Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Delaware

Sighting Record 1159207

Observation Notes: 
Moth was under leaf near small stream.
Region: 
New Castle County
United States
Delaware
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.78891361138998, -75.61453635714724

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 15:25
Suggested Identification: 
Pyromorpha dimidiata
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
Warm humid day in 80s.

Sighting Record 1158367

Observation Notes: 
3 males came in around 11:30 pm. The first 2 had trouble zeroing in on my female and got spooked and flew away. A third came in closer to midnight and mated with my female
Region: 
Sussex County
United States
Delaware
Location Notes: 
3 miles inland from The Atlantic Ocean
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.47519233128515, -75.10583854547662

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 23:30
Suggested Identification: 
Actias Luna
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1158081

Observation Notes: 
I saw what I thought was a hummingbird struggling to get out of my pool ( I was looking down from second story window) when I got it out with pool skimmer I realized it was a very large and very beautiful moth! My home sits on the edge of a large forest in Sussex county Delaware and we plant a lot of flowers and vegetables on out property,so I’ve seen many differant moths & butterflies , but I hav never seen one like this.
Region: 
Sussex County
United States
Delaware
Location Notes: 
Just outside of Millsboro, large forest behind our house and lots of open fields around...
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.612405, -75.28020300000003

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 00:35
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1155668

Observation Notes: 
On banks of White Clay Creek in state park
Region: 
New Castle County
United States
Delaware
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.72765075106625, -75.76613062229

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 13:57
Suggested Identification: 
Grapevine Epimenis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
Warm day in upper 60s

Sighting Record 1145422

Observation Notes: 
Second day it has been here.
Region: 
Kent County
United States
Delaware
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.1104789, -75.52417209999999

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 15:30
Suggested Identification: 
Titan Sphinx Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1144257

Observation Notes: 
Cool day, breezy, approaching evening.
Region: 
New Castle County
United States
Delaware
Location Notes: 
A plaza outside a store
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.696020499999996, -75.76536190000002

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 16:54
Suggested Identification: 
Dot-lined white
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1142900

Observation Notes: 
We found the caterpillar coming down our 50 foot oak in our back yard in what we suspect as an attempt to find a cocoon location. Caterpillar looks to be full length, very heavy, and moves happily up and down the tree. About 4 1/2 in length or more when it didn't feel threatened.
Region: 
Sussex County
United States
Delaware
Location Notes: 
A stone's throw from the Nanticoke River
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.61442, -75.63355100000001

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 16:07
Suggested Identification: 
Antheraea polyphemus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1141746

Region: 
New Castle County
United States
Delaware
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.69546589199993, -75.68361719316715

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 16:47
Suggested Identification: 
Orthonama obstipata
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1141725

Observation Notes: 
came to blacklight
Region: 
New Castle County
United States
Delaware
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.69546589199993, -75.68361719316715

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 25, 2017 - 22:49
Suggested Identification: 
Lacinipolia renigera
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth