Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Kansas

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

Sighting Record 1231077

Observation Notes: 
About 4 inch wing span give or take, couldn't fly anymore curtesy of 3 cats and a dog, near dead, going to save the specimen.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Johnson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.00429099999999, -94.66576329999998

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 23:00
Suggested Identification: 
Pandora Sphinx Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
Sept 1, 2019, exact time is an estimate

Sighting Record 1230810

Observation Notes: 
Partly sunny, temps in low 70’s. Wildflowers and zinnas in an overgrown field.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
1 mile south of the old Vinland School.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.82620843096948, -95.17832364076992

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 15:30
Suggested Identification: 
Common Checkered-skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1230424

Observation Notes: 
Seen in a garden bed with a small pond, Redbud tree, various milkweeds, ironweed and thistle. Sunning itself first on a redbud tree's leaves for several minutes and then flew over to some dying back flowers, again keeping its wings spread out. Size: Approx. 3.25 - 3.5" wingspan. Weather: 77 degrees, 67% humidity, partly cloudy skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
Entrance garden at Prairie Park Nature Center
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9331128, -95.21550279999997

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 13:45
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1230420

Observation Notes: 
Seen at the park on some Goldenrod in an open field of various wildflowers, trees, shrubs and grasses. Weather: 77 degrees, 67% humidity, partly cloudy skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
Prairie Park Nature Center
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9331128, -95.21550279999997

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 13:25
Suggested Identification: 
Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1230418

Observation Notes: 
Seen originally on some rotting wood on the sidewalk, then it flew up to the side of a wooden sign at the park and remained there for 2-3 minutes. Faded. Size: Approx. 2.5" wingspan. Weather: 77 degrees, 67% humidity, partly cloudy skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
Prairie Park Nature Center
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9331128, -95.21550279999997

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 13:20
Suggested Identification: 
Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1230415

Observation Notes: 
Seen flying around the edge of a wooded area in an area where the sun was peeking out, landing on some Goldenrod. Weather: 77 degrees, 67% humidity, partly cloudy skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
Prairie Park Nature Center
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9331128, -95.21550279999997

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 13:15
Suggested Identification: 
Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1230412

Observation Notes: 
Seen on the edge of a foot bridge over a swampy pond under the canopy of lots of trees and vines. Don't know if it had been stepped on or parasitized, but something was coming out of its side. Size: Approx. 2.5" long. Weather: 77 degrees, 67% humidity, partly cloudy skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
Prairie Park Nature Center
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9331128, -95.21550279999997

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 13:00
Suggested Identification: 
Catalpa Sphinx Moth (Ceratomia catalpae)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1230409

Observation Notes: 
Seen on the stem of a Gaura lindheimeri plant on the edge of a large meadow of flowers. Beautiful, mauve-pink and white with yellow spots and dark brown bands, approx. 1.75" long. Weather: 77 degrees, 67% humidity, partly cloudy skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
Prairie Park Nature Center
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9331128, -95.21550279999997

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 12:40
Suggested Identification: 
Clouded Crimson Moth (Schinia gaurae)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1230404

Observation Notes: 
Seen flying around huge meadow of thistle and goldenrod and cup flower plants at nature center. Weather: 77 degrees, 67% humidity, partly cloudy skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
Prairie Park Nature Center
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9331128, -95.21550279999997

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 12:30
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly