Butterfly sightings for June 2022

Jun 1

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Borah Creek Prairie
Grant County

The Pussy Toes photo shows evidence that an American Lady caterpillar has formed a nest inside.

Sunny, low 70's, and windy between 10-12.

Pussy toes

Pussy toes

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jun 1

Fred Dike

Location: Sauk Prairie Recreation area
Sauk County

Partly cloudy, 60's,wind about 10 mph

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 1

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Finally, a Viceroy!

Jun 1

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grasslands Wildlife Area
Adams County

We walked 3 bird/butterfly transects hoping for the start of detectable Purplish Coppers.

Jun 1

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Graslands
Portage County

It became marginally acceptable butterfly weather in our last 1/2 hour of doing bird surveys.

Jun 1

Edgar Spalding

Location: UW-Arboretum
Dane County

incidental sightings while with a dragonfly surveying group

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Jun 1

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 1

Mike Reese

Location: DNR lands north of Mt. Morris
Waushara County

Jun 1

Mike Reese

Location: Karner Blue Meadow SNA
Waushara County

5:00-5:40. Five male and one female Karner Blue

Jun 1

John McCaw

Location: Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 1

Daniel Jackson

Location: jackson property near Chaseburg
Vernon County

Jun 1

John Morrissey

Location: Meadow near my house
Dane County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 1

Terry Mortier

Location: Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

Very short stop on the way to work. 2:30 PM, Sunny, light wind, mid seventies.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 1

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

This was the first day of seeing multiple Monarchs at this location. Also saw the first Arctic Skippers of the year, one of which was nectaring extensively on violets.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 1

Fred Dike

Location: Baxter's Hollow
Sauk County

63 degrees, wind 9 mph, partly sunny

Hobom

Hobom

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 1

Rory Williams

Location: Karner Blue Meadow SNA
Waushara County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

American Copper

American Copper

Jun 1

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

FOY Monarch

Jun 1

Rachel Padour

Location: Ariens Company conservation land, Brillion
Calumet County

Gorgone Checkerspot, Northern Crescent

Gorgone Checkerspot, Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Gorgone Checkerspot, Northern Crescent

Gorgone Checkerspot, Northern Crescent

Gorgone Checkerspot, Northern Crescent

Gorgone Checkerspot, Northern Crescent

Jun 1

Rory Williams

Location: Wild Rose Fish Hatchery
Waushara County

When I toured the Wild Rose Fish Hatchery pre Covid, they said they had never seen a Karners in their Lupines. They are there now. Many bumblebees also

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 1

Mike Reese

Location: Plainfield TriCounty School Forest
Waushara County

Jun 2

Lester Doyle

Location: Mott's Ravine SNA
Douglas County

Cool...low to high 60's and sunny most of the day. Clouded up before leaving. time: between 8am and 1:00pm. Most prominent Butterflies were the Duskywings. And finally got my Lifer Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle.

Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle

Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

American Lady

American Lady

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle

Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle

Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle

Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle

Sharp-lined Powder Moth

Sharp-lined Powder Moth

Jun 2

Mike Reese

Location: Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County

9:15-9:55

Jun 2

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Iowa County

78 degrees and sunny.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jun 2

Rory Williams

Location: Czech Drive and Cty N
Waushara County

Incidental while removing invasives.

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Jun 2

John Morrissey

Location: Meadow near my house, Cross Plains
Dane County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 2

Nick Gremban

Location: International Crane Foundation
Sauk County

While visiting the International Crane Foundation, I walked through their prairie restorations and took note of a few butterflies.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 2

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Prairie Haven
Buffalo County

There were at least 12 or 15 of these butterflies today, on several of our dry prairie points. 10 or 12 on one point, and the rest on another point. I'd never seen so many before. Some were chasing each other, circling around and around and up into the air.

Jun 2

Jacob Collison

Location: Blue Mounds State Park
Iowa County

Butterflies seen while hiking

Jun 2

Mike Reese

Location: Marinette County Beech Forest SNA
Marinette County

I spent about two hours wandering around in the woods. Not a lot of nectar sources and the sunny skies started to cloud up during the afternoon.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 2

Ethan Brown

Location: Cedarburg Bog
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 75.

Jun 2

Jacob Collison

Location: Horicon Marsh
Dodge County

Old Marsh road and auto tour
Lots of Eight spotted Forester Moths

Jun 2

Greg Burns

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Very active flier. Observed in area with blooming honeysuckle and nannyberry.

Jun 2

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Nice to finally see a variety of butterflies! Also saw an osprey on her nest with mate close by, a Great blue heron, and a red-tailed hawk. We were also serenaded by a bull frog. Sunny, breezy, 73 degree early afternoon.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Osprey

Osprey

Jun 2

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Crawford County

78 degrees and mostly sunny.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 2

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 2

Kate Redmond

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine, along Oak Drive just south of Hwy 28. of
Washington County

There were a number of Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillars feeding on honeysuckle and other plants.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillar

Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillar

Jun 2

Fred Dike

Location: Mecan Prairie
Waushara County

70s, sunny, breezy

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

American Copper

American Copper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 2

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

A windy day with much less flying than the previous day. First harvester of the year for me, though.

Harvester

Harvester

Jun 2

Stan Rehm

Location: Westmost half mile of Oregon Rotary Bike Trail
Dane County

Easy hike on paved path, but mostly past sterile cornfields

Jun 2

Aurora Williamson

Location: Sauk Prairie area
Sauk County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 3

Ethan Brown

Location: Private residence
Ozaukee County

Jun 3

Nick Gremban

Location: Necedah Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

Sightings along Boghaunter Trail.

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 3

John Morrissey

Location: Ice Age Trail, Cross Plains, meadow bordering S.B. Anderson Memorial Preserve
Dane County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 3

Pamela Skaar

Location: McCarthy Youth and Conservation Park
Dane County

sunny, loud NW winds 9 - 12 mph, 9:37-10:45, dry conditions

Jun 3

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion, near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Sunny, 73 degrees, wind 10-12 mph with gusts. Noticed various visitors to the yard/garden today. My first sighting of an American Lady.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 3

Douglas Buege

Location: Tenney Park
Dane County

Jun 3

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Observed on my lilac. Very windy today. Mid 60’s and partly sunny.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Jun 3

Jim Otto

Location: Madison Audubon Society's Goose Pond Sanctuary
Columbia County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 3

Kate Redmond

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

Beautiful day, beautiful spot. Moccasin flowers and Labrador tea at their peak, pitcher plants in bud. A very beat-up Monarch.

Labrador Tea

Labrador Tea

Moccasin Flower

Moccasin Flower

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jun 3

John & Susan Winegarden

Location: LL Phillips County Park
Eau Claire County

Toothed Somberwing (moth)

Toothed Somberwing (moth)

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 3

Ethan Brown

Location: Kettle Moraine Southern Unit
Waukesha County

Perfect weather. 75 and sunny.

Jun 3

Terry Mortier

Location: Bogs off Milchesky rd. and County Hwy A
Douglas County

Sunny, cool, windy afternoon.

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

Jun 3

Terry Mortier

Location: Namekagon Barrens SWA
Burnett County

Windy, cool, early evening

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Jun 3

Marci Lanois

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

75 degrees, sunny, moderate breeze
Also saw 8 sulphurs that would not land for ID. In addition, I saw 2 Snowberry Clearwing Moths and an Eight-spotted Forester Moth.

Jun 3

Mike Reese

Location: barrens along Brockway and Bauer Rds.
Jackson County

This was the most Dusted Skipper that I have seen in one day. Also my favorite bee fly.

bee fly

bee fly

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Jun 3

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Sunny, in the 60s, but very windy. I walked a trail about 2.5 miles and saw only three butterflies. Most of those I saw were on scat along the road, including all four Karners.

Jun 3

Marci Lanois

Location: Marsh Creek Access (Lower Wisconsin State Riverway)
Iowa County

73 degrees, sunny, moderate breeze.

Also saw 3 unidentified Sulphur, and what looked like a Red-spotted Purple but it did not land.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 3

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish Lake SWA and Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Morning, sunny cool, windy.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Jun 3

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens between Millston and Black River Falls
Jackson County

Sites included Dike 17, Bauer-Brockway Complex, Stanton Creek Road, and nearby Phlox sites on other roads. We walked about 10 miles of transects at about 18 Phlox Moth monitoring units and 14+ Karner Blue sites. We found only 4 Phlox Moths. Because the Phlox flower phenology was on average close to the usually right phenology for good Phlox Moth detection, this seems like a low Phlox Moth brood so far. 37 of the Karner Blues were males, 5 were females, and 2 we didn't see well enough to tell gender.

Jun 3

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion, near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Sunny, mid 70s, breezy and late afternoon. Walked our MFL, a mix of oak and pine trees. The wild blackberry bushes along the end of the woods were in full bloom. Couldn't miss these bright orange fresh looking skippers on the berry bushes.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 3

Edgar Spalding

Location: Hook Lake State Wildlife Area, (Oregon) McManus Road entrance, then north up the gravel driveway.
Dane County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 4

Tom Englert

Location: Weston, Wisconsin, Sternberg Avenue
Marathon County

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 4

Teena Parker

Location: Porterville boat landing, Eau Claire WI
Eau Claire County

On the dog park trail

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Jun 4

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie Trails SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing Dames Rocket at the SNA

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Jun 4

Terry Mortier

Location: Buffalo Skull tract, Standing Cedars SNA
Polk County

Warm, light wind, afternoon. Prairie smoke and lupines both in full bloom.

American Copper

American Copper

Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke

American Copper

American Copper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

★ = New county photo record

Jun 4

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish Lake SWA Stolte Rd
Burnett County

Stolte Rd, looking for Karners. Warm partly cloudy light wind. Large numbers of Gorgone Checkerspots and Dusted Skippers. No Karners

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 4

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 4

Nick Gremban

Location: Necedah Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

Sightings along the Lupine Trail. Was a little cloudy but that didn't stop the Karners from being out!

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 4

Nick Gremban

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Sightings near the bison restoration area.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 5

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 5

Douglas Buege

Location: Wetland Road, dead end dirt SW of Breed
Oconto County

Woody wetlands come close to the road. May be good sedge skipper location. Also saw unIDed comma.

Jun 5

Sue Feyrer

Location: Field near my home
Waukesha County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 5

Tod Highsmith

Location: East Side Madison
Dane County

Jun 5

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jun 5

Karen Oberhauser, Mike Reese

Location: UW Arboretum - Grady Tract
Dane County

Lots of Six-spotted Tiger Beetles today.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Jun 5

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Yahara River Trail in Stoughton
Dane County

Took advantage of an hour of sunshine at noon to look for butterflies. Mostly sunny, breezy, and 72 degrees.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 5

Nick Gremban

Location: Loon Rapids Road, Mountain
Oconto County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Jun 6

Ethan Brown

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Late afternoon and stormy.

Jun 6

Mary Roen

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

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 6

Judy Cardin

Location: Crex Meadow State Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Very fresh looking male in a large area of blooming blue lupine

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 6

Mike Reese

Location: LWSR - Avoca Unit, western entrance
Iowa County

68 degrees and very cloudy. My first Little Wood-Satyr of the year. A Bell's Vireo and Orchard Oriole singing cheered me up from not seeing many butterflies.

Holopogon sp.

Holopogon sp.

Jun 6

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Went for a walk in the woods after the rain ended about 6 pm. There were a few peeks of sunshine for about a half hour. Temp was 65 and the wind was calm. Caught a glimpse of this Little Wood Satyr, moving close to the ground.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 6

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 6

Mary Roen

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

These butterflies were feeding on plants in my lawn and pollinator garden.

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 7

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Capital Springs Recreation Area
Dane County

Partly cloudy, calm, low 70s; at about 1 p.m.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 7

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens between Millston and Black River Falls
Jackson County

About 16 Karner Blue monitoring sites or patches and 12 Phlox Moth sites. Dike 17, Cemetery Road, Numerous Bauer-Brockway sites, several sites on Castle Mound Road, and Stanton Creek Road. Mostly cloudy to half sun, 65-80 degrees F. All Arctic Skippers were in the forested part of the walking road going west from the parking lot at Dike 17. Karner Blues were 134 males, 50 females, and 7 unknown; this 73% male-female ratio is close to what we usually get when the Jackson County brood is at its peak, but it wouldn't be surprising if Karner counts are still on the increase right now. We saw 125 Karner Blues in 1.1 hours along Stanton Creek Road and its pipeline ROW. Common Ringlets are having a really low year here.

Jun 7

Rachel Padour

Location: AriensCo Conservation Land, Brillion
Calumet County

70 F, sunny, breezy. 3 Viceroy butterflies seen in one area.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 7

Rob Pendergast

Location: Dewey Marsh SWA
Portage County

Oakwood Dr ~ walked portions of the bog and upland habitat.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Harvester

Harvester

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 7

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Muralt Bluff S. SNA
Green County

Jun 7

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Farm near Soldier’s Grove
Crawford County

Great skipper diversity.

Jun 7

Ethan Brown

Location: Hogback Prairie and Ridge
Crawford County

Sunny and 77.

Hogback Praire

Hogback Praire

Hogback Praire

Hogback Praire

Jun 7

Ethan Brown

Location: Surrounding roads of Steuben
Crawford County

Jun 7

Ethan Brown

Location: Road off of Mt Zion
Crawford County

Jun 7

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 7

Fred Dike

Location: Morton Forest County Park
Dane County

upper 60s, partly sunny , slight breeze

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 7

Nan Meske

Location: Mazomanie lower wisconsin riverway
Dane County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 7

Mike Reese

Location: Blue River Sand Barrens State Natural Area
Grant County

Jun 8

Robert Kramer

Location: Northern Road, Horicon Marsh
Dodge County

Jun 8

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 8

Nan Meske

Location: Fifield
Price County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

American Lady

American Lady

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Wild Columbine

Wild Columbine

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Harvester

Harvester

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Jun 8

Mary Roen

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

These butterflies were feeding on flowers in the lawn and in my pollinator garden on a sunny warm day with light wind.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 8

Ethan Brown

Location: Borah Creek Prarie
Grant County

Jun 8

Nan Meske

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

moth sp.

moth sp.

clouded su

clouded su

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail, Dusted Skipper

Black Swallowtail, Dusted Skipper

Jun 8

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Farm near Soldier’s grove
Crawford County

After the rain, the butterflies were extremely lacking.

Jun 8

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

We implemented a "No Mow May" policy for the pollinators and had 76 extra milkweed plants pop up in various parts of our yard.

Common Milkweed

Common Milkweed

Jun 9

Rory Williams

Location: Near Conifer Bogs West
Wood County

A tick infested area. Today I saw more Arctic Skippers and Common Ringlets than I have seen in my whole life up to this point.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 9

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Yahara River Trail in Stoughton
Dane County

Surprised to only see one Cabbage White today, as we usually see quite a few flying along the trail this time of year. Sunny, breezy, 70 degree late morning.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 9

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Cross Plains State Park, and Ice Age Trail area
Dane County

Jun 9

Pamela Skaar

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

14:12 - 15:00, .92 miles

Jun 9

Pamela Skaar

Location: Mazomanie Dog Exercise area
Dane County

12:24 - 13:54, 1.29 miles. 2 hairstreaks were fighting in a wooded area but I couldn't ID them

Jun 9

Dave Hogg

Location: Perennial garden at Waunakee residence
Dane County

Jun 9

Pamela Skaar

Location: Laws Drive, Mazomanie, WI
Dane County

10:44 - 12:00. Many of the butterflies were on the gravel parts of the road, maybe picking up minerals. 2 of the Juvenal's Duskywings were swirling around each other. The Pearl Crescent was chased by a dragonfly.

Jun 9

Ethan Brown

Location: Private farm near Soldier’s Grove
Crawford County

Sunny and mid 70s.

Jun 9

Ethan Brown

Location: Hogback Prairie
Crawford County

Jun 9

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland
Dane County

Calm, mild day; perfect for butterflies. Monarchs have been laying eggs in the garden, but I haven't seen any Monarchs here yet.

Monarch egg

Monarch egg

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 9

Ethan Brown

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Iowa County

Jun 9

Kate Redmond

Location: Ozaukee Washington Land Trust's CESA property on Hwy Y.
Washington County

Marsh Bluet damselflies and Dot-tailed Whiteface dragonflies have just emerged in large numbers.

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 9

Mike Reese

Location: Belmont Mound Woods State Natural Area
Lafayette County

Jun 9

Rory Williams

Location: Mead Wildlife Area
Marathon County

Six six spotted Tiger Beetles.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 9

Mike Reese

Location: Hardscrabble Prairie State Natural Area
Lafayette County

Little nectar sources available. The azures seems very fresh and light and I expect they were 'Summer' Spring Azure, but they never landed.

Jun 9

Lester Doyle

Location: Bauer Brockway Barrens
Jackson County

Mid70's, mostly sunny, some light wind

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 9

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grasslands Wildlife Area
Adams County

Just one survey lasting less than 20 minutes.

Jun 9

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens in and near Sandhill Wildlife Area.
Wood County

Sites along Wood County Hwy X and in Sandhill Wildlife Area. Long-term Karner Blue monitoring at 4 sites where we have counted 60-64 broods per site, and a new site with 35+ broods. We counted 176 male, 28 female, and 2 unknown gender Karner Blues.

Jun 9

Douglas Buege

Location: S of Lakewood along Old Hwy 32
Oconto County

Jun 9

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Mirror L. SP
Sauk County

Stream Cruiser

Stream Cruiser

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Scallop Shell Moth

Scallop Shell Moth

Laphria sericea/aktis

Laphria sericea/aktis

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jun 9

Joan Braune, Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh, Madison
Dane County

Jun 9

Fred Dike

Location: Spring Green Preserve East
Sauk County

Breezy, sunny, around 70 degrees

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

American Copper

American Copper

Harvester

Harvester

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 9

Fred Dike

Location: Hay Ln
Iowa County

Sunny, 70s, breezy

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 9

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands Wildlife Area
Portage County

It was too cold and the vegetation too soaked for butterflies during our first 3 grassland bird surveys. The last 4 surveys at sites picked for seeing butterflies began to have butterflies. We had our 5th highest count of Karner Blues in any of the 42 broods we've monitored at one site here, and highest since 2004.

Jun 9

Mary Roen

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

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 9

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Mirror Lake State Park
Sauk County

Intermittently sunny. 76 degrees. 11 species. The Silvery Blue was at the end of its road. Luckily we didn't find this 1" beetle (Cotalpa sp.) in our bed. We hope you are lucky too.

Cotalpa sp.

Cotalpa sp.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Jun 9

Paul Doxsee

Location: Little Plover River Fishery
Portage County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 9

Paul Doxsee

Location: Plover
Portage County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 9

John Morrissey

Location: Meadow near my house, Cross Plains
Dane County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 10

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Falk Park
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 10

Ethan Brown

Location: Areas around Black River Falls
Jackson County

Jun 10

Steve Kinyon

Location: Elroy Sparta State Trail DNR Campsite 43º 55'35"N /90º 47317"W' W
Monroe County

9 to 10:30 a.m., mostly sunny, 75º

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

American Copper

American Copper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

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

Jun 10

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

First satyr of the year at this location.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 10

Susan Dietrich

Location: Flambeau Township
Price County

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 10

Fred Dike

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Iowa County

Sunny, breezy, 70s

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 10

John Morrissey

Location: Meadow near my house, Cross Plains
Dane County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 10

Ethan Brown

Location: Numerous stops along Brockway rd
Jackson County

79 and mostly sunny.

Jun 10

Susan Dietrich

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Jun 10

Terry Mortier

Location: Stolte rd. Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Early afternoon, mostly cloudy, warm, no wind

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

White Admiral

White Admiral

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Jun 10

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Root River Pkwy Oakwood Rd, Franklin WI
Milwaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 10

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida Home
Outagamie County

3 years in a row now for a Giant Swallowtail. What a treat!!

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 10

Rory Williams

Location: Bubolz Wildlife Area
Outagamie County

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 10

Mike Reese

Location: Swamplovers Preserve
Dane County

Quick stop here; 3:30-4:15. My first Giant Swallowtail of the year!

Jun 10

Nick Gremban

Location: The Ridges Sanctuary
Door County

Sunny, temperature around 70 degrees.

Mustard White

Mustard White

Mustard White

Mustard White

Mustard White

Mustard White

Jun 10

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 10

Guido LaMoto

Location: Sauk/Juneau co line/rural
Sauk County

Cabbage white 3
Sulfur 1
Tiger SW 1
A m Lady 1
N. Crescent 3
Sootywing 2

Jun 10

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Late afternoon/evening, cloudy, warm, no wind. North side of Reed Lake and Abel rd.

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Jun 10

Ethan Brown

Location: Numerous stops around the Black River State Forest
Jackson County

Waves of Karner Blues covered the meadow.

Jun 11

Aurora Williamson

Location: Sauk Prairie
Sauk County

Red-spotted Purple enjoying light sprinkles on a roof top (see droplets).

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 11

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Bristol Woods Park
Kenosha County

The Oak Hairstreak is a new state butterfly!!!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Oak Haistreak

Oak Haistreak

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

Jun 11

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Cool, cloudy and rainy.

Jun 11

Mary Roen

Location: 1543 Roosevelt Street, River Fall, WI
St. Croix County

This butterfly was feeding on phlox in a prairie

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 11

Pam Kindschi

Location: Northwest Beloit
Rock County

Jun 11

Terry Mortier

Location: Buffalo Skull and Tewksbury tracts, Standing Cedars land conservancy
Polk County

Warm, afternoon, light wind.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Harvester

Harvester

Jun 11

Terry Mortier

Location: Houlton Ride Share parking lot.
St. Croix County

warm sunny evening

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 11

Mary Roen

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

This butterfly was feeding on dianthus in my pollinator garden.
Crossline Skipper?

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jun 12

Terry Mortier

Location: Intersection of old HWY53 and Lehman Lake rd. South of Shell Lake
Washburn County

Small open area around intersection. Warm, partly sunny, late afternoon.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 12

Douglas Buege

Location: Town of Mountain Brush Site (the dump)
Oconto County

Jun 12

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 12

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Saw my first Monarch of the season, but still very few butterflies out and about. Did see one blue butterfly that was too far away to ID. Watched the Osprey adults on their nest. Partly sunny, breezy, 72 degree afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Osprey

Osprey

Jun 12

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

There was more cloud cover than had been forecast but we still had a fairly productive walk. There was also a skipper that moved too quickly to ID.

Jun 12

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Park
Waukesha County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 12

D Nussbaum

Location: Grandview Road
Winnebago County

Late afternoon.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 12

Terry Mortier

Location: T33N R15W Sec.12 (Clayton Twp). VPA program property #378
Polk County

Short walk in the ditch. Warm light wind partly sunny

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jun 12

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA - Oakridge Segment
Winnebago County

Incidental while participating in a work day to remove sweet clover in the SNA

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 12

Teena Parker

Location: Chippewa River Bike Trail, Eau Claire WI
Eau Claire County

77°, 6-7 pm by Porterville historical marker, June 12

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 12

Kate Redmond

Location: area along Blue Goose and St. Augustine Roads near the UWM Cedarburg Bog Field Station
Ozaukee County

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

net-winged beetle sp.

net-winged beetle sp.

American Lady

American Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 12

Ethan Brown

Location: Numerous stops along Brockway and Bauer rd.
Jackson County

Harris checkerspots were lifers. We were thrilled to see them.

Jun 12

Mike Reese

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

This was a hike led by Rich Henderson on butterflies and flowers. We saw three different sizes of Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillars as well as the adults.

Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillar

Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillar

Jun 12

Terry Mortier

Location: Cylon Marsh SWA
St. Croix County

Old RR grade from the North side of the property. Evening, warm, partly sunny, light wind.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Question Mark

Question Mark

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

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

Jun 12

Kim Lawler

Location: West edge, across from golf course of Spring Valley, Wi
Pierce County

Late afternoon, sunny. Very fragrant Miss Kim lilac bush draws in butterflies. Near Driveway. Next to meadow of blooming lupines.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 12

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: White River Marsh
Green Lake County

Forecast was mostly cloudy so we drove 1 1/2 hour to an area that was sunny! 76 degrees. 13 species. 8 crescents were not identified to species. Harris' is one of our favorite butterflies! Dorothy heard a Dickcissel.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 12

Philip Varner

Location: Madison - Picnic Point - Biocore Prairie
Dane County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 12

Nick Gremban

Location: Loon Rapids Road, Mountain
Oconto County

Good crop of silvery checkerspots! The most I've seen at one time.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

White Admiral

White Admiral

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 12

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Caroline Lake Bog
Iron County

Hoping for Bog Fritillaries but the flight is a few days late this year. Sunny, 75 degrees F.

Jun 12

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens in and near Moquah Barrens State Natural Area
Bayfield County

Four patches or units in 2 areas. Good butterfly weather.

Jun 12

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Riley Lake Bogs
Price County

We surveyed 7 bogs and the roadsides of 3 of them. The sky was too cloudy for good results so we skipped 3 of the usual 9 bogs just to get things done and move on to somewhere with sunshine. We also surveyed a bog on the north side of Forest Road 136 that we don't usually survey. We found Frigga Fritillaries on all 4 bogs where they are usually found.

Jun 12

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog northeast of Morse
Ashland County

Hoping for Bog Fritillaries but the flight is a few days late this year. 50% sun, 73 degrees F. We also saw one unidentified Boloria.

Jun 13

Rob Pendergast

Location: North Torun Rd
Portage County

Cloudy, 64°, slight breeze. Most activity was north of the third parking area. A few flowers were starting to bloom. Also noted a Xanthotype sp (Crocus Geometer Moth) either X. urticaria or X. sospeta ~ needs dissection for species ID.

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Xanthotype sp.

Xanthotype sp.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

White Admiral

White Admiral

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Jun 13

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Rettenmund Prairie SNA
Dane County

Jun 13

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Cloudy, cool, and rainy

Jun 13

Pamela Skaar

Location: CamRock County Park, Cambridge, WI
Dane County

Walked 1.5 miles of the bike path near both flowing and still water but didn't see any grass skippers. The 2 butterflies I did see were after 11 AM. 9:00 - 11:40, 66 - 77 F, 12 mph SE wind.

Jun 14

Jamie Zaczek

Location: Caledonia backyard on 3 Mile Rd between 31 & Johnson Park
Racine County

Eating on the deck then on the dogs collar that had just recently gotten rolled in animal poop. Was flitting around for nearly 2 hours.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 14

Karl Dorothy Legler

Location: Sauk Prairie Recreation Area
Sauk County

Sunny and 81 degrees to 91. 14 species. A late Silvery blue and the last butterfly: a fresh very colorful Common Buckeye. (Windy conditions made photography difficult.)

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 14

Jeff Annen

Location: Mt Morris camp and retreat center
Waushara County

An abundance of Karner blues were flying yesterday!
10 years of restoration have come to fruition.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 14

Thomas J Hickey

Location: My Pollinator Garden in Milwaukee Wisconsin
Milwaukee County

American Snout nectaring on a Garden Heliotrope late afternoon

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 14

Kaona Koehn

Location: Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 14

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Our Yard, near Elver Park
Dane County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 14

Cathy Del Valle

Location: Near Northpoint at the lakefront in Sheboygan
Sheboygan County

I spotted a common buckeye and a clouded sulphur in the grass.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 14

D Nussbaum

Location: Engel Farm
Winnebago County

Hot and windy.

Jun 14

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 96. Too hot for many butterflies.

Jun 14

Rory Williams

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Went out looking for Little Wood or N. Cloudywing, but did not see either. Very poor day, I probably went too early to beat the heat. One six spotted Tiger Beetle.

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bogs near Amnicon Lake
Douglas County

Same nine bogs as on May 27. We surveyed the roadsides of 3 sites. Cloudy, 80-95 degrees F. Hoping for Bog Fritillaries but the flight is a few days later than average this year.

Jun 14

John Morrissey

Location: Cross Plains, Meadow near my house; my house
Dane County

The Emperors have returned! Two years ago at my house we had a veritable swarm of Tawny Emperors. Last year it was Hackberry. This year again we have Hackberry Emperors, though perhaps not as many as the last to years.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 14

Ryan Brady

Location: Birch Grove Campground west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Jun 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Douglas County Wildlife Area
Douglas County

4 patches, 43 minutes. 10% sun, 76-81 degrees F.

Jun 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens south of Brule
Douglas County

2 patches in one area, 21 minutes. 20% sunshine, wind 10-30 mph, 92-93 degrees F. Late afternoon on a hot day. Some butterflies may have been hiding to avoid dessication.

Jun 14

Pamela Skaar

Location: Cherokee lake off Burning Wood Way, Madison
Dane County

8-9 AM, 0.7 miles.

Jun 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Minong Bog
Washburn County

Cloudy, 72 degrees F. 20 minutes. We surveyed the bog (2 Jutta Arctics) and the roadside (all other butterflies found).

Jun 14

Mike Reese

Location: Chiwaukee Prairie SNA
Kenosha County

Surprise Fiery Skipper!

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jun 14

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 14

Kate Redmond

Location: Waubedonia Park between Fredonia and Waubeka.
Ozaukee County

Hot and sunny and breezy. I walked along the river bank from the boat landing to the east end of the park. Dragonflies are gearing up.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

River Jewelwing

River Jewelwing

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 15

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Also saw a Fritillary, but it was too far away to identify or photograph. Fields are full of many nectar sources including clover, Canada hawkweed, daisies, dandelions, and orange hawkweed. Milkweed full of buds. Cloudy, 70 degree afternoon.

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jun 15

Dorothy Legler

Location: Our butterfly garden in Sauk City.
Sauk County

92 degrees and sunny. Wow! We just saw a Common Buckeye yesterday at another location. They are coming into Wisconsin!

Jun 15

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sunny, warm and windy. I walked the east prairie loop.
I definitely saw two Snouts at once, but I think there were more in the back of the woodland edge.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 15

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Midtown Commons Park-Madison
Dane County

There have been many fewer butterflies at this park this year compared to the last few years. Excited to finally see some variety.

Jun 15

Ethan Brown

Location: Cedarburg Bog
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 93.

Jun 15

Rob Pendergast

Location: Dewey Marsh SWA
Portage County

81°, sunny, breezy. Cruised Oakwood Rd and Haymeadow Rd sampling a number of habitats from bog, shrub carr, upland hardwood, and sedge meadow. Noted a Hemileuca Moth caterpillar and a Six-spotted Tiger Beetle as well.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Hemileuca Moth caterpillar

Hemileuca Moth caterpillar

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 15

Mike Reese

Location: Southern Kettle Moraine
Walworth County

Several quick stops to check out new areas to visit. 10:45 - 12:15

Jun 15

Kaona Koehn

Location: Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

Saw three tiger swallowtails but couldn't id them as they were too far away, saw one of them right before the big storms hit!

Jun 15

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 15

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Prairie Ridge Park, Madison
Dane County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 15

John Morrissey

Location: my house; meadow by my house; meadow by SB Anderson Memorial Preserve, Ice Age Trail Cross Plains
Dane County

Lots of skippers in the meadows by my house and by the preserve.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 16

Cathy Del Valle

Location: Near the flagpole at the start of the lighthouse pier, Sheboygan
Sheboygan County

I wasn't really sure what it was, but I knew it was unique. There were actually 2 of them flitting around these bushes. I love how they resemble a leaf, which also made it difficult to see/photograph. It's said to be a migrant from the South, not common in Wisconsin.

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 16

Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh, North Unit
Dane County

Jun 16

Rory Williams

Location: Lasley Point Archeology Site
Winnebago County

Two of the robber flies and sixteen six spotted Tiger Beetles

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Laphria sericea/aktis

Laphria sericea/aktis

Jun 16

Ethan Brown

Location: Lions Den Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

I saw more snouts today then I have seen in the past 5 years of living in Wisconsin. Incredible sightings blowing up from the south! Also, finally a little yellow!

Jun 16

Steve Kinyon

Location: Mathy Tract 43°50'05"N 91°12'14"W
La Crosse County

9:30 to 11 am. 75 deg., sunny, windy. 2 days after extreme heat and strong southerly winds.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Jun 16

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Cherokee Marsh Main Parking Lot
Dane County

Jun 16

Mike Reese

Location: Borah Creek Prairie State Natural Area
Grant County

My first ever Marine Blue in Wisconsin! This is only the 7th sighting of this species since 2000, and the first since 2011.

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

★ = New county photo record

Jun 16

Mary Roen

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

This butterfly was feeding on Scabiosa flowers in my pollinator garden.

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 16

Dan Abel

Location: Cardinal street , New London
Waupaca County

Jun 16

Judy Cardin

Location: Greene Prairie UW Arboretum
Dane County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 16

Philip Varner

Location: Madison, WI - UW Arboretum (Gallistel Woods)
Dane County

Along the G7-F7 trail at waist height.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 16

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson property 1/4 south of Chaseburg on County K
Vernon County

Jun 16

Douglas Buege

Location: Tenney Park
Dane County

Jun 16

Pamela Skaar

Location: Governor Nelson SP woods edge and interior
Dane County

8:52 - 11:00, 2.1 mile, SW wind 10 mph with gusts to 22 - and sometimes the sulfurs were holding on to the grass tightly with their wings blowing back and forth.

Jun 16

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Residence
Ozaukee County

Jun 16

John Morrissey

Location: my home; meadow near my house; meadow by SB Anderson Memorial Preserve, Ice Age Trail Cross Plains
Dane County

Monarchs are specifically by the preserve where there's milkweed. The Eastern Tailed-Blue was in the meadow between the preserve and my house. Lots of Emperors at my house in the morning, but I'm starting to see them in the woods, too. Silver-spotted skippers are mostly at the meadows, but I sometimes see them at my house. Silvery Checkerspots are in the two meadows, more by the preserve.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Monarch

Monarch

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 16

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Along the trails by our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Mostly sunny 70 degree afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 16

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Partly sunny, 60 degree morning.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens and Bog near Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

All of the Pink-edged Sulphurs and one of the Indian Skippers were on the bog.

Jun 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Pine Lake
Bayfield County

Bog near Forest Road 236. 15 minutes.

Jun 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Lost Creek Slough
Bayfield County

Bog in NW part of slough and the road parallel to it. Black Swallowtails well out on this deep water bog are unusual to see, but we also saw 3 on this bog the next time we surveyed it.

Jun 17

Terry Mortier

Location: buffalo skull tract Standing Cedars Land Conservancy
Polk County

Morning, Light wind, sunny and warm.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 17

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Warm, sunny, light wind, afternoon

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 17

John Morrissey

Location: my house; meadow near my house; meadow next to the SB Anderson Memorial Preserve, Ice Age trail Cross Plains
Dane County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Monarch

Monarch

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 17

Jeannie van Vianen

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

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 17

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Pine Island WMA
Columbia County

American Snout

American Snout

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 17

Kate Redmond

Location: Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Warm and windy.

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

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

Jun 17

Lynn Erickson

Location: Emmons Creek Barrens State Natural Area
Portage County

Sunny, breezy, mid-70s. Hiked a 2.25 section of the Ice Age trail from Hartman Creek State Park to Emmons Creek. Lupines were in full bloom throughout the meadow along with many other wild flowers.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 17

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

While birding. All before noon. Sunny and breezy.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Jun 17

Fred Dike

Location: Lulu Lake SNA
Walworth County

Sunny

Jun 17

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Little Menomonee River Parkway
Milwaukee County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 17

Fred Dike

Location: Schmeekle Reserve
Portage County

Sunny

Jun 17

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Several stops from Potosi to Cassville
Grant County

Sunny, 83 degrees. I inadvertently bumped some camera button and it wouldn't take pictures today.

Jun 17

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Born and raised in the rue patch by our mailbox. Eclosed today from a chrysalis that overwintered on our screen porch.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 17

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Residence
Ozaukee County

Jun 17

Jason Sailing

Location: 1712 Jenifer Street, Madison
Dane County

my backyard; earlier this morning,

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Jun 17

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Incidental during a day of invasives removal. The Harris's Checkerspot was the highlight.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

European Skipper

European Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 17

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

80 deg., sunny. Looks like a bumper & early year for snouts.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 17

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak prairie west of Hwy C
Waukesha County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 17

Pamela Skaar

Location: Mazomanie Dog Trial Grounds
Dane County

12:10 - 13:55, 1.2 miles. It didn't seem as windy here as listed for the area on Wunderground. Sunny. The Crescents had thick, black edging on their wings, but the white "pearl" was obvious on the underside. This seems to be a good place to see butterflies. I was surprised how well the underside of the Hackberry Emperors blended in with the gravel road.

Jun 17

Douglas Buege

Location: Olbrich Garden
Dane County

Jun 17

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Four Drummond kettlehole bogs
Bayfield County

Two separate floating bogs (17 and 2 Bog Fritillaries per bog) at Wishbone Lake in the Rainbow Lake Wilderness, and bogs at Crane Lake (1 Bog Fritillary) and East Roger Lake.

Jun 17

April Stanke

Location: Theinsville Village Park
Ozaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 17

Judith Huf

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

Somewhat handicapped by my camera being in the shop, but got a few photos with a cell phone.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 17

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Also had fun watching a Hummingbird Moth. Mostly sunny, 65 degree morning.

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 17

Mary Roen

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

This butterfly was feeding on Scabiosa and Dianthus in my pollinator garden.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 17

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Clam Lake Bogs
Ashland County

Includes two radically different bogs adjacent to each other on Forest Road 182 just east of Twin Lakes, with the western bog a typical Black Spruce-Tamarack muskeg suction bog savannah, and an immediate transition eastward to a swampy Dwarf Birch bog where Frigga Fritillaries and Dorcas Coppers live. One bog on Wilderness Road (FR 195). The 4th bog is where we saw most of the Bog Fritillaries--the westernmost part of the County Highway M/County GG junction bog.

Jun 17

Mike Reese, Tom Hunt

Location: Sylvan Road Conservation Area - TPE
Iowa County

Thanks to Tom Hunt for showing me around the property.

Jun 17

Jesse Peterson

Location: Town of Middleton
Dane County

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Jun 17

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Sunny and windy, temp around 85 between 3:30-4:00. Saw a lovely strip with blooming clover and alfalfa along the road with butterflies finding nectar before noon. By the time I got out there to identify and photograph butterflies most of the strip had been mowed. Darn it!!

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 17

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Froeming Park
Milwaukee County

1 Clouded Sulphur was a white form

Jun 17

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Good number of species. Many woodland species were in the prairie for some reason, maybe the wind

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 18

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Had fun seeing a doe on one of our trails. Lots of doe and fawn activity by our cabin this week. Mostly sunny, 75 degree afternoon.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 18

Sue Feyrer

Location: UW Waukesha Field Station
Waukesha County

64 and sunny, slight wind. Lots of dragonflies.

American Lady

American Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 18

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening

Jun 18

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Homer and Breezy Hill Roads near Fennimore
Grant County

Amazing sight and experience to see and interact with so many Hackberry Emperor's along the road. Always love to see the Harvester.

Sunny, not windy with temps from 75-80 during the late morning.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Harvester

Harvester

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jun 18

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Avoca Prairie and Savanna State Natural Area with some side road stops along the way
Iowa County

More Hackberry Emperor were around at each location.

Beautiful butterfly weather with no wind, low 80's between 1-3:30.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

American Copper

American Copper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Hackberry Emperor, Red-spotted Purple

Hackberry Emperor, Red-spotted Purple

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 18

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township.
Washburn County

Another day with a Harris's Checkerspot, as well as lots of Crescents and what I believe is the so-called "Pocahontas" dark morph of a Hobomok Skipper. First Northern Pearly-Eye of the year at this location.

Harris' Checkerspot, Northern Crescent

Harris' Checkerspot, Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 18

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Bender Park
Milwaukee County

Jun 18

Mary j Zaander

Location: Boot Lake Barens
Douglas County

Heading off to monitor dwarf milkweed I spotted this butterfly nectaring on inland New Jersey tea. Area is a jack pine forestry area that has barrens vegetation and burned in the Germaine Road Fire.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jun 18

David Czoschke

Location: Flower box off Princeton Rd
Green Lake County

Jun 18

John Morrissey

Location: my home, Cross Plains
Dane County

Jun 18

Steven Collyard

Location: Lodi, WI. Goeres Park along Spring Creek
Columbia County

I was fishing the creek behind the wastewater plant and it landed on some weeds by me.

Jun 18

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Mild and sunny. I walked the trail past Bently Pond to the Ephemeral Pond and back via the Swamp Boardwalk. A number of Midland Clubtail dragonflies on the mowed trails. Pearl Crescent and Little Wood Satyr are probably under-counted.

Midland Clubtail

Midland Clubtail

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 18

Jim Otto

Location: Madison Audubon Society's Otsego Marsh, along Old Co Rd F, 1/3 mi. N of King Rd
Columbia County

The bumble bee mimic robber flies were interesting to see.

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 18

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: Rettenmund Prairie State Natural Area
Dane County

This is now the southernmost location for this species in Wisconsin.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

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

Jun 18

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jun 18

Mary Roen

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

These butterflies were all in my pollinator garden feeding on salvia, scabiosa and dianthus.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 18

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Mazomanie Unit, Dog Training Grounds, CTH Y, WI Riverway
Dane County

Many brightly colored Hackberry Emperors - Emergence event. On/along gravel rd.
Midland Clubtail feasting on possibly Widow Skimmer.

Bluet sp.

Bluet sp.

Machimus notatus

Machimus notatus

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Midland Clubtail

Midland Clubtail

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hackberry Emperor, 'Summer' Spring Azure

Hackberry Emperor, 'Summer' Spring Azure

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 18

Dan Abel

Location: Mosquito hill nature center prairie area, New london
Outagamie County

Jun 18

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bogs near Amnicon Lake
Douglas County

Mostly cloudy and with rain approaching at the end, 73-77 degrees F. Eight bogs. Same sites as May 27 and June 14 except that today we omitted the Frigga Fritillary specialty bog at Bear Creek SW. 19 of the Bog Fritillaries were found at the Chaffee-Foxboro Bog and the Milchesky Road 1.75 bog. The Bog Fritillary count is probably below the long-term average here, but today's count is 10-12 times as high as our combined 2020-2021 index at these bogs during the Bog Fritillary flight.

Jun 18

Ethan Brown

Location: Waubedonia Park and Surrounding areas
Ozaukee County

Jun 18

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Cool 55 degree, sunny morning.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 18

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Minong Bog
Washburn County

We also surveyed the roadsides, where we found everything except for the Bog Fritillaries.

Jun 19

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Park
Waukesha County

Sunny and 79.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

American Snout

American Snout

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 19

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

One Hobomok was Pocahontas form

Jun 19

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Pine Lake
Bayfield County

Re-do 3 days after our previous survey to compare Bog Fritillary counts (we found fifteen here on June 16) and get an idea of where the species was in its flight curve. This compares to zero Bog Fritillaries on our counts here last year.
The Bayfield County inland kettlehole Bog Fritillary Counts are much higher than they were in 2021's very low year.

Jun 19

April Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

American Lady

American Lady

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 19

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens and bog near Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

Seven of the Pink-edged Sulphurs and 1 of the Indian Skippers were on the bog.

Jun 19

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Part of Sauk Prairie Recreation Area not surveyed on June 17.
Sauk County

Mostly sunny and 83 degrees. 18 species. The Hackberry Emperors were great fun. We both had 4-6 Emperors sitting on us! (Photo shows some Emperors on scat.)

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 19

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: UW Madison Arboretum - Grady Tract
Dane County

Jun 19

John Morrissey

Location: my house; meadow near my house; meadow next to SB Anderson Memorial Preserve, Ice Age Trail, Cross Plains
Dane County

Two days does not make a trend, but seeing more Monarchs

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 19

Ethan Brown

Location: Stops around Mazomanie
Dane County

Sunny and 82.

Jun 19

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Lake Superior Coastal bogs
Bayfield County

Half sun, 53-63 degrees F. The five sites were Port Wing Boreal Forest west, Port Wing Bibon Lake, Bark Bay Slough's north bog and south bog, and Lost Creek Slough's bog. It was cloudy, 53 degrees F, and with a strong wind on Bibon Lake and we saw no butterflies there. We found 1-7 Bog Fritillaries at each of the other 4 bogs.

Jun 19

Pamela Skaar

Location: Cherokee Marsh Natural Resource Area--East Trailhead
Dane County

9:36 - 11:43. 1.9 miles. The alfalfa field near the road was mowed recently.

Jun 19

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

Jun 19

Pamela Skaar

Location: Cherokee March Conservation Park - South Unity
Dane County

14:00 - 16:00, 2 miles. There were not a large variety of abundance of flowers,

Jun 19

Kate Redmond

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

Beautiful day. Not much in bloom.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jun 19

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Fields and Trails by our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Sunny, 75 degree day.

American Lady

American Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 20

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Port Wing Bibon Lake Bog
Bayfield County

Sunny, 74-77 degrees F. This is the slowest phenology bog we study. Even though we saw Bog Fritillaries on all the other 4 coastal bogs yesterday, it is possible that the Bog Fritillary flight has hardly started or hasn't started on this bog.

Jun 20

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Big Bay State Park
Bayfield County

A trip to Northern Wisconsin gave me a little time to find a few new species. A Red Admiral greeted us at the Park Entrance like an old friend so I took that as a good omen! The Swallowtail and Monarch were visiting the Bog Labrador Tea. I was very excited to snap photos down in the bog of the very small black and white flier until I realized it was 'just a moth.' Found the Ringlet near the hotel in Washburn. No wind, sunny with temps between 70-85 from 9-12.

White-striped Black (moth)

White-striped Black (moth)

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 20

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Park Place neighborhood, Madison
Dane County

7:00 - 8:30.

Jun 20

Mike Reese

Location: Lower Wisconsin State Riverway - Avoca Unit
Iowa County

Jun 20

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 20

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak blue trail out of Homestead Hollow
Waukesha County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 20

Mike Reese

Location: Bakken's Pond State Natural Area
Sauk County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 20

Dan Abel

Location: Mosquito hill nature center prairie restoration, New london
Outagamie County

90 and sunny at high noon.

Jun 20

Mary Roen

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

These butterflies were feeding on flowers in my pollinator garden.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 20

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Roaf
Oconto County

Too hot to count today.

Jun 20

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Farm near Soldier’s Grove
Crawford County

Sunny and 93. Also found one MC caterpillar.

Jun 20

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing sweet clover from SNA

Jun 20

John Morrissey

Location: my house; meadow by my house; meadow by SB Anderson Memorial Preserve, Ica Age Trail, Cross Plains
Dane County

Saw one red-spotted purple by my house again, and one in the preserve.
The number of Emperors at my house increased.
Went on my walk late in the day and saw fewer butterflies total, but found the Fritillary feeding after 5pm.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 20

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Lost Creek Slough Bog and Roadside
Bayfield County

Repeat of yesterday's survey but with much better weather. The Bog Fritillary count was the same on the 2 days.

Jun 21

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County

6 Am Snouts flying in low plants with many young Hackberry trees.

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 21

Mary Backus

Location: Service road along the Eau Claire River in Ringle, WI
Marathon County

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Jun 21

Ethan Brown

Location: Breezy Hill and Homer rd.
Grant County

Sunny and 95. 2 bees stung me in the face.The wonders of nature.

Jun 21

Mary Roen

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

This butterfly was in my pollinator garden feeding on scabiosa.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog northeast of Morse
Ashland County

Jun 21

Ethan Brown

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway Avoca Unit
Iowa County

Jun 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Caroline Lake Bog
Iron County

Jun 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens along Wood County Highway X
Wood County

Half sun, 90-95 degrees F. Three right-of-way sites parallel to Wood County X near or fronting Sandhill Wildlife Area. We wanted to compare Karner Blue counts today to what we found June 7. The June 7 counts at these 3 sites were 150 males, 30 females, 2 unknown, 182 total, of which 17% were females. Today we had 41% females out of 83 total: 44 males, 31 females, 8 unknown. It was so hot the Karners were often closed up when they perched, not showing the top side for easier gender ID as much as usual.

Jun 21

Ethan Brown

Location: Avoca Prarie
Iowa County

Jun 21

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Farm near Soldier’s Grove
Crawford County

Sunny and 85-93

Jun 21

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

Jun 21

Sue Feyrer

Location: Field near my home, town od Delafield
Waukesha County

Jun 21

Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

The American Snout was in the herb garden. In general, there were very few butterflies or dragonflies evident.

Jun 21

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

9:04 - 11:51, 81 - 87 F, S wind 10 mph, 1.3 miles. The male Viceroys were defending their territories along the path.

Jun 21

Edgar Spalding

Location: Botany Garden, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dane County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 21

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Highway 70 Bog and roadsides
Price County

South side of Highway 70, 0.5 mile east of Forest Road 137 and 0.25 mile east of FR 148. All the butterflies were seen along the roadsides except for a Bog Fritillary on the bog.

Jun 21

John Morrissey

Location: my house; meadow near my home; meadow next to SB Anderson Memorial Preserve, Ice Age Trail Cross Plains
Dane County

Emperors at my house primarily. One Emperor and one Red-Spotted Purple sighted in the preserve itself, the latter specimen being particularly worn, missing about 1/2 of its right hind wing.

Great Spreadwing

Great Spreadwing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 22

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 22

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Near Intersection of CTH H and HWY 173
Juneau County

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Long Dash

Long Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jun 22

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: On a walk through my neighborhood in Stoughton.
Dane County

Sadly, this is the most butterflies I've seen in my neighborhood so far this year. Breezy, sunny, 80 degree afternoon.

Jun 22

Mary J Zaander

Location: Cheif River Wildlife Area, Town of Round Lake, Sawyer Co
Sawyer County

While out clipping reed canary grass flower heads along the road through a spectacular bog I saw this butterfly flitting about. I followed it a bit and got these photos with my iPhone.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 22

Mike Reese

Location: Swamplovers Preserve
Dane County

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 22

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glenwood City, Wisconsin
St. Croix County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 22

Judith Huf

Location: Villa Terrace Museum garden
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 22

Ethan Brown

Location: Avoca Prarie
Iowa County

Fiery skipper was a pleasant surprise. First female I have seen.

Jun 22

Ruth Smith

Location: Necedah Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

Warm and a little windy. Looked for Karners, walked around visitor center boardwalk and the Karner trail north of the flowage

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Long Dash

Long Dash

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 22

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Farm near Soldier’s Grove
Crawford County

Most amazing Painted lady I have seen. It was about a quarter larger and it was pinkish.

Jun 22

Kate Redmond

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

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 22

Joan Braune

Location: backyard in Madison
Dane County

Jun 22

Ruth Smith

Location: Sandhill SWA
Wood County

Walked from the gate to the left, maybe half a mile, to the tree line.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 22

Elizabeth R. Tiller

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 22

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Swarms of European Skippers. I saw several hundred of them through the course of the day; there are nearly thirty visible in the one photograph of them that I've included.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 22

Patrick Ready

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Sanctuary
Wood County

Walked in along the exit road near the wetland.

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 22

Douglas Buege

Location: Logan Rd, 4 miles east of Hwy 32, near Breed
Oconto County

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Black Bear

Black Bear

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 22

Douglas Buege

Location: Margie's Road on County G, north of Laona
Forest County

Greenish Blue was what I wanted to see, though I saw none at Scott Lake Road.

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 22

Douglas Buege

Location: Scott Lake Road
Forest County

No Greenish Blues seen. Lots of mosquitoes.

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Jun 22

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Jun 22

Fred Dike

Location: Morton Forest County Park
Dane County

Sunny, 70s

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 22

Fred Dike

Location: Schurch Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

70s, mostly sunny, slight breeze

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jun 22

Fred Dike

Location: Lower WI Riverway
Iowa County

80s. mostly sunny, breezy

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 22

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Near Jct. of CTH H and 9th St.
Juneau County

Long Dash

Long Dash

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 23

Edgar Spalding

Location: Curtis Prairie, UW-Arboretum
Dane County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 23

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grasslands Wildlife Area
Adams County

Sunny, 85-89 degrees F. We walked about 1.3 miles in the grassland and we each walked a separate 0.5 mile of roadside.

Jun 23

Patrick Ready

Location: Gov Nelson State Park
Dane County

Biking though the park

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 23

Kate Redmond

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

Jun 23

Pamela Skaar

Location: Elmer and Edna Culver Springs Conservancy, Windsor, WI
Dane County

It was sunny with little wind and there is quite a bit of water in the area. I was hoping for some skippers. 8:50- 10:50, 1.6 miles

Jun 23

Douglas Buege

Location: Cty Z and Parr Rd, east of Beecher
Marinette County

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 23

Sue Feyrer

Location: Nashota Park
Waukesha County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 23

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing sweet clover from SNA

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

European Skipper

European Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 23

Daniel Jackson

Location: Hwy 35 landing at Black River west of Holmen
La Crosse County

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 23

Mike Reese

Location: LWSR - Mazomanie Unit, dog training grounds
Dane County

Jun 23

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Brockway Ponds SNA
Jackson County

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jun 23

Jim Otto

Location: Goose Pond Sanctuary
Columbia County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

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

Jun 23

Mike Reese, Muffy Barrett

Location: Bluestem Farm, Baraboo
Sauk County

1:00-4:00, sunny and high 80s. Also one large yellow swallowtail flying very fast.

Jun 23

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Farm near Soldier’s Grove
Crawford County

Sunny and 88.

Jun 23

Steve Kinyon

Location: Sandhill State Wildlife Area
Wood County

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Hot, southerly winds.

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Long Dash

Long Dash

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

White Admiral

White Admiral

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Jun 23

Jacob Collison

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Jun 23

Mike Reese

Location: Sauk-Prairie Canoe Launch
Sauk County

My first Delaware Skippers of the year. Only tiger beetles that I saw were Bronzed TB on the beach and one Big Sand TB. This was my first Proctacanthus hinei at this location.

Proctacanthus hinei

Proctacanthus hinei

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

Jun 23

Jacob Collison

Location: County Grounds Park
Milwaukee County

Late afternoon 4-7 pm

Jun 23

Ethan Brown

Location: Many stops along Brockway rd.
Jackson County

Sunny and 87. White admirals were hard to approach.

Jun 23

Mike Reese

Location: Nakoma neighborhood, Madison
Dane County

After seeing a Banded Hairstreak yesterday, I looked for our local ones while eating breakfast and saw two doing battles in the sunlight at 7:40.

Jun 23

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands Wildlife Area
Portage County

Sunny, 69-82 degrees F. We walked about 2.5 miles of grassland/barrens transects and we each walked a separate mile of roadside. The Gray Copper flight is relatively faster than the Aphrodite Fritillary flight compared to average. Usually Aphrodite Fritillaries seem barely to precede (detection of...) Gray Coppers.

Jun 23

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

American Snout

American Snout

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 24

Kate Redmond

Location: Waubedonia Park
Ozaukee County

I walked along the Milwaukee River between the boat launch and the east end of the park. I haven't seen a Copper for years, and never at Waubedonia.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 24

Pamela Skaar

Location: Madison School Forest
Dane County

11:00 - 12:00, 1.4 miles in a woods with some sunny openings but few flowers

Jun 24

Douglas Buege

Location: Tie Mill Rd
Florence County

I surveyed from 7am - 8am.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jun 24

Douglas Buege

Location: Glocke Lake
Oconto County

7am - 8am.

Bog Fritillary

Bog Fritillary

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jun 24

Mary Roen

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

These butterflies were on my house and in the back yard, 90 degrees, moderate wind, sunny.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 24

Terry Mortier

Location: Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

Hot, windy, early afternoon. Hundreds of European skippers on birdsfoot trefoil

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

American Lady

American Lady

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

Jun 24

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

First day that a butterfly seemed to always be around no matter what I was doing. Milkweed is starting to bloom. Beautiful sunny day!

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 24

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Farm near Soldier's Grove
Crawford County

Sunny and 88. Milkweed is in full bloom which attracted many Frits.

Jun 24

Ethan Brown

Location: Schurch-Thompson Prarie
Iowa County

An extremely exciting place. We arrived in late afternoon but hopefully we can come back soon.

Jun 24

Patrick Ready

Location: Brigham County Park
Dane County

Lower prairie parking lot trail to woods. Hwy F.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 24

Patrick Ready

Location: Brooklynn Wildlife Area, Alpine Rd west lot.
Dane County

While banding American Kestrels I observed 2 species near the parking lot. 2 large oaks border the lot.

Jun 24

Douglas Buege

Location: Saul Springs
Oconto County

9:30 am - 11:30 am. Also saw a weasel. Great butterflying!

Pretty confudent on Appalachian and Dreamy but you should verify images.

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Laphria sacrator

Laphria sacrator

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jun 24

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Jun 24

Mike Reese

Location: Nakoma neighborhood, Madison
Dane County

Jun 24

Mike Reese, Muffy Barrett

Location: Bluestem Farm, Baraboo
Sauk County

Looking for a robber fly, Ceraturgus cruciatus, that Muffy has now seen three different years. This was my second failed attempt.

Jun 25

Lisa Gorski Trier

Location: Delafield
Waukesha County

My first butterfly garden….. Skipper taking nectar.
I am filled with joy…… watching amazing delicate creature!

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 25

Mary Roen

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

Azure was feeding on Dianthus in my pollinator garden.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 25

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 25

Greg Burns

Location: SE Corner of Miller Pond along the shoreline, Sherwood, WI
Calumet County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 26

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Morning, Cool, cloudy and very windy. A couple of quick stops on Stolte rd.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 26

Terry Mortier

Location: Buffalo Skull Tract, Standing Cedars SNA
Polk County

Windy, cool, partly cloudy, evening. The hairstreak had a deformed wing giving a good view of the top of the other wing.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jun 26

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Morning, Cool, cloudy and very windy. A couple of quick stops on Stolte rd.

Jun 26

Ethan Brown

Location: Private residence
Ozaukee County

Jun 26

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Numbers were quite low today. Still no swallowtails, frits, or Red Spotted Purples.

Jun 26

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 26

Kate Redmond

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

The annual Friends of the Cedarburg Bog butterfly and dragonfly walk. Nice bunch of butterflies, plus 17 species of dragonflies and damselflies. Plus a robber fly with an ambush bug (Zelus)

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Jun 26

Mike Reese

Location: UW Madison - Grady Tract
Dane County

My first Little Yellow since 2020.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Jun 26

Mike Reese

Location: Swamp Lovers Preserve
Dane County

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 26

Terry Mortier

Location: Buffalo Skull Tract, Standing Cedars SNA
Polk County

Rain earlier, most of the commas were seen puddling in the parking lot.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 26

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Steinke Basin, Devil's Lake State Park
Sauk County

7:55-8:35 a.m.

Jun 26

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Badger State Trail/Ice Age Trail-Montrose Segment
Dane County

Many more unidentified commas as well- very plentiful today

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 26

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Park
Waukesha County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 27

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grassland Wildlife Area
Adams County

Sunny, 70-75 degrees F. We walked 1.1 miles.

Jun 27

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 27

Karen Oberhauser, Chuck Henrikson, Mike Reese

Location: Spring Green Preserve SNA
Sauk County

7:30-12:15. Sunny but cool to start and no butterflies until 9:30. The trail before it heads into the woods going up to the bluff had more Hickory Hairstreaks than I have ever seen. One group of small oaks had ten perching on the leaves. There were many such groups! One Common Milkweed had 6 Hickory Hairstreak and 4 Silvery Checkerspots. Yeah for milkweed flowers!! On the was back to the car I was hoping to add an Eastern-tailed Blue but to my surprise it was a Marine Blue, much more beat up than the first I saw this year. Just a documentation cell phone photo. My first Common Wood-Nymph and Regal Fritillary of the year.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

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

Jun 27

Pam Skaar, Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

There was a little more wind than we had anticipated but we were still disappointed not to find the smaller species we usually see along the mowed trails. We were out for about an hour and fifteen minutes.

Jun 27

Greg Ongie

Location: Schlitz Audubon Center
Milwaukee County

Seen along the southeastern segment of lake terrace trail.

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Jun 27

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake
Washington County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 27

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Also saw two sandhill cranes, 2 great blue herons flying over the river, a female wood duck with her ducklings, and many tree swallows. Sunny, breezy, 68 degree morning.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 27

Ethan Brown

Location: Riverside Park
Ozaukee County

Many cool Dragonfly species.

Jun 27

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Beautiful day on the prairie. I checked the trails around the building and up to the Ephemeral Pond. Nice butterflies plus 23 species of dragonflies and damselflies, and a robber fly with a clover weevil.

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Monarch

Monarch

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 27

Ryan Brady

Location: Caroline Lake Rd
Iron County

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

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

Jun 27

Joan Vennie

Location: Horicon Marsh trails near auto route
Dodge County

Jun 27

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

Jun 27

Ethan Brown

Location: Lion’s Den Preserve
Ozaukee County

Very low numbers. Sunny and 73.

Jun 27

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands Wildlife Area
Portage County

Sunny, 58-69 degrees F. We walked 5 miles for grassland bird surveying, but butterflies weren't active until the last 3 miles.

Jun 28

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Marquette County

Camera still broken, so lousy cell phone photos. Cool and sunny.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral