Butterfly sightings for August 2018

Aug 1

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Prairie area at Fox Prairie Elementary School in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny breezy warm day. Also saw lots of bees and dragonflies.

Aug 1

Joel Trick

Location: Town of Cooperstown
Manitowoc County

All in our prairie and flower beds.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 1

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield Township
Walworth County

Giant Swallowtail visiting my Joe Pye Weed.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 1

Stan Rehm

Location: Ice Age Trail, Verona segment
Dane County

Only a 40-minute hike, but a rather disappointing count for a warm sunny August day. On the home front we have what looks like a miniature Monarch in the works. The two chrysalises on the right in the photo are the same distance from the camera, but the left one is less than half the volume of the right one. The cat was also tiny and formed a tiny J. Otherwise looks normal re color and configuration.

Monarch chrysalises

Monarch chrysalises

Aug 1

Lisa J. Cihlar

Location: Private residence on Trail Rd in Brodhead. Can be seen from rd.
Green County

Aug 1

Darleen Horman

Location: West Bend, Rolfs Ave
Washington County

Seen while outside on lunch break

Aug 1

Peggy Kures

Location: Janesville
Rock County

Had a visit from a big Swallowtail in my Butterfly friendly back yard.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 1

April Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 1

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

In my garden on a coneflower.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 1

Jeremy Meyer

Location: My yard, Franklin
Milwaukee County

I was leaving my house for work this morning (5:30am) and a fresh, new Red-spotted Purple was sitting on my screen door. I went back into the house grabbed my camera and took a bunch of photos. I got it on my finger and put it on the flowers. It was gone when I got home. Picture is from my phone, off the screen of the camera.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 1

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Curtis Prairie, UW Arb, Madison
Dane County

Aug 1

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton
Sauk County

Found on Thicket Creeper in woodland edge...

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Aug 1

Anne Karpfinger

Location: Town of Delafield
Waukesha County

Spotted in our backyard. Close to lake nagawicka and flying around pine trees.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 1

Bob Ring

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

First Giant Swallowtail I've seen this far north.

Aug 2

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Aug 2

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Lake Park, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Spotted 1 Hummingbird Moth on Wild Bergamot

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 2

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station in my backyard
Milwaukee County

Watched 2 Monarchs mating, but could not get a camera shot due to location

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 2

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield Township
Walworth County

Seen visiting my Joe Pye Weed flowers.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 2

Sven Almgren

Location: Sheboygan
Sheboygan County

They were in my garden at: Mexican Sunflower, Mexican Milkweed, Zinnias, Common Milkweed, Canna Lilies and Cosmos

Aug 2

Lorraine Melsheimer

Location: East Knapp St
Milwaukee County

Two butterfly bushes were planted this year in front of our building. Monarchs have visited several times this summer. I have also seen them on the purple coneflowers by the boys and girls club on 6th and Galena as well as the Wisconsin visitor center on 6th and Wisconsin Ave.

Aug 2

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Ice Age Trail Jct Area just S of CTH PD, W Madison
Dane County

Monarchs mostly on Showy Blazing-Star (Liatris ligulistylis) in this prairie restoration.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 2

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Urban Ecology Center,Riverside
Milwaukee County

Was monitoring the rain gardens in the parking lot at Urban Ecology Center, Riverside for like 30 minutes.

Monarch

Monarch

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 2

Judith Huf

Location: Whitefish Bay Library Garden
Milwaukee County

Just stopped off while visiting the library for a new book. Had only my cell phone for a camera.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 2

Pam Newman

Location: Janesville, WI
Rock County

Sitting on my porch and this butterfly flew around our large cedar tree as if searching for a place to land. Then it did and is still here hanging from the tree and it blends in extremely well. We live in the older part of the city where there are many mature trees and landscapes.

Aug 2

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 2

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail
Manitowoc County

Aug 2

Lorraine Melsheimer

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

I was on my way to work this afternoon when I saw this butterfly on the side walk near Knapp Street and Prospect here in Milwaukee on the east side.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 3

Emily Wyland

Location: Crystal Cave Park Prairie
Pierce County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

★ = New county photo record

Aug 3

Sven Almgren

Location: Sheboygan
Sheboygan County

In my yard. The Tigers did not stay long. The Monarchs seems to stay all day long svinging themselves between the plants, sometimes playing with each other. Same goes with the Cabbage Whites.

Aug 3

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton - 10 miles west of Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

No camera or phone today, everything in twos: Monarchs on Milkweed flowers. Late instar (5th, I think, but still eating) Monarch cats on Milkweed plants. Giant Swallowtails and Tiger Swallowtails in Knapweed patch.

Aug 3

Ryan Brady

Location: FR173 southwest of Clam Lake
Ashland County

All the White Admirals were very fresh.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

★ = New county photo record

Aug 3

Judith Huf

Location: Falk Park, Oak Creek
Milwaukee County

77 degrees, sunny, lots of wildflowers in the meadows. After seeing my first Giant Swallowtail of the year, I saw two more. One of the "punctuation" butterflies flew past, but I was unable to tell whether it was a Comma or a Question Mark. Also several clear wing moths, Hummingbird and Snowberry.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 3

Emily Wyland

Location: Spring Valley, WI
Pierce County

In a restoration prairie

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 3

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening on a cool, foggy morning

Aug 3

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Lower Yahara River Trail @ Lake Farm County Park
Dane County

Took a quick hike through the prairie area. Blooms are beautiful right now. Liatris, Rattlesnake Master, and Swamp Milkweed popular with the butterflies. Silphiums are blooming, too.

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 3

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield Township
Walworth County

Monarch seen on Red Milkweed in my native gardens. Very busy monarch year - much stronger population than previous years. Seems to be a good year.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 3

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield Township
Walworth County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 3

Heather Hawley

Location: Home garden in Poynette
Columbia County

Warm, partly sunny, late afternoon, and 79 degrees

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 3

Lorie Schaalma

Location: Town of Rutland
Dane County

They love my purple coneflowers.

Aug 4

SWBA field trip to Avoca Wildlife Area

Location: SWBA field trip to Avoca WA
Iowa County

All photos by Lester Doyle except for Giant Swallowtail on Swamp Milkweed by Mike Reese

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Fragile Forktail

Fragile Forktail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 4

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Falk Park
Milwaukee County

Aug 4

Halley Minser

Location: Slinger
Washington County

American Lady

American Lady

Aug 4

Richard André Rivard

Location: Clifton Hollow Area, County Rd F, Clifton Township
Pierce County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 4

Pam Skaar, Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Field of whorled milkweed across the road from north entrance of Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

There are acres of whorled milkweed in bloom. We only observed from the road since it is private property, but it seemed to be a butterfly heaven. These are conservative numbers.

Aug 4

Pam Skaar, Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

A great butterfly day!

Aug 4

Evan Miller

Location: Red Trail in Kinnickinnic State Park near River Falls
Pierce County

Spotted only the one in a prairie on the East end of Kinnickinnic State Park's Red Trail near a number (at least 4) of Monarchs following a rainstorm in mid to late afternoon.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 4

The Kim Family

Location: Stone Bank, Okauchee lake, front yard
Waukesha County

Feeding from our Zinnias.

Monarch

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 4

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 4

Rory Williams

Location: Horicon Wildlife Refuge
Dodge County

Very good species count. Combined bird watching and biking, but the butterflies turned out the most successful. Started the day with the Giant Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 4

Sven Almgren

Location: Sheboygan
Sheboygan County

In our Cup plant

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 4

D Nussbaum

Location: Our Property
Waupaca County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Meadowhawk sp.

Meadowhawk sp.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 4

D Nussbaum

Location: Colic Slough Road
Waupaca County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 4

Rebecca Brown

Location: Village of Denmark
Brown County

Red Admiral feeding on grape jelly

Aug 4

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Small prairie garden (planted by Laurie) in her mom's front yard, about 6mi WNW of West Bend
Washington County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 4

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

At least 30 large fritillaries but only saw 12 sitting and close enough for certain ID. Most monarchs on Showy Blazing-Star (Liatris ligulistylis). Hummingbird Moth (Hemaris thysbe) nectaring at a Lesser Purple Fringed Orchid (Platanthera psycodes).

Lesser Purple Fringed Orchid

Lesser Purple Fringed Orchid

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 4

Heather Hawley

Location: Home in Poynette
Columbia County

Warm, humid 85 degree day with a breeze. Found resting under our garage gutter and then inside our garage.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 4

Jay and Cole Mueller

Location: Madison
Dane County

On leaves of an apple tree

Aug 4

Sue Meyer

Location: Pleasant Valley township, Stonebrook Ridge subdivision
Eau Claire County

Observed several minutes around 9:00 a.m. feeding on bee balm. They then landed and sat still. I then realized these were butterflies, not large hummingbirds.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 4

Sylvia Barbarich

Location: Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area, Northern Rd.
Dodge County

This is the 19th sighting of this species in Wisconsin where it was first found in 2002. (Mike Reese)

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

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

Aug 4

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: From Gotham to Blue River
Richland County

Two hours (8 - 10 a.m.) on same day as the SWBA Lower Wisconsin Riverway field trip. Only we looked on north side of Wisconsin River. 13 species.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 4

Peggy Kures

Location: Janesville
Rock County

Black swallowtail drying her wings just after emerging from chrysalis.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 4

Judith Huf

Location: my garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

I spent the morning in my own backyard reading. Every once in a while, I looked up as my eye was attracted to movement, and there was another great butterfly. The most amazing sighting: a new female Monarch whose wings were still wet and had just emerged from a chrysalis that I had not noticed although it was in a flower pot full of orange milkweed and zinnias. I have got to pay more attention. Also saw a Snowberry Clearwing and a Hummingbird moth.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

empty chrysalis

empty chrysalis

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 5

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glenwood City
St. Croix County

Observation at home backyard birdfeeder - 3:20pm.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 5

Rory Williams

Location: Bruce Ct Neenah
Winnebago County

Incidental while in our backyard

Aug 5

Darleen Horman

Location: Mindoro Park
La Crosse County

Aug 5

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Franklin, Dad's house
Milwaukee County

Aug 5

Paul Doxsee

Location: Hull
Portage County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 5

Judith Huf

Location: Whitefish Bay Library Garden
Milwaukee County

very hot and sunny. Went out to test my new little point and shoot camera, a Panosonic Lumix. I was very happy with its performance.

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 5

Lawrence Tabak

Location: Muralt Prairie
Green County

Aug 5

Kate Redmond

Location: Waubedonia Park between Fredonia and Waubeka
Ozaukee County

I walked along the river between the boat launch on the west and the foot bridge on the east. Nice Osprey flyover.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 5

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

In my garden

Aug 5

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Small prairie garden (planted by Laurie in her mom's front yard) about 6mi WNW of West Bend
Washington County

Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) nectaring at Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Aug 5

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake District Preserve, Hwy A, Town of Oakland
Jefferson County

Best unguided butterfly walk ever for us. Had never seen more than one Viceroy at a time. We needed to watch our step on certain parts of the trail so as to not walk on the numerous crescents.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Question Mark

Question Mark

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Monarch  caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Aug 5

Guido LaMoto

Location: rural Lyndon Station
Sauk County

Aug 5

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake Mills, backyard
Jefferson County

Got home from a butterfly walk and .... more butterflies.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 6

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

My husband spotted it on a liatris in our garden

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 6

Jim Otto

Location: Lapinski Kitze Prairie at Madison Audubon's Goose Pond Sanctuary
Columbia County

In early afternoon I hiked the trail around the northern portion of the Lipinski Kitze Prairie at Madison Audubon's Goose Pond Sanctuary. I saw many Monarchs, especially where the Meadow Blazing Star (Liatris ligulistyis) is beginning to bloom.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 6

Richard André Rivard

Location: Erin Prairie Township
St. Croix County

Observation at 140th Ave & 200th St - 6:40pm

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 6

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland suburban garden
Dane County

It was a good butterfly day. I saw others, but they didn't get close enough for me to ID them. Saw male and female Monarch adults. Many Monarch caterpillars and eggs on the milkweed, too.

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Aug 6

Kelly Sauvage Angel

Location: Capital City Trail through the Atwood and Willy Street sections of Madison
Dane County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 6

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Near 80 degrees, mostly cloudy and humid. All between 12 and 1pm.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 6

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Second year that I've had this species in my yard.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Aug 6

Veronica Ocampo

Location: City of MIlwaukee
Milwaukee County

This was in my backyard, around 11:30 AM just as I finished watering my lawn. I have seen very few monarchs in the last two days, compared to the two previous days. Yesterday, there was an abundance of black wasps.

Aug 6

Susan L Robertson

Location: Off Centennial Blvd
Outagamie County

Several feeding on the underbrush along the woods trails

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 6

Shannon Lynn

Location: Town of Winneconne, west side
Wood County

Came up to me sitting on my porch.

Aug 6

Brenda Wenzel

Location: 4321 East maple lane. In one of our flower gardens
Rock County

Had landed on our gas plant in one of our flower gardens

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 7

Tricia Maederer

Location: Brookfield
Waukesha County

Aug 7

Tim Kim

Location: Okauchee lake yard
Waukesha County

Monarch

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 7

Rory Williams

Location: Devil's River Recreational Trail
Manitowoc County

The best "find" of the day was a sphinx moth. I thought it was a hummingbird but when it came around the monarda into view it was a sphinx with a large red area on the bottom of the thorax. I was so shocked, that I went on observing and forgot to take the picture

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 7

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton
Chippewa County

75 degrees, calm, muggy, densely overcast with light drizzle. There's a seasonal lull in native flowers until goldenrod comes in fully so knapweed is quite popular now. Also seen: several unidentified satyrs flying low and fast. One White-lined Sphinx. One large Monarch caterpillar and lots of evidence of others. Last photo - Prickly Ash with red berries.

Prickly Ash, host plant of the Giant Swallowtail

Prickly Ash, host plant of the Giant Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

White-lined Sphinx

White-lined Sphinx

Monarch

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 7

Pat Fojut

Location: Cedarburg Bog, public SNA
Ozaukee County

walked to walt lake, plenty of deer flies

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Aug 7

Jay Watson

Location: Chambers Island
Door County

Chambers Island Bio Blitz
Covered a large area of the island on bike. Main areas by the dock, air strip and dunes/beach, base line rd, sandy point.
70F, overcast still see shadow, light breeze

White Admiral

White Admiral

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 8

Pam Campbell

Location: Wetland on 430th Ave.
Dunn County

My last stop for the day. Hot, humid and breezy.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 8

Pat Fojut

Location: Oak Leaf Trail and W. Beloit Road
Milwaukee County

A sedge meadow on the Oak Leaf bike trail.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aug 8

Pam Campbell

Location: Old Elk Lake
Dunn County

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Aug 8

Kelly Sauvage Angel

Location: Lake Kegonsa State Park
Dane County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 8

Pam Campbell

Location: Lyndale Road ponds
Dunn County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aug 8

Sarah Jacoby

Location: In my yard
Washington County

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 8

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail
Manitowoc County

Aug 8

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Also saw a Hummingbird Clearwing and a Ruby-throated Hummingbird nectaring on Salvia.

Aug 8

Jodi Sweere

Location: Ader's Creek restoration area, east of Hilbert.
Calumet County

In the field (north) across the road from the public parking.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 8

Rory Williams

Location: Lynden Sculpture Garden
Milwaukee County

Went to Milwaukee to watch the
Brewers and checked out the Sculpture Gardens for a couple hours. The gardens had a high concentration of butterflies

Aug 8

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Avoca WA
Iowa County

Had other commitments in West Bend Area this past weekend but had been planning a trip here for Cardinal flowers and other wildflowers. Spent most of our time along gravel lane up to the overflow crossing (where we saw most of these butterflies) then did a short loop through the prairie area. Least skippers almost everywhere - stopped IDing and counting at 25 but we saw at the very least 50 small orange skippers.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

Question Mark

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 8

April Stanke

Location: Fellenz Woods In West Bend
Washington County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Viceroy

Viceroy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 8

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area
Rock County

Mostly sunny. Up to 82 degrees. Fair number of individuals. 19 species. Nice to see some Orange Sulphurs. And nice to see Buckeye, Gray Hairstreak and Snout.

American Snout

American Snout

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aug 8

Fred Dike

Location: Moore Dr area
Richland County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 8

Fred Dike

Location: Hay Rd
Iowa County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 8

David Stakston

Location: Mormon Coulee Park
La Crosse County

The host plant, willow trees, are abundant in the park.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 8

April Stanke

Location: In Our Yard In Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 8

Ambrosia Straub

Location: Kenosha
Kenosha County

Aug 8

Joe Krieg

Location: West shore of Bone Lake
Polk County

Two Monarch caterpillars on A. tuberosa

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 8

Richard André Rivard

Location: Eau Galle Reservoir, Cady Township
St. Croix County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Aug 8

Rick Poss

Location: Ledgeview
Brown County

Giant Swallowtail.

Again on August 15. Hovered around some garden phlox for an extended period of time.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

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

Aug 8

Sharon Valentin

Location: 1516 Camden Ct, 2nd floor balcony
Waukesha County

Just saw a black Swallowtail on my jelly oriole feeder! It's been around for about 1/2 hr now - keeps coming back. Breathtaking!

Aug 8

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Dane County

Aug 8

Judith Huf

Location: Milwaukee County Grounds
Milwaukee County

75 degrees and sunny. Concentrated on the west side which has been designated a butterfly sanctuary. One of the Tiger Swallowtails was a black form female. Also saw Snowberry Clearwing moth and a Ctenucha virginica.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 9

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA, Larrabee Road
Dunn County

Temps in the mid 80's by 1pm. That's quitting time, for me. Still, a Buckeye and an Am Snout in the same day, is a good day! Recent showers provided good puddling action.

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

American Snout

American Snout

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 9

Mike Reese, Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Still lots of nectar sources although the milkweed is gone. The Monarch count is down from the 175 that I had on July 24 when I had 14 mated pairs. Today we had only four mated pairs.

Aug 9

Kelly Sauvage Angel

Location: Woodland Park in Monona
Dane County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 9

Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh, north unit
Dane County

A late morning walk around Cherokee Marsh, beginning in drizzle and ending in steamy sunlight.

Aug 9

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: South of Fifield
Price County

The pair of White-lined Sphinx moths were almost as big as the hummingbird nearby. The moths kept busy in the Bee Balm.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

White-lined Sphinx

White-lined Sphinx

White-lined Sphinx

White-lined Sphinx

Aug 9

Fred Dike

Location: my Madison backyard
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 9

Veronica Ocampo

Location: Milwaukee, my backyard
Milwaukee County

8:10 AM sunny, approx 72*F
1:10 and 1:20 PM, overcast approx 74*F

Aug 9

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

80 degrees, hot, humid, sunny. One of the Tigers was a black female.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 9

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Logan Road, east of HWY 32 2-4 miles
Oconto County

The guy with the big chopper on his tractor came to mow down the trees as I was surveying.

Harvester

Harvester

Viceroy

Viceroy

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 9

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 9

Joan Braune

Location: my eastside neighborhood in Madison
Dane County

Aug 9

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: West Knoll & Greene Prairie, UW Arb, Madison
Dane County

After yesterday's outing at Avoca where many Least Skippers seen, we expected more than 1 here. 4 alive Peck's Skippers and 2 "ambushed" by appropriately named ambush bugs (Phymata spp.) (mating pair of ambush bugs with female holding the skipper). All on blazing stars. Far more ambush bugs this year than I ever remember seeing!

ambush bug

ambush bug

Silver-spotted Skipper, ambush bug

Silver-spotted Skipper, ambush bug

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 10

Sarah Jacoby

Location: In my yard
Washington County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 10

Veronica Ocampo

Location: Milwaukee backyard
Milwaukee County

warm and sunny, rather hot day, clear skies

Aug 10

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Numerous stops in western Grant County
Grant County

Up to 85 degrees and sunny. 21 species. Also heard 4 cicadas: Lyric, Floodplain, Linne's and Scissorsgrinder.

Sachem

Sachem

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Aug 10

Rory Williams

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

The drier of the two parking areas, this area was suffering from lack of water on the north, prairie side

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 10

Rory Williams

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

E. Tailed Blues have emerged at this location, which made the ID's with the Karner's very difficult. But no Spring Azures.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 10

Mike Reese

Location: Newport State Park
Door County

Aug 10

Greg Sromek

Location: N5061 State Road 57 Chilton, WI
Calumet County

I had a pair of Giant Swallowtails in my meadow for the last 3 days.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 10

Fred Dike

Location: Devil's Lake St Pk Ice Age Trl area
Sauk County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 10

Barbara Figlewicz

Location: Edge of Chequamagon National Forest
Sawyer County

Flitting from low grassy edge to maple/birch/oak forest.

Aug 10

Jim Otto

Location: Schoenberg Marsh Waterfowl Production Area
Columbia County

Between 11:10am and 12:10pm I hiked the paved trail north of Priem Road. The Common Buckeye was extremely tattered, but still flying.

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aug 10

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Post Farm Pollinator Garden, Village of Shorewood Hills
Dane County

3 monarchs were doing a happy dance together over and around the garden about 1:30pm. One was especially enjoying the liatris.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 10

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

The Question Mark is tasting the moth bait.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 10

Rory Williams

Location: Czech Dr and County N
Waushara County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 10

Judith Huf

Location: 155 Fairmount Ave, Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

I had to run over to the temporary Village Hall for Whitefish Bay today and discovered a wonderful rain garden/butterfly garden there. Wow! We need more of these.

rain garden

rain garden

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 10

Joel Trick

Location: Town of Cooperstown
Manitowoc County

All seen in our yard and prairie

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 10

Melissa Struve

Location: Madison- Lake Edge neighborhood backyard
Dane County

Black swallowtail caterpillar feeding on celery plant. In 2017, there were five caterpillars feeding on parsley plant. There have been a pair of monarchs visiting zinnias as well throughout the summer.

Aug 11

Jennifer Lazewski

Location: Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
Milwaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 11

Bob Ring

Location: Count Fairgrounds
Calumet County

Aug 11

Veronica Ocampo

Location: City of Milwaukee, backyard
Milwaukee County

Aug 11

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland suburban garden
Dane County

The Red-Spotted Purple was somewhat faded and had a torn wing, but it was still flying well.

Monarch

Monarch

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 11

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Five of our Monarchs eclosed and flew away today, including the one that emerged from the very small chrysalis I photographed on August 1. She was indeed a tiny butterfly (shown in the photo below a more conventional-sized female on the screen above her). Probably just normal species variability, because other than small size she appeared morphologically normal and looked healthy and flew vigorously. Interesting.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 11

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Post Farm Pollinator garden - Village of Shorewood hills
Dane County

Aug 11

Judith Huf

Location: Whitefish Bay village parks
Milwaukee County

I found another nice butterfly garden in Whitefish Bay. It is at Cahill Square Park. There is a separate rain garden that is permanently wet enough for cattails to grow which was also attracting interesting insects. I watched a female Monarch lay an egg on Milkweed in the butterfly garden.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch egg

Monarch egg

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 11

Dave Hanson

Location: Brinks Rd. (231)
Bayfield County

Blazing Star and Bergamot in full bloom along Brinks (231) Rd. in Bayfield County.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

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

Aug 11

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Aug 11

Thomas Myers

Location: 66 Lakeview Dr, Lake Geneva, WI
Walworth County

Looking out the kitchen window, I saw this butterfly landing on the flowers in the flower box. I grabbed my cell phone and took the picture. I am not in any way a butterfly person but I happened to show it to a friend who turns out is an avid butterfly person and he was so thrilled to see this that I decided to share it with others.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 11

Samantha Brown

Location: near Legend Lake dam #3 on Long Lake Rd
Menominee County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

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

Aug 11

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Monarch

Monarch

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 11

Therese Katrosits

Location: Cedarburg
Ozaukee County

Near marshland. Sighted in morning.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 12

Judith Huf

Location: Lions Den Gorge
Ozaukee County

Sunny, warm, and humid.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 12

Karen Hagquist

Location: Near north central border of county.
Dane County

Hackberry trees and woodland present. Seen feeding on 'Pink Diamond' hydrangea. Six seen, nectaring w Monarchs and Eastern Tiger Swallowtails.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 12

C L Gleason

Location: Green Bay
Brown County

We saw three species today along the East River.

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 12

John Klinger

Location: Northeast Janesville
Rock County

87 degrees, sunny day.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 12

Ann Thering

Location: My garden
Dane County

Observed while removing Japanese beetles from raspberry patch.
This past week I enjoyed observing two White-lined Sphinx moths, which I hadn't seen in my garden for a few years.

Aug 12

Bob Ring

Location: Calumet County Fairgrounds
Calumet County

Aug 12

Guido LaMoto

Location: rural Lyndon Station
Sauk County

Also saw a hummingbird moth feeding on butterfly bushes

Aug 12

Kate Redmond

Location: Cedarburg Bog, public access trails at the north end of the Bog off of Hwy 33
Ozaukee County

I've been leading a "Butterflies and Dragonflies for Beginners" walk at the north end of the Cedarburg Bog for the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog for about 5 years. This was the best day for butterflies I've ever had for the event.

Aug 12

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Various sites in the Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Grant County

Up to 85 degrees and sunny. 16 species. The Eastern Tailed-Blues were puddling. We heard Bell's Vireo and two cicadas: Lyric Cicada and the Dusk-singing Cicada.

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Snout

American Snout

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 12

Veronica Ocampo

Location: City of MIlwaukee backyard
Milwaukee County

Aug 12

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Black form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtails and Giant Swallowtails are both rare here.

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 12

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

The photo of the spider with the bumble bee prey was taken 1 minute and 31 seconds before the other when it was all wrapped! The compilation of the Hummingbird Clearwing shows how it uses its proboscis to get to the nectar.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Black and Yellow Argiope

Black and Yellow Argiope

Black and Yellow Argiope

Black and Yellow Argiope

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Aug 12

Jay and Cole Mueller

Location: Madison
Dane County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - in the community gardens on the east side of Madison flying around Zinias

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 12

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Two Rivers/Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sachem

Sachem

snowberry Clearwing

snowberry Clearwing

Aug 12

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

The Question Mark was depositing eggs on stinging nettle. Found a chain of 3 eggs. A couple pairs of mating monarchs seen. Also saw a recently emerged Ruby Tiger moth and an American Dagger caterpillar

Aug 13

Pam Campbell

Location: Wetland on 430th Ave.
Dunn County

Temps near 90. The blooming Joe-pye-weed is very popular!

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 13

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: McKee Farms Park, Fitchburg
Dane County

Stopped by the Monarch Way Station and adjacent flower garden at McKee Park for awhile after lunch. Nice to see some skippers today. Also good to see Mexican sun flowers, a monarch magnet this time of year.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 13

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Working today removing invasive Burdock, I was amazed by the quantity of Silver-spotted Skippers feeding on the nearby Monarda.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 13

Maureen Burke

Location: My backyard near Mauston, WI
Juneau County

Two tiny butterflies were enjoying my fountain and flowers. Even though I was watering plants, they hung around for 20 minutes or so.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 13

Ginny Nelson and Jerry Gunderson

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

There were far fewer Giant Swallowtails than last year at this time.

Aug 13

Veronica Ocampo

Location: City of Milwaukee, backyard
Milwaukee County

Aug 13

Mike Reese

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

The horse fly was on my car when I returned. Surprising number of Appalachian Browns on this late date.

Wood Frog

Wood Frog

horse fly

horse fly

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Aug 14

C L Gleason

Location: Allouez , neighborhood yard
Brown County

Was in flight... easily could have missed.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 14

Susan L Robertson

Location: wooded trail
Outagamie County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 14

Kelly Sauvage Angel

Location: Governor Nelson State Park (Oak Savanna and Woodland trails)
Dane County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 14

Judith Huf

Location: Cedarburg Bog
Ozaukee County

Short visit around noon. More dragonflies than butterflies.

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Amberwing

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 14

Kelly Sauvage Angel

Location: Atwood Community Gardens, Near East Side of Madison
Dane County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 14

Katherine Westover

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

This was the first time I've seen a red spotted purple admiral in this area & I am out quite a bit with my camera. It lingered for quite awhile & I used a long lens to not disturb it. It was alone on a thistle & appeared healthy & fairly unflappable despite nearby bees. What a treat.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 14

Mike Reese

Location: Point Beach Start Forest
Manitowoc County

seen while looking for robber flies

Proctacanthus milbertii mated pair

Proctacanthus milbertii mated pair

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Proctacanthus milbertii female laying eggs

Proctacanthus milbertii female laying eggs

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Big Sand Tiger Beetle hiding

Big Sand Tiger Beetle hiding

★ = New county photo record

Aug 14

Bob Ring

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Aug 14

Wendy Reichel

Location: Madison (west side backyard)
Dane County

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Aug 14

Veronica Ocampo

Location: City of Milwaukee, street
Milwaukee County

Butterfly was crossing expressway on to a forested area heading east.

Aug 15

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Two Rivers/Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

I just looked at the gardens along the trail today. Despite lots of nectar sources and sun there were few butterflies today. Of course, I was distracted by the clearwings and the White-lined Sphinx. The black form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was completely missing one hindwing but was flying well.

White-lined Sphinx (moth)

White-lined Sphinx (moth)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Aug 15

Susan Robertson

Location: Hobart wooded trail
Outagamie County

There were two of these I've seen over the past few days but they were further into the woods and could not get close enough. Today they were on the trail and the one let me get close enough for a picture.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 15

David Dachlet

Location: Morrison WI
Brown County

Aug 15

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station in my backyard
Milwaukee County

Butterfly garden at my home has become honeymoon destination for many Monarchs!

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 15

Donna DeZwarte

Location: Rural Plymouth,Wi. On my front porch
Sheboygan County

Was not hard to miss, larger than other butterflies. Beautiful markings. I could walk right up to it

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Spent most of the time in the upper meadows near the building. One of the Tiger Swallowtails was a black form female. Carolina Grasshoppers are continuing to drive me crazy with their butterfly resemblance in flight.

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 15

Olivia Goddard

Location: County Rd S
Vernon County

male monarch

Aug 15

Mike Reese

Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden
Brown County

The Giant Swallowtail is rare this far north in eastern Wisconsin. This is only the second Brown County record, both this year.

Squash Vine Borer (moth)

Squash Vine Borer (moth)

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 15

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, the long loop around the highest elevation point, the south side of the woods, and down through the prairie
Ozaukee County

When I was photographing the woolly alder aphids in the spot where I found the Harvester (Harvester caterpillars eat the aphids), I photographed a caterpillar without seeing it, on the top, right part of the trunk.

White-lined Sphinx (moth)

White-lined Sphinx (moth)

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Harvester caterpillar and wooly aphids

Harvester caterpillar and wooly aphids

Harvester

Harvester

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 15

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Aug 15

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

FOY Leonard's Skipper! (Just one.) I've been watching the blazing star for them.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

American Snout

American Snout

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Aug 15

C L gleason

Location: Along the East River
Brown County

Still numerous Monarchs. Saw an Eastern Swallowtail mixed in - a pleasant surprise!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 16

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Prairie areas on our property near Winter, WI
Sawyer County

Monarchs really enjoying nectar from all the golden rod wildflowers today.

Mustard White

Mustard White

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 16

Chris Tyler, Marilyn Lustek,Ginny Nelson

Location: A dead end road off Highway 14 not far from Middleton
Dane County

This nearly deserted road was a wonderful surprise!

Aug 16

Todd Sima

Location: Blue River Sand Prairie
Grant County

I did a quick check at the Blazing stars for the Leonard's skipper and found one on a Blue Vervain.

Aug 16

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake Mills, bike trail along Tyranena Golf Course
Jefferson County

82 deg., cloudy, early afternoon. Not much in the way of nectar sources other than goldenrod just starting to bloom and Queen Anne's Lace.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 16

Todd Sima

Location: Avoca Second West
Iowa County

I made a quick check for the Sleepy but had no luck.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Aug 16

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station in my backyard
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 16

Lori Muench

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 16

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

A late afternoon walk around the prairie loop north of the building at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve. I saw four pairs of monarchs in tandem.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 16

Todd Sima

Location: Avoca First West
Iowa County

Avoca First West was really hopping with Leps today. I found all these on just a quick drive through. A walk about would have had really big numbers.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 16

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Private garden, west side of Madison
Dane County

1:45-2:15 or thereabouts. Managed to hit a sunny stretch. The Monarchs and Silver-spotted Skippers were very active, going from zinnia to zinnia.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 16

Todd Sima

Location: Hay Lane
Iowa County

Dun Skipper, Least Skipper

Dun Skipper, Least Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Monarch

Monarch

★ = New county photo record

Aug 16

Guido LaMoto

Location: rural Lyndon station
Sauk County

Aug 17

Kathleen Henning

Location: Pope Farm Conservancy, Verona, WI
Dane County

6 p.m. in prairie

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aug 17

Alon Coppens

Location: On a plum tree Along side a building in the Menards Complex, near Hwy 12 x Mill Run Rd
Eau Claire County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 17

Joel Trick

Location: Town of Cooperstown
Manitowoc County

On a flower bed in our yard.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 17

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Throughout our property near Winter, WI
Sawyer County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 17

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of WHeaton
Chippewa County

Muggy, breezy, low eighties. Two Giant Swallowtail caterpillars seen six inches apart on the same Prickly Ash shrub. One Monarch caterpillar. One vary fast flying unidentified Fritillary. A couple of Monarchs.

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 17

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Sauk Prairie Recreation Area
Sauk County

We found 18 species in an hour and a half. This is a huge place.

Question Mark

Question Mark

American Lady

American Lady

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 17

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Mid 80's. No clouds but overcast with smoke from Canada wildfires.

white flowered blazing star

white flowered blazing star

Monarch

Monarch

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 18

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Various stops from Cassville to Wyalusing State Park
Grant County

Afternoon. 20 species. Tawny-edged Skippers and Fiery Skippers were nectaring on invasive Loosestrife.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aug 18

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: westside Madison garden
Dane County

The most interesting discovery of the day was a Peck's skipper who was almost all the way inside of a pink zinnia. We saw only one Eastern Tiger Swallowtail but it was nectaring on the same bush for a very long time in all sorts of interesting poses.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 18

C L gleason

Location: East Green Bay - near the East River
Brown County

AM. Slightly overcast, temperature in the mid 70s. Other sightings were a Red-tailed hawk, and Ruby Meadowhawk dragonfly.

Ruby Meadowhawk

Ruby Meadowhawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 18

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens, Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

first Fiery Skipper of the year

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

White-lined Sphinx

White-lined Sphinx

Aug 18

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail
Manitowoc County

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 18

Scott Kautz

Location: Reedsburg
Sauk County

Just east of Reedsburg

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 18

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Wyalusing State Park
Grant County

Sunny, 82 deg.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 18

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Along our trails on our property near Winter, WI
Sawyer County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 18

Pam Campbell

Location: Wetland on 430th Ave.
Dunn County

Mid 80's (again). Turtlehead is blooming.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Turtlehead

Turtlehead

Aug 18

Sylvia Barbarich

Location: Northern Rd., Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area
Dodge County

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

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

Aug 18

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Along trails on our property near Winter, WI
Sawyer County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 18

Veronica Ocampo

Location: City Milwaukee, backyard
Milwaukee County

Aug 18

Rory Williams

Location: Wiowash Bike Trail
Outagamie County

Cloudy morning. The trail had been recently mowed much wider wiping out the large population of milkweed and catepillars

Aug 18

Melissa Zastrow

Location: Lake Edge neighborhood backyard
Dane County

One Eastern Tiger Swallowtail feeding on pink and lime zinnias; one female Monarch feeding on cosmos; three female Cabbage White butterflies on zinnias; one Viceroy perched on horseradish

Aug 18

Veronica Ocampo

Location: City of Milwaukee, school yard
Milwaukee County

I and two other teachers saw this by the school

Aug 18

D Nussbaum

Location: HWY M
Winnebago County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 18

Pat Fojut

Location: Bluhm Park
Waukesha County

S77W13607 McShane Dr, Muskego, WI 53150
Prairie planting and mature oak woodland with volunteer help with invasive.
Unidentified comma, 1

Aug 18

Brian L Halverson

Location: Our Garden, Hartland, Wisconsin
Waukesha County

45 minutes enjoying this thistle.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 19

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Butterfly hunting on the prairie trails at Riveredge on a warm August day with lots of flowers in bloom.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 19

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

82 degrees. Mostly cloudy/smokey. Still keeping an eye on the Blazing Star. Locally, very dry conditions. Most flowers have dried up. (The moth is one I'm not sure I've seen before.)

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Celery Looper (moth)

Celery Looper (moth)

Aug 19

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Milwaukee lake front
Milwaukee County

Prairie plantings on the lake front portion of the Hank Aaron State Trail around the summer fest grounds

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 19

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Aug 19

Kelly Sauvage Angel

Location: Dawley Conservancy/Dunn's Marsh in Fitchburg
Dane County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 19

Susan Kenney

Location: Village of Sauk City
Sauk County

Partly sunny; about 81 degrees F, 12:30PM. Observed in 6' x 8' Hummingbird/Butterfly Garden in front yard of house on Monroe St. nectaring on Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea).

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

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

Aug 19

Bob Ring

Location: Brillion Nature Center
Calumet County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 19

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Prairie areas on our property near Winter, WI
Sawyer County

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 19

C L gleason

Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden. Clear high 70s - low 80s.
Brown County

Pleasant surprises! A White-lined Sphinx moth [nickname: hummingbird moth] as well as an unknown caterpillar and a few new to me butterflies.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

White-lined Sphinx

White-lined Sphinx

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 19

Lee and Elizabeth Barker

Location: Loretta, WI
Sawyer County

Common Wood Nymphs and Monarchs on our milkweed and coneflowers

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

★ = New county photo record

Aug 19

Tom Dahle

Location: North Hudson
St. Croix County

Spent about an hour in our garden on the Lantana and Flox plants.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 20

Kris Franks

Location: Down to Earth Community Garden by Moose Lodge in Kenosha
Kenosha County

Saw this beautiful butterfly on some of the flowers planted in our community garden this morning.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 20

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

cloudy, but humid and in the low 70s

Aug 20

Kathleen Henning

Location: Pope Farm Conservancy, Verona, WI
Dane County

This butterfly was feeding among the prairie flowers, approximately 6 p.m.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 20

Janis Cooper

Location: Valton
Sauk County

In meadow near woodland edge.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 20

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station in my backyard
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 21

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA, Stolte Rd only.
Burnett County

Low temps in the morning and during the day severely limited butterfly sightings. Stolte Rd is 4-5 miles long and I only saw a total of 3 butterflies on that entire road.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Aug 21

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

A late afternoon walk, overcast and breezy. Monarchs everywhere - 169, with only one, very worn pair.

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 21

Kate Redmond

Location: shore of Lake Michigan near Cedar Grove
Sheboygan County

There were two groups of Monarchs numbering around 50 each, plus several smaller groups, settling into the trees in mid-afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 22

Susan Kritzik

Location: Newcastle Place,
Ozaukee County

Seen on sidewalk adjacent to wooded area.
Seemed healthy and active.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 22

Rory Williams

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

Many rough blazing star. Not sure what the orange caterpillar will turn into? First fall warblers are returning but the butterflies were still summer rather than fall varieties

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Unexpected Cycnia caterpillar (moth)

Unexpected Cycnia caterpillar (moth)

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aug 22

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Two Rivers/Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Aug 22

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

50+ of the Monarchs were nectaring on Verbena in the garden

Aug 22

Mike Reese

Location: Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

incidental while walking, however since they seemed to be flying south, I made sure I checked Mariners Trail and West of the Lake Gardens and had over 200 Monarchs for the day.

Aug 22

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Jones Spring Lane
Oconto County

Aug 22

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA
Dunn County

American Snout

American Snout

Viceroy

Viceroy

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 22

Stan Rehm

Location: Grady Tract of the UW Arboretum
Dane County

I continue to be impressed by the Arboretum's ongoing efforts to improve the Grady Tract. They have removed tons of buckthorn and other underbrush, resulting in way better sightlines for spotting BFs, and this summer there is widespread growth of new forbs.

Aug 22

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

Aug 22

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Near 80 degrees, low humidity and mostly sunny. Beautiful day!

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 22

Rory Williams

Location: Czech Dr and County N
Waushara County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 22

Rory Williams

Location: Public Hunting Grounds on Cty E - West Parking Area
Green Lake County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 22

Stacey Feiner

Location: Richwood Township
Richland County

I observed the Variegated Fritillary resting on my yellow wax bean plants in the late afternoon.

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

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

Aug 22

KC Genteman

Location: W6170 state highwway 95 Neillsville, wi 54456
Clark County

Nectaring on zinnias and phlox flowers - 1:30 pm

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Aug 22

Andrew Johnston

Location: Wauwatosa, near North Ave
Milwaukee County

Found early morning in our garden. (maybe an overnight guest?) My 4 year old spotted it.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 22

Pam Skaar andGinny Nelson

Location: Badger Prairie County Park
Dane County

Aug 22

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton
Sauk County

Found on sandy island on WI River Tributary system

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 22

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton
Sauk County

Found on sandy island in WI River Tributary

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 22

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Lake Kegonsa State Park
Dane County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 22

Pam Skaar andGinny Nelson

Location: Ice Age Junction--PD
Dane County

We had planned to visit Rettenmund Prairie in Black Earth but it did not seem like a good idea with all the roads closed due to high water. Our second choice of Ice Age Junction turned out to be a wonderful choice with the Liatris full of Monarchs.

Aug 22

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

I didn't see any Monarchs on my walk around Riveredge until I got to the prairie at the north end of the swamp boardwalk. There were almost 50 Monarchs in one field. Some wands of blazing star had three butterflies.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 23

Joan Braune

Location: Olbrich Garden in Madison
Dane County

Also saw a very faded anglewing (probable Eastern Comma) .

Aug 23

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

I also found a caterpillar of a Unexpected Cycnia (Cycnia collaris) on Whorled Milkweed.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Unexpected Cynthia caterpillar (moth)

Unexpected Cynthia caterpillar (moth)

Aug 23

Lynn Barnhouse

Location: N2061 Mill Street Stockholm WI 54769
Pepin County

Giant Swallowtail - lingered for 5 minutes on a patch of ragweed and flox in a roadside ditch. Then flew to a viburnum and sunned itself on a low branch. One "swallowtail" was still intact, the other was missing. I didn't have a camera but it was unmistakable. Wingspan close to 6".

Aug 23

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake Mills, Korth County Park lower prairie
Jefferson County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 23

Guido LaMoto

Location: rural Lyndon Station
Sauk County

Aug 23

Mike Reese

Location: Greenwood Refuge
Waushara County

Looking for Leonard's Skippers in my favorite spot without any luck, but I did see my first Halloween Pennant of the year.

Goldenrod Crab Spider

Goldenrod Crab Spider

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Aug 25

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Post Farm Pollinator Garden, Village of Shorewood Hills
Dane County

Until today, I had not seen more than 4-5 monarchs at a time in this garden. Has migration started?

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 25

Edgar Spalding

Location: Fort Atkinson
Jefferson County

hayfield

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 25

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Aug 25

D Nussbaum

Location: Our Property
Waupaca County

Mostly cloudy and humid. PM. Saw a Monarch unfurling.

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 25

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield Township
Walworth County

Seen on Blazing Star

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 25

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Madison Capital Springs State Recreation Area, Lake Farm Rd.
Dane County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 25

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Kohler Andrae State Park
Sheboygan County

Afternoon sighting - just after short period of rain. 3 monarch caterpillars were seen in milkweed along the main road through the park.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 25

Pam Skaar, Chris Tyler, Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Governor Nelson State Park
Dane County

It is the first time we have seen a Little Yellow in this park.

Aug 25

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

One of the fritillaries was depositing eggs, the other nectaring on Monarda

Aug 25

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Two Rivers/Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

cloudy and windy off the lake, temps in the 70s. Definite contrast to August 22 when I surveyed the same areas

Aug 25

D Nussbaum

Location: Marsh Rd. between Fremont and Weyawega.
Waupaca County

Half sun and half clouds. Late PM.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 25

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake Kegonsa State Park, Prairie Trail
Dane County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 25

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: West Madison Agriculture Research Station, Mineral Point Rd.
Dane County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 26

Thomas Poklen

Location: Mirror Lake SP
Sauk County

Mostly seeking blazing stars in search of Leonard's Skippers. Only found two, but one was very cooperative posing for pictures. And 14 species is a pretty good day for late August.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Aug 26

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield Township
Walworth County

Monarch on Blazing Star

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 26

Josh Quarfoot

Location: Navarino District Green Bay, WI
Brown County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 26

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Goose Lake Nature Area, trail starting at the Krueger Rd. parking lot
Dane County

88 deg., sunny

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 26

Susan Robertson

Location: wooded trail
Outagamie County

solo individual, flight among the plants growing along the trail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 26

Josh Quarfoot

Location: Mainline rd, Seymour, WI
Outagamie County

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 26

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Overcast morning, but some sun showed through clouds in the early afternoon. At least two Harvesters were seen (circling in flight), but possibly more on an individual basis. I did not go into the prairies today (hence fewer monarchs seen).

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Aug 26

Jeremy Meyer

Location: South Metro Pier, Oak Creek
Milwaukee County

Aug 26

Mike Reese, Carol Kubicek

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

My late date for a Pink-edged Sulphur. Only two later dates from Iron (8/30/2008) and Bayfield Counties (9/13/2009). Surprised to see a male Fiery Skipper, my first male of the season.

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Tri-colored Bumble Bee

Tri-colored Bumble Bee

Rough Blazing-Star

Rough Blazing-Star

Cross-leaved Milkwort

Cross-leaved Milkwort

Aug 26

Mike Reese, Carol Kubicek

Location: Off Brockway Rd. south and west of the stream south of Wazee Park
Jackson County

Cloudy with thunderstorms on the way. Saw my first Leonard's Skippers (2 females and 1 male) of the year but, my highlight was my first Gray Hairstreak in Wisconsin since 2013! No Monarchs seen.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 27

Edgar Spalding

Location: Madison, flower bed at the corner of University Ave and Mills St
Dane County

I noticed the butterfly while waiting for a bus. I had only my phone for a camera but luckily it cooperated. A very exciting lifer for me!

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Aug 27

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton
Sauk County

Once a zeroed on on this, I believe, Eastern Comma, and I realized the extent of damage he is coping with daily, I decided to submit just as a record of his ability to survive. He was flying around my yard as if with no injuries! I am not even sure there is enough of him to make a definitive ID...

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 27

Laura Kate Melvin

Location: Roche A Cri State Park
Adams County

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Aug 27

Bob Faulkner

Location: Cudahy
Milwaukee County

Seldom seen in our yard the last 2 to 3 weeks here in Cudahy,WI

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 27

Pam Campbell

Location: Lyndale Road (East of Menomonie)
Dunn County

Score! I've been watching this aster since it started to bloom and check it every time I drive by.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 27

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

I walked the loop near the clubhouse and the large loop trail north of the clubhouse. Warm and humid and breezy. Monarch numbers are way down in the past week. I found two, tiny Tiger Swallowtail caterpillars. Many Common Green Darner and Black Saddlebags dragonflies - one feeding swarm of about 40.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 27

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard garden
Dane County

Monarch photo taken at sunset. Very windy out.

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 28

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield Township
Walworth County

Seen on Ox-eye Daisy.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 28

Judith Huf

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sunny in between rain storms

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 28

Paul Doxsee

Location: Stevens Point
Portage County

On Coreopsis

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aug 29

Pam Campbell

Location: Lake Menomin Park
Dunn County

The humidity, heat and rain have gone. Barely 70 degrees and breezy. Perfect! I think this is only the second Little Yellow I've seen.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 29

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station in my back yard
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 29

Sarah Jacoby

Location: My yard
Washington County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 30

Rory Williams

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

Ended the day with 12 different species, mostly summer varieties. Karner blues appear to be gone for the year from this site.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Unexpected Cycnia caterpillar (moth)

Unexpected Cycnia caterpillar (moth)

American Lady

American Lady

Aug 30

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and County N
Waushara County

Aug 30

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Avon Bottoms State Wildlife Area
Rock County

Low to mid 70's and partly sunny. 17 species.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

American Copper

American Copper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

★ = New county photo record

Aug 30

Neil Traverse

Location: Colgate
Waukesha County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 30

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Two Rivers/Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Aug 30

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Locust Borer

Locust Borer

Aug 30

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Dorthy Carnes County Park
Jefferson County

East most prairie

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Aug 30

Douglas Buege

Location: Olbrich Botanical Garden
Dane County

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Question Mark

Question Mark

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Aug 30

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Sandhill Station State Campgroud, Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 30

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Mid 70's, sunny, breezy and delightful.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 30

Judith Huf

Location: Falk Park, Oakcreek
Milwaukee County

Partly cloudy and mild. Thought I would see more Monarchs in the beautiful prairie flowers. The Viceroys were all near the wetland areas with lots of willows.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 30

Joy Banyas

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens, Hales Corners
Milwaukee County

In the test garden area by the parking lot. (23rd Wisconsin record for the Funereal Duskywing!)

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Aug 30

Rory Williams

Location: Public Hunting Grounds off of Cty E (West Parking Area)
Green Lake County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 31

Mike Reese

Location: Ice Age Trail, Woodland Dunes land
Manitowoc County

few nectar sources along the trail

Aug 31

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny and dry. The Red-spotted Purple was feeding on fruit from a crabapple. Lots of Monarchs feeding in the prairies.

Monarch

Monarch

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 31

Susan Robertson

Location: wooded trail
Outagamie County

single butterfly - couldn't get the side view

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 31

Guido LaMoto

Location: rural Lyndon Station
Sauk County

Aug 31

Fred Dike

Location: Schurch Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

partly cloudy and breezy morning

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 31

C L Gleason

Location: Location: Pulaski, Garden Flowers. Breezy near 80, partly sunny.
Brown County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 31

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Lake Farm County Park
Dane County

Everywhere I looked there were sunflowers, goldenrod and monarchs. Late afternoon, warm, breezy.

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 31

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Two Rivers/Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Painted Lady was found in the same small garden as yesterday.

Aug 31

Mike Reese

Location: Manitowoc Impoundment
Manitowoc County

Surprised to see a Little Yellow here! Only the third record for Manitowoc County

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Chickweed Geometer (moth)

Chickweed Geometer (moth)

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 31

C L Gleason

Location: Pulaski, Garden Flowers. Breezy near 80, partly sunny.
Brown County

Lots of visitors on the garden full of Zinnias. Two of these were my first sightings.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 31

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: McKee Farms Park, Fitchburg
Dane County

Quick stop between lunch and shopping. Early afternoon, sunny and pleasant. Still lots of Mexican sunflowers and zinnias.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper