Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Mississippi

Sighting Record 1262028

Observation Notes: 
Early morning sighting in my front yard. 81 degree weather. Sunny and humid. Saw one last year this time and seeing one again this year. It acts as if it’s resting or tired. Allowed me to touch it with minimum resistance. It originally landed on car tire, but I transported it to our flower garden. Now perched on our daisies as I type. Simply beautiful specimen.
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Yazoo County
Location Notes: 
In the south of the United States. The delta of Mississippi
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.85407908860671, -90.41627306101276

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 08:26
Suggested Identification: 
PAPILIO MACHAON
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1254786

Observation Notes: 
Tiny, little thing. Found on brick paver on shaded patio. Appears to have a decent sized chunk out of the left wing. Climbed onto my pinky, seems content resting on my finger away from predators
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Location Notes: 
19 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 34.89982871704672, -90.09880845427725

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 15:29
Suggested Identification: 
Hypoprepia fucosa
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1240688

Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Chickasaw County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 34.0295363, -88.93000589999997

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 14:13
Suggested Identification: 
Thorybes pylades
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1238713

Observation Notes: 
This beautiful caterpillar was enjoying a passion vine breakfast after a long rainy night.
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Jackson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 30.352821904314116, -88.71680756767012

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 08:28
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1238712

Observation Notes: 
This little guy was spotted on a rainy morning in my patio container of milkweed.
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Jackson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 30.35153345446068, -88.71949355337586

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 08:06
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1238689

Observation Notes: 
On my flowers, after rain today
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Hinds County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.182576184740256, -90.34927681786701

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 17:17
Suggested Identification: 
Eastern Common Butterly
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1236962

Observation Notes: 
The Monarch had just come out of its chrysalis, and it was filling its wings before its first flight. The weather was sunny and dry.
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Lafayette County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 34.341039884875364, -89.49006184687772

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 09:58
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1234667

Observation Notes: 
Looked like a sunflower seed, about 3/4 of an inch long / on screen door to camper attracted by light
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Lamar County
Location Notes: 
Campsite number 30
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 31.083858689219518, -89.49384117356385

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 19:30
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1234465

Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Rankin County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.348207314031384, -90.05825757980347

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 13:30
Suggested Identification: 
Laugher Moth Caterpillar
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1234363

Observation Notes: 
Several of these flying around the lantana next to the driveway. Temperature was low 90's and partly cloudy.
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Lauderdale County
Location Notes: 
2 miles south of Collinsville, Ms on Hill-thompson Road.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.46523441686673, -88.82304060747907

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 16:39
Suggested Identification: 
Gulf Fritillary Butterfly
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly
Date Notes: 
Temp in low nineties, partly cloudy.