Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Nebraska

Sighting Record 1099596

Observation Notes: 
This guy was sitting on our newly installed deck on the railing in the backyard. I thought he was a leaf stuck to the deck railing at first. He seemed to be enjoying a little bit of sunshine on a mostly overcast 75 degree day with scattered showers. He looked like a leaf as his wings were both upright together and it was when he unfolded them that I noticed he was in fact a butterfly. His wings looked pretty rough and I wasn't quite sure what kind he was. I tried to snap a pic of his front but he flew off before I had the chance. Shortly after the wind switched and a cooler front came in and it started to sprinkle.
Region: 
Franklin County
United States
Nebraska
Location Notes: 
Our house is on the corner to the northeast of Sheppard Avenue and the east-west running Haxton street. Our backyard where our deck is to the north of our house and sits between Sheppard Avenue and the north-south running alley. There is a park to the east of our house with many well established old trees. We are located within the Village of Hildreth.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.334205531455, -99.044567284025

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 18:29
Suggested Identification: 
Eastern Comma
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1097245

Observation Notes: 
This moth was flying about and landed on the wisteria
Region: 
United States
Nebraska
Sarpy County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.1877078, -96.133203

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 04:40
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1094960

Observation Notes: 
I found multiple caterpillars in my hanging plant/flower basket that had Petunia and Parsley plants. They were eating the parsley leaves. The weather was hot and humid this summer when I found them here in Omaha, Nebraska,Sarpy County
Region: 
United States
Nebraska
Sarpy County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.1854876, -96.1996288

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 00:00
Suggested Identification: 
Anise Swallowtail Larva photo one full length and the second upclose his Anise Swallowtail larva with it's everted osmeterium, which releases a foul odor thought to help deter predators.
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1094862

Observation Notes: 
Common milkweed
Region: 
Nuckolls County
United States
Nebraska
Location Notes: 
2 miles northwest of Nelson, Ne
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.228582915379, -98.084968274007

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 00:00
Suggested Identification: 
Milkweed tussock caterpillar
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1093942

Observation Notes: 
Very large. Body was about the size of my thumb. Taken early morning around 7Am
Region: 
Lancaster County
United States
Nebraska
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.7551587, -96.5776054

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 00:00
Suggested Identification: 
Some sort of Sphinx?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1093894

Observation Notes: 
Tree diameter is approximately 6 inches, humidity 67%, temp, 91 (f),
Region: 
United States
Nebraska
Lancaster County
Location Notes: 
Back yard of 1065 Garden St, Bennet, NE
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.679757506431, -96.498212562668

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 11:03
Suggested Identification: 
Antheraea Polyphemus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1093706

Observation Notes: 
This specimen showed up at our porch light which is beneath a large honey locust tree. The first shot shows the "dead leaf" resting position. The second is a posture adopted after disturbance (the moth briefly flashed its pinkish hind wings and then rolled over and became unresponsive. The moth was released (to lay eggs) so there is no confirmatory specimen. I realize that the this observation is a little outside the reported range of S. bisecta, but this individual's appearance better matches the images of that species than the obvious alternative (S. bicolor). Please let me know if you agree with this ID.
Region: 
Lancaster County
United States
Nebraska
Location Notes: 
Position is accurate
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.776097, -96.614962

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 00:00
Suggested Identification: 
Sphingicampa bisecta
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1089971

Observation Notes: 
Eating butterfly weed; second photo is on the same plant on July 25, 2016
Region: 
Saunders County
Nebraska
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.0441442, -96.3801287

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 10:00
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1089858

Observation Notes: 
Frequently occurred in a cornfield, also ate milo leaves and Kentucky bluegrass.
Region: 
Saline County
United States
Nebraska
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.6547389, -97.2881699

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 00:00
Suggested Identification: 
Estigmene acrea
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar