Butterfly sightings for August 2022

Aug 1

Mary Ann Crain

Location: Wooded Ridge Preserve subdivision, Lisbon
Waukesha County

The Red Admiral butterfly landed on my Hydrangea plant.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 1

April Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland
Ozaukee County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 1

Rory Williams

Location: Kettle Moraine State Forest
Washington County

Went out looking for Rusty Patched Bumblebees. Very surprised to see them at all four locations in the state forest. In the end I saw nine Rusty Patched, four other species of bumblebees, and one Six Spotted Tiger Beetle

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 1

Daniel Flynn

Location: Dutch Hollow Lake, La Valle
Sauk County

partly sunny, high 70's, by the waters edge

American Snout

American Snout

Aug 1

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

American Snout count of 27 is exact count, binocular ID as I slowly drove the length of the dirt road where they sipped moisture. Temp near 80, breezy.

American Copper

American Copper

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Aug 1

Pamela Hoyland

Location: 940th st. Colfax, yard
Dunn County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 1

Fred Dike

Location: Badger State Trail near Belleville
Dane County

70s, mostly cloudy, calm

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 1

Jackie Barndt

Location: Grand chute, backyard habitat
Outagamie County

First buckeye sighting

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 1

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sighted a orange and brown grass skipper, but it got away without being identified.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Aug 1

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Question Mark at dusk

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 1

Meridith Williams

Location: County Rd WD, Newport Township
Columbia County

1 Monarch caterpillar observed on butterfly milkweed along with at least 3 Monarchs that i didn't get pictures of. sorry for the poor quality of pics.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Aug 1

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Aug 1

Ethan Brown

Location: Steins Garden Center
Ozaukee County

Painted lady!

Aug 1

Kate Redmond

Location: Waubedonia Park between Fredonia and Waubeka
Ozaukee County

I walked the edge of the river between the boat launch and the east parking lot.
On the leaf, just to the left of the Fiery Skipper's feet, are the yellow, saddlebag-shaped pollenia of a milkweed. They stick to pollinators.

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 1

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Residence in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Aug 1

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

RSPs were skittish. Possible Snout sighting.

Aug 1

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Karner was along Stolte Road. There were also four other undetermined blues in flight. Sedge skippers--dun or broken dash--were on vervain or common milkweed along Co. Rd. O. Also here was an interesting bee fly, Poecilanthrax tegminipennis. With all the yellow setae on the underside of its abdomen, it seems to be a mimic of a leaf-cutter bee, Megachilidae

oecilanthrax tegminipennis (bee fly)

oecilanthrax tegminipennis (bee fly)

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aug 1

Fred Dike

Location: Belleville Community Park Trail
Dane County

70s. partly sunny, calm

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 1

John McCaw

Location: Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 1

Dave Pausch

Location: East Madison
Dane County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 2

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while collecting seeds for replanting into the SNA.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 2

Joan Peterson

Location: La Farge
Vernon County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 2

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grassland Wildlife Area
Adams County

Surveyed 8 grassland tracts with a variety of recent management types using approximately 800 meter transects, mainly to check for Purplish Coppers. All of the Purplish Coppers were in three of the patches managed most recently with haying or extensive. Three sites were hayed or mostly hayed in late summer 1-2 years ago, one was extensively mowed a year ago, one was burned twice about 5 years ago, one was burned in 2022, one was grazed up until about 4 years ago, and one is being grazed now.

Aug 2

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands Wildlife Area
Portage County

We surveyed five 800 meter grassland transects and one 400 meter transect looking for wetland coppers and to add sites to the breadth of our 2022 Regal Fritillary monitoring. The four patches with a history of Regal Fritillaries in them had 4, 4, 2, and 7 male Regal Fritillaries on our surveys. The Purplish Coppers were in 3 different patches, but the Bronze Coppers were all within 10 meters of each other.

Aug 2

Judith Huf

Location: Behind Indian Hill School and along W. Heather Lane in River Hills
Milwaukee County

Went to the Nature Trail behind Indian Hill School in River Hills because I have seen butterflies there in the past. I was disappointed on the trails today, but walked out to the roadside along W. Heather Lane and found another Marine Blue feeding on the Bird's Foot Trefoil Vetch. Also found the sharpest looking Spring Azure I have seen in a long time.

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 2

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Aug 2

Paul Sparks

Location: Karner Blue Meadow
Waushara County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

American Copper

American Copper

Aug 2

Pamela Skaar

Location: Governor Nelson SP prairie
Dane County

9:02 - 10:36, sunny, 1.5 miles. The area of the prairie along the path I walked was burned this year, increasing the variety of flowering plants. It seems to me that there are fewer butterflies here than before houses were built across County M.

Aug 2

John McCaw

Location: Humboldt Park
Milwaukee County

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aug 2

Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Aug 2

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Sunny, upper 80s, humid, breezy. Lots of butterfly activity again in the garden. The Summer Spring Azure was a new visitor. Also spotted a funny bug making the rounds on the Black-eyed Susans.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Scaly Bee Fly (Lepidophora sp.)

Scaly Bee Fly (Lepidophora sp.)

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 2

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

80 degrees by noon. Windy and sunny.

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gray Copper

Gray Copper

Aug 2

Mike Reese

Location: private lands along the Embarrass River
Shawano County

Aug 2

April Stanke

Location: Virmond Park
Ozaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 2

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: IAT, Jct. Area, Fitchburg
Dane County

1 of ETS was Black form female.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 2

Ethan Brown

Location: Highland Woods
Ozaukee County

Never been here before. Cabbage whites dominated most of the park. One woodland opening had the rest of the species. Also saw many Snowberry Clearwings and one Hummingbird Clearwings.

There has also been so many cool Odonates lately. The Giant Darners (Anax spp.) and Green Darners are fun to watch!

Aug 3

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

It was a very rainy day for our area. Shortly after the rain stopped I visited an alfalfa and clover strip that was busy with butterflies. I was pleased to photograph the White Form Orange Sulphur with wings open. Another rainstorm ended the Butterfly Fun for the day! 3:30-5:30 mostly sunny with some wind especially as the next storm moved in.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 3

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Aug 3

Michelle Holda

Location: Glenmore Township
Brown County

Spotted this butterfly enjoying our Oriole feeding station. We believe it’s a Question Mark butterfly.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 3

Tracy Rath

Location: Pewaukee
Waukesha County

Big and beautiful Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 3

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, Chippewa River floodplain
Chippewa County

About 90°, calm, sunny.
3rd and 4th GST's I've seen this year, significantly fewer than typical.
The first was early in June and the second last week. No larvae as yet, and none in 2021.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 3

Steve Kinyon

Location: Mathy Tract
La Crosse County

2:30 to 4 p.m.. Sunny , 90°

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 4

Heather Meyer

Location: Yorkville
Racine County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 4

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Seen while checking on the bluebird houses. One last batch of baby bluebirds in one of the houses. We have hatched out a record 25 this year. Interesting to see several Cabbage Whites puddling today.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Bluebirds

Eastern Bluebirds

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 4

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Gardens in Madison
Dane County

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Aug 4

Nancy Norman

Location: 1160 Eulaine Circle, Hammond WI 54015
St. Croix County

I planted Joe Pye Weed 7 years ago. To my delight I started seeing Monarchs every year! They are blooming now, & this Monarch showed up yesterday.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 4

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy, near and SW of spring.
Dane County

Black Swallowtails were all very faded/tattered.

Aug 4

Paula Zarling

Location: Green Park, City of St Francis
Milwaukee County

Spotted in the grass at 6:40pm; hot, humid, and clear skies.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 4

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

This was only the second time I've seen a Giant Swallowtail on my property, the first was on 7 Sep 2009. The bee was so loaded with pollen that it could hardly fly. The robber fly was feeding on a Japanese Beetle, sure could use more robbers here to take care of all the beetles.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

meadowhawk sp.

meadowhawk sp.

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Aug 4

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Home garden in McFarland
Dane County

I've been finding monarch eggs on my milkweed and I've seen a few females, but this was the first male I've seen in my garden this season. He was swooping around and nectaring on the Cosmos and the Swamp Milkweed in the late afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 4

Karin Eichhoff

Location: Olbrich Botanical Garden
Dane County

1:15 PM - 5:00 PM, mostly sunny, 85 Degrees.

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 4

Steve Kinyon

Location: Butterfly Trail, Shelby
La Crosse County

3 to 5p.m. 83°, mostly sunny.
The Harvester I saw was probably the same one I’ve been seeing here for the past two weeks. It is always in the same spot at the same time of day, and there is always only one.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 4

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Milkweed in full bloom. Lots of bees, butterflies, and two hummingbird moths enjoying all the nectar. Sunny 72 degree afternoon.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

American Lady

American Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 4

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Aug 4

Scott Puchalski

Location: Genoa Fish Hatchery
Vernon County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 4

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Beautiful day - I walked the east and west prairie trails. Not many Monarchs; not much milkweed compared to previous years.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 4

Debra Rade

Location: The Ridges, Baileys Harbor
Door County

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Aug 4

April Stanke

Location: Spirit Lake
Ozaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Lady

American Lady

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 4

Joan Peterson

Location: La Farge
Vernon County

Lots of butterflies, hummingbird moths and bees were out today. Purple coneflower appear to be a favorite.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 4

Fred Dike

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

patly cloudy, 80s, slight breeze

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Aug 4

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville/Larrabee & Maple Grove Rds
Dunn County

Mostly sunny, 70s and beautiful. Both of these dirt roads are a favorite spot to find butterflies. Though the puddles and potholes on Larrabee Road have been recently filled with gravel. (I've never been so disappointed with road repair.) It's great fun to find multiple Common Checkered-Skippers. I rarely see even one per year. Painted Lady is also FOY. Cardinal Flower is blooming.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Question Mark

Question Mark

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower

Aug 4

John McCaw

Location: Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

Includes part of Wehr Nature Center and part of Boerner Botanical Gardens.

Aug 4

Jim Otto

Location: Madison Audubon Society's Erstad Prairie
Columbia County

The favorite nectar plant today seemed to be rattlesnake master. Fifteen Viceroys is the most I have ever seen in one place.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aug 4

Ethan Brown

Location: Rahr Memorial School Forest
Manitowoc County

Deer flies were ridiculous.

Aug 4

Rory Williams

Location: Czech Drive and County N
Waushara County

Incidental while preparing deer stands. Quite a few Tiger Swallowtails as we got near the White River area

Aug 4

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Heights Cty park woods
Dane County

9:30-11:30, 1.5 miles. One of the Tiger Swallowtails was a black female. One of the Monarchs was laying eggs.

Aug 4

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Nine Springs, Madison
Dane County

Perfect weather and conditions for a butterfly survey: early afternoon; light wind; low 80s; plentiful native, blooming wildflowers. Once again, however, many fewer Monarchs (and butterflies, in general) than I would expect for this time of year and the conditions.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 4

Dan Abel

Location: jennerjohn park, greenville
Outagamie County

about an hour at mid-day on the trails around the water retention pond. planted with prairie flowers.

Aug 4

Robert Marquis

Location: Hamilton Court, River Falls
Pierce County

Peck's skipper? On Echinacea in backyard. Thank you for checking.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

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

Aug 4

Dee Nordgren

Location: backyard garden
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Tithonia.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 5

Jonathan Rigden

Location: Norskedalen Nature Center
La Crosse County

On gravel parking area. O Ophus Road

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 5

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Lots of Monarchs on the milkweed. Another hummingbird moth sighted. Sunny, humid, 78 degree morning.

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 5

Terry Mortier

Location: Pioneer Trail, County Hwy A, Milchesky rd.
Douglas County

Very Windy, County Hwy A had been mowed.

Aug 5

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Very windy, late morning.

Aug 5

Dan Abel

Location: jennerjohn park, Greenville
Outagamie County

Sunny mid-morning. walked trails around pond for about an hour. prairie plantings. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was a black form.

Aug 5

Pamela Skaar

Location: New Glarus Woods SP
Green County

Giant Swallowtails were in the woods. 9:37 - 11:57, 2.4 miles

Aug 5

Mike Reese

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

My first Zebra Swallowtail in Wisconsin. Finally saw two female Fiery Skippers.

American Snout

American Snout

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 5

Fred Dike

Location: UW Arboretum
Dane County

clear skies, upper 70's, slight breeze

Aug 5

Nick Gremban

Location: Loon Rapids Road, Mountain
Oconto County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

American Lady

American Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Aug 5

Judith Huf

Location: Whitefish Bay Library Garden
Milwaukee County

Spendt a few minutes in the afternoon here. The garden has expanded into the strip along the parking lot which has been made into a bioswale to hold rainwater. The many red swamp milkweed plants are really drawing in the Monarchs.

Monarch

Monarch

Library Garden

Library Garden

Library Garden

Library Garden

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 5

Judith Huf

Location: My Garden Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

After I visited the library, I came home to yet more Monarchs and Fiery Skippers.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 5

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

I only spendt a couple of hours this morning at SANC and most of it was pulling weeds in the woods, so only a few butterflies to report. I did find an interesting-looking moth in the woods called a Bent-Lined Carpet Moth, Costaconvexa centrostrigaria, which despite its name does not eat carpets. The caterpillars eat knotweed.

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Bent-Lined Carpet Moth

Bent-Lined Carpet Moth

Aug 5

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Aug 5

Meridith Williams

Location: County Rd WD, Newport Township
Columbia County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Aug 5

Patrick Ready

Location: Hogsback SNA, Gays Mills is near by.
Crawford County

Hard to find the right place to park and then the tractor trail up the ridge to the top but it was worth it! Lots of butterflies there. Steep climb. Vertical slope coming back has one precarious spot but I made it!

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 5

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, Chippewa River floodplain
Chippewa County

Early afternoon, hot (about 90°) and blustery. All but the wood nymph sighted within ten minutes of arrival.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 5

Darcy Kind

Location: My yard near west side of Madison
Dane County

Busy late afternoon for pollinators

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 5

Katie DiOrio

Location: Benet Lake/Lake Shangri-la Bristol, WI
Kenosha County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 5

Steve Kinyon

Location: Bike Trail 2 miles east of Sparta.
Monroe County

9 to 11 a.m., 83°, sunny.

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

American Copper

American Copper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

★ = New county photo record

Aug 5

Rachel Padour

Location: AriensCo Conservation Land, Brillion
Calumet County

Walk-through survey of conservation land. 80 F, sunny, calm.

Butterflies observed nectaring, resting, puddling, and flying through the prairie. Tiger swallowtail observed in woods. Female Monarch observed laying eggs on common milkweed. Northern Crescents observed in courting dance. Female Black Swallowtail observed fluttering around Queen Anne's lace, occasionally landing briefly, possibly laying eggs.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Aug 5

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands Wildlife Area
Portage County

Regal Fritillary geographical breath monitoring at 7 plots not surveyed yet in the 2022 flight. At four of these patches we have only surveyed 0-2 times for summer butterflies during 1997-2022. We found 0, 0, 0, 1, 2, 1, and 13 Regals on transects, plus one in a plot between the road and an off-road patch we walked to. With the addition of 2 females seen today, we’ve seen 2.0-2.1% females and 97.9-98.0% males out of more than 400 Regal Fritillaries in 2022, not including individuals where we didn’t ID the gender. This list includes 5 roadside Monarchs.

Aug 5

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grassland Wildlife Area
Adams County

Surveyed 3 grassland tracts and 3 miles of roadside frontage, mainly to check for Purplish Coppers. Two-thirds of the grassland transects and 2/3 of the roadside surveys were along Archer Road, where we found all 31 of the Purplish Coppers (12 in the grassland, 19 along the road and in all 4 quarter-mile sections of ROW).

Aug 6

Ellen Greenlund

Location: Suamico, WI, my backyard garden
Brown County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 6

Pamela Hoyland

Location: Colfax yard
Dunn County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Aug 6

Rory Williams

Location: High Cliff State Park - Prairie Trail
Calumet County

Went out looking for Clay Colored Sparrows, saw one, heard many, Nice number of butterflies

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 6

Michelle McCammick

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

Red-spotted purple, sighted in my garden at 10:30 am visit a crab apple tree

Aug 6

Terry Mortier

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Very hot and muggy. I did get to see one of the Zebra Swallowtails by the entrance and tried to follow several dark butterflies through the maze. Haha, my first visit!

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Aug 6

Pamela Skaar

Location: Tenney Park
Dane County

7:40 - 8:20. Grass and vegetation was so wet with dew that I was surprised to see any butterflies. 0.74 miles

Aug 6

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Aug 6

Ethan Brown

Location: Spirit Lake
Ozaukee County

Impressive species. My first ever Sachem and CC Skipper in Ozaukee. And the other is a Goldenrod Crab Spider.

Goldenrod Crab Spider

Goldenrod Crab Spider

Aug 6

Molly Fifield Murray

Location: home, Springdale two. Dane County, Sec. 4
Dane County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 6

Debra Rade

Location: Europe Bay at Newport State Park
Door County

Didn't have a camera with me but these are very identifiable

Aug 6

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Fields by our cabin in Winter
Sawyer County

Overcast, humid, 78 degree morning.

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 6

NABA Avoca Butterfly Count

Location: SWBA field trip to Lower Wisconsin State Riverway - Avoca Unit
Iowa County

10 people participated in a hot, humid day looking for southern immigrants. Since 2007, we have found Sleepy Orange on eight of the 16 years of doing this field trip. Three Painted Ladies ties for the most reported this year in a submission. Painted Lady numbers are low for the second consecutive year. Only 11 were reported last year. Painted Lady photo by Donna Richter; other photos by Tim Fenske.

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

anyone know what kind of eggs these are?

anyone know what kind of eggs these are?

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 6

Warren Gabrilska

Location: Near Borth
Waushara County

Aug 6

Tina Carpenter

Location: Cottage Grove
Dane County

Monarch flitting around my Milkweed. She did not lay any eggs on any of the plants. Plants are very dusty from road construction on my street. I later saw her nectaring on the Bee Balm in my backyard.

Aug 6

Steve Kinyon

Location: Swift Creek, behind Gundersen Hospital
La Crosse County

2:30 to 4 pm, cloudy, 84°

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 7

Peter and Derek Silvers

Location: Mush-Ko-Se-Day park, Fort Atkinson
Jefferson County

Right after the rain, 80 deg. cloudy, humid

Aug 7

V Butler

Location: Union Grove, Town of Dover
Racine County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 7

Pam Campbell

Location: Lyndale Road ponds
Dunn County

72, cloudy, on and off rain. Stopped for about 30 minutes.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 7

Judith Huf

Location: My Garden Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

The Joe Pye Weed continues to attract pollinators of all kinds.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 7

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Very low activity due to cool temps and overcast.

Aug 7

Ethan Brown

Location: My Backyard
Ozaukee County

In between the rain.

Aug 7

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Milkweed patch and fields by our cabin in Winter
Sawyer County

Milkweed patch was full of bees and butterflies this morning. Also five hummingbird moths. Partly sunny, humid 75 degree morning.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 7

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: Nakoma neighborhood, Madison
Dane County

4:30-5:00. High near 80 but very humid and little wind.

Aug 7

Fred Dike

Location: Cadiz Springs Recreation Area
Green County

70s, partly Cloudy, breezy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 8

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Aug 8

Ann Thering

Location: my garden
Dane County

Aug 8

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Prairie near Orchard Hill Park in McFarland
Dane County

Cloudy, with teases from the sun; high 70s, light breeze.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 8

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while pulling yet more sweet clover. I am pretty sure that we had a male Sachem come up and land on a prairie dock but as this would be the first Sachem of my life I want to wait until I get a picture and can have it confirmed

Aug 8

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Curtis Prairie, UW Arb.
Dane County

Aug 8

Pam Campbell

Location: Lyndale Road ponds/550th Ave.
Dunn County

Mostly sunny, mid 70s, breezy. Stopped for a quick look for Fiery Skippers but stayed over an hour and found other things of interest.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 8

Daniel Jackson

Location: stoddard sandprairie near cell tower
Vernon County

Aug 8

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, Chippewa River floodplain
Chippewa County

Early afternoon. Mostly sunny. Upper seventies, calm.
Most of the Giant Swallowtails were in fields but one was in the woods where there were few flowers. I saw two different pairs of swallowtails twirling about each other close enough to touch, but did not see either actually couple. They were relatively plentiful and after a while I stopped counting for fear of counting some twice.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 8

Nina Koch

Location: Larabee Road
Dunn County

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 8

Jesse Peterson

Location: Town of Midleton, yard
Dane County

Sachem

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 8

April Stanke

Location: Ozaukee Interurban Trail in Mequon and Trinity Creek
Ozaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 8

Terry Mortier

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Warm, light wind, sunny. Rain the night before had incredible numbers of butterflies puddling on damp roads. I counted only butterflies seen on stops and quickly had to quit counting Eastern Commas, Red Admirals, Hackberry Emperors, Eastern Tailed-Blues, and snouts or I never would have gotten out of there. I also saw several uncounted Monarchs while driving. I'm not very familiar with the road names but believe it was Dunnville (along the river right after crossing the bridge on Y), Larabee, and Twin Lakes.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

American Snout

American Snout

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 9

Terri Sgarlata-Lutz

Location: Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

Giant Swallowtail on clover

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 9

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Kurth Park, Muskego, WI
Waukesha County

Seen flying low in prairie.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Aug 9

Judith Huf

Location: Whitefish Bay gardens
Milwaukee County

Visited several gardens around Whitefish Bay around 10am to noon. Nothing unusual or unexpected. Also took a photo of a tiny moth, Nomophila nearctica.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Nomophila nearctica (moth)

Nomophila nearctica (moth)

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Aug 9

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands Wildlife Area
Portage County

3:40 hours. Seven grassland patches for Regal Fritillary geographical breadth monitoring. We found Regals in six patches: 3 females, 27 males, 2 unknown gender. One 40-acre patch established a new Regal Fritillary presence for us. We repeated two patches surveyed in July. One was of a usually very good Regal Fritillary patch re-surveyed for a phenological comparison to its July 9 survey when we found 9 Regals; today we found 11 Regals. The other was of a very poor Regal patch where we’ve now found zero Regals twice in 2022. We found six kinds of fritillaries at the first stop; two Variegated Fritillaries were mating, and the 3rd was pestering the mating pair.

Aug 9

Rachel Padour

Location: AriensCo Conservation Land, Brillion
Calumet County

Incidental observation, 2:30 PM. 80 F, sunny, calm.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 9

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Tried to catch a few butterflies today that I had not gotten photos of recently at this location.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 9

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Park
Waukesha County

Aug 9

Jacob Collison

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

White Peacock found in the gardens in the free air. Most likely an escape from the tropical conservatory but these butterflies have been known to wander as far north as Nebraska..... with the southern trend anything seems possible.
Zebra Swallowtail seen laying eggs on Pawpaw Trees

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

American Lady

American Lady

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

White Peacock

White Peacock

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

White Peacock

White Peacock

Aug 9

Karin Eichhoff

Location: Olbrich Botanical Garden
Dane County

Sunny, 80 degrees. 4pm-6pm
I believe there are at least three zebra swallowtails in the garden. Today I saw 2 distinct zebra swallowtails and I have a picture of a 3rd from 8/4/2022. One is a female that was laying eggs on pawpaw. I was also able to clearly see some zebra swallowtail eggs.

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Viceroy

Viceroy

Question Mark

Question Mark

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Aug 9

Pam Kindschi

Location: West of Beloit
Rock County

Aug 9

Nina Koch

Location: Red Cedar Trail
Dunn County

Mustard White

Mustard White

Mustard White

Mustard White

Aug 9

Bonnie Lunde

Location: Kohler Andre State Park
Sheboygan County

Found on Ancient Shores Trail

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

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

Aug 9

Pamela Wiegel

Location: Town of Oconomowoc - Norwegian Meadows
Waukesha County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 9

Tod Highsmith

Location: Our East Side backyard
Dane County

Dinnertime sightings made from our back porch.

Aug 9

Pamela Skaar

Location: Hudson Park/Yahara Park Place neighborhood
Dane County

9:12 - 10:12, sunny.

Aug 9

Shelly Finley

Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Waukesha County

We just saw this butterfly in our backyard. I have never seen one before.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 9

Joan Braune

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Late afternoon. Watched the Zebra swallowtail lay eggs in the herb garden! One Zebra swallowtail had both tails and the other was missing a part of one tail.

Aug 9

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Aug 9

Ann Thering

Location: My garden.
Dane County

One of the Tigers was the black form.

Aug 9

Mike Reese

Location: Hickory Hill Conservancy Park
Dane County

Aug 9

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Stewart Lake County Oark
Dane County

This was along the trail by the lake on a perfect butterflying day.

Aug 9

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Stewart Lake County Oark
Dane County

This was along the trail by the lake on a perfect butterflying day.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 9

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 9

Tim Fenske

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

American Lady

American Lady

Sachem

Sachem

American Snout

American Snout

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Aug 9

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Prairie area in Schefelker Park in Stoughton
Dane County

Lots of tall grasses are now in areas of the prairie after the weekend rainfall. Enjoyed watching a hummingbird sharing the coneflowers with the Monarchs and Swallowtails. Sunny 72 degree morning.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 9

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening

Aug 9

Pam Campbell

Location: Lyndale Road ponds/550th Ave.
Dunn County

A quick stop around lunch time. My favorite hotspot this week.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aug 9

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grasslands Wildlife Area
Adams County

1.6 hours. Two grassland patches and a roadside survey. 39 of the 41 (11 female, 8 male, and 22 unknown) Purplish Coppers were on the south side of Apache Avenue in the first 0.5 miles east of County Hwy W. Today's was our first identified Fiery Skipper of the year.

Aug 9

April Stanke

Location: Spirit Lake
Ozaukee County

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 10

Nancy Norman

Location: My yard in Hammond, Wisconsin
St. Croix County

Monarch on my Joe Pye Weed next to my house in my perennial garden.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 10

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center & Preserve
Manitowoc County

Aug 10

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Still very dry up here--there were no puddles at all on the gravel road. Most butterflies seen were nectaring on Joe-pye-weed, boneset, or the occasional swamp milkweed. Watched a male Giant Swallowtail pursue a female. She seemed more interesting in nectar, though. Rough blazingstar was just starting to bloom. FOY Leonard's skipper (on Stolte Rd.); Karners, also on Stolte Rd., were barely hanging on. Sedge skippers are done. Butterfly numbers were low.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 10

Pam Campbell

Location: Muddy Creek Sedge Meadow/470th Ave
Dunn County

80 degrees and breezy. A 40-minute stop before noon.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 10

Mike Reese

Location: Manitowoc Impoundment area
Manitowoc County

Aug 10

Nicole Vee

Location: Saint Croix Falls, my garden landing on marigolds
Polk County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 10

April Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 10

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and Cty N
Waushara County

The Little Wood was really a battered specimen, not surprisiing for this late in season

Aug 10

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail
Manitowoc County

Stopped at all the gardens.

Aug 10

Nan Meske

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Saw Zebra Swallowtail near entrance, in herb gardens and 2 chasing each other by bronze elephant in Thai garden. American Snout was in the herb garden.

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

American Snout

American Snout

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

American Snout

American Snout

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

American Snout

American Snout

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Snowberry Clearwing (moth)

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Sachem

Sachem

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 10

Mary Roen

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

These butterflies were all found in my pollinator gardens in my yard. It was sunny, 80's with a light breeze.

Monarch

Monarch

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Aug 10

Rory Williams

Location: Neenah Archery Range
Winnebago County

Incidental while doing a bumblebee survey

Aug 10

Frank Gercz

Location: Town of Wayne
Washington County

1 induvial on Purple Coneflower

American Snout

American Snout

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

Aug 10

Pam Campbell

Location: Lyndale Road/550th Ave
Dunn County

About a 30-minute stop. Female Monarch was depositing eggs on common milkweed.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 10

Judith Huf

Location: My Garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

When I got home from Horicon, I was greeted by several nice butterflies in my own back garden. (3:30pm)

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

American Snout

American Snout

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

Aug 10

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

The most Fiery Skippers that I have seen here. I was somewhat disappointed that I didn't see a Sachem. This was my first Gray Hairstreak from Manitowoc County.

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Aug 10

Pam Campbell

Location: Iron Creek wetland on 430th Ave.
Dunn County

50-minute stop. 80 degrees, mostly cloudy, windy. The first Gray Hairstreak I've seen in years (if memory serves correctly). It gave me time for just one blurry pic before it was gone with the wind. Joe-pye-weed is doing its magic.

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

American Lady

American Lady

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 10

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Aug 10

Karin Eichhoff

Location: Middleton/near west side Madison
Dane County

1:30pm 86 degrees. This monarch caterpillar was munching on a small butterfly weed in my garden. When I rechecked in the evening, the plant was munched to the stem and the caterpillar had moved on.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 10

Ann Thering

Location: My Garden.
Dane County

Aug 10

Dean Hansen

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

Checked Crex Ridge Road--rough blazingstar was starting to bloom. Saw an unusual blue here, but only got a poor photo. But did get good view of it with the Papilio binocs and am certain that it was a Reakirt's Blue. Leonard's skipper was also here, as was a single battered Karner. Rough blazingstar in better bloom along North Refuge Road. Landing at Reed Lake was devoid of butterflies. Weather was lovely.

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Rough Blazingstar

Rough Blazingstar

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aug 10

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Frankli, WI
Milwaukee County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 10

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Released two American Lady's today. They were raised from caterpillars found in my yard.

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 10

April Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 10

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Sunny, gentle breeze, mid 80s, afternoon. Lots of butterfly activity in my garden today. The joe-pye was favored by all except the Giant Swallowtail who liked the zinnias. This was my first sighting of a Common Buckeye.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 10

Pamela Skaar

Location: Capital Springs Rec Area Drumlins
Dane County

This is across Lake Farm Road from Lussier Family Heritage Center. 5 of us were surveying butterflies while these sightings were observed between 9:20 and 10:40 under sunny skies and in the lees of the wind.

Aug 10

Ann Thering

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

So fun to find the zebras! My cell phone was the only camera I had along. One zebra had one tail, and the other appeared to have a tail and a half. The Variegated Fritillary was very fresh.

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Aug 10

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Bender Park, prairie area above boat launch
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 10

Patrick Ready

Location: Bearskin Trail near Harshaw
Lincoln County

Seen while riding north of town through forest & bog.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Aug 10

Judith Huf

Location: Old Marsh Road Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
Dodge County

9 am to noon. Sunny.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 11

Mitch Bergeson

Location: Maiden Rock Township
Pierce County

4 Giant Swallowtails feeding on zinnias in garden along with one Monarch. Many Giant Swallowtails seen on property the past few weeks in prairie.

Aug 11

Edgar Spalding

Location: Lakeview Park in Middleton (Allen Blvd), on the edge of the pond
Dane County

Three species of skipper were at one time on the same Joe-Pye Weed flower.

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 11

Steve Kinyon

Location: Butterfly Trail, Shelby
La Crosse County

2:30 to 4 p.m., sunny 82 degrees
Sulphurs, which were abundant 2 weeks ago, are gone. the the sole Harvester is no longer there.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 11

Peter Silvers

Location: home
Jefferson County

Silver-spotted Skipper, Tawny-edged Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper, Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aug 11

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Olbrich Garden
Dane County

I was there from 430-615pm. Mating pair of Peck's Skipper. Sachem attempted to mate as shown in the one photo, but they never hooked up. The Zebra Swallowtail I saw didn't look like either of the 2 that were photographed the last few days. So either this is a 3rd one or the nice fresh one had a chunk of its tail taken off. Photos are just screen shots.

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

American Snout

American Snout

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Aug 11

Stan Rehm

Location: Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison
Dane County

Few BFs on a mid-morning visit, but I do think that after the current Anthropocene Great Extinction is over, Cabbage Whites will join cockroaches and jellyfish as survivors.

Aug 11

Steve Kinyon

Location: Swift Creek, behind Gunderson Lutheran hospital
La Crosse County

1 pm to 2 pm. Sunny and hot.

Sachem

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 11

Ann Thering

Location: My garden.
Dane County

Trying to beat my old Peck's Skipper record. :) Not sure if I did.....

Aug 11

Rory Williams

Location: Arrowhead Park - Loop the Lake
Winnebago County

Incidental while doing Bumblebee Survey at the site

Aug 11

Pamela Skaar

Location: Olbrich Garden
Dane County

12:40 - 14:13. None of my photos were in focus.

Aug 11

Mike Reese

Location: Russell Hill
Grant County

All the Sachems I saw today were males. This area stretches over a mile along a ridge, but it didn’t seem so long as I was serenaded by at least five Henslow’s Sparrows.

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Henslow’s Sparrow

Henslow’s Sparrow

Russet-tipped Clubtail

Russet-tipped Clubtail

Aug 11

Tina Carpenter

Location: Cottage Grove
Dane County

I saw a Eastern Tiger Swallowtail nectaring on a Petunia hanging plant.

Aug 11

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Aug 11

Jim Otto

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

This was a mid-day visit to the Bicentennial Prairie, located south of Prairie Lane.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Snout

American Snout

Aug 11

Mike Reese

Location: Arena Boat Landing
Iowa County

Mainly looking for robber flies

Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle

Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle

Aug 11

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Near front door of residence in McFarland
Dane County

Mostly sunny, 70 degree late morning.

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Aug 11

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens/580th St.
Dunn County

Mid 70s, sunny and breezy. All between 11 and 1pm.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Harvester

Harvester

American Snout

American Snout

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 11

Jonathon Rigden

Location: La Crosse
La Crosse County

On screen on front porch, 19th Street

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Aug 11

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Kurth Park, Muskego, WI
Waukesha County

seen in prairie near dusk.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 11

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

11 am to 1 pm. Sunny. Butterflies seen during the weekly nest box check.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

American Lady

American Lady

Aug 11

Mike Reese

Location: Boscobel
Grant County

Gardens near downtown along the railroad tracks

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 11

Karin Eichhoff

Location: Middleton/Madison near west side
Dane County

Sunny and 80 degrees, 5:00pm. The American Snout was flying around and landing on the branches of a peach tree in the neighborhood.

American Snout

American Snout

Aug 11

Fred Dike

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Iowa County

80s, mostly sunny, breezy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 11

Kerwin Vincent

Location: University research park, Madison
Dane County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 11

M Kenosian

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

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Aug 11

Fred Dike

Location: Arena boat landing
Iowa County

upper 70s, mostly sunny, light breeze

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 11

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Monona
Dane County

Perfect low-wind, partly cloudy, mid-70s weather. I wasn't seeing many butterflies, and then I happened upon a patch of Monarda that was covered with Peck's Skippers and Silver-Spotted Skippers.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 11

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Thrun Marsh Conservancy in McFarland
Dane County

Mostly sunny, 70 degree morning.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 11

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 11

Fred Dike

Location: Morton Forest County Park
Dane County

70s, mostly cloudy, light breeze

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 12

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Karner Blue Meadow SNA
Waushara County

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aug 12

April Stanke

Location: Lemke Park
Ozaukee County

Aug 12

Rory Williams

Location: Bubolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Also six varieties of bumblebees. I have included a couple pictures of greater fritillaries that are darker than normal Great Spangled Fritillaries but I feel they are just that, darker than normal Great Spanged Fritillaries

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 12

April Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 12

Ellen Greenlund

Location: Suamico, my backyard
Brown County

This Buckeye appeared smaller than the usual size and is well the worse for wear. Photo taken with my iPhone.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 12

Ethan Brown

Location: Spirit Lake
Ozaukee County

First female Sachem for me. Also the Q-mark was smaller and quite red. It resembled a leafwing. With all the southern strays lately, you tend to wonder.

Aug 12

Rachel Padour

Location: AriensCo Conservation Land, Brillion
Calumet County

Incidental observation during bumblebee survey, 3:45 PM. Mostly cloudy, 72 F, calm.

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Aug 13

Nan Meske

Location: Bark river rd and adams birding conservatory
Jefferson County

Lots of least skippers!

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 13

Tod Highsmith and Joan Braune

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Cloudy and low 70s -- not a lot of butterflies flying. The Zebra Swallowtail was seen flying over the Herb Garden.

Aug 13

Pam Campbell

Location: Red Cedar Trail south of Irvington
Dunn County

Cloudy, 66 degrees. Comfortable for walking but almost nothing flying. Exactly three butterflies seen. Purple Fringed Orchid was a nice bonus sighting.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Purple Fringed Orchid

Purple Fringed Orchid

Aug 13

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Eagle Watch Parking Lot
La Crosse County

My son, Oskar, called me over to see a cool butterfly he found. Turns out to be a Marine Blue!

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Aug 13

Judith Huf

Location: My Garden Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

About to leave town for a week, but looked out the window and saw butterflies in the garden, so one last report. The bumblebees kept photobombing my pictures.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 13

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Prairie and trails by Admunson Park in Stoughton
Dane County

They recently used a large brush cutter to trim brush on both sides of the trail, also cutting down all the wildflowers along the trail. Very few butterflies seen. Mostly cloudy, breezy 68 degree afternoon.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 13

Peder Svingen

Location: Eagle Watch
La Crosse County

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Aug 13

Terry Mortier

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

Light rain when I arrived becoming partly cloudy then cloudy later. When I first spotted the dark eastern tiger in the distance, I thought I was going to get a chance to see the pipevine that had been reported. No such luck!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail

Aug 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Grasslands northwest of Clam Lake
Bayfield County

Surveyed two Common Branded Skipper (saw 2 male, 8 female, and 15 of unknown gender). Sky eventually did some clearing, and butterflies began to activate. 20% sunshine, 66-71 degrees F.

Aug 14

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Cloudy, calm, upper 60s, mid afternoon. Three Giant Swallowtails visited my garden just as the rain ended. Also in the garden, two Monarch caterpillars munching away on the whorled butterfly weed. The plant pictured is a Downy Rattlesnake Plantain--it was not in my garden, but spotted at the edge of a nearby wooded/marshy area while walking today.

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 14

Ryan Brady

Location: My house west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Aug 14

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Seen on Joe Pye weed.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 14

Pam Campbell

Location: Lyndale Road ponds/550th Ave.
Dunn County

1pm - 2pm, 70 degrees, all day clouds. There are still small Monarch cats and eggs on Common milkweed.

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens in Moquah Barrens SNA Area
Bayfield County

4 patches, 1 hour. Sunny, 79-80 degrees F. Trying for Leonard's Skippers in areas where it has become increasingly difficult to find them. This is the first time this year at any site that we've had high Pink-edged Sulphur counts.

Aug 15

Fred Dike

Location: Lake Farm County Park
Dane County

70's, mostly cloudy, slight breeze

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 15

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens south of Brule
Douglas County

4 patches, 45 minutes, for Leonard's Skipper monitoring: we found 2 male, 5 female, and 8 unknown gender ones of them.

Aug 15

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Male and Female Tiger Swallowtails, Monarch, Skipper and Azure. Seen on or near Joe Pye Weed and Jewel Weed.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 15

Thomas J Hickey

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

The Monarch in the picture was released from our monarch nursery. He was brought in as an egg.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 15

Thomas J Hickey

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

Question Mark

Question Mark

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 15

Lisa Balistreri

Location: Plymouth
Sheboygan County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Watched a Monarch laying eggs on my milkweed. Mostly cloudy 75 degree afternoon.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 15

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Prairie area at Bjoin Park in Stoughton
Dane County

Many more skippers seen, but most were too far away or moved on too quickly to identify. Mostly sunny 70 degree morning.

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 15

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Kurth Park Muskego, WI
Waukesha County

Seen on Joe Pye weed in prairie at about 5 in the evening.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 15

Mike Reese

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

All Monarchs and most of the Silver-spotted Skippers were nectaring on the Whorled Milkweed. The robber fly, Atomosia puella, was on one of the poles for the sign at the beginning of the trail.

Atomosia puella

Atomosia puella

Aug 15

Ethan Brown

Location: County Zoo
Milwaukee County

Aug 15

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens in Douglas County Wildlife Area
Douglas County

Leonard's Skipper long-term monitoring at 4 patches in about 1 hour. The Leonard's Skipper count has rebounded the last 2 years (34 seen in 2021) from a large decline in our counts here over the previous decade. This year's Wood Nymph count is even higher than last year's very high count.

Aug 15

Mike Reese

Location: Schluckebier Prairie State Natural Area
Sauk County

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Aug 15

Dorothy Legler

Location: My yard.
Sauk County

Aug 15

Fred Dike

Location: lower Yahara River Trail
Dane County

70s, mostly cloudy, slight breeze

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 15

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Amnicon Lake Bogs
Douglas County

2.5 hours surveying the 4 bogs (Bear Creek, North bear, Lyman Lake, and Milchesky 1.15) where we have seen Purplish Fritillaries in the last 12 years or so, and both sides of the road fronting them.

Aug 16

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Another great butterfly day. With the help of Quinn, Jett, Sam and Sarah we spotted these butterflies.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 16

Kate Redmond

Location: Kohler-Andrae State Park Creeping Juniper Nature Trail and Friends Fishing Pond.
Sheboygan County

One pair of Monarchs flying in tandem.

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 16

Pamela Skaar

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

13:56 - 15:11, 1.4 miles. Zebra Swallowtail was in the Thai Garden.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 16

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie Trail
Winnebago County

Incidental while picking seeds for replanting and removing invasives

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

American Lady

American Lady

Aug 16

Pam Campbell

Location: Iron Creek wetland/430th Ave
Dunn County

A 40-minute stop. Sunny, 70s, very breezy. Turtlehead is blooming.

Turtlehead

Turtlehead

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Aug 16

Kevin & Shelly Korger

Location: our yard in Stevens Point, WI
Portage County

Giant Swallowtail feeding on impatiens flowers. Have picture and slow - mo video, its awsome

Aug 16

Ashley Holland

Location: Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 16

Mike Reese

Location: Borah Creek Prairie State Natural Area
Grant County

Aug 16

Jim Otto

Location: Wyocena Township, E of Wyocena, WI Columbia County
Columbia County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 16

Ethan Brown

Location: Theinsville
Ozaukee County

Aug 16

Ethan Brown

Location: Spirit Lake
Ozaukee County

Aug 16

Mary Roen

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

This butterfly was feeding on Zinnias in my garden. It was a sunny, warm, nearly calm day.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Aug 16

Fred Dike

Location: Avoca Prairie
Iowa County

80s, mostly sunny

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 16

Dee Nordgren

Location: back flower gardens
Milwaukee County

Monarch on tithonia; Peck's Skipper on swamp milkweed.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 16

Pamela Skaar

Location: Mirror Lake SP - Northwest Trail
Sauk County

9:40-11:30. Butterflies were in the opening in the woods.

Aug 16

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Aug 17

Pam Skaar, Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

We were mainly looking for Little Yellows. In spite of much more partridge pea than we have seen in recent years at this site, we found none.

Aug 17

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Saw at least 15 hummingbird moths while looking for butterflies. Mostly sunny, 72 degree afternoon.

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Monarch

Monarch

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

White Admiral

White Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

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

Aug 17

Fred Dike

Location: Indian Lake County Park
Dane County

seventies, mostly sunny, light breeze

Aug 17

Jessica Seiders

Location: UW-Arboretum, Madison, WI
Dane County

Horace's Duskywing

Horace's Duskywing

Aug 17

Kim Lawler

Location: West edge of Spring Valley WI , by porch
Pierce County

Cloudy, still. Late afternoon, 74°
On pink phlox

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 17

Ethan Brown

Location: Kettle Moraine Southern Unit
Jefferson County

Aug 17

Pamela Skaar

Location: Schumacher Farm Park
Dane County

11:57 - 12:38, 0.64 miles. Lots of pollinator plantings. Did not survey entire site. The Tiger Swallowtails were strongly hilltopping at this location from the surrounding areas.

Aug 17

Alon Coppens

Location: Woods and fields along the Chippewa River
Chippewa County

Sunny and calm.
Along with butterflies, I counted 7 late-instar monarch caterpillars on six different (woodland) poke milkweed plants.
Did not spend much time looking for Giant Swallowtails, but they were plentiful. No GS caterpillars seen as yet.

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Aug 17

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens/580th St.
Dunn County

From 11am to 2:30pm. 70s, mostly sunny.

Monarch

Monarch

American Snout

American Snout

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 17

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Prairie Haven
Buffalo County

Nectaring on Butterflyweed at the edge of our driveway

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

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

Aug 17

Paula Zarling

Location: My Yard, St Francis, WI
Milwaukee County

A neglected garden bed in my yard. Partly sunny, 72°, 12:03pm

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 17

Rachel Padour

Location: AriensCo Conservation Land
Calumet County

80 F, sunny, calm. Butterflies observed flying, nectaring, resting. Rescued old Monarch from a spider web. Northern Crescents and skippers observed mating.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 17

Thomas J Hickey

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

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 17

Mike Reese

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Quick stop today and going back tomorrow.

Aug 17

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Borah Creek Prairie
Grant County

From 10-noon with temps in upper 70's. Sarah and Sam helped find butterflies too.

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 17

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens, Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County

Seen about 4 in the afternoon.

American Lady

American Lady

Aug 18

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens, Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County

Seen late in the afternoon.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 18

Bart and Mary Doherty

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Partly Sunny and 84 F.

We were up by the center itself feeding Chipmunks.

Chipmunk

Chipmunk

Aug 18

Mike Reese

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

9:30-10:45

Aug 18

Mike Reese

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

The male Fiery Skippers were extremely active!

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

American Snout

American Snout

Halloween Pennant

Halloween Pennant

Aug 18

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County

Seen about 8 in the morning.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 18

Patrick Ready

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

A good variety of butterflies but I couldn't find the Zebra Swallowtail.

American Snout

American Snout

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sachem

Sachem

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

American Snout

American Snout

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 18

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Watched a fawn in our wildflower patch. Cloudy, rainy, 68 degree day.

Monarch

Monarch

White-tailed Deer fawn

White-tailed Deer fawn

Aug 18

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

First American Snout here since 2020! Also possible Checkered skipper.

Aug 18

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Seven stops from Blue River Barrens to Glen Haven
Grant County

80 degrees, mostly sunny. Seems like we spent more time on awful gravel, hilly, backroad detours than looking for butterflies! 18 species.

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aug 18

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Amnicon Lake bogs
Douglas County

Re-survey of just the roadsides (where we find most of the Purplish Fritillaries) of three of the bogs we surveyed for Purplish Fritillaries on August 15. The weather here was relatively poor on both days. We omitted Lyman Lake today because we weren't finding much.

Aug 18

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

I released two male Black Swallowtail butterflies today that were raised from caterpillars found on dill in my yard.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 18

Pamela Skaar

Location: Cherokee Marsh Resource Area-East Trailhead
Dane County

The butterflies didn't start appearing until about the time I was finished birding (9:30) when the heavy dew was mostly dried up. There's an alfalfa field near the parking lot for the Clouded Sulfurs.

Aug 18

D Nussbaum

Location: Home
Winnebago County

Had my camera in my hand but it wouldn't sit.

Aug 18

Joan Braune

Location: Olbrich Gardens - Madison
Dane County

Aug 18

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland: prairie off Hidden Farm Road
Dane County

High 70s, calm, partly sunny.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 18

Nick Gremban

Location: Hedmark Pines
Florence County

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aug 18

April Stanke

Location: Spirit Lake
Ozaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Black Saddlebags

Black Saddlebags

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 19

Nick Gremban

Location: Twin Pine Barrens, Chequamegon-Nicolet NF
Oconto County

Weather not the greatest, mostly cloudy with showers passing by. First Leonard's skippers are emerging.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 19

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County

Seen about 9 in the morning.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 19

Mike Reese, Frank Alstad

Location: Capital Springs Disc Golf Course
Dane County

Playing disc golf with our grandson and not expecting to see a Marine Blue, but on the 17th fairway I saw a blue and took my advice to always look at them and it was a Marine Blue! I had Frank watch it while I got my iPhone ready and I was able to get this documentation shot. This is the fourth location I have seen them this year.

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Aug 19

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Late afternoon into early evening after the rain it was sunny for a while. The butterflies were out, but definitely not in full force. Shoutout to anyone who posts photos! I really find them helpful for identification and appreciate the extra effort.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 19

Sue Meyer

Location: Pleasant Valley township
Eau Claire County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 19

Richard Timm

Location: my garden
Outagamie County

Aug 20

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Aug 20

Pam Kindschi

Location: West of Beloit
Rock County

Aug 20

Terry Mortier

Location: Dunnville Barrens. Dunnville road, Twin Lakes road and Larrabee road.
Dunn County

Light wind, mostly sunny. Mostly puddling.

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

American Snout

American Snout

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 20

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens along County Highway X
Wood County

4 sites, 1:35 hours. 50% sunshine, 71-78 degrees F. Our main purpose was Leonard's Skipper long-term monitoring; today's count is below the long-term average. Most of the Karner Blues were in good or fresh wing condition and were at the fastest phenology site in our study; we think several of these were from a partial 3rd brood.

Aug 20

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida home
Outagamie County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 20

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larson Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while collecting seeds for reseeding into SNA

Aug 20

Edgar Spalding

Location: UW-Arboretum, from Visitor Center to Teal Pond to Icke Boardwalk
Dane County

butterflies seen during a dragonfly walk, mostly cloudy day

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Harvester

Harvester

Aug 20

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

I released a female Monarch and a female Black Swallowtail today that were raised from caterpillars found in my yard.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 20

Nina Koch

Location: Larabee Road
Dunn County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

American Snout

American Snout

Viceroy

Viceroy

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Viceroy

Viceroy

puddling Sulphurs

puddling Sulphurs

Clouded Sulphur, Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur, Orange Sulphur

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Aug 21

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Perfect weather for butterflying. Mostly checking larger patches of blazing star for Leonard's skippers. Not very many butterflies for the ground covered.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aug 21

Ethan Brown

Location: Grant Park
Milwaukee County

Swallowtails and Skippers were the main theme of the visit.

Aug 21

Jennie Lanzendorf

Location: Greenwood State Wildlife Refuge
Waushara County

While hiking along the Ice Age Trail, Greenwood Segment

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 21

Nick Gremban

Location: Twin Pine Barrens, Chequamegon-Nicolet NF
Oconto County

Surveyed approximately 1 mile of roadsides.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 21

Nick Gremban

Location: Loon Rapids Road, Mountain
Oconto County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 21

Judith Huf

Location: Estabrook Park
Milwaukee County

I was shopping at the Shorewood Farmers' Market in Estabrook Park, when I saw a few butterflies at the flower garden put in by their "Friends" group.

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 21

Mike Reese

Location: Nakoma Neighborhood, Madison
Dane County

I saw some sun trying to peak out and decided to see if I could find any butterflies. 12:45-2:15. More sun as the afternoon progressed.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 21

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Wonderful late afternoon walk - not many Monarchs.

Aug 21

Ryan Brady

Location: Moquah Barrens north of Ino
Bayfield County

Best find was a very odd Aphrodite Fritillary!

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aug 21

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Found a first instar Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar on a peach tree leaf.

Aug 21

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Garden Valley
Jackson County

78, sunny, 2-3pm

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 21

Susan Jankowski

Location: 441 Mill Street, Amherst
Portage County

Drawn to phlox and bittersweet vine.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 21

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Finally something interesting to report.

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

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

Aug 21

Caleb Frome

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

3:15 - 5:15 PM, mostly sunny, mild breeze. Looked carefully for Leonard's Skipper but didn't find any.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Aug 21

Judith Huf

Location: My Garden Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Later in afternoon, the sun came out and the butterflies showed up in my garden.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 21

Cathy Erdman

Location: Paw Print Park, Janesville
Rock County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 21

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens, Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County

Seen late in the afternoon.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 21

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Fields near our cabin in Winter
Sawyer County

Very few butterflies seen today. Sunny, 75 degree day.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Aug 21

Kim Lawler

Location: West edge of Spring Valley across from golf ourse
Pierce County

Calm, sunny, 84° on pink phlox by front porch.

Able to get close for slo mo , too .

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 21

Ethan Brown

Location: Backyard
Ozaukee County

Also found a unidentified Catocala underwing. And a highlight was a Punctured Tiger beetle. I have never seen one in my yard before.

Aug 21

Rachel DiPirro

Location: Franklin
Milwaukee County

In back yard

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 21

Ann Thering

Location: My garden.
Dane County

Aug 21

April Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland
Ozaukee County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Viceroy

Viceroy

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 21

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Perfect weather.

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Aug 22

Mike Reese

Location: Dorothy Carnes Park & Rose Lake State Natural Area
Jefferson County

Aug 22

Mike Reese

Location: Capital Springs Disc Golf Course
Dane County

Aug 22

Carolyn Maxwell

Location: City of Hartford my backyard on my pumpkin vine
Washington County

Giant Swallowtail. Please note the back of the butterfly

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 22

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

First Giant of the year in our garden; RSPs have been frequenting the tree canopy for the past week or so.

Aug 22

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

I released two female Black Swallowtails, a male Black Swallowtail, and a male Monarch today.

Aug 22

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Midtown Commons Park-Madison
Dane County

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Aug 22

Ashley Hollan

Location: Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 22

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Whitnall Park, Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County

Seen late in the afternoon flitting from clover to clover in grass.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 22

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens between Millston and Black River Falls
Jackson County

Leonard's Skipper long-term monitoring at sites with past sightings. We surveyed at several sites along Bauer Road and Brockway Road, and one stop of the car each at Cemetery Road, Stanton Creek Road, and Dike 17. We found about 50 Leonard's Skippers in the vicinity of Cemetery Road's junction with Lichtner (=Seils) Road. The next best areas for Leonard's were Bauer Cut and South Brockway West. Of the 30 Leonard's Skipper in which we could tell the gender, 16 were females. Today's was the only Common Checkered-Skipper we have seen this year.

Aug 22

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Boerner Botanical Garden, Franklin, WI.
Milwaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Aug 22

Jeremy Meyer

Location: My yard, Franklin
Milwaukee County

Aug 22

Judy Cardin

Location: Spread Eagle Pine Barrens Stte Natural Area
Florence County

Hot sunny calm day, Joe Pye Weed, purple stemmed asters, and several species of golden rod blooming

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Question Mark

Question Mark

White Admiral

White Admiral

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Aug 22

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland: prairie off Hidden Farm Road
Dane County

High 70s, partly cloudy, light wind. Still limited monarch sightings, but at least I saw a few Monarchs and evidence of Monarch caterpillar activity. Photos are bad and I missed a lot of small butterflies because I was using my iPhone and walking the dog.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aug 22

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Another day with few butterflies. Sunny, 78 degree day.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 22

Pamela Skaar

Location: Atwood Community and Prairie Gardens, Madison
Dane County

Trying to get a baseline for the Monarch migration.11:00 - 12:00, sunny and clear.

Aug 22

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

I wondered whether the male Purplish Copper was part of a larger population or a single that had been blown in. I went to see it several times. It stayed within a ten meter radius 90% of the time. I saw no other PCs in the time.

Aug 22

Tod Highsmith and Joan Braune

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Four tiny Zebra Swallowtail caterpillars on a Pawpaw seedling -- we saw no adults.

Zebra Swallowtail caterpillar

Zebra Swallowtail caterpillar

Aug 22

Mike Reese

Location: John Muir Hiking-Biking Trails
Walworth County

Aug 23

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

I released two female Black Swallowtails today.

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 23

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands Wildlife Area
Portage County

Leonard's Skipper searching at 9 sites, at least 8 of which have past sightings. We saw 2 female, 8 male, and one unknown gender Regal Fritillaries; one was in the southwestern-most 40 acre patch of the Wildlife Area.

Aug 23

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grassland Wildlife Area
Adams County

These are butterflies seen incidental to our roadside bird-count loop from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Aug 23

Rachel Padour

Location: AriensCo Conservation Land
Calumet County

85 F, sunny, calm.

Monarch

Monarch

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Aug 23

Ethan Brown

Location: Spirit Lake
Ozaukee County

Late afternoon.

Aug 23

Pam Campbell

Location: Maple Grove Road
Dunn County

Today was a first. Not first butterfly. First time nearly walking into a Badger in the tall grass!

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Badger

Badger

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Aug 23

Mike Reese

Location: York Prairie State Natural Area
Green County

Efferia pogonias

Efferia pogonias

Efferia pogonias

Efferia pogonias

Promachus vertebratus

Promachus vertebratus

Promachus vertebratus

Promachus vertebratus

Aug 23

Mike Reese

Location: Barneveld Prairie - Muehllehner Addition
Iowa County

Aug 23

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Franklin, WI.
Milwaukee County

Seen about 9 in the morning on thistle.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 23

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

I watched the male Purplish Copper again. Then I found another male about 300 meters away. I confirmed that this was a different butterfly.

Aug 23

Francis Mahan

Location: Random Lake. Residential home.
Sheboygan County

On window box flowers esp. Marigolds.
Yellow body distinctive yellow pattern, black wings.

Aug 23

Greg Ongie

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

9-11 am. Most butterflies seen close to nature center.

Aug 23

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Finally saw a Monarch enjoying my Mexican sunflowers. Very few butterflies in my garden this year. Sunny, 78 degree afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 23

Rory Williams

Location: Mascoutin Trail
Fond du Lac County

Biked just shy of 15 miles looking for exotic southern butterflies but came up empty

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 24

John McCaw

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

Aug 24

Judith Huf

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sunny and warm. Looked at dozens of blue butterflies trying to find a rarity without any luck. High point of the morning was seeing so many Viceroys feeding on fallen apples. One of the Black Swallowtails was a female laying eggs on Queen Annes Lace.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 24

Thomas Poklen

Location: Lulu Lake SNA
Walworth County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 24

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Purplish Coppers still in the same spots.

Aug 24

Ashley Holland

Location: Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Eastern tiger swallowtail (dark)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 24

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Prairie area in Schefelker Park in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny, 75 degree morning.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 24

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Borah Creek Prairie
Grant County

Beautiful day to check out the blooming Rough Blazing Star. Silver-spotted Skippers were definitely the butterfly of the day. Always happy to see a Common Checkered-Skipper.
It was sunny with a slight breeze as I looked for butterflies between 10 - 1. Temps ranging between 72-79 F.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aug 24

Brook Burling

Location: My home in Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

I saw a butterfly fluttering about my phlox and then soon realized it was a Pipevine Swallowtail. I quickly grabbled my camera and snapped a few shots before it flew off.

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Aug 24

Norah Fox

Location: Madison, near Warner Park
Dane County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 24

Rory Williams

Location: Horicon Marsh
Dodge County

Went looking for sandpipers at day break. Found many sandpipers, still a little early in the day for a lot of butterflies

Aug 24

Pamela Skaar

Location: Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison
Dane County

9:30 - 10:30 while surveying bumblebees in the pollinator gardens surrounding the building. Clear and sunny with low winds. Monarchs on Liatris.

Aug 24

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion, Corner of County G and 45th St.
Juneau County

Sunny and 80, calm wind, late morning. Made a short stop along my bike route at a butterfly hot spot adjacent to a wetland.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Aug 24

Justin Hamlin

Location: Backyard
Pierce County

Moving from clover flower to clover flower

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 24

Scott and Ann Swengel

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

Leonard's Skipper monitoring at four sites in the Park (3 long-term, one newer) and one long-term site near the Park: we found 9 female, 5 male, and 50 of unknown gender. 48 of the Leonard's Skipper were at the "Dan's Triangle" site surveyed only 2018-2022 after Dan Sonnenberg alerted us to this promising area he found with aerial imaging.

Aug 24

Jeremy Meyer

Location: My dad's house, Franklin
Milwaukee County

Aug 24

Jeremy Meyer

Location: My house, Franklin
Milwaukee County

Aug 24

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

3rd generation of Gorgones?

Aug 24

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens, Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County

Seen about 8 in the morning.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 25

Heather Cooper

Location: Cudahy
Milwaukee County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 25

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

I released two male Monarch butterflies and a female Black Swallowtail today.

Aug 25

Pamela Skaar

Location: Governor's Island, Madison
Dane County

9:41 - 11:07. Overcast and foliage wet from last night's heavy rain in this location.

Aug 25

Mike Reese

Location: Nakoma neighborhood, Madison
Dane County

Aug 25

Alon Coppens

Location: Rock Creek waterfowl production area
Dunn County

Blustery, humid, mid to high 70's. Surveying plants for USFWS 9 AM to 1 PM.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 26

Mary Jo Sundling

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

Saw my first Marine Blue today and was able to get quite close for a photo. Also watched a goldfinch eating thistle seeds and a green heron patiently sitting along the Yahara River shoreline till he spotted and caught a small fish. Sunny, breezy, 72 degree late morning.

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Green Heron

Green Heron

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Green Heron

Green Heron

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Aug 26

Ashley Holland

Location: Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies in my front, and backyard.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 26

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 26

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County

Seen about 8 in the morning.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 26

Mike Reese

Location: Rotary Gardens
Rock County

Aug 26

Jeremy Meyer

Location: My yard, Franklin
Milwaukee County

Aug 26

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands Wildlife Area
Portage County

Sunny, 66-76 degrees F. 2 areas surveyed for wetland coppers and 5 patches for Leonard's Skippers (4 have past records). We saw 2 female and 14 male Regal Fritillaries. Females now comprise 4% of the Regal Fritillaries of known gender that we've seen this year.

Aug 26

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grassland Wildlife Area
Adams County

We each walked one mile of different roadside primarily to look for Purplish Coppers; we saw 1 female, 5 male, and 5 of unknown gender.

Aug 26

Kim Lawler

Location: West edge of Spring Valley, WI .near golf course
Pierce County

Sunny, still, 80°

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was on my Joe Pye Weed Blossum’s in the sun.
Below kitchen window .

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 26

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Nojoshing Trail/WE Grasslands
Milwaukee County

I watched a male and female Marine Blue attempt to mate. There were 4 males and 1 female, that I could count for sure. I think there were more and 4 of the 5 were very fresh and beautiful!

This is where the Marine Blues were...
https://maps.app.goo.gl/jvpWuu53RqsDBym67

1 white form Clouded Sulphur. Photos are only screen shots. Before the end of the year, I'll get them edited and create a gallery to share.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Aug 26

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Sunny, 80 degrees, low humidity, calm wind. The Eastern Tiger was in my garden along with the American Lady. All others, including the Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly, were spotted in the woods.

Autumn Meadowhawk

Autumn Meadowhawk

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 26

Thomas Poklen

Location: Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy
Walworth County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 26

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens, Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County

Seen about 5 in the evening.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 26

Dee Nordgren

Location: Home garden
Milwaukee County

Black Swallowtail, Peck's Skipper

Black Swallowtail, Peck's Skipper

Aug 26

Dan Schingen

Location: Mount Calvary in flower bed
Fond du Lac County

1st time sighting of the giant Swallowtail, usually see Monarchs

Aug 26

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Grant Park Beach
Milwaukee County

Aug 26

Kate Redmond

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

Spring Peeper

Spring Peeper

Gray Tree Frog

Gray Tree Frog

Velvet ant sp.

Velvet ant sp.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 26

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

I released a male Monarch today.

American Snout

American Snout

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 26

Terry Mortier

Location: Standing Cedars Land Conservancy
Polk County

Warm, late afternoon, light wind.

American Lady

American Lady

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 26

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Borah Creek Prairie
Grant County

Had a few minutes around noon to just look for any different species that I didn't see at Borah Creek two days ago. Came up with two -- a Fiery Skipper and the Tawny-edged Skipper.

Sunny, no wind, temps uppers 70's.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 27

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Park
Waukesha County

Aug 27

Pamela Skaar

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

9:05 - 10:55, 1.85 miles. Alfalfa field just beginning to bloom. Heavy morning dew.

Aug 27

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

A late afternoon walk with rain approaching.

Red-belted Bumble Bee

Red-belted Bumble Bee

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 27

Ethan Brown

Location: Kettle Moraine Lapham Peak
Waukesha County

Surprise Mourning Cloak before the rain.

Aug 27

Ethan Brown

Location: Kettle Moriane Southern Unit
Jefferson County

Aug 27

Ethan Brown

Location: Kettle Moraine Near Eagle
Waukesha County

Aug 27

Ethan Brown

Location: Baseball Park
Ozaukee County

Baseball and Butterflies.

Aug 27

Karen Oberhauser, Mike Reese

Location: Kickapoo Valley Reserve - Old 131 Trail
Vernon County

Rain earlier in the day; 70 degrees and cloudy. I was surprised that we saw this much.

Aug 28

Kerwin Vincent

Location: Research park, Madison
Dane County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 28

Karen Oberhauser, Mike Reese

Location: Rettenmund Prairie
Dane County

Aug 28

Peter and Derek Silvers

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Overcast and then thunder and rain

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 28

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing sweet clover

Aug 28

Steve Kinyon

Location: Swift Creek, La Crosse
La Crosse County

3 to 4 pm, sunny 75 degrees

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Aug 28

Ethan Brown

Location: Theinsville
Ozaukee County

Aug 28

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Neighborhood
Ozaukee County

Aug 28

Ethan Brown

Location: Spirit Lake
Ozaukee County

Saw butterflies for the first 15 minutes. Then the large storms came in.

Aug 28

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Franklin Field
Milwaukee County

Butterflies flying through the stands at the Milkmen game

Aug 29

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

The swallowtail sighted was a black form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Cloudy, humid, 75 degree late morning.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 29

Daniel Joseph Flynn

Location: Dutch Hollow Lake, La Valle
Sauk County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

American Snout

American Snout

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Aug 29

Peter Silvers

Location: back yard
Jefferson County

On Partridge Pea. We also have Wild Senna but that is done blooming.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

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

Aug 29

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Prairie Haven
Buffalo County

On our driveway.

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Aug 29

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Prairie and Savanna State Natural Area
Iowa County

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

American Snout

American Snout

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Aug 29

Ashley Holland

Location: Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Monarch

Monarch

bumble bee sp.

bumble bee sp.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 29

Lynn Erickson

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

Sunny, 80 degrees, afternoon, breezy with gusts up to 20 mph. All were spotted in the garden or yard.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 29

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and Cty N
Waushara County

Incidental while clearing out invasives and preparing for hunting season

Aug 29

Ryan Brady

Location: My house west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Sachem!

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Aug 29

Rory Williams

Location: Public Hunting Grounds Cty E, East Side
Green Lake County

Went out to check the bumblebee structures, no success again this year. Did find six Tiger Beetles in about a ten foot span, none before none after. Two Punctured, and four Festive.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 30

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Prairie at Lake Kegonsa State Park
Dane County

A little windy for butterfly flight today: 20-25 mph across the prairie. Other conditions optimal: sunny, mid-70s, no rain. Still disappointed to see no Monarchs, and very few other butterflies.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 30

Pamela Skaar

Location: Door Creek Park, Madison
Dane County

9:14 - 10:42, clear and sunny but windy. 1.7 miles, mostly in the woods. The very worn and ragged Black Swallowtail was nectaring on blooming wild cucumber.

Aug 30

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens, Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County

Seen about 5 in the evening, breezy weather.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 30

Cathy Erdman

Location: paw print park, janesviile, wi
Rock County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 30

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

Took a noon "tour" of the flower and rain gardens. The number of pollinators was truly astounding, and lots of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds too. Green Darner Dragonflies were migrating by the thousands.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper, Peck’s Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper, Peck’s Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 30

Fred Dike

Location: Otsego Marsh
Columbia County

72 degrees, mostly sunny, breezy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Aug 30

Ashley Holland

Location: Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

All seen throughout the day today in my garden. It was a great day for butterflies!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 30

Pam Kindschi

Location: West of Beloit
Rock County

Aug 30

Mike Reese

Location: Ice Age Trail south of Young Rd.
Walworth County

Aug 30

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Sunny and very windy with temps upper 70's between 2-4. As always couldn't identify some butterflies, but the wind seemed to add to identification difficulties.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Aug 30

Ethan Brown

Location: Spirit Lake
Ozaukee County

Not much of anything except for Green Darners and Carolina Locusts. One unidentified black butterfly.

Aug 30

Ann Thering

Location: My garden.
Dane County

Aug 30

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
Dodge County

Most of the butterflies, and all of the Fiery Skippers, were along Old Marsh Road (near Auto Tour marsh boardwalk). A few of these butterflies are from Main Dike Road.

Aug 30

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 30

Rory Williams

Location: Mosquito Hill Nature Center
Outagamie County

The blazing star were the attraction for the butterflies today. Real dark Northern Crescent made me do a double take

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 31

Scott and Ann Swengel

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

We saw no Monarchs. 2.5 hours. Sunny, 81-85 degrees F. 2nd Leonard's Skipper monitoring survey of the same sites for which we reported on August 24. Leonard's Skipper counts at each site for August 24 and August 31 were 2 then 3 at one site, 3 and then 5, 0 and then 0 (a roadside), and 48 then 44. At nearby Van Zelst Prairie or Barrens, we saw 11 Leonard's Skippers on Aug. 24 and 28 on August 28. At Van Zelst all 28 Leonard's Skippers were seen using just 6 flowering stems of Rough Blazingstars (out of 10 stems seen altogether). One flower stem had at least 12 Leonard's Skippers and a Peck's Skipper.

Aug 31

Frances Ryan

Location: 3300 block of Nottingham Way, (Arbor Hills) Madison
Dane County

Backyard on large purple butterfly bush. In a sunny location, about 15' from house. Near huge Yews and White Pines.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 31

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Prairie Chicken Meadow
Portage County

Spent about an hour looking for butterflies on the abundant Rough Blazingstar. The photo is of four of the five Greater Prairie Chicken that I flushed.

Greater Prairie Chicken

Greater Prairie Chicken

Aug 31

Mike Reese

Location: Hancock Agricultural Research Station
Waushara County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 31

Mike Reese

Location: DNR land off Hwy CH, near Chaffee Creek
Waushara County

All Leonard's Skippers were near the creek nectaring on Joe Pye Weed. This is the first time I have ever seen two Giants in one day in Waushara County! One of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtails was a black form female.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 31

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Smith-Reiner Drumlin Prairie SNA
Dane County

Silver-Spotted Skippers everywhere nectaring on very abundant Rough Blazing Stars, as were all other butterflies.

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Aug 31

Fred Dike

Location: Lake Farm County Park
Dane County

70s, sunny, light breeze

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 31

Fred Dike

Location: 9 Springs
Dane County

60s, sunny, light breeze

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Aug 31

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Roadside
Ozaukee County

Aug 31

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Trails by Admunson Park in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny, breezy, 75 degree morning.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 31

April Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 31

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

I released two male Monarchs today.

Aug 31

Laura R Mishefske

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens, Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County

Seen about 5 in the evening. Breezy weather.

American Lady, Monarch

American Lady, Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 31

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

A lovely sunny day, but not a lot of butterflies.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 31

Lynn Erickson

Location: Juneau County, near Castle Rock Dam
Juneau County

Sunny, breezy, 80s. The frits and flowers in the garden are looking frayed. Luckily the asters and sedum are starting to bloom. The robber buzzed me and then landed long enough for me to take a photo.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Aug 31

Peter and Derek Silvers

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Clear, 80 deg.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 31

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: 1 mile south of Fifield
Price County

The fritillary was feeding in wild bergamot. Not many butterflies in the area this year.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 31

Mike Reese

Location: Greenwood Refuge
Waushara County

Looking for Leonard's Skippers in places I used to see them.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 31

Steve Kinyon

Location: Fort McCoy, along Cinder Avenue and 18th Lane
Monroe County

9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Sunny, 71 to 84 degrees. Lots of Rough Blazing Star flowers, which attracted many Leonard's skippers, along with the Fritillaries. The Regal Fritillary was on a thistle flower.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Viceroy

Viceroy

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

★ = New county photo record