Butterfly sightings for July 2022

Jul 1

Randy Koehn

Location: Saratoga
Wood County

Our driveway

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 1

Mud Lake NABA Butterfly Count

Location: Within 15-mile diameter circle centered on Mud Lake SWA
Columbia County

This was the 34th annual "Mud Lake" NABA Butterfly Count. Cloudy-Bright. 8 counters in 4 groups using close-focusing binoculars. We Found 35 species. The highlight was a new species for the count, American Snout (2)--a rare stray from the South. Thanks to counters, Douglas Buege, Karl Legler, Fred Dike, Tod Highsmith, Gary Jahnke, Jim Otto, Donna and Bill Williams-Richter. Snout photos by Jim Otto. Banded Hairstreak, Northern Broken Dash, and Robber Fly which killed a Brown we were trying to identify -- by Douglas Buege. Any other photos are by Donna Williams-Richter. Counting at Audubon's Goose Pond will also be added to this total for publication by the North American Butterfly Association (NABA).

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jul 1

Terry Mortier

Location: Cylon Marsh SWA
St. Croix County

Hot evening, light wind, and lots of deer flies

American Lady

American Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 1

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

American Lady

American Lady

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 1

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: UW Biocore Prairie
Dane County

Many Bee-mimic Robber Flies at Woodland-Prairie edge.

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Great Spreadwing

Great Spreadwing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 1

Douglas Buege

Location: Tollefson Road
Columbia County

Jul 1

John Morrissey

Location: my home; meadow near home; S.B. Anderson memorial preserve, Cross Plains
Dane County

The emperors are pretty much gone. But at 8:30am on the 1st I had a surprise. We have two ash tree stumps in our backyard, which have sprouted. The saplings are now about 3.5ft tall. On the morning of the first they were festooned with a large number of hairstreaks. I have seen so many neither before nor since.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jul 1

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Nature Trail
Waukesha County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 1

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Mud Lake SWA
Columbia County

New Species for me!

Jul 1

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Warm, humid, and sunny. Short walk today.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 1

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Moose Junction and Amnicon Lake bogs
Douglas County

70% sun, 81 degrees F. 8 bogs + 5 bog roadsides: Moose Junction East and West, Chaffee-Foxboro, Milchesky Road 1.75, Milchesky 1.15, North Bear Creek, Bear Creek, and Lyman Lake. 13 of the 14 Dorcas Coppers where we could tell its gender were males. We found Dorcas Coppers at all but the two slowest sites--both on Milchesky Road. All of these sites also have Bog Copper populations. Ten Jutta Arctics on this late date shows that the flights are running later than average. The Variegated Fritillary was along the Milchesky 1.15 roadside.

Jul 1

Nick Gremban

Location: Loon Rapids Road, Mountain
Oconto County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Jul 1

Pamela Skaar

Location: Gov Dodge SP - Falls and Lost Canyon Trails
Iowa County

10:09 - 13:52, 3.7 mi

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jul 1

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and N
Waushara County

Incidental while removing invasives from our hunting land

Jul 1

Mike Reese

Location: Nakoma neighborhood, Madison
Dane County

Hairstreaks are still battling in the morning.

Jul 1

Mike Reese

Location: Private lands near the Embarrass River
Shawano County

Jul 1

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Warm, very windy, early afternoon. Looking for hairstreaks.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 1

Chrissy Watson

Location: Piggly Wiggly in Cross Plains parking lot
Dane County

The butterfly did not want to leave my finger it liked the color of my fingernails.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 1

Steve Kinyon

Location: Fort McCoy, Cinder Road
Monroe County

9:15 to 10:45. Cloudy, 73 degrees.

European Skipper

European Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 2

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak prairie west of Hwy C
Waukesha County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jul 2

John McCaw

Location: Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Jul 2

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy in Middleton
Dane County

We also saw 2 tiny peacock flies.

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 2

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Two days earlier I saw 6-8 of the Hickory Hairstreak on some lower limbs of a tree. I was out in the garden today around 8 a.m. and what a treat to see all the Hickory Hairstreak sunning themselves. I checked at 9:30 and they were all still mostly still in the same locations -- on raspberry bushes, a grape vine, in the grass and on the lower limbs of a tree. When I checked again at 12:30 I only found 3. There was blooming Milkweed nearby but I didn't find any Hairstreaks taking advantage of that. The count was conservative!

Calm with temps 70's.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jul 2

Bob Jacobson

Location: Bloomer
Chippewa County

Weedy field north of North Industrial Drive

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

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

Jul 2

Rory Williams

Location: White River Tamarack SNA
Green Lake County

Decided to try for a Poweshiek skipper along the White River Tamarack SNA which has a similar ecosystem to Puchyan. But the poison sumac and knee deep mud proved too much for me to reach the spot. The Karners were fresh, second brood starting

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Long Dash

Long Dash

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 2

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Just a quick walk. Looking for caterpillars. Found Gorgone Checkerspot and Pearl Cresent.

Jul 2

Douglas Buege

Location: Tenney Park
Dane County

Recently some biocides were sprayed in the park as evidenced by little signs all over. Despite lots of milkweed, butterflies, bees and other insects were scarce. Monarch drifted into park from across the street and left quickly. Progressive Madison in action!

Jul 2

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Probably my best butterfly day ever! According to my watch, I walked just almost 6 miles and covered the majority of the entire park. 1 pair of mating Long Dash and 1 white form Clouded Sulphur.

Jul 2

Mike Reese

Location: private lands along the Embarrass River
Shawano County

Cloudy with high in the 70s. I saw the Viceroy laying eggs.

Jul 2

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens near Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

76-78 degrees F, 100% sunshine. The route is 0.9 miles long. The checkerspot and crescent numbers are low for here but maybe they'll rebound if it rains.

Jul 2

John Morrissey

Location: my home; meadow near home; S.B. Anderson Memorial Preserve, Cross Plains
Dane County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 2

Jacob Collison

Location: Interstate State Park
Polk County

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Jul 2

Ryan Brady

Location: My house west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Jul 2

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

9:11 - 10:25, partly sunny with low wind speeds. Monarda is just starting to bloom but there weren't nectaring butterflies on it.

Jul 2

Peter Sveiks

Location: Bubolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Very pleasant morning for a hike.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

American Lady

American Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 2

Steve Kinyon

Location: Tamarack Creek Bog State Natural Area
Trempealeau County

First time to visit this area. No trails into the area. County F goes along the west border.
Cloudy, 75 degrees. 10:00 to 11:00 am. Very little flying.

Jul 2

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Drummond area kettlehole bogs
Bayfield County

Crane Lake bog, bog east of Roger Lake, and two floating bogs on Wishbone Lake. 66-71 degrees F, 85% sunshine. We've barely missed the start of the Bog Copper flight at most of the the 23 bogs surveyed June 30-July 2. Here we found 37 Bog Coppers on the larger and 3 on the smaller Wishbone bog, and 2 at Roger Lake.

Jul 2

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Pine Lake Bog
Bayfield County

71-72 degrees F, 100% sunshine. West of Forest Road 236. The Northern Pearly-eyes were in the forest next to the bog.

Jul 2

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog near Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

76 degrees F, 100% sunshine.

Jul 2

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Lots of dragon flies out today. Had fun watching a male American Goldfinch pulling out and eating thistle seeds. Sunny 75 degree morning.

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 2

John & Susan Winegarden

Location: LL Phillips County Park
Eau Claire County

A lot of butterfly (and deer fly!) activity along the heavily wooded paths.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Mustard White

Mustard White

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Mustard White

Mustard White

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jul 2

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville- Larrabee Rd
Dunn County

Near 80 degrees at 9am but clouds moved in and dropped temps by 10 degrees, rain by 12pm. Not much flying.

One flyby Tiger Swallowtail.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Monarch

Monarch

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 3

Greg Ongie

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Roughly 10:00 am - 1 pm.

Jul 3

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, Chippewa River flood plain.
Chippewa County

Mid-day, about 80° F.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 3

John McCaw

Location: WE Energies Grassland (Nojoshing Trail)
Milwaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jul 3

Mike Reese

Location: Navarino Wildlife Area
Shawano County

Jul 3

Ethan Brown

Location: Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Hairstreaks and Emperors were both chasing each other around the canopy in the forest.

Jul 3

Greg Burns

Location: Miller Pond, Sherwood, WI
Calumet County

Copulating monarch butterflies.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 3

Ryan Brady

Location: Washburn town
Bayfield County

Jul 3

Steve Kinyon

Location: Mathys Tract
La Crosse County

2 - 4 p.m. 81 degrees, windy.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 3

Daniel Jackson

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

American Snout

American Snout

★ = New county photo record

Jul 3

Douglas Buege

Location: Tenney Park
Dane County

Jul 3

Pamela Hoyland

Location: 940th st. Colfax, yard
Dunn County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 3

Kristina Kishbaugh

Location: My yard, south of Erb park, Appleton
Outagamie County

Flying around and enjoying a snack on flowers

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 3

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA Oakridge Segment
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing yet more sweet clover

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 3

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Caroline Lake Bog
Iron County

78 degrees F, sunny. Includes 2 roadside counts. Two of the Dorcas Coppers were along the road.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 3

Pamela Skaar

Location: Governor Nelson SP - Oak Savannah Trail
Dane County

Butterflies didn't appear until the dew was gone. 8:17 - 10:03, calm or low winds, mostly sunny

Jul 3

Mike Reese

Location: private lands along the Embarrass River
Shawano County

Cloudy with highs in the upper 70s. 12:00-1:00

Jul 3

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Glidden Bog roadside
Ashland County

Roadsides only, along County Hwy N. 78-80 degrees F, 80% sunshine.

Jul 3

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog northeast of Morse
Ashland County

10 minutes. 80 degrees F, sunny. This rather fast bog was ahead of the ones further NW in phenology.

Jul 3

Randy Koehn

Location: Saratoga twsp
Wood County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 3

Dan Scheiman

Location: East of intersection of W. Meadow Rd. and Maple Grove E. Rd., Baileys Harbor
Door County

Sachem

Sachem

Jul 3

Amy Free

Location: Indian Creek
Polk County

I believe this is a Red Spotted Purple. Looks like it survived a predator attack

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 4

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Walked our MFL late in the late afternoon after the rain. Mostly cloudy, humid, mid 80s, calm wind. Many Little Wood-Satyrs at numerous spots throughout the woods. Monarchs are hitting the common milkweed blooms. Spotted several Banded Hairstreaks in the scrub oak. The wild raspberries were a busy place with eastern tailed blues, a skipper, cabbage white and many dragonflies.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 4

Mike Reese

Location: Private lands near the Embarrass River
Shawano County

12:00-1:00, cloudy before the rains came.

Jul 4

Becky Hargens

Location: Price Park
Walworth County

Spotted on the Yellow Trail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 4

April Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jul 4

April Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 4

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jul 4

John Morrissey

Location: my home
Dane County

Jul 5

John Morrissey

Location: my house, meadow near my house; S.B. Anderson Memorial Preserve, Cross Plains
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 5

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Mazo Oak Barrens SNA
Dane County

Large Lace-bordered (moth)

Large Lace-bordered (moth)

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Jul 5

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Park
Waukesha County

Hot and humid after last night’s rain, the mosquitoes were out but the blackberries were ripe and delicious.

Jul 5

Mary Roen

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

This butterfly was sitting in the mulch of my perennial garden by the water hose. 80-degree sunny day.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 5

Pamela Skaar

Location: Hudson Park, Madison
Dane County

8:10 In the area closer to Olbrich with the Effigy Mound sculpture. One Monarch was a female on blooming milkweed. Did not see enough detail to sex second Monarch. There aren't many Monarchs in the neighborhood so far.

Jul 5

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland Wildlife Area
Portage County

1:00 to 4:20 pm. 85-92 degrees F, 85% sunshine. The butterflies seemed to be avoiding the heat and dessication by reducing tier activity. We surveyed 6 of our 25 half-mile long Regal Fritillary and Gray Copper long-term monitoring units. We saw 42 male and 1 female Regal Fritillary. The Gray Copper counts are below average. Even well before this year's peak, all six Regal Fritillary unit counts were higher than their highest count in the low Regal year of 2021. This doesn't include whites, sulphurs, small fritillaries, or other butterflies smaller than a sulphur seen along the roads. We also saw a dead Banded Hairstreak.

Jul 5

April Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 5

Alex Harman

Location: Spring Green Preserve SNA
Sauk County

Right before the thunderstorm hit in the afternoon. First time seeing regals here!

Jul 5

Pamela Hoyland

Location: 940th st. Colfax, yard
Dunn County

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Mustard White

Mustard White

Jul 5

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Our yard
Jefferson County

Swallowtail caterpillar on a dill plant and a monarch on Swamp Milkweed.

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 5

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Hot, humid, and still with lots of things flying. Wood-nymphs showing up in numbers now.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jul 5

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Foggy to start. Hot and humid.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 5

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jul 5

Fred Dike

Location: Meadowview Grasslands -Hanley unit
Iowa County

partly sunny, 70s, calm

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 5

Judith Huf

Location: My garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 6

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Yahara River Trail by walking bridge in Stoughton
Dane County

Saw my first Mulberry Wing Skipper and while photographing it, a Hummingbird Clearwing Moth came to share the nectar on the milkweed flower. Partly sunny, breezy, 75 degree morning.

Monarch

Monarch

Mulberry Wing, Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Mulberry Wing, Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 6

Pam Campbell

Location: Red Cedar Trail/South of Irvington
Dunn County

Cloudy, temps low/mid 70s. Not an ideal day but still a few things flying. There were also 3 flyby Tiger Swallowtails.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Mustard White

Mustard White

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Jul 6

Kate Redmond

Location: Waubedonia Park between Fredonia and Waubeka
Ozaukee County

I walked along the Milwaukee River between the boat landing and the east parking lot.
First Arrow Clubtail dragonfly of the year. Stream Bluets were catching mayflies.

Stream Bluet

Stream Bluet

Arrow Clubtail

Arrow Clubtail

American Snout

American Snout

Long Dash

Long Dash

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 6

Ethan Brown

Location: Kettle Moraine Southern Unit near Eagle
Waukesha County

Very great. Tons of Gypsy moth males, caterpillars, and pupae.

Jul 6

Greg Burns

Location: Peninsula State Park-Near Eagle Tower
Door County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jul 6

Ethan Brown

Location: Bristol Woods State Park
Kenosha County

Got here late due to traffic. Not much flying.

Jul 6

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Jul 6

John McCaw

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 6

Douglas Buege

Location: Riverview Rd, off Hwy W 4 miles east of Mountain
Oconto County

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Laphria sacrator

Laphria sacrator

Jul 6

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Pheasant Branch - Frederick's Hill Area
Dane County

Jul 6

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny and mild. 10:30-1:30

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 6

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak prairies out of Homestead Hollow
Waukesha County

Not sure on the skipper id.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 6

Steve Kinyon

Location: Bike path near Green Island Ice Arena
La Crosse County

Bike path in downtown La Crosse along the Mississippi.

Mostly cloudy, 78 degrees, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Some sulphurs also flying.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 6

JE Cooper

Location: Valton area meadow
Sauk County

Swamp milkweed, nettles and wild parsnip.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 6

John Morrissey

Location: my house; meadow near my house; S.B.Anderson memorial preserve, Cross Plains
Dane County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Monarch

Monarch

American Snout

American Snout

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 7

Pamela Skaar

Location: Governor Nelson SP Prairie
Dane County

10:00 - 11:30, 1.4 miles. Spent some time photographing bumble bees for the WI Bumblebee Brigade project.

Jul 7

Jeremy Meyer

Location: My yard, Franklin
Milwaukee County

Jul 7

Rachel Padour

Location: AriensCo Conservation Land, Brillion
Calumet County

75 F, partly cloudy, calm.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Monarch

Monarch

European Skipper

European Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 7

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Sauk Prairie State Recreation Area
Sauk County

Almost entirely in grasslands.

Jul 7

JE Cooper

Location: Valton area yard
Sauk County

First seen on the floor of the garage.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 7

Pamela Hoyland

Location: 940th st. Colfax, yard
Dunn County

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 7

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA- Larrabee Rd.
Dunn County

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Jul 7

Darcy Kind

Location: NJ tea plant next to sidewalk along Lathrop St. Madison, WI
Dane County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 7

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 7

Molly Fifield Murray

Location: Home - Springdale two, Dane County
Dane County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 7

Douglas Buege

Location: Northern Oconto County Count
Oconto County

These are just the butterflies I recorded for a day that started at 65F and rose to 84F by 4pm. This was our 8th year and I'm thankful to have had Nick Gremban on all counts. He and Nicole Shutt brought many Forest Service interns and employees, joining Ron Krueger, JoAnne Lund, Dave Hogg, and Mike Reese. Thanks to all for an excellent day!

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

White Admiral

White Admiral

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Question Mark

Question Mark

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Machimus notatus

Machimus notatus

Laphria canis complex

Laphria canis complex

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

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

Jul 7

Ethan Brown

Location: Lion’s Den Gorge
Ozaukee County

Tons of Pearly-eyes were piled on scat. First time they have out numbered wood satyrs.

Jul 7

Scott Swengel

Location: Pine Island Wildlife Area
Columbia County

3.5 miles of transects. 30th year of monitoring Regal Fritillaries at the western (Regals seen 1995, 1996, and 2021) and eastern (Regals seen every year 1995-2006 and 2010-2022) populations here. The Aphrodite Fritillary count is high this year like it was 20-29 years ago.

Jul 7

Fred Dike

Location: Grady Tract- UW arboretum
Dane County

cloudy. 70s, slight breeze

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 7

Bob Jacobson

Location: Bloomer, weedy field north of North Industrial Drive
Chippewa County

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

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

Jul 7

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Root River Pkwy in Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jul 7

Judith Huf

Location: Urban Ecology Center Riverside Park
Milwaukee County

10:30 to 1:00 Sunny and warm.

American Snout

American Snout

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 8

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

Mid 70s, mostly cloudy and windy.

Laphria sacrator

Laphria sacrator

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 8

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wautoma Town Hall
Waushara County

Jul 8

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station in my garden
Milwaukee County

American Beauty navigating a windy afternoon in the garden and alighting on milkweed

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 8

Greg Burns

Location: Toft Point
Door County

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jul 8

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Homer Road near Fennimore
Grant County

Eight days after the last butterfly report at this sight and lots less time was spent. Sunny with some wind with temps between 85 - 90. Did not see any Hackberry Emperor but the Clouded Sulphur numbers were definitely up! Very happy to see a few Monarchs this time.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jul 8

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Windy, mostly sunny, afternoon. Looking for hairstreaks.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 8

Christiaan Hendrickson

Location: Madison
Dane County

Banded hairstreak in pollinator garden. It seemed lethargic and let me transport it to a place safe from the rain.

Jul 8

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Karner Blue Meadow SNA
Waushara County

Jul 8

Nick Gremban

Location: Bucks Ranch Road, Lakewood
Oconto County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Satyr Comma

Satyr Comma

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

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

Jul 8

Steve Kinyon

Location: Butterfly Trail, an Eagle scout project to plant an old meadow with native pollinators
La Crosse County

2:30 to 4:30 pm, mostly sunny. Fun to watch the hairstreaks courting in shafts of light arouind their "favorite" perching sites, and fighting off Commas that wanted the same sunny spots.

American Lady

American Lady

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 8

Dan Abel

Location: Mud lake bog north of Stevens Lake, town of Alvin
Forest County

Some coppers left unidentified. Sunny but cool for July. About an hour midday.

Jul 8

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jul 8

Fred Dike

Location: Hogback Prairie
Crawford County

cloudy, 70s, breezy. On Natural Resources Foundation field trip

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Jul 8

Kelli Cornelius

Location: Nekoosa, Wisconsin
Wood County

Seen at my grandfather's on the outskirts of Nekoosa. Heavily wooded area with large flower garden and natural flowering plants in the area.

Jul 8

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Lots of grass skippers moving too fast for id. Also saw the first hairstreaks of the year for this location. Common milkweed is coming into full bloom.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 8

Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh, North Unit
Dane County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 8

Ethan Brown

Location: Mee-Kwon park
Ozaukee County

Jul 8

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Elver Park, Madison
Dane County

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Jul 9

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands Wildlife Area
Portage County

Sunny, 68-82 degrees F. Activity of small butterflies and fritillaries, but not of pierids, Monarchs, and Wood Nymphs, declined after 1:00 pm (because of dessication, we think) so we stopped earlier than usual. We surveyed 13 of our 25 long-term monitoring units for Regal Fritillaries/Gray Coppers (each surveyed 23-26 years) that have 0.5 mile long transects. The plots that used to be the "worst" or "2nd worst" of these 13 plots for Regal Fritillaries had 42 Regal Fritillaries and 115 Aphrodite Fritillaries today, and has been grazed for years. The other 12 L-ts had 51 total Regals. Gray Copper counts remain below average. Silvery Checkerspot is an unusual find for us here.

Jul 9

Janet Mueller

Location: Town of Cleveland. S.E. Shore Cornell Lake boardwalk
Chippewa County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 9

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Spring Green Nature Preserve
Sauk County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 9

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Waushara Country Club
Waushara County

Jul 9

Christine Sawyer

Location: Eastern end of Lake Camelot, Rome Township
Adams County

Attracted to our black doormat

Jul 9

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Snapper Prairie SNA Area
Jefferson County

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

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

Jul 9

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Prairie area at Schefelker Park in Stoughton
Dane County

Lots of nectar sources available. Watched one Monarch laying eggs on milkweed leaves. Sunny, breezy, 75 degree early afternoon.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 9

John McCaw

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jul 9

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Friends cabin, west side of Wautoma
Waushara County

Jul 9

John McCaw

Location: My Backyard
Milwaukee County

A lifer for me, right in my backyard!

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 9

Joel Trick

Location: Van der Brohe Arboretum
Manitowoc County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 9

Kaona Koehn

Location: Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

Both Fritillaries chased away a Monarch and a hummingbird, it was pretty comical lol

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 9

Pam Campbell

Location: Lambs Creek at Cty F
Dunn County

From 10:30 to 12:30. Mid 70s to 80, sunny and breezy. No adult Monarchs despite quite a lot of milkweed in the ditch (not mowed so far). Found only one Monarch caterpillar. Always a good location for Baltimore Checkerspot- they were everywhere. One of the Eyed Browns got into the car with me for an easy pic.

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Long Dash

Long Dash

Black Dash

Black Dash

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Jul 9

Madison Butterfly Count

Location: Grady Tract of UW Arboretum and several areas within a 15-mile diameter circle.
Dane County

This was the annual North American Butterfly Association (NABA) Madison Butterfly Count. 8 observers in 5 groups used close-focusing binoculars to find 273 butterflies of 31 species. It was mostly sunny. Highlights were 2 strays from south and west, American Snout (2) and Variegated Fritillary. Species diversity was fairly good but overall populations seemed low. Thanks to counters Tod Highsmith, Joan Braune, Karl and Dorothy Legler, Fred Dike, Ginny and Bill Nelson, and Pam Skaar.

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 9

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jul 9

Marcie O’Connor, Karen Oberhauser, Craig Thompson, Mike Reese

Location: Gilmanton NABA Count
Buffalo County

Numbers were down except the Banded Hairstreaks!

Jul 9

Rory Williams

Location: Quincy Bluff SNA
Adams County

First time at this venue. Another great location protected by the DNR. Only six miles of the many miles were hiked and 23 species of butterflies! Amazing. One Punctured Tiger Beetle, three Efferia albibarbis an one Laphria flavicollis.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Laphria flavicollis

Laphria flavicollis

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Long Dash

Long Dash

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Viceroy

Viceroy

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

Monarch

Monarch

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

★ = New county photo record

Jul 9

Kate Redmond

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

Perfect July day. Lots of butterflies in the meadow, but lots of poison ivy, too. Widow Skimmers putting on a nice show by the pier.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jul 9

T Matthew

Location: in my yard- Green Bay
Brown County

Laying an egg on a hydrangea bud, sunny, late afternoon

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 10

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

A little sun to start at 10:30. Quickly becoming cloudy, windy and threatening rain by 1pm. Blooming New Jersey Tea attracting the Coral Hairstreaks and a variety of bees and wasps.

American Copper

American Copper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 10

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny 75 degree afternoon.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 10

Mary J Zaander

Location: On CAMBA bike trail near Patsy Lake in far south Bayfield Co.
Bayfield County

Trail ran through a wetland with sedges on both sides.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 10

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

Jul 10

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jul 10

Pamela Skaar

Location: Mazomanie oak Barrens
Dane County

only 16 minutes, starting at 9:34, due to the prevalence of prickly pear cactus and blocked pathways. 71 F, sunny and no wind

Jul 10

Sue Feyrer

Location: UW Waukesha Research center
Waukesha County

Jul 10

Rebecca Key

Location: Town of White River
Ashland County

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 10

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing sweet clover. I love the look the skipper gave me as I approached

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 10

Pamela Skaar

Location: Mazomanie Dog Trial Grounds
Dane County

A hunting club was working their dogs and shooting in two of the prairies. The Meadow Fritillary was on scat. 10:07 - 12:11, sunny, no or low wind, 73 - 77 F.

Jul 10

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands Wildlife Area
Portage County

9 unidentified skippers. I was mainly on Griffith Ave, between Townline Rd and Hwy F and about a 1/2 mile south on 130th from Griffith Ave.

Jul 10

Pamela Hoyland

Location: 940th st. Colfax, yard
Dunn County

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 10

Ethan Brown

Location: Kettle Moraine Southern Unit near Eagle
Waukesha County

If only there were as many butterflies as gypsy moths.

Jul 10

Judith Huf

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

Couple of hours at midday, sunny and mild. Amazing year for American Snouts.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 10

Mike Reese

Location: Morton Forest County Park
Dane County

Jul 10

Greg Burns

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 10

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Valley View Preserve, Middleton
Dane County

Mike, the 3 skippers I saw were all chasing each other. If not Long Dash then 3 of the same other skipper.
Robber Flies Efferia aestuans Laying Eggs on Prairie Purple Coneflower.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 10

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Just a quick 20 min hike.

Jul 10

Tim Fenske

Location: Mounds View Grassland
Iowa County

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 10

Ethan Brown

Location: Private residence
Ozaukee County

Jul 10

Jesse Peterson

Location: Town of Middleton yard
Dane County

Light/faded individual

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Jul 11

Nancy Norman

Location: 1160 Eulaine Circle, Hammond, WI 54015- on my hanging plant
St. Croix County

I took several pictures of it. I was sitting in front of my house, & it landed on my plant.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 11

Rene Pringle

Location: Green Bay
Brown County

Found this little guy in our backyard. He first landed on my daughters shoulder while she was in the pool.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 11

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

hazy and humid

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 11

April Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 11

Steve Kinyon

Location: Faville Prairie
Jefferson County

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Cloudy, windy, 71 degrees. First time to visit. Audubon Society is working hard to restore native plants.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 11

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Yahara River Trail in Stoughton by walking bridge
Dane County

Sunny, humid, 84 degree afternoon.

Jul 11

Mary Roen

Location: 982 E, Division St,, River Falls, WI
St. Croix County

This butterfly was sitting on the ground on a gravel path to a ball field. It was 80 degrees, very windy and partly cloudy at 6:11 pm.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 11

Stan Rehm

Location: Wingra Oak Savannah at UW Arboretum
Dane County

An abundance of nectar sources and a warm sunny day, so the paucity of BFs was disappointing.

Jul 11

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Right before the huge storms. First of the year Common Sootywing.

Jul 11

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jul 12

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Heights County Park, Waunakee
Dane County

Sunny but the wind was 10 mph from WNW. 71 - 76 F, 90 min, 1.2 miles mostly in the wooded areas.

Jul 12

Stan Rehm

Location: Goose Lake park, Fitchburg
Dane County

This site has deteriorated, with reed canary grass replacing the previously variegated riparian vegetation. Two Whites, two sulphurs, and one miscellaneous BF in an hour on a weather-perfect day are way below the norms of 10-15 years ago.

Jul 12

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Goth Conservancy, Middleton
Dane County

Jul 12

JE Cooper

Location: Valton area yard
Sauk County

On canvas chair, then on the strap of my binoculars, but I didn't get a picture of that. Only about a foot away and I couldn't move.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 12

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Grant Park
Milwaukee County

American Snout

American Snout

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 12

Janet Mueller

Location: Town of Cleveland, boardwalk path n.e. Shore Cornell Lake
Chippewa County

Windy, full sun, 79°

Jul 12

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jul 12

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Capital Springs Dog Park
Dane County

The native plants in the Capital Springs area in Madison are blooming abundantly now. I hadn't seen many Monarchs this season until today, when I saw five. Low 80s, sunny, 10 mph wind.

Jul 12

Greg Burns

Location: Miller Pond, Sherwood, WI
Calumet County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 12

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak prairie west of Hwy C
Waukesha County

Jul 12

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Governor Nelson State Park
Dane County

It was productive walk in spite of winds at 13 miles per hour.

Jul 12

Steve Kinyon

Location: Kettle Moraine State Park, Lapham Peak Unit
Waukesha County

2:30 to 4:30 pm, sunny, 81 degrees. First time to visit. Has some fields restored with native plants and a Butterfly Garden.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jul 12

John McCaw

Location: Riveredge Nature Centure
Ozaukee County

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Black Dash

Black Dash

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 12

Jacob Collison

Location: Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Jul 12

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Jul 12

Mike Reese

Location: Albany Sand Prairie and Oak Savanna State Natural Area
Green County

I spent about an hour here and expected to see more butterflies.

Jul 12

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: NABA Trempealeau Count Circle includes Perrot St Park, Trempealeau NWR, etc.
Trempealeau County

Allen Blake Sheldon joined us to do the 33rd annual NABA Trempealeau Butterfly Count. Observed with close-focusing binoculars and cameras. Sunny in the morning, partly sunny in afternoon. 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We found 30 species. The best butterfly hotspot of the count was exceptionally dead this year! Highlights were American Snout, 2 Common Buckeyes and an aberrant Striped Hairstreak.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

American Snout

American Snout

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

★ = New county photo record

Jul 12

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA
Dunn County

Sunny, mid 70s. While birding at the Yellow-breasted Chat location. All before 10am.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Machimus erythrocnemius

Machimus erythrocnemius

Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-breasted Chat

Jul 12

Mike Reese

Location: Sylvan Road Conservation Area
Iowa County

Jul 12

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Lake Kegonsa State Park near Stoughton
Dane County

Walked several of the trails. Lots of nectar sources. Not as many butterflies as expected. Watched two young osprey at their nesting sight squawking away as their parents circled overhead. Breezy, sunny, 75 degree morning.

Osprey

Osprey

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 12

Carol Polacek

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

American Lady with striking pink underside, hanging out near blooming Veronica and day lilies. Lovely White Admiral sunning herself on my south-facing screen today.

White Admiral

White Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 13

Fred Dike

Location: Dike Rd
Dodge County

70s, ptly sunny, windy

Jul 13

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while collecting wild flower seeds for replanting back into the SNA. The one Eyed Brown is what some call the "Smokey Eyed Brown" but to your point Mike, they are seen as singlets and are probably a variation of the Eyed Brown rather than their own species. I think I have all three of the "witches"

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 13

Nan Meske

Location: Bark River Rd, Fort Atkinson
Jefferson County

Artesian well seems to attract butterflies for the minerals. Otherwise not too many around late in the afternoon. Widow skimmer and Amberwing were pretty.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Eastern Amberwing

Eastern Amberwing

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Red Milkweed Beetle

Red Milkweed Beetle

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

★ = New county photo record

Jul 13

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

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

Jul 13

Douglas Buege

Location: Tenney Park
Dane County

Jul 13

Mike Reese

Location: Swamplovers Preserve
Dane County

Atomosia puella

Atomosia puella

Jul 13

Mike Reese

Location: Sauk-Prairie Canoe Launch
Sauk County

Jul 13

John McCaw

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Jul 13

Mike Reese

Location: Arena Boat Landing
Iowa County

The Wisconsin River is low right now and you can walk over the island. Lots of sandy soil to look for tiger beetles and robber flies. I was looking for robber flies and I got this documentation photo and that was it; despite seeing three individuals of Diogmites platypterus, including this mated pair.

Diogmites platypterus

Diogmites platypterus

Jul 13

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Rotary Gardens in Janesville
Rock County

Sunny, 74 degree morning.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 13

Joyce Gibbons

Location: Newark Road Prairie State Natural Area
Rock County

Briefly observed one Mulberry Wing in sedge meadow in northern section of property; also observed several other butterflies, but I was unable to ID or photograph.

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

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

Jul 13

Pamela Skaar, Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

10:36 - 11:50, 1.45 mile, partly sunny. The wings on one of the Wood Nymphs were so chewed up that the edges resembled an anglewing with deep scallops.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jul 13

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands Wildlife Area
Portage County

Surveyed 12 plots, including the last six Regal Fritillary long-term monitoring sites that we hadn't yet completed. After two bird-butterfly surveys cold enough to count as wind-chill, we found Regal Fritillaries in the last 10 plots visited. We found 53 Regal Fritillaries and 131 Aphrodite Fritillaries in a 0.5 mile transect of a 2022 grazed patch; this is our top Regal count of any unit this year. This includes 75 Wood Nymphs along roads.

Jul 13

Emma Czarnecki

Location: Tiffany Bottoms SNA
Buffalo County

Found in the remnant prairie in the NE section of the unit. Found about 6-10.

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

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

Jul 13

Pam Campbell

Location: Red Cedar Trail/Irvington
Dunn County

Cloudy, temps in 60s.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 13

Ethan Brown

Location: Swan Road Prairie
Ozaukee County

Jul 13

Fred Dike

Location: Old Marsh rd
Dodge County

70s. partly sunny, windy

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 13

Ethan Brown

Location: Lion’s Den Gorge
Ozaukee County

First time I have seen Gorgones and Acadians here.

Jul 13

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Grady's Knoll, UW Arb.
Dane County

All Hairstreaks on Butterfly Milkweed; Sunny, warm, 11:00-11:30 am.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jul 13

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Greene Prairie, UW Arb
Dane County

All but 1 Edwards' of Hairstreaks on Butterfly Milkweeds; Sunny, warm, about 9:30-10:30 am.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Eastern Pondhawk

Eastern Pondhawk

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 13

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Borah Creek Prairie
Grant County

A beautiful day to be out with Summer School students. Borah Creek didn't disappoint! In addition to finding butterflies we also learned about native plants, spotted a Snowberry Clearwing Moth and some fossils. Participants were Emma, Ali, Nariana, Avery, Amber, Lucy, Jax, Emmy, Avi, Kroy, James. Alejandro, Dalton and Roger.

Between 11:15 and 12:15, very sunny with little or no wind.

Fossils

Fossils

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 13

John Morrissey

Location: my house; meadow near my house; S.B. Anderson Memorial Preserve, Cross Plains
Dane County

This morning brought another large group of banded hairstreaks to the ash saplings in my backyard. Also, finally, 1 tawny emperor in my backyard, first I've noticed this year.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 13

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Also found 2 Red Admiral cats.

Jul 13

Ethan Brown

Location: Swan Road roadside
Ozaukee County

Jul 14

Northern Kettle Moraine NABA Butterfly Count 2022

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine
Fond du Lac County

This was a field trip of the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association. This was also the 26th annual Butterfly Count at N Kettle Moraine by the North American Butterfly Association (NABA). Five observers, in 2 parties, used close-focusing binoculars and cameras to identify 472 butterflies of 40 species. An above average count. We found the highest Gorgone Checkerspots in 14 years, highest count of Great Spangled Fritillary, and only the 2nd Edward's Hairstreak. Thanks to the counters, Mike Reese, Fred Dike, Jacob Collison, Karl and Dorothy Legler.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jul 14

Thomas J Hickey

Location: City of MIlwaukee, Monarch Way Station in my garden
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 14

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Lake Farm County Park prairie near the Lower Yahara River Trail
Dane County

Early afternoon; calm, near 80F. Hiked for more than an hour on the prairie trails; I thought I would see more butterflies than I did.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 14

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Our back yard
Jefferson County

Jul 14

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Warm and sunny, noon to two pm.
The Appalachian Browns are much more tattered and faded than they were last week. The Great Spangled Fritillary was feeding from coyote scat.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Question Mark

Question Mark

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 14

Lester Doyle

Location: Sauk Canoe Launch (Shoreline area)
Sauk County

Sunny...low 80's...Midday. Long walk along the shoreline and a gravel bar.

Question Mark

Question Mark

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 14

Pamela Skaar

Location: Mud Lake Wildlife Area, Tolleson Road, Rio, WI
Columbia County

The area next to the road that used to be filled with sedges and welcoming to skippers is now mowed regularly. Logging trucks are also traveling the road, currently. 10:14 - 12:45, sunny, low wind.

Jul 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands Wildlife Area
Portage County

Ten half-mile transects and one 0.25 mile transect to check for Regal Fritillaries. Nine of these were different from other July 2022 patches we've surveyed. To compare today's Regal Fritillary flight phenology to earlier, today we counted two plots also surveyed on July 5. Those two repeated plots had a combined 27 Regals on our July 5 surveys and 28 Regals on today's surveys. Today we found Regal Fritillaries on 9 of the 10 half-mile transects walked, but not in the 0.25 mile route. The top Regal count today was 21, in a patch hayed 11-12 months ago. Our top 3 Regal patches (53, 42, and 21 Regals per patch) at Buena Vista out of about 40 plots surveyed with good weather during the 2022 main flight were all managed with light agriculture in 2021-22 and all border the south side of Lake Road.

Jul 14

Janet Mueller

Location: Town of Cleveland, boardwalk S.E. Shore of Cornell Lake
Chippewa County

Full sun, windy, high 70s

Jul 14

John Morrissey

Location: S.B. Anderson Memorial Preserve, Cross Plains
Dane County

Late walk, near dusk

Jul 14

Rachel Padour

Location: AriensCo Conservation Land
Calumet County

75 F and sunny, calm.

Butterflies observed flying, puddling, and nectaring.

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Question Mark

Question Mark

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 14

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Jul 14

Douglas Buege

Location: Tenney Park
Dane County

Jul 14

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and Cty N
Waushara County

Incidental while removing invasives in pine plantation, most of the butterflies were pollinating the swamp milkweed along the north edge of a sedge meadow

Jul 14

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 14

Rory Williams

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

The sand country was very dry. Disappointing number of butterflies, especially worrying is the lack of Karners. Two of what I believe are Efferia albibarbis

American Copper

American Copper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

Jul 14

April Stanke

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Many unidentified browns were also seen.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

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

Jul 14

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake SWA, along Stolte Road
Burnett County

Butterfly numbers seemed low. I could look out over 50 flowering heads of butterfly milkweed at a spot, and not a one had a butterfly on it. Earlier roadside mowing had eliminated much of the swamp milkweed along Co. Rd. O. Sunny, light winds, mid-80s--lovely weather.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Jul 14

Shannon Barniskis

Location: Beaver Dam backyard meadow
Dodge County

This is the first hair streak I have identified in my new meadow garden, planted fall 2021. The hairstreak spent at least five minutes on the butterfly weed. The insect was much more coppery on the underside of the wings than this photograph shows.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 14

Melissa Dobbs

Location: Anaway Place Cabins - Richland Center
Richland County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 14

Tod Highsmith and Joan Braune

Location: Our East Side Madison backyard
Dane County

Jul 15

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA/Larrabee Rd
Dunn County

Mostly cloudy, 70s, 10:30 - 1:30. A three Snout day!

Question Mark

Question Mark

American Snout

American Snout

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Jul 15

Pamela Skaar

Location: Atwood Community and prairie Gardens, Madison
Dane County

Overcast and late in the day but I was trying to get some kind of butterfly baseline before the Monarchs start moving through and using this area in the fall. 17:20 - 17:50

Jul 15

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Nice to see all the milkweed blooming and quite a few different butterflies. Monarchs were all laying eggs. Mostly cloudy, 75 degree afternoon.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

European Skipper

European Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

European Skipper

European Skipper

Mustard White

Mustard White

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 15

Harry Peterson

Location: Webster Township
Vernon County

Between Viola and La Farge

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jul 15

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: our Madison backyard
Dane County

Jul 15

Mary Roen

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

This butterfly was on our lawn on a hot, sunny day with mild wind.

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Jul 15

Susan Dietrich

Location: Chiwaukee Prairie State Natural Area
Kenosha County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 15

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish Lake SWA Stolte rd. Hickerson rd. Nelson pines
Burnett County

Rain the night before, sunny, warm, light wind, A lot of butterflies puddling.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

American Lady

American Lady

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur, Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur, Orange Sulphur

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Jul 15

Douglas Buege

Location: Tenney Park
Dane County

Jul 15

John Morrissey

Location: S.B. Anderson Memorial Preserve, Cross Plains
Dane County

Early evening, around 6:00pm

Monarch

Monarch

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 16

Ruth Smith

Location: Lily Pad Lane, Long Lane
Forest County

a nice variety by a bog

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

White Admiral

White Admiral

Long Dash

Long Dash

★ = New county photo record

Jul 16

Douglas Buege

Location: Avoca Units
Iowa County

Jul 16

Kristina Kishbaugh

Location: Appleton, just south of Erb park
Outagamie County

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Jul 16

Mike Reese

Location: UW Arboretum - Grady Tract, Greene Prairie
Dane County

Mainly a robber fly trip. The Efferia was laying eggs

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

Holcocephala calva

Holcocephala calva

Holcocephala abdominalis

Holcocephala abdominalis

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Jul 16

Ann Thering

Location: My Garden
Dane County

Jul 16

Judy Cardin

Location: Our deck in the Arbor Hills neighborhood.
Dane County

Neighbor has a hackberry tree. Snout landed on our deck door window.

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 16

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Schurch Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 16

Patrick Ready

Location: Elver Park, Madison
Dane County

Rode bike along trail through middle of park going west near some prairie areas and grass. Finally got a Snout!

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 16

Terry Mortier

Location: Dunville Barrens SNA
Dunn County

Warm to hot later in the day, no wind. The common milkweed was done flowering for the most part. This was my first visit to this property. I went through it with a wide toothed comb hoping to find some stands of red cedar for juniper hairstreaks. There were quite a few scattered junipers and small patches but no larger areas that I could find.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

American Snout

American Snout

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 16

Kaona Koehn

Location: Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 16

Douglas Buege

Location: Millville along Hwy C
Grant County

Avoca was pretty cloudy. Hwy C was sunnier when I visited.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Snout

American Snout

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 16

Douglas Buege

Location: Lower part of Rush Creel SNA
Crawford County

Jul 16

Ruth Smith

Location: Old County Road AA
Marinette County

Sunny and warm. No wind.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 16

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

The sightings are from the 16th between 3:30-4:30. All but one of the Hairstreak was on either Swamp or Common Milkweed. I would consider the Milkweed past its prime, but obviously the Hairstreak disagree. Sunny and calm with temps in 80's. (At least one of the Hickory's was also past its prime. MR)

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 16

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Skipper diversity is exploding with the warmer weather. Hot sighting of the day was the Coral Hairstreak, the first I've ever seen on this property.

American Lady

American Lady

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

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

Jul 16

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

A short walk around the prairie between 11 and 1pm. Best Monarch numbers so far. All but one very fresh. Rattlesnake Master and Lead Plant in bloom.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Meadowhawk sp.

Meadowhawk sp.

Rattlesnake Master, Lead Plant

Rattlesnake Master, Lead Plant

Machimus notatus

Machimus notatus

Jul 16

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Many Monarchs laying eggs. Partly sunny, 70 degree morning.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jul 16

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Mostly cloudy 85 degree afternoon.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Long Dash

Long Dash

Mustard White

Mustard White

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jul 16

John Morrissey

Location: meadow near my house; S.B. Anderson Memorial Preserve, Cross Plains
Dane County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 17

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Leonard J. Yahr Park Washington County Park
Washington County

Jul 17

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: our Madison backyard
Dane County

The 2 monarchs were mating.

Jul 17

Ruth Smith

Location: Gibb's Lake County Park
Rock County

Jul 17

Richard Ouren

Location: Nahley Road
Grant County

Jul 17

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Ridge Run Co. Park, West Bend
Washington County

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 17

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

Jul 17

Ryan Brady

Location: My property west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Jul 17

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Park
Waukesha County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 17

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Sighting of the day was what I assume was a bog copper. It was on dry ground on common milkweed, but there is a bog about fifty yards from the location. copper.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Jul 17

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Came upon a pair of mating monarchs toward the end of our late afternoon walk. Mostly sunny, 85 degree afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

European Skipper

European Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

European Skipper

European Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jul 17

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Walking Iron
Dane County

Jul 17

Philip Varner

Location: UW Madison Arboretum - Curtis Prairie
Dane County

I thought this might be another Silver-spotted Skipper, but as I got closer it wasn't the case. The long snout!

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 17

Ruth Smith

Location: Waubesa Wetland Nature Conservancy
Dane County

Most butterflies seen in awhile. Very encouraging to see so many Monarchs.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 17

John McCaw

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

California Tortoiseshell

California Tortoiseshell

California Tortoiseshell

California Tortoiseshell

California Tortoiseshellm

California Tortoiseshellm

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

Jul 17

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Jul 17

Carol Polacek

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

A solitary Monarch on the false sunflowers transplanted last week. Sunny, 78 degrees, high humidity.

Jul 17

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion near Castle Rock Dam
Juneau County

Sunny, low 80s, calm wind. Spotted a variety of butterflies and skippers along my MFL walking path. Also, in my garden the fresh purple coneflowers are a magnet for Dun Skippers.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 17

Greg Burns

Location: Miller Pond
Calumet County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 17

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jul 17

Rory Williams

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

All the rain has brought the butterflies out at this location.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

American Copper

American Copper

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

Jul 17

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens in and near Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Early try to assess the flight phenology of Karner Blues at 5 long-term monitoring sites; 4 sites bordering County Highway X, and 1 site inside Sandhill WA. 2:18 hours, 87-91 degrees F, 95 % sunshine. 134 of the Karner Blues were at the two sites that usually produce the most. Because 2 of the sites had no Karners on today's surveys, we think the brood here is well before its peak. About 10% of the Karner Blues we saw were females. We also saw 4 unidentified hairstreaks.

Jul 17

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Mauthe Lake, N. Kettle Moraine SF
Fond du Lac County

Many frtillaries and grass-skippers flitting around.

Goldenrod Crab Spider

Goldenrod Crab Spider

Jul 17

Mary Jo Sundling

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

An Eastern Comma kept circling us while we were out walking before it landed on my husband. Sunny 75-80 degree morning.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 18

Jacob Collison

Location: Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 18

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Jul 18

John Morrissey

Location: meadow near my house; S.B. Anderson Memorial Preserve
Dane County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 18

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Sunny, humid, 80-85 degree morning.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

European Skipper

European Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 18

Fred Dike

Location: Burma road area
Sauk County

Sunny, 80s, slight breeze

Jul 18

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Saw an interesting moth, a Virgin Tiger Moth. Short walk through our fields this afternoon as it was very humid and 91 degrees.

Virgin Tiger Moth

Virgin Tiger Moth

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jul 18

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

I was reading outside and a Harvester landed on my leg and stayed for quite a while.

Jul 18

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Saul Springs
Oconto County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Green Comma

Green Comma

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 18

John McCaw

Location: Three Bridges Park
Milwaukee County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 18

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Ridge Run County Park, West Bend
Washington County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Jul 18

Ann Thering

Location: My garden
Dane County

Jul 18

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Too hot and humid to continue past noon. NEVER thought I would see so many Am Snouts this far north. Positive binocular ID on at least 16 Snouts. I probably missed a few. I've also never seen so many frogs. Numbers reached creepy, almost biblical, levels. :)

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

American Copper

American Copper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Northern Leopard Frog

Northern Leopard Frog

Jul 18

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield
Walworth County

Brief sighting through some tree branches.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 19

Patrick Ready

Location: Baxter's Hollow
Sauk County

Mostly overcast, hot & humid. Walked from the first parking area. What I think is a Striped Hairstreak was on my car in the lot. Found an Ebony Jewelwing near the stream.

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 19

Mike Reese

Location: Brockway Rd north of Bauer Rd.
Jackson County

The Wild Indigo Duskywings were near the Crowned Vetch in the parking lot on the east side I’d Brockway where I normally see them in the summer.

Jul 19

Rory Williams

Location: Amberg SNA
Marinette County

One poor picture of a punctured Tiger Beetle(?), also three Six Spotted Tiger Beetles, Four Machimus sp. robber flies.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jul 19

Rory Williams

Location: 1 mile south of Amberg WI
Marinette County

Incidental while camping

Jul 19

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 19

Ruth Smith

Location: Baxter's Hollow
Sauk County

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 19

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: The Black River Trails, Kohler-Andrae
Sheboygan County

Hundreds of common milkweeds in large meadow next to parking lot.

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Jul 19

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Sanderling Nature Ctr, Kohler-Andrae SP
Sheboygan County

Jul 19

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Clam Lake bogs
Ashland County

East and west bogs at Twin Lake, bogs on Wilderness Road and at the west end of County Hwy M/GG junction, and roadsides of all 4 of these. Most of the coppers were at Twin Lakes on the bogs (especially west bog).

Jul 19

Ed Buchs

Location: Bloomfield
Walworth County

Banded Hairstreak seen sitting on Goldenseal Berry.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 19

Nan Meske

Location: Dorothy Carnes Park, Prairie section, Fort Atkinson
Jefferson County

A little breezy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Question Mark

Question Mark

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 19

Lester Doyle

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Late afternoon...mid 80's and very windy.

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

American Copper

American Copper

Virginia Big-headed Tiger Beetle

Virginia Big-headed Tiger Beetle

Jul 19

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jul 19

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

What can I say but, "Always carry your camera!" Although I was at a Butterfly Count earlier this year where the Snout was spotted it was so far away that I am claiming this as a first sighting of this unique butterfly! Spotted today about 5:30 p.m. as we were heading to the garage for a quick shopping trip. Over the past week I have caught glimpses of something in flight that I though was the Snout but never able to feel certain until today! Woohoo!!

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 19

Kristina Kishbaugh

Location: My garden, south of Erb park
Outagamie County

Landing on milkweed leaves and drinking from Echinacea

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 19

Pam Campbell

Location: Red Cedar Trail south of Irvington
Dunn County

Temp near 90 and humid.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

American Snout

American Snout

Mustard White

Mustard White

Jul 19

Judith Huf

Location: Urban Ecology Center Riverside
Milwaukee County

about an hour walk near 11am. Sunny, hot, humid.
Saw a Comma or a Question Mark that got away before being identified and a small grass skipper that similarily escaped me.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 19

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Spring Green
Sauk County

very sunny and hot

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Jul 19

Janet Mueller

Location: Town of Algoma, Garden of Edna on W. 20th. Open to public
Winnebago County

Mixed meadow. ID Per iSeek

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 19

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Near Arena along the WI river
Iowa County

Very warm sunny day

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 19

Mike Reese

Location: Oxbow Rd., Black River SF
Jackson County

9:30-12:00 mostly cloudy

Jul 19

Bonnie Lunde

Location: Harrington Beach State Park
Ozaukee County

South end of park on thistles

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Jul 19

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog northeast of Morse
Ashland County

Cloudy and wet from rain that just ended. This bog produced 220 Bog Coppers on our July 3 survey.

Jul 19

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Caroline Lake Bog roadside
Iron County

Weather was poor here but not better in mot nearby areas, so we decided to survey the usual roadside units but not the bog.

Jul 19

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Lost Land Lake Bog
Bayfield County

Bog on Lost Land Lake Road (about a mile west of County Hwy D), south of County Hwy M. Sunny, 87 degrees F.

Jul 19

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Pine Lake Bog
Bayfield County

West of Forest Road 236 about 3 miles north of Moquah Barrens State Natural Area. Sunny, 88 degrees F. 13 minute survey.

Jul 19

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Drummond kettlehole bogs
Bayfield County

55% sun, 82-90 degrees F. We saw 1 Bog Copper at Crane Lake, 23 at Roger Lake, and a combined 180 on the two floating bogs at Wishbone ("Rainbow") Lake.

Jul 19

John Morrissey

Location: meadow near my house; S.B. Anderson Memorial Preserve, Cross Plains
Dane County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 20

April Stanke

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 20

Skylar Johnston

Location: Kenosha Sand Dunes
Kenosha County

Found in the Kenosha Sand Dunes nature area in Kenosha County. Exact locality data:

USA: WISCONSIN: Kenosha Co.: Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha Sand Dunes

Temperature was 83 degrees F, sky was mostly clear (10-30% cloud coverage) and the wind was relatively still 1-3 mph during that survey!

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

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

Jul 20

Pam Campbell

Location: DunnvilleSWA/Larrabee & Maple Grove Rds
Dunn County

From noon to 2:30pm. Cloudy until 2, windy, low 80s.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

American Snout

American Snout

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Jul 20

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jul 20

Rand Valentine

Location: Park & Pleasure Drive, Edgewood College, Madison, WI
Dane County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 20

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

We were scouting out the trails for a field trip next Saturday. We were not keeping track of the butterfly sightings until we noted 4 very fun sightings. First we spotted a Regal Fritillary. Then we ran into Ron Endres and I complained about the loss of Partridge Pea which would lead to suppression of the immigrant butterfly Little Yellow. As we were talking a Little Yellow sped along the trail right past us! That is only the 3rd reported in the state this year. Then an American Snout flew around us and landed on Dorothy's hat. This is what we call fun!

Jul 20

Ryan Bronk

Location: Kenosha, Wisconsin
Kenosha County

I have a garden of milkweed I am growing next to my house and found the caterpillar.

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Jul 20

Steve Kinyon

Location: The Butterfly Trail, Shelby
La Crosse County

2 to 4 pm. Cloudy then sunny, 84 degrees. In addition to species that I could identify, there were sulphurs and commas on the wing, and two species of grass skipper. New trails have been cut through the meadow by someone with a bush hog, giving easy access to flowers.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Harvester

Harvester

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

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

Jul 20

Rory Williams

Location: 1 mile south of Amberg
Marinette County

By a flower pot that the plants were full of aphids. 64 degrees and windy with off and on rain

Harvester

Harvester

★ = New county photo record

Jul 20

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Gusting winds, but saw the first Atlantis of the year at this site

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

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

Jul 20

Fred Dike

Location: Turville Point
Dane County

70s, mostly sunny, breezy

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 20

Mike Reese

Location: Swamplovers Preserve
Dane County

Jul 20

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Port Wing Bogs
Bayfield County

35% sun, 75-83 degrees F. Both Port Wing Boreal Forest SNA Bog and Bibon Lake Bog produced 1-2 Dorcas Coppers each and had good Bog Copper counts.

Jul 20

John Morrissey

Location: my house; meadow near my house; S.B. Anderson Memorial Preserve, Cross Plains
Dane County

Again at approximately 8am, many banded hairstreaks in my backyard. They congregate in a similar way to Emperors in the morning.

Also, about a month ago I was seeing more Great Spangled Fritillaries than Monarchs, but that seems to have flipped recently.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 20

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

About noon for a hour and a half. Sunny and warm. Buckeyes were the butterfly of the day.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 20

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jul 20

Jessica Marten

Location: Fort McCoy
Monroe County

I have spotted this butterfly while surveying for Karner blue butterflies on Fort McCoy Military base. I do not recall seeing these butterflies when I surveyed two years ago but I have now spotted them in multiple locations on base.

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 21

Lester Doyle

Location: Arena Boat Landing
Iowa County

Mid-morning, mostly sunny, Mid 80's

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Stichopogon trifasciatus

Stichopogon trifasciatus

Sandy Stream Tiger Beetle

Sandy Stream Tiger Beetle

Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle

Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle

Jul 21

Judith Huf

Location: Three Bridges Park (UEC)
Milwaukee County

There is much Baptisia and Crown Vetch in the meadows there. This area is realitively new, but the flowers are coming in beautiful profusion.

American Snout

American Snout

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

American Snout

American Snout

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Jul 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bogs between Moose Junction and Amnicon Lake
Douglas County

55% sun, 82-90 degrees F. The eight sites were Moose Junction East and West Bogs, Chaffee-Foxboro, Milchesky Road 1.75, Milchesky Road 1.15, North Bear Creek, Bear Creek, and Lyman Lake, and the roadsides of 5 of these bogs. On July 1 early in the copper flights on these bogs we found 18 Dorcas Coppers and no Bog Coppers. The Acadian Hairstreak count is unusually high for our visits here. We also have not usually or ever identified (as opposed to seeing them but not figuring them out, which could have happened) a Two-spotted Skipper or Sachems here.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 21

Mike Reese

Location: Backyard in Nakoma neighborhood
Dane County

I haven’t seen a Banded here for over two weeks and was surprised to see one nectaring on the Hydrangeas at 7:10 pm.

Jul 21

Vic Berardi

Location: The Ridges Sanctuary
Door County

Seen along the Sandy Trail

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 21

Ann Thering

Location: My garden
Dane County

Jul 21

Douglas Buege

Location: Bucks Ranch Road
Oconto County

Unsuccessful search for Satyr Comma.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Long Dash

Long Dash

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 21

Rory Williams

Location: Neenah Industrial Park
Winnebago County

After thirty years of spending outdoors looking for butterflies in Winnebago County I finally found a Compton's. Where? In a parking lot of a factory it came up and almost sat on me.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 21

John McCaw

Location: My Backyard
Milwaukee County

Jul 21

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA GG Segment
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing yet more invasives

Jul 21

Bob Leary

Location: Lawsonia Golf Course
Green Lake County

American Snout on knee.

Monarch on my foot.

And yesterday a chickadee on my shoulder.

Jul 21

John Morrissey

Location: my house; meadow near my house; S.B. Anderson Memorial Preserve, Cross Plains
Dane County

American Lady

American Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 21

Lester Doyle

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Two trips, one early morning, one early afternoon. Mostly sunny. Lots of Hairstreaks in the trail area between the prairie and the turn to the hillside climb.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Six-lined Race-runner

Six-lined Race-runner

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Virginia Big-headed Tiger Beetle

Virginia Big-headed Tiger Beetle

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Jul 21

M Kenosian

Location: Putnam nbhd, city of Eau Claire
Eau Claire County

Nectaring on butterfly weed in our front yard.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

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

Jul 21

Scott Puchalski

Location: Perrot State Park
Trempealeau County

Boat Landing

Jul 21

John McCaw

Location: Riverside Park / Urban Ecology Center
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 21

Mary Roen

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

It was a warm, breezy day, mostly sunny in the 80's. We walked a prairie and along the woods bordering it.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

American Copper

American Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 21

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland: prairie off Hidden Farm Road
Dane County

Late morning, warm on the way to a hot day (high 80s). Light wind, sunny. Most years there would be many more Monarchs at this time and place.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 21

Freda Van den Broek

Location: Huiras Lake State Natural Area
Ozaukee County

Seen along the open prairie section of the trail, about halfway between the parking area and where the trail forks towards the woods.

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Jul 21

Pam Campbell

Location: Red Cedar Trail south of Irvington
Dunn County

Sunny, 80s and windy. A FOY Harvester. I'm beginning to expect Am Snouts on every walk.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Harvester

Harvester

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

American Snout

American Snout

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jul 21

Mike Reese

Location: Holy Wisdom Monastery
Dane County

Jul 22

Terry Mortier

Location: Pioneer Trail rd., Milchesky rd., and hwy. A /Bear creek bog
Douglas County

Warm, windy, partly cloudy afternoon. Large number of Dorcas coppers along hwy A at the Bear Creek bogs.

Mustard White

Mustard White

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

White Admiral

White Admiral

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Jul 22

Nick Gremban

Location: Loon Rapids Road, Mountain
Oconto County

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 22

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens northeast of Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

45 minutes. Unusually high count of Compton Tortoiseshells, but no sulphurs, and most other butterflies in below-average numbers.

Jul 22

Mary Backus

Location: Mountain Bay Trail west of Norrie Lake
Marathon County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Black Dash

Black Dash

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Harvester

Harvester

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Monarch

Monarch

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Black Dash

Black Dash

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

American Lady

American Lady

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

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

Jul 22

Rory Williams

Location: Asylum Point Park
Winnebago County

The prairie restoration seems to be going well. Bumblebees and butterflies are beginning to invade this "new" prairie. Incidental while doing a bumblebee survey. First Rusty Patched Bumblebee of the year for me. The Gorgones were a first for me at this location and were highly aggressive even taking on bumblebees

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Jul 22

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog northeast of Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

Jul 22

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bark Bay Bogs
Bayfield County

Surveyed the bogs both north and south of Bark Bay Road, and the roadside between them. The south bog was very windy and we saw no butterflies. All of the butterflies except for two European Skippers were on the north bog.

Jul 22

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Lost Creek Slough Bog
Bayfield County

Also surveyed the road next to the bog, where the only butterfly seen was a Northern Pearly-Eye.

Jul 22

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Jul 22

John Morrissey

Location: meadow near my house; S.B. Anderson Memorial Preserve, Cross Plains
Dane County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 22

Mike Reese

Location: Lower Wisconsin State Riverway - Avoca unit
Iowa County

Checking out the usual haunts of any Sleepy Oranges and Little Yellows. None seen, but with 11 Marine Blues in the state already, I am really disappointed.

Jul 22

Ginny Nelson, Pam Skaar and Chris Tyler

Location: Middleton residential yard
Dane County

These were spotted incidentally in my yard as we struggled to learn how to identify bumblebees. The butterflies were easier!

Jul 22

Janet Mueller

Location: Town of Algoma, W20th Ave, Garden of Edna, open to the public
Winnebago County

Full sun. 88°. Very active. Attracted to damp soil around garden plants.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 22

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: our backyard in Madison
Dane County

Jul 22

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Sunny, humid, 78 degree morning.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 22

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jul 22

April Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Possibly two Marine Blues as one was seen down the path a distance away from where the first one was seen. [This is at least the 11th Marine Blue seen this year. MR]

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Jul 22

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Our backyard, Lake Mills
Jefferson County

86 deg., sunny

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 22

Rachel Padour

Location: AriensCo Conservation Land
Calumet County

80 F and sunny, breeze.

Male and female Monarch observed in courtship dance.
Female swallowtail observed laying eggs on Queen Anne's Lace. Male swallowtail also observed in the area.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 22

John McCaw

Location: Froemming Park
Milwaukee County

This park has much potential. Lots of Orange Sulphurs, lots of Halloween Pennant dragonflies. Also lots of unidentified Blues. Didn't see any Clouded Sulphurs.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Jul 22

Ann Thering

Location: Ice Age Trail Cross Plains segment
Dane County

Jul 22

Janet and Jody Berget

Location: Richmond township
Walworth County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 22

Stan Rehm

Location: Badger Prairie County Park, Verona
Dane County

The BSTs were hill-topping at the site of the old water tower. Relatively few other BFs on a perfect summer day.

Jul 22

Berta Maass

Location: wildflower garden at my home in rural Osseo WI
Jackson County

This butterfly was feeding on my coneflowers at about 4:00pm.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 22

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 23

Kristina Kishbaugh

Location: In garden south of Erb park Appleton
Outagamie County

Flying around and drinking from wild bergamot

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 23

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

80, muggy and cloudy. From 10 to noon. Rain moved in by 1pm. A short walk around the prairie and ponds. Very little flying.

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 23

Pam Kindschi

Location: West of Beloit
Rock County

Jul 23

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station at my garden in MIlwaukee
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 23

SWBA Butterfly Field Trip

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

Prairies here are maintained by Dane County Parks. Sunny, temperatures in upper 80’s, and humid. This was a morning field trip of the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association. We spent 2 ¼ hours using close-focusing binoculars to observe 130 butterflies of 18 species. Highlights were the endangered Regal Fritillary, Common Buckeye, Painted Lady, Common Sootywing and Giant Swallowtail. We also observed Monarchs mating. Photo by Fred Dike.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jul 23

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Bradford Beach, while watching the air show, I saw lots of butterflies
Milwaukee County

Jul 23

John McCaw

Location: My Backyard
Milwaukee County

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 23

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

This is the most Monarchs I've seen while out in my gardens this summer. Sunny, humid, breezy, 90 degree early afternoon.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 23

Angela Halverson

Location: Sparta
Monroe County

Jul 23

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jul 23

April Stanke

Location: Virmond Park
Ozaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 24

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Gardens in Madison
Dane County

Jul 24

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Park
Waukesha County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 24

Jacob Collison

Location: Spring Green Preserve SNA
Sauk County

Grasshopper Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Meadowlarks and Dickcissel Present.

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

American Copper

American Copper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 24

Terry Mortier

Location: Three Lakes WPA
St. Croix County

Early afternoon, warm, sunny, windy.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 24

Dan Abel

Location: Open Pine clearcut/burn north of twin pine grasslands, mountain
Oconto County

Most seen nectaring in spreading dogbane. About 10 un-id'd brown grass skippers. 2 snowberry clearwing moths. Windy.

Jul 24

Mike Jones

Location: Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

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

Jul 24

Terry Mortier

Location: Standing Cedars Land Conservancy Buffalo Skull Tract
Polk County

Late afternoon, warm, partly cloudy, windy.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 24

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jul 24

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Fellenz Woods E. of West Bend
Washington County

Jul 24

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA/Larrabee & Maple Grove Rd
Dunn County

Mostly sunny, 70s, gorgeous morning.

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Jul 24

Janet Mueller

Location: Town of Algoma, W. 20th Ave. Garden of Edna
Winnebago County

Full sun, windy. Prairie focused on cone flowers.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 24

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

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

Jul 24

Terry Mortier

Location: Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

Late morning, warm, sunny, windy.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jul 24

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Milwaukee County Sports Complex/Froeming Park
Milwaukee County

4 pair of Monarch and 1 pair of Clouded Sulphur with one of the pair a white form. 2 other white form Sulphur as well.

Jul 24

Rory Williams

Location: Horicon
Dodge County

Incidental while birdwatching.

Jul 24

Jacob Collison

Location: Black Earth Fishery Area
Dane County

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jul 24

Andrea Szymczak

Location: Maywood Environmental Center
Sheboygan County

Observed several ladybugs eating aphids. Breeding bird confirmations included Brown Trasher feeding young and Field Sparrow carrying food.

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

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

Jul 24

Pamela Skaar

Location: Door Creek Park greenway from Littlemore to Harrington
Dane County

11:34 - 12:50, 1.4 mi, sunny but a bit windy. This route included much of the woods and glades to the west of the park proper. The Pearl Crescents seemed to be patrolling areas along the path and sometimes swirled around one another where the areas met. 1 unidentified fritillary.

Jul 24

Dan Abel

Location: Hwy 64 wetlands,township of Brazeau
Oconto County

Butterflies seen while standing on a small nettle covered hill that was the highest spot in over a square mile.

Jul 24

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Gravel parking lot at Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

We specifically visited this lot because of the rain last night. There were nine species when we first arrived and when we returned after a short walk there was an American Snout—a lifer!

Question Mark

Question Mark

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 24

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

My first Marine Blue since 2008 (in Wis.)! It was fresh, and was observed puddling in the driveway, along with the Snout, Buckeye, and others. It was pretty windy.

Jul 24

Mike Reese

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

2:30-4:00

Jul 24

April Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 24

Judith Huf

Location: Urban Ecology Center Riveredge
Milwaukee County

Sunny, warm, humid, after heavy rain. Saw several pale brown butterflies in the woods, but they never settled and I couldn't ID them. Watched a female Monarch lay an egg on Milkweed.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch egg

Monarch egg

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Question Mark

Question Mark

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 24

Ryan Brady

Location: My property west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Jul 24

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

[ I saw 32 American Snout with no comment and assumed this was wrong and emailed Pam about it. She did see 32 American Snouts; all puddling in the wet road. MR]

American Copper

American Copper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

American Snout

American Snout

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 24

Judith Huf

Location: My house in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

I got home after my walk at the Urban Ecology Center and found a few interesting butterflies in my own garden.

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 24

John Morrissey

Location: Meadow near my house; S.B. Anderson Memorial Preserve, Cross Plains
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 25

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: our yard in Madison
Dane County

The Marine Blue patrolled our backyard with a fast, zig-zagging flight and landed only rarely and very briefly, so we were lucky to get enough good looks at it to be sure of the ID. It also interacted with what was probably another Marine Blue, and the two of them would spiral high up above the ground together. What a great addition to our backyard list!

Jul 25

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Natrue Center
Milwaukee County

Came across two individual dark skippers this morning while working. I think they are both Dun Skippers. And had a Comma (I think) that was so faded that I couldn't see the comma mark.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 25

Pamela Skaar

Location: Door Creek County Park
Dane County

I walked on the eastern side towards the ponds today from 9:51 - 11:39 and covered 1.88 mi. The Northern Pearly-eye was very dark. The Silver-bordered Fritillary landed on my shirt over my heart; so, it was a close look without binoculars.

Jul 25

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Prairie area in Schefelker Park in Stoughton
Dane County

There were quite a few dragonflies in the area. Also saw a Hummingbird Clearwing moth. It's the 6th one I've seen this summer. Sunny 70 degree morning.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 25

Mike Reese

Location: Lower Wisconsin State Riverway - Avoca Unit
Iowa County

When I got done taking a photo of the Gray Hairstreak, a Common Checkered-Skipper landed and I got good looks with my binoculars but it was gone before I got my camera ready. I spent another half hour there looking for it before I gave up. My first Gray Hairstreak since 2018.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Jul 25

Jennifer Phipps

Location: Greenfield, WI
Milwaukee County

Seen in my backyard in Greenfield. I’m north of Konkel Park and I43. I’ve never seen a butterfly like this before!

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

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