Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Montana

Sighting Record 1249928

Observation Notes: 
Butterfly was very lethargic. I don't know if it was dying or if it was getting ready to lay eggs. I only saw it flutter from the grass to this sage brush once and did not get a good look at the top wing, though it was darker in color i assume brownish or dark blue.
Region: 
United States
Montana
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 46.699404411159875, -112.18007385969368

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, May 25, 2020 - 13:00
Suggested Identification: 
Arctic Blue
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1249250

Observation Notes: 
This individual was the only one I saw with these markings at a mud puddle that was otherwise filled with Celastrina ladon with more "typical" Spring Azures.
Region: 
United States
Montana
Missoula County
Location Notes: 
In the Davis Creek area on private property
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 46.74134272324115, -113.99810927369683

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 16:21
Suggested Identification: 
Celastrina ladon (or lucia?)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1249166

Observation Notes: 
Need some assistance on identifying this moth.
Region: 
United States
Montana
Carbon County
Location Notes: 
At the end of the Sullivan's Knob Trail in the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area (Montana)
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 45.0485423744132, -108.22528839111328

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 13:11
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
Very sunny day. Approximately 72 degrees, no wind.

Sighting Record 1248817

Region: 
United States
Montana
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 46.575289628557904, -112.06755404523639

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 11:00
Suggested Identification: 
Juniper Hairstreak 'Siva'
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1248764

Observation Notes: 
Had rained the night before. This moth was flying around quite sporadically, was large and dark brown with distinct white comma like marks on the wings. Picture is blurry due to the specimen being high up and the camera at full zoom.
Region: 
United States
Montana
Lincoln County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 48.3943127, -115.5669273

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 04:30
Suggested Identification: 
It was quite large. Upon researching I suspect a silkmoth but am not 100%
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1248655

Observation Notes: 
Observed numerous individuals throughout the afternoon, many perched on the juniper bushes along the path.
Region: 
United States
Montana
Carbon County
Location Notes: 
On Lower Layout Trail
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 45.074828129904084, -108.24644723090822

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 13:00
Suggested Identification: 
Juniper Hairstreak
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1248502

Observation Notes: 
The moth has been on our window screen for 4 days and has not moved, except for moving its wings. The weather has been cloudy, rainy, and in the 50's during the day, high 30's at night.
Region: 
United States
Montana
Ravalli County
Location Notes: 
5 miles south of Hamilton, MT 59840
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 46.195725347995754, -114.20809507369995

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 20:00
Suggested Identification: 
Cecropia Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
The moth has been on our window screen for 4 days now.

Sighting Record 1248005

Observation Notes: 
Many observed signally in an open area with wild rose bushes
Region: 
United States
Montana
Cascade County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 47.344014323983416, -111.98202144163703

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 13:30
Suggested Identification: 
Platyprepia virginalis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1247999

Region: 
United States
Montana
Valley County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 48.02488929922189, -106.44409800793026

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 13:56
Suggested Identification: 
Anisa Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1247769

Region: 
United States
Montana
Ravalli County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 46.61717404354364, -114.08771087112045

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:04
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
This is not the date. I can't remember exactly, it was some time in the warmer months of 2019