Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Colorado

Sighting Record 1205531

Observation Notes: 
Weather: Partly-mostly cloudy and 71 degrees. Notes: Early season miniature form minimulticaudata; it was slightly larger than a Monarch. Haven't seen another one this year since April 24.
Region: 
Larimer County
Colorado
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.534317259292884, -105.03612845099178

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 15:52
Specimen Type: 
Sighting
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1205433

Observation Notes: 
Weather: Mostly sunny and 52 degrees. Notes: Only Hoary Comma observed at this location; I initially mistook it for a Painted Lady (which were abundant in the area).
Region: 
Larimer County
Colorado
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.68552884157382, -105.4963192488355

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 14:20
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1205430

Observation Notes: 
Weather: Mostly sunny and 52 degrees. Notes: Very common at this location.
Region: 
Larimer County
Colorado
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.68660250819543, -105.49549154626442

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 13:10
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1205178

Observation Notes: 
The wind was blowing about 12 mph, it was mostly sunny and 61 degrees. I saw this butterfly resting in a sunny spot on the concrete walk next to the garage. When I got too close, it flew into the grasses about 10 feet away. A few minutes later, it flew back to the concrete. Plants blooming at this time include Phlox, Delphiniums, and Mertensia. Wax Currants are abundant in this area but they were not blooming at this time.
Region: 
United States
Colorado
Larimer County
Location Notes: 
Mill Creek Drainage (3 miles south of the WY border and 7 miles west of Virginia Dale, CO)
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.952035, -105.48829699999999

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 09:01
Suggested Identification: 
Hoary Comma
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1204072

Observation Notes: 
Under an apple tree with box elder 20 m away. Apple tree just blossomed.
Region: 
United States
Colorado
Jefferson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.75587900000001, -105.227913

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 11:00
Suggested Identification: 
Hyalophora Gloveri
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1204034

Observation Notes: 
In open field
Region: 
United States
Colorado
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.33546320000001, -104.74527039999998

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 14:41
Suggested Identification: 
Olympia Marble
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1203923

Observation Notes: 
Weather: Partly cloudy and 50 degrees. Notes: These tiny, dark ochre moths were practically swarming the Arthur's Rock Trail at Lory State Park; they were just about everywhere.
Region: 
Larimer County
Colorado
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.5640517998326, -105.17579920362283

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 12:05
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1203922

Observation Notes: 
Weather: Mostly sunny and 56 degrees. Notes: This male Clouded Sulphur with a broken-off forewing tip was just one of a small population residing around the eastern base of a small hogback at Coyote Ridge Natural Area.
Region: 
Larimer County
Colorado
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.48023261840696, -105.12402716685637

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 13:58
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1202924

Observation Notes: 
A single individual perched on a brick angled towards the sun after clouds rolled in. Trying to soak up some energy.
Region: 
United States
Colorado
Boulder County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.2455498, -105.2894157

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 16:45
Suggested Identification: 
Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly