Botany Garden Insects

Butterflies and Dragonflies

Here is a list and some photos of the butterflies and dragonflies that have been seen in or over the Botany Garden on the south side of Birge Hall on the campus of the University of Wisconsin. Contact Edgar Spalding ( if you have comments or a sighting to add.



Black Swallowtail

Lance-tipped Darner

Giant Swallowtail

Shadow Darner

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Green Darner

Pipevine Swallowtail Prince Baskettail
Checkered White Common/Beaverpond Baskettail
Cabbage White Eastern Amberwing
Clouded Sulphur Blue Dasher
Orange Sulphur Eastern Pondhawk
Little Yellow Widow Skimmer
Banded Hairstreak Common Whitetail
Hickory Hairstreak Twelve-spotted Skimmer
Gray Hairstreak Four-spotted Skimmer
Eastern Tailed-Blue Halloween Pennant
Summer Azure Red Saddlebags
Variegated Fritillary Black Saddlebags
Meadow Fritillary Wandering Glider
Great Spangled Fritillary Spot-winged Glider
Pearl Crescent White-faced Meadowhawk
Question Mark Cherry-faced(?) Meadowhawk
Mourning Cloak Band-winged Meadowhawk
Milbert's Tortoiseshell Yellow-legged Meadowhawk
Red Admiral Dot-tailed Whiteface
American Lady  
Painted Lady  
Common Buckeye  
Hackberry Emperor  
Tawny Emperor  
Silver-spotted Skipper  
Common Checkered-Skipper  
Least Skipper  
Fiery Skipper  
Peck’s Skipper  
Northern Broken Dash