Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Iowa

Sighting Record 1218304

Observation Notes: 
Many caterpillars of the same species of varying ages hide under a milkweed leaf located in the shade. Air temp was around 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Linn County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.97905182399915, -91.70401738783568

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 17:24
Suggested Identification: 
tussock moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1218299

Observation Notes: 
Monarch caterpillar only a few days old. Hiding under a common milkweed leaf located in the shade. Air temp was around 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Linn County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.979165343549035, -91.70378152717285

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 17:13
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1217346

Observation Notes: 
We found this moth on the side of our camper. It's approximately 74 degrees F, but was closer to 90 during the daytime - very hot, sunny, humid weather this week. We're in a campground on an island surrounded by the Mississippi & its back water lakes.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Jackson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.05600893827739, -90.17394150731184

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 01:35
Suggested Identification: 
Imperial Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1216624

Observation Notes: 
It is a hairy, bright yellow caterpillar with black spikes. It was found crawling on the ground in the shade, at the base of a large maple tree.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Story County
Location Notes: 
Milford Township, Story Co. Iowa
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.045774, -93.52095300000002

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 09:45
Suggested Identification: 
American Dagger Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1216145

Observation Notes: 
Found on the south side of my building at work. Clear, sunny morning.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Iowa County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.7584562, -91.83441289999996

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 08:45
Suggested Identification: 
Eacles Imperialis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1215469

Region: 
United States
Iowa
Location Notes: 
Found on a lilac bush, already pupated.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.1894926, -95.84858050000003

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 10:00
Suggested Identification: 
Elm Spanworm Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1214440

Observation Notes: 
Resting on a Common Milkweed leaf. Hot, humid.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Jasper County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.6984138, -93.01821619999998

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 09:45
Suggested Identification: 
Rose Maple Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth