Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Kansas

Sighting Record 1204575

Observation Notes: 
Weather was sunny and temperatures were in the upper 60 degree range.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Johnson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.8356033795234, -94.75147977733684

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 14:14
Suggested Identification: 
American Lady butterfly (Vanessa virginiensis)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1204385

Observation Notes: 
This guy had very recently exited his cocoon, and was "warming up" his wings.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Pottawatomie County
Location Notes: 
2 miles East of Manhattan, Kansas
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.1925598, -96.52501760000001

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 14:26
Suggested Identification: 
Hyalophora cecropia, Cecropia silkmoth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1204180

Observation Notes: 
Saw this little crescent flying around the grass near a parking lot on the edge of a wooded area near Clinton Lake. Size: 1" wingspan. Weather: 73 degrees, partly sunny skies, had just very lightly rained and stopped.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9421266, -95.35431510000001

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 17:30
Suggested Identification: 
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1204171

Observation Notes: 
Seen at Clinton Lake State Park in a parking lot area bordering a deeply wooded area. The lake was only about 50-75' away. Flew around me, then up in tree, would land on the ground, stay briefly, then up and around me again, etc. Size: Approx. 2-2.25" wingspan. Weather: Warm 77 degrees, approx. 50% humidity, mostly sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9421266, -95.35431510000001

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 12:45
Suggested Identification: 
Goatweed Leafwing (Anaea andria)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1203850

Observation Notes: 
Saw this small moth in the grass in part of a large open field of grasses, clover, milkweed plants, thistles, etc at the dog park. Colors of this one were tans and browns. Size: Approx. .75". Weather: 60 degrees, ground very damp and muddy in most areas, partly sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.93514800000001, -95.3249242

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 19:00
Suggested Identification: 
Forage Looper Moth (Caenurgina erechtea) --?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1203845

Observation Notes: 
Saw several of these while at the dog park, first three in a wooded area of tall black cherry trees (many covered with lichens and algae), junipers, and tall grasses. Area was very muddy and wet due to several days of heavy rain. They stayed on the perimeter and seemed to follow my path flying between the trees and always landing on a black cherry trunk. The fourth one I saw was near the pond, again on a black cherry trunk on the periphery of a wooded area. That one appeared to have a small puncture-type wound (?) with a few small spots of blood on the lower part of its abdomen. Size of each: Approx. 2-2.25". Weather: Partly sunny, 60 degrees, 65% humidity.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.93514800000001, -95.3249242

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 18:45
Suggested Identification: 
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1203594

Observation Notes: 
Saw several of these popping up in an open field of grasses and weeds. Size: Approx. .75 - 1" wingspan. Weather: Approx. 65 degrees, 65% humidity, and mostly overcast skies with occasional sunshine breaking through like when I saw this.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
Up by Sesquicentennial Point.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.93514800000001, -95.3249242

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 14:00
Suggested Identification: 
Chickweed Geometer (Haematopis grataria)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1203593

Observation Notes: 
Seen atop hill in open field within tall grasses, dandelions, shepherd's purse and lots of nearby juniper and arborvitae trees. Moved pretty fast. Size: Approx. 1 - 1.25" wingspan. Weather: Overcast skies, approx. 65 degrees, 65% humidity.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.938057, -95.32724309999998

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 13:40
Suggested Identification: 
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1203462

Region: 
United States
Kansas
Saline County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.859609, -97.72358500000001

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 15:34
Suggested Identification: 
Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly