in the garden. One of them climbed a milkweed and turned into a green chrysalis.

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail chrysalis

Black Swallowtail chrysalis

Black Swallowtail caterpillars

Black Swallowtail caterpillars

Aug 3 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 4 2016

Lance Wilde

Location: Lake Edge park, southeast Madison
Dane County

The Common Wood-Nymph was in my native restored yard near Lake Edge Park. It flitted from the phlox in the courtyard to the cup plants then was gone by the time I had dashed out and circled back through the underbrush.

Aug 4 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 4 2016

Joshua Cullum

Location: Ice Age Trail -- Arbor Ridge and Devil's Staircase
Rock County

About 90˚F out, hanging around 70% humidity. Tons of butterflies out at the prairie at the end of Cook Arboretum. Also good numbers all along the hike.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Aug 4 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: Spring Green SNA
Sauk County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Aug 5 2016

Esjay Anderson

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Butterfly numbers dropping the last couple of weeks but had to report this one. Only 2nd time I have found one on the meadows, this one gave me a bit more behavior. Flew much like an Eastern-tailed blue, stayed low and weaved around the grasses. It circled a small area maybe 15 foot long and 4 foot wide, returning to perch on dried up purple clover on the edge of the road. It landed and nectared on rabbits foot. There were 2 other blues with this one, but the one I was able to catch up to was a Karner.

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Aug 5 2016

Jody Hergert-Andresen

Location: west of Oshkosh - in our back yard
Winnebago County

This beautiful butterfly was in the garden in our back yard.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 5 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Finally saw monarchs mating this season

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 5 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Walking Iron Co. Park North
Dane County

6 species in parking lot. Most silver-spots on red clover in adjacent old hay field lined with many locust trees - quit counting at 20.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 5 2016

LuAnn Macht

Location: backyard
Kenosha County

Midday in the backyard

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 5 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 5 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Blue Mound State Park
Iowa County

2:00-4:30pm, around 80 degrees and sunny. Near the entrance to the park there is a large area with many kinds of prairie plants in bloom. That's where I saw the majority of the butterflies for the day (and several hummingbird clearwing moths). When I went up to the top of the hill, near the main observation tower, I saw lots of Red-spotted Purples pretty high up in the trees. I'm used to seeing them on the ground, so it was interesting to see them in the trees. There were Eastern Tiger Swallowtails up in the trees too, but I saw more of them down in the prairie plants than up in the trees. The only other butterflies at the top of the hill were the Monarch and the Common Wood-Nymphs.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 6 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Fellenz Woods in West Bend
Washington County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

American Lady

American Lady

Yellow-collared Scape Moth

Yellow-collared Scape Moth

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 6 2016

Lori Hennes

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 6 2016

Grant Stevens

Location: My backyard, Cedarburg WI
Ozaukee County

Lots of cool butterflies!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 6 2016

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida home
Outagamie County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 6 2016

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: About a mile south of Fifield
Price County

Mid-afternoon this skipper was busy on purple cone-flowers in front of our house.

Sachem

Sachem

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

Aug 6 2016

Lowan Metz

Location: Kenosha
Kenosha County

Aug 6 2016

Tom Cheryl Heth

Location: Wooded site, upland from Rock River
Rock County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 6 2016

Lori Lauth

Location: Waterloo
Jefferson County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 6 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Small wetland area, east of Colfax.
Dunn County

Upper 70's, sunny. Lots of blooming Joe-pye weed, boneset, goldenrod, vervain, swamp and common milkweed, turtlehead, etc. I searched several yards of roadside and found over 40 Monarch cats.

Turtlehead

Turtlehead

Mustard White

Mustard White

Viceroy

Viceroy

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 6 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 6 2016

Leslie Paynter

Location: Table Bluff Segment - Ice Age Trail
Dane County

Hiking in the goat prairie on Table Bluff north of Cross Plains

Aug 6 2016

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glen Hills County Park, Springfield Township
St. Croix County

Feeding along a hiking trail in the park at 1:35pm

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 6 2016

SWBA Field Trip to Lower Wisconsin Riverway

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Iowa County

15 participants used binoculars to observe 264 butterflies of 33 species. 33 ties our previous record from 2013 and 264 is the 2nd highest number of individuals. Led by Mike Reese, we found 6 southern immigrants: Red Admiral, Common Buckeye, Fiery Skipper, Common Checkered-Skipper, Little Yellow and Sleepy Orange. Other species of interest were Common Roadside-Skipper, Common Sootywing, Harvester (coaxed onto Dan Sonnenberg's finger), Tawny-edged Skipper, Aphrodite Fritillary and Gray Comma. 16 male Eastern Tailed-Blues were sipping nutrients from moist sand, and Hackberry Emperors repeatedly landed on us! Photo of Emperor on car window and Little Yellow by Dan Sonnenberg. Other photos by Karl and Dorothy Legler.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 6 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Mid-seventies and sunny. Saw another pair of mating monarchs. Giant swallowtail nectaring on swamp milkweed.

Aug 6 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: Beaver Dam, Aldi's parking lot
Dodge County

Aug 6 2016

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Note a very faint lavender cast to the wings of this super fresh Gray Hairstreak; also, the veins are tinged with green. These are the third and fourth Gray Hairstreaks I've seen in the past week (also at Walking Iron and my garden).

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Aug 6 2016

Lori Hennes

Location: Pike Lake
Washington County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 6 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Aug 6 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Highland Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Aug 6 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Granville Rd.
Ozaukee County

Aug 6 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty Y
Washington County

Aug 6 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Home prairie
Waukesha County

Aug 6 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Aug 6 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Aug 6 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Stricker's Pond, Middleton, WI
Dane County

Didn't see the sachem that was reported at Stricker's last week. Not surprised because skippers are tiny and not always easy to find. Did see a couple of least skippers and one posed nicely for a couple of photos.

Monarch

Monarch

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 6 2016

Peter Thornquist

Location: Good Hope Island, Milwaukee River
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 7 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Yellow-collared Scape Moth

Yellow-collared Scape Moth

Viceroy

Viceroy

Yellow-collared Scape Moth

Yellow-collared Scape Moth

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 7 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: UW Madison campus, in front of Bascom Hall
Dane County

Beautiful day. Upper 70s, mostly sunny. When I arrived it was overcast and there were no butterflies to be seen. Then the sun came out and there they were. The flowers were beautiful and they had lots of nectar sources to choose from.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 7 2016

Pamela Skaar

Location: Tenney Park and Yahara River
Dane County

13:33 - 15:33 cloudy 4.1 miles

Aug 7 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 7 2016

Jen Valtierra

Location: My rain garden
Dane County

I have a very large rain garden in the township of Middleton that I have planted with native plantings. This black form Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was feeding on the pink phlox. Absolutely beautiful!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 7 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 7 2016

Tricia De Groot

Location: Greenville, wi backyard on. Utterfly bush
Outagamie County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 7 2016

Pam Skaar and Ginny Nelson

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Dane County

Aug 7 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Great butterfly day.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

★ = New county photo record

Aug 7 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Allen Centennial Gardens, UW-Madison
Dane County

After my successful butterfly outing in front of Bascom Hall, I headed over to Allen Centennial Gardens, expecting lots of butterflies since there are certainly lots of flowers there. However, there weren't many. The most interesting was a silver-spotted skipper who was sitting on a leaf with its wings open. Also nice to see several hummingbirds.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 7 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Aug 7 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: Melrose by American Legion Hall
Jackson County

Aug 7 2016

David Czoschke

Location: Jackson Harbor Ridges SNA
Door County

Washington Island

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 7 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 7 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Lyndale Road, East of Menomonie
Dunn County

Before 11:00am. This is a favorite birding location. I've not seen Bronze Coppers here before.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

★ = New county photo record

Aug 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Highland Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Aug 8 2016

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

White Admiral

White Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

White Admiral

White Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Fellenz Woods in West Bend
Washington County

My daughter discovered the Common Checkered-Skipper in a field of Red Clover. Wow, what a beautiful skipper!

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

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

Aug 8 2016

Anna Hipke-Krueger

Location: Moquah Barrens
Bayfield County

Windy with fast-moving clouds. Temperatures in the low 80s. I also saw another sulphur, two fritillaries, and a skipper that I didn't get a good look at. Not a blueberry to be seen.

Aug 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 8 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw a Hummingbird clearwing nectaring on monarda

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty Y
Ozaukee County

Aug 8 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtails in Monarch Way Station in my backyard near UWM campus

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 8 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Yellowstone State Park and Wildlife Area
Lafayette County

Spent the afternoon and found 25 species. The best was Painted Lady which has been pretty scarce this year. It was on private property so it was rather distant as we looked over the fence.
Other highlights were Common Buckeye (Dorothy's photo), Fiery Skipper and Tawny-edged Skipper. Many swallowtails. Heard Henslow's Sparrow.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aug 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Lac Lawrann Conservancy in West Bend
Washington County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 8 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Iowa County

Took Doreen to see her 90th & 91st for her life list. Sootywing and Sleepy Orange were easy to find along the roads for her. Also found 2 species we didn't see on Saturday. Didn't go to the 4th stop. Each of us had an Emperor land on us at the 3rd. We went to the Cassville area afterward. Of 6 stops we had Little Yellows at 5 of them today.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Aug 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Decorah Rd. in West Bend
Washington County

Aug 8 2016

Karen Hiebert

Location: Eau Claire, my back yard.
Eau Claire County

First time I've seen one here.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 8 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Riveredge Nature Ctr
Ozaukee County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Granville Rd.
Ozaukee County

Aug 9 2016

Joan Gorman

Location: Mazomanie
Dane County

Aug 9 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Low Prairie
Waukesha County

Nothing unusual but good variety and a nice walk.

Aug 9 2016

Urban Ecology Center

Location: Three Bridges Park
Milwaukee County

High wind speed

Aug 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy C
Ozaukee County

Aug 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd.
Milwaukee County

Aug 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Y
Ozaukee County

Aug 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Yellow-necked Scape Moth

Yellow-necked Scape Moth

Aug 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Y
Washington County

Aug 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Granville Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Aug 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Aug 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Wauwatosa Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Aug 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Highland Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Aug 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 9 2016

Cheri Esperon

Location: Kenosha, 27th Ave & 85th St.
Kenosha County

Poor girl (black form female) was hit by a car. We rescued her from the street.

Aug 9 2016

Linda Catterson

Location: North Prairie, back yard
Waukesha County

Enjoying a plate of blackberries I grow in my back yard!

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 10 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Chickweed Geometer (moth)

Chickweed Geometer (moth)

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Aug 10 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Monarch in the Monarch Way Station in my backyard, near UWM

Aug 10 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Lamb's Creek SWA
Dunn County

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 10 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Bayside
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail at Schlitz Audubon Center, Bayside, Wisconsin

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 10 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Was a bit surprised to see the Red Admiral depositing eggs, it seems rather late?

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 10 2016

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida Home
Outagamie County

Surprise early morning visitors.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 11 2016

Joan Gorman

Location: Mazomanie
Dane County

Aug 11 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 11 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 12 2016

David Czoschke

Location: Jackson Harbor Ridges SNA
Door County

Washington Island

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Aug 12 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Family property on Cty T in the Town of Alban
Portage County

Indian Pipe

Indian Pipe

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Mustard White

Mustard White

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 12 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Are house in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 12 2016

Jan Van Vleck

Location: Madison next to Lake Monona
Dane County

Loves the butterfly bush

Aug 12 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy 41
Fond du Lac County

Aug 12 2016

Diane Foley, Debbie Boucher

Location: Suamico , WI
Brown County

Aug 13 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Bauer-Brockway Barrens State Natural Area
Jackson County

The Northern crescents were everywhere. 50 is probably a conservative estimate. They were also the most adventuresome. A number of them were puddling along with the sulphurs. One sat next to my shoe. And several sat on various parts of my car, including the license plate.

Sulphurs puddling

Sulphurs puddling

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Chickweed Geometer

Chickweed Geometer

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 13 2016

Mary Kenosian

Location: front yard garden, city of Eau Claire
Eau Claire County

First time I've ever seen this skipper species!

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

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

Aug 13 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Dark form Eastern Tiger was very worn. Monarch depositing eggs. Pearl crescents mating. A great day for butterflies!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 13 2016

David Woods

Location: Wausau backyard
Marathon County

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Aug 13 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

In Monarch Way Station in my backyard, near UWM campus

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 13 2016

Peter Thornquist

Location: Good Hope Island, Milwaukee River
Milwaukee County

Two Eastern Tiger Swallowtails locked in mortal, mid-air combat.

Aug 13 2016

Nicholas Bach

Location: County Road A Bogs, South of Amnicon Lake.
Douglas County

Aug 13 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Wisconsin State Fair
Milwaukee County

Aug 13 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 13 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Family property on Cty T in the Town of Alban
Portage County

White Admiral

White Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Machimus sp. (robber fly)

Machimus sp. (robber fly)

Walking Stick

Walking Stick

Aug 14 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral on back of my home near UWM campus

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 14 2016

Pamela Skaar

Location: Owen Conservation Park, Madison
Dane County

one black Eastern Tiger Swallowtail female included in count. Two Silver-spotted Skippers circled around and chased each other in the trees, resembling hairstreaks.

Aug 14 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

White-faced Meadowhawk

White-faced Meadowhawk

Aug 14 2016

Lori Widmann

Location: Mead Wildlife Area-Visitor Center
Marathon County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Harvester

Harvester

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

Aug 14 2016

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

80 degrees and sunny with light winds. I expected to see more butterflies than I did but overall it's been a slow butterfly season. I didn't see one skipper. One of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtails was a dark female.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Aug 14 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Another great day for butterflies!

Aug 14 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy 145 in Germantown
Washington County

Aug 14 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Meadow Valley State Wildlife Area and Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

The most entertaining butterfly of the day was the common buckeye, who took turns chasing a grasshopper and then letting himself be chased by the grasshopper. This went on for quite some time, but finally the common buckeye tired of the game and stopped to rest.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 14 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In Our Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

We also saw lots of other skippers.

Aug 14 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Family property on Cty T in the Town of Alban
Portage County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Mustard White

Mustard White

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Meadowhawk sp.

Meadowhawk sp.

Aug 14 2016

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Park Place walk from 2046 Helena St
Dane County

80 F, NW wind 5.8 - 4.6 mph, 52 - 60 % RH, 1.4 miles walking

Aug 14 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Wisconsin but within 7 1/2 miles of center of Dubuque.
Grant County

17 species. The Partridge Pea plants are doing very well this year! Heard Carolina Wren.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Aug 14 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Trails from Homestead Hollow to the butterfly garden.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 15 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Spring Green Preserve (west unit, parking lot on Pearl Rd.
Sauk County

Brief stop at area around parking lot.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Aug 15 2016

Esjay Anderson

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Partial list. No pic on Varigated but close enough to convince myself, yes. It just would not settle down! This is the 4th time this year I have seen what I believe to be Varigated and not one pic.

New Reakirts near the previous sighting was approx 800' north leads me to believe they may have emerged on the meadows. Orange visible on this one, not the one previously and same view so it is two different Reakirts.

Flight very similar to Eastern-tailed blue but choppy, sharp side rolls/turns that flash the underwing. Both of these guys size would be a small ETB sized, but I don't know if that is the normal size for Reakirts. So far, both perch facing down =<12" from ground, and they do seem to like the road edges.

First Dainty on Crex since aug 2013

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Aug 15 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 15 2016

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Mustard White

Mustard White

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 15 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy 10 near Fremont
Waupaca County

Aug 15 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Aug 15 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

My daughter spotted the Common Sootywing, another record sighting for her!

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

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

Aug 15 2016

René Fuentes

Location: Backyard 819 N Garfield Ave Janesville 53545
Rock County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 15 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Blue River Barrens State Natural Area
Grant County

Aug 16 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Preserve, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

3 of the 4 tiger swallowtails were black form females

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 16 2016

Collette Swanson

Location: Murry WI on the Chippawa river
Chippewa County

I was just sitting outside and she was flying around me.

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Aug 16 2016

Matt Kolinski

Location: City of Waupaca; our backyard
Waupaca County

Saw this fly through our backyard this afternoon.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

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

Aug 16 2016

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Village of Shorewood Hills. our yard
Dane County

Red-spotted Purple was on wild plum tree by driveway about noon.
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was flitting about meadow area with coneflowers and phlox mid morning.

Aug 16 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in Monarch Way Station in my backyard, near UWM campus

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 16 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Aug 16 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

American Lady

American Lady

Viceroy

Viceroy

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 16 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Rd. in River Hills
Milwaukee County

Aug 16 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Orange Mint Moth

Orange Mint Moth

Aug 16 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 16 2016

Urban Ecology Center

Location: 3 bridges park
Milwaukee County

Aug 16 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Near HWY 64, 1 mile east of HWY T
Oconto County

Aug 16 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Rettenmund Prairie SNA
Dane County

At least 8 other small "black" butterflies flitting about with same behavior and in same habitat area (flying low, seldom landing, interacting, along mowed lane and hay field edge at bottom of the prairie along E. edge) Probably Common Sootywings.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

American Lady

American Lady

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 16 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Mariner Trail between Two Rivers and Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Aug 17 2016

Steve Kinyon

Location: La Crosse Marsh
La Crosse County

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Aug 17 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Monarch Way Station in my backyard, near UWM campus. 3:00 pm very active will all these butterflies cavorting and taking in nectar!

Aug 17 2016

Richard André Rivard

Location: 140th Avenue, Erin Prairie Township
St. Croix County

Black Swallowtail, astern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail, astern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 17 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property JK & KF
Waukesha County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 17 2016

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida Home
Outagamie County

The Female Tiger Swallowtail was in black form. This is the best summer so far for butterflies in my yard. Heading to Door county Thursday We hope to find a few butterflies.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 17 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Buck's Ranch Road
Oconto County

Aug 17 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on FR 2117
Oconto County

Aug 17 2016

Ann Thering

Location: Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie
Dane County

Viceroy was laying eggs on willow. Four mated pairs of Monarchs! Two mated pairs of ETBs. One mated pair of orange sulphurs. One very speedy Southern Dogface.

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Aug 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 18 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

In Monarch Way Station in my backyard, near UWM campus

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 18 2016

Joshua Cullum

Location: Orfordville CE Block (Private Property)
Rock County

Aug 18 2016

joanmueller

Location: Appleton
Outagamie County

So excited to see one one the zinnias in the front of our home

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 18 2016

K. Java

Location: Namekagon Barrens
Burnett County

Went on a combination birding/butterfly trip with a friend and explored areas of the barrens we've never been to. We just couldn't find many butterflies.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Aug 18 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 18 2016

Rose Tiegs

Location: Mud lake Bailys Harbor
Door County

Aug 18 2016

Douglas Michalek

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Have been seeing more Eastern Tiger Swallowtails this year....it has been great

Aug 18 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie
Dane County

91° Mostly Sunny. Ann and Dan's excellent adventure! Ann came back to find the Reakirt's Blue. We looked for more Reakirt's with no avail. Even though it was REALLY hot and humid we managed to find lots of butterflies and got lots of photos. 1:30 is when the "Dogs" got tired & hungry and stopped so we could take photos. Before that they taunted and teased us coming close to us just to race away like a school yard game of tag. Afterward Dan went to Spring Green Preserve to find Leonard's Skippers at Ann's insistence. Thanks Ann!

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 18 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Aug 19 2016

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis, 97th and Rogers
Milwaukee County

I had a new butterfly in the backyard! I thought it was a red admiral at first, from a distance, but when I got close-up, it was clear it was not. This was the best picture I could take. He or she was initially on the common milkweeds then flew quickly to the black raspberry bush, which is where I took this picture. Amazed at how big he or she was for a skipper.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 19 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 19 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Rd. in Germantown
Washington County

Aug 19 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 20 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 21 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Rettenmund Prairie, Black Earth
Dane County

The sulphurs were all flying so fast or were pretty far away, so that if the Southern Dogface was there, we weren't able to identify it.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 21 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 21 2016

Pamela Skaar

Location: Durward's Glen CE block
Columbia County

66 - 69 F, partly cloudy, NW wind 8 - 9 mph with 17 mph gusts, 65 - 54 % RH. incidentally observed while birding

Aug 21 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 21 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens near Solon Springs and Brule
Douglas County

4 spots in Douglas County Wildlife Area and 3 spots south of Brule. We also saw no Leonard's Skippers a the end of July at these sites.

Aug 21 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bogs near Amnicon Lake
Douglas County

Surveyed bogs + roadsides at Bear Lake and North Bear along County A, and Lyman lake, but only the roadside at Milchesky Road. A Red-spotted Purple across the road from North bear was probably our 1st sight of this species in Douglas County.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 21 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
Dane County

Starry Campion

Starry Campion

Adrenosoma fulvicaudum

Adrenosoma fulvicaudum

Efferia pogonias

Efferia pogonias

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 22 2016

Michael Breen

Location: back yard on ornamental allium in Kenosha
Kenosha County

Silver-spotted Skipper in my yard around a group of Millenium [ornamental onion]

Aug 22 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Lake Menomin Park
Dunn County

Near 80 degrees, sunny and very windy.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Spreadwing sp.

Spreadwing sp.

Aug 22 2016

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 22 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Rettenmund Prairie, Black Earth
Dane County

81° Sunny. 11AM-1 PM. Ann T. was there when we arrived. We talked to her along the mowed path and as we were about to part we spotted a Southern Dogface that avoided Ann & I, but flew within 4' of my wife Doreen twice. We all laughed at the whimsy of the situation.
After spending nearly an hour searching for the Reakirt's, Doreen and I decided it was time to head out. On our way back the Dogface came past us again. This time nearly kissing Doreens cheek.
She was able to see her first Tawny-Edge Skipper also. This one allowed me to break off the stem of the white clover it was sitting on and walk him back over to Doreen. When setting up my camera after handing it off it flew away. I found it on a red clover on a few minutes later and nearly got it back to her again before it departed.
Doreen was able to make this trip after we secured permission from the site steward to travel the mowed path along the base of the hill with our UTV.

Aug 22 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

81° Sunny. 1 Hr. The first field on the west end & the one to the North of it are mowed and ready to bale. Someone was also mowing the trails as I left the parking lot. Sad Face. Didn't let it get me down. Some of the White Clover flowers on the trails were no cut off and held Coppers & Blues.
Little Yellows were plentiful and when I got back to the parking lot one was waiting there that I could show Doreen. After she got to see it I spied the Gray Hairstreak a few feet beyond it.

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Aug 22 2016

Michael Breen

Location: Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie
Kenosha County

Common Buckeye at lake front and 116st St. Pleasant Pr.
Monarch and swallowtail in back yard 2 blocks from lake, in Kenosha

Aug 22 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Rettenmund Prairie
Dane County

This time I could study the dogfaces more than last. The black patches on the wings near the body really helped me with ID. Good chance to see this rarer visitor!

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Aug 22 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Assorted stops from Potosi to Cassville
Grant County

25 species. Highlights were the female Sachem (Dorothy's photo), probably the most Wild Indigo Duskywing's we have ever seen (10), Fiery Skipper, Common Buckeye, Little Yellow and American Snout. Heard Scissors-grinder (cicada -- Tibicen pruinosa) almost constantly in Potosi, Cassville and Lancaster. Heard Carolina Wren. Saw Russet-tipped Clubtail and Wandering Glider (dragonflies).

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 22 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty A in New Hope
Portage County

Aug 22 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Family property on Cty T in the Town of Alban
Portage County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Mustard White

Mustard White

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

monarch

monarch

White Admiral

White Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Aug 22 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Aug 22 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Flume Rd.
Portage County

Aug 23 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

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

Three areas and a brief roadside stop inside the Park, and one barrens southwest of the park. 31 of the Leonard's Skippers were in Mirror Lake State Park. On August 15-16 I found a total of 20 Leonard's Skippers at all of these sites.

Aug 23 2016

Jim Wagner

Location: Oshkosh
Winnebago County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 23 2016

Wayne Palmer

Location: West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc, WI
Manitowoc County

Was on visit to park with spouse on 21 August, 2016. Weather was partly cloudy, intermittant showers. Time was about 2 pm and the temp was moderate - probably about 80ºF. We were on the south side of the gardens when my wife noticed the grey and blue butterfly that was sitting on one of the bouquets.

Photo's were shot with a Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 23 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on zinnia in the Monarch Way Station in my backyard near UWM campus

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 23 2016

Tom Poklen

Location: Rieboldt Creek
Door County

The Eyed Brown this late was a treat. A couple of southern migrants added to the species list. Several other skippers whirling around went unidentified.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Viceroy, White Admiral

Viceroy, White Admiral

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

White Admiral

White Admiral

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Aug 23 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Family property on Cty T in the Town of Alban
Portage County

My daughter set out this morning determined to find a Black Swallowtail and get a picture record for Portage County and indeed she did! She came running back so excited and screaming that she had gotten another record. I couldn't believe it. We had never seen a Black Swallowtail on the property before. She also attempted to chase down a Fritillary off the trail but that never happened because she stepped onto a huge ant hill and literally flew off of it when the red ants started climbing up her legs. What an adventure for her!

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

White Admiral

White Admiral

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Aug 24 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Aug 24 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

75 degrees, humid, breezy and mostly overcast.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Monarch

Monarch

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 24 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Family property on Cty T in the Town of Alban
Portage County

Aug 24 2016

Richard André Rivard

Location: 140th Avenue, Erin Prairie Township
St. Croix County

Roadside sightings.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 24 2016

Carrie Post

Location: Town of Brookfield
Waukesha County

Rainy/overcast
74'F
Sighted on flowering Bougainvillea with orange display leaves

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 25 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd.
Milwaukee County

Aug 25 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty KK in Amherst
Portage County

Aug 25 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw several Eastern tiger swallowtail caterpillars on Ash and Wild black cherry saplings and a few Monarch caterpillars

Aug 25 2016

Ken Essman

Location: Spring Prairie
Walworth County

Night sighting on our porch of giant swallowtail.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 25 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Low Prairie
Waukesha County

Aug 25 2016

Linda Catterson

Location: North Prairie, front yard
Waukesha County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 25 2016

Thomas Poklen

Location: The Ridges Sanctuary, Baileys Harbor
Door County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

American Copper

American Copper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 25 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy 45 north of Allenton
Washington County

Aug 25 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Rd. Prairie
Ozaukee County

Aug 25 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty A in the Town of Hope
Portage County

Aug 25 2016

Dwight Dietz

Location: Near the National Guard Armory in Oshkosh.
Winnebago County

All seen in my Zinnia bed.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 25 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty Q near Amerherst Junction
Portage County

Aug 25 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 25 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Family property on Cty T in the Town of Alban
Portage County

We saw two Eastern Commas chasing each other

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 26 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Wildlife Area
Adams County

15% sunshine, 73 degrees F. The weather was failing so we only walked one mile of roadside each to see if any Purplish Coppers were apparent. We saw all the Purplish Coppers along the first half-mile of Archer Drive west of County Highway W, both north and south of the road. Most of the Purplish Coppers were fresh.

Aug 26 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

American Lady

American Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 26 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Rush Creek SNA
Crawford County

All butterflies seen right on the goat prairies.

Aug 26 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in the Monarch Way Station on a zinnia, in my backyard near UWM campus

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 26 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Monarch in the Monarch Way Station in my backyard near UWM campus

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 26 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Avoca Prairie
Iowa County

Aug 26 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Wedde Creek SNA
Marquette County

77° Mostly Cloudy. 1st time visiting this site. Saw 7 Leonard's at Hamel's yesterday with Doreen and Shelley. Also stopped at Lawrence Creek Fish & Wildlife Area yesterday and saw 6 there. Am looking over aerial photo to find more prospective sites.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 26 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: County Road D between F & K
Marquette County

77° Mostly Cloudy. Remember following a semi after dry snow storm? Today it was a swirling masses of Clouded Sulphurs behind a logging truck. The photo has more than 100 Sulphurs. Saw a pickup in Frietags parking lot with more than 50 Sulphurs on the grill before I headed down D. Many dead ones on the road, too.
There seems to be a dramatic increase in Monarch numbers in the fields and along the roads.

Aug 26 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 26 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Meijer Garden Center in Grafton
Ozaukee County

Aug 26 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

1:30-3:00pm. 70s, partly sunny. An hour and a half is not enough time to spend here because there are so many places to explore. Plus part of my time was spent watching two whooping cranes that were hanging out in the water preening, so it took away from the time I had to look for butterflies.

Whooping Crane

Whooping Crane

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 26 2016

Tom Poklen

Location: Newport State Park
Door County

One small Frit, probably Silver-bordered, that I did not get a firm ID for.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 26 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Wildlife Area
Portage County

We walked 7 miles to survey grasslands or to get to survey sites. Three of the Regal Fritillaries were in the 40-acre plot north of the DNR's "Shed" on County Hwy F: two males about 100 meters SSW or SW of the Quarry Road/Cty F junction, and a female 400 meters SW or WSW of this junction.

Aug 26 2016

Karl Dorothy Legler

Location: Avon Bottoms State Wildlife Area
Rock County

23 species. Overcast for awhile. Our 2nd stray Sleepy Orange sighting in this area in 17 years! It was present for a minute and then moved on. Other highlights were Common Buckeyes, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Little Yellow and American Snout. Dorothy's photos show the typical resting place for the Snout on a bare twig. The better to look like a dead leaf with a stem! Also saw a American Rubyspot (damselfly).

American Rubyspot

American Rubyspot

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

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

Aug 27 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 27 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 28 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Hardscrabble SNA and vicinity
Grant County

14 species. (Didn't scrabble very hard.)
Usual butterflies, except for 1 Little Yellow.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Aug 28 2016

Ryan Brady

Location: My home just west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Aug 28 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 28 2016

Rose Tiegs

Location: Townsend ,Binder Lake
Oconto County

White Admiral

White Admiral

Aug 28 2016

Joan Vennie

Location: Dunlap Hollow Road
Dane County

Mid-afternoon. 80 degrees. Butterflies active with blue sky and sunshine.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 28 2016

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

With all the rain we've had my favorite butterflying road was flooded. The next best spot I like is the intersection of Southwest Dike Trail and Cty Rd O. I spent a lot of time checking out Rough Blazing Star but still have been unable to spot a Leonard's Skipper. Both Karners were males and one was very fresh and rubbing his wings together.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 28 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: UW-Platteville campus
Grant County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Aug 28 2016

Thomas Poklen

Location: Toft Point SNA
Door County

Brief afternoon visit.

Aug 28 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Very foggy all morning, but when the sun came out so did the butterflies. One Eastern-tailed blue was depositing eggs. The Common Buckeye was depositing eggs on Linaria vulgaris

Common Buckeye egg

Common Buckeye egg

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 28 2016

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, grassland in the Chippewa River Floodplain
Chippewa County

I was unable to get an open-wing shot.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Aug 28 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

in my backyard .....Eastern Tiger Swallowtail taking in nectar on a zinnia in the Monarch Way Station, near UWM campus

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 28 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Aug 28 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Aug 28 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

I also saw a 10+ flock of Eastern Bluebirds.

Aug 29 2016

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, grassland in Chippewa River floodplain
Chippewa County

Upper seventies, calm occasional sun.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

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

Aug 29 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Mecan River YCC Camp
Marquette County

Went looking for Leonard's Skipper again this afternoon in a place I haven't been in 37 years, Mecan River YCC camp. Found 1 there. Not much blazing star. This is the 4th new site Leonard's has been found in Marquette Co. this year. Found 1 at Wedde Creek SNA today, also. Didn't go very far down the path to see it. The field is full of "stickers" of every shape and size.

Aug 29 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Abandoned gravel pit area near Russian Slough/Red Cedar River
Dunn County

Near 80 degrees, breezy, humid and mostly overcast. This has always been a great butterfly location but the Reakirt's were new! Also FOY Painted Lady and tons of Tiger Beetles that I couldn't begin to ID. Fun day!

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

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

Aug 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 30 2016

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

I mainly did a count on the west and south areas of Southwest Dike Trail. The count of ET Blues is very conservative. They were everywhere. I chased a lot of little blue butterflies trying to find a Karner. The Dainty Sulphurs where zooming back and forth on the trail and I was lucky to see one finally land for a few seconds.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Proctacanthus sp. (robber fly)

Proctacanthus sp. (robber fly)

American Copper

American Copper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Aug 30 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 30 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our yard & Summerton Bog SNA(1 mile away)
Marquette County

87° Mostly Sunny Looking for more Leonard's. None today. Good habitat.
Mating pair of Common Buckeyes & pair of Clouded Sulphurs.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 30 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Eagle Heights Community Garden
Dane County

Aug 31 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 31 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Blue Spruce Road, S of HWY 64
Oconto County

Aug 31 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Cassville to Wyalusing State Park
Grant County

20 species. Highlights were many Fiery Skippers and Monarch nectaring on delicious, but invasive, Purple Loosestrife, American Snout, Little Yellow, and the last butterfly of the day was Dainty Sulphur. Clouded Sulphurs abundant on flowering alflalfa.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 31 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 31 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Badger Prairie Community Garden
Dane County

Aug 31 2016

Joan Vennie

Location: Dulap Hollow Road
Dane County

Sunny, Hi 70's. The Giant Swallowtail was very worn and faded. The Meadow Fritillaries kept chasing a Viceroy that was just trying to soak up the sunshine.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

American Copper

American Copper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 31 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Marshall Park, Middleton
Dane County

Stopped briefly at Marshall Park after lunch in Middleton.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 31 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Lake Menomin Park
Dunn County

All before 1pm. No Dainty Sulphurs today.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 31 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County