Butterfly sightings for June 2020

Jun 1

Daniel Jackson

Location: Stoddard Sand Prairie on Upper Mississippi NWR
Vernon County

Jun 1

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Stanton Creek Rd, Black River Forest
Jackson County

Very sunny 67-72 F. Absolutely the most individual numbers of butterflies I have ever seen. I saw 5 pools of puddling Canadian Tiger Swallowtails but at times they were like gulls at a dump. Vast numbers of Duskywings went unidentified. No butterflies at the Lupine almost all were on the damp ground. Deer Flies are out in force.

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 1

Kate Redmond

Location: private residence on Lake Michigan near Cedar Grove
Sheboygan County

Apparently,, June 1 was butterfly day.

Jun 1

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie Trail
Winnebago County

Butterflies just were getting out and about when the rain showed up

Jun 2

Fred Dike

Location: Goose Pond Rd
Columbia County

Sunny, high 70s, wind 10mph

Jun 2

David Wittrock

Location: Powell Marsh, along Marsh Road
Vilas County

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Harvester

Harvester

Jun 2

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake State Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Common Ringlets were on roadside of Co. Rd. O. Drove north on Stolte Road, found several flighty "blues" on open roadside with lupine. Two were positively ID'd as Karners. Dusted Skippers were seen nectaring at puccoon or resting on vegetation.
The Canadian Swallowtails were on the damp sand at the edge of the St. Croix River at Raspberry Landing.
Weather was overcast, mid-70s.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 2

Marisa Lee

Location: Outside Bayfield on County Hwy J
Bayfield County

First one of the year

Jun 2

David Wittrock

Location: Powell Marsh
Vilas County

Powell Marsh near the ponds in the NW section. The count of Silvery Blues is pretty certainly an undercount, they were very plentiful.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Jun 2

Rory Williams

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 2

Dave Hogg

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

Surprised to see a Little Yellow. It stayed just out of reach for a photo; id based on size, wing shape and markings on upper surface. There is partridge pea in the park, though this specimen was not on or near it. Also examined 20 milkweed stems, found one monarch egg & one 1st instar larva.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 2

Mike Reese

Location: UW Arboretum, Grady Tract
Dane County

Six-spotted Fishing Spider (Dolomedes triton)

Six-spotted Fishing Spider (Dolomedes triton)

Marsh Saxifrage

Marsh Saxifrage

Jun 2

Mike Reese

Location: UW Arboretum - Lost Woods and trails leading there
Dane County

2:30-4:30. My first Twelve-spotted Skimmer and Common Whitetail of the year.

Eastern Forktail

Eastern Forktail

White-striped Black Moth

White-striped Black Moth

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Jun 2

Dave Hogg

Location: Wisdom Prairie at Holy Wisdom Monastery, Co. Hwy M. Middleton
Dane County

Jun 3

Dave Hogg

Location: Waunakee, my butterfly garden
Dane County

Jun 3

Edgar Spalding

Location: Owen Conservation Park in Madison
Dane County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 3

D Nussbaum

Location: Brillion Nature Center
Calumet County

Slow. I usually do pretty well here.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Jun 3

Dave Hogg

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

Deer flies were out and hungry!

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 3

Marci Lanois

Location: Walking Iron County Park horse trail - first 1/4 - 1/2 mile
Dane County

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM. 83 degrees and sunny with a mild breeze.
One of the 3 Eastern Tiger Swallowtails was the dark form female.

Jun 3

Marisa Lee

Location: Outside Bayfield on County Hwy J
Bayfield County

Two swallowtails fluttering around on my recently bloomed lilacs, the first I have seen them this year.

Jun 3

Fred Dike

Location: Devils Lake State Park- Burma Rd area
Sauk County

Sunny, low 80s,slight breeze

Jun 3

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie
Winnebago County

Jun 3

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Rattlesnake Ridge Oak & Sand Barrens, TPE/Private
Iowa County

Also Nessus Sphinx Moth.

Nessus Sphinx (moth)

Nessus Sphinx (moth)

Jun 3

Janet Mueller

Location: Town of Cleveland, South shore Cornell Lake
Chippewa County

Jun 3

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: While on a walk in my neighborhood in Stoughton.
Dane County

Sunny 80 degree afternoon.

Jun 4

Mike Reese

Location: Blue River Sand Barrens
Grant County

Cobra Clubtail

Cobra Clubtail

Marsh Bluet

Marsh Bluet

False Heather

False Heather

Jun 4

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

I never saw a Little Wood-Satyr land!

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Leopard Frog

Leopard Frog

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 4

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Cherokee Marsh - North Unit
Dane County

76, calm, mildly overcast

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 4

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Jun 4

Dave Hogg

Location: Intersection of Mahoney Rd and S Jordan Rd, McFarland
Dane County

Jun 4

Judith Huf

Location: County Grounds
Milwaukee County

My first of the year Monarchs, also several Ctenucha virginica moths today. The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was a black form female. Sunny and warm.

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 4

Dave Hogg

Location: Waunakee, Lawton Ct, my butterfly garden
Dane County

Also found a Monarch egg on a common milkweed leaf. Unfortunately, a groundhog stripped the leaves off most of the common milkweeds.

Jun 4

Pamela Skaar

Location: Mirror Lake area
Sauk County

13:20 - 15:20, 1.6 miles altogether. It was a frustrating afternoon with multiple dark, fluttery butterflies I couldn't ID. I spent lots of time in areas males seemed to be patrolling but failed to get good looks or photos. There were white moths about the size of azures flying high and landing in the trees, including pine trees. Saw a crescent but didn't get a good look at it either. The Hobomok male claimed a patch of blooming lupines and chased other butterflies away. He wasn't able to keep the silver spotted skipper from nectaring.

Jun 4

Colette Murphy

Location: Hudson Township
St. Croix County

Jun 4

Fred Dike

Location: Czech Rd
Waushara County

Sunny with sight breeze. also an Eight Spotted Forester moth. Mecan Prairie. Some butterflies were attracted to charred wood in a fire ring.

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

grasshopper sp.

grasshopper sp.

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Eight-spotted Forester (moth)

Eight-spotted Forester (moth)

Jun 4

Lester Doyle

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

Late afternoon, Sunny...high 80's

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Jun 5

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: near Fennimore
Grant County

On a very sunny day near Beetown two Skippers were visiting plants on my deck. They really liked the Jasmine plant.

Jun 5

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: on Hilldale Road near Fennimore
Grant County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 5

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens between Millston and Black River Falls
Jackson County

>7 hours. Completion of Phlox Moth monitoring sites and monitoring at all of our Karner Blue long-term sites in the county. Sites at Dike 17, Seils or Lichtner Road, Stanton Creek Road, two areas of Castle Mound Road, and several areas of Bauer-Brockway Barrens. 65-85 degrees F, mostly sunny. We also had quit few unidentified spreadwing skippers. The Karner Blue total is below average for the last 50-60 broods at these sites; 74% of the ones we saw were males.

Jun 5

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: On Homer Road near Fennimore
Grant County

Over the past few years I have often seen Giant Swallowtail in this area when the Blackberries are in bloom. This butterfly was in a wooded area. A second Swallowtail was flying nearby.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 5

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens along County Highway X
Wood County

1:32 hours, 2.25 miles of transect. 80-85 degrees F, mostly sunny. 4 Karner Blue long-term monitoring sites we've counted in 60, 55, >50, and 35 different broods. All sites border County Hwy X in one way or another. The Karner Blue count is way above average. 63% male and 37% female Karners seen.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 5

Joan Vennie

Location: Walking Iron prairie
Dane County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Jun 5

Mary Roen

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

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

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

Jun 5

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows Numerous locations North of North Refuge Rd
Burnett County

Very windy, hot, sunny afternoon.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

White Admiral

White Admiral

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jun 5

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Lots of new butterflies seen on the prairie today while collecting Monarch data for IMMP Including an American Lady caterpillar on Pussy-toes as well as a Tiger Swallowtail ovipositing on a Cherry sapling. Unfortunately no photos.

Jun 5

Mick Heberlein

Location: Vill Cross Plains- CTH KP/Gils Way
Dane County

Jun 5

Mary Roen

Location: DeSanctis Park, River Falls, WI
St. Croix County

This butterfly was moving about in a prairie area.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 5

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie
Winnebago County

Also two Nessus Sphinx moths. The Mourning Cloak was killed when it flew through a group of bikes and was hit by the rotating spokes.

Nessus Sphinx

Nessus Sphinx

Jun 5

Dean Hansen

Location: Crex Meadows SWA, Namekagon Barrens
Burnett County

13th annual Crex-to-the-Barrens Butterfly Trek. Covid-19 held participation to three guests. Crescents were plentiful, but blues were absent, except for Karners. High afternoon winds reduced positive determinations of, particularly, elfins. Gravel roads were dry and not attracting butterflies. Coyote and goose scat were good attractants, however. The Hobomok and Arctic Skipper were on iris blooms, the Dusted Skippers were on puccoon.

Coyote scat party

Coyote scat party

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Coyote scat party

Coyote scat party

Jun 5

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Prairie Haven
Buffalo County

First Giant Swallowtail of the year

Jun 6

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Smith-Reiner Drumlin Prairie SNA
Dane County

Silver-Spots so numerous we almost stepped on them; along and near wooded fence line (mostly black cherry, many mulberry, some oaks) but Black Locust sweet fragrance was in the air. Many clovers, a few dandelions flowering along path.
Yellow-collared Scape Moth--Cisseps fulvicollis (I think; see below).
Virginia Ctenucha (Ctenucha virginica); Note feathery antennae, metallic blue, hard to see wings spread forming a triangle shaped moth.
Grape Leaffolder Moth Desmia funeralis (2 photos).

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Chickweed Geometer (moth)

Chickweed Geometer (moth)

Eight-spotted Forester (moth)

Eight-spotted Forester (moth)

Eight-spotted Forester (moth)

Eight-spotted Forester (moth)

Desmia funeralis

Desmia funeralis

Ctenucha virginica

Ctenucha virginica

Yellow-collared Scape Moth

Yellow-collared Scape Moth

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 6

D Nussbaum

Location: Swamp Road between Fremont and Weyauwega
Waupaca County

Also saw a tiger swallowtail, white, lady and a small frit, probably meadow.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Viceroy

Viceroy

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 6

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 6

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 6

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: Rocky Run Oak Savanna
Columbia County

Happy to see 10 Monarchs as well as plentiful milkweed with many of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd instar caterpillars.

American Copper

American Copper

Rock Sandwort (Minuartia michauxii)

Rock Sandwort (Minuartia michauxii)

Spiderwort

Spiderwort

Laphria divisor (robber fly)

Laphria divisor (robber fly)

Pale Beauty (Campaea perlata) (moth)

Pale Beauty (Campaea perlata) (moth)

Jun 6

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Nice morning- not too hot or windy. Observed many moths, Festive Tiger Beetles, and a few Six-spotted Tiger Beetles as well

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 6

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Rose Lake SNA
Jefferson County

Many dragonflies and damselflies!

Jun 6

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Nine bogs east of Fifield/Riley lake area
Price County

The same 9 Riley Lake area bogs on which we posted May 22 sightings this year. The roadsides of Forest Road 137 have been tilled recently, possibly as a firebreak. Probably in part due to this, butterflies were hardly using the road. 30% sunshine, 62-74 degrees F.

Jun 6

Terry Leasa

Location: Bass Lake Fen SNA
Waushara County

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

American Copper

American Copper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 6

Jessica Gorzo & Paul Schilke

Location: Town Rd F, Dry Landing in Dairyland
Douglas County

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Sleepy Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

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

Jun 6

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: Sandhill SNA
Wood County

Most of the Karners were found on the sundail lupine patches in the parking lot near the bathrooms and within the patch near the entrance/exit gates, but occurred throughout our survey.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 6

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Glocke Lake Bog
Oconto County

A massive windstorm knocked over hundreds of trees over toward the west since leaf-out, blocking the trail we use to get to the bog so high a bulldozer would have trouble pushing through the highest part. We circumvented the downed trees by going south a large distance in a giant semicircle to reach the bog trail at its far west end as it emerged from the tree pile-up. We don't recommend going here now unless you have experience with the site or are energetic and good at orienteering and bring a compass. The difficulties and safety issues of this access are a bummer because it's really fun to see the Bog Fritillaries and Bog Coppers here. 75 degrees F, 95% sun, 35 minutes on the bog. Except for a Little Wood Satyr and a Hobomok Skipper in the forest, all of this list was seen on the bog. We also saw two unidentified Boklorias. Scott thinks Bog Frits were a tiny bit pre-peak here on June 6, but certainly well pre-peak or not flying yet at most Bog Fritillary sites.

Jun 6

April Stanke

Location: My Yard In Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 6

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Pleasant Valley SNA
Dane County

2 unidentified grass-skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jun 6

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: Bewick Trail along Goose Pool in Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Jun 6

Sue Poniatowski

Location: Greenfield Township, Highway W, Baraboo Bluffs
Sauk County

On Miss Kim Lilac bush in our garden

Jun 6

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Horicon Marsh, Red Fox Trail and Nature Center
Dodge County

Low 70's, sunny, and slight breeze

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 6

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Yellowstone Lake State Park
Lafayette County

About 84 degrees, mostly sunny, little wind. 15 species. The ice cream store was closed. Large crowds at this park (Saturday) so we couldn't look everywhere we wanted. The two Peck's Skippers shown were courting, larger female at top and smaller male at bottom. Note shape of abdomen. Also saw Dickcissel, and Midland Clubtail (dragonfly).

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jun 7

D Nussbaum

Location: Alpine Road
Winnebago County

Also saw two Red-spotted Purples and a polyphemus moth that were hit by cars.

Polyphemus Moth

Polyphemus Moth

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 7

Terry Mortier

Location: Trailhead/rest area on Wisconsin side of The St. Croix Crossing Loop. Houlton Wi
St. Croix County

Very windy hot sunny afternoon. I also saw 3 unidentified tiger swallowtails

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 7

Judith Huf

Location: Wisconsin Energies Grasslands, St. Francis
Milwaukee County

Sunny and mild.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 7

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: Pine barrens located at the intersection of County Highway C and 17th Ave
Adams County

One Karner found on Sundail Lupine and the other was found nectaring on Long-leaved Bluets (Houstonia longifolia).

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

American Copper

Jun 7

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: Archer and Apache Avenues near Leola Marsh SWA
Adams County

Referenced Ann Swengel's ResearchGate article on Leola Marsh for finding Purplish Coppers. The sole female Purplish Copper was flushed from waist high vegetation found on the south side of Apache Ave, west of Highway W. Weather was cooler due to overcast sky and breezy conditions.

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Jun 7

Ryan Brady

Location: Moquah Barrens SNA
Bayfield County

Morning only -- cool and mostly cloudy

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Jun 7

Norah Fox

Location: Madison
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 7

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh Nat. Res Area W Trailhead
Dane County

Apparently the county is changing the name of this location. 11:46 - 13:00, some wind, sunny. Many plants are blooming but there weren't a lot of butterflies. Black Swallowtail was a fresh female.

Jun 7

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

The Eastern Tiger swallowtail was fluttering around a Pagoda Dogwood in full bloom. Also saw Monarch and Red Admiral caterpillars

Jun 7

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: White Marsh Wildlife Area
Green Lake County

78 degrees, partly cloudy to sunny. Found few butterflies in the grasslands and wetlands: 4 species. But we enjoyed the Karner Blues.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 7

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Swamplovers Preserve/Ice Age Trail
Dane County

Jun 7

Lester Doyle

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

Mid Afternoon, mostly sunny, mid to high 70's.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Dioctria hyalipennis

Dioctria hyalipennis

Laphria divisor

Laphria divisor

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

American Lady

American Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 7

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Backyard garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Breezy 70 degree afternoon.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 7

Joan Vennie

Location: Wilkinson Road
Dane County

caterpillar

caterpillar

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 7

Mike Gruenke

Location: Navarino Wildlife Area, Wildwood Rd, culvert
Shawano County

Feeding on wet sand on the road around the culvert area on Wildwood Rd just before the parking area on the end of the road.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Viceroy

Viceroy

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jun 7

Steve Reischel

Location: Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit
Waukesha County

These butterflies were seen along the Scuppernong Trail.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jun 7

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Elbe Road
Oconto County

Jun 7

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 7

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: UW Arboretum - Grady Tract
Dane County

Jun 7

Fred Dike

Location: Madison School Forest
Dane County

72 and sunny and light breeze

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 7

April Stanke

Location: My Yard In Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jun 7

Dean Hansen

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

Late afternoon, very windy. At least there were some damp spots on Curry Rd and elsewhere that were attracting butterflies. Pink Edge Sulphurs were out in force. Saw no Erynnis at all, and no Blues but Karners. Puccoon was not attracting any Dusted Skippers, nor any other species of butterflies.

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 7

Rory Williams

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

Only had a couple hours to spend, but the butterflies were out in large numbers

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Long Dash

Long Dash

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Jun 7

Kate Redmond

Location: North end of the Cedarburg Bog, off Hwy 33.
Ozaukee County

I saw a number of (awesome!) phantom crane flies flickering in the sedges at the edge of the wetland.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Phantom Crane Fly

Phantom Crane Fly

Jun 7

Kathleen Krause

Location: Town of Troy, private residence
Walworth County

Landed on wet pavement on driveway while washing my truck.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 8

Mary Roen

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

This butterfly was feeding on salvia in my perennial garden.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 8

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans
Manitowoc County

Jun 8

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Logan Road, 4 miles east of HWY 32
Oconto County

The variant swallowtail was quite striking in flight, of which photos were difficult. It had a striking black forewing triangle. I could find no reference to it. (Close to the ones shown in this article. MCR https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/69e1/290ffff8eb64ec1af40a41f2260c496d3405.pdf)

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Jun 8

Mike Reese

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

1 mated pair of Monarchs.

Jun 8

Douglas Buege

Location: Jones Springs Lane
Oconto County

Jun 8

Bob Jacobson

Location: Near the Chippewa River upstream of the power plant at Jim Falls
Chippewa County

Along a shady path through a small area of trees and shrubs

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 8

D Nussbaum

Location: Barkhausen Preserve
Brown County

Not much doing.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Harvester

Harvester

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

Jun 8

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Indian Lake County Park
Dane County

90 degrees, sunny and somewhat breezy. 10 species. Wild Indigo was blooming so we were alert for any Wild Indigo Duskywings. We eventually found a duskywing but we were in an area that had no Wild Indigo. Turned out to be a Juvenal's Duskywing! Good fun, nontheless.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jun 8

Rory Williams

Location: Our Backyard
Winnebago County

Black band more than 1/2 the way to the first vein, but clearly a separated band of yellow. Is there a hybrid? (possibly or at least confusing - MR)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 8

Dave Hogg

Location: Yahara Heights County Park/Prairie
Dane County

I’m with Pam, not sure what to call this place, two different signs at entrance.
Examined about 100 golden Alexander stems, found 4 black swallowtail caterpillars.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 8

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake Mills, Glacial Drumlin bike trail railroad bridge
Jefferson County

Sunny, mid 70's, with mild breeze

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 8

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Third day in a row for Tigers in our yard.

Jun 8

Janet Seidl

Location: Round Lake, 5 mi NW of Wautoma
Waushara County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 8

Kim Lawler

Location: Front yard west edge of Spring Valley
Pierce County

Breezy, sunny, near Miss Kim lilacs

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 8

David Wittrock

Location: Statenaker Lake, Lac du Flambeau
Vilas County

Jun 8

Lynda Meyers

Location: 2154 Beardslee Pl., River Falls, WI
Pierce County

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

★ = New county photo record

Jun 8

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield Township
Walworth County

Seen depositing eggs on native Pussy Toes plants.

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 8

Carol Zimmerman

Location: near Paoli
Dane County

Jun 9

John McCaw

Location: WE Energies Grassland
Milwaukee County

Jun 9

Patrick Ready

Location: Janesville bike path/Ice Age Trail
Rock County

Pre-hurricane Christobal, partly sunny turning cloudy. 80s and humidity was rising. Male Tiger Swallowtail also seen.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 9

Rick Anderson

Location: Karner Blue State Natural Area
Waushara County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 9

Douglas Buege

Location: Jack Pine Camp Road
Oconto County

9:30am to noon. Not seen--white admiral or commas.

Jun 9

Ali Fritsch

Location: Greenleaf
Brown County

I was taking pictures with Grandma's phone and found this beautiful butterfly.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 9

Todd Sima

Location: North of Butternut and east of 13
Ashland County

From various stops I found over 200 Canadian Swallowtails and 1 variant that is a first for me. The upper wing markings are different than the one posted by Douglas Buege on 6-8-2020. They are both very cool butterflies indeed.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 9

Maria Nelson

Location: Amherst, River Hills Farm
Portage County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 9

Max Joseph

Location: Town of Delafield
Waukesha County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 9

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Aztalan State Park, south prairie
Jefferson County

81 deg., sunny, mild breeze

Jun 9

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 9

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans
Manitowoc County

Mostly sunny in the morning then gradually became cloudy 75F, 10-15mph; Was really surprised to see a Dainty Sulphur. I ran back in to get a camera but wasn't able to relocate it. First time I've ever seen a dainty in NE WI!

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 9

Darleen Horman

Location: 600 Rolfs Ave. West Bend
Washington County

Very fresh and vibrant

Jun 9

Mike Reese

Location: UW Arboretum - Grady Tract
Dane County

Large-flowered Beardtongue

Large-flowered Beardtongue

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Golden-backed Snipe Fly

Golden-backed Snipe Fly

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Laphria divisor

Laphria divisor

Nuttall's Prairie Parsley

Nuttall's Prairie Parsley

Jun 9

Bob Jacobson

Location: North of the soybean factory at the north side of Bloomer. Creek, weedy fields, retention ponds, shrubby vegetation.
Chippewa County

Several sighted while out "dragonflying". Didn't count, but estimate about 10 seen in less than an hour.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 9

Dave Hogg

Location: Waunakee, Lawton Ct, my butterfly garden
Dane County

Jun 10

Douglas Buege

Location: Camp Four Lake Road
Oconto County

Checking out some gravel roads after 5 cm of rain fell last night.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 10

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Rettendmun Prairie SNA
Dane County

Possibly Haploa moth caterpillar (Haploa lecontei or confusa)?

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jun 10

Jessica Meacham

Location: Forestville, WI
Door County

Last fall one of my elementary STEAM students brought the caterpillar to our classroom. We overwintered it!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 10

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Near noon, 75 degrees and humid and sunny.

Jun 10

John McCaw

Location: WE Energies Grassland
Milwaukee County

Jun 10

Livia Doyle

Location: Waldwick Township
Iowa County

Jun 10

Lisa Hoch

Location: Brookfield
Waukesha County

Emerged today from Chrysalis that was moved off my car tire

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 10

D Nussbaum

Location: Poygan Marsh
Waushara County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jun 10

Douglas Buege

Location: Little Gillette Lane, off Maiden Lake Rd
Oconto County

Jun 10

Lynda Meyers

Location: River Falls
Pierce County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 10

Ruth Smith

Location: Rettenmund Prairie, Black Earth
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 11

Mary Beth Sarnowski

Location: Kickapoo Valley Reserve- Willow Trail
Vernon County

Cloudy and slightly windy but lots of activity, mostly in the open field

Jun 11

C L Gleason

Location: Near the East River
Brown County

Beautiful morning after a night of rain. Mid seventy degrees. This butterfly lingered for an hour on the remnants of pooled rain. This was my first Red-spotted Purple that I have seen.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 11

Judith Huf

Location: Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

In the swampy area near the RR tracks.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 11

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Yahara Heights
Dane County

Jun 11

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Odana Hills Golf Course Prairie Garden
Dane County

Dozens of common milkweeds - none flowering yet.
Many dragonflies - mostly 12-spotted and fewer whitetails.
Spilosoma sp. Tiger Moth.
Common Spring Moth (Heliomata cycladata). Both moths at edge of woodlot.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Spring Moth

Common Spring Moth

Spilosoma sp. (Tiger Moth)

Spilosoma sp. (Tiger Moth)

Jun 11

John McCaw

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Jun 11

Rick Anderson

Location: Greenwood Wildlife Refuge
Waushara County

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 11

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Swallowtail visited the petunias in one of my hanging planters, but didn't stay long enough for a photo. Breezy sunny 71 degree afternoon.

Jun 11

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glenwood City, Wisconsin
St. Croix County

All sighting along a fence line.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 11

Ginny Nelson

Location: My Middleton yard
Dane County

I am not able to get into the field much this year so was pleased to see a couple of species in the yard. The Giant Swallowtail was very tattered but still flying without difficulty.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 11

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Edna Taylor Conservation Park
Dane County

I expected to see more butterflies at the conservation park today. But it was pretty windy and not many plants are blooming in the park yet. I thought a white-spotted black moth was a silver-spotted skipper from a distance, but then noticed that the white stripe wing pattern was on the upper side of the wings. The red-spotted purples were beautiful.

White-striped Black Moth

White-striped Black Moth

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 11

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Trail
Winnebago County

Jun 11

Rick Anderson

Location: Greenwood Wildlife Refuge
Waushara County

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 11

Ann Thering

Location: My butterfly garden
Dane County

Jun 11

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Walking Iron County Park - trials off Bachman Road parking lot
Dane County

Mostly sunny, mid 70's, breezy. Our best butterfly day of the year so far. There were also a good variety of dragon flies, blooming prairie plants and several Eight-spotted Foresters. We haven't been to Walking Iron for two years and were glad to see the corn field by the parking lot is now a blooming short grass prairie with lots of butterflies.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

American Copper

American Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Midland Clubtail

Midland Clubtail

Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jun 11

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch  caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Forktail

Eastern Forktail

Leconte's Haploa

Leconte's Haploa

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk

White-striped Black Moth

White-striped Black Moth

Common Spring Moth

Common Spring Moth

Jun 11

Douglas Buege

Location: Sullivan Springs Road
Oconto County

64 degrees F and breezy

Jun 11

Fred Dike

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

70s, sunny, light breeze. Also saw an eight spotted forester moth.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jun 12

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Pine Lake near Forest Road 236
Bayfield County

Sunny, 67 degrees F. This is our entire list of butterflies seen.

Jun 12

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Minong Bog
Washburn County

75% sun, 64-66 degrees F. Two Jutta Arctics and a Silver-bordered Fritillary were on the bog. 2 Silver-bordereds and the European Skippers were on the roadside survey.

Jun 12

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bogs near Aminicon Lake and Moose Junction
Douglas County

Mostly sunny, 64-71 degrees F. 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
The Frigga Fritillary was on the phenologically slowest bog, Milchesky Road 1.75. We also saw 2 unidentified Bolorias on the Bear Lake SW Frigga Fritillary bog (but no Friggas confirmed there today). We saw 15 Jutta Arctics in 14 minutes on Milchesky 1.15. A Tawny Crescent out on the Milchesky 1.15 bog was unusual for that species.

Jun 12

Chrissy watson

Location: Kickapoo river
Crawford County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 12

Joan Braune

Location: My backyard in Madison
Dane County

Jun 12

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows North of N. refuge rd. and Middle North Fork Flowage rd
Burnett County

Warm sunny afternoon. Large numbers of northern crescents and silvery checkerspots puddling on rds. in various locations.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 12

Rory Williams

Location: Czech Drive between Z and N
Waushara County

Also found a large infestation of Eastern Tent Caterpillar on cherry moths

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Jun 12

Rory Williams

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

Two different species of Tiger Beetles and from one spot I saw five different species of bumblebees.

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 12

Kari Santas

Location: Town of Lorrain, Frederic WI
Polk County

Along 56th street in a walking path between corn fields

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 12

Annie Salmona

Location: Milwaukee 5816 n 37 th havenwoods Area
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 12

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Effigy Mound Preserve, Whitewater
Walworth County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

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

Jun 12

Mary Roen

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

It was a beautiful sunny day in the 70's, however it was a little windy. I found all of the butterflies around my perennial gardens in my yard and along a hayfield.

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 12

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: University of Whitewater Nature Preserve
Jefferson County

Sunny, 73 deg., calm. Large short grass prairie/pond/nature walkways on the north edge of the university next to the football stadium on the outskirts of Whitewater. Our first visit.

Jun 12

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Capital Springs Dog Park
Dane County

The count on Pearl Crescents is low--they were everywhere, but I only counted as I was walking around one loop. I only had my cell phone, so I couldn't get photos of the swallowtail and the Monarchs. Milkweed for the Monarchs is plentiful at the dog park.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Chickweed Geometer (moth)

Chickweed Geometer (moth)

Jun 12

John McCaw

Location: Three Bridges Park
Milwaukee County

Jun 12

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Hardscrabble and surrounding area.
Lafayette County

84 degrees and sunny. 12 species.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 12

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Elbe Road
Oconto County

A really cloudy day and breezy, but then the sun came out and the butterflies went crazy.

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Hobomok Skipper  (female form pocahontas)

Hobomok Skipper (female form pocahontas)

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper (female form pocahontas)

Hobomok Skipper (female form pocahontas)

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 12

Jim Otto

Location: Madison Audubon Society's Erstad Prairie
Columbia County

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 12

Jim Otto

Location: Schoeneberg Marsh Waterfowl Production Area
Columbia County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 12

Dave Hogg

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

European Skipper

European Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Long Dash

Long Dash

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 12

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In my yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Just took this quick photo when a catbird swooped down to try to eat the Swallowtail. Luckily, the swallowtail got away. Breezy, sunny, 80 degree afternoon.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 12

Pam Campbell

Location: Red Cedar Trail, south of Irvington
Dunn County

Beautiful, breezy morning. All seen before noon. My FOY Baltimore Checkerspot & Hackberry Emperor. There were a few flyby Tiger Swallowtails.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 12

Marci Lanois

Location: Kaul Rd east of Black Earth
Dane County

Roadside had just been recently mowed so not many flowers were left. We did find one Juniper Hairstreak on an Ox-eyed Daisy on the other side of a farm fence. It was about 83° with a mild breeze.

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jun 12

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Karner Blue Meadow State Natural Area
Waushara County

I stopped counting the blues at 50. My guess would be at least 75 and I didn't even walk the entire area.

Jun 12

Lester Doyle

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

around 4 pm mix of direct sun and some cloud over...low 80s.

Jun 12

Judith Huf

Location: Mequon Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Cool, 55 degrees, windy, partly sunny

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 12

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: Just south of Fifield
Price County

Bright sunshine, mid-afternoon on our driveway.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 12

Eileen Scharenbroch

Location: Backyard Flower Garden
Washington County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 13

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Glidden Bog roadside
Ashland County

One mile east of Glidden on County Hwy N. We surveyed both sides of road for about 1/2 mile.

Jun 13

Judith Huf

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Cool and Sunny

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 13

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: 3 bogs near Clam Lake
Ashland County

Bog east of Twin Lakes near west end of Forest Road 182 north of Clam Lake, just SW of junction of County Hwys M and GG (National Forest part only), and Wilderness Road 2.3 miles west of County Hwy GG. We also surveyed roadsides at each bog, and have found many interesting roadside butterflies at each over the years.

Jun 13

Eileen Scharenbroch

Location: Home backyard
Washington County

We have lots of Spotted Dead Nettle.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 13

Pam Campbell

Location: Lambs Creek SWA at County F
Dunn County

Cool and breezy. All seen while birding, before noon.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 13

Kate Redmond

Location: North end of the Cedarburg Bog off Hwy 33
Ozaukee County

Cool and breezy. The swallowtail was newly-emerged. Perfect!

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Laphria index/ithypyga

Laphria index/ithypyga

Lilypad Clubtail

Lilypad Clubtail

Jun 13

Stan Rehm

Location: Badger Prairie County Park
Dane County

Half of the BSTs were hilltopping at the high point where the water tower used to be; the others were nectaring on clover. Also saw one grass skipper (probably Least).

Jun 13

Stephanie Hacki

Location: Avon Township
Rock County

hundreds swarming my yard! Sunny, 80's.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 13

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing parsnips from SNA

Jun 13

Rick Anderson

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

White Admiral

White Admiral

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 13

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Badger Ammunition Plant, a.k.a. Sauk Prairie State Recreation Area
Sauk County

Sunny, low 70's, and windy. Disappointing day until we got to a more sheltered area at Rescue Point 3S. The Eight-spotted Foresters were more abundant than the butterflies.

Eight-spotted Forester (moth)

Eight-spotted Forester (moth)

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 13

Nathan Manwiller

Location: Platteville
Grant County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 13

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh - Wheeler Rd.
Dane County

Jun 13

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Drummond kettlehole bogs
Bayfield County

Crane Lake and Roger Lake south of Drummond, and two floating bogs at Wishbone Lake north of town. All but Crane lake are difficult to get onto--Roger Lake Bog is a nightmare to access. Sites described in Jeff Nekola's “Bog-Trotting for Butterflies in Northern Wisconsin” in the fall 1998 issue of American Butterflies, and in Ann Swengel's "The Fascinating Butterflies of Northwestern Wisconsin Bogs", posted at the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association website www.naba.org/chapters/nabawba/watching.html .A Jutta Arctic on the Wishbone Lake NW bog was our first there in several years (we see them on Crane Lake Bog more often).

Jun 13

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Along the Yahara River Trail in Stoughton
Dane County

Hard to photograph, as the Red-spotted Purple was up high in an oak tree. Sunny 68 degree afternoon.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 13

Mary Beth Sarnowski

Location: Kickapoo Valley Reserve- Campsite U
Vernon County

Jun 13

Mary Beth Sarnowski

Location: Kickapoo Valley Reserve- Rockton Trail
Vernon County

Jun 13

Ryan Brady

Location: Sultz Swamp & vicinity
Bayfield County

AM only, starting with frost at 33 degrees and never warming much beyond 55 degrees.

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Jun 13

JE Cooper

Location: County Rd. EE
Sauk County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 13

D Nussbaum

Location: Newton Blackmour State Trail
Outagamie County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 13

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog northeast of Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

Sunny, 66 degrees F. After the 2nd survey of this bog on June 16, this bog edged out Wishbone Lake (also Bayfield County) as our 2nd best Bog Fritillary bog this year, with 7 seen on two visits.

Jun 13

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens northeast of Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

Sunny, 66-67 degrees F.

Jun 13

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Caroline Lake bog
Iron County

Sunny, 62-66 degrees F. This includes a survey of one of our roadside units, where we only saw 1 Tiger Swallowtail.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 14

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Very windy, Partly cloudy. Butterflies seen while birding.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 14

Nick Poss

Location: 1620 Ohm Ave, Eau Claire Wi 54701
Eau Claire County

We have a large native plant garden at my business. This butterfly was seen around 11am on a sunny, breezy morning. Wind was so strong that it only landed briefly on lance leaf coreopsis before being blown around. I chased it for a few minutes only to get a couple of terrible photos. Very pronounced orange color.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 14

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Pleasant Valley SNA
Dane County

Southern Cloudywing

Southern Cloudywing

Southern Cloudywing

Southern Cloudywing

European Skipper

European Skipper

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

Jun 14

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Lake Farm County Park
Dane County

The crescents stole the show today- there were at least 100 that were all over the path. Every time we stopped, they would settle down, and when we started moving they would as well.Also very much enjoyed watching the Black Swallowtails hill-topping!

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 14

Mary Roen

Location: In Highview Meadows, River Falls, WI
St. Croix County

This butterfly was flitting along a sidewalk in a housing development in Highview Meadows on a sunny, windy day in the 70s. European Skipper?

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 14

Jessica Gorzo & Paul Schilke

Location: Douglas County Wildlife Area
Douglas County

Jun 14

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: on Homer Road near Fennimore
Grant County

An exciting butterfly day! I knew the Indian Hemp (Apocynum cannabinum) was about to bloom and was not disappointed when I counted up to twelve Great Spangled Fritillary nectaring on it when I visited. Many Honey Bees were also nectaring on the Hemp. Traveling about 650 feet further I stopped to find five more Great Spangled Fritillary nectaring on red clover. I also saw more Fritillary as I traveled in the field. My estimate is I saw at least two dozen. Sighting was early afternoon on a warm, sunny day.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 14

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Jun 14

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening

Jun 14

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing parsnip from prairie. A cool and windy day that was not good for butterfly sightings

Jun 14

John McCaw

Location: Riverside Park
Milwaukee County

Jun 14

Debra Rade

Location: Ellison Bay, in a driveway along Europe Bay Road, east of Timberline
Door County

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Jun 14

JE Cooper

Location: County Rd. EE
Sauk County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 14

Mike Reese

Location: Lunch Creek Wetlands SNA
Waushara County

This was mainly a dragonfly and damselfly trip with Ken Tennessen and Ami Thompson. We saw 17 species of odes.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jun 14

Mike Reese

Location: Germania Marsh
Marquette County

quick stop to see what was there

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Jun 14

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Spring Green Preserve - W. of Hwy 23, N. of CTH G
Sauk County

Friendliest Hackberry Emperors as they danced around us, landed on us, and paraded us along about 150 yds of brushy and wooded trail segment.
Grape Plume Moth (Geina periscelidactylus); I think.
Leconte's Haploa (Haploa lecontei);
Mournful Thyris Moth (Thyris sepulchralis).

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Grape Plume Moth

Grape Plume Moth

Leconte's Haploa (moth)

Leconte's Haploa (moth)

Mournful Thyris Moth

Mournful Thyris Moth

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Harvester

Harvester

Jun 14

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: on Homer Road near Fennimore
Grant County

I spent around an hour adding more plants to a native planting area for pollinators. The Hackberry Emperor flitted around most of the time that I worked on the project. The photo shows the butterfly puddling in some dirt that flipped over in the bed. Sighting was late morning on a very sunny day.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 14

Jessica Gorzo & Paul Schilke

Location: Lyman Lake Rd
Douglas County

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Jutta Arctic

Jutta Arctic

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jun 14

Mary Beth Sarnowski

Location: Kickapoo Valley Reserve- Dam trail
Vernon County

Rather windy, lots of Monarch caterpillars

Jun 14

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Jun 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Lake Superior coastal bogs
Bayfield County

Sunny, 58-59 degrees F at Port Wing Bogs, and Sunny, 70-74 degrees F for the other two. Two sites at Port Wing including in the west unit of Port Wing Boreal Forest State natural Area (SNA) and "Bibon Lake Bog", Bark Bay Slough SNA, and the bog at Lost Creek Slough, also in an SNA. Port Wing Boreal Forest West Bog and Bark Bay Bog are described in Ann Swengel's "The Fascinating Butterflies of Northwestern Wisconsin Bogs", posted at the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association website www.naba.org/chapters/nabawba/watching.html

Jun 14

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: South Kettle Morraine, Ice Age National Scenic Trail between the Stark Rd. parking lot and County N.
Waukesha County

Clear; 65 deg.; pleasant, light breeze. The trail was full of red and white clover as nectar sources. Prairie not blooming yet.

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 14

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Pleasant Valley
Dane County

Only two robber flies and they were mating. I only hiked the right side of the hill to the prairie on top. 3:30-5 pm

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

European Skipper

European Skipper

Machimus notatus/virginicus

Machimus notatus/virginicus

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 14

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Mazomanie, various roads and parking lots outside of town
Dane County

Perfect day weather-wise. Good to see Baltimore checkerspots and Red spotted purples, plus the other butterflies we saw, but where were the usual suspects (cabbage whites, pearl crescents, etc.)

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 15

Ruth Smith

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

A nice variety of butterflies, but this stars were the Baltimore Checkerspots, a lifer for me.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 15

Grace Mcconley

Location: Montello
Marquette County

Red -potted Purple and Monarch looked rough, they were probably old

Jun 15

Pam Campbell

Location: Red Cedar Trail south of Irvington
Dunn County

Filtered sun with a breeze. Mid 70's.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 15

Deb Heller

Location: Town of Grand Chute
Outagamie County

This butterfly returned five times to my husband’s foot (remaining for over a minute) and shoe. It was visiting our deck which contains 48 potted plants, six vegetable plants and 3 fountains.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 15

Pamela Hoyland

Location: Swartz farm, Hwy A Chippewa, Dunn Cty line.
Chippewa County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 15

Dave Hogg

Location: Lawton Ct in Waunakee, my butterfly garden
Dane County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 15

Rory Williams

Location: Wiouwash Trail
Winnebago County

Biking - white turtlehead was just beginning to emerge from the grasses

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 15

Fred Dike

Location: Erbe Grassland Preserve
Dane County

Sunny, light breeze

Jun 15

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: our backyard in Madison
Dane County

Jun 15

Babette Kis

Location: Barnes Prairie
Racine County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 15

Cheryl A Maser

Location: Fisher Way in River Falls Wisconsin in the undeveloped field
St. Croix County

Two Bronze Coppers mating on a milkweed, June 15, 2020 at 1:13 pm, in the undeveloped field on the NNW side of the east pond.
It was cloudy with a temperature of 75 degrees, dew point 56 degrees. Wind was ESE at 10 mph gusting to 16 mph.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 15

Mike Reese

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Not many butterflies today so this was young animal day! I wouldn't have seen the young RFed-winged Blackbird if the adults weren't dive-bombing me.

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

Red-windged Blackbird

Red-windged Blackbird

Jun 15

Norah Fox

Location: Madison, near Warner Park
Dane County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 15

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Waterloo-Mud Lake Wildlife area, off Mud Lake Rd.
Dodge County

Nothing really exciting until the Hackberry Emperor joined us. Lots of Common and Swamp Milkweed - some almost ready to flower. The road to the bridge to the Quartzite Outcrops State Nature Area was inundated by the Beaver Dam River .

Monarch

Monarch

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

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

Jun 15

Rose Tiegs

Location: Hartman creek state park
Waupaca County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 16

Fred Dike

Location: UW Arboretum
Dane County

Sunny, light breeze

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Lost Land Lake Road Bog
Bayfield County

Same site as on June 13.

Jun 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog northeast of Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

Sunny, 90 degrees F.

Jun 16

Pamela Hoyland

Location: Dunn Cty, Colfax yard.
Dunn County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtai

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtai

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail

Checkered White

Checkered White

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens northeast of Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

Sunny, 90 degrees F.

Jun 16

Halley Minser

Location: Bender Park
Milwaukee County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 16

Stan Rehm

Location: Goose Lake park, Verona
Dane County

Also one Checkerspot, but very few BFs on a perfect summer day. Reed canary grass is displacing food and nectar plants in large areas of this park.

Jun 16

Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh, North Unit
Dane County

Not a lot of butterflies flying, except for Least Skippers. Also had 5 dragonfly species, the most interesting of which was an American Emerald.

American Emerald

American Emerald

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 16

Hallie Zillman

Location: 207 Holman rd Deerfield wi
Dane County

We have an abundance of Silver-spotted Skippers. I just released the 46th overwintering Eastern black swallowtail. Still have 11 yet to eclose.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 16

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Amundson Park Trail in Stoughton
Dane County

Also saw a Sandhill crane family and an osprey sitting on it's nest. Sunny 78 degree morning.

Osprey

Osprey

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 16

Rory Williams

Location: Horicon - Old Marsh Road
Dodge County

Not as many butterflies as I was expecting, but the Stilts were often very close, trying to figure out what we were doing and giving helpful suggestions at a high volume

Black-necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilt

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

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

Jun 16

Mary Roen

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

These butterflies were all in my perennial gardens, temp upper 80's, sunny and windy.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

European Skipper

European Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 16

Mike Reese

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

This is the most Greenish Blues that I have seen in one day!

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Jun 16

John McCaw

Location: WE Energies Grassland
Milwaukee County

Also dozens of White-spotted Sable

Jun 16

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny 80 degree late afternoon.

Jun 16

Lester Doyle

Location: Sauk Canoe Launch Area
Sauk County

Late Afternoon, Sunny, mid 80's

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 16

Tim Fenske

Location: Ice Age Trail at Scheele Rd
Dane County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 16

Paul Schilke & Jessica Gorzo

Location: Loon's Foot Landing/Osaugie Trail
Douglas County

Jun 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: 4 Kettlehole bogs near Drummond
Bayfield County

Same sites as on June 13. Now we've found a Bog Fritillary on all 4 of these bogs this year, although the total for three of the sites is 1 each this year. Three of the 4 Bog Frits today were on the two Wishbone Lake bogs.

Jun 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Three bogs near Clam Lake
Ashland County

Same bogs and bog roadsides as on June 13.

Jun 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Pine Lake Bog near Forest Road 236
Bayfield County

Also surveyed June 12. Everything listed here except the Canadian Tiger Swallowtail was seen in the woods as we walked to the bog.

Jun 17

John McCaw

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

There were at least a couple dozen crescents that I didn't specifically identify.

Jun 17

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Trail
Winnebago County

Also two lemon cuckoo bumblebees, one a queen and the other a female pollinating side by side as we were leaving the prairie

Jun 17

Ryan Brady

Location: My home just west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 17

Mike Reese

Location: Dunbar Barrens SNA and area
Marinette County

I walked down a side logging road and found a nice bog pond (Pothole Lake) that had Elfin Skimmers.

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Elfin Skimmer

Elfin Skimmer

Jun 17

Dave Hogg

Location: Yahara Heights Prairie
Dane County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 17

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Minong Bog
Washburn County

Same site as on June 12. The Indian Skipper and Long Dash were on the bog. All the other butterflies were along the roadside surveys.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 17

Judith Huf

Location: Lincoln Park
Milwaukee County

65 degrees and sunny

Jun 17

Pam Campbell

Location: Muddy Creek at 730th & E
Dunn County

My FOY Bronze Coppers. Sunny, breezy and nearly 80 degrees by 10am.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 17

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Our yard in Shorewood Hills
Dane County

Jun 17

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Jun 17

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Lots of Cabbage White butterflies and a few more Clouded Sulphurs this week. Gone are the Monarchs (temporarily with the exception of witnessed instars), American Coppers, and Eastern tailed-blues that were in abundance just a few weeks ago.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 17

Pamela Skaar

Location: McCarthy Youth & Conservation County Park
Dane County

13:08 - 14:35, S wind 14 - 19 mph, 83 F, 1.73 miles.

Jun 17

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Four Lake Superior Coastal bogs
Bayfield County

Same sites as on June 14. In the two visits combined we found at least one Bog Fritillary on three of the 4 bogs, but not on Port Wing Bibon Lake Bog. The Pine Elfin was in Port Wing Boreal Forest SNA West Bog.

Jun 17

Patrick Ready

Location: Mazomanie Dog Training area on Hwy Y
Dane County

Walked main road south from shelter. Saw a Virginia Ctenuncha moth also.

Virginia  Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 17

Scott and Ann Swengel

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

Same sites as on June 12, but we omitted the Bear Lake SW Frigga Fritillary bog today. A second attempt to monitor Bog Fritillaries. It appears they are in main flight in all the sites we visited June 11-21 on one or both visits but at low abundance in this part of the state for the 3rd straight year. 4 of the 5 Bog Fritillaries were on Foxboro-Chaffee Road Bog.

Jun 17

Jessica Gorzo & Paul Schilke

Location: North Country National Scenic Trail: Highland
Douglas County

Walked the trail from the town hall trail head past the campsite

Jun 17

Fred Dike

Location: Sherman Dr, Marshall
Dane County

roadside, mid-day, mostly sunny, breezy

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 17

Mike Reese

Location: Grandma Lake Wetlands SNA
Florence County

First time I have seen Bog Fritillaries here.

Bog Fritillary

Bog Fritillary

Elfin Skimmer

Elfin Skimmer

Bog Fritillary

Bog Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jun 17

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Long Dash

Long Dash

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 17

Patrick Ready

Location: Pleasant Valley Reserve
Dane County

Walked the lower area toward the wetland. Saw a few near the parking area also.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 17

Sarah Long

Location: Neighborhood House Nature Center Neosho WI
Dodge County

In a 7 acre prairie. Wetland and remnant riparian woods on either side

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 17

Katie Tuchalski

Location: Briar Bluff Road, Reedsburg
Sauk County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 17

Pamela Skaar

Location: Holy Wisdom Monestary
Dane County

8:49 - 10:02, 73 - 77 F, 2 miles. Not as many butterflies as I remembered from previous trips. The tiger swallowtail was flying high in an opening of the oak grove. There was a massive meadow of blooming large white penstemons without much insect activity.

Jun 17

Mary Roen

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

The Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella) was perched on a shepherd's hook in one of my perennial gardens.

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 18

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Park Place to 2046 Helena loop
Dane County

10:00 - 11:00, 1.12 miles, 83 F, WNW wind 1 mph. Lots of people along the river and lakefront.

Jun 18

Lynda Meyers

Location: UWRF Walking Path
Pierce County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 18

Judith Huf

Location: Riverside Park Urban Ecology Center
Milwaukee County

Warm and sunny. Also had several moths, A White Spring Moth Lomographa vestaliata), a White-spotted Sable (Anania funebris), White-striped Black Moth (Trichodezia albovittata).

Jun 18

Mike Reese

Location: Spread Eagle Barrens SNA
Florence County

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 18

Dave Hogg

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 18

Dave Hogg

Location: Holy Wisdom Monastery
Dane County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 18

Lester Doyle

Location: Schoeneberg Marsh
Columbia County

from 3-4:30 pm...sunny, windy, mid 80's

European Skipper

European Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 18

Lester Doyle

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

from 5-6 pm...sunny, windy, mid 80's. Also had my first Prairie Fame Flower of the year...several more ready to bloom in the coming days.

Prairie Fame Flower

Prairie Fame Flower

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 18

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 18

Mary Roen

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

This Northern Crescent and Common Whitetail Skimmer were seen along a trail between brush and a hayfield on our farm. The day was partly sunny, windy and 80 degrees.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Jun 19

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Late afternoon sunny warm

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 19

Mike Reese

Location: Sohlberg Silver Lake SNA
Adams County

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Laphria posticata

Laphria posticata

Laphria aktis/sericea

Laphria aktis/sericea

Jun 19

Sarah Long

Location: Neighborhood House Nature Center Neosho, WI
Dodge County

In 7 acre praorie. Wetland and remnant riparian woods on either side.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 19

Mary Roen

Location: 2342 60th Ave, Woodville, WI
St. Croix County

This butterfly was on a driveway on a sunny, 70s day with light wind.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 19

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: our backyard on east side of Madison
Dane County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was a dark form female

Jun 19

Fred Dike

Location: Blue Mound state park
Iowa County

sunny, 70s, calm

European Skipper

European Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 19

Pat Fojut

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

sunny, 88 F
unidentified skipper

Jun 19

Liza LaCrosse

Location: Baraboo WI, northwestern area
Sauk County

Fluttering & stayed in hand/ nearby. Passed away hours after in yard.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 19

Terry Mortier

Location: St. Croix Crossing trail head Houlton
St. Croix County

Early morning, partly cloudy, light wind.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 19

Terry Mortier

Location: Buffalo Skull Tract Standing Cedars SNA
Polk County

Mid day. Hundreds of hackberry emperors puddling on the road and parking area.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

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

Jun 20

Mary Roen

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

This butterfly alit on the downspout of a rain gutter by our house. It was a sunny day in the 70s with light wind.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 20

Rick Anderson

Location: Sauk Prairie Recreational Area
Sauk County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Cabbage White, Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White, Clouded Sulphur

??

??

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 20

Lester Doyle

Location: Sauk Recreation Area (Badger Ammo Plant)
Sauk County

1:30 - 4:00 pm, cloudy, two heavy rains, mid 70's.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Xylomya sp.

Xylomya sp.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jun 20

John McCaw

Location: Havenwoods SF
Milwaukee County

Jun 20

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Yahara River Trail in Stoughton
Dane County

Many Cabbage Whites flying along sides of trail. 70 degree cloudy morning.

Jun 20

Dave Hogg

Location: Lawton Ct in Waunakee, my butterfly garden
Dane County

Jun 20

Chrissy Watson

Location: Steuben Kickapoo River
Crawford County

Large groups of 8-12 swarms around the yard! Very docile and landing on us multiple at a time.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 21

Mary Roen

Location: Kelly Creek Preserve,River Falls, WI
St. Croix County

I took a mile walk around this preserve and saw these butterflies on a sunny, slightly windy day in the 80s. It is 70 acres of restored prairie and oak savannah.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Viceroy

Viceroy

European Skipper

European Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

European Skipper

European Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 21

D Nussbaum

Location: Collins Marsh
Manitowoc County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jun 21

Dean Hansen

Location: Spangler's and Never's Dam Landings
Polk County

Hoards of Hackberry Emperors greeted my car at the parking lot at both landings. Three Tawny Emperors were seen at Never's Dam Landing--one would land on my shoulder, then fly to the car. I've seen butterflies feeding on strange things--this is a first for a discarded cigarette package.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 21

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Milwaukee County Sports Complex
Milwaukee County

Jun 21

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Mush-ko-se-day Park, Fort Atkinson
Jefferson County

Clear sky, 82 deg., calm. This is a quiet, 52 acre park at the south edge of Fort Atkinson. It has a wide variety of habitat - woods, two ponds, planted prairies, and an oak savanna that is being restored. Four Hackberry Emperors greeted us in the gravel parking lot and one hitched a ride on the trail. A very good day for dragonflies too - our first Halloween Pennants of the year.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 21

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie SNA
Dane County

Lots of Wood Lilies here. Milkweed is starting to flower.

American Lady

American Lady

Wood Lily

Wood Lily

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Large Laced-bordered (moth)

Large Laced-bordered (moth)

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

White Camas

White Camas

Jun 21

Grant Stevens

Location: My backyard, Cedarburg WI
Ozaukee County

Nice day for butterflies! I also spotted what I believe to be a raspberry pyrausta moth (Pyrausta signatalis).

Raspberry Pyrausta (moth)

Raspberry Pyrausta (moth)

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Caroline Lake Bog
Iron County

We also surveyed both of our roadside sections. The Brown Elfins were along the roadsides.

Jun 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Glidden Bog roadsides
Ashland County

We also surveyed the same 1/2 mile of frontage on June 13.

Jun 21

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

A new generation of Monarchs has emerged on Moely, with lots of 5th instars still munching on Milkweed. I saw my first Red Admiral of the year, a few freshly hatched American Ladies, and lots of Cabbage Whites, among others.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 21

Jedidiah Durand

Location: Interstate State Park, St. Croix Falls, WI
Polk County

Found this butterfly on my backpack as I was hiking. It hopped onto my hand and stayed there for about 5 minutes, licking the sweat. It let me take pictures and get real close to look at it, and when I accidentally spooked it enough to take flight, it immediately landed again on my hat for a little bit longer. Real nice guy.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 21

Douglas Buege

Location: Jones Spring Lane
Oconto County

Jun 21

Rory Williams

Location: Horicon Area
Dodge County

Wild Goose Trail and Auto Tour. Only the third Baltimore I have seen in my life

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

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

Jun 21

Mary Roen

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

I saw this butterfly sitting on the ground in one of my perennial gardens. It was sunny, upper 70s and somewhat windy.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 21

Lester Doyle

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

6:00-7:00 pm Sunny, calm...not much activity of any kind today. Good stands of milkweed, some about to bloom.

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Jun 21

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing parsnips in evening. Many very large black swallowtail caterpillars on the parsnips. I did not see any signs of parasitism so there may be a population explosion coming

Jun 21

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Bender Park
Milwaukee County

Jun 21

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Outside Sandhill State Wildlife Refuge
Wood County

83 degrees, mostly sunny and somewhat breezy. Turned out the Refuge was closed because of internal road repairs. So we butterflied in areas adjacent to the Refuge. Patches of Spreading Dogbane were a good nectar source.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Long Dash

Long Dash

White Admiral

White Admiral

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Jun 21

Patrick Ready

Location: My Madison back yard
Dane County

Attracted to Black Elderberry in my mini-prairie on west side of Madison.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 21

Pam Skaar Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh Nat. RA West Trailhead
Dane County

The edges of the corn field abutting the property had been sprayed with herbicide and pesticide, killing most of the partridge peas in that area. The butterfly numbers and species were severely reduced in that area, which contained only 4 Cabbage Whites and 5 Chenucha virginica. There might have been spray drift into much of that area. Total Ctenucha = 15

Jun 21

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Aphrodite Fritillary was seen on butterfly milkweed on Co. Rd. O. Least Skippers were seen flying just below the tops of the sedges along Stolte Road. "Least" is certainly a fitting name--they are tiny. Recent brush hogging along Stolte Road removed many of the butterfly milkweed plants, unfortunately. Did see a single female Karner Blue ovipositing on lupine (and also on what looked like a grass stem nearby) along the north part of Stolte Road.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jun 21

Ruth Smith

Location: Ferry Bluff
Sauk County

Sunny day. There must have been an emergence of Hackberry Emperors recently. They were all over!

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

summer

summer

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 21

Sarah Fowler

Location: Near Bluffview
Sauk County

Hanging around my raspberry bushes this evening.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 21

Kyle Schumacher

Location: Walking Iron Wildlife Area
Dane County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 21

Patrick Ready

Location: Military Ridge bike trail, Verona
Dane County

Rode just west of town and saw these species.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 22

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: Near Fifield at front of my house.
Price County

White Admiral

White Admiral

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 22

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Incidental while birding. Cool and overcast. All before noon.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 22

Cheryl Wettstein

Location: Richardson Lake Campground
Forest County

On buttercup near Wabeno WI

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 22

Marisa Lee

Location: Rural Bayfield, County Hwy J
Bayfield County

Landed on my thumb while I was pulling weeds. After I took its picture, it landed on my hair right next to my eye.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 22

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Prairie Haven
Buffalo County

First Hairstreak of the year!

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jun 22

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Light rain, 72 degrees.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 22

Mary Roen

Location: Kelly Creek Reserve, River Falls, WI
St. Croix County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 22

Mary Roen

Location: Kelly Creek Preserve, County Road J, River Falls, WI
St. Croix County

I saw this Robber fly capture and eat this Summer/Spring Azure on a trail along the prairie by a woods.

Machimus sp.

Machimus sp.

Jun 22

Daniel Jackson

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

On trails near Nature Center building. Found while looking for Odonata.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 23

Terry Mortier

Location: Birkmose Park, Hudson
St. Croix County

Brief stop at the park around noon. A lot of plants blooming very few butterflies.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

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

Jun 23

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Trail
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing invasives. Counts were down as we had periods of rain

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 23

Fred Dike

Location: Faville Grove Sanctuary
Jefferson County

70s, partly cloudy, breezy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 23

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Korth County Park, lower prairie
Jefferson County

72 degrees, mostly sunny, windy, but sheltered areas along the trail. Two Osprey in an Eagle Scout Project tower/nest along Rock Lake and the park's bike trail. Second year in a row with a nesting pair.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Osprey

Osprey

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 23

Patrick Ready

Location: Necedah Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

Mainly roads at north end and Lupine Trail. Found a White Admiral that didn't have any red spots on inside hindwings.

puddle party

puddle party

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 23

John McCaw

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Jun 23

Tim Fenske

Location: Spring Green TNC East
Sauk County

Monarch

Monarch

Clubtail sp.

Clubtail sp.

Dickcissel

Dickcissel

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 23

Mike Reese

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
Dane County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Atomosia sp.

Atomosia sp.

Laphria flavicollis

Laphria flavicollis

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Jun 23

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Gardens - Madison
Dane County

Jun 23

Lynda Meyers

Location: River Falls
Pierce County

This Hackberry Emperor was spending most of its time on the limestone rocks of my retaining wall. You can see it using it's tongue to obtain minerals from the rock.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 23

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Amundson Park prairie area in Stoughton
Dane County

Breezy, sunny, 68 degree morning

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 23

D Nussbaum

Location: Dale, Hillcrest and Manu Roads
Winnebago County

Off and on rain and a bit windy.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jun 23

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Prairie trail, 1:30 pm , 80 F

Jun 23

Teri Crosby

Location: On Deer Lake, St Croix Falls WI
Polk County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 24

Janet Barthel

Location: Retzer Nature Center, Town of Genesee
Waukesha County

Overcast skies; sun poked through mid morning; storms rolled in near the end of the survey; Started at 9:10 with temps at 72 degrees, ended at 12:00. Assistance from Pat Fojut, Julia Robson, and Kevin Hanley with chd.photo

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 24

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Fields and trails by our cabin in Winter
Sawyer County

Hundreds and hundreds of European Skippers on all the wildflowers throughout our property. Never seen so many! Sunny 70 degree afternoon.

White Admiral

White Admiral

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Crescent, European Skipper

Northern Crescent, European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 24

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Konsella Rd. Parking area S of Bear Creek Hemlocks SNA
Taylor County

Many Yarrow Plume Moths (Gillmeria pallidactyla)!

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 24

Terry Mortier

Location: Willow River State Park.
St. Croix County

Quick stop on the way to work. Sunny, windy.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 24

Mike Reese

Location: UW Arboretum - Grady Tract
Dane County

My first 2nd generation American Lady and first Common Buckeye of the year.

American Lady

American Lady

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Long Dash

Long Dash

Tuburcled Orchid

Tuburcled Orchid

Jun 24

Craig Klinke

Location: North side of Madison
Dane County

Found on dill weed

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Jun 24

David Wittrock

Location: Statenaker Lake, 6 miles east of Lac du Flambeau
Vilas County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 24

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Falk Park
Milwaukee County

Jun 24

Tim Fenske

Location: Ferry Bluff
Sauk County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 24

Mary Roen

Location: 1630 30th Ave, Hammond, WI
St. Croix County

This butterfly was sitting on the gravel driveway at the town hall.
It was sunny, 70s with a light wind.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

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

Jun 24

Peter Revels

Location: Barre mills
La Crosse County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jun 24

John McCaw

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Jun 24

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Disappointing numbers and variety of butterflies continues.

Jun 24

Mary Roen

Location: 83 170th Street, River Falls, WI
St. Croix County

These butterflies were all seen in a large prairie. It was a sunny day in the 70s with mild-moderate wind.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jun 24

D Nussbaum

Location: Rosa Road
Winnebago County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 24

Rory Williams

Location: Menasha Conservancy
Calumet County

Short walk with a good count of butterflies, also four species of bumblebees

European Skipper

European Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 24

Stan Rehm

Location: University of Wisconsin Arboretum boardwalk
Dane County

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jun 24

Lauren Candler

Location: Backyard wooded area of 2809 N 7th Street Sheboygan, WI
Sheboygan County

Sighted briefly sunning self on the leaf of a ginkgo tree before taking flight.

Jun 24

Fred Dike

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

mostly sunny, 70's

Viceroy

Viceroy

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 25

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing parsnip and talking with DNR work crew. Very few European skippers at first, but their numbers just kept increasing as the morning progressed

Jun 25

Lester Doyle

Location: Morse Road (Rocky Run Area)
Columbia County

Late afternoon, Sunny, calm, mid to low 80's

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 25

Stan Rehm

Location: UW Arboretum boardwalk over wetland, close to woods
Dane County

I returned to the Arboretum today to get photos of the Tawny from above. Hot, sweaty days are the best times to get extreme closeups from human-friendly butterflies.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jun 25

Patrick Ready

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Hiked the trail to the woods. Foggy to start upper 50s. End of hike, clear and 78.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Proctacanthus hinei

Proctacanthus hinei

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jun 25

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Temperatures in 80's with mostly sunny skies. All butterflies observed in and around a Common Milkweed patch in a field. Excited to observe my first Red Admiral of the year. Last year the Red Admirals were all over the area in early spring so I was glad to finally see one today. First Eastern Comma and Meadow Fritillary of the year, too. Also very excited to observe two Monarchs. The number of Monarch's observed this year in comparison to last year also seems to be down.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 25

Lynda Meyers

Location: Spring Creek Dr., River Falls, WI
Pierce County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 25

Lynda Meyers

Location: River Falls, WI
Pierce County

Silvery Checkerspot nectoring on Zinnias in my front garden.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 25

Judith Huf

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

12:30pm - 2:30pm Sunny mild. Also several 6-Spotted Tiger Beetles on the paths. Several Ctenucha virginica.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 25

Pat Fojut

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

drove slowly down Taft Rd from Saddlesoar Rd to Hwy W. It was exciting to see clouds of fritillaries fly up from the gravel road. Stopped to observe and get pictures.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jun 25

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In the fields and along the trails on our property in Winter
Sawyer County

Still seeing lots of European Skippers, but less than yesterday. Monarchs are on or near our milkweed plots. Sunny 80 degree day.

Mustard White

Mustard White

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Mustard White

Mustard White

Jun 25

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Near our cabin in Winter
Sawyer County

Saw the Common Ringlet while on a morning walk near our cabin.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 25

Cathy Olyphant

Location: 26 250th St, Baldwin, WI
St. Croix County

This little butterfly was flitting about the dirt of our new backyard.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 25

Mike Reese

Location: Morrison Prairie & Forest Preserve
Iowa County

Including the access road beween the soybean fields. My first Northern Broken-Dash of the year.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jun 25

Fred Dike

Location: Roche a Cri State Park
Adams County

about 80 degrees, slight breeze, mostly sunny

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jun 25

Pamela Hoyland

Location: Swartz farm Cty A, Dunn/Chippewa line.
Chippewa County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 25

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca WA
Iowa County

Jun 25

Cathy Olyphant

Location: Viking Middle School Prairie, Woodville, WI
St. Croix County

70+ degrees, light breeze, puffy clouds. Landed on Cinquefoil (Potentilla sp) growing in the prairie.

Jun 25

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

Between N. Loop Rd. and the county line. Real slow. Should have went the other direction.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

Jun 25

Peter Sveiks

Location: Bubolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 25

Dave Hogg

Location: Holy Wisdom Monastery
Dane County

Jun 25

Rory Williams

Location: Our Backyard in Neenah
Winnebago County

The basswood is in full bloom in our yard. Saw a brushfoot that I could not identify, probably a Milbert's Tortoise Shell, I have not seen one since we moved back to Wisconsin

Jun 25

Cheryl Wettstein

Location: Wabeno - Richardson Lake Campground
Forest County

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 25

Mike Reese

Location: Spring Green Prairie SNA
Sauk County

I also got my best photo ever of a Lark Sparrow.

prickly pear

prickly pear

Goat's Rue

Goat's Rue

Jun 25

Ryan Brady

Location: My house just west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Jun 25

Dave Hogg

Location: Yahara Heights Prairie
Dane County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 26

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH/Freindship Trails
Winnebago County

From Fairview Road.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

European Skipper

European Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 26

Lynda Meyers

Location: HOPE Lutheran Church
St. Croix County

Warm, humid summer day. Sightings made on grassland, and small marshy area surrounding retention pond.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 26

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Northcentral Chippewa Co.
Chippewa County

Small bog lake with cranberries, marsh cinquefoil, rumex, and nearby roadside with dogbane, daisies.
First 6 photos: above and below photos for each of 3 different individuals. Many more similar coppers.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

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

Jun 26

Kim Lawler

Location: Front yard near Spring Valley Golf Course on west edge of town
Pierce County

Slight breeze , warm

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 26

John McCaw

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Jun 26

Terry Mortier

Location: Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

Light rain and cloudy early, hot and steamy afternoon.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

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

Jun 26

Richard André Rivard

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

Park trail hiking trail sightings.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Mustard White

Mustard White

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

Jun 26

Eileen Scharenbroch

Location: Backyard Wild Flower Garden
Washington County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 26

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Along our trails on our property in Winter
Sawyer County

Saw most of these while hiking our trails. The Northern Pearly-eye butterflies were all on one large bush. Sunny 85 degree day.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

White Admiral

White Admiral

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

White Admiral

White Admiral

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 27

D Nussbaum

Location: Marsh Road near White Lake
Waupaca County

Walked the southern 2.25 miles and drove the rest. Many species way too numerous to count. There were way over 200 Baltimore Checkerspots. Maybe over 300. Between 11:00 and noon was prime time for them. Many caterpillars crossing the road too. Lots.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

European Skipper

European Skipper

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary, Silvery Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary, Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Harvester

Harvester

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

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

Jun 27

John Morrissey

Location: Cross Plains
Dane County

My property is right next to wooded hills. I had more than 22 settle on my person this morning, right outside my back door.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 27

Ryan Brady

Location: My house just west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Long Dash

Long Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

European Skipper

European Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 27

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Ice Age Trail- Table Bluff Segment
Dane County

Hot and muggy after yesterday’s rain but with a cool breeze. No camera today, so pictures are from cell phones at various quality.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 27

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

9-11am, sunny and very humid.

Jun 27

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy, Williams Bay
Walworth County

85 deg., sunny, calm, humid. Quite a few very active butterflies that never bothered to land for us to identify. Also, the first Monarch caterpillar of the year on our backyard milkweed.

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 27

Fred Dike

Location: Sauk Prairie Rec Area
Sauk County

80's, ptly cloudy, slight breeze

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

puddle party

puddle party

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 27

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: our yard - east side of Madison
Dane County

Jun 27

Rory Williams

Location: Navarino Wildlife Area
Shawano County

Many insects. Thousands of deer flies. Three kinds of bumblebees, a robber fly, a few tiger beetles. Check out the Great Spangled with red eye. It takes a really poor photographer to get a butterfly to have red eye.

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Machimus notatus

Machimus notatus

Long Dash

Long Dash

Harvester

Harvester

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 27

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Lots of pollinators were busy in a field with blooming Milkweed during the late afternoon. Temperatures in 80's and very sunny.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jun 27

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Roadside mowing had eliminated nearly all of the common milkweed plants, dog bane, even blooming iris. The single Mulberry Wing seen was on common milkweed on Southwest Dike Trail. The single Baltimore Checkerspot was on the lone swamp milkweed seen, 1.9 miles west of East River Road on Co. Rd. O.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Long Dash

Long Dash

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 27

Dean Hansen

Location: Spangler's and Never's Dam Landings
Polk County

The dozens of Hackberry Emperors that swarmed on the parking lots last Sunday were gone. Several Silvery Checkerspots were on the damp sand by the water's edge, as were a couple Emperors, and Blue, and a Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 27

Pamela Skaar

Location: MacKenzie Env. Center
Columbia County

Prairie Restoration Trail, 1.11 mim 77 F, calm. The Hackberry Emperors were on the signage near the parking lot.

Jun 27

Pamela Skaar

Location: Empire Prairie SNA - Hagan Unit
Columbia County

12:38 for 1 hour 52 minutes, 1.19 mi, 85 F. Tons of red clover was blooming but the Clouded Sulphurs were not that common. Vegetation changes with elevation at this site. Monarchs were breeding and laying eggs.

Jun 27

Pamela Skaar

Location: Empire Prairie SNA - Mud Lake Unit
Columbia County

This is next to a shooting range and there are no trails. 11:43 and only .15 miles in 30 minutes, 83 F, NNW wind 5 mph. The Question Mark was really fresh with very dark hind wings.

Jun 27

E Whitten

Location: private residence in Brown Deer,
Milwaukee County

~ 3PM flitting back and forth in front yard around jelly feeder. Settled on jelly to feed and rested on maple leaves & Golden Duchess Eastern hemlock "shrub". Appeared to have difficulty flying into "headwinds" when aiming for the jelly feeder

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 27

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Near our trails by our cabin in Winter
Sawyer County

Still seeing lots of European Skippers throughout our property. Very active morning for butterflies on our Back 60. Sunny 70 degree morning.

Monarch

Monarch

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 27

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

American Lady

American Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jun 27

Terry Mortier

Location: Buffalo Skull Tract, Standing Cedars SNA, Osceola
Polk County

Hot, sunny, light wind, Walking the main entrance Rd. I spent most of my time in the wooded portion. Large numbers of Hackberry and tawny emperors puddling.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

White Admiral

White Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

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

Jun 27

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jun 27

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Buena Vista Wildlife Area
Portage County

High temperature was 84. Sunny but fairly breezy. 15 species. In the fritillaries on scat were Meadow, Aphrodite and Regal. Least Skipper and Long Dash were abundant. The two of us picked or pulled off two dozen ticks -- just from the roadside! So beware.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Trifritca!!

Trifritca!!

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Trifritca!

Trifritca!

Jun 27

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: Puchyan Prairie State Natural Area
Green County

Looking for Poweshiek Skipperling, but unable to access prairie areas around the oak island. Little Yellow was seen along the road, just north of the parking area.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

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

Jun 27

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: Beuna Vista Grasslands
Portage County

130th Street South between County Highway W and Griffith Ave. Looking for Gray Coppers and Regal Fritillary. No luck with Gray Copper, but spotted one Regal Fritillary on the road near the intersection with Griffith Ave.

Great Spangled Fritillary, Aphrodite Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary, Aphrodite Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Jun 27

Pamela Hoyland

Location: Colfax, 940th yard
Dunn County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 27

Lynda Meyers

Location: Spring Creek Dr., River Falls, WI
Pierce County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 27

Lester Doyle

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

Mid Morning - Sunny. Forgot camera batteries, so had to use my cell phone for pictures. Prickly Pear Cacti are blooming too.

Prickly Pear Cacti

Prickly Pear Cacti

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jun 28

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: Sandhill SNA
Wood County

Surveyed along Ball Road and West Fence Lane. Most activity was on the dogbane along Ball Road.

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 28

Mark E. Johnson

Location: restored prairie near Daleyville
Dane County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jun 28

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Wildlife Area
Portage County

We each walked a different 1.5 miles of road edge surveys, and a 0.25 grassland survey together. We found at least one of all 3 wetland coppers on the east edge of Farmer's Road, 0-0.3 miles south of Swamp Road, especially 0.25-0.3 miles south.

Jun 28

Dave Hogg

Location: Lawton Ct in Waunakee, my butterfly garden
Dane County

Also found 2 monarch eggs and a 5th instar caterpillar.

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch egg

Monarch egg

Monarch egg

Monarch egg

Jun 28

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Avoca area along Hwy 80 - Hay Road and Muscoda Canoe Road
Iowa County

85 deg., partly cloudy with mild breeze.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

Question Mark

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 28

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield Township
Walworth County

Seen on a Hydrangea Leaf.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 28

Ann Hyzer

Location: Janesville
Rock County

Was seen on a basil plant about 9:00 a.m.

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jun 28

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

11-130pm, sunny and humid

Jun 28

JE Cooper

Location: County Road EE
Sauk County

Multiple sites along EE including edges of cut-over hay field beside uncut meadow and woods' edge.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 28

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Throughout our property in Winter
Sawyer County

Very warm morning.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

White Admiral

White Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

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

Jun 28

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Wildlife Area
Adams County

We only surveyed the Archer roadside for 0-0.5 miles west of County Highway W.

Jun 28

John Morrissey

Location: Devil's Lake, East Bluff Woods trail
Sauk County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 28

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Jun 28

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Six eclosions this morning (first of the year). These from eggs we found in our garden on May 26.

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 28

Patrick Ready

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

Hot & humid, partly cloudy. 83. Some areas closed to access due to crowd limits or whatever. Lots of flowers blooming.

Jun 28

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center near Newburg
Ozaukee County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Long Dash

Long Dash

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 28

John McCaw

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Jun 28

Mary Roen

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

This butterfly was seen on a leaf in my raspberry patch on a sunny day in the 80s with moderate wind.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 28

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing wild parsnip. Found a large number of Cow Parsnip Borer Moth caterpillars

Jun 28

Rory Williams

Location: Our backyard in Neenah
Winnebago County

At the basswood

Jun 28

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Recorded our first ever Coral Hairstreak on Moely Prairie today. I'm seeing more Monarchs this weekend that I did last week.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 28

Lynda Meyers

Location: UWRF walking trail
Pierce County

Mostly sunny, late morning, 80 degrees, light breeze along wooded pathway that follows the South Fork tributary of the Kinnickinnic River.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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

Jun 29

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

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

Large open bog on flowage; many cranberries, but also marsh cinquefoil and rumex.
No other "coppers" but bog.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jun 29

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening

Jun 29

Fred Dike

Location: Sherman Dr Marshall
Dane County

mostly sunny, low 80s, breezy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 29

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny and pleasant. Besides the butterflies, I saw a Ctenucha virginica, and a Noctua pronuba (Large Yellow Underwing moth).

Monarch

Monarch

Large Yellow Underwing (moth)

Large Yellow Underwing (moth)

Jun 29

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Three more eclosions this morning from the May 26 eggs; three more tomorrow or Wednesday will finish our "first wave" of the season. Monarchs always look great when backlit by a morning sun as they dry their wings on an east-facing screen.

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 29

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: UW Arboretum - Grady Tract
Dane County

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jun 29

Mike Reese

Location: backyard in Madison
Dane County

Watched two male Banded Hairstreaks battling.

Jun 29

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Very hot windy early afternoon.

Jun 29

Mike Reese

Location: Taproot Farm
Iowa County

The photo is of an egg sac from a ray spider,Theridiosoma gemmosum. This spider is only about 1mm in length as an adult. The sacs looked like miniature ornaments hanging from the bottom of leaves.

Jun 29

Dave Hogg

Location: LLawton Ct in Waunakee, my butterfly garden
Dane County

Jun 30

Mary Roen

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

This Hairstreak was found on a hosta leaf in my perennial garden. It was a hot, humid, sunny day in the 80s with moderate wind.

Jun 30

Eileen Scharenbroch

Location: Backyard north of Newburg Wi
Washington County

We have lots of milkweed this year and regularly see the Monarchs laying eggs.

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 30

Judith Huf

Location: Uihlein Park
Milwaukee County

sunny, hot, humid, midday.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jun 30

Dave Hogg

Location: Lawton Ct in Waunakee, my butterfly garden
Dane County

Also found 3 monarch eggs

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Monarch egg

Monarch egg

Jun 30

Rory Williams

Location: Picnic Point Wildlife Area
Winnebago County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

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

Jun 30

Kim Lawler

Location: Front yard, west edge of Spring Valley.
Pierce County

Very hot & humid, slight breeze

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 30

Pamela Hoyland

Location: Colfax 940th yard
Dunn County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 30

Dave Hogg

Location: Scott Rd, Town of Berry
Dane County

Incidental while tending bee hives

Jun 30

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Jun 30

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: UW Arboretum, Grady Tract
Dane County

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 30

Andrew Badje

Location: Potato Creek Wildlife Area
Rusk County

Only 1 photographed, but likely numerous individuals in field (45.345158, -91.390766).

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 30

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: About 2 mi NNW of Holcombe.
Chippewa County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak