Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Iowa

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.

Sighting Record 1179271

Observation Notes: 
It was in my garage, cloudy out, 82 degrees, moth was about 2.5 inches wide.
Region: 
Buena Vista County
United States
Iowa
Location Notes: 
6 miles west of Albert City, Iowa
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.7651674, -95.05061890000002

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 05:21
Suggested Identification: 
Some sort of sphinx
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1178611

Observation Notes: 
Was hanging out in my garage on a humid day in the upper 80s
Region: 
Scott County
United States
Iowa
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.5802022, -90.53849030000003

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 13:00
Suggested Identification: 
White lined
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1177503

Observation Notes: 
It was on the ground by an oak sapling. It looked well-traveled. It flitted under some grass.
Region: 
Scott County
United States
Iowa
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.602225704253584, -90.86747174401614

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:00
Suggested Identification: 
Polyphemus moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1177465

Observation Notes: 
Imperial moth larva stage 5 Instar feeding on eastern white pine
Region: 
Benton County
United States
Iowa
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.180817183097936, -91.88994115970291

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 17:06
Suggested Identification: 
Imperial Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1177233

Observation Notes: 
Monarch Larva feeding on my butterfly flowers
Region: 
Benton County
United States
Iowa
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.181214679116046, -91.88952351427463

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 17:57
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch Larva
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1177139

Observation Notes: 
Resting on an eastern white pine
Region: 
Benton County
United States
Iowa
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.18129497894005, -91.88927916846177

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 6, 2018 - 19:07
Suggested Identification: 
Luna moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1176224

Observation Notes: 
This was taken on the sidewalk next to a Walmart in Independence, Iowa. It was a pretty warm afternoon and when I tried to move it to a safer spot it was very active. Seems to be quite healthy
Region: 
Buchanan County
United States
Iowa
Location Notes: 
It was on the sidewalk next to a Walmart. I tried to get it on my fingers so I could relocate it to a safer spot. It flew up onto a support beam for the outdoor area. That's where I left it as it seems fairly safe
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.45196132880096, -91.89348936080933

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 13:16
Suggested Identification: 
Rosy Maple moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
The picture was taken with my phone and it has detailed record of the time and date the picture was taken.