Butterfly sightings for July 2021

Jul 1

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Three Clam Lake bogs
Ashland County

Same sites as the June 15 report, except today we surveyed the eastern bog at Twin Lake, a Dorcas Copper/Frigga Fritillary shrubby bog, instead of the immediately adjacent drier western muskeg bog. Four of the Dorcas Coppers were on the eastern Twin lakes bog, and 1 other Dorcas Coppers was on the Twin Lakes roadside survey.

Jul 1

Kate Redmond

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

Seranaded on my walk around the boardwalk by a young Pileated Woodpecker.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Jul 1

Michelle Bak

Location: Grant Park
Milwaukee County

Along the 7 Bridges Trail, a pair of them flying together.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 1

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Odana Golf Course Butterfly Garden at end of parking lot
Dane County

Many monarchs laying eggs on abundant common milkweeds. Photo of newly emerged with empty chrysalis. One unidentified skipper.

Many dragonflies: 12 spotted, Widow skimmer, Amber, Halloween pennant, Green darner.

Monarch

Monarch

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 1

Randy Powers

Location: Worchester Township
Price County

Spruce Lane,11:30 Am - 1:30 Pm, 75 degrees, gusty winds, scattered clouds: Many of the butterfies I flush today, get carried away by the gusty winds. For the fourth year I search for copper butterflies on this weekend. Dorcas Coppers, still camera doesn't show that a pair was courting, and in another moment the Dorcas takes on a Northern Crescent for a Fleabane flower and wins after three bouts!

White Admiral

White Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Dorcas Copper, Northern Crescent

Dorcas Copper, Northern Crescent

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Jul 1

Patrick Ready

Location: Bearskin Lake Trail north of Harshaw
Oneida County

Rode my bike slowly starting in Harshaw and going about 4 miles north. Stopped at bridges and bog areas several times. Bonus species were Ebony Jewelwing and River Jewelwing along Bearskin Creek. Sunny beautiful day, 75+

River Jewelwing

River Jewelwing

European Skipper

European Skipper

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 1

Amelia Kirchoff

Location: Posillipo Farm
Richland County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 1

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie Trail G Segment
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing invasive plants.

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Monarch

Monarch

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Monarch

Monarch

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 1

Emma Lewis

Location: Deforest, WI
Dane County

Seen at our home in Deforest resting on a sunflower plant.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jul 1

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Pine Lake Bog
Bayfield County

Near Forest Road 236 about 15 miles south of Cornucopia. This is at least the 3rd time in the past 10-15 years that we have found more than 600 Bog Coppers on a walk through count here.

Jul 1

Susan Dietrich

Location: Flambeau Township, North Fork Road
Price County

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jul 1

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Noyes Park
Milwaukee County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jul 1

Ruth Smith

Location: Schurch-Thompson Prairie
Iowa County

Walked in from road to the creek by the tree line

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jul 1

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Fischer Creek Conservation Area, Cleveland
Manitowoc County

64 deg, sunny, breezy

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 1

Joan Vennie

Location: Military Ridge trail Verona
Dane County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 1

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: our backyard in Madison
Dane County

Jul 1

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Nice to see a Monarch caterpillar on my milkweed today. Also watched a ragged Monarch butterfly chasing away any other Monarch that landed on any of the flowers or flew into the area. Sunny 75 degree day.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 1

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: The prairie at Lake Farm County Park
Dane County

It was windy and the clouded sulphurs were very active and plentiful. I only saw two monarchs, and expected to see more. I saw a blue of some sort, but it flew away before I could get a photo or ID it. The Viceroys were good models today.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 1

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Noyes Park
Milwaukee County

Jul 1

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Uihlein Park
Milwaukee County

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Jul 1

Ruth Smith

Location: Schurch-Thompson Prairie
Iowa County

Walked in from the road all the way

Jul 1

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Midday, cool, sunny, and breezy. First time this year that I saw a lot of Monarchs.

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 1

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

80 degrees with hazy sun. Really pleased to see my first GRAY COPPER of summer. This was a short visit to look for the Copper.

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Jul 1

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Drummond Kettlehole bogs
Bayfield County

Crane Lake and East Roger Lake Bogs south of town, and two bogs at Wishbone Lake north of town. 160 Bog Coppers on the Wishbone Lake NW bog and 110 on Wishbone's SE bog are the 2nd and 3rd highest Bog Copper counts we got on 26 known Bog Copper sites surveyed during the local flight July 1-4. Wishbone NW has become a regular Dorcas Copper site (2 seen today) in the last 5-6 years, after almost a 30-year period before that when we saw no Dorcas Coppers there.

Jul 1

Devin Corbin

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

Mustard White

Mustard White

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 1

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog on Lost Land Lake Road
Bayfield County

About 10 miles west of Clam Lake,. We don't usually see Dorcas Coppers here. This Bog Copper count is the 4th highest total count out of 26 bogs we surveyed (higher counts were 649, 160, and 116, all on July 1) in the Bog and Dorcas Copper local flights July 1-4, and 5th highest index if measured per unit time or distance.

Jul 1

Scott and Ann Swengel

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

Also 0.5 miles east of Forest Road 137/Riley Lake Road. Our roadside survey here only found 1 European Skipper; the other butterflies were on the bog.

Jul 2

Deb Studley

Location: Jackson Township, owner's property
Burnett County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 2

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Minong Bog
Washburn County

Same site as we reported on June 14 and 23. This is a relatively high Bog Copper count for here, and a typical or slightly low Dorcas Copper count.

Jul 2

Randy Powers

Location: Worchester Township
Price County

Gates Lake road west of FR 508 "Federal" 74 degrees, Clear Sky, No wind today. A poor day for Copper butterflies, but lots of Baltimore Checkerspots and Monarchs. Twelve butterfly species observed!

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

White Admiral

White Admiral

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

long dash

long dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Jul 2

Jeannie van Vianen

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

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 2

Devin Corbin

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

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 2

Pam Campbell

Location: Lamb's Creek & wetland
Dunn County

80 degrees with hazy sun. All before 12:30pm.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Harvester

Harvester

Black Dash

Black Dash

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 2

Paul Doxsee

Location: Hull
Portage County

On swamp (red) milkweed

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jul 2

Marci Lanois

Location: Baxter's Hollow/Stone Pocket Rd
Sauk County

Temps around 68° with mild breeze.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 2

Mary Backus

Location: Mud Lake Bog
Marathon County

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

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

Jul 2

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Prairie area and Trails in Admunson Park in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny, breezy, 70 degree morning.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 2

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish Lake SWA,
Burnett County

Warm light wind. I saw a lot of skippers and hairstreaks that went unidentified.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 2

Nancy Meske

Location: Dorothy Carnes Park, prairie section
Jefferson County

Morning Cloaks on milkweed.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Monarch

Monarch

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 2

Stan Rehm

Location: UW Arboretum
Dane County

I've walked the Arboretum for 20 years; today was the most milkweed I've ever seen there. Kudos to the director and staff.

(pic: Black Swallowtail chrysalis on rue from our home garden)

Black Swallowtail (chrysalis)

Black Swallowtail (chrysalis)

Jul 2

KC Genteman

Location: W6170 St Hwy 95 Neillsville, WI 54456
Clark County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jul 2

Michelle Bak

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jul 2

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Our yard in town. Black swallowtail caterpillar on dill.

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 2

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Homer Road near Fennimore
Grant County

Sunny, no wind and upper 70's observed between 11 - 3:30. The Wild Bergamot is in full bloom and was obviously a recent hatch of Pearl Crescent. The Red-spotted Purple is definitely a Butterfly Survivor!

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 2

Kate Redmond

Location: Lake Twelve, Ozaukee Washington Land Trust property
Washington County

Jul 2

Mud Lake NABA Count

Location: Within a 15-mile diameter circle.
Columbia County

This was a annual butterfly count, within a 15-mile diameter circle, for the North American Butterfly Association (NABA). The count has now been conducted for 33 years! 5 people with close-focusing binoculars and cameras formed 3 parties, observed for 14 party-hours and found 506 butterflies of 38 species. This was the 5th highest species count in the 33 years.
We found 2 Acadian Hairstreaks which we had last seen a quarter of a century ago, so today's sighting may be a modern record for Columbia County. Two species were found in numbers that were the highest of the 33 years. Dion Skipper (9) and Broad-winged Skipper (4). The Broad-winged was seen only once before, in 2012.
Also, Mourning Cloaks were unusually prevalent (9), tieing the previous high. Also Monarchs had their 2nd highest numbers, second only to 2018.
Goose Pond is within the circle and was surveyed by Madison Audubon Society. Their results will be added in and published by NABA.
Thanks to counters Douglas Buege, Karl and Dorothy Legler, Fred Dike, and Jim Otto. Photo of Glassywing, Acadian and Broken-Dash by Jim Otto. Photo of Edwards' by Fred Dike, the rest by Karl Legler. (Extremely worn Long Dash was an ID challenge!)

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Long Dash

Long Dash

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

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

Jul 2

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Outagamie County

Hwy 96 to School Rd.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 2

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Oak Creek Pkwy Section 6
Milwaukee County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 2

JE Cooper

Location: Valton area
Sauk County

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 2

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Jefferson Marsh WA - NW corner off Hwy 18
Jefferson County

Black Dash

Black Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

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

Jul 2

Pamela Skaar

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

in the atrium between the buildings

Jul 2

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron County Park in Mazomanie
Dane County

The large nip in the wing of the Tawny Emperor did not seem to deter it.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 2

Terry Mortier

Location: Standing Cedars, Buffalo Skull tract
Polk County

warm, light wind, late morning. Large numbers of Hackberry and Tawny Emperors including a handful of beautiful light orange/yellowish colored Tawny Emperors that seemed a bit larger and more brightly colored than usual.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jul 2

Mike Reese

Location: Nakoma and surrounding neighborhoods, Madison
Dane County

Jul 2

Ryan Brady

Location: Goodwin Lake area near FR204
Sawyer County

Mostly off-road in boggy habitat

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Jul 2

Sandra Halbur

Location: Town of Forest; five miles south of Mt Calvary
Fond du Lac County

Temp in the 90s; feeding on native blossoms at residence.

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Jul 2

Richard André Rivard

Location: Erin Prairie Township
St. Croix County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 2

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Eight Amnicon Lake and Moose Junction bogs
Douglas County

Same sites and roadside counts as we reported on June 14 and 23. The Bog Copper Counts are below median. On June 23 just 4/12 (33%) of our Dorcas Copper sightings here were on roadside units. Today 50/61, or 82%, were on roadside counts. This is a typical progression from early in the flight (coppers out on the bog more) to later in the flight (copper coming out to ditches or other roadsides more. But only 3% of the Bog Coppers seen today were on roadside counts; usually we see more Bog Coppers on roadside counts here than that during main flight.

Jul 3

Jean Vergeront

Location: Cactus Bluff at Ferry Bluff SNA
Sauk County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 3

John McCaw

Location: My Home
Milwaukee County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 3

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

There were so many Monarchs today! Today was the first time we have ever documented Mourning Cloaks on the prairie, and we had five of them spotted throughout the property. We also saw our first Banded Hairstreaks of the year.

American Copper

American Copper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Monarch

Monarch

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 3

Jennifer Ambrose

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Northern pearly-eye

Northern pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 3

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny 85 degree day.

Monarch

Monarch

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak, Hickory Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak, Hickory Hairstreak

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 3

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jul 3

Dean Hansen

Location: Marsh Lake, in McKenzie Creek SWA
Polk County

Walked out onto floating bog at north side of Marsh Lake, just to west of parking spot on south side of Co. Rd. W. Saw 20 bog coppers in just a few minutes.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jul 3

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Annual butterf;ly count; I walked along the Milwaukee River from the west parking lot.

Jul 3

Edgar Spalding

Location: Pheasant Branch stream corridor, Middleton
Dane County

big female!

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 3

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Our yard

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 3

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Our yard

Jul 3

Mike Doud

Location: Hawk Island Road, Black River Falls
Jackson County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 3

Dawn Wroblewski

Location: Plover
Portage County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 3

JE Cooper

Location: Valton area meadow
Sauk County

Black swallowtail caterpillar on wild parsnip.

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Jul 3

D Nussbaum

Location: Our Property
Waupaca County

Looked around a bit after doing some work.

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

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

Jul 3

Kimberly King

Location: SW Madison
Dane County

A scruffy-looking fritillary feeding on milkweed in my front yard.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 3

Pamela Skaar

Location: Shenk-Atwood neighborhood, Madison, WI
Dane County

11:00 - 11:40, 1.1 mi. Most Monarchs I have seen on a neighborhood walk so far.

Jul 3

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

Temps near 80 by noon. Hazy sun. My FOY Celery Looper moth.

Celery Looper (moth)

Celery Looper (moth)

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Jul 3

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Picnic Point
Dane County

Jul 3

Steve Kinyon

Location: Sandhill State Wildlife Area
Wood County

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 3

Kate Redmond

Location: Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area - public trails off of Hwy 33
Ozaukee County

Friends of the Cedarburg Bog Dragonfly and Butterfly field trip - the group scoured the trails on a very hot morning in cooperation with the annnual Riveredge Bitterfly count.

Jul 3

Eric Volden

Location: Mounds View Grasslands
Iowa County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 3

Mike Reese

Location: private lands along the Embarrass River
Shawano County

Jul 3

Fred Dike

Location: Jackson Landing Conservation Park
Dane County

Jul 3

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens northeast of Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

Same place as our June 13 and June 8 posts. The Green Comma is the first Polygonia we've seen this year.

Jul 3

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bayfield County Coastal bogs
Bayfield County

Five sites: Port Wing Bibon Lake, Port Wing Boreal Forest West Unit, Bark Bay Slough and the bog south of the road at Bark Bay Slough, and Lost Creek Slough Bog. These are the slowest sites we survey so the Bog Coppers were in early main flight. Today at Port Wing Boreal Forest West was one of about 10 times, out of >1000 times surveying a site during the Bog Copper or Bog Fritillary flight, when we saw a Bog Fritillary the same day in the same bog as a Bog Copper (61 of them today on this bog). We saw at least 13 Bog Coppers on every site except for the bog south of the road at Bark Bay, which is a site where we have seen small numbers of Dorcas Coppers (but not today) in the few times we've tried it.

Jul 3

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog northeast of Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

Thousands of small whitish-silvery moths were swarming the bog and the few Bog Coppers we saw were chasing them.

Jul 3

Ryan Brady

Location: My house west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Fresh generation of Monarchs is starting to emerge.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Jul 4

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: M y backyard gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny, humid, 90 degree day.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 4

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 most years. All the coppers we saw except for one Dorcas were on the bog.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 4

Rory Williams

Location: Lasley Point Archeological Area
Winnebago County

Went out looking for a Indigo Dusky Wing, but did not see any.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Laphria aktis/sericea

Laphria aktis/sericea

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 4

Cathy Erdman

Location: Janesville, WI
Rock County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 4

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog near Morse
Ashland County

Early in the flight at this relatively fast site we found 36 Bog Coppers here on June 24. This is our highest Bog Copper count at a site outside of Bayfield County in 2021, but we did not survey Glocke Lake (Oconto County) for coppers.

Jul 4

Laurie Hanson

Location: White Dunes State Park
Door County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 4

L Hanson

Location: White Dunes State Park
Door County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 4

Ethan Brown

Location: Cedarburg Bog
Ozaukee County

Some Mourning Mloaks were very fresh. One looked about a year old.

Jul 4

Mary Backus

Location: Ringle area along Eau Claire River
Marathon County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 4

Ryan Brady

Location: Smith (Jon Schmitt) Rd ~2.5 miles south of Amnicon Lake and just east of Cty A
Douglas County

I've never seen so many Atlantis Fritillaries in my life. Counted 56 in just a 10-minute, 150-meter walk along the road, with dozens more elsewhere as I drove by. All heavily favoring the dogbane in peak bloom. Someone with more time could've easily tallied hundreds.

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Jul 4

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: UW Greene Prairie
Dane County

About 50% of Butterfly Milkweed clusters had at least 1 Hairstreak, most Banded.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 4

Nancy Meske

Location: Scuppernong field, S. Kettle Morraine
Waukesha County

Pulled into Kettle Morraine parking lot just to turn around and it had several butterflies!

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

American Copper

American Copper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

American Copper

American Copper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Question Mark

Question Mark

American Copper

American Copper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 4

Randy Powers

Location: Worchester Township
Price County

Gates Lake Road from Sailor to Sheep Ranch. 9.30Am - 3.30 Pm
high of 86 degrees,sky early with wispy thin clouds, clearing in the afternoon as wind become very gusty! "GREAT BUTTERFLY DAY"

A Leconte's Haploa Moth

White Admiral

White Admiral

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Leconte’s Haploa (moth)

Leconte’s Haploa (moth)

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Harvester

Harvester

Jul 4

Ruth Smith

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Checked 3 different locations. Best luck near a creek where some decaying matter was attracting a lot of skippers.
The deer flies were terrible but there was an amazing variety of butterflies here. Would be fun to go with a more experienced butterfly person!

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Long Dash

Long Dash

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

White Admiral

White Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

American Lady

American Lady

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 4

Judy Cardin

Location: Greene Prairie, UW Arboretum, Madison
Dane County

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 4

Fred Dike

Location: Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park- North
Dane County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 4

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Five pairs of tandem Monarchs

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 5

Mary Roen

Location: Alexander Savanna, River Falls, WI
St. Croix County

The 20 acre area contains prairie, savanna, woodland and old gravel pit covered over.

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

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

Jul 5

Patrick Ready

Location: Back yard in my mini-prairie restoration.
Dane County

Bee-balm in full bloom now with some coneflowers starting. Lots of blooming Milkweed on south side of my house. The GS Frit was a first ever sighting in my 6 years here.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 5

M Kenosian

Location: South side, city of EC
Eau Claire County

In garden and yard of home.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 5

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

Another short walk around the prairie. All before 10am. Hot & humid.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 5

Deb Studley

Location: Jackson Township, owner's property
Burnett County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 5

Judy Cardin

Location: Greene Prairie, UW Arboretum Madison
Dane County

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Long Dash

Long Dash

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 5

John & Susan Winegarden

Location: Seymour Dunes
Eau Claire County

9-9:20am, sunny and hot, slight breeze.

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 5

Rebecca Key

Location: Town of White River
Ashland County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Jul 5

Rob Pendergast

Location: George W. Mead SWA - Swamp Ln
Portage County

Walked the wooded stretch from the parking area on the east end of Swamp Ln to the wet meadow. A fritillary (likely Aphrodite) and a skipper didn’t cooperate for IDable views.

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 5

Mike Reese

Location: Jung Hemlock-Beech Forest SNA
Shawano County

Mustard White

Mustard White

Jul 5

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Outagamie County

Between School and Spring roads. Early. Humid and windy.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 5

Madison NABA Count

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

This was the 31st annual Madison NABA Count. 24 people in 6 parties observed for 21.5 party-hours finding 483 butterflies of 29 species (one less than last year.) The group at UW Arboretum's Grady Tract found 14 species, same as last year. (Sorry, Ben, my browser can not access your photos!) The photo of Hickory Hairstreak is by Ginny Nelson. High temperature was 92 and heat index got to 97. One counter suffered heat exhaustion and had to be taken back to the parking lot by ambulance. (Yes, butterflies can be dangerous!)

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jul 5

Terry Mortier

Location: Marsh Lake bog, McKenzie Creek SWA
Polk County

Thanks to Dean Hanson's report of bog coppers I decided to check out this area and am very glad I did. I walked almost all the way out to the lake. I quit counting bog coppers after twenty shortly after starting. I also walked a narrow strip of un-mowed ditch between the bog and hwy W. There were also a lot of bog coppers nectaring on dog bane in that narrow strip.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

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

Jul 5

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA - Oakridge Segment
Winnebago County

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

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

Jul 5

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard gardens in Stoughton.
Dane County

Sunny, windy, very humid 90 degree day.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak, Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak, Hickory Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 5

Ann Thering

Location: My garden
Dane County

Jul 5

Patrick Ready

Location: Brigham Co Park, Blue Mounds.
Dane County

Most species I see are from the lower parking lot along Hwy F. There is a short trail through the prairie to the woods. The prairie west of the campground is OK for a few species also. Mostly Monarchs and Frits. Not as good plant diversity there.

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 6

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion, Near Castle Rock Dam/Wisconsin River
Juneau County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary, Coral Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary, Coral Hairstreak

Jul 6

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Noon, 90 degrees and sunny. I was only out because I had to check the Bluebird boxes. Too hot for me, but not for butterflies.

Jul 6

Mike Reese

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
Dane County

This was mainly a robber fly trip of which I saw four species including Laphria thoracica.

Cerotainia albipilosa

Cerotainia albipilosa

Holcocephala calva

Holcocephala calva

Holopogon sp.

Holopogon sp.

Jul 6

Rory Williams

Location: PHG on E - East Parking Area
Green Lake County

Camera got overheated (as did the photographer) the pictures from the phone are awful. The butterflies were not in the main field but rather were in the Monarda/Foxglove field. There were tons of grass skippers of all different species but without a camera....The Great Spangled was the darkest I have ever seen

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 6

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower gardens in Stoughton.
Dane County

Sunny, breezy, humid, 90 degree day.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 6

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Sunny, low 90's with no wind. Swamp Milkweed was the bloom of choice for the butterflies interested in nectar.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 6

Ethan Brown

Location: The Cedarburg Bog
Ozaukee County

These are the sightings from the last 2 days. No Baltimores unfortunately.

Jul 6

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Lincoln Park
Milwaukee County

Jul 6

Susan L Meister

Location: In our yard; High Grove subdivision New Berlin WI
Waukesha County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 6

David Czoschke

Location: Mascoutin Valley Recreation Trail (West), Meadowbrook road
Winnebago County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 6

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Kletzsch Park
Milwaukee County

Jul 6

D Nussbaum

Location: Rat River
Winnebago County

Along Hwy M.

Black Dash

Black Dash

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jul 6

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Outagamie County

North of Spring Rd. Heavy dew yet along, the trail at 10:00. Clouds of mosquitos made this a quick trip.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 6

KC Genteman

Location: W6170 st Hwy 95, neillsville wisconsin
Clark County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 6

Owen Boyle

Location: Scuppernong Prairie State Natural Area
Waukesha County

Annual Poweshiek skipperling surveys (none observed). Nectar plants relatively scarce this year, including black-eyed Susan. Site is extremely dry.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Long Dash

Long Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Jul 6

Rory Williams

Location: Czech Drive just east of N
Waushara County

Not many pollination sources so the swamp milkweed was the place to be, incidental while removing invasives.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 6

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Token Creek Conservancy
Dane County

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 7

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Grobschmidt Park
Milwaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Jul 7

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Falk Park
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 7

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

I unexpectedly had the morning off, so I went to Lake Park to check out the butterfly/rain gardens. If I was looking for variety on this cool, cloudy day, I didn't find it, but my, there were a lot of Monarchs.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 8

Richard André Rivard

Location: Martel Township
Pierce County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 8

Skye Harnsberger

Location: 43.680505, -91.008038
Vernon County

Found in a pasture. Overcast day.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jul 8

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Our trails and fields near our cabin in Winter
Sawyer County

Cloudy, windy, 60 degree day.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 8

Karl and Dorothy Legler

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

This was the 32nd annual Trempealeau NABA Butterfly Count. Rather, it was barely 1/2 a count. Cool temperatures and heavy overcast did not allow any butterflying until 1:30 p.m. It was 67 degrees with about 25% sunshine. High temperature was 72 degrees. 2 people in 1 party observing with close-focusing binoculars for 3.5 party-hours. We found 25 species, less than the usual all-day count. I didn't carry my camera because of the dismal prospects. So, of course we didn't get a photo of our unexpected best find, a scarce stray, a cooperative Sleepy Orange! (We know it well from years of butterflying in Texas.)

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 8

Deb Studley

Location: Jackson Township, my garden
Burnett County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

White Admiral

White Admiral

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 8

Andrea Szymczak

Location: Dog Trial Grounds, Hwy 67, Southern Kettle Moraine
Waukesha County

American Copper

American Copper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 8

Rob Pendergast

Location: Whiting Well Fields
Portage County

Hiked a few trails within the well fields complex - oak barrens with cherry, vetch, vervain, etc.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 8

Rob Pendergast

Location: Plover Yard
Portage County

Incidental while gardening.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 8

Pamela Skaar

Location: McCarthy Youth + Conservation Cty Park
Dane County

8:37 - 11:17, overcast and windy (13 - 8 mph NNE), 59 - 61 F. Dark brown wood nymph with no yellow around spots.

Jul 8

Mary Backus

Location: Mountain Bay Trail by Norrie Lake
Marathon County

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Long Dash

Long Dash

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 8

Rebecca Key

Location: Town of White River
Ashland County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

★ = New county photo record

Jul 9

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Our milkweed patches were all full of Monarchs. As we walked the area, the Compton Tortoiseshell butterflies seemed to be following us. It was the most Compton Tortoiseshell butterflies we've ever seen at one time. Sunny, breezy, 70 degree day.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Monarch

Monarch

White Admiral

White Admiral

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 9

Rory Williams

Location: Water Retention Pond on Commercial
Winnebago County

Incidental while doing a bumblebee survey. Found four different varieties of bumblebees. Unusual to find a broadwinged in town

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Jul 9

Jacob Collison

Location: Baxter's Hollow- Stones Pocket Road
Sauk County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Jul 9

Northern Oconto Co Count

Location: Within count circle
Oconto County

Six counters this year faced almost perfect conditions to find 33 species. Nick Gremban has joined all seven counts! 9am temp--66 degrees F, 71 at noon, 75 at 3pm. We did not see swallowtails, ladies, nor Red Admirals.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Black Dash

Black Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 9

Mike Reese

Location: UW Arboretum Grady Tract, Green Prairie
Dane County

Only second American Lady of the year! Notice the difference in these two species of Holcocephala.

Holcocephala calva

Holcocephala calva

Holcocephala abdominalis

Holcocephala abdominalis

Black Saddlebags

Black Saddlebags

Holcocephala abdominalis

Holcocephala abdominalis

Jul 9

Isabella Cocilovo-Kozzi

Location: Verona
Dane County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 9

Mary Roen

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

I saw these butterflies while walking a path around a prairie bordered by woods. I think the moth is a Clover Looper.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clover Looper (moth)

Clover Looper (moth)

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 9

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake State Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Hummingbird clearwing moth (Hemaris thysbe) was nectaring on vervain. Swamp milkweed, where it could be found, was still attracting good number of Mulberry Wing and Dion skippers. But no Two-spotted skippers, sadly.

Black Dash, Dion Skipper

Black Dash, Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Jul 9

Adrienne Helgeson

Location: Barron, home garden
Barron County

Found on milkweed while looking for Monarchs.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 9

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

My first Acadian Hairstreaks. The fritillary and Viceroy were very worn. All Monarchs were very fresh and many mated pairs.

Jul 9

Michelle Bak

Location: Stigler Nature Preserve
Waukesha County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 9

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Beautiful day for butterflies - I checked the prairies, the ephemeral pond, and the swamp boardwalk. Saw a mink and communicated with a Wild Turkey. One tandem pair of Monarchs.

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Monarch

Monarch

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 9

Pam Campbell

Location: Red Cedar Trail, south of Irvington
Dunn County

Low 70s, part sun. Also, two Tiger Swallowtails.

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Harvester

Harvester

Jul 9

Terry Mortier

Location: Buena Vista SWA
Portage County

warm, sunny, light wind. Regal fritillaries were off Quarry and mill rds.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Jul 9

Rory Williams

Location: Coughlin Nature Area
Winnebago County

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 9

Rob Pendergast

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

130th south of Griffith and the east end of Lake Rd. Fairly certain I had 1 Regal Fritillary and 3-4 Meadow Fritillaries on Lake, but they never landed for better views. Pretty chilly, so activity was fairly low.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 9

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

The bright sun really brought out the butterflies today.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 9

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Outagamie County

South of Hortonville trailhead. Nice conditions but not much out.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 9

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Barloga Woods Park
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 9

D Nussbaum

Location: Lake Winnebago
Winnebago County

All seen flying east across the lake while fishing this morning.

Jul 9

KC Genteman

Location: W6170 St Hwy 95, Neillsville, Clark Wisconsin
Clark County

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 9

Kay Genteman

Location: W6170 St Hwy 95, Levis Township, Neillsville WI
Clark County

Skipper species found in open, wet meadow edge. One each.

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

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

Jul 9

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Finished the last 12 of our Regal Fritillary long-term monitoring units (21-25 year series one each), plus one non-monitoring unit. We averaged more than 200 Monarchs per mile of walking surveys. Although we counted more than half of our Monarchs by 12 Noon, we saw 58 out of the ca. 67 total mating pairs of Monarchs counted after 12 Noon. This is the 4th straight above average to very high Monarch year here, after 4 below-average years here (and elsewhere in WI) out of five during 2013-2017.

Jul 9

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Blueberry Lake
Vilas County

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 10

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Half Mile Rd.
Vilas County

Jul 10

Rob Pendergast

Location: Little Plover River Park
Portage County

Hiking trails from Rainbow Dr.

Machimus notatus

Machimus notatus

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 10

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Aztalan State Park, Fawn Prairie (the southern prairie)
Jefferson County

70's, overcast, mild breeze

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 10

Kay Genteman

Location: W6170 St Hwy 95, Levis Township, Neillsville WI
Clark County

Wet meadow, on milkweed

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Jul 10

Patrick Ready

Location: Elver Park, Madison west side
Dane County

At the south end of the soccer fields there is a poor prairie restoration remnant put in by the city parks crew. The sun popped out briefly and I saw a few species fluttering about late this aft..

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Jul 10

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: North Lakeland Discovery Center
Vilas County

Jul 10

D Nussbaum

Location: Rosa Rd.
Winnebago County

Monarch

Monarch

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 10

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Little Menomonee River Pkwy Section 1
Milwaukee County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 10

J Darling

Location: Sugar Camp
Oneida County

Jul 10

Edgar Spalding

Location: Cross Plains, Swamplovers and nearby area
Dane County

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Black Dash

Black Dash

Jul 10

Jennifer Ambrose

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

One Eyed Brown and one Appalachian Brown appeared to be traveling together as a pair.

Machimus paropus

Machimus paropus

Machimus paropus

Machimus paropus

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Jul 10

Rob Pendergast

Location: Schmeeckle Reserve
Portage County

Observations along the wetlands boardwalk on the east side of the reserve. Plant species include, but not limited to: swamp milkweed, steeplebush, carex sp, bulrush sp, cattail, whorled loosestrife, and oak edge to the west.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 10

Marcie O'Connor, Karen Oberhauser, Mike Reese

Location: Gilmanton NABA Count
Buffalo County

Cool cloudy start to the day but partial sun in the afternoon with highs in the upper 70s. Also three duskywings; Wild Indigo/Columbine.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

★ = New county photo record

Jul 10

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Jul 10

Mary Roen

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

This Duskywing butterfly was in my pollinator garden which is close to a woods. There is Crown Vetch in the ditch not far away.

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Jul 10

Dawn Wroblewski

Location: Plover
Portage County

Sitting on my maple trees

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 10

Laurie Hanson

Location: Ledge View Nature Center, Chilton
Calumet County

Prairie area near lookout tower, mid-afternoon

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 10

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

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

Jul 11

Charles Stock

Location: Lyndon Station
Juneau County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 11

Jacob Collison

Location: Spirit Lake OWLT
Ozaukee County

Blue Grosbeak still present.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 11

Jacob Collison

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Harvester

Harvester

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Jul 11

Beth Jasiak

Location: N12225 Long Lake Rd Wausaukee WI
Marinette County

This eyed brown landed on my friends knee on the dock and stayed there for a while this morning!

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 11

Rory Williams

Location: Kettle Moraine - Ice Age Trail
Sheboygan County

There seemed to be gaps in the butterfly sightings for Sheboygan County so I planned a trim to the Ice Age Trail and walked two miles out and back ensuring I was within the County.
Then went to a small prairie area also within the County and the Kettle Moraine area. Found many interesting species but not the target which was an Eyed Brown

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

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

Jul 11

Ethan Brown

Location: Rahr Memorial Forest
Manitowoc County

Many Pearly eyes. Also found 2 Tiger Swallowtail caterpillars and many Monarch cats.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 11

Laurie Hanson

Location: Mosquito Hill Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

moth sp.

moth sp.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 11

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Dorothy's butterfly garden in Sauk City.
Sauk County

Its easier to have the Hickories come to us than for us to go to them.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 11

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Aurora Lake SNA
Vilas County

Observations while walking on bog adjacent to lake.
Many coppers - all I could ID were Bog; cranberries abundant.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jul 11

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish Lake SWA, Crex Meadows
Burnett County

warm light wind . Two locations Stolte rd in Fish Lake and the south end of Phantom flowage in Crex.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Black Dash

Black Dash

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Long Dash

Long Dash

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Jul 11

Dave Hogg

Location: Kohler-Peet Barrens State Natural Area
Burnett County

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jul 11

Richard André Rivard

Location: Clifton Township
Pierce County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 11

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Cloudy, breezy, 70 degree early afternoon.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 11

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser, Amy Alstad

Location: Taproot Farm
Iowa County

Also saw my first Cerotainia albipilosa for this location.

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Lepidophora lutea

Lepidophora lutea

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Jul 11

Devin Corbin

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

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

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

Jul 11

Ryan Brady

Location: My house off Wanabo Rd west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Huge year for Banded Hairstreaks. I had 13 sunning in one bush right next to my house.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 11

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake Mills, our yard
Jefferson County

Great Spangled Fritillary and Monarch sharing our purple coneflowers.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch, Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch, Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 11

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Rd
Oconto County

Hairstreak action took off today. Crab spider caught European by its proboscis. Ouch!

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 11

Susan Conrardy

Location: De Pere home backyard
Brown County

Sunny, beautiful morning. Two Monarchs have been around my milkweed and coneflowers for a couple of weeks but I haven't been able to get a photo until today.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 11

Pamela Skaar

Location: Brazee Lake/Patrick Marsh, Sun Prairie, WI
Dane County

10:30 - 12:00, 73 - 77 F, E wind 12 - 29 mph. There were some sheltered areas on my 1.42 mile path. The Fritillaries and Sulfur were in the protected areas. Wood Nymphs were the dark form.

Jul 11

Rob Adams

Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden
Brown County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 11

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening. Also one clearwing sphinx

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 11

Rory Williams

Location: Wiouwash Trail
Winnebago County

Incidental while biking.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Black Dash

Black Dash

Jul 11

Rob Pendergast

Location: George W. Mead SWA - Education Center - Prairie
Marathon County

Guided butterfly hike at the Mead SWA - we sampled the prairie behind the HQ catching and releasing several species of butterfly. Other species: Eastern Foxsnake, Goldenrod Crab Spider, and Virginia Ctenucha. Fritillary sp and either Dun Skipper/N Broken Dash didn’t provide conclusive looks.

Virginia Ctenucha (moth)

Virginia Ctenucha (moth)

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

American Lady

American Lady

Goldenrod Crab Spider

Goldenrod Crab Spider

Eastern Foxsnake

Eastern Foxsnake

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 11

Elizabeth Oseid

Location: 113 Eats Klubertanz Dr, Sun Prairie, WI
Dane County

5:25 pm, light breeze, filtered sun, 76 F. Monarch nectaring on my Japanese beetle gnawed echinacea. Noticed the neighbor two doors down has planted some milkweed, which is on my list to do for next year.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 12

Patrick Ready

Location: Brigham Co Park near Blue Mounds.
Dane County

Before the rain moved in I walked the lower prairie along Hwy F from the small parking lot. Overcast, 74, muggy.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 12

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

Temps low 70s. All before noon. Encouraging to see a good number of Monarchs.

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Holcocephala calva (robber fly)

Holcocephala calva (robber fly)

Jul 12

Nancy Meske

Location: Southern Kettle Morraine
Waukesha County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Band-winged Meadowhawk

Band-winged Meadowhawk

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 12

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Catherine Lake Hemlock-Hardwoods SNA
Iron County

DNR gated lane in NE corner near end of Bruette Rd. - many non-native flowering plants.
European skippers everywhere.
Fun with caterpillars: Furcula sp. Moth; Stick like caterpillar - Geometrid Moths Subfamily Ennominae.

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 12

Patrick Ready

Location: Brigham Co park near Blue Mounds.
Dane County

Prairie west of campground. Overcast, 73.

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 12

Mary Roen

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

I saw this butterfly along a trail around the prairie. It was 84 degrees, sunny with a light breeze.

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 12

Mark & Sue Foote-Martin

Location: Wildland, LLC, 3 miles north of Rio, WI
Columbia County

Mark and our friend Lark, a golden retriever, drove 2.1 miles in a Kubota around the edge of restored prairie and on a wetland berm counting butterflies from 8:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. Nice and sunny with light winds.

Jul 12

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Stanton Road Barrens
Jackson County

1:20 hours total. We surveyed our Karner Blue long-term monitoring (l-t) Stanton Main site (62 straight broods monitored) and two non-l-t sites (at one, we have counted 20-25 Karner broods), all along the westernmost 1.25 miles of Stanton Road. These Karner Blue counts are at the highest end of the range that we've ever counted for those 3 sites. 72% of the Karners for which we could tell gender were males, vs. about 68% males for the other sites we surveyed today.

Jul 12

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Highway 54 bog
Jackson County

Jul 12

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Noyes Park
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 12

David Czoschke

Location: Buena Vista Prairie Chicken Meadow SNA
Portage County

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jul 12

Daniel Seurer

Location: Town of Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Garden, purple coneflower

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 13

Nancy Meyers

Location: South Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 13

JE Cooper

Location: Lonetree Lake boat launch
Vilas County

It hung around or awhile and landed several times on the damp sandy/grassy area.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Jul 13

Dave Hogg

Location: Coon Fork area
Eau Claire County

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 13

Scott Swengel, Gretel Baur, Mackenzie McBride, Annika Poitras, Hillary Thompson, Jeannie van Vianen

Location: International Crane Foundation
Sauk County

2:20 hours. Mostly sunny, 81-87 degrees F. We also saw an unidentified blue, 10 unidentified crescents, and two Monarch caterpillars.

Jul 13

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Roznos Meadow in Devil's Lake State Park
Sauk County

100% cloudy and 42 minutes of us each counting a separate unit. Some of this area is sedge meadow. The Aphrodite Fritillary, Eyed Brown, and Baltimore counts are below average, but this could be due to no sunshine for all and for the Baltimore being largely between broods. The later phenology compared to our other counts here probably helped some of the wetland skipper counts be higher.

Jul 13

Dan Abel

Location: lilypad road 3/4 miles south of hwy 70, township of alvin.
Forest County

walked about a 100 yard stretch of road that went through an open tamarack swamp. about 40 grass skippers but only marked well seen.

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Jul 13

Devin Corbin

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

Not as much flying as a couple of weeks ago; the tiger swallowtails are gone, the remaining white admirals are ragged, and the various satyrs are so faded that they sometimes look like whites. Monarchs and skippers dominate.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

Jul 13

Mark & Sue Foote-Martin

Location: Wildland, LLC 3 miles north of Rio
Columbia County

Mark and Lark rode 2.1 miles around the wetland berm and prairie restorations. Cloudy, calm, 66 degrees.

Jul 13

Daniel Flynn

Location: Dutch Hollow Lake
Sauk County

Partly sunny sky, 80 deg F. Hickory Hairstreak in an oak tree.

Jul 13

Ryan Brady

Location: My house off Wanabo Rd west of Washburn
Bayfield County

First time I can recall seeing this species on my property

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 13

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Happened to see a Monarch laying eggs on my milkweed. Partly sunny 75 degree afternoon.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 13

Mike Reese

Location: Shelley and David Hamel's land
Marquette County

Cloudy in the morning but clearing around 1:00pm.

Machimus notatus

Machimus notatus

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Cerotainia albipilosa

Cerotainia albipilosa

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Holopogon sp

Holopogon sp

Ommatius tibialis

Ommatius tibialis

Jul 13

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

about an hour around 1:30pm.

Monarch

Monarch

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 13

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Frog Lake and Pines SNA
Iron County

Jul 13

D Nussbaum

Location: Conservancy Park
Winnebago County

Town of Neenah.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Jul 14

Ethan Brown

Location: Rahr Memorial Forest
Manitowoc County

Great day for Mourning cloaks. Many were all puddling in the gravel road.

I didn’t know whether to put the admirals as Red spotted admirals for white admirals. They were more of hybrids.

Jul 14

Laurie Hanson

Location: Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve
Brown County

Taken during mid-afternoon trail walk...heavy mosquito defense recommended!

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 14

Carol Polacek

Location: Northern Highland State Forest, Land O Lakes
Vilas County

Been hanging out around my dining room screen for a few days now!

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Jul 14

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 14

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Root River Pkwy Section 14 - Franklin WI
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 14

Judith Huf

Location: Estabrook Park
Milwaukee County

Not a lot of variety in the city parks, probably because their are so many non-native plants. Warm, hazy, humid.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 14

David Czoschke

Location: mascoutin Trail near Loop Road
Winnebago County

The postmedian line identifier on the hindwing is faint but it is there

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 14

Rob Pendergast

Location: Emmons Creek SFA
Portage County

I was a little early, most vegetation was covered in dew yet. Ice Age Trail - Prairie of mostly bluestem; flowers included White Wild Indigo, Wild Bergamot, 3 types of Milkweed, Purple Coneflower, Catnip, Spiderwort (I think Bluejacket), Culver’s Root, and others. A small patch of the dreaded Creeping Bellflower was present on Emmons Creek Rd.

Also pictured: False Milkweed Bug and Henslow’s Sparrow.

False Milkweed Bug

False Milkweed Bug

Monarch

Monarch

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Henslow's Sparrow

Henslow's Sparrow

Jul 14

Scott Rupp

Location: Southeast side of Twin Lakes, WI
Kenosha County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 14

Mark & Sue Foote-Martin

Location: Wildland, LLC - 3 miles north of Rio
Columbia County

Mark and Lark drove 2.1 miles in the Kubota around the wetland berm and restored prairies. 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Sunny, calm and 72 degrees

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 14

NORTHERN KETTLE MORAINE NABA COUNT

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest
Fond du Lac County

This was the 25th annual NABA Butterfly Count at Northern Kettle Moraine. 9 counters in 3 groups used close-focusing binoculars and cameras to observe for 11 party-hours. We found 668 butterflies of 32 species. The most abundant butterflies were Monarch and Common Wood Nymph. We had to stop about 2:30 pm because of the forecast for severe storms coming from the West. Thanks to counters Douglas Buege, Mike Reese, Pam Skaar, Karl and Dorothy Legler, Sylvia and Tom, Fred Dike and Dave Hogg.

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 14

Owen Boyle

Location: Pine Island State Wildlife Area
Sauk County

Overcast, 84F, light breeze

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 14

Jacob Collison

Location: Division Road trails- Kettle Moraine State Forest shelter #3
Fond du Lac County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Black Dash

Black Dash

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Jul 15

Judith Huf

Location: Port Washington
Ozaukee County

In the front garden of a private house near the lighthouse on the hilltop.

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 15

Gina Pickhardt

Location: Town of Oma
Iron County

I am raising Monarch butterflies in two screened enclosures. I have released 22 today for a total of 254 this season.

Jul 15

Rob Pendergast

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

130th & Townline

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 15

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunville Barrens & Larrabee Rd
Dunn County

Low 70s, sunny and beautiful.

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

American Rubyspot

American Rubyspot

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

American Lady

American Lady

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

Jul 15

Devin Corbin

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

Dorcas copper or bog copper? This small copper was not in a bog, but it was within 100 yards of a bog containing cranberry, and given the small number of black spots on the upper wing and the fairly lengthy orange line on the lower wing, I believe it is a bog copper.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

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

Jul 15

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

There must be a colony of Sootywing colony.

Jul 15

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

The BST chrysalis I reported on July 2 eclosed yesterday, rode out the storm on our screen porch, then flew away today.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 15

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In my yard and gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Mostly sunny 75 degree afternoon.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 15

JE Cooper

Location: Star Lake Nature Trail.
Vilas County

In a sunny area of the trail, resting on a Scotch pine branch.

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

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

Jul 15

Judith Huf

Location: Lion's Den Gorge
Ozaukee County

about 9:30am-11:30am Humid, cloudy

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 15

David Czoschke

Location: Mascoutin Trail
Winnebago County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 15

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Lower Yahara River Trail bridge and Lake Farm County Park prairie area
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 15

Les Hoffman

Location: Wheeler Rd Cherokee Marsh Madison 53704
Dane County

First sighting of this skipper for me.

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Jul 16

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Beautiful sunny, breezy, 80 degree day.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 16

Peter Sveiks

Location: Town of Grand Chute
Outagamie County

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 16

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie Trail SNA
Winnebago County

Went out looking for a Leadplant Moth, found a lot of Leadplant but no Leadplant Moths.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 16

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Heights County Park woods, Waunakee
Dane County

8:30 - 10:00, 1.7 miles, E wind 5 - 6 mph, sunny.

Jul 16

Pat Duss

Location: On the gravel in our driveway
Chippewa County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 16

Maureen Bronson

Location: Near South Wood County park
Wood County

We have a prairie around our yard and have seen many of them, including some "dancing with each other" ;)

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jul 16

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Our yard in Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Sunny, calm, upper 70's

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 16

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Our yard in Shorewood Hills
Dane County

What is especially exciting is that right after 2 Monarchs left the red milkweed and went dancing, an endangered rusty patch bumble bee arrived!

Rusty-patched Bumble Bee

Rusty-patched Bumble Bee

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 16

Dean Hansen

Location: North of St. Croix Falls
Polk County

Hwy 87 heads north from St. Croix Falls. Just beyond the town's northern boundary, there is the Lions' Club Picnic Area on the St. Croix River. A hundred meters to the north of the entrance to this, on the east side of 87, there are some tall vervain in bloom in a damp area. The butterflies seen were on the vervain blooms. No effort was made to ID the dozen or so dun/broken dash skippers seen.

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

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

Jul 16

Ethan Brown

Location: Horicon Marsh
Fond du Lac County

Jul 16

Fred Dike

Location: Shea Prairie
Iowa County

sunny, 72 degrees

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 16

Nancy Meske

Location: Dorothy Carnes Park
Jefferson County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 16

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

A perfect day for butterflying!

Jul 16

Fred Dike

Location: Kalscheur Savanna
Iowa County

sunny, 76 degrees

Black Dash

Black Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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

Jul 16

Mike Reese

Location: Dunn Marsh
Dane County

Jul 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens in and near Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

3.25 hours. Four sites adjacent to Wood County Hwy X, and one inside Sandhill Wildlife Area. The total count is at the highest end of the spectrum for these sites. We've surveyed 4 of the sites in 54-63 different broods each, and a newer site for about 34 broods. The total of 500 Karner Blues is how many we counted (496 of them at monitoring sites + 4 others), not an estimate. All of these butterflies were seen on transect walks except four Karner Blues and an Eastern Tailed-Blue seen at the gate when we exited the Sandhill Trumpeter Trail auto tour. 77.5% of the Karners for which we could tell the gender (N=484) were males.

Jul 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

3.5 hours. One barrens surveyed for Karner Blues (approx. 49th brood counted out of the last 50 here), 2 sites mainly for Purplish and Bronze Coppers, and 5 sites mainly for Regal Fritillaries and Gray Coppers. The Karner Blue count is the highest we've gotten at this site in several years. We saw 12 male, 1 female, and 1 unknown gender Regal Fritillary. 99% of the Regals we've seen well enough to identify gender this year were males.

Jul 16

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Iowa County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Jul 17

Rory Williams

Location: On Czech Drive just east of N
Waushara County

Incidental while removing invasive plants and some very good black raspherries

Black Dash

Black Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Black Dash

Black Dash

Jul 17

Rory Williams

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

Quick 30 minute walk to monitor a flower, found an abundance of Karners. At one point we had six in one spiral chase seen. The lupines are riddled with holes at this site

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 17

Jim Kabrhel

Location: Indian Creek Disc Golf and Dog Park
Manitowoc County

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 17

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In my yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Around noon on a mostly sunny, breezy, 80 degree day.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 17

Jim Kabrhel

Location: Lincoln Park Playground Parking Lot
Manitowoc County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 17

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area
Rock County

81 degrees. Mostly sunny becoming cloudy. 13 species.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Jul 17

Pamela Skaar

Location: Cherokee Marsh NRA East Trailhead
Dane County

11:00 - 12:30, far to cloudy, 75 - 77 F, N wind 10 - 7 mph. Female Black Swallowtail sat on the mowed path, allowing me to see her markings very well. Wood Nymphs were all dark (no yellow or orange on front wings) Saw a couple browns in the woods but was unable to ID.

Jul 17

Fred Dike

Location: Horicon Marsh- Old Marsh Rd
Dodge County

70s, sunny

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Jul 17

Martin Reed

Location: Mercer Lake
Iron County

I was out fishing in my kayak today when a butterfly landed on my glasses, then on my chest, right knee, then left knee. It stayed about 15 minutes on my knee. Even when I was peddling (have short video) and casting.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 17

Pamela Skaar

Location: 2046 Helena Street, Madison
Dane County

The bike path runs behind my house. I have been trying to ID these skippers in the back yard for a week but they won't settle down on anything.

Jul 17

Faith Parnell

Location: Wheatland
Kenosha County

I found this beautiful butterfly on my driveway by a mulberry tree.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 17

Janet Schaefer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

California Tortoiseshell

California Tortoiseshell

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

Jul 17

Rob Pendergast

Location: Schmeeckle Reserve
Portage County

Lake Joanis & Visitor Center. Six-spotted Tiger Beetle near board walk on Frog Chorus Trail.

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 17

Pam Campbell

Location: Lambs Creek
Dunn County

80 degrees & sunny. All observed before noon.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jul 17

Tod Highsmith

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Most sightings were along the Observation Tower trail and the Boghaunter trail.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Edwards' Hairstreak, 'Karner' Melissa Blue

Edwards' Hairstreak, 'Karner' Melissa Blue

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

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

Jul 17

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Waubesa Wetlands SNA
Dane County

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Jul 17

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: Private lands along the Embarrass River
Shawano County

Jul 18

Ethan Brown

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Iowa County

Jul 18

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Gov. Nelson SP
Dane County

Many "Crescent/Checkerspot" butterflies.
Pearl Crescent captured by Jagged Ambush Bug (Genus Phymata) well hidden among Swamp Milkweed flowers.
Black Swallowtail caterpillar on Queen Anne's Lace.

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Ambush bug with prey

Ambush bug with prey

Ambush bug with prey

Ambush bug with prey

Jul 18

Nancy Meske

Location: Jefferson Marsh
Jefferson County

Common Wood Nymphs everywhere.

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

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

Jul 18

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

84 deg., sunny, calm. Four fritillaries in the distance that never stopped flying for us to id.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 18

Cathleen Frohrib

Location: Wyldewood Dr area, Oshkosh
Winnebago County

In my yard.

Jul 18

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 18

Stephen Braband

Location: Necedah NWR Visitors Center Trail
Juneau County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 18

Mike Reese

Location: Swamplovers Nature Preserve
Dane County

These were observed during a robber fly field trip.

Cerotainia albipilosa

Cerotainia albipilosa

Holcocephala calva

Holcocephala calva

Atomosia puella

Atomosia puella

Jul 18

Mary Backus

Location: Mountain Bay Trail
Marathon County

Black Dash

Black Dash

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Viceroy

Viceroy

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Black Dash

Black Dash

Jul 18

Jennifer Ambrose

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

We saw one Virginia Big-Headed Tiger Beetle by the kiosk just off the parking lot of the East Entrance where you brush off your shoes plus several Big Sands and Punctured and three species of Robber Flies.

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Virginia Big-headed Tiger Beetle

Virginia Big-headed Tiger Beetle

Virginia Big-headed Tiger Beetle

Virginia Big-headed Tiger Beetle

Proctacanthus hinei

Proctacanthus hinei

Proctacanthus hinei

Proctacanthus hinei

Machimus sp.

Machimus sp.

Machimus sp.

Machimus sp.

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

Jul 18

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Brooklyn SWA
Dane County

Also saw ~10 additional unidentified Fritillaries and ~5 unidentified blues

Jul 18

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Noyes Park
Milwaukee County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 18

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

This was the largest number of Monarchs I've seen all at one time in my garden this year. They all looked bright and fresh. Beautiful sunny, breezy, 78 degree morning.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 18

Rebecca Key

Location: Town of White River
Ashland County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 18

Dee Nordgren

Location: home
Milwaukee County

butterfly bush along side of house

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 18

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while documenting remaining invasive plants by bike ride through trail. Saw six sphinx moths, both Nessus and Clearwing and one Tricolored Bumblebee

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 18

Blake Porter

Location: City of Milwaukee, near Brown Deer Park
Milwaukee County

A Giant Swallowtail! Allowed me to take its picture while sampling our backyard rose milkweed, aka swamp milkweed.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 18

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Falk Park
Milwaukee County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 18

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Barloga Woods Park
Milwaukee County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 18

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Jackson Harbor Path, E. of Gov. Nelson SP
Dane County

Many "crescent/checkerspot" butterflies in planted prairie.
"Caterpillar" a Dogwood Sawfly (Genus Macremphytus) larva.

Dogwood sawfly larvae

Dogwood sawfly larvae

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 19

Fred Dike

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway roadside near Avoca
Iowa County

80s partly cloudy, slight breeze

Jul 19

Melissa A. Ledden

Location: Reedsburg, by the high school garden
Sauk County

Spotted black blue butterfly with unique markings, waited for it to land, landed on some scat and I was able to get a few pictures. It disappeared but came back 3 times to same area. Rarely see black blue butterflies. Also seen a couple Monarchs in the same area.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 19

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 19

Debra Rade

Location: Europe Lake, Ellison Bay, Door County, WI
Door County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 19

Fred Dike

Location: Rettenmund Prairie
Dane County

Mostly sunny, around 70 degrees

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 19

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Root River PKWY Section 5
Milwaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 19

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 19

John McCaw

Location: Grobschmidt Park
Milwaukee County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 19

John McCaw

Location: My Home
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 19

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Farm near soldier’s grove
Crawford County

I chased down a small bright orange sulphur I thought maybe could be a sleepy orange. I couldn’t fully ID it. It was different than your typical Colias spp.

Jul 19

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My yard and gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny, 80 degree day.

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 19

April Stanke

Location: Virmond Park
Ozaukee County

Jul 19

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Butterfly Garden Latham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

80 deg., sunny, calm

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 19

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Froemming Park
Milwaukee County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 19

Fern Springs

Location: North Settlement Road ATV parking area
Jackson County

Sunny, 70s, around noon

Monarch caterpillars

Monarch caterpillars

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 19

Mary Backus

Location: Engle Road, Mead Wildlife Area
Marathon County

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

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

Jul 19

Mike Reese

Location: Sauk-Prairie Canoe Launch
Sauk County

Jul 19

Fred Dike

Location: Avoca Prairie
Iowa County

around 80 degrees, mostly sunny

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 20

Mike Reese, Mathew Brust

Location: Hogback Prairie SNA
Crawford County

I had a great day in the field at this site for the first time since 2013. After 16 years of email correspondence I finally got to meet Mathew and spend some time in the field looking at insects. We had an unexpected Armund Bartz sighting, and he asked if we had heard the Bell's Vireo and it sang as if on cue.

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Holcocephala calva

Holcocephala calva

Jul 20

Kathi Dwelle

Location: Our yard in Shorewood Hills
Dane County

Warm, sunny day

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 20

John McCaw

Location: We Energies Grassland (Nojoshing Trail)
Milwaukee County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 20

Douglas Buege

Location: Oconto River Seed Orchard
Langlade County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Mustard White

Mustard White

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Jul 20

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park area
Dane County

80's, sunny, slight breeze

Jul 20

Deb Studley

Location: Jackson Twp., own property
Burnett County

Placed large caterpillar in a container - chrysalis developed in one day - butterfly emerged in 12 days and released.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 20

Rory Williams

Location: Horicon - Northern Unit
Dodge County

Saw several grass skippers but they had an attitude (bad) today

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 21

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Prairie area is in full bloom with a variety of wildflowers, but few butterflies. Saw most of the butterflies along the trail. Also saw many birds including goldfinches, Baltimore orioles, red-wing blackbirds, tree swallows, a catbird, an osprey soaring and two in their nest, a mother wood duck and her 8 ducklings swimming, plus a green heron along the shoreline. Also spotted a mating pair of green darner dragonflies. Cloudy, 75 degree fun afternoon.

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Green Heron

Green Heron

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 21

Pamela Wiegel

Location: Ottawa trail Dousman
Waukesha County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 21

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Larger skippers have started appearing near a beaver pond; they seem to be broad-winged skippers.

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

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

Jul 21

Mike Doud

Location: Hawk Island Road, Black River Falls
Jackson County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 21

Megan Giefer

Location: Beaver Creek Reserve
Eau Claire County

"Karner" Melissa Blue found on the North side of Beaver Creek.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jul 21

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Scout Lake Park
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 21

Rob Pendergast

Location: Paul J. Olson SWA
Portage County

Brandl Rd.

Mustard White

Mustard White

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 21

John McCaw

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 21

John McCaw

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

All sightings from the free access (non-ticketed) part of the gardens

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Jul 21

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Farm and Hogback Prairie
Crawford County

Jul 22

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Two prairie hikes at Lake Kegonsa State Park
Dane County

It was a good day for a survey. Everywhere I looked there were silver-spotted skippers; I stopped counting at 60. Many, many monarchs, too--the most I've seen in one place this year. Also many other insects, including dragonflies and hummingbird moths. It was a still day; my survey was before noon, when the temps were around 80.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 22

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Several spots between East Dubuque and Cassville.
Grant County

83 degrees and humid, afternoon started sunny but then clouded up. No one was fishing near the dam because the Mississippi was so low the edge of the water was too far from shore! Negligible Partridge Pea seen. 14 species.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 22

Joan Braune

Location: our yard in Madison
Dane County

Jul 22

Rob Pendergast

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

130th and Townline. Overcast, with intermittent sprinkles.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 22

Nancy Meske

Location: Adams birding conservatory
Jefferson County

Inner Peace trail.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Chickweed Geometer (moth)

Chickweed Geometer (moth)

Jul 22

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station in my Milwaukee WI garden
Milwaukee County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 22

Nancy Meske

Location: Bark River Rd
Jefferson County

By the artesian well and vicinity.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Question Mark

Question Mark

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 22

Pam Campbell

Location: Creek Bridge Road, Colfax
Dunn County

A one-hour visit. Near 80 degrees. Partly cloudy with a smoke haze.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Black Dash

Black Dash

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Laphria flavicollis

Laphria flavicollis

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 22

Kate Redmond

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

Late afternoon, beautiful day. One tandem pair of Monarchs.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

bush katydid

bush katydid

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Monarch

Monarch

★ = New county photo record

Jul 22

Les Hoffman

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy, northwestern prairie
Dane County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 22

Dan Abel

Location: D.w. Bergstrom III memorial wetland complex observation tower area. Shiocton
Outagamie County

Cloudy,warm. About an hour before sunset.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jul 22

Ginny Nelson

Location: Madison residential yard
Dane County

These were seen in Alex Singer's prairie yard in just a few minutes of casual observation. Plant it and they will come!

Jul 22

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Mostly sunny 80 degree afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 22

Fred Dike

Location: Taft Ave- Buena Vista grasslands
Portage County

Sunny, 80s

Jul 22

Dave Hogg

Location: Perennial garden at residence in Waunakee
Dane County

Butterflies seen while weeding garden.

Monarch

Monarch

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 22

John McCaw

Location: Riverside Park (Urban Ecology Center)
Milwaukee County

Also saw a brushfoot (probably an Eastern Comma), but it flew off before I could get a great look at it.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 22

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

After not seeing a tiger swallowtail for several weeks, I saw a large, crisp-looking individual nectaring in the Monarda; seems to be an eastern tiger swallowtail, whereas those I photographed in early summer were Canadian. I also finally found a skipper that would hold still while I photographed it: a broad-winged skipper held in the clutches of a goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia).

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 22

Carol Polacek

Location: Northern Highland State Forest, Land O Lakes
Vilas County

Jul 23

Fred Dike

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center trail
Juneau County

80's, mostly sunny

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 23

Ann Thering

Location: My garden
Dane County

Jul 23

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny, humid, 88 degree day.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 23

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Hot day with a nice breeze.

Cerotainia albipilosa

Cerotainia albipilosa

Jul 23

Dan Abel

Location: Lower wolf river bottoms - Herb behnke unit, shiocton
Outagamie County

Hour before sunset. Sunny and high 80's. Walked about 100 yards of dike trail through marshy savannah.

Jul 23

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: Nakoma neighborhood, Madison
Dane County

Only my second Orange Sulphur of the year.

Jul 23

Rob Pendergast

Location: Whiting Well Fields
Portage County

Hiked the central and north main trails. Hummingbird Clearwing was a nice bonus.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Hummingbird Clearwing )moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing )moth)

Jul 23

Judy Cardin

Location: Holy Wisdom Prairie, Middleton
Dane County

On Rattlesnake Master flower

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jul 24

Dee Nordgren

Location: Home garden
Milwaukee County

First sighting of a Swallowtail this summer!

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 24

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Spring Green Nature Preserve
Sauk County

In the am around 10-11:30.

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 24

Melissa Vigil

Location: On the beach at Bailey's Harbor Boreal Forest
Door County

There were a large number of Monarchs (25+) at the beach along with a few fritillaries, a Mourning Cloak and a White Admiral.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

White Admiral

White Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 24

Dan Abel

Location: lower wolf river bottoms- Herb Behnke unit, Shiocton
Outagamie County

midday 80 and mostly sunny. checked pking areas and short walks in fields and dikes near them for about an hour in the savannah areas.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jul 24

Ethan Brown

Location: Brockway Barrens/ along Brockway rd
Jackson County

Clouds of fritillaries around Wazee lake.

Jul 24

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Farm near Soldier’s Grove
Crawford County

Jul 24

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

Warm windy afternoon

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Edwards' Hairstreak, Coral Hairstreak, Acadian Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak, Coral Hairstreak, Acadian Hairstreak

Jul 25

Nancy Meske

Location: Field near Helenville
Jefferson County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Jul 25

Rob Pendergast

Location: 4 Oaks Marsh/Trail
Portage County

George W. Mead SWA - mix of maple, basswood, and oak from the parking lot to the sedge marsh. Northern Leopard Frog also pictured.

Northern Leopard Frog

Northern Leopard Frog

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Jul 25

Rory Williams

Location: Asylum Bay Nature Preserve
Winnebago County

Incidental while doing a bumblebee survey, we saw five species of bumblebees

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 25

Michelle Bak

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

I walked along the waterfall trail to the lake and back. There was Monarda fistulosa (bee balm), Eutrochia purpureum (joe pye weed), and wild mint in bloom.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 25

Ryan Brady

Location: My house west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Diversity and numbers down substantially now

Monarch

Monarch

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Jul 25

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Our backyard in Lake Mills
Jefferson County

It was a beautiful day in our neighborhood - for butterflies. Humid, 86 deg., mild breeze.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 25

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods
Milwaukee County

Hot and sunny

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 25

Laurie Hanson

Location: Sunset Beach Park/Pond
Outagamie County

Early evening among flora surrounding the pond, soft breeze, partly sunny

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 25

Ethan Brown

Location: Hogback Prairie
Crawford County

I still can not believe I have not seen any Regal activity. It has been excellent weather conditions.

Jul 26

Mary Coleman

Location: Town of Lisbon
Waukesha County

Monarch and Fritillary in my flower garden. There was also an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, but he was camera shy.

Monarch, Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch, Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 26

Dave Hogg

Location: Coon Fork area
Eau Claire County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue, Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue, Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jul 26

Babette Kis

Location: Barnes Prairie
Racine County

78F, drizzle. Butterfly on path in Barnes Prairie.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

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

Jul 26

Laurie Hanson

Location: Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

mid-afternoon sightings; overcast day

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 26

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Jones Springs Lane
Oconto County

First Oconto Co Red Admiral of year for me.

Jul 26

Ethan Brown

Location: Creek side Picnic Area
Jackson County

Still on the look out for White Admirals. I have failed to find any this year.

Jul 26

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Farm near Soldier’s grove
Crawford County

Sunny. 78-88 degrees. Red Spotted Purp. was very fresh.

Jul 26

Ethan Brown

Location: Brockway Road Barrens
Jackson County

Various stops. 86-90 degrees, partly sunny and hazy. Many Red spotted purples were killed by ATV.

Jul 26

Ethan Brown

Location: Wazee Park
Jackson County

Disappointed in lack of individuals.

Jul 26

Ethan Brown

Location: Oakridge Road
Jackson County

Various stops. 88 degrees with mostly sun.

Jul 26

Stan Rehm

Location: McKee Farms Park and home
Dane County

The Monarchs eclosed on our screen porch. At the park one BST ovipositing on Queen Anne's Lace and one Cabbage White - that's all, during a one-hour walk. Slim pickings for a day of perfect weather at a location with abundant nectar sources. Rather worrisome, IMHO.

Jul 26

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA GG Segment
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing Queens Anne Lace from SNA

Jul 26

John McCaw

Location: My Home
Milwaukee County

Jul 26

John McCaw

Location: Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 26

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park
Dane County

Eighties,slight breeze, sunny

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 26

John McCaw

Location: Nojoshing Trail (WE Energies Grasslands)
Milwaukee County

Most of the area south of the main trail has been mowed due to White Sweet Clover

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 26

Rob Pendergast

Location: Rocky Run Preserve
Portage County

Power line cut through mix of pine, maple, and other hardwood trees.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Machimus sp.

Machimus sp.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 27

Cup Freeman

Location: Germantown, South
Washington County

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 27

Nels Monson

Location: South Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Feasting on my Purple Coneflowers!

Jul 27

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: Home just south of Fifield
Price County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 27

Ethan Brown

Location: Avoca Prairie and Road side
Iowa County

Many Clouded Sulphurs congregated around dead roadkill adults. How strange. I chased after a mid sized Orange Sulphur thinking it was a Sleepy Orange. To my surprise, it was the only Orange Sulphur in the area.

Jul 27

Megan Giefer

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

Dimorphic Eastern Tiger Swallowtail female

Jul 27

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Capital Springs Dog Park
Dane County

Early afternoon, warm, with a strong wind.

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 27

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Our yard, Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Another report from our yard. Its been a very good year here so far. The Monarch caterpillar was on a Narrow-leaved milkweed (Asclepias stenophylla). For the past month we haven't had a day go by without seeing at least one monarch.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Jul 28

Michelle Bak

Location: Mitchell Park
Milwaukee County

Walked around the Michell Park from the Domes, aroundthe pond, and back to the parking lot. It was in the mid 80s and sunny. There were also Pseudacris frogs at the pond, I believe P. maculata. I also saw two eastern kingbirds, a starling, and a pair of caspian terns.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 28

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

About an hour in the hot, humid weather, was all I could take today.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 28

Julie Newlun

Location: My front yard; Whispering Pines Lane and Pendleton Road, SW Neenah, WI
Winnebago County

One individual landed on a purple coneflower, flitted around to two or three more, and then flew off to the NW in our neighborhood. I saw it about 9:30 this morning - it was probably already near 80 degrees with high humidity, winds out of the SE and partly sunny. There is a large uncut field about a half a block from our house where there is a huge stand of milkweed just starting to bloom.

Jul 29

Rob Pendergast

Location: Dewey Marsh SWA
Portage County

Oakwood Rd - mostly hiked the bog/sedge habitat.