Butterfly sightings for August 2019

Aug 1

Pamela Skaar and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron Wildlife Area West, building, 10627 Amenda Road
Dane County

This area is closed except to authorized personnel. There are piles of manure which are not contained from runoff into the environment along with puddles in the gravel road. The place is odiferous but attractive to butterflies.

Aug 1

Mike Reese

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Aug 1

Pam Skaar and Ginny Nelson

Location: Rettenmund Prairie State Natural Area
Dane County

There was not a lot of variety but there certainly was abundance of some species.

Aug 1

Kate Redmond

Location: Waubedonia Park, along the Milwaukee River between Fredonia and Waubeka on Hwy A.
Ozaukee County

This is a great place for dragonflies and damselflies, but it can be good for butterfly-watching, too.

Mourning Cloak caterpillar

Mourning Cloak caterpillar

American Rubyspot

American Rubyspot

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 1

Renee Rogahn Thanig

Location: Necedah Wildlife Refuge along the visitor's loop trail
Juneau County

These images are of the same butterfly with it's wings closed and then open.

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Aug 1

Patrick Ready

Location: Elver Park in Madison
Dane County

Bike trail with prairie restoration.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 1

Patrick Ready

Location: Badger Prairie Park - Verona
Dane County

Rode the grass bike trails above the shelter where prairie is in full bloom. Saw a nice E. Amberwing also.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Amberwing

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 1

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Various stops between Potosi and Wyalusing State Park
Grant County

Temperature in upper 70's to lower 80's. Calm winds and sunny. Along shore of Mississippi River, along a 10 foot length, was 11 Swallowtails (3 Giant and 8 E. Tiger). We continue to see degradation of butterfly habitat. A butterfly landed on Dorothy's hat; it was an American Snout! (Dorothy is VERY attractive!)

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Snout

American Snout

Aug 1

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Crooked Creek Preserve of The Nature Conservancy
Walworth County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Aug 1

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Beautiful sunny 78 degree afternoon.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 1

Rory Williams

Location: Various Sites on Cty A south of Neenah
Winnebago County

Incidental while doing a bumblebee survey

Aug 2

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In my yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 2

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

My first Fiery Skipper of the year, a female.

Aug 2

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Wedde Creek Savanna SNA
Marquette County

Not many lupines but plenty of Karner's nectaring on almost any flower: sweet clover, knapweed, butterfly & whorled milkweed, bergamot, leadplant.
We are befuddled/confused about ID of some Coppers and Skippers. Possibly saw both American and Bronze Coppers as there was a noticeable size difference among individuals in flight; and presence of adjacent wetland along Wedde Cr.
Last 6 pics show 5 different individuals - all questionable ID.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Aug 2

Kathi Dwelle

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

2pm, sunny, low 80s
This is the greatest variety I've seen at one single time in this small garden. Also spotted a hummingbird moth.
The meadow blazing star is just beginning its bloom period, so
will be fun to see if Monarchs increase.

Aug 2

Marci Lanois

Location: Tri-County School Forest
Waushara County

86 degrees and sunny.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Aug 2

Marci Lanois

Location: Archer & Apache Roads at Leola Marsh
Adams County

It was a sunny and warm with temps ranging from 73-84 during the day. Besides the butterflies listed in the report, we also saw 2 unidentified Sulphurs, many unidentified Fritillaries and a few unidentified Skippers.

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Aug 2

Darcia Keplin

Location: Lamartine Township
Fond du Lac County

The Red-spotted Purple spent several minutes on the flowering alium.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 2

Terry Mortier

Location: willow river state park
St. Croix County

warm, light wind early afternoon . I also saw 3 snowberry clearwings, 1 hummingbird clearwing and a dark form Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 2

Mike Gruenke

Location: Mountain Bay Trail west of Thornton
Shawano County

There were lots of Monarchs, Satyrs, other skippers and Great Spangled Fritallary butterflies out nectaring, this was the only Silver-spotted Skipper I saw.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

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

Aug 2

Mike Reese

Location: Newport State Park
Door County

Aug 2

Cathleen Krueger

Location: near Oxford
Marquette County

I saw this butterfly on my lilac bush

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 3

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Nojoshing Trail, St. Francis
Milwaukee County

Only had 45 minutes before the thunderstorm moved in.

Aug 3

Stewart Randall

Location: Delafield, deck railing
Waukesha County

Came for a visit on our deck railing, but was too bashful to open up.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Aug 3

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

A Papilio trifecta in our back yard this afternoon. A handyman came to our house for chores today, saw 53 Monarch chrysalises on our dining-area table, and asked if I was an entomologist (sadly, no).

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 3

Jim Schiedermayer

Location: Township of Hortonia, WI one mile west of hwy T on Hwy 15
Outagamie County

I saw two on the damp sand next to my pond. One was shimmering or shaking while the other stood there then the one shaking flew next to the other then back and began the shaking. The one shaking had a mostly plain yellow bottom whike the other had striking black stripes on it’s bottom.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail

Aug 3

SWBA Field Trip to Lower Wisconsin Riverway

Location: Within 15 mile diameter circle centered at Muscoda.
Iowa County

The 13th annual field trip (and NABA count), to the Lower Wis State Riverway was led by Douglas Buege. Sixteen observers found 215 butterflies of 27 species. Silver-spotted Skipper and Least Skipper had the highest count of the 13 years. Monarch numbers were 3rd highest. Silvery Checkerspot was new to the count. Migrants/immigrants were about average (Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Buckeye, Sootywing and Little Yellow. A Russet-tipped Clubtail (dragonfly) was photographed by Dorothy Legler, Pat Ready and Steve Thiessen. Thanks to all the participants!

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Russet-tipped Clubtail

Russet-tipped Clubtail

Aug 3

Mike Reese

Location: Montello
Marquette County

My first Giant of the year flying across the street while driving through town!

Aug 3

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 3

Mike Reese

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

Observed while on a field trip with the Green Lake Bird and Nature Club

Aug 3

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening

Aug 3

Mary Roen

Location: 805 Glover Road
St. Croix County

I saw this American Lady butterfly in my zinnia garden in my yard.

American Lady

American Lady

Aug 3

Heidi Viars

Location: Green Lake
Green Lake County

A Painted Lady in the front and a Silver-spotted Skipper in the back

Painted Lady, Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady, Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 3

Marci Lanois

Location: My yard in La Valle
Sauk County

Sunny amd warm with temps in the mid 80s.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 4

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie
Winnebago County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 4

Stephanie Bablitch

Location: Lake Mills, near Tyranena pond
Jefferson County

On asphalt in road; kept coming back to rest in same spot.

Aug 4

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Nojoshing Trail, St. Francis
Milwaukee County

1030-130pm, sunny, hot and humid.

Aug 4

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Prairie trails south of the building. One tandem pair of Monarchs.

Machimus sadyates

Machimus sadyates

Machimus sp.

Machimus sp.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 4

Joan Vennie

Location: Schoeneberg Marsh
Columbia County

Sunny, mid 80's. A short stop on Harvey Road. Most of the Ladies were on the gravel parking area attracted by a pile of dung.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 4

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Rush Creek Road
Crawford County

Aug 4

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Our small butterfly garden at home in town. Giant Blue Hyssop seems to be a favorite.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 4

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake Ripley Distric Reserve, County Road A east of Cambridge of Highway 18
Jefferson County

Sunny and 80 Deg. Prairie in full bloom with much Purple Coneflowers, Gray Cap and Rattlesnake Master, which the Painted Ladies and Viceroys were attracted to. This is the second year we've found an abundance of Viceroys here.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Viceroy

Viceroy

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

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

Aug 4

Mike Reese

Location: Newport State Park
Door County

Seen while looking for robber flies

Laphria canis complex

Laphria canis complex

Machimus sadyates

Machimus sadyates

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Aug 4

Robert Frauchiger

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

At least one pair, possibly two.

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Aug 4

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny 85 degree afternoon. Mexican sunflowers are just starting to bloom and the Monarchs soon found them. Also saw a hummingbird go from flower to flower (too quick for photos though).

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 4

Janet Schaefer

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Aug 5

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station at my home in Milwaukee WI
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 5

Dee Nordgren

Location: Backyard garden
Milwaukee County

Along with Monarchs on my tithonia bush was a Black Swallowtail.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 5

Fred Dike

Location: backyard in Madison
Dane County

Aug 5

Stacy Rowe

Location: Pond Rd, Fort Atkinson (my house)
Jefferson County

Both species were nectaring on butterfly milkweed

Aug 5

Stewart Randall

Location: Delafield, home
Waukesha County

Very pleasant surprise and it was enjoying our Molly Butterfly Bush. Very apropos.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 5

Mike Brickl

Location: North Prairie, WI
Waukesha County

Spotted among a cluster of Purple Coneflowers in my back yard.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 5

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Warm and Sunny. The Tiger Swallowtail was a dark phase female.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 5

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Trail
Winnebago County

Incidental while walking with DNR crew members and removing invasives. I did see two sphinx species

Aug 5

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

partly cloudy, 2-2:30pm

Aug 5

Carol Kubicek

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

All sightings before 1 pm. These sightings were primarily in the perennial garden and herb garden.

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Aug 5

Fred Dike

Location: Ericksn Conservation Area
Lafayette County

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Viceroy

Viceroy

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 5

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Hot, humid afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 5

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Small prairie restoration at S. end of Odana Hills Golf Course Parking Lot
Dane County

At least 6 orange & black skippers flitting around. Several species of dragonflies - including E. Amberwings.

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Amberwing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 5

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida home
Outagamie County

Many Emperors One landed on me.. but will not stop for a picture.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 5

Les M. Hoffman

Location: Sherman Ave dirt road in Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

There were dozens of these beauties today about 11:00 am!

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 5

Patrick Ready

Location: Military Ridge Bike Trail
Dane County

I rode the trail this morning and found lots of activity west of Verona. Most were sitting on the dusty path and a few were on plants/flowers. I walked about a 1/4 mile area. Beebalm had a Snowberry Hummingbird Moth.

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Painted Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 6

Judith Huf

Location: Cahill Park, Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth and a Green Cloverworm Moth also.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 6

Vickie Hodge

Location: home backyard 6 miles west of Friendship WI
Adams County

Observed the largest butterfly I've ever seen on 8-6-19. Black with yellow spots outlining wings and line of yellow spots across the back connecting the outlines on outer edges of wings. I don't search for butterflies, just an admirer. But that might change! Spent 3 hours on-line trying to find a picture of the butterfly I saw. Most magnificent creature I've ever seen. It spent about 10 minutes in my back yard (next to a woods) moving from my coneflowers to my wave petunias. Time was mid afternoon. Luckily I was in my garage and grabbed my binoculars to get a close look.

Aug 6

Kate Redmond

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

I walked the trail to Watts Lake. Nice selection of dragonflies on the pier, including a very cooperative Eastern Amberwing and Slaty Skimmer.

Slaty Skimmer

Slaty Skimmer

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Amberwing

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Aug 6

Tricia Hermsen

Location: Greenville, WI
Outagamie County

In our butterfly garden

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 6

Dee Nordgren

Location: Backyard - tithonia plant
Milwaukee County

In with the Monarchs this afternoon was a Painted Lady.

American Lady

American Lady

Aug 6

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens/Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Mostly sunny and warm. Mostly everything was seen in the test garden. Sorry for the camera phone pictures, but I just don't have time to go through them tonight.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Snout

American Snout

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

American Snout

American Snout

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 6

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Aug 6

Stephanie Bablitch

Location: Lake Mills City
Jefferson County

Cone flower in garden

Aug 6

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

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

Aug 6

Sue Meixner

Location: Sun Prairie
Dane County

Daily sightings in my yard. We have several wild milkweed plants that must have been seeded by birds. We won't destroy the plants because of the Monarchs.

Aug 6

Rory Williams

Location: Our backyard
Winnebago County

A tiger swallowtail on our coneflower was a nice treat

Aug 6

Douglas Buege

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Pipevine swallowtails are found near the Thai Pavilion. There were at least 3, though possibly 5 or 6. The first one I saw was laying eggs on pipevine. If you go to the ball diamonds, the upper bleachers give a good view of the pipevine territory.

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Amberwing

Aug 6

Tiffany Marshall

Location: Backyard in Kewaskum
Washington County

Visiting in my butterfly garden this afternoon.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 6

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Aug 6

Mike Reese

Location: Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Seen while walking

Aug 6

Fred Dike

Location: my yard
Dane County

Aug 7

Joan Vennie

Location: Ice Age Trail, off Cty PD
Dane County

Sunny, high 70's. I noticed Partridge pea blooming along the edge of the prairie. Hoping to see if there were any Little Yellow in the area, I was extremely lucky to see a coupled pair land in the grass. Lifer for me.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Aug 7

Jim Schmitt

Location: New Berlin
Waukesha County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 7

Karen Oberhauser

Location: Lodde's Mill Bluff SNA
Sauk County

Part of Arboretum staff survey of Lodde's Mill plants and butterflies. Butterfly surveyors included Chris Kregel, Lance Rudy, and Karen Oberhauser.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 7

Dolly Marsh

Location: Tomahawk Trail Madison
Dane County

Attracted to phlox flowers.

Aug 7

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

13 Monarchs eclosed and flew away today. One of them chose to chase the Giant Swallowtail away from the Monarda, and then it in turn was harassed by the Painted Lady. An interesting afternoon in the garden.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 7

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny and warm. I am very puzzled by the dark skipper.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Aug 7

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie
Winnebago County

Incidental while biking.

Aug 7

Janet Duch

Location: Town of Maple Creek
Outagamie County

Giant Swallowtail - Sighted in our flower garden at about 4:00 p.m. feeding in bee balm plants. Due to size and coloration it could not be mistaken. We have a lot of prickly ash in this area so am thinking this would be an attraction.

Aug 7

Mary Roen

Location: Amnicon Falls State Park
Douglas County

This butterfly was seen on a trail in Amnicon Falls State Park

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Aug 7

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Lulu Lake Nature Preserve
Walworth County

This butterfly landed on the deck of The Nature Conservancy work boat on Lulu Lake and was very tolerant of my jumping on and off the pontoon boat at the dock while I was loading equipment. It was completely focused on a rotting pile of Eurasian water-milfoil that I had harvested a week ago and left to dry on the boat.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 7

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Post Farm Park Pollinator Garden
Dane County

Partly cloudy, mildly windy, mid 80s, 2:30pm

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 7

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield Township
Walworth County

Giant Swallowtail seen on native Joe Pye Weed. Hackberry Emperor seen in back yard - with many hackberry trees around though picture taken on a wooden clothesline post. Also seen several Monarchs on native Cup Plant, an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on native Joe Weed, a Viceroy on native Rattlesnake Master and a Pearl Crescent on native fleabane.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

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

Aug 7

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Greene Prairie Area, UW Arb, Madison
Dane County

Bronze copper found Rich's hand irresistible - had to brush it off on a flower and rush away otherwise it kept returning. 6 of Viceroys nectaring on rattlesnake master - only flower they were using.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

American Lady

American Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 7

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Edna Taylor Conservation Park
Dane County

Windy and warm in late afternoon, but a fair number of butterflies were active.

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 7

Mike Brickl

Location: North Prairie
Waukesha County

My backyard, in a cluster of Purple Coneflowers.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 7

Lynn Brunsen

Location: in my yard this morning near Gills Rock
Door County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 7

Patrick Ready

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison
Dane County

I didn't look around the entire gardens just the perennial garden mostly. Target was the Pipevine. Lifer!

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Aug 7

Fred Dike

Location: Harrington Beach St Park
Ozaukee County

Aug 7

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

The only butterfly I don't have pictured is a Giant Swallowtail. I saw one in flight on 8/7/19 on Moely Prairie and then again nectaring on the prairie on 8/8/19. I can say with certainty that what I saw both days was the Giant even though I couldn't believe I was seeing one up close! It was a first for me and a first sighting recorded on Moely Prairie as well.

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 7

Janet Barthel

Location: Retzer Nature Center, Town of Genessee
Waukesha County

Breezy, warm afternoon

Aug 8

Heather Kettner

Location: Milton, Wi Rural residence
Rock County

Giant swallowtail. Having issues flying. Found inside porch.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 8

Joan Braune

Location: East side neighborhood in Madison
Dane County

Aug 8

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Rettenmund Prairie SNA
Dane County

Many "Crescent" butterflies flushing/flitting along trails. Yellow Garden Argiope (Argiope aurantia)

Garden Argiope

Garden Argiope

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 8

Patrick Ready

Location: Rotary Gardens, Janesville
Rock County

We walked most go the gardens where flowers were in full bloom. Found the usual suspects and right before leaving I spotted an American Snout on the ground. Saw lots of Clearwing Hummer Moths all over. Never saw so many Painted Ladies!

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

American Snout

American Snout

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 8

Mike Reese

Location: Kohler-Andrae State Park
Sheboygan County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Aug 8

Martha Gerry

Location: West side
Eau Claire County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

Aug 8

Fred Dike

Location: Northern Rd
Dodge County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 8

Mike Gruenke

Location: Mc Donald Rd., Navarino Wildlife Area
Shawano County

I am quite sure it is Purple Loosestrife in the north end of the marsh. Smooth edged leaf arranged in opposite pairs, squareish woody stems, 5 petaled flower. Skippers seem to like them though!

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 8

Mike Gruenke

Location: Navarino Wildlife Area, east end of Townline Rd near the railroad
Shawano County

lots of Purple Loosestrife in the marsh

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Aug 8

Glenn Chambliss

Location: 4200 Co. Hwy M, Middleton, WI 53562
Dane County

Seen on the northern edge of the Holy Wisdom Prairie

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 8

Andrea Frisch

Location: Myrick Park, La Crosse WI
La Crosse County

Found on anise hyssop

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 8

Fred Dike

Location: Cedarburg Bog
Ozaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 8

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens, Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

American Snout is not a common butterfly this far north in Wisconsin. This is only the second Manitowoc County record.

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Aug 8

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Gardens - Madison
Dane County

Aug 8

David B Fidler

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Walking parallel to the boardwalk. Came across both of these in quick succession.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 8

Fred Dike

Location: Main Dike Rd
Dodge County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 8

Amanda Singleton

Location: Grand Chute, our yard
Outagamie County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 8

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Breezy, sunny, 75 degree afternoon.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 8

Ruth Smith

Location: Rotary Gardens
Rock County

Hackberry Emperor

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

American Snout

American Snout

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Aug 8

Rory Williams

Location: At and Around Our House in Neenah
Winnebago County

Aug 8

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

The Giant Swallowtail found the sweet Joe-pye and was nectaring for quite awhile this afternoon. Also a 'Summer' spring azure showed up, interesting how one of the biggest and one of the smallest!

Aug 8

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

The kind of day the local weather person calls a "Top-Ten Weather Day". A delightful 75 degrees with a breeze and very low humidity. Painted Ladies are still plentiful (one of them in the grip of an Ambush Bug). I was looking for Leonard's Skippers, but blazing star is just beginning to bloom. Whorled Milkweed and Joe-pye-weed are blooming. Lovely day!

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Whorled Milkweed

Whorled Milkweed

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk

White-faced Meadowhawk

White-faced Meadowhawk

Aug 9

Edgar Spalding

Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison Botany Garden
Dane County

The first fiery of the year for me.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 9

Debra Rade

Location: Ellison Bay - private residence on Europe Bay Road
Door County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 9

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Navarino Nature Center
Shawano County

930-1145am, sunny and hot.

Aug 9

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Deer Creek Wildlife Area
Outagamie County

Aug 9

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Amnicon Lake bogs
Douglas County

2:45 hours at the 4 bogs and their bog roadsides where we have most recently seen Purplish Fritillaries: Lyman Lake, North Bear, Bear, and Milchesky Road 1.15. In more than 20 years making 2 and sometimes 3 visits per year during the presumed Purplish Fritillary flight here, nearly all of our lowest peak counts are from 2012-2019, with our only zero peak ever in 2018. In 2011 our Purplish Frit daily totals were 107 the 1st try and 120 two weeks later. But the hot dry 2012 brought the start of continuously low counts here with 6 and then zero on our two visits that year. Today's Purplish Fritillary was stunningly gorgeous and nectaring at length on Jo Pye Weed in the west ditch of North Bear Bog.

Aug 9

April Stanke

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Saw several blues flying around the sand at the beach. Also saw the Red-spotted Purples and the Red Admiral on the beach.

Aug 9

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Lake Farm County Park, Madison
Dane County

The conditions seemed perfect for butterfly sightings (light winds, warm, sunshine), but I saw very few.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 9

Kim Lawler

Location: West edge of Spring Valley, ear golf course
Pierce County

In walkway, by porch..a bit battered but it was getting moisture from cracks...after I had made puddles for the birds.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 9

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

All butterflying days should be like this. The count is conservative because at times there were so many butterflies I could not identify and count fast enough to tally!

Aug 9

Mike Brickl

Location: near North Prairie, WI
Waukesha County

Mating pair of Silver-spotted Skippers in my garden.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 9

Joan Vennie

Location: Verona bike trail and small prairie
Dane County

Least skippers were all sighted along the edges of the mown path. Also saw a clearwing.

Aug 9

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Aug 9

Mike Reese

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 9

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie
Winnebago County

Spent two hours looking for that unusual skipper, but only found a few Least skippers

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Aug 9

Howard Peitsch

Location: Minocqua__hwy 70 west
Vilas County

On my Porch today Aug 9_2019

Aug 9

Mike Gruenke

Location: Lessor Township Park, Moeller's Ridge, Cnty X
Shawano County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 9

Martha Gerry

Location: West side
Eau Claire County

Monarchs were raised from eggs

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 9

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny and mild. Seeing quite a few Hummingbird Moths too. And I took a photo of this interesting insect that I think is a bee-mimic.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Laphria thoracica (robber fly)

Laphria thoracica (robber fly)

Aug 9

Michelle Carlisle

Location: Saint Croix Falls
Polk County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 10

SWBA Field Trip to Sauk Prairie Recreation Area

Location: Sauk Prairie Recreation Area
Sauk County

75 degrees and partly sunny. Field trip of the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association, led by Karl and Dorothy Legler. 24 participants. We found 19 species. Painted Lady was the most common butterfly! The astonishing find was the Reakirt's Blue, a very rare immigrant from the Southwest. Note the photo of black female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail which characteristically shows the underlying tiger stripes on the underside of the hindwing (photo by Pat Ready). Reakirt's upper side by Jim Otto. Four other photos by Lester Doyle.

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

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

Aug 10

Edgar Spalding

Location: Middleton Hills pond/park in Middleton
Dane County

I saw at least three Bronze Coppers chasing each other. This park/wetland has great habitat for them, so I hope a population becomes established. Least Skippers were abundant.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aug 10

Debra Rade

Location: Europe Bay, Newport State Park, Ellison Bay
Door County

Spotted nectaring along the beach wildflowers.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Aug 10

Dustin Bjustrom

Location: Hartland
Waukesha County

Aug 10

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny 78 degree day.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 10

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening.

Aug 10

Sam Brown

Location: along Long Lake Rd, Keshena
Menominee County

White Admiral

White Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Aug 10

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw 2 Hummingbird clearwings and 1 snowberry clearwing moths nectaring on monarda

Aug 10

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glenwood City, Wisconsin
St. Croix County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 10

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park
Winnebago County

Very short walk.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Aug 10

Jennifer Ambrose

Location: Wilson Park in Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Aug 10

Karen Oberhauser

Location: UW-Madison Arboretum Native Plant Garden
Dane County

Part of Arb Citizen Science Open House

Aug 10

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Aug 10

Patrick Ready

Location: Goose Pond, Brown Prairie, Kampen Rd.
Dane County

Ruth Smith & I parked at the Kampen Rd. lot and walked the trails in the Brown Prairie. Hard to believe how many Painted Ladies are out there! Beautiful day for butterfly watching! Also saw some Widow Skimmer dragonflies.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 10

Dale Bonk

Location: Sauk Canoe Launch
Sauk County

Partial checklist to document vagrants.
Also Sandy Stream, Big Sand and Bronzed tiger beetles.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Aug 10

Barbara Bakshis

Location: Town of Burlington
Racine County

Very busy butterfly on my phlox. You can see from the size it was nearly the size of the entire head of flowers. No 'tails' on it though. Brownish black above and pale yellow below with distinctive orange/russet spot at base of wings. Have seen several of them in my flower garden this year.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 10

Scott and Ann Swengel

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

Namakagon Road and Snake Trail Area west of County Hwy GG and north of County Hwy M. While walking the first 1.2 miles of the Snake Trail north of its junction with Namakagon Road, we saw 25 Common Branded Skippers and our only Milbert's Tortoiseshell of the year.

Aug 10

Pamela Skaar

Location: Blooming Gove Drumlins + DNR+Dane CountyPark system, 43.075, -89.269
Dane County

75 F, 7:38 - 10:19, 1.53 miles. No mowing has been done in this area. Least skippers on chichory flower - one side view, one dorsal of thorax. Red Admiral underside looks a bit unusual and less like a Painted lady.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 10

Debra Rade

Location: Newport State Park, Europe Bay Beach
Door County

Seen nectaring on wildflowers (flew away from me).

Aug 11

Fred Dike

Location: Hay Rd
Iowa County

cloudy

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 11

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen SNA
Winnebago County

Cool and cloudy. But still quite a few butterflies flying

Aug 11

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

cloudy but calm

Aug 11

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake District Preserve, County Road A east of Lake Ripley
Jefferson County

70 deg. and very overcast

American Lady

American Lady

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 11

Mary Roen

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

These butterflies were all in the pollinator and zinnia gardens in my yard.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 11

Fred Dike

Location: Lower WI Riverway off Moore Dr
Richland County

cloudy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Aug 11

Brenda Boe

Location: Black Brook Township, Polk County.
Polk County

At least 3 giant swallowtails in our yard now. May be more later. We dont mow much lawn, lots of weeds and natural plants. Plenty of prickly ash in the woods.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 11

Debra Rade

Location: Peninsula State Park
Door County

found along the shore near the forest boundary

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Aug 11

Dustin Bjustrom

Location: Merton - Bugline Trail miles 8-16
Waukesha County

Many more that I couldn’t identify in time riding a bike. More on Trail west of Merton.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 11

Mary Sobol

Location: McFarland native plant backyard
Dane County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 11

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Checkered White

Checkered White

Checkered White

Checkered White

Checkered White

Checkered White

American Lady

American Lady

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

Aug 11

Jodi Brice

Location: Off county G, Rhinelander, Wi
Oneida County

In my front yard flower garden on bee balm.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 11

Lorri Howski

Location: Oak Creek
Milwaukee County

In my front yard among the Allium (Flowering Onion) plants.

American Snout

American Snout

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 11

Tom Ehrlichmann

Location: N2102 Stewart Rd, Stockholm WI
Pepin County

Seen in our farm garden.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 12

Lorri Howski

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens (Whitnal Park)
Milwaukee County

Late afternoon, overcast and slight drizzle on and off.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Aug 12

Larry Feuling

Location: Beloit, WI.
Rock County

My wife and I have seen at least 6 eastern Tiger Swallowtails in our backyard

Aug 12

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

humid and hazy

Aug 12

Mary Roen

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

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 12

K. Java

Location: Spangler's Landing on the St. Croix River
Polk County

The most Giant Swallowtails I've seen in one area. 4 were puddling on the shore of the river and the other 2 were flying around the parking area.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 12

Dennis Higgins

Location: Ashwaubenon
Brown County

Backyard flower garden

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 12

Richard André Rivard

Location: River Falls Township
Pierce County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 12

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Aug 12

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

Aug 12

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Mid 70s, cloudy and very humid. Recent rain provided puddling spots. Still no Leonard's Skippers, but plenty of other interesting things. Many Dragonflies, Robber Flies & (the frustrating to photograph) Clearwing moths.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Aug 13

Mary Roen

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

This butterfly was on a Rudbekia flower in my yard.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 13

Fred Dike

Location: schoenberg Marsh trail
Columbia County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 13

David Czoschke

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
Dane County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 13

Mike Reese

Location: Manitowoc impoundment
Manitowoc County

Aug 13

Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

A quick run through the gardens on a cloudy afternoon, cut short by showers.

Aug 13

Fred Dike

Location: Old Marsh Rd
Dodge County

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Aug 13

Pam Campbell

Location: Lyndale Road pond
Dunn County

Just a quick stop to look for Bronze Coppers.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 13

Janet Juckem

Location: Harmony Grove near Michael Park
Columbia County

Pipevine Swallowtail, male

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

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

Aug 13

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Curtis Prairie, UW Arb, Madison
Dane County

Many least skippers flushing ahead along trails - impossible to accurately count but a very conservative 15.
Looking down, looking down, and Behold at eye level about 4' up in a goldenrod: Common Garter Snake (cloudy, wet, but 11:30am!).

Common Garter Snake

Common Garter Snake

Common Garter Snake

Common Garter Snake

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 13

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Backyard flower garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Heavy rain in the afternoon limited butterfly activity.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 13

Judith Huf

Location: Lincoln Park
Milwaukee County

Too many Cabbage Whites to count. Lots of Least Skippers near the edge of the river. I think all the larger skippers I saw were Pecks.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 13

Neil Traverse

Location: Colgate
Waukesha County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 13

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: City of Watertown, end of Memorial Drive
Dodge County

Took a quick walk at lunchtime. Sunny and 76 deg.

Aug 13

Bob Jacobson

Location: Residential yard in Bloomer
Chippewa County

Several minutes nectaring on flowers, mid morning

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 13

James Enigl

Location: Mauthe Lake Rec Area
Fond du Lac County

Seen near the boat launch but not for very long. Tried to get a picture but it was already gone before I could find my camera.

Aug 13

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi - Harmony Grove Area
Columbia County

4 pm - 6 pm sunny, but wet from earlier rains: walked the area and some marshy fields with a lot of Joe-Pie Weed hoping to see my neighbor's Pipevine Swallowtail...did not find it, but did see lots of other good butterflies.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Viceroy

Viceroy

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Harvester

Harvester

Aug 13

Patrick Ready

Location: Sauk City canoe launch
Sauk County

My friend Ruth Smith & I checked out the canoe launch early in the afternoon before the rain moved in. She got her lifer Dainty Sulphur but no pic. I was able to get one of it tho. We also had several Big Sand Tiger Beetles and a fly I can't ID. Saw an Eastern Comma sharing some Monarda with a Silver Spotted Skipper.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma, Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Comma, Silver-spotted Skipper

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 13

Patrick Ready

Location: Parfrey's Glen
Sauk County

Walked up to the falls from the parking lot. Partly cloudy temps in 70s.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 13

J Davis

Location: Lake path north side of Geneva Lake
Walworth County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 13

Mike Reese

Location: Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

seen while walking around town

Aug 13

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

2-345pm, mostly sunny and warm. I was only in the test garden

Aug 13

Paula Branton

Location: Poynette, WI Branton Farm
Columbia County

There was one laying dead by the cow feed and and another one flying by. I followed it and took a picture when in landed.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 13

David Czoschke

Location: In my Garden in Green Lake
Green Lake County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 14

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 14

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

All seen in test garden

Aug 14

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing giant ragweed, Queens Anne's Lace and bull thistle from SNA. We had 37 Painted Ladies sitting on the road at one point.

Aug 14

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

warm, partly sunny. Besides the butterflies, saw a White-striped Black Moth. The Tiger Swallowtail was a dark female. I noticed that the Common Wood-Nymphs are much paler than they were a few weeks ago.

White-striped Black Moth

White-striped Black Moth

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 14

Mary Roen

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

These were in the zinnia gardens in my yard.

Celery Looper Moth

Celery Looper Moth

Celery Looper Moth

Celery Looper Moth

Celery Looper Moth

Celery Looper Moth

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 14

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station in my back yard,Milwaukee, Wi
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 14

Sam Greene

Location: Johnstown
Rock County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 15

Jim Otto

Location: Madison Audubon's Erstad Prairie
Columbia County

12:15pm-1:10pm

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Aug 15

Lynn Brunsen

Location: my house near Gills Rock
Door County

flitting on my gravel driveway

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 15

Sue Hermanson

Location: In my flower garden near Baraboo
Sauk County

It's been hanging around the last couple of weeks.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening. Most were pollinating verinoca

Aug 15

Douglas Buege

Location: Tenney Park
Dane County

Aug 15

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny 78 degree afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 15

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Cambridge Wildllife and Fishing Area
Dane County

One loop around the main pond. Sunny and 70 deg.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 15

Judith Huf

Location: My garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Spent the afternoon in my small (30' x 40') back garden which is filled with pollinator and hummingbird friendly plants. Had 5 Monarchs and one time on the Joe Pye Weed (I could only get 4 at once in a photo). One of the Red Admirals was so tattered, I was surprised that it could still fly. Besides the butterflies, there were 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, 1 Hummingbird Moth, and countless bumble bees and honey bees.

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 15

Dee Nordgren

Location: Backyard garden
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on cosmos in garden.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 15

Jim Otto

Location: Madison Audubon's Goose Pond Sanctuary, Browne Prairie and Jill's Prairie
Columbia County

10:50am-11:30am

Aug 15

Jim Otto

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

I hiked the north trail loop, 9:30am-10:45am

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 15

Patricia Hankey

Location: Appleton
Outagamie County

Backyard on white cone flower.

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

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

Aug 15

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Beautiful late afternoon walk around the prairie loop north of the clubhouse. MANY unidentified "fly-by" Ladies. Three pairs of tandem Monarchs, and one caterpillar.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Aug 15

Fred Dike

Location: Schurch Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Sunny early evening

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 15

Fred Dike

Location: Pope Farm Conservancy
Dane County

mostly sunny, late AM

Aug 15

Kathi Johnson Rock

Location: City of Madison, near west side, Buffalo Trail
Dane County

Have had a few other sightings of the Red-spotted Purple Butterfly this season and in prior seasons.

Aug 15

Mike Reese

Location: Father Marquette Memorial Park, Kewaunee
Kewaunee County

Aug 15

Mike Reese

Location: Mud Lake Wildlife Area
Door County

My first Eastern Tiger Swallowtail of the year!

Aug 15

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: York Prairie SNA, w/in 200m of parking lot at Hwy 39 & York Valley Rd.
Green County

Unexpected cycnia moth (Cycnia inopinatus) caterpillar - another milkweed dependent species, esp. butterfly, but here on whorled (as was the monarch).

Unexpected Cycnia (moth) caterpillar

Unexpected Cycnia (moth) caterpillar

Monarch

Monarch

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aug 15

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Kalscheur Oak Savanna - TPE
Iowa County

Many fritillaries of various sizes and orange hues flitting over much of the property.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15

Mike Reese

Location: Newport State Park
Door County

Newly emerged Black Swallowtail. Can you see the old chrysalis?

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Aug 16

Fred Dike

Location: my Madison yard
Dane County

Sunny

Aug 16

Patrick Ready

Location: Gib's Lake Co Park
Rock County

Walked the horse trail prairie restoration. Mostly cloudy and slight breeze but a few butterflies were out. I watched 2 Black Swallowtails go at it for a really long time. Got a distant photo before they lifted high in the air and were gone. Saw a Common Whitetail dragonfly too. 70s 45 minutes walk.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 16

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Korth County Park, south prairie on Elm Pont Rd.
Jefferson County

Partly cloudy, 80 deg., and moderately windy with many butterflies not landing for me to make a proper ID or take a picture. Special bonus - An osprey tower was put up in the park as an Eagle Scout project and has remained empty for at least 6 years. Today there was an adult with a begging juvenile in the nest.

Osprey

Osprey

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 16

Jennifer Ambrose

Location: Woodlawn Cemetery Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Aug 16

Jenn Jackson

Location: Backyard garden, near East Madison
Dane County

Surprised to see this Pipevine swallowtail in my garden. First I’ve spotted in Wisconsin.

Photos are poor quality but was happy to capture something.

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Aug 16

Judith Huf

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Mild, intermittent rain, then sun, then clouds. Some of the butterflies were still flying in the light rains. Almost as many Viceroys as Monarchs. Even got a photo of a Viceroy perched on a Milkweed leaf. The thrill of the day was the Bronze Copper which I think is a male.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Aug 16

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Aug 16

Les Hoffman

Location: Olbrich Gardens Madison in the parking lot
Dane County

It was delightful to find this Hackberry Emperor on the wet hood of my car after I volunteered at Olbrich.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Aug 16

Karen Oberhauser

Location: Moely Prairie
Sauk County

Amy Chamberlain and Karen Oberhauser were monitoring Monarchs with 4 HS students and others. We saw all Monarch stages except a 4th instar and a pupa, and watched a drawn out mating attempt that involved the female clasping her abdomen with her legs to avoid mating. Amy got a photo.

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 16

Fred Dike

Location: Lake Farm County Park
Dane County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 16

Alia Hubacher

Location: Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

Our back yard, in prairie creek subdivision. Heavily wooded. The Giant Swallowtail landed on my son, and then made way to the ground. I believe it was on its last legs, unfortunately.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 17

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McKee Farms Park
Dane County

Sunny, warm, very light wind. This was a quick walk through the pollinator garden/trail area. There were many more butterflies, but I was walking the dog and couldn't identify/photograph more.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 17

Fred Dike

Location: Ruppert rd
Iowa County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 17

Douglas Buege

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Pipevine swallowtail caterpillars have hatched and are in first instar.

Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars

Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Aug 17

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield Township
Walworth County

Seen in my native plant gardens. Hackberry Emperor on a Hackberry Tree, a monarch on Meadow Blazingstar and a Buckeye on Blackeye Susan.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 17

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Sunny and not terribly hot, but the humidity made it worse. Great butterflying today. Didn't know whether to be angry at the dog owner who didn't clean up or grateful, when I found 4 Pearl Crescents on a fresh turd. I forgot to recharge my camera last night, so half of my photos today are poor iPhone photos after the camera battery went dead.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Viceroy

Viceroy

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 17

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: UW Ag Research Station on Mineral Point Road
Dane County

It is always interesting to see which plants attract the butterflies and it is never the geraniums or petunias in spite of the gorgeous colors.

Aug 17

Rory Williams

Location: Public of Hunting Ground on Cty E, East Parking Area
Green Lake County

A little sulfur flew by but would not allow a picture. Flew due east through the prairie. Many species for only a thirty minute stop.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 17

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Also saw a Hummingbird Clearwing moth on monarda

Aug 17

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Cherokee Marsh, area about 1/4 mi around parking lot at end of N. Sherman Ave.
Dane County

Least Skippers just about everywhere.
2 pics of E. Tailed-Blues.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Viceroy

Viceroy

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 17

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish lake SWA
Burnett County

Driving along gravel roads and stopping for groups of blazing star.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Aug 17

Jewels Johnson

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Monona, Wisconsin
Dane County

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Aug 17

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Various portions of the Lower Wisconsin Riverway.
Iowa County

Only partly sunny, then mostly cloudy. 79 degrees. 18 species.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Aug 17

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway.
Grant County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 17

Julie Finbraaten

Location: Rome
Adams County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 17

Dale Bonk

Location: Swamplovers Preserve
Dane County

Partial checklist to document vagrants.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Aug 17

Joan Braune

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Aug 17

Michael Marsh

Location: Arena
Iowa County

Been watching several Giant swallowtails cruise the edges of the woods for a week or so now

Aug 17

Mary Jo Sundling

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

80 degree, partly sunny afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 17

Dory Owen

Location: Becker Waterfowl Production Area
Columbia County

I was focused on Wisc Breeding Bird Atlas but the butterflies were terrific. First time I think I've seen Dainty Sulphur in Wisconsin. Next year I'll do a better job of counting leps. :)

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Aug 17

Rory Williams

Location: Czech Dr and County N
Waushara County

The two Harvesters were playing on the forest edge

Aug 17

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA Larrabee Road
Dunn County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Aug 17

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station at my home in Milwaukee WI
Milwaukee County

Hackberry Emperor was sunning itself on the window lintel, taking a break from the garden!

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Aug 17

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Zeloski Marsh off London Road
Jefferson County

Sunny , calm and in the mid 70's. This was a Jefferson-Dodge Bird Walk. Large parts of the marsh were overgrown with wild cucumber and those areas had dozens of cabbage whites.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Aug 17

Fred Dike

Location: lovers lane Rd dodgeville
Iowa County

Aug 18

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie
Winnebago County

Very late in the season for an Eyed Brown, and this one was fresh??!

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Aug 18

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake Mills, in town
Jefferson County

We have three potted parsley plants on our deck. This morning there were 4 black swallowtail caterpillars on them.

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Aug 18

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

I saw two Monarchs mating and another Monarch ovipositing on Whorled Milkweed. The Blazingstar is in full bloom and there are butterflies everywhere!

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 18

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

windy and cloudy. The butterflies I saw were trying to get out of the wind by laying low like the Great Spangled Fritillary. It didn't seem to bother the Snowberry Clearwing.

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 18

Cynthia Bridge

Location: Bauer Brockway Barrens SNA
Jackson County

2:30-4 pm; Sunny, light wind. 2 unidentified fritillaries.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Lady

American Lady

Aug 18

Regina Weber

Location: Monroe, Wisconsin
Green County

The butterflies are in our backyard in the city of Monroe. This is the first time to see a Red-spotted Purple.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 18

Pamela Skaar

Location: Olbrich Park bleachers next to Garden
Dane County

13:52 - 14:26. Dutchman's pipe vines growing on cedar (not Juniperus) trees are prevalent in the area. There were 2 male Pipevine Swallowtails patrolling the area, which circled around each other and sometimes the cabbage whites.The swallowtails' front wings looked like black velvet to me. Silver spotted Skipper male trying insistently to mate with a larger female.American Lady was warn but displaying the dorsal surface of its wings.

Aug 18

Fred Dike

Location: my Madison yard
Dane County

Aug 18

Raymie Miller

Location: Kensington Drive Pond, Appleton
Outagamie County

Aug 18

Kathi Johnson Rock

Location: near west side of the City of Madison, Buttfalo Trail
Dane County

Aug 18

Ruth Smith

Location: Gibbs Lake
Rock County

We walked the path on the north side of the road which is often used by horses, then crossed the street to the parking lot and checked the driveway also.

Aug 18

Jennifer Ambrose

Location: Nojoshing Trail in St. Francis
Milwaukee County

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

American Snout

American Snout

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 18

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

mostly cloudy and very windy

Aug 18

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Prairie Haven
Buffalo County

First Little Yellow sighting this year.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Aug 18

Judith Huf

Location: My garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

A sunny mild late afternoon after this morning's storms. The poor male Monarch had a crippled wing, but seemed to be getting along okay. I hope he makes it to Mexico. All these were seen in about 40 minutes.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 19

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, trails south of the Interpretive Center
Ozaukee County

Most of the Monarchs were in a grassland on the north side of the woods, at the north end of the Swamp Boardwalk.

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 19

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Calm, clear sky, in the 70's.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 19

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield Township
Walworth County

Seen in my native gardens. Red-spotted Purple looking a little worse for the wear on Cup Plant. Also seen Pearl Crescent on Orange Cone Flower and three Monarchs on Meadow Blazingstar.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 19

Joe Krieg

Location: Southwest shore of Bone Lake
Polk County

Monarch Caterpillars on Swamp Milkweed 3

Aug 19

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Lots of activity around the blooming Rough Blazingstar. I've never seem to catch the male Monarchs so I included my first for the year here.

Silver-spotted Skipper, Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper, Peck's Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 19

Rory Williams

Location: Old Marsh Road within Horicon Refuge
Dodge County

Also saw an American Pipit (lifetime bird for me) and a northern amber bumble bee (the southern most sighting within WI for this year)

northern amber bumble bee

northern amber bumble bee

Aug 19

Patrick Ready

Location: Allen Centennial Gardens
Dane County

I rode my bike down this morning & spent about 45 minutes enjoying the Gardens & Butterflies. Lots of bees enjoying the nectar as well! I had the place to myself @ 9:30 am.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 19

Jo-Anne MacDougall

Location: Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 19

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Aug 19

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area
Rock County

Sometimes sunny but overcast for too much of the day. 21 species. Saw Common Sootywings around and on flowers of Crown Vetch! (They might be thought to be Wild Indigo Duskywings if not actually looked at carefully.) Dorothy photographed the Question Mark and Tiger Swallowtail.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 19

Raymie Miller

Location: Kensington Drive Pond, Appleton
Outagamie County

Aug 19

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Aug 19

Ruth Smith

Location: UW Extension Gardens, Mineral Point Road
Dane County

I walked the garden beds, There was a large preponderance of Painted Ladies and Silver-spotted Skippers but a nice variety of others as well

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 19

Fred Dike

Location: Suak Prairie Recreation Area
Sauk County

mostly sunny, low 80s

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 19

Jo-Anne MacDougall

Location: Crystal Caves
Pierce County

Noted outside Crystal Caves in garden

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 19

Raymie Miller

Location: Kensington Drive Pond, Appleton
Outagamie County

Aug 19

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

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

Photographed a "fresh" male bronze copper 12 days ago about 30yds from this spot.
Followed V. Fritillary back and forth along trail for 15+min.
Laurie exclaimed "a lady caterpillar"! I said "how would you know? Ohhh" when I saw the pussy-toes leaves. American Lady.

American Lady caterpillar

American Lady caterpillar

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aug 19

Sam Greene

Location: Natureland Park
Walworth County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 19

Scott Swengel

Location: Barrens in and near Mirror Lake State Park
Sauk County

2.5 hours, 5 sites. I think that Leonard's Skippers are pre-peak at the 3 sites that have historically produced the most sightings. Today, a new site inside the State Park that we call "Dan's Triangle" produced 21 of the 22 Leonard's Skippers sightings in less than 20 minutes of surveying; I began including this new site with regular surveys of the other 4 sites in May 2018 because Dan Sonnenberg had sent Ann and me an aerial view of it in 2017 saying that it looked promising for butterflies.

Aug 20

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

5-715pm sunny and very humid. I went out right after the storms passed and WOW, were there the butterflies out! I spent most time in the test garden, however the Hackberry Emperor was seen near the roses.

Aug 20

Mike Reese

Location: Manitowoc inpoundment area
Manitowoc County

6:30pm-7:00

Aug 20

Kimberly Shanks

Location: Caledonia Township
Columbia County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 20

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

Aug 20

Mary Roen

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

This butterfly was on my dahlias in the front yard.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 20

Edgar Spalding

Location: Stricker's Pond in Middleton
Dane County

I took a quick bike/walk around the pond in the late afternoon and was pleased to some of my prettiest favorites. Fiery skippers have started showing up everywhere for me, quite suddenly. Least skippers are abundant lately.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 20

Stacy Baumeister

Location: Madison
Dane County

In my home garden (on zinnia).

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 20

Karen Oberhauser

Location: Thomson Prairie, Blue Mounds
Iowa County

Field trip to look at prairie restoration at Thomson Prairie.

Aug 20

Raymie Miller

Location: Special Memories Zoo, Greenville
Outagamie County

Not really looking for butterflies, but happened to come across this one and thought I would post it.

Aug 20

Rory Williams

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

Slow day for butterflies, very cloudy

Aug 21

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Aldo Leopold Nature Center
Dane County

Surprised to only see one Monarch, but maybe the stiff breeze discouraged flight. I didn't get a photo of the Monarch I saw because it was flying fast. Quite a few skippers and at least two sets of mating Viceroys.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 21

Fred Dike

Location: Necedah Natl Wildlife Refuge, 9th Ave
Juneau County

sunny, breezy

Aug 21

Karen Oberhauser

Location: Goose Pond Sanctuary
Columbia County

Tour of Goose Pond Sanctuary by attendees at Grassland Restoration Network conference. Sightings by Adam Gundlach and Karen Oberhauser

Aug 21

Terry Mortier

Location: Cedar Hills Park Hudson
St. Croix County

Short walk through a small prairie restoration. Windy sun mid afternoon.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

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

Aug 21

Fred Dike

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

HQ trail, mostly sunny, breezy

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 21

Janet Barthel

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

1:00 PM

Aug 21

Michael Johnson

Location: One block from Lake Michigan.
Racine County

On Hydrangea.

American Snout

American Snout

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

Aug 21

Richard André Rivard

Location: 140th Avenue Erin Prairie Township
St. Croix County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 21

Les M. Hoffman

Location: Sherman Ave, near Mayfield Lane
Dane County

This one had some iridescent blues and very little red.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 21

Jim Otto

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

A morning visit. I hiked the short trail loop north of the parking area.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 21

Douglas Buege

Location: Oconto River Seed Orchard
Langlade County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

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

Aug 21

Douglas Buege

Location: Perry Ranch Lane, east of Carter
Forest County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

★ = New county photo record

Aug 21

Fred Dike

Location: Necedah Natl Wildlife Refuge, 20th St W
Juneau County

mostly sunny, breezy

Sulphurs puddling

Sulphurs puddling

Sulphurs puddling

Sulphurs puddling

Aug 21

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Lots of ladies but was most surprised by the Red-spotted Purple/White Admiral hybrid with partial bands. This is the second one I have found in Manitowoc County but White Admirals have never been reported from here and are at the southern edge of their range.

American Lady

American Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Aug 21

Jim Otto

Location: Schoeneberg Marsh WPA, trail north of Priem Rd.
Columbia County

Mid-day.

Monarch

Monarch

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 21

Jim Otto

Location: Madison Audubon's Goose Pond Sanctuary, Bicentennial Prairie
Columbia County

Late morning

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 21

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

mild and sunny but extremely humid. One of the Tigers was a dark female. The Summer Azure was feeding on bird poop. Common Wood-Nymphs are much lighter in color than they were a few weeks ago.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 21

Rory Williams

Location: Water Retention Ponds in Neenah
Winnebago County

Another slow day for butterflies

Aug 21

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Delton, WI River Tributary river bank
Sauk County

Found on Prairie cordgrass on the river bank remnant prairie area

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 21

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

Was hoping to see a Karner Blue straggler, but no such luck. These other sitings more than made up for my effort!

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 21

Kate Redmond

Location: Waubedonia Park, on the Milwaukee River between Fredonia and Waubeka
Ozaukee County

I walked along the river bank from the boat landing to the parking area at the east end of the park. Fiery Skippers - crazy! One big clump of vervain had 5 of them, another had 3.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 21

Ruth Smith

Location: Eagle Heights Garden, Madison
Dane County

We walked the length and breadth of the garden and found quite a few species of butterflies.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 22

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

The blazing star in the Buena Vista Prairie Chicken Meadow SNA is always fun to walk through. 10+ Promachus Vertebratus (robber fly) but I didn't see any P. fitchii.

Promachus vertebratus

Promachus vertebratus

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Promachus vertebratus

Promachus vertebratus

white-flowered blazing star

white-flowered blazing star

Aug 22

Dale Bonk

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

Also Cicindela scutellaris and Cicindela tranquebarica

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Monarch

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Aug 22

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Nojoshing Trail in St. Francis
Milwaukee County

2-5pm mostly sunny and mild. Lots and lots of butterflies today! I couldn't believe the number of Viceroy today!

Aug 22

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: River Bend Nature Ctr, Racine
Racine County

Friends with benefits Carolina Grasshoppers (Dissosteira carolina) - the common large grasshopper on gravel/sand roadsides/parking lots, etc. Have a hovering/fluttering courtship flight - I am often distracted from butterflying when they flush!

Carolina Grasshopper

Carolina Grasshopper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 22

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station at my home in Milwaukee WI
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 22

Barb Hermans

Location: Town of Deerfield (between Hancock and Wautoma)
Waushara County

There have been unusually large numbers of butterflies in our garden this year, including Giant Swallowtails and Monarchs, feeding on zinnias, phlox, and lantana. I am still learning to identify the smaller species.

Aug 22

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station at my home in Milwaukee WI
Milwaukee County

Aug 22

Judith Huf

Location: UEC at Riverside Park
Milwaukee County

About at hour and a half in the afternoon. The Variegated Fritillary was especially exciting because I had never seen one before. I got a clear photo with the wings open but only a blurry one of the underside.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Aug 22

Judith Huf

Location: Whitefish Bay Library Garden
Milwaukee County

about 20 minutes in the morning. Lots of skippers on the blue flowers.

Fiery Skipper, Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper, Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 22

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Watertown - Trail at the end of Memorial Drive
Juneau County

Sunny, calm, 70’s

Aug 22

Joan Vennie

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

Startled by a metallic checkerboard pattern in the grass, my brain caught up to what I was seeing just as the butterfly flew away. To my delight it reappeared farther down the path. There were countless small sulphurs along the trail. I could only ID the ones I photographed.

American Copper

American Copper

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Aug 23

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening

Aug 23

Mike Reese

Location: Woodlands Dunes Nature Center and Preserve; Bugler
Manitowoc County

My first Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in Manitowoc County this year.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 23

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Chiwaukee Prairie SNA
Kenosha County

Tastes just like Butter-It-Flies; Yellow Garden Argiope with Viceroy.
Mike, you scooped me! Promachus vertebratus laying eggs on Marsh Blazing-Stars (Liatris spicata). Watched 4 different females oviposit eggs in a line of Liatris flower heads from near bottom to top!

Promachus vertebratus

Promachus vertebratus

Promachus vertebratus

Promachus vertebratus

Yellow Garden Argiope, Viceroy

Yellow Garden Argiope, Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 23

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

a hour or so on a pleasant sunny day.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 23

Terry Mortier

Location: Three Lakes, Oak Lake, Ten mile creek WPAs North East of Hudson
St. Croix County

Windy day, Many stops at several waterfowl production areas. Knot weed, Blazing star, golden rod, and thistles were the majority of flowering plants.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 23

Ginny Nelson

Location: Schumacher Farm County Park
Dane County

Seen incidentally while collecting prairie seeds.

Aug 23

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Fiery Skipper was a female.

Aug 23

Gretchen Dahlen

Location: Donald Park, rural Mt. Horeb
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 23

Cindy Bird

Location: Ashippun, natural area along roadside.
Dodge County

This beautiful Giant Swallowtail was spotted today, WI's largest.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 23

Fred Dike

Location: Hay Rd
Iowa County

late afternoon

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Aug 23

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Aug 23

Jim Melby

Location: Winchester
Winnebago County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 24

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

★ = New county photo record

Aug 24

Kay Dahlke

Location: town of Cedarburg, Covered Bridge Park
Ozaukee County

We saw the same species in our yard about this time last year

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 24

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Urban Ecology Center
Milwaukee County

10am-1pm, sunny windy and mild. Least Skippers were everywhere!!! The number is a conservative estimate. I stopped counting at 100.

Aug 24

Ruth Smith

Location: Goose Lake, Verona
Dane County

Walked in the field of clover between the two ponds. Several varieties in abundance including Silver-spotted Skippers, Cabbage Whites, Least Skippers, Clouded Sulphur and Monarchs.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 24

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County

145-330pm, sunny windy and mild. Mating pairs of Cabbage Whites and Peck's Skippers. Least skippers were all over here too, although not nearly as much.

Aug 24

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Charles Langer Family Park, Marshall
Dane County

70's, partly cloudy, calm. Disc golf course with mowed trails in a large blooming prairie. Asters just starting to bloom.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 24

Don Grasser

Location: Town of Presque Isle
Vilas County

Northern Crescent (male) sitting on Jewel Weed within 10 feet of Minonk Lake.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 24

Kathy Campbell

Location: Wild Rose - on Gilbert Lake
Waushara County

4 Giant swallowtails were sighted, fluttering wings and feasting on purple coneflowers in the front and back yard of our cottage on Gilbert Lake

Aug 24

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

Most sighted during the Lake Park Bird Walk today. Sunny and mild.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 24

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

In the two photos showing the pair of Clouded Sulphurs, (one with wings open and one with wings closed) there is a white female depicted. The Orange Sulphur, which is a first time photo capture for me on Moely Prairie, unfortunately was being predated by an ambush bug at the time of the photo. I decided to try and count the Silver-spotted Skippers and stopped at 42 in just one area. They are everywhere!

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 24

Dorothy Legler

Location: My butterfly garden in Sauk City.
Sauk County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 24

Mike Reese

Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden
Brown County

Aug 24

Rory Williams

Location: Tomorrow Trail
Portage County

Went on a ten mile bike ride, found the Dainty Sulfur in the parking lot at the end.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Mustard White

Mustard White

Mustard White

Mustard White

★ = New county photo record

Aug 24

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Middleton Hills pond
Dane County

Most Bronze Coppers I have ever seen at one place. All in a small area.

Aug 24

Terry Mortier

Location: Spring Meadows WPA
Polk County

windy, grazed last year, red and white clover, short grass, dry knotweed,

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Aug 24

Pam Skaar, Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

We tried to examine carefully each Crescent we saw and were surprised and frustrated by the great variability! We also had one unidentified Skipper.

Aug 25

Peter Thornquist

Location: Good Hope Island, Milwaukee River
Milwaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 25

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Old Marsh Rd, Horicon Marsh
Dodge County

7-1130am partly sunny windy and mild. We found, what we think were 4 Bronze Copper caterpillars. There was also a fresh Bronze Copper, still straightening its wings, on the same plant. I also watched a Leopard Frog snatch a Fiery Skipper, right out of the air, incredible!!!

Aug 25

David Wittrock

Location: Powell Marsh
Vilas County

Aug 25

Marjorie Martin

Location: Union Grove..the west side of my house. Near my perennial garden
Racine County

Resting on perennial Bee Balm in the sun.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 25

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station at my home in Milwaukee WI
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 25

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing invasives

Aug 25

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Wind Point Lighthouse
Racine County

Sunny, 70's, windy by Lake Michigan. One small butterfly bush was loaded with Fiery and Peck's Skippers. Some monarchs were very fresh, others hors de combat. We were in search of a Snout - no luck.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 25

Marci Lanois

Location: Olbrich Gardens and Stricker's Pond
Dane County

Partly cloudy day with temps in the high 60s to low 70s. One of the Fiery Skippers and the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (black form female) were spotted at Stricker's Pond. The rest of the butterflies were from Olbrich Gardens.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Aug 25

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Tim's Hill area, Pheasant Branch, Middleton
Dane County

Aug 25

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

2 male and 2 female Fiery Skippers

Aug 25

Mike Reese

Location: Manitowoc Containment area
Manitowoc County

Aug 25

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Very windy off the lake today. I thought there wouldn't be many butterflies nectaring because of the wind and there weren't except for this little bioretention system garden. The one Swamp Milkweed had 20 Monarchs at it at one time, and 40 of the Monarchs were seen in this garden.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 25

Jim Kinderman

Location: Kaufman Rd. - private land
Winnebago County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 25

Pamela Skaar, Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking iron County Park
Dane County

overcast and windy, with gusts up to 20 mph. 10:43 - 12:35, 1.44 miles

Hackberry Emperor (Ginny)

Hackberry Emperor (Ginny)

Aug 26

Halley Minser

Location: Oak Leaf Trail in Franklin
Milwaukee County

42.921373, -87.997540

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 27

Mike Reese

Location: Manitowoc Inpoundment area
Manitowoc County

Most Monarchs were nectaring on the invasive Purple loosestrife.

Aug 27

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Area around Hazel Green Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Lafayette County

76 degrees, mostly sunny and breezy. 12 species.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 27

Judith Huf

Location: WI Energies Grasslands, St. Francis
Milwaukee County

Warm and sunny. Too many of some species to get an accurate count. One of the two Tiger Swallowtails was a black female. I tried to get a photo to show the abundance of Monarchs. The best I could do was 9 Monarchs and 1 Painted Lady in a single photo.

Monarch, Painted Lady

Monarch, Painted Lady

Viceroy, Monarch

Viceroy, Monarch

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 27

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Hauser Prairie
Dane County

Many Common Green Darners (Anax junius); mostly juveniles (Beginning of migration?).
2 More Promachus vertebratus Robber Fly Females Laying Eggs on Rough Blazing-Stars (Liatris aspera)

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Promachus vertebratus

Promachus vertebratus

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 27

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

What a day for monarchs! I walked the prairie loop north of the clubhouse. It was getting windy by the time I got to the north end of the woods, and monarchs were sitting on dogwood and other woody plants, out of the wind. One tandem pair. Eastern Tailed-blue ovipositing in clover.

Black Saddlebags

Black Saddlebags

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 27

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Garden/picnic area near front entrance of the VA Hospital in Madison
Dane County

Aug 27

Les Hoffman

Location: Comanche Glen, Northside of Madison, on a marigold plant.
Dane County

Male

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 27

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Katie's Garden in Platteville, Potosi, Fenley RA.
Grant County

76 degrees, mostly sunny and breezy. 14 species.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 27

Rory Williams

Location: Just south of Z and Country Club
Winnebago County

Aug 27

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Aug 27

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station at my home in Milwaukee WI
Milwaukee County

Many multiples of Monarchs on Red Swamp Milkweed

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 27

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 27

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens, Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

I think this is the most Monarchs I have counted at this location

Aug 28

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Brigham County Park
Dane County

With16-33 mph winds and a temp below 70, we were pleasantly surprised to find this many butterflies on the .06 mile trail in the prairie.

Aug 28

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Spent most of this very pleasant, sunny and breezy day working removing invasive burdock, but did manage to see a few beautiful butterflies. One of the Tiger Swallowtails was a black female. The single Azure was surprisingly bright blue. Another day with extraordinary numbers of Monarchs.

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 28

Bob Leary

Location: my yard, Oshkosh
Winnebago County

Eight monarchs on goldenrod. Never have seen more than two at one time in yard.

Aug 28

Douglas Buege

Location: Near Tenney Park, Madison
Dane County

Aug 28

Fred Dike

Location: Horicon Natl Wildlife Refuge Old Marsh Rd
Dodge County

windy, mostly cloudy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 28

David Drews

Location: Town of Clyde
Iowa County

Most photographs are from our garden, where eight Giant and two Eastern Swallowtails were present at once, mostly at the blooming sedum plant. One photo of Silver Spotted Skipper is from elsewhere on the property.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 28

Stasia Zwisler

Location: Brookhill Road / Stone Manor Lane; Genesee Depot
Waukesha County

9:35am Male; resting/sunning itself on cedar tree branch; gorgeous specimen.

Aug 28

Fred Dike

Location: Horicon State Wildlife Area Northern Rd
Dodge County

windy, partly cloudy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aug 29

Tom Ferguson

Location: Modena
Buffalo County

Aug 29

Mike Reese

Location: Rotary Botanical Gardens
Rock County

Good numbers of Fiery Skippers, the most since I had 150+ at this location in 2010.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Great Spreadwing

Great Spreadwing

Aug 29

Judith Huf

Location: Whitefish Bay Library Garden
Milwaukee County

Stopped by briefly between appointments.

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 29

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: John Minix Tr., Blue Mound SP
Dane County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 29

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Mostly sunny 77 degree late morning. Also saw a hummingbird on the Mexican sunflowers.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 29

Les M. Hoffman

Location: Cherokee Marsh near end of Sherman Ave.
Dane County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 29

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

Amazing action at the rain gardens in Lake Park. Monarch migration must be at its peak. Everywhere I looked there huge numbers of individuals. Also Green Darner Dragonflies migrating too along the Lake front. One of the Fiery Skippers was the palest I've ever seen.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper, American Lady

Peck's Skipper, American Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 30

Les Hoffman

Location: Near a pond on Wheeler Road in Madison’s Northside
Dane County

Poor photo on a thistle blossom, but it was off and not sighted again.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 30

Rory Williams

Location: Just South of Z and Country Club
Winnebago County

Incidental while gardening

Aug 30

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Blazing Star in full bloom. Hundreds of Monarchs and over 100 Painted Ladies as well.

Checkered White

Checkered White

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary, Northern Crescent

Meadow Fritillary, Northern Crescent

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 30

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

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

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 30

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

All three sections of the wildlife area.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

American Lady

American Lady

Aug 30

Todd Eiben

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

I was very happy to find a newly emerged Regal Fritillary. This is a lifer butterfly for me.

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper, Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Common Checkered-Skipper, Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Proctacanthus milbertii, Silver-spotted Skipper

Proctacanthus milbertii, Silver-spotted Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Aug 30

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Prairie trails south of the interpretive center.

Shadow Darner

Shadow Darner

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 30

Steve Kinyon

Location: Onalaska-Trempeleau bike trail, near Onalaska trailhead
La Crosse County

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Aug 30

Mike Reese

Location: Hickory Hill Conservancy, Cross Plains
Dane County

The American Goldfinch nest was on a Common Ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata).

American Goldfinch nest

American Goldfinch nest

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Aug 31

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: McCarthy Youth and Conservation County Park
Dane County

Overcast and 71.

American Lady

American Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 31

Mike Reese

Location: Manitowoc containment area
Manitowoc County

Aug 31

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Cloudy, in the 60s all day.

Aug 31

Lee & Liz Barker

Location: Backyard, Draper WI
Sawyer County

Lots of bees and butterflies today in our garden

American Lady

American Lady

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

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

Aug 31

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Still lots of Painted Ladies! Another Red Admiral for my over-the-hill collection.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Aug 31

Rory Williams

Location: Mosquito Hill Nature Center
Outagamie County

The Common Wood-Nymph appeared to be very fresh

Aug 31

Richard André Rivard

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

a battered male.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper