Butterfly sightings for June 2021

Jun 1

Fred Dike

Location: Sherman Dr. Marshall,
Dane County

low 70s, mostly sunny, light breeze

Jun 1

Patrick Ready

Location: Kahl Road, Black Earth area
Dane County

Known location for Juniper Hairstreak around 6/1.

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jun 1

Rory Williams

Location: Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing wild parsnips. Spent an hour looking for a Phlox Moth but did not see any.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 1

Pam Campbell

Location: Lake Menomin Park
Dunn County

Observations while birding. All before noon. Simply a perfect day.

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Laphria divisor

Laphria divisor

Jun 1

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Greenfield Park
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 1

Marci Lanois

Location: Kahl Road near Black Earth
Dane County

Sunny with temps in the mid to high 60s. Slight breeze.

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jun 1

David Wittrock

Location: Spread Eagle Barrens SNA
Florence County

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Jun 1

Ginny Nelson

Location: Middleton yard
Dane County

It was the first one I have seen this year and it only spent a few seconds at the flowers on my deck.

Jun 1

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center prairie, ephemeral pond, woods, and swamp boardwalk.
Ozaukee County

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jun 1

Tom Englert

Location: Weston, WI
Marathon County

My Backyard, 3 pm on a hanging Basket

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 1

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In our yard by our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

78 degree, mostly sunny late afternoon.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 1

Nancy Meske

Location: Dorothy Carnes Park
Jefferson County

Lots of skippers and dragonflies

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 1

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens between Millston and Black River Falls
Jackson County

10.7 hours. Long-term monitoring of Karner Blues at 14 sites (50-61 straight broods at about 12 sites and 35-41 straight broods at two sites) and monitoring of Phlox Moths (28 straight years) at about 17 sites (some are Karner monitoring sites too), at which we also counted butterflies. The Karner Blues we saw were 105 males, 20 females, and 3 of undetermined gender. The Frosted Elfin was 150-200 m south-southwest of the Wazee County park entrance in a unit where we also found one on May 11. It is a low year for Phlox Moths here: we only found a total of 6 Phlox Moths at 5 sites today, and 2 moths in 2 sites on May 22.

Jun 1

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Winter Greenhouse outside of Winter.
Sawyer County

Beautiful flower garden area, but no butterflies there. All were seen near the entrance and parking lot.

Jun 1

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

The Peck's is a first-time recognition in our garden.

This is the latest we have gone in a year before being visited by a Monarch. Our 200+ milkweed plants were feeling lonely.

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 1

Fred Dike

Location: UW Biocore Prairie
Dane County

70s, mostly sunny, calm

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 1

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Mostly sunny 78 degree afternoon.

Mustard White

Mustard White

Jun 1

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In the fields by our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Many butterflies flying in the area, but few landing. Sunny 70 degree morning.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Mustard White

Mustard White

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 1

Mike Reese, Dean Hansen

Location: Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
Burnett County

All photos by Dean Hansen.

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Jun 1

Mary Roen

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

These butterflies were all feeding in my pollinator gardens

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 2

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Lake Farm County Park
Dane County

Beautiful day, before the high heat of the weekend. I expected to see more butterflies. I didn't see any Monarchs, even though the milkweed is plentiful and healthy. It seemed like there were plenty of nectar sources, too. We hiked the prairie and the woodland.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 2

Jim Kabrhel

Location: Silver Creek Park
Manitowoc County

Mid 60s and very sunny conditions. A single Red Admiral moving between the path and the trees.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 2

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Many Monarchs out flying, several in pairs mating. Sunny, breezy, 76 degree afternoon.

Jun 2

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Bender Park
Milwaukee County

Jun 2

Rory Williams

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Looking for an Arctic Skipper or Yellow Bumble Bee. Did not see an Arctic Skipper but found a Yellow Bumble Bee. Also five Bronzed Tiger Beetles and eight Six Spotted Tiger Beetles

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Yellow Bumble Bee

Yellow Bumble Bee

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 2

Daniel Jackson

Location: Stoddard Sand Prairie
Vernon County

Jun 2

Fred Dike

Location: International Crane Foundation
Sauk County

high 70s, mostly sunny, breezy

Jun 2

Mary Jo Sundling

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

While eating lunch, we watched the Canadian Tiger Swallowtail land in the cedar trees near our cabin. It rested there long enough for us to go outside and get several photos of it. Partly sunny and 73 degrees.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 2

Fred Dike

Location: Sauk Prairie Recreation Area
Sauk County

Mostly sunny, 70s , breezy

Jun 2

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Root River Pkwy Section 7
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 2

Jim Kabrhel

Location: Maywood Park
Sheboygan County

Mid 60s temperatures around 9 am.

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 2

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

First Viceroys.

Jun 3

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Killsnake Wildlife Area, Stecker Road
Calumet County

80 deg., sunny

Jun 3

Patrick Ready

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Iowa County

Sunny, 70s light breeze. Walked main path east to woods.

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Harvester

Harvester

Jun 3

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Jun 3

Mike Reese

Location: Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Incidental while looking for robber flies.

Indian Skipper (female)

Indian Skipper (female)

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Lasiopogon tetragrammus

Lasiopogon tetragrammus

Slender Clearwing (Hemaris gracilis)

Slender Clearwing (Hemaris gracilis)

Jun 3

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Chequamagon-Nicolet NF
Taylor County

Very abundant throughout NF.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 3

Fred Dike

Location: Lake Farm County Park
Dane County

upper 70s, sunny, breezy

Jun 3

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Baxter's Hollow
Sauk County

The Giant Swallowtail was west of the road just south of the first bridge in the stream gorge as we walked north from the main Nature Conservancy parking area that is atop a hill just south of the stream gorge.

Jun 4

Fred Dike

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

80s, mostly sunny, breezy

Jun 4

Terry Mortier

Location: Bear Creek bog on HWY A
Douglas County

Very hot and windy. The heat cut the visit short.

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jun 4

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Little Menomonee River Pkwy Section 1
Milwaukee County

Large wetland/grassland complex along the Little Menomonee River.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 4

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens in and near Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

2:20 hours. Five Karner Blue long-term monitoring sites (50-62 broods counted at 4 sites and 35 broods counted at the newest one). Four sites are adjacent to County Highway X and one is inside the fenced Sandhill WA. We also saw an unidentified blue and an unidentified tiger swallowtail. The Gorgone Checkerspot was probably the 1st one we've seen in Wood County in 5+ years.

Jun 4

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Wildlife Area
Portage County

We surveyed a long-term monitoring Karner Blue barrens (about 48 broods counted) and 4 grassland areas. Two patches we chose in order to look for Bronze or Purplish Coppers. We also saw 2 unidentified Bolorias where the Silver-bordered Fritillary was found.

Jun 4

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grassland Wildlife Area
Adams County

We each walked a different 0.5 mile of roadside at Apache Road and different 0.5 miles of roadside at Archer Road to check for Purplish Coppers. Great Spangled Fritillaries flying today is very early for that species here compared to our past visits. We also saw one unidentified Boloria.

Jun 4

Becky Roth

Location: Riverland Conservancy
Sauk County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 4

Mike Reese

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Quick stop before 10:30. The Pink-edged Sulphur was flying around my rear tire and landed for me to get a photo.

mineralizing on old scat

mineralizing on old scat

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Jun 4

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: I-94 Wayside
Jackson County

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 4

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Jun 5

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Cherokee Marsh North
Dane County

86 deg., clear

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 5

Mary Roen

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

This butterfly was on a lawn chair on our deck.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 5

John Morrissey

Location: Cross Plains, WI
Dane County

I've been seeing a couple of these every day the last two weeks. Finally got a half decent photo.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 5

David Wittrock

Location: Statenaker Lake, Lac du Flambeau
Vilas County

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Jun 5

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Cross Plains State Park area
Dane County

Jun 5

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie Trails
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing wild parsnip. First of year Viceroys

Jun 5

Nancy Meske

Location: Wyalusing state park
Grant County

5 Red Spotted Purples by boat launch

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 5

Elizabeth Oseid

Location: 113 East Klubertanz Drive
Dane County

At my salvia, nectaring.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 5

Ellie Daniels

Location: UW Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve, Raymer's Cove
Dane County

On a run I saw one Red-spotted Purple by the Raymer's Cove parking area. It was sunning itself on the gravel. Unfortunately, I didn't have my phone so I couldn't take a photo.

Jun 5

Ethan Brown

Location: Lions Den Gorge trails
Ozaukee County

Very hot and sunny. 95 degrees. Most cabbage whites were brand new females.

Jun 5

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

North and south of Oakridge Rd. Bumped into Rory W digging up parsnip from the prairie remnant. Lots of butterflies but few stopped for ID and pictures.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 5

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In my yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Saw several Swallowtails fly through the yard today. Finally happened to see one land on one of my flowers, but could only get a photo from a distance. Very hot, sunny 90 degree day.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 6

Nancy Meske

Location: Fort Atkinson yard
Jefferson County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 6

Dee Nordgren

Location: Home's sidewalk
Milwaukee County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 6

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Glocke Lake Bog
Oconto County

The Bog Fritillaries were probably past peak on this fast site for them. Scott thinks that Bog Coppers might emerge at Glocke Lake by June 15.

Jun 6

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: UW Aroretum - Grady Tract
Dane County

The skippers were in Green Prairie nectaring on Prairie Phlox.

Jun 6

Babette Kis

Location: Barnes Prairie Remnant
Racine County

Near path.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

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

Jun 6

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Low 70's, partly cloudy, sometimes gusty - butterflies and dragonflies were staying close to the ground. I walked the east and west prairie loops. One tandem pair of Monarchs.

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 6

Tyler Boudry

Location: City of West Salem
La Crosse County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 6

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

Early 7am to 9am birding

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 6

Jim Kinderman

Location: Kaufman Rd
Winnebago County

White Admiral

White Admiral

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

Jun 7

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Viceroys were seen in sedge areas along Jimmy Carter, Co. O, and Stolte Rd. Two Karners were pretty battered. Dusted Skippers were mostly on puccoon blooms. Gravel roads were dry and were not attracting any mineralizing butterflies.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 7

Mike Reese

Location: Nakoma area in Madison
Dane County

Jun 7

Mari Freiberg

Location: Cashton
Monroe County

In the Village of Cashton, backyard lilac bush on the north edge of town

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 7

Anne Jende

Location: Lawrence Wi backyard butterfly bush
Brown County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 7

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Mazo Oak Barrens - about 1 mi S. of SNA
Dane County

Many similar butterflies flitting about.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 7

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Root River Pkwy Section 13
Milwaukee County

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 7

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Root River Pkwy Section 12
Milwaukee County

Jun 7

Tom Englert

Location: Weston, Wisconsin
Marathon County

(1) Male Northern Crescent. In My Flower Garden sitting on a Gazing Ball, 3:45, 86 Degrees

Jun 7

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Capital Springs Dog Park
Dane County

This is the first time this season I've seen quite a few monarchs in one place. After an early season prescribed burn, the plants at this location are really re-establishing. The common milkweed is in good shape and is about to bloom. Unfortunately, I only had my cell phone with me, so the photos are fuzzy.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 7

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Casual observations while pulling Dame's Rocket and other invasives.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 7

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Rettenmund SNA
Dane County

As usual Black Swallowtails at or near top of hill near parking lot. We have noticed this elevated preference in most places we've seen them.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Crossline Skipper

Crossline Skipper

Crossline Skipper

Crossline Skipper

Jun 7

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Along trails by Admunson Park in Stoughton.
Dane County

Saw several blue butterflies, but they were never close enough to identify them. Also saw a painted turtle digging a spot to lay her eggs right near the trail. Partly cloudy and humid 83 degree morning.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Painted Turtle

Painted Turtle

Jun 7

Dan Abel

Location: stevens lake wooded trail, town of alvin
Forest County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

★ = New county photo record

Jun 7

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 7

Kerstyn Perrett

Location: Roadside, Bass Hollow SNA, Juneau County
Juneau County

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

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

Jun 8

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glenwood City
St. Croix County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 8

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Jun 8

Michael Toliver

Location: Plum Bottom Gallery: 44.986, -87.302
Door County

Been visiting Door County for 40+ years. Never saw Ringlets until this year. The species was common in the fields just north of the gallery

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 8

Rob Pendergast

Location: North Torun Rd
Portage County

Birding on N Torun Rd near Dewey Marsh in northern Portage Co.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 8

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Jackson Park
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 8

Jim Kabrhel

Location: Silver Creek Park
Manitowoc County

Sunny and warm all afternoon. Several Crescent flitting around and I was able to capture the azure from a distance before it flew away.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 8

Jim Kabrhel

Location: Collins Marsh Wildlife Area
Manitowoc County

Only one specimen at 8:30 am/78 degrees.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 8

John Morrissey

Location: Cross Plains, my back yard
Dane County

The Hackberry Emperors are back this year! I had not seen any around my house prior to last year. This year I first starting noticing them around June 8th, but they come out in numbers (30+) every morning now. The flight is perhaps not as big as last year's, possibly due to lack of precipitation, but we'll see how it develops. I got some nice close ups a fellow perched on my hand and thumb. They also seem to love dog feces and crowd it (or furry dog toys, or anything else might contain an excess of dew compared to surrounding plants and surfaces).

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 8

Ann Thering

Location: My garden
Dane County

Jun 8

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 8

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: UW Arb - Grady Tract W
Dane County

Many butterflies similar to LWS.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jun 8

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing Dame's Rocket from SNA.

Jun 8

JE Cooper

Location: Valton area
Sauk County

Skippers on wild irises. Red-spotted purples on damp sand from newly dug well.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 9

Judith Huf

Location: Hawthorne Road near Saukville
Ozaukee County

On a bird study, but couldn't resist doing a little butterflying, and swatching a snapping turtle looking for a place to lay eggs.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Snapping Turtle

Snapping Turtle

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 9

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Fields near my cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Sunny 88 degree early evening.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 9

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Yellowstone Lake State Park and Wildlife Area
Lafayette County

High was 91 degrees. Mostly sunny. Not much air movement. Humid. Considering the mild drought we had low expectations. But we had 17 species anyway. Many Silvery Checkerspots. We always enjoy the Jade Clubtail (dragonfly). The concession stand is indefinitely closed (so bring your own ice cream).

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jade Clubtail

Jade Clubtail

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jun 9

Fred Dike

Location: Kalscheur Savanna
Iowa County

80s, partly cloudy, slight breeze

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

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

Jun 9

Fred Dike

Location: Shea Prairie
Iowa County

80s, partly cloudy, slight breeze

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

European Skipper

European Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 9

Richard André Rivard

Location: River Falls Township
Pierce County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

European Skipper

European Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 9

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Root River Pkwy Section 10 in Franklin
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 9

Mike Reese

Location: Avon Ridge - The Prairie Enthusiasts
Rock County

Only one Monarch was seen on the property; the others were seen along the access lane. Although there were not many butterflies it was nice to be serenaded most of the way by 5 Dickcissels.

Jun 9

Michael Toliver

Location: Fish Creek 45.125, -87.229
Door County

Saw another Common Ringlet here; no photo.

Jun 9

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Oak Creek Pkwy Section 10
Milwaukee County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 9

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Oak Creek Pkwy Section 6
Milwaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 9

Mike Reese

Location: Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area
Rock County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 9

Ethan Brown

Location: Cedarburg Bog
Ozaukee County

The Great Spangled was a surprise.

Jun 9

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Of course I came across this skipper without proper camera equipment and she was partially shaded by the Yarrow flower she was seeking refuge.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 9

Susan Mayer

Location: T35N R8W Sec. 35 NE
Rusk County

On orange hawkweed growing in my lawn. (Guess it's time to mow.)

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 9

Rory Williams

Location: Bubolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Also saw about 20 six spotted Tiger Beetles

Jun 9

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Ice Age Trail, Madison and Verona segments north of Verona Library
Dane County

Not as many butterflies here as in past weeks but lots of diversity with many FOY’s for me

Jun 9

Jim Kabrhel

Location: Lower Henry Schuette Park
Manitowoc County

Very warm and muggy morning @ 8:30 am.

Jun 9

Jill L. Miyagawa

Location: Keesey Rd. Orfordville
Rock County

Thousands of these at my house

Jun 9

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Less on the prairie today - was hotter and I got out there later.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 10

Terry Mortier

Location: Standing cedars SNA
Polk County

Very hot. Sightings were confined to the parking lot and two former puddles at the Buffalo Skull tract.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

White Admiral

White Admiral

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 10

Mike Reese

Location: Albany Sand Prairie and Oak Savanna SNA
Green County

Holopogon sp. (robber fly)

Holopogon sp. (robber fly)

Jun 10

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening.

Jun 10

Jim Kabrhel

Location: Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Adjacent to Manitowoc River
Manitowoc County

Very warm and muggy morning a 8:30 am. Not just butterflies but many damselflies, birds, dragonflies and other wildlife.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 10

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Homer Road near Fennimore
Grant County

90's and sunny from 9:30-10:30 and from 1:00-2:15 in a big field. The Great Spangled Fritillary was every where. It was exciting to see so many butterrflies. Red Clover seemed to be the most popular flower for nectar. After lunch it seemed that movement slowed a bit for all the butterflies making photos easier.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

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

Jun 10

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Root River Pkwy Section 14
Milwaukee County

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 10

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Oak Creek Pkwy Section 8
Milwaukee County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 10

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Wildlife Area
Portage County

Trying to confirm whether Aphrodites Fritillaries were out here, and searching for wetland coppers. We each walked about 2.75 miles in the grassland and 1 separate mile of roadside ROW per person. We also saw 4 unidentified Speyerias, 1 unidentified Boloria, many unidentified crescents, and 10 unidentified grass-skippers.

Jun 10

Nancy Meske

Location: Mazomanie
Dane County

Many found on Laws Rd, there were some dead fish there.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 10

Patrick Ready

Location: Waubesa Wetlands SNA
Dane County

Grassland area on Lalor Rd south of Madison. Clover in bloom so butterflies were happy.

Monarch

Monarch

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 10

Judith Huf

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

I stopped here briefly on the way home from Wehr Nature Center native plant sale. It was midday and too hot for me. I only saw 2 butterflies but one was a spectacular Hackberry Emperor.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 10

Jessie Seiders

Location: Verona
Dane County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 10

Thomas Poklen

Location: Reiboldt Creek
Door County

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Long Dash

Long Dash

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 10

Karen E Schultz-Hess

Location: Bairds Creek, Green Bay, WI
Brown County

On Bairds Creek Road - near the entrance to the parking area. Location mostly wooded, partial shade to full sun.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 10

Mary Roen

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

These butterflies were feeding in one of my pollinator gardens

Jun 10

Ethan Brown

Location: Cedarburg Bog
Ozaukee County

1 Mourning Cloak was very battered. It is probably around 9 months old. One of the RSP had very conspicuous thin white bands.

Jun 10

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grasslands Wildlife Area
Adams County

Trying to confirm whether Aphrodites Fritillaries were out here, and searching for wetland coppers. This is unusually early for Aphrodites in central Wisconsin, but we thought we might see a few of them based on the advanced stage of other butterfly flights. We each walked about 2.5 miles in the grassland and separate 0.5 mile sections of roadside ROW. We also saw many unidentified crescents.

Jun 10

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Very hot and humid 93 degree afternoon. Lots of dragonflies out including the Common Whitetail.

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 10

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: On road and in field near our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Sunny hot 84 degree morning.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 10

Mary Roen

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

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 10

Pat Fojut

Location: Root River Parkway at 92nd
Milwaukee County

Area marked wetland , stopped mowing 2019.
3 arboretum willow trees. Dragonflies on the move. 10

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 10

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Very hot late afternoon

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Jun 10

Terry Mortier

Location: Stolte rd Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Very hot mid day. A lot of short roadside stops.

Jun 11

Devin Corbin

Location: Menomin Park, at eastern edge of Menomonie
Dunn County

Saw three common ringlets in the restored prairie in the lower portion of the park.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 11

Mary Roen

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

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 11

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Yard and fields near our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Sunny, hot late afternoon.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 11

Daniel Bellich

Location: Fountain Lake, Emmoms Creek SFA
Portage County

Incidental

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 11

Jay Watson

Location: Co Hwy C Millville area
Grant County

Driving Co Hwy C from Winkers Ln in the Millville area to Hwy 133 (approximately 6 miles) was 75F, sunny and calm. There were Hackberry Emperor butterflies covering the roads in spots along the whole drive.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 11

Rob Pendergast

Location: Swamp Rd - Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

Birding the eastern side of the road.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 11

Joan Vennie

Location: various country roads NW Dane Co.
Dane County

93 degrees, partly cloudy. Quick stops along some of my favorite country roads.

Jun 11

Terry Mortier

Location: Pioneer trail Douglas county forest
Douglas County

Warm partly cloudy, rain earlier. sudden drop in temp and thick fog put an end to butterflying.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Jun 11

Mike Reese

Location: Carver-Roehl Park
Rock County

Jun 11

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In the driveway, yard, and fields near our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Sunny, 74 degree early morning.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 11

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Kinnickinnic State Park, Pink Trail
Pierce County

Common Ringlets were extremely abundant throughout, especially where the trail crosses the main road near the entrance

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 11

Susan Mayer

Location: T35N R8W Section 35 my lawn
Rusk County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 11

Fred Dike

Location: S Albany St, Spring Green
Sauk County

Sunny, Slight breeze, 80s

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 11

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Rd, 1/2 mile w of Hwy 42
Oconto County

No numbers today. Just butterflies present

Jun 11

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

Jun 11

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Jun 11

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Froemming Park
Milwaukee County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 11

John Davis

Location: My house in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

Early morning before 10am, hot, humid, with a slight breeze. Could count up to 12 Hackberry Emperors on the side of the house with more in the garden beds

Jun 11

Mike Doud

Location: Hawk Island Road, Black River Falls
Jackson County

Very large swallow tail butterfly feeding on flowers at waterfront house on the Black River near DNR owned property with lots of prickly ash.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 11

Rory Williams

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Seven Six Spotted Tiger Beetles and three different species of bumblebees.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

European Skipper

European Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 12

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In the fields and along the trails by our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Breezy, 70 degree morning.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

White Admiral

White Admiral

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 12

Devin Corbin

Location: Private property in southern Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Lots of butterflies on the wing, including several tiger swallowtails, crescents and satyrs that were too frenetic to ID with confidence, much less photograph.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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

Jun 12

David Czoschke

Location: Tuleta Hill Prairie Conservancy
Green Lake County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 12

Rory Williams

Location: Wild Goose Trail and Horicon
Dodge County

I believe this is the most Baltimores I have seen in one day. They were just out patrolling and would not sit for a good picture. Also saw two Six Spotted Tiger Beetles. Incidental while biking and bird watching.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Viceroy

Viceroy

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 12

Steve Tomczyk

Location: Sharon
Walworth County

First sighting of the year! It was a small Monarch. Hitting my Orange Gerbera Daisies.

Jun 12

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In the yard and fields by our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Lots of butterfly activity on the wildflowers, especially in our fields. Also saw a hummingbird moth. Sunny 80 degree afternoon.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Monarch

Monarch

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

White Admiral

White Admiral

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Jun 12

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Sauk Prairie State Recreation Area
Sauk County

89 degrees. Some rain puddles but very limited butterflies. Only got half way through our route when blocked by fallen tree. 10 species plus Clay-colored Sparrow and Bell's Vireo.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jun 12

Mike Reese

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
Dane County

Just on the wooded side of the road.

Jun 12

John McCaw

Location: Humboldt Park
Milwaukee County

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Jun 12

Kassie Poye

Location: Helvetia, my personal garden
Waupaca County

Incidental sighting, as I walked by my pollinator garden this butterfly was enjoying the flowers.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 12

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: UW Arb - Curtis Prairie far E
Dane County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 12

Jay Watson

Location: 4082 Hill Rd, Greenleaf, WI
Brown County

Seen in the backyard in the garden.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

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

Jun 12

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

Jun 12

Izzy Schuch

Location: Sauk City Wisconsin River
Sauk County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 12

Sarah Everts

Location: Private farm on Green Hollow Rd, La Farge
Vernon County

2 Red-spotted Purples fluttering on trunk of a tree within lower branches 10' up.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 12

David Czoschke

Location: Tichora Conservancy
Green Lake County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 12

Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh, North Unit
Dane County

Jun 12

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, I walked the trail along the Milwaukee River from the west parking lot to the floating pier.
Ozaukee County

Hot and partly cloudy. Lots of Ebony Jewelwings and American Rubyspots on the pier.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Midland Clubtail

Midland Clubtail

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

American Rubyspot

American Rubyspot

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 12

Lynne Roberts

Location: My home, County W, east of Baraboo, near Luebke Landing
Sauk County

Lots of Hackberry Emperors on the sunny side of the house yesterday and today. I counted 11 this morning. The one in the picture is sitting in my turnips.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 13

Patrick Ready

Location: Mazomanie Dog Training Area
Dane County

Most species were in the main parking lot. Sunny & hot morning.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 13

Patrick Ready

Location: Waubesa Wetlands SNA
Dane County

East path off Lalor Ln. Lots of clover in bloom.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

European Skipper

European Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 13

Rob Pendergast

Location: Elm and Swamp Rds - Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

Birding - the Copper was on Elm Rd just south of W and the Purple was on Swamp.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 13

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Highway 70 Bog 13 miles east of Fifield
Price County

0.5 miles east of Forest Road 137 on the south side of Hwy 70. One of our Bog Fritillary monitoring sites. We surveyed the roadsides and the bog. Both of the butterflies were on the bog.

Jun 13

Ryan Brady

Location: My home just west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Jun 13

Cynthia Bridge

Location: Benson Lake Rd
Marinette County

~15 mile stretch. Retraced some of my Amberg BBS route. 1000-1345

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

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

Jun 13

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Caroline Lake Bog
Iron County

One of our Bog Fritillary long-term monitoring sites. The Brown Elfin and the checkerspot were on the bog; the other butterflies were in the shrub-savanna as we exited the bog.

Jun 13

Mary Roen

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

This butterfly was on the ground near my pollinator garden.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Jun 13

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In the yard and fields by our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Partly sunny 80 degree day.

Monarch

Monarch

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

White Admiral

White Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 13

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

From the Larson trailhead south 1.5 miles.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 13

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie Trails - G Segment
Winnebago County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 13

John Morrissey

Location: Cross Plains, my back yard (abuts a bluff)
Dane County

Saw one yesterday and one today. I need a good camera.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 13

Judith Huf

Location: Virmond Park
Ozaukee County

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 13

Richard André Rivard

Location: Lincoln Township
Polk County

At a gas station north of Amery, WI.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 13

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog northeast of Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

One of our Bog Fritillary long-term monitoring sites.

Jun 13

Molly Jahn

Location: E face of E Blue Mound, Town of Blue Mounds
Dane County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 13

Mike Reese

Location: Swamplovers Preserve
Dane County

Jun 13

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens northeast of Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

1/2 hour. We also saw at least 14 unidentified crescents/checkerspots.

Jun 13

Tom Poklen

Location: Newport State Park - Upland Trail and adjacent meadow
Door County

Goal today was finding Silvery Blues, a species I haven't seen since my sighting here on June 20, 2006. Mission accomplished!

Monarchs were everywhere. Saw at least a dozen mated pairs.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Monarch

Monarch

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

American Lady

American Lady

★ = New county photo record

Jun 13

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh - Madison, WI
Dane County

Jun 13

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center - the trail from Heron Pond on the east edge of the property up to Compass Hill.
Ozaukee County

Clear and hot - Lots of dragonflies around Heron Pond.

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 13

John McCaw

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Long Dash

Long Dash

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 14

Mike Reese

Location: Hardscrabble Prairie SNA
Lafayette County

Dry without much in flower for nectar sources yet. I just walked the trail and the left side up the big hill, I was going to do the other side but got distracted by the damselflies. For the first time ever, I saw the female half eaten while the male was still flying around with her attached.

Aurora Damsel

Aurora Damsel

Springwater Dancer

Springwater Dancer

Jun 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Lyman Lake Bog
Douglas County

One of our Bog Fritillary long-term monitoring sites. We also surveyed some of the roadsides fronting the bog.

Jun 14

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

It was a warm day, but lots of wind thus not many sitings. I did witness for the first time, a Cabbage White butterfly ovipositing on Tower Mustard so that was fun.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jun 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog on Foxboro-Chaffee Road
Douglas County

Two miles west of Hwy 35. We surveyed the bog and roadsides as part of our Bog Fritillary long-term monitoring. The Tawny-edged Skipper was on the bog 200 meters from the road.

Jun 14

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Humboldt Park
Milwaukee County

Jun 14

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Capital Springs Dog Park, Madison
Dane County

Great place for dog exercise and butterfly surveys, as the maintenance crew keeps it walkable, but retains prairie plants for pollinators. I only had my cell phone camera, and I was a little distracted today--I know there are many more species and butterflies here every day. But this is what I counted today during a brief glance around. It was a slightly windy day; partly sunny; 81F.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 14

Megan Giefer

Location: Beaver Creek Reserve
Eau Claire County

Found around the reserve.

Jun 14

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 14

Jim Kabrhel

Location: Lower Henry Schuette Park
Manitowoc County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 14

Kate Redmond

Location: Cedarburg Bog
Ozaukee County

Beautiful (magic) day - big flight of emerald dragonflies.

Brush-tipped Emerald

Brush-tipped Emerald

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jun 14

Dan Abel

Location: Lower wolf river bottoms herb behnkie unit, shiocton
Outagamie County

Seen while birding. More seen but not I'd,. Walking trails through grassy ,marshy savannah.

Jun 14

Dan Abel

Location: Lower wolf river bottoms herb behnkie unit, shiocton
Outagamie County

Seen while birding. More seen but not I'd,. Walking trails through grassy ,marshy savannah.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

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

Jun 14

Patrick Ready

Location: Pleasant Valley SNA
Dane County

Walked the path toward the marsh. Sunny, 85.

Monarch

Monarch

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 14

Ethan Brown

Location: Various prairies
Portage County

Many deer flies and robber flies.

Jun 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Minong Bog
Washburn County

About 9 miles ESE of Minong. This is a Bog Fritillary and Bog & Dorcas Copper site. We surveyed the bog (found no butterflies) and both sides of Hwy 77 (where all butterflies were seen).

Jun 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Moose Junction bogs
Douglas County

A bog on each side of Hwy 35 north of Moose Junction. Part of our Bog Fritillary long-term monitoring.

Jun 14

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Ice Age Trail, Madison and Verona segments north of Verona Library
Dane County

Was windy today so numbers still seemed low. FOY Banded Hairstreak landed briefly on my bright red shirt. Lots of milkweed now in bloom south of McKee.

Jun 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: County A Bogs
Douglas County

North Bear Lake and Bear Lake Bogs east of County A, and east & west roadsides fronting each bog. These are Bog Fritillary long-term monitoring sites. We also saw an unidentified Speyeria.

Jun 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Milchesky Road Bogs
Douglas County

Two bogs south of the road. Part of our Bog Fritillary long-term monitoring. We also surveyed the roadsides of the "1.15" mile bog. The Bog Fritillary was on the 1.15 bog, which is usually less good than the 1.75 bog for that species. We saw one unidentified Atlantis or Aphrodite Fritillary.

Jun 14

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Our backyard, 80's, sunny

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

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

Jun 14

Pamela Skaar

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA, Black Earth, WI
Dane County

10:15 - 11:30, 0.65 miles

Jun 14

John Morrissey

Location: Cross Plains, my back yard
Dane County

I've seen this twice this year, first opportunity to snag a picture.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 15

Judith Huf

Location: my garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

While gardening I spotted a female Black Swallowtail laying eggs on parsley where there were already a couple of caterpillars. While I was photographing them, a Least Skipper landed nearby, so I got a photo of it as well.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 15

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Sunny with some wind, 75 degrees observed between 3-4 p.m. It really looked like the "Summer" Spring Azure was ovipositing on the Swamp Milkweed buds. Although Milkweed was not on the list I checked it did say that the Azure Butterfly has been reported to use many different flower buds.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jun 15

Tom Poklen

Location: The Ridges Sanctuary
Door County

Mustard White

Mustard White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Long Dash

Long Dash

Monarch caterpillar (3rd instar)

Monarch caterpillar (3rd instar)

Jun 15

Ryan Brady

Location: My house west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Jun 15

Fred Dike

Location: Shea Prairie
Iowa County

80s, mostly sunny, light breeze

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 15

Bob Leary

Location: Lawsonia golf course
Green Lake County

Hackberry bf alighted on my arm and would not leave while I was golfing. It rode along in my cart for over 400 yards and three miss hit golf shots.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 15

Joan Braune

Location: our house on the east side of Madison
Dane County

Jun 15

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glenwood City
St. Croix County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 15

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Drummond Bogs
Bayfield County

Kettlehole bogs at Crane lake, Roger Lake, and two separate floating bogs at Wishbone Lake. These are Bog Fritillary long-term monitoring sites. All of the Bog Fritillaries were at Wishbone Lake, where the 7 seen on the southwest bog is our 2nd highest count out of 38-39 Bog Fritillary sites surveyed during their flight this year. 1st place is Glocke Lake with 27 Bog Frits, and third place is a tie between 4 Bayfield County bogs with 3 Bog Frits each.

Jun 15

Mike Reese

Location: Nakoma neighborhood, Madison
Dane County

The second generation of the Cabbage Whites is in full force here.

Jun 15

Pat Duss

Location: In our yard on Dandelions
Chippewa County

Long Dash, Least Skipper

Long Dash, Least Skipper

Jun 15

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Friend's home near McFarland.
Dane County

Saw the Hickory Hairstreak (1st of the season) while checking out the milkweed growing near my friend's garden. Sunny 72 degree morning.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jun 15

Edgar Spalding

Location: Marshall Park in Madison, on the west edge of Lake Mendota
Dane County

A group of five banded hairstreaks was the first I have seen this season.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 15

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Waterloo Prairie SNA
Jefferson County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 15

Mary Roen

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

The Fritillary was feeding on clover in my lawn and the Checkerspot was on a garage door window.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 15

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Snapper Prairie SNA
Jefferson County

1 Black Swallowtail butterfly and 1 caterpillar on Golden Alexander.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

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

Jun 15

Fred Dike

Location: Kalscheur Savanna
Iowa County

80s, partly cloudy, light breeze

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 15

Mary Roen

Location: Alexander Savanna, River Falls WI
Pierce County

This butterfly was along a trail in a prairie next to an oak savanna.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 15

Megan Giefer

Location: Beaver Creek Reserve
Eau Claire County

Found on them south trails

Jun 15

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Pine Lake Bog
Bayfield County

Kettlehole bog west of Forest Road 236. This is a Bog Fritillary long-term monitoring site.

Jun 15

John Morrissey

Location: Cross Plains, my back yard
Dane County

Haven't seen nearly as many tawny's this year compared to last

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 15

Jim Kabrhel

Location: My Garage
Manitowoc County

This beautiful Viceroy flew into our garage. I helped it out and it flew away.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 15

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Glacial-Drumlin Tr, about 2 mi W of L. Mills
Jefferson County

All bronze coppers on stinging nettles.

100s of Least Skippers nectaring on abundant red & sweet clovers, black medic flowers.

Interesting Soldier Fly (Family Stratiomyidae) - we have never seen such an elegant fly in WI. Adults nectar, larva aquatic.

Soldier Fly (Family Stratiomyidae)

Soldier Fly (Family Stratiomyidae)

Soldier Fly (Family Stratiomyidae)

Soldier Fly (Family Stratiomyidae)

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 15

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Star Lake Rd
Oconto County

Jun 15

Mary Roen

Location: DeSanctis Park, River Falls, WI
Pierce County

This butterfly was feeding on flowers in a prairie in the park.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 15

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Three Clam Lake Bogs
Ashland County

Bog east of Twin Lakes (where we saw the Bog Fritillary, a bog on Wilderness Road 2.3 miles west of County Hwy GG, and the National Forest part of the bog SW of the junction of County Highways M and GG. We also surveyed the roadsides at these. This is our 2nd recent Red-spotted Purple sighting along Forest Road 182 fronting Twin lakes Bog.

Jun 15

Pat Fojut

Location: Ice Age Trail - Chaffee Creek segment
Marquette County

Coloma, WI
DOT rest area 81
walked to underpass that was underwater

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Jun 16

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Yahara River Trail by Admunson Park in Stoughton.
Dane County

Drought is very visible in the park. Grass is brown and crunchy and many wildflowers are wilted. Sunny, 75 degree early afternoon.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 16

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Wood County Wildlife Area
Wood County

High temperature 82 degrees, sunny, moderate breeze. We both took photographs. We also saw an unidentified Sulphur. We saw 19 species (without the Sulphur). Very enjoyable!

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jun 16

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Searched for butterflies and bees for MPM Bioblitz 2021 and found an interesting robber fly with gold coloring on Oak woodland leaf litter and a mantispid fly on cow parsnip.

mantid fly

mantid fly

Laphria aktis/sericea

Laphria aktis/sericea

Jun 16

Mary Roen

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

This Compton Tortoiseshell landed on the side of our house.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

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

Jun 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Port Wing bogs
Bayfield County

Bibon Lake Bog and the bog inside Port Wing Boreal Forest (PWBF) west unit. These are Bog Fritillary long-term monitoring sites. Bibon Lake is the phenologically slowest bog we survey in Wisconsin, and PWBF is the 2nd slowest. Their Bog Fritillaries might have been early in their flight periods today.

Jun 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Lost Creek Slough Bog
Bayfield County

A Bog Fritillary long-term monitoring site. We also surveyed the roadsides.

Jun 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Two Bark Bay bogs
Bayfield County

The floating sedge bog on Bark Bay Slough, the bog south of Bark Bay Road, and the roadsides between them. We saw 3 Bog Fritillaries on each bog, which puts them in a 4-way tie for the bogs with our highest Bog Fritillary counts this year. The Slough bog is one of our Bog Fritillary long-term monitoring site, but we don't usually survey the south bog.

Jun 16

Kate Redmond

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

Beautiful day. Marsh Bluets everywhere.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

horse fly

horse fly

Ichneumon therion

Ichneumon therion

Jun 16

John McCaw

Location: Nojoshing Trail (WE Energies Grasslands)
Milwaukee County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 16

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

75 and sunny

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

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

Jun 16

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 16

Richard André Rivard

Location: River Falls Township
Pierce County

Foster garden.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 16

Deanna Nelson Weber

Location: Rhinelander, WI - S Shore Parkway
Oneida County

I live in the Madison, WI area. First time seeing a White Admiral!

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 16

Mike Reese

Location: Sohlberg Silver Lake SNA
Adams County

This site is wooded with a lake and surrounding beautiful sedge meadows. There were many dragonflies here.

Jun 16

John Morrissey

Location: Cross Plains, my back yard
Dane County

This tawny alighted on a baby deer bone my grave-robbing beagle puppy found in the woods.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jun 16

Mike Reese

Location: Quincy Bluffs and Wetlands SNA
Adams County

Beautiful sunny day but there wasn't much in flower here, and I was walking mostly in wooded areas just on the west side.

Jun 16

Fred Dike

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

around 80 degrees, mostly sunny, light breeze

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 16

Pam Campbell

Location: Jim Falls
Chippewa County

Incidental while birding.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jun 17

John Morrissey

Location: Cross Plains, my back yard
Dane County

Three tawney emperors today. Much less than last year. Easier to spot with as the local hackberry emperor flight diminshes.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jun 17

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Was excited to have a Coral Hairstreak join our prairie restoration work this morning!

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jun 17

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Happy Hollow and Pratt Roads
Bayfield County

Area is about 6 miles east of Cornucopia. Butterflies seen incidental to stopping to look and listen about 14 times along 9 miles of roadway for bird watching. It was not good butterfly weather but the European Skippers were so abundant we still saw lots of them. We counted 1200 Eur. Skippers but this is an undercount because we tried to focus on other butterflies and birds.

Jun 17

Cathy Nevitt

Location: My front yard on Love Creek Ave, Plover WI
Portage County

I saw this Admiral beauty in the late afternoon.
So gorgeous that it caught my eye, so we did a photo shoot!

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 17

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: One miles southwest of Cornucopia
Bayfield County

Highway 13 roadside near Klemik Road, and another spot close by.

Jun 17

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Siskiwit River Estuary Preserve
Bayfield County

Trails north of Siskiwit River, eastern edge of Cornucopia.

Jun 17

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

Jun 17

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

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

All hairstreaks on young oaks.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 17

Rebecca Key

Location: Town of White River
Ashland County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jun 17

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

A beautiful, but gusty, afternoon. I walked the east and west prairie trails. The Pearl Crescent number (they were mostly on the east prairie) is probably an undercount.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Azure Bluet

Azure Bluet

Jun 17

Mary Backus

Location: Mountain Bay Trail
Marathon County

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Long Dash

Long Dash

Mustard White

Mustard White

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Asilus sericeus (robber fly)

Asilus sericeus (robber fly)

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 17

Mike Reese

Location: south Madison
Dane County

Sightings seen while on a four mile walk

Jun 17

Jackie Wildstar

Location: Arbor Vitae, on the west shore of Big Arbor Vitae Lake
Vilas County

Saw only one, over twenty years ago there would usually be about ten around at a time. Was on sandy beach shore at Woodland Beach Resort

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 18

David Wittrock

Location: Headwaters Wilderness,
Forest County

Along Pine River Road.

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

White Admiral

White Admiral

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 18

John McCaw

Location: My Home
Milwaukee County

Jun 18

John Morrissey

Location: Cross Plans, my backyard
Dane County

Jun 18

John McCaw

Location: Nojoshing Trail (WE Energies Grassland)
Milwaukee County

Jun 18

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Root River Pkwy Section 16 in Oak Creek
Milwaukee County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 18

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Caroline Lake Bog
Iron County

We surveyed the bog, and also two short roadside segments where we find Dorcas Coppers later in the year.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 18

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens northeast of Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

Hot & dry and many butterflies were too active to identify. We saw >80 unidentified crescent/checkerspots.

Jun 18

Dan Abel

Location: Mosquito hill prairie area,. New London.
Outagamie County

Alot not I'd,d. Mostly skippers and checkerspots.

Jun 18

Rory Williams

Location: Wiouwash Trail from GG Parking Area
Winnebago County

Incidental while biking Wiouwash Trail starting at the GG parking lot. Over half of the species were seen in the quarter mile of the SNA where the DNR burned this spring and the vegetation is so varied

Jun 18

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog northeast of Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

A 2nd survey to try to find more Bog Fritillaries here than on June 13.

Jun 18

Mike Reese

Location: Backyard, Nakoma neighborhood, Madison
Dane County

My first Banded Hairstreak of the year.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 18

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

Jun 18

Rory Williams

Location: Czech Drive
Waushara County

A few butterflies in the evening before "mothing" with banana mash. The mash did not bring in anything exotic

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 18

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Root River Pkwy Section 9 in Greendale
Milwaukee County

Jun 18

Peter Sveiks

Location: Bubolz Nature preserve
Outagamie County

The Great Spangled Fritillary were abundant today... :)

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 18

David Wittrock

Location: Thunder Lake SWA
Oneida County

Jun 18

John Davis

Location: On the bluff behind my house in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

Warm, humid, and sunny

The Banded Hairstreak landed on my gator when I drove through the gate opening, additionally there were lots of Hackberry Emperors and Little Wood-Satyrs in the woods

Jun 18

Mike Reese

Location: Rose Lake SNA
Jefferson County

Jun 18

Kim Lawler

Location: West edge of Spring Valley
Pierce County

On milkweed in window garden . Light breeze, eighties. O

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 18

Mike Reese

Location: Red Cedar Lake SNA
Jefferson County

Quick stop to see what access there was to this area. The Mourning Cloak looked very fresh.

Jun 19

Ruth Smith

Location: Waubesa Wetlands SNA
Dane County

Walked both sides of the row of oak trees. Lots of clover and milkweed for monarchs and other species and hairstreaks in the oaks

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 19

Marci Lanois

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway Hay Rd. to Muscoda
Iowa County

I drove the roads on the south side of the Wisconsin River including Avoca Prairie, Marsh Creek and an unnamed road. Temps around 80 degrees with winds 10-12mph.

Besides the butterflies on the checklist, I also saw 2 unidentified Sulphurs.

Jun 19

Janet Barthel

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

approx. 72 degrees, thunderstorm approx. 2 hours prior to survey, very humid

Jun 19

Nancy Meske

Location: Jefferson marsh off hwy 18
Jefferson County

moth

moth

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

European Skipper

European Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 19

Kerstyn Perrett

Location: Town of Scott
Crawford County

Jun 19

Richard André Rivard

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

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 19

Fred Dike

Location: Mud Lake
Columbia County

Jun 19

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bark Bay Bogs
Bayfield County

As on June 16 we surveyed Bark Bay Slough Bog (3 Bog Fritillaries today), the bog south of Bark Bay Road, and the roadsides in between. Of the 10 bogs we surveyed 2-3 different times during their local Bog Fritillary flights this year, Bark Bay Slough is one of only two sites where we saw Bog Fritillaries on two different dates. The other is Lost Creek Slough Bog. The Milbert's TS was at the Lost Creek Slough boat ramp.

Jun 19

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Lost Creek Slough Bog
Bayfield County

We also surveyed the roadsides (just White Admirals seen).

Jun 19

Jackie Wildstar

Location: Arbor Vitae, Helmenski Road, in wooded area across from Woodland Beach Resort
Vilas County

Slightly bent upper wings but mobile still, mostly just chilled on grasses

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 19

Deb Studley

Location: Jackson Township
Burnett County

On common milkweed

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 19

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Pleasant Valley SNA
Dane County

Jun 19

Rebecca Key

Location: Town of White River
Ashland County

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 19

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Perimeter of Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 19

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Northern section of the Yahara River Trail in Stoughton
Dane County

Lots of ripe wild strawberries on the ground along the trail. Milkweed is just starting to bloom. Also saw several Grass-Skippers that were too far away to identify. Sunny, breezy, 75 degree morning.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 19

Ruth Smith

Location: Hook Lake SNA
Dane County

Walked in from the road to the tree line, about 1 mile total.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 19

Kerstyn Perrett

Location: Town of Scott
Crawford County

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jun 19

Terry Mortier

Location: Stolte RD Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Warm, partly cloudy, early afternoon. I saw many unidentified skippers.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Long Dash

Long Dash

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Long Dash

Long Dash

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jun 19

Marci Lanois

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway on south side of Wisconsin River from Muscoda to Blue River.
Grant County

I drove the dirt roads just west of Muscoda off of Pine Rd. and Highbank Rd. Temps were in the low 80s with winds 10-12mph.

Jun 20

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Cross Plains SP - forest loop trail N of Old Sauk Pass Rd, along E side of ravine
Dane County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 20

Judith Huf

Location: Wehr Nature Center and Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

I participated in the 2021 BioBlitz. Although I was mainly doing birds, I looked at everything, especially lepidoptera.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

European Skipper

European Skipper

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

European Skipper

European Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 20

Pat Duss

Location: In our yard
Chippewa County

Mustard White

Mustard White

Jun 20

Jackie Wildstar

Location: Luceille Lane, Arbor Vitae, WI
Vilas County

In addition to my the single Monarch butterfly, I also counted at least six individual Monarch caterpillars hanging out in a lovely milkweed stand further down the lane

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Jun 20

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Milwaukee County Sports Complex
Milwaukee County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 20

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA- G Segment
Winnebago County

Incidental in the morning while removing invasives

Jun 20

Amelia Kirchoff

Location: Posillipo farm Viola WI
Vernon County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 20

Karen Frisque

Location: Town of cloverland, 1288 Moonlite Dr
Vilas County

Northern Pearly-eye (Enodia anthedon) It is resting on our birdbath near my flower garden filled with lots of natives. It’s the first I’ve ever seen.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 21

Fred Dike

Location: Ridgeway Pine Relict
Iowa County

high 60s, breezy, mostly sunny

European Skipper

European Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 21

Fred Dike

Location: Gov Dodge State Park
Iowa County

about 70 degrees, mostly sunny, breezy

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 21

Victoria Palen

Location: Section 36, Town of Arpin
Wood County

I saw more Baltimore Checkerspot butterflies than I have ever seen before at this location. I have not seen any anywhere else.

Jun 21

Jacob Collison

Location: Horicon Marsh
Dodge County

Jun 21

Rebecca Key

Location: Town of White River
Ashland County

Black Swallowtail caterpillars

Black Swallowtail caterpillars

Jun 21

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Early morning and a little cool. Many moths where we were working in the woods. Especially the pretty little White Spotted Sable was abundant.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

White-spotted Sable (moth)

White-spotted Sable (moth)

Jun 21

Fern Springs

Location: My property in Garden Valley
Jackson County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 21

Mike Reese

Location: Bike Trail between Midvale and Odana, Madison
Dane County

partly sunny and 66 degrees

Jun 21

Devin Corbin

Location: Private property at southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

A cool morning after a rain, which seemed to slow this Red Spotted Purple down enough so that it could be photographed.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

★ = New county photo record

Jun 21

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glenwood City
St. Croix County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

European Skipper

European Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 21

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Lincoln Park
Milwaukee County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 21

Fred Dike

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Breezy, mostly sunny, about 70 degrees

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Laphria aktis/sericea, Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Laphria aktis/sericea, Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Port Wing Boreal Forest State Natural Area
Bayfield County

Parking areas and roadsides

Jun 22

Rory Williams

Location: Interurban Bike Trail
Sheboygan County

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

European Skipper

European Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 22

Cathy Olyphant

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

Sitting atop a Green Pepper plant

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jun 22

JE Cooper

Location: Valton area
Sauk County

Banded hairstreaks on yarrow in the meadow or at woods edge. Fritillarys all over the red clover.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 22

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

I walked from the Interpretive Center to the Ephemeral pond and back down through the swamp. 20 species of dragonflies and the biggest Laphria robber fly I've ever seen.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

White-spotted Sable (moth)

White-spotted Sable (moth)

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Jun 22

Ann Thering

Location: Blue Mounds State Park
Iowa County

Jun 22

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glenwood City
St. Croix County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 22

Mary Roen

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

This butterfly was on a blossom of a milkweed plant.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 22

Patrick Ready

Location: Military Ridge Trail west of Verona
Dane County

Rode my bike out. Most species were seen south of Hwy PD.

Jun 22

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: The prairies at Lake Kegonsa State Park
Dane County

Beautiful day, light wind, 72 degrees.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 22

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Butterfly observations while checking on the Bluebird boxes.

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 22

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Botham Tract of Barneveld Prairies
Iowa County

Scores of Virginia Ctenucha Moths (Ctenucha virginica) in prairie plantings; almost every other step flushed 1 (very abundant at all prairies visited the last 8 or so days).
Many fritillaries; many small checkerspots/crescents.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

stink bug with Virginia Ctenucha

stink bug with Virginia Ctenucha

Reversed Haploa (moth)

Reversed Haploa (moth)

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jun 22

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Little Menomonee River Pkwy Section 1
Milwaukee County

Jun 22

Ashley Dodge

Location: Kenosha- Poerio Park
Kenosha County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 22

Marci Lanois

Location: George Meade Wildlife Area
Marathon County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Mustard White

Mustard White

Jun 23

John Morrissey

Location: Cross Plains, my backyard
Dane County

Jun 23

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Homer Road near Fennimore
Grant County

Mid 70's mostly sunny and breezy. The Great Spangled Fritillary were very intent at visiting a patch of Common Milkweed. One Dogbane patch was also very busy with butterflies.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jun 23

Scott and Ann Swengel

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

Two bogs north of Moose Junction, a bog on Foxboro-Chaffee Road, two bogs south of Milchesky Road, North Bear Lake and Bear Lake Bogs along County Hwy A, and Lyman Lake Bog. The Bog Copper was at the 2nd fastest site, Moose Junction E. A total of 8 Dorcas Coppers were on 6 bogs--all but Moose E and Foxboro-Chaffee. The other 4 Dorcas Coppers and the only Greenish Blue were on the east roadside of Bear Lake Bog. We also saw 11 unidentified Speyerias. The Atlantis Fritillary and Harris' Checkerspot counts are relatively high, especially for Atlantis after it has had several low years.

Jun 23

Mary Roen

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

This butterfly was flying amongst vegetation along a trail in the back of our farm.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 23

Jay Watson

Location: Dobson Tract Mississippi Valley Conservancy
La Crosse County

71.2F, 1.4 avg, 3.7 max wind; 50% cloud partly sunny.
emperor flyby not sure which species; brown flyby ID?

syrphid fly sp

syrphid fly sp

Laphria thoracica (robber fly)

Laphria thoracica (robber fly)

Laphria thoracica (robber fly)

Laphria thoracica (robber fly)

Laphria thoracica (robber fly)

Laphria thoracica (robber fly)

Laphria thoracica (robber fly)

Laphria thoracica (robber fly)

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

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

Jun 23

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Smith Drumlin Prairie SNA
Dane County

Very windy - about 15 mph, cloudy most of the walk.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Celery Looper (moth)

Celery Looper (moth)

Celery Looper (moth)

Celery Looper (moth)

Celery Looper (moth)

Celery Looper (moth)

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jun 23

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Minong Bog
Washburn County

Same site as on June 14. This site usually produces Dorcas Coppers earlier in the season than most other bogs, but not today. Everything but the Bog Coppers was along the roadside.

Jun 23

Jim Kabrhel

Location: Near Vietnam Veterans Park in Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Monarch

Monarch

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 23

Patrick Ready

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Walked out a mile into the wooded area but not up the bluff. As it warmed up the breeze picked up. Partly sunny, 75. Extras: Widow Skimmer, Common Whitetail & Leconte's Haploa Mouth.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Leconte's Haploa (moth)

Leconte's Haploa (moth)

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jun 23

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Cool and partly sunny. 10:30-11:30 am

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 23

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Camrock Co. Park
Dane County

Just a short loop through wooded area.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 23

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

Larson trailhead to the Friendship Trail. Cloudy.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 23

Devin Corbin

Location: Private property at southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

★ = New county photo record

Jun 23

Mike Reese

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
Dane County

Most of the Banded Hairstreaks were nectaring on New Jersey Tea, but one butterfly weed had 9 on it when I counted. This is the earliest I have seen an Atomosia sp. (robber fly).

Atomosia sp.

Atomosia sp.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jun 23

Ryan Brady

Location: White River State Wildlife Area near Hwy 13
Ashland County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 23

Rylie Yeazle

Location: Lake Redstone
Sauk County

1 on my balcony enjoying the cooler weather for the last 3 days

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 24

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glen Park, Springfield Township
St. Croix County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jun 24

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 24

Terry Mortier

Location: Standing Cedars SNA,
Polk County

Warm, cloudy, very light wind, early morning to11:00AM. Butterflies were very active many hackberry and tawny emperors. A large number of unidentified hairstreaks were chasing/swirling twenty or thirty feet off the ground in the tree tops.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Tawny Crescent

Tawny Crescent

Harvester

Harvester

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 24

Kim Lawler

Location: West edge of Spring Valley
Pierce County

85° humid. On milkweed Blossum by kitchen window garden

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 24

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

Lots of butterfly activity after a storm rolled through. I was doing restoration work so couldn’t get photos of many of my sitings. The Eastern-tailed blues have emerged as well as the Haploa moths. They were everywhere!

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 24

Dan Abel

Location: Mosquito hill nature area prairie restoration. New london
Outagamie County

Mostly cloudy but 80's. Breezy.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

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

Jun 24

Rory Williams

Location: Coughlin Nature Area
Winnebago County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 24

Fred Dike

Location: Korth Park
Jefferson County

breezy, overcast, about 70 degrees

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 24

Dawn Buxton

Location: Rural country side south of Marion.
Waupaca County

Very windy after a heavy thunderstorm. Moved this one from the middle of the road to some clover.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 24

Mary Roen

Location: East Baldwin, WI
St. Croix County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 24

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Warm, light wind, butterflies and deerflies were very active. I saw many unidentified hairstreaks. Quit counting long dash and european skippers.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Jun 24

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog near Morse
Ashland County

Jun 24

Joan Braune

Location: our backyard in Madison
Dane County

Jun 25

Ryan Brady

Location: Cranberry Creek Flowage off Cty Hwy L (and adjacent woodlands)
Douglas County

Lifer Two-spotted Skipper! Didn't see any others in immediate area but didn't walk around wetland much. Also the first Proctacanthus rufus I can recall seeing.

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Proctacanthus rufus

Proctacanthus rufus

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

Jun 25

Brooke Gilley

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 25

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Pleasent day, with off and on light fog.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Stink bug nymph

Stink bug nymph

Laphria canis/complex

Laphria canis/complex

Question Mark

Question Mark

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 25

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

Between HWY 10 and Medina Junction.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jun 25

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

It was a warm, partly cloudy day, just after a few rain showers. I saw lots of the usual butterflies, but have noticed a large hatch of Coral Hairstreaks, the likes of which we've never had before. I included a Reversed Haploa moth for good measure.

Dioctria hyalipennis (robber fly)

Dioctria hyalipennis (robber fly)

Dioctria hyalipennis (robber fly)

Dioctria hyalipennis (robber fly)

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Reversed Haploa (moth)

Reversed Haploa (moth)

Jun 25

John Morrissey

Location: Cross Plains, my backyard
Dane County

Tawny Emperors have been supplanted by Hackberry this summer here.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jun 25

Devin Corbin

Location: Private property at southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

★ = New county photo record

Jun 25

Ron Arnold

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

I came here late in the afternoon after the clouds broke enough to let in some sunshine. This was a scouting trip to see if the Regals had emerged yet. Craig Marks, an avid NABA counter/compiler from Louisiana is coming up next week to see some Wisconsin butterflies and I was hoping he would get a chance to see the Regals. This was only the second time that I've seen them and the first time I've gotten photos. The Nodding Thistles were about the only nectar source available, but there were just as many butterflies puddling along the roadway after yesterday's rain. I've never seen Cabbage Whites puddling before, so I managed to get this photo before they flew off.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Jun 25

Hayley Cramer

Location: Marathon City, Wisconsin
Marathon County

Just East of Marathon City on 4th street about a quarter mile outside of town on St. John’s Wort plants.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 25

Rory Williams

Location: Hay Road - School Property
Winnebago County

Also five Six Spotted Tiger Beetles. They were on the boardwalk bordered by forest foliage and not on the gravel road??

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Question Mark

Question Mark

Long Dash

Long Dash

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 25

Fern Springs

Location: Trapped in my potting shed in Garden Valley.
Jackson County

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Jun 25

Mike Doud

Location: Hawk Island Rd, Black River Falls
Jackson County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jun 25

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Ice Age Trail, Madison and Verona segments north of Verona Library
Dane County

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jun 25

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

100% clouds, 68-73 degrees F, fog some of the time. The vegetation never dried out from the previous night's rain and butterflies weren't very active.

Jun 26

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

While birding. All before noon. Cloudy, breezy and cool.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jun 26

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Homer Road near Fennimore
Grant County

Drizzly rain and cloudy with temperatures in the low 70s. Although we saw butterflies it was not as busy as previous days this month at this location.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 26

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Saw the Silver-spotted Skipper in-between rain showers today. Nice surprise, as I've seen very few butterflies in my gardens this year. Cloudy, 75 degree afternoon.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 26

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

Jun 27

D Nussbaum

Location: Emmons Creek Road
Portage County

Late afternoon after a rainy day.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee

Asilus sericeus (robber fly)

Asilus sericeus (robber fly)

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

★ = New county photo record

Jun 27

Mary Roen

Location: Alexander Savanna, River Falls, WI
Pierce County

This butterfly was flying about in the wooded area of Alexander Savanna south of River Falls, WI

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 27

Peter Gorman

Location: Blue River Sand Barrens State Natural Area
Grant County

Seen on Spreading Dogbane and Common Milkweed

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jun 27

Terry Mortier

Location: County forest and bogs Pioneer trail, Milchesky rd, hwy A and school forest road,
Douglas County

Warm,light winds and rain showers early. Dorcas copper(?) was in the bog off Milchesky rd.

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Jun 27

Marci Lanois

Location: My yard in La Valle.
Sauk County

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jun 27

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh in Madison
Dane County

Jun 27

Rebecca Key

Location: Town of White River
Ashland County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 27

Elizabeth Oseid

Location: 113 E Klubertanz backyard
Dane County

Enjoying my shasta daisies

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 27

Dawn Wroblewski

Location: Plover
Portage County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 27

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

There's now more butterfly activity in my yard with my milkweed blooming. Partly sunny, breezy, 75 degree afternoon.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 27

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Sunny, mid 70s.

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

American Copper

American Copper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jun 27

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

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

Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (moth)

Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (moth)

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jun 27

Megan Giefer

Location: Beaver Creek Reserve
Eau Claire County

Jun 27

Fred Dike

Location: Shovelers sink
Dane County

mid 70s, mostly cloudy, slight breeze

Jun 27

Rob Pendergast

Location: Lake Joanis - Schmeeckle Reserve
Portage County

Photos were from the area of native plants south of Lake Joanis. Red Milkweed Beetle and Virginia Ctenucha Moth were nice bonuses.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Red Milkweed Beetle

Red Milkweed Beetle

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Virginia Ctenucha (moth)

Virginia Ctenucha (moth)

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 27

Dick Mccarthy

Location: Navarino wildlife area
Shawano County

Was on pathway along dykes.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 27

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Hit spots along Co. Rd. O and then along Stolte Road. Butterflies were mainly on common, swamp, or butterfly milkweeds. High point of the day was finding two Two-spotted Skippers--it's been 29 years since I've found this species on my own. Strangely, the butterfly milkweed was attracting no hairstreaks.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

White Admiral

White Admiral

Long Dash

Long Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 27

Edgar Spalding

Location: Where Minnow Creek Rd crosses the Bad River in Morse Township near Mellen
Ashland County

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Jun 27

Judith Huf

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

A little early in the day for optimum butterfly watching, also cloudy with drizzle. 7-10am Lots of Ctenucha virginica moths too.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 27

Jen Beth

Location: Delton twsp
Sauk County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 27

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA - Oakridge Segment
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing last of blooming wild parsnip. Most of the butterflies were very worn.

Jun 28

Mary Roen

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

I saw several of these butterflies along a trail between a prairie and a tree line.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jun 28

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: County Grounds Park
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 28

Ruth Smith

Location: Avon Bottoms State Wildlife area, Smith Road
Rock County

Walked in to the creek, half a mile each way

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 28

Thomas J Hickey

Location: my Monarch Way Station Garden, i n MIlwaukee
Milwaukee County

Mourning Cloak was resting on sidewalk, pumping its wings in the sunlight early this morning in my Monarch Way Station garden

Jun 28

Ruth Smith

Location: Muralt Bluff SNA
Green County

!00s of yellow sulphur butterflies, but only saw 2 fritillaries today.
78F. No wind.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 28

Peg Skold

Location: Forest edge near Alma
Buffalo County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 28

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Oak Creek Parkway Section 1 - south end of Grant Park
Milwaukee County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 28

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Just a few butterflies because we were out early working in the wet woods removing invasive plants. (Lots of moths however.) My camera is in the shop after an accident yesterday, so only an iPhone photo today.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jun 28

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

While birding, all before noon. Heat & humidity ramping up fast. More than a dozen Baltimore Checkerspots on a single flowering shrub.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Jun 28

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Outagamie County

The southern half mile.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jun 28

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Our home in Shorewood Hills
Dane County

Late morning in a patch of bee balm just starting to bloom.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 28

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

Medina Jct. to Outagamie County and a bit of Medina Jct. Road. Partly sunny changing to cloudy and windy a little before noon.

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jun 28

Rebecca Key

Location: Town of White River
Ashland County

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 28

John Morrissey

Location: Cross Plans, my backyard
Dane County

They like dog poop in the morning.

Emperors

Emperors

Jun 28

Pamela Skaar

Location: Cherokee Marsh NRA -East Trailhead
Dane County

9:34-10:42, 73-76 F, S wind 6-8 mph. Pearly Eye on scat in woods. Both alfalfa fields have been mowed. Barn Swallows feeding on butterflies flying over field.

Jun 28

Betsy Hauser

Location: West side, Madison WI 53717
Dane County

This beauty was probably recovering from "birth" on my deck, flexing it's wings, sunning, resting. 10:00 am.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jun 28

Rebecca Key

Location: Town of White River
Ashland County

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jun 28

Urban Ecology Center

Location: Riverside Park (Urban Ecology Center)
Milwaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 28

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Baxter's Hollow
Sauk County

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jun 28

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Jun 28

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Beal Rd.
Burnett County

Jun 28

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Rettenmund Prairie SNA
Dane County

Many hairstreaks on butterfly milkweeds at S. end near woods.

Many Fritillaries but few landing where I could get a good enough look for positive ID.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jun 28

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie Trail SNA - GG
Winnebago County

The hairstreak is badly worn but was in an oak savannah and I do not know of any hickory trees in the area. Incidental while removing wild parsnip.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 28

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Warnimont Park grassland adjacent to Lake Michigan
Milwaukee County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eastern ta

Eastern ta

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jun 28

Mary Roen

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

This butterfly was along a trail in a prairie.

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Jun 28

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

We surveyed about half of our Regal Fritillary/Gray Copper long-term monitoring sites (each surveyed beginning in 1997-2001) plus another plot that has both species. We walked about 7 miles in the grassland on these transects and >4 miles to get to the transects. Great Spangled Fritillary #s are unusually high at Buena Vista this year. So far the Aphrodite Fritillary counts are below average, but maybe they are still climbing toward their peak.

Jun 28

Kate Gossfeld

Location: Town of How
Oconto County

I saw this Northern Pearly-eye resting in the sun on the side of my house before it flew into the woods.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 28

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard gardens in Stoughton.
Dane County

Cloudy, humid, 75 degree early afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 29

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Mourning Cloak nectaring on milkweed. And our first Black Swallowtail caterpillar of the year, feeding on rue.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Jun 29

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Beal Rd
Burnett County

Jun 29

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie Trails SNA - GG Segment
Winnebago County

In the rain but still found butterflies as we were removing invasive plants from sedge grasses. The spring azures can almost always be found among the purple stemmed Angelica??

Jun 29

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

Amazing afternoon, once the thunderstorm passed!

Jun 29

Ruth Smith

Location: Ice Age Trail, Swamplovers Cross Plain section
Dane County

Lots of flowers blooming everywhere. One butterfly bush had over 40 Banded hairstreaks. Common Wood Nymphs were also in abundance.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 29

Eric Volden

Location: Pine River hike/bike trail west of Gotham
Richland County

This was a hike on the Pine River Hike/Bike trail which led into a marshy area with some riparian trailside trees. Dozens of Dion Skippers were using milkweeds and the Silver-bordered Fritillaries seemed to prefer the Marsh Hedge Nettle. The Banded Hairstreaks were in an area with hickory and oak trees.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

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

Jun 29

Kate Gossfeld

Location: Town of How, Residential garden.
Oconto County

We have a variety of species living in our 5 acre wildflower field.

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 29

Craig Marks, Bob Harden

Location: Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area
Dunn County

Report submitted by Ron Arnold. Bob drove up from Arkansas and Craig flew in from Louisiana to look for butterflies with me in Wood County. It was raining in Wood County, so Bob and Craig kept driving until they found sunshine and ended up in Dunn County. Dragonfly photos by Bob Harden.

Jun 30

Rob Pendergast

Location: Townline Rd - Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

Walked a small stretch north of Co W - lots of puddles from the recent rains.

puddle party

puddle party

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aphrodite Fritillary, Meadow Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary, Meadow Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 30

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Greenfield Park pollinator garden
Milwaukee County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jun 30

Dave Hogg

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy, Town of Vermont
Dane County

Spent 90 minutes walking and recording, 3:00-4:30. 82 degrees, mix of sun and clouds, slight breeze. Surprises: no Baltimore checkerspots and no swallowtails.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jun 30

D Nussbaum

Location: Rat River
Winnebago County

Both Rat River parking lots on Hwy M.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jun 30

Jacob Collison

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Jun 30

Jacob Collison

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Jun 30

Rory Williams

Location: Howard Dog Park
Brown County

Went to several locations looking for Eyed Browns, thought we had one, but the photo says that we have two Appalachian Browns

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jun 30

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Went out to do some weeding and instead spent the time photographing and observing butterflies. This is my first sighting of a Fritillary Butterfly in my yard. Sunny, humid 85 degree day.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 30

Rebecca Key

Location: Town of White River
Ashland County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 30

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

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

Many hairstreaks about - Mostly coral.

Grape leaf Skeletonizer (moth)

Grape leaf Skeletonizer (moth)

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jun 30

Eric Volden

Location: Pine River Hike/Bike Trail
Richland County

along the trail near Gotham.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

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

Jun 30

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

1 Monarch cruising the garden like a male; two ovipositing. Approximately 50 eggs found on the milkweeds, along with two first instars.

Jun 30

Fred Dike

Location: Kalsheur Savanna
Iowa County

mostly sunny

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

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

Jun 30

Ginny Nelson

Location: My Middleton yard
Dane County

The hairstreaks were all on the blooming glade mallow.

Jun 30

Mary J Zaander

Location: Oriole Ln, Hayward
Sawyer County

A couple of pairs were furiously flitting about before landing on some ground vegetation.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 30

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Underwood Creek Pkwy Section 1
Milwaukee County

Jun 30

Devin Corbin

Location: Private property at southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

As always here, many unidentified skippers and crescents were also present. The common milkweed was just beginning to bloom, and a recent shower had many species puddling.

The spring azure appears to be the "Spring" Spring Azure variant, based on the more pronounced black markings.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

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

Jun 30

Megan Giefer

Location: Beaver Creek Reserve
Eau Claire County

Jun 30

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Outagamie County

North and south of Hunters Rd.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

European Skipper

European Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 30

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Jun 30

T Matthew

Location: Green Bay
Brown County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jun 30

Owen Boyle

Location: Urban yard
Dane County

Jun 30

John Morrissey

Location: Cross Plains, my back yard
Dane County

Jun 30

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glenwood City
St. Croix County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 30

Rory Williams

Location: Suamaco Calavera Spring Park
Brown County

Went looking for a Silver Bordered Fritillary. Found a great prairie and the woods was full of butterflies. A wonderful surprise

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

White Admiral

White Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

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

Jun 30

Fred Dike

Location: Shea Prairie
Iowa County

Sunny, 80s, slight breeze

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 30

Joan Rickert

Location: Pershing Wildlife Area western Taylor County
Taylor County

First time seeing a group of Blues. I was amazed! Saw lots of Sulphurs but couldn't get any pics.

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

'Summer' Spring Azure, Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure, Eastern Tailed-Blue

European Skipper

European Skipper