Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Kansas

Sighting Record 1191160

Observation Notes: 
Found on one of the yellow mums at the garden center I work at. Picked it up to look at it more closely then move it elsewhere, and it did not want to get off of my hand. Size: Approx. 2.25" long. Nice autumn day.
Region: 
Douglas County
United States
Kansas
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9252531, -95.25971070000003

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 13:30
Suggested Identification: 
Salt Marsh Moth (Estigmene acrea)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar
Date Notes: 
Time is approximate.

Sighting Record 1190949

Region: 
Miami County
United States
Kansas
Location Notes: 
1/2 mile south of the Hillsdale Reservoir shooting range
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.64727484217019, -94.89790007472038

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 08:58
Suggested Identification: 
Cercyonis pegala (Common Wood Nymph)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1190240

Observation Notes: 
Never saw this kind eating from my hummingbird feeder before.
Region: 
Miami County
United States
Kansas
Location Notes: 
Just over the state line in Kansas from Missouri - nearest town is Drexel, MO
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.4744481, -94.61750749999999

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 13:45
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1190211

Region: 
Saline County
United States
Kansas
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.8709757, -97.65416570000002

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 11:06
Suggested Identification: 
Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1189952

Observation Notes: 
I found 3 caterpillars and kept them through their metamorphosis. Released 2 monarchs 9-15-18 and 9-17-18. One female, one male. Host plant: what I thought was a useless vine is apparently a milkweed.
Region: 
Riley County
Kansas
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.1655266, -96.61049179999998

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, September 3, 2018 - 16:00
Suggested Identification: 
Danaus plexippus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1189947

Observation Notes: 
Host plant: grape vine Weather: overcast and chilly
Region: 
Riley County
Kansas
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.1654437, -96.61046629999998

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 16:00
Suggested Identification: 
Pandorus Sphinx Eumorpha pandorus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1189782

Observation Notes: 
Very surprised to find one of these, as I have always looked for them, but didn't think they even occurred in this part of Kansas. Happened to notice it while watching the many Gray Hairstreaks feeding on the Goldenrod by the discovery center. Unfortunately didn't have my camera with me, so this is the best I could get with my phone.
Region: 
Saline County
Kansas
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.84495733939265, -97.58931600950928

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 15:27
Suggested Identification: 
Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1189671

Observation Notes: 
Sunny cool morning 68-75 degrees, and we looked up and noticed, over the time of about an hour, hundreds of monarch butterflies flying overhead in a Southwest direction, some lifting out of the tops of our tall trees. A few flew through our yard but the majority were 75-100ft or higher in the air. I have never seen this before here. Hardly any were interested in the flowers, they were all just flying through. By the time of 1:00pm we didn't see many more at all.
Region: 
Crawford County
United States
Kansas
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.4152664, -94.71209329999999

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:00
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1189577

Observation Notes: 
Gorgeous evening, found on Virginia creeper.
Region: 
Shawnee County
Kansas
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.10437100000001, -95.67280979999998

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 19:00
Suggested Identification: 
Pandora e
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar