Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Colorado

Sighting Record 1217750

Observation Notes: 
Weather: Mostly sunny and 77+ degrees. Notes: Many Variegated Fritillaries were nectaring at this large roadside stand of flowering Showy Milkweed; one individual is shown here.
Region: 
Weld County
Colorado
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.89085552019173, -103.61226123819074

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 23:17
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1217728

Observation Notes: 
Weather: Mostly sunny and ~77 degrees. Notes: After Variegated Fritillaries, I'd say Checkered Whites (tied with Orange Sulphurs) were the second-most abundant butterfly species out on the eastern Pawnee National Grassland. This is a freshly-emerged male nectaring on a Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale).
Region: 
Weld County
Colorado
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.86309983079158, -103.6670944815412

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 10:08
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1217726

Observation Notes: 
Weather: Mostly sunny and ~77 degrees. Notes: Variegated Fritillaries were easily the most abundant butterfly species out on the eastern Pawnee National Grassland; their numbers seemed nearly infinite. I could hardly take a step without stirring one up from the ground and/or spotting one nearby. This individual was feeding on relatively fresh cow dung at the bottom of a large, white-rock arroyo.
Region: 
Weld County
Colorado
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.86554221948528, -103.66585162442084

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 09:17
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1217187

Region: 
United States
Colorado
El Paso County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.8637416, -104.78064999999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 13:55
Suggested Identification: 
Eight Spotted Forester
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1216107

Observation Notes: 
Four specimens sighted on summit of Red Mountain, 13229'. Sunny, wind speed 6 mph, 55 deg F. Vegetation: Phlox condensata, Eritrichium nanum, Ranunculus adoneus
Region: 
United States
Colorado
Location Notes: 
Sighted on summit of Red Mountain (near Breckenridge, CO) at 13,228 ft elevation. Precise Lat-Long: 39.3945°N, 106.0221°W
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.39471637340739, -106.02225065231323

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 11:48
Suggested Identification: 
Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1215818

Observation Notes: 
Weather: Sunny and 78 degrees. Notes: Nectaring on a dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) in a shady area, near the ditch behind my house.
Region: 
Larimer County
Colorado
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.53451786092862, -105.03536312623748

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 12:07
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1215817

Observation Notes: 
Weather: Sunny and 78 degrees. Notes: A single individual, initially observed in the ditch behind my house.
Region: 
United States
Colorado
Larimer County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.53423971399273, -105.03652276615821

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 12:07
Suggested Identification: 
Celery Looper Moth (Anagrapha falcifera)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1215816

Observation Notes: 
Weather: Sunny and 78 degrees. Notes: About 2 individuals observed in the ditch behind my house (one pictured here).
Region: 
Larimer County
Colorado
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.53425254802468, -105.03586225239548

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 12:07
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1215498

Observation Notes: 
Ouray, Colorado cold morning. Found on screen north facing window. Windy the night before.
Region: 
United States
Colorado
Ouray County
Location Notes: 
Ouray, Colorado cold morning
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.0227716, -107.67144869999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 06:26
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
July 9 2019

Sighting Record 1215292

Region: 
United States
Colorado
Boulder County
Location Notes: 
On private property, Glacier View Ranch
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.124947148005674, -105.46008110046387

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 13:30
Suggested Identification: 
Black Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly