Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Iowa

Sighting Record 1145004

Observation Notes: 
Dead on concrete path
Region: 
Woodbury County
United States
Iowa
Location Notes: 
Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center disability accessible trail
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.4999942, -96.40030689999998

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 15:48
Suggested Identification: 
Catocala habilis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1141215

Observation Notes: 
resting on front porch of our home near "butterfly bush". We reside on edge of town with hedge row backing property where caterpillar may have found food supply.
Region: 
Calhoun County
United States
Iowa
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.2633714, -94.73914130000003

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:30
Suggested Identification: 
pink spotted hawk
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1141211

Observation Notes: 
Dead and stuck to a plant on a sunny day
Region: 
Iowa
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.0869215, -95.62723199999999

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 09:15
Suggested Identification: 
White Underwing Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1140835

Observation Notes: 
Eating my tomatos
Region: 
Linn County
United States
Iowa
Location Notes: 
Back yard
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.97010841593205, -91.63134902715683

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 10:16
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar
Date Notes: 
Eating my tomatos

Sighting Record 1140365

Observation Notes: 
Was nectaring on Obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana) blossoms on our acreage in SE O'Brien County, IA this morning. (9-9-2017) We have about 3 acres of native prairie pasture. Did not see it feeding on any other plant during this observation. Weather partly sunny, wind out of the SE at around 15 mph; temp in the low 70's (F). Have never seen this sphinx moth here before.
Region: 
Iowa
United States
Location Notes: 
7 miles south of Hartley, IA; 7 miles north of Sutherland, IA; approx 7-8 miles west of Royal, IA
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.06393515826628, -95.45080308212891

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 11:30
Suggested Identification: 
Aellopos titan - White Banded Day Sphinx or Titan Sphinx
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1139611

Observation Notes: 
Pandorus sphinx moth
Region: 
Poweshiek County
United States
Iowa
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.8163802, -92.44983960000002

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 17:23
Suggested Identification: 
We can't find anything that looks like this.
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar
Date Notes: 
Found this at Holiday Lake in Brooklyn, Iowa in a campfire pit.

Sighting Record 1138337

Observation Notes: 
Found this hanging out on my white painted door trim
Region: 
Clay County
United States
Iowa
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.1417352, -95.13502269999998

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 08:14
Suggested Identification: 
White Underwing
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1133560

Observation Notes: 
Resting
Region: 
Ida County
United States
Iowa
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.3462987, -95.47162349999996

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 07:58
Suggested Identification: 
Unknown
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth