Butterfly sightings for June 2019

Jun 1

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Six bogs
Forest County

Four Nicolet National Forest bogs along Forest Roads 2182 and 2414, and two other bogs. Eight alpines and 3 Freijas were on the bog north of Wolf Lake near FR 2182. We also saw one unidentified Mustard or West Virginia White.

Jun 1

Joan Vennie

Location: Badger Prairie
Dane County

Another Gray hairstreak.

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Jun 1

Rory Williams

Location: Boulder Junction
Vilas County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jun 1

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Kopke's Nursery outlet in Stoughton
Dane County

Jun 1

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: Hauser Rd. Prairie, TPE property
Dane County

Shooting Star

Shooting Star

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 1

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunville/Larrabee Road
Dunn County

Low 60s, overcast. Cream Wild Indigo is blooming.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Cream Wild Indigo

Cream Wild Indigo

Jun 1

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 1

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm along Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 1

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Dunbar Barrens
Marinette County

2/3 sun, 70-75 degrees F.

Jun 1

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Marinette County I/Parkway Road barrens
Marinette County

10% sunshine, 70 degrees F.

Jun 2

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Wildlife Area
Adams County

We tried to find Purplish Coppers but saw none.

Jun 2

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Avoca area
Iowa County

73 degrees and sunny.

Jun 2

James Enigl

Location: Ice Age Trail between Hwy SS and Hwy GGG
Fond du Lac County

Was hiking north from Mauthe Lake towards Crooked Lake when butterfly was spotted as it flew across the trail. It was a black female.

Jun 2

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Blue River area
Grant County

73 degrees. We found much less Columbine in the area than 2 years ago.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Harvester

Harvester

Jun 2

Todd Sima

Location: Hay Lane
Iowa County

Jun 2

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm along Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 2

Alex Harman

Location: Governor Dodge State Park
Iowa County

Not specifically looking for butterflies, but saw the giant swallowtail puddling around Twin Valley Lake

Jun 2

Peter Fissel

Location: Baxter's Hollow SNA
Sauk County

A few butterflies sighted on the Madison Audubon birding trip

Jun 2

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Spring Green Preserve SNA
Sauk County

Hiked entire trail through woods to top. Chased ET Blue from 1 to next yellow wood-sorrel to next for pics. J Duskywing chased a Silver-spotted many times whenever either closed range within 4-5ft. Many Monarchs flitting everywhere, 2 attached pairs.
Caterpillar feeding on puccoon possibly a Subfamily ARCTIINAE - Tiger Moths?

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

American Copper

Jun 2

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Near Solon Springs, County Line near Airport RD intersection (south)
Douglas County

Some blues but not able to ID

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Jun 2

Mike Reese

Location: Brooklyn Wildlife Ara
Dane County

Butterflies seen on a butterfly hike after Monarch Larva Monitoring Project training given by Karen Oberhauser for the Friends of the Brooklyn State Wildlife Area. I also saw my first White-striped Black Moth of the year.

Jun 2

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw Red Admiral Caterpillars and Monarch eggs

Jun 2

Rory Williams

Location: Bike Trail from Boulder Junction North out of Town
Vilas County

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Jun 2

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Indian Lake County Park
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 2

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: La Follette County Park
Dane County

Jun 2

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Our second BST of the year eclosed this morning. He is the top one in the composite photo; the female who eclosed five days ago is the bottom one. They provide a convenient comparison of the male/female color patterns.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 2

Melanie Kapinos

Location: Yard, Sun Prairie
Dane County

Which Swallowtail is this? Newbie!

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 2

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Garden area in my backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny windy morning. Skipper flew off before I could get a better photo. Silver spot very evident though.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 2

Jennifer Lanzendorf

Location: Baxter's Hollow, Stones Pocket Road
Sauk County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jun 2

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Wildlife Area
Portage County

We walked 1.5 miles in the grassland.

Jun 3

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans
Manitowoc County

Was out with the kids playing and pulling weeds in the garden and noticed the arctic skipper hanging out on the prairie smoke just before dark.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 3

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

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

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

Jun 3

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Walking Iron Park
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Copper

American Copper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 3

Pamela Skaar, Ginny and Bill Nelson

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

14:00 - 15:07, 1.2 miles. 68 F. S wind 10 mph. We saw a dark black lepidopteran with a large white spot on the hind wing. It was about the size of a silver-spotted skipper but it was not flying like one, fluttering and more like a moth. Neither Ginny nor I could find it in the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of NE America.

Jun 3

Todd Sima

Location: Semrad Slough
Grant County

Jun 3

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm along Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 3

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland
Dane County

Perfect day for butterfly flight. The Dwarf Korean Lilacs were popular today.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 4

Rory Williams

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

Jun 4

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm along Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 4

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Jun 4

Joan Vennie

Location: My yard
Dane County

The Dame's rocket is blooming in the fields. The fragrance is overpowering. Attracted Red Admirals and a Monarch.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 4

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Madison - Old Sauk Rd exit off the Beltline
Dane County

Happy to see 2 Monarchs along the side of the road at the bottom of this exit. Sometimes you find butterflies where you least expect them. This was about 2:30 and the sun was shining brightly.

Jun 4

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Saul Springs Road
Oconto County

Jun 4

Joan Vennie

Location: Black Hawk Ridge
Dane County

Jun 4

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm along Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Jun 5

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Jun 5

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen SNA
Winnebago County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jun 5

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Greene Prairie, UW Arb, Madison
Dane County

Jun 5

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton
Sauk County

Woodland edge, WI River Tributary

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jun 5

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Avoca
Iowa County

I found these two species nectaring in an overgrown grassy area full of puccoon and lupine within the town of Avoca.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 5

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Barneveld Prairie
Iowa County

Found this one nectaring on clover within the prairie.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 5

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 5

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Jun 6

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 6

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Elbe Road
Oconto County

Found a lot of duskywings on one short dirt road. Also first Hobomok and a Mourning Cloak nectaring. Warmer nights have helped insect populations explode.

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jun 6

Edgar Spalding

Location: natural area with pond on the south side of Old Middleton Road near the Madison/Middleton boundary
Dane County

first of year for me

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 6

David Wittrock

Location: Powell Marsh
Vilas County

Seen during a morning walk at Powell Marsh in Vilas County. Large numbers of silvery blues and sulphurs were common.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

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

Jun 6

Larry McNaughton

Location: Milwaukee S/W Backyard
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 6

Mike Reese

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

Jun 7

Terry Mortier

Location: Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

Sunny calm evening

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 7

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Dells of the Eau Claire County Park
Marathon County

Many Tiger Swallowtails seen while driving in this area

Jun 7

Dale Bonk

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Calm, sunny and pleasantly warm. Just gnatty as all get-out.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 7

Paul Doxsee

Location: Hull
Portage County

On showy goldenrod

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 7

Mike Reese

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Two mated pairs of Monarchs.

Jun 7

David Wittrock

Location: Lac du Flambeau
Vilas County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 7

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Saw several butterflies on the prairie today but didn't have the right camera with me. I did capture this Monarch whose wings were very tattered. Wondering what happened to her....

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 7

Lester Doyle

Location: Spring Green Preserve (Pearl Road West Unit)
Sauk County

10:30 am till 1:30 pm. Sunny, high 80's. Habitat variable...lower prairie, steep hillside and hilltop bluff, Wooded section behind bluff.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 7

Lester Doyle

Location: Sauk Canoe Launch
Sauk County

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Sunny, high 80's. Not a lot of butterflies at this location, but lots of Big Sand and Festive Tiger Beetles in the Sandy Prairie sections, and lots of Bronzed Tiger Beetles along the River Banks. Only found one Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle, no Sandy Stream Tiger Beetles.

Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle

Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 7

Rory Williams

Location: Mud Lake SNA
Dodge County

Looking for Arctic Skippers but failed to see any

Jun 7

Rory Williams

Location: Astico Park
Dodge County

Looking for a Hobomok Skipper but did not see any.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 7

Rory Williams

Location: Waterloo SNA
Dodge County

Very little at this site

Jun 7

April Stanke

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

A lot of unknown orange butterflies flittering through the woods.

Jun 7

Fred Dike

Location: Mirror Lake St Park
Sauk County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jun 7

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Hwy 54 bog
Jackson County

Our survey route is placed in the eastern part of this bog not far west of the upland forest bordering the east side. There is a ditch arcing south and southeast from Hwy 54 further west than the northwest edge of our route , and we do not cross this. The Jutta Arctics were in the east-central and northeast part of the bog, which is unusual for us. More than half of the Juttas we've seen here are in the northwest quadrant in the bog savanna with plenty of trees, and most of the rest have ben well south in the forest 250 meters south of Hwy 54.

Jun 7

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Garden Valley
Jackson County

3-4 PM, 80s, sunny

Jun 7

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Logan Road
Oconto County

And two unidentified commas.

Jun 7

Douglas Buege

Location: Intersection of Tar Dam and Sullivan Springs Roads
Oconto County

Jun 7

Alex Harman

Location: Mirror Lake SP
Sauk County

Two of the tiger swallowtails were dark-morph females. About 10 unidentified duskywings.

Jun 8

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Lupine barrens in and near Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

85-93 degrees F, sunny. Karner Blue long-term monitoring surveys. 21 male and 2 female Karner Blues. The first female Karner Blue we've seen this year was courted by a male and the two then mated.

Jun 8

Dale Bonk

Location: Kahl Rd and Hwy 14
Dane County

Traditional location just east of Black Earth. Only found a single individual, but still early.

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jun 8

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Refuge
Wood County

Clear 70's sl windy. Saw the Karner Blue in two separate groups of 4 and 5. The last group was all male. Only 1 female in the other group. Lack of butterflies in general but several six spotted Tiger Beetles.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 8

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Long Lake
Florence County

Sunny, relatively calm winds, low 70s - seems Tiger Swallowtails everywhere (major emergence event; dragonflies also).

Jun 8

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Grandma Lake SNA
Florence County

Also at least 10 Black-banded Orange Moths - Epelis truncataria

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Jun 8

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Wildlife Area
Adams County

The Purplish Coppers were along Archer Road in the 2nd quarter mile west of County W, and out in the grasslands south of that same 1/4 mile of frontage. But they can sometimes be found in every quarter mile both along this road and in grasslands to the north and south of the road, especially the first 1/2 mile west of County W.

Jun 8

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Wildlife Area
Portage County

A few grasslands, roadsides, and one lupine barrens. The Purplish Coppers were at the northern end of Farmers Road, in the east ditch just south of Swamp Road.

Jun 8

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 8

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Garden Valley
Jackson County

5 PM, 80s, sunny

Jun 8

Jennifer Lanzendorf

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 8

Kate Redmond

Location: Spruce Lake Bog, Northern Kettle Morraine
Fond du Lac County

Lots of dragonflies (mostly baskettails) but only two (uncooperative) butterflies.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 8

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Jun 8

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Jun 8

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford.
Taylor County

Jun 8

Pamela Skaar

Location: Token Creek Conservancy Historic Mill Site, Portage Road
Dane County

9:08-11:34, sunny, 70s, low wind speed. Bull frogs calling.

Jun 8

Shelley Hamel

Location: Town of Springfield
Marquette County

In a lush prairie, flitting around in lupine -- has a very pale orange hue in flight.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 8

Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh North Unit
Dane County

A late morning visit to Cherokee Marsh. Also saw many Green Darner dragonflies, plus Common Baskettails and Black Saddlebags.

Jun 8

Mike Reese

Location: Anvil Lake CE Atlas Block
Forest County

Incidental sightings while atlasing

Bombus ternarius (Tricolored bumble bee)

Bombus ternarius (Tricolored bumble bee)

Jun 8

Mike Reese

Location: Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County

This road is also an ATV trail so during a weekend there is a lot more traffic on this gravel road.

Jun 8

Rory Williams

Location: Wild Rose Fish Hatchery
Waushara County

Jun 8

Daniel Jackson

Location: Stolte Road
Burnett County

Jun 8

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Off of Hwy78 between Sauk City and Mazomanie
Dane County

Red Admiral caterpillars have tied up Stinging Nettles leaves with silk strands to make a leaf nest to protect them. Quite a few leaves are closed up but not as completely over-run as they did in the invasion year 2012! Photo shows a Red Admiral caterpillar sewing a Nettles leaf shut.

Red Admiral caterpillar

Red Admiral caterpillar

Jun 8

Rory Williams

Location: Karner Blue Meadows SNA
Waushara County

Many Karner's but a real slow day for other species

Jun 9

Fern Springs

Location: Woodsy area of my yard in Garden Valley
Jackson County

4-5 PM, overcast, 60s

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 9

Roger Zimmermann

Location: Hatley - Town of Reid
Marathon County

There were Juvenal's in the area but this one looked a little different

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jun 9

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Kohler-Andrea State Park
Sheboygan County

Sanderling Nature Center boardwalks by the beach

Jun 9

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 9

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Bull Falls Area, Pine R.
Florence County

Many Canadian Tigers along roads in NW Florence Co.

Jun 9

Fred Dike

Location: Sauk Prairie Recreation area
Sauk County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 9

April Stanke

Location: My Yard In Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 9

April Stanke

Location: My Yard In Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Also saw two unknown skippers that were mating.

Jun 9

Mike Gruenke

Location: Bay Lakes Industrial Park south side of Shawano
Shawano County

There were a lot of these flying around on the north end of the pond.

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Jun 10

Joe Raboin

Location: Lake Wazeecha
Wood County

Observed in a restored prairie area near the lake

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 10

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh in Madison
Dane County

Jun 10

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Elliot & Windsor Dam Rds/FRs 2175 & 2174
Forest County

Many Canadian Tigers along all roads in NW Florence and NE Forest Co's. 2 unknown elfins and 3 Black-banded Orange - Epelis truncataria - in small bog just S. of intersection.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Jun 10

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard milkweed garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Very sunny and windy day!

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 10

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 10

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: On Fromier Rd. 1/2 mi N of Fromier & Butternut Rds/FRs 2480 & 2181
Forest County

Many Canadian Tigers along roads.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 11

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Sawyer Cr on Haystack/Pine R Rd/FR 2182
Forest County

Canadian Tigers everywhere - several clusters (6-12+) "endocanabelizing) fallen comrades of vehicle collisions. We estimated about 1/mi driven on average no matter road type - Hwys to gravel forest roads.

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 11

Tim Fenske

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Machimus notatus/virginicus

Machimus notatus/virginicus

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 11

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Small Bog and roadside On Jone's Dam Rd 1mi SE of Divide Rd. 3mi SE of Butternut L.
Forest County

Small bog with large areas of dense Maianthemum trifolium (Three-leaved False Solomon's-seal).

Three-leaved False Solomon's-seal

Three-leaved False Solomon's-seal

Three-leaved False Solomon's-seal

Three-leaved False Solomon's-seal

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

★ = New county photo record

Jun 11

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Jct of Long L Rd/FR 2168 & Hwy 55
Forest County

Canadian Tigers everywhere, at least 10 more along Long L. Rd. Those at this Jct. "endocannibilizing" fallen comrades hit by vehicles.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 11

Ricki Bishop

Location: Gillingham
Richland County

Many Giant Swallowtails and Eastern Tiger Swallowtails on Dame’s Rocket.

Giant Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 12

Fern Springs

Location: Garden Valley
Jackson County

Red-spotted Purple and Red Admiral in my yard.
Common Ringlet and Northern Crescent in neighbor's yard.
3-5 PM, somewhat overcast

Jun 13

Fred Dike

Location: Newport Lake Trail- Mirror Lake St Pk
Sauk County

breezy

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 13

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Didn't realize the "rather small Monarch" was a Viceroy until I got closer (rarely seen in our yard); it was nectaring on the rue we planted for the BSTs. The Red-Spotted Purple never came down from the trees.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 13

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Bayshore Blufflands SNA
Door County

eastern tent caterpillar, Malacosoma americanum

eastern tent caterpillar

eastern tent caterpillar

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Jun 13

Bonnie Booth

Location: Clam Lake
Sawyer County

Jun 13

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Very windy 70 degree day. Spotted this raggedy Red Admiral enjoying the nectar on my pincushion plant.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 13

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Jun 13

Halley Minser

Location: Sauk Creek Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 13

Mike Reese

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Two mated pairs of Monarchs

Jun 13

Fred Dike

Location: S Lyndsey St
Iowa County

Jun 14

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

57 degrees and cloudy.

Jun 14

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Rush Creek Road
Crawford County

Jun 14

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Another very windy day!

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 14

Dave Frankson

Location: Hillcrest Lane, Town of Oregon, WI
Dane County

Jun 14

Fred Dike

Location: Fern Dell Trail- Mirror Lake St Pk
Sauk County

breezy

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 14

Pam Campbell

Location: Rustic Road 89
Dunn County

Seen while birding BB Atlas Menomonie South block. FAR too windy for good photos, but my first Giant of the season.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 15

SWBA Butterfly Field Trip

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association. Led by Douglas Buege and Tom and Kathy Brock. 28 butterfly watchers. The weather forecast had been 60% rain chance and mostly cloudy. But on the 15th we got lucky: it was sunny and no rain! We found 15 species and a Fox Snake.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Eastern Foxsnake

Eastern Foxsnake

Jun 15

Halley Minser

Location: Estabrook Park
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 15

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Glocke lake Bog
Oconto County

In the last 4 calendar years that we have surveyed here during the Bog Fritillary flight we found 96 to 196 Bog Fritillaries per visit. These were, in order, our 4th, 3rd, 1st, and 2nd highest Bog Fritillary counts on any bog during the 33 years we've been looking for them.

Jun 15

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: County I Bog
Marinette County

Jun 15

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: County I/Parkway Road Barrens
Marinette County

1/2 mile route. We saw one unidentified elfin and several unidentified duskywings or cloudywings.

Jun 15

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Not many butterflies, buy numerous Red Admiral and Monarch caterpillars seen

Jun 15

Terry Mortier

Location: Cedar Hills Park, Town of Hudson
St. Croix County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 15

Judith Huf

Location: Falk Park
Milwaukee County

Sunny and 70 degrees. Besides the butterflies, there were many Ctenucha Moths and a few White-spotted Sable moths and many beautiful Golden-backed Snipe Fly.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 15

Pamela Skaar

Location: Big Hill Token Creek Conservancy, Windsor
Dane County

Blooming red clover was attractive to the butterflies. The Silver-spotted Skipper males seemed to be setting up territories by sitting with their dorsal wing surface exposed on grasses, and shrubs from 4' to 25'. Female skippers were actively courted by males. One female followed a male to his perch 25' up in a tree but she was not receptive to mating. Another nectaring female ignored the male, who was touching her, for about 2 minutes. When a second male appeared, the courting male took off, circling with the new male. He did not return to court the nectaring female. Another male chased a Monarch out of his territory. A SS Skipper at the woodland edge was visiting creeping charly blooms. Pearl Crescent males were also swirling around each other but no courting was observed.

Jun 15

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

No photos today - doing restoration work.

Jun 15

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Fair Meadows State Natural Area
Rock County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

Jun 15

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Seven bogs in Nicolet National Forest and 2 other bogs
Forest County

Same bogs as June 1 but we today we surveyed three additional extremely wet bogs that we skipped June 1. 8 of the Jutta Arctics were north of Wolf Lake (N of Forest Road 2182) between 0.0 and 0.2 mile south of the snowmobile trail. 5 Juttas were in the bog south of FR 2182 midway between FR 2176 going north and FR 2414 going south (1.4 miles from each junction). Otherwise this Jutta count is tiny for an odd year in this part of the state. All but nine of the swallowtails were along forest roads, not on bogs.

Jun 15

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Whitnall Park, Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

930-1130am. Finally saw a Baltimore Checkerspot!!! I tried following it, but it was so fast and gone before I knew it. I really wanted a photo.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 16

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Baileys Harbor Boreal Forest And Wetlands SNA
Door County

Monarchs laying eggs on common milkweed.

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 16

Terry Mortier

Location: Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

American Lady

American Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

★ = New county photo record

Jun 17

Kyla Stephenson

Location: Janesville
Rock County

I went to dead head my hanging geranium basket and it is just perched on a flower. It has been there for hours now.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 17

Larry McNaughton

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 17

Oliver Burrus

Location: Necedah NWR - Visitors Center Trails and Boghaunter
Juneau County

Jun 17

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 17

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Elbe Road
Oconto County

Jun 17

Marci Lanois

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge - Lupine Loop Trail
Juneau County

Sunny with temps near 68 degrees. A light breeze was blowing.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 17

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Rettenmund Prairie, Black Earth
Dane County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 17

Fred Dike

Location: Mill Dam Rd
Iowa County

Jun 17

Marci Lanois

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

It was a sunny day with temps around 68 degrees, and a light breeze. All butterflies were found at Sandhill Wildlife Area. Also one unidentified tiger swallowtail.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Jun 17

Mike Reese

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

Also one tiger swallowtail sp.

Jun 17

Rory Williams

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

Jun 17

Mike Reese

Location: Wild Rose CE atlas block
Waushara County

First butterflies I have seen after three raining, cloudy, cool days. Seen while atlasing.

Jun 17

Jennie Lanzendorf

Location: Great Sauk Trail, Prairie Du Sac, WI, USA
Sauk County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 17

Kate Redmond

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

and newly-hatched orbweavers, too.

orbweavers

orbweavers

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 17

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Solitude (Logerquist) Nature Preserve, Logerquist Rd., about 5mi N of Jacksonport
Door County

Chalk-Fronted Corporal juvenile & male (Ladona julia).
2 unknown tiger swallowtails

Chalk-Fronted Corporal

Chalk-Fronted Corporal

Chalk-Fronted Corporal

Chalk-Fronted Corporal

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 17

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Glacial Drumlin State Trail - Lake Mills Crepaco spur
Jefferson County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 17

Paul Doxsee

Location: Little Plover River
Portage County

(Notice that this is an obvious hybrid between the Red-spotted Purple and White Admiral. MR)

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Jun 17

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Froemming Park
Milwaukee County

Jun 17

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Just a few observations at about 1:30 in the PM, Sunny and about 60 degrees

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 17

Zachery Milbrandt

Location: Montfort
Grant County

Sedge meadow/wet meadow. 67 deg F, 7 mph NW wind

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jun 18

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm along Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 18

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Gordon Lodge, about 6mi NE of Baileys Harbor
Door County

3 unknown tiger swallowtails

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Jun 18

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen SNA
Winnebago County

Jun 18

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center near Newburg
Ozaukee County

lots of large, butterfly-like Virginua Ctenucha moths. Beautiful Golden-backed snipe flies.

Golden-backed Snipe Fly

Golden-backed Snipe Fly

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 19

Marci Lanois

Location: Bauer-Brockway Barrens
Jackson County

Temps were in the low to mid 70's with a slight breeze. It was sunny.

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 19

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: On a bush near our cabin in Winter
Sawyer County

A Swallowtail and Monarch were both sipping nectar on a flowering bush near our cabin. The Swallowtail tried unsuccessfully to chase the Monarch away. Quite a few Monarchs out flying today.

Monarch

Monarch

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 19

Oliver Burrus

Location: Sandhill SWA
Wood County

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 19

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Falk Park
Milwaukee County

I also had 27 wood ticks on me!!! I didn't have 1 the entire month of May, while out taking photos of birds, but all of a sudden they're everywhere!

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 19

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Jun 19

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 19

Douglas Buege

Location: Sullivan Springs Road
Oconto County

Saw the bear on two feet and got a little scared. Took the pic of bear on one foot from vehicle.

Cicada

Cicada

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Black Bear

Black Bear

Black Bear

Black Bear

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 19

Fred Dike

Location: Hay Rd
Iowa County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 20

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie SNA
Dane County

Fritillaries mating.

Jun 20

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens near County Hwy X
Wood County

These are lupine sites where we monitor Karner Blues each brood. We saw 37 male, 33 female, and 2 unknown gender Karner Blues.

Jun 20

D Nussbaum

Location: Guth Road
Waupaca County

Monarch

Monarch

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 20

D Nussbaum

Location: Ihde Farm
Winnebago County

Red Admiral was laying eggs.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 20

Paul Doxsee

Location: Hull
Portage County

Dark morph on Autumn Olive

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 20

Paul Doxsee

Location: Custer
Portage County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 20

Daniel Jackson

Location: Espe Pond fishing area, Hwy 27 north of Melvina
Monroe County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

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

Jun 20

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

I was working on the prairie today and didn't have my camera at the ready.

Jun 20

Halley Minser

Location: Kemp Research Station
Oneida County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 20

Oliver Burrus

Location: Necedah NWR - Lupine Loop
Juneau County

Butterfly activity was pretty slow, lots of dog ticks though, had over 25 on me.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Jun 20

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Jun 20

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: On my raspberry bushes in Stoughton
Dane County

Jun 20

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 20

Douglas Buege

Location: Elbe Road
Oconto County

Jun 20

Rory Williams

Location: State Land on Cty E, West Parking Area
Green Lake County

Great day for species count, maybe my best day ever if we combine the two sites

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

European Skipper

European Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

★ = New county photo record

Jun 20

Rory Williams

Location: Public Land on Cty E, East Parking Area
Green Lake County

First Nessus Sphinx that I recall seeing here in WI. Also saw four different varieties of bumblebees. Karners were mainly worn females, but there were a couple fresh specimens

Nessus Sphinx

Nessus Sphinx

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

★ = New county photo record

Jun 20

Terry Mortier

Location: Along Baer Rd. near the intersection with Sherman Rd. The north edge of Hudson.
St. Croix County

Hot windy day . Walked about 1/2 mile in the ditch filled with a variety of plants but mainly birdsfoot trefoil, poison ivy, sumac, and grass. I also saw a very large number of unidentified skippers.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 20

Stan Rehm

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

I presume many of the 8-10 Tiger spp were Canadian, but hard to photograph/identify on this windy day

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Tiger Swallowtail sp.

Tiger Swallowtail sp.

Jun 20

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: On a large rock right outside our cabin in Winter
Sawyer County

The Silvery Checkerspot was sunning itself while resting on a large rock near our cabin door.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

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

Jun 21

Douglas Buege

Location: Setting Lake Road
Langlade County

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

Jun 21

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 21

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: On the driveway by our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

These two Northern Crescents spent quite a long time sunning themselves in the driveway.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 21

Terry Mortier

Location: Willow river state park.
St. Croix County

Overcast very windy afternoon. Roadside in southwestern corner of the park. I also saw 10+ unidentified skippers.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

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

Jun 21

Kate Redmond

Location: Blue Goose Road near the entrance of the UWM Field Station
Ozaukee County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Virginia Ctenucha Moth

Virginia Ctenucha Moth

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 21

Mike Reese

Location: Scott Lake Rd.
Forest County

Looking for Greenish Blues. Found nine fresh males.

Jun 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Four kettlehole bogs near Drummond
Bayfield County

Roger Lake, Crane Lake, and two bogs at Wishbone or "Rainbow" Lake.

Jun 21

Steve Thiessen

Location: Lake Barney
Dane County

Jun 21

Judith Huf

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

A few butterflies today in the sunny weather away from the cold lake breezes. My camera battery died so not many photos.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

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

The Bog Fritillary and Jutta Arctic counts are below average for here.

Jun 21

Fred Dike

Location: ice age trail area-Devils Lake State Park
Sauk County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 21

Darleen Horman

Location: West Bend, Rolfs Ave.
Washington County

First time seeing a Nessus Sphinx moth. It was trying to fly out of a glass-walled shelter. I helped him find the way out.

Jun 21

Douglas Buege

Location: Jones Spring Road
Oconto County

The lady's slipper was cool, but the crab spider sitting on top, using its chameleon-like powers, really made my day.

Yellow Lady's Slipper

Yellow Lady's Slipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Harvester

Harvester

Jun 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bogs south of Cornucopia
Bayfield County

Pine Lake bog near Forest Road 236, and a bog near Mount Valhalla.

Jun 21

Faith Howe

Location: Madison WI - back yard
Dane County

These pictures were taken right outside my kitchen window this morning.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 22

Fred Dike

Location: Hay Rd
Iowa County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 22

Rory Williams

Location: Uihlein Wildlife Production Area
Winnebago County

Jun 22

D Nussbaum

Location: CB Park
Winnebago County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 22

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Minong Bog
Washburn County

The Harris' Checkerspot was in the ditch near the road.

Jun 22

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Three coastal bogs
Bayfield County

Port Wing Boreal Forest west, Bark Bay Slough, and Lost Creek Slough. The Arctic Skippers were in the roadside south of the bog.

Jun 22

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Clam Lake area bogs
Ashland County

Two wet bogs west and northwest of Clam Lake. The Wilderness Road bog 2.3 miles west of County Hwy GG is where we saw 1 or 2 Tawny Crescents. The road edge at this bog is a good spot to look for Dorcas Coppers and generally has interesting butterflies.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 22

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Caroline Lake Bog
Iron County

Jun 22

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Lost Land Lake Bog
Bayfield County

This is a giant kettlehole bog east of a rustic road south of County Hwy M, about 10 miles west of Clam Lake.

Jun 22

David Wittrock

Location: Lac du Flambeau
Vilas County

Along Plummer Lake Road.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

★ = New county photo record

Jun 22

Lester Doyle

Location: Wildenberg Sand Prairie (Lodi Town Park)
Columbia County

8:30 am - 9:30 am. sunny, mid-60's, not much activity, still cool.

Also found my first Ornate Snipe Fly (Chrysopilus ornatus)

Ornate Snipe Fly

Ornate Snipe Fly

American Lady

American Lady

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Jun 22

Taylor Rudie

Location: Caledonia
Racine County

The Red Admirals love our lilacs! They’ve been hanging out here all day.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 22

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Swamplovers Foundation, Cross Plains
Dane County

I didn't get photos of the American Lady or the Monarchs.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 22

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 22

SWBA FIELD TRIP

Location: Cherokee Marsh in Madison
Dane County

This was an annual field trip of the Southern Wis Butterfly Association. 28 butterfly watchers participated. We found 10 species which was the lowest number in the 9 years we have data! Presumably cold winter and cool spring is the cause. Hackberry Emperor landed on various people which is always enjoyable! Great Spangled Fritillary was absent indicating they are running late this year. Dorothy Legler took the photos.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 22

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Jun 22

Mike Reese

Location: Anvil Lake CE WBBA Block
Forest County

Seen while atlasing. All Indian Skippers landed on patches of Reindeer Moss in the barrens off Hwy 70.

Jun 22

Marci Lanois

Location: Bauer Brockway Barrens...a trail off of N Brockway Rd and FunMaker Rd
Jackson County

It was a sunny day with temps between 72-77 degrees. The wind was blowing between 10-15 mph.
We also saw 20+ Tiger Swallowtails, but couldn't tell if they were Eastern or Canadian.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Jun 22

Mike Reese

Location: Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County

The Mustard White was still the spring form with darkened veins. What is up with that; it’s summer!!

Jun 22

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

It's been many years since last seeing an Indian Skipper here.

Jun 22

Ron Arnold

Location: spruce/tamarack bog in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

There were quite a few Elfin Skimmers here today.

Jun 23

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Giant Swallowtail was spotted at 3:30 pm near Hickory and Oak trees. The observation time was 9:40 am - Noon.

Jun 23

D Nussbaum

Location: Shady Lane
Winnebago County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 23

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Dorthy Carnes County Park
Jefferson County

East prairie. Many Pearl Crescents mating.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

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

Jun 23

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail at Spring Rd.
Outagamie County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 23

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

First Euro skipper seen on farm. I'm sure more will soon be here.

Jun 23

Terry Mortier

Location: Kinnickinnic State Park
Pierce County

Wet afternoon with periods of light rain. I also saw a handful of unidentified grass skippers.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

★ = New county photo record

Jun 23

Mike Reese

Location: Point Beach State Forest
Manitowoc County

Jun 23

Stacy Baumeister

Location: Devils Lake state park
Sauk County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 23

Judith Huf

Location: Lions Den Natural Area
Ozaukee County

sunny and mild but still not a lot of butterflies right next to Lake Michigan. My first Great Spangled Fritillary of the year.

Jun 24

Richard Hansen

Location: Town of Mt Morris
Waushara County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 24

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Warm and damp and mostly cloudy. Found a tiny Monarch caterpillar on Milkweed.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 24

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Garden Valley
Jackson County

3-5PM, OVERCAST

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 24

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Post Farm Park pollinator garden, Shorewood Hills
Dane County

Monarch feasting on downy wood mint (along with 2 cabbage whites - not in picture)
A week earlier 6/17 spotted 4 small monarch caterpillars in this garden, but a day later they had all disappeared.

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 25

Joan Vennie

Location: Blawkhawk Ridge
Dane County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 25

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glenwood City
St. Croix County

Japanese Lilac tree in front yard - 6:15pm

Jun 25

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Buckhorn State Park
Juneau County

Partly sunny, 74 degrees. 8 species.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 25

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Not a lot of nectar sources yet here yet and many were nectaring on abundant irises. The Poke Milkweed had eight Monarch caterpillars on it. I also saw one tiger swallowtail sp.

Monarch caterpillar on Poke Milkweed

Monarch caterpillar on Poke Milkweed

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Sedge Sprite caught by Narrow-leaved Sundew

Sedge Sprite caught by Narrow-leaved Sundew

Grass Pink

Grass Pink

Jun 25

Lester Doyle

Location: Shoeneberg Marsh
Columbia County

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Sunny Mid-80s. Went looking for Bronze Coppers, found Karner Blues instead, first one seen on scat on the paved trail before the boardwalk...the other three in the same area.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

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

Jun 25

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Smith Slough and Sand Barrens SNA
Richland County

Unknown Moth

Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 25

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Good day on the prairie. Butterflies were mainly on the invasive flowers, none on the natives??

Jun 25

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Avoca Prairie and Savanna SNA
Iowa County

Very good visual of Painted Lady puddling with close-focusing binoculars at about 5ft to see the 4 smaller spots below - also fairly certain of 1 at Blue River earlier but just not 100%.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 25

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Bakken's Pond Unit Lower WI R.
Sauk County

Unknown dragonfly newly emerged.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 25

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Blue River Sand Barrens SNA
Grant County

No monarch butterflies today but they were here - caterpillar feeding on probably Short Green Milkweed (A. viridiflora). Female common Pondhawk; Blanding's Turtle.

Blending’s Turtle

Blending’s Turtle

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Jun 25

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Jun 25

Marci Lanois

Location: Hay Rd
Iowa County

It was a partly sunny day with temps around 75 degrees at 11:00 AM. There was little to no breeze. Besides the reported butterflies, I saw one unidentifiable yellow Sulphur that would not land.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 25

D Nussbaum

Location: Co I in Poy Sippi CE block
Waushara County

R-s Purple injured by a car.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 26

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In my garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny warm summer morning. Butterflies were enjoying my newly blooming Forget-me-nots.

Jun 26

Fred Dike

Location: County F near roadkill
Iowa County

Sunny and calm

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 26

D Ament

Location: Devil's Lake West Bluff Trail
Sauk County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 26

Pamela Skaar

Location: Big Hill Conservancy, Windsor, WI
Dane County

warmed up to about 80 F today. All the butterflies were in the prairie area of the property. Parsnip ans clover blooming. Clymene and Ctenucha moths plus many that are not so distinctive.

Jun 26

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Heights County Park, Waunakee, WI
Dane County

Large, white penstemon blooming. 1.4 miles. 13:00 - 14:20 About 80 F.

Jun 26

David Wittrock

Location: Powell Marsh
Vilas County

Morning walk entering at Vista Flowage.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Viceroy

Viceroy

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

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

Jun 26

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton, Public Boat Landing
Sauk County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 26

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center - trails in the area of the Interpretive Center
Ozaukee County

This is the first adult Baltimore Checkerspot I've photographed in at least a decade.

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 26

Pam Campbell

Location: Red Cedar Trail, south of Irvington
Dunn County

All before noon. 80 degrees and breezy.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 26

Tod Highsmith

Location: Brooklyn SWA
Dane County

Hot and humid midday hike.

Jun 26

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: West Knoll Area, UW Arb, Madison
Dane County

European Skipper

European Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

European Skipper

European Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 26

D Nussbaum

Location: Snake Creek Wetland Trail
Green Lake County

Walked the west end from Swamp Rd. to the bridge and then drove around and did the east end from St. Marie Rd. to the bridge. The Baltimore CSs were on the west end and the Harris CS was about half way to the bridge from the east.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Smoky Eyed Brown

Smoky Eyed Brown

Long Dash

Long Dash

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

European Skipper

European Skipper

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

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

Jun 26

Kenner Dull

Location: De Pere, Creamery Road
Brown County

On flowers in prairie garden

Jun 26

Carol Kubicek

Location: Hay Rd.
Iowa County

Sunny and warm.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 26

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Yellowstone Lake State Park
Lafayette County

Around 80 degrees and sunny. We found 20 species. Red Admiral was the most common, the descendants of the spring invasion. Silvery Checkerspots were the 2nd commonest butterfly. Also heard 2 Orchard Orioles, Henslow's Sparrow and Dickcissel. Saw a Cobra Clubtail (dragonfly).

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Cobra Clubtail

Cobra Clubtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 26

Kenner Dull

Location: De Pere
Brown County

One alone

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 26

Fred Dike

Location: County Hwy H
Iowa County

Sunny and calm

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 26

Mike Reese

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

First Wisconsin Variegated Fritillary of the year! also one orange grass skipper

Jun 26

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Warm (70 degrees) and sunny. Besides the butterflies saw 2 more Ctenuncha virginica moths

Virginia Ctenucha Moth

Virginia Ctenucha Moth

Question Mark

Question Mark

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 26

Mary Mirasola

Location: Public Boat Launch, Town of Delton, WI River Tributary
Sauk County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 27

Steve Van Dis

Location: Our yard, Caledonia, north of 4 Mile road near Wind Point
Racine County

A large number of Red Admiral Butterflies are in our front garden... going on 3 days now.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 27

David Wittrock

Location: Lac du Flambeau
Vilas County

Along Statenaker Lane

Jun 27

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Not a lot of great nectar sources here yet, but I was surprised to find only one Red Admiral.

Jun 27

Rory Williams

Location: Wild Goose Trail
Fond du Lac County

First American Snout for me in Wisconsin.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

American Snout

American Snout

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 27

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail - Manitowoc to Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

I was mainly looking for newly emerged Red Admirals

Jun 27

Richard André Rivard

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

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 27

Kerstyn Perrett

Location: Spread Eagle Barrens State Natural Area
Florence County

Moderately wooded upland site in the NE corner of the "Roaches Lane" Unit. South of the Pine River, east of the Menominee River.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jun 27

Becky Davis

Location: Cherokee Marsh Area, Madison
Dane County

Taking refuge from a sudden summer storm on the screen door.

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Jun 28

David Wittrock

Location: Lac du Flambeau
Vilas County

Along Plummer Lake Road

Jun 28

Terry Mortier

Location: Kinnickinnic State Park
Pierce County

Hot muggy late afternoon. All butterflies were seen on or along a gravel road along the southern edge of the park. Incredible numbers of European skippers, northern crescents, and Hackberry emperors.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

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

Jun 28

Mary Mirasola

Location: Back Yard, Town of Delton, edge of woodland
Sauk County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 28

Fred Dike

Location: Fern Dell Trail- Mirror Lake St Park
Sauk County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 28

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Milwaukee County Sports Complex
Milwaukee County

Finally some skippers! 3-5pm, sunny and hot.

Jun 28

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Janesville Rotary Gardens
Rock County

Sunny and in the 80's after a morning of heavy rain.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 28

Terry Mortier

Location: Birkmose Park, Hudson Wi
St. Croix County

Very hot muggy late morning. The American ladies were fresh.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 28

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Post Farm Park Pollinator Garden, Shorewood Hills
Dane County

2 Red Admirals feeding and 2 Cabbage Whites dancing above and feeding on downy wood mint.

Jun 28

Sandi Brunette-Hill

Location: Cedarburg Bog
Ozaukee County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jun 29

Mike Reese

Location: Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County

I only walked a mile from Hwy 139. Still little nectar sources.

Jun 29

Ron Cascarano

Location: Backyard in city of Kenosha
Kenosha County

Jun 29

Judith Huf

Location: Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
Milwaukee County

Hot and sunny. Besides the butterflies, saw a few tiny White-spotted Sable moths. Because my camera broke a couple of days ago, I had to take all my photos with my iPhone. (Much harder to get close.)

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

White-spotted Sable

White-spotted Sable

Monarch

Monarch

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 29

Janet Barthel

Location: Retzer Nature Center, Town of Genesee
Waukesha County

Survey led by Pat Fojut. Hot day, partly cloudy. 80 degrees. Surveyed from 10:10-12:45.

No ID on dark swallowtail and unknown skipper

Jun 29

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Beautiful day - mid-70's, light breeze. I walked the prairie loop north of the buildings. The ninebark shrubs in back of the clubhouse are in full bloom - I had 23 Red Admirals before I walked away from the building.

American Lady

American Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 29

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Token Creek Co Park
Dane County

Many Virginia Ctenucha Moths (Ctenucha virginica) feeding on Wild Parsnip.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Virginia Ctenucha Moth

Virginia Ctenucha Moth

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 29

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Cherokee Marsh SNA
Dane County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 29

Mike Reese

Location: WBBA Anvil Lake CE block
Forest County

Seen while atlasing

Jun 29

Christine Sanson

Location: Pleasant Prairie
Kenosha County

The first year that we have seen our Privet Hedge that has bloomed with sweet smelling white blossoms in our backyard near a wetland filled with Red Admirals. I estimated 50 butterflies along 125 feet of privet hedge feeding on the white blossom nectar.

Jun 29

Rory Williams

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

Jun 29

Terry Mortier

Location: Roadsides and county forest land in two general areas. North of Hwy 63 between Trego and Earl and East of Hwy 63 between barronett and Shell lake
Washburn County

Hot muggy calm afternoon. Numerous stops/locations along gravel rds and section fire lanes.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 29

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Wildlife area
Portage County

We walked 5.5 miles in the grassland together and each walked 1 different mile of roadside. We think that in large populations Gray Coppers probably emerge barely before Regal Fritillaries, but that usually we do not survey in that tiny bit of time with Gray Coppers before Regals and end up seeing our first ones of both species the same day. This time we had one probable Regal Fritillary that doesn't count because this butterfly was too far away through heat haze and could have been something else. We chose some areas mainly to look for Bronze Coppers and probably got our highest daily count here ever. The Monarch brood that usually emerges in early July was already strongly evident, and we think Monarchs will have very high numbers here in July as in 2018.

Jun 29

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Wildlife area
Adams County

Mainly trying to find Purplish and Bronze Coppers.

Jun 29

Marci Lanois

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

It was a sunny, warm, humid day with temps reaching 90 degrees.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 29

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

1 of the Red Admirals was very fresh and vibrant!

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 30

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 30

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

79 degrees and sunny. Also saw many Ctenucha virginicas, So many Little Wood-Satyrs I had to stop counting and estimate.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 30

Jerry Newman

Location: Jordan Township
Green County

Jun 30

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail - Manitowoc to Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

seen on a walk after the rains