Butterfly sightings for July 2019

Jul 1

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

This is going to be quite a week for Monarchs for us. Last week we had 6 eclose and fly away. By midday today 11 more had eclosed, some of whom are still hardening their wings. And we have about 45 more waiting in their chrysalises; they will probably eclose by the end of this week. But no new eggs in the garden for days now. Hopefully the next generation will get started ovipositing soon.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 1

Douglas Buege

Location: Elbe Road
Oconto County

Jul 1

Rory Williams

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

(Note: The Painted Lady has the small white marks that are usually seen on the American Lady. This is the first time I have ever seen them on a Painted Lady! Mike)

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 1

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jul 1

Ginny Nelson

Location: My Middleton yard
Dane County

There is a good chance this very fresh American Lady was once one of the caterpillars I saw on my pussytoes. Plant it and they will come!

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 1

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Warm, sunny and humid. Since my camera is still broken, I had to carefully crawl up to some of the butterflies to take a photo with my cell phone. The Red-spotted Purple was on the beach.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 1

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Around noon on a hot sunny and humid day.

Jul 1

Sally Drew

Location: Madison
Dane County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 1

Alex Harman

Location: Spring Green SNA
Sauk County

Just a short stop, but Little Yellow was a nice surprise!

Jul 1

Mike Reese

Location: Newport Beach SP
Door County

Jul 1

Mud Lake NABA Butterfly Count

Location: Rocky Run, Mud Lake, Schoenenberg Marsh
Columbia County

Conducted by Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association. This was the 31st annual Mud Lake count. 5 people counted within a 15-mile diameter circle for a total of 12.5 hours. We began with light rain but unexpectedly the sky cleared up and became sunny! Temperature up to 85 degrees. 396 individuals of 28 species were found. Numbers were about average but species were below average. Individuals were inflated by a few species with unusually high count: American Lady was highest of last 25 years; Red Admiral was 3rd highest in 31 years; Least Skipper and Pearl/Northern Crescent were the highest in 31 years. Finally, we re-found on this count, the Karner Blue originally found and reported by Lester Doyle! (Count information from Goose Pond will be added in when we receive it.) Thanks to all the counters! Bronze Copper and N Crescent photos by Jim Otto. Rest by Karl Legler.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jul 1

Kenner Dull

Location: De Pere garden
Brown County

Silver spotted skipper.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 1

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In my yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Two cabbage whites were flying in circles (dancing) and the other two were visiting all the flowers in the garden. Mid-afternoon, very hot and humid.

Jul 1

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Greene Prairie, UW Arb, Madison
Dane County

Meadowhawk (Sympetrum sp.)

Meadowhawk sp.

Meadowhawk sp.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jul 2

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Scouting for my upcoming NABA count, looking to find out if there are any Karner Blues or Common Ringlets left.

Jul 2

Douglas Buege

Location: Unnamed lake in Bonita Country SNA
Oconto County

Lake is 1/2 mile south of Temple Lake.

Jul 2

Judith Huf

Location: County Grounds
Milwaukee County

Visited about 3pm. Hot and humid and sunny. Storm drove me out after about 45 minutes. Lots of Ctenucha virginica and Haploa moths (got a photo of a Haploa reversa. Strong breezes made it difficult to see the butterflies well. They didn't want to settle so many went un-counted.

Reversed Haploa

Reversed Haploa

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 2

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jul 2

Carol Kubicek

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

It was overcast and drizzling for part of the day. Temp was in the 70s

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

American Lady

American Lady

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Great Spangled Fritillary, Aphrodite Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary, Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 2

Mike Reese

Location: Haushalter Ln., Northern Kettle Moraine
Fond du Lac County

Although I have seen a few Eyed Brown nectaring, this was the first time I have ever seen an Appalachian Brown nectaring.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 2

Mike Reese

Location: Spruce Lake Bog SNA
Fond du Lac County

Pitcher Plant

Pitcher Plant

Grass Pink

Grass Pink

Jul 2

Pam Campbell

Location: Muddy Creek Sedge Meadow
Dunn County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jul 2

Terry Mortier

Location: T33N R15W Sec.12 (Clayton Twp). VPA program property #378
Polk County

Very hot and muggy around noon.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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

Jul 2

Allie Kroll

Location: South side Sheboygan residential neighborhood.
Sheboygan County

Today I spotted 4 Red Admiral butterflies perching on the lemon thyme plant in our garden. Time of day was approximately 2pm. Temperature was 75 degrees F, 74% humidity.

Jul 2

Tod Highsmith

Location: Swamp Lover's Preserve, just west of Cross Plains
Dane County

A scouting trip for the July 4 SWBA dragonflies/butterflies field trip. Also saw 9 spp. of dragonflies.

Jul 2

Joan Vennie

Location: Pope conservancy
Dane County

No sunflowers yet, but the Red Admirals were enjoying the prairies.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 3

Carol Kubicek

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

All sightings between 11-3:30. Weather was between 75-88 degrees.

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jul 3

Richard André Rivard

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

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jul 3

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Warm, humid, hazy sun. Besides the butterflies had a Greyish Fan-Foot moth. Tried out my new camera today. Nice sharp photos except the out-of-focus Least Skipper. The American Lady had a torn rear wing.

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Greyish Fan-Foot (moth)

Greyish Fan-Foot (moth)

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jul 3

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

11 more eclosed today. We have found that a thistle feeder in direct sunlight makes a perfect staging place for final wing-hardening and battery-charging before departure.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 3

Douglas Buege

Location: La Fave and Bucks Ranch Roads
Oconto County

Jul 3

Douglas Buege

Location: Chickadee and Bucks Ranch Roads
Oconto County

Jul 3

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In my backyard milkweed garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Jul 3

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and County N
Waushara County

Jul 3

David Wittrock

Location: Powell Marsh
Vilas County

Walk in Powell Marsh starting at Vista Flowage parking area and continuing to the path along Homestead Lake - and back.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

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

Jul 3

Ron Arnold

Location: NABA Sandhill/Seneca Count
Wood County

32 species and 285 individuals. This is very close to my lowest numbers for all 29 years for this count. The Common Ringlets that I saw yesterday were absent today, but the Checkered White sighting made up for it. Hairstreaks and Skippers had very low numbers, but all individuals were fresh and they may be just at the beginning of their flights. The swans are Trumpeters, and they paid little attention to me.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Trumpeter Swans

Trumpeter Swans

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jul 3

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Saw multiples of each species pictured here including Monarchs which were not photographed.

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 4

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Allen Centennial Garden, UW-Madison Campus
Dane County

Jul 4

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Small bog next to CTH M just E of Deer Fly Trail
Chippewa County

No Coppers and few cranberry plants seen at this bog only about 3mi from bog lake visited just prior today. Robber Fly (Asilus sericeus) "hugging" European Skipper? This dragonfly (American Emerald - Cordulia shurtleffli?) patrolled around us most of the time, feasting on the fattened deer flies feasting on us!

American Emerald

American Emerald

Asilus sericeus with a European Skipper

Asilus sericeus with a European Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jul 4

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Small bog lake next to a paved road, NE Chippewa Co. Forest
Chippewa County

Many copper butterflies; stopped counting Bog Coppers after ID'ing 10 perched bright males. We were not as confident with Dorcas and others. Many cranberry flowers and some Marsh Cinquefoil. Roadside of grasses and Spreading Dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium). Many Dorcas chasing and nectaring among the dogbane.

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Marsh Cinquefoil

Marsh Cinquefoil

European Skipper

European Skipper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 4

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Milkweed near our cabin in Winter
Sawyer County

One of the milkweed patches on our property in Winter, WI. Milkweed is the healthiest it's been in years. So nice to see Monarchs flying all over our property.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 4

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: By our cabin in Winter
Sawyer County

Butterflies were enjoying the nectar of the Sweet William flowers blooming near our cabin. Early 82 degree sunny afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jul 4

Tonissa VerHaagh

Location: City of Green Bay, my home.
Brown County

I found a Black Swallowtail caterpillar on my dill plants. I have a lot of Monarchs but I have not see a Black Swallowtail Butterfly, so this was a great find for me.

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Jul 4

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Swamp-Lovers Preserve (Cross Plains)
Dane County

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association field trip. 26 participants. 20 species. 11 species of dragonfly. Great fun!

Jul 4

Randy Powers

Location: Worchester Township
Price County

Gates Lk Rd west of Sailer Lk Rd. More clouds less sun, 68 degrees winds stronger. 1:45pm-3:45pm.
Note the Milberts Tortoise nailed by a Goldenrod Crab Spider. Its holiday feast meal! Found one Dorcas!

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

White Admiral

White Admiral

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 4

Randy Powers

Location: Worchester Township
Price County

Spruce Road just off Cty Trk-H. 10:30am-1:30pm, 74 degrees, windy, trying to cloud over but sun persists. Sixteen butterfly species observed. In search of the Dorcas Copper. Found Purplish instead!

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

European Skipper

European Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

White Admiral

White Admiral

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

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

Jul 4

Peter Fissel, Steve Thiessen, Pat Ready

Location: Spring Green SNA - East unit
Sauk County

Primarily a birding trip, but saw a few butterflies once it warmed up a bit. Lots of Monarchs floating about and visiting the milkweed patches. Pat has photos of some species.

Jul 4

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

I've also been watching and listening to a Black-billed Cuckoo for several days.

Jul 4

Douglas Buege

Location: Jones Spring Road
Oconto County

Jul 4

Mike Reese, Nancy Nabak

Location: Saxeville CE WBBA Block
Waushara County

Incidental observations while atlasing

Jul 4

Mike Reese, Nancy Nabak

Location: Wild Rose CE WBBA block
Waushara County

Incidental observations while atlasing

Jul 4

Rory Williams

Location: Pope Lake SNA
Waupaca County

American Lady

American Lady

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 4

David Wittrock

Location: Lac du Flambeau
Vilas County

Found during a late morning walk along my driveway.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 4

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Dane County

Trail from Clark to Park St.

Jul 4

Marci Lanois

Location: Seneca & Wood County Wildlife Area
Wood County

It was a very humid, hot day with temps near 90 degrees. There was a slight-moderate breeze.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jul 4

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield Township
Walworth County

Seen on grasses in my native garden.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 4

Joan Vennie

Location: Military Ridge trail, Verona section
Dane County

Mid-morning, high 70's. Milkweed and thistles in bloom. Pleased to find the Banded Hairstreaks.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 4

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton, front yard, driveway
Sauk County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jul 5

Alex Harman

Location: Sauk-Prairie Recreation Area
Sauk County

Also about 30 Ghost, 2 Festive, and 1 Big Sand Tiger Beetles (which were my primary focus).

Ghost Tiger Beetle

Ghost Tiger Beetle

Jul 5

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: On our property in Winter
Sawyer County

Watched several Monarch caterpillars devouring milkweed in a small patch at the end of our cabin driveway. Dozens of skippers on flowers throughout our property and many Monarchs flying from one milkweed patch to another throughout the day.

Monarch

Monarch

European Skipper

European Skipper

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jul 5

Randy Powers

Location: Worchester Township
Price County

Gates Lk Rd from Popple Creek to closed Riley Lk Rd. Approximately two mile stretch. 78 degrees, very humid, much vegetation still wet from last nights rain. 95% cloud cover - 12 noon to 2pm.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

White Admiral

White Admiral

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Jul 5

Riley Husted

Location: Riverwest
Milwaukee County

Jul 5

Pam Campbell

Location: Lake Menomin Park
Dunn County

All before noon so cool temps. The Hairstreaks flattened themselves on the Oak leaf for more warmth. Difficult to see, but I think Banded.

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

American Lady

American Lady

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Amberwing

Jul 5

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Milwaukee County Sports Complex/Froemming Park
Milwaukee County

11-1pm Sunny, hot and humid, 88 degrees.

Jul 5

Terry Mortier

Location: St. Joseph Town Hall , North of Hudson
St. Croix County

Overcast early afternoon

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 5

Pam Campbell

Location: Muddy Creek Sedge Meadow
Dunn County

Temps near 80, very humid. The most Painted Ladies I've seen at once. Also, one Tiger Swallowtail.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 5

Rory Williams

Location: Our Backyard in Neenah
Winnebago County

Basswood is in full bloom

Jul 5

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Jul 5

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail
Manitowoc County

Jul 5

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Pleasant Valley
Dane County

Upper 80's.

Holopogon sp.

Holopogon sp.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 5

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Baxter's Hollow
Sauk County

Upper 80's. Mid-afternoon. Numerous Ebony Jewelwings.

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

★ = New county photo record

Jul 5

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

4:30-5 pm. The Monarchs were very active chasing each other, then Red Admirals chased the Monarchs.

Jul 5

Randy Powers

Location: Worchester Township
Price County

Gates Lk Rd south from closed Riley Lk Rd to Fr-131"Sheep Ranch"
82 humid degrees, clouds all but gone, less wind, 2Pm-4Pm
No opportunities today for finding Copper butterflies! Saw both a Hummingbird & Snowberry Clearwing day moths this afternoon.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Long Dash

Long Dash

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

White Admiral

White Admiral

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

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

Jul 5

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Sauk-Prairie Rec Area
Sauk County

Late Afternoon.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 5

Fred Dike

Location: Ruppert Rd
Iowa County

roadside

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 5

Fred Dike

Location: Lovers Lane
Iowa County

roadside

Jul 5

Fred Dike

Location: Cty Hwy B west of Dodgeville
Iowa County

roadside, partly cloudy, 80s

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 5

Fred Dike

Location: Cty Hwy N near Avoca
Iowa County

roadside

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 5

Fred Dike

Location: Hay Rd near Avoca
Iowa County

early afternoon

American Lady

American Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Jul 5

Fred Dike

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway.west of Lone Rock off Moore Rd
Richland County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jul 5

Debbie Cravens

Location: 3814 Sunhill Drive, Town of Burke,
Dane County

Jul 5

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jul 6

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Minong Bog
Washburn County

Jul 6

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Four coastal bogs
Bayfield County

Bark Bay, Lost Creek, and Port Wing Boreal Forest West, and another Port Wing bog. We thought the Bog Fritillary flight would still be going but the flight virtually wasn't detectable on these bogs this year. The Bog Coppers were on a Port Wing bog that usually has the slowest phenology of any bog that we survey.

Jul 6

Scott and Ann Swengel

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

Same sites as June 21, but we surveyed the Bear and North Bear bog roadsides this time. Bog Coppers were confined to the two fastest sites at Moose Junction. We found Dorcas Coppers at 6 bogs. Jutta Arctics were at Milchesky 1.15, North Bear (2), and Bear.

Jul 6

Amy Franczak

Location: Kettle Moraine State Park Southern Unit Scuppernong Trail
Waukesha County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 6

D Nussbaum

Location: Shady Lane west end
Winnebago County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

American Lady

American Lady

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 6

Mike Reese

Location: Anvil Lake CE WBBAII atlas block
Forest County

Incidental while atlasing

Jul 6

D Nussbaum

Location: Dale Road
Winnebago County

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 6

Mike Reese

Location: Scott Lake Rd. Hwy 55 to Experimental Rd.
Forest County

Looking for female Greenish Blues, but only saw four males.

Jul 6

Richard André Rivard

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

Late afternoon

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 6

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

The Monarchs and Red admirals very active again this evening!

Jul 6

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jul 6

Douglas Buege

Location: Elbe Road
Oconto County

Jul 6

Aaron Carlson

Location: Boghaunter Trail, Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jul 6

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

14 hopeful participants showed up this gloomy morning. After a slow start we were rewarded with sunshine and butterflies. Several flowages were surveyed along with some wooded areas. Highlights for the participants included the skippers and hairstreaks along with the Bronze Coppers and Harris' Checkerspots. After the trip ended, a few of us traveled to a nearby bog and managed to find a single Bog Copper. Photos of the Harris' Checkerspot are courtesy of Sylvia Barbarich.

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jul 6

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Near our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Jul 7

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Caroline lake bog and roadsides
Iron County

We saw 3 Dorcas Coppers on the bog and one in one of two short roadside draws fronting the bog.

Jul 7

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Pine Lake near Forest Road 236
Bayfield County

Jul 7

Fred Dike

Location: S Lindsey St Dodgeville
Iowa County

roadside

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 7

Dana Brilla

Location: Backyard Lake Hallie, WI
Chippewa County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 7

Jodi Sweere

Location: Eagle Scouts Nature Trail, Hilbert, Wisconsin
Calumet County

Along the wooded path behind the pond.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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

Jul 7

Jodi Sweere

Location: Village retention pond, Hilbert, Wisconsin
Calumet County

Pond at the end of 12th Street, on the west edge, perching on Canadian thistle.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 7

Joan Vennie

Location: Badger Prairie
Dane County

Jul 7

Douglas Buege

Location: Stoehr Road
Oconto County

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 7

Jennie Lanzendorf

Location: Laws Drive, Mazomanie
Dane County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 7

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Four kettlehole bogs near Drummond
Bayfield County

Wishbone (or "Rainbow") Lake northwest and southeast bogs, Roger Lake, and Crane Lake. We saw 1 Bog Copper at Roger Lake and 41 at the two Wishbone Lake sites. After seeing no Dorcas Coppers for about the first 20 years of surveying Wishbone Lake, we've now found the species 3 years in a row there.

Jul 7

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing wild parsnips from the SNA

Jul 7

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

Sunny and in the 70's.

Jul 7

Madison NABA Butterfly Count

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

Conducted by Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association using binoculars. 8 counters counted for 21.2 party-hours and found 509 butterflies of 34 species. Monarchs were highest ever presumably because of plentiful milkweed. Scarce species found were Gray Hairstreak and the very rare stray, the Reakirt's Blue. Photo of Hickory and Reakirts below by Karl Legler, Reakirt's above and Gray Hairstreak by Pat Ready. The other two photos by Edgar Spalding.
Thanks to all the counters for an outstanding count!

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jul 7

Aarin Erickson

Location: Pleasant Valley township - my home
Eau Claire County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 7

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog near Caroline Lake
Ashland County

Jul 7

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: M/GG Bog
Ashland County

Just west of the junction of County Hwy GG and County Hwy M. Surveyed the National Forest part plus the roadsides. The Dorcas Coppers were on the roadside both north and south of County M.

Jul 7

Aarin Erickson

Location: Pleasant Valley township - my home
Eau Claire County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 7

Mike Reese

Location: Anvil Lake CE WBBAII Atlas block
Forest County

Observed doing breeding bird atlasing

haven't IDed these yet

haven't IDed these yet

Laphria sacrator

Laphria sacrator

Laphria huron?

Laphria huron?

Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle

Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle

Jul 7

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Hay Meadow Flowage, Chippewa Co. Forest
Chippewa County

Many Coppers flitting about; could only ID Bog Coppers but did not ID easily more than 100. Many flowering cranberries (probably both species - Vaccinium macrocarpon & oxycoccos) and Marsh Cinquefoils. Female & Male Elfin Skimmers - Special Concern (Nannothemis bella).

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Elfin Skimmer

Elfin Skimmer

Elfin Skimmer

Elfin Skimmer

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jul 7

Jeremy Meyer

Location: South Metro Pier
Milwaukee County

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jul 8

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: By our cabin in Winter
Sawyer County

Beautiful sunny day with lots of butterflies flying in the area.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jul 8

Aarin Erickson

Location: Eau Claire, Pleasant Valley township - my home
Eau Claire County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 8

Carol Kubicek

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway - Mazomanie Unit
Dane County

Sunny, 70s. Most butterflies were on or near the gravel roadway.

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 8

Carol Kubicek

Location: Sauk Prairie Recreation Area
Sauk County

Sunny, 70s. Most butterflies were found near the puddles in the roads
Also spotted some unidentifiable sulphurs, fritillaries, and ladies

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur, Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur, Orange Sulphur

Question Mark

Question Mark

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 8

Carol Kubicek

Location: Baxter's Hollow
Sauk County

Butterflies were found mainly in parking areas.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 8

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Whitnall Park/Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Question Mark

Question Mark

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 8

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening

Jul 8

Joan Vennie

Location: Military Ridge trail, Verona
Dane County

Sunny, mid-70's, morning walk on a wooded portion of the bike trail. The Hairstreaks were searching out the sunlit spots in the foliage. I was unable to ID another 6+ flying around a tall elderberry bush. Impossible to get any pictures.

Banded Hairstreak (aberrant)

Banded Hairstreak (aberrant)

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 8

Jay Watson

Location: Rosecrans backyard
Manitowoc County

Quick walk around the prairie planting. Calm, 80F, hazy sun cause of wildfires smoke.

Jul 8

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy, Black Earth
Dane County

We saw many butterflies on our long hike through the conservancy. This location provides prairie, oak savanna, and woods so there was a wide variety. The abundance of diverse native species also provides many nectar sources.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Monarch

Monarch

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 8

Northern Oconto County Count

Location: Survey circle
Oconto County

A strange year, with numerous butterflies counted for the first time, like Juvenal's and Northern Cloudywing. Our data confirms the popular belief that 2019 is running later than most years phenologically. Also, where did all the Silver-spotted Skippers hide in previous years? 11 counters!! Thanks to all who came, saw, and counted.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jul 9

Lee Shipley

Location: Sparta
Monroe County

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

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

Jul 9

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail
Manitowoc County

Jul 9

Joan Braune

Location: Madison - Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Jul 9

Rory Williams

Location: Horicon - Dike Road West Side
Dodge County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

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

Jul 9

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

Jul 9

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: UW-Madison Agricultural Research Station, Mineral Point Road
Dane County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 9

Tod Highsmith

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Monarchs were easily the most common (or perhaps most easily observable) butterfly species. Also saw a pair of Whooping Cranes and many Red-headed Woodpeckers.

Jul 9

Les M. Hoffman

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens near long pond with view of Lake Monina
Dane County

I immediately felt this was a special sighting. It was also photographed later in the herb garden area!

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Jul 9

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Jul 9

Deb Pritchard

Location: South of Beaver Dam, Dodge County
Dodge County

Found this Appalachian Brown hanging on my patio glass door.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 10

Rory Williams

Location: Horicon Marsh, Marsh Road east side
Dodge County

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jul 10

Janet Barthel

Location: Retzer Nature Center, Town of Genesee
Waukesha County

Surveyed from 1:15-4:00; very hot, humid day; recorded temp of 87 degrees; looked around buildings, then pond, restored prairies, fen, oak woodland; amazing amount of Monarchs

Jul 10

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Backyard milkweed and flower garden in Stoughton
Dane County

90 degree afternoon. Very sunny and hot and humid.

Jul 10

Douglas Buege

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

The Zebra covers a lot of ground. I saw it in the wetland area, the herb garden, and outside the grounds on Monona Drive. So be patient if you want to see it. It seemed to like Verbena bonariensis.

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Jul 10

Mary Mirasola

Location: Back yard, wetland woodland edge
Sauk County

is on the house gutter...shaded area that made pic difficult.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 10

30th Annual NABA Butterfly Count

Location: Within 15 mile diameter circle, centered near Centerville.
Trempealeau County

Counters were Karl & Dorothy Legler, Al Sheldon and Pat Schmid. We put in 7.3 hours of observation with binoculars. Hindered by more overcast skies than were forecast. We found 193 individuals of 31 species. Monarchs had the hightest density of the 30 years. There was quite a lot of milkweed on refuges. We found no Anglewings for the 1st time in 30 years. Photos by Dorothy.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

European Skipper

European Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

★ = New county photo record

Jul 11

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Prairie Haven Farm
Buffalo County

In a wetland area near the creek with tall sedges and willows. Terrible photos - from my phone. I went back with a camera, but couldn't find it.

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Jul 11

Joan Vennie

Location: Military Ridge Trail
Dane County

Jul 11

Kate Redmond

Location: private residence on Lake Michigan
Sheboygan County

Monarchs are drifting along the lakeshore.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 11

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Whitnall Park / Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

What a great afternoon for butterflies! I walked around the lower prairie and tree line on the east side of the upper prairie. Everything was seen in these areas. 130-430pm, sunny and hot. Sorry for the camera phone photos, I didn't have time to go through them yesterday.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 11

Mike Reese

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Five mated pairs of Monarchs

Jul 11

Katie O’Connor Steele

Location: 4313 Timber Dr, Colgate, WI 53017 (front yard)
Washington County

Found a Hickory Hairstreak, sipping on parsley, approximately 8:30 am, in my front yard.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

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

Jul 11

Richard Henderson

Location: Mounds View Grassland Preserve - A to Z subunit
Iowa County

In sedge meadow & wet prairie area

Jul 11

Pam Campbell

Location: Red Cedar State Trail south of Irvington
Dunn County

Seen while birding WI BB Atlas block Menomonie South NW. All before 1pm. Also one Tiger Swallowtail.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Viceroy

Viceroy

American Lady

American Lady

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Jul 11

Mike Gruenke

Location: Mountain Bay Trail west of Thornton
Shawano County

This one butterfly was the only one of it's kind.

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

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

Jul 11

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Clam Lake bogs
Bayfield County

Bogs on Lost Land Lake Road (bog surveyed) and on Wilderness Road 2.3 miles west of County Hwy GG (only the roadside surveyed, not the bog). The Dorcas Coppers were at the Wilderness Road bog, and the Bog Coppers on ht giant kettlehole east of Lost land Lake Road.

Jul 11

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Beautiful breezy morning. 75 and sunny.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 11

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Madison - west side garden
Dane County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 11

Bob Leary

Location: Lawsonia Links Golf Course
Green Lake County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 12

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Also, I included a photo of a Monarch ovipositing on common milkweed which is a first for me in terms of captures. :)

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 12

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

All before 12pm. Low 80s by noon, mostly sunny, breezy and humid.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Jul 12

Alex Harman

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Looking for insects with Dr. Mathew Brust. Edward's Hairstreaks were ridiculously abundant, up to 14 on a single milkweed plant! A freshly-emerged Regal Frit near Lupine Loop was a great surprise as well!

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Black Dash

Black Dash

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

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

Jul 12

Marci Lanois

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands - various roads North of Cty W
Portage County

Bright sunny day with temps near 80 degrees. I have never seen so many Fritillaries as I did today. They were everywhere!

Meadow Fritillary, Aphrodite Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary, Aphrodite Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Jul 12

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Several monarchs flying in the yard and stopping at the milkweed, lily buds, and coneflowers throughout the afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 12

Terry Mortier

Location: Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

Hot , windy afternoon.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

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

Jul 12

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Whitnall Park/Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Jul 12

David Wittrock

Location: Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

In my mom's backyard.

Jul 12

David Wittrock

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

On a driving/walking trip through the grasslands.

Jul 12

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton, my back yard
Sauk County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 12

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton, my back yard, on Bitternut Tree
Sauk County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 12

Jay Watson

Location: Rosecrans Yard
Manitowoc County

Pushing Dexter in the stroller. Saw the Pecks and attempted to use my phone for a photo but it flushed and I couldn’t relocate it.

Jul 12

Mike Gruenke

Location: Wiouwash Trail south of Tigerton about a mile
Shawano County

I saw 3 maybe 4 of these Hickory Hairstreaks flying and chasing each other. They were hard to approach, never landing and sitting for long. Hot, humid, very sunny and quite windy, about 3:00 pm. Poor picture but identifiable. This one landed in deep shade in heavy brush near the ground and stayed long enough for a couple of quick shots.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

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

Jul 13

Mike Reese

Location: Gilmanton NABA Count
Buffalo County

Jul 13

Judith Huf

Location: My garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

just casual while gardening on a very warm sunny day

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 13

Karl Legler

Location: Wisconsin portion of the Dubuque NABA Butterfly Count circle.
Grant County

The Wisconsin portion of the Dubuque NABA count. Up to 87 degrees. Karl and Dorothy Legler counted for 5.7 party hours. We found 19 species which was below average. This area has deteriorated over decades due to mowing, plant succession, invasive non-native plants, increase in habitat loss from development, climate changes and perhaps other factors.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 13

Grant Stevens

Location: near Spider Lake
Sawyer County

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jul 13

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake Mills, our back yard in the middle of town
Jefferson County

Monarch

Monarch

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 13

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: On milkweed in my backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Very hot and humid morning. Japanese beetles and bees were competing with the butterflies for a spot on the milkweed blossoms.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 13

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

Surveyed 40% of our Regal Fritillary long-term monitoring sites (20-23 years of data per site after this year's survey). On July 4 we only saw 1 Regal Fritillary, and on July 5 we saw 9. Today it was 10% sunshine on our surveys until 1 pm, then 80% sun. This is probably our highest Monarch count in a day anywhere except during fall migration.

Jul 13

Ann Thering

Location: My Garden
Dane County

I checked my Pawpaws, but alas, no Zebra cats. The Gray Hairstreak was first spotted IN my garage, super fresh. I relocated it to a nearby patch of New Jersey Tea. Also seen: a pretty hummingbird clearwing moth.

Jul 13

David Wittrock

Location: Bear Bluff Station
Jackson County

In the area to the east of Bear Bluff Station. While Atlasing for Birds.

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Jul 14

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Breezy 90 degree day.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 14

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Jul 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grassland
Adams County

20 minutes along Archer Road to check to see if we could find any 2nd brood Purplish Coppers yet.

Jul 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

Surveyed the rest of our Regal Fritillary long-term monitoring sites (20-23 years per site) here, and a few other patches. Today's butterflies were all counted more than a mile away from any place we counted yesterday. The Regal count for the long-term plots is probably a little above the long-term median. The Gray Copper totals are probably below average for 2006-2019, but far above the 1997-2005 average. This is probably our 2nd highest Aphrodite Fritillary total anywhere in one day -- highest count of more than 2,500 was here in July 2018. More than 98% of the Regal Fritillaries we've seen at Buena Vista this year were males.

Jul 14

Karen Deaton

Location: Devil's Lake State Park
Sauk County

We saw about a half dozen Red Admirals sunning themselves on the road on the west side of the lake.

Jul 14

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while doing wild parsnip removal. Also one unidentified large Fritillary.

Jul 14

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Warnimont Golf Course
Milwaukee County

925am-1215pm while golfing 18 holes.

Jul 14

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Milwaukee County Sports Complex/Froemming Park
Milwaukee County

3-415pm, sunny and hot. Rather slow afternoon

Jul 14

Mike Reese

Location: Saxeville CE WBBAII atlasing block
Waushara County

Incidental while atlasing

Jul 14

Judith Huf

Location: Falk Park
Milwaukee County

Warm and sunny. Besides butterflies, there were lots of lovely white moths which I think are Snowy Geometers, and a few Ctenucha virginicas.

Snowy Geometer (Moth)

Snowy Geometer (Moth)

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 14

Douglas Buege

Location: Logan Road
Oconto County

My first Oconto Co Baltimore since 2013. Also first Bog Copper at this site.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 14

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Latham Peak State Park in the restored prairie by the nature center and the butterfly garden
Waukesha County

Some very worn specimens

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 14

Laura Menefee

Location: Gardner
Door County

Hundreds in my linden (basswood) tree, which is in full flower

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 14

Jennifer Howard

Location: 1814 Elizabeth street
Brown County

Beautiful Red Admiral snuck in my office. I got him out unharmed.

Jul 15

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Butterflies found my zinnias today. Another hot and humid day.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jul 15

Mike Gruenke

Location: Wildwood Rd in the Navarino Wildlife Area
Shawano County

Looked along Wildwood Rd at about 3:00 pm. Hot, humid but windy, intermittent sun with rumblings of thunder from the north. There were a lot of butterflies along the wet spots along the road from an earlier down pour this morning. I saw more Satyrs/Browns but unsure of their identifications. Lots of Monarchs.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Jul 15

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Park Place Neighborhood, Madison, WI
Dane County

At the junction of the Yahara River and Lake Monona, there were 4 Monarchs, perhaps carried in that direction by the wind over the lake. There are neither nectar plants nor milkweed in the immediate area but surrounding neighborhood gardens abound with both.

Jul 15

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening

Jul 15

Pamela Skaar

Location: Marshall CE WBBA II block
Dane County

incidental while surveying for breeding birds from 7:20 - 12:50, 68 - 89 F. The orange sulfurs were all males on their clover filled territories. Lots of swirling going on between them but no females came through the area while I watched. A small portion of this block is in Jefferson County but little time was spent there.

Jul 15

David Wittrock

Location: Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

Mom's backyard.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 15

Carmenita Carlock

Location: Janesville
Rock County

In back yard, close to rock river.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 15

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Hot, humid, and sunny. Several Ctenucha virginicas also today.

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Jul 16

Lisa Masty (LisaMay)

Location: Howard
Brown County

Seen in the out door area of our green houses sitting on a rose.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 16

Alex Harman

Location: Kettle Moraine State Forest
Fond du Lac County

A fair number of assorted grass skippers too.

*Mike: I added two unidentified skipper photos. If you could add whatever species those are to my list (just as a + would work), that’d be great!

Black Dash

Black Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 16

Mike Reese

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Including 15 mated pairs of Monarchs

Jul 16

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Watched a female Monarch flying near the milkweed in my garden when another Monarch approached. They began 'circling' around the area and then fell to the grass in my neighbor's yard. Several Hairstreaks on the milkweed again today. Mostly sunny 85 degree day.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jul 16

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and County N
Waushara County

Incidentals while removing invasive flora.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye