Butterflies and Moths of North America

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South Carolina

Sighting Record 1155081

Observation Notes: 
Specimen was found on a Serviceberry plant. Specimen was definitely consuming the leaves when caught. Only one caterpillar located on the plant or any nearby plants. Weather was sunny and in the mid 70's.
Region: 
Richland County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 34.17076506397109, -81.09924678553887

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 11:32
Suggested Identification: 
Eastern Tent Caterpillar, Malacosoma americana
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1154997

Observation Notes: 
Specimen appears to be a Black female variation. Specimen is missing part of one hind wing. Weather was in the 70's and clear. Specimen was visiting a small flower garden in the midst of a hardwood forest.
Region: 
Richland County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 34.17057570542527, -81.09917479655223

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 09:40
Suggested Identification: 
Papilio glaucus, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1154995

Observation Notes: 
Specimen appears to be in its "Spring Form" and was found visiting a small flower garden.
Region: 
Richland County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 34.17082432067504, -81.09928550755615

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 15:12
Suggested Identification: 
Eurytides marcellus, Zebra Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1154993

Observation Notes: 
Specimen found resting on front porch steps.
Region: 
Richland County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 34.170806567310166, -81.09926404988403

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:48
Suggested Identification: 
Spilosoma dubia, Dubious Tiger Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1154942

Observation Notes: 
This beauty was happy to keep me company all afternoon while I planted in my garden. She hung out until it turned dark and then she disappeared. This was a coolish overcast day, after a night of hard rain and warmer weather. No significant nearby trees, a native shrub I believe called "mule fat," Lady Banks Rose, lilies, hosta, liriope, roses, clover, and a nearby pine forest. Also found near my hummingbird feeder, although I did not see it feeding.
Region: 
Horry County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 33.63390794431836, -79.03919215618555

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 18:30
Suggested Identification: 
Sphinx moth Tersa
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1154811

Observation Notes: 
2 female monarchs on tropical milkweed at a nursery in Pawleys Island, SC. We don’t usually see monarchs until August in coastal SC. One was laying eggs. The other was nectaring. I wonder if they were traveling north from the South Carolina coast or from the southern tip of Florida.
Region: 
Georgetown County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 33.430983, -79.141054

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 13:40
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1154741

Region: 
Greenville County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.0111506, -82.31127240000001

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 19:00
Suggested Identification: 
Nessus sphinx
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1154738

Observation Notes: 
Finding these all over my yard, garden area and fruit trees.
Region: 
Dorchester County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 33.17252991258462, -80.6655973848707

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 18:22
Suggested Identification: 
Moth Caterpillar
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1154155

Observation Notes: 
In the parking lot near the floating dock at Taw Caw.
Region: 
Clarendon County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 33.53488281091923, -80.33041681055909

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 13:50
Suggested Identification: 
Not sure
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar