Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Maine

Sighting Record 1153053

Observation Notes: 
This a male hairstreak of a unidentified species. Taken in the warm sunny early afternoon in Falmouth, ME at the edge of a field. He postured and rubbed his hindwings against his forewings while on white flowers close to the ground. The wingspan was a little over an inch. A female nearby caught his attention and he started displaying near her. Shortly their after the pair flew away into the tall grass.
Region: 
Cumberland County
United States
Maine
Location Notes: 
At the edge of a garden. We do not use pesticides and mow the field yearly in the very late fall.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.750438620997066, -70.27521094085085

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 00:41
Suggested Identification: 
Hairstreak
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1151472

Observation Notes: 
On side of building, near porch light. Mixed spruce boreal forest.
Region: 
Washington County
United States
Maine
Partner Project: 
Adirondack All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 44.4605753, -67.93418359999998

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 12:04
Suggested Identification: 
Tetracis cachetiata
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1150934

Region: 
Piscataquis County
United States
Maine
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 46.0612509, -68.93677149999996

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 13:00
Suggested Identification: 
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1150804

Observation Notes: 
In wet shrubby meadow.
Region: 
Washington County
United States
Maine
Location Notes: 
Birch Point Trail, Petit Manan NWR
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 44.43911768262133, -67.8937767147363

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 11:46
Suggested Identification: 
Chlosyne harrisii
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1150705

Region: 
Hancock County
United States
Maine
Location Notes: 
Somewhere along the road between the Schoodic Loop Road and Schoodic Point.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 44.33505517752154, -68.05806255288189

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 14:52
Suggested Identification: 
Celastrina sp.
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1150156

Observation Notes: 
It was fluttering around and visiting the various wildflowers growing between the rocks right on the shore there at Acadia National Park's Schoodic Point.
Region: 
Hancock County
United States
Maine
Location Notes: 
Was very near the parking area (between the ocean and the parking area)
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 44.33248076134991, -68.06078553199768

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 14:45
Suggested Identification: 
Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly