Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Mississippi

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

Sighting Record 1230850

Observation Notes: 
Landed on my front porch this morning. I had to avoid stepping on it while I retrieved my camera.
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Lauderdale County
Location Notes: 
2 miles south of Collinsville, Ms just off Hwy 19.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.46523441686673, -88.82282334854887

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, September 2, 2019 - 09:41
Suggested Identification: 
'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly
Date Notes: 

Sighting Record 1230328

Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Chickasaw County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 34.0327595, -88.9314612

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:29
Suggested Identification: 
Achalarus lyciades
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1229347

Observation Notes: 
photographed on my wallet
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Holmes County
Location Notes: 
Found on a gas pump at Scott Petroleum fueling station, Lexington, MS
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 33.11182471222915, -90.04699750039913

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 07:00
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1229110

Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Chickasaw County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 34.04319205951878, -88.93119340317992

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:50
Suggested Identification: 
Limenitis arthemis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1228801

Observation Notes: 
Rainy; hanging out on my blue berry bushes. They are everywhere.
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Lee County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 34.11665652569421, -88.60993461168749

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 21:30
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar
Date Notes: 
Late summer

Sighting Record 1228576

Observation Notes: 
On my zinnias
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Madison County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.4329827, -90.13520269999998

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 09:59
Suggested Identification: 
Long tailed skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1227625

Observation Notes: 
Protected walkway rural school
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Lincoln County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 31.62811475848848, -90.5565622641634

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 07:30
Suggested Identification: 
Tersa Sphinx moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1227622

Observation Notes: 
Resting on deck where potted plants are located in shade.
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Copiah County
Location Notes: 
Small town
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 31.6990166, -90.39937659999998

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 16:00
Suggested Identification: 
Rustic Sphinx moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth