Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Hampshire

Sighting Record 1211487

Observation Notes: 
Lively, traveling mostly between the tall daisies as opposed to the lower purple flowers in full sun.
Region: 
United States
New Hampshire
Sullivan County
Location Notes: 
Found along the sunny areas along the tree line.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.1922542, -72.11713950000001

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 08:15
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
Less than a half in. in length and width found at 2000 ft in Washington, New Hampshire.

Sighting Record 1211383

Observation Notes: 
Sitting very still on a porch post since I first saw this morning at 9:00 am, it’s now 11:00. Sitting very still but moved a bit when touched gently. Still there at noontime. It’s in the shade. It’s 85 degrees and sunny
Region: 
United States
New Hampshire
Carroll County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.84031409394154, -71.27238077684257

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 09:10
Suggested Identification: 
Luna
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1210773

Observation Notes: 
It had apparently come into the house during the previous night and was clinging to the (off-white cotton fabric) shower curtain throughout my shower. Comb teeth in photo are about 18mm long.
Region: 
United States
New Hampshire
Coos County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 44.41440611999999, -71.09207712

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 14:00
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1209704

Observation Notes: 
Large, green insect resting on the side of our building. Seems very docile as it let me get close to snap picture. Today is overcast and a cool 60 degrees.
Region: 
United States
New Hampshire
Grafton County
Location Notes: 
Right on the Pemigewasset River, close to the Loon Mt ski area.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 44.054121777037125, -71.64760582662223

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 00:10
Suggested Identification: 
Luna Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1208814

Observation Notes: 
On the sunny afternoon of June 8th Steve and I were taking trash down the stairs. I was startled by what appeared to be the face of a snake hanging from my deck. We live in the middle of a wooded area and love nature. When I was able to get a better look we realized that it was a giant butterfly. The marking on its wings designed to look like a snake probably for defense purposes. Which worked! Cause it scared me. But after we identified that it was a butterfly and was hovering right near its chrysalis. We began taking pictures. Steve, in his spare time, is a professional photographer. I’m an amateur with a good camera and a lot of learning to do. We set up to take pictures of the single Moth and identified it on this site as a Giant Colombian Silk Moth. The pictures we have sent are ones used with cellphones. We have better that will follow. June 9th 2019 Steve woke first and went to check on our new arrival. He was shocked to find that not only was it still there but it had a friend. He took several more photos. At first thinking they had both come out of the same Chrysalis. Once I woke up and got close to them. I realized they were mating. The female who had emerged yesterday was very distinguished and easily recognized. The new arrival was male with long feather like antennas. The two had their bottoms attached. I assumed they were mating. We returned to the website and read about the life cycle of the Colombian Silk Moth. We realized that everything matched perfectly. The weather, the night temperatures. The only oddity was that it was under our deck not a tree or Bush. After the female emerged she sent out pheromones that tell a male she is ready to mate. The male finds her in the night and they begin their mating. These beautiful Moths, although live through multiple life cycles as a caterpillar over a period of about a year, once they turn into a moth they don’t eat (they have no mouths) and live only two weeks. We feel so privileged to have seen this spectacular species! For not only to it have make its metamorphosis on our deck but also to have called her mate. It’s now 11:16 on June 9th and both Colombian Silk Moths are still mating.
Region: 
United States
New Hampshire
Rockingham County
Location Notes: 
Was found next to chrysalis. Under deck railing. Chrysalis is about 3 inches. The Vibrant Moth with red legs, no mouth and large black and white body was hanging next to it chrysalis. It would flutter its wings but paid us no attention as we took pictures and admired it. Note: we walk up and down these stairs every day as they are the main entrance to our home. The information says that the chrysalis would have been under that railing for 9 months. I am so glad we never noticed it. Im afraid I would have destroyed it in my ignorance.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.10672173950765, -71.07676202929696

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 16:18
Suggested Identification: 
Giant Columbia’s Silk moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
Moth was first seen June 8th around 4pm. It was still present in the morning of June 9th but had attracted a friend. A female emerged from the Chrysalis and overnight a male found her. When we woke up there were two.

Sighting Record 1208164

Observation Notes: 
I noticed the newly emerged Luna, on a plant a couple of feet from a paper birch tree, in full shade. It was an area where I had yet to clear last year's leaves. I first noticed it around 1 PM and saw that its wings were not yet fully formed. I checked on it periodically and saw, at around 3 PM, its wings were fully formed and open. It remained that way, in that spot, until around 9 pm. I went out just before 9 and saw, bu flashlight, that it was vibrating its body and wings. Thinking it must be getting ready to fly, I got out my phone, only to find that the battery was too low for the flash to operate. By the time I got back out, just after 9, with my wife's phone, it was gone. Afternoon temps were low 70's, overnight mid 50's
Region: 
United States
New Hampshire
Cheshire County
Location Notes: 
In our yard.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.824610554474205, -72.30939462009889

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 13:00
Suggested Identification: 
Luna
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1207804

Observation Notes: 
Temp in the mid 60's. It had been raining earlier but not at this time.
Region: 
United States
New Hampshire
Cheshire County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.824783670814064, -72.30950190845948

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 23:15
Suggested Identification: 
Polyphemus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth