Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Oregon

Sighting Record 1274906

Region: 
United States
Oregon
Lincoln County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 44.621507, -123.9384478

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:14
Suggested Identification: 
Anise Swallowtail Papilio zelicaon Lucas, 1852
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1273386

Observation Notes: 
Butterfly nectared on a yellow composite flower in the garden for a short time. Probably Mylitta as it looked bright orange when it flew, lighter than a Field Crescent, and I have seen two other Mylittas in our yard this summer. Such a tiny butterfly, and the underside of the wings are highly reflective.
Region: 
United States
Oregon
Deschutes County
Location Notes: 
4000 ft elevation, lodgepole and ponderosa pine woodland, small lawn and flower garden.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.8607931, -121.4798199

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 15:05
Suggested Identification: 
Mylitta Crescent
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1273381

Observation Notes: 
Have started to see a few of these wander by - they are abundant in spring and late summer. This one stopped to drink from damp garden soil. Hot, clear day, mid 90's.
Region: 
United States
Oregon
Deschutes County
Location Notes: 
4000 ft elevation, lodgepole and ponderosa pine woodland, small lawn and flower garden.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.8607931, -121.4798199

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 15:10
Suggested Identification: 
California Tortoiseshell
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1273251

Observation Notes: 
Butterfly nectared on common daisy blooms in our Central Oregon yard for about 20 minutes.. Never opened its wings except in flight. Hot, clear day.
Region: 
United States
Oregon
Deschutes County
Location Notes: 
4000 ft elevation, ponderosa and lodgepole pine woodland. Small irrigated garden with grass and flowers.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.8607931, -121.4798199

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 14:15
Suggested Identification: 
Purplish Copper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1273060

Observation Notes: 
Hot, hazy afternoon with smoke from California wild fires. Very windy. These butterflies were actively patrolling over expansive flower patches along a pasture road, infrequently pausing to feed on the Goldenrod.
Region: 
United States
Oregon
Klamath County
Location Notes: 
Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, 13750 Silver Lake Rd, Chiloquin, OR
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.88596889999999, -121.6927962

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 16:00
Suggested Identification: 
Orange Sulphur - Colias eurytheme
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1273054

Observation Notes: 
Hot, hazy afternoon with smoke from California wild fires. Very windy. Only saw this one skipper feeding on Common Monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus) at edge of the Williamson River.
Region: 
United States
Oregon
Klamath County
Location Notes: 
Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, 13750 Silver Lake Rd, Chiloquin, OR
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.88596889999999, -121.6927962

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 15:30
Suggested Identification: 
Hesperia sp.
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1273048

Observation Notes: 
Hot, hazy afternoon with smoke from California wild fires. Very windy. Lots of skippers feeding on Rabbitbrush. Skippers were mostly Uncas, if this ID is correct. Note: Date is correct, and Uncas were seen at Klamath Marsh NWR daily August 24-27.
Region: 
United States
Oregon
Klamath County
Location Notes: 
Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, 13750 Silver Lake Rd, Chiloquin, OR - just south of Refuge headquarters.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.88596889999999, -121.6927962

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 15:00
Suggested Identification: 
Uncas Skipper - Hesperia uncas
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1272969

Observation Notes: 
Hot, hazy afternoon with smoke from California wild fires. Very windy. Only saw this one White butterfly feeding on Rabbitbrush, with lots of skippers.
Region: 
United States
Oregon
Klamath County
Location Notes: 
Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, 13750 Silver Lake Rd, Chiloquin, OR, just south of Refuge headquarters
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.88596889999999, -121.6927962

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 15:00
Suggested Identification: 
Western White - Pontia occidentalis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1272929

Observation Notes: 
Hot and sunny morning. This Butterfly, Honey Bees and Bumble Bees were all over this shrub with white daisy like flowers. It went on blooming Dandelions as well. Backyard garden, farmland.
Region: 
United States
Oregon
Washington County
Location Notes: 
12.3 miles north of Hillsboro, Wahington County, Oregon
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 45.6532259, -122.9970499

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 10:20
Suggested Identification: 
Northwestern Fritillary or Mylitta Crescent
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1272563

Observation Notes: 
Overcast, smoky, warm. Butterfly was feeding on yellow flowers of Bloomer's Goldenbush (Ericameria bloomeri) by side of road that bordered a sparse Lodgepole Pine forest. Only saw 2 fritillaries in the area, along with many skippers.
Region: 
United States
Oregon
Klamath County
Location Notes: 
Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, 13750 Silver Lake Rd, Chiloquin, OR , & Fremont-Winema National Forest, along Military Road near the junction of Silver Lake Highway.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 42.9676794, -121.5801198

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 11:30
Suggested Identification: 
Fritillary - Speyeria sp.
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly