Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Hampshire

Sighting Record 1243334

Observation Notes: 
This caterpillar was found covered in wasp eggs. It was alive when I found it, but it soon died and the tent I had it in became filled with wasp pupae.
Region: 
United States
New Hampshire
Cheshire County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.89481139999999, -72.1494033

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 17:40
Suggested Identification: 
Dolba hyloeus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1242542

Observation Notes: 
This caterpillar was found on a beech tree, likely an american beech (Fagus grandifolia). This was definitely the host plant, the caterpillar was found eating it.
Region: 
United States
New Hampshire
Cheshire County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.89481139999999, -72.1494033

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:45
Suggested Identification: 
Antheraea polyphemus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1242539

Observation Notes: 
This caterpillar was found on a bush hanging over the pond along with another sphinx caterpillar I haven't been able to identify, different species but potentially the same genus. Both were very near each other on the bush, and both were covered in wasp eggs (hence the black spots all over the back). This caterpillar was definitely not on its host plant for three reasons: 1) the above stated, suggesting it was brought to this bush by a wasp that laid eggs on it and the other caterpillar 2) it and the other caterpillar were completely immobile except for self defense (whipping its head around) for the next week, until one of the caterpillars was found surrounded in wasp pupae 3) the leaves of the branches on the bush the caterpillars were found on were untouched (no signs of caterpillars chewing leaves or branches without any leaves or leaves missing).
Region: 
United States
New Hampshire
Cheshire County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.895839454085085, -72.14973589391784

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 15:38
Suggested Identification: 
Sphinx kalmiae
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1242537

Observation Notes: 
This moth was found near a light the previous night.
Region: 
United States
New Hampshire
Cheshire County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.89481139999999, -72.1494033

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 10:25
Suggested Identification: 
Pleuroprucha insulsaria
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1242536

Observation Notes: 
This moth was found resting near a light that was left on over night.
Region: 
United States
New Hampshire
Cheshire County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.89482392686418, -72.14813729734496

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 10:35
Suggested Identification: 
Macaria bisignata
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1242364

Observation Notes: 
This caterpillar was found on the hiking trail. Likely potential host plants/plants in the vicinity include red maple (Acer rubrum) and large oak (Quercus robur).
Region: 
United States
New Hampshire
Merrimack County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.38994937124912, -71.86201589607047

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 10:44
Suggested Identification: 
Orgyia definita
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1242355

Observation Notes: 
This moth was found flying around off the side of the hiking trail.
Region: 
United States
New Hampshire
Hillsborough County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.816197212907916, -71.89497945415042

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 13:20
Suggested Identification: 
Machimia tentoriferella
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1242194

Observation Notes: 
This moth was found near a light the previous night. This moth was identified as M. quadrisignata and not M. discalis based on the placement of the discal and orbicular spots, and the vertical stripe on the head.
Region: 
United States
New Hampshire
Cheshire County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.89470914826558, -72.14745092486443

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 08:39
Suggested Identification: 
Metalectra quadrisignata
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1241867

Observation Notes: 
This moth was found near a light. The antennae are two-comb. ID mostly based on white forewing markings, shape of moth and size.
Region: 
United States
New Hampshire
Rockingham County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.08664826520645, -71.15993826400148

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, June 28, 2013 - 22:42
Suggested Identification: 
Phaeoura quernaria
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1241209

Observation Notes: 
This moth was found by a light the previous night. Moth was very active, crawled around quickly and frequently, similar to some darts.
Region: 
United States
New Hampshire
Rockingham County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.08728504480648, -71.15996357695444

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 08:44
Suggested Identification: 
Peridea angulosa
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth