Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New York

Sighting Record 1242861

Region: 
United States
New York
Essex County
Partner Project: 
Adirondack All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 44.253333, -73.9724141

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 16:36
Suggested Identification: 
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail ? Large swallowtail, flying in late July Junction of the two black lines forms a wide letter U.
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1242860

Region: 
United States
New York
Essex County
Partner Project: 
Adirondack All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 44.2107593, -73.9551468

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 11:05
Suggested Identification: 
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail ? Large swallowtail, flying in late July Junction of the two black lines forms a wide letter U.
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1242859

Observation Notes: 
I am submitting a number of swallowtail sightings from last July in an effort to better understand how to disentangle Canadian Tiger Swallowtails from Eastern Tiger Swallowtails. I had been using your guidance from last year based on (1) the time of the observation (i.e., if the milkweed is in bloom, then probably Eastern), (2) size (big = Eastern), and (3) whether the junction of the two black lines forms a wide letter U (if so, then Eastern). However, I am getting some confusing advice from the folks at iNaturalist. The relevant exchange, with some references to swallowtail samples from Massachusetts, is here https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/36124464 and here https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/36103604 Can you take a look at these July swallowtail sightings and let me know what you think? I am not qualified to be part of this discussion, but I see a lot of swallowtails flying in the Adirondacks in July, and I sure would like to know what they are.
Region: 
United States
New York
Essex County
Partner Project: 
Adirondack All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 44.2460758, -73.94430009999999

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 14:58
Suggested Identification: 
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1242642

Region: 
United States
New York
Franklin County
Partner Project: 
Adirondack All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 44.336377588576646, -74.14904485180664

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 13:17
Suggested Identification: 
European Skipper?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1242578

Observation Notes: 
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/38542508#activity_identification_86765490
Region: 
Schuyler County
New York
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.44217788444622, -76.7578801349182

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 23:25
Suggested Identification: 
Epiblema strenuana
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1242268

Region: 
United States
New York
Tompkins County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.5540053, -76.292011

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 17:46
Suggested Identification: 
White-striped black
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1242239

Observation Notes: 
At blacklight. 8mm TL.
Region: 
United States
New York
Albany County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.71548672833873, -74.09379457857361

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 22:43
Suggested Identification: 
Pelochrista derelicta
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1242209

Observation Notes: 
At blacklight. 9mm TL.
Region: 
United States
New York
Albany County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.715485644446154, -74.093802960649

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 22:28
Suggested Identification: 
Olethreutes melanomesum
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1242177

Region: 
United States
New York
Franklin County
Location Notes: 
Saranac Lake High School, along pond
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 44.3267456301766, -74.14824667990113

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 14:25
Suggested Identification: 
Monarchs
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1242176

Region: 
United States
New York
Franklin County
Location Notes: 
Petrova Ave yard, Saranac Lake, NY
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 44.3238058, -74.1391684

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 13:20
Suggested Identification: 
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly