Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Massachusetts

Sighting Record 1253354

Observation Notes: 
Found in grass.
Region: 
United States
Massachusetts
Plymouth County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.8222719, -70.98039659999999

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 17:45
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1253278

Observation Notes: 
Found near a light.
Region: 
United States
Massachusetts
Middlesex County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.4115164, -71.1594497

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 23:29
Suggested Identification: 
Crambus agitatellus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1253277

Observation Notes: 
Found near a light.
Region: 
United States
Massachusetts
Middlesex County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.4115164, -71.1594497

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 00:28
Suggested Identification: 
Crambus saltellus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1253172

Observation Notes: 
Found resting under a chair on our deck. FW length of 6mm.
Region: 
United States
Massachusetts
Middlesex County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.4115164, -71.1594497

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 17:26
Suggested Identification: 
Psyche casta
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1253154

Observation Notes: 
Raised from caterpillar on a maple (Acer sp., maybe a norway maple, A. platanoides). Folded over corners of leaves into itself and ate from inside the fold. Pupated inside a cell similar to that of its normal feeding habits but it was held shut much tighter. Pupated on 5/26 and hatched as an adult on 6/12. Spent about twenty five minutes emerging from the pupa and developing the wings. It first pushed itself out of the fold in which it pupated in the leaf. Then, it slithered out of the pupa, and crawled to an upright wall where it began to develop its wings. About halfway through, it folded its wings up, showing the underside (as seen in one of the images). Then, it laid them down flat and rested and finished developing its wings.
Region: 
United States
Massachusetts
Middlesex County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.4115164, -71.1594497

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 16:43
Suggested Identification: 
Acleris forsskaleana
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1253109

Observation Notes: 
Found flying around in the grass during the day.
Region: 
United States
Massachusetts
Middlesex County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.4115164, -71.1594497

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 12:53
Suggested Identification: 
Pyrausta rubricalis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1253107

Observation Notes: 
Found near a light. Noticeably larger than specimens found last fall.
Region: 
United States
Massachusetts
Middlesex County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.4115164, -71.1594497

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 23:11
Suggested Identification: 
Platphalonidia felix
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1253105

Observation Notes: 
Found near a light.
Region: 
United States
Massachusetts
Middlesex County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.4115164, -71.1594497

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 22:03
Suggested Identification: 
Coelostathma discopunctata
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1253102

Observation Notes: 
Found near a light.
Region: 
United States
Massachusetts
Middlesex County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.4115164, -71.1594497

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 23:15
Suggested Identification: 
Pyrrhia exprimens
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1253101

Observation Notes: 
Found near a light.
Region: 
United States
Massachusetts
Middlesex County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.4115164, -71.1594497

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 23:14
Suggested Identification: 
Hedya separatana
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth