Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Iowa

Sighting Record 1224229

Observation Notes: 
Wing span appears to be at least 3.5 inches and the thorax is extremely long. Mistook for a hummingbird. Now know it is often called the hummingbird moth!
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Dallas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.6155295744087, -93.81709548332822

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 09:00
Suggested Identification: 
White-lined Sphinx moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1224217

Region: 
United States
Iowa
Dallas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.61465101036642, -93.81725641586911

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 09:00
Suggested Identification: 
White-lined Sphinx moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1223927

Observation Notes: 
On a buckthorn bush in my yard.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Scott County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.57757278714309, -90.44574627873538

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:00
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1222387

Observation Notes: 
I was cleaning out brush, weeds and overgrown grapevine in the ditch by my house and found this caterpillar on a dead leaf from a day lily.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Union County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.025728, -94.20056290000002

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 11:22
Suggested Identification: 
Achemon Sphinx
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

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