Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Kansas

Sighting Record 1225489

Observation Notes: 
Seen gently sailing through the butterfly garden beds at the county extension demo gardens, preferring to feed from the purple butterfly bushes. A little tattered, both tails missing. Size: Approx. 4" wingspan. Weather: 89 degrees, 56% humidity.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.947359, -95.21180099999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 15:45
Suggested Identification: 
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1225371

Observation Notes: 
Flying in grass right next to a large pond on an extremely humid partly sunny party cloudy day. Maybe feeding on frog fruit wildflower. Crawford State Fishing Lake Number 1
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Crawford County
Location Notes: 
Crawford State Fishing Lake Number 1
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.477330820749245, -94.69287799511557

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 11:30
Suggested Identification: 
Least Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1225370

Observation Notes: 
Attracted overnight to the lights of Headquarters/Visitor
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Stafford County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.07453131970529, -98.49120855331421

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 13:00
Suggested Identification: 
Catocala amatrix
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1225341

Observation Notes: 
On container plant of potatoes.
Region: 
Johnson County
Kansas
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.94947801236487, -94.73544532913024

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 13:28
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1225340

Observation Notes: 
Feeding on my containers of parsley and carrot tops. There are 15 total. Trying to rear as the food is running low.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Johnson County
Location Notes: 
Container patio garden
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.95076371404232, -94.71680681931247

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 09:22
Suggested Identification: 
Black Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1225208

Observation Notes: 
Seen on some bright yellow Lantana in a flower bed at a local park. Many butterflies flying around the flower beds today. Weather: 95 degrees, 60% humidity, sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.962297, -95.23625219999997

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 15:00
Suggested Identification: 
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui))
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1225206

Observation Notes: 
Seen flying around and nectaring on some red zinnias in a flower bed at a local park. Weather: 95 degrees, 60% humidity, sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.962297, -95.23625219999997

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 15:05
Suggested Identification: 
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1225205

Observation Notes: 
At the end of my time at the park, I was standing by the white Butterfly Bushes again, and 4 Monarchs came to it all at the same time, a few circled me several times and quite close (which was very cool), then they all got on it and started feeding from it. Two of them were this mating pair, which moved about on one blossom of the first white Butterfly Bush, then flew over to another blossom on the second white Butterfly Bush, stayed there for a little bit, then flew back to the original bush it was on. Didn't mind me getting pretty close to them at all, which surprised me. Lasted until I quit photographing them, about 10 minutes. Weather: 95 degrees, 60% humidity, sunny skies. Note: Not sure if this pair is two of the single submissions I sent earlier, or was a new pair?
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.962297, -95.23625219999997

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 15:35
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1225193

Observation Notes: 
Third of several Monarchs seen flying around the flower beds at a local park. This one preferred the White Butterfly Bush as well, moving quickly about it, then flying off a short distance, then returning to it. Weather: 95 degrees, 60% humidity, sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.962297, -95.23625219999997

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 15:30
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1225181

Observation Notes: 
Second of several Monarchs seen flying around the flower beds at a local park. This one was flying around one of the partially-shaded beds, landing for about 2 minutes on some milkweed. Weather: 95 degrees, 60% humidity, sunny skies.
Region: 
United States
Kansas
Douglas County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.962297, -95.23625219999997

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 15:25
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly