Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Mississippi

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.

Sighting Record 1232996

Observation Notes: 
3 long tailed skippers have visited my lantana every evening this week. Moving from flower to flower quickly. They only stay still for 1 second before flying to next flower. Dry warm weather. Plant exists in shaded part of yard.
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Lamar County
Location Notes: 
601 Main Street Purvis, MS
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 31.14745955274557, -89.41210553817564

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 17:15
Suggested Identification: 
Long Tailed Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1231470

Observation Notes: 
The moth was sitting on a sunny brick wall basking. It appears to be a male moth. I was told that there was a second moth on another wall that might have been a female repeatedly flying into a white aluminum wall. Note: I did not observe the second moth.
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Pike County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 31.29414677751989, -90.43767213821411

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 09:49
Suggested Identification: 
Antheraea polyphemus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth