Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Kansas

Sighting Record 1192772

Observation Notes: 
Female flying around and above mowed grassy area, would land, but not stay long, fly around again, stop again on the grass... took a little while to photograph. Size: Approx. 2.75-3" wingspan. Weather: Sunny, windy, approx. 65 degrees
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.92058, -95.24873500000001

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 16:40
Suggested Identification: 
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1192770

Observation Notes: 
Seen flying around a field, bouncing around before briefly landing on this milkweed at the Baker Wetlands. Size : Approx. 1.75-2" wingspan. Weather: Sunny, approx. 65 degrees
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.92058, -95.24873500000001

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 16:20
Suggested Identification: 
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1192560

Region: 
United States
Kansas
Harper County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.15995962054359, -98.02989291216431

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 17:20
Suggested Identification: 
Gulf Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1192524

Region: 
United States
Kansas
Sedgwick County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.7664512, -97.36697600000002

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 14:00
Suggested Identification: 
Buckeye butterfly
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1192510

Observation Notes: 
Very quick movements, rarely spread wings. Fed on a variety of flowers.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Harper County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.15998722121736, -98.0298985005249

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 12:35
Suggested Identification: 
Orange Sulpher
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1192438

Observation Notes: 
Saw about 8 Monarchs within a 20-minute period in this huge field of tall grasses, LOTS of white aster, and some cattails at Baker Wetlands, right across from a swampy pond. Noticed that several of them, after having sailed around and fed on the aster, would then fly up into, what looked like (not positive?), an approx. 15' tall sumac tree (Staghorn Sumac?) that was on the edge of the pond. It wasn't a willow tree. Weather: Nice, sunny with a few clouds, approx. 68 degrees. Size of this one: Approx. 3.5-4" wingspan.
Region: 
Douglas County
United States
Kansas
Location Notes: 
*Baker Wetlands
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.92058, -95.24873500000001

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 17:00
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1192436

Observation Notes: 
Seen on the white aster at the dog park. Fluttery as always. Size: Approx. 1.25" from top of head to bottom wingtip. Weather: Sun was beginning to set, nice, approx. 65 degrees out.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Location Notes: 
*Near Clinton Lake
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.929102369791266, -95.32206359999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 17:10
Suggested Identification: 
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1192435

Observation Notes: 
This is the second Monarch I saw, about 10 feet down the path from the first one I saw, dangling from some white aster at the dog park. Size: From top of head to bottom wingtip, approx. 2.25". Weather: Sun was beginning to set, nice out, approx. 65 degrees.
Region: 
Douglas County
United States
Kansas
Location Notes: 
*Near Clinton Lake
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.93514800000001, -95.3249242

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 17:30
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1192434

Observation Notes: 
Seen on some white aster at the dog park. There were a couple of Monarchs sailing around. No zoom, this one actually let me and my camera lens get about 3" away from it. Size: Approx. 3.5-3.75" wingspan. Weather: Sun was beginning to set, nice, approx. 65 degrees.
Region: 
Kansas
United States
Location Notes: 
*Near Clinton Lake
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9290356, -95.32206359999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 17:15
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1192408

Observation Notes: 
Flying in our grass near Hollyhocks in full sun, temps are cool, 60 degrees. Hard to get a picture, super flighty.
Region: 
Crawford County
United States
Kansas
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.4152664, -94.71209329999999

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:15
Suggested Identification: 
Common Checkered Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly