Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Missouri

Sighting Record 1136607

Observation Notes: 
Cooler August morning, found resting on a post outside of the feed store in Centerville Missouri. This was almost 24 hours after the full total eclipse.
Region: 
Reynolds County
United States
Missouri
Location Notes: 
Hwy 72 & 21 intersection in Centerville Missouri. Reynolds County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.40543169714177, -90.9585571289063

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 10:45
Suggested Identification: 
Luna Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1136124

Observation Notes: 
Spotted sitting on a concrete bumper in a Phillips 66 parking lot. This was about 90 minutes after a total solar eclipse occurred. Perhaps the moth was confused about time of day.
Region: 
Jefferson County
United States
Missouri
Location Notes: 
Parking lot of a Phillips 66 in Festus, MO.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.2206101, -90.39595429999997

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 14:30
Suggested Identification: 
Cecropia moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1131290

Observation Notes: 
First noticed the moth outside my office window around 5:00 a.m. where it remained until around 7:30 a.m.. I have a nearby Sweetgum tree and am hoping that eggs were laid there.
Region: 
Jackson County
United States
Missouri
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9854226, -94.3813697

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 06:47
Suggested Identification: 
Luna
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1126839

Observation Notes: 
This moth was sitting on concrete at a gas station. Seemed healthy and was moving but was calmly sitting on the ground.
Region: 
St. Charles County
United States
Missouri
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.789265252373475, -90.49713134765625

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:30
Suggested Identification: 
Regal Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1120159

Observation Notes: 
She was on a concrete walkway/bridge as I was walking from a parking lot into my building for work this morning. I assume she is dying, to be in such a high-traffic location at such an hour. Afraid she would be mistaken for a leaf and stepped on, I managed to get her to flutter off the sidewalk out of the way. She responded to my nudges with a leaf by fluttering, but she appeared unable to fly.
Region: 
St. Charles County
United States
Missouri
Location Notes: 
Mastercard technology headquarters
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.7468239, -90.74607079999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 08:20
Suggested Identification: 
Actias luna
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1113861

Observation Notes: 
We noticed this moth on our deck on the 3rd and still there today which is the 4th. I believe it is a female. I'm hoping she is laying eggs but possibly may be dying. Not sure yet. The weather here has been rainy. I have a koi pond with hostas all around it.
Region: 
Clay County
Missouri
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.39967, -94.39121699999998

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 00:00
Suggested Identification: 
Luna moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1109444

Observation Notes: 
Sunny day, low that night about 20 F, temp at the time of sighting about 35-40 F.
Region: 
United States
Missouri
New Madrid County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.5486351, -89.4316601

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 00:00
Suggested Identification: 
Common Buckeye - Junonia coenia
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1106698

Observation Notes: 
Caterpillar was found in the water at the lake while we were fishing and we pulled it from the water. We are unsure of the type of caterpillar since we can't find a picture of another one that matches the coloring. We would like to know what we found? Is it a moth or butterfly? What species of caterpillar did we find? Thank you for your help.
Region: 
United States
Missouri
Jackson County
Location Notes: 
Lake Remembrance in Blue Springs, Missouri. We would like to know what kind of caterpillar this is. We have spent hours searching online and can't find anything close to this one we found.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.033748758148, -94.237367576875

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 05:00
Suggested Identification: 
Caterpillar
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar
Date Notes: 
Found on October 16, 2016 at Lake Remembrance in Blue Springs, Missouri

Sighting Record 1105912

Region: 
United States
Missouri
Lawrence County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.2717279, -93.9865671

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 14:16
Suggested Identification: 
Spotted Beet Webworm Moth - Hymenia perspectalis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1105716

Observation Notes: 
Found on oak. Larvae were collected on 8/25/16 and photos taken 10/7/16; larvae are growing very slowly.
Region: 
United States
Missouri
Greene County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.1733296, -93.9317468

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 00:00
Suggested Identification: 
Dasychira tephra
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar