These are the insects I can identify that I’ve found at the farm. There are many, many more that I can’t identify yet. I’m gradually learning more and adding to the list. Someday I’d like to know them all!
The butterfly list is the most complete because we’ve done a July Butterfly Count here since 2005. Mike Reese has come for all those counts, and has helped with the identification of many of the species.
I’ve also been working hard on the moth list since about 2010. There are more than 750 species on it so far. Several of the species are unusual for Wisconsin, or are prairie dependent species.