Butterfly sightings for June 2018

Jun 1

D Nussbaum

Location: Our Property
Waupaca County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 1

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills St Rec Area
Dunn County

Partly cloudy to begin, overcast by noon, cool and breezy. All sightings before noon. Arctic Skippers are new for me! A few Tiger Swallowtails flying. Could not ID them all.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

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

Jun 1

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 1

Josh Quarfoot

Location: Fish Creek flower bed near storefront
Door County

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 1

Rory Williams

Location: Just South of Cty Z and Country Club Road
Winnebago County

Jun 1

Joan Vennie

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway, Blackhawk Unit
Dane County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 1

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Near Hayword
Sawyer County

Very cold day 57 F .

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 2

John Davis

Location: My backyard in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

Low 70's, sunny with a light wind

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 2

Fred Dike

Location: Barabo Bluffs Devils Lake St Pk
Sauk County

on Ice Age Trail at forest road edge

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 2

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

64 and sunny

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 2

Fred Dike

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Jun 3

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 3

Edgar Spalding

Location: pond at Lakeview Park, off Allen Blvd. Middleton
Dane County

least skipper, my first of the year in Middleton, Dane Co.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 3

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Narcissus Bulb Fly (Merodon equestris )?

Narcissus Bulb Fly (Merodon equestris )?

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 4

Daniel Jackson

Location: Espe Pond. Hwy 27 south of Leon
Monroe County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 4

Jeff Johnson

Location: Thomson Reuters parking lot, Brookfield, WI
Waukesha County

Jun 4

Pam Campbell

Location: Dobbs Landing
Dunn County

A FOY White Admiral. Common Ringlets have arrived in numbers. One flyby Tiger Swallowtail.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 4

Sue Feyrer

Location: UW Waukesha Field Station
Waukesha County

Jun 4

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 4

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Jun 4

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Finally after the sun warmed up the air a little.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 4

Steve Kinyon

Location: Suk Cerney Flowage
Juneau County

Northern and eastern roads around the Flowage. Many lupines on eastern road.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Jun 4

Rory Williams

Location: UWGB Arboretum
Brown County

Jun 4

Lois Clasen

Location: Eight miles west of Phillips
Price County

There were 15 swallowtails in a honeysuckle bush. Then later we saw them all over the area.

Jun 5

Mark Greuel

Location: Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 5

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

One of the Hobomok Skippers was the dark form Pocahontas.

Jun 5

Pamela Skaar

Location: WatertownCE WBBA 2block
Jefferson County

7:35 - 11:55. Lots of small developments going into forested areas.

Jun 5

Rory Williams

Location: Public Hunting Ground on Cty E (East Parking Area)
Green Lake County

2 hours of observing

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 5

Richard André Rivard

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

Walking along park trail.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 5

Rory Williams

Location: Public Hunting Ground on Cty E (West Parking Area)
Green Lake County

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

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

Jun 5

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and County N
Waushara County

Jun 5

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Yellowstone Lake State Park
Lafayette County

Great fun to find butterflies: FOY Great Spangled Fritillary.
and Dragonflies: Jade Clubtail and female Cobra Clubtail exuding eggs.
and Birds: Orchard Oriole, Henslow's Sp and Dickcissel

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Cobra Clubtail

Cobra Clubtail

Jade Clubtail

Jade Clubtail

Jun 5

Edgar Spalding

Location: Stricker's Pond, Middleton/Madison boundary
Dane County

Peck's skipper, my first of the year

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 5

Darleen Horman

Location: West Bend, near Rolf's Ave
Washington County

FOY Red-spotted purple

Jun 5

Dean Hansen

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

First Karner Blue was seen on Crex Ridge Road, then one off N. Refuge Road in lupine patch. Viceroy, Karners, copper, skippers were seen on scat (muskrat?) at edge of Reed Lake. Fourth visit over the years that have found butterflies congregating on scat at this spot. Gotta love scat--the butterflies do!

Reed Lake

Reed Lake

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jun 5

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Blue trail out of Homestead Hollow.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 5

Dean Hansen

Location: NE of Danbury, various spots
Burnett County

Dusted skipper was on puccoon (as usual) along Airfield Rd north of Hwy 77. Springbrook Trail is my "never fail" spot for finding Pine Elfins. They were nectaring on New Jersey tea there. Some sort of scat attracted the two species of checkerspots on Namekagon Trail. The Namekagon Trail Bog (north of the Namekagon River) had numerous Silvery Checkerspots and a lone Mottled Duskywing.

mottled

mottled

Gorgone Checkerspot, Silvery Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot, Silvery Checkerspot

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Jun 6

Jim Kinderman

Location: Field off Kaufman Rd near Co. E
Winnebago County

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

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

Jun 6

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Mid 70's, partly cloudy and humid. There were a few Tiger Swallowtails. The bonus creature of the day- Blandings turtle.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

White Admiral

White Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Blanding Turtle

Blanding Turtle

Jun 6

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton 10 miles west of CF.
Chippewa County

Sunny afternoon, calm, 75.
Sorry about photo quality - only had my cell phone.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

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

Jun 6

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer.
Milwaukee County

Jun 6

Janet Hurguy

Location: Midway bike trail
La Crosse County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 6

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Jun 7

D Nussbaum

Location: CB Park
Winnebago County

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

Monarch

Monarch

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

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

Jun 7

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton
Sauk County

Found on the bank of the Wisconsin River Tributary system

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 7

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Dell Creek SWA
Sauk County

80 degrees and sunny. Most fun was the White Admiral and Common Ringlets. The White Admiral strays as far south as Sauk County. The Common Ringlet has marched southward in the state for 50 years, so its range extends down to Sauk County. Nice to see more than 1 Monarch!

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 7

Christine Stanke

Location: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Wauwatosa
Milwaukee County

Jun 7

Sue Feyrer

Location: Nashota Park
Waukesha County

Jun 7

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Suburban garden
Dane County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 7

Darleen Horman

Location: West Bend, Rolf's Ave
Washington County

Jun 7

Jay Watson

Location: Rattlesnake Ridge TPE (prairie & barrens)
Iowa County

Start 10:15 ended at 2pm
82F, mostly sunny, light breeze

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Nessus Sphinx

Nessus Sphinx

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Trichiotinus sp.

Trichiotinus sp.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 7

Jay Watson

Location: Wilson Creek Prairie (private) near Spring Green
Sauk County

85F, calm humid, mostly sunny;White wild Indigo (BBs really using), Penstomen, Red clover

saw a Blue but never got good looks

Jun 7

Jay Watson

Location: Jermey's Farm
Sauk County

82F, mostly sunny, light breeze

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Orange Virbia (moth)

Orange Virbia (moth)

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Monarch

Monarch

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jun 7

Jay Watson

Location: Spring Green Preserve - East
Sauk County

82F, calm humid, mostly sunny walking the trail to the bluff. Didn't go all the way to the top.
Dusted Skipper survey 0
Tiger swallowtail (1 yellow & 1 dark)
Blue 1 (never got great looks)

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

Midland Clubtail

Midland Clubtail

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Jun 8

Rory Williams

Location: Just South of Z and Country Club Road
Winnebago County

FOY Giant Swallowtail and first Giant Swallowtail at this site ever for me

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

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

Jun 8

Mike Reese, Julie Woodcock, John Woodcock

Location: Vanderbloemen Bog
Manitowoc County

the bumble bees were crawling around inside the pitcher plant flowers but I got a couple of photos as the went in or came out

Two-spotted Bumble Bee ?

Two-spotted Bumble Bee ?

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Racket-Tailed Emerald

Racket-Tailed Emerald

Jun 8

Judith Huf

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Warm and sunny. Besides the butterflies, there were many Ctunuca Moths.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 8

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 8

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Environmental Study Area
Ozaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 8

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

10 am Sunny and mild. On the "terrace" near Lake Michigan

Jun 8

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Bog Cedar Sauk Rd.
Ozaukee County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 9

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County

mostly cloudy, 68F, 5-10mph

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 9

Pamela Skaar

Location: 2046 Helena Street shaded backyard
Dane County

laying eggs on jewelweed at 12:00 noon

Jun 9

Rich Kahl

Location: Front yard in country, about 7 mi NW of West Bend
Washington County

Almost all sightings/all species nectaring on lilacs.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 9

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve - off Goodwin Rd.
Manitowoc County

Lots of teneral Emerald Spreadwings including the one in the photo waiting for me at my car. My first of the year Viceroy and Peck's Skipper. The Common Ringlet is the southernmost location along the Lake Michigan counties.

Golden-backed Snipe Fly

Golden-backed Snipe Fly

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Emerald Spreadwing

Emerald Spreadwing

★ = New county photo record

Jun 9

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

The monarch was busy depositing eggs. Also saw a Lady sp.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 9

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac, WI
Sauk County

Near the entrance to Moely Prairie at the end of Alban Rd in Prairie du Sac, we saw a single Red-spotted Purple flying.

Jun 9

Rory Williams

Location: Uihlein Waterfowl Production Area
Winnebago County

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 9

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer.
Milwaukee County

Jun 9

Christine Stanke

Location: Division Rd. Germantown
Washington County

Jun 10

Daniel Jackson

Location: County W landing on Flambeau
Sawyer County

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Jun 10

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road, 1/2 mile off hwy 32
Oconto County

Jun 10

Ryan Brady

Location: Caroline Lake area east of Mellen
Iron County

Mustard White

Mustard White

Jun 10

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens northeast of Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

1/2 hour, 79 degrees F, sunny

Jun 11

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

Laphria flavicollis

Laphria flavicollis

Jun 11

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: south of Fifield
Price County

These were spotted in an open spot in a wooded area south of Fifield.

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Long Dash

Long Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jun 11

Rory Williams

Location: Public Hunting Ground (West Parking Area)
Green Lake County

My first European Skipper

Jun 11

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

First American Lady we've seen in the garden this year, visited the pussytoes, then oviposited on the Pearly Everlasting. We already have several Monarchs in chrysalis.

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 11

Mike Reese

Location: Point Beach State Forest
Manitowoc County

Jun 11

Heather Hansen

Location: Janesville
Rock County

Spotted on a rotten orange in my backyard.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 11

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer.
Milwaukee County

Jun 11

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: Side road 1/2 mile south of Fifield
Price County

The Swallowtails and Monarchs were scattered along a 1/2 mile road feeding on clover flowers - sunny, warm morning. Many dragonflies were out too 'patrolling' the area.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 11

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and County N
Waushara County

Jun 11

Joan Vennie

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway, Blackhawk Unit
Dane County

At first glance, I was puzzled by my first sighting of the Red Spotted Purple. It was the underside of a dead butterfly. Startling colors.
There were also a good number of Hackberry Emperors.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

European Skipper

European Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 11

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Cloudy and Windy Late afternoon. Harris' Checkerspot is a lifer for me. Lots of Lupine but no butterflies on it.

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 11

Heather Hansen

Location: Janesville
Rock County

Backyard

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 11

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 11

Muffy Barrett

Location: Bluestem Farm, Baraboo Twp.
Sauk County

This was more than a week ago, but I just noticed that Sauk Co. wasn't down as having a photo of Baltimores. I've seen them here for at least 4 years now. Also saw grass skippers, but I can't ID many of them.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jun 11

Rory Williams

Location: Public Hunting Ground off Cty E (East Parking Area)
Green Lake County

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 11

Rich Kahl

Location: Ridges Sanctuary
Door County

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 12

Joan Vennie

Location: Dunlap Hollow Road
Dane County

I rechecked the area where I had seen Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillars earlier in June. I did locate 2 more caterpillars. Unfortunately, there was a mower cutting the grasses in the ditches along the road.

Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillar

Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillar

Jun 12

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Jun 12

Robert Bruss

Location: 2 miles east of City of Wausau in Town of Wausau
Marathon County

Mating pair of Monarchs remained in the River Birch tree for at least an hour after male carried female to tree branch.

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 12

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty Hwy T Rosholt
Portage County

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

White Admiral

White Admiral

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

American Copper

American Copper

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

European Skipper

European Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 12

Christine Stanke

Location: Flume Rd. Rosholt
Portage County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

European Skipper

European Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

White Admiral

White Admiral

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 12

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Jun 13

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty Hwy T Rosholt
Portage County

We also had a surprise visit by a Black Bear at the bird feeder.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

American Copper

American Copper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jun 13

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Jun 13

Stan Rehm

Location: Curtis Prairie, UW Arboretum
Dane County

A pleasant 2-hour walk, but in view of the prime season and near-perfect weather and varied habitat available, the number of butterflies was disappointingly low.

Jun 13

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glenwood City
St. Croix County

Butterflies all observed in a Japanese Lilac tree in my yard.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 13

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road, 1/2 mile of Hwy 32
Oconto County

Milbert's was right where I saw one last year.

Jun 13

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Wildcat Mountain State Park
Vernon County

Up to 80 degrees. The 15th species (grass skipper) was seen too far away and too briefly to positively identify.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 13

Ryan Brady

Location: FR173 southwest of Clam Lake
Ashland County

Straddles the Sawyer County line...

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

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

Jun 13

Mike Reese

Location: Comstock Bog SNA
Marquette County

Saw the sundews with several sprites as prey

Linear-leaved Sundew

Linear-leaved Sundew

Jun 13

Mike Reese

Location: various locations in Spring Lake CE WBBAII Atlas block
Waushara County

incidental while doing breeding bird atlasing. My first robber fly with my iPhone

Laphria sericea/aktis

Laphria sericea/aktis

Jun 13

Rich Kahl

Location: Whitefish Dunes SP
Door County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

American Copper

American Copper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 14

Peg Skold

Location: My farm near Alma
Buffalo County

Feeding on chive blossoms .

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 14

Rory Williams

Location: Mt Morris County Park
Waushara County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

American Copper

American Copper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 14

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland suburban garden
Dane County

Several monarchs in the garden today. Saw two females laying eggs on milkweed at the same time, and a male and a female mating. This tattered female took a break to nectar on the alliums in the backyard.

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 14

Douglas Buege

Location: Jones Springs Area
Oconto County

The group shot shows 43 White Admirals in one view. Also I considered a new species, the Funereal Admiral, as the one guy was pretty beat up.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

White Admirals

White Admirals

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

White Admiral

White Admiral

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 14

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: South of Fifield
Price County

Found the Admirals on a gravel road in a wooded area.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 14

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty Hwy T Rosholt
Portage County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 14

Christine Stanke

Location: Flume Rd. Rosholt
Portage County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 14

Mike Reese

Location: various locations in Richford CE WBBAII Atlas block
Waushara County

I was hoping to take a photo of a Common Ringlet at the site where I first saw them in Waushara Co. last year. No luck.
Also saw a tiger swallowtail

Jun 14

Mike Reese

Location: various locations in Wautoma SW WBBAII Atlas block
Waushara County

Jun 15

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Jun 15

Mike Reese

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

Monarchs were nectaring on Staghorn Sumac. 5-7:00pm

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 15

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Jun 15

Pam Campbell

Location: Edgewater Road
Dunn County

Temps in the upper 80's with high humidity, so I didn't stay very long. I stopped to look for Hairstreaks. None were found. Also, one probable Azure.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 15

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer.
Milwaukee County

Jun 15

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jun 16

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Rd. Prairie Mequon
Ozaukee County

We also saw a "Blue".

Jun 16

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Throughout my yard in Stoughton, WI
Dane County

Very hot and humid day!

Jun 16

Christine Stanke

Location: Division Rd. Germantown
Washington County

Jun 16

Pamela Skaar

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

Jun 16

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County

Doing yard work most of the afternoon. The ninebark was in flower and really attracting the insects!! (1 black swallowtail never got a photo)
Bombus vagans seen on weiglia and vicia

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 16

Rich Kahl

Location: Rettenmund Prairie SNA, Black Earth
Dane County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 16

Jane Meredith

Location: Baraboo
Sauk County

This guy (or gal) landed on me at least 12 times. Before, and after a hail storm. It keeps coming back. I am crazy happy, but not sure what to do!

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 16

Peter Sveiks

Location: Town of Grand Chute
Outagamie County

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 16

Mike Reese

Location: various locations in Redgranite CE WBBAII Atlas block
Waushara County

My first Blanding's Turtle ever in Waushara County!

Blanding's Turtle

Blanding's Turtle

Jun 16

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: On the milkweed & daylilies in my backyard garden, Stoughton, WI
Dane County

This morning I watched a female monarch laying eggs on the milkweed I planted in my backyard. Took this photo while she was resting on a nearby daylily plant.

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 16

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

About 25 people attended this trip on a hot and humid day (80's). Photo (by Dorothy Legler) shows the star attraction: numerous Baltimore Checkerspots. We also found catapillars of Monarch and Black Swallowtail -- which brought the number of species to 19. Thanks to leader Ann Thering!

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 16

Sarah Kerr

Location: Sauk Prairie Recreation Park
Sauk County

Saw plenty of these lapping up minerals right in the middle of the old factory roads

Puddlers

Puddlers

Puddlers

Puddlers

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 17

Cynthia Bridge

Location: Kissick Alkaline Lake Bog SNA
Sawyer County

Butterflies were all seen in the grassy area on the SW side of the lake

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

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

Jun 17

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Coon Forks Cty Park
Eau Claire County

Partly CLoudy, very warm, in the Woods. I have never seen a Pepper and Salt Skipper before.

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Jun 17

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino wildlife area
Shawano County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 17

Mike Reese

Location: Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

While cleaning my tent outside my apartment in Two Rivers I was surprised to see this Common Buckeye, the first in the state this year.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 17

Matthew Rethaber

Location: Rethaber's Cow Pasture W291 County Rd. C Gleason
Lincoln County

8:08 AM Commonly seen near the stock tank. The soil in this area is overturned and disturbed.

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Jun 17

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara park Place, Madison
Dane County

Jun 17

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 17

Peter Thornquist

Location: Good Hope Island
Milwaukee County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jun 17

Daniel Jackson

Location: Coon Forks County Park near Augusta
Eau Claire County

Long Dash

Long Dash

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

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

Jun 17

Matthew Rethaber

Location: Sighted at the junction of Potato Lane and County Rd. C Gleason, WI
Lincoln County

10:04 AM Also Sighted on the Potato road and in Rethaber's pastures. Usually in the Potato Lane ditch

Jun 17

Matthew Rethaber

Location: Potato Lane
Lincoln County

Seen flying throughout the morning from 10 AM to 4 PM

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 17

Pam Campbell

Location: Lambs Creek
Dunn County

Another hot and humid day. There was also a flyby Tiger Swallowtail.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Jun 17

Brian Krawczyk

Location: Home
Walworth County

Being very territorial. Chasing birds from feeder.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 17

Amy Chamberlin

Location: 1100 Block Water St, Sauk City
Sauk County

I found what I believe to be a Hackberry Emperor nectaring for over an hour on an orange set out for our orioles. I did notice that there was a tiny white tip at the end of it's antennae.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 17

Jeanne Anderson

Location: Eagle River
Vilas County

My flower garden

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 17

Matthew Rethaber

Location: Cow Pasture, Juction of County Rd. C and Potato Lane
Lincoln County

Sighted before 10 AM

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 17

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Sandhill WA
Wood County

Cloudy, very warm (90 plus) and windy 2-5 pm.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jun 17

Paul Doxsee

Location: Stevens Point
Portage County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 18

Rich Kahl

Location: Arboretum Grady's Knoll Area
Dane County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 18

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer.
Milwaukee County

Jun 18

Janet Mueller

Location: Cornell Lake, town of Cleveland
Chippewa County

White Admiral, steady feeding after heavy rains yesterday.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 18

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Necedah WR
Juneau County

Late in the day (after 5 pm) everything on the road.

Jun 19

Janet Mueller

Location: Cornell Lake, Town of Cleveland
Chippewa County

Dragonflies and Eastern Commas abundant in early afternoon, then disappeared. The photos were taken on our raspberry bed.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 20

Rory Williams

Location: Public Hunting Ground Cty E (West Parking Area)
Green Lake County

Jun 20

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill WA
Wood County

Laphria divisor

Laphria divisor

Laphria sericea/aktis

Laphria sericea/aktis

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jun 20

Paul Doxsee

Location: Hartman Creek SP
Waupaca County

On Wild Lupine

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 20

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

European Skipper

European Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Yarrow Plume Moth

Yarrow Plume Moth

Jun 20

Janet Mueller

Location: Cornell Lake, Town of Cleveland
Chippewa County

White Admiral

White Admiral

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 20

Rory Williams

Location: Public Hunting Ground Cty E (East Parking Area)
Green Lake County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 20

Richard Setchell

Location: Town of Brookfield, Back Yard
Waukesha County

Sitting on patio and all of a sudden, there it was.
Poor picture as it wasn't around long.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 20

Rich Kahl

Location: Roads around and thru Ketchum Creek Pines SNA (CTH O and Smrekar)
Jackson County

White Admirals and Red-Spotted Purples everywhere along these roads. Many other species mixed in.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Laphria sacrator

Laphria sacrator

Grass-Pink

Grass-Pink

Dragon's-Mouth

Dragon's-Mouth

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

White Admiral

White Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 21

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: Just south of Fifield
Price County

Found in our front yard on a sunny day in the 70's.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 21

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 21

Rich Kahl

Location: Black River SF, Castle Mound Rd. roadside between Brockway and Wildcat Rds.
Jackson County

European skippers everywhere along roads (mostly nectaring on crown vetch, Ox-eye Daisies, bird's-foot trefoil, red clover). No other skipper types.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 21

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, 10 miles W of Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

About 80 degrees, breezy, gusty, intermittently sunny. Hackberry Emperors puddling on dirt drive and rising as many as a dozen at a time when disturbed. Commas also puddling or sunning. Fritillaries especially on Common Milkweed or Butterfly Weed.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 21

Beverly Paulan

Location: White River SWA
Green Lake County

Also saw a single Laphria divisor. Species were seen at several sites throughout the property.

Laphria divisor

Laphria divisor

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 21

Fred Dike

Location: private property near Wautoma
Waushara County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 21

Rich Kahl

Location: Bauer Brockway Barrens SNA
Jackson County

Laurie and I wandered about 1mi through the SNA - Many flowering puccoons, spiderworts, flowering spurges, harebells, two-flower cynthia, scattered butterfly milkweeds, a few morning glories (also crown vetch, bird's-foot treefoil, clovers near the roads). Few butterflies other than these. Completely overcast with occasional sprinkles, about 73 degrees, light winds.

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 21

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw caterpillars of Monarchs and Eastern Tiger Swallowtails

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 22

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer.
Milwaukee County

Jun 22

Judith Huf

Location: Klode Park, Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

65 degrees, sunny. About 2 pm. A strong wind off the lake pushed all the butterflies down into the clover where they were easy to photograph even with only an iPhone.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 22

Todd Sima

Location: LWR West of Avoca
Iowa County

Jun 22

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

We also saw a pair of nesting Killdeer and a Comma.

Killdeer

Killdeer

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

European Skipper

European Skipper

Meadowhawk sp.

Meadowhawk sp.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 22

Ryan Brady

Location: Smith Fire Lane west of Bayfield
Bayfield County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jun 22

Rich Kahl

Location: Deer Ln., 2mi W. of Hatfield
Jackson County

Very uncertain about the "Tawny-edged" : Last 2 pics!

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 22

Rich Kahl

Location: Castle Mound-Kling-Shales Rds., Black River SF
Jackson County

Need more bears in the north woods! 4 scat piles in road all covered with butterflies!

Northern Pearly-eye, Red-spotted Purple

Northern Pearly-eye, Red-spotted Purple

Long Dash

Long Dash

plume moth sp.

plume moth sp.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Northern Pearly-eye, Appalachian Brown

Northern Pearly-eye, Appalachian Brown

Northern Crescent, plume moth sp.

Northern Crescent, plume moth sp.

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 22

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton, Along WI River
Sauk County

Seen on River Bank, Grasses

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 22

Kristin Klingenmeyer

Location: Cty Road W, Baraboo
Sauk County

Feeding on common Milkweed.

Monarch

Monarch

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jun 22

Josh Quarfoot

Location: Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary hiking trails in Green Bay, WI
Brown County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 22

Richard André Rivard

Location: Erin Prairie Township
St. Croix County

Road side observations - 140th & 200th Avenue

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 23

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: our backyard in Madison
Dane County

Jun 23

Pamela Skaar

Location: Acewood Bike Trail, Madison
Dane County

noted while birding from 7:27 - 9:11, 1.6 miles. Arrowhead unfurling in the pond.

Jun 23

Sue Allie

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

This was at the edge of the lake at the Wehr Nature Center. Was difficult to capture photo due to flying between grass blades.

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 23

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Baxter Park, Madison
Dane County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 23

Pamela Skaar

Location: Cherokee Marsh - north unit
Dane County

Jun 23

Janet Barthel

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Butterfly Count led by Pat Fojut and Janet Barthel and around 30 volunteers fro 9-12 pm. We monitored around the building and then walked to the Fen.

Jun 23

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

While photographing flowers for our prairie plant inventory, I caught this Common Ringlet nectaring on some yarrow. I'm told this butterfly was only first sighted in Sauk County in 2017.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 23

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Cherokee Marsh in Madison
Dane County

Southern Wis Butterfly Association. The forecast was for cool and mostly cloudy, but on the day of the field trip it was 75 degrees+ and sunny! 28 participants. The rain from the week before had attracted butterflies to the gravel path. We had an exceptional show of butterflies! Comparing with the previous 7 years, this trip produced the highest number of individuals for Baltimore Checkerspot, Great Spangled Fritillary, Bronze Copper, Eyed Brown and Eastern Comma! To everyone's delight the Hackberry Emperors repeatedly landed on people! We saw 15 species. Photos by Gil Helland.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 23

Fred Dike

Location: Ice Age Trail Devils Lake St Pk
Sauk County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

European Skipper

European Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 23

Rory Williams

Location: Public Hunting Ground on Cty E (West Parking Area)
Green Lake County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jun 23

Rory Williams

Location: Public Hunting Ground on Cty E (East Parking Area)
Green Lake County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 23

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and County N
Waushara County

Jun 23

Jennifer Ambrose

Location: Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County

Jun 23

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Jun 23

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In my and my neighbor's yard, Stoughton, WI
Dane County

Jun 23

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 23

Tom and Betsy Kocourek

Location: Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

First photo of one from Wisconsin this year! MR

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 23

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Only a quick trip to see the rare Black-necked Stilt.

Black-necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilt

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Jun 23

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Lake Farm County Park
Dane County

I thought I would see more butterflies at the park today. Dozens of Virginia Ctenucha moths, though.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Virginia Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 23

Mike Reese, John Woodcock, Julie Woodcock

Location: Rokilio Bog
Manitowoc County

All Bog Coppers were males.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

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

Jun 23

Christine Stanke

Location: Division Rd. Germantown
Washington County

Jun 23

Dean Hansen

Location: St. Joseph Twp
St. Croix County

A single specimen seen perching on a leaf in our restored tall grass prairie.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 23

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also found 2 Black swallowtail caterpillars on Golden Alexanders

Jun 24

Daniel Jackson

Location: Spur Lake Road
Marinette County

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Jun 24

Daniel Jackson

Location: Spur Lake
Marinette County

Jun 24

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Mangan Woods, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 24

Daniel Jackson

Location: Lost Lake Campground
Florence County

Jun 24

Ed Buchs

Location: Rural Highway B West of Genoa City
Walworth County

Summer Spring Azure in native gardens - seen on a Prairie Sundrops (Oenothera perennials).

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 24

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve - Goodwin Rd. area
Manitowoc County

Jun 24

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: French Creek Wildlife Area
Columbia County

Always nice to see Tawny Emperors!

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jun 24

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Buena Vista
Portage County

Mostly along roads. One photo shows Great Spangled, Aphrodite and male Regal Fritillary gracing some scat. Aphrodite Fritillary was the most common butterfly! 82 degrees but sun eventually shut down. Buckeye a pleasant surprise.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Tri-fritca

Tri-fritca

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 24

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

This Monarch was our 15th eclosion this week. The first ones emerged on June 19, 4 days earlier than we've ever previously recorded.

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 24

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 24

Rich Kahl

Location: Rettenmund Prairie SNA
Dane County

Unexpected Tiger Moth (Cycnia inoptinatus) caterpillar feed only on milkweeds.

Unexpected Tiger Moth caterpillar

Unexpected Tiger Moth caterpillar

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jun 24

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard garden in Stoughton, WI
Dane County

Enjoyed watching two Cabbage White butterflies fluttering around me while working in my garden this afternoon.

Jun 24

Pamela Skaar

Location: Turke + Gary Lanes in Watertown CE WBBA2 block
Jefferson County

Fields are still wet.There were 4 white females of the 229 Clouded Sulphurs observed along Turke Lane. Karl Legler believes that butterflies can wait a few day to eclose if the weather is bad. There were at least 4 rainy days in a row before 6/24.

Jun 24

Jim Kinderman

Location: Field off Kaufman Rd near Co. E
Winnebago County

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

American Snout

American Snout

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

Jun 24

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Botanical Gardens, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

Jun 24

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 24

Ed Buchs

Location: Genoa City - South of town in prairie area
Walworth County

Seen while walking through prairie just south of Genoa City Wisconsin.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 24

Ed Buchs

Location: West of Genoa City
Walworth County

Monarch seen visiting my milkweeds plants. First of the year.

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 25

Christine Stanke

Location: Fellenz Woods in West Bend
Washington County

Jun 25

Edgar Spalding

Location: UW-Madison campus, edge of Muir wods
Dane County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 25

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton
Sauk County

in moist woodland area above WI River Tributary

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 25

Ricki Bishop

Location: Gault Valley Rd
Richland County

Partly cloudy day 75 degrees, gravel road. Lots of butterflies on gravel.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Jun 25

Joan Vennie

Location: Dunlap Hollow Road
Dane County

I was excited to see quite a few Baltimore Checkerspots where I found caterpillars a few weeks ago.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 25

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton
Sauk County

Moist Woodland above the WI River Tributary System. Two of the butterflies are in very rough condition.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 25

Joan Vennie

Location: Parking lot off Hwy 78
Dane County

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jun 25

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

We also saw 5+ Commas that zipped by. We saw what we believe is a Fox Snake and were excited to see three Baltimore Checkerspots.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Long Dash

Long Dash

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Jun 26

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

This is the first Monarch that we raised from an egg.

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 26

John Dixon

Location: Pine River bridge at Jones Dam Rd.
Forest County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

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

Jun 27

Daniel Jackson

Location: Lost Lake Campground
Florence County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 27

Daniel Jackson

Location: Spur Lake Road
Marinette County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

★ = New county photo record

Jun 27

Charlene Nitke

Location: Appleton at Peabody Park
Outagamie County

Saw a Red Admiral today in a parking lot. It was interested in something that was on the blacktop. It was behind our car so we watched it rather than interrupt its visit.
Took a picture and looked it up when we got home. Beautiful! I would have loved to get more pictures but it wouldn't open its wings until the end and then snapped a picture and it flew away!
I'm on Facebook as Charlene Taylor Nitke, I just posted about it!

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 27

Rich Kahl

Location: Spring Green Preserve SNA
Sauk County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Dark Phase.

American Copper

American Copper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

American Copper

American Copper

Jun 27

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 27

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland Habitat Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jun 27

Sarah Kerr

Location: Industrial park in Waukesha
Waukesha County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 27

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunville SWA
Dunn County

Seen while birding WI BB Atlas block Meridean CW. An overcast day. Also a plain brown skipper, probably Dun. (Bird of the day- Nesting Bell's vireos!)

Bell's Vireo

Bell's Vireo

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 27

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland suburban garden
Dane County

Lots of monarch caterpillars on milkweed now (I'm not including caterpillar #s here). Also, a female left more eggs today. One of the monarchs I saw was one I released. The red admiral was content basking in a spot of late-day sun.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Jun 27

Halley Minser

Location: Martin's Woods, Big Bend
Waukesha County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 27

Beverly Paulan

Location: White River Marsh SWA
Green Lake County

Partly sunny, hot and humid. More Baltimore checkerspots than I could count.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jun 27

Fred Dike

Location: private property in northern part of county near Augusta
Eau Claire County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Jun 28

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Throughout my yard in Stoughton, WI
Dane County

Jun 28

Rory Williams

Location: Horicon Marsh Kayak Put In
Dodge County

My daughter got a great picture of the Baltimore in the parking area, while I was in the kayak - I have yet to see a Baltimore in the wild

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 28

Rich Kahl

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy - Tim's Hill Area
Dane County

Jun 28

Judith Huf

Location: My garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 28

Fred Dike

Location: Beaver Creek Preserve
Eau Claire County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Mustard White

Mustard White

Jun 28

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

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

Jun 28

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Froemming Park
Milwaukee County

I also saw 2 unknown skippers.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 28

Robert Bruss

Location: 2 miles east of City of Wausau in Town of Wausau
Marathon County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 28

Mike Reese

Location: Wautoma NE CE WBBAII block
Waushara County

Incidental while atlasing

Jun 28

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 29

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 29

Rich Kahl

Location: Odana Hills Golf Course at end of parking lot, Madison.
Dane County

This site (about 1/4 acre) has dense common milkweeds, about 12 butterfly milkweeds, native sunflowers and blazing stars. Many monarchs flitting around chasing but never landing long enough for a good photo. Many dragonflies - E. Amberwing among several other species.
Marcel Wuethrich got the golf course and city of Madison to support his efforts to restore a small prairie at this site - it's still a real work in progress.

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 29

Robert Bruss

Location: 2 miles E of City of Wausau in Town of Wausau
Marathon County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mustard White

Mustard White

Mustard White

Mustard White

Mustard White

Mustard White

Mustard White

Mustard White

Jun 29

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton
Sauk County

Found in WI River Woodland area

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 29

Mike Reese

Location: Comstock Bog SNA
Marquette County

Jun 29

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr nature center
Milwaukee County

8 am - 10:30 am, humidity high, temperature climbing above 90 degrees later this afternoon

Jun 29

Sarah Kerr

Location: Menomonee Falls business park
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 29

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Jun 29

Pamela Skaar

Location: Meier Road, Madison
Dane County

7:40 - 8:18, 309 miles. red clover blooming

Jun 29

Mike Reese

Location: Wautoma NE CE WBBAII
Waushara County

Incidental while atlasing

Jun 29

Mike Reese

Location: Wautoma SW WBBAII block
Waushara County

Incidental while atlasing. My 1st Northern Broken-Dash of the year.

Jun 30

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

These are my personal sightings for the 4th of July Butterfly Count. Not as many people showed up as usual and we broke off early (only worked 3 hours) because of the intense heat and humidity. I was working with Matthew Drollinger in two areas which were almost all prairie.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 30

Pat Fojut

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

hot and humid, 9:30 am - 12:30 am
sedge meadow and hilltop prairie
these were butterflies I observed, not a complete list for the count.

Jun 30

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Latham Peak State Park Butterfly Garden
Waukesha County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 30

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Yard at friend's house on the west side of Madison
Dane County

Jun 30

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Bender Park
Milwaukee County

There were lots of butterflies out this morning. I got out early and made it until 10am and called it day. Going to try again tomorrow morning. Best day so far this year.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 30

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 30

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Rd.
Ozaukee County

Jun 30

Ann Thering

Location: My garden
Dane County

Observed during a brief walk to and from the compost bin. The Little Yellow was very fresh.

Jun 30

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Park Place, Madison
Dane County

very windy with lots of wave action breaking over the rocks. This male swallowtail was observed fighting the wind to nectar at the point where the Yahara River meets Lake Monona.

Jun 30

Pamela Skaar

Location: W5401-W5425 Cty Road CW, Emmet
Dodge County

red clover and bird's foot trefoil blooming.

Jun 30

Pamela Skaar

Location: County Hwy SC between Gary and Cty CW
Jefferson County

Cattails pollinating. Lots of mowing going on.

Jun 30

Samantha Brown

Location: Keshena
Menominee County

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

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