Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Kansas

Sighting Record 1192438

Observation Notes: 
Saw about 8 Monarchs within a 20-minute period in this huge field of tall grasses, LOTS of white aster, and some cattails at Baker Wetlands, right across from a swampy pond. Noticed that several of them, after having sailed around and fed on the aster, would then fly up into, what looked like (not positive?), an approx. 15' tall sumac tree (Staghorn Sumac?) that was on the edge of the pond. It wasn't a willow tree. Weather: Nice, sunny with a few clouds, approx. 68 degrees. Size of this one: Approx. 3.5-4" wingspan.
Region: 
Douglas County
United States
Kansas
Location Notes: 
*Baker Wetlands
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.92058, -95.24873500000001

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 17:00
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1192436

Observation Notes: 
Seen on the white aster at the dog park. Fluttery as always. Size: Approx. 1.25" from top of head to bottom wingtip. Weather: Sun was beginning to set, nice, approx. 65 degrees out.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Location Notes: 
*Near Clinton Lake
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.929102369791266, -95.32206359999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 17:10
Suggested Identification: 
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1192435

Observation Notes: 
This is the second Monarch I saw, about 10 feet down the path from the first one I saw, dangling from some white aster at the dog park. Size: From top of head to bottom wingtip, approx. 2.25". Weather: Sun was beginning to set, nice out, approx. 65 degrees.
Region: 
Douglas County
United States
Kansas
Location Notes: 
*Near Clinton Lake
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.93514800000001, -95.3249242

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 17:30
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1192434

Observation Notes: 
Seen on some white aster at the dog park. There were a couple of Monarchs sailing around. No zoom, this one actually let me and my camera lens get about 3" away from it. Size: Approx. 3.5-3.75" wingspan. Weather: Sun was beginning to set, nice, approx. 65 degrees.
Region: 
Kansas
United States
Location Notes: 
*Near Clinton Lake
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9290356, -95.32206359999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 17:15
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1192408

Observation Notes: 
Flying in our grass near Hollyhocks in full sun, temps are cool, 60 degrees. Hard to get a picture, super flighty.
Region: 
Crawford County
United States
Kansas
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.4152664, -94.71209329999999

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:15
Suggested Identification: 
Common Checkered Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1192304

Region: 
Harper County
United States
Kansas
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.15991961741191, -98.02986811216431

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 13:40
Suggested Identification: 
Fiery Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1192303

Observation Notes: 
After two nights of freezing temperatures, it was surprising to find any butterflies. This one was sunning on cosmos in about 55 degrees.
Region: 
Harper County
United States
Kansas
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.1599953434317, -98.02991540052489

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 13:45
Suggested Identification: 
Common Checkered-Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1191489

Region: 
Ness County
United States
Kansas
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.45044285319216, -99.6910069149971

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 11:15
Suggested Identification: 
Gulf Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1191487

Region: 
Ness County
United States
Kansas
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.4504680599966, -99.69099842663718

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 13:30
Suggested Identification: 
Sleepy Orange Sulphur
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1191486

Region: 
Ness County
United States
Kansas
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.450455456627544, -99.69099618616104

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 14:45
Suggested Identification: 
Viceroy
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly