Butterfly sightings for July 2019

Jul 1

Mike Reese

Location: Newport Beach SP
Door County

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

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

Douglas Buege

Location: Elbe Road
Oconto County

Jul 1

Sally Drew

Location: Madison
Dane County

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

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

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

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

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

Alex Harman

Location: Spring Green SNA
Sauk County

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

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 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 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

Joan Vennie

Location: Pope conservancy
Dane County

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

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

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

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

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

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

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

Douglas Buege

Location: Unnamed lake in Bonita Country SNA
Oconto County

Lake is 1/2 mile south of Temple Lake.

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: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

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 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

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

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and County N
Waushara County

Jul 3

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In my backyard milkweed garden in Stoughton
Dane County

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

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

Douglas Buege

Location: Chickadee and Bucks Ranch Roads
Oconto County

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

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 3

Douglas Buege

Location: La Fave and Bucks Ranch Roads
Oconto County

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 4

Mike Reese, Nancy Nabak

Location: Wild Rose CE WBBA block
Waushara County

Incidental observations while atlasing

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

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

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

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: Allen Centennial Garden, UW-Madison Campus
Dane County

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 4

Judith Huf

Location: Cahill Park, Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Not a whole lot of luck in the butterfly garden this afternoon. Did meet a Great Black Digger Wasp hunting for prey in the garden. Hope it doesn't eat all the Monarch caterpillars.

Great Black Digger Wasp

Great Black Digger Wasp

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

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 5

Rory Williams

Location: Our Backyard in Neenah
Winnebago County

Basswood is in full bloom

Jul 5

Riley Husted

Location: Riverwest
Milwaukee 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 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

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

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

Debbie Cravens

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

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: Ruppert Rd
Iowa County

roadside

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 5

Fred Dike

Location: Cty Hwy N near Avoca
Iowa County

roadside

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

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

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

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

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

Fred Dike

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

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jul 5

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

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

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Milwaukee County Sports Complex/Froemming Park
Milwaukee County

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

Jul 5

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail
Manitowoc 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 6

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

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

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

The Monarchs and Red admirals very active again this evening!

Jul 6

Judy Cardin

Location: Spring Green Preserve State Natural Area
Sauk County

On gravel near parking area with a group of Eastern Tailed-Blues

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue, Eastern Tailed-Blue

Reakirt's Blue, Eastern Tailed-Blue

Reakirt's Blue, Eastern Tailed-Blue

Reakirt's Blue, Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 6

Daniel Jackson

Location: Dry lake bog near Morse
Ashland County

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 6

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Minong Bog
Washburn County

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

Douglas Buege

Location: Elbe Road
Oconto County

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

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Near our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

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

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

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

Aaron Carlson

Location: Boghaunter Trail, Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

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

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

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

Dana Brilla

Location: Backyard Lake Hallie, WI
Chippewa County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

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

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Pine Lake near Forest Road 236
Bayfield 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: 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

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

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

Jeremy Meyer

Location: South Metro Pier
Milwaukee County

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

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

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

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

Sunny and in the 70's.

Jul 7

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing wild parsnips from the SNA

Jul 7

Joan Vennie

Location: Badger Prairie
Dane County

Jul 7

Fred Dike

Location: S Lindsey St Dodgeville
Iowa County

roadside

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 7

Jean Rawson

Location: Madison across from Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

I had never seen a butterfly like this before, certainly not in my front garden. I’m grateful it stuck around long enough for me to get its picture.

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Jul 8

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening

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

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 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

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

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

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

Pamela Hoyland

Location: Swartz farm, cty hwy A Colfax.
Chippewa County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

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

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

Jay Watson

Location: Rosecrans backyard
Manitowoc County

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

Jul 9

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

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

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 9

Lee Shipley

Location: Sparta
Monroe County

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

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

Jul 9

Joan Braune

Location: Madison - Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

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

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

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: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Jul 9

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail
Manitowoc County

Jul 9

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes nature Center and Preserve
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

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

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

Rory Williams

Location: Horicon Marsh, Marsh Road east side
Dodge County

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

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

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 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 11

Joan Vennie

Location: Military Ridge Trail
Dane County

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

Richard Henderson

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

In sedge meadow & wet prairie area

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

Mike Reese

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Five mated pairs of Monarchs

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

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

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

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

Bob Leary

Location: Lawsonia Links Golf Course
Green Lake County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 11

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Madison - west side garden
Dane County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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 13

Grant Stevens

Location: near Spider Lake
Sawyer County

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jul 13

Mike Reese

Location: Gilmanton NABA Count
Buffalo County

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

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

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 13

Ryan Brady

Location: FR695 west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

★ = New county photo record

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

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

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

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 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

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

Jennifer Howard

Location: 1814 Elizabeth street
Brown County

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

Jul 14

Srinivasan Subrahmanyam

Location: Lake side park
Fond du Lac County

I guess this is a Red Admiral

Jul 14

Justin Nooker

Location: Kellner Fen SNA
Door County

Observed a number of light fliers of the attached images throughout the eastern half of the fen. I was at Kellner Fen completing Breeding Bird Atlas work and heard from Jay Watson to look for coppers. These seemed fairly common throughout the fen I walked through but light/weak fliers and small. I first thought they were only going to nectar sources but after developing a search image was finding quite a few more on the fine leaved sedges (Carex oligosperma or Carex lasiocarpa?). Saw appx. 20 individuals in about 20-30 mins. of looking. Both males and females present - did not identify sex in field but by photos later.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

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

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

Mike Reese

Location: Saxeville CE WBBAII atlasing block
Waushara County

Incidental while atlasing

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

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

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

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

Peggy Olah

Location: Town of Rib Lake
Taylor County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

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

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

Northern Kettle Moraine NABA Count

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest
Fond du Lac County

Our 23rd annual butterfly census at Northern Kettle Moraine! 7 counters observing with binoculars and camera for 6.8 hours. We found 208 individuals of 32 species. The species density was 9% higher than 22 year average, while density of individuals was 40% below average. So biodiversity was OK but population of butterflies was down overall this year. (But Monarch had 2nd highest density of the 22 years. Thanks to all the counters!

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Black Dash

Black Dash

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Jul 15

Carmenita Carlock

Location: Janesville
Rock County

In back yard, close to rock river.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 15

Jeffrey D Behnke

Location: Town of Little River
Oconto County

Seen this butterfly in my flower garden the day before but did not get a photo of it. The next day one showed up again on some milkweed but would not let me get a full side shot but still got enough to identify it.

☆ = New county sighting record

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

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening

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 15

David Wittrock

Location: Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

Mom's backyard.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 15

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Falk Park
Milwaukee County

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 16

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

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

Jul 16

Mike Reese

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Including 15 mated pairs of Monarchs

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

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

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Waushara County

Jul 16

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail
Manitowoc County

Jul 17

Mike Gruenke

Location: Wildwood Rd in the Navarino Wildlife Area where it crosses the stream.
Shawano County

Not a real lot flying today. Hot, humid, overcast, 4:00pm.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 17

Alex Harman

Location: Sauk-Prairie Recreation Area
Sauk County

Jul 17

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard gardens in Stoughton.
Dane County

Monarchs were enjoying the milkweed and coneflowers. Sunny hot morning.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 17

Alex Harman

Location: Parfrey’s Glen SNA
Sauk County

Jul 17

Pamela Skaar

Location: Hudson Park Neighborhood, Madison, WI
Dane County

11:05 - 12:05, 2.1 miles Incidental sightings while walking my dog. This seems like a more average sighting comparing Cabbage Whites and Monarchs

Jul 17

Mike Reese

Location: Saxeville CE WBBAII block
Waushara County

Incidental while atlasing

Jul 17

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Looking for Gray Copper, Regal Fritillary, and Promachus spp (robber flies). I worked hard to find a robber fly here without success, but the First Gray Copper I saw sitting on Butterfly Weed before I got out of my car. Same with the Regal!

Jul 17

Pamela Skaar

Location: Big Hill, Token Creek Conservancy, Windsor, WI
Dane County

7:34 - 9:40, 1.23 miles while birding De Forest, CE WBBA II block. Male Red Admirals and a Question Mark were gathering minerals in the covered shelter. Around 7:40, I observed 3 Red Admiral males feeding on hackberry sap. Most of the Monarchs were males holding a territory and interacting with other males or Silver-spotted Skippers.

Jul 18

Joan Vennie

Location: Blackhawk Ridge
Dane County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 18

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA Oakfield Section
Winnebago County

Incidental while doing invasive flora removal. The eyed browns were sitting tight in the tall grass.

Jul 18

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Our back yard in Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Jul 18

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

All before noon. Temps upper 70s, cloudy and breezy.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 18

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton, my gravel driveway
Sauk County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 18

Mike Gruenke

Location: Townline Rd between Marsh Ln and Sandy Ln
Shawano County

The Satyr is a Common Wood-nymph.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 18

Mike Gruenke

Location: intersection of Townline Rd and Sandy Ln about 20 sq ft area
Shawano County

Warm humid over cast, quite breezy. All of these were in the gravel road intersection. The roads headed to and from this spot had many fewer butterflies. The fields off to the sides of the road are filled with blooming Milkweed, Rudbeckia, Thistles, and other wild flowers.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Question Mark

Question Mark

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 18

Joan Vennie

Location: Wilkinson Road
Dane County

My first Mulberry Wings.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 19

Rory Williams

Location: Neenah around Castle Oak Dr
Winnebago County

Incidental while doing bumble bee survey. A lot of two spotted bumble bees.

Jul 19

David B Fidler

Location: Outside Wirth Ct Park
Dane County

Jul 19

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake State Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Sedge skippers were fairly common along Co. Rd. O on the south border of Fish Lake SWA. Our group of four easily found six Karners along the north third of Stolte Road there. Common milkweed was in full bloom along Co. O, and butterfly milkweed was in good bloom along parts of O and parts of Stolte. Concerned that we saw no hairstreaks on damp gravel or on the butterfly milkweed blooms (the single coral landed on the car).

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jul 19

Mike Reese

Location: Anvil Lake CE WBBAII atlas block
Vilas County

Incidental while atlasing

Jul 19

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

90 degrees and very humid! Red Admirals were on my coneflowers in the afternoon shade. Monarch was flying through yard.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 19

Beth McGrath

Location: New Berlin near Minooka Park
Waukesha County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 19

Susan Bernhardt

Location: River Falls
Pierce County

I spotted a Great Spangled Fritillary in my front yard.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 19

Terry Mortier

Location: Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

Very hot windy afternoon.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

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

Jul 20

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest
Fond du Lac County

730-915am, partly sunny, very humid. Amazing amount of butterflies in a small area! Very fun morning out. The biting flies were terrible though and bug spray would just sweat right off.

Black Dash

Black Dash

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Black Dash

Black Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Black Dash

Black Dash

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

★ = New county photo record

Jul 20

Melanie Koons

Location: Racine, Caledonia, my backyard
Racine County

I started growing dill, fennel, parsley and carrots, I've watched female Black Swallowtails in my butterfly garden landing on the herbs, I've recently brought in swallowtail caterpillars and they are eating, pooping and growing!! I'm hoping they will start the next phase of their lives soon!! I'm hoping to release butterflies in 2 weeks. Today I was inspecting my fennel and found tiny swallowtail caterpillars, and brought those inside as well.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Jul 20

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Mud Lake Road, Mud Lake State Nature Area
Dodge County

90's, sunny, thankfully a nice breeze at times

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 20

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing wild parsnip and before the storms

Jul 21

Joan Vennie

Location: Schoeneberg Marsh
Columbia County

Sunny, early afternoon, low 80s. I found the Bronze Copper on the paved road off Harvey Road.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 21

Judith Huf

Location: Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

I wandered around on a two hour walk through town today and found a surprising number of butterflies. I found some in the park, and a cemetery, but mostly they were in people's gardens, and one school yard where Milkweed had been planted. The one Monarch was drinking water from a rumble-filled vacant lot. The rather battered Buckeye was the first I've seen this year. A Carolina Grasshopper almost fooled me into thinking he was a Mourning Cloak.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 21

Pamela Skaar

Location: Deerfirld CE WBBA II block
Dane County

7:51 - 13:26, 1.1 mile on Glacial Drumlin Bike Trail plus more distance at other in block locations. 70F - 82F. Tried to take a photo of the fresh red-apotted purple but took a video instead.

Jul 21

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Post Farm Park, Shorewood Hills
Dane County

Post Farm Park Pollinator garden, 2pm, sunny.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 21

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Beautiful 70 degree morning.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 21

Eileen Scharenbroch

Location: Backyard
Washington County

We have a lot of Milkweed plants, and the Monarchs are very happy about that.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 21

Gretchen Dahlen

Location: Back yard, rural Verona, town of Springdale
Dane County

Red-spotted purple, flying within 3 feet of our house

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 21

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron County Park in Mazomanie
Dane County

Four of the species were found in the small gavel parking lot. There were also at least five Monarchs seen in a quick glance at the privately owned field of whorled milkweed across the street from the park entrance.

Jul 21

Peter Sveiks

Location: Bubolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Some branches down along the trail but a comfortable day for a walk. Water Lily showed a nice reflection in the pond too.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 21

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Aztalan State Park, south prairie
Jefferson County

80 degrees, sunny

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 21

Carolyn Fonkert

Location: Plain
Sauk County

Jul 21

Linda M. Forbes

Location: Allouez
Brown County

4 mature Monarchs, eggs, catepillars. Red Admiral was in my front garden

Jul 21

Kyle Schumacher

Location: UW Arboretum
Dane County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 21

Kyle Schumacher

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 21

Kyle Schumacher

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 21

Terry Mortier

Location: Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

Late morning early afternoon.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 21

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glenwood City, Wisconsin
St. Croix County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 21

Jill Mertens

Location: City off Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

On a purple liatris in my garden.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 21

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Jul 21

Dorothy Legler

Location: My butterfly garden in Sauk City.
Sauk County

Jul 21

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Swamp Lovers
Dane County

Only along the gravel road up to the entrance of the trail. Saw Phantom Crane Flies also.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 21

Cynthia Bridge

Location: Kahl Rd., Black Earth, Dane Co
Dane County

Visit duration: 1320-1420. Observer's 2. This is about the 4th or 5th stop to this area in the last two weeks looking for Juniper Hairstreak which I did not find. Had one unidentified hairstreak that was not a Juniper.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 21

Cynthia Bridge

Location: Festge County Park
Dane County

Visit duration: 1525-1555. Meant to just be a pit stop. However we lingered due to the interesting birds and butterflies in the area. A couple of whites and a blue were not identified.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Question Mark

Question Mark

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 21

Cynthia Bridge

Location: Pleasant Valley Nature Conservancy
Dane County

Late day quick check around 1630. Sky had clouded up, so not a lot of butterfly activity.

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 21

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

I walked the Clubhouse loop. Two tandem pairs of Monarchs.

American Lady, Purple Martin

American Lady, Purple Martin

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 21

Rory Williams

Location: Mascoutin Trail at County OOO and I
Fond du Lac County

Went on a bike ride but found a lot of butterflies and five different varieties of bumblebees. Huge numbers of Broad-winged Skippers on marsh milkweed

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Jul 22

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area
Rock County

Mostly sunny, 77 degrees. We found 22 species. The Wild Indigo Duskywing was in vicinity of Wild Indigo. 3 more were puddling in the neighborhood, with 2 Sootywings. Monarch was the most common butterfly because of much Milkweed. Dorothy took Buckeye photo. Also saw Wandering Gliders (dragonfly), Dickcissels and heard Bull Frogs and two Barred Owls.

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

American Copper

American Copper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 22

David B Fidler

Location: Intersection of Walter Street and Bike Path, Madison
Dane County

Extremely hot and humid. On bike path walking away from town. On right side of bike path, next to the water, are a lot of wildflowers--wild bergamot, day lillies, etc. Black swallowtail was there towards the water. I almost missed him as I was spotting dragonflies.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 22

Fred Dike

Location: schoenberg Marsh trail
Columbia County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 22

Pam Campbell

Location: Red Cedar Trail
Dunn County

Also a yellow form Tiger Swallowtail.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 22

Marci Lanois

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest
Fond du Lac County

It was a sunny day with temps in the low to mid 70s. There was a mild breeze.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Jul 22

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

After seeing my first of the year Buckeye yesterday, I saw another two today. Also my first Little Yellow.

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Jul 22

Srinivasan Subrahmanyam

Location: Verona, Hawks Landing
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 22

Edgar Spalding

Location: Botany Garden, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dane County

I have a 'life list' for this garden. This was the first little yellow. It stayed for only a few seconds.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Jul 22

Joan Vennie

Location: Miilitary Ridge Trail
Dane County

Jul 22

David Czoschke

Location: Bog hunter trail at Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

★ = New county photo record

Jul 22

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My flower garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny, breezy 70 degree morning. Red Admirals were so busy feeding, they let me get quite close for photos.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 22

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Riveredge Nature Ctr
Ozaukee County

Monarchs practicing their "Synchronized Nectaring Routine".
Ebony Jewelwings (1st one eating mosquito!). Yellow-collared Scape moth (Cisseps fulvicollis). Male Calico Pennant.

Monarch

Monarch

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Yellow-collared Scape Moth

Yellow-collared Scape Moth

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 23

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail - Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Jul 23

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Prairie area near Fox Prairie School in Stoughton
Dane County

Monarchs were all in flight, never landing. Only able to get photos of two of the many large dragonflies enjoying the prairie.

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Jul 23

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Mill Pond Park Memory Garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Butterflies quickly went from flower to flower, not staying long enough for photos. Breezy sunny 80 degree afternoon.

Jul 23

Jerry Newman

Location: Muralt Bluff SNA
Green County

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 23

Pam Campbell

Location: Lake Menomin Park
Dunn County

Mid 70s, sunny. All before noon.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

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

Jul 23

David B Fidler

Location: UW Arboretum
Dane County

Toward the front of the Arboretum, near the parking lot. I was on my way out after having not spotted that much on my jaunt when the duskywing jumped into my view. [27th Wisconsin record. First found in Wisconsin in 2002. MR]

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Jul 23

Pamela Hoyland

Location: Swartz farm, hwy A, Colfax.
Chippewa County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 23

Mike Reese

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

including 18 mated pairs; 3:00-4:25. Also two Atomosia puella, a robber fly

Atomosia puella

Atomosia puella

Jul 23

David Wittrock

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Along Lake Road.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 23

Jackie Pratt

Location: Madison, my backyard
Dane County

Red Admiral enjoying my purple bee balm in my backyard. Near Monona Bay.

Jul 23

Sharon Riegert Cypher

Location: Town of Hammel on County Road M, 10 miles west of State Highwy 13
Taylor County

It was feeding in a stand of blooming common milkweed.

Jul 23

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 23

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Fritillaries and hairstreaks were under a powerline ROW just west of E. River Road, north side of Co. Rd. O. Sedge skippers were mostly on common milkweed at north edge of Co. Rd. O at a sedge meadow. Karners, Coral HS, B. selene were along north third of Stolte Rd. More Dun/Broken Dash skippers at that milkweed than I could bother counting. Very nice out.

Black Dash, Dun Skipper

Black Dash, Dun Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 23

Rory Williams

Location: Plainfield Tunnel Channel SNA
Waushara County

Visited the SNA that is now across the road from where my grandparents lived and I spent a lot of hours learning my butterflies. Very wet year. Standing water in the sand

Jul 23

Judith Huf

Location: Lincoln Park
Milwaukee County

Sunny and pleasant. Lots of weedy thistles were attracting large numbers of butterflies and Goldfinches. There were a few good native plants, including Monarda and Milkweed. Saw 2 pairs of mating Monarchs and one large Monarch Caterpillar.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch

Monarch

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

American Lady

American Lady

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 23

Ann Thering

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

Jul 23

Brooke Gilley

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County

2 Banded Hairstreaks patrolling and nectaring around Indian Hemp

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 23

Grant Stevens

Location: my backyard
Ozaukee County

My first ever hickory hairstreak sighting! It was on some common milkweed.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

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

Jul 23

Edgar Spalding

Location: Botany Garden, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dane County

The first time I have seen a tawny emperor in the Botany Garden.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 23

Joan Vennie

Location: Military Ridge Trail
Dane County

Jul 24

David B Fidler

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

On the area right between the field and the marsh. Saw both of them in quick succession.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 24

Halley Pucker

Location: Madison
Dane County

Came home at 5:30pm and saw this guy sitting on my sidewalk. He then flew over to some flowers on our hostas.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 24

Daniel Jackson

Location: spillway dike on west side of French Island
La Crosse County

Jul 24

Kate Redmond

Location: Lion's Den Gorge Natural Area near Grafton.
Ozaukee County

I walked the Gentian Trail to the Lake Michigan bluff, north for about a half mile, then looped back. I was surprised by a bunch of Northern Pearly-eyes.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

American Lady

American Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 24

Paul Doxsee

Location: Little Plover River
Portage County

On white sweet clover

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jul 24

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny and Mild. One of the many Common Wood-Nymphs had no rear wing eye spots.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 24

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

After my previous reports about eggs from the arriving migrants, we hit a dry spell with no new eggs. But recently the "Wisconsin generation" have started ovipositing; we have collected about 150 eggs from our garden milkweeds in the past several weeks. The first eclosion occurred this afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 24

Kathi Dwelle

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

2pm, sunny, low 80s. 3 monarchs dancing and showing a definite preference for purple coneflower, as did the tawny emperor.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 24

Pam Skaar, Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

We were disappointed at not seeing a bit more diversity where we usually do see several more species. We were pleased with the number of monarchs.

Jul 24

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: UW Arb, Greene Prairie
Dane County

Sightings during a rare plant inventory of the prairie - Wood Nymphs "flushing" at every step in some areas.
Red-Spotted Purple Caterpillar with dew drops on Willow sapling.
A "Brown" next to dense willow patch surrounded by wet prairie.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Red-spotted Purple caterpillar

Red-spotted Purple caterpillar

Red-spotted Purple caterpillar

Red-spotted Purple caterpillar

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 24

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Town of Eagle
Waukesha County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 24

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny 80 degree morning.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 25

David Wittrock

Location: Powell Marsh
Vilas County

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

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

Jul 25

Fred Dike

Location: Necedah Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

HeadQuarters trail

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jul 25

Fred Dike

Location: Necedah National Wildlife refuge
Juneau County

Main Rd

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Jul 25

Fred Dike

Location: Necedah Natl Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

20th Ave roadside

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 25

Fred Dike

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

roadside 9th Ave

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary, Aphrodite Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary, Aphrodite Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 25

Kate Redmond

Location: Waubedonia Park, Co Hwy A between Fredonia and Waubeka
Ozaukee County

I walked along the Milwaukee River from the boat landing east to the east parking area.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 25

Joan Vennie

Location: Goth Conservancy Oak Savanna
Dane County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 25

Chris Tyler and Ginny Nelson

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

Jul 25

Pamela Hoyland

Location: yard, 940th, colfax
Dunn County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 25

Pam Campbell

Location: Red Cedar Trail, south of Irvington
Dunn County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 25

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening.

Jul 25

Alex Harman

Location: UW-Platteville Memorial Park
Grant County

About 5 unidentified grass skippers as well.

Jul 25

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny 80 degree morning with a slight breeze.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 25

Gretchen Dahlen

Location: Near house, rural Verona, town of Springdale, WI
Dane County

Two butterflies, one on the screen door, and one on the stone landing. Sunny day, mid 80s temp, about noon.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 25

Carol Kubicek

Location: North of Shennington.
Monroe County

Don't have numbers due to casually wandering. Most abundant were Monarchs and Viceroy. Orange Sulphur would be next most abundant. Lots of skippers, but didn't stop to look at what kinds. Sunny, low 80s.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Harvester

Harvester

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 25

Jym Mooney

Location: Warnimont Park, Cudahy
Milwaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 25

Carol Kubicek

Location: South end of Necedah Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

I don't have numbers because I was casually wandering. The most abundant were the Orange Sulphurs and the Karner Blue. Sunny, low 80s

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Jul 25

Janet Barthel

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Spotted the Question Mark on the Fen Loop Trail

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 25

Fred Dike

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Refuge
Wood County

roadside

Jul 26

Alexis Turman

Location: Kenosha, Wisconsin. Near Simmons Island.
Kenosha County

It’s wings were pretty beat up looking. Was near my pool.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 26

Alice Bohn

Location: my front yard
Grant County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 26

Kate Redmond

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

Coudly and warm; I walked the trail to Watts Lake and to the meadow (which has massive amounts of poison ivy in it).

deer fly

deer fly

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 26

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield Township
Walworth County

Seen on Woodland Blue Aster plant.

American Snout

American Snout

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

Jul 26

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Cloudy windy humid 82 degree afternoon. Just stepped outside for a few minutes and was surprised to see a Red-spotted Purple on one of my coneflowers. While I was taking photos of it, two Monarchs were 'circling' the garden area and almost flew into me.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 26

Joan Vennie

Location: Military Ridge Trail
Dane County

Low 80's, partly cloudy, late afternoon.

Jul 26

Mike Reese

Location: Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Seen while taking a walk around town.

Jul 26

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

humid, hazy.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

★ = New county photo record

Jul 26

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Warnimont Park, Cudahy
Milwaukee County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 26

Marci Lanois

Location: French Island: the west dike off Spillway Rd and Fisherman's Rd
La Crosse County

It was sunny and humid with temps in the low 80s. There was a moderate breeze.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jul 26

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Walking Iron Co. Park, from Beckman Rd. Parking Lot
Dane County

Many Coppers on Hoary-Allysum in open fields, and clovers along paths. Monarchs flitting, chasing (some successfully), everywhere.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 26

Glenn Chambliss

Location: 5 miles west of Livingston, private natural area
Grant County

sighted in a restored prairie area

Jul 27

Sandi Brunette-Hill

Location: Northern Road
Dodge County

This butterfly was flying around the road and trees, would land on the road and then fly around again.

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 27

Dana Brilla

Location: Chippewa Falls, Near Glen Loch Dam in wooded area
Chippewa County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 27

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Stopped just at the gardens today. 5-6:00pm. Very windy, hot, and humid.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Jul 27

Kathi Dwelle

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

2-2:30pm partly cloudy, low 80s.
At least one pushy Monarch kept buzzing the tiger swallowtail, trying to chase it off the purple coneflowers. The swallowtail kept moving to different coneflowers.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 27

Peggy Olah

Location: Town of Rib Lake
Taylor County

I found the butterflies around the yard and along a pond.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Monarch

Monarch

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

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

Jul 27

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Noon sighting. Sunny, humid, and 82 degrees.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 27

Judith Huf

Location: Spirit Lake 4513 W Bonniwell Rd, Mequon, WI
Ozaukee County

Went to see the Blue Grosbeak that was reported here, but observed the butterflies as well.

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 27

Patrick Ready

Location: Necedah National Wildlife
Juneau County

We drove the main road slowly. All species were seen on or along the edge of the road.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 27

Patrick Ready

Location: Fort McCoy
Monroe County

Peter Fissel & I went on the Butterfly tour put on by the base environmental officer. Photos of Regal Frit and Ottoe Skipper.

Ottoe Skipper

Ottoe Skipper

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

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

Jul 27

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: Just south of Fifield
Price County

This pair came tumbling through the air, then landed on our front yard birch tree to continue mating.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 27

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Dorothy's Butterfly Garden in Sauk City.
Sauk County

Nice to see a Hickory Hairstreak in the yard.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jul 27

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

This is not a staged picture. I had worked clearing up after the recent bad storm and my shirt was soaked. I hung it up to dry and this butterfly stayed on the shirt for hours. I'm not sure about its affinity to Gray Hairstreak.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 27

Kathy Cleven

Location: County Road B, Marinette
Marinette County

Lovely big American Lady in my flower box

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 27

SWBA field trip

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

We were pleased to find the five Little Yellows including a mating pair. There was also one unidentifiable Lady.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Jul 27

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Jul 27

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing sweet clover. Quite a few varieties for the short time we were out. Also one sphinx moth and two types of bumblebees

Jul 27

Alice Bohn

Location: my front yard
Grant County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 27

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Atomosia puella (robber fly)

Atomosia puella (robber fly)

Jul 28

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Riverside International Friendship Garden along the Mississippi
La Crosse County

Were only able to walk for about 15 minutes and then it started to rain.

Jul 28

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi (My Yard - Harmony Grove)
Columbia County

Mid-day, over-cast, High 80's. Had Three chasing each other around an evergreen bush at the edge of my drive.

Harvester

Harvester

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

Jul 28

John & Susan Winegarden

Location: Near intersection of CR L / CR QQ
Eau Claire County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 28

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

I walked the trail around the clubhouse pond. Two tandem pairs of Monarchs.

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer

Red Soldier Beetle

Red Soldier Beetle

Jul 28

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

The Painted Lady oviposited repeatedly on Pearly Everlastings. With a digital microscope I was able to document that the egg is actually laid UNDER the network of little hairs that cover the leaf.

Painted Lady egg

Painted Lady egg

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 28

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 28

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Saw these butterflies while watering my flowers.

Jul 28

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens, Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

First Pipevine Swallowtail of the year in Wisconsin.

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

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

Jul 28

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail
Manitowoc County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Jul 28

Kathi Dwelle

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

2:45-3pm, mid 80s, partly sunny

Jul 28

Pamela Skaar

Location: Walking Iron County Park Wildlife Areas Horse Trailer entrance
Dane County

While surveying Mazomanie CE for WBBA II, I noticed these butterflies. The most unusual sighting is the female Monarch obtaining her own salts and minerals by puddling. Fresh manure was loaded into one area, which attracted so many Painted Ladies that I had difficulty determining which ones I had counted. I have a tendency to under count butterflies and birds. One Red-spotted Purple laying eggs.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

swallowtails puddling

swallowtails puddling

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 29

Rory Williams

Location: Backyard
Winnebago County

Coneflowers were preferred over the Monarda

Jul 29

Joan Vennie

Location: Military Ridge Trail, west of Cty PD
Dane County

Jul 29

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Mid 70s, partly cloudy with a breeze. The rain showers (yesterday) broke the heat and humidity and provided puddling spots.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

American Copper

American Copper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Proctacanthus rufus

Proctacanthus rufus

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

Jul 29

Patrick Ready

Location: Brooklynn Wildlife Area
Dane County

Basically checked the Bellbrook Rd parking lots and borders late aft.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 29

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc to Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

11 buckeyes yesterday and none today along the trail! I think this is the first Mourning Cloak I have seen along the trail.

Jul 29

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

I stopped to look for the Pipevine Swallowtail that I saw here yesterday. No luck.

Jul 29

Patrick Ready

Location: Brigham Co. Park
Dane County

Parking area for large prairie along Hwy F. Mixed forest across the road.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 29

Heather Cudworth

Location: Williams Bay
Walworth County

Jul 29

Peggy Olah

Location: town of Rib Lake
Taylor County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 29

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

One of the Monarchs was depositing eggs on common milkweed

Jul 29

Mark Vitcenda

Location: Verona (my prairie meadow)
Dane County

Feeding on purple coneflowers

Jul 29

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Aurora Lake SNA
Vilas County

Plenty of cranberries and marsh cinquefoil but could positively ID only bog coppers, even on m. cinquefoil. Never saw much orange tinge to below forewing on any of many closely observed.
At least 7 bog coppers "nectaring?" just inside upper edge of pitchers; all easily flew away when touched!

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jul 29

Marci Lanois

Location: My yard in the town of La Valle
Sauk County

Sunny day with temps in the low 80s. Mild breeze.

Jul 29

Jennifer Ambrose

Location: Nojoshing Trail, St. Francis.
Milwaukee County

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

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

Jul 30

Richard André Rivard

Location: Kinnickinnic River, Clifton Township
Pierce County

About a quarter mile from the river off County Road F.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 30

Mike Reese

Location: Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

American Bittern

American Bittern

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Green Comma

Green Comma

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Jul 30

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

I walked the trails to the ephemeral pond. Lots of Punctured Tiger beetles on the sandy trail through the prairie.

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 30

Lisa Mastalir

Location: Casco
Kewaunee County

Not many Monarchs at all this year. One, found on my coneflowers and this one is small.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 30

Mike Reese

Location: Dunbar Barrens
Marinette County

Quick stop on my way home.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

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Jul 30

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Post Farm Pollinator Garden, Shorewood Hills
Dane County

2pm, sunny. Monarchs were preferring zinnias today. The Silver-spotted Skippers were mating when I arrived, but decoupled before I could shoot.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 30

Patrick Ready

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

My friend Ruth Smith & I looked for butterflies as we walked the trail out to the oak woods in the early morning. Slow start but on the way back things picked up nicely.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

American Copper

American Copper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 30

Patrick Ready

Location: Gov. Dodge State Park
Iowa County

My friend Ruth Smith & I looked for butterflies and birds in the park. Surprised to see 4 Giant Swallowtails here. A few were fairly tattered. Especially the Common Buckeye. We also found a herd of Pearl Crescents attracted to something in the grass. 17 were there at one time.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 30

Dolly Marsh

Location: Madison
Dane County

Jul 30

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Breezy 70 degree afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 30

Mary Roen

Location: 805 Glover Road, River Falls, WI
St. Croix County

I saw these butterflies in my pollinator gardens in my yard.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

American Lady

American Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jul 30

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing sweet clover at SNA

Jul 30

Lisa Mastalir

Location: Casco
Kewaunee County

Have seen a few of these Painted Ladies in the last week hanging out on my coneflowers, thistles in the woods and rudbeckia.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 30

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Nojoshing Trail/Oak Leaf Trail, St. Francis
Milwaukee County

What an incredible area for butterflies! I have photos of all of them, I just don't have the time to go through them right now. I do have a photo of all 5 Duskywings and will label them as such.

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Jul 31

Tracy Jacobson

Location: Town of Winchester
Winnebago County

Landed in the grass near me while mowing the lawn near the Winchester town park.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 31

Laura Menefee

Location: Gardner
Door County

The Red Admiral was foraging the catnip flowers. Monarch pupae; Foraging swamp milkweed, occasionally J-hanging, them went back to foraging

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Jul 31

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Post Farm Pollinator Garden, Shorewood Hiils
Dane County

2pm, partly cloudy, mid 70s.
Poor red admiral looked like it had seen better days. (I know the feeling.😩)

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 31

Paula Melvin Perrin

Location: 2 mi NE of Elkhart Lake
Sheboygan County

in my yard near the natural meadow. approx. 5 yds from me, the Giant Swallowtail landed on a large queen anne's lace blossom and eclipsed it. it opened and closed its wings a few times and moved on into the field

Jul 31

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

Jul 31

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Jul 31

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

4:30-5:30, Sunny and calm. The Little Yellow was a different one from a couple of days ago. That one was a whiter female, while this one was very yellow.

Jul 31

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve (former Squires Golf Course.)
Ozaukee County

Beautiful afternoon - blue sky, low 7o's light breeze. Five pair of tandem monarchs; two heaps of monarch wings left by a predator.

American Lady

American Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 31

Ginny Nelson

Location: Stewart Lake County Park
Dane County

What a beautiful day to look for butterflies!

Jul 31

Rory Williams

Location: Arrowhead in Neenah
Winnebago County

Incidental while looking for bumblebees. We did see twelve black and gold bumblebees (Bombus auricomus)

Jul 31

Patrick Ready

Location: Edna Taylor Conservancy
Dane County

Ruth Smith & I spent an hour walking the prairie and marsh area then up towards the woods. Mosquitoes were bad in the shade and biting flies were awful in some grass areas. Ruth took the Pearl Crescent pic. I took the award winning Cabbage White!

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 31

Ryan Brady

Location: Camp 7 Rd area ~10 miles south of Hurley
Iron County

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

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Jul 31

Amanda Singleton

Location: Grand Chute
Outagamie County

Many butterflies on cone flowers.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady