Butterfly sightings for June 2017

Jun 1 2017

Mary Friesen

Location: Town of Greenfield
Sauk County

Seen on Iris border at home east of Baraboo

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 1 2017

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

First Monarch of the year! Also saw a sulfur but no id.

Jun 1 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Glocke Lake
Oconto County

10:30 am to noon.
Still no Juttas.

Jun 1 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Bog near MacArthur Pine
Forest County

12:30-1:30

This bog is massive but doesn't have the species diversity of Glocke. No Juttas!

Jun 1 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

A warm, sunny day brought out the skippers. There were two more Tiger Swallowtails and I found my first Monarch eggs.

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

American Copper

American Copper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Jun 1 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Red Cedar Trail, near Downsville
Dunn County

Plus one Tiger Swallowtail

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 1 2017

Marci Lanois

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Hobomok Butterfly at Sandhill Wildlife Area, 77 degrees with little wind.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 1 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Scott Lake Road
Forest County

Yup, they've ruined the wetland area near the road for butterflying. Must have cost a fortune too.

Jun 1 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: West Bend, near Rolfs Ave.
Washington County

Jun 1 2017

Ann Thering

Location: Walking Iron
Dane County

Jun 1 2017

Alex Harman

Location: Bauer-Brockway Barrens area
Jackson County

Many unidentified duskywings and tiger swallowtails also seen.

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Jun 1 2017

Paul Sparks

Location: Glendale, about a 1/4 mile from the Milwaukee River.
Milwaukee County

I just photographed this butterfly in my backyard.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

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

Jun 1 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

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

Three sites in the park and one nearby. 2 hours, 68-77 degrees F, 100% sun. 2nd year in a row with Ringlets along the right-of-way just west of Hastings Road and along the trail running parallel to this road.

Jun 1 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Rd, 1/2 mile from HWY 32
Oconto County

9am, bright and early on a warm, sunny day.

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Jun 1 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Marsh and neighbors yard.
Marquette County

78 degrees and Sunny! It was a Swallowtail kinda day.

Jun 1 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg
Ozaukee County

Jun 1 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 1 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Redgranite CE
Waushara County

Incidental sightings while atlasing for birds. First time that I have seen more than one Giant Swallowtail in a day in Waushara County. Also two Canadian/Eastern Tiger Swallowtails.

Jun 2 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: FR 2935 with bog and dirt trails
Oconto County

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 2 2017

D Lafon Pawlak

Location: Blood St. in the Village of Mukwonago
Waukesha County

Two monarchs, at least one female, appeared to be looking for a roosting place high in the maple trees just before sunset.

Jun 2 2017

Dan Everson

Location: My backyard
Shawano County

Lone female looking for milkweed in my backyard at 2:10. Temperature was 84 degrees, sunny, very little wind. First one of the season.

Jun 2 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Germania Marsh WA
Marquette County

Surprised to see my first Viceroy of the year.

Jun 2 2017

Muffy Barrett

Location: Baraboo Twp. private property
Sauk County

I go many years between sightings of White Admirals, so was pretty excited to see this one trying to collect moisture on our dried up driveway. I saw lots of other butterflies but I don't count them. Red-spotted Purples are common here.

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Jun 2 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Stein's Garden Center in Germantown
Washington County

Jun 2 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Lunch Creek Fishery Area, off Hwy. 21
Waushara County

Jun 2 2017

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, 5m west of Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

One of the few sunny day I've experienced here since March. Big Sand Tiger Beetles numerous and very active. A few Six-spotted as well.

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Jun 2 2017

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

My first Monarch of the year

Jun 2 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Glocke Lake
Oconto County

10:30 am to Noon, temp in low 80s.

Jun 2 2017

Alex Harman

Location: Governor Dodge State Park
Iowa County

Just a few butterflies noted while kayaking.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Giant Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 3 2017

Kate Redmond

Location: Cedarburg Bog public trail at Hwy 33
Ozaukee County

Late afternoon walk after a rainy morning. Tiger swallowtail puddling in the parking lot. The dragonfly season is heating up - Emeralds and Common Whitetails basking on west-facing basswood leaves, Dusky Clubtails on the ground.

Racket-Tailed Emerald

Racket-Tailed Emerald

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 3 2017

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 3 2017

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, 5m west of Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

Sunny, low 80s, little wind.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 3 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Bog on Maiden Lake Road
Oconto County

Still looking for Jutta. Lot of that cottongrass around.

Jun 3 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on FR 2117, 1/2 mile from HWY 32
Oconto County

Jun 3 2017

Molly Jahn

Location: Village of Blue Mounds
Dane County

Jun 3 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Germantown
Washington County

Jun 3 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Granville Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jun 3 2017

Lester Doyle

Location: Schoeneberg Marsh
Columbia County

Late Afternoon, sunny, mid-80's, very windy.
Lots of Six-spotted Tiger Beetles hunting the Preim Road boardwalk, where I also found a large weevil called a Clay-colored Billbug (Sphenophorus aequalis).

Clay-colored Billbug

Clay-colored Billbug

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 3 2017

Jessica Gorzo

Location: Stone Chimney Rd., Solon Springs
Douglas County

w/Paul. A few duskywings I couldn't identify, as well as some fritillaries and some blues that flew by quickly

Jun 3 2017

Rich Kahl

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
Dane County

Jun 3 2017

Rich Kahl

Location: Rettenmund Prairie SNA - hill area near parking lot
Dane County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jun 4 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 4 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Page Creek SNA and Observatory Hill SNA
Marquette County

SWBA Field Trip
86° Sunny. 2 hrs at Page Creek and 2 at "The Hill". Tim Fenske stayed at Page Creek and saw the Buckeye and Eastern Tailed Blues after we left. Almost all of the swallowtails, Red Spotted Purples and Hobomoks were at "The Hill" where only 2 of the butterflies were not at the top. Page had most of the Little Wood Satyrs and Coppers.

Jun 4 2017

Lester Doyle

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

Mid-day, sunny, calm, mid-high 80's

Jun 4 2017

D Lafon Pawlak

Location: Upper Phantom Lake, Mukwonago
Waukesha County

While boating, observed an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail fly across the entire length of open water of Upper Phantom Lake in a north to south direction.

Jun 4 2017

Jan Day

Location: Village of Rewey
Iowa County

American Lady on Walkers Low Catmint

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 4 2017

Lester Doyle

Location: Necedah Wildlife Sanctuary
Juneau County

Mid-late afternoon, Sunny, Mid-high 80's. Saw several Tiger swallowtails, but they were on the move and could not get an exact ID as to "Eastern" or "Canadian"

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Viceroy

Viceroy

White Admiral

White Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 4 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grassland Wildlife Area
Adams County

We walked 3 miles in the grassland. All the coppers were in the formerly grazed patch south of Archer Drive between 3/8 and 0.5 miles west of County W.

Jun 4 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Rd, 1/2 mile from HWY 32
Oconto County

Over the course of a whole day. I finally caught up with the pesky duskywing that I'd had glimpses of.

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Jun 4 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Smyth and Holt Ranch Roads near Thunder Mountain
Oconto County

Lots of very confusing duskywings! And a disabled skipper I don't dare ID. And a Pocohantas in there too.

Columbine

Columbine

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Jun 4 2017

Nathan Grosse

Location: River Falls, public fishing area on the Kinnickinnic River
Pierce County

I was surprised to see not one, but two, Giant Swallowtails while out today. I was under the impression they were a late-summer stray, but evidently I was incorrect. Both specimens were in excellent shape. I will upload a picture of them when I return home.

There were a number of other species flitting about, including lots of recently emerged ringlets.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 4 2017

Pamela Skaar

Location: Durward's Glen CE bllock
Columbia County

8:52 - 12:00

Jun 4 2017

Kim Lawler

Location: Van Buren Rd., west of SV Golf Course.
Pierce County

Muddling, and landing on snapdragon flowers.

Photo quite a ways from butterfly

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 4 2017

Kate Redmond

Location: Cedarburg Bog
Ozaukee County

The Red Admiral, Monarch, and Little Wood-Satyrs were along Blue Goose Rd near the UWM Field Station; the skippers were along the Cedarburg Bog public trails off of Hwy 33. Hobomok Skippers at both locations.

mosquito

mosquito

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 4 2017

Kevin Brown

Location: UW-Waukesha Field Station
Waukesha County

Many Little Wood Satyrs flying at mid-day; I stopped counting at 25. The Northern Cloudywing is a life butterfly for me. Also saw and photographed a Chickweed Geometer moth.

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Chickweed Geometer

Chickweed Geometer

Jun 4 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

FOY monarch, she left some eggs on the common milkweed

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 4 2017

Mike Reese

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

Finally! I have been looking for Common Ringlet for about 10 years in Waushara County and hadn't found it until today. This species has been spreading south into WI slowly over the last 50 years. It was made worse when I found the first one in Marquette Co. at Comstock Bog while leading a field trip there in 2009! Found while doing surveys for the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas. Also several tiger swallowtail sp.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 5 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Logan Road, of HWY 32 north of Suring
Oconto County

More water in the road than I'd ever seen. In parts, water stetched all the way across. More Viceroys than I'd ever seen, too.

Jun 5 2017

Stan Rehm

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

The lupine was in full bloom; KBs were frequent, but not abundant.

Jun 5 2017

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 5 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

86° Sunny. Saw many while mowing the yard. Stopped to move the hose and the Pecks kept landing on it as I coiled it up. Pecks and Blk Swallowtail were taken with a cell phone.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 5 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 5 2017

David Czoschke

Location: White River Prairie/Tamaracks State Natural Area
Green Lake County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 5 2017

Kate Redmond

Location: Cedarburg Bog
Ozaukee County

A very nice walk along Blue Goose Rd near the UWM Field Station

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 5 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Sugar River state bike trail near Tin Can Road
Dane County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 5 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Smout Farm Albany
Dane County

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jun 5 2017

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard
Taylor County

Jun 5 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Glocke Lake
Oconto County

10-11 am. Scoured the spruce! No juttas yet.

Jun 5 2017

Rich Kahl

Location: Mazomanie Oak Barrens SNA - Due E. of main parking lot off CTH Y in sandy oak barrens.
Dane County

I stopped counting Wood-Satyrs at 35 - could not determine which ones already counted as many were swirling around me.

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Jun 6 2017

Rich Kahl

Location: Spring Green Preserve SNA - E. and N.
Sauk County

All butterflies in areas with larger trees nearby. 2 of the E. Tigers of black form in the forested area. All Giants nectaring on puccoon.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Jun 6 2017

Scott Swengel

Location: White River Marsh Wildlife Area
Green Lake County

Six grassland bird plots and a lupine barrens. 75 of the 95 (85 males and 10 females) Karner Blues were in a grassland plot that has had lupines since it was re-planted about 15 years ago. I also saw an unidentified Tiger Swallowtail.

Jun 6 2017

Ryan Brady

Location: Bibon Swamp SNA
Bayfield County

I've already seen more Black Swallowtails this year than I do in most years. Jutta Arctic and Brown Elfins were in black spruce bog.

Jun 6 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: N. Wauwatosa Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jun 6 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty Hwy Y
Washington County

Jun 6 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 6 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 6 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: John Shillinglaws Prairies
Waushara County

80° Sunny. Setting Transect Poles for Karner Blue surveys. Wasn't actively searching for butterflies. The real surprise was the Marble while opening the gate to Karner Prairie.

Jun 6 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 6 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 6 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA & Our Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

80° Sunny. Total Species between both posts = 30! GOOD DAY! 24 at Summerton alone in 2 hours. Took the path less traveled and walked down a shallow drainage ditch. Came home and knew I could add the Giant, Arctic Skipper and Am. Lady in less than an hour. Couldn't find a Red Spotted Purple. Northern Crescents had no pearl spot.

Jun 6 2017

Kathy Mellen

Location: Ashwaubenon
Brown County

Wooded neighborhood

Jun 6 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Environmental Study Area
Ozaukee County

Dragonflies were numerous at this location. I also saw 3 Eastern Garter Snakes.

Bluet sp.

Bluet sp.

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 6 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Bog at Cedar Sauk Rd.
Ozaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Jun 6 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

clubtail sp.

clubtail sp.

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Viceroy

Viceroy

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

American Lady

American Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 6 2017

Lester Doyle

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

After 7 pm...only butterflies seen today. Most were resting on leaves in the last sunlight along the wooded edge of the trail.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 6 2017

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake, Crex Meadows, and Namekagon Barrens
Burnett County

Dry--only one spot, a road through a bog north of the Namekagon River, had damp road gravel. Great weather, but butterfly numbers were low. Karners were the only blues seen. A few Hoary Elfins still at bearberry on the Barrens.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 6 2017

Susan Tatreaux

Location: Thiensville WI near post office
Ozaukee County

Showed up on my balcony

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 6 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Around Saul's Spring Road and Jones Spring Ln
Oconto County

Jun 7 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Alan & Laurel Bennett Property
Marquette County

83 degrees and sunny. First time on this property. Lots of habitats.

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Jun 7 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 7 2017

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 7 2017

Kim Lawler

Location: Across the street from Spring Valley Golf Course, Spring Valley WI
Pierce County

Sunny, calm day.79° On lilacs by driveway. Sister Karen Schmidt helped get the photo.
Tiger Swallowtail.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 7 2017

Mike Reese, Nancy Nabak

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Harvester

Harvester

★ = New county photo record

Jun 7 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Riley Lake Area
Price County

8:20 am to 12:45 pm, temp--64-75 degrees F, light wind, no clouds.

Jutta was in bog east of FR 137 1.4 miles south of HWY 70. This was the last bog I walked and was by far the easiest to travel through.

Jutta Arctic

Jutta Arctic

Jutta Arctic

Jutta Arctic

Jutta Arctic

Jutta Arctic

Jun 7 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

American Lady

American Lady

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 7 2017

Peter Sveiks

Location: Bubolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 7 2017

Anna Hipke-Krueger

Location: Washburn and five mile radius
Bayfield County

Seen over the course of five hours while running around town. I also saw what I think was a Lady but couldn't get close enough for a positive ID.

Jun 7 2017

Rich Kahl

Location: Muralt Bluff Prairie SNA - Most in the TPE prairie restoration area to E.
Green County

Also at least 10 skippers all appearing the same: somewhat bright orangish with no obvious markings on underside; didn't get a great look at the above side but bright orange and deep black with a jagged rather wide black posterior margin somewhat like the Crossline.

Jun 7 2017

Jay Watson

Location: Red Banks Alvar SNA
Brown County

Around Noon mostly sunny, wind 1.3 mph avg (6.4 max), 76F, 50.8%RH
Flowering: Ninebark, Yellow pimpernel, Geranium, Hawkweed, bastard toadflax, Blue-eyed grass & Yellow star grass

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle

Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

American Lady

American Lady

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

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

Jun 7 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: N. Granville Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jun 8 2017

Jay Watson

Location: Oakfield Ledge SNA (southern unit)
Fond du Lac County

Weather taken at 1pm 1.1mph avg (6.5max), 78.9F, RH 45%
Hobomok skipper- (really like tinkerweed)
Plants in flower: Tinkerweed or horse gentian (bumble bees loved), Black snakeroot Sanicula sp. (solitary bees loved), Viccia americanis? (bees used a little), shooting star almost done, some bees using wild geranium, False Solomones seal, woodland phlox (no bees), bastard toadflax (full bloom some solitary bees)

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 8 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jun 8 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes restored wetlands on Woodland Dr.
Manitowoc County

Seen from the tower.

Jun 8 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard
Marquette County

80° Mostly Sunny. So I am trying to rest after being dehydrated yesterday . . .
While helping my inlaws gather some Daisys the Juniper Hairstreak we have been looking to find for years just happened to be on one of the Daisys in the patch. Nearly all the rest of the butterflies seen were also in the patch of Daisys.

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jun 8 2017

John Davis

Location: My wood lot behind my house on the bluff over looking PdC
Crawford County

Warm, sunny with clouds off and on

The woods were full of very active Common Ringlets, didn't have a camera so no picture

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 8 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

The Monarch was laying eggs. I also saw the most interesting insect climbing up the side of our house. It looked like it had its own house of twigs on its back.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 8 2017

Kate Redmond

Location: Cedarburg Bog, public trails off of Hwy 33
Ozaukee County

A very fresh Red-spotted Purple that nectared for 5 minutes on a barely-opened medick flower.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 9 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Seven bogs
Forest County

Five bogs east of Three Lakes in Nicolet National Forest along Forest Roads 2182 (4 bogs) and 2174 (1 bog), and 2 other bogs. Incredibly high mosquito density at North Wolf Lake bog. Based on phenology observed this week and next, Bog Fritillaries were in main flight but we still saw none of them here.

Jun 9 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Elementary
Milwaukee County

Jun 9 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Rd. in Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Jun 9 2017

Jym Mooney

Location: Havenwoods State Forest, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 9 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jun 9 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Our home in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 9 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Jun 9 2017

Ryan Brady

Location: Remote bog near Shirley Lake
Iron County

Late Freija, good # of Juttas

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

Jun 9 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Glocke Lake Bog
Oconto County

This edges our highest previous Bog Fritillary count on any bog of 99 set at on Glocke Lake last year.

Jun 9 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: County Highway I powerline right-of-way
Marinette County

10 minutes--windy and cloudy so we stopped. County Highway I powerline and ATV right-of-way (ROW) about 7 miles south of U.S. Highway 8, and 1/2 to 1 mile south of where County Forest Road 602 crosses the ROW.

Jun 10 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 10 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan road county property
Waukesha County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 10 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: B & C Franks Property North of Observatory Hill
Marquette County

86° Sunny & winds up to 40 MPH. First time walking this property with the owners. "The Frit, did sit, on the wedge meant, to split."

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-headed Woodpecker

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 10 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Nine bogs
Douglas County

Two paired bogs west and east of Highway 35 north of Moose Junction, a bog 2 miles west of Hwy 35 north of Foxboro-Chafee Road, Bogs south of Milchesky Road 1.9 (we named it "1.75" though) and 1.15 miles west of County Highway A, North Bear, Bear, and Bear Southwest bogs along County A, and a big bog south of Lyman Lake. The Bog Fritillary count was very low for these sites. The Meadow Fritillary was nectaring on Labrador Tea at Foxboro-Chaffee bog, near a Silver-bordered and a Bog Fritillary.

Jun 10 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jun 10 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 10 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Mangan Woods, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Jun 11 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: UW Waukesha Field Station Waterville Rd
Waukesha County

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jun 11 2017

Denny Maleug

Location: My property in NE part of the county
Waushara County

Front yard lilac bush

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Jun 11 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Avoca Prairie
Iowa County

Jun 11 2017

Kevin Brown

Location: Spruce Lake Bog SNA
Fond du Lac County

Went to Spruce Lake Bog to look for Odonata, but also found an Arctic Skipper. Also saw 1 Arctic Skipper at Cedarburg Bog in Ozaukee County, but no photo of that one.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 11 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw a Lady sp.

Jun 11 2017

Rich Kahl

Location: Riveredge Nature Ctr
Ozaukee County

1 dark form Tiger. 6 "Blues" but only 2 landed for ID. The 17 Hobomoks, all sitting for positive ID, represent only about 1/3 of all orange/black skipper type butterflies I saw - the rest were flitting about. Many Virginia Ctenucha moths in areas.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Virginia Ctenucha (moth)

Virginia Ctenucha (moth)

Midland Clubtail with a skipper meal

Midland Clubtail with a skipper meal

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 11 2017

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

Hot (91F) and windy. Butterflies were close to the ground.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 11 2017

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Baxter's Hollow
Sauk County

Saw few butterflies,2 skippers?, no mosquitos, dozens of dragonflies, and 4 robberflies but all different species

Laphria canis/winnemana

Laphria canis/winnemana

Laphria divisor

Laphria divisor

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Laphria sericea/aktis

Laphria sericea/aktis

Jun 11 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 11 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd.
Milwaukee County

Jun 11 2017

Pamela Skaar

Location: Durward's Glen CE block
Columbia County

Working on WBBA II from 8:54 - 11:42 in several locations. The Red-spotted Purple was hit by a truck. The Painted Ladies were displaying on the yellow stripes in the center of the road.

Jun 11 2017

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Avon Bottoms
Rock County

93 degrees! Strong southerly winds. 3 Buckeyes!

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jun 11 2017

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

76 degrees at 7 am, sunny, and a nice cooling breeze. No photos today.

Jun 12 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Point Beach State Forest
Manitowoc County

11:00pm to 1:00pm. On Ice Age Trail. My first Taiga Bluet in several years.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Sedge Sprite

Sedge Sprite

northern cr

northern cr

Taiga Bluet

Taiga Bluet

Jun 12 2017

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland garden
Dane County

Hot day; 90 degrees; calm. Tiger Swallowtail flew into the Mock Orange tree, which is at peak bloom, and nectared on multiple blooms. Silver-Spotted Skipper repeatedly nectared on Lamium groundcover.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 12 2017

John Davis

Location: Bluff behind my house in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

Hot, humid, windy and sunny

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 12 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Millsville and Woodman Units of LWR
Grant County

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jun 12 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens & Dunnville SWA
Dunn County

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was a black female. There were at least 6 more Tiger Swallowtails. I also found 4 Monarch cats.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Viceroy

Viceroy

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 12 2017

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

8:30 am - 10:30 am, partly cloudy changing to sunny, 80 - 86 F.

Jun 12 2017

Pat Fojut

Location: Mangan Woods
Milwaukee County

Field with large areas of common milkweed. Mowing was stopped in 2015. Pearl crescents mating.

Jun 12 2017

Scott Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

10 miles walked to survey 8 miles of transects in one continuous route. We have very few few previous Indian Skipper sightings here.

Jun 12 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also Cecropia moths mating

Cecropia Moths

Cecropia Moths

Jun 13 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Rush Creek
Crawford County

Only species seen on Goat Prairie was a Black Swallowtail.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Question Mark

Question Mark

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

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

Jun 13 2017

John Davis

Location: Bluff above my house in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

Hot humid windy and sunny

Jun 13 2017

Maureen Thomas

Location: Home, Bellevue Wi
Brown County

Out on my back yard deck! One lone butterfly fluttered around for a good 15 minutes, sunning on the deck rails.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 13 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Preserve, Goodwin Rd. area
Manitowoc County

a cool low 60s and mostly cloudy skies

Eastern Forktail

Eastern Forktail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Taiga Bluet

Taiga Bluet

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sedge Sprite

Sedge Sprite

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 13 2017

Joan Vennie

Location: Various rural roads
Dane County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 13 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Kahl Rd, off of HWY 14 east of Black Earth
Dane County

I always look at this road beneath a hill covered with red cedar. Finally stopped and found two ragged Junipers.

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jun 14 2017

D Lafon Pawlak

Location: Mukwonago County Park on LO
Waukesha County

Numerous butterflies spotted before storm clouds moved in around 2pm. After the sky darkened, only two sightings in 30 minutes.

Jun 14 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Lapham Peak in Delafield
Waukesha County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 14 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 14 2017

Robert Mead

Location: West side of Green Bay--backyard
Brown County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jun 14 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Rest Stop W I94
Jefferson County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 14 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Lamb's Creek
Dunn County

The Little Yellow is new for me! 80 degrees by noon and humid with storms moving in. There were two Tiger Swallowtails.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tiger/Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger/Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

Question Mark

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

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

Jun 14 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells
Adams County

Jun 14 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. Germantown
Washington County

Jun 14 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Nashotah
Waukesha County

Jun 14 2017

Alon Coppens

Location: Chippewa Falls, Town of Wheaton
Chippewa County

Overcast, high seventies. I have seen relatively few Monarchs this year. Good year for Milkweed, but have not seen any eggs or larvae here to date.

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 14 2017

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glenwood City, St. Croix County, WI
St. Croix County

Single Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

★ = New county photo record

Jun 14 2017

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, Medford
Taylor County

Jun 15 2017

Rich Kahl

Location: Rettenmund Prairie SNA
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

European Skipper

European Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 15 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Green Bay Rd. in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 15 2017

Mindy Konkol

Location: Town of Grant
Wood County

We have tons of these flying around our backyard and woods right now. So beautiful to see them all fluttering around throughout the woods.

Jun 15 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 15 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Library
Milwaukee County

Jun 15 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Preserve, Goodwiin Rd. area
Manitowoc County

American Lady

American Lady

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jun 15 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Point Beach State Park
Manitowoc County

Amazing amount of buckeyes for this early in the year.

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jun 15 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 15 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

87° Sunny not humid. Most of the species were found in the yard. Red Admiral landed on the window while we were watching Jeopardy.
The Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar was from yesterday before the monsoon hit. It had just eclosed. Today it was nowhere to be found.

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Jun 15 2017

Robert Mead

Location: West Side of Green Bay
Brown County

Dimorphic Eastern Tiger Swallowtails "dancing" with each other.

Jun 15 2017

D Lafon Pawlak

Location: Mukwonago County Park on LO
Waukesha County

Spotted three Monarchs just prior to sunset, and at least two were males.

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 15 2017

Jay Watson

Location: Oshkosh-Larsen Trail Prairies SNA (Cty GG)
Winnebago County

1:30pm 86F, sunny, light breeze

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 16 2017

Robert Mead

Location: Oneida Indian reservation
Brown County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 16 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 16 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 16 2017

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest west of Shanagolden
Ashland County

Jun 16 2017

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

During and after participating in a bird survey, I did a little butterflying on this sunny day. There were many Ctenucha virginica moths about and we saw an interesting mystery fly and a tiny Spring Peeper frog.

Virginia Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Question Mark

Question Mark

Spring Peeper

Spring Peeper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 16 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Four Lake Superior coastal bogs
Bayfield County

These are usually premier Bog Fritillary sites. Port Wing Bibon Lake bog and 3 State Natural Areas: Port Wing Boreal Forest west unit, Bark Bay Slough, and Lost Creek Bog.

Jun 16 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

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

Same bogs as June 10 except that today we did not survey the Bear Southwest Frigga Fritillary bog. The Bog Fritillary count remains very low for these sites, as we now know that the species was in main flight on both June 10 and 16 and is, or soon will be, past peak based on other bog results in the region.

Jun 16 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

★ = New county photo record

Jun 16 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Rd. in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 16 2017

David Czoschke

Location: Snake Creek Trail
Green Lake County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 17 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 17 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Swamp Road
Portage County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 17 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 17 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog and barrens east of Mt. Valhalla.
Bayfield County

We saw an unidentified large Fritillary that was either an Atlantis or Aphrodite Fritillary.

Jun 17 2017

SWBA FIELD TRIP

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

About 25 people observed 22 species on this annual field trip of the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association, led by Douglas Buege and Kathy and Tom Brock. We had unexpectedly sunny skies! Baltimore Checkerspots were seen (photo by Karl Legler) and a few Silvery Checkerspots (photo by Dan Sonnenberg).

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 17 2017

Bob Gile

Location: North Country Trail Boardwalk, W of Hwy P, Solon Springs
Douglas County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 17 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Environmental Study Area
Ozaukee County

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Jun 17 2017

Edgar Spalding

Location: Middleton, corner of Demming Way and Nursery Road
Dane County

Two aliens from the Old Word, European skipper on bird's-foot trefoil!

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 17 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 17 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Minong Bog
Washburn County

North side of Highway 77 about 8 miles east of Minong, and 1/2 mile east of where a railroad passes underneath Highway 77.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 17 2017

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard, Medford
Taylor County

Pictured butterfly is a hybrid Red-spotted Purple/White Admiral.

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Jun 17 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SWA
Dunn County

All before noon. Also, three Tiger Swallowtails and I spotted at least a dozen tiny Monarch cats on trail side milkweed.

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Dot-tailed Whiteface

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 17 2017

Judith Huf

Location: Cedarburg Bog
Ozaukee County

Boardwalk at the UWM Field Station was open today for "Treasures of Oz" tour. Sunny and warm. Beautiful orchids and pitcher plants too. And the mysterious song of the Veery.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jun 17 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 17 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 18 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Rd, 1/2 mile off HWY 32
Oconto County

Brief breaks in clouds brought out lots of butterflies.

It sure looks like a purple spot on one of the tawny-edged skippers.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jun 18 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: DNR land on County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jun 18 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty C in Cedarburg
Ozaukee County

Jun 18 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 18 2017

Joan Vennie

Location: Black Hawk Ridge Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Dane County

Partly cloudy, low 70's. Saw an amazing sight of 50+ Red Admirals sitting on the wet gravel in a parking lot along Highway 78. More Red Admirals and other species were on Black Hawk Ridge. Unfortunately, I had forgotten to bring my camera.

Jun 18 2017

Dave Hanson

Location: FR 434 Chequamegon Natl. Forest
Bayfield County

Unusual to see most of the early skippers in one place especially this late. Due probably to cold May and early June. Hobomok (including Pocohontas variety,) Indian, and Tawny-edged,

Jun 18 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Playground
Ozaukee County

Jun 18 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Four Lake Superior coastal bogs
Bayfield County

Re-do of coastal bogs surveyed June 16, to see if the Bog Fritillary brood is still increasing on some of the slowest phenology bogs on the Wisconsin mainland. Counts at two sites increased and two declined, so possibly Bog Fritillaries were already in main flight on June 16.

Jun 18 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: County Y
Ozaukee County

Jun 18 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Crystal Lake Club
Marquette County

74° Sunny. Nice to have a cooler day. Setting transect poles for Karner Blue surveys.

Jun 18 2017

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Refuge
Wood County

Thousands of dragonflies. Windy and partly sunny 70'S.

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Jun 18 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 18 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

Awesome day for butterflying. We have never seen so many butterflies in one day! There were Little Wood-Satyrs everywhere and lots of Northern Cloudywings. We even saw a Bald Eagle soaring over the prairie.

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Virginia Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Monarch

Monarch

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

meadowhawk sp.

meadowhawk sp.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Viceroy

Viceroy

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Chalk-Fronted Corporal

Chalk-Fronted Corporal

Jun 19 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

Our visit was cut short with a T-storm that dropped the temp. down to 58 degrees.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 19 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 19 2017

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

about 9am 64F sun and clouds. Saw most of the butterflies this morning on the beach sipping from either dead fish (a Question Mark) or just the water in the sand and rocks (Monarch, Red Admiral, and Red-spotted Purple).

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 19 2017

D Nussbaum

Location: Our Property in Mukwa
Waupaca County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 19 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Seen while birding BB Atlas block Rusk CE. 64 degrees, cloudy with rain showers.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 19 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard and side of house
Marquette County

70 degrees, Sunny and Windy. Mowing again this afternoon. Have had a number of Am. Ladies eclose in the yard the last few days. Saw what I thought was "just another wasp" and it turned out to be a new find for us. Wasp Mantidfly - Climaciella brunnea

American Lady

American Lady

Wasp Mantidfly

Wasp Mantidfly

Jun 19 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy C
Ozaukee County

Jun 19 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 19 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Holz Garden Center in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jun 19 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Bog Hwy 33 Saukville
Ozaukee County

Racket-Tailed Emerald

Racket-Tailed Emerald

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Racket-Tailed Emerald

Racket-Tailed Emerald

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 20 2017

Pat Fojut

Location: Grobschmidt Park
Milwaukee County

Jun 20 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 20 2017

Debby Walters

Location: Woodville, WI
St. Croix County

A giant swallowtail feeding heavily on the evening primroses. It spent quite a bit of time in the yard.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 20 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Red Cedar Trail, near Downsville.
Dunn County

Seen while birding BB Atlas Block Menomonie South SW. (All before noon.) Also, one Tiger Swallowtail.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 20 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Sullivan Springs Road
Oconto County

Many rain interruptions. But I did find a good crab spider working on culling the Euro invasion.

Lots of "Pocahantas" forms here.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jun 21 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Glocke Lake
Oconto County

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jun 21 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Scott Lake Road
Forest County

Many mosquitoes. The Juvenal's surprised me. The crab spider had just munched an Arctic Skipper.

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Crab Spider

Crab Spider

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Question Mark

Question Mark

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

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

Jun 21 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jun 21 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 21 2017

Judith Huf

Location: Falk Park
Milwaukee County

7am to 10am about 60F and sunny. Saw many Ctenucha virginica moths and one Haploa lecontel moth. My camera battery went dead shortly after I took the photo of the Painted Lady and so had to take the other photos by crawling up to butterflies and using my iPhone camera.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Leconte's Haploa

Leconte's Haploa

European Skipper

European Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jun 21 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

77° Sunny. We've found 2 Giant Swallowtail Caterpillars(Last weeks Cat. is no where to be found). Also came across a Asilus sericeus. While watching the Question Mark a Catbird flew in and ate it.

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Jun 21 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Brodhead
Rock County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 21 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jun 21 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Margie's Road on HWY G
Forest County

Stopped to find MIlbert's but no luck.

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 21 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: UW Waukesha Field Station Waterville Rd
Waukesha County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 21 2017

Cindy Burtley

Location: Sun Prairie
Dane County

Monarch caterpillar seen on milkweed at Eastside School, Sun Prairie WI

Jun 21 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Jun 21 2017

Mary Mirasola

Location: Seno Conservancy, moist mesic woodland, Lyons WI
Walworth County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 21 2017

Rich Kahl

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

Several other "Blues" and "Orangish Skippers" flitting about at Greene Prairie.

Calm, mostly cloudy, about 72-76 degrees (11:30am-2pm) turned out to be a great day for my MP3 Player camera!

Ornate Snipe Fly

Ornate Snipe Fly

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Viceroy

Viceroy

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 21 2017

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Rock Island
Door County

Perhaps the name should be "Hobomok Island," never seen so many!

Jun 21 2017

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Michael F Cudahy Nature Preserve
Milwaukee County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 22 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road Waukesha county property
Waukesha County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 22 2017

Heather Martinez

Location: Sugar Camp- on our home deck off Indian Lake
Oneida County

It was in our deck for 20-30 seconds before it flew away. I wasn't able to get a picture. After it flew away, I couldn't find it.

Jun 22 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road, 1/2 mile from HWY 32
Oconto County

All sightings after 5pm. Found that Milbert's I'd been hoping for earlier in the day at Margie's Road. Dreamy was nectaring on raspberry.

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Jun 22 2017

Ken Essman

Location: Spring Prairie
Walworth County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 22 2017

Paulette Multhauf

Location: Sheboygan Falls, back yard
Sheboygan County

Red Admiral resting on our bird feeder

Jun 22 2017

Sara Waters

Location: Menomonee Falls
Waukesha County

Lime Kilns Park

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 22 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 22 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Brodhead
Rock County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 23 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Waukesha County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 23 2017

Joe Murphy

Location: Wexford Village in Madison's west side
Dane County

RED ADMIRAL
I found this one on the ground while walking a path. It walked on my finger when I placed it close. I released it in a garden shortly thereafter.

Jun 23 2017

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

We had FOY eclosions of Monarchs (x2) this morning. This is earliest date for such at our home since we have been keeping records (15 years).

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 23 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Logan Road
Oconto County

Jun 23 2017

Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron Park
Dane County

Jun 23 2017

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Had a great day out butterflying with Tom Young today. We had tons of Baltimore Checkerspots 100+. Conditions were perfect today.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

American Lady

American Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Question Mark

Question Mark

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 23 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA & Our Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

78° Sunny. 19 species and Summerton Bog. 17 here.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 23 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Seen while birding BB Atlas block Rusk CE. Temps in upper 60's and breezy. Perfect for birding but not a lot of butterflies flying.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Laphria atkis/sericea

Laphria atkis/sericea

Jun 23 2017

Carol Gurstelle

Location: Pike Lake
Burnett County

Jun 23 2017

Peter Sveiks

Location: Bubolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jun 23 2017

Fred Dike

Location: New Glarus- Sugar River bike trail
Green County

dark female

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 23 2017

Nicholas Bach

Location: Along Scott Lake Road
Forest County

Saw plenty of skippers too, but overlooked them searching for Greenish Blues which was a lifer for me. Checked Experimental Road as well, but didn’t see any Greenish Blues.

Jun 23 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grassland Wildlife Area
Adams County

2 hours. We each walked 1.5 miles in the grassland and 0.5 miles along the road. 66-77 degrees F, 55% sunshine, wind 10-15 mph. The Delaware Skipper was in a patch with super-heavy dead plant litter on the ground that we chose mainly for surveying its grassland birds.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 23 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

3:40 hrs. We walked 3 miles in the grassland one 1/2 mile each along the road. After we found a Gray Copper and Regal Fritillary we concentrated on areas where we might find Bronze Coppers. 13 Bronze Coppers were along both sides of Farmer's Road in the first 0.5 mile south of Swamp Road. This roadside, especially down in the ditch east of the road when it is not under water, is better than average for Purplish Coppers during their flight.

Jun 23 2017

David Czoschke

Location: Smith-Reiner Drumlin Prairie SNA, Dane County, WI, USA
Dane County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 24 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw 2 monarch caterpillars.

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 24 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

European Skipper

European Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 24 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes and Nature Preserve
Manitowoc County

5-6:00pm

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

crab spider with prey

crab spider with prey

Eastern Forktail

Eastern Forktail

Jun 24 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Mangan Woods, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Jun 24 2017

Lester Doyle

Location: Wildenberg Sand Prairie (Lodi Town Park
Columbia County

Mid-day. Mostly Cloudy, mid-high 60's, windy. Prickly Pear Cacti were in bloom. Also got my FOY Punctured Tiger Beetle

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Burrowing Wolf Spider

Burrowing Wolf Spider

Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear

Jun 24 2017

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Cherokee Marsh in Madison
Dane County

This was the annual field trip of the Southern Wis Butterfly Association (chapter of NABA) to Cherokee Marsh. 2 1/2 hours. On the cool side (60's) but mostly sunny. About 40 people, divided into 2 groups. Leaders Karl and Dorothy Legler, Jan Axelson, Dan Sonnenberg and Peter Fissel. 21 species. (The Hackberry Emperor was seen after most people had left.)

Jun 24 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Preserve, Goodwin Rd. area
Manitowoc County

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Emerald Spreadwing

Emerald Spreadwing

★ = New county photo record

Jun 24 2017

Lester Doyle

Location: Schoeneberg Marsh
Columbia County

Priem Road trail and boardwalk. From 9 am to 11 am, windy mid-high 60's. Also lots of Dragonflies.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 24 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Minong Bog
Washburn County

Bog on north side of Highway 77, 8-9 miles east of Minong, 0.5 mile east of where Hwy 77 has a bridge over a railway. 58-61 degrees F, 60% sunshine, wind west 5-15 mph. This is one of our 2 reliable Dorcas Copper sites (along with Lincoln County Highway 8 Bog) that produce the earliest individuals we can find. The Dorcas Coppers, Jutta Arctic, and one Harris' Checkerspot were on the bog. Everything else was along the Highway 77 roadside.

Jun 24 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 24 2017

Robert Mead

Location: West side of Green Bay
Brown County

Jun 25 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Jones Spring Road
Langlade County

Heard a weird buzzing up in a tree. I looked up and saw a birch with woodpecker holes over 18 inches of trunk. Then I saw the woodpecker. Then a hummingbird (source of buzz). Then a Red Admiral and some satyrs all sucking sap.

Jun 25 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 25 2017

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

These sightings posted for Wehr Nature Center butterfly count 2017. These are just seen at Wehr Nature Center and the Ross Lodge area in Whitnall Park.
Found one black swallowtail larva and one Monarch larva.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 25 2017

Pat Fojut

Location: Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County

This list is included on the Wehr Nature Center butterfly count, 2017. Cool 67 F, breezy in afternoon, partial sun.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 25 2017

Rose Tiegs

Location: Lake John lake road
Oconto County

Started out beautiful turned to rain. The skippers were everywhere to many to count.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 25 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

European Skipper

European Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 26 2017

Nick Anich

Location: Big Bay State Park, Madeline Island
Ashland County

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 26 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Road
Milwaukee County

Jun 26 2017

Rich Kahl

Location: Hardscrabble Prairie SNA
Lafayette County

Many more "Blues", smaller Fritillaries, and Comma/Question Marks flitting along forest-dry prairie edges.

I'm uncertain about the Meadow Fritillaries (less than 2" wingspan at forest edge)- if photos 3-4 are not then delete the 2 Meadows.

I'll leave the Skippers to your expertise: 1st 2 photos possibly Little Glassywing? If not delete those sightings. No good guesses on the last 4 photos (more Glassywings?) but add 1 each to totals (these are 4 different individuals).

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

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

Jun 26 2017

Marsha Janota

Location: Monona, back yard
Dane County

Nectaring on butterflyweed in my yard, noon, sunny

Jun 27 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

77° Sunny. We found another Giant caterpillar today. Saw 3 total this afternoon. Baltimore Checkerspot had lost an entire wing.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 27 2017

Todd Sima

Location: Otter Creek
Iowa County

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 27 2017

Peter Sveiks

Location: Kettle Moraine State Forest - Loew Lake Unit
Washington County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 27 2017

Tim Fenske

Location: Spring Green TNC Preserve
Sauk County

Prairie Racerunner

Prairie Racerunner

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Tawny Emperor, Hackberry Emperor

Tawny Emperor, Hackberry Emperor

Proctacanthus hinei

Proctacanthus hinei

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Machimus sp.

Machimus sp.

Jun 27 2017

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

White Admiral

White Admiral

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

White Admiral

White Admiral

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Painted lady

Painted lady

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 27 2017

Michelle Gomez

Location: 914 n 8th place
Door County

Finally in between rain drops the Monarchs are laying eggs on my swamp milkweed. I found 2 dozen eggs today and 3 baby cats!!! This year I am finding most of the eggs in the flower buds as apposed to the leaf

Monarch egg

Monarch egg

Monarch egg

Monarch egg

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Jun 27 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Mangan Woods, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Jun 27 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 27 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jun 27 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

American Lady

American Lady

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Meadowhawk sp.

Meadowhawk sp.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Jun 27 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Nature Trail
Waukesha County

Jun 27 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong low prairie Hwy 67
Waukesha County

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 27 2017

Thomas Young

Location: Necedah Wildlife Area
Juneau County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

★ = New county photo record

Jun 29 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Page Creek SNA
Marquette County

Warm and Cloudy. Got a real show from a hen turkey with 4 chicks that popped up 3 feet in front of me. One of the chicks ran up to my feet while the hen danced around trying to lure me away.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Monarch

Monarch

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 29 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw a female Cecropia Moth

Cecropia Moth

Cecropia Moth

Jun 29 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 29 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Monches Farm Monches Rd
Washington County

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Jun 29 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Preserve, Goodwin Rd. area
Manitowoc County

Some day I am going to try to learn my bumblebees. I sure do have enough photos of them!

Bumble Bee sp.

Bumble Bee sp.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Green Frog

Green Frog

Rose Chafer

Rose Chafer

Jun 29 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ice Age trail Loew Lake segment off Emerald Rd
Washington County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 29 2017

Judith Huf

Location: County Grounds
Milwaukee County

9:30-10:30, 73 degrees, sunny, wind at 15 mph. Disappointed by the lack of variety today in both birds and butterflies.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 29 2017

Larry Kapp

Location: 2 miles south of La Farge near creek
Vernon County

These butterflies were on a dead rotting mole - I have not been able to ID them yet - can anyone help ? I believe there are two different types

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma, Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Comma, Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jun 29 2017

Stephanie Eastwood

Location: Muralt Bluff SNA
Green County

Jun 30 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 30 2017

Gisela Kutzbach

Location: Biocore Prairie, Lakeshore Preserve
Dane County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 30 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Wildlife Area
Portage County

4 hours in the morning. We surveyed eight 800 meter long transects, and found male Regal Fritillaries on six of them. We rarely see Delaware Skippers here.

Jun 30 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

★ = New county photo record

Jun 30 2017

William Mueller

Location: east of Millston, approx 5-7 miles, near BRFSF and county forest
Jackson County

along roadsides only

Jun 30 2017

Gail Bullard

Location: Evergreen, Squaw Creek area, Oshkosh
Winnebago County

My first adult monarch of 2017. Watched her lay egg on asclepias syriaca! Former TX Master Naturalist and MLMP citizen scientist moved to Wisconsin.

Jun 30 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Point Beach State Park
Manitowoc County

Laphria aktis/sericea

Laphria aktis/sericea

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

Jun 30 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Preserve, Goodwin Rd. Area
Manitowoc County

Emerald Spreadwing

Emerald Spreadwing

Laphria sacrator

Laphria sacrator

Viceroy

Viceroy

Seven-spotted Lady Beetle

Seven-spotted Lady Beetle

Jun 30 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 30 2017

Martha Alibali

Location: Copper Falls State Park
Bayfield County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 30 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 30 2017

David Czoschke

Location: White River Sedge Meadow SNA
Green Lake County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak