Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Montana

Sighting Record 1202403

Observation Notes: 
This caterpillar was found on a low shrub (ID not recorded), in an open mixed conifer forest with a shrub-grass-forb understory. Common shrubs in the area included snowberry and huckleberry.
Region: 
United States
Montana
Missoula County
Location Notes: 
North of Lindberg Lake along the Meadow Lake Road, Missoula County, Montana.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 47.413492077064966, -113.72934605047914

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 14:12
Suggested Identification: 
Cleft-headed Looper, Biston betularia?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1202223

Observation Notes: 
Moth was found on the side of the house in the morning, perched under a house light that had been left on all night.
Region: 
United States
Montana
Missoula County
Location Notes: 
2523 Klondike Ct, Missoula, MT. North end of Missoula near Grant Creek.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 46.930169, -114.0317718

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 07:22
Suggested Identification: 
Tortricidia testacea
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1202165

Observation Notes: 
Saw and photographed this interesting caterpillar while on a hike. It was on a Penstemon, likely either Wilcox's or Alberta Penstemon (the two are hard to tell apart without the leaves). All images are of the same caterpillar.
Region: 
United States
Montana
Missoula County
Location Notes: 
Lolo National Forest, Missoula County, on a ridge between Sawmill Gulch and Grant Creek. Habitat was a meadow with scattered Ponderosa pine, dominated by bunchgrasses and forbs. Location was from a GPS track file.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 46.93248415758827, -113.99500407882385

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, June 24, 2006 - 11:45
Suggested Identification: 
Meris alticola
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1201920

Observation Notes: 
Several moths came into the porch lights of a building during the night, and were perched on and near the building in the morning.
Region: 
United States
Montana
Powell County
Location Notes: 
Bunkhouse at the Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Management Area near Ovando, MT.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 47.05058376220908, -113.27268672829894

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 09:25
Suggested Identification: 
Ceanothus Silkmoth, Hyalophora euryalus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1201878

Observation Notes: 
Several of these moths came in to the outside light.
Region: 
United States
Montana
Missoula County
Location Notes: 
2523 Klondike Ct, Missoula, MT. North side of Missoula near Grant Creek.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 46.930169, -114.0317718

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 21:30
Suggested Identification: 
Xylena cineritia
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1201876

Observation Notes: 
This moth came in to the outside light, landed briefly on the side of the house, then left.
Region: 
United States
Montana
Missoula County
Location Notes: 
2523 Klondike Court, Missoula, MT. North side of Missoula near Grant Creek.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 46.930169, -114.0317718

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 22:42
Suggested Identification: 
Xylena nupera
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1201838

Region: 
United States
Montana
Carbon County
Location Notes: 
Custer National Forest
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 45.250131959708526, -109.45760186816631

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 9, 2005 - 09:05
Suggested Identification: 
Common Branded Skipper (Hesperia comma)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1201835

Region: 
United States
Montana
Park County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 45.02770875905046, -110.70237625435482

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, June 25, 2006 - 11:20
Suggested Identification: 
Square-dotted Blue (Euphilotes battoides)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1201801

Observation Notes: 
Came to external house lights. First seen at 5 AM
Region: 
United States
Montana
Carbon County
Location Notes: 
Private home
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 45.304115263189495, -109.366448641803

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 11:58
Suggested Identification: 
Many-lined Wainscot (Leucania multilinea)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth