Butterfly sightings for August 2020

Aug 1

Ann Thering

Location: My butterfly garden
Dane County

One mated pair of Monarchs.

Aug 1

Kyle Schumacher

Location: Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area
Green County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 1

Rory Williams

Location: Mascoutin Trail - Northern Section
Green Lake County

Third giant swallowtail of the day and one REALLY worn black swallowtail that was laying eggs every chance she found

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 1

Eugene H Ostertag

Location: My yard
St. Croix County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 1

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans
Manitowoc County

70F, sunny, calm; saw both snowberry and hummingbird clearwings moths

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

American Lady

American Lady

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

★ = New county photo record

Aug 1

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: UW Arboretum - Grady Trect
Dane County

Aug 1

Barbara Figlewicz

Location: 10343N Cardinal Lane, Hayward WI 54843
Sawyer County

Our cabin is in the Chequamegon National Forest. I saw this butterfly flitting from tree to tree in the late morning of August 1, 2020. Tree cluster was birch, maple. & oak. Weather was sunny and 75 degrees.

Aug 1

Rory Williams

Location: Mascoutin Trail - North Section
Fond du Lac County

these sightings will need to be divided into three parts as the trail is in three counties

Aug 1

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park
Dane County

partly cloudy, high 70s, slight breeze

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 1

Ruth Smith

Location: Avon Ridge
Rock County

Parked on the road and walked. 78 and a light breeze
I accidentally walked into the farmer's field beside the access to Avon Ridge (which is run by the Prairie Enthusiasts). The farmer was quite nice about my accidental trespassing,and allowed me to walk on his amazing property but I will plan to be more vigilant about avoiding private property.

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Monarch

Monarch

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Viceroy

Viceroy

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Aug 1

Judith Huf

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Mild, breezy, and sunny. Also had a Punctured Tiger Beetle. And a beautiful moth that was white above and black and white checkered below that I can't yet identify.

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 1

Amanda Parrish

Location: Mount Horeb
Dane County

Private residence, surrounded by agriculture fields (corn, alfalfa, and oats)

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Aug 1

Thomas Saugen

Location: In our backyard, West Bend, WI
Washington County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 1

Abbey Celeste

Location: Verona
Dane County

Aug 1

Cathy Olyphant

Location: 10th Ave between Co Roads B and BB
St. Croix County

Spotted all these while bicycling this morning. Sunny and upper 70s.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 1

Dave Hogg

Location: Pleasant View Golf Course
Dane County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Aug 1

Cathy Olyphant

Location: Wildwood Bike Trail between Co Line Road and 10th Ave
St. Croix County

Spotted this Fritillary hiding in the shade. Sunny and upper 70s.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 1

Susie VanDeWeghe

Location: Town of Middleton
Dane County

In our yard

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 1

Mike Caplan

Location: Sturgeon Bay
Door County

Compton Tortoiseshell was enjoying some minerals from our patio gravel around 3pm. My first sighting of Nymphalis vaualbum. It visited the patio several times during the afternoon and was kind enough to pose for a few photos.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Aug 1

Pamela Skaar

Location: McCarty Youth and Conservation County Park
Dane County

10:19 - 13:07. Many large black damselflies with a white spot on the wing were gracefully flying around. I saw 3 hairstreaks in a wooded area with oaks but did could not ID. 5 of the clouded sulfurs were white

Aug 1

John McCaw

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens (unrestricted area)
Milwaukee County

Partly cloudy but mostly sunny. Temps in high 70s and low 80s.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 2

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
Dodge County

Most of the butterflies are from Old Marsh Road (13 of the Least Skippers were found here) and Main Dike Road. All of the Broad-winged and Sedge Skippers were found in Swamp Milkweed patches along the south side of Main Dike Road.

Aug 2

Rory Williams

Location: Larsen Prairie Trails SNA
Winnebago County

Blazing star are in bloom, but not many butterflies. Best find of the day was a bumblebee that is new to me. Probably just an unusual color morph

Aug 2

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Lots of big and bright Monarchs - several of which were mating. Finally saw an American Lady in awhile and recorded our very first Viceroy of the season.

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 2

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Homer Road near Fennimore
Grant County

Cloudy with temperature in mid 70's to low 80's. Fairly quiet day for seeing butterflies. Meadow Fritillary was on a Cone Flower planted in a Native Prairie restoration area.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 2

Paul Vassalotti

Location: My yard, Cross Plains, WI
Dane County

Mostly cloudy, 75 degrees, breezy.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 2

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park
Dane County

70s, mostly sunny, light breeze

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 2

Terry Mortier

Location: South of Shell lake on old HWY 63
Washburn County

Cool windy late afternoon. Checking a few scattered milkweeds on old HWY 63.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Aug 2

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

All seen in test garden

Aug 2

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Breezy partly cloudy 75 degree day

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 2

Thomas Myers

Location: Lake Geneva - Geneva Manor
Walworth County

Pulling weeds and this Skipper stopped by.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 2

Jeff Annen

Location: Mt Morris Camp and retreat center
Waushara County

Multiple sightings of Karner blues in prairie at Mt Morris camp and retreat center. 6 years of habitat work paid off today!
6016 Blackhawk ave

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aug 2

Alex Jerabek

Location: Green Bay. My backyard in city limits
Brown County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 2

Staci Marrese-Wheeler

Location: Hidden Farm Park, McFarland, WI
Dane County

Spotted this dark form female midday. On the edge of a large meadow; close to treeline.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 2

Rory Williams

Location: Mascoutin Trail - North Side
Winnebago County

Biking Trip up Mascoutin Trail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 2

Corey Olson

Location: Private land on Cherry rd
Marquette County

I saw at least 6 Monarchs but I only go close enough to photograph a couple of them

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 2

Judith Huf

Location: Lakeshore State Park
Milwaukee County

early 7:30-10 am sunny

Monarch

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Aug 2

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 3

Amanda Parrish

Location: Mounds View Grassland - Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Cold, windy and overcast

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 3

Eugene H Ostertag

Location: North Hudson
St. Croix County

In my garden.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 3

Daniel Flynn

Location: Dutch Hollow Lake
Sauk County

Seen in tall grass at the edge of the lake on an overcast day with temp in mid 60's.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 3

Mary Earll

Location: Hawks Landing Golf Course, Verona, WI
Dane County

My son works at Hawks Landing and saw this beauty in the grass along a cart path.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 3

Dan Pubanz

Location: Balsam Row Rd
Shawano County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 4

Dave Smith Sr

Location: Oak Creek
Milwaukee County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 4

David Gonzalez

Location: Iron River
Bayfield County

At our home.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Aug 4

Curt Dahl

Location: Deerfield in my backyard
Dane County

Sunny and 75 degrees

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 4

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

On a sunny pleasant afternoon, made a tour of every rain garden, flower bed, and butterfly garden. Took about 3 hours.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Clouded Sulphur, Monarch

Clouded Sulphur, Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 4

Kathleen Yurkonis

Location: Albany, WI
Green County

Image was taken at 2:57pm 8/4/2020 near our front door. We live about two and a half miles from “downtown” Albany.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 4

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Prairie area and along trails at Amundson Park in Stoughton
Dane County

Partly sunny, windy, 70 degree afternoon

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 4

Suzanne Cheadle

Location: Mount Horeb
Dane County

on white clover in our yard

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 4

Vicki Depies

Location: Backyard; Random Lake, Wis.
Sheboygan County

Two seen on one of our butterfly bushes this morning. Have seen them in past years, also.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 4

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

65 deg., sunny

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Peck's Skipper (male and female)

Peck's Skipper (male and female)

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 4

Dan Abel

Location: Fire lane road,spread-eagle Barrens ,town of commonwealth
Florence County

About 80 total Frittilaries in the open Barrens

Aug 4

Fred Dike

Location: Bark River Nature Park
Jefferson County

mostly sunny, mid 60s

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

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

Aug 4

Dyan Pasono

Location: ixonia backyard
Jefferson County

Giant Swallowtail sighting in my backyard. taking nectar from zinnias.

Aug 4

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park
Dane County

partly sunny, 70s, breezy

Aug 4

Terry Mortier

Location: Buffalo Skull Tract, Standing Cedars SNA
Polk County

Late morning, partly cloudy, cool, short walk along along rd.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 4

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Late afternoon, cool, partly cloudy. Blazing star starting to bloom.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

puddling sulphurs

puddling sulphurs

Aug 4

Terry Mortier

Location: Stops on HWY O and Stolte Rd., Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Early afternoon, partly cloudy ,cool

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 4

Amanda Parrish

Location: Mazomanie Unit, Dog Training Area
Dane County

2:00-4:15pm, warm, slightly windy, lots of mosquitos! Silver-spotted Skippers were everywhere

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

Question Mark

Question Mark

American Copper

American Copper

Aug 4

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening.

Aug 4

Paul Vassalotti

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

Late morning walk on open trails in southern portion of park. Partly sunny, 65 degrees.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 4

Amanda Parrish

Location: Walking Iron Wildlife Area
Dane County

sunny, warm day with mild wind. Lots of sulphurs and blues.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Aug 5

Fred Dike

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

70s, mostly cloudy, light breeze

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 5

Pam Walker

Location: Near Green Lake
Fond du Lac County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 5

Diane Pellowe

Location: Indian Lake Recreation Area Dog Park
Dane County

Spotted three Giant Swallowtails in an area of high purple clover

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 5

Mike Reese

Location: Sauk-Prairie Canoe Launch
Sauk County

Aug 5

Jim Kabrhel

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 5

Ann Awnee

Location: First Street, Kewaunee city
Kewaunee County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Aug 5

John McCaw

Location: Chiwaukee Prairie SNA
Kenosha County

Partly cloudy, temps in the high 70s.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 5

Mike Reese

Location: Sauk Prairie Canoe Launch
Sauk County

Looking mainly for robber flies but only found one, Protacanthus milbertii, my first of the year.

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 5

Mike Reese

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
Dane County

Aug 5

Mike Reese

Location: Gotham Jack Pine Barrens SNA
Richland County

More mosquitoes than butterflies but I for the first time I saw a Giant Swallowtail laying eggs on its Wisconsin host plant Prickly Ash.

Giant Swallowtail egg

Giant Swallowtail egg

Aug 5

Kimberly King

Location: SW Madison front yard
Dane County

On coneflowers as I was leaving for work at 9 this morning.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 5

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Cabbage Whites are out in force this week! Also my first Robber Fly I’ve captured by photo on the prairie!

Proctacanthus milbertii (robber fly)

Proctacanthus milbertii (robber fly)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 5

Fred Dike

Location: Cassel Rd Grassland
Sauk County

70s, mostly sunny, slight breeze

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 5

Ruth Smith

Location: Smith-Reiner Drumlin Prairie
Dane County

Low 70s and breezy.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Milkweed Tussock Moth caterpillar

Milkweed Tussock Moth caterpillar

Aug 5

Karen Marsh

Location: Lake Geneva
Walworth County

On our deck

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 5

Halley

Location: Lincoln Park
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 5

Rory Williams

Location: Wild Ones Flower Beds
Winnebago County

Aug 5

Rory Williams

Location: Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing invasive plants

Aug 5

Sean Rahn

Location: Meenon Township
Burnett County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 6

Maren Diamon

Location: Auroraville
Waushara County

The Giant Swallowtail is being seen daily.

Luna Moth caterpillar

Luna Moth caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 6

Brian Delfosse

Location: Mukwanago
Waukesha County

Beautiful Giant Swallowtail visited my garden today!

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 6

David Wittrock

Location: Powell Marsh NE
Vilas County

American Copper

American Copper

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

Aug 6

Patrick Ready

Location: Muralt Bluff Prairie, Prairie Enthusiast Reserve near Albany
Green County

78 mostly sunny. Walked flowering prairie areas mostly. Saw 2 female Black Eastern Swallowtails. Bonus finds were a Bush Katydid and a Yellow garden Spider with a Spotted Skipper trapped in its web.

Black and Yellow Argiope (Argiope aurantia)

Black and Yellow Argiope (Argiope aurantia)

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Katydid sp.

Katydid sp.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

★ = New county photo record

Aug 6

Karen McCulloch

Location: City of Whitewater
Walworth County

I have a large, mixed woods backyard, with open areas, too. I saw this Giant Swallowtail flitting about (unmistakable with the flashy, yellow underside) around 6pm, and when it rested on a dogwood, I took the opportunity to snap a few photos. My first sighting! I'm so honored this magnificent creature took refuge in my backyard!

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 6

Bill Fowler

Location: Somers
Kenosha County

feeding next to flowers by back door

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 6

Amanda Parrish

Location: Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie
Dane County

I didn't keep count of sulphurs or silver-spotted skippers but there were many flitting about.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 6

Judith Huf

Location: My house in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Sunny and mild. I was especially thrilled to see a Compton Tortoiseshell in my own driveway. Unfortunately most of my photos were blurry.

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Aug 6

AVOCA NABA BUTTERFLY COUNT

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Iowa County

14th Annual NABA Count. 79 degrees and sunny -- until about 2 pm when it clouded up. 6 observers from the Southern Wis. Butterfly Association found 444 individuals of 25 species. (Number of individuals was 2nd highest in more than a decade. Species about average.) The following species had record density: Silver-spotted Skipper (36), Clouded Sulphur (123), Cabbage White (25) and Monarch (58)! Two Sleepy Oranges were mating (photo Mike Reese). Thanks to counters Douglas Buege, Karl and Dorothy Legler, Mike Reese, Fred Dyke and Dave Hogg.

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 6

Amanda Parrish

Location: Spring Green Preserve State Natral Area
Sauk County

Was hot and dry, there were 2 singing Grasshopper Sparrows at the first turn in the trail after the information kiosk. One was nice enough to sing from the dead branches of a bush. Also saw a Lark Sparrow in the oaks just east of where the Grasshopper Sparrows were signing.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Grasshopper Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Aug 6

Rory Williams

Location: Kettle Moraine on Ice Age Trail
Washington County

First Compton Tortoiseshell of my life and in Washington County - quite a surprise. As were all the Giant Swallowtails and a series of pictures of a rusty patch bumblebee (yet to be confirmed)

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

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

Aug 6

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Upper 70's, sunny, calm

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 6

Ryan Brady

Location: My house west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Surprise Sachem!

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 7

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Douglas County Wildlife Area
Douglas County

Surveyed 4 spots. 10% sun, 68-74 degrees F.

Aug 7

Babette Kis

Location: Barnes Prairie
Racine County

Two common wood nymphs, by the hedgerow at the prairie.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

★ = New county photo record

Aug 7

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Grasslands northwest of Clam Lake
Bayfield County

Mostly sunny, 80 degrees F. Today we only surveyed grassland patches for Common Branded Skippers, not any roadsides. We found 22% fewer Common Branded Skippers today as on July 23 when we found 67 in the same patches (+13 on roads that day). Although we expected to find fewer today because of the advanced local phenology seen July 23, the skipper numbers held on more strongly than we thought they would.

Aug 7

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Four Bogs and their roadsides
Douglas County

25% sun, 70-77 degrees F. Surveyed the same 4 bogs and bog roadsides as on July 23 hoping to see a Purplish Fritillary: Bear Lake, North Bear, Milchesky 1.15, and Lyman Lake. In >20 years of surveying for the species 2 times a year, the last 8 years are our lowest through 8th lowest years for Purplish Fritillaries---all peak counts from years up through 2012 are higher than every year 2013-2020.

Aug 7

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens north of Ino
Bayfield County

Surveyed 3 areas along Forest Road 236 north of Ino and south of Bayfield County Hwy C. Cloudy, 78-80 degrees F. We rarely see Striped Hairstreaks on this late a date.

Aug 7

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens south of Brule
Douglas County

Surveyed 4 patches. 25% sun, 74-80 degrees F. The Wood Nymph count of 100 is exact, not an estimate.

Aug 7

Amanda Parrish

Location: Yellowstone Wildlife Area
Lafayette County

warm day, sunny and breezy, walked 5.5 miles along prairie corridor and then down into the woods and through the valley back to English Hollow Rd.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

Question Mark

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Aug 7

Mike Reese

Location: UW Arboretum - Grady Tract
Dane County

This was mostly a robber fly trip. I saw two that were new to the arboretum for me. One of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtails was a black form female.

Holcocephala calva

Holcocephala calva

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Ceratainia albiposa

Ceratainia albiposa

Band-winged Meadowhawk

Band-winged Meadowhawk

Aug 7

Richard André Rivard

Location: Erin Prairie Township, St. Croix Co. WI
St. Croix County

140th Avenue

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 7

Ruth Smith

Location: Schurch-Thompson Prairie
Iowa County

Windy and warm. There were many yellow sulphurs puddling on the driveway. This was my first visit to this huge property. I did a circle walk around the wildflowers. Met the Murrays who said they had found 6 Regal Fritillaries, but unfortunately did not got to see any...I'll be back!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Clouded/Orange Sulphur, white-form female

Clouded/Orange Sulphur, white-form female

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 7

Patrick Ready

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

Spent 1.5 hrs walking around. They decided to run sprinklers all over. Was hoping to find a Pipevine Swallowtail but failed. Snowberry Clearwing Moth was active in Beebalm. 82 mostly sunny

Viceroy

Viceroy

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Aug 7

Dave Hogg

Location: Yahara Heights Prairie
Dane County

Partridge pea but no Little Yellows today!

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Partridge Pea

Partridge Pea

Aug 7

Paul Vassalotti

Location: My yard in the Village of Cross Plains, WI.
Dane County

Mostly sunny, 78 degrees, breezy.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 7

Joan Braune

Location: Olbrich Gardens - Madison
Dane County

Aug 7

Paul Vassalotti

Location: Festge County Park, Cross Plains, WI
Dane County

Mostly sunny, 80 degrees, Breezy. 11:45 AM.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 7

Dennis Higgins

Location: Ashwaubenon back yard
Brown County

Bright sunny afternoon.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 7

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park
Dane County

Sunny

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 7

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Along the Yahara River Trail by Amundson Park in Stoughton
Dane County

Breezy sunny 80 degree afternoon.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 7

Ruth Smith

Location: Shea Prairie
Iowa County

Breezy. Hoping for a Regal Fritillary but got a lifer Meadow Fritillary instead.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 7

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Aug 7

Judith Huf

Location: Lincoln Park
Milwaukee County

Just about an hour walk on a mild sunny morning

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 7

Maggie Piekarski

Location: Columbus/ rural/ private yard
Columbia County

have never seen one before. what a treat to see such a beauty!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 7

John McCaw

Location: Washington Park (Urban Ecology Center)
Milwaukee County

Sunny, low 80s. Not many butterflies, but quite a few dragonflies such as Black Saddlebags.

Aug 8

Mary Coleman

Location: Town of Lisbon
Waukesha County

I've seen several of these in my yard, enjoying coral bell flower and echinacea nectar.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 8

Thomas J Hickey

Location: my Monarch Waystation at my home in Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 8

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: St. John's/Liberty Park in downtown Delafield
Waukesha County

86 deg., sunny

Aug 8

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Horicon NWR (Dike Rd)
Dodge County

Tiger swallowtail was a black form. Broad-winged Skippers were abundant on the milkweed patches. I stopped counting at 30, plus it was very windy and hard to watch them fly around. I also found 2 Monarch caterpillars on the swamp milkweed.

Aug 8

Jenny Loveless

Location: Wheatland in my personal garden
Kenosha County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 8

Corey Olson

Location: Private land on Cherry Rd
Marquette County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 8

Paul Vassalotti

Location: In and around my yard in the Village of Cross Plains, WI
Dane County

Low 80's, sunny and breezy.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 8

Mara Dolin

Location: Cazenovia
Richland County

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 8

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Madison - our yard
Dane County

Hackberry emperor was hanging out on our third floor window.

Aug 8

Mary Brockert

Location: Madison
Dane County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 8

Mary Coleman

Location: Town of Lisbon
Waukesha County

Two monarch caterpillars and eggs on milkweed in my garden.

Monarch caterpillar and egg

Monarch caterpillar and egg

Aug 8

Judith Huf

Location: Uihlein Park
Milwaukee County

Mild, breezy, and sunny.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 9

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida Home
Outagamie County

The Giant Swallowtail is a first sighting for me in my yard , I keep looking hopefully to get a photo. One of the Tiger swallowtails was a female in black form.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 9

Ruth Smith

Location: Barneveld Prairie
Iowa County

Cloudy and humid.
Lots of butterflies in the ravine by the stream

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 9

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Rd
Oconto County

Aug 9

Ruth Smith

Location: Schurch-Thompson Prairie
Dane County

Walked the circuit at the end of the driveway, and had good luck in the path overgrown with bee balm and other prairie plantings near the entrance
Overcast and very humid

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Question Mark

Question Mark

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 9

Dee Nordgren

Location: back garden
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Black Swallowtail caterpillar on dill

Black Swallowtail caterpillar on dill

Aug 9

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie
Winnebago County

Incidental while biking the Wiouwash Trail

Aug 9

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park
Dane County

Sunny

Aug 9

John McCaw

Location: Avoca Prairie and Savanna SNA
Iowa County

Overcast and windy at times, sunny and not so windy at times. Temps in the 70s.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 9

Mary Roen

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

These Cabbage Whites were mating in my vegetable garden.
The Silver-spotted Skipper was on my zinnias.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 9

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Hot muggy and cloudy afternoon. The blazing star is blooming.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aug 9

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

I'm not sure if the one photo is a Summer 'Spring' Azure or a well worn Eastern-tailed Blue. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 10

Mike Reese

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

spider with prey (+ some flies)

spider with prey (+ some flies)

Holcocephala calva

Holcocephala calva

Holcocephala calva

Holcocephala calva

Aug 10

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

In an aster in my yard.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 10

Mary Coleman

Location: Town of Lisbon
Waukesha County

Aug 10

Mike Helf

Location: Oshkosh from an open field near Mercy Medical Center
Winnebago County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 10

Rory Williams

Location: Neenah High School Woods
Winnebago County

The woods did not yield anything but the prairie remnant had quite a number of different species

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 10

Jay Watson

Location: End of Vista Dr. Porterfield
Marinette County

submitting for my sister, Marne who sent me the photo.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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

Aug 10

Judith Huf

Location: Three Bridges Park and Mitchell Park
Milwaukee County

warm, sunny, sumid

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 10

Ruth Smith

Location: Rettenmund Prairie, Black Earth
Dane County

Very humid

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Aug 10

Amanda Parrish

Location: Muralt Bluff Prairie SNA
Green County

The Silver-spotted Skippers must have been mating, they covered the prairie and were chasing off any other flying creatures! Several would chase each other in an upward spiral and then break apart and one would fly off to the trees on the edge of the field. The Common Wood-Nymphs were very plentiful in the grasses. (I stopped counting both the Wood-nymphs and the Silver-spotted Skippers so these are estimates)

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 10

K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

I just did a count on a place I call Butterfly Corner where James Rd meets Reed Lake Rd. I just walked a half block in both directions. Many Viceroys and White Admirals seen along the route but none at this location.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 10

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park
Dane County

Partly cloudy

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 10

Karen Grochowski

Location: residental yard, west side of Madison near Maple Prairie Park
Dane County

This is the first time I've seen this butterfly.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aug 10

Babette Kis

Location: Barnes Prairie
Racine County

Sunny, upper 80sF, 2:24 PM. Several Peck's Skippers on plants between roadside and prairie.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 11

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

At least one member of each of six species was found in the small gravel parking lot. We saw two of the species only in the parking lot.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 11

Pamela Skaar

Location: Grassy Lake/Hook Lake SNA, Stoughton, WI
Dane County

Did not make it all the way to the bog. Spent 95 minutes and walked 1.53 miles exploring the various DNR properties in the area. Question Marks were nectaring on Compass Plant.

Aug 11

Paul Vassalotti

Location: Half Way Prairie Wildlife Area, Cross Plains, WI
Dane County

Sunny, 80 degrees.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 11

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc to Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Aug 11

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens, Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

This was the first time I have ever seen clearwing moths mating in the 20+ years I have been photographing them, but to see one nectaring at the same time was amazing.

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Aug 11

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Various stops in the Lower Wisconsin Riverway.
Grant County

79 degrees, sunny, calm. Thunderstorms the night before. 19 species. Note the aberrant Eastern Tailed-Blue!

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Aug 11

Amanda Parrish

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
Dane County

most of the butterflies were in the prairie areas and the wet meadow, very few were in the oak savanna

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Aug 11

Amanda Parrish

Location: Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie SNA
Dane County

hot and clear day with little wind, lots of mating activity going on.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aug 11

John McCaw

Location: Wyalusing State Park
Grant County

Clear and sunny, temps in low 80s, very pleasant.

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtails seen include two very tattered dark forms.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 11

John McCaw

Location: Avoca NA
Iowa County

Sunny and clear, temps in the mid-80s, very pleasant. Lifers were Sleepy Orange and Hackberry Emperor.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 11

Mary Coleman

Location: Town of Lisbon
Waukesha County

This one is rather banged up, but still enjoying a coral bell flower, and sharing with a bee. ;)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 11

Fred Dike

Location: Northern Rd
Dodge County

80s, sunny, slight breeze

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 11

Fred Dike

Location: Dike Rd
Dodge County

Sunny, 80s, slight breeze

Aug 11

Judith Huf

Location: My garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Mild and sunny and about 3 pm

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 11

Fred Dike

Location: Ledge Rd
Dodge County

sunny, slight breeze, 80s

Aug 11

Dave Hogg

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

Of the 7 Monarchs seen, 3 were reared in captivity and released in the morning.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 11

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Heights wooded area, Waunakee, WI
Dane County

The birds were very active from 8:37 - 10:00 due to wet vegetation and cooler temperatures. Didn't see that many butterflies on a 1.48 mi walk.

Aug 11

Dave Hogg

Location: Yahara Heights Prairie
Dane County

Saw several “small” clouded? sulphurs, possibly little yellows, but flying too fast and erratically to positively id.

American Snout

American Snout

Monarch

Monarch

American Snout

American Snout

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 11

Rory Williams

Location: Horicon - East Side
Dodge County

Bird/Butterfly Trip. Saw a least bittern and a whooping crane with a baby! First one fledged at this location according to the park official that we reported it to. Pictures of an amber bumblebee. Plus all the butterflies

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Whooping Crane

Whooping Crane

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 12

April Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 12

Wayne Johnson

Location: in the side woods
Chippewa County

a bit battered but so huge!
I had seen one last year but not so close

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 12

Joe Krieg

Location: Crex Meadow Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Taken on a cloudy, soon to be rainy morning at Crex Meadows?

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 12

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny, breezy, 80 degree day. Butterflies on the move, not staying long enough for photos except for a pretty worn and tattered Red-spotted Purple.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 12

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Indian Lake County Park
Dane County

Plus one unknown skipper. 80 deg., sunny, calm

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 12

Joan Vennie

Location: Various country roads NW Dane Cty
Dane County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Aug 12

Fred Dike

Location: Cherokee Marsh North unit
Dane County

70s, sunny, calm

Aug 12

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park
Dane County

Sunny, calm

Aug 12

Mike Reese

Location: Rocky Run Oak Savanna
Dane County

Goldenrod Flower Moth (Schinia nundina)

Goldenrod Flower Moth (Schinia nundina)

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Holcocephala calva

Holcocephala calva

Aug 12

Paul Vassalotti

Location: My yard in Village of Cross Plains, WI
Dane County

Sunny, light breeze, 82 degrees. 3 PM.

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 12

Patrick Ready

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Not to be confused with Thompson Prairie in Dane Co. Sunny day in low 80s. Walked prairie behind the barn and across the road. Clouded Sulphur were plentiful in the clover fields. Several "white form" Clouded in the mix

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Aug 12

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening

Aug 12

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Prairie area and along trail at Amundson Park in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny 80 degree afternoon. Also saw quite a few goldfinches, a cardinal, an osprey flying from it's nest on the river, and a blue heron offshore.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 12

April Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 12

Nancy Preder

Location: St. Cloud
Fond du Lac County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 13

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

I walked the east and west prairie loops on a beatiful, late afternoon, sunny and calm. One tandem pair of monarchs. I saw one dark morph female Tiger Swallowtail and watched a male Black Swallowtail harassing her.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Black Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 13

Jill Mertens

Location: Back yard
Manitowoc County

77 degrees and calm. Sitting in an aster.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 13

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Whitewater
Jefferson County

Quick hike through a section of the Whitewater Nature Preserve. Mid-morning, sunny, warm day.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 13

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Prairie Haven
Buffalo County

outside our front door, nectaring on Hoary Vervain

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Aug 13

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida home
Outagamie County

Great day to sit in my yard . Never thought I would have Giant Swallowtails.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 13

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Mazo Oak Barrens SNA
Dane County

Many more "blues" flitting about. No fritillaries, no crescents seen.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 13

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny and 85 degrees.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 13

Tod Highsmith and Joan Braune

Location: Yahara Heights County Park, Waunakee
Dane County

From about noon to 2:30. The Little Yellows were found along a stretch where Partridge Pea lines the path.

Aug 13

K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

I just did a count at the intersection of Abel Rd and Main Dike Rd. It's a low area and all butterflies were puddling. It's one of my stops after it rains.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 13

Patrick Ready

Location: Pope Farm Conservancy, west of Madison
Dane County

Rode my bike there and checked the prairie by the lower parking lot. Sunny, low 80s.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 13

Ruth Smith

Location: Blue RIver Barrens SNA
Grant County

Monarch

Monarch

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Aug 13

Rory Williams

Location: Wild Ones Prairie and Flower Beds
Winnebago County

Aug 13

Babette Kis

Location: Barnes Prairie
Racine County

Sunny, 11:44 AM, low 80s F. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus, dark form.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 13

Patrick Ready

Location: UW Ag Display Gardens, west Mineral Pt Rd. Madison
Dane County

Lots of blooming flowers planted in plots. Best flowers were the varieties of Lantana for butterflies. So many Silver-spotted Skippers. Sunny, low 80s, late aft.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 13

Judith Huf

Location: Port Washington, Coal Dock Park
Ozaukee County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 13

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Kalscheur Oak Savanna - TPE
Iowa County

Thank you, Thank you TPE!
Many fritillaries (large to small) flitting about.
Ambush bugs (Phymata sp.) hiding in mt. mint and whorled milkweed feasting on butterflies.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary (ambush bug sp.)

Meadow Fritillary (ambush bug sp.)

Pearl Crescent (ambush bug sp.)

Pearl Crescent (ambush bug sp.)

Pearl Crescent (ambush bug sp.)

Pearl Crescent (ambush bug sp.)

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Aug 13

Amanda Parrish

Location: Gordon Creek
Dane County

These are 2 fishing access spots on Gordon Creek. I saw both of the adult Bald Eagles that nest on Gordon Creek.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 14

Amanda Parrish

Location: Steward Lake County Park
Dane County

Sunny and breezy, most of the diversity was in the wet meadow near the beginning of the trail.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Aug 14

David Wittrock

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Mustard White

Mustard White

Aug 14

Ruth Smith

Location: Vernon Wildlife Area
Waukesha County

Walked from the parking lot to the drain on the berm, about 2 miles round trip

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grassland
Adams County

85-91 degrees F, sunny. We walked 5/8 mile in the grassland and each a different mile of road edge primarily to check on the Purplish Copper flight.

Aug 14

Diane Pellowe

Location: Peck’s Farm Market, Just west of Arena
Iowa County

This Giant Swallowtail was floating around enjoying the flowers on offer at Peck’s.

Aug 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

74-89 degrees F, sunny. We walked 6 miles to survey 9 grassland patches and 1.5 miles in 2 barrens patches to check for Leonard's Skippers and late Regal Fritillaries. We saw 10 male, 2 female, and 2 unknown gender Regal Fritillaries in 6 of the grassland patches. A fresh wing condition Coral Hairstreak in the southwestern most 40 acres of the site on west Oak Street was among dwarf cherry trees like we see with the late flying cohort of Coral Hairstreaks in northern Wisconsin. The Little Yellow is the only one we've seen in 2020.

Aug 14

Ruth Smith

Location: Borah Creek Prairie
Grant County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Aug 14

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: Snake Trail Road and FR196 northwest of Clam Lake
Bayfield County

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Aug 14

Paul Vassalotti

Location: Walking Iron County Park, Mazomanie, WI. Walked on trails on south end of park, near Black Earth Creek.
Dane County

Sunny, 80 degrees, light wind. 11 AM - 1 PM.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 14

Babette Kis

Location: Barnes Prairie
Racine County

Upper 80s F partly cloudy, late afternoon. Both Monarch were male. Also Two hummingbird clear wing moths on Monarda fistulosa.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 14

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Spots from Millville Unit of Lower Wis Riverway to Wylusing St Pk, then to Cassville.
Grant County

Another perfect day: 85 degrees, sunny, and fairly calm. 21 species. Dorothy took photos of Question Mark and Common Buckeye.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 15

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

I just did a count on the one block I walked on Southwest Dike Trail north of County Rd O because I was excited to see my very first Fiery Skipper. Painted Ladies are just starting to show up in this area.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 15

John McCaw

Location: My House in Bay View
Milwaukee County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 15

Terry Heer

Location: Clam Lake Siren,
Burnett County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 15

Kyle Schumacher

Location: Gibbs Lake County Park
Rock County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 15

Alicia Lee

Location: Village of Cross Plains in my yard
Dane County

My phlox has been quite popular lately, I saw a hummingbird moth this week too!

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15

Fred Dike

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Sunny, 80s, slight breeze

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 15

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Cloudy and slight breeze. Found in my aster plant

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 15

Mike Reese

Location: private lands along the Embarrass River
Shawano County

Surprised to see 16 Painted Ladies!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 15

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: Wisconsin Point area
Douglas County

Coral Hairstreak was seen near the third parking area

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Aug 15

Paul Vassalotti

Location: Festge County Park, Cross Plains, WI.
Dane County

Partly sunny and windy. 77 degrees. 2:30 - 3:15 PM.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 15

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: UW Agricultural Display Gardens
Dane County

Very sunny and windy after morning rain. Many Silver-spotted Skippers throughout, especially on the lantana, which was also where we saw the Peck's and possible Fiery Skipper (very blurry photo). Also saw a Chickweed Geometer moth.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Chickweed Geometer (moth)

Chickweed Geometer (moth)

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 15

Jenny Loveless

Location: My home garden, Wheatland, WI
Kenosha County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 15

Rory Williams

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

Cool day after some rain showers.

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 15

Janice Hatt

Location: Franklin Township
Vernon County

Perched on rock along spring-fed creek, Tainter Rd, Franklin Township, Vernon County, WI

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 15

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower garden in Stoughton.
Dane County

Windy 73 degree afternoon.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 16

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake Farm Park
Dane County

Tiger Swallowtails include one dark female

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 16

Mike Reese

Location: DNR lands south of Coloma along Chafee Creek
Waushara County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Aug 16

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park
Dane County

sunny, around 80, slight breeze

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 16

Barb Deering

Location: Plymouth WI, my yard
Sheboygan County

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aug 16

Mary Coleman

Location: Town of Lisbon
Waukesha County

This one was enjoying a flower, but probably also enjoys the abundant Prickly Ash in our woodsy yard.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 16

Don and Lois Hensiak

Location: Field Drive in Muskego
Waukesha County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 16

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Aug 16

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Mill Pond Park Memory Garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny 80 degree afternoon. Saw two Eastern Tiger Swallowtails, one flying and the other nectaring while constantly fluttering it's wings. As you can see in the photo, it was pretty tattered missing large portions of it's wings.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 16

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Park Place neighborhood east of Williamson
Dane County

13:16 - 14:03, 1.16 miles while birding and walking my dog.

Aug 16

Autumn Stargardt

Location: Marshfield, Duffer’s Delight Golf Range
Wood County

I thought it was so pretty and couldn’t resist taking a photo or two!

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 16

Dee Nordgren

Location: home flower gardens
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - first sighting of dark form females

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 16

Kyle Schumacher

Location: Grass Lake SWA
Dane County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens between Millston and Black River Falls
Jackson County

Leonard's Skipper monitoring at Dike 17 (0 seen), Stanton Creek Road (0), 6 areas and numerous units in the Bauer-Brockway area (21 seen), and 5 units near the jct. of Cemetery Road and Lichtner Rd. (16 seen). We saw 7 male, 8 female, and 22 unknown gender Leonard's Skippers. Three fresh wing condition male Karner Blues but more worn females suggests the start of a partial 3rd brood. We got thorough views above and below of the Little Glassywing.

Aug 16

Babette Kis

Location: Barnes Prairie
Racine County

Warm and sunny afternoon, mid 80's F. Two dark form Eastern Tiger Swallowtails.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens along County Highway X
Wood County

Leonard's Skipper (all 4 were of unknown gender)monitoring at 4 sites. The Karner Blues were males.

Aug 16

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

Too many Fiery Skippers, Peck's Skippers, Silver-spotted Skippers, and Cabbage Whites to count; just estimated.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Aug 16

Rory Williams

Location: Wiouwash Trail
Winnebago County

Aug 16

Joan Rickert

Location: Price County on county line rd near Cooper Dam camp grounds.
Taylor County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 16

Jenn Eckert

Location: New Berlin Historical Site
Waukesha County

Seen while exploring the historical site with our two year old, who walked right up to it and "pet" it, at which time it climbed onto her hand.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 16

David Wittrock

Location: 2 miles east of Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

in a large yard bordered by woodland.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 16

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Smith-Reiner Drumlin Prairie SNA
Dane County

Probably several hundred SP Skippers; mostly on the many hundreds Liatris (mostly cylindracea).
Only 1 fritillary seen (poor photo - no ID).

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 17

Paul Vassalotti

Location: Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie, Black Earth, WI
Dane County

Sunny, 78 degrees. 11:30 AM.

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Aug 17

Emily Hjalmarson

Location: Manitowish Snowmobile Trail near Mercer
Iron County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Aug 17

Scott Swengel

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

Leonard's Skipper monitoring at 4 sites in the park and one nearby. Two of the sites appeared well pre-peak for Rough Blazingstar flowers and Leonard's Skippers. 23 of the 30 (9 males, 4 females, 17 unknown) Leonard's Skippers were in a site called Dan's Triangle that we began surveying in May 2018. This spot was recommended to us by Dan Sonnenberg, who found it using aerial imagery.

Aug 17

Dee Nordgren

Location: house garden
Milwaukee County

At this point last year, the tithonia would be covered in Monarchs. I walked out one morning and was pleasantly surprised to find all of four Monarchs!

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 17

Don and Lois Hensiak

Location: Muskego
Waukesha County

In the butterfly garden

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 17

Joel Trick

Location: Molash Creek at Viceroy Road
Manitowoc County

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

White Admiral

White Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

★ = New county photo record

Aug 17

Ruth Smith

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

Walked out to the boardwalk and then back along the road. Also walked on the north side and a little ways up the hill. The Eastern-tailed blues were puddling and there was an abundance of tiger swallowtails.

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 17

K. Java

Location: Burnett County Forest - Klotz Rd
Burnett County

Pretty windy today so I butterflied a road that had woods behind it to block the wind. Klotz Rd divides the Burnett County Forest from Crex Meadows SWA so woods are one one side of the road and prairie on the other. Rough Blazing Star was abundant on both sides of the road. The Red Admiral was the first one I've seen in this area this year.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aug 17

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park
Dane County

Sunny

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 17

Mary Roen

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

I walked this 70 acre prairie and found 9 species of butterflies. It was a sunny day in the 70s with a moderate wind.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 17

Kate Redmond

Location: Waubedonia Park
Ozaukee County

Fiery skippers on vervain and arrowhead flowers. A spectacular, recently-emerged mayfly.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

mayfly sp.

mayfly sp.

Aug 17

Mary Coleman

Location: Grafton
Ozaukee County

It hung out in the shade for a minute and flew away.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 18

Kay Miller

Location: Praag backyard
Buffalo County

Saw this beauty sipping on a thistle weed by our chicken pen.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 18

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Yellowstone State Park and Wildlife Area
Lafayette County

77 degrees, mostly sunny, fairly calm. 22 species. The black female Tiger Swallowtail shows the tell-tale tiger stripes on the underside of the hindwing.
A Viceroy may have the usual line across veins on underside of the hindwing, but nearly none on topside! (All the better to fool birds --and people-- into thinking its a Monarch. Especially when some Viceroys even bask on Milkweed leaves!)

Viceroy

Viceroy

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 18

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Just a quick stop to look for Leonard's Skippers.

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Question Mark

Question Mark

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 18

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Westport Drumlin Prairie (Empire Prairies SNA)
Dane County

No fritillaries again.
Milkweed tussock moth caterpillar.

Milkweed Tussock Moth caterpillar

Milkweed Tussock Moth caterpillar

Monarch chrysalis

Monarch chrysalis

Aug 18

Dee Nordgren

Location: flowerbed
Milwaukee County

Five Painted Ladies all on one butterfly bush.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 18

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 18

Patrick Ready

Location: Yellowstone State Park
Lafayette County

Mainly prairie areas along the road and trails.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 18

Judith Huf

Location: My garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 18

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Backyard, Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Sunny, upper 70's

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 18

Mike Reese

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
Dane County

Just the woodland side. Mostly scouting for robber flies. This is the second year that I have seen Efferia pogonias at this site. So far, this insect has only been recorded from Dane County.

Holcocephala calva

Holcocephala calva

Efferia pogonias

Efferia pogonias

Aug 18

Fred Dike

Location: LowerWisconsin Riverway Cassel Rd
Sauk County

Sunny, 70s, slight breeze

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 18

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

I saw these 2 Painted ladies in my backyard. They finally stayed still long enough for me to snap a quick picture.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 19

Mike Reese

Location: Hickory Hill Conservancy Park
Dane County

I was searching for the rare robber fly Dasylechia atrox that Jeff Gruber found here in 2017 and 2019. I finally found my own, but it was more than 20 feet up in the tree and despite watching it for 25 minutes it never came down far enough to get a decent photo.

Dasylechia atrox

Dasylechia atrox

Aug 19

Ann Thering

Location: My butterfly garden
Dane County

Aug 19

Mike Reese

Location: Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie SNA
Dane County

Aug 19

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sure are a lot of Fiery Skippers this year.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 19

Thomas J Hickey

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

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 19

Dave Hogg

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

6 Monarchs in photo, nectaring on meadow blazing star no

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 19

Patrick Ready

Location: Dorothy Carnes Co. Park, Fort Atkinson
Jefferson County

Walked around the prairie edge. Sunny, 80 fairly calm.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 19

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In the fields near our cabin in Winter
Sawyer County

White Admiral

White Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 19

Rory Williams

Location: Bulbolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 19

Jim Kabrhel

Location: Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Resting on window screen.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 19

Fred Dike

Location: UW Arboretum Curtis Prairie
Dane County

Sunny, 70s, slight breeze

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 19

Ruth Smith

Location: Smith-Reiner Prairie
Dane County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 19

Jennifer Mabry

Location: Butterfly garden in Sheboygan Falls
Sheboygan County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 20

Dee Nordgren

Location: backyard garden
Milwaukee County

Could not get the Easter Tiger Swallowtail to pose in the picture as well!

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 20

John McCaw

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Mostly sunny, temps in low 80s, low humidity.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 20

Patrick Ready

Location: Viking County Park near Stoughton
Dane County

Parked at the Hwy B lot and walked south along the bike path. Most butterflies were close to the lot where I parked. Sunny and 75, light breeze. 45 minute walk

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 20

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

Observations were more casual because this was a walk with a friend rather than an all out search for butterflies. I had to keep apologizing for interrupting our conversation because a flutterby, fluttered by. Like "oh look! that Orange Sulphur is really bright orange!" I'll be lucky if she ever talks to me again.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 20

Jackie Barndt

Location: Grand Chute,
Outagamie County

My backyard.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 20

April Stanke

Location: Lion's Den Gorge in Grafton
Ozaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Question Mark

Question Mark

Monarch

Monarch

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 20

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Along our trials by our cabin in Winter
Sawyer County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 20

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Avon Bottoms State Wildlife Area
Rock County

79 degrees and mostly sunny. 16 species. Highlight was Little Yellow and Variegated Fritillary. Pretty dry. Many butterflies are very worn. We enjoyed seeing 2 Wandering Gliders (dragonflies).

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Aug 20

Ann Thering

Location: My butterfly garden
Dane County

Aug 21

Fred Dike

Location: Faville Grove
Jefferson County

80 degrees

Aug 21

Fred Dike

Location: Garman Nature Reserve
Jefferson County

Aug 21

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie
Sauk County

It was only 64 degrees and cloudy when I started my count. Numbers increased as the morning went on, the sun came out and the temps warmed.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 21

Judith Huf

Location: My garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Black Female Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 21

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Blue River Sand Barrens
Grant County

84 degrees, sunny. Walked 1 1/2 miles. 15 butterflies of 9 species. We found virtually no liatris.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Aug 21

Dee Nordgren

Location: flower bed
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 21

Dave Ludwig

Location: Fall Creek
Eau Claire County

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

★ = New county photo record

Aug 21

Maggie Moran

Location: Greendale
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 21

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

So excited to see this Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in my backyard! First time!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grassland
Adams County

We walked 1.3 miles in the grassland and separately 1/2 different miles of ditches to look mainly for Purplish and Bronze Coppers. Today's Milbert's Tortoiseshell is the only one we've seen this year.

Aug 21

Fred Dike

Location: Waterloo Prairie
Jefferson County

Aug 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

We walked 5+ miles in the grassland and separately 1/2 different miles of ditches to look mainly for Purplish and Bronze Coppers, and Leonard's Skippers.

Aug 22

Jennifer Johnson

Location: City of Waukesha, Sandra Ln
Waukesha County

Saw the Painted Lady butterfly land on a neighbor's Zinnia when I captured the picture around 12:45pm CST.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 22

Judith Huf

Location: Estabrook Park
Milwaukee County

More Cabbage Whites than I could count. Highlight was having a Red-spotted Purple land on my camera and hand while I was photographing it.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 22

Richard Ouren

Location: Nahley Road
Grant County

Aug 22

John McCaw

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Partly sunny, temps in the 80s

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 22

John McCaw

Location: Horicon Marsh (Auto Tour)
Dodge County

Sunny, temps in 80s, rather humid.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 22

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Hot muggy early afternoon. Quit counting sulphurs , Monarchs, and painted ladies.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 22

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Hot muggy late afternoon. Stolte Rd.

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Aug 22

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

I walked the Prairie trail and the Clubhouse Loop. Warm and breezy. One Peck's Skipper appeared to be ovipositing on Liatris, but their host plant is grass.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 22

Kyle Schumacher

Location: Walmart in Ashland
Ashland County

Landed near me, flew away before I could get my camera

Aug 23

Susan Conrardy

Location: East De Pere suburban backyard
Brown County

On my white garden phlox about 5 p.m. Saw a black swallowtail fluttering around my cone flowers August 24 but could not get a picture.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 23

Paul Vassalotti

Location: Halfway Prairie Wildlife Area, Cross Plains, WI
Dane County

3-4 PM. Sunny, 82 degrees. Very light breeze.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 23

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA - Stolte Rd
Burnett County

Very hot and humid but I spent over an hour walking about a 1 block area around the low spot on Stolte Rd looking for the Reakirt's that was seen yesterday. No luck.

American Lady

American Lady

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aug 23

Dave Hogg

Location: Yahara Heights Prairie
Dane County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 23

Ryan Brady

Location: FR204 southwest of Clam Lake
Sawyer County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

★ = New county photo record

Aug 23

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Schoeneberg Marsh east of Arlington
Columbia County

Most of these butterflies are from the first 250-300 meters of north-south road/dike that is north of the road closure gate on Harvey Road.

Aug 23

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Faville Grove Sanctuary, Tillotson Prairie
Jefferson County

80 deg., cloudless day, calm

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 23

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Field and yard on Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Very sunny with temperatures in upper 80's. The Silver-spotted Skipper seemed to be in abundance.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 23

Rory Williams

Location: Waukau Nature Preserve
Winnebago County

Went out looking for a Milbert's Tortoiseshell. As a kid this was always a venue that would yield a few. Nothing today, or since we have moved back to Wisconsin.

Monarch

Monarch

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 23

Paul Vassalotti

Location: Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie, Black Earth, WI
Dane County

Mostly sunny, 78 degrees, very light wind, humid. 9:30-11:30 AM.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 24

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

I took a short walk on the prairie.

Brownbelted bumble bee

Brownbelted bumble bee

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 24

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

warm, sunny, humid

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 24

John McCaw

Location: Nojoshing Trail (WE Energies Grassland)
Milwaukee County

Partly cloudy, temps in the high 80s, somewhat humid.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 24

Kim Lawler

Location: West edge of Spring Valley , Sw of Golf Course
Pierce County

Muggy, still, overcast by porch . Nectaring on Phlox

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 24

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening and after my wife released her eleventh hatched monarch of the year

Aug 24

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Very hot and humid afternoon

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 24

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park
Dane County

Sunny, 80s, slight breeze

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 24

Dave Pausch

Location: East Madison
Dane County

Found on Rough Blazingstar

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 25

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

A very conservative count on the Painted Ladies.

Aug 25

Ruth Smith

Location: Schurch-Thompson Prairie
Iowa County

Walked from the barn down to the prairie circuit, about 1.5 miles.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Question Mark

Question Mark

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 25

John McCaw

Location: Parkside School (Bay View)
Milwaukee County

Hot and humid

Aug 25

Peter Hinow

Location: Bender Park
Milwaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 25

Dave Pausch

Location: Rolling Meadows Neighborhood/East Madison
Dane County

3 of the up to 6 regular Monarch visitors to our rain garden.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 25

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Field and yard on Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Very sunny with temperatures in upper 80's. Very excited to catch a Pearl Crescent mating pair as well as the Silver-spotted Skipper with it's wings spread and three new to me species!

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 25

Ruth Smith

Location: Ohlbrich Garden
Dane County

91F. Saw many species in "butterfly row" just outside the Visitors Center where purple verbena and butterfly bush predominate.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 25

Dee Nordgren

Location: flowerbed
Milwaukee County

Aug 25

John McCaw

Location: My Home in Bay View
Milwaukee County

Hot and humid

Aug 25

John McCaw

Location: Nojoshing Trail (WE Energies Grassland)
Milwaukee County

Hot and humid

Aug 25

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie Trail
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing Velvet Leaf from SNA. The buckeye was a very strange color variant. Very small but yet very dark.

Aug 25

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail; Manitowoc to Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Aug 26

Judith Huf

Location: Horicon Dike Road
Fond du Lac County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 26

Patrick Ready

Location: Military Ridge Bike Trail west of Verona.
Dane County

Rode my bike out and covered about a 1.5 mile section watching for butterflies. Sunny, 75 degrees at start, 86 at end of ride.

Aug 26

Patrick Ready

Location: Goth Park, west of Madison on Old Sauk Rd.
Dane County

Stopped for a break while biking late morning. Hot, 89 and sunny. Checked the prairie area near parking lot. 15 min. stop.

Aug 26

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Very hot, humid and windy today. Not ideal for butterflying so I only stopped at a few places.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Aug 26

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower garden in Stoughton
Dane County

90 degrees, breezy, and very humid afternoon. It's been two weeks since I've seen Monarchs in my garden. Fun to see three all at the same time today.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 27

Rory Williams

Location: Horicon Marsh
Dodge County

Incidental while birdwatching on Old Marsh Road - East side

Aug 27

April Stanke

Location: Villa Grove Park
Ozaukee County

Aug 27

John Klinger

Location: Castlemoor Dr, Janesville, WI
Rock County

9:02am. Sunny morning. Found in lawn.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 27

Dee Nordgren

Location: Atop a Monarch cage
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 27

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Lake Farm County Park Prairie area
Dane County

Hot at 9:30 a.m.: low 80s with a slight breeze. Prairie plants holding up despite weeks of heat with no measurable rain. Butterflies were prevalent along the edges of the prairie near the shade trees.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 27

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park
Dane County

Aug 27

John Klinger

Location: Castlemoor Dr, Janesville
Rock County

Found at 8:50 am on my Zinnias. Sunny, warm, humid morning.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 27

Annette Homan

Location: backyard in Appleton
Outagamie County

Black Swallowtail just flitting about. Perhaps attracted to my wildflowers in the back yard,

Aug 27

Robert Bruss

Location: Town of Wausau 2 miles east of City of Wausau
Marathon County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 28

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower garden in Stoughton.
Dane County

90 degree windy day.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 28

Don and Lois Hensiak

Location: Muskego
Waukesha County

Hard to get a picture of these sitting still!

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 28

Fred Dike

Location: Ice Age Trail Wildlife trail
Dane County

mid 70s, mstly cloudy, slight breeze

Aug 28

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park
Dane County

mid 80s, mstly sunny, slight breeze

Aug 28

Rory Williams

Location: Bubolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Incidental while birdwatching

Aug 28

Mike Reese

Location: Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville
Rock County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 29

Brian Looker

Location: Appleton, Circle St and Morrison St
Outagamie County

Visiting the cone flowers and thyme in my front yard

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 29

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

9 am to 10:15 am, low 70s. Looking for Leonard's Skippers...didn't see any. Plentiful Rough Blazing Star. I did see two Virginia Big-headed Tiger Beetles....they are fast!

Aug 29

Judith Huf

Location: Lakeshore State Park
Milwaukee County

The Eastern Tailed-Blue had lost his tail.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 29

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Nine Springs Sewage Lagoons
Dane County

Aug 29

Paul Schilke

Location: Maribel area
Manitowoc County

Aug 29

Don and Lois Hensiak

Location: Field Drive Muskego
Waukesha County

All of them in the butterfly garden. Second year for the butterfly bushes.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 29

Elizabeth Griffith

Location: Door Creek Orchard, Cottage Grove
Dane County

First time seeing this species. Took me a bit to ID.

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Aug 29

Pam Skaar, Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

We were pleasantly surprised at the variety and numbers in spite of the wind. 1030-1200. One of the Clouded Sulphurs was the white form.

Aug 29

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Cool, partly cloudy, Steady wind. Not very many butterflies flying. Purplish coppers were on Abel road.

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Aug 29

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening

Aug 29

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Prairie area and trail at Amundson Park in Stoughton
Dane County

Windy sunny, 70 degree afternoon. Along with seeing butterflies, we found Jack-in-the-pulpit growing along the trail, saw Sandhill Cranes near the prairie, and watched two Osprey soaring over the Yahara River.

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Viceroy

Viceroy

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 29

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Sauk Prairie Recreation Area
Sauk County

Photo shows 6 male Orange Sulphurs puddling together. Many thistles. 11 species.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Aug 29

Mary Roen

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

I walked this 70 acre prairie bordered by trees. It was 75 degrees, moderate wind, sunny.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

★ = New county photo record

Aug 30

Rory Williams

Location: Tomorrow Bike Trail
Portage County

Incidental while bike riding

Aug 30

Judith Huf

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

about noon to 1pm. Sunny.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 30

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny and 70.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 30

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Potosi and vicinity
Grant County

Sunny. 12 species. Photo by Dorothy.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Aug 30

Fred Dike

Location: Lima Bog area
Rock County

70s, sunny, slight breeze

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 30

Judith Huf

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

butterflies seen during bird count. Sunny pleasant day.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 30

Fred Dike

Location: Patrick Marsh
Dane County

Sunny, 60s, slight breeze

Aug 30

Patrick Ready

Location: Biocore Prairie, UW Madison
Dane County

Walked the path along the south side of Frautchi Pt. Prairie in full bloom, mostly sunny, 75 w light breeze. 4:30 pm.

Aug 31

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Late afternoon with a lake breeze.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 31

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Horicon Marsh
Dodge County

Most of these sightings came from Old Marsh Road, but a few were seen in other places on the Auto Tour Loop and the Least Skipper at Ledge Road.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 31

Fred Dike

Location: Goth Conservancy
Dane County

70s, cloudy, breezy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 31

Jim Kabrhel

Location: Lower Henry Schuette Park
Manitowoc County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White