Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Connecticut

Sighting Record 1263257

Region: 
United States
Connecticut
Fairfield County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.1638306, -73.40498889999999

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 15:34
Suggested Identification: 
Polyphemus Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1226380

Observation Notes: 
I often see second brood A. polyphemus about this same time of year. This one was in full sun, very sleepy, next to a stone wall. He allowed himself to be handled and perched on my finger. I returned him to where I found him, which seemed secure from birds.
Region: 
United States
Connecticut
Litchfield County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.579080666023685, -73.41082569583966

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 11:00
Suggested Identification: 
Antheraea polyphemus (m)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1218906

Region: 
United States
Connecticut
Tolland County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.8186103, -72.47902620000002

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 01:00
Suggested Identification: 
Polyphemus moth, Antheraea polyphemus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1216153

Observation Notes: 
7/11/19 actual first sighting. Still at location.
Region: 
United States
Connecticut
New London County
Location Notes: 
Home
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.354653, -72.02488590000002

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 10:43
Suggested Identification: 
Luna moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1208710

Observation Notes: 
Moth is holding onto the trunk of a young apple tree at the corner of our large field. Seems to be enjoying the late afternoon sun and moving its wings back and forth. Found a large cocoon on the base of the apple tree trunk also. Temperature is about 70 with a nice breeze and dry conditions.
Region: 
United States
Connecticut
Litchfield County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.6671206, -73.1844322

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 19:30
Suggested Identification: 
Cecropia moth (Hyalophora cecropia)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1188924

Region: 
United States
Connecticut
New London County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.3072959, -72.11511910000002

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 08:37
Suggested Identification: 
Silver-spotted Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1184711

Region: 
United States
Connecticut
Fairfield County
Location Notes: 
Greenwich Audubon
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.09697329999999, -73.68790990000002

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 14:00
Suggested Identification: 
Viceroy
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1184709

Region: 
United States
Connecticut
Fairfield County
Location Notes: 
Greenwich Audubon
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.09697329999999, -73.68790990000002

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 14:00
Suggested Identification: 
Red-banded Hairstreak
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1178340

Observation Notes: 
It flew very fast, darting in and out of garden when startled (I think) by my presence. It was drinking nectar from buddleia.
Region: 
United States
Connecticut
Fairfield County
Location Notes: 
Location of sighting is a butterfly garden with a pond within fifty feet and contains lots of native and non-native plants. The edge of the woods is within fifty feet as well. Trees on the property include ash, willows, birch, beech, white oak, red oak, other oaks, red maple, hickory, alder, dogwood, sassafrass, a few conifers...etc. Bushes include spice bush, witchhazel, New Jersey tea, rhododendron, elderberry, clethra, button bush...etc. Other plants include milkweeds, buddelia, cosmos, zinias, ironweed, golden rods, joe pye weeds, early and late figwort, rhudbeckia lancelota, sunflowers, asters, lupin, nettles, cardinal flower, blue vervain, carrot family, fennel ...etc.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.3178632, -73.40394349999997

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 12:19
Suggested Identification: 
bog copper??
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly
Date Notes: 
cloudy, wet day with intermittent showers, 74 degrees F

Sighting Record 1172303

Region: 
Fairfield County
United States
Connecticut
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.09697329999999, -73.68790990000002

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 14:00
Suggested Identification: 
Pearl Crescent
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly