Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Kansas

Sighting Record 1230063

Observation Notes: 
Was very still, seemed to be drying its wings after hard rains last night. Let me get VERY close. After several minutes, it then flew off to a brushy area between the houses. Weather: 69 degrees, 89% humidity.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9742974, -95.25373289999999

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 11:00
Suggested Identification: 
Pink-edged Sulphur (Colias interior)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1230058

Observation Notes: 
I counted about 8 of these at one point feeding on a white Butterfly Bush at Baker Wetlands (along with a few other species of butterflies). Very focused on feeding and didn't mind my close presence. Weather: 82 degrees, 72% humidity.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9207151, -95.1395177

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 16:10
Suggested Identification: 
Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1230056

Observation Notes: 
Seen on a white Butterfly Bush that was covered with at least 10-12 other butterflies (Viceroys, Question Marks, Wood Nymphs, and this butterfly). All busy nectaring, fairly oblivious to my close presence. Would feed on a blossom for a minute or so, then fly a short distance to another one, doing the same thing over and over. Size: Approx. 3.5" wingspan. Weather: 82 degrees, 72% humidity.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
Baker Wetlands
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9207151, -95.1395177

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 16:30
Suggested Identification: 
Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis )
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1229672

Observation Notes: 
Was aggressively feeding on Phlox. Milkweed nearby. My near proximity did not phase him/her one bit. He nearly landed on me.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Johnson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9916726, -94.6335684

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 17:18
Suggested Identification: 
Hummingbird Clearwing
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1229477

Observation Notes: 
This sulphur pretty much dove into the canna flower at the demonstration gardens. A grasshopper on the other side of the flower watched. Size: Approx. 2.25" wingspan. Weather: 79 degrees, 50% humidity, clear sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 16:35
Suggested Identification: 
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1229476

Observation Notes: 
I saw this Painted Lady from about 10' away. I noticed it wasn't moving much like all the butterflies around. When I uploaded it, it looks like there's a white crab spider that's got it? Weather: 79 degrees, 50% humidity, clear sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 16:25
Suggested Identification: 
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui))
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1229469

Observation Notes: 
Third Monarch seen flying through the Butterfly Bed at the demonstration gardens. Weather: 79 degrees, 50% humidity.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 16:20
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1229467

Observation Notes: 
Second Monarch seen in Butterfly Bed at demonstration gardens on Joe-Pye Weed. Weather: 79 degrees, 50% humidity, clear sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 16:15
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1229462

Observation Notes: 
Saw two of these flying through the Butterfly Bed at the county extension demonstration gardens. First one seen was depositing eggs on Dutchman's Pipe Vine. Can see a couple of the eggs on the vine. Deposited, then flew up and away from it a little bit, then back to it several times, then off to nectar on the pink phlox. Weather: 79 degrees, 50% humidity, clear sunny skies. Note: Saw two of these, and they were flying around and feeding so furiously, along with all the other butterflies, that I'm not sure which photos on the phlox are of which one.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 16:00
Suggested Identification: 
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1229456

Observation Notes: 
Was flying through the Butterfly Bed at the demonstration gardens, among tons of other butterflies. Fed mostly from the pink Phlox. Large, approx. 3" wingspan. Weather: 79 degrees, 50% humidity, clear sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 15:50
Suggested Identification: 
Giant Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly