Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Iowa

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 1220412

Observation Notes: 
Sunny hot, by a lake on an unknown vine.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.74340919999999, -92.72324559999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 20:06
Suggested Identification: 
Orthodes Majuscala
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

Sighting Record 1219582

Region: 
United States
Iowa
Franklin County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.703696110781394, -93.16390468526731

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 13:30
Suggested Identification: 
Horned Spanmoth Caterpillar
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

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 1217906

Observation Notes: 
Found several of these caterpillars on the leaves of a weeping pussy willow tree, right next to a butterfly garden. 89 degrees and sunny outside.
Region: 
United States
Iowa
Benton County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.953880999999996, -91.88063319999998

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 13:00
Suggested Identification: 
viceroy
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar