Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Kansas

Sighting Record 1229453

Observation Notes: 
Seen at the county extension demonstration gardens. Was flying around the base of the 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 - 15:50
Suggested Identification: 
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1229447

Observation Notes: 
Fluttering around some Purpletop Vervain. Size: 1.75-2" wingspan approx. 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 - 15:45
Suggested Identification: 
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1229443

Observation Notes: 
First Monarch seen at demonstration gardens. There were all kinds of butterflies flying around like crazy, mostly in the Butterfly Garden bed, which includes pink Phlox, Joe-Pye Weed, Stonecrop, Butterfly Bushes, Coneflowers, Bluebeard, Purpletop Vervain, and more. This one was pretty faded. Size: Approx. 4" 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 - 15:40
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1229437

Observation Notes: 
Saw three of these, at different stages/sizes, on a meadow rue plant at the demonstration gardens. Weather: 79 degrees, 50% humidity, clear sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
County Extension Demonstration Gardens
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 15:30
Suggested Identification: 
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1229127

Observation Notes: 
I am not familiar with this ground cover which seems very invasive
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Johnson County
Location Notes: 
Lenexa Residential close to 95th and Loriet.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.95437951189163, -94.72562809461942

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 17:58
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar
Date Notes: 
Sunday August 25, 2019 approx 5pm Rainy cool day.

Sighting Record 1228566

Observation Notes: 
Overcast and wet this morning with first sun not having dried the dew yet.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Franklin County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.60187330000001, -95.37863190000002

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 08:50
Suggested Identification: 
Anatrytone logan (Delaware Skipper)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1228564

Observation Notes: 
Overcast and wet this morning with first sun not having dried the dew yet.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Franklin County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.60187330000001, -95.37863190000002

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 08:50
Suggested Identification: 
Pyrisitia lisa (Little Yellow)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1228474

Observation Notes: 
Saw these two fluttering furiously around each other in circles, in very close proximity, and then they started mating in the grasses, right off of the path at the dog park. One was more white and a little bigger in size. They flew together, attached, about 10" away and continued mating. Weather: 80 degrees, 72% humidity, sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.93514800000001, -95.3249242

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 13:15
Suggested Identification: 
Little Yellow (Eurema lisa)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1228469

Observation Notes: 
Seen dodging down into the grassy meadow right off the path at the dog park. Size: Approx. 2.5 -2.75" wingspan. Weather: 80 degrees, 72% humidity, sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.93514800000001, -95.3249242

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 13:00
Suggested Identification: 
Common Wood-Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1228468

Observation Notes: 
Was flying around and near the pond at the dog park. Quite vibrant. Size: Approx. 2.5" wingspan. Weather: 80 degrees, 72% humidity, sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.93514800000001, -95.3249242

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 12:45
Suggested Identification: 
Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly