Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Kansas

Sighting Record 1233604

Observation Notes: 
Butterfly was on an over-ripe apple. Had a notch out of the right wing.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Osage County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.7441334, -95.70892409999999

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 11:53
Suggested Identification: 
Red Spotted Purple
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1233405

Observation Notes: 
on joe pye weed
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Sedgwick County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.8055254, -97.2749379

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 16:16
Suggested Identification: 
wood nymph- cercyonis pegala
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1233298

Observation Notes: 
Large caterpillar seen moving on ground under and away from oak tree
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
In the city limits of Lawrence, KS
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9479949, -95.2155555

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 16:25
Suggested Identification: 
Imperial Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1232734

Observation Notes: 
This Viceroy held onto this Tall Joe-Pye Weed like nobody's business as the wind tossed it around in every possible direction for a good 7 - 8 minutes. Can't believe I got a shot of it during the brief second it was at rest. Located right by a bridge over a wetland area. Size: Approx. 3" wingspan. Weather: 82 degrees, 54% humidity.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
Baker Wetlands
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9207151, -95.1395177

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 18:00
Suggested Identification: 
Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1231995

Observation Notes: 
Second caterpillar seen on some Long-Bracted Tickweed Sunflower near the entrance of Baker Wetlands Discover Center. Moving rather quickly along the stems. Size: Very similar to but slightly larger than other one seen, about 2-2.25" in length, a little more golden in color. Weather: 78 degrees, 68% humidity, sunny blue skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9207151, -95.1395177

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 13:05
Suggested Identification: 
Yellow Woolly Bear (Spilosoma virginica)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1231994

Observation Notes: 
Seen on the stems of some Long-Bracted Tickseed Sunflower, which was slightly in the sun and slightly under the shade of a tree near the entrance to the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center building. Gently pulled the stem of flowers it was on forward to get a better photo, then moved them back gently---never touching the actual caterpillar, but afterwards the caterpillar started waving its head around wildly in circles, maybe 4 or 5 times-?- then settled back down and started moving along the stem. Not sure if moving the stem woke it up or being more in the light bothered it? Size: Approx. 1.75" long. Weather: 78 degrees, 68% humidity, sunny blue skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9207151, -95.1395177

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 13:00
Suggested Identification: 
Yellow Woolly Bear (Spilosoma virginica)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1231990

Observation Notes: 
Seen feeding from a native Sunflower in a field of sunflowers at Baker Wetlands. Size: Approx. 4" wingspan. Weather: 78 degrees, 68% humidity, sunny blue skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9207151, -95.1395177

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 12:45
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1231989

Observation Notes: 
Flying around and landing on a native Sunflower at Baker Wetlands. Weather: 78 degrees, 68% humidity, sunny blue skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9207151, -95.1395177

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 12:30
Suggested Identification: 
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui))
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1231512

Observation Notes: 
Spotted n our garden in suburbs of Kansas City. 90 degrees and sunny.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Johnson County
Location Notes: 
10 miles west of Kansas City, Mo.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.02284849999999, -94.71518650000002

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 15:16
Suggested Identification: 
Limenitis arthemis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1231171

Observation Notes: 
Sunny and hot, temp about 92F, actively feeding on a Butterfly Bush.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
1 mile south of the old vinland school.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.82687926531631, -95.17958635655987

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, September 2, 2019 - 15:45
Suggested Identification: 
Pipevine Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly