Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Iowa

Sighting Record 1197193

Region: 
United States
Iowa
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.18754977882, -95.85211497646264

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 16:11
Suggested Identification: 
Cecropia silkmoth Hyalophora cecropia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar
Date Notes: 
Found on a Maple tree leaf. 4th Instar

Sighting Record 1191441

Observation Notes: 
It was raining and it was on the side of a business.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Dallas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.59826526885747, -93.80314470352175

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 16:08
Suggested Identification: 
Black Witch Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1190242

Observation Notes: 
It was on sidewalk, no host plant known, greenish brown with “eyes” by head
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Sioux County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.08002423470642, -96.1644458770752

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 14:04
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1190241

Observation Notes: 
It was on sidewalk, no host plant known, greenish brown with “eyes” by head
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Sioux County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.08002423470642, -96.1644458770752

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 14:04
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1189357

Observation Notes: 
Near Bettendorf Iowa
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Scott County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.5262641, -90.50725729999999

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 14:55
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1187831

Observation Notes: 
Green. Hairy.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Scott County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.5524041, -90.61222909999998

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 23:15
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1187311

Observation Notes: 
Found at a school yard, it was crossing the sidewalk. Nearby vegetation consists of yard with a variation of trees.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Lee County
Location Notes: 
1700 block on Fulton Street in Keokuk Iowa
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.4044731, -91.3963966

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 14:00
Suggested Identification: 
Lochmaeus manteo larva?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1184503

Observation Notes: 
Spotted on the trunk of a tree near the grass in a city park. It made no attempt to fly away while being observed and photographed.
Region: 
Linn County
United States
Iowa
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.0263318, -91.6582606

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 16:30
Suggested Identification: 
Polyphemus Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1182672

Observation Notes: 
First saw on my truck tire around 7:30pm August 24th. Was surprised to see it still here at the observation time. Upon closer viewing, I could tell that it was getting ready change into it's chrysalis. Which is when I started trying to figure out what type of caterpillar it was (found a matching photo on your website which is where I copied the suggested identification from). I'm also time lapsing the change on my video camera. Tire is facing North. Strong South breeze. Warm and very humid (85F 8-24 and 88F 8-25 (humidity ranging from 50-100%). Only plants around the tire is grass.
Region: 
Warren County
United States
Iowa
Location Notes: 
1 mile east and 3/4 mile north of Milo, Iowa. Nearest large metro area is Des Moines, IA (this address is SE of Des Moines, IA)
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.2992795, -93.4229982

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 09:31
Suggested Identification: 
Variegated Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar
Date Notes: 
Found attached to my tire on my vehicle.