Butterfly sightings for July 2018

Jul 1

Rich Kahl

Location: Ice-Age Trail Jct. Area S. by Badger Soccor Fields
Dane County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 1

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland Wildlife Area
Portage County

3 hours. 76-82 degrees F, 15% sun. We saw more than 1,015 Aphrodite Fritillaries in the 1st two hours; then the weather declined drastically and butterfly activity stopped. 60% of the Aphrodites were found along roads, and 40% on the 5 walking surveys in the grassland we did. Only 1 of the 5 surveys was in a unit that we expect to be good for Regal Fritillaries, but we found Regals in all 5 units.

Jul 1

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino wildlife area Mcdonald road dike
Shawano County

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 1

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

The Red Admiral and 1 Monarch were depositing eggs

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 1

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Bender Park
Milwaukee County

Not as many as Saturday morning, but still a good variety.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Monarch

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

European Skipper

European Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 1

Pamela Skaar

Location: Danbarry in Watertown CE WBBA2 block
Dodge County

Monarch was laying eggs on milkweed. Tiger swallowtail nectaring on Bouncing Bet.

Jul 1

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Rockdale/Cam Rock Trail
Dane County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 1

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Property near Buffalo Lake
Marquette County

Monarchs were depositing eggs. Skippers were nectaring on Motherwort, and some skippers were mating.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 1

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 1

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton
Sauk County

On WI River Bank

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 1

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Our yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Jul 1

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Hot and humid, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Jul 2

Rich Kahl

Location: Snapper Prairie SNA, off CTH G, 5mi N of Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

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

Jul 2

Rory Williams

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

First Baltimore of my life!! Three in the parking lot while I got my boots on, then no more sightings.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

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

Jul 2

Rory Williams

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

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 2

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and County N
Waushara County

Jul 2

Mud Lake NABA Count

Location: within15 mile diameter circle centered on Mud Lake WA.
Columbia County

Six counters. The 30th annual count. Temperature from 69 to 86 degrees. Sunny. 36 species. (We have not yet received the count from Audubon's Goose Pond.) Photo of Viceroy and Bronze Copper by Jim Otto. Others by Karl Legler. Large concentration of Clouded Sulphurs. Monarchs at nearly double the highest previous count in the 30 years. But otherwise, butterflying seemed overall somewhat slow.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 2

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Small prairie area near bank parking lot, east side of Madison
Dane County

Jul 2

Richard André Rivard

Location: Erin Prairie Township
St. Croix County

Observation at 140th & 200th Avenue

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 2

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Beautiful sunny and milder.

Jul 2

Brooke Gilley

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Prairie and Oak Savanna in starting to bloom.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 2

Mike Reese

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Seven mated pairs of Monarchs. My first Orange Sulphur of the year.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

crab spider

crab spider

Atomosia puella

Atomosia puella

Jul 2

K. Java

Location: W Beede Lake Trail Road-western Polk Co.
Polk County

I was driving down a back gravel road and came to an area about 2 blocks long that was filled with Clouded Sulphurs. It was like driving in a fairyland. I hadn't seen this many in years and my count is probably conservative.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Jul 2

Ron Arnold

Location: NABA Sandhill/Seneca count
Wood County

462 individuals with 36 species.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

White-tailed deer

White-tailed deer

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 2

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 2

Kate Redmond

Location: Waubedonia Park, on the west side of Fredonia
Ozaukee County

a dragonfly trip turned up an unexpected butterfly.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

★ = New county photo record

Jul 2

Rich Kahl

Location: Audubon Faville Grove East Prairies, off CTH G, 4mi N of Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 3

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 3

Dennis Higgins

Location: Green Bay
Brown County

Jul 3

Bryan Kluth

Location: Presque Isle, WI
Vilas County

-Observed in my front yard which is surrounded by woods and on a lake.

Jul 3

Judith Huf

Location: WE Grasslands, St. Francis
Milwaukee County

Warm and sunny. Wonderful to see so much Milkweed at this small urban prairie.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 3

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

micro moth on lichen

micro moth on lichen

bluets laying eggs

bluets laying eggs

bluets laying eggs

bluets laying eggs

White-marked Tussock Moth caterpillar

White-marked Tussock Moth caterpillar

Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher

Monarch

Monarch

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 3

Gerry Lee

Location: back yard, Bogey Ave., city of Eau Claire
Eau Claire County

I fist saw it on watermelon that I had set out. Then it landed on the deck railing.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jul 4

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, east of Newburg
Ozaukee County

trail through the prairie to the ephemeral pond and swamp boardwalk.

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 4

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail
Manitowoc County

Jul 4

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Black Earth Prarie
Dane County

The Bronze Copper was seen at Swamp Lovers outing (Dane County) with the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association's fieldtrip. Very Hot and windy day

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 4

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens, Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

These gardens are just off the Mariners Trail. They have lots of nectar sources but few butterflies today.

Jul 4

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 4

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland suburban garden
Dane County

Happy to see a Black Swallowtail--perhaps attracted to the dill I planted for them to lay eggs. I'm seeing at least one Monarch each day now, but I have milkweed species planted in many spots.

Jul 4

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glenwood City, WI
St. Croix County

6:30pm late afternoon sighting feeding on milk weed in my back yard in Glenwood City.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Jul 4

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard and flower garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Jul 4

Jeremy Meyer

Location: My yard
Milwaukee County

Jul 4

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Swamp-Lovers Preserve
Dane County

Southern Wis Butterfly Association annual 4th of July field trip. This is a private Preserve. Weather alert because hot and high humidity. Led by Tod Highsmith and Karl and Dorothy Legler. 25 participants. We found 14 species of butterfly (with 3 Hairstreaks) and 12 dragonflies.

Jul 4

Pamela Skaar

Location: 2535 Daniels, Madison (was Fiskars site)
Dane County

recent construction/grading has resulted in the loss of some forb areas next to the pond.

Jul 5

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 5

Stan Rehm

Location: Quarry Ridge park, Fitchrona Road
Dane County

The Tawny was a lifer for me, but otherwise the count was disappointingly low for a hot sunny midsummer day.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 5

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

I've seen several of these American Ladies on the prairie.

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 5

Sandy Schelthelm

Location: Rural property south of Marshall on Hwy 73.
Dane County

I was so happy it flew from the milkweed to the grass which allowed me to get the top view shot.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 5

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glenwood City, WI
St. Croix County

Back yard

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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

Jul 5

Pam Campbell

Location: Lake Menomin Park
Dunn County

Sunny, breezy, upper 70's. All before noon.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Jul 5

Mary Johns

Location: in my back yard in Marinette
Marinette County

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

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

Jul 5

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Backyard garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Around 5 p.m. I saw 3 Monarchs in my backyard. Two flew off and one started sipping nectar from the milkweed flowers in my garden. It wouldn't stay still long enough for me to get a photo, so I sat on a chair near there to watch. Soon the monarch started flying, circulating around me and coming very close. Then it went back to the milkweed, then back to flying around me. Really neat!

Jul 5

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center/Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 5

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

2:30 pm - 3:30 PM viewing butterfly weed and wild quinine plants.
unidentified hairstreak
unidentified skipper, maybe Delaware skipper
Wasp Mantidfly
1 first instar Monarch caterpillar

Jul 5

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Froemming Park
Milwaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 6

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland Wildlife Area
Portage County

9 1/3 hours. 65-83 degrees F, 100% sun. We surveyed sixteen 0.5 mile walking transects, including 15 of our 24 Regal Fritillary long-term monitoring units here. 95% of the butterflies listed here were found on transects, and 5% were found along the road. Nearly every unit broke its record high for Aphrodite Fritillaries, and this total count is probably our highest in a day anywhere. More than 96% of the Regal Fritillaries we saw were males.

Jul 6

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny and mild. Happy to see better numbers of Monarchs than last year. Also seen today: several Ctenucha virginica moths.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 6

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 6

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 6

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 6

Mike Reese

Location: Saxeville CE WBBAII Block
Waushara County

Incidental while atlasing

Jul 6

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

The monarchs and Swallowtail were both laying eggs. Yeah!

Jul 6

Mike Reese, Tom Schultz

Location: Puchyan Prairie SNA
Green Lake County

14 additional large fritillaries

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Brown-belted Bumble Bee

Brown-belted Bumble Bee

Jul 6

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

This butterfly was resting on the ground and not nectaring.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 6

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Monarch

Monarch

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 6

Douglas Buege

Location: Northern Oconto County Count
Oconto County

4th Annual Oconto Count. No Red Admirals, American Coppers or Eyed Browns, nor Hobomoks or Silvery Checkerspots. The latter two were common a few weeks ago.

Weather--full sun, 64 degrees F at 9am, warmed to 82 by 1pm. Thanks to Nicole Shutt and her USFS crew for making this possible.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Green Comma

Green Comma

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 7

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 7

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton
Sauk County

Very Unsure of ID...found in moist prairie, WI River Bank, on American Germander

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 7

Judith Huf

Location: Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Walking around today in the Village, I was pleased to see good numbers of Monarchs. Quite a few people are planting Milkweed, both the common and the orange ones. Besides private house gardens, I found Milkweed growing in a library garden, next to the front door of a church, and in the alley behind a women's club.

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 7

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd. Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 7

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 7

Peter Sveiks

Location: Bubolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

great span

great span

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 7

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie
Sauk County

I found this, what I believe to be a northern crescent resting on an unknown, non-flowering prairie plant.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 7

Mike Reese

Location: Wild Rose CE WBBAII block
Waushara County

Incidental sightings while doing breeding bird atlasing

Jul 7

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: McKee Farms Park, Fitchburg
Dane County

Jul 7

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Saukville
Ozaukee County

The Gorgone Checkerspot is was a lifer for me.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jul 7

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 7

SWBA Field Trip, 21 participants

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

It was a good day for the field trip. We were too spread out to get accurate numbers, so this is mainly a listing of the species seen. There was also a sighting of an unidentified Tiger Swallowtail. After the field trip ended at Sandhill, several of us traveled to a bog along Seneca Road in the town of Cranmoor where the Bog Copper was found. A special highlight of the trip unrelated to butterflies was finding a set of Bobcat tracks, which was a first for many of the participants. Thank you to Lester Doyle for supplying the photos of Acadian and Coral Hairstreaks, Aphrodite, Appalachian Brown, Bog Copper, Dun and Peck's Skippers, Karner Blue and the Milkweed gathering. The Bobcat track photo is by Ron Arnold, special thanks to Emily Thurber for spotting them.

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Bobcat track

Bobcat track

Dion Skipper, Two-spotted Skipper, Acadian Hairstreak

Dion Skipper, Two-spotted Skipper, Acadian Hairstreak

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 7

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Horicon Marsh Auto Tour
Fond du Lac County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 7

Pamela Skaar

Location: Watertown CE WBBA2 block
Jefferson County

9:11 - 10:28

Jul 8

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Community Pool
Ozaukee County

Jul 8

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland
Ozaukee County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 8

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino wildlife area
Shawano County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Jul 8

Aaron Carlson

Location: Snapper Prairie
Jefferson County

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jul 8

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center/Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 8

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland suburban garden
Dane County

Monarchs were nectaring on various flowers in bloom, and laying eggs on milkweed (I didn't get photos of the egg-laying, but my milkweed has many eggs on it). I saw Monarchs at least 10 times--all day in various spots around the garden--could have been the same ones (saw two at the same time), but impossible to tell.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 8

Josh Quarfoot

Location: Barkhaussen Waterfowl Preserve
Brown County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 8

Mike Reese

Location: Richford CE WBBAII Block
Waushara County

Incidental with doing breeding bird atlasing

Henslow's Sparrow

Henslow's Sparrow

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 8

Joan Rickert

Location: Pershing Wild Life Area, western edge of Taylor County
Taylor County

Jul 8

Christine Stanke

Location: N. Wauwatosa Rd. Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 8

Janice Hatt

Location: City of La Crosse
La Crosse County

Backyard garden.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 8

SWBA Madison NABA Count

Location: Within 15 mile diameter circle centered on Madison.
Dane County

This was the 28th annual Madison NABA Count. 5 observers in 2 parties spent 6.3 hours finding 168 individuals of 23 species. Harvester was new to the count. Tawny Emperor hadn't been seen for 7 years. Coral Hairstreak had highest count ever. Edward's Hairstreak bounced back from none last year to 16 this year. Encouragingly Monarchs had their 2nd highest number in the 28 years!

Jul 8

Heather Hynes

Location: Janesville, La Prairie township
Rock County

Hickory Hairstreak found on milkweed in flower garden 7/8/18.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

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

Jul 8

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 8

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Fox Prairie School's prairie area, Stoughton
Dane County

Also saw some beautiful dragonflies.

Jul 8

Todd Sima

Location: Avoca Prairie from Hay Lane
Iowa County

Hay Lane is now open, so I took a drive out in the prairie but there are very few flowers. In two weeks it should be a loaded with flowers.

Jul 8

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: In Wisconsin within 7.5 mile radius of Dubuque.
Grant County

This was the Wisconsin portion of the Dubuque NABA butterfly count. 5 hours. Up to 82 degrees, sunny. Only 14 species and 61 individuals, about 60% of the average for the 14 previous years. Habitat loss and dryness.

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Jul 8

Pamela Skaar

Location: UW Arboretum - Grady Tract
Dane County

Jul 9

Douglas Buege

Location: Perrot State Park
Trempealeau County

Jul 9

Brooke Gilley

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Found near our parking lot at Wehr Nature Center. Resting on Leafcup.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 9

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Temps near 80 and headed up. All seen before 11am.

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

little glassy

little glassy

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 9

Judith Huf

Location: Milwaukee County Grounds
Milwaukee County

10am, 80 degrees and sunny, wind out of the west at 12mph. Oddly enough, I saw my first Mourning Cloak of the year. Usually I see them in the woods in early spring, not in mid-summer right in the middle of a hot path through the prairie.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 9

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and County N
Waushara County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 9

Rory Williams

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

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

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

Jul 9

Todd Sima

Location: Lower Wisconsin River
Grant County

These were incidental sightings while I was doing bird bath videos. I have had a fantastic year with rare birds. While I was sitting out there today, I had a Juvi male Blue Grosbeak show up. Watching it take a bath on Wisconsin soil was a Hoot and a first time for me. The King Rail pictures are from back in May but the pair are still out there clicking/calling.

Special Note: The Lone Rock Bridge will be Closed Starting July 16th through August. Anyone going to the Avoca / Naba butterfly count will need to cross at Spring Green or Muscoda.

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

King Rail

King Rail

King Rail

King Rail

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Orchard Oriole

Orchard Oriole

Orchard Oriole

Orchard Oriole

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Jul 9

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 9

Rory Williams

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

American Copper

American Copper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 9

Douglas Buege

Location: Near Tenney Park, my backyard
Dane County

Finally a Question Mark has come to visit my hops.

Jul 9

Heather Hynes

Location: Janesville, La Prairie township
Rock County

Mid afternoon. Found on milkweed in my flower garden. Had a visitor 7/8/18 as well. I’m not sure if this is the same Hickory Hairstreak or a different one all together. They were in the same area of the garden.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jul 10

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 10

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard near my milkweed patch in Stoughton
Dane County

Watched two monarchs in an aerial courtship dance.

Jul 10

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Near my backyard milkweed patch in Stoughton
Dane County

Watched two monarchs in an aerial courtship dance.

Jul 10

Deb Loiselle

Location: Eau Claire
Eau Claire County

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 10

Paul Doxsee

Location: Stevens Point
Portage County

On Anise Hyssop

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 10

Judith Huf

Location: Falk Park
Milwaukee County

about 9-11 am, warm and sunny. Mosquitos and ticks were abundant.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Brown sp.

Brown sp.

Jul 10

Rory Williams

Location: Bubolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

First Peck's Skipper for me in Wisconsin

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 10

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

I found this butterly nectaring on a common milkweed

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jul 10

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail
Manitowoc County

Seen while walking

Jul 10

Trempealeau NABA Count

Location: Within 15 mile diameter circle that includes Perrot State Park and Trempealeau NWR
Trempealeau County

29th annual Butterfly Count for the North American Butterfly Association. 13 observers. 12 party-hours. 292 individuals of 38 species. Gray Copper and Gorgone Checkerspot are Special Concern. Variegated Fritillary is only the count's 3rd record. Giant Swallowtail is 4th record and Juniper Hairstreak is count's 5th record. Monarch had highest numbers of the 29 years!

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jul 11

Marcie O'Connor, Kathy Barylski, Karl Legler, Dorothy Legler, Mike Reese

Location: Gilmanton NABA count
Buffalo County

The Juniper Hairstreak was new for the count. Also 2 anglewings. The Juniper Hairstreak photo was taken by Marcie O'Connor

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

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

Jul 11

Christine Stanke

Location: Virmond Park in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 11

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My flower garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Jul 11

Christine Stanke

Location: Our neighborhood in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 11

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: UW Arboretum's WI Native Plant Garden in Madison
Dane County

Beautiful area full of native wildflowers. Saw several other butterflies besides monarchs, but they wouldn't stay still long enough to ID.

Jul 11

Mitch Stary

Location: New Richmond south side
St. Croix County

Feeding on dianthus.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 11

Jodi Sweere

Location: Ader's Creek, Hilbert, Calumet, Wisconsin
Calumet County

Several individuals in this area

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Jul 11

Jodi Sweere

Location: West edge of Brillion Wildlife Conservation area off north Irish Road.
Calumet County

Nectaring on butterfly milkweed

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 11

Rory Williams

Location: My Backyard in Neenah
Winnebago County

Butterfly flew into yard during our dinner and I took the picture on the hedge. It did not survive the evening with the baby chickadees. I took what was left and got the pictures on the white paper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

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

Jul 11

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Vernon Marsh
Waukesha County

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

eastern com

eastern com

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 12

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 12

Rory Williams

Location: Oakfield Ledge SNA
Fond du Lac County

Highlight of trip was a peregrine falcon hunting a great egret. VERY dry at this venue

Jul 12

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Forest Road 102, Wausaukee
Marinette County

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jul 13

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: CTH W about 8mi W of Crivitz
Marinette County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

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

Jul 13

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Dell L, about 15 mi W of Crivitz on CTH W and 0.75mi N
Oconto County

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jul 13

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Library
Milwaukee County

Jul 13

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton
Sauk County

Observed on Black Eyed Susan's in yard

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 14

Mike Reese

Location: Willow Rd. and Price County Rd.
Oneida County

Only four reports of Little Yellows this year, all in the southern third of the state, so to find it in Oneida Co. in northern WI was quite surprising. The White Admiral photo is one for the over-the-hill collection.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Tri-colored Bumble Bee

Tri-colored Bumble Bee

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jul 14

Muffy Barrett

Location: Bluestem Farm
Sauk County

This Little Yellow must have blown in with yesterday's storms, and isn't likely to stay since I only have one plant of senna on the farm. Doubtless there are also grass skippers, some swallowtails, hairstreaks, azures, cabbage whites and clouded sulphurs out there but this guy and some Monarchs were all I really noticed. I saw a Baltimore yesterday, so it may still be there someplace.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

★ = New county photo record

Jul 14

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Janesville Rotary Botanical Garden
Rock County

Warm, humid, overcast following a heavy rain

Jul 14

Derek Opgenorth

Location: County Road Q, 1/2 mile north of I-94
Jefferson County

Several in my driveway and back yard.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 14

Paul Doxsee

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

On Rudbeckia

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 14

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 14

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Jul 14

Mike Reese

Location: Edgar CE WBBAII block
Marathon County

incidental sightings while doing breeding bird atlasing

Jul 15

Mike Reese

Location: Milan CE WBBAII block
Marathon County

incidental sightings while doing breeding bird atlasing

Jul 15

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail
Manitowoc County

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 15

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Old Hwy 38 about 2-3mi S of Amberg
Marinette County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 15

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 15

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Saw these in the morning while picking beans.

Jul 15

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My flower garden in Stoughton.
Dane County

Monarch was flitting from one milkweed plant to the next, then stopped on my cone flowers to sip nectar.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 15

Pam Campbell

Location: Lambs Creek
Dunn County

Hot and humid, partly cloudy by noon. Nice to see GOOD numbers of Monarchs in the past weeks. Many eggs and small cats on the milkweed.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 15

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Sauk City Canoe landing
Sauk County

This is a Diogmites misellus (two separate specimens) that Mike mentioned today. The first was rather large and the other about half the size. I found it on July 8 and the smaller one on July 15. They disappear very rapidly in tall grass so I have only a one shot deal to get the picture. After initial sighting for the day I could not relocate them.

Diogmites misellus

Diogmites misellus

Diogmites misellus

Diogmites misellus

Jul 15

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 15

Joan Braune

Location: our front yard in Madison
Dane County

nectarine on swamp milkweed

Jul 15

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Jul 15

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Aztalan State Park south prairie
Jefferson County

Jul 16

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Thunder Mt Barrens, SE of Bucks Ranch and LaFave Rds, about 10mi E of Lakewood
Oconto County

We were traveling many back roads visiting SNAs in Marinette and Oconto Co. July 12-16. Apparent "Explosion" of Dun Skippers virtually everywhere - hundreds!!!
Several clusters of Himmelman's Plume Moth - Geina tenuidactylus

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Himmelman's Plume Moth

Himmelman's Plume Moth

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak, Dun Skipper

Coral Hairstreak, Dun Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 16

Pamela Skaar

Location: Golf Course pond on EM
Dodge County

10:35 - 11:14

Jul 16

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Milkweed in my backyard, Stoughton
Dane County

Watched three monarchs in my backyard this morning, one sipping nectar from milkweed flowers and two in an aerial courtship dance.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 16

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton
Sauk County

Sandy Shoreline of WI River sand island

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 16

Terri Schlater

Location: Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

Incidental siting while walking in our District Recreational & Educational Facility on Tower Road.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 16

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 16

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Resting on an unidentified prairie plant

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 16

Mike Reese

Location: Sauk City Canoe Launch area
Sauk County

Mark E. Johnson found Diogmites misellus, a species of robber fly new to the state at this location. I went looking for this species and found this one in the same genus that I had only seen in Grant County.

Diogmites platypterus

Diogmites platypterus

Jul 16

Justin Nooker

Location: Green Bay DNR Service Center
Brown County

photo taken by Joe Henry

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jul 16

Justin Nooker

Location: Green Bay DNR Service Center
Brown County

photo taken by Joe Henry

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 16

Pamela Skaar

Location: Hudson Park neighborhood, Madison
Dane County

10:15 - 11:00 walking my dog 1.3 miles

Jul 16

Justin Nooker

Location: GB DNR Service Center
Brown County

photo taken by Joe Henry

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jul 17

Gerry Lee

Location: Residential front yard, south side of Eau Claire
Eau Claire County

Feeding on bee balm

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 17

Kim Lawler

Location: West edge of Spring Valley, near meadow across from Golf course
Pierce County

Giant Swallowtail appeared on red verbena in my large floral container next to the porch. Slight breeze. Warm , sunny day mid 80’s. It was not shy. Stayed a long while, circling back to land again by me.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 17

Heidi Cox

Location: Back yard
Dane County

We planted milkweed last year and also have a lot of monarch caterpillars.

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 17

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Menards garden center
Rock County

Fun to see butterflies while shopping at the Menards garden center this morning.

Jul 17

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Our backyard garden area, Stoughton
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 17

Alon Coppens

Location: Boyd Park Prairie
Eau Claire County

Alternating between sun and clouds, mostly calm, lower 70°s. The "Prairie is a reclamation of an old parking lot, used by the Uniroyal Tire Factory and then for snow removal, so environmentally "challenged". It is now planted with a variety of native forbs and grasses.
Besides butterflies as below, Snowberry Clearwings were out in numbers (14 counted).
Field Milkweed is done here. Butterflies mostly on Monarda (fistulosa). Monarchs mostly on Butterfly Weed.
Personal note to Mike: The P cresphontes Cat I collected on June 25 (I think) eclosed this past weekend, having been kept inside at around 70°. I released it yesterday and it flew away. This period of enclosure coincides very well with the dip in seasonal sightings logged on your page. I guess it's assumed that the second flight peak consists mostly of individuals that developed up here?

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 17

Mike Reese

Location: Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

incidental while taking a walk in Two Rivers.

Jul 17

April Stanke

Location: In Our Yard In Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 17

April Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland In Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 17

Northern Kettle Moraine NABA Count

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest
Fond du Lac County

22nd annual Northern Kettle Moraine Count. 6 people observed for 7 hours and found 318 individuals of 34 species. Red-spotted Purple, Northern Pearly-eye, Black Swallowtail and Dun Skipper had highest count of the 22 years. Giant Swallowtail was only the 2nd record. Acadian Hairstreak was the 5th record. (Black-tipped Darner should be a county record.) We finished with the annual ice-cream cones!

Black-tipped Darner

Black-tipped Darner

Black-tipped Darner

Black-tipped Darner

Black Dash

Black Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

★ = New county photo record

Jul 18

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and County N
Waushara County

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Jul 18

April Stanke

Location: Villa Grove Park In Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 18

Rory Williams

Location: Public Hunting Ground on Cty E (west parking area)
Green Lake County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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

Jul 18

Mary Koldeway

Location: Burlington, WI
Racine County

Recently I found several Black Swallowtail caterpillars and purchased parsley plants to feed them. This morning the Banded Hairstreak was on top of the plants.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Jul 18

April Stanke

Location: Thiensville Village Park
Ozaukee County

Jul 18

Heather Hawley

Location: Poynette
Columbia County

Male Northern Crescent on garden Coreopsis

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 18

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 18

Rory Williams

Location: Public Hunting Ground on Cty E (east parking area)
Green Lake County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

★ = New county photo record

Jul 18

Mike Reese

Location: Wautoma NE CE WBBAII block
Waushara County

Incidental while doing breeding bird atlasing

Jul 19

Mark Janssen

Location: Town of Schleswig
Manitowoc County

I saw A pair of Giant Swallowtails that appeared to be mating.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 19

Brooke Gilley

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Two Hickory Hairstreaks were spiraling around each other. I am assuming it was two males. One ended up landing nearby to where I was standing. I was able to get some photos of it and then later on confirm what I was seeing.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

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

Jul 19

Joan Braune

Location: my backyard in Madison
Dane County

Jul 19

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake Mills our in town backyard
Jefferson County

Four large Monarch caterpillars on our lone swamp milkweed plant.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 19

April Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Library
Milwaukee County

I also saw a blue.

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Jul 19

April Stanke

Location: Our Yard In Brown Deer
Ozaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 19

D Nussbaum

Location: Our property
Waupaca County

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Jul 19

Rory Williams

Location: Mascoutin Trail starting outside Fond du lac
Fond du Lac County

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Viceroy

Viceroy

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 20

Rose Tiegs

Location: Newport State park
Door County

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 20

April Stanke

Location: In Our Yard In Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Rain on and off.

Jul 21

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Mostly cloudy and rainy all day, but did get some short periods of sun!

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 21

SWBA Shea Prairie field trip

Location: Shea Prairie
Iowa County

60% rain forecast was wrong! We had great sunny weather for this morning field trip. Led by Douglas Buege and Rich Henderson. 20 species. Nice view of Regal Fritillaries!

Jul 21

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield Township
Walworth County

Viceroy seen on Rattlesnake Master

Viceroy

Viceroy

★ = New county photo record

Jul 21

Gretchen Bruffett-Rozeboom

Location: 1-1/2 miles west of Roberts, off Highway 12
St. Croix County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 21

Beth Mittermaier

Location: Germantown
Washington County

Nectaring and taunting me in my backyard

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 21

Jolene Haight

Location: Marshfield
Wood County

Found on sidewalk at Menards

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jul 21

Patty Henry

Location: north side of the city of Eau Claire
Eau Claire County

Hackberry Emperor was resting on my windshield this morning.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jul 21

April Stanke

Location: In Our Yard In Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 21

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center/Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Jul 21

Mike Reese, Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Observed while doing a dragonfly count.

Black Dash

Black Dash

Confused Haploa

Confused Haploa

Purple-fringed Orchid

Purple-fringed Orchid

Jul 21

Rory Williams

Location: Water retention pond on Bruce St Neenah WI
Winnebago County

Between rainstorms I see these butterflies while doing a bumble bee count

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 21

Richard André Rivard

Location: Somerset Township, East Farmington
St. Croix County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 22

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

In my garden

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 22

Mike Reese

Location: Oconto Falls South CE WBBAII block
Oconto County

incidental while doing breeding bird atlasing

Red-spotted Admiral caterpillar

Red-spotted Admiral caterpillar

Jul 22

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw 2 Hummingbird clearwing moths and 2 Widow Skimmers

Jul 22

Mike Reese

Location: Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

seen while taking a walk

Jul 22

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In my yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Jul 22

Ginny Nelson

Location: Middleton residential yard
Dane County

These were seen incidentally while doing yard work.

Jul 22

Alon Coppens

Location: towwn of Wheaton North (right) bank of the Chippewa
Chippewa County

Sat around a campfire from 8a to 3p. Campground savanna-like but with tall oaks, lindens and others. Temps mid sixties to mid seventies. In addition to logged butterflies, 3 Monarch larvae within ten feet of the campfire (spotted from chair).

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 22

April Stanke

Location: In Our Yard In Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 22

Alex Harman

Location: Various sites, including the Ridges Sanctuary, private land near Ridges, and Newport State Park
Door County

In addition, saw many (75+) Hine's Emeralds on the private land, as well as 1 Cicindelidia punctulata, 10-15 Ellipsoptera macra, 25-25 Cicindela hirticollis rhodensis, and 15-20 C. repanda at Newport State Park (this is the first record of E. macra along the western coast of Lake Michigan). Searched extensively for Dorcas Copper at Ridges, but with no success. Additional Browns and many grass skippers were seen, but left unidentified (although I'm working on some of the skippers).

Jul 22

Kim Lawler

Location: West edge of Spring Valley, sw of Golf Course
Pierce County

70’s, pcloudy , on my Tiger Lily by front door nectaring for over an hour, other’s in our meadow, caterpillar on Milkweed by Van Buren Rd.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 22

Denestiney Mcallister

Location: Necedah, Wisconsin
Juneau County

Two blue butterflies flying around on property close to Yellow River boat launch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 22

Jodi Sweere

Location: Hilbert
Calumet County

On the lawn near the village pond at the end of north 12th street

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 22

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Bradford Beach/ North Point
Milwaukee County

Jul 22

Rory Williams

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

seen while gardening. Giant swallowtail was pollinating vegetables in the garden.

Jul 22

Rob Adams

Location: Green Bay (Botanical Garden)
Brown County

late afternoon. Sunday July 22, 2018. Green Bay Botanical Garden

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 23

Grant Stevens

Location: my backyard, Cedarburg WI
Ozaukee County

I haven't seen an American snout in awhile! It was on a hydrangea tree.

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 23

Holly Bartholmai

Location: Town of Beaver Dam, Hickory Spring Rd
Dodge County

Two butterflies seen on the underside of leaves in a restored prairie . The outer wings looked like light colored leaves. The inside in browns with light orange squares and some spots near the wing edge. I did not get to see the whole open wing. Antenna are visible on lower butterfly and coming out from leaves of upper one.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 23

Cynthia Bridge

Location: Kahl Rd. east of Black Earth
Dane County

Limited time/energy so area was not thoroughly search. Probable Question Mark seen. Could not get photo. Also a few of either Northern or Pearl Crescents. Went to this spot primarily to see if Juniper Hairstreaks were present and they were!

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jul 23

Kari Santas

Location: Beloit, Town of Turtle
Rock County

Seemed to enjoy the pine trees.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 23

Maddie Collins

Location: Madison
Dane County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 23

April Stanke

Location: In Our Yard In Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 23

Ann Thering

Location: My garden
Dane County

Jul 23

Edgar Spalding

Location: wooded pond on the south side of Old Middleton Road, near the boundary between Madison and Middleton. The property is technically a Madison park but no name is posted.
Dane County

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 23

Rory Williams

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

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jul 23

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and County N
Waushara County

Jul 23

Rory Williams

Location: Public hunting ground on cty E (west parking area)
Green Lake County

One really worn comma, other four were very fresh

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 24

Halley Minser

Location: Slinger, home garden
Washington County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 24

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Butterflies observed while doing the bird nest-box check. 9am to 11am. Sunny, temps in the high 70s. Also a pretty Snowberry Clearwing Moth posed nicely for me.

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 24

Mike Reese

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

14 mated pairs of Monarchs. On July 2 I did the same route and counted 69 Monarchs with 7 mated pairs. I might have missed some skippers for sure because I was looking up for the Monarchs.

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Ruby Meadowhawk

Ruby Meadowhawk

Jul 24

Ryan Brady

Location: FR173/176 near 46.082155, -90.917711
Ashland County

Lots of knapweed and nectaring bees at the intersection but a 15-minute check yielded no other C. Branded Skippers.

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 24

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: In Wisconsin but within 7.5 miles of Dubuque.
Grant County

We had seen the Juniper Hairstreak here two weeks ago. Nice to see a few Little Yellows. 8 species.

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Jul 24

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Hazel Green Treatment Plant and surrounding roads.
Lafayette County

Sunny. Great to see the American Snout! 16 species.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 24

Lois Clasen

Location: Morraine gardens in the area of the greenhouses south of Plymouth
Sheboygan County

This was the first Giant Swallowtail I had ever seen. To busy watching it to take pictures. Made my day!

Jul 24

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton
Sauk County

Cabbage White on American Germander on WI River Tributary bank

Jul 24

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton
Sauk County

Found on WI River Tributary shoreline..they were sharing mud flat space and most likely hiding from the dragonflies...

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 24

Heather Hawley

Location: Backyard of my Poynette home
Columbia County

Sunny, warm 81 degrees, late afternoon feeding on a Stargazer lily

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 24

Deb Baumbach

Location: In my flower garden, Appleton WI
Outagamie County

Noticed this butterfly and it stayed long enough for me to get several photos. It was mid afternoon and I saw another later in the day that seemed smaller, but the same type. First I have noticed them in the flower bed.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 24

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Warm, sunny with low humidity. My first Snout of the year. Monarch was depositing eggs on Swamp Milkweed.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

American Snout

American Snout

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 24

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Many of these nectaring on various prairie flowers.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 24

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Lake Kegonsa State Park
Dane County

All sighted along the path circling the park's restored prairie. The Common Wood-Nymphs were everywhere, and many were mating. Surprised to see so many Monarchs, too. On Sunday, we saw a Giant Swallowtail at the same park, but I didn't see any today.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 24

C L Gleason

Location: Green Bay
Brown County

In my yard among my cone flowers, there were many of these lovely butterflies.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 24

Andrew Johnston

Location: Wauwatosa
Milwaukee County

We started our garden last year. I can now finally confirm Monarchs. They've all been settling on the purple cone flowers.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 25

Jeremy Meyer

Location: My yard, Franklin
Milwaukee County

Jul 25

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

White Admiral

White Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Question Mark

Question Mark

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Question Mark

Question Mark

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 25

Ann Thering

Location: Stewart Lake County Park
Dane County

Jul 25

Darleen Horman

Location: yard in Allenton
Washington County

Jul 25

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My flower garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Went out this morning to pick Japanese beetles off my flowers and raspberry bushes, and instead had fun watching all the butterflies.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 25

Pamela Willis

Location: My native prairie garden at my home in Springville Twp.
Adams County

7/25/18 Hayfields just south of me were mowed in early morning, by late morning and then all day there were Hundreds of Clouded Sulfers on my prairie gardens. Also many monarchs , swallow tails and frittilaries

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 25

David Czoschke

Location: South of Manitowoc Dock near lakeshore
Manitowoc County

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

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

Jul 25

Mike Reese

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

Lyre-tipped Spreadwing

Lyre-tipped Spreadwing

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Swamp Milkweed, white form

Swamp Milkweed, white form

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Jul 25

Deb Baumbach

Location: My flower garden, Appleton WI
Outagamie County

Butterflies are loving the echinacea these past few days. I have seen an Eastern Tiger the past few days but got to snap a picture today. You can see the Red Admiral and the swallowtail together in one photo.

Red Admiral, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 25

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: McKee Farms Park, Fitchburg
Dane County

9:00-9:40 am, mid-70s, sunny. Cabbage whites everywhere.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 25

April Stanke

Location: In Our Yard In Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Clearwing sp.

Clearwing sp.

Clearwing sp.

Clearwing sp.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 26

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Saw the Black Swallowtail out of the corner of my eye while watering my flowers. Barely had to time to grab my camera and get a photo before he flew away.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 26

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc.
Manitowoc County

On a zinnia in my garden

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 26

April Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 26

Todd Sima

Location: The Top of Baxters Ridge
Grant County

I hiked the full length of the top of Baxters Ridge from west to east and back looking for the Sedge Wrens. I found 20+ Sedge Wrens and some Henslow's Sparrows.

Henslow's Sparrow

Henslow's Sparrow

Jul 26

Rory Williams

Location: High Cliff State Park - south side
Calumet County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 26

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

My first Atomosia puella in Manitowoc County. It was one of three species of robber flies on the same bench. I had never seen a Monarch dive head first into a Day Lily before but got this photo of it with my cellphone.

Machimus notatus

Machimus notatus

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Atomosia puella

Atomosia puella

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 26

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Our back yard

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 26

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Five Monarchs eclosed this morning and flew away by noon. About 20 chrysalises pending and maybe 50 cats busy eating.

I've been delinquent in reporting them. We have had 1-4 Monarchs in our yard every day for the past 4-6 weeks - probably related to the 300 or so milkweed plants in the garden and yard.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 26

Ann Thering

Location: My garden
Dane County

Ambush bugs are more abundant than usual in my yard. In the last couple of days, they have captured two Peck's skippers, a Cabbage White, a Brown-belted Bumble Bee, and no doubt many other bugs. In fact, one grabbed a Red-Spotted Purple while I was photographing it! The hairstreak and voracious predator were photographed in Iowa County the day before.

Hickory Hairstreak, Ambush Bug

Hickory Hairstreak, Ambush Bug

Jul 27

Dorothy Legler

Location: The Bruce Company Garden Center in Middleton
Dane County

I was looking at plants at the Garden Center and saw an American Snout. The Snouts are coming! The Snouts are coming! (I hope.)

Jul 27

Neal Cavanaugh

Location: Town of Eagle
Waukesha County

Restored woodland on my property.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 27

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield Township
Walworth County

Visiting my native gardens - seen on Purple Cone flower.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 27

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield Township
Walworth County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 27

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 27

Patricia Schmid

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jul 27

Kris McNally Meyer

Location: Yard. Whitewater, Wi
Walworth County

I've seen an increase this summer in Monarchs, swallowtails, whites and sulphurs in my yard this year.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 27

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Jul 27

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 28

Jeremy Meyer

Location: South Milwaukee, friend's house
Milwaukee County

Jul 28

Rory Williams

Location: Winnebago County Park
Winnebago County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 28

Jodi Sweere

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Off the road below Lime Kiln trail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 28

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Roche A Cri State Park, Turkey Vulture Trail
Adams County

10 am park naturalist butterfly hike

Jul 28

Halley Minser

Location: Slinger - home garden
Washington County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 28

Pam Skaar, Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

It was a perfect butterflying day!

Jul 28

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Buckhorn State Park Barrens Nature Trail
Juneau County

1 pm park naturalist butterfly hike
Ten Dun Skippers together on one clump of Monarda

Jul 28

April Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 28

Melissa Daubner

Location: Spring Lake, Neshkoro WI
Waushara County

Jul 28

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw a Hummingbird Clearwing moth and Brown-belted bumble bee

Jul 28

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 28

Jodi Sweere

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Off the road below the Lime Kiln trail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 28

Peter Fissel & Pat Ready

Location: Kahl Rd., off Hwy 14 west of Cross Plains
Dane County

Finally got my nemesis - Juniper Hairstreak! Pat Ready spotted it on Queen Anne's lace and got a few photos.

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jul 28

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

On a coneflower in the garden. Sunny morning.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 28

Terri Schlater

Location: Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

Incidental sighting on our church district's Recreational & Educational Facilities on Tower Road.

Monarch

Monarch

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 28

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: Just south of Fifield on the South Fork
Price County

In our front yard on a warm sunny day.

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Jul 28

Kari Santas

Location: West end of Pelishek Tiffany trail in Clinton
Rock County

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Jul 28

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida Home
Outagamie County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 28

Barbara Ament

Location: 2125 54th St., Somerset, WI
St. Croix County

Saw for the first time 2 Giant Swallowtails eating nectar from my Phlox flowers. Have great pictures of them!!!

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 28

Mike Reese

Location: Mud Lake Wildlife Area
Door County

Historical site for Dorcas Coppers

Long Dash

Long Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Jul 28

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

Seen during a hike at Owl Fest

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 28

Fred Dike

Location: Necedah Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jul 29

Christina Matta

Location: Cross Plains, Hickory Hill Ice Age Trail Segment
Dane County

Multiple Giant Swallowtails on rudbeckia at trailhead near gate.

Jul 29

Melissa Daubner

Location: Spring Lake, Neshkoro WI
Waushara County

found in my yard

Jul 29

Maureen Burke

Location: Near Mauston, WI
Juneau County

Jul 29

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

In my garden

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 29

Joel Trick

Location: Town of Cooperstown
Manitowoc County

All seen in my yard today

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

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

Jul 29

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 29

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Watertown
Jefferson County

Small planting of purple coneflowers by the outdoor eating area in front of Culvers. Build it and they will come.

Jul 29

Anna M. Krause

Location: North Freedom, WI my backyard, 1/2 block from a mash area
Sauk County

Was very interested in my Echinacea purpurea/Purple coneflower. Also observed that this specimen was tattered.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 29

April Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 29

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Meandering walk around the prairie today found 4 new previously undocumented species on Moely today.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Viceroy

Viceroy

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 29

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Sauk Prairie Recreation Area
Sauk County

First time we've been to the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant. Great place for butterfly sightings--they were plentiful!

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 29

Judith Huf

Location: Klode Park and my house, Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Another sunny day. I thought I would just enjoy my garden and neighborhood instead of venturing out into more exotic locales.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Jul 29

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Naga-Waukee Park in Hartland
Waukesha County

Incidental sighting of these butterflies while attending a family reunion

Jul 29

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

I walked east from the Interpretive Center through the prairies to Blue Heron Pond.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 29

Cynthia Bridge

Location: Emmons Creek Barrens SNA
Portage County

Most butterflies were found in the NE corner of the barrens off of Emmons Creek Rd. The count of Karner Melissa Blues is conservative. There were likely more. All butterflies in the barrens other than the Red-spotted Purples which were on Emmons Creek Rd.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 29

Gerry Clausen

Location: Sauk City
Sauk County

Observed in a backyard native garden.It was on Joe-pye Weed.

Jul 29

Scott and Ann Swengel

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

1:34 hours. We found 32 and 90 Common Branded Skippers, respectively, at two patches: a grassland north of Namakagon Trail 0.5 miles east of the Snake Trail/Forest Road 691; and an opening down a short trail going NE from The Snake Trail, 0.65 miles north of Namakagon Trail. The 1st site's count is well below its record high, but the 2nd site's count (90) is approximately equal to the highest we've gotten there. We found 74 Common Branded Skippers along the Snake Trail in the first 1.15 miles north of its junction with Namakagon Trail. This is 5 times as high as many skippers we get in a high year along the road, and brought our total CB Skipper count to the highest we have seen in one day.

Jul 29

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Looking for Promachus fitchii for about 45 minutes

Promachus vertebratus

Promachus vertebratus

Jul 29

Mike Reese

Location: Dawson Prairie, Green Lake Conference Center
Green Lake County

Jul 29

Fred Dike

Location: Devils Lake State Park
Sauk County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 30

Todd Sima

Location: Baxters Ridge
Grant County

I went back to Baxters Ridge for the Sedge Wrens but had a real adventure. First when you walk down the trail through the corn there are over twenty wacked out GMO Corn cobs growing right out of the Tassel. This is Private corn growing on Public land managed by the DNR. How does your corn flakes taste?

Next, when I walked fifty yards out into the prairie, I walked right into a Timber Rattlesnake. That rattle was really buzzing and this was the first time seeing one on the top of the ridge. They still give me the willies.

While watching one small area where the DNR has killed some of the small trees and created a perfect birding habitat I noticed a Cicada on one of the dead trees. Then another and another, with a total of nine being seen. What were these Cicadas doing? They were laying eggs! Seeing them all Laying Eggs was a first for me and I shot plenty of video of them. The DNR killed the trees for the birds but the Cicadas are taking advantage of them too.

This property if the finest complete ecosystem that I have seen created by the DNR. The flora extends for the entire property and is very diverse both in types of plants and the sizes plants. The only thing still needed is to mow the trail both on top and along the tree line. It is too rough going for young children and the elderly right now and this property should be shared with them too.

Henslow's Sparrow

Henslow's Sparrow

Sedge Wren

Sedge Wren

Cicada sp.

Cicada sp.

Cicada sp. laying eggs

Cicada sp. laying eggs

Timber Rattler

Timber Rattler

Corn

Corn

Corn

Corn

Jul 30

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny 69 degrees.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 30

Richard André Rivard

Location: Eau Galle Reservoir, Spring Valley, Wisconsin
St. Croix County

Observations near north side boat landing & along trail.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Jul 30

April Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Library
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 30

Joel Trick

Location: Town of Cooperstown
Manitowoc County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 30

Fred Dike

Location: Lima Bog SNA
Rock County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 30

April Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 30

Kari Santas

Location: County road X near Hart Road
Rock County

This beautiful butterfly seemed to be mugging for the camera.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 30

April Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 30

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Sunny morning in my garden

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 30

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton
Sauk County

Seen on American Germander on bank of WI river tributary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 30

Heather Hawley

Location: Backyard garden in Poynette
Columbia County

Sunny early afternoon, 79 degrees with a slight breeze. Nectaring on Echinacea, right hind wing mostly gone.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 30

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: NW Walking Iron Co. Park
Dane County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 30

Mark Dohring

Location: Greendale, wi
Milwaukee County

Video taped the silver spotted skipper right on a hanging basket of flowers right in front of the house. If you would like to see a short video of the skipper search YouTube and type in Silver-spotted Skipper and choose the video by Mark Dohring really got some nice close up with my IPhone

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 30

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In my yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Jul 31

Joel Trick

Location: Town of Cooperstown
Manitowoc County

Probably the same Giant swallowtail again.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

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

Jul 31

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Finally saw my first Painted Ladies this season

Jul 31

Mike Reese

Location: Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County

Satyr Comma

Satyr Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Jul 31

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and County N
Waushara County

Jul 31

Sven Almgren

Location: Sheboygan
Sheboygan County

Sat on a Teucrium hyrcanicum (Purple Tail) in our garden.

Jul 31

April Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 31

Rory Williams

Location: Public Hunting Ground on Cty E east parking area
Green Lake County

High species count, especially considering that the weather was cloudy and threatened rain for the first third of the path

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Question Mark

Question Mark

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

American Copper

American Copper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jul 31

Jonathan Knopp

Location: Fox Point
Milwaukee County

Giant Swallowtail, Papilio cresphontes, flying over backyard flower garden with mostly purple cone flowers. First time in 50 years!

Jul 31

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Sunny, humid, about 75 degrees

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 31

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station in my backyard
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 31

Katie Tuchalski

Location: Reedsburg/Dellona
Sauk County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 31

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

First Fiery Skipper of the year! (MR)

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 31

Susan L Robertson

Location: Hobart WI off centennial blvd on the trail
Outagamie County

The butterfly was on the walking trail through the woods about 4:10pm on July 31 and was on a milk weed plant.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 31

Allison D. Clark

Location: Cashton
Monroe County

Pretty butterfly on my milkweed in the front yard. I won't ever get rid of my milkweed.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 31

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland backyard garden
Dane County

I've been seeing multiple Monarchs in the garden every day since mid-June. One male seems to be patrolling the flower garden, where I have three species of Milkweed planted, along with numerous nectar sources. Today, two were mating (attached) while two others were "dancing" below them.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 31

Rory Williams

Location: Public Hunting Grounds on Cty E west parking area
Green Lake County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Monarch

Monarch

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown