Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Kansas

Sighting Record 1227395

Observation Notes: 
This is the second Buckeye I photographed today at the demonstration gardens (there were lots of them around everywhere). This one was in the herb bed. Pretty weathered. Size: Approx. 2.25" wingspan. Weather: 91 degrees, 70% humidity, sunny muggy skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
Douglas County Extension Center Demonstration Gardens
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 13:55
Suggested Identification: 
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1227388

Observation Notes: 
This was the other Monarch I saw at the county extension demonstration gardens today, sailing in and out of the butterfly beds. The underside of this one's wings were more of a faded, golden yellow color. And it seemed to prefer the Purpletop Vervain. Size: Approx. 4.25" wingspan. Weather: 91 degrees, 70% humidity, sunny muggy skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 13:45
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1227374

Observation Notes: 
First (of many) seen flying everywhere at the demonstration gardens moving quickly from one kind of flower to another. This one is on some Mist Flower, rotating around on it in quarter increments. Weather: 91 degrees, 70% humidity, sunny muggy skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Location Notes: 
Douglas County Extension Center Demonstration Gardens (where Master Gardeners are trained).
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 13:25
Suggested Identification: 
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1227372

Observation Notes: 
Dark morph female that was flying mostly around the pink phlox, later the white phlox, at the demonstration gardens at our county extension center. Beat its wings furiously most of the time as it zipped from one blossom to the next. Size: Approx. 5" wingspan. Weather: 91 degrees, 70% humidity, sunny muggy skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 13:15
Suggested Identification: 
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1227365

Observation Notes: 
First Monarch seen flying through the butterfly flower beds at the county extension demonstration gardens. First seen on some pink Phlox, then flew over to a light purple Butterfly Bush blossom, then enjoyed some Bluebeard blossoms, and at one point I picked it up and set it on my shirt where it stayed for a couple of seconds then flew off. Size: Approx. 4 -4.5" wingspan. Weather: 91 degrees, 70% humidity, sunny muggy skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 13:00
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1226881

Region: 
United States
Kansas
Coffey County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.09716188988657, -95.612355195455

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 13:00
Suggested Identification: 
Tiger Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1226605

Observation Notes: 
Big, beautiful light green butterfly or moth. Topeka, Kansas. In the shade on the north side of our home in the afternoon. It was a nice, warm humid day.
Region: 
Shawnee County
Kansas
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9962678, -95.76598709999996

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 14:30
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1226291

Region: 
United States
Kansas
Ness County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.4444594, -99.69206299999996

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 18:30
Suggested Identification: 
Regal Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1225507

Observation Notes: 
Dark morph female, SO HUGE, bigger than the Giant Swallowtail I saw the other day. Was flying in and through the butterfly flower bed at the county extension demonstration gardens, mostly feeding on the Joe-Pye Weed, flying through it and landing on different blossoms. Watched it for about 15 minutes doing this. At one point, it and the black swallowtail I also saw flew up in the sky together, and the black swallowtail was majorly dwarfed by the size of this butterfly. Best part was towards the end of my time watching it when it let me get the closest I've ever gotten to a large butterfly that's feeding before, with it being about 3" from my face, just watching it! Size: Approx. 6" wingspan, if not larger, biggest butterfly I've ever seen. Weather: 89 degrees, 56% humidity, sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 16:20
Suggested Identification: 
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1225495

Observation Notes: 
Seen flying through the butterfly garden beds, (along with two other swallowtails, monarchs and more), at the county extension demonstration gardens. It flew from one Purpletop Vervain blossom to the next, would occasionally sail around the butterfly bushes and joe-pye weed in the central flower bed, but ultimately went back to the vervain, which were across the path, in another bed with some ornamental grasses. At one point, it let me get VERY close to it with my camera as it popped over from one blossom to the next. Size: Approx. 3-3.25" wingspan. Weather: 89 degrees, 56% humidity, sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 16:00
Suggested Identification: 
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly