Butterfly sightings for May 2020

May 1

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway, Wrightman Rd.
Grant County

Partly sunny, 67 degrees. Somewhat dry.

May 1

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

First butterfly in yard this season!

May 1

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Blue Mound State Park
Iowa County

Early afternoon, becoming cloudy. My first Eastern Tiger Swallowtail of the season. Glad that it decided to land for a photo after flying around for quite awhile.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 1

Pamela Skaar

Location: Spring Green Preserve SNA East
Sauk County

13:45 - 15:15, 65 - 64 F, S wind 6 - 10 mph. Started out overcast, then it sprinkled and finally it cleared and was sunny. Butterflies observed starting at 15:00.

May 1

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Rd
Oconto County

May 2

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

The Cabbage White was nectaring on our trillium and vinca. More importantly we have our first spike of milkweed (right next to the warm driveway), about midway between its earliest and latest appearances for the past 12 years.

May 2

Fred Dike

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

mid 70's mostly sunny, breezy

American Lady

American Lady

May 2

Douglas Buege

Location: Buck's Ranch Rd and Chickadee
Oconto County

May 2

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Goose Lake Drumlins State Nature Area
Dane County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

May 2

April Stanke

Location: My House in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 2

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: Taproot Farm
Iowa County

May 2

Lester Doyle

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

I was there from 8 am untill 2 pm...hit both the East and West units. Cloudy and overcast...mid to high 60's most of the day.

Saw my First Bronze Tiger Beetles for this location on the West Side.

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

American Lady

American Lady

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

May 2

Marci Lanois

Location: Necedah NWR: Brown Elfin was on 9th St. W and the Olympia Marbles were on 20th St.
Juneau County

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

May 2

Marci Lanois

Location: On a trail near the north end of Brockway Road
Jackson County

American Lady

American Lady

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

May 2

Terry Mortier

Location: Prospect Park, Hudson
St. Croix County

Very windy and warm

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

May 2

Rory Williams

Location: Plamann Park
Outagamie County

May 2

April Stanke

Location: County Line Road
Ozaukee County

May 2

April Stanke

Location: My House In Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Also saw a small brown butterfly that fluttered across the yard but not identified.

May 2

Douglas Buege

Location: Along trail near Buck's Ranch Rd
Marinette County

May 2

April Stanke

Location: Schoen Laufen Park in Germantown
Washington County

May 2

Patrick Ready

Location: My Madison yard
Dane County

Flew through garden area

May 2

Daniel Flynn

Location: Dutch Hollow Lake, La Valle
Sauk County

at waterfront, cloudy day, temperature in upper 60's

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

May 2

Patrick Ready

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Iowa County

Breezy, warm, 70. Flight but seldom landed to nectar. Several Big Sand Tiger Beetles and Greater Bee Flies were along the trail.

bee fly

bee fly

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

May 3

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 3

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson property along County K south of Chaseburg
Vernon County

May 3

Lee Shipley

Location: Sparta, bike trail near janus ave
Monroe County

also saw two Grapevine Epimenis (moths)

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Grapevine Epimenis (Psychomorpha epimenis) moth

Grapevine Epimenis (Psychomorpha epimenis) moth

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

May 3

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny windy 70 degree day. Cabbage white butterflies were on the move.

May 3

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County

May 3

April Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

May 3

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Schmidt's Woods, N. of Waunakee
Dane County

May 3

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens between Millston and Black River Falls
Jackson County

64-75 degrees F, mostly sunny, wind 2-20 mph, about 10.5 miles of transect counting. Bauer-Brockway Area, Hunter Haven Road, Stanton Road, Dike 17, and one other area. We also saw 1 unidentified elfin and 2 unidentified duskywings.

May 3

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: UW Arboretum - Grady Tract
Dane County

my first American Lady of the year

May 3

Kate Redmond

Location: Residence on Lake Michigan near Cedar Grove
Sheboygan County

May 3

Douglas Buege

Location: Camp Four Lake Lane
Oconto County

May 3

Joan Vennie

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Dane County

May 3

Terry Mortier

Location: St. Croix river near the Willow River dam
St. Croix County

Very windy and warm

American Lady

American Lady

May 3

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

Warm and sunny

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

May 3

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: 3 barrens along County Hwy X
Wood County

70-74 degrees F, sunny, wind NW 5-30 mph. 1.2 miles of transects. One site was too windy for butterfly surveying. This is a complete list of what we saw. The Brown Elfin was in a different site from where we saw one on April 26.

May 3

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Hauser Prairie SNA
Dane County

At least 3 similar appearing butterflies flitting about just above vegetation.

May 4

Dean Hansen

Location: St. Joseph Twp
St. Croix County

Seen on old-field vegetation, which includes extensive Antennaria (Pussytoes) stands. Fresh, unworn specimen.

May 4

Pamela Hoyland

Location: colfax yard
Dunn County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 4

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Upper Rock Lake County Park
Jefferson County

Sunny, 51 degrees

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

May 5

Mary Roen

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

This butterfly was fllitting about in a grassland on our property.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

May 5

K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

Pretty cold in the morning. I drove for hours before I saw the first butterfly as temps soared up into the high 50s.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

May 6

Fred Dike

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Dane County

50's, wind was 1 mph and sunny

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

May 6

Pamela Skaar

Location: Mirror Lake SP Turtleville Loop
Sauk County

13:03 - 15:34. Sunny and calm at beginning of walk but windy and partly cloudy at the end. Was hoping for some kind of elfin.

May 6

Patrick Ready

Location: Blue Mounds State Park, Dane Co section
Dane County

In wooded area near creek in valley.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 6

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, Chippewa River floodplain
Chippewa County

Sunny, lower 60°s, winds 15 - 20 MPH.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 6

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson property off of County K south of Chaseburg
Vernon County

May 6

Patrick Ready

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Saw 1 a Olympic Marble flying near entrance then near the open prairie where lots of blooms were one landed. Also saw 2 Cabbage Whites.

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

May 6

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans
Manitowoc County

Was surprised to see a Painted Lady already. Outside with the boys wasn't able to get photos but had my binoculars and got good looks. Sunny and 60F, 5-10mph winds

May 6

Mike Reese

Location: Morrison Prairie & Forest Preserve
Iowa County

This was my first visit here. The blue sky that I was hoping for went away before I got there and I only saw a Cabbage White on the way up the hill. There were lots of nectar sources, especially puccoon, but there is Columbine for duskywings, and Red Cedar for Juniper Hairstreaks, as well as rock cress for Olympia Marbles so I think all of them should be there. I am looking forward to checking this out again soon.

puccoon and Violet Wood Sorrel were abundant

puccoon and Violet Wood Sorrel were abundant

Yellow Star-grass

Yellow Star-grass

May 6

Dale Bonk

Location: Primrose Prairie
Dane County

May 6

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

Sunny and 60's but becoming cloudy before I got to the western area.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 6

Pamela Hoyland

Location: Colfax yard
Dunn County

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

May 6

Pamela Hoyland

Location: Colfax gravel pit.
Dunn County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

May 6

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Spring Green Preserve SNA
Sauk County

4 more "Ladys" and At least 8 other probable Olympia Marbles.

May 7

Dale Bonk

Location: Mazomanie Oak Barrens
Dane County

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

★ = New county photo record

May 7

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

While walking Moely Prairie, an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail flew by is. It caught us by surprise and was too quick to get a camera shot.

May 7

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Along the Yahara River Trail in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny, breezy, 50 degree morning.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

May 7

Scott Swengel

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

Four sites in the park and one nearby. 62-66 degrees F, mostly sunny, wind NW 5-10 mph.

May 7

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Mourning Cloak was basking on the only damp spot on the northern part of Stolte Road. Temperature only about 50 degrees.

May 7

Dean Hansen

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

Temperature in mid-afternoon was only in the mid-fifties, and it was fairly windy. One had to find south-facing, protected areas to find butterflies. Painted Lady was just to the east of James Rd/Klots Rd junction, with one or two more. Saw several coyote scats, but there were no butterflies on them. Briefly saw one small dark skipper, possibly either a Sleepy or Dreamy Dusky Wing, but ID is very uncertain. Saw no elfins, nor any of the overwintering guys.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

May 7

Bob Jacobson

Location: Hay Meadow Flowage Trail, north of 225th Street
Chippewa County

Sunny, 53 F, windy. Neither individual landed long enough for a photo.

The Hay Meadow Flowage Trail is in the northern part of the county.

May 7

Dave Hogg

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

4:00 pm, sunny and windy, 61. A faded American lady landed briefly in front of me, then took off and was taken from my sight by the wind.

May 7

Dale Bonk

Location: Blackhawk Unit, LWR
Dane County

May 7

Kyle Johnson

Location: Machickanee Flowage
Oconto County

Search of small peatland and adjacent forest/cutovers; also saw 2 duskywings zipping by - probably Juvenal's

☆ = New county sighting record

May 7

Daniel Jackson

Location: County K 3 miles west of Hwy 35
Vernon County

May 7

Skye Harnsberger

Location: Vernon/Crawford co border, family farm
Crawford County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 7

Douglas Buege

Location: Tenney Park
Dane County

May 7

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Zeloski Marsh London Road
Jefferson County

sunny, windy, 55 degrees

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

May 8

Patrick Ready

Location: Capital City State Park, Hog Island
Dane County

Walking the trail west of Lk Waubesa. Open woods and prairie.

May 8

Dale Bonk

Location: Donald Park
Dane County

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

May 8

Dave Hogg

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

3:00 pm, sunny and cool (47 degrees), also windy. A newly minted Pearl Crescent flew by and landed momentarily before taking off again.

May 8

Skye Harnsberger

Location: Near Rising Sun/Rush Creek State Natural Area on the border of Vernon/Crawford Co.
Crawford County

Found In greenhouse. Released.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

May 8

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: near Beetown
Grant County

The Swallowtail flew ahead of me and landed in the grass. Note the fabulous coloring of a recently eclosed butterfly.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 9

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: Muralt Bluff Prairie SNA
Green County

May 9

Jay Watson

Location: Neshota County Park
Brown County

Mostly sunny, windy and 50F

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

May 9

Patrick Ready

Location: Owen Park
Dane County

Madison city park trail. Saw butterfly land on path. Doc shot.

American Lady

American Lady

May 9

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: vicinity of Hyw 14 and Moore Road
Richland County

Temperature was 57 degrees, sunny and wind of 10 mph. We each mistakenly thought the other brought a camera. Ooops.

May 9

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sunny, high 50's, breezy. Beautiful day.

May 9

Judith Huf

Location: Kohl Park
Milwaukee County

Pretty cold and windy, but sunny.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 11

Eric Hill

Location: Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

I opened my front door to go out and get the mail and this lovely Eastern Tiger was resting on the inside of the bottom of the storm door. I let it walk onto my hand so I could take it outside again. Luckily my cat didn't find it first!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 11

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville, Larrabee Rd
Dunn County

All before noon, barely 45 degrees, sunny and breezy.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

May 12

Zachery Milbrandt

Location: Near the Bad Axe River
Vernon County

Pretty active, let me get really close. In southern dry-mesic forest at the edge of a farm field. Primarily box elder, garlic mustard, dead/dying ash, shagbark, oaks.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

May 12

Mike Reese

Location: Morrison Prairie & Forest Preserve
Iowa County

I was happy to see the Olympia Marble here! I tried my best to get a photo but it was dancing along on the steep hillside faster than I could move on a flat surface. I also saw my first Red Admirals of the year.

May 12

Bob Jacobson

Location: North City Park, Bloomer
Chippewa County

Mid afternoon, sunny, 55 F, wind NW 4

Mustard White

Mustard White

May 12

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Haven't seen many butterflies in the yard this spring. These are my 2nd and third sightings

May 12

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Latham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

55 deg., sunny, calm. Nothing in the Butterfly Garden. The prairie plants were barely peaking out of the ground.

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

May 12

D Nussbaum

Location: Mosquito Hill
Outagamie County

Also saw a lady that wouldn't sit still.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

★ = New county photo record

May 13

Dave Hogg

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

3:00 pm, sun/clouds, 66 degrees, windy. Started sunny but quickly turned cloudy. Saw two butterflies (Eastern Tailed-Blue and Pearl Crescent) while still sunny, but with wind neither stayed still long enough to photograph. Also came across a dead snake with several carrion beetle species and some rove beetles on it, plus saw a clearwinged sphinx moth (snowberry clearwing?).

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

May 13

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

May 13

Stan Rehm

Location: University of Wisconsin Arboretum
Dane County

Only 1 butterfly seen during an hour's walk - a Red Admiral flitting appropriately around a patch of nettles.

May 13

Kate Redmond

Location: Cedarburg Bog - public trails at the north end off of Hwy 33, between Newburg and Saukville.
Ozaukee County

Beautiful day - ferns uncurling, Great-crested Flycatcher calling. One of the Azures was on bird poop, one was a fly-by, and one was trying out a series of spring ephemerals.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

May 14

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Prairie Haven
Buffalo County

I haven't seen these in a few years, but they're still here!

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

May 14

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

The only butterfly I saw on this rainy, damp, cool morning.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

May 14

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie
Sauk County

It was overcast and about 60 degrees when this wee one flitted past me. I was expecting it to be a Spring Azure, but was pleasantly surprised to see the little tails!

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

May 15

Mary Beth Sarnowski

Location: Kickapoo Valley Reserve
Vernon County

multiple found along Indian Creek trail

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

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

May 15

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Hwy 54 bog
Jackson County

Sunny, 60-62 degrees F, about 0.45 mile walked. Checked the best areas we know for Jutta Arctic but we think it was several days too early to see one. Beginning about May 20 here the Juttas could be out.

May 15

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Throughout my yard & my neighbor's front yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Flying in the area, sunny and 70 degrees.

May 15

Bob Jacobson

Location: Deer Fly Trail, in the northern part of the county
Chippewa County

Found along a dirt road through forested land, in the vicinity of ponds and sphagnum bogs.

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

May 15

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens between Millston and Black River Falls
Jackson County

Sunny, 61-77 degrees F, 15.5 to 16 miles walked. Every site is part of our Frosted Elfin long-term monitoring and has had at least one Frosted Elfin sighting before. Sites at Dike 17, near Brockway and Bauer Roads, west of Hunter Haven Road, and along Stanton Creek Road. We saw 3 Frosted Elfins in the westernmost mile of Stanton Creek Road and 4 Frosted Elfins in the first 0.9 miles (3 of the 4 were 0.6-0.9 miles out) of the wide pipeline ROW running along the west side of the ATV trail going northwest from Hunter Haven Road beginning 0.5-0.6 miles north of Stanton Creek Road. We also saw 4 unidentified elfins and 72 unidentified duskywings.

May 15

Marci Lanois

Location: Bauer Brockway Barrens & Funmaker Rd.
Jackson County

Sunny and around 70 degrees. Light wind.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

May 15

Mike Reese, Karl and Dorothy Legler, Douglas Buege

Location: Wazee Spring NABA Count
Jackson County

Six people participated. Temperature was up to 73 degrees and it was sunny all day. These results are from 3 of the 4 parties on the Wazee NABA spring count. We saw 21 species and the Wazee Count totaled 25 species. (For the 4th party see Swengel's report.)

May 15

Dean Hansen

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

Basically hit the same spots on Crex that I had visited on May 7. Olympia Marble numbers were way down. Simuliidae (Black fly) numbers were way up; they were pests. Crex needs a good soaking rain--there were simply no damp spots on the gravel roads. Each spring I gotta relearn Dusky Winged Skippers--hope these IDs are right. Afternoon temperature was about 65 degrees, wind was light.

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

May 15

Halley Minser

Location: Mangan Woods, Franklin
Milwaukee County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

May 15

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Of course I didn’t have my camera along while doing prairie restoration today, but the butterfly population came alive today given the warm temps and under sunny skies!

May 15

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

Warm, sunny, windy.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

May 15

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Cross Plains Interpretive Site/Wilkie area
Dane County

We saw two beautiful Scarlet Tanagers too.

May 15

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish lake SWA
Burnett County

Warm sunny afternoon.

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

May 15

Joan Vennie

Location: Blackhawk Ridge, Southern Unit Wisconsin Riverway
Dane County

May 15

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Devil's Nose SNA
Sauk County

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

May 15

Pamela Skaar

Location: Mirror lake SP
Sauk County

13:45 - 17:30, 3.6 miles, sunny, low wind, 70s. Six of the eight Juvenals Duskywings were patroling the paths and fighting with each other. I tried to get photos but they show nothing of interest.

May 15

Dave Hogg

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

May 15

Edgar Spalding

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Dane County

two individuals, both males, I believe, but showing different amounts of black and blue above

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

May 15

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Spring again! I walked the trail to the ephemeral pond. Festive tiger beetles on the trail to the upper prairie.

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 15

Tod Highsmith

Location: near Yahara Place Park, east side Madison
Dane County

May 15

Kate Redmond

Location: Ozaukee Washington Land Trust property, west end of Lake Twelve.
Washington County

6-spotted tiger beetles in the parking area.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

May 15

Rory Williams

Location: Asylum Bay Wildlife Area
Winnebago County

The lake flies were so thick that the cabbages were flying erratic flights as they were being bumped mid air by the flies. A truly miserable time

May 16

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: Taproot farm
Iowa County

My first swallowtail and crescent of the year

May 16

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Prairie Haven
Buffalo County

I watched the Columbine Duskywing lay this egg on a Columbine leaf. Unfortunately, the Gorgone wasn't as cooperative - I didn't get a photo.

Columbine Duskywing

Columbine Duskywing

Columbine Duskywing

Columbine Duskywing

May 16

Daniel Jackson

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

May 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: 4 barrens patches along County Hwy X
Wood County

2.2 miles of transects. These are Frosted Elfin long-term monitoring sites near Sandhill Wildlife Area, but the last time we saw a Frosted Elfin in Wood County was in 2010. We also saw 5 unidentified duskywings.

May 16

Marci Lanois

Location: Bauer Brockway Barrens along Brockway Rd
Jackson County

Sunny with a light wind.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Harvester

Harvester

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

May 16

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Rettenmund Prairie SNA
Dane County

May 16

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA/Larrabee Rd.
Dunn County

Also one flyby Tiger Swallowtail.

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

May 16

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

American Copper

American Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

May 16

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Walking Iron
Dane County

May 16

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Refuge
Wood County

Bright sun. Saw Tiger Swallowtail but could not make out which one as it was a rapid flyby.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

May 16

Lester Doyle

Location: Brockway Barrens SNA
Jackson County

from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm...temp mid-50's to low 70's. Varied from sunny to cloudy and in between through out the day. Also had four species of Tiger Beetles: Six-Spotted, Festive, Big Sand, and Northern Barrens.

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

★ = New county photo record

May 16

David Dieter

Location: Sugar River bike trail north of Brodhead
Green County

May 18

Douglas Buege

Location: Riley Lake
Price County

Really crummy weather--cold and cloudy.

May 19

Douglas Buege

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Great day for being here. Carrey Road has good wet spots where skippers and duskywings were flying.

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

'Spring' Spring Azure, Bluish Spring Moth (Lomographa semiclarata)

'Spring' Spring Azure, Bluish Spring Moth (Lomographa semiclarata)

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

May 20

Mary Beth Sarnowski

Location: Kickapoo Valley Reserve
Vernon County

Little Canada trail head

May 20

Patrick Ready

Location: Mazomanie Oak Barrens - south section
Dane County

Wooded opening near parking lot

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

May 20

Patrick Ready

Location: Baxter's Hollow
Sauk County

Flying along roadside to entrance. Large orange & black butterfly. 1st of year sighting

May 20

Bob Jacobson

Location: Bass Lake #5, along the Deer Fly Trail
Chippewa County

Another individual of this species was observed a few miles south, along the Hay Meadow Flowage Trail, on the same day.

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

May 20

Douglas Buege

Location: Riley Lake
Price County

Saw Red-disked Alpine at 7:30 am--first flyer of the day.

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Green Comma

Green Comma

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Red-disked Alpine

Red-disked Alpine

May 20

Patrick Ready

Location: Baxter's Hollow
Sauk County

2 Pearls landing in gravel in pull out near the stream.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

May 20

Douglas Buege

Location: Wolf Lake Bog
Oneida County

May 20

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Spring Green Preserve SNA
Sauk County

We both saw the Monarch and agreed on ID; not a viceroy. I had a 2nd sighting of a Monarch a little later but could not rule out same individual.
Tiger swallowtail appeared very recently emerged; small "ruffles" in wings.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

May 20

Douglas Buege

Location: Ada Lake Campground
Forest County

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

May 20

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Included in the 9 Pearl Crescents I saw while walking the prairie, I witnessed two mating pairs.

American Copper

American Copper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

May 20

Patrick Ready

Location: Mazomanie
Dane County

Seen along bike trail east of town

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

May 20

Mike Reese

Location: Arena Wildlife Area
Iowa County

May 20

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Along the Yahara River Trail in Stoughton
Dane County

Breezy, sunny, 65 degree morning. Disappointed to only see Cabbage White butterflies with so many spring wildflowers now blooming.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

May 21

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Bauer-Brockway Barrens and Stanton Creek Rd
Jackson County

The day started very slow, with temps in the low 60's and cloudy. Then around noon, it started getting warmer and the sun was peeking out. It was like flipping a light switch. Next thing I know, butterflies are everywhere and it's 75 and sunny. The Frosted and Eastern Pine Elfins were seen along Stanton Creek Rd.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

May 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens in and near Moquah Barrens SNA
Bayfield County

Sites near Forest Road 236. We also saw 3 unidentified elfins and 1 unidentified duskywing.

May 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Douglas County Wildlife Area
Douglas County

4 spots north of County Hwy M, southwest of Solon Springs. We haven't seen a Chryxus Arctic here in several years. We also saw eleven unidentified elfins and 1 unidentified duskywing.

May 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens south of Brule
Douglas County

Two stops with a barrens on both sides of the road at each place. For several years Olympia Marbles seemed to colonize this area and Douglas County WA and become readily findable, but they've waned recently. We also saw 14 unidentified elfins.

May 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bogs near Aminicon Lake and Moose Junction
Douglas County

Nine sites north of Moose Junction along Hwy 35 (2), west of Hwy 35 on Foxboro-Chaffee Road, on Milchesky Road 1.15 and 1.9 miles west of County Hwy A, 3 sites along County Hwy A south of Amnicon Lake--North Bear, Bear, and Bear SW, and Lyman Lake Bog. Most of these bogs are described in "The Fascinating Butterflies of Northwestern Wisconsin Bogs", posted at the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association website www.naba.org/chapters/nabawba/watching.html
These are high Freija Fritillary numbers but low Brown Elfin numbers. 50 of the Freijas and 4 Red-disked Alpines were at Milchesky Road "1.75" (about a 0.7 mile survey route), which we now access by walking south from a landing 1.9 miles west of County Hwy A. 26 of the Freijas and 3 Red-disked Alpines were at Bear Creek bog (not north or SW) in a 1/2 mile survey. 33 of the Freijas, plus the only Jutta Arctic, were along a 1.25 mile rout we walked on Lyman Lake Bog.

May 21

David Wittrock

Location: Statenaker Lake, Lac du Flambeau
Vilas County

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

May 21

Douglas Buege

Location: Camp Four Lake Lane
Oconto County

May 21

D Nussbaum

Location: Bubolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Saw about a dozen azures and one large orange butterfly.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

May 21

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Langer Park, Marshall
Dane County

60's, mostly sunny, calm

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

May 21

Rory Williams

Location: Wild Goose Bike Trail
Dodge County

The bad news is that the Black Swallowtails have way too much food in the form of wild parsnip along the trail

May 21

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Mid 60s and overcast. Hoary Puccoon is beginning to bloom. An Eight-spotted Forester moth and a few Tiger Beetles added interest to the day. There was also one Tiger Swallowtail.

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Eight-spotted Forester (moth)

Eight-spotted Forester (moth)

Hoary Puccoon

Hoary Puccoon

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

May 21

Patrick Ready

Location: Mazomanie Oak Barrens
Dane County

Located along Hw Y north of town. Sand barren with cactus

American Copper

American Copper

May 22

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Caroline Lake Bog
Iron County

Cloudy, 70 degrees F.

May 22

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Brockway Barrens area
Jackson County

Very Cloudy. No Butterflies until around 1:30. Missed the Tiger Beetles.

Sleepy Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

May 22

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Riley Lake Bogs
Price County

Cloudy, 63-70 degrees F. Nine bogs 13-16 miles east of Fifield, most of them described in "Butterflies to Log in and near Northern Wisconsin's Bogs" that is posted at Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association’s website www.naba.org/chapters/nabawba/watching.html
Bogs surveyed were along Forest Road 137 1.1-1.2 (W side), 1.4-1.5 (E side), 1.9 (E), and 2.3 (E side, SW side) miles south of Highway 70; south of Forest Road 136 less than a mile west of Forest Road 505; Forest Road 505 1.7 (E side)and 5.4 (E) miles south of Highway 70, and Highway 70 0.5 miles east of Forest Road 137 (S side). The Freija Fritillary count is low but possibly this was late in the flight. Brown Elfins were very low, indicating that they are at the bottom of their approx. 4-year abundance cycle on Wisconsin bogs.

May 23

Tod Highsmith

Location: Brooklyn SWA
Dane County

May 23

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Schluckebier Prairie SNA
Sauk County

Many (25+) "Crescent" appearing butterflies but only took enough time from wildflowering and other living creature observing to ID 10.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

May 23

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie
Winnebago County

Found a couple species while girdling aspen in the prairie. The Red Admiral was laying eggs on nettles

May 23

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Beautiful day. I shared the boardwalk with the larva of a Margined carrion beetle.

Margined Carrion Beetle

Margined Carrion Beetle

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

May 23

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Overcast, about 60, with fog not far away. Two Monarchs - one alive and the other partially eaten.

May 23

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino wildlife area
Shawano County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

May 23

Patrick Ready

Location: Wilke Preserve, Waunakee
Dane County

Walking the trail and saw 2 Pearls. Overcast, 65 degrees

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

May 24

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake District Preserve, County A, Oakland
Jefferson County

82 degrees; slight breeze; cloudy, then sunny.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

May 24

Dave Hogg

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

May 24

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Finally saw our first Monarch today! (although didn't get a photo.)

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

American Copper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

May 24

Terry Mortier

Location: Stolte Rd. Fish lake SWA
Burnett County

Warm humid afternoon. Walking/driving along the road concentrating on patches of lupine. One low moist spot in the road produced most of the duskywings.

Persius Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 24

Daniel Jackson

Location: Stoddard Sand Prairie on Prairie Lane
Vernon County

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

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

May 24

Ginny Nelson

Location: My yard in Middleton
Dane County

The Monarch and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail were both 2020 firsts for me. The American Lady was laying eggs on pussytoes.

May 24

April Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Two of the Black Swallowtails were mating in the air. Also saw an orange butterfly that could of been a fritillary.

May 24

Douglas Buege

Location: Near Tenney Park
Dane County

May 24

Dean Hansen

Location: Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area
Burnett County

First spot was to east of Larson Rd, 0.1 mi south of North Boundary Rd. Several flighty Erynnis were seen, and a single Common Roadside Skipper photographed. Then on the south-facing slope to the south of Crex Ridge Road, I focused on a "blue" with my Papilios. Strong blue above, with no markings or tail, and I just caught a glimpse of a row of orange spots near the margin of the under hindwing. Then it was off, with no chance of a photo. But I'm certain that it was a Karner. There was plenty of lupine about. Curry Road, that was so productive for Doug Buege five days ago, was dry and dead butterfly-wise. Despite perching on a columbine, I think I was seeing a Mottled Dusky Wing. Also saw a large Phidippus jumping spider.

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Jumping spider

Jumping spider

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

May 24

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Avon Bottoms State Wildlife Area
Rock County

High temperature was 83 degrees, mostly sunny and calm winds. Alfalfa field had about 30 Clouded Sulphurs. Note tiny moth beside the Gorgone Checkerspot. Upperside of Gorgone is Dorothy's photo. She also heard Dickcissels, Bobwhite and Cope's Gray Treefrog.

Gorgone Checkerspot, Orange Mint Moth

Gorgone Checkerspot, Orange Mint Moth

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

May 24

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser, Ron Endres

Location: Private lands in Verona
Dane County

First Monarch (male) and first Monarch egg of the year.

Monarch egg

Monarch egg

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

May 24

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

Also saw a leech crossing the trail.

leech

leech

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

May 24

April Stanke

Location: My Yard In Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

May 24

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: Riley Lake Rd
Price County

All species found along Forest Road 137 2.3 miles south of Highway 70 (45.862428, -90.187172). This site was found by consulting A. Swengel's publication on NABA website. We also encountered 6 Frigga Fritillaries flying along road near intersection of FR 137 and ATV trail 121 (45.871388, -90.174033).

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Jutta Arctic

Jutta Arctic

Red-disked Alpine

Red-disked Alpine

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

May 24

Rory Williams

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

Lupines were just beginning to bloom and were flush with bumblebees. Along the path were some butterflies.

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

May 24

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

May 24

Ann Thering

Location: My butterfly garden
Dane County

May 24

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: backyard on Madison's east side
Dane County

May 24

Lester Doyle

Location: Brockway Barrens SNA
Jackson County

Met Joey Reichhoff and Terry Leasa at 9am and we left at 6pm. Weather was anywhere from cloudy to sunny with some light rain mid-day. An earlier rain wet the roadsides with some puddles on the gravel Roads...no way to accurately estimate the number of Gorgone Checkerspots and Duskywings seen since they were numerous at each spot we stopped, and along all the roads we traveled.

Five-lined Skink

Five-lined Skink

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Persius Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

Harvester

Harvester

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

May 24

David Wittrock

Location: Powell Marsh, Powell, WI
Vilas County

The Elfins were seen along Marsh Road. 65 degrees, mostly cloudy.

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

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

May 24

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and County N
Waushara County

blueberry were in bloom and attracting pollinators. Found the elfin that was camera shy last time.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 25

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Roche a Cri State Park
Adams County

May 25

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Rawson Park, South Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

May 25

Marci Lanois

Location: Stanton Creek Rd in the Black River State Forest
Jackson County

Temps in the low 80s with sunshine and a slight breeze. We saw 3 Tiger Swallowtails but they did not land so we could not identify the specific type.

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

May 25

Patrick Ready

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Walked the trail out to the woods at the base of the hill. Giant Swallowtail flew by me then circled in front of me and I got a good look at it from above. Not a Tiger Swallowtail, it had the patterns of Giant, yellow & black.

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

American Copper

American Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

May 25

Patrick Ready

Location: Black Earth-Kohl Road, Juniper hairstreak location
Dane County

No Junipers yet, few flowers in bloom along roadside.

May 25

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Silverwood County Park
Dane County

80 degrees, breezy, sunny

May 25

Pam Campbell

Location: Farmland near Fall City.
Dunn County

FOY MONARCH! Near 80 degrees with scattered thunderstorms. It crossed the road ahead of my car, moving north.

May 25

Marisa Lee

Location: County Hwy J, Bayfield
Bayfield County

Spring Azures yesterday and today fluttering around the veggies I was planting.

May 25

Sarah Fowler

Location: North Freedom
Sauk County

Black swallowtail making the same patterned rounds around my house two days in a row (PHOTO).

May have seen an Eastern or Canandian Swallowtail, as well, but it was too quick to confirm.

1 Monarch browsing milkweed and parsnip.

1 Cabbage White.

2 unidentifed of same species. Small and orange. Never got a close look. They were quick.

5 Painted Lady butterflies, as well.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

May 25

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Gorgone Checkerspots were on several locations along the SNA. I am providing several pictures as I think this is a county record, The Giant Swallowtail was a surprise

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

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

May 25

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: UW Arboretum Grady Tract
Dane County

May 25

Dave Hogg

Location: Fitchburg: Intersection of Fitchburg Rd and County Hwy M
Dane County

May 25

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Park, Madison
Dane County

May 26

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Along the Yahara River Trail in Stoughton
Dane County

Still only seeing Cabbage Whites along the trail, but did see lots of other wildlife including Sandhill Cranes, turtles, a Baltimore Oriole, a humming bird, soaring hawks and a blue heron. Lots of wild phlox blooming. Warm and humid morning.

turtles

turtles

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

May 26

Douglas Buege

Location: Near Tenney Park
Dane County

May 26

Mike Reese

Location: Mazomanie Oak Barrens SNA
Dane County

Thanks to Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr who alerted me to the Fringed Puccoon. I saw my first of the year Tawny-edged Skipper nectaring on it! I also saw two Monarch eggs.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

May 26

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

12 eggs found this morning on 8 milkweed plants in our garden.

May 26

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

FOY Monarch seen, depositing eggs on common milkweed.

May 26

Scott and Swengel

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

Four sites in the park and one nearby. I also saw an unidentified tiger swallowtail.

May 26

Daniel Jackson

Location: Stoddard Sand Prairie
Vernon County

May 26

Lester Doyle

Location: Wildenberg Sand Prairie (Lodi town park)
Columbia County

Later afternoon, sunny, windy... 87 degrees.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

May 26

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, Chippewa River floodplain
Chippewa County

About 4 pm, 80 degrees. Variable skies.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 26

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

While looking for butterflies, I managed to grab a quick photo of an Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle as well.

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

American Lady

American Lady

American Copper

American Copper

May 26

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Midtown Commons Park
Dane County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

May 26

Kyle Schumacher

Location: Dorothy Carnes County Park
Jefferson County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

May 26

Mary Beth Sarnowski

Location: Kickapoo Valley Reserve- Rodgers Road
Vernon County

Along the road, primarily at Black Hawk Rock trail head

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 26

Marci Lanois

Location: Stanton Creek Rd in the Black River Forest
Jackson County

Hot & humid with temps in the mid 80s. Had a brief rain shower and then the sun came out. Besides the listed sightings, we saw 3 Tiger Swallowtails puddling, but they flew before we could tell which ones they were.

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

May 26

Tod Highsmith

Location: Lake Farm County Park
Dane County

May 26

Mike Reese

Location: Bike Trail southwest of Midvale Blvd. to beltline, Madison
Dane County

May 26

Dave Hogg

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

Visit cut short by thunderstorm. Also saw an orange skipper, maybe Hobomok, but too fast to identify.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

thunderstorm

thunderstorm

May 26

Dave Hogg

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

Found 2 Monarch eggs on 10 plants

Monarch egg

Monarch egg

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

May 27

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca WA
Iowa County

I saw four Holopogon robber flies in about twenty minutes.

Holopogon sp.

Holopogon sp.

May 27

Mike Reese

Location: Spring Green Preserve SNA
Sauk County

Primarily a robber fly trip. I saw my first one of the year, Holopogon sp. I also had a Steve Thiessen sighting!

Holopogon sp.

Holopogon sp.

May 27

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Finally saw a Red Admiral, she was depositing eggs on stinging nettles

May 27

Ilona Loser

Location: Cross Plains (yard)
Dane County

One Monarch flew through the backyard early in the afternoon.

May 27

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: South Cam-Rock Park, Rockdale
Dane County

70's, sunny, slight breeze. None of the butterflies took the time to land and have their pictures taken.

May 27

Bob Leary

Location: my yard
Winnebago County

Congratulations to Emily H. for an unbelievable day at Riley Lake!

May 27

Kyle Schumacher

Location: Magnolia Bluff County Park
Rock County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

May 27

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson Property on County K just south of Chaseburg
Vernon County

The Giant Swallowtail was the smallest that I have ever seen. Smaller than the 2 Eastern Tiger Swallowtails that it was with.

May 27

Joan Vennie

Location: Badger Prairie
Dane County

My FOY Monarchs. Pearl Crescents were busy along the hiking trails.

May 27

Patrick Ready

Location: Mazomanie Dog Training Area, Hwy Y
Dane County

Walked the trails SW, gravel with scat and fields with wildflowers. 6 Spotted Tiger Beetle found also. Partly sunny, 85.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

May 27

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park
Winnebago County

Walked through here a couple of days ago and didn't see any.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 27

Rory Williams

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Good year for Gorgone Checkerspots. Three sites and in three different counties for me so far this year

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

May 28

Bob Jacobson

Location: An island bounded by Old Abe Lake on the east and the Chippewa River on the west, upstream of the hydro plant at Jim Falls
Chippewa County

At least 8 species of butterflies observed while out dragonflying. Silvery Blue was by far the most abundant. Dozens present and very active.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

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

May 28

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Beautiful sunny morning with light winds to start. Very windy late morning and afternoon. I saw a lot of unidentified duskywings and blues that remain uncounted. Anything that got up in the wind disappeared quickly. Along the North side of North refuge rd between Larson rd. and Crex Ridge rd. and then along the South side of Crex Ridge rd. The wet part of Curry rd on the North end.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

May 28

David Wittrock

Location: Plummer Lake Road, about 5 miles east of Lac du Flambeau
Vilas County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 28

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In the yard near our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Sunny 68 degree afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Mustard White

Mustard White

Monarch

Monarch

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Mustard White

Mustard White

May 29

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Before noon, 60 degrees and windy.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

May 29

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Field behind our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Around noon on a cool (50 degree) sunny day.

American Lady

American Lady

May 29

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Waterloo Prairie SNA, Bluejoint Rd
Jefferson County

Stopped IDing ET Blues & Crescents for so many other marvelous plants & critters, so little time.

Virginia Ctenucha caterpillar (moth)

Virginia Ctenucha caterpillar (moth)

Virginia Ctenucha caterpillar (moth)

Virginia Ctenucha caterpillar (moth)

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

May 29

Brooke Gilley

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 29

Mary Roen

Location: Rocky Branch Elementary, River Falls, WI
St. Croix County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

May 29

Tim Fenske

Location: Spring Green East TNC
Sauk County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

May 29

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Lake Kegonsa State Park
Dane County

Saw a monarch float by and checked the nearby milkweed. I found five eggs in just a short search.

Monarch egg

Monarch egg

May 29

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

I witnessed a Monarch butterfly ovipositing on one of our fields of Common Milkweed today. I counted at least 8 eggs in the area and I'm sure there were a lot more. I also witnessed an American Lady who had so little wing left it was a wonder it could even fly.

American Lady

American Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

American Copper

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

May 30

Sharon Gericke Fandel

Location: Road right of way - Seymour Township
Eau Claire County

Three species noted, including an unidentified duskywing. Several dragonflies also observered. No photos immediately available.

May 30

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
Dane County

Not as much lupine in bloom as last year at this time. Morning was fairly cloudy. Also saw a number of Six-spotted Tiger Beetles.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

May 30

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: Stanton Creek Road area
Jackson County

One Frosted Elfin was found on the gravel road while the other was found on Sundail Lupine in the pipeline ROW mentioned in Ann Swengel's updated ResearchGate article. We also found a Phlox Moth along the road as well.

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Phlox Moth

Phlox Moth

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

May 30

Ann Thering

Location: Various roads along Ice Age Connecting Route
Marquette County

Incidental sightings along roads while on long hike...also spotted two Tiger Swallowtails. Several unidentified duskywings were also noted.

May 30

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Highway 54 bog
Jackson County

May 30

Sharon Gericke Fandel

Location: Private Residence - Seymour Township
Eau Claire County

Observed nectaring on lupine. Photo is a cell phone photo of my camera photo. Also a dead Six-spotted Tiger Beetle on gravel driveway.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

May 30

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Nectaring on Ajuga (Bugleweed), puddling on bird poop.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

May 30

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Mostly sunny, breezy, and in the 60's.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

May 30

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

May 30

Joan Vennie

Location: Festge County Park
Dane County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

May 30

Jessica Gorzo

Location: Brule Bog Trail
Douglas County

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

★ = New county photo record

May 30

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Along driveway and in yard by our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

53 degrees and sunny, late afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Mustard White

Mustard White

★ = New county photo record

May 30

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Trail Prairie
Winnebago County

Cool but still saw a few butterflies while removing Dame's Rocket and garlic mustard

May 30

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens between Millston and Black River Falls
Jackson County

8+ hours surveying Phlox Moth, Frosted Elfin, and Karner Blue long-term monitoring sites and a few newer sites for those species. This is our 60th straight brood surveying some of the Karner sites. Most sites were within .5 miles of the Bauer Road-Brockway Road intersection, at Stanton Creek Road, Dodge Road/Highway 27/Jean Road Phlox sites, Dike 17, and a forested area 1.6-2.3 miles south-southeast of the Castle Mound Road /Brockway Road jct. We found about 10 Phlox Moths and they were probably in the first half of their flight period. We also saw 39 unidentified duskywings and an unidentified blue. The Karner Blues we saw were 7 females and 72 males. The Variegated Fritillary was at a Downy Phlox site along Dodge Road northwest of Millston. The Cobweb Skipper was 0.2 miles west of Brockway Road, 20-30 meters north of the east-west dirt track that's about 1/2 mile south of Bauer Road. Three of the Frosted Elfins were along the south side of Stanton Creek Road 0.1-0.8 miles east of Hunter Haven Road; 2 were in the narrow mowed ROW right by the road and one was 0.7 miles E of Hunter Haven Road in the northern part of the wide pipeline ROW that begins 8 meters south of the road. These Stanton Creek Road sites are discussed in Ann Swengel's “Update on Finding Frosted Elfins in Jackson County, Wisconsin” in the Butterfly Watching Site Guides project on the ResearchGate page https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ann_Swengel/publications/

May 30

Dave Hogg

Location: Waunakee, my butterfly garden
Dane County

May 30

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Lake Farm County Park
Dane County

I videotaped some sandhill cranes with my iPhone while hiking. Later, when playing back the video, I realized a black swallowtail had flown through the frame. Sorry the quality is poor.

Sandhill Crane with Black Swallowtail

Sandhill Crane with Black Swallowtail

May 30

Fred Dike

Location: Schurch Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Sunny, Breezy mid 60's. Also saw a white striped black moth

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

May 30

D Nussbaum

Location: Emmons Creek Road
Waupaca County

Saw well over 50 duskywings but I forgot my binocs. Also saw a couple of White Spotted Sable Moths.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

White-spotted Sable (moth)

White-spotted Sable (moth)

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

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

May 31

Fred Dike

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Iowa County

about 70 degrees, sunny, slight breeze.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

May 31

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Ottawa Field Trial Grounds, Dousman
Waukesha County

American Copper

American Copper

May 31

Skye Harnsberger

Location: 57196 Rush Creek Rd. Ferryville, WI
Crawford County

Found in the garden shed

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

May 31

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening

May 31

Lester Doyle

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

Sunny...mid-day, high 60's.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

May 31

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: Bauer-Brockway Barrens SNA
Jackson County

Surveyed the area south of the parking lot on West Bauer Road and a logging road found on the west side of South Brockway Road. Most of the Karners were found at the West Bauer area associated with the Sundail Lupine. Around 10-20 of the Karners were found at the South Brockway area, most of which were at puddles. We also found two Phlox Moths on the same plant together and two Northern Barrens Tiger Beetles along the path leading into the more forested area of the road.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Persius Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

Phlox Moth

Phlox Moth

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Harvester

Harvester

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

May 31

D Nussbaum

Location: Ledgeview Nature Center
Calumet County

Close to a hundred checkerspots/crescents seen.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Monarch

Monarch

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

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

May 31

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Browne Prairie, Goose Pond
Columbia County

Prairie was filled with blooming Golden Alexander, Lupine, and Shooting Stars

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

May 31

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Brooklyn SWA
Dane County

May 31

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Dunbar Barrens
Marinette County

Sunny, 64-67 degrees F. Five patches totaling 1.4 miles of transect. The Chryxus Artic was in the basin west of the road 0.4 miles north of Highway 8. These sites are described in Ann Swengel's butterfly watching guide "Butterflies to log in and near Northern Wisconsin's Bogs" at the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association website http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabawba/watching.html

May 31

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Parkway Barrens
Marinette County

Sunny, 69-71 degrees F. We also saw 2 unidentified elfins. These sites along the wide powerline and ATV ROW east of County Highway I are described in Ann Swengel's butterfly watching guide "Butterflies to log in and near Northern Wisconsin's Bogs" at the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association website http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabawba/watching.html We surveyed near County Forest Road 602, but the 2 Chryxus Arctics were in the 2nd area we surveyed, 1/2+ mile further south. southerly

May 31

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Rattlesnake Ridge East, TPE
Iowa County

Unknown caterpillar on nettle.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 31

Bob Jacobson

Location: Near an earthen dam to the east of a horse park along the Hay Meadow Flowage Trail
Chippewa County

Later afternoon, sunny, mid to upper 60s. Also a Nessus Sphinx Moth.

Nessus Sphinx (moth)

Nessus Sphinx (moth)

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

May 31

Bob Jacobson

Location: Bass Lake #5 along the Deer Fly Trail
Chippewa County

Later afternoon, sunny, mid to upper 60s. Both sightings in a grassy clearing along the road, surrounded by forest, near a small lake and a bog.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

May 31

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Eight bogs, including 6 in the Nicolet National Forest
Forest County

67-72 degrees F on all bogs. 100% sun for first 2 bogs, then 20% sun for the six Nicolet NF bogs. All of these butterflies were on the bogs. Two bogs elsewhere in Forest County and 6 Nicolet National Forest sites: Forest Road 2414 1 mile north of FR 2183, on west; four Forest Road 2182 bogs--just northwest of its junction with 2414, Forest Road 2182 midway between FR 2414 and 2176 (1.4 miles from each) on south side, east Wolf Lake, and North Wolf Lake (following foot trail 0.75 miles NNE to snowmobile trail that enters bog); and a Frigga Fritillary site on FR 2174 north of FR 2183. The 4 bogs along Forest Road 2182 are described in Ann Swengel's butterfly watching guide "Butterflies to log in and near Northern Wisconsin's Bogs" posted at the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association website http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabawba/watching.html
Three of the 4 Freija Fritillaries and all of the Red-disked Alpines were on North Wolf Lake. The Frigga Fritillaries were on FR 2174, FR 2182 1.4 miles west of 2414, and another site. The Satyr Commas were at FRs 2182/2414 NW of jct. and 2182 1.4 miles west of 2414. We saw an unidentified Mustard or West Virginia White on FR 2174. In NE Wisconsin (but not north-central or NW, where even and odd year counts are relatively similar) Jutta Arctics in even numbered years are 1/10th as abundant as in odd years (no exceptions--we analyzed it), so we were happy with this many Juttas.

May 31

Mary Roen

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

This butterfly was along the edge of a soybean field next to our yard.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

May 31

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Flowering bush along one of our trails in Winter.
Sawyer County

60 degree sunny morning.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

May 31

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Ottawa Field Trial Grounds
Waukesha County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 31

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows, Curry Rd. and North refuge Rd. North East of the junction with East REfuge Rd.
Burnett County

Sunny , light wind. I also saw a lot of unidentified duskywings, some unidentified blues, and a sharp- lined powder moth Eufidonia discospilata (Walker, 1862)

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

May 31

Jennifer Ambrose

Location: Ottawa fields trial grounds
Waukesha County

May 31

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Monarch

Monarch