Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Louisiana

Sighting Record 1205761

Observation Notes: 
Found moth hiding in thick ardesia bed along neighborhood street. Weather warm, sunny, and dry. Moth undisturbed by my getting within 6 inches to photograph.
Region: 
United States
Louisiana
Orleans Parish
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 29.944330040384497, -90.12912333758891

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 13:30
Suggested Identification: 
Polyphemus moth Antheraea polyphemus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
Sunny, warm, midday

Sighting Record 1205599

Observation Notes: 
habitat: mixed pine-hardwood forest in Kisatchie NF. conditions: 70's F; cloud and sun; breeze. Summer or Spring Azure?
Region: 
United States
Louisiana
Grant Parish
Location Notes: 
Forest Service Rd 146 just north of Stuart Lake Rd
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 31.491896804881975, -92.46704645323808

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:29
Suggested Identification: 
Summer Azure
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1205595

Observation Notes: 
habitat: residential part of town with patches of mixed pine-hardwoods, yards, thickets, clearings, and ponds
Region: 
United States
Louisiana
La Salle Parish
Location Notes: 
near Austin Road in Jena, La Salle Parish
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 31.69801798705747, -92.12228360301043

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 07:05
Suggested Identification: 
Confused Eusarca
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1205583

Observation Notes: 
habitat: road clearing through pine woods near small hardwood gully in hilly pinewoods setting. conditions: 70's F.; sunny; breezy
Region: 
United States
Louisiana
La Salle Parish
Location Notes: 
Zimmer Creek Road at junction with Soggy Bottom Road
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 31.71915366780333, -92.19092575393483

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 09:22
Suggested Identification: 
Zebra Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1205506

Region: 
United States
Louisiana
Vernon Parish
Location Notes: 
31.027667, -92.977000 Dove Field, Kisatchie NF
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 31.02762616648184, -92.97586135770263

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 14:15
Suggested Identification: 
Pipevine Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1205504

Region: 
United States
Louisiana
Vernon Parish
Location Notes: 
31.027500, -92.975250 Dove Field, Kisatchie NF
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 31.027644553964155, -92.97573261166991

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 13:48
Suggested Identification: 
Southern Broken-Dash
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1205503

Region: 
United States
Louisiana
Vernon Parish
Location Notes: 
31.027528, -92.975417 Dove Field, Kisatchie NF
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 31.02719865651813, -92.97542147542418

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 13:46
Suggested Identification: 
Palamedes Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1205494

Region: 
United States
Louisiana
Vernon Parish
Location Notes: 
31.027435, -92.976033 Dove Field, Kisatchie NF
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 31.027492091029497, -92.9758984316179

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 13:42
Suggested Identification: 
Hoary Edge
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1205492

Region: 
United States
Louisiana
Vernon Parish
Location Notes: 
31.006139, -92.984583 Fullerton Lake Dam, Kisatchie NF
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 31.00617049020999, -92.98410448980292

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 12:46
Suggested Identification: 
Southern Broken-Dash
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1205351

Observation Notes: 
These caterpillars (black and yellow striped, approx 1/8" to 1" long) have attacked my Grape Vine on the underside of the leaves. They eat the whole leaf, leaving only a brown skeleton of the leaf hanging on the vine. Their tiny black eggs seem to be enclosed in a white sac. The smaller larvae (approx 1/8" long) seem to feed in groups, but the larger ones ( approx 1" long) seem to be isolated. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) has been applied twice at a 5 day interval to try to control them but they seem to be multiplying regardless of the pesticide. They are seen mornings and evenings but are not visible so much during the mid day.
Region: 
United States
Louisiana
Jefferson Parish
Location Notes: 
Greater New Orleans area, less than 1 mile South of Lake Pontchartrain
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 30.0006645, -90.16473310000003

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 17:00
Suggested Identification: 
Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (Harrisina americana)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar
Date Notes: 
I've been seeing the larvae on my grape vine for the past two weeks.