Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Kansas

Sighting Record 1207869

Region: 
United States
Kansas
Franklin County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.55957261045616, -95.11102774529951

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 11:30
Suggested Identification: 
Hackberry Emperor
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1207764

Region: 
United States
Kansas
Johnson County
Location Notes: 
Drainage ditch behind assisted living facility.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.92266150988837, -94.70704713543824

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:39
Suggested Identification: 
Pontia protodice (Checkered White)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1207640

Observation Notes: 
Seen flying around the ground, landed on the dandelion, didn't stay long, very fluttery and swift moving. Approximate Size: 2.25" wingspan. Weather: 77 degrees, 45% humidity, mostly sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9742974, -95.25373289999999

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 13:50
Suggested Identification: 
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1207453

Observation Notes: 
Noticed this on our front porch on 05/31. It is still there as of 06/01 at 4:40 PM. It is alive but shows no inclination for moving on. Never seen anything like it, my Wife would like to know.
Region: 
Wilson County
Kansas
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.5339386, -95.82664829999999

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:30
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
This is still on our front porch as of this posting (06/01). My Wife would like to know what this is.

Sighting Record 1206967

Observation Notes: 
Found on screen window under covered porch area
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Crawford County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.4152664, -94.71209329999999

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, May 27, 2019 - 15:00
Suggested Identification: 
Eight-spotted Forester Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1206435

Observation Notes: 
Seen about 10" away from my home's porch light on the wall outside. Got very close to it without it moving. Olive-brown greens, dark charcoal grays, even some blue-gray mauve, long snout, and raised bumps. About 3/4 to 7/8" long. Weather: 70 degrees, 87% humidity.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9742974, -95.25373289999999

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 23:10
Suggested Identification: 
Green Cloverworm Moth (Hypena scabra)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1206403

Observation Notes: 
Barely saw these two monarchs mating in the leaves of a sawtooth sunflower at Baker Wetlands. First I thought it was just one, but then when I got closer they flew away, attached, to about 25' away. A pond was about 20 yards from them. Weather: 73 degrees, approx. 80% humidity, light breeze, partly sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
Baker Wetlands
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.92058, -95.24873500000001

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 18:10
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1206275

Region: 
United States
Kansas
Trego County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.776420865717924, -99.80971705669765

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 13:00
Suggested Identification: 
Painted Lady Butterfly
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1206244

Observation Notes: 
Seen on the gravel path at the dog park in a wooded area with a lot of wild honeysuckle, elms, and hackberry trees. Flew around me several times, land on the ground for 10-15 seconds, then start flying higher up with another Red Admiral, twirling around each other, fly around me again, land on the ground again for another 20-30 seconds... Coloring was darker than most admirals I've seen and was smaller, about 2" wingspan. Weather: 76 degrees, 80% humidity, cloudy skies (lightly sprinkled about 15 minutes after leaving it).
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
Near Clinton Lake which is up by about 15' due to heavy continual rains this spring and a very wet winter.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.93514800000001, -95.3249242

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 18:15
Suggested Identification: 
Red Admiral (Vanessa atlantis)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly