Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Louisiana

Sighting Record 1187119

Observation Notes: 
Jeromi Hefner, Phillip Wallace, and I observed multiple individuals, flying with Bay and Delaware Skippers (observations submitted separately), along the Blue Goose Trail in Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. We noticed that individuals varied in the pattern and extent of the white stripe on the ventral hind wing; some individuals had the white stripe on the ventral hind wing reduced to slightly elongate spots on one or both sides. The photos in this sighting show two individuals that differ in the size of the stripe.
Region: 
Cameron Parish
United States
Louisiana
Location Notes: 
The map location shown in the record preview is wrong for the coordinates uploaded; the coordinates point to the middle or southern half of the Blue Goose Trail (along the east bank of Shell Canal) in Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, whereas the map places the marker nearer to the center of the refuge in a location that's inaccessible.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 29.9041299, -93.5205641

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 10:10
Suggested Identification: 
Salt Marsh Skipper (Panoquina panoquin)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1187116

Observation Notes: 
Jeromi Hefner, Phillip Wallace, and I obseved one individual in a salt flat adjacent to Broussard Beach, Louisiana. Eastern and Western Pygmy Blues were also flying at the same location, and have been reported there before in Sighting 1107815 and Sighting 917235.
Region: 
Cameron Parish
United States
Louisiana
Location Notes: 
The map location shown in the sighting preview is wrong; it places the marker along Broussard Beach Road, whereas the coordinates point to a location about half way between the road and the open beach to the south.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 29.7773395, -93.2855634

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 15:13
Suggested Identification: 
Delaware Skipper (Anatrytone logan)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1185991

Observation Notes: 
Dave Patton and I observed one individual perching on mostly shaded grass in a wet meadow adjacent to a patch of riparian forest and some open longleaf pine forest in the Nature Conservancy's Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve. The blurred flight shot shows the skipper almost doing a backflip during takeoff; its back is to the left, its head turned a little to the left, and the top of the forewing is visible in the downstroke.
Region: 
St. Tammany Parish
United States
Louisiana
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 30.5057358, -89.96533439999996

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 10:17
Suggested Identification: 
Dion Skipper (Euphyes dion)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1185760

Observation Notes: 
One individual photographed on a house wall under live oak trees
Region: 
Lafayette Parish
United States
Louisiana
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 30.228678, -92.02889240000002

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 10:12
Suggested Identification: 
Sharp-stigma Looper moth (Ctenoplusia oxygramma)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1185759

Observation Notes: 
One individual photographed in a semi-open stairwell at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus
Region: 
Lafayette Parish
United States
Louisiana
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 30.212493, -92.01830000000001

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 14:54
Suggested Identification: 
Pale Green Heterocampa moth (Heterocampa astarte)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1185252

Observation Notes: 
on Senna alata
Region: 
Orleans Parish
United States
Louisiana
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 29.985800828912115, -90.0658788650818

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 17:24
Suggested Identification: 
Clouded Sulphur
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1185144

Observation Notes: 
Dave Patton and I observed one individual feeding on various flowers and at the top of the pitcher on a pitcher plant (see the second photo) in a wet meadow surrounded by open longleaf pine forest in the Nature Conservancy's Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve. At one point, the butterfly went completely inside the top of the pitcher for a brief period and then came back out to continue feeding at the opening of the pitcher.
Region: 
St. Tammany Parish
United States
Louisiana
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 30.5057216, -89.9646242

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 09:49
Suggested Identification: 
White-M Hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1185134

Observation Notes: 
Dave Patton, Phillip Wallace, and I observed one individual drinking on a rotting tree stump in heavily shaded pine and deciduous forest in Kisatchie National Forest. Upon being discovered, the butterfly circled at chest height several times and then landed again on the tree stump and continued drinking.
Region: 
Rapides Parish
United States
Louisiana
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 31.2032735, -92.59960369999999

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 13:29
Suggested Identification: 
Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1185133

Observation Notes: 
Dave Patton and I observed one individual flying in circles overhead in heavily shaded riparian and pine forest along a small stream (Roaring Creek) just south of Boy Scout Road in Kisatchie National Forest. After circling a few times, the butterfly landed on a leaf just overhead, where it appears to have laid an egg (the small, spiky white sphere visible under and behind its abdomen).
Region: 
Rapides Parish
United States
Louisiana
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 31.0806337, -92.6108921

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 14:58
Suggested Identification: 
Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1185129

Observation Notes: 
Dave Patton and I observed one individual feeding at Liatris spicata flowers in the Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve on a partly cloudy but warm morning.
Region: 
St. Tammany Parish
United States
Louisiana
Location Notes: 
Wet meadow with pitcher plants, various other flowers, and patches of open longleaf pine forest
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 30.5057631, -89.9669121

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 10:30
Suggested Identification: 
Hummingbird Clearwing moth (Hemaris thysbe)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth