Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Kansas

Sighting Record 1205270

Observation Notes: 
Saw this duskywing flying around the path my dog and I were walking on at the dog park, adjacent to an open field to the northeast and open woods to the southwest. Flew around then landed on a dead piece of bromegrass and stayed for about a minute. Size: Approx. 1-1.25". Weather: Approx. 85 degrees, partly sunny skies (sun was beginning to set), 60% humidity.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.93514800000001, -95.3249242

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 18:50
Suggested Identification: 
Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1205258

Observation Notes: 
Large Garden Area in front of Home
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Johnson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.961128737925556, -94.71952287917532

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 20:00
Suggested Identification: 
MaritzaCeballos
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
Lenexa Kansas

Sighting Record 1204671

Observation Notes: 
Multiple individuals over a few hours. 3 observed perching and sunning themselves. Temps in low 60s post cold front.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Sedgwick County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.5500392, -97.2470027

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:45
Suggested Identification: 
Red Admiral
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1204666

Observation Notes: 
Saw this Sulphur flying around a grassy field about 25' away from a large community vegetable garden behind a small wooded area. Came near the mowed path with grass clippings that was fairly soggy from rain yesterday. Pretty pale, couldn't ever see its wings opened. I *think* (?) it might have been the white female form Clouded Sulphur, but am not sure. Size: Approx. 2" wingspan. Weather: 58 degrees, partly sunny, 60% humidity.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
at Peterson Park
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9875418, -95.26199559999998

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:10
Suggested Identification: 
Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice) - ?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1204575

Observation Notes: 
Weather was sunny and temperatures were in the upper 60 degree range.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Johnson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.8356033795234, -94.75147977733684

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 14:14
Suggested Identification: 
American Lady butterfly (Vanessa virginiensis)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1204385

Observation Notes: 
This guy had very recently exited his cocoon, and was "warming up" his wings.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Pottawatomie County
Location Notes: 
2 miles East of Manhattan, Kansas
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.1925598, -96.52501760000001

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 14:26
Suggested Identification: 
Hyalophora cecropia, Cecropia silkmoth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1204180

Observation Notes: 
Saw this little crescent flying around the grass near a parking lot on the edge of a wooded area near Clinton Lake. Size: 1" wingspan. Weather: 73 degrees, partly sunny skies, had just very lightly rained and stopped.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9421266, -95.35431510000001

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 17:30
Suggested Identification: 
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1204171

Observation Notes: 
Seen at Clinton Lake State Park in a parking lot area bordering a deeply wooded area. The lake was only about 50-75' away. Flew around me, then up in tree, would land on the ground, stay briefly, then up and around me again, etc. Size: Approx. 2-2.25" wingspan. Weather: Warm 77 degrees, approx. 50% humidity, mostly sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9421266, -95.35431510000001

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 12:45
Suggested Identification: 
Goatweed Leafwing (Anaea andria)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1203850

Observation Notes: 
Saw this small moth in the grass in part of a large open field of grasses, clover, milkweed plants, thistles, etc at the dog park. Colors of this one were tans and browns. Size: Approx. .75". Weather: 60 degrees, ground very damp and muddy in most areas, partly sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.93514800000001, -95.3249242

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 19:00
Suggested Identification: 
Forage Looper Moth (Caenurgina erechtea) --?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1203845

Observation Notes: 
Saw several of these while at the dog park, first three in a wooded area of tall black cherry trees (many covered with lichens and algae), junipers, and tall grasses. Area was very muddy and wet due to several days of heavy rain. They stayed on the perimeter and seemed to follow my path flying between the trees and always landing on a black cherry trunk. The fourth one I saw was near the pond, again on a black cherry trunk on the periphery of a wooded area. That one appeared to have a small puncture-type wound (?) with a few small spots of blood on the lower part of its abdomen. Size of each: Approx. 2-2.25". Weather: Partly sunny, 60 degrees, 65% humidity.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.93514800000001, -95.3249242

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 18:45
Suggested Identification: 
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly