Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Iowa

Sighting Record 1270578

Observation Notes: 
Found making a cocoon on the side of a house.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.1917858, -95.8489362

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 14:59
Suggested Identification: 
H. Cecropia
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1269506

Observation Notes: 
Found in water bucket in the morning.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Henry County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.83124654864428, -91.52603569628361

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 06:40
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1268159

Region: 
United States
Iowa
Black Hawk County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.5722092, -92.159087

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 14:11
Suggested Identification: 
common looper moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1267151

Observation Notes: 
Cannot fly, when attempting escape simply fluttered/glided to the ground. When picked up, walked and "bunny hopped" to a brown shirt at a higher elevation. Was found on a screen door at night, had not moved by the next morning.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Iowa County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.535133639384576, -92.15748188381347

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 02:24
Suggested Identification: 
Blinded sphinx moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
Found in same location the next morning

Sighting Record 1265961

Observation Notes: 
Hanging on weeping cherry tree. Nearby I noticed a white sac folded into a leaf. Not sure if it's related to this moth or butterfly.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Pottawattamie County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.3703779, -95.7474953

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 13:00
Suggested Identification: 
Unknown large moth or butterfly
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1261809

Observation Notes: 
This moth landed on the screen of our front window around 6 am and is still there as I write this, around noon. We have made an effort not to disturb it, but it is within three feet of our door. Our first-floor apartment, which is a hundred-year-old mishmash of blue-gray aluminum siding, exposed natural rock, and bits of brick all over, opens directly onto the main street/state highway that runs through our little town. The ancient storefronts that line this main thoroughfare are mostly side-by-side, though we have an empty corner lot/yard that adjoins our property. The lot has mostly walnut trees. Our apartment is also located a couple doors down from the tourist attraction of Captain James T. Kirk's Future Birthplace. It seems odd that it chose such a conspicuous, high-traffic place to stay in broad daylight, but we are glad it did--what a fantastic sighting! Today, it is nice, but a bit overcast. No rain, about 77°F.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Washington County
Location Notes: 
Hwy 22/First Street, Riverside, Iowa, about two doors down from Captain James T. Kirk's Future Birthplace.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.4795624, -91.5821598

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 05:46
Suggested Identification: 
Imperial Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1260941

Observation Notes: 
Attracted to light, mottled dark brown coloration, appears as a leaf, in resting position triangular shape.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Linn County
Location Notes: 
in park setting capture attached to light box around dusk
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.04836880895287, -91.70158113953968

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 20:36
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
Warm, humid, calm winds - clear skies, 84 degrees

Sighting Record 1260841

Observation Notes: 
I have video and a picture of the moth. First observed the moth flying next to my garage. Then landed inside the garage where the photo and video was taken. Then it flew into my evergreen tree. We live in Sioux City Iowa.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Plymouth County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.5852795, -96.4481385

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 13:51
Suggested Identification: 
Black Witch
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1260151

Observation Notes: 
On common milkweed in my front yard. First monarch caterpillar sighting of the year. I saw it for three days, this was the third day on same plant. Did not see a lot of evidence that it was eating the milkweed leaves, however.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Polk County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.597744899999995, -93.658078

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 10:00
Suggested Identification: 
monarch
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1256317

Observation Notes: 
Found on our camp chairs. Tried to move it so it would be safe and it stayed on me for over an hour. Wouldn't move from my hand.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Jackson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.2261469, -90.3997078

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 10:00
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth