Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Kansas

Sighting Record 1217023

Observation Notes: 
Feeding on a Spider Milkweed, adjacent to former quarry. GPS 37.9056979,-95.3915883
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Allen County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.90571887711482, -95.39153085172882

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 11:27
Suggested Identification: 
Cycnia inopinatus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1216849

Observation Notes: 
I think this is the first time I've seen these at this location. We've had a very wet spring and summer. The tree is an Osage Orange.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
Mutt Run Dog Park, Clinton Lake, Douglas County, Kansas
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.93487581645998, -95.32634261539084

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 18:24
Suggested Identification: 
Wood Nymph
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1216429

Observation Notes: 
4 caterpillars on potted citrus trees
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Johnson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.02284849999999, -94.71518650000002

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 11:11
Suggested Identification: 
Giant Swallowtail caterpillar
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1216248

Region: 
United States
Kansas
Saline County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.872056743902185, -97.65455084955147

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 13:12
Suggested Identification: 
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1216193

Region: 
United States
Kansas
Saline County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9034196690248, -97.65065085976727

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, May 27, 2019 - 15:46
Suggested Identification: 
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1215546

Region: 
United States
Kansas
Sedgwick County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.8055254, -97.2749379

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 18:00
Suggested Identification: 
papilio glaucus eastern tiger swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1215179

Observation Notes: 
Seen flying toward the grass at a distance, landing on some clover on the ground. Ventral view. Size: Approx. 2.5" wingspan. Weather: 91 degrees, 55% humidity, mostly clear skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 14:30
Suggested Identification: 
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1214996

Observation Notes: 
Saw this hairstreak moving about on some Purpletop Verbena in a garden bed in the demonstration gardens at the county extension office. Size: 1.25 -1.375" wingspan. Weather: 90 degrees, 54% humidity, mostly sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 14:30
Suggested Identification: 
Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1214913

Observation Notes: 
Seen sailing around and nectaring on some Butterfly Bush blossoms for about 30 seconds at a time, that were right next to some Fennel, then sailed across the path to some pink cone flowers and nectared there for about 30 seconds, came back to the Butterfly Bush and briefly fed again, circled me a couple of times, then flew around a Rose of Sharon shrub though it didn't land, then flew up into an Oriental White Oak tree where I followed it. It stayed on the tree's leaves for a couple of minutes, then flew off from the gardens to across the street. Size: Approx. 3.5 - 4" wingspan. Weather: 90 degrees, 54% humidity, mostly sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
In a large bed of flowers and shrubs at the demonstration gardens at the county extension office. Other flowers in this bed included Joe-Pye Weed, White and Pink Cone Flowers, Bee Balm, Pink Phlox, Purpletop Verbena, Stonecrop, ornamental grasses and more.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 14:40
Suggested Identification: 
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly