Butterflies and Moths of North America

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South Carolina

Sighting Record 1146946

Observation Notes: 
Sunny, cool, and breezy. Did not stay long, although it may have returned about 10 minutes later... or it may have been a different individual I saw nectaring the nearby Turk's Cap Mallow.
Region: 
Charleston County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.7718437, -80.00148030000003

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 16:45
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1146945

Observation Notes: 
Sunny, warm, breezy. Butterfly did not stay still for long, so it was difficult to get close enough for a photo of this small insect.
Region: 
Charleston County
United States
South Carolina
Location Notes: 
Edgewater Park neighborhood, Charleston, SC
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.7718437, -80.00148030000003

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 15:30
Suggested Identification: 
Marine Blue?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1146846

Observation Notes: 
Mating pair found on side of Chicken coop
Region: 
Richland County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 34.2006447, -81.0092062

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 20:50
Suggested Identification: 
Large Toltype Moth, Tolype velleda
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1146810

Observation Notes: 
Hot (93° F), humid evening. Individual found feeding on dill and parsley in the front yard of a suburban neighborhood.
Region: 
Charleston County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.784231677436196, -79.98931797281273

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 18:18
Suggested Identification: 
Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1146808

Observation Notes: 
Hot (85° F), humid evening. Individual feeding on an passionflower (Passiflora incarnate) in the back yard of a suburban neighborhood.
Region: 
Charleston County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.78408735891224, -79.98941453233726

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 19:15
Suggested Identification: 
Agraulis vanillae
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1146791

Observation Notes: 
Warm (81° F), humid evening. Individual found crawling on front porch. There were nearby trumpet creeper (Campsis radicals) and Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) but feeding was not noted on either species.
Region: 
Charleston County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.78420375200903, -79.98931239373485

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 21:24
Suggested Identification: 
Hypercompe scribonia
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1146790

Observation Notes: 
Hot (86° F), humid evening. Individual found feeding on an Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) in the side yard of a suburban neighborhood.
Region: 
Charleston County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.78418102801587, -79.98927996752576

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 18:07
Suggested Identification: 
Harrisina americana
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1146789

Observation Notes: 
Warm (81° F) evening. Individual found on a Crocosmia plant in the front yard of a suburban neighborhood.Crocosmia
Region: 
Charleston County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.78422684928264, -79.98931694070183

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 20:14
Suggested Identification: 
Automeris io
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1146787

Observation Notes: 
Warm (79° F), sunny day. Individual found, appropriately on an azalea plant (Rhododendron indicum) in the back yard of a suburban neighborhood.
Region: 
Charleston County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.78389214066338, -79.98922348022461

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 16:35
Suggested Identification: 
Datana major
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1146786

Observation Notes: 
Warm (78° F), sunny, calm day. Individual nectaring on false garlic (Nothoscordum bivalve) in the back yard of a suburban neighborhood. There were nearby passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) vines with numerous Agraulis vanillae caterpillars on them and this butterfly seemed interested but no caterpillars were ever noted.
Region: 
Charleston County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.78409701410817, -79.98936383988115

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 09:42
Suggested Identification: 
Heliconius charithonia
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly