Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Iowa

Sighting Record 1222172

Observation Notes: 
Caterpillar was observed walking across bare soil near tent in campground at George Wyth State Park. Temperature in the mid-eighties, clear skies, and breezy. Near the base of an oak tree.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Black Hawk County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.53124648121982, -92.40450455679837

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 12:15
Suggested Identification: 
American Dagger Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1221878

Region: 
United States
Iowa
Henry County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.94007235060051, -91.54687888920307

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 17:00
Suggested Identification: 
Imperial Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1221874

Region: 
United States
Iowa
Cedar County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.67485025, -91.35455524999998

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 09:15
Suggested Identification: 
Female Imperial Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1221867

Observation Notes: 
Found on my front step not near any plants. Climbed right on me & tried to climb upward. Put it on bark of Eatern White Pine in my yard & it climbed right up the tree.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.0166364, -91.66635229999997

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:00
Suggested Identification: 
American Dagger Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1221707

Observation Notes: 
It was just after some rain and I went outside for fresh air and my friend and I spotted it on my outdoor light. It fell to the ground where we took pictures and then when we checked to see if it was alive it took off towards a tree.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Polk County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.62395152985398, -93.5395630252205

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 21:05
Suggested Identification: 
Luna moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1220802

Observation Notes: 
Found on the floor at work. Deceased.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Greene County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.0230561, -94.5562046

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 11:00
Suggested Identification: 
White-lined sphinx
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1220739

Observation Notes: 
Found in woman’s bathroom near field 8 baseball diamond. Weather was high 80’s, and partly cloudy. A small rain cloud/system rolled in shortly after finding this guy. I was able to move the caterpillar from the restroom to an outside tree branch.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Polk County
Location Notes: 
Left moth on a tree branch next to the first base line at field 8.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.572284542231074, -93.7172636629868

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 11:30
Suggested Identification: 
Dagger Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1220259

Region: 
United States
Iowa
Marshall County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.9452983, -93.20416790000002

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 14:40
Suggested Identification: 
luna moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
Just sitting in the grass under an ash tree.

Sighting Record 1219797

Observation Notes: 
On office window in Des Moines, sunny day, 78 degrees, slightly humid. Last week was extremely hot and humid; this week has been around 75-80 degrees and mild.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Polk County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.6449925, -93.6941352

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 09:30
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth