Butterfly sightings for August 2017

Aug 1 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Berlin Memorial Hospital
Green Lake County

Seen while recuperating from hip replacement surgery!

Aug 1 2017

Lisa Pethan Averkamp

Location: Stockbridge
Calumet County

First time ever seeing a large swallowtail on our property. It loved our cone flowers!

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Aug 1 2017

Marsha Janota

Location: Monona WI, backyard
Dane County

Nectaring on Heliotrope

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 1 2017

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

5 pm

Aug 1 2017

K. Java

Location: Spangler's Landing to Never's Dam Landing on the St. Croix River
Polk County

86 degrees and sunny but not nearly as many species and numbers as I have seen in this location in past years however I have never seen this many Giant Swallowtails in one day.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail

Aug 1 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 1 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Rettenmund Prairie
Dane County

Aug 1 2017

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Garden in McFarland
Dane County

Good butterfly day! Calm, plenty of blooming plants, mostly sunny. Many Monarchs, a few others. First Black Swallowtail I've seen in my garden in years, but I do have dill planted this year.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 1 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 1 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 1 2017

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

On a black eyed susan in my garden.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 1 2017

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Eastside Urban Ecology Center,Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Counted around 10 Monarchs on the Liatris aspera(Prairie Blazing Star) taking nectar in a rain garden

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 1 2017

Heather Shaw

Location: My front porch and east facing flower gardens in Fall Creek, WI. This butterfly followed me around for about 2 hours as I worked in my gardens.
Eau Claire County

I first saw the red spotted purple butterfly around 1:30pm today and took several photos beginning at 2:01pm. It rested on my porch rocking chair for several minutes, then followed me back and forth between the front yard flower gardens and the porch as I weeded and divided plants. It was present for at least two hours, but was no longer there when I returned to the front yard at 5:00pm after working in the back for awhile. I didn't see it on any of my nectar plants as it seemed to prefer resting on my porch furniture and occasionally on the leaves of a mum that is not yet blooming and a lily that is already done blooming. It was often very still rather than flitting about from flower to flower.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 1 2017

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: East Dubuque to Cassville
Grant County

Postponed this trip until Tuesday because our favorite restaurant in Cassville isn't open on Mondays. Many trees down, here and there, from previous storms. Some spots closed off due to storms and flooding. 17 species. Not only was the butterflying mediocre, the restaurant is now closed on Tuesday also!

Aug 1 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Low 80's and breezy. Observed many Monarch eggs and cats on milkweed. The Whorled Milkweed is blooming.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Viceroy

Viceroy

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Question Mark

Question Mark

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

American Copper

American Copper

Whorled Milkweed

Whorled Milkweed

Aug 2 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Froemming Park
Milwaukee County

Two mating pairs of monarchs

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aug 2 2017

Janet Barthel

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

July 12, 2017
11:00-1:00 (72 degrees) 50% cloud cover

Aug 2 2017

Mary Mirasola

Location: Seno K/RLT Conservancy, Walworth/Kenosha Counties
Walworth County

Restored Prairie

American Lady

American Lady

Aug 2 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 2 2017

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Backyard garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Aug 2 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Labyrinth garden at Regner Park in West Bend
Washington County

Sunny, calm morning. I thought there would be more butterflies. The Fiery skipper was depositing eggs on the grassy path. Also saw a hummingbird clearwing moth.

Aug 2 2017

Michelle Abel

Location: Anderson Lake
Milwaukee County

Aug 2 2017

Katrina Forest

Location: Madison near west side
Dane County

Seen in our garden enjoying phlox.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 2 2017

Judith Huf

Location: Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park
Milwaukee County

Only a short time spent in the prairie flowers very early in the morning (before 9am)

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 2 2017

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida home
Outagamie County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 3 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

We were surprised to see so many Monarchs on our early evening walk. We had heavy rain here all afternoon.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 3 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 3 2017

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Backyard garden
Dane County

Aug 3 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Rusk Creek Road
Crawford County

Sun came out after a rainy morning. Lots of butterfly activity.

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Aug 3 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: gravel parking lot off Hwy 78
Dane County

It rained most of the day except for a stretch of sunshine late afternoon. The butterflies enjoyed the wet gravel. Several birds were bathing in some fairly large puddles.

Giant Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 4 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Cloudy and 62 degrees.

Aug 4 2017

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Common Buckeye is a lifer for me! My first and only picture that I could get. Fast flyer!

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

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

Aug 5 2017

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Spotted on a red coneflower in my garden.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 5 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 5 2017

David Czoschke

Location: Plum Island, Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
Door County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 5 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 5 2017

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station at my home
Milwaukee County

Very busy with Monarchs this afternoon!

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 5 2017

Bill Adams

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Sighting of several swallowtails in cone flower patch along yellow trail just below Wehr Nature Center.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 5 2017

Lynne Roberts

Location: Schluckebeir Prairie
Sauk County

I suspect the white spot on the wing is a petal from the flowering spurge (Euphorbia corollata) that was blooming all over.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 5 2017

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Bender Park
Milwaukee County

These are sightings from Fitzsimmons Road at Bender Park.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 5 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Our Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

We also saw 2 skippers that we could not identify.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 5 2017

Diane Wessel

Location: Brunett State Park
Chippewa County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 5 2017

Barb Retlich

Location: Ledgeview Nature Center, Chilton
Calumet County

We saw two Giant Swallowtail Butterflies. One of them had a piece of a wing missing.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 5 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Aug 5 2017

SWBA Avoca Field Trip

Location: Lower WI State Riverway and Frank's Hill
Iowa County

80° Mostly Sunny. 19 people attended the field trip on a very pleasant day to be butterflying.
Group photo around a Sleepy Orange.

Black Swallowtail (Mark E. Johnson)

Black Swallowtail (Mark E. Johnson)

Least Skipper (Mark E. Johnson)

Least Skipper (Mark E. Johnson)

Little Yellow (Mark E. Johnson)

Little Yellow (Mark E. Johnson)

Sleepy Orange (Mark E. Johnson)

Sleepy Orange (Mark E. Johnson)

Tawny-edged Skipper (Mark E. Johnson)

Tawny-edged Skipper (Mark E. Johnson)

Tawny-edged Skipper (Mark E. Johnson)

Tawny-edged Skipper (Mark E. Johnson)

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Sleepy Orange fans

Sleepy Orange fans

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Aug 5 2017

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Various stops in tri-county area within 7 1/2 miles of Muscoda
Iowa County

This was one of two parties on the 11th annual Avoca NABA Count. We found 19 species. The best find was 3 Sachem. The other party was the SWBA Field Trip (see that report). Together the total for the Count was 34 species, our highest. Outstanding were Painted Ladies (17)! The commonest butterfly on the count was Monarch (37)! That's the 2nd highest density in 11 years!

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 6 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 6 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Home prairie
Waukesha County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 6 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Road in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Aug 6 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Community Pool
Ozaukee County

Aug 6 2017

Lisa J. Cihlar

Location: Brodhead--Trail Rd. Private residence
Green County

Two Giant Swallowtails on Phlox flowers

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 6 2017

Barb Retlich

Location: Lakeland University
Sheboygan County

The Giant Swallowtail was busy with the coneflowers. There was a lot of damage on the lower wing. We were so fortunate to have seen 5 Giant Swallowtails in a 2 day time span.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 6 2017

Barb Retlich

Location: Our yard
Manitowoc County

We had 2 different Giant Swallowtails in our yard. They spent a long time going from flower to flower, mostly coneflowers, but changed to garden phlox later in the day.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Aug 6 2017

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Backyard garden Stoughton
Dane County

Aug 6 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Hummingbird Clearwiing

Hummingbird Clearwiing

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 7 2017

Richard Setchell

Location: Brookfield Backyad
Waukesha County

On new Butterfly bush

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 7 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Blue Mound State Park, prairie plantings near the registration station
Dane County

We didn't see many individuals for each of the butterfly species. However, the hummingbird clearwing moths were there in full force--I've never seen this many in one place before, pretty amazing.

Monarch

Monarch

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 7 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Aug 7 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Home prairie
Waukesha County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch, Black Swallowtail

Monarch, Black Swallowtail

Aug 7 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Bauer Brockway Barrens State Natural Area
Jackson County

Also saw 2 other skippers that I couldn't ID

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Lepidophora sp.

Lepidophora sp.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 7 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 7 2017

Sara Waters

Location: Menomonee Falls Mill pond
Waukesha County

Sighted during a walk along the river

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 7 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Schurch Thomson and Shea Prairies
Iowa County

At Shea Prairie, we stayed in the area near the parking lot. There were quite a few butterflies there. At Schurch Thomson, we explored the first part of the prairie, off the gravel road. We didn't have the time or energy to walk back to the part of the prairie where we've seen regal fritillaries in the past. Maybe another day soon.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 7 2017

Ginny Nelson

Location: Middleton residential yard
Dane County

Seen while working in my yard today.

Aug 7 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Road in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Aug 7 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

American Snout

American Snout

Aug 8 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: UW Field Station Waterville
Waukesha County

Aug 8 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 8 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Seen while birding, before 11am.

White Admiral

White Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 8 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

So many pollinators were out today. Saw at least 3 clearwing moths plus dozens of bumble bees, flower flies, wasps. Found a monarch caterpillar hanging from the milk house roof, went to check on it about an hour later and it was already a chrysalis. Saw an American dagger caterpillar and a huge cecropia caterpillar on Box Elder. Also saw a robber fly sp.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Cecropia Moth caterpillar

Cecropia Moth caterpillar

Monarch chrysalis

Monarch chrysalis

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Aug 8 2017

Mike Reese, Julie and John Woodcock

Location: Mariner Trail, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Aug 8 2017

K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

82 degrees and sunny with clouds and a stiff breeze later in the day. All Swallowtails were nectaring on Joe Pye Weed which is not all that common anymore in the meadows. Some common butterflies completely missing and only 1 Skipper seen.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Aug 8 2017

Judith Huf

Location: Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Campus
Milwaukee County

Sachem

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 8 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Sachem

Sachem

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 8 2017

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station at my home
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 8 2017

Martina Lindseth

Location: Flowers on my deck
Eau Claire County

First Giant Swallowtail sighting right on my deck

Aug 8 2017

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 8 2017

Melanie Kapinos

Location: Yard in Waukesha
Waukesha County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 8 2017

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station at my home
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 8 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 8 2017

Kristi Seifert

Location: Madison
Dane County

Aug 8 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Froemming Park
Milwaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 8 2017

Devin Renner

Location: City of adams
Adams County

Papilio cresphontes loving the garden phlox in front of our house in town. Also observed three caterpillars on a potted meyer lemon tree august 27 2017

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 9 2017

Marci Lanois

Location: Schmeeckle Reserve, Steven's Point
Portage County

Harvester

Harvester

Aug 9 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center & Preserve
Manitowoc County

Aug 9 2017

Judith Huf

Location: My garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Very warm and sunny. My tiny garden is teeming with pollinators, several Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, at least 3 species of bumblebees, honeybees, and various other bees, flies, and wasps I can't identify.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 9 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 9 2017

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station at my home
Milwaukee County

First time viewing of Giant Swallowtail for me!

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 9 2017

Deb McDowell

Location: Rilely rd, Amherst Wi
Portage County

Beautiful White Admiral floating at the edge of a woods near my goat fields.

Aug 9 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Aug 9 2017

Joan Vennie

Location: Schurch-Thompson Prairie
Iowa County

I returned to the prairie for the 2nd time this week in hopes of seeing a Regal fritillary. Unfortunately, a work crew was on the ridge removing invasives, so I walked other parts of the prairie. I returned to the area after the crew left and was rewarded with a sighting of one Regal. I was too excited to get a clear picture.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 9 2017

Michelle Abel

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Primarily in the prairie area. Beautiful sunny day.
I also saw 2 monarchs mating.

Aug 9 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

I also found two Black Swallowtail caterpillars on Dill.

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 9 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Green Bay Rd. in Glendale
Milwaukee County

Aug 9 2017

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area
Rock County

14 species. Our first Fiery Skipper of the year.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 10 2017

Pam Skaar and Ginny Nelson

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

This is the way butterflying should be everyday! We also saw a skipper that I am nearly positive was a Black Dash but it seems late for one. I could not get a photo so did not include it in our list.

Aug 10

Christine Stanke

Location: Private land in the Townsh
Portage County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Question Mark

Question Mark

White Admiral

White Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Question Mark

Question Mark

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Band-winged Meadowhawk

Band-winged Meadowhawk

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Meadowhawk sp.

Meadowhawk sp.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

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

Aug 10 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Avon Bottoms
Rock County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 10 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Aug 11 2017

David Czoschke

Location: Home Garden
Green Lake County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 11 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Mostly sunny, 74 degrees and breezy.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 11 2017

George Biltz

Location: New Berlin
Waukesha County

Found giant swallowtail in our gardens, feeding on Shasta daises, phlox and bee balm plants.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 11 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Douglas County Wildlife Area
Douglas County

5 spots southwest of Solon Springs, 1 hour total. Leonard's Skippers have declined at all of our Douglas County survey sites, including the ones south of Brule.

Aug 11 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Port Wing Coastal Bogs
Bayfield County

Port Wing Boreal Forest west unit, and Bibon Lake, both west of Port Wing.

Aug 11 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Private land Cty Hwy T Rosholt
Portage County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

White Admiral

White Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 11 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

72 degrees and cloudy

Aug 11 2017

Paul Doxsee

Location: Stevens Point
Portage County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 11 2017

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Rural area near Winter, WI
Sawyer County

Enjoyed watching the White Admiral and Milbert's Tortoiseshell sunning themselves on vehicles in the yard by our cabin.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

White Admiral

White Admiral

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

Aug 11 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

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

Late try for Purplish Fritillaries--same sits as July 22 (0 found) and 29 (3 found). 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 west of County Hwy A, North Bear Creek and Bear Creek bogs along County Hwy A, and Lyman Lake Bog.

Aug 11 2017

George Biltz

Location: New Berlin
Waukesha County

Tiger Swallowtail in and around the gardens in our yard.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 11 2017

K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

Cool morning so butterflying was slow but later when it warmed up I just did a count at the intersection of Abel and Main Dike Rd when I saw my FOY Leonard's Skipper flying back and forth on the gravel road.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 12 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

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

We surveyed the rectangular grassland along Namakagon Trail 1/2 mile east of the Snake Trail, as well as an opening further north a little east of the Snake Trail (where we saw most of the Common Branded Skippers). The Snake Trail north of Namakagon Trail is closed to cars, so we walked a mile up the road to look for butterflies and found five Common Branded Skippers in the first 0.7 miles. In the north part of this walk we saw our only Milbert's Tortoiseshells of the year. In 2015 we also saw our only Milbert's of the year along that stretch of road. 21 of the Common Brandeds that we saw were male, 19 were female, and for 42 we couldn't tell.

Aug 12 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Private property Cty Hwy T Rosholt
Portage County

1 unidentified large fritillary

American Copper

American Copper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

American Copper

American Copper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 12 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sachem

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 12 2017

Nicole Shutt

Location: 2 miles southeast of Argonne
Forest County

The female Black Swallowtail was photographed on Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare), and the Monarch was observed flying nearby

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

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

Aug 12 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy A at Flume Road Rosholt
Portage County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

★ = New county photo record

Aug 12 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Froemming Park
Milwaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 12 2017

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Middelton, Pond in Middleton Hills
Dane County

My first Bronze Copper and first time photo of a Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aug 12 2017

Malcolm Westley

Location: Madison northside near Warner Park
Dane County

Giant Swallowtail checking out the Dictamnus in the backyard.

Aug 12 2017

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Sunny afternoon in my garden.

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 12 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Dobbs Landing
Dunn County

Mid 70's, sunny and almost perfect.

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Mustard White

Mustard White

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

American Copper

American Copper

Aug 12 2017

Alex Harman

Location: Governor Dodge State Park
Iowa County

A good day for southern species! Most numbers are rough estimates. Cloudless Sulphur was very obvious, large and with no black, but didn't land for photos. Many small skippers, but at least one each of Fiery, Sachem, and Peck's

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 12 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Mariner Trail, Manitowoc to Two Rivers, all seven rest areas
Manitowoc County

Aug 12 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Rotary Gardens, Janesville
Rock County

75 degrees, mostly sunny. Especially enjoyed the skippers, especially fiery and sachem.

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 12 2017

George Biltz

Location: New Berlin
Waukesha County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in and around gardens.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 12 2017

William Mueller

Location: Klapperich Farm
Fond du Lac County

Aug 13 2017

Mary Mirasola

Location: Muskego County Park , Muskego
Waukesha County

Along trail thru meadow area

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 13 2017

Michael Cinquegrani

Location: Elm Grove
Waukesha County

Giant Swallowtail feeding on phlox in my frontyard

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 13 2017

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

On red coneflower in my garden.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 13 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Aug 13 2017

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way station at my home
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 13 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Manitowoc Impoundment
Manitowoc County

Aug 13 2017

Robert Mead

Location: West Green Bay--back yard
Brown County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 13 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 13 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 13 2017

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens, Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Aug 13 2017

George Biltz

Location: Toft Point Wildlife Area, Baileys Harbor
Door County

Along with many other butterflies near the foundation of the old Toft family homestead.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Aug 13 2017

Donald Eldredge

Location: Mount Mary are of Milwaukee in my back yard
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 13 2017

Debra Rade

Location: Newport State Park
Door County

Saw a few of these Painted Ladies that day on the beach.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 13 2017

Pam Skaar andGinny Nelson

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was the black form.

Aug 13 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Mariner Trail, Manitowoc to Two Rivers, rest areas
Manitowoc County

My first Sachem (female) and Fiery Skipper (male) of the year.

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 13 2017

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Lake Winnebago,Lakeside Park, Fond du lac WI
Fond du Lac County

3 Eastern Tiger Swallowtails on a piece of driftwood!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 13 2017

Shari Neuman

Location: Cadott
Chippewa County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 13 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 14 2017

Tom Wengelski

Location: Town of Knowlton
Marathon County

Saw a Giant Swallowtail in our yard both yesterday and today. Didn't hang around long enough to get a better picture. Definitely the biggest butterfly I've ever seen.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

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

Aug 14 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Home prairie
Waukesha County

Aug 14 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Aug 14 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

We released four Monarchs today that we raised from eggs.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 14 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

76° Mostly Cloudy. Lots of flowers. 2 kinds of Blazing Star to a field of Coneflowers to Wild Senna & Turtlehead. 1 of viceroys was really small. 1/2-2/3 the normal size.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 14 2017

Mary Mirasola

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

Found on pathway that circles around Restored Prairie area.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 15 2017

Sherrie Gates

Location: 306 Racine Rd, Madison
Dane County

Aug 15 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 15 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

76° Partly Sunny. Was bummed about not getting to leave the farm to look for butterflies. Made the best of a bad(?) situation after 1:30pm. Might have to rethink my priorities. Most of the species were in a small patch of Joe Pye Weed in the marsh.

Sachem

Sachem

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15 2017

Michelle Nyss

Location: W Potomac ave.
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 15 2017

Janet Mueller

Location: Town of Cleveland
Chippewa County

Steady feeding on phlox

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Went to check if the Cecropia moth caterpillar was still in the Box elder. It was still there and close by was an American Dagger moth caterpillar and a monarch caterpillar on common milkweed growing nearby

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

American Dagger Moth caterpillar

American Dagger Moth caterpillar

Cecropia Moth caterpillar

Cecropia Moth caterpillar

Aug 15 2017

Aaron Nordby

Location: Cedar rd between highway 93 and 37
Eau Claire County

Seen it while mowing lawn in my yard

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15 2017

Brian Collins

Location: Saint Croix Falls, WI
Polk County

I used to go to Northeast Iowa to see the Giant Swallowtail. Giant Swallowtails have been pretty common here this summer (first seemed to be arriving to this county around the year 2011)

Aug 15 2017

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Big excitement today was finding 2 Common Checkered Skippers on County Rd O. The 2nd one was much darker than the first. Both Leonard's Skippers were patrolling on gravel roads and 2 of the ET Swallowtails were dark form females but no photos of them.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aug 15 2017

Sallymae James

Location: private residence on Park Rd near Perrot State Park
Trempealeau County

remained on salmon color geranium for 5-10 min

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15 2017

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Lulu Lake Preserve, Town of Troy
Walworth County

These two were grazing side by side for 10 minutes or so on the west shore of Lulu Lake.

Giant Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 15 2017

Mike Reese, Bill Mueller

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Aug 15 2017

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

A good year for Common Buckeyes.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 15 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 16 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

My first American Snout in Wisconsin since 2007!

American Snout

American Snout

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

Aug 16 2017

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Prairie area by Fox Prairie School, Stoughton
Dane County

Aug 16 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Mariner's Trail, Manitowoc to Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

The female Sachem was on the same group of flowers nectaring as it was two days ago.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 16 2017

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Aug 16 2017

Chuck Petters

Location: 505 Division St. New London, WI
Waupaca County

Aug 16 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 17 2017

Kris Doering

Location: 11095 Mill Creek Dr Marshfield, Wi
Wood County

Two Giant Swallowtails were flying about my flower garden, concentrating on the phlox flowers.

Aug 17 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 17 2017

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 17 2017

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station at my home
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Black form

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 17 2017

Alex Singer

Location: back yard garden in Madison
Dane County

moving around variety of native/non-native blossoms

Aug 18 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 18 2017

Vanessa Pauline Shipley

Location: Private land, northern Richland County
Richland County

The Giant Swallowtails are loving the Bee Balm and thistle flowers today!

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 18 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Aug 18 2017

Terri Warren

Location: Wautoma
Waushara County

This Giant Swallowtail butterfly was in my driveway today and it was so beautiful .

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 18 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Badger Prairie County Park, Verona
Dane County

Can always count on seeing Black Swallowtails at Badger Prairie. Also saw one of my favorite moths, a chickweed geometer.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Chickweed Geometer (moth)

Chickweed Geometer (moth)

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 18 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 19 2017

Michelle Abel

Location: Scout Lake
Milwaukee County

Both swallowtails were very tattered and faded.

Aug 19 2017

Kim Lawler

Location: Across from Spring Valley Golf Course, west edge of town
Pierce County

Garden by porch. It loved the pink phlox and flew around for 3 minutes. Sunny very light breeze. 1:30 pm

Used "SnapStill" app to extract still photos from video. You can study how wings work, frame by frame. Fascinating

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 19 2017

Tom Wengelski

Location: O'Hauser Park in Neenah
Winnebago County

Got a quick look during a round of disc golf.

Aug 19 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Fellenz Woods in West Bend
Washington County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 19 2017

Sarah Proudfoot

Location: Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area - Bachhuber Loop
Dodge County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 19 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 19 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Kratzsch Conservancy in West Bend
Washington County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 19 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Pioneer Road in Cedarburg
Ozaukee County

Aug 19 2017

Marsha Meisel Mood

Location: Rotary Botanical Gardens
Rock County

I was so happy to see this Black Swallowtail sipping nectar from a red zinnia this afternoon!

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 19 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Aug 19 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunville Barrens
Dunn County

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Viceroy

Viceroy

Swallowtails

Swallowtails

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Aug 19 2017

Marci Lanois

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 19 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Lyndale Road Ponds
Dunn County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 19 2017

Jym Mooney

Location: Lake Park, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 19 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: west side of Madison, various locations
Dane County

A little urban butterflying today (all from my car). Saw 7 of the Cabbage Whites while waiting in the drive-through lane at Summit Credit Union. Other Cabbage Whites in many locations. The Silver-spotted Skippers were at the gardens at Oakwood Village West. Most were sampling the tasty zinnias and marigolds. One decided he preferred a metal post instead. (He stayed there for quite awhile before venturing out to sample the flowers.)

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 19 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens between Millston and Black River Falls
Jackson County

Sites were in Bauer-Brockway (4 stops, numerous subunits), North Brockway East, Stanton Creek Road, Cemetery Road (3 survey areas), and at Dike 17. 4.5 hours. We found Leonard's Skippers at all stops at Bauer-Brockway, two survey areas along Cemetery Road, and at Dike 17. We have monitored most of these sites for Leonard's Skippers for more than 20 years, and Leonard's has decreased a great deal compared to the 1990s.

Aug 19 2017

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Grant County

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 19 2017

K. Java

Location: 2 gravel roads near my house by the small town of West Sweden
Polk County

78 degrees, a beautiful day to go in search of Giant Swallowtails. I was not disappointed. The 2 gravel roads I went on went from deep woods to farm fields.

White Admiral

White Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 19 2017

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Iowa County

82 degrees. Dorothy had her hand hanging out the car window and an American Copper landed on it! Dorothy also photographed the Sleepy Orange.

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

American Copper

American Copper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Aug 19 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Aug 19 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Home prairie
Waukesha County

Aug 19 2017

Kris Doering

Location: County Trunk V, Marshfield Township of Rock
Wood County

Giant swallowtail flying around flower garden an pond area. Flocks flower were in the area.

Aug 20 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Our home in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

I was so surprised to find this Sachem at 10:00 p.m. It was attracted to an outside light on our garage.

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 20 2017

Brenda Granquist

Location: In my backyard flower garden.
Douglas County

Aug 20 2017

Pam Skaar with Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

The Silver-spotted Skippers were loving the liatris.

Aug 20 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Southern Brown wildlife area
Brown County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Viceroy

Viceroy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 20 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Clearwing sp. (moth)

Clearwing sp. (moth)

Aug 20 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Bayside
Milwaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 20 2017

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Aug 20 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Wildlife Area
Portage County

We walked 3 miles total in the grassland and one barrens, but the weather wasn't good enough for butterflying in the barrens unit. We saw Regal Fritillaries in all 4 grassland units we walked, including two males north of "The Shed" DNR management office along County Hwy F. Two of the Regal Fritillaries were females.

Aug 20 2017

Dave Hanson & David Bratley

Location: FR 236/444 Chequamegon Natl. Forest
Bayfield County

Nice sunny day in Barrens. This butterfly kept moving so did not get any top views. Saw at junction of 236 and 444. The rest along 236.

Checkered White

Checkered White

Aug 20 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

2 of the Eastern Tigers were dark form females, one newly emerged. The cecropia caterpillar was being stalked by a Tachinid fly. I thought about rescuing it, but noticed it already had several eggs on it.

Cecropia Moth caterpillar

Cecropia Moth caterpillar

Cecropia Moth caterpillar

Cecropia Moth caterpillar

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 20 2017

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Aug 20 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Gardner Swamp State Wildlife Area
Door County

Aug 20 2017

Mike Reese

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

cloudy, 75 degrees and calm

Aug 20 2017

Wanda Johansen

Location: 2 Miles Sount of Rice Lake, Stanley Township
Barron County

A Giant Swallowtail was enjoying the Verbena on 8/20/2017 about 1:30pm

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 20 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Aug 20 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Country roads near Tainter Lake, Colfax
Dunn County

Low 80's, breezy.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 21 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 21 2017

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In my yard and neighborhood in Stoughton
Dane County

Saw the 2 monarchs and one cabbage white in my yard. The other butterflies I saw while on my daily walk through the neighborhood.

Aug 21 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Larrabee Road, Dunville
Dunn County

Sun filter provided by the eclipse! The morning showers moved out just in time! I got to view the sun as a thin crescent. Clouds moved in just as the eclipse was ending.

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Aug 21 2017

Dawn Klein

Location: 1005 N. 23rd St.
Sheboygan County

Was enjoying the sedum.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 21 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Mariner's Trail
Manitowoc County

Incidental sightings seen while hiking the trail. First black form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail seen along this trail.

Aug 21 2017

Stan Rehm

Location: Lacy Heights bicycle trail
Dane County

During today's penumbra, this Silver-spotted Skipper was uncharacteristically motionless, even when my camera was 2" from its face. Probably unrelated, but interesting.

Aug 22 2017

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard
Taylor County

Aug 22 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 22 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: County Road A
Douglas County

Happily surprised to find a purplish frit.

Aug 22 2017

Mike Healy

Location: Reynolds Ridge Road, Potosi
Grant County

Giant swallowtail (pictured here) feeding alongside a Easter Tiger Swallowtail (not pictured) on tall thistle. Was a nice opportunity to observe the differences between the two species.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 22 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Aug 22 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Home prairie
Waukesha County

Aug 22 2017

Dave Hanson, David Bratley

Location: Washburn
Bayfield County

Sunny. Between noon and 2:30 pm. Most on Coneflowers or Tanzy. 12 male Sachems and 5 females and a female Fiery Skipper are all far north of their normal range but seem to find this area of Wisconsin on a regular basis compared to the other parts of the state.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 22 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Snake trail & Namekogon
Ashland County

Trying to fill in some Northern butterflies.

Aug 22 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Rotary Gardens
Rock County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aug 22 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Mirabel County Park
Manitowoc County

Aug 22 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Seen while birding this morning. All before noon.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 22 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Namekagon Barrens
Burnett County

Cloudy to start and then it got sunny in the butterflies came out.

Aug 23 2017

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Temps 62-70 and breezy. I mostly butterflied Cty Rd O and the ends of SW Dike Trail. The Meadow Frit wouldn't get off my foot so I had to take my flip flop off to get a photo of it with my 500mm lens. The Checkered White was a surprise. I'll have to check out the Whites more closely now. Their numbers have increased greatly since yesterday.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Checkered White

Checkered White

Checkered White

Checkered White

Aug 23 2017

Jessica Gorzo

Location: Blue Spoon deck
Sauk County

Incidental - flew by while we were having a late lunch

Aug 23 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Aug 23 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 23 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 23 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Home prairie
Waukesha County

Aug 24 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Silver Spring Dr. in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Aug 24 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: rural roads off Hwy 78 near Mazomanie
Dane County

Lots of giant swallowtails, all very active, fun to watch. The Eastern comma sat right by my foot, but only briefly, so no time for a photo. There was a common buckeye that had been killed on the road, how sad, his wings seemed to be in perfect condition, not an old worn butterfly.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 24 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: residential garden in Sauk City
Sauk County

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 24 2017

Dianne Thompson

Location: Beaver Dam my front yard (a natural area)
Dodge County

My front yard contains lots of natives attracting many butterflies this year.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 24 2017

Mary Mirasola

Location: Seno Conservancy, Tamarack Wetland, Burlington WI
Walworth County

This Least Skipper was seen 8/23/17, just off the boardwalk in the Tamarack Bog, which per other GPS phone photos, is Walworth County. Seno shares Walworth, Racine and Kenosha counties!

Aug 24 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: UW Waukesha Field Station
Waukesha County

Aug 24 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 24 2017

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Aug 24 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunville Barrens
Dunn County

Barely 70 degrees and sunny.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Aug 24 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Badger State Trail south of Belleville
Green County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 25 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: McKee Park, Fitchburg
Dane County

I stopped at McKee Park to check out the Monarch Way Station there. The Monarch Way Station sign was pretty much hidden by plant leaves, but I took a photo of it anyway. I was greeted by an Eastern tiger swallwtail. There weren't any monarchs around, but I did see a monarch caterpillar. Also saw a number of dragonflies, one of which sat for a photo.

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 25 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: K and A Green House, Irish Lane, Fitchburg
Dane County

A silver-spotted skipper sat on a sign inside the greenhouse. He seemed OK with it at first, then seemed to get agitated and after a few more seconds flew off.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 25 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Virmond Park in Mequon
Ozaukee County

It was amazing how many Monarchs we saw today at this park which is located on the bluff of Lake Michigan. We also saw a large number of Silver-spotted Skippers which were mainly seen nectaring on Purple Loosestrife.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

Sachem

Sachem

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Sachem

Sachem

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 25 2017

Martha Alibali

Location: Yard in central Madison
Dane County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 25 2017

Tim Petzold

Location: Elkhart Lake, backyard wooded area
Sheboygan County

Sighted for 3 days flitting amongst flowers. Lighted on tree leaf in early evening sunlight and remained for long time.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 25 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Library
Milwaukee County

Aug 25 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

Incidental sightings during a bird hike. One of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtails was a black form female.

Aug 25 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 25 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Incidental while attending an excellent Knee Deep in Prairie day.

Aug 26 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Grant Beach at Grant Park
Milwaukee County

Aug 26 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 26 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Rather cloudy day, but a few butterflies around. Also saw at least 4 Great Black (Katydid hunter) wasps nectaring on Swamp milkweed and Stiff goldenrod. They are really large!

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 26 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Bike trail through Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest near Dundee
Fond du Lac County

We also saw three large Fritillaries.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 26 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Bender Park
Milwaukee County

There were crescents everywhere! Actually butterflies in general. I went to Bender to take pictures of birds, but there were so many butterflies, I couldn't stop looking at them!

Aug 26 2017

Dianne Thompson

Location: Beaver Dam
Dodge County

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 26 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grassland Wildlife Area
Adams County

1 hour, 30% sunshine, with butterflies shutting down due to dark clouds increasing. All sightings were in grasslands off of Archer Drive west of County Hwy W: 3/8 to 1/2 mile west of County W, on the south, and 0 to 1/4 mile west of County W, on the north.

Aug 26 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Wildlife Area
Portage County

We surveyed 9 areas with historic records or potential for Leonard's Skippers, and 1 roadside at a wet area. Five of the Regals were females. All Regals were more than 1 mile apart from each other, and spanned 8 miles over a southwest to northeast axis.

Aug 27 2017

Allen & Tiffany Mueller

Location: Viola WI
Vernon County

Male sighted on buddleia bush. Flew away before I could take a photo.

Aug 27 2017

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Prairie plants behind Milwaukee Mitchell Domes
Milwaukee County

Aug 27 2017

Wanda Johansen

Location: Stanley Township
Barron County

About 2 miles South of Rice Lake, I spotted this Giant Swallowtail in my yard today.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 27 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 27 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Cloudy, 72, in between rains.

Aug 27 2017

Elena Rulseh

Location: Linden Ave, Madison
Dane County

Saw monarch butterfly sitting on browneyed Susan at 2pm August 27

Aug 27 2017

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Town of Troy
Walworth County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

★ = New county photo record

Aug 28 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Aztalan State Park
Jefferson County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 28 2017

Caleb Gerdes

Location: Private Garden on corner of Church and State Street, Chippewa Falls, WI
Chippewa County

The Giant Swallowtail was drawn by our cone flowers.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 28 2017

Todd Sima

Location: Avoca
Iowa County

The second Tiger Beetle hatch at Avoca just happened a few days ago so I went on a search for the Ghost Tiger Beetle but had no luck. I did see six lizards and was able to photograph three of them, one adult and two juvies with the blue tail. One Female Yellow Form Lance Tipped Darner let me get close enough for a few pictures. Then on my way out and after seeing hundreds of Festive and Big Sand Tiger Beetles I was excited to see a Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle. It has been many years since I have photographed one in that same spot and was like seeing an old friend.

Six-lined Racerunner

Six-lined Racerunner

Six-lined Racerunner

Six-lined Racerunner

Lance-tipped Darner

Lance-tipped Darner

Lance-tipped Darner

Lance-tipped Darner

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Six-lined Racerunner

Six-lined Racerunner

Aug 28 2017

Laura Brueggeman

Location: Sparta
Monroe County

Loving the Joe Pye weed.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 28 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 29 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Wedde Creek Fishery Area
Marquette County

73° Mostly Sunny. After 4 PM.

Aug 29 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 29 2017

Stan Rehm

Location: Holy Wisdom Monastery prairie
Dane County

A wonderful location - a huge prairie in full bloom. But despite warm sunny weather, very few butterflies seen during 1-2 hr hike.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 29 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard
Marquette County

73° Mostly Cloudy

Aug 29 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 29 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie
Marquette County

73° Partly Cloudy. When the sun peaked out the Skippers came out.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 29 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Aug 29 2017

Scott Swengel

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

1.5 hours of surveying. Last week I only found 6 Leonard's Skippers at these sites. Today I found Leonard's Skippers in all 3 Mirror Lake sites (the "Mirror Lake Pine Barrens" west of Hastings Road, a barrens south of Turtleville Road, and high bank on the north side of Fern Dell Road), and in the site southwest of the park. I also saw one Leonard's Skipper along Fern Dell Road at its westernmost junction with Turtleville Road.

Aug 29 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Grant Park, parking lot by bird feeders
Milwaukee County

One of the the swallowtails was a black form.

Aug 29 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Grant Beach at Grant Park
Milwaukee County

Aug 30 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Private land Cty Hwy T in Rosholt
Portage County

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 30 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Horicon Marsh- Marsh Rd
Dodge County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 30 2017

Pam Skaar and Ginny Nelson

Location: Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie State Natural Area
Dane County

It was a glorious day to be looking for butterflies!

Aug 30 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

80 degrees, sunny and humid. Pop-up thunderstorms moved in at 3:30pm.

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Aug 30 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our yard and Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

77° Sunny. Looking for Leonard. A hundrerd or so Rough Blazing Star on the prairie at the Bog.
No butterflies in our woods, but did find 2 Giant Swallowtail Caterpillars. All but 2 of the SS Skippers were at the bog on Blazing Star. Another big day for Pecks.

Monarch

Monarch

moth sp. caterpillar

moth sp. caterpillar

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aug 30 2017

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Various stops from East Dubuque area to north of Cassville
Grant County

18 species. Highlights were Little Yellow, Wild Indigo Duskywing (Dorothy's photo).
And reason #37 why to not try to find Juniper Hairstreak by hitting Red Cedar trees with a stick!
Also heard Scissors-grinder Cicada and Carolina Wren. Saw a Cicada Killer.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Bald-faced Hornet nest

Bald-faced Hornet nest

Aug 30 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lake Country Trail in Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 30 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: DNR land at Cty Hwy A and Flume Rd. in Rosholt
Portage County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 30 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty Hwy A
Portage County

Aug 30 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Tomorrow River Trail in Amherst
Portage County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 30 2017

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Resting in a field near our cabin in Winter, WI
Sawyer County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 31 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Schoenberg marsh
Columbia County

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aug 31 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Private property Cty Hwy T in Rosholt
Portage County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 31 2017

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Resting in the grass near our cabin in Winter, WI
Sawyer County

Mustard White

Mustard White

Aug 31 2017

Todd Sima

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

I had an interesting Beetle survey today. I found six Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetles, a Big Sand Tiger Beetle, and one Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle. There was also a Hog Nosed snake that was a whopping 11 inches long.

Eastern Hog-nosed Snake

Eastern Hog-nosed Snake

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Aug 31 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Aug 31 2017

Janet Marty

Location: Menomonee Falls
Waukesha County

Found in yard with a broken wing, can't fly.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 31 2017

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Horicon Marsh, Marsh Road
Dodge County

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail