Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Mississippi

Sighting Record 1224847

Observation Notes: 
12 observed, Longleaf Pine Savanna, well maintained by frequent burning, Vanillaleaf budding not blooming
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Wayne County
Location Notes: 
12 individuals noted along a walk of the entire length of 221A, good butterfly abundance here
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 31.477716181203657, -88.94169207093734

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 09:55
Suggested Identification: 
Little Metalmark
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly
Date Notes: 
Hot, 90+ degree heat index, 66% humidity, these butterflies were not present last assessment 2 weeks ago. 12 individuals counted

Sighting Record 1224461

Observation Notes: 
Upland Pine Savanna with sandhill areas, nectaring on Asclepias obovata
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Perry County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 31.10215117832208, -88.96494894949603

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 10:35
Suggested Identification: 
Byssus Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly
Date Notes: 
85 degrees, 90% humidity, sunny

Sighting Record 1224459

Observation Notes: 
Saw many in this area, will add an additional observation for an adjacent road
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Perry County
Location Notes: 
Upland Longleaf Pine Savanna, several sandhill areas with Post Oak, most seen nectaring on Asclepias obovata
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 31.116758754196766, -88.91494839861821

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 11:05
Suggested Identification: 
Byssus Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly
Date Notes: 
88 degrees, 90% humidity, full sun

Sighting Record 1224431

Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Lauderdale County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.465134843659975, -88.82295745899961

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:29
Suggested Identification: 
Silver spotted skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1224268

Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Lauderdale County
Location Notes: 
photos taken in Lantana bed next to driveway. Temp in high 90's with a slight chance of scattered showers.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.465148713253676, -88.82295406149069

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 16:17
Suggested Identification: 
American Lady
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1224265

Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Lauderdale County
Location Notes: 
Photos taken in lantan bed planted along driveway.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.465162, -88.82230299999998

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 16:16
Suggested Identification: 
Giant Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1223309

Observation Notes: 
Sunny and humid
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Lafayette County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 34.347263609059056, -89.66330931886421

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 16:50
Suggested Identification: 
Hermaris diffinis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1222673

Observation Notes: 
I thought this was a hummingbird at first. After I observed it for a brief time, I realized that it was a hummingbird moth. I heard someone on the radio talking about it and looked it up last summer. It was in the Lantana with the previously reported butterflies.
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Lauderdale County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.465162, -88.82230299999998

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 10:27
Suggested Identification: 
Hummingbird Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1222667

Observation Notes: 
Photos taken outside my garage, the butterflies were flying in the Lantan my wife has planted.
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Lauderdale County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.465162, -88.82230299999998

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 10:27
Suggested Identification: 
Spicebush swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1221156

Observation Notes: 
Was found on oak tree branch.
Region: 
United States
Mississippi
Pearl River County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 30.83573791201304, -89.6699011233539

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 14:20
Suggested Identification: 
Yellow neck caterpillar moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar