Butterfly sightings for July 2017

Jul 1 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

71 degrees, mostly cloudy and breezy. Just a few butterflies flying, plus a few dragons and tigers.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 1 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also found Painted Lady caterpillars on Canada thistle

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 1 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 1 2017

Steve Kinyon

Location: Borst Valley Wildlife area
Trempealeau County

Fresh gravel along recently refinished road attracted hundreds of Commas, dozens of Crescents, Red Admirals, Baltimore Checkerspots and Fritillaries. Many fewer butterflies after 1 pm.
Nice sedge area.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

European Skipper

European Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

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

Jul 1 2017

Josh Quarfoot

Location: Door Bluff Headlands Park, Ellison Bay, WI
Door County

At trailhead. Approx. 6pm.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 1 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

snail sp.

snail sp.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Marsh Bluet

Marsh Bluet

Jul 1 2017

Mud Lake NABA Butterfly Count

Location: 15 mile diameter circle centered at Mud Lake Wildlife Area
Columbia County

This was the 29th annual Mud Lake NABA Butterfly Count. 11 observers in 3 groups counted 322 butterflies of 33 species (down from last year's record 43 species). Red Admiral was the most abundant species and the 3rd highest in 29 years. Mulberry Wing was also the 3rd highest in 29 years. Both are wetland species. Photo of Gray Comma by Jim Otto. Rest by Lester Doyle.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Jul 1 2017

Lori Widmann

Location: Town of Eau Pleine - Stratford
Marathon County

Machimus sadyates?

Machimus sadyates?

Jul 1 2017

Pamela Skaar

Location: Blooming Grove Drumlins
Dane County

I received permission to also look on the goat farm across the tracks from the natural area. I was in the field from 8:52 until 11:30, walking about 1 mile.

Jul 1 2017

Jodi McMahon

Location: backyard in Saukville
Ozaukee County

Jul 1 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 2 2017

Lorrie Guski

Location: Delta White River
Bayfield County

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jul 2 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

76° Partly Sunny. After 4 PM. Saw 2 of the Giant cat.s. Photos of one show it is getting bigger. Buckeyes were Mating. L. Yellow was seen by the barn after 5 PM.

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Jul 2 2017

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Jul 2 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Point Beach State Forest
Manitowoc County

The robber fly was laying eggs on the dried grass.

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Antlion sp.

Antlion sp.

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

White-tailed Deer fawn

White-tailed Deer fawn

Jul 2 2017

Jennifer McMillan

Location: Roche a Cri state park, Friendship, Wi
Adams County

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Jul 2 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Mangan Woods, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Jul 2 2017

Josh Quarfoot

Location: Barkhaussen Waterfowl Preserve
Brown County

Low flight

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

★ = New county photo record

Jul 2 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 2 2017

Mo Whalen

Location: Eastern Wascott
Douglas County

100s of White Admirals.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

European Skipper

European Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Long Dash

Long Dash

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Viceroy, Gray Comma, White Admiral

Viceroy, Gray Comma, White Admiral

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

ViceroyBaltimore Checkerspot, White Admiral

ViceroyBaltimore Checkerspot, White Admiral

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Jul 2 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Jul 2 2017

Rose Tiegs

Location: Home in Oneida
Outagamie County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jul 2 2017

Peter Sveiks

Location: Bubolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jul 2 2017

Rose Tiegs

Location: Emmons creek by Fountain lake rd
Portage County

I think I saw my first robber fly.. a lot of skippers were on red clover.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

★ = New county photo record

Jul 2 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Jul 2 2017

Rich Kahl

Location: NE Chippewa Co. Forest
Chippewa County

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

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

Jul 2 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 3 2017

Mary Mirasola

Location: Seno K/RLT Conservancy, Burlington WI
Kenosha County

Found in restored prairie area with multiple, applicable flowering plants, eg. Common Milkweed! I am thinking the Monarchs are mating...just a guess!

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 3 2017

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Amberwing

Jul 3 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 3 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

80° Mostly Sunny 2:45-4 PM With Doreen.
Griffith is now graveled. Ditches still have butterflies. One Regal even tried to fly into the truck when I left the door open. Missed my chance at all 4 Frit. species in one photo by seconds.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Great Spangled Fritillary, Aphrodite Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary, Aphrodite Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Jul 3 2017

Peter Sveiks

Location: Bubolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Question Mark

Question Mark

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 3 2017

Owen Boyle

Location: Scuppernong State Natural Area
Waukesha County

Jul 3 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 3 2017

Mary Mirasola

Location: Seno K/RLT Conservancy, Burlington WI
Kenosha County

Found in moist mesic woodland

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

★ = New county photo record

Jul 3 2017

Mary Mirasola

Location: Seno K/RLT Conservancy, Burlington, WI
Walworth County

Found in a shaded, moist mesic woodland area. No other butterflies were seen in the area at the time of the observation.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 3 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 3 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Muralt Bluff Prairie State Natural Area Monticello
Green County

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

American Lady

American Lady

★ = New county photo record

Jul 4 2017

Tim Fenske

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jul 4 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 4 2017

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association

Location: SwampLovers Preserve
Dane County

This was Southern Wis Butterfly Association's annual 4th of July field trip to SwampLover's Preserve. About 60 people participated! We found 27 species of butterflies and 12 species of dragonflies. Thanks to leaders Tod Highsmith, Karl and Dorothy Legler, Dan Sonnenberg (who took the photos) and all who attended.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher

Jul 4 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 4 2017

Mike Reese, Nancy Nabak

Location: C.D. (Buzz) Besadny Fish and Wildlife Area, Swamp Ln.
Kewaunee County

Jul 4 2017

Mike Reese, Nancy Nabak

Location: Gardner Swamp State Wildlife Area
Door County

Also a flyby fritillary.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 4 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Wildlife Area
Portage County

We surveyed 17 of our 25 Regal Fritillary long-term monitoring plots (average number of years per plot is 20 in a row), an the Regal flight was well pre-peak. We found Regals on eight plots.

Jul 4 2017

Nancy Gunder

Location: Town of Middleton
Dane County

It landed on wet pavement in my front yard as I was watering pots.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 4 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Jul 5 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Dick & Ray Gerhing Property, Montello WI
Marquette County

85° Mostly Sunny. Surveying this property for the second time in an attempt to create an inventory for the owners.

Jul 5 2017

Deb McDowell

Location: Amherst
Portage County

Single Red Admiral floating around my flower garden at the house

Jul 5 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland
Ozaukee County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 5 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie
Ozaukee County

Jul 5 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 5 2017

Ginny Nelson

Location: Pheasant Branch
Dane County

I did not have much time for this walk, but I counted it as a very good day after seeing both a Baltimore Checkerspot and two Common Buckeyes.

Jul 5 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 5 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Edgewater Road, north of Menomonie
Dunn County

Low 80's, very humid and overcast. This is my first (Dunn county) Checkered white in over 10 years. This is my go-to spot for Hairstreaks but none seen, yet, this year (too early?). Sadly, I had more wood ticks than butterflies.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Checkered White

Checkered White

Checkered White

Checkered White

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Bluet sp.

Bluet sp.

Laphria sp.

Laphria sp.

Machimus sp.

Machimus sp.

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

Jul 5 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 5 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: The Rock Sports Complex, Franklin
Milwaukee County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 5 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 5 2017

Mary Mirasola

Location: Seno K/RLT Conservancy, Burlington Wi
Kenosha County

This Grass Skipper was found in a restored prairie area of Seno.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

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

Jul 5 2017

Mary Mirasola

Location: Restored Prairie Edge, Seno K/RLT Conservancy, Burlington W
Kenosha County

Found on a trail that borders a restored prairie.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 6 2017

Lawrence Tabak

Location: Muralt Bluff Prairie
Green County

Jul 6 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Jones Springs Road
Oconto County

I don't know of any cranberry around this place so I'm wondering where the bog copper finds food.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Jul 6 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Jones Springs Road
Langlade County

Mostly cloudy on this stretch of road.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

★ = New county photo record

Jul 6 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 6 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Sawyer Lake Road
Langlade County

Mostly sunny, 12:15 pm -- 2pm.

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Long Dash

Long Dash

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

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

Jul 7 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: UW Waukesha Field Station
Waukesha County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 7 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 7 2017

Kathi Dwelle

Location: our mostly-wooded yard in Village of Shorewood Hills
Dane County

Sunny. 4pm/ Monarch appeared to be laying eggs on 2-yr-old common milkweed plants.

Jul 7 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Nothern Oconto County Count
Oconto County

With six counters today, we found 30 species--our highest number. Only hairstreak observed was a striped. Also saw monarch caterpillars on both common and swamp milkweed.

Temp: 70-74 degrees F. Full sun to mostly sunny.

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 7 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 7 2017

Rich Kahl

Location: Grady Knoll-Greene Prairie, UW Arb, Madison
Dane County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 7 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Froemming Park
Milwaukee County

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 7 2017

Lawrence Tabak

Location: Barneveld Prairie
Iowa County

Jul 7 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Home property
Waukesha County

Jul 7 2017

Judith Huf

Location: County Grounds
Milwaukee County

Sunny and about 77 degrees. 8:40-10:30 am.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 8 2017

Marcie O'Connor, Pam Campbell, Ann Thering, Mike Reese

Location: Gilmanton NABA Count
Buffalo County

Number of species and number of individuals were way down for such a beautiful mostly sunny day.

Jul 8 2017

Ron Arnold

Location: NABA Sandhill/Seneca count
Wood County

447 individuals was a fairly low number again this year. Skipper species were well represented with the Hobomok making a late appearance. 3 Appalachian Browns is a new record high for the count. An Aphrodite joined me briefly for a ride-along and one of the albino bucks from my neighborhood stopped long enough for a quick picture.

White-everything Deer

White-everything Deer

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 8 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Wildlife Area
Portage County

Surveyed the remainder of our 25 Regal Fritillary long-term plots, and several others. Found Regals (27 males and one female) on 13 of the 14 plots surveyed, and Gray Coppers on 6 plots. Aphrodite Fritillaries and Regal Fritillaries are having below average years at most sites we've seen or heard about.

Jul 8 2017

Edgar Spalding

Location: Picnic Pt and Owen Park in Madison, Pheasant Branch Conservancy in Middleton
Dane County

Northern Broken-Dash is uncommon here in my experience.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 8 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Pretty much a perfect day for butterflying! The deerflies, though, are extreme.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Frosted Whiteface

Frosted Whiteface

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Long Dash

Long Dash

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 8 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw 2 monarch caterpillars, 10 Painted Lady caterpillars, Red Admiral caterpillars and 1 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar

Jul 8 2017

Joan Rickert

Location: Hannibal Rd along Kidrick Swamp SNA
Taylor County

The Dorcas Copper was a lifer!

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

European Skipper

European Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 8 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

77° Sunny. All 3 Giant Cats are gone. Hopefully
the larger 2 went into chrysalis. Marble sized hail two nights ago shredded the corn crop and probably killed the cat.s. Life goes on. Second Q.M. I have found out in the marsh. Black Dash was on Wild Burgamont near the garden.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Mustard White

Mustard White

Jul 8 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 8 2017

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

We surveyed the 400+ milkweed plants in our yard and garden and found 21 eggs. That's good, but well below the record high of 67 one July day several years ago.

Jul 8 2017

Laura Brueggeman

Location: Sparta
Monroe County

Mourning Cloak enjoying some milkweed.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 8 2017

Stan Rehm

Location: Capital Springs Recreation Area
Dane County

Good variety, but certainly no abundance on a day perfect for BFs.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Jul 8 2017

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Post Farm Park in Village of Shorewood Hills (Madison)
Dane County

1:30-2:05pm. Mostly flew around overhead, but landed & fed a couple times on swamp milkweed in pollinator garden.

Jul 8 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Richard Bong SRA
Racine County

Smoky Eyed Brown

Smoky Eyed Brown

Smoky Eyed Brown

Smoky Eyed Brown

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

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

Jul 9 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 9 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Hogback Prairie State Natural Area
Crawford County

1.8 hours. We also found two Leadplant Moths, a prairie specialists we've surveyed for 24 years. This is our 26th straight year monitoring Regal Fritillaries during their main flight here. 80 Regals is below the recent average (like every Regal site but one that we know about this year) but still above the long-term median. Regals have increased a great deal here since 1992. We saw 78 male Regals and 2 of unknown gender.

Jul 9 2017

Karl and Dorothy Legler

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

This was our 15th year doing the Wisconsin portion of the Dubuque NABA Butterfly Count. In 5.5 hours we found 80 individuals of 23 species. Species is about average but individuals is 3rd lowest! High numbers of Wild Indigo Duskywing (7) and of Common Buckeye (3). A second Juniper Hairstreak was dead. The rare female Southern Dogface was new to the count.

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 9 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Mostly cloudy until 4pm. The Robber fly had a sulphur.

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Jul 9 2017

Jay Watson

Location: 4082 Hill Rd, Greenleaf, WI
Brown County

Noticed two sunning themselves on the walkway to house and in lawn.

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

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

Jul 9 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Question Mark

Question Mark

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 10 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Lamb's Creek
Dunn County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

American Lady

American Lady

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Jul 10 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Jul 10 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Sandhill
Wood County

Weather called for "overcast." Beautiful sunny day, though. I was there from 10:30 am to 4:15 pm.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Fox Snake

Fox Snake

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 10 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 10 2017

Marsha Janota

Location: Monona, back yard
Dane County

Nectaring on Black-eyed Susans. Sunny, 1 pm

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 10 2017

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Sedge obligates were out in abundance on common and swamp milkweed along Co. Rd. O. Saw four Baltimores on dogbane plant. Only a single Coral Hairstreak seen; abundant butterfly milkweed along Stolte Rd was attracting bumblebees, but no other hairstreaks. Gotta wait another week for hairstreaks?

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dion Skipper, Broad-winged Skipper

Dion Skipper, Broad-winged Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 11 2017

Paul Doxsee

Location: Stevens Point
Portage County

On American Hazelnut

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 11 2017

Judith Huf

Location: Falk Park
Milwaukee County

Sunny, humid, 77 degrees. The Brown Butterfly I photographed was so faded and light,

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 11 2017

Scott Swengel

Location: Barneveld Prairie Preserve
Iowa County

1.3 hours. Although Regls were in several areas in the east half of the prairie, the big concenrtation was the southernmost hill that is west of the north-south draw that divides the site in half. This is our 21st year in a row monitoring Regal Fritillaries here. After several low Regal years here, this count has bounced upward into the range of counts when we found 30-50 Regals a year almost every year on this transect here during about 2001-2010. One of the Regals I saw was a female.

Jul 11 2017

Ryan Brady

Location: Bibon Swamp bog
Bayfield County

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 11 2017

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

American Lady

American Lady

Question Mark

Question Mark

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Question Mark

Question Mark

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 11 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Lamb's Creek
Dunn County

More fun with Skippers!

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

European Skipper

European Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jul 11 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Various private properties
Monroe County

This general survey did not include counts so each species present will get a "1."

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Crossline Skipper

Crossline Skipper

Crossline Skipper

Crossline Skipper

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

Jul 11 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Rush Creek Prairie State Natural Area
Crawford County

1.5 hours. 4 km walking on trails to the prairies and back, and 1.3 km on prairie noses.

Jul 11 2017

NABA Trempealeau Butterfly Count

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

This was our 28th annual NABA Trempealeau Butterfly Count. We found 34 species, but only 164 individuals. Only a single hairstreak. Counters were Karl and Dorothy Legler and Al Sheldon. We observed for a total of 8.5 hours. Photo of the Bronze Copper by Dorothy, all others by Al Sheldon.

American Lady

American Lady

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jul 11 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

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

Monitoring coppers, and an early try for Purplish Fritillaries. A pair of bogs north of Moose Junction along Hwy 35, a bog on Foxboro-Chaffee Road west of Hwy 35, bogs south of Milchesky Road 1.9 and 1.15 miles wet of County Hwy A, North Bear Creek and Bear Creek bogs along County Hwy A, and Lyman Lake Bog. Includes roAdside counting at all bogs except Milchesy Road 1.9 miles west.

Jul 11 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 12 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Division Road in Germantown
Washington County

Jul 12 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 12 2017

Pat Fojut

Location: Retzer nature center
Waukesha County

Jul 12 2017

Don Grasser

Location: WDNR Service Center Prairie, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Wood County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 12 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

also one unidentified skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 12 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

In the prairie west of Hwy C which is beautiful now!

Jul 12 2017

Paul Doxsee

Location: Stevens Point
Portage County

On Rhubarb

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 12 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Near 80 degrees and humid. Finally seeing Hairstreaks!

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

American Copper

American Copper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Clearwing Moth sp.

Clearwing Moth sp.

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Eastern Forktail

Eastern Forktail

Jul 12 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 13 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Badger Prairie County Park, Verona
Dane County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 13 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Morse Road
Columbia County

Jul 13 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

Surprised to see a Little Yellow flying down the trail!

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Black Dash

Black Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

fly sp.

fly sp.

Virginia Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha

★ = New county photo record

Jul 13 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: UW Waukesha Field Station
Waukesha County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 13 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland
Ozaukee County

Jul 13 2017

Marci Lanois

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 13 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Library
Milwaukee County

Jul 14 2017

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 14 2017

Ellen Lark

Location: At the end of Fisherman's Road on French Island (behinde the airport)
La Crosse County

Sighted sitting on a bush in the forested area leading towards the water.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 14 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 14 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Dobbs Landing, Colfax
Dunn County

Lower 70's. Not many butterflies but lots of Dragon/Damselflies, Robber flies and a couple of Tiger Beetles.

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Midland Clubtail

Midland Clubtail

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Proctacanthus rufus

Proctacanthus rufus

Stichopogon trifasciatus

Stichopogon trifasciatus

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Mustard White

Mustard White

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

Question Mark

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk

Meadowhawk sp.

Meadowhawk sp.

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Jul 14 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Froemming Park
Milwaukee County

Jul 14 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Rock Sports Complex, Franklin
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 14 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Jul 14 2017

Ryan Brady

Location: Bog near Shirley Lake
Iron County

Jul 15 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Nature Trail
Waukesha County

Jul 15 2017

Marci Lanois

Location: Dead End Road, White River Marsh
Green Lake County

Sunny, 77 degrees, wind at approximately 9 mph.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 15 2017

D Nussbaum

Location: Mountain-Bay Trail
Shawano County

Jul 15 2017

NABA Butterfly Count at N Kettle Moraine

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest
Fond du Lac County

This was the 21st annual NABA Butterfly Count at Northern Kettle Moraine. Counters Peter Fissel, Karl and Dorothy Legler and two others counted for 7.0 hours, finding 248 butterflies of 35 species. Gray Comma had its highest count (6). Notable were Striped Hairstreak and Little Glassywing.

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 15 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 15 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Fellenz Woods in West Bend
Washington County

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jul 15 2017

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 15 2017

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

82° Sunny. 15 people attended. Everyone got to see Regal Fritillaries.

Jul 15 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Low Prairie
Waukesha County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 15 2017

Ron Arnold, Jim Yulga

Location: Jim's property in the town of Sigel
Wood County

Mustard Whites everywhere, I've never seen so many at once.

Jul 15 2017

Marci Lanois

Location: Brown Deer Rd. near Strong Prairie
Adams County

Sunny, 74 degrees, wind at approximately 8 mph.

Jul 15 2017

Pat Fojut

Location: Whitnall Park, 92nd street
Milwaukee County

I will get a picture of the Snout next sighting.
The monarch was laying eggs, found 13 eggs on July13, today I found 13 more. One plant has 6 eggs on it.

Jul 15 2017

Mary Mirasola

Location: Woodland South of UW Waukesha Field Station, Dousman Wi
Waukesha County

Walking the woodland trails of Field Station grounds when the Tree ID group spotted this Female Tawny Emperor. I originally thought it was a Hackberry but this was corrected on Badger Naturalist.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 16 2017

Jody Frey

Location: Hudson
St. Croix County

First time I'd seen one in Hudson. Was very dark (black) as opposed to the sightings in August.

Jul 16 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Logan Road
Oconto County

Someone put up a "Road Closed" sign in this wetland road, but it doesn't seem to stop some ATV riders. 3-4:30 pm, full sun, slight breeze.

Black Dash

Black Dash

Green Comma

Green Comma

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

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

Jul 16 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Our neighborhood in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 16 2017

Dan & Doreen Sonnenberg

Location: Fort McCoy (South)
Monroe County

82° Mostly Sunny. The Prairie Enthusiast annual Picnic and fieldtrips. **Prior permission is needed to enter Fort McCoy**
Doreen and I only covered a small portion of roadway(less than 1/2 mile). We had an AM. Copper that wanted to read about butterflies.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Aphrodite Fritillary, Regal Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary, Regal Fritillary

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

American Copper

American Copper

Proctacanthus hinei

Proctacanthus hinei

Midas Fly

Midas Fly

★ = New county photo record

Jul 16 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area, west entrance
Iowa County

Quick stop to see what might be there. Was happy to see the rare Sleepy Orange for the sixth time in eleven years at this site.

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Jul 17 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 17 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Becker Rd, northeast of Athelstane
Marinette County

Early afternoon, full sun, also blueberries.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

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

Jul 17 2017

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Yellowstone Lake State Park
Lafayette County

20 species.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Jul 17 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Lambs Creek
Dunn County

All before 1pm. Heat and humidity building. Also had a Fritillary (probably Great Spangled) that never landed and a Tiger Swallowtail.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 17 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Bayside
Milwaukee County

Jul 17 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Jul 17 2017

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

There may be a few skippers that I did not ID correctly.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

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

Jul 17 2017

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

We are now seeing Monarchs on a regular basis in the yard and garden. Our current census includes 68 eggs, 13 small instars, 21 larger cats, and 5 in a chrysalis.

Jul 17 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Monarch

Monarch

★ = New county photo record

Jul 17 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Home
Waukesha County

Jul 17 2017

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny and pleasant today

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 17 2017

Lynne Roberts

Location: Devil's Lake
Sauk County

Devil's Lake, prairie path by south entrance. Common Wood Nymph on Culver's Root, Viceroy and Pearl Crescent in the parking lot! Just one of each.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 18 2017

Anne Geraghty

Location: Old Hwy 10 near Buffalo R crossing
Jackson County

brief sighting as it madly fluttered around in high wind, so no good photos.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 18 2017

Don Chell

Location: South of Belleville, WI
Green County

Found two American Ladies on an apple tree on our property.

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 18 2017

Rich Kahl

Location: Grady Knoll-Greene Prairie, UW Arb, Madison
Dane County

Jul 18 2017

Jasmine Sharp

Location: Evansville, WI
Rock County

Found on the floor of our garage

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 18 2017

Nellie Gates

Location: Lake Mills Golf Club
Jefferson County

Jul 18 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 18 2017

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Hot, humid, sunny

Jul 18 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 18 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 19 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Dobbs Landing, Colfax
Dunn County

Low 80's, sunny and humid.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Mustard White

Mustard White

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Orange Mint Moth (Pyrausta orphisalis)

Orange Mint Moth (Pyrausta orphisalis)

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Stichopogon trifasciatus

Stichopogon trifasciatus

Jul 19 2017

Rich Kahl

Location: Curtis Prairie, UW Arb, Madison
Dane County

All Azures very bright with very clear markings, and all but this one on gravel lanes.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 19 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 19 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Glacial Drumlin Trail Wales
Waukesha County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 19 2017

Leslie Wallander

Location: my yard in Newton Wisconsin
Manitowoc County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 19 2017

Mary Mirasola

Location: Seno K/RLT Conservancy, Burlington, WI
Kenosha County

Found along path in Restored Prairie area

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 19 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 19 2017

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Post Farm Park - Village of Shorewood Hills
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 19 2017

Dave Hanson and Dave Bratley

Location: Highway A
Douglas County

Mostly cloudy, 76 deg., East wind 8-12. Abundant flowering Yarrow, Almost no Joe Pye Weed, so no Purplish Frits were seen. They will come later this year. Over 60 Dorcas Coppers and most other species were seen on the Yarrow.

Jul 20 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Caroline Lake bog
Iron County

Includes two Dorcas Coppers found on two short roadside counts. Most skippers were on roadside counts.

Jul 20 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Point Beach State Forest
Manitowoc County

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Crab spider with dragonfly (Meadowhawk sp.)

Crab spider with dragonfly (Meadowhawk sp.)

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

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

Jul 20 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 20 2017

Vanessa St.John

Location: Delafield south of Lapham Peak
Waukesha County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 20 2017

Richard André Rivard

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

3:26pm Pentax k-3II, SMCP-DA* 300mm f/4 - 3:26pm

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 20 2017

Todd Koeppen

Location: lakefront: between North Point and Bradford
Milwaukee County

Busy day for Buckeyes, These 3 were together, I assume the 3rd was another male.

Jul 21 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 21 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Twin Lake bog, 4 miles northeast of Clam Lake
Ashland County

Jul 21 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Kettlehole Bogs
Bayfield County

Pine Lake near Forest Road 236, 3 Drummond area bogs: Wishbone Lake north of town, Roger and Crane Lake bogs south of town; and a bog on Lost Land Lake Road est of Cable. The Northern Pearly-Eye was next to a bog, not on it. We found our first Dorcas Copper ever on Lost Land Lake Bog in the 2nd year we've surveyed it.

Jul 21 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center & Preserve
Manitowoc County

Butterflies seen during a short field trip to look for robber flies. 8 participants. Cloudy.

Jul 21 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

I also discovered a grass nest on the ground built inside a clump of prairie grass with four blue eggs inside.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 22 2017

Rich Kahl

Location: Wedde Creek Savanna SNA
Marquette County

Spent only about 1/2 hr near parking lot. Appropriately, almost all on numerous patches of Butterfly Milkweed.

American Copper

American Copper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jul 22 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 22 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Muralt Bluff SNA off County F
Green County

An hour walk up the bluff and back in the late afternoon. Monarda everywhere. Would have loved to have been there all afternoon.

Jul 22 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Rahr Memorial School Forest
Manitowoc County

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Antlion (Myrmeleon immaculatus)

Antlion (Myrmeleon immaculatus)

Jul 22 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Humid and partly sunny. Also saw a robber fly and hummingbird clearwing moth

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Hummingbird Cleawing

Hummingbird Cleawing

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

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

Jul 22 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: East of Lily, Hwy 52
Langlade County

Lots of nectar but very few butterflies!

Black Dash

Black Dash

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

Jul 22 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Home property
Waukesha County

Jul 22 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Port Wing coastal bogs
Bayfield County

Port Wing Boreal Forest State Natural Area west unit, and Bibon Lake Bog, both west of Port Wing.

Jul 22 2017

Dean Hansen

Location: Co. Rd. O, Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

All were nectaring on common milkweed or spotted knapweed of roadside. Dun and Broken-Dash Skippers were out by the dozens; I didn't try to separate sightings to species. But Broad Winged and Dion Skippers were absent.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 22 2017

Rich Kahl

Location: Schillinglaw Prairies
Waushara County

This was a Wild Ones outing but this report includes only my observations. I ID'd about 25 Karners but there were probably at least 100 as many "Blues" were flitting all around us.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 22 2017

Kim Lawler

Location: West edge of Spring Valley, garden beside Van Buren Rd. , near Golf Course
Pierce County

Hot, humid. You create a butterfly garden & guess who shows up?

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 23 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Community Pool
Ozaukee County

Jul 23 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie
Ozaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 23 2017

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Post Farm Park, Village of Shorewood Hills
Dane County

One monarch appeared to be laying eggs as it was seeking out young, shorter common milkweed and rejecting older, taller plants. The two other monarchs were chasing each other.

Jul 23 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 23 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 23 2017

Marci Lanois

Location: 20th Ave. near Strong Prairie
Adams County

Temperature was in the low 80s with winds about 9 mph. The Giant Swallowtail was on Wild Bergamot for about 30 seconds amd then a bee chased it away into some trees.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 23 2017

Jill Mertens

Location: Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Common Buckeye on a bee balm plant.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 23 2017

Marci Lanois

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

81 degrees with winds at 9mph.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

White Admiral

White Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

American Copper

American Copper

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Jul 23 2017

Joe Luedtke

Location: Wauwatosa
Milwaukee County

Jul 23 2017

Roberta Walls

Location: 624 Division St. Stoddard, WI
Vernon County

Nectoring on a minature Joe Pye Weed

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jul 23 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA, Larrabee Road
Dunn County

Temps in low 70's and breezy. Good numbers of fresh Swallowtails, most of them Giants.

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Swallowtail puddle party

Swallowtail puddle party

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Question Mark

Question Mark

American Copper

American Copper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 23 2017

Jim Otto

Location: Goose Pond Sanctuary prairies
Columbia County

I took a mid-day hike around both the Lapinski-Kitzke and Browne Prairies at Madison Audubon's Goose Pond Sanctuary. Many Monarchs were seen, especially in areas where the Meadow Blazingstar was starting to bloom. I also saw one small sulphur which I suspect was a Little Yellow, but I was unable to get close enough to for a good look.

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 23 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Schurch-Thompson Prairie
Iowa County

This is the first time I've seen Regal Fritillaries. It was so exciting!

Jul 23 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Both our farms
Marquette County

81° Mostly Sunny. While working and mapping with the drone here, and with Doreen at her home farm for an hour. DeerFlies kept us in the truck for most of the trip. My first photo of mating Juniper Hairstreaks. I didn't see the second Hairstreak in the photo with the milkweed until after we got home. I caught one with my hands for Doreen to see.

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Harvester

Harvester

Juniper Hairstreak, European Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak, European Skipper

Jul 24 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

75 degrees and sunny.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

Jul 24 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 24 2017

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station at my home
Milwaukee County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 24 2017

Chuck Petters

Location: Mosquito Hill Nature Center
Outagamie County

Monarch

Monarch

American Copper

American Copper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 24 2017

Rich Kahl

Location: West Prairie/Frederick's Hill
Dane County

Black form female Tiger.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 24 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 24 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 24 2017

Don Grasser

Location: Wisconsin DNR Service Center Prairie
Wood County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 24 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Apache Road
Adams County

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Jul 24 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Seen while digging out spotted knapweed.

Jul 24 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 25 2017

Tim Fenske

Location: Owen Park
Dane County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Variegated Meadowhawk

Variegated Meadowhawk

Jul 25 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie
Ozaukee County

Jul 25 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 25 2017

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station at my home
Milwaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 25 2017

Daniel Jackson

Location: Stoddard Sand Prairie
Vernon County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 25 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 26 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 26 2017

Debra Jacob

Location: Backyard in Sherman park neighborhood
Milwaukee County

Seen today on my coneflowers.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 26 2017

Mark Eckblad

Location: Monona WI
Dane County

Flitting from plant to plant on my backyard milkweeds.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 26 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 26 2017

Dale Bonk

Location: Kahl Road east of Black Earth
Dane County

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jul 26 2017

Dale Bonk

Location: Rettenmund Prairie
Dane County

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Jul 27 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 27 2017

Michelle Abel

Location: Mangan Woods
Milwaukee County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 27 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Rettenmund Prairie
Dane County

No count today. Just 1s for the species I saw.

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Jul 27 2017

Ann Thering

Location: Walking Iron
Dane County

Jul 27 2017

Jennifer A Ambrose

Location: Wilson Park
Milwaukee County

I saw at least eight American Snouts, and I was surprised. I saw my first ever just about a month ago at Riverside Park in Milwaukee, a single individual.

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 27 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 27 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

American Snout

American Snout

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 28 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Wilson Park
Milwaukee County

What a joy to see a bunch of snouts out and about! Thanks, Jennifer A Ambrose, for the great sighting.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

American Snout

American Snout

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 28 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Boerner Botanical Garden
Milwaukee County

American Snout

American Snout

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 28 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Home property
Waukesha County

Jul 28 2017

Chris Tyler, Nancy Ludwig and Ginny Nelson

Location: Stewart County Park
Dane County

It was a perfect day to look for butterflies!

Jul 28 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: UW Field Station
Waukesha County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 28 2017

Chuck Petters

Location: Mosquito Hill Nature Center
Outagamie County

American Lady

American Lady

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 28 2017

Dorothy Legler

Location: Our yard.
Sauk County

7 species. That's the most species in the yard this year.

Jul 28 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 28 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Morse Rd and Roads of Mud Lake WLA
Columbia County

79° Mostly Sunny 10:30-2:30 PM
No Snouts or hairstreaks today. Painted Ladies everywhere!

Jul 29 2017

Pamela Skaar

Location: WI Lab of Hygiene, Agriculture Road, Madison
Dane County

Two days after I surveyed birds and butterflies north of the buildings they cut a large portion of the prairie and most of the willows along Agriculture Drive.

Jul 29 2017

Pamela Skaar

Location: Kalscheur Oak Savannah
Iowa County

10:03 - 12:03 0.77 miles SWBA field trip lifers

Jul 29 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Common Branded Skipper sites NW of Clam Lake
Ashland County

An early try for Common Branded SKippers. We returned about two weeks later and found 82 Common Brandeds, including 5 along the Snake Trail 0 to 0.7 miles north of Namakagon Trail. The Snake Trail is closed to driving north of Namekagon Trail so we walked north on the Snake Trail to get to one of the sites.

Jul 29 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

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

Same bogs as July 22, but today we didn't do a roadside count at the two Moose Junction bogs. We think Purplish Fritillary should have been in main flight today. This is our lowest main flight count of Purplish Fritillary ever out of 20 years monitoring the six bogs here where we have seen the species. Our previous low was more than 4 times as high as this. Note that we visited again on August 11 in case the flight was later than usual this year.

Jul 29 2017

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida Home
Outagamie County

Seeing blues but so far I can't get close enough to id..Hopefully later.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 29 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 29 2017

Jayce Knitter

Location: Brunswick
Eau Claire County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 29 2017

Carolyn Aita

Location: Our home at the NW Corner Beaver Dam Lake
Dodge County

Jul 29 2017

Marci Lanois

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 29 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

American Lady

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 29 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Our Yard In Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 29 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville/Larrabee Road
Dunn County

Warm, sunny with low humidity. Beautiful! I was looking for butterflies but also confirmed Dickcissel (carrying food) for BB Atlas, Meridean NW block.

Dickcissel

Dickcissel

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Machimus sp.

Machimus sp.

Jul 29 2017

Dean Hansen

Location: Co. Rd. A through a black spruce bog
Douglas County

Many Dun Skippers on patch of roadside common milkweed. Had the great pleasure of meeting David Iftner (co-author of Butterflies of Ohio) and his wife there.

Jul 29 2017

Josh Quarfoot

Location: Silver Lake Park near historical marker.
Manitowoc County

Near shore of the lake.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 29 2017

Ken Essman

Location: Spring Prairie
Walworth County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 29 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Calm, sunny day. The butterflies were not cooperating for photos. A mating pair of monarchs were carried off by a large male monarch who finally gave up and left them alone. Was able to get pictures of other things. Sawfly larva on Quaking aspen, Ruby meadowhawk, Cherry Dagger moth caterpillar, Band-winged meadowhawk, and a Katydid.

katydid sp.

katydid sp.

Monarch

Monarch

Band-winged Meadowhawk

Band-winged Meadowhawk

Cherry Dagger Moth caterpillar

Cherry Dagger Moth caterpillar

Ruby Meadowhawk

Ruby Meadowhawk

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

sawfly sp. larvae

sawfly sp. larvae

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 29 2017

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve (formerly Squires Golf Club) on Country Club Rd between Port Washington and Belgium.
Ozaukee County

Monarchs everywhere! Buckeyes were the second most common species.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 29 2017

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Kalscheur Oak Savanna
Iowa County

80s and Sunny. Low humidity! Da Dogs were Out!
Rarely, if ever, we had a Southern Dogface allow a group of 15+ people the opportunity to closely encircle it and take photos. Amazing! Anyone with a photo of the Dog Face(or any other butterflies for the day) please submit the photo. As I forgot my camera . . . was hanging around my neck.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 29 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Also saw one unknown skipper, which was a reddish color, unlike any I've seen yet. Never got a great look and couldn't pick it out.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 29 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Mangan Woods, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 29 2017

Richard André Rivard

Location: Willow River State Wildlife Area, Warren Township
St. Croix County

Single butterfly, 103rd St, at 7:10pm

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 30 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 30 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Home property
Waukesha County

Jul 30 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

We also found a Common Milkweed plant covered with Milkweed Tussock Moth caterpillars. The bottom leaves had been defoliated.

(saw 9 Fritillaries - not sure if all are Great Spangled)

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Milkweed Tussock Moth caterpillars

Milkweed Tussock Moth caterpillars

American Lady

American Lady

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Question Mark

Question Mark

Viceroy

Viceroy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 30 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 30 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County

Jul 30 2017

Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron Park
Dane County

We usually see a lot of American Coppers here but have not seen any during a couple of visits this year.

Jul 30 2017

Judith Huf

Location: JCC garden
Milwaukee County

Short walk this morning found several butterflies on a patch of purple coneflower.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 30 2017

Joe Luedtke

Location: Wauwatosa
Milwaukee County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 30 2017

Jan Rousey

Location: Black River Falls
Jackson County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 30 2017

Grace Anne Hunter

Location: Madison
Dane County

Jul 30 2017

Ted Vanderhorst

Location: Onalaska
La Crosse County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 30 2017

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

I saw other butterflies (e.g., in the satyr family and various skippers), but positive identification did not occur due to either constant flight or just plain lack of trying (skippers). I also saw several Hummingbird Clearwing and Snowberry Clearwing moths, and I came across what I believe is a Virginia Creeper Sphinx moth caterpillar on wild grape.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Virginia Creeper Sphinx caterpillar

Virginia Creeper Sphinx caterpillar

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 30 2017

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Jul 30 2017

David Brownstein

Location: Peppermill Lake, Jackson township
Adams County

In field at corner of 4th Avenue and Fern Lane

Jul 30 2017

Paula Storrer Nauss

Location: Star Prairie
St. Croix County

Noticedwhat I thought was a small bird fluttering around purple flowers in our small prairie. Got out the binoculars because the behave of this creature did not seem like a bird. I believe I spotted a giant swallowtail.

Jul 30 2017

Lynne Roberts

Location: In my backyard, on County W about 4 miles east of Baraboo.
Sauk County

Lots of native wildflowers blooming, surrounded by woods.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 30 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wilson's Park
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

American Snout

American Snout

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 31 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Hogback Prairie
Crawford County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtailgiant sw

Black Swallowtailgiant sw

Jul 31 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Avoca Area of the Lower WI State Riverway
Iowa County

83° Sunny Got to walk with Todd Sima for an hour or so today. It was fun! Little Yellows were female and nearly white. Sleepy Orange were on their way to the canoe landing. Almost got a photo of one on duck weed! Saw some Hairstreaks that didn't want to be IDed. Walked down the treeless stretch of Hay Rd. to the gate and was able to find 5 species of butterflies. May have someone count there on Saturday.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Jul 31 2017

Anna Zimmer

Location: Hudson, YMCA Camp St. Croix
St. Croix County

Jul 31 2017

Thom Ingersoll

Location: Town of Lodi
Columbia County

a single Red Spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 31 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Spring Green Preserve West, Only the praking area at the end of Pearl Road.
Sauk County

4-5 PM. Quick stop to look for Dainty Sulphurs.

Jul 31 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 31 2017

Ann Thering

Location: My garden
Dane County

Jul 31 2017

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Lake Park Butterfly Garden
Milwaukee County

5 Monarchs on a Joe Pye Weed!

Monarchs

Monarchs

Jul 31 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Lyndale Road, Menomonie
Dunn County

86 degrees, sunny. I had Fiery Skippers at this location last year. Not today.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Viceroy

Viceroy

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jul 31 2017

Edgar Spalding

Location: community park on South Avenue in Middleton, next to the School District Administration building.
Dane County

There is a small rain garden, not much larger than 200 square feet, next to a playground and it was hopping with insect activity.

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Jul 31 2017

Jennifer Settecase

Location: Lake Mills - backyard
Jefferson County

Jul 31 2017

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way station at my home
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 31 2017

Doug Kieser

Location: Family home, Neillsville
Clark County

I realized there haven't been any Giant Swallowtail sightings for Clark County when one visited the phlox while I was pulling weeds. Ran into the house to grab my phone but it was already gone by the time I returned.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 31 2017

Daniel Jackson

Location: Stoddard Sand Prairie
Vernon County

Sachem

Sachem