Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Kansas

Sighting Record 1219138

Observation Notes: 
As I was leaving the demonstration gardens, I thought I would check the milkweed plants where I'd seen the Monarch caterpillar earlier to make sure I didn't miss any other ones and was pleasantly surprised to find I had missed seeing a Monarch chrysalis dangling from another Common Milkweed plant about 2' away from where I'd seen the caterpillar! Beautiful little jewel nicely camouflaged within the leaves, about 1 -1.25" in length. Weather: 75 degrees, 54% humidity, mostly clear skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 20:15
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1219133

Observation Notes: 
Seen on some ornamental grass in a bed of various ornamental grasses bordering a bed of dill plants and cut-back irises at the county extension demonstration gardens. Stayed on the blade of grass for several minutes. Weather: 75 degrees, 54% humidity, mostly clear skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 20:00
Suggested Identification: 
Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1219127

Observation Notes: 
Seen on the underside of a Common Milkweed leaf at the county extension demonstration gardens, one of the top leaves, and the plant was about 4' tall. Nearby flowers/plants (many of which dying back) included blazing star, golden alexander, white sweet clover, purpletop verbena and more. Size: Approx. 2.25-2.5" long. Weather: 75 degrees, 54% humidity, mostly clear skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 19:40
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1218911

Observation Notes: 
Initially saw this first one flying down into these tall grasses under some elm trees and when I went to follow it, this first one along with another of its kind, flew up out of the grass, (grass was 2-3' tall), then each dove back down into the tall grasses several feet away. Every time I'd move to follow one, another one would pop up out of the grasses then dive down again into the grasses 6-8 feet away. Saw at least 5 of them do this, and assumed there were likely more in this area of the meadow. All of them seemed to be around the same size, fairly big, around 2.5-3" wingspan. Weather: 80 degrees, 50% humidity, sunny with a few clouds, nice light breezes.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.93514800000001, -95.3249242

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 14:30
Suggested Identification: 
Common Wood-Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1218907

Observation Notes: 
Seen near path off of parking lot at the off-leash dog park. Was flying around near an Eastern-tailed Blue, about the same size as. Color was quite bright. VERY fast moving and difficult to get a photo of. Weather: 80 degrees, 50% humidity, sunny skies with a few clouds, light breezes.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.93514800000001, -95.3249242

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 14:00
Suggested Identification: 
Little Yellow (Eurema lisa)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1218413

Observation Notes: 
The pictures aren’t super clear because he was moving so fast!
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Coffey County
Location Notes: 
Off of an old homestead driveway near creek bed which isn’t shown on map.
Partner Project: 
Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.0830866093206, -95.77096890526684

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 09:53
Suggested Identification: 
Zebra Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1217815

Region: 
United States
Kansas
Sedgwick County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.7006858, -97.36786239999998

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 15:23
Suggested Identification: 
Nessus Sphinx Amphion floridensis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1217505

Observation Notes: 
Very faded, tattered Monarch flying around and through a flower bed at a local park, a bed that was in the shade. Would sail and land on some rose bush petals, then fly around to the Salvia, then returned to the same rose bush petals where it remained for several minutes. Wouldn't let me get terribly close. It almost had the appearance of having been dipped in a white powder. Size: 4" wingspan. Weather: Very hot, 97 degrees, 51% humidity, mostly clear skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.962297, -95.23625219999997

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 16:30
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1217501

Observation Notes: 
Seen in a flower bed at a local park on a zinnia. Nearby flowers included a White Butterfly Bush, Black-eyed Susans, Salvia, Vinca, and more. There were actually a number of this same species of skippers in the flower beds. Zipped around, then would rest for a minute, then zip around some more, so on. Weather: Very hot, 97 degrees, 51% humidity, mostly clear skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.962297, -95.23625219999997

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 16:15
Suggested Identification: 
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

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