Butterfly sightings for July 2020

Jul 1

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park, Madison
Dane County

sunny, 80's slight breeze

Jul 1

John McCaw

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Jul 1

Lester Doyle

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

9:30 -11:00 am, Sunny, Mid-80s. First hairstreaks of the year, which were all nectaring on the same patch Milkweed. Also had an Eastern Amberwing and a Mydas Fly.

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Amberwing

Mydas Fly

Mydas Fly

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jul 1

Mike Miller

Location: Lower Clear Lake
Langlade County

Landed on my lawnmower to spend some time in the evening sun

White Admiral

White Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Jul 1

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Jul 1

Ann Thering

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

I only had 20 minutes. It was great to see a Regal! It's been a while since I've seen one here.

Jul 1

Ann Thering

Location: Walking Iron
Dane County

8 to 9 am Still dewy.

Jul 1

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Kettle Moraine State Park, Scuppernong Prairie and Kettle Moraine Low Prairie SNAa.
Waukesha County

76 deg. , sunny, humid, calm

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

★ = New county photo record

Jul 1

Mary Roen

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

I saw the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail eating on flowers in my perennial garden and the Northern Pearly-eye was on a trail in the back of our farm. it was cloudy, 83 degrees, moderate wind.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 1

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

9:30 am to noon. Sunny, hot, humid.

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 1

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: on Hilldale Road near Fennimore
Grant County

Late afternoon, sunny, with temps in the mid 80's. The peak for Common Milkweed seems to be past. Many bees still visiting, but not nearly as many butterflies as previous days. I did observe a number of butterflies that had sought out shade.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 1

Rory Williams

Location: Menasha Conservancy
Calumet County

Not much flying at this site today

Jul 1

Patrick Ready

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Early morning hike out to the woods. Very warm, sunny. Cool find was a Common Eastern Velvet Ant. Lots of Robberflies today and a Punctured Tiger Beetle.

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Velvet Ant

Velvet Ant

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Proctacanthella cacopiliga?

Proctacanthella cacopiliga?

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Proctacanthus hinei

Proctacanthus hinei

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Proctacanthus hinei

Proctacanthus hinei

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 1

John McCaw

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Jul 1

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Breezy, hot and humid day. Milkweed and coneflowers have just started blooming this week.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 1

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

80 degrees, cloudy and very humid. All before noon.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Jul 1

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: South of Fifield
Price County

The Monarchs were in a field with a lot of milkweed with clusters of green flower heads. The other butterflies were around our house.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 1

Kate Redmond

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

Butterfly numbers at the north end of the Bog have been very low this season.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 1

Fred Dike

Location: Mud Lake Wildlife Area
Columbia County

mostly sunny, high 80's, slight breeze, early afternoon

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 1

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans
Manitowoc County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 2

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Spring Green Preseve, West Parcel below bluffs
Sauk County

Many "coppers" flitted ahead of us along sand barrens trail and all "coppers" we closely saw were American.
Beautiful Wood-nymph Moth (Eudryas grata) - Laurie's spectacular find!
Punctured Tiger Beetle?
Festive Tiger Beetle
Proctacanthus hinei and one other robber fly.

American Copper

American Copper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Beautiful Wood-nymph Moth

Beautiful Wood-nymph Moth

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Machimus sp.

Machimus sp.

Proctacanthus hinei

Proctacanthus hinei

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 2

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Very hot and humid afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 2

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

Midday, hot, sunny. The Banded Hairstreak was the biggest surprise, but I could only get one bad photo.

Monarch

Monarch

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 2

John McCaw

Location: WE Energies Grassland
Milwaukee County

Question Mark

Question Mark

European Skipper

European Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jul 2

Bill Reichenbach

Location: Pewaukee - Lakeview Dr
Waukesha County

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Jul 2

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

I had a FOY Gray Copper here, yesterday. So, I came back to try for better pics. All before 11am.

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 2

Lester Doyle

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

10:00 -11:00 am, Sunny, mid-80's.

scorpion fly

scorpion fly

Mantid Fly

Mantid Fly

American Copper

American Copper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 2

Susan Conrardy

Location: East De Pere residential
Brown County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 2

Dave Hogg

Location: Yahara Heights Prairie
Dane County

Jul 2

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Amundsen Park Trail in Stoughton
Dane County

This trail runs along the Yahara River. While hiking it we saw many wildflowers, butterflies, a Sandhill Crane, and also two Osprey by their nest atop a power pole which overlooks the river. Very muggy 80 degree morning.

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Osprey

Osprey

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 2

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing sweet clover

Jul 2

Dave Hogg

Location: Holy Wisdom Monastery
Dane County

Jul 2

Patrick Ready

Location: Grady Tract, UW Arboretum, Madison
Dane County

Late morning, hot, sticky, very slight breeze. Walked open prairie areas and woods. I think pic #3869 is a Hickory Hairstreak but find them confusing with Banded or Edwards.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

American Lady

American Lady

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 2

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Jones Spring Lane
Oconto County

Photos available

Jul 2

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

The "second wave" has begun in our garden. Four Monarchs flying, 45 opalescent eggs sitting, 3 black eggs pending, 3 first instars creeping - but no partridge in a pear tree.

Jul 2

Jennifer Ambrose

Location: Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County

Edgar Spaulding helped me with the Little Glassywing ID. It seems like it's correct :) If not, please let me know if you can ID what it is based on the photo--it's the only one that I have.

Jul 2

Randy Powers

Location: Rice Township - Bass Lake & Bog
Oneida County

Humid & hot day, partly cloudy, mild winds. first time in seven years that I have seen Copper butterflies in this area over the 4th of July weekend! None of the coppers would show the tops of their wings for me to get a photo.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

White Admiral

White Admiral

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Jul 2

Lynne Roberts

Location: Co W next to DNR land between Leubke boat landing and potter Rd
Sauk County

Across W from the Baraboo River, prairie planting in my back yard; open area surrounded by woods.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Laphria flavicollis

Laphria flavicollis

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 2

Eileen Scharenbroch

Location: Backyard in Linden tree and stone porch north of Newburg
Washington County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 2

John McCaw

Location: Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County

Jul 2

Paul Schilke

Location: Cranberry Creek Flowage
Douglas County

90 degrees F and partly cloudy

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Jul 2

Rory Williams

Location: In our Backyard in Neenah
Winnebago County

Milkweed and the basswood are in bloom

Jul 3

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Glidden Bog roadsides
Ashland County

1 mile east of Glidden along County Hwy N.

Jul 3

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog near Morse
Ashland County

Jul 3

Jessica Gorzo & Paul Schilke

Location: He-Nis-Ra park (red & green trails)
Brown County

Jul 3

Jessica Gorzo & Paul Schilke

Location: Winans Ln, Oak Orchard
Oconto County

Jul 3

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Clam lake bogs
Ashland County

Three sites: Twin Lakes Bog along Forest Road 182 three miles north of Clam Lake (we surveyed only the roadsides today); Wilderness Road 2.3 miles west of County Hwy GG ((bog and roadsides); and the western part of he bog just southwest of the junction of County Hwy M and County Hwy GG (bog and roadsides).

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 3

John Morrissey

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

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 3

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Homer Road near Fennimore
Grant County

Hot (88-90 F) and humid late afternoon. Butterflies had moved to shaded areas of field. Was a treat to catch two butterfly species in one shot and also great to see the Ruby throated Hummingbird at the Common Milkweed for nectar.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Banded Hairstreak, Monarch

Banded Hairstreak, Monarch

Jul 3

Joan Vennie

Location: Verona
Dane County

Early afternoon. High 80's. Hairstreaks very active.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 3

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Milkweed garden in my backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Several Monarchs visiting my milkweed today. Two were mating. Breezy, humid and 87 degrees.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 3

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Clam lake bogs
Ashland County

Three sites: Twin Lakes Bog along Forest Road 182 three miles north of Clam Lake (we surveyed only the roadsides today); Wilderness Road 2.3 miles west of County Hwy GG ((bog and roadsides); and the western part of he bog just southwest of the junction of County Hwy M and County Hwy GG (bog and roadsides).

Jul 3

Ryan Brady

Location: Forest Road near Little Siskiwit Lake south of Cornucopia
Bayfield County

The first Atlantis Fritillaries I have photographed since 2009!

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Jul 3

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road, 1/2 mile from HWY 32
Oconto County

Jul 3

Rory Williams

Location: Bubolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Surprising number of butterflies in a venue that normally does not yield much for me

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 3

Linda Duczman O'Connell

Location: Deck in backyard
Racine County

Our deck has framing on its ceiling, but it is open to the sky. This Red Admiral was perched in a corner under the eaves where the frame meets the house.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 3

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Dummond kettlehole bogs
Bayfield County

Crane Lake and Roger Lake south of Drummond, and two floating bogs on Wishbone Lake north of Drummond. 277 of the Bog Coppers and most of the other butterflies were at Wishbone Lake.

Jul 3

Kimberly Babcock

Location: Grandview township
Bayfield County

Jul 3

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Caroline Lake Bog and roadsides
Iron County

We surveyed both the roadside units.

Jul 3

Lester Doyle

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

8:30 AM....Had three Banded Hairstreaks engaging in an aerial "battle", landing on my car and my wife's car for a minute, then taking off again.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 3

MUD LAKE NABA COUNT

Location: 15-mile diameter circle containing Mud Lake WA, Grassy Lake, Rocky Tun, and Jamison Park.
Columbia County

This was the 32nd annual Mud Lake Count by the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association (a chapter of NABA). 8 observers spent much of a hot day finding nearly 350 butterflies of 32 species. Thanks to butterfly counters, Mike Reese, Dave Hogg, Fred and Kate Dike, Pam Skaar, Jim Otto, Karl and Dorothy Legler and a Madison Audubon team at Goose Pond. (The results of the latter group is not included in this report but will be included when sent to NABA.) Photo of Northern Broken-Dash is by Karl Legler. Other photos by Jim Otto.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 3

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Highway 70 Bog
Price County

13 miles east of Fifield. Everything except for the coppers was counted along the roadsides.

Jul 3

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Hot, muggy, no wind. Mainly driving Rds. and stopping for butterfly milkweed along the oak stretches and swamp milkweed in lower areas. I was mainly looking for hairstreaks and was wildly successful.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot, Mulberry Wing

Baltimore Checkerspot, Mulberry Wing

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Long Dash

Long Dash

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Jul 3

Randy Powers

Location: Worchester Township
Price County

Pm Forest road 136 from1.6 miles up to bridge, and DEAD END
fire lane East: Now 84 degrees, sky still clear, however winds this afternoon are stronger. Humidity low. Only three coppers this time I will let you ID them for me please! First time I have ever photographed a Green Comma!

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Monarch

Monarch

Green Comma

Green Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jul 3

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Bender Park
Milwaukee County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 3

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Lost Land Lake Road Bog
Bayfield County

Every butterfly that we saw was a Bog Copper.

Jul 3

D Nussbaum

Location: Ona Pines, Deer Haven Rd., Guth Rd., Landing Rd., Colic Slough Rd., River Rd. and Evenswood Rd.
Waupaca County

Took a lot of pictures but they didn't turn out very good today.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 3

Randy Powers

Location: Worchester Township - Spruce Lane
Price County

AM on Spruce Lane off of county trunk H. 44 degrees at 10.30 Am, clear sky, mild winds occasionally.

European Skipper

European Skipper

harrris

harrris

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Long Dash

Long Dash

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

White Admiral

White Admiral

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jul 4

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Jul 4

Scott and Ann Swengel

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

Same bogs and bog roadsides as on June 17.

Jul 4

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Lost Creek Slough Bog
Bayfield County

On a State Natural Area.

Jul 4

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Minong Bog
Washburn County

Besides the 50 Bog Coppers seen on the bog, every other butterfly was found on the roadside surveys. Usually we see Dorcas Coppers alongside the Bog Coppers here.

Jul 4

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Marshall, Charles Langer Family Park/ disc golf course
Dane County

88 deg. sunny, calm.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 4

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie
Dane County

10:30 to 11:30 am. 80s. I've never seen a Regal Fritillary here before...a nice surprise! Butterflyweed, common milkweed, lead plant, coreopsis, spurge, camas, and more all in bloom, quite a show.

Jul 4

Fred Dike

Location: Rettenmund Prairie
Dane County

calm, 70s, sunny

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 4

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road 1/2 mile from HWY 32
Oconto County

Jul 4

Pamela Hoyland

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

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

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

Jul 4

Dorothy Legler

Location: The butterfly garden in my yard.
Sauk County

Our first American Snout of the year, right in our yard!
It was special to see a rare butterfly with "American" in its name, on the 4th of July!

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 4

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 4

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Backyard milkweed garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Humid 90 degree afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 4

Randy Powers

Location: Worchester Township
Price County

Gates Lake road between Riley Lake Road & Fr 136. Hot, Humid early afternoon skies mostly clear, as time past more clouds moved in. Winds much stronger today, butterflies, if flushed had a hard time holding their positions! 11 Coppers today, but most escaped the camera. Pm 12.30 - 3.30

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Long Dash

Long Dash

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jul 4

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Tons of Monarchs ovipositing on Whorled Milkweed and more Common Wood Nymphs than I have ever seen on Moely Prairie before. It was nice to see the American Copper again as it has been several weeks since the last sighting.

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

American Copper

American Copper

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 4

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Nojoshing Trails, St. Francis
Milwaukee County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jul 4

John McCaw

Location: Three Bridges Park
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 4

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Sun Prairie, Patrick Marsh
Dane County

Sunny, calm, low 80's. Our best day for Monarchs so far this year.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 4

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: Abraham's Woods
Green County

All Red Admirals laying eggs on Wood Nettles.

Jul 4

Judy Cardin

Location: Arbor Hills Madison
Dane County

Perched with intermittent fluttering battles with another hairstreak.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 4

Mike Reese, Oberhauser

Location: Oliver Prairie
Green County

Jul 4

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Falk Park
Milwaukee County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 4

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: Scuppernong Prairie State Natural Area
Waukesha County

Area northeast of the parking lot on County Rd N. The Clouded Sulphur was being eaten by an Asilus sericeus.

Clouded Sulphur, Asilus sericeus

Clouded Sulphur, Asilus sericeus

Jul 5

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog northeast of Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

Jul 5

Ryan Brady

Location: FR204 southwest of Clam Lake
Sawyer County

Hot, humid, and extremely buggy, but lots of butterflies out and about too.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

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

Jul 5

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area
Ozaukee County

Knollwood Road between Blue Goose and Birchwood.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 5

Eileen Scharenbroch

Location: Backyard North of Newburg
Washington County

All butterflies were seen on Milkweed plants about mid-day.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 5

Fred Dike

Location: Sherman Dr ,Marshall
Dane County

slight breeze, sunny, low 80s. one butterfly predator carrying it like it was delivering a package

Asilus sericeus, Clouded Sulphur

Asilus sericeus, Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 5

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: IAT Jct Area East of Reddan Soccer Fields
Dane County

Stopped counting Wood-Nymphs after 20 ID's but saw many more probables I didn't confirm; all appeared recently emerged.

7:45 til 10:00 am.

Jul 5

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie
Winnebago County

Incidental while searching for orchids. No luck with the orchids

Jul 5

Oliver Burrus

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Really good day at Necedah today, went to Boghaunter Trail, but the best spot was just south of there on 20th.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jul 5

Randy Powers

Location: Worchester Township
Price County

Gates Lake Road: from Popple Creek Rd to Sailor Lake Rd.
80 degrees, windy with mixed clouds and open sky. Only three copper butterflies today, no Kodack moment for them! Lots of other species documented!

Jul 5

Judi A Mitzel

Location: Amery
Polk County

Many monarchs in our fields. Found a monarch caterpillar July 1st that is now chrysalis!

Monarch chrysalis

Monarch chrysalis

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Jul 5

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Pleasant Valley, lower meadow
Dane County

86 deg., mostly sunny, calm, humid.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jul 5

Randy Powers

Location: Worchester Township
Price County

Gates Lake Road: from Popple Creek Rd to Sailor Lake Rd.
80 degrees, windy with a mix of clouds and open sky Only 3 Copper butterflies today, but no Kodak moment for them. Plenty of other sightings though!

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Snowberry Clearwiing (moth)

Snowberry Clearwiing (moth)

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 5

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Pine Lake Bog
Bayfield County

Pine Lake is about 15 miles in a straight line south-southwest of Cornucopia, south of Horseshoe Lake Road a little west of Forest Road 236. Today's Bog Copper count tops the previous high of 626 in our 35 years surveying this bog. Today's is also the highest number of Bog Coppers per hour or per mile we have seen on a bog.

Jul 5

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Port Wing bogs
Bayfield County

Bibon Lake Bog and Port Wing Boreal Forest State Natural Area west unit bog. We think that Bibon Lake is the phenologically slowest bog that we study in Wisconsin. Because we saw 22 Bog Coppers there today, this means that Bog and Dorcas Coppers are in main flight or later than main flight throughout northern Wisconsin now.

Jul 5

Patrick Ready

Location: Swamplovers Sanctuary Hwy KP
Dane County

Parked at Ice Age Trail. Walked up to top of bluff. 91 sunny and felt it!

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

American Lady

American Lady

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 5

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake State Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Hickerson Road had two areas with blooming common milkweed. One spot was about 0.1 mile north of Co. O and had sedge skippers at the milkweed and other butterflies on the damp road gravel. A second spot had a nice stand of common milkweed; this was just west of Daniel's flowage, and Mulberry Wing Skippers were common here. This year's "carpet bombing" approach to roadside mowing on Fish Lake SWA should be softened to allow some flowering milkweeds (common, swamp, and butterfly) to bloom, for both the butterflies and for those who want to observe them. Numerous Broken-dash/Dun skippers were flighty and went undetermined. The hairstreaks were mostly on butterfly milkweed on Grettum Pines Trail (thanks Kathy Java for alerting me to that spot!).

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Common Milkweed

Common Milkweed

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 5

Dave Ludwig

Location: Fall Creek
Eau Claire County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jul 6

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Rettenmund-Black Earth SNA
Dane County

Probably at least 50 wood-nymphs.
All hickory hairstreaks w/in 30 yds of woods in S. section of SNA; and on butterfly milkweed.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 6

Pamela A Swensen

Location: Kaukauna, WI
Outagamie County

Jul 6

Mary Sobol

Location: Hidden Farm Road county prairie
Dane County

Tall vegetation surrounding mowed trail. Very sunny and hot. The Tawny Emperor was licking sweat off my hand. It was very persistent and didn't want to leave.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 6

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 6

John McCaw

Location: Falk Park
Milwaukee County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 6

John Morrissey

Location: Cross Plains, my back yard
Dane County

Hackberry Emperors might have been present earlier here, but we had SO many Tawny Emperors I might not have noticed.
The Tawny Emperors have mostly gone now, but something interesting about the remaining ones is that they are all fairly dark in color.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jul 6

John McCaw

Location: Fitzsimmons Road
Milwaukee County

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 6

John McCaw

Location: Haas Park
Milwaukee County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jul 6

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard garden in Stoughton
Dane County

90 degrees and very humid afternoon. The Hickory Hairstreak was sitting on a leaf for some time rubbing it's wings together. In the photo you can see that something had bitten off the tips of it's hindwings.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 6

Rory Williams

Location: Mosquito Hill Nature Center
Outagamie County

One of the best butterfly days that I have had in years. The grass skippers were everywhere. Many more varieties than what I document here but they would not open their wings. Mike - there were two distinct skipper groupings. One was a group of Delaware. The other flew slower and more "heavy". Finally one of these opened their wings. I have included that picture. Your thoughts?

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 6

Eileen Scharenbroch

Location: Yahr Park near West Bend Wi
Washington County

These beautiful butterflies where fluttering everywhere on the beach.

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Jul 6

MADISON NABA COUNT

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

This was the 30th annual NABA count. Very hot. Temperature up to 92 degrees. 10 counters in 7 parties, counted for a record 31 party-hours and found nearly 800 butterflies of 30 species. No commas or Question Mark were found. Normally Hackberry Emperors outnumber the Tawny Emperor but this year Tawny's won 8 to 2. The commonest 6 butterflies made up 3/4 of the total count. Photos by Edgar Spalding. Thanks to all the counters who braved the heat and humidity!

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 6

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

I walked the Clubhouse Loop. One tandem pair of monarchs

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 6

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

Hot and humid. A short visit before 10am.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Jul 6

Dave Ludwig

Location: Fall Creek
Eau Claire County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

★ = New county photo record

Jul 6

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

hot, sunny, humid, about 9-10:30am

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 6

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bark Bay Bog
Bayfield County

On Bark Bay Slough State Natural Area. We found 16 Bog Coppers, 1 Eyed Brown, and 8 European Skippers on the bog. Everything else was counted along the roadsides.

Jul 7

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In my yard and gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Two monarchs were mating, hanging from my garden fence. 90 degree humid day.

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 7

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park
Dane County

Sunny, 80s, slight breeze

Jul 7

D Nussbaum

Location: Dale Rd., Hillcrest Rd. and Manu Rd.
Winnebago County

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Jul 7

Daniel Jackson

Location: Fishermen's Road along La Crosse Airport
La Crosse County

Jul 7

D Nussbaum

Location: Cedar Road
Outagamie County

Early and still dewy.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jul 7

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie Trail
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing sweet clover

Jul 7

Peter Sveiks

Location: Bubolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Warm but a pleasant outing as the nature preserve may be back to normal activity as I did not see another hiker, YAY!! Although, a doe appeared to be hiding in the tall prairie grasses, I saw her.

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 7

Arlene Koziol

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

On hoary vervain

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 7

Northern Oconto County Count

Location: Count Circle
Oconto County

First butterfly seen at 6:58 am--European skipper. Last seen at 3pm--Green comma. Rain the night before made nearly perfect conditions for counting. Thanks to all who participated again this year. Note: Common Southern migrants--Red Admiral and Ladies--were not seen this year.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jul 8

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower and milkweed garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Very hot and humid afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 8

Ann Thering

Location: Ice Age Interpretive Site/Wilkie area
Dane County

9:15 - 10:30 am, low 80s. One mated pair of Monarchs, and a mated pair of Banded Hairstreaks.

Jul 8

Kate Redmond

Location: Waubedonia Park between Fredonia and Waubeka
Ozaukee County

Walked the riverbank from the boat launch to the east end of the drive. Hot and breezy.

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Jul 8

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny, hot, humid. 9:30-10:30 am

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 8

John McCaw

Location: Fitzsimmons Road / Bender Park
Milwaukee County

The Eyed Brown was quite worn and missing significant pieces of wing.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 8

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

I also spotted our first Red Spotted Purple of the season.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 8

Trempealeau NABA Count

Location: Within a 15-mile diameter circle centered 2 miles east of Centerville.
Trempealeau County

This was the 31st annual Trempealeau Butterfly Count conducted by NABA (the North American Butterfly Association.) Four observers in 2 parties observed with close-focusing binoculars for 9.1 party-hours. We found 286 butterflies of 36 species. Gorgone Checkerspots had a record high. A Regal Fritillary was only the 2nd record here. The Monarch had a high in 1994. Then there was a new high in 2018, a new high in 2019, and in 2020 another new high! Another highlight was finding 2 Gray Coppers whose small population has persisted since they were found here 30 years ago. (Thanks to counters Mike Reese, Dave Hogg, Karl and Dorothy Legler.)

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

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

Jul 8

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: West Knoll, UW Arb
Dane County

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 8

Sharon Riegert Cypher

Location: Town of Hammel
Taylor County

I saw it eating in a stand of blooming milkweed.

Jul 9

Judith Huf

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny, hot, humid 11am-1pm Besides the butterflies, 2 Ctenucha virginica moths and a Haploa reversa moth.

Reversed Haploa Moth

Reversed Haploa Moth

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 9

Rory Williams

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

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

Jul 9

Scott Swengel

Location: Pine Island Wildlife Area
Columbia County

28th straight year of surveying Regal Fritillary long-term monitoring sites here. 3.5 miles of transects.

Jul 9

Scott Swengel

Location: Sauk Prairie State Recreation Area
Sauk County

Grassland southeast of Rescue point 15S.

Jul 9

Kim Lawler

Location: On porch , west edge of Spring Valley
Pierce County

Hot, breezy

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 9

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My gardens and yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Very breezy hot and humid day. Also watched a hummingbird nectaring along a line of my hostas.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 9

John McCaw

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Temps in the 90s and very humid after heavy rains. Lots of activity on the gravel path from parking lot to classrooms.
A couple of these are new for me, so any correction is appreciated.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Jul 9

S Dumbleton

Location: W7524 St Rd 39 Blamchardville,wi 53516
Green County

Banded Hairstreak
sat on trouser knee for several minutes approx 10 am July 9, 2020
gardens full of common milk week in bloom...other herbs, flowers, vegetables....water features
many others regular/daily

Jul 9

Megan Giefer

Location: Beaver Creek Reserve
Eau Claire County

Zebra Swallowtail found near Beaver Creek Reserve.

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

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

Jul 10

D Nussbaum

Location: Brillion Marsh and Nature Center
Calumet County

More clouds than sun and windy this morning. Most of the Gorgones were very fresh.

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Monarch

Monarch

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

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

Jul 10

Jessica Gorzo

Location: Paul's grandparents' yard, west Green Bay
Brown County

Jul 10

Carol Polacek

Location: Boulder Junction, just north of the Northern Highland State Forest
Vilas County

Saw several beautiful Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) in my garden this week which has daylily, salvia, wild hawkweed and wild daisies.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 10

Rory Williams

Location: Winnebago County Park
Winnebago County

Incidental while looking for bumble bees, I did find three species of bumbles. First time for a Gorgone at this site.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 10

John McCaw

Location: WE Energies Grassland (Nojoshing Trail)
Milwaukee County

80 degrees and sunny. Route includes a section of the adjacent Cousins Center. The American Lady was rather worn, and a Monarch kept chasing it away from whatever clover it landed on.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 10

Judith Huf

Location: Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
Milwaukee County

85 degrees and partly sunny. 2-3:30pm And a Eusarca confusaria moth.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Eusarca confusaria moth

Eusarca confusaria moth

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jul 10

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower and milkweed garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Windy, 80 degree morning. Monarchs were very active this morning, circling each other and the garden area.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 10

Terry Mortier

Location: Three Lakes WPA
St. Croix County

Sunny moderate wind

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

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

Jul 10

Eric Dreczko

Location: My Home Garden
Sawyer County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 10

Pam Campbell

Location: Red Cedar Trail, south of Irvington
Dunn County

Sunny, much less humid than past week. All seen while birding before 9:30am. No Monarchs but there were a few 1st instar caterpillars on trailside milkweed.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 10

Ruth Smith

Location: Rettenmund Prairie State Natural Area ...
Dane County

Sunny and windy. Lots of bee balm and coreopsis in bloom. A little bit of everything. Butterflies were especially dense in the first 50 yards from the parking lot going up the hill.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 10

Pamela Skaar

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

This is the first time I have observed Monarchs mating in my neighborhood. The female was flying up to tree with the male attached.

Jul 10

Cynthia Bridge

Location: Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie SNA
Dane County

1552-1733 Walked upper, lower and south trails. Sunny, windy pleasant. Some fritillaries went unidentified.

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 10

Marcie O'Connor, Mike Reese

Location: Gilmanton NABA count
Buffalo County

We also saw one unidentified Duskywing.

Jul 10

Dave Ludwig

Location: Fall Creek
Eau Claire County

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 10

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

We surveyed 14 of our Regal Fritillary and Gray Copper long-term monitoring units (each surveyed 21-24 different years). About 9.5 miles walking in the grassland. We saw 62 male and 1 female Regal Fritillaries.

Jul 10

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: Day Lake Area NW of Clam Lake
Ashland County

Bog on the SW side of County Road M between Day Lake Boat Landing Road and County Road GG.

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Jul 10

Joe Meyer

Location: Meyer Property adjacent to Schoofs Preserve (OWLT)
Washington County

In my prairie

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

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

Jul 11

Pam Campbell

Location: Lambs Creek
Dunn County

At Lambs Creek wetland on County F

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Jul 11

Pamela Skaar

Location: Lab of Hygiene, 2601 Agriculture Dr, Madison
Dane County

14:09 - 14:43, 0.3 miles. All the common Wood Nymphs were dark with no yellow on the front wing.

Jul 11

Ricki Bishop

Location: Ithaca, WI
Richland County

On Milkweed in wetland area with Monarch.Baltimore Checkerspot. Euphydras Phaeton

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Monarch

Monarch

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

Jul 11

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Sauk Prairie Rec Area
Sauk County

Sunny looking for Tiger Beetles so butterflies solely along the road.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Jul 11

D Nussbaum

Location: Badger Dr., Beechnut Ln. and 28th Ct.
Waushara County

I ran into a group of Silver-spotted Skippers on Badger that were chasing each other and buzzing me. I could hear their wings when they got close to my head. Most of the Dun Skippers were on Beechnut. All three Hairstreaks were on one Swamp Milkweed at one point.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Dion Skipper, Black Dash, Mulberry Wing

Dion Skipper, Black Dash, Mulberry Wing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Edwards' Hairstreak, Acadian Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak, Acadian Hairstreak

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 11

Fred Dike

Location: Donald Park
Dane County

high 70s, sunny, slight breeze

Jul 11

Fred Dike

Location: Hwy H roadside
Iowa County

Sunny, 70's, slight breeze

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 11

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard milkweed garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Breezy less humid 75 degree late afternoon.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 11

Ann Thering

Location: My butterfly garden
Dane County

Tawny Emperors are pretty rare in my yard. 1 mated pair of Monarchs.

Jul 11

Daniel Flynn

Location: Dutch Hollow Lake
Sauk County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 11

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Good butterfly weather but a little too warm for me! The Woodcock seemed to be sunning itself on a sunny portion of the trail.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

American Woodcock

American Woodcock

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Red-spotted Purple caterpillar

Red-spotted Purple caterpillar

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 11

Marisa Lee

Location: Moquah Barrens State Natural Area
Bayfield County

In an open, sunny spot, many individuals on Liatris/blazing star flowers.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Jul 11

Daniel Flynn

Location: Dutch Hollow Lake
Sauk County

Least Skipper in tall grass, lake side.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jul 11

Judith Huf

Location: Virmond Park
Ozaukee County

about 11am-12 noon

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 11

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Midtown Commons Park-Madison
Dane County

Have not seen Pearl Crescents here for many weeks. Also saw one unidentified Skipper

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jul 11

Patricia Hankey

Location: Appleton
Outagamie County

In my backyard garden

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 11

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara River East of Williamson, Madison, WI
Dane County

1 Monarch laying eggs. 8:30 - 9:15

Jul 11

Judith Huf

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 11

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing sweet clover.

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

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

Jul 11

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Jul 12

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Necedah WL Refuge
Wood County

Sunny. Saw the first Regal Fritillary and could not get a photo, bummer. A mile away and in a different direction and 5 min later bingo another one. Only looked for butterflies from the road. Saw at least a dozen Aphrodite Fritillary on one butterfly weed clump.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

American Copper

American Copper

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Jul 12

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Noted what I believe is our first Banded Hairstreak on Moely Prairie. Also noted a pair of what I believe to be Eastern-tailed Blues mating, although one of them looks quite different than all the others I've noted in the past. Tons of Monarchs, but no American Ladies now.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

American Copper

American Copper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 12

Dave Ludwig

Location: Fall Creek
Eau Claire County

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Jul 12

Daniel Jackson

Location: Private land south of Fall Creek
Eau Claire County

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Jul 12

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Four lupine barrens along County Hwy X
Wood County

These are Karner Blue long-term monitoring units surveyed about 35 straight broods (1 site) or 50-61 different broods (other 3 sites).

Jul 12

Mary J Zaander

Location: Chief River Wildlife Area
Sawyer County

Butterfly was along Cheif River Road and seemed to be newly emerged.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

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

Jul 12

Ryan Brady

Location: My house west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Laphria janus

Laphria janus

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Jul 12

Mo Whalen

Location: Wascott, eastern
Douglas County

Dozens of duns and Great Spangled Fritillaries. A few Aphrodite. This is for 12th and 13th.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

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

Jul 12

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Prairie Haven
Buffalo County

Found in a wet meadow near our spring-fed creek. Photo was taken with a phone, so not great, but at least identifiable. It's the first one of this species I've ever seen.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 12

Tim Muehlfeld

Location: 123 N 87th Street
Milwaukee County

Two painted ladies hanging out today in my native garden

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 12

Mike Reese

Location: private land along the Embarrass River
Shawano County

Jul 12

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie Trail
Winnebago County

G Segment today. No Eyed Browns and less species than seen in the Oakridge segment where we were yesterday

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 12

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: Riley Lake State Natural Area
Price County

Drove south on Forest Road 137 (Riley Lake Road) to its intersection with Forest Road 136 (Gates Lake Road). Proceeded east on FR136 until its intersection with Forest Road 505 (Hemlock Road). Turned north onto FR505 and went until intersection with Hwy 70. Coral Hairstreak was located near the intersection of ATV trail on FR137. Painted Lady was a caterpillar.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

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

Jul 12

Pamela Skaar

Location: Atwood Community Gardens, Madison, WI
Dane County

9:50 - 10:50, 1.2 miles

Jul 12

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Latham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

80 deg., nice breeze that almost felt cool at times and mostly sunny. Tremendous day for monarchs. Prairies in full bloom.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 12

John McCaw

Location: Lakeshore State Park
Milwaukee County

Sunny, temps in low 80s

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 12

Ruth Smith

Location: Lulu Lake Preserve
Walworth County

Jul 12

John McCaw

Location: Riverside Park / Urban Ecology Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny, temps in low 80s, not too humid

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 12

Fred Dike

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

70s, mostly sunny, slight breeze

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 12

Cynthia Bridge

Location: UW Arboretum Grady Tract/Green Prairie
Dane County

1730-1920, Partly Sun, light wind. Blazing star just starting to open. Two orchid species, small green browning and on the end of its bloom.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 12

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glenwood City, Wisconsin
St. Croix County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 12

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

West on Griffith Avenue from its intersection with 130th Street South. We also photographed a female Plains Emerald that was hunting over the Prairie Chicken Meadow.

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 12

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Breezy 78 degree day.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 12

William Mueller

Location: home, backyard at 1242 S 45th St, West Milwaukee, WI 53214
Milwaukee County

Jul 12

D Nussbaum

Location: Island Road
Outagamie County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Jul 12

Mary Roen

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

This butterfly was along a hiking trail in the prairie along side of a woods. Sunny day in the 70s with a light wind.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 12

L Breecher

Location: Richfield, WI
Washington County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 13

David Wittrock

Location: Powell Marsh
Vilas County

These were found feeding on the common milkweed on the path along the large holding pond near the road in Powell NW.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Long Dash

Long Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

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

Jul 13

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 13

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Yahara River Trail in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny 70 degree morning.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 13

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Sandhill WR
Wood County

Sunny. Only drove the road as deer flies were abundant.

Black Dash

Black Dash

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Black Dash

Black Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 13

Fred Dike

Location: Fish Camp County Park area
Dane County

mostly sunny, 70s, slight breeze

Jul 13

Rory Williams

Location: Just south of Z and Country Club
Winnebago County

Incidental while gardening.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 13

Jessica Gorzo

Location: Paul's grandparents' yard, west Green Bay
Brown County

Jul 13

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Late afternoon walk around the northern prairie loops. Three tandem pairs of Monarchs. Recently-emerged Eastern Pondhawk dragonflies everywhere.

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk

Painted Lady, Purple Martin

Painted Lady, Purple Martin

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 14

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc to Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Jul 14

Patricia Hankey

Location: Appleton
Outagamie County

Short stop by my cone flower, then off again!

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Jul 14

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie Trail SNA
Winnebago County

Some of the Gorgone were very small.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 14

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Amundson Park Trail in Stoughton
Dane County

Overcast 70 degree morning

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 14

Daniel Jackson

Location: Stoddard Sand Prairie on Prairie Dr.
Vernon County

Jul 14

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens, Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Jul 15

Gail Borchers

Location: Middleton, WI - Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Dane County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 15

Pamela Skaar

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

12:30 - 13:07. Silver-spotted Skipper may be undercounted.

Jul 15

Pamela Hoyland

Location: Swartz farm Chip/Dunn cty line, hwy A
Chippewa County

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 15

Eric Dreczko

Location: My yard
Sawyer County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 15

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 16

Northern Kettle Moraine NABA Count

Location: Within a 15-mile circle centered on Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest.
Fond du Lac County

This was the 24th annual NABA Count at Northern Kettle Moraine. On a sunny day 7 observers in 4 parties used binoculars to identify 519 butterflies of 37 species. We put in 16 1/2 hours of observing. The Variegated Fritillary was new to the count. Thanks to the counters, Douglas Buege, Skye Hamsberger, Fred Dike, Karl and Dorothy Legler, Dave Hogg and Mike Reese. (Photo of Long Dash by Fred Dike.)

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

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

Jul 16

Ruth Smith

Location: UW Arboretum
Dane County

Curtis Prairie closed. Walked to Teal Pond and back and then looked at wildflowers by the Visitor center parking lot

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 16

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Midtown Commons Park-Madison
Dane County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Jul 16

Rory Williams

Location: Loop the Lake Trail
Winnebago County

Doing a bumblebee count but saw a few butterflies. Saw five different kinds of bumblebees in about an eight yard patch of monarda where we parked our cars

Jul 16

Mary King

Location: Maple Ridge rd, Lake Geneva
Walworth County

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Jul 16

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Sunny 80 degree afternoon. Many wildflowers blooming, including clover, cone flowers, bee balm, compass flowers and Joe-pye weed.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 16

Steve Kinyon

Location: Bike Trail, near US Silica sand operation
Outagamie County

Newly converted 39 acre nature area, planted with milkweed and other local flowering plants.

9 to 10:30 am.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 16

Mary Roen

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

I saw this butterfly at the edge of the woods in our backyard.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 16

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

Low 70s, sunny and nearly perfect. All while birding before noon.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Black Dash

Black Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 17

Steve Kinyon

Location: Granddad Bluff
La Crosse County

2 to 3 pm, right at the lookout, near tops of Juniper trees

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jul 17

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My yard and garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Partly sunny 85 degree afternoon

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 17

Pamela Skaar

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

sunny and clear. 8:45 - 9:45, 1.1 mile, 79-82, calm to S wind 1 mph. Silver-spotted skippers did not appear until the end of my walk when the temperature was over 80 F. Black Swallowtail near the lakeshore.

Jul 17

Dan Abel

Location: Greenville,chesapeake court backyard.
Outagamie County

11:00 warm and sunny.

Jul 17

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Our small backyard in the city of Lake Mills
Jefferson County

high 80's, sunny

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 17

John McCaw

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

Sunny, temps in 80s. Other sightings include a Hummingbird Moth and Eastern Amberwing dragonflies.

Jul 17

Judith Huf

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Brief visit about 10am

Virginia Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Jul 17

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening

Jul 17

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Large field on Homer Road--Fennimore Township
Grant County

Mostly sunny with a temperature in mid-80's with a slight breeze-- Monarchs were busy feeding mostly on red clover with one pair mating a long a tree line that I often see Monarch's near; Great Spangled Fritillary were throughout the field and Pearl Crescent were everywhere and feeding on numerous flowers and also up to 15 were on what was decided was coyote scat with lots of deer hair in it.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 17

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Prairie Moraine Co. Park
Dane County

At least 12 butterflies (N. Pearly-Eye, Red Admirals, & 1 ?-Mark) contesting a sap leak in burl of very large Bur Oak at the limit of my 7 yr old MP3 player camera.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 17

Kari Davis

Location: Cottage Grove, Wi
Dane County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 17

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Milwaukee County Sports Complex
Milwaukee County

3-430pm, field to the west of the parking lot. Tiger Swallowtail was a black form.

Jul 17

Dave Hogg

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

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 17

Eileen Scharenbroch

Location: Kohler-Andre State Park
Sheboygan County

There were many milkweed plants growing in the dunes on Lake Michigan. The Monarchs were everywhere!

Jul 17

Eileen Scharenbroch

Location: Hwy M North of Newburg
Washington County

Many Monarchs enjoying the cone flowers and milkweed plants.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 17

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jul 17

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Hot morning, sunny, light wind. A lot of quick stops on Curry rd. N. refuge rd. Reed Lake rd. and on Pete P.O. rd to Co. HWY F. Lots of hairstreaks on butterfly weed.

Edwards' Hairstreak, Coral Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak, Coral Hairstreak

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Monarch, Coral Hairstreak

Monarch, Coral Hairstreak

White Admiral

White Admiral

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jul 17

Terry Mortier

Location: Numerous roadside stops around Moose Junction.
Douglas County

Hot Muggy day. Light wind.

Atlantis Fritillary, Great Spangled Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary, Great Spangled Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 17

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit
Fond du Lac County

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 17

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog Northeast of Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

On July 5 our Bog Copper count here was 47.

Jul 17

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Lake Superior coastal bogs
Bayfield County

Most years Bog Coppers would still be pre-peak here on this date, but they are past peak in 2020. The two Port Wing bogs had a combined 67% as many Bog Copper sightings as on our July 4 survey, Bark Bay had 44% as many as on July 3, and we saw zero today at Lost Creek Bog, compared to 16 on July 4.

Jul 18

Richard André Rivard

Location: Erin Prairie Township, St. Croix County, Wisconsin
St. Croix County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 18

Ruth Smith

Location: Moely Prairie
Sauk County

A very hot day, around 90F, light winds There were a lot of pearl crescents enjoying the black-eyed Susans, as well as some silvery checkerspots. You may be tempted to wander off trail to chase some butterflies at this little jewel of a prairie. Resist the temptation, because there is a lot of poison ivy around!

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

American Copper

American Copper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 18

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

85 degrees and very humid day. Fun sighting for today was when a Monarch greeted me at the back door, flew overhead, then landed on a nearby wind chime.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 18

Grant Stevens

Location: Little Spider Lake
Sawyer County

I spotted a banded hairstreak (Satyrium calanus) and a once-married underwing moth (Catocala unijuga)

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Once-married Underwing (moth)

Once-married Underwing (moth)

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

Jul 18

Thomas Schultz

Location: Home on Honeysuckle Lane
Green Lake County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 18

Norah Fox

Location: My garden, Near Warner Park, Madison
Dane County

Variegated fritillary caterpillar

Variegated Fritillary caterpillar

Variegated Fritillary caterpillar

Jul 18

Mary Muschinski

Location: Town of Norway
Racine County

Saw a Red-spotted Purple flying near and landing on our sliding glass door that faces west. This was around 4:00 pm. It was also landing on the leaves on the tree close to the house. We have a pond close to our house and a woods.

Jul 18

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: UW Arboretum - Grady Tract
Dane County

Holcocephala sp.

Holcocephala sp.

Sullivant's Milkweed

Sullivant's Milkweed

Jul 19

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Froemming Park
Milwaukee County

Jul 19

Richard Armstrong

Location: Schoenberg Marsh
Columbia County

I photographed this butterfly on July 19, 2020 at Schoenberg Marsh in Columbia County.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 19

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Fish Lake Wildlife Area
Burnett County

The Karner Blue sighting rate was high--200/hour, but we have often seen >300 per hour at this great site. We saw 39 Karner Blue males, 28 females, and 1 of unknown gender. On our highest counts here we get 75+% males, so this count is probably past the peak.

Jul 19

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and Cty N
Waushara County

Incidental while removing invasive plants. The unique fly came to help us eat lunch and used the cooler top to display

fly sp.

fly sp.

Jul 19

Rory Williams

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

This area has been cut to provide additional Karner Blue habitat. Though the "new" area is not prime Karner territory yet, the "old" area is flush with Karner's right now

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 19

D Nussbaum

Location: Badger Dr. and Beechnut Ln.
Waushara County

Checked a couple of spots while visiting Evergreen Campground. Very few butterflies here compared to last week.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 19

Dave Hogg

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

Jul 19

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: IAT Jct. Area, S. of CTH PD
Dane County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 19

Mark Pressprich

Location: 2074 Nancy Ln, Stoughton
Dane County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 19

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Danbury Wildlife Area
Burnett County

This is the northernmost site where we survey Karner Blues.

Jul 19

Ryan Brady

Location: My house west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Despite good weather, numbers down from last couple weeks. Monarchs showing well now with fresh adults and good number of caterpillars on common, swamp, and butterfly milkweeds.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 19

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Breezy 75 degree and less humid afternoon.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 19

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: UW Arboretum Grady Tract
Dane County

83 deg., overcast, then sunny, nice breeze. Two unidentified Fritillaries. Unfortunately the Greene Prairie trail was closed.

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 19

Dave Pausch

Location: Rolling Meadows neighborhood/East Madison
Dane County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 19

Mo Whalen

Location: Wascott, eastern
Douglas County

Hot, breezy. Both Banded Hairstreaks were very faint and miles apart so not same individual.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jul 19

Terry Mortier

Location: Buffalo SkullTract, Standing Cedars SNA
Polk County

Sunny, windy, late afternoon the day after a wind storm with heavy rains and hail.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Question Mark

Question Mark

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 20

Mike Reese

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
Dane County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Holcocephala calva

Holcocephala calva

Leaf-footed Bug eggs and newly emerged young

Leaf-footed Bug eggs and newly emerged young

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 20

Tris Kopacz

Location: Oshkosh backyard
Winnebago County

Feeding on Veronica plant in my backyard.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 20

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

70 degree partly sunny morning

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 20

Ann Thering

Location: My butterfly garden
Dane County

Jul 20

Jennifer Ambrose

Location: Nojoshing Trail
Milwaukee County

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Jul 20

D Nussbaum

Location: Island Road
Outagamie County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 20

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Brooklyn SWA
Dane County

Lots of black flies and mosquitos, too!

Jul 20

John McCaw

Location: Nojoshing Trail (We Energies Grassland)
Milwaukee County

Sunny, temps in low eighties.

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 20

Sara Meredith

Location: Northside Madison
Dane County

Sitting in my yard

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 20

Chuck Stebelton

Location: Warnimont Park, Cudahy
Milwaukee County

Sighted in large, west meadow adjacent to Oak Leaf Trail, opposite Bank Swallow bluffs.

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Jul 20

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

I walked the prairie and clubhouse loopsin mid-to-late afternoon. Overcast and cool. The majority of the butterflies were on the east prairie trail. No tandem pairs; one caterpillar. Also seen - Virginia Ctenucha moths pretending to be butterflies, a robber fly, and a Bumblebee/Snowberry Clearwing moth at rest.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Snowberrry Clearwing

Snowberrry Clearwing

Laphria canis complex (robber fly)

Laphria canis complex (robber fly)

Virginia Ctenucha

Virginia Ctenucha

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 20

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

I couldn't believe the amount of Pearl Crescents I saw on the prairie today. They are having a good year for sure.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

American Copper

American Copper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 20

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Butterflies seen while working pulling invasive weeds near Lake Michigan.

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 20

Gail Borchers

Location: Table Bluff Segment, IAT, Cross Plains, WI
Dane County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 20

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
Dane County

Wet Prairie Trail & roadside back to car at Jct. CTH F & Pleasant Valley Rd.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 20

Joan Vennie

Location: Schoeneberg March
Columbia County

Jul 20

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Lake Kegonsa State Park
Dane County

Mild, partly cloudy, light breeze. Sightings at the wooded trail designated for walking leashed dogs.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

★ = New county photo record

Jul 21

Ruth Smith

Location: Ice Age Reserve, Old Sauk Pass Rd, Cross Plains
Dane County

High 70s, light wind.

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 21

Susan Conrardy

Location: Suburban Home, De Pere WI
Brown County

Have been enjoying up to four monarchs flitting between my milkweed and cone flowers for about 3 weeks.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 21

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while doing some early morning gardening

Jul 21

Stan Rehm

Location: Badger Prairie County Park, Verona
Dane County

Very battered butterfly, nectaring on Monarda on open prairie far from nearest woods.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 21

Mike Reese

Location: Albany Sand Prairie and Oak Savanna SNA
Green County

I was photographing a female robber fly when she caught a mosquito (that was probably filled with my blood!) and then a male mated with her.

Cerotainia albipilosa

Cerotainia albipilosa

Jul 21

Esther Portnoy

Location: Neighborhood House Nature Center - Neosho
Dodge County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 21

Joan Vennie

Location: Badger Prairie
Dane County

Jul 21

Jackie Urman

Location: Private residence 1090th Street River Falls
Pierce County

On my deck 2x today, no picture taken

Jul 21

Fred Dike

Location: Mud Lake area
Columbia County

Sunny, 70s, slight breeze

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 21

Joe Meudt

Location: town of Dodgeville
Iowa County

This is a small butterfly, maybe an inch wide, in our prairie.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 22

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Park Place Neighborhood, Madison
Dane County

11:45 -12:45. 1.1 mile. The water in the lake and river are quite high. The Black Swallowtails were patrolling territory along the shoreline. I wonder if this is a bit like hilltopping behavior since there is usually an on shore wind that might bring butterflies their way.

Jul 22

Tina Carpenter

Location: Taylor Street, Cottage Grove
Dane County

First time seeing this butterfly.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 22

Esther Portnoy

Location: Neighborhood house nature center - neosho
Dodge County

Completely missing lower left wing

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 22

Cathy Olyphant

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

These little guys are all over our cement pad and also on the asphalt of 250th St. They all are reluctant to fly.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jul 22

Judith Huf

Location: No Joshing Trails, St. Francis
Milwaukee County

Warm and cloudy early with sun coming out later

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Jul 22

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Madison, westside garden
Dane County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 22

Kathi Johnson Rock

Location: City of Madison, west side
Dane County

We have many plantings for butterflies and hummingbirds at our home. Red-spotted Purple (first for this season) was seen nectaring at flowers.

Jul 22

Rory Williams

Location: Lasley Point Archeological Site
Winnebago County

A site that I use for birdwatching in the spring, turned out to be great for insects. Besides the butterflies noted, I saw two hairstreaks up in the top of the oaks, eight clear winged sphinx moths, six different species of bumblebees and I am 95% sure that I saw a Cloudless Sulfur. Well acquainted with this species from my years in TN. It could have been one of the other larger exotic (for WI) sulfurs.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Jul 22

Ruth Smith

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

American Lady

American Lady

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

American Copper

American Copper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 22

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Breezy sunny 75 degree day

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 22

Susan Tatreaux

Location: Thiensville - 300 block of Main St
Ozaukee County

Liked my zinnias enough to not care that I got pretty close.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 22

Dave Hogg

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

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 22

Cathy Vanheest

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

He let me get quite close with the camera!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 22

Dave Hogg

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 22

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County

Butterfly bonanza this afternoon, wow! It might have been my best day ever in Milwaukee county. 245-545pm, partly sunny, hot and humid.

Jul 22

Patrick Ready

Location: Avoca. Hay Rd., north of Hwy 80.
Iowa County

Parked in main lot and walked road back toward 80. A few roadside flowers and mud attracting butterflies. Manure spread in field attracted lots of Clouded Sulphurs. Note: bridge is out south of Lone Rock. Detour takes you thru Muscoda.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue, 'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue, 'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 22

Patrick Ready

Location: Avoca Prairie road
Iowa County

Parked and walked the road a short stretch. Limited time. So many Pearl Crescents puddling!

Jul 22

Blake Porter

Location: Near Brown Deer Park
Milwaukee County

This butterfly got some good nectar even as the local Monarchs harassed him/her.
Unique from Monarchs, the wings almost constantly jittering.
Awesome.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 22

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park
Dane County

Sunny

Jul 22

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: UW Arb - Greene Prairie & trail along W. rdge of W. Knoll
Dane County

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jul 22

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Potosi to Cassville
Grant County

About 80 degrees. Sunny. 16 species. Peck's Skipper is tiny!

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 22

John McCaw

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sunny, temps in 80s.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 22

Thomas Myers

Location: Lake Geneva - Geneva Manor
Walworth County

At the lake shore near the path.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 23

Dan Abel

Location: technology circle drive industrial park rain garden Appleton
Outagamie County

3:00 warm and mostly sunny

Jul 23

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Four bogs and their roadsides
Douglas County

We surveyed the 4 bogs where we have seen Purplish Fritillaries within the past 12 years: Bear Lake, North Bear, Lyman Lake, and Milchesky Road 1.15. The coppers were way past peak, when in most years this date remains main flight. In the last 22 or so years that we have monitored Purplish Fritillaries about twice per flight, the 7 years with the lowest counts were 2013 through 2019. During 2018 and 2019 we surveyed twice during the normal flight period and found a combined 1 Purplish Fritillary in two years. Atlantis Fritillary counts are higher on a broad front this year than during the very low years 2018-2019.

Jul 23

Fred Dike

Location: UW Arboretum Grady Tract
Dane County

ptly sunny, 70s, slight breeze

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 23

Brenda Dittrich

Location: West Marshland
Burnett County

On our family private property.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 23

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Best variety we've ever had in our little back yard.

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 23

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Mud Lake Wildlife Area
Columbia County

Rain stopped, clouds parted and sun shone to call forth and reveal Broad-winged Skippers.

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 23

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My milkweed garden in Stoughton
Dane County

80 degree sunny day

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 23

Cathy Olyphant

Location: 26 250th St
St. Croix County

flitting about new gravel in our driveway.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jul 23

Megan Giefer

Location: 10 Miles east of Beaver Creek Reserve
Eau Claire County

Jul 23

Ryan Brady

Location: My house west of Washburn
Bayfield County

First Least and Dion Skippers of the year for me.

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Jul 23

Cathy Olyphant

Location: 250th St just north of County Line Road
St. Croix County

70 degrees, partly cloudy, calm.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Jul 23

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie Trail SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing sweet clover from the site. Odd to have this many spring azure in the prairie, but then again, we had a green heron supervising today

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Jul 23

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

Just a short visit. My FOY Common Buckeye was a nice surprise.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 23

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 23

Patrick Ready

Location: Brigham County Park, Blue Mounds
Dane County

Walked the prairies areas as I was checking my bluebird trail.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

American Lady

American Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 23

Kate Redmond

Location: Spruce Lake Bog State Natural Area
Fond du Lac County

A better day for robber flies than butterflies, and some Halloween Pennants were putting on a show in the grassland. The Black Swallowtail was fabulous - I've never seen one that flew so exuberantly. She was throwing herself at the bergemot.

Promachus vertebratus

Promachus vertebratus

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 23

Patrick Ready

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Just a short walk from lot to kiosk. Mostly sunny with large clouds floating overhead. 80 degrees. Saw 2 lizards!

American Lady

American Lady

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 23

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Madison - backyard
Dane County

Dark form of Eastern Tiger Swallowtail female

Jul 23

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In the fields and milkweed plot by our cabin in Winter
Sawyer County

Sunny, 70 degree day.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 23

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Grasslands northwest of Clam Lake
Bayfield County

Common Branded Skippers were in main flight and ahead of the average schedule, closer to peak than in most years at this date. The usual wide assortment of other skippers was reduced because of the advanced phenology for this date.

Jul 23

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Caroline Lake Bog roadsides
Iron County

Two long-term copper monitoring roadsides that are often good for Dorcas Coppers.

Jul 23

Terri Sgarlata

Location: Oconomowoc, WI - by backyard
Waukesha County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 24

April Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Newburg
Ozaukee County

Two Emperors, three commas, a Red Admiral, and lots of Northern Pearly-eyes were attracted to the sap on one small tree.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Monarch

Monarch

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Lady

American Lady

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 24

Daniel Flynn

Location: dutch hollow lake
Sauk County

sunny 80 deg, by lake's edge

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 24

Jym Mooney

Location: Nojoshing Trails, St. Francis
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 24

John Matol

Location: Perrot State Park
Trempealeau County

Sitting on tree.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 24

Judith Huf

Location: Urban Ecology Center Riverside
Milwaukee County

9:30-10:30 am Sunny and mild.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 24

Julie Frey

Location: Johnson Creek,WI
Jefferson County

Sighted on my property in my Zinnia garden. Location: County Road N Johnson Creek (Milford-Grellton).

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 24

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center Heron Pond and surrounding grasslands.
Ozaukee County

Warm and sunny - great for butterflies and super for dragonflies - the pond was hopping.

Black Saddlebags

Black Saddlebags

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Monarch

Monarch

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 24

Patrick Ready

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Hiked the trails west and back around to east. Sunny, 80. Still lots of Pearl Crescents

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 24

Carol Zimmerman

Location: Farm along Sugar River near Paoli
Dane County

Would sit on the mens caps.

Jul 24

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park
Dane County

sunny, slight breeze

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 24

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Spring Green Preserve SNA - E. Tract
Sauk County

Regal seen along trail in E. area of prairie just before the trail crosses the old N-S fence line (now fence less) with scattered shrubs/small trees.
Most NBD & CRS just beyond this fence line; all above (in fact, almost all butterflies) nectaring on abundant Hoary Vervain.

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 24

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Nojoshing Trail, St. Francis
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Jul 24

April Stanke

Location: Fellenz Woods in West Bend
Washington County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Viceroy

Viceroy

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 24

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Along our trails and in our milkweed plot in Winter
Sawyer County

Milkweed in full bloom with many monarchs, bees, and other butterflies nectaring. Sunny and 80 degrees.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Mustard White

Mustard White

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 24

Kris Perlberg

Location: Lake Kegonsa State Park
Dane County

Nectaring along the park road on wild bergamot.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 25

Kathleen Emery

Location: North end of University Ridge golfcourse, Verona Wi
Dane County

Spotted on some Agastache, black form female.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 25

Pat Fojut

Location: Whitnall Park, Hales Corners
Milwaukee County

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

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

Jul 25

Terri Sgarlata

Location: Oconomowoc, WI - my backyard
Waukesha County

Female Tiger Swallowtail in black dimorphic color.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 25

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Heights County Park, Madison
Dane County

Walked 2 miles in the wooded part from 8:10 - 9:10. 75 - 78 F, wind SSW 6 - 9 mph.

Jul 25

Pamela Skaar

Location: east of Black Earth along Kahl Road
Dane County

Took a shot at finding Juniper Hairstreaks from 11:24 - 12:20 in a couple spots. 81 -83 F, SSW wind 9 mph.

Jul 25

Andrew Tomalak

Location: Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

9:00am this morning

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 25

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Fields and milkweed plot by our cabin in Winter
Sawyer County

Sunny, humid, 85 degree day.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 25

Rory Williams

Location: Mascoutin Trail
Fond du Lac County

A butterfly trip on a bike. Some of the broad-winged skippers are showing quite a distinct bar on the underside, maybe newly emerged??

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 25

Mike Reese

Location: Tiedeman"s Pond
Dane County

Jul 25

Mary Jaekels

Location: Town of Lessor; Hill and Hofa Park Roads
Shawano County

He was fluttering about my soon to be shade garden next to my house around 9:30 a.m. and he seemed to enjoy the colorful rug I kneel on when weeding.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 25

Ryan Brady

Location: Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Bayfield County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 25

Susan Freiss

Location: Madison East Side
Dane County

tasting the hummingbird sugar water!

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 25

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Cambridge Wildlife Area and Fishing Pond
Jefferson County

mid 80's, no breeze, sunny. Nice native prairie plants around the pond but lots of Queen Anne's Lace and willows trying to take over. Good variety of dragonflies. Saw three Hummingbird Clearwings.

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 26

Greg Ongie

Location: Kettle Moraine SF -- Lapham Peak Unit
Waukesha County

Giant swallowtail spotted in prairie area southwest of butterfly garden.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 26

Mike Reese

Location: Nakoma neighborhood, Madison
Dane County

Jul 26

Dustin Bjustrom

Location: Backyard Hartland
Waukesha County

Jul 26

Ruth Smith

Location: Ice Age Trail, Old Sauk Pass, Cross Plains
Dane County

Very hot day!

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 26

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Warnimont Park, Cudahy
Milwaukee County

It was a hot day in the upper 80s and barely a breeze. A small patch of Warnimont had more Cabbage Whites than I've ever seen in one spot. It was amazing to witness. I'm sure I've underestimated the numbers.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 26

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing sweet clover

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 26

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake District Preserve, County A in Oakland east of Lake Ripley.
Jefferson County

88 deg., full sun, humid, very intermittent light breeze. One of our favorite local butterfly walking areas. Also a good variety of dragonflies.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 26

Blake Porter

Location: Browndeer Park area
Milwaukee County

Pretty cool to see.

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Jul 26

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA - Southwet Dike Trail
Burnett County

I just walked north about 150' from County Rd O on Southwest Dike Trail. The high heat and humidity brought the Deer Flies out in force again after a little reprieve last week. This is probably one of my favorite butterflying spots. If you can find a still blooming Butterfly Milkweed it will be full of Hairstreaks but hard to tell what kind this time of year as they're so worn.

Jul 26

Kyle Schumacher

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

White Admiral

White Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jul 26

Mike Reese

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

All Fiery Skippers were male. My first of the year.

Jul 26

John McCaw

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

Sunny, temps in high 80s and low 90s. Very humid. 11:30 am - 12:10 pm. We walked the unrestricted sections around the building.

Jul 26

Dave Hogg

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

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 26

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Very humid 90 degree afternoon.

Jul 26

John McCaw

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny, temps in high 80s. Very humid. 10:00-11:15 am.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 26

Dawn Umhoefer

Location: Menomonee Falls
Waukesha County

Our butterfly garden

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 26

Cynthia Bridge

Location: Eckern Rd. City Point, WI
Jackson County

44.333377, -90.376396. 1400-1430. Partly cloudy. Hot. High 80s, looking for ghost tiger beetles but did not find any.

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Amberwing

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 26

Cynthia Bridge

Location: Ellis Rd., City Point, WI
Jackson County

Mixed sun and clouds, high 80s, Club Spur Orchid in the ditches. Have seen a single Grass Pink Orchid in this area in past years. Two smaller fritillaries were not identified.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 26

Cynthia Bridge

Location: Meadow Valley Barrens SNA
Juneau County

High 80s Partly sun changing to overcast with storm moving in. 1600-1645

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

American Copper

American Copper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

★ = New county photo record

Jul 27

Darci Strutt

Location: Village of North Hudson
St. Croix County

Photo was taken in my front yard. The butterfly was drinking from a Stachys' bloom.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 27

Dave Hogg

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

Jul 27

Cynthia Bridge

Location: Spring Green Preserve East
Sauk County

Sun, breezy, low 80s. Walked trail to the woods before the ascent to bluff and back to parking lot. Blue Grosbeak singing near parking lot. Spotted single Virginia Big-headed Tiger Beetle about 1745 eating prey in the trail. 1545-1845

American Lady

American Lady

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

American Lady

American Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 27

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Yellowstone Lake State Park and Wildlife Area
Lafayette County

About 80 degrees and sunny. Somewhat windy. 18 species. The unusual sighting was an anomalous Crescent which is presumably a mutation. Photos below.
One of the anglewings distracted by puddling was taken by a fast, low-flying bird.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent (aberrant)

Pearl Crescent (aberrant)

Pearl Crescent (aberrant)

Pearl Crescent (aberrant)

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 27

April Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Viceroy

Viceroy

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Question Mark

Question Mark

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 27

D Nussbaum

Location: Buena Vista Area
Portage County

Windy. 7:55 to 12:30. Hoping to see Regal Frits, Western Meadowlarks, Upland Sandpipers and G. Prairie Chickens but struck out on most. I try to come here after a rain but the roads were bone dry. Somehow yesterday's rains missed this place. Birds and butterflies were both disappointing. Checked locations along: Lake, Townline, Buena Vista, 130th, Maple, Washington, 110th, Griffith and Swamp Roads.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

White Admiral

White Admiral

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 27

Ruth Smith

Location: Sandhill State Natural Area
Wood County

Breezy day. Temp. around 80F

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak, Acadian Hairstreak, Black Dash

Coral Hairstreak, Acadian Hairstreak, Black Dash

Coral Hairstreak, Acadian Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak, Acadian Hairstreak

Black Dash

Black Dash

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Black Dash

Black Dash

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Coral Hairstreak, Acadian Hairstreak, Black Dash

Coral Hairstreak, Acadian Hairstreak, Black Dash

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 27

Curt Dahl

Location: Deerfield
Dane County

Was seen in my backyard

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 27

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

We saw at least one member of six of the species in the damp gravel of the parking lot.

Jul 27

Greg Ongie

Location: Kettle Moraine SF -- Lapham Peak Unit
Waukesha County

In prairie just north of butterfly garden

Jul 27

Chris Rademacher

Location: my yard, northernmost edge of Calumet County
Calumet County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 27

Daniel Jackson

Location: Genoa Power Plant Boat Landing
Vernon County

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jul 27

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

One of the Monarchs which I photographed was conspicuously small compared to the others. Lots of moths today in the woods, including both Hummingbird Clearwing and Snowberry Clearwing.

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 27

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

This is the 6th time in the last 14 years that Sleepy Orange has been seen at this location.

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Jul 27

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Lots of Monarchs!

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 27

Fred Dike

Location: Avon Cemetery
Rock County

80's, mostly sunny, breezy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 27

Patrick Ready

Location: Nacedah Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

Mostly sunny. 80. Checked south end - near visitor's center and main road near Short cut. Fewer Karner Blues than my last trip. Not many flowers in bloom.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 28

April Stanke

Location: Virmond Park in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 28

Terri Sgarlata

Location: Oconomowoc, WI - my backyard
Waukesha County

Red Admiral on our gayfeather plants

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 28

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and County N
Waushara County

Incidental while camping

Jul 28

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Giant was FOY in our garden, nectaring on Monarda, coneflowers, and catnip. We are in the midst of the second wave of Monarch eclosions.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 28

Anthony Vossman

Location: Milwaukee - Cannon Park area
Milwaukee County

Single specimen sampling zinnia flowers in Milwaukee yard. Very nervous fellow, did not like posing for photos,

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 28

Bruce Grady

Location: Winsome Way. Fitchburg (our backyard)
Dane County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 28

Penny Hool

Location: Village of Fox Point
Milwaukee County

Village of Fox Point, Common Buckeye on coneflower in front yard garden. I actually saw a second one a little later, but it could have been the first one returning.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 28

Patrick Ready

Location: Ice Age Trail, Old Sauk Pass section.
Dane County

Restored prairie and ravine trail. Sunny 82 breezy. Mid-day.
I found a clearwing moth feeding on bee balm.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 28

John McCaw

Location: Nojoshing Trail (WE Energies Grassland)
Milwaukee County

Mostly sunny; some clouds. Temps in high 70s. Other sightings included a Hummingbird Clearwing moth, Halloween Pennants and other dragonflies, and a couple of Indigo Buntings.

Jul 28

Ann Thering

Location: My butterfly garden
Dane County

One mated pair of Monarchs.

Jul 28

Judith Huf

Location: County Grounds, Monarch Sanctuary
Milwaukee County

One of the Azures seemed to be laying eggs on grass; do the larva feed on grass?

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 28

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

We were disappointed because we saw no Little Yellows. We have seen them for years in this park.

Jul 28

Bob Chmieleski

Location: Bristol
Kenosha County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 28

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Breezy and sunny 85 degree day.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 28

Ruth Smith

Location: Ohlbrich Gardens
Dane County

Afternoon sun. Hot day, around 85F. Windy, but the butterflies were hanging on tight.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 28

Dave Hogg

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

Monarch

Monarch

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 28

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans
Manitowoc County

75F, sunny, light breeze. Was surprised to see a white admiral fly threw the yard. Wasn't able to catch up with it for a photo but clearly saw the wings from above being black with wide white stripes.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 28

Dan Abel

Location: Old Hwy 8 Laona
Forest County

Checking fenceline in open Hayfield area filled with milkweed.

Jul 28

Ruth Smith

Location: Tiedeman's Pond, Middleton
Dane County

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 29

Cynthia Bridge

Location: UW Arboretum, Grady Tract/Green Prairie
Dane County

1530-1720 Loop through Green Prairie

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 29

Joan Braune

Location: Madison - Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

One of the 4 Eastern Tiger Swallowtails was a black form female.

Jul 29

Cynthia Bridge

Location: Bittersweet Yard, Crestwood Neighborhood, Madison, WI
Dane County

1130-1430

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Cabbage White

Cabbage White